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Letters

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 20, 2017

    EDITOR'S NOTE: In the Aug. 20, print edition, the letters written by Randy Nakasone and Alan Wicks were credited to the incorrect writers. The online version of these letters have been amended to show the correct writers.

    Flooding tough to prevent

    Recently, I was approached by several of my neighbors who asked me if the flooding problem on the corner of Palo Verde Drive and Cinder Road is being caused by the irrigation ditch/acequia, which crosses beneath Palo Verde.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 13, 2017

    Exodus = stagnation
    It is time for New Mexico to change course.  What has not been working in the past must remain in the past.

    New Mexico is suffering as a state because of the lack of funds. As a result, every citizen pays the consequences. Those that suffer the most are the young people. They look at what the state offers them once they graduate from either high school or college.  

    A decision must be determined on whether to fight for the few jobs available or leave the state.

  • Letter to the Editor - Aug. 11, 2017

    Tweets, schmeets
    Everyone is in a tizzy about Donald Trump’s tweet banning transgender Americans from serving in our armed forces. Since when is a tweet an executive order? I do not recall tweets being mentioned in the Constitution or in any federal statute.

  • Letters to the editor, Aug. 6, 2017

    City’s plans?

    I was disappointed in the Las Vegas City Council for voting 4 to 1 to disapprove Resolution 17-27, which the Optic describes in their article of July 21-22 as “a non-binding declaration of support for resettlement of refugees.”

    Refugee status is a vetted and legal designation conferred by the federal government. Reasons cited for voting disapproval appeared to center on city resource constraints (“economic and quality-of-life challenges for the city”).

  • Letters to the Editor - July 23, 2017

    Media, report facts
    In response to the essay by John Stossel run as an editorial in the July 16 edition of the Optic, I want to make the following observations. Stossel says the media (I assume he means the news media) hates the current president and so they “leap on every anti-Trump rumor.”

    The job of the news media is to report the news and for years, fortunately or unfortunately, they have considered rumors to be newsworthy.

    During that time rumors have been reported as news without regard to the individual under scrutiny.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 16, 2017

    Supporting Charles Trujillo

    I had a dream recently that I would like to share.

    Emelia Trujillo, Charles Trujillo’s grandmother, was my best friend. I believe that those who have died are still with us in spirit.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 14, 2017

    Mil Gracias
    The Mora Valley Basketball 14U team from Mora competed in the first-ever USA Basketball 14U National Tournament held in Indianapolis. Although they did not place, they were recognized for their outstanding competitiveness and sportsmanship by the USA Basketball national coaching team and event directors.

    The team would like to send out a great big thanks to Mora Presbyterian Church, sponsoring businesses and all of the community members in Mora and Las Vegas.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 9, 2017

    Support refugees
    We refer to the front page article in the Optic of Sunday, July 1, titled “City, county both hear ‘sanctuary’ requests.”  The article correctly points out that “Sanctuary” is a term which has “different meanings around the U.S.,” but it misrepresents what took place at the meeting of the City Council. A resolution was presented to the Council, with 17 supporters in attendance, but the resolution deals with refugees rather than with immigrants and sanctuary.  

  • Letter to the Editor - July 2, 2017

    Check the AUMF
    On Sept. 14, 2001, in the aftermath of the worst domestic attack on the United States, Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act.  It allows the President to use military force against anyone connected with the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

  • Letter to the Editor - June 30, 2017

    Cyclists to NMHU
    The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure is celebrating its 10th year of raising funds to combat poverty housing by trying to raise a record $400,000 this summer. This year’s cross-country route takes cyclists 3,600 miles from San Francisco to Savannah, Ga., averaging about 75 miles of riding per day through the Aug. 5 conclusion. In addition to raising money and awareness for the nonprofit Fuller Center for Housing, cyclists will participate in six build days, along with the way with Fuller Center affiliates.