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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor - Sept. 5, 2014

    Tax hike should have gone to voters
    I read your “Spend It Wisely” editorial this morning, and it has me a bit upset. We are going to be forced to pay a higher taxes that we are not allowed to vote on? Since when do the people not have the right to vote on whether or not our taxes are increased?

    In addition to paying more taxes, it says the moneys are going to be spent on road repairs. This would be fine if the county was doing the job correctly.  

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 29, 2014

    More trash disposal options needed

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 22, 2014

    The Statue of Liberty
    Editor’s note: The following remarks were made during last week’s City Council meeting and are being reprinted here as a letter to the editor with the writer’s permission.
    Mr. Mayor, Councilors –
    You’ve been working our water problems well, please maintain the focus. But today, another topic.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 15, 2014

    School Priorities
    “Wouldn’t it be nice if schools allocated their budgets first to the classroom, and then what’s left to administration? Teachers could be given good salaries, good enough to attract and keep the best.
    Classrooms could be supplied with the best books, materials, and supplies. Students could graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to land a good job (somewhere) and have enough to support themselves and a future family.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 8, 2014

    The facts about global warming

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 1, 2014

    U.S. must condemn both sides
    I was horrified to learn that Secretary of State John Kerry has declared actions of the Israeli government in Gaza are “legitimate and appropriate.” The targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure is never ever either “legitimate” or “appropriate”.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 25, 2014

    Drilling could bring in resources

  • Letters to the Editor - July 18, 2014

    No shame in standing up for beliefs
    There should be an inalienable understanding that the “Fiestas” are in celebration of our people, our talents, our accomplishments. It is fitting that our Vegas All Stars, Little Leaguers, veterans, school clubs, civic organizations, Fiesta royalty and our nearby communities be celebrated.
    Our attention should not be diverted from the greatness of community by an undeserved slap in our faces by Alfonso Ortiz’s poor judgment again.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 11, 2014

    Gov is improving education
    My name is Sarah Vasquez. I live up in the beautiful mountains of Chacon, N.M., with my husband, Ruben. He is retired, and is now enjoying those choices that we all look forward to one day be able to make in our daily lives.
    I, on the other hand, still work and drive approximately 54 miles each way to and from my job in another beautiful spot in our state, Angel Fire. I work in Property Management in a great place, Angel Fire Resort. I have been there since 2000.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 4, 2014

    Community 1st helps businesses
    If you saw Monday’s Optic about Community 1st Bank, you may question the reasons for the regulators “concern.” I know as much about banking regulations as a hog knows about Sunday. This I do know: Community 1st Bank has provided the loans I needed to grow my business. They provided similar loans to other local entities, loans that make growth and survival possible.