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Letters

  • Reporter takes hit, but still tell it as-is

    Recently, a reporter for this newspaper was threatened with destruction of his character, reputation and even livelihood. It’s not worth repeating what happened other than to note that the perpetrator was caught and punished, though in my book not commensurate with the potential impact to the reporter.

    It can’t be easy telling it like it is for a small-town newspaper, as some people are bound to get their noses out of joint. A cold shoulder and much more likely happen on occasion, and are directed at the individual and probably sometimes the family too.

  • Starstruck no more

    When I grew up (long, long ago), Hollywood was glamorous and exciting, at least to a child. Needless to say, I have always been “Star Struck.”

    As I grew older my views regarding the film industry evolved and matured. However, I have still been fascinated with the mega movie, special effects and the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

    When the movies came to Las Vegas my support was strong. “Red Dawn” in 1984 remains one of my favorite movies. I heard the guns and helicopters at 2 a.m., but it really didn’t bother me.

  • A 'more accurate version' of story

    You report that the new golf course is an outcome of Mike Koldyke persuading our legislature to fund it. The more accurate version of this story is that Mike, the creator of the concept of a revamped, high-quality, local course with attractive residential potential, personally asked Gov. Bill Richardson for the first $1.5 million to make it happen. I know this because I was sitting between them, at an Isotopes game, when Mike described his idea, made his request and Bill said “yes.”

  • 'Star struck' no more

    When I grew up (long, long ago), Hollywood was glamorous and exciting, at least to a child. Needless to say, I have always been “Star Struck.”

    As I grew older my views regarding the film industry evolved and matured. However, I have still been fascinated with the mega movie, special effects and the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

    When the movies came to Las Vegas my support was strong. “Red Dawn” in 1984 remains one of my favorite movies. I heard the guns and helicopters at 2 a.m., but it really didn’t bother me.

  • Don't miss out on being a 'Big'

    Have you ever wondered how many opportunities you’ve missed in your life? Helping a young person with his homework? Taking him to get ice cream at Dairy Queen? Going to his Little League game or being a third-base coach? Maybe attending his spring concert or just sitting down with him to talk when he asks “Whatcha doing?”

  • The Las Vegas dilemma

    So what is it about Las Vegas past, present and future that troubles some folks so? Is it that many folks have tried to bring growth, opportunity and jobs that run against the grain of the zero-growth thinkers? Las Vegas has long appeared as the big rock in the economic stream that waters reluctantly flow around opting instead for Espaola, Taos, Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

  • Remembering Marilynn

    Bob and I met Marilynn Ernest at a Las Vegas meeting of the Peace and Justice committee while we were still living in Mosquero, 94 miles away. She was there every Tuesday evening and, unlike most of those attending, she walked. She would get a ride home because she preferred not to walk home after dark.

  • Mil Gracias

    Luna Community College would like to show its gratitude for the fourth annual Custom Car Show & Shine that we co-sponsored.

  • Don't forget the victim

    There’s been several write-ups in the Optic in recent months about a young man, Karl Chamberlain, who was recently executed in Texas.

    Most of what has been written, has been in my view, to evoke sympathy for Chamberlain. Comparatively little has been written about the crime, the victim, or her family. It almost seems they have been forgotten.

  • Mil Gracias

    Luna Community College would like to show its gratitude for the fourth annual Custom Car Show & Shine that we co-sponsored.