• Letters to the Editor - May 6, 2016

    Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the family of Vicky Ortiz, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of NMBHI Meadows Evergreen North. We would like to recognize the nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, cooks, beauticians, activity therapists, doctors, social workers, housekeepers, foster grandmother, and administrators for their hard work and dedication.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 1, 2016

    Consolidation is long over due

    It’s time to consolidate the two school districts of Las Vegas. It’s long overdue.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 29, 2016

    Political cartoon uncalled for

    The political cartoon published in the April 20 edition  was unworthy of the Optic, in my opinion.

    Stating that the upcoming presidential election consists only of bad choices is cynical enough, and the illustration is even worse. A communist hammer and sickle for Bernie Sanders? Really?

  • Letters to the Editor - April 24, 2016

    Doctors, medical services abundant

    I am writing in response to Betty Maestas’ Letter to the Editor posted on April 18 regarding the need for “more doctors and medical services needed.” 

    First and utmost, my condolences to Ms. [Desiree] Castillo’s’ family for their loss. Secondly, Ms. Maestas is mistaken regarding the lack of medical care in Las Vegas.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 17, 2016

    Lawmakers should be transparent

    President Kennedy once stated: “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society… We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent fact far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”

  • Letters to the Editor - April 10, 2016

    Advice for mayor, city councilors

    We have been very lucky to have a far wetter than normal year and a half. The city has been able to provide water without having to impose drought restrictions on customers’ use. Almost everyone should recognize that betting on the continued generosity of Mother Nature would be extraordinarily unwise. The city’s current water storage space is far too limited.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 3, 2016

    Benavidez deserves a second chance

    I don’t know Mr. (Anthony Leroy) Benavidez and so I have no dog in the fight described in the Viewpoints column, March 23.

    But it seems to me that without further information about the type of felony he received, and how many years — or decades — ago, it is a mistake to ban him from the West Las Vegas school board.

  • Letters to the Editor - Mar. 20, 2016

    Trump a bad choice for president

    Donald Trump may be a multi-billionaire, commanding a huge real estate empire. He may be a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. He may have a daily cameo on almost every news program in the country.
    But Donald Trump has absolutely no class! You might expect someone who was raised with privilege and educated in a military prep school, Fordham and Wharton to have a little polish. But if he ever had any, he lost it somewhere on the way to fortune and fame.

  • Letters to the Editor - Mar. 13, 2016

    Shame on you, city government

    After reading the article “No room at the Inn,” I felt compelled to write this letter. I was born and raised in this community. I received my nursing degree and worked in the community for many years. I worked alongside of many great physicians and nurses that are dedicated to serving their community. This community helped me become the person I am today, something I will be forever proud and grateful for.

  • Letters to the Editor - Mar. 6, 2016

    Many helped with cemetery restoration

    Many I read the article about Carol Wawrychuck and her journey to “bring dignity” to the cemeteries at the Behavioral Health Institute and it is indeed gratifying that information about these cemeteries is now being read by folks in this community. I appreciate this — but I would very much like to acknowledge the diverse groups of individuals who worked diligently for three years prior to Mrs. Wawrychuk’s visit to the hospital in 2005 ....