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Letters

  • Where, oh where is Valencia?

    After 60 years of seeing it, driving past it on the way to Santa Fe and past it on the way back — and wondering?

    Smack dab in the middle of the Glorieta Pass is an exit for Valencia.

    What’s Valencia ?

    It is not on any map I have looked at. I exited and looked around. There are some new-ish roads and guess what? Houses!
    Ilfeld and Sands have disappeared. Is Valencia a desparecido?

    I’ve never known anybody form Valencia.

    Anybody know anything about Valencia?

  • Optic column was courageous

    With reference to the column “Showing Mercy — An Important Milestone,” by Mercy López in the Sept. 30, we wish to thank Mercy López for the wonderful heartfelt, courageous, self-revealing, and honest column in today’s Optic.

    We realize this may have been one of the most difficult pieces she has ever written as a journalist, but we applaud her for doing it. Mercy’s story is the kind of story that needs to be told, and we hope that this one opens the door to many others.

  • Mayor recognizes businessman

    As mayor of the city of Las Vegas, I want to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Loyd Jeffrey for his willingness to continue volunteering his time to assist citizens in need.

    Two years ago, in 2011, I asked for his help to assist a family whose water heater was inoperable and he, without hesitation, fixed the problem at no charge to the resident in need, nor to the city of Las Vegas.

  • Who is trying to deceive whom?

    This letter is in response to Frank Splendoria’s letter in the Optic Sept. 13th.

    I have no interest in arguing with you about your abortion beliefs simply because I disagree with you (which I do). You can — and will — believe whatever you want. However, it is quite clear that you advocate for your religious views being made the law for everyone. You accuse me of trying to deceive readers about your position. I don’t think so. I think anyone reading your letters knows your views on abortion without any misdirection from me.

  • Writer: Trust but also verify

    In May I had a routine colonoscopy screening at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. Everyone involved was very kind, friendly and professional. I was impressed and very well-satisfied — until I received the bill.

  • Highlands is a gem, no buts

    I would like to say a few words in defense of the office workers about whom it has been said “do not answer their phones.”

    I’m recently retired after working the ITS Help Desk at New Mexico Highlands University for many years. Chaotic is the only way to describe the first two weeks of a new semester.

  • Co-op official responds to letter

    In response to “Co-op Officials should open eyes,” it is always disappointing when an employee tenders a resignation.

  • Writer: Abortion affects another life

    Ms. (Joan) Krohn’s letter is an example of the mostly successful efforts of the pro-abortion folks to gloss over the basic nature of the procedure and paint the anti-abortion folks as narrow-minded, mean-spirited people who are focused on punishing “the sluts” who seek abortion.

  • Enjoyed Bean Day celebration

    My 6-year-old granddaughter attended Bean Day in Wagon Mound for the first time. She goes to church with me so we were both impressed with the float that had a giant image of our Lady of Guadalupe on it adorned with roses. The Mariachis looked so handsome all dressed in black and their music was very relaxing.

  • Storrie Project offers its thanks

    “A los que nos ayudaron y a los que nos toleradon,” Muchisimas Gracias! – To those who assisted us and to those who tolerated us, during the repairs of the Storrie Project Water Users Association delivery canal, we are most appreciative.
    The priorities for the day of Friday, Sept. 13 were altered for most of the citizens in Las Vegas and San Miguel County, as we absorbed what most are calling a 100-year flood in our area and a 1000-year flood in other areas in the vicinity.