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Letters

  • Have compassion for animals

    No doubt, I am not the only person pleased to have the Animal Welfare Coalition take over the responsibility of the city’s animal shelter.

    While the city is still taking care of the utilities, the organization needs whatever help the community can offer. They can use dog/cat food, blankets, old towels and pet carriers, as well as volunteers to help with socializing the animals. Of course they can certainly use monetary donations, but if that isn’t possible the other items mentioned can bring much- needed help.

  • Flores responds to criticism

    In the senior profile (published Aug. 30) I never mentioned that I claimed to be a member of the “panel of inmates” who worked closely with Dwight Duran in filing a lawsuit based on prison conditions.

    The panel and Dwight Duran deserve every ounce of credit for bringing the matter before the federal court system. Their hard work paid off, and it made dramatic improvements on living conditions, disciplinary issues, medical care, etc. I agree I had nothing to do with that.

  • 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.