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Letters

  • Keep debate on rally civil

    A few things occur to me after reading all of the letters to the editor about the bike rally.

    One is that those who are truly convinced of the merits of their positions do not need to resort to sarcasm, personal criticism of others and preposterous suggestions concerning how to handle the ever-burgeoning bike rally and issues arising from it.

  • City plays game of hide-and-seek

    Am I the only one who would like to see what Mr. Paul Cassidy, the city’s contract financial adviser, discussed with Moody’s officials? Is there any chance we taxpayers may get this in writing?

    The city administration has thrown Ms. Tana Vega under the bus, saying “...she was able to pull accurate figures to refute the information that Moodys had.”  Did these figures even consider that we must maintain a nine- to eleven-million reserve, versus the current and approximate $4.0 million buffer from our Gross Receipts Tax revenues, etc.

  • Prairie dog killing contest inhumane

    There is probably no more ruthless predator than man; yet as far as we know, man is the only being with a spiritual conscience. Then why does man do unconscionable acts such as the mass killing of wildlife?  

  • Mora Fiestas filled with tradition

    The Mora Fiestas ... are usually held on July 25 and 26, which is interesting because as long as I can remember all the men ride horseback on July 25, which is the day of St. James, and the women ride horseback on the 26th, St. Ann’s day.

  • Rep. Lujan votes to protect Rio Grande

    No one disagrees that clean water  and a healthy Rio Grande are fundamentally important. Without a clean Rio, communities supported by farming would suffer, and New Mexicans’ drinking water suffers.

    That’s why it’s disappointing that the U.S. House of Representatives (recently) voted to block the restoration of Clean Water Act safeguards that help keep our waterways like the Rio Grande clean by including a dirty water provision in a water-related spending bill that makes sure critical safeguards are excluded.

  • Teacher evaluation system is flawed

    I am writing in regard to the (Associated Press) article discussing a new teacher evaluation system in New Mexico. If the article is accurate, the system needs to be reconsidered for the simple fact that the evaluation of anyone is not an isolated activity but rather part of a process.

  • Support your Kiss a Pig candidate

    The San Miguel/Mora County Fair Association would like to thank the participants in the Kiss A Pig Contest which is held in July and August and will end on Aug. 10 when one of our lucky contestants who earns the most money will kiss a champion pig at the County Fair.

    We hope all will receive a lot of votes as this will enable the 4-H and FFA youth to have a successful county fair. The youth exhibit indoor projects as well as the animals in the fair barns and pens.

  • Rock on, Rough Riders

    I would like to say a big Thank You to Mike and Benito and all the committee members of the Rough Riders Motorcycle group for the courtesies and kindness extended to me at Saturday’s rally and rodeo. I am 75 years young and enjoyed the rally, as I have every year.

    To the few that complain and say it’s too noisy, I say it’s no more disturbing than the diesel pickup trucks that drive our city streets every day .... and yet you complain about three days out of 365.

  • Rally benefits our community
  • Don’t stereotype motorcyclists

    Obviously John Gamertsfelder is not a fan of motorcycle riders. I do, however, support the Rough Rider Rally and am appreciative of the many people who graciously donate their time to put the event together. I attend numerous rallies and I think our rally ranks right up there as far as activities and entertainment. I disagree with (Gamertsfelder’s) statement that “many Vegeños” leave town during the rally. I saw a large number of local people at the rally this year and not all are motorcycle riders.