• Everyone has stake in Social Security

    We all know that Social Security helps families, but we rarely stop to think how much it helps the larger economy. In fact, it helps tremendously. Social Security fuels almost $1.4 trillion of economic activity nationally — $7.6 billion in our own state of New Mexico, according to a new study by AARP’s Public Policy Institute.

  • Visit and support animal shelter

    I would like to respond to Kim Delgado’s letter in the Oct. 4 edition.

    I am so glad she wrote what she did. I very much agree with her and want to add a few things.

    I visited the shelter after it was taken over by the Animal Welfare Coalition, and I am very happy to announce that it looks really clean, and is welcoming.

    The AWC people work very hard to do all the right things for the many animals that are staying there.

    As soon as I have the opportunity I will certainly offer my services as a volunteer.

  • Tacos and green grass

    Several movie scenes were recently shot in the village of Ribera at the La Risa Cafe. (La Risa means the laughter.) The name of the movie, which is supposed to be a comedy, is Taco Valley.

  • Alta Vista available to answer questions

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance — with few exceptions. Key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., healthcare reform) began Oct. 1.

    As a key health provider in the northeast region of New Mexico, we want to provide education to our community members in an easy-to-understand way, as well as help them sign up for insurance through the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and/or assistance with their premiums for medical coverage.

  • Learn more about community rights laws

    This is a public invitation to the San Miguel County commissioners to attend a presentation by Thomas Linzey, “In the Name of Sustainability: A New Community Rights Movement,” Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at NMHU Ilfeld Auditorium, 800 University Ave.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend as well.

  • Raise for music teacher wouldn’t be fair

    I couldn’t help but notice the (article) in (last week’s) paper about Mr. Martin Sena asking the Las Vegas City Schools district for more money or pay because he was offered a music position at the Pecos Independent School District.

    As an equal opportunity school district, would this be fair to the rest of the school employees?

    What about sports. Sports coaches work very hard every day after school training their students for upcoming games or competition.

  • Certain death vs. a chance at life

    Ms. (Joan) Krohn seems willingly to have misread the critique of her “trust women” theme and, in the process, to have made some amazing leaps of logic.

    In questioning the wisdom of blindly trusting any and all women to make life and death decisions for the babies they carry, those of us who are anti-abortion are pointing out that women are not magically blessed with good judgment.

  • Why was Cindy Collins excluded?

    I know you have many bases to cover and yes, I’m a week behind in my reading for various reasons. However, as nice as was the story of Oct. 14-15 about “Bridge Street award celebrated,” I wonder why Cindy Collins was not in the photo of the men (and woman) receiving the award? Cindy did all the work, yet she is barely mentioned in third paragraph down as “Cindy Collins, executive director of Main Street de Las Vegas, introduced various dignitaries.”

  • Mil gracias - Oct. 25, 2013
  • In search of pride and ambition

    I was seated in a local restaurant reading the newspaper and enjoying lunch when I was distracted by individuals in an adjoining booth boasting on how long they have been able to get away with extended unemployment, food stamps, welfare and how easy it was to get their free government cell phone.