• 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 ....

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 28, 2016

    Firefighting funds diverted to Spaceport

    In the future when New Mexico citizens need help from their local fire departments, they should call Spaceport New Mexico instead of 911. 

    If that doesn’t work, try calling your state representative or senator. They, in their great wisdom, transferred $1.2 million from the Fire Protection Fund Grant Program to Spaceport New Mexico in this year’s legislative appropriations bill. 

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 21, 2016

    Wrestler shows class

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 14th, 2015

    An endorsement for Barbara Perea Casey

    On behalf of ADELANTE and the American Association of University Women, we would like to thank all of the mayoral and city council candidates for their participation in the recent forums.  We must also thank New Mexico Highlands University for loaning us the use of the Student Center for holding our forums.  Thanks also go to the Optic and of course to all the citizens who attended.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 7, 2016

    Las Vegans helping Las Vegans

    Many of us find ourselves beset every day by requests for money—through the mail, by email, telephone, on the street, and even in church. While we may know that many of these requests correspond to real, legitimate needs, we know we can’t help everyone who asks. Also, when solicited by large charities, we often wonder where the money goes — will the money we donate help those in need right around us? However, in the case of one local fund-raising effort, Las Vegas has received more than it has given.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 31, 2015

    All are outraged

    My  letter on the affair of the Trujillo cousins (Optic, Jan. 1) seems to have struck a nerve. Since Kenny Sandoval has resorted to name-calling (Optic, Jan. 10), I feel it necessary to respond. Just to set the record straight, I gladly accept the labels of curmudgeon and negativist. It took me many years to achieve this status.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 24, 2015

    Shut Guantanamo down

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 17, 2016

    Donald Trump selling snake oil

    Angry white men are the primary fodder for Trump’s presidential campaign grasping at straws. These men feel that their entitlement has been lost. That is true for them and so many other Americans.

    Yet, they are following a man who is selling them snake oil. He wants them to vote Republican, which is how they got where they are in the first place.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 10, 2016

    City should purchase new police cars
    Upon reading about the condition of the city police vehicles, and the safety concerns, I was convinced that, perhaps, a few new ones should be purchased.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 3, 2015

    PARCC system is working

    Thank goodness the local schools leadership did not take credit for the improved grades in local schools while, on the other hand, blaming the failing or slipping grades on a flawed process. Looks like the PARCC system is being vindicated. If a school is not cutting the mustard, what other label does one use but “failing”?

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz, NM

    Where’s the outrage?