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Letters

  • Tribute to a soldier

    One by one the old soldiers of the Mora VFW are being called home to receive their much awaited reward. Mr. Levi Alcon Sr. was the latest.

    Albert Einstein reflected on the purpose of man’s existence when he said, “Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet seeming to have a divine purpose.”

  • LPN recognized by association

    It is with great respect and admiration that I submit this to the Optic.

    My friend and colleague Janice Kavanaugh, LPN, has been recognized by the International Association of Nurses, New York, as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Nurse in Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Letters to the editor

    City union supports Dodge
     As president of AFSCME Local 2851 for the city of Las Vegas employees, I, as well as our members, city employees and constituents would like to express our gratitude and support to our city councilors for retaining Mr. Timothy Dodge as city manager.

  • Justice prevailed, charges dropped

    On Dec. 30  I, Joe Olivas, was in the newspaper, namely the Optic, because of an accusation of bigamy. Today, please take time to read this letter, especially those who clapped their hands with joy.

    Well today let’s clap them again because justice has been done. I thank all those who care for Joe M. Olivas- Justice has prevailed. The case was dropped.

    Joe M. Olivas
    Mora

  • Mora reporter is appreciated

    Mrs. Ruth Fort is our Mora area Optic reporter, and she does a marvelous job and is very well liked by our Mora community, and we want her to know she is much appreciated.

    We hope you had a good and fun time at your birthday party... Not many people are lucky to turn 90. Thanks for being our Mora area Optic reporter. Good Job...

    Odilia Cantrell

    On behalf of The VFW Ladies Auxilary of Mora

  • Judge Mathis deserved better

    Hon. Eugenio Mathis has sat at the bench as a District Court judge in Las Vegas since 1992, and during his tenure provided great service to the community.

  • Road condition is disgraceful

    My name is Debby Matthews from the KOA Campground south of the town of Las Vegas. We have had the campground for 10-1/2 years and the Lord has blessed us immensely over those years. What has not been a blessing is the county road in front of the campground, which is part of the pre-1937 Route 66. We have called frequently to . . . the Roads Department, but are told that there are no funds to pave the County road/Route 66.

    There were enough funds to pave the same road (not part of Route 66) from our mailboxes down to many of the homes on the Romeroville Frontage Road.

  • Mil Gracias - March 27, 2013

    Thanks once again to the generosity of the reading community of Las Vegas and the people from communities surrounding Las Vegas for their support of the annual American Association of University Women (Las Vegas Branch) Used Book Sale.  

    These folks both donated and bought books (and some helped sell them) during the recent two-day sale at the NMHU Student Center. More than $2,000 was raised for scholarship funds for Highlands women who are non-traditional students.

  • Shined light, stepped on toes

    And so Tom McDonald rides out to seek his own sunset. Perhaps being a self-described “misfit” himself is what helped make him so fearless.

    Mr. McDonald, in his eight years at the helm, has shined more light on the shenanigans in Las Vegas and stepped on more toes — including my own when I deserved it — than any publisher I’ve known in the 25 years I have been a subscriber. I can’t think of a finer compliment to pay any person. Best wishes, Tom.

    Alma Gregory
    Sapello
     

  • Long-term survival vs. short-term gain

    In recent months, much has appeared in the Optic about climate change and about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to obtain natural gas, but only Andrew Gold (Feb. 22) has suggested that a connection exists between these two phenomena.