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Letters

  • Mil Gracias - August 13, 2012

    You have guardian angels living in your community, Las Vegas!

    Unfortunately, I encountered a deer with my truck, on Highway 104 one evening recently. Fortunately my passenger and I were not hurt. I want to personally thank Joseph and Sonia, the good Samaritans who stopped to help, and stayed with us for several hours and helped clean up the debris from the roadside; they were so kind!

    Also, my hat is off to deputies Bernal and Nelson, for their professionalism, support and assistance with the paperwork.

  • Caring more, not less

    Frank Splendora recently objected, in a letter to the Optic, to Amnesty International’s position regarding prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, a practice which too frequently descends into a form of torture. Mr. Splendora seems to feel that AI’s position leads to coddling prisoners.   

  • Extremes are nonproductive

    We have read your published letters from Carrol Pearson and Frank Splendoria about solitary confinement. Mr. Splendoria mentioned the recent murders in Aurora, Colo., by one James Holmes. These were probably far worse than the Columbine murders some years ago. These things certainly ought not to be.

  • Wannabe kisser sincere in efforts

    It  seems as though the campaign to win the right to Kiss That Pig is heating up. This is a good thing for as I mentioned in my letter last week my motto is, “Remember, no matter who puckers for that pig, Samaritan House wins!”

    Instead of making empty promises and pretending to enjoy kissing that pig, as my opponent Tom McDonald has mentioned, I am actually out there pounding the pavement and doing the job of true fundraising.

  • Pig caller endorses Krall

    I have been reading with interest, the preparation for kissing the pig.

    I was born in Nebraska (a state not a stranger to pigs), but have lived extensively on farms in Iowa and Arkansas. I believe this leaves me qualified to weigh in on the important matter of the pig kissing contest.

    My jobs on the farms were always caring for all livestock. In Arkansas, I used to ride a horse to free range with our cattle and goats grazed and hogs (both wild and tame) abounded, returning our livestock to the farm.

  • Mil Gracias - August 6, 2012

    This letter is written to thank members of the community who have helped the Tree Board of the City to upgrade the condition of the city parks.

  • Commendations to council, mayor

    I want to express my support for the mayor and councilors who, I believe, are truly moving in a positive direction to help make Las Vegas a better place in which to live.

  • Getting richer on Americans’ backs

    Where are the jobs?

  • Suggestions for emergencies

    I recently had a medical emergency at my house and I’ll have to admit that, despite living in the country, the response time was fair.

    I know we have good EMTs on board right now, but Mora County is pretty spread out, and there is always room for improvement.

    I know I’m not in office anymore, but what happens in Mora County has a big effect on me and all the citizens. I have a few suggestions that could very well help to save lives.

  • Animal Shelter people deserve medals

    The people who work at the Animal Shelter should receive gold medals for  helping me. (Recently, on a) Sunday at about 1:30 p.m., my Bretta died at  almost 13 years. She weighed about 100 pounds, a Bouviers.

    I want to thank two of my neighbors for helping me to get her prepared and I especially want to thank the three people at the Animal Shelter who helped me put her into three large plastic bags so we could put her in a freezer. The crematorium is pending.

    It seems the City needs to pay for some kind of  of gas valve. What’s the problem?