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Letters

  • Meaningful gun laws need to be passed

    I feel informed after reading (Tom McDonald’s column) titled “Free speech and gun rights,” published on Jan. 7.

    The public is ready to accept meaningful laws relevant to tighter gun control, particularly related to the use of assault weapons. However, we already see and understand that new regulations, like ones already on the books, are highly unlikely to be enforced. First, let’s write regulations that must be enforced, that the regulators can and will use to regulate the action that is begging to be regulated.

  • Mora Co. manager doing excellent job

    Thank you, Mr. Tomas Sanchez, for all you do for Mora County.

    After many years away from Holman, we decided to retire here, and in 2001 we built our retirement home. While we were away the Tramperos Bridge culvert was installed and no provisions were made for the erosion on the opposite bank, which eroded our property enormously.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 18, 2012

    I am writing to let the people of Las Vegas know that there is an establishment in your community that went out of its way to assist a stranger that had broken down on the highway on Dec. 22 at 4:45 p.m. This establishment I am referring to is Michael’s Precision Automotive.

  • Columnist cherry picked the facts

    Regarding (Tom McDonald’s column) “Free Speech and Gun Rights” in the Jan 7 paper:
    I’m disappointed in the way you cherry-picked the facts when drawing comparisons between proponents of free speech and gun rights.

  • Passing mistake on to taxpayers

    Us taxpayers are stuck with Fries Fiasco and/or Lopez’ labyrinth. They didn’t know the rust panels were part of the new building! Now, they want us to pay additional monies to Franken for a color change! Must be nice to think you can just play with taxpayers’ hard-earned salaries and taxes.

    Malfeasance or stupidity — just pass it on to the taxpayer.

    Watch this space — my office will be broken-into, again.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 14, 2012

    In the course of a good friend having a short stay in the local hospital, I was reminded of what caring, dedicated nurses, doctors and CNAs we have here in Las Vegas. They embody the best of the helping spirit, and of Humanity for that matter.

    I don’t wish a hospital visit on anybody, but when it happens, I think locals will be reminded of what good people, full of heart, we have around here. I really deeply appreciate all those in the medical/nursing profession.

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Are human rights off the table?

    Having just celebrated our holidays of love, faith, and fellowship, we write to remind us all of men and women around the world who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened with violence because of their defense of human rights.

    As your neighbors who belong to Amnesty International, we write letters, send emails, and make telephone calls, urging remedy and prevention of human rights abuses.

  • A spiritual perspective

    To the San Miguel and Mora County Commissioners:

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on fracking and I’m alarmed at the dangers this will have on our environment, and our health. Reports from government agencies that have been studying the issue, and testimonials from people residing in communities back east and from communities in Colorado and Wyoming are horrific. Particularly frightening are the impacts on our water, air, livestock and human health.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 11, 2012

    We at Alejandro Rivera Substance Abuse Program and Amistad y Resolana would like to thank you for supporting the first Sobriety Ball.  It was a great success and it would not have been possible without the help of the community.

  • County needs a balanced approach

    Our County Commission is in the process of evaluating an oil and gas ordinance for San Miguel County. This is a good process and we support a reasonable outcome, with solid environmental regulations. However, as currently drafted, the ordinance would effectively ban all oil and gas activity in the county, with its restrictive regulations. We support a balanced and reasonable approach that allows both jobs and environmental protection. The proposed ordinance won’t do that.  

    The people here will benefit from the economic activity, as they do around the state.