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Letters

  • Meeting raises questions of scope

    On Jan. 10 I attended the public input meeting at the County Commission regarding gas and oil drilling in San Miguel County. I left with the feeling that we’re not getting all the information about the actual scope of the situation.

  • Still waiting on credible evidence

    No comprende. Recent letters to the editor by Diana Presser and Jesus Rivas, again demonstrate there is little evidence that fracking is a big problem, yet there are so many good people who believe it is. I’m still waiting to see the unbiased, credible sources that warrants their concerns.

  • Where’s the water coming from?

    That is a question that County Commissioner Ron Ortega asked proponents of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” time and again at last Thursday’s hearing on fracking. Some of them suggested the industry would truck in the necessary water. Another one said that the market would take care of it, supply and demand.

    A Halliburton whitepaper on reducing water cost during fracking states: “Typical drilling and completion operations use approximately 4 million gallons of water (or 1,000 truckloads).”

  • 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.