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Letters

  • An endorsement for pig-kisser

    We, the God-fearing citizens of Las Vegas, N.M., in order to provide for the common good, save our dignity, prevent insanity and civil disobedience, hereby endorse Tom McDonald for pig kisser of our community. He is just such a ham.

    We believe that Mr. McDonald (not Ronald) is most deserving of the honor of showing our community that, in many instances, pigs are people, too. We deal with pigs every day (no pun intended, Chief Montaño). No offense, Honey. ...

  • State conference a huge success

    The daunting task of hosting the 76th annual conference of the New Mexico Association of Counties was pulled off without a hitch by San Miguel County.

    The statewide event, which attracts more than 500 county and state officials and employees from all 33 counties, was held in Las Vegas the week of June 18. Also in attendance were many state officials and employees, and professional service providers and government vendors from throughout New Mexico and surrounding states.

  • Bill would help ensure access

    I’ve spoken out many times about the problem of losing access to our public lands on Whites Peak. But in fact New Mexico hunters have been losing access to public lands all over the state for years, simply because there was only one road to a particular piece of land and suddenly the landowner put up a gate.

  • More qualified to kiss the pig

    It was Rosie Lopez who asked me, in 2011, to be part of the Kiss the Pig fundraiser for the Samaritan House. She thinks I’m a great fundraiser so I agreed to be a candidate, but I told her I actually would want to kiss that pig.

  • The comforts of solitary confinement

    Last week Carole Pearson wrote about Amnesty International’s concern regarding the size and thus comfort level of solitary confinement cells in prisons.

    Also last week a man walked into an Aurora, Colo. theater, murdered a dozen, and injured scores more.

    If one applies AI’s concern to James Holmes, our most recent mass murderer, I wonder if they’ll be requesting a larger cell for Mr. Holmes to ensure he is justifiably comfortable? I suspect they’ll wait awhile until other news overrides his murder spree and then ask for some compassion for Mr. Holmes.

  • Smoke may be cause of health problems

    I read the letter by Lorenzo Flores (“‘Disindependence’ for Las Vegas,” published July 20) and found myself agreeing with most of his points, although not about the Fiesta Queen. However, one sentence caught my attention.

  • Mil Gracias - July 27, 2012

    On behalf of The La Plaza Little League Girls 10 and 11 year-old Softball Team, I would like to recognize local businesses and individuals that helped us on our trek to the district and state tournament.

    As many of you may already know, our team made the state championship game.

  • Mil Gracias - July 25, 2012

    Members of the Gallegos family celebrated the 105th birthday of their matriarch, Rosita M. Gallegos, in June. Her favorite Mexican foods were served. Pereece Gallegos baked two beautiful cakes for her grandmother. Thank you, Pereece.

    Vida Encantada Nursing Home also provided a large birthday cake for the occasion. The family would like to thank them also. Vida Encantada provided their dining room for the family to meet. It was appreciated by everyone as Rose has a large family.

  • Must get to causes of multiple DUIs

    “Baby dies after DUI crash” (June 18); “Local man facing 7th DUI charge” (June 11).  Front page news in the Optic last month, but what comes next?  Will we be seeing Mr. Sena  and Mr. Hernandez in the headlines next month? After a seventh DUI charge, it seems the eighth and ninth are soon to be made.

  • Mil Gracias - July 20, 2012