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Letters

  • Mil Gracias - Dec. 24, 2012

    Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a great success again! Thanks to all who contributed. We were able to give 110 boxes of food with turkeys to needy families in our community.

  • A desperate Christmas wish

    My wish for Christmas isn’t a big one or even a greedy one. My wish is to bring Cindy Rivera home!

  • As for fracking, just say no

    I have already pointed out four of the misinformation about fracking that Mr. John Bemis, gave out. He also said a fifth misinformation and a veiled threat for those who oppose fracking:

  • A city-county plan more practical

    Regarding Tom McDonald’s column on Monday: As a member of the Steering Committee, I recall that during development of our Regional (Mora-San Miguel – Guadalupe) Water Plan, our local governments at the time were only peripherally involved. This may have been because there was no money attached to the plan, and therefore didn’t warrant participation given other irons in the fire.  
    When completed, the County Commission supported the plan unanimously, but the Las Vegas City Council was reluctant, and a resolution of support passed by just one vote.

  • Torres may have the best approach

    Maybe Josephine Torres has found the answer to the problem of excessive DUIs in northern New Mexico. She is suing Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza for failing to protect the public from drunk drivers.

    When you read in the Optic that so-in-so has been arrested for his 9th, 10th, even 11th, DUI, you have to wonder why this keeps happening here. You don’t see this in other parts of the nation, where these chronic offenders would have long since had their vehicles impounded and been thrown in prison.

  • Human Rights Day

    Where does the U.S. stand on human rights? While we can point to improvements in some areas, rights are too often ignored or attacked by the politicians we have elected to govern our country.

    During our recent unenlightening political campaign, the most important human rights issue of our time was never seriously mentioned: global warming and climate change.

  • Factual sources about fracking

    (Regarding Frank Splendoria’s letter published Nov. 30): I did not provide any sources regarding the reasons I support a ban on fracking because, in the Google age, anyone can “fact check” anything — as we know from the recent presidential debates. Of course, not everyone owns a computer or is computer savvy, so I respect your expressed openness to an honest discussion about the proven toxic legacy of fracking.

  • Clearing up ‘misinformation’

    In the Optic of Nov. 21, Mr. John Bemis, a former oil and gas employee, claimed: “There is so much misinformation about oil and gas that it’s our job to get the facts out ...” and then proceeded to give quite a bit of misinformation of his own.

  • Tell whole truth on global warming

    After reading your article on mixing oil and water (Editor’s Note by Tom McDonald, Dec. 3), I felt compelled to reply. I don’t know you — but I’m not making any judgements here. As a journalist and an editor, I believe the whole truth needs to be told to the public and I find your views one sided and unreliable.

  • Revisit policy on effluent water

    An open letter to the mayor and councilors:

    My family and I live in an historic district of Las Vegas. My wife and I have roots here going back many generations. We love our community and support any and all efforts to improve and beautify it.