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Letters

  • Torture votes by state’s delegation

    Torture! Where do our federal legislators stand on this issue? The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has produced a list of how all Members of Congress voted over the last eight years.

    Before 2003, the great majority of Americans, rightly or wrongly, were confident that U.S. personnel did not torture enemy captives.

  • Bond C would benefit many

    Voters who turn out for the general election this fall will be asked to decide on a higher education bond initiative on the statewide ballot — General Obligation Bond C.

    Without increasing our property taxes, General Obligation Bond C sets aside $10 million for our community for capital improvements at New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College. This money will create local jobs and boost our local economy.

  • Dedication behind ‘Rooted Lands’

    I wanted to commend you for the editorial of Monday, Oct. 15, emphasizing the importance of water and the necessity of protecting this most valuable resource in this arid region, as well as to thank you for your fine articles on the film, “Rooted Lands — Tierras Arraigadas.”

    I also wanted to add one important note regarding the making of the film. Without fellow filmmaker Nancy Dickenson (executive producer and  co-producer of the film as well as a Mora County local), this film would not have been possible.

  • New wildlife refuge yours to behold

    With the creation of any great endeavor comes the efforts and support of many individuals.  The recent establishment of the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area at the former Wind River Ranch marked a monumental occasion for Mora County and northeastern New Mexico.  This newest addition to the National Wildlife Refuge System (protected areas for wildlife and people), makes it our nation’s 560th NWR and the ninth one in New Mexico.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 22, 2012

    During the week of Sept. 17-23, West Las Vegas held its annual homecoming week of activities: a week of dress up, parade, football game and dance. This was the first year of, hopefully, a yearly Alumni Golf Tournament. The tournament proved to be a success due to the help and support of several sponsors who fell under the categories of Gold, $200; Silver, $100; and Bronze, $50.

  • Campaigns’ spin, lies beget apathy

    The approximate amount that will be spent on the presidential election is $500 million. An election where both parties convened conventions though neither had an opponent. The purpose of the conventions used to be to barter for the best candidate. It now appears to be a boondoggle for party representatives to dress up like clowns and party. A place where lobbyists and the very rich can come in their private jets or yachts and influence the political parties.

    It’s not rocket science. We all know what is going on and we allow it all to happen.

  • Don’t be bullied into fracking

    A dear friend of mine’s son died as a result of bullying two months ago. ... When I think of northern New Mexico, our love of the land, the water and the air, I wonder why we have to fight so hard to have any rights to keep our water, air and soil healthy.

    Well, we really don’t have rights equitable to those who might pollute us. Large oil and gas corporations have the rights, right now, to pollute everything we love and hold dear in northern New Mexico.

  • Don’t be bullied into fracking

    A dear friend of mine’s son died as a result of bullying two months ago. ... When I think of northern New Mexico, our love of the land, the water and the air, I wonder why we have to fight so hard to have any rights to keep our water, air and soil healthy.

    Well, we really don’t have rights equitable to those who might pollute us. Large oil and gas corporations have the rights, right now, to pollute everything we love and hold dear in northern New Mexico.

  • A loss for Las Vegas

  • Low-flow toilets are in order

    As a fairly frequent shopper in the town of Las Vegas, and a user of many vendors’ facilities, it has come to my attention, and to that of friends and family members, that the Walmart store in Las Vegas has toilets that flush for an extraordinarily long time. It appears that they waste an inordinate amount of water. My grandson, 10-years-old, counted 45 seconds one evening for his toilet to finish flushing. The women’s bathrooms are no better.