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Letters

  • Mil Gracias - July 6, 2012

    Just a note of appreciation for our two large, great, well-maintained local public swimming pools, the city facility and Highlands.

    For a nominal drop-in fee (one dollar and two dollars, respectively), residents can enjoy a refreshing, healthful swim at convenient hours. I imagine that there are cities our size which do not have even one such pool, let alone two, so I think we are fortunate.

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Letter didn’t tell whole story

    Mr. (Frank) Splendoria’s letter (published June 29) extolling the statistically benign nature of oil and gas development cited the New York Times as his authority. Mr. Splendoria failed to disclose that the newspaper’s quoted source was Rex W. Tillerson, Chief Executive of Exxon Mobil. 

    The entire NY Times article puts Mr. Tillerson’s claim in context. Find the article at NYTimes.com; search “A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More”

    Bob Wessely
    Las Vegas
     

  • Wasted water is unacceptable

    Water, water everywhere and not a drop for the tax-paying citizens of Las Vegas.

    For the second summer in a row, we are not allowed to water our outside plants. Homeowners get to watch landscaping die and house values decrease.

    In the meantime, the city is losing 80 gallons of water a minute through just one of many leaks it is aware of.

    I could water my entire little patch of property for a year on just one day’s worth of that wasted water.

  • Water leak leaves reader speechless

    I just got home from Walmart. Behind me in line was a friend.

    She asked, “Have you seen this?” Pointing to the Las Vegas Optic headline: Line losing 80 gallons a minute.

    I said, “Well, yes, I did, I, ugh, I can’t… it’s just…. how? I can’t, I don’t understand…it’s….”

    She said, “I know… why doesn’t… can’t they… why don’t… I just….”

  • Where is letter writer getting information?

    The letter from J. Emilio Aragon re. Co-op election aroused my curiosity on a couple of points. 

    He states that members with multiple meters get multiple votes. I have three meters on my property, but they didn't give me more than one vote.  Where did he get that info so I can avail myself of the benefit in future elections? 

  • Sticking to rules matter of fairness

    The actions and decisions made regarding Darren Cordova, his band, and their involvement in the fiesta celebration were the correct decisions!

    As a Nuevo Mexicano with an appreciation for New Mexico music: the rancheras, cumbias, heart-felt ballads, polka instrumentals and the corridas are all unique to our heritage. I have been a fan and will continue to be a fan of the music by Darren Cordova y Calor.    

  • Mil Gracias - July 2, 2012

    The family of Tibor K. Remenyik appreciates the community support given to us as we are adjusting to the very changed condition of our lives. The memorial celebration recalled the many contributions he made to various groups that contribute to the quality of life for all of us.

  • Economic piñatas

    I was out of state recently, and met someone who said he hadn’t been to Las Vegas for many years, and exclaimed things must have really changed. I responded no, not really, maybe around the edges, as the population is the same as it was 60 years ago.

    When you really get down to it, folks in San Miguel and Mora counties do not want much change. Why, because when real opportunities present themselves for economic development, and the inherent change that comes with it, we always find a way to say no!  Some examples:

  • City needs to act on Dark Sky Ordinance

    Las Vegas has a dreadful problem which requires mostly just energy and willingness to resolve.  

    It’s our wasteful outdoor lighting infrastructure and practice which results in loss of the night sky experience, an unattractive townscape, quite an enormous electricity loss, unwanted light trespass and glare, and a generally unhealthy  environment. With no loss of security or utility, and with financial benefit from Day 1, we can start the process of fixing this.  

  • ‘Right decision’ for whom?

    (Regarding the June 20 editorial) So now you’ve gone and placed yourself as the final arbiter. You opine without having all the facts — you did not see the findings which our elected representatives were looking at in the case of Ashley Salazar’s “variance,” or if you did peruse the documents, you did not say so.