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Letters

  • 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.

  • Mil Gracias - June 29, 2012

    Thank you to all those in our community who supported, donated items to and attended the rummage sale fundraiser on June 2 on Jackson Street for PROTECT San Miguel County (People Respecting Our Tierra, Environment, and Cultura Together).

    We are up against one of the wealthiest, most powerful, and most polluting industries on the planet — the oil and gas industry. Thank you to all who are working so hard to keep our region protected. Let’s stay united.

    Bobbie Ehrlich
    Antoinette Fox
    Carole Silon
    Las Vegas

  • Assurances from La Plaza leaders

    We here at La Plaza Little League would like to inform the public, the parents and the children of our league that we absolutely will not tolerate any aggressive behavior or any form of violence at our ballpark and assure the safety of everyone attending games now or in the future.

    Our new board is strong and is moving forward and putting the children first.

    Our goal is to have a healthy, safe environment for the kids. Our program will be based on teaching the knowledge of the great game of baseball and to make it a safe and fun place for families once again.

  • Campers left fire smoldering

    Recently some campers, having passed several signs that prohibited fires except in developed campgrounds, built a campfire in a crispy dry meadow along the Pecos, above Cowles.  

    The next day, in the afternoon, coals still produced steam when we poured water on the abandoned fire ring. Some coals had fallen out of the ring and burned the surrounding grass.