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Letters

  • Items stolen while out back

    At about 5:15 p.m. on June 14, I got home from working all day. I walked in my front door and remembered I needed to get a tool from my workshop in the backyard. When I returned 10 minutes later, I discovered someone had entered my front door and taken my red backpack containing my iPod, Kindle, iPad3, several gift cards, shaving kit, two Canon cameras, phone chargers, three checkbooks, medications and several thousand dollars in $100 bills that I was going to send to pay for my elderly mother’s care.

  • Student retention not the answer

    I felt I had to write this letter because of the number of parents who expressed disappointment in the educational system.

    It appears that several students were retained, and this really concerns me.

    At UNM, I took classes in Supervision of Instruction.

    One of the things the instructor taught us is that retention of students has never been proved to work for the better.

  • ‘Highland Drive Speedway’

  • ‘Red Dawn’ and Las Vegas’ history

    The filming of the 1984 movie “Red Dawn” in Las Vegas area should go down as an important event with regards to productions shot and overall town history. The film, which shot on a low budget, can be considered a pop icon for the very plot in the movie about high schoolers taking up arms to protect themselves plus the freedom they love against a foreign invader.

  • Let’s not foul our own nest

    We live on the blue planet. Safe drinking water has been at the heart of all successful communities over the span of human time. The Upper Pecos Watershed is fragile, in drought and on a dangerous precipice of not having adequate quantities or quality of water for life as we know it here. Our fire danger right now is at an all-time high.

  • A strict county ordinance needed

    In a recent letter to the Optic a writer defined “groupthink” as “conformity to group values and ethics.” A broad spectrum of values and ethics could be found in many different “groups.” I am proud to be working with a group of concerned citizens from Mora and San Miguel counties whose common interest is the protection and preservation of our water, air and quality of life.

  • Families deserve protections

    Our country is facing large challenges when it comes to our health. Learning and developmental disabilities, infertility, and childhood and young adult cancer are on the rise. Some are even calling puberty at the age of 10 a new “normal.”

    The good news is many of these health trends could be prevented if we took a serious look at addressing toxic chemicals in this country. The law governing how chemicals are regulated, or lack thereof, hasn’t been updated since the 1970s and falls short of protecting our most vulnerable New Mexico communities.

  • The MIT report on fracking

    In his letter about obtaining natural gas by the process of hydraulic fracturing (May 18), Frank Splendoria quoted extensively from a report issued by MIT. His quotes were accurate, but selective, giving the impression that there is no evidence that fracking poses (or could pose) any threat to shallow groundwater, and that fossil fuels will continue to provide the majority of our energy into the foreseeable future.

  • Co-op ‘election’ unfairly run

    Martín Salazar was all over your front page Monday, May 28.

    He reported on the “trouncing” of Mr. Rock Ulibarri by Mr. Robert Quintana, chairman Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op. Members are allowed to vote numerous times, depending on the number of meters said member may have with the co-op under his or her name.

  • Mil Gracias - June 4, 2012

    Casa de Cultura les da sinceras gracias a todo por atender la dedicoción del mural.

    “This is what our culture really means.” This is in a comment made by a participant at the dedication of Casa de Cultura sponsored mural, “The People’s History of El Norte.” We thank 1,000 plus citizens who attended throughout the day.  They were from many communities in New Mexico, Los Angeles, Calif., Portland, Oregon, and Colorado.