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Letters

  • Turn Vegas into Santa Fe or Taos?

    If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that Las Vegas doesn’t want to become Santa Fe or Taos, I’d be a rich person. But what does this really mean? How real are these fears?

    In order to find out, I’ve been looking into the history of Santa Fe and Taos to find out what exactly produced them, and how likely would it be that sincere efforts to improve the quality of life for all Las Vegans would actually result in something like Santa Fe or Taos occurring here.

  • Writer is the one in ‘groupthink’

    Frank Splendoria, open your eyes. See what has happened to other communities that have been fracked by the oil and gas industry.

    The oil and gas companies present only their side of the story. They lie. They spend millions of dollars spreading their propaganda. There is enough evidence of the destruction they cause. Visit communities where oil and gas development has come in. Watch the movie “Split Estate,” which won an Academy Award in the Research category.

  • Finally, the other side of the issue

    Optic readers of last Friday’s paper were finally informed of important facts about fracking and its potential harm, or not, to our water supply. In the past coverage on this subject as it relates to Mora and San Miguel counties, Optic readers were only given one side of the issue. Citizens are not well informed on any important issue if they are not given all the facts. It would be a great service to us all if one of those “pro and cons” series were published.

    Many thanks to Frank Splendoria for giving us the other side to a very complex subject.

  • Industry has the gift of ‘deniability’

    In response to Mr. (Frank) Splendoria’s “groupthink” opinion, I would like to offer a few thoughts.

  • Regensberg a good advocate

    Election day will soon be upon us and I feel that the office of State Representative in District 40 is very important. One of the candidates is Regensberg. The fact that I have the same last name has nothing to do with it. I have always been a professional.

  • Tomás Salazar has a strong record

    It is true that a 20-year-plus friendship runs deep as this is what we have shared with Tomás and Loretta Salazar, but it also serves to offer an accurate reflection on the other´s character. Both professionally and personally, Tomás Salazar, a Democrat who is currently a candidate for State Representative District 70, has exemplified the highest qualities of leadership, integrity and honesty.

  • Dedicated, smart and can get job done

    Tomás Salazar is my candidate for State Representative in District 70. Tomás is a rancher from rural San Miguel County. He earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and sits on several prestigious committees at both the local and national levels. Tomás retired from New Mexico Highlands University in 2003 after serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • A vote for Jack Sullivan

  • Balderas takes up for the ‘underdog’

    What is an “underdog”? Webster’s Dictionary defines it as a person who is expected to lose in a contest or a victim of social or political injustice.
    Many of us have experienced being an underdog at one time or another.

    Some people give up and lose hope, their self-esteem and go with the flow.

    Whatever happens, happens. Some people fight the underdogs and change happens, the battle is won. These are challenges that some of us encounter in life.

  • Keep schedules the way they are

    We are writing this letter to state some concerns with the four-day change that Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez has proposed.

    First off, we would like to say it is an exciting idea to cut back days for more instruction time, but at the same time, it has a major effect and impact on students and parents who can’t cope with this schedule change.