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Letters

  • 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.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 19, 2012

    The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees conveys its appreciation to area businesses and organizations that so generously contributed to the 2012 New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees Convention, hosted by LVAAER. The annual conventions are held throughout New Mexico. This year’s convention was one of the “best attended” during recent years and one that, by all accounts, was a tremendous success.

  • Mil Gracias - Oct. 15, 2012

    Casa de Cultura is a community based organization that seeks to create a strong cultural environment in Las Vegas and in Northern New Mexico. One of the strategic objectives of Casa is to present multicultural experiences for the citizens in efforts to help our people gain appreciation of other cultures.
    This year’s Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues was a rousing success with a rockin’ party on Friday night, Sept. 14, at the Plaza Hotel featuring Wayne Roper’s Unfinished Business and The Rudy Boy Experiment, one of Albuquerque’s great blues bands.

  • Finding help and more in Las Vegas

    While attending the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER) Convention in Las Vegas (on Sept. 28-29), my car had a flat and ruined tire just after leaving the McDonald’s.

    The three kind men at BTU on Mills Street had to use a tractor with front-end loader and a large air tank (to fix the damage).

    Another young man led me, in his pickup, over to Duran’s Tire Shop. Mr. “just call me Walter” and his employee fixed the car, etc. These six men went way beyond the second miles (to assist).

  • Early closure, more preparation

    I am writing in to you on the day I’m supposed to be vying for a Master’s World Championship. Competition within the International BJJ Federation which requires several levels of credentialing which I did receive. However, while in the process, the tournament brackets closed early, partly caused by the Master’s Mundial being held in the USA for the first time. Two of my teammates from the Santa Fe BJJ Academy are in the same situation.