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Letters

  • Glad to take ‘blame’ for law

    Regarding the anti-tethering law, I am a resident of Las Vegas for eight years and so very pleased that this law has been passed and I will no longer have to see all those poor dogs who have never known the joy of being free.

    I don’t care if some people think it’s the fault of “outsiders” that this law has been passed. I’ll gladly take the blame. It’s about time!

    Barbara Nash
    Las Vegas

  • Support for Tomás Salazar

    It is an honor to express my support of Tomás Salazar, candidate for state representative District 70. I have known Tomás all my life. He is from my birthplace, Chapelle, about three miles from Bernal. His parents, Dolores and the late Eufracio Salazar, instilled the value of education. He began his first grade in Ojo de Chapelle in a one-room school with students from first to eighth grade. He is a graduate of Robertson High School and New Mexico Highlands University. As you may be aware, he continued to earn a Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in mathematics.

  • Can’t change cemetery’s name

    egarding the article that was published on May 7 regarding the Los Vigiles Cemetery and Church: Juan Antonio Fresques says that the Fresques Family built the church in Los Vigiles. That is a false comment.  There were other families in Los Vigiles in 1915, besides the Fresques. I was born in 1939, and raised in the village of Los Vigiles and the only Fresques living Los Vigiles was the Modesto Fresques Family.  

  • Mil Gracias - May 18, 2012

    If you haven’t noticed, there are seven new trees on Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. A very successful partnership between private parties and the City of Las Vegas has resulted in a successfully completed landscaping project.  

  • ‘Divisive’ is needed

    I beg to differ with Tom McDonald’s post-election column portraying Tonita Gurule-Giron as divisive. I would like to ask Mr. McDonald, according to who’s criteria?

    If Tonita was so divisive, how could she have managed to convince over 1,000 voters to unite in support of her? Does this mean that those who voted for her are divisive also? If anything, Tonita has divided us from those who think less of their fellow Las Vegans and from those who want to make Las Vegas another Aspen, Taos, Santa Fe, etc.

  • Filing a protest on valuations

    For the last four years or so, the people of Las Vegas have not been able to water their property because of water restrictions imposed by the local governing council. As a result, those of us who do not have wells on our property have lost our trees, shrubs, lawns and other plants.  I have lost several trees, the properties adjacent to and across the street from our home have also lost several pine trees.

  • Bad experience in judicial system

  • Questioning the bookkeeping

    Regarding the Robertson High School bookkeeping: So, if I don’t reconcile my personal checkbook, I can go on thinking the balance in there is true and correct? No wonder we are still paying high property taxes for these keepers of the public trust.  

    Maybe Robertson should place just a wee bit more emphasis on scholastics, rather than spending it all on athletics.

    I can’t keep up with my property taxes — give me a break.

    J. Emilio Aragon
    Las Vegas

  • Nothing to do with wealth

    (Regarding the May 4 letter, “Tethering can be more humane”) Seriously?

    This anti-tethering ordinance has absolutely nothing to do with the wealthy having their possessions replaced after being robbed. If you own a home you should have insurance. Wealthy or not. If you want your possessions protected/replaced, get insurance.

  • News on an area chapel, cemetery

    This is regarding Mr. Ben Archibeque and the chapel and cemetery in Los Vigiles, N.M.

    The chapel, located in Los Vigiles, was built in 1915 by the Fresquez family, i.e. Modesto Fresquez, Juan Fresquez, Cleofes Fresquez and Marino Mejillas.

    This chapel was built in faith and is not to be used for monetary value. It was built for our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, extended family and friends, and is free of charge to those who wish to lay to rest their loved ones.