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Letters

  • 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.

  • Mil Gracias - May 7, 2012

    We the family of Denise Zimmerly Saiz would like to express our deepest gratitude to Vida Encantada, AmberCare Hospice, for going over the beyond their service.

    Toni Sanchez
    Sanchez, Zimmerly and Martinez family

  • Concerns about article, filing

    This letter is in reference to Thomas Cole’s article printed in the Albuquerque Journal North and reprinted in the Las Vegas Optic’s April 20 edition. I would like to clarify that the Roberta Vigil mentioned in the article as the treasurer of candidate Viola Vigil’s Election Committee is not the Roberta Vigil that is married to Rep. Richard Vigil.

  • Chained dog, sitting duck

    I saw a pack of very muscular pit bulls run down the street recently. They weaved in and out of each yard as they headed  toward Walmart. I called animal control. The message said to call the police, who said they would check on it.

    I know I’m taking up more than my share of space now but I just wonder, what chance a chained dog would have against that pack of pit bulls? A chained dog would instantly morph into a sitting duck, would it not?

    Connie Mack
    Las Vegas