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Letters

  • Supports the new ordinance

    I support the anti-tethering legislation. I  moved to Las Vegas seven years ago for school, and have since then made this  town my home. I bought a house, I work here, I vote here, and I do my part of  community service.

    I also have a dog and it breaks my heart to see other  people’s dogs tied up constantly with no stimulation, attention, or companionship. I’m so proud of my town for passing this law.

    Ana Fredlund
    Las Vegas
     

  • ‘A crime against our pets’

    About two weeks ago, I had an emergency situation, with one of my pets, at home, at approximately 11:30 p.m. In my panic, while trying to tend to my pet, I called all three of our local vets, all three of which had their cell phone numbers on messages for “after-hour emergencies.” I called all three cell phones to no avail. I was told by the answering service of one vet, to take my pet to Santa Fe to the emergency pet hospital.  That would have been a great  idea, if I didn’t live nearly an hour away.

  • Directory helps kids get support

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day! To celebrate the day this April 25, the New Mexico New Hires Directory would like to thank payroll professionals for their critical role in making sure that children receive the financial support they deserve.

  • Poorer, yes, because of the government

    On April 2, a letter to the editor was comprised of generalities accusing the GOP as compassionless for not taxing the rich, which causes the poor to get poorer.

    It is not a simple matter of bad Republican and good liberals.

    Critical in the equation is the $14 trillion debt incurred by Democrats within the last three years. High debt devalues the dollar and this causes inflation.

  • Mil Gracias - April 20, 2012

    The youth group of the Mora Christian Center would like to sincerely thank every person who purchased or donated to the raffle ticket fundraising for the giant Easter basket.

    The drawing was held on Friday, April 6, and the winner of the basket was Orlando Roybal of Mora. The proceeds of the raffle ticket sales go to help the youth attend a Teen Boot Camp to be held in July.

    Jerry Martinez
    Mora

  • Apologizes for statement

    I wish to sincerely apologize to the readers of the Optic for a recent statement I made that  could easily be misinterpreted.  My unfortunate remarks were not meant to insult the people of Las Vegas in any way.   

    Since returning to Las Vegas my wife and I have met so many wonderful people who have made us feel a part of this community. This is why I felt compelled to run for City Council.  Let’s make Las Vegas a better place to live.

    Again, I offer my sincere apology to all.

  • Mayor takes credit for too much

    Our form of city government — mayor and four city councilors is, supposedly, a team effort to complement the voters and tax-payers of our community.

    Many times this three-legged stool collapses due to the rejection of constituents’/taxpayers’ input.

    Our mayor, Alfonso Ortiz, never tires of taking all the credit for any and all accomplishments. Even “accomplishments” that have not been completed, such as the “beautification” of Grand Avenue, and the Moreno Street Water Reclamation Project, which is still a mud puddle.

  • Former candidates make endorsement

    For this municipal election, we as mayoral candidates, had a unique opportunity to see deep inside the workings and critical issues facing city government. As such, we feel a responsibility to our community to give our recommendations as to the best outcome of this runoff election, in forming what we view is the strongest ruling body.

  • For Herrera, Gurule-Giron

    Since moving back to our hometown, Las Vegas, we lived in Denver for 20 years and previously lived in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, we are very disappointed with the political morass so prevalent here. A good analogy is: There is only one bone in the street so all the perrada (dogs) jump in for it.

  • Ortiz the clear choice for mayor

    For me there is no question about who the next mayor of Las Vegas should be. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has earned my vote in Tuesday’s runoff election. He has provided confident and strong leadership during a period when our city government has needed to take a more proactive stance on a number of social, environmental and economic issues facing our community.

    My confidence in Mayor Ortiz leads me to believe that four years from now our community will have been well served by his presence and leadership.

    Patrick Alarid
    Las Vegas