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Letters

  • 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
     

  • Vote and re-elect the mayor

    We would like to express our support for the re-election of Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. in the upcoming runoff election on April 17. We encourage the citizens of Las Vegas to take the time to vote!

    We feel Mayor Ortiz has a genuine love and dedication for our community and will continue to represent us well! With Mayor Ortiz we can count on continued progress for our community.

    Please join us in re-electing Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. in this upcoming important election.

    Phil and Dolores Hayden
    Las Vegas
     

  • City in bad spot with new law

    The people of Las Vegas now have a clear choice in the city election coming up. Do they want someone who rushes into passing a law that has not been fully thought through or someone who says not so fast.

  • Support for Joe McCaffrey

    I want to express my support for my friend and neighbor, Joe McCaffrey, candidate for Las Vegas City Council for Ward 3 in the April 17 runoff.

    Joe has very strong ties to New Mexico and to Las Vegas. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Albuquerque, a friend and classmate of Coach Henry O. Sanchez, our beloved late mayor. He received both a BS and MS degree from Highlands University. His wife of 52 years, Martha, is also a Highlands graduate.

  • On taxes, making people ‘poorer’

    Mr. Henry Lujan’s letter of April 2 is interesting. Would you ask him what amount of taxes he would consider fair for others to pay? Would you also ask him for information as to who exactly wants the freedom to make anyone “poorer.” I have known and still know many Republicans and have never heard any of them plotting to make Mr. Lujan or anyone else “poorer.”

  • Tethering affects dogs’ behavior

    I grew up in Las Vegas. My family has been in Las Vegas for generations and I support anti-tethering legislation. I work alongside individuals to improve the quality of life for companion animals. These individuals are from Las Vegas, as well as individuals who have moved here and consider Las Vegas their home.

  • Impropriety runs deep

    Residents of Erb Place and Anderson Drive who have been affected by the recent planning and zoning debacle appreciate our mayor’s actions to correct recent instances of impropriety and conflicts of interest.

    Illegal activity on the part of government appointees certainly should not be tolerated; but this issue has not yet been resolved and the outrage has not diminished.

  • The dowsing technique

    I read with interest your piece about water dowsing in last week’s Optic. I was first exposed to dowsing when my dad and I visited Mr. Tapley (who ran Western Drugs where Charlie’s is now located) when I was at his cabin in the upper Gallinas Canyon. He showed how, with two pieces of coat hanger, you could find the underground stream on his property. Dad and I tried it at home a few hours later to find the water service to the house.

  • Great talent in Las Vegas

    Recently I was fortunate enough to be part of a huge crowd in Ilfeld Auditorium at the amazing Ozomatli concert. Congratulations to Ilfeld manager Donna Martínez and all the sponsors who made it possible for our community to view a Grammy award-winning performance at a reasonable price in a beautiful venue.

    Also, as a community member, I was especially impressed and proud with the opening act of Karliz (DeMarco) and Abe (Garcia), as well as the other two talented musicians. They were all astounding and comparable to what was yet to come.