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Letters

  • Husband’s firing was unjustified

    I wanted to write this letter of utter disbelief to inform the community of a  horrible injustice happening in Las Vegas.

    Many of you know my husband “Officer Cruz.” He’s been a police officer for over 20 years. Recently, he was working at the New Mexico Highlands University Police Department under Chief Donato Sena.

  • Abuse occurring in public housing

    I live in Las Vegas public housing. I have lived here most of my life. It is mostly what I know I am also thankful and appreciative for.

    I am writing this letter to let the Las Vegas City Council know exactly what is going on here.

    The abuse that I have been documenting since 2005 that has been going on here for years is inhumane.

  • Can we trust the school system?

    On the 22 day of February my son who attends West Las Vegas Middle School was (allegedly) assaulted by an assistant football coach. On April 9 there was an article in the paper that another child was (allegedly) being harassed by the principal Steve Sandoval. What is going on with the “so-called leaders” of our school?  

  • Thoughts on anti-tethering law

    Dogs housed in fenced yards can pose public heath risks, so before mandating the “anti-tethering law” please consider the following.

    1. A chain link fence will not prevent a curious child/person from sticking their hands through the fence and possibly being bitten. Then the dog owner would more than likely be sued.

  • 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.