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Letters

  • 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.

  • An obvious conflict of interest

  • Las Vegas a ‘city of angels’

    I am sure our Optic readers have read about Edward Flores. While driving through New Mexico, he took a side road and stopped for a walk. He got disoriented, and lost his vehicle somewhere near Tucumcari. He spent 5 nights in the cold and snow, and walked 80 miles before finding a phone to call the police. They brought him to our town of Las Vegas.

  • Plan both right and constitutional

    I really don’t think requiring health care insurance for all citizens is any different from required auto insurance. I believe the required auto insurance has done a great deal of good and little harm as far as drivers and those hurt in auto accidents goes, even if those rates have not decreased. Think what it would be like without it!

  • ‘We’ won the day with ordinance’s passage

    We won! (The larger “we” that finally includes wetlands, aquifers, riparian zones, and more). It’s fantastic and somewhat unbelievable news that our city council voted for (that is for) the water ordinance.

  • A big step backward for water projects

    Now that the City of Las Vegas has become delusional by thinking they can pass an ordinance and thus become sovereign over the State of New Mexico and the United States of America, it should be a lot easier to get all the funding the city needs for its water projects, que no? Or maybe, just maybe, the folks from the New Mexico Legislature, State Water Board and Congress will now look at the city’s funding requests a little differently, say with less credibility?

    Do you think?

  • Background about the water rights ordinance

  • Letters supporting tethering ordinance

    I first visited Las Vegas seven years ago and fell in love with this charming community. I bought a home and moved to Las Vegas five years ago. I work in Las Vegas, pay taxes and vote in Las Vegas. I support anti-tethering legislation.
    Melissa Greene
    Las Vegas

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    I moved to Las Vegas six years ago. I own a home in Las Vegas. I run a business in Las Vegas. I pay taxes in Las Vegas. I vote in Las Vegas and I support anti-tethering legislation.
    Jane Warsaw
    Las Vegas

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