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Letters

  • Who should, shouldn’t lead

    Looks like the city charter will be put to the challenge. With so many running, it is bound to be a runoff. The candidates’ reasons for running are varied and say a lot about them.

  • Guantanamo and its legacy

    I appreciated Robert Pearson’s letter to the Optic of Jan. 13, which highlighted the legal quagmire at the Guantanamo Detention facility.

    U.S. citizens should be very concerned that our country has acquired some of the undesirable characteristics of military dictatorships. Our constitution insists on innocence until proven guilty, speedy and fair trials according to established rules of due process, and respect for the human rights of everyone, including prisoners, even when proven guilty.

  • Let’s pass the bill

    Our New Mexico Faith Communities and the Legislature :

  • Letters to the Editor

    Remembering diversity

    Regarding Work of Art, “That fourth floor,“ of Jan. 4:
    There were no Mexicans on the fourth floor where I grew up. No buildings were that tall. There were indeed countless Mexicans in the fields and orchards, and I was right there with them. Chopping sugar beets, picking apples, tomatoes, peaches, pears, black berries, quinces, crab apples and etc. I dreaded working in the endless rows next to a Mexican lady. She would arrive at the noon time lunch truck long before me. And the boss noticed.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 9, 2012

    On behalf of  Luna Community College SkillsUSA, I would like to thank the New Mexico National Guard 720 Unit for the use of their facilities.  

    Their continued support of SkillsUSA, Luna Community College and the community is greatly appreciated.

    Anthony Baca
    LCC Auto Collision Instructor

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    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Vida Encantada Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and their excellent staff for opening the Memory Care Unit this fall.

  • A memorable Christmas

    This Christmas holiday was the most memorable of all. First of all, I would like to say “thank you” to everyone who went out of their way to make a local family here in Las Vegas have a very Merry Christmas.

    My husband had called me at home one evening to say that the Fire Department was passing out ham dinners to families in need and did I know of such a family. I looked on my phone list of children that we see in the clinic and called the first family I saw.

  • Problems with utility billing

    Several years ago I was involved in a too short-lived project at City Hall to streamline the utility billing process. John Avila, myself, and staff had several meetings to build a streamlined and more accurate billing process. We didn’t get too far but I do remember a few startling things:

  • Political motivations

    It seems to this writer that our council and mayor are always shooting from the hip without consideration for input from the people. A resolution was passed against the Air Force flights in three days because the mayor said there wasn’t any time for public input. That was a year ago and the Air Force hasn’t made its decision yet. Now it’s about water and asking for grants.

  • Offering a safe environment

    The results of the May 2009-October 2010 Department of Health and Human Services audit of three Head Start grantees from each of eight states called attention to the need for the highest level of safety for the over 1 million children and families Head Start and Early Start serves every year.

  • ‘Strange partners’ in Mora’s district

    I read the Optic about the recent question on finances at the Mora Independent School District, and how according to reports, the money for education was misused. Only one thing still puzzles me. Roger Gonzales is a Republican, and he was the treasurer for one of the county commissioners, who is a Democrat. I guess it’s true when they way, “Politics make strange partners.” Hope things work out OK.

    Rosalie Regensberg
    Holman