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Letters

  • Mil Gracias - Feb. 10, 2012

    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, recently hosted the fourth annual Literacy Fair at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The theme was “Reach for the Stars — Read, Read, Read.”

    Contributing to the success of the event were the following participants: Las Vegas City Schools, West Las Vegas Schools, Luna Community College, Highlands University, United World College, Carnegie Library and Tome on the Range.

  • Agritourism needs to be promoted

    Alas for Las Vegas, its Chamber of Commerce seems either ineffective or neglectful of promoting agricultural commerce.  Only two obviously agricultural members appear on the chamber website; small growers lack a robust voice. The search engine is unhelpful — one must dig into the membership roster for these two names. One is the Tri-County Farmer’s Market.  

  • Buck stops with the mayor

    It looks like the city of Las Vegas is in deep trouble. Two failed audits and lord knows what else. The buck stops with Mr. Mayor. It is much out of line, unprofessional, rude and other descriptive adjectives when you castigate your counselors.

  • Won’t be fooled again by consolidation talk

    We ain’t got no semáforos (traffic lights) in old town. Have you noticed? Certain taxpayers in certain areas of our town don’t get services. Like Rodney Dangerfield, our representatives do not get listened to — even when they provide sound advice and judgement to the rest of our city fathers.

  • Challenge charter on your own dime

    OK. I was expecting a challenge to the new city charter but not now and not by a member of the city council and not on my dime.

  • Why was King murdered?

    Who murdered Martin Luther King Jr.? (re: Tom McDonald’s column, “Conspiracy theories,” Jan. 9) That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? James Earl Ray confessed to the crime and received a life sentence. Case closed.

    Three days after his conviction, Ray tried to rescind his confession and he spent the rest of his life trying to get a new trial, without success.

  • The idolatry of sports programs

    This is a sad day! Joe Paterno, “JoePa,” has died after a brilliant career, but under a cloud of scandal at the end. The greater tragedy, however, is that he and several others were willing to sacrifice young boys on the altar of the Penn State football program.

    God have mercy on us all for the sin of idolatry we have committed with our school and professional sports programs.

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz

  • Acupuncture needs to be included

    In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, a health insurance reform law intended to ensure access to quality and affordable health insurance for all Americans. Starting in 2014, most health plans will be required to offer a comprehensive package of items and services to patients, known as “essential health benefits,” or EHB.

    Under the new law, EHB must cover certain specific services including emergency services, maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs as well as preventive and wellness services, among others.

  • A tremendous influence

    I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 1970. I was a physics and mathematics major. Many people at Highlands had significant influences on my career and life, which has turned out quite successfully, but none were more important to me than Dr. Kim Kirkpatrick.

  • Education is the reason for schools

    When a few experts get together and develop a possible plan for a new unified school district, things might move beyond the talking stage.