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Letters

  • Support strong for local theatres

    We the board members of the Nat Gold Players would like to publicly thank the Plaza Hotel.  The Nat Gold Players were in the middle of rehearsal for “Agnes of God” to be produced in mid-November, and our new youth group, Clearly Confused Productions, was in rehearsal for its first play to be produced in December when we lost access to our regular rehearsal space. The owners and managers of the Plaza Hotel stepped up and offered rehearsal space for both of the productions at no cost to our groups, and they have also offered space for the production of Agnes of God.

  • Some protesters just hate America

    I was amused by the list of all of the consequences that will, or might occur, as a result of the proposed low-flight training by the Air Force in the area.

    Local activists were able to hustle 150 people to protest the Air Force plans for said training with such excuses that it will hurt our water supply, contaminate our land with spilled fuel and scare animals. Being stationed at a fighter base in a war zone during the Korean War, I’d rather have friendly low-flying aircraft over my head than enemy aircraft.

  • Mora could go for EMT funding

    Several citizens have expressed their concern over funding for the ambulance service in Mora County. From experience I can tell you that oftentimes we concentrate on the wrong priorities when we apply for funding from the Legislature.

    We ask for money for new buildings, and that’s OK because we all like nice things. However, the buildings are going to be there long after we are dead and buried. We need to start paying more attention to the health and safety of our citizens. I know that the ambulance staff do their best, but we need to start looking at alternatives.

  • Enemy of poor the enemy of God

    I agree with Robert Jeffress that religion should not be marginalized. Christians should depend and promote Christ’s kingdom on earth. We have an obligation to love our neighbor. We cannot have one conscience in our private life and another in public.

    The enemy of the poor is the enemy of God. We are not to make life hard for aliens.

  • Enjoys Lopez’s history column

    I just want to (say) just how much I enjoy (Jesus Lopez’s) “Nuestra Historia” articles.

    I don’t live in Las Vegas, but one of the lawyers in our firm, Kevin Korte, is from your fair city and subscribes to the Optic. He has been kind enough to share your articles because he knows how much I enjoy them.

    Of course, Kevin “knows” your stories, having grown up in Las Vegas; but I think he delights in seeing my reaction to some of your articles. Your city certainly had some colorful characters!

  • Inconvenienced for 2 straight years

    A reply to the Robertson High School parking woes: Let’s not put all the blame on the contractor. This problem started at the beginning of last year. The Robertson parking lot was being reworked after school started in 2010, causing the usual problem with the kids parking in the residential areas. This resulted in blocked driveways, blocked trash cans on pickup days, trash all over the streets and homeowners’ yards, rattled windows from loud music, and kids skipping class and sitting in their cars with tinted windows doing whatever.

  • Mora-area group to evaluate Garcia

    The Concerned Parents for Mora Schools is asking parents to fill out job performance evaluations on Superintendent Thomas Garcia. His official evaluation is in December.

    The Concerned Parents believe the school board is not being responsive to the parents and citizens, and we intend that our opinions and concerns shall not be ignored.  Your input is important.  

    Forms can be obtained at the Concerned Parents meeting at CHET on Thursdays at 6 p.m. or from Lori Vigil, Vickie Lovato or Shelley Rains.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Mental Health Association of New Mexico wants to thank the wonderful volunteers from the Latter Day Saints community in Las Vegas who worked so hard on two Saturdays to build us a fence on the property owned by Patrick Romero that we are leasing for our program, Richard’s Drop-In Center.  

  • Living the ‘change’ today

    The Oct. 14 letters to the editor were entertaining. One person believes 9/11 was an “inside job” (just as there are those who think we didn’t land on the moon and the Holocaust never happened?), one apparently fails to consider she has a choice whether to drive a car in the first place (unlike the requirements of “Obamacare”) and another appears to prefer today’s economic times to those of the Reagan era.

    Just goes to show you, whether people are viewing a piece of art or writing, it is through the prism of what they want to see.

  • Cannon seeks to find its place

    At the recent public forum community members voiced their objections to the proposed low-altitude tactical navigation flights to be conducted out of Cannon Air Force Base in our area. There were well-founded concerns about the environmental and socio-economic impact such flights would have.