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Letters

  • 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.

  • A detailed assessment from Air Force crucial

    I am a resident of Miami, N.M.; because of work obligations I have not been able to attend nearby community meetings scheduled for Las Vegas, Raton or Clayton.

    It is crucial that a detailed Environmental Impact Study be made regarding the Air Force’s proposal; the cursory draft Environmental Assessment of “No Significant Impact” is insufficient to address vital concerns that many in our region share regarding the proposed flights.

  • Ron Paul a viable third choice

    The Optic suggests a centrist presidential candidate (editorial, Oct. 19). Mainstream news media portray Mitt Romney as the only candidate to defeat Obama.

    Obama leads in donations from banks, and his campaign fund is expected to reach $1 billion. Large banks are Romney’s highest donors, Goldman Sachs giving him $354,000.

    Both are bought by powerful lobbies demanding favorable legislation allowing them to steal from the 99 percent. Voters have no choice from an establishment controlled by money junkies.

  • Thomas Garcia snubs Mora band

    The Mora High School Band attended the Mora School Board meeting last Tuesday and announced their triumph in winning the State Fair marching band competition for the fourth consecutive year. They formally presented the first-place ribbon to Superintendent Thomas Garcia, who did not accept it. They received a standing ovation from everyone present except Mr. Garcia, who remained seated and did not clap.