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Letters

  • Property dogs aren’t ‘things’

    You have achieved the American dream: a family, great house, fifth-wheel travel trailer, new sports utility vehicles, flowers growing abundantly around here and there.

    This quaint view of life is not shared by the dog, however. Being tethered to a four-foot log chain 24 hours a day, seven days a week is nothing to celebrate for him. There are no toys, so he tosses his water bowl in the air for entertainment. He watches achingly as kids play in front of him, but he is ignored — seen as something not animate, but as an “it,” a thing not worthy of notice.

  • Top-notch care at Alta Vista

    Driving to Las Vegas on a recent Friday evening to spend the weekend with friends, I was involved in a minor car accident.

    When I arrived, I was feeling much muscle pain, stiffness and discomfort.

    I drove to the emergency room of Alta Vista Regional Hospital. Upon my arrival there I felt reassured that everything was going to be well taken care of. Every person from the registration clerk, triage nurse, bedside nurse, radiology tech and, of course, my wonderful doctor, was extremely kind, caring and professional.

  • Ambulance service a must for Mora

  • Protect our beauty for the future

    I read the letter to the editor written by Marino Rivera in the Sept. 2-4 edition of the Optic regarding oil drilling in Mora County.

    I agree 100 percent with what is written. I’m glad several citizens have joined together to do something about it.

    I honestly love each and every citizen in Mora County, but they need to wake up! We have a hidden paradise. Our valley is one of the more beautiful sites on the face of the earth.

  • Too much doubt for execution

    Troy Davis is scheduled for execution in Georgia today for the murder of a policeman, even though almost all the original witnesses have signed affidavits reversing their earlier testimony. Most claim their testimony was forced by the police. Numerous witnesses have said that another man, one of Davis’ original witnesses, has claimed to have committed the murder.

  • Don’t blame the dittoheads

    The following is a response to your column on Aug. 29, “Facts and opinions.”

    I am a “dittohead.” Yes! I listen to Rush Limbaugh! But you got it wrong. Dittoheads are not robots. Dittohead no longer believe the spin and distortions from omission of facts that Mainstream Media perpetuate.

  • Nuestra Historia a memorable read

    I am writing to let you know how much we enjoy and appreciate reading “Nuestra Historia” in the Las Vegas Optic. In the early 1950s, about 100 families from Las Vegas, N.M., came to Las Vegas, Nev., to work in the early stages of the atomic testings in Nevada.

    Most of us are in our 60s, 70s and 80s. We all enjoy reading the Optic.

    I lived in Old Town 1932-1941 on Rincon Street. In 1941, we moved to New Town on Eighth Street to a neighborhood called La Placita de Los Maestas. I had the honor of attending Castle School.

  • Two flags, one sign of trouble

    One week ago today, I went to drop off my garbage at the one of the county collection sites. The time was 10:30 in the morning. As I passed the elementary school located adjacent to the “solid waste disposal facility,” I noticed that the national and state flags were improperly displayed. First, the New Mexico state flag was on top of the U.S. flag.

  • Another tainted execution coming

    Yet another execution is scheduled for a probably innocent person. This time it’s Troy Davis in Georgia.

    In a trial tainted by racial and economic injustice, police misconduct, highly questionable eyewitness testimony, and lacking any physical evidence, Troy Davis was convicted in the 1989 slaying of a Savannah, Ga., off-duty police officer.

    Requests for clemency come from Nobel Prize winners Desmond Tutu, Jose Ramos Horta, and President Jimmy Carter, many members of the United States Congress, the Pope, and numerous other notable individuals.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, I extend our appreciation to our Partners Superior Ambulance, Collins Dental, Community 1st Bank, The Bank of Las Vegas and Walgreens for their contribution to the fourth annual “Back to School Health and Safety Event.”