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Letters

  • 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.”

  • Criticism of board decision

    At the Mora school board meeting held Aug. 16, an offer was made by Help New Mexico offering the Mora schools almost $8,000 a year for rental space. The offer was voted down by a 3-2 vote after George Trujillo called it a political movida. It is my opinion the George is the only person who does political movidas. Mr. Board Chairman, couldn’t the school use this money?

  • Giuliani just won’t leave us alone

    Here I thought we got rid of (former managing editor David) Giuliani’s biases and bigotry, but it would seem he will continue to haunt Las Vegas even unto the grave.

  • Congratulations to Bustos, Chavez

    Congratulations, Vera Bustos! I have been an admirer of this girl’s accomplishments all through her high school and college years. She is a determined hard-working scholar star and she has now found the rainbow with a contract to play professional league in Greece with a round-trip airfare and fully furnished apartment paid by her team. How exciting is that? I am very proud of you and wish you many more blessings. When you can, let us know by way of the Las Vegas Optic how you are doing, OK?

  • Good service after hours

    My wife and I attended the recent Team Cutter/Hot Vegas Nights car show and had a mechanical problem with our show car. Having limited tools and resources, we expected a long expensive tow home.

  • Use of money inappropriate

    The use of federal monies allegedly intended to offer training and technical assistance to the West Las Vegas Head Start program was inappropriately used by the WLV school board members and staff. In this current economic climate, the information obtained in Las Vegas (Nevada) could have been easily obtained over the Internet and it (information) is more than likely included in the federal specifications for the use of Head Start monies.

  • ‘Doomsday’ no, planning yes

    “Planning for Doomsday” is not a solution for Las Vegas. We need a special meeting and take on the various real solutions (pick one) and do it, such as: Milliken Ranch, hydro dam, coffer dam to collect street runoff, another watershed, North Dakota Missouri River to El Paso pipeline, etc. We can do it.

    And while we’re at it, determine what size we want for Las Vegas. Right now it looks like “they” want to shrink the city. I too like it a small town, but too small? And no tax base?

    Russ Jackson
    Las Vegas

  • Inalienable rights to freedom

    Four years ago, here in Mora County, we were “awakened” by the sound of greed lapping at our doorsteps. “Land men” came to our peaceful, pristine, agricultural community seeking mineral leases to drill for oil and natural gas.  

  • Spending can take your breath away

    Congratulations on digging up the information on the West Las Vegas trip to the Sin City. Government spending takes your breath away sometimes.

    This is further proof that newspapers are desperately needed.

    David Giuliani
    Sterling, Ill.