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Letters

  • Women played key role in HU protests

    I would like to start by thanking your periodical and the author for the ever interesting articles on the history of Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores de Las Vegas Grandes. I have especially enjoyed the summation of events leading to the peaceful student take over of Rogers Hall on the NMHU campus during the spring of 1970. The culmination of which was the confirmation of the first Chicano president, at NMHU, by any state- supported university in the United States of America.

    The memories of those events brought back many recollections.

  • Rec Center a great asset for Las Vegas

    In beginning to visit the city recreation center more lately, I am impressed and amazed how many Las Vegans participate in the conditioning offered by the array of weights and exercise machines. The equipment and the facilities are extensive and no doubt expensive, but “hats off” to whoever had the foresight to make that investment. I’m sure it pays off in terms of health and conditioning for many of us.

    Likewise the big, beautiful swimming pool there, which of course appears to be used more in the summer time.

  • Mil Gracias - Jan. 14, 2014
  • Writer disputes shooting details

    This letter is in regards to the editorial in (Wednesday’s) Optic (about the) wrong-way driver that was shot by state police.
    According to the state police statement, the driver of the minivan, 72-year-old Albert Urban, drove aggressively towards an officer, and that is why he was shot. That is absolutely wrong.

  • Suspending student licenses a bad idea

    I read your Jan. 1 editorial with some interest. In it you support the proposal by Republican Craig Brandt that schools be required to report student absences to the Motor Vehicle Division who could then suspend students’ licenses. I could not disagree more.

  • Attorney General’s response falls short

    What a disgrace! Gary King responds to the Optic editorial, “Where is Our Attorney General?” and fails to even mention that there MIGHT(?) be a constitutional problem with the Community Rights Ordinance passed by Mora County. And he wants to be our governor? What a disgrace!

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz
     

  • Curtis Sollohub remembered

    Who of us could have thought it true? Curtis Sollohub murdered his baby sister’s pet grasshopper! Apparently, she, her two sisters, along with brother, Curtis, were packed into the back seat of the family car. They were on a trip, maybe a family vacation.

  • Oil and gas emissions

    The following is an analysis by Cornell Ecologists Professor Robert Howarth regarding methane emissions produced by “Natural Gas” production. Your readers should be aware of this.

    “It is clear that natural gas is no bridge fuel. When used to generate electricity, natural gas likely has a footprint similar to that of coal. However, when used for domestic heating of water, the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas is at least two times larger than that of using modern electric-driven heat pumps.

  • Remembering a past New Year’s

    It was New Year’s eve in northern New Mexico; and it was tradition to bake goodies and share with visitors who come by with violin and guitar to sing at your window (Dando los Dias) wishing a happy new year.

    Aunt Tina was busy baking goodies to give to the children in the valley who come around with their pillowcases and paper sacks expecting goodies. Uncle Robbie, who sat beside her while she cooked and baked, suddenly felt very tired.

  • The role school boards should play

    After my letter to the Optic was published last month, I received requests from friends in Las Vegas asking me to jot down a few thoughts about school boards, their roles and responsibilities. So, here goes.