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Letters

  • Meeting to retain Holman P.O.

    The community of Holman has been offered another town hall meeting by the Post Office, in redress for the first very unsatisfactory meeting that was held on April 19 of this year at the Mora Post Office. It will be held in the small gymnasium at  Mora Independent Schools on Wednesday, July 20, from 5:30 p.m. until done.  

    As a community, we very much appreciate this gracious concession by the Post Office, and we look forward to a pleasant, productive meeting in which our concerns are voiced and heard.

  • One bench at a time

    A small thing, perhaps, but to my mind deserving of major-league kudos. I speak of Community First Bank which, during its renovation of the Murphey’s  Drugs building, had the wholesome good-heartedness to include benches along the two outside walls of their new offices.

  • Done to one, done to all

    To our fellow citizens of the Las Vegas community:

    There is much wisdom in the saying, “What you do to one of us, you do to all of us,” especially as it relates to the recent desecration of 30 Jewish graves in the historic Montifiore Cemetery and seven in the Masonic Cemetery. 

    As yet there is no proof the destruction of headstones was carried out because of racism, anti-Semitism or some other kind of intentional hate-based belief system or desire to intentionally inflict fear or pain.

  • Respect is a community value

    We appreciate the front page coverage the Optic gave to the recent desecration of tombstones in Las Vegas cemeteries. It is difficult to understand the motivations of those involved. We hope that those responsible will quickly be apprehended and that all in the community will agree that such behavior has no place among us.  

    Respect for others is an important community value. This means that we avoid abusing each other when we are alive and we respect each others’ graves when we are dead. How could anyone forget that?

  • ‘No, not here, not anywhere’

    Many people in this community know me as a passionate defender of the right of Palestinians to live free of Israeli oppression. People also know me as opposed to the United States offering no-strings-attached support to Israel. However, I write today to strongly condemn the vandalism of the Jewish cemetery here in Las Vegas.  

  • History doesn’t support words

    When I first read Mr. (Reies) Tijerina’s remark in the June 10 Optic about “the Jews who made bombs that could destroy humanity,” I was appalled that the well-spoken, politically astute advocate for the Chicano movement, could make such a blatantly ignorant, if not hateful, comment, seemingly oblivious to the entire context of World War II and the fact that Germany, among others, were also trying to develop a bomb.  

  • Remarks were unjustified

    This letter is in reference to the article printed on May 6 in the Las Vegas Optic regarding statements made by the Las Vegas City Schools Business Manager Myrna Garcia.

  • Chamber should take a lead role

    In December 2009, I wrote up a proposal that was to be shared with the Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the proposal was to come up with ideas for what could be done to increase the economic development of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. I never did hear anything about the proposal after I gave it to the Chamber.

    I would like to share a brief overview of that proposal with you now.  

  • Sorry Ulibarri’s column ended

    With dismay I read that Rock Ulibarri’s column of July 1 would be his last. His and Jesus Lopez’ columns on the history of our town and area have been truly outstanding.

    I am almost a native New Mexican though I was absent for those turbulent ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. I spent them in other areas of equal turmoil, if sometimes for different reasons.

  • Ideas to conserve even more water

    Ideas to further conserve water:

    • One can catch handwashing water from a cut used gallon water jug set in the sink.

    • Wash dishes by hand to collect rinse dish water (don't use garbage disposers).

    • Collect tub water using a gallon jug as a scoop.

    • Wash clothes by hand and use leftover water to flush the toilet, and or water plants outside or save for future use in a five gallon used clean paint jug.

    Susan Stone Salas
    Las Vegas