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Letters

  • Not counted in the census

    Reading through your report on 2010 census results, I can only say that I was not counted. There was no mail form. No one came by. And there were no phone calls requesting information.

    Certainly being a taxpaying citizen, a property owner, and registered voter, there seems to be problem here, especially when it comes to redistricting and other potential available services.

    Kirk Bonds
    Las Vegas
     

  • Why the expense if no challenge?

    So, the new city charter remains in a limbo status. This is as if the charter is being held hostage, along with the voters.

  • ‘Don’t worry, and don’t fret’

    It seems that every time we turn on the TV, or read the newspaper, there is crime, violence, or some national disaster somewhere in the world. People have so many problems, and although there are programs that help, most of these programs require a fee, and money is something that people just don’t have, especially those who need the help.

    The economy is bad and there is still too much unemployment. Sometimes I feel that they only way we the general public, can help is to pray. “Prayer is more powerful than the atomic bomb,” and it does help.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Salvation Army in Las Vegas, I bestow appreciation to Anne Bradford, Judee Williams, and Wid Slick, proprietor of the Plaza Hotel, for planning, organizing and hosting the first Salvation Army Fashion Show on Feb. 13.

    The event was a great success where participants enjoyed coffee, tea, choices of delectable carrot or rich chocolate cake in the ambiance of the stylish ballroom. The Salvation Army clothing patterned by many volunteer models was stylishly shown with the flair of an elegant fashion demonstration.

  • An informative radio program

    Just wanted everyone in Las Vegas to know that I thought the radio station KFUN had an excellent program on March 11 with our honorable mayor, Alfonso Ortiz, Mr. Timothy Dodge, city manager, and Mr. Ken Garcia, city utilities director.

  • Angry at system of ‘justice’

    With all due respect, I am rapidly losing faith in our judicial system, from judges to prosecuting and defense attorneys, and those who manipulate the system.

    A man kills a dog for attacking a child, and he gets prison time? Another man kills a police officer in Tijeras and now waits for his attorney to find a legal “loophole” to get him released, or other such remedies.

    Maybe the saying, “The more money you have, the more justice you get,” is true. Even if you prosecute drunken drivers.

  • Lopez’s history columns valued

    I would like you to know that I really enjoy the articles Jesus Lopez has been doing on area history. It is important that area/ local history be preserved and Jesus Lopez is doing an excellent job of that through his very informative articles. I only wish you would run his articles more frequently.

    I would like to thank the Optic and Jesus Lopez for those columns. Keep up the good work!

    Dan Flores
    Santa Rosa

  • Thanks to those who stopped land swap

    God bless the wise honorable judges of the state Supreme Court. Thank you Judges, Mr. Bosson, Mrs. Petra Jimenez Maes and Mr. Patricio M. Serna! You make our day!

    I have followed the work of the Supreme Court and the state land office for over 50 years and I have always felt like both of them were like sacred land where you could go in times of need and get a fair shake!

  • No excuses for transfer station

  • The meaning of Lent, and beyond

    Lent is right around the corner, and I have been asked by my non-Catholic friends why Catholics put ashes on their foreheads, the first Wednesday of Lent.

    The way I always understood, this tradition goes back to the early Christians, and the Catholic church has continued the tradition throughout the years.