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Letters

  • ‘Paul,’ shot in LV, was warm, funny

    I recently saw the movie, “Paul,” much of it shot on Bridge Street in Las Vegas. Unlike many films shot in New Mexico, I  thoroughly enjoyed it; I thought it was very warm and funny.

    I am disappointed that so many people I’ve mentioned it to, are not aware of it, or aware that it was playing at the Kiva. I hope “locals” will see this nice little film, in which we can all take some pride.

    Jim Terr
    Santa Fe
     

  • Mil Gracias

    Mil Gracias to all those who made the first annual Stop Diabetes Walk and free diabetes health screenings event a success! Volunteers included Donna Ortiz and her Dreammakers Health Career Club at Robertson High School; Christina Lovato and the Semillas de Salud Health Career Club at West Las Vegas High School; and El Centro Family Health staff and providers, including Jenna Schipporeit, Marian McAdams, Chris Ruge, Angela Baumeister, April Valdez, and Vincent Ruiz.

  • Negotiation is best way to go

    As one of the negotiators for the acequias in the matter of the remand, I want to thank the Optic for the editorial of March 23. As you wrote, negotiations will produce a much better result than any ruling by the courts. If the courts rule in favor of either the city or the acequias, the community will lose. This is because the courts are not interested in writing a sharing agreement that meets the needs of our community.

  • Two issues that show ineptitude

    Over the past year I have resisted the temptation to complain about local governmental events affecting Las Vegas citizens but now I am angry.  Two items have recently shown the ineptitude of appointed and elected officials.  

    The first is the absence of audits in the East Las Vegas school system. This is not just an oversight, it was done on purpose. It is illegal and someone should be held accountable, not just reprimanded or fired.

  • We’re burned by ‘growth’

    Remember when little ole Las Vegas was a sleepy little town — catorriando, but ever-ready to help. In my travels, I have seen “growth” and purported fiscal conservatism, which turned out to be hubris and greed.

    I returned to the place of my birth to find “growth” to be infecting my hometown. Never mind that our life-blood, water, cannot support anymore consumers/annexations.

  • Seeking help for trip to D.C.

    The West Las Vegas Middle School asks for your generous donations in making this possible. We are seeking 2,000 persons to donate $20 each to help us reach our goal of $40,000 so we can make this event possible.  

    Donations can be made to West Las Vegas Middle School, 179 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM 87701.  

    The West Las Vegas Middle School Business Professionals of America will be competing in Washington, D.C. on May 3 through May 8. There will be 29 students, along with sponsors, attending the Business Professionals Nationals Competitions.  

  • Hold East district to same standard

    Now that you’ve taken the West Las Vegas school system out “behind the barn” (your editorial of March 14), perhaps, in the interest of fairness, you can hold the other school system to your objective eye.

    Why does Jay Quintana still have his teaching certificate?

    Why is Jay Quintana not listed as a “sex offender”?

    Why won’t current RHS board members respond to my query as to permanence of the tax bailout property owners were saddled with this past year?

  • 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.