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Letters

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of la Fiesta de la Hispanidad, I wish to thank all the participants who performed last March 26 in Ilfeld Auditorium at the 17th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad. Each of you was an individual success, and I am deeply appreciative of you, your talent, and the hours spent in practicing for the time spent on stage. Your spirit of volunteerism and good will is what shapes and characterizes the soul of this event.

  • ‘Naturally occurring background levels’

  • Corporations should pay a fair share

    Readers who saw the photo published April 17 may appreciate more details about why people were out on the street outside Well Fargo bank on “Tax day.”

    As the photo shows, people carried signs calling for an end to tax loopholes employed by large corporations to avoid paying the federal income taxes to which much of the population is subject.

  • District 4 election in Tecolote is legal

    We read Diego Quintana’s April 14 letter to the editor, “Coop trying to hijack trustee election” with disappointment and disbelief. Quintana’s letter is factually incorrect and misrepresents the board’s actions regarding the May 10 District 4 meeting and election.    

  • Good service at Las Vegas MVD

    Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  Be it known to all, far and wide!

    Let the record show that I just received accurate, efficient, friendly, and helpful service at the Las Vegas MVD.

    Susie (Baldonado) answered my question and solved my problem in short order, and then waited patiently while I verified the solution.

    Thank you, Susie, and thank you, MVD.

    Susie Tsyitee
    Las Vegas
     

  • Mil Gracias

    In an endeavor to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan, members of the First United Methodist Church planned a cultural learning evening to teach Japanese crafts and art and share in Japanese dinner. The evening was a gratifying success.

    From donations, ticket sales, and the silent auction, as well as bake sale and raffle from the United World College, a check for $3,500 will go to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Since there are no administrative fees for the committee, the people in need will receive 100 percent of the donation.

  • Mil Gracias

    I have been chosen to participate in the Down Under Track & Field to be held in Australia from June 26 through July 4.

  • Educators, others taking big hits

    OK! The Las Vegas City Schools district is raising our property taxes 30 percent because of their error; our mayor wants to raise our water taxes 500 percent, supposedly over the next 20 years. Please, correct me if I am wrong. If you’re an educator, the legislature just increased the amount of your retirement contribution, meaning less take-home pay (during) a recession with gas and food prices going up and up; just to name a couple of examples of cost-of-living increases.

  • Many colors, many truths

    “Children are brainwashed. Prejudice is fed into the child with mother’s milk.”
    — Henri Vander Kolk

     I don’t remember what I was fed with my mother’s milk, but I do remember what I was fed when I graduated from the teat to cup.

    I started going to Sunday school before I could read and write, but I could sing. We all sang and the song I remember best had these words: “Red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in His sight. We are all the little children of the Lord.”

  • UWC border trip was irresponsible

    Referring to the front page article on April 4-5, I believe that taking United World College international students on a spring break field trip to pick up litter along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sonoran Desert was naïve and irresponsible on the part of those arranging and approving such a trip.

    Those students could have surprised “immigrants” who were crossing with drugs, weapons, etc., resulting in a tragedy of terrible proportions and repercussions not only for UWC, but internationally.