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Letters

  • Mil Gracias

    The family of Bernadina O. Gallegos would like to express our appreciation to all our family and friends for the cards, kind words, food and money that was given to us during our time of sorrow.

    Special thanks to Dr. Michael Lopez and Alta Vista Hospital for doing a great job in taking care of our mother. Thanks to Zak (RN) and Michael Quintana (CNA) from Alta Vista Hospital; you have big hearts and the medical profession is fortunate to have people like you.

    Thanks to the AmberCare Hospice for providing dignity and care to our mom.

  • Clarifying the FFA’s fundraising efforts

    I am writing to clear up any misunderstandings about the March 28 Optic article highlighting events at the Las Vegas City Schools board meeting. FFA members were accused of using school-provided money inappropriately. We value the support of our community and would never want to damage your trust. Please allow me to explain the actual situation.

    When I accepted the position in August, I was handed the reins of all the fundraising activities the students and their parents were doing at the time for the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Don’t let Holman Post Office close

    The community of Holman was informed on Wednesday, April 6, that the Post Office is considering closing the Holman Post Office, which has been without a postmaster since the untimely death of Dolly Gallegos last year. The community is mobilizing to fight this, and information is our tool.

  • Rebuttal to board member’s words

    The tongue-lashing FFA students got at the last board meeting was way out of line. Statements made by Gloria Lovato-Pacheco, newly installed to the board that very evening, came off sounding quite inflammatory against a group of some of the hardest working students at Robertson.

    As parents of FFA students, we thought a few clarifications might be helpful to the Optic readers.

  • Support the city for water solution

    Las Vegans, let’s listen to our Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and City Manager Timothy Dodge. Let’s request through these men help from federal and state governments for our water problem here in Vegas. We don’t want to wait until the last minute when our lives will be in danger because we did not attend to our serious water problem on time.

  • What it’s not, and what it is

    It’s not the workers. It’s not their wages. It’s not the unions. It’s not all the other things the ruling class politicians are blaming.

    To borrow, out-of-context, a line from Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, “The word, Mr. President, is war.”

    War is making us poor.

    Pat Leahan
    Las Vegas
     

  • Bureaucrat-elites are taking over

    In the name of “security” we lose our rights (see Patriot Act):

  • Coop trying to hijack trustee election

    Board Chairman Dan Romero and some of our board members are attempting to hijack the May 10 Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative’s trustee election. Chairman Dan Romero, who is running for District 4 position, and some of our board members have conspired to control the District 4 election by holding the election in a district that I believe cannot make quorum.

    Only one voting site has been selected. The election will be held in the far eastern district five miles from Dan Romero’s (Romeroville-Tecolote) home; but as far as 50 miles from voters in our district.

  • Don’t balance budget on poor, elderly backs

    Surely the lawmakers who want to balance the budget know that you can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip. Surely they know that to make a stronger chain you strengthen the weaker links.  

    We must not reduce the deficit on the backs of the poor and the elderly. We must not do away with Social Security, Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

    You and I should join the clergy who are praying for lawmakers who want to do away with entitlements.

  • ‘20 years behind the times’

    I don’t get it! We have had this water problem since the end of the 19th Century. This 500 percent increase that the mayor wants, is this going to solve our problem? 

    Maybe, because many of us will just not water what’s left of our  lawns.