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Letters

  • 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.

  • A salute to our firefighters

    I’m writing this letter to share with you the great admiration I have for our City of Las Vegas firefighters, and the volunteer firefighters as well. Two weeks ago we went to the Las Vegas Fire Station with a group of United World College students who are interning with us at the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center.

    I was so impressed by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We toured the office and dormitories, and then got to see the fire trucks and other equipment they use to save lives.

  • FFA raising it own funds

    This letter is in response to the tongue lashing given to the RHS FFA students at the recent Las Vegas City School board meeting. First of all I would like to clarify with Ms. Gloria Lovato-Pacheco that the money the students used was not given to the students by the city school board.

    Rather, that money was raised by the FFA students, parents and extended family members in order for these students to represent Robertson High School, the city of Las Vegas as well as the state of New Mexico at the National Convention.

  • Trash bin in wrong place

    There is a dumpster in the parking lot behind Wells Fargo downtown that is used primarily by Dick’s Restaurant. The fact that the city trash truck drivers can’t seem to place the damn thing on its concrete pad is one thing, but why is it always way out on the sidewalk!

    What really gets me is that this thing is nearly constantly leaking a mix of bar and restaurant fluids across the sidewalk and into the gutter!

  • Lawmakers deserve thanks for measure

    The reintroduction of Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Establishing Act in Taos County on March 29 is a huge win for northern New Mexico. Our Democratic congressional delegation — Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Martin Heinrich deserve praise from people here in northern New Mexico for taking the step in this 112th Congress to preserve 236,000 acres in north central New Mexico.  Please take a moment to call the delegation thanking them for their work.