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Letters

  • An incestual relationship

    With Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California still dragging their feet on “end user” applications of alternative and renewable energy systems, we wonder if anyone will consider, that had these areas been developed with more solar and wind power, they would not have had this natural gas crisis.

  • Questions for Alta Vista

    Reading the Las Vegas Optic article on how well Alta Vista Regional Hospital is doing left me with many questions.

    First, if the hospital is such a good member of the community, why does it threaten employees who speak out for workers rights? Since most hospital employees are long-time members of the community, shouldn’t their desires (and rights) be considered? Why also is it that the hospital is so willing to fire local employees who still speak out after being threatened and hire outsiders to replace the locals?

  • 200 ‘pot’ patients per month added

    New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, considered to be the most restrictive such law on the books anywhere when first passed by the legislature in 2007, is now used as a model for other state laws. Fifteen states protect the use of medical marijuana for health care within their borders, and another seven or eight states have some such programs under discussion and planning.

  • Cultural sustainability

    “Cultural sustainability”: renewing and maintaining human cultures that create positive enduring relationships. “Sustainability” encompasses more than our Earth, caring for our earth is important. Social, cultural and economic sustainability are very important too.

  • Cultural sustainability

    “Cultural sustainability”: renewing and maintaining human cultures that create positive enduring relationships. “Sustainability” encompasses more than our Earth, caring for our earth is important. Social, cultural and economic sustainability are very important too.

  • Courthouse ghost haunting Mora?

    Joe Vigil (Channel 4) did a good job investigating the new courthouse building in Mora County and reporting, but I personally feel that the ghost that lived in the old courthouse is coming back to haunt for having destroyed his home. Without need.

  • Students were attentive

    To Ms. Brenda Ortega, James Madison Scholar at Robertson High School:

    Just a short note to express our gratitude for inviting us to share some time with your civic and history students We are proud to have been part of the NMHU student movement of the ’60s and to share our experiences with your students.

  • Recognize the union

    The (Feb. 9) article on the local hospital was interesting. But why does the management not recognize the union? The workers voted for union representation and have been supported by the community.

    Why must the hospital wait until it is required by the government to negotiate with the workers?

    Meredith Britt
    Las Vegas
     

  • VFD should get Peck back

    A while back, I read a letter to the editor thanking all the people who fought the fire when the Tony Apodaca residence burned in the Gascon Valley. I wanted to echo that thanks. As bad as it was, I know it could have been a lot worse if the high winds had carried that fire down the valley.

  • Mil Gracias

    Thank you to the Volunteer Fire Departments from Rainsville, Mora, and Golondrinas and to our neighbors for their prompt response to the Rainsville fire on Jan. 28.  

    Their prompt response prevented what could have been a very different outcome. Individuals such as these are true assets to our communities and to Mora County.

    Douglas and Doris Velarde
    Rainsville