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Letters

  • 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.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Salvation Army in Las Vegas, I bestow appreciation to Anne Bradford, Judee Williams, and Wid Slick, proprietor of the Plaza Hotel, for planning, organizing and hosting the first Salvation Army Fashion Show on Feb. 13.

    The event was a great success where participants enjoyed coffee, tea, choices of delectable carrot or rich chocolate cake in the ambiance of the stylish ballroom. The Salvation Army clothing patterned by many volunteer models was stylishly shown with the flair of an elegant fashion demonstration.

  • An informative radio program

    Just wanted everyone in Las Vegas to know that I thought the radio station KFUN had an excellent program on March 11 with our honorable mayor, Alfonso Ortiz, Mr. Timothy Dodge, city manager, and Mr. Ken Garcia, city utilities director.

  • Angry at system of ‘justice’

    With all due respect, I am rapidly losing faith in our judicial system, from judges to prosecuting and defense attorneys, and those who manipulate the system.

    A man kills a dog for attacking a child, and he gets prison time? Another man kills a police officer in Tijeras and now waits for his attorney to find a legal “loophole” to get him released, or other such remedies.

    Maybe the saying, “The more money you have, the more justice you get,” is true. Even if you prosecute drunken drivers.

  • Lopez’s history columns valued

    I would like you to know that I really enjoy the articles Jesus Lopez has been doing on area history. It is important that area/ local history be preserved and Jesus Lopez is doing an excellent job of that through his very informative articles. I only wish you would run his articles more frequently.

    I would like to thank the Optic and Jesus Lopez for those columns. Keep up the good work!

    Dan Flores
    Santa Rosa