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Letters

  • A report on co-op meeting

    Several Mora San Miguel Electric Cooperative members requested, in advance, to be placed on the Feb. 24 agenda for the monthly meeting of the MSMEC Board of Trustees to ask questions, present concerns about the troubled state of the co-op, and to formally charge that serious policy abuses have been taking place.  

  • Mil Gracias

    The Salvation Army of Las vegas wishes to thank everyone who participated in our bell ringing campaign during the 2010 Christmas season.

  • True Grit a great tale

    True Grit is a movie based on a novel of the same name. The book relates an interesting detail left out of the movie: “I found myself in need of a road stake and I robbed one of them high-interest banks,” says Rooster Cogburn.  “Thought I was doing a good service. You can’t rob a thief, can you?”

    “It is all stealing,” Mattie Ross replies.

    “That was the position they taken in Las Vegas, New Mexico,” said Cogburn. “I had to fly for my life.”

  • Military ignoring us

    I don’t doubt that this area has been selected for military training flyovers because of the low population in a state that generally votes Democrat.

  • The streets are not safer

    I want to comment on Tom Clayton, Mack Allingham, Richard Flores and the chief of Las Vegas Police Department on their false allegations they printed in the Optic and the words they used to accuse of doing, but not proved guilty, in a court of law. We as human beings have constitutional rights, civil rights and legal rights, including innocent until proven guilty.

    Yes, my son was arrested for drug trafficking and he has taken full responsibility for what he did. Not like this individual, they cannot take responsibility for their actions.

  • Commissioners aren’t listening

    The recent approval of those large wind turbines by the San Miguel County Commission is one of the most troubling decisions in recent years,and reflects a more pervasive problem from our adult leaders. They simply do not care what the people want and they seem to be oblivious to ethics and the outside perception of their actions.

  • Jim Terr and his sense of humor

    I grew up with the Terrs. Nancy and I were in the same grade.  Jimmy, her big brother, was a pretty funny guy. When my husband and I decided to marry in Las Vegas in 1980, Nancy suggested that I invite her dear brother Jim to play his western music at our reception.

    Jimmy’s first song was “Divorce.” What a  sense of humor, he has! Well, I loved  reading his poem (last week), so thank you for taking the risk and publishing it. It brought such warmth to my heart and soul, which still reside in  Las Vegas, N.M.

  • 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.