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Letters

  • Don't be hasty with search

    The City Schools needs a new superintendent, and we strongly advise it not do so in haste. Inasmuch as school board elections are within the next two months, the current board should refrain from acting.


    There is an excellent option available from the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, where a retired superintendent can fill an interim position while the search for a well-qualified candidate is done.

  • Gurule-Giron right to ask questions

    Who is this Timothy Dodge to require that he censor questions presented by our elected officials? He must be reminded he works for the taxpayers of this community, and when an elected official requires questions of a staff member, he must be put in his place and reminded he does not run the city without guidance and consent of our elected council  members. Ms. (Tonita) Gurule-Giron has every right to demand answers to her concerns, especially in this era of secret hires — have you seen all the new hires at the city?

  • Mil Gracias

    I express my profound gratitude to the workers at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. I was at the ER recently and the service I received was super excellent.


    Special thanks to Dr. J. Carrellas, who is so courteous and patient, Jeff Ortiz, RN, who is outstanding in his service and treatment. During my wait he would come in and check on me. These people are real pros.

    John Maya
    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the Las Vegas Letter Carriers, we would like to thank the community of Las Vegas. The nonperishable food items you donated amounted to the biggest food drive we have ever had. More than 7,000 pounds of food items were collected.


    Your donations filled the food banks of the Soup Kitchen, Samaritan House and Senior Citizens Center. Thanks again for your kind generosity.


    Charlotte Wootton
    Lora Latta
    Las Vegas Letter Carriers
     

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of West Las Vegas Schools, I would like to thank the following individuals for assisting our staff in installing a new scoreboard at our athletic field:


    Mr. Carlos Crespin and family (Crespin’s Paving & Concrete Co.) provided the equipment necessary for our employees to raise and install the new scoreboard; and Mr. Dennis Lucero and Mr. Dwayne Craig (Electric Horseman) provided time and electrical supplies and materials to connect the new scoreboard.

  • Mil Gracias

    We at Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank everyone who helped with our radiothon fundraiser in November.


    We would especially like to thank Joseph and Loretta Baca at KFUN/KLVF, who allowed us air time and space at the radio station to set up for the radiothon, and to Pat Leahan for allowing us time on her regular Saturday morning program. We’d also like to thank Charlie’s Bakery for allowing us to set up a booth in front of the café and for providing free donuts for all of our volunteers.

  • Turbines remove beauty, wildlife

    I am 11 years old. I come to Ribera every summer from California to visit. The one thing that keeps me wanting to come back is the natural beauty. I love staring up at the mesa, but, if you put the turbines up, the natural beauty of it will be destroyed along with all the wildlife, which we should protect, not destroy.

  • A great experience at Alta Vista

    About two weeks ago, at a women's’ meeting, the conversation gyrated toward medical care, hospitals, etc.


    I mentioned that my husband, age 82, was scheduled two days later for a colonoscopy.


    One of the ladies asked where the procedure would be done, Taos or Santa Fe. When I told them that we were going to Alta Vista, one would, judging by the expression of their faces, have thought that he planned to enter the Gates of the House of Horrors and deliver himself into the claws of some evil Klingon Creature.

  • Aircraft noise a big health issue

    We need to know the predicted effects of training flights from Cannon Air Force Base. The city exemption is sufficient for pause. Will other concentrated population areas receive similar consideration?


    Are we likely to be rocked awake weekly, monthly or nightly?
    Are we likely to find ourselves on a preferred flight path?
    Will we have any recourse in an intolerable situation?

  • Important question was overlooked

    The response to the Optic reporter by City Attorney David Romero, stating that he had no knowledge of the violations by the city police of the Inspection of Public Records Act regarding my request for a police incident report, is confusing.