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Letters

  • Property tax hike is unconscionable

    I received my property tax bill and, knowing there was an “error” made by East that would affect the bill, was still appalled at a 40 percent hike. This is an unconscionable assault on innocent citizens, especially those on low or fixed incomes, who must budget all year to pay their property taxes and who cannot have prepared for such a usurious increase.

  • Veterans wrote a blank check

    A thought to ponder:
     I am a veteran, and a veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. Regardless of personal political views, that is an honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact.
     Benito Duran
    Las Vegas
    U. S. Army 1972-1992

  • Feldman’s remarks lacked compassion

    Feldman’s remarks lacked compassion

    After fighting with myself for a couple of weeks, I decided to rebut what Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested in one of the council meetings about finding a temporary replacement for Councilman David Romero, who is out sick.

  • Pathway a waste of taxpayer money

    As I read the Oct. 25 article, “Path Project,” many thoughts went through my mind. This project will impede the flow of irrigation water to the west side of Cinder Road, which I and the ditch majordomo stressed to the county officials. Our concerns fell on deaf ears.

    Acequia waters should not be obstructed in any way.

  • New CEO improving Alta Vista

    By Kait Saboe of Las Vegas

     

    In March 2009 I had the misfortune of breaking a leg and the  unfortunate experience of spending seven days at Alta Vista Hospital,  where I experienced the worst nursing care and most horrible food ever.  The surgery department was great and physical therapy was wonderful, but the nursing staff assigned to me was non-caring, lazy and very unfriendly. ...

     

  • Mil Gracias

    By Ida Sue Gonzales of Las Vegas

    Mil Gracias to Eddie King for allowing the Cub Scouts pack #60 to enter the Junior Vegas Bowl, after their community service trash clean up at the RHS Soccer Field. Also, mil gracias to Rob Larrañaga and the Wildlife Refuge for allowing the Cub Scouts to enjoy the Gallinas Nature Trail and watching the birds feed.

  • Mil Gracias

    From the David Romero family of Las Vegas:

    We want to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of the benefit spaghetti luncheon for Las Vegas City Councilman David Romero. It is great to see our community come together in support of a very important cause. 

    Everyone involved was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us but even more to our uncle and his family. Thank you for all of us.

     

  • The myth of war

    By Don Hamilton, Ocate

    I am writing in response to Mr. Benito Duran’s letter regarding the proposed Cannon Air Force Base night flights over Northern New Mexico. I am certain that he believes these flights are necessary and that they will help keep us safe. However, I believe this perception is based upon a myth.

  • Taxpayers aren’t to blame

    I can’t understand why we the taxpayers on the east side have to pay 30 percent more for the oversight or mistake that others are responsible for. My feeling is that everyone who is at fault should be sued and make them pay for it.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news

    Thumbs down
    BACK TO THE TRADITIONAL TIME. We thought it was a good idea to move neighborhood trick-or-treating from Sunday to Saturday as other communities have done and, at first, Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz did too. But after a barrage of phone calls to City Hall protesting the decision, the mayor decided he’d better leave well enough alone.
    Go figure.
    Now, it’s back to Sunday trick-or-treating, though the Bridge Street merchants are still inviting trick-or-treaters to their businesses this afternoon.