• Letters to the Editor, Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Piling on

    “Piling on” — an illegal move in football when a ball carrier, having been tackled, several players on the opposing team jump on him, possibly hoping he will fumble the ball and one of them will get it.

    That is exactly what is happening in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.  Every Democratic politician who ever thought he/she had a remote chance of being President will have declared — or  still might declare — his/her candidacy.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, June 9, 2019

    Women, not horses

    Brood mares! American women will soon have no more personal rights than female horses on breeding farms.
    And they will receive, on average, far less medical care during pregnancy and after birth than the pampered creatures that pop out babies worth thousands of dollars for their owners.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Vote for Teresa

    Teresa Leger Fernandez recently announced her candidacy for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District to enthusiastic supporters in her home town of Las Vegas.

    Her deep understanding of Northern New Mexico  and extensive career make her the most qualified candidate for the open seat.

    Teresa is a proud daughter of Northern New Mexico.  Her mother, Manuelita Atocha Lucero (Mela) was a bilingual education pioneer and her father, Ray Leger, a state senator and educator.

  • Letters to the editor, Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Finding great uncle

    In researching my mother’s family tree, I have run into a brick wall searching for an uncle of hers named Edward Charles Wolters. I’m hoping some of your readers would be able to help me with information or even be related to him.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Teacher evals

    Commenting on the new, transitional Teacher Evaluation for New Mexico Teachers for the current school year, National Education Association-New Mexico President Betty Patterson thanked Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Public Education Department Secretary Karen Trujillo for having heard and responded positively to the concerns and hopes of teachers throughout New Mexico.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 12, 2019

    Support staff

    I am writing this letter in support of my colleague, Bernadette Trujillo. This is in response to the article written by Gabriel Poblete on April 18, 2019.

    His article reported on a presentation by a parent at the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education meeting in which accusations were made against Mrs. Trujillo. 

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Eighth St. concern

    Myself and many others who live in the area around Eighth Street and Williams Drive are concerned about a proposed zoning change that would allow any kind of commercial enterprise to operate in our peaceful residential neighborhood.

    Community First Bank, owns an empty 21 acre parcel of land that stretches from Seventh St. to Eighth St. and is roughly located between Williams and Sperry drives.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Taxpayer bank

    What are we taxpayers? A bottomless bank to be drawn on by our elected officials.

    First, three of our city councilors decide to take paid vacations by failing to attend duly scheduled city council meetings.

    Then, they fail again in their due diligence by micro-managing city employee policies and procedures and over-riding supervisor employment decision to fire an employee who serves at the will of our appointed supervisors, and keeping her on “paid vacation” in administrative leave.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 21, 2019

    Thanks, AVRH

    I want to thank the surgical team at Alta Vista Hospital for their professionalism, care and efficiency during my recent outpatient procedure. I would use their services again if the need ever arose.

    Merilee Walker

    Not ‘pro-life’

    Mr. Frank Splendoria (letter of April 14, 2019) obviously fancies himself to be “pro-life,” but he may want to rethink that lofty notion.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 12, 2019

    Rights = equity

    Gender equity? Not without abortion rights.

    Since its founding in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been committed to the mission of broadening opportunities for women and girls.

    Here in the Land of Enchantment, AAUW-New Mexico counts nine local branches and more than 1,900 members and supporters across the state who work tirelessly to champion gender equity through legislative advocacy, scholarships, community outreach, and collaboration with Coalition for Choice and Respect New Mexico Women.