Think for yourself when it comes to COVID-19

“Wishing does not make it so.” This is what society in general, and what politicians specifically, are doing - telling people what “they want to hear.” Things are going to get back to “normal” in just “a short while.” There will be a new “normal,” perhaps in the next couple of years - nobody really knows for sure. But in the meantime, we have to live with a virus that is first cousin to the common flu, which has pretty well come under control since 1918 - but never “gone away.” Just look around. Think for yourself. Do not let others think for you - pay attention to what is going on around you. “In those things most important to you, know that you are alone in this world.” - Octavio Paz.

Frank Davis

Montezuma


 

Code enforcement punishes least fortunate residents

Hello, I just read your article in the paper about the city wanting to give fines to people in Las Vegas for not taking care of the yards or junk yards or so on. It is another sad day in Las Vegas, New Mexico that the city government wants to penalize people without money. What is the city doing to bring jobs to Las Vegas? We are one of the poorest cities in New Mexico. We are becoming a ghost town. We have lost so many people in the past 10 years and we continue losing people to other cities and states. Not once have I heard the city say we are bringing jobs to Las Vegas. We aren’t helping our people in Las Vegas. All I hear is, “We are hurting people with low income.” Las Vegas is becoming a ghost town and if they continue hurting the citizens of Las Vegas they are going to lose more and more people. We need to get rid of the current mayor Louie Trujillo. He is hurting Las Vegas. He is not helping, not one bit. He thinks he is above the law. He doesn’t even follow the city charter because he thinks he is above the law. We need to vote him out and put someone that actually cares for the people, not for himself.

Steve Gonzales

Las Vegas

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