• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Checks and balances
    Organic people have two hemispheres in their human mental complex. These two functioning hemispheres are able to produce checks and balances. This was known by the Founding Fathers of our Constitution.

    Each hemisphere has the necessary group of mental components to facilitate its purpose. The components of each semi are not similar.

    But they, working together, can produce checks and balances much as a guided missile reaches its target, through a series of corrections.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 31, 2019

    More on Pendaries

    In response to the headline of Sunday’s Optic March 17-19, 2019 (“County approves Pendaries plat change”), there are some missing facts the people should be aware of.

    Mr. Dale Kuenzli only did what Pendaries did with 80 lots within many of the subdivisions, within its HOA.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Gun responsibility
    Much has been said about Senate Bill 8, the new gun law that requires that an exchange (or sale) of weapons go through a Federal Firearms Dealer.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Tree support
    Thank you to the Optic for your recent article about the condition of our community forest. I would like to add some clarifying information to help the citizens of Las Vegas more fully understand the situation.
    First, the street trees are indeed in a critical stage of decline. Approximately half of our street trees are in poor condition or are dead or dying. The article stated that around 10 percent of the trees were dead.