• Not winning election has its own merits

    The primary election is over and the people have spoken. I know that when you spend time and money on campaigning and then lose the election, it’s very discouraging. But in an election there really are no losers, because when you throw your hat in the ring you are really telling your community that you feel you can make a difference.

  • A friendly appeal

    This letter is in reference to our neighborhood in the Blue Ridge sub-division. It concerns the litter problem that we are facing, and I am afraid that it will get worse before it gets better if we don’t take charge of it and soon.

    We all know that dumps create gases, rats and mice that are and can be deadly, and can produce a wave of illnesses. I am most concerned about the children who will inherit all of it in the years to come.

  • Execution took on a personal meaning

    I am an optimist, or so I would like to think. I would like to go on thinking that this country has made real progress in defending human rights during my life time.

  • A hardworking, visionary governor

    Regardless of what some negative people think, our political system, and in general our wellbeing as citizens from New Mexico is good. Our hardworking Gov. Richardson works 24 hours a day for New Mexico, even when he was campaigning for president. Although some backward thinking people seemed to think senators, governors, etc. should campaign from within their state!

    Many of Gov. Richardson’s economic initiatives were formulated while out of state. Initiatives included small and large business enterprises, tourism, health care, education, and security measures.

  • Real property not being undervalued

    A recent article in the Mora Communicator dated May 16-30 attempts to portray me and my deputy as intentionally undervaluing our personal property. Please note, the property is not personal, it is real property. The Mora Communicator’s staff of one didn’t have the courtesy of talking with me. In any case, it has been previously reported that practically all properties are undervalued because of the grazing status with practically none overvalued. It is also common knowledge that further studies/reappraisals will be forthcoming.

  • Correction

    A letter that appeared on April 18, which criticized candidates who illegally post their campaign signs and implicating District 68 House candidate Benjie Regensberg, may have been submitted under false pretenses. The Optic has been unable to confirm that Matias Silva, who reportedly wrote the letter, was the actual author.

    The Optic regrets the matter.

  • La Fiesta a real community event

    Thank you, Tom McDonald, for the excellent coverage of this year’s Fiesta de la Hispanidad and the kind editorial.

  • Congratulations GED students

    The Adult Basic Education/General Equivalency Diploma staff at Luna Community College would like to congratulate our 2007-08 GED graduates. Their achievement has been made possible through their determination, perseverance and dedication. We are proud of you and commend you on a job well done. Good luck and good wishes as you progress along life’s path. We will continue to watch your achievement with interest and pride.

  • Support for the union was evident

    Thank you Las Vegas!

    The horns tooted and the people waved in recognition of the union!

    The positive responses to the demonstration May 1 at Mills and 7th Street proved that the citizens of Las Vegas know the union at Alta Vista Hospital is a necessary step toward better health care for all.

    The union was voted in by the Alta Vista workers, but management will not recognize the will of the people. Negotiations cannot happen until management admits the union and the people have won.

  • Government raid signifies much more

    I have to respond to all the media (generated?) flurry about the so-called “cult” the state government raided, impounded and plundered in Texas! “Alas, alas for the day is at hand.” Is this the United States of America or Stalinist Russia/Hitler Germany? This unlawful, brutal action by the government is an atrocity! All of it is based on an alleged complaint by one person who said she was misused! Real, observable abuses of people prevail daily everywhere in America, and what does the government do? Nothing!