• Letters to the Editor - Feb. 7, 2016

    Las Vegans helping Las Vegans

    Many of us find ourselves beset every day by requests for money—through the mail, by email, telephone, on the street, and even in church. While we may know that many of these requests correspond to real, legitimate needs, we know we can’t help everyone who asks. Also, when solicited by large charities, we often wonder where the money goes — will the money we donate help those in need right around us? However, in the case of one local fund-raising effort, Las Vegas has received more than it has given.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 31, 2015

    All are outraged

    My  letter on the affair of the Trujillo cousins (Optic, Jan. 1) seems to have struck a nerve. Since Kenny Sandoval has resorted to name-calling (Optic, Jan. 10), I feel it necessary to respond. Just to set the record straight, I gladly accept the labels of curmudgeon and negativist. It took me many years to achieve this status.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 24, 2015

    Shut Guantanamo down

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 17, 2016

    Donald Trump selling snake oil

    Angry white men are the primary fodder for Trump’s presidential campaign grasping at straws. These men feel that their entitlement has been lost. That is true for them and so many other Americans.

    Yet, they are following a man who is selling them snake oil. He wants them to vote Republican, which is how they got where they are in the first place.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 10, 2016

    City should purchase new police cars
    Upon reading about the condition of the city police vehicles, and the safety concerns, I was convinced that, perhaps, a few new ones should be purchased.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 3, 2015

    PARCC system is working

    Thank goodness the local schools leadership did not take credit for the improved grades in local schools while, on the other hand, blaming the failing or slipping grades on a flawed process. Looks like the PARCC system is being vindicated. If a school is not cutting the mustard, what other label does one use but “failing”?

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz, NM

    Where’s the outrage?

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 20, 2015

    Why are gas prices here so much higher?

    Question, with the falling price of crude oil now below $37, why are pump prices not reflecting a commensurate low locally?

    Local prices are well above Albuquerque and even Clayton, a traditionally higher priced area than LV. Most areas adjacent to LV are well below $2; it doesn’t make sense this one area, not so remote is following the trend of California.

    Steven Millard

    Mil Gracias

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 13, 2015

    Splendoria reflects on Colorado shooting

    More murders at “Murder Central,” aka Planned Parenthood, in Colorado Springs.

    There’s a saying: “What goes around, comes around.” Violence begets more violence, in this instance.
    Funny how that works.

    Frank Splendoria

    HU dean should be held accountable

  • Letters to the Editor - Dec. 6, 2015

    Mil Gracias

    This past Saturday, our Las Vegas letter carriers collected thousands of pounds of nonperishable food from generous members of our community. The deliveries to the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall were sorted and distributed to the

    organizations represented who hand out food from food pantries. Those groups include Salvation Army, Samaritan House, Victory Life Church, Comedor Food Pantry and others.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 29, 2015

    Still supports ex-Mora school chief Trujillo

    I received a call from a Mora resident who said, “You wrote a letter about Charles Trujillo’s character when he got the job as superintendent, now what do you have to say?