• Letters to the Editor -August 7, 2015

    Mora County has new fire district
    During the past year the Mora County Commission, and subsequently the State Fire Marshal’s Office, have established a new fire district in Mora County. The SBR Volunteer Fire Department is assuming responsibility for the Sierra Bonita and Rincon Ranch neighborhoods as well as a 45- square-mile area from Coyote Creek State Park northward to the Mora/Colfax County line.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 31, 2015

    Writer unhappy with city

  • Letters to the Editor - July 24, 2015

    Our missing girls
    I wish to thank the Optic for giving prominent coverage to the report on the American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek free residential camp for eighth grade girls, just held at New Mexico Highlands University. I talked extensively with some of the members of the local branch of the AAUW and learned of the joyful enthusiasm of participating girls from throughout the state.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 17, 2015

    Trump’s comments outrageous
    I may be technically an “Anglo” or “gringo” in New Mexico, but my people, the Jews,  were murdered by the millions during World War II — and before — for being “outsiders.” Whatever our religion and ethnicity, almost all of our ancestors have been demonized and murdered at various times in history, when it suited the demagogues in power to do so.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 10, 2015

    Contradicting nature
    Change your sex, just because you say so, no problemo.

    Same-sex parents are just as good at raising kids as a female Mom and a male Dad. Right On!

    Kill your own offspring; it’s your right after all.

    This is liberal “progressivism” in our Democratic Party. Absurd? Yes, but these behaviors are celebrated in our media-driven culture. They are applauded today, but they will not last.

  • Letters to the Editor - July 3, 2015

    Campos has done much for county

  • Letter to the Editor - June 26, 2015

    Alta Vista needs to keep good doctors

    This letter is in reference to the article in the Optic about Alta Vista Hospital’s staffing shortage.

    I recently had a follow-up with my Ob/Gyn doctor, and I was very disheartened to learn from my doctor that he would no longer be in Las Vegas, working with Alta Vista Hospital due to the fact that the hospital had refused to renew his contract.

    My question to you, Mrs. Leyba of Alta Vista Hospital, is why do you refuse to renew contracts to the doctors that care for their patients?

  • Letter to the Editor - June 19, 2015

    D-Day should be commemorated
    With the passing of time, it seems we forget all too swiftly one of the  greatest events in history. This event  just passed without even so much as a whimper.  To correct that  flaw for next year, I am suggesting that the Chamber of Commerce, the EDC, Las Vegas First, and any other civic-minded organization in this community, including the veterans, the VFW, the American Legion, come together to celebrate D-Day and its profound impact on the world.

  • Letter to the Editor - June 12, 2015

    New Mora schools chief a good man
    A relative of a school board member in Mora County has been named as the new superintendent, and some people are unhappy, (calling it) “nepotism” ... .
    As far back as I can remember only the relatives and friends of elected officials are appointed good paying jobs.
    I was a two-term county commissioner. My last term in office I hired the aunt of one other commissioner as county manager. The night of the meeting, the people at the county commission meeting went wild.

  • Letter to the Editor - June 5, 2015

    The enemy within
    Tell me it isn’t so! Powerful Catholics in the New Mexico Senate are not pro-life as their church teaches. Maybe, just maybe, late-term abortion is legal in New Mexico because of Catholics!
    Yes, that’s right; our representatives like Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) proudly defeated House Bill 390 regarding a ban on late-term abortion.