• 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.

  • Letter to the Editor - May 29, 2015

    Mineral Hill area roads a disaster

  • Letter to the Editor - May 22, 2015

    Natives are left holding the bag
    Notice how easy it is to back out of parking spots at Spic and Span. You can now cross Grand Avenue without much strain. These are some of the “benefits” gleaned from our city and county father’s hiring practices — there aren’t too many people remaining in our fair city.

    Our city and county representatives hire recycled employees or out-of-towners, who are here for their vested interests, and the area’s economy can go to hell.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 15, 2015

    Teacher evaluations
    I read with interest Joe McCaffrey’s column on teacher evaluations in the April 10 Optic, and Ed Littleton’s Letter to the Editor on May 1.

    Having done many employee evaluations in a much-prescribed federal system, I’d like to add my two cents, but first an analogy.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 8, 2015

    Luna chair: Internet reports are false

  • Letters to the Editor - May 1, 2015

    Luna’s goal is to meet student needs

    I would like to thank all my constituents that voted and gave me another opportunity to be part of a unique community college.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 24, 2015

    Driving drunk not worth the cost
    The San Miguel County DWI Program is collaborating with many agencies to ensure a safe prom and graduation season.
    Staff will be helping out at local proms, ensuring that no one who has been drinking alcohol is admitted.
    Local law enforcement will be conducting saturation patrols, Sobriety Checkpoints, and Underage Drinking Enforcement activities. If you drink and drive, you will get caught!

  • Letters to the Editor - April 17, 2015

    Owners responsible for their animals
    New Mexico has abundant natural beauty. Outdoor exercise keeps people and their dogs healthy. I encourage residents to keep dogs as well as people walking, running and riding safe in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 10, 2015

    Become an organ donor
    The Children’s Organ Transplant Association was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list. But the child died before an organ became available. Those community volunteers, along with his parents, turned tragedy into triumph by using the funds they raised to help other transplant families. That was the beginning of COTA.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 3, 2015

    Railroad part of our heritage
    Now that the Amtrak route through the original Las Vegas has been granted a reprieve, maybe it is time for us to think about ways to firm up the railroad as an important part of our heritage.
    Why don’t we take the initiative to create a railroad-based historical and recreational district which would include all of the facilities built by or because of the railroad from 1879 until the First World War — all of them more than a century old.