• Letters to the Editor, Friday, Sept. 2, 2018

    CMOH for patience

    Sen. John McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war, received a Silver Star for his bravery, loyalty and love of country.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Better late ...
    In 1891 the federal government created the Court of Private Land Claims for the purpose of approving Spanish and Mexican Land Grants which had been  guaranteed by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In July, Congressman Steve Pearce introduced a comprehensive bill addressing this unlawful taking of land.
    The bill, if passed will establish a commission similar to the Indian Claims Commission, to review the government’s wrongful taking of the Spanish and Mexican grants.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

    Daycare alive, well

    I am a transplant to this wonderful city of Las Vegas, N.M. I have witnessed many great things happen in a town when individuals are willing to work together for the common good of others. Strengthening our city in various areas only helps the city, as a whole, prosper and grow.

    We have many things going for us, besides a town for tourists. We need young, vibrant young minds in our workforce and in our professional and political entities to continue to move forward and to bring vitality to our city.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Acknowledge great GOP
    The San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women wishes to acknowledge a great Republican: John McCain. The Republican Party is honored to have in their ranks a man of Senator McCain’s intelligence, courage, morality and straightforwardness.  Sen. McCain’s ability to speak for himself, we suppose, makes him something of a Republican maverick. 

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, July 29, 2018

    Celebrate a gem
    I have read carefully read your excellent article in the June 29 issue of the Optic about the Samaritan House.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Non-white cowboys
    Most people don’t know; and the Anglos don’t want them to know that the Nuevo Mexicanos were the first cowboys in North America, starting in 1598.
    We were also the first colonizers, ranchers, miners, etc. My ancestors were among the people, with Oñate, who drove 1,400 cattle and 800 horses to New Mexico on Aug. 11, 1598.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 15, 2018

    Facts re: Trump

    Editor: The June 15 Optic printed an insulting political cartoon depicting Trump and his followers as racist bigots.

    Might the far-left media supply some facts when hurling negative comments against conservatives? I’ve seen nothing but concern and friendship from Trump for people of color.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Protestors protest
    The Optic’s Sunday, July 1, headline, “State police break up protest at Capitol,” was misleading. It presented the armed policemen as heroes in the story of  women protesting the separation of children and families.

    These nuns and little old ladies, willing to go to jail over what they know is horribly wrong, are the heroes. The police aren’t even the story.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Family paper?

    For many years, I have enjoyed The Las Vegas Optic as a family newspaper. The last Optic (Sunday, June 17, 2018) had an editorial cartoon with a caption of #metoo*orny (I edited this).

    Maybe some think this is funny but is this material for a family newspaper?

    How do we explain this to the young reader?


    David Martinez, Las Vegas

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  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Dictator to king?

    If Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court allow Donald Trump to pardon himself, as Rudy Giuliani has asserted, he will no longer be our dictator. He will become KING, with power to execute or deport all people of color.

    Julian Rains, Las Vegas

    Fracking mania

    When was the last time you read in the newspaper, or saw on TV, Facebook, Twitter etc. that groundwater has been contaminated in New Mexico by fracking for oil and gas?