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Letters

  • Presidential Priorities

    The First Family has vacationed every month this year, and the president announced (recently) a new $100 million expenditure to study brains. But where we live, three employees at the West Las Vegas Head Start will lose their jobs because of a 2 percent reduction in federal spending, i.e. one of the manipulated consequences of that terrible “sequester.”

    It’s too bad the president refused the legislative flexibility Congress offered to him to avoid this very kind of thing. Any guesses why he did that? Mr. president, your priorities please!

  • Dodge doesn’t deserve raise

    Why should Mr. [Tim] Dodge receive a raise?

    Two men died on his watch.

    Soon after Dodge said safety classes were ongoing, violations of basic safety practices were cited.

    Mr. Dodge also erected security doors at City Hall. These doors and security system cost us taxpayers, on top of the loss of two employees, the installation of said doors and the further removal of our duly elected city officials and managers from ready contact with their constituents.

  • School principal not being fair

    I am Connor Mamaux-Partridge, a 12-year-old boy who goes to Memorial Middle School. I am very frustrated at my school.

    My father was recently diagnosed with leukemia, and when I asked my principal if I could collect cans and make two trash cans around campus — aluminum cans only, she was fine with it. However, I completed a donation box and showed it to my principal, and she told me she hoped I wasn’t accepting donations because it “wasn’t part of our deal.”

  • Tribute to a soldier

    One by one the old soldiers of the Mora VFW are being called home to receive their much awaited reward. Mr. Levi Alcon Sr. was the latest.

    Albert Einstein reflected on the purpose of man’s existence when he said, “Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet seeming to have a divine purpose.”

  • LPN recognized by association

    It is with great respect and admiration that I submit this to the Optic.

    My friend and colleague Janice Kavanaugh, LPN, has been recognized by the International Association of Nurses, New York, as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Nurse in Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Letters to the editor

    City union supports Dodge
     As president of AFSCME Local 2851 for the city of Las Vegas employees, I, as well as our members, city employees and constituents would like to express our gratitude and support to our city councilors for retaining Mr. Timothy Dodge as city manager.

  • Justice prevailed, charges dropped

    On Dec. 30  I, Joe Olivas, was in the newspaper, namely the Optic, because of an accusation of bigamy. Today, please take time to read this letter, especially those who clapped their hands with joy.

    Well today let’s clap them again because justice has been done. I thank all those who care for Joe M. Olivas- Justice has prevailed. The case was dropped.

    Joe M. Olivas
    Mora

  • Mora reporter is appreciated

    Mrs. Ruth Fort is our Mora area Optic reporter, and she does a marvelous job and is very well liked by our Mora community, and we want her to know she is much appreciated.

    We hope you had a good and fun time at your birthday party... Not many people are lucky to turn 90. Thanks for being our Mora area Optic reporter. Good Job...

    Odilia Cantrell

    On behalf of The VFW Ladies Auxilary of Mora

  • Judge Mathis deserved better

    Hon. Eugenio Mathis has sat at the bench as a District Court judge in Las Vegas since 1992, and during his tenure provided great service to the community.

  • Road condition is disgraceful

    My name is Debby Matthews from the KOA Campground south of the town of Las Vegas. We have had the campground for 10-1/2 years and the Lord has blessed us immensely over those years. What has not been a blessing is the county road in front of the campground, which is part of the pre-1937 Route 66. We have called frequently to . . . the Roads Department, but are told that there are no funds to pave the County road/Route 66.

    There were enough funds to pave the same road (not part of Route 66) from our mailboxes down to many of the homes on the Romeroville Frontage Road.