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Letters

  • Mil Gracias - March 15, 2013

    First Born of Northern New Mexico would like to thank the community for the support we received at our recent Mardi Gras Gala Event. We plan to make this an annual event and the overwhelming support of businesses and individuals made a fun and productive evening.  

  • Letters, columnists Optic highlights

    I agree that the letters to the editor are the most interesting part of this or almost any other newspaper (Editor’s Note, Feb. 25), and I hope and trust they will keep flowing as the Optic transitions to new management.

    I also appreciate Art Trujillo’s clever and interesting columns, and Jesus Lopez’ local histories — both excellent — and hope both will continue as well.

    Lopez’ historical interviews are now posted on a website, www.LasVegasNMHistory.com

    Jim Terr
    Las Vegas

  • Nepotism cases in Mora and at Luna

    Regarding the Feb. 22 letter from Rosalie Regensberg: The recall complaint didn’t mention nepotism and I won’t bother to rehash it now except to say that the groundwork was laid then for what Mora County has today, i.e. a half-finished monstrosity of a courthouse that can’t be used and that the county hasn’t the money to finish.

    She does, however, have a valid point about current potential nepotism cases.

    Ed Littleton
    Ojo Feliz
     

  • Help end hunger in New Mexico

    An Internet search for “Hunger in New Mexico” produced 607,000 sites on 63 pages via Google. The sites discuss the increasing numbers of and circumstances of people in the state suffering from food insecurity.  Every week, 40,000 New Mexicans seek food assistance (www.nmfoodbanks.org). Forty percent of these are children under 18 years old.

    The sites also tell of the valiant efforts across the state to address the issue. Yet we have not won this fight to end hunger.  

  • Someone must take up the mantle

    “Treasures to Cherish” was the title of an article in the Pasatiempo newsmagazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper: on the wonderful bookstores in that renowned city. I wrote a letter to the newspaper, which was published Feb. 10, describing the special treasure of a local bookstore to cherish that is right here in Las Vegas, Tome on the Range.

  • Mil Gracias - March 8, 2013

    The board of the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is very grateful for the community support for our 5th raffle fundraiser. Special thanks to the wonderful donors of prizes valued at over $4,000 again this year.

  • Turn off the bus, you’re polluting

    I was horrified on Feb. 21 at about 8:45 to see a West Las Vegas Dons school bus parked at the end of Old Santa Fe Trail next to La Fonda, with its engine running for at least 30 minutes.

    It stank up the entire neighborhood with that sickening smell of diesel exhaust, and at first I  thought it was some industrial chemical smell, the kind you might get in Detroit or Chicago.

    No wonder we have such a high dropout rate for high school students in New Mexico, if they have to even occasionally breathe such toxic  exhaust.

  • Speaking of natural resources

    In reference to the Optic article on Feb. 15, “Drilling advocates take aim,” Rep. Donald Bratton, R-Hobbs, stated that revenues are available to communities across the state because not all of them were blessed with natural resources. He added that it’s troubling when there’s movement in some areas to stop drilling.

  • In support of Montoya

    (An open letter to Abelino Montoya): It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in full support of your re-election to the Luna Community College Board of Trustees. I know that you have a deep passion for education because of your involvement in the community and service on the LCC Board of Trustees for the past 12 years.

  • Mil Gracias - March 1, 2013

    Thank you to Linda Leyba, Deb Green, CNO, both of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Highlands University and the Las Vegas Community for making me feel welcome at the Healthy Woman Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 21. As a traveling speaker across the U.S., I have the privilege of visiting many cities, and the friendliness of Las Vegas was very much appreciated!
    Your resources in Alta Vista Regional Hospital and Highlands are impressive, as is your historical setting.