• Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 15, 2018

    World Tai Chi Day
    World Tai Chi Day begins at 10 a.m. in the first time zone on our planet.
    Tai Chi is all about generating good, healthy, positive energy to better ourselves and be better to all those around us.

    It is this energy that is being generated and sent across the world from time zone to time zone collectively spreading the good intentions of 300 million plus Tai Chi practitioners (we’re called players) across all geographical, political, religious boundaries.

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

    Keep fixes going
    I wish to acknowledge the road work by San Miguel County affecting the residents of El Cerrito this past month. El Cerrito is located south of Bernal via San Miguel County Road B28A.

    Exiting the village one travels toward N.M. State Road 3, from where you can join I-40 to the south or Villanueva to the north, the location of the village places it adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest (toward Bernal) and the Villanueva State Park (towards State Road 3).

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Mil Gracias
    We have some awesome firemen and women in this area!

    On Saturday, March 17, we had a grass fire on Cinder Road which quickly got out of hand. Dry winter conditions added to the problem. Thank God no homes were lost to the fire.

    The fire departments from Las Vegas, Gallinas, Sheridan and State Forestry prevented this.

    Within a short period of time, several fire trucks were on the scene and  many firefighters swung into action. They were well-organized and eagerly fought the fire.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2018

    DACA vs. 40 acres

    Reporter Alice L. Wagoner certainly has issues with what was the Democratic party in the days of Lincoln, etc. At that time the Democratic party was made up of Southerners and later morphed into the Republican Party.

    Gen. Sherman made an unfounded promise not backed by law. DACA students have been here without having a say-so about immigration to this country — they were babies, for the most part.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Death of liberty?

    Racism, materialism and militarism were the "isms" preached against by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over 50 years ago. Since that time, they have metastasized to the point of systemic infection.

    This could lead to permanent impairment and, perhaps, the death of liberty and justice in this land of the free and the home of the brave.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Spay and neuter
    Contact your legislators and urge them to support Senate Bill 51 and House Bill 64 that will provide desperately needed free/low cost spays  and neuters to the pets of NM families.

    Over half of the pets in shelters must be killed every year because there are not enough homes.

    The procedures decrease the pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanasia. Contact media@apvnm.com for more information.

    Jane Carson, Pecos


  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

    Mil Gracias
    The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the Las Vegas Arts Council, recently hosted the tenth annual Literacy Fair at the Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus.
    The theme for this year’s event was a Dr. Seuss Celebration with the tag line: “Read Here  and Read There—Read Everywhere.”

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

    No celebrity worship
    On Jan. 25, on CNN’s “At This Hour with Kate Balduan,” Ms. Baldwin and guest Ron Bonjean, former Spokesman for Sen. Trent Lott, gleefully speculated on whether Oprah Winfrey’s statement that running for president “is not something than interests me” was Ms. Winfrey’s final word on the subject.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

    For Mildred Terr
    Taking the liberty to speak for my family, we appreciate all the wonderful friends and neighbors who paid respects to my mother, Mildred Terr, on her passing a couple months ago. I really believe there are no warmer and kinder people than right here in Las Vegas.

    Many people have asked me over the years how we happened to come to Las Vegas in 1958. Well, we lived in a small tourist town in Michigan, and there were not enough patients for all the doctors there, so my dad advertised for a position, anywhere in the U.S.

  • Letter to the Editor, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

    Mystery partner
    North Korea’s rapid progress in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and miniaturized nuclear warhead has been nothing short of amazing. It is almost as if an entity that already possesses fully developed technology has been feeding Kim Jung-un a little bit at a time to make it look as if his regime is making its own way toward a system that can deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world.