• Letters to the editor, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

    N.M. Dems' resolutions

    The New Mexico Democratic Party held its 2017 Fall State Central Committee meeting at New Mexico Highlands University on Oct. 7. Democrats from all over New Mexico convened in Las Vegas to debate and vote on resolutions placed before the Committee.

    Of interest to educators are the three resolutions that were voted on and passed at the meeting. 

    One resolution is a move to end overloaded classroom sizes for kindergarten through high school.

  • Letter to the Editor, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017


    “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” is in Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States of America, adopted in 1789 and revised in 1992.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 6, 2017

    Eyes, ears, brain

    OK, I give up. Is there not one person in the White House with eyes, ears and a brain? I am still hearing positive spin on th administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico.

    And when they are not spinning, they are spouting bureaucratic textbook response: nonsensethat has no connection with the terrible reality of life for the residents there.

    Or they are blaming Puerto Rico’s aging infrastructure for the overwhelming devastation?

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 1, 2017

    Religion’s grip slipping There is a term in science called “critical mass”. It is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. In other words, “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

    In the United States, the oppression of women and the suppression of their rights — to own their bodies; to obtain legal medical procedures; to receive a full range of health care, including all reproductive care available — are quickly approaching critical mass.

  • Letters to the editor, Sept. 17, 2017

    Mil Gracias

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual B4B Benefit Motorcycle Run, silent auction and dance on Aug. 19.

  • Letters to the editor, Sept. 10, 2017

    Trial is conclusive

    Trial by ordeal was a judicial practice in England’s 13th century, where guilt or innocence was judged by subjecting the accused to a painful (or at least an unpleasant) experience, such as whether he/she could tread water. Defendants were deemed innocent if they escaped injury.

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 3, 2017

    Refugee reform
    Not wanting to be left out, San Miguel County government is considering becoming a sanctuary county and thus the Cities of Las Vegas and Pecos sanctuaries too. It’s important that our local elected officials are considered just as politically correct and progressive as those in Santa Fe and elsewhere.

    It’s a badge of honor to stand against the law they have sworn to uphold. What could be nobler than signaling to their constituents that if you don’t like a law, then defy it.

  • Letter to the editor - Sept. 1, 2017

    What’s misleading?

    Following Mr. Frank Splendoria’s warning (Aug. 20) about “science” being just a liberal plot to mislead and rip us off, I figured that if “scientists” said the eclipse would be midday, Monday, Aug. 21, it must be at some other time instead.

    Therefore I spent all day before and after instead, staring at the sun (without eye protection ­— another liberal “scientific” bit of propaganda). I saw no eclipse whatsoever, and furthermore am almost blind now!

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug 27, 2017

    Revisit LCC role

    Unfortunately the colleges/universities in New Mexico have been suffering for several years as a result of the funding the state has not been able to provide.

    That lack of funding only leads to layoffs and not filling positions that become vacant. Progress can never be achieved when one has to focus on where to cut rather than where to grow.

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 20, 2017

    EDITOR'S NOTE: In the Aug. 20, print edition, the letters written by Randy Nakasone and Alan Wicks were credited to the incorrect writers. The online version of these letters have been amended to show the correct writers.

    Flooding tough to prevent

    Recently, I was approached by several of my neighbors who asked me if the flooding problem on the corner of Palo Verde Drive and Cinder Road is being caused by the irrigation ditch/acequia, which crosses beneath Palo Verde.