• Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

    What a team

    In the 60 years that I have been on this planet, I have never witnessed a live contest of the epic proportions that I witnessed on Dec. 3 between Robertson High School Cardinals and Ruidoso Warriors.

    It was the most classic example of Supreme sportsmanship that I have ever witnessed live. 

    First of all, without any reservation, I congratulate the Ruidoso Warriors, they are the State Champions.

  • Letters to the editor, Dec. 10, 2017

    County, fix my road

    The C53B road still legally remains a county road.  The county did not abandon my land.

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

    Light, hope

    As we had done for many years during the Las Vegas Light Parade, members of our local Amnesty International group planned to gather once again this Dec. 2 at Travelers Cafe on the Plaza to share some of the hope being expressed by Las Vegans with a small group of people who are in particular need of encouragement.

  • Court of Appeals: Bring justice, understanding

    There is a case in which Mora Independent Schools’ former employees were offered and had signed letters of intent to return to the School District for employment for the 2016-2017 school year in May of 2016 under the provisions of the New Mexico School Personnel Act.  

  • Letter to the Editor, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

    Opinion ≠ truth

    Revelations concerning the influence of a foreign country on our elections are coming to light on an almost daily basis. Our knee-jerk reaction is to recoil in shock and ask “How can this happen?”

    But as a society we have been taught since our earliest years to accept statements and opinions of others as Truth.

  • Letters to the editor, Nov. 12, 2017

    Smart, strong man

    I recently learned of the death of my childhood friend, James Allingham (“Ham,” on his letter sweater), at age 80. We grew up in East Las Vegas. My earliest memories of him are playing, hard, at Library Park as pre-teens, occasionally ending up bruised and scraped. We hunted dove together. We worked delivering milk before school, and summers, for Standard Dairy. 

  • Letters to the editor, Nov. 5, 2017

    Nothing new

    “He’s the only person (Tim Harris) in the U.S. with Down Syndrome that owns a restaurant; that’s a pretty unique scenario,” Perez said. “He’s really well spoken and well educated.” — Albuquerque Journal, Nov. 16, 2015.

    In his book “Second World War,” Martin Gilbert describes the evolution of genocidal methods of the Nazis.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

    Great N.M. people

    In just the last several weeks, scores of New Mexicans have travelled to areas of need to assist others. The New Mexico flag was hanging proudly while 22 electricians from our state helped to restore power to victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

    Other teams from Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces, and Dona Ana County travelled to Texas to assist with the hurricane and violent storms there. A bakery in Albuquerque filled six trucks with bread to feed people ravaged by the recent storms.

  • Letters to the editor, Oct. 22, 2017

    Gun control O.K. 

    I know a little about guns, I have a few, perhaps five.

    My original rifle is a .250 savage lever action with a six round revolving brass internal magazine. Another rifle I own is a Chinese made SK almost identical to the notorious AK-47. I’ll now tell you what the main difference between the SK and the .250 Savage is: the external magazine. like most hunting weapons the .250 holds five shots or rounds on ammo.

  • 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.