• Letters to the Editor - April 9, 2017

    Reconsider closure of Legion Park

    I am a retired teacher from Las Vegas City Schools. Most of my service included teaching at Legion Park Elementary School between 1987 and 2007.  
    I have read with interest about current plans to close down and demolish the school building that houses Legion Park Elementary. I am most concerned because of inaccurate information that has been used to justify the closure and demolition of the Legion Park building.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 2, 2017

    Defend public lands

    New Mexico is home to millions of acres of public lands.  These lands encompass a diverse range of ecosystems — from the lush green Santa Fe National forest to the glistening White Sands National Monument. Not only are our public lands emblematic of New Mexico’s unique natural heritage, but they also anchor our tourism industry, one of the state’s fastest growing economic sectors.

  • Letters to the Editor - March 12, 2017

    Remember this date: Nov. 6, 2018
    That is the date on which 33 Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and 36 governorships will be up for re-election.

    Put it on your calendar now, and be prepared to be an informed voter. If you are worried, concerned, angry, or disappointed about the direction in which the government is going, this is the most effective way to make a change. Find out who is representing you locally, statewide, and on a national level then begin a conversation with them.

  • Letters to the Editor - March 5, 2017

    Longtime parciante will be missed

    Augustin Garcia, a lifelong parciante, was an outstanding community acequia leader. As president of the Acequia de San Jose he directed the day-to-day operations. He also worked with the Acequia de La Isla to operate Morphy Lake Dam, which was built by both acequias.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 26, 2017

    Alta Vista billing practices
    We recently took our daughter to the Alta Vista emergency room. First, I would like to say how satisfied we have always been with the care we receive here. Doctor Garver is great, Las Vegas is lucky to still have a few quality doctors here, especially when it comes to trusting someone with your child in an emergency situation.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 19, 2017

    First they came ...
    First they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
    because I was not a Jew;
    Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out -
    because I was not a Communist;
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist;
    Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out -
    because I was not a socialist;
    Then they came for me -
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 12, 2017

    Obama court nominee deserves hearing
    We have not forgotten that Merritt Garland, a candidate for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, has been denied a fair hearing.
    President Trumps’s candidates’s qualifications are irrelevant until this disregard for the democratic process has been addressed.
    Merritt Garland has a right to a hearing in front of the Senate and the whole country.
    Until this happens senators of any and all political parties should refuse to consider any other nominee.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 5, 2017

    A response to ‘Trump voters smart’
    I am dubious about Mr. Fred Moore’s defense (1/29/17) of all of those hard-working, well-informed, smart voters with college educations who helped elect Mr. Trump. So what! I believe that Bernie Madoff had a college education, was quite smart and worked hard to have duped all of those wealthy clients out of their fortunes.   

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 29, 2017

    Opposed to liquor license transfer
    San Miguel County commissioners are being asked to approve or deny a package liquor license to the Giant station at the intersection of Interstate 25 and U.S. 84.

    Concerned citizens will meet at the Sheridan Fire Station, Romeroville, on Feb. 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. to voice their concerns and sign a petition against approving the license.

    Petitions will be presented to commissioners at February’s Commission meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the County Commission chambers.

  • Letters to the Editor - Jan. 22, 2017

    Mourning the loss of civility
    His overblown facial expressions are reminiscent of another fascist demagogue — Benito Mussolini.

    Repugnant defines everything about the man ... sworn in as the president of the USA. He’s an insult to the office and a threat to democracy, an idea which we, the people believe is a given when it is not.

    I fear for the future and mourn for the loss of civility, once also seen as a given. Not so. Bellicose behavior is the new style. What might come of it is hard to think of.