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Letters to the editor, July 22, 2014

Concerning the article (“We didn’t know how to listen,” July 13) about 16-year-old Victor Villalpando’s death — the communities in New Mexico need vital and affordable mental health facilities, knowledge about how to get help and much better training of police officers.

  • Looking in letters to the editor, July 22, 2014

    I am a tourist in Santa Fe, and I wanted to let you know about a good deed done by one of your carriers.

  • Letters to the editor, July 21, 2014

    Memo to Mayor Javier Gonzales: If you want to help Santa Fe tourists to enjoy their visits, give them what they really need: A row of Porta Potties down the center of a closed Plaza street.

  • Letters to the editor, July 20, 2014

    The New Mexican (“Put hospitality first in tourism,” Our View, June 30) is right on: “There is no better place for world-class hospitality education than Santa Fe — and the city of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community College should take the lead in making it happen.” We are pleased to say, we’re on it.

  • Letters to the editor, July 18, 2014

    I applaud the article written by Daniel J. Chacón (“Working in Santa Fe, living elsewhere,” July 10). Chacón’s spot-on article describes a problem that has plagued Santa Fe for years — collect a paycheck in Santa Fe and spend it in another city.

  • Letters to the editor, July 17, 2014

    I moved here from a small town in New Hampshire where the health department nurse gave tests on weekdays for 15 bucks. You did the finger test and got a readout in 10 minutes with cholesterol counts, blood sugar, etc.

  • Letters to the editor, July 16, 2014

    John Greenspan’s letter (“A mistake on Israel,” July 7) about Presbyterian divestment in Israel is witty but short on facts. We are not divesting in Israel — we support Israel — but we are divesting in companies that aid in Israel’s illegal actions in Palestinian territory.

  • Letters to the editor, July 15, 2014

    The recent story (“Tourism spending rises 7 percent in N.M.,” July 8) brings the words of our good governor, without comment by the reporter or others. Gov. Susana Martinez takes credit for the amount of money visitors have spent in our fair state, an increase of 7 percent from last year’s figures.

  • Looking in letters to the editor, July 14, 2014

    I do so hope that New Mexico decides to keep its part of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway track line open from Raton to Lamy.

  • Letters to the editorUnsung hero left legacy for community

    I attended the memorial service for Bill Moffett and was reminded that he was not only a hero to us at the Santa Fe animal shelter, but for many many organizations in Santa Fe. Much of the hard work associated with building our shelter would have been far more difficult without Bill’s help and guidance. I miss him terribly, but more importantly, the community has lost an incredibly gifted and thoughtful man. My thanks to his family for sharing Bill so generously with us all.

  • Letters to the editor, July 13, 2014

    Added to the wonderful features described in the article (“SFPS prepares to unveil new schools” July 7), we have also responded to energy and water conservation priorities.

  • Letters to the editor, July 12, 2014

    Linda Chavez of Santa Fe has the same name as a Fox News commentator and conservative syndicated columnist, and her letter published in the July 7 issue of The New Mexican certainly reads like they share viewpoints, too (“Wise court decision protects freedom”).

  • Letters to the editor, July 11, 2014

    I was delighted to read your superb editorial (The Black Place: Worth preserving,” Our View, July 6) in support of the effort to save the Black Place so revered by Georgia O’Keeffe.

  • Letters to the editor, July 10, 2014

    Thanks to Patrick Malone’s reporting we know the truth that I, my behavioral health colleagues and concerned legislators have long suspected. Gov. Susana Martinez and accomplices pre-arranged to take down the New Mexico behavioral health infrastructure to irreparably damage agencies, patients and staff, and they spent millions when our agencies are perpetually underfunded and staff ridiculously underpaid.

  • Letters to the editor, July 9, 2014

    Your editorial (“Celebrate the Fourth: Have a heart,” Our View, July 4) has captured my response to the awful “unwelcoming” to the refugee crisis on the border reported graphically on television the past week.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 8, 2014

    Spend to help, not test, students

  • Letters to the editor, July 7, 2014

    Three cheers for the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. No one ever said that corporations were biological people, but only legal persons.

  • Letters to the editor, July 6, 2014

    According to news reports, New Mexico is No. 1 in the nation as a place “where the most Americans drink themselves to death.” Go team.

  • Letters to the editor, July 5, 2014

    In reflecting on President Barack Obama’s Fast and Furious gunrunning caper, the NSA’s spying campaign, Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the Internal Revenue Service, the Veterans Affairs debacle, the Guantánamo Bay prisoner exchange and the encouragement of illegal immigration, it’s obvious to me that the president is nothing less than the godfather of a vast and pervasive criminal enterprise.

  • Letters to the editor, July 3, 2014

    I have a friend who sarcastically wondered if buggy whip manufacturers should have been kept alive when automobiles replaced the horse and carriage. Today, I see the results of extreme wealth and its ever-expanding political access doing just that.

  • Letters to the editor, July 2, 2014

    It might be a really good idea, especially in an area that has developed a strategic economy based on values that appeal to the more good-looking aspects of architecture and lauds the arts and crafts to make decisions that begin with an aesthetic filter as a major goal.

  • Letters to the editor, July 1, 2014

    Did you know that elders can lose their civil rights to freedom, legal capacity and property in New Mexico? Elders can be declared “incapacitated” in probate court. All it takes is an emergency petition to the court on hearsay. Court appointees who work together on case after case all stand to benefit from the elder’s seized assets, and yet they are the ones who are supposedly objective in determining what is in the “best interest” of the elder. That can mean selling off the elder’s house and assets to pay their salaries. Elders can be isolated from family members in a nursing home. If families try to free the elder, the court-appointed guardian can use the elder’s assets to fight back. It’s the worst financial gang rape of elders imaginable documented in all 50 states. And there is no oversight of this activity outside the courtroom. Learn more: www.facebook.com/boomersbeware.

  • Letters to the editor, June 30, 2014

    I would like to thank José Jiménez for sharing his story as a paratrooper during World War II, and to The Santa Fe New Mexican (“Vet: D-Day battle nearly forgotten,’ ” June 6) for finding it worthy to print.

  • Letters to the editor, June 29, 2014

    We realize that there are many possible factors resulting in the recent bicyclists’ deaths by the Rail Runner commuter train. We witnessed an astounding and disgusting one on the morning of June 25.

  • Letters to the editor, June 27, 2014

    Our firm is serviced by the Land Use Department at the city on almost a daily basis.

  • Letters to the editor, June 26, 2014

    Public Service Company of New Mexico’s plan to buy 132 megawatts of coal-fired electricity demonstrates outdated energy planning. It is outrageous!

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Any questions? Call Letters Editor Jennifer West at 986-3063.

Write us! We welcome opinions from the readers. Send either letters (150 words) or My Views (600 words) to letters@sfnewmexican.com.

You can write a letter once a month or one My View every three months. We require the letter writer's name, address and phone number to be considered for publication. We also encourage writers to include a photo of themselves.

Any questions? Call Letters Editor Jennifer West at 986-3063.

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