Letters to the editor (07/07/12)

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LL council needs to do something on eyesore
Editor:
The Los Lunas Village Council should do something about the landscape in front of the administration building. It’s beginning to be an eyesore.

Pete Serafin
Los Lunas

N.M. 47: Where is the road, and can you see?
Editor:
Is anyone having difficulty finding N.M. 47 at night?
The answer may depend if you are north or south of Rio Communities.
In all my years of driving, both in and out of New Mexico, I have never seen a construction zone with so few markings, warnings or signage.
Does the paving contractor or New Mexico Department of Transportation realize that there are no lights on the road?
As you leave the Rio Communities headed south, or come north from N.M. 60, you drive along following the lines on the gray, worn road, then out of almost nowhere, you fall into a black abyss with a trace of yellow markers down the center.
No delineation of passing/no passing zones,  no white line on the right to follow when oncoming traffic blinds you — nothing!
The darkness extends nearly to the grass, leaving only the soft, sandy, trash riddled shoulder to mark the edge of the pavement.
Now imagine if you are not familiar with this desolate stretch of highway. Prior to the construction, it was not uncommon to see drivers quickly U-turn a mile after the Rio Communities, as if they were afraid they fell of the edge of the planet.
I can only guess what their reaction would be now. Confusion, disorientation, danger!
If you have similar feelings, let them be known. Voice your opinion.

Jim Shaw
Belen

Appreciation for help with sick teenager
Editor:
On behalf of myself and Israel Castillo, I would like to thank Julia Dendinger for the article on Israel, O’Reily’s for allowing us the use of their parking lot for our car wash on Saturday, June 9,  the community for your thoughts, prayers and generosity, and my family and all the “homies” who gave up their Saturday to make the car wash a success.
Thank you and God bless you all.

Becky Speed
Rio Communities

Work isn’t  fixing worst problems
Editor:
A picture is worth a 1,000 words.
This is a photo of street repaving and drainage work that has been happening on Becker Avenue between First and Third streets (in Belen) for the past two months.
The city has managed to replace all the paving, but the worst potholes and pavement at the intersection of Becker and Second.
I can not think of a suitable cliché to label this kind of thinking by the city.

Donald Woodman
Belen