One Christmas gift that won't be returned

  Just when I thought Santa would be skipping my house this year, I read April Reese’s article. A more wonderful and heartwarming Christmas present I could never receive! I first discovered Valle Vidal many years ago while roaming around the northern New Mexico mountains. When I came around the bend and my eyes feasted on the Valle, my heart started beating triple time. The beauty and peacefulness were simply amazing, and my first thought was, “How long will it be before someone tries to come in and wants to destroy this. ...”

So to those who question why Sen. Domenici did what he did and preserved the Valle, I say, “Who cares?” For a change, it doesn’t matter: The right thing was done.

Ellie Boothe
Flagstaff, Arizona