On behalf of the County Council, I would like to congratulate the Los Alamos Monitor on its 50th anniversary. Having a “hometown” newspaper is important to local government. It provides us with a means to advertise important legal notices as well as news about upcoming public meetings or events.
Coverage of council meetings, public meetings, ballot questions, projects and other county news is a critical part of public outreach and involvement, and the Monitor has consistently provided that coverage for 50 years.
During both the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and the Las Conchas wildfire in 2011, the Monitor was an important asset in keeping our citizens advised of daily updates and progress.
Furthermore, the Monitor’s publisher has participated in several county initiatives or committees to provide us with a great perspective about economic development and community planning issues.
We appreciate the professional and timely work produced by the publishing, editorial, advertising and news reporting staff at the Monitor and value their presence in Los Alamos.
Again, congratulations on your 50th anniversary, and may you have another successful 50 years ahead of you in serving the citizens of Los Alamos and White Rock.
Geoff Rodgers, Chair
Los Alamos County Council