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Letters

  • Documentary features local cave dweller 'Micromike'

    I’m a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who’s been shooting a documentary film about a Los Alamos resident who calls himself  “Micromike.”

  • Carrier conscientious, kind and courteous to customer

    You have an extraordinary young man delivering papers and he deserves special recognition. His first name is Brian. Regrettably, I do not know his last name.
    Los Alamos is my hometown and I used to type the Monitor in its very early inception.
    I moved away in 1964 and on my return in 2001 I subscribed to the Monitor, but delivery was so inconsistent I discontinued it in 2003.

  • County Council out of touch with its citizens

    Perhaps you recall the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  • County council displays good deal of foresight

    At the end of the Winter Solstice, our county council displayed great foresight and saved a significant amount of county tax revenue. They did this with two acts:
    The first was to recognize the law as determined by a New Mexico judge. They did this despite the obvious pain it caused them that they were unable to provide voters with an opportunity to have a clear say on the new municipal building. By obeying the law, they avoided unnecessary court costs and costly delays in the construction of that building.

  • Los Alamos needs to elect a mayor

    For those who are comfortable with the current council manager form of government there is no need to read further. However, for those who can see a better future for Los Alamos lets work to improve things.
    Let’s look at some of the reasons why a mayor would be good for Los Alamos.
    First, there is accountability to the citizens of Los Alamos. One person elected by the people would be the contact to whom one could go to express their concerns, not seven different ones that would have to form a consensus before anything gets done.  

  • Government, like fire, can be tremendously useful

  • Los Alamos firefighters pay a kindness forward

    I received a $100 Smith’s gift card from a local citizen as a thank you for what we do for the community. It was decided to give the gift to someone who needed it more than we do.
    I received many great ideas from several personnel and one of them was to give it to the young lady who was hit on I-25 while on her way home from working at Rocky Mountain EMS.
    Not only is she an EMT, she  is also a Santa Fe County volunteer firefighter and therefore one of us.
    Apparently she has multiple broken bones and a long rehab ahead of her.

  • Fire and police lauded for professionalism

    We would like to recognize the excellence and professionalism that exists in both our Los Alamos fire and police departments.
    Recently residents of Oppenheimer Place saw firsthand the fine work of firefighter Shane Grano, driver engineer Ed Hunter, firefighter Keith Garcia, firefighter Ernest Anew and Capt. Matt Cionek, who are all currently stationed out of Fire Station 6, in their performance of duty when they responded to a 911 call.
    Chaplain Jeff Eichorst also responded to the call and provided support of a different kind.

  • Local inhabitants are not all mindless swine

    I must respectfully disagree that Los Alamos/White Rock is inhabited by mindless swine who continually leave their droppings around town.
    In my life, I have never lived in a community that cares so much about its environment. Sure trash does get away from time to time, but almost every time I’m out hiking I see somebody picking up trash as they walk or jog.
    I’ve met hundreds of dogs out walking their humans and I can hardly remember an incident where an owner was not in control and being responsible for their pets.

  • Vets keep health centers

    On Wednesday you published an AP story, which implied that nine clinics currently serving veterans throughout Northern New Mexico will be closing. This is incorrect.
    The 13 community health centers presently contracting with the Veteran’s Administration offer a wide variety of services unrelated to that contract.