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Letters

  • East Park dump opposed

    Recently, Los Alamos County has made East Park a very attractive place for recreation. The dog park is very popular as is the hiking trail that winds around the top of Pueblo Canyon.
    The miniature golf was a brilliant idea, trees, shrubs and flowers surround it and other trees have been planted over the last few years throughout the area.

  • The warm, strong truth

    I was rather dismayed to see that you chose to publish a letter from the Grinch, aka “The Truth Fairy,” derisively “informing” the now very adult Virginia that “there is no Santa Claus.”
    On the contrary, although my religion does not recognize the origins of the “jolly old elf,” I think that Mr. Church made a very strong case that Santa Claus does “exist,” based on the abundance of generosity and love that appears annually in December, as we saw again here in our own county this year.

  • Mistake was ignoring the initial impression

    As one who signed the Hannemann petition, I would like to add my two cents.
    When approached outside Casa Mesita, my questions were “Isn’t this a little late in the process?, and Isn’t the county ready to go out on bids for the cave lots?” The answer was no.
    At first I declined to sign, but then the philosopher in me came out and I thought “Why not democracy?”
    And I have to admit I knew this was going to cause a ruckus and there is just too little entertainment in this town, so I signed.

  • Readers speak out on muni building petition controversy

  • It’s high time Virginia faced the cold, hard truth

    Dear Virginia - It has  been a while since you wrote a letter to the New York Sun seeking information regarding the existence of Santa Claus.  
    At the time, Mr. Francis Pharcellus Church was assigned to respond to your letter. According to my records, Mr. Church answered at length, assuring you that  Santa Claus is real.

  • Petition outcome may have been different if more facts were known

    I wonder if those who signed the Hannemann petition would have done so if they knew the following:
    In an affidavit given recently by former County Attorney Mary McInerny, she told Mr. Hannemann prior to the circulation of his petition, it was her opinion that the question he presented would be considered illegal under New Mexico case law.
    She also gave him a copy of the 1996 decision on which her opinion was based.
    Despite her advice, the petition was circulated with the same wording.

  • Observations voiced about CIP Committee

    Now that this year’s Phase I process is over, I have a few observations to make about the committee itself. Rick Bohn, Gary Leikness and the committee did a wonderful job. I applauded them during several of their rating sessions.
    Now for a salient look at the makeup of the committee.

  • Future rights questioned

    “It is the natural propensity of the functionaries of every government to gather unto themselves the rights and property of their constituents ... nor can these be protected save through education.” –Thomas Jefferson.

  • Council seems to have its priorities backwards

    With respect to the Dec. 21 county council meeting, the council seems to have its priorities backward.  They encourage citizens to attend meetings and make their opinions heard. On the other hand, they discourage petitions.

  • 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.”