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Letters

  • WR too often forgotten

    The article in the  April 19 Los Alamos Monitor about the CIP budget reminded me again how White Rock seemingly gets the short shrift in county government.
    There seems to be no CIP money budgeted for the White Rock revitalization scheme including the Canada Del Buey trail and N.M. 4 improvements.
    Nor is there money for roadwork in White Rock, which should include reconstruction of Ridgecrest and Meadow.
    Perhaps the changes by the county government being discussed at the Charter Review Committee should include more representation for White Rock.
     
    Paul D. Richardson II
    Los Alamos
     

     

  • Don’t forget past experiences

    How quickly we forget! Remember when Los Alamos was evacuated because of fire danger? Traffic ran rather smoothly to get us off the main hill area.
    Please don’t tell me that a two-lane Trinity Drive with one to five roundabouts is going to ease traffic during our morning, noon and evening rushes or when evacuating for another unexpected event.
    With Central Avenue now a congested area — enough is enough.

    Maxine Joppa
    Los Alamos

  • Give us four lane road

    Anthony Amsden expressed himself very well in his letter in the Los Alamos Monitor on April 17, in which he said, “Leave Trinity at 4 Lanes.”  I have watched Anthony over the years, and recognize that he is a brilliant scientist.  The Transportation Board should pay careful attention to his reasoning.

  • Plea to the council

    Let me get this straight. The county is all about supporting small businesses in Los Alamos. They want this grand municipal building to attract people to live in Los Alamos.
    So, they want Los Alamos to grow, right?  They are developing Trinity Site to attract more businesses so people won’t have to shop off the hill, right? They want to redo Trinity so it’s more pleasing to the eye. They want to reduce it to two lanes with roundabouts.
    First of all, it is a business loop for a state highway. Second, it is a main artery through town providing access to businesses. Central already gets backed up since the “reconstruction” was done to make it look “nice.”  

  • Alternate to Trinity Drive traffic

    Much of the discussion regarding the new design of Trinity Drive evolves around the density of traffic.  
    Why do we allow a state highway, N.M. 502, to commute through the center of Los Alamos?  Why not investigate an alternate route such as Los Alamos Canyon?  
    There is an old road in Los Alamos Canyon that exists from N.M. 4 to beyond the ice rink.  
    It could link to a roundabout at Trinity and Diamond and disperse the same amount of traffic to Los Alamos National Laboratory, North Community and downtown.
    It would require more creative thinking, time and effort.

    Allene Lindstrom
    Los Alamos

     

  • Expressions of gratitude are extended to doctors and staff at LAMC

    The following letter was sent April 17 to F. Curtis Smith, acting CEO of the Los Alamos Medical Center.
    We wish to commend you on many staff who cared so skillfully and devotedly for our wife and mother, Beverly M. Keenan, during her final days of life, which ended April 6, 2011.
    While we fully grant that care and consideration by hospital staff might be considered “just part of the job” we quickly learned that full and complete demonstration of these acts on their part exceeded all “normal” facets of personal attention and devotion.
    We wish to especially commend Dr. Matthew Fey, Dr. John Garcia, Dr. Richard Honsinger, Scott Staley RN, Jesse White RN, Natalie Fischer RN, Beverly Romero RN and Loretta Stapleton RN.

  • Thank you letter from Hadassah

    On a beautiful Sunday morning, March 20, 2011, we had over 120 participants walk or run along a scenic course in the Eastern Area, expertly designed by Ted Williams, President of the Atomic City Roadrunners.  Our efforts raised over $6,000 and all the proceeds will go toward breast cancer research by Hadassah Hospital, the premier medical institution in the Middle East and discoverer of the breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and BRCA-2.
    We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support toward this worthwhile cause:
    CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
    Los Alamos Medical Center
    Neptune and Company
    Paul and Kendra Henning, ReMax Los Alamos
    Pearl White, Real Estate Associates
    CB Fox Department Store

  • Leave Trinity at 4 lanes

    Instead of being distracted by the statistics concerning the wonders of roundabouts, what we really need to focus on is the efficient flow of vehicular traffic. In the 56 years I have driven, walked, and bicycled in Los Alamos, I have observed Trinity Drive, Diamond Drive, and the bridge over Los Alamos Canyon grow from two lanes to three and then four. There was an overriding reason behind this expansion, which was to move an increasing volume of traffic through these principal arteries.

  • Open letter to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future

    The Los Alamos Education Group (LAEG) strongly supports advanced nuclear power development and encourages the commission’s consideration of southern New Mexico’s unique qualifications.
    Enthusiastic communities already have welcomed the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the private sector National Enrichment Facility (NEF) and seek additional technical activity in support of nuclear energy.  

  • Challenge to school board

    As a primary care provider at a school based health clinic, I was pleased to see Dr. Csanadi’s contribution to Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
    It is true that the pre-participation physical provides an important opportunity to not only assess the physical condition of students but to assess risk for health related concerns specific to teens.
    I would like to take this opportunity to point out that Los Alamos School District actually adds to the obstacles teens experience in accessing health care by requiring a medical doctor’s signature on all sports physicals.  
    Primary providers include Physician Assistants (PA), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), and Nurse Practitioners (CNP).