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Letters

  • Small business is state’s rural economic backbone

    In order for New Mexico’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.

  • Thanks for the memories

    Santa Claus would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill.
    I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worth while.
    I would like to thank Raymond and his partner with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities for their help in erecting our Christmas hot air balloon. I  would like to thank the gentleman who came by my house and gave me a monetary donation for the utility bill and thanked us for the display of lights.

  • Trinity’s an eyesore dangerous to walkers

    At the request of a previous writer and the county engineering department, I would like to express my view of the current options being presented for improving Trinity Drive.  I completely agree that Trinity is an eyesore and dangerous to pedestrians and bicyclists and some intersections are quite dangerous for vehicles as well.  It is a good idea to fix it.  

  • Preconceived views questioned

    During the recent county council candidates’ campaign, a constant theme was to “listen to the people.” A current hot button issue is redoing Trinity  Drive. I’m glad that I live in White Rock where most citizens at a large meeting expressed their disapproval of a roundabout on N.M. 4 — although a candidate  later told people the idea was shelved not because of citizen input but by the lab’s worry about its trucks using the road.

  • Rip out Trinity Drive completely

    I propose that the entire length of Trinity Drive be ripped out and replaced with a pedestrian park, which we can call Trinity Mall.  The county will put  in trees, shrubs, flower gardens, an aviary and walking and  bike paths.  

  • Roundabouts are key to continuous-flow

    Council has an opportunity, on Tuesday, to move to improve Trinity Drive for all citizens. The proposed Option A “continuous-flow” road design is not a new, untested road strategy invented by communists to slow everyone down. It’s a proven design that has been implemented all over the country and is growing in popularity.

  • Yes to A1/A2 based on positive results in Europe and elsewhere

    I favor Options A1 and A2 for Trinity Drive based on my positive experiences with roundabouts in Europe, New Zealand and here where Diamond Drive branches to Barranca and North mesas.  

  • Attending meetings aids understanding

  • Surge of letters express worry over Trinity Drive discussions

    Suddenly, in the last week, there has been a surge of letters to the editor with dire admonitions against making Trinity Drive a safer, more inviting, and better-performing roadway. One argument focuses on a perceived threat to local businesses, because some traffic may be diverted to Central. I wonder, have the alarmists stopped to consider on which road the majority of local businesses are located? Might there be a correlation between pedestrians feeling it’s safe to cross the street, and healthy sales?

  • T-Board opts for Option A1/A2

    On Nov. 17, the Transportation Board held a special meeting to hear the MIG consultants and county staff give a presentation and briefing regarding design options for NM502/Trinity Drive.  
    After considerable discussion, there was a consensus on the T-Board that Option A1/A2 of the MIG presentation appeared to best meet the identified goals for safety and access improvements for all of the many users and uses along the NM502/Trinity Drive corridor.