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Letters

  • U.S. vulnerability continues to grow

    The Middle East has the capacity to destroy the United States.
    Not by sending terrorists to bomb our cities, but by wasting our resources in futile efforts to bring western democracy to a region and culture that doesn’t want it or understand it.  
    Much as it rends my heart to see the Egyptian military re-assert its control after the so-called “revolution,” and to see the Libyan rebels about to be massacred by Libya’s maniacal desert sheik, President Obama is absolutely correct to keep our military out of it.

  • Co-op market earns kudos

    I would like to express my thanks to the audacious individuals who have made it possible to buy bulk food, unique organic produce, and local meat in town any day or night of the week! You deserve to be applauded for having the guts, will and foresight to bring this modern, healthy alternative here.
    I sincerely hope we embrace new community opportunities like this and in the future ask ourselves why it took so long to do so.

  • Research altered votes

    John Pawlak has gone over the edge. Without participating in the process, he has called the volunteers who make up the transportation board stupid.
    I throw his statement back at him; stupid is as stupid does.
    When I was on the Transportation Board, we started 7-0 against roundabouts. After studying the engineering, reviewing simulations, reviewing the experience of other communities, reviewing the safety statistics and meeting with representatives of the community, we changed our minds, and voted 6-1 in favor of roundabouts.

  • Trinity needs taming

    There is no doubt about it: Trinity Drive is a most unattractive and dangerous major thoroughfare. It is an intimidating barrier for pedestrians to cross and a racecourse for bicyclists to avoid. I, too, would like to see it tamed and made more inviting.

  • Gratitude for family festival success

    Family Strengths Network would like to thank all those who helped make our seventh annual Family Festival a success for the hundreds of families who enjoyed the day.
    This event could not have happened without our 50 wonderful volunteers. Students from the Key Club, NJROTC and National Honor Society made ice cream, painted faces and served popcorn.
    LANB staff and RSVP seniors turned out in force and were on the spot wherever they were needed.
    Our board members and many other community members cheerfully shared their time and made the festival run smoothly.

  • Recent letter hit the nail on head

    I rarely read the Los Alamos Monitor anymore these days due to the paper’s seemingly ceaseless predilection to sensationalize the mundane. However, I was pleasantly surprised to read Robert Nunz’s March 8 letter outlining the malignant divisiveness that continues to infect local politics like terminal cancer.

  • Bussolinis speak out

    I am writing this letter on behalf of my wife, Lee and myself to separate fact from fiction in the recent articles written by Carol A. Clark in the Los Alamos Monitor.
    Among other things, the articles included accusations about a relationship between Mr. Dick Burick and me.
    I am fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive family and friends and I want them to know the facts.

  • Los Alamos County Firefighters certainly deserve all my respect

    On Valentine’s Day, I experienced a bad fall off my horse in Potrillo Canyon.
    With a broken hip, I needed help fast.
    Here is where Los Alamos County Fire Department firefighters from Station 3 in White Rock came to my rescue – not only quickly, but also expediently.
    They lifted me in a Stokes Litter and rolled and pulled me out with the help of an ATV.
    All the time I was treated with the utmost care.

  • Many may disagree, but feel powerless to speak

    I fear we are moving to another divisive, let’s have another referendum, the leadership of Los Alamos County doesn’t listen, moments.
    It’s the Trinity 502 redesign issue!
    It strikes me as clear the community is divided. It further strikes me that, unless the wishes of the community as a whole are followed, cynicism and division will continue to rule.
    For that to happen, we don’t need:

  • Not a major fan of the GOP

     Yup, we is gots to be proud of the Republican Party!  Whether from the Talk Radio, Tea Party, or Chamber of Commerce branch of The Party - they’re standing tall: protecting from taxation the hard-earned profits of the Red White and Blue corporations and the meager bonuses of the brave entrepreneur investment bankers, while keeping money out of the hands of the socialist unionist workers and low-life welfare moms who don’t understand it anyway and would only spend it on food and clothing for their kids.