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Letters

  • Insist that the new LANL director lives here

    I have heard complaints that the upper echelon of LANL leadership is not involved in local affairs because they don’t live in Los Alamos.  
    Instead Director Michael Anastasio and others choose to live in Santa Fe.
    This is a significant change from the past when the lab director and his top executives lived in Los Alamos.

  • Effort keeps neighbors warm

    Curves thanks all the community members who donated blankets and electrical cooking items for our neighbors without natural gas.  
    It was amazing how many items we were able to collect in just a matter of hours. The blankets went to the armory to be used on cots for people spending the night and the other items went to individuals who are trying to stay in their own homes.

  • Call for clear, complete communication at LAPS

    Managing perceptions is critical.  I wrote a harsh letter about the LAPS decision to keep schools open when the governor had asked for help in managing the natural gas crisis.  
    Had the school district used its website to briefly explain why, instead of just stating that our schools would stay open, the letter would either not have been written or would have applauded the district for remaining open in case warm shelter was needed for those affected by the natural gas shutdowns.  

  • Reasoning was rooted in a concern for the welfare of students

    To the community of Los Alamos: Los Alamos Public Schools were in session Friday.  I made this decision because our students need to be in a safe, warm environment.
    Enrolled in our district, we have a significant number of students from affected areas and I believe it was our obligation to provide a safe, warm environment for them.  

  • LAPS sending wrong message

    What are our schools teaching our children? With thousands in our state without heat and at risk of freezing, our governor has declared a state of emergency and asked schools and government offices to close so that power can be restored to households across the state.
    The list of schools complying scrolls across our television screens.
    It appears that everyone is working to help those in need. Working together for the greater good. All except the Los Alamos Public Schools.

  • If it ain’t broke people

    If my tax dollars paid for someone to come up with the lame brained idea of reducing Trinity Drive to two lanes, I want my money back.
    I have lived in Los Alamos for almost 31 one years. I’ve driven Trinity Drive tens of thousands of times at all times of day and night. I’ve never had a problem.
    Sure, traffic slows and all lanes are used at peak times but it’s to be expected and isn’t a problem (except for the “Type A”s that think they have to be in such a hurry).

  • Can’t stop that uneasy feeling picturing Trinity roundabouts

    Every time I thought about Trinity Drive with roundabouts I had a general feeling of unease. And then I remembered.
    When I lived in the Boston area and I had commuted to Cambridge, MA, from nine miles away by bicycle, roundabouts were the worst part of the commute.
    If you stayed on the right, it was all too easy for cars to peel off of the circle to the right and try to mow you down. If you went into the main lane to avoid being run over, drivers would honk at you.

  • Three issues stand out with regard to Trinity Drive study

    After listening to comments made by the public and by county councilors regarding the pending reconfiguration of Trinity Drive at the Jan. 26 meeting, I was struck by three things.  
    The first was sadly how little I cared anymore about the fate of Trinity Drive. I simply don’t use it because I use alternative routes for Trinity, and my opinion would gain only a polite nod before being dismissed.

  • Community kindness touches local family

    My children and I are very grateful to family, friends and the wonderfully supportive Los Alamos community for all of the kindness and support you have provided to us following the sudden passing of Meg Kennison, wife and mother.  

  • 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.