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Letters

  • Amendments designed to clarify; simplify

    The amendments presented in the November ballot questions are designed to clarify or simplify certain process oriented provisions in the Charter.  Others are intended to make the Charter consistent with state law. None of the proposed amendments reduce or limit role of the public in county government. Los Alamos voters are asked to consider eleven ballot questions.  

  • Richards has energy, enthusiasm

    The candidacy of Stephanie Richard for House District 43 gives Los Alamos and its immediate neighbors at last an opportunity to participate actively and effectively in the legislative process.  Stephanie’s energy and enthusiasm will jump-start legislative efforts to find solutions to the problems of under-funded and under-achieving schools, foot-dragging on campaign and ethics reform, and the development of a strong New Mexico economy friendly to locally-owned small businesses.

     

  • Ahlers deserves benefit of doubt

    Dear Editor, 

    I was disappointed to read Don Morris'  letter regarding Gary Ahlers 

    in Thursday's Monitor.  Aside from failing to distinguish between 

    accusation and conviction, a fundamental principle of justice that 

    one is innocent until and unless proven guilty, Morris also fails to 

    honor an old American tradition, one especially respected in our 

    West: Leaving behind any old errors or conflicts and starting afresh 

  • Neighbors voice support for Ahlers

    We have known Gary Ahlers and his family for more than six years. Gary served as president of our neighborhood homeowners’ association for several years. On many occasions he was asked to resolve issues involving landscape or construction according to the covenants. He was always very fair in resolving these issues. He took his role as president seriously and thoroughly examined both sides of the issue before making decisions.

  • Pay attention to candidates

    It was very revealing to listen to the recent debate between Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Tom Mullins in terms of science and the future of institutions like LANL. People who depend on science and a stable government institution like LANL need to pay close attention to current political races.
    On two topics Mullins revealed his ignorance of science and his apparent disdain for those who engage real problems in a serious way.

  • Ahlers’ police record as reported in newspapers

    The following are excerpts from The Record, a newspaper in northern New Jersey.
    •  Aug. 20,1994 headline: Upper Saddle River Cop Charged with Theft of Gun – “A 21-year-veteran of the Upper Saddle River Police Department, already facing theft charges, has been accused of taking marijuana that was being held as evidence in a criminal prosecution. Sgt. Gary Ahlers, 39, pleaded not guilty to charges of evidence tampering and official misconduct during a brief arraignment Friday morning in state Superior Court in Hackensack.

  • Story of brother’s arrest bothers reader

    I am sad to see that Los Alamos is so news deprived that to sell a few papers you decided to report on my brother, James Hill.
    Our entire family lives in  Los Alamos and we have been through enough without having to re-read and  relive this tragedy over and over.
    I hope it was worth ruining my grandfather’s, grandmother’s, aunt’s, uncle’s, mother’s and father’s week to  sell this paper.
    Carmen Hill
    Arizona

  • Rankled by headline typo

    You’ve probably received e-mails on this already, but being a publication that  should pride itself in editing, I’m sending another.
    “Ombudsman.”
    At least you got it right within the article...but misspelled in a headline?
    Come on people, words are your business.

    Mark Rayburn
    Los Alamos

  • Injured cyclist recounts day he nearly lost his life

    I’m the injured cyclist you covered in the Aug. 5, story in the Monitor. A correction is necessary regarding the event leading up to my crashing into the West Gate as reported by Bob Krakowski.
    I had ridden from White Rock up to the descent to the Caldera accompanied by  four other cyclists. After a short rest we headed back down to return to  White Rock via Los Alamos.

  • Codes too restrictive

    I don’t typically stay abreast of local politics, but a description of the newly proposed County “Nuisance & Property Maintenance Codes”  was brought to my attention and I felt that I must write my first ever letter to the editor.  I have no objection to ordinances/codes that require homeowners to maintain their yards, conduct minimal upkeep of their homes, keep garbage or other unsightly items out of their front yards, etc.