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Letters

  • Thanks for taking away my signs

    Interesting thing this Nov. 3 morning. I noticed my political signs were gone. Why would somebody steal my signs after the election? Oh, well. At least now I won’t have to dispose of them.
    But on my way to work, I noticed that nearly all of the signs in my neighborhood were gone. As a matter of fact, they were gone from Smith’s, from Rover Boulevard and from N.M. 4.

  • Generous souls will discover many local worthy causes

    The LANL United Way campaign has been extended for another week, and there are still opportunities to designate for your favorite nonprofit or the LANL match. There are many worthy causes in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico. Groups such as Self Help, Inc. operate without fees for service. Thanks to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the organization operates with almost no overhead costs and uses donated dollars to benefit clients directly. Projects such as the Children’s Tools for School project are entirely run by board members and community volunteers.

  • Audience absence was astounding

    For the second time my wife and I drove over from Phoenix to see a play put on by the Olions Club of Los Alamos High School.
    For the second time, we were energized by these young people.
    “An Enemy Of The People” by Henrik Ibsen is serious drama. We found it amazing that a high school drama group would  even attempt to portray such a demanding production, much less deliver it with all the force Ibsen intended.

  • Comment was not meant to offend anyone

    This letter is in response to a blog written by Monitor Publisher Keven Todd regarding the council meeting wherein the petition spearheaded by Richard Hannemann was discussed.   
    How dare you liken Mr. Hannemann to the Fuhrer!   Especially considering the many citizens who signed the petition and how often I have heard citizens say, “The council is always going to do what the council is going to do, they don’t care what the citizens say or think about anything.”  

  • Let’s talk practicality

    Some people, 1,679 to be exact, are claiming that the old Municipal Building was so sentimental to them that it stood for Los Alamos. They signed a petition that states “the original Los Alamos County Municipal Building dedicated June 24, 1967 shall be fully rebuilt and restored to its original site and design...” End of quote.

  • Farewell my fine old tent

    It was a fine tent – blue and gold, a Sierra Designs, two person, state-of-the-art backpacker’s dream. I bought it for motorcycle camping, and it logged thousands of miles and many nights of stars or rain, days of thunder by Harley or God. I retired it a few years ago in favor of a newer, less bulky and more expensive model, which, removed from my bike last summer in San Francisco, probably now graces some homeless camp in California.

  • Council ducks its duty

    Regarding the petition election on the siting and structure of the new Municipal Building. I am deeply disappointed by the county council’s failure to act on Tuesday Oct. 26 to provide information to the voters on the issue of the petition regarding the siting and structure of the new  building. This is an abdication of its duty to explain to the public how it — the council — settled on the Central Avenue site.

  • Let’s talk practicality

    Some people, 1,679 to be exact, are claiming that the old Municipal Building was so sentimental to them that it stood for Los Alamos. They signed a petition that states “the original Los Alamos County Municipal Building dedicated June 24, 1967 shall be fully rebuilt and restored to its original site and design...” End of quote.

  • Submitting to threats is poor way to run county

    I am writing in response to the article “Probe Points to Developing Trend.” I have never seen the report, which the Monitor relies upon so I cannot comment on that report, its author or purpose. But I do disagree with many of the statements contained in the article and to the extent those statements are derived from a report I contend the report is false and inaccurate.

  • LWVNM urges candidates to be tough on climate change

    On Thursday, the League of Women Voters of New Mexico (LWVNM), a nonpartisan political membership organization, presented more than 100 letters to the two gubernatorial candidates, Diane Denish and Susana Martinez, urging them to assume strong leadership to address the growing threat from climate change.