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Letters

  • Judicial candidate’s judgement called into question

    As suggested by other letters, it is probably true that judical candidate Gary Ahlers is a fine community member and neighbor who helps kids, his neighbors and his church, but does that give him the qualifications to be our magistrate judge? I would offer that this is far too low of a qualification threshold for being a judge. What his opponents and I are concerned about is Ahler’s past and present issues/problems that suggest a strong potential for poor judgment as a judge.

  • Women can do it all

    At Tuesday’s Kiwanis luncheon, members of the audience were concerned whether Stephanie Richard, Democratic candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives could be a teacher and a representative in the legislature? Let me categorically state, yes!  

  • We need experinence

     I strongly request Los Alamos County voters to join me in voting for Jeannette Wallace as state represetative for District 43.
    As a resident of Los Alamos for 50 years, I have witnessed Jeannette’s dedication to our county. She is a person of integrity and a true public servant.
    Jeannette puts the needs of the people first and has balanced the needs of residents across the three diverse counties in her district including Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe.

  • New ordinances will indeed work

    In response to a recent letter to the editor in the Oct. 13 Monitor by John Davey: “Codes too restrictive,” I would point out that, on the contrary, the current Los Alamos County nuisance and car storage ordinances are insufficient and lacking the necessary definition to allow a county zoning-enforcement officer to respond to many recent complaints regarding the condition of both private property and business property in Los Alamos.  

  • Proposal to improve image of politicians

    Once again as the general election approaches we are subjected to a long and continuous barrage of negative political commercials. They have negative  impact on the images of both the perpetuators and targets of the ads. If the time between the primary and the general election were reduced, there would be less opportunity for the negative ads. It is probably too much to  ask for, but with less time the candidates might address the issues and the positive qualities that they might feel they could offer.

  • 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.