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Letters

  • No one comes out of jail better than they went in

    I support Judge Pat Casados  for magistrate judge.   I am very familiar with DWI, the laws, the pain  and the statistics. I am fully aware of the devastation it creates for the victims and the perpetrators of this crime.  
    I have lived in our communtiy for 31 years and  have been  involved in the formation of our local MADD Chapter, was the Los Alamos DWI Coordinator, chaired the Los Alamos DWI Program and I currently serve on that committee.   

  • Wallace has encouraged growth of juvenile continuums statewide

    State Rep. Jeannette Wallace gets the job done.  In 2007, she worked with the statewide juvenile continuums and sponsored HB21, which provided $2 million in funds each year to the Children, Youth and Families Department, which was distributed to local communities, including Los Alamos. A juvenile continuum is a board of volunteer community leaders from specified sectors who identify unmet needs or gaps in programs and services for youth and recommend how to address those needs. In addition, the board also evaluates the programs and services provided.

  • Response to Ahlers’ police record as reported in papers

    First, we all know newspapers report news stories and are not a court of law. We all should also know that until proven in a court of law everyone is presumed innocent. Plus, we also know that at times newspapers can sometimes misrepresent or slant stories to create sensationalism or provide their viewpoint, which may not be mine or yours; hence, we take some things we read with a grain of salt.

  • 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.