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Letters

  • Scrap park, keep old folks happy

    Dear Editor,

    OK people I’ve come up with a new idea for the skate park. Just scrap the whole idea and don’t build it at all. That way everyone is happy especially the 500 or so names on a petition that I didn’t see nor did others.

    This way the old people in the senior motels and 2500 Central won’t have to worry about a lot of screaming teenagers upsetting them with all the noise and bright lights. Also the towns people will once again prove to the children that they should be neither seen nor heard.

  • De Ja vous, all over again

    Dear Editor,

    Hmmm, skate park is going to court. This seems familiar. Remember when NNSA wanted to put in a security perimeter including West Jemez Road? Recall their tactics? Remember how the county council, same folks as we have now, screamed holy heck about being left out of the loop, ignored, and just being steamrolled?

    Didn’t they go to court about that? Didn’t NNSA just motor on with their little project and by the time the county had “won,” the West Jemez guard shacks were a fait accompli.

  • We must support our youth

    Dear Editor,

    I have taught at Los Alamos High School for almost 20 years. Through the years, many teen-agers have expressed to me that they think Los Alamos is a community that is run by and for its older residents. There is a perception among our youth that many adults in our town don’t care about kids.

  • County should help schools

    Dear Editor,

    Los Alamos Pubic Schools is highly regarded for academic excellence and make Los Alamos a desirable place to live. We must ensure that the schools have classrooms and facilities that live up to this reputation. I applaud the school district for formulating a plan to revitalize aging school facilities including the high school, middle school and Aspen Elementary School.

  • Community does serve youth

    Dear Editor,

    In a recent letter to the editor, (Aug. 12) Manuel Baca refers to petitioners who believe that “eethe youth of this community have been sold short and have been given the short end of the stick.” Mr. Baca is among those petitioners. I have to wonder what planet these people are living on.

  • Monitor does not want to know

    Dear Editor,

    The issue is here is not that you don’t understand it’s that you don’t want to understand. At every turn in this debate in the past six months or even longer there have been accusations of the county not following procedure and of council members spouses trying to influence P&Z Commissioners.

  • Municipal Building should be rebuilt

    Dear Editor,

    It was with great sadness that we saw the Municipal Building being torn down, but after seeing the drawings of the proposed buildings, we are in absolute shock.

    It was our understanding from the County Council that 1) the Municipal Building needed to be replaced, 2) it would be built to look as much like the old building as possible and 3) it would be built in the same location.

    After attending the information meeting Aug. 7, we saw pictures of the proposed new building for TWO different sites. Neither resembles the old building in any way.

  • County should worry more about recent power outages

    Dear Editor,

    (Aug. 3) we were treated to yet another power outage. This one lasted nearly four hours.

    After enduring endless utility work in the last few years with the promise of making our utilities “more reliable,” the outages this year have been worse than I’ve seen in the past 19 years that I’ve lived here. North Mesa and Barranca Mesa are always the last areas to have power restored.

  • Quality of Life in LA is slipping

    Quality of life in LA is slipping

    Dear Editor,

  • Roundabout needs grass, etc.

    Roundabout needs grass, etc.

    Dear Editor,

    I first loved the planting in the Roundabout. I love the new beautiful bronze mountain lion statue even more. But the formal garden with flowers doesn’t go with a mountain lion. Better would be native grass and weeds (which are really wildflowers).

    Cynthia Springer

    Los Alamos