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Letters

  • We need better bike paths

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you, Mario Schillaci for your well written letter regarding the bicycle-UNfriendly nature of the pedestrian crossing islands included in the “beautification” project on Central Avenue.  

    Once again this scientific community misses an oppportunity to present its potential as progressive and exemplary in much-needed green technologies and city planning. The islands are a disaster waiting to happen, the complete opposite of bike lanes.  

  • Ken Milder has my vote

    Dear Editor,

    The folks I talk to are so proud of Ken Milder and the council for doing the job they were elected to do and making a tough decision about the skate park using their best judgment, given all the facts.

    They didn’t cower and punt to an ill-advised referendum – no – they stood firm and did what is in the best interest of all the citizens of Los Alamos, young and old, powerful and not.

  • Trinity site not good for county

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to see a cooperative market in Los Alamos and I believe that such a business would be successful, but a partnership with the county is not necessary in order to make it happen. As part of their proposal, the cooperative market developers would like us to pay for an underground parking structure at the Trinity and 15th site in addition to the cost of the new municipal building itself.

  • Issue continues to divide

    Dear Editor,

    I’m tires of sending letters to the editor, but I must take strong disagreement with George Chandler’s dismissal of the Monitor editorial criticizing Ken Milder on the skate park referendum rejection.

    His dismissal of the editorial as “ignorant” by a putative civics New Mexico 101 lesson and some self congratulatory words about how well government functions here struck me to use another term common in political discussion today: “out of touch.”

  • Thanks for Obama coverage

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for covering the attendance (Aug. 29) of Los Alamos citizens at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. There were two big and very loud seating sections filled with New Mexicans on Thursday for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium. Our “Los Alamos for Obama” banner was made by Lee Eakins and signed by many Los Alamos supporters.

  • Los Alamos bicycle unfriendly

    Dear Editor,

    Having just finished reading an article on bicycle-friendly communities worldwide that are experiencing a boom in bicycle use (Albuquerque Journal/ Journal North 8/31/08), I am both green with envy and red with anger – and I’m not talking chile here.

  • Council action disappointing

    Dear Editor,

    I and many other Los Alamos residents were very disappointed in our County Council members’ actions at the council meeting in White Rock Tuesday, Aug. 19. Council members, with the exception of Nona Bowman, apparently came to the meeting to discuss a previously announced agenda item with closed minds, having already decided how they would vote. Some even presented statements written prior to hearing the discussion and testimonies that citizens gave.

  • Monitor anti-Milder, ignorant

    Dear Editor,

    I take strong issue with your editorial excoriating Ken Milder in Sunday’s Monitor. At the fateful skate park hearing Ken was the councilor who chose to discuss seriously the role of elected officials in a representative democracy. It is an issue that arises anew every few years when particularly controversial questions come before the council. Ken addressed it thoroughly and demonstrated understanding of the problem. Your editorial did not.

  • McCain a hypocrite

    Dear Editor,

    John McCain made a huge mistake: he marginalized Paris Hilton. Now in her Funny or Die video (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d) Paris exploited the opening as only she could do, and showed McCain and the Republicans for the elitist snobs they are.

  • Is future evolution possible?

    Dear Editor,

    Is there time enough? For more than 60 years IT, the bomb, kept the peace. This is the mantra of the hardheaded, strong, patriotic, macho men who rule our world.

    The peacemakers may be blessed but peace is a dirty word. Peace people are decried as soft-headed and weak. There is no strength in weakness. However, there is wisdom in peace. Good families are respectful of one another and others. There is love. So it should be among nations.