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Letters

  • Councilors need to act quickly

    Dear Editor,

    Since the P&Z decision to approve the site plan for the skate park located in front of Mesa Public Library has been appealed by some “affected residents,” the Los Alamos County Council must quickly put this matter to rest.

  • Is park multi-use or skate-only?

    Dear Editor,

    I have heard many arguments both in favor of and against the proposed “skate park.” Many citizens have voiced their opinions, some saying that the downtown area will be blighted by such a project, and others who have the desire to revitalize the downtown area. One major point seems to be getting lost in the furor.

  • Wilson masters the issues

    Dear Editor,

    I think Heather Wilson is the best choice to succeed Sen. Pete Domenici. Heather has demonstrated in her time in office that she is willing to master the issues and work hard to balance the interests of the country and of those who elect her.

  • Thrift shop extremely supportive

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for the coverage of the grant money that Casa Mesita Group Home is receiving from Value Options to assist us in our efforts in re-opening the Group Home. We look forward to opening the doors again for young women in need as soon as possible. This grant will be key to that effort.

  • Bias against teens exposed

    Dear Editor,

    With the following statements, Buchen has proven that there is a bias and prejudice against teens and especially those at risk: He said it is better to reward irresponsible behavior than to correct it, that $500,000 can be better spent for a few of our youth than for many other good kids who do not skateboard, that to some of our youth that “WORK” is a dirty four letter word and that the library building is for desecration and not for education.

    Buchen is labeling skaters as bad kids.

  • Impressed with Bruce Throne

    Dear Editor,

    We urge all Los Alamos County Democrats to vote in this primary election. Several important races will be decided in the primary because no Republican opponent is challenging the Democrats. On several occasions, we have met the candidates for the Public Regulatory Commission and we are very impressed with Bruce Throne.

  • Support Wilson for Senate

    Dear Editor,

    First, Heather Wilson is always very receptive to the Los Alamos County Council and staff visits to Washington, making time for us even while she is being called to the House floor for a vote. Though we are not in her district, she is always interested in, very knowledgeable about and supportive of our issues and the issues of northern New Mexico, particularly the laboratory. Second, as one of our Los Alamos businessmen stated in a recent meeting, when her name comes up, integrity is his first thought.

  • We must keep our swords bright

    Dear Editor,

    Well, as Sheik Ilderim said in the movie Ben Hur: “Balthasar is a good man. But until all men are like him, we must keep our swords bright and our intentions true!” This is all I could think of when I read Mr. Vixie’s impassioned advocacy of non-violence and his criticism of John McCain. And what to speak of swords? The last time I checked most of this town works for Los Alamos National Laboratory – you know, that weapons lab!    

  • A quick gopher fix

    To all you gopher lovers, especially those who attended the Fuller Lodge meeting last week, I just heard another possible remedy from a very nice woman I met in one of the county offices.

    She lives in Western Area and heard that if you chew Juicy Fruit Gum a little then put it in the gopher hole (I guess chew just enough to soften but leave flavor in), the gopher disappears.  She tried it and can’t say whether it worked but her gophers disappeared. Sounds a lot easier than traps. If it works, don’t fix it.

  • A little advice from your elders

    Dear Editor,

    People running for elected office as well as those voting in upcoming elections may want to listen to the wisdom of elders. During a recent discussion circle at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the topic was, “What characteristics do you look for in an elected official?” Those participating in the discussion were senior citizens who have voted in many elections.