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Letters

  • Skate Park commentary wrong

    Dear Editor,

  • Council wrong on skate park

    Tuesday evening, July 29, 2008, our, OUR, elected county council again reaffirmed their previous wrong decisions about the proposed concrete skate park. For reasons unknown they voted to commence construction of the skate park in the front yard of the library in clear lack of regard of the preferences of we who elected them. Our congratulations to Nona Bowman for being aware of the wishes of the community and voting to reject the issue at hand.

  • Muni. Bldg. cost comparison

    Thursday’s Monitor article on the competing concepts for the new Municipal Building was confusing on a fundamental consideration – cost. The proposal for the current site at Ashley Pond is $20M. The proposal actually presented for the 15th and Trinity location greatly exceeds the county’s already generous specifications. The associated cost estimate for the County portion of that project is $28M. A rough scaling to the required size would yield a cost of about $25M.

  • No need to raise taxes

    Dear Editor,

    I must differ with your editorial from Sunday, July 27. It is great to support the bus system; however, I do not believe that we need to pay more taxes for it.

  • Green energy carries a cost

    Dear Editor,

    Almost as if on cue, Al Gore chimed in the day after I sent my last letter with what seems to be a perfect example of unintended consequences. He wants the U.S. to replace all our electricity generating capacity with renewable “green” generation such as wind and solar in the next 10 years.

  • The future in a seed

    Dear Editor,

    In response to the excellent editorial “The Future in the Nutshell” by Roger Snodgrass, I would like to add the following. Of all human activities, agriculture uses the most labor (about 10 percent of 6.7 billion people worldwide), uses the most land (more than 4 billion acres) and uses the most fresh water (more than 70 percent of human consumption).

  • Must deal with treasonous behavior

    Dear Editor,

    We’re in a constitutional crisis with an imbalance of power that’s been usurped by the executive branch. This administration has flagrantly committed treacherous crimes against the Constitution that fit the profile of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” All options must be on the table to correct this treasonous behavior.

    DR Goff

    Jemez Pueblo

  • Bus rides aren’t exactly free

    Dear Editor,

    Currently, the bus rides do not require fares, but they are not “free.” Somewhere, we all know that taxes, in some form, are supporting the bus system.

    My view is that those who ride should support their public transportation to a greater degree than those who do not ride, and the fare should be reasonable, not zero.

  • Wood gas: A few apologia

    Dear Editor,

    Recently, I suggested to the readers of the Monitor and to the Los Alamos scientific community that we explore the virtues of wood gas as fuel for our automobiles. Here I would like to add a short apologia for the proposition.

  • Come to Tuesday's skate hearing

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in opposition to building a skateboard park on the grounds of the Mesa Public Library. I was the library director when we did the planning and programming for the library building. County Council selected that site for the library because it fit in so nicely with the planned historic and cultural environment of the area. I feel a skateboard park on those premises is simply not appropriate to that environment.