• The law of unintended consequences

    Dear Editor,

    In regards to Adele Zimmermann’s July 8 letter: It is sad to have someone who obviously has little grasp of either modern or medieval history lecture us on a parallel between them for clearly political reasons. First, let’s deal with modern history.

  • Hometown soldier asks for help

    Dear Editor,

    My name is Carleen Mahoney Huff. I grew up in Los Alamos, along with the person I am trying to help out below, Gerald Paul Weeks.

    Jerry was a graduate of LAHS in the year of 1980. He even was a police officer for our home town for awhile. Now, Jerry is serving as a medic over in Afghanistan and is asking for help:

    Hello from Afghanistan. I miss you all very much. I am doing well but wish I was home with you ya‘ll.

  • County offers great incentives

    Dear Editor,

    The recent editorial “Our View: Think Local” correctly advocates focusing on local companies rather than seeking companies that might relocate to Los Alamos.

  • Sierra Club – Going green: Good work for schools

    Summer is for kids outside. The reality, however, is that for most of the year, most kids are inside, and much of that time is spent inside schools. It is within these walls, taught by committed teachers, that the future is formed.

    So what does being in school have to do with the environment?


  • Why such a lack of concern?

    Dear Editor,

    A police officer dumps a paralyzed man from his wheelchair because he could not stand up to be searched. A pedestrian is hit by a car and lies bleeding in the street while people merely glance at him as they hurry past. A woman collapses onto the floor of an emergency room as onlookers ignore her and security personnel look at her and walk away. She is finally kicked by a nurse to check her level of consciousness.

  • A Fourth of July convert

    Dear Editor,

  • Passive 'no' vote doesn't cut it

    Dear Editor,

    Unlike Mr. Chandler, I don’t hold Tom Udall’s passive “no” vote on the Appropriations Committee’s pass on the bill containing LANL budget cuts in high regard. If Udall had been actively working and lobbying his fellow committee members on behalf of the lab, there might have been a different story. Both Pete Domenici and Steve Pearce know the value of being aggressive in one’s home committee when it comes to taking care of constituents. A passive “no” vote after the damage is done just doesn’t cut it.

  • Monitor should promote a clean Los Alamos

    Dear Editor,

    My name is Ashvini Vaidya. I am 10 years old. I am writing this letter to you because every day when my father goes to work, he always has to pick up at least four pieces of trash. So, I suggest that people in Los Alamos start cleaning and picking up the litter. It’s safe for the environment and for us! So, if you could put an article in the paper about pollution, the environment, recycling and trash, I truly think our county can be a lot cleaner than it is now.

    Ashvini Vaidya

    Los Alamos

  • The insurance or the hospital?

    Dear Editor,

    One does not usually pay much attention to the absurdity of the health system until the insurance stops covering the bills. Some time ago, the company I work for switched to a less-inclusive health insurance plan because the increasing costs of the original coverage. As a result, a 50-minute visit to the LAMC emergency room with a sprained ankle last month cost us more than $900.

  • Make life easier for commuters

    Dear Editor,

    The picture on page 2 in the July 2 paper shows the problem with traffic around the Diamond construction. A while back, there was discussion and a council vote on how the signal at Diamond and Arkansas should be run. The winning vote, that each direction on Diamond should have a dedicated left turn and that only one direction should go at a time, was to give people easier access to the businesses on Arkansas. The side effect of this, of course, is that traffic on Diamond is slowed down horribly.