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Today's Opinions

  • Amendments designed to clarify; simplify

    The amendments presented in the November ballot questions are designed to clarify or simplify certain process oriented provisions in the Charter.  Others are intended to make the Charter consistent with state law. None of the proposed amendments reduce or limit role of the public in county government. Los Alamos voters are asked to consider eleven ballot questions.  

  • Are you ready for some voting?

                Early Voting begins in New Mexico on Oct. 16. Are you ready?

                Perhaps you have reached a firm decision on your choices for governor and your district’s representative to Congress. Good. How about the rest of the ballot? 

  • Richards has energy, enthusiasm

    The candidacy of Stephanie Richard for House District 43 gives Los Alamos and its immediate neighbors at last an opportunity to participate actively and effectively in the legislative process.  Stephanie’s energy and enthusiasm will jump-start legislative efforts to find solutions to the problems of under-funded and under-achieving schools, foot-dragging on campaign and ethics reform, and the development of a strong New Mexico economy friendly to locally-owned small businesses.

     

  • Ahlers deserves benefit of doubt

    Dear Editor, 

    I was disappointed to read Don Morris'  letter regarding Gary Ahlers 

    in Thursday's Monitor.  Aside from failing to distinguish between 

    accusation and conviction, a fundamental principle of justice that 

    one is innocent until and unless proven guilty, Morris also fails to 

    honor an old American tradition, one especially respected in our 

    West: Leaving behind any old errors or conflicts and starting afresh 

  • Revisiting Petticoat Junction

    A horse is a horse, of course of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course, and you’re definitely showing your age if you recognize that rhyme.  You also watched way too much television as a child if you can now hear the tune playing in your head.  
    Yes, those were the days, back when dudes like Balaam debated angelic responsibilities with creatures of the genus Equus.  I find it oddly comforting to think back to a time when audiences could be entertained by a talking horse.

  • Neighbors voice support for Ahlers

    We have known Gary Ahlers and his family for more than six years. Gary served as president of our neighborhood homeowners’ association for several years. On many occasions he was asked to resolve issues involving landscape or construction according to the covenants. He was always very fair in resolving these issues. He took his role as president seriously and thoroughly examined both sides of the issue before making decisions.

  • Pay attention to candidates

    It was very revealing to listen to the recent debate between Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Tom Mullins in terms of science and the future of institutions like LANL. People who depend on science and a stable government institution like LANL need to pay close attention to current political races.
    On two topics Mullins revealed his ignorance of science and his apparent disdain for those who engage real problems in a serious way.

  • What’s up with the governor in his final 10 weeks in office

    What is Gov. Bill Richardson up to? What will he be doing during his last two and a half months in office?
    We know he can’t sit still so his final months are bound to be busy.
    Will he stay in Santa Fe as he says he will or will he leave for something more exciting?
    Will he make bold moves that will deeply affect our state or will he concentrate on finding a job or polishing his legacy?
    Gov. Richardson occasionally gives hints.
    What other governor, here or anywhere, holds a garage sale three months before going out of office?