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Today's Opinions

  • PEEC SPEAKS: Doing something big for Earth

    The Plastic Bag Free Los Alamos campaign began with Mrs. Michele Altherr’s  Kinnikinnick Club and an environmental group for elementary-age children who had decided that we wanted to do something big for the Earth.  

    Everyone voiced several ambitious ideas before Mrs. Altherr, the group leader, suggested stopping plastic bag use.  

    At the time none of us in the club had any idea how bad they were for the environment.

  • Letter: Access Valles Caldera means much more

    Recently I spent time at the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal unit. In addition to an interesting and progressive land management approach, it offered excellent access. I drove in on dirt roads to McCrystal campground, paid $5 a day, and camped 3 days while mountain bike exploring some of the area.

    Now I ask myself, since I live in Los Alamos, why is it that I almost never access the Valles Caldera?  

  • UNM claims a place with the best

    “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” is a memorable and usually misquoted paradox from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” It describes a ship stuck in the middle of the ocean, but it applies symbolically to many other situations.

    One of them is about work and unemployment.

  • Labor Day with not enough jobs to go around

    “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” is a memorable and usually misquoted paradox from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” It describes a ship stuck in the middle of the ocean, but it applies symbolically to many other situations.

    One of them is about work and unemployment.

  • May 10, 2010 falls on a Monday

    Sept. 2, 1752 was a Wednesday. Adding fourteen days (two weeks), can you figure out what day of the week Sept. 16, 1752 was?

    Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. July 4 next year will be on a Sunday.

    If you own a perpetual calendar, you can look these dates up.

    But without having a calendar handy, could you determine on what day of the week Valentines Day falls next year? Or Christmas? Your birthday? Uh, okay ... how about Easter Sunday?

  • Letter: KRSN has been there for us

    KRSN has long been the voice of Los Alamos. It voices opinions, provides entertainment, brings us our football and basketball games, keeps the community in tune with itself, and most important it serves as a life line in times of emergency.

    For example, in the 50s, a little girl was lost in the woods after dark and patrols were everywhere looking for her. KRSN followed the search and when she was found, KRSN reported the good news and warned the community that the fire stations would sound their sirens to bring in all the patrols.

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting the Tour de Los Alamos

    Over 200 bicycle riders registered for the 37th annual Tour de Los Alamos bicycle race on Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Los Alamos, with approximately half the participants competing in the citizens one-lap event (28 miles), and half the participants competing in the licensed two-lap (56 miles) or three-lap event (84 miles).  

    The youngest participant in the entire event, 14-year-old Gabriel Intrator from Los Alamos, was also the overall winner of the Citizen’s Race.

  • Initiative seeks to promote rights and responsibilities

    As citizens of our country, we have the right to complain about the things we do not like. We have the responsibility, however, to take positive action to improve what we feel is lacking. A basic problem of all government, identified by a Los Alamos citizen in 1959, is “the prevention of any one interest from gaining complete control at the expense of others.” The criticism was not about the presence of special interests, which can benefit society greatly, but about lack of control of those interests in government by government.