Today's Opinions

  • Sharing road spells safety

    A Five feet to Pass bill is making its way through the New Mexico legislature and hopefully will become law.
    I am a cyclist. I am part of a small minority that ride bicycles for exercise, fitness and enjoyment.  Northern New Mexico, while a beautiful place to ride, has roads that are notorious for having inadequate shoulders or no shoulders at all, forcing bicyclists to ride in the traffic lane.

  • Age should not impact importance of teams

    The sports page for the Los Alamos Monitor has all the high school sports and stats but usually doesn’t have the middle school sports. 

    Why is that? Just because we are a few years younger doesn’t mean our teams are any less important. 

  • Marketing for the times

    Many business owners remain unsure how to market their companies online, even though they know that today’s consumers use the Internet to research products and decide what and where to buy. 

  • Emotion trumps sense

    We need a new State Question. Instead of, “Red or Green?” it should be, “How’re we gonna pay for that?”

  • Whenever the economy tanks, folks inevitably rein in spending



    So many expenses, so few dollars saved. That’s the dilemma faced by millions of Americans – everyone from struggling college students to young families saving for a down payment to baby boomers approaching retirement. 

  • Just a wag 2-18-11

    Under reservoir

    Word on the street says that the Army Corps of Engineers has discovered a wetland in the bottom of the Los Alamos Reservoir. 

    Now the wetland must be created elsewhere. 

  • Joe Sixpacks scarce around here

    Dear Mr. Todd:  You haven’t lived here very long have you? I take this tack rather than accuse you of not being very observant — of the relatively small population of “Joe Sixpacks” here as opposed to the overwhelmingly large number of hyperanalytic citizens.
    “The ardor for analysis” that you deride pervades “every nook and cranny” of our county government as an accurate and democratic reflection of the main character of our citizenry.

  • More money, less result

    During her campaign, Gov. Susana Martinez said that she would not cut education. Based on revised budget numbers that were released immediately after she was elected, that went out the window. Now, Martinez is proposing very modest cuts of 1.5 percent for K-12.