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Today's Opinions

  • Gratitude for family festival success

    Family Strengths Network would like to thank all those who helped make our seventh annual Family Festival a success for the hundreds of families who enjoyed the day.
    This event could not have happened without our 50 wonderful volunteers. Students from the Key Club, NJROTC and National Honor Society made ice cream, painted faces and served popcorn.
    LANB staff and RSVP seniors turned out in force and were on the spot wherever they were needed.
    Our board members and many other community members cheerfully shared their time and made the festival run smoothly.

  • Recent letter hit the nail on head

    I rarely read the Los Alamos Monitor anymore these days due to the paper’s seemingly ceaseless predilection to sensationalize the mundane. However, I was pleasantly surprised to read Robert Nunz’s March 8 letter outlining the malignant divisiveness that continues to infect local politics like terminal cancer.

  • Bussolinis speak out

    I am writing this letter on behalf of my wife, Lee and myself to separate fact from fiction in the recent articles written by Carol A. Clark in the Los Alamos Monitor.
    Among other things, the articles included accusations about a relationship between Mr. Dick Burick and me.
    I am fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive family and friends and I want them to know the facts.

  • Tax time help available

    Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.
    Ordinarily, the federal income tax deadline is April 15; but this year the IRS has granted a reprieve until April 18. Nevertheless, here’s why procrastinating is a bad idea:

  • Loans for legacy; equity for growth

    Anyone looking for a business investor must examine their personal goals before looking for funding – different reasons for starting a business mean different ways of finding money.
    Venture capitalists classify entrepreneurial businesses into two groups: growth businesses and lifestyle, or legacy, businesses. Only growth businesses will be attractive to venture-capital firms.

  • Los Alamos County Firefighters certainly deserve all my respect

    On Valentine’s Day, I experienced a bad fall off my horse in Potrillo Canyon.
    With a broken hip, I needed help fast.
    Here is where Los Alamos County Fire Department firefighters from Station 3 in White Rock came to my rescue – not only quickly, but also expediently.
    They lifted me in a Stokes Litter and rolled and pulled me out with the help of an ATV.
    All the time I was treated with the utmost care.

  • Many may disagree, but feel powerless to speak

    I fear we are moving to another divisive, let’s have another referendum, the leadership of Los Alamos County doesn’t listen, moments.
    It’s the Trinity 502 redesign issue!
    It strikes me as clear the community is divided. It further strikes me that, unless the wishes of the community as a whole are followed, cynicism and division will continue to rule.
    For that to happen, we don’t need:

  • Short circuiting the process

    Little girls in flamenco costumes filled a ladies room in the state capitol one day last week, primping before they danced in the rotunda, a gentle appeal to preserve funding for arts and culture.
    These diminutive, ruffled lobbyists are one of many such waves coursing through the Roundhouse, all with a message. They’re the backdrop to a lot of political theater and explain, in part, the meltdown we saw last week in the house and its precedent-setting outcome.