Today's Opinions

  • Lamonitor.com moves to subscriber-based service effective Feb. 1

    In less than a week, the Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.
    Beginning Feb. 1, all of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Reasons behind slow start

    Our state capitol is moving at a snail’s pace so far this year. It took over a week for House standing committees to be named. Almost three months after her election, Gov. Susana Martinez has not filled her cabinet and some other top appointments.
    But not to worry. There are good reasons for both. After losing eight seats to Republicans, Democratic House Speaker Ben Lujan was faced with adjusting the make-up of every committee to reflect the nearly equal balance between the parties.

  • Three issues stand out with regard to Trinity Drive study

    After listening to comments made by the public and by county councilors regarding the pending reconfiguration of Trinity Drive at the Jan. 26 meeting, I was struck by three things.  
    The first was sadly how little I cared anymore about the fate of Trinity Drive. I simply don’t use it because I use alternative routes for Trinity, and my opinion would gain only a polite nod before being dismissed.

  • Evil goes way back

    Lunatics will always be with us. Lunatics with guns will always be with us. So will evil.
    My reaction to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (and 18 others) in Tucson Jan. 8 starts with lunatics.
    I’m leaving aside the claims that Sarah Palin had something to do with creating the environment for the shooting. That’s idiotic. Also idiotic is the notion that we’ve somehow left a “nice America” that existed somewhere in the past.

  • Community kindness touches local family

    My children and I are very grateful to family, friends and the wonderfully supportive Los Alamos community for all of the kindness and support you have provided to us following the sudden passing of Meg Kennison, wife and mother.  

  • Small business is state’s rural economic backbone

    In order for New Mexico’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.

  • Thanks for the memories

    Santa Claus would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill.
    I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worth while.
    I would like to thank Raymond and his partner with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities for their help in erecting our Christmas hot air balloon. I  would like to thank the gentleman who came by my house and gave me a monetary donation for the utility bill and thanked us for the display of lights.

  • Address issues despite option

    The Los Alamos Chamber has been engaged on behalf of member and business interests throughout the most recent Trinity Drive study as well as through several prior related initiatives that have looked at the issues with this important route.  
    Most recently, we worked with the county to be sure there would be good opportunities for the alternatives to be explained and business community input to be gathered.  I participated in many of those sessions and I want to offer a summary of observations from those sessions.