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Today's Opinions

  • Snarling in politics

    Why are so many high profile politicos so ill-tempered these days? Is it in the job description: Politico, be unpleasant? Whatever the case, you encounter this snapping and sniping wherever you turn.
    In New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez routinely bristles at the slightest hint of criticism.
    In a recent op-ed piece, Martinez’s predecessor, Bill Richardson, suggested that the nation’s governors, Martinez included, might want to think twice before abandoning tax incentives for movie production in their states.

  • A roundabout approach to stupid

    The dim light in the morning made it difficult for me to see her at first, but as it turned out, it wasn’t the light that was dim.  
    She was walking down the side of the road, with the traffic.  She could have used the sidewalk, but I suppose she figured the baby carriage she was pushing would help cushion the blow in the event a car happened to hit her.

  • Just A Wag 03-11-11

    Aspen Apartments on sale after foreclosure   
    The bank foreclosed on the Aspen Apartments on Gold Street in December.
    The five building, 36-unit complex is listed for sale at $1,275,000.

    Savvy senior citizen foils nefarious plot
     A local senior citizen received a plausible-sounding call claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House.  
    The caller said a several-thousand-dollar check would be delivered the next day.

  • Coverage may lack key elements

    Keeping home and automobile insurance policies up to date couldn’t be more important .
    You might not have the coverage you think you have. Your insurance policy may have changed and you might not be aware of the changes.  Prices of items in the home as well as the home value might also have changed.  
    Let me introduce the concept of endorsements, which are defined as: a clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in coverage.   Endorsements are often part of the state law.

  • 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: