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Today's Opinions

  • A big piece of the past is gone

    Dear Editor,

    In 1949 a group of very courageous people, believing in the future and a future that they hoped would long outlive them, built a town in probably the worst possible location for any town. It took them 20 years to do it, but they left a legacy and a heritage to be cherished and added upon. Now, we celebrate 60 years of Los Alamos and I find it strange indeed that we do so not by adding to the legacy but by policies and devices that would destroy it and remake it to be something wholly different and unrecognizable from what was created.

  • RUMINATIONS:The Number One Disease of Dogs and Cats

    The most common disease that will afflict almost every one of our pets is dental disease. Fortunately, it is one of the most preventable.

    The many forms of the disease lead to infections and/or inflammation in the mouth which cause pain and can lead to problems in other organ systems such as the liver and kidney.  

    Since kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in cats, anything that will minimize the progression of kidney damage in our feline friends will add considerable time and quality to their lives.

  • Katko deserves support

    Katko deserves support

    Dear Editor,

    Removing Mountain Principal Mike Katko is outrageous. He is dedicated, loves his job and the students and only wants what is best for them.

    When are we going to remove politics and pettiness from our schools and replace it with care and concern for the students.

    The people trying to remove him should be ashamed.

    Mary Diecker

    Los Alamos

  • Bicycle safety demands attention

    Bicycle safety demands attention

    Dear Editor,

    In reference to the recent article on bicycle safety concerns, I would like to offer my solution.  More citizens are thinking green by riding bikes and motorcycles.

    As an instructor of the AARP Driver’s Safety Program, I make drivers aware of how to approach cyclists. But, I also advocate that the cyclists need to be more responsible for being seen.

  • Park Monitor is good idea

    Park Monitor good idea

    Dear Editor,

    Hallelujah, hooray and thank you so very much, decision makers of Los Alamos County government! Well done!

    Thank you for your wise decision to hire a state park monitor, which is much needed and for the putting up of a fence around the park.

  • Stimulus jobs at lab, really?

    Stimulus jobs at lab, really?

    Dear Editor,

     The article “Lab wants to spread jobs, put stimulus to work,” (Monitor, April 15) was very interesting. However, I offer the following additional comments.

  • Celebrate Earth Day

    “The most direct road to … (Los Alamos) … was a treacherous washboard running through the Indian Pueblo of San Ildefonso, over the muddy Rio Grande, and then up a series of muddy switchbacks. As we neared the top of the mesa, the view was breathtaking. Behind us lay the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, at sunset bathed in changing waves of color – scarlets and lavenders. Below was the desert with its flatness broken by majestic palisades that seemed like the ruined cathedrals and palaces of some old, great, vanished race.

  • Make your voice heard

    Monday, the council begins hearings on its 2010 budget and we urge you to make your voice heard.

    The hearings are open to the public and begin Monday with an overview and ideas from our elected officials.

    Tuesday, the discussion will be on capital projects; Thursday the council will discuss operating budgets. All of the budget hearings will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in council chambers.

    If you have a concern or comment, now – not six months from now – is the time to get up and speak.