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Today's Opinions

  • Correction/Clarification

    The Monitor has learned that there were some factual inaccuracies in a letter to the editor that was published in the Oct. 21 edition under the headline: Judicial candidate’s judgment called into question.
    The letter from Amy Storey stated: “Additionally his (Gary Ahlers) large election signs have two problems. They do not indicate on the sign who paid for it, as is required. And according to the Sign Permit Application, political signs may be no larger than two square feet.”

  • Proposed codes restrict lifestyles and discriminate

    Most of the county is probably unaware of the newly proposed “Nuisance Codes” that will restrict people from having RVs, boats, motorcycles, large pick-up trucks, trailers, or too many cars at their property and particularly discriminate against people who can’t afford large properties with hidden parking areas.  
    However, many citizens waited for hours at Tuesday’s county council meeting to express their strong opposition to these proposed codes.

  • Incumbent has served well

    For the past 20 years, Rep. Jeannette Wallace has served Los Alamos and the rest of her district well.
    She is very knowledgeable of the state legislative process as well as our own county needs. She is liked and well respected by both her fellow Republicans and the Democrats who serve with her.

  • Its getting scary out there

    It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter and nights are cooler.  The aspens are slowly turning golden and Aquarius is rising in the seventh house (well actually, it’s rising in the south).  Store aisles are filled with cheap waxy candies and carved pumpkins glow on windowsills.  As October’s end creeps ever closer like a mutant troll, we see more and more instances of scary things that go bump in the night (and whack in the day).

  • No one comes out of jail better than they went in

    I support Judge Pat Casados  for magistrate judge.   I am very familiar with DWI, the laws, the pain  and the statistics. I am fully aware of the devastation it creates for the victims and the perpetrators of this crime.  
    I have lived in our communtiy for 31 years and  have been  involved in the formation of our local MADD Chapter, was the Los Alamos DWI Coordinator, chaired the Los Alamos DWI Program and I currently serve on that committee.   

  • Wallace has encouraged growth of juvenile continuums statewide

    State Rep. Jeannette Wallace gets the job done.  In 2007, she worked with the statewide juvenile continuums and sponsored HB21, which provided $2 million in funds each year to the Children, Youth and Families Department, which was distributed to local communities, including Los Alamos. A juvenile continuum is a board of volunteer community leaders from specified sectors who identify unmet needs or gaps in programs and services for youth and recommend how to address those needs. In addition, the board also evaluates the programs and services provided.

  • Keep it within the fence posts

    Unlike Congress, the New Mexico Legislature is not teetering on the brink of a Republican coup this year. Democrats have firm control  of both houses.
    Democratic control of the Senate is assured for next year because no Senate terms expire this year. Senators like it that way. All the statewide offices are up for election this year. So senators can take a free shot at them without having to relinquish their Senate seats.

  • Response to Ahlers’ police record as reported in papers

    First, we all know newspapers report news stories and are not a court of law. We all should also know that until proven in a court of law everyone is presumed innocent. Plus, we also know that at times newspapers can sometimes misrepresent or slant stories to create sensationalism or provide their viewpoint, which may not be mine or yours; hence, we take some things we read with a grain of salt.