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Today's Opinions

  • No other way?

    The county council will meet in closed session Tuesday night to discuss plans for purchasing the Los Alamos Apartments.

    We wish there was some other way to proceed here than once again government taking charge of local land.

    We understand the concern that is felt by councilors about losing control. But at what point do we simply have everything run and owned by the county? We hope this is just a step in the process to turn this land over to private enterprise.

  • Again, our state holds the bottom

    Once again, New Mexico was at the bottom of a national list.

    This time we ranked worst in the country for the percentage of residents who are covered by health insurance through their employers, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

    The Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank found that 50.7 percent of New Mexico’s population less than 65 years old was covered by employer-sponsored health insurance in 2006-2007 and 59.1 percent of all workers were insured by their employers over the same period, the 22-page report released last week found.

  • Party affiliation does not matter

    Dear Editor,

  • I support Wismer, Milder

    Dear Editor,

    I served four years with Councilor Michael Wismer and found that he served with honor and integrity. Contrary to what Mr. Kerr would have you believe, Councilor Wismer did an outstanding job for the citizens of Los Alamos.

    While we did not always agree, his voice represented many of the community. I also witnessed the pressure that the local Republican party used on Councilor Wismer to further their goals.

  • Wismer deserves your vote

    Dear Editor,

    I support the election of Mike Wismer to the county council. Mike is as interested in the future of our county as anyone I know. While on the council, Mike took on one of our most contentious issues by chairing the committee that dealt with animal problems.

  • Comments just too much

    Dear Editor,

    Concerning the letter from George Chandler published during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Way to go George!

    It’s probably impossible to regurgitate all the negative propaganda uttered by Democrats about President Bush and his administration because there is so much of it. However, you sure gave it the old college try.

    But fret not, any newspaper whose staff recommends Tom Udall and Barrack Obama to the voters will certainly publish any further correspondence that you send in.

    Los Alamos

  • Road to nowhere?

    The council was faced with a tough decision this week. What to do about the so-called large intestine at the intersection of Jemez and Diamond roads.

    The lawsuit that the county filed had a very unsatisfactory outcome – with the county winning an empty victory.

    Money that was promised by the state never came and the county got the much more expensive end of the road work.

    And the intersection at Diamond has to be completely rebuilt to be of any use to any one.

    And all of this came to a head before the council this week.

  • CROP walk helps thousands

    Dear Editor,