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Today's Opinions

  • There'll never be another ewe

    Dear Editor,

    I was reading an article about strange laws, some of them truly bizarre, such as the one in Montana that prohibits having an unchaperoned sheep in the cab of your truck. Oddly enough, they don’t have any laws against unchaperoned goats. In Eureka Nev., it’s illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman.  It is however (I assume) perfectly legal for a woman with a moustache to kiss a man.

  • A busy week

    Several things struck us this week. Let’s run them down.

    No prosecution

    The decision by the District Attorney’s Office to decline to prosecute a man charged with eight felony sex crimes involving a female child younger than 13 is just stunning.

    We have had complaints about our D.A. for some time and he surely has not been in the forefront of prosecuting crimes in Los Alamos.

  • Celebrate Constitution Day

    One of our least known – and perhaps most important – holidays came and went with probably most of us not even recognizing it.

    Wednesday was Constitution Day, a celebration of the date of Sept. 17, 1787, when the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 enlightened men who changed the course of history.

    Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation.

  • Our senators are right on this one

    New Mexico’s two U.S. senators reiterated their desire to have Congress authorize settlements for two decades-long Indian water rights cases here, despite opposition from the Bush administration.

    A Senate committee heard testimony this week on the Aamodt and Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008, legislation introduced by Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.

  • Learn and go vote!

    Dear Editor,

    Truth is the first casualty of war and political campaigns. Unlike consumer product advertisements, there are no laws protecting voters from false advertising in political ads.

    A politician can flat-out lie and the media are required by law to broadcast or publish it. We can no longer rely on the media to check and hold politicians accountable for their claims.

    Much of the media have their own interests and the voters and the truth are not always a priority.  

  • We should support the Elks

    Dear Editor,

    In response to Mr.Hollis’ letter, I am appalled at the fact that our county leadership would even think to try to get the Elk’s Lodge to try to sell its building or even do infra-structure to meet the county needs.

    I am not a member of the Elks, but I have had the utmost beneficial honor to attend many of their fundraising events from its Halloween dance, comedy night, golf tournament, and many other events these people organize to raise funds of those in need.

  • Thanks for helping youth

    Dear Editor,

    This summer I was asked to organize this year’s United Way Youth Team.  We have an excellent corps of energetic, imaginative and hard-working students. Our first event, “Dinner Over Diamond,” was a resounding success! We were sold out and apologize to any folks who were turned away.

  • Council listens to all residents

    Dear Editor,

    Mr. Nunz, perhaps the council is listening but instead of listening to a select group as it has for years it’s starting to realize that there are many different people in Los Alamos and they haven’t been properly represented because council has spent too many years giving in to the loudest group of people in order to give them their way.