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Today's Opinions

  • Lots of good news about our local youth, community

    You hear lots of good things about our school district, and much of what you hear is justified.

    Our students are top-notch and go on to prestigious universities and careers. And you don’t have to look far for validation of that point.

    The medical school at the University of New Mexico has about 300 students from all over the world. Did you know that almost 5 percent of that student body is comprised of Los Alamos students? And they do very well.

    David Bear, associate dean of admissions for the medical school, had nothing but praise for our youth.

  • Taking a hit

    Part of the discussion that is not going on in this nation is the fact that people with retirement plans, with 401k accounts, have lost more than $2 trillion in a few days.

    But that’s OK, Congress has saved corporate executives so they can go on $400,000 weekend retreats.

    All that they are asking us to do is pay the bill for them - and lose our retirements. Good deal.

  • Schools can learn from each other

    Dear Editor,

    As a 7th grader who has been homeschooled for three years and public schooled for four years, I feel I know the strengths and weaknesses of both. They can learn from learn from each other.

    How so? You can’t look at the homeschool as and not see the strength that comes from flexibility. You can’t look at the public school and not see the strength that comes from diversity.

  • Kudos to street staff

    Dear Editor,

    I believe I am one of many who holds great admiration and respect for those who are working to improve Diamond Drive. These professionals are working on an extremely limited space and a most heavy traffic area.

    Despite many obstacles, great progress is visible daily. The crews remain, despite rain and sun, polite, helpful, courteous and efficient.

    “Kudos” to each of one of them from this citizen!

    Los Alamos

  • Obama, coming economic disaster

    Dear Editor,

    I know I am probably wasting my time writing this note because America has fallen into a stupor that would have made Rasputin proud, but here goes anyway. You think the economy is bad now, just wait and see what awaits you. Here’s the bleak economic picture you can expect under Comrade Chairman Obama.

    • The Bush tax cuts will be allowed to end in 2010 resulting in a tax increase for most Americans, certainly most here in L.A. County.

  • There must be consequences

    Dear Editor,

    Unless the “fat cats” suffer from their failings, they will continue to live their selfish and destructive lives. No bailout for Wall Street, but give lots of help to Main Street, even if it means borrowing for the taxpayer.

    Jemez Springs

  • CYFD to be at health fair

    Dear Editor,

    I enjoyed Roger Snodgrass’ article in Tuesday’s Monitor titled “ Sebastien and Carlos Clicked.”

    Readers may wish to know that CYFD will have a booth at the Los Alamos Heart Council’s Health Fair this Saturday at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gym from 8 a.m. -noon.

    Anyone wishing more information about fostering a child and the adoption process should talk to the CYFD representative at the Health Fair.

    President, Los Alamos Heart Council

  • What is important?

    Dear Editor,

    The electric power was out for hours on Barranca Mesa and North Mesa on Sunday. It has become a chronic problem in Los Alamos. The power goes off not just when high winds are blowing down trees, but even when there is no breeze.

    The countries of Central America are well known for having frequent power failures. Los Alamos, the Atomic City, is trying to emulate them.