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Today's Opinions

  • Remembering 9-11

    Thursday was the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

    As we awoke that Tuesday morning, we were ushered into a new world, a world where an almost underground war exploded to the surface.

    The Sept. 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Islamic extremists belonging to the al-Qaeda movement.

    This group had been attacking us – almost unreported really – for years prior to 9-11.

  • Los Alamos leads the pack

    There was an interesting report released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor  Statistics office.

    It listed employment and average salaries for all counties in the state. What was interesting for us is that Los Alamos was far and away the leader in pay.

    Something that is of no surprise to those of us here.

    But what was somewhat interesting was the fact that our workforce is almost equal to our population.

  • From a fleeced taxpayer

    Dear Editor,

    I saw the headlines recently that said, “Federal officials on Sunday unveiled an extraordinary takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, putting the government in charge of the twin mortgage giants and the $5 trillion in home loans they back. The move, which extends as much as $200 billion in Treasury support to the two companies, marks Washington’s most dramatic attempt yet to shore up the nation’s housing market, which is suffering from record foreclosures and falling prices.”

  • Elks were just asked about site

    Dear Editor,

    Over the past couple of weeks there has been a significant amount of press coverage on the Trinity and 15th option for the new Municipal Building. As an officer of the Los Alamos Lodge 2083 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, I wish to state my disappointment with county leadership and their disparaging remarks about our facility. For the past 50 years the Elks have served this community as a nonprofit volunteer organization, proudly upholding the four principles of our Order: charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity.

  • Artwork out of place

    Dear Editor,

    Question: How do you ruin a beautiful quiet little park?

    Answer: Stick an 18-foot, purple and blue phallic piece of “art” in it!

    There is nothing wrong with the piece of art. It is just too overpowering  for this nice little park.

    Maybe the Art in Public Places Board should take another look at the aesthetic effect this thing has on this park.

    R D Little

    Los Alamos

  • We need better bike paths

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you, Mario Schillaci for your well written letter regarding the bicycle-UNfriendly nature of the pedestrian crossing islands included in the “beautification” project on Central Avenue.  

    Once again this scientific community misses an oppportunity to present its potential as progressive and exemplary in much-needed green technologies and city planning. The islands are a disaster waiting to happen, the complete opposite of bike lanes.  

  • Ken Milder has my vote

    Dear Editor,

    The folks I talk to are so proud of Ken Milder and the council for doing the job they were elected to do and making a tough decision about the skate park using their best judgment, given all the facts.

    They didn’t cower and punt to an ill-advised referendum – no – they stood firm and did what is in the best interest of all the citizens of Los Alamos, young and old, powerful and not.

  • Trinity site not good for county

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to see a cooperative market in Los Alamos and I believe that such a business would be successful, but a partnership with the county is not necessary in order to make it happen. As part of their proposal, the cooperative market developers would like us to pay for an underground parking structure at the Trinity and 15th site in addition to the cost of the new municipal building itself.