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Today's Opinions

  • Off and On: Higher gas prices could mean more taxes

    State lawmakers are being warned that rising gasoline prices could aggravate financial problems confronting the state Department of Transportation and New Mexico’s highway system.

    The agency expects that as motorists cut back on their travel because of high gasoline prices, less money will flow to the state from New Mexico’s fuels taxes. Less fuel sold means less revenue to the state, based on per-gallon sold.

    And that is already happening.

  • White Rock deserves fair share

    Dear Editor,

  • County doesn't listen to citizens

    Dear Editor,

    Los Alamos and White Rock were busy towns when I first arrived in 1968. However, since my 1986 LAHS graduation, I’ve witnessed a steady loss of retail, and a deterioration of infrastructure and public buildings.

  • Provide food for local families

    Dear Editor,

    LA Cares is a nonprofit organization serving only Los Alamos County. Our primary purpose is to provide boxes of food to any resident or family who is in need. In the last two years, the number of boxes we are preparing monthly has increased substantially, hence the purpose of this letter.

  • Everyone deserves stage time

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to state that we do have a lot of terrific and talented teens in Los Alamos! It is a shame that Ms. Saunders did not think to make sure that all of our very enthusiastic students who tried out for “Little Shop of Horrors” were allowed to take part somewhere in the production.

  • Put away your sword, McCain

    Dear Editor,

    Those who say McCain didn’t really mean it when he said “I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years,” should examine the record again. He has said repeatedly that American troops should be in Iraq for decades to come.

  • Charting UNM-LA's vision for the future

    On April 25, Cedric Page, executive director of UNM - Los Alamos, convened the institution’s first Higher Education Summit.

    A special group of community leaders joined forces with the key UNM-LA staff to examine where UNM Los Alamos is going, how it will get there and what will it look like in the future.

  • Read, read, read!

    Dear Editor,

    Seventy-five years ago – May 10, 1933 – the Nazis staged what is probably the most infamous of all book burnings.

    The burnings were a very public, very threatening public relations stunt organized by two Nazi student associations anxious to prove their allegiance to the government. The Nazi Purification Committee deemed more than 2,500 authors fuel for the fires, and thousands of books banned by the Nazi regime were tossed into the pyres.

    Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels gave official approval to the event.