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Today's Opinions

  • Our View: State should be energy leader

    A recent article by the Associated Press reports that New Mexico’s largest electric utility is being praised by an environmental group for being ahead in the renewable energy game.

    The Legislature last year began requiring that investor-owned utilities, such as Public Service Company of New Mexico, generate 20 percent of its total retail sales to customers from renewable energy resources by 2020. The standard will gradually rise to that level from a current base of 6 percent.

  • Hometown soldier asks for help

    Dear Editor,

    My name is Carleen Mahoney Huff. I grew up in Los Alamos, along with the person I am trying to help out below, Gerald Paul Weeks.

    Jerry was a graduate of LAHS in the year of 1980. He even was a police officer for our home town for awhile. Now, Jerry is serving as a medic over in Afghanistan and is asking for help:

    Hello from Afghanistan. I miss you all very much. I am doing well but wish I was home with you ya‘ll.

  • County offers great incentives

    Dear Editor,

    The recent editorial “Our View: Think Local” correctly advocates focusing on local companies rather than seeking companies that might relocate to Los Alamos.

  • Our View: Help promote Los Alamos

    If there is one thing that Los Alamos is known for, it is innovative science. So it is a natural fit for our community to host a fair devoted to new scientific discoveries and inventions.

    Kudos should go out to Los Alamos MainStreet for putting together the Next Big Idea fair this weekend.

    The first instance of what the organizers hope will become an annual signature attraction is meant to showcase discoveries and inventions.

  • Sierra Club – Going green: Good work for schools

    Summer is for kids outside. The reality, however, is that for most of the year, most kids are inside, and much of that time is spent inside schools. It is within these walls, taught by committed teachers, that the future is formed.

    So what does being in school have to do with the environment?

    Everything.

  • Why such a lack of concern?

    Dear Editor,

    A police officer dumps a paralyzed man from his wheelchair because he could not stand up to be searched. A pedestrian is hit by a car and lies bleeding in the street while people merely glance at him as they hurry past. A woman collapses onto the floor of an emergency room as onlookers ignore her and security personnel look at her and walk away. She is finally kicked by a nurse to check her level of consciousness.

  • A Fourth of July convert

    Dear Editor,

  • Passive 'no' vote doesn't cut it

    Dear Editor,

    Unlike Mr. Chandler, I don’t hold Tom Udall’s passive “no” vote on the Appropriations Committee’s pass on the bill containing LANL budget cuts in high regard. If Udall had been actively working and lobbying his fellow committee members on behalf of the lab, there might have been a different story. Both Pete Domenici and Steve Pearce know the value of being aggressive in one’s home committee when it comes to taking care of constituents. A passive “no” vote after the damage is done just doesn’t cut it.