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Today's Opinions

  • Fermi postage stamp has an error

    Fermi postage stamp has an error

    Dear Editor,

    In the April 4 Monitor story about the visit of Enrico Fermi’s granddaughter to Los Alamos, a photo of Fermi in front of a blackboard was included with no caption.

  • Blame it on unintended consequences

    Why do economic downturns catch experts unawares? Even more intriguingly, why do they defy analysis after they’ve happened?

    Neither economists nor financiers can agree on why the world’s economies are in free-fall today. More than 70 years later, there’s still no agreement on what caused the Great Depression. Not even in hindsight does consensus emerge.

  • Lincoln County to host big fandango

    SANTA FE – What is the most interesting county in New Mexico? Is it Rio Arriba, with its political intrigue and 400-year-old cultural traditions?  

    Is it Doña Ana, with its southern Rio Grande Culture? Is it Grant County with its mining history, Black Range Tales and the most colorful Madame in the West? Is it bustling Albuquerque or historic Santa Fe?

    It would be possible to name every county in some category but I seem to find myself writing about more unusual happenings in Lincoln County than any place in our state.

  • Piecing together ancient and fragile clues

  • Telescope was vital to propel science

    2009 has been named the International Year of Astronomy to celebrate 400 years of the telescope.

    The telescope was invented in Holland in 1608. On July 26, 1609, the Englishman Thomas Harriot looked at the moon through a 6-power telescope and drew what he saw. It was the first map from a telescopic image.

    Just a month later, Galileo presented a homemade 8-power telescope to the Venetian Senate. That fall he turned a 20-power telescope to the heavens.

  • VCNP vistas have been taken

    VCNP vistas have been taken

    Dear Editor,

  • Mountain should keep Katko

    Dear Editor,

     I am greatly concerned about Principal Mike Katko’s possible termination as principal of Mountain Elementary School. I first heard about this and thought, “I don’t know the details. I should stay out of it.” Upon reflection, however, I realized I care too much about whether this man is a part of my child’s education to remain silent.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Valles Caldera needs better supervision