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Today's Opinions

  • To-do list for Los Alamos

    Dear Editor,

    Capital Expenditures:

        1)  Reconstruct/restore the Municipal Building.

        2)  Downsize and re-design the JPJ as an adjunct to a restored Municipal Building.

        3)  Restore our reservoirs.

     Airport Basin is one of those monster projects you do when you don’t need to be doing anything else.  So, for quite a while, other projects will have to wait. When at least two of the three listed above are done and paid for, then we can add a new project to the list.

  • Help save children

    Dear Editor,

    According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, there are 17 children killed in the state of New Mexico everyday! By way of comparison, only two convicts have been executed in the state of New Mexico in the last 40 years!

  • Vote for the future

    Dear Editor,

    I can’t believe that people who have been educated in some of the finest schools in our country are arguing about whether to support a school bond in Los Alamos – home to one of the finest national labs around!

    Of course we should support the school bond. And I say this as an absentee landlord who would pay higher taxes without reaping the direct benefits of this bond issue.

  • Council has a tough choice

    In fulfilling its legal role in filling the vacant county council seat left by the resignation of Jim West, the council has a tough task before it.

    With applications from 11 local residents, many of whom have considerable community experience and knowledge, their task is not an easy one.

    The vacant seat has been the subject of discussion and dissension for a couple of months now. And in all honesty, it will be a surprise if that debate ends Tuesday.

  • Superintendent responds

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in response to the questions that were posed by Don Willerton in the Jan. 8th edition of the Monitor.

    • The Board did not “write off six million dollars in missing money.”  The audit for SY 06-07 indicated that a system was not in place to track and inventory our fixed assets which were valued at approximately $6 million. However, a system is now in place and our audit for SY 07-08 reflects the inventory tracking our fixed assets.  None of these assets were missing.

  • FRIED LIGHT: A failed state in the making

  • ‘An Impending Catastrophe!’

    Dear Editor,

    Those are the words of Dr. Carl Djerassi, the co-creator of the contraceptive pill. He goes on to say that modern families are “wanting to enjoy their shnitzels while leaving the rest of the world to get on with it.” Now, I’m not certain what a “shnitzel” is, but the comment certainly does not sound like a compliment.

    Many studies collaborate the following facts in countries which contracept:

    • population decline,

    • intelligence immigration,

    • increase in cervical cancer, and

  • Problems with bond issue

    Dear Editor,

    Here’s how to make sure I vote against the school bond.

    DO preach doom and gloom if one does not vote for the bond.

    DO tell me the quality of the education that our kids get will deteriorate because they are not being taught in a new classroom.

    DO put the importance of a classroom above the importance of a teacher.