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Today's Opinions

  • Our View: Don’t have to look far for great service

    First, Hill Restaurant was honored by the state’s restaurant association. That recognition is well deserved and appreciated by anyone who goes there to eat.

    The service is always pleasant and prompt.

    Now, the Hilltop House’s staff was recognized by the Best Western Corp. for having an employee who goes above and beyond.

    Again, anyone who has stopped by has always been greeted warmly – both in the hotel and the restaurant.

    These are just two examples of the outstanding businesses we have here.

  • Fried Light: From Hollywood to Tamalewood

    All that glitters is not stardust.

    New Mexico has been offering lavish lubricants to the film industry for several years now in the form of loans and tax credits.

    Nothing creates the illusion of success quite like subsidies. And no place in the country has a better record for booms that bust than the western United States.

    Think gold. Think oil. Think celluloid.

    For a while, everybody wants the glamour. Everybody imagines the bucks. Everybody wants to get in on the act.

    But guess what? Subsidies are one hard act to sustain and a harder act to follow.

  • Thrift shop extremely supportive

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you for the coverage of the grant money that Casa Mesita Group Home is receiving from Value Options to assist us in our efforts in re-opening the Group Home. We look forward to opening the doors again for young women in need as soon as possible. This grant will be key to that effort.

  • Bias against teens exposed

    Dear Editor,

    With the following statements, Buchen has proven that there is a bias and prejudice against teens and especially those at risk: He said it is better to reward irresponsible behavior than to correct it, that $500,000 can be better spent for a few of our youth than for many other good kids who do not skateboard, that to some of our youth that “WORK” is a dirty four letter word and that the library building is for desecration and not for education.

    Buchen is labeling skaters as bad kids.

  • Impressed with Bruce Throne

    Dear Editor,

    We urge all Los Alamos County Democrats to vote in this primary election. Several important races will be decided in the primary because no Republican opponent is challenging the Democrats. On several occasions, we have met the candidates for the Public Regulatory Commission and we are very impressed with Bruce Throne.

  • Support Wilson for Senate

    Dear Editor,

    First, Heather Wilson is always very receptive to the Los Alamos County Council and staff visits to Washington, making time for us even while she is being called to the House floor for a vote. Though we are not in her district, she is always interested in, very knowledgeable about and supportive of our issues and the issues of northern New Mexico, particularly the laboratory. Second, as one of our Los Alamos businessmen stated in a recent meeting, when her name comes up, integrity is his first thought.

  • Medical Minute: The finest auxiliary anywhere

    This week, the Hospital Auxiliary of Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated its annual awards recognition and installation of new officers. While we all know that volunteers are the backbone of America, coming out in great numbers to help with such disasters as the Cerro Grande Fire or Hurricane Katrina, few probably understand the day-to-day, year-to-year dedication of an organization like LAMC’s – the finest auxiliary anywhere.

  • We must keep our swords bright

    Dear Editor,

    Well, as Sheik Ilderim said in the movie Ben Hur: “Balthasar is a good man. But until all men are like him, we must keep our swords bright and our intentions true!” This is all I could think of when I read Mr. Vixie’s impassioned advocacy of non-violence and his criticism of John McCain. And what to speak of swords? The last time I checked most of this town works for Los Alamos National Laboratory – you know, that weapons lab!