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Today's Opinions

  • Guilty until show innocence

    It was with very mixed emotions that we watched the Bill Richardson saga unfold last weekend.

    There were some real positives to his leaving now and his decision to quit the process to join the Obama administration means he will stay here a bit longer.

    But what bothers us the most is his statement that while he is innocent, he is quitting anyway.

    That is not the way it should be.

    If you are innocent of something, that false accusation should not cause you to surrender. We remember the day when you were innocent until someone proved you were guilty.

  • Come to school, bond forum

    Dear Editor,

    When you’ve dug out of the latest snowstorm, mark this Thursday at 7 p.m. on your calendar to start the new year right.

    Two important community institutions are having elections:  first the School Bond election, followed closely by the School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board election.

    Thursday evening at the UNM-LA Lecture Hall (in Building 1 on the left at the top of the steps) is your chance to hear a discussion of the pros and cons of the bond issue and to meet the candidates.

  • There is no hurry for bond

    Dear Editor,

    I think we should wait on the school bond for a bit.  Not like the high school or Aspen are going to cave in this year.

  • Support our children

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in support of the upcoming school bond.  I taught in the Los Alamos Schools for 20 years and am now a Realtor.  As a Realtor I often meet new people in town who are interested in knowing about the quality of our schools and I am always proud to discuss how good they are. 

  • Importance of outdoor education, leadership

    Imagine you’ve grown up in a city. Your haunts are public transportation and the shopping centers; you’ve never spent a night outside in your life.

    Now imagine you travel hundreds of miles, all by yourself, to explore the “wild:” you enroll in a wilderness canoe trip in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. You join eight strangers and set of for a week paddling across the border lakes, bringing with you only what you can carry, sleeping in tents, going to the bathroom in the woods, cooking over a fire.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Looking at Chu

  • Lawmakers look for ways to fix budget

    According to the Associated Press, state lawmakers looking to patch the huge hole in this year’s budget have a pot of money in front of them, but dipping into it may not be as easy as it sounds.

    Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are approved by the Legislature and the governor for capital improvements around New Mexico.

    These run from vans and buses to baseball fields to highway interchanges to entire buildings on college campuses.

    And it can take years for the money to be spent.

  • 2009

    We enter 2009 with a lot of questions. From the situation nationally with a new president to local issues of jobs and development, many folks are wondering just how well off we are.

    As we entered 2008 there were some serious matters facing us – some of which has been resolved. But some were not and many new ones surfaced.

    The situation at Los Alamos National Laboratory is far from settled. There are still talks of cutbacks, questions of funding – especially given the unsettled national situation and economic problems.