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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for helping youth

    Dear Editor,

    This summer I was asked to organize this year’s United Way Youth Team.  We have an excellent corps of energetic, imaginative and hard-working students. Our first event, “Dinner Over Diamond,” was a resounding success! We were sold out and apologize to any folks who were turned away.

  • Council listens to all residents

    Dear Editor,

    Mr. Nunz, perhaps the council is listening but instead of listening to a select group as it has for years it’s starting to realize that there are many different people in Los Alamos and they haven’t been properly represented because council has spent too many years giving in to the loudest group of people in order to give them their way.

  • We are more bike friendly

    Dear Editor,

  • Tight times ahead

    While fuel prices are slipping down, $3.60 a gallon for gasoline is still a stiff burden. And it will only go back up.

    Also, if there is a cold winter – and it looks like there will be – heating one’s home will not be cheap this year as natural gas prices are sure to rise.

    And it will get only tougher as the county approved increases in electric and water rates.

    We have to understand that government is like any business, it too has costs and expenses that it has to meet. And it can only lose money for so long before something gives.

  • Remembering 9-11

    Thursday was the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

    As we awoke that Tuesday morning, we were ushered into a new world, a world where an almost underground war exploded to the surface.

    The Sept. 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Islamic extremists belonging to the al-Qaeda movement.

    This group had been attacking us – almost unreported really – for years prior to 9-11.

  • Los Alamos leads the pack

    There was an interesting report released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor  Statistics office.

    It listed employment and average salaries for all counties in the state. What was interesting for us is that Los Alamos was far and away the leader in pay.

    Something that is of no surprise to those of us here.

    But what was somewhat interesting was the fact that our workforce is almost equal to our population.

  • From a fleeced taxpayer

    Dear Editor,

    I saw the headlines recently that said, “Federal officials on Sunday unveiled an extraordinary takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, putting the government in charge of the twin mortgage giants and the $5 trillion in home loans they back. The move, which extends as much as $200 billion in Treasury support to the two companies, marks Washington’s most dramatic attempt yet to shore up the nation’s housing market, which is suffering from record foreclosures and falling prices.”

  • Elks were just asked about site

    Dear Editor,

    Over the past couple of weeks there has been a significant amount of press coverage on the Trinity and 15th option for the new Municipal Building. As an officer of the Los Alamos Lodge 2083 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, I wish to state my disappointment with county leadership and their disparaging remarks about our facility. For the past 50 years the Elks have served this community as a nonprofit volunteer organization, proudly upholding the four principles of our Order: charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity.