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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Voters should have final say

    Dear Editor,

    The fundamental underpinnings of our democracy is the right to vote for the candidates of our choice.  When someone whom we have elected cannot continue in the elected position, it becomes the responsibility of an elected official or officials to appoint a replacement. 

    This procedure is normally defined in a document such as the federal or state constitution or a city or county charter.  

    In Los Alamos County the charter simply says the council should choose someone to fill the position.

  • Getting back to spirit of Christmas

    Maybe there’s snow falling on Christmas Day. Maybe acid rain, or regular rain. Maybe nothing.

    Perhaps in your family, you decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving, or you wait until Christmas Eve, or you drag a still-tinseled artificial tree down from the attic some day, in between a Broncos game.

    Or maybe you even call it something else. Or celebrate just a bit differently.

  • Report finds New Mexico’s improved

      Two petitions have been presented to council regarding the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and two petitions have failed to have an impact on councilors’ decisions to push through with the project.

      On  Tuesday night, Council approved GMP #2 in the amount of $15,011,650, as well as the 100 percent drawings on the project.