Today's Opinions

  • CYFD to be at health fair

    Dear Editor,

    I enjoyed Roger Snodgrass’ article in Tuesday’s Monitor titled “ Sebastien and Carlos Clicked.”

    Readers may wish to know that CYFD will have a booth at the Los Alamos Heart Council’s Health Fair this Saturday at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gym from 8 a.m. -noon.

    Anyone wishing more information about fostering a child and the adoption process should talk to the CYFD representative at the Health Fair.

    President, Los Alamos Heart Council

  • What is important?

    Dear Editor,

    The electric power was out for hours on Barranca Mesa and North Mesa on Sunday. It has become a chronic problem in Los Alamos. The power goes off not just when high winds are blowing down trees, but even when there is no breeze.

    The countries of Central America are well known for having frequent power failures. Los Alamos, the Atomic City, is trying to emulate them.

  • Go out and vote!

    Dear Editor,

    The financial crisis on Wall St. affecting the economies of the U.S. and the world, consideration of a $700 billion dollar bailout ee with the general election just a few weeks away, voters have a narrow opportunity to register and vote for the candidates you consider will be the most capable of governing this country to satisfy recovery.

    VOTE. The 2008 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    DO YOU KNOW? On average less than half of the voting age population actually turns out at the polls to vote on Election Day.

  • Schools can learn from each other

    Dear Editor,

    In another amazing display of audacious opportunism, President Bush has discovered a way to pour another trillion dollars into the pockets of his corporate friends.

    In his first term Bush was able to turn the tragedy of 9/11 into a bonanza for his friends by initiating the war in Iraq. He panicked the Congress into authorizing the war, abandoning its constitutional prerogatives, and granting him unprecedented executive powers.

  • Be sure to vote

    Dear Editor,

    The U.S. presidential election is just over a month away. This election is particularly important. While canvassing during the last several weeks, I had many thought-provoking conversations about politics. I was saddened to hear some folks say that they did not plan to vote and weren’t sure if they were even registered. It seems clear that the month of October promises to be volatile for our nation because of Wall Street, housing prices, energy, etc. Perhaps some previously indifferent citizens might wish they could vote when Nov. 4 rolls around.

  • Internet can lead to incorrect data

    Dear Editor,

  • Election recommendations

    County council

    This is an important election year in Los Alamos. There are many important projects ahead of us and who we elect to the county council will help shape the future of our county for many years to come.

    There are five candidates seeking three seats on the council in open voting: Manual Baca, Vincent Chiravalle, Ken Milder, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer are all seeking the seats now held by Jim Hall (who chose not to run), Fran Berting (term limited) and the incumbent Milder, seeking a second term.

  • Tax time is now a fluid deadline

    Was a bit troubled by the news out of the governor’s office, but you be the judge.

    See, he has hired more than 100 tax preparers who will be mobilized throughout the state this Wednesday to help New Mexicans file their 2007 state income tax return so they can get the recently passed fuel tax rebate.

    Gov. Richardson declared Oct. 8 New Mexico Tax Rebate Day as part of what he calls “an unprecedented outreach effort to ensure eligible New Mexicans receive their state tax rebate.”