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Opinion

  • While we are glad to see that there is some talk of getting the reservoir in Los Alamos Canyon repaired and working again, we wish the county would do more.

  • Major political parties send out questionnaires to get a handle on how their members feel about certain issues.They are rigged, of course, the questions phrased in such a way as to invite only one response.Here’s an actual question from a list recently sent to Republican Party members:• Do you support the election of Republican candidates across the country and the rebuilding of our majorities over the next 10 years?Yes. No. Undecided.(Shoot no.

  • Los Alamos Medical Center joined with hospitals and other healthcare organizations throughout the country in marking National Patient Safety Awareness Week recently.

  • While some say the governor’s actions regarding the statewide capital financing package were not politically motivated, it is really hard not to see that in his veto.

  • While some say the governor’s actions regarding the statewide capital financing package were not politically motivated, it is really hard not to see that in his veto.

  • Yes, dear friend, Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday.

  • Some common sense welcomeThe news that Gov.

  • The news coming out of Atomic City Transit has been pretty good.Since the county took over the bus service in October, picking up and dropping off passengers throughout the county, ridership has shown a huge increase.The county service, initiated Oct. 1, reportedly had a stable ridership at about 7,000 passenger trips per month. But in January, passenger trips climbed to 11,910, with passenger trip totals for White Rock more than doubling.This is good news.

  • Reports from the end of the recent legislative session suggest that there was a drop in lobbyist spending. But was there?

    This report for the session this year is after the state enacted a limit on the value of gifts given to elected and appointed state officials, legislators and state employees during last year’s session.

  • There was a report in the AP that former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron reportedly spent $6.4 million in federal money on a voter education ad campaign during the 2004 and 2006 election cycles.

  • Legislature battles Richardson As the legislative session ended Thursday, one could only wonder at the turn of events. What would have been unthinkable two years ago – and barely hinted at last year – occurred.The Legislature stood up to the governor. How the mighty has fallen.Once a political juggernaut, the governor could not even pull together a consensus within his own party to push through his legislative agenda.

  • We find it hard not to laugh at Santa Fe’s vote opposing plutonium pit production at Los Alamos.

    Even without the great animosity felt by this community for ours, this vote would be laughable.We would urge the city council to focus on Santa Fe and fix their poor roads, and do something about their rampant crime, poverty and other problems. Santa Fe should leave national security matters – of which they truly know nothing – to the people who do.And they should focus their energies on helping the residents of that city.

  • Well, our government once again did something we simply cannot understand.

    Saying they want to fight a possible recession, they passed an emergency plan that will “rush” rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers, as well as $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people.

    Of course, these checks will not come until May or June and cost the government – er, us – some $168 billion. Money that will have to come from somewhere – like more taxes later.

  • As Democrats prepared to examine about 17,000 provisional ballots that would determine a winner in New Mexico’s presidential caucus, many were very critical of Democratic Party officials for how they managed the election.

  • History is a precious and perhaps debatable thing. One man’s piece of art is another man’s junk.That’s how it goes.But in general terms, we think that most people would agree that items of historical significance should be protected and honored.

  • The New Mexico House has passed a bill establishing forms of domestic partnerships in the state, allowing non-traditional couples to have the same rights and benefits as married couples.We think this is a matter whose time has come.

  • It is hard to understand just how much Los Alamos is disliked in the state. But it seems to almost border on insanity.

  • Los Alamos County is making great, big, verdant strides toward collecting and safely disposing of household wastes. We hope these steps stand as a sign of more conservation and recycling efforts to come – both from the county and its residents.The county’s Solid Waste Division is well on its way toward building collection stations for motor oil, antifreeze, paints, fluorescent tubes and other difficult-to-dispose-of household items.

  • A couple of weeks ago, Rep. Steve Pearce came to Los Alamos to talk to local residents and address LANL employees.This week, Rep. Tom Udall was here to do the same.