Letters to the Editor 12-16-16

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I plan to run for LA Public School Board

I plan to run for the Los Alamos Public School Board in District 2 in the upcoming election. Our district has been served well by Matt Williams for the past four years.
Upon hearing about his choice to not seek reelection, I have decided to run for the position. The LAPS Board has a substantial responsibility to our community.  Our schools and the educational opportunities available in Los Alamos are a strong attractor for new Laboratory employees, retirees, and others who come to Los Alamos.  We value education in Los Alamos and we want to continue strengthening our educational resources. I can carry on the representation of District 2; all three of my daughters attended Chamisa and I’ve lived in the district for 24 years. As a member of the UNM-LA Advisory Board and husband of a LAPS chemistry teacher, I also bring a background and knowledge of issues facing our older students. I hope you will give me this opportunity to serve Los Alamos in this new and exciting manner.
Steve Boerigter
Los Alamos

Thank you to community, many others for help with fundraiser

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my new community for assisting with my fundraiser this past weekend at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
I would like to thank my teacher Annette Sehorn, the Los Alamos Culinary teacher, Mrs. Jones and the many friends and fellow DECA members that assisted with the success of the project.
Ruby Selvage is a dear friend and gracious host to help me in so many ways. She was one of more than 15 students, rolling gingerbread dough and creating houses and kits to sell for the Shelterbox program.
Thanks to the Selvage family, the Metcalf family, the Loy family, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) for helping me to reach my goal.
Thanks to Rotary Club member, Mr. Skip King for selling his cork boards and ornaments to benefit this project success.
The event was a success in that we sold all of the items. We still have funds to raise to reach our $1,000 goal. Donations can be made until the end of the month by sending them to 77 Isleta Drive White Rock, NM 87547. Checks may be made to the Los Alamos Rotary or Shelterbox. Those checks made to Shelterbox will receive a letter from the program.
Thank you so much for a warm welcome.
Ida Mattila
Los Alamos High School & Finland