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Today's Opinions

  • Here we go again!

    Dear Editor,

    We had the civic center and the amphitheater in Overlook Park and the moving of the dump there to the unhappily titled “Convenience Center.”

    Once again, unhappiness comes to the fore in the question of the location of the skate park.

    Disgruntled folk who live nearby, the boards of the Library and Senior Center that will be proximate, and folks already grown cynical about the way the county leadership operates are unhappy once again.

  • Get into the excitement - and vote

    Dear Editor,

    With the excitement of the early Democratic presidential caucus behind New Mexican voters, many may not realize that the June 3 New Mexico primary election is fast approaching. There are still many things to be decided in both parties, including nominees for the Los Alamos County Council, and for the open House seat in the 3rd Congressional District.

  • Wiviott leads in 3rd District campaign spending

    The Associated Press recently released a report on campaign spending in the Third District.

    And the winner was Santa Fe developer Don Wiviott, who spent more than a  half-million dollars in three months on his quest for the 3rd District seat in Congress.

    And, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, he still had more than $400,000 in the bank as of the end of March.

  • Pearce, Wilson united on ... oil

    Tom Udall has to be feeling smug. He is the New Mexico version of John McCain. Tom is enjoying a leisurely and inexpensive stroll toward the Democratic nomination for United States senator.

    You have to believe the New Mexico congressman is taking great delight as he watches his Republican opponents rip one another to shreds. As is true on the national scene with Obama and Clinton, New Mexico’s Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce are digging deep into their pockets trying to make the other look inept.

  • DOE needs to clean up its waste

    Dear Editor,

    DOE needs to remember its requirement to clean up the environment before it creates more waste.

    The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club asks that all work and expenditure toward nuclear pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) be halted until the DOE recommits itself and its funds to the nuclear cleanup of LANL on the schedule to which it had previously agreed.

  • Volunteers needed to support runners

    Dear Editor,

  • Our View: A job for the brave

    How many of you have taken part in the county’s budget hearings?

    Not many, judging by the crowds. And to be honest, other than our reporter covering the event, not many at the paper have either.

    It is hard to sit through these long sessions, filled with numbers, projections and suppositions.

    But it has to be done and it is one of the many reasons that those who are willing to serve us deserve some credit.

  • Los Alamos can foster peace

    Dear Editor,

    It is our national policy, “peace through strength.” We threaten the countries of the world with our nuclear bombs. 9/11 was a response to our bellicose threats. When the playing field is not level people wrap themselves in high explosives and airplanes.