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Letter To The Editor: Still Saying No To Rec Bond

on May 15, 2017 - 11:47am
By TOM HARRIS
Los Alamos
 
Many have weighed in with their opinions on the Recreation Bond Proposal since I published my last letter April 21. 
 
Until recently, most LA Daily Post letters on this topic have been authored by those strongly favoring the proposal. Only recently have we started to see contributions from those of us that oppose the bond proposal.
 
As alluded to in my earlier letter, it appears that those backing the recreational pool proposal which was soundly defeated several years ago have adopted a new strategy to achieve their goals.  
 
Specifically, a

Letter To The Editor: I Am Not Dead ... Who To Call?

on May 15, 2017 - 7:58am
By JIM GRIFFIN
Los Alamos
 
Around the first of the year those of us retired from LANL for some time received a communication asking us to prove we were alive. I filled out the paperwork, had it notorized at LANB and mailed it to the required address. I checked one of my bank statements and I received my pension and thought no more of it.
 
Today I checked my latest bank statement and no pension deposit. I presume I am dead.
 
If anyone can supply me with a phone number, address or information about whomever wanted us to prove we were part of the undead I would be very grateful.

McDonald: What A Great Town!

on May 14, 2017 - 6:41pm
Jaret and Jen McDonald give Los Alamos an enthusiastic thumbs up. Courtesy photo
 
By JARET MCDONALD
Los Alamos

Maybe we could all take a step back ... Los Alamos is amazing ... just look what happened today ... regardless of your opinion of the Rec Bond.

This is just the best place! My wife Jen and I love Los Alamos! We love our firefighters and police department!

That is all. Carry on!

Letter To The Editor: Still On Fence About Rec Bond

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
By ANNE MARIE PEETERS WEEM
Los Alamos
 
First of all, I love the idea of improving and adding to the recreation facilities in Los Alamos and have no problem paying more taxes to facilitate this.
 
The problem is with the allocation of funds: Only a little more that five percent ($1.8 million vs $31.6 million) is allocated to for White Rock, even though we have approximately one-third of Los Alamos County's population. I know this issue was brought up in the community forums. When expressing my concerns, several reasons were given to justify the funding discrepancy.
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Fr. Glenn: Happy Mothers’ Day

on May 14, 2017 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well, a very happy and blessed Mothers’ Day to all of you mothers out there! Many thanks, dearest ladies, for the love and dedication you give to your children, and for the infinite sacrifices you make for their welfare and rearing. We Judeo-Christians always hold high in our memories that fourth Commandment: “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12), and as St.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Stronger Than Steel

on May 14, 2017 - 5:39am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
Los Alamos

 Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. (NIV Proverbs 31:29)

Too often, it seems, we only really grasp a blessing long after the fact. I know that in my own life, I have taken many of them for granted. Some of the most important blessings in my life came in the form of mothers who carried loads that I was far too weak or ill equipped to carry.

Let me first say that women are certainly not weaker than men. I have heard that, pound for pound, silk is stronger than steel.

Letter To The Editor: To Bond Or Not To Bond, That Is The Question

on May 13, 2017 - 3:24pm
By KHAL SPENCER
Los Alamos
 
Ralph Chapman’s letter in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) has been the latest in a long list of well written and thoughtful letters, both pro and con, regarding the Recreation Bond vote. If nothing else, we have once again proven that Los Alamos residents are thoughtful and engaged in our civic governance. I would expect a high “voter turnout”.
 
I would also offer to compare the discussion up here on The Hill regarding this bond question, which has been driven by engaged residents using their own thoughts, vs.

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