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Letter To The Editor: Thoughts On Various Subjects...

on June 7, 2017 - 2:35pm
Los Alamos
Greg White is my real name Mr. Chapman. You can often see me at council meetings speaking my mind even though I see them all put earplugs in as I approach the mic.
Here, here Mr. Horne. Not only did we vote to keep the Sheriff but the 1959, 1963 and 1966 tries to pass a Charter with no Sheriff all failed because the people want a functional Sheriff not a figurehead. The only way the first charter 1968 passed was putting back in the elected Sheriff and the several attempts in between to remove the position of Sheriff have all failed also.

Exploring The White Place Near Abiquiu

on June 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
Scene from the White Place near Abiquiu. Photo by George Morse/
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
All throughout Northern New Mexico are hidden natural wonders that will reward someone willing to seek them out and expend a little shoe leather.
In the beautiful landscape surrounding the small village of Abiquiu lie many of these little pockets of unique formations sculpted over the eons by the relentless effects of wind and water.
Abiquiu is known around the world as the home of the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 7

on June 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Cliburn finalists, standing, from left, Americans Daniel Hsu and Kenneth Broberg, South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, Russian Yuri Favorin, and seated: Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and Georgy Tchaidze of Russia. Courtesy Photo 


Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
It was a long and busy last day in the Cliburn Competition semi-final round.

Kenneth Broberg of the U.S. shot up in my estimation after a magisterial performance of the Liszt B-minor sonata.  Italian Leonardo Pierdomenico sank just a little after a nice but not stellar recital.

Amateur Naturalist: Springs And Crusty Lichen

on June 7, 2017 - 7:34am
Iron bacteria growing in a small drainage pool. Photo by Robert Dryja
By Robert Dryja
Los Alamos
The natural and urban worlds exist in close proximity to one another in Los Alamos. Finger-shaped mesa tops are separated by canyons. Urban Los Alamos is built on the mesa tops. The canyons in contrast are filled largely with forest toward their mountain origins. The canyons would be considered to be large parks or preserves in other parts of the country.

Letter To The Editor: A Responsibility And Opportunity For Los Alamos

on June 7, 2017 - 7:11am
Los Alamos
With the recent withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change, cities and towns around the country are developing independent plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. As our community's very existence is predicated on science, we should be among them. A very simple and effective way that we can reduce our carbon footprint would be to use a portion of the now available CIP funds to install solar panels on our larger county facilities.
The Municipal Building, White Rock library, Pajarito Cliffs site, even the Nature Center are situated so that they

Letter To The Editor: To Los Alamos County Council

on June 6, 2017 - 7:26pm
Los Alamos

Open Letter to the Los Alamos County Council:

I am asking the County Council to please consider using Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funds to construct a multigenerational pool.

Although the bond did not pass, nearly half the voters supported the Council’s proposal to provide healthy recreational alternatives. Even those who opposed the bond were not necessarily opposing the rec facilities. Their main concern was not to have their property taxes increased.

One of the most vocal opponents of the bond actually signed the petition two years ago supporting the

Letter To The Editor: Anonymous Posting & Basic Rules

on June 6, 2017 - 5:28pm
Los Alamos

Ralph Chapman makes many compelling statements in his letter “A Start To Some Basic Rules For Our Discussions Here At The Los Alamos Daily Post”.

Eschewing anonymity is a good idea in general but there are some caveats. Economic retaliation is one of them and thus trust needs to exist within the community when we disagree.

This is a small town and two of the major paycheck-writers are the National Lab and the County Government. I could understand if someone working for the county might worry about workplace retaliation for a letter critical of the county government.