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Letter To The Editor: Fact vs ‘Fact’ About Wendy’s

on May 21, 2019 - 5:30pm
By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos
 
I am always amazed that people in the most educated 144 sq miles of the planet never seem to do any research before writing letters to the editor and worse often style them as if what their writing is fact vs their own opinion ("fact"). Today's topic is the recent letters regarding the proposed Wendy's.
 
All the letter writers assume that the Planning and Zoning Commission or the County Council have the ability to deny the developer approval for a Wendy's ("fact"). The actual fact of the matter is they do not.
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Fr. Glenn: Being A Candle In Darkness

on May 19, 2019 - 6:48am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Begging your attention a moment: consider the division sign: ÷

It could rather symbolize two persons divided by a fence, couldn’t it? Perhaps that was the intent of its original design of its symbolism of division. But, the sadness is … though both dots/persons are identical, one is lower than the other … that barrier of division between them preventing communication or, perhaps, even unification.

Not so unlike us humans, wouldn’t you say?

Letter To The Editor: Pride Festival ... Offers Place For Students To Be Themselves

on May 18, 2019 - 10:45am
By Gwyneth Lyons
LAHS 9th Grader
FLAP Council Member

The LGBTQ+ Pride Festival organized by Friends of Los Alamos Pride (FLAP) has been a great addition to the town.

Specifically for youth, this festival, and the organization overall, has been extremely beneficial by giving kids the opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. This gives students, from elementary to high school, a place to be themselves, learn about the history of pride, and so much more.

For several years, the high school GSA (Genders and Sexuality Alliance) has worked to make the town more inclusive of queer

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Grant: Overcoming Compare-Despair Syndrome

on May 18, 2019 - 10:35am
By ELIZABETH GRANT, LPCC
Sage Solutions Counseling
Los Alamos

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

Open up Fakebook, I mean Facebook, and you’re bound to bump into a friend who’s parasailing in the Caribbean, another who’s just completed a marathon and the pièce de résistance; a couple of love birds professing their love from under the Eiffel Tower.

Social media is all about presentation and naturally we want to show our best selves.

Letter To The Editor: Response To Visal And Little

on May 17, 2019 - 5:24pm
By RICK NEBEL
Los Alamos

This is a response to Mr. Visal and Mr. Little on a new Wendy's. I, for one, am happy to see that someone is thinking about opening a Wendy's in Los Alamos. This represents a $2,000,000 to $3,500,000 investment in our community. I think it is great that someone is willing to make that kind of investment.

If you would prefer to have a KFC or Taco Bell, there is an easy way to fix that problem. Go purchase a franchise and open one yourself. Both KFC and Taco Bell have been tried up here before, and both of them failed.

Snyder: An Old Wooden Bridge - A History Lesson With Mysteries

on May 17, 2019 - 3:40pm

The Glen Woody Bridge as it looked on a spring afternoon in 2006 when rafts could have passed underneath. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

The high water level from this year’s snowmelt and runoff makes it easy to see why the nickname 'Decap Bridge' is popular with rafters, who sometimes must portage their rafts around this obstacle. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Glen Woody Bridge never fails to catch the eye of travelers driving north on NM 68 along the Rio Grande toward Taos.

Letter To The Editor: Response To ‘No To Wendys’

on May 17, 2019 - 3:38pm
By DENNIS LITTLE
Los Alamos
 
Mr. Visel, Los Alamos County Council and Los Alamos P&Z,
 
I'm an extremely regular fast food eater (almost every work day), and completely agree with Mr. Visel -- we absolutely do not need another hamburger place.
 
It would be easier to count places that DON'T serve hamburgers than it would be to count the ones that do.
 
PLEASE get us some variety of fast food. In addition to those mentioned by Mr.

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