Opinion & Columns

Robinson: Continuing The Conversation…

By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor

Happy fall Los Alamos,

As many may have seen, the Los Alamos School Board and County Council will be holding a joint session on the 29th of October to discuss the draft North Mesa Housing Feasibility Study.

The purpose of this discussion is to review the finding of the draft study, evaluate possible alternatives, address previous public comments, and to lastly to continue obtaining additional public comment.

To conduct this study, the Council hired Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, who are also conducting our Downtown Master Planning effort. The goal


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Los Alamos County Council Candidates Speak To Voters

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post invited Los Alamos County Council candidates to each write a column speaking directly to the voters.

Here are their columns:

Derkacs: Help Los Alamos Plan For Growth And Embrace The Future

By DENISE DERKACS
Democratic Council Candidate

I’m running for County Council because I want to help Los Alamos County plan for growth and embrace the future while preserving the past and the amenities that make the County a great place to live.

Issues: I recognize three overarching issues facing the County: (1) housing development, especially for low- and middle-income


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Santa Fe Mayor Webber: An Enormous Moment

By ALAN M. WEBBER
Mayor
City of Santa Fe

Dear Friends, 

A lot has happened since last Monday. Our city is hurting. We’re feeling divided in the aftermath of the destruction of the historic obelisk on the Plaza. Some have long called for its removal. Others regard it as a cherished symbol. None of us approve of the way it was destroyed. 

What an enormous moment we are in. 

Santa Feans have been in a back and forth conversation about how to tell the story of our cultures and our histories that dates back well before the obelisk. And here’s the truth: It doesn’t stop here. This conversation needs to continue.


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Posts From The Road: Asheville Pinball Museum

Pinball Wizards: Patrons line up to play the pinball machines at the Asheville Pinball Museum. Those who are experts at pinball are known as pinball wizards, a term created in the 1960s rock opera Tommy. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Oldies: Machines in the museum from the 1930s and 40s are for display only and cannot be played. These beautiful vintage machines were all wood frames and legs and some were more ornate than current machines. Coin operated pinball machines were first developed in the 1930s. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer

Formerly of Los


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Rotary Club Of Los Alamos: Former Intelligence Analyst Bob Hull Discusses Russian Interference In US Elections

Bob Hull

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“An America divided is a Russia empowered.” –Bob Hull

Former intelligence analyst Bob Hull spoke during the Oct. 13 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Citing non-classified documents, Hull explained that the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization housed in St. Petersburg, Russia has been using cyber-espionage to obtain adverse information about political adversaries for years.

Individuals known as “trolls” are hired at high wages to create “fake blogs and online


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Fr. Glenn: Surrendering

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Likely you’ve noticed that there sure is a lot of surrendering these days … and so unnecessarily (not to mention insincerely), too. Even the comics often ridicule the tendency. One makes an innocent comment on social media or in a speech or even simply in daily conversation, and can be immediately excoriated across the chasm of electronic insulation. Before you know it, the initial commentator is backpedaling as fast as their little fingers can type, almost to apologize for existing.

Our human social makeup tends to make most people want to “get along” for the good of the community;


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