Courtesy/RotaryBy LINDA HULLVice PresidentRotary Club of Los AlamosRotary Club Auction OnlineSurf & Turf Dinner ** Saturday, February 25th ** Knights of Columbus**Online Tickets, Auction, and Raffle“Bid now, bid high, and bid often! Find us online.”These are words of encouragement shared by Rotarian Jean Gindreau, the online auction coordinator for the Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Dinner, this year Surf &Turf, offering a family-style dinner with 6-oz. An online auction, too, is available at the same link. You do not need to buy Surf & Turf tickets to participate in the auction, which runs through 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The Los Alamos Rotary 1312, Inc., sponsor of this event, is a publicly-supported charitable affiliate of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
By LYNN HANRAHANLos AlamosThank you Mr. Chandler for keeping us up to date about what our County is considering regarding ADUs. You can already hear the cries of NIMBY in certain political circles who believe any development is good. Whenever a little old lady dies in Alpine Austria, earth movers move in, houses are demolished, and bloated ADUs appear. As I weeded them from the rock garden I couldn’t help but notice the little white car full of county development agents staring at a neighbor’s tree day, after day, after day. Do not allow County Development to control your property.5 months ago Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos’s own rodent celebrity, the glow-in-the-dark gopher Gus, will see his shadow. Besides, while wimpy Phil lives in a heated groundhog resort on Gobbler’s Knob, Gus lives beneath the radioactive-waste-filled barrels at TA-54 and eats the linings. Unlike Phil, Gus is a Rodent’s rodent. In the 21st century, however, weather is not predictable—neither groundhog nor gopher can guide us. Gus our Glow-in-the-dark Gopher knows what’s coming.1 month ago Los Alamos Daily Post
By GEORGE CHANDLERDemocratic candidateLos Alamos County AssessorThe last time I ran for office in Los Alamos was in 1994. Today the Party provides me with an online list of “likely voters” in a walkable neighborhood (with GPS tracking), the voters selected by an algorithm as likely to vote for me. In 1994 the Monitor was the medium of information exchange for all things Los Alamos, so it was Letters to the Editor. Such then are Richard Skolnick and David Hanson, who have asked this of Los Alamos Candidates. I also pledge my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor to fight against any effort to undermine the election process, to intimidate voters, or to rise in rebellion against the United States of America.4 months ago Los Alamos Daily Post
Legislative RoundupThe Santa Fe New MexicanOpen primaries: Open primaries for unaffiliated voters could be coming soon to an election near you, although fully open primaries and ranked-choice voting appear to be a bridge too far for many senators. Sen. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque, said opening up the primaries to unaffiliated voters would let more people participate. Montoya represents House District 1, but he lost the whip’s job in November to Rep. Jason Harper of Rio Rancho. Lujan Grisham and Rep. Ryan Lane, R-Aztec, on Friday announced the introduction of House Bill 306, which would prohibit so-called “straw purchases” of firearms. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson, D-Albuquerque, to fellow Democratic Rep. Marian Matthews of Albuquerque, after no one spoke for or against her House Bill 83, on podiatry licensure requirements.1 month ago Los Alamos Daily Post
By AARON WALKERWhite RockThis letter is in response to the recent letter by Lisa Shin “Where Candidates Stand on the Nuisance Code” (Link). Shin’s letter serves to try to pivot away from that cycle of bad news to paint incumbent Democrats as the “bad guys” in the nuisance code update. Where this fails is that unlike the Republican candidates, the Democratic candidates have been more than willing to share their perspectives with those that ask. It’s no surprise to see her and the Republican Party resort to these tactics again, and they need to be called out. The repercussions of these thoughts/actions being elected to council are much farther reaching than the nuisance code.5 months ago Los Alamos Daily Post
The Toppers run onto the court to face the Moriarty Pintos in a district game Thursday night in Griffith Gymnasium. On Thursday, Los Alamos came out with full-court pressure against the Moriarty Pintos and that pressure took the Pintos completely by surprise. Pressure defense, of course, is a staple of several teams in northern New Mexico, notably Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rivals Pojoaque Valley and Española Valley. It is a tactic that Los Alamos has struggled against for many years. Coming up Tuesday, Los Alamos (10-6, 1-0) will have a key early district season contest at Española Valley (9-9, 1-0), which defeated Pojoaque Valley 42-29 Thursday in its district opener.2 months ago Los Alamos Daily Post
DOD NEWS RELEASEThe Defense Department on Thursday for the first time released the public versions of three strategic documents — the National Defense Strategy, the Nuclear Posture Review and the Missile Defense Review — together after having developed both the classified and unclassified versions of all three in conjunction with one another. Producing the documents together, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, ensured tight linkages between DOD strategy and resources. The NDS also includes a focus on challenges to security, such as pandemics and climate change. Producing the documents together, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, ensured tight linkages between DOD strategy and resources. Building a resilient joint force and defense ecosystemThe NDS provides three ways to advance those priorities, Austin said.4 months ago Los Alamos Reporter