Opinion

Letter To The Editor: LAHA Expresses Gratitude

By Los Alamos Hockey Association
Board of Directors
 
The Los Alamos Hockey Association held its first Hull Hockey Camp for Power Skating and Other Skating Techniques Nov. 22-24 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. 
 
We had 33 skaters participate in eight hours of this instruction by Kyle Hull and Gary TenEyck from Colorado Springs, https://hull-hockey.com/. It was a huge success, at least, by comments from the parents. 
 
Hull commended the Los Alamos players.
 
“Coach Gary and I gave the kids the biggest and most important compliment we have given out

Tags:

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Kyle Tisdel

CD3 Candidate Kyle Tisdel

 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Democratic candidate Kyle Tisdel provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

TISDEL: We are in a climate emergency, representing an existential threat to people across New Mexico, our country, and the entire


Tags:

Review: ‘Rose’s Dilemma’ Blooms At LALT

From left, Rose (Suzy Kroesche) and Gavin (Michael Adkins) eat a tense breakfast, while Walsh (Thomas Graves) and Arlene (Megan Pimentel) look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

In ‘Rose’s Dilemma’, now being staged by Los Alamos Little Theatre, Rose Steiner (Suzy Kroesche), a literary lion who hasn’t written anything in years, faces a monetary shortfall.

Her dead lover, famous novelist Walsh McLaren (Thomas Graves) is haunting her. Rose is holed up in her beach house, living a fantasy life with McLaren, who


Tags:

Letter To The Editor: History Lecture Prompts Nuclear Points

By JOHN BARTLIT
Los Alamos
 
The November lecture that was brought to town by the Los Alamos Historical Society was on Tuesday night at Fuller Lodge.
 
The speaker was Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell, who is closely associated with the long-running Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. His topic was “Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics.”
 
The program and discussions with Dr. Boutwell reinforced my basic thoughts about nuclear politics. To be very brief:
  • The morality or immorality of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tags:

Letter To The Editor: Julia Baker Expresses Gratitude

By JULIA BAKER
Newly Elected LAPS School Board Member

I have learned so much during this school board campaign.

I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet so many people in our community and discuss their concerns and support for our schools.

I am grateful to live in a town of people who care about our schools, students and staff.

Thank you to the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees for their endorsement. It was an honor to meet with them and with many teachers and school staff throughout the district. We are blessed to have such amazingly dedicated professionals working within our area. 


Tags:

Letter To The Editor: Bernstein Thanks Supporters

By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
School Board Member-Elect

Thank you.

I am so grateful to have had this experience running for School Board for the Aspen District and I owe so much to so many people that have helped to make this happen.

I first want to thank my opponent, Morrie Pongratz, who made this a fun and challenging race. He was a formidable opponent and I am glad to have had this opportunity to grow and learn.

I want to thank the community. I am so grateful for your support and votes, for welcoming me into your homes and having conversations on your doorsteps. I have come to love this community even more than


Tags:

Letter To The Editor: What Is A Banana Republic?

By VERNON N. KERR
Los Alamos
 
What is a “banana republic”?
 
According to my understanding, it is a Central or South American country that has an unstable government frequently established by a coup d’etat. Venezuela is a current example.
 
This could never happen here – or so I thought. Our constitutional form of government with peaceful transitioning of government prevents that. Every two years, the people get a chance to change the government or in four years or six, in some instances. I thought we were safe.
 
Now comes the Democrat Party, which refuses to accept

Tags:

Letter To The Editor: Sierra Club Endorses Kristina Ortez To Fill Sen. Carlos Cisneros Unexpired Term

By JODY BENSON
Chair, Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club

When New Mexico Sen. Carlos Cisneros died Sept. 17, White Rock lost a legislator who knew his district, was informed on the issues and expert on process, and stood with a strong voice for his constituents in his committees.

He was available to meet with us to discuss issues, was responsive to our concerns and feedback, and although sometimes he didn’t vote on a bill the way I’d hoped, he would tell us why he took the positions he did.

Now our Los Alamos County Councilors get to nominate a person to fill Cisneros’ unexpired term. They will meet with


Tags:

Letter To The Editor: Bernstein Addresses Voters

By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
Dist. 3 School Board Candidate (Aspen)

Only a few more days left until the election!

I have had a great time walking around town and talking to people! I have learned so much about our town and the people in it. It has been a pleasure speaking with so many of you. 

I have been invited into homes, sat with people, been given pears and other items. This is one kind and generous place.

I am still walking and knocking, but if I have not made it to your door, please feel free to let me know and I will stop by and introduce myself!

I can be reached at electchrisbernstien@gmail.com or at


Tags:

Letter To The Editor: Morris Pongratz Would Be Wonderful Addition To School Board

Miriam Wallstrom and Sydne Ashford attend the Espanola Foster Children’s Christmas party, a Key Club event sponsored by Kiwanis. Courtesy photo
 
By MIRIAM WALLSTROM
Los Alamos

Morrie Pongratz would be a wonderful addition to the Los Alamos School Board. I was honored to have the opportunity to work with Morrie for four years during my time in the Los Alamos High School Key Club. 

As a timid first-year member, I felt more welcome in the club after interacting with Morrie’s warm and spirited personality. Each meeting, I noticed him in the back of the room, taking scrupulous notes and


Tags: