Opinion

Letter To The Editor: Happy To See Growth In Town

By TIM L
Los Alamos
 
Thank you Rick Nebel for responding to Mr. Visal and Mr. Little. There are many of us who are happy to see our town growing in much needed areas such as food options.
 
We shouldn’t be negative on anyone wanting to invest in our town to make it just a little nicer. I am not a big fan of Wendy’s either, but it will be much nicer than the old abandoned building located there now and some people will be happy to eat there.
 
And not to worry to anyone who does not like Wendy’s or prefers another restaurant as there is room for other restaurants that you may enjoy

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

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. Another

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

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 youth,


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Letter To The Editor: Response To Visal And Little

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. You might want to find out why that happened before you invest.


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

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. Visel, I’d also like to propose a Popeye’s Chicken, Wienerschnitzel, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Arby’s,

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Letter To The Editor: No To Wendys

By ROBERT VISEL
Los Alamos
 
This town (Los Alamos) doesn’t need is another burger joint! So, before the County gives its OK for a Wendy’s let’s see if we can get something better like a Kentucky Fried Chicken (or Church’s), or a Taco Bell to take over the old McDonalds building.
 
Los Alamos is seriously lacking in its variety of choices for fast food places and another Burger Joint is certainly NOT the answer!
 

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World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-for-Profit – Part 1

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
Inferring from the title, one might anticipate this series is about businesses. It is and it is not.
 
It is in that as humanity developed, trade became essential. It is not because humanity has a need to survive and that requires working together in an “organized” manner. Perhaps this is better visualized with the bubble model I am fond of.
Checking today, there are 7.7 billion living people on the world. These are individual bubbles bouncing around with dependence on other bubbles and the “fluid” they are in. When people get together

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Letter To The Editor: Smith’s Marketplace Has Lost Yet Another Customer

By CINDY LITTLE
Los Alamos

Smith’s Marketplace couldn’t possibly make their disdain for their customers any more clear.

As if the Visa credit card fiasco wasn’t bad enough, they have now removed both express checkout lanes, apparently under the assumption that anyone who has 15 items or less would be just as happy going through the self-checkout as an express lane.

I wonder if they ever noticed that there were always people using the express lane? I wonder if they ever watched how people struggle trying to figure out how to use the self-checkout?

If I wanted to work in a grocery store, I would apply

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Letter To The Editor: Study Shows Kroger Prices 14.4 Percent Higher Than Walmart

By PETER HEIMDAHL
Los Alamos
 
Kroger claims its Smith’s supermarkets no longer accepts Visa credit cards because of excessive fees and to “keep” prices low.
 
This doesn’t ring true, because a recent report reveals that Kroger’s prices aren’t low to begin with.
 
Kroger’s average best price was 14.4 percent higher than Walmart’s (which accepts Visa) on a basket of goods in eight big markets around the nation, according to an examination produced by Chris Mandeville, an analyst at New York investment firm Jefferies. This is a multiyear high, Mandeville

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Letter To The Editor: About Regional Coalition…

By CAMILLE MORRISON
Los Alamos
 
Last year I told someone who was on the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities that it was our Congressional Delegation’s job to get money for the State and if they aren’t doing their job then we should vote them out. His reply was that they reached out to Udall’s staff and they were unresponsive.
 
Both Senator Heinrich and Representative Lujan were reelected. If Representative Lujan is elected Senator he will continue the good job Senator Udall is doing.
 
Now that Stephanie Garcia Richard is NM Commissioner of Public Lands

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