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Series Kick Off: May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

on May 1, 2017 - 9:28am
The White Rock rock ... May is Mental Health Awareness Month and today marks the kick off of a series that will run throughout the month as part of the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative. Photo by ​​Stephanie Koch, LMHC/Mesa Vista Wellness

Caution: Deer Crossing Along Canyon Road

on April 30, 2017 - 10:32pm
Winter worn deer are commonly spotted crossing Canyon Road and in danger of being hit by motorists. Photo by Linda Goforth
 
Deer on Canyon Road. Photo by Linda Goforth
 
By LINDA GOFORTH
Los Alamos

Please be very careful of your speed traveling on Canyon Road. I see people going 40 though the speed limit is 35 and under, especially going through the curves.

These winter worn deer are commonly crossing Canyon Road, especially in the periods of time when there is more traffic.

They are worn and their mothers try to guide them, but even she can miss the confusing cues of tires and

NMDOT Awards NCRTD With $1.02 Million TAP Grant For ADA Transition Plan

on April 30, 2017 - 9:45pm
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has been awarded $1.02 million dollars from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for its ADA Transition Plan under the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to modify RTD bus stops and facilities to bring them into ADA compliance.
 
For completion of the plan, it was determined that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 planning and design services costs would come in at $40,000. Final design of the twenty highest priority bus stops and/or facilities are estimated to cost

Plows Clear Truck Route

on April 30, 2017 - 6:41am

At least three plows where spotted along the truck route clearing the road during Saturday's snow storm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Overtly Exclusionary National Day Of Prayer At Ashley Pond?

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am
By AMY STOREY
And
STEPHANIE NAKLEH
Los Alamos

In an April 27 press release published in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link), Leilani Christensen is quoted as saying,“Our forefathers founded National Day Of Prayer. Many of them had escaped persecution for their beliefs in their homeland. In the news today, we see that people are still fleeing their homeland because of persecution.” [sic]

Our forefathers, the ones fleeing persecution, didn’t found the National Day of Prayer. (They also didn’t found this nation on prayer itself; in fact, they explicitly stated, in the Treaty of Tripoli, “the

FBI: 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am

Recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Awards were honored in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

FBI Director James Comey formally recognized 58 individuals and organizations from around the country Friday for their efforts to build stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities.

“This is one of the very best days in the life of this organization,” Director Comey said during the April 28 ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “We get to recognize and thank people who made the FBI better and the country better.”

The annual

Fr. Glenn: Giving…and Receiving…Criticism with Grace

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Criticism—it’s something we’re quick to give, but loathe to receive. Even helpful and relevant criticism is often met with ire ... though, certainly, when given in the spirit of good will, we would be foolish to disregard it out of hand.

Isn’t criticism/critique the whole purpose of grading in school, or even of peer review? Certainly everyone enjoys being validated, but we all can be blind to our own faults and failures.

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