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World Futures: Accuracy And Precision (Part Four)

on October 7, 2017 - 3:59am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

    
In this series we have looked at accuracy and precision with a continuing question of how much do we need. We started with some definitions and explored randomness and the value of Pi, the ratio of a circle to its diameter.

Then we looked at standardiztion of how we measure physical things, primarily in the scientific-engineering domains but also relating to commerce, and again explored randomness.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on October 7, 2017 - 3:54am

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Dream On...

on October 7, 2017 - 2:54am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I was going to write a light-hearted column this week. However, between the natural and unnatural disasters that have recently occurred, my head is filled with such sadness that I find very little humor in anything.

Every time I sit down to write, my feelings of helplessness and heartache fill the page. Not very entertaining I am afraid. But let me share my thoughts on how we can make a difference and contribute to improving the situation.

Regarding hurricanes and flooding - send money.

Letter To The Editor: Young Life Thanks You

on October 5, 2017 - 8:04am
By RYAN GILBERT 
Young Life Area Director
 
We had our annual Young Life Golf Tournament Sept. 22, a rowdy Par 3 event.
 
I wanted to thank the businesses and individuals who helped us to raise nearly $4,500! All the money raised goes to helping us take teens camping, either for a weekend or a week next summer, where it has been heard “that was the best week (end) of my life!"
 
A Special Thank You to:
  • Jemez Agency
  • Knecht's NAPA Automotive
  • Los Alamos Home Improvement
  • NUSENDA Credit Union
  • Pasta Paradiso
  • Preventech
  • SOS (Southwest Office Solutions)
  • White Rock Presbyterian Church for sponsoring a

Home Country: Florencio And His Slicker

on October 4, 2017 - 8:58am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
When Florencio Ortiz sent off for that new slicker, everyone in town and out at the ranch knew about it.
 
He described in detail how waterproof it was and how a cowboy just couldn't possibly get wet with this slicker on. Then it came, and Florencio tied it behind the cantle of his saddle each day. And Florencio looked to the sky for any sign of a cloud, and then patted that slicker affectionately.
 
"If it rains today," he'd say, "I'm ready. Did you know this slicker keeps the saddle dry, too?"
 
Finally, during the gather, Florencio and the other
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Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 4

on October 4, 2017 - 8:21am

The Conejos River Valley. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Cumbres Pass scenery. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The recent rainfall has muddied rivers and raised water levels in lakes and reservoirs. Once the water clears, the fishing should be good. The rain also benefits the vegetation, as perennial plants, grasses and trees that are starting to go dormant now will have a moist and favorable environment for their roots. Surprisingly, we have not had a frost yet here in the Espanola Valley.

It’s time to start

Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Attending Memorial Service For Nancy Bearss

on October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
By SARAH and ANNETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who attended the memorial service for Nancy Bearss Saturday, Sept. 30.
 
Your attendance, thoughts, and well wishes are truly appreciated. While we still hold her deep in our hearts, the memories from the service will help us carry on.
 
We would especially like to thank Linda Daly and the staff of the YMCA. You went above and beyond and provided the perfect venue for Nancy! Thank you!

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