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Home Country: When Pets Pass

on August 13, 2017 - 7:36am
Home Country
Desdemona died sometime in the night. Aunt Ada had the cat since she was a tiny kitten, and she was naturally heartbroken. So was Boots, Desdemona’s partner in crime and play and food and everything else that makes life worthwhile for two old cats.
Through her tears, Aunt Ada wondered if she could’ve noticed something or had done something differently that would have given Desdemona back to her for a while longer, but there just wasn’t anything. The cat had looked good at bedtime, and was gone before the sun came up.
What if?

Fr. Glenn: Meeting Together

on August 13, 2017 - 7:29am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Hearty congratulations to the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, which on Monday, Aug. 14 celebrates their 70th anniversary! May God continue to bless you as you endeavor in your continued efforts to bring many to Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to deepen the faith of those already in your congregation.

Pastor Granillo: Commitment Part 2

on August 13, 2017 - 7:08am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. George Burns

As a pastor, I understand the importance of the economy of words; I think that most pastors do. We realize that we only have a limited amount of time to convey an infinitely important biblical message. (No pressure!) For most people, the adage is correct and the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure.

Letter To The Editor: Proper Use Of Units In Electrical Matters ... Does Matter

on August 12, 2017 - 6:38am
Chief Technical Officer, Ph.D.
Antenna Development Corporation
Las Cruces
Perhaps I am too concerned with the proper use of units in electrical matters. Here is a short tutorial (perhaps of interest to Andy Andrews link):
  • We pay for electricity in units of kWh - that is, the integrated product of the power consumption times the length of time. For example, a 1 kW load uses an energy of 1 kWh.

Letter To The Editor: School Choice Needed For Education Progress In New Mexico

on August 12, 2017 - 6:29am
By PAUL J. GESSING, president
New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation
It’s back to school time in New Mexico. But throughout the summer three big education-related headlines have framed education policy issues that will impact our school children this year and for years to come:
  • The recently-completed court hearing as to whether New Mexico’s education system is “adequate” and whether the courts should attempt to force legislators to spend as much as an extra $600 million on K-12;
  • Sen.

Letter To The Editor: UNM-LA’s Community Internship Collaboration Is A Great Program!

on August 11, 2017 - 8:10am
White Rock

Dear Community,

With school starting on the 17th, I want to let you know about something I did last semester that was awesome! I gained valuable experience, learned a lot, and EARNED 1 credit at UNMLA and $600.

How did I do this? I was an intern with the Community Internship Collaboration – a joint venture between LAHS, UNM-LA and businesses in our community.

This program will start again this semester. There are limited opportunities and if you are interested, you MUST ATTEND one of the upcoming orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, Aug.

World Futures: Efficiency (Part Three)

on August 11, 2017 - 7:08am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the previous column, the implied conclusion was that humanity should convert to solar power for everything it does, both mechanically and biologically. But what does this really mean and HOW (the really hard part) do we do it? Energy consumption for humanity is driven by humanity itself. Let’s consider what this means.

A human being is, energy-wise, the equivalent of a 100 watt light bulb.