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Just One Thing To Do This Week: Realize It Could Be Worse...

on April 23, 2018 - 10:54am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
 
In years past we would frequently take our dogs whenever we traveled by car. We enjoyed the road trips and our Poodle and our Portie would lay contentedly and cooperatively in the back seat. Then we adopted the Plott Hound.
 
Prior to our adoption, the Plott was found roaming on Orange Street. He was captured and detained at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. From the animal shelter the Plott would howl, and howl, and howl. My husband heard the howl from the dog park and decided to investigate. It was love at first sight.

Home Country: Doves In The Concrete Block

on April 23, 2018 - 9:13am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Doc smiled and felt really good inside when he heard the familiar bird song.
 
“Hey there, Wheezer,” he said, “happy spring!”
 
For some reason, this mourning dove with the speech impediment comes around to Doc’s back yard every spring, and Doc thinks that’s just all right. If ol’ Wheez didn’t have that distinctive voice, Doc would never know if this bird favored his yard or was just another bird looking for a home. Let’s face it, Wheezer looks just like every other dove in town.
 
But he was back and flirting with a good-looking lady dove up on the

A Day Of Buddhist Meditation May 25

on April 23, 2018 - 9:10am

Fr. Glenn: A Minimal Level Of Class

on April 22, 2018 - 7:26am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Attending part of the high school’s NJROTC awards and change of command ceremony the other evening, I doubt that any of the adults could not but feel a great sense of pride in those young people who have embarked on a path of developing self-discipline and excellence.

And as the commander spoke of each senior’s hopes for the future—whether continuing in the military or no—I found myself reminiscing of my own youthful hopes and dreams of days gone by, and could not but begin to envy the trials and challenges,

Mountaineers Talk: Exploring Iceland On Skis April 24

on April 21, 2018 - 7:10am
During the April Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting, Andy Thien will give a presentation about his two-week skiing trip on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. Courtesy/Andy Thien
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a presentation by adventurer Andy Thien. His presentation is Tuesday, April 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers’ meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. Thien’s talk will start by 7:15 p.m.
 
After reading about the backcountry skiing on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, Andy Thien and five friends planned a

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