Lifestyles

Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

A penguin stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon


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Posts From The Road: Wind River Canyon

Wind River Canyon: Wind River Canyon offers visitors a chance to experience beauty as they travel through Wyoming. Canyon walls as high as 2,500 feet show off some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com 

Wind River: The Wind River flows through the canyon and offers a variety of outdoor opportunities. The Wind River Indian Reservation lies to the west of the canyon. The river changes names at the north end of the canyon at ‘The Wedding of the Waters’ when the river exits the reservation. From that point on the river is named the Bighorn River. Photo by Gary


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Fr. Glenn: Be Content!

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Harry Potter fans will likely remember—not too fondly—Dudley, Harry’s spoiled cousin whose taunting Harry was forced to endure. And yet …  Dudley’s obnoxious entitled attitude is not so uncommon these days.

For instance, it’s not infrequent that people come to priests and ministers with the same plaint directed at Jesus: “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” (Luke 12:13) Sorry, dude (my phrase; not Jesus’); if that other person isn’t doing right, his conscience is not going to be suddenly shocked into doing so. Anyway … how do I know that you’re


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Award-winning Winemaker Bill Easton Featured At Pig+Fig

Award-winning winemaker Bill Easton with wife Jane O’Riordan at the wine tasting Monday at Pig+Fig. Courtesy photo

Scene from wine tasting event Monday evening at Pig+Fig Cafe in White Rock. Visit pigandfig.com. Courtesy photo

PIG + FIG News:

Bill Easton and his wife Jane O’Riordan held a wine tasting Monday evening at Pig+Fig Cafe, 11 Sherwood Blvd, in White Rock.

Easton is a highly regarded and award-winning winemaker drawing more than 60 wine enthusiasts to the special event.

Wines tasted at Monday’s event:

  • 2018 Easton Sauvignon Blanc;
  • 2015 Easton Amador County Zinfandel;

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Cone Zone: Week Of July 26, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on NM502 which allows the contractor to work on the north side of the


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Canyon Rim Walking Trail Closed For Repairs

COUNTY News:

GME Emulsion, LLC will begin trail rehabilitation on Canyon Rim Walking Trail from Knecht Street to the trail termini at the parking lot under construction with the underpass.

The first section of trail repair is between Knecht Street and DP Road and the second section is from DP Road to the trail termini. These sections of the trail will be closed during the repairs, which include mill and overlay, crack sealing and fog seal.

No street closures will occur during the construction.

Work commences Tuesday, July 27 and scheduled for two weeks. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through


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Local Author Liddie Martinez Shares NNM Subsistence Farming And Food History With Los Alamos Aug. 5

Local Author Liddie Martinez and husband Rick’s Española Valley farm produces food for their table and to share. She will talk about the history and traditions of food in NNM at 7 p.m., Aug. 5 at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bonnie@ladailypost.com

Local Author Liddie Martinez

Liddie Martinez is a writer, historian, farmer, extraordinary cook and president of the Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Those who know Martinez when she’s wearing one hat, may not realize her expertise extends


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Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28

LAFSF News:

The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories


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Repaving Project Begins On US 84 In Abiquiu July 26

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Cutler Repaving Inc. will begin a pavement rehabilitation project Monday July 26 on US 84 in Abiquiu.

Work will take place from mile marker 216 to 223.5. The 7.5-mile project is expected to last 27 working days and will include new pavement and striping.

Crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., six days a week weather permitting. There will be traffic control personnel at each end of the closure, and a pilot car will guide motorists through the work zone.

At the end of each workday, all traffic control devices will be removed, and the


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Alert: Omega Bridge Pedestrian/Bike Path Closing Today

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos County is announcing on behalf of Los Alamos National Laboratory that the pedestrian/bike path on the Omega Bridge will close starting Tuesday, July 20, during weekday work hours.

Construction crews will work on the bridge 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please be patient and allow extra time as this work will extend the life of the bridge and allow for its continued safe use.


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New Mexico State Sen. Joseph Cervantes On Being Denied Holy Communion By Catholic Bishop In Las Cruces

Sen. Joseph Cervantes

From the Office of Sen. Joseph Cervantes:

SANTA FE – Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces) today issued the following statement after being denied Holy Communion by the Catholic Bishop in Las Cruces:

“For the last 50 years I have actively participated in my parish church and the Las Cruces Catholic Diocese, including at times as its attorney, and for 20 of those years while also serving in elected political service.

Since voting to eliminate an unconstitutional and never used New Mexico law, which would imprison women for abortion, some new clergy have decided I am unwelcome


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 19, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on N.M. 502, which allows the contractor to work on the north side of


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Fr. Glenn: Just Justice

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Do we not just luuuvvvv David vs. Goliath stories—cheering for the outmatched underdog. This occurs a lot in sports, of course … getting a thrill when the “little guys” prevail over a widely-favored powerhouse, like the American “miracle” hockey team over the Soviets in the 1980 winter Olympics. That shared joy wasn’t just patriotism, but with “our team” victorious it was a feeling of sharing in that great win … even if we were thousands of miles away. After all, we don’t say, “Our team won,” … rather, “WE won!” Everyone loves a mouse that roars. Are not movies of the apparently


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Posts From The Road: The Center Of The Nation

Granite Compass: A 21-foot diameter granite compass marks the center of the nation in Belle Fourche, S.D. A map of the U.S. is seen in the center with a geographic marker over Belle Fourche. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Center Marking: A close view of the 12-in diameter marker on the granite map designating the area of South Dakota where the center of the nation is located. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

The geographic center of the country is in Lebanon, Kan. and the center of the nation is in Belle Fourche, S.D. That is a confusing


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BELC Presents ‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse’ Tonight

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church presents a Spider man movie tonight. Courtesy/BELC

BELC News:

Free movies on alternate Friday nights are being offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, (BELC), at 2390 North Road in Los Alamos (by Mountain Elementary School).

“Spider man: Into the Spider-verse” (rated PG) will be shown tonight. All are welcome!

This is an animated film based on the popular Marvel Comics story. It won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award after its release in 2018.

The movies will be shown outside in the church courtyard starting at 8:20 p.m., as darkness descends.


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Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk By Gary Stradling: ‘Adam And Eve’s Origin And Impact’ … Wednesday, July 21

LAFSF News:

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) presents a talk by Gary Stradling, “Adam and Eve’s origin and impact: How they fit into evolutionary history, why they are essential to religion, and how they enabled the explosive success of mankind”.

Stradling’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 21.

Abstract: This presentation will show the Adam and Eve account to be scientifically plausible, essential to Christian theology, and understandable from both a scientific and a religious perspective. The scriptural accounts of the creation of mankind, and specifically, Adam


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Unitarian Church Of Los Alamos Food Forest Offers Fresh Fruits And Vegetables To Community

Unitarian Church member KokHeong McNaughton tends to the Food Forest recently at the Unitarian Church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Unitarian Church Food Forest features fruits and vegetables including tomato plants and an apricot and apple tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Unitarian Church opened its community food pantry, Gaia’s Pantry, in December and since then it has expanded to more than just non-perishable food stuffs and canned goods.

There is a cooler for dairy products and other


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