Smokey Bear Historical Park: The Smokey Bear Historical Park on a two acre site in central Capitan features educational displays and videos, which tell the story of Smokey and fire prevention. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Smokey Bear: A wooden carved sculpture of Smokey Bear stands in the Smokey Bear Historical Park. The sculpture features Smokey in his familiar Ranger hat and blue jeans. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Fallen Firefighters: A new memorial was added to the park in May 2019. This sculpture honors Wildland Firefighters and fire support personnel from New Mexico
By Fr. Glenn Jones
What a world. Is this politician/celebrity/person being truthful or not? Or rather … is he simply seeking to further his own interests at the expense of others? It’s anyone’s guess. After all, we are deluged daily by the deceitful—scamming phone calls (“Let that warranty run out already!”), e-mails (“Boy, those foreign princes sure are generous!”), faked pictures and documents on unsocial media, etc. Sigh.
Now, we Catholics remember John the Baptist especially this weekend as we close the Christmas season on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospels tells us that John
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Theophany. Courtesy photo
Saint Job of Pochaiv News:
This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas).
But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.
When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had
Freedom Church News:
Freedom Church of Los Alamos launches its “Love Los Alamos” series at 10:30 a.m. today in the Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium at 2182 33rd St.
“Come be a part of a movement! God is doing something big in Los Alamos through Freedom Church and we can’t wait to see all that he wants to do in you and through you in 2020!” Freedom Church Pastor Mike Brake said.
At this event, Pastor Brake intends to share powerful keys to living 2020 to its fullest potential and how to experience the change in one’s life that people are longing for.
“God loves everyone in Los Alamos … we love everyone
New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE — In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.
Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.
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By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
A Los Alamos member of The International Behaviorology Institute
Why these columns? Because human behavior causes global problems and solving these problems requires changes in human behavior. So everyone needs to know something about the natural science of human behavior.
Have you ever heard, or said, “Is there no end to the bothersome behaviors of others?” Since examples abound, we will let a short list stand for them all. For instance, does your mate fail to treat the toothpaste tube the way you prefer? Does a neighbor’s lawn left unattended for weeks or months
Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus
This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.
Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc. on the Canyon Walk apartment
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A HC 130J Combat King military plane begins its descent this morning onto the runway at Los Alamos County Airport. The plane, which flew from Kirtland Airforce Base in Albuquerque, conducted a training session at the local airport, County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres said. He explained that Los Alamos Airport was selected for the training because of its high altitude and short runway. The plane conducted two landings and two takeoffs at the airport. Military aircraft are a somewhat familiar sight at the airport; Humphres said typically the airport sees one to two military flights a month
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By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
Tire problems are thought to be a factor in one out of 11 vehicle crashes. Blowouts, tread separation, under inflation, and worn treads—the grooves in your tires that offer stability and traction—are some of the tire problems associated with these crashes.
Like a pair of sneakers that get more slippery with use, your tires lose their ability to grip the road as their treads wear down. Checking your tire treads can help keep you safer on the road. It only takes a few minutes, and some spare change.
Putting the Brakes on an Age-Old Debate About When to Replace Tires
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MEMORIAL SERVICE News:
The Memorial Service for Jan Sander is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to one’s favorite charity or to the Compass Housing Alliance, which was Jan’s favorite charity.
- Archbishop John C. Wester;
- Lt. Gov. Howie Morales;
- Rep. Angelica Rubio;
- Marian Naranjo, of Honor Our Pueblo Existence;
- Tina Cordova, of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, also known as the Trinity Downwinders; and
- Ken Mayers of Veterans
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By Fr. Glenn Jones
“If the minimum wasn’t good enough, it wouldn’t be the minimum.”
I vividly remember that statement from an acquaintance years ago … and not fondly. He was quite happy to perform the very least required of him and, as you can imagine, eventually the minimum wasn’t good enough and, while still in the same profession, his peers have risen in the ranks around him while he remains mired at the lowest level.
The result? Complaints of being treated unfairly; after all, hasn’t he been working there much longer than the others? “Don’t I do what is [minimally] required?” One can’t help but
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- The basics of end-of-life planning, demystified;
- Information regarding your
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