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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Each year this day rolls around. Some people are still recovering from the excesses of their New Year celebration, but some of you are awake and contemplating the Big Decision: should I make New Year’s Resolutions?
Past experience, if you’re like most of us, says that a new set of yearly expectations only leads to a new set of “failures” sometime in January.
I really don’t enjoy repeated failure. That’s why I changed how I do this resolution thing.
Instead of a great big push to totally change life at the beginning of the year, I opt for small sustained changes which
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Longtime Los Alamos residents Linda Deck, left, and Libby Carlsten are volunteers who helped put flowers on floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade Wednesday morning in Pasadena, Calif., where the temperature was a balmy 61. Deck is director of the Bradbury Science Museum and Carlsten recently retired from Los Alamos County. Courtesy photo
A float from Dole Foods for which Los Alamos residents Linda Deck and Libby Carlsten prepped the ‘orange crush’ roses displayed on the float bed. Photo by Linda Deck
A float celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Photo by Linda
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AG Balderas To Convene Faith Leaders To Discuss Violence Against Religious Communities, Anti-Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime Initiatives
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
From the Office of the Attorney General:
ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas sent a letter Tuesday to faith leaders in all religious communities in New Mexico, urging them to come together with the Office of the Attorney General to discuss hate motivated violence against religious communities.
The call to action comes in the wake of multiple violent incidents across the United States that targeted people based on their faith and in their places of worship.
“There is no place for violence in New Mexico, let alone violence perpetrated against
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Chile Pasado. Photo by Liddie Martinez
This week I have been applying lotion to my very dry skin and longing for the humid beaches of Hawaii. Our cold and dry New Mexico winters are very hard on our skin but living in the high desert does have its advantages.
Before refrigeration, the indigenous tribes of Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley took advantage of the hot, dry climate to preserve food by drying what they had gathered or hunted. Later, when they began cultivating corn, beans and chile they used the same techniques until refrigeration became widely
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Former LANL Director Siegfried Hecker To Speak At Annual Alice And Lawry Mann Lecture Saturday, Jan. 11
Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Siegfried Hecker
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
Dr. Siegfried Hecker will return to Los Alamos to present this year’s annual Alice and Lawry Mann Lecture Saturday, Jan. 11.
The talk is open to the public and will start at 7 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th St.
Titled, “North Korea and Iran: Looking back and looking ahead,” the talk will assess the current issues in two of the world’s major hotspots.
Hecker said that “the signs are ominous for what will happen in North Korea and in Iran in 2020 and beyond.” He also will “look
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Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.
This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.
Stay Safe Indoors:
Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.
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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.
As described in a previous column, being able to spot fictional explanations for behavior provides a skill that prevents analysis errors when trying to understand the causes of behaviors, including problem behaviors, from local to global. Here we consider another type of explanatory fiction.
Winter storm. Courtesy/CDC
During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads.
To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.
According to FEMA , more than 60 percent of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household. Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your Emergency Action Plan :
- Find phone numbers for your physician,
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