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Griggs: World Water Summit 11 In Hamburg, Germany

Handwerkskammer. Courtesy/Wikipedia
 
By DAVID GRIGGS
Global Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After months of silence, your bearded correspondent finally surfaces in Hamburg, Germany. Today I attended World Water Summit 11, organized by the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group.
 
WASRAG was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices.
 
They encourage a holistic,

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Fr. Glenn: Being True

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Last week this column spoke of encouraging youth (and everyone, really) to make those often weighty (and constant) decisions of choosing between the good and the easy … between what is popular yet lacking, and that which is virtuous yet difficult … though it possibly be even ostracizing.

This is the perpetual struggle for the Christian because the truth of Jesus’ words is often quite manifest: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads


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County Utility Work On Quartz Begins Monday June 10

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities electric crews will resume the Quartz Street project to replace electric lines and improve the neighborhood’s electric reliability beginning Monday, June 10 and continuing through mid-August.

The project was placed on hold over the winter season.

Through traffic along Quartz will be restricted during the work day with traffic detoured to Rim Road. Full access to Quartz will be restored by late afternoon as crews wrap up.

Crews will work in small sections in the roadway to excavate, install conduit and then backfill the open trench.


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‘Hands On’ Icon Painting Workshop At Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church July 8-13 & July 15-20

During the workshop, beginning students will work on this icon of the Archangel Michael. Courtesy photo

Advanced students will work on this icon of Saint Luke the Proto-iconographer. Courtesy photo

Fr. Theophan Mackey, front center, of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church and students of a previous workshop with their finished icons. Courtesy photo

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church News:

Two icon painting workshops in the Byzantine-Russian tradition will be held this July in Los Alamos, at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, 1319 Trinity Dr.

The Prosopon School of Iconology


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Introducing New Beginnings Church

From left, New Beginings Childrens Pastor Gwen King, Assistant Childrens Pastor Lizzy Lyon, Youth Pastor Moises Pinto and Lead Pastors Laneesa and Shawn Amburgey at their church at 112 East Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

From top left, New Beginings Assistant Childrens Pastor Lizzy LyonChildrens Pastor Gwen King, Youth Pastor Moises Pinto and from bottom left, Lead Pastors Laneesa and Shawn Amburgey. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

From New Beginnings Church:

New Beginnings is a church with authentic people who have real issues just like everyone


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Cone Zone: Week Of June 3, 2019

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects

Tsikumu Village – Road Improvements

With the project nearing completion, crews will continue addressing final punch list items and general clean-up of the work area. Access to residences as well as mail/package delivery, school and transit routes, emergency services, trash/recycle/yard waste pick-up will be maintained.

Road Striping – Los Alamos & White Rock

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping


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SFCC Hosts Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Dinner June 20

SFCC News:
 
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Santa Fe Chapter presents a fundraising dinner benefiting Cooking with Kids and SFCC Culinary Arts Students 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The community is invited to enjoy a uniquely crafted gourmet celebration while supporting Santa Fe’s future chefs. Guest Chefs are all inducted members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs:
  • Jerry Dakan, SFCC Lead Chef-Instructor;
  • Peter O’Brien, Inn of the Anasazi;
  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts LLC;
  • Fernando Olea, Sazón;
  • Evan Doughty, Santa Fe Brewing

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NMSP Launch Police Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In June

Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. File photo
 
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in every county across the state during the month of June.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved

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State Police 2019 Memorial Day Traffic Operation

NMSP News:

During the Memorial Day holiday last weekend, New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all roadways within the state. 

The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behavior of motorists during the holiday weekend, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.

Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, the NMSP conducted high intensity traffic operations state-wide on the busiest


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What Is Wish-Cycling And Why it’s Always A Bad Idea

COUNTY News:
 
We have all been there. You’re standing in front of the recycle bin with something in hand – a beverage cap, a greasy pizza box, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a crinkly cellophane wrapper. You don’t completely know whether or not you can recycle it. You want to do your part for the environment by recycling more, so you throw it in the recycle bin and assume the recycling facilities will sort it out. No harm, no foul – right? Wrong!
 
“Wish- Cycling” is a term recycler’s use when referring to this kind of well-intended, but ultimately harmful behavior. Though it

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Quinn Fontaine: I’m All About Los Alamos Pride!

By CRISTINA OLDS
Los Alamos

Friends of Los Alamos Pride is excited to bring Santa Fe performance artist Quinn Fontaine back for the second annual Los Alamos Pride.

 
Fontaine brings his one-man show for the week’s kick off event 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 after the 5:30 p.m. International Potluck at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1726 Sage Loop. He’s also the emcee for the Festival 4-7 p.m., Friday in Central Park Square.

His show uses honesty and humor to talk about Fontaine’s life as a trans man, but also goes deep in revealing his personal journey as a sexual abuse survivor and thriver and recovering


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Scenes From Installation Of New Pastor David Taylor At First Baptist Church Of Los Alamos Sunday Morning

New Pastor David Taylor preaches his first sermon Sunday morning at his installation at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New FBC-LA Pastor David Taylor’s father Pastor Dennis Taylor traveled from Oklahoma to preach Sunday morning at his son’s installation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

New FBC-LA Pastor David Taylor’s brother Michael Taylor traveled from Oklahoma to preach Sunday morning at his brother’s installation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  Scene from


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

On the job in Los Alamos is Ruby Alexander, owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café helping cater a recent event at UNM-LA. Alexander founded Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe in 2005 at 1789 Central Ave. ‘We needed to ignite a spark in Los Alamos by providing a café with super-yummy food, a clever menu and a fun,‘no-attitude’ atmosphere with top-notch customer service. With trademark touches like our signature mini muffins and homemade bagel chips along with the friendliest, most talented staff ever, it’s no wonder we’ve gained a loyal following,’ she said. To learn more, visit http://rubykbagel.com. 


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Traffic Alert: Two Vehicle Crash At Trinity Drive & Central Avenue Along Construction Zone

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Police report a two-vehicle crash with unknown injuries has occurred in the construction zone near the Trinity Drive and Central Avenue area.

Eastbound traffic on Trinity Drive is down to one lane. There is no westbound traffic on Trinity Drive at this time … ALL westbound traffic is being diverted onto Central Avenue.

Motorists are urged to proceed with extreme caution and if at all possible to avoid the area altogether and seek alternate routes. 

 


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Longview Drive Work Expected To Begin Wednesday

CONSTRUCTION News:

Cable Com Permitting will be doing construction located at and along the area of 124 Longview Dr. from the northeast corner of Longview Drive before Village Place.

Work is expected to start Wednesday, May 29 and finish Friday, May 31.

During the span of two to three days, Bonnie View is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed through N.M. 4 to Sherwood or N.M. 4 to Rover Boulevard. West Longview Drive is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed to Rover Boulevard. An asphalt cut will be made across the street at 124 Longview by Little Saigon Restaurant. Crews will


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NCRTD Announces Memorial Day Closures

RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
 
The exception will be the 255 RTD Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest which will be in operation that day.
 
The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos.

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Study Finds Los Alamos County Among Best In New Mexico For Living On Social Security

SMART ASSET News:
 
Relying heavily on Social Security as your main source of income in retirement can make budgeting difficult – especially when it comes for housing, which may be the largest category in your spending.
 
There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fifth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Los Alamos

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