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Posts From The Road: Tyler State Park In Texas

Mist Fog: On the afternoon of our arrival, the weather was misty and foggy. It was not conducive to many outdoor activities but did create some interesting photos around the lake. Fortunately for us the weather cleared overnight and we woke up to sunny skies the next morning. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos 
 
Tyler State Park is a state park in Texas located about 100 miles east of Dallas near the town of Tyler.
 
The centerpiece of the park is a small lake, which provides fishing and many other water activities.

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TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7

 
TOTH News:
 
The community is invited to the Children’s Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
 
A place for children in kindergarten through 6th grade to shop for friends and family. All items are reasonably priced, and gifts are wrapped by volunteers. Parents and preschoolers relax and enjoy coffee and treats while the elementary age children shop.
 
Due to long lines and waiting times last year, we are changing it up a bit this year. Suggested times to arrive: if your last name starts with the letter: R-Z

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Canceled: Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

COMMUNITY News:

The Cowboy Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Posse Lodge is canceled because many volunteers for the event are out of town.

The monthly Cowboy Breakfast will resume Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.


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GOP Hosts Christmas Potluck At UNM-LA Dec. 5

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Christmas potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Room 505 at UNM-LA.

The community is invited to attend … just bring a favorite dish to share!

To participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift (no more than $15).

For more information, contact leadership@losalamosgop.com.


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DNCU Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Firefighters

Los Alamos Firefighters busy Wednesday loading meals provided by Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) into a fire engine at Smith’s Marketplace. Each year DNCU provides meals prepared by Smith’s to firefighters working on Thanksgiving at each of the seven fire stations in Los Alamos County. For more information about this program, contact Diego Muñoz of DNCU at 915.504.4091. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

DNCU’s Kristi Salazar, left, and Diego Muñoz, right at rear, help firefighters sort out meals to be distributed to the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by


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Life After 50: Thankful For Seniors, Community, Staff

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization
 
This week, I want to tell you how thankful we are for our seniors, our community partners and members.
 
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization staffs both the Los Alamos and White Rock Senior Centers. Our employees love our seniors and we become quite attached to them.
 
Quite often, we’re small communities of families. There are many people making sure folks are taken care of every day. Our Head Chefs and their Sous Chefs cook and clean many hours each day, following strict rules and guidelines from

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Warner Waving At Motorists

On the job in Los Alamos is Larry Warner, 87, spotted Tuesday morning on his ‘geriatric jog’ as he likes to refer to his daily two mile walk on North Mesa. A reader contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post about Warner and expressed gratitude for the fact that he smiles and waves at every car that passes by him during his walks. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Local Veteran Thankful For Service Dog … ‘Archi Has Changed My Life’

From left, ADW Dog Trainer Dion Silva with Gilda (service dog in training), ADW Veterans Liaison/Warrior Canine Connection Coordinator Chloe Davis-Masters and Vietnam era veteran David Apple with his service dog Archi during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The special bond that has developed between a Vietnam era veteran and a dog named Archimedes, Archi for short, has by all accounts been remarkable.

“I had some ghosts in my head for 47 years and last summer decided


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Still Time To Sign Up For 8th Grade Washington Trip

 
LAMS News:
 
It’s not too late to sign up for the 8th grade Los Alamos Middle School trip to Washington, D.C. next March.
 
The deadline for sign up has been extended until Dec. 13. Although it may be possible to sign up after Dec. 13, it might be difficult to secure an airline ticket.
 
Airline seats are more difficult to obtain for large groups because of the grounding of the 737 planes. Visit worldstrides.com/signup and use TRIP ID 173688 to secure a spot on this 36-year Los Alamos Middle School tradition and highly educational experience.
 
For more information,

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Lantern Launch At Buffalo Thunder Wednesday

 
BTR News:
 
SANTA FE Thousands of prayers, wishes, promises and dreams will float toward the heavens once the Northern New Mexico sun sets Nov. 27, carried there in brilliantly lit paper lanterns. 
 
The visual effect, according to event management, will create an unforgettable spectacle of lights for miles around that won’t soon be forgotten.
 
The 2019 Lantern Launch takes place at the Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino the night before Thanksgiving. Already one year in the planning, it’s an event unlike any other.
 

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $11.2 Million In Grants To Revitalize New Mexico’s Bus Infrastructure

USDOT News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders.
 
Two projects in New Mexico will receive $11.2 million from FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. A list of the selected projects is available online.
 
“Public bus systems throughout the country provide millions of Americans access to jobs, healthcare,

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LANL: Should Santa Deliver By Drone?

A promising solution to coordinated vehicle/drone delivery to a grid of locations. The black curves are the routes the truck follows at 5 meters per second, and the blue lines inticate the route a drone takes while flying at 25 meters per second. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • A new routing algorithm anticipates the day trucks and drones cooperate to drop packages at your doorstep quickly and efficiently

Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

“People have considered combinations


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Upcoming Events By Author Liddie Martinez Dec. 6-7

Author Liddie Martinez
 
PAJARITO PRESS News:
 
Two more events are coming up at which author Liddie Martinez will answer questions and sign her new cook book, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes:
  • 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at Misión Y Convento at the Plaza De Española on the corner of US 285 (Paseo de Onate) and New Mexico Hwy 30. (Espanola); and
  • Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 in Taos at Las Pistoleras Instituto Cultural de Arte – 1219 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado (Taos area).
 
These are free events and books will be available for purchase at that time, as

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County Issues Winter Driving Safety Tips

COUNTY News:

Winter weather is here and Los Alamos County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible. 

Motorists are encouraged to equip their vehicles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a container of sand and a shovel in their vehicle.

Additionally, motorists should make sure their vehicle is ready for winter driving by insuring the washer fluid reservoir is topped off with washer fluid that is winter rated, the windshield wipers are functional and working properly, the defroster


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Shop On The Corner Thanksgiving Sale Wednesday

Shop on the Corner will offer a Thanksgiving Day sale Wednesday. Courtesy/TOTH

COMMUNITY News:

Wednesday, Shop on the Corner will host its Thanksgiving special sale. The special runs 8:30 a.m. to noon and includes a $5 per bag/basket.

The sale will help the thrift store make more room for its Christmas sale Dec. 4.

The Shop on the Corner, in the Old Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., is a volunteer organization. All of its profits are distributed to areas in need in northern New Mexico as well as distrubution of funds during emergencies in other areas.

The


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‘Take A Ride On Us’ This Thanksgiving Holiday

NMDOT News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Celebrate the Holidays with a safe ride home. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation, is committed to ending DWI. NMDOT is partnering with Bernalillo County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber to support “Take a Ride on Us”.

A single Uber credit of up to $10 will be offered in the Bernalillo County metro area beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 27 through 3 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

Two thousand rides will be available for the Thanksgiving “Take a Ride on Us” program under the Uber app, using the code: ABQTURKEY19. Tips are not included and refunds


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Navajo Social Work Student To Integrate Native Ideology And Western Therapy

Danielle Benally
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Danielle Benally, a Navajo woman and Master of Social Work student at New Mexico Highlands, is determined to become a therapist who integrates Native American ideology with Western therapy methods.
 
Benally drives one and a half hours each way in the evenings from her home in Aneth, Utah to night classes at the Highlands Farmington Center while her husband, Larrin, cares for their children, Tysin, 6, and Sariah, 4.
 
“As I’ve progressed through school, my Navajo heritage has definitely been a motivator,” Benally said. “I have

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Ribbon Officially Cut On CrossFit LA Renovations!

Surrounded by coaches, trainers, athletes, County Councilor Randall Ryti and his wife Wendy Swan, back row center, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, middle row second from right, CrossFit Los Alamos owners Suzanne and John Wilcox officially cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of their newly renovated 5,000 square foot gym at 278 A DP Road. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs. CFLA has


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Scenes From Los Alamos High School Students Attending Journalism Conference In Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos High School teacher Kimberly Engelking photographs her LAHS yearbook students Thursday morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The students are attending a journalism conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/valleydailypost.com

Los Alamos High School yearbook students attending a journalism conference gather for a photo  Friday in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/valleydailypost.com


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Fr. Glenn: Glutting

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Have you known persons who will only eat the finest foods, drink the finest wines, demand the finest in all things? The very idea of the McDonald’s drive-thru is anathema (though maybe they haven’t experienced their green chile double cheeseburgers. Yummmmm.) But if we constantly eat the finest food and drink, and deny ourselves no luxury, soon those things become one’s standard, and other things taste as sawdust. And so, when the finest becomes the expected rather than a “treat”, soon even the finest loses its specialness and its ability to please, and the search for something


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