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How The Hen House Turns: More Horse Sense

By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We are learning more and more about how closely we are knit into the living web of life on earth. The latest wake-up call comes from the “Notes From Earth” in Discover Magazine’s article “Wildlife” by Nancy Averett.
 
New information is pouring into social media from amateur photographers with motion-activated cameras.
 
In Colorado Springs Sue Dickerson captured views of a skunk at 4 a.m. using a rock as a tool to break the ice in the frozen water dish she had set out. Also reported in the article are the photos of an Eurasian Nuthatch using a piece

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LAPS Celebrates Rock Your Mocs Day

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy, left, introduces Julie Dare Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration at Los Alamos High School. Dare was recently hired as the Native American Liaison for Los Alamos Public School District. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students Rock Their Mocs Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com

 

By JAMES R. MOUNTAIN
Valley Daily Post

Students, parents, administrators, school board members and teachers gathered Thursday in Los Alamos to celebrate


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Luminarias de Abo Event In Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Near Mountainair 5:30 P.M. Dec. 7

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company 

 

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument News:

 

MOUNTAINAIR – The community is invited to a special night at Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

 

The majestic contours of the beautiful Abo mission will glow with more than 1,000 luminarias, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

 


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New Mexico Delegation: $12.5 Million Grant To Improve Safety On Permian Basin Transportation Corridor

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) a $12,500,000 grant.
 
NMDOT will use the funds to repair and add safety enhancements along a section of US Highway 285 between Loving and the Texas border. In addition to repairs from damage caused by increased heavy truck

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Fr. Glenn: The End is Near! (…maybe)

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well … it’s been a little while since I’ve seen a doomsayer prediction in the news … “The end is coming! … at X o’clock on [insert specific date here … rinse and repeat]” type. One can’t help but wonder why some who ascribe to the inerrancy of Biblical scriptures seem to forget Jesus: “Heaven and earth will pass away…But of that day and hour NO ONE knows…” (Matthew 24:35-36) Yet, despite such assurances from Jesus Himself, such predictions linger. Hopefully the doomsayer in his sincerity will be so kind as to discontinue the collection/tithing that week. “Ah … mortgage, schmortgage!


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Cone Zone: Week Of Nov. 18, 2019

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following project:

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

In order to build the new Canyon Road connection, it is necessary to install an 8” waterline across N.M. 502 at Arroyo Lane. This will require a flagging operation, which is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

The plan is for Star Paving to complete construction of the Canyon Road connection and then close the existing Canyon Road at a time/date yet to be determined. More information will be available in the next Cone Zone.

With the exception of traffic


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Posts From The Road: San Francisco de Asis Church

Front Exterior: The front of the church is adorned with three crosses, one above the entry and one on each bell tower. A large buttress below each bell tower support the front of the structure. The shadow of a cross in the foreground is from the entrance archway to the church grounds. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Light, Shadow and Form: The sculpted shapes of the church create interesting light and shadow forms all times of the day. A walk around the building reveals many unique design features. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Window and Vigas: The window and vigas create

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Meow Wolf Two Ways: With And Without Kids

Outside Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Becky Rutherford takes a virtual adventure aboard The Raven. Courtesy photo
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
I work full time, I have kids, I’m in school, and I am perpetually behind on laundry, but sometimes you have to say, “Time for a break” and drop everything to go to Meow Wolf and dance your behind off.
 
Or at least that’s what I told myself when I bought tickets to Claude Vonstroke’s Oct. 18 show at Meow Wolf.
 
I had seen Vonstroke perform at Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex music festival in July, and he was fantastic,

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Yoga & Mimosas At Pajarito Mountain 11 A.M. Today!

Yoga & Mimosas at 11:30 a.m. today at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito is hosting Yoga & Mimosas at 11:30 a.m. today on the Mountain at the lodge.

The cost of $18 includes a 1-hour yoga class, doughnuts, fruit and mimosas.

The event is open to the community to attend and enjoy the beautiful fall colors and get stretched out for ski season.


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Liddie Martinez Book Signing In Los Alamos Tuesday

A truck filled with newly minted cookbooks by Author Liddie Martinez has arrived in time for her upcoming book signing events: Sunday in Historic Los Luceros, Tuesday at Fuller Lodge and Friday in Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Author Liddie Martinez will sign her new cookbook and answer questions from the community, which will be treated to a warm meal of her traditional recipes 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Historic Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.
 
Register for the event at thechileline.com or purchase a ticket at the door.

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Home Country: Flat Story

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“Did you read the paper from the city today?” Steve asked. The rest of us shook our heads no. Most everything pertaining to us occurs on the pages of the Valley Weekly Miracle or is deliberately excluded for the same reason.
 
“I’ve been following that flat story, you know,” Steve said, nodding yes to Mavis for a coffee refill. “Haven’t heard how that went yet.”
 
“Flat story?” Doc asked.
 
“Yeah. You know them guys who think the earth is flat and went to Antarctica to prove it?”
 
“You’re kidding.”
 
“No. Really. They said those pictures

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SFNF Forest Road 102 Closing For Winter

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is closing Forest Road (FR) 102 through Pacheco Canyon for the winter season.
 
Gates are already locked at the junction of FR 102, also known as Pacheco Canyon Road, and N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, and at the junction of FR 102 and FR 412.
 
The public can access the western end of FR 102 from Santa Fe County Road 76 to reach the Aspen Ranch Trailhead this weekend, but that gate will be locked for the winter on Monday morning.
 
The seasonal closure of FR 102 is to protect public

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Author Liddie Martinez Discusses Her New Cookbook The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes

Cover of The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Liddie Martinez folds the experience of her childhood into her newly published cookbook, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes (video).

Her first book signing event is Sunday at the Los Luceros historic site.

 
Author Liddie Martinez

Martinez was born and raised in the Española Valley and in her new book shares her traditional farm-to-table recipes handed down for centuries.

“My mom was a single


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NMDOT: Lanes Reduced To One At Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project On N.M. 4 Starting Today

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that starting today, the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane at the Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project on N.M. 4 west of Los Alamos at mile marker 48.9.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with a temporary signal.

Note: There is a 10′ width restriction so no wide loads are permitted.

This project is scheduled to be completed Nov. 26; weather permitting.


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Home Country: Life Is Good

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
The first cold nights sent Billy indoors. Aunt Ada always had room on the couch for Billy. It was different now, of course, since Desdemona passed away. She was good, for a cat. Now there was just Billy and the other cat, Boots, to share the couch.
 
Billy was no dummy. In the past three years or so, since he became the official town dog, he not only knew his duties, but his options as well. Billy’s duties were to see the children safely across the street to school (helped by Martin, the crossing guard) and to visit the residents of the Rest of Your Life retirement home.

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Rock Your Mocs Week Underway In Los Alamos

Students gather for a Rock Your Mocs pose during an event at UNM-LA. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

Rock Your Mocs Week runs through Saturday in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world.

Jessica Jaylyn Atsye of Laguna Pueblo founded Rock Your Mocs in 2011 as a Native American and Indigenous Peoples social media event held annually and during National Native American Heritage Month in November in the U.S.

Beginning in 2013, Rock Your Mocs has been organized and produced by Native American event producer Melissa Sanchez (Acoma/Laguna Pueblos) of Emergence Prod


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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Honoring Our Veterans

The NJROTC color guard from Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LARSO
 
Gathered to honor the memory of their friend, local veteran James Griffin, from left, Mark Hinrichs, Pat Archer, Ron Christman and Bob Hiromoto at his memorial service the BESC. Courtesy/LARSO
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

Recently the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) hosted a memorial service for former member and local veteran James Griffin.

Griffin passed away in September without family and the centers felt the need to highlight his life and service to country, at


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Fr. Glenn: We Will Serve

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A happy Veterans Day weekend to all of you veterans out there! … most especially to you who have been ordered to, and have endured, the trials and tribulations of combat zones. And, even more especially, to all of you who have physical and/or mental scars attesting to your courage and sacrifice more than any badge or medal or parade ever could. Thank you so much for your service to our nation and, ultimately, to her people.

And … it’s a doubly special day for Marines every year. November 10 is the much-hailed and hallowed Marine Corps birthday … the anniversary of the establishment


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Posts From The Road: Luckenbach, Texas Where Everybody’s Somebody…

Post Office: The post office, general store, and bar were all located in this building when Luckenbach was established in the 1800s. The post office was decommissioned in 1971 but the building retains the post office sign today. The general store and bar are still very active. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Hats and Hondo: A display of hats for sale in the general store  is centered around a painting of Hondo Crouch who purchased Luckenbach and lived there from 1970 until his death in 1976. Much of the folklore and vibe of the town can be attributed to Hondo Crouch. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com


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