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Fr. Glenn: ‘Must We?’

on November 3, 2019 - 6:33am


By Fr. Glenn Jones

If you read about (or have experienced) Armed Forces boot camp/basic training, you recognize that arrivals to that training are in that arrival simply breaking the shell, as it were, as “hatchlings” in the service. Basic training is an apt analogy for anyone beginning in a new field of study or profession … and certainly for the budding Christian. One isn’t a “good” soldier, sailor, airman or Marine right off the bat; to become proficient in any field takes time—even a lifetime.

Posts From The Road: Custer State Park

on November 3, 2019 - 6:32am

Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lake is located in the northern part of the park. This lake features several rock formations in and around the lake and is very popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as picnicking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. A lodge and campground are located nearby for overnight stays. Photo by Gary Warren/
Needles Eye Tunnel: One of the tunnels on the Needles Highway is the Needles Eye Tunnel. This tunnel is just over eight feet wide making it a tight space for many vehicles. Photo by Gary Warren/
Needles Eye: The Needles Eye

Daylight Saving Time Ended At 2 A.M. Today

on November 3, 2019 - 6:22am

Farmer’s Almanac News:

Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. today.

Here’s everything there is to know about Daylight Saving—from a brief history of why we observe this practice to the never-ending debate about changing the clocks twice a year:

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.

Note that the term is “Daylight

NWS: Today’s High Near 59; Tonight’s Low Around 32

on November 3, 2019 - 6:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 59 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 32. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Amber Colored Tree On Rose Street

on November 3, 2019 - 5:57am

Daily Postcard: A tree with amber colored leaves stands out last week in the garden on the Rose Street side of the United Church on Canyon Road before the wind blew them all away for the winter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Going Green With LED Lights

on November 2, 2019 - 7:34am
LAPS News:
In a continued effort to introduce environmentally conscious practices, the Los Alamos Public Schools purposefully replace all fluorescent light bulbs with LED lights.
LED bulbs are considered “green” because they are more energy efficient and have a longer life than typical fluorescent bulbs, which makes them cost-efficient in the long run. 
The lights in Aspen Elementary’s gym were the first to be replaced. There has also been complete exterior retrofitting to LED at Los Alamos Middle School, Mesa Complex and Pueblo Complex.

NMMSH: Free Science Saturday Program Nov. 9

on November 2, 2019 - 7:32am
ALAMOGORDO Bring your magnifying glasses, flashlights, and even sunglasses to Trip the Light Fantastic—literally—at Science Saturday at 10 a.m., Nov. 9 in the Tombaugh Education Building at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
"Our Education Department can’t wait to show off their new optics bench for Science Saturday. Attendees will get to play with the basics of light, cameras, and projectors," Museum Director Chris Orwoll said. The optics bench, a donation from Explora!

Madeline Williamson Named Teacher Of The Year

on November 2, 2019 - 7:29am
Los Alamos piano teacher Madeline J. Williamson named 2019 Teacher of the Year. Courtesy photo
Madeline J. Williamson, Los Alamos piano teacher, has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PTMNM).
She will receive the award at the organization’s state conference Nov. 8, during the banquet to be held at The Marriott Albuquerque, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr.

November Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 2, 2019 - 7:28am
SANTA FE National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. 
November is a time to honor the 19 pueblos, 3 apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and the 573 federally recognized tribal nations across the country.
The month of November is also a time to celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Heritage month is a time to educate the public about our tribes and the unique challenges that Native people have faced throughout the centuries.

November Events At National Hispanic Cultural Center Celebrate Music, Dance And Poetry

on November 2, 2019 - 7:27am
The American Flamenco Repertory 20th Anniversary. Courtesy photo
Música Del Corazón; Photo is Saliendo by Frank McCulloch on loan from Ellen Robb.
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a number cultural events in the month of November celebrating music, dance, rhythm and poetry. 
The events include: Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years; Música del Corazón; the film; ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico; and There Must be Other Names for the River concerts.
Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20

NWS: Today’s High Near 53; Tonight’s Low Around 29

on November 2, 2019 - 7:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Morning View From Pajarito Lodge

on November 2, 2019 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: View early this morning from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Courtesy/Webcam

Scenes From County Employee Halloween Luncheon

on November 1, 2019 - 8:50pm

Road construction can be a real horror show. In honor of the roundabout project underway on N.M. 502, Los Alamos County officials dressed as contruction workers during the Halloween-themed employee luncheon Thursday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Here, County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes show off their yellow vests. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart participate in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County employee Enrique Guillen dresses as a domino.

SFNF Fuelwood Permit Sales At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center Saturdays Only In November

on November 1, 2019 - 8:50pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Sales of Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, will be limited to Saturdays only for the month of November.
Normally, the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, located at 7413 N.M. 4 on Jemez Pueblo, has a Forest Service employee onsite Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally to sell permits and provide visitors with information about the forest.

EB&T And LACF Sign Endowment Fund Agreement

on November 1, 2019 - 5:11pm

Enterprise Bank & Trust Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Inclusion Robyn Heidger and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board President David Izraelevitz sign the official Enterprise Endowment Fund matching campaign agreement. The bank pledged a total commitment of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years). Gathered for the signing ceremony this morning at EB&T in Los Alamos, from left, LACF Board Member Linda Daly, Outreach Specialist Uriah Cachora, Heidger, and Izraelevitz, EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez and LACF Board Member Don Cobb. ‘We are so happy to partner

Richard Nebel: Impeachment...

on November 1, 2019 - 5:09pm
Los Alamos

“In a lonely grave, forgotten and unknown, lies ‘the man who saved a president,’ and as a result may well have preserved for ourselves and our posterity constitutional government in the United States…”. These words were written in 1956 by Senator John F. Kennedy in his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Profiles in  Courage”. That forgotten man is Edmund G. Ross and that lonely grave is in the Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Edmund Ross was an abolitionist and a Senator from Kansas.

Arts Council Announces Scarecrow Contest Winners

on November 1, 2019 - 5:08pm
The Preston family's 'Farmer Pumpkin Chops' earned first place in the Family Traditional category. Courtesy/LAAC
The Millertime family's 'Hungry Audrey' earned first place in the Family Contemporary category. Courtesy/LAAC
LAAC News:
Los Alamos Arts Council with Los Alamos MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District have announced the winners for the 2019 Scarecrow Contest.
The contest had 23 entries into the contest this year, each one is an exceptional addition to MainStreet and the Creative District.
This year, there were five categories for Scarecrows:

Wright Brothers Institute, Partners Kick Off Second Round Of T3 Transition Accelerator

on November 1, 2019 - 4:11pm
WBI News:
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), along with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Purdue Foundry, The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), and the Air Force Small Business Office (SBIR/STTR) are seeking applications for the second cohort of the T3 Transition Accelerator.
Accepted small businesses will experience 10-weeks of intensive curriculum, preparing their products for military and commercial markets with the goal of making innovative technologies easier to integrate into the Air Force.
Unlike traditional accelerators, the T3 Transition Accelerator takes no equity stake

Liddie Martinez Book Signing Events Nov. 17, 19, 22

on November 1, 2019 - 4:10pm

Author Liddie Martinez
Española Valley


Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook.

Martinez is sharing her traditional farm-to-table recipes that have been handed down for centuries. Now these delicious dishes can be carried on by you and your family—just in time for holiday giving!


  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 22 Members Steven Bullock And Jacob Werner Receiving Eagle Rank Saturday

on November 1, 2019 - 4:01pm
Boys Scouts Troop 22 members Steven Bullock, left, and Jacob Werner will receive their Eagle Rank Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Steven Bullock and Jacob Werner, Los Alamos High School students and members of the Boys Scouts Troop 22, will receive their Eagle Scout Rank during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.
To earn Eagle Rank, Bullock and Werner each completed civic projects. Bullock’s project involved leading a group of fellow scouts doing trail work at the Cherokee Wildlife Preserve in Sedalia, Colo.
Werner’s project included

SFCC Receives $3 Million Five-Year Grant

on November 1, 2019 - 3:59pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that it is one of 43 institutions across the country to receive a $3 million five-year, U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) grant.
SFCC’s Title V DHSI Project, Minority Academic Pathways to Success (MAPS), seeks to build systemic institutional capacity to implement the Guided Pathways model – a transformational approach that removes barriers Hispanic and low-income students face in achieving post-secondary success.
Project objectives include the establishment of meta-majors,

CrossFit Los Alamos Keeps Cranking Out Champions

on November 1, 2019 - 3:03pm
Kelly Gill competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
Shawn McGrane competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
Kim Granzow competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
Owner of CFLA
CrossFit-Level 2 Trainer
During the weekend of Oct. 26, six local athletes competed in two different weighlifting events in Albuquerque.
Kim Granzow, Kelly Gill and Shawn McGrane competed in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness.
Granzow competed in

Sen. Heinrich Taps Rebecca Avitia For Chief Of Staff

on November 1, 2019 - 9:51am

Rebecca L. Avitia

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this morning that Rebecca L. Avitia will serve as his chief of staff in Washington, D.C.

Avitia is a native New Mexican and will be one of three Latino chiefs of staff serving in the Senate. She is transitioning next week from her role as Heinrich’s state director.

Before joining Heinrich’s state leadership team, Avitia served as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

“Throughout her career, Rebecca has been a strong

New Mexico Commits To Outdoor Recreation Principles

on November 1, 2019 - 9:35am
Director of Outdoor Recreation Axie Navas (bottom row at right), joins with representatives from four other states Oct. 24 to be the latest signatories of the Confluence Accords. Courtesy/NMED
NMED News:
SANTA FE Outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords, on behalf of their governors, at a signing ceremony yesterday. That brings the total number of states to an historic 13.
The signing took place in St.

Environmental Services Division: Consequences Can Be UnBEARable

on November 1, 2019 - 7:24am

Black Bear. Courtesy/


Bears hibernate not because of the cold but because there is a lack of food during the winter months.

To get the 20,000 calories a day while fattening up before hibernation, a bear would need to eat about 200 ounces of acorns, 78 pounds of blueberries, nearly 25,000 tent caterpillars or 25 cups of birdfeeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.
Bears are not out to cause problems. Black bears are very smart and will do their best to take advantage of all the easy-to-get-at calories we make available such as accessible garbage,