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Fr. Glenn: Elusive Truth

on March 24, 2019 - 7:47am

Fr. Glenn Jones

One of the more unpleasant aspects of my new job for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is being the referee of sorts between differing parties—trying to liberate truth from the shackles of the two adversarial positions. For the casual observer that may sound fairly simply, but the initiated can assure you that it is not.

One of the complicating aspects which worms its way into the proceedings is nefarious pride—not pride such as a parent might have at the success of a child, but rather the self-interested and defensive pride which obscures truth, preventing reconciliation and the

Weekly Fishing Report: March 22

on March 22, 2019 - 7:52am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Spring officially began March 20 and the weather has turned warmer recently. Temperatures in Northern New Mexico are in the 50’s and 60’s.
 
There are still some lakes that are closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions, but it shouldn’t be long before most of the lakes are free of ice and open to fishing. Some of the higher small lakes above 9,000 feet will remain frozen until April and even into May.
 
The cold winter we just had has delayed the blooming of fruit trees here in the Espanola Valley.

Letter To The Editor: Ironically Scientists Are Ignored

on March 22, 2019 - 6:10am
By RICK NEBEL
Los Alamos

The county council has asked for input as to what the county priorities should be. Most of the suggestions have been along the lines of how to spend county/state revenues to improve the quality of life in Los Alamos. My suggestion is a little different, and I thought it would be best to put it in writing.

We do a lot of things for a lot of different people in this town. We have facilities for the swimmers, the skaters, the skiers, the tennis players, the golfers. We have many programs and facilities for children, like sports groups and Boy Scouts.

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McQuiston: Our Spring Winds May Require Additional Coverage

on March 21, 2019 - 12:35pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


Last week’s wind prompted me to re-publish a story about what happens when that big beautiful tree in your yard comes crashing down.

Did you know that most homeowner’s policies only cover trees that hit a covered structure? There’s also a limit to how much insurance will pay to remove the tree debris, once the tree has hit the ground. While most of us worry about having adequate insurance coverage for our homes and cars, how often do we think about trees? If your home or property is surrounded by trees, keep reading.

Most standard homeowner’s policies cover

World Futures: Electricity And Other Energy – Part 3

on March 21, 2019 - 7:39am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
Human beings need energy to exist in some manner, either just get by or live a more rewarding life.
 
As humanity we need energy to collectively choose our paths. Historically we found a great source of energy in the chemical bond of various forms of matter and evolved. We saw the internal combustion engine emerge as a highly useful tool to do work. It has been around longer than all of the living human beings of today.
 
With it, however, we began emitting large quantities of C)2, especially as our ingenuity was applied and our population grew –

Letter To The Editor: Disappointed In HB 51 Vote

on March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
By Barbara Calef, co-president, LWVLA
By Rebecca Shankland, co-president, LWVLA

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico has written the following news release, which we wish to share with the community.

The League of Women Voters is deeply disappointed that the New Mexico Senate voted against HB 51, which would have repealed the outdated law making abortion a crime. New Mexico women deserve to know that a full range of healthcare will remain available to them even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

The League believes that in a pluralistic society such as ours the individual’s right to make

Letter To The Editor: Guaje Pines Cemetery Unaffordable

on March 20, 2019 - 12:47pm
By JEFF ROBERTS
White Rock
 
My father passed away recently, a resident of Los Alamos for 60 years. We wanted to make arrangements to lay his urn next to my mother in Guaje Pines Cemetery, in an adjoining plot they had purchased years ago.
 
The plots already shared the marker with both their names. We were going to make arrangements in December, however the heavy snow precluded the internment, and were asked to postpone. We held the funeral, but waited as requested to bury the remains.
 
A few weeks ago I inquired at the county to begin the process for the internment.
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