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Letter To The Editor: Public Transit Provides Economic, Environmental, Convenience And Health Benefits

on January 20, 2019 - 9:52am
By DENNIS SEGURA
Engineering Project Manager
Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities
 
For the past 4 1/2 years, I have been a regular user of public transit, as I live near Glorieta and work in Los Alamos. I utilize the NMDOT Park and Ride, Atomic City Transit and occasionally the Rail Runner from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. I choose to take public transit for a variety of reasons, among them economics, environmental impact, convenience and health.
 
My daily commute is 100 miles round trip.

Ringside Seat: Keep An Open Capitol

on January 19, 2019 - 11:48am
The east entrance to the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
One of several statues and sculptures on the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Dist. 40 House Rep. Joseph Sanchez, right, (Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba and San Miguel counties) looks over the rotunda Tuesday at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MILAN SIMONICH
 
What a spectacular place the New Mexico Capitol is.
 
Millions of dollars of artworks line the

Make A Difference On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 18, 2019 - 6:37pm
By ROB WILKINSON
The Family YMCA, CEO
 
The New Year often brings feelings of positive improvement and change – a new year, a time to focus on living a better life and providing support for those around us. As we make our way through the month of January, it’s important to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a pioneer in the world of positive improvement and change, with the celebration of the MLK Day of Service Monday.
 
For over 20 years, the MLK Day of Service has encouraged individuals to volunteer their time to improve their communities.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

World Futures: Some Definitions Or Lack Thereof Part 2

on January 17, 2019 - 3:20pm
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the previous column, differences between capitalism and socialism were discussed, both viewed as formal economics. The perception of both is how to operate the state or nation and the balance between economic freedom, personal choice and economic growth or social freedom and reduced business fluctuations.

In 1776, Adam Smith viewed the world as various nation-states competing economically with one another. As a member of a nation-state, the better one’s country does, the better one’s personal existence is. But is that true?

Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Give Your Health A Jumpstart In 2019

on January 17, 2019 - 10:40am

By GLENDON COOK, MD
Los Alamos Family Care

Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier.

While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards.

It can reduce our risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and it can help boost our energy, sharpen our memories and stabilize our mood, leading to a noticeable

Open Book: Road Trip

on January 17, 2019 - 8:00am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

Although we have made the road trip from Los Alamos to St. Louis and back dozens of times, we still begin preparing for the two-day drive in advance, piling on the spare bed items we rarely use except on this trip: a GPS, a flashlight, an emergency kit, yerba mate gourd so we can sip the traditional South American energy drink. Then we head out East, retracing the steps of the Santa Fe Trail pioneers. Except that those pioneers didn’t have a garage whose door may, or may not, have been left open.

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