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Fr. Glenn: ‘He Is Inconvenient To Us’

on March 18, 2018 - 7:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the news story about a nativity statue being returned to a church 90 years after it was stolen? Stealing from a church, and thus from God; THAT can’t end well! This reminded of the scriptural story of 1 Samuel 4-6 and the Philistines’ plagues resulting from taking the Ark of the Covenant, ending only after they had returned it to the Israelites. Maybe something similar happened to the one who took the statue in the first place; who knows?

Cinema Cindy Reviews: A Wrinkle In Time

on March 17, 2018 - 9:11am
Los Alamos

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a sweet and courageous film based on the tween novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1962, the book has been a favorite read. But never has it been imagined as quite so colorful and fantastical. The story has a great message—when faced with darkness in the world: Be the Light; Be a warrior.

This is the tale of an adventure taken by 11-year-old Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid (who was Emily in 12 Years a Slave). She, her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of the movie Belle) are still

Amateur Naturalist: A Stage Called Cerro Grande Peak

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
MAP A: The three sides of Cerro Grande peak.
Amateur Naturalist: A stage called Cerro Grande Peak
Cerro Grande is one of the peaks that form the perimeter of the Valles Caldera volcanic crater. Two factors make the Cerro Grande one of the more interesting peaks to visit. It has three flanks. The positioning of these flanks has resulted in different kinds of forest growing on them. The second factor is the change in elevation from its base to its summit. This additionally results in several kinds of plant communities.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am



Smart Design With Suzette: How To Make Your Kitchen Look And Feel Bigger

on March 15, 2018 - 11:06am
Appliance panels. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create extra room in your kitchen, or create the illusion of a bigger space than you have, all without sacrificing a sense of personality.
Consider shallow cabinets. Not all of your lower cabinets must be the standard 24-inch depth. Most cabinet lines (even stock cabinets from big box stores) also come in a 12- or 15-inch depth usually used for upper cabinets.

Using slimmer

Chandler: Healthy Communities – Systemic Approach Needed

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am
Dist. 43 Candidate

I am running for the New Mexico House of Representatives, Dist. 43 because I believe that state government can and should play a more effective role in improving citizens’ lives. 

One area that I will focus on is improving access to and availability of healthcare including behavioral and addictive treatment and prevention services.

How The Hen House Turns: Changing Life

on March 15, 2018 - 7:04am
Formerly of Los Alamos
Do most kids want a pet of their own? Something aside from the family cat or dog? Not something or someone who is just part of the family.
There’s a subtle distinction to be made here. Usually, walking or feeding the dog or cat often falls on this child or that (when Mom and Dad are too busy) “It’s not “my” dog, Mom” (unless I own it, buy it myself, choose it myself, and house it in my room).
I learned that lesson years ago, and I expect it still holds. Or have things changed during the last few decades? Dogs seemed to have changed.