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Weekly Fishing Report: July 18

on July 18, 2018 - 8:44am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The monsoon rains have started and most of the fishing spots on Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National forest that had been closed are now open to anglers. More good news is that you can now have campfires on both National Forest lands. Campfires help to make camping out an even more enjoyable experience.
 
Fishing during these summer rainstorms can be good as they can quickly cool the water, raise the streamflow and trigger the fish into biting. Pack some rain gear, but do take cover if there is lightening.
 
The rain

Youth Resiliency Committee: The Importance Of Play

on July 18, 2018 - 6:36am

Summer is a time to play. Courtesy/freepic.com

Youth Resiliency Committee News:

The summer break is just more than half over! The Youth Resiliency Committee hopes that the youth and families of this community have had a chance to relax and enjoy the free time of summer.

 
Summer is a fantastic time to practice skills that people are trying to improve. It is a time to learn new skills in preparation for new challenges. But don’t forget summer also is a time to play.
 
Playtime and downtime are crucial to the development of resilient youth. Take a few minutes to watch this video by Dr.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Bonding

on July 17, 2018 - 9:33am
Even the squirrels will stop and stare, posing nicely, if I talk sweet nothings to them. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We have never owned a horse, but I would love to have had one, plus several to keep it company--now that I've read about them and their remarkable history with humans. What an incredible tolerance they have had for us. Why did they adapt to our demands over so many thousands of years? What in their nature allowed that, given their preference for living wild in small bands?
 
It makes me wonder how long we have domesticated chickens.

Benson: A World-Changing Rescue...

on July 17, 2018 - 8:26am
By JODY BENSON
Los Alamos Environmentalist

In Thailand just a few days ago, 12 kids and their coach were rescued after surviving two weeks in pitch darkness, not knowing if anybody knew where they were, if anybody would ever find them, if they would die, one by one, running out of oxygen, clinging to the slippery rock on the cold, wet ledge, the last one left to die all alone in absolute darkness.

We watched as the world came together to get those kids out of the cave. It was a miraculous effort that cost Saman Kunan his life.

Home Country: Yard Salin'

on July 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
The hassled, red-faced man cruising the neighborhood Saturday morning in the pickup truck is good ol’ Bert, of course. It’s a warm Saturday, which means only one thing in our part of the country – yard sales. That’s why the charming lady riding next to him, his wife, Maizie, was wearing a big grin.
 
“There’s one Bert,” she said. “On the right. Pull over and park.”
 
It took Maizie almost 20 minutes to work her way up the driveway. There were three boxes of paperback books to go through first, then a shelf full of various knobs.
 
“I’ll ask them what

Letter To The Editor: Thanks County, Community, Staff!

on July 16, 2018 - 6:56am
By Lyle and Gayle Cunningham
Owners of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ

We would like to thank the community for the very warm Grand Re-Opening we had on July 2 at Bob’s Bodacious BBQ!

Acquiring the business was a long process, with the best reward at the end – the ability to continue to serve the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock.

Our family loves this area, and we are pleased to add this fabulous local business to our own family.

To that end, we would like to especially acknowledge the help and support of our County officials in making this a smooth transition.

The County officials we have

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Wiemann: Help Protect Vulnerable Family Members From Scam Artists

on July 15, 2018 - 8:46am
By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
 
If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decision-making abilities have declined, or who are lonely or recently widowed, you might need to help protect them against financial scams. What steps should you take?
 
First of all, try to gain a good sense of their overall financial activity. Look for red flags, such as a reluctance to discuss money matters, consistently unpaid bills, unexplained withdrawals, mysterious wire transfers or a sudden need to purchase large quantities of gift cards.

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