Opinion & Columns

Lahiri-Gupta: Los Alamos Is Not Diverse; Stop Pretending It Is

By SOUMYO LAHIRI-GUPTA
Los Alamos

It was November of 2014. Gary King was running against Susana Martinez in the gubernatorial election for New Mexico. Polling stations remained busy throughout all of Los Alamos. People of all ages and backgrounds were out campaigning for the candidate they believed in. 

One of my friends had an extra Gary King sign that he wasn’t using. I grabbed ahold of this sign and held it on a Central sidewalk right next to Ashley Pond, just as I had in 2008 and 2012 for Barack Obama. The difference in 2014 was that a police officer drove by. I saw him coming and I honestly did not think


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Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott On Completing Transition To Phase 1 Reopening

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

I hope this note finds you and your families and friends well. (And if you read all the way through this note, you win a special good news item at the end!)

What a change June will bring to our community and state. With the opening of in-door dining, gyms, salons, pools and other businesses (all at limited capacities), we are completing the transition to Phase 1 reopening that started mid-May.

Mass gatherings of five or more individuals continue to be prohibited.

Throughout the next few weeks, the Governor and her team will continue to closely monitor the


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies. Photo by Liddie Martinez

Mexican Wedding Cookies. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

Few culinary treats are as universal as the Mexican Wedding Cookie.

Known by many other names and home in many other places, including Eastern and Western Europe, these powdery little treasures are also known as Danish Wedding Cookies, Russian and Swedish Tea Cakes and as polvorones (dust bunnies) in Spain.

These buttery nuggets packed with crunchy pecan pieces are traditionally served at Mexican weddings and so, it is likely that their American name, Mexican


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Letter To The Editor: Supporting Family Strengths Network

By HANNAH MILLER
Los Alamos

I would like to voice my support for Family Strengths Network. 

I have two little boys (and another coming in August) and FSN has been a vital resource for me during this time of life. 

It is a wonderful place to meet moms, have a comfortable and safe place for me to relax and for my boys to play, and full of resources for both myself, other moms, dads, grandparents, PTs, OTs, etc. 

I have greatly needed and enjoyed FSN and it would be a huge shame for them to lose their funding. Let’s find a way to fund this wonderful resource for our community. 

To show support, email the county


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Skolnik: Racial Injustice And Health Disparities

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week reminds us of the extent to which racial injustice remains a central feature of American life. Closely related to this are America’s remarkable racial disparities in health.

Life expectancy at birth in the US varies with race, with African Americans, American Indians, and Alaska Natives having the shortest lives. In 2017, life expectancy was 4.5 years greater for a white male than for an African American male. It was 2.7 years greater for a white female than for an African American female. American Indians and Alaska


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Home Country: With Just My Dog

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

Windy walked out away from his house, but kept his mask in his pocket.

There was never any quit when Windy decided to whip something, and this time it was that coronavirus. Our little valley had pretty much shut down, just like almost everyone else’s.

For the loquacious Windy Wilson, whose most precious word was “audience” it was an especially tough time. Stay home. Wash your hands. Wear your mask, and don’t go where there are more than five people.

Well, that wiped out any visit to the Mule Barn truck stop coffee shop. So what was left? He couldn’t even corner any school kids


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Weekly Fishing Report: June 1, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: Lake and park schedules are changing often during the COVID-19 pandemic so call ahead for the latest information.

The fishing opportunities for New Mexico anglers continue to expand after more State Parks are opened up for day use only.

Nine more State Parks opened May 30 for day use only this weekend. Five more State Parks will open for day use today, June 1 to bring the total number of State Parks reopened to 31 since being closed March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There is still no overnight camping allowed at State Parks.


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