Opinion & Columns

Home Country: See You Next Year

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“The highlight of the week before New Year’s,” said Steve, semi solemnly, “is to be able to tell your pals ‘See you next year’.
 
“Really?” said Dud. “That’s it? How about now that we’re hip deep … almost … in the new year? What do you do now that is encouraging?”
 
“Well,” Steve said, sipping his coffee and sending a jealous eye to Doc’s sweet roll, “one of my New Year’s resolutions is to figure out what to look forward to the first week of January. I mean … now we have to start worrying about taxes and scoopin’ up all those receipts so the IRS can tell us we can’t

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Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 6, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

This past year saw better streamflows in our rivers and streams in Northern New Mexico thanks to a good snowpack and strong spring runoff. So far this winter, precipitation and snow levels are ahead of last year which is great news for our water supply.

Unfortunately, last year also saw a change in how water is managed at Abiquiu Lake, which is a popular fishing and boating destination for local anglers. They were no longer storing water at Abiquiu and the water level remained low all summer despite the good spring runoff. It remained difficult


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Fr. Glenn: Intentional Mediocrity

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“If the minimum wasn’t good enough, it wouldn’t be the minimum.”

I vividly remember that statement from an acquaintance years ago … and not fondly. He was quite happy to perform the very least required of him and, as you can imagine, eventually the minimum wasn’t good enough and, while still in the same profession, his peers have risen in the ranks around him while he remains mired at the lowest level.

The result? Complaints of being treated unfairly; after all, hasn’t he been working there much longer than the others? “Don’t I do what is [minimally] required?” One can’t help but


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Posts From The Road: Scenes Of 2019 Campsites

January Sunset: After several days of desert camping last January at Quartzsite, Ariz., we were gifted this beautiful sunset on our last evening before moving to a new area. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Well 2019 is history and the new year is off and running.
 
Last week I reviewed some of the roads we traveled during the year. After traveling and living on the road for almost half of 2019, I have chosen to share this week scenes of a few of the campsites we called home. 
 
Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos

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Catch Of The Week: Post-Holiday Phishing Scams

By REBECCA RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
The holidays are over; you’ve probably put your tree away, taken down the lights, but … scammers aren’t ready to call it quits just yet.
 
If you are anything like most American shoppers, you probably spent a lot of money on gifts over the holidays, and likely earned reward points through your retailer for shopping.
 
According to a warning issued from the BBB (Better Business Bureau) crooks are sending phony emails and texts that look similar to messages from big retailers urging you to redeem reward points accrued from all that holiday

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Life After 50: … Life

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
My husband’s girlfriend passed away just before Christmas. It was a sad day for the whole family, for the whole neighborhood really. I’ll explain that more in just a bit, but my goal here is to demonstrate it is the little things that matter in life. It doesn’t matter if you are 12 or 98.
 
We’ve lost a lot of people this holiday season. I can’t write about everyone I know, but this time of reflection is impactful. It was magnified in a different way when I viewed it across the generations. I’ll explain two of them, to share the experience.
 

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Looking Forward In 2020: A Message For The New Year

By Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Editor’s note: LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus sent the below message to staff this afternoon:

Here are five timely topics facing students and staff in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 2020. With this message, I am reaching out to seek your ideas about how to plan for the future and ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive.

Introduction

Your comments about these pressing issues will be used in updating our LAPS strategic plan and school-level DASH Plans. In addition, your thoughts will help with the ongoing process


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