Opinion & Columns

Letter To The Editor: Hats Off To All Of You!

By ANN HAYES
Chairperson
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa
 
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful.
 
Good weather and spirits brought out an enthusiastic crowd.
 
Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event. To the hundreds of attendees who came to see Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program, thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.
 
The Los Alamos Flute Choir provided

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Fr. Glenn: A Useful Servant

By Fr. Glenn Jones

During this time of year, in preparation for Christmas we Catholics read in Mass the Gospels referring to John the Baptist, who preached two major themes: repentance from evil, and producing good fruits of a good life—works of charity. Most Christians believe that without repentance, our good works have little spiritual effect … for doing evil is acting against (rejecting) the Good—i.e., the will of God—and consequently in some degree separates us from God—from Christ—who teaches us: “He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do


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Posts From The Road: Singing Wind Bookshop

Headquarters: You know that you are drawing near when you travel north on Ocotillo Road out of Benson, Ariz., and you see the Headquarters for Books About the Southwest sign at 700 Singing Wind Road. About a half mile drive down the dirt road is the Singing Wind Bookshop. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

The Bell: The bell and sign still stand in front of the bookshop. Today, the shop is manned by employees and volunteers so you probably won’t need to ring the bell for service. The old worn sign and bell are reminders of operation over 40 years ago when Winifred


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Spencer: Why Would You Be Interested In Joining A Gun Club, Anyway?

By KHAL SPENCER
Public Relations Chair
Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club

Los Alamos, New Mexico, is home to one of the best gun clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club, a 501.c4 nonprofit. If you are ambitious, you can drive up to the Whittington Center but that is hours away.

Here at home you can find two full archery ranges, a rifle range with sheltered benchrests and targets ranging out to 300 yards, trap, skeet, and both indoor and outdoor pistol ranges.

The club also has a clubhouse used for meetings and training sessions. Not to mention, you can also find over a thousand outgoing club members


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Letter To The Editor: Time For Action Plan On Housing

By STEVEN SCHRAMM
Los Alamos

The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.

First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?

Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why have they not


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Fuselier: Since My Son’s Death…

Micheal Fuselier

By ROBERT FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Since my son’s death a month ago, I’ve struggled with how public I should be about the cause of his death. However, the recent news of the deaths of other young people and a DEA alert published since my son’s death has made it impossible for me not to bring it into the public domain.

The DEA alert was to inform us, the U.S. public, of counterfeit prescriptions flooding the U.S. from Mexican drug cartels (link). The counterfeit prescriptions mimic legally produced painkillers but contain fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid. Over 25 percent of the pills


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