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Weekly Fishing Report: Aug. 8

on August 8, 2019 - 8:03am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
There’s some really good news coming from the Chama-Tierra Amarilla area. Water levels at Heron Lake are the highest they’ve been in many years and the marina at Willow Creek is now open again.
 
In years past, Heron was a popular destination for sailboats and boaters from all over the state could moor their boats at the Willow Creek Marina. Low water levels forced the closure of the marina and low water levels made the launching of sail boats difficult.
 
The heavy snowpack this past winter and subsequent heavy spring runoff

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Magnificent Jack Clifford

on August 6, 2019 - 8:59am
Volunteer extraordinaire Jack Clifford with Los Alamos Retirement & Senior Organization Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos Retirement & Senior Organization
 
My volunteer for the month is the White Rock Senior Center’s Jack Clifford.
 
Jack has been an active volunteer at the White Rock Senior Center for more than 22 years, logging 8,350 hours as of February 2018. That number grows on a weekly basis.
 
I found out about Jack when he was nominated for an award for another group I work with called, Champions of Youth Ambitions

An Open Book: Summer Job

on August 5, 2019 - 7:36am

By DAVID IZRAELEVTIZ
Los Alamos

My Mom finagled my first real job the summer of 1976, joining her at a factory that made Navy lifeboats and where she worked for several years. My first day I was placed at a table in the corner of the factory floor. My task was to put together and shrink-wrap little fishing kits consisting of a few fish hooks, some fishing line, bait made of nasty-looking leathery strips, an instruction booklet, etc. Mowing lawns paid a lot less but at least it was outdoors, and I could get a sun tan.

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove … Too?

on August 4, 2019 - 7:27am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What is it about babies? To see them in distress strikes to the very core … the very fiber of the core … of the heart. To see them in distress sounds the instinctive primal tocsin: “Save! Protect!!”

One of the saddest (and most difficult) duties of priests and ministers is to try (most often vainly) to comfort parents with a little one in medical distress. Such was the case the other day when called to Pediatric ICU at Presbyterian Hospital.

Of all persons to request a presence there was none other than the commanding general of the New Mexico Army National Guard—kudos

Newton: World Premiere Features Magic Touches

on August 2, 2019 - 9:13am
Jessica Jones (Lyra) and Bille Bruley (Benjamin). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019
 
Bradley Garvin (Drokan) and David Leigh (King Hjarne). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera, 2019

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The Thirteenth Child composed by Poul Ruders working with librettists Becky and David Starobin is a short two act opera. The trail of its creation is from Denmark to Tanglewood to Broadway to Santa Fe.

The best place to begin to reveal the essence of this opera is to read “The Twelve Brothers” fairy tale by the Grimms brothers.

Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living ... Behavior And Contingencies

on August 2, 2019 - 8:51am

By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
Los Alamos  
A member of The International Behaviorology Institute

Last time we took a quick look at contingency causes of behavior through the oversimplified “A—B—Cs of behaviorology.” A slightly more realistic formula, “A—B—P,” refers mostly to events in time and stands for “Antecedents—Behaviors—Postcedents.” We will quickly see this develop into many fully realistic versions, a common one of which is “Evocative Stimulus—Response—Consequential Stimulus.”

Such variables are the starting point, the most basic starting point, for beginning any investigation about any

Snyder: Before The Los Alamos Ranch School There Was The Pajarito Club

on August 1, 2019 - 3:42pm
Ashley’s Limo. Pajarito Club visitors await the start of a tour in Ashley Pond’s Hudson Touring Car. The back of the Pond home is seen on the right. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives
 
P-Club Buildings. A guest cottage, the two-story Pond home, and Ashley Pond’s office are seen in this photograph of the Pajarito Club, c. 1915. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
When Ashley Pond Jr.’s attempt to start a ranch school near Watrous, NM, washed away in a flood in 1904, the disappointment was overwhelming.
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World Futures: Monopoly – Part Three

on August 1, 2019 - 9:35am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
In the previous column we looked at the game of Monopoly and its origin related to the progressive work of Henry George. Besides the Parker Brothers game we also noted Atomicopoly, another version.
 
Interestingly, I found a listing of versions of Monopoly citing 3,472 similar games, both licensed and unlicensed, as of April 30, 2019. Atomicopoly was not included. The web address is: http://jergames.blogpost.com/2006/02/monopoly-versions.html. The logo on the page says “Yehuda – Life Intersects Games.”
 
As individuals, we are all in

McQuiston: The Monsoons Are Here

on August 1, 2019 - 9:20am
By Allen McQuiston
The Jemez Agency

The storm has passed and the immediate danger is over. Now it’s time to survey the damage and decide on the best course of action. Here are some steps to mitigate further damage and get started with repairs.

First, walk around your property. Inspect your yard, and look at the roof from ground level (your insurer would not ask you to get up on your roof). If you believe you have damage, seek help from a professional to inspect. Keep in mind, damage may not always be visible to the naked eye.

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Green Chile Stew

on August 1, 2019 - 9:18am
Green chile stew. Photo by Liddie Martinez
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

Some of you may be asking why it took me so long to get to this dish; maybe it should have been where this column began but, like any good marriage, it takes time to get to the real deal.

You don’t break out the diamond on the first date. Green chile stew is the diamond recipe for every northern New Mexican cook; there are a million variations, all as beloved, rare and flawless as the next one but singular in its existence.

Fuselier: Curiosity Or Fear

on July 31, 2019 - 9:38pm
By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

As a veterinarian interested in nature, I’ve noticed that all biological organisms that can move struggle with the choice to move either towards that which sustains them or away from that which harms. From the simplest ciliated bacterium to us, the struggle is a constant one. As humans, we have the potential to recognize the struggle and how it controls our lives. But the struggle itself takes place constantly below our consciousness through mechanisms that are not that different from less-advanced species.

For most simplest of animals, the choice is controlled

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Catch Of The Week: Equifax Data Breach Settlement

on July 30, 2019 - 7:21pm
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Good news! If you were affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be entitled to compensation.You can receive free credit monitoring for 10+ years from three credit agencies or up to $125 in compensation instead of the credit monitoring. If you had additional expenses as a result of the breach (and have documentation to prove it), you could file a claim for up to $20,000.

How can you check if you were affected by the data breach and file? The safest way is to go directly to the FTC’s website on the Equifax data breach settlement and click the “file a

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Before Debate

on July 30, 2019 - 5:46pm

By RICHARD TRUMKA
President AFL-CIO

 

Good evening. My name is Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5 million member, 55 union AFL-CIO.

 

Our organization’s mission is simple. We raise the voices of working people—the 99 percent of Americans who make a living by getting up and putting in a hard day’s work.

 

We’re everywhere. We make this country run. We ARE this country, yet more and more, the economic and political rules have been rigged against us.

 

Today, here in Michigan, an autoworker woke up with a pain in her stomach, terrified that she’ll be the next to lose her job to

Supreme Court Justice Shannon Bacon: Expanding Civil Legal Resources Is A Good Move For New Mexicans

on July 28, 2019 - 7:42am
By Justice Shannon Bacon
New Mexico Supreme Court
 
We all know that anybody accused of a crime has the right to legal representation and that if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
 
But being provided a lawyer is not a right, nor is a lawyer guaranteed in civil legal cases even though these types of cases can change the course of a person’s life and have severe life consequences.
 
Civil legal cases—anything that’s not criminal—can involve eviction, child custody and guardianship, veteran’s benefits, consumer debt, and restraining orders against an abusive

Lichthardt: Children And Diet – Dealing With The Selective And Stubborn Eater

on July 27, 2019 - 11:30am
Courtesy photo
 
By JORDAN LICHTHARDT, RD
Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico
 
Picky eaters can be a parent’s worst nightmare. My mom still tells stories of when my brother was young. He LIVED on cow’s milk from the time he was weaned, until about 3 years old. I am talking no solid food whatsoever. I cannot even imagine all the concern that caused my parents.
 
The pediatrician reassured them that everything was okay, to hold out until my brother pulled through his nutritional “rut.” My parents undoubtedly wanted their son to be healthy, but there is no way to rationalize with a

Home Country: Epithets

on July 27, 2019 - 8:33am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“Sanctimonious siphons, it’s hot!” said Dud, sitting at the philosophy counter and turning over his coffee cup for action with a single smooth move. Dud is a regular at the Mule Barn truck stop’s legendary world dilemma think tank.
 
“Epithet time again, Dudley?” Doc said.
 
“Epithets and heat time, Doc. When that heat comes along, the only thing that can really change an attitude is a properly tuned epithet. It’s man’s emotional release valve, but of course you know that, being a doctor and all.”
 
Dud doctored his coffee and took a sip.
 
“Right?”

Tales Of Our Times: Tipping Points Bring Problems And Block Ways To Solve Them

on July 26, 2019 - 12:17pm
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Tipping Points Bring Problems And Block Ways To Solve Them
 
“Tipping point” is a popular term that raises the specter of a big change coming. Dictionaries tell us a “tipping point” is “a critical moment in a complex situation in which a small influence or development produces a sudden large or irreversible change.”

Tipping points are found in the natural world, in social behaviors and in mathematics that describe such nature. Tipping points in the news are mostly, but not always, bad.

McQuiston: Can You Afford An Unexpected Sewer Line Replacement?

on July 26, 2019 - 11:26am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
Los Alamos

The drains and toilets in your house start to back up. Nothing seems to be draining so you call the plumber. When the plumber arrives, he inserts a snake with a camera on the end, into your main sewer line from the basement to the city street to see what is going on.

The plumber has bad news. The camera shows that your main sewer pipe has collapsed in several places, has tree root invasions, and the entire line needs to be replaced.  The main sewer pipe is buried very deep in the front yard.

Catch Of The Week: Data Privacy And App Usage

on July 26, 2019 - 11:25am
Courtesy/thenationalcouncil.org
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

It’s July, and it’s hot. So hot that … your friends are all prematurely aging? Surely by now you’ve seen Facebook friends posting images of themselves in 50 years, all thanks to a fun app called FaceApp.

FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to “age” uploaded photos by 50 years. So far, the app has been downloaded by around 80 million users.

Aside from the existential horror of seeing yourself in 50 years, it’s all fun and games until researchers start reading though the user and privacy agreements: by using this app, you

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 26, 2019 - 9:20am

World Futures: Monopoly – Part Two

on July 25, 2019 - 9:48am
By ANDY ANDREWS 
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
Part One of this series dealt with an unrealistic example of a total drinking water monopoly.
 
While completely unworkable because the distribution of water in the world cannot really be controlled, it does illustrate the potential value of a true monopoly, and economic condition where a single entity controls an absolutely essential thing needed by human beings for survival and existence. It is based on money, another artificial or created concept of trading amongst members of a society.

Wiemann: Life Events Can Lead To Seeking Guidance Of A Financial Advisor

on July 24, 2019 - 9:59am
By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor
 
Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones.
 
That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial professional. Here are some of the key life events you may encounter, along with the help a financial advisor can provide: 
 
New job – When you start a new job, especially if it’s your first “career-type” one, you may find that you have several questions about planning for your financial future,
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Weekly Fishing Report: July 24

on July 24, 2019 - 8:50am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

After a period of hot temperatures, the weather has fallen into a typical monsoon season pattern with clouds building over the mountains during the day and forming thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evenings. Some of these storms will move down into the valleys.

Storms at lower elevations can be hit-or-miss, with heavy rain falling in some spots while not too far away it can still be hot and dry.

Be sure to pack some rain gear with you when you head outdoors on fishing and hiking trips.

Streamflows have dropped throughout

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... CEO Carolyn Moore Of Nurses With Heart

on July 23, 2019 - 9:34am
CEO Carolyn Moore of Nurses with Heart. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
The Betty Ehart Senior Center is happy to connect with another community partner, for an educational event.
 
Carolyn Moore of Nurses with Heart asked us to work together to host a Parkinson & Movement Disorder organizational meeting July 29. The meeting is a chance to collect some feedback and provide direction for future gatherings.
 
The meeting is 2-3 p.m., Monday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Karen St. Clair will facilitate the inaugural event. St.

Home Country: 60 Years Of Farming

on July 22, 2019 - 8:03am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
When Harley Jacobsen came into Doc’s office the other day for his physical it was a treat for Doc.
 
Harley is one of Doc’s favorite people. Harley is a farmer. A 24/7 farmer. Ol’ Harley can make hair grow on a bald head and wheat grow on rocks.
 
When he’d been thumped and bumped and listened to and pumped up and partially drained, Harley asked Doc for the verdict.
 
“Not bad at all for someone your age, Harley,” Doc said, grinning. “But you look tired. Take some time off and go fishing or take Gladys to the beach.”
 
“Can’t right now, Doc,” Harley

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