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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 5

on December 5, 2018 - 9:53am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The weather has been colder than normal for much of November and now early December. In years past I remember it not being unusual to get a cold spell at this time of year.
 
The cold weather has brought snow to the mountains and the Sangre de Cristos are particularly pretty right now covered with snow. It’s a welcome sight after last year’s very dry winter.
 
If you do a lot of mountain driving this time of year, be sure to make a note during the day where melting snow is causing water to flow onto the road.

World Futures: Artificial Intelligence – Part Four

on December 3, 2018 - 11:52am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
Previously we looked at presenting a consumer with a list of video program selections based on “preferences” of the individual consumer. The service being provided is essentially a “cloud library” of video programming with the “librarian software” helping in the selection process.
 
Concurrently, the “cloud librarian” is collecting data about the collective consumers to help in the selection or creation of new media products.
 
The “cloud librarian” is making decisions in providing individual customer service but is restricted from

Smart Design With Suzette: Top 5 Holiday Decoration Ideas & Trends 2018

on December 3, 2018 - 11:20am
Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Interior Decorator
 
The temperature has dropped, mittens and gloves are out and the excitement and joy of the season is already in the air. If you're looking to freshen up your holiday decor this year, look no further. There's something here for everyone—at every style and budget.
 
1. MODERN FARMHOUSE
 
Joanna Gaines would be so proud—modern farmhouse holiday decorations are definitely a hit this year, and you'll find plenty of options for your home. Warm hues, wood accents, flickering candles, and plant-forward garlands are the perfect elements for
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Wiemann: Three Factors To Consider When Making Charitable Gifts

on December 3, 2018 - 8:04am
By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
 
The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind.
 
In addition to making gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. But before you donate financial assets, such as stocks, you will need to consider several factors, including taxes, your portfolio balance and the reputation of the charity. Let’s look at these areas:
 
Taxes – Your donations to qualified charities (those that are considered 501(c)(3) organizations by the Internal Revenue

Home Country: Snowboarding On Parker’s Ridge

on December 3, 2018 - 7:29am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

 

Marvin Pincus understands that times change. He sure has. He’s a lot older now, of course, and it gives him more time to consider things, like snowboarding.

 

There he was, the other day up on Parker’s Ridge, our local ski slope, resting his arms on the antique wooden ski poles he’s used since the Hoover Administration.

 

And down the hill came young people, swooping and swooshing on snowboards and it got ol’ Marvin shaking his head.

 

“Back when I was young,” he said, “we had to work at this. You had to have skiing lessons, of course.

Fr. Glenn: Reason For Hope

on December 2, 2018 - 7:10am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Ahhh … December. The crisper air … the quiet beauty of snowfall … the anticipation of Christmas and holidays with family and friends just around the corner. It’s a time when those who love to go shopping revel in the quest for those perfect gifts … and when we who hate to go shopping rejoice in Amazon.com, and the choices and brevity afforded by the vast internet marketplace.

Tales Of Our Times: Checks On Power Embraced By The Founders And Voters

on December 1, 2018 - 5:39am

Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Checks On Power Embraced By The Founders And Voters

Our Nation’s Founders were not perfect people. Yet, the cast of Founders had varied strains of genius among them, including their native grasp of human defects in their peers. Talent in dealing with defects in their colleagues would prove a vital resource for shaping a government that reins in our natural follies. Think “checks and balances.”

The Founders’ first constitutional convention gained surprising results by adopting a remedy for impulsive flaws.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 30, 2018 - 10:18am

McQuiston: Your Tree Fell In Your Yard ... Are You Covered?

on November 29, 2018 - 9:10am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


The past few months have been devastating for much of the country due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing a catastrophic amount of damage, especially in the southeast.

There have been homes destroyed, businesses closed, and families displaced around the region. The south is known for its big, beautiful trees that line the parks, streets, and neighborhoods. But did you know that most homeowner’s policies only cover the cost to remove trees that hit a covered structure?

There’s also a limit to how much insurance will pay to remove the tree debris, once

Zero Waste Gift Ideas: Thinking Outside The Gift Box

on November 29, 2018 - 9:00am

By THE ZERO WASTE TEAM:

Los Alamos, New Mexico— It’s November, and that means the seasonal food- and gift-based holidays are right around the corner! Every year at this time, I walk through stores crammed with festive lights, oversized toys, and decorated conifers, and it reminds me of the extent of consumerism.

Many of us are unaware of how much our gifts cost – not to our wallets, but to our planet. Manufacturing and transporting goods has become so efficient that most of us are blind to it. Things magically appear at the store for us to buy and take home.

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 28

on November 28, 2018 - 6:31am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The cold weather continues and more lakes will start to freeze. Several lakes do not allow ice fishing once they are frozen over. Fenton Lake State Park and Monastery Lake normally do not allow ice fishing. Both are still open.
 
It won’t be long before Fenton Lake freezes over as it is already 75-percent iced and even colder weather is forecast for later this week. The fishing in what open water remains is slow. Call 575.829.3630 for conditions.
 
Monastery Lake is on private land and does not allow ice fishing.

Schultz: Setting The Record Straight

on November 27, 2018 - 2:35pm
By ROBYN SCHULTZ, Chair
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County

The Los Alamos Monitor got it wrong in their article of 11/18/18, “Tarin Nix: Local strategist helps turn LA Blue”.

It appears that the Monitor is looking for a reason that local Democratic Party Candidates swept all the Los Alamos races. This article seems to point to a political strategist as the reason.

Tarin Nix has run Stephanie Garcia Richard’s campaigns since the final weeks of her 2012 campaign. And she has been successful, including Stephanie’s latest win in her race for State Land Commissioner.

Izraelevitz: We Are All Part Of Los Alamos County...

on November 27, 2018 - 7:53am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
County Council Chair
 
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
 
Although the campaigning is over and we are getting ready for the holiday season and the New Year, I wanted to give a final thank you to all my friends who supported me through this, my last campaign for public office. I look forward to a productive next four years with my new partners on Council, Sara Scott, James Robinson and Randy Ryti.
 
I also want to acknowledge the generosity of those who provided financial support to my campaign.

Fr. Glenn: Embracing The Ideal

on November 25, 2018 - 7:06am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

First, a quick note of thanks to all assisting us at IHM with our Angel Tree … providing gifts and clothing to needy children. We have had some 1,100 requests this year from various agencies in our area, so any help you can provide is much appreciated.

In that vein, if you’d ever like to aid IHM’s efforts to help the local poor (especially in the winter season when needs are more dire), you can always surf to our IHM Christian Concern Committee page to contribute; the most recent financial statement is there so you

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 24

on November 24, 2018 - 10:15am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

With temperatures falling below zero in the Moreno Valley and below freezing nearly every morning everywhere else, the fishing pressure has fallen off and some lakes are beginning to ice over.

There were no reports from a number of lakes as many anglers chose to stay home, stay warm and watch football.

Most of the stocking of rainbow trout now takes place in Southern New Mexico in the Winter Trout Waters. These lakes and ponds are stocked in the late fall and winter because in the summer they get too warm to support trout.

There

Garrison: 2018 Thanksgiving Thankful List

on November 22, 2018 - 7:12am
By TOM GARRISON
St. George, Utah

Each November I compose a “Thanksgiving Thankful List” for the preceding year. My wife Deb and I enjoy our life in red rock southern Utah and have many things for which we are thankful.

I hope sharing them brings a smile and acknowledgement that even the seldom thought of can be a source of thankfulness.

My 2018 Thanksgiving Thankful List:

  • I’m glad condiments now come in squeezable plastic bottles. Those of us of a certain age remember when ketchup came in a tall skinny round bottle with a small opening.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 22, 2018 - 7:02am

One Of History’s Most Prestigious Addresses: Bathtub Row In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 21, 2018 - 7:05am

20th Street in downtown Los Alamos was renamed Bathtub Row in 2007. Courtesy photo

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

Although another Los Alamos once existed in northeastern New Mexico and a town by that name is still on maps of California, northwest of Santa Barbara, I think that I’m safe in saying that we are the only place in the United States with a street named Bathtub Row. (Of course I checked on Google!) However, there is a Bathtub Rock Road in Greensboro, VT, and a Bathtub Trail in Berlin, NH.

One might make a fairly good guess at the origin for the Greensboro road and

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know...

on November 19, 2018 - 6:01am

Dr. Glendon Cook

LAMC News:

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.

That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

But just what is diabetes? Who is at risk? And how can it be prevented? Here’s a quick primer.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that develops when your body’s ability to make

World Futures: Artificial Intelligence – Part Three

on November 18, 2018 - 9:47am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the previous column it became clear that the difference between humans and machines is the speed of processing data and information.
 
A simple data point is really very simple and we humans can handle it very easily even if we do not understand the potential knowledge it conveys. If you go to the grocery store and see an item for sale for one dollar, it clearly tells you how much money you need to pay for it.

Fr. Glenn: A Sense Of Urgency

on November 18, 2018 - 8:18am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

In the Catholic Church, we are nearing the end of our liturgical year, which is to reflect our hope and faith in Jesus’ Second Coming and the fulfillment of God’s kingdom. Thus, in our Gospel reading this weekend, we read of Jesus saying of humanity: “…they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect…” … the “elect”, of course, meaning those who follow the Word of God—which Jesus Christ IS—and seek to do God’s will in their lives.

Wiemann: Share Financial Abundance With Family

on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this holiday should be about more than turkey, football, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

After all, the idea behind Thanksgiving is to share what we have with our loved ones. But if you want your family to take part in your abundance, you will want to look beyond one day in November.

To help ensure you leave the type of legacy you desire, you will need to follow a detailed plan of action, including these steps:

Review your estate plans.

McQuiston: Strengthen Your Home Insurance Protection Against An Unseen Danger

on November 17, 2018 - 9:39am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 Most – if not all – homeowner insurance policies in the marketplace contain limitations or exclusions in them for fungi, wet or dry rot, and bacteria.

On the surface this might not seem like a big deal; however, should a slow water leak in your home lead to mold that isn’t detected for quite some time, this can be a real concern.

The vast majority of the standard/preferred insurance policies I’ve dealt with address this type of peril by capping coverage for two types of situations:

Type I: Damaged property at the residence premises due to the presence of

What’s Next For New Mexico’s Free Market Movement?

on November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
By PAUL GESSING
President
Rio Grande Foundation
 
The Rio Grande Foundation is a non-partisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans, we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our State.
 
As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back. That said, the utter devastation of the GOP and most fiscally-conservative candidates on Election Day will make the 2019 Legislature and beyond quite interesting.
 
We have a number of questions that we don’t know the answers to, but we hope will frame the policy discussion as we

Home Country: Windy’s Tuxedo

on November 17, 2018 - 6:48am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Ever since ol’ Windy began a career in radio, which is unusual for an old hunting guide, cowboy and camp cook, he’s been spending more time thinking about things to say. His radio segment, called Windy’s Words of Wisdom, has given him new purpose.
 
Down at the sale barn the other day, he meandered around until he had several of the guys semi-cornered. You see, the only thing in life Windy Wilson can’t live without is an audience.
 
“Now Doc,” Windy said, “you watch teevee, right?”
 
“Of course.”
 
“So do I, and that’s why I’ve decided to spread out

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