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Luchini: Sheriff Office A Position Of Trust

on November 1, 2018 - 8:32am

By CHRIS LUCHINI
Libertarian Candidate For Sheriff

The Sheriff’s office in Los Alamos is an Administrative office. It is a position of trust on behalf of important administrative functions that require timely and competent processing.

One mandate of the office is to maintain the Sex Offender Registry, interacting with these offenders in a professional manner.  Another requires interacting with people who are being served paperwork related to lawsuits, divorce and child custody conflicts. Tuesday is the chance for voters to say who we are confident is worthy of this trust.

The Sheriff we

McQuiston: Don’t Scoot Yourself Out Of Insurance

on November 1, 2018 - 8:27am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 I was in San Francisco this summer and came across these electrical scooter you can rent in one spot and drop off in another.  Of course that got my insurance mind off and running … to find an article to address this new trend.

Fleets of dockless electric scooters made by companies such as Bird and Lime have sprouted up in a number of urban areas throughout the country. Bird advertises on their website that they now offer their service in over 100 cities and universities, while Lime offers similar services in over 70 cities.

Weekly Fishing Report Nov. 1

on November 1, 2018 - 7:59am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The weather forecast for Wednesday was for significant snowfall at higher elevations. This means places like the Canjilon Lakes, Hopewell Lake and the Trout Lakes may get snowfall.
 
The snow is predicted to be heaviest on the Eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristos. The drive to Eagle Nest Lake may be snow-packed over Palo Flechado Pass.
 
Lake Maloya near Raton may receive heavy snowfall and Interstate 25 between Pecos and Raton could see bad driving conditions. Las Vegas and Cimarron may also see accumulating snow.

Izraelevitz: Proud Of Service Among The Best People

on October 30, 2018 - 4:40pm
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos County Council Chair
Candidate for reelection

What makes for good government? Is it being responsive to local needs and expectations? Is it being fiscally responsible and a good steward of tax dollars? Or strategic planning that moves a community forward? Yes, all these things, but as the campaign season ends and my continued service is in the hands of you, the voters of Los Alamos, I want to talk about the most important component of government, and one that I have been most proud to serve with. We have some of the best people working for the County.

As

Robinson: Thank You For Being Engage In The Issues

on October 30, 2018 - 7:58am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

It is hard to believe that we are down to the last week of this election cycle, and I want to thank everyone for their patience during this long campaign.

Elections seem to come earlier and earlier, but the people of Los Alamos have been fantastic in inviting me, and my fellow candidates to speak to as many different groups as we possibly could.

For me, it seems like yesterday that me and my fellow candidates were all crammed in the municipal building after declaring our candidacies, patiently waiting for our ballot position

Shin: An Extreme Ideologue Who Will Hurt Public Schools?

on October 29, 2018 - 3:59pm
By LISA SHIN
Republican candidate for House Dist. 43
 
I am responding to Councilor Chandler's mailer that calls me an "extreme ideologue who will hurt public schools." First of all, as a Mom, I am thrilled to have a daughter who is thriving in our public school system. Yesterday, I learned that she excels in math, testing 2 grade levels above her peers. Teachers reported she is also well-rounded, gets along well with others, and has a sense of humor. Why would I want to hurt a system that is working so well for her?
 
Secondly, my 21+ experience as a small business owner and health care

Fr. Glenn: Blessed Are The Meek

on October 28, 2018 - 8:35am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A quick shoutout to the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest second lieutenant, whose commissioning many of us were privileged to attend Saturday. A good steady young man; he’ll make us proud.  Semper Fi, lad ... and good luck.

On another subject … I was perusing the ‘net recently and came across a story of the actress Jennifer Garner attending church services with her kids. That in itself was not terribly unusual; many celebrities do so.

Justice Chávez: Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Could Streamline Appeal, Save Money

on October 27, 2018 - 9:03am

By Retired Supreme Court Justice Edward Chávez

New Mexico voters can lay the groundwork for the speedier resolution of certain legal matters and save taxpayer money by adopting Constitutional Amendment No. 1 on the general election ballot.

The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature to adjust or streamline the appeals process by enacting a statute – passing a bill and having it signed by the governor -- rather than changing the state constitution.

By itself, approval of the constitutional amendment will not alter which court hears an appeal.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on October 26, 2018 - 2:30am

Tales Of Our Times: Partisan Discourse Forges The Hobbles It Wears

on October 26, 2018 - 2:23am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Partisan Discourse Forges The Hobbles It Wears
 
A year before the 2016 election, this column remarked on news about the hard physical evidence that shows barriers are hardwired into partisan thinking. Since then, political discourse has shown more such evidence. A natural quirk in our brains minimizes the exchange of ideas, the essential mulch that a democratic republic needs to survive and be fruitful. Nature is not an easy friend.

In partisan issues, and other issues made partisan to stir voters, the mind judges “our

McQuiston: States With Legal Marijuana See Rise In Car Crashes As Much As 6 Percent

on October 25, 2018 - 12:35pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

I came across this article that I thought was interesting and not surprising.
Car crashes were up as much as 6 percent in states where the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, said two studies.

According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, the frequency of collision claims filed to insurers were higher in four states where marijuana is legal: Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The studies were presented Thursday at the Combating Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Driving summit.

The

Granville: Let’s Clearly Define Sheriff’s Duties

on October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

By JOE GRANVILLE
Democratic Candidate for Sheriff

Hello friends and neighbors,

I am a first time candidate running for the office of Los Alamos County Sheriff. With just under two weeks of voting left I am continuing to engage people in the community, listening to the many things folks have to say about the Sheriff’s office.

The range of comments and opinions I’ve heard relating to the relationship between the Council and the Sheriff represents the informed and diverse makeup of our unique community.  

I have heard what you the people have to say.

Munson: Life Insurance For Retirement - Cons And Professional Advice

on October 25, 2018 - 11:16am

By LEE MUNSON
CFA, CFP®, Founder and CIO of Portfolio Wealth Advisors

Yes, I did just imply the major cons in life insurance is usually the salesperson selling you expensive, products you don’t need. The pros never change: hedging an unlikely event that could ruin your financial plans. We all understand (don’t we?) why young people starting off with a new family need it.

Covering a big mortgage, college expenses, and the lack of income from a deceased spouse. What happens when we get older and are ready for a life of adventure after LANS?

World Futures: Ethics, Technology & Time – Part Four

on October 25, 2018 - 8:40am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the late 1980s, my group at LANL held a distance learning conference and engaged some of the distinguished attendees in a discussion of “distance medicine.” While it was totally imaginary, at least at that time, the response was very, very clear.
 
In a remote community, an individual was studying medicine in pursuit of becoming a fully licensed medical doctor.

Weekly Fishing: Report Oct. 25

on October 25, 2018 - 8:24am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The river valleys are especially beautiful this time of the year with the golden cottonwoods along their banks ablaze with color. The recent moisture that we’ve been getting is most welcome and we will need a lot more if we are to recover from the drought conditions we experienced earlier in the year. Seeing a cap of white snow on the Sangre de Cristos is certainly encouraging.
 
Reservoir water levels remain low throughout the state.
 
New Mexico is not alone when it comes to low water levels in our reservoirs.

Maggiore: NCRTD Connects Communities, Provides Access To Opportunity For All

on October 23, 2018 - 1:26pm
By ANTONIO MAGGIORE
Los Alamos County Councilor

Having grown up in Los Alamos, I can remember when we did not have public transit in Los Alamos County—let alone a well-functioning regional system like the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD or the Blue Bus)—and as a kid, my community was smaller because of the lack of transit. While White Rock and Los Alamos are nearby, I was not always afforded the option of easily traveling back and forth between the two communities on my own to visit friends, explore events, or immerse myself in the community.

Now, our youth have that

Child Advocates Offer Voters Information On Candidate Positions For New Mexico Races

on October 23, 2018 - 10:33am
By JAMES JIMENEZ, NM Voices for Children
BRIAN ETHERIDGE, MD, NM Pediatric Society
 
Democracy is “a system of government by the whole population.” By that definition, everyone’s participation is needed in order to keep a democracy alive and well. There is no act of democracy more foundational than voting. Casting a vote is more than exercising your right as a citizen. It’s about accepting the responsibility of citizenship. It’s about affirming that you are a part of something larger than yourself.
 
In much the same way, elections are about more than sending new or returning leaders

White: Sheriff Race Comes Down To Three Things

on October 22, 2018 - 7:11am
By GREG WHITE
Independent Candidate For Sheriff
 
The race for Sheriff of Los Alamos comes down to 3 things. First, only one candidate will be a full time Sheriff for part time pay (the others have full time jobs). Second, only one has law enforcement and/or a legal background as well as managed people/offices. Third, only one tells you what they will and won't do as Sheriff, and is currently doing that. I am that candidate. My name is Greg White. I invite and ask everyone to visit my web page https://greg4sheriff.com.
 
I am detailed but concise and I have a link to my Facebook page where

Fr. Glenn: Days Gone By … And Work To Do

on October 21, 2018 - 7:06am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Seen on Facebook the other day: “Vote as you please … but please vote.” Good slogan.

It’s kind of a reminiscing weekend. First of all, we at Immaculate Heart of Mary are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of our current church building. Our “quinquagenarian” (yeah, I had to look that up) still looks pretty darn good for its age ... and we’re thankful for whomever decided on brick architecture!

How The Hen House Turns: Owls Of Los Alamos

on October 21, 2018 - 7:03am
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Every morning here in California, I hear the owls over Sausal Pond hooting back and forth, and I try to remember what owls we heard behind our house in Los alamos. The house sat beside the canyon near the Golf Course. My husband Don experienced their silent presence one evening while walking into the hills above town. He sensed, not heard, the bird pass by him in the dusk.
 
Owls are amazing with their ear tuffs and round faces ringed with feathers to trap sound.

It’s More Than A Month: Fight Breast Cancer And Get Peace Of Mind With An Annual Mammogram

on October 21, 2018 - 7:03am

By Daniel Marancenbaum,
MD FACOG Board Certified OB/GYN

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women, and about 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS – non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer) will have been diagnosed.

With these estimates in mind, a woman currently has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. These statistics continue to make breast cancer the most common cancer among women, second only to skin cancer.

As October ushers in

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on October 18, 2018 - 4:32pm

Hall: The ‘Regime Change’ Part 2

on October 18, 2018 - 7:00am

By JIM HALL
Los Alamos

Who is Poor, who is Middle Class, and who are the Elites?To start with, the definition of “Poor”, “Middle Class”, and “Elites” varies from author to author and study to study.  For example, the Cato study (referenced below) sets an upper limit of the bottom quintile at $25,000 per year with no reference to family size.  A Brookings study (referenced below) sets the upper limit at $36,000 for a family of three, while the Urban Institute sets it at $30,000 for a family of three. Other studies use “median” and “average” incomes.

Sara Scott: Thank You Los Alamos For Your Support

on October 18, 2018 - 6:41am
By SARA SCOTT
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to cap off the current election season with a heartfelt thank you to all of those who have shared their thoughts and ideas regarding our community - local businesses, community leaders, county staff, educators, volunteers, and the folks that have attended the local forums, my 10 Let’s Chat sessions, and spoken with me at their doors (more than 1,500 knocks and still at it).

It has been an incredibly positive experience and I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing community.

If elected, I look forward to putting all

As Your Life Changes, So Should Your Insurance Policy

on October 18, 2018 - 6:24am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

One of the most exciting times in life is purchasing a new home, whether it’s your first starter home or your final retirement home. It’s an investment of money, but more importantly, it’s a big commitment.

Purchasing the appropriate homeowners policy is the first step to protecting your investment, but continuing to update the policy as you make any substantial life changes is what will give you the peace of mind that your investment is fully protected.

Most of us know that at its core, a homeowners policy covers damage to your property as well as offering

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