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Partridge: Help Support Susan G. Komen’s 3-Day Walk To End Breast Cancer

on June 6, 2019 - 4:26pm

Nancy Partridge of Los Alamos, third from left, participates in last year’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

This is my 19th year walking to raise funds for breast cancer. My journey started when I found a lump in my left breast.

Since then I have lost my mother-in-law, my cousin and a dear friend to breast cancer.

Along the way I have walked with hundreds of survivors, and walked with thousands who lost mothers, sisters, wives, husbands, fathers, brothers and friends.

I keep walking because the funds we raise are supporting researchers

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 6, 2019 - 4:15pm

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Squash Blossom And Green Chile Frittata

on June 6, 2019 - 9:46am
Squash blossom. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Espanola Valley
All varieties of squash grow aggressively in northern New Mexico and are one of those staples in our diets that have an unusually long history in the region.
Part of the “three sisters” (corn, beans and squash), local pueblos have been cultivating squash in northern New Mexico for thousands of years.
They are well adapted to our climate and have long growing seasons. Heirloom varieties are especially hearty and are tolerant of our bouts with drought conditions.

McQuiston: How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

on June 6, 2019 - 8:50am

The Jemez Agency

You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it.

Before you are faced with the need to use one, be sure you have the right type of fire extinguisher on hand. It is recommended that only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers consider using them when appropriate.

Attack the Fire Using the PASS Method:

  • Pull the pin – by pulling the pin, the operating lever should unlock and allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
  • Aim low – point the extinguisher hose/nozzle at

State Tourism Department Announces Recipients Of New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Grant Program For FY20

on June 6, 2019 - 7:33am
NMTD News:
SANTA FE Los Alamos County is among the FY20 New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Partners announced Wednesday by the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD).
Overall, local governments throughout New Mexico are set to leverage nearly $650,000 to develop and sustain programs that curb litter, reduce blight, and support beautification, recycling and education initiatives.
“We’re incredibly grateful for all of our forests, trails, public lands, parks and open spaces here in New Mexico, and we take great pride in preserving those resources,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul

Be Cool: Tips To Help Beat The Heat And Have A Safe And Healthy Summer

on June 5, 2019 - 3:28pm

Sharon Radcliffe

LAMC News:

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll.

However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.

Heat Safety

Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.?

“It’s essential that we stay heat smart,” said Los Alamos Medical Center Chief

Home Country: Ladder To Success

on June 4, 2019 - 7:17am
Home Country
You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can’t make better through his own unique methods.
Well, what got him fired up the other day was a meeting of the ladies of the garden club down at the nursery. Windy’s been helping Dewey with his manure business on the one day a week he spends helping others. Today wasn’t a helper day, but he couldn’t pass up the audience.
They hadn’t gotten through old business when Windy stood, smiled, and spoke.

McQuiston: Car Safety Technologies That May Save Your Life

on June 3, 2019 - 4:38pm

The Jemez Agency

We take it for granted, the automatic way we take the wheel and set out to drive from Point A to Point B expecting to have a smooth, uneventful ride.

Since the introduction of the automobile, driving has been a convenience that has transformed our lives. But driving comes with no guarantees of avoiding mishaps, and unseen, unpredictable safety challenges can occur.

Fortunately, in the many decades in which driving has become a given, a number of innovative technologies have been introduced to help make driving a safer experience every time.

It may not

World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-For-Profit Part 3

on June 3, 2019 - 4:02pm
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the previous article we explored profit making businesses as bubbles in society and concluded that they possibly could be non-profit organizations if they lose money.
If that is the case, they usually do not have to pay taxes, at least not on profits. But used in this sense the term “non-profit” is a misleading adjective in the legal sense. The use of the term has a governmental connotation, obviously making it ambiguous.

A non-profit, as commonly used, is a non-business activity or a not-for-profit organization or institution.

Griggs: World Water Summit 11 In Hamburg, Germany

on June 3, 2019 - 8:39am
Handwerkskammer. Courtesy/Wikipedia
Global Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
After months of silence, your bearded correspondent finally surfaces in Hamburg, Germany. Today I attended World Water Summit 11, organized by the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group.
WASRAG was formed in 2007 by a group of Rotarians. Since then it has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices.
They encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water

Fr. Glenn: Being True

on June 2, 2019 - 7:10am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Last week this column spoke of encouraging youth (and everyone, really) to make those often weighty (and constant) decisions of choosing between the good and the easy … between what is popular yet lacking, and that which is virtuous yet difficult ... though it possibly be even ostracizing.

This is the perpetual struggle for the Christian because the truth of Jesus’ words is often quite manifest: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

Tales Of Our Times: Synergism Raises Questions And Has Some Answers Too

on May 31, 2019 - 12:29pm
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Synergism Raises Questions And Has Some Answers Too
“Synergism” has a history that stretches from the Church of 150 AD to news about pollutants. The word comes from the Greek “synergos,” or “working together.” “Synergistic” describes medicines that do more good together than the sum of their separate effects.

Like most things, words keep evolving. Today, “synergism” describes how some pollutants do more harm mixed together than the sum of their harms alone.

Pajarito Conservation Alliance: Answering Call From Global Covenant of Mayors

on May 26, 2019 - 7:16am

Photo by Craig Martin

By Pajarito Conservation Alliance

In September 2014, all the cities of the world were invited to commit to a more sustainable and resilient future by joining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. 9,000 cities across the globe have answered this invitation. Houston, Austin, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Nev., Denver and Tempe, Ariz. have answered the invitation.
Eagle Nest (population 290), and Santa Fe have answered the invitation. But Los Alamos has not.
The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities and urban centers, where most

Fr. Glenn: Decide!

on May 26, 2019 - 7:15am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Lately the Archbishop and several of the priests (including moi) of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have been going around celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation, in which our belief is that God’s Spirit imbues the young people being “confirmed” with a special grace and a spiritual seal enabling them to more effectively go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus by their words and actions … to be more of the “light of the world” that Jesus calls His disciples to be. (Matthew 5:14). This sacrament is largely based on Acts of the Apostles 8:14-17, but has other bases as well.


Catch Of The Week: Real Estate Scams

on May 26, 2019 - 7:12am
Los Alamos

Summer is a busy time for all of us, especially scammers. Students are looking for summer apartments, vacationers are looking for vacation rentals, and many people move into new homes over the summer months. Each of these scenarios can leave you vulnerable to various scams.

Here are some of the most common scams to watch out for:

Real Estate Wire Fraud

In this scenario, you are about to close on your dream home when you get an email from your title company or real estate agent.

Manufacturing Make-Over Reaps Rewards

on May 25, 2019 - 5:24am
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.
An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP), a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value-stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.
Theta Plate, a second-generation, family-owned Albuquerque-based business,

Home Country: Town Dog

on May 25, 2019 - 5:00am
Home Country
Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes offices are filled without an election.
The high school wood shop boys built Billy a dog house next to the school crossing, but Billy preferred Aunt Ada’s couch in the cold months and a nice dog depression under an oak tree when it’s warm.
Billy was making the rounds this morning.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on May 23, 2019 - 4:33pm

Sheehey: County Encouraging Housing Options

on May 23, 2019 - 7:54am
By Vice Chair Pete Sheehey
Los Alamos County Council

One of the County Council’s Strategic Priorities for 2019 is: “Increasing the amount and types of housing options … for all segments of the community, from affordable, entry level, and live-work housing to new options for those interested in downsizing or moving closer to central areas of the community.”

How is the County working to increase our housing options?

The County and Los Alamos Public Schools each own vacant land available for housing.

Weekly Fishing Report: May 23

on May 23, 2019 - 7:27am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Winter simply doesn’t want to let go this year. It has turned cold and it could even freeze this late in the spring. That would be a bummer because it looks like a bumper crop of fruit this year.
The weather should warm back up quickly The rivers are still swollen with runoff and with snow still falling at high elevations, it looks like we could be well into June before they start dropping. It’s been on heck of a year with the weather and it’s still not over.
The prime fishing seems to be in the smaller lakes, as nearly

World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-For-Profit Part 2

on May 23, 2019 - 7:07am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Previously we looked at individual bubbles in a bubble model with the definitive statements that they want and need to make a profit.

They need compensation, usually money, so that they can acquire other things for survival and ride the elevator of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

They want to avoid pain while seeking pleasure. Profit, as used here, means making a living or money by producing or buying or selling goods and services.

An individual selling his or her labor (getting a job) is in the business of him or herself, with most of the

McQuiston: Multi-Factor Authentication ... What It Is And Why You Should Use It

on May 22, 2019 - 9:49pm

The Jemez Agency

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it?

The fact is, more and more websites are requiring this additional level of security and that means more and more questions have surfaced in regards to what it is and why it’s necessary.

When a website or app requires at least one additional piece of information besides a password in order to login, it’s called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Each piece of

Fr. Glenn: Being A Candle In Darkness

on May 19, 2019 - 6:48am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Begging your attention a moment: consider the division sign: ÷

It could rather symbolize two persons divided by a fence, couldn’t it? Perhaps that was the intent of its original design of its symbolism of division. But, the sadness is … though both dots/persons are identical, one is lower than the other … that barrier of division between them preventing communication or, perhaps, even unification.

Not so unlike us humans, wouldn’t you say?

Grant: Overcoming Compare-Despair Syndrome

on May 18, 2019 - 10:35am
Sage Solutions Counseling
Los Alamos

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

Open up Fakebook, I mean Facebook, and you’re bound to bump into a friend who’s parasailing in the Caribbean, another who’s just completed a marathon and the pièce de résistance; a couple of love birds professing their love from under the Eiffel Tower.

Social media is all about presentation and naturally we want to show our best selves.

Snyder: An Old Wooden Bridge - A History Lesson With Mysteries

on May 17, 2019 - 3:40pm

The Glen Woody Bridge as it looked on a spring afternoon in 2006 when rafts could have passed underneath. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

The high water level from this year’s snowmelt and runoff makes it easy to see why the nickname 'Decap Bridge' is popular with rafters, who sometimes must portage their rafts around this obstacle. Photo by Sharon Snyder.

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Glen Woody Bridge never fails to catch the eye of travelers driving north on NM 68 along the Rio Grande toward Taos.