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NHCC Art Museum Opens Qué Chola March 8

on February 21, 2019 - 6:34am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Qué Chola, opens Friday March 8, with a reception in the Art Museum 6-9 p.m., and closes Aug. 4.
 
The exhibit features Cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates the Chola as a symbol of strength, power and resilience in the face of racial, gender and economic adversity.
 
The term Chola is commonly used to refer to women of a particular subculture in the U.S. often characterized by cultural pride, tough behavior and a distinctive style.

Natural Grocers May Be Coming To Los Alamos

on February 17, 2019 - 7:18am
At its Feb. 27 meeting, P&Z will consider a lot split and site plan to pave the way for a Natural Grocers on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The options of where to get groceries in Los Alamos could be expanding. Feb. 27, the Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a lot split and site plan that would pave the way for a Natural Grocers.
 
County Planning Manager Tamara Baer

Los Alamos County Planning Manager Tamara Baer explained that the lot split is proposed at the Shriners’ building site on Trinity Drive.

Los Alamos Farmers Market Open Valentines Day

on February 13, 2019 - 9:28am
LAFM News:
 
Come see what's at Los Alamos Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Nothing says I love you like good food. EBT, DUFB accepted. Foods raised, grown, processed locally! You can taste the difference!
 
Sponsored by Los Alamos Main Street & Los Alamos County.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Verbiage

on February 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Mama lifeguard watches over her babies. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In the chapter “What’s in a Name”, Sy Montgomery summarizes in her book “Tamed and Untamed Close Encounters of the Animal Kind” (by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017) what is known about animal language.
 
The alert calls of prairie dogs specify which flying hunter is in the sky or who is hunting on the ground. Prairie dogs even describe human characteristics.

Home Country: Dining Room Fashions

on February 9, 2019 - 6:47am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“Well,” said Steve, polishing off the last of his coffee, “what should we discuss this fine morning?”
 
“I’m awful glad you asked, ol’ pard,” came the cheerful voice of Windy Wilson, emerging through the swinging doors that came from the kitchen of the Mule Barn truck stop. “Yessir. Awful glad.”
 
Steve and the other members of the world dilemma think tank looked in amazement as this old camp cook and cowboy came over with the coffee pot and topped off their coffee mugs. Windy had found a dish towel and wrapped it around his waist, too.
 
“Windy?” said

Home Country: Winter Boredom

on February 4, 2019 - 3:43pm
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“I can’t stand winter,” Herb Collins said, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup. “There’s nothing to do.”
 
“Get out and enjoy it,” suggested Doc. “Go skiing. Go ice fishing. Build a snowman. Do something. Then you’ll feel better.”
 
“I don’t think your advice will take,” said Dud. “Herb seems to be intransigent on this one.”
 
We all looked at Dud.
 
“You see, he said he couldn’t stand winter,” Dud continued, “which shows he has a proclivity for intransigence on that particular subject.”
 
We looked at him some

Love Stories Wanted: Be Part Of Our Valentine Issue

on January 26, 2019 - 8:44am

LANL: Jocelyn Buckley In Control Of Her Own Plane

on January 24, 2019 - 8:53am

LANL’s Jocelyn Buckley poses with her single-engine Piper Cherokee after flying to Taos. Courtesy/LANL

Jocelyn Buckley pilots her plane home after a day of work at the Lab. This photo was taken before a hail storm that resulted in her plane receiving a new design and paint colors. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Jocelyn Buckley, of Waste Management Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, finishes her preflight checklist and communicates via headset with Los Alamos County Airport traffic.

Explore Gender Identity And Geek Culture Friday

on January 23, 2019 - 5:54am
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
One Los Alamos and FLAP/Friends of Los Alamos Pride present Movie Night: TransGeek 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25 in the Building 2 Lecture Hall at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.
 
The documentary explores the intersection of gender identity and geek culture, and will be followed by a Q&A with producer/director Kevin McCarthy and a panel from the local trans/tech community.
 
McCarthy, director and co-producer of TransGeek, answered a few questions in a recent interview.
 
“I am very much looking forward to visiting Los Alamos, and to the screening

Home Country: Academy Awards

on January 22, 2019 - 11:31am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Doc hadn’t even finished loading his coffee with fake sugar before Steve piped up.
 
“I think it’s disgusting and weird and unnatural and it should be outlawed!” the tall cowboy said, coming to rest at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop.
 
“Aw Steve,” Doc said, “the coffee isn’t that bad.”
 
“Coffee? Nay, I say unto you, Doc. It ain’t the coffee … it’s them Academy Awards on the television. You see them? All them good-looking women Scotch-taping themselves into those dresses so they almost stay on? Those weird guys they’re with who only

Special Section 2019: The Start Of A New Journey

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

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Open Book: Road Trip

on January 17, 2019 - 8:00am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

Although we have made the road trip from Los Alamos to St. Louis and back dozens of times, we still begin preparing for the two-day drive in advance, piling on the spare bed items we rarely use except on this trip: a GPS, a flashlight, an emergency kit, yerba mate gourd so we can sip the traditional South American energy drink. Then we head out East, retracing the steps of the Santa Fe Trail pioneers. Except that those pioneers didn’t have a garage whose door may, or may not, have been left open.

How The Hen House Turns: Trouble With Crows

on January 16, 2019 - 8:09am
Crow in Pistachio Tree. Courtesy/Cary Neeper
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
I suspect that crows have developed--over a very long time--a cultural aversion to human beings. Only rarely do they get welcoming treatment from us bipeds, unlike the local turkeys and deer in Los Alamos and here in California, where they often pass close by with no more than a curious glance.
 
In our 46 years on Walnut Street we saw crows take over the backyard Ponderosas from a number of ravens. I’ll never forget the last raven I saw.

Home Country: Now And Then

on January 15, 2019 - 4:50am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It’s Tuesday afternoon at two, which means Clarice Devon is on her way to the Curl Up ‘N Dye beauty salon. It’s like the sun coming up or the price of bread increasing. Tuesday. Two. Clarice.
 
“Clarice!” yells Fran. “Ready to be beautiful?”
 
“Sure,” she said. “I like attempting the impossible.”
 
Clarice Devon is one of our angels. She’s one of the few people in town who will tolerate old people and shut ins, and she not only takes care of them, but seems to relish it as well.
 
During the rinse, Fran asks her if she’s the one taking care of Mr.

Home Country: Just Doc And Old Tom

on January 8, 2019 - 2:41pm
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It was strange, Doc thought. All these years. All these people. It still hurts.
 
Old Tom had died around midnight, and Doc didn’t get more than an hour’s sleep since then. Just before he went, Tom reached out and gripped Doc’s hand and thanked him for everything. He was smiling when he went.
 
Somehow that made it worse for Doc than just having death bring a pleasant new start for someone in pain and agony. Doc hadn’t been able to patch him up this time.

Farmers Market Winter Markets Schedule

on January 8, 2019 - 6:28am

Smart Design With Suzette: Year In Review – Designing Your Life

on January 3, 2019 - 9:02am

Take stock of 2018 and prepare for the new year. Courtesy image

Don’t underestimate the inviting power of great curb appeal. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Happy New Year! No doubt, some wonderful things have happened in your life in the past year. And, you’ve likely had your fair share of struggles and setbacks too. The idea is to design your life — an overall outline of what matters and what you hope to achieve – professionally and personally. The process set forth below has helped me make 2018 a truly transformative year. Start with:

What Worked
This question is a keeper from

Home Country: Still Here In The Spring

on January 2, 2019 - 7:26am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
The last of the geese went by the other day. The late ones. The big dark geese. Headed south noisily.
 
I used to envy them, somehow. They go down there to the warm coastal areas where the jacks swim and the nights are chilly but livable this time of year. If they’re especially sensitive geese, they’ll keep going until there are mangoes and palm trees and the language of the people is Spanish.
 
But they cross over here in their long, languorous vees, and all we can do is look up and wonder what our lives would be like if we could go along.

Los Alamos Mountaineers Present: ‘A Southern Californian’s Forays Into Ice And Alpinism’

on December 28, 2018 - 9:11am
Jonathan Regele during a climbing adventure. Coutesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers
 
LOS ALAMOS MOUNTAINEERS News:

Hear about how Jonathan Regele fell in love with ice and alpinism — even though he grew up in southern California — at  7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting.

The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The Mountaineers meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. The event is free and open to all.

As a kid who grew up in southern California, snow was a novelty to Regele.

Home Country: New Years Resolutions

on December 26, 2018 - 7:46am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It was Herb who kicked things off at the world dilemma think tank at the philosophy counter in the Mule Barn truck stop. Herb is like Nature itself. He abhors a vacuum, too.
 
“Well,” Herb said, “it’s about that time again.”
 
Three heads swiveled to look at him.
 
“New Year’s resolutions … you know.”
 
Three nods.
 
“So Herb, what are your new resolves for the next year?”
 
“Glad you asked, Dud. I thought I might lose 15 pounds, take sailing lessons and come up with a good recipe for beef kidneys. How about you, Dud?”
 
Dud took a sip of coffee.

How The Hen House Turns: Goodwill Between Animals

on December 24, 2018 - 7:55am
A turkey named Little Bear. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In this season of good will to all, I remember how the Hen House birds often roamed their half-acre together without argument or bullying. They also had no problem raising each other. Turkeys raised baby chicks. Chickens raised they young turkeys. Ducks also raised chicks without complaining.
 
This year TV programs have featured animal relationships across species.

Smart Design With Suzette: 7 Tips For A Stress Free Holiday Season

on December 14, 2018 - 8:50am

Don’t stress! Ask for help this holiday season. Courtesy image

Learn how to feel balanced, happy and stress-free this holiday season. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

It’s the holiday season and with the holidays comes to stress. Each year we feel a mix of joy and anxiety. It’s no secret that things can get overwhelming. According to a survey by Healthline, 62 percent of people said their stress level increases during the holiday season.

We experience a combination of stressors related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the conflicts it may bring, and the

Home Country: Christmas Treasures

on December 11, 2018 - 5:18am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Mabel Adams was sitting in the day room at the Rest of Your Life retirement home when the children came in. She smiled and so did all the others in the room except for two who didn’t know what was going on.
 
The old-timers in the home knew the kids were coming and had put up Christmas decorations around in the day room and on the doors of their own small apartments and on themselves.
 
Mabel had been reminded several times by the staff that morning that the kids were coming over, this being necessary as Mabel’s memory isn’t what it used to be.

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Bizcochitos

on December 6, 2018 - 7:35am

A plate of bizcochitos. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

I remember the last time I baked bizcochitos with my Grandmother: I was a young bride in college and stopped in to check on her after class.  

She was in the kitchen she sometimes shared with my mother; it was my mother’s house, but it was Grandma’s kitchen. She was at the kitchen table in front of a large ceramic bowl that was wide and deep and allowed her the movement and leverage she needed to whip the lard, sugar and eggs into a cloudy puff.  

The memory of the perfect consistency she obtained in that

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.

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