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Letter to the Editor: Smith's and Locals

on July 23, 2014 - 1:08pm
Los Alamos
Back in 07 we had need to fill a prescription. Of course, we went to Mr. Anderson. There was a problem with the prescription though -- the medication asked for was written by brand name available only at Smith's. This was the doing of the doctor. When asked, the doctor replied, "well, that's where everyone gets their medications." I don't think I've ever seen Mr. Anderson so steamed.
Smith's seems to have tried to be very careful with the new Marketplace in providing mostly those products which are otherwise not being offered here, suggesting they don't want to

This Week at the Reel Deal

on July 23, 2014 - 11:04am
Column by JIM O'DONNELL  
Reel Deal Theater 

This week we are opening Lucy, with Scarlett Johansson. Begin Again, Planes: Fire and Rescue, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will run for another week. Jersey Boys will end this Thursday so don’t miss it.

Next week on Aug. 1, we will definitely open Guardians of the Galaxy, and the following week Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is certain. The film I’ve been working hard to open on Aug. 8 is The Hundred Foot Journey which is perfect for this town. Disney is saying we don’t make the cut again for opening weekend but we can get it by Aug.

Letter to the Editor: Stop The Cones, Stop The Madness

on July 23, 2014 - 10:28am
Los Alamos

Anyone who has been through the center of town lately knows there's a lot of road work. As a result of said road work, motorists need to re-route themselves often and many oft-traveled trails are missing in action.

Alas, road work is often a necessary evil. Be it for repairing, adding to, or updating the roads and other infrastructure, construction usually has a place in Los Alamos. However, these projects introduce a new feature to the vehicular landscape that creates a threat equaled by no other: Cones.


Letter to the Editor: Volunteers & Donations Made YMCA’s July Fourth Family Fun Run Successful

on July 23, 2014 - 7:24am
Sports and Adventure Program Director
Los Alamos Family YMCA

I would like to thank all those who helped with the YMCA’s July Fourth Family Fun Run. This community event would not happen each year without the sponsors, donors, volunteers and of course the participants.

The event was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos Medical Center and Southwest Safety Services Inc.

Johnson: The Impossibility of Untangling Conservation and Development

on July 22, 2014 - 7:59am
Los Alamos
(Currently doing an internship in Mongolia)

This is the first of a series of (roughly) monthly columns I'll be writing for the Los Alamos Daily Post on international development, humanitarian aid, and related issues.

In the United States and much of the developed world, we primarily think of conservation in terms of protected areas such as national parks, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas. In these areas, human activity is usually limited to tourism and research.


Food on the Hill: Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers

on July 22, 2014 - 7:41am
This Week's Recipe: Green Chile Bacon Cheeseburgers
Photo by Sue York/
8 strips bacon, cooked - save fat
1 tablespoon bacon fat
1 1/2 slices white bread, crusts removed and torn into small pieces
1/4 cup milk1/4 cup of very finally chopped onion
1 1/3 pounds ground beef1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1 cup chopped and very well drained roasted green chile
4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
Mix milk, bread and onions, until you make a paste.
Photo by Sue York/

Letter to the Editor: Response to Bears and Smith's

on July 22, 2014 - 6:18am
Los Alamos

Please allow me to respond to two previous letters: I respectfully, but vehemently, disagree with the "writer" who labeled the bear pictures as stupid. I always fear the lack of objectivity of people who choose emotional descriptiveness instead of looking for an intelligent way to deliver a point.

I find the photos enjoyable as well as educational. As a resident of the county, I WANT to know when these creatures are around and what they're doing. I believe the photos contribute to public safety.