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Letter To The Editor: What A Golf Tournament!

on September 25, 2016 - 7:54am


What a great golf tournament held Sept. 16! If you were able to join us for this year’s “Hackfest” Par 3 event, THANK YOU! It was an awesome morning! 

We had 40 golfers hitting shots not many of us have ever attempted on this course and I hope never will again (at least not until next year).

We were well fed by Cottonwood on the Greens and also well taken care of by LAGC staff. Thank you Pavel (Listwan) and your team as well as Donnie (Torres) and your team for an exceptional outing.

I am very grateful to also serve beside our amazing YL committee who

Pastor Granillo: Mighty Warrior

on September 25, 2016 - 7:53am
Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Mighty Warrior.

Most everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. How a small boy with a big heart took down the enemy’s prize warrior, who was a giant compared to most people. From there, David only became more famous in Israel. He led the king’s armies to many victories. He was revered for his courage and faith under great pressure and against great adversaries. 1 Chronicles 11 tells us that David was made king and then began fortifying the kingdom and building cities.

Letter To The Editor: Wonderful To See Good Things Happen To Good People

on September 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Los Alamos

Nothing in life is better than seeing good things happen to good people, so I was delighted to see Katy Korkos’ smiling face as she received the keys to her new home (Sept. 22 edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post).

Katy is already a community treasure. Katherine’s Restaurant was one of those, “Can this be Los Alamos?” moments. Her quilts, which are works of art not just stitching, have brought us all pleasure and now she shares her creative talents at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

I live in Pinon Trails and enthusiastically welcome Katy as my

Smart Design With Suzette: Designing With Pets In Mind

on September 24, 2016 - 7:17am

Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

All this while, I’ve been writing and posting about how to make your home beautiful and make it a more beautiful place for YOU to live in. Have you ever thought about your pets?

Pets — they’re our pals, our TV-watching sofa buddies and our motivation to get outside and take a walk. There’s no denying that dogs (or cats) are man’s best friend, but they’re not always easy to live with.

Maybe you find yourself repeatedly tripping over the water dish, endlessly searching for the leash, or dealing with an undesirable litter box stench.

An Open Book: The Law Of Common Sense

on September 23, 2016 - 5:59pm

Los Alamos

I don’t know if this is a common occurrence, but the relatively leisurely birth of our first son, led Terry and I to take an accordingly leisurely reaction when labor pains started for our second one. Although we lived a 40-minute drive from the hospital, the contractions were mild and irregular, so we went about our business with the confidence of experienced parents. However, Jacob suddenly decided that he had had enough in a cramped space, and off we were, flying down U.S. Route 3 in the middle of the night toward Boston Beth Israel Hospital.

HB 145 - A Department Chair Perspective

on September 23, 2016 - 1:52pm
Los Alamos

Statements in the local media have represented House Bill 145 as something that only union shills could vote against. However, anyone that has followed the use of adjunct faculty in education should understand that there are actually serious reasons why one might not vote for it, at least in its current form.

Prior to my retirement from a 15-year stint as a university department chair, I often hired adjunct instructors to meet our teaching needs, so I am quite familiar with “the good, the bad and the ugly” of this process.