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Letter To The Editor: Brexit ... Mourning Exit From EU

on June 26, 2016 - 10:41am
Los Alamos

I think I may wear black today (June 24) in mourning for the UK voting to leave the EU.

In early 1975, we left home in New Mexico to move to Italy. We took three months to get there, driving across the US, sailing on a Russian ship, Mikhail Lermontov, to La Hague, and then through France and northern Italy to Ispra. For almost 2.5 years, I worked in the Joint Research Centre of the European Communities (EURATOM).* 

In late 1978, we arrived back in Los Alamos after taking three months driving through Europe, mainly France; taking a ferry to England;

An Open Letter To The New Mexico Delegation

on June 26, 2016 - 9:57am
Los Alamos

Dear Senator Heinrich, and Representatives Lujan and Lujan Grisham:

Thank you, Sen. Heinrich, for co-sponsoring the “No-Fly-No-Buy Bill” that would restrict people on the terrorist watch list from buying a firearm. You exhibit incredible courage for supporting even a modicum of gun control in this weapons-dominated Congress. Sadly, nowadays, it takes guts for you, our representatives, to support the will of the people over that of lobbyists, and over the high-decibel shouts from the my-rights-over-that-of-the-country-ers.

And about the NFNB Bill: how could

Letter To The Editor: Parent's Perspective On Teacher

on June 26, 2016 - 8:38am
By A Los Alamos Parent:
I don't have any first hand experience with Mr. Daniel's (former LAHS drama teacher) facebook post or his comments at the XQ assembly that created controversy. I can only comment on what I have experienced as a parent of a student in his class. And suggest that perhaps the reason Mr Daniel's contract was not renewed was because he did not follow school guidelines for publishing grades and was not a good teacher.
My daughter had Mr Daniel for Theatrical Design. I became concerned when about halfway through the semester Mr.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Seeking God

on June 26, 2016 - 8:14am
Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Seeking God.

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1 NIV).

When was the last time you earnestly sought something? For some it may have been a certain person that they found themselves attracted to. For others, it may have been that desperately needed new job. Maybe you just sought after a friendship. Or perhaps you simply find yourself earnestly seeking happiness in your life.

Letter To The Editor: Dog Jog Thank You

on June 25, 2016 - 8:00am
Chair, Los Alamos Dog Jog
The weather gods smiled on homeless cats and dogs on Saturday April 30, 2016. Despite rain and wind on Friday and snow on Sunday, Saturday was sunny and calm for the 19th annual Los Alamos Dog Jog. The fine weather brought out hundreds of humans and their canine companions to enjoy the 5K run or the two mile walk.
This year’s Dog Jog raised over $13,500 for Friends of the Shelter. Friends of the Shelter (FOS) is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to abandoned animals and to pets and their owners in northern New Mexico.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Central Intelligence'

on June 25, 2016 - 7:02am
Los Alamos

“Central Intelligence” is a light and humorous spy movie pairing regular guy Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) with hard-body CIA agent Bob Stone (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). The movie is entertaining and often delightful, if also occasionally silly. This duo could make future buddy movies; they play off each other well.

Movie poster for 'Central Intelligence.' Courtesy photo

Calvin and his high school sweetheart, now wife, a smart lawyer named Maggie (Danielle Nicolet), live a comfortable lifestyle.

Councilor Column: About Our Incorporated County

on June 24, 2016 - 4:09pm

Los Alamos County Councilor

What aspect of Los Alamos County makes us different from the city of Santa Fe and the city of Albuquerque, yet similar to the cities of San Francisco, Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia and Anchorage?

The cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque reside on a portion of Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties, but San Francisco, and the rest of the list are combined city-counties, as is Los Alamos County.