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Letter To The Editor: News Flash ... We NEVER Stopped Being The Home Of The Brave

on April 26, 2017 - 7:20am
By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos
 
As the son of German immigrants who were escaping persecution and death prior to WWII as well as a Veteran of two branches of military service for this country, I am deeply offended by Mr. Goldman (link). Did he ever serve in Canadian or the U.S. forces? News Flash: We NEVER stopped being the Home of the Brave. Freedom is NOT free! People die or worse, they are maimed for life so you can have it!
 
Let's clear up that his history lesson is of Canada. At the time of the settlement of the American Colonies until the famine in Ireland, the U.S.

Letter To The Editor: DPU Budget And Council

on April 25, 2017 - 11:15am
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

I am increasingly dismayed by the recurring disingenuousness of our County Council. 

Over the last half-century, they have continually failed to press the DPU to charge rates high enough to account for amortization of facilities, as any good business must do. As little as 1 percent higher rates over that period would have provided a substantial fund to replace the wastewater treatment plant and refurbish water and sewer lines without a significant rate increase as is now necessary.

For a number of reasons, our utility rates are and can be lower than in

Valley Celebrates National Poetry Month

on April 25, 2017 - 8:17am
COMMUNITY News:
 
An event celebrating National Poetry Month called Habla Espanola! A Celebration of Spoken Word & the Language of Place is 7-8:30 p.m. April 29, at the Espanola's MainStreet Theatre (nonprofit organization). The event includes poetry, music and refreshments with a $5 suggested donation.
 
This event  features local Valley poets, including former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Dr.

Smart Design With Suzette: The Garagenous Zone

on April 24, 2017 - 7:07am

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Garages have a way of going from (relatively) organized to complete chaos in no time at all. It then becomes a glorified shed. But, let’s face it, garage organization can be daunting and overwhelming. However, if you have a game plan, it can be a piece of cake. In this column, I will help you get started, give options for storage, safety, going green and other tips that you might not have heard before.

The Best Reason to Tackle This Project

If you’re like most of us, your car is a five-figure investment that you can’t do without.

Fr. Glenn: Living The Better Life

on April 23, 2017 - 7:56am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Very often people complain about their lives being tough or difficult. Certainly there are very hard and tragic situations—the unexpected illness and/or death of loved ones, or one’s child pursuing a path toward self-destruction and the like. Yet many of our problems tend to be of our own making, and sometimes our anxieties stem partially from our modern loss of perspective. After all, we here in L.A. County live in what is consistently rated as among the best communities to live in the U.S.

Pastor Granillo: Protecting The Truth

on April 23, 2017 - 7:44am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church of the Nazarene

Los Alamos
 
If you’re lying, you’re lying. –John Maxwell
 
I vaguely remember being awakened by a noise as a small child. It was near Christmas time, so I immediately assumed that I had heard Santa in our house. Although I was partially excited about this possibility, I was more afraid than anything, so I tucked myself tightly under the blankets and went back to sleep. The next morning, I wanted to tell my mom about the exciting news.
 
I decided that the story might need some embellishment to convince her it was true, so I

Earth Day Statement From The Nature Conservancy

on April 23, 2017 - 12:54am
By Justin Adams
Global Managing Director, Lands
 
We’re absolutely thrilled to see so much public support out on the streets for science and scientists. My field of environmental science has probably never been more important as today - and yet it has never felt more insecure. It is environmental science that tells us that natural climate solutions – planting trees and using less fertilizer, for example - are as important as solar panels and electric cars in the fight against climate change. 

The Earth Day Network’s mission to plant a tree for every person by 2020 is a good example and could

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