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Weekly Fishing Report Nov. 7

on November 7, 2017 - 3:41pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There have been a lot of birds of prey migrating down the Rio Grande recently. I’ve seen several large raptors like red-tailed hawks and northern harriers circling the bosque. A sharp-shinned hawk actually killed a bird in our back yard. Eagles should start to show up around Abiquiu Lake soon and thre are usually some that spend the winter along the Rio Grande. Keep an eye out for them.

Last week I took a cue from one of our readers and fished the Rio Grande between Rinconada and Pilar. The fishing was excellent.

Inspirational People: Former Postdoc Honors Mentor

on November 7, 2017 - 5:31am
Los Alamos Daily Post

The profound impact one individual has on another is truly inspiring. A strong example of this was evident in a recent exchange between two men having lunch at a restaurant on Trinity Drive. One appeared to be a scientist in middle age and the other perhaps in his 90s.

When they first entered the restaurant, and made their way slowly across the crowded dining room, I noticed the older man was connected to a small oxygen tank, which when seated he parked next to his chair.

Being a typical reporter, I found myself listening in


Letter To The Editor: Outdoor Enthusiasts Beware

on November 6, 2017 - 11:41am
By Terry DuBois
Los Alamos

The furbearing trapping season began Nov. 1 and runs through March 15.

Please be aware that you may encounter traps in Los Alamos County near some of our trails. My own dog was caught in one and I had no idea how to release her from its grips.

Please review this video and familiarize yourselves with the workings of one of these traps. Releasing a dog is not intuitive, nor is it easy for one person to do it alone. The traps do not have to be visible or flagged, so be extra cautious.

If you are concerned about this issue, please visit Trap Free New Mexico and

Read Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on November 6, 2017 - 10:55am

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Letter To The Editor: Newspapers Early Contributors To Fake News Trend

on November 6, 2017 - 8:10am
Los Alamos
As usual, John Bartlit has hit the nail square on the head regarding identifying fake news. Unfortunately, newspapers themselves have been early contributors to the fake news trend. 
Some years ago, I wrote a complaint to the Albuquerque Journal regarding the opinion columns that had started appearing on their front page. I had not been too concerned when they began appearing on page 3, but when they began to intrude on the most important (Page One!) news, it was clear that something in the newspaper ethos had changed, and not for the better. 
After awhile,

Letter To The Editor: What Is A Weed?

on November 6, 2017 - 7:58am
Los Alamos

We went to the County Code Enforcement presentation last Thursday at UNM-LA sponsored by the local Republican Party because we had recently received a notice from the county. Our garden is big, so we thought it might be a good idea to see what didn’t comply to county standards. It is easier to move “offensive” plants now when they are getting ready for their winter slumber. At least I think it is – my son has the green thumb.let

Gardens can be both cost and labor intensive so it’s good to get things right the first time.

Letter To The Editor: Terrorism

on November 6, 2017 - 6:21am
Troop 71
Los Alamos
Terrorism is a horrible act. I feel that eventually our President will realize that further action should be taken, but if not, we need to pressure our government to do so.
Terrorism has taken and, sadly, probably will take many more lives, and it needs to be stopped. The action that the government should take is sending more troops to the Middle East to shut down the terrorist organizations such as ISIS.
I understand that some terrorists are simply following what they believe in due to their religion, but no religion should require