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on January 11, 2018 - 7:02am

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 10

on January 10, 2018 - 12:22pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Once again, the hottest fishing spot for local anglers is the Chama River below El Vado Dam.
 
With streamflows measuring a measly 102 cubic-feet- per-second, the Chama has been excellent for anglers using everything from flies to Power Bait. The State Game and Fish Department has stocked a lot of rainbow trout in this area, including 495 trout stocked Jan. 3 that averaged over 11 inches in size.

Home Country: The Price Of Art

on January 8, 2018 - 10:24am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
A new year. A new start. Who said I can’t finish this book?
 
Dud Campbell walked the frozen sidewalk and blew steamy breath out through his parka hood. All I need, really, are a few ideas.
 
Dud’s been working on his novel, “Murder in the Soggy Bottoms,” for several years now, and it has taken on different blends of seasoning, largely depending on what things were happening here in our little valley.
 
For example, the bizarre romantic connection between Dewey and Emily led to a rewrite of the part where the book flashed back many years to when the

Cinema Cindy: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

on January 8, 2018 - 10:17am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
“Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri” is a movie about a billboard rental by a woman whose daughter was murdered seven months earlier. The three billboards stand within sight of each other, making for the perfect “Burma Shave”-style staggered message. The message the woman posts asks why the Ebbing police chief has not made any arrests in the horrific rape and murder of her daughter.
 
Frances McDormand (Fargo) plays the rage-filled mother, Mildred Hayes, a character you aren’t soon to forget.

McQuiston: Are You Covered For The Havoc Old Man Winter Can Wreak?

on January 7, 2018 - 6:47am
ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
With the huge winter storm hitting the east coast, I thought I would do this week's column on some of the common claims we see this time of year.
 
You prepare for cold weather and preventing some of the damage that comes with it. But what if, despite your best efforts to reduce your risk, you end up suffering damage from winter weather? Are you covered? Let’s walk through some very likely scenarios and determine what coverage you might have under a basic, unendorsed homeowner’s policy.
 
Scenario #1: You’ve experienced several days of single-digit
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Fr. Glenn: Looking Ahead To The Past

on January 7, 2018 - 6:40am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Entropy: a measure of the amount of disorder within a system; lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.” Such is an amalgam of some definitions found on the ‘net. More on that later.

Well … I recently caught myself doing … “it”: reminiscing in the past … the “When I was growing up…” syndrome. All that was missing was a few “whipper-snappers” thrown in.

Smart Design With Suzette: Color Forecasting

on January 6, 2018 - 11:19am
Bar at the home of designer Suzette Fox. Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
Happy New Year to you and your family! I’m writing this column thinking about trends for 2018.
 
These trends let the public know which colors will be fashionable, favored and just plain hot in a given year. We hear so much about trend colors and hot hues. But have you ever wondered how these forecasts are made?
 
You may be surprised to learn that the main focus no longer points solely to the fashion runways in Paris and Milan.

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