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Ledoux: The Best Of Agatha Christie In Film

on October 27, 2017 - 9:49am
By MILES LEDOUX
​Los Alamos
 
Mystery author Dame Agatha Christie published her first novel in 1920. The first film adaptation of her fiction appeared eight years later, with the silent movie, “The Passing of Mr. Quin.” The movie is based on the first short story featuring Christie’s recurring character, Harley Quin— not to be confused with the Batman villain of the same name. Since then there have been countless adaptations of her work from all over the world, in many different languages.
 
The most recent English-speaking Agatha Christie movie to hit the silver screen was one of the

Home Country: Halloween Fun

on October 27, 2017 - 9:05am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
To look at Herb Collins, you wouldn’t think he was like that. A nicer, kinder guy you never met. But for one evening each year … one little slice of time … he’s downright diabolical.
 
Every small town has one, of course. There is always that one person who takes Halloween to its extremes of horror and fantasy. We have Herb.
 
Everyone knows about his penchant for decoration.

Heinrich Calls On Secretary Perry To Withdraw Proposal To Force Consumers To Subsidize Uncompetitive Coal And Nuclear Companies

on October 26, 2017 - 9:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an op-ed today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) called on Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to withdraw a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) directing federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to create rules that would favor coal and nuclear plants that are no longer the most cost-effective producers of energy.

“If FERC were to adopt Secretary Perry’s proposed rule, or anything even remotely similar, it would unravel wholesale energy markets and

Letter To The Editor: A Rose Bush, A Sunflower, A Chamisa, And A Few Little Elms

on October 26, 2017 - 7:23am
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos

We received a really creepy, threatening letter the other day. It seems that a rose bush, a sunflower, a chamisa, and a few little elms on our property pose a danger to pedestrians. Horror.

Walking up to get the mail Saturday when this letter arrived I was annoyed. A cat was eating a bird in the driveway. I first complained about this nasty cat over a decade ago to Animal Control. Twelve years later he is still invading my property daily. Could the guy who photographed our garden maybe come and take his picture?  Maybe he could send it to the dog catcher.

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McQuiston: Prepare Your Home For Winter

on October 26, 2017 - 6:00am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
November is approaching and along with it comes the familiar reminders that winter is quickly approaching.
 
Turn on the radio and holiday music will be playing, go to the store and see decorations and lights lining the shelves. It’s also that time of year again when you have to prepare your home for freezing temperatures. Here are a few items that you can start with to help winterize your home this season.
 
Cover patio furniture—patio furniture wears easily in climate change. If possible, I recommend storing patio furniture in a shed or garage.
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Letter To The Editor: What Would We Do Without United Way Of Northern New Mexico?

on October 25, 2017 - 2:15pm
By JOY BEERY
CHERYL PONGRATZ
LAFC Board

What would we do without United Way of Northern New Mexico? The short answer is that many resources in the area would cease to exist and many people who need support would receive no help.

Los Alamos Family Council has received annual United Way funding since we opened in 1963—one of the original agencies to get community funding. We and many other small, local non-profits would be closed without United Way.

That annual funding is invaluable but this year United Way did even more.

Weekly Fishing Report Oct. 24

on October 24, 2017 - 2:52pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rio Chama below Heron Dam was my destination last week. The fishing conditions were noticeably different from the last time I had been there a month ago. The streamflow was much lower and they were no longer releasing water from beneath Heron Dam. Surprisingly, there were other anglers on the water.

I hiked downstream a ways from the dam. The fishing was kind of slow, so I went a little farther downstream than usual. Still, no fish.

A pool behind a large boulder in the middle of the river looked promising and there were some

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