Skip directly to content

Opinion & Columns

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 2

on September 2, 2017 - 1:41pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Before I start the fishing report, I want to remind outdoorsman that the hunting seasons for blue grouse, dove, band-tailed pigeons and squirrels began Friday in Northern New Mexico. It’s also the beginning of the first archery season for elk. Blue grouse are one of my favorite species because they are good-sized birds that are delicious eating.

You can also do some foraging for edible mushrooms. Shaggy mane mushrooms are especially common this time of year. Just be 100-percent sure of what species you are picking.

The Mighty Bighorn ... Help Keep Them Strong

on September 2, 2017 - 7:05am
By DARYL RATAJCZAK
U.S. Forest Service
 
I stood motionless, afraid to even blink let alone breathe. His bulbous eye focused on the off-colored rock sitting before him. His 220-pound frame was sleek and well-defined but nothing compared to what it would be in a few months when he bulked up to begin defending his right to breed.
 
The Rocky Mountain bighorn ram standing before me was already a fine specimen, he was soon going to be a fierce competitor as well.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Hitman’s Bodyguard'

on September 2, 2017 - 6:36am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos
 
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a funny, but violent movie, an unlikely “bromance” between Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Watching this film, you will not be bored.
 
But, movie lovers beware: common, vulgar epithets are overused throughout the film; many cars are hot-wired; many automatic weapons are discharged; every bullet that hits its target produces blood; the bodies, in the end, are too many to number; Interpol gets a very bad rap in this story; maverick guys with security training are the heroes.

Tips To Keep Bears Away From Your Property

on September 1, 2017 - 6:07am
Black bear. Courtesy/NMDG&F
 
Two bears climb a tree recently on Villa Street near Aspen School. Photo by Nancy Johnson
 
By AMOS SMITH
Corporal - Albuquerque Supervisory District
N.M. Department of Game and Fish

“I have a bear visiting my property and getting into my trash and birdfeeders.” This is how most phone calls regarding bear activity start. And believe me, there have been plenty of them in recent weeks and I anticipate many more in the weeks to come. 

I have heard many residents say they have seen more bears this summer in town than in recent years.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 31, 2017 - 4:58pm

World Futures: Cyber (Part Two)

on August 31, 2017 - 10:07am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the previous column we started by recalling the power outage in White Rock, noting that it was an inconvenience. But what if it had lasted longer, significantly longer? What if the affected area was much larger, perhaps the entire county of Los Alamos? What other inconveniences would you have suffered? The grocery store would have been closed. But it could have opened with candle light.

Of course, you would have to pay with cash or check since the credit/debit card machines would not run.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Appreciate Your Mother

on August 31, 2017 - 8:50am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I loved the solar eclipse! We drove north to Idaho to experience the once-in-lifetime event in totality.

We stayed in a palatial home on the edge of a creek at the base of Mount Baldy in Sun Valley. Wholly enthralled with the surrounding beauty we dubbed the experience “Hoity-Toy-tality” and .the party commenced.

There were nine of us, and the morning of the celestial event we lined our chairs up along the balcony to wait for the eclipse.

Pages


Advertisements