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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 26

on December 26, 2017 - 1:17pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

As recommended in earlier fishing reports, it’s time to fish the Chama River below Abiquiu Dam now that the streamflow has been lowered. Anglers are having great success using a variety of baits and flies. There were a lot of trout stocked in this section of the Chama just prior to the lowering of the streamflow (564 rainbow trout stocked Dec. 20) and these trout are much more concentrated now that the streamflow is low (less than 100 cubic feet-per-second).

One complaint other anglers make about the fishing in this area is that

Letter To The Editor: My Last County Council Meeting

on December 26, 2017 - 9:59am
By BRUCE WARREN
Los Alamos
 
I attended last Friday's Council meeting because the construction of a bicycle flow trail in Bayo Canyon was on the agenda. I have followed the progress of the flow trail proposal, have attended the public meetings sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, and have voiced my opposition to the construction of a flow trail in any of our canyons in my letter to the LA Daily Post at http://www.ladailypost.com/content/letter-editor-do-we-need-or-want-bicycle-flow-trail.
 
The original proposal for a bicycle flow trail came from a small group of people who
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Home Country: Adequate This Coming Year

on December 26, 2017 - 8:56am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
There’s nothing like New Year’s Resolution to make a guy feel completely inadequate, thought Doc as he sat and sipped coffee at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn truck stop’s coffee shop.
 
In other words, thinking central. He happened to mention this to Steve, sitting on his left. Steve shoved his hat back and looked at his dear friend.
 
“Now Doc,” he said, “I don’t think you should talk that way. You see, the guys and I think you’re about the most adequate fella we know. Why, some of us are still here because of your adequacy. I know I am.”
 
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McQuiston: Five Tips For Safe Winter Driving

on December 24, 2017 - 7:23am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
The winter holiday season brings great things like Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, delicious food, and time with family. It also can bring not-so-great things like adding pounds to the waistline, juggling a hectic schedule, and feeling more tired when you return to work after the first of the year.
 
In a child’s eyes, and for some adults, the winter holiday season means snow – which is a great thing. Building snowmen and igloos, riding a sled down a hill, having a snow ball fight, and on those great days – no school! 
 
From a driver’s
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Tales Of Our Times: For This Holiday Season

on December 24, 2017 - 7:21am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Tales of Our Times For This Holiday Season

The years roll on. From the past, I bring local sketches from distinguished writers who passed this way before:

Peggy Pond, the fledgling poet and author, wrote in 1914:
There was the enormous and unbelievably vivid blueness of the sky; the wide horizon that stretched in every direction as we drove down to the Pueblo from our steep plateau; the arid landscape, all sun-baked gullied hill, the pinkish earth dotted with juniper and pinion like cloves stuck into a roasting ham;

Fr. Glenn: Blessed Are The Meek

on December 24, 2017 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Ah, ‘tis the Christmas season—a time of joy for the billions of Christians throughout the world as we celebrate the birth of Jesus over two millennia ago. The nativity of Jesus (obviously) necessarily precedes in time and gets more press, but many non-Christians may not realize that Christmas is NOT the biggest Christian celebration of the year.

Nebel: LANL Bidders Please Respond To Questions

on December 23, 2017 - 9:24am
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos

The last time the lab management contract was put out on bid I remember thinking: “Oh great. Now we are going to have a whole new level of worthless managers sidling up to the trough to skim money out of the lab. Where am I going to find the money to cover the inevitable increase in the overhead?”

The money I was bringing in wasn’t weapons program money and there was no way that my customers were going to cover that increase.

So, what happened? My understanding is that right now a Phd Full Time Equivalent (FTE) costs about $600,000/year at LANL.

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