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Griggs: 'The Case Of The Purloined Pooch' And Other Animals Along The Way

on March 23, 2018 - 7:20am
Pecos, a 13-year-old Red Merle Aussie was dognapped and later rescued and returned to his owner. Courtesy photo

Six adorable white bundles of Samoyed fur, already showing their individual characters. Courtesy photo
By DAVID GRIGGS
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
While in New Mexico, I received an early morning telephone call from Crystal, an old friend who was living in Bend, Ore. She was moving to a farm nearer to the ocean, and wondered if I would like to help her drive a truck and unpack her studio.
 
So, in late summer with wildfires burning all over the Northwest,

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Take A Vowel

on March 22, 2018 - 4:48pm

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

Two really great things happened last week:

  1. I scored 546 in Scrabble. It is the most I have ever, ever scored. In my opening move I spelled “zippers” with the help of a blank, and on every turn after that I scored more than 28 points. While it was happening and immediately afterward it felt magical. Shortly thereafter I realized I had achieved my personal pinnacle of the Scrabble challenge, and then felt a little down-hearted. Which is why it was fantastic that a second great thing happened.
  2. I was selected to serve as the Executive Director for the United Way

Home Country: One More Cup

on March 22, 2018 - 7:50am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee.
 
But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now.

New Marketing Manager Joins PEEC

on March 21, 2018 - 6:50pm
Rachel Landman in Alaska. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is very pleased to announce that Rachel Landman of Albuquerque has taken the marketing manager position vacated when Sandra West decided to move to an education and sustainability role at PEEC.
 
Landman is transitioning into the role this month, and will be working full time at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Landman has a wide variety of marketing experience, along with an environmental education background.

Study Finds Los Alamos Among Best Places To Retire In New Mexico

on March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
SMART ASSET News:
 
A new study from SmartAsset ranked the 10 best places to retire in New Mexico. The study considers taxes (both income and sales), the number of doctors’ offices and opportunity for recreation and social life. According to the study, Los Alamos ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below for more information on the places that ranked in New Mexico:
 
Rank
City
Tax
Doctors' Offices per 1,000 People
Recreation Centers per 1,000 People
Retirement Centers per 1,000 people
% of Seniors
Best Place to Retire Index
1
Taos, NM
17.9%
6.5
3.3
0.2
21.6%
31.95
2
Placitas,

Scenes From 2018 Annual Family YMCA Red & Black & Green Ball Saturday Night - Part 1

on March 19, 2018 - 5:16pm

The Chairman's Round Table members are honored at the annual Red and Black (and Green) Ball Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder Resort, from left, TRK Management Co-owner Roger Waterman, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace, Espanola YMCA Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval accepting for Ross and Marlene Sanchez of Cross Connection, Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Ted Spain, Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Los Alamos National Bank President/CEO John Gulas.

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