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Robinson: A Glimpse Behind The Fence...

on April 20, 2019 - 9:36am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
If Robert Oppenheimer suddenly appeared at your home or college campus and asked you to go work on a project that he could not tell you about in a place that he could not elaborate, would you?
 
Recently, that question was asked of myself, Councilor Sara Scott, Councilor Randall Ryti and other fellow tourist as we had the wonderful opportunity to peek into some of the wonderful attractions that are part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, or MPNHP for short.
 
Our tour began at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Andrews: Integrity – Part Two

on April 20, 2019 - 7:53am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In Part One of this series, we ended with a question of when life begins. It can be argued that the answer affects moral and ethical principles of not just the individual, but the collective organization called society.

Buried in this perspective is another ill-defined term – a society. Is it private or public, is it a large or small group, or is it some interwoven amalgamation of an integral entity? For this part, let us view it as a governmental entity recognizing that all citizens in the entity are part of the government.

The population

McQuiston: How Does Your Homeowner Policy Respond To Total Losses?

on April 19, 2019 - 11:17am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

While homeowner insurance covers individuals and families for many day-to-day claims involving water damage, roof damage, and the like, it is potentially there for you when the unthinkable happens and your house is completely destroyed.

Dozens of questions arise whenever a catastrophic circumstance occurs; however, there is one question you should ask yourself prior to such a situation: how will my homeowner insurance policy respond to the loss of my home?

Traditional homeowner policies have specific limits of insurance for the dwelling, detached

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on April 18, 2019 - 3:47pm

Letter To The Editor: Wireless Metering Bad Idea...

on April 18, 2019 - 8:32am
By MIKE DEMPSEY
Los Alamos
 
Dear Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities and Los Alamos County Council. First, I would like to thank the Los Alamos Utilities Department for the Excellent Reliability and Quality of their service. For many reasons, everyday I think about how VERY THANKFUL that my family and I have electric power, clean water, natural gas and a flush toilet 24/7/365. Thank you! You are doing an excellent job!
 
I travel extensively, and have been following the issue of wireless metering of our utilities by long distance.

Letter To The Editor: If You See A Horse, Say ‘Hey’!

on April 17, 2019 - 7:31am
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By LAURA MULLANE
Vice President, Pajarito Riding Club
 
As the weather becomes warmer and many of us head outside to enjoy the County’s excellent trail system, now is a good time to talk about how best to share the trails with horses.
 
It’s good to start with a basic understanding of how horses see the world. Horses are prey animals. This means they’re ruled by one primary fear: the fear of being eaten. Never mind that most domesticated horses today have never known anything but safe, comfortable lives.
 
Millions of years of evolution tell them that a mountain lion
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Why Recent Improvements To New Mexico Tax Code Didn’t Change This Year’s Tax Return

on April 16, 2019 - 4:35pm
By JAMES JIMENEZ
Executive Director
New Mexico Voices for Children
 
When we think about all the public amenities that our tax payments support – like roads and highways, schools and education, internet access, parks, public safety, health care, and more – it’s a wonder we don’t celebrate Tax Day.
 
These amenities are, in fact, what make our modern economy and quality of life possible.

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