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Letter To The Editor: Kiwanis Los Alamos Says Thanks!

on December 11, 2018 - 5:26am
By ANN HAYES
Breakfast with Santa Chairperson
 
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful.
 
The weather was perfect and contributed to bringing out large crowds to our annual event. The Los Alamos Flute Choir delighted with their Christmas carol program. Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event.
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Home Country: Christmas Treasures

on December 11, 2018 - 5:18am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Mabel Adams was sitting in the day room at the Rest of Your Life retirement home when the children came in. She smiled and so did all the others in the room except for two who didn’t know what was going on.
 
The old-timers in the home knew the kids were coming and had put up Christmas decorations around in the day room and on the doors of their own small apartments and on themselves.
 
Mabel had been reminded several times by the staff that morning that the kids were coming over, this being necessary as Mabel’s memory isn’t what it used to be.

Amateur Naturalist: What Is Happening To The Birds Of Los Alamos?

on December 10, 2018 - 12:09pm

House finches are among the most commonly seen birds in Los Alamos. But will they continue to be abundant? Will another species become more common, or will all species decrease or increase in numbers? Photo by Robert Dryja
By Robert Dryja
Los Alamos

Bird populations in Los Alamos have been studied in different ways. One way has involved monitoring birds in a piñon/juniper habitat over a 10-year time period from 2003 to 2013. The goal has been to evaluate what has happened to the total number of birds and the number of species.

Fr. Glenn: ‘Tis the Season

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks for all those in the community who helped us at IHM with our Angel Tree drive this year—that annual drive for gifts for underprivileged children. We had a LOT of requests, but each year the parish and the community demonstrate their generosity of heart. My worry is always that, on Christmas morning, a glistened-eyed mother might have to report: “Johnny, here’s your present. But, I’m sorry, Mary, Santa ran out of toys.” And hearts break and tears flow.

Andrews: Education, Training & The Five ‘Ws’ – Part 1

on December 6, 2018 - 9:30am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In 1956, I started high school and among the first courses I took was world history. Being more interested in math and science, it did not receive my devoted attention and, besides, my half-brother was dating my history teacher. Then, one day, my father asked me a question about Socrates and Greek history. Much to my embarrassment, I could not answer the question. I did not even know who Socrates was. My dad answered with a questioning complaint about the history curriculum and the lack of attention to Greek history. I had to respond quickly.

Head To Head: A Brief Look At 1950-1979

on December 6, 2018 - 9:14am

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

As promised, we’re going to take a fairly shallow dive into the history of the current “tribal” politics that seems to have taken over the stage recently.

Of course political divisions are not new. We did fight a civil war after all, but many of the roots of the current conflict between the two major political parties have their roots in the period beginning post World War II.

This period was followed by the 1950s and the McCarthy Era.

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