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Fr. Glenn: A(nother) Fiery Father’s Day

on June 17, 2018 - 7:25am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Dang, another fire … just like last year at this time. In the Valle Caldera, no less.  Well … hopefully the rain we just received (thank you, Lord!) will knock some of these conflagrations down around the state and up in Colorado. 

As you know, one of the greatest tragedies of most wildfires is that they are so often caused simply by persons careless in watching and/or dousing campfires. Thus, we see how responsibility can equal charity.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on June 15, 2018 - 4:20pm

Smart Design By Suzette: Common Renovating Mistakes

on June 15, 2018 - 4:17pm

When looking at renovations, focus on the most used spaces such as the kitchen. Courtesy image

Rememeber to consider a room’s lighting when doing a home improvement project. Courtesy image

Don’t ignore a home’s style. Keep removation projects within the style. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

Taking a sledgehammer to your outdated kitchen may sound like fun, but realistically, renovating your home is a process that requires a lot of time and care.

Deciding to gut the bathroom and add a master walk-in closet is a great idea until you realize you need to do a plumbing update

Letter To The Editor: YMCA Celebrates National Pride Month

on June 15, 2018 - 2:38pm
The Family YMCA

June is national Pride month! The Family YMCA has partnered with Los Alamos Pride and other groups and individuals who are driven by the shared commitment to ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect.  

At the Y, we use this time to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community, members and staff. We honor those who have done the hard work for equity.

We remember the cruelty and inhumanity that has been and is perpetrated against our LGBTQ+ family.


Home Country: Town Dog

on June 15, 2018 - 11:21am
Home Country
The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post – that being the school crossing – at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn’t find any kids.
He couldn’t find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, sign and whistle, was home for the summer. So were the kids. School was out.
Billy, being the official town dog since Sally passed away on Doc’s porch, decided on the fourth day of no kids that he might as well do something else.
He cruised on down to the Rest of Your

How The Hen House Turns: The Value Of Sweet Talk

on June 15, 2018 - 11:16am
California Fox on town trail. Courtesy photo
Local Squirrel. Courtesy photo
Formerly of Los Alamos
Today I saw a beautiful young fox. He was crossing the path that runs across the steep wooded hill above our local creek. The water was quiet since we have had little rain lately. The creek can be quite noisy after a rain. It drains the steep meadows that reach out to Skyline Blvd, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean four miles up hill.
The fox saw me and froze for a moment. So did I. When I reached for my camera, he started across the trail, then stopped and looked

New Mom On The Block: Los Alamos Offers Venues For Children’s Birthday Parties

on June 15, 2018 - 8:07am

Katharine Coggeshall
Los Alamos

Your child’s birthday is the single most important day of the year to them. And although they may imagine a pop-up amusement park in your backyard with a personal stage for Taylor Swift to perform, your wallet may be wondering what other party options are available in Los Alamos.

With my son’s eighth birthday looming, the pressure is on to discover the best local party venues for kids. The balance between cost and childhood expectations is at the forefront of my mind, but I have managed to identify a number of candidate venues.

Los Alamos Birthday Party