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Letter To The Editor: Hats Off To All Of You!

on December 8, 2019 - 12:55pm
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful.
Good weather and spirits brought out an enthusiastic crowd.
Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event. To the hundreds of attendees who came to see Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program, thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos Flute Choir provided lovely

Home Country: Vermiculturist

on December 8, 2019 - 11:36am
Home Country
Dewey Decker showed his new business cards to the other guys at the Mule Barn Truck Stop’s philosophy counter, and each member of the world dilemma think tank got to keep one.
Steve, our owlish-appearing cowboy, scratched his head as he studied the card.
“Okay, Dewey, I’ll bite … what’s a verm-a- ….?
“Vermiculturist, Steve,” Dewey said, proudly. “It means I raise worms.”
Dewey, the beloved accident-prone member of the think tank, began his new career with just a shovel and his pickup, spreading manure in people’s yards.
Now, thanks in

Fr. Glenn: A Useful Servant

on December 8, 2019 - 9:07am
By Fr. Glenn Jones

During this time of year, in preparation for Christmas we Catholics read in Mass the Gospels referring to John the Baptist, who preached two major themes: repentance from evil, and producing good fruits of a good life—works of charity. Most Christians believe that without repentance, our good works have little spiritual effect … for doing evil is acting against (rejecting) the Good—i.e., the will of God—and consequently in some degree separates us from God—from Christ—who teaches us: “He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you

Posts From The Road: Singing Wind Bookshop

on December 8, 2019 - 6:53am

Headquarters: You know that you are drawing near when you travel north on Ocotillo Road out of Benson, Ariz., and you see the Headquarters for Books About the Southwest sign at 700 Singing Wind Road. About a half mile drive down the dirt road is the Singing Wind Bookshop. Photo by Gary Warren/

The Bell: The bell and sign still stand in front of the bookshop. Today, the shop is manned by employees and volunteers so you probably won't need to ring the bell for service.

Spencer: Why Would You Be Interested In Joining A Gun Club, Anyway?

on December 7, 2019 - 7:25am
Public Relations Chair
Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club

Los Alamos, New Mexico, is home to one of the best gun clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club, a 501.c4 nonprofit. If you are ambitious, you can drive up to the Whittington Center but that is hours away.

Here at home you can find two full archery ranges, a rifle range with sheltered benchrests and targets ranging out to 300 yards, trap, skeet, and both indoor and outdoor pistol ranges.

The club also has a clubhouse used for meetings and training sessions.

Letter To The Editor: Time For Action Plan On Housing

on December 6, 2019 - 5:34pm
Los Alamos

The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.

First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?

Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 5, 2019 - 4:58pm