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Enter The Vortex: Taos Vortex Music Festival Review

on August 25, 2019 - 10:04am
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Los Alamos

Taos Vortex, Meow Wolf’s interactive music festival, returned for its second year Aug. 16-18.

Glitter, tails, costumes, and whatever else people felt like wearing (or not wearing) made for a diverse and colorful crowd.

The vibe was chill, people were happy, and the

Fr. Glenn: The Spirit And The Flesh

on August 25, 2019 - 7:59am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

How ‘bout that stock market Friday, huh? Ouch. Like a submarine under attack, it was “dive, dive, dive!” And the ol’ pitiful portfolio looked … well … pitifull-er. Good thing that retirement is not around the corner—age 115 is starting to look do-able. If the ol’ jalopy will last that long…

And yet, what a great couple of days! … for me, at least. Received happy news from one of my old parish staff, and got to see members of not one, but two!, of my old Los Alamos parish families. Being single, a Catholic priest’s parish becomes his family, and so each time some of them

Posts From The Road: Loneliest Road In America

on August 25, 2019 - 6:18am

Nevada Highway 50 is known as‘The Loneliest Road in America’. The road spans just over 400 miles across the state but travelers pass through only six towns. Three of those towns are located near the California border leaving only three small towns between Fallon, Nev. and the eastern border of Nevada, a distance of over 300 miles. Drivers travel more than 17 mountain ranges on the drive making it fell like a roller coaster with miles of straight road between passes. The route of the road follows the same path as the Pony Express during in the 1860s.

Wiemann: Consolidating Accounts Leads To Clear Financial Strategy

on August 24, 2019 - 9:20am
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a strategy is by consolidating your financial accounts. 
Over the course of their lives, many people pick up a variety of financial accounts from multiple sources.

Letter To The Editor: Proposed Ordinance 695

on August 23, 2019 - 7:40am
General Manager
Metzgers Hardware
I am writing to express my strong support for adoption of the proposed County Ordinance 695, and the effort to bring an 86-room hotel and conference center to the 20 th Street extension.
Both the hotel and the conference center have been long identified priorities, dating at least to the time I arrived and became involved in economic development issues 10 years ago. The Tourism Strategic Plan from February 27, 2018 is typical.

Exploring Mysteries Of Living: Behavior And Behaviorology

on August 22, 2019 - 8:38am

A Los Alamos member of The International Behaviorology Institute

These columns comprise a journey, sometimes uncomfortable, often fun, always revealing. The journey explores some fascinating and recent (in the last 100 years) scientific discoveries, and the benefits we derive from them. These discoveries concern nature, human nature, the nature of human behavior and even consciousness and reality.

Additional topics also have direct and significant effects on human existence and experience, although at this point the names of many may surely sound overly technical.


McQuiston: Choosing Safe Cars For Teens

on August 22, 2019 - 7:55am

The Jemez Agency

My 3rd and last child is in the process of getting her driver’s license. Which means shopping for a car for her to drive. So what kind of car should I buy?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) say there is something parents can do to protect their teens — choose a safe vehicle.

Sounds simple, but consider the following:

Avoid vehicles that encourage reckless driving. Teen drivers not only lack experience, but may also lack maturity. As a result, speeding and reckless driving are common.