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Letter To The Editor: About Pearce And Apodaca

on August 20, 2018 - 4:18pm
White Rock

In a local newspaper, Mr. Dick Foster used one of Joseph Goebbels better propaganda ploys to slam Rep. Steve Pearce.

The declarative statement that has no supporting data. If one repeats it often enough it becomes truth. I expect more. He stated that Steve Pearce has the worst voting record in the whole Congress. Obviously, an untruth.

The recent article by former Gov. Jerry Apodaca endorsed Steve. Jerry would have known him as a state legislator as well as a congressman. Both men have extensive experience in state government.


World Futures: Statistics (And Probability) – Part Eight

on August 20, 2018 - 5:52am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In this series we have looked at the application of statistics in a few areas with the central theme that statistics deals with the representation of large volumes of historical data points in order to make predictions about the future and decisions about what path or road to take.
We know where to go or are trying to figure it out. As individuals, the historical data gives us insight into probable outcomes if we choose product A or product B, invest in company A or company B, or change the car oil this week or next month.
For the

Shin: A Fierce Advocate For Small Businesses

on August 19, 2018 - 2:48pm
Republican candidate
House Dist. 43
As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges and difficulties facing job creators in New Mexico. Small businesses are the engines that drive our economy, both in our state and the nation.

Locally, concerns include:

  • Recruiting and retaining a dependable work force. Both entry level and middle skills employees are difficult to find. A restaurant owner proposed expanding transportation across Northern New Mexico, to include the afternoon and late night hours, as well as more low income housing.

Fr. Glenn: ‘How Long, O Lord?!’

on August 19, 2018 - 6:45am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well, the elephant stomping about the room this week was definitely the dark revelations emerging from Pennsylvania of three hundred Catholic priests, other clergy and seminarians in the abuse of a thousand or more young people over several decades. Just when we Catholics think … hope … pray … that perhaps finally all such horrors have been rooted out so that we and our Church can heal, something else comes out—ripping open the wounds wider than before. 

Victims, of course, suffer most immediately and tragically.

Burke: The Bipartisan Voter

on August 19, 2018 - 5:51am
Candidate for County Council

Following the Rodeo parade, I had the pleasure of meeting voters from the different parties at the Republican booth. What I heard was similar to what I’ve heard while canvassing or speaking with people at other events: “Oh, a Republican. I couldn’t vote for you with that guy from your party in Washington being president.” I hear this from people I don’t know as well as those that have long been friends.

Some will say it and walk on, others will stay and see what I do with it. Let’s be clear. I’m not the guy in Washington, D.C.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Friendships

on August 18, 2018 - 5:29pm
Formerly of Los Alamos
It was Christmas 1940, I think, when Ma and Pa handed to my brother and me a small rope. They told us to follow it to the living room. Before we got that far, a wiggly ball of brown, white, and blond fur came rolling toward us, teased the rope from our hands, and cleaned our faces with tiny licks.
We named her Boots, for her white hind feet and front paws. That was the beginning of my life with animals. It was also the beginning of my understanding of the importance of friendship.

Smart Design With Suzette: Lighting Tips – Part One

on August 18, 2018 - 5:53am

An example of kitchen lighting. Courtesy image

An example of pendant lighting. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

No matter the size of a space, how you light it can make all the difference in its function. There are two rules of thumb: Have a mix of light sources at different levels to create a flattering ambience; and have appropriate task lighting for whatever you do in that space (reading, sautéing, getting dressed.) In all rooms maximize natural daylight with windows and skylights whenever possible.

What is a Lumen? What’s the Difference Between it and a Watt?
Lighting—it’s all