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Home Country: Sometimes Love Can Be Little

on February 22, 2019 - 6:58am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES 
 
Steve was walking down the sidewalk the other day to get from the barber shop to where he’d parked his pickup. It was a nice kind of day. Chilly, of course, but not bolt-freezing cold.
 
His mind was on what he had to do that day. In addition to the usual ranch chores, he had to catch up the horses and give their hooves a mid-winter trim.
 
There are only a couple of horses shod at the moment, in case one is needed, and the others will get iron on them before the spring gather.
 
“Mister?”
 
Steve stopped and turned to see a girl about seven or

Tales Of Our Times: Think Big, Think Again, Think Of Ways To Improve

on February 22, 2019 - 6:49am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Think Big, Think Again, Think Of Ways To Improve
 

 

A close look at modern institutions---such as big companies, big political parties and lobby groups---finds a most peculiar approach to self-promotion. The custom is so familiar we forget how really bizarre it is. The oddness is unmistakable when we see it on a human scale: A man walks up to you on the street, sticks out his hand with a smile and says, “Hi, my name is Joe. I’m perfect.”

 
You might hold back a laugh, hurry away or call the police.

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 6:11am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather this week turned sharply colder. There was snow, but it was hit-or-miss. Here in the Espanola Valley there was very little, while nearby Los Alamos was buried. One area that has been really slammed with snow is Chama. They have already had over 100 inches of total snowfall and more is still on the way.
 
It’s been crazy not just here, but around the world. There was snow in Hawaii.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Dr. Bradley Rowberry!

on February 20, 2019 - 3:22pm
By KAREN WARTHEN
Los Alamos

I would like to acknowledge Dr. Bradley Rowberry who has served this community for over 25 years!

Dr. Rowberry continues to practice his gastroenterologist specialty at the Endoscopy Center in Los Alamos. He is a highly accomplished doctor and yet remains a humble and kind human being. He has a wonderful, friendly, and skilled staff and leads his team with kind-heartedness.

I hope Dr. Rowberry continues to enjoy the appreciation of his patients and the respect of his colleagues for many more years.

Thank you Dr. Rowberry.

Gessing: Tax Hikes Won’t Diversify NM Economy

on February 20, 2019 - 2:30pm
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation
 
House Democrats have revamped and are now pushing HB 6, legislation that ostensibly “reforms” New Mexico’s tax code. In reality, the legislation would impose a variety of tax hikes and raise New Mexicans’ overall tax burdens by $120 million a year.
 
The bill would have the positive impact of reducing the State gross receipts tax rate by 0.5%, but the legislation includes numerous taxes including but not limited to motor vehicle excise taxes, a 10 cent per gallon increase in the gas tax, hiking the top rate on personal income taxes from 4.9 to

Letter To The Editor: Consider Renovating Old Smith’s Into Much Needed Community Performing Arts Center

on February 19, 2019 - 2:53pm
By MARION PACK
Los Alamos

It has been over two years now since Smiths opened their big Marketplace store. The big space in the MeriMac Shopping Center is still vacant.

I was delighted to see that one of the County Council’s priorities and concerns is to work on the many empty buildings in downtown Los Alamos.

I would like to make a suggestion to them for their consideration.

There is a GREAT NEED for a performing arts center in our town, which is readily available to the community groups.

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Letter To The Editor: Water Rates, Overflowing, And Automated Meters Coming

on February 19, 2019 - 10:54am
By BRADY BURKE
Business Services Manager
 
There is a Board of Public Utilities meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Municipal Building in the Council chambers. It is important to attend and voice your public comment for at least three topics on the agenda.
 
First, the Department of Public Utilities wants to raise your water rates … again. 6.25% this time. It seems like an annual increase.
 
As water usage has dropped due to conservation efforts by the community, the Department wants to raise rates to keep up their revenues, ostensibly for future capital improvement projects.

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