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Letter To The Editor: Comparison Of SMR With Other Technologies

on April 13, 2018 - 8:53am
By JIM REDMAN
ErgoTech, Los Alamos
 
While I applaud the DPU for looking for innovative ways to meet the community goal of carbon-neutral electrical generation I'm a little disappointed that the review of UAMPS small scale nuclear reactor SMR failed to compare the cost to the tax payers of other options.
 
 
At a minimum I would have expected these costs to be included in the County Council Agenda Packet when asking the councilors to make a decision on this topic.

The article by Mr. Glasco in the Post (https://www.ladailypost.com/content/glasco-carbon-free-power-project) suggests that
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Letter To The Editor: Do What Works To Provide Student Success Resources

on April 13, 2018 - 8:52am
By CHARLES GOODMACHER 
Government and Media Relations Director
National Education Association – New Mexico
 
Teachers and other educators across the nation say “enough” to chronic underfunding of public education. 
 
Here in New Mexico, educators await a positive outcome to the lawsuit against the State for failing to provide public schools the supports necessary for statewide student success.

Wiemann: Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments Or Boost Your Investments?

on April 13, 2018 - 8:35am
By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
 
Every month, you pay your mortgage. And, depending on your circumstances, you may be able to afford to put in additional payments – perhaps sizable ones. But should you? Or, if you really have the extra money, should you invest it? 

Initially, you might think it would be quite nice to rid yourself of that mortgage sooner, rather than later. But is it really the burden it seems? 

Actually, you get some real benefits from a mortgage. It certainly provides something of great value to you – your home.
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McQuiston: Uber & Insurance: How You Are Covered

on April 13, 2018 - 7:27am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
So I got a call from someone interested in being an Uber driver and he wanted to know how he was covered for car insurance.

I told him his current policy does not provide coverage while he is driving someone for a fee. But it got me interested how people are covered when they are driving for Uber. So off to their website I went and here is what I found.

App on ... While you’re waiting for a request

While you’re online with Uber before you accept a request, you are covered by our insurance policy for your liability to a third party if you are in an

World Futures: What Do We Need?

on April 13, 2018 - 7:07am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
Last week we looked at culture and a bubble model. An individual bubble becomes part of a larger bubble and must function within its culture – its social behavior and norms. We ended by observing that each bubble must be productive and contribute to the culture. But how does this align with the education system?
 
In the US education system, and similarly in most other countries, there are three basic levels of education – primary, secondary (ending with high school), and tertiary (post high school). Remember that while some training may be

Chandler: Importance Of Early Childhood Education

on April 12, 2018 - 10:44am
By CHRISTINE CHANDLER
Los Alamos
Candidate for House Dist. 43

New Mexico is failing her children. There is overwhelming evidence that early childhood education and programs that mentor young parents pay enormous dividends in terms of success in school and keeping at-risk children out of the criminal justice system. Yet the funding for these systems is inadequate to those in need.

Quality Prekindergarten (PreK) programs have been shown to improve student achievement. New Mexico has an early childhood program administered through the Public Education Department.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 11

on April 11, 2018 - 12:23pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The weather is warming up and the wind is blowing, heralding the start of spring. A post on Facebook said that they’d seen the first hummingbird of the season, so it’s time to clean up the feeders and set them out for these little buzz bombs as they migrate back up north from their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America.
 
Fruit trees are blooming all over the Espanola Valley and along the Rio Grande. Apple trees have yet to bloom but it won’t be long.
 
It’s been one of the driest winters on record and the snow is

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