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Letter To The Editor: Vote Christine For Dist. 43

on April 9, 2018 - 1:50pm
By DAVID SCHIFERL
Los Alamos
 
I enthusiastically support Christine Chandler to be our representative for New Mexico House District #43. I especially appreciate Christine’s role while on the County Council, in helping save the PAC 8 Community Media Center -- several times!
 
While working with Christine on various civic activities – most recently the Los Alamos County Transportation Board, I have come to appreciate her insights and fear her questions. And she doesn’t stop.

Chandler: Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Project

on April 8, 2018 - 10:15am
By GEORGE CHANDLER
Los Alamos

When I first heard our utilities department was considering buying into a Small Modular (Nuclear) Reactor (SMR) project I was pleased.

I think most physicists, of my generation at least, secretly harbor the hope that nuclear power will be redeemed and fulfill the promise of virtually unlimited clean power that we grew up with.

I believe the SMR movement (there are several brands of SMR under development) has legs, and will go a long way toward the bright future my boyhood heroes promised.

Fr. Glenn: Why Look You With Envy?

on April 8, 2018 - 8:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Looking across the parking lot outside my kitchen window the other day, I spied a coyote loping rather more rapidly than normal, pursued a few moments later by a golden retriever mix running for all it was worth. Kind of humorous in a way—the survival-hardened coyote easily besting the soft, house-warmed, city-dwelling retriever. The retriever almost seemed like he wanted to play, but the coyote wasn’t having it … taking “the better part of valor,” just in case.

It reminded of a spectacle years ago of a large dog

Letter To The Editor: Thank You LAPS Parents

on April 6, 2018 - 9:11am
By RUBY SELVAGE and VINCENT MARCIANO
LAPS Foundation Student Board Members, 2016-2018
 
On behalf of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and students from the Key Club and National Honor Society, we would like to thank all the parents of LAPS students who contributed to our recent student telethon.
 
Our fellow students volunteered their time to call parents to ask for their support for projects and programs supported by the LAPS Foundation. These initiatives benefit all public schools in Los Alamos.

Historical Society: Secret Letters

on April 5, 2018 - 9:12am
Courtesy photo
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Do you remember the last time you received an important letter—a real letter written in ink on real paper?
 
In today’s world of texts, instant messages, and e-mails, it’s rare to get a genuine letter anymore. Yet historians are privileged to make discoveries with historic letters and
documents on a regular basis, and sometimes, something really special comes along.
 
A few months ago, one of the volunteers at the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives and Collections was going through a box donated over a decade

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Encourage The Young

on April 5, 2018 - 9:01am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

In 1995, the two-night benefit concert featuring Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Lisa Germano and the indie band L7, left Pearl Jam frustrated with the high service fees Ticketmaster charged, They took the battle to court.

However this particular concert was not-for-profit, and able to bypass Ticketmaster. Instead fans entered a postcard lottery for tickets to the show. There were more than 175,000 entries for the 6,000 seats.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 5, 2018 - 8:33am

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