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World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge: Part 5

on April 5, 2018 - 8:32am

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the previous columns of this series a bubble model was introduced with individual models bouncing around in a fluid of information and knowledge.

Bubbles can unite with other bubbles to form bigger bubbles such as families, companies, government entities, and other groups of bubbles and even countries. In so doing, the individual bubbles and amalgams must communicate with other bubbles, adapt and contribute.

The rules for interaction, which defines how the bubbles  all get along or not, defines the culture of a bubble, whatever its size.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 4

on April 4, 2018 - 2:37pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The 2018-2019 fishing season began Sunday, April 1. Anglers will need to purchase a new fishing license for this season.
 
Licenses may be purchased from vendors across the state or obtained online by visiting the State Game and Fish Department’s website: onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us
 
Streamflows throughout Northern New Mexico remain below normal which makes for good fishing conditions on streams that otherwise would be swollen with spring runoff this time of year.

Home Country: Highlights Of Work

on April 4, 2018 - 8:19am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. Doc and Dud had their dogs with them, while Bert and Dewey and Steve went stag.
 
Dud tried to start a conversation, but the loudspeaker soon drove them outside, where they arrayed themselves on dropped tailgates and waited to hear what Dud had in mind.
 
“I thought about it a lot,” Dud said, “and I wondered what the favorite part of my job was, and wondered if you fellas ever gave that any thought, too.”
 
They nodded.

Shin: Japan’s High Life Expectancy A Result Of Healthy Diet … Not Single Payer

on April 3, 2018 - 8:03am
By LISA SHIN
Candidate for House Dist. 43

A brief commentary on Richard Skolnik’s thoughtful and well-written response (link) to my editorial, “Single Payer is Not the Answer.” First, he completely avoids the question, “How are we going to pay for it?” because he knows the answer, “massive taxes.” New Mexico simply cannot generate the tax revenue necessary to fund single payer, as other states have discovered. Notably, policymakers aimed to encourage healthier drink options with a soda tax but Santa Fe citizens turned out in record numbers last year to vote it down.

Secondly, other

Amateur Naturalist: Cerro Grande Peak – Five Ecological Settings As Parts Of A Play

on April 3, 2018 - 7:52am
Major ecological settings on the south slope are on a stage called Cerro Grande. Courtesy/Robert Dryja
 
Amateur Naturalist: Cerro Grande Peak―Five Ecological Settings As Parts Of A Play
By ROBERT DRYJA
 
The southern flank of the Cerro Grande Peak has five ecological settings in which plants and animals live out their lives. Exploring through these settings to the top of Cerro Grande is like watching the parts of a play unfold. This play is called “A Hike to the Top”.  
 
Scene 1 begins at the start of the Cerro Grande trail by Highway 4. The forest is dispersed among ponderosa pine

Letter To The Editor: The White Elephant

on April 2, 2018 - 4:28pm

By BRADY BURKE
Candidate For Los Alamos County Council

Last month, the Los Alamos County Council, through a sleight of hand process, as they are wont to do, unanimously accepted the Tourism Strategic Plan and requested a Tourism Implementation Task Force Charter. Yes, I said sleight of hand.

The County Council meetings follow a prescribed format, guided by Robert’s Rules of Order. Here are the main headings for the April 3, 2018 County Council Meeting:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. PUBLIC COMMENT

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

6. PUBLIC COMMENT

About Those Missing Post Office Clocks...

on April 2, 2018 - 4:20pm
This historic photo shows two clock faces mounted to the exterior of the U.S. Post Office in downtown Los Alamos. It is suspected the clocks disappeared sometime in the 1970s-1980s. Courtesy photo
 
By DIMAS M. CHAVEZ
Los Alamos
 
I moved to Los Alamos as a youngster arriving Aug. 15, 1943. Our home was one of the original log cabins located not far from the Fuller Lodge, and I recall vividly watching the construciton of the Community Center, which included the new Post Office, and the famous two clocks.
 
For keeping time, we had a steam plant located not far from Ashley Pond that

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