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New Mom On The Block: Summer Care Options In Los Alamos

on March 23, 2018 - 7:33am

Los Alamos

Not to be confused with the New Kids on the Block—I have significantly fewer groupies—I am the new mom on the block.

Moving from San Diego last summer, I joined the ranks of the Los Alamos parenting community. There’s a pretty steep learning curve when it comes to being a mom “on the Hill,” so I thought I would share my knowledge and fill the void of local parenting literature as I learn (through successes and failures) along the way.

My current local parenting question: What summer care options are available in Los Alamos?

Griggs: 'The Case Of The Purloined Pooch' And Other Animals Along The Way

on March 23, 2018 - 7:20am
Pecos, a 13-year-old Red Merle Aussie was dognapped and later rescued and returned to his owner. Courtesy photo

Six adorable white bundles of Samoyed fur, already showing their individual characters. Courtesy photo
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
While in New Mexico, I received an early morning telephone call from Crystal, an old friend who was living in Bend, Ore. She was moving to a farm nearer to the ocean, and wondered if I would like to help her drive a truck and unpack her studio.
So, in late summer with wildfires burning all over the Northwest,

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

on March 23, 2018 - 7:00am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Returning to the bubble model discussed last week, a mother or father bubble is at the stove heating a pot of water to boiling. The child bubble reaches for the stove and is stopped by the parent bubble who explains the following.

“I just put one liter, one thousand cubic centimeters, of water into the pot at a temperature on 3.98 degrees Celsius, equivalent to 277.13 degrees Kelvin or 39.164 degrees Fahrenheit and I want to raise the temperature of the water to 100 degrees on the centigrade scale.

Sheehey: Listening To The Community

on March 22, 2018 - 5:24pm
Dist. 43 Candidate Pete Sheehey, left, talks with Estaban Summers at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo

House Dist. 43 Candidate

A very important part of my job as a County Councilor is to go to as many community meetings as I can. At these meetings I learn and offer information, but most importantly, I listen to the concerns that are expressed.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Take A Vowel

on March 22, 2018 - 4:48pm

Los Alamos

Two really great things happened last week:

  1. I scored 546 in Scrabble. It is the most I have ever, ever scored. In my opening move I spelled “zippers” with the help of a blank, and on every turn after that I scored more than 28 points. While it was happening and immediately afterward it felt magical. Shortly thereafter I realized I had achieved my personal pinnacle of the Scrabble challenge, and then felt a little down-hearted. Which is why it was fantastic that a second great thing happened.
  2. I was selected to serve as the Executive Director for the United Way

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 22, 2018 - 3:59pm

Weekly Fishing Report: March 22

on March 22, 2018 - 9:09am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
On the first day of spring here in the Espanola Valley, the apricot trees are beginning to bloom. Sunday was a raw and nasty day, with strong winds, cold temperatures and blowing snow.
Fortunately, the timing was good, as the track meets and softball games that happened Saturday didn’t have to deal with those harsh conditions.
Springtime sports and fishing trips can be something of a gamble this time of year, as the weather can be warm and sunny, then turn nasty and cold in the blink of an eye.