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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.

Home Country: One More Cup

on March 22, 2018 - 7:50am
Home Country
There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup of coffee.
But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now.

Fr. Glenn: ‘He Is Inconvenient To Us’

on March 18, 2018 - 7:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Did you see the news story about a nativity statue being returned to a church 90 years after it was stolen? Stealing from a church, and thus from God; THAT can’t end well! This reminded of the scriptural story of 1 Samuel 4-6 and the Philistines’ plagues resulting from taking the Ark of the Covenant, ending only after they had returned it to the Israelites. Maybe something similar happened to the one who took the statue in the first place; who knows?

Cinema Cindy Reviews: A Wrinkle In Time

on March 17, 2018 - 9:11am
Los Alamos

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a sweet and courageous film based on the tween novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1962, the book has been a favorite read. But never has it been imagined as quite so colorful and fantastical. The story has a great message—when faced with darkness in the world: Be the Light; Be a warrior.

This is the tale of an adventure taken by 11-year-old Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid (who was Emily in 12 Years a Slave). She, her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of the movie Belle) are still

Amateur Naturalist: A Stage Called Cerro Grande Peak

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
MAP A: The three sides of Cerro Grande peak.
Amateur Naturalist: A stage called Cerro Grande Peak
Cerro Grande is one of the peaks that form the perimeter of the Valles Caldera volcanic crater. Two factors make the Cerro Grande one of the more interesting peaks to visit. It has three flanks. The positioning of these flanks has resulted in different kinds of forest growing on them. The second factor is the change in elevation from its base to its summit. This additionally results in several kinds of plant communities.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am



Smart Design With Suzette: How To Make Your Kitchen Look And Feel Bigger

on March 15, 2018 - 11:06am
Appliance panels. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create extra room in your kitchen, or create the illusion of a bigger space than you have, all without sacrificing a sense of personality.
Consider shallow cabinets. Not all of your lower cabinets must be the standard 24-inch depth. Most cabinet lines (even stock cabinets from big box stores) also come in a 12- or 15-inch depth usually used for upper cabinets.

Using slimmer

Chandler: Healthy Communities – Systemic Approach Needed

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am
Dist. 43 Candidate

I am running for the New Mexico House of Representatives, Dist. 43 because I believe that state government can and should play a more effective role in improving citizens’ lives. 

One area that I will focus on is improving access to and availability of healthcare including behavioral and addictive treatment and prevention services.

How The Hen House Turns: Changing Life

on March 15, 2018 - 7:04am
Formerly of Los Alamos
Do most kids want a pet of their own? Something aside from the family cat or dog? Not something or someone who is just part of the family.
There’s a subtle distinction to be made here. Usually, walking or feeding the dog or cat often falls on this child or that (when Mom and Dad are too busy) “It’s not “my” dog, Mom” (unless I own it, buy it myself, choose it myself, and house it in my room).
I learned that lesson years ago, and I expect it still holds. Or have things changed during the last few decades? Dogs seemed to have changed.

Weekly Fishing Report: March 14

on March 14, 2018 - 8:19am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
Spring is just a week away. This very dry and warm winter will be history and was likely history-making in terms of how dry it has been and how meager the snowpack was. Because of the lack of moisture, it will be a good idea to water your outdoor plantings (trees and shrubs) and perennial flower beds.
If you suffer from allergies, you’re starting to sneeze because of the tree pollen from elm and juniper is starting to show up in the pollen counts.

Encourage Artistry In People!

on March 13, 2018 - 7:20am
Executive Director
Los Alamos Arts Council
You may not be aware, but … artists struggle every day with societal attitudes that, instead of encouraging us to continue to be expressive, often make us feel useless and insecure.
Though artists are dedicated to providing reflection on our present and our past, with musings about the future, we often feel unsupported and taken-aback when queried; “Are you a local artist, or a professional?”, “An artist must suffer to be any good, right?” and “Why are you an artist when you have such talent for math?”
Think about

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

on March 12, 2018 - 8:20am

World Futures Institute

This column began in 2017 by exploring the List of 18 defining areas that need inquisition and exploration as we move forward in sustaining Earth and humanity.

April 21, 2017, the column “What and How Do We Teach People?” was published and ended with: “In the future, people will need physical, intellectual, and perceptual skills as well as interpersonal, decision making, and human skills. And there will be a continuing roll for history, the arts, pride and survival. Survival of the individual, humanity or all of the above?”

Recently, The Case Against

Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Enchiladas Compuestas

on March 11, 2018 - 1:22am

Enchiladas Compuestas by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Daily Post is introducing today a new food column by Liddie Martinez who will share her traditional New Mexican dishes once a month with our readers.


Española Valley

I learned how to cook traditional New Mexican dishes at my Grandmother’s side. We raised a few animals, a small flock of chickens and a vegetable garden so, my methods are still Farm to Table, a new buzz phrase in the world of cuisine but a centuries’ old tradition in Northern New Mexico that is still alive and well.

Fr. Glenn: Ever Ancient, Ever New

on March 11, 2018 - 1:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

(Saturday morning) “Aaugh! The internet is down!! Panic! PANIC!!!”

Such is our dependence on this modern mode of communication. What would it be like, I wonder, if the internet and phones went down for a long period. Perhaps like “Dawn of the Living Dead”, young people especially would wander zombie-ish … thumbs spontaneously twitching by long-acquired habit, desperate to text.

I couldn’t help but laugh recently when a priest friend of mine—a bit of a comic—after frantically searching for, and finally finding, his

McQuiston: 'Bells And Whistles' Allow Quality Auto Insurance Policies To Shine

on March 11, 2018 - 1:03am
The Jemez Agency
It’s next to impossible to watch any type of TV programming without seeing a commercial advertising how you can save money on auto insurance. But should you really purchase your auto coverage based upon the cheapest price?
Before I elaborate on this, allow me to ask you a different set of questions:
  • Would you hire an attorney based solely upon who has the cheapest hourly rates?
  • Would you hire a financial planner or investment advisor based solely upon their fees?
  • If you’re like most people, you probably answered these questions with a resounding

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Living Simply Is A Muddy Process

on March 9, 2018 - 10:59am

Los Alamos

We had all gathered at a women’s writing weekend near Albuquerque. As we took turns introducing ourselves, one woman in particular made an impression on me.

She introduced herself as an attorney from New York. She and her husband had finally made enough money that they could “afford to live simply” and had recently moved to New Mexico to do just that. They were building an adobe home in Georgia O’Keeffe country. She kinda looked like Georgia O’Keeffe.

During the morning break I found the Georgia look-a-like (GLL). I asked where she was building her new home

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 9, 2018 - 10:41am

Fr. Glenn: Furthering The Kingdom

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I don’t normally speak about Catholic saints in this column, but we celebrated the memorial of one on March 3 who was a saint connected with our area and thus might be of interest to many in the area:  St. Katherine Drexel.

Katherine was born in 1858 into a prominent Philadelphia family, and her father and stepmother (her mother died only five weeks after Katherine’s birth) imbued early within her and her sisters a love of God and her fellow Man, especially of the poor and downtrodden.

Weekly Fishing Report: March 4

on March 4, 2018 - 7:24am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
Despite the cold temperatures that New Mexico had last week, most lakes did not refreeze and have open water for bank fishing. The exception is Lake Maloya in Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton. It iced over and is closed to fishing.
If the weather warms up this week as it is forecast to do, the ice may melt and Lake Maloya will once again have open water for bank fishing. Call ahead to 575.445.5607 to check on conditions.
The snowstorms last week helped a little bit to increase the snowpack.

Pastor Granillo: Heritage

on March 4, 2018 - 6:48am

Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

You don't stumble upon your heritage. It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared. –Robbie Robertson

Every time I had the chance, I would open my mom’s old cedar chest and pull out her childhood photo albums. They were filled with pictures of people that I had never met; uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents. Every picture seemed so intentional. Every person was always dressed for the occasion, smiling at the camera, and gladly preserving a moment in time.

RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero Addresses Allegations About Travel Expenses And Reimbursements

on March 2, 2018 - 5:26pm
Executive Director
Regional Coalition of LANL Communities


Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) comprises nine cities, counties, and Pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).


Since I was hired as executive director in 2015, we have worked together to ensure that LANL is responsive to the issues and concerns of our northern New Mexico communities.


RCLC has been the sole organization to go to the U.S. Congress and request increases for cleanup of nuclear waste at LANL.

Smart Design With Suzette: Spring Cleaning

on March 2, 2018 - 10:42am
Clean gutters. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
Spring is right around the corner. From the interior of your home to the exterior, getting your home ready for spring will ensure you’ll be ready to enjoy it. Many new homeowners don’t know where to begin. Here are some guidelines to get started.
Start On Your Exterior
The outside of your home has taken wear and tear from the winter. Walk around your home and examine caulking around windows and doors, as well as open windows and doors and look at weather stripping. Replace old or cracking caulk and replace weather

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 2, 2018 - 8:41am

World Futures: Lying, Cheating And Stealing Part Five

on March 2, 2018 - 8:15am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In part one of this series, I referenced the Cadet Honor Code of the United States Military Academy. While I graduated in 1964, I returned 12 years later (1976) to become a member of the faculty. Shortly before I arrived, a major cheating scandal occurred in the spring of 1976 resulting in 151 cadets being separated.

The scandal was about cadets cheating on a “take home” exam in electrical engineering. When I arrived I had a job to do and did not have time (in my judgment) to devote to observing the events that were wrapping up.

McQuiston: Carbon Monoxide ... The Invisible Killer

on March 2, 2018 - 7:54am

The Jemez Agency

More than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized.

Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep.

This “silent killer” is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, portable generators or