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Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 27

on February 27, 2018 - 6:52am
By George Morse
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
The weather last week was warm, but it has turned colder this week. There have been some good snow storms just to the north of us.
Wolf Creek Ski Area has received over 50 inches of snow in the past seven days and more is forecast later this week. Colder temperatures than we have been experiencing are forecast for the rest of this coming week. Any snow we get to help alleviate the lack of snow in December and January will be most welcome. There was considerable snow covering the Jemez Mountains Tuesday (2/20) and this will

Tales Of Our Times: Sorting Out Knowledge Is Tricky

on February 26, 2018 - 5:44pm
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Sorting Out Knowledge Is Tricky
All knowledge is incremental. Knowledge is always expanding and is always incomplete. The endless path to knowledge is such a familiar story that we pay no mind.

But look and see how issues evolve. Debaters of an issue start out assuming everything needed is known somewhere. Then it gets weirder. Before long, each side suspects the other side is hiding parts of the truth to avoid having the full story told. Of course, none of this is stated upfront.

Mick Rich: Why I'm Running

on February 26, 2018 - 8:06am
Mick Rich
Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate
I’m Mick Rich, and I’m running for the U.S. Senate. I’m not a career politician. I’m an outsider and a proven job creator.
From the time I was in grade school, I wanted to build big things. I worked my way through college in construction and started my own company here in New Mexico.
Along the way learning Hard Hat Values.
What are Hard Hat Values? Always do your best work. Use teamwork for every job. And do what it takes to get the job done.
Thirty-five years ago, I chose to start my construction business

Fr. Glenn: Crying ‘Havoc!’

on February 25, 2018 - 7:06am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Doing something is at least better than doing nothing at all!” Well … not necessarily. At least, not the first thing that comes to mind without due consideration.

I always enjoy the 1995 movie “Apollo 13”, and one of the wisest lines in the movie is: “Quiet down! Quiet down! Let's stay cool, people… Let’s work the problem … Let’s not make things worse by guessing!” Certainly anyone who has worked in engineering (or plumbing!) knows the wisdom of THAT statement.

Make Sure To Choose Right Financial Professional

on February 25, 2018 - 6:58am
Financial Advisors
Edward Jones
What kind of lifestyle do you hope to have in retirement? Do you have a strategy to get there? If you don't have confidence in your plan, it may be time to engage a financial professional. But how do you choose the one who's right for you?
These days, you have more options than ever – including so-called robo-advisors. Robo-advisors typically use algorithms to assemble investment portfolios, with little to no human supervision, after customers answer questions online.

Home Country: Burned Toast

on February 25, 2018 - 6:57am
Home Country
The guys were outside at the sale barn, sipping coffee in Styrofoam cups and waiting for someone to say something.
Inside, the pitch of the auctioneer was heralding the glories of an old spavined milk cow, and fevered cattlemen were waving cards with numbers on them.
It was quieter outside. Finally, it was Herb who spoke. “You guys ever burn the toast and then scrape it?”
Toast, huh? Why not?
“Used to do that a lot before the toasters got modern on us,” Doc said. “Hardly ever burn any more.”
There was a period of coffee sipping and dog

Spencer: I’ll Retire To Bedlam

on February 23, 2018 - 7:03am
Los Alamos

Ebenezer Scrooge, in Charles Dickens memorable novella, uttered the equally memorable phrase "I'll retire to Bedlam" when he thought everyone he was talking to had gone nuts. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, I wonder if its time to do the same.

While NRA Exec. Director Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that would have left Bedlam inmates feeling quite sane, Democrats in Ohio wrote a bill that would, if passed, define innocuous, 22 rimfire rifles from the ninteen-sixties such as the Marlin Model 60 or

World Futures: Lying, Cheating And Stealing: Part 4

on February 23, 2018 - 6:58am

World Futures Institute

Stealing is a word with many meanings yet we will all attest that we know what it means. Or do we?

In the opening article of this series I made reference to receiving a dozen ball point pens from the bank and asked if taking one from the bank’s customer work station was stealing. What if you read an article on the Internet on how to cook a special dessert and then post “your” recipe on Facebook without crediting the source?

What if while shopping at the grocery store you eat a grape in the produce department to “taste” it and never pay for it?

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 22, 2018 - 3:15pm

Home Country: Romance

on February 22, 2018 - 10:20am
Home Country
Dewey picked up Emily’s yellow dress at the cleaners and drove it back to her here in the valley. They had managed to get most of the wine stains out. But what Dewey hadn’t managed to get out that fateful evening at the Italian restaurant was his vow of eternal love for Emily and a suggestion that they become mister and missus Decker.
Oh well, he might give it another try tonight. But this darn clumsiness of his always seemed to get in the way.
Emily looked lovely when he picked her up that evening. They held hands and walked around in town, staying

Sheehey: Advocating For Los Alamos At Roundhouse

on February 22, 2018 - 9:19am
Los Alamos County Councilor

I spent a good deal of time this year at the 2018 State Legislative Session, working on behalf of the people of Los Alamos and neighboring communities. As a member of the County Council’s Regional and State Subcommittee, I helped develop our state legislative agenda, which was approved by the whole Council last December. 

In addition to issues that we watch carefully every year, such as funding for local public education and capital improvement grants (we did receive $100,000 for affordable housing), our agenda included two items of special importance.

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2018 - 10:20am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
The warm weather last week opened up more fishing locations for anglers in Northern New Mexico.
Many lakes that had been closed to fishing because of unsafe ice conditions now have open water that allows for bank fishing and it has been good.
Hopefully, anglers called ahead and took advantage of these conditions, which are unusual for February. During this time of year, the fishing is often better during the middle of day when the sun has warmed the water a little bit.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Awareness

on February 20, 2018 - 6:22am
Lucy and Bobby. Courtesy photo
Formerly of Los Alamos
After our forty years raising domestic birds and dogs, including them in our family, I can’t resist celebrating the wonderful studies done lately on animal sentience.
There are many books recently published, some on best-seller lists—several on octopuses, their inventiveness, and their interest in relating to humans. Many books describe enlightening interactions between humans and other animals. Some of the most poignant stories describe how to relate with domestic herding animals and horses.
The article

Unexpected Encounter Leads To Interview With Manhattan Project Veteran Reid Cameron

on February 20, 2018 - 5:43am
Reid Cameron and his Manhattan Project service patch. Photo by Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society
Sometimes a chance encounter can result in something unexpected. That was the case last August when I visited Mesa Verde National Park. I was wearing my Los Alamos Ranch School shirt with the embroidered logo when I met a volunteer ranger in the park.
We were enjoying a nice conversation when she noticed the logo and said, excitedly, “My husband’s uncle was at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project!”
I immediately asked, “Is he still living?”

McQuiston: The ABCs Of D&O

on February 18, 2018 - 7:02am
The Jemez Agency
Many of us have been asked to serve on a nonprofit board for organizations such as the local church, a museum, library or civic group.
What if, while a member of that board, you make a decision and one or several of the members do not like the outcome or allege you breached your duty as a director or officer? A legal suit is filed against you and the board. What happens now? Who will pay for your defense attorney? Did you know your personal assets may be exposed by participating as a board member for a nonprofit organization?

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Black Panther’

on February 18, 2018 - 6:59am
Los Alamos
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is a visually rich and creative film. Like all Marvel movies, Black Panther is an action adventure flick—your typical, fast moving plot, where Good fights Evil, but with a definite underlying message.
Black Panther movie poster. Courtesy image
This time, we are taken to an idyllic yet isolated land, intentionally hidden from the rest of the world. The nation of Wakanda hides under a vast, East African, jungle canopy.

Fr. Glenn: To Serve And Not To Be Served

on February 18, 2018 - 6:48am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos
Of course, the news was filled the whole latter part of last week with the various reports of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, touching off yet again the guns vs no-guns debate. But … the root cause(s) of the problem? That is the question. Is it guns themselves? They simply seem to be tools manifesting a larger problem. Societal division? Video games and violence-promoting music? Drugs? “Toxic” masculinity? One or more of the host of other theories that have been forwarded?

The list goes on endlessly in

McQuiston: Working At Home? Get Home Business Insurance

on February 17, 2018 - 5:24pm
The Jemez Agency
I was talking with a client recently about how well her business was doing selling widgets on Amazon. She gets an order, boxes it up and sends it on its way. Simple. Until I had to deliver some news she was unaware of.
If her inventory catches fire in the garage, forget about it. Unless you have home insurance that specifically covers your home-based business, you’re on your own.
If you run a small business from your spare bedroom, chances are your homeowners insurance policy won’t cover a claim if your customer comes to your home to pick up

Smart Design With Suzette: A Design Trend That’s Ruining Your Sleep Quality

on February 16, 2018 - 10:28am
Surveys have found that people with blue-painted bedrooms get the most sleep. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, just as important as eating right and exercising.

Your bedroom should be a healthy environment for getting rest. You might think that just having comfortable bedding is enough, but there are other factors in bedroom design that influence how well you’re able to sleep at night.

One design trend that’s incredibly popular, but a big problem for sleep, is light and bright bedrooms.

Chandler: My Gig At The Legislature

on February 15, 2018 - 9:15am
Los Alamos

I have been privileged to work for the New Mexico Legislature over the last several sessions. I was a legislative analyst for the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Los Alamos’ Sen. Richard Martinez.

This committee comprises some of the most experienced Senators and is known for its critical consideration of bills based on sound policy, consistency with existing statutes, and constitutionality.

What does an analyst do? Not all are attorneys, some are subject matter experts.

World Futures: Lying, Cheating And Stealing: Part 3

on February 15, 2018 - 9:14am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Cheating refers to gaining an unfair advantage in a competitive situation. Generally it refers to an individual, keeping in mind that a company is usually viewed as an individual entity.

Cheating is an act consciously taken to gain the unfair advantage. Wikipedia, defines three classes of cheating:

  • academic;
  • sports, video and gambling; and
  • business.

Accordingly, one can conclude that the government(s) does not cheat. Or does it?

Starting with academic cheating, if more than 50 percent of high school students do it, should we be concerned?

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Go For Your Gold

on February 15, 2018 - 8:47am

Los Alamos

Meeting day-to-day expectations can be challenging. The sense of accomplishment in doing what needs to be done to successfully manage home and work and family is demanding enough for most of us. And then, there are the Olympians.

Many of us are enthralled by the Olympics. We watch the athletes twirl, skate, glide, and spin as they reach for Olympic gold. I come from a large family—meaning a family of very large people—and we consider the act of walking without falling to be an accomplishment. We are not coordinated.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Home Country: Clumsy Life

on February 12, 2018 - 6:33am
Home Country
Dewey reached up to straighten his tie and stuck a finger up a nostril by mistake. Here he was, on the most momentous evening of his life and he couldn’t do one little thing right. Tie a tie. Every 9-year-old boy getting ready for church could do it, but not Dewey.
He cussed his awkwardness and inability to do anything short of causing a disaster. How many guys are there who could actually put a black baldy cow in a treetop? Just him. No … Dewey, our pharaoh of fertilizer because he could shovel it into a pickup without killing himself, was uniquely

Fr. Glenn: Dust And Ashes

on February 11, 2018 - 1:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos


While visiting my old parish briefly last week, I was informed that cancer—which she had valiantly defeated a few years ago—had returned in a wonderful 30-something young mother. But that ol’ cancer: no respecter of age or person, power or position is it. Prince or pauper, pope or private … life-threatening misfortune can hit any of us at any time, whether it be by sickness, accident or some other calamity. This only highlights one of Jesus’ most obvious, and yet most poignant, statements: “Watch, for you know