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Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... The Incredible Ken Hendricks

on July 16, 2019 - 7:12am

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Executive Director
LARSO
This week, I will highlight another community partner. This time, I have selected Home Instead. When picking any type of provider, obviously you must pick the best for you, your family and your situation. My opinions today are based on a number of years of working with Home Instead, on community committees, as a recipient of services, as a viewer from afar, and now as a senior serving agency.
 
Caution, personal opinions just ahead! The reason Home Instead is successful, in our community is as simple as two words, Ken Hendricks.

Home Country: Ladder To Success

on July 15, 2019 - 6:53am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can’t make better through his own unique methods.
 
Well, what got him fired up the other day was a meeting of the ladies of the garden club down at the nursery. Windy’s been helping Dewey with his manure business on the one day a week he spends helping others. Today wasn’t a helper day, but he couldn’t pass up the audience.
 
They hadn’t gotten through old business when Windy stood, smiled, and spoke.
 

How The Hen House Turns: Dogs Blur The Line

on July 13, 2019 - 6:48am
Willy the dog. Courtesy/Cary Neeper
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
“The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior” by veterinarian Bruce Fogle (New York, Howell Book House, 1990), given all the recent studies on animal behavior, I’m amazed at the insights this author made THIRTY years ago.
 
In his Introduction, he claims that we “draw a clear line” between ourselves and other animals, including cats, but “…we blur the line with dogs.”
 
Recent studies now challenge that clear line between humans and all other animals, but that will have to wait for another Hen House

Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living ... Behavior And Contingencies

on July 10, 2019 - 6:10pm

By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
A Los Alamos member of
The International Behaviorology Institute

Since the causes of behavior are cast in terms of “contingencies,” the time has come to make some sense of the term “contingency.”

This term stands in generically for the range of “causes” of behavior the way other terms cannot, such as “stars” in astrology, or “selves” in psychology.

In a contingency, as an if-then relationship, if one variable happens, then the other variable happens. Each contingent relationship involves a dependency between variables.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on July 10, 2019 - 9:20am
Courtesy/LAFM
 
Courtesy/LAFM
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s at Thursday's Farmers Market:
 
Apricots- Plums- Peaches- Cherries-Apples Pork-Lamb-Beef-Yak Lavender Body Products- Vegan Body Products- Goat Milk Soaps Apple Cider- Snow Cones- Dried Apple -Apple wood Squash- Onions- Garlic- Beets- Turnips- Radishes- Peas- Green Beans Squash Blossoms- Beans- Bolitos Beans- Black Beans- Quiche- Tea Breads- Cookies- Cake- Scones- Tarts- Buns Burritos- Tacos- Sharpening Service- Kettle corn Worm castings, Compost- Plants- Weavings-Eggs- Honey, Honey sticks- salad Mixes- Romain Lettuce- Tomatoes-

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Piñon Flan

on July 5, 2019 - 6:34pm

Piñon Flan. Photo by Liddie Martinez
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

There must be at least a small Roman gene in my genetic makeup because, like the Romans, I am crazy about chickens! Chickens were domesticated by the ancient Romans and kept for laying eggs. And, as any cook with a flock of chickens will tell you, you get very inventive on uses for the little gems that tend to be highly prolific and in short form will take over your kitchen. I love their versatility and the fact that they are low in calories and high in protein.

Award Winning Builder RayLee Homes Announces Ground Breaking Of Mirador In White Rock

on July 3, 2019 - 9:48am

Front elevation of the Tuscan model home planned for Mirador in White Rock. Courtesy/RayLee Homes

RayLee Homes News:

RayLee Homes is excited to announce the ground breaking of Mirador in White Rock, one of the most in demand housing markets in New Mexico due to the influx of new jobs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with the high percent of retirees choosing to stay and live in the area.

Mirador in White Rock will provide 161 residential lots to be built on over the next three to four years.

Exploring Mysteries Of Living: Examples And Styles

on July 3, 2019 - 9:40am

By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
A Los Alamos member of
The International Behaviorology Institute

While some available books follow a reference–laced reporting of research results, these columns rely on a conceptual treatment of topics. This treatment includes numerous everyday examples, directly emphasizing meaningful understanding and appreciation of the fundamental principles, practices, and implications of the science that studies behavior.

As we reach and cover more complex, advanced topics, we will also employ our findings to explore and explain some of the conceptually intricate and intriguing

Home Country: It Just Happened

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It just happened, you know? One of those serendipitous coincidences that occur when planets line up or you foolishly store oily rags together. It just … happened.
 
Ardis Richardson was looking through the Soup ‘R Market for an egg beater for her mom. Not the electric kind. The turn-the-handle kind. She picked one up and tried it out, causing the friendly little metallic whir that good egg beaters make.
 
What was serendipitous, however, was Anita Campbell not six feet away in the next row thumping pumpkins.

How The Hen House Turns: Shared Emotion

on June 24, 2019 - 9:41am
Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In his Great Course on animals, Donald Moore gives us this definition of animal: “a multicellular organism that eats other animals.”
 
Of course that includes us humans. His first session begins by noting shared characteristics in animals, then different methods of reproduction, then various ways animals have devised in order to raise their offspring safely.
 
Most go to great lengths--like fish who use their own mouths to protect their young. Others retain the fetus until it is quite alert.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... It Takes A Village

on June 23, 2019 - 6:33am
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
According to, www.sheknows.com , the saying, “It takes a village,” is a portion of an old African proverb. They also say that may be up for debate, too. Many times it does take a village to get things accomplished and I am thankful for my village.
 
This week, I wanted to focus on one of our many project partners at the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization. The community partner I have selected is Los Alamos County. Now, I realize that thanking a funder publicly may come across as being grossly obsequious, according to Bing.com. Come on,

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 20, 2019 - 7:38am
Featured vendor Pat Montoya of Pat Montoya Apples. Courtesy/LAFM
 
LAFM News:
 
What's at the Farmers Market today:
 
Cherries are in!
 
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Onions, Fresh Garlic, Daikon radishes, Arugula, Salad Mixes, Spinach, Heads of Romaine Lettuce, Bok Choi, Chard-Kale, Salsa, Apple Cider, Composted worm castings, Compost, Apples, Asparagus, Dried Beans, Chile, Chicos, Shell Peas, Fresh Herbs, Carrots, Spinach, Jams- Jellies, Vinegars, Broths, Radishes, Chicken, Turkey, Tortillas, Pork, Eggs, Lamb, Beef, Yak-Bison, Vegan body products, Lavender body products, Goat milk

More Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on June 16, 2019 - 7:22am

Fresh vegetables were in big supply at the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot at Mesa Public Library. Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday and is a Los Alamos MainStreet program, which is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Native posole. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Pinto beans. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Soaps and lotions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Peas and onions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Super

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on June 13, 2019 - 4:45pm

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda attends the Farmers Market this morning in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Rosie Zomara, left, and Helen Zomara sell their wares this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Billy Turney of Santa Fe serenades the crowd at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ricardo Sanchez of RZ Bees hosts a booth at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fatima Quezada mans the booth for her mother Estella Alcantar this morning at the Farmers

PEEC: Meet Cowboys And Horses 6:30 P.M. Today

on June 12, 2019 - 7:19am
Learn about cowboys and their horses at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Summer Family Evening at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center features a talk about cowboys and horses of Northern New Mexico.
 
Gene McCracken will be at this event with two horses and discuss what role horses play in a cowboy’s life. This is a great opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and ask an expert any questions about horses.
 
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings in 2019, at

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
 
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

Lauritzen: ‘Life After 50’ In Los Alamos And White Rock

on June 10, 2019 - 1:59pm

Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.662.8920. Courtesy/BESC photo

The White Rock Senior Center at 133 Longview Dr. is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.672.2034. Courtesy/WRSC

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

There are two great events for those 50 and over taking place in the near future and we hope that you will spread

Councilors Host Booth At Farmers Market June 13

on June 5, 2019 - 4:35pm

COUNTY News:

Two Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth at the local Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 13.

Market-goers are welcome to stop by and chat with them about current issues, projects or other topics.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 4, 2019 - 7:55am
RZ's local honey. Courtesy/LAFM
 
High Country Sharpening of Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAFM
 
Snout bump. Courtesy/LAFM
 
Farmers Market News:
 
This week at the Thursday Farmers Market:
 
Tomatoes- Cucumbers- Radishes- Onions- Fresh Garlic- Daikon radishes-Arugula- Salad Mixes- Spinach- Heads of Romain Lettuce -Bok Choi- Chard-Kale-Salsa-Apple Cider- Composted worm castings- Compost Apples- Asparagus- Dried Beans- Chile- Chicos- Shell Peas- Fresh Herbs- Jams- Jellies- Vinegars- Tortillas- Pork- Eggs- Lamb- Beef- Yak- Vegan body products-Lavender body products- Goat milk soaps-

Home Country: Ladder To Success

on June 4, 2019 - 7:17am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
You have to hand it to Windy. When Alphonse “Windy” Wilson chooses to speak, it is a bombastic sampling of creativity. Windy has yet to find a word he can’t make better through his own unique methods.
 
Well, what got him fired up the other day was a meeting of the ladies of the garden club down at the nursery. Windy’s been helping Dewey with his manure business on the one day a week he spends helping others. Today wasn’t a helper day, but he couldn’t pass up the audience.
 
They hadn’t gotten through old business when Windy stood, smiled, and spoke.
 

What Is Wish-Cycling And Why it’s Always A Bad Idea

on May 28, 2019 - 6:30am
COUNTY News:
 
We have all been there. You’re standing in front of the recycle bin with something in hand – a beverage cap, a greasy pizza box, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a crinkly cellophane wrapper. You don’t completely know whether or not you can recycle it. You want to do your part for the environment by recycling more, so you throw it in the recycle bin and assume the recycling facilities will sort it out. No harm, no foul – right? Wrong!
 
“Wish- Cycling” is a term recycler’s use when referring to this kind of well-intended, but ultimately harmful behavior.

Quinn Fontaine: I’m All About Los Alamos Pride!

on May 28, 2019 - 5:59am
By CRISTINA OLDS
Los Alamos

Friends of Los Alamos Pride is excited to bring Santa Fe performance artist Quinn Fontaine back for the second annual Los Alamos Pride.
 
Fontaine brings his one-man show for the week’s kick off event 7 p.m. Monday, June 10 after the 5:30 p.m. International Potluck at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1726 Sage Loop. He’s also the emcee for the Festival 4-7 p.m., Friday in Central Park Square.

His show uses honesty and humor to talk about Fontaine’s life as a trans man, but also goes deep in revealing his personal journey as a sexual abuse survivor and thriver

Home Country: Town Dog

on May 25, 2019 - 5:00am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Billy’s been a busy guy ever since he became the official town dog here. Sally had been the town dog until she passed away on Doc’s porch, and then Billy’s owner died just two weeks after that, so it was something of a natural progression. Sometimes offices are filled without an election.
 
The high school wood shop boys built Billy a dog house next to the school crossing, but Billy preferred Aunt Ada’s couch in the cold months and a nice dog depression under an oak tree when it’s warm.
 
Billy was making the rounds this morning.

Study Finds Los Alamos County Among Best In New Mexico For Living On Social Security

on May 21, 2019 - 5:26pm
SMART ASSET News:
 
Relying heavily on Social Security as your main source of income in retirement can make budgeting difficult - especially when it comes for housing, which may be the largest category in your spending.
 
There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fifth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Los Alamos County

Grant: Overcoming Compare-Despair Syndrome

on May 18, 2019 - 10:35am
By ELIZABETH GRANT, LPCC
Sage Solutions Counseling
Los Alamos

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

Open up Fakebook, I mean Facebook, and you’re bound to bump into a friend who’s parasailing in the Caribbean, another who’s just completed a marathon and the pièce de résistance; a couple of love birds professing their love from under the Eiffel Tower.

Social media is all about presentation and naturally we want to show our best selves.

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