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Canine Companions For Independence Is In Town!

on September 27, 2016 - 8:55pm

Kiro is a yellow lab who will be with Jacinta Lestone of Proton Pawsitive Dog Training for the next 20 months. Courtesy photo

Kiro the yellow lab relaxes with a friend. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) has come to Los Alamos! Kiro (pronounced Cairo), a yellow lab, will be with Jacinta Lestone of Proton Pawsitive Dog Training for the next 20 months. He will learn his basic commands and how to behave appropriately in public, including in businesses such as the grocery store or restaurants.

Letter To The Editor: Found Good Reason To Vote

on September 27, 2016 - 7:12pm
By APRIL NOLEN
Los Alamos

I have found a good reason to get out and vote on Nov. 8. Her name is Nora Espinoza. This political firecracker is currently a New Mexico state rep running for secretary of state. I had the privilege of hearing her speak recently at the Constitution Day Dinner hosted by the local GOP. Wow! The woman’s personal experience is impressive and her political rhetoric lively.

It is no wonder she recently made the national list of rising stars in the GOP (click here).

Rep.

NMSP Investigate Fatal Crash In Santa Fe County

on September 27, 2016 - 6:55pm

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash at about 5:30 p.m., Monday on N.M. 14 at mile marker 36 near Santa Fe.

The driver of the vehicle traveling northbound, Raymond P. Moya, 36, of Santa Fe, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The driver in the parked vehicle was uninjured. 

The initial investigation indicated Moya’s vehicle was traveling northbound on N.M. 14 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed when the vehicle veered into the southbound lane and struck a parked vehicle on the shoulder of the southbound side.

Henderson: Vote To Abolish Office Of Sheriff

on September 27, 2016 - 6:39pm
By KRISTIN HENDERSON
Los Alamos County Council
 
I am voting FOR County Question #1, to eliminate the Office of Sheriff in Los Alamos. I encourage everyone who believes in good government, strong public safety, and reduction of unnecessary risk to do the same.
 
Typically, a Sheriff provides law enforcement in County, or rural, areas. The Sheriff position in Los Alamos has no law enforcement duties, and Los Alamos has no County-only, or rural, land. All of the county land in Los Alamos is incorporated into the municipality of Los Alamos.

Atomic City Track Club Resumes Practices

on September 27, 2016 - 6:14pm

The Atomic City Track Club has resumed cross country practices for the fall 2016 season. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Atomic City Track Club, Los Alamos' Junior Olympic running club, has resumed cross country practices for the fall 2016 season.

Practices are 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Urban Park. Kids ages 7-18 are welcome to join.

Running club is free, but requires a $30 refundable uniform deposit to be returned when the uniform is returned. T-shirts to support the team are available for $20. For more information, email atomiccitytrackclub@gmail.com or call Coach

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Memorial Service For Shirley L. Davies Oct. 15

on September 27, 2016 - 3:47pm

Shirley L. Davies   May 22,1925 – July 22, 2016

Memorial Service:

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Shirley L. Davies will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

A reception will follow the service. Inurnment was earlier in the United Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, the United Church of Los Alamos or the charity of your choice.

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Living Well Los Alamos: The 4 H’s―Head, Heart, Hands And Health

on September 27, 2016 - 3:36pm
By HELEN IDZOREK
Los Alamos
 
The green four-leaf clover with the white H’s may conjure images of raising rabbits or baking a cake.
 
But 4-H is this and so much more. Youth from large cities to rural areas can and do participate in 4-H. For instance, youth in Los Alamos participate in archery, .22 pistol and shotgun projects as well as competing in the District competition in Raton. New Mexico State University 4H offers a variety of programs including Robotics, Karate, Vegetable Gardening, Fashion Design, even a Clowning project, to name just a few.
 
4-H has a long history of

Daily Postcard: Orphaned Bear Cubs Bulking Up!

on September 27, 2016 - 3:35pm

Daily Postcard: The orphaned bears rescued from the Valles Caldera, Valley Girl and Cowboy, continue to recuperate and gain weight under the care of Dr. Kathleen Ramsey at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation compound as they prepare for a release back into the wild around Thanksgiving. Courtesy/LEWF

Obituary: Virgil W. Scott March 1, 1927 – Sept. 9, 2016

on September 27, 2016 - 2:08pm
VIRGIL W. SCOTT March 1, 1927 Sept. 9, 2016

Virgil W. Scott, age 89, resident of Los Alamos, NM passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Virgil was born on March 1, 1927 in Memphis, TN to Pauline Caswell and Richard Scott who preceded him in death. He married Betty Lavey, April 21, 1948 in Alton, Illinois.

Virgil is survived by wife, Betty Scott of Los Alamos, daughter and caretaker, Kimberly Scott of Los Alamos, son, Paul Scott and wife Nelda of Cleburne, TX and daughter, Kathy Gibbons of Los Alamos.

Los Alamos County Council Candidate Models Kilts

on September 27, 2016 - 9:58am

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald models a kilt featuring maximum comfort and style. Proceeds form his modeling gig goes to his nonprofit Famine To Feast. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald ponders the countryside as he models a kilt. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council GOP candidate Jaret McDonald has been tapped to model kilts.

“I am lucky enough to have been selected to be a kilt model in the USA for DNKE,” McDonald told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

McDonald works at Los Alamos National

UWNNM Unveils New Fundraising Measurement

on September 27, 2016 - 9:25am

From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter, UWNNM Board Member Jill Cook, UWNNM Campaign Chair and LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and UWNNM Board Member Valerie Martinez. Courtesy/UWNNM

COMMUNITY News:

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) unveiled a new way of measuring its Community Action Fundraising campaign this year. The Community Action Fundraising thermometer in front of the Los Alamos Post Office will measure people assisted rather than money raised.

In yearly reports from nonprofit partners the average cost to help one

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Udall, Heinrich: New Mexico Ideal Location To Expand Defense Technology Innovation Hub

on September 27, 2016 - 9:08am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

STATE News:

  • In letter to Defense Secretary, senators say NM labs and bases are perfectly positioned to advance defense technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to consider opening a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental" (DIUx) office in New Mexico as part of the military's mission to widen the technology gap between the United States and its adversaries.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

DIUx offices have been opened in regions with a strong high-tech presence to help improve

Local Democrats Host Debate Watch Party

on September 27, 2016 - 8:52am

More than 120 people gather Monday evening for a debate watch party at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Folks gather at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square for Monday's first Presidential Debate party of the General Election season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos (DPLA) hosted a Presidential Debate watch party Monday evening at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) released the following statement following Monday evening’s

Brunner: Don’t Forget Small Business Contributions To Job Creation

on September 27, 2016 - 8:26am
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner
 
By TERRY BRUNNER
State Director
USDA Rural Development
 
We’ve witnessed meager economic growth and rising unemployment in New Mexico since the Great Recession. So it comes as no surprise that New Mexicans are very excited about the new Facebook facility coming to Los Lunas.
 
For all the attention garnered by that high-profile victory, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that a comprehensive economic recovery strategy for our state must also give strong consideration to our largest job creators in New Mexico: small businesses.
 

New Mexico School For The Arts Receives 2016 Mayor’s Award For Excellence

on September 27, 2016 - 8:06am
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is proud to announce that it is a 2016 recipient of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
 
The Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are given annually, and the 2016 recipients will be celebrated at the Mayor’s Awards dinner Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Sweeney Ballroom of the Santa Fe Convention Center.
 
NMSA opened in 2010, offering mastery arts training in Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts along with a rigorous academic education leading to a high school diploma.

Local GOP Gathers For Debate Watch Party

on September 27, 2016 - 8:02am

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos gather Monday evening at a watch party for the first Presidenticial Debate of the Gerneral Election season. The watch party was at the Zia Realty Group offices at 15th and Central owned by local GOP 1st Vice Chair and County Councilor James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local GOP members gather Monday evening for a debate watch party at the Zia Realty Group offices in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

GOP News:

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos gathered Monday evening for a

Public Field Trips Underway On SFNF

on September 27, 2016 - 7:33am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is planning seven field trips this fall as part of the revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). 
 
This Forest Plan will guide management for all resources throughout the forest for the next 10 to 15 years. These trips will give members of the public the opportunity to see resources on the ground and have conversations with SFNF resource specialists. The field trips will launch discussions on what should go into the Draft Forest Plan, which will be written over the next year. 
 
Find a brief summary of

Letter To The Editor: Support Of Many Made 2016 Health Fair A Great Success!

on September 26, 2016 - 5:37pm
By PHILIP GURSKY
President
Los Alamos Heart Council

The 31th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair, held at Griffith Gymnasium on Saturday, Sept. 24 was another great success! 

We had over 2,500 attendees. There were more than 70 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations from Los Alamos and surrounding communities. A total of approximately 800 flu shots were given and hundreds of blood draws were administered, as well as many other health screenings.

With all the activities for kids and families, hundreds of parents and children came to the Fair this

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

on September 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS), of Lenoir City, Tennessee.
 
BGS is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over four years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.
 
The contractor will provide support services to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) headquarters in

Heinrich To Attend White House Tribal Nations Conference, Builds Support For Safeguard Tribal Objects Of Patrimony Act

on September 26, 2016 - 5:13pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will attend the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC.
 
Heinrich will meet with tribal leaders and government officials to discuss issues of critical importance to Indian Country, including the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill he introduced to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony. 
 
This will be the eighth Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama to
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IRS And Security Summit Partners Warn Of Fake Tax Bill Emails

on September 26, 2016 - 5:13pm
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
 
The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax year 2015. Generally, the scam involves an email that includes the fake CP2000 as an attachment. The issue has been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for investigation.
 
The CP2000 is
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State Auditor Tim Keller Identifies Millions In Uncollected Revenue

on September 26, 2016 - 5:12pm
NMLEGIS News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller released a special audit of premium taxes collected by the state of New Mexico.
 
New Mexico’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) is responsible for accurate and timely collection of premium taxes from insurance providers that do business in the state. A sample of one-quarter of the total premium tax collected from 2010 to 2015 revealed that the state may have been underpaid at least $193 million just for those transactions. The total amount due to the state for all transactions is likely to be more.
 
“Given New Mexico’s

NCRTD ADA Bus Stop Enhancement Project To Begin Sept. 27 In Española

on September 26, 2016 - 5:12pm
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District, operator of the RTD Blue Bus, begins an ADA bus stop enhancement project on Tuesday, September 27.
 
The Project will result in intermittent lane closures on NM Highway 68/Riverside Dr. in Española along a 3-mile stretch beginning at La Joya St. north to El Llano Rd. The Project will last approximately 45 days with construction occurring Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 
 
For additional project information, please contact the NCRTD, Jim Nagle, at (505).629.4707 or by email at JimN@ncrtd.org.
 
The North

Managed Fires On SFNF Meet Objectives

on September 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed operations on both the 329-acre 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District and the 700-acre Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District. 
 
Both the 138 and Cuerno Fires were lightning-caused and presented opportunities to capitalize on natural ignitions to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape.
 
Objectives for both fires included:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including ponderosa pine litter, dried grasses, and dead and down timber
  • providing

Kick For The Cure Thursday

on September 26, 2016 - 5:10pm

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