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One NM Releases ‘How We Make A Better New Mexico’

on January 23, 2017 - 7:39am

Image/One New Mexico


ONE NM News:

SANTA FE – Today, One New Mexico, a state-based non-profit committed to creating a better future for all New Mexicans, released “a plan for a better New Mexico.” The booklet contains specific recommendations for job creation, critical investments in New Mexico’s people and strategic upgrades in the state’s infrastructure as the way to respond to the budget and jobs crises currently holding the state back.

“This booklet is about one thing,” said Alan Webber, founder of One New Mexico. “It’s a plan for a better New Mexico.


Daily Postcard: Hiking With Spectacular Views

on January 23, 2017 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: Taking a hike around the local area Saturday amongst spectacular views. Photo by Chris Clark/

NWS: Winter Storm Warning Until 5 a.m. Tuesday

on January 23, 2017 - 7:08am

The National Weather Service predicts today’s high near 40 degrees with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow. A total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight’s low around 24 degrees with an 80 percent chance of snow and a total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Lois Eddleman Wins 2017 Spirit Of The West Award

on January 22, 2017 - 9:01pm

Spirit of the West award recipient Lois Eddleman, left, with Claire Swinhoe who nominated her for the award. Courtesy photo


Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has selected Lois Eddleman to receive its annual Spirit of the West award, named for former Los Alamos County Councilor Jim West.

Eddleman has been volunteering for more than 55 years for the Los Alamos County Fair. She was nominated by Claire Swinhoe who describes Eddleman, 91, as someone with amazing energy and stamina.  

Each year at the County Fair, she helps secure the superintendents, volunteers and officials


NM Justice System Failing Due To Inadequate Funding

on January 22, 2017 - 12:35pm
SANTA FE  Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels told lawmakers Thursday that a lack of funding has damaged New Mexico’s justice system and potentially could cause the dismissal of criminal cases if courts are unable to provide speedy trials as constitutionally required.
“I wish I could tell you that New Mexico is providing the functioning justice system promised in the constitution that created ground rules of our government, but I can’t,” Daniels said in a State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the Legislature.

Pottery Display At Betty Ehart Senior Center

on January 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Pottery is on display through mid February at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy photo

BESC News:

The Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) is hosting a display of Southwest Native American Pottery. The display features about two dozen pieces, supported by a generous amount of information on Southwest pottery in general and on each particular piece.

The display runs until the middle of February, courtesy of Stephen Ledoux and Nelly Case who have been BESC members since the middle of last year

Letter To The Editor: Wildlife Issue

on January 22, 2017 - 12:14pm
Las Cruces
I grew up in Los Alamos. The Wildlife was there before we were. We are encroaching on their space. Just saying.

Los Alamos Women Brave Storm To March In Santa Fe

on January 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

Los Alamos women brave the storm to get to Saturday's Women’s March on Washington in Santa Fe. Photo by Jeff Bloch

Los Alamos Folks At ‘Women’s March On Washington’

on January 22, 2017 - 11:46am

Judith F. Stauber of Los Alamos with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at Saturday’s ‘Women’s March on Washington’. Courtesy photo

Front row from left, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham with Mickey Wright of Jemez Springs at Saturday's march in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo 


Many marchers wore shirts or hats with slogans. Photo by Rebecca Shankland
Los Alamos Daily Post

The day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the U.S. and around the world marched in support of equality for women.

LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons


Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Cinema Cindy: Hidden Figures

on January 22, 2017 - 9:13am
Los Alamos
“Hidden Figures” is currently my choice for the best picture of 2016. The film was just released to the public Jan. 6 and surprised everyone by immediately jumping to the top of the charts. The popularity of the film is well deserved!
This is a period piece about the American space program in 1961 and about the people behind the scenes whose dedication to the effort made space flight possible for our nation.

New Mexico Museum Of Art Hosts British Museum’s 'Lines Of Thought' International Debut

on January 22, 2017 - 9:10am
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519), The Virgin and Christ Child with a Cat, about 1478–81, pen and brown ink over stylus underdrawing. Collection of the British Museum (1856,0621.1) © The Trustees of the British Museum.
NMMA News:
SANTA FE ― In late May 2017, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum makes its international debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the first, and one of only two United States venues to host the exhibition.
With works from a list that reads like a “who's who" of international artists through the centuries, the

Udall Statement On Inauguration Of Donald Trump

on January 22, 2017 - 9:09am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall attended the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. He issued the following statement:
"The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of our democracy. Since George Washington, each United States president has peacefully turned the office over to the next. I don't agree with much of what Donald Trump stands for, but our nation is bigger than any one person. I am a proud American, and I felt it was important to attend today's inaugural ceremony.
"President Trump made many

Hayley Schake On Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 22, 2017 - 8:35am

Hayley Schake at LAHS in 2014 signing to attend Hastings College on a track scholarship. Photo by Leland Lehman/


HASTINGS, Nebr. – Hastings College has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2016 semester. Hayley Schake of Los Alamos is named to the list after she earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Schake graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2014 and received a track scholarship from Hastings College.

For the semester, 359 students from 18 states were named to the Dean’s List, with 216 students achieving a 4.0 grade point.

Daffodils Are Starting To Bloom For LAVNS Hospice

on January 22, 2017 - 8:33am

From left, LAVNS volunteer Debbie Baca, Lead Certified Nursing Assistant Lindsay Baca and Office Manager Debbie Weber. Photo by Jennifer Bartram


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is hosting its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale. Proceeds from the sale support the LAVNS Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

Daffodil pre-orders are being taken now through March 3:

  • Single bunch (10 stems) is $5;
  • Small glass vase with single bunch is $10;
  • Small glass vase with two bunches (20 stems) is $15; and
  • Large glass vase with three bunches (30 stems)

New Mexico Celebrates School Choice Week

on January 22, 2017 - 8:33am

  • The Land of Enchantment plays key role in National School Choice Week, Gov. Martinez issues proclamation.

SANTA FE –– National School Choice Week begins today in New Mexico and across the country. There are 190 events planned in the Land of Enchantment to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in New Mexico, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.

Seafloor Valleys Found Below West Antarctic Glaciers

on January 22, 2017 - 8:32am
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica.
Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.
“These oceanic features are several hundreds to a thousand meters deeper than what we thought before,” said Romain Millan, a graduate student in Earth system science at UCI and lead author of the new study.

Tales Of Our Times: Tie Smart Tools To New Pipelines

on January 22, 2017 - 8:30am
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Tie Smart Tools To New Pipelines

Politics leads the nation in constant fights for and against new pipelines. So why do so few partisans on either side sing out for smart tools on pipelines? No matter how you view pipelines, President Trump has timely chances to change the old ways.
“Smart tools” is a broad term for the steady stream of 21st century devices with computer chips that continuously inspect, analyze and report on the state of health of almost everything.

Safe Drinking Water Service Restored At Questa

on January 22, 2017 - 8:27am
NMED News:
SANTA FE  The Village of Questa in Taos County lifted its drinking water system’s precautionary boil water advisory Tuesday to restore water service for nearly 2,000 residents.
Staff from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) worked with the Village of Questa throughout the recent water emergency to ensure the protection of public health. 
The precautionary advisory was first issued Dec. 7, 2016 to ensure drinking water safety after Questa’s well production problems and distribution system pressure issues were detected.
The advisory

Pastor Raul Granillo: Not My Church

on January 22, 2017 - 8:24am

By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos  

For most of my life, I thought that the most important activity for a Christian was to attend church or mass on Sundays. I’m not sure if I was just ignorant of what everyone else knew, or if this was the common mentality. To be honest, I kind of thought that going to church was both the beginning and end of being a Christian.

I’m afraid that, even if we don’t admit it, for too many Christians, attending service on Sunday allows us to feel as if we have attained the highest achievement possible in our lives.

Daily Postcard: Steam Rises From Rio Grande

on January 22, 2017 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: Steam rises from the Rio Grande at sunrise in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Dozens From Los Alamos Participate In Women's March

on January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Several dozen residents from Los Alamos are participating in today's 'Women's March On Washington Santa Fe' in downtown Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's 'Women's March On Washington Santa Fe' in downtown Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's 'Women's March On Washington Santa Fe' in downtown Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's 'Women's March On Washington Santa Fe' in downtown Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Scene from today's 'Women's March On Washington Santa Fe' in downtown Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Dr. Steve Girrens Tapped For Nuclear Deterrence Associate Lab Director At Sandia National Laboratories

on January 21, 2017 - 2:02pm

Dr. Steven Girrens to serve as NTESS Nuclear Deterrence Associate Lab Director

SNL News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the management contract of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) Jan. 16 and Dr. Steven Girrens of Los Alamos will serve as the nuclear deterrence associate lab director at SNL.

Girrens will lead nuclear weapons, stockpile management, Office of Research & Development, Safeguards & Security Technology Programs, and operating and managing nuclear facilities.

The Big Outdoors Program Invites Adults To Help Children Enjoy Nature

on January 21, 2017 - 12:49pm
Helping children create fun experiences outside is a rewarding way to share the value of nature. PEEC staff lead backpacking trips for youth and families, one of many ways to get kids outside. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Want to help kids get outside? There will be an informational meeting about The Big Outdoors, a new program organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. 
The Big Outdoors will give adults concerned about children’s disconnect from nature a chance

Heinrich Questions Trump's Decision To Let Management Of Nuclear Stockpile Run On 'Auto-Pilot'

on January 21, 2017 - 12:47pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump expressing his serious concerns regarding continuity of government operations related to national security positions in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Department of Defense. 
Read the full text of the letter: PDF is available here.