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Severed Power Line Cuts Power To Western Area

on September 24, 2017 - 8:05am
Power went out briefly Saturday in the Western Area due to this severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive. Photo by Daren Savage
 
County utility workers arrive Saturday at the scene in the Western Area to repair a severed power line. Photo by Daren Savage
 
By DAREN SAVAGE
Los Alamos

Saturday afternoon Los Alamos Western Area residents experienced a short blackout due to a severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive.

The power went out at approximately 3:15 p.m., and was restored by 4:15 p.m.

One young resident who lives across the street

Crowd Swarms 2017 Los Alamos Health Fair!

on September 24, 2017 - 7:54am
A large crowd swarms over Griffith Gymnasium Saturday for the Los Alamos Heart Council's 2017 Health Fair. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Flu shot! Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Medical Center has a big presence at the annual Health Fair. In addition to free flu shots, the hospital dispensed all kinds of information. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A youngster is fitted for a free bicycle helmet courtesy of New Mexico Bank & Trust. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
MANNM volunteers sign people up for blood tests. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Shiny

More Scenes From Metzger's 70th Anniversary

on September 24, 2017 - 7:43am

Metzger's Do It Best Owner Greg Metzger mingles with the crowd during his business' 70th anniversary. Photo by Nancy Partridge 

Metzger's General Manager David Jolly cuts into the store's anniversary cake. The cake was made by Cakes by Julia in Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's employee Marc Barbeau grills hot dogs during Metzger's Do It Best Hardware 70th anniversary Saturday. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's 70th anniversary celebration was attended by patrons young and old. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's Celebrates 70th Anniversary

on September 24, 2017 - 7:39am

Employees of the Metzger's Do It Best Hardware celebrate the store's 70th anniversary Saturday at the Los Alamos store. From left, Sue Smith, Noah and Marc Barbeau and Clayton Purvis serve up hotdogs to hungry patrons. Besides lunch, the event featured a number of vendor booths, drawings, cake and a performance by the Los Alamos High School marching band. The store also kicked off its rewards program, Best Rewards, which provides a number of benefits. For instance, for every $300 spent, customers will receive a gift card.

Whiteside: Protecting Yourself, Community From Flu

on September 24, 2017 - 7:34am

By JOHN WHITESIDE
Los Alamos Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into the routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.

At Los Alamos Medical Center, our mission is “Making Communities Healthier”. That means we want to ensure that we do everything we can to prevent the spread of this serious illness and help you stay healthy for the busy months ahead.

Scenes From Lucky Ducky Carnival At FSN

on September 24, 2017 - 7:29am
Saturday was the annual Luckey Ducky Day at Los Alamos Family Strengths Network on Orange Street. The fundraiser attracted hordes of kids and their grownups for a day of funfilled activities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J.

Luján Statement On Sec. Zinke’s Recommended Changes To Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

on September 24, 2017 - 7:26am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) Sept. 20 issued the following statement in response to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to President Trump on several national monuments.
 
Among the recommendations contained in Secretary Zinke’s report to the President are suggested changes to the management of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, located near Taos, including an expansion of activities which are currently not allowed at the monument.
 
“Secretary Zinke’s recommendations on the Rio Grande

UWNNM Board Conducts Site Visit At FSN

on September 24, 2017 - 7:25am

United Way of Northern New Mexico Board members conducted a site visit Sept. 12 at the Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St., which receives United Way funding. From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Treasurer Dr. Cindy Rooney, FSN Executive Director Carie Fanning and UWNNM board member David Trujillo. FSN is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through its Family Resource Center and programs.

Fr. Glenn: Time…Precious Time

on September 24, 2017 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Cute joke in the e-mail the other day: 

A priest waited in line to fill his car with gas just before a long holiday weekend, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, an attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. “Father," said the young man, “I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.” The priest chuckled, “I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.”

Ah, time, precious time.

Listo Nuevo México Launches Website To Aid DACA Recipients

on September 24, 2017 - 7:06am
LNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Listo Nuevo México, Albuquerque’s largest immigrants’ rights coalition, has launched a new website centralizing available information for DACA recipients in New Mexico.  
 
Wednesday's launching comes after the surge of questions and need for information regarding the new reality faced by DACA recipients since the Sept. 5 announced end to the program.
 
On Listo Nuevo México’s website, the nearly 7,000 DACA recipients in NM are able to find information including:

New Mexico Suicide Rate Declines In 2016

on September 24, 2017 - 7:02am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports a six percent decrease in the number of suicides in the state in 2016. The decrease reverses a trend of rising suicide rates in New Mexico over the last three years.

There were 469 reported suicides in New Mexico last year, down from 498 in 2015.

“The suicide of a loved one, whether it’s a parent, sibling, or friend, impacts the lives of those left behind forever.” said New Mexico Secretary of Health Lynn Gallagher, “Suicides are preventable, and this administration is determined to reach more New Mexicans early enough to get

Senators Introduce Bill To Reform Antiquated Hardrock Mining Laws

on September 24, 2017 - 7:00am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sept. 19, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2017, legislation to modernize the nation’s antiquated hardrock mining laws.
 
The bill requires companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands, helps ensure that taxpayers aren’t on the hook for cleaning up abandoned mines, and seeks to prevent another toxic

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

on September 24, 2017 - 6:59am

CDC News:

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside.

Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months.

Pastor Granillo: We Are Family!

on September 24, 2017 - 6:57am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
White Rock
 
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 (NIV)
 
I have heard tales that occasionally, in a relationship, a person can suddenly find that they are the object of anger or frustration and not know why. You probably know exactly what I’m talking about. You walk in and you immediately sense the tension in the air.

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Acres Sunset

on September 24, 2017 - 6:53am

Daily Postcard: The sunset Saturday from my home in Pajarito Acres in White Rock taken from an iPhone7. Photo by Mohini Rawool-Sullivan

Hilltoppers Gallop Past Bengals

on September 23, 2017 - 3:55pm

The Hilltoppers football team took to the gridiron on Friday night at home on Sullivan Field to play the Gallop Bengals.  The Toppers strong offence and defense proved to be more than the Bengals could handle and the Toppers were victorious 47-0. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ryan Mcniel had a big night by scoring three touchdowns and was involved in many of the defensive plays. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jack Stewart makes a leaping tackle on a Bengal runner. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

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Margaret Hollabaugh Visits Piecemakers Quilt Show

on September 23, 2017 - 3:53pm

Friends and family escort longtime Los Alamos resident Margaret Hollabaugh this morning from Sambriello to the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Show at Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road. Courtesy photo

Margaret Hollabaugh is surrounded today by her special friends amd family at the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Show at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy photo

EAA Young Eagles First Flight Takes Off Oct. 14

on September 23, 2017 - 8:37am
Pilot Roger Smith at last year's event in which local young people, ages 8 to 17 have the chance to take to the skies. This year's event is the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14. Courtesy photo
 
EAA News:
 
Local young people, ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies in the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14 as Northern New Mexico, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 691 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Los Alamos Airport (KLAM).
 
If the weather doesn’t allow for flying on the planned date, the event will be held the following Saturday, Oct. 21.
 
The rally is

FBI Releases New Photo Of SF Bank Robbery Suspect

on September 23, 2017 - 8:12am

Bank robbery suspect peddling away from scene Tuesday. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI in Albuquerque has released new photos from Tuesday's bank robbery in Santa Fe. The photos show the suspect on a bicycle.

The bicycle is described as a dark BMX style bicycle with four pegs on the wheels.

After robbing the bank, the suspect ran north on Griffin Street and jumped over a small wall inside the bank parking lot to get to his bicycle. He peddled north and crossed Griffin Street near Carlos Gilbert Elementary School. He turned left and headed west on Paseo De Peralta.

Prior to the robbery,

Heinrich Welcomes $1 Million Federal Investment In Innovate ABQ Bioscience Incubator

on September 23, 2017 - 6:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) welcomes the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will award Innovate ABQ with a $1 million grant to establish a bioscience business incubator.
 
Innovate ABQ is a collaborative initiative that brings together the research powers of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico's government, education, and business communities.

"I've been proud to support Innovate ABQ from the start," Heinrich said.

LANL: Notice Of Air Quality Permit Application

on September 23, 2017 - 6:21am
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory announces its application to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) for an air quality permit for the modification of its Technical Area (TA) 3 Power Plant facility.
 
The permit number associated with the TA-3 Power Plant facility is 2195B-M2. The net effect of this modification will result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and provide a reliable and sustainable heat and electric supply to support the Laboratory. The expected date of application submittal to the NMED Air Quality Bureau is Sept. 25.
 
The exact location for the

Los Alamos Art Tour Preview: Part Three

on September 23, 2017 - 6:19am
Painting by Tatiana Klimov. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15. This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos. Each stop offers something new and exciting.

At ProjectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square, guests will see a sample of each artist’s work during the hours of the Tour, or come to the reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Go To The Dogs

on September 23, 2017 - 6:13am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I am always interested in reading, researching, and sharing ways to become healthier.

Sometimes, I even try to implement these healthy strategies into my own life, with varying degrees of success. When an email from Dr. Andrew Weil entitled “Dogs Can Help You Sleep” showed up in my inbox I was intrigued and skeptical. As a mom of three dogs I know they provide many benefits, however, contributing to a good night’s sleep is not one of them.

According to the study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, results showed that sleeping with a dog in the room did help some

FBI: $1,000 Reward In NM Bank & Trust Robbery

on September 23, 2017 - 6:10am
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed a New Mexico Bank & Trust branch in Albuquerque Wednesday, Sept. 20.
 
The suspect was described as a slender white male in his 50s, approximately 5'9” tall. He had a light growth of gray or white hair on his face. He wore a dark baseball cap, dark jacket, sunglasses, dark jeans, and white tennis shoes. At approximately 3:06 p.m., the suspect entered the bank at 3701 4th Street NW.
 
He presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of

Teen Bullies And Victims Face Higher Suicide Risk

on September 23, 2017 - 6:08am

NPR HEALTH News:

Bullying and cyberbullying are major risk factors for teen suicide. And both the bullies and their victims are at risk.

That’s according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that urges pediatricians and family doctors to routinely screen teenagers for suicide risks.

“Pediatricians need to be aware of the problem overall,” says Benjamin Shain, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and lead author of the report published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. “They should be screening for things like mood disorders, substance abuse as well as bullying.”

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