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New Mexico House Republicans To Jeff Bezos: We Stand Ready To Partner With Amazon!

on October 20, 2017 - 6:05pm

Minority Floor Leader Nate Gentry

NM HOUSE GOP News:

SANTA FE – Nineteen New Mexico House Republican representatives sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to promote Albuquerque’s bid to host Am

azon’s new North American headquarters.

In their letter, the representatives cited New Mexico’s location, cultural and recreational opportunities, and the presence of two national laboratories as key assets. They also pledged their willingness to work on business-friendly policies, including tax reform, as well as continued support for important state incentive programs such as the Local

Opening Reception For 'Phillip Noll – Four Corners, A Photographic Exhibition' Underway Until 7 p.m. Today!

on October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Opening Reception for 'Phillip Noll – Four Corners, a Photographic Exhibition' is underway until 7 p.m. today at The Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2. The exhibition runs from Oct. 20 through Nov. 19. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Some of the pieces in The Four Corners: A Photographic Exhibition by Phillip Noll. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Key Club Bake Sale Fundraiser In LANB Lobby

on October 20, 2017 - 4:53pm

Los Alamos High School Key Club members, from left, Andrei Popa-Simil, Shimada Kaoru, Mackenzie Rogers and Mikala Bucklin this afternoon in the lobby at Los Alamos National Bank. The students are selling baked goods as a fundraiser and customer Linda Goforth is stocking up. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bail Reform: Overdue And More To Do

on October 20, 2017 - 4:36pm
Leo M. Romero
 
SUPREME COURT News:
 
Reforms to New Mexico’s traditional money-based bail system will make our community safer by permitting judges to lock up defendants who are most likely to commit new crimes if released. And the reforms should not be blamed for the increase in crime reported in the press. They became effective just three months ago, on July 1. 
 
Before the reforms, dangerous defendants could buy their way out of jail by paying a bondsman.

DPU To Conduct Automated Telephone Survey

on October 20, 2017 - 4:35pm

COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) customers may receive an automated telephone survey sometime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. the week of Oct. 23.

 

The purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the DPU’s public awareness program designed to promote natural gas safety for all stakeholders, including customers without gas heaters or appliances.  Survey duration is approximately five minutes long.  

As a natural gas provider, DPU is committed to safely delivering gas to the community.

LANB Employees Evacuate Due To Burning Odor

on October 20, 2017 - 4:33pm

A line of Los Alamos National Bank employees wait in the bank parking lot this afternoon while Los Alamos Firefighters check out a burning electrical odor permeating inside the building at 1200 Trinity Dr. Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez explained the burning electrical odor set off the building's alarm around 1:10 p.m. and the fire department immediately responded to the scene. Martinez said the fire department did a full sweep of the building but the smell was concentrated to the second floor.

NIST: How Bright Is The Moon, Really?

on October 20, 2017 - 10:56am
Moonset on the NIST campus. These white domes will house the equipment used in the moon brightness experiment. Eventually the domes and equipment will be moved to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Courtesy/Jennifer Lauren Lee/NIST
 
NIST News:
 
The “inconstant moon,” as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plan to make the moon even more reliable with a new project to measure its brightness.
 
Scientists put the moon to work

C’YA Thanks A Million Campaign For Soldiers

on October 20, 2017 - 10:15am

A local youth group, along with Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) would like to ask the community to assist in sending cards and notes to local servicemen as part of the Thanks A Million campaign. The local collections site is the only one in the state that sends cards and letters to a dozen young people associated with New Mexico. Items can be dropped off at the Betty Ehart Senior Center during normal business hours. The donation of postage also is greatly appreciated to support this effort.
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Obituary: Donald D. McCurdy Oct. 18, 2017

on October 20, 2017 - 10:14am

DONALD D. McCURDY Oct. 18, 2017

On October 18, 2017, The world lost an inspirational, knowledgeable, fun, loving, card playing, joke and story-telling person when Donald D. McCurdy passed away peacefully. 

Don was born in Ellis, Kansas. After High School, he served in the Air Force and then started his career thereafter. In 1972, he and his wife of 58 years, Mary, moved their family to Los Alamos, New Mexico where they raised six boys. Don worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement.

Donald was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

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Last Call For Nominations: Clean & Beautiful Committee

on October 20, 2017 - 10:04am
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department is seeking nominations for the 11-member New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Advisory Committee (“Advisory Committee”).
 
Previously known as the Litter Control Council, the emerging Advisory Committee will participate in the strategic planning, discussion, and execution of the Keep New Mexico True (KNMT) program and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful (NMCB) grant development.
 
All interested candidates should be knowledgeable in the areas of beautification, blight reduction, litter eradication, and waste diversion, but also have relative

LAVNS Community Memorial Service 1-3 p.m. Nov. 5

on October 20, 2017 - 9:25am

From Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service:

Each year the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service holds a Community Memorial Service to honor those we have loved and have died in the last year.

We would like to invite everyone in the community to this, our 21st Annual Memorial Program.

A simple non-denominational service is held with a ceremony of flowers during which family members and friends are encouraged to briefly remember their loved ones and place a flower into our memorial vase. (Flowers provided by Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service).

This year our memorial is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

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Common Cause NM Best In Government Awards

on October 20, 2017 - 9:20am
CCNM News:
 
Common Cause New Mexico will honor elected officials, citizens, student advocates, journalists and good government partners at its annual luncheon at noon, Dec. 2 at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd in Albuquerque.
 
The cost of the luncheon is $30, and registration is through act.commoncause.org/nmlunch17 or by calling 323.6399 and leaving your name, phone number and number of tickets.
 
Every year, Common Cause recognizes the contributions of outstanding citizens and elected officials who have made the year a bright one for good government and

LAPS Students Create Libraries For Kenyan Schools

on October 20, 2017 - 9:01am
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COMMUNITY News:
 
Each of the seven Los Alamos pubic schools is well on its way to creating school libraries in Kenya. Chamisa, Barranca and Pinon elementary schools have already reached the 1,000+ book goal. Mountain and Aspen elementary schools are very close to that goal, while Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School are still actively soliciting books so they, too, can create 1,000 book libraries.
 
Book donations (preschool-8th grade reading level) can be dropped off at any of these school.

Philip Noll's Solo Exhibit At Karen Wray Gallery Today!

on October 20, 2017 - 9:00am
'Descent into Mystery', one of the pieces in The Four Corners: A Photographic Exhibition by Phillip Noll. Courtesy image

Art News:

The Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos invites the community to “Phillip Noll, The Four Corners: A Photographic Exhibition,” Oct. 20 through Nov. 19 with an Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

For award-winning photographer Phillip Noll, “four corners” has many meanings.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time Part 2

on October 20, 2017 - 8:30am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute


In last week’s column, we looked at Uruk 5,000 years ago and saw the emergence of cuneiform, a system of writing, apparently used to document trades and inventory.  

Flash forward to 1394 A.D. and Prato, Italy. Francesco di Marco Datini ordered wool from Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain about 1,342 km away.  

Remember, the order had to be written and delivered before any product fulfillment could be achieved and there was no airmail or Internet.

Modern Conveniences Can Render Users Into Victims Of Scams, Thievery And Hackings

on October 20, 2017 - 8:29am
By LAUREN JOHNSON
Los Alamos
 
Today’s digital age comes with many opportunities never before seen or imagined. One can connect with friends and family across the world, have instantaneous access to a plethora of knowledge, and complete all shopping from the convenience of a handheld device.
 
Unfortunately, these modern conveniences can render users into victims of scams, thievery, and hackings without users even leaving their house or physically interacting with their perpetrator.
 
Gone are the days when a thief has to make a slit in your coin purse as you walk down the street in

Worried Your Sore Throat May Be Strep?

on October 20, 2017 - 8:18am

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CDC News:

Strep throat is a common type of sore throat in children, but it’s not very common in adults. Healthcare professionals can do a quick test to determine if a sore throat is strep throat. If so, antibiotics can help you feel better faster and prevent spreading it to others.

Many things can cause that unpleasant, scratchy, and sometimes painful condition known as a sore throat. Viruses, bacteria, allergens, environmental irritants (such as cigarette smoke), and chronic postnasal drip can all cause a sore throat.

ISA And Honeywell To Co-Host Web Seminar

on October 20, 2017 - 8:16am
ISA News:

 

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Corporate Partner, Honeywell Process Solutions, will co-host a free webinar Nov. 3 on how to address cybersecurity concerns in gas metering and data management.
 
The webinar, which is noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature two automation experts: Pierre Dufour, Global Product Marketing Manager at Honeywell Process Solutions; and Steve Mustard, automation consultant.
 
“In today's highly connected world, with increasingly sophisticated electronic threats, it is unrealistic to assume natural gas delivery systems

LAHS Graduate Danekah Olguin Heading To Japan

on October 20, 2017 - 8:14am

Los Alamos High School 2017 graduate Airman Danekah Olguin. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 2017 graduate Danekah D. Olguin completed basic military training in August at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

 

She completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values and physical fitness as well as basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits towards an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Methods To Help Teens Become Safer Drivers

on October 20, 2017 - 8:09am

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CDC News:

Learning to drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk.

Know the Facts

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens.
  • More than 2,300 teens (ages 16‒19) lost their lives in car crashes in 2015—that’s six teens every day.
  • Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
  • Driver inexperience is a main cause of fatal crashes for teen drivers.
  • The number one threat to teens’ safety is driving or

Wiemann: Put Retirement Week Lessons To Work

on October 20, 2017 - 8:06am
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Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones

To raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has designated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. What lessons can you learn from this event?

First of all, save early – and save often. Too many people put off saving for retirement until they are in their late 40s – and even their 50s.

Secret City Kitchen Serves Up Tasty Fare

on October 20, 2017 - 8:05am

Jeremy Varela, owner of Secret City Kitchen, serves up a meal at the restaurant. Photo by Serenity Maestas/ladailypost.com

By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

Secret City Kitchen is one of Los Alamos’ secret restaurants and it's located in Building 2 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus.

High school and college students of Los Alamos consider this one of the best places to go to for lunch, since their location is convenient and their prices are affordable.

Secret City Kitchen opened in September 2015. Jeremy Varela is the owner.

Personnel Board Meets Tuesday, Oct. 24

on October 20, 2017 - 8:02am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Personnel Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
  • I. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
  • II. CHAIR'S REPORT
  • III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
  • IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from August 22, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting. Presenters: Leslie Geyer
  • VI..  DISCUSSION AND/OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
    • A.  Discussion on Recruitment Efforts for Personnel Board
    • B.  Update on Significant HR Projects
  • VII.

Daily Postcard: Goblin Rocks In Ponderosa

on October 20, 2017 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: Mysterious scene at Goblin Rocks near Ponderosa. Photo by Bob Freeman

PED Tweaks Proposed Science Education Standards

on October 19, 2017 - 5:12pm
Public Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski addresses the crowd during a reception Oct. 10 at the LAPS School Board Meeting Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) appeared to backpedal Tuesday on proposed changes to the New Mexico Science Education Standards, which are at odds with the Next Generation Science Standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences.

New Mexico would be the 19th state to adopt the Standards.

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