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Vijali Hamilton’s Film Screens In Jemez Springs March 15

on March 3, 2015 - 7:42am

Vijali Hamilton

JSPL News:

A screening of artist Vijali Hamilton’s feature film, “The Wheel of the World: One Woman’s Creative Journey for Global Peace,” will be presented at 2 p.m., March 15 at the Jemez Springs Village Conference Room, 30 Jemez Springs Plaza.

The Jemez Springs Public Library (JSPL) is hosting the event, which will feature an introduction by Hamilton.

Beginning in 1986, Hamilton became inspired by a dream and was prompted to embark upon a quest for global peace.

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Freemasons Open Doors To Community Saturday

on March 3, 2015 - 7:30am

A masonic initiation. Paris, 1745. Courtesy/wikipedia

FREEMASONS News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Freemasons across New Mexico will open the doors of their lodges Saturday to anyone who wants to see what is inside.

With most of the state’s 55 lodges participating in this open house event, the Freemasons invite everyone to come inside, meet the members, and ask all the questions you want. 

In Los Alamos, Pajarito Lodge 66 will open its doors 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1400 Sage Loop at 15th Street and Canyon Road.

The oldest fraternal organization in the world, Freemasons trace their traditional roots to

Communities Invited To Red And Black Ball

on March 2, 2015 - 3:31pm

The crowd dances to the YMCA song at last year's event. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Individuals throughout northern New Mexico are invited to attend The Family YMCA’s annual Red and Black Ball.

The popular event is 5-11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Buffalo Thunder Resort’s Tewa room, with advanced ticket purchase required.

Tickets are $125 each with funds raised supporting after school, summer camp, health scholarships, and the Y’s teen centers in Espanola and Los Alamos. In honor of the Y’s 60th anniversary, this year’s event is called the Red, Black and Diamonds Ball.

The ball is a

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Letter To The Editor: LANL Highlights CASL Scientists And Engineers

on March 2, 2015 - 3:08pm

By LANL Public Affairs Office

In response to Bill Johnson's letter published in this morning's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post, LANL's Public Affairs Office issued the following:

Thank you for the opportunity to highlight the names of the many individuals who have contributed to the success of this excellent program. Usually in articles and press releases we don't have this luxury, but this is a good chance to get their names into the spotlight. 

As with most complex science projects, there are many people who work hard to make things happen on many levels, both scientific and

Los Alamos Rotary Crab Fest Breaks Record

on March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm

Jim O'Donnell, center, enters the bidding battle during the live auction portion of Saturday's annual Rotary Club Crab Fest fundraiser at the Knight's of Columbus Hall on DP Road. The event broke the organization's previous attendance record by selling out at 240 people despite the winter storm. Crab Fest Chair Skip King reported today that the event raised in excess of $18,000, which will go toward the purchase of picnic tables for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School honor students participate as servers in Saturday's Crab
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Yang: Kicking Habits, Forming Habits…

on March 2, 2015 - 1:28pm
By Elena Yang
Los Alamos

Kicking Habits, Forming Habits…good habits or bad habits, it all depends

I get irate whenever people try to tell me what to do; it’s a childhood reaction I’ve never learned to outgrow. Is it bad? I could have missed good advice. Is it good? It has taught me self-reliance. Of course, ultimately, it depends on how I manage my irritations.

So, when my dental hygienist tried to convince me that it would take only about 21 days to form the habit of flossing everyday, I smiled and demurred. Silently, I said, “That 21 days is a bunk.” 

First of all, averages or

Pile Burn Planned On Virgin Mesa Near Jemez

on March 2, 2015 - 1:04pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are continuing a prescribed pile burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week.

The Virgin Mesa prescribed burn may be conducted through March 31, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. 

The Virgin Mesa prescribed pile burn is 450 acres in an area one mile west of Jemez Springs and eight miles north of the communities of Gilman and Cañon. Small blocks may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume. 

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools

Pay Equity Bill Passes House Committee

on March 2, 2015 - 12:57pm

STATE News:
  • Change to Procurement Code Will Add Points in Bid if Companies Show Pay Equity

Today, Rep. Deborah Armstrong’s bill, HB 389, which would amend the state Procurement Code to reward businesses seeking government contracts if they demonstrate that they have a practice of paying equal wages to men and women for the same work, unanimously passed the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee.

Armstrong’s bill would allow businesses with a clearly documented record of providing equal pay to receive extra points in the procurement bidding process with any governmental

First Forum For Superintendent Finalist 7 P.M. Today

on March 2, 2015 - 12:49pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education reminds the community that there is a public forum this evening to meet one of the two finalists for superintendent, Dr. Chris Marczak.

The community forum is 7 p.m. in the Speech Theater between the gymnasium and library at Los Alamos High School.

There will be 3x5 cards available to the public to write down questions as they enter the venue. Questions may be parsed to help reduce redundancy before a specific number of randomly chosen
questions are asked of the candidates.

Finalist for superintendent, Dr.

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Special Meeting Wednesday

on March 2, 2015 - 12:25pm

COUNTY News:

There will be a special meeting of the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board at 3 p.m., Thursday in Suite 150 (CEDD Conference Room) at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Agenda:

  • I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 3:00 p.m. ( 5 min)
  • A. Call to Order/Introductions All
  • B. Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy All
  • C. Approval of Today’s Agenda All
  • D. Public Comment
  • II. DISCOVER LOS ALAMOS INSERT FOR BANDELIER SHUTTLE
  • DISTRIBUTION DISCUSSION/APPROVAL Kelly/All 3:05 p.m. (10 min)
  • III. JAN-FEB 2015 OCCUPANCY RATES/ADRs FOR HOLIDAY INN
  • AND COMFORT INN Agatha/Felicia 3:15 p.m. (10 min)
  • IV.
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Hey 'New' York ... We Are 'New' Mexico!

on March 2, 2015 - 12:15pm

Courtesy/NMDT

NMTD News:

"NEW" York. We are "NEW" Mexico." ... "Maybe they had the same editor as The Bachelor..." ... "What is wrong with people? For the last time, New Mexico is in the United States." ... "I guess the country of Mexico annexed part of the USA when we weren't looking." ... "Heck. Maybe we aren't so new any more. We've been a state since 1912."

These are a few of the comments made by New Mexicans on the Visit New Mexico Facebook page in reaction to the cover of the New York Times Magazine that showed the area between Texas and Arizona simply as "Mexico."

"This certainly

Legislation To Protect Pregnant Women In The Workplace Clears Another House Committee

on March 2, 2015 - 12:09pm

Rep. Terry McMillan

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Legislation that will protect pregnant women in the workplace and ensure that New Mexico meets federal guidelines passed the House Business and Employment Committee by a unanimous 10-0 vote. Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Doña Ana, of Las Cruces, is the sponsor.

“This legislation balances our desire to protect pregnant women in the workplace as well as the economic needs of our small businesses," McMillan said. "I look forward to voting for this bill on the House floor."

The legislation makes employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant

NMAA's February 'Compete with Class' Honoree Is Clovis Girls Basketball Team

on March 2, 2015 - 12:03pm

Clovis Girls Basketball Team and coaches. Courtesy photo

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE—The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce that the Clovis Girls Basketball Team has been recognized as the Compete with Class award recipient for the month of February.

A true act of sportsmanship was displayed by the Lady Wildcats before their game against Alamogordo in mid-February. Kim Buie, Alamogordo High School Varsity Cheer Coach, nominated the Lady Wildcats and shared this story:

“As each team member from Clovis was announced and after acknowledging the opposing coach and officials,

DNCU Sponsors Inaugural 'LEGO Competition'

on March 2, 2015 - 11:38am

DNCU News:
  • Kids compete for prizes March 14-15

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is proud to support the inaugural Lego Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show, taking place March 14-15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

DNCU believes this is an ideal way to help energize the attendees—while helping young children build an appreciation for the construction process. DNCU also is a Silver Sponsor of the Santa Fe Home Show.

The competition is divided into two age categories (8 and younger and 9-12) and will run each day of the Santa Fe Home Show (20

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Letter To The Editor: Novice Swimmers Need Leisure Pool

on March 2, 2015 - 11:24am
By BILL HUDSON
Los Alamos

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to scuba dive, snorkel, water ski, surf, participate in beach parties, pool parties, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, a crew team, river running, fishing, fancy diving, water ballet, water polo, synchronized swimming, and a variety of the new water sports?

All of these activities have one common thing that is required to participate. You must know how to swim.

Swimming is easy to learn. Pre-school children can swim; students at all levels can swim. You are never too young or too old to learn to swim.

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Los Alamos Small Business Workshop March 24

on March 2, 2015 - 11:11am

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meets March 9

on March 2, 2015 - 11:06am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, on the college campus at 4000 University Dr.

An agenda will be released at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Freemasonry Opens Doors To Public March 7

on March 2, 2015 - 11:00am

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Learn How To Address Problem Barking

on March 2, 2015 - 10:47am

LADOC News:

BARK, BARK! What is Your Dog Telling You? Join Sue Barns at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC), 246 East Road, for a free presentation of why dogs bark and what can be done about it.

Dogs have a lot to say, and some do it by barking a lot! There are many ways to reduce excessive barking, which is usually the result of fear, excitement or boredom.

This presentation will cover the various reasons dogs bark, what to do (and not to do) to reduce excessive barking.

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Max Gomez Plays Fuller Lodge March 20

on March 2, 2015 - 10:16am
HOTH News:
 
History Off The Hill, a teen travel group not affiliated with the local schools, is bringing musician Max Gomez to Los Alamos Friday, March 20 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. and drinks will be available for purchase from Don Quixote Winery/Distillery.
 
Tickets for the concert are $15 and available only at Film Festival At Home, 3601-D Arkansas St.

Letter To The Editor: Giving Credit Where It Is Due

on March 2, 2015 - 9:54am
By BILL JOHNSON
Los Alamos

In the article "Los Alamos Boosts Light-Water Reactor Research With Advanced Modeling And Simulation Technology," nominally highlighting some science and engineering advances made at the lab in support of a national reactor program, I note that exactly zero (0) day-to-day lab scientists and engineers are named, only someone calling herself a "software business development executive." 

This seems odd. Are we to assume that Ms. Kathleen McDonald, the bearer of this lofty title, somehow managed to do all this work by herself?

Help Bring Nation’s Longest-Running Citizen Science Project To Los Alamos

on March 2, 2015 - 9:44am

Sharp-shinned hawk, photo by Mouser Williams. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

With the diversity of bird species and the number of birders in Los Alamos, it's easy to wonder why the Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running citizen science project nationwide, has yet to come to Los Alamos.

A group of local birders have decided that it is time to change that, and they intend to submit an application to the National Audubon Society. As part of the application, in order to demonstrate sufficient interest and logistical support, PEEC will sponsor a “mock” Christmas Bird Count 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NMDOT Park And Ride Offers Real-Time Bus Tracking And Mobile Apps

on March 2, 2015 - 8:58am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – Real-time technology is elevating the public transit experience for the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT) Park and Ride passengers with P&RealTime.

The addition of real-time transit information allows riders to know the location and arrival time of their bus at any point along the route. This puts riders in control of their schedule by minimizing wait time and avoiding anxiety over missed buses. The information can be accessed in real time from a web browser, SMS or smartphone using top-rated mobile apps developed by TransLōc.

“NMDOT Park and Ride bus

Poll Shows New Mexico Business Leaders Urge More Campaign Finance Transparency

on March 2, 2015 - 8:50am

BUSINESS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C./ALBUQUERQUE – Today, a poll of New Mexico business leaders was released showing serious concern about the lack of transparency in the state’s government and campaign finance system.

The poll shows overwhelming support for reform amid serious concerns among the business community over the lopsided influence of political donors compared to every day voters. The poll was commissioned by the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board, a nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, and conducted by Research & Polling, Inc.

Los Alamos Boosts Light-Water Reactor Research With 
Advanced Modeling And Simulation Technology

on March 2, 2015 - 8:03am

A simulation demonstrates the volume fraction of a bubble phase in the region downstream of a 3×3 rod bundle after a short burst of bubbles has been introduced into the flow field upstream. In a reactor, a large number of entrained bubbles reduce the heat transfer to the coolant, resulting in a lower efficiency in power production. Excessive bubble production through subcooled boiling can result in undesirable local hotspots and the accumulation of excess corrosion and contaminants.

LANL News:

  • Simulated nuclear reactor project benefits from funding extension

Hard on the heels of a five-year

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