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Petree Garden Center Opening In Los Alamos

on January 18, 2018 - 3:07pm

Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner are opening Petree Garden Center in early April in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Buliding owners Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner, right, with certified arborist Laural Hardin who together with Mike Petree of Taos owns the new garden center coming to Los Alamos and is the general manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner recently purchased the

Construction On N.M. 502 Shoulder Begins Tuesday

on January 18, 2018 - 3:04pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the north shoulder of N.M. 502, just west of Camino Entrada. 

Weather permitting, work may begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continue through the month of February. 

 Working 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, crews will be upgrading equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The project footprint is limited to the shoulder and should have minimal impacts on traffic. 

Mysteries At The Museum Episode Features Los Alamos And Manhattan Project On Travel Channel Tonight

on January 18, 2018 - 2:25pm

COUNTY News:

At the end of October, the Travel Channel crew visited Los Alamos to film an episode of Mysteries at the Museum at Fuller Lodge.

The episode features Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project.

The producers notified the County today that the show will air at 8 p.m. today on the Travel Channel and other showings will be available.

Visit: http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum/episodes/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum

DOE And NMED Hold Joint Meeting On Legacy Waste Clean-Up

on January 18, 2018 - 1:51pm

Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, right, and New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling take notes as NNSA representative Arturo Duran answers questions from the audience during Tuesday evening's meeting hosted by DOE and NMED at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Duran earlier outlined milestones and targets for FY 2018 legacy waste clean-up. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Environment Department public information meeting on FY2018 Appendix B milestones and targets Tuesday evening

Book Signing For ‘Los Alamos Revisited’ Stories From Perspective Of Local Workers

on January 18, 2018 - 1:36pm

‘Los Alamos Revisited’ author Peter Malmgren of Chimayo will attend book signs at 6:30 p.m. today at Bond House in Espanola and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

‘Los Alamos Revisited’ author Peter Malmgren of Chimayo will attend book signs at 6:30 p.m. today at Bond House in Espanola and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Fifteen years in the making, “Los Alamos Revisited” by Peter Malmgren of Chimayo has just been published.

Horne: Los Alamos County Politics

on January 18, 2018 - 12:57pm
By JOHN L. HORNE
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Since my departure from Los Alamos in November, I have missed so many people that I was blessed to know for the past 44 years that I lived there.
 
No place we live is perfect, but there are certain elements that seriously detract from the good. Those elected or appointed to government positions should listen to and serve the people in their community. I personally do not miss that faction of Los Alamos County.
 
I believe there are many devious, self-serving individuals who have previously and currently hold positions on the Los Alamos

New Mexico State Police Respond To Fatal Helicopter Crash Of Five People East Of Raton

on January 18, 2018 - 12:55pm

NMSP News:
RATON Around 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in Raton, New Mexico Police Department (RPD) dispatch contacted New Mexico State Police regarding a call of a downed helicopter.
 
RPD received a 911 call from a victim in the crash who reported the incident. The victim informed dispatch there were six people aboard the helicopter when it crashed. The caller reported three were injured and the other three unaccounted for. The exact location of the crash was uncertain.
 
Area law enforcement, including New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and Colfax County Sheriff's

Surveillance Video Shows Thieves Robbing County Facility ... Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Them

on January 18, 2018 - 12:12pm
Thief number 1 in action robbing a county facility Jan. 8 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Thief number 2 stealing a wheelbarrow full of chainsaws Jan. 8 from a county facility. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Watch video of thieves in action:
 
LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local burglary case of a county facility.

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $400 to anyone who has information on the

AFT New Mexico On State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:40am
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“The Governor’s farewell ‘State of the State’ address was an attempt to issue a parting shot at public educators – and their unions – for rejecting her so-called reforms which would have weakened the profession of education, hurt students, and erode hard-earned rights in their places of work.
 
“By doubling down on discredited reform policies – which other states are already moving away from, she does a disservice to not only our students, public educators, but

Wedding Announcement: Pienaar – Altherr

on January 18, 2018 - 10:35am

Heather Altherr and Jacques Pienaar were married Dec. 30, 2017 at the historic Northwards Mansion in Johannesburg, South Africa. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Michele Altherr of Los Alamos. The groom is the son of Alwyn and Elsabe Pienaar of Hartbeespoort, South Africa. The wedding was officiated by Reverend Werner Venter in both Afrikaans and English. The couple’s friend Kasia Kugay performed the song for the ceremony, ‘Wildflowers’ by Tom Petty and the mother of the bride read a passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.

Pearce On DOJ And DHS New Security Report

on January 18, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a new report showing an overview of how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through the nation’s flawed homeland security policies:
 
“We can all agree that our policies to keep the border and our homeland secure has significant flaws. It doesn’t reflect life in the 21st Century and Congress has a job to change it.

Birth Announcement: Jack Dalton Meyer

on January 18, 2018 - 10:28am

Edmund and Stephanie Meyer of Los Alamos announce the birth of their son Jack Dalton Meyer born Jan. 4 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Jack weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins his brother Henry Meyer. Courtesy photo
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County Transportation Board Recruiting New Members

on January 18, 2018 - 10:20am

 

Obituary: Dorothy Barteau ‘Dee’ Wilson May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am

DOROTHY BARTEAU ‘DEE’ WILSON May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

Dorothy Barteau “Dee” Wilson was born on May 29, 1926 in Potrerillos, Chile to Dorothy Powell and Harry C. Barteau. Her father Harry was Chief Comptroller there with Anaconda Copper. 

Dee spent her first seven years in Chile before she and her brother Sidney Brewster moved with the family to Scarsdale, NY. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA with a degree in Psychology, spending her junior year in Boulder, Colorado - her first taste of the west.

From 1949-1972, Dee was married to Dr. Howard Wilson.

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Nate Gentry On 2018 State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Rep. Nate Gentry
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Statement from House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), following the 2018 State of the State Address delivered Tuesday at the State Capitol by Gov. Susana Martinez: 
 
“New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“We must do more to protect the safety of New Mexicans, improve student achievement, and create more job opportunities.

Los Alamos To Host National Swim Teams

on January 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Courtesy/Los Alamos County

 

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Swimmers from the Meiji University out of Tokyo, Japan will host their training camp at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Wendy Lott of the Aquatic Center said the athletes are preparing to qualify for the Japanese Swimming Federation National Team to participate in competitions leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
 
The dates are not confirmed, Lott said, but they are tentatively set for late February to early March

Los Alamos High School Student Miriam Wallstrom Selected For United States Senate Youth Program

on January 18, 2018 - 9:42am

Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom. Photo by Don Taylor

EDUCATION News: 

Washington, D.C. — The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Los Alamos High School student Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom will join Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich in representing New Mexico in the nation’s capital, March 3-10, during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week.

Wallstrom was selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who also will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

School Choices Fair Saturday At FSN

on January 18, 2018 - 9:27am

SBDC Legal Workshop Monday Jan. 22

on January 18, 2018 - 9:26am
projectY cowork News:
 
Don't miss out on the first workshop “Bring On Your Legal Questions! It is coming up 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Project Y Cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
 
For more information, call 505.661.4691 or 505.662.0337.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Determine The Root Of The Problem

on January 18, 2018 - 6:57am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos
 
From 2005 to 2007 I lived in a village in Sonora, Mexico, right on the Sea of Cortez.
 
The village is 70 miles west of Hermosillo. The population is about 7,000, composed mostly of Mexican families who either fish, or do something related to fishing for their income. Stretching west and away from the main village is a seven mile strand of white sand beach. On this beach are larger, primarily seasonal vacation homes for wealthy Mexican families from Hermosillo, as well as some Canadians and some U.S. citizens.
 
Most of the folks living there from the
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Daily Post Reporter Spots Humpback Whales

on January 18, 2018 - 6:57am

On the final day of her vacation Monday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey photographs a citizen science data collection activity she took part in at Dallmann Bay. The team collected samples of phytoplankton, which are the organisms that krill feed on. The study is looking at whether climate change has any effect on phytoplankton populations. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Three humpback whales are spotted Monday morning while in route to Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Jan. 22

on January 18, 2018 - 6:56am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Voices of Los Alamos Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. 
 
Agenda:
 
Recap of past events:
  • Dec. 9 LWV citizen advocacy (Cristina)
  • School Board unanimously passed the Immigration Policy and Regulations which give guidance to staff on how to implement the Immigrant Resolution that was passed last fall (Ellen).
  • Jan. 10 LWV legislative preview where house and senate representatives gave a recap on the upcoming legislature (Elena/Barbara)
  • Jan 14-21 Diversity week organized by One Los Alamos (see below for events).
  • Jan 21 Women’s March in Santa Fe
 
Announcements
  • Jan.
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Closing Briefs Filed In Landmark Education Lawsuit Against State Of New Mexico

on January 18, 2018 - 6:55am
NMCLP News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) have filed closing briefs for their consolidated lawsuit (Martinez v. State of New Mexico and Yazzie v. State of New Mexico) against the State of New Mexico for its failure to provide all public school students a sufficient education as mandated by the New Mexico Constitution.
 
The consolidated lawsuits claim the state’s arbitrary and inadequate funding of public schools, and lack of necessary monitoring and oversight deprives

NM Representatives Break Stalemate On Fisher House

on January 18, 2018 - 6:54am
LEGISLATIVE News:
 
SANTA FE  Last week, officials from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Fisher House Foundation, and other stakeholders agreed on final plans to build a Fisher House on the campus of the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
 
The agreement provides the framework for construction to proceed on the proposed facility that will house the families of military personnel and veterans while their loved ones are receiving medical care. 
 
The agencies and the foundation reached the agreement at the urging of the

Annual 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on January 18, 2018 - 6:53am
Last year Demitrius Sisneros showed kindness to his classmate Kent Teshima. After days of vigorous walking in DC, Kent's legs were really hurting. They wanted no part of a wheelchair so his buddy Demitrius carried him all over DC for the next two days, including up and down the stairs of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials! Courtesy photo
 
LAMS News:
 
There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.

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