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Chamisa Elementary School Celebrates America Recycles Day Recycle Art Show 2017

on November 19, 2017 - 7:24am

Fashionistas with emcee Joyce Haven at the Chamisa Recycle Art Show Nov. 15 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Caroline Khan models a shopping bag dress. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Maison Griffin models an outfit using a recycled t-shirt and yarn. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

CHAMISA News:

The Chamisa Recycle Art Show was held Nov. 15 in celebration of America Recycles Day. Students created artwork made from recycled materials to display around the school.

The evening began with everyone participating in make & take art projects using trash items.

Udall: Passage Of Major National Defense Bill Will Strengthen New Mexico and Nation

on November 19, 2017 - 6:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON — Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate in voting for final passage of a major national defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to support troops and military families, and to strengthen national defense programs in New Mexico and across the country.
 
The bill, which will now be sent to the president, includes several measures that Udall has championed to benefit the national security mission being carried out at New Mexico’s national laboratories, military bases and installations, to strengthen the

LAFD Fills The Boot For Muscular Dystrophy

on November 19, 2017 - 6:18am

Los Alamos Firefighters collected funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association throughout this week at Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos and Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Delegation Calls On New Army Secretary To Bring Active Duty Mission To WSMR

on November 19, 2017 - 6:17am
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In a letter to incoming Secretary of the Army Mark Esper, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) urged him to consider White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) as a garrison host for a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), which could bring close to 500 Army officers to WSMR.
 
Secretary Esper was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday afternoon.

Fr. Glenn: Respect To Whom Respect Is Due

on November 19, 2017 - 6:15am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

It seems can scarcely open a new website or newspaper each day—sometimes each hour—without reading that yet another celebrity, politician, or eminent person has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse.

Sexuality, of course, is one of our most basic drives—probably only just below survival itself … and sometimes even survival loses out.

Birth Announcement: Apolline Rose Marie Remillieux

on November 19, 2017 - 6:13am

Apolline Rose Marie Remillieux was born at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Los Alamos Medical Center to Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux. She weighed 6lbs. 16oz .and was 19.7 inches long. Courtesy photo
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Quorum Notice: Council At Holiday Tree Lighting

on November 19, 2017 - 6:06am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council may attend the holiday tree lighting event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken. 

LAFD Capt. James Pepe Steps Up For ‘Movember’

on November 19, 2017 - 6:05am

This Los Alamos Fire Department employee sporting a fine mustache for ‘Movember’ claimed to be Deputy Chief Steve Dawalt but is actually Capt. James Pepe. LAPD is raising money throughout this month for men's health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health.  The goal of ‘Movember’ is to stop men from dying too young. Anyone wishing to make a donation can stop by any local fire station or contribute online at https://moteam.co/lafd-inter-mo-s. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

United Thrift Shop Closed Nov. 22

on November 19, 2017 - 6:03am
Thrift Shop News:
 
United Thrift Shop will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Scenes From LAAC Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair

on November 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Judy Mohr, an artist from Albuquerque, participates in the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual holiday arts and crafts fair Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Lisaida Archuleta sells her glass artwork during the Los Alamos Arts Council's arts and crafts fair Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Robert Jump, a local artist, sells his pottery at the Los Alamos Arts Council's fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Susan Suazo draws an intricate design on a gourd during the Los Alamos Arts Council's fair.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time (Part Six)

on November 19, 2017 - 5:50am
ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World
Futures Institute

Last week we looked at the banking system in the United States and the emergence of the Federal Reserve System (The Fed) and its 12 Federal Reserve Banks. At the end of the article, we examined a current dollar bill (paper), noting that it says “Federal Reserve Note.” In the United States, this is legal tender, meaning that it is valid for meeting a financial obligation.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunrise Spotted In White Rock

on November 19, 2017 - 5:45am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise spotted Friday over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NNSA Delivers Annual Reports To Congress On Progress Of Stockpile Stewardship, Nuclear Nonproliferation

on November 18, 2017 - 9:39pm
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released the Fiscal Year 2018 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP) and the Prevent, Counter, and Respond—A Strategic Plan to Reduce Global Nuclear Threats (NPCR).
 
These annual reports to Congress outline the strategic direction for maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent and for reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

Birth Defects Provoke Challenges For NM Families

on November 18, 2017 - 9:38pm

NMDH News:

Being a parent is a challenge under any circumstance, but for 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States this year, there are challenges above and beyond the day-to-day raising of the child.

One in 33 is the rate of babies born nationally with birth defects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that means about one child in every school classroom in the country might be affected.

Birth defects come in many forms. Here in New Mexico, the Department of Health (NMDOH) tracks the rate of 12 major birth defects.

Carl Mosley Charged With Offenses Against Child

on November 18, 2017 - 9:35pm
By Maire O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Carl “Wayne” Mosley, 67, of Los Alamos was charged Friday with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mosley was arrested following an investigation conducted by Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew Lyon along with Child Youth and Families Department representatives and a forensic interviewer.

Court documents indicate that Det. Lyon met with Mosley Nov.

Nature Yoga And Trail Run Sunday

on November 18, 2017 - 9:36am

Nature Yoga and Trail Run Sunday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A Nature Yoga and Trail Run is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This weekly workshop helps participants learn to connect with nature through yoga and trail running. Come for the run, come for yoga, or attend both.

During yoga, enjoy breathtaking views of the Los Alamos canyons, skies, and wildlife. Watch the clouds float by as you flow your body, breath, and spirit through guided yoga sequences geared toward your specific needs and goals as a student.

Heinrich Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Background Check System For Firearms Purchases

on November 18, 2017 - 9:11am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has cosponsored the bipartisan Fix NICS Act led by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

The bill penalizes federal agencies who fail to properly report relevant records and incentivizes states to improve their overall reporting.

Bandelier Open Thanksgiving & Celebrates OptOutside

on November 18, 2017 - 8:42am
Bandelier invites visitors to take a walk on the Main Loop Trail and celebrate OptOutside Friday, Nov. 24. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Many locations throughout the area will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, but Bandelier National Monument will be open, with Visitor Center hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every year many visitors, some with their Thanksgiving guests, come to enjoy the park in the morning while the turkey is cooking, or in the afternoon to walk off some of their holiday feast.
 
Then Friday, Nov. 24, the park will join in the growing nationwide observance of OptOutside.

Pajarito Mountain Delays Opening To Dec. 16

on November 18, 2017 - 8:30am

SKI News:

Unseasonably warm temperatures and a dry fall have delayed the opening dates for ski areas across the west and officials at Pajarito Mountain announced they also are delaying the ski area’s opening, which was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 24. The mountain is now scheduled to open Saturday, Dec.16.

“Due to this abnormal weather pattern of warm temperatures and dry weather, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay Pajarito’s opening, but are confident that we can open Dec. 16,” said Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long.

Obituary: Marilyn A. Petschek Dec. 8, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2017

on November 18, 2017 - 8:29am

MARILYN PETSCHEK, Née POTH Dec. 8, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2017

Marilyn Petschek, née Poth, passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2017 at the age of 92. She was living at El Castillo in Santa Fe at the time of her passing. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.

Marilyn was born in New Orleans LA, and was raised in Lynbrook, NY. She held a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Smith College, and a Masters degree in Physics, from the University of Michigan.

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Fire Crews Monitor Prescribed Burn Unit In Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

on November 18, 2017 - 8:02am

Ignitions underway Thursday in Santa Fe Watershed. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

Picture-perfect outcome of prescribed burn in Santa Fe Watershed. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
Needle cast and duff adjacent to the prescribed burn unit. This is the type of fuel the prescribed burn is designed to eliminate. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire crews conducted both aerial and on-the-ground surveys Friday of the 248-acre unit within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed that was treated with prescribed fire yesterday.

Balderas Announces Sen. Phil Griego Convicted On Five Counts In Corruption Trial

on November 18, 2017 - 7:44am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that a Santa Fe jury found former Sen. Phil Griego guilty on five counts in the corruption trial prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General.
 
After a two and half week trial, the jury found Griego guilty of Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service, Violation of Ethical Principles of Public Service (Requesting or Receiving Thing of Value), Bribery, Fraud (Over $20,000), and Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract (Over $50).
 
The case involves the 2014 sale of

Meet LAHS Math Teacher Stephanie Abney

on November 18, 2017 - 7:36am
Los Alamos High School math teacher Stephanie Abney at her desk. Photo by Serenity Maestas/ladailypost.com
 
By SERENITY MAESTAS
Sudent Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

While Los Alamos High School is full of wonderful teachers, one of their most loved staff is math teacher Stephanie Abney.

Abney went to Los Alamos for her four years of high school, graduating in 2010. Abney attended Colorado State University to earn her degree and got a job in Colorado. But later she wanted to come back to her hometown to fulfill her goal of becoming a softball and volleyball coach.

“I came back to give

Drowsy Driving: Don’t Be Asleep At The Wheel

on November 18, 2017 - 7:28am

CDC News:

Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. The risk, danger, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue.

This usually happens when a driver has not slept enough, but it can also happen due to untreated sleep disorders, medications, drinking alcohol, or shift work.

No one knows the exact moment when sleep comes over their body. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don’t fall asleep.

Drowsiness:

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on November 18, 2017 - 7:27am

On the job in Los Alamos is Phyllis Smith Thursday afternoon at the Pig + Fig Cafe at 35 Rover Blvd. Suite G in White Rock where she has worked since the restaurant opened nearly two years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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