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Former LAFD Capt. John Snyder Honored Today

on October 21, 2017 - 9:44pm

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a memorial service this afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium to honor former Capt. John H. Snyder who died Oct. 14 after battling cancer for several months. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The LAFD Honor Guard assembles this afternoon at the entrance to Griffith Gymnasium as the body of former Capt. John H. Snyder arrives to be honored at a memorial service attended by family, LAFD personnel and community members. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

During his career, Capt. John Snyder was a paramedic-captain and support officer.

Law Enforcement Activity Sunday Morning On US 84/285 In Pojoaque Area ... Expect Slow Moving Traffic

on October 21, 2017 - 9:01pm

SFCSO News:

Law enforcement activity between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, will require some lane closures along US 84/285 by mile marker 178 in the Pojoaque area.

Motorists will be able to travel along US 84/285 but traffic may be slowed.

Santa Fe County Sheriff's investigators will be at the scene of last Friday's fatal crash site conducting follow up investigatory work.

All police activity should be completed by 9 a.m. in this area.

Scenes From County's Annual Pumpkin Splash

on October 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Kids score future jack-o-lanterns during Los Alamos County's Annual Pumpkin Splash today at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's annual County Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's County Pumpkin Splash at the Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the

Scarecrows Flock To Central Avenue

on October 21, 2017 - 8:36pm

'Captain Cavity Bugs' shows off his pearly whites as he joins several scarecrows  decorating Central Avenue today in downtown Los Alamos. The scarecrows are entries in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Scarecrow Contest and will be displayed through Nov. 1. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A feminine robot? A person? Hmmm ... whatever it may be this beautifully constructed  scarecrow definitely grabs attention from its post on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A very interesting-looking fellow greets pedestrians and drivers along Central Avenue.

NM 4 Re-Opens To All Traffic

on October 21, 2017 - 8:25pm

COUNTY News: 

N.M. 4, which was closed Friday evening, between East Jemez Road and Highway 502 is open to all traffic as of 4:30 p.m. today.   

NNSA: Production Of W76-1/Mk4A Arming Fuzing Subsystem Completed On Time And Budget

on October 21, 2017 - 10:53am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has completed production of the U.S. Navy-sponsored Arming Fuzing Subsystem in support of the W76-1/Mk4A Life Extension Program (LEP) on time and on budget.
 
The subsystem is a key component of the W76-1 LEP that will extend the original warhead service life from 20 to 60 years.
 
“Completing this subsystem is a major achievement for NNSA and the many gifted engineers, scientists and technicians dedicated to serving our vital national security mission through stockpile

Questions Answered During Guided Tours Of Los Alamos Historic District

on October 21, 2017 - 10:38am
Visitors love taking selfies with the iconic sculptures of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves. Courtesy/LAC
 
LAHD News:
 
Do you know the names of the five Nobel Prize winners who have lived on Bathtub Row? Or why the homesteaders who lived in the little cabin near the Memorial Rose Garden farmed only 15 acres on the plateau? Or what spurred Ashley Pond to start a western ranch-style school for wealthy, mostly eastern boys?
 
You can learn the answers to these and many other questions about Los Alamos history by taking a guided tour of the Los Alamos Historic District at
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Equifax Breach Follow-Up: How Vulnerable Is NM?

on October 21, 2017 - 10:36am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With Equifax losing its $7 million anti-fraud contract with the IRS after a major data breach at the credit bureau exposed the confidential information of more than 145 million American consumers, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.

To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.

Legislative Interim Committee Meetings: Oct. 23-27

on October 21, 2017 - 10:20am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The following legislative interim committees are scheduled to meet the week of Oct. 23 through Oct. 27:

  • Oct. 23 @ 1 p.m. – Legislative Council (LC), State Capitol, Room 307, Santa Fe
    • Agenda Items: Approval of Minutes; Interim Committee Business; Staff Reports
  • Oct. 24-27 @ 8:30 a.m. – Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) State Capitol, Room 307, Santa Fe
    • Agenda Items: Program Evaluation: Cost drivers in Higher Education and Efforts to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Duplication; Department of Health (665): Preview of FY19 Appropriation Request; New Mexico Corrections

Los Alamos Hosts Jeet Kune Do Self-Defense Seminar Oct. 28-29

on October 21, 2017 - 9:56am
 
SPORTS News:
 
Progressive Fighting Systems of New Mexico will present a Jeet Kune Do Self-Defense Seminar noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at High Flyers Gymnastics in the Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos.
 
The fee is $150 at the door. Students 18 and under pay $30 for this seminar. All students must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver to participate in the seminar.
 
Leading and coordinating this event is Lawrence Garcia, one of only six Senior Instructors in Jeet Kune Do under Paul Vunak.
 
“In Cantonese Jeet Kune Do (JKD) means the way of the incepting fist or

Guarding The Guardians: The Challenge Of Protecting The Incapacitated

on October 21, 2017 - 9:17am
By LAUREN JOHNSON
Dabney and Griffith Law Office
Community Internship Collaboration Intern
 
New Mexico’s Guardianship System provides the statutory framework for guardianship and care to be provided to incapacitated adults deemed to not possess the mental ability to care for themselves and their assets any longer.
 
Due to the expense of Guardianship proceedings these adults must have sufficient financial resources in order to afford the court proceedings necessary for the appointment of a guardian.

New Mexico School For The Arts Dance Department Fall Dance Showcase Nov. 2-4

on October 21, 2017 - 9:10am
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts’ Dance Department will offer a one hour performance Nov. 2-4 featuring the talented young dancers of NMSAat the James A. Little Theater.
 
The performance begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. There is a pre-performance reception at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, featuring a performance by the NMSA Jazz Ensemble in the James A. Little Theater lobby before the 7 .m. performance. Performances also will be held at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
 
This show will feature dancers of all levels in a variety of material ranging from classical ballet, jazz, and

Little Free Library Unveiled In Los Ranchos & Partnering With The New Mexico Book Co-op For Books

on October 21, 2017 - 9:02am
Los Ranchos Mayor Larry Abraham and tv personality/author Carla Aragon unveil the first Little Free Library in Los Ranchos. Courtesy photo
 
RGB News:
 
Los Ranchos Village unveiled the first Little Free Library Oct. 11 at the Los Ranchos Village Council Meeting.
 
The idea came from Barbe Awalt, LPD Press/Rio Grande Books and the NM & AZ Book Awards, and Carla Aragon, UNM Press author and TV personality, who had the idea at the same time. Aragon is married to Los Ranchos Board of Trustees member Allen Lewis.

Quorum Notice: For Los Alamos County Council

on October 21, 2017 - 8:58am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council may attend the 18th Annual County Employee Appreciation Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Fuller Lodge.

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

 

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Speakers, Topics Announced For 50 Communication Hacks In Santa Fe – A WriterGal Event Nov. 3

on October 21, 2017 - 8:07am
50 Communication Hacks educational business communication forum is Nov. 3. Courtesy photo
 
WRITER GAL News:
 
SANTA FE  Speakers and topics have been announced for the Nov. 3 WriterGal Network, LLC, event, 50 Communication Hacks.
 
50 Communication Hacks is a fast-paced, educational business communication forum featuring insider tips, tricks and unique approaches for successful branding, promotion, marketing and more.

History Helping Students Thrive

on October 21, 2017 - 7:58am
Courtesy photo
 
NHD News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For thousands of students around the world, this is the start of another chance to win history gold with the National History Day Contest (NHD). Students enter their projects in local level contests, with the top entries advancing to regional, state/affiliate, and finally, the National Contest in June 2018.
 
Along the way, students compete for the gold medal in their category as well as honors, awards, and thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships.
 
Guided by an annual theme, students are encouraged to choose a topic that

HSD’s Proposed Centennial Care 2.0 Redesign Has Few Strengths And Too Many Flaws

on October 21, 2017 - 7:55am
By BRIAN ETHERIDGE, MD, FAAP
Silver City
 
New Mexico’s Human Services Department (HSD) wants to make changes to its Medicaid program that would not only hurt our state’s children and families, but would also place financial burdens on its healthcare workforce.
 
As both a pediatrician and the president of the New Mexico Pediatric Society, I must voice my concerns. The draft plan open for comments until Nov.

Boys U11 Krypton Lasers Win Doubleheader

on October 21, 2017 - 7:52am

Liam Cunningham, Michael Witkowski and Sammy Brown-Salazar converge on the ball in the second half against the Rio Rapids Sounders​. Courtesy photo

James Ito performs a Cryuff against the Sounders. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

In Duke City Soccer League action at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Los Alamos Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers won two games on Saturday, Oct. 7. to even their record to 3-3.

In the first game against the Albquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back to win 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting Dhruv

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Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 21, 2017 - 7:52am
COUNTY News: 
Los Alamos Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
3. APP BOARD BUSINESS  Approval of Minutes from Sept. 28
4. CURRENT PROJECTS WR Pottery Project - cost for educational plaque
  • Update on Selig artwork for the front area of the Community Building Presenters:

Daily Postcard: Buck Visits Walnut Street

on October 21, 2017 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: A buck visits a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

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.

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