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Sipapu Starts Making Snow ... 19 Days To Ski Season!

on October 23, 2017 - 4:27pm

Even Chuck the dog is all excited to kick off ski season. Courtesy/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

  • The Race to be the First in New Mexico to Open Has Begun!

VADITO – The sprint to open New Mexico's ski slopes has officially begun. Sipapu Ski Resort started making snow at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 through 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.  Mountain crews anticipate making more snow this week as the resort prepares for opening day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

Sipapu’s crews were able to use 17 snow guns and make snow on intermediate and beginner trails Butterfly, Thumper and Lower Bambi and plan to continue these efforts

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Robinson: Eco Station Saving Energy

on October 23, 2017 - 4:16pm
Eco Station on East Jemez Road. Photo by James Robinson
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Environmental Sustainability Board

In July, I was reappointed to the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board by the County Council. Although this board is mainly known for the Plastic Bag Ban and the recent Wildlife Ordinance discussion, this board, and Los Alamos County Environmental Services, has done a lot of work to make Los Alamos more sustainable, and save our citizens money.

‘Zomb-mingos’ Spotted In Western Area

on October 23, 2017 - 4:14pm

‘Zomb-mingos’ on the prowl for Halloween spotted today at a Western Area home. Photo by Melissa Salmon

‘Zomb-mingos’ spotted today at a Western Area home. Photo by Melissa Salmon
 

Senate Passes Udall-Heinrich Amendment Directing Congress To Provide Mandatory Full Funding For PILT

on October 23, 2017 - 4:05pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate approved an amendment by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich Oct. 19 that directs Congress to fully and permanently fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, which helps local governments in New Mexico and across the West pay for critical services like schools, police, and roads.
 
The amendment to the Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution passed 58 to 41 and was the only amendment offered by a Democrat to pass on a roll-call vote.
 
New Mexico is the third-highest recipient of PILT payments in the

Valles Caldera Begins Prescribed Burn Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 4:04pm
VCNP News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project Oct. 25, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.
 
The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. 
 
Through the prescribed burn, National

Scenes From Los Alamos Invitational

on October 23, 2017 - 3:43pm

Los Alamos High School’s Steven Strevell and Kevin Patterson chase Cleveland High School’s Edson Lobato to the finish line at the Los Alamos Invitational Oct. 20 in Los Alamos. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School freshman Rafel Sanchez leads Albuquerque Academy’s Julian Garcia and A. J. Kedge at the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet Oct. 20 in Los Alamos. Sanchez finished fourthoverall with a time of 16 minutes, 42.62 seconds. The Hilltoppers finished third in the team standings. Academy took first. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

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IRS: Taxpayers Who Are Victims Of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

on October 23, 2017 - 3:42pm
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  Domestic abuse (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3865.pdf) often includes control over finances. An important part of managing finances is understanding one’s tax rights. Taxpayers have the right to expect the IRS to consider facts and circumstances that might affect the individual’s taxes.
 
Taxpayers have the right to:
  • File a separate return even if they’re married;
  • Review the entire tax return before signing a joint return;
  • Review supporting documents for a joint return;
  • Refuse to sign a joint return;
  • Request more time to file their tax return;
  • Get copies of prior

United Way Board Members Visit Funded Partners

on October 23, 2017 - 3:41pm
Courtesy photo
 
UWNNM News:
 
Five UWNNM Board members visited Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program as a part of their Community Action Fund Grant Site Visits. In attendance were David Trujillo, Joseph Sanchez, Manuel Valdez, Don Cobb and Liddie Martinez. 
 
Present representing the organization were Program Director Beverly Post and board members, Catherine Avila and Susan Roybal.
 
They toured the space, which is donated by the City of Espanola in the public library.
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Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Hosts Concert

on October 23, 2017 - 3:39pm

Satirist Roy Zimmerman will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News: 

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is hosting a concert featuring Satirist Roy Zimmerman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N. Sage St.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.losalamosdemocrats.org/2017_zimmerman

 

 

 
 

Obituary: Deborah M. (Schreiber) Herrera Oct. 21, 2017

on October 23, 2017 - 3:36pm

DEBORAH M. (SCHREIBER) HERRERA Oct. 21, 2017

Deborah M. (Schreiber) Herrera 62, from El Rancho passed away on October 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Abner and Dorothy Schreiber and her in-laws Juan and Sophie Herrera.

She is survived by her husband Tommy, sons Samuel and Ernesto his wife Magaly. Sister Abby Gould, her husband Tom, Nieces Faith Benson, her husband Howard, Kayla. Tabetha Baca her husband Phillip, Madison. Tamara Max her husband Patrick, Shelby, Kennedy and Cory. Nephew Brain Gould.

Her special friends and urn bearers

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Rotary: Los Alamos Students Get Pinkies Painted Purple To Eradicate Polio ... Tuesday Is World Polio Day

on October 23, 2017 - 11:34am
Ty Morris of Pinon Elementary School participates in the Purple Pinkie event recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos to bring awareness to polio and its eradication. Photo by Oliver Morris
Kaya Loy, right, and a friend show their purple pinkies during a special even hosted  by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos to bring awareness to polio eradication. Photo by Laura Loy
Aspen Elementary teacher Stacy Martin and Rotarian Alison Pannell support the eradication of polio through a recent Purple Pinkie event. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen

ROTARY News:

In recognition of World Polio Day, Oct.

Halloween Buzz Bus Offers Free Rides Saturday!

on October 23, 2017 - 10:59am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are partnering once again to provide free safe ride services this Saturday, Oct. 28 in Los Alamos.

Ride service will be available 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations will be accepted starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Call 661-RIDE(7433) to request a ride. First come, first served, so call early!

Study: Noncompliance Hobbles Comprehensive Background Check Policy For Private Gun Sales

on October 23, 2017 - 10:40am

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HSNW News:

Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete.

The study, which posted online in Injury Prevention, is believed to be the first to assess the association between CBC policy enactment and changes in background-check rates.

Senate Budget Plan Allows For $1.5 Trillion Added To National Debt

on October 23, 2017 - 10:10am
Maya MacGuineas, president
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
 
CRFB News:
 
The Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2018 budget Oct. 19 containing reconciliation instructions for tax reform. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:
 
There was a time not long ago when many Congressional Republicans demanded a budget that balanced within 10 years.
 
Today, with their vote, the Senate GOP has turned away from this goal, sprinting in the other direction and instead approving a plan that allows for $1.5 trillion in

Police: Burglary Threat In Los Alamos; White Rock

on October 23, 2017 - 9:06am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Section has received credible information that residences in Los Alamos County, to include White Rock, may soon be targeted for burglaries.

“We are stepping up our presence in the area,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew said.

Police are cautioning residents to take appropriate precautions: lock doors, leave lights on when appropriate, and notice and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the neighborhood.

Direct questions or concerns, or anything to report, to Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 or LAPD Dispatch at

PEEC Brings Wilderness First Aid Course To Los Alamos Nature Center Nov. 4-5

on October 23, 2017 - 8:56am
SOLO’s two-day WFA courses teach participants to care for someone in need of first aid while in the backcountry. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting a SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course at the Los Alamos Nature in early November.
 
The WFA class meets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. Registration is open; visit or call the Los Alamos Nature Center 505.662.0460 to sign up. WFA certification is good for two years.
 
This intensive, two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will cover the basics of how to help

Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Resumes

on October 23, 2017 - 8:47am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers hope to resume the prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday, Oct. 24. 
 
The decision to burn on Tuesday will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources. 
 
The Gallinas Canyon prescribed burn is designed to improve and protect the Gallinas Watershed, the primary water source for the City of Las Vegas, by reducing the risk for high-severity wildfire.

FBI: Man In Construction Vest Robs Anthony Bank

on October 23, 2017 - 8:47am
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed a bank Thursday, Oct. 19 in Anthony.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male wearing a yellow construction vest, black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and a black baseball cap with a San Francisco 49ers logo. He had a bandana on his face and carried a black bag.
 
At approximately 11:40 a.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West, located at 300 N. Anthony Dr. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from a teller.

White Rock Fallout Skate Slam Saturday

on October 23, 2017 - 8:45am

Portion Of Main Trail At Bandelier Closed For Helicopter Operations Oct. 23-27

on October 23, 2017 - 6:34am

BANDELIER News:

Beginning this morning, Oct. 23, and continuing for about four days, parts of the popular Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument will be closed for visitor safety during operations in which a helicopter will be carrying many sling loads of dirt and gravel for a trail project.

From 6 a.m. today through the completion of that part of the work around Oct. 27, the Main Loop Trail will be closed from the northern edge of Tyuonyi Pueblo to the top of the stairs at Long House.

Fall Color Road Bike Ride Oct. 29

on October 23, 2017 - 6:13am

The bike ride Sunday will pass through Jemez Springs, where cottonwoods showcase their brilliantly yellow leaves. Photo by ©Phillip Noll/ravenmountain.com

PEEC/LAM News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) are partnering to offer a road ride Sunday, Oct. 29 from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

Join Ross Lemons on a paved ride to enjoy fall colors, great company and colorful geology.

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

LAHS 5th Annual Career Fair Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:32am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host its 5th Annual Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Auxiliary Gymnasium. 

Los Alamos community members representing a variety of careers have committed to attend this year’s event and share their experiences with students. Representatives from UNM-LA, Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, as well as Workforce Solutions and the military also are participating in the career fair.

Students can enter drawings for prizes by attending and meeting with the career representatives.

National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 23, 2017 - 5:20am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council would like to remind the community that Oct. 23 through 31 is National Red Ribbon Week.

Community members can support the effort to bring attention to putting an end to alcohol and drug use by wearing red or a red ribbon.

Lunch Available During LAHS Conferences Oct. 25

on October 23, 2017 - 5:14am

LAHS News:

During the Los Alamos High School conferences Oct. 25, Chartwells Food Services will offer a limited lunch.

Coffee and teas and other grab and go items will be sold in the lobby throughout the morning.

Direct questions to Chef Mia Holsapple at 409.877.3911.

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