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‘The Pain Behind The Badge’ Awards Scholarship To Autumn Sanchez For Outstanding Community Service

on November 21, 2017 - 7:10am

Autumn Sanchez, daughter of Joy Sanchez and the late Mark Sanchez, was the recipient of a scholarship presented by an organization called 'The Pain Behind the Badge' in recognition of her outstanding community service and in memory of her father's law enforcement career before his death in May 2011. Autumn graduated from New Mexico Virtual Academy as an honor student in May of 2017 with a 4.0 GPA. She is a student at Northern New Mexico College, seeking a degree in Biology to be able to go on to Veterinary School in Colorado.

Pearce: House Reforms Flood Insurance Program

on November 21, 2017 - 7:03am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
 
“The National Flood Insurance Program was created to better protect homeowners and businesses in high-risk flood zones because the private market simply wasn’t able to do it. Unfortunately, after 50 years, this program has become financially unstable and is in desperate need of reform.

Council Members Conduct Annual Jail Inspection

on November 21, 2017 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Antonio Maggiore, Rick Reiss and Chris Chandler chat with Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Detention Center Administrator Hilario 'Eli' Salinas following their inspection of the Detention Center, which included speaking with a couple of randomly selected inmates. Under New Mexico law, the governing body of a county has to conduct an annual detention center site visit to inspect the overall conditions at the facility. Following the visit, an inspection report has to be presented at regular meeting of the governing body.

LAESF: Need $1,000 For School?

on November 21, 2017 - 6:54am

LAESF News:

Are you (or someone you know) enrolled in a two-year degree or certificate program at a regional college? Are you a resident of the seven-county area of Northern New Mexico? (Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe or Taos)? Have you returned to school after a 1+ year break? Can you use $1,000 to help pay for school costs?

If you answered YES - you may qualify for the Regional College/Returning Student (RC/RS) scholarship through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

Visit the LANL Foundation website to read more details about the program and

Governor Announces 2017 New Mexico True Heroes

on November 21, 2017 - 6:53am

Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday the 2017 New Mexico True Heroes at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. From left, Jamar Cotton, Debbie Torres, Mike Torres, Donovan Smith, Winnie Keller, Gov. Susana Martinez, Sec. Rebecca Latham and Jeff Siembieda. Courtesy photo

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday the 2017 New Mexico True Heroes, five New Mexicans devoted to making New Mexico a better place to live, work and raise a family.

“Our 2017 New Mexico True Heroes are leaders in their communities and work hard day in and day out to make our state a wonderful place to call

NCRTD Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

on November 21, 2017 - 6:52am

NCRTD News:

There will be no Mountain Trail service this Thursday and Friday as Ski Santa Fe has scheduled its opening for Saturday, Dec. 2.

The RTD “Blue Buses”, including the RTD Chile Line, will not be in operation Thursday or Friday, Nov. 23 and 24 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The 255 Mountain Trail will not operate on those days. Ski Santa Fe has a scheduled opening of Saturday, Dec. 2 and the 255 Mountain Trail route will transition to its Winter Schedule on that date.

Daily Postcard: Curious Deer Visits Local Backyard

on November 21, 2017 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: A curious deer visits the backyard of a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Atomic City Spy Tour Wins Best New Experience Award

on November 20, 2017 - 6:17pm

From left, Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Communications Director Ryn Herrmann and Los Alamos County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart hold the ‘Atomic City Spy Tour’ Best New Experience Award. The trio attended the New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards Nov. 14 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards were presented Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Hotel Albuquerque and the New Mexico True Atomic City Spy Tour was a big winner.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Shannon Corporation

on November 20, 2017 - 4:46pm

On the job in Los Alamos today are Ronda Jones, left, and Sandra Martinez at Shannon Corporation at 1247 Central Ave. Jones and Martinez have each worked at Shannon Corporation for 23 years, with Martinez starting a couple of months ahead of Jones. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Thanksgiving Art From Barranca Elementary Hallway

on November 20, 2017 - 4:12pm

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Artwork from the hallways of Barranca Mesa Elementary School.

PAC 8 Is Awarded Rotary Grant And Now Offers Free Media Classes To Middle School Students

on November 20, 2017 - 4:11pm
Courtesy photo
 
PAC 8 News:
 
PAC 8 Community Media Center will be holding free classes for middle school students Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
 
Students will learn how to operate cameras, edit with Adobe Premiere software, and use special effects. They will produce a Public Service Announcement for a local non-profit organization which will play at the Reel Deal Theater. 
 
Classes are 3:30–5 p.m. beginnng Thursday Nov. 16 and up to 10 students will be able to participate. Classes will be taught by PAC 8 CIC intern and LAHS student Peter Watson.
 
PAC 8 was awarded a

Los Alamos Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

on November 20, 2017 - 12:54pm
BUSINESS News:
 
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25 and there are some amazing promotions and deals available for those who choose to SHOP LOCAL in Los Alamos!
 
Many home-based businesses will be located at the project Y Cowork Los Alamos space at 150 Central Park Square, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These include Atomic City Tours, Pampered Chef, HearHand, Plunder Design, Lipstick and Sparkles, My Easy Nails and Agnes & Dora.

LANL Employees Take Turkeys To Work Today!

on November 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees turn out in force today to donate turkeys for the less fortunate. The CMRR Team alone was able to donate 81 Turkeys and $430 for the Turkey Drive. They thank all who contributed to the Turkey Drive. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL employees drop off turkeys today in front of the Lab security checkpoint area. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Truck waits for donated turkeys. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

One of many boxes filled with turkeys donated today by LANL employees to be given to those in need this Thanksgiving holiday.

Plateau Property Management Announces Holiday Decorating Contest

on November 20, 2017 - 12:06pm

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Eight Los Alamos Innovations Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 20, 2017 - 11:48am

Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory projects won R&D 100 awards last week at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony. Courtesy/ R&D 100

 

LANL News:

  •  ‘Oscars of Invention’ honor the latest and best innovations of the past year

 

Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine’s annual ceremony in Orlando, Fla. 

 

“The R&D 100 Awards represent the breadth, depth and innovation of the science and engineering at our Laboratory.

Obituary: Barbara Rogers Henderson Nov. 15, 2017

on November 20, 2017 - 11:41am

BARBARA ROGERS HENDERSON Nov. 15, 2017

Barbara Rogers Henderson, 81, passed away on November 15, 2017 at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she was known for her smile and pretty eyes. 

She enjoyed living in Pajarito Acres very much since she was raised on a cotton farm in Atoka, south of Artesia, NM. She had her own horse and thus did not mind the “Horsey set” and especially the lot size.

Music was a large part of her life including clarinet, piano, organ and voice.

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County Flagging Operation/Lane Closure At 999 Central Ave. Tuesday

on November 20, 2017 - 11:35am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be closing a section of road headed East Bound at 999 Central Ave.

A flagging operation will commence 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, while crews close a section of road for repairs.

Please slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Biffer’ Martins Nov. 7, 2017

on November 20, 2017 - 11:30am

ELIZABETH “BIFFER” MARTINS Nov. 7, 2017 

Elizabeth “Biffer” Martins was born in Illinois in 1922 and grew up in a small suburb of Rock Island called Milan. She loved school and tap dancing!

She graduated from Rock Island High School where she was the valedictorian. Following her high school graduation, her family moved to New Mexico, where her father had been born. 

Biffer used the shorthand she had learned in high school to work as a court reporter for the District Court in Albuquerque.

Biffer met her husband, Johnny, at a dance at Kirkland Air Force Base.

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Udall Welcomes Los Lunas Facebook Data Center Expansion Announcement

on November 20, 2017 - 11:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed Facebook’s announcement Nov. 14 that it will triple the size of its Los Lunas data center, with plans to construct a total of six buildings and invest more than $1 billion in the project: 
 
“Facebook’s announcement is a testament to what New Mexico can accomplish when we work together to harness the unique strengths of our state and our workforce.

New Mexico House Republicans Push For DA And Law Enforcement Funding

on November 20, 2017 - 11:04am

GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Today, House Republican Representatives Gentry, Adkins, Maestas Barnes, Smith, Hall and Rehm sent a letter to the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) urging them to increase funding for the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s office and state law enforcement agencies.

In his testimony before the LFC in September 2017, 2nd Judicial District Attorney Raul Torrez informed the committee that though nearly 48 percent of that state’s violent crimes and 70 percent of auto thefts occur in the 2nd Judicial District, his office receives only 27 percent of the funds allotted to New

Lane Closures On All Diamond Drive Intersections Extended Through Nov. 28

on November 20, 2017 - 10:45am

COUNTY News:

The project is taking longer than anticipated so lane closures on all Diamond Drive intersections have been extended through Nov. 28.

The Los Alamos County Traffic Sign Crew is installing “Yield to Pedestrian” signs on traffic signal arms at the following intersections:

  • Diamond Drive at West Road (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at 38th Street and Arkansas (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at Trinity (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at Canyon Road (all traffic signals); and
  • Diamond Drive at Orange Street and Sandia (all traffic signals).

There are lane closures as the

Governor Martinez Announces Seventh Straight Record-Breaking Year For Economic Impact Of Tourism

on November 20, 2017 - 10:18am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Nov. 16, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that in 2016 the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting $6.4 billion into New Mexico’s economy.
 
This represents a 2.1 percent increase over 2015, or $133 million more, and equates to nearly $730,600 spent by visitors to New Mexico every hour last year.

“Tourism plays a vital role in diversifying our state’s economy,” Martinez said.

Gifted Los Alamos Pianists Win State Piano Competition

on November 20, 2017 - 10:13am
Nicholas Mozyrsky, left, Julia Chen and Dr. Madeline J. Williamson. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Annual Piano Competition for the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) was held Saturday, Nov. 11, on the campus of the Albuquerque Academy.
 
Two of Los Alamos’ finest young pianists emerged victorious by winning the highest piano awards in the State: Julia Chen, age 13, was awarded First Prize in Level III (ages 12-13) for her stellar performance of Desperate Measures: 12 Variations on a Theme of Paganini by American composer Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) and Nicholas

Left Turning Lane Closure Diamond At Trinity Drive

on November 20, 2017 - 9:30am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will be closing the left turn lane at Diamond Drive onto Trinity Drive to install quick curb panels.

Expect the temporary lane closure to occur 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The County advises mortorists to slow down and proceed with caution while work is underway in this area.

Large Screen Gaming Of Super Smash Bros. Tuesday

on November 20, 2017 - 9:21am
Free Super Smash Bros. video game tournament Tuesday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon Road. Courtesy image
 
PEEC News:
 

Ever wondered what it would be like to play an eight-player Super Smash Bros. tournament on a 10’ x 20’ screen?

 
Find out Tuesday, Nov. 21, when the Los Alamos Teen Center and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will project the video game onto the planetarium dome at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
 
This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

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