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Udall To Oppose Gorsuch For Supreme Court

on March 26, 2017 - 8:41am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that he will vote against confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. He issued the following statement: 
 
"I have met with Judge Gorsuch, followed the hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and studied his record, and I have decided that I can't support his confirmation. 
 
"The Supreme Court changes people's lives, and its decisions stand for generations.

FBI: Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Federal And Local Law Enforcement Officers

on March 26, 2017 - 7:32am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Richard Ruiz Leyva, 36, of Las Cruces, pled guilty March 22 in Federal Court to assaulting federal and local law enforcement officers. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Leyva will be sentenced to 82 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
 
Leyva was arrested in August 2016 and charged by a criminal complaint with assaulting and resisting federally commissioned officers of the U.S.

Sen. Heinrich Celebrates 4th Anniversary Designation Of Río Grande Del Norte National Monument

on March 26, 2017 - 7:26am

Río Grande del Norte National Monument. Courtesy photo

 

STATE News:

Saturday was the fourth anniversary of the designation of Río Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico. From the tops of Cerro de la Olla and Ute Mountain, to the depths of the Rio Grande Gorge, the Río Grande del Norte is one of the most 

spectacular places on earth.

Fr. Glenn: Conscience

on March 26, 2017 - 7:17am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

We have many sayings about conscience, such as “My conscience is clear”, or “I don’t want that on my conscience.” Conscience is an interesting concept, but what is it? Merriam-Webster defines conscience as “the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good.” But that definition, of course, begs the question: “What are the right and the good?”

In very broad philosophical concept, the “right and

LACF: Los Alamos Daily Post Presents Media Communications Training For Nonprofits

on March 26, 2017 - 7:11am
Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon present ‘Media Communications Training for Nonprofits’ as part of a series of sessions for non-profits organized by the LACF, in partnership with the LANL Foundation and UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A.

LAPS: Parent Survey Responses Needed

on March 26, 2017 - 6:52am
LAPS News:
 
The Quality of Education Survey is now available electronically for all parents with students in the Los Alamos Public Schools. LAPS is hoping for a 100 percent response rate as parent feedback is important and valued!
 
All answers are anonymous amd there are two options for taking the survey:
 
Option 1 - electronic
  • Click on: Take Survey
  • Create a username in the Public Education Department system (not required to use your real name, answers are not connected to your name)
  • Complete the survey
Option 2 - paper
  • Come to your child’s school
  • Ask for a paper copy of the survey

Volunteers Needed To Improve And Maintain Trails

on March 26, 2017 - 6:48am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Spring on the Santa Fe National Forest means it’s time to get out and work on trails, getting them ready for the heavy use of the summer recreation season. 
 
Volunteer opportunities are waiting for anyone interested in donating some time and a little manual labor to benefit the forest.
  • Saturday, April 15 – Work will continue on the reroute of a steep and unsustainable leg of the original Borrego Trail, which is part of the Borrego/Bear Wallow Trail. Forest staff and volunteers plan to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 – Forest staff and volunteers will

Donors Help Support Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on March 26, 2017 - 6:43am

​Morning Glory Bakery Company donates weekly donuts as an auction item for the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

 

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert organizers are looking for donors who want to be part of the event's silent auction.

Organizers are excited by what they have received so far from businesses and independent donors in the community including two gift certificates for a dozen donuts a week for six months from Morning Glory Bakery Company. Other donated items have been shared on the Facebook page, @zeebenefit.

Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant

Pastor Granillo: Serving Honorably

on March 26, 2017 - 6:30am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church

“Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?” Matthew 20:14-15 (NIV)

As I was driving through the National Cemetery I found myself reading many of the grave markers that were there. I read their names and the dates that they lived, and I wondered what their lives were like. As I was doing this, I noticed something that I had never noticed before. These men and women were not separated by rank.

Daily Postcard: Aerial View Heading To Los Alamos

on March 26, 2017 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: Aerial view taken northwest of Los Alamos at noon Saturday with Pajarito ski slopes visible at upper left. Courtesy photo

Try Spelling Regret Without GRT: The Martinez Administration’s ‘37’ Tax Cuts

on March 25, 2017 - 11:50pm
By RAPHAEL PACHECO, MBA
NM Voices For Children

As the 2017 regular legislative session ends, New Mexico finds itself in familiar territory—with no money in a slow-moving economy. The same tired rhetoric of no tax increases—a pledge made by Governor Susana Martinez since she has taken office—has led to deep cuts in essential services like education, public safety and health care.

Because we often hear the administration touting the 37 tax cuts made since Governor Richardson left office in 2011, obviously the executive believes we can cut our way to prosperity.

100+ Women Who Care Donate First Quarter Meeting Funds To Bradbury Science Museum Association

on March 25, 2017 - 10:29am

On behalf of 100+ Women Who Care, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, right, presents a donation check to BSMA Vice President Ryn Herrmann, left, and BSMA Secretary KayLinda Crawford Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo 

COMMUNITY News:

100+ Women Who Care, the Los Alamos group of women who strive to have a positive impact in the community without the time-consuming effort  associated with fundraising, gathered recently for their first quarterly meeting of 2017 at project Y in Central Park Square.

The group chose to award its first quarter funds to the Bradbury

Magistrate Court Results For Thursday, March 23

on March 25, 2017 - 9:51am

COURT News:

Ashley A. Garcia of Hernandez, accused of shoplifting, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and duty to give information and render aid, in connection with a March 9 incident at Bealls Department Store will remain in jail until her May 11 preliminary hearing on previous shoplifting charges.

Garcia, 23, appeared before Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Thursday for her first appearance on the March 9 case where she and another woman, Stephanie Garcia, allegedly struck a pedestrian with a vehicle outside Bealls and fled the scene.

County Hosts Community Brainstorming Session

on March 25, 2017 - 9:10am

Members of the public give input on how to lower driving speeds by Mountain Elementary School during a public meeting hosted by the County Public Works Traffic and Street Division Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Traffic and Streets Division Manager Daniel Erickson leads the public meeting on traffic calming Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos County Public Works’ Traffic and Streets Division and members of the public brainstormed Wednesday night ways

Road Closure: US 64/87 Between Clayton And Raton

on March 25, 2017 - 9:07am

NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police closed US 64/87 between Clayton and Raton for several hours Friday due to hazardous driving conditions.

It is reported that certain ares had three to four foot snowdrifts covering the roadway.

Officers and tow trucks removed stuck and stranded motorists and the New Mexico Department of Transportation cleared the roadway.

UNM-LA: Parenting Workshop Targets Bullying

on March 25, 2017 - 8:46am
Presenter Barbara Coloroso explains the difference between teasing and bullying. Photo by Nancy Coombs, UNM-LA

Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

 

Barbara Coloroso engages the audience with her humor and real life examples. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) brought bestselling author Barbara Coloroso for a return engagement March 18 at Parenting University.
 
Parents, grandparents, school district personnel and other community members listened attentively and asked questions during the Saturday morning session,

Demonstrations At White Sands Missile Range Support Trinity Downwinders April 1

on March 25, 2017 - 8:37am
CCNS News:
 
The community is invited to join the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium at two White Sands Missile Range entrances during the Trinity Site open house Saturday, April 1 to support those who have been negatively affected by radiation exposure from the first atomic test there July 16, 1945. 
 
The Army opens the Trinity Site twice a year for people from around the world to visit the radioactively contaminated site, http://www.wsmr.army.mil/PAO/Trinity/Pages/Home.aspx 
 
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the Consortium will gather at the Tularosa Gate, on Tulie Gate Road west of

Special School Board Meeting And Executive Session

on March 25, 2017 - 7:58am

Governor Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Honor And Mourning Of U.S. Air Force Major Andrew Becker

on March 25, 2017 - 7:55am

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Governor Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, March 25, 2017 in honor and mourning of U.S. Air Force Major Andrew Becker.

Major Becker and his crewmates Capt. Kenneth Dalga and Capt. Frederick Dellecker were killed in the line of duty March 14, 2017.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-009

FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF U. S. AIR FORCE MAJOR ANDREW BECKER

     WHEREAS, U.S.

‘Forest Your Health’ Hosts Hike On SFNF April 8

on March 25, 2017 - 7:45am

Window Rock Trail. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The health benefits of outdoor recreation will be the focus Saturday, April 8, when the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and El Centro Family Health Clinics sponsor a hike on the Window Rock Trail as part of a health initiative called “Forest Your Health”.

Forest Your Health promotes healthy habits by encouraging community members in the Española area to hike, mountain bike and ride equestrian along area trails.

U.S. Senate Vote Threatens Consumer Data Security

on March 25, 2017 - 7:34am
NCL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate’s vote Thursday to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules is a disappointing step that threatens to make consumers’ data less secure. At a time when data breaches routinely expose consumers to identity theft and other fraud, according to advocates at the National Consumers League (NCL), it is extremely disheartening that the Senate would seek to obliterate strong consumer data security requirements.
 
John Breyault, NCL’s vice president of public policy, telecommunications and fraud issued the following statement:

LACC Presents Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Talk April 13

on March 25, 2017 - 7:33am

Letter To The Editor: A Better Health Care Payment System

on March 25, 2017 - 7:27am
By TED TRUSKE
Albuquerque

It's strange that a five second sound bite, “I will kill Obamacare” can drive national policies. Finally President Trump admits, “health care is complicated”. So GOP members contort themselves to make magic happen, so far unsuccessfully. They dispute the CBO's numbers because they're not happily magical.

Why doesn't the public have whatever health plan Congress has? If it's good enough for Congress we in the public could live with it.

In 2010 T.R.

EM, UKAEA Expand Collaboration On Robotics

on March 25, 2017 - 6:45am

Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange and Rob Buckingham, director of the Center for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, shake hands after signing the Statement of Intent. Courtesy/DOE-EM

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Energy Office of Evironmental Management (EM) and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) have agreed to further collaborate to develop and apply robotics to nuclear decommissioning tasks.

Representatives from EM and the UKAEA earlier this month signed a new Statement of Intent (SOI), providing the framework for exchange of information

FBI Seeks Special Agents With Diverse Backgrounds

on March 25, 2017 - 6:28am
FBI News:
 
At a recent event in Houston sponsored by the FBI’s Diversity Agent Recruitment Program, potential employees with varied backgrounds learned what it takes to become a special agent. 
 
To read more, click here.

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