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NMDOT Launches 'NM Bike Plan' Website And Interactive Map For Public Comment

on October 12, 2017 - 8:11am
Courtesy/NMDOT
 
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the launch of a project website and interactive map for the Prioritized Statewide Bicycle Network Plan (NM Bike Plan).
 
The website provides a platform for bicyclists and others to share their valuable input in the bicycle planning and route prioritization process.
 
Through an interactive map New Mexicans can identify currently used or potential bike routes and complete a questionnaire on user preferences.

New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller Leads Nation In Shining Light On Unspent Government Funds

on October 12, 2017 - 8:06am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller announced that New Mexico is leading the nation in shining light on unspent funds throughout government.
 
The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation requiring its State Auditor to annually report on state account balances, modeled after the annual Fund Balance Report that the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has produced for the last three years.
  
The OSA’s Fund Balance Report compiles data from annual financial audits to shine a light on millions of dollars of state resources that are tied

Atomic City Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater (ACCT) will host a car wash 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos.
 
ACCT's talented and award winning students are hosting their car wash to raise funds for their upcoming February production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.
 
We hope the community will support these talented performers.
 
Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students

FBI Offers $1,000 For Information On Suspicious Death On Navajo Nation

on October 12, 2017 - 7:56am
Alan Jim died of suspicious causes. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding the suspicious death of Alan Jim of the Navajo Nation.
 
Feb. 7, 2017, Jim’s body was found in the southbound lane of County Road 7900, approximately 6.3 miles south of Highway 550 in the Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico.
 
Autopsy results indicate Jim died of blunt force trauma to his head and upper body. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office at 505.889.1300.
 
The Navajo Nation Division of

Public Input Requested For ADA Transition Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:54am

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is developing an ADA transition plan. The plan's initial focus includes sidewalks and curb ramps. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is seeking the public’s input on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

 

In March, Wilson & Company, an engineering firm from Albuquerque, was hired by the County to assemble the plan. A first draft of the plan was presented to the Transportation Board during its Oct.

Facebook Scam Alert: AG Warns New Mexicans Of New Financial Scams

on October 12, 2017 - 7:53am
AG News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Scam Alert to warn unsuspecting New Mexicans to beware sharing private personal or financial information over Facebook because a variety of scams are victimizing New Mexicans. As with all scams, prevention is the key to protecting your finances and personal information.
 
“Even though people can appear friendly on Facebook,” Balderas warned, “getting to ‘know’ someone on Facebook is rarely safe.

John Arrowsmith Named 2017 Kiwanian Of The Year

on October 12, 2017 - 7:50am
John Arrowsmith, above, is the Kiwanian of the Year for 2017-2018. He has a long history of devoted service to Kiwanis. Courtesy photo
 
KIWANIS News:
 
John Arrowsmith,  the 2017 Kiwanian of the Year in Los Alamos, is no newcomer. He has lived in Los Alamos County for 27 years, and he has been a member of Kiwanis here for about 25 years.
 
However, there are many things about him that even a Kiwanis member might not know.
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Just One More Thing To Do This Week: Look Around The Room

on October 12, 2017 - 7:44am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos
 
I think I have an addiction. I have tried avoiding the temptations, weaning myself, and even going cold turkey, but nothing seems to help.
 
Eventually I am once again, back on the couch, falling victim to another HGTV home renovation show. I love these shows, and I love home renovation. I have lived with ongoing remodeling project chaos for years at a time. As long as there is the slightest bit of improvement, I can wait it out. As soon as one effort is complete, I am jonesing for another, usually bigger, project.
 
My husband, not so much.

Pinon Fourth Grader Stars In Lifetime Movie

on October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Allyson Harbert in a scene from Lifetime’s ‘A Mother’s Crime’. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

Allyson Harbert’s acting career has started off with a bang. Harbert, a Pinon Elementary School fourth grader student, recently acted in a Lifetime movie, “A Mother’s Crime”.

The TV movie premiered Friday, Oct. 6. In the movie, Harbert portrays Callie, a 7-year-old girl who was adopted by her biological mother’s sister. However, her birth mother wants her back and resorts to kidnapping to reunite with her daughter.

It might be a diabolical

AG Balderas Announces Resignation Of APS School Board Member Analee Maestas

on October 12, 2017 - 7:38am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that Analee Maestas resigned from her position with the Albuquerque Public School Board, effective immediately.
 
“Sept. 28, 2017, I served a legal demand, asking Board Member Maestas to resign from her position in light of ongoing investigations related to fiscal mismanagement and because all public officials in the State of New Mexico have the duty to treat their position as a public trust,” Balderas said.

John Bretzke Of Los Alamos Finishes 50th 1/2 Marathon!

on October 12, 2017 - 7:36am
John Bretzke of Los Alamos gave himself a 12-year goal to run a half marathon in every state in the U.S. and he completed that goal in 11 years, Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
John Bretzke of Los Alamos with family and friends at the finish line of his 50th 1/2 marathon Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Bretzke of Los Alamos set a 12-year goal to complete a half marathon in every state in the nation. He accomplished that goal in 11 years, Sept.

NMED Confirms 'Boil Water Advisory' Issued By Mora Inn And RV Park Water System

on October 12, 2017 - 7:35am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department's (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming a required "boil water advisory" for the Mora Inn and RV Park Water System in Mora County.
 
Mora Inn and RV Park Water System was required to issue the advisory Monday after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system. Mora Inn and RV Park Water System is required to notify their water system users of this finding.
 
Mora Inn and RV Park Water System is a non-transient non-community public

Scenes From LAFD Station 4 Open House

on October 12, 2017 - 7:28am

Daisy Scouts from Troop 10074 participate in activities planned for them at an open house Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Iris Polski tries the driver's seat for size in a fire truck Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Two and a half year old Robby Minotti gets busy pulling rope at the open house Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Dwight Williams, his wife Anna and daughter Ginny at Wednesday's

Coleman Smith Appeals Municipal Court Judgment

on October 12, 2017 - 7:16am

Staff Report 

 

Attorney Marc W. Edwards has filed a notice of intent to appeal a judgment and sentencing handed down by Municipal Judge Alan Kirk to the First Judicial District Court on behalf of his client, Coleman A. Smith of Los Alamos.

Smith had pleaded not guilty but Judge Kirk found him guilty Sept. 22 of the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and prohibited activities while driving.

On the DUI charge, Smith received a sentence of 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended.

Los Alamos 4-H Registers 2017-2018 Participants

on October 12, 2017 - 7:13am

Los Alamos 4-H volunteer chief rifle instructor Sha-Marie Arnaudville registers Caleb and Rebecca Moss for 4-H shooting sports Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as their mother, Angela Moss looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez, left, and Michael O'Neill, youth activities coordinator for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club and 4-H archery and shotgun coach were on hand Wednesday to explain 4-H opportunities at the open house. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Maria Smith and Jolene Vigil sat down to chat after they each

Conservation Voters New Mexico Statement On Rollback Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:10am
NMCV News:
 
SANTA FE  Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a proposed rule to revoke the Clean Power Plan.
 
In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:
 
“It is critical that we take action to address climate change and the Clean Power Plan is a very positive step in the right direction. Administrator Pruitt’s efforts to revoke the Clean Power Plan will harm New Mexicans.
 
“The Clean Power Plan positively impacts clean air for communities across New Mexico.

Troop 122 Retires 150 Flags In Solemn Ceremony

on October 12, 2017 - 7:08am

On Columbus Day, members of Boy Scout Troop 122 in Los Alamos gathered at American Legion Post 90 to retire approximately 150 American flags. Under the direction of Life Scout Coen Noeninckx, who was performing this service as part of his Eagle project, the Scouts and veterans retired a flag as a group and then used three fire pits to retire the rest of the flags over the next hour and a half. The entire ceremony took place in solemn quiet, with each flag saluted by its bearers as it was retired. The retirement concluded with a final ceremony involving the entire group. Courtesy photo

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Inspirational People: Elected Official Shows Compassion Toward Constituent Whose World Turned Upside Down

on October 12, 2017 - 7:04am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

That shattered look is all too familiar to us in the newsroom at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Since being designated the Official Newspaper of Record by Los Alamos County in January, we’ve seen an influx of widows and widowers, parents and adult children in need of assistance in getting required legal notifications published.

There's an unwritten rule in our newsroom when we see that look: Drop everything and give our undivided attention. So, it touched us all when a particularly devastated man entered our office recently.

Regional Coalition Board Meets Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 6:52am
RCLC News:
 
The Regional Coalition Of LANL COmmunities Board Meets 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the City Council Chambers at 405 North Paseo de Oñate in Española.
 
Agenda:
 
A. Call to Order – Chair Javier Gonzales
 
B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Javier Gonzales
 
C. Approval of Agenda – Chair
 
D. Approval of Meeting Minutes - Chair
 
E. Discussion/Action Items (2 hrs 55 min)
  • Briefing from NM Congressional Delegation (5 min)
  • Executive Director Update (10 min)
  • Community and Economic Development
  • LANL Workforce and University Collaboration, Kathy Keith,

Los Alamos-Based Fiber Artist Barbara E. Cohen Gifts Pink Scarves To Local Breast Cancer Survivors

on October 12, 2017 - 6:51am
A basket of pink 'breast cancer' scarves awaits recipients. Photo © 2017 Barbara E. Cohen

Pre-distribution photo of Barbara E. Cohen with scarves. Photo © 2017 Dana Stoltz Gray

 

BCAM News:
 
Following a year of planning and execution -- and just in time for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration -- local fiber artist Barbara E. Cohen handed out a dozen knitted and woven pink scarves at the finale to the weekend-long Casting for Recovery local chapter’s annual retreat Sunday, Oct. 1 in Angel Fire.
 
“I decided to gift pink scarves to the 2017 participants after I was lucky

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors On Pajarito Mountain

on October 12, 2017 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors on Pajarito Mountain viewed from Pipeline Road. Photo by Mark Schraad

Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour Stops At UNM-LA

on October 11, 2017 - 5:37pm
Students in Barbara Yarnell’s Ceramics class wedge the clay in preparation for beginning new pieces. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
Students transfer designs onto clay tiles. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will participate in the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour (LAAST) Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.
 
UNM-LA Instructors Barbara Yarnell and Patrick Harris invite the community to view student work from their ceramics, drawing and painting classes. 
 
“This not only provides the public a chance to meet the student artists and view their

LAPS Participates In 'Evening Of Arts & Culture' Oct. 13

on October 11, 2017 - 5:28pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Humanities teacher Michelle Holland is reading from her new manuscript of poetry for about a half hour 7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Mesa Public Library. 
 
The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m., with two other featured readers, Christopher Adams, and Kelly Doljsi, then Michelle’s students.

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on October 11, 2017 - 3:43pm

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LANL: Dena Edwards Named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional Of The Year

on October 11, 2017 - 1:48pm

Dena Edwards receives the DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year award from Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Dena Edwards, a security professional in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response, was named Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year by the Department of Energy.

“Dena is a true professional who has made a visible and valuable positive difference in our laboratory and our community,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. 

Edwards was

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