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Smart Design With Suzette: Insights From Kitchen & Bath Show 2017

on January 20, 2017 - 7:14am
Thompson Traders copper sinks. Courtesy photo

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Design trends, professional growth, product launches, networking, industry speakers, innovation, inspiration, learning opportunities, kitchens and baths…that’s what I experienced last week in Orlando at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) International Builders Show and Design and Construction week.

Held at the Orange County Convention Center, I went everywhere – from the West Hall to the South Hall (and back and forth more than I want to remember) to the Outdoor

Daily Postcard: Magical Scene At Ashley Pond

on January 20, 2017 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: The magical look of snow covered trees and icy water Tuesday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Norman Doggett

House Leaders Agree To Share Pain With State Agencies

on January 19, 2017 - 8:38pm

House Republican Leader Nate Gentry

From House Republican Communications

SANTA FEThe House of Representatives unanimously voted to require legislative agencies to endure the same budget cuts experienced by New Mexico’s state agencies when they passed a compromise amendment to House Bill 1 earlier today.

House Bill 1, or the “Feed Bill,” funds the operations of the legislature, covering both session expenses as well as interim activities. In the 2016 special session, the legislature agreed to reduce funding for legislative support agencies by 3 percent.

Letter To The Editor: Unanswered Questions

on January 19, 2017 - 8:16pm

BY GERRY WIGGINS
Los Alamos

I appreciate the recent posts by school board member and candidate Mr. Jim Hall. It was a pleasure to read about his march for civil rights and management skills. However, I feel that Mr. Hall has left some very important questions unanswered.

I feel that schools are the heart of our community. An organization made up of teachers, children, parents, staff members, volunteers, all of us; all of us, with our diverse backgrounds, skill sets, abilities, working together to bestow the best upon the next generation. 

Unfortunately, I have found myself questioning the

LAPD Warns Public About Phone Scams

on January 19, 2017 - 5:15pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department continues to advise and warn Los Alamos residents about phone scams.

In the recent months, many residents have reported being contacted by telephone from different companies, representatives and governments. During the contacts, callers have asked for various types of personal information to include but not limited to, social security numbers, dates of birth, banking account numbers and credit or debit card numbers.

LAPD urges residents to be cautious when giving this sensitive information to unconfirmed callers.

SGR Named State House Education Committee Chair

on January 19, 2017 - 5:08pm
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard congratulates Rep. Brian Egolf  on being chosen Speaker of the House. Rep. William Rehm looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Newly elected Speaker of the House Brian Egolf has appointed Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos to chair of the House Education Committee.
In this capacity, Garcia Richard will lead the committee in setting education policy and budgeting throughout the state. She is the first representative from Los Alamos to chair a legislative committee.

Garcia Richard has been

Panel Discussion Following 'Dog Sees God' Sunday

on January 19, 2017 - 5:05pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Participating in the panel discussion will

Governor's 2017 State Of The State Address

on January 19, 2017 - 4:50pm

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez

POLITICAL News:

Gov. Susana Martinez delivered her annual State of the State Address at the opening of the 60-Day Legislative session, which got underway at noon Tuesday at the State Capitol.

2017 State of the State Address

The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered Jan. 17, 2017 by Gov. Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tempore; our new House Speaker; Democratic and Republican leaders; esteemed members of the New Mexico Legislature;

What Ifs: Santa Fe And Southwestern Archaeology Feb. 23

on January 19, 2017 - 4:28pm
Archaeologist Steven Lekson. Courtesy photo
 
SARL News:
 
SANTA FE  The School for Advanced Research lecture series, Crossing Global Frontiers, continues 6:30–7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf.
 
Archaeologist Steven Lekson asks What Ifs: Santa Fe and Southwestern Archaeology. What if: instead of Santa Fe, Southwestern archaeology centered in Tucson? Or developed out of Ciudad Chihuahua? Or if Southwestern archaeology identified as history, rather than as a laboratory of anthropology?
 
For over a century,

UNM-LA Serves Broad Community Interests

on January 19, 2017 - 4:22pm

By Sonja Velazques
Los Alamos High School Junior

The following story based on a series of interviews done by Sonya Velasquez, a junior at Los Alamos High School. She was a part of the Community Internship Collaboration (CIC), a UNM-Los Alamos  program in which UNM-Los Alamos undergraduates and LAHS juniors and seniors take part in project-based mentored internships while also taking a class that covers topics such as business communication, problem solving, and time management. Velasquez’s internship was based on promoting several programs at UNM-LA that positively impact the community.

American Federation Of Teachers NM Members Hold Statewide Events Supporting Public Education & Schools

on January 19, 2017 - 4:02pm

AFT NM President Stephanie Ly

AFT NM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement about upcoming statewide events in support of public education and schools:

“New Mexico educators are proud to have taken part in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools’ national day of action.

LANS Board Approves $2.5 Million For Community Commitment Plan

on January 19, 2017 - 9:16am

LANL's David Kratzer works with students during the 2016 Hour of Code, which aims to encourage children to learn computer science. More than 60 Lab employees volunteered at 16 schools, working with nearly 2,000 students. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Funds support community giving, economic development and education

The Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Board of Governors approved $2.5 million in funding for the company’s plan to support education, economic development and charitable giving in Northern New Mexico.

“The board’s decision to invest in our communities and their priorities

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Sleep Better

on January 19, 2017 - 9:07am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I can think of very few things that are more rewarding than a deep, undisturbed, restful night’s sleep. The kind of profound slumber where you lay your head on the pillow, fall instantly to sleep and wake up eight hours later filled with energy and ready for the day.

There is nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, looking at the alarm clock every 10 minutes, counting down the amount of sleep you are NOT getting and wondering how you are going to make it through the day.

Research, as well as our own life experience, tells us that inadequate sleep

LAPS Board: Why I am Running For Re-election

on January 19, 2017 - 8:47am
By JIM HALL
School Board President

This is NOT the Bond Election - It is an In-Person Election: PLEASE VOTE

I am running for re-election to the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education because I believe I am the best qualified candidate. This is the first of three columns: the past, the present, and the future of our schools.

First, a few basic facts about LAPS and the Board.

New Mexico Senate Passes FY17 Solvency Package

on January 19, 2017 - 8:27am

Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Peter Worth shakes hands in the State House of Representatives Tuesday before the opening joint session begins. Photo by Roger snodgrass/ladailypost.com

LEGISLATIVE SESSION News:

SANTA FE – Tuesday, on the second day of the New Mexico Legislative Session, the New Mexico State Senate passed a package of four bipartisan solvency measures that put forth responsible solutions to balancing our state’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The measures, which would provide a combined $262 million savings to the current year’s budget passed nearly unanimously.

“The Senate

Chamber: Coffee Connections At Ruby K's Jan. 31

on January 19, 2017 - 7:50am

Topper Revue 2017 Jan. 26-28

on January 19, 2017 - 7:30am

TOPPER REVUE News:

Do you like singing, dancing and bad jokes? Then do we have the show for you.

Come to the Topper Revue experience of a lifetime. Watch as dozens of acts from all across the land perform Topper Revue 2017 at the Duane Smith Auditorium Jan. 26-18.

Performances begin with a preview at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, performances at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday Jan. 28.

Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Student tickets for the matinee and all tickets for the preview are $5.

The Olions Thespian Club was created

IRS Fact Sheet On 2016 Tax Changes

on January 19, 2017 - 7:17am
IRS News:
 

Three Extra Days to File and Pay

 
Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due. That’s because of the combined impact of the weekend and a holiday in the District of Columbia.
 
The customary April 15 deadline falls on Saturday this year, which would normally give taxpayers until at least the following Monday. But Emancipation Day, a D.C. holiday, is observed on Monday, April 17 giving taxpayers nationwide an additional day. By law, D.C. holidays impact tax deadlines for everyone in the same way federal holidays do.
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Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over Snowy Treetops

on January 19, 2017 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise over snowy treetops viewed Tuesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Science On Tap: Neutron Capture By Hook Or By Crook ... Jan. 19

on January 18, 2017 - 6:23pm
LACDC News:
 
The Laboratory was founded on the science of nuclear reactions—work it continues today.
 
At this month’s Science On Tap, Shea Mosby, with the Lab’s Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), will talk about how a better understanding of nuclear reactions on radioactive materials is progressing using instruments such as the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) and Apollo.
 
This work is allowing scientists to make predictions about how neutrons behave with more accuracy than ever before possible whether you’re talking about weapons, power plants, or

Toppers Drop Opening District Game To Del Norte

on January 18, 2017 - 6:22pm
Adam Paulson hangs 10 after his slam dunk ... his thanks for his effort was a technical foul for hanging 10 ... the crowd loved it. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Isaac Fason turnes the cornar in the first quarter. He finished the game with 9 points, 6 of those in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 
 
SPORTS News:
 
Tuesday night the 8-9 Hilltopper boys basketball team played host to the 8-8 Del Norte Knights.
 
The Toppers were playing without the services of Michael Naranjo, one of their leading scorers. Michael had to sit out because of a concussion protocol.
 
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LAHS's Bethany Click Awarded PLU Scholarship

on January 18, 2017 - 5:47pm

LAHS Senior Bethany Click

EDUCATION News:

PARKLAND, Wash.— Los Alamos High School senior Bethany Click has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year—along with the opportunity to earn more.

PLU offers a number of merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leadership and service, as well as the promise of continued success in these areas as a PLU student. The Presidential Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study.

More than 500 incoming first year students apply for Presidential Scholarships

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 11 – Jan. 16, 2017

on January 18, 2017 - 4:55pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them

Jan. 11 at 2:49 p.m. / Police arrested Bradley Abeyta, 31, of Alcalde on an outstanding District Court warrant from New Mexico State Police. The police booking photo is not available.

MATHEW RUYBAL

Jan. 11 at 1:50 p.m. / Police arrested Mathew Ruybal, 26, of Los Alamos at 4408 Sycamore St., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Jan. 12 at 1:50 p.m.

Burgess: Safety And State Road 4

on January 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess. Courtesy photo
 
By HARRY BURGESS
County Manager

I would like to take this opportunity to address safety concerns we have heard recently from the public regarding the intersection of State Road 4 (SR4) and the Truck Route.

Over the last few months four serious motor vehicle accidents involving residents have occurred. These accidents typically involved a westbound turn by a motorist from SR4 onto the Truck Route at this signalized intersection. I think we all agree that the situation is dangerous and accidents can happen for a variety of reasons.

Jazz With CME At Blue Window Saturday Night!

on January 18, 2017 - 4:08pm

Craig Martin Experience plays Blue Window Saturday night. Courtesy photo

ENTERTAINMENT News:

The Blue Window Bistro, at the restaurant’s new location in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, will host an evening of jazz with the Craig Martin Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

“We’re pleased to have CME as the first musical performance at our new location,” owner Melissa Paternoster said. “The band was first music we hosted at our former location, too.”

CME will offer a set of traditional jazz favorites along with a mix of inventive original tunes composed by band members.

“We’re excited

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