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Tribal Youth Contribute To Fish Passage Project On Pueblo Lands

on December 19, 2014 - 11:19am
TYCC member Xavier Lovato helps NMFWCO staff member Jason Davis position large rocks in order to stabilize the bank of the lower Santa Fe River as part of a Fish Passage project on New Mexico’s Cochiti Pueblo. Courtesy USFWS
 
TYCC member Dominic Bailon, center, loads up buckets of rock alongside NMFWCO staff members Jason Davis, right, and Kjetal Henderson, left, during a  Fish Passage project on the lower Santa Fe River on New Mexico’s Cochiti Pueblo. Courtesy USFWS
 
By MELANIE DABOVICH
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Ask a group of teenagers their idea of fun and you might get answers

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View From Camp Hamilton Trail Thursday

on December 19, 2014 - 11:15am

View from Camp Hamilton Trail Thursday. This hiking trail provides a way to get down to the bottom of Pueblo Canyon. The trail begins from a small pullout to the north of N.M. 502, just east of Eastgate Drive in Los Alamos. Photo by Robert Beberniss

View from Camp Hamilton Trail Thursday. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Check Out This Weekend's Top Open House

on December 19, 2014 - 10:30am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe. Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

LAHS Under Shelter In Place Due To Anonymous Threat

on December 19, 2014 - 10:14am

LAHS News:

Los ALamos High School is now in Shelter in Place based on an anonymous threat.

According to the LAHS website, all students and staff are safe and the school is taking this action as a precaution.

LAHS will remain in Shelter in Place until 10:50 a.m. when the students are dismissed for the day.

Parents needing to pick up their son or daughter for an appointment should follow the usual protocol of coming to the main office with identification to check in and then to sign out their child. 

"We appreciate your patience as we continue our last day of final exams.

News Alert: False Alarm At Los Alamos High School

on December 19, 2014 - 9:57am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Principal Debbie Belew-Nyquist just announced that the high school was evacuated this morning due to a fire alarm.

It turned out to be a false alarm and Belew-Nyquist said all students and staff are safe and back in the building.

No Blue Bus Service Dec. 24-25 And Jan. 1

on December 19, 2014 - 9:44am

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Bus” will not be in service Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays respectively. 

NCRTD regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will run as normal on the days preceding and following each of these dates.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more

Hear State Of The County At Chamber Breakfast Jan. 15

on December 19, 2014 - 9:38am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting Jan. 15 will feature County Manager Harry Burgess delivering the State of the County address.

The Chamber Breakfast is at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230 and is for Chamber members and anyone interested in learning more about the Chamber.

Register on the Chamber website events page by clicking here. Tickets are $15.

Saturday Mail Delivery Continues But Congress Leaves Postal Service In Limbo

on December 19, 2014 - 9:24am

NNA News:

The National Newspaper Association (NNA) this week celebrated the continuation of Saturday mail delivery through the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, but lamented the passage of another congressional session without postal reform.

NNA President John Edgecombe Jr. called on publishers to attend NNA’s Leadership Summit March 19 in Washington to urge quick action in the next Congress.

“If common sense had prevailed, a reform bill would have been completed. We had a solid proposal that provided USPS with financial relief, preserved service and implemented health cost reforms.

Izraelevitz: Burning Memories Of Hanukah

on December 19, 2014 - 8:51am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

When my boys were little, they loved Hanukah for two distinct reasons. Like any red-blooded capitalist, they loved the accumulation of wealth during each of the eight nights; the toys, the software, the books, the new underwear; well, maybe not the new underwear, but they knew to be polite about it. They also knew the routine for each night. We would say some brief Hebrew prayers, turn out the house lights, light the Hanukah candles, sing a song or two, and open presents.

Public Comment Sought On Tsankawi Management Plan

on December 19, 2014 - 8:51am
The Ancestral Pueblo people who lived at Tsankawi Pueblo carved a network of trails into the volcanic tuff mesa. Courtesy/NPS
 
The present-day trail around Tsankawi includes several ladders to get visitors up and down the mesa where the pueblo was built. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott announced today that the public is invited to review and comment on the park’s Tsankawi Unit Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.  

The plan and environmental assessment evaluate a range of alternatives to improve resource protection, address

Two Quickbook Classes Offered In January

on December 19, 2014 - 8:49am

Terry Brunner Addresses Affordable Care Act

on December 19, 2014 - 8:39am
Terry Brunner
 
By TERRY BRUNNER
USDA Rural Development Director

Living in a rural community shouldn’t have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already making a difference in the lives of millions of rural Americans, including families right here in New Mexico Prior to the ACA, many rural families had a hard time finding affordable insurance coverage, paying an average of nearly half of their costs out of their own pockets.

Today, thanks to the ACA, families in New Mexico can choose from a

Letter to the Editor: Please Return Red Jackson's Sign

on December 19, 2014 - 8:24am
By MELISSA BLAIR
Los Alamos

An act very upsetting to the North Mesa Stable area has occurred.

Red Jackson's barn has been an icon at the stables since the late 50's. Sometime in the last week the sign he hung at the barn was stolen. His barn has been called Red's Bunkhouse since he owned the barn and was quite a character at the los Alamos stables. The dressage area is named after him.

I currently own the barn and have for the past three years. I filed a police report Thursday and am very upset such an iconic piece of the stable's history is gone.

I am asking for help from the public

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Key Club Helps At Foster Children's Christmas Party

on December 19, 2014 - 8:10am

Key Club members Camille Rousculp and Sara Shiina with Santa Claus at Thursday's annual Foster Children's Christmas Party in Espanola. Monetary donations from the Kiwanis Club's 'Breakfast with Santa' goes to help the Kiwanis Club work with CYFD to put on a Christmas party for the foster parents and foster children in CYFD's three county area. Key Club partners with Kiwanis in helping with the party. Key Clubbers take photos of children with Santa and help them make gingerbread houses. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Mackenzie Kieltyka helps children decorate gingerbread houses at Thursday's Foster
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Study Shows Cataclysmic Event That Killed Dinosaurs Also Profoundly Effected Mammals

on December 19, 2014 - 8:03am

NMNHS News:

The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs.

Metatherian mammals--the extinct relatives of living marsupials ("mammals with pouches", such as opossums) thrived in the shadow of the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous period. The new study, by an international team of experts on mammal evolution and mass extinctions, shows that these once-abundant mammals nearly followed the dinosaurs into oblivion.

When a 10-km-wide asteroid struck what is now

Letter to the Editor: Response To Story About Bob Geyer

on December 19, 2014 - 7:59am
By J. MONTOYA
Los Alamos
 
Editor's note - The author of this letter is a woman and is not to be confused with Assistant Wrestling Coach Jude Montoya.
 
After reading the story about the complaints that had been filed against Los Alamos High School Head Wrestling Coach Bob Geyer and then reading the letter to the editor regarding those complaints; it is obvious that those who read the story were mislead into thinking that the complaints about Coach Geyer were only about him yelling at the wrestlers ... that couldn't be further from the truth.
 
I want to clarify that the complaints

Pet of the Week: Koko The Cat

on December 19, 2014 - 7:57am

Koko the cat. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

Koko is a newly surrendered, declawed, spayed, female DSH white cat with lovely tabby markings and a demure pink nose.

She’s about 10 years old, and was with the same owner for the entire time. She’s good with adults and older, gentle kids, but no little kids. We don’t know how she is with dogs and other cats.

She’s very affectionate, but meows loudly when she’s unhappy. A real charmer, she definitely needs an indoor home with a family – not a barn cat.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of

Dr. Tom Csanadi Brings Reach Out and Read Program To Los Alamos Pre-schoolers

on December 18, 2014 - 5:10pm
Astrid Hengartner reads to Steven Yeamans as part of the Reach Out and Read program. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Dr. Tom  Csanadi (in back) and teen reader volunteers, from left, Astrid Hengartner, Jessica Allen. Alex Csanadi, Rachel Reynolds and Aletta Marciano. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos pediatrician Dr. Tom Csanadi, affectionately known as Dr. Tom, is the first pediatric medical provider in New Mexico certified to incorporate the Reach Out and Read program into his private practice.

Reach Out and Read builds

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 11 To Dec. 17, 2014

on December 18, 2014 - 4:58pm

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.

Dec. 11 at 9:27 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted on Sioux Street.

KENNETH HAGEDORN

Dec. 11 at 10:07 p.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Hagedorn, 33, of Los Alamos at 1200 Sioux St., and charged him with aggravated assault.

Dec. 12 at 12:06 p.m. / A 59-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property.

School Board Candidate Pulls Out Of Race

on December 18, 2014 - 4:38pm

Update: Los Alamos School Board candidate Naishing Key just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she was glad to see people active in running for school board this time around because in the past there have been times when that wasn't the case. "After seeing there are good candidates and weighing my situation, I decided to withdraw," Key said.

ELECTION News:

Los Alamos School Board candidate Naishing Key filed filed a declaration of Withdrawel of Candidacy this afternoon in the County Clerk's Office.

Key had filed her candidacy for District 4 Tuesday and told the Los Alamos Daily Post

Plateau Property Management Cuts Ribbon At Grand Opening And Unveils New Apartment Names

on December 18, 2014 - 3:26pm

During Wednesday's grand opening event, Property Manager Mike Lippiatt congratulates contest naming winner Valerie DeWulf who suggested Ponderosa Pines as the new name for the former Los Cerros Apartment Complex. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

The new sign for Ponderosa Pines Apartment Complex is revealed during Wednesday's event. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

Plateau Property Management and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting event Wednesday for the newly named Ponderosa Pines Apartment Complex and The Cottonwoods at Gold

Los Alamos Medical Center Earns Patient Safety Award

on December 18, 2014 - 2:01pm
LAMC Patient Safety Award. Courtesy photo
 
LAMS News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) was recently recognized by the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Partnership for Patients campaign.

The HEN campaign project was designed to help identify solutions to reduce hospital acquired conditions and readmissions, and then provide those solutions to hospitals and other health care providers. LAMC received the award for meeting and improving all patient safety goals and core measures across the entire hospital system.

“We improved by 89 percent over the past three year period, moving from the

Letter to the Editor: Thanks For Making Annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa Successful

on December 18, 2014 - 1:58pm
By ANN HAYES
Breakfast With Santa Chairperson

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful.

Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event.

To the hundreds of attendees who came to see Santa and donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program, thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.

And lastly, without the help of the Key Club, Builders Club and Kiwanians who work tirelessly throughout the morning, we would

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Deadline For LAESF Scholarship Applications Jan. 20

on December 18, 2014 - 1:55pm

LANL FOUNDATION News:

The deadline to apply for 2015 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) awards is Jan 20.

The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students who are residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties seeking four-year degrees in fields that serve the region.

Scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $1,000 recognize academic performance, leadership potential, extracurricular activities, community service, critical thinking skills and career goals relevant to local community needs.

Fitness Column: Safe Snow Shoveling

on December 18, 2014 - 1:53pm
Safe Snow Shoveling
By KENT PEGG

It happens every year at this time. People injure themselves while shoveling snow.

The most common injuries while shoveling snow are back and shoulder injuries. While these injuries are most often moderate injuries that can be resolved, the best way to treat the injury is to prevent it in the first place.

Shoveling snow places a large amount of stress on the lower back because of the forward flexion position most of us assume while shoveling. For your safety, avoid a forward lean when you shovel and maintain the natural curve in your spine.

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