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Fat Tuesday Around The World

on February 4, 2016 - 11:39am

FUMC News:

The Ark Preschool will hold a fundraising event, Fat Tuesday Around the World, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 715 Diamond Dr., in Los Alamos.

A sit down, four-course meal consisting of Prime Rib & Salmon will be served. Vegetarian option for a delicious cheese based soup will also be offered. Donations are  greatly appreciated as this is a fundraising event. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. Public childcare is NOT provided for this event. Cash and checks are the only payment options available.    

IHM Alpha Class Begins Wednesday Feb. 17

on February 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Letter To The Editor: Current Council Should Reconsider Previous Request For Roundabout At Central

on February 4, 2016 - 10:54am
Los Alamos
I second Tony Amsden's call ( ) for the County and State DOT to have a signal installed at Central-Trinity-N.M. 502 now that NMDOT has delayed its construction until 2017.
A traffic signal was NMDOT's choice over a roundabout when they first addressed the roadway over a decade ago. NMDOT acquiesced to LAC when council chair Rogers and vice-chair Izraelevitz visited them 3-years ago in SF to convey council's wishes for a roundabout. 

A traffic signal is consistent with all of the other controls on NM502. It allows "timing" and lane

Ahead of Super Bowl 50, Udall And Others Lead Bill To Protect Young Athletes From Concussions

on February 4, 2016 - 10:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
From Sen. Tom Udall's Office:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting young athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
The Youth Sports Concussion Act would help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment, including football helmets, are based on the latest science and curb false advertising claims made by manufacturers to

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church Announces Fundraiser Results

on February 4, 2016 - 10:32am

Daily Postcard: Domenica Sunrise

on February 4, 2016 - 10:15am

Daily Postcard: A Sunday sunrise with crepuscular rays shines from Los Alamos. Photo by Doug Reilly

Lecture: 'Hydrogen – The Silver Bullet' Saturday

on February 4, 2016 - 10:08am
Roy M. Moore
The public is invited to attend a lecture on hydrogen energy, with speaker Roy M. Moore, 2-3:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in the three upstairs meeting rooms of the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.
Moore will discuss the basics on how hyrdrogen energy works; how many forms of energy can be converted into hydrogen; as well as the political and environmental implications of the necessity for hydrogen energy to be implemented world-wide.
The public is welcome to film or photograph this event.

House Unanimously Passes HM3 Supporting Naming Of Submarine The USS Los Alamos

on February 4, 2016 - 9:55am
HB3, sponsored by Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard passes the House of Representatives Thursday in an enthusiastic 67-0 vote. Photo by Rick Carver


Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard introduced House Memorial 3 supporting the naming of a United States Naval submarine the USS Los Alamos.

House members voted 67-0 Thursday to support HB3.

“The comments were enthusiastically supportive and encouraging,” said Jim Nesmith of Los Alamos who has been promoting the measure for more than a year. “Being able to stand next to Rep.

Heinrich Supports Emergency Funding Bill To Address Opioid And Heroin Abuse Epidemic

on February 4, 2016 - 9:16am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is supporting emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in New Mexico and across the country.
The bill S.2423, introduced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, would provide supplemental appropriations totaling $600 million for drug prevention and treatment programs.
"Prescription drug and heroin addiction is a public health crisis that's taken a devastating toll on families and

NMAA Announces 'Compete With Class' Honoree

on February 4, 2016 - 9:15am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce that the Lovington High School Volleyball Team has been recognized as the Compete with Class award recipient for the month of January 2016.
Jal’s head coach for girls’ basketball and softball, Jimmy Samaniego, nominated the Falcons. He sent the following nomination to the NMAA – “I wanted to share with the NMAA what the Loving volleyball team did at our home game in late January. They presented my wife with a check for $1,000 for breast cancer awareness.

From Earth To The Universe Returns To Planetarium

on February 4, 2016 - 9:12am

A still from ESO's planetarium show - From Earth to the Universe - showing the Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293. Courtesy/T. Matsopoulos, ESO

PEEC News:

Enjoy stunning imagery from space as part of a full-dome feature film, From Earth to the Universe, playing in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7.

This full-dome feature film takes passengers on a voyage through space and time. Along the way, adventurers will visit birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and explore beyond the Milky Way.

Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the Los

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Holds Ward; Pre-Primary Convention Feb. 22 At UNM-LA

on February 4, 2016 - 9:05am

DPLA News:

Notice is hereby given by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County that there will be a combined Ward and County Pre-Primary Convention at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 (Wallace Hall), 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos County Democrats will meet to elect 15 Delegates to the State Pre-Primary Convention. Delegates will attend the State Convention in Albuquerque Saturday, March 12. 

Challenges to ward elections must be presented to the credentials committee when it meets immediately after the ward meetings.

For further information, contact

Bandelier Turns 100; Friends Of Bandelier Funding Drive Kicks Off With Goal Of $100,000

on February 4, 2016 - 8:51am

The Bandelier Youth Preservation Program worked on preserving the walls at Tyounyi Pueblo in the summer of 2015. Courtesy/BNM


Bandelier National Monument shares an important birthday with the National Park Service this year – both are turning 100.

The 100th anniversary of the establishment of Bandelier takesplace Feb. 11 this year.

Local Entrepreneurship Student Celebrates Five Months In Business In Downtown Los Alamos

on February 4, 2016 - 8:09am
Atomic City Quilts owner Shelly Kuropatwinski in her shop at 247 Central Ave., Suite C. Courtesy photo
By Mandy Marksteiner
Shelly Kuropatwinski, owner of Atomic City Quilts, has been a business owner for five months. Her life as an entrepreneur began a year ago, when she took Nik Seet’s Intro to Entrepreneurship course at UNM-LA.
For the past several years, she has been dreaming of opening a quilt shop in Los Alamos; however, she never went for it because she had a job, a husband, four active kids, and felt like she needed to provide a reliable income for the family.
“When I started the

Nambé Falls Casino Grand Opening Saturday

on February 4, 2016 - 7:48am


Nambé Falls Casino will hold its grand opening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday will open the event with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, followed by a full day of family-friendly entertainment, complimentary food, giveaways, music and more. 

“We are so excited to celebrate the opening of this beautiful and unique property with our local customers,” General Manager Pamela S. Gallegos said. “We’ve seen a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and received wonderful feedback during our first two weeks of business.

Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Would-Be GOP Secretary Of State Candidate

on February 4, 2016 - 7:45am
DPNM News:
The Democratic Party of New Mexico, filed an ethics complaint Monday with the Secretary of State’s Office in response to Rep. Nora Espinoza’s publicly using her legislative website – an official government resource – to promote her potential candidacy for the very office that oversees and enforces campaign ethics rules.
“It is more important than ever that New Mexicans have candidates whom they can trust,” DPNM Chair Debra Haaland said.

GOP Women Meet Noon Thursday Feb. 11

on February 4, 2016 - 7:35am


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 11. 

The meeting is at 1001 Oppenheimer Dr., behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center, downstairs in the Patio Room.

For further information, contact Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.

Los Alamos Police Blotter Jan. 28 To Feb. 3, 2016

on February 3, 2016 - 7:48pm

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. 28 at 12:55 p.m. / Police arrested Jerome Montoya, 28, of Los Alamos on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.





Jan. 28 at 1:58 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary Keller, 27, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with embezzling a vehicle.





Jan. 28 at 11:55 p.m.

Art On Tap 'Work In Progress' At UnQuarked Feb. 4

on February 3, 2016 - 5:39pm
LACD News:
The next Art on Tap is “Work in Progress” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
Bring a piece of art and share the creativity progress with others. Everyone is welcome even if not working on an art piece.
Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome!

Info Sessions On Medical Degrees At UNM-LA Feb. 4

on February 3, 2016 - 5:33pm

Udall Bill To Childproof E-Cigarettes Signed Into Law

on February 3, 2016 - 9:28am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON D.C.  Friday Jan. 29, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed news that a bill he championed to improve e-cigarette safety has been signed into law by the president.
The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 requires manufacturers to put childproof caps on the small bottles of liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. The number of e-cigarette users — especially young users — has soared in recent years, and this is the first piece of national legislation to help regulate the impact on public health.
According to the New Mexico Poison and Drug

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across State Throughout February

on February 3, 2016 - 9:27am
STATEWIDE — State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February 2016.
Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Becoming A Love And Logic Parent Series Offered By Family Strengths Network

on February 3, 2016 - 9:25am
FSN News:
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent is an evidence-based course that is designed to help parents at all stages of parenting. Family Strengths Network has scheduled three Love and Logic classes so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
Parents of young children will benefit from the early childhood class by learning how to respond to temper tantrums and set boundaries. Time is built into class to meet other parents and learn what has worked and hasn’t worked for them.
The class for parents of school-age children will help parents raise children who are self-confident, motivated,

Lujan Grisham On Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

on February 3, 2016 - 9:06am
By U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, cousins, or aunts shouldn’t have to wait any longer for equal pay.
Wage discrimination based on gender has been a priority of mine in Congress since the moment I took office, because we have a responsibility to ensure economic security for millions of women in this country. But I am frustrated that we still haven't done enough to make sure women in this country have equal pay for equal work.
Today marks the seventh year anniversary of The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, an incredible step forward that empowered women to fight

IRS Issues Nine Out of 10 Refunds In Less Than 21 Days

on February 3, 2016 - 9:03am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently reminded taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s my Refund?” ( tool at or via the IRS2Go phone app.
"As February approaches, more and more taxpayers want to know when they can expect their refunds," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. "There aren't any secret tricks to checking on the status of a refund. Using is the best way for taxpayers to get the latest information."
Many taxpayers