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Letter To The Editor: Room For Rent Ad Draws Scam

on May 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
By PAUL MARTINEZ
Los Alamos

Just thought you and your readers might want to know about an incident (scam) I recently dealt with. I had advertised a room for rent on Craigslist thinking that I could rent an extra bedroom out to a LANL summer intern. 

I immediately got a response from a young woman wanting to lease the room. Her name was Margaret and informed me that she would send a deposit and extra money that was to be paid to someone for delivering a car to Los Alamos for her. She was currently in Alaska and would be arriving in Los Alamos in June to attend graduate school.

On Friday,

Memorial Day At Santa Fe National Cemetery

on May 25, 2015 - 12:39pm

With every grave marked by an American flag and visits by many friends and loved ones, Santa Fe National Cemetery celebrated another Memorial Day this morning. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

According to a history included in this morning's Memorial Day ceremonies, the Santa Fe National Cemetery has grown from 1/3 acre at the close of the Civil War when it was established to bury the remains of Union soldiers who died within the territory of New Mexico. Today, the Santa Fe National Cemetery is comprised of approximately 78 developed acres with more than 50,000 burials.

Crew Hangs Flower Baskets Along Central Avenue

on May 25, 2015 - 12:25pm

Workers are busy May 15 hanging flower baskets on light poles along Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

National History Day Club Hosts Bake Sale Tuesday

on May 25, 2015 - 12:02pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School National History Day Club is hosting a bake sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Los Alamos National Bank.

NHD or National History Day is an educational club at the highschool designed to promote the study of history. Students create project based on a theme, this years theme was Leadership and Legacy, and then compete with the projects at regional, state, and national levels.

LAHS NHD students, Kaylen Pocaterra, Kim Pestovich, Daniel Wang, Miriam Wallstrom, Katie Delgado, Nate Delgado and Kathryn McClenahan all placed at the State Competition in

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VIDEO: Heinrich, Udall's Northern NM Wilderness Bill Gains Momentum In Committee Hearing

on May 25, 2015 - 11:41am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  A bill introduced by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M. to establish two wilderness areas, the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness and Rio San Antonio Wilderness, within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos, received a positive hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.
 
In his opening statement, Heinrich, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said that the bill "helps further the community‘s vision for

Mike Johnson Selected As New LAMS Principal

on May 25, 2015 - 11:16am

Mike Johnson

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus announced this morning that Mike Johnson has been selected as the incoming principal of Los Alamos Middle School. 

Johnson comes with a wealth of experience including more than nine years of administration at the secondary level. His latest achievement is the establishment and implementation of the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy. This program is creating new and innovative opportunities for our students.  

Johnson said he is looking forward to his new leadership opportunity at LAMS.

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Large Solar Power Dedication In Springer Tuesday

on May 25, 2015 - 10:47am

USDA News:
  • USDA Rural Development Funds Seven Acre Project

ALBUQUERQUE – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today that 3rd District Rep. Ben Ray Luján will join him and the management of the Springer Electric Cooperative to celebrate the completion of construction of a $14 million solar power project.

The event is 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Springer Electric Cooperative Sub-Station one mile north of exit 441 on the I-25 east frontage road.

Funding for the project, provided by USDA Rural Development, also includes the expansion and upgrade of 74 miles of electric line

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Officials Share Memorial Day Tributes

on May 25, 2015 - 9:43am

Today marks Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. Courtesy photo

MEMORIAL DAY News:

President Barack Obama:

This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan. 

On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our

New Options For Plutonium Pit Production At LANL

on May 24, 2015 - 12:49pm

Pit Production would continue at PF-4, according to new report by the Congressional Research Service. Courtesy/LANL

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Would relocating Royal Crest help solve safety problem?

The Royal Crest trailer park may have a role to play in fulfilling a Congressional mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory to resume production of plutonium pits, the imploding, hollow cores that detonate thermonuclear weapons.

A report by the Congressional Research Service that became available this week proposes several options to solve manufacturing, safety and delivery

Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance At Guaje Pines Cemetery 11 A.M. Monday

on May 24, 2015 - 12:42pm

Courtesy/VFW

COMMUNITY News:

This year’s Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance is 11 a.m., Monday at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The event is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local organizations, and the general public is invited to attend. The local theme is “Where the Fallen Rest.”

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding To Support Health-Tech Expansion at Arrowhead Park

on May 24, 2015 - 12:07pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park.

The funding will help New Mexico State University expand activities at the multi-disciplinary Arrowhead Park to better support the creation of startup companies focused on improving health care for New Mexicans and diversify New Mexico’s economy. 

"Arrowhead Park is

Thrift Store Clearance Sale Wednesday

on May 24, 2015 - 11:56am

COMMUNITY News:

Shop on the Corner, the thrift store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will hold a Spring Clearance Sale Wednesday, May 27. 

Customers may fill a thrift store shopping basket for $5. Clerks will also accept “best offers” for goods. The entire contents of the Shop, including children’s and adult’s clothing and accessories, shoes, books, housewares, crafts, games and toys, will be on sale. Included are a number of prom and formal dresses, men’s suits, coats, and the specially-priced clothing racks.

Hours are 8:45-11:45 a.m.

Los Alamos Community Blood Drive May 27-29

on May 24, 2015 - 11:47am
COMMUNITY News:
 
There will be a three day Los Alamos Community Blood Drive this week at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Dr. 
 
Blood Drive Days & Times:
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 1-7 p.m.
  • Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Complete your online health history the same day you donate by visiting www.UnitedBloodServices.org on home page.
 
Volunteers for this event are provided by LAVA. The LAMC Hospital Auxiliary will provide egg salad made by Lorraine Thorn, ham or turkey sandwiches and chips.
 
Please give so others can live!
 
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Cone Zone: Week Of May 25

on May 24, 2015 - 11:46am

County News:

Road Construction Update: Week of May 25

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot will remain closed for reconstruction, utility work and road reconstruction until

LANB Appoints Rodney Pittman As CAO

on May 24, 2015 - 11:23am

Rodney “Rod” Pittman

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank has announced the appointment of Rodney “Rod” Pittman as Chief Administrative Officer effective immediately.

In this role, Pittman will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that LANB has proper administrative and reporting procedures, communications, talent, and infrastructure in place to grow the organization and ensure outstanding operating efficiency.

“Rod has extensive financial management expertise that will be instrumental in maintaining and expanding LANB’s position as one of the largest community

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Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on May 24, 2015 - 11:10am

This Week's Featured Home

 

 
1990 Manzanita $599,000.00
Listed by James Chrobocinski
 
More information on this home
 
 
 

Pastor Granillo: Holy Tongues

on May 24, 2015 - 11:09am
By Pastor RAUL GRANILLO
Los Alamos

It is ironic that in our world, while just about anyone can send information from one side of the planet to the other at the speed of light, we still so desperately lack in actual communication.

We may technically speak the same language, but we interpret things so differently that the intended message is often lost in translation. This is a tragedy that can be seen in every aspect of society; from our governments to our own households, even within the Church.

When we hear about “Pentecost” today, the reference is usually to the first Pentecost after

Los Alamos Daily Post: 2015 SUMMER GUIDE

on May 24, 2015 - 10:52am

SUMMER GUIDE

Welcome to summer in Los Alamos!

The Los Alamos Daily Post is pleased to share our 2015 SUMMER GUIDE created for tourists and locals alike. The SUMMER GUIDE is filled with photos and links to sites and activities throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Available on the Los Alamos Daily Post website through September, the SUMMER GUIDE will be updated as new activities are announced, so check back often as the summer unfolds.

Scan the QR Code located on posters displayed on the counters at the Los Alamos and

Brain Cancer Survivor BethAnn Telford Carries Hope With Her In Today's Jemez Mountain Trail Races

on May 23, 2015 - 11:51am
From left, marathon runners Michelle Hall, BethAnn Telford and Sarah Domnarski visit the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters Friday to talk about the need to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. The trio is running in today’s Jemez Mountain Trail Races. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Like hundreds of other competitors in today’s 10th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Races, BethAnn Telford got up this morning, put on her running shoes and hit the trail with a couple close friends. But there’s something special about Telford.

Governor Visits Aspen Elementary School Friday To Announce Her Annual Summer Reading Challenge

on May 23, 2015 - 11:24am

Gov. Susana Martinez visits Aspen Elementary School Friday to announce her Summer Reading Challenge for 2015. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Second grade students at Aspen Elementary react to the different prizes available for participants of the Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Gov. Martinez recognizes Rainy Ferrel, 2nd grader at Aspen Elementary, as a winner of last year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Gov.

Udall Opposes Extension Of NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records

on May 23, 2015 - 10:35am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early this morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined a majority of senators in opposing an extension of the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, a Patriot Act program declared illegal earlier this month in a unanimous decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The program is set to expire June 1. The Senate took two procedural votes on two bills, which both failed to get the 60 votes required to overcome a filibuster and resulted in deadlock.

Local Western Tanagers Dine On Suet

on May 23, 2015 - 9:57am
Female Western Tanagers dine on suet recently in a yard on Zuni Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Joel Williams
 
Female and male Western Tanagers gather recently for a meal on Zuni Street. Photo by Joel Williams
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County Councilors Host Farmers' Market Booth May 28

on May 23, 2015 - 9:49am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth at the Farmers’ Market Thursday, May 28. They’ll be visiting with citizens 9-11 a.m. about current projects, issues and other topics.

The weekly Farmers’ Market is located downtown in the library overflow parking lot just north of Ashley Pond Park. 

Pet Of The Week: Egypt The Dog

on May 23, 2015 - 9:44am
Egypt the dog. Courtesy/FOS
 
SHELTER News:
 
Egypt is a spayed female Lab/hound/shepherd mix who is 18 months old. She is a little bit shy but has been very sweet at the shelter.
 
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and have up-to-date on vaccinations.

For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit www.lafos.org.

Shelter hours

Unique Places LLC Forms GIS And Design Group

on May 23, 2015 - 9:43am
BUSINESS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Unique Places LLC, based in New Mexico and North Carolina, recently formed a wholly owned subsidiary in New Mexico named Unique Places GIS & Design. 
 
The new GIS and design group will provide highly specialized GIS consulting, custom map production and other design services to better serve existing and potential clients from across the country. The new group will primarily focus on GIS services related to natural resource issues, but will also service other client segments including human and community services, transportation and business logistics.
 
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