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BLM Seeks Public Input In Planning Process For Bears Ears National Monument

on January 16, 2018 - 5:34am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9681 modifying the boundary of the Bears Ears National Monument to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of important objects of historic and scientific interest.
 
This action is part of a larger effort by President Trump and the Department of the Interior to ensure that the broad powers granted to the President under the Antiquities Act are not used as a tool to unnecessarily restrict access to public land on a large scale. 
 
The Bureau of Land Management Utah State

Daily Postcard: View Of Black Mesa From Otowi Peak

on January 16, 2018 - 5:11am

View of Black Mesa and San Ildefonso from Otowi Peak. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Los Alamos Teen Dies In Crash In Colorado

on January 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

Patrick Beauparlant

Colorado State Police News:

Patrick Beauparlant, 19, of Los Alamos died this morning in a single vehicle crash in Pueblo, Colo.

According to a news release from Colorado State Police, Beauparlant was a passenger in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven northbound on I-25 by a 19-year-old woman at around 8:30 a.m., when the driver attempted to pass a pickup and lost control due to snowy road conditions.

The Jeep crashed into a guardrail and rolled over several times down a rocky embankment before coming to a stop in a dry creek bed. Beauparlant died at the scene.

Upcoming Events At Pajarito Mountain

on January 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here. Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
  • Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series. Enjoy live music 3-5 p.m. from Smooth Santana Tribute Band and local craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op starting at noon.
  • Feb.

Obituary: Patricia Mary Pappas May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

on January 15, 2018 - 6:19pm

PATRICIA MARY PAPPAS May 17, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Mary Pappas (nee Doyle) of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 86 after battling dementia for several years. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Mary Beth Pappas; her son, Glen Pappas; her brother, John Doyle; and grandson, Brandon Pappas. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pappas; her parents, Patrick and Mary Doyle; her sisters, Pegge and Kathy Doyle; and her grandson, Ryan Pappas.

Patricia was born to parents Patrick and Mary Doyle on May 17, 1931 in New York, NY.

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Webber: Honoring Teachings Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

on January 15, 2018 - 11:48am
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy/Alan Webber
 
By ALAN WEBBER
Santa Fe Mayoral Candidate

In 1963 when I was 15 years old, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to preach at my family’s synagogue, Temple Israel in St. Louis, Missouri. (See the story here.) There were 3,000 people there that day. But I can remember exactly where I sat and what Dr. King talked about in his sermon. He talked about the love that connects and unites people of all faiths, all races, all cultures, and all creeds. Just to be in the presence of a man of Dr.

Coalition Honors Departing Mayors

on January 15, 2018 - 11:26am

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members and staff honored Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero at the conclusion of their last meeting Friday as board members.

John McHale Receives Spirit Of The West Award

on January 15, 2018 - 11:24am

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer John McHale receives the Spirit of the West Award at the Community Assets Awards Gala Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer John McHale received the Spirit of the West Award Saturday evening at the Community Assets Awards annual gala at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Thirty eight other people also were recognized for working to make Los Alamos or the state a little better through their efforts.

The Spirit of the

UC Rep Faces Tough Questions From Coalition Chair

on January 15, 2018 - 11:23am

UC Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil speaks to RCLC Board members Friday at Okway Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

University of California Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil told Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board members during its meeting Friday at Ohkay Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel that circumstances on the ground are much better at Los Alamos National Laboratory since the incident in 2014 that caused the closure of the Waste Isolation

Study Names Los Alamos County A Top Place To Get Mortgages In New Mexico

on January 15, 2018 - 11:01am
SMART ASSEST News:
 
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its fourth annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage.
 
The study determines top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, in addition to mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs and property taxes. According to the study’s Best Mortgage Markets Index, Los Alamos County ranks among the top locations in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below to see how Los Alamos County compares to the other leaders in New Mexico:
 
Rank
County
Loan Funding Rate
5 Year Borrowing

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Melissa Goldman

on January 15, 2018 - 10:59am

Spencer: Dems Have To Learn To Win Elections Again

on January 15, 2018 - 8:24am
By KHAL SPENCER
Los Alamos

Upon reading former Sen. Jeff Bingaman's recent endorsement of Damon Martinez for Congress as published in the Los Alamos Daily Post, my first question was "Huh? What district?". Since I doubted Jeff would be blind siding our incumbent, I checked to see where Mr. Martinez is running and indeed, it is in District 1, Albuquerque. Ok, so not a big issue for those of us out in the Provinces. Except for dealing with those trying to mine District 3 wallets for the District 1 race.

But on a more serious note, I was disappointed that the best that our former Senator could

NIST: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Registration Underway

on January 15, 2018 - 8:11am
Courtesy photo
 
NIST News:
 
Undergraduate students interested in gaining hands-on research experience at NIST are invited to learn more about NIST, the opportunities at NIST’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, and the SURF application process.
 
The webinar is intended for both university students and staff and will occur at 1:30 p.m. ET, Jan. 17. 
 
The SURF application deadline is Feb. 12. 
 

McQuiston: Proactive Steps To Simplify Property Claims

on January 15, 2018 - 8:02am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
No one likes to experience home damage – it can be traumatic and costly, and it can even disrupt your entire life. But, when you do, isn’t it nice to know you have home insurance to help with the covered expenses and repairs.
 
Now, when it comes to taking advantage of your insurance benefits and filing a home insurance claim, are there certain things you can do to help things go more smoothly? There certainly are. Here are my five suggested dos and don’ts for filing a homeowners insurance claim:
 
Do call your insurance agent or insurance carrier

Houle Sentenced Following Complicated Hearing

on January 15, 2018 - 8:01am

Allan Houle is taken into custody Dec.11 for transportation to the Los Alamos Detention Center following sentencing in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sentencing for Allan Houle under a plea agreement was finally held Jan. 11 before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer in Santa Fe after two previous postponements due to the judge’s concerns about inconsistencies in plea agreements.

Judge Marlowe Sommer reviewed a plea agreement for Houle Sept.

Luján And Schakowsky Push Data Analytics Company For Answers Following Significant Data Breach

on January 15, 2018 - 8:00am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) last week sent a letter to the computer software and data analytics company Alteryx after it was disclosed in December that the company failed to properly secure sensitive consumer data and accidentally exposed personal information affecting 123 million American households.
 
The data breach by Alteryx comes after a series of high profile data breaches including the disclosure of consumer data by the credit reporting agency Equifax and the ride-share

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On San Ildefonso

on January 15, 2018 - 7:20am

Daily Postcard: Mule deer spotted nibbling grass Saturday near the soccer fields on San Ildefonso Road. The mule deer gets its name from its overly large ears. Photo by Thomas Swertfeger

Los Alamos Residents Chris Luchini And Helen Milenski Tapped To Lead Libertarian Party Of New Mexico

on January 14, 2018 - 8:09am
Libertarian Party of New Mexico Chair Chris Luchini and Vice Chair Helen Milenski visit the Los Alamos Daily Post Saturday to talk about their new leadership positions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Earlier this week, Los Alamos residents Chris Luchini and Helen Milenski became the new leaders of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico.

Luchini assumed the position of chair Monday following the resignation of Elizabeth Hanes.

Classical Music World: It’s A Strad!

on January 14, 2018 - 6:26am
István Várdai and his Stradivarius cello. Courtesy/LACA

Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director

Every so often, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents an instrument that has more name recognition than the musician playing it.

István Várdai, who is scheduled to perform here Jan. 21, is not a household name in this country (he’s Hungarian and a big deal there) but his cello is named for three famous people. 

The first famous name is Antonio Stradivari who is so universally known as a maker of fine string instruments that just saying “It’s a Strad” is enough to convey that

Scenes From Hike Above Rendija Canyon

on January 14, 2018 - 6:24am

Scene from a recent hike above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Hiking above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Council Meeting Focusing On Strategic Plan Jan. 23

on January 14, 2018 - 6:22am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council has set an agenda item for its upcoming Council session Tuesday, Jan. 23 to discuss an update to its Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The strategic plan was first adopted in 2011 and goals are reviewed and updated annually by the Council to provide direction to the staff, who then develop Management Action Plans (MAPs) to achieve the goals.

The vision statement adopted by the Council six years ago is:

Los Alamos is a world-renowned community where discovery and innovation are inspired by its dramatic history

Sig Hecker Appears On 60 Minutes Tonight

on January 14, 2018 - 6:22am

Former LANL Director Dr. Sig Hecker

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Sig Hecker is scheduled to appear in an interview on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m., ET/PT today, Jan. 14.

Hecker has visited North Korea seven times and will discuss his perception of the county's nuclear program.

Fr. Glenn: Missing Class

on January 14, 2018 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

This week’s uproar over the president’s reputed profanity (which he denies) in a private meeting simply highlights what seems to be an increasingly rapid downward spiral in societal propriety, courtesy and … well, just plain ol’ class.

Whether the president did say what is reputed, he would not be the first politician to use such crude language, and—sad to say—will likely not be the last.  Obama, Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Cheney, Biden … all have had vulgar comments recorded, and doubtless the list could go on.

Pearce: As Sovereign Entities, Tribes Must Be Respected

on January 14, 2018 - 6:20am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010, which included the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017 and legislation to allow the Pueblo of Santa Clara and the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo to lease all of their lands:
 
“When the National Labor Relations Board reversed their longstanding status of recognizing the sovereignty of tribal governments, they did so without warning and

Kathy Schoonover Retires From Sage Health

on January 14, 2018 - 6:19am

Sage Health practitioners celebrate the retirement of Kathy Schoonover with dinner at the Blue Window. From left, Leslie Pfaff, Dennis Schoonover, Kathy Schoonover, Nancy Savoia, Sandra West, Shawn West and Aimee Price say, ‘We appreciate your service and wish you the best on your future adventures.’ Sage Health offers chiropractic, acupuncture, posture therapy and massage services at 2610 Trinity Dr., Suite 14. Courtesy photo

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