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Udall, Heinrich: We Must Do More To Provide Debt Relief And Support to Students, Veterans Suffering From Impacts Of ITT Tech Closure

on September 24, 2016 - 3:27pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter commending the U.S. Department of Education for its decision to stop additional federal student aid from flowing to ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT Tech).
Following these restrictions and serious concerns echoed by law enforcement agencies and ITT Tech's accreditor with regard to the company's "deceptive practices, dubious educational quality, and financial integrity," ITT Tech announced that it would halt operations and shutdown all of its campuses on September 6, 2016.

Stephanie Lopez Released From Prison

on September 24, 2016 - 3:24pm
Convicted criminals in the Baby Brianna torture, rape and murder case are Andrew Walters, Steven Lopez and Stephanie Lopez. Courtesy/NMCD
NMCD News:
GRANTS — Stephanie Lopez was released from the New Mexico Corrections Department this week after serving nearly 13 years in prison. Lopez was convicted
of child abuse resulting in death in 2003.
“This case sent shockwaves through the entire community.

LA Piecemakers Quilt Market Underway Until 4 p.m.!

on September 24, 2016 - 1:47pm

The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market is underway until 4 p.m. today at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market features handmade quilts of all types including wall hangings, table runners and bed quilts as well as holiday decorations and gifts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

FSN's Lucky Ducky Carnival Is Underway Until 2 p.m.!

on September 24, 2016 - 12:48pm

Community members race rubber ducks down the track at the Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. today at FSN, 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the younger set gather for some fun at today's 2nd annual Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. at FSN.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/

FSN News:

The Second Annual Lucky Ducky Carnival is underway until 2 p.m. today at Family Strengths Network (FSN), 3540 Orange St.

The main event is the rubber duck races. For $5 per duck, racers will urge their ducks down a rain gutter with cups of water.

Heart Council Health Fair Underway Until Noon!

on September 24, 2016 - 11:20am

From left, Los Alamos Heart Council President Phil Gursky, County Councilor Pete Sheehey and his wife Naishing Key at the 2016 Los Alamos County Health Fair underway this morning until noon at Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from today's 2016 Los Alamos County Health Fair at Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

‘The Moving Wall’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visits New Mexico Oct. 20-14

on September 24, 2016 - 9:33am

The half-size replica of the National Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display Oct. 20-24 in Moriarty. Courtesy photo


  • Half-Size Replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Stop in Moriarty

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has announced that the public is invited to visit The Moving Wall as it makes a four-day stop Oct. 20-24 in Moriarty at Civic Park just south of the city’s municipal offices at 202 Broadway. There will be a special Welcome Ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 21.

The Moving Wall is a traveling half-sized replica of the National Vietnam

Letter To The Editor: Wonderful To See Good Things Happen To Good People

on September 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Los Alamos

Nothing in life is better than seeing good things happen to good people, so I was delighted to see Katy Korkos’ smiling face as she received the keys to her new home (Sept. 22 edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post).

Katy is already a community treasure. Katherine’s Restaurant was one of those, “Can this be Los Alamos?” moments. Her quilts, which are works of art not just stitching, have brought us all pleasure and now she shares her creative talents at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

I live in Pinon Trails and enthusiastically welcome Katy as my

New Mexico AG's Office Participates In Out Of The Darkness Walk Promoting Suicide Awareness

on September 24, 2016 - 9:02am

Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walks are taking place in communities across the country in honor of suicide awareness month. Courtesy image

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE -- The Albuquerque Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting is annual Out of the Darkness suicide awareness walk in honor of suicide awareness month.

This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his office will participate in the walk in Albuquerque.

Daily Postcard: Photographer Captures Morning Mist

on September 24, 2016 - 8:38am

Daily Postcard: A photographer is spotted capturing the mist this morning at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Ben Bouman

County Council Notice Of Possible Quorum

on September 24, 2016 - 8:29am


Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend a data presentation at the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency (NM-YRRS) Roadshow, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum of the council may be present, however no council action will be taken.

The NM-YRRS is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The NM-YRRS is part of the national CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), but the survey results have

Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter To Visit LANL

on September 24, 2016 - 8:11am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter

DOD News:

Secretary of Defense the Honorable Ash Carter is visiting Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico Sept. 27-28 to discuss the nuclear enterprise and thank personnel for their work to ensure the readiness of the nuclear force.

During his visit to New Mexico, Carter also will tour facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to thank scientists and engineers at these facilities for their ongoing work involving the development, assessment and security of the nuclear triad.

Meet Top County Attorney Candidates Oct. 6

on September 24, 2016 - 7:57am


Members of the public are invited to meet the top candidates vying for the position of Los Alamos County Attorney at a reception hosted by the County Council at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Community Room at the Golf Course. Refreshments will be served.

Becky Ehler recently retired as the County Attorney. The position is appointed by the Council.

Dances Of India Presents Beauty And The Beast

on September 24, 2016 - 7:33am
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The community is invited to this year's production of Beauty and the Beast presented by Dances of India, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.
Admission is free but donations in all forms (cash, check) are much appreciated (suggested $10 per head, $5 for children 10 and under). There also will be an Indian bazaar held during intermission.
This year's proceeds go to one international and one local entity:
  • The YMCA Mumbai street children program that offers shelter and food for street children of Mumbai.

Smart Design With Suzette: Designing With Pets In Mind

on September 24, 2016 - 7:17am

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Los Alamos

All this while, I’ve been writing and posting about how to make your home beautiful and make it a more beautiful place for YOU to live in. Have you ever thought about your pets?

Pets — they’re our pals, our TV-watching sofa buddies and our motivation to get outside and take a walk. There’s no denying that dogs (or cats) are man’s best friend, but they’re not always easy to live with.

Maybe you find yourself repeatedly tripping over the water dish, endlessly searching for the leash, or dealing with an undesirable litter box stench.

2016 Heart Council Health Fair Is Saturday!

on September 23, 2016 - 6:04pm

Crowd checks out the booths at the 2015 Health Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


The Los Alamos Heart Council 2016 Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24 in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

The Official 2016 Health Fair Guide, complete with a booth map, is in the Thursday, Sept. 22 print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

As in past years, there will be free flu shots available (for those 18 years and older) and discounted blood tests.

Check Out The Library For Health Help

on September 23, 2016 - 6:01pm


Los Alamos is a place that values education and values good health. Those two aspects of life come together at the Library, where the resources to learn about good health are right here on the shelf.

The Library has more than 3,000 items that relate to your health, whether they be magazines like Consumer Reports Health, research databases like Salem Health, online magazines such as Men’s Health, encyclopedias such as the Women’s Health Encyclopedia and Magill’s Medical Guide, videos such as The Alchemy of Qi Gong or Yogawoman, and books on every health topic under the sun.

An Open Book: The Law Of Common Sense

on September 23, 2016 - 5:59pm

Los Alamos

I don’t know if this is a common occurrence, but the relatively leisurely birth of our first son, led Terry and I to take an accordingly leisurely reaction when labor pains started for our second one. Although we lived a 40-minute drive from the hospital, the contractions were mild and irregular, so we went about our business with the confidence of experienced parents. However, Jacob suddenly decided that he had had enough in a cramped space, and off we were, flying down U.S. Route 3 in the middle of the night toward Boston Beth Israel Hospital.

Los Alamos Family YMCA: Heart Tips

on September 23, 2016 - 5:55pm

YMCA News:

Saturday, Sept. 24 is the Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Family YMCA offers the following tips to help families in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico be heart healthy.

  • Get Physical: Being physically active every day is fun and can improve the function of your heart. Plan and schedule opportunities for active play; for example, include a brisk 10-minute trip around the block after meals or a 10-minute walking break during the day.

Race Rubber Duckies To Support Family Strengths Network Saturday At Lucky Ducky Carnival

on September 23, 2016 - 5:48pm

Duckies race down the track at last year’s Lucky Ducky Carnival. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

They’ll be off and floating Saturday at the Second Annual Lucky Ducky Carnival at Family Strengths Network (FSN).

The main event is the rubber duck races. For $5 per duck, races will urge their ducks down a rain gutter with cups of water. There will be three race tracks and winners will receive small prizes and raffle tickets for a chance to win larger prizes geared to boys, girls and families.

The Lucky Ducky Carnival will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


UNM-LA’s New Personal Care Attendant Course Begins In October

on September 23, 2016 - 5:47pm

Melanie Colgan

UNM-LA News:
UNM-LA is launching a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) course in October which is designed for individuals interested in working as paid care attendants, as well as for family members of patients who need in-home care. Whether for geriatric needs, long term illness, or surgery or injury recovery, there are times when family members find themselves in a position of needing to provide care for a loved one. With so many of our Los Alamos residents choosing to stay in their homes as they age, there is a burgeoning need for non-family care attendants as well.

AG Balderas Issues Safety Advisory After Yahoo Admits 500 Million User Accounts Were Stolen

on September 23, 2016 - 2:52pm

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children Unit issued a Safety Advisory in response to Yahoo’s announcement that 500 million of its user accounts were stolen.

“This incident is a stark reminder that all New Mexicans should be proactively protecting themselves online,” Balderas said.

Anne Kain Joins Del Norte Credit Union As Enterprise Risk And Performance Excellence Manager

on September 23, 2016 - 2:37pm

Anne Kain joins DNCU as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager and is based in the DNCU Los Alamos/Trinity branch. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has announced that Anne Kain has joined DNCU as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager. Kain is based in the DNCU Los Alamos/Trinity branch.

Kain comes to DNCU with considerable financial industry experience having spent 17 years with Los Alamos National Bank, most recently as vice president of Accounting and Finance.

Garage Sale For Orphans 8:30-Noon Saturday

on September 23, 2016 - 2:25pm

Volunteers are hard at work getting everything ready for Saturday's Garage Sale for Orphans at First Baptist Church. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to check out the many items for sale Saturday, Sept. 24 for which the proceeds benefit the orphans of Ferrier Village, Haiti. Courtesy photo


Members of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos announce that they have already received overwhelming support in the form of donations for their Garage Sale for Orphans, happening Saturday, Sept. 24.

This means they have a large amount of items for sale, including children's toys and

HB 145 - A Department Chair Perspective

on September 23, 2016 - 1:52pm
Los Alamos

Statements in the local media have represented House Bill 145 as something that only union shills could vote against. However, anyone that has followed the use of adjunct faculty in education should understand that there are actually serious reasons why one might not vote for it, at least in its current form.

Prior to my retirement from a 15-year stint as a university department chair, I often hired adjunct instructors to meet our teaching needs, so I am quite familiar with “the good, the bad and the ugly” of this process.

Los Alamos County Council Work Session On Capital Improvement Projects Draws Crowd

on September 23, 2016 - 1:11pm


The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team participated in a Los Alamos County Council work session Tuesday on the 11 capital projects being considered for a possible bond election next May.

The team spoke before a packed house with approximately 50 members of the public and County staff. Will Gleason, Principal with DPS, gave an overview of the 11 projects and initial probable cost estimates for each project.

The Council then asked questions and received clarification on each of the projects.