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Obituary: Russell F. Shaw, M.D. April 15, 2016

on May 26, 2016 - 10:32am

RUSSELL F. SHAW, M.D. April 15, 2016

Dr. Shaw passed away on April 15, 2016. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Russ attended local schools before graduating from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1955. It was at Brown University that he met Cynthia - his wife of 59 years.

His interest in medicine took him to Albany Medical College in Albany, New York where he earned his medical degree. After medical school, he chose to specialize in pediatrics and completed his residency in pediatrics in Columbus, Ohio.


Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols Across State

on May 26, 2016 - 10:19am
NMSP News:
The efforts of the New Mexico State Police 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. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision.
  • Who: New Mexico State Police
  • What: Sobriety

New Mexico Receives $3 Million For Foreclosure Legal Assistance For Homeowners

on May 26, 2016 - 10:08am
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico has received $3.3 million to help provide legal assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.
The money is from a 2014 settlement with Bank of America and its subsidiaries over mortgage practices. Terms of the settlement restrict use of the money to foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment. In New Mexico, the money will be awarded to legal aid groups based on grant applications. There are about 5,000 open mortgage foreclosure cases in the state.
An independent monitor overseeing the national settlement provides

Udall On Passage Of Chemical Safety Reform

on May 26, 2016 - 9:41am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed passage in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 403-12 of landmark reform of the nation's broken chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).
Udall authored the reform bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, with Senator David Vitter (R-La.) to finally enable the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the thousands of chemicals manufactured each year and used in common household items  including known carcinogens and highly

Letter To The Editor: Persona Non Grata

on May 26, 2016 - 9:37am
Los Alamos

I am “first” American ... “second” New Mexican. Regardless of my political persuasions; I find that Mr. Trump’s recent behavior was so obnoxious, it deserves commentary. 

We are one of the most wonderfully diverse states. We’re a cultural treasure chest, here in the United States. I don’t always agree with our state government; and/or Governor Martinez. 

However; she’s “our” governor and a degree of respect is in order. The audacity and lack of good taste that Mr. Trump displays; coming into “our” state (link) ... home, and publicly insulting “our” governor;

Flows Increase On Rio Grande And Rio Chama

on May 26, 2016 - 9:28am
ALBUQUERQUE  Flows through the Middle Rio Grande and Rio Chama are on the rise as the spring runoff is supplemented with water from El Vado Reservoir for the benefit of the environment and endangered species.
The Bureau of Reclamation, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and Rio Chama Watershed Partnership came together to create this coordinated flow event.
“This is a great example of what can happen when everyone works together for the benefit

Bill Clinton Brings Message Of Unity To Española

on May 25, 2016 - 3:50pm
President Bill Clinton shakes hands with the crowd Tuesday at the plaza in Española after his speech promoting the presidential candidacy of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
President Bill Clinton on the stump for wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Tuesday evening in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife, Hillary Clinton, at a rally Tuesday in Española.

A laundry list of Democratic candidates and office holders, including Attorney

Odyssey Academy Proposal Enters Final Step Of XQ Competition

on May 25, 2016 - 3:36pm
Members the Odyssey Academy Core Team gathered at the home of Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus to hit the Submit Button and celebrate the completion of the final stage of the XQ Competition. Brent Collin (left,) Michele Altherr, Kurt Steinhaus, Bill Hargraves, David Daniel, Marvel Harrison, John Pawlak, Elizabeth Watson, Pam Miller, missing in photo is Ken Holmes. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
It is very exciting to announce that the Los Alamos XQ Team to Reimagine High Schools has submitted the final application for the competition to reimagine High Schools. 
The dedicated Odyssey team

Council Calls For Letters Of Interest For Probate Judge

on May 25, 2016 - 3:24pm


Los Alamos County Councilors responded during Tuesday night’s meeting to the resignation of Probate Judge Bill McKerley.

McKerley wrote a letter dated May 19, 2016 to Council Chair Rick Reiss that his resignation will be effective upon appointment of a replacement. McKerley was appointed to the position Feb. 16 after Probate Judge Chris Chandler resigned.

McKerley stated in his letter that he had recently been informed by the County Attorney that he had a conflict of interest under the State’s Code of Conduct, which prohibits political involvement for even part-time probate

Los Alamos Police Blotter May 18 To May 24, 2016

on May 25, 2016 - 2:19pm

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.


May 18 at 5:47 a.m. / Police arrested James Carpenter, 30, of Jemez Springs near 44th Street and Urban on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.





May 19 at 3:10 p.m. / Police arrested Concha Herrera, 37, of Truchas at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with shoplifting. The estimated loss is more than $250.  





Police Alert Motorists To Senior Appreciation Night

on May 25, 2016 - 12:04pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reminds motorists and citizens that Saturday May 28 is the annual Senior Appreciation Night.

This means that recent graduates will enjoy a night of festivities in the downtown area especially around Ashley Pond Park, the YMCA on 15th Street and Reel Deal Theater. Activities are scheduled  6 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

If motorist plan on driving in the downtown area during this timeframe, please use extra caution and stay vigilant looking out for pedestrians.

Insight Meditation Classes 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

on May 25, 2016 - 11:34am

Bridge The Gap: Next Step Launched At Teen Center

on May 25, 2016 - 10:57am
A new service organization was born last Saturday at the Los Alamos Teen Center.
The program has one simple goal: utilize the power and knowledge of high school students to bridge the information gap between New Mexico communities. It is called Bridge the Gap: Next Step, connecting trained LAHS mentors with their NM peers, high school seniors, to give counsel and exchange information on post-high school steps, including college, scholarships, or jobs. 
Started by high school senior Rebecca Cai and led soon by fearless near-seniors (Louisa Belian, Kallie Funk,

Sanchez-Gagne: Why I Am Running To Be Your DA

on May 25, 2016 - 10:55am
Democratic Candidate
District Attorney

I am a native Santa Fean and life-long Democrat. I have worked as a career prosecutor for 20 years, having prosecuted hundreds of cases including violent crimes of child abuse, human trafficking and sexual assaults. I wrote New Mexico’s human trafficking law and prosecuted the first cases of human trafficking. Victims, regardless of their immigration status, are now able to receive benefits and resources to start a new life. I am responsible for the first state international extradition from Mexico.

Coaching Café’: Your Life Is Yours...

on May 25, 2016 - 10:33am
Los Alamos
The world is full of opportunities, but sometimes over-thinking life can get in the way.
Dismissing life can create stress. Shifting your life from Default to Design is about choosing a destination and taking one step at a time to get there. Shortcuts may not be an option if you are looking for sustainable change. Awareness to the process is a beautiful place to start, and inspired action is the next important step.
Here, then, are 10 tips to help you start designing your life:
Be Grateful for what you have. When you pause to remember what you

Solo Exhibition With Works By David Santiago May 28

on May 25, 2016 - 10:27am
'Together' by David Santiago. Courtesy photo
ART News:
Solo Exhibition featuring New Works by David Santiago with opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the brand new Beals & Co. Showroom at 830 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Freckleface, a new series of female portraiture where each work is built atop a wood panel hand-picked by the artist. Santiago uses a variety of mediums- primarily charcoal and pastel, but also acrylic, ink, and makeup, bringing them to life.
The woman of Santiago seem to stare right back at you, blushing with awareness, they reveal a transparency

Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter Receives 2016 Best Of Los Alamos Award

on May 25, 2016 - 9:56am


Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter has been selected for the 2016 Best of Los Alamos Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Los Alamos Award Program.

In support of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which has a defined purpose of dedication "to advancing the state-of-the-art in the management of projects," the PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter was founded in 1995 and commits to:

VISION - The PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic organization of dedicated Professional Project Managers dedicated to serving the business and

Anna Tompkins Wins VFW’s Voice Of Democracy

on May 25, 2016 - 9:40am

VFW Post 8874 Commander Roger Anaya and Morrie Pongratz at last night’s event at Duane Smith Auditorium announced the winner of the Los Alamos VFW’s Post 8874 Voice of Democracy award. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme was: My Vision for America. Courtesy photo

Anna Tompkins is the recipient of the Los

CIR: 'Europe's Economic Divide' Thursday

on May 25, 2016 - 9:14am
CIR News:
International Lecture Series #4 presents "Europe's Economic Divide" with speaker Dr. Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 1600 St. Michael's Dr.
Dr. Gary Hufbauer is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and formerly a Senior Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that, Dr.

LAHS Seniors Megan Bucklin And John Rees Receive Rotary Scholarships

on May 25, 2016 - 8:35am

Rotarian Judy Goldie, chair of the Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee, introduces award recipients Megan Bucklin, The Great Expectations Award, and John Rees, The Service Award. Bucklin plans to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall; Rees will head to Stanford. Both students, graduating Los Alamos High School seniors, received $2,500 at Tuesday evening’s convocation at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Hal Davis

Davenport Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 25, 2016 - 8:26am

Ted Romero, center, is the top finisher on the 3 mile course with a 20:57 in Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race. Courtesy/ACRR

Participants get moving in Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Beth Davenport is the top predictor in the weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race on the Canada Del Buey trail in White Rock. She was 3 seconds off her predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were Heidi Bjorklund and Zach Medin tied at 4 seconds off, Nikol Strother with a 5 second differential as well as the fastest female on the 3

Trump Draws Thousands To Rally In Albuquerque

on May 25, 2016 - 1:23am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump draws thousands to a rally this evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski of Los Alamos and his son JJ at Tursday evening's rally for Donald Trump at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by Jacqui Chrobocinski

Thousands turn out Tuesday evening for the Donald Trump rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally Tuesday  evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

President Bill Clinton Stumps For Wife In Española

on May 25, 2016 - 12:06am

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, today at the plaza in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

A crowd of 300-500 people gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife Hillary today in Española. Photo by Carol Clark/

XQ The Super School Project: The Weight Of Expectation Is Heavier In Los Alamos

on May 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
Courtesy photo
By Anne Kiehl Friedman
XQ Team Member

Isn’t it interesting the way light always brings its shadow? Nowhere has the inescapable duality of existence been more on display than Los Alamos, New Mexico, the fourth stop on our XQ: The Super School Bus Tour.

We’re set up in a parking lot next to Ashley Pond. The pond looks man-made, just too perfect to exist naturally. The pond is round, surrounded by immaculate green grass, and just the right number of ducks paddling as if in a choreographed water ballet.

Jaret McDonald Presents Talk On Famine to Feast

on May 24, 2016 - 4:22pm
Jaret McDonald of Famine to Feast in Los Alamos presented a talk this morning about his nonprofit organization to members of Self Help, Inc., Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Social Services, First Born, Los Alamos Retirement Service, JudyGails Place and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. McDonald and his wife Jennifer founded the organization designed to help people with extra food connect with those in need of food. McDonald, a candidate for county council, presented his talk in the upstairs conferance room at Smith's Marketplace.