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Udall Statement Celebrating Black History Month

on February 5, 2016 - 9:02am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement in honor of Black History Month, which is celebrated in February: 
"During Black History Month, we remember the African American champions of equality who sacrificed and fought for liberty and justice as well as the countless contributions by African American scientists, artists, business people, explorers, civic leaders and others who have made our communities, state and nation richer and stronger. 
"The great ideal of America is equal opportunity and justice for all.

Phone Scams Continue To Be Serious Threat

on February 5, 2016 - 8:58am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.
"Taxpayers across the nation face a deluge of these aggressive phone scams.

Letter To The Editor: Posting Photos On iCloud Could Be Child Pornography

on February 5, 2016 - 8:32am
Los Alamos

Since most of the students at LAHS are under aged, the posting on the iCloud web could be considered "child pornography".

There are laws against such behavior! Federal and local authorities should be acting. iCloud accounts should have controls!


House Committee Approves FY17 Budget

on February 5, 2016 - 8:25am


SANTA FE – The House Appropriations and Finance Committee passed House Bill 2 Thursday afternoon by a vote 12 to 5. The bill authorizes funding for fiscal year 2017 state operations and set state agency spending levels. 

“Given the decline in revenue due to the drop in oil prices, we had to carefully prioritize our spending decisions,” said Rep. Larry Larrañaga, chairman of House Appropriations and Finance Committee. “This is a responsible budget.

‘A Very Important Dialogue’

on February 5, 2016 - 8:06am

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Please join us for “A Very Important Dialogue” ... an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

This event, which is open to the public, brings together experts in the field of cancer to discuss being diagnosed, living with, treating, supporting and surviving cancer.

The panelists include: Dr. Anna Voltura - Breast Oncology Surgeon, Dr.

Tax Forms Now At The Library

on February 5, 2016 - 7:53am
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LACL News:
Los Alamos County Libraries have received the most commonly requested income tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service and New Mexico Taxation and Revenue. Both Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library have State and Federal personal income tax forms as well as instruction forms in their lobby areas.
The IRS has also sent posters detailing where to find help in filing taxes. For business tax forms, please visit the Reference area at Mesa.
The Internal Revenue Service no longer sends multiple paper copies of all of the forms, but library staff is happy

BETRAYAL: Students Speak Out About Dating Abuse; Deception At LAHS

on February 4, 2016 - 1:52pm

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  • Students Speak Out About Dating Abuse; Deception At LAHS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Four local students have shared details of atrocious behavior they say is underway by a group of boys at Los Alamos High School.

They said the boys created an iCloud account at the beginning of the school year “that’s going on right now”. They post nude and semi nude photos of their girlfriends and classmates in the iCloud, which now contains explicit photos of more than 100 local girls. The boys have passwords for posting and viewing the photos.

The girls told the

New LANL Security Contractor And New Lessons Learned Arrive On The Hill

on February 4, 2016 - 1:39pm

Centerra Group CEO Paul Donahue interviewed at Homewood Suites in Pojoaque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Paul Donahue, CEO of Centerra Group, the new protective force security contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, paid a visit to the laboratory recently from company headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was waiting in the lobby of the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque, looking positive about the day.

“Today is our first major internal exercise,” he said, brightening with the prospect.

U.S. Marshals Selling Madoff Jewelry

on February 4, 2016 - 1:31pm

Ruth Madoff's diamond tennis bracelet on the auction block through  Feb. 16, 2016 at Courtesy/U.S. Marshals Office

Ruth Madoff's antique emerald and diamond neclace on the auction block through Feb. 16, 2016 at Courtesy/U.S. Marshals Office

Ruth Madoff's antique diamond brooch on the auction block through Feb. 16, 2016 at Courtesy/U.S. Marshals Office


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals are selling six pieces of jewelry that formerly belonged to Bernard and Ruth Madoff in an online auction at

Most Wanted DWI Absconders

on February 4, 2016 - 12:45pm
NMSP News:
SANTA FE   As of today, six out of the 10 original Most Wanted DWI Absconders have been captured with assistance from the New Mexico State Police and other law enforcement agencies around the state.
The list of most wanted DWI absconders is available online here. Many of these offenders are also violent criminals who drove drunk and either seriously injured another driver or killed them, or they are repeat offenders who are at high-risk for causing a tragedy to occur in the future.
The list has been refreshed to include a new top 10, based on the

Steinborn Seeks More Solar Power On State Buildings

on February 4, 2016 - 12:36pm
Rep. Jeff Steinborn
SANTA FE  Rep. Jeff Steinborn has teamed up with a bi-partisan group of legislators to introduce legislation exploring the idea of putting solar power on more state buildings.
House Memorial 51 directs the General Services Department (GSD) to work with the state Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) and the solar industry to “evaluate the potential energy and cost savings for expanding the use of solar power in state facilities.”
The General Services Department is the central clearinghouse for state government, providing office space,

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: A Winter Snapshot Of Birds

on February 4, 2016 - 12:35pm
PEEC Amateur Naturalist


A Winter Snapshot of Birds
The Audubon Society has been conducting a nationwide bird count at various locations every year for 116 years.
This count is called the Christmas Bird Count since it is conducted in December. Learn about participating here.
Nationwide, approximately 22,000,000 birds have been counted in 875 areas for 2015 and data still is being submitted. Sixty four people counted 4,770 birds representing 76 species throughout the Los Alamos area this year.
The Los Alamos area was divided in 53 sections and the people counted birds in 35 of

XQ: The Super School Project

on February 4, 2016 - 12:31pm

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus sat down recently with some upcoming graduates to listen to their perspective on re-imagining high schools. From left, Steinhaus, Andrew Aboushousha, Alex Csanadi, Joe Singleton, DC Kim, Abbey Shmultz and Eric Burnside. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) district is participating in a national XQ Super School contest that challenges communities to re-imagine the whole high school experience.

LAPS submitted an initial entry in November, and since then, has followed up with a series of conversations and presentations to gain

Little League Season Planning Meeting Is Feb. 7

on February 4, 2016 - 12:15pm


The Los Alamos County Little League season kicks off soon and community members are invited to a planning meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 7 at Zia Realty on Central Avenue at 15th Street.

This season’s registration opens in mid February. Late registration ends Friday, March 27 and incurs a $10 late fee. Teams will be formed by the end of March/beginning of April with practices to begin soon thereafter. Opening Day is set for April 25 with the season running through June 13. 

The Los Alamos County Little League is a 100 percent volunteer organization and volunteers are urgently needed

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