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PMPI Certification Training Begins In October

on September 23, 2016 - 6:52am
PMPI News:
 
Project Management Institute announces its latest set of classes of its Instructor-led Project Management Professional (PMP®) training course.
 
Workshop Dates
  • Class 1: Oct. 8 - Oct. 30 (8 Days)
  • Class 2: Oct. 15 - Nov. 6 (8 Days)
The Project Management Professional ( PMP® ) certification is the world’s most popular and sought-after credential for project managers, offered by the Project Management Institute.

WHY DO OUR PMP TRAINING COURSE?
  • 32 hours of instructor-led training
  • 29 hours of high quality e-learning content
  • 83 chapter-end quizzes
  • 6 industry-based case studies
  • 5 PMP®
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This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 23, 2016 - 6:46am

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market Saturday

on September 23, 2016 - 6:45am

'Love Apple' Celebrates New Mexico's Farm-To-Table Culture And Cuisine

on September 23, 2016 - 6:44am
TOURISM News:
 
SANTA FE  September is the beginning of autumn and harvest season, and to celebrate this magical time in the Land of Enchantment, the New Mexico Tourism Department has released another video in its popular “New Mexico True Stories” series called ‘The Love Apple’.
 
‘The Love Apple’ spotlights the Taos restaurant of the same name and features its chef, Andrea Meyer. “I design the menu around what I can get from growers that I know and trust and that are local,” Meyer says.
 
The restaurant, featured as one of 12 on the department’s new list of farm-to-table experiences
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Obituary: Peter J. Lindberg Nov. 23, 1939 – Sept. 13, 2016

on September 23, 2016 - 6:43am
PETER J. LINDBERG
Nov. 23, 1939  Sept. 13, 2016
 
Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., age 76, passed away at UNM Hospital arm-in-arm with his wife of 56 years on September 13, 2016 from esophageal cancer.
 
Peter was born in Waukegan, IL to Alice and Victor Lindberg on November 26, 1939. His father died when he was 11 years old, and this death further fueled his desire to save people.
 
Peter attended University of Chicago Medical School graduating at the top of his class, and completed his internal medicine residency at Presbyterian-St.
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Political Fact Check: HB145 Causes House Race Controversy

on September 23, 2016 - 6:36am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

It is election season and as usual inboxes fill up quickly with political ads and press releases. Usually these pass without comment but one recent press release has become an issue in Los Alamos because it concerns the local race for state representative, but is based largely on inaccurate information.

A press release distributed Sept. 16 by the Republican Party of New Mexico claimed that State Rep.

Roger This: Stand, Tread Or Fidget

on September 23, 2016 - 6:28am
Standing desk. Courtesy photo
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In recent years, concerns have grown around the country about the widespread health risks associated with our sedentary work lives. Two researchers from the Endocrine Research Unit of the Mayo Clinic looked into the question of “How Much Do We Really Sit?”
 
Writing in the journal Obesity in 2009, they expressed what may seem like an obvious fact: “Work days are associated with more sitting and less walking/standing time than leisure days.” One of many piece-meal studies that has left open lot of questions from

Los Alamos Youth Shooting Sports Teams Forming

on September 23, 2016 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: Asters Explode Across Los Alamos

on September 23, 2016 - 6:20am

Daily Postcard: An explosion of Asters color the landscape this month across Los Alamos and White Rock. Asters are the grande finale to the perennial garden, displaying vibrant fall colors in shades of pink, purple, blue and white. They also are one of the last great feeding opportunities for bees, butterflies and other pollinators - finegardening.com. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Sheriff Responds To Questions About Todd App

on September 22, 2016 - 9:13pm
By Sheriff Marco Lucero
Los Alamos County

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving telephone calls and has been made aware of the social media comments regarding newly registered sex offender Todd App. 

Valid concerns were raised regarding Mr. App’s sentencing related to his prior conviction for a crime he committed here in Los Alamos County back in 1984/1985. 

I would like to first of all thank those who brought this to my attention and advise you of my findings.

Los Alamos MainStreet Named Semi-Finalist ... Needs Community's Help To Win National Award!

on September 22, 2016 - 9:13pm
Downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Natalie Glass
 
LACDC News:
 
Los Alamos MainStreet needs your help!
 
This past week, Main Street America revealed the 10 semi-finalists in the 2017 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) and Los Alamos made the cut! Now we need the Los Alamos community to show their support on social media. Main Street America is watching the reactions on Facebook. So if you are a fan of Los Alamos MainStreet and the work they do for the community, now is the time to show your support to help them win. So please Like, Love and Wow Los Alamos MainStreet!
 
“The Great

LANB Hires Market Area President For Los Alamos

on September 22, 2016 - 1:03pm

New LANB Market President in Los Alamos Liddie Martinez.

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) has hired Liddie Martinez as Market President in Los Alamos. Martinez brings over twenty years of economic development experience to the bank and will lead LANB’s efforts to drive economic growth in the area.

“We are committed to making positive contributions to the communities we serve,” states Stan Sluder, Chief Lending Officer and Director of Sales.

Sheriff's Office Announces New Registered Sex Offender Todd Frederick App In Los Alamos County

on September 22, 2016 - 12:56pm

Todd Frederick App

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero is advising the community of a newly registered sex offender.

Todd Frederick App registered with the local sheriff’s office today. He was convicted July, 14, 1993 in the Superior Court of Pinal County, State of Arizona of 1 count of “Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st Degree (Child Under 15).”  He also was convicted of 1 count of “Attempted Kidnapping, 2nd Degree”.

App is residing at 143 Monte Rey South in White Rock.

For further information regarding registered convicted sex offenders, review the Los Alamos County

Introducing The Daily Minor Planet: Delivering The Latest Asteroid News

on September 22, 2016 - 9:26am
 
CfA News:
 
Have you ever wondered what piece of cosmic debris is whizzing past the Earth right now? Do you crave up-to-the-minute information about asteroids large and small? Well you’re in luck because today you can subscribe to a new service: the Daily Minor Planet.

Developed through a partnership between scientists at the Minor Planet Center and volunteers from the Oracle Corporation, the Daily Minor Planet will deliver reports on the latest asteroid happenings straight to your inbox.

“Most people don’t realize how common asteroid flybys are,” said Matt Holman, director of the Minor

Obituary: Rosemary (Rose) DuBois Sept. 21, 2016

on September 22, 2016 - 9:25am

ROSEMARY (ROSE) DUBOIS Sept. 21, 2016

Rosemary (Rose) DuBois, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at home, attended by her family, on September 21, 2016.

Rosemary, the youngest sister in a family of eight children, was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Andrew and Rose Peters on Valentine’s Day, 1926. Her parents and seven siblings: Ann Peters, John Peters, Marie Peters Bauer, Dr. Anthony Peters, Andrew Peters, Helen Peters Martinez, and Frank Peters, all are deceased.

Rosemary had a magnanimous heart that never ceased giving to her family, friends, and even to the earth’s

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Los Alamos Community Foundation Offers Coworking Subsidy For Nonprofits To Join projectY

on September 22, 2016 - 9:14am
NM Tech Roundtable. Courtesy/projectY cowork
 
projectY News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative workspace and entrepreneurship hub, announced that it has partnered with the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) to offer local nonprofits a subsidy to the coworking space.
 
The trial of projectY cowork Los Alamos is for a discounted Groves’ membership plan of $15 per month, a 66% discount, which gets them access to projectY for five days and two hours of conference room use per month.
 
“This partnership allows local nonprofits a trial period at a reduced membership cost

SFNF Waives Fees For National Public Lands Day; Activities Include Trail Work, Kids’ Event In Cuba

on September 22, 2016 - 9:11am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites and amenities Sept. 24, 2016, as part of the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD). 
 
The largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, NPLD is a great opportunity to encourage people to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate our national forests and other public lands.
 
Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds, non-reserve campgrounds and developed trailheads.

Results From Tuesday's Pace Race

on September 22, 2016 - 9:09am
ACRC News:
 
For Tuesday's pace race, Laura McClellan and Heather Hughes predicted well and were only 6 seconds off for their predictions, adjusted to 3 miles, at Tuesday's pace race. Chris Michel was 8 seconds off and Laura Woodroffe was 10 seconds off.
 
There were 27 people who competed in the weekly Tuesday pace race in nice weather. The course was a fairly-flat 1-mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 6 miles were done.
 
The fastest for 1 mile were Billy

IRS Urges Employers To Take Advantage Of Expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit

on September 22, 2016 - 9:08am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  With a key certification deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service Sept. 20 urged employers to take advantage of a valuable tax credit designed to help those who hire long-term unemployment recipients, certain veterans, recipients of various kinds of public assistance and other workers who face significant barriers to employment.
 
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, enacted last December, retroactively extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for nine categories of workers hired on or after Jan.

Heinrich Commends Rudolfo Anaya For National Humanities Medal

on September 22, 2016 - 9:06am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement commending New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya for being awarded the National Humanities Medal. President Obama and the First Lady will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room of the White House today:
 
“Rudolfo Anaya’s stories touch the soul of New Mexico and reveal the deep cultural roots of our beautiful state.

Kiwanis Club Of Los Alamos Funds Another Season Of Family Nights At The Nature Center

on September 22, 2016 - 9:05am
Melissa Mackey teaches kids how to roast marshmallows, make musical instruments, and share stories around the campfire the second Tuesday of the month. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, families can continue to enjoy free, monthly family nights with Melissa Mackey at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Family nights are 5:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month and feature games, songs, stories and more.
 
Linda Daly, head of the Boys’ and Girls’ Committee of the Kiwanis Club, says, “The Boys and Girls Committee of Kiwanis is

Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn Planned On Coyote Ranger District

on September 22, 2016 - 9:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District. 
 
Ignitions on the 470-acre fire, located 7 miles northwest of Coyote, could begin as early as Sept. 22 and run through Dec. 31, 2016. That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts.
 
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

Two NM Destinations Take Home Tribal Tourism Awards At American Indian Tourism Conference

on September 22, 2016 - 9:01am
AIANTA News:
 
Last week, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) hosted the Enough Good People Awards Banquet and Silent Auction at the 18th annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) in Tulalip, Washington, honoring the best tribal destinations and leaders in the tourism industry.
 
The proceeds raised from this annual silent auction are used to award scholarships to Native American students interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality and tourism industry and culinary arts.
 
Each year, AIANTA, as the national organization representing the tribal

NIST Grants Take Regional Approach To Solve National Cybersecurity Challenge

on September 22, 2016 - 8:59am
Cybersecurity training and education are key components of the NIST RAMPS grants. The grants fund five regional partnerships to bring together local education and workforce to train workers to develop the skills they need to fill their region’s cybersecurity needs. Courtesy/Diego Cervo/Shutterstock
 
NIST News:
 
GAITHERSBURG, MD. — The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded grants totaling nearly $1 million for five projects that are taking a community approach to addressing the nation’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity employees.

In And Around Town: Sept. 22

on September 22, 2016 - 8:57am
 
Friut Collection for Orphaned Cubs
 
The Los Alamos County Eco Station is collecting apples and other fruit for the two bear cubs orphaned this summer in the Valles Caldera. Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are rehabilitating the cubs. The community is invited to stop by the Eco Station and drop off fruit, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Eco Station is at 3701 E. Jemez Road and the telephone number is 505.662-8163.
 
THURSDAY Sept. 22
 
Nature Yoga
Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center,

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