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As Solar Tariff Decision Looms, Heinrich Says Trump Has Opportunity To Stand Up For American Workers

on January 19, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement ahead of President Trump's decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that would negatively impact the growing solar industry in New Mexico and the American solar industry as a whole. 
 
“President Trump has an opportunity to actually stand up for American workers.

Los Alamos Collegiate Winter Classic

on January 19, 2018 - 7:39am
A Group photo of the blue team, Dallas Baptist University and the turquoise team, UNM Lobos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
The Lobo goalie makes a nice save under fire. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
What was supposed to be a practice for the University of New Mexico Men’s hockey team turned into an exhibition game matching two of the best division 2 and 3 teams in the country at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday afternoon.
 
The Lobos invited the team from Dallas Baptist University, who were already in
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Fall Risk Screening & Assessment Feb. 10

on January 19, 2018 - 7:36am

NNSA Collaborates With Global Healthcare Company To Complete Conversion Of Mo-99 Production To LEU-Based Process

on January 19, 2018 - 7:35am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Wednesday announced that Curium, a global healthcare company, has completed the conversion of its molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production process from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU).
 
This conversion to LEU represents a key milestone in the global effort to end the use of HEU in Mo-99 production. Mo-99 is the most widely used medical radioisotope for nuclear imaging and is used in approximately 40,000 patient procedures daily in the United States.
 

Slaid Cleaves Plays Los Alamos Feb. 16

on January 19, 2018 - 7:34am

Singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves

MUSIC News:

Raised in Maine, Slaid Cleaves will visit Los Alamos in February by way of Austin, Texas where he is a respected part of the Americana music scene that thrives there. Cleaves will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Fuller Lodge

With songwriting reminiscent of that of John Prine and Steve Earle, Cleaves has spent nearly 30 years introducing his listeners to characters often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life and stardom obsessed America.

MobileGeeks Help Untangle Tech Problems

on January 19, 2018 - 7:31am

MobileGeeks owner Ron Phillips discusses his new business during a visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

“Software, hardware, networking – we do it all!” said Ron Phillips, owner of MobileGeeks, a new computer support company operating in Los Alamos.

Phillips started MobileGeeks in 2016 in Durango, Colo. Although the company continues to do business in Durango, it is now based in Los Alamos.

The Phillips family discovered Los Alamos while visiting their daughter and decided to

NMSP Stop Driver For DWI With Three Children In Car

on January 19, 2018 - 7:30am
NMSP News:
 
FARMINGTON New Mexico State Police dispatchers received several calls at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 11, reporting a possible drunk driver in Farmington driving a grey Chevy passenger car.
 
One of the callers was following the suspect vehicle with their flashers on relaying to dispatch that the vehicle was swerving in and out of the lanes. Two New Mexico State Police officers spotted the vehicle on San Juan Blvd in Farmington. The officers turned on their lights and sirens but the driver refused to stop.
 
The driver slowed to about five miles an hour but still refused

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 19, 2018 - 7:28am

In And Around Town: Jan. 22

on January 19, 2018 - 7:27am
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​
 
 
MONDAY Jan. 22
 
"Be Your Own Boss" The Small Business Development Center in Los Alamos is presenting a new workshop series, “Be Your Own Boss” for 2018. The first workshop is “Bring On Your Legal Questions!, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Project Y Cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. Register at: http://www.nmsbdc.org/los-alamos.aspx or for more information, call 505.661.4691 or

Daily Postcard: Beautiful Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on January 19, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Beautiful colors in this morning's sunrise over Los Alamos spotted from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Petree Garden Center Opening In Los Alamos

on January 18, 2018 - 3:07pm

Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner purchased the former De Colores building and are leasing a large portion of it to Laural Hardin who is opening Petree Garden Center in early April. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Buliding owners Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner, right, with certified arborist Laural Hardin who together with Mike Petree of Taos owns the new garden center coming to Los Alamos and is the general manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Craig Wehner and his

Construction On N.M. 502 Shoulder Begins Tuesday

on January 18, 2018 - 3:04pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the north shoulder of N.M. 502, just west of Camino Entrada. 

Weather permitting, work may begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continue through the month of February. 

 Working 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, crews will be upgrading equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The project footprint is limited to the shoulder and should have minimal impacts on traffic. 

Mysteries At The Museum Episode Features Los Alamos And Manhattan Project On Travel Channel Tonight

on January 18, 2018 - 2:25pm

COUNTY News:

At the end of October, the Travel Channel crew visited Los Alamos to film an episode of Mysteries at the Museum at Fuller Lodge.

The episode features Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project.

The producers notified the County today that the show will air at 8 p.m. today on the Travel Channel and other showings will be available.

Visit: http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum/episodes/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum

DOE And NMED Hold Joint Meeting On Legacy Waste Clean-Up

on January 18, 2018 - 1:51pm

Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, right, and New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling take notes as NNSA representative Arturo Duran answers questions from the audience during Tuesday evening's meeting hosted by DOE and NMED at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Duran earlier outlined milestones and targets for FY 2018 legacy waste clean-up. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Environment Department public information meeting on FY2018 Appendix B milestones and targets Tuesday evening

Book Signing For ‘Los Alamos Revisited’ Stories From Perspective Of Local Workers

on January 18, 2018 - 1:36pm

‘Los Alamos Revisited’ author Peter Malmgren of Chimayo will attend book signs at 6:30 p.m. today at Bond House in Espanola and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

‘Los Alamos Revisited’ author Peter Malmgren of Chimayo will attend book signs at 6:30 p.m. today at Bond House in Espanola and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Fifteen years in the making, “Los Alamos Revisited” by Peter Malmgren of Chimayo has just been published.

Horne: Los Alamos County Politics

on January 18, 2018 - 12:57pm
By JOHN L. HORNE
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Since my departure from Los Alamos in November, I have missed so many people that I was blessed to know for the past 44 years that I lived there.
 
No place we live is perfect, but there are certain elements that seriously detract from the good. Those elected or appointed to government positions should listen to and serve the people in their community. I personally do not miss that faction of Los Alamos County.
 
I believe there are many devious, self-serving individuals who have previously and currently hold positions on the Los Alamos

New Mexico State Police Respond To Fatal Helicopter Crash Of Five People East Of Raton

on January 18, 2018 - 12:55pm

NMSP News:
RATON Around 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in Raton, New Mexico Police Department (RPD) dispatch contacted New Mexico State Police regarding a call of a downed helicopter.
 
RPD received a 911 call from a victim in the crash who reported the incident. The victim informed dispatch there were six people aboard the helicopter when it crashed. The caller reported three were injured and the other three unaccounted for. The exact location of the crash was uncertain.
 
Area law enforcement, including New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and Colfax County Sheriff's

Surveillance Video Shows Thieves Robbing County Facility ... Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Them

on January 18, 2018 - 12:12pm
Thief number 1 in action robbing a county facility Jan. 8 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Thief number 2 stealing a wheelbarrow full of chainsaws Jan. 8 from a county facility. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Watch video of thieves in action:
 
LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local burglary case of a county facility.

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $400 to anyone who has information on the

AFT New Mexico On State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:40am
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“The Governor’s farewell ‘State of the State’ address was an attempt to issue a parting shot at public educators – and their unions – for rejecting her so-called reforms which would have weakened the profession of education, hurt students, and erode hard-earned rights in their places of work.
 
“By doubling down on discredited reform policies – which other states are already moving away from, she does a disservice to not only our students, public educators, but

Wedding Announcement: Pienaar – Altherr

on January 18, 2018 - 10:35am

Heather Altherr and Jacques Pienaar were married Dec. 30, 2017 at the historic Northwards Mansion in Johannesburg, South Africa. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Michele Altherr of Los Alamos. The groom is the son of Alwyn and Elsabe Pienaar of Hartbeespoort, South Africa. The wedding was officiated by Reverend Werner Venter in both Afrikaans and English. The couple’s friend Kasia Kugay performed the song for the ceremony, ‘Wildflowers’ by Tom Petty and the mother of the bride read a passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.

Pearce On DOJ And DHS New Security Report

on January 18, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a new report showing an overview of how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through the nation’s flawed homeland security policies:
 
“We can all agree that our policies to keep the border and our homeland secure has significant flaws. It doesn’t reflect life in the 21st Century and Congress has a job to change it.

Birth Announcement: Jack Dalton Meyer

on January 18, 2018 - 10:28am

Edmund and Stephanie Meyer of Los Alamos announce the birth of their son Jack Dalton Meyer born Jan. 4 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Jack weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. He joins his brother Henry Meyer. Courtesy photo
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County Transportation Board Recruiting New Members

on January 18, 2018 - 10:20am

 

Obituary: Dorothy Barteau ‘Dee’ Wilson May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am

DOROTHY BARTEAU ‘DEE’ WILSON May 29, 1926 – Jan. 13, 2018

Dorothy Barteau “Dee” Wilson was born on May 29, 1926 in Potrerillos, Chile to Dorothy Powell and Harry C. Barteau. Her father Harry was Chief Comptroller there with Anaconda Copper. 

Dee spent her first seven years in Chile before she and her brother Sidney Brewster moved with the family to Scarsdale, NY. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA with a degree in Psychology, spending her junior year in Boulder, Colorado - her first taste of the west.

From 1949-1972, Dee was married to Dr. Howard Wilson.

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Nate Gentry On 2018 State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Rep. Nate Gentry
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Statement from House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), following the 2018 State of the State Address delivered Tuesday at the State Capitol by Gov. Susana Martinez: 
 
“New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“We must do more to protect the safety of New Mexicans, improve student achievement, and create more job opportunities.

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