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Lecture On Tuberculosis At UNM-LA Monday

on April 22, 2016 - 7:39am

Dr. Harshini Mukundan

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos invites the community to a lecture by Dr. Harshini Mukundan, 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 25 in the Jeannette O. Wallace Hall, room 505 at UNM-LA.

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Mukundanwill address the re-emergence of tuberculosis in a lecture titled “The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis.”  Dr. Mukundan will discuss her research on the rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, its growing threat to human health, and how effective diagnosis can prevent its spread and save lives. 

Mukundan, of the Laboratory’s

NASA Tweets Out Purple Nebula In Honor Of Prince

on April 21, 2016 - 9:12pm

NASA shared an image Thursday afternoon of a purple nebula to honor Prince.  Courtesy/NASA


Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson has released a press release on the sudden death of artist Prince. He said that at about 9:43 a.m. today, sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minn.

When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in an elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim.

Toulouse Oliver: I Am Running To Ensure Accountability

on April 21, 2016 - 8:34pm
DemocratIc Candidate
Secretary of State

New Mexicans deserve a government they can trust.

Unfortunately, for too long, some of our leaders have abused the public’s trust, landing politicians in jail and leaving voters disillusioned.

I am running for New Mexico Secretary of State to ensure accountability and transparency in state government so that New Mexicans can trust their elected leaders – and the election process.

For the past nine years, I have served as Bernalillo County Clerk, supervising elections for the state’s largest county.

Party Tents And Fencing Installed At Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op In Central Park Square

on April 21, 2016 - 8:31pm
A large truck pulls up to the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square this morning to deliver two large tents and fencing to outline the outdoor beer garden in preparation for this weekend's first year anniversary bash. Photo by Chris Clark/
The community is invited to the two-day celebration noon to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 163 Central Park Square, which includes live music, special beer releases and much more. Photo by Chris Clark/
Music includes Cali Shaw 6-9 p.m. Friday, Ghost Like This 4:30-6 p.m.

Closer Than Ever To Establishing New Wilderness Areas Within Río Grande del Norte National Monument

on April 21, 2016 - 7:59pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) secured final Senate passage of their bill to establish two new wilderness areas, the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness and Rio San Antonio Wilderness, within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos, New Mexico.
The legislation was included as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which passed the senate by a vote of 85 to 12.
"For many years now, a broad coalition of northern New Mexicans, including elected

Hemorrhoid Removal: THD Procedure Reduces Pain And Recovery Time

on April 21, 2016 - 7:57pm

Drinking plenty of water can help with hemorroids. Courtesy photo

LAMC News:

Dr. Salim Amrani, MD is now offering a non-excisional surgical technique for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require incisions or removal of the hemorrhoidal tissue. For most patients, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis and normal activities can be resumed two to three days post-operatively.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are necessary, normal, vascular veins found in the anal canal.

Safe Prom Saturday Night Activities

on April 21, 2016 - 1:38pm

Free Midnight Movies Saturday At Reel Deal Theater

on April 21, 2016 - 1:37pm


Montano’s Whistleblowing Recognized On Capitol Hill

on April 21, 2016 - 10:25am

Jay Coghlan, director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and president of the ANA Board of Directors, left, with LANL whistleblower Charles Montano. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

When millions of dollars of purchases at Los Alamos National Laboratory were called into question by Charles Montano and a fellow auditor in 2003, the governance of the lab was challenged.The investigation into procurement processes at Los Alamos National Laboratory was one of many scandals detailed in Montano’s 2015 exposé, Los Alamos: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths, a record that continues to

Volunteers Invited To Clean Up Broken Branches April 30

on April 21, 2016 - 9:31am

During this week's snow storm, a resident in Western Area was awakened at 3 a.m. by a loud snap and discovered that about a fourth of his large tree had broken off and landed on his fence. Courtesy photo


Following Monday's recent ice/snow storm, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has issued a call for volunteers to help collect and dispose of branches in those areas that have already received bulk item collection on the quarterly pick up schedule.

Residents are encouraged to help with branch clean up and ask others to help in neighborhoods.

APNM Offers $6,000 In Extreme Animal Cruelty Case

on April 21, 2016 - 8:52am

APNM News:

Dog’s body found dumped on a trail in Chimayo with muzzle taped shut

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – Extreme animal cruelty comes in many forms, and is often an indication of an individual who is a threat not just to animals, but to the entire community. On Sunday, April 3, 2016, a Chimayo resident walking her dogs on a trail stumbled onto a grisly scene. She found the dead body of a dog with the muzzle tightly closed with electrical tape, along with serious wounds to the neck and face.

Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) is offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest

Still Time For Parents To Enroll Incoming Kindergarteners In Los Alamos Schools

on April 21, 2016 - 8:50am

Teachers Kris Martinez, Barbara Whitaker and Melissa Kinman. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Incoming Kindergarteners who missed the Kindergarten Roundup April 6 still have time to register. Visit the LAPS website here to get important details on how to enroll.

For the parents who gathered at Mountain, Pinon, Barranca, Chamisa and Aspen Elementary Schools for Kindergarten Roundup the most important part of the orientation was registering, asking questions, and meeting the staff.

But for the students, the most exciting part was to meet the kindergarten teachers.


Mountain PTA Raises $5,000 For Extra Playground Equipment

on April 21, 2016 - 8:18am

Mountain PTA Treasurer Kristen Kucko. Courtesy/LAPS


LAPS News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA has raised $5,000 for new playground equipment.

The school is paying to replace a climbing wall deemed a safety hazard due to age. This wall was donated by a family with a new climbing structure called the Monarch Climber. The PTA bought additional equipment to go with the climber, like balance boards, spring pods and a Buddy Bench.

“I’ve been working on this for two years and it’s finally happening,” said Kristen Kucko, the treasurer of the Mountain PTA.

As the treasurer,

This Week At The Reel Deal

on April 21, 2016 - 7:58am
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, we are bringing in The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Midnight Special to add to The Jungle Book and Criminal. This is a great line-up with something for everyone.

We have some more great movies coming up in the near future: Mother’s Day, The Dark Horse, Captain America: Civil War, Money Monster, Neighbors, Nice Guys, Alice in Wonderland, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Independence Day, The BFG and Finding Dory are all among our hopeful coming attractions. 

JUNGLE BOOK: Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must

Many Mothers Celebrates 15 Years Supporting Moms

on April 21, 2016 - 7:57am
SANTA FE ― Many Mothers is celebrating 15 years of providing free, in-home mentoring, care and nurturing support to any family following the birth or adoption of a baby.
Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based organization that is the 21st century version of an extended family. Their free services are available to any family regardless of income level. In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), Many Mothers is proud to be celebrating the wonderful, dedicated team of volunteers who are the backbone of the program.
Did you know?
  • A new mother’s stress can have

Letter To The Editor: MicroMike Thanks Community

on April 21, 2016 - 7:57am
Los Alamos
Since the movie The Caveman Of Atomic City will be screened Saturday at the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have contributed to this film over the past decade.
Several hundred people from eleven countries have participated and most of them have contributed their skills as a labor of love since our budget has been very small.

DPNM On Independent Audit Revealing Mismanagement In Governor’s Office

on April 21, 2016 - 7:55am

DPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE  The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after an independent audit found that Gov. Susana Martinez’s office did not return funds left over from her pizza party last year to the state’s general fund.

"I'm not surprised that this independent audit found a mismanagement of funds on behalf of the Governor's office," said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. "Under the leadership of Martinez and House Republicans, our economy has suffered tremendously; New Mexico is ranked one of the worst-run states.

SFCC Presents Spring Choral Concert May 7

on April 21, 2016 - 7:53am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe Community College Chorus teams up once again this spring with the SFCC Chamber Singers to present the Spring Choral Concert at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7. The show is free, open to the public and takes place in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The program, With a Voice of Singing!, features the performances of SFCC’s student chorus and choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester. Musical pieces include madrigals, folk songs and works by Anton Bruckner, Morten Lauridsen, Z.

Sllin Cruz New Executive Chef At Geronimo

on April 21, 2016 - 7:49am
Executive Chef Sllin Cruz
SANTA FE  Award-winning, fine dining restaurant Geronimo in Santa Fe has announced the appointment of Chef Sllin Cruz as its executive chef.
After almost two years running the Geronimo kitchen as chef de cuisine and being awarded Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants in America through his culinary talent, Cruz will take over from acclaimed Chef Eric DiStefano, who sadly passed away in February.

Santa Fe National Forest Announces Seasonal Road Closures On Cuba, Jemez Ranger Districts

on April 21, 2016 - 7:49am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest has issued seasonal road closure orders for areas on the Cuba and Jemez Ranger Districts that are susceptible to damage under severe weather conditions. The orders are in effect until Dec. 31, 2021, unless rescinded earlier.
The closures will protect public health and safety, natural resources and infrastructure during periods of extreme soil moisture and heavy snowfall. Closures usually occur in the winter months between December and May.
The closures restrict the use of any type of motorized vehicle, including all-terrain

Candia Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 21, 2016 - 7:47am
Atomic City Road Runners. Courtesy photo
ACRC News:
Roxana Candia had a perfect prediction in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runner Pace Race with a 24:00 time on the 3 mile course held on the trail on North Mesa by the horse stables. 
Other accurate predictors were Nick Parra-Vasquez with a 5 second differential, Brian Newnam at 9 seconds off, and Jesse Woodroffe with an 11 second difference.
The top finisher in on the 1 mile course was six year old Anders Medin at 10:50. The fastest female was his grandmother Aurea Rojas with a time of 10:52. On the 3 mile course Ryan Smeltzer has the best time

'New Mexico True' Brand To Boost Select Businesses

on April 21, 2016 - 7:23am
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department announced an initiative that will allow select New Mexico businesses to leverage the hugely popular New Mexico True brand to build their product’s recognition and amplify their existing marketing message.
The New Mexico True Certified program brings national attention to the quality, care and craftsmanship behind products that are uniquely New Mexican, while providing opportunity for a business of any size to integrate the New Mexico True Certified mark on their packaging, fulfillment and marketing materials.
The free program is open

State Fines Local GOP For Failure To File Reports

on April 20, 2016 - 6:16pm

RPLA Chair Bill McKerley


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State has levied penalties of more than $5,000 against the Republican Party of Los Alamos County for failure to file financial reports.

Kenneth Ortiz of the Secretary of State's Office told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the local party has not filed the required financial reports for the reporting period due last October and those due earlier this month.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 19, 2016

on April 20, 2016 - 4:45pm

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.

April 13 at 12:45 p.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Los Alamos boy at 2101 Hawks Dr., with criminal damage to property and referred him to the juvenile probation officer. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.


April 13 at 11:08 p.m.

Governor Announces Program To Monitor Outcome Of DWI Cases In New Mexico’s Courts

on April 20, 2016 - 4:45pm
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that an RFP has been awarded to Mothers Against Drunk Driving for an initiative that will place monitors in certain courtrooms across the state to watch the DWI adjudication process and provide information to the public about how those cases are being handled. 
The monitors will attend DWI hearings in person and compile reports on how judges and others involved in the legal process are dealing with drunk drivers. The program is part of the Governor’s executive initiatives to fight DWI.
“Too many lives have been