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National Letter Of Intent Signing: Charlotte Leonard

on February 5, 2016 - 11:57am

Los Alamos High School senior Charlotte Leonard signs a National Letter of Intent Wednesday. She will be moving on to play soccer at the collegiate level at Western State Colorado University. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Bandelier Begins Celebration Of Two Centennials

on February 5, 2016 - 11:55am
BANDELIER News:
 
Back on Feb. 11, 1916, then-President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill authorizing the establishment of a beautiful but little-known park, rich in archeological sites and dramatic landscapes - Bandelier National Monument. Thursday is the 100th anniversary of that event, and the park is planning special events throughout the year to celebrate.
 
As Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said, "It is our honor and privilege to be stewards for Bandelier National Monument.

Customer Service Class With Laura Loy Feb. 23

on February 5, 2016 - 11:53am
UNMLA News:
 
In today’s competitive climate, you can’t afford to lose business due to poor customer service. Learn what it takes to provide and maintain quality customer service at a one-day class that is being offered through UNM-Los Alamos Community Education.
 
Providing Excellent Customer Service will be taught by Laura Loy, local businesswoman and UNM-LA instructor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
 
Loy says, “Customer service is a phrase we use regularly, but how often do we think about what actually goes into providing excellent customer service?

Former Los Alamos High School Students Prepare For Graduation From U.S. Naval Academy

on February 5, 2016 - 10:40am

Jodi Cull-Host of Los Alamos at the Naval Academy. Courtesy photo

Jacob Brown of Los Alamos at the Naval Academy. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After walking across the stage, receiving a diploma, moving a tassel and then tossing that mortarboard up in the air, people may wonder what comes next?

There are a multitude of paths high school graduates can take. Two recent Los Alamos High School graduates, Jodi Cull-Host and Jacob Brown, chose to travel east and attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Cull-Host and Brown graduated from Los Alamos High School in

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on February 5, 2016 - 10:06am
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Letter To The Editor: I Am Also A Victim

on February 5, 2016 - 10:06am

By LAHS Student

I am a victim of the nude photo scandal at the local high school. I however have a different view than that of the “Betrayed” news piece I read earlier today.

I, being a male, have been a victim. At least twice a week I have recieved nude photos from girls I didn't want. I tried to get away from them, changing my phone number, my Snapchat, my email address. They wouldn't stop.

These girls seem completely obsessed with me seeing pictures of their bodies. Never did they ask me if I wanted to receive them.

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Daily Postcard: Main Hill Sunset

on February 5, 2016 - 10:05am

Overlooking Pueblo Canyon from Main Hill late Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ed McDaris

Wildlife Art Class At Nature Center Feb. 17

on February 5, 2016 - 10:04am
Raven by Lisa Coddington
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering another way to connect with nature, through art. Lisa Coddington is teaching a wildlife drawing class from 10 a.m. to 2​ p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Participants will sketch animal specimens using different drawing techniques. Lisa will review foundational drawing skills and reinforce how to develop forms with light and shadow. She will also demonstrate a variety of techniques including graphite, charcoal, and watercolor washes.

Sunday's Cowboy Breakfast Canceled

on February 5, 2016 - 10:02am

Udall Statement Celebrating Black History Month

on February 5, 2016 - 9:02am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
SENATE News:
 
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
By JOEL M. WILLIAMS
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!
 

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House Committee Approves FY17 Budget

on February 5, 2016 - 8:25am

STATE News:

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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COMMUNITY News:

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

on February 4, 2016 - 1:52pm

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BETRAYAL

  • Students Speak Out About Dating Abuse; Deception At LAHS
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
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/ladailypost.com

 

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 www.txauction.com. Courtesy/U.S. Marshals Office

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

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

U.S. MARSHALS News:

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 www.txauction.com.

Most Wanted DWI Absconders

on February 4, 2016 - 12:45pm
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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
 
STATE News:
 
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
By ROBERT DRYJA

 

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

SPORTS News:

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

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