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Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map For Voyagers’ Galactic Trek

on January 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Artist’s rendition of Voyager 1’s View of  the Solar System. NASA

NASA News:

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map — by measuring the material along the probes’ trajectories as they move through space.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Getting Eaten By Zombies

on January 15, 2017 - 7:03am

By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO
Los Alamos  


The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)

Every parent who has more than one child and a video game console has heard phrases like, “Turn around and push X,” or “You’re going the wrong way, the zombies are going to eat you!” Don’t forget the infamous, “Here, let me do it for you!”

It’s funny (or not), but as I listened to my oldest son get frustrated at my youngest daughter, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my brothers and me playing Contra and doing the same thing.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds Over Sangres

on January 15, 2017 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Lenticular cloud formations spotted Tuesday floating over the Sangres de Cristo Mountains. Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Weather Update: Widespread Heavy Rain And Snow

on January 14, 2017 - 10:22pm
 
 
NWS News:
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that weather conditions will continue to deteriorate across the region through tonight as a potent upper level storm system approaches from Arizona.
 
Widespread heavy rainfall is still expected to impact the lower elevations through Sunday while very heavy snow impacts the higher terrain.
 
Widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches will likely create some minor to moderate rises on arroyos and small streams, as well as the Pecos River.

Darryl Sugar Re-enters School Board Race

on January 14, 2017 - 5:31pm

Darryl Sugar in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom this afternoon announced he has re-entered the school board race. He is running in the Chamisa District against Stephen Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Retired medical doctor Darryl Sugar has decided to re-enter the race for Los Alamos School Board. Citing time constraints, he withdrew from the two-person race in the Chamisa District through an email he submitted Thursday to the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Sugar stopped by the newspaper office this afternoon and explained his

Peanuts Gang Grows Up Hard In First Rate Production Of 'Dog Sees God' At LALT's Performing Arts Center

on January 14, 2017 - 3:38pm

The friends party hard in 'Dog Sees God'. Photo by Larry Gibbons

CB (Stuart Rupprecht) ponders the death of his beloved Beagle. Photo by Larry Gibbons

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center. The play, written by Bert V. Royal presents the Peanuts gang from the comic strip during their teenage years. Sex, drugs and rock and roll have hit them hard and they aren’t ready. CB (guess who?) is at the center of the story.

Royal’s reimagining of these familiar

Peek Inside Blue Window Bistro Now Open In New Location In Downtown Los Alamos!

on January 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

Blue Window Bistro opens for business Wednesday at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Read the full story later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster talks about her retaurant Friday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo

The Blue Window Bistro served its last meal Friday, Jan. 6 Friday at its old location and began serving lunch Wednesday, Jan. 11 at its new location on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Welcoming guests for lunch Thursday at the new

Watch State Of The State Address Live Tuesday

on January 14, 2017 - 10:02am

KNME-TV News:

Tuesday, Jan. 17, New Mexico PBS (KNME-TV) will carry New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's State of the State address live from the Roundhouse in Santa Fe – both online and televised.

Watch online streaming of the opening of the 2017 legislative session at www.NewMexicoInFocus.org, followed by the governor's address:

 

  • Noon – 2017 Legislative Session

Ch. 5.1 will begin the Online Live Stream at www.NewMexicoInFocus.org

  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Governor's State of the State Address

New Mexico Gov.

‘Moving Day’ At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Friday Morning

on January 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Doug Hintze, ​manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos office compares notes with Pete Maggiore of the National Nuclear Security Administrations Los Alamos office during Friday's RCLN meeting in Española. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities opened its board meeting Friday with a moving tribute to former Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, who stepped down from the board as secretary-treasurer.

Kristin Henderson honored at Friday's RCLC meeting. Photo by Roger

Santa Fe National Forest To Host Another Round Of Public Meetings On Forest Plan Revision

on January 14, 2017 - 9:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will host 10 public meetings and a two-day technical meeting between Jan. 17 and Feb. 9, 2017, as part of the multi-year effort to revise the comprehensive plan that will guide forest management, use and protection for the next 10 to 15 years.
 
This round of public meetings will give members of the public an opportunity to discuss and comment on initial plan components and the draft wilderness evaluation maps. 
 
Initial plan components have been drafted for all resource areas, including vegetation, fire and fuels, wildlife,

IRS Asks Who Will Prepare Your Tax Return?

on January 14, 2017 - 9:01am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  As the start of tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return.
 
The IRS will begin processing tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23. Many software companies and tax professionals will accept and submit tax returns before the IRS systems open on Jan. 23.
 
In 2016, more than 131 million individual and family tax returns were e-filed, the most accurate, safest and easiest way to file.
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Pereyra: Governor, I Implore You To Find Alternatives To Cuts In Education

on January 14, 2017 - 9:00am
By RAMIRO PEREYRA
Los Alamos
 
Today, I began to hear more and more about the proposed cuts to education and state employees.
 
It breaks my heart to think that so many will be effected by these cuts and many of those individuals are those educating the future of America. I have worked in the public schools for two years now and the pay is not the best.
 
Individuals in the education profession do not educate for the money, but because we are passionate.

Taiji And Qigong Classes Begin Jan. 21

on January 14, 2017 - 8:58am

Obama Designates Five New National Monuments

on January 14, 2017 - 8:43am
CLF News:
 
DURANGO, Colo.  The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds the five national monument designations and the announcement of efforts to make the country's parks and monuments more inclusive for all Americans.
 
“President Obama is an exceptional conservationist. His actions to safeguard America’s natural, cultural and historic sites have been heroic. Our nation will look back on his achievements with admiration, and celebrate these national monuments for generations,” said Brian O’Donnell, executive director of the Conservation Lands Foundation.

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Ripples Across Sky

on January 14, 2017 - 8:35am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise ripples across the sky recently in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

AG Balderas Issues Statement On EPA's Refusal To Take Full Responsibility For Gold King Mine Spill

on January 13, 2017 - 11:04pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement that the agency will not take full responsibility for the Gold King Mine spill:

“New Mexico’s children, families and economy have already been devastated by the EPA’s horrific actions, and now the EPA is revictimizing our state and the Navajo Nation with its reckless refusal to take full responsibility for the toxic Gold King Mine spill.

Gov. Appoints David Jablonski Corrections Secretary

on January 13, 2017 - 5:41pm

NMCD Cabinet Secretary David Jablonski

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of David Jablonski as cabinet secretary of the Corrections Department (NMCD) following a three month tenure as acting secretary. Jablonski brings more than 18 years of state and federal law enforcement and corrections leadership experience to the department.

“Throughout his long career in public service, David has shown time and again that no challenge is too difficult to overcome and no problem too hard to solve,” Governor Susana Martinez said.

'Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead' Opens At LALT Performing Arts Center Tonight!

on January 13, 2017 - 5:14pm
The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', which opens at 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" opens tonight, Jan. 13, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Jan. 28, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Jan. 22.

Theatre can span the gamut of human experience — it can be hilarious, enlightening, heart wrenching or disturbing.

In “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,”

Alert: Citizen Finds Cash ... Turns Over To Police

on January 13, 2017 - 5:05pm

Random sample of a bag of cash (not the cash found by citizen). Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

An undisclosed amount of money was located by a citizen and brought to the Los Alamos Police Department.

So far, no one has contacted the police department concerning their loss. Police urge anyone who lost this money, to call or stop by the police department and describe what kind and how much money they lost to include the type of packaging it was in.

Upon receiving this information, and confirmation of its rightful owner, the money can be claimed.

County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on January 13, 2017 - 4:39pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meets at noon Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Conference Room Suite 150 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda:

I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 12:00 p.m. ( 5 min)

  • A. Call to Order/Introductions All
  • B. Approval of Today’s Agenda All
  • C. Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes All
  • D. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II. PENDING PROJECTS, 12:05 p.m. (20 min)

  • A. Legistar Deadlines/Streaming Update Perry Rutherford
  • B. Board Terms and Vacancy Status Ryn Herrmann
  • C. FY18 LTAB Workplan Kelly Stewart
  • D. Short Term Rentals Ryn Herrmann
  • E.

Heinrich Questions Defense Secretary Nominee On Threats To U.S., Temperament Of Trump Administration, Nuclear Weapons, National Labs

on January 13, 2017 - 4:17pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), questioned President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense Retired General James Mattis, Thursday during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.
 
Heinrich asked Mattis about the key threats to the security of the United States. Mattis replied, "I would consider the principle threats to start with Russia."
 
 
Earlier in the hearing, Heinrich invoked the Cuban

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico React To Governor Martinez’s Budget Proposal

on January 13, 2017 - 4:14pm
By STEPHANIE LY, President
American Federation of Teachers New Mexico
 
Yesterday, Gov. Martinez released her proposed budget to address the projected historic $69 million gap in our State finances, and in typical fashion, she peppered citizens with neatly-packaged sound bites whilst ignoring the serious realities facing our State. She continues to believe it is more important cut jobs and give tax cuts than for the ability of the citizens she governs to put food on the table and a roof over their head.
 
Blaming others for the shortfall instead of taking accountability for her actions,

McQuiston: What To Consider Before You Commit To Non-Profit Board

on January 13, 2017 - 4:09pm
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
I was having a conversation with one of my clients about serving on a newly formed non-profit. 
 
He was all excited about helping out this wonderful new endeavor. But I told him there are risks involved anytime you try be a good guy. I did some research and found an article I tailored to reflect my views.
 
Community involvement can be a rewarding experience. It offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in the community where you live and work.
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Community Invited To Tour High School Music Wing And Topper Freshman Academy Jan. 17-18

on January 13, 2017 - 4:05pm

One of seven new student practice rooms, carpeted and outfitted for optimum acoustics. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The community is invited to tour the newly remodeled Los Alamos High School Music Wing and Topper Freshman Academy at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 or 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Tours will begin in the High School Lobby.

The music wing is used for high school and community choir, band, orchestra, dance and theater rehearsals. All interior spaces were renovated, including the addition of seven practice rooms and dedicated storage areas for instruments and music.

For the Topper

Los Alamos Nature Center Open MLK Holiday Weekend

on January 13, 2017 - 7:37am
Visit the nature center animals and explore the engaging exhibits at the Los Alamos Nature Center this holiday weekend. Photo by Beth Cortright
 
PEEC News:
 
This weekend is a great time to enjoy nature, and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help. The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
 
This is a great day to visit the animals, use the Los Alamos Trails App to find a fun hike, pick up a Passport to the Pajarito Plateau prizes, or build great memories with family and friends in the Satch and George Cowan Children's Discovery Area.

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