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Peer-To-Peer Grief Group Starts Wednesday

on February 14, 2017 - 3:40pm

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Heinrich Demands Answers On Trump Administration's Handling Of Classified Information

on February 14, 2017 - 2:34pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

In a letter sent to Acting Director of National Intelligence, Heinrich asks for answers regarding the process used to grant access to classified information.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, is calling into question the manner in which the Trump Administration has been accessing and handling sensitive and classified information.

“We’ve seen a pattern of carelessness and lack of accountability from this administration that puts our

Don Villa's Restaurant To Reopen In White Rock!

on February 14, 2017 - 2:02pm

The talk around town that Don Villa's Restaurant in White Rock has closed for good turns out to be false. Owner Geronimo Villa just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he intends to reopen his eatery at 11 Sherwood Blvd., next month. Villa explained that he temporarily closed his restaurant while he took care of a health issue but expects to be back on his feet very soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Burritos are a popular menu item at Don Villa's Restaurant in White Rock, which is set to reopen in March. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community Development Dept. Remodel Underway

on February 14, 2017 - 1:14pm

Workers with Santa Fe Specialties are renovating the Community Development Department's front office today inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. CDD Director Paul Andrus decided to launch the remodel to enhance customer access to the permitting section in the front of the office. The work is expected to be completed this week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

IRS: Avoid The Rush; Use Website For Quick Answers

on February 14, 2017 - 1:14pm
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently reminded taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of year for IRS toll-free phone services. Taxpayers can avoid the rush by getting answers to their questions on IRS.gov.
 
The IRS will be issuing an “Avoid the Rush” series of news releases that provide tips related to the most common questions asked by taxpayers during the February peak.
 
The IRS will staff its toll-free telephone service Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., callers’ local time, and Monday, Feb.
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Judge Orders Convicted Drug Trafficker Joshua Krepps Of Los Alamos To Spend Three Years In Prison

on February 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
Convicted drug trafficker Joshua Krepps listens to testimony by LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris prior to his sentencing Monday in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Assistant District Attorney Johnn Osborn in district court Monday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos
  • Local ‘One-man Crime Wave’ Gets Three Years In Prison

He said his concern is for LAPD officers responding to his residence, to the victims of these calls, and that having officers and mentors “having

Library Announces Spring Book Club Hillermania

on February 14, 2017 - 11:35am
Author Anne Hillerman at a previous book signing. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to talk to someone about the latest book you’re reading? The Los Alamos County Library System is coordinating just such an event with its Spring Book Club. The library is taking the opportunity to catch up on Anne Hillerman mysteries, Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock With Wings, so that when Hillerman comes out with her newest book they will be ready to roll.

The libraries have gotten several copies of the first two mysteries, in all kinds of formats, including large print, audiobook

History Of Cosmic Distance Measurements And Black Holes At Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on February 14, 2017 - 10:36am
 
PEEC News:
 
How do we know how far away the Sun is, or the stars?
 
Dr. Paul Arendt will discuss answers to this and other questions and explore the history of cosmic distance at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
 
This is the first show in a two-part series exploring the cosmic distance scale and the age of the Universe. The second show in this series is the following Friday, Feb. 24, where Dr. Rick Wallace continue the journey started by Dr. Paul Arendt in a show called Aging the Universe.
 
The film Black Holes will take attendees on a

projectY Hosts Book Reading For Kids Feb. 18

on February 14, 2017 - 10:31am

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LAMS Web Crew Leads Valentines For Veterans

on February 14, 2017 - 8:04am
The WEB Crew program at Los Alamos Middle School coordinated a Valentines for Veterans project. Their Thanks a Million campaign to send notes of thanks to those serving in the military also had some help from Los Alamos High School and the Taos Integrated School of the Arts. Packages were sent to six Topper alumni and two Pojoaque alumni. Courtesy photo
 
WEB Crew students were busy last week creating Valentines for Veterans, making care packages for six Topper alumni, two Pojoaque alumni and as a surprise on Valentine's Day, handmade Valentines for every 7th grade student at Los Alamos

Bill For Firefighters With PTSD Heads To House Floor

on February 14, 2017 - 8:03am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos participates in a Labor Committee meeting Monday voting in support of HB157 to provide support for firefighters suffering from PTSD. Photo by Michael Redondo

STATE News:

  • HB157 Establishes PTSD as Disease that May Result from Firefighters’ Duties

After passing the House Labor and Economic Development Committee Monday, House Bill 157, legislation that establishes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a disease that—when diagnosed in a firefighter without previous health issues—can be presumed to have been caused by the firefighter’s service, now heads to

Letter To The Editor: Let's All Voice Support For Two Bills Aimed At Protecting New Mexico Wildlife

on February 14, 2017 - 7:39am
By BETTE KORBER
Los Alamos

At 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, New Mexico’s Senate Conservation Committee will hear two bills aimed at protecting wildlife here in New Mexico.

Senate Bill 286, which will ban the use of traps and poisons on our public lands, was introduced by Sen. Pete Campos (D-Las Vegas) and Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs). Currently, traps and poisons can be left not far from public trails, are random in their damage, and put wildlife, endangered species and even pets at risk.

Senate Bill 268, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn (D-Las Cruces) and Sen.

LACF: Nonprofit Strategic Planning Training Thursday

on February 14, 2017 - 7:37am
LACF News:
 
Los Alamos Community Foundation continues its series of nonprofit training opportunities this week with a Thursday evening session devoted to strategic planning.
 
During her tenure as PEEC’s board president, Felicia Orth facilitated the development of PEEC’s strategic plan. This Thursday, she will lead a compact yet informative training session to share how strategic planning can be used to benefit nonprofit organizations.
 
Strategic Planning for the Time-Challenged
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Bldg. 2 Lecture Hall, UNM-LA 
 
Orth will speak about the importance of

Environmental Sustainability Board Presents Brush/Bulk Recommendations To Council 6 p.m. Today

on February 14, 2017 - 6:52am

COUNTY News:

The Environmental Sustainability Board is presenting its recommendation for the Brush/Bulk Item quarterly collection program to the Los Alamos County Council at the 6 p.m. Council meeting today in Council Chambers.

The members of the ESB and staff from Los Alamos County Environmental Services spent more than a year collecting data and community input to put this proposal together for the County Council to review.

The intent of this plan is to satisfy the challenges presented to the ESB board, while addressing concerns about the current program and its future.

The meeting is

Local GOP Meets At UNM-LA Thursday

on February 14, 2017 - 6:35am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites all republicans to attend its monthly meeting this Thursday at the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Building 5) at UNM-LA.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with light refreshments followed by a presentation by Dr. Lisa Shin on her experience at the Republican National Convention and the Presidential Inauguration.

Letter To The Editor: Don't Give Up Constitutional Rights For Promise Of Security

on February 14, 2017 - 6:29am
By JAMES FOLEY
Los Alamos

I am a little frustrated with politicians that believe our constitutional rights are worth giving up for the promise of security. There are too many of these laws that require you to give up your rights to be safer.

The reality is if you buy into to what they are selling, you lose your rights for little or no improvement in security. Politicians and lobbyists try to convince you that there is a big problem and they have the answer. They are using fear to get you to do something they want you to do.

DNCU Donates $5,000 To ShelterNow! Project

on February 14, 2017 - 6:25am
Del Norte Credit Union staff present $5,000 to the ShelterNow! group. Holding the big check is DNCU VP of Marketing Kim Currie, left, and Executive Director Melynn Schuyler of ¡YouthWorks!, right. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News: 

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a contribution of $5,000 to ¡YouthWorks! for its ShelterNow! project to house homeless young people.

DNCU was inspired to meet a challenge grant provided by the Kind World Foundation to the project.

“We are excited to be able to contribute to this vital

Valentine's Day Contest Winner Announced

on February 14, 2017 - 6:11am
Sonja Salzman and her husband Dave Keller. Courtesy photo
 
Sonja Salzman is the winner of the Los Alamos Daily Post Valentine's Day Story Contest. She wrote about her friend Kara who received a devastating blow one Valentine's Day and a miracle on another Valentine's Day. Salzman will receive a dinner for two at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos and a bouquet of flowers. Here is her story:
 
A Forever Family
 
By SONJA SALZMAN
Los Alamos
 
It all ended on Valentines Day.
 
Kara had been dating Richard for over three years, and that night they were going out for dinner
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Daily Postcard: Full Moon Rising Over Sangres

on February 14, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: A full moon rises above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as seen Friday night from Anderson Overlook in Los Alamos. Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Photo Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Attorney General Balderas: Protect New Mexico Kids By Banning Conversion Therapy

on February 13, 2017 - 8:52pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

SANTA FE -- Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee that convened this afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his support for SB 121, legislation that would ban the practice of “conversion therapy” for minors in New Mexico.

The so-called “therapy” involves the systematic shaming and humiliation of gender non-conforming children in order to instill self-hatred. This discredited practice is not based on medical science--it is based on prejudice.

DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation

on February 13, 2017 - 8:15pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After months of public pressure, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed factually inaccurate information from its website.
 
The change comes after Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, filed a legal request with the Department of Justice last year demanding that the DEA immediately update and remove factually inaccurate information about cannabis from their website and materials.
 
Americans for Safe Access argued that the more than

Los Alamos Residents Support Cancer Foundation

on February 13, 2017 - 8:11pm

Los Alamos residents attend Saturday night's Cancer Foundation of New Mexico's 12 Annual Sweetheart Auction at the Convention Center in Santa Fe, from left, Liz Cavasos of New Mexico Bank & Trust, DonTaylor of Don Taylor Photography, Mary Beth Maassen of Los Alamos Medical Center, Scott Wallace and Lisa Wallace of LAMC, Jim Streits of Los Alamos Public Schools, Kristy Ortega of United Way, Jacque Carroll of LAMC and Chris Ortega of ReMax of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Actress Ali MacGraw,

GOP Women Meet At Roundhouse Friday

on February 13, 2017 - 7:56pm
LAFRW News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) will be having a day out this Friday, Feb. 17.

They will join the NMFRW at the Roundhouse followed by lunch and a tour of the New Mexico Supreme Court Building.

Anyone interested should send an email to losalamosfrw@gmail.com, for more information.

Letter To The Editor: Don't Like It ... Then Leave It!

on February 13, 2017 - 7:35pm
By GERALD M. ANTOS
Los Alamos
 
Dr. Reilly,
 
When will you realize that you should leave the USA for the simple fact that if you don't like it ... then leave it! (link).
 
Nuff said!

House Committee Passes Memorial To Help Prevent Animal Abuse And Family Violence

on February 13, 2017 - 7:29pm
Rep. Jim Dines

STATE News:

 
SANTA FE The House Health and Human Services Committee has unanimously approved House Joint Memorial 6 sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines (R-Bernalillo).
 
The memorial requests that the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) consider training their providers on the connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence.
 
“Research clearly shows that animal abuse is an important indicator of other abuse that may be occurring in a home,” Dines said.

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