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LAHS Science and Engineering Fair Winners Awarded Coveted Spots on State Delegation

on April 11, 2014 - 7:41am

LAHS Science and Engineering Fair winners from left, William Sidley-Parker, Jovan Zhang, Coleman Kendrick, Sven Januar and Esteban Abeyta. Not pictured, Ashvini Vaidya. Photo by Brian Kendrick

LAHS News:

Two Los Alamos High School science and engineering fair exhibits were chosen from among the best of the best at the 62nd annual New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair last weekend at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Coleman Kendrick and team Jovan Zhang, William Sidley-Parker and Sven Jandura were awarded coveted spots on the New Mexico state delegation.

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IRS Aggressively Goes After Tax Crooks

on April 11, 2014 - 7:38am

IRS News:

IRS Criminal Investigation Enforcement Actions Underway Across the Nation

PHOENIXAs the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Thursday it has started more than 200 new investigations this filing season into identity theft and refund fraud schemes.

IRS Criminal Investigation has started 295 new identity theft investigations since January, pushing the number of active cases to more than 1,800.

The coast-to-coast effort by Criminal Investigation is underway as part of a larger effort at the IRS to combat identity theft and refund fraud by

Local Pastor is Guest Speaker on Talk Radio Show

on April 11, 2014 - 7:11am

RELIGIOUS News:

Issues, Etc. talk radio is airing a Holy Week Special Series. Pastor Brian Kachelmeier of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Alamos is one of the guests on the show and will talk about the topic "The Passion of the Christ According to Isaiah." 

Holy Week Topics:

  • "The Upper Room" - Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary
  • "The Garden of Gethsemane" - Pr. Peter Bender of Concordia Catechetical Academy
  • "The Trials of Jesus" - Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colo.
  • "The Passion of Christ According to Isaiah" - Pr.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Urges APD to Accept All DOJ Recommendations

on April 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Albuquerque Police Department.

“The Albuquerque community has waited a long time – too long – for someone to acknowledge and take decisive action against the violence we’re all witnessing. The DOJ has confirmed longstanding allegations that the department has used excessive force and violated civil rights.

“After being briefed by the DOJ, I am confident that we are headed toward a

Democrats Meet April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos

on April 10, 2014 - 9:30pm
DPLA News:
 
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
The group will discuss the upcoming JFK Dinner, listen to state candidates and talk about election plans.  
 
All Democrats are encouraged to attend.
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Utilities Board Taps Tim Glasco to Lead Los Alamos DPU

on April 10, 2014 - 9:16pm

Tim Glasco

Board of Public Utilities Vice Chair Chris Ortega announced today that the Board selected Tim Glasco to lead the Department of Public Utilities, as Utilities Manager. 

The Board’s selection will go to Los Alamos County Council April 29 for approval. If approved, Glasco will replace Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith who plans to retire from the Department in July. 

Approximately 25 applications from around the country were received for the Utilities Manager position. Applications were screened by the Board, the Council Liaison and County Administrator Harry Burgess.

This group

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Walkup Aquatic Center Busy 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday

on April 10, 2014 - 1:44pm

The Walkup Aquatic Center will be very busy with kids Friday. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Walkup Aquatic Center will host 275 4th and 5th grade recreation swimmers 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 11. The pool will be extremely busy during that time period.

Both the obstacle course and the diving boards will be open.

Kids will pack the pool 9:30-11:30 a.m., Friday at the Walkup Aquatic Center. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 3 To April 9, 2014

on April 10, 2014 - 12:13pm

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.

 

JONATHON KLEBESADEL

April 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jonathon Klebesadel, 22, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged him with possession of marijuana.

 

 

JORDAN MILLER

April 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jordan Miller, 19, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged her with possession of marijuana.

April 4 at 7:48 a.m.

Uli's Cottontails Hosts Spring Fashion Show

on April 10, 2014 - 11:23am
Uli of Uli's Cottontails, right, hosted a fashion show in March at 800 Trinity Dr., to show off her spring line. Uli's has stores at 800 Trinity Dr., Suite G in Los Alamos and 208 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe. For information, call 505.662.4558. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Models show off the latest spring fashions at Uli's Cottontails. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Zia Award Honors Three Outstanding Children’s Book Authors

on April 10, 2014 - 11:21am

NMPW News:

Four outstanding New Mexico women writers will be honored for their children’s books on Saturday, April 26, at noon at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces as part of the New Mexico Press Women’s annual conference.

 The 2014 Zia Book Award finalists for the Picture Book category are (in alphabetical order) Kitten Caboodle, written by Paige Grant and illustrated by Lisa Williams, and Tia’s Tamales, written by Ana Baca and illustrated by Noël Chilton. The finalists in the Youth category are (in alphabetical order) Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story by Anne Weaver and

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TOTH: Connect with the World

on April 10, 2014 - 11:19am

Connect with the World

By LISA-JO DUNHAM
TOTH

Connect your own life with those around you. What could be more meaningful than to spend time with family and friends instead of gluing your eyes and mind on a phone or iPad?

Connect with us with Praise and Worship Sunday evening. Laurie Triplett will be talking about how many people wonder how a loving God could require that Jesus' blood be shed to make up for our sins.

Co+op TerraCycle Program Supports Local Nonprofits

on April 10, 2014 - 10:45am

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market’s TerraCycle program raised $405 over the last year for local nonprofits including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Friends of the Shelter.

PEEC received $135 and the Friends of the Shelter received $270. 

Each year the Co+op invites customers, staff and volunteers to vote for recipients of the TerraCycle funds. The Co+op’s TerraCycle program is made possible by Co+op volunteers.

TerraCycle, a company seeking to eliminate the idea of waste, turns items previously considered trash into desirable products including park benches

LAHS Annual Spring Invite Tees Off Monday

on April 10, 2014 - 10:21am

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School Golf's annual Spring Invite is set with a 9 a.m. shotgun Monday, April 14.

Coach Mike Lippiatt said there is a pretty light field this year.

"We had a bunch of teams signed up over one month ago but now this week a lot of the coaches are emailing me, telling me they forgot next week was their schools spring break ... so they’re dropping out," he said. "I’m pretty sure some spring breaks changed this year because we’ve had our spring invite on the same Monday for the past four years and we’ve never had this conflict."

There will still be seven to nine

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Check Out New Issue of National Security Science Magazine

on April 10, 2014 - 10:10am

Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The new issue of National Security Science magazine is available on the Los Alamos National Laboratory website here.
 
National Security Science magazine showcases the breadth and depth of the Laboratory's scientific and technical work to policy makers, the general public, academia, and scientific and technical experts.
 
In this issue:
  • Are we in the Second Nuclear Age? Is it really more dangerous than the Cold War?
  • Los Alamos nuclear-weapons designers speak frankly about the challenges they face in the Stockpile Stewardship Program: risk aversion, bureaucracy, too few

School Board Meets 5 p.m. Tuesday

on April 10, 2014 - 10:01am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a Regular School Board meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building,  2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V. 

The agenda includes:

  • Closure of meeting to enter into an Executive Session;
  • Reconvening of Regular School Board meeting;
  • Recognition by the Board;
  • Student Council Report;
  • Public comment;
  • Routine business;
  • Presentations and recommendations of the superintendent and information for the Board;
  • Unfinished business;
  • Board requested discussion or action;
  • Future business; and
  • Adjournment.
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Letter to the Editor: Let's Talk About APD

on April 10, 2014 - 9:31am
By PATRICK DAVIS
Progress Now NM

Let's talk about the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) ... 37 shootings, some justified, some likely not.

Everyone has an opinion and everyone agrees: it’s time for a different approach ... 37 shootings.

Atomic Heritage Foundation Launches 'Ranger in Your Pocket' Website

on April 10, 2014 - 8:42am
Ranger in Your Pocket website. Courtesy/AHF

AHF News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Heritage tourists around the world are now able to tour the historic B Reactor and learn about life at the Hanford site on a new website. “Ranger in Your Pocket,” launched Wednesday at RangerInYourPocket.org. The website features dozens of first-hand accounts of working on the top-secret Manhattan Project from solving the mysterious “poisoning” of the B Reactor to enduring the “termination winds.”   

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has created a powerful new interpretive tool called “Ranger in Your Pocket,” based

Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

on April 10, 2014 - 8:32am

Sen. Tom Udall

CONGRESSIONAL News:

ALBUQUERQUE. – Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Staff for Udall will also host several information sessions throughout the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying. In northern New Mexico, the session is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Santa Fe High School at 2100 Yucca St.

Four of the five service academies – the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S.

New Mentoring Program ‘Reach and Rise’ Offered at YMCA

on April 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Aaron Purtzer speaks about the 'Reach and Rise' mentoring program to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club
 
By CHARMIAN O. SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

There’s a new group of helpers for young people in Los Alamos County. Aaron Purtzer, director of “Reach and Rise” at the YMCA, briefed the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos recently on a new program for “therapeutic mentoring.”

In a talk to the Club April 1, Purtzer, a social worker, said he moved to Los Alamos from Richland, Wash., in January.

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AAUW Hosts Equal Pay Day Event at Farmer's Market Today

on April 10, 2014 - 7:53am

AAUW News:

The American Association of University Women, AAUW-Los Alamos will hold an Equal Pay Day event at the last indoors Framer's Market of the season, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, April 10 at Fuller Lodge.

Members will distribute free the 2014 edition of "The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap" with the newest data on the gap between men's and women's pay in this country.  

Equal Pay day was April 8, and is the symbolic day when women who worked all of 2013 finally catch up with the pay earned by men who worked last year.

NNSA Announces Recipient of $25 Million Grant to Improve Nuclear Arms Control Verification Technology

on April 10, 2014 - 7:46am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development March 31 announced the award of a $25 million grant to a consortium, which includes Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), for research and development (R&D) in nuclear arms control verification technologies, including nuclear safeguards effectiveness.
 
The long-term investment will support the consortium, led by the University of Michigan, at $5 million per year for five years.

Los Alamos Police Issue Fraud Alert

on April 9, 2014 - 8:49pm

POLICE Alert:

It has come to the attention of the Los Alamos County Police Department that a male using various names is posing as a police officer of Los Alamos County, Santa Fe County and other police agencies. The male is calling residences, usually home phones, using different stories coercing the people he is calling into transferring money to him over the phone or computer.

The common false stories he is using include:

  • "You have missed court or mandatory jury duty and now have a warrant for your arrest."
  • "We have your son/daughter/grandchild/spouse in custody and in order to get

Letter to the Editor: We Want To Deal With Film Crew Issues Immediately

on April 9, 2014 - 8:22pm
By JON HENDRY, Business Agent
IATSE Local 480, Film Technicians of New Mexico
 
I read with interest the recent letters to the editor about filming in Los Alamos. I would have thought the argument that economic development creating high paying jobs and opportunities for New Mexicans may cause inconvenience would not fly in Los Alamos.
 
I could argue the benefits to the County, but I’ll let the New Mexico Film office address that issue.
 
There is no excuse for bad behavior or attitude on behalf of film crews.
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FBI Alert: Man With Gun Robs Santa Fe Bank

on April 9, 2014 - 8:07pm

FBI News:

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are looking for a man who robbed First National Bank of Santa Fe today at 516 W. Cordova Road in Santa Fe.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20s, approximately 6' tall, with a slender to medium build. The man's face was covered by a black bandana with a white pattern. He wore a dark blue or black hoodie with a white logo and writing on the front that included the words "Santa Fe;" maroon sweat pants, white gloves, sunglasses and white tennis shoes.

Witnesses say the suspect walked into the bank at approximately 10 a.m.

Up in the Air on Bathtub Row

on April 9, 2014 - 1:20pm
Adrian Herrera of A Tree Works cuts down a dead locust tree aat the Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row this week. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
 
Adrian Herrera cutting limbs high in the air on Bathtub Row. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
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