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Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell Charged With Grand Theft And Scheme To Defraud

on August 21, 2015 - 2:31pm

Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell. Photo/Personal Profile Page

Staff Report

Police in Miami have arrested former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell and charged him with grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.

According to court documents, Kimbrell used his corporate credit card, which belonged to the airline’s parent company Pacific Wings, to make $22,791 in fraudulent purchases between January 2014 and January 2015.

Los Alamos County severed ties with New Mexico Airlines in January.

NNMC Men's & Women's Basketball Teams Spending 10 Months In Los Alamos

on August 21, 2015 - 1:56pm

Front row from left, Coach Ryan Cordova, DaeShawn Baker, Jermaine Wilkins, Larry Morinia, Demetria Clichee, Shania Harry, Rachelle Blackgoat, Shayna Porter, Monica Trujillo, Coach Mario Caetano. Back row from left, Seddrick Robinson, Joseph Brooks, Elijah Neumann, James Mulheron, AJ Peralta, LaKeshia Padilla, Francine Clark, Coach Tony Gallegos, PPM Property Manager Mike Lippiatt. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Plateau Property Management and CAP investors in Los Alamos are housing the Northern New Mexico College men's and women's

Truck Driver Takes Out Light Pole Near Roundabout

on August 21, 2015 - 1:09pm

A man driving an over-sized truck on Diamond Drive Thursday evening miscalculated his girth and took out a tall streetlight at San Ildefonso Road. Police cited the driver with making an improper turn. Photo by Marisa Monreal

 

Hazy Los Alamos Sky From Western Fires

on August 21, 2015 - 12:43pm

Hazy skies. Courtesy photo

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department explains that the smoky haze occurring in the sky over Los Alamos is coming from fires burning in the western states.

"We're getting into the Fall pattern and the jet stream is pulling all the smoke from fires in Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon and Colorado right through Los Alamos," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

Los Alamos MainStreet Awarded Spirit Of Preservation

on August 21, 2015 - 11:38am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program. Courtesy photo

LA MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet recently received the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program for its advocacy of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

New Mexico MainStreets gathered in Artesia, Aug. 13, with local affiliates and public and private partners to celebrate 30 years of MainStreet’s economic development and revitalization efforts in New Mexico.

“Governor Susana Martinez and I have

Tour This Weekend’s Top Open Houses!

on August 21, 2015 - 11:26am

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!

Laboratory Looking Into Employee Email Addresses Linked To Ashley Madison Website

on August 21, 2015 - 11:25am

Staff Report

Hackers made good Tuesday on their threat to release 9.7 gigabytes of account and credit card information from 37 million users of Ashley Madison, a dating website marketed at would-be adulterers.

Five of the email addresses released in the data dump are Los Alamos National Laboratory email addresses.

“The Lab is aware of the Ashley Madison hack involving LANL email addresses. We take the matter seriously and are looking into the matter,” a LANL spokesman said.

Cyber security experts are making it clear that just because these email addresses were apparently used to register

New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail Wins Top Honor In USA Today’s '10Best' Readers’ Choice Awards!

on August 21, 2015 - 10:31am

Chile Cheeseburger. Courtesy/New Mexico True

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department announced today that its New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail has been honored with the top spot in the “Best Food Trail” category by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Beating out 19 other tough contenders like the Mississippi Seafood Trail, Oregon Cheese Trail and Arizona Salsa Trail, the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail remained in the top spot during most of the voting period, proving that readers know nothing in the nation beats a juicy, spicy New Mexico green chile

100 Women Who Care Raise $20K To Help Community

on August 21, 2015 - 10:08am

100 Women Who Care celebrate at a special event Thursday that raised $10,000 and another $10,000 match from the United Way of Northern New Mexico. The women will donate the $20,000 toward a behavioral health initiative in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

100 Women Who Care Co-founder and United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega speaks about the many possibilities that exist for this newly founded group and how its efforts can help the community in a powerful way. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

100 Women Who Care Co-founder Dr.
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Relay For Life Starts At Ashley Pond Park Tonight

on August 21, 2015 - 10:07am
Memorial luminarias are placed at the 2014 Relay for life. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

COMMUNITY News:

The long-awaited Los Alamos Relay for Life begins with an Opening Celebration Ceremony recognizing cancer survivors and their caregivers at 6 p.m. tonight at Ashley Pond.

Feliciano Jiron, CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC), and Manuel Luna, community manager for Great West Division of the American Cancer Society (ACS) will welcome cancer survivors, caregivers, and everyone who shows up in support of the Los Alamos Relay for Life.

The Los Alamos High School Marching

Red Elvises Play Summer Concert Tonight At Pond

on August 21, 2015 - 8:18am
The Red Elvises. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Series

The Red Elvises return to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today for a free concert.

Opening the show around 6:30 p.m. will be the fabulous Los Alamos marching band, the Hillstompers. The Hillstompers will also play when the Red Elvises take a break. The Red Elvises is Los Alamos' favorite band. You disagree? C'mon out and check out this great party band as they play Russian surf-rock, Russian and Eastern European folk rock, Russian and Santa Monica “rokenroll.”

They also perform a very unique country and disco.

Woman Attempts To Rob Bank Of America

on August 21, 2015 - 8:16am
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a woman who attempted to rob a Bank of America branch Friday, Aug. 14.
 
The suspect is described as a white female, about 45-55 years old, approximately 5’1” to 5’5” tall, and weighing about 175 to 185 pounds.
 
She wore a blue short-sleeved shirt with a white logo on the chest and sunglasses hanging from the collar, a tan fishing hat, jeans, white shoes and black gloves. She carried a bag with a strap over her shoulder.
 
Witnesses said the suspect walked into the bank at approximately 2:22 p.m.

YMCA Offers Belay Class Aug. 22-23

on August 21, 2015 - 8:13am

NMED Proposes Repeal Of 20.2.36 NMAC Sulfur Limits

on August 21, 2015 - 8:11am
NMED News:
 
After review and evaluation, the New Mexico Environment DepartmentAir Quality Bureau proposes to repeal 20.2.36 NMAC, Petroleum RefinerySulfur (Part 36).
 
A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18, in Santa Fe. Part 36 was adopted in 1974 and establishes sulfur limits (sulfur recovery standards) and other requirements for existing and new petroleum refineries. 

The rule was identified in the November 2012 Improving Environmental Permitting Report as a rule for potential revision or repeal. 

The NMED will host informational open houses on the proposed repeal of 20.2.36 NMAC

United Church Hosts Community Open House Aug. 23

on August 21, 2015 - 8:05am
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos will host community Open House 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23.
 
The community is invited to see the result of the church's capital improvements over the last four years.
 
For more information, all 505.662.2971 or visit the United Church website.

IRS: Check Out Back-To-School College Tax Benefits

on August 21, 2015 - 8:03am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  With another school year just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service  reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns.
 
In general, the American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit (http://www.irs.gov/) is available to taxpayers who pay qualifying expenses for an eligible student.
 
Eligible students include the taxpayer, spouse and dependents.

American Legion Post 90 Supports Op Christmas Child

on August 21, 2015 - 8:02am
AMERICAN LEGION News:
 
American Legion Post 90 of Los Alamos is supporting Operation Christmas Child, a shoe box ministry of many churches across the United States.
 
The Post is purchasing 50 inflatable soccer balls to go with the ones provided by White Rock Presbyterian Church.
 
Each year Mary Medendorp heads up the effort to collect shoe boxes to be packed with pens, pencils, writing paper, crayolas, water colors, small stuffed animals, dolls and more. The soccer balls will be packed with a pump to bring the ball to life.
 
In one instance for a young boy in a third world country, this was a
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Dist. Gov. Tom Walker Visits Los Alamos Rotarians

on August 21, 2015 - 7:55am

Dist. Gov. Tom Walker, center, visits Los Alamos Rotarians and future members of STARS during a meeting of the Rotary STARS Wednesday evening at the Blue Window Bistro. Learn more about STARS at https://www.facebook.com/RotarySTARS. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dist. Gov. Tom Walker dines Wednesday evening on the patio at the Blue Window Bistro with Los Alamos Rotarians and future members of Rotary STARS. For information about STARS, visit https://www.facebook.com/RotarySTARS. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Author David Stuart Speaks On Chaco History Thursday

on August 21, 2015 - 7:39am

David Stuart

MPL News:

Author David Stuart, one of the foremost experts on Chacoan culture, brings his latest discoveries to Mesa Public Library Thursday as part of the monthly Authors Speak series.

The talk will take place at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Stuart is an internationally recognized anthropologist whose most cited books are Prehistoric New Mexico, Anasazi America, The Guaymas Chronicles, and the recently released Ancient People of the Pajarito Plateau. He earned his Ph.D.

Art Market At Ohkay Owingeh Aug. 29

on August 21, 2015 - 7:35am

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New Santa Fe Institute Director David Krakauer Has No Plans To Keep A Low Profile

on August 20, 2015 - 4:04pm

New SFI President David Krakauer wants to move the organization beyond first gear. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

David Krakauer’s tenure as president of the Santa Fe Institute is barely three weeks old, but he is already maneuvering to shake things up.

On Wednesday, Krakauer invited a score or so of media types for an open-ended discussion at the Cowan Campus in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking Santa Fe.

Walnut Street Fire Hydrant Installed, Water Back On

on August 20, 2015 - 3:36pm

A new fire hydrant had been installed today on Walnut Street. Water to area homes was temporarily turned off and is now back on. Photo by Robert Beberniss

FLHD Chair Mark Rayburn Briefs Council On Post Office, Ashley Pond, Fuller Lodge Phase 2 And Elevator

on August 20, 2015 - 3:20pm
Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn at a previous council work session in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn shared some interesting news during his presentation to the Los Alamos County Council at Tuesday’s work session in White Rock.

“The first news I would like to present is to inform you that the project that was initiated in 2003, and has continued with various stops and starts over the last 13 years; the project that I took on

Aug. 26 Planning And Zoning Meeting Canceled

on August 20, 2015 - 3:18pm

COUNTY News:

Because there are no cases to hear, the Aug. 26 meeting of the Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission is canceled.

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WIPP: New Hybrid Bolting Machine Ready For Service

on August 20, 2015 - 3:15pm

New hybrid bolting machine assembled at Wipp. Courtesy/WIPP

 

WIPP News:

WIPP’s new hybrid bolting machine was recently transported to the WIPP underground, where it was reassembled by site personnel.

The bolter is designed to run on either diesel or electricity. The unit was inspected and acceptance tested at the manufacturer’s site before it was disassembled and transported to the WIPP site. Operational checks have been completed, and the automatic fire suppression system has been installed on the unit.

Before the bolter can be placed into service, portable power units that will supply

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