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LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris Expresses Appreciation To New Mexico ICAC Task Force

on June 22, 2017 - 4:47pm
Cmdr. Oliver Morris 
 
By Maire O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

 
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris expressed his appreciation Tuesday for the dedication and determination of members of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
 
Cmdr. Morris’s comments followed the conviction of a Los Alamos man, David Rael, Monday on five counts of sexual exploitation of children resulting from an ICAC investigation.
 
Morris was the law enforcement case lead and testified during the June 15-16 trial as well as former Special Agent Lance Fails, Albuquerque Police Det. C.J.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18-20, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

LAPD News: 

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.​

CARLOS L. TRUJILLO 
 

June 18 / Carlos L. Trujillo, 20, of Santa was arrested on a warrant from another jurisdiction.

 
 
 
 
 
PAUL F. GEISIK 
 
June 18 / Paul F. Geisik, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

 

 

 

 

COLEMAN SMITH 
 
June 19 / Coleman Smith, 60, of Los Alamos was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Offers Scholarships

on June 22, 2017 - 4:29pm

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CARE CLINIC News:

Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall this year are invited to apply for scholarshiop funds. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society

Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.

Man With Gun At Smith's: Legal Details Matter

on June 22, 2017 - 4:27pm
By KHALIL J. SPENCER
Los Alamos 

The other day, the Daily Post carried a short story about a man being reported to the police for having a gun in Smith's (link). Although I'm pretty sure that even hate tatoos are protected by the First Amendment, and it turns out it was a pellet gun, its understandable that this gentleman raised suspicion but the bigger issue here is the law and there is state law that addresses this specific situation.

Thinking only of the supermarket part of the store, I was wondering what actually happened as the Daily Post story was short on details.

LAMC: AHCA And The Negative Impact It Will Have On Our Community

on June 22, 2017 - 4:13pm

LAMC News:

Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue to provide the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to expect from our physicians, nurses and staff.

As you may be aware, politicians in Washington, D.C.

NMDOH Warns Of Heat And Smoke Related Illness

on June 22, 2017 - 4:04pm

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat and smoke-related illnesses.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected be the warmest days of the year so far in several parts of New Mexico, and because of the El Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains, smoke is being released into the air, degrading air quality.

Extreme Heat                                                                                                                        
Anyone regardless of age, sex, or health status may develop heat-related

County Council Holds Closed Session June 27

on June 22, 2017 - 4:02pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council will meet in closed session June 27 to discussed limited personnel matters regarding the County's contract employees compensation pursuant to Section 10-15-1 (H) (2) NMSA 1978).

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This Week At The Reel Deal

on June 22, 2017 - 3:56pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Questions Energy Secretary On Safety And Future Of Plutonium Mission At LANL

on June 22, 2017 - 10:10am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall questions Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee about steps LANL and the NNSA have taken to ensure safety and the future of the plutonium mission. Screenshot/LADP 
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall questions Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a hearing Wednesday about steps LANL and the NNSA have taken to ensure safety and the future of the plutonium mission. Screenshot/LADP 
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sawyer Fire On Santa Clara Pueblo Reaches 20 Acres

on June 22, 2017 - 9:52am

FIRE News:

The Sawyer Fire on the Santa Clara Pueblo has burned approximately 20 acres since lightning ignited the blaze late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Three hand crews are onsite this morning cutting a line around the perimeter and hope to have this done by noon today. Then they plan to mop up hotspots.

Crews working to contain the fire include Los Alamos Fire Department, BLM, Forest Service, Santa Clara Pueblo and BIA.

LAFD Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Santa Clara Pueblo is taking good care of all of the crews on scene with food,

Community Honors Undersheriff John N. Horne

on June 22, 2017 - 9:12am

A long line of law enforcement vehicles follow the remains of Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne Wednesday morning to Calvary Chapel on North Mesa Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement honor guard salute as the remains of Undersheriff John N. Horne arrive Wednesday morning at Calvary Chapel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sheriff Marco Lucero at Calvary Chapel Wednesday prior to services for Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Honor guards stand at attention as the remains of Undersheriff John N.

Leadership Los Alamos Registration Open Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 22, 2017 - 8:30am

Carrie Fanning is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Neeper: What Drives A Culture Insane?

on June 22, 2017 - 8:11am
By DON NEEPER
Portola Valley, Calif.
Former Los Alamos resident
 
In the Los Alamos Daily Post of June 20, V. B. Price asks whether a national culture can go insane. Price sees recent mass shootings as evidence of a developing mad culture within a fear-laden population that could tip into a disguised civil war or dictatorship. I suggest that Nazi Germany of 1939 and ISIS of 2017 provide examples of insane cultures that answer Price's question. However, I also suggest that the crucial question is not whether a culture can go insane, but rather what drives it crazy.

Price cites studies on

Daily Postcard: Glorious Day At Camp May

on June 22, 2017 - 8:07am

Daily Postcard: Photographer Avery Neal says it's always a good day to hike at Camp May; much cooler and always beautiful. Photo by Avery Neal

IRS Now Accepting Renewal Applications For ITINs Set To Expire By End Of 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 8:06am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting renewal applications for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2017.
 
The agency urges taxpayers affected by changes to the ITIN program to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible to avoid the rush.
 
In the second year of the renewal program, the IRS has made changes to make the process smoother for taxpayers. The renewal process for 2018 is beginning now, more than three months earlier than last year.
 
“This is an important program, and the IRS is opening

Stargazing And Free Camping At Bandelier

on June 22, 2017 - 8:05am
Camping at Juniper Campground, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
PEEC News:
 
This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will be a great opportunity to get out, go camping at Bandelier, and take a good look at the starry heavens, as the park celebrates their Third Annual Night Sky Fiesta and also the Great American Campout.
 
For the Night Sky Fiesta, visitors will have the chance to do both daylight and nighttime astronomy. Astronomy volunteers will have solar scopes set up on the back porch of the Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

Letter To The Editor: Thank You LAFD For Saving Our Family Home ... And Showing Such Heart!

on June 22, 2017 - 7:21am
By Clare, Leo, Kirk, Nels and Miranda Webber
Los Alamos

The Webber family wants to extend a huge thank you to the Los Alamos Fire Department. The responsiveness and professionalism that was on display the evening of June 6 was a balm to our concerns and worry over the lightning initiated fire to our residence.

We were amazed at how concerned each and every one of the fire team seemed to be regarding our personal welfare and the ensuing damage to our home.

The Fire Chief and the Fire Marshal kept us apprised of every step of the fire fight and what actions they were taking to address both

F-16 Fighting Falcon Crashes At Ellington Airport

on June 22, 2017 - 7:03am

F-16 Fighting Falcon. Nacho Anazawa/18th Wing Public Affairs

NORAD News:

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – An F-16 Fighting Falcon from a detachment of the 138th Fighter Wing, stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, crashed on take-off at approximately 9:30 MDT Wednesday.

The pilot safely ejected and is being evaluated at a local medical facility. 

The aircraft, under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, was conducting a training flight.

Outbound Youth Exchange Student Hanna Littleton Speaks At Rotary Club Of Los Alamos

on June 22, 2017 - 6:44am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently welcomed guest speaker Hanna Littleton. Littleton will spend her senior year of high school in Germany as an outbound Youth Exchange student. She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Rotary District 5520. Her study abroad begins in August and will conclude next summer. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is just one of many opportunities in leadership and world understanding that Rotary offers students. Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Tony Chan

County Provides Bus Services For Friday Concerts

on June 22, 2017 - 6:40am
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

The newly-initiated Summer Concert Bus service was created to fulfill a need in the community.

 

DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell explained the County’s DWI Planning Council presented to County Council a strategic plan last year.

 

The plan looked at the community’s needs and what residents seemed to be saying loud and clear was there wasn’t a way to get around town in the evenings and weekends.

Howard And Joyce Cady Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on June 22, 2017 - 5:44am

Joyce and Howard Cady on their wedding day, June 22, 1957. Courtesy photo

Howard and Joyce Cady are celebrating 60 years of marriage June 22, 2017. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

They met on the tennis courts at the University of California, Berkeley. She was playing tennis with her best friend and he was playing with a friend on the next court over. He was a chemistry graduate student and she was an elementary school teacher taking classes at Berkeley in her spare time.

They were married June 22, 1957, and this weekend Cady and the former Joyce McElhinney

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SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Across Entire Forest Friday

on June 22, 2017 - 5:40am

Help prevent forest fires … make sure campfires are completely out and cold to the touch before leaving.’ –Smokey Bear

SFNF News:

  • Violations Punishable Up To $5,000 For Individuals; $10,000 For Organizations; Imprisonment Up To Six Months

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions across the entire forest at 8 a.m. Friday, June 23.

Fire danger on the forest remains high due to continued high temperatures and dry conditions.

The Jemez Ranger District, where the Cajete Fire sparked last week from an abandoned campfire near Sierra de los Pinos,

Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

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