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Andy Sutton Raises Money For CSHD In Today's Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 21, 2016 - 7:03am

Andy Sutton of Los Alamos in Cambodia. Courtesy photo
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos residents Andy Sutton and his wife traveled to Cambodia in 2006 for a vacation and what they encountered on their travels impacted them significantly.

“We were just traveling a little bit. We always wanted to go to Angkor Wat,” Sutton said.

Council To Consider Sending Ordinance Amendment To Electorate To Abolish Office Of Sheriff In Los Alamos

on May 20, 2016 - 9:25pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council is scheduled to hear Ordinance No. 665, which proposes amendments, to be submitted to voters for adoption or rejection at the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election. The amendments would consolidate all remaining powers and duties of the Office of the Sheriff to the Los Alamos Police Department and abolish the sheriff as an elective office.

This proposed action arises out of discussion during the recent budget hearings at which Sheriff Marco Lucero pointed out that service of process has become a riskier activity than

Probate Judge Bill McKerley Tenders Resignation

on May 20, 2016 - 8:35pm

Probate Judge Bill McKerley

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Probate Judge Bill McKerley has submitted his resignation from that office as recent changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct make the office incompatible with his role as chair of the local Republican Party.

As a result of the resignation of prior Probate Judge Christine Chandler, the office of Los Alamos County Probate judge was included in the Governor's call for the general election.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Rally Underway At Santa Fe Community College

on May 20, 2016 - 3:53pm

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. He is speaking first to the crowd left standing outside the packed Fitness Center where he will speak in a few minutes. Check back at ladailypost.com for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is speaking now on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. Check back at ladailypost.com for the full story and more photos from today's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Security is tight

Former Senator Ken Salazar To Campaign For Hillary Clinton In New Mexico

on May 20, 2016 - 3:47pm
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  On Saturday May 21, former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will campaign for Hillary Clinton across the state of New Mexico. 
 
Salazar will launch New Mexico's Hispanics for Hillary at Abuelita’s New Mexican Kitchen, convene a roundtable with Hispanic business leaders, and kick off a grassroots get out the vote events with Rep. Ben Ray Luján in Santa Fe, Espanola and Taos as he encourages voters to vote early in the Democratic Presidential Primary.
 
This effort to reach New Mexico voters kicks off the same day as early voting begins

Largest Kite Festival In NM Takes Flight In White Rock May 20–22

on May 20, 2016 - 1:53pm
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
One of the largest kite festivals in New Mexico will take flight once again from today through Sunday, May 20-22, in White Rock New Mexico near Los Alamos, with a string of family friendly activities to keep everyone happy throughout the weekend.
 
The 19th annual Kite Festival begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 20 with live music by Eric McFadden Band – the first in a series of summer concerts presented by Gordon’s Summer Concerts series – as well as a nighttime kite flying demonstration and glow.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, children will be able to tap

Los Alamos Police Department Participates In Thursday's 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run

on May 20, 2016 - 11:48am

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department gather Thursday morning for the 2016 Special Olympics Torch Run. Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

From left, Special Olympics athletes Sam and Jenny run the first leg of the 2016 Torch Run to Jemez Springs Thurday with Los Alamos Special Olympics Chair Cmdr. Oliver Morris. Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

Runners gather in Jemez Springs with Santa Ana police officer after 42 miles of running in the 2016 Torch Run! Photo by Anthony Lucero/LAPD

Students Hold End Of Year Paint Fight

on May 20, 2016 - 11:13am

LAPS Switches To Online Student Registration

on May 20, 2016 - 10:52am

LAPD News:

In order to save time for parents, Los Alamos Public Schools is switching from paper to an online student registration and data validation system, powered by InfoSnap. 

All parents will be asked to complete the new password-protected registration.In the long run, LAPS will reduce the number of forms submitted by parents and streamline the start of school for students. In addition, annual updates will be simplified.

The district will use secure InfoSnapsoftware to verify studentdemographic, emergency, and medical information and collect permission slips, as applicable.

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Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest Coyote Ranger District

on May 20, 2016 - 10:31am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of conditions next week to conduct a prescribed burn on the Coyote Ranger District. The 5,041-acre French Mesa treatment area is located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina.  

Hand ignitions may begin as early as Monday, May 23, but that window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts. Once ignitions have started, crews hope to treat up to 150 acres per day

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource

Video Game Tournament At Planetarium May 24

on May 20, 2016 - 9:17am

Free Super Smash Bros. video game tournament at the Los Alamos Nature Center May 24. Courtesy/PEEC.

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Teen Center and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are hosting a video game tournament at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24.

Video games will be projected on a 10’ x 20’ screen in the planetarium dome at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

County Halts Weed Spraying Due To Citizen Concerns

on May 20, 2016 - 9:06am

COUNTY News:

Due to concerns voiced by citizens regarding the use of herbicides as a weed management tool, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division has postponed indefinitely spraying in the following turf areas: 

  • Rover Park;
  • East Park;
  • Community Soccer;
  • Myrtle Green;
  • Ashley Pond;
  • Fuller Lodge;
  • Aquatic Center;
  • Western Area;
  • Urban Park;
  • Barranca Mesa; and
  • North Mesa Sports Complex.

County ordinance requires weed abatement, due to health and safety, and general appearance of the common areas in the community, and so County departments and divisions are continuing their weed control programs in

Los Alamos Staff Help Improve U.S. Capability To Detect Underground Nuclear Explosions

on May 20, 2016 - 8:42am
LANL geophysicist Catherine Snelson
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory staff were instrumental in the fifth conventional explosion experiment as part of the NNSA’s Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series.
 
The SPE series, conducted at the Nevada National Security Site, advances the United States’ verification mission for detecting and understanding underground nuclear explosions.
 
“The goal of SPE is to understand the generation of S-waves from explosive sources,” said Catherine Snelson, a geophysicist at Los Alamos that led the Laboratory’s team.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Discusses Annual Crime Report On Voice Of Los Alamos Radio Show Noon Today

on May 20, 2016 - 8:30am

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone discusses his newly released annual crime report for Los Alamos County today at noon on ‘The Voice of Los Alamos’ on 101.5 FM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone is discussing his newly released annual crime report for Los Alamos County today at noon on “The Voice of Los Alamos”.

“The Voice of Los Alamos” is hosted by Carol A. Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post and airs noon to 1 p.m., every Friday on 101.5 FM. The topics covered give listeners on and off “The Hill” a glimpse of life in the Atomic City.

'Sewing With Knits' Workshop Offered In Biodidact’s New Space At 'Los Alamos Makers' May 27

on May 20, 2016 - 8:15am
Makeup bag by Veronica Magnelind. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
Veronica Magnelind
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos
 
Veronica Magnelind is addicted to fabric. And sewing.
 
Her enthusiasm and love for sewing is infectious. You can’t help but get excited when you take  in all the dresses, cardigans, pants and pillows that she has made for herself and her family.
 
“I want Emma (daughter) to have colorful and fun clothes,” said Magnelind, who will be teaching a Sewing with Knits workshop at Biodidact’s new co-work space on Orange Street.
 
Magnelind’s sewing obsession began when

Letter To The Editor: Thank You To County For Beautiful Gift To Community

on May 20, 2016 - 8:01am
By HOLLY BATES
Los Alamos

Chamisa Fourth Graders Celebrate New Mexicans

on May 20, 2016 - 7:51am
Chamisa fourth grader Alanna Fresquez chose Frank Chavez of Duke’s Car Club in Albuquerque as the subject of her Wax Museum portrayal. The fourth grade classes pick important New Mexicans to impersonate. They research the figures and tell visitor’s their story. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rafael Matt-Jinks as Forrest Fenn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The third and fourth grade students at Chamisa Elementary presented the annual Wax Museum Wednesday.

The students dressed in costume and performed the part of their

Letter To The Editor: Thank You To Los Alamos And White Rock Community From Greg Fisher's Family

on May 19, 2016 - 11:10pm

The family of Greg Fisher will always be grateful to the friends, neighbors, colleagues, council members, teachers, counselors, and young people who made his life and his daughter’s joyful and productive in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Your response to his tragic early death has been heartwarming, comforting, and reassuring to us. We honor each of you who played a role in Greg’s life as the County’s Economic Vitality Administrator and in the daily lives of both Greg and Maya.

Thanks especially to those who grieved alongside us.

League Of Women Voters Honors Barbara Calef

on May 19, 2016 - 11:08pm

Longtime League President Barbara Calef is recognized and celebrated for her leadership and inspiration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Barbara Calef is stepping down from her role as president of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos after leading the organization for a total of 10 years.

Calef served as president beginning in 2002 through 2005 and again in 2010 through this spring. She is being recognized and celebrated for her leadership and inspiration. She explained why she is drawn to the organization.

“I feel that we are

Letter To The Editor: Voters ... Now Is Your Chance

on May 19, 2016 - 12:10pm
By DOUG PIPPIN
Los Alamos
 
I applaud Mr. Khal Spencer's letter to the editor concerning the four council members with their NO vote for an independent audit. As the old saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's a fire", and what I, like Mr. Spencer and others, would like to know is, "why the no vote?", do we have a fire deep within our county?
 
I know the money spent on the past law suits by us, the county, were paid for by our insurer(s), but we pay the insurance premiums, and at last reported our insurance premiums had not gone up due to these insurance settlements of millions of dollars.

Atomic City Transit Upcoming Schedule Changes

on May 19, 2016 - 11:57am

Atomic City Transit bus. File photo

 

COUNTY News:

Monday May 23, Atomic City Transit schedules will be adjusted in order to better provide connections with the Northern New Mexico Park and Ride buses. 

More specifically, the entire schedule will be rotated forward by 5 minutes, which will affect the timing at each bus stop. As an example, if you currently catch the bus at 7 a.m., you will catch the bus at 7:05 a.m. beginning Monday.

The new transit service plan, implemented Jan.

LAHS Intel ISEF Results

on May 19, 2016 - 11:33am

Los Alamos High School students Sophia Li (10th grade) and Jovan Zhang (12th grade) recently placed 4th with their team project in the Computational Biomedical and Bioinformatics Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 7-13 in Phoenix, Ariz. Zhang is a three-time Intel Finalist and winner. He and Li represented the State of New Mexico and competed against 1,760 students, in grades 9-12th, from 76 countries, regions and provinces across the globe for $5 million in prizes and awards.

McQuiston: About Bodily Injury Liability Protection

on May 19, 2016 - 11:17am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Do I need to buy more than the minimum bodily injury liability protection?

Not if you’re a billionaire and aren’t concerned about forking over hundreds of thousands of dollars if you injure others in a car accident.

For the rest of us, the answer is almost always yes.

Bodily injury protection can be what stands between you and bankruptcy. By paying it, you can lean on your insurance company to cover you in case you get in a wreck that seriously injures one or more people NOT IN YOUR CAR.

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Krissi Wallis Summarizes Year At LAHS, New Mexico And U.S.

on May 19, 2016 - 10:07am

Rotary Youth Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany recently gave a presentation summarizing her school year at Los Alamos High School, her travel experiences in the United States, and the lasting friendships she has made.  Wallis returns to Germany in June. Her blazer displays the many trade pins she has collected during her exchange. Photo by Hal Davis

LAPS 2016 Summer Construction Projects

on May 19, 2016 - 10:05am
LAPS News:
 
All teachers and staff wish students an enjoyable and restful summer vacation. While they are enjoying their well-earned vacation, LAPS is planning a full slate of construction projects to make sure the schools and facilities are ready for fall.
 
Projects planned:
  • LAHS E-Wing HVAC Project- Install 5 rooftop units on lower E-wing that have had A/C need and heat issues in winter for over six years. (Using Bond funds);
  • LAHS Science Wing Roof Project- Insurance job related project. Installation of new 80 mil fully adhered TPO system from prior insurance roof coating failure;

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