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NMED Confirms 'Boil Water Advisory' For Cañada De Los Alamos In Santa Fe County

on October 18, 2017 - 9:19am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming that a “boil water advisory” is required for the Cañada de Los Alamos Mutual Domestic Water Users Association (MDWCA) in Santa Fe County.
 
Cañada de Los Alamos MDWCA was required to issue the advisory Monday after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system.

Nominations Sought For Rio Arriba County Excellence In Teaching Award

on October 18, 2017 - 9:09am

LANL FOUNDATION News:

 

Española — Nominations are now accepted for the Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award. An engraved plaque and $1,000 prize will be given to seven teachers in Rio Arriba County in honor of their dedication and to bring encouragement and support to the education profession.

The program is offered by the nonprofit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA), the Laboratory’s protective force contractor.

“Centerra–Los Alamos is proud to again partner with the LANL Foundation on the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Concert Sunday

on October 18, 2017 - 9:08am

Joint Economic Committee Democrats; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Release 'Economic State Of Latino Community In America'

on October 18, 2017 - 8:55am
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Joint Economic Committee Democrats and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have released a fact sheet on the “Economic State of the Latino Community in America.”
 
The fact sheet outlines the latest statistics on the economic well-being of the nation’s Latino community, including population, employment, and earnings statistics, and other key indicators.
 
Latinos continue to be one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States, and account for a combined $1.3 trillion in

SFNF: Two Prescribed Burns Proceed

on October 18, 2017 - 8:25am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are taking advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to proceed with two previously announced prescribed burns.
 
Crews are working on both the 536-acre Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District and the 2,515-acre Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District. The Cedar Springs unit is located north of the community of LLaves and the Dead Man Lookout.

LANL Targets Higher Education; Workforce Planning

on October 18, 2017 - 7:41am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Partnership Office Executive Director Kathy Keith and Technology Transfer Division Leader Dave Pesiri address the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board meeting Friday in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory is focusing on higher education and workforce planning for Northern New Mexico, Kathy Keith, executive director of the LANL Community Partnerships Office told the Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday at their quarterly

Reps. Lujan Grisham, Davis Introduce Legislation To Provide Stable Funding For Food Banks

on October 18, 2017 - 7:38am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure stable and increased federal funding for emergency food banks that distribute the food to communities throughout the state.
 
As members of the House Agriculture Committee, Reps. Lujan Grisham and Davis help draft the Farm Bill, which dedicates money for food purchases, along with $100 million a year for food banks to distribute food to communities.

Sheriffs Capture Tranquilino Valencia In Colorado

on October 18, 2017 - 7:37am
NMSP News:
 
PECOS The New Mexico State Police was notified that Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 the Alamosa County Sheriff's Department in Colorado arrested Tranquilino Valencia for his outstanding warrant from his involvement in a robbery and carjacking in the Pecos area Oct. 13, 2017.
 
New Mexico State Police issued a warrant for Valencia on charges of two counts of armed robbery, receiving or transferring a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated assault, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of a firearm by a felon. 
 

Home Country: Successful Business

on October 18, 2017 - 7:34am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business.
 
He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal.
 
“It has to be right for the customer and for me, or it isn’t right at all,” Herb always says.

CCA Welcomes Civil Rights Photographer Danny Lyon

on October 18, 2017 - 7:31am

CCA News:
One of America’s leading photographers of the 20th century, Danny Lyon will appear at the Center for Contemporary Arts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, to discuss his work and screen his classic New Mexico film WILLIE.
 
This very special program is part of Radical Southwest, a film series created in conjunction of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum through Feb. 11, 2018.
 
Details:

 
Danny Lyon presents WILLIE, followed by on-stage interview
Radical Southwest: A Film Series, presented by New Mexico History

Coro De Camara Fall Concert: Call Of Isles

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Coro de Camara will perform its Fall Concert: Call Of Isles Nov. 3-5. Courtesy photo

CORO DE CAMARA News:

Pianist Natasha Stojanovska, Celtic fiddler Maria Jones, violinist Kathy Gursky, and Irish dancer and tin whistle player Bethany Filer join Coro de Cámara in a program of music from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
    • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
    • 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
    • First Presbyterian Church
    •  208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
    • Unitarian Church
    • 1738 N. Sage St. in Los Alamos

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for

Governor Susana Martinez, Raytheon Cut Ribbon On New Albuquerque Manufacturing Facility

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez joined Raytheon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the company's new Albuquerque manufacturing facility.
 
The expanded operations will continue to support key missions for the U.S. military and coalition partners.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "We will continue to make our state the best place to live, work and raise a family so that we can continue to create opportunities for New Mexicans."
 
The

Los Alamos Researchers And Supercomputers Help Interpret Latest LIGO Findings

on October 18, 2017 - 6:56am
LANL News:
 
Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends Aug. 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.
 
The event appeared to be a merger of two neutron stars—a specialty for the Los Alamos National Laboratory team of astrophysicists that Fryer leads. As the distant cosmic cataclysm unfolded, fresh observational data was pouring in from the observation—only the fifth published since the observatory began operating almost two years ago. ​
 
“As soon as I heard the news, I knew

It's Easy To Be Green! County Green Team Promotes Environmental Sustainability

on October 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Chamisa Elementary School fifth graders Kylie Lavarez and Ella Miranda discuss the Chamisa Eco-Green Evolution program with the public along with fourth grade teacher Megan Lee, right, Tuesday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. They participated in the County Green Team's informational event, which brought together local organizations and County departments to educate the public on how to be environmentally sustainable. Lee explained Chamisa Elementary won the County's Business Recycler of the Year award; in part because of its lunchtime recycling program.

NNSA Completes FPU Of W80-1 Alt 369

on October 18, 2017 - 6:08am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has completed the First Production Unit (FPU) of the W80-1 Alteration (Alt) 369.
 
This accomplishment is an important step toward maintaining nuclear capabilities that will help deter attacks on the United States and its allies.
 
“The dedicated team at Pantex went above and beyond to complete this milestone before fiscal year 2017 came to a close,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton, NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application.

Daily Postcard: Fall Foliage In Los Alamos

on October 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Daily Postcard: Fall foliage fills the trees around Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Memorial For Former LAFD Capt. John H. Snyder

on October 17, 2017 - 10:42pm
Former Los Alamos Fire Department Capt. John H. Snyder. Courtesy photo

LAFD News:

 
The Los Alamos Fire Department is sad to announce the passing of former Capt. John H. Snyder. John died Saturday, Oct. 14 after battling cancer for several months. A memorial service is being held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School Griffin Gym.
 
During his career, John was a Paramedic-Captain and Support Officer.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Volunteering at LAMC

on October 17, 2017 - 10:27pm

On the job at Los Alamos Medical Center is Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Shop volunteer Joann Upham who today was spotted delivering a bit of joy to a patient. The LAMC Gift Shop carries flowers, cards and a variety of gift items. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Resident Greg White Files Suit In New Mexico Supreme Court Against County Council

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm
Los Alamos resident Greg White at a council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos resident Greg White has filed a verified petition for a writ of prohibition against the Los Alamos County Council and the Incorporated County of Los Alamos with the New Mexico Supreme Court requesting that the Court exercise jurisdiction. The petition, filed Oct.17, lists Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero as an interested party.

White recently announced that he will be a candidate for sheriff in 2018.

The

Workers Repair Tree Lights At Ashley Pond

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm

Workers are repairing the strands of lights in the trees today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS: Financial Aid/FAFSA Night Oct. 17

on October 17, 2017 - 5:41pm
 
LAHS News:
 
Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Speech Theater.
 
All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.
 
The guidance counselor team of Cindy Black, Cristin Haake and Cassandra Olivas-Chaves, and Jenny Duran, Financial Aid Officer at UNM-LA, will provide information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Scholarships, Grants, Work Study programs and loan programs.
 
“This is an important first step for seniors and parents in planning how to pay

Los Alamos County Hires Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres To Manage Airport

on October 17, 2017 - 5:07pm

New Airport Manager Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has hired a new manager for the airport. Los Alamos native Cameron “Cam” Humphres will begin his new job Nov. 6 with the County.

Humphres most recently worked as the airport manager for the City of Santa Fe. Prior to that he worked for eight years as executive director of South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport.

In addition to his experience in airport management, Humphres brings accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives, a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings,

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Councilors Host Booth At Farmer’s Market Thursday

on October 17, 2017 - 4:37pm

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Farmer’s Market on Central Avenue.

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by 9-11 a.m. with comments, concerns or questions.

Hilltoppers Drop Thrilling Match To Chargers

on October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Goalie Jaxon Martines allowed only one goal but it was the deciding goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Kye Jones deflects a Charger's scoring attempt in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
 
Samuel Cirigliano heads the ball back up the field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
 

By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

Something you don’t normally hear after a 1-0 loss is that it was one of the most exciting games of season.
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County Settles Tort Claim For $4,000

on October 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A suit filed against the Los Alamos County Council, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Ofc. David Bradshaw and Ofc. Joseph Ortega seeking damages for assault, battery and false imprisonment under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act has been dismissed and the County has agreed to pay Andrew Abeyta $4,000 in settlement.

Under the terms of the agreement, which was executed in September, Abeyta will pay all his own attorney’s costs and the County will not admit to any fault or wrongdoing.

The alleged incident occurred Dec.

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