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DOE Awards Contract To Professional Project Services, Inc. Of Oak Ridge For OREM Technical Support

on June 22, 2017 - 5:31am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) June 19, announced the award of a contract to Professional Project Services, Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) Technical Support Services (TSS) procurement.
 
This contract is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) from which Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials task orders may be issued.

JOLLEY II: How To Succeed At A Job Interview Part II

on June 22, 2017 - 5:04am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
Now that you had time to think over how to answer the three questions the hiring manager is trying to find out about you through Direct questions, let’s explore SBO questions.
 
In Situation, Behavior, and Outcome questions, you will be asked questions like: Tell about a time you did not get along with a boss or co-worker.

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Regional Results

on June 22, 2017 - 5:01am
Colette Bibeault and Danielle Trellue. Courtesy photo
 
Danielle Trellue. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers travelled to Galveston Texas during the May 19th weekend to compete in the 2017 Region 3 Xcel Championship meet. 
 
Over 780 gymnasts competed representing 94 teams from, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. This was the first ever USA Gymnastics sponsored Xcel Regional Championship for Region 3.
 
There were 433 Gold division, 248 Platinum Division and 30 Diamond Division gymnasts competing, throughout the weekend.
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SFI: The InterPlanetary Project Panel Discussion July 18

on June 22, 2017 - 4:57am
SFI News:
 
At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, The InterPlanetary Project's kick-off event is a panel discussion at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe.
 
Panelists will consider questions like these: What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? How should we address the most pressing problems of Earth to tackle a challenge at this scale? What will success mean for future generations?

Obituary: William (Bill) Henry Meloy Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:54am

WILLIAM (BILL) HENRY MELOY Oct. 22, 1944 – June 17, 2017

William (Bill) Henry Meloy, 72, passed away on June 17, 2017. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma on October 22, 1944 to Jesse Henry and Jessie Lee (LaRue) Meloy. He graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, and completed his degree in Business Administration from Western University, Silver City, New Mexico.

Bill was awarded a Purple Heart serving in the US Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was a certified pipefitter working for 30 years for the maintenance contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bill was

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Smoke Flows Over Los Alamos From Fire Burning On Santa Clara Pueblo This Evening

on June 21, 2017 - 9:09pm
Smoke from the Santa Clara Pueblo fire as seen from Guaje Canyon earlier this evening. The Los Alamos Daily Post is in contact with fire officials as well as people at Santa Clara Pueblo so look for updates as they become available. Photo by Josh Smith
 
A plane dropping slurry on the Santa Clara Pueblo fire earlier this evening as seen from Guaje Canyon. Residents of the Pueblo report seeing the plane from their homes as well as Tribal officials traveling back and forth from the fire area. Photo by Josh Smith
 
The driver of this pickup controls traffic at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Public Addressing: Can Emergency Responders Find You In An Emergency?

on June 21, 2017 - 4:37pm

COUNTY News:

It’s a serious matter facing communities across the country - and Los Alamos is no different: numerous homes and businesses are poorly marked or not marked at all with their street address, making it a real challenge for emergency services to answer a call for assistance.

The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments are working together to provide the community with education that can help remedy the situation this summer, while the weather is nice and property owners are making outdoor improvements.

Think your home is already marked adequately? Try this simple test:

Stand at

Scenes From Chamber Breakfast On MPNHP

on June 21, 2017 - 4:11pm

Panel members on hand this morning at UNM-LA for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast discussion on the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, from left, Linda Deck, Linda Matteson, Charlie Strickfaden, Kristin Henderson and Ellen McGee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Manhattan Project National Park Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden at this morning's Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Marketing Manager Ryn Herrman, left, and small

Maness Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 21, 2017 - 4:04pm
Pace Race runners head out Tuesday at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead. Courtesy photo

 

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ACRR News:
 
Lauraine Maness was the best predictor in Tuesday's weekly pace race that started at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead with a 12 second differential of her predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Linda Vance at 13 seconds off, Sophia Pieck recording a 15 second difference, Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau at 16 seconds off, and Laura Woodroffe with a 25 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course the top finisher was Susua Hangor at 7:40 and the fastest

Cajete Fire Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions In Effect ... Burned Area Closed

on June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

A burning log Monday night in the Cajete Fire lights up unburned mixed conifer in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

SFNF News:

Crews on the fireline working the Cajete Fire today anticipate minimal fire activity. The uncontained section of the fire perimeter is within a snag patch (a section of standing dead trees) in the southeastern corner of the fire near Los Griegos Peak.

The standing dead trees in this area, left by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire, can fall suddenly. For this reason, firefighters are avoiding particularly hazardous areas.

Local Crossfit Athletes Break State Records

on June 21, 2017 - 3:41pm

Mairen Hoch, 11, center, of Los Alamos broke the youth state record in the clean and jerk in the Olympic weightlifting competition at the New Mexico Games June 3 at UNM Athletic Center. Courtesy Photo​

Kim Hoch of Los Alamos earned gold during the Olympic weightlifting competition. Courtesy photo​

Kelly Gill of Los Alamos broke the state record in the snatch during the New Mexico Games June 3. Courtesy Photo​

SPORTS News:

Athletes from Crossfit Los Alamos competed in Olympic weightlifting in the New Mexico Games held June 3 at the UNM Athletic Center.

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

LANL Internal Memo Addresses Ongoing Safety Improvements At TA-55 Plutonium Facility

on June 21, 2017 - 10:17am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Staff Report

Ongoing safety improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory are addressed in an internal memo obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To: LANL-All

From: Craig Leasure, PADOPS, A102
Date: June 19, 2017
 
Subject: Ongoing Safety Improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility
 
In light of the recent public discussion and interest in operational issues at TA-55, I thought it was important to set the record straight and update Laboratory employees on the many improvements in the areas of safety,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Chiropractors

on June 21, 2017 - 10:02am
On the Job in Los Alamos and taking a break from their work, from left, local chiropractors Drs. Nancy Savoia, Gary Storkan and Merry McIntyre gather at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate their friendship and the Summer Solstice. They are grateful to serve the community of Los Alamos and White Rock and would like to wish a happy, healthy and safe summer to everyone. Courtesy photo

State Auditor Tim Keller Issues Executive Order To Support New Mexico Businesses

on June 21, 2017 - 9:58am
Auditor Keller, left, with OSA staff Bernadet Martinez, Records Custodian and Antonio Medina, director of Budget and Finance. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller issued Executive Order 2017-001 Tuesday to support New Mexico businesses.
 
The order applies to the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and takes effect immediately. The order lists specific ways the office will help to level the playing field for local business in the procurement process.

Daily Postcard: Summer Solstice 2017

on June 21, 2017 - 9:15am

Daily Postcard: The Summer Solstice captured on camera at about 5:55 a.m. today from the Anniversary Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Don Siebe

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Wardlow Herrera To Fight In 911 Rumble At Buffalo Thunder Saturday

on June 21, 2017 - 7:54am

LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, wins his match against Manny Gallegos during a charity fight in March in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera with his son Jordan following his winning fight in March at Rumble in Rio in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos
 

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera will put his gloves on again Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder for 911 Rumble, a charity boxing event to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs in Northern New Mexico.

Jolley II: How To Succeed At A Job Interview Part I

on June 21, 2017 - 7:54am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
You applied for a Job and were called to come in for an interview, what do you do now?
 
Relax, as an experienced hiring manager, I can help you get through this and leave a good impression about yourself. First, the hiring manager will tell you about their company and the job they are trying to fill. Take mental notes to answer questions geared to what they mention in this part of the interview. Second, you need to know that the hiring manager(s) is trying to answer three questions they will never ask you directly.
 
  • Can you do the job?

AGU: Wildfires Pollute Much More Than Previously Thought

on June 21, 2017 - 7:33am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed.
 
Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic specks that form aerosols are a hazard to human health, particularly to the lungs and heart.
 
“Burning biomass produces lots of pollution.

Call For Volunteers For Splash N Dash + Atomic Man

on June 21, 2017 - 7:31am
SPORTS News:
 
An old school registration for the Atomic Man Duathlon is 6:10-6:50 p.m. today at at splash n dash.
 
Bring the filled out registration form with the appropriate $ amount in cash or check to help things run smoothly. Modern day registration with credit card payment will be available through Friday at New Mexico Sports Online at http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195
 
Volunteers needed:
  • For splash n dash thsi evening, two more people are needed to help with timing and one person is needed to mark the course; and
  • For Atomic Man

Weekly Fishing Report: June 21

on June 21, 2017 - 7:21am
Courtesy photo
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Anglers looking to catch a big trout should have some success thanks to the State Game and Fish Department. The Department stocked big trout in several locations throughout Northern New Mexico last week.
 
One lake that should be really hot is Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains. The Department stocked 142 rainbow trout averaging 16 inches, along with over 1,500 catchable-size rainbow trout averaging 10 inches.
 
The big news at Fenton Lake is the rare opportunity to catch a good-sized Rio Grande

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls On New Mexicans To Share Health Care Stories

on June 21, 2017 - 7:21am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is calling for New Mexicans and people across the country to share a video or photo using the hashtag #AmericaSpeaksOut to highlight what they stand to lose under President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ health care bill.
 
“President Trump and Republicans in the House rushed through a disastrous plan that would leave New Mexicans paying more for less health coverage and would throw our health care system into chaos,” Heinrich said.

LA Soup And Specialty Foods Serving From projectY cowork Several Days This Summer

on June 21, 2017 - 7:05am
Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini. Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
Local catering company LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC, will be serving projectY cowork members as well as the public for projectY’s one-year anniversary event Friday, June 23 at 150 Central Park Square.
 
The menu, priced for individual lunch portions, includes Cabbage Gorgonzola Salad, Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini and Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
 
The company, run by Monica Van de Water, also will have a pop-up restaurant at projectY cowork 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 for lunch service as well as 5-7 p.m.

SFCC Announces Veterans’ Scholarship Recipients

on June 21, 2017 - 6:53am
Frances Jessop. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that Wyetta Bradley and Frances Jessop were awarded Veterans’ scholarships.
 
The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

Wyetta Bradley. Courtesy photo
Frances Jessop was “a Navy brat,” who moved numerous times throughout her childhood. Her father served for 23 years with the U.S. Navy including service during the Vietnam War.

Life, As We Know It, Depends On ... Pollinators

on June 21, 2017 - 6:49am

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. More than 75 percent of the Earth's flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Yet scientists have noted that these hardworking insects and other animals are in trouble. Our own well-being and the welfare of our planet rests upon their wings. 

Ten years ago the U.S.

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