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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $8.5 Million For Sipapu Ski Resort, Santa Fe Charter School

on October 24, 2014 - 9:13am

NM DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that Sipapu Recreational Development in Vadito and the Academy for Technology and the Classics Foundation in Santa Fe will each receive more than $4.2 million in guaranteed loans to advance their operations.

Sipapu Recreational Development will receive $4.235 million to improve its ski resort operations, including funding to purchase equipment and machinery, provide working capital and to pay off existing debt.

Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila With Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

President George W. Bush salutes Navajo Code Talkers. Courtesy/JSPL

JEMEZ News:

In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and author Judith Avila. Courtesy/JSPL

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

WIPP Ventilation Fan Restarted

on October 24, 2014 - 7:54am

WIPP News:

Tuesday evening, workers at WIPP successfully restarted the 860A fan that is part of the mine ventilation and filtration system currently operating at the site.

The 860A fan was started Feb. 14, when continuous air monitors (CAM) in the WIPP underground facility detected elevated levels of radioactive contamination and shifted the underground ventilation system into filtration mode, forcing all air exiting the facility through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. The WIPP underground facility has remained in filtration mode since the event occurred.

The 860A fan ran

GO Bond C Will Provide $500,000 For UNM-LA EMT Classroom Upgrades

on October 24, 2014 - 7:43am

UNM-LA News:

This fall voters in Los Alamos County will have the opportunity to invest in the state’s public colleges and universities without any increase to their property taxes.

General Obligation Bond C (also referred to as GO Bond C) proposes a total of $141,000,000 for New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, of which $500,000 will be allocated to UNM-LA. UNM-LA will add another $250,000 for a total capital investment of $750,000.

These funds will be used to renovate classroom lab space for the EMS training degree program.

Letter to the Editor: Enjoy WGN's 'Manhattan' But Don't Believe A Word Of It

on October 24, 2014 - 7:30am
By ALAN HACK
Los Alamos

With the finish of this year's episodes of "Manhattan" I have a few comments.

There was indeed friction between the Army and civilians involving cutting down trees and other issues. But when the story gets to the scientific and technical issues almost everything shown is wrong.

A key issue was the need to develop an implosion system when reactor generated Pu proved to have too much spontaneous fission to be used in a gun type assembly.

Pet of the Week: Zed The Dog

on October 24, 2014 - 7:13am

Zed the dog. Courtesy/LAC

SHELTER News:

Zed is a 7-year-old neutered male tricolor shepherd/Aussie mix who is medium sized at about about 40 pounds.

He is housebroken, leash-trained and crate trained. In fact, Zed’s leash manners are exemplary. He enjoys the company of other gentle dogs, but does not get along with cats or children.

He has a slight aversion to loud noises. While Zed is learning who his new family is, he will need a tall, climb-proof fence. For a personalized introduction to Zed, call his sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179,

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  

The

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Millicent Rogers Museum Receives Significant Donations

on October 24, 2014 - 6:36am
Pueblo ceremonial clothing given to the museum by Mark and Linda Winter of the Toadlena Trading Post. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum, located in Taos, is pleased to announce the largest group of donations and acquisitions to its permanent collection in more than two decades.

The gifts and purchases follow on the heels of the recent major gift of nearly 50 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists presented earlier this year by Brad and Fran Taylor.

Jim and Dody Hoffman of Las Lunas presented a major gift of 35 pieces of pueblo pottery including significant examples by Maria
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GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2014

on October 23, 2014 - 11:12pm

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.

Oct. 16 at 9:38 a.m. / An 18-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.  

Oct. 17 at 9:13 a.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she is the victim of child solicitation by electronic communication device.

Oct. 17 at 8:43 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Crossed-poles

on October 23, 2014 - 9:38pm
By TRAVIS NAIBERT
Los Alamos

I appreciate Rando Manley for advocating an exciting new use of the old Smith's location in his recent letter to the editor, but I think he is treading on dangerous ground by suggesting that we house both penguins and polar bears in the old ice cream section.

Since these animals live at opposite ends of the globe there is no telling what would happen if we combined them here in our community.

I would seriously advocate that we stick to our own hemisphere!

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Get A Pumpkin At LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch!

on October 23, 2014 - 9:19pm

Don't forget to stop by and get a perfect pumpkin. The Los Alamos High School Choir's October Pumpkin Patch will be open 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday and again on Sunday. Courtesy/LAHS Choir

Partial Solar Eclipse Photographed From Quemezon

on October 23, 2014 - 9:02pm

Today's Partial Solar Eclipse taken from the Quemezon area of Los Alamos. The sunspot (cooler dark patch on the sun) is several times larger than the Earth. The structure silhouetted at the bottom of the photo is a neighbor’s roof. Photo by Rick Wallace
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Los Alamos Co+op Market Increases Wages

on October 23, 2014 - 12:24pm
Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri serves a customer at the Co+op Market. Courtesy/LACM
 
By WHITNEY SPIVEY
LACM

When employees of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market opened their paystubs Thursday, they found, on average, a $0.54 wage increase in their hourly rates. For a clerk who works 35 hours per week, that ads up to an extra $75 per month, or about $900 per year.

“It’s incredibly important because it keeps moral up and it gives us peace of mind,” Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri said.

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Los Alamos Firefighters Union Endorses Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard For Reelection

on October 23, 2014 - 12:21pm

Los Alamos Firefighters Union with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Courtesy photo

POLITICAL News:

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard received the endorsement of Los Alamos Fighters Union IAFF Local #3279 in her run for re-election to the New Mexico State House, Dist. 43 in the Nov. 4 General Election.

“We proudly stand in support of Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard,” said Bert Quintana, president of the Los Alamos Firefighters Union. “Stephanie’s commitment to public safety has been unwavering and she has proven to be a strong champion for area firefighters.”

“I am proud to have this critical

Elizabeth Grant Opens Los Alamos Psychotherapy Practice

on October 23, 2014 - 11:48am

Elizabeth Grant

BUSINESS News:

Elizabeth Grant is opening her new psychotherapy practice Nov. 3 at 1505 15th St. in Los Alamos, adjacent to the Los Alamos Family Council.  

Grant has a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe with a specialty in grief and trauma. She spent her internship working with adults at Santa Fe Recovery Center and continued her work with substance abuse at Hoy Recovery. 

She also has worked extensively with children and teenagers at TeamBuilders, YouthWorks and Presbyterian Medical Services in Santa Fe.

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Los Alamos Historians Sharon Snyder And Heather McClenahan Featured At 'Author’s Speak' Thursday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:51am

Sharon Snyder

LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos is blessed with a group of history enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, who devote countless hours to researching and understanding the stories that have shaped our community.

Two of those professionals, Sharon Snyder and Heather McClenahan, will be featured at Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Snyder is the director of publications for Bathtub Row Press, the publishing arm of the Los Alamos Historical Society and McClenahan is the executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Orion Weiss And Salzburg Marionette Theater Perform In Los Alamos

on October 23, 2014 - 10:50am
Pianist Orion Weiss with marionette friend. Courtesy photo

LACA News:

A unique collaboration between a stellar pianist and a world renowned marionette theatre will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Smith Auditorium.

Pianist Orion Weiss will perform works by Schumann and Debussy with the Salzburg Marionette Theater providing a magical visualization of the stories suggested by the music.

“This performance is a piano recital enhanced by the artistry of the Marionettes,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin said.

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Co+op Fest Big Success

on October 23, 2014 - 10:49am
A child enjoys the bouncy house at Co+op Fest. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

Last weekend, the Los Alamos Co+op Market celebrated their first annual Co+op Fest, as a part of National Co-op Month.

Parents enjoyed deli samples and shopping and while their children searched for clues to the scavenger hunt and jumped in the bouncy house donated by Little Forest Playschool.

The Co+op featured items from 17 different cooperative businesses, including ones using internationally sourced ingredients.

Still Time To Register For Boys Council Training

on October 23, 2014 - 10:46am

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Letter to the Editor: Knights of Columbus Thanks Community for Support of Golf Tournament

on October 23, 2014 - 10:45am
JEFF BROWN, Chair
2014 Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

Los Alamos Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 3137 held our annual scholarship fund raising golf tournament on Friday Sept. 16 at the Los Alamos golf course with over 80 golfers participating, followed by a wonderful steak dinner at the Hall. 

The tournament raised nearly $10,000, all of which will be used to award scholarships to worthy Los Alamos High School students. As the Knights look to support students with potential but from disadvantaged backgrounds, these scholarships have a real impact. 

We are grateful to the

Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen Coming To Santa Fe And He's Bringing Ice Cream

on October 23, 2014 - 10:43am

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerrys

SFGCC News:

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, will speak 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

His presentation will be followed by Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and other tantalizing Ben and Jerry's classic and new flavors of ice cream for all who attend.    

"When one thinks of an entrepreneur and business man who exemplifies social and environmental responsibility in the way they conduct business, Ben Cohen certainly is one that comes to mind immediately," said Glenn Schiffbauer, executive director of Santa Fe's Green

Calling All Dachshunds!

on October 23, 2014 - 10:38am
A participant in last year's Hallo-weiner Parade. Courtesy photo.
 
COMMUNITY News:

Tell your owners that Central Park Square is the place to be Friday, Oct. 24 for the Eighth Annual Los Alamos Hallo-wiener Parade.
 
Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet isn't just for two-legged critters!

Come in costume and meet at 5:15 p.m. on the north side of Ashley Pond. We’ll start the parade at 5:30 p.m. ending across from CB FOX for a costume contest.
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Rail Runner Hosts In Transit Book Club’s Author Series

on October 23, 2014 - 10:17am

LITERARY News:

If you commute on the Rio Metro Regional Transit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll be excited to hear about the upcoming “Author Event Series” as part of New Mexico Rail Runner’s In Transit Book Club in collaboration with Upland Avenue Publishing Group. The upcoming events are as follows:

Oct. 25 is “Ride the Rail with Germaine.” Kids will come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy the decorated pumpkins, free candy, giveaways, coloring sheets, and listen to Los Alamos author Janice Lovato of “Germaine the Beatle” read to them.

November is the “Art and Literary Lounge.” A

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