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Nuclear Security Training Center Opens In Kazakhstan

on May 17, 2017 - 9:33am
NNSA News:
 
The Republic of Kazakhstan, in cooperation with the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), opened its Nuclear Security Training Center (NSTC) May 12 in Alatau, Kazakhstan.
 
The training center allows Kazakhstan to train personnel from local, regional, and international nuclear facilities and organizations. It will focus on fundamental and advanced nuclear security topics and provide a venue for discussing best practices.
 
“This training center demonstrates the Republic of Kazakhstan’s commitment to nuclear security.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Daniel’s Cafe ...

on May 17, 2017 - 9:18am

On the job in Los Alamos: Ready to serve great sandwiches and delicious gelato at Daniel’s Cafe and Mary’s Gelato at 800 Trinity Dr., from left, Kole Kotter, Savannah Manzanares and Kayden Rivera. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladaliypost.com

Additional Funds From $5.5 Million Settlement To Be Disbursed For New Mexico’s Environmental Restoration

on May 17, 2017 - 9:13am
 
ONRT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (collectively, the Trustees) have finalized the Addendum to the Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Chino, Cobre, and Tyrone Mine Facilities in Southwestern New Mexico.
 
The ONRT is a small state agency administratively attached to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) ensuring that New Mexico’s natural resources that were injured because of contamination are restored for the full benefit of New

Famous And Unusual Gravesites In New Mexico

on May 17, 2017 - 9:11am
Gravesite for Billy the Kid. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society has announced its program on “Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico” by Dr. Richard Melzer, Professor of History at UNM-Valencia, 2 p.m., June 3, at 118 Cruz Alta Road., in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
 
The program is open to the public and free of charge. This talk is part of the Taos Arts and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme, Taos Stories and Legends.
 
The talk will include the graves of Billy the Kid, perhaps one of the most well-known in New Mexico, Pat

Four LAHS Students Compete At Intel ISEF

on May 17, 2017 - 8:53am

LAHS juniors Priyanka Velappan, Alex Ionkov and Sophia Li and freshman Lillian Peterson are competing this week at the Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, Calif. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Four Los Alamos High School students are competing May 14-19 at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, Calif.

LAHS juniors Priyanka Velappan, Alex Ionkov and Sophia Li, along with freshman Lillian Peterson won all expense paid trips to Intel ISEF by winning Grand Awards at the Northeastern New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair and the New Mexico State Science and Fair.

SBDC: 'Understanding Your Financials' Workshop Today

on May 17, 2017 - 8:47am
 
SBDC News:
 
The Small Business Development Center at UNM-LA will be hosting an "Understanding Your Financials" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, May 17 at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square.
 
The workshop, with Los Alamos National Bank's Guy Gaffney, will cover the basics of income statements, balance sheet mechanics, cash flow and calculating business break-even points. 
 
There is a $20 registration fee. To register, visit http://www.nmsbdc.org/ los-alamos.aspx
 
Direct questions to Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or lantrip@unm.edu

Letter To The Editor: CIP And Bonding Process Flawed

on May 17, 2017 - 8:23am
By JIM REDMAN
Los Alamos
 
The way Councils spend the taxpayer's Capital Improvement Fund is flawed and the current bond process lays bare just about everything that is wrong with the CIP process.

Suggesting to softball players, golfers and others that unless they support the bond issue they won't get improvements is misleading. Associated with the bond is $13 million of CIP money, so money available for recreation.
 
Nominally we're supposed to consider that some sort of matching funds for the bond although it's all taxpayer money.

Karen Wray Gallery Hosts Grand Opening Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 8:22am

ART News:

The community is invited to the grand opening celebration of The Karen Wray Art Gallery, 5-7  p.m. Thursday at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2.

The event includes refreshments, live music by local musician Richard Hannemann and an opportunity to meet artists and friends in this lovely new gallery!

Since opening its doors in December 2016, the one comment most frequently uttered by visitors to the new Karen Wray Gallery is, “I don’t remember this space being here before!

Free Training In Los Alamos History

on May 17, 2017 - 8:06am
LAHS News:
 
With tourist season in full swing, the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum are seeking new volunteers for a variety of positions.
 
Training will begin with an introduction session 1-2 p.m., Monday, June 12. A training session focusing on the community’s history and historic district will be offered 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Both sessions will be in the Nambe Room, upstairs in the west wing of Fuller Lodge.
 
The training includes engaging discussions on Los Alamos, covering the homestead era on the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan

projectY cowork Hosts Open Office Hours With State Economic Development Department Representative

on May 17, 2017 - 8:04am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork is launching the first Office Hours in a series that will allow the Northern New Mexico community to meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department.
 
Eustice will be available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Letter To The Editor: In Appreciation Of The Post

on May 17, 2017 - 8:02am
By ROB BARAN
Los Alamos
 
I wanted to take a break from the lively debate to thank the editor of the Los Alamos Daily Post for posting all of these varied opinions in their unabridged, passionate entirety!

This is the first town I have ever seen where the Press is open and accessible, and so heavily relied on. I am glad to see such a healthy, vibrant, and civic forum.

You've been putting these opinion pieces up at your own cost, but it has been an invaluable service. Regardless of how the vote turns out, thank you for making ALL (pro and con) of our voices heard!

 

How The Hen House Turns ... Animal Altruism?

on May 17, 2017 - 8:01am
These sisters lived for 14 years and took care of each other every day of their lives. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
A former Professor of Anthropology, now at Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change, wrote a chapter in the book Caring Economics: Conversations On Altruism And Compassion. “Altruism Reconsidered”, Professor Joan Silk called it.
 
She chaired a discussion in the book that compared human gratitude and our “…ability to grasp long-term implications of one’s actions” with that of animals.

Los Alamos Bike To Work Day Friday

on May 17, 2017 - 7:54am

PEEC Offers New Forest Explorers Program

on May 17, 2017 - 7:48am

PEEC’s new summer program takes kids out in nature to play, hike and be creative. Photo by Denise Matthews

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering a new program this summer for 5 to 8 year olds, called Forest Explorers. This hike-and-play club will take children on weekly hikes, every Wednesday beginning June 14 through Aug. 9, with ample time for child-directed play in nature.

Forest Explorers is a 9-week drop off program that meets 9:30-11 a.m.

Shareholder Resolution Urges Kroger To Appoint Independent Chairman Of The Board

on May 17, 2017 - 7:31am
MELTWATER News:
 
At the Kroger Company’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders June 22, Lisa Lindsley, Capital Markets Advisor for SumOfUs, an international corporate watchdog, will present a shareholder resolution calling for the separation of the role of CEO and Chair of the Board, to create an independent Board Chair. Kroger CEOs have held the role of Board Chair for several decades.
 
 
“We believe that independent board leadership would be a constructive move for

Yang: White Lie, Black Lie, Blue Lie - So…Lies Are Not All Equal

on May 17, 2017 - 7:30am
By ELENA YANG
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
I knew if I waited long enough, I’d come across more articles informing me about our lying behavior.
 
Ahem … right. I kind of just lied … well, it’s more of a justification for my procrastination, or stretching the truth, or telling a white lie. I could have come up with more elaborate “reasons” for why I waited till now to write a column based on what I read about “blue lies” in mid March, two months ago. Indeed, I might have done so, without thinking, had I not been primed by my reading on lying.
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Seven History Museums Offer Free Admission For Kids

on May 17, 2017 - 7:17am
MUSEUM News:
 
PUEBLO, Colo. — History Colorado's Community Museums are excited to invite families to experience Colorado's history during the summer. Beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day, seven statewide history museums will offer free admission to kids 18 and under.
 
From historic homes to adobe forts, each museum tells the history of Colorado’s many cultures and prominent figures. This year, the Ute Indian Museum’s expanded and renovated museum in Montrose will be joining the museums to offer free admission for kids showcasing their new exhibits beginning June 10.
 
“Our museums
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Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunset Over North Mesa

on May 17, 2017 - 7:12am
Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset fills the sky Saturday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Los Alamos Woman Beaten And Robbed

on May 16, 2017 - 7:11pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

A Los Alamos woman in her 80s was followed home from Smith’s Marketplace Friday, May 12, by two women and beaten and robbed outside her garage. She has asked to remain anonymous.

In an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post, the victim said that while she was getting ready to put her purchases into the trunk of her car in the Smith’s parking lot, a young woman asked if she could help her. The victim said she declined the help but the young woman insisted.

After the young woman left, the victim said got into her car, stowed her cane and placed her purse on the

Science On Tap: Discovering Boron On Mars May 18

on May 16, 2017 - 7:09pm
LACD News:
 
Although the NASA Curiosity rover has investigated Mars since August 2012, it has only recently detected boron on the planet.
 
The presence of this element has implications for questions about abundant water, prebiotic chemistry, and the habitability of Mars. The ChemCam instrument, which has been vital to this research, was a joint effort between Los Alamos and the French Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales.
 
Come and hear Patrick Gasda, of the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing group, talk about what has been learned through this special and unique equipment

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:07pm
Astronomy News:
 
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.
 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Mars, Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its rings and moons will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Couple Faces 54 Charges In 17 Cases In Los Alamos

on May 16, 2017 - 7:06pm
Rosalinda Hurtado
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Joseph Lerma, 42, of Albuquerque and Rosalinda Hurtado, 38, of Alcalde are facing a total of 54 charges in some 17 cases originating in Los Alamos Magistrate Court and now in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Lerma and Hurtado were reportedly in a romantic relationship when they allegedly committed multiple crimes including check fraud, identity theft, forgery, fraud, and fraudulent use of credit cards, against Los Alamos residents of all ages from high school students to the elderly.

John Joseph Lerma

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Los Alamos Daily Post Weekly Sports Report

on May 16, 2017 - 5:09pm
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
‘Topper Softball
Los Alamos Softball earned an #11 seed in the NMAA State Tournament and will travel to Rio Rancho, N.M. to take on #6 Kirtland Central in the double-elimination 12 team tournament.
 
‘Topper Track and Field
Los Alamos Boys and Girls Track and Field will compete at the NMAA State Tournament in at the UNM Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque this Friday and Saturday.
 
‘Topper Girls Tennis Singles
2nd seeded Los Alamos Senior Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff fell to top seeded Farmington earning the 2 nd place trophy at the
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On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on May 16, 2017 - 4:41pm
On the job in Los Alamos: Bernardo Torres is a familiar face at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave., where he has worked since 2006. Photo by Maire O'Neill@ladailypost.com

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