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Is The FBI In Your Future?

on March 17, 2015 - 8:07am

FBI News:

Looking for a life-changing career? Maybe you should join the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI is accepting application for Special Agent through March 31. For details on the Special Agent application, visit

All FBI employees must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete FBI background investigation, drug test and polygraph. The FBI is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity and inclusion.

"The FBI needs talented and motivated Special Agents who are eager to serve their country and communities," said Carol K.O.

Historian Richard Ruddy At Authors Speak March 26

on March 17, 2015 - 8:07am

Richard Ruddy. Courtesy MPL


Albuquerque historian Richard Ruddy is the featured Author at Mesa Public Library’s “Authors Speak” series at 7 p.m., March 26, in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda. 

Ruddy is the author of a biography of Edmund G. Ross, entitled Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist. Ross also served as a Territorial Governor of New Mexico.

The name of Edmund G.


Discover New Mexico Visits Los Alamos Middle School

on March 17, 2015 - 8:05am

Dakota Duran and Lucario Chavez show off their tin smithing work. Courtesy photo


A few experts in local culture and history paid a visit to Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) in February.

Students in the Night Hawk school team received a presentation from Jorge Maldonado and Joanie Budzileni of Bandelier National Monument on the history of the national monument and the importance of preservation. Additionally, San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov.

Elks Host Easter Egg Hunt At Ashley Pond April 4

on March 17, 2015 - 7:59am
Egg hunters at the 2014 BPOE Easter Egg hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
BPOE News:

BPOE (Elks) Lodge 2083 in Los Alamos will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at Ashley Pond Park.

Special visits from the Easter Bunny, Elroy the Elk and other mystery guests will be featured in addition to the egg hunt.

Areas at the pond are divided into three age groups:

  • age 4 and younger;
  • age 5 through 7; and
  • age 8 and older. 

Participants must bring their own baskets to collect eggs. 


First-Ever 'Girls' Choice' Outdoor Badges

on March 17, 2015 - 7:56am


To celebrate its 103rd birthday, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) unveiled a new series of badges, chosen by Girl Scouts.

The badges pay tribute to GSUSA’s commitment to providing girls fun and beneficial outdoor experiences through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). In November, GSUSA began a poll for the Girls' Choice Outdoor badges by inviting girls to vote on outdoor themes. Outdoor Explorer emerged as the winning theme, with five age-specific badge offerings:

  • Outdoor Adventurer;
  • Horseback Riding;
  • Archery;
  • Paddling (paddle sports such as kayaking,

Del Norte Credit Union Purchases Land To Build New White Rock Branch

on March 17, 2015 - 7:50am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), the healthiest credit union in New Mexico as ranked by in 2014, has purchased land to build a new branch in White Rock.

DNCU’s longstanding history with White Rock members dates back to the mid ‘70s. Investing in a new branch, rather than continuing to lease space for the branch, strengthens DNCU’s commitment to White Rock members. The new White Rock branch will be located on the vacant SE corner of Rover Blvd. and NM4, directly across the road from where a leased branch currently resides.

DNCU will announce

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At American Legion

on March 17, 2015 - 7:46am

Former Los Alamos Councilor Pilots Medical Helicopter

on March 16, 2015 - 6:16pm
Base Manager Matias Quintania, left, and pilot Geoff Rodgers in front of the Bell 407GX today at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Base Manager Matias Quintania, left, and pilot Geoff Rodgers today at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos County Councilor Geoff Rodgers has been hired to pilot the new emergency medical helicopter stationed in town by Classic Air Medical.

Rodgers completed his service on County Council Dec. 31 and started his new job Thursday.

Traffic Alert: US 84/285 Sweeping Operations Tuesday

on March 16, 2015 - 6:05pm


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations Tuesday on US 84/285 from mile marker 165 (Alamo Drive) to mile marker 181 (Jct. of US 84/285 & NM 503).

The sweeping operation kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.

Motorists can expect minor delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Tuesday. There will be one lane closure on the northbound and southbound lanes.

LAMS Serving Breakfast During PARCC Testing

on March 16, 2015 - 12:05pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Middle School will be serving breakfast during PARCC testing.

Summit Foods will have items ranging from 50 cents to $3 to help students get a good start to their day.


Yang: 'Time' Is Real & Measurable...

on March 16, 2015 - 12:01pm
Los Alamos

“Time” Is Real & Measurable…yet time is also very subjective

Most of the time, the idea of “time” resides in our perception. “You have too much time on your hands,” or, “I don’t have enough time to…” Every minute or hour is exactly the same quantity as the one before and the one after. Yet, try to tell that to a harassed father or a Fortune 500 VP (who could be a mom with two toddlers). 

Of course, everyone knows that stress, anxiety, and sense of time (or the lack of it) are intimately related.

Report: Minority Families In New Mexico And Nation Falling Behind

on March 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
VFC News:
ALBUQUERQUE — A sharp racial/ethnic divide has emerged within the world of low-income working families, posing a critical equity and economic challenge to New Mexico and the nation, a new study concludes.
Hispanics and African-Americans, who will continue to emerge as a larger segment of the workforce, will remain under-prepared and underpaid unless lawmakers in New Mexico are willing to pursue policies that would improve conditions. 
The disturbing portrait of America’s low-income working families was sketched by the Working Poor Families Project based on new analysis

Pastor Granillo: Driven

on March 16, 2015 - 11:58am
Los Alamos


Every once in a while we get the opportunity to take a real look into this world. And, even if only for an instant, we see how many people there are that need someone to shine a light into their lives.

Every once in a while we see a glimpse of a smile from a face that we thought was chiseled into a frown by experiences of war, loss, poverty, disappointment and fear.

United Church Hosts Mexico Mission Auction March 21

on March 16, 2015 - 11:26am

Letter To The Editor: Hemp Industrialization Equals Jobs For New Mexico

on March 16, 2015 - 11:05am
By Sen. Cisco McSorley

I am pleased that my bill, Senate Bill 94 (SB 94), designed to help New Mexico lay the foundation for hemp industrialization, has passed the Senate and the first committee in the House of Representatives.

The U.S. Congress recently legalized hemp for research purposes in last year’s agricultural bill. SB 94 creates the New Mexico Industrial Hemp Research and Development Fund for the agricultural, agronomical, ecological, processing, sales and marketing research purposes of hemp growth.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Offers New Insights Into Radiation Damage Evolution

on March 16, 2015 - 11:04am

Researchers at Los Alamos are studying complex materials issues, in this case the defects deep inside certain types of cubic metals. This image shows a reaction between two "stacking fault tetrahedra," a perfect SFT containing 15 vacancies and a defective SFT containing 13 vacancies. As the smaller SFT migrates through the material, (frames a and b), it eventually encounters the larger SFT (frame c), reacting with it to form a larger, perfect SFT containing 28 vacancies. The time for this reaction to occur at 700 degrees K is 237.64 nanoseconds. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

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OBITUARY: Luvella Reading Sept. 1, 1938 – March 11, 2015

on March 16, 2015 - 10:36am

LUVELLA READING Sept. 1, 1938 – March 11, 2015

Luvella Reading, 76, former resident of Los Alamos, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born in Abiquiu, NM on September, 1, 1938 to Sinferoza and Pedro Abeyta. 

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for many years and was an advocate of US service personnel and veterans, and always included them in her prayers for their well being and safe return. Luvella, known as “Nana Lu”, lived for the joy provided by her grandchildren, and great-granddaughter Chloe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel


Northern New Mexico Science Showdown April 19

on March 16, 2015 - 10:27am

House Passes Legislation To Allow Sick-Day Transfers

on March 16, 2015 - 10:21am

Rep. Conrad James


  • State Workers Would Be Able To Donate Sick Leave To Colleagues In Medical Emergencies

SANTA FE – The New Mexico House of Representatives passed legislation Saturday that would allow state workers to donate sick and annual leave to their colleagues in a medical emergency.

HB403, sponsored by Rep. Conrad James, passed by a unanimous 65-0 vote

“This legislation takes extra measures to protect our state workers,” James said. “I am proud that the House took these steps to help state employees in their hour of need.”

All sick-leave donations must remain within a

Legislature Honors New Mexico Teacher Of The Year

on March 16, 2015 - 10:10am

Devin DeVargas and New Mexico Teacher of the Year Debra Minyard of White Rock with their certificates. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos

New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Debra Minyard of White Rock was recognized by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and the New Mexico Legislature Friday in Santa Fe.

Minyard is a teacher at Pojoaque Valley High School (PVHS). She was joined at Friday's event by her husband Joshua Minyard, neighbor Venita Chavez and PVHS Principal Michael "Skip" Hemperley and Assistant Principal Jennifer Baca.

Minyard was doubly honored as her student Devin

LANL Reduces Water Use By 26 Percent In 2014

on March 16, 2015 - 8:59am

Cheryl Cabbil

LANL News:

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease

Los Alamos National Laboratory decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool a supercomputing center.

Michael Brandt

“Our goal during 2014 was to use only re-purposed water to support our mission at the Strategic Computing Complex (SCC), and we achieved that goal,” said Cheryl Cabbil, associate director of Nuclear and High Hazard Operations, which administers the Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility (SERF).

The reclamation facility

White Rock Branch Library/Youth Activity Center Remodel Moves Forward

on March 16, 2015 - 8:28am

View of the new White Rock Branch Library from N.M. 4 shows installation of glass panels has been completed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

View of the front entrance of the new White Rock Branch Library from Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Construction is moving along on the 10,500 square foot new White Rock Branch Library and remodeling of the Youth Activity Center adjacent to Piñon Park in White Rock.

The White Rock Library/Youth Activity Center is an approved project budgeted within the FY2013 Capital Improvement Program funds.

Arts Council Presents An Artful Evening April 18

on March 16, 2015 - 7:39am
Santa Fe pianist Ron Grinage. Courtesy/LAAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) nurtures culture and arts in the community. Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Fuller Lodge, the non-profit organization is hoping for support to continue its mission by doing what it does best celebrating the arts in a variety of forms.

The organization is hosting an Artful Evening, which will feature desserts by the Blue Window Bistro, music by Santa Fe Pianist Ron Grinage and a silent auction. The fundraiser also will feature a raffle for a Tiffany-style lamp.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Still Alice'

on March 16, 2015 - 7:29am

Movie poster for 'Still Alice.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater


Los Alamos

“Still Alice” is a brave film that will haunt you. True to the book on which it is based, the film takes a respectful but honest look at how it feels to get Alzheimers. What makes the story different is that it is told from the perspective of the one diagnosed.

As we watch this film, we become Alice, going through the months as she becomes aware of her cognitive degeneration. She is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers, a rare and genetic form of the disease.

New Mexico Legislature Recognizes Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper As 2014 Small Business Success

on March 15, 2015 - 1:00pm

Legislators recognize the Los Alamos Daily Post and other small businesses from across the state during a ceremony Monday morning at the State Capital. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

At center, Sen. Richard Martinez congratulates Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark Monday morning in the House Chambers. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


SANTA FE—The Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper and other small businesses from across the state were recognized last Sunday at a reception at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe and Monday during a special ceremony and