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LANL MSC Consortium Honors Donors

on October 20, 2016 - 3:15pm

From left, LANL Deputy Director Rich Kacich, Executive Director Dave Lyons and MSC President Joseph Sanchez recognized MSC Grant Pool donors during the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, RDC Executive Director Val Alonzo, Executive Director Dave Lyons and CPO Director Kathy Keith at the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

SANTA FE – The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium (MSC) and Los Alamos

The Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Received Informative Updates on The Consent Order Agreement And Steps To Move Forward With Gross Receipt Tax Issue

on October 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
RCLC News:
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held its monthly Board meeting Oct. 14, at the Taos Plaza Old County Courthouse in Taos.
From the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), NM Secretary of Environment, Bruce Tongate and Katie Roberts, Director of the Resource Protection Division reported on the updated Consent Order Agreement. This agreement between the NMED and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guides and governs the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Roberts discussed how NMED has incorporated public

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Awards

on October 20, 2016 - 2:21pm
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2017 awards.
The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.
High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2017.

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday

on October 20, 2016 - 10:01am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be hosting its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 at the following locations:

  • Smith’s parking lot: 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center: 115 State Route # 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

LAPD asks the public to refrain from bringing

Moving Arts Espanola Presents 'Noche de Musica'

on October 20, 2016 - 8:42am
MAE News:
OHKAY OWINGEH  At 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Moving Arts Española (MAE) will present Noche de Musica, a benefit fundraiser for arts education in the Española Valley.
Noche de Musica will feature world-class performances by Danza Azteca de Anahuac, Flamenco Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo, Soprano Rena Harms, just returned from her debut as Madame Butterfly at the English National Opera, and the Branden James Duo, 2013 Finalists in 'America's Got Talent.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at Moving Arts Española, expanding opportunities and support

Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas And Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House Oct. 22-23

on October 20, 2016 - 8:14am
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque.
Everyone is welcome to this family fun event to meet the alpacas, shop for handmade gift items - roving, yarn, apples, honey and lavender.
For more information, call 505.490.0160.

October In Bandelier―Shuttles End, Hours Change, Wilderness Day, And A New Artist In Residence

on October 20, 2016 - 7:53am
Bandelier October Artist in Residence Irene Owsley. Courtesy photo
NPS News:
As the leaves and seasons change, things at Bandelier National Monument are also moving from summer to fall. 
Sunday, Oct. 16, the Bandelier Visitor Center hours changed to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the last day for the Atomic City Transit shuttles was Tuesday, Oct. 18. From now until until the buses resume in late spring, visitors are welcome to drive in to the Bandelier Visitor Center parking lot throughout the day. Also, the White Rock Visitor Center hours are now 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until spring.