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LANL's Dr. Steven P. Girrens Named ASME Fellow

on April 26, 2015 - 8:13pm

Via video during a special event Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Research Park, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich congratulates new ASME Fellow Dr. Steven P. Girrens, at left, and commends him for his achievements in the field of engineering. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Dr. Brad Meyer, Sharon Stover and Dr. Alan Bishop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
A hush fell over the room Thursday evening as word came that Dr. Steven P. Girrens had entered the elevator at the Los Alamos Research Park.

Santa Fe CIR: Talk On Mexico By Roderic Ai Camp

on April 26, 2015 - 5:04pm

Roderic Ai Camp

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a World Affairs Discussion Event at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

The topic is The Democratic Paradox in Mexico: Increasing Governability and Declining Trust in Democratic Institutions.

The speaker is Roderic Ai Camp, Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont Mckenna College and founding member of the Advisory Board, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Smithsonian Institution.

Professor Camp’s presentation will

'A Dose of Reality' Campaign Launched To Combat Teen Prescription Painkiller Abuse

on April 26, 2015 - 9:17am
HSD News:
SANTA FE  the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) announced Tuesday a new statewide prevention campaign to further combat prescription drug abuse.
Called A Dose of Reality, the campaign educates youth and their parents about the serious risks of addiction and overdose from prescription painkiller abuse.
Every day, almost 2,500 youth nationwide between the ages of 12 and 17 will abuse prescription drugs for the first time. In New Mexico, nearly one in 11 high school students report having abused prescription painkillers.

Heinrich Introduces Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

on April 26, 2015 - 8:33am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D- N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced Thursday the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, a bill to make it easier for kids to connect with the outdoors and realize the many physical and mental health benefits associated with a more active, outdoor lifestyle.
Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc. in the House of Representatives.
"The Healthy Kids Outdoors Act would enrich the lives of our children, improve public health, and

IRS Offers Top 10 Tax Tips

on April 25, 2015 - 7:05am

IRS News:

The IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers each year.

There are a variety of reasons why the IRS might send someone a notice.

Here are the top 10 tips to know in case a notice arrives:


  • Don’t panic. You often can take care of a notice simply by responding to it.
  • An IRS notice typically will be about your federal tax return or tax account. It will be about a specific issue, such as changes to your account. It may ask you for more information. It could also explain that you owe tax and that you need to pay the amount that is due.
  • Each notice has specific instructions, so

DOE Accident Investigation Board Concludes: Plenty Of Blame To Go Around For Radioactive Release At WIPP

on April 24, 2015 - 3:09pm
DOE Accident Investigation Board Chair Ted Wyka speaking at Thursday's Town Hall meeting at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visual depiction of Panel 7, Room 7 at WIPP, where Drum 68660 in row 16, column 4 leaked radioactive material. The DOE Accident Investigation Board issued a 670-page forensic study of the Feb. 2014 accident and its aftermath. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Ted Wyka, chairman for the Department of Energy Accident Investigation Board was at Fuller Lodge Thursday night to inform the Los