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DOE And NMED Hold Joint Meeting On Legacy Waste Clean-Up

on January 18, 2018 - 1:51pm

Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, right, and New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling take notes as NNSA representative Arturo Duran answers questions from the audience during Tuesday evening's meeting hosted by DOE and NMED at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Duran earlier outlined milestones and targets for FY 2018 legacy waste clean-up. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Environment Department public information meeting on FY2018 Appendix B milestones and targets Tuesday evening

New Mexico State Police Respond To Fatal Helicopter Crash Of Five People East Of Raton

on January 18, 2018 - 12:55pm

NMSP News:
RATON Around 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in Raton, New Mexico Police Department (RPD) dispatch contacted New Mexico State Police regarding a call of a downed helicopter.
 
RPD received a 911 call from a victim in the crash who reported the incident. The victim informed dispatch there were six people aboard the helicopter when it crashed. The caller reported three were injured and the other three unaccounted for. The exact location of the crash was uncertain.
 
Area law enforcement, including New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, and Colfax County Sheriff's

AFT New Mexico On State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:40am
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“The Governor’s farewell ‘State of the State’ address was an attempt to issue a parting shot at public educators – and their unions – for rejecting her so-called reforms which would have weakened the profession of education, hurt students, and erode hard-earned rights in their places of work.
 
“By doubling down on discredited reform policies – which other states are already moving away from, she does a disservice to not only our students, public educators, but

Wedding Announcement: Pienaar – Altherr

on January 18, 2018 - 10:35am

Heather Altherr and Jacques Pienaar were married Dec. 30, 2017 at the historic Northwards Mansion in Johannesburg, South Africa. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Michele Altherr of Los Alamos. The groom is the son of Alwyn and Elsabe Pienaar of Hartbeespoort, South Africa. The wedding was officiated by Reverend Werner Venter in both Afrikaans and English. The couple’s friend Kasia Kugay performed the song for the ceremony, ‘Wildflowers’ by Tom Petty and the mother of the bride read a passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.

Pearce On DOJ And DHS New Security Report

on January 18, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security issued a new report showing an overview of how many convicted terrorists entered the United States through the nation’s flawed homeland security policies:
 
“We can all agree that our policies to keep the border and our homeland secure has significant flaws. It doesn’t reflect life in the 21st Century and Congress has a job to change it.

Nate Gentry On 2018 State Of The State Address

on January 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Rep. Nate Gentry
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Statement from House Republican Leader Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), following the 2018 State of the State Address delivered Tuesday at the State Capitol by Gov. Susana Martinez: 
 
“New Mexicans are expecting results from their state leaders. With a projected additional $330 million in new revenue, we have a chance during these 30 days to pass laws that will make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“We must do more to protect the safety of New Mexicans, improve student achievement, and create more job opportunities.

Los Alamos To Host National Swim Teams

on January 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Courtesy/Los Alamos County

 

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Swimmers from the Meiji University out of Tokyo, Japan will host their training camp at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Wendy Lott of the Aquatic Center said the athletes are preparing to qualify for the Japanese Swimming Federation National Team to participate in competitions leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
 
The dates are not confirmed, Lott said, but they are tentatively set for late February to early March

Los Alamos High School Student Miriam Wallstrom Selected For United States Senate Youth Program

on January 18, 2018 - 9:42am

Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom. Photo by Don Taylor

EDUCATION News: 

Washington, D.C. — The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Los Alamos High School student Miriam Elizabeth Wallstrom will join Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich in representing New Mexico in the nation’s capital, March 3-10, during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week.

Wallstrom was selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 104 national student delegation who also will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

Daily Post Reporter Spots Humpback Whales

on January 18, 2018 - 6:57am

On the final day of her vacation Monday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey photographs a citizen science data collection activity she took part in at Dallmann Bay. The team collected samples of phytoplankton, which are the organisms that krill feed on. The study is looking at whether climate change has any effect on phytoplankton populations. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Three humpback whales are spotted Monday morning while in route to Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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