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LAFD Shares Heating Fire Safety Tips

on November 17, 2019 - 6:52pm

LAFD News:

Brrr! Do the chilly temperatures have you dreaming of cozy gatherings around a brightly lit fire? Or maybe your home’s heating systems are working double time to keep you warm this winter.

Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) says safety must be a top priority regardless of the type of heat source you are utilizing. Heating is the second leading cause of home fires.

Follow LAFD’s suggestions to keep your home warm and safe:

Space Heaters

“The biggest mistake is putting something too close to a heating source,” says Division Chief Joseph Baca.

LAPS Celebrates Rock Your Mocs Day

on November 17, 2019 - 8:12am

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy, left, introduces Julie Dare Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration at Los Alamos High School. Dare was recently hired as the Native American Liaison for Los Alamos Public School District. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students Rock Their Mocs Thursday during the Rock Your Mocs celebration. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com

 

By JAMES R. MOUNTAIN
Valley Daily Post

Students, parents, administrators, school board members and teachers gathered Thursday in Los Alamos to celebrate and recognize

Local Volunteer Shares Small Acts Of Kindness

on November 17, 2019 - 5:59am

Miguel Hoffman volunteers his time and talent to remove dead branches on old Ponderosa pine trees around the Hans Bethe House. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

Often large contributions get the spotlight while small acts of kindness go unrecognized ... but the generosity of Miguel Hoffman has not gone unnoticed. 

Hoffman grew up in Los Alamos and is now giving back to the community by donating his time and talents to help tend history.

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Taos Chamber Music Group Presents Three Concerts

on November 17, 2019 - 5:40am

Virtuoso Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov

TCMG News:

The Taos Chamber Music Group (TCMG) presents three performances, Dec. 13, 14 and 15 as part of a Russian holiday weekend at the Harwood Museum of Art.

All feature virtuoso Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov, beginning with a solo recital of Prokofiev Piano Sonatas  Friday, Dec. 13.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, Ivanov joins TCMG members for chamber music by Alexander Borodin (Piano Trio in D Major), Mikhail Glinka (Trio pathétique in D minor) and Anton Arensky (Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor).

For tickets and more information, visit

Luminarias de Abo Event In Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Near Mountainair 5:30 P.M. Dec. 7

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company

Scene from Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Photo by Richard Estrada/Edgewood Picture Company 

 

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument News:

 

MOUNTAINAIR – The community is invited to a special night at Luminaria de Abo in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

 

The majestic contours of the beautiful Abo mission will glow with more than 1,000 luminarias, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

 

Against clear New

New Mexico Delegation: $12.5 Million Grant To Improve Safety On Permian Basin Transportation Corridor

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) a $12,500,000 grant.
 
NMDOT will use the funds to repair and add safety enhancements along a section of US Highway 285 between Loving and the Texas border.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Connecting Entrepreneurs With Local Experts Dec. 4

on November 17, 2019 - 5:33am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos will host a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Central Park Square.
 
This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.
 
At the beginning of the event, each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses.

Udall Amendment In NASA Bill Combats Space Junk

on November 17, 2019 - 5:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has announced the passage of two Udall-authored amendments and two additional Udall-cosponsored amendments to the NASA Reauthorization Act of 2019.
 
The Committee accepted all four amendments on a unanimous voice vote and voted to advance the NASA reauthorization bill to the Senate floor.
 
“Outer space is both a strategic national security priority and an economic engine for communities in New Mexico and across the

On The Job In Los Alamos: Troy Fernandez Addresses Those Who Provide Emotional Support To Others

on November 17, 2019 - 5:25am
On the job in Los Alamos is Troy Fernandez, LISW, left, speaking about self care during a meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos County Fire Administration Office. Fernandez shared practical information with members of the Los Alamos County Chaplain Corps and Los Alamos National Laboratory Behavioral Health Response Team on how to monitor personal well being and make self care a priority for those who provide emotional support to others through their work or volunteerism. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Fr. Glenn: The End is Near! (…maybe)

on November 17, 2019 - 5:13am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well … it’s been a little while since I’ve seen a doomsayer prediction in the news … “The end is coming! ... at X o’clock on [insert specific date here … rinse and repeat]” type. One can’t help but wonder why some who ascribe to the inerrancy of Biblical scriptures seem to forget Jesus: “Heaven and earth will pass away…But of that day and hour NO ONE knows…” (Matthew 24:35-36) Yet, despite such assurances from Jesus Himself, such predictions linger. Hopefully the doomsayer in his sincerity will be so kind as to discontinue the collection/tithing that week.

AGU Awards 2019 Presidential Citation For Science And Society To 100-Year-Old David Perlman

on November 17, 2019 - 5:11am
David Perlman, 100, retired science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, was awarded AGU’s 2019 Presidential Citation for Science and Society. Courtesy/Katy Perlman
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — David Perlman, longtime science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and the “dean of science journalism,” has been awarded the 2019 AGU Presidential Citation for Science and Society.
 
Established in 2012, the AGU Presidential Citation recognizes leaders whose work has helped advance Earth and space science and increased the understanding and appreciation of its value to society.
 
There are few,

Cone Zone: Week Of Nov. 18, 2019

on November 17, 2019 - 5:07am

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following project:

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

In order to build the new Canyon Road connection, it is necessary to install an 8” waterline across N.M. 502 at Arroyo Lane. This will require a flagging operation, which is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

The plan is for Star Paving to complete construction of the Canyon Road connection and then close the existing Canyon Road at a time/date yet to be determined. More information will be available in the next Cone Zone.

With the exception of

Posts From The Road: San Francisco de Asis Church

on November 17, 2019 - 5:03am
Front Exterior: The front of the church is adorned with three crosses, one above the entry and one on each bell tower. A large buttress below each bell tower support the front of the structure. The shadow of a cross in the foreground is from the entrance archway to the church grounds. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Light, Shadow and Form: The sculpted shapes of the church create interesting light and shadow forms all times of the day. A walk around the building reveals many unique design features. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Window and Vigas: The window and vigas create

State’s Newest Historic Site Hosts Holiday Event

on November 17, 2019 - 5:01am
Luminarias at Illuminarte event in 2018. Courtesy/NMDCA
 
NMHS News:
 
ALCALDE Experience the magic of northern New Mexico this Holiday season at the Lights of Los Luceros, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Los Luceros Historic Site. 
 
This unique nighttime event allows visitors to stroll the picturesque roads of Los Luceros lit by thousands of glowing farolitos. Entertainment includes Los Matachines de Alcalde and an Indigenous dance group who will perform throughout the evening around aromatic bonfires of piñon.

NWS: Today’s High Near 55; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on November 17, 2019 - 4:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: FBCLA Cross Created From Tree Trunk

on November 17, 2019 - 4:59am

Daily Postcard: A cross created from the trunk of a tree on the edge of the parking lot at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A.. Clark/ladailypost.com

Night With A Nerd: LANL’s Stephen Schreiber Discusses (Mis)Understanding Radiation Dec. 13

on November 16, 2019 - 9:36pm
BSMA News:
 
Division Leader Stephen Schreiber, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nuclear Process Infrastructure Division discusses facts vs fiction about nuclear radiation, debunking the myth that all radiation is dangerous, at 6 p.m., Dec. 12, at projectY, 150 Central Park Square.
 
In fact, Schreiber argues that most people could achieve improved health and vitality by increasing their exposure to radiation. Intrigued? Come learn more!
 
Admission is free for Bradbury Science Museum Association members and $10 for the general public. Register as space is limited. Bradbury Science

County Council Proclaims Dec. 3 Giving Tuesday

on November 16, 2019 - 9:25pm

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, presents a proclamation Tuesday at the County Council meeting that designates Dec. 3 as Giving Tuesday. Local nonprofit representatives from left, Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond, Lemonade Living Founder/President Melissa Arias, PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell, Self Help, Inc. Board President Rosemary Alme, Lemonade Living Board Secretary Margi Harrach, United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Cindy Padilla, UNM-LA Chancellor and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board member Cindy Rooney and

Obituary: Michael Douglas Wolff Dec. 8, 1953 – Oct. 30, 2019

on November 16, 2019 - 8:52pm

MICHAEL DOUGLAS WOLFF Dec. 8, 1953 – Oct. 30, 2019

Mike Wolff died recently in a place he loved—the family cabin in Colorado. He was surrounded by the spirits of those he loved and those who loved him, happy memories, and beautiful views of the Spanish Peaks and the Rocky Mountains.

Michael Douglas Wolff was born on December 8, 1953, in Minnesota and was the second child of Marilyn Louise (Jones) Wolff and Walter Pitts Wolff. He grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1972.

Mike worked at Pierotti’s Flower Shop, both before and after his three-year

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Los Alamos 2019 Regular Local Election Results Official

on November 16, 2019 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, swears in members of the Canvass Board Thursday morning for the first ever Regular Local Election. Canvass Board members from left, Danielle Gardner, Cameron Counters, JoAnn Johnson, David Schiferl and Lee Weinland. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gathered Thursday morning for the Regular Local Election Canvassing, from left, County Clerk Naomi Maestas, County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz and Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE News:

Medical Associates Of Northern New Mexico Earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation From IAC

on November 16, 2019 - 11:40am

MANNM News:

Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, 3917 West Road, Suite A in Los Alamos Medical Center, was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic.

This latest accreditation awarded to the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to comply with the published Standards.

Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation

New Sign Installed At Cricket Window On Central

on November 16, 2019 - 11:25am

Cricket Window owner Rachel Hansen and her boyfriend Corey Pappas install a new sign Friday afternoon on the store at 1247 Central Ave., Suite 213, above the Karen Wray Gallery and Los Alamos Daily Post. Cricket Window is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store offers antiques and artisan home décor goods. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Game & Fish Partners In Mexican Wolf Recovery

on November 16, 2019 - 10:10am
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is officially on board as a lead agency in Mexican wolf recovery efforts.
 
At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Chair Joanna Prukop of the New Mexico State Game Commission and Director Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration that enables the signatory agencies to implement a long-term, scientifically based program to reintroduce and manage Mexican wolves (Canis lupus

Meow Wolf Two Ways: With And Without Kids

on November 16, 2019 - 9:51am
Outside Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Becky Rutherford takes a virtual adventure aboard The Raven. Courtesy photo
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
I work full time, I have kids, I’m in school, and I am perpetually behind on laundry, but sometimes you have to say, “Time for a break” and drop everything to go to Meow Wolf and dance your behind off.
 
Or at least that’s what I told myself when I bought tickets to Claude Vonstroke’s Oct. 18 show at Meow Wolf.
 
I had seen Vonstroke perform at Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex music festival in July, and he was fantastic, so I couldn’t

County Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Nov. 21

on November 16, 2019 - 9:49am

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