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Dave Trujillo Presents First Show At Karen Wray Gallery

on September 17, 2019 - 10:39am

Image of work by Donato Spitzer and David Trujillo. The community is invited to the opening reception of their show, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 Courtesy/KRG

 

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos
 
For the past 10 years, David Trujillo has been one of the most popular and best-selling artists at the Karen Wray Gallery. This fall, he will co-present his first exhibition, “I should Have Known by Now,” with artist Donato Spitzer.
 
David Trujillo with one of his scrap-metal sculptures. Courtesy/KRG

Like many talented Los Alamos

Family Issues Statement On Passing Of Scott Udall

on September 17, 2019 - 10:10am

Scott Sterling Udall was born May 15, 1949 in Tucson. For the last 35 years, he made Flagstaff, Ariz. his home. Courtesy photo

From Tom Udall Press Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Udall family issued the following statement announcing the passing of their brother Scott Sterling Udall.

Scott Udall is survived by his siblings U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Lynn Udall, Lori Udall, Denis Udall and Jay Udall.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved brother, Scott Sterling Udall.

“In his youth, Scott was a mountain climber, outdoorsman, writer and storyteller.

Shop On The Corner Holds Big Sale Wednesday

on September 17, 2019 - 9:59am

The Shop on the Corner is holding a 50 percent off sale 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo

SHOP ON THE CORNER News:

The Shop on the Corner thrift store on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at Canyon Road andDiamond Drive will host a 50 percent off sale on all clothing and shoes 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

The sale extends to the boutique and the community is invited to attend.

Immigrant Youth Group Endorse Haaland For 2020

on September 17, 2019 - 9:39am
UWDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action have announced their first round of 2020 endorsements for 11 congressional champions including U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01).
 
These candidates have proven themselves to be true leaders in protecting immigrant youth and communities.

In 2018, immigrant youth and allies of United We Dream Action endorsed candidates, ran ads and knocked on doors to make the voices of the community heard and in the 2020 election cycle, these voices will be heard even louder.

First Members of the United We Dream Action 2020 Endorsement

Community Invited To Ribbon Cutting At LAVNS Today!

on September 17, 2019 - 9:36am

Governor Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 17, 2019 - 9:17am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday issued the following statement in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday and runs through Oct. 15: 
 
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our culture, our history, our faith and our commitment to continued progress toward equity and equality. New Mexico is proud of its centuries of Hispanic heritage, one of the bedrocks of our collective state history and culture.
 
“It’s a diverse heritage, defined as much by the engineering marvels of our acequia

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 17, 2019 - 9:13am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Raindrops Cling To Blades Of Grass

on September 17, 2019 - 8:59am

Daily Postcard: Raindrops spotted clinging to blades of ornamental grass during an early morning walk Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

President Trump Addresses Campaign Rally

on September 16, 2019 - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump addresses an enthusiastic crowd at his rally underway this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

The crowd cheers loudly for President Trump as he enters for his rally this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

Trump Rally Underway In Rio Rancho

on September 16, 2019 - 6:16pm

Scene from the Trump Rally underway in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the crowd at 7 p.m. as he begins his West Coast campaign swing. This is the president's first trip to New Mexico since taking office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State GOP Chair Steve Pearce speaks to the crowd ahead of President Trump's arrival this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President Trump's Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, right, chats with folks gathered at the Trump Rally.

Lecture Pays Homage To Music And Rosalie Heller

on September 16, 2019 - 3:51pm
Rosalie Heller
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rosalie Heller was pivotal in developing the arts and culture community in Los Alamos. In fact, she helped found several local arts organizations, including the Los Alamos Arts Council.

So, it seems fitting that the Los Alamos Arts Council establish a memorial lecture series to pay tribute to one of its creators.

The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture held its inaugural event last year with NPR’s Bill McGlaughlin speaking on the life and achievements of Leonard Bernstein.

LAHS Homecoming Court Asks Community To Participate In 'Court For A Cause'

on September 16, 2019 - 3:33pm
LAHS Homecoming Court from left, Zoe Butler, Ogden Berry, Ariel Edkin, Alex Moulton, Cory Liechty, JD Carson, Maddie Ovaska, Hunter Swavely, Ellie Oldham, Luc Chavez, Ona Gartz. Not pictured: Jacob Majors. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS FOUNDATION News:
 
All the schools are a buzz this week with Homecoming activities. There are the usual spirit days, a Homecoming parade, football game and dance, but this year there will be a new Homecoming tradition.

Boys And Girls Soccer Compete In Albuquerque Tournament

on September 16, 2019 - 3:24pm

Nick Mozyrsky fends off a striker to maintain possesion. Photo by Nate Limback

Kaitlyn McGrane fights for posession mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback

SPORTS News

The Boys’ and Girls’ varsity soccer teams were on the road this past weekend for the Albuquerque Academy tournament, where each team played three games.

Eight girl and eight boy teams from around the state participated in the event.
The boys lost their first game Thursday to Cleveland 0-3, but came back strong Friday to dominate Farmington 4-0.

Saturday’s final game against Santa Fe Prep was an evenly matched battle, ending in a

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County Housing Survey Closes Friday

on September 16, 2019 - 3:06pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s housing survey will close Friday regarding housing needs and preferences. Those individuals who live and work in Los Alamos County are invited to take the survey. A priority Strategic Goal of Council and of the Economic Vitality Strategic Plan is to increase the amount and types of housing options in the County. Survey questions are designed to assess local housing needs. Responses will help the County plan for new housing over the next 10 years. 

Follow this link to take the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LosAlamosHousingPreferenceSurvey

 

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Los Alamos County: Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Recruitment Now Open

on September 16, 2019 - 10:09am

COUNTY News:

The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. 

This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. 

The next census occurs in 2020.  

Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal

FBI Assumes Lead In Investigation Into Death Of 5-Year-Old Girl In Rio Arriba County

on September 16, 2019 - 9:54am

FBI investigates death of Renezmae Calzada, 5. Courtesy/NMSP

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI Albuquerque Division, and Rio Arriba County Sheriff James D. Lujan announced that the FBI has assumed the lead in the investigation into the death of Renezmae Calzada, 5, whose body was found Sept. 11 in the Rio Grande River in Rio Arriba County.

“The FBI is thoroughly investigating the disappearance and tragic death of Renezmae Calzada,” U.S. Attorney Anderson said. “The U.S.

New Mexico Honored For Providing Free Online Public Access To Legal Materials

on September 16, 2019 - 9:24am

NEW MEXICO COURTS News:

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico has earned national recognition for offering free online public access to legal materials, including state laws, court procedural rules and appellate court decisions.

 

The Harvard Law School’s Caselaw Access Project recently recommended New Mexico and its legal information website, NMOneSource.com, as a leading example of how courts can successfully expand access to the law through a publicly available website and shift from print-based legal publishing to “digital-first publishing.”

 

The New Mexico Compilation Commission, the state’s

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Meets With Pro Athletes Impacted By Climate Change

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with professional athletes with Protect Our Winters (POW) visiting Capitol Hill to discuss the effects of the climate crisis on the winter sports industry. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, participated in a hearing titled, “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action.”

The committee heard from professional winter athletes about the impact the climate crisis is having on winter sports,

Gessing: No Need For New Permanent Fund

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation

Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible $907 million of so-called “new money” when they convene in January. A vast majority of that money comes from the boom in oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

With nearly $8 billion available in 2020, the general fund budget will be up nearly 27 percent over just two years. Even fans of bigger government have to be concerned about the rapid rate of government expansion in such a short period of time.

What should be done to solve this very nice problem to have? 

Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists In 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

on September 16, 2019 - 8:55am

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Los Alamos High School includie Dara Armstrong, Talia Ben-Naim, Sean Dougherty, Eleanor Henderson, Emily Holmes, Cinlong Huang, Eli Iramk-Bent, Malea Joyce, Dimitri Lopez, Gopal Nadiga, Trystan Osburn, Juan Romero, Neha Sadasivan and Cameron Waters. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Friday the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Fourteen semifinalists are seniors at Los Alamos High School including: Dara Armstrong, Talia

LAHS 2019 Homecoming Week Activities Sept. 16-21

on September 16, 2019 - 8:19am

Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

This week Los Alamos will don green and gold to celebrate Homecoming 2019.

“It’s that time of the year when everyone is a Topper,” said Jonathan Lathrop, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. “Our Student Leadership team has been very busy planning a lot of activities to celebrate this tradition.”

The week begins Monday, Sept. 16 with the Billy Bob Volleyball game. Senior boys play volleyball while members of the LAHS Volleyball team act as coaches and referees. The game begins at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gymnasium.

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Learn Swimming With Mountain Club

on September 16, 2019 - 8:16am

Mountain Club News:

If you are thinking about taking a dip in the pool, Mountain Club is right here for you.

Swimming is perfect for both physical and mental health, including weight loss, stress-relief, and reducing the risk of heart disease. It helps you feel healthier and happier, inside and outside.

Health benefits of swimming:

Not only swimming is a life-saving water skill, but also regular exercise is crucial for staying in shape.

  • Muscles: swimming is a full body workout that engages muscles from your head to toes.

Murder, She Danced! At Smith Auditorium Oct. 6

on September 16, 2019 - 7:57am
 

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to this year's production of Murder, She Danced! presented by Dances of India. 

The event is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

Admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Indian snacks from the local Indian grocery store will be available for purchase during intermission.

All proceeds will go to the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand: http://www.ymcachiangmai.org/firstpage.html. Specifically their program for women: http://www.ymcachiangmai.org/main/en/Northern-Women-Development/.

Obituary: Irene Paine Sept. 13, 2019

on September 16, 2019 - 7:39am

IRENE PAINE Sept. 13, 2019

Irene Paine, 90, and half years old passed away the morning of Friday, September 13, 2019 with her children by her side.

She called Espanola home. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to New Mexico when she was just 16.

Before moving to Los Alamos, NM, she was one of only a few children chosen to sing at the funeral of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

She left a full paid scholarship to the Julliard School of music when her father came to work as a glass blower for the Manhattan project.

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NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 16, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

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