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Los Alamos Police Department Achieves CALEA National Accreditation

on March 24, 2018 - 9:28am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, third from right, and LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts receive the CALEA National Accreditation Award this morning in Frisco, Texas. Also in attendance, Cmdr. Oliver Morris, second from right, and Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, second from left. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Police Department has achieved National Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agents (CALEA).

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone, Cmdr.

A Mountaineer’s Story: One Year Climbing The World’s Most Beautiful Mountains

on March 24, 2018 - 8:33am

Local adventurer Ron Morgan spent 2017 climbing mountains across the country and world. He started in June in Washington and Peru and ended in December climbing two mountains in Mexico. Courtesy/Ron Morgan

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers are hosting a talk from local adventurer Ron Morgan, who spent much of 2017 climbing mountains around the world.

The talk is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, following the Mountaineers’ 7 p.m. meeting to discuss upcoming outings.

In 2017, Morgan set out with his climbing partners to climb mountains

Shin: Single-payer Is Not The Answer

on March 24, 2018 - 8:11am
Candidate for House Rep. District 43

Obamacare had thousands of pages of job-killing mandates, regulations, and taxes. Why should we be surprised at rising costs and skyrocketing premiums? We should have learned that more government regulation over health care is disastrous. Instead, we have Councilors Sheehey and Chandler competing to be the louder voice for single-payer: the most control government can have over health care.

Be wary of those who tout the merits of socialized medicine.

NM Delegation Announces Small Business Loans Available For Businesses Affected By Ongoing Drought

on March 24, 2018 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that small businesses in several New Mexico counties will be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) due to the ongoing drought.
The loans are designed to offset economic losses from reduced revenues caused by drought.

Six Food Safety Tips To Make Easter And Passover A Safe Egg-stravaganza

on March 24, 2018 - 7:54am
Seeing your first robin may be the sign of warm things to come, but once Easter and Passover have arrived, you know that Spring is here! Interestingly, both Easter and Passover include the wondrous egg, as a springtime symbol of new life, in their festivities.
We all know the Bunny brings Easter eggs, but what many folks don’t know, is that Passover Seders (ceremonial meals) typically include a hard boiled egg course.
Additionally, many recipes for Passover, which is also known as the “feast of unleavened bread,” call for eggs or egg whites which take the place of

PEEC: Living Art With Brian Arthur March 30

on March 24, 2018 - 6:59am
Local artist Brian Arthur uses Usnea and Antler lichen to create his artwork. He places the lichen between two pieces of plexy glass as room dividers or wall hangings. He has found that the Usnea lichen continues to grow within the panels. Photo by Brian Arthur
PEEC News:
The community is invited to join local artist Brian Arthur to explore the healing lessons of nature and see his nature-imbued art at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the Los Alamos Nature Center to learn about his artistic practice and inspirations.
In the first portion of his presentation, Arthur will discuss his

North Central Regional Transit District Adds Additional Bus To Chimayo Route On Good Friday

on March 24, 2018 - 6:54am
RTD News:
In addition to its regular 150 Chimayo Route bus, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD “Blue Bus”) will be adding an additional bus along its Española to Chimayo route to accommodate people making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, March 30.
Two ADA accessible buses will run on a continuous loop throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the first bus begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 9 a.m.) departing from the Española Transit Center on Paseo de Oñate across from Cook’s Hardware.

New Exhibition At National Hispanic Cultural Center Celebrates New Mexicans In Social Movements

on March 24, 2018 - 6:53am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― A new exhibit, "People-Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements," features photo portraits and first-person stories of everyday New Mexicans and their experiences participating in social movements.
Curated by Humans of New Mexico, the exhibit will open 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) historic, adobe History & Literary Arts Building (1927) on the northeast side of campus and runs through Oct. 19.
Humans of New Mexico is a not-for-profit project, which highlights individuals in the state and shows the

Forest Service Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour April 28

on March 24, 2018 - 6:53am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.
The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
The Glorieta Rock Tour is free and open to the public.
The tour will begin at at 9:30 a.m. April 28 at Pecos Ranger Station, 32 South Main Street, Pecos, NM. RSVP by calling the Pecos Ranger Station at 505.757.6121.

Council Of Carpenters Backs Lujan Grisham

on March 24, 2018 - 6:52am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Lujan Grisham:
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the endorsement of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters representing carpenters in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest.
The labor union is the 14th to back her campaign for Governor of New Mexico. 

“Congresswoman Lujan Grisham is the type of fighter New Mexico needs to help bring jobs to New Mexico and help ensure that the jobs go to New Mexicans,” New Mexico Carpenter Representative Matthew Suarez of Albuquerque said.

NIST: 'Hard Rock' Standard Reference Material Makes Identifying Chemicals In Mine Waste Easier

on March 24, 2018 - 6:50am
USGS chemist Steve Wilson collects hard rock mine waste for Standard Reference Material 2780a from the Silver Crown Mine, near Silverton, Colo. Courtesy/Mike Thompson/USGS
NIST News:
Across the American West’s Rocky and Sierra mountains, miners dug for gold, silver, zinc and lead to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
As they burrowed into the mountains seeking thick veins of valuable ore, they tossed tons of rock waste outside their mine entrances.
Now, beautiful mountain vistas are marred by mine waste dumps that have turned into

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 30-April 5

on March 24, 2018 - 6:49am
PAC 8 Tevelvision schedule for March 30 through April 5:
Friday, March 30, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 3-20-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast 
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos Heart Council – Fantastic Voyage Through Your Heart – New Ways to Treat Heart Disease
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, March 31, 2018 

Liver Cancer Caused By Alcohol Consumption May Have Worse Prognosis Than Other Forms

on March 24, 2018 - 6:45am
A new study indicates that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer often do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, mainly due to diagnoses at later stages.
Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that efforts should be made to improve both screening for early signs of liver cancer and the management of alcohol abuse.
Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with hepatitis B and C infections being the

2018 New Mexico State Senior Olympics Upcoming

on March 24, 2018 - 6:44am
Anyone 50 years of age or older may register for the 2018 New Mexico Senior Olympic Games, which are July 18 through July 22 in Albuquerque. 
A Registration Booklet is available. Participation will possibly qualify for 2019 National Senior Olympic Games also in Albuquerque. 
For more information call 505.672.1639.

Planning And Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on March 24, 2018 - 6:43am
The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Boards and Commissions Room #110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Easter Events

on March 24, 2018 - 6:43am

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:

Over 2,000 years ago, God’s plan of redemption changed the world. The power of sin and death was broken through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ that first Easter. If you’d like to consider a whole new start — a new life —  join us at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Come discover how God’s amazing and powerful sacrifice can radically impact your life today!

Join us...

Palm Sunday

March 25 | 10:20 a.m.

Good Friday

March 30 | 7:30 p.m. The Service of Tenebrae — “The Shadows”


April 1 | 8:30 a.m.

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Acres Sunrise

on March 24, 2018 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise lights up the sky Thursday in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

LALO ‘Guys And Dolls’ Comes Up A Winner

on March 23, 2018 - 8:33pm
Sky Masterson (Bear Schact) rolls the dice. Photo by Larry Gibbons
Happy couples Sky (Bear Schact) and Sarah (Joy Armstrong) and Adelaide (Elisa Enriquez) and Nathan (Jeff Favorite). Photo by Larry Gibbons
Los Alamos Daily Post

For its 70th anniversary, Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) brings us “Guys and Dolls.” The show opened Thursday and continues through Saturday, with a  2 p.m. matinee  Saturday in addition to the 7:30 p.m. evening show.

This perennial favorite debuted in 1950 and many hundreds of productions later, it still

Rio Arriba County Fire & Emergency Services Issues BURN BAN For March 24-25

on March 23, 2018 - 8:26pm

Rio Arriba County Emergency Services News:

Rio Arriba County Fire & Emergency Services has issued a BURN BAN for Rio Arriba County for March 24-25.

All open burning is strictly prohibited due to high winds.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Please continue to contact the Fire & Emergency Services administrative offices Monday through Friday for more information on burn permits and future restrictions.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tonight

on March 23, 2018 - 4:50pm

Cast of the 2018 spring musical at LAHS. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
The Los Alamos High School Olions proudly present their 2018 spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
This award-winning comedy follows several quirky middle-school contenders vying to become spelling bee champion.
Putnam shows at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 and 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday of April 6-8, in the Blackbox at LAHS.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

County Lobbyist Briefs Council On Legislative Session

on March 23, 2018 - 4:03pm

Despite Gov. Susana Martinez vetoing Senate Bill 17, Los Alamos County Lobbyist Scott Scanland shares some good news during his briefing Tuesday night to Council. He reported the latest legislative session produced a positive budget, adding that the state put almost 10 percent in reserves.

FBI: Las Cruces Woman Sentenced To Prison For Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Conviction

on March 23, 2018 - 3:59pm
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Joclyn Telles, 35, of Las Cruces, was sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for her methamphetamine trafficking conviction. 
Telles and co-defendant Joshua Nestle, 26, also of Las Cruces, were arrested in Feb. 2017, and were charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The complaint also charged Nestle with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with using and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Boys U11 And U12 Soccer Teams Win In Duke City

on March 23, 2018 - 3:58pm
Krypton Laser’s goalie Brendan French begins a counter-attack with a throw to teammate Z Gartz. Photo by G. Salazar-Brown

Cam McDonald launches a through-ball to one of his Krypton Laser teammates. Photo by G. Salazar-Brown
The Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers defeated the Westside United Bears 3-1 in a hard fought match for their third win in three games.
Dhruv Thulasidasan initiated the Lasers first goal by stealing the ball from a Bears midfielder and passing to James Ito who dribbled down the right side of the field and drilled a shot to the far post past the

Lujan Grisham: Dysfunction In Congress

on March 23, 2018 - 3:54pm
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on legislation that failed to address critical priorities. 
“The American people are frustrated and angry with how broken Congress is. They are tired of Congress ignoring life-threatening issues, refusing to listen to them, and repeatedly failing to accomplish its most basic, fundamental responsibilities in a timely manner. They have consistently made their frustrations loud and clear.

Expect To See New Art Around Los Alamos County

on March 23, 2018 - 3:53pm
During the Tuesday County Council meeting, councilors check out the three kinetic wind sculptures the Arts and Public Places Board recommends purchasing. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The community can expect to see several new additions to the Los Alamos County’s art collection.
Los Alamos County Council approved to purchase two kinetic wind sculptures and accept a donation of a third sculpture during their regular meeting Tuesday night.