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RCLC Meeting Moved To Oct. 19 In Los Alamos

on September 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

RCLC News:

The September meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) has been canceled due to a change in the availability of the scheduled presenter.

All actions and presentations are moved to the next regular meeting scheduled for Oct. 19 in Los Alamos. 

NFIB/New Mexico Endorses Republican Candidate Lisa Shin For State Rep. Dist. 43

on September 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Lisa Shin

NFIB News:

Lisa Shin of Los Alamos is officially endorsed for House Dist. 43 by the National Federation of Independent Business/New Mexico.

Its small business owners statewide appreciate her alignment with their issues, her willingness to run for this important position and, most importantly, believe she will be a good leader within the New Mexico House of Representatives.

NFIB will be promoting her endorsement on the state webpage and member communication including its signature New Mexico Voter Guide that is mailed to each and every member.

Jack Ammerman Wins Constitution Day Poster Contest

on September 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Jack Ammerman, winner of the 2018 Constitution Day Poster Contest, receives his $100 cash prize from Dawn Voss, president of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women. Courtesy photo


Jack Ammerman is the winner of the 2018 Constitution Day Poster Contest. President Dawn Voss of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women presented Ammerman with a $100 cash prize.

The award ceremony was held Sunday at Urban Park during the Constitution Day Picnic sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos.

Ammerman is an eighth grade student and is homeschooled.

Obituary: Thelma D. Segura Oct. 10, 1919 – Sept. 11, 2018

on September 18, 2018 - 4:36pm

THELMA DOMINGUEZ SEGURA Oct. 10, 1919 – Sept. 11, 2018

Thelma D. Segura died peacefully on September 11, 2018 at the age of 98 years in Albuquerque surrounded by her loving family.

Thelma was born on October 10, 1919 in Clayton, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Neno Segura and son Thomas and Dora Segura. 

Thelma is survived by her children Samia and Jerry Davis, Floyd and Stephanie Segura, Neno and Victoria Segura, Nina and Ken Gallegos, Ginny Loucks, and Michael Segura.

Thelma is survived by her 13 grandchildren: Anthony and Cynthia Segura, Neno and


Fall Bible Conference Features Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.

on September 18, 2018 - 4:16pm

Scouts, Other Organizations Invited To Be Color Guard For Los Alamos County Council Meetings

on September 18, 2018 - 10:29am


The Los Alamos County Council invites Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with other local organizations, to serve as Color Guard at any Council Regular Meeting or Work Session.

Presentation of the flags by a Color Guard can occur at the beginning of any Council meeting on a Tuesday at 6 p.m. in either Council Chambers or White Rock Fire Station 3. The presentation is followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The name of the troop or organization presenting Color Guard will be included on the agenda and announced at the meeting.

To reserve a date, the troop or

Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Historical Society Gala

on September 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Executive Director Heather McClenahan welcomes guests to a magical evening Saturday at the 5th Annual Historical Society Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Los Alamos History Museum, 75th Anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and 100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 22. Tables sparkled, and guests reminisced during the special event at historic Fuller Lodge that included live and silent auctions of treasures and one-of-a-kind experiences, live music by the Los Alamos Big Band and dinner catered by Pig and Fig Cafe. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Scene from the

Udall Named To House-Senate Conference Committee To Finalize Interior And Environment Funding

on September 18, 2018 - 9:51am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, has been named to the conference committee that will finalize the fiscal year 2019 Interior & Environment Appropriations bill, which funds the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Forest Service, and various other agencies.
The conference committee includes leaders of four House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees and

Co+Op Hosts Holistic Health Fair Sept. 29

on September 18, 2018 - 9:35am

Bernalillo County Champions ‘Medicaid Buy-In’

on September 18, 2018 - 9:29am
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, after hearing from NM Together for Healthcare leaders from Bernalillo County, passed a resolution Sept. 11 that supports the state’s commitment to exploring an innovative proposal to allow New Mexicans to purchase health insurance coverage through Medicaid -- including those who do not qualify for Medicaid or cannot afford to use their current insurance.
“The Medicaid Buy-in plan is important because insurance is very expensive, and all New Mexicans need healthcare coverage,” said Reyna Tovar, a Partnership for

Mountain Elementary 6th Graders Join PEEC And Bandelier Educators For Bird Banding Training

on September 18, 2018 - 8:40am

Mountain Elementary School 6th graders traveled Friday to Alamo Boundary Trail for bird banding training. Educators from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier showed students how to spot and identify birds as well as how to safely catch, study, band and release them. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Denise Matthews, PEEC Play-based Education Specialist greeted students and led a bird watching hike. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Students shared binoculars and learned to spot birds. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Mountain Elementary

Katherine Seluja And Tina Carlson Read Poetry Oct. 21

on September 18, 2018 - 8:39am
Katherine DiBella Seluja
Teatro Paraguas announces a book launch and poetry reading with Katherine DiBella Seluja, reading from her book Gather The Night, published by UNM Press (2018), at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Teatro Paraguas is at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Admission is free.
This debut collection reads like an elegy, not just for the author’s brother Lou, stricken with schizophrenia, but for all families affected by mental illness.
Tina Carlson
Through multiple personae and a variety of styles, Seluja offers a gritty authenticity and empathy

Celebrate National Public Lands Day At Bandelier

on September 18, 2018 - 8:30am
Volunteers will gather Sept. 29 to help remove this invasive plant species called Mullein growing at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day is generally billed as the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
On this day, thousands of people do volunteer work such as trail maintenance and litter pickup, while others make a special point of taking the day to enjoy the public lands that belong to everyone. To celebrate this special day, many federal lands, and some state parks as well, offer free admission.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rejects Invitation To Heritage Month Celebration At White House

on September 18, 2018 - 8:07am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump rejecting his invitation to attend a reception honoring Hispanic Heritage Month and detailing the ways this administration’s rhetoric and actions have stood in stark contrast to the history and values of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The letter opens, “I write to inform you that I decline your invitation to attend a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House because your

LANL Scientist Jonathan Dowell Discusses Lighthouse Directional Radiation Detector During Science On Tap

on September 18, 2018 - 7:15am

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Jonathan Dowell presented the talk, ‘Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time’ Monday evening at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Like its namesake, the lighthouse directional radiation detector is all about maintaining a safe distance from harm. Whether the goal is confirming absence of radioactive materials or tracking them, the latest engineering innovation by Dowell and his colleagues brings a radiation-detection tool with immense potential to keep workers and the public safe.

Home Country: Should Have Been Diamond Cutters

on September 18, 2018 - 7:13am
Home Country
Slim Randles
You have to look for the schism, Jasper said to himself out at the woodpile. He put another chunk of firewood up on the splitting block and took a look at the checking cracks that ran part way through the circles of age rings.
If I hit it right there, he said to himself, it should cleave.
"What do you think, Arthur? If I hit it right there...?"
Arthur looked up from his end of the woodpile and wagged his tail. The old guy's talking to me again. Sure is cold out here. When are we going back in the cabin? Isn't it almost time for supper?

Opening Reception For ‘Sculpture Vessels’ Wednesday

on September 18, 2018 - 6:25am
ART News:
The opening reception for “Sculptural Vessels,” an exhibit of ceramics by Sharon Brush, is 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the UNM-LA Library.
Refreshments will be served.
Featured artist Sharon Brush is a new ceramics instructor here at UNM-LA. Her hand built works will be on display Sept. 19 through Nov. 1 in the Library.
Come to the opening and talk with the artist!

Otero County Crash Survivor Fatally Struck By Passing Car

on September 18, 2018 - 6:25am
NMSP News:
OTERO COUNTY At about 5:30 a.m., Sept. 16, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on US Highway 82 around mile post 11 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft.
The initial investigation indicated a Hyundai, driven by Jason Clapper, 35, of Alamogordo was traveling west on US 82 at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons the Hyundai left the roadway and rolled. Clapper, who was wearing his seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was able to exit the vehicle.
After the crash, while standing in the west bound lane of US 82 in a dark and unlit area, Clapper was

Libertarian: End Taxation Of Currency, Gold, Silver

on September 18, 2018 - 6:17am
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 would eliminate capital gains taxes on most transactions conducted with precious metals.
West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney introduced the Money Metals Tax Neutrality Act, which was quickly cosponsored by Rep. French Hill of Arkansas and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho. If passed, the bill’s tax exemptions would encompass “(1) gold, silver, platinum, or palladium coins minted and issued by the (U.S.

SVHsupport Renamed Anchorum St. Vincent

on September 18, 2018 - 6:17am
ASV News:
SANTA FE — Sept. 13, Santa Fe-based SVHsupport, one of the largest nonprofit charitable organizations in the State of New Mexico providing financial and strategic support to CHRISTUS St. Vincent, has announced the company’s new name – Anchorum St. Vincent – as it celebrates its 10-year partnership with CHRISTUS Health as the 50 percent community owner of CHRISTUS St. Vincent.


Anchorum also unveiled its new vision for serving as a nonprofit community health impact organization, improving the well-being and quality of life for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

Northern Foundation Annual Gala Nov. 10

on September 18, 2018 - 6:07am
NNMC News:
Save the date for Espanola Valley’s social event of the year: The Northern Foundation 23rd Annual Gala, Saturday Nov. 10 at Ohkay Owingeh Convention Center.
Have a grand time and help raise scholarship money to create futures for Northern New Mexico College students and the communities of the Espanola Valley.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and auction items are being assepted. For information, contact Robin Duran at 505.747.2218,

Obituary: Celia G. Lujan Jan. 15, 1927 – Sept. 9, 2018

on September 18, 2018 - 6:04am

CELIA G. LUJAN Jan. 15, 1927 Sept. 9, 2018

Celia G. Lujan, age 91, a resident of Nambe passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elisandro Nestor Lujan; grandson, Kevin Chavez; parents, Frank and Beatrice Giron; brothers, Pedro, Benigno, and Arturo Giron; sisters, Mary Maestas, Vera Lujan, and Rosina Gallegos; father and mother-in-law, Celedon and Nestora Lujan; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Gallegos, Phillip Guillen, Feliciano, Ramos, Gustavo, and Speaker Ben Lujan; sisters-in-law, Arabella Jiron, Olivia


Daily Postcard: Dragonfly Emerges From Larva

on September 18, 2018 - 5:35am

Daily Postcard: A dragonfly is spotted recently emerging from larva in Los Alamos. There are three stages in the life-cycle of all dragonflies: the egg hatches into the larva, which moults up to 15 times before emerging as an adult. Unlike most other insects, there is no pupal stage and the transition from larva to adult is known as incomplete metamorphosis. Source: Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Los Alamos Sign Missing From Highway

on September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm

Part of the highway road sign at the bottom of Main Hill is dented and missing. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Birnbaum: Response To Gessing Op-Ed

on September 17, 2018 - 3:54pm
Los Alamos

The revenues accruing from oil and gas this year are anticipated to generate a large budget surplus in excess of 1 billion dollars for New Mexico in the next fiscal year, a situation which is predicted to continue for at least the next several years. Many folks have already commented on how this surplus should be spent, as did Paul Gessing in his Los Alamos Daily Post op-ed (Sept. 12, 2018), in which the focus is on pension and tax reform.

Tax reform has been a hotly debated topic at the Roundhouse for many years, and our dependence on the GRT is a problem,