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Reminder: Mesa Public Library Reopens 1 p.m. Friday

on February 21, 2018 - 5:25pm

COUNTY News:

 

Los Alamos County reminds the community that Mesa Public Library will not be open to the public until 1 p.m. Friday due to building wide testing of the fire alarm system.

 

The entire system was replaced and final testing of all devices is required by Fire Code.

 

The County staff apologizes for the inconvenience. As a reminder, the White Rock Branch Library will be open for regular hours Friday morning.

 

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Winter Storm Warning For San Juan Mountains

on February 21, 2018 - 4:49pm

NWS News Alert:

Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Warning until 5 PM Thursday in the Far Northwest Highlands and San Juan Mountains.

A WINTER STORM TO IMPACT NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY... .A vigorous Pacific storm system will eject northeastward across the Four Corners and north central New Mexico tonight and Thursday.

Westerly upslope flow with this storm system will bring a few to over 12 inches of snow to portions of north central and northwest New Mexico tonight through Thursday. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THURSDAY...

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Girls Scouts Hosts Camp CEO April 6-8

on February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm

 

Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

 

It’s time to get your G.I.R.L. on! Unleash your go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leaderTM powers at Camp CEO weekend.

 

The camp kicks off 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 and continues 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Camp Elliott Barker, 79 Westridge Road in Angel Fire.

 

Camp CEO will provide girls with empowering activities and mentoring from professional women.

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Feb. 26

on February 21, 2018 - 3:33pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct a two-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed. Possibly starting Monday, Feb. 26.  
 
The 755-acre treatment area is approximately three miles east of the City of Santa Fe on the south end between Nichols and McClure Reservoirs.
 
Impacts from the hand and aerial ignitions are expected to be minimal due to this being a second entry prescribed burn into this particular

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Secilli Keeler

on February 21, 2018 - 12:55pm

AG Balderas & Bipartisan Coalition Of Attorneys General Urge Congress To Pass The CLOUD Act

on February 21, 2018 - 12:43pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE In a bipartisan letter signed by Attorney General Hector Balderas and the attorneys general of 35 other states, the National Association of Attorneys General today urged Congress to pass the Clarify Lawful Overseas Use of Data (“CLOUD”) Act.  
 
The CLOUD Act would update and amend several provisions of the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”).
 
“It’s absurd and contrary to the rule of law that global corporations would seek to shield evidence of horrific crimes like child exploitation and murder committed in the United States

Chris Carson Talks On A History Of Los Alamos Schools At UnQuarked Feb. 28

on February 21, 2018 - 12:42pm
Courtesy image
 
EDUCATION News:
 
UPDATE: The community is invited to hear a School Talk by Chris Carson, A History of Los Alamos Schools.
 
The talk is 5-6 p.m . Feb. 28 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

‘Topper Girls’ Hoops End Season At Academy

on February 21, 2018 - 12:22pm

Becca Green wins the tipoff in the game between the 'Toppers and the Academy Chargers Monday in Albuquerque. The 'Toppers needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The 'Toppers played even with the Chargers the first half but fell behind in the beginning of the second half and were unable to close the gap and lost the game 40-48, which ended their season. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Serenity Maestas reaches for a loose ball near midcourt in the first period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

ALBUQUERQUE – The
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‘Topper Boys End Season At Academy

on February 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Gavin Campos takes an off balance shot during the Monday night game played in Albuquerque. This was the first game in the single elimination district tournament. The 'Toppers started strong by leading the first two periods. The Chargers came out strong in the second half and the 'Toppers went cold and fell behind and were unable to close the gap and lost the game 53-62. This loss ended the 'Topper season. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Senior Antonio Trujillo does what he did all season-bring the ball down the court and turn the corner on the way to the basket.
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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 17 To Feb. 20, 2018

on February 21, 2018 - 12:03pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.

ELI GARCIA

Feb. 17 at 11:44 a.m. / Police arrested Eli Garcia, 40, of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

MICHAEL JOHN GALLAGHER

Feb. 17 at 3:41 p.m. / Police arrested Michael John Gallagher, 39, of Valley Village, Calif., on East Road and charged him with DUI.

JUAN A. GOMEZ

Feb. 18 at 3:02 a.m. / Police arrested Juan A.

YMCA: Little Youth Basketball Registration Grades K-1st Open Until March 2

on February 21, 2018 - 11:54am
YMCA News:
 
Registration is open for the YMCA’s developmental co-ed Little Youth Basketball program.
 
Practices and games are two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock March 6 through April 19.
 
This program provides and introduction to basketball for girls and boys. Mini-sized balls will be used on 8’ baskets to allow players to learn proper shooting technique. Focus will be on developing coordination and learning the basic rules of the game.
 
Volunteer coaches and team parents needed. The Y keeps the teams small so all get plenty of skills practice and play time.

Shooting At Albuquerque Downs And Casino

on February 21, 2018 - 11:50am
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Around 1 a.m. today, agents with the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau were called to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Downs and Casino on Louisiana and Central in Albuquerque.
 
Agents learned that an unknown male suspect shot a 42-year-old year old male victim. The victim was struck by the gunfire and transported to an area hospital for what is believed to be life threatening injuries.

UNM-LA Instructor Presents Paper On Women In Apocalyptic Fiction

on February 21, 2018 - 7:31am

Dr. Renae Mitchell at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) instructor Dr. Renae Mitchell was honored as a Fellow at the 39th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Feb. 7-10 in Albuquerque.

Mitchell, an instructor in the English & Humanities Division at UNM-LA, was invited to present her paper, “Reinvented Mothership: The Revolution of Maternity in Apocalyptic Fiction.” 

The SWPACA, or SouthWest Popular and American Culture Association, is an annual academic conference held in Albuquerque, focused on various aspects of literary, film,

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FBI: Armed Man Robs Wells Fargo In Pojoaque

on February 21, 2018 - 7:03am

Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

An armed man robbed Wells Fargo Tuesday afternoon in Pojoaque.

The suspect is described as approximately 5'7" tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He wore a dark ski mask, dark jacket, gloves and a dark pair of pants with a checkered pattern.

At approximately 3:02 p.m., the suspect entered the bank at 3 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Fe, and displayed a handgun.

He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the bank.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the

Cookie Plate Challenge Underway In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2018 - 6:41am

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has revived its annual Cookie Plate Challenge. They encourage community members to bake a plate of cookies for someone, snap a photo and send it to C’YA. Tell them about your recipient and then challenge a friend or co-worker to do the same. If you don't like to bake, they ask that you consider donating $5 to their program. The C’YA Board of Directors has been challenged in the first round including Claire Swinhoe, Pauline Powell Schneider, Megan Pfeffer, Karen Greenfield and Valerie Harris. Send photos to cya.org@att.net. C’YA provides free elementary

Santa Fe National Forest Hiring Vets For Fire Duty

on February 21, 2018 - 6:34am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest seeks to hire five Veterans to form a crew in support of wildland fire operations for three or more months beginning in May.
 
Duty location is the Pecos District Ranger Office in Pecos, and work will primarily be in support of the hazardous fuels program. VIWF crew members will earn Federal Civil Service pay and benefits at the GS-3 pay grade, and receive crew housing if needed.
 
The Santa Fe National Forest’s Veterans in Wildland Fire (VIWF) – Hazardous Fuels Program 2018 is an opportunity for

United Church Of Los Alamos Mexico Mission Auction In March

on February 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Members of the United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Church will travel to Mexico during spring break to build homes for the poor. Courtesy/UCLA
 
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos is seeking donations for its Mexico Mission community auction in March.
 
Adults from the United Church and the Unitarian Church will build homes during spring break for the poor.
 
Items can be brought to 2525 Canyon Road.
 
Requests may be made for pick up of large items. For information, call 505.662.2971.

National Organization For Women PAC Endorses Deb Haaland For Congress

on February 21, 2018 - 6:18am
 

The National Organization for Women PAC has announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. Courtesy photo

 

NOW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Momentum continues to build as the National Organization for Women PAC (NOW) announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.
 
NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminists in the country. Haaland is an active and ardent supporter of NOW and its mission and will be a forceful voice for women in Congress.

Venue Change For Olions Spring Musical: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’

on February 21, 2018 - 6:03am

OLIONS News:

Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L? The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Society proudly presents, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!”

The community is invited to watch (and perhaps join the spellers with an audience participation opportunity) as the contestants try to spell their way to victory and learn a little bit about their wacky lives with some E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y songs.

Note Venue change: Performances will be in the LAHS Blackbox at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 14-18, 22-23 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Read Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on February 21, 2018 - 5:48am

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well.

Letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

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Daily Postcard: Deer Grazes On Walnut Street

on February 21, 2018 - 5:35am

Daily Postcard: Deer grazing Saturday near a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

NNSA: Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Confirmed As DOE Under Secretary

on February 20, 2018 - 3:54pm
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty
 
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
 
Once she is sworn in to the position, Gordon-Hagerty will be responsible for the management and operation of NNSA, in support of Secretary Perry and President Trump’s nuclear security agenda.
 
“We are excited to welcome Lisa to the DOE team following her confirmation,” Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said.

LAMTA/UNM-LA Spring Piano Recital Sunday

on February 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, right, with LAMTA pianists and their teachers in October 2017. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News:

In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Fifteen students from the age of 8 through 14 will be

Utility Tree Trimming In Western Area

on February 20, 2018 - 3:17pm

COUNTY News:

Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees from around power lines in the Western Area neighborhood of Los Alamos. 

Crews will start on Trinity Drive, Fairway and Sandia, working through the Western Area.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the

Sipapu Gets 10 Inches Of Powder With More Coming

on February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
VADITO Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos, received 10 inches of fresh powder overnight with additional snow in the forecast this week.
 
Again, Sipapu leads the state for the second time in five days with the most fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours!
 
Sipapu is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 22 trails, two terrain parks, and four lifts turning.
 
 
On Feb. 24, Sipapu and the Santa Fe Ski Team invite skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the

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