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International Dancers Perform For Diversity Week

on January 20, 2019 - 11:54am

Scene from ‘Alice in Indian Wonderland’ performance. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Voices Of Los Alamos News:

As part of Diversity Week Jan. 20-27, community groups are hosting a series of celebrations of art and cultural events in Los Alamos.

International dancers will performance beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday at the Unitarian Church, 1726 Sage Loop:

  • Neslihan and troupe will dance to Fakerni, a middle eastern song and Bollywood songs;
  • Alina Deshpande’s students from the Family Y Kathak class will present a dance in the East Indian style;
  • Neha Sadasivan and Sruthi Garimella of the Family Y

Reps. Chandler, Gonzales, McQueen Co-Sponsoring Bill To Protect Native Wildlife And Companion Animals

on January 20, 2019 - 10:40am
Photo by J. E. Newman
 
WildEarth Guardians News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE—Drivers in Albuquerque and Las Cruces are confronting a brutal reality about wildlife management in New Mexico thanks to a series of billboards, bus shelter ads, and bus banners recently unveiled by WildEarth Guardians.
 
The billboards feature a bobcat in a steel leg-hold trap with the message “Trapping is Torture: Protect Public Lands.” The billboards were deployed this month in an effort to mobilize popular support to support for a New Mexico legislative campaign to ban trapping on public lands.
 
It’s a message New

Luján Statement On President Trump’s Speech

on January 20, 2019 - 10:31am

Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján:

SANTA FE – Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the President’s address:

“What the American people were expecting to see today was immediate action to open the federal government. There is no reason that 800,000 federal employees continue to be held hostage due to the President’s failed leadership. Small businesses and local governments across America are being hurt as a result of the Trump shutdown.

“Democrats have been clear from day one.

Morales Adds Visibility To Lieutenant Governor’s Role

on January 20, 2019 - 9:54am
Lt. Gov. Howie Morales on the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session Tuesday at the Roundhouse. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
 
Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Tuesday on the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
 
By ANDREW OXFORD
A bell on a desk greeted visitors to the lieutenant governor's office during Howie Morales' first couple weeks on the job.
 
Ring for service, a sign said.
 
Not particularly glamorous, it seemed to sum up the office of lieutenant governor, which

Read The Latest Letters To The Editor: Click ‘Opinion’

on January 20, 2019 - 9:53am

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, 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.

New Mexico True Collaborates For National Park Gateway Communities

on January 20, 2019 - 9:47am
New Mexico True is collaborating for National Park Gateway Communities. Courtesy/MTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Tourism Department—in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department—launched a new campaign including a consumer webpage to minimize negative impact of the partial federal government shutdown to gateway communities.
 
New Mexico and its 15 National Park Service (NPS) units have been directly impacted by the partial shutdown.

New Mexico Unemployment Rate 4.7% In December

on January 20, 2019 - 9:31am
Courtesy/NMDWS
 
NMDWS News:
 
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) report showing New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December 2018, up from 4.6 percent in November and down from 6.0 percent a year ago.
 
The national unemployment rate in December was 3.9 percent, up from 3.7 percent in November and down from 4.1 percent in December 2017.
 
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 20,400 jobs, or 2.4 percent, between December 2017 and December 2018. Most of the aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 19,000

SFCC Faculty And Staff Exhibition Opening Jan. 22

on January 20, 2019 - 9:21am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by faculty and staff members at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The exhibition opens 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 and closes with a reception Wednesday, Feb. 20.
 
The SFCC School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts offers comprehensive coursework in fine arts design, media arts, dance, drama and performance. Associate degrees in Architecture, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Photography and Professional Crafts are offered.

New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission To Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2019 - 9:10am
Jemez Ruins at Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo
 
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
 
“New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego. “Our goal is to support the furloughed worker.”
 
DCA will be offering free admission at all

U.S. Senators Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bills To Reduce Cost Of Prescription Drugs

on January 20, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reducing the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.
 
“Skyrocketing prescription drug prices have been squeezing families and seniors across New Mexico for far too long,” Udall said. “New Mexicans shouldn’t have to choose between life-saving treatments and putting food on the table. We must act now to provide a meaningful solution so that our health care system is no longer at the mercy of corporate executives padding their bottom line.

LAPS Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

on January 20, 2019 - 8:39am
Los Alamos High School Track & Field athletes demonstrate compassion for others by helping to shovel snow at their school. Courtesy/LAPS
 
The artwork of Ms. Joy Marie Quernemoen's first grade students on display at Aspen Elementary School depicts their dreams. Courtesy/LAPS
 
By Dr. KURT STEINHAUS
LAPS Superintendent

Los Alamos Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We look forward to honoring the legacy of Dr. King as a school community during this National Day of Service.

Fr. John C. Daniel Is New Pastor At IHM

on January 20, 2019 - 8:38am

Fr. John C. Daniel

IHM News:

Fr. John C. Daniel is the new pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road.

Fr. John is the third child of four children born to Charles and Shelia Daniel. He was blessed to grow up in a Catholic home with parents who actively practiced their faith. His grandmother took the family to Stations of the Cross during Lent and his mother attended daily mass during Lent.

He grew up in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, attending Our Lady of Fatima and graduating from St. Pius X High School in 1984.

Fr.

Daily Postcard: Snowy Los Alamos Project Main Gate

on January 20, 2019 - 8:37am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Project Main Gate during the Jan. 13 snowstorm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NWS: Today’s High Near 47 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 20, 2019 - 8:34am
The National Weather Service forecasts a high today of near 47 with mostly sunny skies and a low tonight of around 26. Courtesy/NWS

County Crews Getting Handle On Pothole Epidemic

on January 19, 2019 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division Manager Dan Erickson this morning on Trinity Drive getting a handle on the epidemic of potholes emerging around town following recent snow storms. Traffic and Streets Division crews are doing what they can to fill the potholes based on weather and availability of materials and labor. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ringside Seat: Keep An Open Capitol

on January 19, 2019 - 11:48am
The east entrance to the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
One of several statues and sculptures on the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Local government liaison David Trujillo, right, looks over the rotunda Tuesday at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MILAN SIMONICH
 
What a spectacular place the New Mexico Capitol is.
 
Millions of dollars of artworks line the walls.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Uber Driver Leora McMullan

on January 19, 2019 - 11:05am

On the job Friday afternoon is local Uber driver Leora McMullan in White Rock. Call McMullan to schedule a ride at 505.350.3660 or tap a button to get a ride by downloading the Uber app here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMHU: Ruthy Watson Keynote Speaker At Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event Monday

on January 19, 2019 - 10:49am
Ruthy Watson
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Ruthy Watson of New Mexico Highlands will deliver the keynote address for the Santa Fe Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21.
 
Watson directs the HU – Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support at Highlands. She speaks at the New Mexico Roundhouse rotunda at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 21.
 
“We believe Dr. Watson’s presentation will excite the audience and encourage them to be active as they address the challenges identified by Dr. King throughout his life,” said Cedric Page, chair of the MLK, Jr.

PEEC: Explore Age Of Earth And Lunar Eclipse

on January 19, 2019 - 10:45am
Rick Wallace talks at 2 p.m., Sunday at the nature center about the evening’s total lunar eclipse. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium has something coming up everyday this weekend.
 
Discover how scientists measure the age of the Earth on Friday evening, watch the beautiful film “National Parks Adventure” Saturday afternoon and learn more about the total lunar eclipse Sunday afternoon before viewing it Sunday night.
 
At 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.

House Democrats Announce ‘Rocket Docket’ Bills

on January 19, 2019 - 10:38am
NMHD News:
 
SANTA FE Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) and House Democrats have announced the House bills that will be on the “rocket docket” for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
 
House Democrats are eager to expedite these bipartisan bills to create economic progress for New Mexicans and keep the legislature moving forward in this historic legislative session.
 
The following House bills will be on the rocket docket:
 

VFW Scout Of The Year Competition

on January 19, 2019 - 10:29am
VFW News:
 
Commander Roger Anaya of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 8874, is announcing the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Scout of the Year competition.
 
Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, Venture Summit Award recipients and/or Sea Scout Quartermasters in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of dollars in national awards.
 
The close relationship between the VFW and the Boy Scouts of America dates back 100 years when VFW Post 2100 teamed up with another civic organization to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
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Diversity Through Music At Mesa Public Library Jan. 26

on January 19, 2019 - 10:23am

Musician Sagit Zilberman performs with a Swiss Hand Pan to a group of children. She will share her music Saturday, Jan. 26 with Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Israeli-born musician Sagit Zilberman presents her program “Songs of Peace” 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s celebration of Diversity Week. The program will be held in Mesa’s downstairs rotunda.

Zilberman received her bachelor of music degree in performance from the Berklee College of Music, where she played primarily saxophone.

Rep. Joseph Sanchez Sponsors Bill To Help Families Of Missing Persons

on January 19, 2019 - 10:20am
NMDP News:
 
SANTA FE Rep. Joseph Sanchez (D-Alcalde) introduced House Bill 16 in the House of Representatives.
 
House Bill 16 would require the state’s Department of Public Safety to share pertinent missing persons information with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, created by the United States Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.
 
“One of my constituents has been deeply impacted by this issue,” Rep. Joseph Sanchez said.

Scenes From FIRST LEGO League Robotics Event

on January 19, 2019 - 10:12am
FLL Team 146, The Quadrumaniacs, won the top award, The Champion's Award at the 2018-2019 Los Alamos FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament. Courtesy photo
 
FLL Jr. Teams cheer for a successful expo! Courtesy photo
 
ROBOTICS News:
 
LEGO robots congregated at Los Alamos Middle School Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 for the local qualifying tournament for FIRST LEGO League (FLL).
 
Teams from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque competed for awards and met to share ideas, as is part of the "gracious professionalism" concept of FLL.
 
Local high school robotics team, Project Y, which is

GOP On Sanctity Of Human Life Sunday

on January 19, 2019 - 10:10am
From the Republican Party of New Mexico:
 
Many churches across the nation will shed light on the issue of life and the unborn this Sunday, Jan. 20, which is recognized as the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
 
Few people are aware that New Mexico has become the late term abortion capitol of the country and has become a late term abortion magnet.

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