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Scenes From Hilltopper Baseball Versus Academy

on April 21, 2018 - 1:26pm

Jacob Rutten took over pitching duties in the fifth inning. At that point in the game the 'Toppers had a four run lead. However, the Academy bats came to life and were able to score five unanswered runs and pulled ahead to win 5-4. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Shortstop James Neal gets a pop fly for the first out in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Arthur Steinkamp had to go high for this over throw to first in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The center fielder Hunter Swavely looks to have the ball in his glove but the ball was out of
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Marg Elliston Takes Helm Of State Democratic Party

on April 21, 2018 - 1:22pm

Newly elected Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Marg Elliston

DPNM News:

Truth Or Consequences – At a meeting in Truth or Consequences today, Marg Elliston took the helm of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Elliston was elected by the DPNM State Central Committee the committee of elected members of the Democratic Party from all 33 counties in the state who participate and conduct Party business. She is elected to finish chair this term, which ends at the beginning of 2019.

“As chair in this incredibly important election year, I’ll be working to ensure Democrats are using our energy

Hilltopper Golfer Jessica Osden Wins Los Alamos Invite

on April 21, 2018 - 1:08pm

Jessica Osden shoots an iron shot on the 15th green. She was the top girls finisher with a 74 for the day. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos High School Freshman Jessica Osden ran away with the individual championship at the Hilltopper Spring Invitational Monday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
Osden shot a 74, six shots better than second place finisher Carissa Padilla of St. Michael’s High School.
 
Jessica is really starting to come into her own.
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Scenes From Meet & Greet For County Council Candidate Sara Scott In White Rock Friday

on April 21, 2018 - 12:49pm
Los Alamos County Council candidate Sara Scott chats with local resident Dave Schiferl during her Meet and Greet event Friday at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
Council candidate Sara Scott greets resident Cait LeClaire during her Meet and Greet event Friday at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo

County Council candidate Sara Scott speaks with resident Pat Walls during her Meet and Greet event Friday at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Council candidate Sara Scott speaks with resident Allen Pratt during her Meet and Greet event Friday at the Pig + Fig in

Brenner IPRA Case Against Council Drags On

on April 21, 2018 - 12:26pm
Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O'Leary, left, chats with her attorney Kate Ferlic following Wednesday's hearing in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Patrick Brenner, right, listens as his attorney Blair Dunn addresses the Court Wednesday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A lawsuit filed by former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner last June against Los Alamos County Councilors and the County’s Records Custodian under the state Inspection of Public Records

Luján Introduces Workforce Development Bills To Spur Employment Opportunities

on April 21, 2018 - 12:25pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at boosting employment in the technology sector and New Mexico’s National Laboratories.
 
Luján’s first bill, the TechSmart Workforce Development Act, will help increase opportunities and innovate pathways to prepare more workers for employment opportunities in the technology sector. The bill establishes the TechSMART Workforce Development Program to provide competitive grants for technology-based job training and education programs.

Wildfire Safety Tips During Critical Weather Conditions

on April 21, 2018 - 7:50am

LAPD Drug Take Back Day April 28

on April 21, 2018 - 7:39am
LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department will be hosting its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at the Los Alamos Police Department parking lot at 2500 Trinity Dr.
 
This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
 
LAPD asks the public to refrain from bringing needles to the drop off locations.

New Mexico Sol Running Club Co-founder Honored With FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

on April 21, 2018 - 7:31am

FBI Director Christopher Wray thanks Veronica Martinez-Crook, co-founder of the New Mexico Sol Running Club. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

In a ceremony Friday at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Director Christopher Wray recognized the recipients of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The Albuquerque Division's recipient is Veronica Martinez-Crook, co-founder of the New Mexico Sol Running Club. The club’s goal is for every child to feel like part of a team and to teach the values of persistence, teamwork, self-discipline, and respect for self and for others.

CDC Alert: Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak … Egg Recall For Salmonella Braenderup

on April 21, 2018 - 7:18am

Stop Foodborne Illness News:

Public health officials are telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

What: US Center for Disease Control and Prevention Alert:

  • Lettuce E. coli Outbreak; and
  • Eggs Recall for Salmonella Braenderup.

Re: Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about the illnesses in Alaska led them to expand a warning beyond chopped

Mountaineers Talk: Exploring Iceland On Skis April 24

on April 21, 2018 - 7:10am
During the April Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting, Andy Thien will give a presentation about his two-week skiing trip on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula. Courtesy/Andy Thien
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a presentation by adventurer Andy Thien. His presentation is Tuesday, April 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers’ meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. Thien’s talk will start by 7:15 p.m.
 
After reading about the backcountry skiing on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, Andy Thien and five friends planned a

AG Balderas To Congress: Protect Elderly, Disabled & Impoverished New Mexicans From Abusive Debt Collection Practices By Lawyers

on April 21, 2018 - 7:02am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas and a bi-partisan coalition of 20 state attorneys general submitted a letter Thursday urging Congress to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018, which would strip away protections against debt collection attorneys who take unfair advantage of state courts to intimidate, harass and deceive consumers.
 
“I am urging Congress to protect New Mexico’s elderly, disabled and impoverished populations from abusive and predatory debt collection practices,” Balderas said.

Hilltopper Golf Finishes Second At Home Invite

on April 21, 2018 - 7:01am

Davis Johnson blasts his way out of sand on the front nine. He was the top boys finisher with a 77 for the match. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos High School boys’ golf team produced another strong showing during the 2017-18 season by finishing in second place at the 13-team Hilltopper Spring Invitational on Monday afternoon.
 
Los Lunas High School walked away with the narrow win, four strokes better than the second place Hilltoppers.
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Fiscal Policy Group Weighs In On Governor's Statement On Revenue Spike

on April 21, 2018 - 6:59am
NMVC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, issued the following statement regarding the recent announcment by Gov. Susana Martinez of a revenue spike:
 
“The announcement of a surplus in our state budget from oil and gas revenue is good news for New Mexico’s children—for now. Unfortunately, without some foundational changes to our tax systems, these good times are not likely to last.
 
“Less than one year ago, lawmakers were scrambling to pay for basic services like schools, roads, and public safety.

Free Legal Workshop For Seniors May 22

on April 21, 2018 - 6:56am

MVD Encourages Organ Donation

on April 21, 2018 - 6:29am
MVD News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) joined New Mexico Donor Services to encourage New Mexicans to become Organ Donors and to celebrate the MVD’s achievements in signing up New Mexicans as Organ Donors.
 
In 2017, the MVD signed up 46,721 new organ donors.

“At any given time, over 750 New Mexicans are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant that may never come and I encourage all New Mexicans to become registered organ donors to make a difference for those in need,” said John Monforte, Acting Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue

Ancestral, Folk, Indigenous Medicine Workshops

on April 21, 2018 - 6:26am

New Mexico Senior Olympics Registration Opens

on April 21, 2018 - 6:26am
NMSO News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Senior Olympics is celebrating 40 years and gearing up for the 2018 State Summer Games July 18-22 in Albuquerque.
 
The Olympics are dedicated to providing adults ages 50 and over with opportunities for a healthy, active lifestyle. There will be more than 90 events in 24 sports. The games are an opportunity for people to stay active and for community members to get involved by volunteering. The Olympics will utilize hundreds of volunteers for all events.
 
“The New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games provide an incredible opportunity for people to

Hilltopper Girls Softball Routs Academy

on April 21, 2018 - 6:20am

Alicia Gonzales slides into third base ahead of the tag during a previous game against the Capitol Jaguars April 11. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team picked up a considerable 15-5 win over the Albuquerque Academy Wednesday afternoon, inching within a game of a second consecutive district championship.  
 
The Hilltoppers gained momentum as they picked apart an Academy team who seemed to lose concentration as the game moved along.
 
After two scoreless innings, Academy manufactured a
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Walmart Hosts Free Health Screening In Española

on April 21, 2018 - 6:18am
WALMART News:
 
The Española Walmart store will be hosting the second Walmart Wellness Day event of the year 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 21. This free health screening event provides people in the community an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:
  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings
 
Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 2 million free screenings to people across the country, helping countless customers

Santa Fe Prep Defeats Hilltopper Boys Lacrosse

on April 21, 2018 - 6:18am

During a previous game, James Gutierrez feels the sting of a Scorpion player as he has the ball knocked from his basket. The Los Alamos boys lacrosse team played the Duke City Scorpions April 14. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

After getting routed by an all-star team comprised of players from around the Albuquerque metro area, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys lacrosse team took the field against Santa Fe Prep Tuesday afternoon, dropping the match 13-5 when all was said and done.
 
Santa Fe Prep opened up the game with an
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Planning And Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on April 21, 2018 - 6:09am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
 
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.
 
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
4. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BUSINESS
  • A. Minutes - Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting on April 11, 2018. Presenters: Tamara Baer
  • B.

LAHS NJROTC Holds Spring Awards Ceremony

on April 21, 2018 - 6:04am

Cadet Caden Noakes, right, receives a Naval Science Outstanding Cadet ribbon from Cadet Cmdr. Jacob Torrez during Thursday's Los Alamos High School NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony. Courtesy photo

Scene from Los Alamos High School NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony Thursday evening in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Courtesy photo

By C/EN Hailey Jackson

The Los Alamos High school NJROTC unit Spring Awards Ceremony Thursday evening at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall recognized and awarded Cadets for unit participation, drill team, marksmanship competition teams,

Friends Of Los Alamos County Libraries Hosts $5 Book Sale April 28

on April 21, 2018 - 5:55am
LIBRARY News:
 
Not many citizens of Los Alamos County are familiar with a third library in town inside the County Detention Center.
 
But for the few who have had the misfortune of being incarcerated at the Detention Center, the library is a place of distraction, enlightenment and personal improvement.
 
The Lora Belle Cole Library was dedicated Aug.

Daily Postcard: Hawk Soars Above Pajarito Acres

on April 21, 2018 - 5:46am

Daily Postcard: A hawk is spotted soaring above Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

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