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How The Hen House Turns: Animal Awareness

on February 20, 2018 - 6:22am
Lucy and Bobby. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
After our forty years raising domestic birds and dogs, including them in our family, I can’t resist celebrating the wonderful studies done lately on animal sentience.
 
There are many books recently published, some on best-seller lists—several on octopuses, their inventiveness, and their interest in relating to humans. Many books describe enlightening interactions between humans and other animals. Some of the most poignant stories describe how to relate with domestic herding animals and horses.
 
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National Hispanic Cultural Center Premieres Documentary On Acclaimed Folklorist Nasario García

on February 20, 2018 - 6:15am
Acclaimed folklorist and author Nasario García will be at the premiere of the documentary ‘Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco’ Thursday in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

NHCC News:

SANTA FE ― The documentary, Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, a film about landscape and memory, will have its National Hispanic Cultural Center premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Bank of America Theatre, 1701 4th St SW in Albuquerque.

The film is presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Pianist To Perform First Santa Fe Concert March 11

on February 20, 2018 - 5:56am

Moldovan-American pianist Alexander Paley

COMMUNITY News:

A rare opportunity to hear Alexander Paley, the phenomenal Moldovan-American pianist, who will make his first appearance in Santa Fe at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe.

Paley defected from Russia to the United States in 1988 and later moved to Paris.

More than 20 years ago he founded two music festivals, in Richmond, Va., and Moulin d’Ande in France. His career is a busy mix of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music and he performs unusual four-hand piano works with his wife, Pei-wen Chen.

Hear Two Flying Fiddles Saturday At Planetarium

on February 20, 2018 - 5:56am
Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan are House of Hamill and perform Saturday night in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Join two master fiddlers for a unique concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 24 “under the stars” in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

House of Hamill is an acoustic duo from Philadelphia, consisting of Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan, both accomplished fiddlers and violinists.

Udall, Heinrich Say White House Reliance On Interim Security Clearances Troubling

on February 20, 2018 - 5:44am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Following testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that revealed significant discrepancies in the White House’s account of how long former Staff Secretary Rob Porter was permitted access to classified information without a full security clearance, U.S.

Unexpected Encounter Leads To Interview With Manhattan Project Veteran Reid Cameron

on February 20, 2018 - 5:43am
Reid Cameron and his Manhattan Project service patch. Photo by Sharon Snyder
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Sometimes a chance encounter can result in something unexpected. That was the case last August when I visited Mesa Verde National Park. I was wearing my Los Alamos Ranch School shirt with the embroidered logo when I met a volunteer ranger in the park.
 
We were enjoying a nice conversation when she noticed the logo and said, excitedly, “My husband’s uncle was at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project!”
 
I immediately asked, “Is he still living?”
 

Officials Respond To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct In New Mexico Democratic Party

on February 20, 2018 - 5:42am
STATE News:
 
Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, and New Mexico Rep. Angelica Rubio released the following statement Thursday in response to recent news of sexual harassment allegations in the Democratic Party of New Mexico:
 
“As Democrats, we believe that all people deserve to be treated with respect. We stand with the silence-breakers who have come forward in recent months—in New Mexico and around the country—to share their stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse.

Santa Cruz Woman Sentenced In Local DUI Case

on February 20, 2018 - 5:39am

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com 

Christina Martinez, 38, of Santa Cruz was sentenced Feb. 5 in Los Alamos Municipal Court to 90 days in jail with 85 suspended, a year of supervised probation and a $500 fine after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.

She also was ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment, perform 48 hours of community service and attend DWI school.

Martinez was arrested the morning of Nov. 8 by Los Alamos Police Cpl.

LAHS Graduates Olguin And Kirk In Tokyo

on February 20, 2018 - 5:32am

Two Los Alamos High School graduates, each making the community proud in very different ways, meet up at Disney Tokyo in Japan; A1C Danekah Olguin who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Tokyo and Alex Kirk who is playing professional basketball with Alvark Tokyo. Courtesy photo

Lujan Grisham Urges OMB Director Mick Mulvaney To Visit Communities In New Mexico

on February 20, 2018 - 5:29am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. During the House Budget Committee’s hearing on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to visit New Mexico and see first-hand how the President’s proposed cuts would impact middle-class families and vulnerable populations in the state.
 
The cuts proposed in President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget include:
  • $1.4 trillion cut to Medicaid;
  • $500 billion cut to Medicare;
  • $72 billion cut to disability programs, including Social Security; and
  • $213 billion cut to

Scenes From Blini Breakfast At St. Job Saturday

on February 20, 2018 - 5:28am

From left, Barbara Addessio, Father Theophan and Christine Peters greet a hungry crowd during their annual blini breakfast Saturday at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Theophan said the church has hosted the breakfast for 15 to 20 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ferrin Bullock attends the blini breakfast Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church hosted its annual Blini Breakfast Saturday for the community.

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since.

Memorial Service For Sherry Lynn Reninger March 10

on February 20, 2018 - 5:24am
SHERRY LYNN (TUTTLE) RENINGER July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A memorial service for Sherry Lynn Reninger will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
 
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Kent Pegg Sentenced On DUI Charge

on February 20, 2018 - 5:23am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Kent Pegg, 53, of Los Alamos was sentenced Feb. 5 in Los Alamos Municipal Court to 90 days in jail with 85 days suspended and placed on a year of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

 

He also was ordered to pay a $500 fine, perform 48 hours of community service, place an interlock on his vehicle for a year, and pay $250 in court fees.

 

Pegg was arrested the morning of Sept. 7 by Los Alamos Police Sgt.

Daily Postcard: Evening Clouds Color Los Alamos Sky

on February 20, 2018 - 5:23am

Daily Postcard: Clouds color the sky Sunday evening over Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Caution: Roads Getting Slick In Los Alamos Area

on February 19, 2018 - 4:29pm

Caution: Roads are getting slick throughout Los Alamos due to today's rain and hail including this intersection at 4 p.m. today with the temperature at 32 degrees and dropping at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

The Finishing Touch Moving To Larger Space

on February 19, 2018 - 4:13pm
The Finishing Touch owners Marcelo Ruano, left, and Julio Gaytan stand in their new space just one storefront up from their current location in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Finishing Touch is moving up ... one storefront to be exact. It may be just a short walk from its original location, but The Finishing Touch’s future site offers double the space. This means more products and services will be featured in the store.
 
Owners Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan said they will begin

Luján: What President's Day Means To Me

on February 19, 2018 - 3:59pm
By U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District

When I was young, I remember reading about great Presidents in American history. I read about the accomplishments of Presidents like Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. They carried heavy burdens understanding the effect of every decision they made. They also represented the best of American values, and inspired younger generations to carry those values into their daily lives and into their hopes and dreams.

Being President of the United States comes with tremendous responsibility.

LAHS Competes In 2018 State High School Swimming And Diving Championships In Albuquerque

on February 19, 2018 - 3:51pm
Junior Jillian Bennett celebrates new school record in 100 breast with Hilltoppers assistant Megan Rains. Courtesy photo
 
2018 state boys 400 free relay team members Alex Bullock, top left, Ethan Aulwes, center, Nick Berndt, bottom left, and Ian Jaegers. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams traveled Friday and Saturday to the 2018 New Mexico State High School Championships at Albuquerque Academy.
 
The Los Alamos girls and boys teams finished 6th and 9th respectively:
 
Many athletes achieved personal best performances.
 
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70th Annual Skiesta At Pajarito March 17

on February 19, 2018 - 3:17pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta.

Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain.  The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Since it’s very humble beginnings, Skiesta has been a wacky spring event that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos and the wonderful sport of skiing (all types—snowboarding included!).

This year there will be beer from six New Mexico Craft Breweries, a costume contest,

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Convictions Of Roswell Man For 2014 Murder

on February 19, 2018 - 2:54pm

New Mexico Supreme Court News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed today the convictions of Steven Lee Lucero for a 2014 killing in Roswell.

In a unanimous decision, the Court found there was sufficient evidence to support a jury’s verdict convicting Lucero of felony murder and conspiracy to commit felony murder. The victim, Isaiah Sanchez, was beaten and fatally stabbed after being lured to a house in Roswell as part of a plan by Lucero to steal Sanchez’s truck. Lucero enlisted the help of his ex-wife, his brother and the brother’s girlfriend.

Hilltoppers Wrestling Earns Individual Title At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:53pm

Hilltopper Devin Atencio wins his final match against Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius to claim the 2017 106-lb weight class State Championship. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Devin Atencio wrestling Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius. Atencio won a 6-2 decision. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By RJ MONTAÑO

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

RIO RANCHO – “I’m proud of these kids.” That’s what Head Coach James Hatt said before his Los Alamos Hilltoppers entered the medal round of the New Mexico Activities Association’s state wrestling meet.
 
In just a year, the ‘Toppers
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‘Guys and Dolls’ Back On Track To Open March 22

on February 19, 2018 - 2:50pm
LALO News:

The gamblers of “Guys and Dolls” beat the odds and found a venue and a schedule that can accommodate the principal actors!

Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 22, 23, and 24, at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the church.

'Toppers Divers Compete At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:35pm

Mychael Garcia in the New Mexico State Diving Competition Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Garcia finished in 12th place. The boys' team finished in ninth place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Emme Mooday dives during the girls' portion of the state competition. The girls finished sixth in the competition and Mooday finished in 11th place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Kyle Hatler performs a dive and finished in 10th place in the boys diving. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Anna Clark performs her dive and finished in 12th place.
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Man And Woman Arrested At Local Car Wash

on February 19, 2018 - 2:30pm

LAPD News:

Ricky Martinez, 21, of Truchas and Angelica Pacheco, 28, of Espanola are slated for pre-trial hearings April 11 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges of concealing their identities and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The two were arrested Feb. 12 after Los Alamos Police Cpl. Sheldon Simpson and Cpl. Leandro Gallegos responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at the car wash on Knecht Street. Court documents indicate the officers found Martinez and Pacheco asleep with food on their laps in a vehicle with an expired registration plate.

When the officers awoke them, both

SFI Public Lecture: Randomness Everywhere Feb. 27

on February 19, 2018 - 2:05pm

‘Cardsharps’ by Michelangelo Caravaggio. Courtesy/SFI

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents a Community Event: Randomness Everywhere with Sid Redner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

Randomness underlies events that we encounter every day. From the ups and downs of stock prices to the likelihood of winning at gambling, understanding randomness can help us make sense of our experiences and resolve apparent paradoxes.

In the first community lecture of SFI's 2018 series, Sid Redner  presents an introduction to

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