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Heinrich Statement On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

on January 21, 2019 - 8:48am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“More than a half century since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, the march for full equality for all Americans is still incomplete. The glaring problems in our national character that he called on us to correct—from racism and bigotry to poverty and violence—stubbornly remain.

“But we must never forget Dr.

Toppers Win Over Del Norte Knights 60-57

on January 21, 2019 - 8:20am

Brian Irwin blocks a shot by Matt Antonio in the Topper match up against the Del Norte Knights played Thursday night in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers led all the way to the final buzzer. The Toppers closed out the first half with an 8-point lead but the second half was tough going for the Toppers as the lead dwindled to just two points late in the fourth quarter, but the Toppers held on to win 60-57. Photo by John McHale/

David Owen brings the ball down court shadowed by Jordan Nielsen and David Flores. Photo by John McHale/

Mathew Owen hits for three points

Proposals Would Cap Charter Schools In New Mexico

on January 21, 2019 - 8:20am
Natasha Juarez of Santa Fe, a preschool teaching assistant at Turquoise Trail Charter School, helps Kaia Ortiz, 4, in class Thursday. 'I just love working with these kids,' says Juarez. 'If it [a shooting] happens, I'm not even gonna worry about myself. I'm gonna worry about the little kids and do what I have to do to get them safe.' Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
Efforts to cap the number of charter schools that could open in the state have failed for years, primarily because lawmakers from both parties did not have the appetite to

Want To Be Healthier? YMCA Coaches Can Help!

on January 21, 2019 - 8:20am
YMCA Health Coaches Tessa Dowell, left, and Emily Schmidt. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

It is simple to say that the key to better health is eating healthy food and exercising but actually achieving a healthier lifestyle is sometimes easier said than done.

The Los Alamos Family YMCA Health Coaches Emily Schmidt and Tessa Dowell are here to assist.

A Health Coach, according to Schmidt, is a wellness professional who works with clients one-on-one or in group settings to help them achieve their personal wellness goals including weight

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Make Sure Federal Contract Workers Hurt By Trump Shutdown Receive The Back Pay They Deserve

on January 21, 2019 - 8:18am

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation to secure back pay for low-wage federal government contractors whocontinue to go without pay during the ongoing government shutdown, which is now the longest shutdown in American history.
The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act aims to help struggling employees of federal contractors impacted by the shutdown -- including janitorial, kitchen, and security services workers -- many of whom are paid hourly, have been furloughed, or forced to accept reduced work

Nation Observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today

on January 21, 2019 - 8:18am

The memory of Nobel Laureate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is honored with a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January across the nation. Courtesy/

National News:

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in 1983 in the White House Rose Garden designating this date a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., to be observed on the third Monday of January.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929, the son of a Baptist minister.

NWS: Today’s High Near 45, Breezy, Snow Possible

on January 21, 2019 - 8:15am
The National Weather Service forecasts a high today of near 45 with a 20 percent chance of isolated snow showers after 11 a.m. Also, breezy conditions with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. The forecast for tonight is a low of around 18 with a 30 percent chance of snow possible and a total new snow accumulation of less than one inch predicted. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Post: View From Airport To Jemez Mountains

on January 21, 2019 - 8:01am

Daily Postcard: View along the newly installed airport fence late Sunday afternoon with the snow covered Jemez Mountains in the background. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Viewed In White Rock

on January 20, 2019 - 11:10pm

View of the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse tonight at about 10:12 p.m.  from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

This Week At Pajarito: Open MLK Holiday Monday!

on January 20, 2019 - 10:17pm

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is open Wednesday through, but this week also is open Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Photo by Vint Miller

Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is open for Wednesday-Sunday operations, but this week also is open Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Lift ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18), $39 for children (ages 6-12) and $24 seniors (65-79). Half day ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $39 for adults, $33 for teens, $27 for children and $33 seniors.

Details On Tonight’s Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse

on January 20, 2019 - 2:12pm




If you live in the continental United States, tonight (Jan. 20) is a great night to take a gander at the sky.

As the clock ticks toward midnight on the East Coast, the moon will become increasingly cloaked in red shadows in the longest lunar eclipse visible from North America for years.

This eclipse has been dubbed the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse.

The Wolf Moon is the traditional name for January’s full moon. “Blood” is for the vermilion hue that shades the moon during a lunar eclipse. And the “super” is there because this January’s full

County Fears GRT Loss If LANL Gets Nonprofit Status

on January 20, 2019 - 12:28pm

The NSSB Building at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos County officials are concerned that a stream of gross receipts tax revenues from Los Alamos National Laboratory – tens of millions of dollars a year – could dry up in coming months if the lab’s new management contractor obtains nonprofit status from the IRS.

Under current state law, 501(c)(3) status would exempt the lab from the tax, and the state and county would lose revenue for critical services including the fire department, roadway infrastructure, the local transit

Scenes From Atomic City Winter Classic

on January 20, 2019 - 12:27pm

The third annual Atomic City Winter Classic Hockey Tournament is underway at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Ten teams are participating in the three-day tourney, including two teams in C division, four in B division and four in A division. Finals got underway at 7:30 a.m. today. There is still public skating 1:30-3:45 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Cooperative Market is hosting a food booth and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op has a beer garden set up. About 100 spectators watched the action on the ice Saturday evening. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

Scene from the third annual Atomic City Winter Classic

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
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
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
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
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
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.