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Notice Of Possible Quorum: Arts In Public Places Board

on April 6, 2018 - 6:53am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Arts in Public Places Board may attend a review of proposed locations for Three Wind Sculptures at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 in front of Mesa Public Library.

A quorum may be present by no action will be taken.

County Council Declares April ‘Donate Life Month’

on April 6, 2018 - 6:45am

Cathy Walters of the Donate Life Committee and County Councilor Rick Reiss, center, along with donors and donor recipients hold up a proclamation, which declares April ‘Donate Life Month’ during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. ‘I want to thank the County Council for doing this again,’ Walters said. She emphasized the importance of being an organ donor, saying, ‘The donors are the real heroes.’ Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers, Councilor Rick Reiss presented a proclamation on

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets April 12

on April 6, 2018 - 6:35am
LAGA News:
 
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.
 
The program is "Finding Elusive Records on Family Search"  and will be presented (via video) by Robert Kehrer of Family Search.
 
The traditional no-host social dinner ahead of the meeting is 5:30 p.m. at China Moon.
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Romero Top Predictor In Pace Race Season Opener

on April 6, 2018 - 6:33am
Runner Ted Romero, second from right, was just 1 second off his predicted time in the 45th annual season opener of the Atomic City Pace Race early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Runners bliss is evident as they head out for the first Pace Race of the season. Courtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Longtime Los Alamos runner Ted Romero was just 1 second off his predicted time in the 45th season opening Atomic City Pace Race Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail. 
 
Other top predictors include, Felix Candia with a 20 second differential, William Strother, 9, recording a 21

USDA Designates 12 Counties In New Mexico As Primary Natural Disaster Areas

on April 6, 2018 - 6:07am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 12 counties in New Mexico as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.
 
Those counties include:
  • Catron
  • Lea
  • Rio Arriba
  • San Miguel
  • Guadalupe
  • McKinley
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • Harding
  • Mora
  • San Juan
  • Taos
 
Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in New Mexico also qualify for natural disaster assistance:
  • Bernalillo
  • Eddy
  • Roosevelt
  • Chaves
  • Grant
  • Sierra
  • Cibola
  • Lincoln
  • Socorro
  • Colfax
  • Los Alamos
  • Torrance
  • De Baca
  • Quay
  • Union
 
Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties in

Daily Postcard: Spring Blossoms At Saint Job

on April 6, 2018 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Springtime blooms Sunday at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Photo by Else-Maria Tennessen

LAPS Foundation Partners With CB FOX To Offer Los Alamos High School Alumni T-Shirts

on April 5, 2018 - 9:49pm

Hilltopper alumni t-shirts on sale now at CB FOX at 1735 Central Ave. CouresyLAPSF

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and CB FOX Department Store have partnered to offer t-shirts to Los Alamos High School alumni.

There are two versions, which are on sale now in the men’s and women’s departments at the store at 1735 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

The high-quality shirts cost $29.98, and proceeds benefit all public schools in Los Alamos through the LAPS Foundation.

“The LAPS Foundation has offered alumni t-shirts in the past which were very popular,” LAPS

2018 Dog Jog Registration Opens With Chance At $50 Pet Pangaea Gift Card

on April 5, 2018 - 9:16pm

Delaney Ulrich, the winner of the 2018 Dog Jog logo contest poses with her cat Oscar. She is a 6th grade student at Aspen Elementary School and her drawing is the official logo for this year’s Dog Jog event. Delaney will receive a free t-shirt featuring her artwork. Other placements in the logo contest include Adrianna Wallin, 2nd place; Aidan Logan, 3rd place and Sophia Pacheco, 4th place. Honorable mentions go to Hannah Bergemann, Athena Preston, Camyl Rada and Savanna Strother. Courtesy photo

 

DOG JOG News:

Saturday, April 7 is the first Dog Jog T-shirt Day.

Walkup Aquatic Center Birthday Celebration April 25

on April 5, 2018 - 3:32pm

Udall Statement On Trump’s Threats To Send Military To Secure Southern Border

on April 5, 2018 - 3:32pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement:
 
"This vague and hostile announcement is another pitiful attempt to distract attention from the dangerous chaos the president is creating, including disruption in the stock market, a trade war with China, saber rattling with North Korea, numerous accusations of sexual misconduct by the president, mounting news reports that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and others in his cabinet are improperly spending taxpayer dollars on themselves while doling out favors to their industry

Regional Coalition Meeting Canceled

on April 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

State Democratic Platform Supports Methods That Could Triple Solar Jobs

on April 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
DPNM News:
 
According to a study released by the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, New Mexico has the capacity to triple solar energy jobs using many of the mechanisms included in the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s (DPNM) 2018 Platform.
 
The study specifically points to utilizing technology developed at the state’s national labs in entrepreneurial endeavors to provide quality jobs while diversifying New Mexico’s economy - principles supported by the DPNM Platform.
 
The New Mexico Democratic Party’s forward-looking platform states that New Mexico

Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio Today

on April 5, 2018 - 12:27pm
NPS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry.
 
The burn operations are planned to start today, April 5, and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The area is currently under a seasonal closure, so impacts to visitors will be minimal.
 
NPS officials hope to reintroduce fire into the meadow grasslands, which would result in a low to moderate intensity fire.

Council Approves Moratorium On Code Enforcement

on April 5, 2018 - 10:25am
Residents line up to voice their opinion on the code enforcement issue during the public comment period of Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

A range of emotions was on display at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Yet despite the anger and frustration expressed, the meeting concluded with applause.

Attendees showed appreciation toward the Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution for a 60-day moratorium of the County’s code enforcement program.

Robinson: Happy Earth Month!

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
Los Alamos resident James Robinson is chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation and a candidate for Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Candidate For County Council

April marks the beginning of Earth Month and Los Alamos will celebrate our planet with events like the annual Earth Day Festival April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and Clean Up Los Alamos April 28.

These events are fantastic opportunities for Los Alamos to celebrate the amazing nature that we are privileged to have surrounding our community and learn how we can live symbiotically

UNM-LA Advisory Board: No Tuition Increases

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
UNM-LA Director of Business Operations Bob Harmon addresses the Advisory Board about the FY19 budget with Dean of Instruction Sharon Hurley seated to his left. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Monday, April 2 the UNM-LA Advisory Board unanimously approved the FY19 budget, with a focus on maintaining and further developing services to the students and community without increasing tuition.
 
Bob Harmon, UNM-LA’s Director of Business Operations, presented the budget which he described as a relatively flat budget.

DOE-Savannah River Site Welcomes Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette

on April 5, 2018 - 9:51am
DOE-Savannah River Facility Representative Steve Stamper, left, walks with Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette through the Salt Waste Processing Facility. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
AIKEN, S.C.  Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) for the first time in late March, visiting SRS facilities and engaging the workforce and community leaders.
 
“It was a great visit at Savannah River Site, where I learned more about your impressive work in stockpile stewardship, environmental cleanup, and putting science to work,” Brouillette told the workers

Heinrich Highlights Economic Opportunity For Local Small Businesses And Labs In New Mexico

on April 5, 2018 - 9:50am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) convened a roundtable at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce to highlight opportunities for local small businesses to work with national labs in New Mexico.
 
The roundtable included Hispano Chamber President Ernie C’deBaca, Sandia National Labs Director Steve Younger, U.S. Small Business Association New Mexico District Director John Garcia, and the heads of Applied Technology Associates, Real Time Solutions, Ambitions Consulting Group, Sparkle Maintenance, and TEAM technologies.
 

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Jacqueline Mirabal-Martinez

on April 5, 2018 - 9:48am

Matt Munoz Promoted To Captain At LAFD

on April 5, 2018 - 9:47am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver/Engineer/Paramedic Matt Munoz has been promoted to Captain. Munoz joined LAFD as a rookie in 2009 after obtaining his Bachelors in University Studies at the University of New Mexico. In 2013, he became a paramedic and in 2015 he was promoted to driver/engineer. Photo by Wesley Walker

ProcessQM Offers Nuclear Quality Assurance Training In Los Alamos May 7-9

on April 5, 2018 - 9:45am

Norman P. Moreau

BUSINESS News:

  • The NQA-1 workshop will take place in Los Alamos

ProcessQM LLC, a quality management company based in Northern New Mexico, announced it is hosting an “Understanding and Implementing ASME NQA-1” workshop this May in partnership with Theseus Professional Services.

Instructor Norman P. Moreau, PE, CSQE, CQA, ASME Fellow, will cover topics including regulatory requirements within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S.

Robert & Barbara Skaggs Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on April 5, 2018 - 9:32am

Dr. Robert and Barbara (Hurley) Skaggs were married April 7, 1958, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Las Cruces. They have shared life in many places and traveled to more than 30 countries together. Most of their working careers were spent at Los Alamos National Laboratory from which they both retired. They have five children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The couple now lives in Nambe.
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NNSA: LANL Road Construction Contract Awarded

on April 5, 2018 - 9:30am

NNSA News:

Road improvements to several stretches of highways to and from Los Alamos National Laboratory will begin in about a month, following a $7 million contract award to Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc.

The road project is part of a $34.5 million settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

The Supplemental Environmental Projects agreement requires DOE to perform several safety and environmental improvements to support LANL operations.

“This has been a

Sara Scott Discusses Interest In Seat On Council

on April 5, 2018 - 9:25am
Sara Scott visited the Los Alamos Daily Post recently to discuss her reasons for entering the race for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
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Sara Scott is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council on the Democratic ticket and stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss her reasons for entering the race.

“Living in Los Alamos for close to 30 years – raising children, working at the Laboratory, and enjoying our recreational (hiking, skiing, mountain biking, golfing…), cultural, and

Lunch With A Leader: Dr. Kurt Steinhaus April 17

on April 5, 2018 - 9:22am
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
LWV News:
 
This month’s Lunch with a Leader, a community event put on by the League of Women Voters, will feature Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus of Los Alamos Public Schools. The lunch is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Mesa Public Library.
 
Steinhaus will discuss school funding and the effect it has on Los Alamos in particular.
 
Steinhaus was born in Los Alamos and has dedicated his career to education. His Bachelor’s degree is in music education.

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