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NMAA To Sanction Girls Wrestling Division

on June 14, 2019 - 8:01am
NMAA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to sanction a girls wrestling division that will end with a state championship event beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
 
Here are some key points regarding girls wrestling in New Mexico:
 
 *Note that the exact format for the State Championship is subject to changes:
 
  • The sport has grown from 79 participants in 2017 to 165 in 2019
  • An exhibition event has been held each of the last two years in conjunction with the boys’ state tournament
  • New Mexico is the 18th

Grief Support Group Meets Thursdays July 11-Aug. 15

on June 14, 2019 - 7:46am

Poet David Mutschlecner At Mesa Library June 20

on June 14, 2019 - 7:24am
Poet David Mutschlecner
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Poet David Mutschlecner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s Authors Speak lecture series.
 
Mutschlecner has published six books of poetry, most recently Accord, from Otowi Crossing Press. Accord is a long poem in three parts that seeks union between idealist and realist positions; inner and outer realities are braided into one cord.
 
Mutschlecner's passion is theo-poetics, where poetry shines a vivifying light into philosophical-theology, bringing life to spiritual themes in a non-dogmatic

Champions Of Youth Ambitions Celebrates 5 Years

on June 14, 2019 - 7:17am
C’YA Board President Claire Swinhoe and Chad Lauritzen the Science Guy. Courtesy/C'YA
 
CYA News:
 
This week, Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) celebrates its 5th birthday, after becoming a local nonprofit organization in 2014.
 
As C’YA continues to highlight the good deeds of local community members and works to support youth, it reflects on the past and steps into the future by joining the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
 
“Today, when the country seems more polarized than ever, it is wonderful to have an organization that brings the community together and that values people of all
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Obituary: Judith Reisch March 15, 1946 – June 8, 2019

on June 14, 2019 - 7:03am
JUDITH MARIE REISCH March 15, 1946  June 8, 2019
 
Judith Marie Reisch, formally of Jemez Springs passed away peacefully Saturday June 8, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
 
Judy was born March 15, 1946 in Bessemer, Michigan to the late Emmanuel and Mary Facchinello.
 
She was happily married to Harry Reisch for 43 years and raised 3 children.
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NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on June 14, 2019 - 6:57am
The National Weather Service forecasts today's high in Los Alamos near 83 and tonight's low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Southern Damselfly On Flower Petal

on June 14, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: A southern damselfly stands on a flower petal Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Marcela N. Walker

Take A Tour Of Stonehenge At Nature Center Friday

on June 13, 2019 - 5:13pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend to learn about Stonehenge and Sea Monsters. Akkana Peck and Dave North will lead a discussion on Stonehenge at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14. The nature center will show the full-dome film 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure' at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Take a tour of Stonehenge and some of its relatives this Friday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Dave North and Akkana Peck will discuss what Stonehenge and similar monuments can — and can’t — tell us about ancient astronomy. This talk begins at 6 p.m.

Analysis Of VISA Credit Card Fees At Smith’s Stores

on June 13, 2019 - 4:49pm
By DAVID TUBBS
Los Alamos

Kroger first banned VISA credit cards in 2018 at its Foods Co division in California. In expanding the ban to Smith’s, Kroger publicly claimed numerous offenses by VISA, the most emphasized of which is that VISA charges “excessive interchange and network fees.”

Contradicting Kroger’s public claims is tedious but straightforward.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater: June 13, 2019

on June 13, 2019 - 4:46pm

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on June 13, 2019 - 4:45pm

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda attends the Farmers Market this morning in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Rosie Zomara, left, and Helen Zomara sell their wares this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Billy Turney of Santa Fe serenades the crowd at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ricardo Sanchez of RZ Bees hosts a booth at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fatima Quezada mans the booth for her mother Estella Alcantar this morning at the Farmers

In And Around Town: June 13, 2019

on June 13, 2019 - 4:40pm
 
 
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
 
MONDAY June 17
 
Chapter AK, P.E.O.
Social meeting, salad luncheon, 12:15 p.m. in the home of hostess Joy Beery, 565 Navajo, on Barranca Mesa. Sandy Beery is the co-hostess and will provide the program. Members with last names starting with A-H, please bring a salad. Members are encouraged to invite guests. RSVP to Joy at 662.5523.
 
TUESDAY June 18
 
Lunch With A Leader
Lunch with a Leader is at

Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

on June 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

LAPS Board Of Education Discusses Possible Renovation Of White Rock Schools

on June 13, 2019 - 7:25am

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus points to a poster describing how the Los Alamos Public Schools has kept its promises to the public in its use of past bond funding. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board discussed possible building projects for 2020 and beyond to be funded through a GO Bond election and state matching funds Tuesday at its Regular School Board Meeting.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus pointed out that time is relatively short, since the school district has decided to combine its

Allen McQuiston: How Crumple Zones Work

on June 13, 2019 - 7:24am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

This may be a hard concept to accept but, despite what your intuition tells you, you may want a car that crumples. In fact, statistics show that the risk of being killed in a personal motor vehicle on U.S. roads has decreased each year, with the exception of 2012, when fatality and injury rates increased slightly.

And much of that progress in car safety can be attributed to car design that has evolved from the invention of the crumple zone.

The Crumple Zone – How Physics Saves Lives
Early designs of car bodies were designed to be rigid without much regard

Johnson Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 13, 2019 - 7:21am
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road in the Jemez. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road in the Jemez. Courtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Tristan Johnson, 6, is the top predictor at 6 seconds off his predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on American Springs Road in the Jemez.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Anna Teterovskaya with a 15 second differential, Ryan Smeltzer at 16 seconds off, Roxana Candia off by 18 seconds as well as the first

Festival Ballet Albuquerque & National Hispanic Cultural Center Present Sacred Journeys II Aug. 24-25

on June 13, 2019 - 7:15am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Festival Ballet Albuquerque in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultiral Center (NHCC) presents Sacred Journeys II Aug. 24-25.
 
In this show, classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in a reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music and spoken word.
 
Performances are 7 p.m., Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $14, $20, $29, $39 and $48, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 10 and younger and NHCC members.

PEEC: Watch ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ 7 P.M. Today

on June 13, 2019 - 7:14am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Watch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Thursday, June 13 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
 
This event is the first of the nature center’s summer movie and beer night series “Suds & Shows.” Doors will open and beer and wine will be available from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. The movie will start in the planetarium at 7 p.m.
 
Bring a picnic dinner, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Final EA And Finding Of No Significant Impact For LANL Photovoltaic System Available Now To Public

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am
LANL News:
 
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential impacts of construction and operation of a 10 megawatts ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array and associated power transmission line.
 
Based on the analysis presented in the final EA NNSA is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).
 
NNSA requires a reliable, efficient, diversified, and sustainable electrical supply to support programs and

Nurses With Heart Home Care Wins Los Alamos Chamber’s 2019 New Business Of The Year Award

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am

Nurses with Heart is the recipient of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce 2019 New Business of the Year Award. ‘It was a fabulous surprise, Nurses with Heart CEO Carolyn Moore said. ‘Our thanks go out to the Chamber and the community for their support … Los Alamos and White Rock have greeted us with open arms.’ From left, Moore, the CEO of Nurses with Heart. Moore is seen here with Elais Ponton, BS RN Chief Nursing Officer, and Cheryl Henry, Care Advisor. Courtesy photo

Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board Awards $14 Million To Critical Projects In New Mexico Tribal Communities

on June 13, 2019 - 6:59am
IAD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) Wednesday announced that more than $14 million in funding was awarded across 11 tribal communities by the Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board.
 
The Tribal Infrastructure Act, which created the Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board in 2005, recognizes that many of New Mexico’s tribal communities lack basic infrastructure, resulting in poor health, social and economic conditions. The nine-member board thoroughly evaluates and scores project proposals from tribal communities to ensure that critical need is established.

Dr. Helen Tingsley Reads Original Poetry July 7

on June 13, 2019 - 6:58am
Courtesy photo
 
Dr. Helen Tingsley
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Dr. Helen Tingsley at 6 p.m., Sunday July 7, Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Admission is free. For more information, see teatroparaguas.org.
 
Dr. Helen Tingsley will read from two of her recent books:
  • And the best goes on: poems, stories & snippets along the journey...
  • Me and My Grandma: A story for children about AIDS.
 
Based in New Jersey, Dr. Tingsley visits Santa Fe every year to see her daughter and family.

Stand Up Comedy At American Legion June 22

on June 13, 2019 - 6:11am

COMEDY News:
 
Danger K Varoz (formerly Daniel Clay) was born and raised in Los Alamos and is the son of Karen Roberts who bartended at the American Legion for many years.
 
Danger moved to Albuquerque in 2004 where he attended UNM and began a career in film production. He has since created the television show The New Mexican Inquisition on UABQ, Comcast channel 27, Youtube and Facebook where he has hosted the late night format show for the last two and a half years.
 
The 2019 winner of Albuquerque Albi's best local comic and featured on Thrillist Magazine's top undiscovered comics

FBI: Man Charged With Assault By Strangulation

on June 13, 2019 - 6:10am

FBI News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE Dieter Douglas, 33, of Shiprock, appeared in Federal Ccourt June 4 on charges of assault by strangulation in Indian Country.

 

According to a criminal complaint, Douglas allegedly committed this offense in San Juan County May 14. Douglas became drunk, assaulted the victim, and threatened to kill her. He hit the victim in the head several times and bit her on the arm.

 

Douglas violently choked the victim three or four times causing her to lose consciousness. Douglas is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

 

Criminal complaints are merely accusations and

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