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LALT: Matinee For ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ Sunday

on January 15, 2019 - 5:35am

Cast of ‘Murder At The Lone Elm’ perform at 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Courtesy photo

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre has added a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday of “Murder at the Lone Elm”.

LALT canceled its Jan. 13 planned matinee performance because of the weather and bad driving conditions. Persons who purchased tickets for the Jan. 13 show are welcome to use them at any of the remaining performances: 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Murder at the Lone Elm” is an interactive mystery in which the audience gets to question the suspects and try to identify the

Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura To Deliver State Of Judiciary Address To Joint Session

on January 15, 2019 - 5:30am
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE Chief Justice Judith Nakamura of the New Mexico Supreme Court will deliver the State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at Chambers of the House of Representative in the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

Finance New Mexico: Workshop Helps New Businesses Understand Tax Law

on January 15, 2019 - 5:17am
 
By SANDY NELSON
Finance New Mexico
 
New employers can find it confusing to navigate New Mexico’s system for computing, reporting and paying business taxes. But the state Tax and Revenue Department expects them to figure it out and comply.
 
To simplify the process, the TRD offers free workshops, including one in Albuquerque Jan. 28 that promises to give new employers an overview of state tax laws, walk them through basic legal requirements for workers’ compensation insurance and workplace safety and show them how to add up what they owe on the sales of products or services.
 

House Leadership: New ‘Nursing Lounge’ Makes Roundhouse More Accessible For Moms, Parents

on January 15, 2019 - 5:08am
Nursing Lounge’ for new moms and parents inside the State Capitol. Courtesy/NMHD

New Mexico House Democrats News:

SANTA FE New Mexico House of Representatives Leadership announced Monday the creation of a “Nursing Lounge” for new moms and parents inside the State Capitol.
 
Joining other state legislatures across the country, House Leadership is working to create a more inclusive and safer environment for new parents to privately breastfeed or pump breastmilk for their children at the State Capitol.
 
Door to the new Nursing Lounge’ for new moms and parents inside the State

Home Country: Now And Then

on January 15, 2019 - 4:50am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It’s Tuesday afternoon at two, which means Clarice Devon is on her way to the Curl Up ‘N Dye beauty salon. It’s like the sun coming up or the price of bread increasing. Tuesday. Two. Clarice.
 
“Clarice!” yells Fran. “Ready to be beautiful?”
 
“Sure,” she said. “I like attempting the impossible.”
 
Clarice Devon is one of our angels. She’s one of the few people in town who will tolerate old people and shut ins, and she not only takes care of them, but seems to relish it as well.
 
During the rinse, Fran asks her if she’s the one taking care of Mr.

NWS: Today's High Near 41 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 15, 2019 - 4:35am

The National Weather Service forecast: Today's high near 41 with mostly sunny skies. Tonight's low around 27 with a 40% chance of snow showers. New snow accumulation of less than an inch possible.

Daily Postcard: Sangres From Anderson Overlook

on January 15, 2019 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Fresh snow falls on the Sangres as viewed from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Lori Dauelsberg

Scenes From Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout

on January 14, 2019 - 3:43pm

Isaac Dunwoody, a former Topper hockey player, is back on home ice playing for UNM and he played over the weekend in the Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout hosted by the UNM Hockey Team at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. There were four teams in attendance at this year’s shootout, UNM, Nebraska, Dallas Baptist and Northern Arizona. UNM lost to Dallas Baptist 3-6. The games were scheduled to be played Friday, Saturday and the championship game Sunday but snowy conditions canceled Sunday's game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The UNM goalie James Bostian was busy in the game against Dallas
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Los Alamos Police Officers Aid Gunshot Victim

on January 14, 2019 - 2:05pm
LAPD Officers, from left, James Keane, Chris Ross and Ben Irving aided the victim of an accidental gunshot Friday at his home. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos 911 operator took a desperate call Friday from the area near Aspen School. According to Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, a man accidently shot himself while examining his gun, which he thought was not loaded. With a bullet in his arm, he managed to call 911.

LAPD Sergeants Chris Ross and James Keane were nearby and rushed to the scene, where they were joined

Gov. Lujan Grisham Holds First Cabinet Meeting

on January 14, 2019 - 1:51pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with her Chief of Staff John Bingaman and Chief Operating Officer Teresa Casados at her first cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy/governor's office
 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, conducts her first cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy/governor's office
 
From the Office of Michelle Lujan Grisham:

SANTA FE -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held her first Cabinet meeting today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

The governor and administration leadership discussed priorities, collaboration, and preparation for

LAPD: Parking Rules Apply To Everyone...

on January 14, 2019 - 1:51pm

A citizen recently spotted a local police patrol unit parked in a handicap zone. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the rules apply to everyone and the issue has been addressed internally. Courtesy photo

SFCC; SFHEC To Close For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 14, 2019 - 12:58pm

Courtesy/MLKF

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. Both campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, which is the first day of classes for the spring semester for SFCC.

The college’s child care center, Kids Campus, and gym, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, also will be closed. The fitness center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Jan.

NCRTD: Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule, Closures

on January 14, 2019 - 12:20pm

RTD ‘Blue Buses’ will not be in service on Jan. 21, however, the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, will operate. Courtesy/NCRTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced its schedule and closures for the Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King holiday.

RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service, however, the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, will operate.

Obituary: Mary Ann Rosenthal Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

on January 14, 2019 - 11:56am

MARY ANN ROSENTHAL Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019

Mary Ann Rosenthal, age 83, passed into Heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mary Ann was born in Highland, Illinois on September 15, 1935, to Victor H. and Muriel Daiber. She grew up on a farm near Marine, Illinois, and married Jerome Jesse Rosenthal on June 23, 1956 after he graduated from the University of Illinois. They moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1956 after Jesse accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They left Los Alamos briefly to pursue other job opportunities but returned in 1964.

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Hot Rocks Cafe Hosts Special Lunch For University Of Nebraska Hockey Team In Town For Tournament

on January 14, 2019 - 7:00am

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke hosted a lunch Saturday for the University of Nebraska Hockey Team in town to play in the Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Nice Los Alamos hospitality shown by Burke and Hot Rocks. The restaurant is at 4200 West Jemez Road across the street from LANL. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

In appreciation for his kind hospitality, the University of Nebraska Hockey Team presented Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke with a jersey signed by team members. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke holds up the signed

Century Bank Ready To Assist Federal Employees Furloughed By Government Shutdown

on January 14, 2019 - 6:59am

CENTURY BANK News:

SANTA FE—Century Bank wants to help! As a local, community bank, Century is ready to assist individuals and families affected by the government shutdown.

Because everyone’s financial situation and need is different, so are the solutions.

Contact a local Century Bank representative, by phone or in person at one of our branches, to discuss your particular needs and the options available to you. Century Bank has locations in Santa Fe, Espanola, Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
 
About Century Bank

Established in 1887, Century Bank remains a locally owned community

BJS Releases Source And Use Of Firearms Involved In Crimes: Survey Of Prison Inmates, 2016

on January 14, 2019 - 6:58am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016, which presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016.
 
This report describes:
  • Firearm possession during the crime for which prisoners were serving time and by type of offense
  • How the firearm was used during the crime
  • Type of firearms possessed
  • Methods, sources and processes of obtaining firearms
 
Findings are based on BJS’s 2016 Survey

Congress Introduces Bill To Expand Chiropractic Access To Military Retirees, National Guard And Reserves

on January 14, 2019 - 6:56am
ACA News:
 
ARLINGTON, VA The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that Congress yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.
 
The legislation--S. 30, introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and H.R. 344, introduced by Rep.

HSD Deputy Secretary Appointments Announced

on January 14, 2019 - 6:55am
HSD News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary-Designate David R. Scrase, M.D. announced the appointment of his two Deputy Secretaries who will join his team to serve the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the services provided by HSD.
 
“Angela Medrano and Russell Toal will join me in my effort to serve the people of New Mexico with energy, intelligence, imagination and love,” Secretary-Designate Scrase said. “Their knowledge and experience with HSD will help jump start our work to focus on measuring current performance and strategically focus on

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Wednesday

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am

New Speakers, Free Transportation Announced For ‘Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day’ At State Legislature

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter has announced new, additional details regarding its “Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day” event at the State Capitol during the upcoming legislative session.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter will host legislators, caregivers, and people diagnosed with the disease, along with concerned members of the community, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building, aka “The Roundhouse.”
 
A Press Conference, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature remarks from distinguished members of the

Sierra Club Statement On Gov. Lujan Grisham's Proposed Budget

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
In response New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's release of her state budget recommendation Thursday, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Chair David Coss issued the following statement:
 
"By increasing funding for the Environment Department and Oil Conservation Division and allocating funding to the Office of Outdoor Recreation, Gov. Lujan Grisham is sending a clear signal to the Legislature that her administration prioritizes our families' drinking water, air quality and climate."
 
"New Mexicans support clean air and water, and protecting the health of our

New Year, New Goals, New Family Member!

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
ASSE News:
 
ASSE Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics.
 
Students are already awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019-2020 academic school year. If your goal was to try something new for the new-year, this will fulfill that! Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home.

New Mexico & Arizona 2019 Book Awards Officially Opens For Entries Jan. 25

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
NMBC News:
 
The 13th Annual New Mexico & Arizona Book Awards will be open for entries starting Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
 
The Awards celebrate the best books published, authored, or about New Mexico and Arizona. The winners of the 2019 Best Books in the NM & AZ Book Awards were New Mexico Historical Chronology by Don Bullis, published by Rio Grande Books and Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott and published by University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Over 1,000 books were entered in 56 categories: children’s, Young adult, cooking, travel, romance, art, sci-fi, novels, covers, business,
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Senators Urge Extension On Comment Period For Oil And Gas Development In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), wrote to U.S. Department of the Interior Acting Secretary David Bernhardt urging him to extend the public comment period for a draft Environmental Impact Statement on potential oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
 
The letter follows the Trump administration’s decision to rush through the environmental review process in an attempt to rapidly begin exploration without fully considering the

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