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Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Valentine’s Dance

on February 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine's Dance Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

 

The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine’s Dance 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Fuller Lodge.

 

Admission is $15 for couple, $10 for individuals and $5 for students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. Come dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including romantic Valentine’s Day tunes, or just relax and listen!

 

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band

Chamber Breakfast At UNM-LA Thursday

on February 13, 2018 - 3:27pm

CHAMBER News:

 

This month's Chamber Business Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Room 230 in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

 

Presenters Jim Glover and Marianne Tenenbaum of The Idea Group of Santa Fe will provide information about how to use the community branding at your business.

 

The Business Breakfasts are presented with the generous support of the LANL Community Parterships Office. Secret City Kitchen will cater the February Breakfast so register on the Chamber website events page: http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/.

 

The Los Alamos

Girl Scout Cookies Arrive At Saint Job For Distribution!

on February 13, 2018 - 1:57pm

Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive is the local distribution point this year for troops in Los Alamos, White Rock and Espanola. Courtesy photo
 
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LAPS: ‘Just Stop!’ For Our School Buses

on February 13, 2018 - 11:11am

LAPS kicks off bus safety campaign Wednesday called, ‘Just Stop!’ Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will be kicking off its bus safety campaign Feb. 14 called, “Just Stop!” in order to encourage drivers in Los Alamos to be extra vigilant and stop when the stop arm is extended on school buses.

Over the course of the next few weeks, LAPS will be displaying signs and banners across the county to remind drivers to be careful.

Since the beginning of the school year, and even the start of the new semester, LAPS Director of Facilities and Transportation Keith Rosenbaum has

Patrick Sullivan Receives International Economic Development Council CEcD Designation

on February 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Patrick Sullivan

LACDC News:

Patrick Sullivan, executive director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Jan. 27-28 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of

Pajarito Cliffs County Facilities Targeted For Theft

on February 13, 2018 - 10:35am

Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities are being targeted for theft. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a series of incidents involving burglary and theft at the Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities at 101 Camino Entrada, east of the airport, including the theft of a County truck between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday.

The truck, a Ford F350 with a flat bed and a dump feature has been recovered and now secured in a shop at the Pajarito Cliffs location.

Bandelier Hosts Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16-19

on February 13, 2018 - 10:35am

Bandelier staff and visitors will be looking for birds Friday during the Great Backyard Bird Count. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

 

This weekend, Feb. 16-19, is the 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count, which in 2018 is part of the Year of the Bird.
 
Anyone who would like to participate can watch birds at home or come out to three locations at Bandelier National Monument - or both. Sightings become part of observations to help track population density, health, and movements of birds worldwide.
 
Everyone is encouraged to count the birds in their backyard (or another favorite location) for at

Jack And Kurt Benner Become Eagle Scouts

on February 13, 2018 - 9:40am
Eagle Scouts Kurt Benner, 18, left, and Jack Benner, 18, with their mother Kelly Benner at their Eagle Scout ceremony Saturday at First United Methodist Church on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
From left, Troop 122 Scoutmaster Holly Trellue, Jack Benner, Kurt Benner and Scoutmaster Emeritus Steve Mosier at the Eagle Ceremony Saturday at First Methodist Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Jack and Kurt Benner of White Rock became Eagles Scouts during a special Court of Honor

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FY19 Presidential Budget Request For NNSA Released

on February 13, 2018 - 9:40am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has released details of its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget Request.
 
The President’s $15 billion FY 2019 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $2.2 billion – or 16.8 percent – above the FY 2017 enacted level, representing the Administration’s commitment to NNSA’s unique and diverse missions: maintaining the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile; reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and

projectY cowork Partners With ABQid To Offer Lean Startup Bootcamp In Los Alamos

on February 13, 2018 - 9:39am
Courtesy photo
 
projectY cowork News:
 
Los Alamos-based coworking space, projectY cowork Los Alamos, has partnered with Albuquerque entrepreneurial accelerator program ABQid to launch a new eight-week program to assist individuals who are starting a business in Northern New Mexico.
 
The projectY Lean Startup Bootcamp, hosted by projectY cowork in Los Alamos and facilitated by ABQid, is free for up to 10 participants thanks to funding provided through a Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium Economic Development Industry Cluster Grant.
 
The program, based

Udall, Lujan Grisham Introduce Bill To Help Native Students Access Healthy Foods

on February 13, 2018 - 7:44am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.); and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) reintroduced legislation in the Senate and House to give Tribes an important tool to address the pervasive and serious problem of child hunger and nutrition-related diseases.
 
The Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2018 acknowledges that Tribes better understand the needs of their communities and are better positioned to ensure children get healthy

IHM Ladies Auxiliary Spring Arts And Crafts Fair

on February 13, 2018 - 7:30am

IHM Ladies Auxiliary News:

The Ladies Auxiliary of Los Alamos is hosting a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Vendors are invited to reserve a table/space at $35 each and include one 8-foot table with two chairs. Fill out the attached registration form and mail back with your payment for the amount of table(s)/space(s) you require.

Do not take or mail your registration to IHM.

PEEC: Aliens And Asteroids Feb. 16-17

on February 13, 2018 - 7:02am
Chick Keller
 
PEEC News:
 
Want to learn about the probability of finding life outside of Earth or how likely we are to be hit by an asteroid?
 
At 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, join Chick Keller in a discussion discussion and exploration of the Drake Equation, used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the cosmos. At 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, the full-dome film Incoming! will play on the planetarium dome.
 
Both of these shows take place in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
 
What is the likelihood that other extraterrestrial civilizations are trying to

Bandelier National Monument Makes List Of America’s 10 Best Small Town Gems To Visit In 2018

on February 13, 2018 - 7:00am

Talus Houses Cliff Dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument comes in at number 2 on the list of America’s 10 Best Small Town Gems to visit in 2018.

Bandelier covers roughly 50 square miles of New Mexico wilderness and is home to the remains of ancient settlements built between the years 1150 and 1550, out of soft, volcanic rock.

Explore ancient artwork carved into caves and other pueblo relics dotted in more remote areas of the monument to get a sense of how their creators might have lived.

See the full list here

Secretary Zinke Prioritizes Conservation And Big Game Migration Corridors

on February 13, 2018 - 6:52am
DOI News:
 
SALT LAKE CITY Friday​, at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah,​ U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362, which will improve habitat quality and western big game winter range and migration corridors​ for antelope, elk, and mule deer​.
 
​The order fosters improved collaboration with states and ​private landowners and facilitates all parties ​using the best available science to inform development of guidelines that helps ensure that robust big game populations continue to exist.
 
The order seeks to improve

Northern Foundation Opens 2018 Scholarship Applications With Projected $200,000 Available

on February 13, 2018 - 6:45am
NNMC News:
 
The Northern Foundation opened its scholarship application cycle for the 2018-2019 academic year, and Executive Director Terry Mulert hopes this year will provide more than $200,000 in funds available to students attending Northern New Mexico College.
 
“It’s a very realistic goal based on early projections, and we are working hard every day to cultivate existing and new donor interests,” Mulert said.
 
New scholarships this year include the Belinda Martinez and Bob Trapp Scholarship, which will award $5,000 to High School Equivalency/GED graduates, and the Lightning Boy

Attorney General Hector Balderas: Clovis Murderer Of 10-Year-Old Boy To Remain In Prison

on February 13, 2018 - 6:42am
Noe Torres
 
From the Office of the Attorney General:
 
CLOVIS Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General and affirmed Noe Torres' convictions for the first-degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez and the attempted murder of 17-year-old Ruben Perez.
 
In September of 2005, Torres and one of his co-conspirators, Edward Salas, drove to the Perez residence after Edward’s brother had an altercation with Ruben Perez at their high school.

Recordings Spout Secrets Behind Blue Whale Behavior

on February 13, 2018 - 6:38am
A blue whale surfaces off the coast of Southern California, showing the attached tag that records its calls and pressure changes during dives. Researchers use these tags to explore behavioral links between diving and song production. Courtesy/Ana Širović.
 
 
AGU News:
 
PORTLAND, Ore.

Officials Seek End To Adrian Trujillo Probation

on February 13, 2018 - 6:29am

Adrian Trujillo

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Department of Probation and Parole (DPP) officials are again asking for Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Hernandez to serve the remainder of his sentences in two cases incarceration, saying he continues to sabotage himself with negative behavior and total disregard for other people’s safety.

Trujillo faces a probation violation arraignment Feb. 22 before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer because he was arrested Feb.

Cancer Caregivers Support Group Starts Wednesday

on February 13, 2018 - 6:17am

Los Alamos Council on Cancer President Diane Hammon announces a new cancer caregivers support group, which kicks off Wednesday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

On a day when all kinds of love is celebrated throughout the world, a unique love will be recognized 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Valentine’s Day in Los Alamos with the kick-off of a support group for families and friends of cancer patients.

 

The support group, which will meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, is offered by the Cancer

Obituary: Homer Dick Lewis Oct. 4, 1926 – Feb. 3, 2018

on February 13, 2018 - 5:57am

HOMER DICK LEWIS Oct. 4, 1926 – Feb. 3, 2018

Homer Dick Lewis, 91, a resident of White Rock, passed away in his home on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margie Lewis, who passed in 2009.

Homer was born October 4, 1926 in Covington, Kentucky. He served in the United States Navy and then in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Homer and his family moved to Los Alamos in 1952 where he worked at LANL as a metallurgical engineer until his retirement in 1986; he then continued to consult for LANL until 1994.

Homer was active in the community and

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Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail Bridge

on February 13, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: A bridge viewed Saturday afternoon along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

Heinrich To Question Top Intelligence Officials In Senate Intel Committee Hearing Tuesday Morning

on February 12, 2018 - 6:05pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 a.m. MT/ 9:30 a.m. ET,  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will question top intelligence officials during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence open hearing on Worldwide Threats.

Appearing before the committee will be Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, NSA Director Michael Rogers, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo.

The hearing will stream

UNM Suspends Head Football Coach Bob Davie

on February 12, 2018 - 5:51pm
The University of New Mexico suspends head football coach Bob Davie for 30 days of unpaid leave. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
 
By RJ MONTAÑO
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

ALBUQUERQUE – After a months-long investigation into the conduct of University of New Mexico Head Football Coach Bob Davie, UNM announced that it has suspended Davie for 30 days without pay. 

Coach Bob Davie

Chicago-based law firm Hogan, Marren, Babbo, and Rose was hired to investigate allegations of “interference with and improper involvement in investigations of football players” including

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Classic Air Medical Chopper Visits Barranca School

on February 12, 2018 - 5:31pm

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, center, with Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers and his assistant. Courtesy/LAPS

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, second from left, with Rosa Schmitz (LAMS), school nurse Sheila McClees and administrative assistant Kelly Saeger. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

In celebration of the 120th day of school, Barranca Mesa Elementary School is hosting Classic Air Medical’s helicopter for the students to see at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Classic Air Medical will land its helicopter in the soccer fields and the flight crew will speak to students about

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