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Grief Support Community Lecture June 27

on June 11, 2019 - 7:37am

Man Attempts To Pull Gun On State Police Officers

on June 11, 2019 - 7:13am
Evans Ratliff faces five criminal charges. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE At around 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, a New Mexico State Police officer assigned to the Albuquerque Metro Operation was in the area of Eubank and Central when he saw a male individual on a motor scooter driving erratically.
 
The officer initiated a traffic stop and pulled the male over identified by officers as Evans Ratliff, 28 of Albuquerque. Ratliff was found to be driving on a revoked driver’s license due to a DWI conviction.
 
During the traffic stop Ratliff took off on foot running away from the

Angel Fire Bike Park Announces New Race And Expansion To Greenbelt Trails For Families

on June 11, 2019 - 7:07am
Scene from Angel Fire Bike Park. Courtesy/AFBP
 
AFBP News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Awarded #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by MTBParks.com, Angel Fire Bike Park, the largest bike park in the Rockies, has opened for the summer season and has plenty of races, improvements and expansions in the works this year.
 
After record-setting late winter storms, the bike park officially kicked off its season with 60 miles of trails in the park and more than 40 miles in the surrounding village of Angel Fire.
 
The additional late snow is creating a different type of riding trail.
 
“With such fantastic snow

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 51

on June 11, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Old Ponderosa Spotted On Hike

on June 11, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: The top of an old ponderosa is spotted during a hike on Deer Trap Mesa. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes From 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration

on June 10, 2019 - 3:49pm
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration Friday evening under an elegant white tent at Ashley Pond Park to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses and organizations that continually make a difference in the community. To see all of the winners, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware receives the 2019 Chamber Retail Business of the Year Award. From left, Metzger's Assistant Manager Prescilla Johnson, Metzger's General Manager David Jolley, Chamber Membership Coordinator Ufemia Bernal Rios and Chamber

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 30 To June 3, 2019

on June 10, 2019 - 2:57pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

ELIAS JON LOVATO

May 30 at 9:23 a.m. / Police arrested Elias Jon Lovato, 48, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

KYLE VINCENT ZOCCO

June 1 at noon / Police arrested Kyle Vincent Zocco, 21, of Rochester, NY on Barranca Road and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of

Lauritzen: ‘Life After 50’ In Los Alamos And White Rock

on June 10, 2019 - 1:59pm

Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.662.8920. Courtesy/BESC photo

The White Rock Senior Center at 133 Longview Dr. is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.672.2034. Courtesy/WRSC

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

There are two great events for those 50 and over taking place in the near future and we hope that you will spread

N3B Forum On Accessing Nonprofit Funding June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 1:56pm

N3B News:

Northern New Mexico nonprofit agencies will learn how to access funds from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) at a community forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Fuller Lodge.

The purpose of the meeting is to present funding guidelines for N3B’s Community Contributions Program and to answer questions about how to submit a request for funding.

A similar meeting will be held in Espanola at a later date.

N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office.

The company has

Santa Fe Opera Announces Gabriella Reyes Assuming Role Of Musetta For ‘La Bohème’ Opening June 28

on June 10, 2019 - 1:01pm

Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta for La bohème, which opens the Santa Fe Opera season Friday, June 28. Courtesy/SFO

SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces a casting update for La bohème, which opens the season Friday, June 28.

Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta, replacing Kirsten MacKinnon, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.

Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida, followed by

BLM: Upcoming Fee-Free Days On Public Lands

on June 10, 2019 - 12:54pm
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The summer travel season gets under way in June with Great Outdoors Month.
 
To encourage visitation to America’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to agency-managed public lands on additional dates through the remainder of 2019 including Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).
 
“The BLM manages hundreds of recreation areas, national monuments and other facilities across more than 245 million acres of public lands nationwide,” said Principal Deputy Assistant

New Mexico Game And Fish: Deer, Elk And Bighorn Enhancement Raffle Tickets Now Available

on June 10, 2019 - 12:49pm
Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:
 
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has announced that deer, elk and bighorn enhancement raffle tickets are now available.
 
All proceeds from enhancement hunts are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management projects in New Mexico for the species raffled.
 
Authorizations may be used either by the recipient or any individual of the recipient’s choice through sale, barter or gift. These hunts do not count as Once-in-a-Lifetime Hunts.
 
Deer Enhancement Licenses
 
One deer authorization will be raffled with the

Mining Company Proposes Exploration On Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

on June 10, 2019 - 12:43pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) announced that it has received a Plan of Operations from Comexico LLC, the American subsidiary of New World Cobalt, to conduct mineral exploration on previously identified deposits on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.
 
Comexico also submitted an exploration permit application to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD).
 
Comexico’s application proposes core drilling in the vicinity of Jones Hill near Terrero, NM, to identify base and precious metal deposits for mining.
 
In April,

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

on June 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 22nd annual Kite Festival May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Scene from Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Claire Sander’s daughter Emily, 4, knows that running is an essential part of getting her kite airborne. Courtesy photo
 
By TAMMY JIMINES
Los Alamos
 
There's something special about flying kites. There aren't any electronics involved, no modern technology, and no gaming console required. Just a kite, some string, and Mother Nature's wind.
 
I think flying a kite is the

Supreme Court Work Group To Consider Non-Attorney Option For Providing Civil Legal Services

on June 10, 2019 - 11:47am
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE A work group formed by the state Supreme Court will consider whether New Mexico should authorize a new non-lawyer practitioner to provide civil legal services to people unable to afford an attorney.
 
The group is to submit a report to the Court by Jan. 1, 2020 on allowing licensed legal technicians and other possible changes in court rules and programs to improve the availability of legal services in the state.
 
“Consideration of a limited legal technician is part of an initiative for advancing judicial excellence in New Mexico to make it easier for the public

BCBSNM Grant Supports PEEC Nature Playtimes

on June 10, 2019 - 11:41am
Children during winter at Los Alamos Nature Center practice swooping silently like owls do while looking for prey. Courtesy photo
 
Children listen to an owl puppet explain that it likes to eat mice. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) announced they received a $8,500 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative.
 
PEEC and NMWC’s commitment to getting kids active outside in nature aligns with the vision of

‘World’s Greatest Trumpeter’ Shamarr Allen Performs Los Alamos Summer Concert At Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:13am

Shamarr Allen

Summer Concert News:

The greatest Summer Concert Series in the state rolls on as Sancre Productions welcomes Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs Friday night to the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion.

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans. Hailing from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.

Shamarr

Regular School Board Meeting 5:30 P.M. Tuesday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:09am

New Mexico State Agencies Begin Stakeholder Process On Methane Regulatory Strategy July 29, July 30, Aug. 7

on June 10, 2019 - 11:02am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Departments of the Environment (NMED) and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources (EMNRD) are beginning stakeholder outreach efforts as work continues to develop the state’s first methane reduction regulations per Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order on climate change.
 
A key component of the executive order is the development of an enforceable regulatory framework to ensure methane reductions from the oil and natural gas sector and to prevent waste from new and existing sources.
 
“In undertaking this regulatory effort, collaboration

Project Heart Start: Crash Course In Saving A Life ... Three Sessions At Fuller Lodge Saturday June 15

on June 10, 2019 - 10:38am

Scene of a Project Heart Start training session. Courtesy/New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation

LAFD News:

For the 6th year in a row, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is offering a free Project Heart Start course.

The community is invited to attend one of three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Fuller Lodge and learn to save a life in 30 minutes.

Because 70-80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, it is important to learn CPR. Children as young as elementary school age have provided CPR that saved a family member.

LAPD also teaches a

LAPSF: Three Outstanding Students Awarded The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship

on June 10, 2019 - 9:28am

2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship recipients Aaron Lauritzen, left, Leah Wolfsberg and Jonathan Doorn pose with Becky Sims. Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship has been awarded to Jonathan Doorn, Aaron Lauritzen and Leah Wolfsberg.

The scholarship was created to honor long time Los Alamos resident and LANL engineer Jim Sims.

Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams.

SFCC Paramedic Program Accepting Applications

on June 10, 2019 - 9:06am

SFCC News:
  • Earn a Paramedicine Certificate in one year. Applications accepted until 5 p.m. July 31

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications until 5 p.m. July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts Oct. 14.

Applicants must be a currently licensed New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or Intermediate and up-to-date with their certifications. The application fee is $30 and is non-refundable.

Entrance to the program is competitive.

NOAA Forecasts Large ‘Dead Zone’ In Gulf Of Mexico

on June 10, 2019 - 9:04am

NOAA scientists forecast the Gulf of Mexico dead zone this summer to be roughly the size of Massachusetts. Courtesy/NOAA

NOAA News:

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life – to be approximately 7,829 square miles, or roughly the size of Massachusetts.

The annual prediction is based on U.S. Geological Survey river flow and nutrient data.

The 2019 forecast is close to the record size of 8,776 square miles set in 2017 and larger than the 5-year average measured size of

County Planning Zoning Commission Meets June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

On The Job In Los Alamos: CenturyLink Technician

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

On the job in Los Alamos is CenturyLink Broadband Technician Brad Gibbons working Friday at a home in White Rock is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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