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A Gift That Keeps Giving: Consider The Life-Saving Gift Of Blood This January

on January 14, 2019 - 6:51am
Chief Nursing Office
Los Alamos Medical Center

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year.

Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more. And a little goes a long way, as a one-time blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

It’s one of the best ways to give back to others and help improve the health of our community.

SFCC Announces Dean’s List For Fall 2018

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
Congratulations to these Santa Fe Community College students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2018 semester.
For a full list of names, click here.

​Four Shillings Short Returning To Teatro Paraguas

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am

World Futures: Some Definitions Or Lack There Of Part 1

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am
World Futures Institute
Welcome to 2019 and another year on planet Earth. It is the annual time period when we look forward to either new opportunities or suffer the pessimism of not seeing any.
Where are we going as a planet (our life supporting environment) or as humanity (the order of our existence and how we work together)? For example, I believe that we all need energy to lead our lives and sustain humanity. But from where does it come? This question has led to many heated (flaming?) debates influenced by individual perspective – where you are and what you need.

Three Community Museums To Continue Borderlands Of Southern Colorado Speaker Series

on January 14, 2019 - 6:47am
PUEBLO, Colo. El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum and Trinidad History Museum, three Community Museums of History Colorado, will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the world for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series in the spring of 2019.
Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at El Pueblo History Museum in May 2018, and the exhibits opening at Trinidad History Museum in May 2019 and Fort Garland Museum in June 2019.
Topics for the series will

New Farm Bill Activity Halted Due To Shutdown

on January 14, 2019 - 6:46am
Anna Johnson
CRA News:
LYONS, Nebr.A partial government shutdown has been in effect for 20 days after lawmakers in Washington, D.C., failed to pass funding bills.
Anna Johnson, policy manager of the Center for Rural Affairs, says the timing and length of this shutdown is cause for concern, and the new Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government, immediately.
“Legislators spent the better part of 2018 negotiating a new farm bill,” she said. “While not perfect, it offers a great deal of certainty for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities for the next five years.”

BJS Releases Victims Of Identity Theft Report

on January 14, 2019 - 6:46am
DOJ News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Victims of Identity Theft, 2016, which details the number, percentage and demographic characteristics of victims who experienced one or more incidents of identity theft during a 12-month period. It focuses on the most recent incident and describes:
  • how victims discovered the crime
  • financial losses and other consequences of identity theft, including the amount of time victims spent resolving associated problems
  • reporting of the incident to credit card companies, credit bureaus and law

Cuban Lovelorn Crickets, Not A Sonic Weapon, Made U.S. Diplomats Ill: Study

on January 14, 2019 - 6:42am
HSNW News:
In late 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana began to report ear pain, dizziness, confusion – and some showed symptoms of mysterious brain injury.
The diplomats said that their symptoms occurred after they repeatedly heard a high-frequency noise. The State Department withdrew half its embassy staff, and several studies concluded that the high-frequency noise was generated by a sonic weapon. A new study argues that the high-frequency noise was created by local crickets.


In late 2016, U.S.

Sen. Cisco McSorley To Depart Senate For Role In Lujan Grisham Administration

on January 14, 2019 - 6:40am
Sen. Cisco McSorley
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the appointment of Sen. Cisco McSorley (D-Bernalillo) as director of the Probation and Parole Division within the New Mexico Corrections Department.
Sen. McSorley has been a member of the New Mexico Legislature since 1984, serving 12 years in the House of Representatives and 22 years in the Senate, under six different administrations. He currently sits on the Senate Conservation and Judiciary Committees, and serves as Co-Chair of the Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Interim Committee.

American Statistical Association Endorses Post-Election Audits Principles

on January 14, 2019 - 6:39am
ASA News:
The American Statistical Association Board of Directors announces its endorsement of Principles and Best Practices for Post-Election Tabulation Audits.
The December 2018 document--which updates a 2008 document with the latest statistical research and best practices--"is meant to provide guidance to relevant legislative bodies, state and local election administrators and vendors..." because a "healthy democracy requires widespread trust in elections... [and] people need to be sure that the official election outcomes match the will of the voters."
Imagine someone counted

Award-Winning Irish Poet To Visit Albuquerque

on January 14, 2019 - 6:38am
Annemarie Ní Churreáin
As part of an international book tour, Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin will visit New Mexico in February 2019 to deliver a series of readings from her much-acclaimed debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017) Sunday, Feb. 24, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Information at or call 505.424.1601.
Shortlisted for The Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A, Bloodroot explores the theme of landscape in the context of the author’s own ancestry, looking

Daily Postcard: Flock Of Doves Hunker Down In Tree

on January 14, 2019 - 6:37am
Daily Postcard: A flock of white-winged doves hunker down in a tree Sunday at a residence on Barranca Mesa to wait out the storm. They also keep an eye on seed from a backyard bird feeder ... but when the Steller jays are eating, no one else dares try. Photo by Ken Hanson

Canceled: Youth Resiliency Committee Meeting Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 8:50pm

Youth Resiliency Committee News:

The Youth Resiliency Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 has been canceled due to the snow storm.

The committee will meet again Monday, Feb. 11.

Betty Ehart Senior Center On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 5:45pm

BESC News:

Betty Ehart Senior Center has announced it is on a 2-hour delay Monday, Jan. 14.

Heavy Snow Collapses Roof & Traps Cars At Sonic

on January 13, 2019 - 4:23pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters on the scene this afternoon of a couple of vehicles trapped under the roof that collapsed from the weight of heavy snow at Sonic on Trinity Drive. First responders told the Los Alamos Daily Post that no injuries have been reported. Sonic is closed until further notice. Photo by John McHale/

First responders jack up the collapsed roof at Sonic to open the doors of the vehicles pinned beneath and extract the occupants safely. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene this afternoon of the collapsed roof at Sonic.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools announces it is on a 2-hour delay for Monday Jan. 14.

  • School buses will arrive two hours later than the usual pickup time, depending upon road conditions.
  • School start times:
    • High School - 9:50 a.m.
    • Mid School - 10:00 a.m.
    • Elementary schools - 10:20 a.m.

UNM-LA Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:15pm

UNM-LA News:

Due to inclement weather, the UNM-Los Alamos Campus will be on a 2-hour delay Monday, Jan. 14.

LANL Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:01pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced it will be on a 2-hour delayed start Monday, Jan. 14.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Weather conditions differ in various areas so employees should contact their immediate supervisor should they have issues making it to work.

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 12 a.m. Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 2:28pm
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning this afternoon through 12 a.m. Monday for the Los Alamos area. The NWS also updated its forecast to predict the possibility of 3 to 5 inches of snow today and 1 to 2 inches tonight, with a high today near 32 and a low around 20. The forecast for Monday is partly cloudy with a high near 38 and a nightime low around 20. Here is a view early this afternoon heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Scene at about 1 p.m. today heading east past the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A.

Free GIS Course For Furloughed Federal Workers

on January 13, 2019 - 1:45pm
Joe Zebrowski
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University is offering a free online geographic information systems class to furloughed federal employees beginning Jan. 16.
The eight-week two-credit class is called Introduction to Geospatial Technology.
“This course introduces students to emerging mapping technology including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing,” said Joe Zebrowski, geospatial technology director at Highlands and the class instructor.

Snow Showers Over Deer On Rose Street

on January 13, 2019 - 1:41pm

Early this afternoon a deer is showered with falling snow behind the Chapel Apartments on Rose Street near downtown Los alamos. Photo by Scot Rygh

Gov. Lujan Grisham Releases Executive Budget Proposal

on January 13, 2019 - 1:18pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday released her first budget proposal ahead of the 2019 legislative session scheduled to begin next week.
The fiscal year 2020 executive recommendation represents the governor’s steadfast commitment to a transformed New Mexico, a thriving state where responsible, forward-thinking investments are made in public education and educators, early childhood education and education initiatives targeted at vulnerable and at-risk communities, local economic development, workforce training programs, health

Governor’s Budget Good Start For Debate Ahead

on January 13, 2019 - 1:13pm
NEA-NM News:
The NEA-New Mexico response to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s budget proposal:
“The emphasis on education, student success and other support for our state’s children in Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement of her Executive Budget Proposal for fiscal year 2020 is enormously appreciated by educators statewide,” NEA-New Mexico President Betty Patterson said. “The budget proposal is a wonderful starting point for the budget debate ahead in the legislature. We will continue to advocate for even larger steps forward to fully comply with the Yazzie/Martinez v.

Job Opportunities At Los Alamos Public Schools

on January 13, 2019 - 1:06pm
LAPS News:
Open the door to a new opportunity! Due to recent retirements and existing vacancies, there are a number of job openings with Los Alamos Public Schools.
Job openings include teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers and maintenance technicians.
LAPS is the third largest employer in Los Alamos County, currently employing more than 800 at 10 sites.
“We are looking for qualified men and women who want to become a part of our team and play a role in shaping the future of our main assets: our students,” Human Resources Director Joe Palmer said.