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Snow Cancels Edith Boulevard Concert Today

on January 13, 2019 - 1:05pm

Los Alamos Republican Party Unites On Basis Of Values At Ward Caucuses And Biennial County Convention

on January 13, 2019 - 7:27am

Local GOP Party Chair John Bliss conducts the final meeting of his term during the Republican Party of Los Alamos County Ward Caucuses and Biennial County Convention Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Party members applaud outgoing Chair John Bliss and thank him for his service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Republican Party of Los Alamos County held its Ward Caucuses and Biennial County Convention Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

Fr. Glenn: Leaving Los Alamos

on January 13, 2019 - 7:27am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You know … as is often said, we never know how much we value something—whether it be persons, places or things—until we lose them. And as I am on the verge of departing LA, I am finding the bite of the “sweet sorrow” of good-bye much more bitter than sweet … especially as I am bound for bureaucratic wilds of the Archdiocesan chancery—to become an “admin pogue”, as we Marine combat arms types derisively termed the administration folks (and yet ran to them whenever we had a paperwork problem!

Los Alamos School Board Recognizes Teachers Who Received National Board Certifications

on January 13, 2019 - 7:26am

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Los Alamos School Board recognized teachers who received their National Board Certifications, including Rebecca Cabildo, Kate Hovey, Britt Williams and Janelle Maestas. Los Alamos High School Teacher Katie Lake helped support these staff through the writing process. The National Board Certification is designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Courtesy/LAPS

Courtesy/LAPS

Science Saturday Goes On The Road … And Hooks Up With A Tornado

on January 13, 2019 - 7:16am
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Science Saturday has been moved to today, Jan. 13, at the Otero County Fairgrounds as part of the German Air Force Tornado event slated to begin at noon.
 
Activities focus on aerodynamics and aviation principles and are free. Several other demonstrations are planned throughout the afternoon, including the very popular trash can launches on the hour beginning at 1 p.m. today.
 
Museum members also will be able to take advantage of an extra 10 percent discount on summer camp registrations today only during the event.
 
The New Mexico Museum of Space History,

Cancer Foundation For New Mexico Hosts 14th Annual Sweetheart Auction Fundraiser Feb. 9

on January 13, 2019 - 7:12am
Bidders at sweetheart auction. Courtesy photo
 
Sweetheart Auction Honor Wall. Courtesy photo
 
CFFNM News:
 
SANTA FE — Saturday, Feb. 9, the Sweetheart Auction returns for its 14th year—promising excitement, fascinating Live and Silent auction items, and a night dedicated to helping save lives.
 
The Sweetheart Auction raises essential funds for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico (CFFNM), a local, independent nonprofit that helps cancer patients in northern New Mexico access treatment in Santa Fe.
 
All money raised stays in New Mexico to fund patient services for New

NMCLP: Court Order Supports Call To Transform New Mexico’s School System

on January 13, 2019 - 7:07am
From New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Judge Sarah Singleton’s most recent order in Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico makes clear that the court expects a major overhaul of the state’s public school system to bring it into compliance with the constitution and other state laws.
 
The extensive 600-page “findings of fact and conclusions of law” describes in great detail the need for a multicultural education framework, improved bilingual and English language learner programming, universal and quality full-day pre-kindergarten, sufficient access to extended learning

NWS: Ninety Percent Chance Of Snow ... 4-8 Inches

on January 13, 2019 - 6:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts a high today near 32 with a 90 percent chance of snow and a total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. The NWS predicts tonight's low at around 20 with another 1 to 2 inches of snow possible. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANB Supports United Way Of Northern New Mexico Through Annual Employee Giving Campaign

on January 13, 2019 - 6:50am
LANB News:
 
Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) announced Thursday it will donate $14,050.08 to the United Way of Northern New Mexico.
 
The funds were collected during the bank’s annual Employee Giving Campaign, which took place last fall.
 
The Employee Giving Campaign is held across the bank’s three markets in Los Alamos, Santa F and Albuquerque. Employees can elect to support the United Way of Central New Mexico, United Way of Northern New Mexico or the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
 
The campaign includes a variety of fundraising activities, including selling Casual Day stickers,

Daily Postcard: Crystalline Snow Forms On Yucca Leaf

on January 13, 2019 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: Crystalline snow forms on a yucca leaf Saturday near Aspen Elementary School in Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Los Alamos Republican Party Elects New Officers

on January 12, 2019 - 4:24pm

The Republican Party Of Los Alamos elected new officers during its Ward/Precinct Caucuses and Biennial County Convention today at Fuller Lodge. From left, Treasurer Jane Gordon, Chair Bill McKerley, 1st Vice Chair James Whitehead and 2nd Vice Chair Paul Jaramillo. The position of secretary is open. Watch for scenes and more details from the convention Sunday morning at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Obituary: William Stanley Hall Nov. 18, 1924 – Jan. 9, 2019

on January 12, 2019 - 3:28pm
WILLIAM STANLEY HALL Nov. 18, 1924 – Jan. 9, 2019
 
William Stanley Hall died Jan. 9, 2019. He was born Nov. 18, 1924 in Manhattan, New York City.
 
On the cold, November day when Stanley was born, his father, William Swanson Hall, of Manhattan was officiating at a Masonic meeting, so his mother, Elsa Elvira Kellberg, called for a taxi. About half way to the hospital on Broadway, the driver stopped and climbed into the cab to get warm before proceeding. In that day and time, the driver was outside as if one were driving a team of horses.
 
The doctor was then called from the Masonic
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Chinese Acrobatics Troupe At The Lensic Jan. 22

on January 12, 2019 - 3:24pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform Jan. 22 at The Lensic. Courtesy/Golden Dragon Acrobats
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats in a family-friendly show of grace, power, and beauty 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
 
The Golden Dragon Acrobats delight audiences with their breathtaking skill and beauty, award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, and unforgettable music.

Lunch With A Leader: Health Security Act Jan. 15

on January 12, 2019 - 3:22pm
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader is back at 11:45 a.m., Jan. 15, at Mesa Library. Tyler Taylor and Mary Feldblum will speak on the Health Security Act. This Act will be coming up during the Legislative session.
 
Taylor is a native of Birmingham, Ala. who grew up there during the Civil Rights era and learned first-hand about injustice. He and his daughter Maura Taylor (who is now executive director of Self-Help, Inc.) moved to Los Alamos in 2000. He worked here as a Primary Care Physician before retiring in December 2017.
 
His enthusiasm for passage of the

NMFOG Launches ‘Lift The Fog’ Advertising Campaign

on January 12, 2019 - 3:15pm
 
NMFOG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) announced Friday the launch of the “Lift the Fog” advertising campaign.
 
The launch coincides with the new year and the 2019 Legislative session.
 
The “Lift the FOG Campaign” includes a series of newspaper, digital and social advertising that conveys NMFOG’s commitment to transparency. Plans are to broaden the reach into broadcast.
 
The first ad features a photo of the New Mexico Roundhouse and carries the headline, “Without us, this would be the Runaroundhouse.”
 
“In a world where

Obituary: Barbara Fitzgerald 1935–2019

on January 12, 2019 - 3:04pm

BARBARA FITZGERALD 1935–2019 

Born Barbara Kyrcz in Waterbury, Connecticut, she resided the majority of her life in Los Alamos, New Mexico after relocating from the East Coast with her young family in the late 1970’s.

She enjoyed the folk crafts of New Mexico, hiking in Bandelier, swimming at the local pools, traveling to Santa Fe for art and music and cross-country skiing in the Jemez Mountains. She was an avid traveler and spent extended durations living and studying in Ireland and Mexico.

She appreciated the friendship of many individuals she interacted with throughout Los Alamos

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Sierra Club Responds To Land Commissioner’s Announcement On Coyote-Killing Contests

on January 12, 2019 - 2:46pm
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
Thursday, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard announced a ban on cruel coyote-killing contests on the 9.5 million acres of state trust land. The ban also applies to other non-protected species.
 
“We applaud Land Commissioner Garcia Richard's announcement prohibiting the competitive killing of our state's wildlife on state trust land,” said Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Mary Katherine Ray. “These organized wildlife massacres do not meet any modern principle of scientific wildlife management.”
 
Contest participants’ claim they are

Grabbing Some Flakes At Hockey Game Friday Night

on January 12, 2019 - 8:50am

Mikie Bane was seen grabbing some flakes Friday evening at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink while attending the Hockey game between the Lobos and a Dallas team. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Winter Safety Tips From LAFD

on January 12, 2019 - 8:44am
By BENJAMIN STONE
EMS Division Chief
Los Alamos Fire Department

Winter storms can cause a community to see an increase in car accidents, falls, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks from overexertion. Storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. As we recently experienced, winter storms can last for several days, cause havoc on heat, power and communication services, but they also place our community members at higher risk.

Here are some tips to remember:

Prepare now!

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms.

Texas A&M Dignitaries Meet With Alumni, Visit LANL

on January 12, 2019 - 8:28am
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp tells a room full of alumni the latest news about their school at an alumni gathering Thursday in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Laboratory Director Thom Mason with LANL Statistician and 2017 Texas A&M graduate Mary Frances Dorn at Thursday's Aggie Alumni Event in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

A room full of Texas Aggies greeted Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Chairman of the Board of

UNM-LA Collaborates With Innovation Academy

on January 12, 2019 - 8:18am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is partnering with The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy to offer “Create. Sell. Bank” this spring at UNM-LA.

This online course will address issues related to designing and establishing online businesses. Students will be exposed to a variety of innovation processes to help assist them as they consider a product/business concept.

The class will cover intellectual property basics, marketing processes, and how to create customer profiles, email lists, product landing pages and marketing automation.

Nancy Ann Hibbs Wins Quarterly Photo Contest

on January 12, 2019 - 7:56am
Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Shashi Charles, left, presents Daily Postcard winner Nancy Ann Hibbs her $100 prize Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The winning photo. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local photographer Nancy Ann Hibbs has done it again. She won the quarterly Daily Postcard contest for a second time.

She decided to take the $100 prize money and pay it forward. Hibbs donated the money to the Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals.

McQuiston: The Cold Hard Facts About Ice Dams

on January 12, 2019 - 7:48am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


The winter months are here and the potential for claims resulting from ice dams are on the rise. While most of the damage caused by a winter storm is immediate, ice dams losses usually don’t occur until several days after.

Just what is an ice dam? As the heat from inside your house rises and melts the snow on your roof, the water will flow down the slope until it reaches a portion of your roof where the temperature is freezing. The water will refreeze and a ridge of ice will form.

Water collects behind the ice dam until it finds openings in your roof where it

Daily Postcard: Foggy Morning In White Rock

on January 12, 2019 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: Foggy morning in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

FBI: Carlsbad Credit Union Hit This Evening By Robber Wearing Mask With Old Man’s Face, Bushy Mustache

on January 11, 2019 - 10:03pm

Suspect wanted by the FBI. Courtesy/FBI

 

The suspect was last seen in this blue Chevrolet Z71 pickup. Courtesy/FBI

 

FBI News:

 

This evening an armed man wearing a mask with an old man’s face and a bushy white mustache robbed a Carlsbad credit union.

 
The suspect, described as approximately 5'11" to 6' tall, also wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark gloves and baggy khaki pants that were tucked into the tops of brown boots.
 
At approximately 5 p.m., the suspect entered U-1st Community Federal Credit Union, 601 N. Canal St., and displayed a handgun.

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