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Posts From The Road: Shades Of Gold

on October 20, 2019 - 7:38am

A Mixed Bag: An assortment of color and hues are seen on a hillsidenear Carbondale, Colo., showing aspens in various stages of transformation from summer to winter. Photo by Gary Warren/

Getting Close: The base of a group of aspen trees near Breckenridge, Colo., shines with gold leaves on the trees and many gold leaves cover the ground. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos
For those of us who live in the Rocky Mountain West, the changing color of aspen leaves is a sure sign that summer is fading and fall is upon us.

DEA To Accept Electronic Vaping Devices As Part Of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

on October 19, 2019 - 11:08am
For the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations Saturday, Oct. 26 during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Courtesy/
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.
Saturday, Oct.

American Federation Of Teachers Congratulates University Of New Mexico Faculty On Vote To Unionize

on October 19, 2019 - 10:47am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE — A decisive majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico voted for a union this week in a historic election victory overseen by the UNM Labor Management Relations Board, with votes counted this afternoon.
Two UNM bargaining units consisting of more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty across five campuses—UNM’s main campus, in Albuquerque; UNM-Gallup; UNM-Los Alamos; UNM-Taos; and UNM-Valencia—voted by a 70 percent margin to join the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.
The victory marks the

As Threat Of Foreign Interference Grows, Udall, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to End FEC Deadlock And Strengthen Campaign Finance Violations Enforcement

on October 19, 2019 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation that will revitalize the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by breaking the deadlock of its leadership structure and restoring its role as an effective and timely enforcer of campaign finance regulations.
The introduction of the legislation comes as election experts continue to sound the alarm about the inability of the FEC as it is currently structured to effectively enforce our campaign finance laws and protect our elections from foreign

More Detail On Giant LANL Rotor

on October 18, 2019 - 6:23pm
A truck convoy transporting a giant rotor headed out today from Los Alamos National Laboratory and is shown here this morning passing the ‘Y’ on N.M. 4 near White Rock. Photo/Copyright 2019 by Leigh House
Los Alamos
The rotor (spinning part) of a very large motor-generator was found to need repairs at a specialized repair site in Virginia.
The first part of this trip to repair it will be by truck that will take it to a rail station. Because it is so large and so heavy, it required a special truck assembly to move it.

NMDOT Announces New Safety Corridor N.M. 128

on October 18, 2019 - 5:31pm
HOBBS Safety is the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s number one priority and NMDOT has announced the designation of a new safety corridor on N.M. 128 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 50 near the New Mexico/Texas State Line.
Safety is the Department’s top priority. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Eddy and Lea County Sheriff offices.
“The NMDOT is committed to making this road safer.

Chamisa ‘Best Of State’ In Scholastic Reading Challenge

on October 18, 2019 - 5:08pm

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, back row left, with staff and members of the Los Alamos Masonic Lodge celebrate the top readers in the 2019 Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge who each received bicycles from the Masonic Lodge. Courtesy photo 

Chamisa Elementary School students and staff with their 2019 ‘Best of State’ Scholastic ad-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge banner. Courtesy photo


Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock is the “Best of State” winner of the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge.

Chamisa students read the most minutes