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Farewell To Los Alamos Historical Society Retiring Executive Director Heather McClenahan

on April 18, 2019 - 10:10am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan bids farewell Monday to Oppie and Groves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan will retire from full-time museum work April 26. She became executive director in May 2011, following the retirement of Hedy Dunn.

During an interview Monday with the Los Alamos Daily Post, McClenahan spoke about her most “spectacular day” on the job.

“I remember it well … Nov.

AHF Launches ‘Oak Ridge Innovations’ Program

on April 18, 2019 - 9:50am
Atomic Heritage Foundation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. “Nuclear medicine, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons. All of that goes back to Oak Ridge,” explains Denise Kiernan, bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City. Oak Ridge, Tenn. has been a center for nuclear research since General Leslie Groves selected it as the Manhattan Project’s uranium enrichment site in 1942.
 
Today, Oak Ridge is the home of many leading scientific and engineering research facilities, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
 
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has launched a new online interpretive program,

NMHU: Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor Of Year

on April 18, 2019 - 9:35am
Sarah Corey-Rivas
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.
 
Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her students nominated her for Professor of the Year. “This award helps me know that the respect and admiration I feel for my students is mutual.”
 
Megan Thursby, a 2018 Highlands biology graduate who was accepted to

NWS: Today’s High Near 62, Tonight’s Low Around 39

on April 18, 2019 - 8:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with patchy fog before 9 a.m., then otherwise sunny and tonight’s low around 39. Courtesy/NWS

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By REBECCA CHAIKEN
League of Women Voters
 
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
 
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

State GSD To Begin Green Building Project

on April 17, 2019 - 8:10am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE The General Services Department, in partnership with other state agencies, will soon begin a $32 million project to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings in Santa Fe, including installation of solar power and government’s first battery storage of solar power.
 
GSD also will be purchasing the first electric vehicles for the government motor pool, and it will build charging stations for the vehicles in Santa Fe.
 
Gov.

Udall, Heinrich Unveil Legislation To Cut Taxes For Workers And Families In New Mexico

on April 17, 2019 - 7:50am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ahead of Tax Day and the IRS Commissioner’s annual appearance Monday before the Senate and House, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich,along with 46 Senate Democrats, introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act.  
 
At a time when wages are stagnant and the cost of childcare has exploded, the Working Families Tax Relief Act would cut taxes for workers and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). EITC and CTC are two of the most effective tools we have to put money back in the pockets of working

Funding Secured For State Poet Laureate Program

on April 17, 2019 - 7:44am
Sen. Bill O’Neill
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Landmark Legislation. 282 bills signed into law. A $7 billion budget. Unprecedented capital outlay dollars for statewide infrastructure spending.
 
The 2019 session was one for the books. But among the marquee accomplishments of the legislature were several measures that, while receiving fewer headlines, also will have a lasting impact on the state. One such accomplishment was securing the funding to establish a state Poet Laureate program.
 
The idea to establish a state Poet Laureate program dates back several years.

NWS: Today’s High Near 53, Tonight’s Low Around 35

on April 17, 2019 - 7:25am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 35. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

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