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Spies, Lies & Nukes Ticket Discounts Through Oct. 20

on October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm


Los Alamos Daily Post readers are being offered a 15 percent discount for tickets purchased today through Oct. 20 for the Spies, Lies & Nukes event, Nov. 3-4 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The promocode for this discount is: plame1.

During the event, former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame and several of her CIA colleagues will discuss their perspectives and experiences on cyber warfare, covert action, international affairs, and nuclear proliferation.

FBI: Founder/Former Administrator Of Public Charter Schools In Albuquerque Sentenced To 60 Months For Theft, Fraud And False Statements Charges

on October 15, 2018 - 11:51am

FBI News:
  • David Scott Glasrud also Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Restitution

ALBUQUERQUE – Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker today sentenced David Scott Glasrud, 51, the former administrator of Southwest Learning Centers in Albuquerque to 60 months of imprisonment for his conviction on federal theft, fraud and false statement charges arising out of a nearly 15-year scheme to defraud the public charter schools he founded out of millions of dollars.

Glasrud was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $435,000 In Federal Funding To Address Food Insecurity

on October 15, 2018 - 11:06am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have announced $435,000 in new federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Community Foods Project and Planning grant program to address food insecurity in New Mexico.

“Far too many New Mexicans facing food insecurity suffer from serious health issues, financial hardship, and endless anxiety – about where the next meal will come from, and how to put food on the table for their families,” Sen. Udall said.

Taos County Historical Society Presents ‘Place Names Of New Mexico’

on October 15, 2018 - 10:50am

‘Place Names Of New Mexico’ book cover. Courtesy/TCHS

TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society (TCHS) presents a free, public program “Place Names of New Mexico” by author Robert Julyan at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

This program is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The names of New Mexico’s places – its town, mountains, streams, lakes and much more – are as interesting and colorful as the state itself; from Pie Town to Truth or Consequences to


Letter To The Editor: Worthy Woman

on October 15, 2018 - 10:05am
Los Alamos

We usually don’t write an opinion letter to the newspaper. After receiving a derogatory flyer in the mail against Christine Chandler, we decided to write an opinion supporting Christine Chandler for the New Mexico House Dist. 43.

Christine and I (Nancy) worked together on two cases at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and I found her excellent in working with the facts and picking out the truth for a fair, legal decision. Christine has always listened, weighed the facts and worked hard for the people of Los Alamos.

As with all community issues, there

BLM Begins San Pedro Thinning Project

on October 15, 2018 - 9:57am
San Pedro area hazardous fuels thinning begins around Oct. 17. Courtesy/BLM
BLM News:
TAOS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin hazardous fuels thinning in the San Pedro area beginning around Oct. 17 and carry on until Nov. 30.
The thinning project is expected to take 2-6 weeks; however, the exact timing is subject to weather and ground conditions.
The San Pedro fuels reduction project is located on BLM lands on the south side of N.M. 344, approximately one mile east of the intersection of N.M. 14 and N.M.

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Interviews Christine Chandler

on October 15, 2018 - 9:43am
Christine Chandler. Courtesy/Friends for Christine
Pajarito Conservation Alliance interview of Christine Chandler (D), candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43:
Note: Some of the questions in this interview have been re-ordered for better clarity.
PCA: What communities are in District 43?
Chandler: It’s all of Los Alamos County, and it includes parts of Sandoval County including the Jemez area, Jemez Springs, down to Ponderosa. It includes Cuba, which is in Sandoval County. It includes Peña Blanca, which is in Sandoval County.

Free Film Sponsored By Los Alamos Chapter Of Hadassah: Challah Rising In The Desert

on October 15, 2018 - 8:55am

Challah Rising in the Desert film poster. Courtesy/Hadassah


Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community. A special screening of this feature documentary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Reel Deal Theater. 

The screening is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah. The movie is free to attend, but donations for medical research at Hadassah Hospital in Israel are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the film.

In the new feature documentary, braided Challah bread