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NWS: Today’s High Near 55; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on November 17, 2019 - 4:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Medical Associates Of Northern New Mexico Earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation From IAC

on November 16, 2019 - 11:40am

MANNM News:

Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, 3917 West Road, Suite A in Los Alamos Medical Center, was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic.

This latest accreditation awarded to the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to comply with the published Standards.

Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation

Game & Fish Partners In Mexican Wolf Recovery

on November 16, 2019 - 10:10am
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is officially on board as a lead agency in Mexican wolf recovery efforts.
 
At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Chair Joanna Prukop of the New Mexico State Game Commission and Director Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration that enables the signatory agencies to implement a long-term, scientifically based program to reintroduce and manage Mexican wolves (Canis lupus

DEA And Partners Collect Thousands Of Pounds Of Unwanted Medications And Vaping Products During The 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

on November 16, 2019 - 9:32am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Americans nationwide have once again shown their strong support for DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off nearly 883,000 pounds of medications during the October 2019 Take Back event.
 
DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 12.7 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010. On Oct.

World Futures: Education – Part One

on November 16, 2019 - 9:00am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In 2016, I created a list of 18 areas that I believed needed to be addressed concerning the future of earth and humanity.
 
Number 11 on the list was “what do we teach people – adapting machines to IQ levels.” When making a presentation, I shortened it to simply what do we teach people and, quite unexpectedly, was verbally “assaulted” about it.
 
The input presented stated that in addition to “what,” we had to include “how.” Since I had been personally involved in some pioneering work with distance learning and computer-based training, how

Explore Climbing Adventures In Patagonia Nov. 19

on November 16, 2019 - 7:27am
Josh Smith and Aaron Miller discuss climbing trip in Patagonia at Mountaineers meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Hear about Josh Smith and Aaron Miller’s adventures rock climbing in Patagonia at the November Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The presentation starts at about 7:15 p.m., the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.
 
This talk is free to attend and open to the public.
 
In January 2019, Smith and Miller packed their bags for Patagonia with hopes

SFNF Forest Road 102 Closing For Winter

on November 16, 2019 - 6:57am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is closing Forest Road (FR) 102 through Pacheco Canyon for the winter season.
 
Gates are already locked at the junction of FR 102, also known as Pacheco Canyon Road, and N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, and at the junction of FR 102 and FR 412.
 
The public can access the western end of FR 102 from Santa Fe County Road 76 to reach the Aspen Ranch Trailhead this weekend, but that gate will be locked for the winter on Monday morning.
 
The seasonal closure of FR 102 is to protect

NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 16, 2019 - 6:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Topper Volleyball Wins 1st Round In State Tournament

on November 15, 2019 - 7:34am

The Hilltoppers Girls Volleyball Team celebrates its first round victory in the state tournament Thursday morning at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Toppers beat the Pojoaque Elkettes 3-1. Next up is the Godard Rockets at 4:45 p.m. today at the Star Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Marco Serna Releases Health Care Position Paper

on November 15, 2019 - 7:30am
Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has released his position statement on Health Care.
 
While highlighting the fact that the country has come a long way since 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt first proposed the idea of national health insurance, and in 2010 Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, Serna said, “I believe everyone can agree that much still has to be done to ensure health care is provided to all Americans”.
 
“If for no other reason, we have allowed our country to be put at an

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