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Remembering Turk Griffith On Veterans Day 2019

on November 11, 2019 - 7:01am

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

West Point Graduation photo of Turk Griffith taken a couple of years before his death. Courtesy photo
 
By RUTH LIER
Retired LAHS Science Teacher
 

Lt. Thurston "Turk" Griffith was born in Santa Fe on March 17, 1940. He moved with his brother and parents to Los Alamos in the fall of 1951.

He was my science student from 1954 to 1957, an outstanding athlete (baseball, football, track and swimming) and president of Student Council and a scholar.

Today Honors American Veterans Of All Wars

on November 11, 2019 - 6:54am

Today is Veterans Day dedicated to honoring American veterans of all wars. Courtesy/history.com

Veterans Day 2019

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” 

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, Nov.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 20

on November 11, 2019 - 6:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stops In Cuba & Santa Fe

on November 10, 2019 - 7:17am

USDA News:

SANTA FE The magnificent New Mexico blue spruce chosen to grace the west front of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season will make two stops on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next week as it begins its journey to Washington, D.C.

Harvested this week from the Carson National Forest, the 60-foot 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its cross-country tour Monday with 16 stops across New Mexico before heading east to Washington.

Events are planned in 30 communities along the entire route, and the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time at capitoltreetracker.com. The

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