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FBI Assumes Lead In Investigation Into Death Of 5-Year-Old Girl In Rio Arriba County

on September 16, 2019 - 9:54am

FBI investigates death of Renezmae Calzada, 5. Courtesy/NMSP

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C. Langenberg of the FBI Albuquerque Division, and Rio Arriba County Sheriff James D. Lujan announced that the FBI has assumed the lead in the investigation into the death of Renezmae Calzada, 5, whose body was found Sept. 11 in the Rio Grande River in Rio Arriba County.

“The FBI is thoroughly investigating the disappearance and tragic death of Renezmae Calzada,” U.S. Attorney Anderson said. “The U.S.

DerbyCon 2019: Finish Line – ‘Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened’

on September 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Opening ceremony at DerbyCon, the InfoSec conference Sept. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
DerbyCon panel on ‘DerbyCon Story Time’. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

I’ve been in cybersecurity for a little over a year, and I decided it was about time I went to an InfoSec conference.

Defcon/Black Hat in Vegas sounded intimidatingly huge; I wanted something less terrifying. A friend suggested DerbyCon.

American Red Cross New Mexico Chapter Seeks Volunteers To Join Disaster Action Team

on September 15, 2019 - 2:31pm

AMERICAN RED CROSS News:

Everyday, people are forced from their home due to fires, storms or other disasters.

The American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Assistance given may include financial provisions for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, prescription medication and other critically needed items.

Want to put your compassion in to action? Join the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

Los Alamos County Firefighters Remember 9/11

on September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County firefighters set out on a track Saturday on Pajarito Mountain to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. They are carrying a 26-pound air pack in full dress on the one mile trek with a 1,000 foot rise in elevation to mimic the stairs the firefighters experienced on that tragic day rushing to rescue people in the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the public joined firefighters in the somber event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos Firefighters and members of the public on the climb

RAPS Community Conversation Sept. 24

on September 13, 2019 - 5:42pm

LAHS student data analysis group, RAPS, will address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth at a community meeting Sept. 24. Courtesy/LAPS.

LAPS News:

All interested individuals are invited to a community conversation Tuesday, Sept. 24, hosted by the Los Alamos High School student data analysis group, RAPS, to address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth.

According to the 2017 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey of LAHS students, 33.2 percent felt sad or hopeless in the past 12 months and 24.5 percent intentionally injured themselves.

Student leaders at LAHS

Firefighters Respond To Alarm At UNM-Los Alamos

on September 13, 2019 - 3:05pm

Firefighters respond to the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Students and staff were evacuated for about 45 minutes being receiving the all clear and returning to class. Dust apparently triggered the alarm. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 16, 2019

on September 13, 2019 - 11:14am

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

**Water Shut-Off Near NM502 Roundabout Project Next Wednesday Morning**

Weather permitting, water will temporarily be shut off for apartments and condominiums on Arroyo Lane 8 a.m. to  noon Wednesday, Sep. 18. Construction crews will be tying this neighborhood into the new water system in support of the N.M. 502 roundabout project.

**SLOW DOWN IN & NEAR SCHOOL ZONES** 

Recently the County has received several complaints of speeding vehicles in or near School zones when children are

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

A companion

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety...

on September 12, 2019 - 4:19pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving science

Crack Seal Project In White Rock Begins Monday

on September 12, 2019 - 8:35am

COUNTY News:
  • Crack Seal Project in White Rock on Rover Boulevard, Grand Canyon Drive and Bryce Avenue starts 8:30 a,m. Monday

GM Emulsion will start crack sealing Monday, Sept. 16 beginning on Rover Boulevard at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive. They will continue down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue, starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane.

Crews will work 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Sept. 30. 

The contractor will set up a flagging operation allowing traffic to flow.

LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

on September 12, 2019 - 8:33am
Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 29 To Sept. 9, 2019

on September 11, 2019 - 10:15pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

JUSTIN DALTON

Aug. 29 at 10:18 p.m. / Police arrested Justin Dalton, 18, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and Oppenheimer and charged him with failure to stop or yield at an intersection and DUI.

 

 

 

JOHNATHAN JOSEPH ABEYTA

Sept. 6 at 5:42 p.m.

Science On Tap: Earthquake Forecasting Sept. 16

on September 11, 2019 - 3:37pm

Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Trugman. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News: 

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.

This “On Tap” features a conversation with Daniel Trugman, a Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

In the United States, earthquakes are the most frequent natural disaster. While the U.S.

Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

on September 11, 2019 - 2:42pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall  

 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall: 

 

The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

 

Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary

Sept. 11, 2001 ... Never Forgotten

on September 11, 2019 - 8:50am

Courtesy image

By The Editors Of history.com:

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S.

NIST: Can High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

on September 10, 2019 - 12:23pm

The PLOT-cryo device can be used to detect very low concentrations of airborne chemicals such as those that might signal the presence of spoiled food, clandestine graves, and chemicals in fire debris that might show evidence of arson. Courtesy/Megan Harries

NIST News:

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her.

Harries, a postdoctoral

Heinrich, Collins Introduce American Energy Opportunity Act To Streamline Clean Energy Technology Permitting

on September 10, 2019 - 12:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

The lawmakers introduced the legislation to encourage state and local governments to adopt instantaneous permit applications for solar and battery storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Monday introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act to provide state and local governments with voluntary tools to expedite and standardize the permitting process for distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar and battery storage, while ensuring high-quality and safe installations.

“If we truly

On The Job In Los Alamos: Ministerial Alliance Meeting

on September 10, 2019 - 11:57am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Ministerial Alliance at its monthly meeting Sept. 3 at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church on Trinity Drive. Over breakfast there were introductions of new ministers and sharing of the happenings in their diverse faith communities. The main topic of discussion was plans for the formation of a stand-alone non-profit (Safe Spaces) to create a women's shelter in Los Alamos. The incorporation of the non-profit, its goals and focus, as well as possible challenges were all discussed. Dr.

NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

on September 10, 2019 - 11:52am

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION New:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.

 

The funding will go toward prevention, treatment,

Amber Alert: 5-Year-Old Missing In Rio Arriba County

on September 9, 2019 - 7:40am

Renezmae Calzada. 5, missing since Sunday. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Renezmae Calzada. 

Calzada is a 5-year-old Hispanic female, four feet tall, weighing approximately 35 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 

Calzada was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, wearing blue shorts with stars and a “Frozen” shirt from the Disney film.

Many details are still unknown and under investigation by the Rio Arriba County Sherriff’s Office. However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Calzada.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Sept. 17

on September 9, 2019 - 6:47am

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The guest speaker is Cathy Hadley, RHIT of Los Alamos Medical Center.

Hadley has been in the health care industry since 1979. Starting as a transcriptionist, she worked her way to director of Health Information Management (Medical Records) in Linton, Ind. During her time there she was a part of the planning team forming the hospital’s first Emergency Operations Plan.

Hadley moved in June of 2016 to Los Alamos to serve as director of Health Information Management at LAMC.

SFNF Plans Multiple Prescribed Burns This Fall

on September 8, 2019 - 9:10am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions this fall to conduct prescribed burns across the forest to remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems.

Depending on conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, the forest’s window to implement these prescribed burns is Sept. 16 to Nov. 30.

The SFNF will issue additional notifications about each project based on fire managers’ expectations for

Repairs And Renovations Continue Near Ruby K’s

on September 7, 2019 - 4:52pm

Workers continue repairs to the sidewalk area at Central Avenue and 20th Street and today are installing a cover above the sidewalk, which will enhance the outdoor eating area in front of Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 9, 2019

on September 7, 2019 - 4:48pm

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Diamond Dr Paving - San Ildefonso roundabout milling/paving may begin later this week

Residents and businesses along Diamond Drive can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction as Star Paving crews continue the asphalt milling and paving operations daily. Drivers are asked to be cautious when making turns out of side streets adjacent to the work zone, the contractor may be limiting access for left turns out of side streets.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 7

on September 7, 2019 - 12:32pm

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the US east coast, AM Sept. 7 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

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