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Inspirational People: Keeping Magic Intact For Teen

on October 19, 2017 - 6:48am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

With Christmas arriving month after next I am reminded of an incident I encountered last year in the checkout line at Smith’s.

A teenage boy whose eyes sparkled with that Christmas Eve magic was emptying his cart onto the conveyor belt. Gifts for the family, snacks and a holiday cake moved toward the checker. I remember thinking how excited and proud he appeared. I wondered if this was his first year working, making money to treat his parents and siblings to a Christmas celebration.

He beamed as he inserted his shiny new

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Today

on October 19, 2017 - 6:43am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today 19 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the Sept. 21, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss
5. BOARD BUSINESS
  • Eco Station Night Sky Cooling Technology Presenters: Anthony Strain and John Bliss
  • Review and Discuss the Environmental Sustainability Plan Presenters: Angelica Gurule
  • Eco

County Files Petition In Sherman Dog Case

on October 19, 2017 - 6:37am

COURT News:

A petition to adjudicate two dogs belonging to Leslie Sherman of White Rock as dangerous has been filed in First Judicial Court by Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.

Sherman was charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in April with two counts of keeping an animal known to be vicious and likely to attack human beings. The charges were in connection with the Mar. 29 death of a small dog at an Acoma Lane home. At that time, Sherman’s dogs were seized and kept at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

In May, the criminal charges against Sherman were dismissed and a civil complaint

Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

on October 19, 2017 - 6:33am
NPS News:
 
Valles Caldera National Preserve initiated prescribed burn projects this week. The prescribed burn are within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30.
 
The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. 
 
Through the prescribed burn, National Park Service officials hope to decrease the potential for future high-intensity fires by

LANL: Returning Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

on October 19, 2017 - 6:30am

LANL News:

Applications are now being accepted for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship Fund (RCRS) January 2018 Awards. Deadline is Nov. 28.

Kathy Keith, Executive Director of the LANL Communities Partnership Office asked members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Friday to spread word of the scholarship in their individual communities.

The RCRS awards scholarships to motivated students who are returning to a formal education after a hiatus for other pursuits such as trying different careers, the military or business

FBI: Taos County Rancher Sentenced To Prison For Carjacking Utility Workers On His Ranch

on October 19, 2017 - 6:26am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Richard Howieson, 56, of Costilla, was sentenced Oct. 6 in Albuquerque, to a year and a day in prison for his conviction on a federal carjacking charge. Howieson will be on supervised release for two years after completing his prison sentence.
 
The FBI arrested Howieson Oct. 11, 2016, on a three-count indictment charging him with carjacking, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment was superseded Feb.

Judge Denies Dangerousness Motion In Collins Case

on October 19, 2017 - 6:26am

Tyson Collins enters the First Judicial District Courtroom of Judge Mary Marlowe Sommers Monday afternoon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 24-year-old Washington state man was granted conditions of release Monday in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe despite appeals from Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist that he remain incarcerated pending trial.

Tyler Collins was charged Oct.

Udall And Commerce Committee Democrats Request FCC Oversight Hearing To Address President Trump's Threats To Freedom Of Press

on October 19, 2017 - 6:23am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  This week, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, joined fellow Democrats on the committee in calling for a hearing on President Trump’s attacks on the media and his latest threat to interfere with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) television station license renewal proceedings.
 
In a letter to Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), respectively the chairman and ranking member of the committee, which has jurisdiction over the FCC, the senators wrote, "Since taking office, this administration

AGU: Waves In Lakes Make Waves In The Earth

on October 19, 2017 - 6:22am
Yellowstone Lake. Photo by Miguel Hermoso Cuesta
 
AGU News:
 
Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves ripple along the shore.
 
In a study published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, scientists at the University of Utah report that these small seismic signals can aid science.
 
As a record of wave motion in a lake, they can reveal when a lake freezes over and when it thaws.

Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Fall Dance Oct. 27

on October 19, 2017 - 6:17am
Los Alamos Big Band 2015. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is hosting a Fall Concert and Dance, 7-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 27 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays dance music for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and
more. The band will be playing favorites such as In The Mood; String of Pearl; Sing, Sing, Sing; New York, New York and even Clarinet Polka.
 
The band also features two well-known vocalists, Elisa

New Mexico’s Homewise Receives $15 Million In Federal Bonds

on October 19, 2017 - 6:17am
NMH News:
 
New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc., a home ownership non-profit, has received a $15 million bond loan to finance and refinance affordable single-family mortgages for New Mexicans. 

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued two guarantees totaling $245 million under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program.
 
The guarantees were issued on behalf of nine Eligible CDFIs under the fiscal year 2017 round of the program. The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program provides long-term, fixed-rate capital for projects in low-income urban, rural, and Native communities. 

Family YMCA Gets New Exercise Equipment

on October 19, 2017 - 5:39am

The Family YMCA staff essemble new exercise equipment Wednesday including three new treadmills, two AMT machines and two elliptical machines at the Y on Iris Street. Courtesy photo

One of the new AMT machines now at the Y. Courtesy photo

One of the new elliptical machines now availble for use at the YMCA. Courtesy photo

Two of the new treadmills now at the Y. Courtesy photo

SFCC School Of Business Open House Nov. 2

on October 19, 2017 - 5:34am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts School of Business Open House 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Room LL322. 
 
Meet the faculty, learn about the degrees and certificates offered and get on-the-spot advisement for the Spring semester.
 
For more information, contact Chair of the Business Department Kathleen Finn-Brown, 428.1745 or kathleen.finnbrown@sfcc.edu.

Parks And Rec Board Learns About Recreation CIPs

on October 19, 2017 - 5:32am

The public listens to the update on the recreation CIP projects during the Parks and Recreation Board meeting Oct. 12 in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

The Parks and Recreation Board learned about the capital improvements projects (CIP) to be added to the County’s recreational offerings during its regular board meeting Thursday, Oct. 12.

The Los Alamos County Council approved $11.4 million in County CIP funds at its Aug.

Science On Tap: Learn About Magnets Tonight

on October 19, 2017 - 5:31am

LACDC News: 

Interested in magnetism? Join us to learn more at Science On Tap, at 5:30 p.m. today at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square.

Ross McDonald, with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos, will talk about the motivation for using high magnetic fields for materials research. With applications ranging from trying to understand high temperature superconductivity to learning fundamental information about metals, he’ll cover the challenges and advantages of working with these incredibly strong fields.

35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Oct. 27-29

on October 19, 2017 - 5:28am
Taos Balloon Rally. Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
 
Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
 
TMBR News:
 
TAOS The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse.
 
The free weekend event, which will include three ascensions, food, vendors and entertainment, is expected to draw more than 35 balloons and visitors from all over the southwest.
 
The event kicks off at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 with the daily Dawn Patrol and will continue with a Mini Mass Ascension at 8:15 a.m.

SYFY Television Pilot 'Tremors' Films In New Mexico

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Oct. 4 that the SYFY television pilot "Tremors," produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Blumhouse Television, will begin principal photography in Albuquerque at the end of October through the middle of November.
 
"We're pleased to welcome another great pilot to our state. It's great news for our economy," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.

YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Through Oct. 24

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 who would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
 
Registration for this program is open until Oct 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2. Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

In And Around Town: Oct. 19

on October 19, 2017 - 5:16am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

​THURSDAY, Oct. 19 

Science on Tap

Interested in magnetism? Come to Science On Tap, at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square. Ross McDonald, with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos, will talk about the motivation for using high magnetic fields for materials research.
 
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 
 
Only The Brave Movie Premiere 
The premiere of

Daily Postcard: Cottonwood Trees Along Rio Grande

on October 19, 2017 - 5:11am

Daily Postcard: Cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Medical Center PINKS IT OUT For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

on October 18, 2017 - 6:48pm

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Brave. Los Alamos Medical Center staff PINKS IT OUT for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as they support the fighters, celebrate the survivors and honor those who have lost their lives. Every Tuesday during the month of October, LAMC staff wears pink in honor of the men and women who have or have had breast cancer and to remind everyone that early detection is the best protection.

Community Invited To Surprise Open House For George Anderson At Pharmacy!

on October 18, 2017 - 6:41pm

COMMUNITY News:

George Anderson of Anderson Pharmacy is now living in the mountains of Park City, Utah near his son Chris and family.

He is coming to town for the weekend and his family wants to give Anderson a big surprise ... the community is invited to join Anderson, his sons Mark and Chris and their families to wish him well at an Open House 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 at Anderson Pharmacy, 1377 Diamond D. in Los Alamos.

The people of Los Alamos have been such an integral part of Anderson’s life and his family says they know he would love to see everyone.

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Cruiser's Custom Embroidery Celebrates Grand Opening

on October 18, 2017 - 5:27pm

County Councilors James Chrobocinski, left, and Antonio Maggiore, right, help Mike Luna, owner of Cruiser's Custom Embroidery, middle, cut the ceremonial red ribbon on his new business Tuesday. Courtesy photo

LACDC News: 

Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery celebrated opening its new location Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting attended by County Councilors and fellow business owners.

Obituary: John H. Snyder Dec. 24, 1965 – Oct. 14, 2017

on October 18, 2017 - 5:26pm

JOHN H. SNYDER Dec. 24, 1965 Oct. 14, 2017


John Snyder never met a stranger and once you met him you never forgot him. His sense of humor and generosity brought joy and laughter to everyone around him. Knowing John was a little bit like knowing a super hero, except that John was known to be a little louder and had a few more tattoos.

 

He had many jobs in his lifetime, but his favorite job of all was that of “dad”. He had two daughters who he loved very much, and who he was very proud of.

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EM Manager Doug Hintze Briefs RCLC Board

on October 18, 2017 - 11:11am

Doug Hintze, head of Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office addresses Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members Friday at their quarterly meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Topping the list of main priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 is enhancing oversight and maintaining focus on safety, efficiency and transparency, said Doug Hintze, manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office.

Hintze told board members at the Regional

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