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LAPD Dispatchers Are The Thin Gold Line

on July 20, 2017 - 11:11am

Consolidated Dispatch Center Shift Supervisor Wendy Strain goes through medical instructions Tuesday morning during a 911 call. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Dispatcher Ruben Garcia sends emergency responders to the home of a 911 caller. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • “There’s the thin blue line for police officers and the thin red line for firefighters ... dispatchers are the thin gold line …” –CDC Supervisor Kate Stoddard

 

When visitors stand in front of the small dark window in the foyer of the Los

Robert And Irene Aikin Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on July 20, 2017 - 11:07am
Robert and Irene Aikin of Los Alamos on their wedding day, 60 years ago today. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos residents Robert and Irene Aikin today celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The biggest joy in the lives of Robert and Irene Aikin as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, July 20, is the time they spend with their children and grandchildren. The said they couple feel blessed that their children live close by and that they get to see them often.

The Aikins met in Michigan when

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A Functional But Limited Sheriff’s Office For Los Alamos

on July 20, 2017 - 10:05am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
The County Council will consider the role of the Sheriff in Los Alamos in a Special Session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at the Los Alamos Municipal Building.
 
The Council, not including myself, called an election last November to eliminate the office. After a contentious campaign, Los Alamos voted to keep an elected Sheriff. I believe a majority on Council now accepts that our citizens want a functional Sheriff’s Office. We need to agree on what the Sheriff’s functions will be.
 
I am proposing a Resolution: (

Los Alamos County Looks To Residents To Maintain Overlook Collection Center

on July 20, 2017 - 10:01am
Tanner Kennedy deposits brush material into one of the bins Tuesday at the Overlook Collection Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Overlook Collection Center looked immaculate this week. No paint cans, fluorescent bulbs or containers of chemicals littered the ground. The roll off metal bins were not overflowing with material. The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division is working to ensure the collection center stays that way.

 

Office Specialist Tiffany Pegoda said a pilot program is kicking off in which an

Pearce Holds Hearing On Illicit Money Transfers

on July 20, 2017 - 10:00am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce recently led the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing on “Managing Terrorism Financing Risk in Remittances and Money Transfers,” to examine the risks that are inherent in the use of money service businesses (MSBs), remittance payments, and other value-transfer systems. 
 
“The size and complexity of the financial system in the United States and continuous innovation means our financial entities have a greater chance of being exploited for money laundering or terrorist

DPU Investigates Energy Alternatives To Coal

on July 20, 2017 - 9:59am

From left, Department of Public Utilities' Power Scheduler and Energy Manager Jordon Garcia, Deputy Manager/Power Production Steve Cummins and Department Manager Tim Glasco answer questions during the public meeting to discuss the Integrated Resource Plan  July 12 at the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

The public learns about the Integrated Resource Plan during the July 12 meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

 

With Los Alamos County preparing to walk away from the San Juan coal plant in 2022

Top Colleges Listed For Medical Assisting Programs

on July 20, 2017 - 9:54am
RWM News:
 
FOSTER CITY, Calif.  Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus has been named the No. 2 best school for medical assisting, according to the data-driven rankings by RWM.org, a resource hub for students.
 
Medical assistants work various roles within the healthcare industry which majorly includes greeting the patients, arranging the appointment, noting the vital signs, sending the samples to labs, recording medical data and even in some cases in medical billing.
 
To help students narrow down their choice of schools for Medical assistance, RWM.org has released its list of 

Sheriff Lucero: To The Citizens Of Los Alamos County … Regarding Resolution 17-08

on July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
By MARCO V. LUCERO  
Los Alamos County Sheriff

As your elected sheriff for the past six and a half years, I have done my best to provide services that hold true to my faith, the Office of the Sheriff and my passion to enhance public safety. With little or no resources provided by local government I have done my best to provide services. 

I know that life pits us with those who do not agree with what we try to do. I know that despite our good intentions, some people are going to smear us. I realize that is part of holding public office.

Living A Simpler Life In A Modern World

on July 20, 2017 - 9:48am
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
Today’s world has many luxuries that are supposed to make life easier.
 
At times they may, but other times, they make life more complicated. Yes, I need a kitchen remodel, yes a bathroom remodel too. But when I’m feeling stressed out by what I ‘think’ I need, I look inward at what is making me unhappy or anxious. It might not be the remodel at all. It might be a combination of life stressors - observing the effect it has on my family, my finances and my sanity.
 
To feel a sense of peace and happiness again, I try to think about how I can achieve

Flight Of The Cranes

on July 20, 2017 - 9:47am

Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create your crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver the community's cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. For more information, contact Museum Director Judith Stauber at judith@losalamoshistory.org. Photo by Judith Stauber

Update: Police Dispatch Phones Are Back In Service

on July 20, 2017 - 9:43am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch reports that its telephones are back in service.

The phones were out of service for a short time this morning.

Police radios were not impacted by the outtage.

A Mountaineer’s Story: Shackleton South Georgia Traverse Centennial Expedition

on July 20, 2017 - 9:29am
Adventurer Richard Spitz recounts his expedition through South Georgia Island July 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn more about the infamous Shackleton South Georgia expedition at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 25 to hear from Richard Spitz, an adventurer who bravely recreated the journey.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting is 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Any history book indicates that the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914

Slim Randles Home Country: Evidently Dreams Don’t Come With Calendars

on July 20, 2017 - 9:17am
By SLIM RANDLES
Home Country
 
“You don’t mean it!”
 
“Sure as I’m sittin’ here, Doc,” Herb said, putting an extra swirl to his coffee and cream.
 
“Flying lessons?”
 
“Yessir. Said he wanted to do it before he got old. I know. I know. He’s already old, but still, he’s up about every weekend now, buzzing around.”
 
“That’s just nuts,” Doc said, “I know for a fact he won’t see 70 again.”
 
“True enough, Doc, but you know they aren’t letting him take the plane up by himself.”
 
“Thank goodness for that. But what in the world made him want to fly a plane?”
 
“When I asked him

Voices Of LA Meeting At Unitarian Church July 24

on July 20, 2017 - 9:03am
UNITARIAN CHURCH News:
 
The community is invited to attend the next Voices of Los Alamos meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., July 24 at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos.
 
Agenda:
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham fundraiser in os Alamos
  • Sheriff’s Office debate at County Council July 26
  • Council on immigrant resolution
  • March for Science SF had $1,500 surplus, donated to Santa Fe Conservation Trust and to NM MESA New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement. They work with middle/high schools to get kids to college
  • future speakers, actions, general announcements
 
Guest speaker:
 
Dist. 43 Rep.

Wedding Announcement: McAdams-Bonner

on July 20, 2017 - 8:42am

Matthew McAdams of Broaddus, Texas and Ashley Bonner of Los Alamos were married June 10 at historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Pastor Chuck McCullough officiated. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Deirdre Bonner of Los Alamos. The groom is the son of J.C. and Robin Wilson of Texas. The couple will spend their honeymoon in Alaska and return to live in Texas. Courtesy/Henrik Sandin Photography
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Public Comments Sought On STIP

on July 20, 2017 - 8:39am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s new 2018 - 2023 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
 
The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program and will be implemented Oct. 1.
 
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
 
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP on the Internet asking for public comment through Aug.

Back To School Food Services

on July 20, 2017 - 8:38am
Chef Mia Holsapple
 
CHARTWELLS News:
 
The thought of going back to school just got a little better with great new things in store from Chartwells.
 
Eat, Learn, Live is the motto of the Los Alamos Public Schools’ food service partner known as Chartwells and overseen by Director of Food Services and Chef Mia Holsapple. Holsapple is ready for a new year with fresh ideas and a friendly staff to meet the needs for her school family.
 
Holsapple is a 2005 graduate of Le Cordon Blue in Atlanta, Ga.

FREE ‘Savvy Caregiver’ For Alzheimer’s Program

on July 20, 2017 - 8:23am
Alzheimer’s Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, seven-week education course in Los Alamos offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
The “Savvy Caregiver Program,” course is each Saturday from Aug. 19 through Oct. 7 (except on Labor Day weekend) at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Each class is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The course is free and open to all.
 
This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, and for

Police Dispatch Phones Temporarily Out Of Service

on July 20, 2017 - 8:16am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch is reporting that its telephones are temporarily out of service.

Radios are not impacted.

Residents can call 505.412.0735 for Dispatch. Service should be restored in approximately one hour.

Secretary Zinke Announces Formation Of Made In America Recreation Advisory Committee

on July 20, 2017 - 8:12am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, center, announces Tuesday his intent to create a new advisory committee focused on expanding public-private partnerships on America's public lands. Courtesy photo
 
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  At an event Tuesday with members of Indiana's Congressional delegation, and representatives from America's outdoor recreation industry, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced his intent to create a new advisory committee that will focus on expanding public-private partnerships on America's public lands.
 
The Secretary

Heinrich: Russia Treating West Like It’s The Wild, Wild West With No Norms, No Laws, No Consequences...

on July 20, 2017 - 8:09am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned four-star General Paul Selva during a Tuesday Senate Armed Service Committee hearing for his reappointment to U.S. Air Force General and Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
 
Sen. Heinrich asked General Selva about Russia’s hostile actions toward the United States and its allies in Europe. “I think the pattern of behavior from Russia is painfully obvious. They will do what it takes to achieve their objectives with very little limitations.

Lujan Grisham Urges Colleagues To Shift Priorities To Job Creation, Working Families, Child Nutrition

on July 20, 2017 - 7:52am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a member of the House Budget Committee, helped to kick off today’s hearing on the Republican budget plan. She delivered the following remarks:
 
“What you've heard from all of my colleagues is while our job is to figure out a balanced approach to a federal budget that is meaningful and makes the most sense for all Americans, what we have again is a budget that is imbalanced and, frankly, inappropriate.

ORNL: Titan Simulations Show Importance Of Close 2-Way Coupling Between Human And Earth Systems

on July 20, 2017 - 7:48am
OLCF’s Titan advances delivery of accelerated, high-resolution earth system model with human dimensions. Courtesy photo
 
ORNL News:
 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory announces that its Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has developed a new integrated computational climate model to reduce uncertainties in future climate predictions marks the first successful attempt to bridge Earth systems with energy and economic models and large-scale human impact data.
 
The integrated Earth System Model, or iESM, is being used to explore interactions between the physical climate system,

Public Hearings On Proposed Water And Sewage Rate Increases Moved To Aug. 8 In Council Chambers

on July 20, 2017 - 7:27am

COUNTY News:

The public hearings for water and sewage rate increases scheduled for July 25 have been moved to 6 p.m., Aug. 8 in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Public comments will be accepted through Open Forum until 11:59 p.m., Aug. 6: click here.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith's Pharmacy

on July 20, 2017 - 7:19am

On the job in Los Alamos at Smith's Marketplace Pharmacy are Jean Marr, left, and Teresita Roybal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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