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Coro De Cámara Welcomes Princeton Girlchoir

on June 26, 2017 - 7:37am
Princeton Girlchoir performs with Coro de Camara Tuesday, July 11 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/Princeton Girlchoir
 
CORO DE CAMARA News:
 
Coro de Cámara welcomes the acclaimed Princeton Girlchoir’s advanced touring ensemble Tuesday, July 11, to Los Alamos on its first concert stop of a summer Southwest tour. This is a unique opportunity for the Los Alamos community to hear two premier choruses in concert together. 
 
The choruses will participate in an afternoon workshop together and then present a 7 p.m.

Letter To The Editor: Sewer Rate Increase Warranted

on June 26, 2017 - 7:25am
By BRADY BURKE
Los Alamos

I went to the BPU meeting. There were about 15 people there and I was the only one that stood up to speak out against the increase on the sewer rate increase. I would have spoken out against the potable water increase, but they had a 45 page powerpoint presentation on power sources by some outside consultant where I could not understand her accent. That presentation was going to take hours and the Potable water issue was somewhere after that. My condolences to the BPU for having to stay.

My first comment to the folks that don't go to these meetings is that you

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Unexplained 'Bright Nights'

on June 26, 2017 - 7:12am
The different layers of Earth’s airglow can be seen from the International Space Station as it orbits Earth. The very thin green layer above the bottom of the window occurs 95 kilometers (59 miles) above Earth’s surface; the red region above is a different type of airglow. The rectangle represents the portion of the airglow measured in a single WINDII image. Courtesy/American Geophysical Union
 
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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Wardlow Herrera Wins Charity Boxing Bout By TKO

on June 25, 2017 - 5:45pm

Ceiling lights form a halo over Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera as he makes Los Alamos proud Saturday night fighting in Rumble 911, a charity event to raise money for Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte. He won his heavyweight bout against Freddy Martinez of the Santa Fe Fire Department in three rounds by Technical Knockout. Photo by JoAnna O'Neill

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera and his son Jordan, center, greet supporters prior to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte 911 Rumble Saturday evening at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.

Mountain Teacher Michele Altherr Participates In Panel Discussion On Charter And Traditional School Divide

on June 25, 2017 - 5:06pm

Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr, center, participates in a panel discussion on the Charter and Traditional School Divide at the 2nd Annual Public School Leadership Conference put on by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The event was June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Large Hail Stones Shower Down On Los Alamos

on June 25, 2017 - 4:48pm

Large hail stones shower down this afternoon thoughout Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Attorney General: Conviction Upheld On Pediatrician Convicted For Possession Of Child Pornography

on June 25, 2017 - 4:18pm

Juan Torres Santos

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE– Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that pediatrician Juan Torres Santos, who was found guilty of one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children in October 2015, lost his appeal to the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Torres Santos was previously a licensed pediatrician in Pennsylvania and in Texas, and was working on his application for a medical license in New Mexico at the time of his arrest.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Leora’s Side Door Salon

on June 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Owner and Stylist Leora McMullan, RC, in her Side Door Salon at 707 Meadow Lane in White Rock. New clients are welcome, call 505.350.3660 or 505.672.9192. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Obituary: Bruce Noel Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

on June 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

BRUCE NOEL Sept. 13, 1934 – June 18, 2017

Bruce Noel departed this world from his home in Espanola, New Mexico on June 18, 2017.

Bruce was born in York, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1934. He began his working career as a bartender and truck driver there. Given the opportunity to start college at the age of 22, he completed his undergraduate studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, received his M.S. at Case in Cleveland, and his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from UNM in Albuquerque while also working at Sandia Laboratories.

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10U Los Alamos All Star Team Loses championship 10-9

on June 25, 2017 - 4:10pm
The 10U Los Alamos All Star Team lost the championship game 10-9 to Santa Fe National. Team members include Z Gartz #12, Silas Crochet #11, Colton Hollander #8, Colby Capon #9, Adrian Oshel #10, Eddie Gartz #17, Ty Gartz #18, Kogi Park #16, Terran Robertson #5, Xzander Pacheco #4, Boaz Martinez #1 and Hayden Watkins #3, Brodi Miller #2. Coaches include Isaac Martinez, Marcus Miller and John Harrison. Courtesy photo
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NWS: Numerous Severe Storms Through Tonight

on June 25, 2017 - 3:50pm
Storm clouds form this afternoon over downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Hail pummels downtown Los Alamos this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

National Weather Service News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reports scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms throughout most of central and eastern New Mexico and the entire !-25 corridor from Socorro to Albuquerque to Raton as well as the I-40 corridor in eastern New Mexico.

 

Timing – Continental Divide to Rio Grande Valley (RGV): Early afternoon through early evening with the most

Pearce Leads Hearing To Combat Trafficking Cultural Artifacts That Fund Terrorist Organizations, Activities

on June 25, 2017 - 9:20am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, chairman of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, led a hearing to examine the best ways to combat the trafficking of cultural artifacts that fund terrorist organizations and activities:

“During times of conflict we see an increased interest in the theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking of priceless religious and cultural sites for artifacts and other antiquities.

Man Who Robbed Mother And Children At Gunpoint In Albuquerque Smith’s Parking Lot Gets 20 Year Sentence

on June 25, 2017 - 9:06am

Lloyd Aguilar

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas and Second Judicial District Attorney Rául Torrez announced Friday that Lloyd Aguilar was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised probation for robbing a mother and her three children at gunpoint in a Smith’s parking lot on the Westside of Albuquerque.

Aguilar was convicted by a Bernalillo County jury March 17, 2017 after a weeklong trial. The case was jointly prosecuted by the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General and Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

“I am

Notice Of Possible Quorum: Los Alamos School Board

on June 25, 2017 - 8:32am

LAPS News:

Notice of Possible Quorum: Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Barranca Design Public Meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 27 in the Barranca Elementary School Gymnasium at 57 Loma del Escolar.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.

Scenes From Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club Event

on June 25, 2017 - 7:29am

Justin Webster of the Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club makes contact with an amateur radio operator in Arkansas during the National Amateur Radio Field Day contest Saturday at North Mesa Picnic Grounds. The event continues through noon Sunday and the community is invited to observe and make contact with ham operators throughout North America. The contest involves making contact with as many amateur radio stations as possible and using generator, solar and battery-powered equipment to make radio contacts during the 24-hour emergency preparedness exercise. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

‘Sometimes We Tell The Truth’ Author Bethany Rose Click Awarded June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship

on June 25, 2017 - 6:59am
Bethany Rose Click, awarded June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Jessica Booton Photography www.jessicabootonphotography.com/
 
LAPS News:
 
The Friends of the Los Alamos County Libraries, in partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, last month awarded the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship to Bethany Rose Click for her review of the book Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
 
The scholarship was created to honor those who love books.

SFCC Partners With Northern New Mexico College In Three Baccalaureate Programs

on June 25, 2017 - 6:48am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that it is partnering with Northern New Mexico College at the Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, to offer three new opportunities this fall for people in Santa Fe to earn bachelor degrees. 
 
"NNMC faculty and staff are very excited to partner with SFCC in this project,” NNMC Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Ivan Lopez Hurtado, Ph.D. said.

Toya Demonstration At Fox Pueblo Pottery

on June 25, 2017 - 6:46am
Dominique Toya holding her polished and matte black 'Fabrege' egg. Courtesy photo
 
FPP News:
 
SANTA FE ― Maxine and Dominique Toya, mother and daughter, and fourth and fifth generation potters from Jemez Pueblo, will demonstrate their work 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Lyn A. Fox Fine Pueblo Pottery.
 
Dominique Toya will demonstrate clay techniques, and her mother Maxine will paint clay figurines. This demonstration comes a month before an exhibition of their work opens Aug. 12 at Fox Pueblo Pottery.

AGU: Extraordinary Storms Cause Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss In 2016

on June 25, 2017 - 6:39am
By LAUREN LIPUMA
American Geophysical Union
 
A series of unprecedented storms over the Southern Ocean likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen to date, a new study finds.
 
Antarctic sea ice – frozen ocean water that rings the southernmost continent – has grown over the past few decades but declined sharply in late 2016. By March of 2017 – the end of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer – Antarctic sea ice had reached its lowest area since records began in 1978.
 
In a new study, scientists puzzled by the sudden ice loss matched satellite images of Antarctica with

Udall Statement On One-Year Anniversary Of Landmark Chemical Safety Reform

on June 25, 2017 - 6:36am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement Thursday on the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing into law Udall’s landmark bipartisan legislation, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to overhaul the nation’s broken chemical safety program:
 
“A year ago, Republicans and Democrats came together with President Obama to sign into law the most sweeping environmental legislation in over 20 years, the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Heinrich Introduces Bill To Safeguard Tribal Items

on June 25, 2017 - 6:32am
To announce the reintroduction of the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich hosts a meeting with students from the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute’s Summer Policy Academy (SPA) in his office in Washington, D.C. From left, Patrice Chavez, Santa Fe; Christie Abeyta, Santa Clara/Santo Domingo Pueblo; Gabriel Fuentes, Hopi; Rebecca Rae, Jicarilla Apache; Casey Douma, Laguna Pueblo/Hopi; Regis Pecos, Cochiti Pueblo; Alise Etsate, Zuni Pueblo; Carly Jo Chavarria, Santa Clara/Paiute Shoshone; U.S. Sen.

Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee Includes Ethics Commission On 2017 Work Plan

on June 25, 2017 - 6:31am
New Mexico Ethics Watch News:
 
New Mexico Ethics Watch has announced that the Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee has included the statewide Ethics Commission on the committee’s work plan for the 2017 interim.
 
“The ethics commission is one of the most important pieces of legislation that will be before the legislature in the coming years,” said New Mexico Ethics Watch Executive Director Douglas Carver. “We are pleased that this interim committee will start the discussion of the elements of the commission during this interim legislative period.

Fr. Glenn: Where Your Treasure Lay

on June 25, 2017 - 6:30am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Another weekend. Where are those classifieds? 

One thing I like to do on weekends is to haunt the garage/yard/estate sales. I usually don’t do much more than take up space, because I’m too cheap to buy much (I think my highest purchase to date is $20). Seems like there’s always some little thing that we need here at the church or at the rectory that I can get for 10 percent of full price (or less) at those sales.

And yet … one of the things that always strikes me—especially at larger estate sales—is the ephemeral

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on June 25, 2017 - 6:29am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meetin is open to the public.

Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. PUBLIC COMMENT

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS A. 9581-17 Presentation by Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus on Proposed CIP Projects Presenters: Harry Burgess, County Manager A - CIP Information from Los Alamos Public Schools

6. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON CONSENT AGENDA

7. CONSENT AGENDA

June 27,

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Los Alamos To Host Free Caregiver Presentation July 17

on June 25, 2017 - 6:25am
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 17. It will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center on 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis (505).473.1297 or at dldavis@alz.org. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los

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