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Ojitos Fire On SFNF Provides Opportunity To Use Fire For Resource Benefit

on August 17, 2017 - 7:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to monitor the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District with a focus on using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits.
 
The 330-acre Ojitos Fire is on the boundary of the Chama River Canyon Wilderness where fire managers are using natural barriers like roads, rocky mesas and drainages to limit the fire’s spread. The fire’s growth has been limited by monsoonal moisture and topography, which includes drainages, cliffs and patches of bare soil. 
 
Over the

Los Alamos Municipal Court Briefs

on August 17, 2017 - 6:56am

COURT News:

 

Christian Chavez appeared before Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Aug. 3 on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and open container. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to a $100 fine for the paraphernalia charge, $75 for the marijuana charge and $100 for the open container charge plus court fees for all three charges.

Jerome Montoya was pleaded guilty to driving with no license and was fined $100 plus $65 in fees. He pleaded not guilty to a second charge of prohibited acts while driving.

Javier Duarte-Medrano pleaded guilty to battery.

Hilltopper Golf Ready 'Fore' Season

on August 17, 2017 - 6:55am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Coach: Anders Ainsworth
 
Fall Schedule:
  • 9/18 Los Alamos HS Invite – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/2 Grants Invite – Coyote del Malpais Golf Course
  • 10/10 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Ladera Golf Course
  • 10/16 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Arroyo del Oso Golf Course
  • 10/23 Los Alamos Fall Golf Finale – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/30 Bosque School Invite – Albuquerque Country Club
  • 2016 Results: 2 nd place in the 5A New Mexico Championships
 
Players To Watch: Junior Sean Rau; Junior Brandan Duran; Freshman Henry Poston;
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Council Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increases

on August 17, 2017 - 6:52am
DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses rate increases for water and sewer during the Aug. 8 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

Starting Aug. 30, Los Alamos County residents will start seeing a change on their utility bills for water and sewer rates.

 

During the regular County Council meeting Aug. 8, council unanimously approved to raised each rate 8 percent.

County Personnel Board Meets Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 6:51am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda

I.  CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda; please limit your comments to 4 minutes.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from July 25, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.9802-17 Presenters: Leslie Geyer
VI.

Public Meeting To Discuss KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility's Risk Assessment Sept. 28

on August 17, 2017 - 6:46am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE — The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will host an informational meeting to discuss the Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) Bulk Fuels Facility leak Risk Assessment report at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 2017 at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque.  
 
The Risk Assessment report evaluates potential fuel leak-related threats to all human exposure pathways, including drinking water supply. The report is now available for community and stakeholder review at www.kirtlandjetfuelremediation.com. The Air Force provided the report to NMED last
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LAPD Investigates Vandalism At Overlook Park

on August 17, 2017 - 6:38am

LAPD News:

 

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating vandalism at Overlook Park in White Rock, which occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.

LAPD Cpl. Sheldon Simpson discovered the vandalism while on patrol and there also were reports from members of the public. Simpson first noticed damage to the lids of trash cans and then found that two picnic tables were missing, which he later discovered had been thrown over the cliff into the canyon.

​Cmdr. Preston Ballew said Wednesday that anyone with information on this incident should call LAPD Dispatch at 505.662.8222.

Daily Postcard: Flowers In Bloom In Los Alamos

on August 17, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Flowers in bloom around Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Medical Imaging Research Leader Ken Hanson Of Los Alamos Receives SPIE Directors’ Award

on August 16, 2017 - 5:37pm

Medical imaging research scientist Dr. Ken Hanson from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected for a top award by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Dr. Hanson received the 2017 SPIE Directors’ Award last week during SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego, Calif. Photo by Vitaliy Gyrya

SPIE News:

BELLINGHAM, Wash., and SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Ken Hanson, a medical imaging research scientist at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), has been selected as this year’s recipient of a top award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Dr.

Redondo And Stauber Visit Popular Los Alamos History Museum Exhibit Creator Isao Hashimoto

on August 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo, left, and Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber with Japanese digital artist Isao Hashimoto during their recent visit to Japan on behalf of the Los Alamos/Japan Project. Hashimoto’s time lapse animation of the world’s nuclear explosions is a popular yet sobering Cold War exhibit in the Hans Bethe House in Los Alamos. Flashing lights on a world map indicate the locations of explosions that have occurred while differing sounds reveal the countries that conducted the tests.

LAPSA Presents Local Student With New Mini-Bike

on August 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

LAPSA Vice President/Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, and LAPSA President Jeff Dare present fundraising project winner Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike Tuesday outside the Los Alamos Police Department. Courtesy photo

LAPSA News:

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Vice President and Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and LAPSA President Jeff Dare of LANL Emergency Response presented Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike. Chalkley is the winner of the LAPSA fundraising project and purchased his winning ticket following the Rodeo Parade Saturday.

Quorum Notice: Los Alamos School Board Members May Attend Barranca Design Parent Meeting Thursday

on August 16, 2017 - 4:26pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Barranca Design Parent Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School Library at 57 Loma del Escolar.

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

The meeting is open to the public.

Robotics Night Returns To Bradbury Science Museum!

on August 16, 2017 - 4:11pm

BSMA News:

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association  (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico Los Alamos.

Ann Ollila, who works on the Mars Rover, also will be on hand to show a

Stimmel Sentenced On Roof Citations

on August 16, 2017 - 3:49pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

 

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk gave Jay Stimmel of White Rock until Oct. 31 to finish replacing a roof on his Kayenta Drive property. During a pro se trial Monday in Los Alamos, Judge Kirk fined Stimmel $500 in each of four separate citations for having a roof in disrepair but suspended $300, $300, $250 and $500 in those cases until Oct. 31. 

The cases all relate to Stimmel having begun to replace his roof in 2015 when he obtained the first of three permits from Los Alamos County.

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Bandelier Honors Youth Work Crews

on August 16, 2017 - 3:47pm

Members of the 2017 Bandelier Conservation Corps, Bandelier Preservation Corps, and the Abiquiu-Ghost Ranch Crew. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

A graduation ceremony at Bandelier National Monument recently honored three youth crews organized through the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps for their 10 weeks of summer work. 

The Bandelier Conservation Corps worked on trails in the park, the Bandelier Preservation Corps stabilized ancient stone walls in the archeological sites in Frijoles Canyon, and the Abiquiu-Ghost Ranch Crew did trail building and improvement near Abiquiu Lake and at Ghost Ranch.

District Court Service For Los Alamos Disrupted

on August 16, 2017 - 3:16pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

 

First Judicial District Court Administrator Stephen T. Pacheco confirmed Wednesday that the Court is not sending a clerk to the Los Alamos Justice Center Wednesdays as it has in the past to provide services for local residents.

“The judiciary as a whole has been underserved for the past several years,” Pacheco said. “Our District Court is currently down by seven clerks. On occasion, we have had only one or two people come by on our day in Los Alamos, so for the time being we will not have a clerk there on Wednesdays.”

Magistrate Court

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A Mountaineer’s Story: Big Wall Climbing

on August 16, 2017 - 2:50pm

Join adventurer Forest Altherr for a rockin’ presentation about his climbing experiences in Yosemite. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Community members and especially stone monkeys are invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22 to hear from adventurer Forest Altherr about his rock climbing experiences in Yosemite.

The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings.

Altherr has been exploring the cracks, crevaces and faces of Yosemite's largest granite slabs

Inspection Operation Puts 17 Commercial Vehicles ‘Out Of Service’ Near Waldo

on August 16, 2017 - 2:37pm
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police officers participated in a Weight and Inspection Operation, Aug. 1-3, near Waldo off I-25.
 
During a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors with the New Mexico State Police conducted inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers, with an emphasis on infractions that would cause them to be placed Out of Service.

County: Tourism Strategic Plan Meeting Sept. 6

on August 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

​COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos County is hosting a public meeting regarding the Tourism Strategic Plan. The meeting is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center on the upper level of Building 2. 

The presentation will begin at 6:10 p.m. with the community's input provided via keypad polling devices, which will offer instant results. An online survey will be provided following the meeting for those who are unable to attend. 

The community's insight is being sought to deepen the understanding of community values regarding tourism. The meeting will: 

  • ​Educate the public about

Science On Tap: What’s Shocking About Lightning

on August 16, 2017 - 2:18pm

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Attend Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square to learn the shocking truth about lightning.

Lightning strikes the earth more than one billion times each year, causing thousands of fatalities worldwide, and costs nearly a $1 billion in damages in the U.S. alone.

When strong updrafts cause layers of positive and negative charge to develop in the atmosphere, lightning discharges occur to restore the balance of the Earth’s electrical state.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 10 To Aug. 14, 2017

on August 16, 2017 - 1:11pm

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 against them.

JOHNNY LOWANCE

Aug. 10 at 2:14 a.m. / Johnny Lowance, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested in Rio Arriba County on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and an out of state warrant.

 

DANIEL G. ARCHULETA

Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. / Daniel G. Archuleta, 35, of Espanola was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

JACOB ROMERO

Aug. 11 at 12:33 p.m.

Library Of Congress To Host Appointment Ceremony Of 2017 National Student Poets

on August 16, 2017 - 9:02am
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS News:
 
The Library of Congress will host the appointment ceremony of the sixth class of the National Student Poets Program, honoring five outstanding youth poets from across the United States for their original work Thursday, Aug. 31.
 
The National Student Poets, who represent five different regions of the country, will read original works as part of the ceremony, which will be led by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Kathryn K. Matthew.
 
Special guest speakers will include 2016 National Student Poet Joey

David Kratzer Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 16, 2017 - 7:49am

David Kratzer is the best predictor the weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

David Kratzer is the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon recording 4 seconds off his predicted time.

Other accurate predictors include:
  • Kris Tuggle with a 25 second difference;
  • Heather Hughes at 30 seconds off;
  • Tamara Jurado with a 46 second differential; and
  • Tad Hughes at 79 seconds off.
 
Leyton Stuhan, 11, was the first finisher in the 1 mile run at 10:49 and Mariela Saenz was the best female with a time of 11:49.
 
On the 3 mile course,

Letter To The Editor: Ethics Complaint Dismissal

on August 16, 2017 - 7:47am
By LISA BRENNER
Los Alamos

Thank you, Carol, for printing the letter from the SOS on the ethics complaint that I had filed against the LA Future PAC.

As explanation, I filed the ethics complaint against the LA Future PAC for their yard signs as I was familiar with the campaign laws and it is a typical political tactic to go after technicalities such as these. Based on the evidence I supplied to the SOS, there was a clear violation in the LA Future PAC signage. However, and most interesting, is that the NM law is unconstitutional! 

The most interesting part (and you should read the whole thing 

‘Designing The Future’ 2017-2018 Public Lecture Series

on August 16, 2017 - 7:22am
SAR News:
 
SANTA FE  The School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces its Public Lecture Series, titled Designing the Future.
 
The events, free for SAR members and $10 for nonmembers unless otherwise noted, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theatre on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.
 
The Public Lecture Series kicks off SAR’s exciting initiative, the Creative Thought Forum.

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