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Court Briefs

on March 23, 2017 - 3:12pm

COURT News:

Chihyeujim Kao Pleads Guitly To Assault And Battery
Chihyuejim Kao, 61, pleaded guilty to assault and battery against a family member during his arraignment in Los Alamos Magistrate Monday. Kao was arrested March 12 following a domestic disturbance at his home where according to court documents he hit the victim on the head with his palms at which point she locked herself in a room to get away. The victim told officers she hurt her ankle when she jumped to safety from a window because Kao was breaking down the door.

Athlete Of The Week: Liam Johnson

on March 23, 2017 - 2:42pm

Athlete of the Week:

Senior Liam Johnson

What do you hope to get out of playing track in high school?  

Having fun with my friends and being a part of a team.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Humanities  ​

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

University of Northern Colorado and Sports and Exercise Science

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?

Liam is a very dedicated pole vaulter. He is currently fourth on the all time top 10 lists for LAHS athletes on the pole vault.

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Pajarito Brewpub Has New Chef!

on March 23, 2017 - 2:41pm
Chef Tom Kerpon joined the Pajarito Brewpub team Monday. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Patrick Mockler Wood chats with customers from behind the Pajarito Brewpub bar. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Chef Tom Kerpon has joined the team at Pajarito Brewpub bringing with him many years of cooking experience at Santa Fe’s Hilton Hotel downtown, Rooftop Pizzeria, Tanti Luce, Rio Chama, the Anasazi and Izanami.

Brewpub owners Cathy Mockler, her son Patrick Mockler-Wood and his wife Emily said they are delighted to bring Kerpon aboard

PEOPLE: Human-Machine Interface – Who or What Controls What or Whom?

on March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

• World Futures:  What Do We Need?

The human-machine interface controls communication between the human and the machine.  Historically, it was intended to allow the human to have full control over the machine within the physical aspects of the machine’s capabilities.  As a simple example, consider the control switch on an electric range or cook-top.  

There is a knob labeled High-Medium High-Medium-Medium Low-Low-Warm-Off, or maybe the numbers 10 through 0.  

The human selects a setting that turns on (or off) a burner or heat element on

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Shack’

on March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm
Movie poster for 'The Shack'. Courtesy photo

 

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Shack” is the long-awaited film version of the 2007 novel of the same name, written by Canadian author William P. Young. If you have read the book, you will know to bring plenty of tissues to the film. This is a story of bad things happening to good people and of the Holy Trinity intervening to teach love and forgiveness. As a result, the IMDB website categorizes the film as “drama/fantasy.”

The Shack in question is where hard evidence was found that Mackenzie Philip’s youngest daughter was indeed

LAPS Kindergarten Round-Up

on March 23, 2017 - 2:39pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Kindergarten Round-Up will be on Wednesday, April 5, at all Los Alamos Elementary Schools.
 
Children who turn five by September 1, 2017, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Kindergarten Round Up is an important step in the pre-registration process, and gives parents and children an idea of what to expect for kindergarten.
 
Parents and students will get to meet kindergarten teachers, principals, school nurse, school counselor, and other key school personnel.

LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera Wins Rumble In Rio Fight To Knock Out Poverty For Kids

on March 23, 2017 - 11:32am

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera wins his charity fight by Technical Knock Out during his main event match against Santa Fe Firefighter Manny Gallegos Saturday night at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jordan Herrera, 8, wishes his father, Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, good luck in the ring just before his charity fight Saturday night in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera's team to 'Knock Out Poverty' shows their support just before his charity

Letter To The Editor: To That Concerned Citizen...

on March 23, 2017 - 10:40am

By JAMES ROBINSON, Chair
Republican Party of Los Alamos

Thank you, That Concerned Citizen, for your passionate response to the many letters written. Believe it or not, I agree with you, and I take up your challenge.

Although I share the political affiliation with the current party in power, does not mean I completely agree with all of their actions. Especially those that threaten our freedoms or future.

Many in my own Party have heard me call out the hypocritical notion that a party can call for less government, but mandate that the government decide who can marry.

New Mexico Bank & Trust Hosts Community Appreciation Open House In Los Alamos March 29

on March 23, 2017 - 9:54am

The community is invited to an open house Wednesday at New Mexico Bank & Trust at 15th and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

NMB&T News:

New Mexico Bank & Trust invites the community to join them 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, for an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled Los Alamos Banking Center lobby at 1475 Central Ave.

Guests will be treated to refreshments and have the opportunity to visit with the friendly New Mexico Bank & Trust staff.

“We are excited to welcome the community into our newly remodeled lobby,” said Vice President, Banking Center

Hargraves: Highlights Of Work Session 5:30 p.m. Today

on March 23, 2017 - 9:28am
By BILL HARGRAVES
LAPS School Board Member

Schools are important to the entire community. School Board decisions directly affect outcomes and success of our schools. For good reasons, it is difficult and time consuming to stay informed about School Board activities. These columns, planned prior to each Board Meeting and Work Session, highlight Board agenda items that might interest students, parents teachers and the community at large.

A Work Session is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. today at Pinon Elementary School. Agenda item 10 is a budget presentation and discussion.

Los Alamos Students Shine At 'MathCounts' Competition

on March 23, 2017 - 8:41am

Four students from Mountain Elementary School took fourth place out of 25 teams at the New Mexico State MathCounts Competition Feb. 18 at UNM-Albuquerque. From left, Alex Livescu, Pasha Trudolyubov, Isaac Gao, Sonya Ebey, Coach Jane Lataille and Coach Phuong Nguyen. Also pictured is Dr. Walter Gerstle, PE, president of the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, whose firm organizes the state competition. A team from Los Alamos Middle School took second place. Courtesy photo

FBI: Navajo Man Sentenced To Decade In Prison

on March 23, 2017 - 8:17am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Norman Yazzie, 56, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock was sentenced March 21 in federal court in Albuquerque to 10 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
 
Yazzie was arrested in May 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with assault and firearms offenses on April 29, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County.

Scenes From Friday's Leadership Los Alamos Economic Development Session

on March 23, 2017 - 8:12am

Participants in the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos class learn about local economic development during an all-day session Friday. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA participants learn about local economic development. Photo by Martha Katko

COMMUNITY News:

Participants in the 2016-17 class of Leadership Los Alamos participated in an economic development session Friday.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the area.

Each class

Roger This: A White House Uncomfortable With Truth

on March 23, 2017 - 7:58am
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
So it’s fake news vs. alternative facts, is it?
 
Well, alternative facts are a contradiction in terms. Something is either a fact or not. Nothing is in between. There are no alternative facts.
 
We’re talking about Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President of the United States, trying to help her boss wriggle around his still-unfounded tweet that Barack Obama tapped his phone in Trump Tower. The President’s charge of fake news as a blanket statement can’t possibly apply to every case and is at the very least carelessly imprecise.

Los Alamos Middle School Pianist Julia Chen Selected For Artist Master Class With Artist Yi-Heng Yang

on March 23, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos pianist Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Julia Chen, a 12-year-old pianist from Los Alamos—having appeared in last week’s news as the Mountain Club 2017 State Swim Champion—trades in her swim cap this weekend for the keyboard of a 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand.
 
Chen, who although having studied piano only four years, has shown a “great dedication to the piano along with a developing command of advanced repertoire,” according to her teacher, Dr. Madeline Williamson of Los Alamos Piano Studio.
 
Chen’s teacher nominated her for the honor of being one of four

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Represents Judiciary During Legislative Session

on March 23, 2017 - 7:24am
Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados seemed relieved that the legislative session was over as she headed to court Monday morning. She has been spending two to three days a week at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe representing the judiciary and in particular the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association.

Casados has served on the bench since 2003 and was elected president of the association last September.

“I make sure the Magistrate Court Docket is cleared,” she said.

Daily Postcard: Tsankawi Trail

on March 23, 2017 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: A recent hike along the Tsankawi Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Los Alamos County 2017 Voter Purge Completed

on March 22, 2017 - 3:28pm

COUNTY News:
  • Board of Registration reviews list of inactive voters for removal

The Los Alamos County Board of Registration (the board) met Tuesday, March 7, 2017, to review the list of inactive voters (748) to ascertain whether they meet the criteria to be purged from the voter rolls.

The list of voters was compiled through efforts of the New Mexico Secretary of State (NM SOS) and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, (NVRA). The board, consisting of George Chandler, Jess Cullinan and James N. Robinson, were appointed Feb. 14 by the Los Alamos County Council.

In order to be

Raffle Benefits Hope Pregnancy Center’s Mobile Ultrasound Services

on March 22, 2017 - 3:21pm

Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Fla. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The winning ticket in a Hope Pregnancy Center raffle will get the lucky ticket holder a seven-night stay at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Fla., according to Interim Executive Director Deborah Goodwin.

Tickets are $10 each and only 400 are being sold for the April 19 raffle.

“The best part is that check-in is March 24, 2018, which is during the Los Alamos Schools spring break,” Goodwin said.

The condo raffle only includes living accommodations in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that sleeps eight people, so the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 15-21, 2017

on March 22, 2017 - 2:41pm

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.

KATHY GIBBONS
March 20 / Police arrested Kathy Gibbons, 55, of Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
NICHOLE MARSH
March 20 / Police arrested Nichole Marsh, 36, of Los Alamos and charged her with trafficking controlled substances, two charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance.
 
 
 
 
 
AMANDA

A Mountaineer’s Story: Backpacking The Light Way March 28

on March 22, 2017 - 2:39pm
Rick Light's book Backpacking the Light Way can help you enjoy the outdoors in safety, style, and comfort. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
On Tuesday, March 28, Author and adventurer Rick Light will reveal how to shed pack weight without sacrificing comfort.
 
This free talk is part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. and includes information about upcoming outings. The presentation will start by 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Rick Light will open your eyes to the freedom of hiking light.

FBI: Kirby Cleveland Charged With Murder Of Navajo Nation Tribal Police Officer

on March 22, 2017 - 2:38pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Kirby Cleveland made his initial appearance in federal court this morning on a criminal complaint charging him with murder, announced Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney, Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety.
 
Cleveland remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing, both of which are scheduled for March 22, 2017.
 
The criminal complaint, which was filed on March 14, 2017, charges Cleveland, 32, an enrolled member of the

Los Alamos County’s New Website Launches Today

on March 22, 2017 - 10:42am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County announced today that it has launched a new website, hosted by a third-party “cloud based” provider Civic Live. It is the first time in eight years that the County has substantially re-designed its website. The web address remains the same: www.losalamosnm.us; however, residents with bookmarked pages will need to visit the new site and set new bookmarks as a result of the change.

The launch of the new site is the culmination of planning and research that began in 2016. After a competitive procurement process, a County project team selected Civic Live and worked

Heinrich: On Largest Wind Farm In New Mexico

on March 22, 2017 - 10:06am

A New Mexico wind farm. Courtesy photo

From the Desk of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • Xcel Energy’s major new wind project in eastern New Mexico made possible by production tax credits secured by Senator Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the announcement from Xcel Energy that it will be building a wind farm in Roosevelt County, highlighting the impact it will have to the local economy.

“The Sagamore Wind Project will be the largest wind farm in the state, resulting in hundreds of clean

Los Alamos County Issues RFP For Two Land Parcels

on March 22, 2017 - 10:05am

COUNTY News:

Over the weekend, Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division published a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for two land parcels located behind Los Alamos Medical Center, at the end of 35th Street, just south of Trinity Drive. Most residents better know these sites as the location of the former Los Alamos Site Office.

As stated in the RFP, the County “endeavors to develop an entirely new neighborhood that is environmentally and financially sustainable in a safe and beautiful high desert setting.” Parcels A-13-2 and A-12 are approximately 11.8 acres, and the

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