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Governor Susana Martinez, Raytheon Cut Ribbon On New Albuquerque Manufacturing Facility

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez joined Raytheon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the company's new Albuquerque manufacturing facility.
 
The expanded operations will continue to support key missions for the U.S. military and coalition partners.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "We will continue to make our state the best place to live, work and raise a family so that we can continue to create opportunities for New Mexicans."
 
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Los Alamos Researchers And Supercomputers Help Interpret Latest LIGO Findings

on October 18, 2017 - 6:56am
LANL News:
 
Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends Aug. 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.
 
The event appeared to be a merger of two neutron stars—a specialty for the Los Alamos National Laboratory team of astrophysicists that Fryer leads. As the distant cosmic cataclysm unfolded, fresh observational data was pouring in from the observation—only the fifth published since the observatory began operating almost two years ago. ​
 
“As soon as I heard the news, I knew

It's Easy To Be Green! County Green Team Promotes Environmental Sustainability

on October 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Chamisa Elementary School fifth graders Kylie Lavarez and Ella Miranda discuss the Chamisa Eco-Green Evolution program with the public along with fourth grade teacher Megan Lee, right, Tuesday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. They participated in the County Green Team's informational event, which brought together local organizations and County departments to educate the public on how to be environmentally sustainable. Lee explained Chamisa Elementary won the County's Business Recycler of the Year award; in part because of its lunchtime recycling program.

NNSA Completes FPU Of W80-1 Alt 369

on October 18, 2017 - 6:08am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has completed the First Production Unit (FPU) of the W80-1 Alteration (Alt) 369.
 
This accomplishment is an important step toward maintaining nuclear capabilities that will help deter attacks on the United States and its allies.
 
“The dedicated team at Pantex went above and beyond to complete this milestone before fiscal year 2017 came to a close,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton, NNSA’s principal assistant deputy administrator for military application.

Daily Postcard: Fall Foliage In Los Alamos

on October 18, 2017 - 5:50am

Daily Postcard: Fall foliage fills the trees around Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Memorial For Former LAFD Capt. John H. Snyder

on October 17, 2017 - 10:42pm
Former Los Alamos Fire Department Capt. John H. Snyder. Courtesy photo

LAFD News:

 
The Los Alamos Fire Department is sad to announce the passing of former Capt. John H. Snyder. John died Saturday, Oct. 14 after battling cancer for several months. A memorial service is being held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School Griffin Gym.
 
During his career, John was a Paramedic-Captain and Support Officer.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Volunteering at LAMC

on October 17, 2017 - 10:27pm

On the job at Los Alamos Medical Center is Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Shop volunteer Joann Upham who today was spotted delivering a bit of joy to a patient. The LAMC Gift Shop carries flowers, cards and a variety of gift items. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Resident Greg White Files Suit In New Mexico Supreme Court Against County Council

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm
Los Alamos resident Greg White at a council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos resident Greg White has filed a verified petition for a writ of prohibition against the Los Alamos County Council and the Incorporated County of Los Alamos with the New Mexico Supreme Court requesting that the Court exercise jurisdiction. The petition, filed Oct.17, lists Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero as an interested party.

White recently announced that he will be a candidate for sheriff in 2018.

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Workers Repair Tree Lights At Ashley Pond

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm

Workers are repairing the strands of lights in the trees today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS: Financial Aid/FAFSA Night Oct. 17

on October 17, 2017 - 5:41pm
 
LAHS News:
 
Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Speech Theater.
 
All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.
 
The guidance counselor team of Cindy Black, Cristin Haake and Cassandra Olivas-Chaves, and Jenny Duran, Financial Aid Officer at UNM-LA, will provide information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Scholarships, Grants, Work Study programs and loan programs.
 
“This is an important first step for seniors and parents in planning how to pay

Los Alamos County Hires Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres To Manage Airport

on October 17, 2017 - 5:07pm

New Airport Manager Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has hired a new manager for the airport. Los Alamos native Cameron “Cam” Humphres will begin his new job Nov. 6 with the County.

Humphres most recently worked as the airport manager for the City of Santa Fe. Prior to that he worked for eight years as executive director of South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport.

In addition to his experience in airport management, Humphres brings accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives, a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings,

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Councilors Host Booth At Farmer’s Market Thursday

on October 17, 2017 - 4:37pm

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Farmer’s Market on Central Avenue.

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by 9-11 a.m. with comments, concerns or questions.

Hilltoppers Drop Thrilling Match To Chargers

on October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Goalie Jaxon Martines allowed only one goal but it was the deciding goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Kye Jones deflects a Charger's scoring attempt in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
 
Samuel Cirigliano heads the ball back up the field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
 

By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

Something you don’t normally hear after a 1-0 loss is that it was one of the most exciting games of season.
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County Settles Tort Claim For $4,000

on October 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A suit filed against the Los Alamos County Council, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Ofc. David Bradshaw and Ofc. Joseph Ortega seeking damages for assault, battery and false imprisonment under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act has been dismissed and the County has agreed to pay Andrew Abeyta $4,000 in settlement.

Under the terms of the agreement, which was executed in September, Abeyta will pay all his own attorney’s costs and the County will not admit to any fault or wrongdoing.

The alleged incident occurred Dec.

Aquatic Center Hosts Pumpkin Splash Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm

COUNTY News:

This Saturday, Oct. 21, the public is invited to join in on the Annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This year’s  theme pays tribute to Dr. Seuss. To kick off the festivities, the bounce house will be set up outside the pool, and various carnival games with great prizes will entertain the kids. Pumpkins will float in the pool, allowing participants to swim around and find just the right one to take home with them. The pumpkin retrieval itself starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Aquatic Center,

Hilltoppers Fall to Albuquerque Academy

on October 17, 2017 - 3:36pm
Katie Hopkins skies the ball of a header in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Vianey Terrazas blocks a ball from a Charger player in the first half. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The match didn’t end the way the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ soccer team hoped it would in a 3-0 loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but facing such a high quality team this late in the season is a good measuring stick to see what needs to be improved before the playoffs.
 
“The great thing about high school soccer is
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Local Piano Quartet To Perform In Brown Bag Show

on October 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Los Alamos Piano Quartet will peform in the upcoming Brown Bag Show at noon Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its third Brown Bag Performance of the season at noon Nov. 1 in Fuller Lodge. The concert will feature the Los Alamos Piano Quartet, led by violinist Brian Newnam.

Members of the Los Alamos Piano Quartet are: Brian Newnam, violinist; Ari Le, violist; Cindy Little, pianist; and Shanalyn Kemme, cellist.  

The program will present exciting, inspirational,and celebrated classical music of composers Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

New Mexico Ranks 34th On Tax Competitiveness

on October 17, 2017 - 11:58am
 
TAX FOUNDATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  New Mexico has the 34th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index.
 
This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance.
 
The breakdown of New Mexico’s 2018 ranking is as follows (1st is best, 50th worst):
  • Overall Tax Climate: 34
  • Corporate Tax Structure: 24
  • Individual Income Tax Structure: 35

AGU: Scientists Determine Source Of World’s Largest Mud Eruption

on October 17, 2017 - 11:30am
May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java and hasn’t stopped since. The eruption became known as Lusi and is the most destructive ongoing mud eruption in history. Courtesy Adriano Mazzini/The Lusi Lab Project.

Adriano Mazzini stands on top of dried mud from the Lusi eruption. Mazzini’s new research shows that deep underground, Lusi is connected to nearby volcanoes. Courtesy Adriano Mazzini/The Lusi Lab Project.

 

Lusi’s relentless sea of mud has buried some villages 40 meters (130 feet) deep and forced nearly 60,000 people from their homes.

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Reacts To NM PED Hearing On Proposed Science Changes

on October 17, 2017 - 11:20am
President Stephanie Ly
 
AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Today, hundreds of New Mexicans spoke out against the proposed science curriculum changes being proposed by the New Mexico Public Education Department, Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski, and Governor Susana Martinez.

Bloktoberfest Oct. 21 At Urban Park

on October 17, 2017 - 11:20am

NMDOT Encourages Teen Safety On The Road During National Teen Driver Safety Week

on October 17, 2017 - 11:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages teens to drive safely and urges parents to talk to their teens about safe driving habits during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 15 – 21.
 
“It is so important that parents are consistently talking to their teens about safe driving habits – this week and every week,” said NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church. “It can help save lives on the road.”
 
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 – 18 nationally.

Mars Geologic Features Get New Mexican & Spanish Names From El Camino Real

on October 17, 2017 - 11:17am
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  With names like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, and a giant crater the size of the Valles Caldera, future maps of the planet Mars will contain a lot of names familiar to the people of New Mexico.
 
Suggested by a member of the Mars Rover team based in New Mexico, the names are of cities and locales along the legendary El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and are being used to name features visited by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during an important phase of its mission.
 
“As part of mapping Mars’ surface, we name rocks and places investigated by

New Mexico State Police Investigates Officer Involved Shooting In Belen

on October 17, 2017 - 11:17am
NMSP News:
 
BELEN  Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, a New Mexico State Police patrol officer stopped to conduct a welfare check on a black Nissan Altima parked on N.M. 60 east of mile marker 166. 
 
The vehicle, later determined to be stolen, was parked on the side of the rural highway. During the welfare check, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Mykl Chavez (28) of Belen, tried to run over the officer and the officer fired his department issued firearm. Chavez then fled from the officer and a pursuit ensued.
   
The pursuit continued onto State Road 116 until approximately mile

Secretary Names Bryan Rice Director Of Bureau Of Indian Affairs

on October 17, 2017 - 11:15am
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

“Bryan has a wealth of management expertise and experience that will well serve Indian Country as the BIA works to enhance the quality of life, promote economic opportunity, and carry out the federal
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