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NNMC Awards Gilberto Romero With Honorary Degree

on May 18, 2017 - 9:37am
Long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero receives an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Photo by John Denne
 
NNMC News:
 
Northern New Mexico College awarded long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities May 13, in recognition of his services to the communities of northern New Mexico.
 
Romero, who was born and raised in Santa Fe, is renowned for his nearly five decades of tireless work and activism for underprivileged and underrepresented

NNSA Hosts Bilateral Workshop On Radiation Measurement With Japan At Lawrence LLNL

on May 18, 2017 - 9:24am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) hosted a bilateral workshop with Japan May 2-5 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif.
 
The workshop, which focused on radiation measurement, characterization, and protective actions for emergency preparedness and response, was the ninth meeting of the Emergency Management Working Group under the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation.
 
Jay Tilden, NNSA’s associate administrator for counterterrorism and counterproliferation,

Obituary: Barbara L. Jones Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 9:22am

BARBARA L. JONES Feb. 22, 1927 – May 13, 2017

Barbara was born in Denver, CO. After graduating from South HS in 1945, she worked for the Colorado Medical Society. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas I. Jones in 1947. The newlyweds moved to Golden while Tom finished college.

In 1951, they moved to Los Alamos where Tom had accepted a position at LASL. Barb worked as a secretary for about 5 years, before she and Tom started their family.

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EPD Captures Top 10 DWI Fugitive Pablo Salazar

on May 18, 2017 - 9:04am
 
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Pablo Salazar, was recently captured by the Espanola Police Department.
 
Pablo Salazar
 
He is back behind bars on a probation violation. Salazar has been on the run since September 2016. This was the third time he fled supervision.
 
“I am very grateful to law enforcement for getting this dangerous offender off our streets,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “Everyone needs to make the responsible choice not to drink and drive.

Udall, Heinrich Urge Department Of Interior To Lift Sudden Suspension Of Public Land Advisory Groups

on May 18, 2017 - 9:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a coalition of Western Democratic senators in urging the Department of the Interior (DOI) to lift its sudden suspension of long-standing local committees and advisory boards that provide essential community input on public land management.
 
In response to reports that the Department of the Interior postponed all meetings for public resource advisory councils and committees (RACs) until September, the senators wrote to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking that he allow the RAC's to do the work their

Obituary: Lorenza Gertrude Montoya Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017

on May 18, 2017 - 8:59am
LORENZA GERTRUDE MONTOYA Sept. 5, 1918 – May 14, 2017
 
Lorenza Gertrude Montoya, 98, passed away in her home on May 14.
 
She had lived in Los Alamos for 65 years after moving from her hometown of Espanola. Lorenza was born to Jesus and Amada (Vigil) Rodriguez on September 5, 1918. She married Johnnie L. Montoya, of Monticello, NM, in 1947.
 
Lorenza was the loving mother of Bonnie Edwards, Loretta Ann Sanchez, and Randy Montoya, as well as Susan Montoya, who preceded her in death in 1959. She raised her three remaining children by herself after the death of her husband, Johnnie, in
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Ice Particles In Earth’s Atmosphere Create Glints

on May 18, 2017 - 8:46am
One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off Earth. Courtesy/NASA
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off Earth.
 
The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, launched in 2015, caught hundreds of these flashes over the span of a year. NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument aboard DSCOVR is taking almost-hourly images of the sunlit planet from its spot between Earth and the sun.

Los Alamos History Museum Offers More Guided Tours

on May 18, 2017 - 8:34am
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Historical Society has announced the addition of guided tours of the Los Alamos Historic District at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to the ones offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The new tours began May 16 and continue throughout the summer.
 
“We have been very pleased with the response this year to our guided tours,” Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols said. “Visitors to Los Alamos are eager to hear about our world-changing history from our local guides who know it.

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Forensic Audit Of Bernalillo Public Schools

on May 18, 2017 - 8:30am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller has released a forensic audit of Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS).
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated the audit after the Town of Bernalillo Police Department requested assistance to investigate financial irregularities at two schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also was notified. The audit identified the apparent theft of about $50,000 over a two and a half year period by a former bookkeeper at W.D. Carroll Elementary and La Escuelita Pre-School.
 
“We see our fair share of fraud, but it’s especially

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Are Saturday May 20

on May 18, 2017 - 8:22am
Runners in the Jemez Mountain Trail Race climb up the Camp May Road Trail. This year's races are Saturday, May 20, with more than 600 runners taking to the local trails. Courtesy/JMTR

The runner’s ‘drop bags’ are transported from the Posse Lodge, where the Jemez Mountain Trail Races begin, out to the half-way point for the 50 mile runners to have access to extra gear such as rain coats and warm clothes. Courtesy/JMTR
 
By MARGIE STOCKTON
JMTR

The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are a wonderful community event that start and finish at the Posse Lodge and take full advantage of our beautiful mountain

Governor Delivers Commencement Speech At New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy

on May 18, 2017 - 8:21am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is set to deliver the commencement speech at 10 a.m. today for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy graduation.

The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy is at 4491 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. The Basic Training Bureau is the vehicle through which those entering the profession of Law Enforcement are empowered and enabled to protect the citizens of the State of New Mexico and safeguard the stability of society.

Daily Postcard: Unique Clouds Float Over Los Alamos

on May 18, 2017 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: Unique cloud formations spotted floating above Los Alamos Wednesday morning from North Mesa. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Casper Cly Convicted Of Child Solicitation

on May 17, 2017 - 9:43pm
Casper Cly
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Casper Cly, a 26-year-old Los Alamos resident and former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee is scheduled for sentencing May 23 in the 11th Judicial District Court in Farmington. Cly was originally charged in Aztec Magistrate Court with four counts of child solicitation by electronic device and was bound over in April 2016 to the District Court.

Cly’s arrest was one of more than 20 arrests nationwide during a two-month-long law enforcement sweep by Internet Crimes Against Children task forces across the country in 2016. San Juan

Heinrich Marks National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week and recognize the important work of teachers in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
The resolution recognizes the roles and contributions of the teachers in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States. 
 
“In New Mexico and across the nation, teachers make a lasting impact on students,” Heinrich said.

Connor Dale Receives Community Youth Award

on May 17, 2017 - 5:24pm

Mike Dale, son Connor Dale and C'YA Board Member Claire Swinhoe pose to celebrate Connor's good work in the community. He received a gift bag and certificate. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

The Community Youth Award for April was presented to Los Alamos High School student Connor Dale.

Dale was recognized for his giving nature to benefit a fundraising event for a local community member, kindness extended to neighbors and for being a good role model for neighborhood children.

UPDATE: New Mexico Rail Runner Fatality

on May 17, 2017 - 5:15pm
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE  Around 3 p.m., May 13, the New Mexico State Police responded to a pedestrian fatality involving the New Mexico Rail Runner Express train. The incident occurred on the tracks nearest Interstate 25 at mile marker 275 in Santa Fe County.
 
Witness statements made to officers and the investigation at the scene indicate that James D. Chavarria, 21, of Santa Fe exited his vehicle, which was parked on the northbound interstate shoulder and crossed the roadway entering the median area occupied by train tracks.
 
Chavarria then ran onto the train tracks as the New Mexico

New Mexico First Announces Spirit Of Bipartisanship Award Recipients

on May 17, 2017 - 3:43pm

POLITICAL News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The nonpartisan public policy organization New Mexico First will recognize five outstanding leaders for their exceptional commitments to collaboration and effective policy. The Spirit of Bipartisanship Awards will be presented at the First Forum Lecture Series June 7 in Albuquerque.

“This organization is proud to recognize lawmakers and community leaders who put the people of New Mexico first and work to find good solutions to the challenges we face,” Selection Committee Chair Ricardo Gonzales said.

Letter To The Editor: Using One’s Vote On Rec Bond As Revenge For Unrelated Issue Is Not Rational

on May 17, 2017 - 3:24pm
By JANINE TULENKO
Los Alamos

 

I too found Patrick Brenner's email to County Councilors regarding the Rec Bond issue to be quite disturbing. I seldom feel the need to respond, and I do not know Patrick Brenner, but his verbal attack on County Councilors, etc. truly seemed like the rantings of a genuinely unstable individual. I am so relieved that he was not elected to County Council when he ran.
 
During my nearly 20 years in Los Alamos I have voted for County Councilors on both sides of the political aisle - so this comment is in no way a partisan issue, nor a reflection of my opinion

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 10-15, 2017

on May 17, 2017 - 1:44pm

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.​

CRYSTAL HOLGUIN

May 10 / Crystal Holguin, 29, of Espanola was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 
 
 
 
 
 
ELIAS JON LOVATO

May 11 / Elias Jon Lovato, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding District Court warrant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOSHUA PADILLA-SPANARKEL

May 15 / Joshua Padilla-Spanarkel, 22, of Santa Fe was arrested on an outstanding

Clean Up Los Alamos Day Another Sweeping Success!

on May 17, 2017 - 12:57pm
Clean Up Los Alamos Day Appreciation Luncheon May 13 at Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Courtesy photo
 
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the 14th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday May 13.
 
It was a great success again this year with 339 participants collecting trash and brush around the Los Alamos and White Rock area.
 
The county collected approximately 10.5 tons of solid waste and 156 residents utilized the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center Saturday for free disposal.
 
The event

Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

on May 17, 2017 - 12:55pm
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday's 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo
 

SPORTS News:

 
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday's pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
 
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
 
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they were off their prediction)

Community Invited To Cheer On Special Olympics Athletes And Police In Torch Run Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 12:31pm

SPORTS News:

The community is invited to cheer on Special Olympics Los Alamos athletes and Los Alamos Police Department personnel as they head out towards the Jemez Thursday morning on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to local organizer LAPD Cdr. Oliver Morris.

Participants will leave the Justice Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. and head west on Trinity Drive and onto West Jemez Road and the members of the public can show their support along the way. Park Rangers from Bandelier National Monument will join the run this year.

LAPD is raising funds again this year for the annual

Police Nab Brothers Attempting To Cash Forged Check

on May 17, 2017 - 11:28am
Eric Sanchez
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two brothers from Albuquerque were arrested Monday at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock after one of them attempted to cash a forged check for $2,250. Eric Sanchez, 29, and Kevin Sanchez, 24, were in a car in the drive-through area when Los Alamos Police Cpl. Gabriel Nieto responded to a report of someone attempting to cash a stolen check.

Kevin Sanchez

Cpl. Nieto placed both men in investigative detention and searched them for weapons.

Los Alamos Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Dog That Attacked Another Dog At Rover Park Sunday

on May 17, 2017 - 11:28am

This dog is not the dog suspected of attacking another dog but rather the image of a dog that strongly resembles the dog in question. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the owners of a dog that attacked another dog last weekend.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Sunday at Rover Park. The suspect dog was described as possibly a male “cane corso” or a very similar looking mastiff type dog, black in color and weighing about 100 pounds.

It appears that a couple with a stroller came to get the dog under control after

Community Invited To Chat With Two Councilors At Los Alamos Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 10:57am

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Farmer’s Market. 

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by with comments, concerns or questions. Voter Information Booklets for the upcoming May 23 Recreation Bond Election will be available at the booth.

Other Council-hosted booth dates include:

  • June 15;
  • July 20;
  • Sept. 14; and
  • Oct. 19.

The Council also hosts a booth during the County Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 12.

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