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FBI: Navajo Man From Shiprock Gets Six Years For Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction

on October 16, 2017 - 8:17am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Zachariah Nez, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, to six years in prison for his conviction on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Nez will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
Nez was arrested in October 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, Oct. 17, 2016. 
 
According to the complaint, Nez killed the victim by striking him with a rock.
 
Nez was

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 8:15am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17. The meeting will begin in Council Chambers but at 1:30 p.m. it will move to Room # 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
  • I.  PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION (From 12:00-1:30 LTAB Will Attend this Session in Council Chambers.)
    • A.  Tourism Strategic Plan Update (1) 10007-17 Becky Zimmerman, Design Workshop and Tourism Work Group
  • II.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 1:30 pm (5 min)
    • A.  Call to Order/Introductions
    • B.  Approval of Agenda
    • C.

New Mexico State Police Seek Assistance In Armed Robbery/Carjacking Investigation

on October 16, 2017 - 8:10am
Terra Silver
 
NMSP News:
 
PECOS  The New Mexico State Police is investigating an armed robbery of a male victim, which occurred at an ATM around 8 a.m. Friday in Pecos.
 
Tranquilino Louis Valencia
 
Investigators believe at least three suspects, two males and a female, were involved in this incident. One male subject, identified as Mariano Francisco Araica-Avalos, was taken into custody by State Police and interviewed.
 
The remaining two suspects, later identified as 33-year-old Tranquilino Louis Valencia and 17-year-old Terra Silva, were involved in a subsequent carjacking at a

Council Hears Code Enforcement Program Details

on October 16, 2017 - 6:41am
Los Alamos Resident Helen Milenski updates the County Council on Citizens in Action's survey regarding the County's enforcement program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Code enforcement continues to be a hotly debated and discussed issue. During the regular County Council meeting Oct. 10, both County staff and members of the public spoke about the issue.

During public comment, Los Alamos resident Helen Milenski updated County Council on a community survey she and other members of the group, Citizens in

Aspen Institute Names Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible For 2019 Aspen Prize

on October 16, 2017 - 6:40am
Aspen Institute News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
 
With a singular focus on student success, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and

Scenes From Open House Of E. Irving Couse

on October 16, 2017 - 6:35am

The studio and home of E. Irving Couse in Taos, one of the founding members of the Taos Society of Artists during a Oct. 7 open house. Photo by Sharon Snyder

Photo by Sharon Snyder

Study: 2017’s Best Foodie Cities In America

on October 16, 2017 - 6:31am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017’s Best Foodie Cities in America.

To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.

 
Top 20 Foodie Cities in America
 
 
1
San Francisco, CA
 
11
Tampa, FL
 
2
Portland, OR
 
12
Atlanta, GA
 
3
New York, NY
 
13

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Bill To Standardize Cost Of Climate Pollution

on October 16, 2017 - 6:30am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to standardize the metric used by federal agencies to measure the cost of climate pollution.
 
The Pollution Transparency Act counters a directive from the Trump administration to federal agencies to ignore existing metrics—uprooting years of progress and economic certainty—and an attempt made this week by the Department of Interior in the revised BLM methane rule to change the

County Council Holds Work Session Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 6:30am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the White Rock Fire Station. 
 
The meeting 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. Briefing to Council by Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board.
    • Presenters: Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board
  • B. Regional Development Corporation (RDC) To Present An Annual Update Including a Briefing On The General Mission And The REDI Initiative.
    • Presenters: Joanie

SFCC To Close For Employee Professional Development Conference Oct. 20

on October 16, 2017 - 6:26am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 20, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference.
 
The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. SFCC’s Kids Campus, La Familia’s Southside Clinic and KSFR will be open.
 
Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies.

AGU: Combination Of El Niño And 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Likely Worsened Zika Outbreak

on October 16, 2017 - 6:25am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.
 
new research commentary suggests the earthquake left more people exposed to disease-carrying mosquitos, and climate variability associated with the 2014-2016 El Niño event created more favorable mosquito breeding grounds.

IRS: Fake Insurance Tax Form Scam Aims At Stealing Data From Tax Professionals And Their Clients

on October 16, 2017 - 6:24am

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service Thursday alerted tax professionals and their clients to a fake insurance tax form scam that is being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts.
 
Cybercriminals currently are combining several tactics to create a complex scheme through which both tax professionals and taxpayers have been victimized.
 
There may be variations but here’s how one scam works: The cybercriminal, impersonating a legitimate cloud-based storage provider, entices a tax professional with a phishing email.

Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair Dec. 9

on October 16, 2017 - 6:09am

Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary News:

It is time to sign up for the Los Alamos Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Set up is 8-9 a.m. and shopping is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables/Spaces are $35 each and include 8-foot tables with two chairs.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase. The menu is to be determined.

To reserve a table/space, fill out the the registration form below.

Checks should be made out to Ladies Auxiliary
and mailed to:

Ladies Auxiliary
c/o Gloria

Rally For Science Education 8:30 a.m. Today

on October 16, 2017 - 5:31am

Democratic Party of New Mexico News:
  • PED to Hold Hearing on Proposed Edits to Next Gen Standards that Omit Basic Scientific Principles

SANTA FE – New Mexicans will rally at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., in Santa Fe ahead of the PED hearing on proposed edits to Next Gen Science Education Standards to demand that the standards be adopted and implemented in their entirety.

This is a community event to stand up for New Mexico kids’ futures.

Indigenous Leader Appeals To Japanese Prime Minister: Stop Rainforest Destruction For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

on October 16, 2017 - 5:20am
TO News:
 
SARAWAK / MALAYSIA  On the anniversary of the first Tokyo Olympics, Matu Tugang, headman of the Indigenous Penan community of Long Jaik from Sarawak, Malaysia, delivered an urgent plea to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stop Japan’s use of wood from a company that is destroying their forests and their livelihoods.
 
Japan has been using tropical timber from Sarawak to construct the New National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Evidence gathered at the Stadium construction site by NGOs in April 2017 confirmed the use of plywood supplied by Shin Yang, a company

Daily Postcard: Autumn In The Jemez

on October 16, 2017 - 5:13am

Daily Postcard: Autumn colors in the Jemez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Supercuts Clip For The Cure Saturday, Oct. 21

on October 15, 2017 - 9:19am

Supercuts in Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos is hosting a Clip for the Cure event Saturday, Oct. 21, as part of the company's nationwide effort to help fight breast cancer. The store will donate 10 percent of every haircut Oct. 21 to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Gathered for a photo Saturday afternoon, from left, local Supercuts Manager Sarafina Aguino, Mariela Dominguez, Amanda Maestas, Assistant Manager Debra DeLaRosa and Leila Herrera. Supercuts is open seven days a week: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Scenes From Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour Day 1

on October 15, 2017 - 8:37am
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel shows off art by Tour artists displayed at projectY, the first stop on the Studio Tour. The tour continues noon to 5 p.m. today. Tour booklets with maps can be found at key locations within town, including Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, White Rock Visitor Center and both public libraries. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Photographer and jeweler Bettina Hehlen with her some of her cards featuring old trucks. Hehlen's studio is stop number nine in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Pearce Bill Supports Veterans Choice Program

on October 15, 2017 - 8:27am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Thursday introduced H.R. 4031, Beneficiary Travel Act of 2017, to bolster the Veterans Choice Program, which provides services to millions of veterans in rural communities across the nation.
 
“As a veteran, I strongly support cutting government red tape that prevents our nation’s former service members from receiving the quality and timely care they deserve. Our veterans sacrificed so much in defense of our freedoms and liberties, and we must honor our commitments to them.

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove

on October 15, 2017 - 7:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow ... I weep; my eyes flow with tears…” (Lamentations 1:12)

“A voice is heard … lamentation and bitter weeping. [She] is weeping for her child; she refused to be comforted for her child, because she is no more.”  (cf., Jeremiah 31:15)

Few scripture verses better capture the agony of parents who have lost a child to the scourge of death, which came Friday to a beautiful 27-day-old angel who stretched her wings and flew back to God … “the silver cord is snapped ... and

SFCC Veterans Resource And Career Fair Nov. 9

on October 15, 2017 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9 with a Veterans Resource and Career Fair at SFCC, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
The free event includes information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. 
 
Call 505.428.1305, for information.

DOE Awards Contract For Liquid Waste Services At Savannah River Site

on October 15, 2017 - 7:14am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday announced the award of a contract to Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services.
 
The contract is cost-plus-award-fee and includes an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract line item. The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $4.7 billion. The period of performance includes a base period of seven years (including a transition period of 90 days) and an option period of three years. Three proposals were received in response to the solicitation.
 

IRS: Tax Filing Extension Expires Oct. 16 For Millions

on October 15, 2017 - 7:13am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently urged taxpayers who have a filing extension through Oct. 16 to check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits.
 
When they are ready to file, the IRS recommends they file their return electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system. Both are still available for taxpayers who still need to file their return.
 
Although Oct. 16 is the last day for most people to file, some individuals -- such as members of the military serving in a combat zone -- are allowed more time to file.
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Halloweekend: Treat For Business And Family Alike!

on October 15, 2017 - 7:11am

LACDC News:
 
Downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27!
 
Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
 
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through www.losalamosmainstreet.com/ events/halloweekend by Friday, Oct. 20

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