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Letter To The Editor: Ethics Complaint Dismissal

on August 16, 2017 - 7:47am
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.

Transition From Summer To Fall Offers Optimal Fishing

on August 16, 2017 - 6:50am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The walleye fishing at Abiquiu Lake turned on last week, with fishing rated as very good. One lucky angler caught a 29-inch walleye. Because the water level is higher this year at Abiquiu, a lot of previously dry land has been flooded. When this happens the fertility of the water increases, particularly in the shallower water.


This is where the walleye will be feeding. Early morning, late afternoon and evening will be the best times to fish.


AGU: Tracking A Solar Eruption Through Solar System

on August 16, 2017 - 6:47am
One effect of a coronal mass ejection (CME) is a sudden decrease in the number of galactic cosmic rays detected, called the Forbush decrease after the scientist who first described it. During the passage of the CME (depicted as the pale swath in the middle graphic), it acts like a protective bubble, temporarily sweeping aside the cosmic rays (depicted as the white flecks) and shielding the planet or spacecraft such that the impact of cosmic rays is reduced.

FBI: Man With Salt And Pepper Beard Robs Albuquerque Bank

on August 16, 2017 - 6:45am
FBI News:
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for an unidentified man who robbed U.S. Bank, 2015 Eubank Blvd. NE, at approximately 5:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his late 30s to early 40s, about 5'6 to 6' tall with a medium to stocky build, dark hair, and a salt and pepper beard.
He wore a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, khaki pants, and dark shoes. The suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller.

Helping LANL Workers Access Free Medical Care

on August 16, 2017 - 6:44am
PCM News:
Working at a facility like Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories brings a lot of benefits and career satisfaction.
These facilities support our regional economy and provide fulfilling career opportunities that would not be available in our region without them. Tens of thousands of northern New Mexicans benefit from these facilities every day.
Yet, these jobs are not without risk.

Limited Spots Available For Free ABQid-led Lean Startup Bootcamp Oct. 3

on August 16, 2017 - 6:43am
projecty cowork News:
Open Office Hours with New Mexico Economic Development Department's Ryan Eustice are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
The Northern New Mexico community can meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department during these open office hours.
Eustice is available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at projectY cowork.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Fills Sky From White Rock

on August 16, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise seen along Estante Way in White Rock. Photo by James Gourdoux

Secretary Of State Dismisses Brenner Complaint Against Los Alamos Future PAC

on August 15, 2017 - 7:23pm


New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced today that her office has dismissed a complaint filed in May by Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner against the Los Alamos Future PAC.

The Secretary of State letter:

New Mexico Attorney General Opinion:

LAHS Homecoming Parade Sept. 29

on August 15, 2017 - 4:33pm

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. at Central Avenue and 4th Street (Canyon Complex).  The parade route will travel west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road.

These roads and other access roads will be closed during the parade.

LANL: Unique Imaging Of Dinosaur’s Skull Tells Evolutionary Tale

on August 15, 2017 - 4:19pm

A 3D image of Bistahieversor sealeyi, which was found in the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico and Imaged at Los Alamos' unique facilities. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Collaboration creates highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull

Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.

Udall Delivers Keynote Address At New Mexico WRRI’s Annual Water Conference: 'Federal Water Policy And New Mexico: Our Progress And The Challenges Ahead’

on August 15, 2017 - 4:05pm

Discusses his legislation to improve water policy for New Mexico communities, including the 2017 New Mexico Drought Preparedness Act. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

SOCORRO — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall delivered the keynote address at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute’s (WRRI) 62nd Annual N.M. Water Conference.

In his address, entitled "Federal Water Policy and New Mexico: Our Progress and the Challenges Ahead," Udall discussed the current water challenges facing New Mexico, including climate change, innovative solutions and opportunities for making

Artist Reception & Book Signing Aug. 16-17

on August 15, 2017 - 3:44pm

FBI: Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Man Heads To Prison

on August 15, 2017 - 3:40pm

FBI News:
  • Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

ALBUQUERQUE – Peter Calvert-Cata, 21, a member and resident of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, was sentenced Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque to 48 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for his conviction on a sexual assault charge. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.


Calvert-Cata was arrested Nov. 18, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with aggravated sexual abuse.

Bandelier Hosts Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show Aug. 18-20

on August 15, 2017 - 3:39pm
Navajo rugs on display at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. Courtesy/Hubbell Trading Post
NPS News:
From Friday, Aug.18, through Sunday, Aug. 20, Bandelier National Monument will be hosting the Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show.
It will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the park Visitor Center. Authentic Navajo rugs will be available for sale in a wide array of designs and prices, straight from the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona. Hubbell's trader, Edison Eskeets, will present rug talks at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

LAHS Boys Soccer Preview

on August 15, 2017 - 3:37pm
Hilltopper Boys Soccer warms up before the first practice of the season. Photo by John McHale/
2016 leading goal scorer Arthur Steinkamp returns for his junior season. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Ron Blue 3rd Year
  • 8/19 St. Michael’s
  • 8/22 @Bosque
  • 8/25 Los Alamos High School Tournament
  • (Teams: Los Alamos, Aztec, Los Lunas, Roswell, Valencia, Goddard, Clovis, Piedra Vista)
  • 8/29 @ St. Pius X
  • 9/5 Taos
  • 9/7 Albuquerque Academy Tournament
  • 9/12 @ Farmington
  • 9/15 @ Piedra Vista
  • 9/16 @ Bloomfield
  • 9/21 @ Hope

Meow Wolf Releases New Film And Plans Grand Finale Weekend For Summer In The Multiverse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
New film and special weekend celebrates summer success. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has announced a grand finale weekend Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20 for their wildly popular Summer In The Multiverse program that features a cavalcade of more than 100 live performers at random in the House of Eternal Return.
The final weekend will include an amplified roster of aerialists, acrobats, musicians, magicians, storytellers, alien characters and more, along with DJ’s in the parking lot, free hands-on activities for kids in the David Loughridge Learning

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on August 15, 2017 - 3:23pm


The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.


2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the June 15, 2017 and July 20, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss 
How Jemez House Thrift Store Contributes to Sustainability in a Mighty Way Presenters: John

Hilltopper Volleyball Set For 2017

on August 15, 2017 - 3:21pm
The Hilltopper Volleyball team practices on the newly installed court at LAHS. Photo by RJ Montaño/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Diana Stokes
  • 8/26 @ Bloomfield
  • 8/29 @ St. Pius X
  • 9/1 Moriarty Tournament
  • 9/5 @ Pojoaque Valley
  • 9/7 St. Michael’s
  • 9/13 Santa Fe
  • 9/16 @ Rio Grande
  • 9/19 @ Moriarty
  • 9/22 Rio Rancho Tournament
  • 9/27 @ Del Norte
  • 9/30 Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/7 @ Española Valley
  • 10/11 @ Capital
  • 10/14 Del Norte
  • 10/18 @ Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/25 Española Valley
  • 10/28 @ Capital
  • 2016 Results: 12-11
Players To Watch: Sr Alize Garcia; Jr Elodie

NIST: ‘W’eird Signals: Listening In On The Eclipse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
Earth's ionosphere. Courtesy/NASA
NIST News:
Two years ago, I had never heard of the WWVB radio station. Today, it’s one of my favorites, but that’s not because it broadcasts a pleasant mix of Top 40 hits. (It doesn’t.) 
WWVB is a low-frequency station, operated by NIST, that provides precise time information to radio-controlled clocks across North America.

Hilltopper Football Ready To Run

on August 15, 2017 - 9:32am
Hilltopper runningbacks practice with Head Coach Garrett Williams. Photo by John McHale/
Hilltopper defense practice tackling drills. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Garett Williams 3rd Year


  • Friday 8/25 @ Pojoaque Valley 7pm
  • Friday 9/1 vs Moriarty 7pm
  • Friday 9/8 @ Grants 7pm
  • Friday 9/15 @ Kirtland Central 7pm
  • Friday 9/22 vs Gallup 7pm
  • Friday 9/29 vs Santa Fe 7pm (HOMECOMING)
  • Friday 10/6 vs Del Norte 7pm
  • Saturday 10/14 @ Albuquerque Academy 12pm
  • Friday 10/27 vs Española Valley

Supernova Hunters: ‘Get Them Young’

on August 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Bright blue dot: Supernovae such as SN 2017cbv appear as "stars that weren't there before," which is why multiple images taken over time are necessary to reveal their true identity. SN 2017cbv lies in the outskirts of a spiral galaxy called NGC 5643 that lies about 55 million light-years away and has about the same diameter as the Milky Way (~100,000 light-years). Data are from the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Supernova Project and the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. Courtesy/B.J. Fulton/Caltech)

UA News:


Heinrich: Fifth Anniversary Of DACA Implementation

on August 15, 2017 - 9:26am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement to mark the 5th anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants, known as DREAMers, who arrived in the United States as children to apply for temporary protection from deportation: 
“In the five years since its implementation, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has changed the lives of some of our brightest students and veterans who have come out of the shadows to earn an education,

FBI: New Mexico State Police Capture Albuquerque Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

on August 15, 2017 - 9:09am
FBI News:
The New Mexico State Police located Dennis Saavedra during a traffic stop in Española on August 12, 2017 and turned him over to the FBI. Saavedra is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Previous news release, issued Wednesday:
The FBI is looking for Dennis Anthony Saavedra, 34, of Albuquerque, who is wanted for bank robbery.
On Aug. 3, 2017, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, after Saavedra was charged with bank robbery.
Saavedra is

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Party To Go

on August 15, 2017 - 8:50am

On the job in Los Alamos are Leiana Purvis, left, and her mom VaLynn, owner of Party To Go, operating the bouncy houses during Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo events Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/