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Martin Salazar Of Los Alamos Graduates With Honors From New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology

on May 14, 2017 - 8:08am

Martin Salazar of Los Alamos graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology. The commencement ceremony was Saturday, May 13 in Socorro. After graduation, Salazar plans to spend time at home  while he starts his application for medical school in the fall of 2018. New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research and service, focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, visit www.nmt.edu. Courtesy photo

Couple Camps Out To Be First In Line For Mothers' Day Brunch Buffet At Cottonwood On The Greens Today

on May 14, 2017 - 7:34am

A local couple pitched their tent at the front door of Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant at the Los Alamos Golf Course to ensure their place at the front of the line at this morning's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, said the food is 'absolutely delicious and we heard they had nearly 300 reservations so we really want to be sure we are at the front of the line.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

National Nuclear Security Administration Notice Of Proposed Floodplain And Wetland Actions At LANL

on May 14, 2017 - 6:26am
NNSA News:
 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is proposing activities within the 100-year floodplain in Delta Prime (DP) Canyon and within a wetland in Mortandad Canyon in Technical Areas-(TA) 21 and TA-03 respectively, at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
 
In accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations 1022 Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements, NNSA has prepared a joint floodplain and wetland assessment for the proposed actions.

Fr. Glenn: Happy Mothers’ Day

on May 14, 2017 - 6:21am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well, a very happy and blessed Mothers’ Day to all of you mothers out there! Many thanks, dearest ladies, for the love and dedication you give to your children, and for the infinite sacrifices you make for their welfare and rearing. We Judeo-Christians always hold high in our memories that fourth Commandment: “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12), and as St.

New Mexico Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham Named 2017 National Mother Of The Year

on May 14, 2017 - 6:09am
Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Tourism Department is honored to announce that Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham was named the 2017 National Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc.
 
This marks only the second time in the organization’s 82-year history that a mother from New Mexico has received this prestigious honor.

“We are so proud of Secretary Latham,” Gov. Susana Martinez said. “Through her incredible passion, integrity and hard work, I know that she will continue to show the world what being a New Mexico True mom is all about.”

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LA Cares Seeks Volunteers For Food Drive, Distribution

on May 14, 2017 - 6:04am

Jean Butler of Los Alamos has volunteered for LA Cares for some 20 years. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LA Cares volunteers Pat Daun, left, and Joyce Eyster. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

LA Cares is a small, independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming food drive and ongoing food distribution activities.

LA Cares offers supplemental food assistance, with distributions on the second Thursday and Friday of every month at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road.

LAYSL Soccer Tryouts May 15-25

on May 14, 2017 - 5:49am
LAYSL News:
 
The Los Alamos Youth Soccer League is holding tryouts for the Fall 2018 season for competitive teams and practice sessions/informational meetings for pre-competitive teams between May 15 and May 25 for boys and girls born 2002 through 2009.
 
For more information on dates, times and field locations, or to learn more about the comp and pre-comp programs, visit http://www.laysl.org.

AMP Concerts Launches New Mexico Culture Squared

on May 14, 2017 - 5:46am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2) is a multi-year NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) project to build and manage partnerships between DCA institutions and cultural organizations that will enhance the impact, effectiveness, attendance, and visitor experience of exhibitions and programs of DCA entities.
 
Under the management of AMP Concerts, NMC2 will create programs in collaboration with State Historic Sites, DCA Museums, and various cultural organizations with the goal of increasing public programs statewide and promoting New Mexico as a destination for arts

Pastor Raul Granillo: Stronger Than Steel

on May 14, 2017 - 5:39am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
Los Alamos

 Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. (NIV Proverbs 31:29)

Too often, it seems, we only really grasp a blessing long after the fact. I know that in my own life, I have taken many of them for granted. Some of the most important blessings in my life came in the form of mothers who carried loads that I was far too weak or ill equipped to carry.

Let me first say that women are certainly not weaker than men. I have heard that, pound for pound, silk is stronger than steel.

Happy Mothers’ Day Los Alamos!

on May 14, 2017 - 5:30am

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers in Los Alamos! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Daily Postcard: Colorful Hummingbird In Quemazon

on May 14, 2017 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: A colorful hummingbird is spotted in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Judge Ellington Rules Against Release For Bingham

on May 13, 2017 - 5:27pm
Dustin Bingham arrives in court Friday for a detention hearing before First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz, right, discusses his testimony with Deputy District Attorney Michael Nunez Friday in District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE Release on bond was denied Friday for Dustin J. Bingham in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. The detention hearing had been continued because Judge T.

Joint Effort To Look At DPU Finances Gets Thumbs Up

on May 13, 2017 - 5:25pm

Members of the Board of Public Utilities and Department of Public Utilities staff listen to County Council suggest forming a joint effort to review the utilities department's finances. The idea received strong support. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

During the Tuesday night Los Alamos County Council special session, the Council pitched its idea to facilitate a joint effort between the Council, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to do an independent review of DPU’s major financial issues.

The

NNSA Awards NNSS Site Management & Operating Contract To Mission Support And Test Services, LLC

on May 13, 2017 - 5:22pm
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today it has awarded Mission Support and Test Services LLC (MSTS) with the management and operating contract for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) near Las Vegas, Nev.
 
MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).
 
NNSA conducted a full and open competition for the follow-on NNSS M&O contract.

Judge Casados Denies Bond To Byron Keith Henderson

on May 13, 2017 - 5:19pm
Byron Keith Henderson
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Byron Keith Henderson of Los Alamos was denied bond May 11 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court and will remain incarcerated until he appears in First Judicial Court. Henderson is involved in two cases with a total of four counts of trafficking a controlled substance, one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, one count of dangerous drugs, and one count of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Henderson was one of seven people arrested in connection with Operation Spring Cleaning, a drug sting conducted in

Students Step Into Shoes Of Remarkable People

on May 13, 2017 - 4:09pm

Mountain Elementary School student Elizabeth Merrill describes the life and work of Harriet Beacher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Merrill took part in the school's wax museum Wednesday; the project required students to study a significant person in history and, at a drop of a ticket, will give a presentation as if they were that particular individual. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Mountain Elementary School Teacher Bernadette Ziomek listens to Mairen Hoch give her presentation as Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who earned two Nobel prizes.
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County Reminds Residents To Support Property Clean Up Efforts To Combat High Weed Growth, Rubbish Piles

on May 13, 2017 - 4:05pm
Illustration of a home surrounded by debris. Courtesy photo
 
By MICHAEL ARELLANO
Building Safety Manager/Chief Building Official

It’s that time of year again and staff in Los Alamos County’s Building Safety Division and the Los Alamos Fire Department are reminding citizens to help address property-related issues such as weed overgrowth, excessive rubbish, and rodent issues being found on private and commercial properties around the County.

Property owners can help the County ensure a safe, continuous sidewalk path for pedestrians by trimming back their own vegetation growing onto or

Del Norte Credit Union Announces 2017-18 DNCU Scholarship Winners

on May 13, 2017 - 3:33pm
DNCU News:
 
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2017-18.
 
The 10 winners each will receive $1,000 toward their higher education for the 2017-18 school year.
 
“Our DNCU Scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to supporting young people in New Mexico, in line with our mission of Improving Lives,” DNCU President and CEO Chuck Valenti said. “We are very pleased this year to offer 10 scholarships to deserving students in Northern New Mexico.”
 
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DEA Brings In Record Amount Of Unused Prescription Drugs On National Prescription Take Back Day

on May 13, 2017 - 3:26pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and more than 4,200 of its law enforcement and community partners collected more unused prescription drugs than at any of the 12 previous National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events.
 
On Saturday, April 29, the event brought in 900,386 pounds (450 tons) at close to 5,500 sites across the nation. Marking the 13th National Prescription Take Back Day since September 2010, these events have altogether collected 8,103,363 pounds (4,052 tons) of prescription drugs.
 
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Letter To The Editor: To Bond Or Not To Bond, That Is The Question

on May 13, 2017 - 3:24pm
By KHAL SPENCER
Los Alamos
 
Ralph Chapman’s letter in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) has been the latest in a long list of well written and thoughtful letters, both pro and con, regarding the Recreation Bond vote. If nothing else, we have once again proven that Los Alamos residents are thoughtful and engaged in our civic governance. I would expect a high “voter turnout”.
 
I would also offer to compare the discussion up here on The Hill regarding this bond question, which has been driven by engaged residents using their own thoughts, vs.

UWNNM Mental Health Month Education Continues

on May 13, 2017 - 7:04am

Clean Up Los Alamos Day Is Today!

on May 13, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to inclement weather on April 29, Clean Up Los Alamos Day has been rescheduled for today, Saturday, May 13.
 
Let’s keep Los Alamos litter free. Join the fun and help tidy up the community by collecting trash and recyclables from your neighborhoods and public places. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon - 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
 
Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents.
 
Register Now!

Obituary: John G. Marinuzzi March 12, 1936 – May 10, 2017

on May 13, 2017 - 6:59am
JOHN G. MARINUZZI March 12, 1936 – May 10, 2017
 
John passed away on May 10, 2017 after a long illness. He was a resident of White Rock, NM for more than 45 years.
 
John was born in Queens, NY on March 12, 1936. His parents were Giovanni Marinuzzi and Kathleen (Langmead) Marinuzzi. His father was a concert pianist from Italy and his mother had been a governess for the Churchill family in England.
 
John graduated from CCNY in June, 1958 with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, and married Roberta Perrault on August 30, 1958. They began their life journey together and lived in San
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This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 13, 2017 - 6:52am

Udall, Heinrich Call On FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

on May 13, 2017 - 6:50am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined in sending a letter led by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai expressing strong opposition to the Chairman’s plans to gut net neutrality protections.
 
In 2015, the FCC adopted the Open Internet Order which reclassified broadband as a telecommunication service and prohibited internet service providers from setting up internet fast and slow lanes, ensuring all online traffic is treated the same.

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