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Los Alamos Boys Tie For Fourth At State

on May 20, 2017 - 11:48am
Nathaniel Ortega completes the handoff to Isaac Timmerman in the 4x100 m relay prelim. In the May 13 final, the Los Alamos team of Nic Dowdy, Ortega, Timmerman, and Kevin Maresca (all seniors) placed 2nd with a time of 43.22 seconds. Ortega also placed 3rd in the 400 m with a time of 50.01 seconds, 4th in the 200 m with a time of 22.96 seconds, and anchored the 2nd place 4x400 m relay (with Miroslav Betts, Kai Coblentz, and Elijah Velasquez). Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Liam Johnson was State Champion in the pole vault, clearing 15' and taking three close attempts at a state record 15' 6".

Griggs: Dateline – 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest

on May 20, 2017 - 8:39am
The ‘Cream of the Crop’ features three little girls singing the chorus on songs for J. Monque’D and his band in the Blues tent. Photo by David Griggs
 
Amedee Frederick VI, 5, plays guitar next to his father, Amedee V at the 2017 Jazz Fest in New Orleans. This is another strong Louisiana musical family. His sister Victoria is the girl on the left in ‘Cream of the Crop’, and their grandfather, Amedee IV, was in the audience. Photo by David Griggs
 
By DAVID GRIGGS
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
An estimated 425,000 fans packed the fairgrounds for another memorable Jazz Fest

Udall Votes To Confirm Lighthizer, Citing His Commitment To Protect NM Companies That Depend On NAFTA Trade

on May 20, 2017 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted to confirm Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative after Udall secured a commitment from Lighthizer to oppose unilateral withdrawal from NAFTA by the Trump administration.
 
Earlier this week, Udall wrote to Lighthizer seeking assurances that he would be a voice of reason to help protect the thousands of New Mexicans who rely on trade made possible by NAFTA, given President Trump’s reckless rhetoric and dangerous policy proposals that already have damaged the U.S.-Mexico trade

Smith’s Motto: ‘Making Hope For Kids’ Through May 27

on May 20, 2017 - 7:26am
Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
“Making Hope for Kids,” to benefit UNM Children's Hospital is the motto of the local Smith’s Food and Drugstores through May 27.
 
Smith’s‘Making Hope For Kids’ logo. Courtesy photo
 
The goal is to bring hope to children in New Mexico and Smith’s hopes to locally do that by raising $12,000. Last year the Los Alamos and White Rock stores raised just over $8,000.
 
“It is easy to donate at the cash registers and donation boxes are located at the wine bar, customer service and the pharmacy,” said Smith's Associate and

Today Is International Endangered Species Day

on May 19, 2017 - 11:13am

ESC News:

Washington, DC – Thousands of Americans are gathering to participate in Endangered Species Day events across the country, in recognition of our nation’s commitment to protect and restore disappearing wildlife.

 

This is the 12th annual international Endangered Species Day, which occurs on the third Friday of May, celebrating our wildlife and wild places.

 

“Endangered Species Day celebrates our declared national responsibility to our children and their children to save our vanishing wildlife and plants,” stated Leda Huta, executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition

NMAMA Names David Ploeger Of Los Alamos ‘Airport Manager Of The Year’

on May 19, 2017 - 10:54am

The New Mexico Airport Managers Association names David Ploeger of Los Alamos, center, Airport Manager of the Year. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

RUIDOSO—At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Airport Managers Association (NMAMA) May 10-12 in Ruidoso, Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger was named New Mexico Airport Manager of the Year.  

This award goes to the airport manager who does an outstanding job in managing the airport and advancing aviation safety at his/her airport.

Governor Announces 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

on May 19, 2017 - 7:51am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
PLACITAS — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge, which helps students maintain and improve their reading skills over the summer months when they aren’t in class.
 
“This is a great way to keep kids reading all year long – even when they’re not in school,” Martinez said. “Not only does the reading challenge prepare students to hit the ground running in the new school year – it’s also a fun way for them to learn more about our state.”
 
The New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is open to

Suit Seeks To Bar Rocky Flats Public Trails, Visitor Site

on May 19, 2017 - 5:36am
EPA News:
 
Groups from communities near the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant today sued the U.S. government for failing to comply with federal environmental laws in planning to build public trails and a visitor center at the former plutonium facility.
 
Filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, the litigation charges that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the site’s current manager, has not completed a required analysis of environmental risks and policy options.
 
Plaintiffs include the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, Candelas Glows, Rocky Flats Right to Know,

World Futures: SOCIETY ... Tools – Simplified – To Help The Human Existence And Reduce Production Overhead

on May 19, 2017 - 5:34am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute


The plow was invented around 3,500 B.C.E.  (3,500 B.C.) in Mesopotamia and China. Around 1,900 B.C.E., forged iron plowshares were being used. In 1785, the cast iron plowshare was invented and it was mass produced for the first time in 1839 by John Deere.  

Other machinery was invented to assist in seeding, threshing, and reaping all pulled by horses. Evolutionary devices mechanized these devices with the addition of engines to power them.

This description illustrates the development of tools to perform tasks

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