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Los Alamos Girls Golf Wins Third At State

on May 16, 2017 - 6:40am

Elizabeth Lockhart watches her putt on the 12th hole during the girls state golf championships May 8-9 at The Canyon Club at Four Hills golf course in Albuquerque. The Los Alamos High School girls golf team placed third at state. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Leah Mountain reads the green before her putt on No. 7. She finished with a 180 that tied her for fifth place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jessica Osden chips up on to the No. 6 green. Osden finished the tournament with a score of 174, which put her in fourth place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com ​

 

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LAPD Hosts Memorial Ceremony For Fallen Officers

on May 15, 2017 - 9:47pm
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone speaks at this morning's Memorial Ceremony for fallen officers. Similar ceremonies took place today across the country as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Cpl. Pete Garcia presents scrolls with the imprint of a name plate honoring the late Chief Gary Bequette to his daughters, Diana Bequette, left, and Laura Hughes. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Police Officers and Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero at this morning's Memorial Ceremony.

Study: Los Alamos County Ranks Among Best Places In New Mexico To Borrow Money

on May 15, 2017 - 7:15pm
SMARTASSET News:
 
Buying a home, going to college, and starting a new business are a few reasons why Americans take out loans.
 
We all know this, but did you know that there are places where it’s better to borrow money and easier to manage debt than others? These places generally offer a great cost of living relative to income and provide stronger legal protections for borrowers.
 
In its new study, SmartAsset dove into the numbers to uncover the best places to borrow money, and Los Alamos County ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.
 
For a look at how Los Alamos County

Los Alamos Boys Golf Team Earns Third At State

on May 15, 2017 - 7:13pm

Davis Johnson blasts out of the No. 8 sand trap; he shot a 181 and a 21 finish during the state golf championships May 8-9 at the The Canyon Club at Four Hills in Albuquerque. The boys golf team finished in third place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Logan Bishop tees off on No. 8; he finished with a 179 and tied for 18th place in the state golf championship. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 


Henry Poston reads the green on No. 2. Poston finished with a 174, which tied him to 12th place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Jacob Benelli chips to green No.

Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

on May 15, 2017 - 11:53am
J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC
 
EDUCATION News:
 
Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
 
The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital, and Santa Fe high schools.
 
The JROMC has awarded 217 scholarships and other awards totaling $513,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions

New Mexico Bank & Trust Recognized As A 2017 Forbes Best Bank In America

on May 15, 2017 - 11:42am
NMBT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF), has been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2017”.
 
In its annual review of the largest publicly traded banks and thrifts, Forbes ranked Heartland Financial USA, Inc. 44 th among a nationwide group of 100 leading banking organizations with assets ranging from under $8 billion to over $2.5 trillion.
 
“We are proud to be named among the best banks in America for 2017,” said Greg Leyendecker, President and CEO of New Mexico Bank & Trust.

Experts Expect Surge In Ransomware Attacks ... This Time Without ‘Kill Switch’

on May 15, 2017 - 8:56am

WannaCry image. Courtesy/systweak

HSNW News:

A second version of the disruptive WannaCry ransomware – a version which does not contain the “kill switch” used by a young security analyst to shut down many of last week’s cyberattacks – is set to be released by the same group of hackers.

Costin Raiu, of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, told Hacker News that his firm had already seen versions of the malware, which did not contain the website domain name used to shut down the program.

He later backtracked, saying this was not actually the case. 

Hacker News quotes other experts who warned it

Military Working Dogs Compete At Kirtland AFB

on May 15, 2017 - 7:26am
Military dog handler demonstrates attack. Courtesy photo

KIRTLAND AFB News:

 

Military working dogs at Kirtland are competing against various military and police canine units from around the state in a competition May 15-17.
 
The competition feature teams of canines and their handlers from departments ranging from the Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office to the 377 Security Forces Group. The first event begins with a patrol and control demonstration at 10 a.m. today.

The dogs will take part in various events over the two days of competition, finishing

Local Students Are National History Day Winners

on May 15, 2017 - 7:09am

All seven National History Day Club members won awards at the regional competition in Farmington. Standing in the back from left, Ruby Selvage, Miriam Wallstrom, Sydne Ashford, Kyler Parkinson and Liam Devlin. Kneeling in the front, from left, Sarah Shipley, Alex Ionkov and teacher Brent Collom. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Four local high school students won prizes at the state National History Day (NHD) contest April 28 in Albuquerque.

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