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Audio Exclusive: Alex Kirk Signs With Professional Team In Japan

on July 19, 2017 - 3:43pm
Former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo Alex Kirk will continue his professional playing in Tokyo, Japan this fall. Courtesy/Alex Kirk
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Playing basketball and visiting different countries for a living is a dream come true for White Rock native Alex Kirk. The former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo will continue his professional playing career with Toyota Alvark Tokyo in Japan this fall.

State Transportation Commission To Meet In Milan

on July 19, 2017 - 3:04pm
SANTA FE  The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting 8:30 a.m., Thursday, July 20, at the NMDOT District Six Auditorium in Milan, N.M.  
The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. 
The agenda is available on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website or by calling 505.827.5258.

Celebrating Your Public Lands: 'Made In America' Week

on July 19, 2017 - 12:56pm
BLM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Bureau of Land Management joins the Department of the Interior in celebrating the Trump Administration’s “Made in America” Week through July 22.
With responsibility for managing more than 10 percent of the nation’s land and 30 percent of its subsurface minerals, the BLM supports American-made goods and services in many ways.
“The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, while providing opportunities for economic growth as well as traditional uses such as ranching, mining, logging, energy development as well as recreational

Secretary Zinke On Idaho’s Craters Of The Moon; Washington’s Hanford Reach National Monuments

on July 19, 2017 - 10:15am

USDI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced July 13 that Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and Hanford Reach National monument in Washington are no longer under review and the Secretary will recommend that no modifications should be made to the monuments.
The monuments were under review in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, 2017, executive order. The recommendation comes after review of public comments and conversations with stakeholders.
“When the President and I began the monument review process we absolutely

LANL: Simulation Reveals Universal Signature Of Chaos In Ultracold Reactions

on July 19, 2017 - 8:26am

A two-dimensional slice of the potential energy surface for the K + KRb reaction. The reaction proceeds from right to left. In the intermediate region a deep well is clearly visible which leads to chaotic motion. Image courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Findings have implications for quantum computing, other technologies

Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and quantum

Meet Jeff Apodaca, Democrat For Governor In Los Alamos At Bathtub Row Brewing July 30

on July 19, 2017 - 8:17am
Los Alamos
Your first beer in on us! Come join us to discuss New Mexico's current and future policies. 

Jeff Apodaca will be in Los Alamos 4-5:30 p.m., July 30 to share his vision for New Mexico. He will speak at 4:15 p.m. and your friends are welcome. Please add their names to your RSVP form. We are happy to send them their own invite as well.

For those interested in sponsoring this event and meeting with Jeff earlier, please contact us directly. 

Hosted by Kelly Myers and Molly Cernicek. RSVP by July 20. Click to RSVP.

State Film Office: ‘Icebox’ Shooting In New Mexico

on July 19, 2017 - 8:00am


SANTA Fe – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the independent feature “Icebox” produced by Icebox Productions, LLC will begin principal photography July through early August in Albuquerque and Española.

“We welcome ‘Icebox’ to New Mexico. In addition to the economic impact for crew and vendors, ‘Icebox’ will employ 40 New Mexicans in principal roles. That is testament to the deep talent pool of actors we have here in our state,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

The production will employ 80 New Mexico crew members, 40

Udall, Heinrich Fight To Protect Immigrant Survivors Of Domestic Violence, Demand Victims Not Be Targeted

on July 19, 2017 - 7:43am


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly expressing their serious and growing concern that DHS personnel have taken steps to erode longstanding protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes, undermining the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Trafficking Victim Protection Act (TVPA), and other state and federal laws enacted to protect survivors.

“Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and