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MODIS Images of Thompson Ridge Fire

on June 2, 2013 - 9:01am
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) images of the Thompson Ridge Fire as of about 11 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Courtesy/Bill Knight, Los Alamos

Posts Live from Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Introduction

on June 1, 2013 - 10:07am
Posts Live from Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
By ANN McLaughlin
On a spring day in 1958, a gangling young man perched atop the back seat of an open Chrysler Imperial as it rolled down 5th Avenue in New York.  Confetti and ticker tape swirled down. People packed the sidewalks and strained to catch a glimpse of him. He was not a visiting head of state, or a military hero, or a sports luminary. He was an American, he was a pianist and he had just won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

The Tchaikovsky Competition was conceived as a demonstration

Repair Work to Cause Temporary Closure of Bandelier's Alcove House

on May 31, 2013 - 10:44am
One of the ladders leading up the cliff to Alcove House, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

For months, the stonework of the kiva at Alcove House (formerly known as Ceremonial Cave) in Bandelier National Monument has become more and more unstable.


Recently that part of the alcove was fenced off as a temporary measure so visitors could go up the ladders and enjoy the rest of the alcove while staying clear of any rocks that might break off from the weakened kiva walls.

Column: Valles Caldera Faces Troubled Future

on May 31, 2013 - 9:27am
Column by TOM RIBE
Santa Fe

The beautiful Valles Caldera National Preserve atop the Jemez Mountains faces a troubled future if Congress doesn’t act soon.
This vast volcanic wild and beautiful place is often cited by visitors as “national park quality.” The legislation that created the Preserve in 2000 expires in 2020 and if congress does nothing, the Preserve will cease to exist as a protected place and will become general multiple use Forest Service land with no staff and virtually no protection of any kind.

How could this happen?

Luján Announces $180,000 in Economic Development

on May 31, 2013 - 8:08am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján


SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District has announced that the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District will receive $180,000 through the Economic Development Administration to assist with efforts to increase private capital investments and job creation in the region.

"A comprehensive strategy to promote economic growth is essential in the effort to attract businesses that can create jobs in the private sector," Luján said.

Governor's Former Campaign Manager Indicted on Computer Intrusion and False Statement Charges

on May 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI, announced that a federal grand jury has indicted Jamie Estrada, 40, of Los Lunas on computer intrusion and false statement charges.

The charges against Estrada arise out of the interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and members of her staff.

Counts one through 12 of the 14-count indictment allege that Estrada unlawfully intercepted wire communication intended for individuals who had e-mail


Navy Mom From White Rock Receives Tiger Wings

on May 29, 2013 - 4:34pm

Juanita Jebbanema (Dr. Jebb) receives her Tiger Wings from her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

A White Rock mom boards the USS John C. Stennis Aircraft Carrier in Hawaii and the VFA-14 "Tophatters" Squadron, known as the “The Oldest and Boldest” Naval Aviation Squadron, to be with her son as he comes home from an 18 month deployment.

Juanita Jebbanema better known at Los Alamos Public Schools as Dr. Jebb, met up with her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema from White Rock in Hawaii April 22, as the carrier docked port for a couple of days. 



Governor Appoints Jim Hall to State's IT Commission

on May 29, 2013 - 9:18am

Commissioner Jim Hall


Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed James Hall of Los Alamos to New Mexico's 15-member Information Technology Commission.

New Mexico's Information Technology Commission reviews and approves information technology plans and initiatives for the state.

"I look forward to working with the Information Technology Commission," Hall told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.

Memorial Day 2013 Observed at Guaje Pines

on May 27, 2013 - 9:59pm

Post Commander, LtCol Bill Cooper, USMC (ret) addressed the crowd gathered at Guaje Pines this morning for the Memorial Day event. Photo by James A. Mariner

Rev. John Carney speaking at this morning's Memorial Day event at Guaje Pines. Photo by James A. Mariner

Scouts salute during today's Memorial Day ceremony. Photo by James A. Mariner


“Remembering those who have lost their lives for their country and a special remembrance of Vietnam” marked the theme for today's Memorial Day community celebration at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

This year’s speakers include four living

President Pays Tribute to America's Fallen Heroes

on May 26, 2013 - 12:04pm

President Obama pays tribute to America's men and women in uniform. Courtesy/WH


WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.

The President said that America has always risen to meet and overcome its challenges because of their brave sacrifice, and asked all Americans to honor our fallen heroes and to stand with our veterans and military families as we come together this weekend.

Access audio of the address and video of the address