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Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Coach Janecky Re-elected To USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee

on May 29, 2017 - 5:41pm

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Head Coach Loui Janecky

LASG News:

Loui Janecky, 36-year head coach and director at Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa, has just been re-elected to the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee.

As a member of the original USA Gymnastics Xcel committee, Janecky is one of the authors of the National Xcel Competitive Program. She represents Region 3, (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas), on the National Committee.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján On Memorial Day

on May 29, 2017 - 5:34pm

By U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján 
Memorial Day is very special to me. It is a day where we honor the brave men and women who have given their lives in service of our nation. When called upon to act, the courageous few have stepped up to defend our nation, and in turn, made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us. I cannot be more grateful and humbled by their sacrifice, and I thank them for their service.
 
Memorial Day is a time of reflection. While we enjoy spending time with family and friends, enjoying BBQs and good weather,  we must remember what this day is about.

Memorial Day In Los Alamos

on May 29, 2017 - 7:53am

Today's local Memorial Day Ceremony is 11 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Courtesy/parade.com

COMMUNITY News:

The Knights Columbus #3137 is hosting the local Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. today at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to eat lunch prepared by the ladies auxiliary at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May.It marks the unofficial start of the

Tribute To Russ Gordon Placed In Congressional Record

on May 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Russ Gordon with Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler after the reading of the ‘Tribute to Russ Gordon’ Friday at the Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park, which U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich placed in the Congressional Record. Chandler read the Tribute and presented Gordon with an official copy of the transcript, which he is holding. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

U.S. Sen.

President Trump Issues Memorial Day Proclamation

on May 28, 2017 - 6:47am

Memorial Day scene honoring fallen soldiers. Courtesy photo

White House News:

Memorial Day is our Nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free. It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation. On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.

This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America's entry into World War I.

Los Alamos Freshman Lillian Petersen Wins Third Place At Intel International Science And Engineering Fair

on May 28, 2017 - 6:41am

Lillian Petersen places third in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 14-19  in Los Angeles. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Topper Academy freshman Lillian Petersen competed May 14-19 in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, Calif. Petersen received a third place award for her project in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category. The title of Petersen’s award winning project is, America's Farming Future: The Impact of Climate Change on Crop Yields. Petersen was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Intel.

Also competing at the

Holy Fire From Jerusalem Arrives In Los Alamos

on May 28, 2017 - 6:17am
Father Silouan at the Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael, left, receives the Holy Fire May 17 from Father Theophan Mackey of St. Job of Pochaiv Christian Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
The Holy Fire from Jerusalem was transported from Alamosa, Colo., to Los Alamos in camping lamps set in buckets of sand by Father Theophan Mackey and Emrys Tennessen. Courtesy photo
 
The Holy Fire candle sits in front of the tabernacle at St. Job of Pochaiv Christian Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

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Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results From NASA’s Juno Mission Show Gigantic Turbulent World

on May 27, 2017 - 7:41am
Through the Juno mission, scientists are learning more about the largest planet in the solar system. NASA/JPL-CalTech/USGS Photo
 
NASA News: 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in the solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought.
 
“We are excited to share these early

Senators Tom Udall And Martin Heinrich Urge Trump Administration To Address Tourism Slump

on May 27, 2017 - 7:39am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, ahead of Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich called on the Trump administration to take concrete steps to address the reported decline in tourism to the United States as a result of President Trump’s hostile rhetoric and harmful travel policies, which have created the perception that the United States is not a welcoming place for foreign visitors. 

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Udall and Heinrich said that this “Trump effect” threatens to hurt the economy of the United States and of New Mexico, where

Heinrich To Highlight Community-Driven Economic Development, Meet With Veterans In Los Alamos

on May 26, 2017 - 6:47am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • Heinrich to discuss importance of national parks and small businesses, meet with local veteran groups

SANTA FE Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Los Alamos and Española. During his visit, he will make a special announcement about the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and host a discussion on the economic impact of New Mexico’s growing craft beer and wine industries to highlight new ways to diversify the local economy.

Heinrich also will meet with local

Three Los Alamos National Laboratory Teams Receive DOE Secretary Appreciation Awards

on May 26, 2017 - 6:45am

Dimitri Kusnezov (NNSA), Sara Del Valle, Paul Fenimore, Kirsten McCabe and LANL Charlie McMillan at the April 11 awards ceremony. Courtesy/LANL

Dimitri Kusnezov (NNSA) presents Kirsten McCabe and Paul Dotson with their awards during the April 11 ceremony. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Three teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory were the recent recipients of the Department of Energy’s Secretary Appreciation Awards for their exceptional contributions to the agency’s mission.

The Laboratory’s Ebola Task Force, Cancer Moonshot team and Technology Convergence Working Group were all recognized in

State And National American Federation Of Teachers Representatives Argue For Public Education Funding

on May 26, 2017 - 5:54am

STATE News:

In advance to the New Mexico legislature's special session, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements:

Randi Weingarten

“I am so honored to be in Santa Fe standing shoulder to shoulder with New Mexico’s educators and legislators who are making educational funding for our students- Pre-K through college a priority.

LAPD Strives For National Accreditation

on May 25, 2017 - 8:02am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Cpl. Jack Casias look through documents to meet the standards required for a national accreditation for the department. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com​

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts is knee-deep in the Department’s quest to be nationally-accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

As the LAPD Accreditation manager, Roberts has spent 22 months reviewing, rewriting and organizing some 800 pages of Department policies and procedures to bring them

Cange Testifies On EM’s FY-18 Budget Request

on May 25, 2017 - 7:44am

EM Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange

DOE-EM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified Wednesday on EM’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. In her testimony, Cange provided an overview of the EM program, key achievements in the past year and planned accomplishments to be achieved with EM’s request of approximately $6.5 billion, which marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade. 

“I am honored to be here today representing the over 20,000 men and women that carry out the

NNSA Releases FY18 Presidential Budget Request

on May 24, 2017 - 7:22am

Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.)

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released details Tuesday of its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request.

The President’s $13.9 billion FY 2018 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $1.0 billion – or 7.8 percent – above the FY 2017 Omnibus level, representing the Administration’s commitment to NNSA’s diverse missions: maintaining the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile; reducing the threat of

County Officials Attend Meetings In Washington, D.C.

on May 23, 2017 - 12:54pm

Los Alamos County officials, from left, Councilor James Chrobocinski, County Manager Harry Burgess, Councilor Rick Reiss and Council Chair David Izraelevitz attend meetings with members of the Congressional Delegation, DOE and other agencies to discuss County business this week in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Udall, Heinrich Urge Against NASA Funding Cuts

on May 22, 2017 - 10:20am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to support NASA’s Office of Education in the coming fiscal year despite a proposal by President Trump to eliminate the office, which works to inspire and educate students across the country to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
 
NASA’s Office of Education programs include the Space Grant College and Fellowship Program -- a competitive, state-federal partnership that functions through consortia in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the

EPA Urged To Prioritize Gold King Mine Cleanup

on May 22, 2017 - 8:48am
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham urged the EPA to fulfill the directive in the omnibus bill passed last week for Gold King Mine cleanup efforts.
 
The bill provides the EPA $4 million to implement a long-term water monitoring plan for areas impacted by the Gold King Mine spill.
 
The delegation asked that the EPA use these funds to support the Long-Term Monitoring Plan prepared by the

WalletHub: 2017’s Best Summer Vacation Spots

on May 22, 2017 - 6:52am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With summer approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017's Best Summer Vacation Spots to supplement its Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange studies.

To help travelers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 80 largest metro areas across 38 key indicators of budget- and fun-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to average price of a two-person meal.
 
Top 20 Summer Vacation Spots
 
 
1
Las Vegas, NV
 
11
Salt Lake City, UT
2
Los Angeles, CA
 
12

Udall Questions GAO, Administration Witnesses On ‘High Risk’ Designation For Indian Programs

on May 20, 2017 - 3:58pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has joined Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading an oversight hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent “High Risk” designation of programs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service.
 
Noting that Tribal communities “have long reported” management challenges and funding barriers at these agencies, Udall said that the GAO’s “High Risk” designation represents an “opportunity” for

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

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,

NNSA Hosts Bilateral Workshop On Radiation Measurement With Japan At Lawrence LLNL

on May 18, 2017 - 9:24am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) hosted a bilateral workshop with Japan May 2-5 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, Calif.
 
The workshop, which focused on radiation measurement, characterization, and protective actions for emergency preparedness and response, was the ninth meeting of the Emergency Management Working Group under the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation.
 
Jay Tilden, NNSA’s associate administrator for counterterrorism and counterproliferation,

Udall, Heinrich Urge Department Of Interior To Lift Sudden Suspension Of Public Land Advisory Groups

on May 18, 2017 - 9:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a coalition of Western Democratic senators in urging the Department of the Interior (DOI) to lift its sudden suspension of long-standing local committees and advisory boards that provide essential community input on public land management.
 
In response to reports that the Department of the Interior postponed all meetings for public resource advisory councils and committees (RACs) until September, the senators wrote to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking that he allow the RAC's to do the work their

Heinrich Marks National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 17, 2017 - 9:31pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week and recognize the important work of teachers in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
The resolution recognizes the roles and contributions of the teachers in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States. 
 
“In New Mexico and across the nation, teachers make a lasting impact on students,” Heinrich said.

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