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Scenes From Toppers Soccer Match Against Huskies

on September 21, 2018 - 9:49am

The Topper Girls and Topper Boys played very strong soccer teams from Albuquerque, the Bosque Huskies in a double hitter this past Tuesday at Sullivan Field. The Topper Girls had the early game and created many offensive chances shooting 27 times against the huskies. Two found their way into the net in the second half: Valerie Li scored off a pass from Vianey Terrazas and Alyssa Parker scored from an assist from Alix Hailey. Leah Wolfsberg and Shelly Doyle did a good job controlling their ball from the back and distributing up to the offense.
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SGR And Chandler Host Trivia Night Fundraiser At Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. Today!

on September 21, 2018 - 8:56am
State Rep. and Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard and County Councilor and State Rep. candidate Christine Chandler for an exciting night of trivia, pizza, wings and libations. We hope to see everyone at the Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. at 650 North Mesa Road. Courtesy image

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $3.2 Million For Angel Fire Veterans’ Cemetery

on September 21, 2018 - 8:45am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a grant, totaling $3,215,760, to fund the establishment and construction of a state veterans’ cemetery in Angel Fire.
 
Currently, the nearest national cemetery to Angel Fire is Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is approximately 91 miles away. The lawmakers said the new cemetery will provide service to approximately 15,700 veterans and their families.
 
“This new cemetery

LAMC Supports Family Y Healthy Communities Mission

on September 21, 2018 - 8:40am

The Family YMCA 2018 Board of Directors includes front row from left, Past President Christina Sierk, John Whiteside, President Lou Santoro and Treasurer Chris Ortega. Back row from left, Elizabeth Bezzerides, Cheryl Sowder, Laura Crucet and Allison Majure. Not shown, Debbie Huling, Shay Kendricks, Matt Schmidt, Eric Vasquez and Janelle Vigil-Maestas. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/YMCA

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Family YMCA mission is to build individual, family and community strength by

NMSP Probe Bernalillo Police Shooting And Homicide

on September 21, 2018 - 8:35am
NMSP News:
 
The Bernalillo Police Department (BPD) asked the New Mexico State Police Sept. 3 to investigate a police shooting involving one of their officers.
 
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is investigating this shooting.
 
Preliminary information indicates around 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3, two BPD officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at the KOA Campground at 555 South Hill Road in Bernalillo.

Valles Caldera Van Tour: Fraser & Cathy Goff Sept. 30

on September 21, 2018 - 8:08am
Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff on a field trip driving through the Valles Caldera National Preserve Sunday, Sept. 30.
 
Participants will examine the volcanology and geothermal springs of the 1.25-million-year-old Valles Caldera. The tour is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and advance registration is required.
 
The field trip consists of six stops throughout the day. Attendees will park and meet at the Valle Grande Visitor Center promptly at 9 a.m.

Udall, Heinrich On Bill Prohibiting ‘Gag Clauses’ That Cause Consumers To Overpay For Prescriptions

on September 21, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the passage of the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act to put an end to the use of "gag clauses" by health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, an egregious practice that conceals lower prescription drug prices from patients at the pharmacy, causing consumers to needlessly overpay.
 
The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S.

Los Alamos County Airport Slated For New Fence

on September 21, 2018 - 7:59am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres stands beside the old barb wire fence, which will be replaced with a black vinyl chain link fence. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Airport has experienced a lot of improvements recently from environmental cleanup and new concrete pads by the Department of Energy to new County-owned hangars. Now, another upgrade is in the works: a new perimeter fence.

The 50-year-old barbed wire fence that runs along N.M.

League, PEEC And LAHS Prepare To Register Voters

on September 21, 2018 - 7:57am
COMMUNITY News:
 
To observe National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 25, the League of Women Voters will partner with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and send volunteer registrars to the Los Alamos Nature Center throughout the day.
 
Community members can visit the nature center 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m. to register to vote.
 
The registrars have all been trained at the County Clerk’s office and will have all the necessary information about voting. National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register voters.

Lujan Grisham Denied Entry To Conduct Unannounced Inspection Of USPS Facility In Albuquerque

on September 21, 2018 - 7:51am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, right, attempting to conduct an unannounced inspection Thursday of the USPS Five Points Post Office in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Sept. 20, after receiving numerous complaints from United States Postal Service (USPS) union representatives about mismanagement and poor working conditions at facilities and urging USPS Acting Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb to launch an investigation into the matter, U.S. Rep.

Live United With Los Alamos Chamber And UWNNM

on September 21, 2018 - 7:44am

UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter demonstrates where to place the Live United sticker near the license plate on his motorcycle as part of this year's annual fundraising activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Executive Director
UWNNM

Living United means choosing to improve your community by giving of yourself, and joining others to make an impact.

Together, united, we have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. Together, united, we harness the resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners.

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Voices Of Los Alamos Meeting With Ute Haker Sept. 24

on September 21, 2018 - 7:40am

Ute Haker will speak at Voices of Los Alamos meeting Sept. 24. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

 
Writer and historian Ute Haker, PhD, will provide an introduction to the National Popular Vote at the “Voices of Los Alamos” group’s monthly meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
 
The problem with the U.S. presidential elections is not the Electoral College as such but the state-based "winner-take-all" method of counting the popular votes to begin with.
 
The difference between the winner-take-all system awarding all of the participating states’ electoral

Meet & Greet For Elizabeth K. Allen 5-7 p.m. Today

on September 21, 2018 - 7:37am
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Elizabeth K. Allen, Erin Breneman, Treasurer.

SFNF: Black Canyon Campground Closes Sept. 24

on September 21, 2018 - 7:37am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Due to necessary maintenance, the Black Canyon Campground on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will close Sept. 24 for the season, which ends Oct. 9.
 
“Repair is needed to restore a faulty underground power line that helps provide electricity and water to the site,” Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker said. “If the line can’t be repaired or replaced by next season, our hope is to have generators in place.

Daily Postcard: Fall Scenes In Downtown Los Alamos

on September 21, 2018 - 7:31am

Daily Postcard: Scenes of fall spotted this week around downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Los Alamos Farmers Market Has Long History

on September 20, 2018 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes invites everyone to stop by the Information Booth to say hi, learn more about the market and maybe buy one of the colorful shopping baskets available at the booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
It's fall at the Los Alamos Farmers Market! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s been a tough year for northern New Mexico farmers, but you wouldn’t know it from the bounty available at the Los Alamos Farmers Market, or the warm welcome vendors extend to

Head2Head: Whose Side Are You On Anyway?

on September 20, 2018 - 5:06pm
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

One time, I was in a bar with some old friends. Suddenly, everyone was silent and a man, obviously a regular, raised his glass.

“You know what I love about this bar?” he queried.

As a group, the whole bar responded, “No yuppies!”

Obviously, this was a nightly ritual and I not only found it hilarious, it felt great to be part of the group, putting down a stereotypical uber-consumer of the type I often find annoying—for about a minute.

Atomic City Transit Adding Two Electric Buses To Fleet

on September 20, 2018 - 5:04pm
Atomic City Transit is adding two of these Proterra electric buses to its fleet. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The smell of black exhaust smoke pouring from the tailpipes of Atomic City Transit buses or the sight of transit drivers filling up bus gas tanks will one day be a thing of the past.

Atomic City Transit recently was awarded a Low-or No-Emission (Low-No) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The $1,859,370 grant will allow Los Alamos County’s transit department to purchase two electric buses as well as two charging

In And Around Town: Sept. 20

on September 20, 2018 - 5:02pm

 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 

THURSDAY, Sept. 20

Discussion of D.C. Statehood
Discussion of D.C. Statehood by League of Women Voters, 5 p.m. at the home of Becky Shankland, 6 Mariposa Court in White Rock, Non-League members also welcome. RSVP to Rebecca.shankland@gmail.com or 505.672.9106.
 
Friday Sept. 21

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary

On The Job In Los Alamos: Registering Voters

on September 20, 2018 - 4:14pm

On the job in Los Alamos is local resident Shelby Redondo, right, registering a student to vote this morning from her table on the campus of UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Governor Announces Construction Funding For The Angel Fire State Veterans Cemetery

on September 20, 2018 - 4:08pm
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that funding for the construction of the Angel Fire Veterans Cemetery has been formally approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
 
This funding will cover the cost of construction of the State Veterans Cemetery in Angel Fire.
 
“I’m pleased that we’ve secured full funding for the new State Veterans Cemetery in Angel Fire – this is great news for veterans and their families living in the northern part of our state,” Martinez said.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 20, 2018 - 3:48pm

Planning And Zoning Commission Meets Sept. 26

on September 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

Los Alamos Sign Back In Place Over Highway

on September 20, 2018 - 3:28pm

The missing Los Alamos road sign has been reinstalled at the bottom of Main Hill Road. A reader reported seeing someone hit the sign  with their boom truck the weekend of the Sept. 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo published Tuesday when part of the highway road sign was dented and missing the Los Alamos portion. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

World Futures: Governance Part 3

on September 20, 2018 - 3:16pm
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the previous column we explored governance in families, businesses, organizations that are subject to some external control, and one global entity that uses agreed governance but without external government control (the Internet). It now is useful to explore government and its role in governance.

Drawing from Wikipedia, government is a system or group of people governing an organized community. If you explore the definition in an array of sources, a precise definition becomes confusing and elusive.

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