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LANL: Housing Sought For Incoming Summer Students

on February 22, 2019 - 7:56am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
Do you have a short-term rental available this summer?
 
As the summer student hiring campaign begins, the Laboratory expects a large number of summer students to be in need of temporary housing. If you have a short-term (3-6 months) rental available this summer, please submit a completed rental ad form to student-housing@lanl.gov.
 
 
Questions?

LAHS Choir In Concert With University Of Denver’s Lamont Chorale At Smith Auditorium Saturday

on February 22, 2019 - 7:47am
LAPS News:
 
Come hear Los Alamos High School’s Schola Cantorum in concert with University of Denver’s Lamont Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
Schola Cantorum is LAHS’s premiere mixed ensemble, having won state competitions twice, first in 2015 and again in 2017.
 
Los Alamos is the last stop on the Lamont Chorale’s tour of New Mexico, and they have already performed with Santa Fe and Albuquerque high school choirs.
 
The concert is free to attend and open to the public.

House Sends $7 Billion Budget Plan To Senate

on February 22, 2019 - 7:44am
The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy/SFNM
 
By ANDREW OXFORD
The state House of Representatives approved a $7 billion budget on Thursday, sending to the Senate a plan for the next fiscal year that would provide nearly half a billion dollars in additional funds for public schools but which Republicans say amounts to an outsize increase in government spending.
 
House Bill 2 would mark an 11 percent bump in New Mexico's budget, drawing on a surplus fueled by an oil and gas boom.

With Community’s Help ... Los Alamos Can Become Hockeyville USA!

on February 22, 2019 - 7:36am

LAHA News:

Fans of Los Alamos can help the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) make our community the next Hockeyville USA.

The association is participating in a contest, sponsored by Kraft, to show the Los Alamos ice rink embodies the spirit of Kraft Hockeyville USA with a grand prize of $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game.

With help from the Los Alamos Historical Society, the hockey association has prepared an entry story for the contest about the long, compelling history of hockey in Los Alamos, which dates to the days of the Los Alamos Ranch

Century Bank Provides Lunch To County Employees

on February 22, 2019 - 7:11am

Century Bank provided lunch for County employees Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site, as their way of saying ‘thank you’ to crews for their tireless efforts in fighting this winter’s snow storms. The Century Bank team of employees who set up and provided lunch are from left, employees Consumer Lender Paula Pena, VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton and Universal Banker Claudia Martinez, along with employees not pictured, Crystal Atencio and Daniel Maes. Courtesy/Los Alamos County Public Works Dept.

Home Country: Sometimes Love Can Be Little

on February 22, 2019 - 6:58am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES 
 
Steve was walking down the sidewalk the other day to get from the barber shop to where he’d parked his pickup. It was a nice kind of day. Chilly, of course, but not bolt-freezing cold.
 
His mind was on what he had to do that day. In addition to the usual ranch chores, he had to catch up the horses and give their hooves a mid-winter trim.
 
There are only a couple of horses shod at the moment, in case one is needed, and the others will get iron on them before the spring gather.
 
“Mister?”
 
Steve stopped and turned to see a girl about seven or

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 22

on February 22, 2019 - 6:53am
Angelica Montoya of Las Vegas, N.M., a Highlands University freshman, sings during a performance by the Vaqueros de Highlands University mariachi group Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
 
SFNM News:
 
Days remaining in the session: 22
 
Mandela visit: The grandson of the late South African president Nelson Mandela will appear Mondayat the state Capitol.
 
Ndaba Mandela, 36, will address a joint education committee of the state Legislature. A writer, he will be on his first visit to New Mexico.
 
House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams

Tales Of Our Times: Think Big, Think Again, Think Of Ways To Improve

on February 22, 2019 - 6:49am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Think Big, Think Again, Think Of Ways To Improve
 

 

A close look at modern institutions---such as big companies, big political parties and lobby groups---finds a most peculiar approach to self-promotion. The custom is so familiar we forget how really bizarre it is. The oddness is unmistakable when we see it on a human scale: A man walks up to you on the street, sticks out his hand with a smile and says, “Hi, my name is Joe. I’m perfect.”

 
You might hold back a laugh, hurry away or call the police.

Daily Postcard: Coyote Stands On Rock At Bandelier

on February 22, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A lone coyote peers down from his rocky vantage point at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King/NPS

NWS: Today’s High Near 36, Tonight’s Low Around 19

on February 22, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts a strong storm in Arizona that will transport deep layer moisture to western and north central New Mexico today, where moderate to heavy snow will fall. The heaviest snow will fall along the west slopes and higher peaks of the mountains. Today’s high near 36 in Los Alamos with a 90 percent chance of daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 19 with an 80 percent chance of new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

NWS: 1-3 Inches Of Snow Tonight & 3-7 Inches Friday

on February 21, 2019 - 8:32pm

The National Weather Service forecasts a 70 percent chance of snow tonight with wind gusts as high as 35 mph and a total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Friday’s high near 36 with a 90 percent chance of snow and a total accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

House, Senate Pass Competing Bills On Time Change

on February 21, 2019 - 8:18pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
If the moon turns blue or a million-to-one shot comes in, New Mexico legislators might be able to agree that time marches on.
 
But, chances are, the Senate and the House of Representatives would still have opposite views of what the clock should say.
 
Senators today voted 25-17 for a bill to permanently keep New Mexico on daylight saving time.
 
Members of the House earlier this week took a stand that's 180 degrees different. They voted 35-32 to exempt New Mexico from daylight saving time.

FBI Seeks Two Men Who Robbed Albuquerque Bank

on February 21, 2019 - 8:15pm

Anyone who recognizes this man is urged to call the FBI at at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

 

Anyone who recognizes the getaway truck is urged to call the FBI at at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

 

The second suspect who robbed the Bank of the West on 780 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE today in Albuquerque. Courtesy/FBI

 

FBI News:

 

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for two men who robbed Bank of the West, 780 Juan Tabo Blvd.

Chamber Business After Hours Tonight Canceled

on February 21, 2019 - 5:03pm

CHAMBER News:

Due to the forecasted winter storm warning, tonight's Chamber Business After Hours at the Los Alamos Medical Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Direct questions to Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.

Steinhaus On Education Agenda At Legislature

on February 21, 2019 - 4:55pm
Los Alamos High School student liaisons to the LAPS Board of Education on the floor of the House of Representaives Feb. 18, hosted by Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, center. Students include seniors Sonyia Williams and Priscilla Marquez and Juniors Justin Pena, Ogden Berry, Zoe Butler and Ethan Rushton. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus has been closely monitoring the New Mexico Legislature this session.

In And Around Town: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
 
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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
 
THURSDAY Feb. 21
 
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting
7 p.m. at the White Rock Public Library. The program is “Coming Soon to a Genealogical Problem Near You”, focusing on new resources and exciting new technology for family history research. The traditional no-host social dinner is  5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.
 
Talk On Race And Racism
Dr.

Edith Boulevard Rescheduled At Nature Center Feb. 24

on February 21, 2019 - 4:40pm

Deb Bluestone, left, and Clara Byom are the Abuquerque duo Edith Boulevard performing Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When two classically trained musicians who play a variety of instruments and have fallen in love with every kind of folk music came together, the result was Edith Boulevard. Edith Boulevard's January concert was cancelled because of bad weather. It's been rescheduled for Sunday Feb. 24. The eclectic folk/classical duo will perform on violin, viola, accordion, keyboard and clarinet

Charter School Moratorium Advances In House

on February 21, 2019 - 4:39pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
New Mexico moved a step closer Wednesday to halting the growth of charter schools.
 
The House Education Committee voted 10-3 for a bill that would place a moratorium on new charter schools from June 14 of this year until Jan. 1, 2022.
 
Freshman Rep. Jack Chatfield, R-Mosquero, joined the Democrats on the committee in voting for the moratorium. The proposal, House Bill 434, would not cap enrollment at New Mexico's 96 charter schools, nor would it seek to close any of them. They have a collective enrollment of more than 26,000.
 
But the

Los Alamos Hockey’s History Of Energetic Volunteers

on February 21, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos Ranch School students playing hockey on the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Hockey has been part of Los Alamos for more than 100 years.

One of the most iconic historic pictures in the community’s history is of a match at the Los Alamos Ranch School, with the students at the prestigious all-boys prep school playing hockey on a pond—in shorts, which they wore year ‘round. The Los Alamos History Museum proudly displays a set of hockey shin guards from those active boys.

Los Alamos, of course, is most famous as

House Advances Bill Modernizing New Mexico’s Voter Registration System, Moves To State Senate

on February 21, 2019 - 3:49pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE A bill to modernize the process how New Mexicans register to vote or update their voting registration was passed by the House on a 44-22 vote, Tuesday night.
 
“Automatic voter registration is a common sense approach that opens access to voting which in turn improves our democracy,” said Natalie Tennant, Manager for State Advocacy at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

CDD Building Department Earns National Accreditation

on February 21, 2019 - 9:07am
Front row from left, Kellee Fernandez of IAS, left, holds up the IAS accreditation plaque along with the Community Development Department building staff, which includes Chief Building Official Michael Arellano and Lenora Maes. Back row from left, Building staff David Martinez, left, Adrienne Lovato, Larry Valdez, Michael Marquez, Department Director Paul Andrus and Joe Dudziak. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Community Development Department (CDD) achieved a major milestone.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 22

on February 21, 2019 - 9:02am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend Community Development Department and Public Works Department tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at various County locations.

A quorum may be present; however no action will be taken.

Mysteries Of Los Alamos Explored In New Podcast

on February 21, 2019 - 8:55am
Courtesy image
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Something weird and creepy is going on in Los Alamos and it’s not mysteriously appearing potholes ... it’s Secret City Files Podcast.

Since its launch in October the podcast, produced by three young Los Alamos writers, has been creeping out listeners with tales featuring mysteries and secret lore from Los Alamos and northern New Mexico. The podcast is more than halfway through its first season. It broadcasts every two weeks. All the episodes can be downloaded, not just the current one.

Aria and Matt

Udall Calls For Infrastructure Improvements To Bolster New Mexico Border Economies

on February 21, 2019 - 8:50am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall questioned transportation leaders on opportunities for infrastructure improvements at ports of entry during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing titled “America’s Infrastructure Needs: Keeping Pace with a Growing Economy.”
 
As a member of the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees, Udall has long championed strong federal investment to improve infrastructure and technology throughout New Mexico, including along the U.S.-Mexico border, which would bolster economic development in New Mexico’s border

Rep. Melanie Stansbury Introduces Bill To Address Albuquerque’s Homeless Crisis

on February 21, 2019 - 8:44am

Rep. Melanie Stansbury Introduces Bill to Address Albuquerque’s Homeless Crisis. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-Albuquerque) held a press conference with community organizations, advocates and officials from the City of Albuquerque to announce the introduction of House Bill 657—an Affordable Housing Study bill—which would support the development an evidence-based framework for addressing homelessness in Albuquerque and across the state.

With strong bi-partisan support, HB 657 is co-sponsored by 23 legislators, including most of the Representatives from the

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