The scene at about 10:45 a.m. today of a Los Alamos County sand truck treating the Main Hill Road. A sand truck also was spotted at work on N.M. 4 this morning between White Rock and the Truck Route. It is cold out, snow continues to fall and traffic is moving slowly around town. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene at about 11 a.m. today near the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene at about 11:45 a.m. today along Central Avenue in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Due to inclement weather, the UNM-Los Alamos campus will close at 1 p.m. today.
All live/in-person courses are canceled.
Online and remote operations continue as scheduled.
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A major winter storm is underway bringing rain, snow and a wintry mixture of weather across the state. Snow will favor the northern mountains and northeast plains while rain changing to snow favors western and southern New Mexico. Areas of sleet and freezing rain also will be possible across portions of east central and southeast New Mexico. Travel impacts are expected to worsen so be sure to check the latest road conditions on nmroads.com or call 511 if you must travel! Courtesy/NWS
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The new home of the Christian Science Reading Room under renovation Sunday at 800 Trinity Dr., Suite G. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Christian Science Society News:
Activities will resume at the new church home of the Christian Science Society and Christian Scientist Reading Room at 800 Trinity Dr., Suite G in Mari Mac shopping center once renovations are complete and state and local social distancing guidelines allow.
In response to social distancing requirements, and until the facility is renovated, in-person services and meetings are suspended. Anyone who
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JOSE “JOE” ERNESTO HERNANDEZ Nov. 7, 1941 – Oct. 17, 2020
Jose “Joe” Ernesto Hernandez, age 78, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020
He was born in El Paso, TX on November 7, 1941, to Jose and Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez. He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Hernandez; mother, Consuelo ‘Lupe’ Hernandez.
Joe is survived by his most beloved wife, Elvira “Daisy” Hernandez of Rio Rancho, NM; sons, Darrek (Susan) Hernandez of Tucson, AZ; Kenny (Katharine) Hernandez of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Trisha Ballweg of Stevens Point, WI; sister, Yolie Franco of El Paso,
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The LAHS Eco Club recently conducted an interview of the six candidates running for Los Alamos County Council about their environment policies, and shared their write-up of the interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy/LAHS Eco Club
By the Los Alamos High School Eco Club
The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Eco Club has been working on a project to interview the six County Council candidates on environmental issues that are important to our community
The first question for the candidates (Denise Derkacs, David Reagor, James Rickman, Rodney Roberson, Aaron Walker and Sean Williams) was
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JJAB Executive Director Lisa Zuhn
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos
Lisa Zuhn, executive director of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, spoke at Kiwanis (via Zoom) Oct. 20, describing JJAB’s successful adjustment to a major societal problem—the coronavirus pandemic.
Zuhn Joined a Vital Organization
Zuhn became executive director of JJAB about 18 months ago after serving as the organization’s “court administrator.” She is a native New Mexican (“born in Albuquerque and raised in the Jemez Mountains”), with a degree in hospitality and tourism services from New Mexico State
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By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation
A recent report from the Pew Center determined that New Mexico had the fourth highest volatility in tax revenue collection over the past 20 years. Unsurprisingly, the study cited reliance on oil and gas revenues as the likely cause of this volatility. What the study didn’t consider was the fact that New Mexico’s misguided economic policies actually reinforce our reliance on oil revenues.
Over the years New Mexico has developed mechanisms like the “rainy day fund” and permanent funds (these are two different things) to help smooth the ups and
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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 828 New Cases, Total Now At 41,863 With 2 New Deaths And 20,837 Patients Recovered
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 828 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Los Alamos County has another new case bringing the total to 43 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.
Today’s update includes 2 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:
- 156 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 42 new cases in Chaves County
- 12 new cases in Cibola County
- 32 new cases in Curry County
- 206 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 39 new cases in Eddy County
- 1 new case in Grant County
- 5 new cases
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The Hill Stompers performing at a Summer Concert in 2018. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Twenty years ago in October 2000, the Hill Stompers held its first rehearsal around the pool table in the basement of one of its first members … and the rest, as they say, is history.
Their first gig was the 2000 Holiday Lights Parade where they played Washington Post and a handful of Christmas tunes.
Throughout the last two decades the Hill Stompers has grown from 15 to 45 fun-loving musicians and dancers. While decked out in tutus, feathers and sequins, they have entertained crowds
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By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor / Branch Manager, Raymond James
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
Founder, Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLC
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to prepping for tax season.
The tax code can be a labyrinth to navigate. Nevertheless, taking action now – while you, your financial advisor and accountant have time to think through the possibilities and maximize your 2020 tax savings – could be more than worth the effort.
Consider adding one or more of these four tax-mitigating moves to your capital gain/loss harvesting and year-end charitable giving:
Forty-five percent of the LANL’s female workforce is Latina, including from top left, Elaine Martinez, logistics maintenance; Crystal Alarid, safe-deployed security; Sara Del Valle, information systems and modeling; and Elaine Cordova, classified systems service. Courtesy/LANL
- Surveyed readers rank top 50 companies for Latina training, mentorship, retention and promotion
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. LANL ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data.
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SANTA FE — New Mexico has been awarded two federal grants: $6 million from the Department of Justice to support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants and other drugs of abuse, and $3.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address the growing behavioral health needs of the homeless and justice-involved population impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced Friday.
“These two grants will help the state and local providers respond to the pressing behavioral health needs of so many New Mexicans who are facing difficult
Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the north parking lot in Central Park Square. The concert features Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet, percussionist George Price, SaxAtomix and LACW Director Ted Vives on trombone with pianist Julian Chen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet performs Saturday afternoon in the Los Alamos Community Winds concert in the parking lot in Central Park Square. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the parking lot in Central Park
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Sacred Wind Communications Awarded $6M USDA Grant, Continues To Create Partnerships To Connect New Mexicans
GRANTS — The USDA has awarded Sacred Wind Communications a grant in the amount of $6,152,235 as part of their latest Reconnect Grand Award series.
The grant funding will allow Sacred Wind to provide fiber to home service in one of the most sparsely populated parts of the state. Sacred Wind’s proposed network will have 271 miles of fiber passing 1,425 premises, including residences, businesses and essential community facilities.
“We’re honored to have received funding from the USDA to continue connecting New Mexicans with higher speeds and increased accessibility,” said John Badal,
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