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UNM-LA Student Center Brimming With Activities

on December 9, 2018 - 2:44pm

UNM-LA held Student Services Walk-in Hours 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center. Assisting at the booth are Financial Aid Officer Jenny Doran, left, and Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Rademacher. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA held its Winter Culteral Gathering Thursday in the Student Center, which included a potluck celebration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Del Norte Credit Union Supports Breakfast With Santa

on December 9, 2018 - 2:31pm

Matt Waldschmidt of Del Norte Credit Union, left, presents a check to Kiwanian Morrie Pongratz in support of the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa Saurtday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

FBI: Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

on December 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

FBI News:

 

ALBUQUERQUE Ryan Schorr, 28, of Albuquerque has pled guilty in Federal Court to robbing two branches of US Bank in New Mexico in September and October 2017.

 

The FBI arrested Schorr in April 2018, for robbing the US Bank at 2015 Eubank Blvd., Sept. 21, 2017, and robbing the US Bank at 3801 Isleta Blvd., Oct. 3, 2017.  

 

According to court documents, Schorr robbed both banks by giving a handwritten note to the bank teller stating that he had a gun and was demanding money.

 

FBI agents located Schorr with the help of witnesses who were able to identify Schorr in

Bill Hudson Memorial Swim/Dive Invitational Results

on December 9, 2018 - 2:16pm
Orion Henderson, right, and Andy Corliss finished 1-2 for the Toppers in the 500 free and qualified for state. Courtesy photo 
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams dominated the 4th Annual Bill Hudson Memorial High School Invitational recently at the Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos.
 
Senior co-captain Jillian Bennett won the 100 breast for Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
 
More than 300 competitors from 15 teams participated in the meet. The LAHS boys scored 695 points, outdistancing second place St Pius with 220. Los Lunas was third with
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DOJ: Most Violent Offenders Released From State Prison In 2016 Served Less Than 3 Years

on December 9, 2018 - 2:15pm
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than half (57 percent) of violent offenders who were released from state prison in 2016 served less than three years before their release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics has announced. About 1 in 25 violent offenders served 20 years or more before their release.
 
These findings are based on prisoner records from BJS’s National Corrections Reporting Program and reflect 2016 releases.

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am

The public gathers Saturday night at the Municipal Building to watch the County's annual holiday tree lighting. The festive event included a photo booth, refreshments and holiday music performed by Coro de Camara. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

It was a full house Saturday night at the Municipal Building. The crowd waits to see the lights shine on the holiday tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Incoming Los Alamos County Councilors Randall Ryti and Sara Scott, right, join Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, who recently was elected Dist.

Fr. Glenn: ‘Tis the Season

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks for all those in the community who helped us at IHM with our Angel Tree drive this year—that annual drive for gifts for underprivileged children. We had a LOT of requests, but each year the parish and the community demonstrate their generosity of heart. My worry is always that, on Christmas morning, a glistened-eyed mother might have to report: “Johnny, here’s your present. But, I’m sorry, Mary, Santa ran out of toys.” And hearts break and tears flow.

Sipapu Hosts Stefan Seigman Memorial Race

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am

Scene from Sipapu Ski Resort. Photo by John Paul Bradley/Sipapu Ski Resort

Scene from Sipapu Ski Resort. Photo by John Paul Bradley/Sipapu Ski Resort

SKI News:

Sipapu Ski Resort received 4 inches of fresh snow over the past 24 hours, bringing its season total to 42".

The ski resort is opening more and more terrain, including additional features in its terrain park.

Saturday and Sunday, Sipapu is hosting the Stefan Seigman Memorial Race on Rolling Rock trail.

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County Notice Of Possible Quorum Dec. 19

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am

NMHU: Rodgers Hall Renovation Contract Awarded

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am
Historic Rodgers Hall by Sean Weaver/Highlands University
 
Baker Architecture & Design. Courtesy photo
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS The New Mexico Highlands Board of Regents awarded the primary construction contract for the historic Rodgers Hall renovation to Franken Construction Company at a public hearing Nov. 19.
 
Over the years, Franken Construction of Las Vegas has completed historical renovations at Highlands such as the award-winning McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building that was finished in 2016 for the Media Arts and Technology Department.
 
“The total construction contract

State Farm: Winter And Holiday Driving Safety Tips

on December 9, 2018 - 8:32am
SAFETY TIPS:
 
This holiday season, roads are extra busy with shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers traveling to social events to see family and friends. Add to that some bad weather and you have a recipe for distractions and possible car crashes.
 
It also is the season to remain vigilant about the dangers of winter driving and aggressive holiday drivers.
 
Remember these key winter road condition and holiday driving safety tips from from State Farm®:
 
  • Slow down. Bridges and overpasses freeze first, so take it slow and avoid sudden changes in speed or direction. 
  • Keep windows clear.

Daily Postcard: Four Pinyon Jays Flock Together

on December 9, 2018 - 8:31am

Daily Postcard: Four Pinyon Jays are spotted hanging out together Friday in a tree on Furtura in White Rock. Photo by Pat Kestell

IHM Places First In WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade

on December 8, 2018 - 10:22pm

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church float is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The 2018 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade judges are Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joanie Ahlers, left, and Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. County Councilor Morrie Pongratz announces the floats. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

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Santa Claus Spotted At CB FOX Today!

on December 8, 2018 - 5:19pm
Santa Claus was on hand today to hear Christmas wishes at CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out the ornaments today at CB FOX. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Santa chats with a young visitor while grownups look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Affordable Art And Sing-A-Long Carols At Fuller Lodge

on December 8, 2018 - 5:16pm
Local musicians lead a holiday sing-a-long today at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center is brimming today with affordable holiday gifts and shoppers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Manager Amy Bjarke shows a customer the variety of jewelry available for purchase during the Affordable Art show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Two feathered friends at the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From 2018 Earth Treasures Show

on December 8, 2018 - 5:13pm
The 50th Annual Earth Treasure Show is open until 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Masonic Temple at Canyon Road and 15th Street. These fossils were among the earth treasures on display today. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Geodes await splitting at the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Sparkling stones. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Checking out the displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Showing off a new purchases. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

State Central Committee Elects Pearce RPNM Chair

on December 8, 2018 - 5:05pm

Newly elected RPNM Chairman Steve Pearce

STATE GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE  RPNM Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi congratulated incoming chairman Steve Pearce, who was elected today by an overwhelming margin at a State Central Committee meeting in Albuquerque. 
 

“I congratulate my friend Steve Pearce on his win in the chairman’s race. Our party is in capable hands under his leadership and we will be positioned to succeed thanks to his extensive experience in management and New Mexico politics,” Cangiolosi said.

Scenes From Breakfast With Santa This Morning

on December 8, 2018 - 2:47pm
Youngsters pose for a photo with Santa at Breakfast with Santa thisd morning at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rita Zamora of Del Norte Credit Union, left, and Kiwanian Linda Daly welcome guests this morning to Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Families gather for Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Members of Los Alamos High School Key Club serve juice. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Families wait in line to have their picture taken with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J.

Scenes From 25th Annual Crèche Show

on December 8, 2018 - 10:01am

The 25th Annual Crèche Show is underway until 4 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. The community is invited to view Nativities from around the world free of charge. The event includes a ‘touching table’ for the very young and an area where children can have their picture taken dressed as Joseph and Mary. Christmas music and light refreshments also will be provided at the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bishop Joshua Miller and event co-chair Marilyn Ramsey greeting community members Friday afternoon.

Udall, Beyer Introduce Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act To Safeguard America’s Biodiversity

on December 8, 2018 - 8:45am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2018 to protect and restore fish, wildlife, and plant species, in particular, those that are at risk to habitat loss and fragmentation--a major factor in species decline and extinction.
 
The legislation establishes a National Wildlife Corridors Program to ensure that species are able to move between habitats by improving data use and collection and enhancing interagency and regional collaboration.  
 
The

Learn How To Live Allergy Free At Seminar Dec. 20

on December 8, 2018 - 8:43am
AllerPops founder Cliff Han hosts a seminiar on alleviating allergies Dec. 20 at projectY. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Are your allergies making you miserable? Cliff Han, PhD, will offer a seminar 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in projectY, where allergy sufferers will learn how to gain control over their allergies, improve their overall health and enjoy life more.
 
Han is the inventor of AllerPops, a prebiotic lollipop that gives lasting allergy relief.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $1.29 Million To North Central Regional Transit District From DOT

on December 8, 2018 - 8:39am
NCRTD News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $1.29 million grant to New Mexico to fund improvements to the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) in Española.
 
The award, which comes through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants program, will enable North Central RTD to build a maintenance facility, standalone vehicle wash bay, and fueling station.
 
“The North Central Regional Transit District is

Lauderdale And Gomez Play Fuller Lodge Dec. 30

on December 8, 2018 - 8:36am

MUSIC News:

Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale will join his friend Max Gomez on Max’s return to Los Alamos Sunday, Dec. 30. Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body of work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement.

SFCC And SFHEC Announce Winter Break Closures

on December 8, 2018 - 8:36am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Winter Break from Sunday, Dec. 16 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.
 
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available during this time. Snow removal and grounds maintenance will not be operational during this time. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
 
The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road)

LAHS Winter Dance Show Wednesday Dec. 12

on December 8, 2018 - 8:19am

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