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Gallery Talk At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 6:33pm

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will host a gallery talk 6-8 p.m., Thursday, featuring several of the photographers showing work in the “So Far From Heaven” exhibit, which hangs in the Gallery until Saturday.

David Halpern, Wendy Young, Kirk Gittings and Jan Pietrzak will talk about their work and answer questions about both their processes and their inspirations.

Halpern has created a series of photographs showing Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison, following years of on-site photography.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Amendment To NDAA To Protect Elections From Foreign Interference

on June 24, 2019 - 6:26pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help protect our elections from foreign interference by requiring candidates, campaign officials and their family members to notify law enforcement if offered illegal assistance by a foreign national.
 
The NDAA is being debated on the Senate floor.
 
“Protecting our elections from foreign

LAESF: 116 Northern NM Students Receive $773,500 From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on June 24, 2019 - 5:56pm
Gold scholarship award winner Estrella Torres from Nambé Pueblo is interning in the Materials Science Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LAESF News:

Graduating seniors Estrella Torres of Pojoaque Valley High School, Zachary Ginn of Taos High School and Leina Gries of Santa Fe’s Desert Academy will head to college in the fall with an extra $5,000 per year in scholarships provided by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

These three recipients of the top-level $20,000 Gold Scholarship are among the 116 students in Northern New Mexico receiving 122 awards

Governor Appoints Two Tourism Commissioners

on June 24, 2019 - 5:41pm
Visit Albuquerque President & CEO Tania Armenta
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque and reappointed Belia Alvarez, Director of Community Relations for Heritage Hotels and Resorts, to serve on the Tourism Commission.
 
Armenta and Alvarez will each serve 7-year terms on the 7-person commission. With the appointment of Armenta and the reappointment of Alvarez, the Tourism Commission is now represented by three women, the most since 2013.
 
“Both Tania and Belia are incredibly dedicated professionals who

PEEC: Meet Adult And Baby Goats At Los Alamos Nature Center 6:30 P.M. Wednesday June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 5:36pm

Meet goats of all shapes and sizes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this evening of fun! Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to meet adult and baby goats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This Summer Family Evening program features Debbie Wood of Second Bloom Farm, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and their goats.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see goats up close, learn about how goat milk is used and hear about what goats need to live happily on the Pajarito

Read The Latest Letters To The Editor: Click ‘Opinion’

on June 24, 2019 - 5:14pm

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well.

Letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

Environmental Management Cleanup Forum June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 4:56pm

DOI: Climbing Opportunities With Interactive Maps

on June 24, 2019 - 4:53pm
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a series of interactive online maps designed to promote climbing and other recreational opportunities on BLM-managed public lands.
 
Developed in cooperation with Access Fund and Mountain Project, the maps allow individuals to easily plan exciting climbing experiences at sites around the western United States.
 
“The Trump Administration is committed to expanding and promoting the untold number of recreational opportunities for Americans to enjoy on public lands," said U.S.

SFCC: Automotive Technology Center Groundbreaking

on June 24, 2019 - 4:52pm

Governor Announces Ethics Commission Chair

on June 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced her sole nominee to the state Ethics Commission, who will serve as the commission’s chair, per state statute.
 
The Hon. William F. Lang is a well-respected jurist who worked in New Mexico law for nearly 40 years and continues to serve the community. He served three years as a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge, including a stint as Chief Judge, before serving as a District Court Judge for fifteen years, including five years as Chief Judge.
 
Before his time in the

FOSCA Hosts Cowboy Breakfast Sunday July 7

on June 24, 2019 - 4:35pm
This handsome boy is just one of the pets that will be available for adoption July 7 during the Cowboy Breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy/FOSCA
 
FOSCA News:
 
Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) will host the Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.
 
The menu includes, scrambled eggs, pancakes and bacon and sausage, as well as orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and younger.
 
To make this event even more of a “can’t miss” for individuals  and their families, FOSCA will also host

Obituary: Walter Henry Woodard March 17, 1936 – Nov. 18, 2018

on June 24, 2019 - 4:29pm

WALTER HENRY WOODARD March 17, 1936 – Nov. 18, 2018

Walter H. Woodard passed away on November 18, 2018 after experiencing many years of renal failure.

He lived in Harlingen, Texas since 2008. However, he was a familiar face at Los Alamos Medical Center for more than thirty years where he served as Chief Plant Engineer.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Suzanna F. Woodard; his sons: Kenneth B. Woodard, Arlin H. Gurley, Lee Gurley and Michael A. Gurley.  He also leaves behind many extended family members & friends too numerous to list.

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Enterprise Bank & Trust Hosts Reception For Seven Scholarship Recipients And Their Families

on June 24, 2019 - 1:49pm
Gathered for a special reception honoring scholarship recipients Thursday, from left, Enterprise Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Enterprise President - Los Alamos Region Liddie Martinez, EVHS students Amadeo Suazo and student Ryan Trujillo, PVHS student Haley Perez, LAHS students Phoenix Dendera and Anna Lemke and PVHS student Estrella Torres. Not pictured is McCurdy Charter School student Isaiah Trujillo. Courtesy photo
 
Enterprise Bank & Trust News:
 
The 2019 Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholars gathered Thursday, June 20 with their families and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholarship Selection

RCLC Meets At Española City Hall Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 1:38pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.

A. Call to Order Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.
a. Draft minutes for June7meeting (Tab 1)

E. Public Comment (20 min) 1:50-2:10 p.m.

F. Treasurers ReportTreasurer Peter Ives at 2:10 p.m.
a. Treasurers

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

County: Public Presentation On Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 Improvements Related To Hill Apartments Tuesday

on June 24, 2019 - 11:55am

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday on the Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 improvements associated with a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) state grant for pedestrian and ADA improvements, NMDOT pavement preservation project and “The Hill” Apartments Housing Development.

This presentation will take place during the County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The Council approved a resolution June 11 supporting an application for state funding assistance of these various projects through

LAPS: Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

on June 24, 2019 - 11:39am

LAPS News:

Online registration for kindergarten at Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools is now available through the Los Alamos Public Schools website.

Registration is an important step to ensure your student has a spot in an elementary school for the upcoming school year.

For more information on how to enroll, go to http://laschools.net/home/registration/.

Children who turn five before 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 15.

Direct questions to Sandra Osborn at

Obituary: Fred L. Ribe Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 11:15am

FRED L. RIBE Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019

Dr. Fred L. Ribe died at his residence at El Castillo in Santa Fe, June 19, 2019 following a long life of science, family, outdoor recreation and friendships. He would have been 95 in August.

Fred was born August 14, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Viola Crowell Ribe and Otto E. Ribe. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas then attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering before joining the US Navy during World War II.

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Hilltoppers 2019 Fall Sports Schedules Announced

on June 24, 2019 - 10:13am

Los Alamos High School football players take to the field in 2018. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Hilltopper Football Fall Schedule: 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23 at Espanola; 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30 Home v. Taos; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, Home v. Pojoaque; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at Bloomfield; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, Home v. Gallup; 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hope Christian; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Valencia; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, Home v. Santa Fe High; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at Home v. Capital; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1 at Del Norte.

LAHS boys soccer scene. Photo
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Udall, Heinrich Propose Amendments To Protect And Strengthen Nuclear Safety Board Oversight Mission In Major Defense Bill

on June 24, 2019 - 10:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have proposed three amendments to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major defense policy bill, to protect and strengthen the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (DNFSB) critical safety oversight mission at New Mexico’s Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.
 
The amendments filed by the senators to the NDAA would help ensure that the DNFSB continues to provide strong oversight to protect public health and safety, including the workers at New Mexico’s national security

Artists; Contributors Named For 2019 Governor’s Awards For Excellence And Lifetime Achievement

on June 24, 2019 - 9:54am
Nicolas Otero, Los Lunas artist, retablo Santo Nino de Atocha. Courtesy photo
 
Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo artist, clay scultpure, Special Girl. Courtesy photo
 
NMA News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Arts Commission announced Thursday the artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2019 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
 
“Art is intimately woven into the fabric of our great state,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Artists uplift us, inspire us and tell the stories that define us.
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NMFA Development Finance Programs June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 9:52am
NMED News:
 
The NMFA is an economic engine for New Mexico. Join a discussion with the organization and learn about financing opportunities for economic development and infrastructure projects, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26. Register here.
 
NMFA experts will use the discussion to deep dive into their programs including: New Markets Tax Credits, Local Government Planning, Public Project Revolving Loan Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Water Project Fund.
 
This is your chance to ask your questions and learn from the experts!

Upcoming Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events

on June 24, 2019 - 9:50am
 
SFSS News:
 
Here’s what’s happening this weekend and next during the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a staged reading of a new play based on Henry the Fourth; an open rehearsal; editing Shakespeare; and of course the ongoing community readings out loud.
 
Courage! To The Field!
7 p.m., Sunday, June 23
 
Courage! To the Field! is a new play written by Else C. Went.
 
Directed by Ariana Karp.
 
Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music.

NMED Launches Technology Transfer Assistance Grants

on June 24, 2019 - 9:47am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures.
 
The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to business startups.
 
“There is a substantial amount of research being done at the National Laboratories and Universities in New Mexico that can be commercialized,” said

New Mexico Libraries Offer Space-Themed Programs

on June 24, 2019 - 9:44am
Courtesy photo
 
NMSL News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Library has identified this year’s statewide Summer Reading theme,A Universe of Stories, to tie into the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
 
Public libraries around the state will be offering space-themed programs as well as offering incentives encouraging children, teens and adults to read all summer long.
 
Participating in a summer reading program has been proven to help students prevent the “summer slide” which is a significant drop in test scores between school years.

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