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UNM-LA Instructor Presents Paper On Women In Apocalyptic Fiction

on February 21, 2018 - 7:31am

Dr. Renae Mitchell at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) instructor Dr. Renae Mitchell was honored as a Fellow at the 39th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference Feb. 7-10 in Albuquerque.

Mitchell, an instructor in the English & Humanities Division at UNM-LA, was invited to present her paper, “Reinvented Mothership: The Revolution of Maternity in Apocalyptic Fiction.” 

The SWPACA, or SouthWest Popular and American Culture Association, is an annual academic conference held in Albuquerque, focused on various aspects of literary, film,

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Chris Carson Talks On A History Of Los Alamos Schools At UnQuarked Tonight

on February 21, 2018 - 7:29am
The community is invited to hear a School Talk by Chris Carson, A History of Los Alamos Schools. The talk is 5-6 pm today at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Courtesy image

FBI: Armed Man Robs Wells Fargo In Pojoaque

on February 21, 2018 - 7:03am

Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

An armed man robbed Wells Fargo Tuesday afternoon in Pojoaque.

The suspect is described as approximately 5'7" tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He wore a dark ski mask, dark jacket, gloves and a dark pair of pants with a checkered pattern.

At approximately 3:02 p.m., the suspect entered the bank at 3 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Fe, and displayed a handgun.

He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the bank.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the

Cookie Plate Challenge Underway In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2018 - 6:41am

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has revived its annual Cookie Plate Challenge. They encourage community members to bake a plate of cookies for someone, snap a photo and send it to C’YA. Tell them about your recipient and then challenge a friend or co-worker to do the same. If you don't like to bake, they ask that you consider donating $5 to their program. The C’YA Board of Directors has been challenged in the first round including Claire Swinhoe, Pauline Powell Schneider, Megan Pfeffer, Karen Greenfield and Valerie Harris. Send photos to cya.org@att.net. C’YA provides free elementary

Santa Fe National Forest Hiring Vets For Fire Duty

on February 21, 2018 - 6:34am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest seeks to hire five Veterans to form a crew in support of wildland fire operations for three or more months beginning in May.
 
Duty location is the Pecos District Ranger Office in Pecos, and work will primarily be in support of the hazardous fuels program. VIWF crew members will earn Federal Civil Service pay and benefits at the GS-3 pay grade, and receive crew housing if needed.
 
The Santa Fe National Forest’s Veterans in Wildland Fire (VIWF) – Hazardous Fuels Program 2018 is an opportunity for

United Church Of Los Alamos Mexico Mission Auction In March

on February 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Members of the United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Church will travel to Mexico during spring break to build homes for the poor. Courtesy/UCLA
 
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos is seeking donations for its Mexico Mission community auction in March.
 
Adults from the United Church and the Unitarian Church will build homes during spring break for the poor.
 
Items can be brought to 2525 Canyon Road.
 
Requests may be made for pick up of large items. For information, call 505.662.2971.

National Organization For Women PAC Endorses Deb Haaland For Congress

on February 21, 2018 - 6:18am
 

The National Organization for Women PAC has announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. Courtesy photo

 

NOW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Momentum continues to build as the National Organization for Women PAC (NOW) announced its endorsement of Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.
 
NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminists in the country. Haaland is an active and ardent supporter of NOW and its mission and will be a forceful voice for women in Congress.

Venue Change For Olions Spring Musical: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’

on February 21, 2018 - 6:03am

OLIONS News:

Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L? The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Society proudly presents, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!”

The community is invited to watch (and perhaps join the spellers with an audience participation opportunity) as the contestants try to spell their way to victory and learn a little bit about their wacky lives with some E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y songs.

Note Venue change: Performances will be in the LAHS Blackbox at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 14-18, 22-23 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Read Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on February 21, 2018 - 5:48am

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page 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.

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Daily Postcard: Deer Grazes On Walnut Street

on February 21, 2018 - 5:35am

Daily Postcard: Deer grazing Saturday near a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

NNSA: Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Confirmed As DOE Under Secretary

on February 20, 2018 - 3:54pm
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty
 
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
 
Once she is sworn in to the position, Gordon-Hagerty will be responsible for the management and operation of NNSA, in support of Secretary Perry and President Trump’s nuclear security agenda.
 
“We are excited to welcome Lisa to the DOE team following her confirmation,” Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said.

LAMTA/UNM-LA Spring Piano Recital Sunday

on February 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, right, with LAMTA pianists and their teachers in October 2017. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News:

In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Fifteen students from the age of 8 through 14 will be

Utility Tree Trimming In Western Area

on February 20, 2018 - 3:17pm

COUNTY News:

Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees from around power lines in the Western Area neighborhood of Los Alamos. 

Crews will start on Trinity Drive, Fairway and Sandia, working through the Western Area.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the

Sipapu Gets 10 Inches Of Powder With More Coming

on February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
VADITO Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos, received 10 inches of fresh powder overnight with additional snow in the forecast this week.
 
Again, Sipapu leads the state for the second time in five days with the most fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours!
 
Sipapu is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 22 trails, two terrain parks, and four lifts turning.
 
 
On Feb. 24, Sipapu and the Santa Fe Ski Team invite skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the

More Scenes From Swimming And Diving Competition

on February 20, 2018 - 12:52pm

Sara Shiina and team members at the start of the 200 yard medley relay. This was the first event the 'Topper swim team competed in during the 2018 New Mexico Activities Association Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. The girls' team finished in sixth place and the boys' team finished in ninth place. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Sara Shiina swims the backstroke in the 200 yard medley relay. The girls finished in seventh place in this event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jillian Bennett swims the breaststroke in the
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MOWW Meeting Tonight Is Canceled!

on February 20, 2018 - 11:50am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the Military Order Of The World Wars scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
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Hand Precision Machining, LLC Celebrates 25 Years

on February 20, 2018 - 10:52am

Robert Hand, founder of Hand Precision Machining LLC celebrates the success of his first 25 years in business Monday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Hand Precision Machining LLC staff are celebrating the company's 25th anniversary this week at their 127 Eastgate Road location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Enjoying a celebration lunch at Hand Precision Machining LLC Monday, from left, Bryce Templeton, Steven Hand and founder Robert Hand. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Robert Hand and his staff at Hand Precision Machining, LLC, celebrated their

Public Meeting: Camp May Water Pipeline March 1

on February 20, 2018 - 10:51am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Officials with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invite interested persons and organizations to a public meeting on the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project as part of the environmental assessment process.

The meeting is 6 p.m. March 1 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University in Los Alamos.

Representatives from Los Alamos County will explain the project and answer questions.

Designed to extend potable water service to the facilities at the Pajarito Mountain Ski area, the project will provide sufficient water for recreational snow

Obituary: Cornett Philip Wood Feb. 6, 2018

on February 20, 2018 - 10:44am

CORNETT PHILIP WOOD Feb. 6, 2018

On February 6th, 2018, Cornett Philip Wood died peacefully at home after many years of battling leukemia. His wife dutifully took care of him until he died, surrounded by family and friends. 

Phil is survived by his wife, Debby Wood; their daughter, Jessie Ross, their son, Austin Wood and Phil’s brother, Greg Wood. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Chris Ross and daughter-in-law, Natalie Wood. Five granddaughters called him their “Grandpa Goatie.”

He will be remembered as a six-string strumming, bluegrass singing man that was a wonderful husband and

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LANL Researchers Discover Novel Exciton Interactions In Carbon Nanotubes

on February 20, 2018 - 10:28am

Stephen Doorn, of Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on an instrument used for spectroscopic characterization of carbon nanotubes. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • In the study, a collaborative research team showed that Raman spectroscopy (a form of light scattering) can provide more extensive characterization of intertube excitons.

Nanotechnology researchers studying small bundles of carbon nanotubes have discovered an optical signature showing excitons bound to a single nanotube are accompanied by excitons tunneling across closely interacting nanotubes.

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2018 - 10:20am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The warm weather last week opened up more fishing locations for anglers in Northern New Mexico.
 
Many lakes that had been closed to fishing because of unsafe ice conditions now have open water that allows for bank fishing and it has been good.
 
Hopefully, anglers called ahead and took advantage of these conditions, which are unusual for February. During this time of year, the fishing is often better during the middle of day when the sun has warmed the water a little bit.

Middle School Baseball Meeting Wednesday

on February 20, 2018 - 10:18am
 
LAMS News:
 
There will be a meeting for all interested 7th and 8th grade baseball players and their parents 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the White Rock Branch Library.
 
We will discuss the expectations, practice and play schedule and the expected costs and for the spring program.

Leadership Los Alamos Inaugural Focus Session ‘Reflective Leadership’ Delivers Success

on February 20, 2018 - 7:17am

From left, Speaker Phil Bryson, Leadership Los Alamos Board Chair Brian D'Andrea and Speaker Dr. John Bedker gather Jan. 17 for the organization's first Focus Group at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA Board members, program class participants and alumni gather at UNM-LA for the first Focus Group hosted by the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) held its first Focus Session Jan. 17 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The highly successful inaugural Focus Session on “Reflective Leadership” was made possible

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of MPNHP Board

on February 20, 2018 - 6:24am

On the job in Los Alamos is the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly, Facilitator Felicia Orth, Vice President Rick Reiss, Karen Henderson, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and President Kristin Henderson. Board members not pictured, former Councilor Fran Berting, Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark who is taking the photo, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Dr.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Statement Regarding Phil Griego Sentencing

on February 20, 2018 - 6:23am
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Friday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of Phil Griego:
 
"New Mexico has long been victimized by abuse and corruption and we will continue to fight on behalf of all New Mexicans. While we felt more accountability was in order, we respect the Court’s attention to this case, as well as its authority to decide the term of incarceration."
 

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