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Celebration Honors CNN Hero Roger Montoya

on September 14, 2019 - 10:44pm
CNN Hero and Moving Arts Española Artistic Director & Co-Founder Roger Montoya honored Monday said all the people involved with helping children succeed are heroes. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post
 
Northern New Mexico College President Richard J. Bailey, Jr. calls CNN Hero Roger Montoya ‘a giant among heroes’ during the celebration. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post
 
 
By Arin McKenna
Valley Daily Post
  • Community can vote to help Roger Montoya become CNN Heroes Top 10 Finalist

Community members and local and state leaders converged on Moving Arts Española a week ago to

LAHS Girls Soccer Team Falls To St. Michael’s

on September 14, 2019 - 10:59am

Hilltopper Kaitlyn McGrane pounds the ball past goaltender Claire Parten for the second Topper goal in the 15th minute of the game played Monday on the St Michael’s campus in Santa Fe. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hilltopper Tara McDonald and St, Michael’s Grace Sandoval compete for the ball in a header attempt as Lauryn Pecos stands ready. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School soccer player Olivia Bell had two assists to Alyssa Parker and Kaitlyn McGrane in the first half of the game played Monday on the St Michael’s High School campus in Santa

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Heinrich’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Has Key Hearing

on September 14, 2019 - 10:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduces the Clean Energy Jobs Act to establish a comprehensive, nationwide program at the Department of Energy to improve education and training for careers in clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy.

The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S.

JROTC Car Wash Fundraiser Underway Until Noon!

on September 14, 2019 - 9:28am
The community is invited to support the JROTC by getting a car washed today by the Cadets at the Shell gas station on Diamond Drive at Oppenheimer.  The Cadets are washing cars until noon today and the price is the amount the car owner chooses to donate. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
JROTC car wash fundraiser is underway until noon today the Shell gas station on Diamond Drive at Oppenheimer. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
JROTC car wash fundraiser is underway until noon today the Shell gas station on Diamond Drive at Oppenheimer.

Survey: Little Shops Marketplace Worth Pursuing

on September 14, 2019 - 8:58am

Discovery Action Team Member Diana Martinez discusses her idea for Little Shops Marketplace during a public meeting Thursday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

The Discovery Action Team announced the results of a recent survey, which gaged local entrepreneurs’ interest in participating in a communal vendor space, during a public meeting Thursday night.

The survey data showed respondents support the idea.

Jim Glover of Once A Day Marketing reported that 111 people responded to the survey.

Nurses With Heart: Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At BESC Wednesday

on September 14, 2019 - 8:16am

Nurses With Heart News:

The new Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group will meet 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 28-member group welcomes the community to attend this meeting to learn about resources and more.

The new group was established this past summer and coordinated by Nurses With Heart CEO Carolyn Moore.

“The newly formed Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group got off to an enthusiastic start,” Moore said. “Attendees asked questions and shared experiences.

Republican Party Of New Mexico Office In Albuquerque Open This Weekend Ahead Of President Trump’s Visit

on September 14, 2019 - 8:05am
STATE GOP News:
 
In anticipation of President Trump’s Monday evening visit to New Mexico, the Republican Party of New Mexico's office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 to take calls and answer questions.
 
Hats are available for purchase.
 
The Republican Party of New Mexico's office is 5150-A San Francisco NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
 
The office can be reached at 505.298.3662.

A Big Zero Waste Thank You Los Alamos!

on September 14, 2019 - 7:45am

Scene from this year's summer concert. The Los Alamos Zero Waste Team together with Los Alamos County Environmental Services and Environmental Sustainability Board thank the community for its support in making this year's Summer Concert Series a zero waste event. Courtesy/LAC

Scene from this year's summer concert. An estimated 32,000 people attended this year's 15 concerts, generating a total of 10,640 pounds of waste material including 5,920 pounds of trash, 2,000 pounds of compostables, 1,540 pounds of recyclables and 1,180 pounds of glass that was collected and transported. Courtesy/LAC

Community Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser Sept. 21

on September 14, 2019 - 7:20am

 

MASONIC LODGE News:

Pajarito Lodge #66 is hosting its bi-monthly Community Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1400 North Sage Loop.

The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior ROTC unit is working with the Masonic Lodge to staff the breakfast this month.

Tickets are available at the door for $8 and $4 for under age 6.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on September 14, 2019 - 7:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Paints First Light In White Rock

on September 14, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: The sunise paints the first light of the morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

RAPS Community Conversation Sept. 24

on September 13, 2019 - 5:42pm

LAHS student data analysis group, RAPS, will address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth at a community meeting Sept. 24. Courtesy/LAPS.

LAPS News:

All interested individuals are invited to a community conversation Tuesday, Sept. 24, hosted by the Los Alamos High School student data analysis group, RAPS, to address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth.

According to the 2017 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey of LAHS students, 33.2 percent felt sad or hopeless in the past 12 months and 24.5 percent intentionally injured themselves.

Student leaders at LAHS

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rose Chocolatier Today

on September 13, 2019 - 4:17pm

On the job today in Los Alamos are employees from left, James Beavers who has worked at Rose Chocolatier for five years and April Gonzales who has worked for two-and-a-half years at the shop in Central Park Square. Patrons Kyle Anthony, left, and Patrick Bryner stopped in to enjoy a few delectable treats from the wide variety of temptations on display. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Forest Service Hiring For 2020 Field Season

on September 13, 2019 - 4:03pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Interested in a temporary job on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next summer? Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs on www.usajobs.gov. The application period closes Sept. 25. 

The SFNF will be hiring seasonal employees to work in fire, recreation, range, wildlife and fisheries, archaeology and timber.

Temporary employees are an essential part of the Forest Service workforce during the busy spring and summer field season each year.

Firefighters Respond To Alarm At UNM-Los Alamos

on September 13, 2019 - 3:05pm

Firefighters respond to the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Students and staff were evacuated for about 45 minutes being receiving the all clear and returning to class. Dust apparently triggered the alarm. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm this afternoon in Building 2 at

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 16, 2019

on September 13, 2019 - 11:14am

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

**Water Shut-Off Near NM502 Roundabout Project Next Wednesday Morning**

Weather permitting, water will temporarily be shut off for apartments and condominiums on Arroyo Lane 8 a.m. to  noon Wednesday, Sep. 18. Construction crews will be tying this neighborhood into the new water system in support of the N.M. 502 roundabout project.

**SLOW DOWN IN & NEAR SCHOOL ZONES** 

Recently the County has received several complaints of speeding vehicles in or near School zones when children are

College & Military Day At UNM-Los Alamos

on September 13, 2019 - 11:05am

Students show their college spirit this morning at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Nerds Gather For Talk On Nuclear Deterrence

on September 13, 2019 - 6:47am

A few of the nerds gathered Thursday evening at projectY cowork in Central Park Square for the Bradbury Science Museum Association’s ‘Night With a Nerd’ featuring a presentation by retired LANL scientist Phil Goldstone on nuclear deterrence and the complex issues surrounding it. Courtesy photo

DPU To Request Multi-Year Increases To Water And Sewer Rates At Public Hearing Oct. 16

on September 13, 2019 - 6:24am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will ask its board (the Board of Public Utilities) for multi-year increases to water and sewer rates at an Oct. 16 public hearing.

Prior to the hearing, DPU officials invite Los Alamos citizens to the September BPU meeting for preliminary discussions with board members; view a documentary on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure; and then attend a public meeting in either White Rock or the townsite.

“These complex infrastructure systems are essential to the economic prosperity and public health of our community,” Utilities

More Homes Taking Shape At Mirador Subdivision

on September 13, 2019 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: More homes are taking shape at Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The development covers 48 acres and will offer 161 homes. Photo by JJ Mortensen

DPU Re-Activates Budget Billing In Los Alamos

on September 13, 2019 - 5:48am

DPU News:

Department of Public Utilities (DPU) officials announce that Los Alamos County utility customers can now sign up for Budget Billing.

Budget Billing was suspended in May 2018, so the County could transition to a new utility billing software and then accumulate 12 months of consumption data. The program is now activated again.

Budget Billing is a program that establishes an equal monthly utility payment, creating budgetary control for customers.

Council Proclaims Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’

on September 13, 2019 - 5:38am

DAR Valle Grande Chapter Regent Megan Farrell accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey during the Tuesday night regular council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 15-21 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County during its Tuesday night regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: September 17, 2019, marks the two hundred

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

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Council Proclaims Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’

on September 13, 2019 - 5:16am

Los Alamos Family YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, third from right, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, second from right, during the Tuesday night council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’ in Los Alamos County. Joining Marsden were a number of YMCA representatives including Executive Director Rob Wilkinson, second from left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept.

First United Methodist Church Animal Blessing Oct. 6

on September 13, 2019 - 5:11am

First United Methodist Church Of Los Alamos News:

Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos will have an Animal Blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The community is invited to bring animals, large and small, to have them blessed by Pastor John.

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos is at 715 Diamond Dr.

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