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Military Completes Latest COVID Medical Response Mission

U.S. ARMY News:

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The last of the 68 military COVID-19 medical response teams that deployed beginning August 2021, completed their mission Tuesday at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

The 68 teams, comprised of approximately 1,275 military personnel, supported 62 hospitals in 59 cities across 30 states including New Mexico and the Navajo Nation.

“Through two of our task forces – Joint Task Force Civil Support and the U.S. Army North Contingency Command Post (Task Force 51) – and our Defense Coordinating Officers and Defense Coordinating Elements, we have Read More

BLM Schedules Public Hearing On Use Of Motorized Vehicles For Wild Horse And Burro Management

BLM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a virtual public hearing regarding the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the management of wild horses and burros.

The hearing is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. MT, April 26 and will be held using Zoom video conferencing technology and live streamed at BLM.gov/live.

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 requires BLM conduct an annual hearing to consider the use of motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses and burros. The BLM typically uses motorized vehicles to conduct gather operations, complete Read More

Monumental Studios Unveils Costume House In Albuquerque

The Costume House@Monumental Studios at 5048 Edith Blvd NE in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Monumental Studios News:

ALBUQUERQUE — As the film industry booms in New Mexico, a group of local New Mexicans have come together to create a company to fill the needs of film makers working both in the state and nationwide.

The team behind Monumental Studios is unveiling their new costume house in Albuquerque, specializing in vintage wear, uniforms and general stock. They have already tapped some of the major feature films coming to the state in 2022.

The Costume House@Monumental Studios offers an 8,000 Read More

Los Alamos STEAM Lab & Samizdat Bookstore Host First Ever Great Crypto Hunt Today! 

COMMUNITY News:

In celebration of opening at their new location, Los Alamos STEAM Lab and Samizdat Bookstore are hosting the First Annual Great Crypto Hunt! 

Band together with friends, create a team of 2-5 people, and join them for a two-part town-wide adventure.  

First, teams will learn how to use a replica of an Enigma Machine, a WWII era encryption device to decode clues that lead to a series of walkable locations. This part can easily be completed in a couple of hours.

At the end of the clue hunt participants will receive a passphrase they will use to unlock the second phase of their mission: Read More

Los Alamos Co-Op Park Seeks Support For Final Phase

 

From left, LASCU CEO Matt Schmidt, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Assistant General Manager Rob Hipwood, Del Norte Credit Union Branch Manager Luis Rosales and Places and Spaces’ Kevin Holsapple gather recently on the stage at the Los Alamos Co-op Park at 1010 Central. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Co-op Park, next door to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) at 1010 Central Ave., is nearly completed, but the community’s help is needed to help it reach the finish line.

Phase two of the fundraising Read More

Governor Appoints Third Judicial District Judge

Judge Jessica Leigh Streeter

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday announced the appointment of Jessica Leigh Streeter of Las Cruces to fill a vacancy on the Third Judicial District Court.

Streeter has worked in private practice in Las Cruces since 2018. She previously worked as an attorney for the state Human Services Department Child Support Enforcement Division and served as a public defender in Albuquerque and Roswell.

Streeter is a graduate of Las Cruces High School and New Mexico State University. She graduated from the University of New Mexico Read More

New Mexico Student Wins $40K College Scholarship

Lexi Gallegos

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — A Tularosa High School senior was surprised on national television today with news that she’s one of 31 students across the nation to receive a $40,000 college scholarship.

Lexi Gallegos learned she will receive the BigFuture scholarship from the College Board during a virtual appearance with 24 other recipients on ABC’s Good Morning America television show. 

“I was pretty stunned,” she said afterward. “I never expected to get a scholarship today.”

Thirty-one students in all will receive $40,000 BigFuture scholarships: 27 are class of 2022 students; Read More

LAHS NJROTC Collects 800+ Items For LA Cares

LAHS NJROTC Cadets are proud of all the donations collected for LA Cares. Front row left, C/LTJG Stephanie Peters and right C/SN Amanda Vasquez and back row left, C/ENS Megan Crawford and right, C/CPO Marissa Meierdierks display Topper Company’s contributions to LA Cares. Courtesy/NJROTC

NJROTC News:

The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) sponsored a food drive for LA Cares recently and collected more than 800 items to be distributed to Los Alamos residents in need.

“The cadets of Topper Company came through big time,” Chief Aron Ayers said. “When the Read More

Amateur Naturalist: How Smart Is A Bird Brain?

A Black Chinned Hummingbird. Photo by Bob Walker, PEEC Nature Center

By ROBERT DRYJA
Los Alamos

Spring is approaching and birds will be migrating in a month. 

This migration is not random flying but involves two considerations: 

  • Time; and 
  • Direction of a flight. 

The first consideration is presented in Chart 1 (below). Black chinned hummingbirds arrive routinely in the first week of April and are gone by the end of October.  

The second consideration relates to the the direction of migration. Hummingbirds know which way to fly as well as when to fly. They fly southward for the winter to Mexico Read More

Los Alamos High School Junior Isabella (Kelly) McTeigue Wins 1st Place In Congressional App Challenge

LAHS junior Isabella (Kelly) McTeigue won 1st place in the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. McTeigue also recently won 2nd Alternate Best of Show at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Photo by Pamela Miller

LAPS News:

Isabella (Kelly) McTeigue, an 11th grader at Los Alamos High School, won 1st place in the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. She created the mobile app MedAssess, which evaluates the impact of medication combinations.

U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández announced McTeigue’s win.

“My Read More

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