Carol A. Clark

Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

A penguin stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon


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School Access Improves For New Mexico Military Families

STATE News:

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A coalition of Air Force bases and state agencies were awarded for their efforts July 19, 2021 to improve early school access for more than 243,000 military-connected students and veterans in New Mexico.

The Military Child Education Coalition presented the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award to a cohort of state-wide partners for creating an ideal relationship resulting in the passing of four New Mexico legislative bills aimed to ease the stress and frustrations of relocating military family.

Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham signed the Military Family


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Posts From The Road: Wind River Canyon

Wind River Canyon: Wind River Canyon offers visitors a chance to experience beauty as they travel through Wyoming. Canyon walls as high as 2,500 feet show off some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com 

Wind River: The Wind River flows through the canyon and offers a variety of outdoor opportunities. The Wind River Indian Reservation lies to the west of the canyon. The river changes names at the north end of the canyon at ‘The Wedding of the Waters’ when the river exits the reservation. From that point on the river is named the Bighorn River. Photo by Gary


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Fr. Glenn: Be Content!

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Harry Potter fans will likely remember—not too fondly—Dudley, Harry’s spoiled cousin whose taunting Harry was forced to endure. And yet …  Dudley’s obnoxious entitled attitude is not so uncommon these days.

For instance, it’s not infrequent that people come to priests and ministers with the same plaint directed at Jesus: “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” (Luke 12:13) Sorry, dude (my phrase; not Jesus’); if that other person isn’t doing right, his conscience is not going to be suddenly shocked into doing so. Anyway … how do I know that you’re


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Dale And Thelma Hahn Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dale Hahn and Thelma Templeton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 3, 1971, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos. Hahn worked at Los Alamos Fire Department and Templeton taught art in all of the Los Alamos Public Schools elementary schools. Hahn’s son Terry Hahn and daughter Susan Davis (Otis) are hosting a reception Sunday, Aug. 1, at Pig + Fig in White Rock to celebrate. Courtesy photo

Dale and Thelma Hahn were married Aug. 1, 1972 and Dale Hahn’s son and daughter are hosting a special celebration of their parents 50th wedding anniversary


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State Office Of Natural Resources Seeking Project Ideas To Restore Resources Harmed By 2015 Gold King Mine Disaster

ONRT News:

The New Mexico Office of the Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) is seeking ideas from the public for restoration projects to be funded through a proposed $1 million settlement with the mining defendants in litigation following the 2015 Gold King Mine release.

The mining defendants include Sunnyside Corporation and its parent companies, Kinross Gold Corporation and Kinross Gold, U.S.A., Inc. This outreach is an important step toward restoring natural resources affected by the release. 

In August 2015, a blowout at the Gold King Mine in Colorado released millions of gallons of water


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Fort Union National Monument Candlelight Tours Aug. 7

Six mule Army wagon at Fort Union National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Fort Union National Monument announces Candlelight Tours, which will be offered  7:30-9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 7 in Waltrous, some 28 miles north of Las Vegas, N.M.

The event is free to the public.

During this evening event, visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by costumed actors and interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort.

Tour times are 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Flash photography is allowed


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Heinrich, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Cyber Reporting Bill Following SolarWinds, Colonial Hacks

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joined several of his colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation requiring federal agencies, government contractors, and critical infrastructure owners and operators to report cyber intrusions within 24 hours of their discovery.

The legislation is in part a response to the hack of IT management firm SolarWinds, which resulted in the compromise of hundreds of federal agencies and private companies, and the May 2021 ransomware attack on the Colonial


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Return Of Old Lincoln Days: ‘Last Escape Of Billy The Kid’

From the performance ‘The Last Escape of Billy the Kid’. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMDCA News:

Lincoln Historic Site will once again come alive with the return of Old Lincoln Days Aug. 6-8 in the village of Lincoln, some 57 miles west of Roswell. 

Experience history where it happened with three days of fun for all ages in one of the most legendary towns in America.  

Take a trip to New Mexico during the 1870s and 1880s and explore museums and historic buildings, interact with living historians, enjoy activities, watch a reenactment of one Lincoln’s many bloody gun-battles, learn about the town’s history


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NMAA Deputy Director Dana Pappas To Join NFHS Staff

Dana Pappas

NFHS News:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dana Pappas, deputy director and commissioner of officials of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), will join the staff of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Aug. 1.

Pappas will take on the role of Director of Officiating Services – a newly designed staff position devoted to officials programming, services and courses.

Theresia Wynns, who has served as NFHS director of sports and officials education since 2012, will retire July 31 after a 50-year career in education at the local, state and national levels.


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