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Smith’s In Los Alamos Hosts Frito Pie Fundraiser Today

on May 20, 2017 - 9:36am
Smith’s in Los Alamos is hosting a Frito pie fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque. A drink and Frito pie will be available for $6 and a silent auction will be held, too. Both Los Alamos and White Rock Smith’s will be taking donations at the registers.

Smith’s Motto: ‘Making Hope For Kids’ Through May 27

on May 20, 2017 - 7:26am
Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
“Making Hope for Kids,” to benefit UNM Children's Hospital is the motto of the local Smith’s Food and Drugstores through May 27.
 
Smith’s‘Making Hope For Kids’ logo. Courtesy photo
 
The goal is to bring hope to children in New Mexico and Smith’s hopes to locally do that by raising $12,000. Last year the Los Alamos and White Rock stores raised just over $8,000.
 
“It is easy to donate at the cash registers and donation boxes are located at the wine bar, customer service and the pharmacy,” said Smith's Associate and

United Way And LANL Partner To Make A Difference

on May 19, 2017 - 5:57am
UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, left, presents a plaque to Carole Rutten of the LANL Community Partnerships Office. Courtesy photo
 

UWNNM News:

This is part of a series that will run throughout the month of May as part of the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative.

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are embarking upon an exciting new partnership through the UWNNM Cornerstone Program!

NNMC Awards Gilberto Romero With Honorary Degree

on May 18, 2017 - 9:37am
Long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero receives an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. Photo by John Denne
 
NNMC News:
 
Northern New Mexico College awarded long-time mental health advocate and former NNMC faculty member Gilberto Romero with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities May 13, in recognition of his services to the communities of northern New Mexico.
 
Romero, who was born and raised in Santa Fe, is renowned for his nearly five decades of tireless work and activism for underprivileged and underrepresented

Responders Rush To Distress Call On Blue Dot Trail

on May 14, 2017 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs on the scene near the Blue Dot Trail in White Rock where a call was apparently made this afternoon by a hiker in distress. Initial reports indicate that EMTs are now walking the hiker out to safety. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

An LAFD ambulance and fire engine stand ready this afternoon at Overlook Park in White Rock to assist a distressed hiker on the Blue Dot Trail. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Classic Air Medical helicopter lands at Overlook Park this afternoon after making several passovers searching for a distressed hiker along

UWNNM Mental Health Month Education Continues

on May 13, 2017 - 7:04am

AG Balderas Calls For Federal Policy Change To Expand State’s Medicaid Fraud Authority To Address More Home Healthcare Abuse Cases

on May 12, 2017 - 10:34am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
LAS CRUCES Attorney General Hector Balderas and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general can use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home.
 
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides free or low-cost medical benefits to millions of Americans. More than 6.4 million people enrolled in the Medicaid program are age 65 or older.

Udall Secures Commitment From Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin Not To Close Facilities That Provide Care For Veterans

on May 12, 2017 - 10:33am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall questioned Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin on the steps he is taking to ensure veterans are getting the health care and coverage they have earned.
At the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies hearing, "Reducing Burden & Increasing Access to Healthcare: Improving VA Community Care," Udall asked Secretary Shulkin for clarification on his statements about "realigning" the VA and reports of planned closures of various

Chamber Take Out Talk Noon Today

on May 12, 2017 - 8:06am

CHAMBER News:

The monthly Take Out Talk is noon to 1 p.m. today in the Chamber Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square.

The featured speaker is Cynthia Goldblatt who will talk about "​Dementia Friendly Business Practices".

The community is invited to this free talk.

Healing America’s Heroes Fights PTSD With Outdoor Adventures

on May 11, 2017 - 3:48pm
 
From left, Healing America’s Heroes Board Member Don Brooks, Volunteer Shae Reinecke and Healing America’s Heroes Founder Eddie Crain discuss the nonprofit organization with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may find aid in an unconventional place: the great outdoors.

Healing America’s Heroes Founder Eddie Crain said he started the nonprofit organization eight years ago. To date, there have been 40 veterans who have completed the program.

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