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LAMC Working To Provide OB Coverage In 2020

on December 14, 2019 - 8:54am
Ellen Ben-Naim of First Born Program of Los Alamos
Los Alamos Daily Post

Information and misinformation have been circulating on social media concerning the status of the OB Department at Los Alamos Medical Center. Most recently there have been comments posted that the OB Department will close down Jan. 1, 2020.

Program Manager Ellen Ben-Naim of First Born Program of Los Alamos shared her concerns Friday afternoon with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

“I am extremely concerned on many levels about the possibility of losing Labor and Delivery and

New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Signs Career Pathway Agreement With U.S. Forest Service

on December 14, 2019 - 8:52am
Forest Supervisor James Duran, left, and Secretary Bill McCamley sign an agreement Wednesday in Taos. Courtesy photo
TAOS The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) signed an agreement Wednesday with the U.S. Forest Service in Taos to provide a career pathway program for participants in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC).
RMYC is an AmeriCorps program where participants gain valuable experience in the skills that employers, like the U.S. Forest Service, need by maintaining public lands.
The program will involve staff from Carson National Forest

Santa Fe Community College: Fall 2019 Dean’s List

on December 14, 2019 - 8:48am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College has announced the names of the students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2019 semester.

New Mexico Congressional Delegation’s PFAS Legislation Included In National Defense Bill

on December 14, 2019 - 8:02am
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes the New Mexico delegation’s bill, H.R.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Assisting First Responders

on December 14, 2019 - 7:42am

On the job Monday at Fire Station 3 in White Rock is Carl Russell, DMin, MA, LPCC a volunteer from the New Mexico Crisis Support Team (NMCST). Russell offered to facilitate a critical incident debriefing for local first responders involved in the recent tragedies in Los Alamos and White Rock. The NMCST is comprised of 15 volunteer mental health professionals, clergy and peer support personnel who have received special training to intervene with individuals who have experienced a critical incident or traumatic event. Learn more here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Four Years After Paris Climate Accords, Udall Joins Shaheen, Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Voicing Support For Global Efforts To Combat Climate Change

on December 14, 2019 - 6:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a group of bipartisan senators in a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in support of the organization’s global efforts to mitigate climate change.
The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) is currently convening a meeting on the historic Paris Climate Agreement in Madrid. Earlier this week, Udall joined a group of senators in calling on President

Joe Illick & New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Perform At Lensic Dec. 31

on December 14, 2019 - 6:32am
Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak Dowlatshahi
Augustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao Yang
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker and violinist Phoenix Avalon.
New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition.

BLM New Mexico Issues Policy To Reduce Wildfire Risk Around Power Lines On Public Lands

on December 14, 2019 - 6:03am
BLM News:
SANTA FE Building on the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires through active management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office issued a new policy Friday to limit fire risk from power lines crossing BLM-managed public lands.
The policy provides guidance for effective vegetation management within and adjacent to electric transmission and distribution line rights-of-way, also known as ROWs.
“This policy will reduce the risk of wildfire associated with vegetation conditions in and around powerline rights-of-way by

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on December 14, 2019 - 5:33am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31 with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Peeping Deer Spotted In Los Alamos

on December 14, 2019 - 5:22am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted peeping through the bedroom window of a home Friday in Little Urban near Aspen Elementary School. Photo by Susan Brockway-Hahn

Pajarito Opens With Best Terrain In Years!

on December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Pajarito opened this morning with 17 runs, with plans to open the Mother Lift Saturday plus eight more intermediate and expert runs. This is the best terrain at Pajarito in years for opening day with nearly 75 percent of the mountain already open. Skiers were ready to shred these trails this morning with sunny skies and moderate temperatures in the 30s. This weekend may see a little more snow. Courtesy/Pajarito

State Rapid Hire Continues With Strong Turnout Day 2

on December 13, 2019 - 5:51pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday that 1,100 job applicants were interviewed on the second day of the New Mexico state government rapid hire event, both in person at Tingley Coliseum and remotely at Workforce Connection offices around the state.
The strong turnout Thursday is in addition to the more than 1,200 applicants received at the rapid hire event Wednesday.
The rapid hire event continues tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 13. Applicants will be received from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum.

Scenes From Hour Of Coding At Aspen School

on December 13, 2019 - 5:50pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason volunteers during the Hour of Code this morning at Aspen Eementary School as part of International Computer Science Education Week. Director Mason supervises third graders as they navigate a spherical robot through a maze, using programming they developed this week during Hour of Code. Each year, Hour of Code teaches K-12 students coding basics and broadens participation in the field of computer science. Director Mason is one of 60 Laboratory volunteers in 94 classrooms in 24 area schools. For Computer Science Education Week, Dec.

Clean Energy Jobs Act Passes Out Of Committee

on December 13, 2019 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), was passed by a voice vote in a key legislative business meeting in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a well-trained workforce in the energy sector.
This program would improve education and training for careers in energy-related industries, especially for minorities and other underrepresented groups in New Mexico.

Community Invited To Village Arts Anniversary Weekend

on December 13, 2019 - 4:34pm
Owner Ken Nebel of Village Arts on DP Road. Courtesy/Village Arts
Jewelry by Teresa Starr. Courtesy/Village Arts
Happy Anniversary Village Arts! We’ll use any excuse to throw a good party, and the whole community is invited to this one! 
Village Arts is officially completing a month long celebration this weekend of 10 years since moving into the DP Road Neighborhood! This weekend stop by for cookies, cider, and all kinds of giveaways and drawings!  
Come meet Teresa Starr, who has been bringing her treasures to Village Arts since it was at its old

DOE Awards Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract

on December 13, 2019 - 4:23pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract that will provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site, to Central Plateau Cleanup Company LLC of Aiken, SC.
The Central Plateau Cleanup Company LLC members are AECOM Management Services, Inc. (Germantown, MD), Fluor Federal Services, Inc. (Greenville, SC), and Atkins Nuclear Secured, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN). This is an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity contract under which firm-fixed-price and/or Cost Reimbursement task orders may be issued.

2019 Winter Indian Market Santa Fe Plaza Dec. 14-15

on December 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

Topper Athlete Rebecca Green Signs With NMSU

on December 13, 2019 - 8:13am

Topper athlete Rebecca Green signs a letter of intent Thursday morning in the lobby of Los Alamos High School to participate in the track program this coming year at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Gathered for the ceremony from left, Green’s stepmother Susan Feiertag, father Lance Green, Green and her brother Jake Green. Green’s mother is Kristal Settle of Slaton, Texas. Photo by John McHale/

Santa Fe Republican Alexis Johnson Announces Candidacy For Congressional District 3

on December 13, 2019 - 7:58am

Alexis Johnson

From the Alexis Johnson For CD3 Campaign:

‘A Return to Traditional, New Mexican Family Values.’

Alexis Johnson is a fiscal and social conservative, a consultant in engineering, a rancher, and a mother who is pro-life and a strong believer in the U.S. Constitution.

Born and raised in southeastern New Mexico, Johnson is now raising a family of her own with her husband Chris in Santa Fe, and she understands the challenges faced every day by New Mexican families.  

Johnson is a proud New Mexican who believes in “New Mexico First” principles: protecting and advocating for the

Nambe Drugs Offers Local Allergy Remedy AllerPops

on December 13, 2019 - 7:47am
AllerPops inventor Cliff Han, center left, with Nambe Drugs co-owner Tom Lovett and staff holding boxes of AllerPops at the pharmacy at 111 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
Nambe Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, is now carrying AllerPops, a natural allergy remedy that corrects the underlying cause of allergies instead of masking the symptoms.
“I think it’s going to be a very effective product. The people who suffer from allergies should give it a shot,” said Tom Lovett, a registered pharmacist and co-owner of Nambe Drugs.

Heinrich: Closer Than Ever To Establishing New National Park In New Mexico

on December 13, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that his provision to designate White Sands National Monument as New Mexico’s newest national park was included in the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.
The House is expected to vote on the bill this week with Senate consideration to follow.
“Everyone who visits White Sands marvels at its remarkable geology, spectacular scenery, and outstanding recreation experiences,” Heinrich said.

Wreaths Across America 2019 At Guaje Pines Dec. 14

on December 13, 2019 - 7:25am

The community is invited to a remembrance ceremony Saturday at Guaje Pines. Courtesy image

American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 News:

The American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again carrying out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The 2019 wreath laying is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The community is invited to join the American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 as they remember, honor and teach.

“Thank you for your support of our community and its deceased veterans.” –American Legion,

EPA: $44 Million To Reduce Diesel Engines Emissions

on December 13, 2019 - 7:14am
EPA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.
EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) grant funding to eligible applicants.
“Modernizing our nation’s aging fleet of diesel-powered vehicles is an important part of the Trump Administration’s plan to further reduce harmful emissions and guide counties and States from nonattainment, into

Skolnik Donates Global Health 101 To Local Libraries

on December 13, 2019 - 7:08am

Book Cover of Global Health 101, 4th Edition. Courtesy photo


Author Richard Skolnik of White Rock recently donated copies of his college textbook Global Health 101, 4th edition, to the Mesa Public Library and the Los Alamos High School Library.

This new edition of Skolnik’s book, the most widely used global health textbook worldwide, was published in October of this year.

‘The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere,’ Skolnik said, adding that he hopes, therefore, that Los Alamos County residents will find value in the book.

He said he also

Luján Statement On Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

on December 13, 2019 - 6:56am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the House passage of the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
“I often hear from families that the cost of prescription drugs is a burden threatening their economic stability and their health. That is unacceptable. New Mexico families shouldn't have to choose between making ends meet and affording their prescriptions
“I am deeply proud that the House passed the Elijah E.