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On The Job In Los Alamos: Steve Brugger At LAHP

on February 15, 2019 - 4:52pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Executive Director Steve Brugger of the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) in his new office today at 1362 C-1 Trinity Dr. between Viola's and Subway. LAHP moved Feb. 1 to its new location. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
About the Los Alamos Housing Partnership

Los Alamos Housing Partnership, Inc (LAHP) was incorporated in 1994 as a 501©3 non-profit organization that promotes the provision and retention of affordable housing.

LAHP owes its existence to continued community support evidenced

LAPS: Community Invited To Early Intervention Fair

on February 15, 2019 - 4:38pm

Speech Language Pathologist Elaine Trout

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is partnering with Family Strengths Network and Las Cumbres Community Services to host an Early Intervention Fair for local families 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 2 at 3540 Orange St.

This fair is meant to capture all the early intervention resources available to families in Los Alamos into one space.

Scenes From Topper District 2-4A Diving Meet

on February 15, 2019 - 4:32pm

The Topper diving teams won both sides of the diving portion of the District 2-4A swimming competition Saturday in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe. Their next meet is the State Competition Feb. 22-23 in the Natatorium on the campus of Albuquerque Academy. The Toppers are sending eight divers to State. Pictured is Daniel Fryer who won the men's diving competition with a score of 377.55. Photo by John McHale/

Emma Mooday competing in the district meet won first place on the girls side. She had 324.6 points. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Hatler was

Utility Work On Arizona 8 a.m. To 4 p.m. Tuesday

on February 15, 2019 - 4:26pm


Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona Avenue just east of 45th Street to locate a water leak.

This investigatory utility work will occur Tue. Feb. 19 only. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation. Motorists can expect some delays.

Repair work to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Awards Secretary Of State Toulouse Oliver ‘Outstanding Innovations’

on February 15, 2019 - 3:56pm

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on the floor of the House of Representatives during opening day of the session Jan. 15 in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


  • Blind and Visually Impaired Absentee Ballot System Recognized

SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has received the 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections by the U.S.

Utilities Board To Consider AMI Rule Feb. 20

on February 15, 2019 - 3:49pm


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) seeks approval of proposed General Rule GR-16 on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).

The rule includes a provision under GR-16.03 to allow customers to opt out of the AMI project without penalty. AMI is a method of communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access meters on customers’ properties.

BPU will consider Rule GR-16 at its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

Scenes From Leadership Los Alamos Cultural Session

on February 15, 2019 - 3:44pm

Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo presenting today to the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. All three  presenters are Preservationists at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos today at Fuller Lodge with with Bandelier Preservationists Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Courtesy photo

Indiscriminate Traps Harm Endangered Mexican Wolves

on February 15, 2019 - 9:47am
WEG News:
SANTA FE — As a bill to ban recreational and commercial trapping works its way through the New Mexico legislature, indiscriminate trapping is proving an enormous impediment for endangered Mexican gray wolves’ already uphill battle toward recovery.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reports that, since Nov. 2018, five lobos have fallen victim to traps in New Mexico. One of the wolves, female 1565 died in veterinary care. Another, male 1669 lost a leg. Male 1556 was treated and released but was later observed limping. Two other wolves were captured and released without injury.

JJAB Meets At UNM-LA 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

on February 15, 2019 - 9:39am

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Room 230 of Building 2 at UNM-LA.

The meeting agenda is available at

The public is welcome to attend.


Smart Design With Suzette: Techno Kitchens

on February 15, 2019 - 9:31am

Robotic chef at work. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2019 and the kitchen has a much different role.

Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day away.  Now the kitchen is paraded in all its beauty and warmth at the very center of the house.

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important.

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site April 5-6

on February 15, 2019 - 9:02am
A group visiting the Trinity Site. Courtesy/LAHS
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
Trinity Site where the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated July 16, 1945 is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 5-6 for the spring opening.
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one-night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.

Balderas Signs Multi-State Letter Urging FTC To Protect New Mexicans From Identity Theft

on February 15, 2019 - 8:55am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas and a coalition of 31 Attorneys General sent a letter Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the commission to maintain and strengthen its Identity Theft Rules, which were originally adopted in November 2007.
The letter cites the proliferation of identity theft in many states, and the growth in technology since the rules were adopted.
“Banks in our state have a responsibility to protect New Mexican consumers when they see signs of fraud,” Balderas said. “These banks will

NNSA Approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ For Advanced Sources And Detectors Project, A New Tool To Advance Stockpile Stewardship

on February 15, 2019 - 8:50am
An abbreviated concept illustration shows a portion of the ASD accelerator and target vessel. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has approved Critical Decision-1 (CD-1) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD), a cornerstone of the Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments portfolio (ECSE).
ASD is a proposed 20-million electron volt (MeV) accelerator that will generate X-ray images, or radiographs, of subcritical implosion experiments for the nuclear weapons program.
“The ECSE portfolio is designed to better

UNM-LA Bystander Intervention Workshop March 1

on February 15, 2019 - 8:46am
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a free workshop, Bystander Intervention: Learn How to Safely Take Action, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Jess Clark, Education and Prevention Department manager at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center, will address bystander intervention and facilitate a series of role playing exercises.
The goal of Bystander Intervention workshops is to help participants develop bystander efficacy, or the confidence to get involved in a situation when someone needs help.

Pro-Life Lobby Day/Prayer Vigil At Roundhouse Feb. 18

on February 15, 2019 - 8:37am

EMS Division Chief: The Importance Of Time...

on February 15, 2019 - 8:35am
EMS Division Chief
Los Alamos Frie Department

Each year more than a 790,000 Americans have a heart attack, of these nearly 15% will die as a result.

A heart attack is known clinically as a myocardial infarction (MI) and is the permanent damage to heart muscle. The prefix “my” means muscle, “cardial” refers to the heart and “infarction” is the death of tissue due to a lack of blood supply.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. Cells within the heart will become starved of oxygen and begin to die.

Fifty Local High School Students Advocate For Gun Control Legislation At Roundhouse In Santa Fe

on February 15, 2019 - 8:32am
Students make a statement Wednesday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo
Students gather Wednesday at the Roundhouse with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, front row, third from right. Courtesy photo
Remembering Parkland: With names of school shooting victims on their shirts and red roses in their hands, about 50 local high school students advocated for gun control legislation Wednesday at the Roundhouse, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
After staging a die-in, in which they lay in silence over

GOP Senator’s Bill Calls For State-Run Pot Shops

on February 15, 2019 - 8:28am
A Republican state senator on Thursday introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana but, unlike a Democratic House bill, would have the state operate retail marijuana stores.
Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque said in a phone interview Thursday that, considering the number of western states that have adopted laws treating marijuana more like alcohol, legalization in New Mexico is inevitable.
"It's a just matter of how we want to do it," he said. "We should do it in a smart way."
Moores said his proposal would take steps to

NOAA Announces Arrival Of El Nino

on February 15, 2019 - 8:23am
Difference from average sea surface temperatures during January 2019 at the equator in the tropical Pacific. Courtesy/NOAA
NOAA News:
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued an El Nino Advisory today, indicating the climate pattern has taken effect and is likely to continue through the spring.
While the El Nino is expected to be weak, it may bring wetter conditions across the southern half of the U.S. during the coming months.
“El Nino conditions across the equatorial Pacific have come together and we can now announce its arrival,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director, NOAA’s

Udall & McCain’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act Clears Senate

on February 15, 2019 - 7:48am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

  • Legislation championed by Udall and the late Senator John McCain would engage young people, veterans, Native communities in conservation service projects

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Tuesday that the Senate has passed the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2019 (21CSC), legislation he championed with the late Sen.

Daily Postcard: Bull Elk Grazing At Bandelier

on February 15, 2019 - 7:07am
Daily Postcard: Three bull elk with full racks of antlers graze Saturday at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Jim Cobble

NWS: Today’s High Near 47, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on February 15, 2019 - 6:54am

The National weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with a 30 percent chance of scattered rain and snow showers before 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 28 with a 20 percent chance of isolated snow showers after 11 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

Heart-Shaped Ice Sculpture Spotted On Trinity Drive

on February 14, 2019 - 6:18pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a heart-shaped ice sculpture was spotted today in the snow along Trinity Drive. Photo by Denise Obermeyer

Students Create Valentine Cards For Veterans

on February 14, 2019 - 5:52pm

Students from the Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers created Valentine cards for local troops serving our country as well as Valentine cards delivered this morning for local veterans at the VFW and the American Legion. Courtesy photo

Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra In Concert Sunday

on February 14, 2019 - 5:47pm


Join LACS/LASO at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium for a classical music concert lasting about an hour.

The concert will include two short pieces, “Ave Verum Corpus,” a lovely lament sung in Latin created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791, and “The Promise of Living,” from the opera The Tender Land, music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, which tells a story of farm life in the Midwest.

The third piece will be Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, composed in the early 1800s.