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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Senate Democrats Introduce Violence Against Women Act

on November 14, 2019 - 7:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and all Democratic senators in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
 
The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2024, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law. 
 
"All people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background should have the same

Overview Of Tuesday Night Council Meeting

on November 14, 2019 - 7:26am
From left, candidates for the state senate seat formerly held by Sen.Carlos Cisneros Gabriel Montoya, Kristina Ortez, Daniel Barrone and Roberto "Bobby" Gonzales explain to Los Alamos County Council why they are best suited for the job. Ultimately, council voted to recommend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appoint Ortez to fill Cisneros' unexpired term. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council held its regular meeting Tuesday night and below is a summary of actions taken.

Los Alamos County Council

Luján Introduces Legislation To Improve Diagnostic Research And Save Lives

on November 14, 2019 - 7:23am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) to bolster diagnostic research in medicine and improve patient outcomes.
 
The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act makes critical investments to advance research and progress in diagnostic quality, safety, and value in health care.

Review: ‘Rose’s Dilemma’ Blooms At LALT

on November 14, 2019 - 7:21am

From left, Rose (Suzy Kroesche) and Gavin (Michael Adkins) eat a tense breakfast, while Walsh (Thomas Graves) and Arlene (Megan Pimentel) look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

In ‘Rose’s Dilemma’, now being staged by Los Alamos Little Theatre, Rose Steiner (Suzy Kroesche), a literary lion who hasn’t written anything in years, faces a monetary shortfall.

Her dead lover, famous novelist Walsh McLaren (Thomas Graves) is haunting her.

SFCC: Shooter-On-Campus Drill Nov. 20

on November 14, 2019 - 7:18am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Rd) will hold a shooter-on-campus drill from approximately 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. 
 
The HEC community will participate in a campus wide shooter-on-campus drill. The drill will be a coordinated effort among students, faculty and staff in partnership with county and city emergency response agencies.
 
Neighbors and passersby of the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road, may observe participating emergency response vehicles on site.

NIST: Light At End Of Nanotunnel For Future Catalysts

on November 14, 2019 - 7:10am
The new nanoreactor allows us to investigate individual catalytic active nanoparticles isolated in separate liquid-filled nanotunnels. Illustration: Sune Levin and Nature Communications. Courtesy/Chalmers
 
Chalmers University of Technology News:
 
Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology.
 
The results are published in

Read The Latest Letters To The Editor: Click ‘Opinion’

on November 14, 2019 - 7:00am

POST News:

To read the latest Letters to the Editor, click the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link. Past letters and columns are archived in that location and posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

NWS: Today’s High Near 52; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 14, 2019 - 6:59am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Anderson Overlook

on November 14, 2019 - 6:51am

Daily Postcard: Early morning view recently from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Chamber Celebrates New SMSI Location

on November 13, 2019 - 6:52pm

CHAMBER News:

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC, (SMSI) with a ribbon cutting 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 21, the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 176 Central Park Square.

 

SMSI is a small business that began operations in 2000 in Los Alamos and has grown to more 150 professionals across the US serving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the DOE/NNSA enterprise, various National Laboratories and industrial clients.

 

SMSI supports TRIAD National Security, LLC, through Merrick-SMSI, JV, one of TRIAD’s three

Los Alamos High School’s Henry Poston Signs National Letter Of Intent To Play Golf For Ohio University

on November 13, 2019 - 6:24pm

Los Alamos High School senior Henry Poston signs a National Letter of Intent today to play golf for Ohio University. Gathered for the big event in the LAHS lobby are his mother Barb Poston, former coach Andy Ainsworth and father David Poston. Courtesy/LAHS

NMSP Arrests Three Men For Armed Robbery In Taos

on November 13, 2019 - 2:54pm

Terance Quintana

TAOS COUNTY – At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police officers from Taos responded to an armed robbery at the High Road Market in Penasco.

During investigation, State Police officers learned a male individual identified as Terance Quintana, 21, of Penasco, entered the High Road Market, armed with a firearm and robbed the business. During the robbery, Quintana fired the gun into the ceiling of the business in the vicinity of a child. Quintana left with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers located a cartridge inside the business and collected it as evidence.

UA: Mysteries Behind Interstellar Buckyballs Answered

on November 13, 2019 - 2:10pm

An artist’s concept depicting the presence of buckyballs in space. Courtesy/NASA / JPL-Caltech

UA News:

Tucson, Ariz. — Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called “buckyballs” – complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure – throughout interstellar space.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation in a study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Carbon 60, or C60 for short, whose official name is Buckminsterfullerene, comes in spherical molecules consisting of 60 carbon atoms organized

NMDOH: Vaping-Related Lung Injury Cases Rise To 20

on November 13, 2019 - 1:59pm
NMDOH News:
  • Vitamin E Acetate Implicated in Vaping-Related Lung Injury
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports three additional cases of severe lung injury related to use of e-cigarettes for vaping, bringing the total of cases in the state to 20.
 
This is part of the spike in the number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) reported throughout the United States. Thirteen of New Mexico’s 20 patients have required hospitalization in intensive care units.

Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce VAWA Reauthorization Bill With Strong Tribal Provisions For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic

on November 13, 2019 - 1:51pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today joined U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Democrats in introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. Courtesy photo

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

  • Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is needed to protect women in New Mexico and across the U.S.
  • Udall-championed Tribal provisions will enhance public safety for Native women and families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today joined U.S. Sen.

FBI Charges Los Lunas Man With Making Threats

on November 13, 2019 - 1:44pm

FBI News:

The FBI has arrested Lawrence Kenneth Garcia, 49, of Los Lunas on a federal complaint charging him with making threats using interstate communications.

Garcia was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Albuquerque. He had an initial appearance Wednesday, Nov. 6 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque and a preliminary/detention hearing was set for Thursday, Nov. 7.

The U.S. Secret Service assisted with the investigation.

The public is reminded all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

Rotary Presents Annual Community Funding Awards

on November 13, 2019 - 11:46am

Gathered at the weekly Rotary meeting Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Rotarian and Community Funding Director Lesley Harelson, LAMS teacher Jessica Dixon, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau, Healing America’s Heroes volunteers Eddie Crain and James Barber and Rotarian and Community Funding Committee Chair Jean Gindreau. Photo by Linda Hull

ROTARY News:

At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos presented Community Funding Awards to three area nonprofit organizations. 

Rotarian and Committee Chair Jean Gindreau introduced the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 8, 2019

on November 13, 2019 - 11:06am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

MARSHALL MERLE SANCHEZ

Nov. 8 at 12:34 a.m. / Police arrested Marshall Merle Sanchez, 36, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and 4th Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

NAOMI RAE GONZALES

Nov. 8 at 4:18 a.m.

Scenes From Veterans Day 2019 At Ashley Pond

on November 13, 2019 - 10:52am

Captain Daniel Patrick Mack US Navy (retired) is the guest speaker at the annual Veterans Day event Monday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Paul Elkins

VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Cristina Gonzales, Fr. Theophan Mackey and Vocalist Alicia Solomon. Photo by Paul Elkins

From left, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, Vocalist Alicia Solomon, VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Christina Gonzales and Fr. Theophan Mackey. Photo by Paul Elkins

Father and son bagpipers Anthony and David Puckett. Photo by Paul Elkins

SFNF: Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Nov. 25; 4th Graders May Get One Tree Free

on November 13, 2019 - 10:22am
SFNF permits to cut own Christmas tree go on sale Monday. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) go on sale Monday, Nov. 25, at Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and at all Ranger District offices
 
As part of the “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free holiday tree permit. In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass, downloadable at www.everykidoutdoors.gov.
 
Accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18,

Council Proclaims Nov. 4-9 LAHS Key Club Week

on November 13, 2019 - 10:17am

From left, Past Kiwanis President Philo Shelton, Don Casperson, Key Club Mentor Shelley Clark, Morris Pongratz, Key Club President Victoria Nisoli and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation that designates Nov. 4-9 as Key Club Week. The proclamation was made during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News: 

 
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Nov. 4-9 as Los Alamos High School Key Club Week during its Tuesday night meeting.
 
Proclamation:
 
WHEREAS: Key Club International, under the guidance of the Kiwanis

Udall, Heinrich Praise Senate Vote Designating November As National Native American Heritage Month

on November 13, 2019 - 10:14am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) praised the Senate’s vote to recognize November as National Native American Heritage Month.
 
“I’m proud that the Senate passed our bipartisan resolution recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month. This resolution honors the countless ways Native American have shaped New Mexico and our national identity. It also challenges us to examine how we can better stand with Tribes to meet our trust and treaty obligations,” Udall

Los Alamos County Finance Department Honored 28th Time With Highest Form Of Recognition From GFOA

on November 13, 2019 - 7:45am

Members of the Los Alamos County Finance Department display their awards received from the Government Finance Officers Association. Staff members from left, Zhen Liu, Beatrice Odezulu, Karen Kendall, Julie Brothers, Mauricia Chavarria-Quam, Sonya Ortiz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Melissa Meyer and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio. Not pictured, Nicholle Cordova, Nicole Avila, David Griego and Yvette Atencio. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

The Los Alamos County Council recognized the County Finance Department during Turesday's Council meeting for

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Members Of Congress Introduce Legislation To Support Student Veterans

on November 13, 2019 - 7:35am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
 
The Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act would require that Veterans Affairs work-study wage match the local minimum wage if higher than the state minimum wage - ensuring that student veterans are paid fairly for their work.
 
Full time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are

LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project Receives $1,197,675 Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

on November 13, 2019 - 7:24am
Kyle Lynn Martinez and daughter Rosslyn are participants in Taos Pueblo’s Tiwa Babies home visiting program, one of many early childhood programs supported in collaboration with the LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF
 
Tiwa Babies staff unpacks the new laptop that will assist them with program documentation. From left, Katherine Chavez, Jackie Martinez, Aspen Mirabal and April Winters. Courtesy/LANLF
 
LANLF News:
 
ESPANOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project has received

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