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Daily Postcard: Sunset Highlights Floating Clouds

on October 8, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Several clouds float in the sky recently as the sun sets over Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Football Coach Arrested For Burglary In Gallup

on October 7, 2019 - 10:01pm
John D. Roanhaus
NMSP News:
MCKINLEY COUNTY New Mexico State Police was notified Oct. 2 of a burglary at Miyamura High School in Gallup.
During the investigation, State Police uniform officers viewed video evidence that showed a male subject, enter the locker room at Miyamura High School and take money from a football player’s wallet.
Officers identified the male subject as John D. Roanhoaus, 42, of Clovis who is the head football coach at Miyamura High School.
An arrest warrant was issued Friday, Oct. 4 for Roanhaus and he was arrested Saturday, Oct.

LALO Presents The Addams Family A New Musical

on October 7, 2019 - 2:29pm

LALO News:

Get ready for something creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky! To enhance your Halloween season, Los Alamos Light Opera will be presenting The Addams Family, a New Musical directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz, choreography by Brooke Davis, and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams, the beloved family from the classic television series and films come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that will be altogether

DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

on October 7, 2019 - 1:47pm
Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Michelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos

McQuiston: About Rental Car Coverage...

on October 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

The Jemez Agency

It’s my experience that one of the most frequently asked questions policyholders have after being involved in an automobile accident is this one: “Does my insurance policy cover the cost for me to obtain a rental car while my car is being repaired in the shop?”

If you find yourself in a situation where you are asking this question, keep in mind that the answer will vary based on the coverage available to you on your personal auto policy, as well as the requirements of the rental car company you’ve selected.

LANL: Modified Quantum Dots Capture More Energy From Light And Lose Less To Heat

on October 7, 2019 - 1:31pm

Doping a quantum dot with manganese (right half of graphic) speeds the capture of energy from a hot electron to 0.15 picoseconds, outpacing losses to phonons in the crystal lattice. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers discover a new approach for capturing energy from light-generated, ‘hot’ electrons, avoiding wasteful heat loss

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it’s wasted as heat.


“This discovery can potentially

New Mexico State Land Office Responds To ‘Shell Company’ Cypress Inc. Contest Of Lease Cancellation

on October 7, 2019 - 1:06pm




SANTA FE State Land Office General Counsel, Ari Biernoff, released the following statement regarding Cypress Inc.’s contest of the Land Office’s cancellation of two agricultural grazing leases:

“Commissioner Garcia Richard stands by the decision to terminate the business relationship with Epstein and his enterprises. The leases that she inherited with Cypress, a shell company, should have never been awarded in the first place.

“The State Attorney General also determined these leases were improper and should be cancelled.

“After everything that’s occurred,

The Cricket Window Opens For Business On Central

on October 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Rachel Hensen, owner of The Cricket, 1247 Central Ave., upstairs from the Karen Wray Gallery and the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rachel Hensen has been involved in the antique business in one way or another all her life. She said she remembers her and her siblings attending antique auctions with her mother and grandparents. Later, she paid for college by selling antiques online. Now, Hensen has taken it one step further by opening her own store, The Cricket Window.

The Cricket Window,

World Futures: Data, Information And Knowledge Part 2

on October 7, 2019 - 12:58pm

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In part one, we looked at data and read a display of data - letters of the alphabet, numbers and spaces.

They were arranged in an orderly fashion to provide information. One particular sentence had 132 characters, 27 spaces, and two punctuation symbols. In 8-bit computer coding this amounts to 1,288 ones and zeros and if seen in computer talk would be meaningless, at least to newspaper readers.

But when ordered and presented in the form a human computer (the brain) can recognize through a sensor (the eyes), it becomes information.

LAAC Prepares For World Record Pumpkin Carving!

on October 7, 2019 - 12:56pm

Michael Venticinque of New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association shows off 65 bins filled with pumpkins. The total weight is more than 32,000 pounds. The pumpkins will be delivered to Los Alamos Oct. 25, the day before the Los Alamos Arts Council attempts to earn the Guinness World Record for 'Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously'. The Arts Council thanks Steve Ness of Ness Farms, Venticinque and Dan Lucero of Pueblo Fruits & Vegetables, Inc., for their hard work and support to make this attempt possible. Participants in the world record attempt should arrive by 2:45 p.m. Oct.

LAFRW: National Committeewoman Rosie Tripp Oct. 10

on October 7, 2019 - 12:52pm
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) invite all area registered Republican women to its Oct. 10 meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Patio Room downstairs at 1001 Oppenheimer Dr.
A light lunch will be provided so RSVP to Shona Neff at 505.672.1456.
Rosie Tripp is the guest speaker. She serves as the National Committeewoman for the Republican Party of New Mexico and has served in this capacity as a driving force since 1996. She has been involved with the NMFRW and Socorro unit for more than 30 years.

Tripp has been involved in politics at the advisory

LANL: Ancient Oasis Once Existed On Mars ... New Findings From ChemCam Show Dynamic Climate

on October 7, 2019 - 12:19pm

The ChemCam – short for ‘chemistry’ and ‘camera’ – sits atop NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover. It shoots a laser at Martian rocks to analyze their chemical make-up, which gives researchers clues into the planet’s past habitability. The instrument was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with the French space agency. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech


LANL News:


The surface of Mars was once home to shallow, salty ponds that went through episodes of overflow and drying, according to a paper published today in Nature Geoscience.


These findings result from an analysis of

New Mexico Delegation Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort In Project ECHO To Expand Telehealth Care

on October 7, 2019 - 12:11pm
Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) led a group of 39 lawmakers Wednesday in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to support Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a telehealth mentoring model developed in New Mexico that enhances health care and workforce capacity in underserved areas.
Project ECHO provides community-based primary care teams with the

NMEDD Announces New Members Of Technology Research Collaborative Board

on October 7, 2019 - 11:48am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department's (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC).
The TRC was formalized in 2003, with the goal of promoting technology commercialization in New Mexico, increasing high-paying jobs and diversifying the economy.
In Fiscal Year 2020, the TRC will serve as mentors to science & technology businesses in New Mexico. The board's short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assist businesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Senate Committee Funds Cattlemen’s Mass Mustang Roundup & Incarceration To Tune Of $35 Million

on October 7, 2019 - 11:28am
AWA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year 2020 spending bill Thursday that includes a $35 million in funding to implement a potentially catastrophic mass mustang roundup proposal.
The proposal is promoted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the so-called “American Mustang Foundation” and other agribusiness lobbying groups and, shockingly, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the ASPCA, and Return to Freedom, a sanctuary.
The proposal, misleadingly dubbed a “Path Forward for Wild

GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Winning Student Essays

on October 7, 2019 - 11:06am

Courtesy image

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) sponsored its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest and three winners were announced during the 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos Constitution Day Dinner Saturday at Cottonwood on the Greens.

The Constitution Day Essay Contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express original, thoughtful ideas in essay writing. Essays were judged on how completely and clearly the ideas were stated and supported. Grammar, spelling and punctuation also were considered.


RPNM New Communications Director Delanie Crist

on October 7, 2019 - 11:05am
RPNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Delanie Crist is the newest staff hire for the Republican Party of New Mexico as communications director.
Crist will assist the party with a broad range of communications, outreach and event support.
“I met Miss Crist when she interned on Capitol Hill, she is driven, hard-working and ready to help,” RPNM Chairman Steve Pearce said. “We are excited for her to be back in New Mexico and working for the people.”
Crist is a New Mexico native born in Las Cruces. Her family later moved to eastern New Mexico where she grew up in Texico.

Council: October Is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’

on October 7, 2019 - 9:12am

At the Tuesday Council meeting, from left, Los Alamos residents Carla Valentine and Nancy Partridge accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Martin declaring October ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Oct. 1 declaring October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

Councilor Katrina Martin read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: According to the American Cancer Society, this year 271,270 people will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the

On The Job In Los Alamos: David Sutton At KRSN

on October 7, 2019 - 9:02am

On the job in Los Alamos is KRSN Chief Operating Officer David Sutton in his control booth at KRSN AM1490 FM107.9 on Arkansas. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Auditor Colón Elected Chair Of Commission Of Public Records Joining State Records & Archives Administrator And Key State Officials In New Leadership Roles

on October 7, 2019 - 8:57am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
SANTA FE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recently elected as Chair for the Commission of Public Records. New to the Commission, he joins State Records Administrator, Dr. Rick Hendricks, in leading the independent agency to ensure public records are held in trust for all New Mexicans.
“I’m deeply honored to lead the Commission in supporting good and open government by preserving our State’s history,” Auditor Colón said.

Northern New Mexico College Community Day Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:51am

Wiemann: Don’t Change 401(k) Mix In Market Drops

on October 7, 2019 - 8:48am
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

As you’re well aware, we’ve seen some sudden and sizable drops in the financial markets in 2019.

While market volatility is nothing new, the recent plunges happened during a period of general political and economic unease. Still, it can be harmful to overreact to such events – especially if it means making radical changes to your 401(k).

And yet, many people do just that.

RSF: Journalist Permanently Blinded In One Eye Amid Increased Police Violence In Hong Kong

on October 7, 2019 - 8:47am
RSF News:
A reporter working for Indonesian-language media outlet Suara Hong Kong News, Veby Mega Indah, has permanently lost eyesight in her right eye Sunday, Sept. 29 after she was hit by a rubber bullet shot by the Hong Kong police during a protest.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, during the pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in parallel with the events marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, several journalists were also injured by the police (see below for a chronology of violence against the media since the beginning of the crisis).

Albuquerque Casino Takes Top Honors At Enough Good People Awards At American Indian Tourism Conference

on October 7, 2019 - 8:46am
ALBUQUERQUE The Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque was among the top honorees recognized as the best in Native American Tourism at the annual Enough Good People Awards Gala and Silent Auction.
The awards were first established by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) in 2012, and this year’s winners were announced during the association’s 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Tulsa, Okla. last week.
A highlight of the annual conference, the Enough Good People Industry Awards recognize the top tribal tourism professionals

National Building Museum In Washington, D.C. To Temporarily Close To Public For Great Hall Repairs

on October 7, 2019 - 8:41am
The historic Great Hall in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is scheduled to undergo repairs beginning Dec. 2 and reopen to the public in spring 2020. Courtesy/NBM
NBM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Building Museum will close to the public Dec. 2 to begin necessary repairs in its historic Great Hall.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will oversee the extensive project to replace the current concrete floor with a modern foundation, ensuring the long-term preservation of the Museum’s historic home.
The Museum will reopen in spring 2020.