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Hotel And Conference Center Move Closer To Fruition As Council Approves Amendments To Ordinance

on October 3, 2019 - 12:53pm
A group of citizens line up to share their thoughts on the proposed land grant to TNJLA during the Tuesday night Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, Los Alamos County Council approved to amend an ordinance to adopt an economic development project with TNJLA, LLC, pending a public hearing.

By amending the ordinance, TNJLA LLC is one step closer to receiving 2.6 acres of County-owned land at 20th Street, where the company plans to build an 86-room extended stay hotel as well as a

Spotlight On Claudia Reidys Of EB&T

on October 3, 2019 - 12:52pm

Mortgage Loan Officer Claudia Reidys in her office Wednesday at Enterprise Bank & Trust, 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Claudia Reidys is about to celebrate her 13th anniversary at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

During a recent interview in her office, Reidys spoke about what she likes best about her work.

“The interaction with the customers is my greatest joy,” Reidys said. “Many of my customers I have helped more than once over the years.

Los Alamos Daily Post Endorses LAPS Bond

on October 3, 2019 - 10:53am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Publisher

Following careful consideration, the Los Alamos Daily Post is endorsing the Los Alamos Public Schools Bond.

Thanks to Los Alamos voters in a previous bond election, the LAPS School Board has been able to remodel Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary School. Major facility improvements are underway at both Barranca Mesa Elementary School and Mountain Elementary School.

Well maintained schools enhance the learning environment for students, provide a comfortable work environment for teachers and staff and aid in

On The Job In Los Alamos: At State Farm Agency

on October 3, 2019 - 8:58am
On the job in Los Alamos welcoming the community to stop by to meet the team at 1350 Central Ave. Suite 100, from left, Account Representative Roberta Madrid, State Farm Agent Loren Valdez, Account Representative Ada Kao and Account Representative Alex Orozco. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
BUSINESS News:
 
Loren Valdez was appointed as a State Farm Agent in April in Los Alamos and brings a unique understanding of insurance and financial services.
 
Prior to becoming a State Farm Agent, Valdez served as a business and consumer banker and loan originator with both local and

An Open Book: Day Of Remembrance

on October 3, 2019 - 8:57am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

The anniversary of my father’s passing, or Yahrzeit in Yiddish, is a date that I have to track carefully on the Jewish calendar. On this modified lunar calendar, the observance of June 6, 2009 changes a few days forward or backward each year, and I have to look it up regularly.

But for my mother’s Yahrzeit, there is no tracking required.

Introducing Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2019-20

on October 3, 2019 - 8:19am

Members of the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership Los Alamos during orientation Sept. 21 at Bandelier. Photo by Ben Stone/LLA

By BEN STONE
Leadership Los Alamos Board

The kick-off session for the newest Leadership Los Alamos Class took place Saturday, Sept. 21.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our region.

The Class of 2019-2020 will learn about both the inner and the outer workings of community organizations, Los Alamos

Lunch With A Leader: Shane Woolbright Oct. 15

on October 3, 2019 - 7:23am
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Mesa Public Library.
 
This months speaker is Shane Woolbright. His talk will cover the dangers of global warming that few people have seen nor considered.
 
Before his talk, Woolbright will spend some time understanding our local utility and its generation resources and Los Alamos’ contributions to pollution and climate change.

100+ Women Who Care Meets At Cottonwood Nov. 7

on October 3, 2019 - 7:17am

BLM Plans Prescribed Burns Near Tres Piedras

on October 3, 2019 - 7:15am
BLM News:
 
TAOS Beginning Oct. 8 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.
 
The burns are on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras and on the south side of Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain), four miles northeast of Tres Pierdras. Smoke may be visible from highways US 285 and US 64.
 
The purpose of the project is to improve forest health in ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper woodlands, by reducing flammable accumulations of

Former San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James R. Mountain Addresses Participants At Leadership New Mexico

on October 3, 2019 - 7:11am

Former San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James R. Mountain, now publisher of the Valley Daily Post, was a featured speaker at the Leadership New Mexico government session Friday at UNM-LA. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

FBI Offers $20,000 Reward In Tara Calico Case

on October 3, 2019 - 6:59am
Photo of Tara Calico circa 1987. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of Tara Calico, who was last seen in 1988 near her home in Belen, as well as for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.
 
Calico, who was 19 when she disappeared Sept. 20, 1988, had gone for a bicycle ride.
 
“Tara had her entire future ahead of her when she vanished,” said Special Agent in Charge James Langenberg of the Albuquerque FBI Division.

Water Distribution Affects Exoplanets Habitable Zone

on October 3, 2019 - 6:54am
Earth is an example of an aqua planet that maintains its water in a habitable zone. This image of Earth taken by the spacecraft Galileo shows its vast Pacific Ocean. Courtesy/NASA/JPL
 
Mars is an example of a potentially Earth-like planet that lost its liquid water and atmosphere. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/USGS
 
AGU News:
 
Earth-like exoplanets with dry tropical regions can remain habitable at a closer distance to their host star than previously thought, a new study suggests.
 
Because life on Earth requires liquid water, researchers looking for life beyond Earth’s solar system search for

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 25, 2019

on October 3, 2019 - 6:52am

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.

DOMINIQUE E. JOSEPHS

Sept. 25 at 1:05 p.m. / Police arrested Dominique E. Josephs, 25, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on October 3, 2019 - 6:48am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 50 with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts the chances of precipitation today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Quemazon

on October 3, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: View of the sunset looking toward Santa Fe Tuesday evening from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Athletic Directors Honored At Conference

on October 2, 2019 - 3:40pm

LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart and LAMS Athletic Director Daren Jones honored at NMAA/NMADA Conference. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools athletic directors attended the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) and the New Mexico Athletic Directors Association (NMADA) Fall Conference last weekend in Albuquerque and received three prestigious awards.

Los Alamos Middle School Athletic Director Daren Jones received NMADA’s award for the New Mexico Middle School Athletic Director of the Year;

Los Alamos High School received NMAA’s 2nd place award in Class 4A for the

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Opens Thursday

on October 2, 2019 - 3:33pm

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton standing in August in the area that will include a walk-up night drop and ATM machine with 24/7 access at the new Century Bank Branch Office. The office will open for business Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Century Bank completes its expansion into Los Alamos and will open for business the new branch at 751 Trinity Dr., at 10 a.m. Thursday. 

The new office has an urban, modern feeling and features Universal Bankers for personalized client needs. 

“With the addition of this new branch, we are proud to become part of the Los

FBI: Santa Fe County Man Faces Federal Charges Of Felon In Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

on October 2, 2019 - 3:20pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Rufino Jody Martinez, 40, of Santa Fe County, made an initial appearance in Federal Court Tuesday on a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
            
The charges against Martinez are the result of an FBI-led multi-agency effort to reduce violent crime in northern New Mexico communities. U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C.

Mary Snow Best Predictor In Final Pace Race Of 2019

on October 2, 2019 - 2:56pm
Participants group up Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Participants head out Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR 
 
ACRR News:
 
Mary Snow was the top predictor at 2 seconds off her predicted time in the final Atomic CIty Road Runners final Pace Race of the 2019 season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail.
 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Beth Davenport with a 6 second differential;
  • Zach Medin recording a 7 second difference;

County: Sign Up For The People’s EcoChallenge

on October 2, 2019 - 2:46pm
COUNTY News:
 
When you hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a plastic island that is more than twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean, or see smog when you drive into bigger cities, or hear about glaciers melting in Alaska, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?
 
Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet? Even small, personal actions can make a big impact.
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Los Alamos County

Officials On Results Of Domestic Violence Warrant Round Up; Maria Elena Aragon Memorium Trainings

on October 2, 2019 - 2:43pm

STATE News:
  • Phase 2 of Statewide Violent Fugitive Round Up 'Operation Steel Net' Nets 39 Arrests of Offenders Accused of Domestic Violence

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas, in coordination with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence announced the results of phase two of Operation Steel Net.

This operation was a coordinated law enforcement effort between the Office of the Attorney General, the Albuquerque Police Department, the US Marshal Service Task Force, the Office of the Superintendent of

Ribbon Cutting For Bradbury Science Museum Association’s New Gadgets Shop Location Thursday

on October 2, 2019 - 2:36pm

CHAMBER News:

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of the Bradbury Science Museum Assocation’s Gadgets Muesum Shop with a ribbon cutting 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

 

The new location is in the Defense Gallery inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave.

 

The new Gadgets Muesum Shop was made possible through the generous support of Kent and Roger Waterman, in memory of their parent’s Robert and Alice Waterman. The Watermans moved to Los Alamos in 1947 when Robert was hired by the Atomic Energy Commission as a security guard.

Two Dead In Plane Crash In Pecos Wilderness

on October 2, 2019 - 2:26pm
NMSP News:
 
MORA COUNTY New Mexico State Police was notified Sept. 26 of an airplane that went missing after taking off from the Santa Fe Airport in Santa Fe.

 

The airplane was a single engine fixed winged four seat aircraft out of Colorado. There were two occupants, a pilot and a passenger. They were last seen refueling and taking off from the Santa Fe Airport, when Santa Fe air traffic control lost contact with the airplane.  

 
A search and rescue was initiated by New Mexico State Police.

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