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Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets Left Alone In Vehicles

on November 11, 2019 - 8:18am
Graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh, left, and Hajar Abedi position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Courtesy/UOW
University of Waterloo News:

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter,

County Notice Of Possible Quorum Nov. 13

on November 11, 2019 - 7:51am

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces Funding For Arrowhead Center For Tribal Businesses, Through NMSU And Navajo Technical University

on November 11, 2019 - 7:44am

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 Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has awarded an American Indian Business Enterprise grant to the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in conjunction with Navajo Technical University.
The $260,000 grant will fund the Arrowhead Center’s support for young Native student entrepreneurs statewide by

Obituary: Alice W. Johnson Nov. 2, 2019

on November 11, 2019 - 7:09am

ALICE W. JOHNSON Nov. 2, 2019

Alice W. Johnson, 83, a lifelong resident of Los Alamos, NM, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at her sister Irene's home in Santa Fe, NM.

She is preceded in death by her parents Herman and Helen Martinez, and husband Merle.

She is survived by her loving companion John Danielson, her precious dogs, her siblings Luis Martinez (Rose), Annie Bonnell, Cecilia Jaramillo (Fred), Irene Martinez, Olivia Montoya, Carmen Guzman (Joaquin), Lucy Guzman, Mary Campos, Michelle Romero,


Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Honoring Our Veterans

on November 11, 2019 - 7:09am
The NJROTC color guard from Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LARSO
Gathered to honor the memory of their friend, local veteran James Griffin, from left, Mark Hinrichs, Pat Archer, Ron Christman and Bob Hiromoto at his memorial service the BESC. Courtesy/LARSO
Executive Director

Recently the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) hosted a memorial service for former member and local veteran James Griffin.

Griffin passed away in September without family and the centers felt the need to highlight his life and service to country, at the Betty Ehart

Preventing Animal Cruelty And Torture Act Headed To President’s Desk

on November 11, 2019 - 7:08am
AWF News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate has passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent.
The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law.
The House of Representatives also recently passed the same bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.
“The U.S.

Remembering Turk Griffith On Veterans Day 2019

on November 11, 2019 - 7:01am

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

West Point Graduation photo of Turk Griffith taken a couple of years before his death. Courtesy photo
Retired LAHS Science Teacher

Lt. Thurston "Turk" Griffith was born in Santa Fe on March 17, 1940. He moved with his brother and parents to Los Alamos in the fall of 1951.

He was my science student from 1954 to 1957, an outstanding athlete (baseball, football, track and swimming) and president of Student Council and a scholar.

Today Honors American Veterans Of All Wars

on November 11, 2019 - 6:54am

Today is Veterans Day dedicated to honoring American veterans of all wars. Courtesy/

Veterans Day 2019

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” 

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, Nov.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 20

on November 11, 2019 - 6:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Walnut Street

on November 11, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: View looking northeast recently from Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

100+ Women Who Care Donates To First Born Program

on November 10, 2019 - 9:20am

First Born Program® of Los Alamos Executive Director Ellen Ben-Naim addresses the quarterly gathering of 100+ Women Who Care - Los Alamos Thursday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. The women raised $3,725 for the First Born Program® to help purchase baby items for new mothers in need. Centerra Los Alamos and Manager Lennie Upshaw sponsored the dinner for the charitable group. Centerra handles protective force responsibilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Scene from the quarterly gathering of 100+ Women Who Care - Los Alamos Thursday evening at

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.

Del Norte Credit Union Challenges Team Members To Shave For A Good Cause

on November 10, 2019 - 7:35am

DNCU Movember participants Dave Weidauer, Kristi Salazar, Anthony Lopez, Brian Lee Gonzalez, Diego Muñoz, Anthony Mitchell, Jesus Perez and Kevin Southwick. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

  • As part of Movember, a campaign to bring awareness to men’s health issues, DNCU pledges a $1,000 donation to a men’s health organization

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial institution, challenged its team to a Movember shave that will bring awareness to several men’s health issues.

According to the official Movember campaign, men die on average six years younger than

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stops In Cuba & Santa Fe

on November 10, 2019 - 7:17am

USDA News:

SANTA FE The magnificent New Mexico blue spruce chosen to grace the west front of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season will make two stops on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next week as it begins its journey to Washington, D.C.

Harvested this week from the Carson National Forest, the 60-foot 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its cross-country tour Monday with 16 stops across New Mexico before heading east to Washington.

Events are planned in 30 communities along the entire route, and the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time at The

A Musical Piñata For Christmas Dec. 6-15

on November 10, 2019 - 7:16am

Scene from A Musical Piñata For Christmas. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas News:

Teatro Paraguas presents the 7th annual A Musical Piñata For Christmas community celebration at 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 6-15 at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.

La Compaňia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo are making a guest appearance, the Teatro Paraguas Orchestra is performing classic and contemporary carols and there will be dancing, seasonal poetry and skits for the holidays.

The Teatro Paraguas Adult, Teen and Kid Ensembles will perform an original short play, Regalito (The

Troops To Teachers Celebrates Veterans Teaching

on November 10, 2019 - 7:16am
SANTA FE To honor the service of the state’s more than 140,000 veterans, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is highlighting the work of military veterans who have transitioned into the state’s education workforce.
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart will be personally contacting individuals Monday, Nov.

Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2020 Gets Underway

on November 10, 2019 - 7:15am

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 began its sessions in October with one on community nonprofits. Courtesy photo

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 creates ‘blessing bags’ for the homeless. Courtesy photo


The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020, often referred to as “the best class”, began its sessions in October, with one on community nonprofits.

The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization hosted the first training, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.


Fr. Glenn: We Will Serve

on November 10, 2019 - 7:15am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A happy Veterans Day weekend to all of you veterans out there! … most especially to you who have been ordered to, and have endured, the trials and tribulations of combat zones. And, even more especially, to all of you who have physical and/or mental scars attesting to your courage and sacrifice more than any badge or medal or parade ever could. Thank you so much for your service to our nation and, ultimately, to her people.

And … it’s a doubly special day for Marines every year.

Posts From The Road: Luckenbach, Texas Where Everybody’s Somebody...

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am

Post Office: The post office, general store, and bar were all located in this building when Luckenbach was established in the 1800s. The post office was decommissioned in 1971 but the building retains the post office sign today. The general store and bar are still very active. Photo by Gary Warren/

Hats and Hondo: A display of hats for sale in the general store  is centered around a painting of Hondo Crouch who purchased Luckenbach and lived there from 1970 until his death in 1976. Much of the folklore and vibe of the town can be attributed to Hondo Crouch.

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón Recognized As 2019 Diverse Business Leader

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
ALBUQUERQUE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recognized Thursday as a 2019 Diverse Business Leader by Albuquerque Business First for his demonstrated commitment to go above and beyond to bolster equity and promote authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“I am a proud advocate and ally for underrepresented populations and communities without a voice or seat at the table,” Colón said. “I am grateful and humbled to be included in this group of stellar honorees for this year’s awards.

Knights Of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser 7 P.M. Friday

on November 10, 2019 - 7:07am

SFCC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 10, 2019 - 7:06am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will celebrate Native American Heritage Month through a series of special programs.
The Indigenous Peoples Club is organizing a series of special events to celebrate the national Native American Heritage Month.
Currently scheduled Native American Heritage Month activities:
  • Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Campus Center: President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, SFCC Data Technician Marvin Gabaldon and SFCC student Jeslyn Rosetta will speak.

Dr. Dean Caldwell Presents ShelterBox Talk At Rotary

on November 10, 2019 - 7:06am

Dr. Dean Caldwell discusses his volunteer service as Rotary District 5520's ShelterBox Ambassador. Photo by Linda Hull


Dr. Dean Caldwell, retired University of Maryland professor and member of the Taos Milagro Rotary Club, told the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during a Nov. 5 meeting about his volunteer service as Rotary District 5520's ShelterBox Ambassador.

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter to people around the world who have been displaced by disaster or conflict; current estimates show that there 85 million people homeless

Gold Mass At IHM In Honor Of Scientists Friday

on November 10, 2019 - 7:05am

St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists. Courtesy/SCS

Society Of Catholic Scientists News:

The Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists will host a Gold Mass in honor of scientists at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

Gold Masses bring together members of the scientific professions, but all are invited to attend.

The homilist at the Mass is Deacon Ray Alcouffe, retired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

Nov. 15 is the memorial of St.

NWS: Today’s High Near 62; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on November 10, 2019 - 7:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with sunny mostly skies and tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS