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Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

on September 11, 2019 - 2:42pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall  


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


The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.


Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary

LANL Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

on September 11, 2019 - 2:24pm



Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation welcomes new members of its Board of Directors: Wilmer Chavarria, Gary Falle, Thom Mason and Tania Sanchez, and returning member Kathryn Harris Tijerina.

“Our new strategic plan is focused on growing and retaining local educators; supporting the social emotional needs of educators, students and young children; improving learning across the education spectrum with emphasis on STEM; and strengthening college and career pathways.

Los Alamos County Council Seeks To Fill Vacancies On Board Of Registration

on September 11, 2019 - 2:23pm


Due to the recent resignations of three members of the Board of Registration, the Los Alamos County Council is seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the two-year term on the local Board of Registration.

The requirements for the members of this Board state that not more than two members can be of the same political party so for these vacancies, no Democrats can be appointed. 

Additional requirements state that the members of the Board shall not be county employees (including poll workers), elected officials or candidates for public office (including School Board or UNM-LA

Sept. 11, 2001 ... Never Forgotten

on September 11, 2019 - 8:50am

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By The Editors Of

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S.

Sept. 11, 2001 Remembered: A Field Of Honor…

on September 11, 2019 - 8:23am

Tower of Voices, a 93-foot tall structure that when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives 18 years ago today on United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn., during the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Courtesy/NPF

Tower of Voices when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn. Courtesy/NPF


Vice President, Programs and Partnerships
National Park Foundation

On this day of remembrance and mourning, I


‘Effective Board Meetings’ Free Seminar Sept. 14

on September 11, 2019 - 8:08am


Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit News:

Learn how to accomplish business without wasting time … a valuable seminar for non-profit agency board members as well as members of community organizations.

The Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit will present a 90-minute seminar entitled, “Effective Board Meetings” 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 at the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

The interactive seminar will provide information and practical applications of effective procedures. Hand-outs will be provided to all participants.

Those who pre-register will receive a free

Volunteers Needed For Community Playground Build

on September 11, 2019 - 7:57am

Aspen PTO is seeking volunteers to help assemble and install this Navigator Climber and two other pieces of equipment Oct. 5 during a Community Playground Build. Courtesy/Aspen PTO

Aspen PTO is seeking volunteers to help assemble and install this Topsey Turvey and two other pieces of equipment Oct. 5 during a Community Playground Build. Courtesy/Aspen PTO


Aspen PTO has purchased three new playground pieces for Aspen Elementary School's playground and is seeking volunteers to join in a community build to assemble and install the pieces Oct. 5 at the school. 

It took a lot

Obituary: Adeline (Addy) F. Reeves Jan. 20, 1927 – Sept. 7, 2019

on September 11, 2019 - 7:55am

ADELINE (ADDY) F. REEVES Jan. 20, 1927 – Sept. 7, 2019

Adeline (Addy) F. Reeves passed away on September 7th in her home with family around her.

Addy was born in Oakdale, NE, on January 20th, 1927 to Herman and Lena Walters and was raised on their family farm with her four siblings. 

She graduated from Oakdale High School, hopped the train to Omaha with her older sister, Millie, got a room at a boarding house, and landed a job as a secretary. She soon met Frank, her husband of 62 years, who was a recent enlistee in the U.S. Navy.


NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 11, 2019 - 7:44am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with scattered showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Recently Dedicated Plaque For Eagle Sculpture Pays Tribute To Local Cold War Veterans

on September 11, 2019 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: This plaque recently dedicated for the eagle sculpture adjacent to the U.S. Post Office on Central Avenue recognizes the contributions of citizens and veterans of Los Alamos and surrounding communities who served the nation during the Cold War. Photo by John Ruminer

NIST: Can High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

on September 10, 2019 - 12:23pm

The PLOT-cryo device can be used to detect very low concentrations of airborne chemicals such as those that might signal the presence of spoiled food, clandestine graves, and chemicals in fire debris that might show evidence of arson. Courtesy/Megan Harries

NIST News:

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her.

Harries, a postdoctoral

Heinrich, Collins Introduce American Energy Opportunity Act To Streamline Clean Energy Technology Permitting

on September 10, 2019 - 12:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


The lawmakers introduced the legislation to encourage state and local governments to adopt instantaneous permit applications for solar and battery storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Monday introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act to provide state and local governments with voluntary tools to expedite and standardize the permitting process for distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar and battery storage, while ensuring high-quality and safe installations.

“If we truly

On The Job In Los Alamos: Ministerial Alliance Meeting

on September 10, 2019 - 11:57am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Ministerial Alliance at its monthly meeting Sept. 3 at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church on Trinity Drive. Over breakfast there were introductions of new ministers and sharing of the happenings in their diverse faith communities. The main topic of discussion was plans for the formation of a stand-alone non-profit (Safe Spaces) to create a women's shelter in Los Alamos. The incorporation of the non-profit, its goals and focus, as well as possible challenges were all discussed. Dr.

NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

on September 10, 2019 - 11:52am



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.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.


The funding will go toward prevention, treatment,

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame In Los Alamos

on September 10, 2019 - 9:35am

Democratic Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame visits Monday on Central Avenue with the oldest (Ann Beyer, 90) and youngest (Neha Sadasivan, 17) of the group of hosts organizing a community meet-and-greet event for her, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Pueblo Canyon Inn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame gets together Monday with several of her hosts for next Thursday's community meet-and-greet event, from left, Kenneth Holmes, Plame, Anagha Dandekar, Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and Jennifer Holmes. Photo by Carol A.

Ben-Naim: Supporting Our Schools Is The Right Thing To Do...

on September 10, 2019 - 7:57am
Los Alamo School Board President

Early voting for the School Bond election begins Oct. 8.

I urge you to join me in supporting our community’s most important asset – our children by voting YES.

While your taxes will not increase, our students will benefit as White Rock schools are renovated and rebuilt and other sites across the district undergo additional improvements and maintenance.

First, supporting our students is the right thing to do.

High Flyers Announces New Coach Tharien Bramhill

on September 10, 2019 - 7:47am

New High Flyers head coach Tharien Bramhill leads a group of Level 2 gymnasts during a recent practice. Bramhall comes to Los Alamos from California and brings more than 25 years of experience coaching both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A former gymnastics school owner and director, Bramhill has coached all gymnastics levels from preschool recreational students through optional and elite competitors. He assumed the head coach position in August and will be working fulltime at High Flyers Gymnasitics at 1900 Diamond Dr., to ensure high quality instruction, safety and continuity in all

Lunch With A Leader: County Engineer Sept. 17

on September 10, 2019 - 7:32am
Los Alamos County Engineer Eric Martinez
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters’ monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader features County Engineer Eric Martinez as speaker at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17, at Mesa Public Library.
Martinez oversees the Engineering & Project Management Division within the Public Works Department. Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a licensed New Mexico Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 
He joined Los Alamos County in 2015 and has more than 20

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on September 10, 2019 - 7:28am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Courtesy/NWS


Daily Postcard: Fawn Spotted In Quemazon

on September 10, 2019 - 7:04am

Daily Postcard: A fawn spotted Friday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Jason Morris

Los Alamos Bioscientist Harshini Mukundan Selected AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

on September 9, 2019 - 6:55pm

Los Alamos bioscientist Harshini Mukundan is being inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and IF/THEN STEM ambassador program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors.

NCRTD Garners Fourth Award For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on September 9, 2019 - 6:40pm


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

This marks the third of the GFOA’s top national awards that have been bestowed upon the NCRTD this year and follows the Distinguished Budget Award for the FY 2019 Annual Budget and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

This makes the District

LANL: Discover Lightning’s Electrifying Truth At Free Public Talks In Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque

on September 9, 2019 - 6:21pm

LANL physicist Tess Light will discuss lightning at free public talks starting Sept. 11. Photo by Rob Lang Photography

LANL News:

  • Tess Light of Los Alamos National Laboratory discusses those bright cracks across the sky at Frontiers in Science talks in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Tess Light will discuss the beauty and mystery of lightning at three Frontiers in Science public talks starting Sept. 11 in Santa Fe. 


“On any given day lightning flashes nearly 4 million times across the earth,” said Light, a physicist at the Laboratory.

Shop On The Corner Proceeds Go To Hurricane Relief

on September 9, 2019 - 6:05pm

Shop on the Corner in the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo


Proceeds from sales Wednesday at the Shop on the Corner thrift store in the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be donated to Hurricane Dorian disaster relief.

Support from patrons will go to provide immediate needs such as food, water and basic needs and long-term assistance.

Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at TOTH, 3900 Trinity Dr.

Family Star Party And Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday

on September 9, 2019 - 5:02pm

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 10 for an evening of family fun. The monthly Family Star Party, sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night starts at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center tomorrow evening for a night of family fun! The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night programs will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The star party starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night begins at 6 p.m.