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FBI: Apparent Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Adults Dead In Tsayatoh, New Nexico

on November 13, 2018 - 1:33pm
FBI News:
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Tsayatoh, N.M., (near Gallup) that left four adults dead, including the suspected shooter.
Preliminary indications are the shooting, which occurred early Tuesday morning, was an act of domestic violence. An adult woman with gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital.
The incident occurred inside a residence.
Autopsies are pending.

As this incident is currently under investigation, that is all the information that can be released at this time.

Governor Announces 2018 New Mexico True Heroes

on November 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

Gov. Susana Martinez announcing today the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes. Courtesy/New Mexico True


  • Honorees Recognized for Supporting Veterans, Survivors and Making Community Improvements across New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced today the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes, four New Mexicans devoted to making New Mexico a better place to live, work and raise a family.

This is the fifth year of the New Mexico True Heroes Program, launched under Gov. Martinez.

“Our 2018 New Mexico True Heroes are leaders in their communities and work hard day in and day out to make

Justice Department Awards More Than $67 Million To Combat Human Trafficking

on November 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
DOJ News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has announced awards of more than $67 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 grant funding to support state, local and tribal jurisdictions’ efforts to protect human trafficking victims, prosecute those who commit trafficking crimes and support coordinated community responses to human trafficking throughout the United States
“Human trafficking is a particularly perverse and illegal form of evil that enriches its perpetrators by exploiting its victims in atrocious ways,” OJP’s Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt

Just 13 Days To Shop Small And Win Big In Los Alamos And White Rock!

on November 13, 2018 - 12:47pm


As the holiday season kicks off, shoppers in Los Alamos and White Rock will have an opportunity to start their holiday shopping with special deals at local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Shoppers also can compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win local gift cards, as well as get entered into a Los Alamos National Bank Blue Bucks cash-raffle drawing for every $25 spent at participating businesses. The raffle begins Nov. 23, with the scavenger hunt beginning Nov. 24. Both run through Dec. 6, with winners being announced Saturday evening, Dec.

Home Country: Isn't That Pretty?

on November 13, 2018 - 12:35pm
Home Country
I think there must be autumnal reasons for Halloween being hued in orange and black. It’s a fun time, a magic evening if you’re a kid, and if you’re a grandpa-type guy, like me, who gets to hand out the goodies.
But the colors of this sweet evening celebration are orange and black, and so is October. In another week or so, our deciduous trees will stand like skeletons against the gray skies of winter, but now we have the orange and black of fall.
It happens right about sunset each day.

UNM-LA Designated EMT National Registry Test Site

on November 13, 2018 - 5:45am
At the Advanced Adult Airway station, student Michael Crockett demonstrates his skill for proctor Kenny Anderson. Photo by Steve Dawald

Student Joe Martinez performs CPR on the manikin at the Cardiac Arrest Management station, observed by proctor John Bialy. Photo by Steve Dawald


UNM–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) was recently designated as a test site for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.

The University is now authorized to offer Basic, Advanced and Paramedic Psychomotor National Registry exams. Tests will be scheduled and coordinated as needed.


SFNF: Gallinas Watershed Piles Burn Planned Today

on November 13, 2018 - 5:44am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will attempt to treat approximately 500 acres of Piles beginning today, Nov. 13, in the Gallinas Watershed adjacent to E.V. Long Campground.
Weather permitting, fire managers will continue treatments through Jan. 31. Fire managers plan to treat about 150 acres a day.
Smoke may be visible from Panderies, Las Vegas, and along I-25 north and south of Las Vegas.
Prescribed burns are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire adapted

Toppers Girls XC Finish Second At State Championship

on November 13, 2018 - 5:41am

The Topper Girls Cross Country team finished second Saturday in this year's running of the State Cross Country Championships at the Rio Rancho High School. The Albuquerque Academy Chargers won the event. These two teams have dominated the Class 4A Division for the past several years and this year the Chargers took home the trophy. Photo by John McHale/

Norissia Valdez heads up the hill in the pack near the start of the race. Photo by John McHale/

Marin Kelly runs in the back course near the middle of the race. Photo by John McHale/

Three Topper

‘Women Writers Of The Santa Fe Trail’ Nov. 16

on November 13, 2018 - 5:35am
NPS News:
WATROUS  Often stories of cowboys and soldiers highlight the Western Frontier. However, women also were there for the highs and lows of the romanticized “Wild West.”
Many of these first American women in the present day southwest braved journeys overland down the Santa Fe Trail. From Susan Magoffin to suffragist Julia Archibald Holmes, join Dr. Leo Oliva and discover the adventurous lives of some women writers who forged their own story in the American Frontier.
This program is 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at the CCHP Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in

Festival Of Trees; Visit With Santa Claus Saturday

on November 13, 2018 - 5:30am


Arrests On Federal Borderlands Increase By Nearly 4,000 Percent Under Trump/Zinke Surge Operations

on November 13, 2018 - 5:20am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that in the first six months of a pilot program to provide an increased Interior law enforcement presence on identified Interior lands along the US-Mexico border, arrests of illegal aliens entering the United States increased by nearly 4,000 percent.
In May of 2018, Secretary Zinke directed a Border Support Surge initiative, which coordinated law enforcement officers from the Department of the Interior and the U.S.

Topper Girls Volleyball Wins District 2-4A Tournament!

on November 13, 2018 - 5:17am

The Topper Girls Volleyball team won the District 2-4A Tournament Championship Saturday evening at Griffith Gymnasium by defeating the Pojoaque Elkettes in straight sets 3-0. This will help the Toppers get a better seed in the upcoming State Volley Ball Tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Sophia Salazar and Natalie Salazar block a Pojoaque spike in the first set. Sophia had 3 blocks while Natalie had an astounding 25 blocks. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos winds up for a spike-kill in the second set. She had 13 kills for the night. Photo by John

World Futures: Artificial Intelligence – Part Two

on November 13, 2018 - 5:14am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the last column we looked at the “human” machine in exploring intelligence and established that it takes roughly 18 years to program the machine to function in humanity and that learning by the complex computer called the brain never ceases until the machine fails completely.
It is worthwhile to note that the earliest members of the genus homo, of which we are a part, dates back over two million years and fossils of anatomically modern humans are about 200,000 years old. It took us a long, long time to get to where we are today.

Finding Evidence Of Coronado At Historic Site

on November 13, 2018 - 5:00am

Clay Mathers finds a Spanish bridle fragment at Coronado Historic Site. Photo by Matthew Barbour

Caret-headed nails. Photo by Clay Mathers

NMHS News:

BERNALILLO ― Major archaeological news is being reported from the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo. An ongoing archaeological metal detector survey of the site revealed, for the first time, tangible evidence that the expedition of Vázquez de Coronado was present at this site.

Although archaeological and historical research has been focused on the Coronado Historic Site and its Pueblo of Kuaua for nearly 140 years, previous excavation,

SFNF: La Cueva Prescribed Burn Slated For Today

on November 13, 2018 - 4:54am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will attempt to treat approximately 372 acres beginning today, Nov. 13, in the La Cueva area, seven miles northwest of Pecos.
Weather permitting, fire managers will continue treatments through Feb. 28.
Smoke may be visible from the communities of La Cueva, Glorieta, Canada da Los Alamos, La Joya, Apache Canyon, Upper Pecos Canyon, Pecos, Rowe, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Watershed.
These communities can expect the smoke to settle and possibly impact the area during

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on November 13, 2018 - 4:50am

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Deer Visit North Mesa

on November 13, 2018 - 4:48am

Daily Postcard: Morning visitors stopped at a neighborhood on North Mesa after Sunday night’s snowfall. Photo by Linda Hull

Topper Boys XC Wins Class 4A State Championship!

on November 12, 2018 - 7:51pm

The Los Alamos Topper Boys Cross Country team wins the Class 4A State Championship Saturday at the Rio Rancho High School course. The Toppers were victorious over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers ... their only serious rival. As the years passed, the Toppers and Chargers have dominated the State Cross Country event, in Class 4A. This year the Toppers emerged the victor. Photo by John McHale/
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One of the most recognizable expressions that is unique to New Mexico is “Red or Green?” It refers to what type of chile  do you


USDA Announces Investments To Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure And Increase Grid Resilience

on November 12, 2018 - 7:47pm
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Nov. 8 announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states.
“Reliable and affordable power is an underpinning for economic development and quality of life,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in building prosperity in rural communities through the sustainment and modernization of rural electric infrastructure.”

Hilltoppers Swimming And Diving Teams Take Second In 37th Annual Barney Relays In Albuquerque

on November 12, 2018 - 7:36pm
The Hilltoppers 200 Butterfly relay team from left, Konstantin Nelson, Ming Lo, Dylan Ma and Nick Berndt beat Academy in the event for the second year in a row. Courtesy photo
Senior co-captain Nick Berndt was on two winning relays for the Hilltoppers. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams finished second to Albuquerque Academy in both the girls and boys competition Nov. 10 at the 37th Annual Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy.
The girls team scores were Albuquerque Academy 180, Los Alamos 142, Cleveland 64, Hope

21st Annual Boy Scouts-Letter Carrier Fall Food Drive

on November 12, 2018 - 7:33pm
BSA News:
Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Scouts are prepared to help the Atomic City Letter Carriers and LA Cares to collect, sort and store your donations of food and supplies during the 21st Annual BSA-Letter Carriers Fall Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 17
All we need is your help "Scouting for Food".
Even in our prosperous community, as we prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many families with children or elderly who need help to get enough food to eat. So what can you do to help?
Go to your pantry and fill a grocery bag (double it for strength) or a box with

Toppers Boys Soccer Wins 2nd In State Championship

on November 12, 2018 - 6:46pm

The Los Alamos Topper boys soccer team finished the State Soccer Championship Friday in second place behind the Albuquerque Academy Chargers at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. These two teams have met each other in the State Championship game many times, but this year it was all the Chargers game winning 3-0. The Toppers had a very successful season finishing 14-6-1. Photo by John McHale/

Samuel Cirigliano and two Charger defenders battle for the ball in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Aiden Semelsberger makes a move to take control of the ball in the

Snowy Scenes Around Los Alamos Today

on November 12, 2018 - 3:40pm

Snow scene this morning at the VFW on Trinity Drive. The National Weather Service predicts the storm is clearing and will be followed by sunny skies Tuesday and a high of 34. Photo by John McHale/

Snow scene this morning on the grounds of Mesa Public Library. Photo by John McHale/

Snow scene this morning on Rose Street near Oppenheimer Tower. Photo By Carol A. Clark/

Snowplows this morning clearing Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A man clears the parking area this morning at Chapel Apartments near Rose Street.

Toppers Girls Soccer Places Second At State Playoffs

on November 12, 2018 - 3:12pm

The Los Alamos Topper Girls soccer team places second Thursday at the State Championship playoffs at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. The Toppers lost the title to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 2-1. These two teams have met at the State Championship game many times in the past and this was the Chargers year to win. The game went into two overtimes and in the last minute of the last overtime, Eliza Mariner found the net for the Chargers win. Both teams played their best game with strong defense by both. The game was an action-packed, clean game. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom


Udall, Heinrich Announce $4.347 Million For Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Supply Project

on November 12, 2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Supply Project will receive a total of $4.347 million from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) fiscal year 2019 budget.  
The project, when complete, will deliver a reliable water supply to Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, Grady, Elida, Melrose, Portales, Texico, and Roosevelt and Curry counties. An additional $7.65 million will be allocated to other projects along the Rio Grande, for Isleta Pueblo, and the Carlsbad area.
In October,