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McQuiston: Best Reasons To Consider Purchasing Umbrella Insurance Policy

on November 7, 2019 - 8:07am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

1. Consider umbrella insurance if …  you have assets – like a home, car or savings – you want to protect.

You probably already have insurance for some of your assets, like your house or car, but don’t forget your other investments, as well as checking, savings and retirement accounts. Are they protected in the event of a liability suit? Your existing insurance policies, like your car insurance or home insurance, include liability coverage, but generally that coverage is limited.

Los Alamos Author Fran Stoval Reveals Secret Dragons Of The Valle Caldera In New Book For Children

on November 7, 2019 - 7:46am
Author Fran Stoval with her model of Bow, the baby dragon from her book, The Secret Dragons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Poet Annie Kuiper. left, and artist Fran Stoval clown around while showing off their joint project, Pastels and Poems 2020 Calendar during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos artist Fran Stoval, known for her pastels and stained glass work, has branched out into a new field.

NMSP Resolve Espanola Armed; Barricaded Situation

on November 7, 2019 - 7:31am
Clayton Megariz
 
NMSP News:
 
At around 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau in Espanola was asked to assist the Rio Rancho Police Department in locating Clayton Megariz, 29, of Ojo Caliente.
 
Megariz was a suspect in a shoplifting incident that occurred at a Walmart earlier that evening in Rio Rancho. Megariz had an active felony warrant out for his arrest from the incident at Walmart.
 
At approximately 3 a.m., a New Mexico State Police Officer saw the suspect vehicle parked at the Alon Gas Station at the intersection of N.M. 291 and N.M. 68.
 
Officers

NMSP Seizes 730.5 Pounds Of Marijuana And Drug Paraphernalia At Gallup Port Of Entry In Three Days

on November 7, 2019 - 7:18am
NMSP arrest Corey Thomas, 49, of Cedar Hill, Texas for smuggling 93 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP arrest Zheng Kuang, 30, of Baldwin Park, Calif. for smuggling 491 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP 
NMSP arrest Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, NY for smuggling 146.5 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
GALLUP The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct.

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 7, 2019

on November 7, 2019 - 7:00am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Most of the stocking activity last week took place in Southern New Mexico.
 
This is part of the “Winter Trout Water” program of the State Game and Fish Department.
 
Rainbow trout are stocked in ponds, lakes and rivers in the southern part of the state during the cooler months of the year to provide trout fishing in areas where trout are not normally found. These waters become too warm during the summer months for trout to survive.
 
There are not a lot of fishing reports this time of year as a lot of outdoor enthusiasts

NWS: Today’s High Near 45; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on November 7, 2019 - 6:56am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 45 with a 40 percent chance of snow showers before 8 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a chance of rain showers after 11a.m., otherwise, mostly cloudy. Tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sun Clears Horizon At Overlook

on November 7, 2019 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to clear the horizon Tuesday at upper Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

UbiQD Earns 2019 New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan For Quantum Dot-Enabled UbiGro™ Greenhouse Film

on November 6, 2019 - 6:24pm

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above a row of tomatoes in a commercial greenhouse in New Mexico. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company completed several successful commercial plant trials with its UbiGro™ greenhouse film, highlighted in a new white paper and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a first-of-its-kind product

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based advanced materials company, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro™ luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research

LAHS Class Of 1969 Donates To J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee Scholarship

on November 6, 2019 - 5:22pm
From left, Class of 1969 Alumni and educator Yvette McFarland, Class of 1969 Alumni Abel Chavez, J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) Scholarship Chair Alison Pugmire, Class of 1969 and educator Shelley Roberts and JROMC Treasurer Ron Wilkinson hold up a $7,000 check donated to the JROMC Tuesday morning at the Los Alamos History Museum. The class of 1969 donated the money to establish a scholarship for students planning to pursue a degree in education. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Staff Report

The Los Alamos High School Class of 1969, which celebrated its 50th year

Explore Event Horizon Telescope Image Of Black Hole

on November 6, 2019 - 5:01pm
Join George Wong at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium to explore the Event Horizon Telescope’s image of a black hole and what scientists have learned from it. In addition to this talk, PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 Saturday in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever direct image of a “black hole shadow,” which opened the door to an exciting new phase of scientific discovery.
 
Join George Wong at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov.

World Futures Institute: Education – Part One

on November 6, 2019 - 4:50pm
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In 2016, I created a list of 18 areas that I believed needed to be addressed concerning the future of earth and humanity.
 
Number 11 on the list was “what do we teach people – adapting machines to IQ levels.”
 
When making a presentation, I shortened it to “what do we teach people” and, quite unexpectedly, was verbally “assaulted” about it. The input presented stated that in addition to “what,” we had to include “how.”
 
Since I had been personally involved in some pioneering work with distance learning and computer-based training,

On The Job In Los Alamos: County Clerk And Staff

on November 6, 2019 - 4:24pm

On the job in Los Alamos working the election Tuesday night, front row, Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, and back row, Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAPS Thanks Voters For Passing School Bond

on November 6, 2019 - 3:10pm

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanks community ‘for investing in the future of our students and our schools’. Courtesy/LAPS

From Los Alamos Public Schools:

Los Alamos voters: thank you for voting to pass the $20 million general obligation bond (GOB) for Los Alamos Public Schools! 

Money raised by the GOB will primarily be used to refurbish and improve Chamisa and Piñon elementary schools.

“Improving our facilities is an important part of providing students with a quality education,” LAPS School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim said.

Over the past 10 years, Los Alamos Public Schools has,

NMSP Probe Shooting Involving U.S. Border Patrol

on November 6, 2019 - 3:05pm
NMSP News:
 
SUNLAND PARK The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate a police shooting involving a CBP Border Patrol agent on McNutt Road in Sunland Park.
 
New Mexico State Police investigators learned that at about 6 a.m., CBP Border Patrol agents were in the area of 1200 McNutt Road investigating a possible illegal border crossing.
 
CBP Border Patrol agents arrived and encountered several suspects. A foot pursuit ensued with one of the suspects and two Border Patrol agents.

NMHU: Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project At International Museum Conference

on November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Highlands media arts students designed a new resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center. Courtesy/HU Media Arts
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site Nov. 5-8 at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego.
 
The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways.
 
Being selected to present at the Museum Computer Network conference is competitive.

Fall Vendor Blender Nov. 9

on November 6, 2019 - 2:56pm

Correction: Discoveries Action Team Meets Nov. 21

on November 6, 2019 - 2:33pm

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Those who attend

Scenes From DNCU Annual Coat Drive Pickup

on November 6, 2019 - 11:42am

Del Norte Credit Union staff gathered Tuesday for the first pick up of the annual Coat Drive at DNCU in Los Alamos, from left, Tera Adams, Lisa Zuhn of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Anne Kain, Mandi George and Linda Martinez. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mandi George of DNCU gathers coats for pickup. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Linda Martinez and Lisa Zuh, display a tiny coat donated to help keep a child warm. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Obituary: Brian Bruce Glover June 18, 1976 – Oct. 30, 2019

on November 6, 2019 - 11:10am

BRIAN BRUCE GLOVER June 18, 1976 Oct. 30, 2019

Brian Bruce Glover, 43, of Los Alamos, NM died unexpectedly on October 30, 2019.

He was born June 18, 1976, in Deadwood, SD. He is the first child and only son of Terry and Kay Glover. Brian grew up in Sturgis, SD and was joined by five sisters, each of whom he loved dearly. Brian took being a big brother seriously and was very protective of “The Sisters”.

It was evident at an early age that he loved science as he was always reading Popular Science magazines. Brian was curious and inventive at a level that astounded most.

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Scenes: Xi Nu Chapter Of Beta Sigma Phi Craft Fair

on November 6, 2019 - 10:41am
Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its 34th Annual Craft Fair Saturday. Jeweler Bettina Hehlen, right, was among the venders at the Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A customer checks out yarn at one of the booths. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Skip King decided to put his wine cork collection to good use as holiday crafts of many kinds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Customers examine quilts at the Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Locally Nov. 30

on November 6, 2019 - 10:21am

CHAMBER & MainStreet News:

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to support this endeavor by shopping locally.

How to participate in Small Business Saturday:

You can participate in as much or as little of Small Business Saturday as you like!

SIGN UP
Register NOW for FREE to participate in Los Alamos and White Rock Small Business Saturday Nov.

Close Knit Yarn Celebrates First Anniversary

on November 6, 2019 - 9:57am
Close Knit Yarn Cooperative celebrates its first anniversary Saturday with treats and knitting. The business took over from Warm Hearts Yarn and is housed with Atomic City Quilts at 1246 Central Ave., next to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In addition to yarn and knitting supplies, Close Knit sells creations by local artists such as these felted pumpkins by free-form crochet artist Samuel Buelow. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sen. Heinrich Issues Statement On Administration’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

on November 6, 2019 - 9:46am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s official notification that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
“This decision is a dramatic step back in a global effort to address the climate crisis.

DEA Alert: Counterfeit Prescription Pills From Mexico

on November 6, 2019 - 8:43am
Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans.
 
Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, for distribution throughout North America.
 
Based on a sampling of tablets seized nationwide

TrapFree New Mexico Map Details Cruel Incidents

on November 6, 2019 - 8:33am
WEG News:
 
SANTA FE — Monday, conservation and animal protection groups as part of the TrapFree New Mexico coalition have released a map detailing trapping incidents around the state.
 
The map shows trapping’s toll all across New Mexico, demonstrating that trapping is an ongoing problem for companion animals, endangered species and law enforcement alike.
 
The trapping incident map includes detailed descriptions, locations, dates, and photos of events involving family dogs, Mexican gray wolves and illegally set traps.

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