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Attorney General Hector Balderas: Clovis Murderer Of 10-Year-Old Boy To Remain In Prison

on February 13, 2018 - 6:42am
Noe Torres
 
From the Office of the Attorney General:
 
CLOVIS Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General and affirmed Noe Torres' convictions for the first-degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez and the attempted murder of 17-year-old Ruben Perez.
 
In September of 2005, Torres and one of his co-conspirators, Edward Salas, drove to the Perez residence after Edward’s brother had an altercation with Ruben Perez at their high school.

Recordings Spout Secrets Behind Blue Whale Behavior

on February 13, 2018 - 6:38am
A blue whale surfaces off the coast of Southern California, showing the attached tag that records its calls and pressure changes during dives. Researchers use these tags to explore behavioral links between diving and song production. Courtesy/Ana Širović.
 
 
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Officials Seek End To Adrian Trujillo Probation

on February 13, 2018 - 6:29am

Adrian Trujillo

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Department of Probation and Parole (DPP) officials are again asking for Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Hernandez to serve the remainder of his sentences in two cases incarceration, saying he continues to sabotage himself with negative behavior and total disregard for other people’s safety.

Trujillo faces a probation violation arraignment Feb. 22 before First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer because he was arrested Feb.

Cancer Caregivers Support Group Starts Wednesday

on February 13, 2018 - 6:17am

Los Alamos Council on Cancer President Diane Hammon announces a new cancer caregivers support group, which kicks off Wednesday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

On a day when all kinds of love is celebrated throughout the world, a unique love will be recognized 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Valentine’s Day in Los Alamos with the kick-off of a support group for families and friends of cancer patients.

 

The support group, which will meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, is offered by the Cancer

Obituary: Homer Dick Lewis Oct. 4, 1926 – Feb. 3, 2018

on February 13, 2018 - 5:57am

HOMER DICK LEWIS Oct. 4, 1926 – Feb. 3, 2018

Homer Dick Lewis, 91, a resident of White Rock, passed away in his home on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margie Lewis, who passed in 2009.

Homer was born October 4, 1926 in Covington, Kentucky. He served in the United States Navy and then in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Homer and his family moved to Los Alamos in 1952 where he worked at LANL as a metallurgical engineer until his retirement in 1986; he then continued to consult for LANL until 1994.

Homer was active in the community and

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Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail Bridge

on February 13, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: A bridge viewed Saturday afternoon along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

Heinrich To Question Top Intelligence Officials In Senate Intel Committee Hearing Tuesday Morning

on February 12, 2018 - 6:05pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 a.m. MT/ 9:30 a.m. ET,  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will question top intelligence officials during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence open hearing on Worldwide Threats.

Appearing before the committee will be Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, NSA Director Michael Rogers, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo.

The hearing will stream

UNM Suspends Head Football Coach Bob Davie

on February 12, 2018 - 5:51pm
The University of New Mexico suspends head football coach Bob Davie for 30 days of unpaid leave. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
 
By RJ MONTAÑO
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

ALBUQUERQUE – After a months-long investigation into the conduct of University of New Mexico Head Football Coach Bob Davie, UNM announced that it has suspended Davie for 30 days without pay. 

Coach Bob Davie

Chicago-based law firm Hogan, Marren, Babbo, and Rose was hired to investigate allegations of “interference with and improper involvement in investigations of football players” including

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Classic Air Medical Chopper Visits Barranca School

on February 12, 2018 - 5:31pm

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, center, with Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers and his assistant. Courtesy/LAPS

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, second from left, with Rosa Schmitz (LAMS), school nurse Sheila McClees and administrative assistant Kelly Saeger. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

In celebration of the 120th day of school, Barranca Mesa Elementary School is hosting Classic Air Medical’s helicopter for the students to see at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Classic Air Medical will land its helicopter in the soccer fields and the flight crew will speak to students about

Unite For New Mexico Opens Campaign Office

on February 12, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce and his wife Cynthia at the grand opening of the Unite For New Mexico campaign office Saturday in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce, U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich, U.S. House candidate Janice Arnold-Jones, Lt. Gov. candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes and New Mexico Attorney General candidate Michael Hendricks were among those in attendance at the grand opening of the Unite For New Mexico campaign office Saturday in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

New Mexico Republican candidates and volunteers gather

Los Alamos Middle School Geography Bee Results

on February 12, 2018 - 4:26pm
Los Alamos Middle School spelling bee team. Courtesy photo
 

Spelling Bee winner is 8th grade student Danny Nichols, center. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Middle School Geography Bee was held Thursday, Feb. 1, in the LAMS Library.
 
There were 12 participants in the school-level Bee and two students represented each of the six Hawk Teams.
 
The overall winner of the bee was 8th grade student Danny Nichols.
 
Finishing runner-up was 7th grader Alex Livescu. Students had to first advance through their classroom competitions to earn a position in the school-wide Bee.

San Juan Representatives Honor Aztec Heroes Emery Hill And Kathleen 'Katie' Potter

on February 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
Reps. Bandy and Montoya with representatives from Aztec School District. Courtesy photo
 
LEGISLATIVE News:
 
SANTA FE — This morning, the House of Representatives honored Aztec High School employees Emery Hill and Kathleen “Katie” Potter for their brave actions to protect students after a disturbed shooter entered the school and began firing a weapon.
 
Hill and Potter were formally recognized in House Memorial 98 sponsored by Rep. Paul Bandy (R-Aztec), Rep. Rod Montoya (R-Farmington), Rep. James Strickler (R-Farmington), and Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-Kirtland).
 
Hill, a

House Labor And Economic Committee Recognizes Importance Of NAFTA

on February 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE Friday, the House Labor and Economic Development Committee recognized the importance of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by passing a memorial introduced by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces).
 
The introduction of HM 86 comes after the current federal administration has expressed their desire to pull out of the agreement, a decision that would have negative impacts on New Mexico’s economy.
 
“We have made great strides expanding exports, particularly with Mexico.

Los Alamos Nature Center Open For Holidays

on February 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
This Wednesday is a great time to fall in love with nature or just rekindle this relationship, and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help.
 
The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Valentine's Day, a great day to visit the animals or use the Los Alamos Trails App to find a good Valentine's Day hike.
 
The nature center also will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and President's Day as well as 1-4 p.m. this Sunday.

Measure To Improve Outcomes For NM Children Moves Through Senate Committee For First Time

on February 12, 2018 - 4:10pm
SENATE News:
 
SANTA FE Friday, House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1) was passed by a Senate Committee for the first time. HJR 1 a constitutional amendment that seeks to uplift New Mexico children by increasing funding for early childhood education.
 
Sponsored by Representatives Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque) and Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), HJR1 invests in our state’s most precious resource, our children, by increasing enrollment in early childhood education and providing a strong return on investment to New Mexicans.
 
“This is a big step for an initiative that will uplift

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Student Board Members Organize Telethon Fundraiser

on February 12, 2018 - 4:10pm
LAPS Foundation Student Board Member Ruby Selvege and LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy prepare for the upcoming telethon fundraiser. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation is gearing up for its annual telethon fundraiser and the students are running the show.
 
LAPS Foundation student board members Ruby Selvege and Vincent Marciano are organizing the fundraiser. Both have served on the foundation board for two years.
 
The telethon will be held Feb.

United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Feb. 14

on February 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
The United Church Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Courtesy photo

UNITED CHURCH News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road is having a half price sale on Valentine's Day, Wednesday Feb. 14, on everything except jewelry.

The United Church Thrift Shop, operated by the Women's Christian Service Society, is open for shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

They accept donations of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books.

Notice Of Possible Quorum For School Board Feb. 15

on February 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

2018 Knights Of Columbus Local Free Throw Results

on February 12, 2018 - 12:37pm
Scene from the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship in Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Roger Anaya
 
Scene from the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship in Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Roger Anaya
 
SPORTS News:
 
Five boys and two girls ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Local Free Throw Championship.
 
Each participant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contest. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.

This Week At Pajarito

on February 12, 2018 - 12:35pm
MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open.
 
The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open for daily operations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Obituary: Clo Loree Mingo Feb. 16, 1938 – Jan. 18, 2018

on February 12, 2018 - 12:20pm

CLO LOREE MINGO Feb. 16, 1938 – Jan. 18, 2018

Clo Loree Mingo, Ph.D. drew her last breath on January 18, 2018 at 12:28 p.m. With family and friends by her side, she was calm by the crackling fireplace in her home of over 50 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Born Clo Ann Sjolander February 16, 1938, in Holmen, Wisconsin, Clo brought untold skills and mettle inherent to her home on the farm, to University of Wisconsin (B.A., English), to New Mexico. After some years in Los Alamos with husband Thomas Robert Loree, she settled in El Rancho, single with three small children.  

After marrying

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FBI: Scam Uses Purported Law Enforcement Credentials

on February 12, 2018 - 8:20am
FBI News:
 
The FBI is warning the public to be aware of a scam that uses a text message with a photograph of purported FBI credentials and threatens to arrest the person if money isn't sent.  
 
These text messages are false and the photograph of the credentials is not real. The FBI defines this type of scam as government impersonation fraud in which cyber criminals threaten to extort victims with physical or financial harm or the release of sensitive data.
 
The FBI wants to remind the public that federal law enforcement will not send photographs of credentials or badges to demand any

Los Alamos Receives Dusting Of Snow

on February 12, 2018 - 8:13am

A thin layer of snow covers the ground this morning in Los Alamos. The roads are clear and a few areas have been sanded. Just a few flakes are falling. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos received a thin dusting of snow this morning. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Statement On House Approval Of DWI Blood Test Bill

on February 12, 2018 - 8:04am
Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes
 
SENATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Thursday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 71, legislation sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque) to allow law enforcement officers obtain warrants for blood testing of suspected DWI violators in non-felony DWI cases.
 
The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces) and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque).  
 
Rep. Maestas Barnes made the following statement after House passage of the bill:
 
“This bill will make it easier for our law enforcement officers

Chamisa Students Meet Gov. Susana Martinez

on February 12, 2018 - 7:40am

Chamisa Elementary School 4th grade students meet Gov. Susana Martinez and pose for a photo during a visit Feb. 6 to the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Trisha Sanchez

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaking with 4th grade students from Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock during a visit Feb. 6 to the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.  Photo by Omar Sanchez

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