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Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy Supports Trades Education And Economic Development

on October 8, 2019 - 8:36am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College is asking voters in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties to vote Nov. 5 on a Mill Levy ballot initiative to bring new trades education programs to the region and revitalize its El Rito Campus.
If passed, the Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy would provide $2.4 Million annually to establish and sustain associate degree programs in trades, including plumbing/pipefitting and electrical at its El Rito and Española campuses.
With the initiative, the College aims to create a skilled local workforce to meet employer needs and to

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Memories

on October 8, 2019 - 8:32am
Executive Director
This week, I am all about focusing on the opportunity to create memories.
I have lived here 25 years. Once I knew we had the Lads of Enchantment, I was hooked for life. They have a performance Oct. 18, and if you like A Capella music, this is the group for you.
The Lads, along with the Santa Fe Harmonizers, will lift for your spirits for one night only. Live in Harmony, is the theme for 2019 and it sounds like a moral, we all could use.
They will hold an afterglow for a small fee, following the big event.

EDF: New Initiative Will Map And Measure Methane Emissions Across The Permian Basin

on October 8, 2019 - 8:30am
EDF News:
AUSTIN, Texas A comprehensive new data initiative organized by Environmental Defense Fund will use advanced emissions monitoring technologies to determine how much methane is escaping from the Permian Basin, one of the world’s largest oil and gas producing regions.
The coordinated year-long research effort will generate scientifically robust emissions data to map and measure the scale of the problem, and facilitate better, faster solutions.
More than half of U.S. oil rigs are now in the Permian Basin.

New Mexico Tourism Department Invites Balloon Fiesta Guests To Make Chile A Family Affair

on October 8, 2019 - 8:29am
Balloon Fiesta guests can explore Albuquerque to collect limited-edition chile-themed decals. Courtesy photo
NMDT News:
SANTA FE Fans of all things New Mexico chile will have another way to display their pride during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
The New Mexico Tourism Department invites guests of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and New Mexico residents to participate in a scavenger hunt for limited-edition chile decals so families can show that chile is truly a family affair.
“Chile is a point of pride for many New Mexico residents and

FBI: $1,000 Reward In Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on October 8, 2019 - 8:28am
FBI News:
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
The robbery occurred at Bank of the West, 4221 San Mateo Blvd., at approximately 12:40 p.m.
The suspect is described as a Native American or Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5'10” to 6' tall, with a slim build. He wore a dark baseball cap, a dark t-shirt with horizontal stripes, and dark pants. He carried a dark backpack.
The suspect walked into the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of

Shop On The Corner Sale On Baskets Wednesday

on October 8, 2019 - 8:25am

Little Shop on the Corner will be open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Courtesy/TOTH


A trisket, a tasket, come fill a basket!

The Little Shop on the Corner, the thrift store inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Trinity Drive, will offer all its baskets for 50 cents during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday.

People are encouragd to fill a basket with fall's bounty or use it for trick-or-treating. 

Udall Chairs Indian Affairs Field Hearing On The Legacy Of Uranium Mining In New Mexico And Indian Country

on October 8, 2019 - 8:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, center, chairing an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday in Albuquerque. He was joined by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday entitled “America’s Nuclear Past: Examining the Effects of Radiation on Indian Country” at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque.
Udall was

Increased Wait Times At Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument During Balloon Fiesta Week

on October 8, 2019 - 8:20am
BLM News:
ALBUQUERQUE Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is experiencing longer than normal wait times during Balloon Fiesta Week (Oct. 5-14). 
As balloonists and spectators make plans to visit the Monument, please plan excursions accordingly, as long wait times at the entrance are reaching from 90-120 minutes due to limited parking.  

The BLM and Pueblo de Cochiti are asking that visitors be patient during this time or consider visiting other popular areas in the ear vicinity.
New Mexico is home to spacious scenic destinations such as El Malpais National Conservation

Annual Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS Oct. 19

on October 8, 2019 - 7:52am

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing are for sale 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy photo

Ski Swap News:

Need some new gear for this coming winter? Come to Los Alamos Middle School 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Los Alamos Ski Swap.

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing will be for sale.

Drop off equipment for resale 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pick-up for unsold equipment and payment for sold equipment is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 20.

Proceeds from the Ski Swap benefit the

Catch Of The Week: FBI Warning On Ransomware

on October 8, 2019 - 7:40am
Los Alamos
What is ransomware? Ransomware is a subset of malware, where all data on a victim’s computer is held for ransom by means of data encryption. Payment is demanded, usually via Bitcoin, before the ransomed data is decrypted so the victim can access their data again.
Oct. 1, three hospitals owned by Alabama based DCH Health Systems were struck by ransomware. The hospitals were forced to limit services to only the most critical new patients after the ransomware attack. The ransomware affected all 1,500 of the hospital’s computers, including its email server.

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Seeks Community Funding Requests From Local Organizations By Oct. 31

on October 8, 2019 - 7:13am
Recipients of some of last Fall’s funding from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has announced that its Community Funding Request applications are now being accepted.
This is the third year that the local service organization has offered funding opportunities in the fall and spring. Organizations in Los Alamos and around northern New Mexico may request up to $500 for a specific project.
Applications are due Oct. 31 and can be found on the Rotary Club website at
All projects will

2019 SW Veterans Business Conference Nov. 4-5

on October 8, 2019 - 7:09am
DVS News:

Registration is now open for the 2019 Southwest Veterans Business Conference, which is Nov. 4-5 at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

Though the conference is free, pre-registration is required and can be done online at For more information about the conference, contact VBOC Director Rich Coffel at or 505.383.2401.
The Albuquerque Marriott Hotel is offering a special discounted room rate for attendees. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 505.881.6800.
The New Mexico

Folk Duo The Brother Brothers At Fuller Lodge Oct. 17

on October 8, 2019 - 6:51am
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss perform Oct. 17 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Justin Camerer
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss. Courtesy photo
The Brother Brothers, a Brooklyn, NY based folk duo will play the historic Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 17.
The band’s odd name is a play on the fact that the duo is comprised of identical twin brothers, David and Adam Moss.
The two grew up in a house where music was appreciated and promoted and each spent some time during and after college with various bands and following their

Keep Fall Season Wildfire Safety In Mind

on October 8, 2019 - 6:44am
NM Fire Information News:
SANTA FE As the fall season begins, land managers would like to remind the public to practice wildfire safety while enjoying the outdoors.
Federal and state wildfire cooperators in New Mexico urge caution for those participating in hunting and other outdoor activities to go prepared to avoid sparking a fire. Just one small spark or heat from an unattended fire, gunfire ricochet, or a vehicle’s exhaust system can ignite dry grass.

With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to help not only hunters but to all outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen trying to

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 45

on October 8, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 45. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Highlights Floating Clouds

on October 8, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Several clouds float in the sky recently as the sun sets over Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Football Coach Arrested For Burglary In Gallup

on October 7, 2019 - 10:01pm
John D. Roanhaus
NMSP News:
MCKINLEY COUNTY New Mexico State Police was notified Oct. 2 of a burglary at Miyamura High School in Gallup.
During the investigation, State Police uniform officers viewed video evidence that showed a male subject, enter the locker room at Miyamura High School and take money from a football player’s wallet.
Officers identified the male subject as John D. Roanhoaus, 42, of Clovis who is the head football coach at Miyamura High School.
An arrest warrant was issued Friday, Oct. 4 for Roanhaus and he was arrested Saturday, Oct.

LALO Presents The Addams Family A New Musical

on October 7, 2019 - 2:29pm

LALO News:

Get ready for something creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky! To enhance your Halloween season, Los Alamos Light Opera will be presenting The Addams Family, a New Musical directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz, choreography by Brooke Davis, and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams, the beloved family from the classic television series and films come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that will be altogether

DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

on October 7, 2019 - 1:47pm
Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Michelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos

McQuiston: About Rental Car Coverage...

on October 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

The Jemez Agency

It’s my experience that one of the most frequently asked questions policyholders have after being involved in an automobile accident is this one: “Does my insurance policy cover the cost for me to obtain a rental car while my car is being repaired in the shop?”

If you find yourself in a situation where you are asking this question, keep in mind that the answer will vary based on the coverage available to you on your personal auto policy, as well as the requirements of the rental car company you’ve selected.

LANL: Modified Quantum Dots Capture More Energy From Light And Lose Less To Heat

on October 7, 2019 - 1:31pm

Doping a quantum dot with manganese (right half of graphic) speeds the capture of energy from a hot electron to 0.15 picoseconds, outpacing losses to phonons in the crystal lattice. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers discover a new approach for capturing energy from light-generated, ‘hot’ electrons, avoiding wasteful heat loss

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it’s wasted as heat.


“This discovery can potentially

New Mexico State Land Office Responds To ‘Shell Company’ Cypress Inc. Contest Of Lease Cancellation

on October 7, 2019 - 1:06pm




SANTA FE State Land Office General Counsel, Ari Biernoff, released the following statement regarding Cypress Inc.’s contest of the Land Office’s cancellation of two agricultural grazing leases:

“Commissioner Garcia Richard stands by the decision to terminate the business relationship with Epstein and his enterprises. The leases that she inherited with Cypress, a shell company, should have never been awarded in the first place.

“The State Attorney General also determined these leases were improper and should be cancelled.

“After everything that’s occurred,

The Cricket Window Opens For Business On Central

on October 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Rachel Hensen, owner of The Cricket, 1247 Central Ave., upstairs from the Karen Wray Gallery and the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rachel Hensen has been involved in the antique business in one way or another all her life. She said she remembers her and her siblings attending antique auctions with her mother and grandparents. Later, she paid for college by selling antiques online. Now, Hensen has taken it one step further by opening her own store, The Cricket Window.

The Cricket Window,

World Futures: Data, Information And Knowledge Part 2

on October 7, 2019 - 12:58pm

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In part one, we looked at data and read a display of data - letters of the alphabet, numbers and spaces.

They were arranged in an orderly fashion to provide information. One particular sentence had 132 characters, 27 spaces, and two punctuation symbols. In 8-bit computer coding this amounts to 1,288 ones and zeros and if seen in computer talk would be meaningless, at least to newspaper readers.

But when ordered and presented in the form a human computer (the brain) can recognize through a sensor (the eyes), it becomes information.

LAAC Prepares For World Record Pumpkin Carving!

on October 7, 2019 - 12:56pm

Michael Venticinque of New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association shows off 65 bins filled with pumpkins. The total weight is more than 32,000 pounds. The pumpkins will be delivered to Los Alamos Oct. 25, the day before the Los Alamos Arts Council attempts to earn the Guinness World Record for 'Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously'. The Arts Council thanks Steve Ness of Ness Farms, Venticinque and Dan Lucero of Pueblo Fruits & Vegetables, Inc., for their hard work and support to make this attempt possible. Participants in the world record attempt should arrive by 2:45 p.m. Oct.