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Sierra Club Responds To Land Commissioner’s Announcement On Coyote-Killing Contests

on January 12, 2019 - 2:46pm
Thursday, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard announced a ban on cruel coyote-killing contests on the 9.5 million acres of state trust land. The ban also applies to other non-protected species.
“We applaud Land Commissioner Garcia Richard's announcement prohibiting the competitive killing of our state's wildlife on state trust land,” said Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Mary Katherine Ray. “These organized wildlife massacres do not meet any modern principle of scientific wildlife management.”
Contest participants’ claim they are

Grabbing Some Flakes At Hockey Game Friday Night

on January 12, 2019 - 8:50am

Mikie Bane was seen grabbing some flakes Friday evening at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink while attending the Hockey game between the Lobos and a Dallas team. Photo by John McHale/

Winter Safety Tips From LAFD

on January 12, 2019 - 8:44am
EMS Division Chief
Los Alamos Fire Department

Winter storms can cause a community to see an increase in car accidents, falls, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks from overexertion. Storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. As we recently experienced, winter storms can last for several days, cause havoc on heat, power and communication services, but they also place our community members at higher risk.

Here are some tips to remember:

Prepare now!

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms.

Texas A&M Dignitaries Meet With Alumni, Visit LANL

on January 12, 2019 - 8:28am
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp tells a room full of alumni the latest news about their school at an alumni gathering Thursday in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Laboratory Director Thom Mason with LANL Statistician and 2017 Texas A&M graduate Mary Frances Dorn at Thursday's Aggie Alumni Event in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A room full of Texas Aggies greeted Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Chairman of the Board of

UNM-LA Collaborates With Innovation Academy

on January 12, 2019 - 8:18am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is partnering with The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy to offer “Create. Sell. Bank” this spring at UNM-LA.

This online course will address issues related to designing and establishing online businesses. Students will be exposed to a variety of innovation processes to help assist them as they consider a product/business concept.

The class will cover intellectual property basics, marketing processes, and how to create customer profiles, email lists, product landing pages and marketing automation.

Nancy Ann Hibbs Wins Quarterly Photo Contest

on January 12, 2019 - 7:56am
Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Shashi Charles, left, presents Daily Postcard winner Nancy Ann Hibbs her $100 prize Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The winning photo. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


Los Alamos Daily Post

Local photographer Nancy Ann Hibbs has done it again. She won the quarterly Daily Postcard contest for a second time.

She decided to take the $100 prize money and pay it forward. Hibbs donated the money to the Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals.

McQuiston: The Cold Hard Facts About Ice Dams

on January 12, 2019 - 7:48am

The Jemez Agency

The winter months are here and the potential for claims resulting from ice dams are on the rise. While most of the damage caused by a winter storm is immediate, ice dams losses usually don’t occur until several days after.

Just what is an ice dam? As the heat from inside your house rises and melts the snow on your roof, the water will flow down the slope until it reaches a portion of your roof where the temperature is freezing. The water will refreeze and a ridge of ice will form.

Water collects behind the ice dam until it finds openings in your roof where it

Daily Postcard: Foggy Morning In White Rock

on January 12, 2019 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: Foggy morning in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

FBI: Carlsbad Credit Union Hit This Evening By Robber Wearing Mask With Old Man’s Face, Bushy Mustache

on January 11, 2019 - 10:03pm

Suspect wanted by the FBI. Courtesy/FBI


The suspect was last seen in this blue Chevrolet Z71 pickup. Courtesy/FBI


FBI News:


This evening an armed man wearing a mask with an old man’s face and a bushy white mustache robbed a Carlsbad credit union.

The suspect, described as approximately 5'11" to 6' tall, also wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark gloves and baggy khaki pants that were tucked into the tops of brown boots.
At approximately 5 p.m., the suspect entered U-1st Community Federal Credit Union, 601 N. Canal St., and displayed a handgun.

On First Day Employees Miss Paychecks, Udall And Heinrich Fight to Protect Federal Workers; Contractors

on January 11, 2019 - 9:00pm


  • Legislation cosponsored by Udall and Heinrich to ensure that workers hurt during shutdown get paid retroactively passes the Senate
  • In separate letter, Senators also press Trump Administration to guarantee that federal contractor employees receive backpay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As hundreds of thousands of federal workers miss their first paychecks today due to the Trump shutdown, the U.S. Senate passed a bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich that ensures that impacted federal and other government workers will receive their back pay.

The Government

New Mexico Museum Of Art & Creative Santa Fe Announce Tania Katan Book Talk With Jen Sincero

on January 11, 2019 - 8:50pm
NMMA News:
SANTA FE After more than 10 years of smuggling creativity into the business sector without getting busted, Tania Katan’s new book Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life is a refreshing look at how to fit creativity into the seemingly mundane.
New Mexico Museum of Art and Creative Santa Fe are partnering on an engaging event March 9 with Katan at St. Francis Auditorium.
Katan is a creative disruptor by nature and the brain behind the viral sensation #ItWasNeverADress, which aspired to shift perceptions about women, initially by

One Los Alamos Presents Diversity Week Jan. 20-27

on January 11, 2019 - 8:40pm


New Year’s Day HVAC Failure; Ice Dam At Los Alamos County Detention Center – Detainees Transferred

on January 11, 2019 - 8:02pm
The New Year's Day snowstorm formed an ice dam around the drain on the Los Alamos Detention Center roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
The floor is all wet at the Los Alamos Detention Center from an ice dam that formed Jan. 1 around the drain on the roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
Los Alamos Daily Post

An HVAC system failure at the Los Alamos County Detention Center forced the transfer of the detainees to facilities in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe.

Public Works Deputy Director Jon Bulthuis explained

Head2Head: The Currents Of Populism And Pluralism

on January 11, 2019 - 7:03pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

The term “populism” is a vague and contested term that has been used in reference to a diverse variety of things. Populism can generally be defined as opposition of “the people” to a social elite.

The term originated with the People’s Party, active in the 19th century American Midwest. Its platform included calling for the nationalization of railways, the banning of strikebreakers, support for small farmers and so on.

The party gained representation in several state legislatures during the 1890s but was not powerful

Legislators Connect With Constituents At Annual LWV & AAUW Legislative Preview At Fuller Lodge

on January 11, 2019 - 9:37am
House Dist. 43 Rep.-elect Christine Chandler and Sen. Carlos Cisneros answer questions at the Legislative Preview Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community members fill Fuller Lodge Wednesday evening to hear the annual Legislative Update. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post
New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep.-elect Christine Chandler and Sen.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Presents ‘A Look Ahead At 2019 Nuclear Hotspots Around The World’ Lecture Saturday In Los Alamos

on January 11, 2019 - 9:23am

Dr. Siegfried Hecker

Los Alamos Historical Society

Although the North Korean nuclear crisis took a bit of a breather in 2018, the rest of the world turned more dangerous.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker will review developments around the world and look ahead at 2019 during the Second Annual Alice and Lawry Mann Lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos.


Topper Girls Win In Jaguar Country

on January 11, 2019 - 9:14am

Head Coach Lance Carter goes over the game strategies before sending the Hilltopper girl's basketball team into Jaguar country Tuesday evening to play the Capital High School Lady Jaguars in Edward Ortez Gym in Santa Fe. The Toppers met this team earlier this year and won 41-40 and were hoping to repeat that match up, and they did just that. The first half was all Toppers who led 24-14 at the half. The second half was a different story as the Lady Jaguars came out with a full court press, which dropped the Topper lead to only one late in the 4th quarter.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Jan. 15

on January 11, 2019 - 9:09am
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting is Tuesday Jan. 15 and features Robert Hull who will present a talk about the Russian attempts and success to kill its “traitors”.
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road.)
Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is

Mountain First Graders Show Entrepreneurial Spirit

on January 11, 2019 - 8:55am
Mountain teacher Scott Johnson's students with bags they sold to raise money for Heifer International and Self Help Inc., and hold up a check they presented to Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
They may only be first-graders but Mountain Elementary School teacher Scott Johnson’s students are already entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
In an email to the Los Alamos Daily Post, Johnson explained that last year his class founded a business to earn profits to donate to charities.

New Mexico State Police Arrest Wanted Felon In Taos

on January 11, 2019 - 8:32am

Captured felon Eduardo Rivera

NMSP News:

TAOS – Thursday at around 10 a.m., uniformed state police officers in Taos responded to an anonymous crime stoppers tip indicating that wanted felon Eduardo Rivera, 29, was at his residence of 86 Camino De Corazon in Ranchos De Taos.

Rivera was wanted on a state-wide extraditable warrant out of Colfax county for Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Damage to Property, Burglary of a Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary of a Vehicle, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts) and Attempt to Commit

More Snow Falling Over Los Alamos Area Today

on January 11, 2019 - 8:14am
A scene of snow falling this morning on Aster Street in White Rock. The National Weather Service forecasts a high today near 38 with a total daytime snow accumulation over the Los Alamos area of around an inch possible. The NWS also forecasts scattered snow showers tonight with a new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible and a low around 22. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Project Lit Book Group Kicks Off At Los Alamos High School With Funding From LAPS Foundation

on January 10, 2019 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos High School teachers gather for the first adult Project Lit Book Group meeting, an initiative funded through a grant from the LAPS Foundation. From left, Stephanie Hailey (English), Shannon Seitz, Margo Batha, Elizabeth Bates (German), Michelle Holland (English), Kristine Coblentz and Therese Mueller (Spanish). Not pictured: Lucy Belian (Guidance) and Annette Garcia-Sehorn (Business). The goal for this group is to introduce LAHS staff members from all departments to the books that students are reading in the student Project Lit Group, and to encourage staff to discuss the books

Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Signs Executive Order Banning Killing Contests On State Trust Land

on January 10, 2019 - 12:43pm

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard today signs Executive Order 2019–001, which bans killing contests on State Trust Lands. Courtesy/SLO

From the State Land Office:

SANTA FE – State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard signed her first Executive Order (2019 – 001) today banning killing contests on State Trust Lands.

As she signed the order, Garcia Richard was joined by animal and wildlife advocates from Animal Protection Voters, The Sierra Club, Project Coyote, Wild Earth Guardians, Prairie Dog Pals and Wildlife Conservation Advocacy Southwest.

“These are not hunting

LANL: More Stable Light Comes From Intentionally ‘Squashed’ Quantum Dots

on January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Novel colloidal quantum dots are formed of an emitting cadmium/selenium (Cd/Se) core enclosed into a compositionally graded CdxZn1-xSe shell wherein the fraction of zinc versus cadmium increases towards the dot's periphery. Due to a directionally asymmetric lattice mismatch between CdSe and ZnSe, the core, at top right, is compressed more strongly perpendicular to the crystal axis than along it. This leads to modifications of the electronic structure of the CdSe core, which beneficially affects its light-emission properties.

Robinson Congratulates New Council Leadership

on January 10, 2019 - 11:38am
Los Alamos County Councilor
Tuesday night, I had the honor of assuming my seat on the new Los Alamos County Council. Although humbling to now be the one the audience is watching, I was very excited to begin my term.
As a councilor, one of my very first votes was for the new chair and vice chair. It was a tough decision, but I would like to have the community join me in congratulating Councilor Sara Scott on her election to chair and Councilor Pete Sheehey to vice chair.
Representing the new council, Councilor Chair Scott and Council Vice Chair Sheehey combine a