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Robinson Congratulates New Council Leadership

on January 10, 2019 - 11:38am
By JAMES ROBINSON
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

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Holds First Meeting Of 2019 Jan. 14 At UNM-LA

on January 10, 2019 - 11:37am

DPLA News:

The community is invited to attend the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County (DPLA) first meeting of 2019 when it will honor its dedicated volunteers, get updates on upcoming events, and talk about ways to stay involved this year.

The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

At the meeting, DPLA officials will present many dedicated volunteers a token of appreciation for their hard work during election season. There will be important updates about events happening around New Mexico for Democrats.

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Background Check Expansion Act To Reduce Gun Violence

on January 10, 2019 - 11:34am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have introduced the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all gun sales.
 
Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. Research indicates that as many as a quarter of all gun sales in the United States may occur without a background check even though 97 percent of Americans support comprehensive background checks.
 
“Like so many Americans across the country, New

Sara Scott, Pete Sheehey Elected Council Leaders

on January 10, 2019 - 11:31am
Council elects Sara Scott its chair during Tuesday night's meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Council elects Pete Sheehey its vice chair during Tuesday meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

With new members on Los Alamos County Council comes new leadership and during Tuesday’s regular meeting Sara Scott was elected chair and Pete Sheehey vice chair.

Councilors voted 4-2 to elect Scott to the position. Councilor Randall Ryti nominated her.

Science On Tap: ‘Accobeam & How Technological Innovations Using Sound Are Changing What Is Seen’

on January 10, 2019 - 11:19am
LANL Scientist Dr. Vamshi Chillara
 
LACD News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 at UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
This discussion will feature Dr. Vamshi Chillara of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Acoustics and Sensors Team.
 
Are you interested in how current research at Los Alamos is improving biomedical imaging and long-range undersea communications?

Los Alamos County Transportation Board Hears Traffic Study For Proposed Hill Apartments East Of LAMC

on January 10, 2019 - 11:04am
Michael Gomez with Santa Fe Engineering presents to the Transportation Board during Jan. 3 meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

An apartment complex, tentatively called the Hill Apartments, is being planned for a parcel of land at 35th and 36th streets along Trinity Drive, east of Los Alamos Medical Center.

The plan is for the complex to feature 149 units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom apartments.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 10, 2019 - 11:00am

Strong Ethics Commission, Automatic Voter Registration Are Common Cause NM's Priorities For 2019 Session

on January 10, 2019 - 10:52am

CCNM News:

Common Cause New Mexico announced its priorities for the 2019 legislative session.

“We’re focusing on creating the strong, independent ethics commission that 75 percent of voters approved in a constitutional amendment last fall,” Common Cause Executive Director Heather Ferguson said.

Over the past few months, Common Cause participated in an interim working group on enabling legislation for the commission, which Ferguson expects will be introduced early in the session.

Secretary Toulouse Oliver To Provide Second Year Of Sexual Harassment Trainings For New Mexico Lobbyists

on January 10, 2019 - 10:18am

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will provide two lobbyist trainings for the 2019 New Mexico legislative session covering lobbyist registration, reporting requirements and sexual harassment.

The trainings are 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 10 and 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in room 238 of the Bataan Memorial Building in Santa Fe.

“These sexual harassment trainings are part of my ongoing commitment to ensure that the Roundhouse is a safe space for everyone who works

Council Proclaims Jan. 20-27 As ‘Diversity Week’

on January 10, 2019 - 9:55am

From left, Dr. Madhavi Garimella, Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore and Anagha Dandekar of Voices of Los Alamos hold up the proclamation declaring Jan. 20-27 as ‘Diversity Week’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

During Tuesday night's regular Los Alamos County Council meeting, Councilor Antonio Maggiore presented a proclamation declaring Jan. 20-27 as “Diversity Week”.

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS: Our community’s success depends upon making everyone living in Los Alamos County feel welcome and included; and

WHEREAS: We are fortunate to have a rich and

Heinrich Fights To Protect Victims Of Shutdown

on January 10, 2019 - 9:44am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act that would protect federal workers and their families from foreclosures, evictions and loan defaults during a government shutdown.
 
The partial government shutdown, now in its third week, hurts more than 800,000 federal workers in all 50 states, including nearly 6,000 in New Mexico.
 
“Federal employees and their families across New Mexico are being hit especially hard by President Trump’s reckless and unnecessary shutdown,”

LAPS Unveils Resource Center For School Employees

on January 10, 2019 - 9:43am

Kathryn Vandenkieboom shows features of the new LAPS employee resource center during a tour of the facility Tuesday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus gave School Board members a sneak peek Tuesday evening of the new employee resource center, named The Source.

The Source, which is across the parking lot from the School Administration Building, will be available to all school employees.

LAPS Systems, Curriculum Mapping, and Data Analysis

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Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Jan. 17

on January 10, 2019 - 9:38am
LAGA News:
 
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard.
 
The program will be a presentation and discussion entitled A Genealogical Practicum of My Recent Research in Pennsylvania, by Kent Parsons.  
 
The traditional no-host social dinner will convene ahead of the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Georgia Santa Maria And Merimée Moffitt Jan. 27

on January 10, 2019 - 9:28am
Poets Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
Teatro Paraguas presents a poetry reading with Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt Sunday, Jan. 27, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Infomation at teatroparaguas.org, or call 505.424.1601.
 
Two long time New Mexico residents, Santa Maria and Moffit read original poetry about their lives and experiences in the Land of Enchantment.
 
Santa Maria is working on The Miami, NM Hippie Mommy Cookbook, about her life on a ranch in Miami, N.M.

First Tearless & Sweet Onions Available In Santa Fe

on January 10, 2019 - 9:17am
SUNIONS News:
 
PARMA, Idaho No more crying in the kitchen – save your tears for when you need them! Sunions, America’s first tearless and sweet onions are now being shipped to stores nationwide and in Canada. For an up-to-date list of where to purchase Sunions, visit http://www.iheartsunions.com/sunions-search.
 
But how are they tearless? Sunions were cultivated through a natural cross-breeding program over the course of more than two decades. The breeder hand-picked onion bulbs that were consistently less pungent to develop less variability in flavor.

STEM Educator’s Evening At New Mexico Museum Of Space History: Free Demos, Dinner, Door Prizes Jan. 17

on January 10, 2019 - 9:03am
STEM education is much more than sitting in class, it takes hands-on activities to help spark young imaginations like these two Rocketeer Academy cadets gearing up for fun and learning. Teachers are invited to the museum Jan. 17 for a free Educator’s Evening, showcasing the many STEM based programs that the museum’s education department offers. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
Sometimes seeing things in action helps make everything click.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Jan. 16

on January 10, 2019 - 8:53am
JJAB News:
 
The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Room 230, Building 2 at UNM-LA.
 
The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.
 
The public is welcome to attend.
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Daily Postcard: Sun Shines On Downtown Solar Tree

on January 10, 2019 - 8:41am

Daily Postcard: The sun shines a ring around the solar tree sculpture Wednesday in front of the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John Gustafson

County: Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail Partially Closed Due To Icy, Unsafe Conditions

on January 9, 2019 - 7:34pm

Map showing section of Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail closed due to extreme ice and unsafe trail conditions. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Because of extreme ice and unsafe trail conditions, Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail is closed three quarters of a mile from the intersection shown in the above photo.

This section of trail is extremely icy and there are no alternatives to bypass this hazardous section of trail.

Hikers are strongly urged to only travel out to the closed point then back to the starting point. Hikers should not attempt to cross this part of the trail.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 30, 2018 - Jan. 8, 2019

on January 9, 2019 - 6:46pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

JOSHON C. EBANKS

Dec. 30 at 11 :15 p.m. / Police arrested Joshon C. Ebanks, 22, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., and charged him with public affray and battery.

 

 

OSCAR A. DUARTE-FIERRO

Jan. 6 at 11:19 a.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos on 44th Street and charged him with assault against a household member.

 

 

BRYAN ALBERTO REYES

Jan.

Human Services Department Working Hard To Minimize Impact Of Government Shutdown On New Mexicans

on January 9, 2019 - 6:30pm
Human Services Department News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department announced today its decision to participate in a waiver option from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will provide an early issuance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February.
 
Late last night, the USDA made this option available to states, which will be required to issue the February benefits for approved and ongoing SNAP recipients on or before January 20, 2019. Prior to this announcement, the SNAP program was not funded beyond Jan.

Obituary: Michael Growcott Henderson Jan. 19, 1937 – Nov. 14, 2018

on January 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

MICHAEL GROWCOTT HENDERSON Jan. 19, 1937 – Nov. 14, 2018

Michael Growcott Henderson of Los Alamos, NM, passed away Nov. 14, 2018, just shy of his 82nd birthday.

He was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Blackpool, UK. He is survived by his cousin and other family members in Blackpool.

Mike was a retired Group Leader and Division Leader at the Los Alamos National laboratory.

An informal gathering of friends will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. in Los Alamos, NM.

Potluck dishes welcome.

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Mountain Mixers Square Dancing Classes Begin Sunday

on January 9, 2019 - 5:39pm

Mountain Mixers hosts square dancing lessons starting Sunday. Courtesy photo

By Tom and Marlene Kelley
Mountain Mixers

My wife and I have been square dancing for 40 years.

When people learn this they almost invariably say, “Oh yes I did that back in elementary school, or middle school.”  Well, square dancing has changed and evolved since then into what we now call modern square dancing.

The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club is sponsoring a set of lessons at 2 p.m. beginning Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Pueblo Complex Gym on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.  

The public is encouraged to come and

New Mexico State Police Arrest Woman Who Stole US Postal Service Truck

on January 9, 2019 - 5:24pm

Chanel Eskleson

NMSP News:

COLFAX COUNTY  At about 8 a.m. today, New Mexico State Police were informed of a U.S. Postal Service Truck that had been stolen from the Maxwell area.

The stolen vehicle was located by officers traveling south on Interstate 25 near mile post 429, when it turned around and began to head north on Interstate 25. A pursuit was initiated by New Mexico State Police. 

Stop sticks were deployed during the pursuit and Pursuit Intervention Techniques were utilized on the vehicle eventually bringing the vehicle to a stop between North 2nd Street and North 1st Street in

Explore Discoveries Of NASA’s Kepler Mission Friday

on January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center to discuss the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission and preview first results from the TESS spacecraft. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join local scientist Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission.

The spacecraft was officially retired in October 2018, and Guzik will highlight a few of the many discoveries of the mission and preview first results from the follow-up TESS spacecraft, which launched in April 2018.

The Kepler Mission launched in

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