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on February 9, 2018 - 4:56pm

Lady ‘Toppers Fall To Capitol Jaguars

on February 9, 2018 - 4:55pm

Once again the Lady Toppers huddle up before their game in Santa Fe against the Lady Capitol Jaguars Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Santa Fe. The Jaguars opened up a commanding lead in the first period; however, the ‘Toppers closed the gap to five at the end of the second period. The ‘Toppers were not able to generate the same intensity in the third and fourth periods and lost the game 36-52.Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hannah Sanchez reaches in for the ball as Ashley Atencio comes in to help. Photo John McHale/ladailypost.com

Natalie Gallegos reaches for the loose ball under the ‘Topper
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Udall, 11 Senators Demand Explanation For Why White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter Had Access To Classified Information After Security Clearance Denied

on February 9, 2018 - 3:35pm
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As new details continue to emerge about what the White House knew about former Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s history of alleged abuse – and when they knew it – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) joined 11 other senators in writing to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn today to raise serious concerns regarding Porter’s ongoing access to classified information even after Kelly was notified that Porter was unable to obtain a security clearance.

The senators – including members of the Senate Homeland

Los Alamos Police Chief Addresses Sportsmen’s Club Annual Banquet

on February 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone answers questions Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club annual banquet. Sgambellone addressed club members on crime statistics for the County, LAPD's active shooter training program and concealed carry issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club President Steve McKelvey, left, listens to guest speaker LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone Thursday evening at the Club's annual banquet. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Newly-elected officers for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club, from left, President Steve

Mesa Public Library Opens At 1 P.M. Wednesday Feb. 14 Fire System Testing

on February 9, 2018 - 8:45am

COUNTY News:

Mesa Public Library will open at 1 p.m. as opposed to the normal 10 a.m. opening on Wednesday, Feb. 14, due to Fire System Testing.

During this time, the public will not be allowed into the building due to frequent activation of fire alarmsThe County apologizes for any inconvenience.

Great Western Specialties began replacing the fire panel and all smoke, heat sensors and other devices Feb. 5 at Mesa Public Library.

The crew is working the overnight hours 9 p.m. through 9 a.m. today.

Groups Sue MVD For Denying Non-REAL ID Licenses And Cards To Eligible New Mexicans

on February 9, 2018 - 8:27am
NMCLP News:
 
SANTA FE  Last week, civil rights groups and homeless advocates filed a class action lawsuit against the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) and the Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) on behalf of New Mexicans who were illegally denied Driver's Authorizations Cards (DACs) and non-REAL ID identification cards, charging that the state has failed to fully and correctly implement its two-tiered driver’s license law.
 
The requirement of unnecessary documentation for DAC’s and non-federally compliant ID cards has caused chaos at local MVDs and major confusion and

La Cueva Teen Released From Hospital

on February 9, 2018 - 8:24am

Wyatt Taylor, 14, is happy to be back in his signature jeans and boots after 52 days in the hospital. Courtesy photo

 

La Cueva teenager Wyatt Taylor lifts a bale of hay to feed his family's animals. He had been concerned that he wouldn't be able to lift bales after being in the hospital for almost two months but was happy to find out he could do it with no trouble at all. Courtesy photo

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

After 52 days in the hospital, 14-year-old Wyatt Taylor of La Cueva is at home in his beloved Jemez Mountains.

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 9

on February 9, 2018 - 8:21am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
We had some snow and very cold temperatures over the weekend. The snow was most welcome because snowpacks throughout New Mexico are well below normal. The recent storm helped but we need many more. Even with the 23 inches of snow they received at Wolf Creek Pass over the weekend, the snowpack there is well below normal. Most areas throughout the state where the snowpack is measured are reporting snow depths less than 50-percent of normal.
 
If you would like to check on snow depths here in New Mexico, the National Resource

YMCA: Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again

on February 9, 2018 - 8:20am
New blood pressure guidelines make American Heart Month the perfect time for a check-up. Courtesy photo
 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, The Family YMCA urges everyone in Los Alamos to get a blood pressure screening.
 
Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.
 
High blood pressure is often referred to as “The Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or

Village Arts Jewelry Sale Friday And Saturday

on February 9, 2018 - 8:17am
Village Arts News:
 
Happy Valentine's Day ... come to Village Arts on DP Road:
  • 11 a.m. to  5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9; and
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Besides a large selection of gold, silver and precious stone jewelry we:
  • Buy gold, silver, jewelry, coins, gems, diamonds in any condition;
  • Offer appraisals for insurance purposes;
  • Restring pearls and beads;
  • Size rings;
  • Create custom pieces using your gemstones or ours; and
  • Strive to find that special something that you have been looking for.

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD Owners Recognized

on February 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD owners Ruth Scott and Amanda Robertson are recognized this evening as a Star Client of the NMSBDC Network during a reception at La Fonda on the plaza in Santa Fe. Lt. Gov John Sanchez is to their left. They also will be recognized during the 2018 Legislative Session. Tonight's annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses. Courtesy/Dan Mayfield

Attorney General Hector Balderas Expands Investigation Of UNM, Other Organizations

on February 8, 2018 - 3:39pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas 

From the Office of the AG:

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement this afternoon:

“We will never tolerate a university culture that denies students their basic rights through illegal discrimination or retaliation against those who report sexual misconduct.

“Our criminal and civil investigation into the University of New Mexico includes the handling of these issues and we are reviewing the actions of officials from top to bottom and any other organizations involved.”

Los Alamos Business Wins Statewide Award

on February 8, 2018 - 3:31pm

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD owners Ruth Scott and Amanda Robertson will be recognized tonight as a Star Client of the NMSBDC Network. Courtesy/NMSBDC

NMSBDC News:

  • This PhD Stands For Pets Handled Dearly...

During the 2018 Legislative Session, Los Alamos DogHouse PhD LLC will be recognized as a Star Client of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network at La Fonda in Santa Fe.

The annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses.

In March of 2015, Ruth Scott, owner of Los Alamos DogHouse PhD, LLC

Call For Entries: 2018 Los Alamos Photo Club Photo Show April 9-May 5

on February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
LAPC News:
 

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) and Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG) announce their annual photo show, April 9-May 5, in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

Photo Club members as well as anyone living or working in Los Alamos County are encouraged to submit their work for display. There is no entry fee or jurying required. 

Entries are due by April 6 to laphotoclubshow@yahoo.com with the subject line: Description of entries for 2018 LAPC show by [name of photographer]”.

Prospective entrants should visit the LAPC website at http://www.dougsview.com/LAPC

NNSA Notice Of Proposed Wetland Action At LANL

on February 8, 2018 - 2:59pm

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is proposing to install storm water controls to improve water quality and allow surface water management in the Mortandad watershed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The construction work will involve disturbing a small portion of a wetland. There are no negative, long-term impacts to the wetland expected under the proposed project.

In accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations 1022 Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements, NNSA has prepared a wetland assessment for

Child: Fending Off Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

on February 8, 2018 - 2:54pm
By Dr. JOSIAH CHILD
Medical Director
LAMC Emergency Department
 
As the flu season kicks into full gear, braving airplanes and winter get togethers can provide germaphobes with a daunting onslaught of fearsome exposures.
 
So for those who understand that months of isolation can take its own toll, here are some tips for defense against upper respiratory infections.
 
Flu shots: while flu shots do not provide perfect protection against the flu, the trivalent vaccine for the average population and the quadrivalent vaccine for at- risk populations represent the best protection against

LAPS Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

on February 8, 2018 - 1:24pm

Fifth grade students at Chamisa Elementary School hold up books that were given to the school as part of a Great Ideas Grant last fall. Courtesy/LAPSF

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its spring grant cycle is now open, and it will be accepting applications through Feb. 28.

The LAPS Foundation grants fall into three categories: Great Ideas Grants, Professional Development Grants, and Professional Book Group Grants.

Any licensed LAPS teacher may apply.

Santa Fe Auto Park Ride & Drive At Smiths Friday & Saturday Supports LAHS Robotics Team

on February 8, 2018 - 1:20pm
The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team competes last year in Flagstaff, Ariz. Courtesy photo

The Auto Park is hosting a Ride and Drive event 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9-10 in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team is preparing for the regional robotics competition March 21-24 in Denver. The competition comes with a hefty price tag but the Santa Fe Auto Park is offering some financial assistance.
 
The Auto Park is hosting a Ride and

Officials Congratulate Post On 6-Year Anniversary

on February 8, 2018 - 8:52am

Staff Report

Equipped with her laptop and camera, award-winning journalist Carol A. Clark launched the Los Alamos Daily Post at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 from her home in White Rock.

Start-up team members Bonnie Gordon and Greg and Karen Kendall worked with Clark to build and populate the news site for weeks leading up to the launch. The Kendall’s and Gordon had day jobs, so the group gathered many long nights and weekends to get it all done.

“I am very grateful to them for their extraordinary talents and their continued friendship.

‘Carmina Burana’ In LAMS Gym 7 P.M. Saturday

on February 8, 2018 - 8:41am
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
For Los Alamos Choral Society

At times in the last couple of weeks, the Los Alamos production of Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana” has seemed like a traveling show—but it has now found a home.

“Carmina” was originally scheduled to be presented in the Duane Smith Auditorium, but as the show day approached, it became apparent that construction on the lobby of the auditorium would not be completed in time to allow for last-week rehearsals or the performance itself.

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and his staff found an unusual but practical

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Debra Snow

on February 8, 2018 - 8:28am

HM 54: Human Rights For Immigrants Heads To House

on February 8, 2018 - 8:26am

HOUSE DEMOCTRATS News:

SANTA FE – A memorial to affirm human rights for undocumented people passed the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee.

HM 54, sponsored by Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque), would uphold that the House of Representatives promote, enforce, and defend policies and procedures that protect the human and civil rights of all people in New Mexico regardless of their status.

“Throughout history, New Mexico has been home to migrants and immigrants who have come here seeking better lives for themselves and their families.

County Refreshes Neighborhood Parks

on February 8, 2018 - 8:04am
Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton points out the improvements planned for the pocket park on Walnut Street. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Parks and Recreation Division Manager Chris Wilson checks out the park on Ridgeway. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos pocket parks are prized possessions; they are enjoyed by joggers, hikers, bicyclists and dog walkers, plus the tot lots with playground equipment are hot spots for young children and their parents.
 
Parks and Recreation Division

Officials Push For Audits Of Publicly Funded Campaigns

on February 8, 2018 - 8:03am

State Auditor Wayne Johnson

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Working with State Auditor Wayne Johnson, State Representatives Zach Cook and Cathrynn Brown have introduced House Bill 269, Auditor Review of Publicly Financed Campaigns. 

The bi-partisan bill received a message from Gov. Susana Martinez and has been assigned to the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee.

Joint Memorial Making Elections Fairer Passes House

on February 8, 2018 - 7:51am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – A House Joint Memorial to make elections more fair has passed the House Floor.

The memorial, sponsored by Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), calls for Congress to pass the “Fix It America” constitutional amendment. If this amendment were adopted by Congress, it would overturn the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, limiting the disproportionate influence campaign contributions have on elections, and ensuring political districts are drawn fairly.

“Every vote should count, and every New Mexican should be equally represented in our elections.

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