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NWS: Today’s High Near 86; Tonight’s Low Around 60

on July 12, 2019 - 7:22am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 86 with a 20 percent chance of rain and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Light Fills Sky Over The Jemez

on July 12, 2019 - 7:13am
Daily Postcard: Light fills the sky Saturday evening over the Jemez and low clouds cover the ground. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Governor Lujan Grisham Issues Statement On Fatal Incident Outside Jerry Apodaca Building Today

on July 11, 2019 - 4:05pm

From the Governor's Office:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement following the tragedy today outside the Jerry Apodaca Building at 300 Don Gaspar Ave. in Santa Fe where the bodies of a male and female were found. 

Preliminary reports indicate the female was a state employee believed to be in her 30s.

“Today we experienced a horrific tragedy in Santa Fe. My heart is broken for the family and loved ones of the state employee who was tragically and violently taken from us too soon.

Pebble Labs In Los Alamos Receives $4 Million Grant From State; Announces Scientific Breakthroughs

on July 11, 2019 - 3:52pm

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told the crowd gathered for a press conference Tuesday at Pebble Labs in Los Alamos that she is proud to be supporting homegrown businesses like Pebble Labs that are driving innovation and cutting-edge scientific research right here in New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announcing that the state is pledging $4 million in LEDA funds to help expand Pebble Labs. Seated from left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess.

Land Office Revenue To Surpass $1 Billion In FY-19

on July 11, 2019 - 3:44pm
NMSLO News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Land Office received more revenue from business activity in fiscal year 2019 than any year before.
 
Conservative year-end estimates show revenue on track to surpass $1 billion. Given the nature of royalty payment collection, the exact royalty revenue amounts received will not be available until the Fall.
 
Even with the most conservative projections for the last three months of the fiscal year, 2019 revenue is projected to be approximately $1,110,000,000. In fiscal year 2018, Land Office revenue reached $852 million.
 
“This is a record

JJAB Meets At UNM-LA Wednesday July 17

on July 11, 2019 - 3:25pm

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 in Room 626 of Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.

The public is welcome to attend.

Public Invited To Enter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Drone Zone Competition!

on July 11, 2019 - 3:16pm

Public invited to bring drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day. Courtesy/LACD

 

ScienceFest News:

 

The public is encouraged to bring their drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day for an opportunity to fly in a competitive drone course and have a chance to win up to $150 in Chamber checks, good at dozens of businesses and restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock.

 

Two courses will be available to the public, a Beginner and Advanced, and four prizes awarded.

New Mexico Highlands University To Help Develop Statewide Early Childhood Learning Needs Assessment

on July 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Patricia Jiménez-Latham
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University will play a lead role in developing a statewide early childhood learning needs assessment.
 
The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership contracted with CESDP to help develop the State of New Mexico’s Early Learning Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.
 
“The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership will analyze the information and data gathered through the needs assessment for a 3-year statewide early learning

NIST’s Compact Atomic Gyroscope Has New Twists

on July 11, 2019 - 2:44pm

NIST physicist Elizabeth Donley holds a card used to trace the paths of laser beams in the atomic gyroscope. The atoms are in a small glass container inside the magnetic shield box with the pink tape on it. Photo byJ. Burrus/NIST

NIST News:

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have upgraded their compact atomic gyroscope to enable multitasking measurement capabilities and measure its performance, important steps toward practical applications.

Described in a new paper, the quantum gyroscope design and evaluation processes were led by three women — a

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on July 11, 2019 - 2:36pm

The Lensic Announces Three New National Theatre Live In HD Broadcasts In Santa Fe Beginning Oct. 28

on July 11, 2019 - 2:10pm
Rehearsal scene for National Theatre Live 2019: Present Laughter. Photo by Manuel Harlan
 
National Theatre Live 2019: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Manuel Harlan
 

LENSIC News:  

 
SANTA FE — The Lensic announces three new National Theatre Live in HD broadcasts, all filmed live onstage in London and shown in high-definition video on The Lensic’s big screen.
 
National Theatre Live in HD: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Oct. 28, 2019, at 7 p.m.
$22 ($19 for Lensic members)
 
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors

Obituary: Jennifer Rachael Long July 6, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm

JENNIFER RACHAEL LONG July 6, 2019

Jennifer Rachael Long, 32, a resident of Arroyo Seco/Espanola, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, E. Jane Shipman, paternal grandfather, Bob Long and paternal uncle, Dale Long.

Jennifer graduated from Pojoaque High School in 2005. After a few years of college at UNM, she decided to follow her mother’s profession and entered nursing school. She graduated in December of 2012. While she was in school, she worked at a local nursing home where she cared deeply for her patients.

After

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NM Delegation Applauds Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

on July 11, 2019 - 1:51pm
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded the Senate passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs.
 
The bill is named after Esther Martinez, an Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo traditional storyteller and Tewa language advocate who passed away in 2006. It

Obituary: Michael Leonard Matuszak July 3, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 1:47pm

MICHAEL LEONARD MATUSZAK July 3, 2019

Michael Leonard Matuszak, 79, peacefully passed away on July 3, 2019, surrounded by family.

Michael was recently diagnosed w/ T-cell lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April and decided to fight it by embracing chemotherapy.

Michael was born in Hamtramck, Michigan and married his childhood sweetheart Rosemary in 1962. He was married 57 years. He obtained his PhD in chemistry (inorganic) from the University of Detroit and started his career working for Ford Motor Co in Detroit.

He moved his family to various parts of the US for different job

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Ranking Member Sen. Martin Heinrich Delivers Opening Remarks In Key Energy Subcommittee Hearing Tuesday

on July 11, 2019 - 1:15pm

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U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy, delivered opening remarks during a hearing Tuesday on a number of important issues, including energy efficiency, energy storage, artificial intelligence, and carbon capture.
 
Heinrich called for increased research, development, and deployment of long-term energy storage capabilities and to strengthen the U.S.

Update: Naranjo Fire Consumes 1,009 Acres

on July 11, 2019 - 10:19am

SFNF News: 

Start date: July 1, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Size: 1,009 acres; the fire increased by 270 acres as a result of Wednesday’s firing operations within the containment lines.

Location: Cuba Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest approximately 2 miles southeast of Regina off of N.M. 96.

Containment: 20 percent

Fuel: Ponderosa pine

Weather: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures will be between 86-90 degrees, with southeast winds 5-10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Humidity is 14-18 percent.

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Korean Company In Los Alamos Offers Products Combining Ancient Wisdom With High Tech Know-How

on July 11, 2019 - 10:13am

Lien Cui-Pruett shows off Atomy products at Chamberfest June 8 on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

“Just look at my skin!” Lian Cui-Pruett of Los Alamos said happily. “Two years ago I was using really expensive top-of-the line skin products and they were not helping. I was talking to a Korean friend and she told me about a Korean company called Atomy that sold herb-based products that combined Chinese medicine with scientific methods.”

Cui-Pruett tried the skin care line and was delighted with the

Aspiring New Mexico Teachers Now Eligible For More Than $10 Million In New Scholarship Funds

on July 11, 2019 - 10:11am
NMHED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Higher Education Department announced Wednesday that it is awarding millions in scholarship funds to New Mexico colleges and universities for teacher education scholarships, providing up to $3,000 per semester toward each eligible applicant’s tuition, fees, books, course supplies and other costs beginning with the fall 2019 semester.
 
House Bill 275, which has been referred to commonly as the Teacher Preparation Affordability Act and was signed into law by Gov.

New Mexico Angels 5th Annual DisrupTECH Today!

on July 11, 2019 - 10:07am

New Mexico Environment Department Holds Public Meetings Ahead Of Hemp Rulemaking Process

on July 11, 2019 - 9:53am

NMED News:

...Environment Department’s emergency rule will take effect Aug. 1

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will host a series of informational meetings for those interested in transporting, processing and manufacturing products from hemp.  

The meetings are being held ahead of an emergency rule that will go into effect Aug. 1, the same day the Hemp Manufacturing Act passed by the legislature earlier this year goes into effect. In the meantime, NMED will start the process toward putting a permanent rule in place.

New Deputy Directors At New Mexico Historic Sites

on July 11, 2019 - 9:35am
Tim Roberts is the new deputy director for Facilities and Interpretation at New Mexico Historic Sites. Courtesy/NMDCA
 
Kristine Navarro-McElhaney is the new deputy director for Operations and Special Initiatives. Courtesy/NMDCA
 
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites have named two new deputy directors to assist in oversight of the State’s eight Historic Sites.
 
Promoted from within the Historic Sites’ staff, Tim Roberts was named deputy director for Facilities and Interpretation.
 
“Now that we are fully staffed with two skilled professionals positioned as deputy directors,

Parkinson’s Group Organizational Meeting July 29

on July 11, 2019 - 9:29am

AG Secures Indictment Against Woman Who Allegedly Stole Over $80,000 From Nursing Home Resident

on July 11, 2019 - 9:26am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced wednesday that Guadalulpe Evelyn Kingston was indicted by an Otero County Grand Jury on 18 felony charges including Exploitation, Forgery, Unlawful use of a Debit Card, Theft of Identity and Falsification of Documents, for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 from an elderly nursing home resident who suffers from dementia.
 
“Protecting New Mexican senior citizens and other vulnerable populations from exploitation and abuse is my top priority,” Balderas said.

Los Alamos County Council Agrees To Investigate Ways To Curb Use Of Plastic, Styrofoam

on July 11, 2019 - 7:58am
Los Alamos resident Ann LePage presents her petition to ban the use and distribution of plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam containers during Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Aven Heavner, a student at Barranca Elementary School, asks councilors to support the ban on plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam containers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

While Los Alamos County Council did not approve to implement a ban on the use and distribution of plastic bags, plastic

Two Navajo Women Awarded Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarships

on July 11, 2019 - 7:35am
Chantell Yazzie
 
JHMS News:
 
Presleigh Smiley has a 10-year plan to become one of the first Navajo clinical psychologists to serve her people. Chantell Yazzie is equally determined to serve the Navajo Nation as a registered nurse, specializing in labor and delivery.
 
Both young women are receiving scholarship aid from the Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship, administered through White Rock Presbyterian Church.
 
Presleigh Smiley
 
The scholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly

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