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Elizabeth Bates Graduates From UNM School Of Law

on May 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Elizabeth A. Bates received her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree (summa cum laude) May 11 from the UNM School of Law during graduation commencement ceremonies. She is the daughter of current LANL employee Kathleen Gorman and former LANL employee Bob Bates. Bates passed the New Mexico Bar examination in February and is a practicing attorney in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Heinrich Requests Public Update On Status Of NSA Phone Records Surveillance Program

on May 12, 2019 - 9:56am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. Six Senate Intelligence Committee members Tuesday requested the National Security Agency (NSA) provide a public update on the status of the NSA’s phone records surveillance program.
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Vice-chair Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) sent the request in a letter to NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone today.
The text of the letter is below. View a signed copy HERE.
Dear General Nakasone,

Sen. Tom Udall Holds ‘For The People Act’ Forum

on May 12, 2019 - 8:50am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, left, hosts a forum Saturday at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque to discuss his efforts to enact a sweeping package of reforms that will fight corruption, fix broken politics and make government work for all Americans. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall held a forum Saturday on the For The People Act, his landmark legislation to reform democracy, at Central New Mexico Community College where he discussed his efforts to enact sweeping legislation that will fight corruption, fix broken politics and

Notice Of UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting May 13

on May 12, 2019 - 8:49am
UNM-LA News:
The next UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
Agenda items include:
  • a presentation by a Community Internship Collaboration student;
  • an update on the formation of an Advisory Board temporary committee to focus on strategic initiatives and community relations; and
  • administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA activities.
The meeting is open to the public.

In Preparation For Commercial Service, Virgin Galactic Moves To Spaceport America, New Mexico

on May 12, 2019 - 8:17am
Scene at the Roundhouse Friday as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announce Virgin Galactic moving spaceline staff and space vehicles to New Mexico. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced Friday that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, Calif. to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico.
The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will

Free Seminar ‘Branding Bold Part II’ May 17

on May 12, 2019 - 8:12am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts the seminar “Branding Bold Part 2”, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17 in Room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
In today’s fast-moving, brand-driven world it’s critical for every business to have a clear understanding of their brand and target customers. Knowing what makes a business unique and differentiated from the competition will ensure a great experience for the right customers in the market place.
Big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon know the secrets to capturing market share.

Cultivating Coders Offers Graduating Seniors Free Coding Boot Camps And Paid IT Training

on May 12, 2019 - 8:10am
ALBUQUERQUE High Schoolers across the state will graduate this month. Myriad opportunities await them, perhaps the most enticing of which is New Mexico’s own Cultivating Coders’ Coding Boot Camp.
Students ages 17-29 are invited to join a cohort with peers, from every walk of life, for a free computer coding camp in Albuquerque, starting in September. In collaboration with TechHire New Mexico, Cultivating Coders is making tech education accessible to everyone.
“Cultivating Coders passion is working with communities to build a strong and very innovative

County Board Of Public Utilities May 15

on May 12, 2019 - 8:07am

Introducing Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

on May 12, 2019 - 8:03am
Co-Pastors Rev. Nicole Raddu-Ferry and Rev. Scott Thalacker of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road. Courtesy photo
About Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is an ecumenical church. It has full communion agreements with seven other national church bodies.
Bethlehem reflects that ecumenical openness working closely with Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, the United Church, First United Methodist Church, and more recently, with White Rock Presbyterian

‘Forget-Me-Not’ Gala Promises To Be Fun-Filled Fundraiser To Help End Alzheimer’s Disease

on May 12, 2019 - 7:59am
Alzheimer’s Association News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter announces its 9th Annual Forget-Me-Not Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Albuquerque Convention Center at 401 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque.
This year’s “Garden Party” themed Gala promises to be an elegant, formal evening of gourmet food, auction, fun and entertainment for a very worthy, charitable cause: to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association as they continue to provide free services to the community and help further research to end Alzheimer’s disease.
Gala-goers can enjoy live and silent

LAMS Spring Music Festival May 16

on May 12, 2019 - 7:41am

Twelve Hundred NM Students Simulate Life On Mars

on May 12, 2019 - 7:40am
KAFB News:
ALBUQUERQUE — More than 1,200 fifth-graders participated in one of New Mexico’s most exciting STEM events last week, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Mission to Mars.
Students from 37 New Mexico schools had the chance Friday to experience life on the Red Planet, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Participating students spent months in the classroom learning about Mars and put their knowledge to use in this large-scale simulation.

Waffle Breakfast Supports Robotics May 18

on May 12, 2019 - 7:39am

Los Alamos Genealogy Association Meets May 16

on May 12, 2019 - 7:39am
LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the White Rock Public Library on Sherwood Boulevard.
The program will be about the value of journals and diaries in Family History and finding such materials from or about your ancestors.
The meeting will be preceded by a no-host social dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig at 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

Rotary Announces Community Funding Recipients

on May 12, 2019 - 7:34am
Through its Community Funding Requests program, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently awarded $500 each to four area non-profits selected through an application process with a committee of judges and member voting.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Ministerial Alliance

on May 12, 2019 - 7:32am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Ministerial Alliance meeting Tuesday at the White Rock United Methodist Church with Senior Center Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen to share information and resources. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

LANL Historian Alan Carr Speaks At MOWW May 21

on May 12, 2019 - 7:29am

LANL Historian Alan Carr

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday May 21.

Once again the Chapter will have the pleasure of having LANL Historian Alan Carr as speaker. He will bring and talk some original Manhattan District documents. The community is invited to attend this presentation.

 The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Scenes From Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

on May 12, 2019 - 7:29am

Kindergarten students from the Los Alamos Public Schools were treated to the annual Teddy Bear Clinic Friday at Los Alamos Medical Center. The program gives students a better understanding of the emergency services available to the community and to build confidence and familiarize them with how these services work. The first stop as the students arrived was to receive a backpack containing a small teddy bear and other goodies. The students were filled with excitement. Photo by John McHale/

In the emergency room nurse Claire Garrett treats Teddy for a hurt leg.

Fr. Glenn: Filial Duty

on May 12, 2019 - 7:28am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

A very happy Mother’s Day to all of you lovely sources of new human life out there! ... those precious little images of God ... God’s little lambs. We wish you all happiness and contentment basking in the love of your children and grandchildren.

Of course, we Judeo-Christians cannot help but recall on this day, as well as on Father’s Day, that commandment of God: “Honor thy father and thy mother”, remembering St. Paul’s expanding admonition: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

NWS: Today’s High Near 63; Tonight’s Low Around 43

on May 12, 2019 - 7:24am

The National eather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms possible and tonight’s low around 43. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Mother’s Day

on May 12, 2019 - 7:16am

Daily Postcard: Wild violets bloom for Mother’s Day in a shaded patio garden on Circle Drive. Photo by Ruth Lier

Bleeding hearts bloom on Circle Drive. Photo by Ruth Lier

Alex Kirk Ices Two Free-Throws To Seal Alvark Title

on May 11, 2019 - 12:08pm

Los Alamos High School graduate and basketball star Alex Kirk with his father Alan Kirk  Friday in Yokohama Japan as the Alvark Tokyo team repeats as champions of the Japanese B. League after beating the Chiba Jets in the championship game 71-67. Kirk iced two free-throws with 11 seconds left to seal the back-to-back title for Alvark and secure a second consecutive trip to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup later this year. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos High School graduate and basketball star Alex Kirk play on the Alvark Tokyo team, which Friday repeated their win of the Japanese B.

Land Commissioner Garcia Richard Responds To Proposed Customs And Border Protection Wall

on May 11, 2019 - 11:57am
SANTA FE Wednesday, Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard submitted a five page letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) regarding the proposed first phase of the federal border wall.
The CPB requested comments regarding the proposed project on 31 miles of federal land in Luna County and 15 miles of federal land in Doña Ana County. The Commissioner’s letter (attached and available here) outlines detailed concerns about the project.
The proposed land for “El Paso Project 1” does not include any state trust land, but construction of the

LANB Provides 162 Students With Trip To Bradbury

on May 11, 2019 - 11:55am
McCurdy Charter School students spend time examining exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum recently thanks to financial support from LANB. Courtesy/BSMA
A McCurdy student works a puzzle at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/BSMA
BSMA News:
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) recently provided the bus transportation for 162 students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Arroyo Seco, F.X. Nava Elementary School in Santa Fe and McCurdy Charter School in Española.
The BSMA/LANB partnership is enabling

Udall, Heinrich Press To Withdraw Proposal To Build 46 Miles Of Border Wall In Luna/Dona Aña Counties

on May 11, 2019 - 11:36am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) urged Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Wednesday to extend the public comment period, which ended Wednesday, for the Trump administration’s proposal to build 46 miles of new border wall in southern New Mexico.
In a letter to CBP and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the senators said the process is wholly inadequate for stakeholders to thoroughly review and provide comment on a project of this magnitude and believe CBP should extend the comment period by 90 days.