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Northern New Mexico College Community Day Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:51am

Wiemann: Don’t Change 401(k) Mix In Market Drops

on October 7, 2019 - 8:48am
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

As you’re well aware, we’ve seen some sudden and sizable drops in the financial markets in 2019.

While market volatility is nothing new, the recent plunges happened during a period of general political and economic unease. Still, it can be harmful to overreact to such events – especially if it means making radical changes to your 401(k).

And yet, many people do just that.

RSF: Journalist Permanently Blinded In One Eye Amid Increased Police Violence In Hong Kong

on October 7, 2019 - 8:47am
RSF News:
A reporter working for Indonesian-language media outlet Suara Hong Kong News, Veby Mega Indah, has permanently lost eyesight in her right eye Sunday, Sept. 29 after she was hit by a rubber bullet shot by the Hong Kong police during a protest.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, during the pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in parallel with the events marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, several journalists were also injured by the police (see below for a chronology of violence against the media since the beginning of the crisis).

Albuquerque Casino Takes Top Honors At Enough Good People Awards At American Indian Tourism Conference

on October 7, 2019 - 8:46am
ALBUQUERQUE The Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque was among the top honorees recognized as the best in Native American Tourism at the annual Enough Good People Awards Gala and Silent Auction.
The awards were first established by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) in 2012, and this year’s winners were announced during the association’s 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Tulsa, Okla. last week.
A highlight of the annual conference, the Enough Good People Industry Awards recognize the top tribal tourism professionals

National Building Museum In Washington, D.C. To Temporarily Close To Public For Great Hall Repairs

on October 7, 2019 - 8:41am
The historic Great Hall in the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is scheduled to undergo repairs beginning Dec. 2 and reopen to the public in spring 2020. Courtesy/NBM
NBM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Building Museum will close to the public Dec. 2 to begin necessary repairs in its historic Great Hall.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will oversee the extensive project to replace the current concrete floor with a modern foundation, ensuring the long-term preservation of the Museum’s historic home.
The Museum will reopen in spring 2020.

TGIF: Los Alamos Baroque Quartet Performs Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:31am
TGIF Concert Series News:
As part of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Concert Series, Los Alamos Baroque Quartet will perform J.S. Bach, Johann Quantz, and Georg Telemann at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe at 208 Grant Ave.
Members include:
  • Joseph Fasel, Baroque oboe and oboe d’amore, recorder
  • Charles McMillan, recorders
  • Kenneth Perlow, viola da gamba
  • Juanita Madland, harpsichord
Dr. Linda Raney founded the TGIF Concert Series in 2008 at Santa Fe's First Presbyterian Church.

NPS Awards Historic Preservation Grants To American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian Groups

on October 7, 2019 - 8:27am
Documenting Klukwan's Woolen Weaving Traditions -- An Oral History and Documenting Cultural Traditions Project Lani Hotch - Chilkat Indian Village. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Park Service Sept. 13 announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s native cultures. 
Congress appropriates funding for the Tribal Heritage Grant Program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of

Udall Secures Protections For Chaco Canyon Area In Major Interior & Environment Funding Bill

on October 7, 2019 - 8:26am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), has lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, announced that the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill includes language for the preservation and safekeeping of the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The bill, which passed committee unanimously, and now heads to the full Senate, includes report language directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to refrain from

National Park Service And Partners Announce $12.6 Million In Save America’s Treasures Grants

on October 7, 2019 - 8:26am
Built in the late 1820s, Hill House was the first home built on the farm of prominent Southern novelist and short-story writer, Flannery O’Connor. The home was restored through a Save America’s Treasures grant in 2010. Courtesy/Hill House, Flannery O’Conner’s Andalusia, Georgia College & State University, 2018
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Park Service (NPS) announced $12.6 million in Save America’s Treasures grants to assist funding 41 preservation and conservation projects in 23 states.
The NPS, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),

Albuquerque Attorney Jennie D. Behles Disbarred For Misappropriating Client Funds And Other Misconduct

on October 7, 2019 - 8:25am
NMSC News:
SANTA FE The state Supreme Court has disbarred Albuquerque attorney Jennie Deden Behles and ordered her to pay restitution of $19,239 to a client for ethical misconduct, including misappropriating the client’s funds.
“Behles’s misconduct is an affront to the legal profession,” the Court said in an opinion written by Justice Barbara J. Vigil. “She repeatedly engaged in professional practices riddled with deceit to the detriment of her client, as well as the reputation of all lawyers in this state.

Rotary: Steve Bublitz Talks Pumpkin World Record

on October 7, 2019 - 8:24am
Los Alamos Arts Council Vice President Steve Bublitz speaks at Rotary recently on plans to put Los Alamos in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most pumpkins carved at one time. Photo by Linda Hull
Steve Bublitz talks pumpkins at Rotary. Photo by Linda Hull
Los Alamos Arts Council Vice President Steve Bublitz recently spoke at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting, describing the plans and preparations to put Los Alamos in the Guinness Book of World Records for "the most pumpkins carved at one time".
As Bublitz explained, the current record holder is our New

LAPS Hosts Safety University For Families Oct. 9

on October 7, 2019 - 7:53am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is is hosting the first of a series of safety Information sessions for families of Los Alamos students.

LAPS invites parents for an informative night on school safety at Safety University for Families 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

School staff will host a discussion on the Safe School Plan, community communications and how families can support safety in the local schools. There will be a time for questions and answers. 

LAPS is committed to keeping its students safe and partnering with the community to improve

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on October 7, 2019 - 7:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 44. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops Create Jewel-like Effect

on October 7, 2019 - 7:33am

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops create a jewel-like effect on the seed head of an Apache plume plant Saturday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

County Library Board Meets Monday

on October 6, 2019 - 10:18pm

Scenes From GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Dinner

on October 6, 2019 - 3:16pm

The 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos annual Constitution Day Dinner draws a capacity crowd Saturday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd and introduces guest speaker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Gavin Clarkson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Senatorial candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson presents a talk entitled, ‘Mix the Mortar to Fix the Border’. He explains that he is running for the U.S.

MythBusters With Christine Bernstein

on October 6, 2019 - 3:15pm
Candidate For LAPS School Board
District 3 (Aspen)

Myth: Christine supports Charter Schools

Truth: I support public schools. I supported the proposed Polaris charter because I support education for all. I returned to Los Alamos long after the school was initially proposed and was not aware of the history of the proposal. The extent of my involvement was my attendance at one meeting and one community presentation, motivated solely by my curiosity about the proposed school.

LWV Election Forum Draws Capacity Crowd

on October 6, 2019 - 11:07am
Voters fill the UNM-LA Lecture Hall Thursday to learn more about their choices in the upcoming election. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus are the first two speakers Thursday at the LWV Election Forum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The League of Women Voters hosted a Candidate Forum Thursday evening at UNM-LA for those running for School Board in three districts (the White Rock districts are not on the ballot this year) and candidates

Celebration For Fuller Lodge Wreath Oct. 11

on October 6, 2019 - 11:01am

Historical Society Screens ‘The Burning Ground’ Oct. 8

on October 6, 2019 - 10:59am


A screening of “La Tierra Quemada” (The Burning Ground) will be presented Oct. 8 in Fuller Lodge as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s Lecture Series.

Cary Skidmore will present this 54-minute documentary video produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory to recount the circumstances of its most devastating explosives accident, Oct. 14, 1959.

Skidmore will conduct a brief question and answer period following the video.

Explosives operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s S-Site were at a feverish pace that undergirded the frenzy of Cold War nuclear

Council Proclaims Customer Service Week Oct. 7-11

on October 6, 2019 - 10:56am

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz presents a proclamation a on behalf of Council to, from left, Customer Care Service Representatives Rachel McGuire, Karen Salazar and Lisa Romero declaring Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week during its Tuesday meeting.

The highlight of the week will be a special event 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

Former U.S. Army Major Named DVS Deputy Secretary

on October 6, 2019 - 10:52am
Newly appointed DVS Deputy Secretary Bryan Osterhage
SANTA FE Former U.S. Army Major Bryan Osterhage has been named Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS).
The native of Belleville, Ill., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Truman State University in 2004, and a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law. He enlisted in the Army in 2010 as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps before completing his active-duty service earlier this year.
During his military service, Deputy Secretary

New Mexico History Museum: ‘Working On The Railroad’ In Mezzanine Gallery In Santa Fe Oct. 18

on October 6, 2019 - 9:28am
Track laying preparation to drive last spike on Santa Fe Central Railway, 1903. Photo by C.G. Kaadt. Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive (NMHM/DCA), neg. no. 014193
Unidentified group of railroad workers, New Mexico, ca. 1900. Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive (NMHM/DCA), neg. no. 144580
NMHM News:
SANTA FE They came from all over, and through back-breaking manual labor, railroad workers transformed the United States and impacted millions of lives.
When the railroad came to New Mexico in 1879, it brought thousands of job opportunities

Fr. Glenn: The Question

on October 6, 2019 - 9:16am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

If there was [absolutely] nothing, whence came anything at all? If nothing existed, whence came existence? If all things have a source, from what does the first thing come?

Ooooo … the paradoxical question that at some time occupies musing minds of all. In fact, one of the great questions driving science itself. Even ancient philosophers like Plato and the pre-Socratics considered that question, formulating rudimentary ideas of atoms and “prime matter”—unformed “stuff” (by analogy think of modeling clay) which composed materiality. 

Big bangs, multiverses, and who knows

Posts From The Road: San Leon, Texas

on October 6, 2019 - 9:14am
Galveston Bay: A view from a dock shows boaters as they prepare to dock in San Leon, Texas with Galveston Bay seen beyond the docking area. Photo by Gary Warren/
Pelicans: Sea gulls and pelicans are prevalent in most areas along the Texas coastline. Shown are two pelicans sitting on the dock of the bay while a third takes flight. Photo by Gary Warren/
Formerly of Los Alamos
San Leon, Texas is a small community in northeast Galveston County on a peninsula of land that is on Galveston Bay and Trinity Bay.
The community relies