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Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on December 3, 2019 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NMSP: Felix Romero Surrenders Peacefully

on December 2, 2019 - 4:52pm

Felix Romero

NMSP News:

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Around 11 a.m. today, Felix Romero walked into the New Mexico State Police Office in Las Vegas, N.M. and surrendered peacefully.

Romero, 22, had escaped Nov. 30 from the Miguel County Detention Center. He broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility.

Romero was incarcerated to the facility for an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear and a probation violation.

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette For Energy Secretary

on December 2, 2019 - 4:32pm

Dan Brouillette

Western Caucus News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy:

“Dan Brouillette’s track record of success and service makes him the ideal person to fill the void left behind by Rick Perry at the Department of Energy,” Gosar said. “Brouillette has been a tireless advocate for President Trump’s energy dominance agenda and will hit the ground running on day one.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Experts Wednesday

on December 2, 2019 - 3:57pm

BUSINESS News:

projectY cowork is hosting a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.

At the beginning of the event each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses. After introductions, attendees will breakout with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their needs. 

“We encourage all small business

Live In Los Alamos: Max Gomez; Leslie Stevens Dec. 29

on December 2, 2019 - 3:43pm
Musician Max Gomez performs Dec. 29. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
New Mexico’s own Max Gomez makes his fifth annual visit up the Hill Dec. 29 to bring his folk-Americana to the good people of Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. 
 
Gomez has won a loyal following among locals with his heartfelt lyrics, unorthodox finger-picking on the guitar and willingness to recruit others to entertain his followers in town. 
 
He will once again be backed by some of the finest musicians in New Mexico and will bring a rising talent who he works with in his new base of Los Angeles, Leslie Stevens.
 
Gomez promises

Four Short Films About Manhattan Project National Historical Park Debut Tuesday At Nature Center

on December 2, 2019 - 10:34am

Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 to see the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, and followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies.

LAPS: Transgender 101, 201 Presentations Canceled

on December 2, 2019 - 10:14am

LAPS News:

The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico’s Transgender 101 presentation set for today, Monday, Dec. 2 and the Transgender 201 presentation set for Tuesday, Dec. 3 have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Presentations will be rescheduled in the spring with information released to the public once dates are set.

LAPS apologizes for any inconvenience.

Direct questions to Kristine Coblentz at 505.663.2263 or k.coblentz@laschools.net.

United Church Thrift Shop: Everything Christmas Dec. 4

on December 2, 2019 - 10:01am

The United Church Thrift Shop holds its annual Everything Christmas sale Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/United Church

UNITED CHURCH News:

This week marks the annual, Everything Christmas sale for the United Church Thrift Shop.

The event is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 2525 Canyon Road.

The many volunteers have collected items throughout the year, and hope to have the exact item you have been have been searching for this holiday season.

Norma Puckett is one of those volunteers and knows it takes a village or in this case an army, to accomplish such a monumental

Udall, Welch Introduce Legislation To Reform Renewable Fuel Standard To Benefit Environment

on December 2, 2019 - 9:31am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
The GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act) would phase out the corn ethanol mandate and immediately reduce the amount of

NASA Awards UbiQD Of Los Alamos Second, Larger Contract To ‘Tailor The Solar Spectrum For Enhanced Crop Yield For Space Missions’

on December 2, 2019 - 9:30am

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above rows of tomatoes in a research greenhouse in the Netherlands. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

BUSINESS News:

  • The Phase II STTR contract will fund further collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to develop new light recipes using UbiQD’s quantum dot technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space

Obituary: Katherine Ann Lawrence Oct. 27, 1947 – Nov. 25, 2019

on December 2, 2019 - 9:19am

KATHERINE ANN LAWRENCE Oct. 27, 1947 Nov. 25, 2019

Katherine Ann Lawrence, age 72, passed out of this world at her home on November 25, 2019, following a stroke in late September.

Her final days were spent in her beautiful home, cared for by her husband, sons, mother, sister, brothers, and close friends, We loved her very much, and it has been so terribly hard to say goodbye.

Kathy’s story began in New Haven, Connecticut, where she was born, the second of six children, to Stephanie and Stephen Sydoriak on October 27, 1947, the second of what was to be six children.

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EPA Wraps Up Historic Recycling Innovation Fair

on December 2, 2019 - 8:17am
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, right, tours booths at the America Recycles Innovation Fair. Courtesy photo
 
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted the first-ever America Recycles Innovation Fair Nov. 14 that featured entrepreneurs from across the recycling system showcasing their innovative products, services, outreach and technologies.
 
At the fair, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) President Darrell Smith and NWRA Board Chair Ben Harvey presented challenge coins to veterans recognizing

FBI, Navajo Nation Seek Information On Apparent Homicide South Of Gallup

on December 2, 2019 - 8:12am
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the apparent homicide of a Native American adult male whose body was found in a car south of Gallup.
 
The victim was found Friday, Nov. 8 in an older model red Grand Am on Highway 602 at Mile Marker 19 on the Navajo Nation.
 
The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was last seen Thursday morning, Nov. 7.
 
Anybody who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

on December 2, 2019 - 8:00am

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy. The event featured K

Udall Applauds House Committee Passage Of Reform Legislation To Make Mining Companies Pay Fair Share

on December 2, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) applauded House committee passage of legislation Wednesday sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to reform the nation’s badly outdated 1872 hardrock mining law.
 
Udall is the lead sponsor of mining law reform legislation in the Senate, the Hardrock Mining Reform Act of 2019, which would also require companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands to help ensure that

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on December 2, 2019 - 7:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed Near Overlook Park

on December 1, 2019 - 10:20pm

Daily Postcard: Sunrise brightens the sky recently as viewed near Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

Rev. Deb Worley Officially Installed As Pastor Of White Rock Presbyterian Church During Special Ceremony

on December 1, 2019 - 9:26pm
Clergy gather for the installation ceremony for Rev. Deb Worley, center, at White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
Rev. Deb Worley pauses in the stillness with gratitude and grace as her new journey begins as pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Sometimes you witness a moment that leaves an imprint on you. Sometimes that imprint can be a life changing moment.

One of those moments took place today at the official installation ceremony for the Rev.

Local Women Gather At IWF Event In Albuquerque

on December 1, 2019 - 8:46pm

Members of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and their guests gathered this afternoon for their annual Christmas party at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque. Attending the event from left, Los Alamos Enterprise Bank & Trust President Liddie Martinez, CHRISTUS St. Vincent President/CEO Lillian Montoya, incoming IWF President Yolanda King and Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck. Los Alamos members not pictured include Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit and Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark. The IWF was founded in 1989 in Santa Fe.

County Tourism Task Force Meets Wednesday

on December 1, 2019 - 7:43pm
COUNTY News:
 
The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Room 330 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
  • Update on County Projects including WAC Dormitory
  • Visitation Statistics Next Steps
  • Continuation of Tourism Manager/Division recommendations
  • Follow-up on NM Tourism Dept. Rural Pathways Program Application
  • Next Meeting: Jan. 8, 2020

Scenes From 10th Annual Small Business Saturday

on December 1, 2019 - 8:05am

Pet Pangaea Owner Cyndi Wells in her store Saturday in Central Park Square brought Small Business Saturday to Los Alamos 10 years ago. Visit www.petpangaea.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Participating in Small Business Saturday at projectY cowork in Central Park Square from left, Pajarito Press Co-owner/Publisher Mark Rayburn, Author Liddie Martinez and Jennifer Bartlit of Pajarito Press. Visit www.pajaritopress.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sha-Marie Arnaudville of The Great Escape Vacations chats with a customer during Small Business Saturday at projectY

EPA Seeks Nominations For Farm, Ranch And Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

on December 1, 2019 - 8:03am
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ⁠— Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing a solicitation for 20-30 nominees to serve on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).
 
Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to EPA’s Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.
 
“One of our key priorities at EPA is to strengthen and solidify our relationship with agricultural stakeholders and rural communities

Lady Toppers Win Basketball Season Opener 39-37

on December 1, 2019 - 7:43am

The Los Alamos High School Lady Toppers share a cheer as they take to the court to play the St Michael’s Lady Horseman in their season opener Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers had a decent first quarter and dominated the Horseman under the basket, but the Toppers struggled throughout the rest of the contest. The game ended in a 32-32 tie, but the Toppers managed to hit crucial free-throws and won the game 39-37. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Becca Green battles Carmen Pacheco and Taryn Aguilar for the ball under the Topper basket.
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USDA, BIA Partner To Spur Economic Development, Strengthen Tribal Communities In Indian Country

on December 1, 2019 - 7:42am
USDA News:
 
CATOOSA, Okla. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve tribes’ and tribal members’ access to farm conservation programs to advance conservation in Indian Country.
 
The MOU was signed in Catoosa, Okla., where USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey was joined by BIA Director Darryl LaCounte at the National Tribal Conservation Districts Conference, organized by the Indian Nations Conservation Alliance.

Kiwanis Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 7:41am

Kiwanians and Key Clubbers preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Los Alamos Flute Choir is schduled at 9 a.m. to perform a special program of Christmas Carols. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to attend the breakfast and children can have their picture taken with him.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.

Food

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