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Community Playdate Draws 150 Children And Adults

on February 9, 2018 - 6:50pm

Enjoying the shredded paper pool. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Community Playdate event organized by Mesa Public Library and Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Saturday, Feb. 3, was an enormous success with an estimated 150 adults and children in attendance. 

This free, drop‐in event provided families the ability to peruse the Library’s new board book collection and sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offered through JJAB.

Children also had the opportunity to sign up or check in for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program offered at the library.

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This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 9, 2018 - 4:56pm

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

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

McQuiston: What You Need To Know About Your Auto Liability Insurance

on February 7, 2018 - 4:37am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
If you drive a car, you likely have auto insurance. Your insurance policy provides coverage against the many exposures of owning a vehicle. One of the most important perils it covers is your liability associated with operating a vehicle.
 
If you are found liable in an accident, it means  you could be held responsible for any property damage or bodily injury resulting from the operation of the vehicle.
 
So what is your auto liability limit?
 
Take a look at your insurance policy.
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Jury Orders Zia Credit Union To Pay Former Employee $1.5 Million

on February 1, 2018 - 9:00am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post


Zia Credit Union will pay $1.5 million to a former 20-year employee under a verdict handed down by a Santa Fe jury in a case involving a 1.3-acre piece of property in Pojoaque.

The case was originally filed in 2015 by Edwin Ortiz against Zia alleging wrongful discharge and defamation. Ortiz was hired by Zia in 1990 and worked his way up to senior vice president. He inherited the Pojoaque property from his parents.

The lawsuit alleged that beginning in 2005, Zia management and board of directors considered expanding the field of membership into Pojoaque

Documents Detail Discrimination Suit Against County

on February 1, 2018 - 8:30am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post


Documents make public the specific allegations of a suit filed in October, in First Judicial District Court, against Los Alamos County by a procurement department employee under the Fair Pay for Women Act (FPWA).

The documents include the findings of the Human Rights Bureau (HRB) of the Department of Workforce Solutions Labor Solutions Division.

Lillie Martinez, a buyer/planner for the County, originally filed a charge of discrimination with the HRB in July 2016, alleging that she had been employed by the County for almost 16 years and had learned through a

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