Heinrich Cosponsors Bill Protecting Wildland Firefighters Pay

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored the Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act, legislation permanently increasing wildland firefighter pay before the supplemental pay raises in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law expire Sept. 30.

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee advanced the bill in July with bipartisan support and awaits consideration by the full Senate. 

“Wildland firefighters have battled historic fires in New Mexico and are on the front lines of the climate crisis across Read More

U.S. Senators Luján & Sullivan Introduce Legislation To Honor September As National Recovery Month

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced today, the Honoring National Recovery Month Act to provide a dedicated funding stream to support National Recovery Month activities.

Individuals with substance use disorder can and do recover, and there are more than 21 million people in the U.S. who are in recovery. 

During National Recovery Month, which is observed each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates recovery, engages and educates the public Read More

Nakhleh: Hazing Coyotes

This photo was taken today on the road between the dog park and tennis courts. Courtesy/S. Nakhleh

Los Alamos

Today, while walking my dog, I had a coyote encounter that is becoming commonplace. Coyotes, unafraid of humans and territorial, are increasingly emboldened to scare away humans and/or lure their dogs into traps. I was herded by this pair, shown here inviting me to go away by charging at me.

While “they were here first, just stay out of their territory” is a common piece of wisdom, the above photo was taken on the road between the dog park and tennis courts, and there’s Read More

FBI: Zuni Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Firearm Offenses

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Nicholas Pinto was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Pinto, 24, of Zuni, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Zuni, pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injury and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence in Indian Country July 10, 2023.

According to court documents, Sept. 18, 2022, Pinto and another individual arrived at John Doe’s house. Read More

Daly: October Ring Of Fire Annular Eclipse Over Los Alamos

How the eclipse on Oct. 14 might look over Los Alamos. Courtesy/mattiaverga on pixabay

Tucson, Ariz.

‘Nothing can be surprising any more or impossible or miraculous, now that Zeus, father of the Olympians has made night out of noonday, hiding the bright sunlight, and … fear has come upon mankind. After this, men can believe anything, expect anything. Don’t any of you be surprised in future if land beasts change places with dolphins and go to live in their salty pastures, and get to like the sounding waves of the sea more than the land, while dolphins prefer the Read More

Joint Economic Committee Releases New Report On Artificial Intelligence

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Democrats released a new report detailing how the United States government can maintain American leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) through public investment and workforce development. 

The report comes ahead of a widely anticipated Congressional AI Insight Forum taking place later this week.   

The rapid rise of AI tools has the potential to alter nearly all aspects of society with large but uncertain impacts on the economy and labor market. The new report details the potential impacts on the U.S. labor market Read More

Los Alamos Chamber Organizing Child Care Resource Fair


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Child Care Resource Fair to be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 on the Fuller Lodge Lawn.

Sponsored by Triad National Security, LLC, and Los Alamos County, the event will connect parents to all of the child care and after-school care options in town.

The Chamber thanks both Triad, LLC and Los Alamos County for sponsoring the first ever Los Alamos Child Care Resource Fair, and Triad, LLC for providing food. First come, first served!

Local businesses or organizations that offer child care or after-school care options may register Read More

Santo Domingo Pueblo Celebrates $9.22 Million In Funding From Connect New Mexico

Santo Domingo Pueblo News:

Santo Domingo Pueblo held a celebratory event this morning at the historic Santo Domingo Trading Post to celebrate its $9.22 million in award funding from the Connect New Mexico Program.

This funding, plus the $5.8 million allocated from the Santo Domingo Pueblo, will complete the connection of 870 units in the Pueblo and surrounding communities of Sile and Peña Blanca with 50 miles of fiber. The project complements a separate fiber span funded by the NTIA Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. 

In sum, these projects will greatly benefit thousands of residents, Read More

PAC 8 To Hold Media Classes Over Fall Break Oct. 9-13

Scene from a previous Drone Photography and Videography class at PAC 8. Courtesy/PAC 8

Scene from a previous media class at PAC 8. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center will be holding its media classes over fall break Oct. 9-13.

“The classes have been very popular over summer and now that we have this new fall break, I hope students will be interested in taking the classes then,” PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau said.

Two sessions will be held:

Session 1

  • Oct. 9–13, 9 a.m. to noon
    • Beginning/Intermediate video for 4th-8th graders. Camera techniques, special effects, lighting,
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NNSA Proposes Temporary Hydrogen Fueling Station

NNSA News:

The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) proposes a temporary hydrogen fueling station in an existing area of development (i.e. asphalt parking lot) on Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) property in Technical Area (TA)-03.

The purpose of the station is to facilitate the fueling of a leased hydrogen-fueled bus. This project will help understand fueling needs as LANL expands the hydrogen-fueled fleet and will serve as a proof of concept for future need of alternative fuels.

This project is temporary, supporting the hydrogen bus and fleet Read More

LANL: Not Too Big – Machine Learning Tames Huge Data Sets

The ‘out-of-memory’ non-negative matrix factorization algorithm has shown impressive scaling results on data sets too big to fit in computer memory on devices ranging from laptops to supercomputers. The algorithm is used in data compression, data analytics and machine learning. Courtesy/Shutterstock

LANL News:

A machine-learning algorithm demonstrated the capability to process data that exceeds a computer’s available memory by identifying a massive data set’s key features and dividing them into manageable batches that don’t choke computer hardware. Developed at Los Alamos National Read More

Heinrich On New Mexico State Order On Gun Violence

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement Monday on the state public health order on gun violence that was announced Friday:

“The gun violence in New Mexico and across our country has had devastating impacts on families, communities, and our sense of safety. It’s why I led the effort on the first federal gun reform law passed in nearly three decades. There is more that can and should be done to stem the violence and ensure every American can feel safe at school, at the grocery store, or at the movie theatre. As we do that Read More

Toppers XC Teams Shine At Joe Vigil Invitational In Alamosa

Junior Duane Sena leads the race at one mile, shortly before losing one of his shoes. Despite running two miles with one bare foot, he still finished as the 2nd Hilltopper and 4th overall. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Grace Montoya and Ensley Jorgenson are well positioned early in the Girls race. The pair led the Hilltopper Girls in 4th and 6th places, and times of 19:41 and 20:06, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Assistant Coach
Hilltopper XC

The Hilltopper Cross Country teams traveled to Alamosa, Colo., last Saturday for the Joe Vigil Invitational, competing against many unfamiliar Read More

Obituary: Clyde Anthony ‘Tony’ Mahoney March 25, 1941 – Aug. 24, 2023

CLYDE ANTHONY ‘TONY’ MAHONEY March 25, 1941 – Aug. 24, 2023

Clyde Anthony “Tony” Mahoney was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 25, 1941, to Russell and Helen (Reid) Mahoney. He died unexpectedly August 24, 2023. As a young man, he served in the United States Army in Germany as well as several stateside bases. While living in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, he was able to indulge his passions for hunting and fishing.

Tony, with Patty, finished his life raising cattle on the “Bar2M ranch” in the middle of Torrance County, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Sue, Teresa, Read More

Sen. Heinrich: Government Watchdog Finds Extensive Damage To Wildlife, Sacred Sites And Local Communities


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed the release of a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan government watchdog agency, detailing the damage wrought by former President Trump’s border wall on the country’s natural and cultural resources. 

“Former President Trump’s wasteful and ineffective border wall was an ugly symbol of hatred, fear, and intolerance. Its construction was wrongly fast-tracked without consultation with border communities and Tribal Read More

Catch Of The Week: Package Delivery Text Scams

Image of a scam text message from Resecurity. Courtesy/Rebecca Rutherford

For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Got an iPhone? Got a text about a package tracking number? Don’t be so quick to click … it just might be a scam. “Smishing”, or text message (SMS), scams about package delivery have been growing in popularity.

“The Chinese-speaking threat actors behind this campaign are operating a package-tracking text scam sent via iMessage to collect personally identifying information (PII) and payment credentials from victims, in the furtherance of identity theft and credit Read More

Higher Education Department To Host ‘Pathways To College And Careers Day’ Wednesday


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Higher Education Department invites students, families, and New Mexicans of all ages to attend “Pathways to College and Careers” day taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at EXPO New Mexico during the New Mexico State Fair.

The event will feature more than 40 exhibitors including New Mexico public colleges, universities, adult education, and career training programs in addition to the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s Financial Aid, Indian Education, Adult Education Divisions, and the GEAR UP college readiness program. Read More

DOE/NNSA Comment Period Begins For Los Alamos Canyon Sediment Reduction And Restoration Project


The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a Floodplain Assessment for the Los Alamos Canyon Sediment Reduction and Restoration Project for a 15-day review and comment period commencing with publication of this notice.

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is planning to restore and address sedimentation from post wildfire flooding impacts in Los Alamos Canyon located within the 100-year floodplain. This restoration project includes: the upper watershed area above the reservoir, Read More

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