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Governor Takes Action To Safeguard Abortion Access, Protect New Mexico Health Care Providers

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order today protecting access to reproductive health care services in New Mexico, protecting medical providers from attempts at legal retribution and establishing that New Mexico will not entertain extradition attempts from other states relating to receiving or performing reproductive services.

“Today we have once again declared that we will take every available action to protect the rights and access to health care of anyone in New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. Read More

Rep. Leger Fernández Applauds Plan To Keep Veterans Health Clinics Open In Northern New Mexico

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández issued the following statement after U.S. Senators announced that they will not move forward with the AIR Commission process.

This will effectively prevent the closure of the Española, Gallup, Las Vegas and Raton veterans health clinics:

“Over the last few months, I listened to veterans in Raton, Las Vegas, Española, and Gallup describe how the VA community health clinics provided them access to essential care. I carried their stories and worries about losing these clinics to my colleagues Read More

I-25 And Canyon Ranch Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) would like to alert the travelling public to a bridge rehabilitation project set to begin Monday June 27 on I-25.

Kimo Constructors Inc, in conjunction with the NMDOT is set to begin a bridge rehabilitation project on Canyon Ridge Road that spans I-25. The existing bridge superstructure will be raised and rehabilitated.

During peak commuter hours all lanes will be open for traffic. Peak commuter hours are 7-9 a.m. northbound and 3-6 p.m. southbound.

Partial lane closures in either direction may occur between 5 a.m. and Read More

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Dr. Hall June 28

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Creative District is bringing back recording artist Dr. Hall for the third year as part of the Tuesday at the Pond concert series.

He will take the stage 6-8 p.m. June 28 at Ashley Pond Park.

Inspired by early blues legends, country, Americana, folk and rock & roll artists, Dr. Hall is a Santa Fe, Ne based singer/songwriter whose music shares the hard luck and trouble experienced by so many as well as a love of life.

Dr. Hall started playing music professionally at age 14 and was touring the country by age 18. He was nominated as the Best Singer/Songwriter in 2020 by

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In And Around Town: Week Of June 27, 2022

Post Community Calendar:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

2022 Summer Concert Series Schedule

2022 Summer Concert Series Schedule: click here.

Village Arts Show ‘Out On A Whim’ through Aug.3. Village Arts at 216 DP Road, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

TUESDAY June 28

Tuesdays at the Pond
Dr. Hall – Original Blues, Folk and Americana music. Opening act by En Pointe School of Dance. 6-8 p.m. on the stage at Ashley Read More

Two Does And A Buck Spend Time On Sycamore Street

A handsome young buck scans the neighborhood in search of the best grazing area early Wednesday afternoon on Sycamore Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A pair of does relax early Wednesday afternoon on the sloped front yard of a residence on Sycamore Street. They are keeping an eye on a young buck grazing a short distance away. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A buck grazes early Wednesday afternoon in the front yard of a residence on Sycamore Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A pair of does and a buck spend time early Wednesday afternoon in the front yard of Read More

Governor Appoints Peter Mantos IT Secretary

Newly appointed IT Secretary Peter Mantos

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the appointment of Peter Mantos as secretary of the New Mexico Department of Information and Technology.

“Peter Mantos is eminently qualified to lead the state agency tasked with deploying broadband resources and arming our state against cyber-attacks,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “He will also be critical in our efforts to continue to modernize our technology for both state workers and the public we serve.”

Mantos has more than 30 years of experience in information Read More

Youth Exchange Students Visit Local Rotary Club

Rotary Youth Exchange students Hana Raby, a junior, and Caleb Langenbrunner, a senior, were congratulated at a recent meeting by Laura Loy, the Youth Exchange coordinator for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Raby will study in Brake, Germany; Langenbrunner will study in Tournon Sur-Rhône, France. Not pictured: Teresa Austin, a Los Alamos High School junior, will study in Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Sandy Tobin

Elise Delgado, a Los Alamos High School junior, spoke in May at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Her Rotary Youth Exchange studies will take her to Kanazawa, Japan. Photo by Linda Hull

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Balderas Joins $230M Settlement Against Pharmaceutical Company Over Allegations Of Medicaid Fraud

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE — Attorney General Hector Balderas announces that New Mexico has joined with 49 other states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC (formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a U.S. subsidiary of the Irish pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (Mallinckrodt), which sells and markets pharmaceutical products throughout the nation.

The total value of the settlement is $233,707,865.18, plus interest, Read More

NMDOT Unveils New ENDWI Campaign

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — For more than 11 years, the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT) Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT-TSD) has kicked off the summer with a new ENDWI campaign to coincide with statewide law enforcement traffic initiatives. 

ENDWI campaigns always have the same undertone: “If you drink, don’t drive,” but it’s the creative delivery that changes every year. The summer 2022 concept created by local advertising agency RK Venture celebrates music, dancing, friends, fun and poolside parties during the warmer, longer days of summer with the reminder Read More

NCRTD Announces 4th Of July Holiday Closure

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Buses will not be in service Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Service on the 255 Mountain Trail, which had been suspended due to the closure of the Santa Fe National Forest, will resume Tuesday, July 5.

NCRTD is wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. Read More

Scenes From ‘Brews, Band & BBQ’ Fundraiser At The Tub

Manzanares plays for the crowd at the ‘Brews, Band and BBQ’ fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Saturday evening, June 25 at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (the tub) in Central Park Square. Courtesy/James O’Donnell

Three young residents take shelter under a large umbrella and blanket from a rainstorm during the ‘Brews, Band and BBQ’ fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Saturday evening at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (the tub) in Central Park Square. Courtesy/James O’Donnell Read More

NMT: Master’s In Engineering Mgmt. Garners Top Honors

NMT News:

SOCORRO — New Mexico Tech’s graduate program in engineering management, recently highlighted by a national online higher education magazine, will host an information session 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, on Zoom. Intelligent.com recently ranked Tech’s engineering management graduate program as the “Best for Synchronous Classes” in 2022 across the country.

According to Intelligent.com, out of the top 56 Master’s in Engineering Management programs, Tech ranked 22nd overall. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Tech’s Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program. Read More

Pets Of The Week: Cattle Dog Jenna & Senior Cat Coco

Jenna is the perfect age, size and mix: she’s four years old and 50 pounds of fun, adventure, humor and love. This red cattle dog cross is an absolute ruby gem – she’s a charmer everyone will love. www.espanolahumane.org 505.753.8662. Courtesy/Española Humane

Senior alert! Coco was found emaciated and dehydrated in someone’s garage – which hadn’t been opened in at least a week. After a week of chowing down on all the soft food she wants, 14-18 year old Coco has already gained over a pound, despite having just two teeth left. Her blood work looks great for such a senior cat who has been Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: July 1-7, 2022

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center is available for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing, live streaming and drone photography and videography.

For information, email pac8@losalamos.com, call 505.662.7228 or visit pac8cmc.com.

PAC 8 Television schedule for July 1-7: 

Friday, July 1, 2022

  • 6 a.m. Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. The Thom Hartmann Program
  • 11 a.m. County Council Replay 6-28-22
  • 2:45 p.m. Spring Break Drone video –  The Footage Locker of Davy Jones
  • 3 p.m. Democracy Now!
  • 5 p.m. PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. Los Alamos
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Gruninger: What It’s Like To Work One-To-One With A Yoga Therapist

Jacci Gruninger, right, works with a client. Courtesy photo

By JACCI GRUNUNDER, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT500
Los Alamos

Working one-to-one with a yoga therapist is somewhat like working with a personal trainer who has more than 800-hours of training in yogic techniques and wellness and modern healing modalities.

Yoga Therapy can help improve your function, health and sense of wellbeing by:

  • Building resiliency, stability and strength in body and mind;
  • Creating greater fluidity in how you move and think; and
  • Enhancing your sense of wellbeing and how you show up in the world.

Different from a yoga class, Read More

FBI: New Mexico Duo Indicted For Kidnapping And Murder

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 today that Gilbert John, Jr., 33, of Brimhall, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, and Kendra K. Panteah, 34, of Zuni, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo, have been arraigned in federal court.

John was arraigned March 30, charged with second degree murder in Indian Country. Panteah was arraigned on July 23, charged with kidnapping in Indian Country resulting in death. Read More

Annual ‘Betty’s Birthday Benefit’ Begins Today

Chef Fred Ortiz and Chef Michael Mason will be making fresh cupcakes at each senior center, for Betty’s Birthday Benefit, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Raffle tickets are on sale to win a variety of prizes. Courtesy/LARSO

LARSO News:

This is a busy week for the local senior centers, and they invite the community to come out and have some fun.

Today, raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each, through the end of the day Wednesday. The raffle of several items, including art and gift cards is a fundraiser for the annual “Betty’s Birthday Benefit”. This event was a rescheduled May celebration when the Read More

Gessing: Think Twice About Universal Pre-K

By PAUL J. GESSING
President
Rio Grande Foundation

As we move beyond a contentious series of primaries in both parties and look to the fall election, one of the big issues on the fall ballot is the plan to “tap” New Mexico’s permanent fund to provide universal preschool.

For years this has been an agenda item for the State’s left-leaning interest groups. But it only received legislative support with the retirement of Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith. 

This November voters will decide whether to: “allocate 1.25 percent of the five-year average of year-end market values of the Read More

LAPD: Crash On Truck Route – Motorists Should Avoid Area

The scene of a single vehicle crash that occurred a short time ago this morning on the Truck Route about one mile east of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Police report no injuries. Los Alamos police are asking motorists to avoid this area and seek alternate routes to allow first responders to clear the scene. Roads around the community are wet and slick due to rain and motorists are urged to slow down and drive with extra caution. Courtesy/LAPD Read More

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