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Play Video Games At Nature Center Tuesday Night

Join PEEC and Big Brothers, Big Sisters for a night of video games in the nature center’s planetarium 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Big Brothers, Big Sisters 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday for a night of video games in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

Test your skills and challenge your friends by playing games on the big planetarium screen.

During Video Game Night, the nature center will have one gaming system set up on the big planetarium screen. Games also will be available to play on the smaller TVs around the sides

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Polaris Founding Team Announces Meeting Schedule

Polaris School Team News:

The Polaris Public Charter School Founding Team will host a set of community meetings to provide information about the school and seek feedback.

Meeting dates and locations:  

  • Feb. 20 (Thursday) 4-6 p.m. 
    Mesa Public Library  
    Meeting Rooms 2, 3 on third floor
  • March 12 (Thursday) 4-6 p.m.
    White Rock Branch Library  
    Big Meeting Room
  • March 18 (Wednesday) 5-7 p.m.
    Los Alamos Steam Lab
    1615 Central Ave., Suite 202
  • April 14 (Tuesday) 5-7 p.m.
    Family Strengths Network
    3540 Orange St.

The informal, open-house style meetings are open to the public; come when you can, stay


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Democracy In Action: Los Alamos Democrats Hold Pre-Primary

Democrats from Ward C cast ballots for their delegates to the NM Pre-Primary Convention Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Democrats sign in at the County Pre-Primary Convention Saturday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Democrats gathered to hear from state candidates and elect delegates to the Democratic Pre-Primary Convention Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

Voting party members numbered 87, Los Alamos County Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment said.


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Constitutional Amendment Asking Voters To Approve Historic Opportunity For New Mexico’s Kids Passes Senate Committee

HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:

House Democrats Champion Initiative to Lift Generations of Children out of Poverty

SANTA FE – Today, a Constitutional Amendment that would invest tens of millions of dollars every year into the success of New Mexico’s kids, passed the Senate Rules Committee.

House Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque), is a constitutional amendment that uplifts New Mexico’s kids through increased distributions from the $20 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) for quality early childhood education


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Wanga International Safety Consulting Opens In Los Alamos

Wanga International Safety Consulting co-owner Scott Hafer at his new office on East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Safety is always a businesses number one obligation and Wanga International Safety Consulting strives to help companies meet this obligation.

Owners Scott and Dalila Hafer established their business in 2018 and opened their Los Alamos office in January at 2470 East Road, Ste. D.

Wanga is a full-service company, which addresses health, safety, environmental and industrial hygiene needs.


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House Passes Public Regulation Commission Overhaul Bill

PRC Chief of Staff Jason Montoya

By MICHAEL GERSTEIN
The New Mexican

After three hours of debate, the House passed legislation late Sunday that would dramatically alter the structure of the state commission that regulates utility companies in New Mexico following frustration from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and other elected officials over how it has functioned.

In a 36-34 vote, the House approved a plan to shift nearly every division within the Public Regulation Commission to another state agency that is under the authority of the governor. It also would make the PRC chief of staff a position


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Scenes From Finishing Touch Ribbon Cutting For Santa Fe Store

Finishing Touch owners Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan, center, get ready to snip the red ribbon to officially open their new store Saturday at 3675 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Family, friends and employees from the Los Alamos store gather with Gaytan and Ruano for the ribbon cutting. Photo By Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Before the ribbon cutting, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce officials offered their congratulations. ‘We’re all about helping small business grow in our community,’  Chamber Information Specialist and Business Membership Coordinator Mae Martinez said. Photo by Kirsten


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State Republican Party: Progressive Democrats Red Flag Bill Violates New Mexicans Constitutional Rights

From the Republican Party of New Mexico:

ALBUQUERQUE — Last night’s New Mexico House passage of SB5, known as the Red Flag bill, is the latest example of how left-leaning Democrats are tearing away at the fabric of our great state.

By a vote of 39-31, the House snatched away New Mexicans’ Constitutional rights. This legislation, allowing authorities to confiscate firearms if they feel a homeowner may be a threat to himself or others, clearly violates peoples’ 2nd Amendment rights, due process and search and seizure protocol. The bill is essentially a progressive Democrats’


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TPTI Of Los Alamos On Recent PV Solar Installation

Roof mounted solar panels recently installed at the TPTI building on DP Road. Courtesy/TPTI 

By RICK NEBEL
President
Tibbar Plasma Technologies

We have just completed a PV solar installation at the Tibbar Plasma Technologies (TPTI) building.  We have also installed a heat pump (see, for instance, the League of Women Voters article in the Los Alamos Daily Post: click here), and plan to install some charging units for electric automobiles. 

Our company now produces more energy (through solar PV) than it uses and does not directly use fossil fuels. Consequently, we technically have a negative


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Senate Bill 137 To Remove Barriers For Professional And Occupational Licenses Moves To House Floor

Scene of the House Commerce & Economic Development Committee Friday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy/NMDT

NM Dream Team News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The House Commerce & Economic Development Committee passed SB 137 Friday with a unanimous vote.

The proposal looks to remove professional and occupational licensing barriers in our state and extend access to ALL New Mexicans, regardless of immigration status.

The bill, which passed the Senate floor with a unanimous vote last week, now moves to the House floor and is expected to be heard soon. If passed, SB 137 will move to the Governor’s desk for final


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 5 To Feb. 11, 2020

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

 

GILBERT ROMERO

Feb. 5 at 2:02 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Romero, 38, of Cordova at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

PHILBERT LOPEZ

Feb. 5 at 6:16 p.m. / Police arrested Philbert Lopez, 35, of Española at the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest order.

 

 

 

 

STEPHEN M. GEISIK

Feb. 6 at


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Happy Presidents’ Day 2020!

The White House. Courtesy/history.com

HISTORY News:

Today is Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday celebrated annually on the third Monday in February.

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a


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Legislative Roundup: 4 Days Remaining In Session

Legislative Roundup
SFNM News:

Search and seizure bill advances: The Senate voted 39-0 Sunday to approve Senate Bill 270, which would allow for the sealing and saving of electronic information not relevant to a criminal investigation just in case that information could come in handy with subsequent investigations into the same issue. The bill also allows for the destruction of such evidence if it is not tied to the parameters of the search warrant of the case. The bill, introduced by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. 

Renewable


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Vendors Cash In At The Roundhouse

Jewelry vendor Daniel Ronquillo, center, with his cart of wares Thursday roaming the halls of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Luke E. Montavon/SFNM

By DANIEL J. CHACON
The New Mexican

Marian Mendez-Cera traveled to the Roundhouse from Albuquerque to support a proposed bill this week but ended up spending a few bills of her own along the way.

“I came for advocacy, and I’m leaving with earrings,” she said about her unexpected shopping trip.

While most people go to the state Capitol during a session of the Legislature to meet with lawmakers, support or oppose legislation or just to watch democracy


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LAPS: Open Enrollment; In-District Transfer March 2

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will make available the Open Enrollment Application process (for students who reside outside of Los Alamos County) for the 2020-21 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2.

The application will be accessible online at http://laschools.net/home/registration and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

In addition, the In-District Transfer form will be available beginning Monday, March 2 for elementary students who reside in Los Alamos County but wish to transfer to a different school zone.

For more information, contact Sandra Osborn at 505.663.2228


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Governor Makes Historic Appointment To Appeals Court

Shammara Haley Henderson

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Shammara Haley Henderson to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Henderson is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 2017. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

She is the first African-American to be appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, according to Aja Brooks, president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.

Henderson also


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