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Scenes From Peaceful Protest At Ashley Pond Park

Some 100 people or so participate this afternoon in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The protest is among many protests (several erupting in violence) taking place across the nation in response to the recent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Protest organizers Kristin Foree Tobias and Dan McCarn ride their horses Salmone, left, and Hennessy, right. Foree Tobias said of the protest, ‘You feel so much hope and unity’. McCarn pointed out that the


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Highlands University Receives COVID-19 Grant To Present Financial Literacy Seminars At No Charge

Program Coordinator Leon Bustos

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation.

Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business professionals in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The seminars will begin in late June and continue through July.

The dates and times for the seminars will be announced as this information is finalized. To register,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,689 With 5 More Deaths And 2,853 Patients Recovered

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical delay affecting Sunday reporting totals, reporting results from some private labs to the New Mexico Department of Health are delayed Sunday, May 31. As a result, the following data reflects only a partial total. This delay does not originate with the Department of Health. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting Monday, June 1, or as soon as they are received and lab-confirmed.​ We are continuing to actively investigate cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced


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Final Scenes Of LAHS Graduation Parade

Los Alamos High School wraps up a month long series of festivities for the Class of 2020 with a special parade Saturday morning on Diamond Drive. Due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, school was canceled for the remainder of the year, which also canceled the traditional graduation ceremony. LAHS hosted individual ceremonies for all 279 graduates over a 3-day period last week during which Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and Principal Carter Payne personally congratulated and presented each graduate with their diploma. Photo by Kimberly Haskett Petersen

Community members line the parade


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Lightning Strike Knocks Out Power To Some 400 Homes In White Rock For More Than Eight Hours Saturday Night

COUNTY News:

Lightning struck a utility pole around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on La Senda in White Rock, causing a major power outage.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) estimates that 400 customers west of Sherwood Boulevard and south in the La Senda and Pajarito Acres neighborhoods were without power for more than eight hours.

Working through the night and the storm, DPU’s linemen replaced the pole and fully restored power to all customers by 5 a.m. today.

DPU reminds customers to report power outages to the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333


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Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Shadow

Shadow was adopted from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter five years ago and though to be 3 years old at the time. He is a Domestic Shorthair, Orange Tabby but instead of stripes he has swirls almost like a Bengal. He is grabbing a quick nap before heading out to spend the day lifting spirits around Los Alamos. Shadow is a member of the Rod Wood-Schultz family. Photo by Rod Wood-Schultz


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SFNF: Fuelwood Permit Sales Begin June 1

Pile of fuelwood. Courtesy/fs.usda.gov

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will begin selling personal use fuelwood permits Monday, June 1.

In alignment with federal guidance on COVID-19 and New Mexico public health orders, the SFNF has adopted a no-contact process to sell permits over the phone and deliver them by postal mail.

Customers can call the Supervisor’s Office at 505.438.5300 or any of the district offices to leave a voicemail, including a name and call-back number, to purchase a fuelwood permit. SFNF customer service representatives are monitoring voicemails


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Posts From the Road: Caprock Canyon State Park

Badlands: A close view of the badlands within Caprock Canyon State Park show the beauty of this remote area of the Texas panhandle. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Texas Bison: Caprock Canyon State Park is home to the Texas state bison herd. Thirty two bison were introduced to the park in 1997 and the herd has grown to more than 150 bison today. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

Caprock Canyon State Park is in a rural area of the Texas panhandle near the farming and ranching community of Quitaque. The nearest large city is Amarillo, which


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Fr. Glenn: Division, Tempered By Hope

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ah, spring … flowers blooming, trees budding, birds nesting. Riots raging.

Kind of a perfect storm this year. Nerves were already on edge because of the coronavirus pandemic and people having to be cooped up for so long, the uncertainty of possible contagion, shortages of goods, so many persons losing their jobs because of the various quarantines and strictures put in place … not even to mention the families affected by the loss or illness of family members. Family separations, lack of funds, lack of essentials … and you have a kettle of frustration just below boiling point. Add


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LAFD Rescues Hiker On Trail Near Rim Road

Los Alamos Firefighters rescue a man Friday on a trail near Rim Road. LAFD explained that the man was running on the trail and aggravated an old knee injury. He called for help and LAFD hiked in and carried him out on a stokes basket without incident. Photo by Andy Phelps

Scene from local firefighters rescuing a man Friday on a trail near Rim Road who was running and aggravated an old knee injury. Photo by Andy Phelps

Scene from local firefighters rescuing a man Friday on a trail near Rim Road who was running and aggravated an old knee injury. Photo by Andy Phelps

Scene from local firefighters rescuing


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Catch Of The Week: Ghosts Of Passwords Past – Don’t Get ‘Pwned’!

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Interested in tracking when your emails and associated accounts are involved in data breaches?

Consider signing up for alerts on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ (side note – “pwned” is slang for “defeated”, commonly used by gamers).

This site will monitor your email accounts and let you know if they are involved in data breaches.

See screenshot below.

How does it work? Security researcher Troy Hunt runs the site, which monitors data breaches. You can enter your email address, as in the above screenshot, and the site will check and tell you if you were involved


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District To Expand Phased Reopening Of Area Lakes

USACE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District has announced that two USACE-managed lakes in New Mexico have begun a phased reopening, and the boat ramp at Abiquiu Lake opened May 30.

USACE-Albuquerque District-managed campgrounds remain closed and are scheduled to reopen at a later date.

USACE-Albuquerque District recreation actions are being coordinated with New Mexico State Parks (NMSP) as well as Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). USACE will not precede state actions. At lakes with shared recreation management, such as Conchas and Santa


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Scenes & Video Of Los Alamos High School Class Of 2020 ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Graduation Parade This Morning

Video of this morning’s LAHS Graduation Parade on Diamond Drive. Video by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

 

Community members line Diamond Drive this morning to cheer on Los Alamos High School seniors in their ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Graduation Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,624 With 7 More Deaths And 2,835 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 134 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 7 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 58 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval

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