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Free Introduction To Wood Turning At Los Alamos Makers

Stefan Williams at the Los Alamos Makers community wood shop. Courtesy/Los Alamos Makers

Los Alamos Makers News:

Los Alamos Makers is pleased to introduce Stefan Williams to the community.

Williams moved to Los Alamos in 2015 and is a member and volunteer at the local makerspace. He will be teaching a free introduction to wood turning at 6.30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, as part of the Los Alamos Woodworking Meetup.

The event will be followed by an actual “Bowl or Pen Turning” class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Williams explained how he got interested in woodworking.

“My grandfather was a cabinet maker,


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Catch Of The Week: Windows 7 End Of Life

By BECKY RUTHERFORD

Los Alamos

Now is the time to check what version of Windows you are running, because Windows 7 goes out of support Jan. 14. What does this mean, and why should you care?

When a Windows operating system (OS) goes out of support, this means it will no longer receive security updates to the operating system free of charge. You will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after Jan. 14, but you will be more susceptible to security issues. Starting Jan. 15, Microsoft will deliver a new pop up reminder to Windows 7 users, letting them know they are out of support. Users have been receiving notifications


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Science On Tap: Yamaguchi On ‘Atomic Armor’

Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles coated with atomic armor. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District present Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday at projectY cowork.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Hisato Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for the Finishing Manufacturing Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Science On Tap is sponsored


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Bandelier Fee Free Martin Luther King Jr. Day

BANDELIER News:

Enjoy Bandelier free of charge on Martin King Luther Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20.

This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.   

Visitors are asked to stay on the trails and take good care of this fragile place that belongs to everyone during their visit to Bandelier.


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PEEC: Evening Of Family Fun Jan. 14

PEEC hosts its monthly Family Star Party and Family Night are Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Jan. 14 for an evening of family fun.

The night will kick off with a Family Star Party in the planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night. Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s sponsors: New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

At the Family


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Obituary: Robert Raymond Sharp, Jr. March 5, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2020

ROBERT RAYMOND SHARP, JR. March 5, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2020

Robert (Bob) Raymond Sharp, Jr. Ph.D., P.E. died Jan. 8, 2020 at his home in Placitas, New Mexico surrounded by family.

Bob Sharp was born March 5, 1934 in Douglas, Arizona. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1955 with a

BS in Mining Engineering, and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1972.

Bob worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for over thirty


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Daily Postcard: View From Trinity Drive

Daily Postcard: View Friday morning looking west from Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

View Friday morning looking west from Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

View Friday morning looking west from Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

The future site of Los Alamos Public  Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950.


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Governor Seeks Gaming Control Board Applications

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is accepting applications for a certified public accountant for the state Gaming Control Board.
 
The full-time, paid position has been vacant for some time.
 
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating legalized gaming at New Mexico’s licensed racetracks, veteran and fraternal organizations. In addition, the agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the laws and regulations that prohibit illegal gambling activities in the state, and monitoring New Mexico’s tribal

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State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.


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Luján On House Passage Of PFAS Action Act

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued the following statement on the House passage of the PFAS Action Act:
 
“Every person living in the United States has a right to clean and safe drinking water. I was proud to vote today for comprehensive legislation to address PFAS contamination and protect New Mexicans from these harmful chemicals. Across the country, PFAS contamination threatens public health and the environment – putting families and communities at risk by jeopardizing

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NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH

NMMSH News:

ALAMORGORDO — An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.

Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.

“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out and say thank you with


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Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living … Dogs And Neighbors

By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
A Los Alamos member of The International Behaviorology Institute

 

Why these columns? Because human behavior causes global problems and solving these problems requires changes in human behavior. So everyone needs to know something about the natural science of human behavior.

Have you ever heard, or said, “Is there no end to the bothersome behaviors of others?” Since examples abound, we will let a short list stand for them all. For instance, does your mate fail to treat the toothpaste tube the way you prefer? Does a neighbor’s lawn left unattended for weeks or months


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Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 

Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic


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LFC Budget Includes Affordable Health Coverage Funds

NMTH News:
 
SANTA FE — The Legislative Finance Committee unveiled its FY 2021 budget proposal Tuesday, which included $500,000 critical to helping the Human Services Department “prepare to implement affordable health coverage options” for New Mexicans.
 
One of the main coverage options being considered is Medicaid Buy-in, an innovative policy that allows uninsured and under-insured New Mexicans to pay a monthly premium to receive trusted Medicaid coverage.
 
“This funding shows that the Legislature is serious about working with the administration to ensure that all

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Governor Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks fastens a pin on the lapel of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday during the Space Valley Summit at NMSU in Las Cruces. Courtesy photo

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks facilitates the first Space Valley Summit. Courtesy photo

SPACEPORT AMERICA News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit Wednesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The event brought together federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry.

Facilitated by Spaceport Authority Executive Director


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Los Alamos Hunger Walk Draws Nearly 200 Participants

The winning 2019 t-shirt logo created by Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Cynthia Biddlecomb
CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot

 

The CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot held Sunday Nov. 24, raised more than $12,000 for hunger concerns after expenses.

Twenty-five percent of that amount went to supporting the local food bank L.A. Cares. The remaining money raised for CROP/Church World Service supports work in global and domestic relief of hunger and poverty, and relief following natural disasters. 

To learn more about this worthy cause, check out https://cwsglobal.org/


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