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Letter To The Editor: Bike To Work Day ... Disaster Waiting To Happen?

on May 20, 2018 - 8:10am
White Rock

I am an avid cyclist, riding for multiple charity events and the like. I love road cycling and find a way to avoid vehicles for the most part (travel on less-used roadways, use a mirror to be safe, avoid heavy traffic periods, wear brightly colored clothing, wave at vehicles that pass me safely, etc.).

I did take part in ride-to-work day Friday and have a few comments. So many people read the Post, and hence I was hoping you could help me make this day (and every day) safer for cyclists. 

I rode my bike to work Friday from White Rock, choosing to take the

UNM-LA: Parenting University – Lets CHAT

on May 20, 2018 - 7:10am
Parents and guardians listen as Denise Matthews from PEEC discusses the multiple benefits for families of investing time in nature. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
LAPS District Site Tech Administrator Sal Zapien and LAHS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz hold parents and guardians attention as they present proactive positive home and school tech strategies. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-Los Alamos Community Education, the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) held a Parenting University event April

Udall Urges Support For NM’s Air Force Bases

on May 20, 2018 - 7:06am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON — Thursday, during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the FY2019 budget for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall urged Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to support funding and resources for projects critical to the operations and competitiveness of Holloman, Cannon, and Kirtland Air Force bases.
Udall pressed Wilson and Chief of Staff of the U.S.

Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging Trump Administration To Combat Anti-Semitism

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan group of 41 U.S. senators urging President Donald Trump to appoint a Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, a position at the U.S. Department of State that has now remained vacant for more than 15 months.
In a letter to President Trump, the senators emphasized the importance of the United States leading with action to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.
“There has been an acute global increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the last year, often

Notice Of Possible Quorum: LAPS Board Monday

on May 20, 2018 - 6:53am

State Police Mourn Loss of Sgt. Thomas Vitale

on May 20, 2018 - 6:53am

Sgt. Thomas Vitale

NMSP News:

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of New Mexico State Police Sgt. Thomas Vitale. Sgt. Vitale suffered an unexpected medical incident while on duty Saturday and did not survive.

Sgt. Vitale was a dedicated and hard-working member of the New Mexico State Police family, and he will be sorely missed.

Sgt. Vitale served with the New Mexico State Police for 18 years and was assigned to District 12 in Deming. He also is a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife and three children.

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete

Balderas: Convicted Offender Going Back To Jail For Visiting Elementary School

on May 19, 2018 - 5:05pm
Timothy O’Hara
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that convicted sex offender and habitual probation violator Timothy O’Hara is going back to jail.
O’Hara was convicted of six counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by Distribution in 2009, was found guilty of probation violations in 2015, and after he was released from prison in late 2017 Attorney General Balderas charged him with violating his probation yet again for visiting an elementary school, among other violations.
Second Judicial District Judge Jewell agreed with the Office of the Attorney