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Mental Health Design Team Calls On Community To Help Deal With Issues Facing Students

on January 31, 2016 - 12:51pm
Dr. Marvel Harrison addresses the Jan. 21 Community Leaders Breakfast organized by Los Alamos School Public Schools to present findings of its Mental Health Design Team. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community leaders discuss mental health issues facing Los Alamos youth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Employing the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Los Alamos Public Schools is calling on the community to help implement improvements in the mental health of youth.

At a Community Leaders Breakfast Jan.

New Mexico Human Trafficking Data Released For 2015

on January 31, 2016 - 11:39am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, recently released 2015 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.
In 2015, 28 cases of human trafficking were reported to the NHTRC from New Mexico, which included 22 cases of sex trafficking and 5 cases of labor trafficking. In 2014, 28 human trafficking cases were reported. Since 2007, the NHTRC has received reports of 123 cases of human trafficking in New Mexico.

In 2015, 5,973 cases of human trafficking were reported in the

Consortium Led By UC Berkeley Awarded $25M NNSA Grant For Nuclear Science And Security Research

on January 30, 2016 - 8:12pm
DOE News:
WASHINGTON D.C.  The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a grant award of $25 million to a University of California, Berkeley-led consortium of eight universities for research and development (R&D) in nuclear science and security. 
This long-term investment will support the consortium at $5 million per year for five years. The grant, awarded for the second time to the Berkeley-led consortium, followed announcement of a funding opportunity issued in May 2015.
The other consortium members include Michigan State University; the University

LAMC Now Houses Classic Air Medical Helicopter

on January 30, 2016 - 11:29am

Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rogers thanks community members for attending Friday morning's ceremony dedicating the red helicopter's new home behind Los Alamos Medical Center. He also spoke about the helicopter and its potential for the community and acknowledged all of those who played a part in its implementation. Photo by Chris Clark/

Local officials and community members at the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday dedicating the new home behind LAMC for the Classic Air Medical helicopter. Photo by Chris Clark/

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron

Record Amount Of Counterfeit Hoverboards Seized

on January 30, 2016 - 7:24am
CBP displayed this hoverboard with exposed counterfeit battery during a Jan. 27 press conference in Chicago. Courtesy photo
CHICAGO  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Chicago Field Office have seized more than 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards with an estimated MSRP of more thn $6 million. 
The self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as “hoverboards” contain batteries that are deemed unauthorized and therefore counterfeit as well as fake trademark logos.
“This is a fine example of our officers and import specialists ensuring that only

Firefighter Daniel Martinez Receives Certificate of Valor

on January 28, 2016 - 9:50am

Los Alamos Firefighter Daniel Martinez receives a standing ovation at Tuesday's County Council meeting for the courage he displayed in pulling an unconsious man from a burning home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Firefighter Daniel Martinez with his Certificate of Valor award and Deputy Fire Chief Jason Grider. Santa Fe County Fire Chief David Sperling is speaking to Council and commending Martinez for his valient efforts in pulling a man from a burning home in Santa Fe County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/