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CDC: STDs Are A Hidden Health Epidemic

on October 15, 2015 - 8:20pm
By BARBARA VAN EECHOUT, MD
Los Alamos Medical Center

In your mental file cabinet, it’s easy to place sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under “problems that affect other people.” But a startling new report from the CDC just may shatter your illusions.

About 20 million new cases of STDs occur each year, meaning your chances of becoming infected are greater than you think. Ignore the risk at your peril—left untreated, some STDs can cause cancer, infertility, and even death. Arming yourself with knowledge about these diseases can help you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Prevent STDs

Op-Ed: Mediation Week In New Mexico

on October 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
By EDWARD L. CHAVEZ, State Supreme Court Justice and Co-Chairman
Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

The New Mexico Supreme Court declared the week of Oct. 11, 2015 as Mediation Week. If you or your business are in a lawsuit or know that soon you will be in a lawsuit, you may be concerned about the potential costs and time involved in resolving the dispute. If so, mediation in the courts is a less expensive and time-consuming option available to you. 

Mediation is a cooperative process in which a neutral person – a retired judge, a lawyer or anyone else trained as a

NMED Improvement Board Hosts Public Hearing

on October 15, 2015 - 10:48am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m., Dec. 18 in Room 322 at the State Capitol Building, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the matter of EIB 15-01(R), proposed amendments to 20.2.77 NMAC (New Source Performance Standards), 20.2.78 NMAC (Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) and 20.2.82 NMAC (Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Source Categories of Hazardous Air Pollutants).

The New Mexico Environment Department is petitioning the EIB to amend these rules by

Letter To The Editor: Dangerous Dog Spotted In Starbuck's Parking Lot

on October 15, 2015 - 10:14am
Los Alamos Resident
Name withheld by request

Wednesday I turned into the Starbucks parking lot and the first thing I see is very obviously this very dangerous and massive dog that has been described several times now.

Obvious I say because I had to stop for it in the very busy parking lot and it was standing right in front of my car and big enough that I couldn't drive over it if I needed to!

It was wearing a solid metal cage muzzle and was being "controlled" by a slight blond women who couldn't have weighed more than that dog and only had a regular type leash on it and try as she

W80-4: Sandia California Works On Nuclear Weapon Life Extension Program

on October 15, 2015 - 9:38am

The W80-4 mechanical team at Sandia National Laboratories reviews the results of thermal analysis. From the top center, counterclockwise, are Ryan Johnson, Bryn Miyahara, Alvin Leung and Matt H. Jones. Photo by Randy Wong

SANDIA LABS News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories is doing what it hasn’t done in decades: extending the life of a nuclear warhead at the same time the U.S. Air Force develops a replacement cruise missile that will carry the weapon.

The goal of the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) is refurbishing the W80 warhead with replacement components for aging

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 7 To Oct. 12, 2015

on October 14, 2015 - 6:54pm

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.

Oct. 7 at 8:49 a.m. / A 23-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his residence on Futura Drive.

Oct. 7 at 8:49 a.m. / Police arrested Christopher Davis, 23, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction. Police booking photo is not available.

JESUS ANDUJO

Oct. 7 at 8:33 p.m.

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