THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS News:
A New Mexico Military Institute student is recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars.
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that New Mexico Military Institute student Alexander M. Kirkland from Los Alamos has been selected for membership.
The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence.
The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established
By Cynthia B. Hall, Candidate for PRC
Chief Judge Barbara Vigil of the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico will hear arguments at 4 p.m. today (May 31) from publicly-funded PRC Candidate Cynthia B. Hall and others concerning whether New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran should release matching funds as required by state law.
Hall hopes for a decision today on the Temporary Restraining Order and Amended Petition for Writ of Mandamus she filed over the last week.
This hearing has the potential to remedy the damage the Secretary of State has done to Hall and other publicly-financed
State Politics Columns
Los Alamos County has sent a letter of support for the proposed Manhattan National Park to three congressional leaders.
Clear HERE to view the letter.
For more information on the status of the potential Manhattan National Park, read the newsletter story from the Atomic Heritage Foundation:
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Benches and canopies have been installed in a parking area on Rover Boulevard near N.M. 4 in White Rock for visitors to park their vehicles and wait in the shade for Atomic City Transit to transport them to Bandelier this summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A free shuttle service operated by Atomic City Transit is the only way in which visitors will have access to Bandelier National Monument this summer through November, Park Superintendent Jason Lott said.
Visitors should park in the designated lot at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard in White Rock.
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Retweets are small story blurbs from around Los Alamos, the state of New Mexico and beyond.
The staff of the Los Alamos Daily Post selects only stories to “retweet” that are likely to be of interest to past and present Los Alamos citizens.
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Photo by Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti
Editor’s note: Local veterinarian Bob Fuselier, is in Afghanistan representing the Afghan Sister Villages education project. The project includes Los Alamos High School students communicating by computer with students in an Afghan school. Fuselier is seeking support to build a school in a second village. Fuselier’s colleague, Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti says, “Education is the key to fight terrorism, the darkness of ignorance, to build bridges, to go forward hand in hand … without education it is difficult to build bridges,
NEW MEXICO STATE FORESTRY News:
Raging fire is visible from Forest Road 141. Photo by Steven Meister, Mt. Tayloyr Hotshots. Courtesy/USFS Gila National Forest
The Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire has grown to 170,272 acres, which makes it the largest fire in New Mexico history. Last summer’s Las Conchas fire burned 156,293 acres.
The fire has continued to spread in all directions as it remains active on more than 95 percent of the perimeter.
Firefighters are working on the line around the fire to provide the buffer needed to minimize the spread.
Burnout operations on the north side of the
State Public Safety
QUALITY NEW MEXICO News
Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:
- Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence
- Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence
- Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results
Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by June 15. It can be obtained at www.qualitynewmexico.org.
Applications are due on July 20.
The New Mexico
Photo by Gary Warren
Nearly 30,000 motorcycle riders rallied at Red River over the Memorial Day weekend.
The annual springtime event jump starts the tourist season in the Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado region.
Red River is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to its scenic location and mild climate.
Centrally located in the north central mountains of New Mexico, Red River is the closest resort area to Texas and Oklahoma, as well as a short drive from Southern Colorado.
At 8,750 feet above sea level, Red River is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and surrounded by 1.5 million
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