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State, Nation & World

House Committee to Vote July 11 on Manhattan Project Park

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. Courtesy/Atomic Heritage Foundation

 

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-WA, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced July 6 that his committee will vote on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act Wednesday, July 11.

 

Hastings said, “I expect the Committee will vote to favorably advance the bill to the full House for consideration. A great many volunteers have been working for years to bring this idea into reality, and I’m pleased that progress is being made in the law-making process to preserve this Read More

Ranger’s Son Intends to Fight Fires From Sky

Chief Ranger Tom Betts of Bandelier National Monument with his son Drew Betts, 14, at Wednesday’s naturalization ceremony in Frijoles Canyon. Drew Betts has learned to fly planes from his skilled bush pilot father and said that as a career, he intends to become a helicopter pilot to fight forest fires from the sky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Bandelier Celebrates 15 New U.S. Citizens

All stand during this morning’s Naturalization Ceremony as the U.S. and New Mexico flags are marched into Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument where 15 people from 11 countries became American citizens. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

USCIS Field Office Director Patti Reynolds, left, poses with Anne Laurent who received her certificate of citizenship at today’s naturalization ceremony. Laurent was born in Canada to British parents. She has lived in the United States since she was 4 years old. “When people ask me why I want to be an American, I answer Read More

‘Enchanted Parks’ Opening Reception Stirs Patriotism

Photographer Leslie Bucklin at the Tuesday night opening of her 195-piece exhibit, “Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks,” on display through Aug. 6 in the gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her work with patrons at her show’s opening Tuesday evening at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her exhibit with Los Alamos County Councilor Fran Berting during Tuesday’s opening reception in the Read More

Happy Fourth of July Los Alamos!

Today is the 4th of July or Independence Day, the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States. Many people display the American flag on their homes.

The celebrations have deep roots in the American tradition of political freedom.

In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence.

On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was first published two days later on Read More

NNSA, Euratom Conclude Second Joint Steering Committee Meeting

NNSA News:

NNSA and Euratom meet in Brussels. Courtesy/NNSA

BRUSSELS – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) have concluded the second Joint Steering Committee meeting under a 2010 Agreement in the field of nuclear material safeguards and security research and development.

The Agreement provides a framework for technical cooperation in nuclear safeguards, border monitoring, nuclear forensics, export controls, and physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities.

The meeting served as an opportunity to reinforce Read More

One Year Later: Udall to Tour Las Conchas & Wallow Fire Sites

SOCORRO – This week, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will visit Catron County and Santa Clara Pueblo to examine the destructive long-term effects of last year’s Las Conchasand Wallow fires and their implications for the current record-breaking wildfire season.

Udall will also visit the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA).

Today, July 2, Udall will travel to the JVLA radio telescope facility near Magdalena.

Udall will tour the site with association directors and scientists and travel up into the interior of an antenna.

Udall will then travel to Spur Ranch in Luna where last year’s Wallow Fire crossed Read More

Leslie Bucklin’s ‘Enchanted Parks’ Exhibit Opens Tuesday

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

Yellowstone Buffalo. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

A public reception for Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin is set for 5-7 p.m., Tuesday July 3 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Join Bucklin for a gallery walk of her work.

As the Los Alamos Historic District prepares for the possibility of becoming part of this nation’s first non-contiguous National Park, we have the opportunity to look at not only what makes our current National Parks so extraordinary, but what has always made North Central New Mexico extraordinary. Read More

NMSU, NMBC, Beef Industry Experts Host National Beef Academy for Youth at Valles Caldera July 8-13

VALLES CALDERA News:
Valles Caldera. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
To address the concern that ranching is an aging industry, New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will host a weeklong applied skills beef academy for youth from across the United States at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, July 8-13.

“The average age of the New Mexico rancher is 57,” said Dina Chacon-Reitzel, executive director of the New Mexico Beef Council. “And 97 percent of New Mexico’s ranches are family owned and operated multigenerational outfits.
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Espanola YMCA Teen Center Celebrates Tournament

FAMILY YMCA News:

Team members gathered with their trophies at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

 

By Gabriel Dion, Program Co-Director
Espanola YMCA Teen Center

The Espanola YMCA Teen Center hosted its fourth annual Str8 Ballin’ Basketball Tournament Saturday, June 16.

The event drew 150 audience members and 44 youth-age participants.

The youth of Espanola were given a chance to shine and that is what we, the Espanola YMCA Teen Center are all about. The teens love it when they have a passion and interest in something whether it’s big or small and are given Read More

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