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Los Alamos Let’s ‘Smash’ The World Record For Most People Carving Pumpkins At One Time Oct. 26!

on October 18, 2019 - 7:59am
OCALA, Fla. As Americans across the country gear up for Halloween, a town in New Mexico is taking the holiday to a whole new level: at 3 p.m., Oct. 26, 2019, approximately 1,300 residents throughout the state will gather in Los Alamos to attempt to smash the Guinness World Book of Records for most people carving pumpkins simultaneously.
The event, organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council, a local nonprofit organization, aims to celebrate the state’s diverse community and encourage a sense of togetherness by holding what could be the world’s biggest pumpkin

Rotary: Espanola Y Teen Center Director Sandoval

on October 18, 2019 - 7:40am

Ben Sandoval, director of the YMCA Teen Center in Espanola, recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Team Intergalactic, the students from the YMCA who traveled to China in July to compete in the Entrepreneurial Challenge Category of the RoboRAVE International robotics competition. The project had to show an application for improving conditions in the world. Sandoval and three students of the eight-person team were able to travel to Guangdong with their project, a robotic, programmable solar-and-wind-powered irrigation system on a track, which had already won at regional levels.

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 33

on October 18, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 33. Courtesy/NWS

New CYFD Task Force Members Announced

on October 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
CYFD News:
SANTA FE The Children, Youth & Families Department Cabinet Secretary Brian Blalock has announced the members of a Child Protective Services Task Force that will work directly with CYFD leadership to research and make recommendations for positive changes to the Department.
The Task Force comes out of House Joint Memorial 10, which was introduced and approved during last year’s Legislative Session.

University Of Arizona Astronomer Receives Packard Fellowship To Pursue Black Hole Research

on October 17, 2019 - 8:35am
Astronomer Peter Behroozi
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona astronomer Peter Behroozi was selected by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, which comes with a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue research.
This year’s class of fellows features 22 early-career scientists and engineers. The Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering are among the nation’s largest nongovernmental fellowships, designed to allow maximum flexibility in how the funding is used.
Since 1988, the program has supported the blue-sky

Udall, Scott Unveil Major Bipartisan Legislation To Help Prevent Drunk Driving And Save Thousands Of Lives

on October 17, 2019 - 8:01am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), joined by U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), unveiled bipartisan legislation Wednesday to help prevent drunk driving and save thousands of lives.
The Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone Act of 2019 (RIDE Act) will promote the research and development of advanced alcohol detection technology and will require the implementation of such technology in new motor vehicles.
"The fact is that deaths from drunk driving are completely preventable – so we have an

Snyder: Archive Month – A Time for Reflection

on October 17, 2019 - 6:47am

One of our largest artifacts is mathematician Stan Ulam’s desk, to which he added this comment—’A mathematician does something on a piece of paper, & then lo & behold a big explosion may occur.’ The desk is on display in the Hans Bethe House. Photo by Minesh Bacrania for the Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos Historical Society

On Oct. 1 the County Council declared Archive Month in Los Alamos with a proclamation that began “Whereas: Much of our community’s rich and diverse history can be found in records created by and for the people.”

I suspect that quite a number of

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Laura Montoya

on October 17, 2019 - 6:43am

CD3 Candidate Laura Montoya
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

CD3 candidate Laura Montoya provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

MONTOYA: I was born, raised and educated in Northern New Mexico.