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NWS: Today’s High Near 40, Tonight’s Low Around 23

on March 15, 2019 - 8:13am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 40 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 23. Courtesy/NWS

NM 4 Has Reopened

on March 14, 2019 - 4:34pm

Traffic Alert Update:

N.M. 4 has reopened to traffic.

A stretch of the roadway was closed Wednesday due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continued to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of high winds.

The County reminds motorists to continue to use caution when traveling the roadway and to watch for fallen trees and icy conditions.

LANL: Handling Trillions Of Supercomputer Files Just Got Simpler

on March 14, 2019 - 11:44am

Gary Grider, left, and Brad Settlemyer discuss the new Los Alamos and Carnegie Mellon software product, DeltaFS, released to the software distribution site GitHub this week. Courtesy/LANL

Carnegie Mellon team members, from left, Chuck Cranor, Qing Zheng and George Amvrosiadis. Courtesy/Carnegie Mellon University

LANL News:

  • Exascale file system Delta FS breaks the ‘the metadata bottleneck’ by handling extreme numbers of files and amounts of data with unprecedented performance

A new distributed file system for high-performance computing being distributed today via the software collaboration

Bill Expunging Criminal Records Clears NM Senate

on March 14, 2019 - 10:56am
Committing a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West.
Now that is close to changing. The New Mexico Senate on Wednesday voted 28-13 for a bill clearing the way for both the wrongly accused -- and those who committed certain crimes -- to petition a court for expunction of those records.
The proposal, House Bill 370, probably would be most important to people convicted of drug offenses or lower-level property crimes.
But even they would have no

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus Briefs School Board On Impact Of Decisions At Legislature

on March 14, 2019 - 10:54am
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus updates school board members Tuesday evening on developments at the New Mexico Legislature. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

During Tuesday’s meeting, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus updated school board members on developments at the New Mexico Legislature and what they mean for LAPS.

Steinhaus first outlined what he finds encouraging:

  • Although there is a 20 percent reduction in the special funding for small-sized schools, the reduction is phased in over

Senate Bill To Ban Coyote Killing Contests Passes NM Legislature, Advances To Governor’s Desk

on March 14, 2019 - 10:47am
APV News:
SANTA FE Tuesday, by a vote of 37-30, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed Senate Bill (SB) 76 to prohibit coyote killing contests statewide.
Having passed the New Mexico Senate by a vote of 22-17 last month, Senate Bill 76 will advance to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Animal Protection Voters (APV) applauds the New Mexico Legislature for passing SB 76, a culmination of work to draw attention to and outlaw coyote killing contests since APV first attended and documented a carcass check-in of a contest held in 1999 in southwestern New Mexico.

Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned For Friday

on March 14, 2019 - 9:55am
Forest Stewards Guild News:
SANTA FE Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn Friday, March 15 at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos.

This burn will be implemented by the All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team), which is a fully qualified team designed to lead or support prescribed burns across a variety of land jurisdictions in the Water Fund landscapes of Northern New Mexico and

NWS: Today’s High Near 37, Tonight’s Low Around 20

on March 14, 2019 - 9:48am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 37 with a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after noon and a total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tonight’s low around 20 with a 40 percent chance of snow possible. Courtesy/NWS.

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.