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Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

A penguin stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon


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U.S. Sen. Luján Leads Colleagues Urging Senate Leadership To Invest In Infrastructure Of National Laboratories

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led 14 of his colleagues in calling on Senate Leadership to address the needs of Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories in ongoing infrastructure efforts.

The network of 17 National Laboratories across the United States advance critical missions for the Department and additional investments in restoring and modernizing National Lab infrastructure will support scientific and economic competitiveness while creating thousands of new, good-paying jobs.

Joining Sen. Luján in the letter


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NNSA Leaders Speaking At Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Nuclear Deterrence Summit speakers from left, Charles P Verdon, PhD (Keynote Speaker Day 1), Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security & Administrator & Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Kasia Mendelsohn (Keynote Speaker Day 2), Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Brigadier General Stacy Jo Huser (Keynote Day 3), Principal Asst. Deputy Administrator for Military Application, Office of Defense Programs, NNSA, Courtesy/NNSA


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TIME: Santa Fe One Of World’s Greatest Places In 2021

Santa Fe is selected for TIME’s World’s Greatest Places of 2021. Courtesy/New Mexico True

New Mexico True News:

SANTA FE — TIME recognized Santa Fe as one of 100 extraordinary travel destinations across the globe Tuesday in its third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places.

Santa Fe is one of just 19 destinations from the U.S. selected for TIME’s World’s Greatest Places of 2021.

“New Mexico destinations like Santa Fe epitomize the essence of adventure steeped in culture,” Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said. “From the countless art galleries, museums, restaurants and


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Roger Wiens Guest Speaker At MOWW Annual Picnic July 20

MOWW News:

The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 20 and is the organization’s annual picnic.

The meeting and picnic will be held in the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa.

Dr. Roger Wiens is the guest speaker. Dr. Wiens is the leader of the SuperCam laser instrument on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars in 2021.

This instrument has the rover’s highest resolution remote imager, a microphone, and infrared and laser techniques. His team includes French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Canadian and US participation.

Dr. Wiens also is a co-investigator


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DEA Fugitive Spotlight: Hong Bich Tieu Is On The Lam

Members of the public may anonymously report tips about fugitives and other criminal activity  on DEA.gov. If someone is in imminent danger, call 911 or local police immediately. Anyone with information is asked to submit a tip to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) about wanted fugitives, or email the USMS tip line at usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. Courtesy/DEA


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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Concludes Congressional Delegation Trip To Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, top left, took part in a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) visit to Mexico to discuss bilateral issues with top leaders. Courtesy/BRL office

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, right, at meeting with leaders in Mexico. Courtesy/BRL office

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) took part in a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) visit last week to Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala to discuss bilateral issues with top government officials and civil society and business leaders.

The CODEL, led by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.)


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Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Flies To Edge Of Space And Back

The first fully crewed rocket powered test flight flew to the edge of space this morning. Aboard #Unity22 are a team of two pilots and four mission specialists, including Sir Richard Branson. Watch Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream here. Screenshot/LADP

Watch this morning’s Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream here. Screenshot/LADP


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K-Kids Host Lemonade Stands For African Library Project

K-Kids Club members (sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos), from left, Maya Snowden, Laila Muller and Anabel Irving at their lemonade and iced tea stand helping to support the African Library Project. Courtesy/ALP

K-Kids Club members Cade Rich, left, and Damian Scammell at their lemonade and iced tea stand to help support the African Library Project. Courtesy/ALP 

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While the pandemic created some difficulties collecting and packing books for the African Library Project (ALP) over the past 15 months, ambitious local K-Kids service club members (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club


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Catch Of The Week: Supply Chain Attacks

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Aren’t long weekends awesome? You can chill out, relax, maybe have some brews with your friends … use a previously unknown vulnerability in a remote monitoring and management software package to distribute REvil ransomware to over 1,000 businesses across 17 countries, and demand a $70 million ransom. Wait, what?

What exactly is a “remote monitoring and management software package?” It is software used to remotely manage a company’s IT networks and devices. This software is then sold to managed service providers (MSP) — basically outsourced IT departments


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