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Scenes From Veterans Day Event At American Legion

on November 11, 2018 - 2:43pm

Members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC during the opening salute today at the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. Organizational Color Guards include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, DAR, MOWW and VFW. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAHS NJROTC during the March on Colors at the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene from the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

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New Mexico Congressional Delegation Members Share Veterans Day Sentiments

on November 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

NM Congressional Delegation News:

Today, members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation issued the following statements in honor of Veterans Day:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Today, 100 years since the signing of the armistice ending World War I, we honor the brave men and women from New Mexico and across the United States who have sacrificed to defend our values and protect our freedoms, both at home and abroad.

New Mexicans carry a long and storied tradition of military service.

Happy Veterans Day Los Alamos!

on November 11, 2018 - 7:30am

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Today is Veterans Day, an official United States public holiday observed annually Nov. 11, to honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.

It coincides with other holidays celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

At the urging of major veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day should not be

JRO Memorial Lecturer Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz On ‘A Random Walk Through Physics To The Nobel Prize’

on November 10, 2018 - 10:52am
Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz holds the medallion he received from the Oppenheimer Committee. Photo by Chris Hazard
This year’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecturer was Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz, Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics at Brown University and a 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture was held Monday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church.
The title of Dr. Kosterlitz’s lecture was “A Random Walk Through Physics to the Nobel Prize.” Dr. Alison Pugmire, Chair of the Oppenheimer Committee, opened the event and presented Dr.

DVS Secretary Fox Delivers Keynote Address At Veterans Day Ceremony In Albuquerque Sunday

on November 10, 2018 - 7:45am
New Mexico DVS Secretary Jack Fox
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox is scheduled to give the Keynote Address at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Albuquerque.
The event is presented by the United Veterans Council and the City of Albuquerque at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial at 1100 Louisiana Blvd., just north of Gibson Blvd. SE.
DVS will be hosting an 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony at its Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, and a 10 a.m.

An Open Letter To The Community Of Los Alamos

on November 9, 2018 - 9:44am

The Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Jewish Center News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center would like to sincerely thank all members of the Los Alamos community who attended the candlelight vigil at Ashley Pond on Thursday, Nov. 1, to honor the memories of the 11 Jews murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

We are also grateful to our co-sponsors, the other houses of worship in our Canyon Road neighborhood, for showing their support during a difficult time.

Honoring Victims Of Tragedy In Thousand Oaks

on November 8, 2018 - 10:57am

President issues proclamation honoring victims of the tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo

From the Office of the Governor:

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning released a proclamation issued by the President of the United States of America honoring the victims of the shooting tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United

LANL Launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium; DDN Joins Ultra-Scale Computing Quest

on November 8, 2018 - 9:49am

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures and systems. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:


Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing.


“We are excited about EMC3 and seek partnerships with high performance computing (HPC) technology providers and consumers that are

Udall Statement On Firing Of AG Jeff Sessions

on November 8, 2018 - 9:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“Any effort to obstruct or terminate the special counsel’s investigation would precipitate a crisis for our constitution and our republic. Unfortunately, the American people have every reason to fear that the president’s firing of Attorney General Sessions represents an attempt to interfere with the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Levitating Particles Could Lift Nuclear Detective Work

on November 8, 2018 - 9:35am
LANL News:
Laser-based ‘optical tweezers’ could levitate uranium and plutonium particles, thus allowing the measurement of nuclear recoil during radioactive decay.
This technique, proposed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, provides a new method for conducting the radioactive particle analysis essential to nuclear forensics.
“Our idea relies on trapping a particle using ‘optical tweezers,’ a technique which is the subject of this year’s Nobel prize in Physics,” said Alonso Castro of the Lab’s Actinide Analytical Chemistry group, one of the authors of a new paper in

UA: Aging A Flock Of Stars In Wild Duck Cluster

on November 8, 2018 - 7:51am
UA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Do star clusters harbor many generations of stars or just one? Scientists have long searched for an answer and, thanks to the University of Arizona's MMT telescope, found one in the Wild Duck Cluster, where stars spin at different speeds, disguising their common age.
In a partnership between the UA and the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute, a team of Korean and Belgian astronomers used UA instruments to solve a puzzle about flocks of stars called open clusters.
Astronomers have long believed that many open clusters consist of a single

Luján Announces Run For Asst. Democratic Leader

on November 7, 2018 - 3:33pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

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

Washington, D.C.  Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced his bid for Assistant Democratic Leader in the 116th Congress. In a letter to his colleagues, Congressman Luján outlined his vision for the next Congress.

“To succeed, we must welcome ideas from all corners of our Caucus. To protect our majority and hold the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans accountable, we must bring our vision directly to the American people, listen to their concerns, and show them how we are working for them.”


Historical Society Dives Into LANL’s Infamous Kitty Litter Drum

on November 7, 2018 - 2:44pm

Vincent Lalenti


The next lecture in the Los Alamos Historical Society’s series will feature Vincent Lalenti who will present “Waste Makes Haste: An Anthropologist’s View of the 2014 LANL-WIPP Organic Kitty Litter Accident.”

Lalenti will begin his talk at 7 p.m., Nov. 13 in Fuller Lodge. This talk explores political, social, and financial factors that contributed to LANL’s transuranic waste drum #68660 bursting open and spewing out fire underground at the WIPP deep geologic repository on Valentine’s Day 2014.

To what extent was this infamous “organic kitty litter”

AGU: Scientists Theorize New Origin For Earth’s Water

on November 7, 2018 - 9:15am
Artist’s conception of the dust and gas surrounding a newly formed planetary system. Courtesy/NASA
AGU News:
WASHINGTON — Earth’s water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to new research. The new finding could give scientists important insights about the development of other planets and their potential to support life.
In a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, researchers propose a new theory to address the long-standing mystery of where

Los Alamos National Laboratory Pursues Efficient Computing With Cray, Marvell, And Arm

on November 6, 2018 - 7:28am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
In a drive to significantly boost usable operations per watt, per dollar and per development hour for extreme-scale computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory is running classified simulation codes in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile Stewardship Program on the new Cray® XC50™ system with Marvell® ThunderX2® processors.  
The collaboration with Cray Inc., funded by the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Program, integrates the Marvell ThunderX2 processors with Cray’s proven networking

Election Day 2018 Is Here - Polls Open 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.

on November 6, 2018 - 6:20am

Today is Election Day 2018 and four Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Los Alamos County. The three Vote Centers in Los Alamos include Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., in the Downstairs Classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row and in the Multi-purpose Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Dr. In White Rock the Vote Center is in the Conference Training Room at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr. Vote Centers are open to any registered voter of Los Alamos County regardless of assigned precinct.

Heinrich Releases New TV Ad Titled ‘Deliver’

on November 5, 2018 - 2:28pm
From the Campaign for Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate:
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich's campaign for U.S. Senate has released a new television ad titled "Deliver".
The ad highlights Martin's record of delivering for New Mexico despite the chaos in Washington. Martin remains committed to diversifying New Mexico's economy, improving access to affordable health care, and building a New Mexico that works for everyone.
Click here to view "Deliver."
Narrator: "While there's chaos in Washington, Martin Heinrich's not letting that get in his way.

‘New Mexico For All Tour’ Gathers Crowd In Los Alamos

on November 4, 2018 - 9:45pm

An enthusiastic crowd turns out late this afternoon for a meet & greet with members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour led by incumbent U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham and incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at the Democratic Party of Los Alamos campaign headquarters at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The crowd cheers as members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour arrive late this afternoon at the Democratic Party campaign headquarters in Los Alamos.

DEA Achieves Significant Milestone During 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

on November 4, 2018 - 4:51am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events.
During the 16 semiannual event, Oct. 27, DEA and federal, state and local partners disposed of more than 900,000 pounds of prescription medications collected at nearly 6,000 sites across the country.

Don't Forget To Turn Clocks Back One Hour!

on November 4, 2018 - 4:39am

Daylight saving time in New Mexico began at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11 and ended at 2 a.m. today. Turn your clocks back one hour today. Courtesy image


In the U.S., daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2 a.m. local time.

With a mnemonic word play referring to seasons, clocks "spring forward, fall back"—that is, in springtime the clocks are moved forward from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. and in fall they are moved back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Interior Department Disburses $634.9 Million In FY 2018 Energy Revenues To New Mexico

on November 4, 2018 - 4:39am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), disbursed $634.990 million in Fiscal Year 2018 energy revenues to New Mexico.
This represents an increase of $179.890 million from the previous year’s total. The funds are derived from energy produced on federal and Indian lands, as well as U.S. offshore areas.
“President Trump’s energy dominance strategy is paying off and local communities across America are the beneficiaries,” Zinke said.

Lujan Grisham Calls On NM VA To Implement Inspector General’s Recommendations For Surgical Procedures

on November 3, 2018 - 5:39am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Director Andrew Welch in response to a VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation which found that the VA had to delay surgical procedures due to a lack of sterile instruments and equipment.  
Lujan Grisham urges Director Welch to immediately implement all of the OIG’s recommendations to fix the problem.
“These issues pose potentially serious health risks to patients that depend on your care and

LAMC’s LifePoint Health Announces Future Leadership Team For Merged Organization

on November 2, 2018 - 8:09am

LifePoint Health News:

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Los Alamos Medical Center’s parent corporation, LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), has announced the incoming executive team that will lead the organization following the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners.

The transaction is expected to be finalized later this year and will result in LifePoint Health being a privately-held company.

LAMC CEO John Whiteside spoke about the merger late Thursday with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

“This will have absolutely no impact on our hospital.

Udall & Colleagues Urge FDA To Protect Kids From Tobacco Use And Addiction

on November 2, 2018 - 7:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined a group of colleagues in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take stronger action to reduce youth use of addictive electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by immediately requiring manufacturers to remove kid-appealing flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
More than two million middle and high-schoolers are using e-cigarettes today, making them the most popular form of tobacco product among youth—with 81 percent of kids who have ever tried an e-cigarette starting with a

Red Cross Reminder: Check Smoke Alarms When Turning Clocks Back This Weekend

on November 2, 2018 - 7:02am

American Red Cross News:

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when a majority of the country turns their clocks back one hour. The American Red Cross is taking this time to remind everyone also to take these steps to make sure their household is prepared for emergencies.

“It’s important for everyone to make sure their household is ready,” said Colin Williams, Regional Communications Officer with the Red Cross in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. “A disaster like a home fire can happen anywhere, at any time.