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Rock Your Mocs Week Underway In Los Alamos

on November 11, 2019 - 9:50pm

Students gather for a Rock Your Mocs pose during an event at UNM-LA. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

Rock Your Mocs Week runs through Saturday in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world.

Jessica Jaylyn Atsye of Laguna Pueblo founded Rock Your Mocs in 2011 as a Native American and Indigenous Peoples social media event held annually and during National Native American Heritage Month in November in the U.S.

Beginning in 2013, Rock Your Mocs has been organized and produced by Native American event producer Melissa Sanchez (Acoma/Laguna Pueblos) of Emergence Prod

Governor Issues Special Thank You To Veterans

on November 11, 2019 - 3:31pm

From the New Mexicans for Michelle Campaign:

Veteran’s Day is our nation’s day of remembrance to honor America’s military service members and veterans, living and dead, active and retired, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country.

We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. Today’s holiday in their honor is just a small token of the gratitude we should all feel. 

To our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen on active duty, thank you for the risks you take and the sacrifices you make every day.

To all the veterans out there, we honor you!

Drug Enforcement Administration Announces Creation Of U.S. Postal Service Drug-Free Stamp

on November 11, 2019 - 11:24am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S Postal Service today revealed the “Drug Free USA Forever” stamp in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug use prevention awareness program.
 
The stamp will be available for sale in October 2020.
 
Earlier this year, DEA and the National Family Partnership submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, which decides which stamps are commissioned, to propose a stamp to raise national awareness of the dangers of drug misuse through prevention, and education.
 
“I am very

Senator Heinrich Issues Statement On Veterans Day

on November 11, 2019 - 8:25am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day.

“I am so proud to recognize the thousands of New Mexicans who have demonstrated great courage in service to our nation. Our state has a rich tradition of answering the call of duty, from the Navajo Code Talkers, Bataan Death March survivors, and Korean and Vietnam War GI’s to more recent veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets Left Alone In Vehicles

on November 11, 2019 - 8:18am
Graduate students Mostafa Alizadeh, left, and Hajar Abedi position a doll, modified to simulate breathing, in a minivan during testing of a new sensor. Courtesy/UOW
 
University of Waterloo News:

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter,

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces Funding For Arrowhead Center For Tribal Businesses, Through NMSU And Navajo Technical University

on November 11, 2019 - 7:44am

Congressional Delegation News:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has awarded an American Indian Business Enterprise grant to the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in conjunction with Navajo Technical University.
 
The $260,000 grant will fund the Arrowhead Center’s support for young Native student entrepreneurs statewide by

Preventing Animal Cruelty And Torture Act Headed To President’s Desk

on November 11, 2019 - 7:08am
AWF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate has passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act by unanimous consent.
 
The bill, led by U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish the first federal anti-cruelty law.
 
The House of Representatives also recently passed the same bill, led by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and now the measure goes to President Trump for his signature.
 
“The U.S.

Remembering Turk Griffith On Veterans Day 2019

on November 11, 2019 - 7:01am

Santa Fe National Cemetery: Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

West Point Graduation photo of Turk Griffith taken a couple of years before his death. Courtesy photo
 
By RUTH LIER
Retired LAHS Science Teacher
 

Lt. Thurston "Turk" Griffith was born in Santa Fe on March 17, 1940. He moved with his brother and parents to Los Alamos in the fall of 1951.

He was my science student from 1954 to 1957, an outstanding athlete (baseball, football, track and swimming) and president of Student Council and a scholar.

Today Honors American Veterans Of All Wars

on November 11, 2019 - 6:54am

Today is Veterans Day dedicated to honoring American veterans of all wars. Courtesy/history.com

Veterans Day 2019

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” 

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, Nov.

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stops In Cuba & Santa Fe

on November 10, 2019 - 7:17am

USDA News:

SANTA FE The magnificent New Mexico blue spruce chosen to grace the west front of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season will make two stops on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next week as it begins its journey to Washington, D.C.

Harvested this week from the Carson National Forest, the 60-foot 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its cross-country tour Monday with 16 stops across New Mexico before heading east to Washington.

Events are planned in 30 communities along the entire route, and the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time at capitoltreetracker.com. The

Troops To Teachers Celebrates Veterans Teaching

on November 10, 2019 - 7:16am
NMPED News:
 
SANTA FE To honor the service of the state’s more than 140,000 veterans, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is highlighting the work of military veterans who have transitioned into the state’s education workforce.
 
New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart will be personally contacting individuals Monday, Nov.

Posts From The Road: Luckenbach, Texas Where Everybody’s Somebody...

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am

Post Office: The post office, general store, and bar were all located in this building when Luckenbach was established in the 1800s. The post office was decommissioned in 1971 but the building retains the post office sign today. The general store and bar are still very active. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Hats and Hondo: A display of hats for sale in the general store  is centered around a painting of Hondo Crouch who purchased Luckenbach and lived there from 1970 until his death in 1976. Much of the folklore and vibe of the town can be attributed to Hondo Crouch.

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón Recognized As 2019 Diverse Business Leader

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recognized Thursday as a 2019 Diverse Business Leader by Albuquerque Business First for his demonstrated commitment to go above and beyond to bolster equity and promote authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
 
“I am a proud advocate and ally for underrepresented populations and communities without a voice or seat at the table,” Colón said. “I am grateful and humbled to be included in this group of stellar honorees for this year’s awards.

Bandelier Will Be Fee Free On Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 5:59am
Bandelier National Monument is entrance fee free Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Courtesy/BNM
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who have served in the nation’s military.
 
To commemorate, Bandelier and other National Park areas all over the country that regularly charge entrance fees, will be fee free on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
 
As usual on fee free days, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will be offering a 15 percent discount on everything at the park store in the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon Monday as well.
 
Honoring

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Join Veterans Day Ceremony In Española Honoring Service Of New Mexico Veterans

on November 8, 2019 - 2:33pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will deliver remarks and participate in a ceremony Monday honoring New Mexico’s veterans and commemorating fallen service members at the Española Veterans’ Memorial Wall.

“I am grateful to join the Española community in honoring New Mexico’s veterans,” Udall said. “New Mexico is a state with a proud tradition of military service. Veterans, service members, and their families bind our communities together and inspire us with their patriotism.

LANL: Nine Los Alamos Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 8, 2019 - 8:52am
Histato Yamaguchi holding a photosensitive cell that has been coated with Atomic Armor, a R&D 100 winning project. Courtesy photo
 

LANL News:

“Oscars of Invention” honor the best innovations of the past year

Nine Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards and three inventions have won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold and Silver for Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Gold Award for Market Disruptor Products.

“It’s an honor to have Los Alamos National Laboratory’s innovation recognized by the broader community with these nine R&D 100 awards,” Laboratory

‘Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics’ At Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. Nov. 12

on November 8, 2019 - 8:21am

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Joseph Rotblat will be the subject of the next topic in the Los Alamos Historcal Society’s continuing lecture series when Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell delivers “Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics” at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, in Fuller Lodge.

Rotblat was a Polish physicist and a controversial figure. He was the only scientist to voluntarily resign from the Manhattan Project, leaving Los Alamos in December 1944 amid a great deal of U.S. and British government surveillance.

In the mid-1950s,

Senators Heinrich, Wyden Call For Open Intelligence Committee Hearing On Section 215 Of Patriot Act

on November 8, 2019 - 7:52am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 6, 2019) U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have called for open hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee on Section 215 of the Patriot Act before any markup is held.
 
Wyden and Heinrich are senior members of the Senate Intelligence committee. They have consistently worked for common-sense reforms to surveillance programs to ensure Americans have both security and liberty.
 
“We appreciate that the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authorities expiring

2019 Veterans Day At Ashley Pond 11 A.M. Monday

on November 8, 2019 - 7:19am

NMSP Seizes 730.5 Pounds Of Marijuana And Drug Paraphernalia At Gallup Port Of Entry In Three Days

on November 7, 2019 - 7:18am
NMSP arrest Corey Thomas, 49, of Cedar Hill, Texas for smuggling 93 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP arrest Zheng Kuang, 30, of Baldwin Park, Calif. for smuggling 491 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP 
NMSP arrest Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, NY for smuggling 146.5 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup Port of Entry. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
GALLUP The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct.

UbiQD Earns 2019 New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan For Quantum Dot-Enabled UbiGro™ Greenhouse Film

on November 6, 2019 - 6:24pm

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above a row of tomatoes in a commercial greenhouse in New Mexico. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company completed several successful commercial plant trials with its UbiGro™ greenhouse film, highlighted in a new white paper and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a first-of-its-kind product

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based advanced materials company, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro™ luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research

NMHU: Students Present Jemez Historic Site Project At International Museum Conference

on November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm
Highlands media arts students designed a new resin floor and multimedia display at Jemez Historic Site visitors center. Courtesy/HU Media Arts
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Students at New Mexico Highlands University will present their state-of-the-art multimedia work for the Jemez Historic Site Nov. 5-8 at the Museum Computer Network (MCN) international conference in San Diego.
 
The students redesigned the site’s visitor center to help people experience the site in new ways.
 
Being selected to present at the Museum Computer Network conference is competitive.

DEA Alert: Counterfeit Prescription Pills From Mexico

on November 6, 2019 - 8:43am
Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA

Examples of counterfeit pills seized by DEA. Courtesy/DEA
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of dangerous counterfeit pills killing Americans.
 
Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, for distribution throughout North America.
 
Based on a sampling of tablets seized nationwide

GOP Meeting Features Dist. 3 Congressional Candidate Anastacia Golden Morpher At UNM-LA Thursday

on November 6, 2019 - 7:15am
GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos meets Thursday, Nov. 7 in Room 505, Building 5 at UNM-LA.

At 6 p.m., the public is invited to hear from guest speaker Anastacia Golden Morpher, Republican candidate for New Mexico Congressional District 3. A light supper will be provided.

At 6:40 p.m., all registered Republicans are invited to the RPLA Central Committee's business meeting.

For more information, contact leadership@losalamosgop.com.

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