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Los Alamos Bioscientist Harshini Mukundan Selected AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

on September 9, 2019 - 6:55pm

Los Alamos bioscientist Harshini Mukundan is being inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and IF/THEN STEM ambassador program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors.

NCRTD Garners Fourth Award For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on September 9, 2019 - 6:40pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

This marks the third of the GFOA’s top national awards that have been bestowed upon the NCRTD this year and follows the Distinguished Budget Award for the FY 2019 Annual Budget and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

This makes the District

AFSCME Endorses Luján For U.S. Senate

on September 9, 2019 - 7:43am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Ben Ray Luján for Senate Campaign:

ALBUQUERQUE – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the largest trade union of public employees in the United States, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator for New Mexico.

At their convention in Albuquerque, AFSCME leaders said Luján - the son of a union ironworker and a public school official - was the best candidate to uplift working families given his record of protecting health care, workers' benefits and security, Social Security, and Medicare. 


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NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 7

on September 7, 2019 - 12:32pm

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the US east coast, AM Sept. 7 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony.

2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

on September 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations themselves

President Trump Visiting Rio Rancho Sept. 16

on September 6, 2019 - 5:23pm

President Donald Trump

RPNM News:

The Republican Party of New Mexico and Chairman Steve Pearce are excited to announce that New Mexico has officially been named a target state by the Trump campaign.

“We’re excited that President Trump and his team sees New Mexico as a state they can flip. We believe that New Mexicans are fed up with the socialist left agenda and are ready to stand with the President as he continues to lower taxes, create jobs, increase pay and employment opportunities for women, minorities and those who traditionally struggle to find good jobs,” Chairman Pearce said.

The

NOAA Satellite Images: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 6

on September 6, 2019 - 8:56am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian along the SE USA coastline, hours before sunrise Sept. 6, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,  wildearthlight.com

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Offers Tours At Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:10pm

NNSA/DOE News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Oct 4, in Los Alamos.

Registration for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will consist of four tours of 25 people each, each lasting three hours. The LANL event complements the Oct 5, Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, N.M. 

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

on September 5, 2019 - 2:43pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen.

Chamber Breakfast Featuring U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Underway This Morning At UNM-Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 8:47am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd gathered this morning at the Chamber Business Breakfast scheduled to run until 9 a.m. at UNM-Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Attending the Chamber Business Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA from left, LAHS student Rachel Hamilton, N3B President/Program Manager Glen Morgan, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, N3B Director of Stakeholder Affairs Kristin Henderson and Executive Director Patrick Sullivan of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Courtesy photo

Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann with U.S. Rep.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 5

on September 5, 2019 - 8:34am
NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 5, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

Community Labs Gather At MIT For Global Summit

on September 5, 2019 - 8:09am

Sophia Li, a former LAPS student, learning safe biotechnology practices at Biodidact. Li is now a student at MIT. Courtesy photo

Leaders of the American Biological Safety Association and community lab leaders from around the world came together in Baltimore, Md. for an extensive biosafety and biosecurity meeting. Courtesy photo

Biodidact News:

Community labs are laboratory spaces that provide facilities for members of the community to explore and engage in scientific experiments.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Sept. 4

on September 4, 2019 - 9:12am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 4, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Visit UbiQD, Pebble Labs, New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory Sept. 4

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will visit Los Alamos to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), 10-10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 134 Eastgate Dr. UbiQD is a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation.

 

Also Wednesday, the senator will tour another successful tech transfer company, Pebble Labs, and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory noon to 12:45 p.m. at 100 Entrada Dr.

Happy Labor Day 2019!

on September 2, 2019 - 7:59am

Courtesy image

LABOR DAY News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team wishes our readers a Happy Labor Day today, which is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.

On this day, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker.

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Today

on September 1, 2019 - 9:07am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian off the SE US coast, AM Sept. 1, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearth.com

John Blair Is Running For Congress In CD3

on September 1, 2019 - 8:48am

CD3 candidate John Blair

From the John Blair for CD3 Campaign:

Democrat John Blair of Santa Fe is running for Congress in the 3rd Congrssional District.

Blair is a native New Mexican and graduate of Santa Fe High School. After a career committed to serving the people of New Mexico, Blair and his husband Billy call Santa Fe their home.

He got his start in politics as a legislative correspondent for Sen. Jeff Bingaman. In other words, he opened the mail.

“When you start at the bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up,” he said, adding that from Sen.

3rd Congressional District Candidate Marco Serna Releases Position Paper On Economic Growth Policy

on September 1, 2019 - 7:17am

Marco Serna. Courtesy photo

 

From the Marco Serna for CD3 Campaign:

SANTA FE—3rd Congressional District candidate Marco Serna unveiled his position paper Friday on Economic policy.

Claiming that most Americans have not benefited from President Trump's economic policies, Serna outlined sixteen policy priorities he would initiate while in Congress. 

Serna stated that “I join with President Obama in the belief that the widening income gap among Americans is the “defining challenge of our times.”’ “Today, the top 0.1 percent own about 20 percent of all of the nations wealth.

Posts From The Road: A Day In Ranier

on September 1, 2019 - 7:17am

An information sign and large carving of a voyageur welcome visitors to the tiny village of Ranier, Minn. The town is situated on Lake Rainey and adjacent to the U.S. and Canadian border and Voyageurs National Park and just minutes away from International Falls, Minn. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

The views of Rainey Lake and the area were stunning as we walked around Ranier after checking in at the RV park. Shown is a small lighthouse and piers during the last light of the day.

Udall, Democratic Colleagues Urge Forest Service To Listen To Firefighter And Forest Manager Input

on August 31, 2019 - 11:37am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined a group of 25 Democratic senators in calling on the U.S. Forest Service to listen to the input of wildland fire fighters and forest managers and extend the public comment period for its proposed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule.
 
The new proposed rule could undermine the scientific processes currently considered in NEPA that protect National Forests, including those in New Mexico, by reducing critically important input from the public and forest officials.

DEA: Steps To Improve Access To Marijuana Research

on August 31, 2019 - 8:38am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States.
 
The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to manufacture marijuana for researchers. DEA anticipates that registering additional qualified marijuana growers will increase the variety of marijuana available for these purposes.
 
Over the last two years, the total number of individuals registered by DEA to conduct research with marijuana,

Climate Change Warming Europe Faster Than Expected

on August 31, 2019 - 8:15am
A satellite image of the heat energy emitted from Europe during July, 25, 2019 shows this summer’s highest extremes. Courtesy/European Space Agency
 
The daily maximum temperature (TXx) and daily minimum temperature (TNn) mean trends for weather across Europe. The three regions are Northern Europe (NEU), Central Europe (CEU), and the Mediterranean (MED). Courtesy/Lorenz et al/Geophysical Research Letters/AGU
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Climate change is increasing the number of days of extreme heat and decreasing the number of days of extreme cold in Europe, posing a risk for

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Torres Small On Funding: Fort Bayard Restoration; Casita Desiderio y Pablita Ortega

on August 31, 2019 - 8:09am
 
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.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the National Park Service is awarding nearly $270,000 for historic preservation projects in New Mexico through the Save America’s Treasures program.
 
The Village of Santa Clara will use funds to make repairs in Fort Bayard near Santa Clara, and Cornerstones Community Partnerships will use funds to restore Casita Desiderio y Pablita Ortega, part of Plaza del Cerro in

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