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Superintendent Kirby Meets With Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos

on November 5, 2019 - 9:11am

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby, right, traveled from Denver to meet late Monday afternoon with local Board President Rick Reiss, left, and members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos. During the meeting, held in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge, Superintendent Kirby discussed a variety of topics including the formation of a stakeholder engagement project to encompass all three parks, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford.

Governor: 4th Grader Asher Dean Of Arroyo Seco Wins 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

on November 4, 2019 - 1:25pm

Courtesy image

STATE NEWS:

SANTA FE – Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Carson National Forest announced today that Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyos del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, as the winner of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest.

Hundreds of essays were submitted to the contest, for which fourth graders from around New Mexico were invited to write about why they love New Mexico’s forests and public lands in line with the theme of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, “Delivering Enchantment!”

With his winning entry, Dean has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Udall, Heinrich Endorse Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

on November 4, 2019 - 1:09pm

Senatorial Candidate Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

Nambé – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced today their endorsement of Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate. 

I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator from New Mexico. Having served with Ben Ray, it’s clear that he will be a strong champion for New Mexico. He will continue the hard work of reforming and strengthening our democracy, ending the reign of dark, secret money in our politics, and protecting our public lands and combatting climate change, Udall said. I am

Kirsten Stromberg Represents Los Alamos At United States Women’s Curling Association Event In Minnesota

on November 4, 2019 - 12:13pm

Kirsten Stromberg, left, represented Los Alamos in October at the United States Women’s Curling Association event in St. Paul, Minn. Stromberg taught some new curlers during the event opening, as a certified instructor; participated in lectures, and also competed in curling games, including the culminating day of final matches Oct. 19 at the St. Paul Curling Club. She was skip (nautical term that means captain) of a team with players from all over the USA. Courtesy photo

Posts From The Road: Custer State Park

on November 3, 2019 - 6:32am

Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lake is located in the northern part of the park. This lake features several rock formations in and around the lake and is very popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as picnicking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. A lodge and campground are located nearby for overnight stays. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Needles Eye Tunnel: One of the tunnels on the Needles Highway is the Needles Eye Tunnel. This tunnel is just over eight feet wide making it a tight space for many vehicles. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Needles Eye: The Needles Eye

Daylight Saving Time Ended At 2 A.M. Today

on November 3, 2019 - 6:22am

Farmer’s Almanac News:

Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. today.

Here’s everything there is to know about Daylight Saving—from a brief history of why we observe this practice to the never-ending debate about changing the clocks twice a year:

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.

Note that the term is “Daylight

Richard Nebel: Impeachment...

on November 1, 2019 - 5:09pm
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos

“In a lonely grave, forgotten and unknown, lies ‘the man who saved a president,’ and as a result may well have preserved for ourselves and our posterity constitutional government in the United States…”. These words were written in 1956 by Senator John F. Kennedy in his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Profiles in  Courage”. That forgotten man is Edmund G. Ross and that lonely grave is in the Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Edmund Ross was an abolitionist and a Senator from Kansas.

Wright Brothers Institute, Partners Kick Off Second Round Of T3 Transition Accelerator

on November 1, 2019 - 4:11pm
WBI News:
 
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), along with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Purdue Foundry, The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), and the Air Force Small Business Office (SBIR/STTR) are seeking applications for the second cohort of the T3 Transition Accelerator.
 
Accepted small businesses will experience 10-weeks of intensive curriculum, preparing their products for military and commercial markets with the goal of making innovative technologies easier to integrate into the Air Force.
 
Unlike traditional accelerators, the T3 Transition Accelerator takes no equity stake

Sen. Heinrich Taps Rebecca Avitia For Chief Of Staff

on November 1, 2019 - 9:51am

Rebecca L. Avitia

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this morning that Rebecca L. Avitia will serve as his chief of staff in Washington, D.C.

Avitia is a native New Mexican and will be one of three Latino chiefs of staff serving in the Senate. She is transitioning next week from her role as Heinrich’s state director.

Before joining Heinrich’s state leadership team, Avitia served as the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

“Throughout her career, Rebecca has been a strong

New Mexico Commits To Outdoor Recreation Principles

on November 1, 2019 - 9:35am
Director of Outdoor Recreation Axie Navas (bottom row at right), joins with representatives from four other states Oct. 24 to be the latest signatories of the Confluence Accords. Courtesy/NMED
 
Courtesy/NMED
 
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE Outdoor recreation leaders from Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia committed to advance the principles contained in the Outdoor Recreation Industry Confluence Accords, on behalf of their governors, at a signing ceremony yesterday. That brings the total number of states to an historic 13.
 
The signing took place in St.

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Marco Serna

on November 1, 2019 - 7:14am

CD3 Candidate Marco Serna
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Democratic candidate Marco Serna provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

SERNA: A Member of Congress must embody the characteristics of their constituents.

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

on October 31, 2019 - 5:27pm
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
 
To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.”
 
He explained that his

CBC PAC Endorses Ben Ray Luján For US Senate

on October 31, 2019 - 4:23pm
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
NAMBE The Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Wednesday endorsed Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate:
 
"The Congressional Black Caucus is proud to support Ben Ray Luján to be the next Senator from New Mexico. A progressive champion for people of color, Ben Ray helped elect the most diverse Congress in history that is now legislating on priorities that will help uplift all Americans," said Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Gregory Meeks.

Udall, Kaine: Resolution To Reinforce U.S. Leadership In Peaceful Use Of Space & Technology Innovation

on October 31, 2019 - 7:17am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution to maintain U.S. leadership in protecting satellites and spacecraft in Earth’s orbit from space debris and ensuring that all nations cooperate to promote the peaceful use of space for research and commercial purposes.
 
The resolution prioritizes the implementation of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space guidelines negotiated between the U.S.

New Mexico Delegation Celebrates House Passage Of Permanent Chaco Canyon Protections

on October 31, 2019 - 6:59am
 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION  News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, along with U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, joined Tribal leaders and conservation advocates Wednesday to celebrate the House passage of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, a bipartisan bill to prevent future mineral leasing on federally-owned lands around Chaco Canyon.
 
Introduced in April by the New Mexico Delegation, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act would withdraw 316,076

Luján On Toulouse Oliver Opting Out Of Senate Race

on October 30, 2019 - 7:32am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
NAMBE Democratic Senate Candidate Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement Tuesday evening on Secretary Toulouse Oliver's decision to end her campaign for the U.S. Senate:
 
"First and foremost, Maggie Toulouse Oliver is a friend. In this campaign, Maggie stood up for our values - like health care for all and addressing the climate crisis. Her voice made our democratic process stronger, and I'm honored to have her support for my U.S. Senate campaign.
 
"Over the next year, I will continue to travel our state and earn the support

Udall Presses Boeing Executives On Lax Safety Culture Resulting In Two Fatal Crashes

on October 30, 2019 - 7:10am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, questioned Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Vice President John Hamilton about the company’s “cozy” relationship with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulators and commitments to reform in the aftermath of two fatal crashes involving the 737 MAX 8 jet.
 
Udall pressed the Boeing leaders to take responsibility for their company’s culture and business processes in order to prevent future accidents.
 
Udall

Maggie Toulouse Oliver Ends Senate Campaign

on October 29, 2019 - 5:12pm

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Campaign Office of Maggise Toulouse Oliver:

 

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday announced late this afternoon that she is ending her campaign for U.S. Senate.

She released the following statement:

“I’m a fighter. I’ve fought to protect New Mexico’s elections system from foreign interference; I’ve taken on corruption in state government; and I’ve twice stood up to President Trump when he demanded New Mexicans’ personal voter information. I’m not afraid of a tough fight.

“That’s why I decided to run for the U.S.

Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos Brings Home Top Title At USABMX Lone Star Nationals In Houston

on October 29, 2019 - 10:10am

Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos, left, here with Cole Mcghahey racing out of Fort Worth Texas, wins USABMX National Title over the weekend in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

Kyrina Deschamp at USABMX Nationals in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos takes home another USABMX National Title.

Deschamp attended the Lone Star Nationals over the weekend at the Rock Star Energy Bike Park in Houston, Texas. 

Deschamp qualified for the main event each of the three days she competed.

Sen. Tom Udall & Rep. Alan Lowenthal Statement Ahead Of Beverage Companies Plastics Announcement

on October 29, 2019 - 9:53am

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative.

Udall and Lowenthal are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste crisis.

“The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe – who see with their own eyes the buildup of plastic in our oceans, rivers, and

Red Cross: Turn Clocks Back, Test Smoke Alarms

on October 29, 2019 - 8:20am
ARC News:
Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, and the American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms when turning back their clocks.
As the fall season ushers in cold weather, it also increases the risk of deadly home fires. That’s because heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatalities from home fires—which, on average, takes seven lives every day in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms can double a person’s odds of survival.
“The Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe this winter,” said Jim Gilloon,

Students Across Nation Including Los Alamos Middle School To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree Celebration In Washington, D.C.

on October 29, 2019 - 7:42am
Fifty six trees surround the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park each year. The trees are decorated with ornaments created by students in each state, territory and the District of Columbia. Courtesy/NPS
 
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. At 56 schools across the country, students are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S.

Udall, Heinrich: Homeland Security Improvement Act

on October 28, 2019 - 9:36am

U.S. SENATE News:

New Senate legislation is a companion to House-passed bill that will create a DHS ombudsman to improve agency accountability and ensure better engagement with border communities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have

introduced the Homeland Security Improvement Act to address some of the nation’s immigration challenges at the southwest border and improve

Teralene Foxx Of Los Alamos Honored With 2019 Alumni Service Award From The College Of Idaho

on October 28, 2019 - 7:50am

Teralene Foxx of Los Alamos with College of Idaho alumnus Justin King. Courtesy/College of Idaho

Teralene Foxx, center, speaking with College of Idaho Co-President Jim Everet together with her best friend from high school Shanan Hoppe, an acclaimed wildlife artist in the Boise, Idaho area. Courtesy/College of Idaho

COMMUNITY News:

Every year at the time of homecoming at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, alumni awards are given.

This year, Teralene (Terry) Foxx was selected for her service to the College and her community.

NIH Prevents Chimps From Retiring To Sanctuary

on October 27, 2019 - 1:07pm
NIH News:
 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Thursday that none of the 44 government owned chimpanzees at the Alamogordo Primate Research Facility in New Mexico are considered “eligible for retirement.
 
Meaning that all of these animals are destined to live out the remainder of their lives in a laboratory. This decision is fundamentally inconsistent with agency’s duties under the CHIMP Act and they have an obligation to these animals to ensure that they get the necessary care and attention they deserve at the federal sanctuary, Chimp Haven.
 

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