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NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 27

on December 3, 2019 - 7:21am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 27. Courtesy/NWS

NMSP: Felix Romero Surrenders Peacefully

on December 2, 2019 - 4:52pm

Felix Romero

NMSP News:

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Around 11 a.m. today, Felix Romero walked into the New Mexico State Police Office in Las Vegas, N.M. and surrendered peacefully.

Romero, 22, had escaped Nov. 30 from the Miguel County Detention Center. He broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility.

Romero was incarcerated to the facility for an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear and a probation violation.

Udall, Welch Introduce Legislation To Reform Renewable Fuel Standard To Benefit Environment

on December 2, 2019 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act) would phase out the corn ethanol mandate and immediately reduce the amount of

FBI, Navajo Nation Seek Information On Apparent Homicide South Of Gallup

on December 2, 2019 - 8:12am
FBI News:
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the apparent homicide of a Native American adult male whose body was found in a car south of Gallup.
The victim was found Friday, Nov. 8 in an older model red Grand Am on Highway 602 at Mile Marker 19 on the Navajo Nation.
The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was last seen Thursday morning, Nov. 7.
Anybody who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

on December 2, 2019 - 8:00am

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy. The event featured K

Udall Applauds House Committee Passage Of Reform Legislation To Make Mining Companies Pay Fair Share

on December 2, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) applauded House committee passage of legislation Wednesday sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to reform the nation’s badly outdated 1872 hardrock mining law.
Udall is the lead sponsor of mining law reform legislation in the Senate, the Hardrock Mining Reform Act of 2019, which would also require companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands to help ensure that

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on December 2, 2019 - 7:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Local Women Gather At IWF Event In Albuquerque

on December 1, 2019 - 8:46pm

Members of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and their guests gathered this afternoon for their annual Christmas party at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque. Attending the event from left, Los Alamos Enterprise Bank & Trust President Liddie Martinez, CHRISTUS St. Vincent President/CEO Lillian Montoya, incoming IWF President Yolanda King and Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck. Los Alamos members not pictured include Los Alamos Historian Nancy Bartlit and Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark. The IWF was founded in 1989 in Santa Fe.

Military & Veterans Day At 2020 Legislature Jan. 25

on December 1, 2019 - 7:36am
DVS News:
SANTA FE — Military & Veterans Day at the 2020 Legislature has been designated for Saturday, Jan. 25 at the State Capitol in downtown Santa Fe.
This is the annual day during the legislative session presented by DVS and the New Mexico National Guard to honor active-duty service members and veterans.
As is the case every year, there are a limited number of spaces available for veterans and community service organizations to set up tables in the west wing of the Capitol Rotunda.
At noon Monday, Dec.

NWS: Today’s High Near 36; Tonight’s Low Around 24

on December 1, 2019 - 6:49am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 24. Courtesy/NWS

Gallup MainStreet Closes Large Funding Gap For Important Downtown Revitalization Project

on November 30, 2019 - 9:42pm
GALLUP Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce it has received an award of $800,000.00 from New Mexico MainStreet to be utilized by the City of Gallup in Capital Outlay funding for the Coal Avenue Commons project.
Gallup MainStreet applied on behalf of the community to help launch Phase 1 of the construction project, and upon review, was selected to receive the full amount requested.

Inmate Felix Romero Escapes From San Miguel County Detention Center In Las Vegas, N.M. Remains On Lam

on November 30, 2019 - 8:30pm

Felix Romero is on the lam. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

Las Vegas, N.M. – At approximately 1 p.m. today, New Mexico State Police were called to the San Miguel County Detention Center at 26 N.M. Highway 283 in reference to an inmate who escaped from the facility.

The inmate was identified as Felix Romero, 22, of Las Vegas, N.M.

Romero broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility. It is unknown Romero’s direction of travel.

He is described as a Hispanic male who is 5’4”, 180 lbs., bald with brown eyes.

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Karen Bedonie

on November 30, 2019 - 6:58pm

CD3 Candidate Karen Bedonie
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the fifth 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.

Republican candidate Karen Bedonie provided the following answers:

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

BEDONIE: A representative of the people must come directly from the people he/she is created from and not the minimal 10

SFCC Announces Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley To Keynote 2019 Commencement Dec. 7

on November 30, 2019 - 8:43am
Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley will provide the keynote address to the Class of Fall 2019.
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the William C. Witter Fitness Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
“We are so proud of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their achievement,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.

NDINM Announces New Dance Barns Artistic Director

on November 30, 2019 - 8:42am
New Dance Barns Artistic Director Rodney Rivera
ALBUQUERQUE NDI New Mexico has added a new team member to enhance the educational experience for New Mexico students.
Rodney Rivera, a renowned choreographer, educator and performer from Puerto Rico, will be joining the NDI New Mexico team as the Dance Barns Artistic Director in Santa Fe.
“When I first saw Rodney teach, I was totally inspired and knew that he was an artist and educator completely in alignment with our mission and philosophy,” said Liz Salganek, artistic director for NDI New Mexico.

NMSP Announces Sobriety Checkpoints In December

on November 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Courtesy photo
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December 2019.
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to

Udall Joins 19 Senate Colleagues On Bipartisan Resolution To Advance Equal Rights Amendment

on November 30, 2019 - 7:57am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 19 of his Senate colleagues on a bipartisan resolution to advance the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed Constitutional amendment to guarantee equal rights regardless of sex.
The bipartisan resolution Udall is supporting would remove a 1982 deadline for ratification of the ERA, thereby paving the way for full and equal protections for women under the Constitution.
Thirty-seven states have already ratified the ERA, just one short of the 38 needed to adopt the amendment to the

NWS: Today’s High Near 31; Tonight’s Low Around 14

on November 30, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 31 with mostly sunny skies, west winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low around 14. Courtesy/NWS

Tales Of Our Times: Efficient Rules For Fracking Stem From Unique Tracers

on November 29, 2019 - 10:25pm

Tales of Our Times

New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Efficient Rules For Fracking Stem From Unique Tracers 
Politics is lightning quick in using social media. Still, politics lags years behind in using smart tools for efficient regulation. Up till now, talking fast has not helped politics be more businesslike in putting digital devices to their best uses.

People at work in other fields prize the latest tools that work wonders, saving time and money all around. Smart tools are common in homes, schools, commerce and industry.

Lunch With A Leader: Rep. Christine Chandler Dec. 10

on November 29, 2019 - 8:40pm

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters invites the community to its monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Mesa Public Library.

The speaker is Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos. She is now a veteran of one legislative session and will be talking about that experience and share some ideas about what she is expecting in the upcoming 30 day session.

Chandler graduated with a BA from Smith College, holds a LLM International Law, Comparative Law from Georgetown Law Center and a JD from Boston College Law School.

LANL: Drought Impact Study Shows New Issues For Plants And Carbon Dioxide

on November 29, 2019 - 11:04am
Drought is already the most widespread factor affecting plant production via direct physiological impacts such as water limitation and heat stress. Courtesy/Dreamstime
LANL News:
Extreme drought’s impact on plants will become more dominant under future climate change, as noted in a paper out today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Analysis shows that not only will droughts become more frequent under future climates, but more of those events will be extreme, adding to the reduction of plant production essential to human and animal populations. 
“Even though plants can, in

UP Aerospace Launches Space Loft-14 Rocket

on November 29, 2019 - 8:25am
UP Aerospace News:
Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico and UP Aerospace, a space launch and flight test service provider based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. with facilities at Spaceport America, announced the successful launch Friday, Nov. 22 of UP Aerospace’s Space Loft 14 (SL-14) rocket from the Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area.
With NASA and multiple university programs present, the launch—which was part of the NASA Flight Opportunities Program—marked UP Aerospace’s thirteenth launch from Spaceport America.

NMDOH: Influenza Activity Increasing In New Mexico

on November 29, 2019 - 7:36am
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting that influenza is widespread across the state and anticipates heightened activity for weeks to come.
Last season, 237 New Mexicans died of pneumonia and/or influenza and already 21 pneumonia and influenza deaths have been reported during the 2019-20 season. Flu symptoms may include rapid illness onset with fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches.
The predominant virus circulating in the Southeast is influenza B Victoria, while the Metro region is seeing mostly influenza A(H1N1). Both

NWS: Today’s High Near 37; Tonight’s Low Around 23

on November 29, 2019 - 7:27am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with a 90 percent chance of snow and patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m., then rain between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., followed by more snow after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 23. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall And Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Stop Cyber Grinches From Ruining Holidays

on November 28, 2019 - 7:22am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), announced the introduction of the Stopping Grinch BOTS Act, legislation that will crack down on the use of digital “bot” technology being used to buy up large batches of trending holiday toys in order to resell them at grossly inflated prices.
These third-party sellers are using these automated tools to manipulate online sales