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Public Invited to Hall Campaign Rally with Governor

on October 19, 2012 - 6:20am

ELECTION 2012 News:

Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Los Alamos Sunday afternoon to attend a Campaign Rally for Republican Rep. Jim Hall, candidate for House Dist. 43. 

Community members are invited to this event, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel and includes food, drinks and live music.

San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 Percent Complete

on October 18, 2012 - 8:44pm

SFNF News:

San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 percent Complete - 7,000 acres treated, 300 acres remain

Fire managers have completed ignitions on the San Juan prescribed burn for today, Thursday, Oct. 18.

Today, 5,750 acres were successfully treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Since yesterday, 7,000 acres have been treated.

Favorable conditions allowed fire managers to treat a greater area today and complete most of the burn, therefore limiting the number of days smoke will be in the air.

Tonight, firefighters will remain on-site monitoring the burn area.

Tomorrow, if conditions are

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Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Notification

on October 18, 2012 - 9:28am

SFNF News:

Fire managers have successfully treated 1,250 acres of the 7,300 acres scheduled scheduled for up to five days on the San Juan prescribed burn.

Flames and fire are visible from Cat and San Juan Mesas at night and residents will see a “glowing mountain” ... this is expected so don’t be alarmed.

Ignitions have started again today on the San Juan prescribed burn and fire managers will continue using hand ignitions to create a blackline along the southeastern/western perimeter of the burn area.

Blacklining consists of pre-burning of woody material on the ground adjacent to

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U.S. Attorney Names New Mexico District Election Officer

on October 18, 2012 - 9:09am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Wednesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathon M. Gerson will lead his office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

As the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico, AUSA Gerson is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring

Udall Celebrates Completion of NM Ports-to-Plains Corridor

on October 17, 2012 - 2:42pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall participates in the dedication ceremony of the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall helps cut the ribbon on the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
CLAYTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall praised cooperation and bipartisan efforts while speaking today at the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Governor to Attend Jim Hall Campaign Rally Sunday

on October 15, 2012 - 5:35pm
ELECTION 2012 News:
 
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will travel to Los Alamos this weekend to attend the "Rally to Keep Jim Hall in the Roundhouse."
 
The community is invited to join the governor from 2-4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21 at the rally for Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.
 
Martinez is attending the event to support Hall’s election campaign for House District 43 - Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.
 
All residents of District 43 are invited to this political event to meet the governor, Representative Hall and other local and state officials.
 

Video: League of Women Voters Oct. 11 Forum: Dist. 43, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Candidates

on October 15, 2012 - 4:23pm

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef , left, looks on as Stephanie Garcia Richard and Jim Hall, candidates for NM House District 43, shake hands after their lively debate. Courtesy pac8.org

Staff Report

The following is a video produced and made available to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Public Access Channel 8 (PAC 8.) 

The video is in Windows Media Video format (WMV.)  There are converters available for the quicktime player on Apple systems. 

This video was recorded at the Fellowship Hall of the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4, at 7 p.m. Oct.

Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants

on October 14, 2012 - 6:27am

SUSTAINABILITY BOARD News:

 

Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.

 

Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos's power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.

 

Los Alamos' power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power.

 

Los Alamos has a

FBI Media Alert: Public's Help Sought in Man's Death

on October 13, 2012 - 4:04pm

FBI News:

Dale Johnson went missing for more than a week before his body was found in a mountainous area near Mescalero, N.M., on July 8, 2011.

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs still are investigating the 58-year-old Mescalero man's death, and are asking the public for help.

Johnson's body was found in a remote area directly north of the Feast or Ceremonial Grounds on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

No information about the condition of the body is being released at this time.

Johnson's relatives reported him missing on June 29, 2011.

Anyone with information about what Johnson was

Okhay Owingeh Pueblo Man Sentenced to Probation for Embezzling $25,900 from Cities of Gold Casino

on October 13, 2012 - 10:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning in Albuquerque federal court, Calvin R. Trujillo, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation for his conviction on a theft by an employee of a gaming establishment on Indian Land charge. Trujillo also was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution.

Trujillo pled guilty May 24 to criminal information charging him with theft by an employee of a gambling establishment on Indian Land, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In his plea agreement, Trujillo admitted that, between Nov. 10, 2010 and Dec.

Main Hill Road Work To Be Completed This Weekend

on October 13, 2012 - 10:10am

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will complete its pavement rehabilitation work on N.M. 502 this weekend.

The hill to Los Alamos, from mile marker 4 to mile marker 6, has been periodically closed since Oct. 2.

The road will be closed again today until approximately 2:00 p.m. while crews mill the centerline and finish striping work.

Weather permitting, the project will then be completed.

NMDOT advises all motorists to take the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route to Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when road work is in progress.

For

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Pueblo Joins Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

on October 12, 2012 - 12:15pm

RCLC News:

...Ohkay Owingeh first Pueblo to officially join Regional Coalition

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced today that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition.

In joining the Coalition, the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the Board while maintaining their inherent powers of self-government and sovereign immunity.

“We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities," We look forward to participating and supporting this most

Bandelier Celebrates National Archeology Day

on October 12, 2012 - 9:01am


BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument invites the public to celebrate National Archeology Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

“This day is set aside to encourage exploration and discovery of the rich cultural resources in the monument,” Superintendent Jason Lott said.

Several events will be held in Bandelier for the public to enjoy.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., join the monument’s archeologist, Rory Gauthier, for a hike to explore Duchess Castle and the Conquistador.

Participants will visit the complex site known as Duchess Castle which contains pueblo

sites occupied for over two hundred years and

Vehicles Again Travel Main Hill Road

on October 11, 2012 - 9:36pm

Vehicles were allowed to drive on the Main Hill Road this afternoon as all that appears left to be done on the renovation project is to paint the center stripe. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

Traffic Advisory: I-25/St. Francis Drive Ramp Closures Set

on October 10, 2012 - 7:54am

NMDOT News::

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that the southbound I-25 off-ramp to northbound St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. 

Crews are closing the ramp to allow for the removal of an overhead sign structure. Southbound I-25 motorists headed to Santa Fe Thursday are advised to take the Old Pecos Trail exit.

In addition, the northbound I-25 off-ramp to northbound St. Francis Drive will be closed Thursday night and Friday night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. while bridge work is done.

Motorists are urged to

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Cheese and Popcorn Recalls Issued

on October 7, 2012 - 8:18am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department issued press releases for recalls on two products sold in New Mexico.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn products were recalled including:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Almond Biscotti
  • American Cheese
  • Apple Crisp
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Black & White Drizzle
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Roasted Peanuts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Drizzle
  • Kettlecorn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Wasabi Reserve

The products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers and consumers through the Internet on or after Aug.

The 20/20 Campaign Recognizes Eight High Growth Companies in Northern New Mexico

on October 5, 2012 - 10:16pm

Eight companies were announced on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Spirit of Innovation event in Santa Fe as part of the 20/20 Campaign to celebrate small businesses in Northern New Mexico. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6 to 8 p.m. The 20/20 Campaign aims to recognize and support 20 high-growth companies by the year 2020 that are becoming major employers in Northern New Mexico. Together the companies in the 2012 class employ around 270 people and have combined revenues of over $59 million.

Collaborating partners will select a handful of businesses each year.

New State Settlement Proposal for San Juan Generating Station Could Lay Foundation for "Third Alternative" Agreement

on October 4, 2012 - 7:24am

San Juan Generating Station. Courtesy Photo

PNM News:

PNM Resources' New Mexico utility, PNM, acknowledges that a state settlement proposal released today to address regional haze at San Juan Generating Station appears to be an important step toward an alternative to the current federal plan.

The proposed settlement agreement announced by the state would require several additional actions before moving forward. The first of those actions would be an agreement in principle by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and PNM to support the proposal.

The proposal then would require

Udall: Nearly $18 Million for Wireless in Rural Areas

on October 4, 2012 - 6:46am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Wednesday that three telecommunications companies will receive nearly $18 million to provide advanced mobile service to rural areas in Central and Southeastern New Mexico that currently lack 3G or 4G wireless access.
 
As part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Mobility Fund auction, Plateau Telecommunications Incorporated in Clovis, NM; Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative in Dexter, NM and T-Mobile West will build new infrastructure to provide 3G or 4G mobile service, with projects completed in three years.
 
“In today’s society,
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NB3 Foundation Gets $$$ for Childhood Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

on October 2, 2012 - 9:18am
Sen. Tom Udall
 
WASHINGTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced Monday that New Mexico-based Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation will receive the first of two $293,513 grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes at San Felipe Pueblo.
 
The NB3 Foundation will use the funding for San Felipe Pueblo: Turning the Tide Against Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, a community-based program that will address the many factors involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
 
This will include community engagement, mobilization and leadership
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Espanola Ranger District to Start Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn

on October 2, 2012 - 7:06am

ESPANOLA RANGER DISTRICT News

The Espanola Ranger District anticipates initiating a prescribed burn Tuesday, Oct. 2 approximately three miles east of Santa Fe. Total acreage to be treated over two days is 207 acres and will occur as conditions permit. Smoke will likely be seen from Santa Fe, Pecos, Jemez, Tesuque, Los Alamos, Bernalillo, Albuquerque, and Espanola.  The treatments are being implemented to help protect the municipal water supply by reducing hazardous fuels, as well as help sustain watershed, forest and wildlife health.

Smoke from prescribed fire can be a nuisance to some

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CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 1

on October 1, 2012 - 6:24am

NMDOT Mill & Overlay on NM502 Starts Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 2, NM502 (Main Hill Road) to Los Alamos will be closed weekdays and Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the NMDOT conducts a milling and overlay pavement rehabilitation project. Work will occur from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the townsite.

On Monday, Oct. 8, the roadway will be closed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by Oct.

Bandelier Shuttle Moves to the New Visitor Center!

on September 26, 2012 - 10:42pm

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News

Effective Saturday, Sept. 29, the free Atomic City Transit shuttle service to Bandelier National Monument pick up/drop off location is moving from the corner of N.M. 4/Rover Boulevard to the new White Rock Visitor Center Complex at 115 N.M. 4. Just follow the Bandelier Shuttle signs to the new location. For additional information, contact Atomic City Transit at 505-661-RIDE (7433) Courtesy/LAC

N.M. 502 to Los Alamos Closing for Maintenance Beginning Oct. 2

on September 26, 2012 - 5:16pm

NMDOT News:

N.M. 502 to Los Alamos will close beginning Oct. 2 for road work.

The affected highway extends from Mile Marker 4 to Mile Marker 6 down the hill.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) advises all motorists to take the Truck Route to Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory while road work is in progress.

Crews will be milling out two and a half inches of existing pavement and repaving the road with new asphalt material to help rehabilitate the roadway.

The road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day from Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct.

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Rancho de San Juan Closing

on September 26, 2012 - 3:58pm

Courtesy photo

Staff report

This morning the Los Alamos Daily Post received word that Rancho de San Juan Resort and Restaurant on the road to the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, is closing its doors Oct. 12.

Letter informing of the closure:

To: Our close and good friends,

We would really like to tell you this news in person, but as we are all in different places it makes that impossible ( thus the e-mail).

We have recently had to make a very hard decision and have decided to retire from the inn and restaurant business.

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