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Preliminary Unofficial Results For Statewide Races

on November 6, 2018 - 9:13pm

Preliminary unofficial results for governor and secretary of state races with 10 of 1492 precincts fully reporting. Screen Shot/LADP

New County-Wide MainStreet Program Expands To White Rock

on November 6, 2018 - 1:06pm

Aerial map of the new boundaries in White Rock. Courtesy/L.A. MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) has recently announced that Los Alamos MainStreet, run by Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) through a contract with Los Alamos County, has approved their joint request to expand the program into White Rock. NMMS has now re-classified the Los Alamos MainStreet program serving downtown Los Alamos as a “County-wide” program.

“New Mexico MainStreet will begin working with LACDC to identify Economic Transformation Strategies and a plan of work

FBI: Man Charged With Bank Robbery, Other Federal Crimes Including Interference With Interstate Commerce By Threats Or Violence

on November 6, 2018 - 7:12am
FBI News:
 
The FBI has charged Andres Otero in a federal criminal complaint with the Oct. 30, robbery of an Albuquerque bank and other federal crimes.
 
Otero, 61, with addresses in Moriarty and Albuquerque, is charged with bank robbery, interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
 
Otero, who was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department Nov.

2018 Youth Shakespeare Festival In Santa Fe Dec. 1

on November 6, 2018 - 6:52am
Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
Upstart Crows of Santa Fe and the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe announces their third annual Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe, noon to 5 p.m., Dec. 1, at Meow Wolf at 1352 Rufina Cirle in Santa Fe.
 
Students from Academy of Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Eldorado Community School, Mandela International School, McCurdy Charter School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe Prep and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe have been brushing up their Shakespeare since the start of the

Important Election Day Information

on November 6, 2018 - 6:40am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE As part of Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s commitment to ensuring the public and press have the information they need for Election Day 2018, her office is providing the following reminders, information and links.
 
Election Day
 
Election Day is today, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018 and polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MST) throughout New Mexico.
 
Absentee Ballots
 
Eligible voters may return their completed absentee ballot to the appropriate county clerk’s office or to any Election Day polling location before

Election Day 2018 Is Here - Polls Open 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.

on November 6, 2018 - 6:20am

Today is Election Day 2018 and four Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Los Alamos County. The three Vote Centers in Los Alamos include Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., in the Downstairs Classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row and in the Multi-purpose Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Dr. In White Rock the Vote Center is in the Conference Training Room at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr. Vote Centers are open to any registered voter of Los Alamos County regardless of assigned precinct.

Letter To The Editor: A Vote For Lisa Shin Is A Vote For Ethics And Integrity

on November 5, 2018 - 3:02pm
By DONNA MACDONALD
Los Alamos

With the news of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board members violating their own rules and NM state laws with travel, meals, and political lobbying, I am proud to support Lisa Shin, a candidate for the NM House of Representatives, District 43. Lack of accountability and corruption in our State Legislature are among the reasons we are at the bottom of every list. A vote for Lisa is a vote for ethics and integrity.

For the many years I have known Lisa, she has approached her work in our community with honesty and dedication.

Heinrich Releases New TV Ad Titled ‘Deliver’

on November 5, 2018 - 2:28pm
From the Campaign for Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich's campaign for U.S. Senate has released a new television ad titled "Deliver".
 
The ad highlights Martin's record of delivering for New Mexico despite the chaos in Washington. Martin remains committed to diversifying New Mexico's economy, improving access to affordable health care, and building a New Mexico that works for everyone.
 
Click here to view "Deliver."
 
Transcript:
 
Narrator: "While there's chaos in Washington, Martin Heinrich's not letting that get in his way.

SFCC’s Paid Internship Program PILAS Seeks Businesses And Students To Participate In Spring 2019

on November 5, 2018 - 8:05am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces the continuation of the successful PILAS Internship Program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos) for the Spring 2019 semester, beginning January 2019.
 
The program gives students the opportunity to work with area businesses and nonprofits to gain valuable, employable skills while earning an hourly wage paid by SFCC. Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and SFCC Foundation funded this program.
 
The college is currently seeking businesses, organizations and students who would like to participate in

Free Online Service For Self-Represented Litigants To Prepare Court Documents

on November 5, 2018 - 8:03am
 
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE Individuals representing themselves in a legal matter can use a free online service to prepare court documents in divorce and domestic violence cases under a new service offered by the New Mexico Judiciary.
 
Known as Guide & File, the web-based application works much like software for preparation of tax returns. Users are guided through a series of questions to fill out and automatically complete court forms online. The documents must be printed and filed in person with a district court.
 
The software application can be used to prepare documents to start a

Topper Girls Volleyball Team Wins District Title!

on November 5, 2018 - 7:50am

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Ann Stewart presents the 2-4A District Championship trophy to the Topper Girls Volleyball Team. The Toppers played the Pojoaque Elkettes Thursday at the Ben Lujan Gymnasium. This game was one of the best performances of the year for the Toppers. The Elkettes have been ranked as one of the states top volleyball teams with a record of 6-1 going into the match against the Toppers.

‘New Mexico For All Tour’ Gathers Crowd In Los Alamos

on November 4, 2018 - 9:45pm

An enthusiastic crowd turns out late this afternoon for a meet & greet with members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour led by incumbent U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham and incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at the Democratic Party of Los Alamos campaign headquarters at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crowd cheers as members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour arrive late this afternoon at the Democratic Party campaign headquarters in Los Alamos.

Heinrich, Lujan Grisham To Rally Democrats In Los Alamos 4 p.m. Today

on November 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

POLITICAL News:

 

As part of their four day, statewide tour to reach every corner of the Land of Enchantment, U.S. Sen. Martin Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will hold a rally at 4 p.m. today at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B near Viola's Restaurant.

 

Other statewide and local candidates will be joining them at this afternoon's event and the community is invited to attend.

Letter To The Editor: Christine Chandler Is For All of Us

on November 4, 2018 - 2:45pm
By CATHERINE OZMENT
Los Alamos

When I joined Christine Chandler’s campaign team in January of this year, I was hesitant, even a little skeptical. I promised myself I would step back if I decided I wasn’t for her, because I worried maybe she wasn’t for me. As I’ve gotten to know her over the last 10 months, I’ve realized that Christine is for all of us. Even people who disagree with her.

There are a lot of things I like about Christine and her candidacy for state house. She’s smart, and she does her homework. She’s kind and funny and dotes on her dogs.

DEA Achieves Significant Milestone During 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

on November 4, 2018 - 4:51am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events.
 
During the 16 semiannual event, Oct. 27, DEA and federal, state and local partners disposed of more than 900,000 pounds of prescription medications collected at nearly 6,000 sites across the country.

NMJC And NMSU-Carlsbad Sign Agreement Establishing Workforce Training Partnership

on November 4, 2018 - 4:45am
Dr. Kelvin Sharp, president of New Mexico Junior College, and Dr. John Gratton, president of New Mexico State University, sign a memo of understanding to increase cooperation between the institutions to foster greater workforce training and development. Courtesy photo
 
NMJC News:
 
HOBBS Dr. Kelvin Sharp, president of New Mexico Junior College, and Dr.

Santa Fe Watershed Piles Burn Planned

on November 4, 2018 - 4:41am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind directions, and weather forecasts to initiate a piles burn in the Santa Fe Watershed area as early as Nov.15.
 
Depending on conditions, ignitions could possibly not start until sometime in early 2019.   
 
The treatment area is approximately 50 acres and is located adjacent to Forest Road (FR) 102 approximately four miles east of the City of Santa Fe and six miles southwest of Ski Santa Fe.
 
Smoke will likely

Interior Department Disburses $634.9 Million In FY 2018 Energy Revenues To New Mexico

on November 4, 2018 - 4:39am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), disbursed $634.990 million in Fiscal Year 2018 energy revenues to New Mexico.
 
This represents an increase of $179.890 million from the previous year’s total. The funds are derived from energy produced on federal and Indian lands, as well as U.S. offshore areas.
 
“President Trump’s energy dominance strategy is paying off and local communities across America are the beneficiaries,” Zinke said.

SFI: Lecture Features Michelle Girvan Nov. 13

on November 3, 2018 - 6:11am

Michelle Girvan

SFI News:

Santa Fe Institute (SFI) hosts "Harnessing Chaos and Predicting the Unpredictable with Artificial Intelligence" with Michelle Girvan at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211. W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

In recent years, machine learning methods such as "deep learning" have proven enormously successful for tasks such as image classification and voice recognition.

Despite their effectiveness for big-data classification problems, these methods have had limited success predicting "chaotic" systems like those we see in

Lujan Grisham Calls On NM VA To Implement Inspector General’s Recommendations For Surgical Procedures

on November 3, 2018 - 5:39am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Director Andrew Welch in response to a VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation which found that the VA had to delay surgical procedures due to a lack of sterile instruments and equipment.  
 
Lujan Grisham urges Director Welch to immediately implement all of the OIG’s recommendations to fix the problem.
 
“These issues pose potentially serious health risks to patients that depend on your care and

PEEC: Learn About Declining Bird Populations On Pajarito Plateau Nov. 6

on November 3, 2018 - 5:31am
A male Western Tanager by Bob Walker. Learn what the future may hold for the birds and forests of the Pajarito Plateau at a talk at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently published a paper about bird populations on the Pajarito Plateau, finding declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites in northern New Mexico.
 
Jeanne Fair, who led the research team, will share her research and discuss what the future may hold for the birds and forests of the Pajarito

Equality New Mexico Endorses House Dist. 43 Candidate Christine Chandler … Names Her A Champion For Every New Mexican

on November 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

Equality New Mexico News: 

Equality New Mexico, the largest and oldest LGBTQ+ political advocacy organization in the state, has endorsed 24 equality champions for the New Mexico House of Representatives – including Democrat Christine Chandler for House Seat 43.

“When Lisa Shin writes things like ‘I am the self-righteous one who views homosexuals with disgust,’ and tells fellow evangelicals to support Trump because he would support ‘biblical marriage’ and strike down marriage equality, it’s clear where her priorities lie,” EQNM Executive Director Adrian Carver said.

New Mexico Supreme Court Clarifies Jury Instructions In Criminal Cases

on November 2, 2018 - 8:42am
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE The state Supreme Court Thursday clarified how juries are to deliberate in certain cases where jurors are deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict on a criminal charge.
 
The decision by the state’s highest court allows an Albuquerque man, Kelson Lewis, to be retried on a felony child sex charge. As part of its ruling, the Supreme Court adopted a new approach to instructions given to juries for deliberating when there is a lesser offense contained in a more serious charge against a defendant.
 
The justices said a jury must unanimously find a defendant not

Sipapu Gets Foot Of Fresh Snow, Begins Snowmaking

on November 2, 2018 - 7:58am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 

Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos has received a foot of snow and crews were able to fire up the snow guns for the first time this season as they prepare for opening day, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.
 
Wednesday at 10:20 p.m., the snowmaking crew began making snow for the first time this season -- temperatures were perfect and they were able to have the snow guns going for more than 12 hours.

Udall & Colleagues Urge FDA To Protect Kids From Tobacco Use And Addiction

on November 2, 2018 - 7:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined a group of colleagues in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take stronger action to reduce youth use of addictive electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by immediately requiring manufacturers to remove kid-appealing flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
 
More than two million middle and high-schoolers are using e-cigarettes today, making them the most popular form of tobacco product among youth—with 81 percent of kids who have ever tried an e-cigarette starting with a

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