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Saturday's Class Of 2016 'Paint Fight' Postponed

on April 29, 2016 - 10:20pm

The Class of 2016 'Paint Fight' scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Saturday has been postponed due to a problem in shipping. Students will be informed once a new date is scheduled for the event. Courtesy photo

Obituary: Gloria Louisa Cordova July 31, 1938 – April 18, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 10:12pm

GLORIA LOUISE CORDOVA July 31, 1938 April 18, 2016

Gloria Louisa Cordova, long-time Los Alamos resident, passed away on April 18, 2016 after a 16-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Gloria was born in Trinidad Colo. on July 31, 1938. After high school she joined the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and graduated from their Mount St. Joseph College with a B. S. degree in chemistry. She taught math and chemistry in high schools in Denver and Trinidad, and then after leaving the community, moved to Los Alamos where she taught chemistry at the high school for 10 years.

In 1979 she

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Los Alamos Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspects

on April 29, 2016 - 3:26pm

Anyone recognizing these suspects is asked to call LAPD at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a theft of a motor vehicle case that was reported this month in Los Alamos County. 

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male and female suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $250 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.  Anyone with information can call L.A.

Obituary: James (Jim) Lowell Anderson April 23, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 3:15pm
JAMES LOWELL ANDERSON April 23, 2016

 

James (Jim) Lowell Anderson, 77, of Boulder, CO passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

 

Jim was born in Santa Rita, NM and grew up in the Grant County area of New Mexico and was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM. Jim attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, and earned a B.S.degree in Chemistry in 1961 and a M.S. degree in Chemistry 1963.  In 1966 he earned a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

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Atomic City Children's Theater presents Disney The Lion King KIDS At Pinon This Weekend!

on April 29, 2016 - 3:05pm

Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater are proud to present their production of Disney The Lion King KIDS. All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film and hit Broadway musical are here – Simba, Nala, Scar, Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu, and of course, the Rafikis!

Disney The Lion King Jr. will be presented this Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

Obituary: David W. Carroll Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 2:57pm

DAVID W. CARROLL Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

David W. Carroll, 68 of Los Alamos passed away Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was born on December 3, 1947 in Portland, Oregon and lived in the Pacific Northwest until moving with his family to Los Alamos in 1955. He graduated from the Los Alamos High School in 1965 and the University of Northern Colorado in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Arts and Meteorology.

He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 42 years until retirement in April 2012.

David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice, his

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New Mexico Environment Department Solicits Comments From Citizens In Los Alamos Thursday

on April 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn speaks to citizens on the revisions to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Members of the public and NMED staff listen to Katherine Roberts, director of the Division of Resource Protection at NMED, as she gives an overview of the changes  to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Who Picks Up Trash In Space?

on April 29, 2016 - 1:37pm
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Who Picks Up Trash In Space?
 
“Space trash” and “space junk” are terms for the man-made litter that is floating in space or otherwise stuck there. Much of it orbits Earth. We know the problem is real when we hear about the Orbital Debris Program Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

What all is whizzing around out there? By NASA’s accounting, the mess of it would fill a few junkyards if it were dumped in one place.

LASO Presents All Russian Concert With Guest Soloist Cármelo de los Santos

on April 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
Cármelo de los Santos performs tonight with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Leko Machado
 
Conductor David Chavez leads the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal Monday evening in the LAHS Band Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an All-Russian concert this evening at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

Conductor David Chavez has chosen an exciting all-Russian program with the Festive Overture of Dimitri Shostakovich, the Violin Concerto in D Minor of Aram Khachaturian

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on April 29, 2016 - 12:29pm
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

In And Around Town: April 29

on April 29, 2016 - 10:10am
 
April 29-May 1 Olions Present 'Spamalot'
 
Spamalot will be performed at 7 p.m. 29 and 30; 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1at in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets prices are $15 dollars for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 dollars for children 5 and under. Please be aware that the show contains PG-13 content.
 
 
 
FRIDAY April 29
 
The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present its 2016 Spring Concert
Crossroads Bible Church.

Report: Proposed BLM Methane Waste Rule Will Increase Production, Revenue In San Juan Basin

on April 29, 2016 - 9:10am

Courtesy/EDF

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND News:

new study by the Conservation Economics Institute has found that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed methane waste rule will have a net positive impact on oil and gas production and revenue in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin.

An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday ... Health & Safety Day May 7

on April 29, 2016 - 8:57am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is hosting its annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:

  • Smith’s Marketplace parking lot at 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Health & Safety Day

The Los Alamos Police Department also

Auditor Keller Launches Statewide Procurement Study

on April 29, 2016 - 8:37am

State Auditor Tim Keller

Multi-agency special audit will assess state purchasing practices

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Today, New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller announced that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is conducting a statewide procurement study.

The State Auditor selected multiple agencies for the special audit due to their roles in procurement oversight: the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), the General Services Department (GSD) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The study will focus on a variety of aspects of state purchasing such as sole-source

Air Force Research Laboratory Names Dr. Kelly D. Hammett As New Energy Director

on April 29, 2016 - 8:06am
Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, passes the Senior Executive Service flag to Dr. Kelly Hammett. Photo by Todd Berenger
 
AFRL News:
 
KIRTLAND AFB  The Air Force Research Laboratory has named Dr. Kelly D. Hammett as the new director of its Directed Energy Directorate.
 
In addition, Hammett is being promoted to the Senior Executive Service, the highest classification of civil service employees. Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, Commander of AFRL at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, traveled to Albuquerque to preside over the April 25 promotion ceremony.

AFRL’s Directed Energy
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Letter To The Editor: Real Victims Of Middle-East Turmoil

on April 29, 2016 - 7:43am
By DOUG REILLY
Los Alamos
 
We hear every day of the continuing suffering of the people of the Middle-East. The people are the real victims, especially those of Iraq and Syria.
 
The USA, Russia, and Saudi Arabia fight and kill for a variety of reasons, and more innocent civilians die or leave in hundreds of thousands and die on the seas.
 
The USA supports certain rebel groups and demands President Assad step down or be removed before we will stop fighting.
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Senate Democratic Leaders Rebut Regents’ Version Of HSC Takeover

on April 29, 2016 - 7:39am
NMSD News:
 
In their guest column published April 7, three of UNM Board of Regents, Regents Doughty, Lee and Fortner made a number of inaccurate assertions about the recent reorganization of the UNM Health Sciences Center medical complex (HSC). We believe readers deserve clarification.

They have repeatedly claimed that they dissolved the HSC Board of Directors—in an extremely abrupt and secretive way—because the HSC has become too independent. They have also asserted that it is not part of what they describe as “one university”.
 
This assertion overlooks some inconvenient facts.

Pressure Canning Class At TOTH May 20

on April 29, 2016 - 7:34am

Attorney Philip J. Dabney Joins Reid Griffith’s Law Firm

on April 28, 2016 - 9:53pm
Attorneys Reid Griffith, left, and Philip J. Dabney stop by the Los Alamos Daily Post in downtown Los Alamos recently to discuss their joining forces to help clients. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Attorney Philip J. Dabney practiced law in Las Vegas, Nev., for 30 years but after marrying a Los Alamos woman he moved to town and last month joined the local law firm of P. Reid Griffith, PA.
 
“Since marrying Liz, I’ve continued to wind down my practice in Nevada and am excited to be working with Reid who has practiced in Los Alamos for decades and

Los Alamos Swimmer Sarah Lott Qualifies For Nationals

on April 28, 2016 - 9:48pm

Los Alamos swimmer Sarah Lott is on track to qualify for Olympic Trials this summer in Nebraska. Photo by Ranee McElderry Stewart

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Video clip from New Mexico state championship - winning the 200 Free race: Click here. 

Los Alamos High School senior Sarah Lott is ranked 23 in the Nation for the 100m Free for the 2015-2016 season for females 17-18 years of age (World Record Holder - Katie Ledecky is 1st). Lott, 18, wowed the crowd last month with her impressive swims at the 2016 New Mexico High School State Championship in Albuquerque.

She started

National Park Tourism In New Mexico Creates $118.8 Million In Economic Benefit

on April 28, 2016 - 9:45pm
NPS News:
 
DENVER — A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 1,714,675 visitors to national parks in New Mexico in 2015 spent $97.5 million in the state.
 
That spending supported 1,528 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $118.8 million. It also represents a 9.8 percent increase in spending and a 7 percent rise in visitation over 2014.
 
“From Chaco Culture National Historical Park to White Sands National Monument, the national parks of New Mexico draw more than 1.7 million visitors a year from home and abroad,” said Sue Masica, director of the NPS

Letter To The Editor: Is National Wildlife Federation Right Agency For Los Alamos?

on April 28, 2016 - 9:38pm
TERRY DUBOIS
Los Alamos
 
On April 23, our county was recognized as New Mexico’s first “Community Wildlife Habitat” (link). A representative from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) was on hand to present the certificate to county officials. 

Some disturbing details emerge upon closer inspection of the NWF. This is an agency that appears to have wildlife in its best interest, unfortunately, they promote trapping of wildlife. http://www.nwf.org/Who-We-Are/Affiliate-Partnership/Resolutions/Resolutions/1996/1996-12.aspx. Los Alamos passed an ordinance in 2014 banning the use of steel-jaw

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New Mexico Taxation And Revenue Department Warns About Phone Scammers Posing As Tax Agents

on April 28, 2016 - 9:34pm
TRD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) is warning New Mexicans about fraudulent phone calls demanding delinquent tax payments.
 
The Taxation and Revenue Department has received reports of aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating Taxation and Revenue Employees or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Agents.
 
These imposters demand immediate payment of delinquent taxes and threaten taxpayers with arrest if they do not comply. They may also threaten to cancel your driver’s license.

Flight Night At UnQuarked 5 p.m. Friday

on April 28, 2016 - 9:32pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
Anasazi Fields Winery and Secret City Kitchen are teaming up once again to bring Flight Night  to the community starting at 5 p.m., Friday, April 29 at UnQuarked, The Wine Room.
 
Jeremy Varela from Secret City is preparing food sample trays: roasted maple paprika spiced nut medley, brie with balsamic reduction, blackened chicken with a chipotle cream smear, and cayenne salted dark chocolate bark. 
 
Jim Fish, winemaker from Anasazi Fields, will lead attendees through a pairing of their wines with these dishes.
 
Cost is $12 per person.

Los Alamos Certified As Wildlife Habitat Community

on April 28, 2016 - 9:31pm
Community Wildlife Habitat presentation Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation and County Councilor Pete Sheehey at Saturday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation traveled to Los Alamos from Reston, VA to officially present the Community Wildlife Habitat certification to Los Alamos
Los Alamos County was

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