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DOE Honors LANL’s Small Business Program

on June 28, 2016 - 5:04pm

Acquisition Services Management Division Leader Doug McCrary, second from left holding a plaque, and members of LANL's Small Business Program: Chris Fresquez, far left, Jim Carrigan, center, and James Kloeppel, far right, are shown with John McKinstry of RG Construction Services, second from right. Courtesy/LANL

 

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  • Successful mentoring partnership recognized

Los Alamos National Laboratory and RG Construction Services LLC in Rio Rancho received the fiscal year 2015 Mentor of the Year and Protégé of the Year awards, respectively, from the Department of Energy.

The awards were

Governor Announces Capture Of 100th DWI Fugitive

on June 28, 2016 - 4:50pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the capture of the 100th DWI fugitive in New Mexico since the roundup began late last year.

In December, Martinez directed New Mexico State Police and the Department of Corrections Absconder Unit to track down and arrest DWI offenders – including repeat offenders and those who have killed or seriously injured families on the road – and have now skipped out on parole or probation and are hiding from the law.

“These captures send a strong message: If you drink and drive and try to avoid justice, you will not get away with it.

Jeff Segler Of Los Alamos Troop 22 Named BSA’s National Artist

on June 28, 2016 - 3:20pm

Jeff Segler of Boy Scout Troop 22 in Los Alamos named national artist of the Boy Scouts of America. Courtesy photo

 

By BRYAN WENDELL
Scouting Magazine

The story of Scouting has been told through campfire tales, physical and digital photo albums, and official Boy Scouts of America paintings.

In history, only two men have created those official paintings: Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari.

Now a third has joined that colorful lineage.

WIPP Update: Prestart Activities Continue

on June 28, 2016 - 2:54pm
WIPP waste handling personnel review a procedure as part of prestart activities at WIPP. Courtesy/WIPP
 
WIPP News:
 
Prestart activities are continuing at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as employees verify and validate operating procedures in preparation for resuming transuranic waste emplacement operations at WIPP.
 
June 1, WIPP workers began the phase of prestart activities referred to as Cold Operations. Cold Operations includes verifying adequacy of procedures and equipment operability; and allows operators to regain proficiency with both.

Heinrich Fights For More Resources For Counter Drug Efforts Along US-Mexico Border

on June 28, 2016 - 2:50pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  During a Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) fought for additional resources for counter drug efforts along the Southwest Border to address the heroin and opiate epidemic in the United States.
 
The hearing was to consider the nomination of Lieutenant General Joseph L. Lengyel to be General and Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
 
During the hearing, Senator Heinrich underscored that while New Mexico shares a 179-mile border with Mexico, the state is only provided with

Dr. Richard Brody Briefs Los Alamos Daily Post On Fraud Issues Prior To LANL Talk At 3 p.m. Today

on June 28, 2016 - 2:21pm

Dr. Richard G. Brody of Albuquerque stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post early this afternoon ahead of his scheduled 3-4 p.m. presentation for badge holders today at the Pete Domenici Auditorium at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Richard G. Brody stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post early this afternoon to discuss in general terms the topic of fraud in the workplace. Brody is presenting a talk on the topic for badge holders at 3 p.m.

Bee Deaths Threaten Summer Picnics And Barbecues

on June 28, 2016 - 11:21am
No bees, no food conference. Courtesy photo
 
ENM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Chile, watermelon and juicy tomatoes are among the summer staples at risk if bee colonies continue to collapse at unprecedented rates, beekeeper Tyler Schutte and Environment New Mexico said at a conference Thursday..

Bees pollinate most of the world’s most common crops, including seasonal favorites such as peaches, asparagus, and cherries. But the U.S. is losing about a third of its bee colonies each year, alarming beekeepers, farmers and chefs along with environmental advocates.

Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire On Rose Street

on June 28, 2016 - 11:16am

Los Alamos fire and police vehicles line Rose Street Monday night in response to a kitchen fire that initiated in the oven of a local residence. Safety tip: never leave food unattended while cooking on the stove or baking something in the oven. Photo by Victoria Rygh

GOP House Candidate Sharon Stover Campaigns Door To Door Throughout District 43

on June 28, 2016 - 10:55am

New Mexico House Dist. 43 Republican candidate Sharon Stover greets resident Mr. Lockhart and family as she campaigns door to door Sunday with Pam Meyer on Grand Canyon in White Rock. Meyer explains that the goal is to knock on every door and speak with residents throughout the entire district before the November election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tyrone, at left, the 5 lb. yorkie and official mascot of the Los Alamos Daily Post takes particular interest in the goings on Sunday after spotting the Lockhart family dog. New Mexico House Dist.

Los Alamos County Little League Baseball And Softball District All-Stars Results

on June 28, 2016 - 10:00am

Baseball 9-10 All-Stars. Courtesy photo

Baseball 10-11 All-Stars. Courtesy photo

Baseball 9-10 All-Stars. Courtesy photo

Softball Seniors All-Stars. Courtesy photo

Softball 9-10 All-Stars. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos All Stars District champs on their way to State! Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos County Little League is proud to announce the results of the District All-Star Baseball and Softball tournaments this past weekend.

Los Alamos hosted the Girls District Softball tournament at the North Mesa Ball Fields. The District Baseball tournaments were played in Santa Fe.

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Community Invited To Book Signing Of Doomed To Cooperate, Edited By Siegfried Hecker, 7 p.m. Today

on June 28, 2016 - 9:27am

COMMUNITY News:

Bathtub Row Press announces the release of Doomed to Cooperate, edited by Siegfried Hecker.

The community is invited to attend the release celebration and book signing of this long-awaited title at 7 p.m., today in historic Fuller Lodge. 

“This is a task that never ends, and Sig Hecker, who has done more than any other American to strengthen US and Russian scientific cooperation, tells us how critical it is for this nuclear work to be revived today.”  — Sam Nunn, former US Senator and Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

The two-volume sets can be purchased this

No Streaming Broadcast Of Council Meeting Tonight

on June 28, 2016 - 9:05am

COUNTY News:

Because of a technical repair and replacement needed for Los Alamos County’s video streaming equipment, there will be no streaming broadcast of tonight’s County Council meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

This malfunction only relates to streaming - there will still be a televised broadcast on PAC 8 television, and video capture for later playback on demand should still be available and posted on the County’s website after the meeting.

July Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on June 28, 2016 - 8:28am

Ribbon Cut At Paulina Gwaltney Photography

on June 28, 2016 - 7:31am

The Chamber of Commerce host a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Paulina Gwaltney Photography at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite D1. From left, Chamber Member Services Coordinator Darla Ridilla, Bill Gwaltney Paulina's husband), photographer Paulina Gwaltney and Chamber DIrector Nancy Partridge. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/ladailypost.com

Scene from Wednesday's ribbon cutting event at Paulina Gwaltney Photography at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite D1. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/ladailypost.com 

 

Paulina Gwaltney, center, and her husband Bill chat with community members at Wednesday's grand

Letter To The Editor: Response To Jody Benson

on June 28, 2016 - 6:59am
By ALAN WADLINGER
Los Alamos
 
Some people might raise a minor issue with the editorial of Jody Benson published Sunday, June 26 in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
 
To quote the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights:
 
“Right of people to bear arms not to be infringed. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.“
 
Some people might feel strongly that the Bill of Rights should be interpreted as for the time period when it was written and not falsely extrapolated to the modern world.
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State Police Conduct Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico During July

on June 28, 2016 - 6:51am
NMSP News:
 
STATEWIDE  State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of July.
 
They are bringing awareness to this, 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.
 
People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into friends and families.

Daily Postcard: MPNHP Los Alamos Site Visitor Center

on June 28, 2016 - 6:28am

Daily Postcard: The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Los Alamos Site Visitor Center on 20th Street between Central Avenue and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Game Commission Lands In Federal Court Over Cougar Trapping

on June 27, 2016 - 11:08pm

Cougar trap. Courtesy/APNM

APNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Arguing that the New Mexico State Game Commission violated the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) by authorizing cougar trapping that will harm endangered Mexican wolves and jaguars in New Mexico, The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Protection of New Mexico and longtime Mexican wolf enthusiasts Peter and Jean Ossorio filed a complaint in New Mexico federal court today.

The lawsuit seeks to invalidate the upcoming cougar trapping season—currently scheduled to begin Nov.

Anatomy Of A Fraudster Talk Open To All Badge Holders

on June 27, 2016 - 10:50pm

Lightning Starts Small Fire At Valles Caldera Preserve

on June 27, 2016 - 10:28pm

The Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – A new wildland fire is burning in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Big Hat fire, discovered after last week’s thunderstorms, is estimated to be approximately two acres in size.

It is located on Banco Bonito, east of the staging area in the southwestern portion of the preserve.

One Hundred S-L-O-W Cruisers In Town Wednesday

on June 27, 2016 - 9:54pm
Photo by Mark Wing, Albuquerque Tin Lizzies
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
This Wednesday, June 29, a National Tour of the Model T Ford Club of America will be touring in Los Alamos. 
 
Almost one hundred 1909-1927 Model Ts will spend the morning at Bandelier, then travel via the Back Gate to Fuller Lodge for a luncheon and to explore the town. 
 
From about 2-5 p.m. they will be creeping (5-25 mph) down the Main Hill Road so commuters who want to delight in these ancient vehicles are welcome to join them or wave as they pass by.
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Obituary: Brent A. Burtschell June 23, 1946 – June 18, 2016

on June 27, 2016 - 9:41pm

BRENT A. BURTSCHELL June 23, 1946 – June 18, 2016

Brent A. Burtschell, age 69 a resident of White Rock, NM passed away June 18, 2016 due to a motorcycle accident. He was born June 23, 1946 in Crescent City, CA to Margaret and Bruce Burtschell.

Brent is preceded in death by his father Bruce Burtschell, mother Margaret Burtschell, wife Manuelita Burtschell and sister Blythe Unican.

He is survived by his partner of 30 years, Ginger Grant of Los Alamos, NM and her two sons and six grandchildren, Jimmy & Melissa Grant and their children, Abigail, Aubrey, Alexander and Andrew; Joey & Naomi Grant

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LAPD Thanks Community For Aid In Solving Crimes

on June 27, 2016 - 4:48pm
LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department has solved multiple criminal incidents that were reported earlier this year thanks to local L.A. Crime stopper press releases.
 
“LAPD would like to thank the local media and the public for their assistance related to these incidents. These tips show that the citizens, job-holders, and visitors in our area wish to assist the Los Alamos Police Department in our mission to provide quality pro-active law enforcement services to help keep our community safe and hold those accountable who choose to commit crime in our area,” LAPD Cmdr.

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