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Heinrich Statement On Molotov Cocktail Thrown At Islamic Center Of New Mexico

on October 25, 2014 - 8:29am

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. released the following statement Friday on the incident at the Islamic Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque: 

"The news that a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic Center of New Mexico is deeply troubling. Acts of violence have no place in our society. The members of the ‎Center and the entire Muslim community in New Mexico are in my thoughts."

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Senator And Congressman Join Local Democrats For Halloween On MainStreet

on October 25, 2014 - 8:16am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall with local supporter Connor Schultz who will be voting in his first General Election this year. Photo by Robyn Schultz

From left, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard join supporters Friday at the Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters in Central Park Square to pass out candy to Trick or Treaters during Halloween on MainStreet. Photo by Amy Storey

Letter to the Editor: A Shelter Dog Shows Her Thanks

on October 25, 2014 - 7:52am
DOROTHY BROWN
Shelter Volunteer

Our animal shelter tries to minimze euthanasia by keeping our adoption rate as high as possible.

Some of the animals who come to us end up staying a long time until we can match them with homes in which they will succeed. Some of them need a little help to show their best side in order to be noticed. In addition to help from our local media, all of our local veterinarians, and the generosity of Pet Pangea, two local businesses help our dogs strut their beauty. 

Yours Truly Diana has donated grooming to many dogs and done so with great compassion for their

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LACDC Hires Patrick Sullivan As New Executive Director

on October 24, 2014 - 6:37pm

Patrick Sullivan

LACDC News:

The Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today the hiring of Patrick Sullivan as the executive director of LACDC effective Nov. 10.

“The board conducted an exhaustive and thorough nationwide search and chose a solid, local candidate to be the Director,” said Board Member Katherine Chartrand who led the search committee, “Patrick stood out in a strong field because he knows the community and LACDC, and knows how the organization can be effective.”

The search committee ran a unique search effort that

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Governor Coming To Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:24pm

Gov. Susanna Martinez

POLITICAL News:

The community is invited to a “meet and greet” and “get out the vote rally” with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state and local candidates at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 on the patio at Smith's Marketplace.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos County is hosting the event.

There will be lunch and refreshments served (while quantities last). This event is open to the public and there is no need to rsvp. For more information, contact Kelly Benner at kellybbritz@gmail.com or the Republican Headquarters at 505.695.8080. 

UPDATE: No Injuries In N.M. 4 Accident Today

on October 24, 2014 - 5:36pm

Scene of an accident about 1 p.m. today on N.M. 4 near the White Rock Y. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

First responders set up traffic control at today's accident scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UPDATE: The accident on N.M. 4 involved two vehicles and a large box truck. Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said no one was hurt or transported to the hospital. N.M. 4 has reopened but Grider said it will be closed again for a short time when a wrecker arrives to tow the truck away. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

News Alert:

A significant accident has

Los Alamos Medical Center Hosts Women’s Healthy Life Symposium And Celebration 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Saturday

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAMC News:

The first-ever Women’s Healthy Life Symposium and Celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Bring a friend, a sister, a neighbor, a mother, or a daughter with you! From breastfeeding and belly dancing to menopause management and yoga, the healthcare providers at LAMC have something to offer every woman.

One of the most-exciting aspects of this first-ever event, is the fact that 17 different physicians and healthcare providers are presenting information, live and in-person.

Watch Video Of Debate Between Los Alamos Sheriff Candidates

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

Supporters gather in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Wednesday to watch the debate between incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero and challenger Jaret McDonald. From left, John Horne Jr, John Horne Sr, Chris Clark, Jennifer McDonald, Sandra Lucero, Jim Leach and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8, who filmed the debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and challenger Jaret McDonald shake hands before Wednesday's debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post hosted a debate Wednesday at its downtown headquarters for the

Halloweekend In Los Alamos Kicks Off Today!

on October 24, 2014 - 11:27am

Trick or Treat on MainStreet 2013. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos is disguising itself starting today as the spookiest place to be with its two-day “Halloweekend” featuring hair-raising events through Saturday and on Halloween Day.

“Halloweekend” begins at 4 p.m. today with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, when businesses along Central Avenue and MainStreet keep their doors open until 6 p.m. and hand out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters. Expect to see a few haunted houses along the way. A special performance by Dance Arts Los Alamos begins at 5 p.m.

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SFI Post Doc/Paraclimber Christa Brelsford Gives Back

on October 24, 2014 - 10:59am
Christa Brelsford exemplifies 'Service Above Self.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary’s motto is “service above self” and Christa Brelsford, the speaker at Rotary Club of Los Alamos’ meeting Tuesday, exemplifies this motto.

The Santa Fe Institute Post Doctorate and champion rock climber lost her right leg when a building collapsed on her during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In response, Breslford started Christa’s Angels, an initiative to support the friends and colleagues she worked alongside in Haiti.

Last Day To Vote For The Band Perry To Play Los Alamos

on October 24, 2014 - 10:56am

The Band Perry. Courtesy photo

STATE FARM News:

State Farm agents Lou Santoro and Abe Dispennette along with Los Alamos High School would like to thank all of you who have been faithful in celebrating safe driving habits with our teenagers. 

Your voting have kept us at the top of the ranks for New Mexico. 

Don’t forget to vote one last time today and help push us just a bit higher in the ranks and possibly be qualified from some huge State Farm grants for our High School students!

Vote at www.CelebrateMyDrive.com.

Japanese And German Media Visit Los Alamos

on October 24, 2014 - 10:03am

Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy/LAHS

LA HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, the former enemies of the United States are interested to learn how the community that played a significant role in ending the war portrays its own history.

This week, a reporter from the Chugoku Shimbun, a newspaper in Hiroshima, and a German documentary film crew both visited the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

“They both had thoughtful and even challenging questions,” said Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Historical Society.

Strange Attachments On Roof Of New Nature Center Explained

on October 24, 2014 - 9:34am

Solar panel attachments can be seen on the roof of the new nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Driving past the construction site of the new nature center at 2600 Canyon Road, you might think to yourself, “What are those strange things on the roof?”

In fact, they are attachments for photovoltaic (solar) panels. While the funds may not be available to install the panels before the building opens next spring, having the attachments in place will ensure that it is easy to add them when funds become available.

In the meantime, the interior drywall is almost complete, and most of the

Las Vegas Puts Local Artists Back On Map With Studio Tour

on October 24, 2014 - 9:27am

ART News:

Big things are happening in “Lil' Las Vegas, N.M. The 2014 Historic Las Vegas Art Studio Tour, sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council, marks the return of the art walk in Las Vegas, highlighting the artistic talent of more than 70 Northeastern New Mexico artists and artisans.

The exciting two-day tour will feature over 22 stops featuring a wide range of works (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, traditional Spanish art, street art, mixed media and more).

Las Vegas has been a popular stop since the 1800s. Historically a railroad town

it has played host to

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White Rock Complex Remodel Meeting

on October 24, 2014 - 9:22am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Community Economic Development Department staff will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the White Rock Senior Center to discuss the White Rock Complex Remodel Project.

In May 2012, Council approved a reduced project scope and the associated funding of $8.4 million to be included in the FY13 budget. The project returned to Council with a redefined scope including a smaller 10,500-square-foot new Library at Piñon Park, remodeling the existing Youth Activity Center and remodeling the existing Municipal Complex.

The Municipal Complex remodel

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $8.5 Million For Sipapu Ski Resort, Santa Fe Charter School

on October 24, 2014 - 9:13am

NM DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON – Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that Sipapu Recreational Development in Vadito and the Academy for Technology and the Classics Foundation in Santa Fe will each receive more than $4.2 million in guaranteed loans to advance their operations.

Sipapu Recreational Development will receive $4.235 million to improve its ski resort operations, including funding to purchase equipment and machinery, provide working capital and to pay off existing debt.

Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila With Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

President George W. Bush salutes Navajo Code Talkers. Courtesy/JSPL

JEMEZ News:

In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and author Judith Avila. Courtesy/JSPL

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

WIPP Ventilation Fan Restarted

on October 24, 2014 - 7:54am

WIPP News:

Tuesday evening, workers at WIPP successfully restarted the 860A fan that is part of the mine ventilation and filtration system currently operating at the site.

The 860A fan was started Feb. 14, when continuous air monitors (CAM) in the WIPP underground facility detected elevated levels of radioactive contamination and shifted the underground ventilation system into filtration mode, forcing all air exiting the facility through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. The WIPP underground facility has remained in filtration mode since the event occurred.

The 860A fan ran

GO Bond C Will Provide $500,000 For UNM-LA EMT Classroom Upgrades

on October 24, 2014 - 7:43am

UNM-LA News:

This fall voters in Los Alamos County will have the opportunity to invest in the state’s public colleges and universities without any increase to their property taxes.

General Obligation Bond C (also referred to as GO Bond C) proposes a total of $141,000,000 for New Mexico’s public colleges and universities, of which $500,000 will be allocated to UNM-LA. UNM-LA will add another $250,000 for a total capital investment of $750,000.

These funds will be used to renovate classroom lab space for the EMS training degree program.

Letter to the Editor: Enjoy WGN's 'Manhattan' But Don't Believe A Word Of It

on October 24, 2014 - 7:30am
By ALAN HACK
Los Alamos

With the finish of this year's episodes of "Manhattan" I have a few comments.

There was indeed friction between the Army and civilians involving cutting down trees and other issues. But when the story gets to the scientific and technical issues almost everything shown is wrong.

A key issue was the need to develop an implosion system when reactor generated Pu proved to have too much spontaneous fission to be used in a gun type assembly.

Pet of the Week: Zed The Dog

on October 24, 2014 - 7:13am

Zed the dog. Courtesy/LAC

SHELTER News:

Zed is a 7-year-old neutered male tricolor shepherd/Aussie mix who is medium sized at about about 40 pounds.

He is housebroken, leash-trained and crate trained. In fact, Zed’s leash manners are exemplary. He enjoys the company of other gentle dogs, but does not get along with cats or children.

He has a slight aversion to loud noises. While Zed is learning who his new family is, he will need a tall, climb-proof fence. For a personalized introduction to Zed, call his sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179,

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Museum Of Indian Arts And Culture Awarded $105,000 Grant

on October 24, 2014 - 6:41am

MIAC News: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $105,000 to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation on behalf of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to benefit the Museum's archaeological collections.

The museum will use these grant funds to improve access to key artifacts that are part of the founding collections of the Laboratory of Anthropology (LOA), allowing the Museum to move the H.P. Mera Ceramic Survey Collection to the new repository at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA), along with the other comparative and archaeological type collections.  

The

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Millicent Rogers Museum Receives Significant Donations

on October 24, 2014 - 6:36am
Pueblo ceremonial clothing given to the museum by Mark and Linda Winter of the Toadlena Trading Post. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The Millicent Rogers Museum, located in Taos, is pleased to announce the largest group of donations and acquisitions to its permanent collection in more than two decades.

The gifts and purchases follow on the heels of the recent major gift of nearly 50 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists presented earlier this year by Brad and Fran Taylor.

Jim and Dody Hoffman of Las Lunas presented a major gift of 35 pieces of pueblo pottery including significant examples by Maria
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GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

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