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County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

on January 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
The future site of Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950. The May

Governor Seeks Gaming Control Board Applications

on January 10, 2020 - 4:28pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is accepting applications for a certified public accountant for the state Gaming Control Board.
 
The full-time, paid position has been vacant for some time.
 
The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is responsible for regulating legalized gaming at New Mexico’s licensed racetracks, veteran and fraternal organizations. In addition, the agency is responsible for investigating and enforcing violations of the laws and regulations that prohibit illegal gambling activities in the state, and monitoring New Mexico’s tribal gaming compacts.
 

State Police Begin Traffic Safety Operations On Interstate 25 And I-40 In Bernalillo County Monday

on January 10, 2020 - 4:26pm

New Mexico State Police reminds motorist to buckle up, drive safely, avoid distractions and never drink and drive. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE -- In response to the Albuquerque Police Department’s request for assistance with traffic enforcement on the interstate, the New Mexico State Police will start conducting targeted operations on Interstate 25 and Interstate 40 in Bernalillo County.

Monday, Jan. 13, officers will be visible on the highways during peak traffic hours and will take proactive measures to reduce crashes, aggressive driving and driver inattention.

Increased

Luján On House Passage Of PFAS Action Act

on January 10, 2020 - 4:03pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued the following statement on the House passage of the PFAS Action Act:
 
“Every person living in the United States has a right to clean and safe drinking water. I was proud to vote today for comprehensive legislation to address PFAS contamination and protect New Mexicans from these harmful chemicals.

NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

on January 10, 2020 - 9:06am

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMORGORDO An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.
 
Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.
 
“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out

Ledoux: Exploring Mysteries Of Living ... Dogs And Neighbors

on January 10, 2020 - 8:52am

By STEPHEN F. LEDOUX
A Los Alamos member of The International Behaviorology Institute

Why these columns? Because human behavior causes global problems and solving these problems requires changes in human behavior. So everyone needs to know something about the natural science of human behavior.

Have you ever heard, or said, “Is there no end to the bothersome behaviors of others?” Since examples abound, we will let a short list stand for them all. For instance, does your mate fail to treat the toothpaste tube the way you prefer?

Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 
Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic rebellious

LFC Budget Includes Affordable Health Coverage Funds

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
NMTH News:
 
SANTA FE — The Legislative Finance Committee unveiled its FY 2021 budget proposal Tuesday, which included $500,000 critical to helping the Human Services Department “prepare to implement affordable health coverage options” for New Mexicans.
 
One of the main coverage options being considered is Medicaid Buy-in, an innovative policy that allows uninsured and under-insured New Mexicans to pay a monthly premium to receive trusted Medicaid coverage.
 
“This funding shows that the Legislature is serious about working with the administration to ensure that all New Mexicans have

Governor Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

on January 10, 2020 - 8:12am

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks fastens a pin on the lapel of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday during the Space Valley Summit at NMSU in Las Cruces. Courtesy photo

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks facillitates the first Space Valley Summit. Courtesy photo

SPACEPORT AMERICA News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit Wednesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The event brought together federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry.

Facilitated by Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan

Los Alamos National Laboratory On Delayed Opening

on January 10, 2020 - 7:38am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed opening today due to weather conditions.

Employees should report to work between 10 a.m. and noon.

Los Alamos Hunger Walk Draws Nearly 200 Participants

on January 10, 2020 - 7:22am

The winning 2019 t-shirt logo created by Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo
 
By Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Cynthia Biddlecomb
CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot

The CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot held Sunday Nov. 24, raised more than $12,000 for hunger concerns after expenses.

Twenty-five percent of that amount went to supporting the local food bank L.A. Cares. The remaining money raised for CROP/Church World Service supports work in global and domestic relief of hunger and poverty, and relief following natural disasters. 

To learn more about this worthy cause, check out https://cwsglobal.org/ or

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Los Alamos Public Schools On 2 Hour Delay

on January 10, 2020 - 7:07am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is on a 2-hour delay today.

LAPS encouraged the community to exercise extreme caution on the slick roads and walkways.

Community Asset Awards Honors 40 People Jan. 11

on January 10, 2020 - 7:00am

Rich Ronquillo of Rich Welding LLC, has handcrafted the Spirit of the West award for several years. Here he takes a break from restoring this Ford truck to pose with the award, which will be presented Saturday. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Forty people will be recognized Saturday as Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation sponsor the 11th annual Community Asset Awards.

The annual event strives to highlight the good work done by many people throughout the community.

“This has been a pretty interesting year,” C’YA Executive Director Bernadette

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UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on January 10, 2020 - 6:13am
UNM-LA News:
 
Due to inclement weather, the UNM-LA campus will open at 10 a.m. today.

AGU: Searching For Oldest Ice In Antarctica

on January 10, 2020 - 6:10am
Robert Mulvaney (dressed in black) and the Beyond EPICA surveying team. Courtesy/British Antarctic Survey
 
AGU News:
 
Drilling engineer and ice core scientist Robert Mulvaney has driven thousands of kilometers over Antarctica in the past few years in a snow tractor, creeping slowly over one of the highest points of the ice sheet, near a location known as Dome C.
 
He’s looking for the perfect place to drill one and a half million years into the past.

In And Around Town: Jan. 10, 2020

on January 10, 2020 - 5:39am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

FRIDAY Jan. 10

“The Neverending Story”

“The Neverending Story” opens  at 7:30  p.m., Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets at the door, CB FOX, Brown Paper Tickets. ”The Neverending Story” (Die unendliche Geschichte) is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, first published in 1979. There have been a number of adaptions, including a ballet and several

NWS: Today’s High Near 32; Tonight’s Low Around 13

on January 10, 2020 - 5:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 32 with a 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11 a.m. and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight’s low around 13. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Moon Over Clouds Above Los Alamos

on January 10, 2020 - 4:53am

Daily Postcard: The moon emerges above the clouds Thursday evening as viewed from the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos County Council Pays Tribute To Retiring Atomic City Tours Owner Georgia Strickfaden

on January 9, 2020 - 4:13pm
Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden her popular yellow tour van. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
At the Council meeting Tuesday, retiring Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, center, holds a proclamation that designated Wednesday as Georgia Strickfaden Day. Joining Strickfaden, from left, County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias and Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In-Depth Marketing And Communications Workshop For Nonprofits Jan. 22

on January 9, 2020 - 4:11pm

LACF News:

Is your non-profit organization looking to set or reset its marketing and communications plan?

The Los Alamos Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

This workshop will examine your organization's current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. You will develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience. 

LACF

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 9, 2020 - 4:10pm

Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

on January 9, 2020 - 4:09pm
A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC

 

Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc.

Jan. 19-25 Proclaimed Diversity Week

on January 9, 2020 - 4:01pm

From left, Christina Olds, Dr. Madhavi Garimella and Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz hold up a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 Diversity Week in Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 as Diversity Week.

Councilor David Izraelevtiz presented the proclamation, which read:

WHEREAS: Our community’s success depends upon making everyone living in Los Alamos County feel welcome and included; and

WHEREAS: We are fortunate to have a rich and diverse culture here in Los

Notice Of UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meeting Jan. 13

on January 9, 2020 - 3:58pm
UNM-LA News:
 
The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
 
Agenda items include the installation of recently elected board members, the election of officers, resource materials for the advisory board, an update on the CIC program and administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA operations.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

Travel To A Magical World With LALT’s Production Of ‘The Neverending Story’ Opening Friday Night

on January 9, 2020 - 3:52pm
The dragon Falkour in a scene from 'The Neverending Story'. Photo by Zachary K. Baker
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center.
 
The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by seasoned director Mimi Adams. Something special about this show is that 10 percent of profits will be donated to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Adams said.

The large cast is more than half kids ages 5 to 16.

“I love working

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