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UNM-LA Invites Younger Students To Campus

Students study forensic investigation during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Students study robotics during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education annual Summer Program for Youth (SPY) will take place on the UNM-LA campus July 15 – 26, 2019.

SPY, formerly known as Children’s College, offers week-long camps providing hands-on activities in thematically oriented classes with an emphasis on Science, Math, Art and Technology for students in grades


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Dr. Robert McClees

On the job in Los Alamos Friday afternoon is Dr. Robert McClees, owner of Trinity Urgent Care at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suites A & B. Dr. McClees opened Trinity Urgent Care Nov. 30, 2015. He also volunteers as medical director of the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol. Trinity Urgent Care is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and provides up-to-date expert evaluation and treatment covering a wide range of minor emergencies, illnesses and injuries. Call 505.412.6033 or visit www.trinityurgentcare.net. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com


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NMEDD, Funding Agencies Call On Communities To Submit Economic Development Project Proposals

NMEDD News:
 
The New Mexico Economic Development Department will host the next FUNDIT meeting June 25 to help local leaders identify potential economic development projects.
 
New Mexico FUNDIT, is a streamlined approach to help communities identify funding opportunities in one centralized location by bringing local, state and federal agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects. The state is calling on communities to submit project proposals by June 17, for review during its upcoming meeting.
 
New Mexico FUNDIT is an informal group of agencies

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New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Operations Center Closed Monday In Observance Of Memorial Day

STATE News:

  • Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims Online System Available

ALBUQUERQUE – All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System (www.jobs.state.nm.us) is available online 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when normal business hours resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday,


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RSF Urges China To Release Journalist Reporting On Political Prisoners

Chinese citizen-journalist Ma Xiao arrested for ‘picking quarrels and stirring up trouble’ in China. Courtesy/RSF
 
RSF News:
 
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Ma Xiao, a Chinese citizen-journalist who published a series of political prisoners’ interviews and has been detained for a month.
 
Beijing-based citizen-journalist Xie Qiang, known under the pen name of Ma Xiao, was arrested on April 27 for “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” a deliberately vague charge used by the Chinese regime to silence critics. Ma is a contributor to US-based

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LAHS Student Lillian Petersen Wins Intel ISEF Award

USAID News:
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development has presented the 2019 Science for Development Award to Lillian Petersen of Los Alamos, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz.
 
Petersen won second place ($3,000 prize) in USAID’s Digital For Development Category for her project, Novel Computational Tool to Inform Cost-Effective Nutrition Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa project. She is a past USAID Science for Development Award recipient.
 
This year Petersen teamed up with another high school student,

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Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

Louise Williams, of PED’s College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of

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State Supreme Court Affirms Conviction Of Albuquerque Man For Fatal Shooting In Dispute Over $30 Drug Debt

NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE The state Supreme Court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of an Albuquerque man for a fatal shooting in a dispute over a $30 drug debt, but threw out a first-degree felony murder conviction for the same killing.
 
Jason Comitz was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 15 years for the murder and other crimes during the Feb. 1, 2015 shooting at the home of Paul Randy Rael. Rael died, and his son and stepson were wounded. Rael’s wife and a son’s 10-year-daughter were inside the home but unharmed.
 
In its unanimous ruling, the Court also affirmed

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LAAC Brown Bag Features Cellist Joy Charles And Pianist Aaron Anderson At Fuller Lodge June 5

Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

Joy Charles, cellist, and Aaron Anderson, pianist, will collaborate on the upcoming free Brown Bag noon to 1 p.m., June 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Charles, an accomplished musician and cello instructor, will join forces with Aaron Anderson, phenomenal pianist and composer, to bring jazzy mash-ups and pop folk fusion sure to delight and entertain!

Charles and Anderson are long-time residents of Los Alamos and have performed in various local and state-wide venues. Charles studied cello performance in California and Indiana University. Anderson is co-owner of Los Alamos


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Manufacturing Make-Over Reaps Rewards

By CLAUDIA INFANTE
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
 
C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.
 
An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP), a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value-stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.
 
Theta Plate, a second-generation, family-owned Albuquerque-based

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‘Aging With Grace, Courage And Humor’ June 11

Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin, left, with his actors Amelia Dolejsi and Jake Turin last week following their performance in the play Smiles at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Benjamin’s 10-minute play Aging with Grace, Courage and Humor is slated for 2 p.m. June 11 in White Rock and 6 p.m. June 11 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

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New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf Releases Statement On The Passing Of State Senator John Pinto

Sen. John Pinto

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf released the following statement on the passing this morning of Sen. John Pinto:

“Today New Mexico lost a giant. Senator Pinto served our nation and our state with honor and distinction.

“Few, if any, have fought as hard as he did to improve the lives of the Navajo people. He never gave up, and never backed down when it came to helping anyone in need.

In life, we seldom have the pleasure of meeting and knowing a true hero. Senator Pinto was a true hero in every sense of the word, and it is truly my great honor to have called him


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Cone Zone: Week Of May 27

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects

Tsikumu Village – Road Improvements

Albuquerque Asphalt will continue on Friday, May 31 with minor asphalt repair that will include a small partial being milled and overlaid at the end of Sioux Street. With the project nearing completion, crews will also be addressing final punch list items and general clean-up of the work area. Access to residences as well as mail/package delivery, school and transit routes, emergency services, trash/recycle/yard waste pick-up will be maintained.

Questions on the above project? E-mail 

Obituary: Patricia Murray Pimbley Aug. 27, 1923 – April 25, 2019

PATRICIA MURRAY PIMBLEY Aug. 27, 1923 April 25, 2019

Patricia Murray Pimbley was born Aug. 27, 1923 to Russell and Gladys Riker in Trenton, NJ. She passed on April 25, 2019 in Los Alamos, NM.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and husband George H. Pimbley. She is survived by her three children, Robert, Robbin and Deborah.

Patricia was a registered nurse and also enjoyed passing on her knowledge of nursing to the students she taught.

In lieu of flowers, Patricia requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church or their favorite charity.

There


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Los Alamos Daily Post Newshound Turns 11

Los Alamos Daily Post newshound Tyrone Nigel Clark celebrates his 11th birthday today. Weighing in at a svelte 6 pounds, 3 ounces and standing all of 9 inches tall, this furry cub reporter keeps his ear close to the ground and proves time and again to be incredibly adept at sniffing out those low lying stories. The news team thanks Tyrone for his loyal dediction and wishes him the happiest of birthdays today and many more to come. Courtesy photo


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Gallup State Veterans Cemetery Hosts Grand Opening Ceremony At 1 p.m. Memorial Day

NMDVS News:
 
GALLUP — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Servcies (DVS) will formally open the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery with a Grand Opening Ceremony at 1 p.m., Memorial Day (May 27).
 
Veterans, families, and the public are invited to attend this special event at the cemetery at 333 National Cemetery Drive (across the street from the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center).
 
This will be the second state veterans cemetery developed by DVS as part of a State Veterans Cemetery Initiative to build veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state. The first cemetery,

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