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County Parks And Recreation Board Meets Thursday

on January 7, 2020 - 6:20am

William Perry Pendley Reauthorized As Acting Director Of BLM, Groups Protest His Arrival In Grand Junction

on January 7, 2020 - 6:14am

An unwelcoming committee waits for Acting Deputy Director William Perry Pendley to arrive Thursday at the Bureau of Land Management office in Grand Junction, Colo. Courtesy photo

ENVIRONMENTAL News:

 
On Thursday United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt reauthorized William Perry Pendley as acting deputy director for the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley has served as acting deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management since July 2019. 
 
In reaction to the news Political Director Brent Bolin of Clean Water Action said, “William Perry Pendley has repeatedly

Home Country: See You Next Year

on January 7, 2020 - 6:11am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
“The highlight of the week before New Year’s,” said Steve, semi solemnly, “is to be able to tell your pals ‘See you next year’.
 
“Really?” said Dud. “That’s it? How about now that we’re hip deep … almost … in the new year? What do you do now that is encouraging?”
 
“Well,” Steve said, sipping his coffee and sending a jealous eye to Doc’s sweet roll, “one of my New Year’s resolutions is to figure out what to look forward to the first week of January.

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 20

on January 7, 2020 - 6:00am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View Of Snowcapped Mountains

on January 7, 2020 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: View of snowcapped mountains Saturday from Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

on January 6, 2020 - 9:09pm

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 6, 2020

on January 6, 2020 - 8:43pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

This past year saw better streamflows in our rivers and streams in Northern New Mexico thanks to a good snowpack and strong spring runoff. So far this winter, precipitation and snow levels are ahead of last year which is great news for our water supply.

Unfortunately, last year also saw a change in how water is managed at Abiquiu Lake, which is a popular fishing and boating destination for local anglers. They were no longer storing water at Abiquiu and the water level remained low all summer despite the good spring runoff.

TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on January 6, 2020 - 5:10pm

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.

State Police Capture Santa Fe Shooting Suspect

on January 6, 2020 - 4:55pm

Isaiah Ingram

NMSP News:

SANTA FE New Mexico State Police have captured Isaiah Ingram, 15, after asking for the public’s help with identifying a vehicle involved in a shooting in Santa Fe. 

State Police responded to the shooting incident at approximately noon Dec. 11, 2019 near 1 Mansion Dr.  

NMSP Investigations Bureau agents were called to investigate the shooting. State Police agents learned through surveillance video that a gray 4-door Nissan passenger car was traveling east at a high rate of speed on Mansion Drive and Governor Dempsey Drive.

Topper Boys Lose To Belen Eagles At Home Game

on January 6, 2020 - 3:30pm

The Toppers played the Belen Eagles Saturday evening in Griffith Gym in a nonconference game. The Eagles were easily in charge of the contest from tipoff to the end, controlling the offense and defense, which the Toppers had no answer for in spite of playing a very hard and aggressive game. The final score was 32-49. Harrison Frank scores on a shot over the block of Dalton Bland who was charged with the block and Harrison completed the three-point play by sinking the free shot through following the fowl. Harrison had 6 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Matthew Owen
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Live Theater Events Coming To Local Senior Centers

on January 6, 2020 - 3:14pm
LARSO News:
 

Live Theater at the Los Alamos Senior Centers

The 2020 Season of “Live Theater at the local senior centers” opens with AIRPLANE MODE, a 10-minute comedy by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Jody Shepard and John Gustafson.
Aging has its interruptions and intrusions, but how to cope with them while others watch?
Free performances and post-show audience talkback are scheduled for:
  • Monday Jan. 13 at 12:45 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos; and
  • Tuesday Jan. 14 at 12:45 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center, 133 Longview Dr.

NNSA Field Office Issues Floodplain Assessment For Starmer’s Gulch At LANL Technical Area-08

on January 6, 2020 - 2:52pm

Starmers Gulch at center left on map. Courtesy/LANL

NNSA FIELD OFFICE News:

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) has issued a Floodplain Statement of Findings, Los Alamos National Laboratory Starmer’s Gulch Floodplain Assessment for the Fencing Project at Technical Area-08.

NA-LA is proposing to take action within the Starmer’s Gulch 100-year floodplain at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area-08.

The action consists of the installation of approximately 4-5 T-posts by hand and strung with barbed 3-wire perimeter

Governor Releases FY 2021 Executive Budget

on January 6, 2020 - 2:25pm

From the Office of the Governor:
  • Education represents almost 50 percent of new spending, including another round of raises for educators and school personnel; other highlights include significant investments in infrastructure, health and well-being, public safety.

SANTA FE – Ahead of the 2020 legislative session scheduled to begin later this month, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released today her second state budget proposal as New Mexico governor.

The fiscal year 2021 executive recommendation underscores the governor’s commitment to the next step in growth for the state of New Mexico,

Topper Girls Basketball Picks Up Another Win At Home

on January 6, 2020 - 2:22pm

Michaela Gonzales goes for 2 points guarded by Shy Teasyat who and Kamalani Anitielu. She had 5 points for the night in a game played Saturday against the Farmington Scorpions in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers had a large height advantage and the Scorpions were a very fast and aggressive team, but the Toppers managed to lead all four quarters in spite of the constant pressure by the Scorpions. This was a particularly big win for the Toppers against a Class 5A team as they claimed the victory 50-45. This win brings the Topper record to 7-6. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Anna Abeyta
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SFNF Cuba District Plans Prescribed Pile Burns

on January 6, 2020 - 1:49pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement the Ojitos and Poso/Sanchez prescribed pile burns sometime between Jan. 13 and March 31.

The timing will be dependent on favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts.

The pile burns are designed to remove woody debris from fuels reduction project areas.

The Ojitos pile burn, located 1 mile east of the Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp, totals 379 acres, and the 90-acre Poso/Sanchez pile burn is

League Essay Contest Honors 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage ... 1920 – 2020

on January 6, 2020 - 10:45am

Courtesy/LWVLA

LWVLA News:

A hundred years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification of the Nineteenth Amendments allowing women the right to vote.

To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private or home schools.

The essay topic is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage?

Plenty Of Snow On Dome Trail In Bandelier

on January 6, 2020 - 7:32am
The Dome Trail at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289 in Bandelier is a nice way to spend a couple of hours cross country skiing. A great way to see elk in their environment and get some exercise while your at it. At the halfway point on the blue trail is a good overlook spot for some lunch. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Trinity, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Events

on January 6, 2020 - 6:32am
CCNS News:
 
Planning is ongoing to commemorate the 75 years since the U.S. atomic bombings at the Trinity Site in July 1945, and over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
 
The opening event is the 11th Annual “Witness for the People” at noon Friday, Jan. 31 in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Santa Fe.
 
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Archbishop John C. Wester;
  • Lt. Gov. Howie Morales;
  • Rep. Angelica Rubio;
  • Marian Naranjo, of Honor Our Pueblo Existence;
  • Tina Cordova, of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, also known as the Trinity Downwinders; and
  • Ken Mayers of Veterans for Peace.

NM GOP Launches Revised; Updated Website

on January 6, 2020 - 6:27am

Courtesy/RPNM

GOP News:

  • Website changes showcase new features, more content and user-friendly navigation
 
The Republican Party of New Mexico website has had a complete overhaul, click here. The website now offers significantly more content, important information and vital tools to guide readers through anything they might need entering the 2020 election season.

The new website is comprehensive, educational, user-friendly and will provide you with all kinds of exciting information and resources.

SF Commissioner Anna Hansen Files For Re-Election

on January 6, 2020 - 6:23am
From the Anna Hansen Re-election Campaign:
 
SANTA FE After passing more than 35 progressive resolutions to solve critical issues within her district and countless protections for New Mexico land, water and air, Santa Fe County Commissioner Anna Hansen has decided she’s not even close to being done serving the residents of Santa Fe County. 
 
Hansen announced Thursday and filed paperwork for her re-election campaign to seek a second term as Santa Fe County Commissioner for District 2, which includes the Village of Agua Fria, Las Campanas, housing developments along 599 and the west side

NWS: Today’s High Near 36; Tonight’s Low Around 16

on January 6, 2020 - 6:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 16. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Weathered Apple Clings To Tree

on January 6, 2020 - 6:12am

A weathered apple covered in frost clings to a tree Friday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NM Makes Strides Toward Complete, Accurate Census

on January 5, 2020 - 9:46am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — All 33 New Mexico counties and 23 Native American communities have established committees to educate people about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census and to address misconceptions about what census data will be collected and how it will be used.
 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the Complete Count committees are further evidence of New Mexico’s commitment to a complete and accurate population count this year.
 
“Providing partners with the resources they need to educate neighbors, family and friends about the importance, ease, and safety of

GOP Hosts Candidate Forum At UNM-LA Thursday

on January 5, 2020 - 9:45am
GOP News:
 
The Republican Party of Los Alamos (RPLA) meets Thursday, Jan. 9 in Room 505 at UNM-LA. A light supper will be provided.
 
The public is invited at 6 p.m. to attend a candidate forum, which includes candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Audra Brown, Alexis Johnson and Karen Bedonie.
 
Following a break for refreshments, all registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA monthly Central Committee business meeting.
 
For information, email leadership@losalamosgop.com.

Legislative Preview: Martinez, Chandler, Wallin Jan. 8

on January 5, 2020 - 9:33am
 
LWV News:
 
The community is invited to the 2020 Legislative Preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Fuller Lodge.
 
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, the event will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by refreshments and conversation.
 
Los Alamos legislators—Rep. Christine Chandler, Sen. Richard Martinez and Sen. Roberto Gonzales (recently appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to replace the late Carlos Cisneros)—will share their views on the upcoming session.
 
In addition, Voices for Children Deputy Director Amber Wallin will

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