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Pinon Park Pool Lifeguards Prepare For Opening Day

Pinon Park Pool staff learned how to use spider straps on spinal backboards to secure a ‘victim’. Barry Bertin, RN, formerly of Classic Air Medical, gave the demonstration. Pinon Park Pool is ready to open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 104 Bryce Ave. in White Rock. Learn more at http://www.pinonpool.com. Courtesy photo


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McQuiston: Multi-Factor Authentication … What It Is And Why You Should Use It

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it?

The fact is, more and more websites are requiring this additional level of security and that means more and more questions have surfaced in regards to what it is and why it’s necessary.

When a website or app requires at least one additional piece of information besides a password in order to login, it’s called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Each piece of information required


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Learn Fly Fishing Basics Saturday At Ashley Pond

Join Jim O’Donnell for a fly-fishing class offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/PEEC photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn the basics of fly-fishing this weekend with local fly fisherman Jim O’Donnell. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering this class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond.
 
O’Donnell will teach the group the mechanics behind proper fly-fishing, including how to tie a fishing knot and cast a line. This class is suitable for both children and adults. Participants are

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NCRTD Announces Memorial Day Closures

RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
 
The exception will be the 255 RTD Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest which will be in operation that day.
 
The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos.

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Mission Street Arts Launches Jemez Springs Newest Artist-In-Residence Program Saturday May 25

JEMEZ SPRINGS News:
 
Jemez Springs’s newest artist-in-residence and community outreach program is hosting a launch event at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at the Jemez Springs Public Library.
 
The location of the program is a property Mike Murphy left to his daughters at his death in 2014. He started Mission Street Arts as a studio and gallery space.
 
Mission Street Arts is now owned and operated by Devin Williams and Eva Murphy, and managed by artist Billy Ehret. They are furthering his vision and enthusiasm for many many artistic disciplines.
 
“We want to let everyone know about

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Toppers Well Represented On All District Teams

The 2-4A District Baseball and Softball All District Teams have been announced and the Toppers were well represented. The teams were selected by the coaches and officials in District 2-4A. Antonio Gonzales took the top prize by being selected to be Player of the Year for District 24A. Topper baseball head coach Bryan Neal was selected for the top coach of the year. The Topper baseball team had five players on the first team. The players selected to the second team are: Taylor Drake, Walker Eaton, Luke Kirkland, and Grant Watkins. The Softball team was also well represented placing fourth on the


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Local Senior Centers Promote Red Nose Day

COMMUNITY News:
 
The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers are collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items this week to promote Red Nose Day Thursday, May 23.
 
The NBC special will raise funds to end childhood hunger.
 
Items suggested for donation include lunch and snack items that may assist local programs for children that need assistance.
 
Questions can be answered by center directors, who are rumored to have the red noses, which may be seen throughout the week.

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Purgatory Kicks Off Summer With Skiing This Weekend

Purgatory Resort. Courtesy photo
 
PURGATORY News:
 
DURANGO, Colo. Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing this Saturday and Sunday.
 
May 25 will not only mark the kickoff to summer but also the first time in resort history Purgatory has opened for skiing on the last weekend in May.

After picking up 8” of snow through Monday morning (with up to two feet expected through Thursday according to OpenSnow), Purgatory officials announced today it will open Lift 1, an expected


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Zia Realty Group Becomes Weichert Franchise

Weichert REALTORS – The Zia Group team gathers to talk about the new company Tuesday at the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters. From left, Associate Brokers Davorah Gavron, Marcus Hall, Owner/Broker James Chrobocinski, Chelsea Tousley, Manager Pearl White, Sergio Castillo, Tristan Marshall and Carla Brewer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Zia Realty Group has officially become “Weichert REALTORS – The Zia Group”.

Owner/broker and founder James Chrobocinski and several of his associate brokers


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SFCC And HEC To Close For Memorial Day

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.
 
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
 
SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will reopen Tuesday, May 28. SFCC’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Summer and Fall 2019 Credit and Continuing Education

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Los Alamos Hillstrummers Attend Las Cruces Ukefest

Last weekend Los Alamos sent 17 members of the Los Alamos Hillstrummers Ukulele Group to attend the Las Cruces Ukefest. Seen here are just some of the members, standing from left, Irene Powell, Elise Lee, Ruth Lier, Darlene Potter, Greg Rand, Yvonne Trujillo, Annette Hiteman, Sabine Shurter, Patricia Rathbone, Chris Rand and Director Dan Gerth. Kneeling are Diane Little and Doris Ford. Courtesy photo


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All Hands All Lands Burn Team Mobilizing May 23-30

USDA News:
 
SANTA FE The USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild have worked together since September 2018 using prescribed fire across over 4,700 acres to protect water sources, wildlife, and forests while reducing wildfire risk.
 
These forests are adapted to fire and need low-intensity burns to remain healthy. The All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team) is a fully qualified team designed to lead prescribed burns or support others in burning across a variety of land jurisdictions. This is an innovative step forward

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Rotary: Distinguished Student Miguel Chacón-Cuesta

From left, Rotary President Vincent Chiravalle, Distinguished Student of Service Miguel Chacón-Cuesta and his parents Luis Chacón and Isabel Cuesta. Photo by Linda Hull

 
ROTARY News:
 
The Motto of Rotary is Service above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine Distinguished Students of Service in their junior year of high school each academic year.
 
Students are first nominated by their teachers who are asked to select those who:
  • have given positive contributions to the their High School and / or in the community;
  • have a good attitude to learning;

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Letter To The Editor: Fact vs ‘Fact’ About Wendy’s

By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos
 
I am always amazed that people in the most educated 144 sq miles of the planet never seem to do any research before writing letters to the editor and worse often style them as if what their writing is fact vs their own opinion (“fact”). Today’s topic is the recent letters regarding the proposed Wendy’s.
 
All the letter writers assume that the Planning and Zoning Commission or the County Council have the ability to deny the developer approval for a Wendy’s (“fact”). The actual fact of the matter is they do not. Another

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