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Election Day Is Here … Polls Open Until 7 P.M. Today

COUNTY News:

Today is Election Day 2019 and all Los Alamos County Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Election Day Vote Center Locations:

  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Boards & Commissions Room;
  • White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Room;
  • Los Alamos County Golf Course – Multi-Purpose Room;
  • Betty Ehart Senior Center – Downstairs Classroom; and
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos – Room 631 in Building 6.

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Governor Visits Monday With New Mexico National Guard Troops Ahead Of Deployment To Africa

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham meets Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers and officials at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas ahead of their deployment to Africa. Courtesy/NMS
 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visiting Monday with soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas. Courtesy/NMS
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met Monday with New Mexico National Guard soldiers at the Fort Bliss Army post in El Paso, Texas, ahead of their deployment to Djibouti to conduct security operations with the Navy, Air Force and other multinational forces.

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RTD ‘Blue Bus’ Closures For Veterans Day Nov. 11

RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses”, will not be in service Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
 
The exception is the 255 Mountain Trail and the 800 Angel Fire routes, which will operate.
 
The NCRTD thanks and honors all veterans for the time they served and the sacrifices they, and their families, made for our country!

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Superintendent Kirby Meets With Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby, right, traveled from Denver to meet late Monday afternoon with local Board President Rick Reiss, left, and members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos. During the meeting, held in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge, Superintendent Kirby discussed a variety of topics including the formation of a stakeholder engagement project to encompass all three parks, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford. She also mentioned digital infrastructure work underway and the updating of the


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Making Communities More Resilient To Wildfire Is Focus Of Thompson Ridge Slash Pit Prescribed Burn

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are working with local communities to reduce the risk of wildfire by planning a prescribed burn at the Thompson Ridge slash pit this winter.
 
The half-acre slash pit, located at the end of Forest Road 106 just north of the community of Thompson Ridge and ten miles north of Jemez Springs, is a collaborative effort between the Jemez Ranger District and the surrounding area to promote fire-adapted communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
 
WUI refers to the transition

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Wiemann: What Can Investors Learn From Veterans?

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor
 
Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country.
 
But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives? For example, consider the following traits and how they might apply to your actions as an investor:
  • Perseverance – Even veterans who have not served in armed combat have had to persevere in challenging situations. The military life is not an easy one, as it often involves frequent moves,

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SFCF Awards $10K Grant To Española Teen Center

Teenagers from the Española YMCA Teen Center participate in the Harvest Youth Parade. Courtesy/YMCA
 
YMCA News:
 
ESPAÑOLA A $10,000 grant award from the Santa Fe Community Foundation to the Española YMCA Teen Center will be used to help guide local youth toward healthy choices and positive behaviors.
 
The Center was awarded the funding in alignment with the foundation’s educational success and career pathways priorities.
 
“We are very grateful that the Santa Fe Community Foundation recognizes and supports educational resources for youth. They are helping us

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Field Office Gives OK For LANL Parking Structure

NSSB Building. Courtesy/LANL
 
DOE News:
 
The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office has issued a National Environmental Policy Act categorical exclusion determination (CX) for the proposal to construct, use, and maintain a multi-level parking structure (approximately 200,000 square feet) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) within the Technical Area 50 (TA-50) existing surface parking lot.
 
The purpose of the project is to provide LANL with additional and upgraded parking infrastructure to reduce a chronic

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Proclaims November ‘Veterans & Military Families Month’

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a proclamation declaring November “Veterans & Military Families Month” throughout the state of New Mexico.
 
While the nation honors the service and sacrifice of military veterans Nov. 11, it’s equally important to recognize the sacrifice of their families, Gov. Lujan Grisham said.
 
“The strength of our veterans and service members is rooted in the unconditional love and unwavering support of their families,” the governor said.
 
November was designated Military

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Letter To The Editor: What Is A Banana Republic?

By VERNON N. KERR
Los Alamos
 
What is a “banana republic”?
 
According to my understanding, it is a Central or South American country that has an unstable government frequently established by a coup d’etat. Venezuela is a current example.
 
This could never happen here – or so I thought. Our constitutional form of government with peaceful transitioning of government prevents that. Every two years, the people get a chance to change the government or in four years or six, in some instances. I thought we were safe.
 
Now comes the Democrat Party, which refuses to accept

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Daily Postcard: Crews Begin Preparing Holiday Lights

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos County crews are busy Monday evening preparing the colorful lights that decorate the trees at Ashley Pond Park ahead of the fast approaching holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Update: SOS Releases Voter Turnout; Same Day Voter Registration Numbers Through End Of Early Voting

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

Same Day Voter Registration Used by more than 2,000 New Mexicans

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today released the voter turnout and same day voter registration numbers through the end of early voting for the regular local election.

These are unofficial numbers that reflect absentee and in-person voting for the 2019 regular local election from the start of early voting Oct. 8, 2019 through the date specified on the table below.

The “Same Day Registration” column reflects the number of people who utilized the same day registration


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Physical Therapy Plus Changes Ownership

Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., new owner Petra Pirc, left, celebrates the change in ownership with former owner Annette Weyrauch Friday at the clinic at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 105. Weyrauch founded Physical Therapy Plus 31 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

After 31 years of owning and operating Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., Annette Weyrauch decided to pass the keys and ownership onto Petra Pirc.

Petra Pirc began working in August 2018 as a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Plus. Weyrauch said


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Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

NM Indian Affairs Department News:

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.

The meeting is open to the public.

Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. 

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department’s homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at: stephanie.salazar@state.nm.us


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Governor: 4th Grader Asher Dean Of Arroyo Seco Wins 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

Courtesy image

STATE NEWS:

SANTA FE – Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Carson National Forest announced today that Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyos del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, as the winner of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest.

Hundreds of essays were submitted to the contest, for which fourth graders from around New Mexico were invited to write about why they love New Mexico’s forests and public lands in line with the theme of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, “Delivering Enchantment!”

With his winning entry, Dean has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel


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Udall, Heinrich Endorse Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

Senatorial Candidate Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

Nambé – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced today their endorsement of Ben Ray Luján for the U.S. Senate. 

I am proud to endorse my friend and colleague Ben Ray Luján to be the next U.S. Senator from New Mexico. Having served with Ben Ray, it’s clear that he will be a strong champion for New Mexico. He will continue the hard work of reforming and strengthening our democracy, ending the reign of dark, secret money in our politics, and protecting our public lands and combatting climate change,


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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Celebrating 90!

Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization held a celebration for its members 90 and older. Courtesy/LARSO
 
LA Historical Society will join Betty Ehart Senior Center Thursday for ‘Remember When … .’ Courtesy/LARSO
 
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
Some days we are lucky enough to see history unfold before our eyes.
 
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization held a special celebration last week, for our members 90 and older. The event is an occasion seniors are eager to reach, as they become part of a new club.
 
That club entitles

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 To Oct. 26, 2019

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

SUNA SENTI

Oct. 23 at 4:26 a.m. / Police arrested Suna Senti, 49, of Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants.

 

 

 

DAWNA RUSSOM

Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m. / Police arrested Dawna Russom, 30, of Los Alamos on 41st Street and charged her with assault against a household member, criminal damage to the property of a household and concealing her identity.


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Kirsten Stromberg Represents Los Alamos At United States Women’s Curling Association Event In Minnesota

Kirsten Stromberg, left, represented Los Alamos in October at the United States Women’s Curling Association event in St. Paul, Minn. Stromberg taught some new curlers during the event opening, as a certified instructor; participated in lectures, and also competed in curling games, including the culminating day of final matches Oct. 19 at the St. Paul Curling Club. She was skip (nautical term that means captain) of a team with players from all over the USA. Courtesy photo


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