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Daylight Saving Time Ended At 2 A.M. Today

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Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. today.

Here’s everything there is to know about Daylight Saving—from a brief history of why we observe this practice to the never-ending debate about changing the clocks twice a year:

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.


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Daily Postcard: Amber Colored Tree On Rose Street

Daily Postcard: A tree with amber colored leaves stands out last week in the garden on the Rose Street side of the United Church on Canyon Road before the wind blew them all away for the winter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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LAPS Going Green With LED Lights

Courtesy/LAPS
 
Courtesy/LAPS
 
LAPS News:
 
In a continued effort to introduce environmentally conscious practices, the Los Alamos Public Schools purposefully replace all fluorescent light bulbs with LED lights.
 
LED bulbs are considered “green” because they are more energy efficient and have a longer life than typical fluorescent bulbs, which makes them cost-efficient in the long run. 
 
The lights in Aspen Elementary’s gym were the first to be replaced. There has also been complete exterior retrofitting to LED at Los Alamos Middle School, Mesa Complex

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NMMSH: Free Science Saturday Program Nov. 9

NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Bring your magnifying glasses, flashlights, and even sunglasses to Trip the Light Fantastic—literally—at Science Saturday at 10 a.m., Nov. 9 in the Tombaugh Education Building at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
 
“Our Education Department can’t wait to show off their new optics bench for Science Saturday. Attendees will get to play with the basics of light, cameras, and projectors,” Museum Director Chris Orwoll said. The optics bench, a donation from Explora! in Albuquerque, will be set up in the front classroom of the Tombaugh Building

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Madeline Williamson Named Teacher Of The Year

Los Alamos piano teacher Madeline J. Williamson named 2019 Teacher of the Year. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Madeline J. Williamson, Los Alamos piano teacher, has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PTMNM).
 
She will receive the award at the organization’s state conference Nov. 8, during the banquet to be held at The Marriott Albuquerque, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Williamson is an outstanding piano teacher, an active member of the Los Alamos Piano Teachers (LAMT), of the Music Teachers National Association

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November Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

NMIAD News:
 
SANTA FE National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. 
 
November is a time to honor the 19 pueblos, 3 apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and the 573 federally recognized tribal nations across the country.
 
The month of November is also a time to celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Heritage month is a time to educate the public about our tribes and the unique challenges that Native people have faced throughout the centuries. Despite centuries of discrimination,

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November Events At National Hispanic Cultural Center Celebrate Music, Dance And Poetry

The American Flamenco Repertory 20th Anniversary. Courtesy photo
 
Música Del Corazón; Photo is Saliendo by Frank McCulloch on loan from Ellen Robb.
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a number cultural events in the month of November celebrating music, dance, rhythm and poetry. 
 
The events include: Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years; Música del Corazón; the film; ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico; and There Must be Other Names for the River concerts.
 
Yjastros:

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Scenes From County Employee Halloween Luncheon

Road construction can be a real horror show. In honor of the roundabout project underway on N.M. 502, Los Alamos County officials dressed as contruction workers during the Halloween-themed employee luncheon Thursday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Here, County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes show off their yellow vests. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart participate in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County employee Enrique Guillen dresses as a domino.


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SFNF Fuelwood Permit Sales At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center Saturdays Only In November

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Sales of Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, will be limited to Saturdays only for the month of November.
 
Normally, the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, located at 7413 N.M. 4 on Jemez Pueblo, has a Forest Service employee onsite Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally to sell permits and provide visitors with information about the forest. Due to a staffing issue, the SFNF is able to staff the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center on Saturdays

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EB&T And LACF Sign Endowment Fund Agreement

Enterprise Bank & Trust Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Inclusion Robyn Heidger and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board President David Izraelevitz sign the official Enterprise Endowment Fund matching campaign agreement. The bank pledged a total commitment of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years). Gathered for the signing ceremony this morning at EB&T in Los Alamos, from left, LACF Board Member Linda Daly, Outreach Specialist Uriah Cachora, Heidger, and Izraelevitz, EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez and LACF Board Member Don Cobb.


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Richard Nebel: Impeachment…

By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos

“In a lonely grave, forgotten and unknown, lies ‘the man who saved a president,’ and as a result may well have preserved for ourselves and our posterity constitutional government in the United States…”. These words were written in 1956 by Senator John F. Kennedy in his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Profiles in  Courage”. That forgotten man is Edmund G. Ross and that lonely grave is in the Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Edmund Ross was an abolitionist and a Senator from Kansas. He was the Senator who cast the deciding vote to acquit Andrew Johnson


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Arts Council Announces Scarecrow Contest Winners

The Preston family’s ‘Farmer Pumpkin Chops’ earned first place in the Family Traditional category. Courtesy/LAAC
 
The Millertime family’s ‘Hungry Audrey’ earned first place in the Family Contemporary category. Courtesy/LAAC
 
LAAC News:
 
Los Alamos Arts Council with Los Alamos MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District have announced the winners for the 2019 Scarecrow Contest.
 
The contest had 23 entries into the contest this year, each one is an exceptional addition to MainStreet and the Creative District.
 

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Wright Brothers Institute, Partners Kick Off Second Round Of T3 Transition Accelerator

WBI News:
 
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), along with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Purdue Foundry, The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), and the Air Force Small Business Office (SBIR/STTR) are seeking applications for the second cohort of the T3 Transition Accelerator.
 
Accepted small businesses will experience 10-weeks of intensive curriculum, preparing their products for military and commercial markets with the goal of making innovative technologies easier to integrate into the Air Force.
 
Unlike traditional accelerators, the T3 Transition Accelerator

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Liddie Martinez Book Signing Events Nov. 17, 19, 22

Author Liddie Martinez
Española Valley

COMMUNITY News:

Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook.

Martinez is sharing her traditional farm-to-table recipes that have been handed down for centuries. Now these delicious dishes can be carried on by you and your family—just in time for holiday giving!

Events:

  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m. at the Los Luceros historic

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Boy Scout Troop 22 Members Steven Bullock And Jacob Werner Receiving Eagle Rank Saturday

Boys Scouts Troop 22 members Steven Bullock, left, and Jacob Werner will receive their Eagle Rank Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Steven Bullock and Jacob Werner, Los Alamos High School students and members of the Boys Scouts Troop 22, will receive their Eagle Scout Rank during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.
 
To earn Eagle Rank, Bullock and Werner each completed civic projects. Bullock’s project involved leading a group of fellow scouts doing trail work at the Cherokee Wildlife Preserve in Sedalia, Colo.
 
Werner’s project

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SFCC Receives $3 Million Five-Year Grant

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces that it is one of 43 institutions across the country to receive a $3 million five-year, U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) grant.
 
SFCC’s Title V DHSI Project, Minority Academic Pathways to Success (MAPS), seeks to build systemic institutional capacity to implement the Guided Pathways model – a transformational approach that removes barriers Hispanic and low-income students face in achieving post-secondary success.
 
Project objectives include

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CrossFit Los Alamos Keeps Cranking Out Champions

Kelly Gill competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Shawn McGrane competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Kim Granzow competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
 
By JOHN WILCOX
Owner of CFLA
CrossFit-Level 2 Trainer
 
During the weekend of Oct. 26, six local athletes competed in two different weighlifting events in Albuquerque.
 
Kim Granzow, Kelly Gill and Shawn McGrane competed in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz

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