In a ceremony presided over by Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados this morning at the Justice Center, Ofc. Mario Pratti, left, and Cpl. Brandon Archuleta were sworn into duty with the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
LAPD Los Alamos County Police
New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu ’73 and President John Floros invite the community to reconnect with other Aggies and state legislators.
Everyone is going to gather at 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Eldorado Hotel & Spa CAVA Lounge, 309 W San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
The event is free to attend and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Call Rebecca Galves at 575.646.2345 to get a name tag ready or just show up.
Chancellor Dan Arvizu President John Floros Aggies
Raemer Schreiber explaining a detail of Project Rover in 1959. Courtesy/AHF
By SHARON SYNDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
“Nuclear power not only will enhance space exploration; its use, both for propulsion and for auxiliary power, is the key to extensive outer space exploration.” —Leland Hayworth, AEC Commissioner 1961-1963 and director of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Rover Boulevard in White Rock gets its name from Project Rover, an ambitious and controversial program to use nuclear power for space rockets.
Doomed financially by the escalating costs of the Vietnam War and NASA
Leland Hayworth AEC Commissioner Project Rover
Days remaining in session: 29
Bring out the guillotines: Climate activists rallied outside the Roundhouse prior to the governor’s address Tuesday, demanding action on global warming and an end to fracking. Amid a crowd of around 100 people, there was drumming, and one protester, Bobbe Besold of Santa Fe, danced while holding a giant skeleton and a sign that read “Extraction is Extinction.”
At one point, activists placed three young people’s heads in three fake guillotines, with angled blades held up by ropes attached to blocks of
State Politics Legislative Roundup New Lexico Legislature
By KHALIL SPENCER
Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO, or “red flag”) bills designed to remove guns from those who have credibly put self or others at risk of gun violence have been prefiled at the legislature and are supported by the Governor.
In their present form, the bills have several highly problematic aspects. Of particular importance, and not just to gun owners, is the weakening of what constitutes due process under New Mexico law
Last year’s attempts to pass a defective bill died in Committee and have been resurrected with minor changes.
If there is any good news in this year’s
Extreme Risk Protection Order ERPO
Explore how our understanding of the Milky Way’s place in the universe has evolved over time at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium with Paul Arendt. Courtesy/PEEC
Explore how understanding of the Milky Way’s place in the universe has evolved over time at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
Paul Arendt will explore the history of the Milky Way and then discuss the methods used to discover our home galaxy’s satellite neighbors. He also will look at ultra-diffuse galaxies and the recent controversies involving a few of
Los Alamos Nature Center PEEC Milky Way Paul Arendt “Incoming!”
Dr. Marlene Merritt and Dr. Will Mitchell
Dr. Marlene Merritt and Dr. Will Mitchell, will present new and exciting research on memory restoration at 12:30 p.m., Jan 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
Discover how diet and lifestyle may play a significant role in decline.
Call 505.662.8920, for more information.
Betty Ehart Senior Center Dr. Marlene Merritt Dr. Will Mitchell Memory Restoration
Workers with San Juan Signs complete installation of the new Enterprise Bank & Trust sign Tuesday afternoon on the building at 1200 Trinity Dr., marking the final step in the conversion from LANB to Enterprise. New signage also is now installed at the White Rock branch and will soon be switched out at the other Enterprise branches in the region. ‘It’s the same familiar faces,’ Los Alamos EB&T President Liddie Martinez said. “Our commitment to this community – its people, businesses and organizations – remains the same even when the sign changes.’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest, and/or extradition of Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira.
Rico-Ruvira, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 7, 2020 murder of his girlfriend in Roswell.
Rico-Ruvira allegedly fled with the couple’s 3-year-old son Osciel Ernesto Rico.
Rico-Ruvira may have fled to Mexico, where he has ties to the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco. He may be driving a maroon, four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with New Mexico license plate MNF-231.
Rico-Ruvira was charged
Courts FBI Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is looking for public input on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program.
These changes will impact campgrounds and day-use sites on all five national forests in New Mexico – the Carson, Gila, Lincoln and Santa Fe National Forests and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.
Several different management options are being considered, including raising fees at some recreation sites, charging new fees at other sites, eliminating or repurposing some developed recreation sites, and collaborating
State Environment SFNF
On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is owner Cyndi Wells of Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square. Pet Pangaea is filled with a wide variety of pet food and supplies. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 505.661.1010. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com.
Community Business Central Park Square Pet Pangaea Cyndi Wells
The community is invited to participate in a student-led retreat Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater (left of Aux Gym).
RSVP to the email below so the students can plan for food.
Breakfast sweets are served at 8:45 a.m. and the retreat starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Bring a water bottle. We’ll be.
This youth-led process identifies Strengths and Concerns from the YRRS Survey and gathers possible Root Causes and potential Solutions. It is a chance for teens to discuss the areas to build on and the real challenges
Community LAHS RAPS
Family YMCA Invites Nominations For Española Teen Center For Air Force Research Laboratory STEM Award
An Española YMCA Teen Center team member demonstrates the team’s watering system during an international robotics competition last summer in China. Courtesy/Family YMCA
The Family YMCA invites people to nominate The Española YMCA Teen Center for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s STEM awards in the nonprofit category.
Española YMCA Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval took a team of three young people to China in summer 2019 to compete in the robotics international program. The team earned a first place in the Entrepreneurial Division for their designed watering system.
Education Science The Family YMCA Española Teen Center Air Force Research Laboratory STEM Awards
Speaker of the House Brian Egolf opens the 30-Day Session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature Tuesday at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com.
SANTA FE — Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) opened the 30-Day Session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature Tuesday with remarks asserting House priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session.
Focused on passing a responsible budget that continues investing and uplifting a generation from poverty through education, House Democrats are also committed to securing a better future through economic diversification
State Politics Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Speaker of the House Brian Egolf 54th New Mexico Legislature
SANTA FE — Military & Veterans Day at the 2020 Legislature is this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the State Capitol in downtown Santa Fe.
This is the annual day during the legislative session presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the New Mexico National Guard to honor active-duty service members and veterans.
Every year, a segment of the military is also highlighted at a noon ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. This year, the spotlight will be on former Prisoners of War (POW’s) and those still listed as Missing in Action (MIA).
The public is invited to join in this
Military & Veterans Day Prisoners of War POW MIA State Capitol Department of Veterans Services
The National Weather Service forecasts early morning fog around the area today followed by mostly sunny skies. Courtesy/NWS
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS
Environment Weather NWS
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her State of the State Address this afternoon before a joint session of the House and Senate at the State Capitol. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
From the Office of the Governor:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued her second annual State of the State address today at the Roundhouse.
The governor launched the second session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature with a speech
State Politics Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Roundhouse State of the State Address New Mexico Legislature