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Governor: Peaceful Transfer Of Power On Inauguration Day

Joe Biden addressing the nation this morning during his inauguration as the 46th president. Screenshot/LADP 

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement today upon the inauguration of President Joe Biden:

“The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of American democracy. And the change in leadership enacted today is one of the most meaningful in the recent history of our nation. Better days are ahead for all of us. I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris, and I am praying for them and their families. Their success


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N3B, Triad Cooperate To Ship Radioactive Waste To WIPP

Jan. 14 marks the first comingled TRU waste shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP. Courtesy/N3B

N3B/Triad News:

N3B and Triad have successfully partnered to combine transuranic (TRU) waste shipment for additional efficiency.

The shipment, loaded at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Technical Area 54, comingled legacy and new generation radioactive waste, resulting in more efficient shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Jan. 14 marked the first comingled shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP.

By comingling loads,


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Skolnik: Global Health Challenges In The Age Of COVID

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

(Based on remarks given to the Honors Program of the Erasmus Medical College, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Global Health Challenges in the Age of COVID

The Key Issues

The present pandemic is the quintessential global health problem. Yet, it is not the only global health challenge that we face. I comment below both on the pandemic and on other critical issues in global health.

Getting COVID under Control

“The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere”. COVID highlights the importance of this, since no country can be safe, as long as the virus


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Heinrich, Luján Support Biden Plan To Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Medical Equipment And Supplies

From the Office of U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján joined 24 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, supporting his incoming administration’s plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Heinrich and Luján have been calling on the Trump administration to fully utilize the DPA to ramp up nationwide production


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New Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart Issues Call For Unity At Opening Day Of 2021 Legislative Session

Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart

STATE News:

Newly elected Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart issued the following statement calling for unity from Democrats and Republicans on opening day of the 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session Tuesday:

“I am humbled and gratified by the trust my colleagues in the New Mexico State Senate have placed in me. But today is about all of us, together.

“The continuing COVID pandemic and our national crisis have threatened all of those we love and represent. These threats have shown us, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if we define the stakes as winner-take-all,


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One Los Alamos Diversity Week Int’l. Recipe: Day 3 Italy

Pasta Alla Norma. Courtesy photo

Recipe by Elena E. Giorgi

Elena E. Giorgi is a scientist, award-winning author and IPA-awarded photographer.

She likes to say she spends her days analyzing genetic data, her evenings chasing sunsets and her nights pretending she’s somebody else.

Giorgi has shared two of her favorite recipes here.

Pasta Alla Norma

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, firm eggplants
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • optional: 1 dried red chili, crumbled
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • a large bunch of fresh basil, stems finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 2 14-ounce

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Emotional Healing: Removing Societal Barriers

By DR. TED WIARD
Golden Willow Retreat

Yesterday I read an essay from a person speaking on the topic of the difficulties and barriers from mental wellness and how it can be very flippant for such a large percentage of the population that does not struggle with issues such as trauma, grief, socioeconomic stability, physical health, genetics, other mental disorders, and other issues that seem to be blind or overlooked by many people.

There has been a cognitive dissonance around these issues in which I have even been blamed for “falling into the trap that positive thinking will take care of everything”.


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One Los Alamos Diversity Week: Day 2 Reading List

One Los Alamos News:

One Los Alamos would like to thank Melissa Mackey at Mesa Public Library for her assistance with its 2021 Diversity Week project.

The project includes a daily international recipe and list of books/podcasts.

Click here to see the list of Adult Fiction with clickable links to the books available in the Los Alamos Public Library System.


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New Mexico Takes Leadership Role In Recreation Economy

San Andres Canyon in Lincoln National Forest, White Sands National Park in background. Photo by Meghan Curry

Outdoor Recreation Director Axie Navas

NMEDD News:

SANTA FE — Outdoor Recreation Director Axie Navas has been elected to chair an organization of 13 states where developing and protecting recreation opportunities are now a policy priority, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Tuesday.

The Confluence of States is a bipartisan agreement between states to promote and grow the outdoor economy in the United States.

The Confluence


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2021 New Mexico Legislative Session Opens Quietly

The Republican side of the state House of Representatives was full during the first day of the 2021 legislative session on Tuesday. Republican representatives didn’t work remotely. Luis Sánchez Saturno/SFNM

The Democratic side of the House of Representatives was mostly empty during the first day of the 2021 legislative session on Tuesday. Democratic representatives worked mostly remotely. Luis Sánchez Saturno/SFNM

By ROBERT NOTT and DANIEL CHACON
SFNM

After all the concerns about a potential demonstration (or worse) interrupting the proceedings, the 2021 session of the New Mexico


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One Los Alamos Diversity Week: Day 2 Podcasts

One Los Alamos News:

As part of Diversity Week, One Los Alamos is sharing a variety of podcasts with the community.

Here is the list of Day 2 Podcasts:

The Will to Change- Uncovering True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion

Code Switch

Latinos who Lunch

The Will to Change- Uncovering True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion

Code Switch

Latinos who Lunch

The Diversity Gap

Seeing White Series from Scene On Radio

Queering Desi

Womens Hour Daily

Identity Politics

Diversity Deep Dive

The 21st Century Change Agent

In Good Company

And finally, because it was difficult to choose.

Best Black Podcasts:

https://www.blkpodcollective.com/thecollectiveblog/blk-pod-collectives-2020-top-40-black-podcasts?fbclid=IwAR2ibAFefkMnFduLwUZgs-NLWBvIWpPiYd9VYB7y_9xsdy7nCv6BwNNhsfI


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Legislative Roundup: 59 Days Left In 2021 Session

Legislative Roundup
SFNM

Technical difficulties: While the House of Representatives jumped into action right around noon, the Senate didn’t get started until about 12:45 p.m. Officials blamed an issue with the computer that works the video and visual screen in the chamber.

Oh, say can you see?: In the House, a band of seniors from the New Mexico School for the Arts sang, via an audio loop, the national anthem while a video display showcased students from the school translating the words in American sign language to the song. Legislators, visibly moved by the performance, broke out in


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Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off 2021 Ski Season Sunday!

Pajarito Mountain begins its winter operations Sunday, Jan. 24. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain

Pajarito Mountain News:

  • Passholder Appreciation Days Jan. 22-23

Pajarito Mountain begins its winter operations Sunday, Jan. 24, with two special appreciation days reserved especially for passholders Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23. 

The Aspen lift and Beginner’s Lift will be running and service 4 runs. 

After unseasonably warm and dry conditions, resort staff are thrilled to be opening the mountain.

“Mother Nature took her time getting us the snow we needed to open,” said Pajarito Director


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Ringside Seat: Wound Remains Open For Sen. Bill O’Neill

State Sen. Bill O’Neill

By MILAN SIMONICH
SFNM

One of state Sen. Bill O’Neill’s better stories didn’t make it into his latest semi-autobiographical novel.

O’Neill quit something once in his life, and he says the wound is still open after 45 years.

He was a 155-pound wide receiver at Cornell University, a doormat of Ivy League football. George Seifert was the coach.

“He did not like me,” O’Neill said. “He just looked at me like, what are you doing out here?”

O’Neill couldn’t coexist with his taciturn coach. He quit the team. Seifert was fired soon after, having won only three of 18 games in his two


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VIDEO: U.S. Sen. Heinrich Questions Defense Secretary Nominee On New Mexico Priorities, Modernization

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is asking that Secretary-designate Austin look into the recent Space Command basing decision, prepare plans for PFAS remediation among other action, if confirmed
  • If confirmed, Sen. Heinrich also has asked that Austin work to ensure that Los Alamos National Laboratory is able to complete its mission of producing 30 plutonium pits by 2026.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to consider the nomination of retired U.S. Army General Lloyd


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 691 New Cases, Total Now 164,954 With 20 New Deaths And 88,982 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 691 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County again today reports no new cases … the total remains at 393 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 20 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 257 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 85 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 22 new cases in Eddy County
  • 10

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In And Around Town: Jan. 19, 2020

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 20

JJAB Meets Virtually
The next meeting of Los Alamos JJAB is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. The meeting will be held via video and the meeting agenda is available at
www.losalamosjjab.com. Contact JJAB at info@losalamosjjab.com or 505.709.8125.

THURSDAY Jan. 21

LWV Lunch With a Leader
At noon Thursday Jan. 21, the League


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Bandelier National Monument Closed Due To Heavy Snowfall

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will remain closed all day today due to expected heavy snow in the area. 

For information about Bandelier, visit www.nps.gov/band, call the visitor center at 505.672.3861, ext. 0.

Facebook BandelierNPS, Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS. 

About the National Park Service:

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create closeto-home recreational opportunities.

Learn more at www.nps.gov and on Facebook,


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