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Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on December 9, 2016 - 8:10am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise shines over Pajarito Acres. Photo by Doug Reilly

LAPSA Names Los Alamos Police Dispatcher Ruben Garcia 2016 First Responder Of The Year

on December 8, 2016 - 10:57pm

LAPSA President Chris Mamula, left, presents the 2016 Los Alamos Public Safety Association First Responder of the Year Award to Los Alamos Police Department Dispatcher Ruben Garcia for his outstanding contribution to public safety during an emergency call for service. Garcia is joined by his wife Amanda at the awards ceremony Sunday at La Mesita Eatery. Photo by Kateri Morris


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Department Dispatcher Ruben Garcia was honored by the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) during the group’s annual dinner and awards banquet

Obituary: Diana Mariani Dec. 4, 2016

on December 8, 2016 - 9:58pm

DIANA MARIANI Dec. 4, 2016

Diana Mariani of Los Alamos and formerly of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, passed away on Dec. 4, 2016.

Diana was cherished, admired and adored by many including her son, Tommy Stepan; parents, Florindo and Patricia Mariani; siblings Victor (Sandra) Mariani, Philomena (Regis) Bujakowski, and the late Gina Ann Mariani; nieces, nephews and great-niece and nephew; and many close friends.

Diana was a respected business woman and CPA. She graduated at the top of her class from Penn State University and earned her MBA from the University of Colorado.


In And Around Town: Dec. 9

on December 8, 2016 - 9:52pm
Meet Up

Wondering what to do this Friday evening after a LONG week at work? Why not come to Friday Night Happy Hour with your local Meet Up group? Meet up is a free and easy way to connect with new friends in town. We meet at the VFW from 5:30 to 7ish every Friday evening (non VFW members welcome), then decide on a place to have dinner. We are a nice group of friendly folks and everyone is welcome! Contact Anna at Boomerang for more info if you like!

IHM Arts and Crafts Fair
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parish Hall 3700 Canyon Road

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 8, 2016 - 9:50pm

Obituary: Geraldine 'Jerri' Milich Sept. 10, 1919 – Nov. 30, 2016

on December 8, 2016 - 3:13pm
Sept. 10, 1919 ― Nov. 30, 2016
Geraldine “Jerri” Milich, 97, a resident of Los Alamos, born in Madison, WI on September 10, 1919, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Milich; parents, Marcus and Ella Togstad; sister, Jo Ellen Hogan and brother, William Togstad. Jerri had a great fondness for the outdoors and the beautiful New Mexico mountains. She was never still for a moment, always ready to go somewhere, whether it was fishing, camping, hiking, going for a scenic drive, bowling or BINGO.

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Reaches Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield!

on December 8, 2016 - 3:00pm


Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic (LAMCC) is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield and will be contracted in 2017.

LAMCC thanks the community for its support.

Los Alamos Medical Center, at 3917 West Road #150, provides medical care in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology, Dermatology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Wound Care.

For more information, call 505.662.4351 or visit

Recreation Projects & Bond Election Update: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

on December 8, 2016 - 10:29am
By Susan O’Leary
Vice Chair, County Council

At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Los Alamos County Council will vote on a list of recreation projects to include in a prospective bond election that is targeted for May, 2017.

The projects involve a combination of improvements to existing facilities and new facilities.

Property Tax Reminder: First Half Due Monday, Dec. 12

on December 8, 2016 - 10:05am


Payment for the first half of Los Alamos County property tax bills for 2016 will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 12.

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. 

The 311 Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 .m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Payments should be mailed to P.O.

Udall Won't Run For Governor Of New Mexico

on December 8, 2016 - 9:07am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Staying in the Senate is the Best Way I can Fight for New Mexico. –Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement:

“I am very grateful for the support of so many New Mexicans who have personally urged me to run for governor in 2018. Under the current governor, our state has fallen behind in education and jobs. We have failed to take full advantage of our abundant natural resources and our potential for developing a renewable energy industry.

Accident Restricts Traffic Near Los Alamos Airport

on December 8, 2016 - 8:47am

An accident on N.M. 502 this morning is restricting traffic near the Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy photo

Scenes From LANL’s Recruiting Event At UNM-LA

on December 8, 2016 - 8:09am
UNM-LA students gather at the LANL recruiting session Monday at the college. Courtesy photo
LANL's Amy Chacon, left, and Lisa Harris field questions from students at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recruiters visited the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Monday, Dec. 5 to recruit students and share information about job opportunities at LANL.
They also explained the hiring process used by LANL and provided suggestions to the students.

Community Invited To Los Alamos History Museum Grand Re-Opening Dec. 30

on December 8, 2016 - 8:01am
Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan discusses History Museum renovations, new exhibits and much more on the Voice of Los Alamos radio show airing noon to 1 p.m., Friday on 101.5 FM. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAHS News:
Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to talk about the recent renovations of the Los Alamos History Museum, new exhibits and more in an interview airing noon to 1 p.m., Friday on the Voice of Los Alamos radio show on 101.5 FM.

C’YA Launches New Website

on December 8, 2016 - 7:41am
CYA News:
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has launched its new website to entice community members and enhance nominations for the annual Community Assets Awards.
The website can be found at and provides information for the event, photos and the form required for nomination submissions. The Community Assets Award program is aimed at recognizing the good efforts, great deeds but often not celebrated acts of service in the local community.
C’YA coordinates the ceremony with the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) to recognize the contributions

Demons Destroy Toppers While JV Defeats Them

on December 8, 2016 - 7:35am
Becca Green (55) battles for the ball against Santa Fe. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Toppers Varsity played a 32-minute game without once taking the lead over the Santa Fe Demons Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium in Los Alamos.
Unfortunately, the Toppers couldn’t get the edge in their game and suffered a 13-point loss to Santa Fe. During the game the Toppers showed hustle and spirit but couldn’t get their shots off.

Annual Luminaria Walk & Buffet Dec. 14

on December 8, 2016 - 7:30am


December Artist At Los Alamos Co+op

on December 8, 2016 - 7:29am
Artwork by Lori Heimdahl Gibson in the dining area at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Co-op December Artist
For me art is about being more fully alive. It is about “waking up” to see the beauty around me, and allowing a greater force to work through me. 
Whether doing or looking, I am more mindful and focused when engaged with art. It helps me to look at the world with new eyes, appreciating the amazing creativity in others and myself. Art is an integral part of my spiritual practice.
I took my first drawing class in Minnesota in

Scenes From Business After Hours At LANB

on December 7, 2016 - 7:06pm

Los Alamos National Bank's Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez welcomes the crowd at this evening's  Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Los Alamos National Bank and hosted by LANB and the Los Alamos Community Foundation. many who attended the event wore a holiday sweater to be entered into a special drawing - the uglier/tackier the better sweater! They also brought coats, hats and gloves to donate to LANB's holiday collection drive.

Chamber Announces Shop Like A Tourist Winner

on December 7, 2016 - 6:05pm
Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Partridge, left, and Chamber Membership Coordinator Ufemia Bernal Rios draw the winning name from the entries in the Small Business Saturday Shop Like a Tourist Contest. The winner, Sarah Matthews of Los Alamos, receives a staycation package that includes local hotel nights, dinner at a local restaurant and a gift certificate for a massage. Courtesy photo

Letter To The Editor: Support Local!

on December 7, 2016 - 5:56pm
Los Alamos County Councilor
Owner/Broker Zia Realty Group
As President of the Los Alamos County Little League I want to thank our two local Pizza restaurants Time Out Pizza and Home Run Pizza for their long time support.
These two fine establishments have donated a great deal of time and money every year to support the hundreds of kids who participate in baseball and girls softball. LACLL has more than 500 kids who participate every year and we could not do it without the support of sponsors like Time out and Home Run.
With a large corporate pizza place

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2016

on December 7, 2016 - 5:41pm

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.


Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Vigil, 41, of Espanola on 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

Nov. 30 at 11:10 a.m. / Police arrested Juan Maldonado-Ranjel, 21, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. The police booking photo is not available.



Nov. 30 at 11:31 a.m.

Casting Call For Feature Film In New Mexico

on December 7, 2016 - 4:46pm

Several hundred New Mexico residents are needed as background actors for the Jerry Bruckheimer film Horse Soldiers.
Horse Soldiers is a retelling of the first group of Special Forces to enter Afghanistan after 9/11. Upon arrival they meet up and partner with a local alliance as they fight side by side to save the mountain villages and communities from the Taliban.
Background actors are being sought for this film who are willing to represent the brave Afghan people who fought alongside of American soldiers to defend them from the Taliban, but all types and

Zia Credit Union Strives To Curb Elder Financial Abuse

on December 7, 2016 - 1:52pm
ZCU President & CEO David Woodruff
ZCU News:
On Wednesday of last week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging called for tougher state actions to prevent elder abuse by guardians – and in a 2011 MetLife study, it was suggested that older Americans lost more than $2 billion to financial exploitation by a spectrum of perpetrators in 2010. 
In June of this year, the Taos News reported that, in the U.S., approximately 1 in 10 of senior citizens has been a victim of elder abuse, for a total of more than 1 million each year.

IRS, Security Summit Partners, Remind Taxpayers To Protect Themselves Online

on December 7, 2016 - 1:47pm
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry recently urged taxpayers to take steps to protect themselves online to help in the fight against identity theft.
Scammers, hackers and identity thieves are looking to steal taxpayers’ personal information and ultimately their money. But, there are simple steps taxpayers can take to help protect themselves, like keeping computer software up-to-date and being cautious about giving out their personal information.
This is the first reminder to taxpayers during “National Tax Security Awareness Week,”

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Special Audit

on December 7, 2016 - 1:46pm
New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller released a statewide special audit of untested sexual assault evidence kits, commonly known as “rape kits.”
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) conducted the special audit to determine why a backlog of 5,440 untested kits amassed in New Mexico and develop best practices to clear it and prevent it from happening again.
In New Mexico, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime and 65 percent of sexual assault victims are minors.