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LAHS Olions Win NMAA One Act Competition

on October 25, 2016 - 10:13pm

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo


The Olions, the theatre club at Los Alamos High School, won six awards this past weekend at the NMSU High Desert High School Theatre Festival and New Mexico Activities Association State High School One-Act Production Competition.

Olions took first place in the NMAA One-Act Production competition and first place for the best backstage crew.

In addition, LAHS Principal Brad Parker was awarded the Ovation Award for Administrators and Volunteers, Chas

House Hopefuls Speak At Los Alamos Kiwanis Forum

on October 25, 2016 - 8:32pm
Republican Sharon Stover, left, and Democratic incumbent Stephanie Garcia Richard, the candidates for District 43 State Representative, both spoke and stood for questions Oct. 18 at the third Kiwanis General Election Forum. Photo by Don Casperson
Los Alamos KIWANIS
Republican Sharon Stover and Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard shared the spotlight Oct. 18 in the third General Election forum at the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.
Both are running for the District 43 position in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Stover, a former Los Alamos County

Pinon Students And Staff Celebrate Unity Day

on October 25, 2016 - 8:26pm

Pinon Elementary School students and staff celebrate Unity Day by wearing orange. Unity day reminds everyone not to be a bully and to help spread the ‘no bullying’ message. Courtesy photo

LAHS XC Home Meet Photos And Results

on October 25, 2016 - 8:23pm

Eighth grader Rafael Sanchez narrowly outsprints Albuquerque Academy's AJ Kedge before the cheering crowds at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Sanchez was the fastest 'Topper of the day, finishing fourth overall in the Boys Varsity race in a time of 16:46.9 on the challenging 5k course. Photo by Blake Wood

Future 'Topper runners await the starting gun in the Elementary School Mile. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Zoe Hemez leads a pack including eighth grade teammates Lidia Appell and Hannah Gartz in the Girls Varsity race.

Group Hosts Women's Day Of Action, V.E.V. Launch

on October 25, 2016 - 5:42pm

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County held its Women's Day of Action Saturday, Oct. 22. This event gathered volunteers to support local Democratic women candidates running in the 2016 General Election. Courtesy photo

As part of the day's events, the local party launched its new Voter Engagement Vehicle (also known as V.E.V.) According to County Party Chair, Robyn Schultz, the VEV will be used to help mobilize volunteers and publicize Democratic candidates throughout Los Alamos County. Courtesy photo

Udall, Heinrich Announce $18.6 Million For STEM Education At Hispanic-Serving NM Universities

on October 25, 2016 - 5:36pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today Oct. 25, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that five New Mexico universities will receive more than $18.6 million to support Hispanic and low-income students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The schools receiving grants through the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program incude:
  • The University of New Mexico Valencia Branch Campus;
  • New Mexico Highlands University;
  • Eastern New Mexico University–Roswell;
  • New Mexico State University–Carlsbad; and
  • Eastern New

LAHS Students Attend Santa Fe Comic Con

on October 25, 2016 - 5:21pm

Members of the Los Alamos High School Anime Club attend Friday's opening day of the Santa Fe Comic Con at Buffalo Thunde. The field trip was organized by the students and led by LAHS art teacher Mary Grace (back row, far left). Photo by Salvador Zapien/ 

Report: NM Strengthens Mental Health Care System

on October 25, 2016 - 5:19pm
SANTA FE  New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary Brent Earnest announced that New Mexico improved 14 spots, from 36 to 22, in Mental Health America’s annual rankings, “The State of Mental Health in America 2017.”
The state’s vastly improved overall rank shows a lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to mental health care in New Mexico.
“The Human Services Department continues to strengthen our state’s behavioral health system as we prioritize providing care and treatment to the most vulnerable New Mexicans,” Earnest said.

SAR Colloquium By Dr. David Romo Nov. 2

on October 25, 2016 - 2:58pm
David Romo
SAR News:
SANTA FE  The School for Advanced Research marks the beginning of a new Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies at noon Wednesday, Nov. 2 with a colloquium.
SAR’s Mellon Fellow David Romo will discuss Mexican Nazis and Global Pachucos: Propaganda, Intelligence and the Production of Border Invasion Anxiety.
Dr. Romo will explore the impact of German, Japanese, British, American and Mexican propaganda and intelligence activities along the US–Mexico border before and during World War II.
During this period, cross-border drug smuggling

LAHS Boys Soccer 1st Round Game Saturday

on October 25, 2016 - 2:55pm
The Los Alamos High School Boys Soccer 1st round game vs. Goddard is 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sullivan Field. 

Trees Attacked On Trail From 37th Street Park

on October 25, 2016 - 10:45am

Someone is damaging trees on the trail from 37th Street Park in Los Alamos. Authorities are investigating this disturbing situation. Photo by Roy Bohn

Someone is cutting the tops off smaller trees on the trail from 37th Street Park in Los Alamos. Photo by Roy Bohn

CIR Events Saturday And Wednesday

on October 25, 2016 - 10:19am
Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry. Courtesy/CIR
CIR News:
International Lecture Series #3:
SINO-U.S. RELATIONS AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE TEMPEST OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? NEW Input from Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry: This talk will particularly emphasize China's National Security Strategy.

Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry
  • 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29
  • The Forum, SF University of Art & Design
  • 1600 St. Michael's Drive
  • $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members and Guests
Professor Eikenberry is the Oskenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow and Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at the

Letter To The Editor: Why I Am Voting For Sharon

on October 25, 2016 - 10:17am
Los Alamos
This election has been polarizing. All the negativity is getting exhausting and I am excited it will soon be over.

I would like to take a minute of your time to let you know why I am supporting Sharon Stover for NM House Rep., District 43. My letter is not about specific issues nor is it against our current rep., (I've heard she's a fine person) it is only about the person I know and why I am voting for Sharon.

To me, Sharon is the perfect example of the kind of person I want my state rep to be.

Celebration Of Life To Honor Nona Brandt Saturday

on October 25, 2016 - 10:10am


A Celebration of Life to honor Nona Brandt who died Oct. 4 at the age of 89 is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

A reception will follow at the church.


Political Sign Thieves Beware!

on October 25, 2016 - 10:03am


Thieves are stealing political yard signs throughout the community and people are getting fed up.

Kelly Benner from the Republican Party of Los Alamos told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she has had residents come in to the local GOP headquarters multiple times to replace yard signs that have been stolen during the night.

She said people are getting really upset and some are going to install game cams in an effort to identify the thieves.

Democratic Party of Los Alamos Chair Robyn Schultz said this morning that thieves have stolen more than 40 her candidates' signs on

Attack Letters Won't Be Published In LA Daily Post

on October 25, 2016 - 9:35am

Community Notice:

As the Nov. 8 General Election comes down the homestretch, personal attacks against candidates are escalating in letters pouring into the Los Alamos Daily Post.

We welcome letters from supporters detailing reasons their candidate is the best choice, however, letters that insult and ridicule candidates, their supporters or a political party will no longer be published.

Daily Postcard: Bathtime For Orphaned Bear Cubs

on October 25, 2016 - 8:41am

Daily Postcard: Orphaned bear cubs Cowboy and Valley Girl, rescued from the Valles Caldera last summer, appear to enjoy bathtime at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife compound north of Espanola. The cubs are under the care of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and will likely be ready for release next month back into the wild. Courtesy/LEWF

Gov. Susana Martinez Acts On SB-9 And SB-11

on October 24, 2016 - 10:50pm


SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation passed during the recently concluded special session of the New Mexico Legislature:

  • Signed Senate Bill 9 With Line-Item Vetoes — Legislative Appropriations [MESSAGE]
  • Signed Senate Bill 12 – Feed Bill [MESSAGE]

Greater Roadrunner Spotted In Los Alamos

on October 24, 2016 - 9:18pm
A greater roadrunner is spotted Sunday off Yucca Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Michael Novak
Greater roadrunner spotted Sunday near Yucca Street. Photo by Michael Novak
Greater roadrunner spotted Sunday near Yucca Street. Photo by Michael Novak

White Rock Fallout Skate Slam 12-3 p.m. Saturday

on October 24, 2016 - 9:12pm

Republican Party Of New Mexico Files IPRA For Information Regarding Grant County Mill Levy

on October 24, 2016 - 4:45pm
NMRP News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Debbie Maestas filed a public records request for information about the mill levy on the ballot in November and how the funds raised from the levy would be allocated.

The levy ostensibly supports the "operation and maintenance" of the Gila Regional Medical Center, and would significantly increase property tax rates for the residents of Grant County. Senator Howie Morales and Holley Hudgins, wife of House Candidate Rudy Martinez, both hold positions with the GRMC from which they earn large salaries.

Interior Secretary Jewell Issues Order To Encourage Tribal Role In Managing Interior Lands

on October 24, 2016 - 4:43pm
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
USDI News:
FAIRBANKS, AK  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a Secretarial Order encouraging cooperative management opportunities between the Department’s land and water managers and federally-recognized tribes.
The Secretarial Order sets out a framework to ensure that Native communities have the opportunity to assume meaningful and substantive roles in managing public lands that have special geographical, historical and cultural connections to the tribes.
Secretary Jewell announced the Order at the annual Alaska

Letter To The Editor: Why I Support Rep. Garcia Richard

on October 24, 2016 - 4:42pm
Los Alamos
I would like to start my endorsement by stating that I am not a member of any political party, I am not even Independent, I am no party. Second, I want to be clear that my statements in no way represent any endorsement by the School Board or Los Alamos Public Schools.
Over the last three and a half years as a School Board member I have had a considerable amount of interaction with our State Representative, Stephanie Garcia Richard. I have always found her to be very attentive and responsive to the needs of our School District.

LAHS Hosts Financial Aid/FAFSA Night Tuesday

on October 24, 2016 - 4:29pm
LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Speech Theater. All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Cindy Black, guidance counselor at LAHS and Jenny Duran, Financial Aid Officer at UNM-LA, will provide information about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS Profile, Scholarships, Grants, Work Study programs and loan programs.
“This is an important first step for seniors and parents in planning how to pay for college,” Mrs. Black said.

Letter To The Editor: Join Me In Voting ‘For’ Question 1

on October 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
Los Alamos

I have lived in Los Alamos for more than 50 years. I have been actively engaged in community activities during that time. Nine years as Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Alamos, eight years as County Assessor, seven years on the Parks and Recreation Board and two terms on the LARSO Board of Directors, as well as many youth activities when my children were growing up.

I have seen many sheriffs come and go. Most were content to serve in the capacity assigned to our sheriff. A few have wanted to expand the duties of the sheriff.