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Plows Clear Truck Route

on April 30, 2017 - 6:41am

At least three plows where spotted along the truck route clearing the road during Saturday's snow storm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter To The Editor: In Memory Of Jane Gerhart

on April 30, 2017 - 6:24am

Los Alamos

I  know that we thanked Mrs. Gerhart every time she led one of our young family members in band at the Los Alamos Middle School and with her serious business demeanor and greatly loving heart stood for the many years that we had a child or grandchild studying her direction.

She would show them that they, the kids, were being taken seriously by the people before them, ready and full of anticipation of what they had accomplished.

NNSA And Moldova Complete Installation Of Radiation Detection System At Chisinau Airport

on April 30, 2017 - 6:24am
NNSA News:
CHISINAU, MOLDOVA  Representatives from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, and the Moldovan government gathered April 6 to celebrate the installation of a radiation detection system at Chisinau International Airport.
This partnership advances efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism.
The system of 18 radiation portal monitors and associated communications systems will enhance efforts to prevent smuggling of dangerous radioactive materials across international borders.
Since 2011, NNSA, Moldovan

Letter To The Editor: Overtly Exclusionary National Day Of Prayer At Ashley Pond?

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am
Los Alamos

In an April 27 press release published in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link), Leilani Christensen is quoted as saying,“Our forefathers founded National Day Of Prayer. Many of them had escaped persecution for their beliefs in their homeland. In the news today, we see that people are still fleeing their homeland because of persecution.” [sic]

Our forefathers, the ones fleeing persecution, didn’t found the National Day of Prayer. (They also didn’t found this nation on prayer itself; in fact, they explicitly stated, in the Treaty of Tripoli, “the

FBI: 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am

Recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Awards were honored in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

FBI Director James Comey formally recognized 58 individuals and organizations from around the country Friday for their efforts to build stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities.

“This is one of the very best days in the life of this organization,” Director Comey said during the April 28 ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “We get to recognize and thank people who made the FBI better and the country better.”

The annual

Fr. Glenn: Giving…and Receiving…Criticism with Grace

on April 30, 2017 - 6:23am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Criticism—it’s something we’re quick to give, but loathe to receive. Even helpful and relevant criticism is often met with ire ... though, certainly, when given in the spirit of good will, we would be foolish to disregard it out of hand.

Isn’t criticism/critique the whole purpose of grading in school, or even of peer review? Certainly everyone enjoys being validated, but we all can be blind to our own faults and failures.

May Is Mental Health Month: Spotlight On Stigma―Doctors And Suicide

on April 30, 2017 - 6:22am
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to encourage people to talk to their doctor about mental illness.
But what if a doctor is struggling with their own mental health? According to Michael F. Myers, MD—known as “the doctors’ doctor—that struggle is more common than we think, and at least once a day, it ends in suicide.
“Doctors are killing themselves at an alarming rate, due to a multitude of triggers—such as burnout, depression, bipolar illness and PTSD,” Dr. Myers said.

Letter To The Editor: 2017 Rec Bond

on April 30, 2017 - 6:20am
Los Alamos
This message reflects my personal view about the upcoming 2017 Rec Bond and does not represent a statement or position from any other organization where I am involved, including the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board. I currently serve as the chair of the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board.
On Feb. 14, Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed the resolution to hold a special election for a $20 million recreation bond. The special election will be
held through mail-in ballots due May 23, 2017.
Please consider supporting Los

Classical Music World: Concert Surprises

on April 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Rising star Natasha Paremski will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in the Smith Auditorium ... and her program is spectacular! Courtesy photo
Classical Music World
LACA Artistic Director
The Show Must Go On
Presenting a classical concert series always comes with surprises. The Los Alamos Concert Association is dealing with a surprise right now, namely an artist who will not be performing.

Pianist Ingrid Fliter has regretfully canceled her May 7 appearance, the final concert of our season.

Garcia Richard: Legislative Update Continued

on April 30, 2017 - 6:18am
By Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Sandoval

Two weeks ago, I wrote a story for the Los Alamos Daily Post outlining the Governor’s damaging vetoes to the state budget and the actions that the legislature could take to remedy those cuts, including a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the vetoes.

This week the New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to take up the petition from the legislature, challenging the Governor’s vetoes. A hearing is scheduled for May 15.

In the meantime, legislators from both the House and Senate are signing on to call

Spring Community Day At Los Luceros Sheep Shearing May 6

on April 30, 2017 - 6:17am

Pastor Raul: Fences And Kids

on April 30, 2017 - 6:13am
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
When we were first married, my wife and I lived in the country with a couple of acres of land. I loved the room, but I hated the weeds.
So, to find a cheap way to stay ahead of the weeds, we purchased a couple of goats—fainting goats actually, but that’s another story. When the goats weren’t out grazing on our flowers and trees (turns out they didn’t like weeds), we would keep them in a pen that I built for them.

Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap And Shawl On Mesa Public Library Girl

on April 30, 2017 - 6:08am
Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap and Shawl on Mesa Public Library Girl on fine ‘Spring’ morning taken at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Photo by Craig Idler

LAFD Assists Rescue Of Dog Stranded On Cliff Ledge

on April 29, 2017 - 9:47pm
Smiley the stranded dog looking forlorn as he awaits rescue. Courtesy/LAFD
Los Alamos Firefighter Sam Meyersick places a harness on Smiley. Courtesy/LAFD
Los Alamos Firefighter Aaron Williams, left, gets ready to take Smiley to the top as Firefighter Sam Meyersick looks on. Courtesy/LAFD
Happy to be rescued, Smiley joins, from left, LAFD Capt.Gerard Coriz, Firefighter Aaron Williams, Firefighter Sam Meyersick and Capt. Manny Pacheco. Courtesy/LAFD
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Fire Department took their newest heavy rescue truck to Rio Chama in Rio

Marriage Announcement: Daniel Bojorquez Weds Erika Marquez-Rios April 29, 2017

on April 29, 2017 - 9:47pm

Daniel Bojorquez and Erika Marquez-Rios of Los Alamos were married today at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. The Rev. Glenn Jones officiated the Mass. A reception filled with family, friends and fellow parishioners followed in the parish hall. The couple plan to stay living and working in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAHS Varsity Baseball And Softball Games Rescheduled On Monday

on April 29, 2017 - 9:43pm


All Los Alamos High School varsity baseball and softball games have been canceled.

The games are rescheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Capital High School in Santa Fe.


Letter To The Editor: Help The Hummingbirds Tonight

on April 29, 2017 - 9:27pm
Los Alamos

Tonight (Saturday), the temperature will drop to 25 degrees in Los Alamos, which will be very hard on hummingbirds.

It may help them if people who have hummingbird feeders take the feeders inside tonight after dark (when hummingbirds go into their nightly stupor). Then bring the feeders back outside just before dawn (when the birds wake up) so the hummingbirds will have something warm to feed on.

Just don't forget to bring the feeders out by 6 a.m. Sunday!


LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Hummingbirds Gather For Breakfast

on April 29, 2017 - 9:09pm

Several hummimgbirds gather for breakfast this morning at a Los Alamos home. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

April LAFRW Meeting Includes Teen Center Tour

on April 29, 2017 - 8:10pm
GOP County Councilors James Chrobocinski, right, and Rick Reiss presented a County update to members of the LAFRW during their April 13 meeting at the Los ALamos Teen Center where the group also toured the facility. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) hosted its monthly meeting during the lunch hour Thursday, April 13 at the Los Alamos Teen Center. 
The group had a very informative tour from Teen Center Director Sylvan Sierra Argo and Assistant Director George Marsden.

Sledding At Urban Park In Today's Snow

on April 29, 2017 - 6:49pm

Clare Reardon and her dad sledding today at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/

Thirsty Hummingbird Braves Morning Snow

on April 29, 2017 - 6:48pm
A hummingbird ventures out in the snow this morning to sip sweet water from a container hanging on the deck of a Los Alamos home. Photo by Hiro Teshima

Local Boy Scout Troop 122 At Los Luceros Historic Site

on April 29, 2017 - 5:56pm
Courtesy/Greg Noeninckx

TROOP 22 News:

Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 122 hosted a youth leadership training session March 5 at Historic Los Luceros.
In addition to enjoying the facilities and turkeys, the boy scouts cleaned out an irrigation ditch as a service project, helping prepare the location for the growing season.  Youth leaders learned team building and position responsibilities, developing skills to lead their troop and become mature young men to lead in their community. 
“We were thrilled to host the boys of Troop 122,”Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore said.

Letter To The Editor: We Can’t Ignore Oil And Gas Pollution’s Harm To Our Tourism Industry

on April 29, 2017 - 5:49pm
By Ron Trujillo
Santa Fe City Councilor for District 4,
Amber Espinosa-Trujillo, Grant Manager
Library Services and Technology Act Federal
New Mexico State Library
Our state is known for breathtaking views, unique public lands and ancient cultures within reach.
Tourists choose New Mexico as a destination because of ample opportunities to experience these assets. We’ve built a bustling and successful tourism industry that depends on our state being in its natural state – an industry that injected $6.1 billion into New Mexico’s economy and supported 89,000 jobs in 2014.

Glorious Snow Scene Captured In White Rock

on April 29, 2017 - 9:42am

A glorious snow scene captured this morning in a yard in White Rock. Photo by George Kyrala