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LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

Udall On FCC GOP Repeal Of Net Neutrality

on December 14, 2017 - 10:19pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement after Republican Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality protections:
“Today’s vote is a major blow to the internet as we know it.

UC And UT Confirm Submitting Proposals For LANL Management Contract

on December 14, 2017 - 4:21pm

Staff Report


The University of California and the University of Texas have both confirmed that they submitted bids to the National Nuclear Security Administration before Monday’s deadline to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning Oct. 1, 2018. A NNSA spokesman declined to release the names of other entities that submitted proposals.

Stephanie Beechem, a spokesperson for the UC Office of the President said today that UC has submitted a proposal as evidence of its ongoing commitment to the stewardship of “this great scientific and technological enterprise and its

In And Around Town: Dec 14

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm
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​​​​​​​
FRIDAY, Dec. 15
LAHS Olion's 'It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!'
Join the LAHS Olions for its 2017 winter show: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!" This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live "radio show" based on the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." There will be fun voices, noises, and silliness, making the show perfect for the whole family! It will show at 7 p.m.

Second Successful Community Book Group

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm

Parents, LAPS staff, administrators, school board members and community members gather to discuss the community read book, 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,' by Angela Duckworth. Courtesy photo 


This past fall the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz and the Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative, administered a grant from 100+ Women Who Care to host the second of three community book groups.

Scenes From UbiQD’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

on December 14, 2017 - 9:58am

UbiQD Vice President Matthew Bergren, left, and UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel style it at the company's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Tuesday evening at UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel, who is married to UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel attends Tuesday's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party with the couple's baby boy Duncan McDaniel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UbiQD Director of Applied Physics Nikolay Makarov is clearly a strong contender for the ugliest sweater award. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

These cheerful

County Pursues Affordable Housing Development

on December 14, 2017 - 9:49am
A view of the Bethel Development, Inc. affordable housing complex in Farmington similar to a proposed complex in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Another scene fom the affordable housing complex in Farmington. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post 

Housing is a hot topic in the County; increasing the housing stock and making it affordable are big focuses for the local government.

With a housing development in White Rock and an apartment complex in Los Alamos progressing forward, the amount of housing in the County is set to increase.

Shorthanded Toppers Handled By Huskies

on December 14, 2017 - 9:48am
The Lady Toppers take to the floor to play the Hope Christian Lady Huskies this past Tuesday evening at Griffith Gym. Once again the Toppers were to face a top ranked opponent and the Lady Huskies wasted no time taking control of the game and were victors 65-35. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
Down three players to injury, including their best defender in senior Ashley Atenico, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ basketball team dropped a lopsided game 65-35 to Hope Christian School. The Huskies are ranked 7 th in 4A going into the contest.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on December 14, 2017 - 9:47am

On the job in Los Alamos is Marina Suarez assisting customers Wednesday at the drive up window at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave. Suarez has worked at El Parasol for four years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Avaya: Setting NORAD Santa Tracking World Record

on December 14, 2017 - 9:47am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Avaya is preparing its industry-leading Avaya Customer Engagement technology to help set a new record at the 62nd annual NORAD Tracks Santa, scheduled to start Dec. 24 and end Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
During the 23-hour period in 2016, more than 1,400 hotline volunteers answered a record 154,192 calls (1.8 calls per second) to the NORAD Tracks Santa 1-877 HI-NORAD hotline.
The mission critical Avaya Customer Engagement technology, which supports the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base in

Four Scientists Win Los Alamos Medal

on December 14, 2017 - 8:51am

The Los Alamos Medal was established in 2001 to honor those who have contributed to the Laboratory at the highest level. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Cram, Deaven, Menlove and Moyzis receive Laboratory’s highest honor

Los Alamos National Laboratory will award four former researchers with the Los Alamos Medal for their scientific contributions. Scott Cram, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis and Howard Menlove will receive the award, the highest honor bestowed by the Laboratory.

The team of Cram, Deaven, and Moyzis are recognized for their work sequencing the human genome and Menlove for his work on

Santa Fe County And Four Pueblos Reach Monumental Agreement On Roads

on December 14, 2017 - 7:46am

San Ildefonso Pueblo Lt. Gov. Christopher Moquino, left, and Councilman Tim Martinez await the discussion of rights of way on Pueblo lands Tuesday at the Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Residents of El Rancho gather at Tuesday evening's Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe County Commission and the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe and Tesuque have reached agreements in principle on road rights of way and hope to sign four

Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier Tackles Love And Loss Of Pets In New Children's Book

on December 14, 2017 - 7:41am
Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier and his grandson Deaglan Gresham during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bob Fuselier is both a veterinarian and grandfather, making him ideally suited to write a children’s book about dealing with the fact that we will lose our pet to death one day.

His recently published “Tip and Blue” tells the story of a young boy and his two dogs, one of which is nearing the end of her life.


Tip and Blue’ book cover. Courtesy image

“I didn’t feel

County Issues RFP For 20th Street Parcels

on December 14, 2017 - 7:37am

The County has issued a request for proposals for six parcels on 20th Street with the hope that local developers will be interested in purchasing the lots. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The Los Alamos County is selling the six, half acre lots on 20th Street and hoping to attract local buyers.

“The RFP (request for proposals) is written in the way that you can propose on just one lot, multiple lots or the entire parcel,” County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers said.

She added that the RFP is tailored to

Olions ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

on December 14, 2017 - 7:32am
The cast of 'It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play' on stage Dec. 8. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

George Bailey Donald Poston) and Mary Bailey (Rebekah Harkey). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Foleys (sound effects people) make some noise. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

As winter closes in, the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” is sure to warm your heart. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know the story.

Homebuyer Assistance Program Draws Interest

on December 14, 2017 - 7:30am

County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden

Los Alamos Daily Post 

It just kicked off last month but already the Homebuyer Assistance Program has garnered a lot of interest.

The Homebuyer Assistance Program is funded by the County and the Los Alamos Housing Project (LAHP) administers the program. Funds for the program became available Nov. 15 and so far, there has been 17 people who have met with LAHP Program Manager Steve Brugger.

Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden said the program has enough money to assist eight to 10

Ashley Garcia Gets Two Years Under Plea Deal

on December 14, 2017 - 7:19am

Ashley Garcia awaits her sentencing hearing Wednesday morning in Los Alamos District Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A Hernandez woman involved in a March 9 shoplifting incident, which ended with a local man being struck by a vehicle outside Bealls Department Store in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, was sentenced to two years in the Womens Correctional Facility Wednesday by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington.

County Board of Adjustment Meets Monday

on December 14, 2017 - 7:18am
COUNTY  News: 
The Los Alamos County Board of Adjustment will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in Suite 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The public is invited to attend. 








Food Depot Mobile Truck Arrives Dec. 15

on December 14, 2017 - 7:15am


Local Church Schedules For Christmas Services

on December 14, 2017 - 7:14am
Courtesy photo
Staff Report
In preparation for the holidays, a number of local churches are offering Christmas Day and Christmas Eve worship services.

Below is a list of some of the services that will be held.
2390 N. Rd. Los Alamos
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21
The Light Shining in the Darkness Service
9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The fourth Sunday in Advent Service
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The Family Candlelight Service
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
Traditional Candlelight Service
10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25
Christmas Service
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
33 Bryce Avenue,

Scenes From FSN Gingerbread House Building

on December 14, 2017 - 7:03am

Children and parents gathered Wednesday to build gingerbread houses at Family Strengths Network on Orange Street. FSN provides all the necessary components and ingredients and participants supply the creativity to construct their gingerbread house during this popular annual holiday event. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from

Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on December 14, 2017 - 6:54am


Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the special Los Alamos County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present however no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.


Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

on December 14, 2017 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe is welcoming local residents and holiday visitors to dine inside or on the patio at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Ruby K’s menu includes fresh bagels, artisan sandwiches, soups, salads, new side dishes and a variety of desserts. Visit for more details and hours of operation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop

on December 13, 2017 - 5:31pm

On the job in Los Alamos today is co-owner David Martinez cutting customer Mike Havermehl’s hair at David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop, 1247 Central Ave. B-2. Martinez has been barbering for 10 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

David Martinez co-owns David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop with his father who started the business 26 years ago. Martinez sports a tattoo that matches the logo of the man on his business card that his mother Tina designed 26 years ago, he said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Read Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on December 13, 2017 - 3:27pm

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well.

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