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Only 1 In 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits Or Vegetables

on November 23, 2017 - 10:25am

CDC News:

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published last week in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Depending on their age and sex federal guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern. Yet in 2015, just 9 percent of adults met the intake recommendations for vegetables, ranging from 6 percent in West Virginia to 12 percent in Alaska.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value and Time Part 7

on November 23, 2017 - 10:15am

Los Alamos World
Futures Institute

Last week we explored the Federal Reserve System and how money is added to a country’s financial system through the granting of loans for doing or making something of value.

The money growth occurs because value is produced, or should be. As a result of effort expended, paid for with money, a product of value enters the market place and people consume it. In return, the consumers “earn” the product of value by producing something of value, be it a product or service.

Museum Professionals From Across New Mexico Descend On Los Alamos ... And Love It

on November 23, 2017 - 10:13am
Joy Charles plays the cello for conference attendees during a reception at the Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row, part of the Los Alamos History Museum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos hosted more than 75 museum professionals last week for the New Mexico Association of Museums annual conference. The conference theme, “New Mexico Museums—Where Discoveries Happen,” was certainly what the participants, who came from as far away as Artesia, Silver City and Farmington, learned throughout the four-day conference.

“The theme resonated with everyone,”


Just One Thing To Do This Week: Tell Your Story

on November 23, 2017 - 10:11am

Los Alamos

The story goes that in the early spring of 1929 a dark-eyed infant was left on the doorstep of a humble home in rural Arkansas.

The owner of the home managed food and other provisions for the nearby prison and he was one of very few in the area who had a steady job and regular income. The baby girl became the youngest in a family of six girls and one boy. She would be adored and loved by her new brother and sisters. Rumors and speculation regarding her origins would occasionally surface, but even as an adult, she would never speak of it.

This is my mother’s

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 23, 2017 - 10:10am


Barranca Students Express Why They Are Thankful

on November 23, 2017 - 9:43am

Barranca Mesa Elementary School students share their reasons for feeling thankful this Thanksgiving. Second grader Jaden Sauer says, 'I'm thankful for having a roof over my head because if I didn't you would have to be sleeping in the cold wind at night.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Barranca Mesa Elementary School second grader Owen Delorey says, 'I am thankful for my mom because if she wasn't alive I wouldn't exist.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Barranca Mesa Elementary School second grader Braxton Porter says, 'The thankful stuff is what you love the most in your life

Happy Thanksgiving Los Alamos!

on November 23, 2017 - 9:19am

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914, by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe. Courtesy/Pilgrim Hall Museum


Today is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan.

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places.

Garrison: 2017 Thanksgiving Thankful List

on November 23, 2017 - 9:08am
St. George, Utah

Each November I compose  a “Thanksgiving Thankful List” for the preceding year. My wife, Deb, and I enjoy our life in red rock southern Utah and have many things for which we are thankful. I hope sharing them brings a smile and acknowledgement that even the seldom thought of can be a source of thankfulness. Below is my 2017 list.

  1. I’m grateful for salad dressing. I’m an adult (sort of), I know veggies are good for me.

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving Sunrise

on November 23, 2017 - 9:07am

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving sunrise taken from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

LAPD Requests Help From Public

on November 22, 2017 - 4:22pm

LAPD News:

Due to the ongoing robbery investigation, The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting help from the public.

Specifically, if you have any video or still image surveillance footage from anywhere in White Rock, LAPD Criminal Investigators would like to receive a copy of the footage as soon as possible.

Identities of individuals who assist Law Enforcement can remain confidential.

Anyone having video or information can contact Det. Joey Robinson at 505.662.8274 or email

Council Approves Ordinance For Utility Funds

on November 22, 2017 - 4:03pm

Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Galsco speaks during the County Council meeting on Nov. 14. Photo of by Kirsten Laskey/ 


In an effort to avoid heavily increasing utility rates, Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows council and the Board of Public Utlitlies to approve transferring revenues or funds of one sub-utility fund to another.  

Council approved the ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14. 

According to agenda documents, before approving the ordinance, one utility sub fund could not subsized another.

Steinhaus Shares Letter On LAPS Follow-up From Tuesday Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 4:02pm
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Parents and LAPS Employees,

As follow-up to yesterday’s events following a bank robbery in White Rock, it is comforting to know that all students and staff are safe and there were no injuries.  Thanksgiving holiday has new meaning this year! 

Here is information from today’s debrief.  Please feel free to send any additional reflections or suggestions for improvement.

First, I extend sincere appreciation to parents for your patience and understanding.

LA Daily Post Print Edition Arriving Friday

on November 22, 2017 - 3:52pm


Due to a scheduling glitch with the printer, today’s Los Alamos Daily Post print edition will be delivered Friday. The stories in this print edition will be published online between today and Thursday.

Copies of the Wednesday print edition can be picked up this afternoon and thereafter in 15 locations around Los Alamos.

The print edition is normally delivered each Thursday but was to be delivered a day early this week due to Thanksgiving.

We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.


In And Around Town: Nov. 24

on November 22, 2017 - 3:39pm

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

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​​FRIDAY, Nov. 24

Affordable Art Kickoff

The Fuller Lodge Art Center's Affordable Art opens 10 .m. to 4 p.m. The Affordable Arts and the “Connections” show in the Portal Gallery both run until Jan. 6.​

MONDAY, Nov. 27

​Voices of Los Alamos
Voices of Los Alamos will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.

OBITUARY: Edward Casados Nov. 16, 2017

on November 22, 2017 - 3:37pm

EDWARD CASADOS Nov. 16, 2017

Edward Casados passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2017 at his home in Los Alamos.

Edward was a loving and devoted husband for 70 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He retired from the Los Alamos Labs after 44 years where he was a chemist. He belonged to the English and Spanish Toastmasters. He had a deep faith in God and his church where he was a lector for many years.

Many knew him from his lifelong love of tennis. His strong love of music was passed down to his children and grandchildren.


Police Chief Commends Officers, Schools For Rapid Response Following Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 8:05am

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera at the scene of the bank robbery Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Citizens are reminded to stay alert and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity. Any suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, center, Det. Joey Robinson, third from left, and Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, second from right, at the scene of Tuesday's bank robbery at LANB on Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Regional Coalition Urges GRT Change

on November 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Los Alamos County Councilors Chris Chandler and Pete Sheehey at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo

North Central Regional Transit District Executive Director Anthony J. Mortillaro chats with Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board is concerned that if a not-for-profit such as the University of California or the University of Texas is selected by to

Udall & Moran’s Landmark MGT Act To Reduce Wasteful IT Spending, Strengthen Cybersecurity Included In FY18 NDAA, Heads To President’s Desk

on November 22, 2017 - 7:43am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) applauded the inclusion and passage of their Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2018.
This bipartisan legislation will encourage federal agencies to cut wasteful spending and modernize and strengthen government information technology (IT) and security to save taxpayers up to $20 billion a year. The MGT Act now heads to the president’s desk for signature.
“Passage of the bipartisan MGT Act will save taxpayers many

Los Alamos County Council Approves Land Sale

on November 22, 2017 - 7:42am
Vice President of LAH Investors Peter Kerwick discusses the housing development project with County Council Tuesday, Nov. 14 during its regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
In passing an ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14, the Los Alamos County Council is took another step toward achieving its number one goal: provide more housing.
The approved ordinance authorized the sale of site A-13-2 and A-12 to LAH Investors, LLC.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

on November 22, 2017 - 7:39am

Carol Haertling and Lyndee Francom rehearse for the upcoming Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra's holiday concert Tuesday night at the Los Alamos High School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Musicians with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra rehearse Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LASO News: 

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2017 holiday season with its traditional Pops Concert.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Crossroads Bible Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

LAFD Offers Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2017 - 7:36am
LAFD News: 
Los Alamos Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. During this holiday season Los Alamos Fire Department wants to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Keep in mind the potential dangers of home cooking fires:
  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3- foot kid- and pet free zone” around your turkey dryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill

County: Updated Long-Range Water Supply Plan

on November 22, 2017 - 7:33am

Amy Ewing of Daniel B. Stephens and Associates, Inc., presents the updated County Long-Range Water Supply Plan Monday, Nov. 13 during a public meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 




Los Alamos Daily Post


The good news about Los Alamos County’s water supply is there is a lot of it. However, the County still needs a plan to consider a number of factors such as climate change, potential risks to the water such as hexavalent chromium and future water demand.

Amy Ewing of Daniel B.

Inspirational people: Caring For A Dying Husband

on November 22, 2017 - 7:32am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Many people have died in this community in the years I have covered the news here. One death a couple of years ago stands out because I know quite well the man’s wife.

It was her behavior in the six months leading up to that death that took my breath away.

This woman’s serene reaction the day her husband’s brain cancer was diagnosed was the first indication that she would handle that tormenting road ahead with extraordinary grace.

Leading up to the diagnosis, she had expressed quiet concern with his personality changes and

Daily Postcard: Valle Caldera Sunset

on November 22, 2017 - 7:32am

Daily Postcard: Sunset just beyond the Valle Grande. Photo by Marc Bailey