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IRS: Don’t Take The Bait ... Beware Of Data Breaches And Business Identity Theft

on August 18, 2017 - 7:07am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have made significant progress in the past two years against tax-related identity theft aimed at individuals but warned business identity theft is on the upswing.
Some of the increase in business and partnership return identity theft is fueled by cybercriminals’ increasing focus on breaching tax professionals’ systems and stealing client data. The Security Summit has launched a 10-week awareness campaign called “Don’t Take the Bait,” which encourages tax professionals to step up their security measures.
“The IRS,

Letter To The Editor: Response To Bruce Blevins

on August 18, 2017 - 7:03am
Los Alamos
On Aug. 12, 2017, Bruce Blevins, Ph.D., commented on my column titled World Futures: Efficiency (Part Three).
His comments and action to write to the editor raised my spirits because he read the column. His comment on paragraph three, however, dampened my enthusiasm.
In line one I wrote of kilowatts of energy (abbreviated) and in line three used the correct term kilowatt-hours (also abbreviated). Clearly a typo in line one.
Dr. Blevins also commented on my incorrect use (format) of abbreviations to which I say thank you for pointing it out.

County Council Holds Work Session Tuesday

on August 18, 2017 - 6:55am

Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the White Rock Fire Station.
The meeting is open to the public.


    • Action to Suspend Council Rules for Work Session Presenters: County Council
    • Incorporated County of Los Alamos Resolution No. 17-18 to authorize the application to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a Bus and Bus Facilities 5339(b) Discretionary Program 2017 Funding
    • Opportunity for the 2017 Federal Fiscal Year; committing to the local match

History Museum Symposium Embraces Community Conversations About Pueblo Revolt; Reconquista

on August 18, 2017 - 6:49am
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico History Museum is hosting a Fiesta Symposium focusing on the history of the Pueblo Revolt, the Reconquest and the Fiesta itself. 
Featuring an array of presenters, this event aims to open broader understandings of the complexities of New Mexico’s history. The day will culminate in a roundtable community conversation in which audience members are invited to participate.
Presentations for the event, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.

FBI: Albuquerque Man Sentenced For Federal Bank Robbery Conviction

on August 18, 2017 - 6:48am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Kenneth Columbus Burwell, 54, of Albuquerque, was sentenced Aug. 8 in Federal Court in Santa Fe, to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on a bank robbery charge.
Burwell was arrested in Nov. 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the US Bank branch located at 3000 Central Ave. SE in Albuquerque on Oct. 14, 2015. Burwell subsequently was indicted on Nov. 15, 2016, and charged with bank robbery.
On March 7, 2017, Burwell pled guilty to the indictment, and admitted that on Oct.

World Futures: Efficiency (Part Four)

on August 18, 2017 - 6:44am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In part one of this efficiency series we defined efficiency as avoiding waste in doing something. Waste encompasses materials, energy, efforts, money and time. 

Looking at the sun-earth system, essentially the same amount of energy is delivered by the sun each day. Some of that energy is stored for future use and the rest must leave earth if a stable relationship is to be maintained.

Daily Postcard: NJROTC Cadets Drill At Sunrise

on August 18, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: An early morning sky shines over NJROTC cadets at drill practice Monday at Los Alamos High School. Photo by CPO Tim Graziani

By All Accounts LAPS Has Outstanding First Day

on August 17, 2017 - 8:48pm
Freshman Academy Principal Jill Gonzales welcomes incoming 9th graders. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Publi Schools

Congratulations on a very successful first day of school. By all accounts, the 2017-18 school year for Los Alamos Public Schools is off to an outstanding beginning.

I was fortunate to visit every school today and observed many warm greetings, beautiful classrooms, and caring adults helping students find solutions to first-day challenges.

Here is wisdom that I learned today from some of our elementary students about the most important things


LAFD Responds To Gas Leak At Duplex Near Urban

on August 17, 2017 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos Fire Department and County Utilities responded to a suspected gas leak early this evening at a residence at 41st Street and Urban Street. The homeowner reportedly smelled gas when he arrived home from work and called the County. A gas leak was found somewhere underneath the home and gas has been shut off to both sides of the duplex until State inspectors check the system. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos firefighters check for a gas leak early this evening at a residence at 41st Street and Urban Street. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Firefighters leave

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Rise

on August 17, 2017 - 7:43pm

Los Alamos

My heart is heavy with sadness for the lives lost at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A helicopter patrolling during the violence crashed and killed the two state troopers on board.

Heather Heyer was a 32-year-old paralegal who showed up to peacefully protest. She was killed by a self-professed Nazi-sympathizer who drove his car into the crowd, injuring many others. Some vile acts of violence can’t be anticipated by those with healthy minds.

Years ago I was a political activist.

Los Alamos Family Members Survive Deadly Crash

on August 17, 2017 - 3:05pm

The Honda Pilot driven by Eileen Nielsen that was involved in crash near Santa Rosa Wednesday evening. Nielsen, her daughter Stephanie and son Jacob sustained minor injuries, however four people in another vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. Courtesy photo

The passenger side of the vehicle. Courtesy photo

The RV that crossed the median in Wednesday night's crash near Santa Rosa. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of a Los Alamos family involved in a multi-vehicle accident early Wednesday evening near Santa Rosa are recovering

Birth Announcement: Antonio Abel Lee Maez

on August 17, 2017 - 3:01pm
Antonio Abel Lee Maez was born on Aug. 9 at 2:08 p.m. at Presbyterian Main Hospital in Albuquerque. Proud parents are Antonio Maez and Nicole Sutherland. He was 17 1/4 inches long and weighed 5.55 lbs. He joins his two brothers, Dominic and Jayden Martinez. Courtesy photo

County Council To Hold Closed Session Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 2:59pm


The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the White Rock Fire Station. 


  • BUSINESS A. 9827-17 Discussion of the Purchase, Acquisition or Disposal of Real Property: NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H) (8). Presenters: County Council - Closed Session

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the County Human Resources


Obituary: Lois Ann Alexander ​Sept. 29, 1931 - Aug. 8, 2017

on August 17, 2017 - 2:58pm

LOIS ANN ALEXANDER ​Sept. 29, 1931 – Aug. 8, 2017 

Lois Ann Alexander, 85, passed away in Grand Junction, Colorado on August 8, 2017.

Lois was born on September 29, 1931, in Sigel, Wisconsin, to the Reverend Gustav and Emma Krueger. She was the fourth of six children. Lois attended the Milwaukee School of Nursing and then moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1955 to live with her sister Jean, and to work at Colorado General Hospital.


The Bear Went Over The Mountain ... To Smell What He Could Smell

on August 17, 2017 - 10:14am
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
Wildlife Chair
Pajarito Chapter Sierra Club

Forgive me for altering the words of this song. Perhaps the author didn't know that bears don't see terribly well, but wow can they smell! Los Alamos residents have been reporting an uptick in bear activity in town. Why? The short answer is “Humans.” That's right. Humans and our smells. I find it ironic that we label bears as “problem” “nuisance” “habituated” when in reality, we have created and perpetuated the problem. And we are the solution to keeping our property safe and bears alive.


Letter To The Editor: A Simple Request...

on August 17, 2017 - 10:13am
Los Alamos
As it says, a simple request.
I come here to read news of our community, not to spectate on personal vendettas conducted via letters to the editor, even if the participants are friends of mine.
Would those who participate in, and escalate, those vendettas mind taking them elsewhere?
Thank you.

Menu Announced For 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 17, 2017 - 9:35am



The Los Alamos Rotary STARS have just released details of the menu for the 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

Blue Window Bistro is providing the food for this popular event that takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge.

Appetizers: Chips and Dip Bar

  • Homemade blue and white corn tortilla chips
  • Charred tomato salsa
  • Queso blanco
  • Roasted tomatillo salsa
  • Citrus ceviche
  • Spicy pineapple salsa
  • Guacamole


  • Green chile chicken enchiladas
  • Pork and red chile stew
  • Authentic Mexican taco bar
    • Tamarind and pineapple shrimp tacos with roasted corn slaw

VFW Auxiliary Fundraising Dinner 6 p.m. Friday

on August 17, 2017 - 8:40am

VFW Auxiliary News:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary would like to invite the public for a pulled-pork sandwich fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the VFW Post, 1793 Deacon St.

The dinner will be prepared by Smokin' Bear BBQ and will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert. Proceeds will help support Veterans and other non-profit organizations.

Stop by the VFW and enjoy a great meal and help support the VFW Auxiliary in this great fundraising event. Tickets are available for purchase at the VFW or at the door on the day the of the event.

Letter To The Editor: A New Low In Los Alamos Politics, Again

on August 17, 2017 - 8:08am
By Anonymous and incredulous
Los Alamos
This letter responds to Lisa Brenner’s self-congratulatory narrative about how the bogus ethics charges she filed against County Councilors James Chrobocisnki and Susan O’Leary were really a brilliant political masterstroke. (See link content/letter-editor-ethics- complaint-dismissal)
When reasonable people see a newspaper like the Los Alamos Monitor run big photos and bold headlines that scream ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED, they naturally think that somebody must have done something wrong.

Youth Helping Refugee Youth Drive Huge Success

on August 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Shown in a sea of backpacks, supplies and Youth Helping Refugee Youth items are Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer, who helped kick off the youth drive by contacting their friends on social media to pass the word along. Courtesy photo
ILA News:
Thanks to the efforts of Los Alamos middle school and high school youth, students of refugee families settled in Albuquerque will start the new school year in style!
An outpouring of support provided the needed new socks, deodorant, lunch boxes, water bottles, earbuds, thumb drives, and gift cards being sought in the week-long youth

In And Around Town: Aug. 20

on August 17, 2017 - 7:43am

In and Around Town:

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

Send event announcements to

TUESDAY, Aug. 22 

LAMS Boys Tennis' Meeting 
The Los Alamos Middle School Boys Tennis meeting will be from 3-4 p.m. at the school gymnasium.
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The first class wil be The Goddess of a Thousand Names.

Los Alamos Rotary Meeting Features Students

on August 17, 2017 - 7:42am

Julian Baier, the inbound Youth Exchange student sponsored this school year by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, introduced himself to Rotary members at a recent meeting. Baier is from Neustift, a small village in Lower Austria (near Innsbruck). He enjoys gym, mountain biking, soccer, table tennis, and fishing and is interested in business, marketing and computers. Photo by Kurt Shoenberg

Seniors Ruby Selvage, Janelle Pena and Michealle Sutton spoke at Rotary recently to describe their experiences at Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp in the Manzano Mountains last month.

Top 2017 County Fair Exhibit Winners

on August 17, 2017 - 7:41am
Courtesy photo
ARTS News:
Exhibits ranging from finely sewn quilts to fruits and vegetables were exhibited during the County Fair.
This year, four individuals were awarded the “Best of the Best” award – a beautiful hand crafted glass dish created by local glass artist David F. Schuster. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Fiber Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Alaska Quilt. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Culinary Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Traditional English Cake. Samantha Grow received the “Creative Arts Best of the Best Award” for her “Peacock” photograph.

American Studies, Thirty Two Paintings By Richard Sober

on August 17, 2017 - 7:35am
CCA News:
SANTA FE — The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition American Studies by Richard Sober, opening with a public reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Cinematheque Lobby. The exhibition is on view Sept. 8 through Nov. 5, 2017.
Santa Fe-based artist Richard Sober has intentionally remained on the edges of the art world for almost fifty years, quietly painting and examining the remarkable details in unremarkable places.

Letter To The Editor: You Can Be Racist. You Can Be A Christian. You Cannot Be Both.

on August 17, 2017 - 7:34am
Statement From La Vista Church
White Rock

The ideologies of any organization or individual that claim the superiority of race over another is absolutely incompatible with the message of the Christian Bible.

Racism is an abhorrent sin against humanity and God. Entities such as the KKK, white nationalists, neo-Nazi’s, or other such racist organizations are evil and in complete opposition to the Christian Bible.

You can be racist. You can be a Christian. You cannot be both.