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LAPS: Regular School Board Meeting Today

on April 18, 2017 - 11:52am


Bandelier Hosts Artists For Fire Science & Art Collaborative

on April 18, 2017 - 8:21am

East Jemez Landscape Futures project Artists in Residence Shawn Skabelund and Kathleen Brennan. Courtesy/NPS


Bandelier National Monument will host artists Kathleen Brennan from Taos and Shawn Skabelund from Flagstaff, Ariz., through April 19.

Brennan and Skabelund are artists in residence as part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures project (EJLF), which aims to address conservation challenges posed by recent severe droughts, fires, and floods that affected many local communities in the eastern Jemez Mountains.

The goal of the EJLF project is for land managers, local

Detailed Recreation Bond Election Information Now Available Online And At County Clerk’s Office

on April 18, 2017 - 8:06am


To provide voters information, Los Alamos County has created a detailed Recreation Bond election voter information booklet. It is available for download online here, at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office, the County Municipal Building and various County facilities.

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed $20 million general obligation bond, to be repaid from property taxes for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, purchasing and improving recreation facilities including a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation

County Council Commends Community Development Department; Tentatively Approves Proposed Budget

on April 18, 2017 - 7:22am

Community Development Department Director ​Paul Andrus presents his proposed budget during the budget hearings Monday night in Council Chambers. The department’s budget totals $1,819,685. Council commended the work of the Community Development Department. Councilor Rick Reiss said the department had undergone a cultural shift and he described the shift as almost being historic. It seems, he added, that Los Alamos has turned a corner in becoming homeowner, business owner and contractor friendly.

2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics 5K And 10K Results

on April 18, 2017 - 7:12am
At the starting line on the Meadow Lane/Rover Boulevard loop in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Below are the results of the 5K and 10K run results of the 2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics:
PARTICIPANT          5K RACE TIME          10K RACE TIME          GENDER          AGE GROUP
Laura McClellan               26:12                         52:53                     Female                50-54
Darla Thompson               27:39                        55:11                      Female                50-54
Beth Davenport                35:33                       

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Stand Strong Against Anti-Science Forces

on April 18, 2017 - 7:07am
Los Alamos

This Saturday, April 22, people from all over northern New Mexico will gather in Santa Fe in support of science. As the event organizers put it, “The March for Science champions science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress and prosperity. We unite on April 22, Earth Day, as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for the freedom of science in the interest of the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”

In Los Alamos, we benefit especially from federally-funded science,

Council Tentatively Approves Municipal Court Budget

on April 18, 2017 - 6:58am

Judge Alan Kirk and Administrative Assistant Juanita McNiel present the proposed budget for Los Alamos County Municipal Court during the budget hearings Monday night in Council Chambers. Council passed 7-0  to tentatively approved the base budget, which totals $564,832. They also approved an additional $9,000 to increase a 3/4 time clerk position to a fulltime position and approved removing $20,000 from the budget and allocating those funds to the Los Alamos Police Department for courtroom security. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

County Opens Survey, Releases Draft Bike Plan To Acquire Public Input

on April 18, 2017 - 6:54am


The County opened a brief survey April 13, 2017 on Open Forum requesting information regarding residents’ bicycle use. The information obtained from the survey will be instrumental in helping to further shape the Bicycle Transportation Plan.

To take the survey, use the following link: The public comment period closes May 8, 2017.

The Public Works Department also released a first draft of the Bicycle Transportation Plan, the next step in the County’s efforts to help make Los Alamos a more bicycle friendly community.

March For Science - Santa Fe April 22

on April 18, 2017 - 6:53am
SANTA FE  In the wake of the Women’s March on Washington comes the March for Science, this Saturday, April 22.
People across the world have been posting photos of their poster board signs proclaiming #WhyIMarch (for science): I march for the planet. I march for truth. I march for clean water for BEER. Other signs elaborate: Climate change is not a Chinese hoax. Science is real. Science is not a liberal agenda. Earth needs thinkers not deniers. And so many more!
Scientists and non-scientists from across New Mexico are marching together April 22 to support

Letter To The Editor: Office Of The Sheriff – Let’s Work On This Now

on April 18, 2017 - 6:39am
Los Alamos

The following are my comments to County Council April 17, 2017.
I am here to comment on the Office of Sheriff and the Sheriff’s budget. I have to admit that I am dismayed that the budget for the Sheriff has not been reinstated since YOUR Question 1 ballot measure failed. The people of Los Alamos have spoken. We want the Office of Sheriff.  
The duties which were in place at election time in 2014 are the duties that the people elected the Sheriff to perform.

LAHS Staff Promote National Crime Victims' Rights Week

on April 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Los Alamos High School staff members help LAPD's Cpl. Adele McKenzie promote National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 7. A collaboration of local, regional and state entities worked to provide educational outreach to victims of any crime. Information on available resources can be obtained by calling the Los Alamos Victim Advocate at 505.663.3511. A police report does not need to be filed to receive assistance. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Hitter Jayde Tucker Clears Fence

on April 18, 2017 - 6:09am

After hitting a fence-clearing home run, Los Alamos hitter Jayde Tucker approaches home plate amid cheers from her team during the April 8 softball game against Espanola. Photo by John Denne

Council Tentatively Approves Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office Proposed FY 2018 Budget

on April 17, 2017 - 8:28pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presents his proposed budget this evening to the County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from this evening's County Council meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sheriff Marco Lucero addresses Council this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presented his proposed FY 2018 budget this evening to the County Council.

Eight Cats Abandoned Behind Animal Shelter

on April 17, 2017 - 7:24pm

LAPD News:

Sometime Wednesday April 5, someone dropped off / abandoned eight cats behind the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter near near Aspen Ridge Retirement Center.

Seven of the cats have been contained and impounded at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Two of which are microchipped and staff is attempting to research the previous owners associated with those microchips.

All of the cats contained have been examined by a local veterinary clinic, they all have conditions that require medical attention, with treatment already started.

Los Alamos County Police Department PSA Officers

LANB Launches Mobile Banking App

on April 17, 2017 - 5:39pm

LANB Manager/liaison to CEO Patrick Browder, keft, and Daniel Alman, director of IT and Information Security at the bank, right, walk a customer test group through steps for the new app during an April 5 training session at the bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB IT/Information Security Director Daniel Alman watches as Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez whips through the new mobile banking app. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A group of customers gathered over the last couple of weeks to test Los Alamos National

Hargraves: Highlights Of School Board Meeting Tuesday

on April 17, 2017 - 5:30pm
LAPS School Board Member

A School Board Meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the School Board Room at 2101 Trinity Dr.

Student Science Fair winners will be recognized by the Board as well as some of our excellent teachers: Michele Altherr (Mountain), Britt Williams (Aspen), Samantha Waidler (Barranca), Kayla Richardson (Mountain), Alicia Kirkland (Mountain), Ashley Merhege (Aspen), and Allison Washburn (Aspen). Come to the Board Meeting for 10 minutes at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate these student’s and teacher’s accomplishments.

Results of the annual Climate


Fifty Taos 2nd Graders Tour Bradbury Science Museum

on April 17, 2017 - 5:20pm

Fifty Ranchos Elementary School 2nd graders on a field trip Thursday to the Bradbury Science Museum, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Staff Report

Fifty 2nd graders from Ranchos Elementary in Taos took a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday, April 13 thanks to the generous sponsorship of bus transportation provided by Los Alamos National Bank.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association, the museum's non-profit education outreach partner, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Bank, is providing the much needed

Governor Discusses Possible DMV Cuts During Today's Los Alamos Visit

on April 17, 2017 - 4:42pm
Gov. Susana Martinez visits the Los Alamos Department of Motor Vehicles this afternoon and highlights possible cuts in hours that may be necessary at the agency if the state budget cannot otherwise be balanced. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
CEO Linda Daly, left, of The Family YMCA in Los Alamos questions Gov. Susana Martinez this afternoon at the DMV about the proposal that nonprofits be charged gross receipts tax. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

on April 17, 2017 - 4:29pm
NPS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS  Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects that may begin should conditions allow over the next two months of April and May.
The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of N.M. 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed in phases over a total of two to six days and are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve.

Collectible Treasures Fill Seeking Chameleon

on April 17, 2017 - 12:53pm
Seeking Chameleon owner Catherine Redmond's love of treasures led her to open her wonderful store in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Popular glass orb paperweights at Seeking Chameleon in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Some of the thousands of beads and charms at Seeking Chameleon, across the parking lot from Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some people seem to have an incredible knack for finding collectibles and treasures and have dozens of beautiful items they have found in

SFNF: Abandoned Campfires Raise Fire Danger

on April 17, 2017 - 12:32pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – A rash of unattended and abandoned campfires on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest over Easter weekend put visitors, fire crews and the forest at unnecessary risk.

Fortunately, none of the six to seven identified campfires at the Redondo Campground and along Forest Road 376 sparked or spread before they were discovered and extinguished. But as the New Mexico fire season nears, it’s important to remember that unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Visitors to national forests are asked to follow campfire safety procedures

Make Up Baseball Camp In Los Alamos

on April 17, 2017 - 12:31pm

Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hansbury March 15, 1925 – April 12, 2017

on April 17, 2017 - 11:57am

ELIZABETH “BETTY” HANSBURY March 15, 1925 – April 12, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Hansbury, 92, was born March 15, 1925, died as she wanted, at her home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents. Betty, an only child, was born in Las Vegas, NM to Arthur H. and Dorothy W. Hansbury. She graduated from Las Vegas High School, where she enjoyed sports including skiing, hiking, tennis, basketball, baseball and softball.


Fleming: Urban Bike Path Update

on April 17, 2017 - 10:58am
Courtesy image
Los Alamos
Last May, after attending a few county meetings on the plan of this town, I was a little depressed thinking about all the people making decisions about this town that don't actually live here. 
With a spark of activism, I wrote to the Los Alamos Daily Post what I wanted as a local mom and business owner – which was an urban bike path to connect the town's historical landmarks, small businesses and residential areas – the "oh-so-needed vein of the town" is how I phrased it – for tourists and locals alike. (read article here)
I emailed my

Obituary: Denis Charles Duffy, Jr. July 10, 1939 – April 10, 2017

on April 17, 2017 - 10:44am

DENIS CHARLES DUFFY Jr. July 10, 1939 April 10, 2017

Denis Charles Duffy, Jr. of Colleyville, Texas died peacefully at 6PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the age of 77.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, Texas with Father Martinez and Father George celebrating Mass. The family will receive friends at Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine 523 South Main Street between 6 and 8 PM Monday evening April 17, 2017.

Interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, in Santa Fe New Mexico on Friday April