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English Teacher In Turkey Needs Help Building Library

on May 15, 2017 - 1:24pm

Students at a high school in Kozan, Adana, Turkey utilize a library created by English Teacher Nisa Yildiz. Her sister, Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S. Postal Service worker in Los Alamos, is asking the community to donate books to the library. Courtesy photo 




Got piles of books, magazines or newspapers just collecting dust? There is an opportunity to decrease those piles and give toward a great cause. Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S.

Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

on May 15, 2017 - 11:53am
J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC
Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital, and Santa Fe high schools.
The JROMC has awarded 217 scholarships and other awards totaling $513,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets May 17

on May 15, 2017 - 11:47am
JJAB News:
The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) meets at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 17 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. 
Jaret McDonald will be presenting a talk on his nonprofit organization, Famine to Feast.
 The public is welcome to attend.

Letter To The Editor: Still Saying No To Rec Bond

on May 15, 2017 - 11:47am
Los Alamos
Many have weighed in with their opinions on the Recreation Bond Proposal since I published my last letter April 21. 
Until recently, most LA Daily Post letters on this topic have been authored by those strongly favoring the proposal. Only recently have we started to see contributions from those of us that oppose the bond proposal.
As alluded to in my earlier letter, it appears that those backing the recreational pool proposal which was soundly defeated several years ago have adopted a new strategy to achieve their goals.  
Specifically, a

New Mexico Bank & Trust Recognized As A 2017 Forbes Best Bank In America

on May 15, 2017 - 11:42am
NMBT News:
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF), has been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2017”.
In its annual review of the largest publicly traded banks and thrifts, Forbes ranked Heartland Financial USA, Inc. 44 th among a nationwide group of 100 leading banking organizations with assets ranging from under $8 billion to over $2.5 trillion.
“We are proud to be named among the best banks in America for 2017,” said Greg Leyendecker, President and CEO of New Mexico Bank & Trust.

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Meet Friday

on May 15, 2017 - 10:43am
The next meeting for the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women is 1-3 p.m., Friday, May 19 at the Chamber of Commerce Office.
The guest speaker is Michael Grimler, a local National Rifle Association (NRA) Training Counselor who holds multiple firearm instructor certifications from the NRA. He will speak to firearm safety in general, defensive use of firearms both inside the home and out, and considerations needed if interested in becoming a concealed carry permit holder. 
Seating is limited so come early. For further information, call Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.

Excitement Fills 2017 UNM-LA Graduation Convocation

on May 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Graduates, family members and friends fill the Crossroads Bible Church for  UNM-LA's 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney speaks to the graduates at Friday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Zandree Stidham delivers the Convocation Address to UNM-LA graduates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Excitement filled the air at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos' (UNM-LA) 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening at Crossroads

Experts Expect Surge In Ransomware Attacks ... This Time Without ‘Kill Switch’

on May 15, 2017 - 8:56am

WannaCry image. Courtesy/systweak

HSNW News:

A second version of the disruptive WannaCry ransomware – a version which does not contain the “kill switch” used by a young security analyst to shut down many of last week’s cyberattacks – is set to be released by the same group of hackers.

Costin Raiu, of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, told Hacker News that his firm had already seen versions of the malware, which did not contain the website domain name used to shut down the program.

He later backtracked, saying this was not actually the case. 

Hacker News quotes other experts who warned it

Los Alamos Auto Club Draws Cool Cars Downtown

on May 15, 2017 - 8:36am

Owner Tim Cox with his Caterham 7, which he purchased in 2014 in Ohio. He explains that the Caterham 7 is a street car with a lineage that goes back to race cars and has been in production since 1957. Cox co-founded the Los Alamos Auto Club seven years ago with Pat Yeamans. The group gathers in the parking lot at 15th Street and Central Avenue, 9-11 a.m. every Saturday, except the first Saturday of each month when they participate in the Cars and Coffee event in Santa Fe. The club will be out in force with their cars Aug.

Letter To The Editor: I Am Not Dead ... Who To Call?

on May 15, 2017 - 7:58am
Los Alamos
Around the first of the year those of us retired from LANL for some time received a communication asking us to prove we were alive. I filled out the paperwork, had it notorized at LANB and mailed it to the required address. I checked one of my bank statements and I received my pension and thought no more of it.
Today I checked my latest bank statement and no pension deposit. I presume I am dead.
If anyone can supply me with a phone number, address or information about whomever wanted us to prove we were part of the undead I would be very grateful.

Military Working Dogs Compete At Kirtland AFB

on May 15, 2017 - 7:26am
Military dog handler demonstrates attack. Courtesy photo



Military working dogs at Kirtland are competing against various military and police canine units from around the state in a competition May 15-17.
The competition feature teams of canines and their handlers from departments ranging from the Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office to the 377 Security Forces Group. The first event begins with a patrol and control demonstration at 10 a.m. today.

The dogs will take part in various events over the two days of competition, finishing

Local Students Are National History Day Winners

on May 15, 2017 - 7:09am

All seven National History Day Club members won awards at the regional competition in Farmington. Standing in the back from left, Ruby Selvage, Miriam Wallstrom, Sydne Ashford, Kyler Parkinson and Liam Devlin. Kneeling in the front, from left, Sarah Shipley, Alex Ionkov and teacher Brent Collom. Courtesy photo


Four local high school students won prizes at the state National History Day (NHD) contest April 28 in Albuquerque.

Daily Postcard: Butterfly On Hummingbird Feeder

on May 15, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly is spotted Saturday on a hummingbird feeder at a home in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mothers Gather For Special Lunch At La Vista Church

on May 14, 2017 - 9:07pm

Mothers and daughters gather for a group photo Saturday following a special 1950s style luncheon at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Emily Chavez, 6 weeks old, with her mom DeeAnn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Isabel Gill is styling a 1950s look. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Naomie Garrett, 18 months, with her mom Becky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Hanna Granillo, left, and Sierra Morris. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pastor Raul Granillo, left, and his assistant Steve Harbert serve moms and

Obituary: Charles Allen Wright May 8, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 6:55pm


Charles Allen Wright, a 47 year resident of Los Alamos, passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, May 8, 2017.

Charles is preceded in death by father, Charles Allen Wright; mother, Rose Alpert and daughter Sandy Banister.

Mr. Wright was born and raised in Newton, MA. He was hired by EG&G Inc. in 1961 in Boston, MA as an electronics technician. This began Wright’s 46-year career with EG&G and its Los Alamos successors.


McDonald: What A Great Town!

on May 14, 2017 - 6:41pm
Jaret and Jen McDonald give Los Alamos an enthusiastic thumbs up. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Maybe we could all take a step back ... Los Alamos is amazing ... just look what happened today ... regardless of your opinion of the Rec Bond.

This is just the best place! My wife Jen and I love Los Alamos! We love our firefighters and police department!

That is all. Carry on!

Responders Rush To Distress Call On Blue Dot Trail

on May 14, 2017 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs on the scene near the Blue Dot Trail in White Rock where a call was apparently made this afternoon by a hiker in distress. Initial reports indicate that EMTs are now walking the hiker out to safety. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

An LAFD ambulance and fire engine stand ready this afternoon at Overlook Park in White Rock to assist a distressed hiker on the Blue Dot Trail. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Classic Air Medical helicopter lands at Overlook Park this afternoon after making several passovers searching for a distressed hiker along

Engagement Announcement: McAdams - Bonner

on May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Charles and Deirdre Bonner of White Rock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Nicole Bonner to Matthew Caleb McAdams, son of J.C. and Robin Wilson of Broaddus, Texas. The couple met in Fort Worth, Texas where Ashley attends Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing her Masters of Biblical Counseling. Matthew works as a Security Technician traveling throughout the southern United States. The couple plan a June wedding officiated by Pastor Chuck McCullough in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Dion’s Pizza CEO Delivers Keynote Address At Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017 Graduation

on May 14, 2017 - 12:18pm
Keynote Speaker Mark Herman, CEO of Dion's Pizza inspires the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 at their graduation Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Photo by Martha Katko
Don Casperson, left, receives the 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award from LLA Chair Elect Brian D'Andrea. Photo by Martha Katko
Representatives of major Leadership Los Alamos sponsors from left, Director Brian Brogan of Los Alamos County Community Services Department, LANB Market President Liddie Martinez and Fire Chief Troy Hughes with LLA Board Chairman Terry Priestley are ready to congratulate each of the

Obituary: Ann Brandenberger May 5, 2017

on May 14, 2017 - 12:15pm


Ann Brandenberger of Los Alamos, New Mexico passed away peacefully in her sleep at Saint Vincent hospital May 5, 2017 due to complications from a severe infection. She had been residing in the Santa Fe Care Center nursing home since February 2017.

Mrs. Brandenberger was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1938 and spent her childhood in San Angelo, Texas. Her parents were Jack Henry Morris and Billie Gresham-Morris. She had a degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from St.


Players Sought For Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament June 2

on May 14, 2017 - 11:44am

Los Alamos Daily Post

Special Olympics Los Alamos is gearing up for the Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament slated for June 2 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The format will be four-person scramble and singles and doubles are welcome. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes cart, green fees lunch and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, longest drive and more.

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in

Five Los Alamos Young Guns Members Qualify For 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Five members of the Los Alamos Young Guns qualified Saturday during trials at the at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club to compete in the 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics June 11-13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Los Alamos Young Guns members in front row from left, Alison Pimentel, Cade Pimentel and Lauren Williams. Back row from left, Sam Bond and Kevin Dors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Young Guns members, parents and coaches celebrate the team members qualifying for Junior Olympics. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Letter To The Editor: Still On Fence About Rec Bond

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Los Alamos
First of all, I love the idea of improving and adding to the recreation facilities in Los Alamos and have no problem paying more taxes to facilitate this.
The problem is with the allocation of funds: Only a little more that five percent ($1.8 million vs $31.6 million) is allocated to for White Rock, even though we have approximately one-third of Los Alamos County's population. I know this issue was brought up in the community forums. When expressing my concerns, several reasons were given to justify the funding discrepancy.
  • A significant portion

Los Alamos High School NJROTC Car Wash May 20

on May 14, 2017 - 9:09am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighters At Station 4

on May 14, 2017 - 8:43am

On the Job in Los Alamos: Firefighters Zach Shriver, left, and Matt Austin wash a medical response truck Saturday morning at Firestation 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/