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Registration Opens For 11th Elementary Mile Run

on October 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams are now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Elementary Mile Run, which is 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place between the girls and boy’s varsity cross country meets at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

“We started it just to provide a means for younger kids to see and participate in the great sport of cross country.

Great Firewall Of China Closes Loopholes

on October 13, 2017 - 3:45pm
RWB News:
In the months prior to the Communist Party of China’s 19th Congress, which begins Oct. 18, President Xi Jinping has been deploying a major arsenal of repressive measures against online social networks with the aim of perfecting the “Great Firewall” that censors the Internet in China.
Just weeks ahead of the Congress, which is expected to renew Xi’s mandate for another five years, the US encrypted messaging app WhatsApp suddenly began malfunctioning in China, in a sign that a new turning-point had been reached in the Party’s censorship.

Hilltopper Boys Golf Enjoys Winning Streak

on October 13, 2017 - 3:43pm

Members of the Hilltopper Golf Tournament hold up their second place trophy from the Grants tournament. Courtesy photo 


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post


ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boy’s golf team continues their impressive run claiming a second invitational out of three in the fall season.


Winning the Los Alamos Invite, and placing second to Piedra Vista at the Grants Invite, Los Alamos stole the show running away with the APS Golf Invitational Monday at the Ladera Golf Course on Albuquerque’s westside.

The ‘Toppers were lead by Henry


Tour This Week's Open Houses

on October 13, 2017 - 3:38pm


Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the

Businesses Invited To Register For Halloweekend!

on October 13, 2017 - 3:15pm


From 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters!

Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through 

Abe Dispennette State Farm Open For Business!

on October 13, 2017 - 12:05pm

State Farm Insurance Company is moving today to a new location at 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos. Agent Abe Dispennette will be working out front in the parking lot until 3 p.m. as the office space gets ready for business. Photo by Chris Clark/

Abe Dispennette. Photo by Chris Clark/

Los Alamos Home Prices And Condo Sales Rise

on October 13, 2017 - 9:42am
LAAR News:
The median price of Single Family Home sales saw an increase or $310,000 in the 3rd Quarter of 2017 compared to $279,500 in the same quarter last year.
Single Family home sales dipped from 94 in the 3rd Quarter of 2016 to 75 this quarter.

PEEC Organizes Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve Tour

on October 13, 2017 - 9:34am
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Sunday, Oct. 22, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center offers a guided tour of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve south of Santa Fe. The tour is free and will be led by Natali Steinberg who has been a docent at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve for thirteen years. 
Advance registration is required at
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden's Leonora Curtin Wetland is a 35-acre preserve that includes a rare natural cienega (marsh in Spanish). It hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife,

FBI: David A. Hickman Pleads Guilty To Using Fire Or Explosives To Damage Or Destroy Buildings

on October 13, 2017 - 9:33am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  David A. Hickman, 28, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty in Federal Court to five counts of damaging and destroying buildings used in interstate commerce by fire or explosive. 
Although Hickman pled guilty to five arson counts, in his plea agreement, Hickman acknowledged igniting arson fires that damaged or destroyed nine businesses engaged in interstate commerce in Albuquerque between Nov. 16, 2016 and Nov. 26, 2106. The plea agreement includes a recommendation that Hickman be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of five to 20 years. 

LANB CEO Issues Letter To Los Alamos Community

on October 13, 2017 - 9:02am

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank Chief Executive Officer John S. Gulas issued the following letter this morning:

To the Community of Los Alamos,

LANB has been through its share of ups and downs over the course of the past three years and we understand that it has not been easy for some of our customers, employees or shareholders. 

We are deeply rooted here, and the support of our customers, employees and shareholders during these tough times has been steadfast and humbling.

Los Alamos Commerce And Development Corporation Comments On Proposed State Science Standards

on October 13, 2017 - 8:09am

LACDC News: 

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Board of Directors commented about the proposed new State Science Standards.

The LACDC is concerned that if adopted as proposed, the standards will have a negative effect on the Los Alamos economy, as well as the state economy. For additional comments, contact LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan at or 505.661.4854.

The LACDC Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the Los Alamos community and functions to direct the company in its initiative to promote sustainable economic

NMDOT Is Ready For Winter Weather

on October 13, 2017 - 8:08am
SANTA FE  New Mexico Department of Transportation crews are prepared to clear the roads and highways as the state begins to experience the winter weather season. Last year, NMDOT crews removed snow and ice from over a million pass miles.
“Our crews across the state are ready to respond to winter weather so we can keep the traveling public safe,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “If you must get behind the wheel during winter weather conditions please take the necessary precautions and give our crews plenty of room to do their job.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Shell Station

on October 13, 2017 - 8:02am

On the job at Los Alamos Shell Station are Patrick Harlow, left, and Josh Smith. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time (Part 1)

on October 13, 2017 - 8:01am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

This series of articles examines money as a means of facilitating trade, the impact of value perception, and the compacting of perceived time. To do this, it is best to examine the historical perspective and understand the needs of the evolving system of humanity together with the impact of technology on how we do business.

In 3,000 B.C., the estimated population of the world was 14 million people.

Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

on October 13, 2017 - 7:58am
Courtesy image
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf continues the tradition of maximalist Halloween celebration with Freak or Treat: a multi-tentacled series for guests to experience all together or à la carte. 
Freak or Treat will have five nights of performances, a first-ever “Trick or Treat” inside the exhibition and three nights of music designed to appeal to your inner dance monster.
Live Halloween Performances:
  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
  • Free with the cost of admission
If you liked last year’s House of Halloween you’ll want to return for Freak or Treat.

Luján Bill To Help Small Startup Businesses Passes House

on October 13, 2017 - 7:56am
U.S. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) designed to assist small startup businesses secure funding for early-stage innovation and development was approved Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Luján introduced the bill, H.R.2789 - the Support Startup Businesses Act, earlier this summer along with U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).
The bill makes a number of improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,

LANL Foundation Awards $82,645 In Education & Community Grants

on October 13, 2017 - 7:45am


ESPAÑOLA— The LANL Foundation awarded 24 grants totaling $82,645 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the third-quarter grantmaking period.

Ten programs received $41,500 in Education Outreach funding that directly supports kindergarten through 12th grade public school children.

Smart Design With Suzette: Fireplace Design

on October 13, 2017 - 7:43am
Fireplace with a glass wall. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

While each person has his own vision of the perfect home, there are certain design elements that leave everyone equally stunned. If I had to choose an item that suits every home and is always welcomed by people with various interests that would certainly be a fireplace!

Fireplace design ideas aren’t easy to find. Many of my clients need help with their fireplace whether updating it, redesigning it or adding one to suit their taste, wants and needs.  

Why are fireplace designs so special?

County: Tourism Work Group Meets Tuesday

on October 13, 2017 - 7:27am


The Tourism Work Group will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Room # 330 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order
II. Branding Implementation Information
III. Community Indicators
IV. Preview of Public Meeting
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Public Meeting Scheduled: Nov. 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Fuller Lodge
VII. Adjourn Meeting


Obituary: Charles A. Bankston Jr. Feb. 4, 1935 – Oct. 9, 2017

on October 13, 2017 - 7:20am
CHARLES A. BANKSTON JR. Feb. 4, 1935 – Oct. 9, 2017
Charles Bankston of Westlake Village, California, passed away October 9 as a result of complications following a stroke. 
Charles was the only child of C.A. (Bert) Bankston and Mildred (Burke) Bankston. Charles graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque and attended the University of New Mexico, earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in 1958, working on projects ranging from the Rover project to geothermal and solar energy.
In his spare time, he enjoyed bridge, recreation

Daily Postcard: Morning Frost On Hummingbird Feeder

on October 13, 2017 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A bit of frost Tuesday morning covers a local hummingbird feeder. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LAPS Announces Community Meetings And Input Sessions On School Start Time

on October 12, 2017 - 10:04pm

The community is invited and encouraged to attend input sessions about options for school start time, Oct 24 in Los Alamos or Oct 25 in White Rock. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools and New Mexico First will be hosting a series of input sessions about options for school start time.

Parents, community members, students and teachers are invited to attend one or both of the community-wide meetings; the first will be held in the High School Speech Theater on Oct. 24 and the second will take place at Piñon Elementary School on Oct.

Man Extradited To Los Alamos For Alleged Crimes Against A Child

on October 12, 2017 - 9:34pm
Tyson Collins
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tyson Collins, 24, was charged Oct. 10 with child solicitation by electronic communication device, sexual exploitation of children and criminal sexual communication with a child. The warrant was requested by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon and signed by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados July 12.

Collins was taken into custody July 26 by Centralia Police Department in Lewis County, Wash., and was finally extradited to Los Alamos last week. Deputy District Attorney Kent Wahlquist filed a motion Oct.

Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Annual Craft Fair Oct. 28

on October 12, 2017 - 9:01pm

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its annual craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Crossroads Bible Church on East Road. The event includes food, baked goods, handmade items and a raffle of items donated by vendors and a quilt made by member Alice Garcia. Garcia also is one of the many vendors. Courtesy photo

An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm