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Daily Postcard: Cedar Waxwings Crowd Local Birdbath

on April 16, 2017 - 6:55am
Daily Postcard: A small flock of cedar waxwings are spotted Thursday morning crowded around a birdbath at a Los Alamos home. Photo by Ken Hanson

Easter At Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

on April 16, 2017 - 6:53am

Happy Easter Los Alamos!

on April 16, 2017 - 6:11am

Happy Easter from the news team at the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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More Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017

on April 15, 2017 - 5:27pm

From left, Matelo Maestas, Matthew Campbell, Demitrius Sisneros, Tristan MacDonald, and Cameron Sisneros organize all their loot collected during the 2017 Elk's Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire event at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jackie and Adrian Njuyen have fun at today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Matthew Slowik, Jack Councel and Helen Slowik check out the eggs they collected during today's egg hunt. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Elks B.P.O.E #2083 Members Bill Gregory, disguised as Elroy, and Chris Weaver hand out

Scenes From Elks Egg Hunt And Wildfire 2017 Day

on April 15, 2017 - 5:18pm

A group of young people get ready to take their picture with the Easter Bunny during the 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Connor Hoch

A long line of families wait for their turn in the bouncy houses during today's 2017 Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt at Ashley Pond Park. The bouncy houses were free, courtesy of First Baptist Church. Photo by Connor Hoch

Classic Air Medical offers tours of its helicopter during today's Wildfire Elks Egg Hunt. Photo by Connor Hoch

Los Alamos Firefighters distribute bike helmets during the event today at Ashley

Los Alamos Police Help Ensure Public Safety During Annual Pilgrimage Underway To Chimayo

on April 15, 2017 - 10:43am

The Los Alamos Police Department together with the Rio Arriba Sheriff's Office help ensure public safety during the annual pilgrimage underway to Chimayo. Courtesy photo

National Park Week At Bandelier And Throughout System April 15-23

on April 15, 2017 - 10:42am
Entrance sign at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
All across the country, National Park Service units are celebrating National Park Week April 15-23. For parks that charge entrance fees, including Bandelier National Monument, both weekends, April 15-16 and April 22-23, will be fee free days, with no entry fees being charged.
 
During both weekends, everything in the bookstore in the Bandelier Visitor Center will be discounted 15 percent, and select items in the Gift Shop and Snack Bar will be on sale.
 
At 1 p.m.

Inert Nuclear Gravity Bomb Passes First F-16 Flight Test

on April 15, 2017 - 10:37am

Air Force F-16 aircraft. Courtesy/Kirtland AFB

KIRTLAND AFB News:

The non-nuclear bomb assembly used for the flight test was designed and manufactured by LANL and SNL

An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircrafts capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.

The F-16 from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada, released the weapon over

Udall On Trump Refusal To Release Visitor Logs

on April 15, 2017 - 10:35am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement Friday on the Trump administration’s decision that it will not release White House visitor logs, breaking with the pro-transparency precedent set by the Obama administration.

“This stunning decision from the Trump White House raises an obvious question: what is President Trump trying to hide? Once again, this administration is stonewalling information that Congress and the American people have a right to see.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Andrea Martinez At Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry

on April 15, 2017 - 10:34am

Dental Assistant Andrea Martinez works on a mouth guard Thursday at Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry, at 751 Trinity Dr. in the Smiths Marketplace shopping center. Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry is a sponsor of Los Alamos Little League and supplies free mouth guards to the organization. Martinez has worked at the dentist office for almost two years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Woodpecker Hammers Dead Tree At Bandelier

on April 15, 2017 - 10:30am

A woodpecker spotted at Bandelier National Monument … ‘In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.’ –Robert Lynd. Courtesy/National Park Service

Letter To The Editor: Spend Now, Repay Forever...

on April 15, 2017 - 9:07am
By KEI DAVIS
Los Alamos
 
Here we go again! Those aren't leaves on our trees, they're banknotes – and we have a lot of trees!
 
We're told that we cannot afford to replace the HVAC in the Mesa Public Library; staffing, hours, and frequency of warm water weekends at Larry Walkup only goes down; infrastructure generally crumbles around us; but obligating ourselves to $20 million to build and operate some high-maintenance new toys is a great idea! http://www.ladailypost.com/content/voters-consider-multi-generational-pool
 
It's such a good idea that it must be in the same exalted class of

April 17-18 Council Budget Hearing Agendas Released

on April 15, 2017 - 8:09am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has released the budget hearing agendas for the upcoming Los Alamos County Council Special Sessions.

The sessions are scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meetings are open to the public.

The agendas are available online at the following link: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

 

Letter To The Editor: Sheriff And LAPD

on April 15, 2017 - 7:57am
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos

Los Alamos sure must be a high crime area. The Sheriff needs a ¾ ton pickup complete with a radio, toolbox and a gooseneck trailer hitch, along with a police cruiser equipped with a cage for transportation, communication, and lights. The LAPD conducts a drug raid with half a dozen state troopers.

They even throw in a “bear in the air” for good measure. All I could think of was “You can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant”. Officer Obie must be proud. For those of you under the age of 60, go ask your parents.
 
P.S.

7th Annual Run For Her Life Race Results

on April 15, 2017 - 6:45am
Hadassah News:
 
All proceeds in Sunday's 7th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Races at East Park in Los Alamos were donated to Breast Cancer research.
 
In the 5K race, the top female finisher was Tammie Nelson with a time of 23:15 and the first male was Scott Valdez recording a 20:12. 
 
Erica Baron had a 40:12 for best female finisher in the 10K distance and Nathan Knapp was top male with a time of 40:12.
 
Race Results

Men 5K, 19 and under:

  • 44:19.30 Emmitt Tibbitts, White Rock
Men 5K, 20-29
  • 33:21 Daniel Livingston, Los Alamos
Men 5K, 30-39
  • 53:55 Michael Fensin, Los Alamos
Men

White Rock Visitor Center Now Hiring

on April 15, 2017 - 6:41am
White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The White Rock Visitor Center is seeking seasonal, part-time employees and volunteers for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle season.
 
During the months of May through October, the White Rock Visitor Center welcomes approximately 400-800 visitors a day. Volunteers are needed to serve as ambassadors to educate these visitors about the area and other attractions in Los Alamos and White Rock. Seasonal applicants must be available to work May 15 through Oct.

First Native Home Loan Intermediary Approved

on April 15, 2017 - 6:36am
Eric Vigil
 
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Eric Vigil announced, Native Community Finance (NCF) has been approved to become the agency’s newest “intermediary” or packager.
 
This certification is crucial since it is the first one given to a Native entity in the nation. This means NCF will help Native residents living in New Mexico apply for home loans utilizing USDA Rural Development’s Direct Home Loan Program on Tribal trust lands.
 
In making the announcement Vigil said, “The agency strongly believes by establishing a vast network of

New Chamisa K-Kids Club Collects Books For African School Library

on April 15, 2017 - 6:35am
Chamisa K-Kids show off some of the books they have collected for Bwaila LEA School in Zomba City, Malawi, Africa. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

The new Chamisa School K-Kids Club is collecting books to create a 1,000 book school library for the Bwaila LEA School in Zomba City, Malawi, Africa. This is being done in cooperation with the African Library Project. (Learn more at www.africanlibraryproject.org ).

The project  has created more than 2,000 school libraries in English-speaking African schools over the last 10 years.

During the next month, the students will be collecting new and

Governor Signs HB 58 - Rulemaking Requirements

on April 15, 2017 - 6:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has acted on the following legislation:
 
Signed House Bill 58 — Rulemaking Requirements [MESSAGE]

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument Closed April 16-17

on April 15, 2017 - 6:05am
BLM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Bureau of Land Management is announcing that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument near White Rock is closing Easter Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17.
 
These closures will allow members of the Cochiti Pueblo exclusive access to the monument for traditional cultural and religious activities. The Monument will reopen to the public Tuesday, April 18 during its regular hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the entrance gate closing at 6 p.m.
 
For more information, contact Rio Puerco Field Office Manager John Brenna at 505.761.8700.

Fiesta De La Primavera At Fuller Lodge April 30

on April 15, 2017 - 6:02am

Some Taxpayers Get Extensions Without Asking; Living Abroad, In Combat Zones, Disaster Areas...

on April 15, 2017 - 6:01am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  Even though April 18 is the tax-filing deadline for most people, some taxpayers in special situations qualify for more time without having to ask for it, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
 
Taxpayers in Presidentially-declared disaster areas, members of the military serving in a combat zone and Americans living and working abroad get extra time to both file their returns and pay any taxes due. Here are details on each of these special tax relief provisions.
 
Victims of Natural Disasters
 
Taxpayers in several disaster area localities qualify for more
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How The Hen House Turns—Bird Minds

on April 15, 2017 - 6:00am
Lucy and Bobbi at a stock tank. Courtesy photo
 
How the Hen House Turns—Bird Minds
By Cary Neeper


While watching our turkey, Little Bear, march across the backyard, it wasn’t difficult to believe that birds descended from dinosaurs. Little Bear (Turkey2) looked like a miniature T-Rex with her long neck stretching forward from a round body balanced over two long legs.

When I stretched out a hand filled with cracked corn, and she would rush over to snatch up the treat. Her gustatory preferences always surprised me. Why did she find dried corn kernels so delicious?

Daily Postcard: Tulips Brighten Local Parking Lot

on April 15, 2017 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: Colorful tulips brighten the parking lot Friday near the Verizon store in Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local Rockers Play Vegas

on April 14, 2017 - 7:04pm
DK Warner, left, and Phil Rocker play recently at Bathtub Row Brewing. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

It’s rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.! The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly extravaganza is the biggest rockabilly event in the U.S.

Front man DK Warner and drummer David Fellenz of the Los Alamos band DK and the Affordables will be joining Phil Rocker on stage at the Orleons Hotel 9:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday as Phil Rocker and the Bad Boys of Boomtown. If you can’t make Vegas, you can hear them tonight at Los Ojos in Jemez Springs. This also is your chance to hear DK play stand up base.

Warner met

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