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Luján: Safety Of LANL Workers And Los Alamos Community Must Be Paramount

on June 26, 2017 - 9:21pm

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today issued the following statement after press reports that Los Alamos National Laboratory is under investigation for violating nuclear shipping regulations:

“The alleged violations of nuclear material shipping regulations at LANL, if true, are deeply concerning. The safety of the workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and in the Los Alamos community must be paramount.

“LANL has rigorous protocols that govern the shipping of nuclear material, and if something in this process failed or

LAPD And Friends Of The Shelter Part Ways

on June 26, 2017 - 5:57pm
A dog at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter looking dapper in a snazzy bowtie. Courtesy/Don Taylor Photography
Los Alamos Daily Post


The Board of Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter late last week announced the indefinite suspension of its volunteer program in support of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

A statement released to local media says the Board feels this is an appropriate time for the Friends to “focus exclusively on assisting privately-owned companion animals and their families and private rescue organizations, including groups such as Dew Paws

Police Chief Reads To Kids During Safety Town Today

on June 26, 2017 - 4:59pm

Los Alamos Police Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reads Safety Town books to this year's upcoming Kindergarteners today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/

Chief Dino Sgambellone reads Safety Town books today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAPD brings out its robots to show the kids. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAPD robots on display. Photo by Chris Clark/

Kids wait their turn to get in the front seat of an LAPD car to learn about the internal operations of a police car. Photo by Chris

Council To Consider 8 Percent Increases To Water, Gas

on June 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
BPU Member Stephen McLin reads the motion to recommend County Council approve an 8 percent increase in gas rates during Wednesday's regular BPU meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
​Los Alamos Daily Post 


As result of two motions passed at the June 21 Board of Public Utilities (BPU) meeting, County Council will decide whether or not to increase water and sewer rates.


The board unanimously passed motions recommending council approve the rate increases during its regular meeting in council chambers.


If approved, each rate would increase 8

Scenes From Immaculate Heart Of Mary Annual Picnic

on June 26, 2017 - 4:32pm

From left, Seminarian Jason Marshall, Gloria Dunning and Jeff Dunning, at Sunday's annual picnic at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Robert Aiken, left, and Jack Hanlon chat at the annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish picnic. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Steve Ciddio serves up hamburgers to guests at Sunday's Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church annual picnic. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Father Glenn Jones and parish secretary Amanda Valdez at Sunday's Immaculate Heart of Mary

NNMC Hosts 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival

on June 26, 2017 - 4:25pm
NNMC News:
The Northern New Mexico College ¡Sostenga! Farm will hold its 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 1.
The festival marks one of the season’s first harvests and brings the community together in celebration of the traditional agricultural practices utilized on the ¡Sostenga! Farm.
It also highlights the culture and history of farming in northern New Mexico with a focus on traditional Hispano and Native American farming techniques, sustainable agriculture, and food justice.
Former lieutenant governor Roberto Mondragon will host

Orthodox Christian Church Welcomes New Bells

on June 26, 2017 - 4:17pm

​Father Theophan blesses three new bells following Sunday's Divine Liturgy at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

A large bronze bell and two smaller iron bells are waiting to be installed at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church gathered in their parish hall after Divine Liturgy Sunday for the blessing of three bells with a prayer and holy water by Father Theophan.