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Los Alamos County Library System Announces Winners Of ‘Design A Bookmark’ Competition

on October 13, 2017 - 4:24pm

Blayne Bingham's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Bingham won in the sixth grade category. Courtesy photo 

Ellery Rathburn's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Rathburn won honorable mention in the third grade category. Courtesy photo 


In May, the Los Alamos County Library System revived its Design a Bookmark competition for students.

“We were so excited to bring this program back after a few year hiatus,” said Head of Youth Services Angie Manfredi. “It’s a fun activity for the kids and the library gets some cool new bookmarks to hand out!”

The library

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,

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

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/

Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

on October 13, 2017 - 7:58am
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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.

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


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.

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 Poetry At Mesa Library Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 3:39pm
From top left, Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day. From bottom left, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Not pictured: Casey Curtisand Matt Mesibov. Courtesy photo
MPL News:
Mesa Public Library will be open late Friday, Oct. 13, in order to take part in the Evening of Arts and Culture, happening at nine locations throughout downtown Los Alamos. Music, performing arts, theater, dance, visual art and poetry will all be presented free of charge.

Knights Of Columbus Haunted House Oct 27-28

on October 12, 2017 - 3:37pm


LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third

Taste Of Knowledge Event Sold Out

on October 12, 2017 - 8:55am
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its Taste of Knowledge event being held this Saturday, Oct. 14 has sold out.
The Foundation would like to thank everyone who has purchased tickets or made a donation.
If anyone else would care to make a donation to support the public schools' teachers, staff, students and facilities, they may do so at

Denny Erickson Wins 2017 Los Alamos History Award

on October 12, 2017 - 8:52am
Denny Erickson receives 2017 Los Alamos History Award. Courtesy photo
LAHA News:
Denny Erickson has received the 2017 Los Alamos History Award for his outstanding contributions to preserving the world-changing history of Los Alamos and for significant contributions to the organization that leads those preservationefforts.
Erickson, who served as co-chair of the multi-million dollar History is Here fundraising campaign, was president of the Los Alamos Historical Society for three years (2008–2010) and served for a decade on the board of directors.
The award nomination for

Governor Announces Court Appointments

on October 12, 2017 - 8:44am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced appointments to Division II of the First Judicial Court, and Division II of the Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Gregory Shaffer of Santa Fe has been appointed to Division II of the First Judicial District Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton.
Shaffer most recently served as county attorney for Santa Fe County where he built on his more than 20 years of legal experience.

Fun, Food And Gifts At PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:36am
Chick Keller helps a child safely view the sun at last year’s PEEC-nic. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to take part in their fall party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC’s annual membership meeting, fondly called PEEC-nic, is open to the public, not just members, and it’s free!
To celebrate PEEC has special activities planned, including hands-on activities for kids and adults, a chance to meet PEEC’s live animals, delicious desserts, and sun viewing through PEEC’s solar telescope, with the help

SGR Re-Election Campaign Kickoff Oct. 28

on October 12, 2017 - 8:16am

NMDOT Launches 'NM Bike Plan' Website And Interactive Map For Public Comment

on October 12, 2017 - 8:11am
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the launch of a project website and interactive map for the Prioritized Statewide Bicycle Network Plan (NM Bike Plan).
The website provides a platform for bicyclists and others to share their valuable input in the bicycle planning and route prioritization process.
Through an interactive map New Mexicans can identify currently used or potential bike routes and complete a questionnaire on user preferences.

Atomic City Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
ACCT News:
Atomic City Children's Theater (ACCT) will host a car wash 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos.
ACCT's talented and award winning students are hosting their car wash to raise funds for their upcoming February production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.
We hope the community will support these talented performers.
Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students

Public Input Requested For ADA Transition Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:54am

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is developing an ADA transition plan. The plan's initial focus includes sidewalks and curb ramps. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post 


The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is seeking the public’s input on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.


In March, Wilson & Company, an engineering firm from Albuquerque, was hired by the County to assemble the plan. A first draft of the plan was presented to the Transportation Board during its Oct.

John Arrowsmith Named 2017 Kiwanian Of The Year

on October 12, 2017 - 7:50am
John Arrowsmith, above, is the Kiwanian of the Year for 2017-2018. He has a long history of devoted service to Kiwanis. Courtesy photo
John Arrowsmith,  the 2017 Kiwanian of the Year in Los Alamos, is no newcomer. He has lived in Los Alamos County for 27 years, and he has been a member of Kiwanis here for about 25 years.
However, there are many things about him that even a Kiwanis member might not know.