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Los Alamos National Bank Retires Old Debt

on June 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos National Bank has climbed out of a tangle of debt and other challenges dating back to March of 2009 when it took TARP.

LANB President and CEO John Gulas

LANB President and Chief Executive Officer John Gulas explained during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post that his management team has taken steps to tackle the bank's challenges over the last three years since he has taken over the helm.

“We were able to wipe out our TARP debt completely

LANL's Chris Fresquez Named DOE Small Business Program Manager Of The Year

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am

LANL Small Business Program Manager Chris Fresquez, center, is the recipient of the 2016 Small Business Program Manager of the Year Award given annually by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos small business program manager recognized for forward-thinking efforts

Chris Fresquez, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s small business program manager, is the recipient of the 2016 Small Business Program Manager of the Year Award given annually by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

Nothing To Do? ... So Not True! Los Alamos County Hosts 100 Days of Summer Program

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am
The 100 Days of Summer kicked off May 26 and runs through Sept. 8. Los Alamos County Image
Los Alamos Daily Post

“There’s nothing to do” is a commonly stated phrase, especially in small towns. The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is striving to prove this statement wrong through its 100 Days of Summer Program.


The program kicked off May 26 during the Los Alamos County Summer Concert; its purpose is to educate locals on the multitude of  local programs and activities in town so they will stay in the County rather than venture elsewhere in search

Keevama Awarded 2017 Thomas Intrator Scholarship

on June 8, 2017 - 9:58am

Erica Keevama, recipient of the 2017 Thomas Intrator scholarship. Jessica Booton Photography,


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced this week that the 2017 Thomas Intrator Scholarship has been awarded to Erica Keevama.

The scholarship honors Thomas Intrator, who was a distinguished plasma physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The funds for the scholarship are distributed by the LAPS Foundation.

Intrator encouraged, fostered and practiced a sense of curiosity.

Los Alamos Police Department Seeks Identities Of Two Female Suspects In May 31 Shoplifting Case

on June 8, 2017 - 9:19am

Shoplifting suspect number one. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect number two. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two female suspects seen in video surveillance footage from a shoplifting incident May 31 at a store on Central Avenue.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.

Anyone with information can call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662-8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous.

A secondary view of shoplifting suspect number one.

Los Alamos Historical Society Wins Two National Awards

on June 8, 2017 - 9:06am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Los Alamos Historical Society is the recipient of two Awards of Merit for the new exhibits at the Los Alamos History Museum as well as its recently published book, Doomed to Cooperate.
The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 72nd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
“These are tremendous honors for our organization,” said Heather McClenahan, executive director of

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50 Years!

on June 8, 2017 - 9:04am

White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo


On Sunday, June 11, White Rock Presbyterian Church will celebrate 50 years of witness and service in White Rock and Los Alamos.

White Rock Presbyterian Church was chartered June 25, 1967. For four and a half years WRPC existed as a new church development project of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. In January of 1972 the church became fully self-supporting, and a year later there were 178 members on the church rolls.

The church met for its first few years at

Scenes From Senior Appreciation Night At Los Alamos Nature Center

on June 8, 2017 - 7:43am

Rosa the Milk Snake had a lot of admirers gathered at the Los Alamos Nature Center during last week's Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Felicia Orth

The vinegaroon even made friends! Photo by Felicia Orth

Illuminating Octavius the tarantula. Photo by Felicia Orth

Rick Wallace, the Planetarium volunteer who ran fractal shows all night during last week's Senior Approciation Night event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Felicia Orth

Leo Rose, facilitated the graduates holding the vinegaroon, a large fierce-looking arachnid that does not bite, although its feet pinch a little as it

Get On The Bus! ACT Offers Free Rides During Summer Concert Series Every Friday

on June 8, 2017 - 7:17am


Don’t forget! The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide bus service Friday nights to ensure residents get to and from the Summer Concerts at Ashley Pond Safely. This service extends the regular weekly fixed route service provided by ACT. Service areas will include White Rock, North Mesa, and North Community. Dial-a-Ride service will be available for any location in Los Alamos not serviced via the fixed routes. Reservations can be made one day in advance. Call 661.RIDE (661.7433). Plan ahead and take the bus to and from Ashley Pond.

UNM-LA Career Class Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on June 8, 2017 - 7:11am

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor anf Graphic Designer Bonnie Gordon gives a presentation Tuesday to a class of Los Alamos Middle School students enrolled in a career program at UNM-Los Alamos. The class visited the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters in downtown Los Alamos to learn about advertising and marketing in the newspaper business. Photo by Chris Clark/

Bonnie Gordon hands out newspaper copies to students to look over various forms of advertising and learn about marketing in the newspaper business. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris

Summer Travel Starts With The Enchanted 8

on June 8, 2017 - 7:01am
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NMTD News:
The New Mexico Tourism Department unveiled a new list of road trips that will anchor summer travel in the Land of Enchantment.
The “Enchanted 8” is a collection of eight New Mexico True road trips designed to feed your soul (and your stomach), and beginning today potential visitors can expect to see and hear a lot more about New Mexico’s appeal for road warriors. (Read full story here).
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Train It New Mexico Offers Vegetation Management

on June 8, 2017 - 6:59am

TINM News:
Train It New Mexico would like to extend an opportunity to attend a two-day training on vegetation management June 12-13 at the Days Inn, 2900 Cerrillos in Santa Fe. 
In the training, several modules will provide an understanding of the importance of working with mechanical operations to obtain the best results when using herbicide to enhance parks, airports, public spaces, and many other areas. 
We go over the identification of weeds, including identification of weeds from infancy through maturity.

NMDOH: Tips On Staying Safe In Summer Heat

on June 8, 2017 - 6:54am

Keep cool this summer. Courtesy image ​


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) offers tips for residents to stay safe and healthy throughout the summer, while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer.

With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns with heat exposure, hydration, safe food handling when in the outdoors, and the return of mosquito season. There are a variety of ways to reduce your health risks and today we look at ways to avoid heat induced illness.

Avoid Heat Induced Illness

There were 137 emergency department visits in New

Fishing Report: Conditions Deemed Fair-To-Good

on June 8, 2017 - 6:43am

The fishing on the Chama River below El Vado Dam is fair-to-good. Courtesy Photo​

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rio Grande and streams flowing out of the Sangre de Cristo mountains are still running high. The Pecos River may be your best bet. Despite heavy flows, the fishing has been fair to good. Fly fishers should go with nymphs or San Juan worms. Flows in the Red River are still heavy. The Red River above Questa received a stocking of bigger-than-average trout last week.

Streams in the Jemez mountains are in better condition as the runoff has already peaked and streams are

Fifth Annual Inside] Out Art Exhibition Opens Sept. 15

on June 8, 2017 - 6:40am
SFCG News:
SANTA FE  The Inside] Out Art Exhibition, an annual exhibition giving those who are living with mental illness a venue for showing their art in a professional gallery, will be held this year for the first time in the downtown Santa Fe Community Gallery.
The exhibition, which opens Sept. 15 and is on view through Oct. 14, is part of Inside] Out Arts, one of three major programs of the Compassionate Touch Network, a Santa Fe based non-profit whose mission is to promote mental health literacy for youth, teens, and adults using education and the arts.

Summer And Fall Field User Meeting June 28

on June 8, 2017 - 6:38am
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.
Bring all schedule requests and a copy of the organization’s Liability of Insurance naming Los Alamos County as additional insured to the meeting. Mandatory attendance is required. Anyone unable to attend, should designate someone to attend in their place.
Direct questions to Kim Trujillo at 505.662.8159. Forms can be obtained on the County website

LAVNS: Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness

on June 8, 2017 - 6:33am
A Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness

Our Mission Statement: The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality responsiveness, integrity, and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Health and Hospice Services.

We believe that Hospice provides a unique opportunity to help terminally ill patients, as well as their families and caregivers, at a time when it can be difficult for them to answer the question asked by so many people who want to help: “What can I do for you?” The patients and their families are the directors; our nurses and

Daily Postcard: Horse Finds Grass Really Is Greener

on June 8, 2017 - 6:10am

Daily Postcard: A horse finds the grass really is greener on the other side of this fence at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Los Alamos/Japan Project Partners With Green Legacy Hiroshima To Safeguard Atomic Bomb Seeds

on June 7, 2017 - 4:36pm


Los Alamos History Museum News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project is proud to announce its newest partnership with Green Legacy Hiroshima, an organization dedicated to safeguard and to spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima's atomic bomb survivor trees. The Los Alamos History Museum is the grateful recipient of four varieties of second-generation, atomic bomb tree seeds-camphor, ginkgo, holly, and persimmon.

Dichroic Glass Sculpture Installed At Golf Course

on June 7, 2017 - 3:57pm

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building on Diamond Drive. Courtesy/LAC

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building. Courtesy/LAC


The Art in Public Places Board is pleased to announce the installation of a suspended dichroic glass sculpture (“Carry the Light”) made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor.

LAFSF Summer Series Continues June 14

on June 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
Morrie Pongratz will present the third installment of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s summer series Wednesday, June 14.
The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. In this third presentation we encounter “evolution” and discuss the impact of Darwin’s work on our concept of God and the cosmos. The talk will highlight the insights of the scientist and theologian, Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., the author of “The Phenomenon of Man”.
The talk will also introduce the work of Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Professor John Haught,

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 7

on June 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Cliburn finalists, standing, from left, Americans Daniel Hsu and Kenneth Broberg, South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, Russian Yuri Favorin, and seated: Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and Georgy Tchaidze of Russia. Courtesy Photo 


Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
It was a long and busy last day in the Cliburn Competition semi-final round.

Kenneth Broberg of the U.S. shot up in my estimation after a magisterial performance of the Liszt B-minor sonata.  Italian Leonardo Pierdomenico sank just a little after a nice but not stellar recital.

LAHS’s Griffith Gymnasium Gets New Flooring

on June 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School is getting a new floor. For the past several years the old floor was having problems with dead spots caused by the sub floor support failing. The problem was chronic and major repairs were looming. Arbo’s Flooring Service from Amarillo, Texas is installing the new flooring. The work is expected to continue for the next eight weeks. Photo by John McHale/

Photo by John McHale/

Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday

on June 7, 2017 - 1:55pm

Los Alamos Rotary Honors Distinguished Student Of Service Sarah Shipley

on June 7, 2017 - 7:33am
​Distinguished Student of Service Sara Shipley, center, is joined by Rotarian Karen Easton, left, her parents Jim and Dawnmarie Shipley, and grandparents Carolyn and Jim Shipley. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
Los Alamos High School junior Sarah Shipley was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. 
Shipley is the daughter of Dawnmarie and Jim Shipley.
Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.