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BLM Launches Wild Horse And Burro ‘Online Corral’ To Connect Americans With Adoptable Animals

on May 20, 2018 - 2:57pm


BLM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management has announced the launch of the Wild Horse and Burro “Online Corral” -- a new website focused on connecting the American public with wild horses and burros available for adoption or purchase.

The BLM also announced the 2018 wild horse and burro event schedule, featuring nearly 70 events nationwide that focus on placing wild horses and burros in good homes. To access the 2018 schedule visit the BLM wild horse and burro adoption events page at:; the Online Corral can be accessed at:

Hutchinson-Bass: Grades Strengthen Accountability In Education Preparation Programs

on May 20, 2018 - 2:44pm
By Jill Hutchinson-Bass
Santa Fe Teacher
I am a proud Aggie and Lobo! I graduated from New Mexico State University in 1991, the same university my paternal grandparents graduated from as teachers in the 1920’s. After I got my BA in education, I earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Mexico. Still, I struggled as a new teacher, starting out with so little time in the field.
There were things I wished I knew how to do better, such as valuing the cultural context of English Language Learners and building better relationships with students and

Read Our Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on May 20, 2018 - 2:23pm

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well.

Letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

Zumbini Class Coming In June

on May 20, 2018 - 1:54pm


Zumbini, a parent/caregiver and child bonding class begins June 9 at Family Strengths Network (FSN) on Orange Street.

Zumbini is a baby-caregiver bonding class that incorporates music and dancing. It's designed for ages newborn to 4 years of age and their parents/caregivers.
Register here to attend a free demo of the class at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Family Strengths Network.
Register here for the class now to receive $5 off the session. Use the code DEMO5OFF.
Contact Kate Ramsey for more information at 505.663.6105 or

Shin: No Need For Financial Pain To Expand Pre-K

on May 20, 2018 - 1:31pm
GOP Candidate
NM House Dist. 43
Expanding pre-K access is a positive step forward for New Mexico's children. Research shows the benefits of early education, especially for "high risk" kids living with poverty, abuse, and neglect. Chris Chandler says that “there may be financial pain” (link) involved with raiding our Land Grant Permanent Fund or raising taxes to fund more public pre-K.  In the 2019 legislative session, there will undoubtedly be another push for a constitutional amendment to do just that, with the end goal of a “universal pre-K” pipe dream.

There's a better

New Mexico Fiber Crawl Continues Today

on May 20, 2018 - 8:52am
As part of the second Annual New Mexico Fiber Crawl, Los Alamos fiber artists showed their crafts and sold their wares Saturday in the Pajarito Ballroom in Fuller Lodge. They will return 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for a second day of viewing and shopping. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Ida Saleh tries out a Baby Wolf loom. Several looms were set up for visitors to try at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Master quilter Katy Korkos shows off her work, which is for sale at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
odi Vurney holds down the fort

Annual Splash-n-Dash Series Begins May 30

on May 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Spash. Courtesy photo

Dash. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Triatomics Multisports club ( invites athletes to participate in the annual Splash n Dash series (swim+run) Wednesday May 30, June 13, June 27 and July 11.

This event is excellent preparation for the July 28 Los Alamos Triathlon ( s/los-alamos-triathlon).

Athletes of all abilities are welcome, and this is a fun family event.  Participants pick their course and starting group according their expected swim time.


Scenes From Pig + Fig Ribbon Cutting Saturday

on May 20, 2018 - 8:32am
Co-owners Chef Laura Crucet and her father Fernando Crucet cut the ribbon Saturday morning at Pig +Fig Cafe's new location, 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Her sons, Julian,left, and Will hold the ribbon. They are joined by staff and well-wishers. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pig+Fig co-owner and chef Laura Crucet with her sons Will, left, and Julian. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pig+Fig created refreshments for the grand opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Hosts Beer & Burger Bash

on May 20, 2018 - 8:19am
A crowd gathers Saturday for food, drink and music at the second annual Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in Mari Mac Plaza. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family fun Saturday at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Santa Fe band Escape on a Horse entertains the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
About 10 kinds of beer and cider were available for tasting and purchase at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets May 23

on May 20, 2018 - 8:03am


The Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meeting is noon Wednesday, May 23, in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Review of Task Force Charter
IV. Overview of Tourism Strategic Plan
V. Discussion of format, date, time for future meetings
VI. Public Comment
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: TBD
VIII. Adjourn Meeting

Cat Adoption Fees Waived At Santa Fe Animal Shelter

on May 20, 2018 - 7:39am


With the recent success of “Free the Shelter” earlier this month, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has announced that they will waive the adoption fee on all cats, five months and older, and offer 50 percent off the adoption fee for kittens through the end of May.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter, northern New Mexico’s only and largest open-admission, no-kill shelter, will hold its “Cat Fee Waived Adoption Event” at 100 Caja del Rio, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, May 31.

“Truly there is no love like unconditional love of a shelter pet, and we have many kitties


Los Alamos Mountaineers Talk: Explore Unusual Discovery Of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday Evening

on May 20, 2018 - 7:31am

John T.M. Lyles discusses the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday at Nature Center. Photo by John Lyles


The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host John T.M. Lyles discussing the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern, Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lyles’ presentation follows the regular Mountaineer’s meeting at 7 p.m., which takes about 15 minutes and will cover information about upcoming outings.

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood when a water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit.

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 20, 2018 - 7:27am

Los Alamos High School sophomores on a 'New Mexico History' field trip, which included a scavenger hunt taking them around to various farmers where they learned more about the farming history in New Mexico. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is part of the Los Alamos MainStreet program and open every 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday through October. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Gonzalez FarmsPhoto by KayLinda Crawford

Art in Public Places Board members seeks community input about upcoming art projects. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

The flowers are in bloom at the Farmers

Scenes From Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival

on May 20, 2018 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Arts Council volunteer Justin Cayton gets a donation jar ready before the start of the Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Cameryn Lucero puts the finishing touches on her kite during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. The festival, which continues today, features a kite building workshop as well as flying demonstrations and kite and food vendors. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Alannah Lavy has fun decorating her kite. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Azariah Harless and his father

Fr. Glenn: The Leap Of Faith

on May 20, 2018 - 7:13am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks to Terry Goldman for his comments about last week’s column. He mentions a “quibble”, there’s really no quibble at all because we’re in full agreement concerning the realm of physical sciences. My point was that, absent tangible and verifiable evidence, we use that which we have to determine the likely existence (or not) of an entity.

For instance, in the dark matter example, even if no further evidence could be found either to the affirmation or contrary, science would likely still hypothesize its

UNM-LA: Parenting University – Lets CHAT

on May 20, 2018 - 7:10am
Parents and guardians listen as Denise Matthews from PEEC discusses the multiple benefits for families of investing time in nature. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
LAPS District Site Tech Administrator Sal Zapien and LAHS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz hold parents and guardians attention as they present proactive positive home and school tech strategies. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-Los Alamos Community Education, the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) held a Parenting University event April

Vaudeville Returns To The Lensic June 15

on May 20, 2018 - 7:09am
SANTA FE Celebrate The Lensic’s early days as a vaudeville venue with an all-new variety show, “Vaudeville at The Lensic,” created by veteran comedy and television writer Ron Bloomberg, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
Tickets: $25 adults; $18 students under 18. Available at, 505.988.1234, or the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
When the newly constructed Lensic Theater opened in 1931, it welcomed top vaudeville performers of the era—live on stage—from Judy

Council Candidate John Bliss Stresses His Experience

on May 20, 2018 - 7:07am

Los Alamos County Council candidate John Bliss. Courtesy/Kiwanis

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

John Bliss, a Republican running for County Council, is a devoted family man. When Kiwanis invited him to come and speak April 3, he said no because his son was getting married in another state.

Given another chance in May, he agreed—but said he might have to answer his telephone during the meeting because his fifth grandchild was due.

In his remarks, he stressed his experience as a leader and the importance of experience to the council.

During his years in the Army, Bliss said

Udall Urges Support For NM’s Air Force Bases

on May 20, 2018 - 7:06am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON — Thursday, during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the FY2019 budget for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall urged Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to support funding and resources for projects critical to the operations and competitiveness of Holloman, Cannon, and Kirtland Air Force bases.
Udall pressed Wilson and Chief of Staff of the U.S.

Los Alamos Choral Society Concert ‘Freedom!’ May 27

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
Choral Society’s Steve Paxton conducts his first Los Alamos concert ‘Freedom!’ at 4 p.m., May 27. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Choral Society

The Los Alamos Choral Society’s 2018 Memorial Day concert—"Freedom!”—is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

Tickets are $15 per adult at CB FOX in Los Alamos or at the door. Student admission is free. This will be the Choral Society’s first concert since Steve Paxton took over as conductor.

Paxton, former chairman of the Contemporary Music Program at the Santa Fe University of Art and

Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging Trump Administration To Combat Anti-Semitism

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan group of 41 U.S. senators urging President Donald Trump to appoint a Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, a position at the U.S. Department of State that has now remained vacant for more than 15 months.
In a letter to President Trump, the senators emphasized the importance of the United States leading with action to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.
“There has been an acute global increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the last year, often

County Assessor Ken Milder ‘Loves His Job’

on May 20, 2018 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder is running for reelection. Courtesy/Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Democrat Ken Milder, the Los Alamos County assessor, is seeking re-election, and he is unopposed in both the Primary Election and the General Election.

Nevertheless, he told Kiwanis in a recent talk, “You can still vote for me….”

Milder has lived in Los Alamos County for 44 years. He retired after working 38 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also served 12 years on the Utilities Board and 12 years on the County Council.

He noted that—like a

Guided Walking Tour Of Jemez Springs Sites May 28

on May 20, 2018 - 6:59am
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Monday, May 28, visitors to Jemez Springs will be able to immerse themselves into the Village’s history through a guided walking tour, presented by the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library.
A limited 40 tickets will be sold for the walking tour, with proceeds benefiting the Friends group.
“Jemez Springs is rich in its history, culture and multi layered stories,” said Suzanne Swetnam, president of the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library. “The historic buildings that still stand in Jemez Springs have many stories to tell.

Notice Of Possible Quorum: LAPS Board Monday

on May 20, 2018 - 6:53am

State Police Mourn Loss of Sgt. Thomas Vitale

on May 20, 2018 - 6:53am

Sgt. Thomas Vitale

NMSP News:

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of New Mexico State Police Sgt. Thomas Vitale. Sgt. Vitale suffered an unexpected medical incident while on duty Saturday and did not survive.

Sgt. Vitale was a dedicated and hard-working member of the New Mexico State Police family, and he will be sorely missed.

Sgt. Vitale served with the New Mexico State Police for 18 years and was assigned to District 12 in Deming. He also is a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife and three children.

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete