FBI: Suspect Sought In Kidnapping Of Girl In Kirtland

FBI News:

The FBI and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a man suspected of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Kirtland.

The girl, who was reported missing Tuesday night, was found alive at a trading post in Red Valley, Ariz., at approximately 7:30-7:45 a.m., Wednesday.

The suspect is described as a Native American male in his 30s-40s, approximately 6′ tall, with short brown hair. He had no facial hair.

He may be driving a dark colored four-door pickup truck with a bed cover, silver rims, and a 4×4 emblem.

He was last seen at Broken Horn arena/RV Park on County Road 6100 Read More

Lifelong Hilltoppers Bring Back LA Mountain

A group of lifelong Hilltoppers wanted to bring back the LA Mountain in a fun way. They turned the effort into a restoration project recently by cleaning up paint cans, lids and other garbage. Photo by Kristy Ortega Read More

Thank You Sponsors Of Joel M. Williams Tennis Tournament!

Los Alamos Tennis Club Board Of Directors 

The 4th Annual Joel M. Williams Tennis Tournament was a HUGE SUCCESS!!

The Los Alamos Tennis Club held the subject tournament in continuing honor of Joel M. Williams, who was a tremendous supporter of tennis in Los Alamos over the past 50-60 years.

We believe that the tournament was such a large success due to the efforts of the New Zealand duo of David Rutherford and Nicola Winch as the tournament directors. They did something we had never done before, held all games at Urban Park Courts!!  This created such a great comradery of all in attendance Read More

101-Year-Old Helen Benson Visits League Exhibit At Library

Helen Benson, born Aug. 16, 1920, two days before Tennessee became the 36th state to approve the 19th Amendment visits the Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library to see the LWVLA exhibit on the struggle for the vote. Courtesy/Jody Benson 

Helen Benson, 101, visits the Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library recently to see the LWVLA Exhibit on the struggle for the vote. Helen and her daughter Jody Benson stand with a photo of Alice Paul who was jailed Nov. 9, 1917 for ‘obstructing traffic’ while in front of the White House, went on a hunger strike and was brutally force-fed. Courtesy/Jody Benson

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Whipple: Forest Bathing Or Shinrin-Yoku For Better Health

By Dr. Laura Whipple DC
Los Alamos

Forest Bathing was defined by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture in 1982 to encourage people to spend more time in nature.

This practice encourages us to spend more time outside so we can absorb the beauty, smells and sounds of our natural environment. This healing technique is unique because it passively restores physiological and psychological health through our five senses when we are immersed in nature instead of relying on medication.

Our system is recharged by experiencing the forest and by eliminating the noise, stress and technology around us.

It Read More

Topper Boys Soccer Fall To The Rams In Overtime

Ty Hinojoso makes a centering pass in front of the Ram’s goal in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Jaime Tarrazas finds a hole in Ram’s defense and kicks in the second goal in the first half. Photo by John McHale/


In the waning moments of the first overtime period, the Rio Rancho Rams scored on a quick-strike chance to knock off the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team.

In the 90th minute, Rio Rancho’s Jamal Bynum banged in a header from close range to lift the Rams to a 3-2 victory over Los Alamos at Sullivan Field. It was just Los Alamos’ second loss of Read More

Del Norte LOV Foundation Fall Grant-Making Cycle

Del Norte LOV Foundation News:

SANTA FE — The Del Norte LOV (Living Our Vision) Foundation, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), has announced the opening of its fall 2021 grant cycle. Aimed at contributing to youth and family programs provided by diverse 501(c) 3 organizations in New Mexico, the fall grant-making program will evenly distribute a total $12,500 among five recipients.

“In continuing with our mission to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico, we are excited to continue the Del Norte LOV Foundation’s Community Read More

Mountain Club News For 2021/2022 Season

Mountain Club swimmer Sonya Parkin, daughter of Scott Pakin and Anna Matsekh. Courtesy/Mountain Club

Mountain Club

Hello everyone, we are finally back to the pool after a long wait!

First, I would like to take a moment to appreciate everyone, our wonderful parents and dear swimmers, for your support and commitment to OUR Mountain Club, especially during the difficult covid period. As a swim coach, it is my pleasure to contribute my share to keep our swimmers healthy mentally and physically.

Our swimmers have worked hard and made a huge progress with your support during the last year. Read More

NMPED Launches Social-Emotional Learning Portal

PED Behavioral Health Coordinator Leslie Kelly


SANTA FE — The Public Education Department (PED) has launched an online portal to give parents, students and educators free access to resources to better understand, teach and support social-emotional learning in order to build positive school cultures and happy, successful students. 

The department partnered with 7 Mindsets, a national leader in online social emotional learning solutions, to create and maintain the New Mexico Cares portal. The portal provides access to the company’s courses, curricula, leadership training Read More

Daily Postcard: Signs Of Fall Along Canyon Road

A yellowing Tree of Heaven spotted Monday on Canyon Road near 9th Street. Photo by Dixon Wolf 

A Virginia Creeper Juniper with berries spotted Monday on Canyon Road near 9th Street. Photo by Dixon Wolf  Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Sept. 15 Update: 690 New Cases, Totaling 243,085 With 18 New Deaths And 211,164 Recovered

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced  690 additional COVID-19 cases today in New Mexico.

Los Alamos County reports two new cases today bringing the total 637  people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 18 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 690 additional COVID-19 Read More

Atomic City Transit – Detour On Route 3 (Canyon And Central) To Begin Thursday Sept. 16

Atomic City Transit detour on Route 3 begins Thursday, Sept. 16. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County’s Atomic City Transit will operate a detour on Route 3 (Canyon and Central) due to road construction work on Entrada Drive beginning Thursday, Sept. 16 until further notice.

The Route 3 detour will travel on Camino Entrada and bypass Entrada Drive bus stops #571 (by the Los Alamos Co-op) and #570 (by Holiday Inn Express), which will be closed during the detour.

A temporary bus stop will be available on the southbound side of Camino Entrada just before Entrada Drive. A map of the detour and Read More

New Mexico Extends Indoor Masks To At Least Oct. 15

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – The statewide requirement that face masks be worn in all indoor public spaces, with only limited exceptions and regardless of vaccination status, will be extended, the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday.

Gov. Lujan Grisham authorized the reimplementation of the mask requirement last month in an effort to stem the state’s rising tide of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. 

The reimplemented facemask requirement has contributed to reducing viral transmission in the state over the last month; the state’s 7-day average Read More

Chart 507: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Sept. 15

This scatter plot shows the average daily number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations per 100,000 people versus the percentage of the eligible population who completed their vaccination series by county. Los Alamos and the statewide average are highlighted in red. Los Alamos is the only county in the state with a hospitalization rate equal to zero. Sources: New York Times and New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
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Rojas Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race on the Aquatic Center Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Aurea Rojas had a perfect prediction for her 33:00 time in the weekly pace race held Tuesday on the Aquatic Center Trail. 

Other accurate predictors are: 

  • Zach Medin with a 3 second differential;
  • Ted Atkins, Senior at 6 seconds off;
  • Roxana Candia with a 21 second difference; and
  • and Felix Candia at 24 seconds off.

In the 1 mile paved course, Adrian Medin, 10, was the best finisher recording a 7:09 and the first female finisher was Anna Ferenbaugh, 12, at 10:11.

Logan Nolan, 11, had 10:44 for top Read More

Updated Topper Weekly Sports Schedule


The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Sept. 14 through Sept. 18:


Sept. 14 Tuesday

  • Girls Soccer vs Rio Rancho Away 6 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer vs Rio Rancho Home 6 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel
  • Volleyball vs Santa Fe Prep Home 6 p.m.

Sept. 15 Wednesday

  • Volleyball vs Sandia Prep Home 6 p.m. – No Broadcast Today

Sept. 16 Thursday

  • Boys Soccer vs St. Pius Away 3:30 p.m.
  • Girls Soccer vs St. Pius Home 4 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Sept. 17 Friday (HOMECOMING)

  • Football vs Gallup Home 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube
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Luján On Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

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

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 annually:

“Every year from September 15 to October 15, our nation proudly takes time to reflect on the important role that the Hispanic community plays in the success of America during Hispanic Heritage Month.

“With a rich culture and long-held traditions that have become part of the fabric of our nation, the Hispanic community has played a vital role in American society and continues to produce Read More

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