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Scenes From ‘When Oil And Water Mix’ Art Opening

on October 19, 2018 - 7:17pm

Artists Anne Marie Trapp, left, and Kate O'Donnell greet visitors Thursday evening during the opening of their show, 'When Oil And Water Mix', at the Karen Wray Gallery. O’Donnell’s work is in oil and Trapp’s work is in water color. Their show runs through Nov. 10. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Shirley Huber enjoys the festivities at the art show opening Thursday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Roy Zimmerman Concert Thursday Oct. 25

on October 19, 2018 - 6:46pm



DPLA News:


The community is invited to attend a Roy Zimmerman Concert sponsored by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 North Sage St.


Over more than 20 years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Los Alamos Police Capture Car Thief In White Rock

on October 19, 2018 - 6:20pm

Chadrick Kalvin Cavanaugh

LAPD News:

At approximately 9 a.m. today, Cpl. David Boe was patrolling White Rock when he identified a stolen vehicle at Overlook Park. The suspect was in the area and fled on foot.

LAPD officers began searching the area for the suspect. Los Alamos Schools were notified of a potential felony suspect on foot in the area. Both Pinon Elementary School and Chamisa Elementry School went to “Lockout” procedures, which is to secure the perimeter out of an abundance of caution. 

LAPD officers observed the suspect attempting to flee at the bottom of the canyon near the

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Political Party Leaders

on October 19, 2018 - 5:50pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Los Alamos Republican Party Chair John Bliss and Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Robyn Schultz taking care of business this afternoon unexpectedly encountered each other at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Despite the frenzy that often comes near the tail end of the election season, these local party leaders exhibited good-natured friendliness toward one another. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Read Our Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on October 19, 2018 - 5:24pm

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.

Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS 1-4 p.m. Saturday

on October 19, 2018 - 4:48pm

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing for sale 1-4 p.m. Saturday at LAMS. Courtesy/LASS


Need some new gear for this coming winter? Come to Los Alamos Middle School this weekend for the annual Los Alamos Ski Swap.

The swap is 1-4 p.m. Saturday and includes the sale of new and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing.

Drop off equipment for resale 8-11 a.m. Saturday.

Pick-up unsold equipment and payment for sold equipment 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Proceeds from the Los Alamos Ski Swap benefit the Los Alamos

Reps. Lujan Grisham And Luján Demand Air Force Secretary Address Cannon AFB Water Contamination

on October 19, 2018 - 3:08pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, after New Mexico’s Environment Department (NMED) issued a warning that water from several wells on and off the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) have been contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

These chemicals are found in foam used for firefighting and are associated with an increased risk of cancer.


LAPS Unity Day: Wear And Share Orange Oct. 24

on October 19, 2018 - 9:42am
Third grade student Bianca Perraglio holds a poster she made for Aspen's Bully Prevention Poster Contest. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Unity Day is Wednesday, Oct. 24 and the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.
The goal of Unity Day is to come together against bullying and stand united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Bullying is one of the top concerns of the Los Alamos Public Schools’ Prevention Program.

Aging And Long-Term Services Department Offers Support For Medicare Open Enrollment

on October 19, 2018 - 9:28am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is reminding New Mexicans that Medicare Open Enrollment began this week and runs through Dec. 7.
Changes made during this period will take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
Medicare is federal health care coverage for those 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.
During open enrollment, participants can:
  • Adjust Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage.
  • Change from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa).
  • Switch between

SFNF: Hunters, Know Before You Go

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am

SFNF officials are encouraging hunters to be well prepared before entering into the forest. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe National Forest (Forest) officials encourage hunters to be well prepared before entering into the forest and to operate safely.

People require rescue almost every year because they weren’t prepared to enter into the forest and wilderness areas.

“Hunters got lost in two separate instances in the Santa Fe National Forest within the past few days,” said Diane Prather, Forest staff officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator.

Heinrich Releases Resource Guide On Federal Funding Opportunities To Address Opioid Crisis

on October 19, 2018 - 9:24am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released a Resource Guide on Federal Funding Opportunities to Address the Opioid Crisis to offer helpful information and guidance to local governments, tribes and service providers.
In addition to providing a clearinghouse of resources, Heinrich also encouraged eligible grant seekers in New Mexico to contact his office for assistance in identifying and competing for available funding opportunities.
"The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public

MorningStar Casts New Light On Senior Living

on October 19, 2018 - 9:01am

Cannon AFB Reveals Groundwater Contamination

on October 19, 2018 - 8:30am
NMED News:
CLOVIS The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) have been informed by Cannon Air Force Base that Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), chemicals associated with fire-fighting foams - used by Cannon Air Force Base personnel - have been detected in groundwater on and off base.
PFAS are emerging chemicals that may be associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health ailments.

Thanks To Many For Taste Of Knowledge Success!

on October 19, 2018 - 7:55am
LAPS Foundation student board members Maddie Ovaska and Isaac Ronning address the crowd at the Foundation’s recent fundraiser, A Taste of Knowledge. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Event goers during live auction portion of the LAPSF fundraiser. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Attendees including Jill Cook and Liz Cavasos, left, check out the silent auction items, generously donated by local businesses to raise funds for the LAPSF. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
Once again, Los Alamos came out to support public education at this year’s Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual

BLM Announces Sagebrush Treatments In San Juan And Rio Arriba Counties Beginning Oct. 26

on October 19, 2018 - 7:47am
BLM News:
FARMINGTON Beginning Oct. 26, the Bureau of Land Management, in partnership with the San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District, will treat up to approximately 9,803 acres of sagebrush.
Treatments will occur on BLM, state and private lands within San Juan and Rio Arriba counties in northwestern New Mexico where sagebrush densities have surpassed historic, naturally-occurring levels.
The objective of the treatments is to improve plant species diversity, which will benefit wildlife, rangeland and watershed health by reducing the density of sagebrush.

Iconic Turquoise Tab Necklace Is Back At MRM

on October 19, 2018 - 7:43am
Turquoise Necklace by Leekya Deyuse, c. 1946, gift of Paul Peralta-Ramos. Courtesy photo

Silver and moonstone necklace. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
This iconic turquoise necklace by Zuni jeweler Leekya Deyuse and originally owned by Millicent Rogers has just returned to the Millicent Rogers Museum after being on loan to the Albuquerque Museum for a special exhibit on jewelry from New Mexico.
The necklace is made of 294 tabs of Cerrillos and Blue Gem mined turquoise, weighs 4.5 lbs., and is the most iconic of all pieces of Southwest jewelery owned by the Millicent Rogers Museum

Late-Season Archery Elk Licenses Available Oct. 31

on October 19, 2018 - 7:38am
NMGF News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Game & Fish Department announces that 275 first-come, first-served late season bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 31.
The licenses will be available on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.
Available licenses include: Game Management Unit 12, Nov. 17-21, 25 licenses; Unit 34, Dec. 15-19, 200 licenses; and Unit 37, Dec. 1-5, 50 licenses. Special restrictions for elk harvested in Unit 34 can be found on page 85 of the current New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet.
The first 24 hours of

Daily Postcard: Fall Foliage Surrounds Los Alamos

on October 19, 2018 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: View of colorful fall foliage looking west from Canyon Road near the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on October 18, 2018 - 4:32pm

Chamber Hosting Daphne Weir Ribbon Cutting Today

on October 18, 2018 - 4:21pm


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Opening of the new office of accountant Daphne Weir, 4-7 p.m. today at 991 Central Ave.

There will be refreshments as well as prizes! Please join us to welcome Daphne!

Daphne has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She has been in the accounting industry for more than 20 years, owning her own accounting firm for more than seven years as a home based business.

PEEC Hosts Wilderness First Aid Course Nov. 3 & 4

on October 18, 2018 - 4:15pm

Earn Wilderness First Aid certifications at a two-day course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. Participants will receive their WFA certification, which is good for two years. Register now at or by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505.662.0460.

Jeff DeBellis from SOLO Wilderness Medical School will teach this class.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Concert Saturday, Sunday

on October 18, 2018 - 2:33pm
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its fall concert, How Can I Keep from Singing? Performances are 4 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe and 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos.

Composers are often inspired to honor and elevate folk songs and other “music of the people” into fancy art music. Included in Sangre de Cristo Chorale’s October concerts will be works by Bela Bartòk, Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland, Alice Parker, Gwyneth Walker, Mack Wilberg, and others.
Three of the pieces give a nod to veterans, inspired

New Children’s Book Celebrates Los Alamos

on October 18, 2018 - 2:16pm

The cover of Goodnight, Los Alamos. Courtesy image

The Bandelier scene in Goodnight, Los Alamos. Courtesy image


  • Local moms Whitney Spivey and Brenda Fleming write and illustrate Goodnight, Los Alamos, available Oct. 21

When first-time mom Whitney Spivey had twin daughters in March 2017, she struggled to find a Los Alamos-themed book to read to them before bed. So, she wrote one. In Goodnight, Los Alamos, two little girls say goodnight to 26 notable places and things around Los Alamos.

It starts like this:

The sun has moved from east to west,

over the Jemez it now rests.

County Councilors Chat With Community Members At Final Farmers Market Booth Of 2018 Season

on October 18, 2018 - 10:30am

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz and Vice Chair Christine Chandler chat with a community member this morning at the County Council Booth at the Farmers Market in the parking lot near Mesa Public Library. The councilors will be available to speak with folks until 11 a.m. today. This is the final County Council Booth of the 2018 Farmers Market season. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Visits Piñon Elementary School

on October 18, 2018 - 10:13am

A hot air balloon from Re/Max First of Los Alamos delights students this morning at Piñon Elementary School in White Rock. Some of the students' favorite questions: How high can the balloon go? Where is the restroom? Is there anyway the balloon can pop? How fast can it go? RE/MAX has been serving clients in the region for more than 20 years. For more information, click here. Photo by JJ Mortensen