Atomic City Transit Holiday Closure, Peak Service Suspension

ACT News:

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit (ACT) will not operate Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Regular service will resume Tuesday, May 31.

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, service for Route 1, Route 6 and Route 2 will be suspended until further notice.

Call the ACT office at (505) 661-RIDE (7433) for any additional information or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time.

For the specific route service schedules, click here. Read More

ChamberFest Registration Closes Tonight!


ChamberFest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and registration is closing tonight!
Register NOW!

ChamberFest is the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce annual street fair exclusively featuring Chamber Members.

Sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust, businesses and nonprofits showcase their products and services for visitors and locals alike. This is just one of your exclusive member benefits to enhance your visibility in the marketplace. You must be a Chamber member to participate.
Please register by this evening to be included in the printed marketing materials.

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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

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

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page. Read More

Step Up Gallery To Feature ‘Toward The Face Of The Divine: Eastern Orthodox Icons’


There are vital, reasons for creating and using icons. They are alternately and at once used as aides in prayer, decoration of the church and of personal homes, as well as instruction on the story of salvation, the Gospel in color, so to speak.

Their tradition has been part of Church tradition since Saint Luke the Evangelist painted the first icon the Theotokos and Christ Child.

Icons have been created using many different media over the centuries, but egg tempera is one of the most ubiquitous. An emulsion of egg yolk and white wine/vinegar is used to suspend and spread earth pigments Read More

Heinrich, Luján Introduce Legislation To Help New Mexico Respond And Recover From Wildfires


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) to introduce two bills to support efforts in New Mexico and across the country to put fires out faster and better protect communities from post-fire flooding.

The Fire Suppression Improvement Act would help ease the burden on state and local governments who are shouldering the weight of increasingly devastating wildfires by expanding FEMA’s Federal Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) to better support the pre-deployment of assets Read More

Chart 646: Los Alamos Among Six New Mexico Counties Moving From Green To Yellow On CDC Map

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today its weekly update to the COVID-19 community level map. The CDC framework designates community level based on diagnoses and hospitalization levels (link). Masks are recommended for at-risk (for example, immunocompromised) individuals in counties with the intermediate, yellow, risk level. A majority of New Mexicans live in counties currently yellow on the CDC map. Source: CDC. Map: Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

Memorial Service For Donald Randolph Tuesday June 7

Donald ‘Randy’ Randolph April 12, 1935 – April 8, 2022


A Memorial Services for will be held for Donald “Randy” Randolph at 10:30 a.m., June 7 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 

The family invites all to join them for a reception after the service from noon to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave., in Los Alamos. Read More

Scenes From Mountain’s ‘May The 4th Be With You’

Scene from the Wednesday, May 4 with Jeff Favorite of the Hill Stompers challenged by Luke Sky Walker, (Charlotte Burns), as students and facility at Mountain Elementary School are joined by the Hill Stompers to play Star Wars music to celebrate Star Wars Day. Photo by John McHale/

A few 5th and 6th grade members of the Mountain School Band were invited to join the Hill Stompers to play Star Wars music Wednesday, May 4 before school. Photo by John McHale/

Luke Sky Walker, Charlotte Burns and Dark Ray, Anna Moore, have a dueling good time. Photo by John McHale/ Read More

Cerro Pelado Fire Remains At 45,605 Acres & 92% Contained

USDA Forest Service:

The USDA Forest Service issued the following update today on the status of the Cerro Pelado Fire.

There will be warmer weather over the fire area today with sunny skies in the morning. There is zero percent chance of precipitation, and the maximum temperature will reach into the low 80’s.

Relative humidity will be in the low teens. Southwest winds are forecast. Fire behavior continues to be minimal across the fire area.

Incident Statistics:

  • Size: 45,605 acres
  • Containment: 92 percent
  • Start Date: April 22, 2022
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Total personnel: 434

Fire Operations: 

On the  Read More

Process To Replace LAFD Stations Begins

Fire Chief Troy Hughes looks over plans for new Station 5, which will be the first of several replacements of LAFD’s stations. Station 5 is owned by DOE and located on West Jemez Road.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Firefighting has changed a lot since many of the Los Alamos Fire Department’s stations were built around 70 years ago. As a result, the process is underway to replace the fire stations – starting with the ones located on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

“The plan, the Laboratory plan or DOE plan, is Read More

Ungerleider: Worth Fighting For

Economic Development Administrator
Los Alamos County
The past two years in Los Alamos County have exemplified the strength and resiliency of this community. Add the past month of wildfire danger and the driest conditions we have ever seen for a complete picture of how this community rises to meet the unexpected and fights for the quality-of-life Los Alamos is known for.
Los Alamos County, in partnership with the Lab and hundreds of firefighting personnel from across the country, acted quickly and worked around the clock to fight the Cerro Pelado Fire. Thank you to every person
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Auditions Open To Be New Voice Of Zozobra Or Sing National Anthem



SANTA FE — The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe announces tryouts for two incredible opportunities to be part of Santa Fe’s most historic tradition, the Burning of Zozobra!

Here’s your big chance to perform before a live crowd and a television and webcast audience of hundreds of thousands for the 98th Annual Burning of Zozobra!

This year, there’s a hot new opportunity –– auditioning to be the Voice of Zozobra, unseen but heard by a global audience that can’t wait to yell “BURN HIM” back at the monster you are growling for!

“People come to Santa Fe from all over the world Read More

Public Meeting June 1 On North Mesa Shared-Use Gym


The Los Alamos County Public Works Department together with Los Alamos Public Schools will hold a public meeting to seek input and discuss planning efforts for a proposed shared-use gymnasium project at North Mesa.

The project proposes development of a shared-use gymnasium located at the Los Alamos Middle School that will support County recreation programs and allow Los Alamos Public Schools’ programmatic use during school hours.

The project is in the Pre‑Design and Programming or “Planning” Phase to determine the facility location, size, and related budgetary needs for Read More

Don Taylor’s Photography Changing Locations

Photographer Don Taylor is moving his studio operations to his home on July 15. Photo by Elizabeth Taylor

Don Taylor’s Photography

For those of you that don’t know the history of my business, I purchased my business from Dan Elliott in 1984. The business was originally located in the former CB Fox Kids location. After three different moves from that location, I ended up where I am located now.

I have been in my current location in Central Park Square next to Origami for the past five years. One of the reasons that I moved my business to this location is that I saw my photography has slowly Read More

Weekly Fishing Report: Wednesday, May 26, 2022

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The closures due to extreme fire conditions continue. Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest lands are now closed the all activities. Many of New Mexico’s state parks are also closed.

Areas that are still open will likely be crowded and campgrounds already filled. Best to call ahead and check on your destination if planning a trip.

With the popular Memorial Day Holiday three-day weekend (May 28-30) coming up, this week’s report will try to focus on locations where anglers can still go and fish, with emphasis on Los Alamos-based Read More

LAPS K-Kids In Action!

Barranca Kids hold up thank you poster for wildland firefighters. Courtesy photo

Aspen Kids. Courtesy photo

Education News:

K-Kids Service Club members at Aspen, Barranca and Pinon elementary schools have been very busy this past month. 

Aspen K-Kids decorated the sidewalks with chalk with uplifting messages for Earth Day, picked up trash around the school, made posters for Teacher Appreciation Week, and continued collecting and hauling books for the African Library Project. 

Barranca K-Kids have been working on posters and bookmarks for the African Library Project, origami boxes, Read More

LACF Releases List Of Active Los Alamos Nonprofits

LACF News:

Over the past few years, the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) became aware that there were several disparate lists of charitable organizations in circulation in Los Alamos. In many cases, the lists were outdated, and/or unverified.

LACF undertook the task of creating one unified list of active nonprofit organizations in Los Alamos County that anyone in the community is welcome to use as a reference. For purposes of this list, “active” is defined as a nonprofit that is currently doing work for the purpose of advancing its mission.

Organizations on this list are 501(c)3 nonprofits, Read More

‘Hawks Hangouts’ Draws ‘tweens’ To Fun & Games At Pond

Laser tag with Los Alamos Teen Center and YMCA. Courtesy/LAC

Catherine Taylor with Teen Court, Sgt. Chris Ross with LAPD and Brendan Tunning with Los Alamos County Recreation Department at the laser tag event. Courtesy/LAC


Hundreds of “tweens” gathered last Thursday at Ashley Pond to play laser tag, listen to music and throw a few water balloons, thanks to the foresight and collaboration of several community organizations.

This was the first of what will be many congregations of “Hawks Hangouts”, an initiative to keep middle school youth connected and engaged with each other Read More

Piñon Park Maze Art Dedication Thursday June 2


The Los Alamos Art in Public Places Board and the Community Services Department invite the community to the dedication of Piñon Park Maze, by Carrie Quade, at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Piñon Park Splash Pad in White Rock.  

The Piñon Park Maze was an Art in Public Places project completed in late 2021. It is a 3D high density urethane (HDU) interactive wall maze that contains three individual mazes at  varying heights, that run across the length of the 30 foot wall.

“The different levels providing interaction and enjoyment for all age visitors within the White Rock and Los Alamos Read More

Las Cumbres Receives $2,500 State Farm® Grant

Front row, left, State Farm Agent Donna Casados, Las Cumbres Program Manager Naomi Diamond and State Farm Agent Manuel Valdez. Back row from left, Skylor Casados, Daniel Olvera-Salazar and Gilbert Romero. Courtesy/State Farm


ESPAÑOLA — Española State Farm agents Donna Casados and Manuel Valdez, presented Las Cumbres Community Service (LCCS) with a $2,500 State Farm grant in support of the non-profit’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program.

The extra funding will assist with established direct services for GRGs by allocating the dollars toward a portion Read More

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