Save The Date: CROP Hunger Walk And Turkey Trot Nov. 21

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Dust off your walking shoes and save the date – Sunday Nov. 21 – for the in-person return of the Annual Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot.

Only offered online last year due to the pandemic, the event will be offered “hybrid” this year, meaning both in-person and online.

This annual walk/run event has been raising money in Los Alamos for many years. Self-Help in Los Alamos will receive at least 25 percent of the total funds raised to fight hunger locally. L.A. Cares, our local food bank, also benefits from donations made at the event.

The CROP Hunger Walk is Read More

Third Search Warrant Issued In ‘Rust’ Movie Shooting Case

New Mexico Courts News:

The Santa Fe County Magistrate Court issued a search warrant today and Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department filed a search warrant affidavit involving a shooting incident Thursday, Oct. 21 on the “Rust” movie set at 545 Bonanza Creek Road in southern Santa Fe.

During the rehearsal of a scene, actor/producer Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department and Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies held a joint press conference today and said that the investigation

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Los Alamos Fire Department ‘Rescues’ The Y

Scene from 2019 Firefighter for a Day. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA News:

Last month, Y staff members were running around in a panic like their heads were on fire looking for great items for their online auction.

They know that businesses have been strapped during the pandemic, so Y staff are extremely grateful that the Los Alamos Fire Department donated a Firefighter for the Day Experience to the Y’s online auction! 

This is the perfect gift for that adventurous family member and the winning bid gets a great day for two next fall! 

See all Y auction items and buy raffle tickets to win $1,000 at Read More

SFNF: Prescribed Burn In Santa Fe Watershed Is Underway – Expected Overnight Inversion Will Cause Smoke To Linger

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of optimal conditions today, including good ventilation and northwesterly winds, to conduct the previously announced Aztec Springs prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed.

Crews will use hand and aerial ignitions to treat approximately 300 acres north of Nichols Reservoir and Granite Point in the lower section of the Santa Fe Watershed. Ignitions were expected to stop at 3 p.m. today to allow winds to lift smoke up and away from Santa Fe before sundown when valley drainage winds are likely Read More

Workshop On The Art Of Parenting – El Arte De Ser Padres For Spanish-speaking Families Nov. 6 At UNM-LA

Event organizers Giselle Martinez of First Born, left, and Christine Martinez of Los Alamos JJAB. Courtesy photo

First Born Program of Los Alamos

This Nov. 6, First Born of Los Alamos, in collaboration with Los Alamos JJAB and Los Alamos Family Council will be offering a series of informative workshops for Spanish-speaking families, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UNM-LA.

We invite Hispanic families from the Los Alamos and Río Arriba areas to register for this free event, where you will have the opportunity to receive information about a wide variety of topics and resources in Spanish. Read More

Engagement Announcement: Kristin Reed Funsten And Thomas Mark Augustin Boullier

Herbert and Ann Funsten of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristin Reed Funsten to Thomas Mark Augustin Boullier, son of Christophe and Susan Boullier, of Paris, France. Kristin is a 2014 graduate of Los Alamos High School. Kristin graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and Elementary Education. She graduated with a Masters in Education from Saint Michael’s College in 2020. Thomas graduated from Ecole Massillon in Paris, France in 2014 and came to Burlington, Vermont to attend Saint Michael’s College Read More

Los Alamos Federation Of School Employees Urges Los Alamos Voters To Vote ‘YES’ On Mill Levy Bond


Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) Union Co-President, Christine Engelbrecht and Union Co-President Trey Pereyra released the following statements:

“The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees supports the mill levy bond for Los Alamos Public Schools because we recognize these funds are critical to support our children’s education through the purchasing of school equipment, school furniture, playground structures, and other needed capital improvement projects. The bond will not increase taxes to the residents of Los Alamos,” Engelbrecht said.

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LAHS Rotary Interact Club Thanks Community

The LAHS Rotary Interact Club held a successful car wash and bake sale Oct. 16. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS Rotary Interact Club News:

The Los Alamos High School Rotary Interact club would like to thank Los Alamos for the huge turnout at their carwash last Saturday and for all the donations they received.

They were able to raise more than $1,000, which will go toward buying a shelter box for earthquake relief in partnering with the ShelterBox project.

This organization provides emergency aid for people all around the world who have been impacted by natural disasters, COVID-19, and more. Check out their Read More

Los Alamos County Provides Guidance For COVID Safe Practices At Halloweekend Events


It’s spooky season, and downtown Los Alamos is preparing for one of its favorite community events – Halloweekend! Ghosts and skeletons, superheroes and mythical creatures will all gather for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, dancing, skateboarding and the fan favorite Pumpkin Glow.

Los Alamos County encourages participants to take the extra step to follow COVID Safe Practices (CSP) to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy holiday.

This year Los Alamos MainStreet and the other organizations hosting will be implementing CSPs at each event. Participants must wear a mask at Read More

Rick And Liddie Martinez Celebrate 37th Anniversary

Rick and Liddie Martinez celebrate 37 years of marriage today. The couple were married Oct. 27, 1984 at the Santa Cruz de la Cańada Catholic Church in the Española Valley. Rick retired in 2020 from Honda/Subaru of Santa Fe and now co-owns Chile Line Foods, LLC with Liddie who also is the president of Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy photo Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony At The Hill Apartments Nov. 3


The Hill Apartments, a new housing development at 121 and 141 35th St. at the intersection of 35th and Finch Street will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3.

The site is the former Los Alamos Site Office, or “LASO” for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Grading of the site commenced in the Summer of 2021 and the developers are beginning the construction of the apartments.

The development was realized through the conveyance of land to Los Alamos County from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of Economic Development.

Los Alamos County rezoned the property Read More

Governor Signs Order To Reform, Simplify State Regulations

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs an Executive Order on Regulatory Reform Tuesday at the State Capitol. Courtesy/EDD

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham discusses the Strategic Economic Development plan with EDD Secretary Alicia J. Keyes Tuesday at the State Capitol. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes and other state leaders Tuesday unveiled the 20-year Strategic Plan that will guide economic investments in New Mexico and deliver a more robust, resilient and secure future for all families.

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Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic: LAHS Auxiliary Gym Oct 31


Los Alamos County, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Trinity Urgent Care will hold a vaccine clinic to administer a single Moderna booster (third dose) for select populations who received the Moderna vaccine as their primary series (first two doses). 

The clinic is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. at the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gym.  

According to the Oct. 22, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC/ACIP) on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine booster (third dose), Read More

Chalk Muralist Jennifer Leon Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

Chalk artist Jennifer Leon works on her annual Halloween chalk mural at 4949 Trinity Dr. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is this year’s subject. Leon said she started on the project about two weeks ago and is striving to finish in time for Halloween. Once the mural is finished, she will set up black lights so trick-or-treaters can view the art at night. Leon said she has been doing Halloween murals at the residence for nine years. The house belongs to a friend of hers whose favorite holiday is Halloween, as a result he asked her to do a mural in the spirit of Halloween. At first, she drew traditional Read More

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.

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Chart 524: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Oct. 26

The bars in this chart display the diagnoses rate, the hospitalization rate, and the death rate for fully vaccinated individuals and for the rest of the population. These three rates were calculated using the statewide total counts for the time period Feb. 1, 2021 – Oct. 18, 2021. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
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Skolnik: COVID Briefing Note #5 – Better News For Los Alamos  

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of COVID-19 Updates by Richard Skolnik that appear bi-weekly in the Los Alamos Daily Post. These are meant to keep the community informed on the status of the pandemic, critical new findings on the pandemic, and what this information suggests for our community’s response to COVID-19. These updates complement the data that Eli Ben-Naim prepares for the Post. Unless otherwise noted, data is from the New York Times and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Pandemic Data and Trends – For the Week Ending Oct. 25, 2021

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‘Spooky Action At A Distance’ Opens At Step Up Gallery

Poster for Spooky Action at a Distance opening Thursday at Step Up Gallery. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

Astonishing, creepy, fluky, spooky, bizarre, curious, eerie, ghostly, scary, uncanny, mysterious, odd, strange, peculiar, dreamlike, unexpected, supernatural and weird are just some of the adjectives used to describe the artwork on display in “Spooky Action At A Distance”.

The show, featuring juried art from local, regional and out-of-state artists, opens Thursday, Oct. 28 with a “safe” reception 5:30-7 p.m. in Step Up Gallery, top floor of Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave.

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Obituary: Richard E. Honnell May 13, 1929 – Sept. 4, 2021

RICHARD E. HONNELL May 13, 1929 – Sept. 4, 2021

Richard (“Dick”) Eugene Honnell, age 92, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021 from natural causes.

The youngest of three siblings, Richard was born on May 13, 1929, in Visalia, California to Charles Guy and Lilian Myrtle Honnell. A childhood survivor of polio, he went on to become a standout football and track and field athlete at Visalia Union High School.

Richard attended San Jose State University and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in chemistry, while serving in the California National Guard. He began Read More

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