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Community Invited To Parade Honoring WWII Veteran Sunday

WWII Navy Veteran Rodney Peterson of White Rock would have turned 97 Sunday. His daughter organized a parade to honor him that will take place even though he passed away Thursday. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Los Alamos resident Cheryl Lucero is hosting a community parade Sunday to honor her father Rodney Peterson, a WWII Navy Veteran.

Lucero had planned the parade to celebrate her father’s 97th birthday Sunday – but he passed away Thursday morning.

“It would mean so much to us, his family, for all of you to still parade by the Beehive in White Rock on Sunday as planned to celebrate the life of this


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Hispanic National Bar Association Establishes Special Committee On Law Enforcement Reform And Racial Justice

HNBA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has established a Special Committee on Law Enforcement Reform and Racial Justice in response to the recent deaths and historic racial injustice faced by Black Americans and people of color.

The Special Committee consists of legal experts from law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education.

These 17 Committee members will review existing policies and provide recommendations to the HNBA on reforms to nationwide law enforcement practices as well as advise on other related efforts to expand


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World Futures: Distance Learning And Teaching – Part One

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the fall of 1989, the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group in the Los Alamos Nation Laboratory held a distance learning conference at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M.

At the time, the two dominant terms were distance education and distance training. Distance education was the dominant terminology used by the formal education system, led by the University of Wisconsin.

In contrast, distance training seemed primarily the purview of government instructional bodies, particularly the military, plus motivated private companies.


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Scenes From Annual 4th Of July Memorial Flag Carry Parade

Scene this morning from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive in honor of all those past and present who have paid for our freedom. Thank You! Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of the flag raising this morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of spectators honoring the flag this morning  during the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carry on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of a spectator saluting the flag this morning at the annual 4th of July Memorial Flag Carr. Photo by VaLynn


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Luján Campaign Launches Voter Turnout Challenge

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

NAMBE — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico has launched a July 4th Voter Turnout Challenge to recruit New Mexicans to encourage their friends to vote in November’s election.

“From expanding access to affordable health care and growing economic opportunities for New Mexicans, to rebuilding our state from the COVID-19 crisis, the stakes are higher than ever this November – and so is our will for action,” Luján said. “This year, as we celebrate Independence Day, I’m calling on New Mexicans to channel this energy into


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‘Hunker Down’ KRSN Radio Performance 12:30 P.M. Today

Pat Beck rehearsing the ‘HUNKER DOWN’ radio play. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

What’s the best way to spend the 4th of July, well, “Hunker Down,” of course.

“Hunker Down,” is a play written by Robert Benjamin of Los Alamos. The old school radio show performance will play at 12:30 p.m. today on KRSN AM 1490 or FM 107.1.

Feel free to turn on the radio or stream it from anywhere in the world at www.krsnam1490.com.

The 20-minute theater production, will be performed by Pat Beck and Jim Sicilian.

 Jim Sicilian rehearsing the ‘HUNKER DOWN’ radio play. Courtesy photo

“While sheltering in place, a widow


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New Mexico State Police To Enforce Penalties On Citizens Non-Compliant With Emergency Public Health Order

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will continue to respond, investigate and potentially cite citizens or businesses that refuse to comply with the amended Emergency Public Health Order.

June 30, 2020 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the Public Order to July 15, 2020, which requires all New Mexicans to wear personal protective face covering while in public.

New Mexico State Police will ensure the public and places of business adhere to this mandate.

Officers will issue a citation to individuals who intentionally disregard the Public Health Order face covering requirements


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Home Country: We’re All In The Same Boat This 4th Of July

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

“Ain’t the same, is it?” asked Windy. He sipped some more coffee.

“Know what you mean,” Doc said. “Doesn’t seem right, somehow.”

“Guess we got to, howsomever.”

“Afraid so.” Doc sipped some coffee, too. “But you know, there isn’t a Fourth of July parade that’s worth your life.”

To be honest, the elder folks in our community prolonged the Fourth of July plans until the last minute. I think it’s a sign of our great trust in science, scientists, and our doctors that made us wait so long before shelving the parade this year.

But if you look at it from another angle, it actually brings


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Letter To The Editor: Dear Grumpy Hiker…

By MIKE BROWNE
Los Alamos

Dear Grumpy Hiker (i.e. Bruce Warren),

I appreciate and concur with most of your observations and your citations for trail etiquette.

Simply stated, all trail users should follow “Share the Trail” guidelines and RESPECT other users. I too have observed a significant uptick in trail usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am thrilled to see more folks using our trail resources to maintain happiness and sanity. However, respect other users is the core tenant.

I am not going to generalize like Bruce, but I have witnessed many “slower” trail users treating the trails as private


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Happy Fourth Of July 2020 Los Alamos!

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team wishes our readers in Los Alamos, throughout New Mexico, across the nation and around the world a most happy and safe Fourth of July. Courtesy/history.com

Staff Report:

Happy Fourth of July. Today also is known as Independence Day and July 4th, which has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941.

The tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence July 2, 1776, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of


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SBA Celebrates Entrepreneurial Spirit And Freedom Of Small Business Owners On This Fourth Of July 2020

By JUSTIN CROSSIE
Regional Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

America’s founding fathers were regular people full of fire, fortitude, and determination.

They were seeking freedom and the opportunity to forge their own path and to create their own destiny. They were willing to sacrifice to make their dreams come true.

I see that same fire and passion in the faces of American entrepreneurs. Undeterred by the claws of COVID, many are holding on to save their American Dream.

This 4th of July, the U.S. Small Business Administration would like to not only celebrate our Independence,


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Letter To The Editor: Why So Many Lawbreakers In Los Alamos?

By GEORGE KYRALA
White Rock

In the last week or so I have been visiting the pond area in Los Alamos to enjoy the area while eating a takeout from our wonderful restaurants.

During that time, I have noticed that more than 70 percent of the people are not wearing masks, not counting those who are eating or drinking food. 

Too many people, with too many running and screaming kids, occupy that space and do not even socially distance by the too short six feet! 

In a town with so many educated people why are so many breaking or ignoring the law with little consequence to them? We, educated people, do believe in


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,776 With 8 More Deaths And 5,802 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 257 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 8 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 

  • 55 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 40 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 8 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new

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