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Governor Comments After Ernestine Romero Funeral

on July 21, 2019 - 9:53am
From the Office of the Governor:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday attended the funeral of Ernestine Romero, also known as Ernestine Saucedo, the Public Education Department employee and popular local vocalist who was tragically killed July 11 outside the Jerry Apodaca Building in Santa Fe.
The governor issued the following statement after the service:
“The outpouring of love in the wake of this tragedy has been remarkable,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “In their grief, those who knew Ernestine have honored her memory beautifully.

Posts From The Road: Chris LeDoux Memorial Park

on July 21, 2019 - 9:44am

Chris LeDoux was passionate about rodeoing and music and became a champion in both fields. LeDoux earned accolades in rodeoing beginning in high school and won the world bareback championship in 1976. LeDoux’s music love allowed him to write and sing about the cowboy lifestyle. With the help of his parents, he created an independent record label and sold four million recordings. LeDoux was mentioned in a hit recording by Garth Brooks, which brought him national attention and recognition and a recording contract with Capitol Records.

Fr. Glenn: The Class Of Humility

on July 21, 2019 - 9:05am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

An edifying article in the news this weekend: “Anonymous Donor Gives $25 Million To Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles”. Wow … 25 million smack-olas—not chump change by anyone’s reckoning. And, in what seemingly befits Christian teaching very well, the donor seeks no acclaim, just as Jesus Himself exhorted us: “…when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Teens Launch 3rd ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive

on July 21, 2019 - 8:43am
Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer, sisters and co-founders of Youth Helping Refugee Youth, place a green collection bin at 1950 Camino Durasnilla for donations of school-related items to benefit refugee students recently-resettled in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
Members of the 2019 Youth Helping Refugee Youth Advisory Board met recently to discuss the kick-off of this year’s drive. Clockwise from lower left, Kezia Tripp, Hannah Mullen, Talia Ben-Naim, Ashley Lestone, Madelyn Crotzer, Sarah Crotzer, Natalie Aulwes, Amaya Coblentz, Alyssa Parker and Mei Eutsler. Courtesy photo

La Vista Church: It's Almost Quizzing Season!

on July 21, 2019 - 8:27am
La Vista Church News:
It's almost Quizzing season! Quizzing is a fun and in-depth Bible Study Program that guides students in kindergarten through 12th grade in intentional study and memorization of God's Word.
There also is an optional competition aspect that will take students to Quizzing meets around the state one Saturday per month, with the possibility of making it to a regional competition in San Diego, Calif.
Quizzing practices begin with the school year in mid-August at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. The first meet is in October with

Introducing White Rock Presbyterian Church

on July 21, 2019 - 8:24am

Pastor Deb Worley in front of White Rock Presbyterian Church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Interior view of White Rock Presbyterian Church. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


By Pastor Deb Worley
White Rock Presbyterian Church
White Rock Presbyterian Church is a small but mighty community of folks who, for over 50 years, has been committed to loving God, experiencing themselves loved by God, and loving their neighbors, both down the street and around the world.
We believe that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus made a difference 2000

Read The Latest Letters To The Editor: Click ‘Opinion’

on July 21, 2019 - 8:20am

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.

NWS: Today’s High Near 86; Tonight’s Low Around 60

on July 21, 2019 - 7:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 86 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Flitting Among Flowers

on July 21, 2019 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: A hummingbird flits among the flowers blooming in a garden Friday in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

‘Snow’ Arrives At Boomerang In Downtown Los Alamos

on July 20, 2019 - 11:50am

Boomerang owner Anna Dillane with her 14-week-old puppy Snow. Courtesy photo


If you have been into Boomerang at 1247 Central Ave. in the last few weeks, you probably noticed a new face.

Boomerang is thrilled to welcome its newest and youngest staff member with her beautiful white hair and bright blue eyes … and when she is happy to see someone her whole body wags. 

Meet Snow … the newest employee at Boomerang. Her job description includes greeting customers, not going potty on the floor and being cute. So far, she excels at her job!

Snow is a 14-week-old Lab/Boxer mix and

County Personnel Board July Meeting Canceled

on July 20, 2019 - 11:48am
There are no agenda items, so the July 23 Personnel Board Meeting has been canceled.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Lana Martin Discusses Her Attempt To Climb Mount Elbrus During Mountaineers Meeting Tuesday

on July 20, 2019 - 11:19am
Lana Martin dicusses her attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. The talk is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Hear about Lana Martin’s attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe, at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 23.
This talk will start at about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.
In celebration of her fiftieth birthday,

New Mexico Corrections Officers Hurt In Inmate Attack

on July 20, 2019 - 11:16am
NMSP News:
LAS CRUCES At around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the New Mexico State Police was contacted to investigate an aggravated assault on a peace officer at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Las Cruces.
Investigators learned that at around 7:30 p.m., a prison nurse, escorted by a sergeant and officer, entered a pod at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility to deliver medicine to inmates. During this time, an inmate got into a verbal argument with a control center officer. 
The nurse finished passing out medication and left the pod.

FBI: Investigators Identify Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car Monday Near Church Rock

on July 20, 2019 - 11:08am
The Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road. Courtesy/FBI
Nastacio Keith Travis
FBI News:
The FBI has identified the body that was found Monday in the trunk of a burning car near Church Rock.
The body of Nastacio Keith Travis, 51, of Zuni was in the trunk of a light-colored Dodge Avenger SXT discovered on fire off Pipeline Road, in an isolated area north of Church Rock on the Navajo Nation. 
The cause of Travis' death is pending autopsy results. 
Anybody who had contact with Travis recently or who recalls seeing anything suspicious in the area Monday

First Woman On The Moon From New Mexico

on July 20, 2019 - 10:32am
Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene and Kason Henry inspect the lunar surface during a re-enactment of the Apollo 11 moonwalk July 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene and Kason Henry. Courtesy/NMMSH
ALAMOGORDO Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene of Alamogordo and Kason Henry of Las Cruces inspect the lunar surface during a re-enactment of the Apollo 11 moonwalk July 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Greene and Henry communicated with fellow cadets who acted as mission control inside

NMSP: Grant County Man Dead After Long Standoff

on July 20, 2019 - 10:31am
NMSP News:
HURLEY The Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence Friday in Hurley in Grant County in reference to a shots fired call.
As the deputy was en route to the residence, he was informed by dispatch that two neighbors were fighting in the street. Sometime during the argument, a shot was fired by a male suspect. The male suspect, who was identified as Timmy Vick, 56, returned to his residence at 59 Hurley Road after the altercation.
The deputy arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with Vick who refused to exit the residence.
New Mexico State

Little Forest Playschool Students Gather At Bus Stop

on July 20, 2019 - 9:48am
A group of students and adults from Little Forest Playschool waits Thursday morning at a bus stop on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

On The Job In Los Alamos: Annette Gates & Lori Padilla

on July 20, 2019 - 7:23am

On the job in Los Alamos are Annette Gates MEd, OM of Golden Willow. left, and Lori Padilla LMHC Licensed Therapist arriving for a meeting Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Test For Farmers Market On Saturday Begins Today

on July 20, 2019 - 7:20am
LAFM News:
Los Alamos Farmers Market is conducting a three month trial Saturday market starting today.
The market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the Los Alamos Justice Center.
On sale are fresh eggs, produce, herbs, fruits,honey, honey sticks, lamb, baked goods, burritos and more.

The Damn Band From Taos Rocks Summer Concert

on July 20, 2019 - 7:06am
Lead vocalist of The Damn Band from Taos performs during the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Damn Band headlines the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd gathers Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park for the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Light it up! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Alert: Department Of Health Cautions People To Take Precautions To Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

on July 20, 2019 - 6:24am
SANTA FE With temperatures rising to the high 90s in most parts of the state, triple digits in many areas, and with temperatures predicted to remain high over the weekend, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) cautions New Mexicans and visitors to be aware of weather conditions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
“It is very important to take precautions to avoid going to the hospital for heat-related illness,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said.

PEEC: Climbing, Fishing, Butterfly Counting July 27-28

on July 20, 2019 - 6:21am
PEEC is hosting a variety of adventures July 27-28 including climbing one of Northern New Mexico’s iconic peaks. Visit to find out what events are coming up and to register for these programs. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC is hosting the annual Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count July 27 around the Pajarito Plateau. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC is partnering with the NMDG&F to host a fishing adventure July 28 at Fenton Lake State Park. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Get outside with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center July 27-28 with a variety of outdoor programs in Los Alamos

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Appoints Seven New Interstate Stream Commission Members

on July 20, 2019 - 6:04am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday appointed seven new members to the Interstate Stream Commission and re-appointed an eighth.
“Our water is our most precious natural resource,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “These individuals are tasked with upholding the people’s trust and providing for a sustainable future of that resource. My expectation is their diverse knowledge and expertise will serve New Mexicans well.”
Per state statute, the governor’s appointees must be representative of diverse major irrigation districts or sections

NWS: Today’s High Near 90; Tonight’s Low Around 60

on July 20, 2019 - 6:00am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 90 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Butterfly In Garden In White Rock

on July 20, 2019 - 5:54am

Daily Postcard: Butterfly spends time in garden Friday in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore