Heinrich, Stansbury Drought And Water Security Package Gains Momentum During Key Committee Hearing

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to address drought and water security in New Mexico and across the United States is gaining momentum after it was considered during today’s hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Water & Power Subcommittee.

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) leads the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During the hearing, Sen. Heinrich laid out that the Water Data and Security Act will:

  • Address immediate and long-term water security needs of the Rio
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Los Alamos Native James Carothers Performs Friday At Los Alamos Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Park

James Carothers returns to Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Summer Concert News:

Friday, May 27, James Carothers returns to Ashley Pond Park after his 2019 debut performance brought thousands to the pond, including many of his Hilltopper Class of 2000 – school classmates, former coworkers, friends and family members.

The James Carothers concert is co-sponsored by Triad National Security – Los Alamos National Laboratory, EXIT Realty, and RPM Automotive. Local hometown boy and former Los Alamos Laboratory technician, James Carothers, is best known for his stone-country Read More

Obituary: James Peter Marsh Feb. 18, 1953 – May 18, 2022

JAMES PETER MARSH Feb. 18, 1953 – May 18, 2022

Jim, age 69, passed away the morning of May 18, at his home in South Jordan, UT attended by his family. After a diagnosis of cranial glioblastoma, Jim spent his final months with his wife, Jan, their six daughters and 16 grandchildren. He cherished them all.

He was born Feb. 18, 1953 in Logan, UT, to Nina Maughan and Stanley Peter Marsh, the second of five children. He grew up in Los Alamos, NM, graduating from LA High School in 1971 then on to Utah State to complete his BA degree in Music Education while running hurdles for the university, lettering every year, Read More

Cerro Pelado Fire: Zero New Growth, 92% Contained


USDA Forest Service News:

The U.S. Forest Service announced the following update on the Cerro Pelado Fire:

Milder weather today with sunny skies in the morning. There is zero percent chance of precipitation and maximum temperature between 64-74 degrees. Relative humidity will be in the low teens. North winds are forecast to be 5-8 mph shifting to a west wind 5-9 mph in the afternoon. Fire behavior continues to be minimal.

Incident Statistics:

  • Size: 45,605 acres
  • Containment: 92 percent
  • Start Date: April 22, 2022
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Total personnel: 575

Fire Operations: 

  • Crews will
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Jill Gonzales Named New Principal At LAMS

New LAMS Principal Jill Gonzales

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) announced that Jill Gonzales has accepted the position of principal at Los Alamos Middle School.

She is replacing Principal Suzanne Lynne who has announced her retirement. Lynne spent 30 years as an educator. Twenty-five of those years were in New Mexico. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, she taught at Mountain, Chamisa and Aspen schools. For 14 of her 25 years, she worked as a Reading Coach in all five elementary schools. For the last six years, she has served as a principal.

Lynne was the principal of Chamisa Read More

Chart 645: Los Alamos Only New Mexico County With More COVID-19 Diagnoses In 2022 Than 2020-2021 Combined

This scatter plot shows the number of COVID-19 diagnoses per 10 people in 2022 compared with the corresponding number for the years 2020 and 2021 (combined) for each county in New Mexico. Statewide and countywide numbers are highlighted in red. Statewide, the number of diagnoses in 2022 is about half that of 2020-2021. In Los Alamos County, the number of diagnoses in 2022 is about double that of 2020-2021. Los Alamos is the only New Mexico county displaying such a pattern. Also shown in purple is the trendline. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
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New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services Cancels Memorial Day Ceremony In Angel Fire

DVS News:

ANGEL FIRE —The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has canceled the scheduled Memorial Day ceremony May 30 at its Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.

The decision was made out of concerns over the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak wildfire in northern New Mexico, which started April 6 in nearby San Miguel County and continues to burn in the direction of Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley area.

More than 311,000 acres have been burned, and containment is at 40 percent.

State fire officials are urging people in southern Colfax and Taos Counties, and parts of San Miguel, Mora and Read More

2022 LAHS Graduation Saturday At Sullivan Field

The LAHS Class of 2021 throw their hats in the air at the conclusion of their graduation ceremony this morning at Sullivan Field. Photo by Nate Limback/ 

LAHS News:

More than 300 members of the Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Class of 2022 will receive their high school diplomas Saturday, May 28. 

Staff have already begun preparing for the graduation ceremony, which will be held outdoors at Sullivan Field.

Sullivan Field and the track will close May 26 through Tuesday, May 31 for graduation preparations and ceremonies. Community members are invited to use the Los Alamos Middle Read More

Los Alamos Police Sound Alarm On Elder Scams

Cmdr. Daniel Roberts

LAPD News:

There’s a new warning about an increase in scams targeting the elderly in Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is sounding the alarm, especially about new ways criminals are trying to take advantage of elderly or vulnerable citizens.

LAPD said that phone scams targeting the elderly are on the rise in Los Alamos. In 2021, there were 67 crimes that involved fraud or scammers trying to get money. This is up from 54 in 2020; in the first five months of 2022 there have already been 20 cases.

Cmdr. Daniel Roberts said LAPD has no patience for those who target Read More

Class Of 2022 Invited To All-Night Graduation Party


The Los Alamos community is throwing a free all-night graduation party for the Class of 2022, 6 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Here’s how it works:

  • A key tag with punch card and schedule of events will be given to seniors at graduation. Please don’t lose it because just one was made for each senior.
  • ONLY the Punch Pass will allow event entry for each senior and one guest (age 16-20).
  • Seniors must have their card punched at all 10 events by the person wearing the yellow “Hole Puncher” shirt in order to be eligible for the grand prize lottery drawing held during breakfast ($500 cash,
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United Way of Northern New Mexico Hosts Unprecedented Non-profit Expo & Music Festival UNITE!

LANL Deputy Director John Sarrao serves on the UWNNM Board of Trustees and in his role as the official Triad National Security representative, introduces special guest Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, right, to the crowd gathered Sunday for the non-profit expo & music festival UNITE! held in the plaza in Española. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks to the crowd Sunday in Española. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

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An unprecedented non-profit expo & music festival filled the Read More

UNM-LA Advisory Board Reschedules Meeting To June 1

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board postponed its May 9 meeting due to the impact of the wildfires in the area. The rescheduled meeting is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in the Lecture Hall, Building 2, on the UNM-LA campus.

Agenda items will include an update on the UNM-LA Chancellor transition and a presentation by the UNM-LA Institutional Researcher on Student Success metrics. The UNM-LA Executive Team also will present administrative reports.

Direct questions to Laci Taylor at 505.663.3407 or Read More

Objects Of Art Santa Fe & The American Indian Art Show Santa Fe To Concert Together Aug. 11-14

ART News:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe is world renowned for unique, rich visual arts and peerless indigenous culture past and present.

This in no small part is due to the contributions of two arts visionaries and producers—John Morris and Kim Martindale—who together offer over a century of profoundly successful expertise around the country and in The City Different.

For 2022, the duo’s two signature summer shows, Objects of Art Santa Fe and The American Indian Art Show Santa Fe not only return live and in-person but are concerted together for the first time from August 11-14 to provide visitors with 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.

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

Obituary: Mary Ellen Tallerico Oct. 11, 1940 – April 25, 2022

MARY ELLEN TALLERICO Oct. 11, 1940 – April 25, 2022

Mary Ellen Tallerico was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She passed away April 25, 2022, in Boulder, Colorado, after a heroic battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

Mary Ellen was born Oct. 11, 1940 in Milton, Massachusetts. She went to college first at Manhatanville and then at Tufts University and received her bachelor’s degree in teaching math.

While in college, Mary Ellen met the love of her life, Paul Tallerico. Paul was also studying in Boston at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mary Ellen Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: At O’Reilly Auto Parts

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday afternoon is Store Manager Zachary Garcia at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 2373 Trinity Dr. Garcia has been part of the O’Reilly team since 2018 and manager of the store for the last three years. ‘This is a great company to work for and they take care of us really well,’ Garcia said. ‘My favorite part of the job is working with our customers and helping them out … that’s what we do best.’  O’Reilly Auto Parts carries parts, tools, and accessories as well as offers store services such as free battery testing, wiper blade and bulb installation, check engine light testing Read More

New Mexico Volunteer Medical Teams In Ukraine Assisting Wounded Soldiers

Global Outreach Doctors News:

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico-based Global Outreach Doctors are providing medical and trauma stabilization services in Ukraine.

The team of 11 ambulances, medical personnel and staff are the only New Mexico-based providers in the region.

Stationed only 12km from the Russian border, the Global Outreach Doctors team has been on the ground in Ukraine since the beginning of the war, working around the clock to provide care for acutely wounded soldiers.

Global Outreach Doctors is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to stabilizing and saving lives.

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LANL: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others, At Least For Viruses


LANL News:

  • More accurate modeling of flu-like illness has important advantages for treating outbreaks, pandemics

The many respiratory viruses that cause influenza-like illness are generally reported and tracked by health professionals as one generic entity, despite the fact that the viruses and their various treatments can vary dramatically.

In the United States alone, some form of influenza-like illness, or ILI, infects nearly 50 million people every year. Now, new work from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of New Mexico shows that more detailed Read More

Justice Department On Mass Shooting In Uvalde

DOJ News:

The Department of Justice Department (DOJ) released the following statement Tuesday night from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:

“Today, another mass shooting has taken the lives of innocent victims, including elementary school children and their teacher. This act of unspeakable violence has devastated an entire community and shaken our country.

“FBI and ATF agents have responded to the scene, and the Justice Department is committed to providing our full support to our law enforcement partners on the ground Read More

Michael Cooper Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather Tuesday at Firefighter’s Park for the ACRR weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners take off in the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday at Firefighter’s Park. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Michael Cooper was the best predictor at 2 seconds off his predicted time in Tuesday’s weekly pace race held at Firefighter’s Park at the corner of Arizona Avenue and 45th Street after a hiatus of two weeks due to the Cerro Pelado Fire. 

Other accurate predictors: 

  • Janette Darlington with a 9 second differential;
  • Laura McClellan at 15 seconds off;
  • Mark Bjorklund recording a 16 second difference; and
  • Ryan
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