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Atomic Man Duathlon Race In White Rock Sept. 21

on August 18, 2019 - 9:02am

Atomic Man and friends invite athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Sept. 21 in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Club invites athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Saturday Sept. 21 in White Rock. 

The race features two events:
  • The Little Boy (4K run, 12K Bike,  4K run); and
  • The Fat Man (5K run, 40K bike, 10K run).
The event starts from the Pinon Elementary School

Night With A Nerd: Dr. Phil Goldstone On Thinking About Nuclear Deterrence In Today’s World

on August 18, 2019 - 9:01am

BSMA News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Phil Goldstone Sept. 12 as he explores how the invention of nuclear weapons 75 years ago changed international affairs – and also the existential framework of a large portion of the world’s people. 

It's now long beyond the confrontations of the cold war, and the world’s largest weapons stockpiles have been greatly reduced. Yet nuclear weapons issues are now present and rising, with Russia (again), Iran and North Korea looming large in the news—and with the playing field changing weekly, it seems. 

Modern war has held some “conventional”

ZeroWaste Team: Bumper Crop Of Fruit? Eat it! Share it! Preserve it! Donate it! Compost it!

on August 18, 2019 - 8:40am



ZeroWaste Team News:

Fruit abounds in Los Alamos County this summer! Both White Rock and Los Alamos have trees loaded with cherries, apricots, and plums—and soon the peaches, pears, and apples will be coming in. For apricots, not only has it been a super-abundant year, but the first year in many that we’ve had apricots at all!

Many residents with fruit trees cannot use it all. Some don’t even pick any—they’re just too busy, don’t care for fruit, it’s too much trouble, they physically can’t harvest, the house is unoccupied, or owners are away.

McClenahan: Los Alamos University Provided Top-Notch Technical Education

on August 18, 2019 - 8:39am

By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

With World War II over in mid-August 1945, uncertainty surrounded almost everything about Los Alamos, from what would happen to the laboratory to what would happen to the many young men who had been assigned there by the U.S. Army.

The Special Engineer Detachment brought in hundreds of GIs with scientific and technical backgrounds to work on all aspects of developing the atomic bombs.

NOAA Awards $2.7 Million In Grants For Marine Debris Removal And Research

on August 18, 2019 - 8:38am
A marine debris team member gathers a handful of disposable cigarette lighters picked up at a beach cleanup site. Courtesy/NOAA
NOAA News:
NOAA announced a total of $2.7 million in grants supporting 14 projects to address the harmful effects of marine debris on wildlife, navigation safety, economic activity, and ecosystem health.
With the addition of non-federal matching contributions, the total investment in these marine debris projects is more than $5.2 million. 
The grants, selected competitively from 82 community-based marine debris removal and research proposals received this

Fr. Glenn: Lifting The Burden

on August 18, 2019 - 8:37am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As anyone who has managed and supervised people will tell you, there are always those who require more attention and seem to consume an inordinate amount of the supervisor’s time. A common phrase in the military is: “You always have the ten percent”—the ten percent of the people who take up ninety percent of your time. Oddly enough, it most often IS about ten percent.

All of us have probably worked with such—the contrarian, the “less-than-motivated”, the narcissistic who requires everything be centered upon himself/herself, right now!

UNM Provost And Vice Provost Visit UNM-LA

on August 18, 2019 - 7:48am

UNM Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez, right, visits with faculty and staff Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James Paul Holloway and Senior Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez traveled to town Thursday to visit UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

At UNM-LA, Dr. Holloway toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and campus leadership. UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall and Pat Soran also attended the meeting.

“UNM is a

County Council Work Session Aug. 20

on August 18, 2019 - 7:47am

RCLC Finalizing Turnaround Efforts

on August 18, 2019 - 7:38am
During a RCLC meeting Friday in Taos, Neptune’s Paul Black (together with Paul Black) discusses a stakeholder engagement and community outreach program the company is launching soon. Courtesy photo
DOE-EM Field Office Manager Doug Hintze at the RCLC meeting Friday in Taos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) met Friday in Taos where they heard from an auditor contracted to complete six years of back audits in order to bring the organization into compliance following past mismanagement issues.

RCLC board members, staff and representatives from Los Alamos

BLM Field Office Offers Forest Product Permits Online

on August 18, 2019 - 7:35am

BLM News:


TAOS As part of its ongoing efforts to better serve the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office has begun a pilot program offering permits for fuelwood and Christmas trees online.   


“The BLM works to maintain healthy forests and woodlands that include abundant opportunities for harvest and use of forest products,” Taos Field Manager Mark Jackson said. “We are pleased to offer this pilot program enabling members of the public to purchase fuelwood and Christmas tree permits online.”


The BLM has long offered permits to members of the public for harvest of

Posts From The Road: Sculptures In Borrego Springs

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Perhaps the most popular of the works in the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif., is a 350-foot serpent with the head of a dragon and tail of a rattlesnake. The large piece appears to cross the road as it arches and dips its way across the desert floor. Photo by Gary Warren/

Two horses scuffle as one of the horses stands high on its rear legs. Photo by Gary Warren/
Formerly of Los Alamos

Scattered amongst the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif. are metal sculptures, which were created by California sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda.

The sculptures are

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 22-23

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the New Mexico Public Education Commission meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22  and Friday, Aug. 23 at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.

Tis The Season ... For Apricots In Los Alamos!

on August 18, 2019 - 6:47am

Trees that hardly ever have many apricots because their blooms get zapped by late spring freezes are literally dripping with fruit. Photo by Ken Hanson

Deer are always happy to cop a fruit. Photo by Ken Hanson

It seems everyone on Andanada St. has apricot trees so it is difficult to give them away. However, we were fortunate to find a neighbor who was interested in taking a few. Photo by Ken Hanson

Bushels of apricots are falling from Grothus's apricot tree on N. San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Ken Hanson

Apricots on Barranca Road are catching the eye of a doePhoto by Ken Hanson

EENM: State Of Education In New Mexico

on August 18, 2019 - 6:46am
Educators Elevating New Mexico
As dedicated teachers in New Mexico's rural communities, we’ve often been discouraged by politicians wildly swinging the education pendulum at our students’ expense.
Talk to other teachers with over 10-years of experience, and they will tell stories of oft-switched policies that don’t fully consider the impact on classrooms.
This time around, we as teacher leaders begged for a smooth transition between administrations. The last nine months have been the most unstable of our careers.  
The uneasy feeling started in 2018 with

Office Of Science & Technology Accepting Applications For New Mexico SBIR/STTR Grants

on August 18, 2019 - 6:40am
NMED News:
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering Small Business Innovation Research (NM SBIR) grant awards up to $100,000 to accelerate commercialization of technologies developed with the aid of the federal SBIR awards.
  • Phase II grants - $100,000; and
  • Phase I grants - $25,000.
This is a competitive grant for New Mexican companies with high-growth potential. To be eligible, companies must have an active Phase I or Phase II SBIR award or a letter of award.

Support Local Business During Road Construction

on August 18, 2019 - 6:39am

By Ryn Herrmann
Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce

Looking down the road, no pun intended, all of this road construction will be good for Los Alamos. Better roads will bring more customers. But short term, it can drive them away. Our challenge is to keep our local businesses in business until the projects end.

A big part of making sure our businesses succeed is communication. The Chamber of Commerce has helped by bringing together the affected businesses to make sure they are in the loop on upcoming projects. Los Alamos County has done a great job staying ahead of this curve as well.

Introducing First United Methodist Church

on August 18, 2019 - 6:33am

New minister Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By First United Methodist Church
Los Alamos
We are a body of seekers and believers who bring together scripture and intelligence, tradition and innovation, experience and reason to work together in an exciting ministry of worship, education, fellowship, mission and care.
We have two worship services each Sunday in our church at 715 Diamond Dr. Our 8:30 a.m.

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

on August 18, 2019 - 6:30am

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 85; Tonight’s Low Around 59

on August 18, 2019 - 6:25am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 85 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 59. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canyon Road

on August 18, 2019 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

SFNF: Final Update For 1,011 Acre Cueva Fire Unless Significant Activity Occurs

on August 17, 2019 - 7:53pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Following Thursday’s successful firing operations, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has concluded all ignitions on the Cueva Fire.

No future growth is expected outside the approximately 1,000-acre planning area. For the next several days crews will continue to monitor fire activity within the containment lines and establish points to proactively address any unexpected growth outside the planning area.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) managed the lightning-caused Cueva Fire by adding low-intensity fire to reduce fuel loadings and create a more fire-resilient

Scenes From Youth Performance And Opening Band At Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday Night

on August 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

St. Michael's High School seniors Gabriel Biadora, left, and Justin Sanchez wow the crowd during the youth performance Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Austin Van helps kick off the concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Pavilion. According to a Sancre Productions press release, Van has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music. He showed that appreciation during the concert, playing covers of songs by music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

NMSP: Man Arrested After Ramming State Police Office Gate; Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse Doors

on August 17, 2019 - 6:41pm

Gilberto Durades-Lahera

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Police arrested a male subject today who rammed his vehicle through a gate at the New Mexico State Police Office in Albuquerque.

At around 12:06 p.m., Gilberto Durades-Lahera arrived at the New Mexico State Police Office on Carlisle Boulevard. After a few minutes, Durades-Lahera left the front parking lot at the New Mexico State Police Office in a gold Nissan, sports utility vehicle. Durades-Lahera then drove through a gate into a secure parking lot at the New Mexico State Police Office.

New Mexico State Police officers

Scenes From Jimmy Stadler Playing Summer Concert

on August 17, 2019 - 9:57am
Los Alamos welcomed back Jimmy Stadler for a solo show Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. The show was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Retired and beloved concert promoter Russ Gordon listens back stage to Jimmy Stadler perform. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pretty ladies having fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Awesome music, beautiful summer evening, pure joy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two steppin'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the dance floor.

NMDOT Partnership Provides Affordable Transportation

on August 17, 2019 - 9:52am
SANTA FE A new commuting solution will soon be available in Santa Fe, Farmington, Los Lunas and Las Cruces.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation in partnership with Commute with Enterprise will offer discounted vanpooling options through the “NM Go!” program.
The program expands regional transportation options by allowing commuters to obtain a 25-percent discount off the monthly cost of vanpooling if they agree to share their rides.
Enterprise provides the qualifying vehicles including crossovers, SUV’s minivans and large passenger vans.