Gov. Lujan Grisham Issues Statement Following Arrests Of Suspects In Murder Of 11-Year-Old Froylan Villegas 

From the Office of the Governor:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the arrests of three men suspected in the murder of 11-year-old Froylan Villegas:

“Thank you to every officer, investigator, and detective involved in this case. The hard work of the Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico State Police, and federal law enforcement partners made apprehending these men possible.

“I join my fellow New Mexicans in continuing to mourn the senseless loss of another young life from gun violence. These tragedies are becoming all too common Read More

LANL Foundation Receives ‘Building Capacity’ Award For Supporting And Developing Teachers In New Mexico

LANL Foundation News:

ESPAÑOLA — LANL Foundation has been recognized by the New Mexico National Board-Certified Teacher Network (NM-NBCT) for its work to support and develop teachers in New Mexico.

The Education Enrichment team at the Foundation was singled out for their efforts to recruit and bolster teacher candidates seeking their National Board Certification. Michael Dabrieo, Education Enrichment Director at LANL Foundation, and Paul Le Francois, K12 Program Coordinator, were awarded the “Building Capacity” award at a ceremony in Artesia Sept. 16 during the annual conference Read More

Hilltopper Varsity Volleyball Falls To Volcano Vista Hawks

The Hilltoppers get pumped up before the match. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Gianna Benelli sets the ball up for a scoring attempt. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mairen Hoch digs a serve from Volcano Vista. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com


The Los Alamos High School Varsity Hilltoppers Volleyball Team hosted the Volcano Vista High School Hawks from Albuquerque Thursday night at Griffith Gymnasium for a hard fought matchup.

The final score was 0-3 in favor of the Hawks.

Paula Marti-Arce spikes the ball in the second set. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com Read More

Letter To The Editor: We Need Lauren Coupland On School Board

Los Alamos

Lauren Coupland is easily the best choice for the District 3 School Board Representative. Having homeschooled my kids until the last two years, my personal experience with LAPS has been somewhat limited. However, I have not been disinterested in what’s been happening within the district. 

Any time I’ve had a question, expressed a concern, sought more information, or wanted an update on some event or policy, the person who has responded without fail every single time has been Lauren Coupland. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that voting Lauren onto the Read More

Skolnik: Fall Vaccine Season – Valuable Summary Information


White Rock

Ideally, members of our local community would already have had a chance to discuss with their primary care providers the recommendations for who should get the RSV, COVID, and influenza vaccines and when. However, this is highly unlikely. In addition, some people do not have a primary care provider or lack the financial resources to seek such advice on this matter.

In this light, please see the graphic above that summarizes information about who is eligible for the RSV, influenza, and COVID vaccines, the “protection” they provide, and what the Read More

Preparations Begin For Temporary Chiller Installation At Los Alamos County Ice Rink


Los Alamos County has contracted with American Arena LLC to install a rented temporary chiller that will enable the ice rink to continue its regular skating season from November to February of next year.

A permanent solution for chiller replacement would not have met the schedule for the 2023-2024 ice skating season, thus the County developed an interim solution. American Arena LLC is a Minnesota based company that specializes in the design, engineering, and construction of mechanical systems for ice rinks.

The project was presented and approved by County Council Aug. 8, 2023 Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LASCU’s Official Spirit Store

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) Executive Vice President Bethany Hayward, left, and staff members attending to customers looking for Hilltopper T-shirts before the 2023 Homecoming Parade gets underway this afternoon on Central Avenue. LASCU maintains the Official Spirit Store inside the credit union at 1010 Central Ave. To learn more about LASCU, visit lascu.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Los Alamos County Launches Adopt-A-Road Program


Los Alamos County Public Works Department has announced the launch of a new Adopt-A-Road program.

Aimed at maintaining the natural beauty of this region by keeping roadside litter at a minimum, the program also fosters civic engagement, environmental stewardship and community pride.

Residents, local businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can get together to actively maintain the county roads’ cleanliness and positively impact the community. 

At the encouragement of community member Richard Sturgeon, the Public Works Department staff developed the Adopt-A-Road Read More