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LANL and County Close West Road to Vechicle Traffic

on July 19, 2012 - 5:12pm


Because of possible flooding upstream of West Road, LANL and Los Alamos County have decided today that, in the best interest of public safety, beginning Friday, July 20, West Road will be closed to vehicle traffic.

This road closure is expected to extend several weeks until the end of the summer monsoon season.

Residents who live in Western Area will have access to Fairway via Diamond Drive. Access to Pajarito Mountain is unimpeded from Camp May Road off of West Jemez Road (NM 501).

White Rock and Los Alamos Rank High in Income Equality

on July 19, 2012 - 10:42am

Of 68 New Mexico cities and towns, White Rock and Los Alamos rank number three and five in terms of the most evenly distributed community incomes in the state.

This is not a surprising result giving the consistent incomes provided by Los Alamos County's single largest employer, the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The U.S. Census Bureau has put together a database of these rankings for 9,423 U.S. cities, incorporated towns, boroughs, villages and census designated places (CDPs) that have at least 1,000 households.

Artesia ranks as the New Mexico community with the most disparity in income.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: July 20, 2012

on July 19, 2012 - 9:13am

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week's preview is sponsored by

The Derailers - Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Friday at Entrada Business Park

Texas' best country dance band. Los Alamos Cooperative Market & Holiday Inn Express Night.

Los Alamos Friday Night: A Quilt of Stories: History, Myths, and Legends

6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Romero Cabin behind Fuller Lodge
In the isolation of the Plateau and the west, quilts were fashioned from bits of material carefully saved from worn clothing.

Column: Help Bring Back the Reverse Traverse

on July 19, 2012 - 8:47am

The storm of July 11 left the Reserve Traverse covered with soil and rock. Photo by Craig Martin
Column by Craig Martin
Volunteer Task Force

A favorite of hikers, runners, and mountain bike riders, the Reverse Traverse, also known as a section of the Perimeter Trail, is a critical connection on the network of trails west of Los Alamos in the Santa Fe National Forest.

The trail, which climbs south out of Valle Canyon to the mesas above, is on steep slope that burned hot during the Las Conchas Fire.

Volunteers stabilized the trail in April, and it was a good thing they did.

July 26 Join Storyteller for Picnic at Fuller Lodge

on July 18, 2012 - 11:08pm
Joe Hayes, an official Centennial author will tell a selection of his favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico's diverse cultures as part of the Author Speaks Series at 7 p.m. on July 26 at the Fuller Lodge lawn.
The storytelling event will take place outdoors, weather permitting, or inside Fuller Lodge if not. Families are encouraged to come and enjoy a picnic along with some great tall tales!

Joe Hayes is one of America’s premier storytellers, a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures.

July 23 is National Parks Night at Mesa Public Library

on July 18, 2012 - 10:56pm


Courtesy Photo from Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin on display through August 6 at the Mesa Public Libraray Gallery

Bandelier National Monument’s Chief Ranger Tom Betts will give a talk and slide show about his life and times as a bush pilot in Alaska 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The evening will be hosted by another Bandelier Ranger, Chris Judson.

Day Three of Hunger Strike for Los Alamos High School Graduate

on July 18, 2012 - 9:26pm

Alaric Balibrera is on day three of his hunger strike in protest of the continued development of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff Report

Alaric Balibrera grew up in Los Alamos and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School. He studied film and television at UCLA.

Balibrera currently lives in Santa Fe, working as a screenwriter. Balibrera told the Los Alamos Daily Post that as young boy he played in Acid Canyon.

He is one of a number of hunger strikers participating in this protest.