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LANL: Data Mining Digs Up Hidden Clues To Major California Earthquake Triggers

on April 18, 2019 - 3:58pm

A historic image of quake damage in Long Beach, Calif., 1933. COurtesy/W.L. Huber, USGS. Public domain


LANL News:


A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth’s crust.


A new publicly available catalog of these findings will help seismologists better understand the stresses triggering the larger earthquakes that occasionally rock the region. 


“It’s very difficult to unpack what triggers larger

Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has Solid Inner Core

on April 18, 2019 - 3:51pm
An illustration of Mercury’s interior based on new research that shows the planet has a solid inner core. Courtesy/Antonio Genova.
An artist’s concept of the interiors of Earth, Mars and Earth’s moon. New research shows Mercury has a solid inner core like Earth does. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores.
Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed of liquid metal, but there have only been hints that Mercury’s innermost core is solid.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on April 18, 2019 - 3:47pm

LAHS Key Club Members Raising Funds To Attend International Convention In Baltimore

on April 18, 2019 - 3:41pm
Los Alamos High School students at recent Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
Los Alamos High School Key Club students will paint addresses on local curbs April 24 to raise funds for a trip to the Internantional Key Club Convention this summer in Baltimore. To have the students paint your address on your curb, email or call 505.709.0887. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
LAHS Key Club

Last month, six Los Alamos High School students attended the Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque.

Key Club is the high

Farewell To Los Alamos Historical Society Retiring Executive Director Heather McClenahan

on April 18, 2019 - 10:10am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan bids farewell Monday to Oppie and Groves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan will retire from full-time museum work April 26. She became executive director in May 2011, following the retirement of Hedy Dunn.

During an interview Monday with the Los Alamos Daily Post, McClenahan spoke about her most “spectacular day” on the job.

“I remember it well … Nov.

AHF Launches ‘Oak Ridge Innovations’ Program

on April 18, 2019 - 9:50am
Atomic Heritage Foundation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. “Nuclear medicine, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons. All of that goes back to Oak Ridge,” explains Denise Kiernan, bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City. Oak Ridge, Tenn. has been a center for nuclear research since General Leslie Groves selected it as the Manhattan Project’s uranium enrichment site in 1942.
Today, Oak Ridge is the home of many leading scientific and engineering research facilities, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has launched a new online interpretive program,

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Provides Empowerment

on April 18, 2019 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie discusses Crime Victim's Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The mission of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, was to give empowerment. So those suffering from abuses reach for assistance and others provide help to individuals who need it.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a national program but locally it was recognized through a proclamation presented by the Los Alamos County Council as well as informational cards posted on Atomic City Transit buses and 14 New

NMHU: Sarah Corey-Rivas Named Professor Of Year

on April 18, 2019 - 9:35am
Sarah Corey-Rivas
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University has named biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas Professor of the Year for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.
Corey-Rivas said she is touched that her students nominated her for Professor of the Year. “This award helps me know that the respect and admiration I feel for my students is mutual.”
Megan Thursby, a 2018 Highlands biology graduate who was accepted to

Bjorklund Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 18, 2019 - 8:46am
A crowd gathers for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR
Runners take off in the weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Lynn Bjorklund had a perfect prediction of the 24:00 minute time recorded in the 3 mile distance on the course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa.
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Ted Romero

Anne Hillerman’s ‘The Tale Teller’ Mesa Library April 24

on April 18, 2019 - 8:39am
Anne Hillerman
Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Fuller Lodge, presented by the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.
She also will show slides that illustrate the themes in her latest book, The Tale Teller.
Hillerman has just released the latest book in her series set in Navajo Country, featuring the detectives Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.
After the death of Hillerman’s famous father, the writer Tony Hillerman, she found herself wanting to hear more stories about the people who had come to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Metzger’s On Central

on April 18, 2019 - 8:33am

On the job in Los Alamos are Inventory Specialist Rob Trujillo and Floor Sales Specialst Anita Byrd organizing newly arrived plants Tuesday at Metzger’s Do it Best Hardware, 1607 Central Ave. Trujillo has worked at Metzger’s for 22 years and Byrd has been employed for one month. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

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

on April 18, 2019 - 8:33am

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 62, Tonight’s Low Around 39

on April 18, 2019 - 8:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with patchy fog before 9 a.m., then otherwise sunny and tonight’s low around 39. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Can-Am Trike Out For A Spin

on April 18, 2019 - 8:23am

Daily Postcard: Taking advantage of warmer weather, John McHale takes his Can-Am trike for a spin Wednesday and pauses for a quick photo near Starbucks on Central Avenue. McHale is a photographer for the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Learn About ‘Ringing Rocks’ Of Southwest Friday

on April 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center Friday evening to learn about the Stone Calendar Project and the ‘Ringing Rocks’ of the Southwest. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday to hear about the “ringing rocks” found in the Southwest and northern Mexico.


Barber combined a love of nature and science to start the Stone Calendar Project and study rock art sites throughout the region, identifying glyphs that mark specific times of the year using light and shadow interactions.

Council Tentatively Okays Community Services Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:39pm

Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan presents his department budget Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Community Services Department’s approximately $13.7 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they also tentatively approved all the suggested budget add-on options, which included:

  • $20,000 for quads and tracks for trail building and maintenance
  • $80,000 for the Public Health Office
  • $35,000 for open space improvements
  • $79,802 to hire a park maintenance

Council Tentatively Approves Public Works Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:36pm

Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents his department's budget during Tuesday night's hearing. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Public Works Department’s approximately $34.1 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they tentatively approved all the budget add-on options, which included:

  • $365,655 for major facilities maintenance
  • $680,000 budgeted in the general fund and $320,000 from non-general funds for increase in interdepartmental charges
  • $16,000 to staff

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap At Pueblo Gym May 18

on April 17, 2019 - 11:29am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 16, 2019

on April 17, 2019 - 11:09am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


April 13 at 3:39 p.m. / Police arrested Taylor Rose Ortega, 18, of Los Alamos near Rose Street and Central Avenue and charged her with careless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, operating a vehicle under the influence of a drug and driving with an open container of alcohol.



April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

Scenes From Annual Holi Festival At Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2019 - 8:36am

Sirphey hosted the annual Holi festival Sunday at Fuller Lodge with lots of color, music, food and drinks for all ages. Holi is the most colorful festival on earth, wherein communities come together for food, music, and of course, a color fight. And Unquarked hosted a beer garden with wines and brews from New Mexico breweries and wineries. At the event, Dance Arts Los Alamos instructor Neslihan Caren-Zeytun leads the crowd in dances. Photo by John McHale/
Scene from the color fight during the Holi festival Sunday behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/

SFCC: Information Night/Talent Show April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will present a student talent show accompanied by information tables for prospective students to learn about SFCC programs and resources 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the main hallway and Campus Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
Meet with representatives from many SFCC departments while current students show off their talents. Also learn about student support services, including financial aid.
Along with traditional fields of study, SFCC offers a wide range of classes including those in biofuels, game design, culinary arts,

LAPS National History Day Students Shine At State

on April 17, 2019 - 8:25am
National History Day students from Los Alamos from left, Logan Black, Kaisa Drew, Maybelle Wilson, Maybelle Wilson and Ashley Miller presented a dramatic performance on the Franklin Expedition to find a Northwest Passage. Courtesy/LAPS
Junior Abby Beus will represent LAHS at the NHD national competition June 10-13 in Maryland. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
National History Day students from Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School competed at the University of New Mexico Saturday to determine whose projects will represent New Mexico in the national NHD competition.

County Council Tentatively Approves LAPD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:14am

Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris present their department budget Tuesday night during the annual hearing before the County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Los Alamos Police Department approximately $8.8 million budget Tuesday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, council tentatively approved the following budget add-on options:

  • $35,224 for overtime pay
  • $33,000 for lifecycle purchases
  • $231,300 for a expanded consolidated dispatch center

Deputy Chief

State GSD To Begin Green Building Project

on April 17, 2019 - 8:10am
SANTA FE The General Services Department, in partnership with other state agencies, will soon begin a $32 million project to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings in Santa Fe, including installation of solar power and government’s first battery storage of solar power.
GSD also will be purchasing the first electric vehicles for the government motor pool, and it will build charging stations for the vehicles in Santa Fe.