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Los Alamos Firefighters Honor Donna McHenry

on October 15, 2019 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, back row at left, firefighters and administrative staff gather today at Fuller Lodge to honor their own Donna McHenry who is retiring after being on the job since 2009. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Home Country: Squash

on October 15, 2019 - 4:55pm
Home Country
Squash. Just listen to that word one more time. Squash … one of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace. Why would anyone want to eat something that sounds as though someone sat on it?
The bottom-line truth is, cooks all over the place love a challenge, and they have tried valiantly to turn squash into an edible dish. To do this, they take one tenth of a portion of squash, boil as much of the squashiness as they can out of it, then immerse it in nine-tenths something that tastes good and hope no

Ponderosa Pines Shares Charging Station Usage With Community

on October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm

Ponderosa Pines Apartments is making available to the community its ChargePoint (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) at 3000 Trinity Dr. The one charging station can charge two vehicles at the same time. The charging station is on the south side of building 1, just 0.3 mile from the Reel Deal Theater. Visit to sign up for an account, download the app and start charging. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Bellevue University Joins SF Higher Education Center

on October 15, 2019 - 4:37pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Higher Education Center announces the partnership with Bellevue University to provide new pathways to higher education for residents of northern New Mexico.
To celebrate the new partnership, Bellevue University’s local Relationship Manager Mark Wood will host a grand opening and information session at 10 a.m. until noon Oct. 17 in the Campus Center at the Santa Fe Community College campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.
Students who attend the grand opening event can enter to win one of two $1,000 grants, which can be applied to a degree at Bellevue

Northern New Mexico Youth Summit 2019 Wednesday Oct. 23

on October 15, 2019 - 4:31pm

Deadline Looms To Help Make Guinness World Record

on October 15, 2019 - 4:21pm


Come on Team Los Alamos ... wouldn't you LOVE to help local non-profit Los Alamos Arts Council make a Guinness World Record?

LAAC needs to sell HUNDREDS of pumpkin carving tickets by this Saturday! The pumpkin carving event starts at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26 and carvers must be 10 years of age or older.

Online ticket sales end Friday to ensure ticket delivery ... the Los Alamos Arts Council has tickets at CB FOX. #1300Pumpkin Party.

Change Of Seasons: Flower Baskets Coming Down

on October 15, 2019 - 3:42pm
Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping take down the flower baskets Monday that graced the town throughout the summer, including these on Central Avenue, signaling the change of seasons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

SFCC Halloween Extravaganza Oct. 31

on October 15, 2019 - 3:34pm
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at SFCC in the Main Hallway of the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
This is a safe Trick or Treating event for the entire community.
This event also is alcohol and smoke-free event, no weapons are allowed, real or fake and no masks are allowed at this free event, sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development.
Call 505.428.1686 for information.

Community Development Advisory Board Strives To Gather Public Input On County Code Enforcement

on October 15, 2019 - 10:10am
Los Alamos County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden, left, speaks to KRSN Chief Operating Officer David Sutton during the Community Development Advisory Board open house Monday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

To get a clearer picture of what the public would like to see in the Los Alamos County’s code enforcement program, the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) hosted an open house Oct. 7.

The purpose of the open house was to collect feedback on the nuisance

‘News Of The World’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 15, 2019 - 9:58am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE News of the World, a post-Civil War adventure saga produced by Universal Pictures, has begun principal photography in and around Santa Fe, State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced Monday.
The production will continue in the state through November and employ more than 200 New Mexico crew members and 25 New Mexico actors.
“Our state film industry continues to draw sizable A-list productions, and that’s incredibly good news for our economy and workers,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.

Meet & Greet Morrie Pongratz At The Tub Wednesday

on October 15, 2019 - 9:44am

The community is invited to a Meet & Greet for Los Alamos School Board candidate Morrie Pongratz, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (The Tub) in Central Park Square. Pongratz is running in District 3, which is the Aspen District. Courtesy photo

New Mexico House Democratic Leadership Condemns Violent Political Video; Calls On House GOP To Do Same

on October 15, 2019 - 9:41am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos condemn the violent video that surfaced Sunday night.
The video, an edited scene from an action movie, depicts President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing dozens of people wearing the logos of media outlets—and the faces of political rivals including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton and the late John McCain—superimposed on their heads.
The video was shown at a conference organized by American Priority, an organization of the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Elegance By Antoinette

on October 15, 2019 - 9:36am

On the job in Los Alamos is Antoinette Garcia of Elegance by Antoinette at 3801 Arkansas Ave., checking on Lori Ostock who is anxiously waiting for the unveiling of her purple hair. Contact the salon at 505.662.8990. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

DEA; FDA Issue Warning To Four Website Operators

on October 15, 2019 - 9:31am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law.
This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly. Combined, these website operators run 10 websites engaged in illegal activity.
“Issuing these warning letters is not only an effort to deter the availability of dangerous illegal opioids, but

Scene Of Deacon Street Milling And Pothole Repair

on October 15, 2019 - 9:15am

Scene of preparation Saturday for the milling and pothole repair work scheduled for Monday on Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

La Vista Pastor Appreciation Potluck And Hike Sunday

on October 15, 2019 - 8:25am
Courtesy photo
La Vista Church News:
The community is invited to join La Vista Church, Sunday Oct. 20, after services to show Pastor Jeff Moore and his wife Lara just how much they are appreciated.
Bring a dish to share at the potluck lunch, then join in a fun (easy) hike. Sign up to bring a dish.

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

on October 15, 2019 - 8:21am

POST News:

To read the latest Letters to the Editor, click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link. All past letters and columns are archived in that location and letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on October 15, 2019 - 8:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Tall Symbol Of Fall Spotted On Bryce

on October 15, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: The sunny days and cool nights of fall have colored the leaves on this tall tree growing in a yard on Bryce Avenue near Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Extreme Solar Storms May Actually Be More Frequent

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
This visualization depicts what a coronal mass ejection might look like as it interacts with the interplanetary medium and magnetic forces. Courtesy/NASA/Steele Hill
An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory shows a giant sunspot present in 2014. The sunspot spanned 80,000 miles. Courtesy/NASA/SDO
AGU News:
Researchers propose in a new study why an extreme solar storm in 1859 was so damaging to Earth’s magnetic field. They compared the storm with other extreme storms in history, suggesting this storm is not likely unique.
The September 1859 Carrington Event ejected

NMHU: Pakistani Exchange Student Mariam Naseer Shares Appreciation For Kindness Of Americans

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
Mariam Naseer
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, N.M. When Mariam Naseer, a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan, returns home she will tell people about the kindness of Americans.
“I’m in awe of the generosity and kindness American people show,” Naseer said. “I wear hijab, a traditional scarf Muslim women wear, and was concerned I’d be the only one wearing it. All the people I’ve met in Las Vegas, from my Highlands professors to strangers, made me feel comfortable in my own skin, always asking if I was ok. So many people have said, ‘we have your back.’”

Buy Tickets By Oct. 19 To Help Los Alamos Break Guinness World Record For Mass Pumpkin Carving

on October 14, 2019 - 12:57pm

LAAC News:
The community is encouraged to purchase $5 tickets at CB FOX for a 24+ lb. pumpkin by Saturday, Oct. 19 (or online at and receive a complimentary carving kit.
The Los Alamos Arts Council wants to assure the right number of pumpkins for this special attempt ... 1,300 pumpkins is the goal to break the 1,060 record!
The Los Alamos Arts Council will assess the pumpkin count Saturday, Oct. 19.

Home Country: A Special Buck

on October 14, 2019 - 12:38pm
Home Country
When Bob Garcia removed that old mossyhorn mount from its place over the fireplace, we were a bit confused.
That huge buck had been his pride and joy for more than 30 years. But Bob put it back in his office, behind the kitchen. The spot of honor over the fireplace now belongs to a young forked-horn buck, the one he took last year on the other side of the hayfield. It’s the kind of buck you expect to get for your first buck, and not really the kind you honor like that after a lifetime spent hunting in the autumn woods.
When he was asked, Bob just

Teatro Paraguas: Divining Bernhardt By Bridget Kelly

on October 14, 2019 - 12:23pm
Divining Bernhardt, A One-Woman Comedy Written and Performed by Bridget Kelly at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
Divining Bernhardt is a live one-woman comedy that explores the power of connection and inter-generational mentorship through the multimedia languages of today. The biographical clock is ticking for wallflower scholar, Phoebe Wainwright, who is desperate to complete her life’s work based on troubled and charismatic 19th Century stage diva Sarah Bernhardt.