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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.

Alzheimer’s Association Free Program In Santa Fe: ‘Know The 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease’

on October 14, 2019 - 12:21pm
AA News:
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The presentation, titled, “Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” will help participants differentiate between normal age-related forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease indicators.

Discover Why Scientists Monitor Bird Populations

on October 14, 2019 - 12:17pm
Join Keegan Tranquillo, Dulce Flores and Sarah Milligan at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn about Bandelier National Monument’s bird banding program. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn more about Bandelier National Monument’s long-term bird banding program.
Bandelier bird biologists Keegan Tranquillo and Sarah Milligan and international intern Dulce Flores will give an overview of the program and discuss why it is important to monitor wildlife.

Udall Issues Statement On Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 14, 2019 - 11:39am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

SANTA FE — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement honoring indigenous communities across New Mexico and the United States:

“Today, we celebrate the resilience, culture, and history of Native Americans across Indian Country. New Mexico’s 23 Tribes have helped build the foundations of our state while tirelessly working to defend their land, cultures, traditions and way of life.

Topper Boys Soccer Defeats Taos Tigers 3-1

on October 14, 2019 - 11:32am

The Topper Soccer team poses for a photo before taking on the Taos Tigers in a district game Tuesday at Sullivan Field. The two teams had nearly the same record, so the game was very close in spite of the score. Both teams charged hard on offense, but the Topper defense was the deciding factor to take the match 3-1. The game was very exciting with both teams having chances to score and play aggressive soccer. Photo by John McHale/

Westley Parker battles for the ball against #5 Kian Morgan and #19 Sam Hastings in the first half. Photo by John McHale/


U.S. Senatorial Candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján Opens Campaign Office In Santa Fe

on October 14, 2019 - 11:07am

Los Alamos supporters Jonathan and Ellen Mills at left, greet U.S. Senatorial candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján Saturday Oct. 5 as he enters his new campaign office on St. Michael’s Drive behind Carl’s Jr. in Santa Fe. Luján is running for the seat held by Sen. Tom Udall who is retiring at the end of 2020. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd of supporters gathered Saturday Oct. 5 at the opening of his new campaign office in Santa Fe. As always, he joked that people came mostly to see his mother Carmen, third from

Los Alamos Family Eyecare Invites Community To Day Of Eye Health Lectures Friday Oct. 25

on October 14, 2019 - 10:26am

Los Alamos Family Eyecare News:

Los Alamos Family Eyecare invites the community to a day of education and information, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at 800 Trinity Dr. Ste B ... RSVP to 505.662.9681.  

“Preserving Vision for a Lifetime through Nutrition” is a day of eye health lectures by Stephen Porpora from Eyepromise. He will discuss ways to enhance and protect vision for a lifetime.

There will be door prizes, free gifts and refreshments during the event.

Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) by QuantifEye has become the industry standard for assessing the health of your

NMMNHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 14, 2019 - 10:10am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs in our community.
The Museum is inviting children of all ages to draw or write a message about the dangers of drug use. Children can also create an ofrenda (memorial display) for family members whose lives have been lost due to substance abuse.

Purgatory Opens For Winter 19/20 Season Nov. 22

on October 14, 2019 - 10:07am
Friday Morning's inaugural snowmaking operations at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory
Scene of snowmaking operations Friday at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory

The snow was flying Friday morning at Purgatory Resort amidst the beautiful fall colors.

Purgatory opens Nov. 22 for the Winter 19/20 season, and is hoping for another record-breaking season of snowfall. Last season was the third snowiest on record for the resort, and all of that cold weather and moisture delayed peak foliage by several weeks. 
Here are just a few reasons to consider

MRM: ‘Monks, Moonstone, And Malbec’ Oct. 19

on October 14, 2019 - 10:07am

Bernstein Announces Meet & Greet Schedule

on October 14, 2019 - 10:00am

Christine Bernstein


Los Alamos School Board District 3 candidate Christine Bernstein announces her upcoming Meet & Greet schedule:

  • Oct. 17 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op;
  • Oct. 20 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ruby K's; and
  • Nov. 1 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Film Festival.

District 3 is in the Aspen area.

Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta Jan. 18-19

on October 14, 2019 - 9:49am
SKI News:
The Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta, northern New Mexico’s premier winter event, takes place Jan. 18-19, 2020, in Chama, NM and the South San Juan Mountains.
There are 6K & 18K Freestyle and 6K & 12 K Classic Cross-country ski races; USSSA qualifying 6K & 12 K Snowshoe Races and combined races. The race course is located 12 miles north of Chama and includes a portion of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad track.

Puss In Boots Or El Gato con Botas In November

on October 14, 2019 - 9:49am

Criminal Justice Talk: ‘People Not Prisons’ Oct. 22

on October 14, 2019 - 9:48am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Roofing Operation

on October 14, 2019 - 9:45am

On the job in Los Alamos are roofers getting their work done Wednesday afternoon at CB FOX Department Store on Deacon Street. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

BLM Updates Mineral Cost Recovery Fee Schedule

on October 14, 2019 - 9:44am
BLM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a final rule, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which updates the cost recovery fees that the BLM charges for processing certain actions undertaken by its mineral programs.
Specifically, this final rule updates the fees charged to recover costs incurred in processing certain documents associated with oil, gas, coal, and solid mineral activities on public lands, including fees associated with mineral patent adjudications.

Topper Girls Volleyball Win Match Over Taos 3-0

on October 14, 2019 - 9:42am

The Hilltoppers came out swinging (literally) Tuesday night against the Taos Tigers. The Toppers had 39 Kills and 15 Blocks for points. Los Alamos also excelled from the service line tallying only 5 service errors vs. 13 aces on the night. The Back Row only had 6 service errors and 5 dig errors. This coupled with 25 '3' ball passes set the stage for a great evening. Elise Olivas played a fabulous game on defense and made solid decisions on offense to facilitate this win. Natalie Gallegos led the way with 24 Kills on 38 attempts with only 2 errors.

Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 14, 2019

on October 14, 2019 - 9:41am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There will b a big change in the weather coming later this week. A strong cold front will hit Hew Mexico, dropping temperatures dramatically, especially on the eastern side of the state.

There may be some snow in the mountains, but the big difference will be the drop in temperatures. Night time and early morning temperatures will drop down into the teens and twenties, with highs in the forties and fifties.

The drop in temperature will likely turn on the trout fishing in the lakes, especially on the eastern side of the state.

Deposit Machine Damaged In Drive-Thru Lane At EB&T

on October 14, 2019 - 9:36am

Los Alamos police respond to a call at 7:06 a.m. today in reference to a damaged deposit machine in the second lane of the drive-thru at Enterprise Bank & Trust at 1200 Trinity Dr. Police told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that bank management is aware of how the accident occurred and are handling it internally. Photo by John McHale/

Family Of Lorraine Montoya Expresses Appreciation

on October 14, 2019 - 9:21am
Lorraine Montoya
From the Family of Lorraine Montoya:
Our hearts are full of gratitude as we extend our appreciation to our amazing family, friends, and colleagues for the kindness, sympathy, food, flowers, cards, visits, and friendship bestowed upon us during the recent passing of our beloved mother and wife, Lorraine Montoya.
Your generosity during these difficult days will never be forgotten.
We also want to express special appreciation to the following:
  • Abiqiuiu Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church including Rev.

Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 14, 2019 - 9:07am

Columbus Day parade, Oct. 12, 1949, New York City. Courtesy/



Since 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and a few states have adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

Not by coincidence, the occasion usually falls on Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, or replaces the holiday entirely.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed by the states of New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Maine, Louisiana, Oregon, Nevada and Vermont, as well as South Dakota, which celebrates Native

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 3 To Oct. 7, 2019

on October 14, 2019 - 8:14am

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.


Oct. 3 at 1:40 p.m. / Police arrested Brandon Dean Hahn, 26, of Rapid City, S.D. on Canyon Road on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. / Police arrested Willie J. Harrison, 45, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 14, 2019 - 8:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS