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Scenes From BSMA’s ‘Night With A Nerd’ ... Alan Carr

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes to the crowd gathered Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am
NPS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry.
The burn operations are planned for late March or April, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions, and should take one to three days to complete. The area is currently under a seasonal closure, so impacts to visitors will be minimal.
NPS officials hope to reintroduce fire into the meadow grasslands, which would result in a low to

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am



In And Around Town: March 16

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to​​​​​​​

FRIDAY March 16

LALT Presents Secondary Cause of Death
Los Alamos Little Theater presents Secondary Cause of Death at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at CB Fox, at the door, or

Olion's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

The Los Alamos High School Olions presents the "25th Annual Putnam

County Planning Manager Tamara Baer Discusses Sign Code At Chamber Business Breakfast

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Planning Manager Tamara Baer presents a talk Thursday morning on the County Sign Code at the Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Consumer Protection Week FACTS: Hundreds Of New Mexicans Helped & 'S' Is For Scams

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  During the last week, the Office of Attorney General has helped more than 300 different people with problems involving scams, consumer complaints against businesses, and constituent problems with government agencies.
March 9, the last day of Consumer Protection Week, consumer advocates saw scores of people who came to the Attorney General’s offices in person to seek free advice and help on housing problems, charities fraud, internet scams, and many other problems.
“We hope that events like Consumer Protection Week will

Corrina Hughes Wins Daily Postcard Contest

on March 16, 2018 - 9:08am
Los Alamos Arts Council President Chris Monteith, left, presents a $100 check to Corrina Hughes, the winner of the Los Alamos Daily Postcard quarterly photo contest made possible by a fund established by Robert and Ann Wells. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
This quarter's award winning photo by Corrina Hughes. Photo by Corrina Hughes
Los Alamos Daily Post
Local photographer Corrina Hughes’ pictures of natural landscapes often appear as Daily Postcards in the Los Alamos Daily Post website and her efforts in capturing the local

Los Alamos Track And Field Athletes ... Wow!

on March 16, 2018 - 8:48am
Assessment/School Improvement Coordinator
Bernalillo Public Schools

I’m sending this email in regards to your Track and Field Athletes for Los Alamos High School.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took my daughter to Chill Zone (yogurt place) in Bernalillo. As we were enjoying our Froyo many students from Los Alamos entered Chill Zone – they literally packed the place. Looks like they ate at Dions Pizza first and then went to Chill Zone for dessert.

Anyhow, I was very impressed with the behavior of all the students. They were very well behaved and respectful.

Daily Postcard: Snow Showers And Chilly Winds

on March 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds pummel the community for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon including Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds shown Thursday on Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Honors Victims Of Florida School Shooting

on March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

A crowd gathers Wednesday early evening at Ashley Pond Park to participate in a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Doulgas High School in Parkland, Fla. Non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from high school students were shared. Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos co-hosted the vigil. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 Rep.

LANL 75th Anniversary Logo Unveiled At Celebration Of Stem Education At Bradbury Science Museum

on March 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace unveils the new 75th Anniversary LANL logo at a Celebration of Stem Education Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New 75th Anniversary LANL logo unveiled Tuesday. 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
LACD News:
The Science On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays.
Start the week off with interesting conversations and libations at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square. Join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space.
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

Chamisa And Pinon Elementary Schools Travel Around The World In White Rock During Multicultural Fair

on March 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

Los Alamos High School students Shannon Pestovich, left, and Meghan Romero volunteer at one of the booths during the Chamisa Elementary and Pinon Elementary Schools' Around the World in White Rock Multicultural Fair Wednesday night at Pinon Elementary. Pestovich explained participants can pick up a 'passport' booklet and collect stickers from the different booths at the fair. Once the booklet is filled, participants can return it for a prize. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sixth grader Andres Iturregui and Sara Pocernik check out a booth about Puerta Rico during the Around the

Obituary: Larry C. Madsen March 11, 2018

on March 15, 2018 - 5:04pm

LARRY C. MADSEN March 11, 2018

Larry C. Madsen, 76, passed away on March 11, 2018 at his home in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Larry was born in rural Wakonda, South Dakota to Leon and Wanetta Madsen. Larry received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from SDSM&T and his doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University.

He was employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory over 30 years and later worked for the Washington Institute. Larry was extremely hard working, disciplined, and dedicated about all his endeavors.


Kristy A. Ortega Joins RE/MAX First As Newest Associate Broker

on March 15, 2018 - 11:37am
Kristy A. Ortega
RE/MAX News:
RE/MAX First has announced that Realtor® Kristy A. Ortega is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Ortega brings to the office more than 30 years of community knowledge in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.
“I’m excited to join RE/MAX, the most productive real estate network in the U.S., while bringing my sense of community to folks looking to make one of lives biggest decisions, buying or selling their home,” Ortega said.

Sheehey Discusses Candidacy For House Dist. 43

on March 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Pete Sheehey files his candidacy for District 43 State Representative Tuesday at the Secretary of States Office in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Councilor
Candidate House Dist. 43

Tuesday I filed my candidacy with nominating petitions signed by hundreds, to become a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.  I’ve knocked on doors and listened to citizens throughout this diverse District, from La Cienega and western Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, to Jemez Springs and Cuba in Sandoval County, to Gallina

Scenes From St. Baldrick's Fundraiser Wednesday

on March 15, 2018 - 11:08am

Convincing people to buy St. Baldrick's t-shirts at Wednesday evening's fundraiser for the Foundation at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op, from left, Sophia Jones, Olivia Ortega and Isabella Casias. ​St. Baldricks Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Volunteers cooking food at Wednesday evening’s fundraiser for St.

Smart Design With Suzette: How To Make Your Kitchen Look And Feel Bigger

on March 15, 2018 - 11:06am
Appliance panels. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create extra room in your kitchen, or create the illusion of a bigger space than you have, all without sacrificing a sense of personality.
Consider shallow cabinets. Not all of your lower cabinets must be the standard 24-inch depth. Most cabinet lines (even stock cabinets from big box stores) also come in a 12- or 15-inch depth usually used for upper cabinets.

Using slimmer

LAPD Recommends Security Options To School Board

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, and Sgt. Chris Ross field questions from School Board members, Bill Hargraves, left, and Dr. Steve Boerigter at Tuesday's school board meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Perimeter security, access control and key card access are the three biggest needs in Los Alamos Public Schools and also the recommendations of the Los Alamos Police Department, Sgt. Chris Ross told school board members during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Ross, who is head of LAPD’s

Chandler: Healthy Communities – Systemic Approach Needed

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am
Dist. 43 Candidate

I am running for the New Mexico House of Representatives, Dist. 43 because I believe that state government can and should play a more effective role in improving citizens’ lives. 

One area that I will focus on is improving access to and availability of healthcare including behavioral and addictive treatment and prevention services.

Local Couple Establishes Community Endowment Fund For UNM-Los Alamos

on March 15, 2018 - 8:35am

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney, Community Endowment for UNM-LA donors Pat Soran and Ann Hayes, and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Steve Boerigter met Friday in Dr. Cindy Rooney’s office at UNM-LA to discuss the new Community Endowment for UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA

Pat Soran and Ann Hayes established an endowed donor designated fund, the Community Endowment for UNM-LA, through the Los Alamos Community Foundation. They signed the papers Friday to make it official. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA
Los Alamos Daily Post

Longtime Los Alamos

Governor Martinez Announces Vitality Works Expanding, Creating Up To 80 New Jobs

on March 15, 2018 - 8:33am
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Vitality Works, an Albuquerque based manufacturer, will expand its operations, creating up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works' expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). 

"I will continue fighting for the bold reforms and critical tools that have made New Mexico a great place to do business," Martinez said.

Board Of Public Utilities And County Council Consider Advancing Carbon Free Power Project

on March 15, 2018 - 8:31am

UAMPS Representative Mason Baker speaks to BPU and Council members during a special joint meeting on the Carbon Free Power Project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/  



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the Los Alamos County Council is considering taking the next steps in the Carbon Free Power Project. The question facing them is whether to sign a Power Sales Contract.


The project was discussed during a joint BPU and County Council meeting March 6 in Council Chambers.


In its March 21

LAFD Offers Defensible Space Advice In Anticipation Of Tough Fire Season

on March 15, 2018 - 8:21am

LAFD Wildland Division Chief Kelly Sterna and Marisol Padilla of the Department's Community Outreach Program are preparing information on defensible space for the public in anticipation of the upcoming fire season. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

With more than 60 percent of the state in severe drought conditions, and fire officials predicting what could possibly be the worst fire season in a decade, Los Alamos Fire Department, particularly the Wildland Fire Division, has been gearing up by implementing fuel

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns For Washington Office

on March 15, 2018 - 7:37am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C., office. 

For more information and to apply for an internship,  visit During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two summer internship sessions: May 29 to June 29 and July 2 to Aug.