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New Mexico Unemployment Rate At 5.1 Percent

on March 23, 2019 - 8:24am
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February 2019, unchanged from the rates in January 2019 and February 2018. The national unemployment rate in February 2019 was 3.8 percent, down from 4.0 percent in January and down from 4.1 percent in February 2018.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 7,400 jobs, or 0.9 percent, between February 2018 and February 2019. All aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 8,200 jobs, or 1.3 percent. The public sector was down 800 jobs, or 0.4 percent.

Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair At K Of C Hall April 27

on March 23, 2019 - 8:11am

Obituary: Betty Ann Lindsey Perkins March 15, 2019

on March 23, 2019 - 8:03am
Betty Ann Lindsey Perkins, age 86, of Los Alamos, NM passed away peacefully March 15, 2019 after fighting myelodysplastic syndrome for multiple years.
Betty was born and lived in Amarillo, Texas, but spent much of her childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She enjoyed her summers in the Jemez and in the Pecos riding horses, attending Girl Scout Camp, enjoying Santa Fe, and appreciating the cool mountain temperatures. Her father served as an accountant for the Los Alamos Ranch School and her grandfather served as the Governor of New Mexico.
Betty met

NWS: Today’s High Near 46, Tonight’s Low Around 33

on March 23, 2019 - 8:00am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 46 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 33. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fog Rainbow Appears In Western Sky

on March 23, 2019 - 7:52am

Daily Postcard: A fog rainbow with just bits of color at the bases appears in the sky Friday looking west from Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Becky Dahl

Governor Signs Landmark Energy Legislation

on March 22, 2019 - 4:27pm

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today signs the Energy Transition Act, landmark legislation that sets bold statewide renewable energy standards and establishes a pathway for a low-carbon energy transition away from coal while providing workforce training and transition assistance to affected communities. Courtesy photo

Surrounded by dozens of advocates and statewide leaders, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed Senate Bill 489. Courtesy photo


  • SB489 establishes New Mexico as a national leader in renewable transition efforts

SANTA FE – Surrounded by dozens of advocates and

Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on March 22, 2019 - 4:08pm
NMSP News:
SANTA FE At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe.
The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge Pickup on a flatbed trailer.
For reasons still under investigation the Expedition appears to have lost control, overcorrected and then rolled.
A middle row passenger in the Expedition, Zenaida Lopez, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, she

Los Alamos Golf Course Summer Hours Saturday!

on March 22, 2019 - 3:57pm

News Alert: Water Break On NM 4 North Of Rover

on March 22, 2019 - 3:39pm


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water break on N.M. 4 just north of Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Crews are mobilizing traffic control devices to drop a lane affecting eastbound traffic heading toward N.M. 502.

Customers in White Rock may experience low water pressure and there may be air in the lines.

Estimated time of repairs is unknown at this time.

Change In Grading Schools Dies In Legislature

on March 22, 2019 - 8:42am
Kevin Mccullough, a dual-language fifth-grade teacher at Sweeney Elementary School, gives a lesson March 13 about state finances. Students discussed how they'd spend an expected $1.1 billion budget surplus. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
Two bills that would have created new guidelines for grading New Mexico's teachers stalled during the just-completed legislative session, but the state Public Education Department will continue to transition away from the evaluation system implemented by the administration of former Gov.

Draft Environmental Assessment For LANL Photovoltaic System Available To Public

on March 22, 2019 - 8:03am

LANL News:


The Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze  the proposed construction and operation of a 10 megawatts (MW) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system (PV) and associated power transmission line within an existing power transmission line corridor. The EZ will also  analyze the No Action Alternative of not constructing the PV.


The proposed PV location is on approximately 55-60 acres of which around 50 acres are within a previously disturbed area that was used as a borrow pit at

Council Proclaims March 29 Vietnam War Veterans Day

on March 22, 2019 - 7:57am

Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter NSDAR Roberta Day Idzorek accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz  Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting. The proclamation recognizes Friday, March 29, as Vietnam War Veterans Day in Los Alamos. Day Idzorek said NSDAR will host a reception for Vietnam War veterans and their families 6-8 p.m. March 26 at the VFW Post 8874. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
A proclamation recognizing Friday, March 29, as Vietnam War Veterans Day was presented Tuesday night during the regular Los Alamos

AG Hector Balderas Releases NCAA Tournament Bracket; Picks Aggies To Upset #5 Auburn

on March 22, 2019 - 7:54am
 Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has released his 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket.
His March Madness picks include the 12th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies springing the upset on 5th-ranked Auburn in the Midwest Regional, and a Western Regional final that pits 4-seed Florida State against 7-seed Nevada.
Ultimately, AG Balderas has chosen a Tobacco Road showdown in the National Championship Game; pitting North Carolina against Duke for the fourth time this season. 

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on March 22, 2019 - 7:53am

Weekly Fishing Report: March 22

on March 22, 2019 - 7:52am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Spring officially began March 20 and the weather has turned warmer recently. Temperatures in Northern New Mexico are in the 50’s and 60’s.
There are still some lakes that are closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions, but it shouldn’t be long before most of the lakes are free of ice and open to fishing. Some of the higher small lakes above 9,000 feet will remain frozen until April and even into May.
The cold winter we just had has delayed the blooming of fruit trees here in the Espanola Valley.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Hair Experts

on March 22, 2019 - 7:47am

On the job in Los Alamos is Stylist Manager Carla Jaramillo cutting J.D. Johnson’s hair Thursday in Hair Experts at 97 DP Road. Jaramillo has has been cutting hair in Los Alamos since 1986. She can be reached at 505.662.5889. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Labor Stories: From East To West April 6

on March 22, 2019 - 7:44am
TCHS News:
The Taos County Historical Society announces its April 6 free public program “Labor Stories From East to West”.
The program features Robbin Legere Henderson and David Maes with presentations on Matilda Rabinowitz, a socialist labor organizer from the east and the Silver City Mining strike in New Mexico.
The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.
Maes is a Board member of the Taos County Historical Society and chair of the Folklore and Oral History Committee.

Discrimination Controversy Erupts In 1950 Los Alamos

on March 22, 2019 - 7:44am

Article in the New Mexican, Dec. 1, 1950. Courtesy/LAHS
By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos is no stranger to controversy, and the heated discussions and debates are usually over nuclear weapons, not race relations. However, in the winter of 1950, the community found itself in the center of a race-related dispute—over a haircut.

Recent research into life in Los Alamos during the Cold War turned up several news articles on William G. Stone, a security inspector for the Protective Force.


Obituary: George Frank Erickson May 10, 1929 – March 5, 2019

on March 22, 2019 - 7:40am

GEORGE F. ERICKSON May 10, 1929 – March 5, 2019

George Frank Erickson died peacefully in Los Alamos on March 5, 2019 with family by his side. 

George was born in Oak Park, IL on May 10, 1929. He had a colorful childhood on the streets of Chicago exploring the wonders of energetic chemical reactions and high power electrical devices that sparked the technical passions that he carried with him through the rest of his life.

He spent time in Buffalo, NY while taking classes at the State University of New York and later joined the Naval Reserve as an electronics technician.


Scenes From BSMA Night With A Nerd

on March 22, 2019 - 6:48am

Community members gather March 14 at Fuller Lodge for the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) presentation of Night With A Nerd. Featured speaker Tim Koeth presented ‘The Physicists in the Basement of the High Castle’, an intriguing talk about the race between WW2 United States and Germany to build the world’s first atomic weapon and how the United States succeeded where others failed. for more information about the BSMA. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Community members at Fuller Lodge for the BSMA presentation of Night With A Nerd.

NM Could Join States That Renamed Columbus Day

on March 22, 2019 - 6:25am
Goodbye, Christopher Columbus.
New Mexico may observe Indigenous Peoples' Day instead.
The Senate voted 22-15 Friday, March 15 to send Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham a bill that would rename the holiday commemorating the Italian explorer.
The legislation comes as the holiday that took off in the late 19th century as a celebration of Italian-American heritage has in recent decades spurred debate over the real legacy of a man who represents the beginning of European colonialism in the Americas and how best to tell a fuller story of the

Lensic Presents Malpaso Dance Company April 2

on March 22, 2019 - 6:21am
Malpaso Dance Company perform April 2 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. Photo by Nir Arieli
The Lensic presents Malpaso Dance Company, direct from Havana at 7:30 p.m., April 2 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies, with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.

NMHU Alumna To Speak At Commencement

on March 22, 2019 - 6:18am
Felicia Ortiz
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 11.
Ortiz is a Las Vegas, Nev., entrepreneur who earned her B.A in business administration and accounting cum laudefrom Highlands in 2001. She completed her MBA in 2006 at the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.

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

on March 22, 2019 - 6:11am

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.