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Daily Postcard: Golden Sunrise Fills Los Alamos Sky

on January 18, 2019 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: A golden sunrise fills the sky Wednesday from Quemazon in Los Alamos. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NWS: Today's High Near 37; 80% Chance Of Snow

on January 18, 2019 - 7:09am
The National Weather Service forecasts a high today in Los Alamos of near 37 and an 80 percent chance of snow showers mainly before 11 a.m. with a total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tonight's low is predicted to reach around 16 degrees. Courtesy/NWS

Two Skiers Critically Injured In Avalanche At Taos Ski Valley ... ‘No additional victims’

on January 17, 2019 - 9:02pm
The avalanche occurred in the ‘K3’ chute on Kachina Peak, as designated by the red arrow. The yellow-colored circle indicates the general area today where rescuers worked. Photo by Karin Eberhardt/Taos Ski Valley

An ambulance waits near the Mogul Clinic in Taos Ski Valley to transport skiers injured today in an avalanche near Kachina Peak at Taos Ski Valley. Photo by Yvonne Pesquera/The Taos News


Updated Jan. 17 at 4:35 p.m.

Two skiers were critically injured in an avalanche today near Kachina Peak, the highest point at Taos Ski Valley.

According to a press

Major Pothole Spotted On East Road Near Airport

on January 17, 2019 - 4:48pm

Motorists are urged to keep alert and on the lookout for potholes emerging throughout the county like this large one spotted this afternoon on East Road just west of the Los Alamos County Airport. County road crews are patching the potholes as weather permits. We encourage residents to send us their pothole photos so we can publish them to let others know the locations: Photo by Bonnie J.Gordon/

Los Alamos JJAB Elects David Woodruff Board Chair

on January 17, 2019 - 4:24pm

David Woodruff leads the JJAB monthly meeting after being elected board chair. Courtesy/JJAB

The JJAB monthly meeting Jan. 16 at UNM-LA. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) has announced that David Woodruff has been elected to the position of Board Chair. 

Woodruff has served on JJAB as a member and vice chair since March of 2014. He is the president and CEO of Zia Credit Union and holds a BA from Brigham Young University.


Udall Shares Shutdown Fears Of A New Mexico Family Being Pushed To The Brink After Missing Paycheck

on January 17, 2019 - 4:12pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. In a speech from the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall shared the story and fears of a family from New Mexico that is concerned about its financial security after missing a paycheck due to the Trump shutdown.
Udall’s remarks came just before he joined with his Democratic colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to highlight the workers, families, and communities across the country who continue to feel the bite of the longest government shutdown in American history.
In his speech, Udall highlighted the story of the

Scene From Wednesday’s March For Life Event

on January 17, 2019 - 4:08pm

Scene from the March for Life event Wednesday in Santa Fe that began with a Mass at noon at the Basilica followed by a march to the Roundhouse. Photo by Maria Dinkel

Caution: Potholes Emerging Following Winter Storms

on January 17, 2019 - 3:31pm


Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division staff would like to remind motorists to be on the look out for potholes that are developing in the days following several back to back winter storms.

As snow begins to melt off of roadways, the potholes are exposed in the pavement.

“Until the hot mix plant re-opens this Spring, and we see much warmer temperatures return that are needed for the hot mix to be an effective patch, we are going to continue to be in a reactive mode to fix only the worst potholes with a temporary solution,” said Dan Erickson, Traffic and Streets Division

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

Special Section 2019: The Start Of A New Journey

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

Click on the image below to read Special Section 2019: The Start Of A New Journey

World Futures: Some Definitions Or Lack Thereof Part 2

on January 17, 2019 - 3:20pm
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the previous column, differences between capitalism and socialism were discussed, both viewed as formal economics. The perception of both is how to operate the state or nation and the balance between economic freedom, personal choice and economic growth or social freedom and reduced business fluctuations.

In 1776, Adam Smith viewed the world as various nation-states competing economically with one another. As a member of a nation-state, the better one’s country does, the better one’s personal existence is. But is that true?

Avalanche Buries Two People Near Taos Ski Valley’s Kachina Peak

on January 17, 2019 - 2:55pm

Parks And Rec Board Supports Wall At Hell’s Hole

on January 17, 2019 - 10:56am
Parks and Recreation Board discussed ways to make Hell's Hole safer. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tevor Matuszak, 19, died in July 2017 after falling outside of Hell’s Hole Cave near the Red Dot Trail in White Rock.

This not the first tragedy to occur at this location. In the past, another hiker fell fatally outside this small cave and a third suffered serious injuries while exploring at Hell’s Hole.

During the regular Parks and Recreation Board meeting Thursday, Jan.

New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf Issues Remainder Of Committees And Chair Appointments

on January 17, 2019 - 10:54am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) announced the remainder of Committees and Chair appointments.
These are a total of seventeen standing and procedural committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The committees are as follows:
House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
Honorable Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), Chair
Honorable Rep. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming), Vice Chair
Committee members – Rep. Anthony Allison (D-Fruitland), Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena (D-Mesilla), Rep. Raymundo “Ray” Lara (D-Chamberino), Rep.

LANB Announces Assistance For Furloughed Workers

on January 17, 2019 - 10:53am

Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) wants to help furloughed customers during the federal government shutdown. Although the impact on individuals should be temporary, borrowers affected by the shutdown may face difficulties making payments on debts such as mortgages, student loans, car loans, business loans or credit cards.

 In an effort to assist their communities, LANB will provide options for individuals directly impacted by the government shutdown, including a 60-day payment forbearance on all

Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Give Your Health A Jumpstart In 2019

on January 17, 2019 - 10:40am

Los Alamos Family Care

Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier.

While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards.

It can reduce our risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and it can help boost our energy, sharpen our memories and stabilize our mood, leading to a noticeable

Governor Outlines Priorities In State Of State Address

on January 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her first State of the State address to the joint session of the 54th Legislature Tuesday at the State Capitol. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is surrounded by a massive crowd Tuesday as she delivers her first State of the State address. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post


LANLF: STEAM Day At Roundhouse Today

on January 17, 2019 - 10:32am
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANLF) Foundation is convening a press conference this morning at the Roundhouse Rotunda, bringing together education leaders and advocates to speak in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education and workforce development in New Mexico.
Confirmed speakers are:
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Mexico Howie Morales,
  • Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley,
  • Senator Mimi Stewart,
  • NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard,
  • New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu,
  • Air

LAPS: Barranca Elementary Construction Update

on January 17, 2019 - 10:27am

Construction underway at Barranca Elementary School at 57 Loma Del Escolar. Courtesy/LAPS

Construction underway at Barranca School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Back in the fall, the construction site at Barranca Elementary School was filled with piles of dirt.

Since then, progress on the project at 57 Loma Del Escolar has been moving full steam ahead, with the addition of steel beams and concrete flooring. The end result will be a new two-story classroom building for first through sixth grades, as well as a cafeteria and administrative offices.

“We are very pleased with the progress so

‘Relationship Building’ On Menu For Legislators

on January 17, 2019 - 10:12am

Concho Resources really wants to get to know you. At least, if you’re on the Legislative Finance Committee.

The oil and gas company’s lobbyist reported spending $4,173 at the upscale Santa Fe restaurant La Casa Sena last month on “relationship building” with the influential committee.

Lobbyists had a deadline Tuesday night to report spending from the beginning of October to the end of December. This restaurant tab was the single biggest expense disclosed by any of the Capitol’s legion of professional wheelers and dealers.

The company's lobbyist,

Mule Deer Raid Bird Feeders In Los Alamos

on January 17, 2019 - 9:14am

Mule deer have been raiding bird feeders at a residence on Timber Ridge Road in Los Alamos during the recent snowstorms ... the small herd stops by for a snack every day and usually includes does, fawns and bucks. Photo by Annis Young I live on Timber Ridge Road in #2

This buck is part of the herd that has been raiding bird feeders lately at a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road. Photo by Annis Young

This buck heads toward a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road to snack on bird seed. Photo by Annis Young

Balderas Partners With Aztec Schools, Local Leaders To Bring Active Shooter Response Technology To AHS

on January 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office:

  • State-of-the-art technology will be used to respond and save lives in the event of an active shooter

AZTEC – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will unveil an active shooter response technology Wednesday, Jan. 23 that will be the first of its kind in the state.

The Rave Panic Button interoperable communications network will be unveiled and implemented at Aztec High School (AHS), the site of a tragic and deadly school shooting in December 2017.

Members of the community are invited to attend this

AGU: New Study Finds Evidence Of Changing Seasons, Rain On Titan’s North Pole

on January 17, 2019 - 8:26am
New research provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons, shown here. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere, according to the researchers. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Titan’s north pole as seen by the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. The orange box shows the ‘wet sidewalk’ region, what analyses suggests is evidence of changing seasons and rain on Titan’s north pole. The blue box shows the expanded region in the bottom panel.

AFT-NM On Governor’s State Of State Address

on January 17, 2019 - 8:24am
AFT News:
SANTA FE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico (AFT-NM) President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“Governor Lujan Grisham’s inaugural State of the State address was a welcome and much-needed change in tone and direction for our State’s public education system from early education to higher education.
“Educators across the state – urban and rural, beginning and veteran alike – are hopeful again for the future of our profession in New Mexico, and especially for the students and families we serve.

Governor Ends Fuss Over Morales Successor

on January 17, 2019 - 8:02am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales enters the House chambers Tuesday for the State of the State address during the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Gabriel Ramos, a Silver City Democrat named by the governor to fill the Senate seat vacated by Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, poses Wednesday in the Senate chamber at the Capitol Wednesday. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican.
Getting elected governor of New Mexico by 14 percentage points doesn't mean you'll get everything you want in Silver