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on November 17, 2018 - 6:10am

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.

Today's High Near 50 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on November 17, 2018 - 6:06am
The National Weather Service reports today's high near 50 with mostly sunny skies and tonight's low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Board Of Public Utilities To Consider Advanced Metering

on November 16, 2018 - 6:23pm


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking approval from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Iris Street Monday

on November 16, 2018 - 6:02pm

Traffic Alert:

Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line on Iris Street, just west of the 9th Street intersection behind the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Monday.

Crews will excavate a section of road to repair the gas line on the south side of Iris behind the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Iris will be blocked to all traffic between the tennis courts and Aspen Apartments, just west of 9th Street.

Spots Available In Time Travelers Children’s Program

on November 16, 2018 - 5:34pm

Scene from the October session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos History Museum News:

There are still a few spots open for the Nov. 28 session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum.

Time Travelers sets students on an adventure of exploration, investigating local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities. The program is for students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades and meets 1:15–3 p.m. in Fuller Lodge.

Time Travelers

Enchanted Forest Opens Early For Skiing

on November 16, 2018 - 5:19pm

Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

Helena Mieras skiing Monday on the March Hare Trail. Courtesy/Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area

SKI News:

Red River – Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Area is open for business.

“This is the best early-season skiing we’ve had in years,” Enchanted Forest’s General Manager Mike Ritterhouse asid. “We are 100-percent open with trail depths of 4 to 10 inches after the recent storm that gave us 22 inches Nov. 11-12. Conditions range from early season with potential obstacles to excellent!”

Depending on the

Scenes From LA Tan And More Open House

on November 16, 2018 - 5:06pm

Roberta Rivera, owner of LA Tan and More, gives Andrea Simons a manicure during an open house Thursday at 975 Central Ave., just a few doors down from the DMV. Rivera has operated LA Tan and More for 31 years but her business is offering a number of new services including massage, Reiki and Tarot card readings. She continues to offer manicures and pedictures as well as tannings and waxings. Regarding the open house, Riveria said, 'I feel amazing.

FBI Releases Photos Of Suspect And Getaway Vehicle Used In Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 5:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the owner is asked to contact the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers anonymously at 505.843.STOP. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI has released photos of a getaway vehicle used in an August bank robbery in Albuquerque in the hopes somebody will come forward with information to help solve this crime. The suspect is believed to have fled in a gray Chevrolet SUV with a

Taos Ranked In Top Trending Ski Destinations In U.S.

on November 16, 2018 - 4:37pm
TAOS News:
TAOS The Town of Taos has announce that it is the top trending ski destination in the U.S. according to a recent report from travel search and booking engine KAYAK.
The list ranked U.S. and Canadian destinations based on year-over-year increase in searches.
Taos’ 27 percent increase in searches landed it the top U.S. spot and the #3 spot in all of North America, behind Banff and Quebec City, Canada. Other U.S. destinations on the list included Big Sky, Montana, Stowe, Virginia, Jay, Vermont and Breckenridge, Colorado.

Popular Abiquiú Artist Releases New Christmas Cards

on November 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
'Vintage Friends' is one of Lori Faye Bock's first greeting cards and still one of her most popular. The New Mexico artist takes joy in painting the personalities of the animals in her life - none of which really drive an old pickup truck. Courtesy photo
A network of independent retailers and cooperatives throughout the state carry Lori Faye Bock’s line of greeting cards, including portfolios of this year’s Christmas card The Gift, which also includes a 4” x 6” magnet for the kitchen with the colorful greeting. Courtesy photo
BOOK News:
Nationally acclaimed northern New Mexico

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward In Carlsbad Bank Robbery

on November 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Crime Stoppers of Eddy County, anonymously, at 844.786.7227. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are looking for an individual who robbed a bank this morning in Carlsbad.

The unidentified person wore a mask, a white hooded sweatshirt with the words "American Eagle" on it, a dark ski cap, sunglasses and black gloves.


County Eco Station Announces Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

‘100 Days Of Winter’ Kicks Off Today!

on November 16, 2018 - 3:20pm


Go Play LA! The Community Services Department 100 Days of Winter Programming Guide is now available.

Pick up a free booklet or download a digital copy from the County website at

Keep up with the fun on the Community Services Department Facebook page at

TechSource To Match Online Donations To LAPS Foundation Including New Text-To-Give Feature

on November 16, 2018 - 3:13pm

Donations to the LAPS Foundation foster innovation and growth in Los Alamos Public Schools, including three new 3D printers such as this one at LAMS last spring. Courtesy/LAPSF



TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered, science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, LLC, has announced that it will match all online donations to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPS Foundation), up to $5,000, through Dec. 31, 2018.

This includes the LAPS Foundation’s new text-to-give feature, which makes it easy to contribute by texting

RTD Blue Buses Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD "Blue Buses" will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the 255 Mountain Trail to Ski Santa Fe WILL operate both days.
The RTD Mountain Trail will transition to its Winter Schedule beginning Thanksgiving Day to coincide with the season open at Ski Santa Fe.
The Mountain Trail bus provides seven roundtrips on weekends and three roundtrips, Monday through Friday from stops around downtown Santa Fe to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe.

Tax Holiday On Small Business Saturday Nov. 24!

on November 16, 2018 - 2:47pm


The 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in 2018 and 2019.

The 24-hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small, are exempted. It covers a wide range of products, including clothing, sporting goods, artworks, musical instruments, and furniture – as long as the cost of any individual product doesn’t exceed $500.

For more


LifePoint And RCCH Merger Now Complete

on November 16, 2018 - 9:46am

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners have completed their merger and will now begin operating as one, united company under the LifePoint Health name.

As part of the LifePoint network, Los Alamos Medical Center is now connected to an even stronger network of community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities that spans 30 states. This will give us new opportunities to grow and thrive in the rapidly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.

While there are great opportunities ahead, much about

Vox Podcast Features Linda Anderman Of Los Alamos

on November 16, 2018 - 9:37am

Graphic of volumetric measurements. Designed by Laura Anderman

Linda Anderman


Linda Anderman of Los Alamos has been researching and studying measurement and metric system history for the past six years. She has a blog about measurement and the metric system here:
Vox recently interviewed her on the subject for a podcast airing sometime today. Find Vox podcasts here:
Find a printed story about the new standard from Vox here: 

NIST: Historic Vote Ties Kilogram And Other Units To Natural Constants

on November 16, 2018 - 8:48am

The U.S. delegation at the 26th General Conference of Weights and Measures where more than 55 countries voted to redefine four of the seven base units for the International System of Units (SI).  L-to-R: Eric Lin, director, Material Measurement Lab, NIST; Claire Saundry, director of International and Academic Affairs Office, NIST; Willie May, U.S.

Gov-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Agency Transition Leadership

on November 16, 2018 - 8:44am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the individuals who will serve as co-chairs of committees responsible for providing a review of state departments as part of the gubernatorial transition.
The agency transition team is made up of seven different committees, each examining distinct areas of state government. The chairs will lead their committee’s effort to engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide strategic recommendations for Governor-elect Lujan Grisham.

Try Hockey Free At Los Alamos Ice Rink Saturday

on November 16, 2018 - 7:57am

WIPP Shares Details On Underground Rock Fall

on November 16, 2018 - 7:41am
WIPP News:
A rock fall in Room 6, Panel 7, of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground has apparently occurred, according to worker observations.
The fall is believed to have occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday, when underground personnel heard a loud thud while performing inspections in Panel 7. Room 6 has been prohibited to routine personnel access for over two years due to unsafe ground conditions. The room does not contain transuranic waste.
Employees exited the area, and all underground work was stopped.

Go Neon This Holiday Season In Tucumcari

on November 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Courtesy photo
Tucumcari, New Mexico is known as a bright and cultural stop along historic Route 66, and this holiday season, it’s the perfect spot for a festive road trip. With holiday-themed events and opportunities for holiday shopping and exploration, Tucumcari provides an ideal spot for an affordable, memorable winter vacation.
“With a little time off around the holiday season, it’s the perfect chance to plan a getaway,” Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield said.

Science On Tap: Materials At Mesoscale Nov. 19

on November 16, 2018 - 7:30am
Dana Dattelbaum
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Creative District at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 at UnQuarked Wine Room for the next Science On Tap.
Dana Dattelbaum, program manager for the Dynamic Materials Properties Campaign, and an R&D Scientist within M division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be presenting about work she’s leading at the Lab focused on materials at the mesoscale…that’s the spatial scale where a material’s structure strongly influences its macroscopic behaviors, like strength and durability.
Dattelbaum's experiments in shock

AGU: New Study Finds Half World’s Annual Precipitation Falls In Just 12 Days

on November 16, 2018 - 7:26am
Shown here is TRMM’s long term rainfall data merged with other satellites’ rain data from 40N to 40S latitude. The colors show the average of all the monthly rain averages from 1998 to 2010. Courtesy/Precipitation Processing System/NASA Goddard
Analysis of rainfall across the globe between 1999 and 2014 found that the median time it took for half of a year’s precipitation to fall was just 12 days. A quarter of annual precipitation fell in just six days, and three-quarters fell in 27 days. Courtesy UCAR/Simmi Sinha
AGU News: