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Mini-Lectures At Demo Garden Fair & Plant Sale June 8

on May 19, 2019 - 7:35am
The community is invited to hear mini-lectures at the Demo Garden Fair and Plant Sale 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 8 at the Demo Garden across Central Avenue from Mesa Public Library.
Learn more about gardening in Northern New Mexico. The Los Alamos Master Gardeners Association is presenting three mini-lectures and clinics:
  • Perennial Selections at 9 a.m.;
  • Insects and Disease at 10 a.m; and
  • Annual Color in the Flowerbeds at 11 a.m.
The lectures are by NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Marisa Thompson and Los Alamos County Extension Horticulture Agent Carlos Valdez.

Community Invited To Congratulate LAHS Girls & Boys Golf Teams State Champions At Cottonwood Thursday!

on May 19, 2019 - 7:25am

The Los Alamos High School Girls And Boys Class 4A Golf Teams are the 2019 State Champions and the Los Alamos Golf Association is hosting a party to give the entire community an oppoetunity to congratulate the teams and celebrate their victories. The party is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by John McHale/ladailypostcom

Job Seekers And Unemployment Insurance Claimants Must Create New Account To Access Online Services

on May 19, 2019 - 7:05am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) began May 15 requiring individuals to set up a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
Whether an individual is a new or a

Los Alamos Participates In New Mexico Fiber Crawl

on May 19, 2019 - 6:51am
Jodi Jurney stepped in for Valentina Devine at her North Mesa studio this year. The products available include hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knits and crochet garments. Published patterns are available as well as gift items such as crocheted flower pins. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1222 Big Rock Loop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Soft and snuggly yarn for sale at Valentina Devine's studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Store Manager Mary Felman shows off special kits put together for the Fiber Crawl by Close Knit Yarn Co-op.

Senate Intel Committee Passes 2020 Intelligence Authorization Act

on May 19, 2019 - 6:50am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. This week, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to advance the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
This legislation, which unanimously passed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, authorizes funding for key intelligence priorities, including programs to address threats emanating from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, and enhances congressional oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Scenes From ‘They Changed The World: People Of The Manhattan Project’ Book Signing At Bradbury Museum

on May 19, 2019 - 6:49am
Author aj Melnick missed the signing Saturday for her book, 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project', due to illness. Pajarito Press publishers Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn were on hand however, signing books at the Bradbury Science  Museum. They will transport books to Santa Fe so Melnick can sign them, then return them for pickup at the Bradbury. Hopefully, the book signing can be rescheduled at a future date. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Manhattan Project veteran Elizabeth Allred shows off her pages in 'They Changed the World' at Saturday's book signing.

Fr. Glenn: Being A Candle In Darkness

on May 19, 2019 - 6:48am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Begging your attention a moment: consider the division sign: ÷

It could rather symbolize two persons divided by a fence, couldn’t it? Perhaps that was the intent of its original design of its symbolism of division. But, the sadness is … though both dots/persons are identical, one is lower than the other … that barrier of division between them preventing communication or, perhaps, even unification.

Not so unlike us humans, wouldn’t you say?

Scenes From Thunderbird Show At Kirtland AFB

on May 19, 2019 - 6:47am

This F-35 Lighting II is part of the Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta that brought military and civilians together for an air show Saturday featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. The daylong event gave the community the opportunity to see aircraft up close, meet members of the Air Force and view demonstrations in the sky. Photo by Delbert Romero/

V-22 Osprey. Photo by Delbert Romero/

Thunderbirds in the sky Saturday over Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. Photo by Delbert Romero/

White Rock Senior Center Offers Lunchtime Rides

on May 19, 2019 - 6:45am
Executive Director
Los Alamos/White Rock Senior Centers
The White Rock Senior Center invites you to try our new lunchtime transportation in White Rock.
We can pick you up at your door at 10 a.m., serve you a wonderful lunch and return you home at 1 p.m.
Reservations can be made with the transportation office at 505.662.8922.
Free memberships are available to those 60 and over with a completed application.
Additional questions may be answered by calling the WRSC at 505.672.2034.

Aspen Ridge Presents Prepare To Care Course

on May 19, 2019 - 6:41am

NHCC Childrens Bilingual Book Festival Image Shortlisted For The World Illustration Awards

on May 19, 2019 - 6:37am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The logo/image designed by Albuquerque artist Zahra Marwan for the 2019 National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children's Bilingual Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.
The image, titled, "Mi abuela tiene un caballo blanco/My grandma has a white horse," was commissioned by the NHCC and Artful Life and is being considered under the "New Talent" category.
Shortlisted illustrators are featured in a catalogue that is distributed worldwide and the image will appear in a prestigious exhibition at Somerset House in London

Splash Into Summer With La Vista Church May 31

on May 19, 2019 - 6:36am

Courtesy image


Splash into Summer with La Vista Church and enjoy free food, a water slide and bubble pit, games and prizes, and popsicles to celebrate the end of another school year and the beginning of a great summer!

Everyone is invited to join in the fun noon to 3 p.m. on the last day of school, May 31, at La Vista Church of the Nazarene, 15 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock.

Cone Zone: Week Of May 20

on May 19, 2019 - 6:34am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Tsikumu Village - Road Improvements

Albuquerque Asphalt continues with minor concrete work including the placement of concrete collars around utility manholes and valves as well as isolated curb, gutter and sidewalk repair. With the project nearing completion, crews will also be addressing final punch list items and general clean-up of the work area.

Introducing Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church

on May 19, 2019 - 6:27am
Trinity on the Hill Rev. Christopher Adams, parish organist Valerie Fassbender and parish administrator Cynthia Biddlecomb. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By Rev. Christopher Adams
Trinity on the Hill

Whoever you are, you are welcome here at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both, or neither.

We offer a

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets May 23

on May 19, 2019 - 6:24am

NWS: Today’s High Near 63; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on May 19, 2019 - 6:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with mostly cloudy skies and winds up to 20 mph and tonight’s low around 44. Severe storms are possible tonight for the eastern portion of the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Full Flower Blue Moon Spotted Saturday

on May 19, 2019 - 6:10am

This shot of the Full Flower Blue Moon was taken about 3:40 a.m. Saturday in White Rock. A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color. Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what is called a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that's not the case this May. According to the Farmers' Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four.

Brady Logan Tyler Celebrates First Birthday Today

on May 18, 2019 - 3:17pm
Brady Logan Tyler of Los Alamos celebrates his first birthday today. He is the son of Amanda and Eric Tyler. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography

Book Signing Underway At Bradbury For 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project'

on May 18, 2019 - 11:43am

The book signing is underway for 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project' until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum. Author aj Melnick is unable to attend but some of the folks from the book are at the event including Elizabeth Allred, center. Historian and author Nancy Bartlit, left, and graphic artist and history buff Mark Rayburn, right, are the people behind Pajarito Press, which published the book. Courtesy photo

The book signing is underway for 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project' until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum.

County Council Proclaims May 25 Poppy Day

on May 18, 2019 - 10:47am

American Legion Auxiliary's Marie Todd accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey Tuesday night during the council worksession. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 25 as Poppy Day  to American Legion Auxiliary's Marie Todd during its worksession Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station.

County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation, which states:

WHEREAS: The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower at its

Grant: Overcoming Compare-Despair Syndrome

on May 18, 2019 - 10:35am
Sage Solutions Counseling
Los Alamos

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” –Steve Furtick

Open up Fakebook, I mean Facebook, and you’re bound to bump into a friend who’s parasailing in the Caribbean, another who’s just completed a marathon and the pièce de résistance; a couple of love birds professing their love from under the Eiffel Tower.

Social media is all about presentation and naturally we want to show our best selves.

AGU: Study Finds 24 Percent Of West Antarctic Ice Is Now Unstable

on May 18, 2019 - 10:34am
An iceberg at Marguerite Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula. New research finds 24 percent of West Antarctic ice is now unstable. Courtesy/Andrew Shepherd
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study.
Scientists at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, have combined 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of

Chaves County Update: Patterson Fire

on May 18, 2019 - 10:31am
NMSF News:
Incident Name: Patterson Fire
Start Date & Time: May 16, 2019 - 1854
Start Location: Chaves County east of Roswell
Cause of Fire:  Lightning
Area Vegetation: Grass and brush
Acres Burned: 780 acres
Ownership(s):  Private
Structures Threatened:  Yes
Structures Burned:  No
Evacuations: One Home and Bottomless Lakes State Park
The Patterson Fire burning on private land in Chaves County is estimated at 780 acres. The fire is east of Roswell and west of Bottomless Lakes State Park.

LAPS Board Approves 6 Percent Raise For All Staff

on May 18, 2019 - 10:23am
NMSBA Award nominees and winners, from left, Steve Boerigter, Samantha Waidler, Scott Johnson, Kathleen Hovey and Melissa Kinman. Not pictured are Catherine Purandananda and Cindy Richard. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public School Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, May 14; here are the highlights of what was discussed.
To begin, LAPS teachers Melissa Kinman and Scott Johnson were presented plaques from the New Mexico School Board Association for supporting excellence in student achievement.

Traffic Alert: Vehicle Fire ... I-25 Southbound Lane Closed Five Miles South Of Glorieta Exit

on May 18, 2019 - 10:17am

Traffic Alert:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office reports that right lane on southbound I-25 is closed at mile marker 295 (5 miles south of the Glorieta exit) due to a vehicle fire.

Motorists are urged to USE EXTREME CAUTION and expect delays.