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EMS Chief Ben Stone On Bicycle Safety

on May 17, 2019 - 11:51am
A number of County employees took part in the Bike to Work event held last year. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
In recognition of this year’s National Bike to Work Week, which is May 13-17, here is some information on Bicycle Safety for Los Alamos County.
In 2017, the United States had 783 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes (NHTSA, 2018). Crashes that involve bicyclists are often much more dangerous to the rider versus a motorist.

Norma Libman: Crypto-Jews And Conversos June 2

on May 17, 2019 - 11:33am
SANTA FE Journalist Norma Libman, who has published more than 500 articles over 20 years on crypto-Jews and Conversos, will talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona Road in Santa Fe.
Libman's topic: "The Story of the Story: What I Wrote and Why." She has written on Chinese women writers of Nu Shu and diaries of pioneer women.
Libman's talk is sponsored by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
For information, contact NMJHS 505.348.4471 or

Chamisa School Creates Kindness Rock Garden

on May 17, 2019 - 10:48am
The entire student body and staff pose with a kindness rock Wednesday at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
Deepa Pawar and 4th graders putting together a heart shape. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
Chamisa Counselor Michaelangelo Lobato shows his rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer


The Chamisa K-Kids’ Kindness Rock Garden was dedicated Wednesday, May 15. Back in November, Kiwanis Sponsor - Roger Stutz, Chamisa Advisors - Michaelangelo Lobato and Renee Mitsunaga led the highly motivated K-Kids Club to initiate the Kindness Rock Garden.  

Billy G. Garrett Named Interim Director Of New Mexico History Museum & Palace Of The Governors

on May 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Billy G. Garrett
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy G. Garrett as interim director of the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors.
Garrett’s career has focused on management of cultural resources, environmental design, community planning and organizational management. He retired from the National Park Service after 26 years of service, bringing a strong background as a manager and architect, with significant experience with historic structures.

Waffle Breakfast To Support Robotics Saturday

on May 17, 2019 - 10:37am

Wendy’s May Be Coming To Town

on May 17, 2019 - 10:25am
The location of the former McDonald's building may become a Wendy's fast food restaurant. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Diners looking for a quick bite to eat at noontime may soon have another option.

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approving the site plan, at its May 22 meeting, for a Wendy’s fast food restaurant in the former McDonald’s location at 1247 Trinity Dr.

Los Alamos County Principal Planner Ryan Foster said during an interview Tuesday that the developers plan to

LAPS Partners With Rio Rancho, Farmington Districts To Implement Ed-Fi Data Standard & Technology Suite

on May 17, 2019 - 9:49am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has partnered with Rio Rancho and Farmington Districts to secure grant funding to modernize their IT architecture, opening opportunities for increased use of data to more effectively support educators, parents and students.

Through coordinated efforts, the three school districts will implement the Ed-Fi Data Standard and Technology Suite, giving teachers easy and secure access to student data in real time through a data dashboard.

With this dashboard, LAPS will be more easily able to address questions like, "Are students improving over time?" and "Are


Los Alamos Girls Golf Team Wins State Title

on May 17, 2019 - 9:42am

The Topper Girls Golf Team won the 2019 State Gold Tournament for Class 4A played this past Monday and Tuesday on the Pinion Hills Golf Course in Farmington. The Toppers were 18 strokes ahead of the team from Lovington to win the title with two day team scores of 359-348=707. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden won second placed for the tournament with two day scores of 80-73=153. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden putts on hole #8 for a birdie. Photo by John McHale/

Leah Mountain works her way out of a bunker on the 8th hole.

Tribal Leaders Meet For Historic Summit With Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham And Cabinet Secretaries

on May 17, 2019 - 9:38am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE Leaders from 23 tribal nations met Thursday with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and her Cabinet secretaries for the 10th annual state tribal leaders summit.
Tribal leaders from across the state came together at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque to discuss ways to work more collaboratively with the Lujan Grisham administration.
The state tribal leaders summit is an annual tradition that was established as a way for tribes to develop successful partnerships with the state of New Mexico. Thursday’s event was

Los Alamos Boys Golf Team Wins State Title

on May 17, 2019 - 9:35am

The 2019 Boys Golf Team takes home the State Championship Title played this past Monday and Tuesday on the Pinion Hills course in Farmington. They finished 34 strokes ahead of the Albuquerque Academy team for the title. Their two day scores were: 310-320=630. Photo by John McHale/

Davis Johnson won a 4th place finish for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Davis Johnson was the low stroke player for the Toppers, with two days scores of 74-79=153. Here, Davis takes a chip shot to the #4 green on the second day. Photo by John McHale/


NM Supreme Court Disciplines Albuquerque Attorney

on May 17, 2019 - 9:06am
NMSC News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Supreme Court Thursday affirmed the indefinite suspension of Albuquerque attorney Daniel M. Salazar, who was held in contempt by the justices last year for failing to comply with the Court’s initial disciplinary order.
“Rules matter. An attorney must conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the rules and orders of this Court,” the state’s highest court said in a unanimous written opinion by Justice Barbara J. Vigil. “The discipline we impose may salvage Salazar’s potential and ability to practice law.

NWS: Today’s High Near 60, Tonight’s Low Around 36

on May 17, 2019 - 8:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecast for the probability of precipitation today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Emerges In Rain Shower

on May 17, 2019 - 8:08am

Daily Postcard: Saturday evening view of a passing rain shower as seen from Camp May Road. Photo by Marc Bailey

Española Company PMI Wins $52 Million Subcontract With Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 16, 2019 - 1:17pm

PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, with LANL Director Thom Mason this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española for a major new Lab contract. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

LANL Director Thom Mason, right, shakes hands with PMI CEO Eric Quintana this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

LANL News:

Española-based Performance Maintenance Inc.

‘Giffords’ Endorses Ben Ray Luján For U.S. Senate

on May 16, 2019 - 12:51pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Giffords, the gun safety organization led by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for United States Senate from New Mexico.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
"I’ve known Ben Ray Luján to be a tireless advocate for New Mexico ever since I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress. He understands that progress does not happen unless you bring people together around a common goal. Ben Ray brings that perspective to his advocacy to address America’s gun violence crisis.

Council Proclaims May 19-25 EMS Week

on May 16, 2019 - 12:35pm

EMS staff members as well as Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, and EMS Division Chief Ben Stone, center, accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti, right, during the Tuesday night council work session. The proclamation declares May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week during its Tuesday night council worksession at the White Rock Fire Station.
Councilor Randall Ryti read the proclamation,

Udall Presses U.S. Forest Service Chief On Budget Cuts, Wildfire Funding, Other New Mexico Priorities

on May 16, 2019 - 12:35pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

Also questions USFS on maintaining wildlife corridors and discusses his legislation to promote reforestation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Wednesday pressed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Vicki Christiansen on "President Trump’s wholly insufficient" budget proposal for the USFS, which would undercut the Forest Service’s ability to combat catastrophic wildfires in New Mexico and across the country.



Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert May 19

on May 16, 2019 - 12:33pm
The Los Alamos Choral Society Spring Concert conducted by Steven Paxton and featuring pianist Cindy Little is 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.
Guest performers from Los Alamos Middle School orchestra program. Special guest Angel Gabriel of the Joy Crew Community Singers.
Tickets from CB FOX or at the door, $15 for adults, and students are free.
On the first half of the program the chorus will perform works by Viadana, Dello Joio, and Los Alamos composer Frances Meier, concluding with selections from the musicals Brigadoon and Gypsy.

In And Around Town: May 16, 2019

on May 16, 2019 - 12:26pm
  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
Free Legal Workshop for Seniors
The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP) is a joint project of the NM Aging and Long Term Services Department and the State Bar of New Mexico. LREP is presenting a Free Legal Workshop for Seniors 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

New Nonprofit Helps County Animal Shelter

on May 16, 2019 - 12:11pm

From left, Senior Public Safety Aide (PSA) Robert Aragon, Los Alamos County Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena and PSA Jacob Hill show their appreciation to For the Animals Founder Jib Benett, shown here with dog Jax. For the Animals is a nonprofit that will solicit and collect donations to cover extraordinary medical expenses, supplies and other items for the animals at the local shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos resident Jib Bennett established a new 501(c)3 organization, For the Animals, to support the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

For the

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on May 16, 2019 - 12:08pm

Kiwanis Prepares For White Rock Pancake Breakfast

on May 16, 2019 - 12:02pm
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Chairman John Arrowsmith will be manning the griddle 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Preparing for a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast like the one scheduled Saturday, May 18, in White Rock, is a big job. For one thing, it involves a giant grocery list.

In a telephone interview Tuesday, Pancake Breakfast Chairman John Arrowsmith said that on Monday, May 13, he purchased the food. The major items, bought from a food service, were as follows:

  • 75 pounds of pancake

Los Alamos Medical Center Names Carlos Branch 2019 Mercy Award Winner

on May 16, 2019 - 8:36am

LAMC 2019 Mercy Award winner Carlos Branch

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center recently announced Carlos Branch has been recognized as the hospital’s 2019 Mercy Award winner.

The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.  
The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2001 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer.

Pajarito Press Releases Latest Title

on May 16, 2019 - 8:36am

Historian and author Nancy Bartlit and graphic artist and history buff Marc Rayburn are the people behind Pajarito Press. Their latest release is They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project by Santa Fe author aj Melnick. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A book signing for “They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The book is published by Pajarito Press, which is a collaboration between two history buffs,

Tuff Riders Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

on May 16, 2019 - 7:38am
The 8th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 and at a different location this year: the Pueblo Gym at 1900 Diamond Dr.
This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed or garage, and participating helps support the Los Alamos Tuff Riders.
Those who are looking for gear to help them enjoy the summer are likely to find what they need at a great price. The Tuff Riders will have knowledgeable volunteers, including bike mechanics, on hand to help.
The swap isn’t limited to