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Luján, House Democrats Introduce Legislation To Protect Native American Voting Rights

on November 15, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has introduced the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2018, landmark legislation to provide the resources and oversight necessary to protect Native Americans’ access to the ballot box.
The bill incorporates principles of self-determination into the electoral process, meaning that Indian Tribes and their members will be the decision-makers when it comes to ensuring their communities and members have equal access to their constitutional right to vote.

Los Alamos Kills Its Way To District Volleyball Title

on November 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Los Alamos High School Lady Hilltoppers Volleyball Team are the District 2-4A champions. Photo by John McHale/
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School volleyball team defeated Pojoaque Valley High School 25-23, 25-21, 25-13 Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium to win the District 2-4A volleyball tournament title, completing a remarkable turnaround under Coach Joe Palmer. Since Palmer replaced former Coach Diana Stokes, the Lady Hilltoppers have gone 10-1 after a 3-7 start.
That one loss, 3-0 to Pojoaque at Los Alamos, showed the

Get Outside With PEEC Over Thanksgiving Holiday

on November 15, 2018 - 7:33am
Get outside over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by joining PEEC for the Los Alamos Turkey Trot or a #OptOutside hike on Black Friday. Register for both events at Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Get outside and celebrate the holiday next week with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. PEEC is hosting a Los Alamos Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and a #OptOutside hike on Black Friday. Enjoy the opportunity to get active in the beautiful outdoors of Los Alamos.
Before enjoying a Thanksgiving feast, join PEEC at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22 for the fifth annual Los Alamos

LACF Hosts Upcoming Nonprofit Training Opportunities

on November 15, 2018 - 7:19am
LACF News:
Upcoming nonprofit training opportunities provided by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) include:
  • Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems;
  • New Mexico Principles and Practices Guide Information Session; and
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable.
Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems
In follow up to the August training session, which introduced the concept

Smart Design With Suzette: Eight Ideas To Brighten A Home In Winter

on November 15, 2018 - 7:05am

Install glass doors to let natural light into the house. Courtesy image

Add twinkle lights inside your home. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while sipping on hot chocolate (or a glass of wine) under a throw blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave.

Here’s how to make your house lighter, brighter, and cheerier with more natural light indoors.

#1 Take the Screens Off Your Windows
You’ll get 30 percent more

Daily Postcard: Valles Caldera Snow Scene

on November 15, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: The Valles Caldera National Preserve is operating under winter hours and activities. The Valle Grande entrance station is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Winter activities include hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding and East Fork fishing. Once the snows are deep enough, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing begin and the Valle Grande Bookstore, managed by Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, will offer snowshoe rentals on site.

Commissioner-Elect SGR Unveils Transition Website

on November 14, 2018 - 1:15pm

State Land Commissioner-Elect Stephanie Garcia Richard

From the SGR Transistion Team:

SANTA FE – Want to help make history? Think our land is worth protecting? Believe we can make more money for our schools and hospitals? Then Commissioner-Elect Stephanie Garcia Richard encourages you to submit your resume to work at the State Land Office.

This week, Garcia Richard announced a new website where people are encouraged to submit a resume or request a meeting with Garcia Richard.

“I want to thank Commissioner Dunn and his team for their encouragement and support as we make this critical

On The Job In Los Alamos: With Santa Fe Zen Designs

on November 14, 2018 - 12:42pm

On the job in Los Alamos are Mari Armijo-López and Gabrièlle di Luna who stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post recently to discuss their design business, Santa Fe Zen Designs, LLC. They just opened their new Los Alamos office above the Daily Post on the second level at 1247 Central Ave. ‘We look forward to providing a wealth of inspirational, creative, interior design ideas and solutions to suit every budget and type of home in the Los Alamos and White Rock communities,’ Armijo-López said. For more information, call 505.660.8663 or 505.699.3969. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Traffic Alert: Intermittent Lane Closure / Flagging Operations / Sidewalk Closure Nov. 19-21 at 614 Trinity

on November 14, 2018 - 10:47am

Traffic Alert:

Flagging operations will commence 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Nov. 19 to Wednesday Nov. 21, while crews close lanes of traffic for underground utility work and repairs at 614 Trinity Dr.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to slow down and proceed through the work zones with caution.

Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 9 To Nov. 11, 2018

on November 14, 2018 - 9:21am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Nov. 9 at 4:17 a.m. / Police arrested Melinda M. Madrid, 37, of Hernandez at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Nov. 9 at 4:36 a.m.

New Research Released From American Express Ahead Of Small Business Saturday

on November 14, 2018 - 9:16am
SBS News:
Shoppers across the U.S. are getting ready to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year Nov. 24, and their local economic impact could be significant.
According to the new Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express, an average two-thirds ($0.67) of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local community.
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express as a way to help get more customers through the doors of small businesses and has grown to become a permanent fixture of the holiday shopping weekend.

Colorado Woman Pleads Guilty In New Mexico To Federal Charges From Crime Spree Resulting In Death

on November 14, 2018 - 8:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Trista Schlaefli, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pled guilty Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to charges arising out of a Nov. 27, 2017 crime spree during which Schlaefli and her co-defendant allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint resulting in the death of a victim, and attempted to carjack two other vehicles.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James C.

Bear Spotted Roaming Around Quemazon

on November 14, 2018 - 7:28am
This bear spotted Tuesday in Quemazon has been seen roaming around the neighborhood for the last several days. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Air Force, NMED Host Public Information Meeting

on November 14, 2018 - 7:00am
NMED News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will co-host a deep dive workshop at 5 p.m., and public information meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the African American Performing Arts Center, to provide an update about the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility leak cleanup activities.
From 5 p.m.

Experience Mars InSight Landing At NMMNH&S

on November 14, 2018 - 6:59am
NASA News:
ALBUQUERQUE NASA exploration landings on Mars are always exciting events, and the next one will touchdown Nov. 26, 2018.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will host a landing party that day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about the latest mission to study the interior of Mars during a live NASA broadcast. Mars-related hands-on activities, videos, and local solar system experts will also be available.
Mars InSight will arrive on Mars at around 1 p.m. MST, Nov.

Era Of Megafires: Evening Of Film, Fire, Discussion

on November 14, 2018 - 6:57am
SFFC News:
The Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition, the Forest Stewards Guild, North 40 Productions, New Mexico Counties, and the City of Santa Fe are pleased to bring the Era of Megafires to Santa Fe.
The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
The Era

Daily Postcard: Snowy Los Alamos

on November 14, 2018 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A view of snowy North Mesa and Pueblo Canyon Monday from Camp Hamilton Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Purgatory Kicks Off Ski Season Saturday Nov. 17

on November 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
DURANGO, Colo.  Purgatory Resort opens for ski season Saturday, Nov. 17 with top to bottom skiing and snowboarding on the frontside of the mountain.  
Lifts 1 and 2 will begin daily operations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 17 with access to the trails Westfork, El Diablo, Upper & Lower Demon, and the Bank, which also will offer several terrain park features.  
“We’re very excited to start the ski season at Purgatory Resort with top to bottom skiing on the six-pack this Saturday,” stated James Coleman, managing partner of Purgatory Resort.

DEA Releases 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment

on November 13, 2018 - 4:47pm

DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon has announced results of the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.
“This report underscores the scope and magnitude of the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States,” Acting Administrator Dhillon said. “The information in the report represents data and critical intelligence from our law enforcement partners that was gathered over the past year.

Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on November 13, 2018 - 3:47pm


Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the Recycle Fair and Fashion Show, 1-8 p.m. Wedensday, Nov. 14 at Chamisa Elementary School, 301 Meadow Lane in White Rock.

A quorum may be present, however, no business will be conducted.

Maya Seet Builds Large Snowman

on November 13, 2018 - 3:39pm

Maya Seet of Los Alamos builds a large snowman from the storm Monday. Photo by Nicholas Seet

Film Office: 'Rattlesnake' Begins Filming In New Mexico

on November 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature film, “Rattlesnake,” produced by Campfire has begun principal photography through mid-December in Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Vegas, Cochiti and Abiquiu.
“I’m proud to welcome another great production to New Mexico,” Maniatis said. “Our industry is booming and I’m excited to see more film jobs coming to our state.”
The production is employing 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.
The feature is directed by Zak

First Half Of County Property Taxes Due Dec. 10

on November 13, 2018 - 1:57pm


2018 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 10.

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at

Hawks Wrestling Takes First Place At Taos Tournament!

on November 13, 2018 - 1:42pm

The Hawks Wrestling at Los Alamos Middle School took 1st place this past weekend at the Taos Middle School Tournament. Taking individual first place for the Hawks were: Marcos Chacon, Landon Atencio, Julian Baros, Nathan Harper, Teke Nieto and Zack Schwarzkopf. Taking second were: Brian Martinez, Alejandro Archuleta and Roman Padilla. Taking 3rd place for the Hawks was Axel Dendy. Way to go Los Alamos Hawks! Courtesy photo