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NMDOH: Influenza Activity Increasing In New Mexico

on November 29, 2019 - 7:36am
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting that influenza is widespread across the state and anticipates heightened activity for weeks to come.
Last season, 237 New Mexicans died of pneumonia and/or influenza and already 21 pneumonia and influenza deaths have been reported during the 2019-20 season. Flu symptoms may include rapid illness onset with fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches.
The predominant virus circulating in the Southeast is influenza B Victoria, while the Metro region is seeing mostly influenza A(H1N1). Both

NWS: Today’s High Near 37; Tonight’s Low Around 23

on November 29, 2019 - 7:27am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with a 90 percent chance of snow and patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m., then rain between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., followed by more snow after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 23. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Wintry Scene At Ashley Pond

on November 29, 2019 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: Scene Thursday afternoon of Ashley Pond Park covered in snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Junco Spotted Foraging For Food In School Canyon

on November 28, 2019 - 2:26pm

A junco is spotted foraging for food today in the snow in School Canyon. Photo Greg Noeninckx

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Knives Out

on November 28, 2019 - 1:46pm
Los Alamos

“Knives Out” seems at first a simple ‘whodunit’ murder mystery. But, over its 2 hours and 10 minutes, the initial, simple explanation of who is to blame gets increasingly complex.

An ensemble cast of many familiar faces (and a few new ones) adds fun to the drama. Happily, this story about a mysterious death turns into a dark comedy with laugh out loud twists.

The story opens with an old gothic mansion, set above a lake, somewhere in a New England autumn. Black dogs run from the house and a tray is carried to an upper study.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Warner Waving At Motorists

on November 28, 2019 - 9:04am

On the job in Los Alamos is Larry Warner, 87, spotted Tuesday morning on his ‘geriatric jog’ as he likes to refer to his daily two mile walk on North Mesa. A reader contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post about Warner and expressed gratitude for the fact that he smiles and waves at every car that passes by him during his walks. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Scenes Of Morning Snow On Pajarito Mountain

on November 28, 2019 - 8:35am

The scene of snow overnight and the view this morning toward chair 4 on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Hill on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Lift on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Magic Carpet on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning toward the Sange de Cristos from Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

Taos City Councilor Speaks At VOLA Meeting Dec. 2

on November 28, 2019 - 7:41am
Taos City Councilor Darien Fernandez
VOLA News:
Voices of Los Alamos meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.
The guest speaker for this special holiday edition meeting is Taos City Councilor Darien Fernandez. He will present on the intersectionality of climate change, demographic change and land use in northern New Mexico, and what it means for agriculture and the regional economy, from a policy-maker’s perspective.
Fernandez will discuss proposed policy changes at the local, state and federal level, that would help protect open space

Bandelier Closed Due To Snowy Conditions

on November 28, 2019 - 7:28am

Bandelier is closed today due to weather. Courtesy/BNM




Due to snow accumulation and predicted snow throughout the day, Bandelier is closed today.


Any forecast for snow throughout the day will add to clean up efforts once the park reopens. Once it stops snowing park staff will need time to clear the roads, parking lot and Main Loop Trail so that visitors may safely visit the park once again. 


Visitors can get updated information regarding this closure and when the park will reopen on the Bandelier Visitor Center phone line at 505.672.3861, extension 517.


U.S. Sen. Tom Udall And Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Stop Cyber Grinches From Ruining Holidays

on November 28, 2019 - 7:22am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), announced the introduction of the Stopping Grinch BOTS Act, legislation that will crack down on the use of digital “bot” technology being used to buy up large batches of trending holiday toys in order to resell them at grossly inflated prices.
These third-party sellers are using these automated tools to manipulate online sales

Small Business Saturday At Betty Ehart Senior Center

on November 28, 2019 - 7:10am
Two trees remain from the Festival of Trees and will be available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center until sold. Courtesy/LARSO

Blessing bags. Courtesy/LARSO
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, the main level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center will be a buzz with activity.
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) will host some senior vendors and small businesses, as they hope to raise a lot of holiday spirit and a little holiday cash.
The center at 1101 Bathtub Row, behind Mesa Public Library, also welcomes those who would like to pop in and check out the

Con Alma Health Foundation Names Trinidad De Jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, 2019 Health Hero

on November 28, 2019 - 6:54am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that this year’s hero of health is Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County.
Arguello is a nurse, administrator, social worker and advocate who volunteers on numerous national and state boards to help people who need mental health care and domestic violence services.

Family Y Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Special

on November 28, 2019 - 6:48am

World Futures: Education Part Four

on November 28, 2019 - 6:48am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In Part Three of this series we examined what students need to learn about Earth as they are progressing through primary and secondary school.

Secondary school seems to be the ending point of societal and governmental supported education for everyone and finishes after grade 12.

While one might argue that government and society should support post-secondary education fully, perhaps through grade 14, one can argue that we merely need to alter the 12-year curriculum.

Of course this becomes a major challenge with the rapid evolution of

Zero Waste: New Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers

on November 28, 2019 - 6:47am


It happens every year: Thanksgiving sandwiches the day after the big event. Turkey soup. Dry mashed potatoes. Tired of the same old leftovers? Try some new recipes to re-use leftover Thanksgiving dinner: Empanadas (hand pies) and Shepherd’s Pie!


  • 2 pie doughs or puffed pastry, store bought or homemade
  • Small bowl with water
  • Melted butter or 1 egg beaten with 1tablespoon water
  • Filling ideas: warmed leftovers such as turkey, mashed potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, any leftover vegetables, dressing/stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Bandelier, Valles Caldera May Begin Pile Burns Sunday

on November 28, 2019 - 6:45am
NPS News:
With the arrival of snow providing favorable conditions for pile and prescribed burning, fire crews at Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve are planning to burn up to 300 acres of piled fuel materials along N.M. 4 throughout Bandelier and on South Mountain in the Valles Caldera.
These burns will begin as early as Dec. 1 and continue through the winter months as conditions allow. 
The parameters for implementing a prescribed burn are based upon specific assessments, agency guidelines and safety protocols.
Managers continuously monitor

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

on November 28, 2019 - 6:11am

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team wishes our readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world a Happy Thanksgiving! Courtesy image

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 28, 2019

on November 28, 2019 - 5:57am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The weather is forecast to be unseasonably cold this week. High temperatures just in the 30’s and lows below freezing for several days are what’s coming.
At temperatures like this, it won’t be long before some of the lakes in Northern New Mexico start to freeze.
Smaller lakes at high elevations like the Canjilon Lakes, Trout Lakes, Lagunitas Lakes and Hopewell Lake are likely already frozen over and will soon be inaccessible due to snow.
Anglers should remember that Clayton Lake, Maxwell Lake 13 and the Charette

NWS: Today’s High Near 35; Tonight’s Low Around 33

on November 28, 2019 - 5:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 35 with a 70 percent chance of snow and rain. Tonight’s low around 33. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Colors Sky

on November 28, 2019 - 5:33am
Daily Postcard: Sunrise colors the sky Wednesday viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

The Story Of A Book – ‘Homesteading On The Pajarito Plateau’

on November 27, 2019 - 6:15pm
‘This book is dedicated to the memory of those original homesteaders who took the risks, made the effort, met the challenges, and gave up their land ‘for the good of the nation.’ —from Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau
Los Alamos Historical Society
Books tell stories, but as readers we don’t always think about why a book was written or what inspired a story or how the author became interested in it. To know these things can make a book more meaningful.
Bathtub Row Press has recently released a second edition of Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887–1942,

Unemployment Insurance Operations Center Closed Thursday And Friday In Observance Of Thanksgiving

on November 27, 2019 - 5:52pm

Workforce Solutions News:
  • Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System Available

ALBUQUERQUE  All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( will remain available Thursday and Friday.

Family Y Hosts Special Turkey Day Workout

on November 27, 2019 - 5:44pm

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 27, 2019 - 5:43pm

Small Business Saturday Special Section Now Online

on November 27, 2019 - 3:23pm

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