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NM Environmental Law Center Gives Toxic Turkey Award To Oil Conservation Division & OCC

on December 3, 2018 - 11:18am
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environmental Law Center announced joint “winners” of this year’s annual Toxic Turkey Award as the Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and the Oil Conservation Commission (OCC) for their failure to adequately regulate the oil and gas industry.
The Law Center gives the Toxic Turkey Award to a person or group that has shown extraordinary disregard for New Mexico’s environment. The Law Center presented the award at its annual members-only Member Appreciation Party in Santa Fe Dec. 2, 2018.
The Law Center also gives several awards to organizations or

WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade Organizers Urge Parents, Families To Exercise Caution At Event

on December 3, 2018 - 10:30am

Zia Credit Union float dazzles crowd at 2017 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade will be gliding down MainStreet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. It’s always a fun, colorful, family-friendly event, made even more special with this year’s “Candyland” theme.

As the date approaches, however, the Los Alamos MainStreet staff would like to remind parents and families to exercise caution with little ones when attending the parade.

Firefighters Mentor Aspen Students In BBBS Program

on December 3, 2018 - 8:04am
Los Alamos County Fire Station 1 Firefighter Bigs with their Aspen Elementary School student Littles. Courtesy photo
Little Issac Martinez-Rodriguez tries on a firefighter helmet. Courtesy photo
BBBS News:
The fire truck pulls up outside the school. There is a crisis inside: not one that can be resolved by spreading water, but rather care and love.
“It is easy to underestimate the positive impacts one can make in a child’s life, because the seeds we sow today, don’t always produce fruit immediately,” Los Alamos firefighter David Apodaca said.
Apodaca and eight other Los

Wiemann: Three Factors To Consider When Making Charitable Gifts

on December 3, 2018 - 8:04am
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind.
In addition to making gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. But before you donate financial assets, such as stocks, you will need to consider several factors, including taxes, your portfolio balance and the reputation of the charity. Let’s look at these areas:
Taxes – Your donations to qualified charities (those that are considered 501(c)(3) organizations by the Internal Revenue

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on December 3, 2018 - 7:58am


on December 3, 2018 - 7:57am

It appears a motorist had an unfortunate encounter with the American Legion sign spotted Saturday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall Issues Statement On NAFTA Deal

on December 3, 2018 - 7:56am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the signing Friday of a replacement NAFTA agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada at the G20 summit:
“Today’s signing comes after two years of pointless uncertainty and reckless threats to NAFTA from the Trump administration, which raised roadblocks to investment and economic progress across New Mexico. This new deal — the full extent of which has not been released — will require approval in the next Congress.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday

on December 3, 2018 - 7:53am
Kiwanians preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo
The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and DelNorte Credit Union, is 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

FBI: Tesuque Pueblo Man Sentenced For Abuse

on December 3, 2018 - 7:52am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Agoyo Vigil, 42, an enrolled member and resident of Tesuque Pueblo, was sentenced Nov. 29 in Federal Court in Albuquerque to two years of probation for his conviction on a felony child abuse charge.

Vigil pled guilty Aug. 31 to information charging him with child abuse. In entering the guilty plea, Vigil admitted that Dec. 31, 2015, on the San Ildefonso Pueblo in Santa Fe County, he became involved in a family argument after consuming beer.

Good Samaritan Helps Driver Out Of Awkward Situation

on December 3, 2018 - 7:48am

A car dies after pulling up to the teller window of the business lane Saturday morning at Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. The stalled vehicle caused a bit of a backup in the other lanes until finally a good samaritan arrived on the scene to assist the driver and help get him on his way. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Home Country: Snowboarding On Parker’s Ridge

on December 3, 2018 - 7:29am
Home Country


Marvin Pincus understands that times change. He sure has. He’s a lot older now, of course, and it gives him more time to consider things, like snowboarding.


There he was, the other day up on Parker’s Ridge, our local ski slope, resting his arms on the antique wooden ski poles he’s used since the Hoover Administration.


And down the hill came young people, swooping and swooshing on snowboards and it got ol’ Marvin shaking his head.


“Back when I was young,” he said, “we had to work at this. You had to have skiing lessons, of course.

Daily Postcard: Friday Evening Sky Above Los Alamos

on December 3, 2018 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: Friday evening sky above Los Alamos. Photo by Scot Rygh

Snow Provides Sledding Fun At Ashley Pond Today

on December 2, 2018 - 3:52pm

The snowstorm this morning made way for some sledding fun for parents and kids this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. The National Weather Service has Los Alamos under a winter weather advisory until 5 p.m. today and predicts a 20% chance of more snow until 11 tonight. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

‘This is the life! Hey let’s go around again daddy!’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Jingle Bell Rock 'N Run Dec. 9

on December 2, 2018 - 7:57am
The Jingle Bell Rock 'n Run is 2-4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 9 at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr. Mile race starts at 2 p.m. and the 5K at 2:30 p.m.. Enjoy live holiday music while running and benefit the Los Alamos High School Topper Band program. Courtesy image

International Women’s Forum Hosts Annual Event

on December 2, 2018 - 7:24am

Attending the annual holiday gathering of the International Women’s Forum, members from left, Linda Deck - director of the Bradbury Science Museum; Ann Hillerman - author; Nancy Bartlit - Los Alamos Historian and Carol A. Clark - publisher of the Los Alamos Daily Post (taking the picture). The event took place Saturday night on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. IWF is comprised of more than 6,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF is dedicated to building better leadership locally and globally.

NIST: New Device Widens Light Beams By 400 Times

on December 2, 2018 - 7:24am
This mode expansion device is made of a linear waveguide, a slab waveguide, and a grating. Light enters the device through the linear waveguide. When the waveguide makes contact with the slab, the light expands laterally. The grating then converts the expanded light into waves through free-space. The process also can happen in reverse, bringing free-space light into the waveguide. This enables researchers to connect two mode expansion devices together. For instance, they can use two devices to prove an unknown gas. By Sean Kelley/NIST
NIST News:
By using light waves instead of electric

Fr. Glenn: Reason For Hope

on December 2, 2018 - 7:10am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Ahhh … December. The crisper air … the quiet beauty of snowfall … the anticipation of Christmas and holidays with family and friends just around the corner. It’s a time when those who love to go shopping revel in the quest for those perfect gifts … and when we who hate to go shopping rejoice in, and the choices and brevity afforded by the vast internet marketplace.

Hillstrummers Present 2018 Holiday Music Event

on December 2, 2018 - 6:48am

Members of the HillStrummers Ukulele Group gather to practice strumming holiday music at Smith's. Front row from left, Diane Little, Darlene Potter, Yvonne Trujillo, KokHeong, Janet Harris, Colleen Hanlon, Ruth Lier and Director Dan Gerth. Back row from left, Irene Powell, Cathy Knoop, Linda Bates, Elise Lee, Pat Gary, Christine Rand, Greg Rand, Kathleen Logan, Jan Littleton and Holly Kennedy. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos HillStrummers Ukukele Group will be playing holiday music in the community on:

  • Friday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Governor-Elect Lujan Grisham Announces Additional Members To Health & Human Services Transition Teams

on December 2, 2018 - 6:48am

From the Office of Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham:

Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced new members of her government transition teams. These teams will be responsible for providing the Governor-Elect with detailed reviews of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, Children Youth and Families Department, Department of Health and Human Services Department as part of the gubernatorial transition process.

The transition teams will engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide detailed strategic recommendations on improving state

Santa Puts In An Appearance At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 2, 2018 - 6:47am

Santa Claus joined Lt. Sam Connan of the Royal Manticoran Navy’s local ‘ship’ the HMS Implacable to collect Toys for Tots Saturday at Smith’s Marketplace The crew has placed donation boxes around Los Alamos (click for locations) and is collecting in person this season. The ship’s crew will have a float in the Los Alamos Holiday Lights parade this year. They are asking for those who can help out to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to the parade, where they will be collected by crew members walking beside their float. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos County Council Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday

on December 2, 2018 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: Woodpeckers On Camino Encantado

on December 2, 2018 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: A pair of acorn woodpeckers are spotted dining on bird seed Thanksgiving Day at a residence on Camino Encantado. Photo by Thai Ha

A trio of acorn woodpeckers gather to eat bird seed Thanksgiving Day at a residence on Camino Encantado. Photo by Thai Ha

Scenes From Children’s Christmas Bazaar At TOTH

on December 1, 2018 - 1:53pm

A crowd of young shoppers arrives today at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH) to do their holiday shopping. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Tate Blohr, left, and his brother, Linus, find a clever way to kill time while waiting in line to checkout at the bazaar. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Patricia Rathbone helps wrap presents during the Children's Christmas Bazaar today at TOTH. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Amanda Pekar volunteers today at the Children's Christmas Bazaar at TOTH. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kathy Quinn helps wrap a

Obituary: Dorothy Mae Baird Crawford July 28, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2018

on December 1, 2018 - 1:08pm

DOROTHY MAE CRAWFORD July 28, 1935 – Nov. 27, 2018

Dorothy Mae Crawford, longtime Los Alamos resident, passed suddenly on Tuesday, November 27.

Dorothy was born in the small farming community of Casey, Illinois and received her R.N. in Nursing from Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. She moved to Colorado and attained a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1959.

While at CU-Boulder, Dorothy worked at a boarding house where she met Ted, her late husband of 51 years.


PVHS Concert Band Craft Fair Fundraiser Dec. 15

on December 1, 2018 - 12:56pm
The Pojoaque Valley High School Concert Band will hold its annual Craft Fair Fundraiser Dec. 15 at the PVMS Gym.  
The event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes music, food and a visit from Santa in the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium.
Vendors are still welcome and can contact Victoria at 505.490.3167 for more information.