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Goodnight Los Alamos Book Signing Underway!

on November 10, 2018 - 12:03pm
Author Whitney Spivey and illustrator Brenda Fleming are signing their book, Goodnight Los Alamos, until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Book signing underway until 1 p.m. today with Whitney Spivey and Brenda Fleming for their book, Goodnight Los Alamos, at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Goodnight Los Alamos book cover. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

JRO Memorial Lecturer Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz On ‘A Random Walk Through Physics To The Nobel Prize’

on November 10, 2018 - 10:52am
Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz holds the medallion he received from the Oppenheimer Committee. Photo by Chris Hazard
This year’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecturer was Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz, Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics at Brown University and a 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture was held Monday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church.
The title of Dr. Kosterlitz’s lecture was “A Random Walk Through Physics to the Nobel Prize.” Dr. Alison Pugmire, Chair of the Oppenheimer Committee, opened the event and presented Dr.

NMSP: Statewide Child Support Warrant Operation

on November 10, 2018 - 10:38am
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) was tasked Nov. 1 with a statewide Human Services Division Child Support Warrant Roundup.
During the operation, 48 individuals who had outstanding arrest warrants for not paying child support were arrested.
Due to the size of the operation and the amount of warrants to serve, NMSP worked with the following agencies:
  • Albuquerque Prisoner Transport Center;
  • Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Chavez County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Deming Police Department;
  • Eddy County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Farmington Police Department;
  • Las Cruces Police Department;
  • Lea

Poetry Reading With Lauren Camp, David Mutschlecner

on November 10, 2018 - 10:26am

Turquoise Door book cover. Courtesy image

Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp


Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp and Los Alamos poet David Mutschlecner will read from their work at the White Rock Branch Library, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Lauren Camp is the author of four books of poetry: Turquoise Door (3: A Taos Press, 2018); One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016), winner of the Dorset Prize; The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick;” and This Business of Wisdom.

NPA: 2018 Western Association Award Winners

on November 10, 2018 - 10:15am
2018 Award Winners. Courtesy photo
WNPA News:
TUCSON, Ariz. — Thursday, Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS) since 1938, announced the recipients of its annual awards at the WNPA board reception.
For more than 30 years, WNPA has recognized individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to national parks and increase awareness of WNPA’s mission.
“We are thrilled to honor those who are dedicated not only to preserving and protecting our national parks, but also to ensuring that the parks can

Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Veterans Day

on November 10, 2018 - 9:58am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Nov. 13.

When visiting the SFNF, follow these “Leave No Trace” principles:

  • Plan ahead and prepare;
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces;
  • Dispose of waste properly;
  • Leave what you find;
  • Minimize campfire impacts;
  • Respect wildlife; and
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

Know before you go. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations, including rain and the potential for flash

BESC: 15th Annual Festival Of Trees Nov. 17

on November 10, 2018 - 9:45am
The 15th Annual Festival of Trees is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo
Felix Blom spends time with Santa Clause at a previous event. Courtesy photo
Volunteers are already busy at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and will continue throughout the week preparing for the big day Saturday, Nov. 17. On that day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row, will be a buzz with activity as the 15th Annual Festival of Trees comes to its spectacular finale.
LARSO volunteers have been hard at work organizing

Obituary: Sandra Craig Brownell April 9, 1943 – Oct. 26, 2018

on November 10, 2018 - 8:54am

SANDRA CRAIG BROWNELL April 9, 1943 – Oct. 26, 2018

Sandra (Sandy) Craig Brownell, 75, of Los Alamos passed away peacefully after an extended illness on October 26, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Hospice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her funeral service will be held in Los Alamos, New Mexico at The United Church on Canyon Road: public visitation with family on November 16 at 6:30 pm, funeral service on November 17th at 10:30 am with an internment at the church’s Columbarium.

Sandy was born on April 9, 1943 in Oneonta, New York to William and Ruth Craig.


NMG&F Opens New Albuquerque Office Nov. 15

on November 10, 2018 - 7:46am
Courtesy photo
NMG&F News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will officially open its new Northwest Regional Office in Albuquerque at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
The new complex at 7816 Alamo Road NW, creates a destination that provides the public a place to interact with staff and participate in educational and recreational opportunities.
“Our new facility is a great urban resting space for migratory birds and is within close walking distance of one of New Mexico’s urban treasures – The Rio Grande bosque,” Director Mike Sloane said.

DVS Secretary Fox Delivers Keynote Address At Veterans Day Ceremony In Albuquerque Sunday

on November 10, 2018 - 7:45am
New Mexico DVS Secretary Jack Fox
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Secretary Jack Fox is scheduled to give the Keynote Address at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Albuquerque.
The event is presented by the United Veterans Council and the City of Albuquerque at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial at 1100 Louisiana Blvd., just north of Gibson Blvd. SE.
DVS will be hosting an 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony at its Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, and a 10 a.m.

County Releases Official 2018 General Election Results

on November 10, 2018 - 7:13am

Canvass Committee members from left, Cathy Walters, Robyn Schultz and Jeff (Scott) Brown Friday afternoon at the at the County Municipal Building. Courtesy photo

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, Chief Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, Elections Manager Gloria A. Maestas, Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya, Deputy Clerk Victoria L. Martinez and Office Specialist Jordan Duran on election day at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the results of the Nov.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 1 To Nov. 6, 2018

on November 9, 2018 - 11:58am

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. 1 at 5:41 p.m. / Police arrested Joel Andrew Martin, 31, of Albuquerque in California on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Nov. 3 at 9:22 p.m. / Police arrested Scott R.

National Guard Thanks Lou & Pat Santoro For Support

on November 9, 2018 - 11:03am

SPC Jason Osborn of Los Alamos presents Lou Santoro of Lou Santoro State Farm and his wife Pat, not pictured, a PS4 raffle prize Thursday from Bravo Company ‘Gunslingers’ 1/200th Infantry of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Osborn thanked the Santoros for their support of the organization and the service they provide to the Los Alamos community through their State Farm office. Courtesy photo

LAHS Project Y Team Host Women In STEM Night

on November 9, 2018 - 10:37am

Dr. Mandie Gehring speaks to LAHS students Thursday about ‘Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM’ at the Project Y STEM Center. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team, Project Y, hosted a talk Thursday by Dr. Mandie Gehring at the Project Y STEM Center on “Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM” to LAHS students.

Dr. Gehring discussed her career in nuclear physics, why it is fun to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the challenges she faced to obtain her PhD, and generally shared her passion about physics with the high school students.

The talk was

LANB Specialty Pie Cart Sales Benefit United Way

on November 9, 2018 - 9:56am

LANB’s Employee Giving Campaign Committee at the Los Alamos main branch is featuring a Specialty Pie Cart today for their biweekly mobile bake sale that visits every employee desk in the market selling slices of a variety of homemade pies with or without ice cream. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Local United Way Northern New Mexico. Talented employee bakers pictured from left, Justin McClory, Elizabeth Bailey, Kyuhee Bussod, Marlina Martinez and Liddie Martinez, baked and donated the pies for the event. Courtesy photo

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through Dec. 15

on November 9, 2018 - 9:55am

Nov. 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

“Having health insurance is an important step to achieving and maintaining good health, and the Health Insurance Marketplace has made access to comprehensive coverage a

An Open Letter To The Community Of Los Alamos

on November 9, 2018 - 9:44am

The Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Jewish Center News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center would like to sincerely thank all members of the Los Alamos community who attended the candlelight vigil at Ashley Pond on Thursday, Nov. 1, to honor the memories of the 11 Jews murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

We are also grateful to our co-sponsors, the other houses of worship in our Canyon Road neighborhood, for showing their support during a difficult time.

Family Members Invited To Share LAPS Turkey Meals

on November 9, 2018 - 9:19am

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Chartwells Food Services continues its mission of “eat. learn. live.” and is serving Thanksgiving lunches at all seven school sites throughout the district.

The difference is that when this lunch bell rings, they hope to include family members, too. Family members can use this opportunity like a “TBT-Throwback Thursday” and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Mountain Elementary School kicked off the fun Thursday serving 500 lunches.

“Mountain had a great process for lunches, dividing them into

Topper Girls XC Wins First In 2-4A District Meet

on November 9, 2018 - 9:00am

The Topper Girls Cross Country team won first place in the 2-4A district meet Friday afternoon at Pojoaque High School. The team from Taos won 2nd followed by Pojoaque, Moriarty and Taos. Photo by Blake Wood


Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School girls and boys cross country teams are headed to another showdown with Albuquerque Academy at the Class 4A 2018 State cross country championships. Both teams won the District 2-4A championships at the District 2-4A meet Nov. 2 at Pojoaque Valley High School.

In the girls race at the District 2-4A meet,


Judge Pat Casados: Thank You Los Alamos!

on November 9, 2018 - 8:30am
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados with her husband Jeff waiting for election returns Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Casados won re-election with 5,944 votes. Her opponent James Rickman received 3,461 votes. Photo by Carol A Clark/
Los Alamos Magistrate Court
Citizens of Los Alamos,
Thank you so much for the honor of serving as your Magistrate Judge for another term. It is such a privilege to serve.
I want to thank the voters. It was such a joy to see all the people in Los Alamos who care about the election.

BLM Waives Fees At Recreation Sites On Veterans Day

on November 9, 2018 - 8:19am
BLM News:
SANTA FE The Bureau of Land Management will waive entrance fees for visitors to BLM recreation sites this Sunday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
“To celebrate Veterans Day, and show our appreciation, we are waiving recreation fees at BLM sites across New Mexico to encourage families to get outside and enjoy their public lands,” Acting BLM State Director Tim Spisak said.
New Mexico fee sites include: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, which includes Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde, Santa Cruz Lake, Valley of Fires Recreation

On The Job In Los Alamos: Thursday Knitting Circle

on November 9, 2018 - 8:13am
On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Thursday Knitting Circle last night at Close Knit Yarn Coop. The Coop shares space with Atomic City Quilts at 1247-C Central Ave., next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Film Office: 'Our Lady, LTD' Shooting In Santa Fe

on November 9, 2018 - 8:08am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the EPIX series "Our Lady, LTD," produced by MGM Television has begun principal photography in Santa Fe, with shooting running through March 2019.
The production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.
"New Mexico has become a major player in the 'Golden Age of Television'," Maniatis said.

Knights Of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser Tonight

on November 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 9

on November 9, 2018 - 7:59am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
Judging by the number of fishing areas that have not been reported on, fishing pressure has dropped off noticeably recently. That’s pretty normal for this time of year. A lot of anglers turn their attention to hunting and the colder weather keeps a lot of fair-weather anglers indoors watching football on the weekends.
The emphasis on stocking shifts to Southern New Mexico this time of year and will continue through the winter.