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Rep. Nathan Small Promotes College Success

on February 11, 2018 - 1:04am

Rep. Nathan Small


SANTA FE – The New Mexico House Saturday passed Rep. Nathan Small’s (D-Las Cruces) Memorial to promote college readiness.

House Memorial 46 convenes a task force between the Higher Education Department and the Public Education Department to recommend a strategy to bolster New Mexico’s dual credit program.

“Students from across the state are engaged in this program and are getting ahead because of the opportunity to take college classes while still in high school.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Emerges Over White Rock

on February 11, 2018 - 1:03am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise emerges Friday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Man Succumbs To Injuries In Freak Accident At White Rock Gas Station

on February 10, 2018 - 4:45pm

Ronald B. Swartz, 56, of Las Vegas, N.M. died Wednesday from injuries received when a flying rock struck him in the head Feb. 5 at a White Rock gas station. Courtesy photo




Los Alamos Daily Post


A  56-year-old Las Vegas, N.M. man has succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck in the head by a rock Feb. 5 at a White Rock gas station.

Ronald B. Swartz passed away Wednesday, according to family members.

Los Alamos Police Cmdr.

Preliminary Hearing Set In 2016 Fraud Case

on February 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

Los Alamos Daily Post

A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 23 in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Belamie L. Pick, 40, of Medanales on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft.

The charges were originally filed in September 2016 and in September 2017 Pick allegedly failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On Jan. 19, she was picked up by New Mexico State Patrol.

The 2016 request for issuance of an arrest warrant written by Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt.

Educating Girls: Power And Purpose In Congo And Santa Fe Feb. 24

on February 10, 2018 - 4:33pm


AFTNM Respond To Tabling House Bill 310

on February 10, 2018 - 4:24pm




SANTA FE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“This morning, majority House Education members made the right call in rejecting House Bill 310, which sought to raise the Level I minimum teacher salary without an appropriation, and also contained an additional – and unfunded – $5 million to so-called recruitment initiatives, which do not adequately address New Mexico’s challenges in retaining our educators.

“While the idea of an extra $2,000 for beginning educators is important and appealing, the reality is

New HVAC System Trips Alarm At Zia Credit Union

on February 10, 2018 - 11:53am

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to a fire alarm that sounded early Thursday evening at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald told the Los Alamos Daily Post that it turned out to be a false alarm triggered by a newly installed HVAC system. Photo by R.J. Montaño/

Los Alamos Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm early Thursday evening at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Ortega

Scene of a new HVAC system being installed Wednesday at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave.,

Two Firsts And Only For Los Alamos Company!

on February 10, 2018 - 10:43am


LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC is the first and only company in Los Alamos to be officially recognized by the state as New Mexico True Certified.

This means, quoting directly the requirements:

“The New Mexico True Certified program brings national attention to the quality, care and craftsmanship behind products that are uniquely New Mexican.”

Patrons will see the New Mexico True Certified logo on the LA Soup and Specialty Foods website for meals that meet the strict requirements. For more information on the program, see the website.

LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC also

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Find Another Way To Suck

on February 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Los Alamos

The other day I ran into my sister Laurie at Smith’s. As we are chatting I notice the clip display of flexible drinking straws. I reach over, grab a bag of straws, and drop them in my cart.

“No, no! We can’t use plastic straws,” my sister chided me. “It’s bad for marine life and birds and the environment. Over 500 million straws are thrown away every day.”

Sometimes my sister makes stuff up to get me do what she wants. Sometimes I make stuff up to get her to do what I want. We both know this. But this time, I knew she was right.

Los Alamos Home To State Champion Weightlifters

on February 10, 2018 - 8:25am
Like mother, like daughter. Kimberley Laskey and Mairen Hoch have similar pre-lift form and facial expression before successfully setting state records. Courtesy Photo


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

When you think of a pair of state record-setting Olympic weightlifters, someone who looks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, or maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger might come to mind.


Rep. Bill Rehm’s Statement On House Endorsement Of Statute Of Limitations Removal For 2nd Degree Murder

on February 10, 2018 - 8:10am



SANTA FE—Friday night, the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed Rep. Bill Rehm’s (R-Albuquerque) proposal to remove the statute of limitations for second-degree murder prosecutions. His measure, House Bill 33, was combined with a similar measure, House Bill 115, sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque).  


New Mexico is the only state in the country that applies a statute of limitations on second degree murder. The joint bipartisan effort now moves to the Senate for consideration.  


Following the House’s action, Rep. Rehm issued this statement: 

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Kids Team Shines At Crested Butte Alley Loop Races And Pagosa Springs Biathlon

on February 10, 2018 - 7:50am

Winners take their places on the 1.5km ladies podium from left, Harper Reid, Anna Simakov and Samantha Baily.​ Courtesy photo

Madalyn Baily wearing the crowd and official favorite costume of Skadi, Norse goddess of winter and skiing. Courtesy photo

Brothers Zach, 8, Levi, 7, and Luke Gibson, 5, in their first season as SWN Ski Kids, swept the podium in the Pagosa Biathlon kids event. Courtesy photo


Despite generally low snow this winter, Southwest Nordic Ski Club was lucky to have two different events within reasonable driving distance from Los Alamos on the same day and


LAAC Announces Upcoming Events

on February 10, 2018 - 7:15am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) announces its upcoming events. LAAC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that for 50 years has supported creative arts activities in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.

For more information, visit or call 505.663.0477.


Monday Feb. 12

  • Arts Forum at noon in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge


Thursday March 1

  • Deadline to receive proposals for the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture in Music. The inaugural lecture is Saturday, Sept. 22.

Wednesday March 7

  • Brown Bag Performance noon to 1 p.m.

Los Alamos County Little League Annual Registration And Logo Contest Now Open

on February 10, 2018 - 7:08am

Los Alamos County Little League registration and logo contest are underway. Photo by John McHale


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

After a very successful 2017 season which, saw the largest number of registered players to date at more than 500 athletes, the Los Alamos Little League is expecting to surpass those numbers and build upon its own brand during the 2018 season.

Registration is now open for Little League Baseball and Softball, and sign-ups will run through March 9. Early registration is encouraged to make sure enough uniforms and equipment are


PAC 8 Television Listings: Feb. 16-22

on February 10, 2018 - 6:46am

PAC 8 News:


PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV listings through Feb. 22:


Friday Feb. 16

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 2-13-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Forest & Fire History in the Jemez
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV


Daily Postcard: Friday Sunrise Lights Sky

on February 10, 2018 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: Friday sunrise lights up the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Community Playdate Draws 150 Children And Adults

on February 9, 2018 - 6:50pm

Enjoying the shredded paper pool. Courtesy photo


The Community Playdate event organized by Mesa Public Library and Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Saturday, Feb. 3, was an enormous success with an estimated 150 adults and children in attendance. 

This free, drop‐in event provided families the ability to peruse the Library’s new board book collection and sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offered through JJAB.

Children also had the opportunity to sign up or check in for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program offered at the library.


Facebook, AG To Convene Local Leaders, Experts To Discuss Innovative Ways To Fight Opioid Epidemic

on February 9, 2018 - 6:18pm


New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, local advocates, community leaders, public health professionals and representatives from Facebook will gather to share insights on the state of the opioid epidemic and the role that meaningful communities play in prevention and response to the epidemic.

Balderas and the Facebook team will highlight and brainstorm the ways in which digital tools can complement the work taking place on the ground to combat the epidemic.

The event begins at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 4591 Vista Fuente Road Northwest in Albuquerque.

So Close! 'Toppers Lose To Chargers By Two Points

on February 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

The Hilltoppers boys basketball team journeyed Tuesday to Albuquerque to play a district game against the Academy Chargers. Both teams were evenly matched and the game played out with only a few points separating the teams all evening. The momentum seemed to be with the 'Toppers and with only a few seconds left, the 'Toppers were down only two points but were unable to find the basket and lost in a heart breaker 68-70. Gavin Campos, shown here, had a big game; he scored 13 points. Photo by John McHale/

David Owen brings the ball down the court and scored nine points for the

County Council Meets Tuesday, Feb. 13

on February 9, 2018 - 5:32pm
Los Alamos County Council will host a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
7. CONSENT AGENDA Feb, 13 Consent Motion:
  • A. Briefing and Approval of Incorporated County Of Los Alamos Resolution No.

Controlling Asthma In Children

on February 9, 2018 - 5:31pm

CDC News:

Asthma is a serious disease causing wheezing, difficulty breathing and coughing. Over a lifetime, it can cause permanent lung damage.

About 16 percent of black children and 7 percent of white children have asthma.

While we don’t know what causes asthma, we do know how to prevent asthma attacks or at least make them less severe. Today, children with asthma and their caregivers report fewer attacks, missed school days and hospital visits.

More children with asthma are learning to control their asthma using an asthma action plan.

Los Alamos Divers Earn District Titles

on February 9, 2018 - 5:26pm

Los Alamos boys and girls diving teams earned titles in the District 1 swimming and diving meet Feb. 2-3 at the Larry R. Walkup Center. Here, Anna Clark placed second in the girls diving competition. The teams will compete in the State Diving Championships Feb. 16-17 in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/

Emme Mooday placed second in the girls diving competition. Photo by John Mchale/

Griffin Stidham won third place in the boys diving competition. Photo by John McHale/

Daniel Novak placed fourth in the boys diving competition.

LAAC Offers Chamber Music To Connect Community

on February 9, 2018 - 5:23pm
The Apple Hill String Quartet will hold a master class and concert March 22 in Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring the event. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director

What is the Great Connector of people in Los Alamos (beside science)? Music! Yes, especially classical chamber music!

Back in the 70’s, there was a gathering of string players in my mother’s living room, enthusiastically sawing away at the music of Haydn (a string quartet, if my memory serves well) and, while the melodies were clear and bright from the violins and cello,

Espanola Sundevils Triumph Over ‘Toppers

on February 9, 2018 - 5:13pm

Even though Ivan Balakirev controlled the opening tip off, it was the only part of the game the ‘Toppers controlled.  The Sundevils opened up a wide margin that the ‘Toppers could not close and lost the game 63-87 in Edward Medina Gym in Española Friday night. Photo by John McHale/

Antonio Trujillo scores on a short jump shot. He scored 13 points. Photo by John McHale/

Raymond Roybal and David Owen corner a Sundevil player in the first period. Photo by John McHale/

Raymond Roybal reaches for a rebound under the ‘Topper basket.

Aquatomics Host Annual Bill Hudson Memorial Open

on February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

In January, the Aquatomics Club of Los Alamos hosted the annual Bill Hudson Memorial Open meet at the Larry R Walkup Center. The young swimmers, ages 7-18 participated in all the swimming events of a full meet. There were 192 swimmers registered for this two-day event. Photo by John McHale/

Alisabela Montoya, 13, swims in the 100 yard breaststroke. Photo by John McHale/

Christina Nisoli, 13, swims in the 100 yard breaststroke and finished first in her heat. Photo by John McHale/

Ming Lo finished first in his heat in the 100 yard breaststroke.