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‘Little Shops’ Vendor Meeting Sept. 12

on September 3, 2019 - 5:25pm


Results from the “Little Shops” community survey will be announced at a special meeting hosted by the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

DAT volunteers would like to invite potential vendors to the meeting to see if they would like to participate in a pop-up event to test the sale of their products, and set a date.

Interested parties are asked to attend the meeting.

For more information, email Diana Martinez at

Santa Fe National Forest: More Abandoned Campfires – Some Campers Still Don’t Get It

on September 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Although the forest-wide numbers have improved over the summer season, fire staff on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) found at least a dozen abandoned campfires over the Labor Day weekend, bringing the year’s total for that one district alone to a whopping 164 abandoned campfires.

“And that’s 164 unnecessary opportunities for a wildfire to get out of control and threaten firefighter and public safety,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley said. “Someone’s carelessness puts lives, property and natural resources at unnecessary risk.”

Most of

Community Invited To Re-Opening Of Rio Grande Orthodontics Underway Until 4:30 P.M. Today

on September 3, 2019 - 3:46pm

The community is invited to the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Michael Kellet samples the food at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Dr. Ryan Gardiner and Dental Assistant Karina Tavarez with patient Hannah Gartz today at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


New Mexico True Stakes Claim As ‘Chile Capital Of The World’ In New Marketing Campaign Launching Today

on September 3, 2019 - 9:22am

Courtesy/New Mexico Tourism Department




SANTA FE - The New Mexico Tourism Department is staking its claim as “Chile Capital of the World” in its new marketing campaign, which launched today. 

As the state’s signature crop, the campaign aims to highlight the culture and cuisine while inspiring statewide pride during New Mexico’s richest season. 

“This campaign is about embracing and owning what really makes New Mexico True and declaring that New Mexico is the Chile Capital of the World,” said Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... So Much To Do!

on September 3, 2019 - 9:15am
Executive Director

I have a face for radio and a heart for fundraising! When I was a young radio intern, I worked the overnight shift, until a new young student came in the door. I don’t recall his name, but he was an adorable, red-haired, freckle faced, high school student, who always said he had a face for radio, and it stuck with me ever since.

I do have a heart for fundraising, relationship building and promotion, too. There is never enough time in the day to talk about all of the good that takes place.

NOAA Satellite Image: Hurricane Dorian Early Today

on September 3, 2019 - 8:57am
NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, early morning Sept. 3, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,

Moving Arts Española CNN HEROES Community Celebration Friday Sept. 6

on September 3, 2019 - 8:44am

Moving Arts Española News:

Roger Montoya and Moving Arts Española CNN HERO distinction could only be made possible because of YOU–––our community.

This is the direct reflection of the beautiful work we create together. And for that, we're inviting you to join us in celebrating 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with a fun, family friendly event.

We'll have free food and special screenings of all the CNN Videos!

No one creates alone, and this community shares in our accomplishment!

Learn more here.

For more information about the CNN Heroes campaign or to check out the great works of

Northern New Mexico College Presents 2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress

on September 3, 2019 - 8:27am
NNMC News:
ESPAÑOLA – Northern New Mexico College will present the 2019 International Critical Psychology Praxis Congress Sept. 27-28 at the Center for Fine Arts and featuring global scholars, practitioners and activists.
NNMC said it is proud to bring 2019 ICPPC to Española for the first time. The 2019 ICPPC is a transdisciplinary event, whose theme is psychosocial non-alignment to modernity/coloniality.
Tickets are free for members of the NNMC community and UNM students. Otherwise, tickets are $50 for the two-day conference.
Not only are many of the scholars from out of state

Tea And Fashion Show Fundraiser Features Modeling By Community Leaders; Benefits Home Building Mission

on September 3, 2019 - 7:46am

The Jeff Favorite family enjoying tea at last year's Tea and Fashion Show. Photo by Jennifer Neil

A young house builder in Juarez helps the team build his home. Photo by Lynn Finnegan

TOTH News:

It’s time to dust off the hat and gloves and have some fun. Trinity on the Hill’s annual Tea and Fashion Show, coming up at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3900 Trinity Dr., promises to be a gala event.

In addition to sipping tea and enjoying a scrumptious menu of sweets and savories, attendees will be treated to a fashion show featuring local “celebrities”.

“Our fashion show, with all the

Obituary: Father Robert Anthony Busch, Ph.D., April 3, 1962 – Aug. 27, 2019

on September 3, 2019 - 7:25am

FATHER ROBERT ANTHONY BUSCH, PH.D. April 3, 1962 – Aug. 27, 2019

Father Robert Anthony Busch, Ph.D., who served as Pastor of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Canyon, Texas and Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Amarillo, passed away August 27, 2019. He was 57 years old.

Vigil was celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Canyon. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, August 31, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Ann's in Canyon with Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, presiding, with priests of the Diocese of Amarillo and other dioceses concelebrating. Burial was in Memory Gardens.


NWS: Today’s High Near 86, Tonight’s Low Around 57

on September 3, 2019 - 6:50am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 86 with isolated thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Stormy Skies Viewed From Main Hill

on September 3, 2019 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Stormy skies viewed early Monday evening from Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Topper Girls Volleyball Prevails Against Horsemen

on September 2, 2019 - 9:50am

Senior Natalie Gallegos goes up for one of her 18 spike-kills in the game. Photo by Nate Limback

Natalie Gallegos and Kalen Melton going up to block a Horseman spike. Photo by Nate Limback


The Hilltopper Girls Varsity Volleyball Team hosted the District 3A St. Michael’s Horsemen Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

The Toppers swept the Horsemen 3-0 but had to play catchup in two of the three sets.

Elisa Olivas had 29 assists and Natalie Gallegos dominated with 18 kills in the match.

Michaela Gonzales had a good night as well with 5 kills.

The Hilltopper Girls Varsity


Supreme Court Abolishes Prohibition Against Court Testimony About Private Conversations Between A Husband And Wife

on September 2, 2019 - 9:45am


SANTA FE – The state Supreme Court has abolished a prohibition against spouses testifying in court cases about what their husband or wife told them in private conversations during their marriage.

The Court issued the ruling Friday in upholding the first-degree murder conviction of a Clovis man, David Gutierrez II, for a 2002 killing. During his trial, Gutierrez unsuccessfully tried to block the testimony of his ex-wife, with whom he was married at the time of the murder, and a second wife.

A divided Court abolished the spousal communication privilege in future criminal

Los Alamos Main Street And Metzger’s Hardware Are Featured In Independent We Stand Publication

on September 2, 2019 - 8:34am

Scene from ScienceFest at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

By Independent We Stand:

Los Alamos Main Street and Metzger’s Hardware are featured in the recent edition of Independent We Stand.

The small southwestern community of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is probably best known for the government lab. The lab brings people from distant cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to town, but Metzger’s Hardware and Los Alamos Main Street work to give those New Mexico transplants — and longtime locals — a reason to stay.

“This town is a little different from others in that we’ve got a good

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Visit UbiQD, Pebble Labs, New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory Sept. 4

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will visit Los Alamos to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), 10-10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 134 Eastgate Dr. UbiQD is a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation.


Also Wednesday, the senator will tour another successful tech transfer company, Pebble Labs, and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory noon to 12:45 p.m. at 100 Entrada Dr.

NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Eye Over Bahamas Early Today

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, eye over the Bahamas early this morning, Sept. 2, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,

Upcoming Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Events

on September 2, 2019 - 8:25am

Upcoming Chamber Events:
  • Chamber Business Breakfast:  7.30-9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, a conversation with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján @ UNM-LA, Building 2, Room 230. Only PRE-REGISTERED members will be allowed.
  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. Ribbon Cutting: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 with ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. @ 109 Central Park Square
  • Coffee & Connections: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, @ Fleur de Lys, 1460 Trinity Dr.

Chamber Member News

Vest Orthodontics Grand Reopening

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, all are welcome!! Bring a  friend, come out and tour the remodel.

Harvest Time At Los Luceros Historic Site Sept. 28

on September 2, 2019 - 8:11am

A sunflower blooms in the Los Luceros orchard. Courtesy/NMDCA




SANTA FE – Fall is upon us and Los Luceros Historic Site’s harvest is just around the corner. 


The fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival at Los Luceros is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Participation is free and open to the public for the day.


Los Luceros Historic Site is at 253 County Road 41 in Alcalde.


Participate in a celebration of northern New Mexico culture this fall at Los Luceros Historic Site. This family friendly event will feature local food trucks as well as arts and crafts vendors.

Governor Issues Statement On Passing Of former New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels

on September 2, 2019 - 8:10am

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement Sunday on the death of former New Mexico Chief Justice Charles Daniels:

“I am truly saddened by the loss of an undisputed leader in the New Mexico legal community. Justice Daniels was an honest and committed jurist, a man of stellar wit and devotion to fairness and equity.

“As chief justice, he led New Mexico’s highest court with clarity and conviction, leaving a legacy rivaled by few.

Happy Labor Day 2019!

on September 2, 2019 - 7:59am

Courtesy image


The Los Alamos Daily Post news team wishes our readers a Happy Labor Day today, which is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.

On this day, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker.

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on September 2, 2019 - 7:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. sunny skies and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Griffith Gym

on September 2, 2019 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets Friday behind Griffith Gymnasium. By Carol A.Clark/

New Mexico Chief Justice Judith Nakamura On Passing Of Retired Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels

on September 1, 2019 - 10:45am

Justice Charles W. Daniels

Supreme Court of New Mexico News:

Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura issued the following statement today on behalf of the New Mexico Supreme Court:

Members of the New Mexico Supreme Court and the entire Judiciary are saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague, Justice Charles W. Daniels. Our state has lost a titan of the law. From humble roots as the son of sharecroppers, Justice Daniels grew into a towering figure as an attorney and jurist who for a half century tenaciously defended our constitutional rights and advanced equal justice under the law.

Scenes From James Carothers Secret City Concert

on September 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Los Alamos National Laboratory technician-turned popular country artist James Carothers tips his hat to an enthusiastic crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. ‘It’s good to be home,’ he told the crowd. Carothers lived and worked in Los Alamos before returning to his native Tennessee to pursue a career in music. According to a press release, Carothers has earned a lot of accolades. Rolling Stone magazine listed him in its 10 New Country Artists You Need To KnowOctober 2018, and nominated by Ameripolitan as 2018 Outlaw Male. He also has opened for