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Final Performance Of 2020 Tuesdays NOT At The Pond Features Country Blues Revue 5 p.m. Aug. 4

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Join the Los Alamos Creative District at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 for the final music performance for the 2020 Tuesdays NOT at the Pond event.

The Country Blues Revue takes the blues to new territory, weaving multiple music styles into a unique aesthetic of country and blues tunes.

Watch this video https://youtu.be/426U0kDzJ-Y to get discounts on beer to go from Bathtub Row Brewery, only on Tuesday.

This musical performance is only available through the Los Alamos Creative District Facebook page and website, www.creativelosalamos.com.


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Los Alamos Family Council Youth Activity Centers Resume Operations Practicing COVID-19 Safe Practices Aug. 13

Youth Activity Centers News:

The Youth Activity Centers (YACs) in Los Alamos and White Rock will resume operations on the first day of school for the Los Alamos Public Schools.

The Youth Activity Centers operate afterschool 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) understands that students will not be attending school in person at the beginning of the school year – but seeks to be of assistance by providing supervised activities for youth for part of the day.

As COVID Safe Practices restrict the number of youth we will be


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Obituary: Donald E. Hoard April 14, 1928 – July 30, 2020

DONALD E. HOARD April 14, 1928 – July 30, 2020

Donald E. Hoard, beloved father, father-in-law, and grandfather, a Los Alamos resident for nearly sixty years, passed away peacefully on July 30th at his home, with family at his side.

The date of his passing coincided with the birth date of his late wife Dorothy Hoard.

Donald Ellsworth Hoard was born on April 14th, 1928 in Seattle, to Bertha May (Smith) and George Lisle Hoard. Following graduation from Seattle Lincoln High School in 1946, he served in the United States Army before starting his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University


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Prepare To Care Ultimate Caregiver Course 2-4 p.m. Tuesday

David Davis

COMMUNITY News:

Prepare to Care, the ultimate caregiver course, is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 and continues every Tuesday in August.

The course is free and open to all current and potential caregivers. The course focuses on education, understanding and empowerment.

Class size is limited. For information, contact David Davis at Memory Care Alliance for Northern New Mexico at 505.310.9752 or info.memorycarealliance@gmail.com.


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Scene Of Trailer Flipping; Debris On N.M. 4 Earlier Today

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris and blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving smoothly. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving


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BPU And Council Discuss Carbon Free Power Project

  • Carbon Free Power Project To Be Discussed At Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. today

DPU Deputy Manager Steve Cummins

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The deadline for Los Alamos County Council to decide whether to continue with the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) is approaching.

During a joint council and Board of Public Utilities meeting Tuesday night, Council Chair Sara Scott reported that the decision is expected to be made sometime in August.

Before a decision is made, a series of discussions are being held on the CFPP, she said. For instance, a virtual town hall on


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Traffic Alert Update: Travel Now Running Smoothly On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert Update:

Traffic is now moving smoothly in both directions between the Truck Route and White Rock on N.M. 4 following the mishap earlier this morning in which trailer flipped over and blocked the roadway.

However, the Los Alamos Police Department is utilizing the shoulder while awaiting the arrival of a wrecker to remove the flipped trailer.

There is construction debris near the scene of the accident and motorists should slow down and proceed through this area at mile marker 66 with caution.

Motorists also are advised that once the wrecker arrives, the roadway will close again to


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Traffic Alert: Trailer Blocking Roadway On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert:

A vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock has flipped over, blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66.

Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to proceed with caution and avoid the area if at all possible to allow responders to clear the scene.


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In Memory Of Lukas Lucero: 30 For 30 Fundraiser For Paws & Stripes … Donate And Walk, Run Or Bike Brazos Mountain

Lukas Lucero, his sister Lorinda Nelson and their parents Sandy and Marco Lucero. Courtesy/Lucero Family

Brazos Mountain, which Marco Lucero and his daughter Lorinda Nelson will climb to honor the life of Lukas Lucero and celebrate his 30th birthday Aug. 9. Courtesy/Lucero Family

COMMUNITY News:

On March 18, 2020, Lukas Lucero passed away at age 29. Lukas was the son of Marco and Sandy Lucero, brother of Lorinda Nelson, grandson of Cruzita Trujillo and Faustin Trujillo, owner of rescue dog Tardis and born and raised in Los Alamos. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, family and friends have been unable


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Colony Of Pinesap Spotted On Pajarito Mountain

A colony of pinesap is spotted Saturday on Pajarito Mountain. Pinesap grows throughout the United States and Canada, however, Pinesap is a rarely encountered wildflower. Pinesap is listed as endangered in Florida and threatened in Iowa. Source: www.fs.fed.us. Photo by Gretchen Mills


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USDA Announces Award For New Milk Incentive Program

USDA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the award of nearly $1 million for an innovative pilot program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase and consume milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

This pilot project builds on the success of previous incentive programs, which have shown positive impacts on the healthfulness of a persons’ diet.

Through a cooperative agreement with the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, SNAP participants shopping at select grocery


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Calliope Hummingbird Flits Around Wild Flower Garden

A Calliope Hummingbird flits among wild flowers in a garden spends time Sunday afternoon in White Rock. Weighing about as much as a ping pong ball, this tiny bird is named after Calliope, the muse of eloquence and epic poetry, who inspired Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Despite their size, these territorial birds may chase birds as large as Red-tailed Hawks during the breeding season. While hovering, Calliope Hummingbirds’ metabolic rates increase to more than 16 times resting level. The oldest recorded Calliope Hummingbird is a female, at least 8 years, 1 month old when recaptured and re-released


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SNAP Benefits To Increase In Fiscal Year 2021

FNS Administrator Pam Miller

USDA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Wednesday released its June 2020 Cost of Foods Report, announcing a more than 5 percent increase in the cost of the Thrifty Food Plan from last year.

This increase is more than double the 20-year annual average increase of around 2 percent. Based on this new update, beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants’ maximum monthly benefit allotment will be at the highest level in the history of the program.   

“The Thrifty


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David Reagor Hosts Virtual Townhall Friday Aug. 14

David Reagor, Republican candidate for Los Alamos County Council, invites the public to a Virtual Townhall at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocuipqj8oEtVRy_zREtmMTB1OVfm6foXf or at Reagor’s website: reagor4council.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Daily Postcard: Summer Rains Produce Sidewalk ‘Gardens’

Daily Postcard: The summer rains have produced lovely ‘gardens’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks around town and these spotted Saturday in the North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks

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Horny Toad Basks In Sunshine Lifting Spirits In Los Alamos

A short-horned lizard AKA horny toad is basking in the sun this weekend while laying on a patch of volcanic tuff in the Jemez Mountains and lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. There are over a dozen recognized horned-lizard species distinguishable by the formidable crown of horns adorning their head and the numerous spines across their back. They feed primarily on ants and are known to eat grasshoppers, beetles and spiders. Despite their spiky features, short-horned lizards are preyed upon by a number of creatures, including hawks, roadrunners, snakes, lizards, dogs, wolves and coyotes.

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