Catch Of The Week: Vegas Cyber Attackers Hit The Jackpot

For the Los Alamos Daily Post

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless the hotel you stayed in falls victim to a ransomware attack … because then you’ll probably be getting a data breach notification in the mail. Sept. 11 MGM Grand reported a “cybersecurity incident” impacting certain systems. Over the next week or so the casino giant faced shutdown of systems running the casino and hotels, and huge headaches for their guests as the casino was forced to go manual for almost everything. Casino winnings were noted on handwritten receipts, and guests had to wait in line for Read More

Community Conversations Presents: ‘Fentanyl Awareness – Overdose Recognition & Response’ Online Training Sept. 27


The community is invited to attend an online webinar to learn about fentanyl overdose recognition and response 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

This event, with Bernie Lieving, the statewide overdose prevention education coordinator, will discuss myths vs. facts of fentanyl, signs of substance abuse and addiction and your rights as a responder.

No prior registration is required to attend.

Community members who would like to have NARCAN® naloxone nasal spray can pick up the product for free from the Social Services Office (1183 Diamond Dr. # E) or Municipal Court (2500 Trinity Read More

New Mexico Governor Announces New Intelligent Manufacturing Partnership With Hota Group

From the Office of the Governor:

TAIPEI, Taiwan — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Hota Industrial Manufacturing Chairman David Shen announced Wednesday a final agreement to expand business for the major auto parts supplier into New Mexico.

Taiwan-based Hota Industrial Manufacturing, a producer of automotive gears for North American and European clients, including Tesla, signed an agreement for a 30-acre parcel in the Westpark Industrial Park in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, with construction expected to begin in 2024. The company plans to hire 350 employees and invest $99 million Read More

Pets Of The Week: Meet Wonton And Denali

Wonton is a darlin’ dumplin’. This confection of tuxie perfection is 2 months old, neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and ready to go home to his forever family. Espanola Humane is open to walk-in adopters 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday at 108 Hamm Parkway in Española. Visit Courtesy/EH

Denali is a beautiful, bouyant baby boxer with bewitching brindle stripes. This 3-month-old girl is stunning with superstar looks and a precious personality – a winning combo! Be enchanted by her at Ojo Santa Fe Puppy Patch: apply on for an appointment at the resort Read More

Millie Darlington Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race held near North Mesa and Barranca Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR   

Runners take off in Tuesday’s Atomic City Road Runner’s pace race held near North Mesa and Barranca Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Millie Darlington, 5, was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held by the tunnel near the traffic circle between North Mesa and Barranca Mesa with a 15 second differential off her predicted time. 

Other accurate predictors were: 

  • Tony Borek at 19 seconds off;
  • Mark Bjorklund with a 20 second difference;
  • David Kunsberg recording 24 seconds off; and
  • Ted
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JEC Chairman Heinrich Statement On Today Ahead Of Federal Reserve’s Decision Whether To Raise Interest Rates

Sen. Martin Heinrich

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement today ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to raise federal interest rates. 

“Over the past two years, we have had record job growth, seen inflation fall, and passed federal legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act to help lower costs. This has helped stabilize our economy, but we can’t stop working for better. Recent economic turbulence and looming funding cliffs continue to make American families Read More

Los Alamos Fall Job Fair & Resume Writing Workshop Oct. 5


The Los Alamos Job Fair will be held 12-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos branch campus, at 4000 University Drive in Los Alamos.

Sponsored by TechSource and Century Bank, hosted by UNM-Los Alamos and organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, the Job Fair will feature up to 50 participating businesses that are currently hiring for positions of any level. 

Businesses that are hiring may participate by registering at Registration is limited to the first 50 businesses. Registration will close at 5 p.m., Read More

New Mexico Celebrates National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Adult Education Association celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, recognizing the many accomplishments of adult and family educators, students, and programs across New Mexico.   

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 “Adult Education and Family Literacy Week,” in honor of the remarkable work state-funded adult education and family literacy programs do year-round to improve outcomes for adults and their families.   

“Adult education Read More

Bandelier To Waive Entrance Fees For National Public Lands Day Sept. 23

A group gathered in front of Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Bandelier National Monument will be waiving park entrance fees Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Camping fees still apply.

Bandelier National Monument normally charges $25 per vehicle, $20 per motorcycle, and $15 per individual or bicycle. Bandelier specific annual passes and the full suite of America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes are honored for entrance fees and are available for purchase at the visitor center.

For the past 30 Read More

DVS: Forgotten Heroes Funeral For 52 Veterans Sept. 28

DVS News:

SANTA FE — The unclaimed cremated remains of 52 military veterans will be laid to rest at the 2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeral Sept. 28.

A brief memorial ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Calvary Church at 4001 Osuna Road NE. 

Following the ceremony, the 52 urns will be loaded into two hearses, which will depart with a law enforcement/service agency motorcycle escort for the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 501 North Guadalupe St., for an 11 a.m. funeral service and burial.

The veterans will be buried with military honors courtesy of New Mexico’s Forgotten Heroes Funeral Program, Read More

LAHS Homecoming Court Promotes ‘Court For A Cause’

The Los Alamos High School 2023 Homecoming Court including Megan Brown, Lyas Eidenbenz, Cohen McKown, Nora Johnson, Angelina Passalacqua, Cadence Key, Luke Favorite, Denaee Chavez, Jackson Blair, Melaki Gutierrez, Jackson Boone and Emily McLaughlin. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) is celebrating homecoming this week as they prepare to compete against Albuquerque Academy at the football game on Friday and “Unplug the Chargers!”.

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for this year’s homecoming court: Megan Brown, Lyas Eidenbenz, Cohen Read More

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority’s ‘Restoring Our Communities’ Program Helps To Restore Vacant Houses And Provide Affordable Housing Opportunities

The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) launched its new ‘Restoring Our Communities’ Program (ROC) Sept. 1, to help meet New Mexico’s need for affordable housing units, while assisting communities in reducing vacant and abandoned houses that decrease property values. MFA allocated $4 million in funding from the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund to the ROC Program. This before-and-after photo is an example of a previous home restoration project made possible by MFA. Courtesy/Homewise and Google Earth

MFA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) launched Read More

Obituary: Wenona Kay Westerhold Aug. 24, 1974 – Sept. 16, 2023

WENONA KAY WESTERHOLD Aug. 24, 1974 – Sept. 16, 2023

Wenona passed away with her loving family close by her side. Family was very important to her. She lived a life centered around her daughter Elyssa, her grandchildren Jada and Cameron, and her many friends. She loved being a Nana. Whether it was cooking with Jada or watching National Geographic specials with Cameron, she was always available. She got great joy from everyday things like grocery shopping with Elyssa or watching football with family and friends. You could always count on Wenona to show up with her huge smile and contagious laugh. Read More

County Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday


The Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. and virtually on Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public. 

Find the agenda to this meeting here.

Find the Zoom link to this meeting here. Read More

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Secretary Of State Encourages New Mexicans To Get #VoteReady

From the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office:

SANTA FE – Today is National Voter Registration Day and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is encouraging New Mexicans to participate in the nonpartisan civic holiday by registering to vote, updating their voter registration, or spreading the word to friends and family about the importance of voting. Anyone who has recently moved, changed their name, or become a citizen are especially encouraged to check their voter registration status at

“National Voter Registration Day serves as a nonpartisan celebration of our fundamental Read More

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 19, 2023

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

This past week saw some much-needed precipitation, especially after the dry summer we experienced in July and August.

Streamflows rose a little across the north, helping the smaller streams maintain adequate flows. Cooler temperatures should trigger a movement of trout from deeper into shallower water in the lakes. The smaller trout lakes and ponds should see more activity and fishing for wild brown trout in our streams and rivers should pick up soon. There has already been a dusting of snow atop Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s tallest mountain. Read More

PEEC Kicks Off New Program For Youth Sept. 27

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is starting a new Nature Youth Group. PEEC Nature Youth Group will connect young adults with PEEC, will advise staff on how to support young adults, and will develop exciting eco-centric programs for young adults ages 15 to 18 and older.

These programs will promote PEEC’s mission of enriching local communities in and around Northern New Mexico by connecting people to our canyons, mesas, mountains and skies. 

The programs will provide leadership development opportunities for participants and adhere to PEEC’s core principles. Read More

This Week in Sports: Sept. 19-23, 2023

Los Alamos High School Hilltopper games are covered by the Los Alamos Daily Post sports team of Mike Cote, John McHale and Nate Limback.

The Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Sept. 19 to Sept. 23, 2023:

Sept. 19 Tuesday

  • Girls Soccer vs Rio Rancho Away – 6 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer vs Rio Rancho Home – 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs Santa Fe Prep Home – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 Thursday

  • Boys Soccer vs St. Pius Away – 4 p.m.
  • Girls Soccer vs St. Pius Home – 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs Volcano Vista Home – 6 p.m.

Sept. 22 Friday – HOMECOMING

  • Football vs Albuquerque Academy Home – 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel
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