Do You Know the Way Back Home?

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By Father Colin Kelly

A song we will be singing at 6:07 p.m. this Sunday night at our Contemporary Service, at Trinity on the Hill, is called “You Are More,” from Tenth Avenue North. One of the verses sings of a girl with tear-stained eyes, sitting in the corner of a bar. She wonders “How did I get here? I’m not who I once was, and I’m crippled by the fear that I’ve fallen too far to love.”

I know I’ve hit that wall before in my life. Perhaps you have, too. It’s a feeling beyond despair—a sense of being so lost, you don’t even know the way back home. It’s way beyond that experience Read More

Asterman’s Movie Reviews for The Master and Argo

The Deal Down Movie Review
By Rick Asterman: I am not affiliated with the Reel Deal Theater, or any other financial entity. My mission is to provide concise, honest reviews of movies playing at the Los Alamos Reel Deal Theater, plus parental advisement on the films content and advise on which interested parties you should or shouldn’t take with you to the movie. Scores for the films will be either +1, 0, or –1. By spring, when the year’s award ceremonies start up, I’ll analyze this year’s movies in greater detail, and give a special score of +2 or –2. There is no limit to the number of films from the year
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Letter to the Editor: Furious at Icons on Ballots

By JJ Maier

I just returned home from voting early here in my home town of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

I was furious to discover that the ballot had “icons” in front of the presidential candidates – not their party icons, but icons selected by the New Mexico Secretary of State:

1. Obama had a distorted eagle

2. Romney had the American Flag

When I called our local County Clerk, they said the local government has no control over how the ballot looks or what is on it and that this ballot format is being used by all precincts throughout the state.

This seems way over the top in attempting to influence citizens at the Read More

First Time Voter Opts For Straight Democratic Ticket

 First time voter Mason Olcott cast his ballot for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard and the rest of the Democratic ticket Wednesday at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office. Courtesy photo  Read More

Welcome John Williams to Business Community This Afternoon


The Chamber of Commerce is conducting a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 25, at the Edward Jones office, 555 Oppenheimer to welcome John Williams to the business community.

Williams also is hosting an Open House all afternoon today to meet local residents.

Refreshments will be served. Read More

Trick or Treat on MainStreet Halloweekend Begins Friday!


The Los Alamos MainStreet’s Annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet will be 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 with an estimated 3,000 people gathering in downtown Los Alamos. 

Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up booths along Central Avenue and down Main Street to give out treats to the community’s trick-or-treaters.

The Hillstompers will perform, New Mexico Dance Theater will have a street dance at 5:30 p.m. followed by Hallo-wiener dog parade around 6 p.m., which begins at Ashley Pond.

In addition to the festivities along MainStreet:

  • The YMCA will
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No Tricks, Just Treats at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday

A local witch invites the community to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos annual Fall Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk, with seconds available until the food runs out. The witch featured here, is one of two witches who will fly through the dining room between 9 and 9:30 a.m., distributing wrapped candy to children attending the breakfast. Tickets, available at the door, cost $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $5 for children. Courtesy photo Read More

Hope, Struggle and Change Comes to Los Alamos

LADP News:

Roy Zimmerman has driven 25,000 miles this year, fulfilling a “campaign promise” to perform his satirical songs in all 50 states.

He brings his live show, “Roy Zimmerman: Hope, Struggle and Change” to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 for a performance at the Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St.

Admission is $18. Tickets are on sale at Democratic Party Office,140 Central Park Square. Call 661-9002 or visit the office noon to 8 p.m. every day.

“Hope, Struggle and Change” is a 90-minute juggernaut of funny songs and comic commentary on presidential politics, the Occupy Movement, Read More

Rotary Selects Marcus Gutierrez Student of the Month

During Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, Rotarian Alison Walters reads the accomplishments of Los Alamos High School senior Marcus Gutierrez, selected as Student of the Month for October. Gutierrez is joined at the podium by his father Joaquin Gutierrez, right, and mother Melinda Gutierrez, not shown, and LAHS social studies teacher Jonathan Frost. Gutierrez selected Frost as his most influential teacher. Photo by Hal Davis Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Oct. 25

This week’s preview is sponsored by

Author Speak features Margaret Wood 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 @ Mesa Library Upstairs Rotunda
Wood is the author of O’Keeffe Stories. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the world’s most well-known and beloved artists. In 1977, Margaret Wood  began a five-year stay as companion and caretaker to then eighty-nine year old Georgia O’Keeffe.

Halloweekend – Trick or Treat on Main Street 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
A great weekend of activities from many great businesses and organizations. Activities to include Trick or Treat on MainStreet,
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Money IQ: Transfer of Assets After Death

Money IQ:
By Dan Monte

Transfer of Assets After Death

Tom and Sarah were both 84 and had been married for 62 years. They had five children, only one of whom lived nearby.

Tom and Sarah owned their home, cars, bank accounts and investment accounts as joint tenants.

All of their retirement assets and life insurance policies named each other as the primary beneficiary.

Several years ago, they hired an attorney who prepared last wills and testament for each of them.

Simply, each will directed the transfer of all assets to the surviving spouse and then to the kids in equal shares.

Sarah died very unexpectedly

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Council Directs County Attorney to Draft Two DPU Related Ordinances

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess briefs Council Tuesday night on the process to-date, regarding a proposed Charter change to Article V – Utilities, which would provide Council with authority to remove rogue board members or managers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

In a nutshell, the Los Alamos County Charter Review Committee examined the structure of the Department of Public Utilities and determined that it would behoove Council to make changes to Article V.

CRC Chair John Hopkins, Subcommittee Chair Harry Ettinger and County Contract Attorney Chay Read More

LANL’s Carl Beard is Oct. 30 Rotary Speaker


Dr. Carl Beard, Principal Associate Director of Operations and Business at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the guest speaker at next week’s Rotary lunch meeting.

Beard will speak on a topic of his choice during the meeting, which begins at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave.

Space is limited. Community members who wish to attend Beard’s talk may reserve a seat by calling Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950. Read More

Hoop-House Raising Celebrates Community Garden Funded by State Farm

From left, Pat Santoro, local State Farm Agent Lou Santoro, the State Farm Good Neigh Bear and local State Farm Office Manager Marcella Martinez hold a check for $96,250 to present to the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in support of an educational and outreach community garden in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

A small “barn-raising” was held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, in conjunction with a national State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant award presentation.

Youth and adult volunteers were invited to assist Read More

Udall, Rockefeller Welcome National Academies’ Study on Concussions in Youth Sports

Sen. Tom Udall speaks at a Senate Commerce Hearing on sports concussions and safety equipment marketing with Alexis Ball, a former UNM soccer player who testified about how sports concussions have impacted her life. Courtesy photo
Today U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.V. commended the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies for creating a committee to study sports-related concussions in youth.
“I appreciate the decision by the Institute of Medicine to move forward with our request,”
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Los Alamos Daily Post Candidate Facebook Poll Results Are In


During the last week, the Los Alamos Daily Post conducted a non-scientific poll on Facebook. 

Readers were asked to cast their vote for one State Representative candidate for House District 43 and – because three seats are available – to vote their first, second and third choices for Los Alamos County Council.

The poll was open Oct. 16 through Oct. 23 and readers were informed that their name would appear on Facebook when they cast their vote. 

Readers who visited the poll totaled 597.

HD 43 Race Results:

Stephanie Garcia Richard: 46 votes
James Hall: 36
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Dig Pink Tonight as LAHS vs. Santa Fe


Los Alamos High School volleyball is playing Santa Fe High School tonight, Oct. 24.

The team is asking fans to dress in pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The game starts at 4 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasuim on the LAHS campus at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road. Read More

Challenge: Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days

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National Novel Writing Month Kicks Off Nov. 1
‘Everyone has it in Them to Write a Novel’

November has Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, blustery weather, and the change back to Standard Time – the perfect time to give thanks, contemplate life, curl up somewhere cozy, eat too much … and write a novel.

November is also National Novel Writing Month and Los Alamos County Libraries are ready to support those with the steely resolve to write the required 50,000 words in 30 days.

On Nov. 1,  Mesa Public Library will have an event to kick off this Read More

Don’t Be Afraid; Be Amazed at Bradbury High-Tech Halloween

Donivan Porterfield of LANL’s Chemistry Division makes and breaks flowers at the Cryogenics demonstration. Courtesy/BSM




The 19th annual High-Tech Halloween Friday Oct. 26 at the Bradbury Science Museum combines the wonders of science and engineering in a “spooktacular” setting.


Come to the museum between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and learn many things pertaining to Mars, with three feature presentations on robotics, cryogenics and physics.


Learn what the Los Alamos National Laboratory-built ChemCam is discovering on its exploration Read More

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