Fiber Cutover Set For Holiday Weekend Feb. 15-18


Beginning Friday, Feb. 15, the County’s Information Management staff will be working with crews on the REDI Net fiber network to jointly conduct a fiber cutover.

The cutover will be from existing County fiber located at Ashley Pond Park east along Central Avenue to the new Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The fiber move is the first step in the process as County Staff begin to prepare for the move of servers and then County computers into the new Municipal Building at the beginning of May.

The cutover will not impact those County facilities frequently used by the public, such Read More

LA Federated Republican Women Attend Governor’s Tea

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez addresses members of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and others at the annual Governor’s Tea Feb. 1 at the Governor’s Mansion. Courtesy photo
Ten members and guests of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women met women from across the state at a visit to the New Mexico Legislature Friday, Feb. 1.
The day began with Secretary of State Dianna Duran welcoming the women at a coffee in Capitol North.
Several women visited the Secretary of State’s office and Lt. Gov. John Sanchez’ office before attending
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Pet of the Week: Maxwell the Heeler/Lab


Maxwell is a 1-year-old neutered male heeler/lab in search of a family that will exercise him and continue his basic training.

Maxwell is energetic, confident, social, housebroken and leash trained with no guarding required. Overall, he is a good family dog who likes long walks.

Visit Maxwell and other adoptable pets at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website at, for information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
Also check out the Petfinder page for photos and to learn more about
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Thursday’s Beer and Cheese Tasting Sells Out

Thursday night’s Beer and Cheese Tasting at the Los Alamos Coop Market raised funds for the Los Alamos Beer Cooperative. The sold out event featured beer and hard cider from Blue Heron Brewing Company and international cheeses carried by the Co-op. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


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LANL’s Emergency Services Division Leader Charged With Battery; No Longer Employed

Tony Stanford
Los Alamos Daily Post
Police have filed charges against Anthony “Tony” R. Stanford, who lost his job as Emergency Operations Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday.

“Mr. Stanford is not currently an employee of the Laboratory. As general policy, because of employee privacy, the Laboratory does not discuss personnel matters,” LANL Spokesperson Kevin Roark said.

Stanford, 56, was formally charged Monday, Feb. 4 with battery and assault against a female employee at the Laboratory.

The charges stem

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LA Federated Republican Women Offer Scholarships

Recently installed officers of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women include from left, Secretary Cathy Walters, Past President Nona Bowman, President Mary Wilhoit, Treasurer Clarissa Dufresne and Vice President Heather McClenahan. Courtesy photo


Do you know a female senior at Los Alamos High School or a senior at another school who is a resident of New Mexico who could use a scholarship to college?

Perhaps she is already a student at a New Mexico institution of higher learning. Is she planning to study or already studying politcal science, history, international relations Read More

Bandelier Grill’s New Owner Shares Revitalization Plans

Brian Appell has purchased the Bandelier Grill at N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Appell is the longtime owner of Los Ojos Restaurant & Saloon in Jemez Springs. He said that he plans to update the menu to include the most popular items at Los Ojos and to extend the hours of operation to include daily breakfast and Sunday brunch. He plans to host a grand opening event for the public soon, which will be announced in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon stopped by the Bandelier Grill Wednesday to meet Read More

New Mexico Aviation Industry Lands at State Capitol


SANTA FE – Show your love for aviation at the State Capitol Building on Valentine’s Day and see how it affects jobs, tourism, revenue and mobility for the citizens of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Airport Managers Association, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division, will host Aviation Day at The Roundhouse 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb.14 in the West Wing.

Those on hand with displays will include The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association, Balloon Fiesta, EMS Services, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Air Care Alliance, Aircraft Owners Read More

New Library Manager Speaks at Feb. 14 ‘Lunch with a Leader’

LWV News:

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites the community to Lunch with a Leader from 11:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

This month, the guest will be Steven Thomas, the new Mesa Public Library manager. He will not have to go far to deliver his talk, since the event is upstairs in Mesa Library. 

Thomas grew up in Arkansas. He graduated with a BA in History from the University of Arkansas. While attending the University of Tennessee, he earned his MLS in Library and Information Science at the University of Tennessee, where he also met his wife Lisa.

Thomas’ career has taken him Read More

Udall, Heinrich & Luján: Protect Río Grande del Norte


WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, have reintroduced legislation in the Senate and House to protect the Río Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico, an area comprised of more than 240,000 acres of BLM-managed lands in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties.

Since 2009, the three lawmakers and former Sen. Jeff Bingaman have worked — with the support of the local communities – to pass legislation to designate the culturally and recreationally significant lands as a National Conservation Area.
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Deer Pay Visit to Walnut Street

A curious deer wandered around a home on Walnut Street recently. Photo by Robert Beberniss

This sturdy looking deer appears to have weathered the winter quite well. Photo by Robert Beberniss Read More

Postal Service Plans to Cut Saturday Delivery


WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today following the U.S. Postal Service‘s announcement that it plans to stop delivering letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays, beginning in August.

“Post offices are a staple of our rural communities and six-day service is a necessary service for New Mexicans to communicate, pay bills, and receive important documents.

The U.S. Postal Service’s financial challenges have been no secret, yet House Republicans for too long Read More

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Feb. 15


The next meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is schedule for 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St., in Santa Fe.

The Coalition is comprised of Los Alamos County, City of Espanola, City of Santa Fe, County of Santa Fe, Town of Taos, County of Taos and the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.

The Coalition proactively addresses issues of the neighboring cities, counties and pueblos directly affected by Los Alamos National Laboratory site activities.

By working together, the governments are better poised to define the public interest Read More

Udall Issues Statement on Sally Jewell’s Nomination for Interior Secretary


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Under consideration for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following statement Wednesday after President Obama nominated Sally Jewell:

“Sally Jewell is a unique and exciting pick to head up the Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she would bring to the position an array of skills from her business background in energy development and as the CEO of a wildly successful outdoor outfitter.

“I look forward to meeting with her as she works through the nomination process and learning more

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NMPW Offers Scholarships in Journalism

NMPW News:

New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender.

Main criteria for the awards are career potential and financial need, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Friday, March 22.

NMPW offers a $2,000 Cary Herz scholarship to students studying photojournalism. This scholarship will be awarded to the student whose photojournalism best reflects Herz’s work.

Before applying, students are encouraged to become familiar with her work, especially her final project, Read More

Lecture Details LANL’s Collaboration on Italy’s Great Cupola

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Courtesy photo


Learn about the construction of Brunelleschi’s great dome for Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy and how collaborations with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory may help to save it.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Carlo Blasi, Eva Coisson and Federica Ottoni, from the University of Parma, Italy.

The speakers are Italian scientists and historians of Renaissance architecture. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Fuller Lodge.

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LAHS Blood Drive Breaks Donor Record

Los Alamos High School students donate blood at LAHS hosted drive. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School recently hosted its second blood drive of the school year.

During the Tuesday Jan. 29 event, 55 donors successfully donated 59 units of blood.

This is the highest number of successful donors in the history of blood drives at LAHS.

These donations are enough to help up to 177 patients.

Students who attend schools that host two blood drives a year are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship through United Blood Services.

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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Feb. 7

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2013 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain Feb. 8 -10
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Enjoy an entire day of local music at the third annual UNM-LA Music Marathon. The Marathon is 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.10 in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will benefit UNM-Los Alamos student scholarships. The day will include everything from Renaissance music for viols to modern jazz with Read More

An Evening with Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi

Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi practices the art of calligraphy. Photo by Mitra Bishop
NMMA News:

Calligraphy’s long and rich history in Japan both as an art form and teaching device is well suited to Zen’s emphasis on immediate, unhesitating, and spontaneous expression.

Weaving in an aural overview of calligraphy’s history as he works skillfully with brush and ink, Zen Master Shodo Harada Roshi will share his personal journey both as a monk and with this spiritual art form.

Roshi’s presentation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26  in the St. Francis Auditorium, inside the Read More

Learn a New Method of Gardening at The Hive Thursday


Wes Myers will present his idea for the “Urban Micro-Farm System,” a modular, expandable approach to vertical gardening at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the brown-bag lunch at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Myers is a LANL retiree. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 

The urban micro-farm system offers the potential to grow quantities of many types of vegetables, herbs and other plants inside a footprint less than one-quarter to one-half of that required for a conventional Read More

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