People & Community

Scenes From Peaceful Protest At Ashley Pond Park

Some 100 people or so participate this afternoon in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The protest is among many protests (several erupting in violence) taking place across the nation in response to the recent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Protest organizers Kristin Foree Tobias and Dan McCarn ride their horses Salmone, left, and Hennessy, right. Foree Tobias said of the protest, ‘You feel so much hope and unity’. McCarn pointed out that the


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Final Scenes Of LAHS Graduation Parade

Los Alamos High School wraps up a month long series of festivities for the Class of 2020 with a special parade Saturday morning on Diamond Drive. Due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, school was canceled for the remainder of the year, which also canceled the traditional graduation ceremony. LAHS hosted individual ceremonies for all 279 graduates over a 3-day period last week during which Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and Principal Carter Payne personally congratulated and presented each graduate with their diploma. Photo by Kimberly Haskett Petersen

Community members line the parade


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Lightning Strike Knocks Out Power To Some 400 Homes In White Rock For More Than Eight Hours Saturday Night

COUNTY News:

Lightning struck a utility pole around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on La Senda in White Rock, causing a major power outage.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) estimates that 400 customers west of Sherwood Boulevard and south in the La Senda and Pajarito Acres neighborhoods were without power for more than eight hours.

Working through the night and the storm, DPU’s linemen replaced the pole and fully restored power to all customers by 5 a.m. today.

DPU reminds customers to report power outages to the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333


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Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Shadow

Shadow was adopted from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter five years ago and though to be 3 years old at the time. He is a Domestic Shorthair, Orange Tabby but instead of stripes he has swirls almost like a Bengal. He is grabbing a quick nap before heading out to spend the day lifting spirits around Los Alamos. Shadow is a member of the Rod Wood-Schultz family. Photo by Rod Wood-Schultz


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Scenes & Video Of Los Alamos High School Class Of 2020 ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Graduation Parade This Morning

Video of this morning’s LAHS Graduation Parade on Diamond Drive. Video by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Community members line Diamond Drive this morning to cheer on Los Alamos High School seniors in their ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Graduation Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this morning during the LAHS graduation parade on Diamond Drive. Photo by John


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Los Alamos High School Senior Katie Herrmann Rescues Simon Her Dog And In Doing So Misses Her Graduation

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 senior Katie Herrmann reaches her little dog Simon and carries him to safety and in doing so she missed her graduation ceremony Friday at the high school. Courtesy photo

The elusive Simon, with LAHS graduating senior Katie Herrmann and her mother Ryn Herrmann. Katie missed her graduation ceremony but rescued Simon from an area cliff. Courtesy photo

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As Los Alamos High School senior Katie Herrmann and her mom Ryn Herrmann were getting out of their car Friday in the high school parking lot for Katie to walk in her graduation ceremony, her little dog


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LAHS 2020 Graduate Talia Ben-Naim Celebrates At Pond

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduate Talia Ben-Naim celebrates Friday at Ashley Pond following her graduation ceremony at the high school. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduate Talia Ben-Naim tosses her cap into the air Friday at Ashley Pond following her graduation ceremony at the high school. Courtesy photo


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Scenes From LAHS Class Of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Class of 2020 graduate Coty Liechty celebrating her graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. All 279 seniors will graduate during three days of unprecedented ‘individual’ graduation ceremonies (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) that conclude today. Watch for more coverage of the ceremonies in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Jonathan Baca during his graduation ceremony Thursday at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Class of 2020 graduate Isabella Delgado during her graduation ceremony Thursday


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Canceled: Annual July 4th Extravaganza Due To COVID-19

COUNTY News:

The annual 4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park will not take place this year due to crowd considerations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cancellation includes both the daytime festivities and the evening fireworks show.

The annual event is organized and run by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club under contract with Los Alamos County.

“The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will miss seeing all of the smiling faces and sharing in the family fun this 4th of July,” said Kiwanis 4th of July Event Chair Stephen Boerigter. “We trust you are all staying safe and that you will still take the time


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Traffic Alert: Road Work 15th At Myrtle Saturday & Monday

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews will repair the west side of 15th Street at Myrtle after replacing a waterline a couple of weeks ago. 

For two days, Saturday May 30 and Monday June 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 15 St, will be reduced to one lane with a flagging operation to maintain north and southbound traffic. 

DPU officials advise motorists to expect delays and observe the speed limit and traffic control devices in the area. 

For more information, contact the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.


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LAHS Parade Of Graduates Begins 10 A.M. Saturday

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will wrap up “Celebrate Our Seniors” month with a Parade of Graduates starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

The community is invited to celebrate the seniors’ accomplishments and show Topper Pride as members of the Class of 2020 proceed along Diamond Drive.

Social Distancing restrictions are in effect and public gatherings are still not allowed, so everyone participating is encouraged to stay in their vehicle and be especially mindful to wear masks and maintain a six-foot physical distance from any other non-household members.

The parade will begin at the


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Traffic Alert: Water Line Break At 34th North Of Villa

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water line break at 9:30 a.m. today on 34th Street north of Villa.

The road is closed at the repair site and traffic is detoured on to 33rd Street.

DPU customers on 34th Street may experience low water pressure. 

Depending on the severity of the break, water services to these customer may need to be terminated.  The estimated time of repairs is 4 p.m. today.

If water services are terminated, DPU offers the following considerations for customers when their water is restored:

  • At first water may appear murky

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