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Zia Credit Union Officials Meet With D.C. Lawmakers

on March 8, 2018 - 7:18am
Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday to talk about his trip last week to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Zia CU Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Zia CU Member at Large JC Garcia and President and CEO David Woodruff on their trip last week in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/ZCU
Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff together with his Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez and Member at

Sirphey Opening At Bandelier National Monument

on March 8, 2018 - 6:59am

Sirphey Owner Prashant Jain, left, and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott visit the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday to discuss the opening of Sirphey at Bandelier. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Sirphey News:

Imagine a summer night in Frijoles Canyon as you eat dinner with friends and family. The sounds of acoustic jazz fill the air, creating an enchanting scene as you sip wine from local vineyards. And you finish the evening with a moonlit walk with park guides.

Soon, there will be no need to imagine.

LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

NIST Sharpens 'Charpy' Test To Make A More Precise Impact On Industrial Materials

on March 7, 2018 - 7:33am
Courtesy photo
NIST News:
A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, and strikingly simple, method for measuring the way metal reacts to impact.
Today, that method, with some upgrades and refinements, remains the standard test used worldwide to judge the impact resistance of metals used in bridge construction, high-pressure boilers, ocean ships, armor plate, nuclear pressure vessels and

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF


A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.

Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market March 8, April 12

on March 6, 2018 - 11:47am
Apple goods from Montoya's farm. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
Just a one more winter market after this week's market, which is 8 a.m. to noon. Thursday March 8 then April 12. Both are at the Fuller Lodge.
This month at market:
  • New vendor- Goat Cheese, Feta, Cheve, Goat Milk, Keifer
  • Montoya's - Apples, dried apples, Cider, Snowcones, Roasted Green Chile,
  • Jams & Jellies, Tortillas.
  • Rodriguez Farm- Chico's Chile, Pinto Beans, Bean mixes.
  • Ranch de Iris- Chile pods, Winter squash, Organic seeds, Starts
  • Eremita Campos- Jams, Jellies, syrups, weavings and beets.
  • Shure Bakery- Quiches, Rolls,

P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Natalia Hernandez

on March 5, 2018 - 7:32am

On the job in Los Alamos is Natalia Hernandez Sunday at McDonald's where she has worked for six months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Governor Enacts Small Business Tax Relief

on March 5, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Thursday to provide as much as $3 million or more in tax relief for New Mexico families and small businesses.
“Since taking office, helping New Mexico families and small businesses keep more of their hard-earned money has always been one of my top priorities,” Martinez said.

NMEDD: Application Period Opens For Opportunity Zone Designation

on March 4, 2018 - 12:58pm
SANTA FE  Friday, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) announced that the Department is soliciting applications for Opportunity Zone designations from each County through March 21.
NMEDD will then submit a list of priorities to the Governor for her nomination. Designation as an Opportunity Zone aims to encourage investment and grow the economy in lower income areas of the state with tax advantages. 

"We're excited to move forward with the designation process as we look for opportunities to create a healthier economy," Economic Development Cabinet

DNCU Sponsors Lego Competition

on March 4, 2018 - 7:29am
Courtesy photo
 DNCU News:
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is again the title sponsor for the LEGO® Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show March 10-11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
DNCU believes this event enhances the attendance of the annual Home Show with families of the participants—while filling the convention center with excitement from the participating children.  Visit for the competition sign up link. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  

NMTC 2018 Women In Technology Honors Prisca Tiasse Yoder And Caitlin Kontgis Of Los Alamos

on March 3, 2018 - 7:51am

Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC


New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) will recognize eight women in multiple tech industries at its 2018 Women in Technology Celebration March 8 at the Sandia Casino.

Two of the eight honorees are from Los Alamos:

  • Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC; and
  • Applied Scientist Caitlin Kontgis of Descartes Labs.

They join women being recognized at this annual event from the fields of aeronautics to biotechnology and information technology in large organizations to startups.

All of the honorees

Council Approves Rezoning Oppenheimer Commercial Property Lots To Mix Use Residential And Office Space

on March 3, 2018 - 6:56am
Ryan Markey of Los Alamos Professional Investment Partnership speaks Tuesday night to Los Alamos County Council about the plan to transform lots at 555 and 557 Oppenheimer Dr. from office space to a mix of residential and office space. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
The commercial property at 555 and 557 Oppenheimer Drive is in the process of getting a whole new look.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Cosponsors Legislation To Preserve A Free And Open Internet

on March 2, 2018 - 9:44am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced that he cosponsored legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) to preserve a free and open Internet and overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent action to repeal existing net neutrality protections.
“A free and open Internet is essential to a free and open society, which is why we must protect net neutrality,” Luján said.

McQuiston: Carbon Monoxide ... The Invisible Killer

on March 2, 2018 - 7:54am

The Jemez Agency

More than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized.

Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep.

This “silent killer” is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, portable generators or

100 Days Of Winter Grand Prize Winner Announced

on March 1, 2018 - 10:43am

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department wrapped up their collaborative 100 Days of Winter program Feb. 26. 
Over 1,000 programming guides were distributed throughout Los Alamos County between November and February, encouraging residents and visitors to get out and active during the winter months. With just under 200 online participants, and over 260 entries for the Grand Prize, many shared photos of the wide variety of ways they were inspired to stay local and enjoy all the Los Alamos area has to offer.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner Danna

ADV Insurance Hosts Business After Hours Thursday

on February 28, 2018 - 12:31pm

ADV Insurance will host Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 1475 Central Ave., Suite 150. Courtesy photo




The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Reopening of the new ADV Insurance Agency offices.


The community is invited to join the celebration 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the new offices located at 1475 Central Ave., Suite 150. Light refreshments will be served.


Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit or contact Ryn

Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

on February 27, 2018 - 6:55am
SANTA FE The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s second amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  
The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until March 16, 2018. The

Planning and Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on February 27, 2018 - 6:37am
Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
  • A. Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting(s) on January 10, 2018
  • B.

History on Tap: Dr. Todd Urbatsch Presents FERMIAC

on February 26, 2018 - 2:52pm


Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap to learn about the FERMIAC. History on Tap, part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District, is 5:30 p.m. March 5 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society for an engaging discussion over food and drinks with Dr. Todd Urbatsch about the FERMIAC. Dr. Urbatsch will be demonstrating LANL's museum-quality replica of this analog computer. Enrico Fermi and L.D.P. King created the FERMIAC in 1947 to study the paths of neutrons using the Monte Carlo method.

More Scenes From 2018 Rotary Crab Fest

on February 26, 2018 - 8:45am

Rotarian and Crab Fest Chairman Skip King is spotted biting the crab that feeds him at the 9th Annual Rotary Club Crab Fest Saturday night at the Columbian Hall on DP Road. King, here with his family Jennifer and Brad King and wife Linda, brought the idea of the highly successful fundraiser to Los Alamos several years ago when he and his wife moved here from California. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary President Laura Loy welcomes the crowd to the 2018 Crab Fest event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary Club Crab Fest Kitchen Supervisor Katy Korkos, center,

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 2-8

on February 26, 2018 - 8:19am
PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV schedule for March 2-8:
Friday, March 2, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 2-27-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – A History of Land Transfers on the Pajarito Plateau
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Jemez Thrift Shop Announces March Bag Days

on February 26, 2018 - 8:04am
The Jemez Thrift Shop at 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock announces its Bag Day sales dates for March:
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 9
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 10