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What Was That UFO Flying Next To The Moon Tonight?

on September 22, 2018 - 10:51pm

Does anyone know what that UFO was flying next to the moon tonight? This photo of what may be a large weather balloon was taken from White Rock with a cell phone. Photo by Scott Jensen

This photo was taken this evening from White Rock of the UFO with a long lense. Photo by Scott Jensen

This photo was taken this evening from White Rock of the UFO with a long lense. Photo by Scott Jensen

Scenes From FSN Annual Lucky Ducky Day

on September 22, 2018 - 4:52pm

Two contestants race their duckies today down the water slide during Lucky Ducky Day at Family Strengths Network (FSN) at 3540 Orange St. The annual event is a fundraiser for FSN, which is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through its Family Resource Center and programs. FSN's mission is to provide education, support groups, and activities to all types of families, parents, teens and children. Through our work, FSN improves the quality of family life for generations. Scholarships are available for all programs.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Domino’s Delivery Expert

on September 22, 2018 - 2:26pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Domino’s Delivery Expert Jedidiah Beddo dropping off lunch to the news team this afternoon at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Beddo has worked for Domino’s delivering pizza throughout the community for nearly two years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Public Safety Assoc. Awards Scholarships

on September 22, 2018 - 10:56am

Public safety scholarship recipients Michaela Robertson, left, and Lee Ann Quintana with LAPSA members from center to right, LAFD Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts and LANL Emergency Response Group Leader Jeff Dare Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney congratulates LAPSA scholarship recipients. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) presented two educational scholarships to students during a

Patina Gallery: Betsy Youngquist Art Exhibition

on September 22, 2018 - 2:12am
A mixed media sculpture by Betsy Youngquist will be featured in Patina’s new exhibition, Season of the Surreal. Courtesy photo
 
PATINA GALLERY News:
 
SANTA FE Patina Gallery is venturing into the hypnagogic world of Betsy Youngquist. Her mixed media sculpture will be featured in Patina’s new exhibition, Season of the Surreal.
 
The exhibition opens at Patina Friday, Nov. 2. There will be an opening reception and an opportunity to meet the artist 5-7 p.m. at the gallery in Santa Fe.
 
Her figures play within a fantasia of the imaginative and the peculiar, which continuously

Stocking Gila Trout In Gwynn Tank One Of Many Firsts For This Species In Western New Mexico

on September 22, 2018 - 1:24am
Courtesy/NMGF
 
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE Gwynn Tank in the Gila National Forest in Western New Mexico received its first batch of 203, 10-inch Gila trout.
 
“Stocking Gila Trout in Gwynn Tank is part of the department’s long-term plan to provide recreation opportunities for this rare native trout in conjunction with ongoing recovery efforts,” said Jill Wick, supervisor of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Colorado Basin Native Fish.
 
Releasing this batch of Gila trout into Gwynn Tank was more than a year in the making.

Daily Postcard: Art Suspended From Ceiling At UNM-LA

on September 22, 2018 - 1:06am

Daily Postcard: Artwork suspended from the ceiling in the Student Center at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lucky Ducky Day At FSN 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday

on September 21, 2018 - 6:01pm
Family Strengths Network will host its Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
FSN News:
 
Family Strengths Network (FSN) is having its Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3540 Orange St. and the whole community is invited.
 
FSN is  having all free events with the exception of the Rubber Ducky Races in which people purchase rubber ducks for $5 each and race them down the organization's large grass front yard on rain gutter tracks (unlimited play) and can win chances at raffle prices each time their duck

Seven Los Alamos High School Students Named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

on September 21, 2018 - 5:07pm
Seven LAHS students were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. They were honored during a luncheon Wednesday attended by parents, LAHS administrators and the superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. Pictured are: Principal Carter Payne, Liam Devin, Alina Bulthuis, Sonyia Williams, Steven Zhao, Do Vo, Peter Watson and Dr. Kurt Steinhaus. Not pictured: Antonio Dowdy. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
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Gov. Gary Johnson Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on September 21, 2018 - 4:28pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Gary Johnson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post today to discuss his campaign. He is holding the popular Post mascot Tyrone and chatting with local Republican and longtime friend JoAnn Johnson, left, and Post Advertising Manager KayLinda Crawford. Johnson, who served two terms as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, is running on the Libertarian ticket against Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich and Republican Mick Rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is now running for U.S.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce News

on September 21, 2018 - 2:52pm

Council Considers Sewer Rate Increase Sept. 25

on September 21, 2018 - 11:05am

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will request the Los Alamos County Council to approve a rate increase of 8 percent for sewage services.

The increase will help the DPU to establish sufficient revenue to sustain future debt service to replace the White Rock wastewater treatment plant while maintaining adequate funding for the entire wastewater collection and treatment system.

The public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., in Los Alamos. If adopted, proposed Los Alamos Code Ordinance 02-288

Dist. 43 Candidates Present Clear Messages At Forum

on September 21, 2018 - 10:50am
Republican Lisa Shin, left, and Democrat Christine Chandler, candidates for the House Dist. 43 legislative seat squared off in front of a Chamber audience Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, center, with candidates Lisa Shin, left, and Christine Chandler prior to Thursday's forum at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Dist. 43 Candidates Forum at UNM-LA Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Editor's note: To watch

SGR And Chandler Host Trivia Night Fundraiser At Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. Today!

on September 21, 2018 - 8:56am
State Rep. and Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard and County Councilor and State Rep. candidate Christine Chandler for an exciting night of trivia, pizza, wings and libations. We hope to see everyone at the Posse Lodge 6-8 p.m. at 650 North Mesa Road. Courtesy image

LAMC Supports Family Y Healthy Communities Mission

on September 21, 2018 - 8:40am

The Family YMCA 2018 Board of Directors includes front row from left, Past President Christina Sierk, John Whiteside, President Lou Santoro and Treasurer Chris Ortega. Back row from left, Elizabeth Bezzerides, Cheryl Sowder, Laura Crucet and Allison Majure. Not shown, Debbie Huling, Shay Kendricks, Matt Schmidt, Eric Vasquez and Janelle Vigil-Maestas. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/YMCA

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Family YMCA mission is to build individual, family and community strength by

Valles Caldera Van Tour: Fraser & Cathy Goff Sept. 30

on September 21, 2018 - 8:08am
Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff on a field trip driving through the Valles Caldera National Preserve Sunday, Sept. 30.
 
Participants will examine the volcanology and geothermal springs of the 1.25-million-year-old Valles Caldera. The tour is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and advance registration is required.
 
The field trip consists of six stops throughout the day. Attendees will park and meet at the Valle Grande Visitor Center promptly at 9 a.m.

Los Alamos County Airport Slated For New Fence

on September 21, 2018 - 7:59am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres stands beside the old barb wire fence, which will be replaced with a black vinyl chain link fence. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Airport has experienced a lot of improvements recently from environmental cleanup and new concrete pads by the Department of Energy to new County-owned hangars. Now, another upgrade is in the works: a new perimeter fence.

The 50-year-old barbed wire fence that runs along N.M.

League, PEEC And LAHS Prepare To Register Voters

on September 21, 2018 - 7:57am
COMMUNITY News:
 
To observe National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 25, the League of Women Voters will partner with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and send volunteer registrars to the Los Alamos Nature Center throughout the day.
 
Community members can visit the nature center 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m. to register to vote.
 
The registrars have all been trained at the County Clerk’s office and will have all the necessary information about voting. National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register voters.

Live United With Los Alamos Chamber And UWNNM

on September 21, 2018 - 7:44am

UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter demonstrates where to place the Live United sticker near the license plate on his motorcycle as part of this year's annual fundraising activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Executive Director
UWNNM

Living United means choosing to improve your community by giving of yourself, and joining others to make an impact.

Together, united, we have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. Together, united, we harness the resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners.

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Voices Of Los Alamos Meeting With Ute Haker Sept. 24

on September 21, 2018 - 7:40am

Ute Haker will speak at Voices of Los Alamos meeting Sept. 24. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

 
Writer and historian Ute Haker, PhD, will provide an introduction to the National Popular Vote at the “Voices of Los Alamos” group’s monthly meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
 
The problem with the U.S. presidential elections is not the Electoral College as such but the state-based "winner-take-all" method of counting the popular votes to begin with.
 
The difference between the winner-take-all system awarding all of the participating states’ electoral

Meet & Greet For Elizabeth K. Allen 5-7 p.m. Today

on September 21, 2018 - 7:37am
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Elizabeth K. Allen, Erin Breneman, Treasurer.

SFNF: Black Canyon Campground Closes Sept. 24

on September 21, 2018 - 7:37am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Due to necessary maintenance, the Black Canyon Campground on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will close Sept. 24 for the season, which ends Oct. 9.
 
“Repair is needed to restore a faulty underground power line that helps provide electricity and water to the site,” Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker said. “If the line can’t be repaired or replaced by next season, our hope is to have generators in place.

Daily Postcard: Fall Scenes In Downtown Los Alamos

on September 21, 2018 - 7:31am

Daily Postcard: Scenes of fall spotted this week around downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Scenes of fall in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Los Alamos Farmers Market Has Long History

on September 20, 2018 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes invites everyone to stop by the Information Booth to say hi, learn more about the market and maybe buy one of the colorful shopping baskets available at the booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
It's fall at the Los Alamos Farmers Market! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s been a tough year for northern New Mexico farmers, but you wouldn’t know it from the bounty available at the Los Alamos Farmers Market, or the warm welcome vendors extend to

Atomic City Transit Adding Two Electric Buses To Fleet

on September 20, 2018 - 5:04pm
Atomic City Transit is adding two of these Proterra electric buses to its fleet. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The smell of black exhaust smoke pouring from the tailpipes of Atomic City Transit buses or the sight of transit drivers filling up bus gas tanks will one day be a thing of the past.

Atomic City Transit recently was awarded a Low-or No-Emission (Low-No) grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The $1,859,370 grant will allow Los Alamos County’s transit department to purchase two electric buses as well as two charging

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