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LAMC Honors Employees At Annual Anniversary Event

on November 14, 2019 - 7:31am
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside congratulates his longest serving employee Rosalie Maestas who has worked at LAMC for 48 years  Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAMC Center CEO John Whiteside thanks his employees for their service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center held its annual anniversary recognition dinner Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens.

Twenty seven longtime employees were honored at the special event.

Review: ‘Rose’s Dilemma’ Blooms At LALT

on November 14, 2019 - 7:21am

From left, Rose (Suzy Kroesche) and Gavin (Michael Adkins) eat a tense breakfast, while Walsh (Thomas Graves) and Arlene (Megan Pimentel) look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

In ‘Rose’s Dilemma’, now being staged by Los Alamos Little Theatre, Rose Steiner (Suzy Kroesche), a literary lion who hasn’t written anything in years, faces a monetary shortfall.

Her dead lover, famous novelist Walsh McLaren (Thomas Graves) is haunting her.

NWS: Today’s High Near 52; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 14, 2019 - 6:59am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Anderson Overlook

on November 14, 2019 - 6:51am

Daily Postcard: Early morning view recently from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Chamber Celebrates New SMSI Location

on November 13, 2019 - 6:52pm



The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC, (SMSI) with a ribbon cutting 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 21, the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 176 Central Park Square.


SMSI is a small business that began operations in 2000 in Los Alamos and has grown to more 150 professionals across the US serving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the DOE/NNSA enterprise, various National Laboratories and industrial clients.


SMSI supports TRIAD National Security, LLC, through Merrick-SMSI, JV, one of TRIAD’s three

Rotary Presents Annual Community Funding Awards

on November 13, 2019 - 11:46am

Gathered at the weekly Rotary meeting Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Rotarian and Community Funding Director Lesley Harelson, LAMS teacher Jessica Dixon, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau, Healing America’s Heroes volunteers Eddie Crain and James Barber and Rotarian and Community Funding Committee Chair Jean Gindreau. Photo by Linda Hull


At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos presented Community Funding Awards to three area nonprofit organizations. 

Rotarian and Committee Chair Jean Gindreau introduced the

Scenes From Veterans Day 2019 At Ashley Pond

on November 13, 2019 - 10:52am

Captain Daniel Patrick Mack US Navy (retired) is the guest speaker at the annual Veterans Day event Monday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Paul Elkins

VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Cristina Gonzales, Fr. Theophan Mackey and Vocalist Alicia Solomon. Photo by Paul Elkins

From left, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, Vocalist Alicia Solomon, VFW Cmdr. Roger Anaya, Art Brown, Christina Gonzales and Fr. Theophan Mackey. Photo by Paul Elkins

Father and son bagpipers Anthony and David Puckett. Photo by Paul Elkins

Council Proclaims Nov. 4-9 LAHS Key Club Week

on November 13, 2019 - 10:17am

From left, Past Kiwanis President Philo Shelton, Don Casperson, Key Club Mentor Shelley Clark, Morris Pongratz, Key Club President Victoria Nisoli and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation that designates Nov. 4-9 as Key Club Week. The proclamation was made during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Nov. 4-9 as Los Alamos High School Key Club Week during its Tuesday night meeting.
WHEREAS: Key Club International, under the guidance of the Kiwanis

Los Alamos County Finance Department Honored 28th Time With Highest Form Of Recognition From GFOA

on November 13, 2019 - 7:45am

Members of the Los Alamos County Finance Department display their awards received from the Government Finance Officers Association. Staff members from left, Zhen Liu, Beatrice Odezulu, Karen Kendall, Julie Brothers, Mauricia Chavarria-Quam, Sonya Ortiz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Melissa Meyer and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio. Not pictured, Nicholle Cordova, Nicole Avila, David Griego and Yvette Atencio. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/




The Los Alamos County Council recognized the County Finance Department during Turesday's Council meeting for

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Members Of Congress Introduce Legislation To Support Student Veterans

on November 13, 2019 - 7:35am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Members of Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to support student veterans and address wage disparities.
The Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School Act would require that Veterans Affairs work-study wage match the local minimum wage if higher than the state minimum wage - ensuring that student veterans are paid fairly for their work.
Full time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are

LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project Receives $1,197,675 Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

on November 13, 2019 - 7:24am
Kyle Lynn Martinez and daughter Rosslyn are participants in Taos Pueblo’s Tiwa Babies home visiting program, one of many early childhood programs supported in collaboration with the LANL Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Courtesy/LANLF
Tiwa Babies staff unpacks the new laptop that will assist them with program documentation. From left, Katherine Chavez, Jackie Martinez, Aspen Mirabal and April Winters. Courtesy/LANLF
ESPANOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s Pueblo Outreach Project has received

Serenata-Soirée Bohème Friday Dec. 6

on November 13, 2019 - 7:06am

NWS: Today’s High Near 55; Tonight’s Low Around 28

on November 13, 2019 - 5:45am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Sky In White Rock

on November 13, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A lone cloud floats above the horizon early this morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Students And Teachers Share Inspiration At Barranca

on November 12, 2019 - 5:23pm
Students and teachers gathered at Barranca Mesa Elementary School Saturday morning to apply and paint inspirational sayings around the school. Students from left, Lynnea Jones, Haven Rathburn and Anelia Inglis paint in the Skip sidewalk project. Photo by John McHale/
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus applies an inspirational saying to the mirror in the boy’s bathroom. Photo by John McHale/
Painting the ‘Mirror Me’ sidewalk. Photo by John McHale/
Barranca Mesa Elementary School Principal Gina Terrazas applying an inspirational saying to a

On The Job In Los Alamos: Workers Remove LANB Sign From Enterprise Bank & Trust Building Today

on November 12, 2019 - 4:52pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon are workers removing the former Los Alamos National Bank sign in preparation for installing a new Enterprise Bank & Trust sign on the bank building at 1200 Trinity Dr.  #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John McHale/

Workers have now removed the former Los Alamos National Bank sign on the Trinity Drive side of the building at 1200 Trinity Dr. in preparation for installing a new Enterprise Bank & Trust sign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers have moved over to the north side of the Enterprise

LAHS Students Train At Rose Chocolatier

on November 12, 2019 - 3:09pm

LAHS student Hannah Stafford assists with making cupcakes. She and her classmates learn valuable job skills by training at businesses like Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS teachers Robyn Collom, left, and Analicia Ronquillo work the register at Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS 

From left, LAHS students Kristin Valdez, Fred Martinez, Dominique Trujillo, Micah McCown and Gabriel Cournoyer in front of Rose Chocolatier during a training session. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students from the classes of Robyn Collom and Analicia Ronquillo experience new work-based

RCLC Board Meets In Espanola Nov. 15

on November 12, 2019 - 2:58pm

Zero Waste Team: Turn Leaves Into Gardener’s Gold

on November 12, 2019 - 10:53am

Fall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including mulch, leaf mold and compost. Courtesy/ZWT


  • Zero Waste Tip: The recommended ratio for compost is one part green/nitrogen material and three parts brown/carbon material.

Now is the best time to start planning for spring gardens.

Composting in the fall allows time to create healthy compost by spring. Compost is vital to creating healthy soil to nourish plants. Healthy soil increases plant yields by enhancing aeration, water retention, nutrient availability, and resistance to soilborne disease.

Fall leaves can be

NMDOT: Lanes Reduced To One At Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project On N.M. 4 Starting Today

on November 12, 2019 - 9:52am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that starting today, the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane at the Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project on N.M. 4 west of Los Alamos at mile marker 48.9.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with a temporary signal.

Note: There is a 10' width restriction so no wide loads are permitted.

This project is scheduled to be completed Nov. 26; weather permitting.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Nov. 19

on November 12, 2019 - 8:55am
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting of the The Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday Nov. 19.
David Gubernatis is the guest speaker and his talk is a follow up to last month’s presentation on the process that led to LANL being tasked to produce 30 nuclear pits per year. Gubernatis will discuss the production of those pits.
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park, west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Author Phil Rink Releases Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills

on November 12, 2019 - 8:45am

Cover for the newly released book, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. Courtesy photo

BOOK News:

Author Phil Rink released his new book for children and young adults Monday, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. It is the eighth book in the Jimi & Isaac series.

In their biggest adventure yet, Jimi & Isaac need to make everybody get along, or at least keep everyone from fighting with each other. But they don't know what to do, and the people that think they know what to do are quickly making everything worse. Jimi and Isaac are getting blamed for the incredible spiral of disaster as the kids in their

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Nov. 21

on November 12, 2019 - 7:57am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the White Rock Public Library.

The program features a presentation by Irma Holtkamp, “Are AncestryDNA ThruLines True Lines? – Some Strategies for Determining Accuracy of your Ancestry DNA Matches”.

A no host social dinner is 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig on Sherwood Boulevard preceding the meeting.

LA Cares Bi-Annual Food Drive Saturday Nov. 23

on November 12, 2019 - 7:39am
As the holidays draw nearer, Los Alamos has a lot to be thankful for. We have plenty of good jobs, good friends and a beautiful locale. But, not everyone has it this easy.
Local food bank LA Cares helps make sure that everyone has something to be thankful for during the holidays. LA Cares is a volunteer organization that helps the needy of Los Alamos County by distributing food and helping with expenses.
Saturday Nov. 23, the Boy Scouts and Mail Carriers will be taking donations for LA Cares.

¡Iluminarte! 2019 Celebrates Light & Holidays Dec. 8

on November 12, 2019 - 7:03am
Scene from ¡Iluminarte! 2018. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ¡Iluminarte! is a one-of-a-kind, winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos—a New Mexico tradition.
This event is 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and includes a magical light and bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque and short performances by Story Riders a bilingual elementary school program focusing on bike safety and storytelling – with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero.