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Los Alamos County Council Meets March 20

on March 16, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
A. Briefing to Council by County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Providing an Overview of the 2018 Legislative Session. Presenters: Scott Scanland

Scenes From BSMA’s ‘Night With A Nerd’ ... Alan Carr

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes to the crowd gathered Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

In And Around Town: March 16

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to​​​​​​​

FRIDAY March 16

LALT Presents Secondary Cause of Death
Los Alamos Little Theater presents Secondary Cause of Death at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at CB Fox, at the door, or

Olion's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

The Los Alamos High School Olions presents the "25th Annual Putnam

County Planning Manager Tamara Baer Discusses Sign Code At Chamber Business Breakfast

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Planning Manager Tamara Baer presents a talk Thursday morning on the County Sign Code at the Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Corrina Hughes Wins Daily Postcard Contest

on March 16, 2018 - 9:08am
Los Alamos Arts Council President Chris Monteith, left, presents a $100 check to Corrina Hughes, the winner of the Los Alamos Daily Postcard quarterly photo contest made possible by a fund established by Robert and Ann Wells. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
This quarter's award winning photo by Corrina Hughes. Photo by Corrina Hughes
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Local photographer Corrina Hughes’ pictures of natural landscapes often appear as Daily Postcards in the Los Alamos Daily Post website and her efforts in capturing the local

Los Alamos Track And Field Athletes ... Wow!

on March 16, 2018 - 8:48am
Assessment/School Improvement Coordinator
Bernalillo Public Schools

I’m sending this email in regards to your Track and Field Athletes for Los Alamos High School.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took my daughter to Chill Zone (yogurt place) in Bernalillo. As we were enjoying our Froyo many students from Los Alamos entered Chill Zone – they literally packed the place. Looks like they ate at Dions Pizza first and then went to Chill Zone for dessert.

Anyhow, I was very impressed with the behavior of all the students. They were very well behaved and respectful.

Daily Postcard: Snow Showers And Chilly Winds

on March 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds pummel the community for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon including Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds shown Thursday on Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Honors Victims Of Florida School Shooting

on March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

A crowd gathers Wednesday early evening at Ashley Pond Park to participate in a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Doulgas High School in Parkland, Fla. Non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from high school students were shared. Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos co-hosted the vigil. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 Rep.

LANL 75th Anniversary Logo Unveiled At Celebration Of Stem Education At Bradbury Science Museum

on March 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace unveils the new 75th Anniversary LANL logo at a Celebration of Stem Education Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New 75th Anniversary LANL logo unveiled Tuesday. 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
LACD News:
The Science On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays.
Start the week off with interesting conversations and libations at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square. Join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space.
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

Chamisa And Pinon Elementary Schools Travel Around The World In White Rock During Multicultural Fair

on March 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

Los Alamos High School students Shannon Pestovich, left, and Meghan Romero volunteer at one of the booths during the Chamisa Elementary and Pinon Elementary Schools' Around the World in White Rock Multicultural Fair Wednesday night at Pinon Elementary. Pestovich explained participants can pick up a 'passport' booklet and collect stickers from the different booths at the fair. Once the booklet is filled, participants can return it for a prize. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sixth grader Andres Iturregui and Sara Pocernik check out a booth about Puerta Rico during the Around the

Kristy A. Ortega Joins RE/MAX First As Newest Associate Broker

on March 15, 2018 - 11:37am
Kristy A. Ortega
RE/MAX News:
RE/MAX First has announced that Realtor® Kristy A. Ortega is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Ortega brings to the office more than 30 years of community knowledge in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.
“I’m excited to join RE/MAX, the most productive real estate network in the U.S., while bringing my sense of community to folks looking to make one of lives biggest decisions, buying or selling their home,” Ortega said.

Sheehey Discusses Candidacy For House Dist. 43

on March 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Pete Sheehey files his candidacy for District 43 State Representative Tuesday at the Secretary of States Office in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Councilor
Candidate House Dist. 43

Tuesday I filed my candidacy with nominating petitions signed by hundreds, to become a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.  I’ve knocked on doors and listened to citizens throughout this diverse District, from La Cienega and western Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, to Jemez Springs and Cuba in Sandoval County, to Gallina

Scenes From St. Baldrick's Fundraiser Wednesday

on March 15, 2018 - 11:08am

Convincing people to buy St. Baldrick's t-shirts at Wednesday evening's fundraiser for the Foundation at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op, from left, Sophia Jones, Olivia Ortega and Isabella Casias. ​St. Baldricks Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Volunteers cooking food at Wednesday evening’s fundraiser for St.

LAPD Recommends Security Options To School Board

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, and Sgt. Chris Ross field questions from School Board members, Bill Hargraves, left, and Dr. Steve Boerigter at Tuesday's school board meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Perimeter security, access control and key card access are the three biggest needs in Los Alamos Public Schools and also the recommendations of the Los Alamos Police Department, Sgt. Chris Ross told school board members during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Ross, who is head of LAPD’s

Local Couple Establishes Community Endowment Fund For UNM-Los Alamos

on March 15, 2018 - 8:35am

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney, Community Endowment for UNM-LA donors Pat Soran and Ann Hayes, and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Steve Boerigter met Friday in Dr. Cindy Rooney’s office at UNM-LA to discuss the new Community Endowment for UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA

Pat Soran and Ann Hayes established an endowed donor designated fund, the Community Endowment for UNM-LA, through the Los Alamos Community Foundation. They signed the papers Friday to make it official. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA
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Longtime Los Alamos

Board Of Public Utilities And County Council Consider Advancing Carbon Free Power Project

on March 15, 2018 - 8:31am

UAMPS Representative Mason Baker speaks to BPU and Council members during a special joint meeting on the Carbon Free Power Project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/  



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the Los Alamos County Council is considering taking the next steps in the Carbon Free Power Project. The question facing them is whether to sign a Power Sales Contract.


The project was discussed during a joint BPU and County Council meeting March 6 in Council Chambers.


In its March 21

Scenes From Annual Saint Job Pysanky Workshop

on March 15, 2018 - 7:18am

Saint Job of Pochaiv held its annual pysanky workshop Saturday, March 10 at the church on Trinity Drive. The participants decorated eggs in the traditional Slavic style, using wax resist and multiple layers of dye to create complex and colorful geometric patterns. After decorating, the eggs are sealed and can last for many years. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg decorating workshop at Saint Job of Pochaiv on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg decorating workshop at Saint Job of Pochaiv on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo

Scene from annual pysanky egg

DNCU Donates To Food Depot

on March 15, 2018 - 7:09am
Del Norte Credit Union donates $787 to The Food Depot. From left, DNCU H.R. Specialist Kathy Ritschel, The Food Depot Executive Director Sherry Hooper and DNCU Marketing Director Diego Munoz. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative finishes strong during an annual Grateful Gram campaign between employees. The initiative aims to raise funds for one of the leading organizations that feed underprivileged families across Northern New Mexico, The Food Depot.
“The goal is to remind each other of the

Knights Of Columbus Prize Bingo April 6

on March 15, 2018 - 7:05am

Daily Postcard: View From San Ildefonso Road

on March 15, 2018 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: The view Monday evening from the base of San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Community Learns About Polaris Charter School

on March 14, 2018 - 6:56pm
LAPS Teachers Scott Johnson, center, and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt, right, discuss the Polaris Charter School with community members Saturday at a local residence. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
Retired LAPS teacher Sharon Allen opened her home Saturday afternoon to the community and committee members developing the Polaris Charter School.
The purpose of the informal meeting was to help attendees better understand the proposed charter school and answer their questions.
Committee members who attended the

100+ Women Who Care Donate To JJAB Imagination Library Project

on March 14, 2018 - 6:44pm

Bennett’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts graciously sponsored the 100+ Women Who Care meeting in February. During this event, the women raised almost $4,500, which was then awarded to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program of Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. From left, Lisa Zuhn of JJAB, Alison Bennett, Cindy Koeler of JJAB, Jasmine Acosta of Bennett's and Kristy Ortega of 100+ Women Who Care and RE/MAX First. Photo by Leland Lehman/

New Mexico Garden Clubs – District 2 – Summit Garden Club Prepares For Spring Convention

on March 14, 2018 - 6:37pm

Summit members Nancy Nunnlley, left, and Christine Munk prepare a corn husk wreath. Courtesy photo

A sample table decoration. Courtesy photo

Summit Garden Club News:

New Mexico Garden Clubs – District 2 – Summit Garden Club are preparing for their annual Spring Convention April 4-6 at Buffalo Thunder Resort

The event program is “Revitalizing Traditional Agriculture for Spiritual and Human Need through the Preservation of Traditional and Heirloom Seeds” by Clayton Brascoupe.

Clayton Brascoupe is director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association.

UNM-LA Invites Public To Screening Of PBS Point Of View Film On Diversity In The U.S. Monday

on March 14, 2018 - 6:14pm

UNM-LA News: 

  • UNM-LA Begins Documentary Film Festival on Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) instructor Dr. Renae Mitchell will screen the PBS film “All the Difference” at noon Monday, March 19.

In conjunction with her class AMST 185: Intro to Race, Class and Ethnicity, Mitchell is screening three different PBS Point of View films; each provides an in-depth look at the lives of people outside of the stereotypical American norm. Local community members are invited to attend the screenings and are welcome to stay for class discussions after the films

“All the Difference”