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N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) Road Closure: Monday Aug. 19

on August 16, 2019 - 3:42pm



  • Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction Project

Santa Fe – New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five and Star Paving Company continue roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos.

Starting Monday Aug. 19 - N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) will be CLOSED between DP Road and Central Avenue.

The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day for the next two weeks. The closure is necessary to facilitate the crossing of the following utilities:

  • 8” water line;
  • 10” sewer line;
  • 4” gas line;
  • 12” water line; and
  • electrical and

Crews Continue Work On Diamond Drive Project

on August 16, 2019 - 2:51pm

Crews continue work on the Diamond Drive project including pouring concrete Thursday near the intersection at Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Safety Team Leaders Attend PREPaRE Training

on August 16, 2019 - 2:04pm

LAPS News:

As part of back to school professional development – principals, counselors, nurses and other site safety team leaders attended a day-long training called PREPaRE from the National Association of School Psychologists.

It is a prevention and intervention model designed specifically for the unique school environment.

PREPaRE is one of the first comprehensive training curriculums developed by school-based professionals with firsthand experience.

Specifically, the PREPaRE model emphasizes that, as members of a school safety and crisis team, LAPS administrators and mental health

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sarah Thien At Rebound PT

on August 16, 2019 - 1:35pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Physical Therapist Sarah Thien this morning at Rebound Physical Therapy, 4717 Quemazon. She can be reached at 505.662.2225. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carl Newton

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Has New Home!

on August 16, 2019 - 1:02pm

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team gather this morning at their new home at 109 Central Park Square, formerly occupied by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Members include Executive Director Wendi Wolfe; Office Manager Jade Lovato; Julie Banaszek, RN; Alaina Cole Beardslee, RN; Tanny Larson, billing; Zandra Hall, RN; Sherry Destromp, LPN and Jenny Pena, medical records. LAVNS moved Saturday from 2202 Canyon Road after that property sold. ‘We’re happy to be more centrally located,’ Wolfe said.

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 19, 2019

on August 16, 2019 - 12:39pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Diamond Drive Paving

Star Paving is wrapping up manhole adjustments and will be pulling the steel plates on Diamond Drive between the Omega Bridge and the Sandia/Orange Intersection by early next week, completing this road work in front of the high school.

Milling and paving operations from the Sandia/Orange intersection northbound continue during daytime hours Monday through Friday and may include Saturdays.

Rotarians Bag Sand For ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 16, 2019 - 12:27pm

Rotary Club of Los Alamos members Jim O'Donnell, Steve Ciddio, President Phil Dabney, Keith Lewis, LeAnne Parsons, Doug Mowrer, Tony Chan, Skip King and Linda and Bob Hull gather early Wednesday evening in the Mary Deal Building parking lot to bag sand to use as weights to secure the large tent for the ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! event this Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by LeAnne Parsons

Rotarians bagging sand early Wednesday evening in the Mary Deal Building parking lot. Photo by LeAnne Parsons 

Rotarian Skip King rushes to the scene with refreshments for the tired sand baggers.

Quatro Blue Grass Group Plays BESC Aug. 19

on August 16, 2019 - 9:10am

The Quatro Blue Grass group will play during lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Lunch is available if reservations are made no later than 10 a.m. that day. The menu includes chicken and noodles, corn bread, fruit salad and the salad bar. The cost is $10 for adults and a $5 donation for members 60 and over. An assessment is required for membership. Call 505.662.8920 for information. Reservations can be left on voicemail at 505.662.8924. Courtesy/LARSO

The Quatro Blue Grass group. Courtesy/LARSO

The Quatro Blue Grass group.

PEEC: Explore Early Days Of Space Exploration Tonight

on August 16, 2019 - 7:56am
Join Galen Gisler and Peter Polko in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 to explore the early days of human space exploration. Courtesy/NASA
PEEC News:
The first decade and a half of human space adventure was fraught with Cold War tensions, launch failures and tragic accidents, but also some brilliant successes.
Join Peter Polko and Galen Gisler at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 to explore the trials and tribulations of this period of space history in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium tomorrow evening.
Before 1957, there were no artificial

CNN Hero: Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Española

on August 16, 2019 - 7:26am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. Courtesy/CNN

Staff Report

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.

Struggling with HIV and the loss of many friends to AIDS, Montoya moved home to Española in the late 1980s.

Daily Postcard: Doe And Buck Rest On Grass

on August 16, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A doe and buck rest on the soft and cool grass early Wednesday evening near the ravine behind Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

‘An Afternoon In Provence’ Tickets Still Available; Wine And Food Plus So Much More

on August 15, 2019 - 9:12pm

Preview auction items on the event website. Courtesy/LAPSF


Tickets are still available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock.

The fundraising event is put on by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café as part of A Taste of Knowledge, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools.

Tickets to “An Afternoon in Provence” are $60 and can be purchased at

While the five wine and food pairing stations are the stars of the show, they are not the only attractions.

Visit This Weekend’s Top Open Houses

on August 15, 2019 - 4:01pm


Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the

Scenes From Event For Rep. Christine Chandler

on August 15, 2019 - 1:55pm

Assistant Speaker and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd at a fundraiser held for Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos Sunday afternoon hosted by Brian and Sara Scott. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos thanks the crowd gathered for a fundraiser in her honor Sunday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Several friends and colleagues gather for a photo with Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, 4th from left, Sunday afternoon during a fundraiser in her honor. Photo by Carol A.

Dr. Richard Honsinger And Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary!

on August 15, 2019 - 10:34am
Dr. Richard Honsinger, center, and his staff gather for a 50th anniversary celebration photo Wednesday morning in front of Los Alamos Care Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Care Clinic is celebrating 50 years in practice to the local community.

Dr. Richard Honsinger opened the practice Aug. 18, 1969 in Los Alamos Medical Center.

First Home Framed In Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A)

on August 15, 2019 - 10:30am

The first home is framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by John McHale/

Another angle of the first home framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos High School Yearbooks And Living Treasures Profiles To Be Digitize On Kiosks

on August 15, 2019 - 10:15am
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Enterprise Bank & Trust have partnered to give the entire community access to Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Yearbooks and Living Treasures profiles in a new digital format. 
Thanks to a generous donation by Enterprise Bank & Trust, the LAPS Foundation is arranging to purchase two large touch screens to display the content, one for the lobby of LAHS and another one for the bank lobby.
LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy explained that several years ago the LAPS Foundation

Downtown Los Alamos Starbucks Building Undergoing Improvements Beginning This Weekend

on August 15, 2019 - 10:15am
Starbucks and the surrounding building on Central Avenue will undergo much needed improvements over the next couple of weeks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los ALamos Daily Post

Starbucks and the surrounding building on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos will undergo much needed improvements over the next couple of weeks.

Owners Joe and Marty Arellano stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday to talk about their plans. They purchased the building last fall that houses Starbucks, Blue Window Bistro, Ruby K's and the Hilltop Spa.

In And Around Town: Aug. 15, 2019

on August 15, 2019 - 10:11am


  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 Aug. 16

Summer Concert Series: Jimmy Stadler Band
The Youth Performance featuring Justin Sanchez starts at 6 p.m., Austin Van performs at 6:30 p.m. and The Jimmy Stadler Band performs at 8 p.m.  at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op.

Scenes From First Day Of School At Mountain

on August 15, 2019 - 10:00am

A crosswalk guard on the job this morning ensuring students cross the street safely to Mountain Elementay School at 2280 North Road. Photo by John McHale/

Students exit a bus and head into their first day of school for the 2019-20 school year this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Students check out class schedules on the first day of school this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Students pose for a first day of school photo this morning at Mountain Elementary. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos School Bond Election Will Fund Remodeling Of White Rock Schools If Passed By Voters

on August 15, 2019 - 8:49am
Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim updates the Board on the upcoming school bond election during Tuesday's School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

During the summer, the Los Alamos School Board passed a motion to go forward with a School Bond Election on Nov. 5, the day of the election for School Board and the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

According to School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, cost was an important reason.

Ted Romero Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 15, 2019 - 7:33am
Runners gather for the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Scene from ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Ted Romero was the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock with at 6 second differential from his predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Ryan Smeltzer at 29 seconds off as well as the top finisher on the 3 mile course at 23:34;
  • Charles Ferenbaugh and Cliff Stanley

Registration Required For Free Estate Planning Workshop At 2:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 22

on August 15, 2019 - 7:11am
YMCA News:
Local attorney Shay Burns Kendricks is providing a free overview of the legal considerations families and survivors face upon the passing of a loved one.
She will present practical advice on estate planning at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at The Family YMCA, but space is limited to the first 40 registered.
Those interested in attending should stop by the Y or call 505.662.3100 to register.
This presentation will open with a 12.5-minute comedy by playwright Robert Benjamin.

NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 57

on August 15, 2019 - 6:42am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 83 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Large Bruin Samples Cart Contents

on August 15, 2019 - 6:25am

Daily Postcard: Large bruin samples trash cart contents around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Western Area. Animal Control and Los Alamos Police responded to the area, but the results of their interaction with the bear are as yet unknown. According to, ‘Bruin was the name of the bear character in the tales of Reynard the Fox, which were popular in the Middle Ages.’ Photo by Brint Perera

Midafternoon snack. Photo by Brint Perera