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First Day Of School At Barranca Reveals New Building

on August 14, 2019 - 4:39pm

A sneak peek into the new two-story building at Barranca Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

A look at the new two-story building at Barranca Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

On the first day of school, Barranca Elementary will be opening the doors to a new two-story building.

The project is on budget and is especially designed for the school’s project-based learning.

The new rooms include up-to-date technology to enhance the learning process.

The two-story building includes a new lobby which gives the school a single point of entry for enhanced security.

Robinson Talks About Bears At Rotary Meeting

on August 14, 2019 - 4:12pm
County Councilor James Robinson, co-founder of Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, talks bears at the Tuesday Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Linda Hull
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
This is the perfect time to celebrate our bears! Los Alamos County has declared August 2019 as Bear Month, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear, the New Mexico cub whose rescue from a wildfire in the Capitan Mountains started a dedicated movement to protect our forests.
With that in mind the Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently invited County Councilor James Robinson,

Third Annual Bear Festival At Nature Center Aug. 24

on August 14, 2019 - 3:38pm

Celebrate Bear Festival Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center with PEEC and LEWF. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features hands-on activities and education for all ages. Plus, join them the evening before at 6 p.m. for the ‘Eat Like a Bear’ buffet dinner. Courtesy/PEEC

Scene from a previous Bear Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This  month, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are once again partnering to present an annual, one-of-a-kind celebration of black bear neighbors at the Bear Festival.

The event is now in its

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on August 14, 2019 - 12:17pm
Plenty of honey at the Farmers Market. Courtesy/LAFM
Freshly popped kettle corn. Courtesy/LAFM
LAFM News:
This week at market there will be lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and more.
Selections include peaches, apples, berries, plum, apricots, nectarines, berries, lamb, pork, beef, yak, eggs, honey, honey sticks, salad mix, heads of lettuce, greens, radish, green onions, garlic, onions, green, purple and yellow beans, fillet green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, shishitos, green chile carrots, chard, beets, garlic scapes, cabbage, quiche, apricot tarts,

LAFD Co-Sponsors Third Annual Resuscitation Academy

on August 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
LAFD News:
The Los Alamos Fire Department along with New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) has announced that they are conducting two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies.
These full day RAs are Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
The Academy is a one-day academy, and people need only to register for Friday or Saturday. This course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch.

Science On Tap: Extraterrestrial Rock Zapping Aug. 19

on August 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Members of LANL’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team from left, Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza and Cindy Little (not pictured is Margie Root). Courtesy/LACD
Los Alamos Creative District News:
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Manager Lisa Danielson of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s all-female ChemCam Engineering Operations team, discussing extraterrestrial rock

Road Striping Underway On Diamond Drive

on August 14, 2019 - 8:44am

Road striping underway on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/

PEEC: Haaland To Speak On Green New Deal Aug. 21

on August 14, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland
PEEC News:
The community is invited to hear U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland discuss why she thinks the Green New Deal is a needed bold solution to protect the future of communities, the country and planet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This event will be held outside of the center and guests are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. The talk is free to attend and no advance registration is required. The Los Alamos Nature Center is at 2600 Canyon Road and is operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Ken Uher Wins White Rock Car Show Competition

on August 14, 2019 - 8:13am

White Rock Car Show competition winner Ken Uher, right, poses Saturday with his family and White Rock Senior Center Coordinator Annie Bard, second from right. Uher and the other half of his team, his 1939 Buick, which he named Lucille, were selected for the People’s Choice Award from the majority of 108 votes cast Saturday at the event. The People’s Choice Award winner graciously donated his $50 prize money back to the White Rock Senior Center.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Day Out

on August 14, 2019 - 8:02am
Executive Director
As we head back to school this week for the kiddos, maybe you have an adult who could use some friends, fun and fellowship, too!
Do you have to come to work on the hill, leaving a spouse or parent at home alone? Have they been surrounded by youth all summer and this week or next and things are about to get lonely? Perhaps they could use some fun, a hot breakfast or lunch prepared by a chef and something to hold their attention.
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) runs two centers, one in Los Alamos and one in White

Palace Of The Governors Offers Guided Tours During Final Stage Of Building Rehabilitation This Fall

on August 14, 2019 - 7:46am

Palace of the Governors Courtyard in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMHM


NMHM News:


SANTA FE Beginning this fall, the New Mexico History Museum will offer guided tours of the Palace of the Governors during breaks in construction activity.


The tours will allow a rare look at this historic building as it undergoes preservation treatment in support of its continued use as a public museum.


Beginning Aug. 30, information about tours will be available at the front desk of the New Mexico History Museum or by calling 505.476.5200.


Rehabilitation of the Palace of the Governors—a National

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 57

on August 14, 2019 - 7:22am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Small Green Bug Spotted On Patio

on August 14, 2019 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A small lime green bug strolls across red patio bricks Tuesday in the backyard of a home on North Mesa. Photo by Madelyn Crotzer

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 13, 2019 - 9:27pm

The Jimmy Stadler Band plays the Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo


The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series welcomes The Jimmy Stadler Band, Country Opener Austin Van and youth performer Justin Sanchez Friday, Aug. 16, to the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Stadler is from Columbus, Ohio and some noteworthy musicians he has performed with include Texas Fiddle/Mandolin legend Johnny Gimble, America's #1 Singing Cowboy Michael Martin Murphy, Grammy Award Winning Singer Lynn Anderson and Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks).

Band bass guitarist Dave

School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

Solomon: SFO’s ‘Jenufa’ Is Gripping Theater

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08pm
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) with Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Forewarned is forearmed, they say, and perhaps my foreknowledge of Jenůfa’s tragic plot helped me avoid shock and dismay to proceed directly to unabashed appreciation of this beautiful work.

2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

on August 13, 2019 - 8:07pm

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:


  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger Snaps

Blue-Green Algae Closes Access To Abiquiu Lake

on August 13, 2019 - 7:54pm
Example of blue-green algae bloom. Courtesy/
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News:
ABIQUIU LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
Closure signs are posted at the lake’s public access points.
The lake is still open for camping but public lake

Invitation To Informational Meeting For Upcoming Los Alamos School Board Elections

on August 13, 2019 - 5:13pm
Members of the 2017 School Board from left, Vice President Steve Boerigter, Andrea Cunningham, Secretary Jenny McCumber, President Ellen Ben-Naim and Bill Hargraves. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
For the Nov. 5 election in Los Alamos, there will be three School Board seats on the ballot.
The seats include District 3 (Aspen Elementary), Position 3 Board Member; District 4 (Barranca Elementary and Los Alamos Middle School), Position 4 Board Member; and District 5 (Mountain Elementary and Los Alamos High School), Position 5 Board Member.
All positions are

LAPD: Temporary Protocol For Victim Assistant Needs

on August 13, 2019 - 2:57pm

LAPD News:

The Victim Assistant position at the Los Alamos Police Department is vacant.

While the position is being advertised and filled, anyone needing assistance can leave a message at 505.663.3511 that will be fielded and routed as necessary.

Anyone needing non-emergency officer assistance can contact the non-emergency Dispatch line at 505.662.8222. As always, in an emergency, call 911.

2019 Hilltopper Golf Tourney Saturday Sept. 14

on August 13, 2019 - 2:27pm

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo

on August 13, 2019 - 8:42am

The cowboys arrive at Brewer Arena Saturday afternoon for the start of the 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo, a two-day event hosted by the County of Los Alamos Parks and Recreation Department. Photo by John McHale/

The colors mark the opening of the 2019 rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

Cowboys pause to offer a prayer for a safe rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

A cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf and after caught the cowboy releases the rope and calf. Photo by John McHale/

Another cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf.

Classon & Andrae Explore Pitfalls; Triumphs Of Midlife In ‘I’ve Been Waiting All My Life To Be Middle-Aged’

on August 13, 2019 - 8:20am
Singer/guitarist Matthew Andrae provides much more than background music to Carrie Classon's words. The music gives the material a whole other dimention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Carrie Classon signs copies of her memoir 'Blue Yarn' after the performance. Some of her stage material is drawn from the book, some from her syndicated column and some is brand new. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Matthew Andrae's very first guitar teacher, Marge Agnew, was in the audience Aug.

Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native For Internship

on August 13, 2019 - 8:17am
Los Alamos High School graduate Miriam Wallstrom
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Miriam Wallstrom for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her six weeks on Capitol Hill, Miriam worked closely with the legislative team on a range of issues.
“U.S. Senate Interns gain invaluable experience and first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the nation’s legislative process,” Udall said. “It has been a pleasure working with Miriam this summer.