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Daily Postcard: Rose Blooms On Trinity Drive

on June 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A rose blooms Tuesday afternoon on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn In Jemez This Week

on June 18, 2019 - 7:56pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week if conditions remain favorable.
Ignitions could begin as early as Wedensday, June 19, and are expected to conclude by Friday, June 21.
The Tent Rocks treatment area is approximately 2 miles north of Jemez Springs, and less than 1 mile southwest of La Cueva.
Up to 1,520 acres will be treated to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health.

Sally Hayden Von Conta Art Exhibition July 5-26

on June 18, 2019 - 6:34pm
A plein air pastel by Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
Artist Sally Hayden von Conta. Courtesy/Historic Santa Fe Foundation
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is hosting Chasing the Heart, an exhibition of Sally Hayden von Conta's plein air pastels July 5-26 with the opening 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 5 at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road.

von Conta’s newest exhibition features plein air pastels that she created in visually compelling and inspirational locations around New Mexico.

Tips For Observing Dark New Mexico Sky June 20

on June 18, 2019 - 5:43pm
NPS News:
WATROUS  Join Sam Finn of the Santa Fe Stargazers and learn helpful tips for observing a summer sky with the naked eye and the importance of a natural dark sky.
Once the long summer days come to an end, the dark night sky of New Mexico comes to life. If you are able to escape the artificial light of towns and cities, New Mexico offers a great opportunity to view celestial bodies and the Milky Way.
This free program is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, NM.
This program is presented in partnership

LAPD Aces First Annual Accreditation Review

on June 18, 2019 - 5:36pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone announced today that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has successfully completed the first annual review of the advanced law enforcement accreditation program.

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) completed the week long review at the end of May.

LAPD began working toward its accreditation in 2015 and was accredited in 2018. The Los Alamos Police Department is one of three law enforcement agencies nationally accredited within New Mexico.

LAPD Seeks Help Identifying Female Shoplifter

on June 18, 2019 - 9:20am

Anyone who recognizes this woman is urged to call Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of a female shoplifter who recently stole several items from a local store in White Rock.

Anyone who recognizes this woman, or her tattoos is urged to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Anyone who recognizes the woman sporting this tattoo is urged to

LAPS: New Leadership At Chamisa And LAMS

on June 18, 2019 - 8:57am
New Chamisa Principal Craig Washnok
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce that Craig Washnok has accepted the position of principal of Chamisa Elementary School and Andy Ainsworth has accepted the position of assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School.
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanked the interview committee for their thoughtful work and noted that they had a strong pool of candidates.
Washnok has a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Northern Illinois University.

PEEC: Celebrate Bats At Nature Center Wednesday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:48am
Learn about the history, behavior and biology of bats Wednesday at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Celebrate North American bats Wednesday, June 19 at Summer Family Evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Justin Stevenson from Fightwns will join participants at 6:30 p.m. to tell them about the life history, behavior and biology of bats. Several native species will be on hand, so the audience will have the unique opportunity to see these beautiful and amazing mammals up-close and in person.
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer

Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Annual Picnic July 13

on June 18, 2019 - 8:44am
BMMA News:
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is hosting its annual martial arts picnic Saturday, July 13 at the Urban Park Pavilion.
The picnic is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever they prefer to sit on.
BMMA is providing all the burgers, hot dogs and side dishes (some vegetarian options will be available), as well as cake for dessert and bottled water. Anyone prefering something different to drink is welcome to bring a cooler. (This is a non-alcoholic event).
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is excited to have

LAARC Hosts National Amateur Radio Field Day At North Mesa Picnic Grounds June 22-23

on June 18, 2019 - 8:31am

National Amateur Radio Field Day June 22-23

The community is invited to attend LAARC’s National Amateur Radio Field Day event noon Saturday to noon Sunday, June 22-23 at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds. Courtesy/LAARC


The Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club (LAARC) is hosting a National Amateur Radio Field Day event June 22-23 at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds off North Mesa Road in Los Alamos.

More than 35,000 amateur radio operators (hams) across North America will be operating noon Saturday to noon Sunday in order to make radio contacts during this 24-hour event.

The LAARC will be

Manzanares & The Max Pack Band Perform At Los Alamos Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Friday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:07am

Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the music scene gaining both national and international attention. Manzanares performs Friday at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Courtesy photo


Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the musical scene. They will be performing live for the fifth concert in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Friday, June 21 at Ashley Pond Park.

The Concert is sponsored by Enterprise Bank &

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 18, 2019 - 7:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Pierotti Family Scholarship Extends History Of Helping Community

on June 17, 2019 - 8:46pm
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairman Dennis Gill presents a Lou and Lee Pierotti Scholarship check to Jillian Bennett while her father, Langdon Bennett, looks on. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club 
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the 11 graduating seniors chosen for 2019 scholarships handed out by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be speaking to the club about their plans for the future. Seven of the scholarships awarded will be funded by Kiwanis itself. The other four are family-financed.

LAFD Tests Fire Hydrants In Tsikumu Village

on June 17, 2019 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are out today testing fire hydrants in Tsikumu Village. Photo by Delbert Romero/

News Alert: Water Main Break On San Ildefonso Road

on June 17, 2019 - 8:04pm

News Alert:

A water main break has occurred on San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa and customers east of Camino Uva may experience little to no water pressure.

Department of Public Utilities crews estimate water will be restored by midnight.

Department officials offer the following consideration to customers once water is restored:
  • Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so;
  • For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main.

Environmental Sustainability Board Subcommittee Open House: Save-As-You-Throw 5:30 P.M. Thursday

on June 17, 2019 - 7:09pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every year the cost to collect and transport trash in Los Alamos County to the landfill rises, and the annual price tag is already pretty hefty. As the cost rises so does the amount of waste filling up the landfill.

The Environmental Sustainability Board’s (ESB) Save-As-You-Throw (SAYT) Research Subcommittee is considering new options that could not only reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill but also allow for more equity and control over residents’ trash collection fees.

The SAYT proposal will be

Kudos To Volunteer Trail Maintenance Crew At VCNP

on June 17, 2019 - 12:21pm

Scene from the spring maintenance work on trails at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

Scene from the spring maintenance work on trails at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera News:

Volunteers from Los Amigos de Valles Caldera and the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club performed spring maintenance May 13-17 on five roads and trails on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

NMCCSC Trails Chair and Los Amigos Member Sam Beard  and Los Amigos Vice Chair Jim Counce planned and led the work project.

‘Liberty On The Rocks’ Meets 6 P.M. Thursday

on June 17, 2019 - 11:56am

LOTR News:

“Liberty on the Rocks” meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Dr.

The community is invited to join the fun, have a drink, (a dinner entree can be purchased) and discuss the ideas of liberty and freedom, not for electoral politics.

About Liberty on the Rocks

Liberty on the Rocks is a non-profit libertarian organization designed to educate, connect, and activate liberty enthusiasts around the world.

NNM Teachers Complete National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Training Sponsored By BSMA

on June 17, 2019 - 11:38am

Fifteen Northern New Mexico teachers celebrate completing Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification training during a workshop sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum Association. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) recently sponsored the National Geographic Educator Certification training for 15 Northern New Mexico teachers.

Alisha Lindsey, a National Geographic Educator and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow lead the training session at Los Alamos Middle School. Lindsey is a middle school teacher in Denver, Colo.

During the training, educators

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Petree Garden Center

on June 17, 2019 - 11:11am

On the job in Los Alamos are Ethan Vincent and Kathy Wilson working Friday at Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 East Road. Vincent has worked at Petree Garden Center for two years and Wilson previously worked at Pajarito Greenhouse and now Petree for a combined five years. Petree Garden Center & Florist is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more information, visit #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

‘UNASHAMED’ SALTeens 2019 Tour 7 P.M. Tuesday

on June 17, 2019 - 10:10am


SALTeens, which stands for “Singing and Living Truth,” will present the Gospel in music and drama at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Christian Church at 92 East Road.

SALTeens is a summer high school program of Dallas Christian College.

Students are selected by audition for voice, instrumentation and tech support. It is a lively, compelling performance. The Christian Church’s own Lauren Partin, who was a SALTeen for four years, is now on staff with SALTeens helping prepare this year’s performers.

County BPU Holds Closed Session June 19

on June 17, 2019 - 9:59am

Scenes From 2019 Pet Palooza At Christian Church

on June 17, 2019 - 8:51am

Scenes from the 2019 Pet Palooza held June 11-13 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road. The event featured farm animals, wild animals and pets. Some of the activities for the children included animal education, games, roping practice, horse rides, face painting, Bible stories, pinewood derby animal races and a green screen photo booth. Animal guests included horses, chickens, honey bees, an owl, kestrel, hawk, rabbit, geese, snakes and a pony. Photo by Daren Savage

Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage

Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian

Kiwanis Club To Host 4th Of July Extravaganza

on June 17, 2019 - 8:27am

The community is invited to attend the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos annual 4th of July extravaganza Thursday, July 4 at Overlook Park. Courtesy photo


It's less than two weeks before the biggest event in Los Alamos - the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos annual 4th of July extravaganza.

All the rain has brought out beautiful wildflowers throughout the county – no fear of drought this year!

All are welcome to Overlook Park in White Rock to share in this time of celebration together.

The Kiwanis Club has taken possession of a massive collection of pyrotechnics and getting ready for the

Tripwire Incident In La Senda Resolved

on June 17, 2019 - 8:13am
White Rock

Friends and neighbors, this episode is closed - finished. It was a “one-and-done”.

The young person responsible for this now “non-event” has come forward and apologized for the indiscretion.

The neighborhood can now relax a bit.

The better good in it is that he will go on to become a better man.