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LAAC Prepares For World Record Pumpkin Carving!

on October 7, 2019 - 12:56pm

Michael Venticinque of New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association shows off 65 bins filled with pumpkins. The total weight is more than 32,000 pounds. The pumpkins will be delivered to Los Alamos Oct. 25, the day before the Los Alamos Arts Council attempts to earn the Guinness World Record for 'Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously'. The Arts Council thanks Steve Ness of Ness Farms, Venticinque and Dan Lucero of Pueblo Fruits & Vegetables, Inc., for their hard work and support to make this attempt possible. Participants in the world record attempt should arrive by 2:45 p.m. Oct.

LAFRW: National Committeewoman Rosie Tripp Oct. 10

on October 7, 2019 - 12:52pm
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) invite all area registered Republican women to its Oct. 10 meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Patio Room downstairs at 1001 Oppenheimer Dr.
A light lunch will be provided so RSVP to Shona Neff at 505.672.1456.
Rosie Tripp is the guest speaker. She serves as the National Committeewoman for the Republican Party of New Mexico and has served in this capacity as a driving force since 1996. She has been involved with the NMFRW and Socorro unit for more than 30 years.

Tripp has been involved in politics at the advisory

NMEDD Announces New Members Of Technology Research Collaborative Board

on October 7, 2019 - 11:48am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department's (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC).
The TRC was formalized in 2003, with the goal of promoting technology commercialization in New Mexico, increasing high-paying jobs and diversifying the economy.
In Fiscal Year 2020, the TRC will serve as mentors to science & technology businesses in New Mexico. The board's short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assist businesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Winning Student Essays

on October 7, 2019 - 11:06am

Courtesy image

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) sponsored its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest and three winners were announced during the 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos Constitution Day Dinner Saturday at Cottonwood on the Greens.

The Constitution Day Essay Contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express original, thoughtful ideas in essay writing. Essays were judged on how completely and clearly the ideas were stated and supported. Grammar, spelling and punctuation also were considered.


Council: October Is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’

on October 7, 2019 - 9:12am

At the Tuesday Council meeting, from left, Los Alamos residents Carla Valentine and Nancy Partridge accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Martin declaring October ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Oct. 1 declaring October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

Councilor Katrina Martin read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: According to the American Cancer Society, this year 271,270 people will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the

On The Job In Los Alamos: David Sutton At KRSN

on October 7, 2019 - 9:02am

On the job in Los Alamos is KRSN Chief Operating Officer David Sutton in his control booth at KRSN AM1490 FM107.9 on Arkansas. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Northern New Mexico College Community Day Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:51am

TGIF: Los Alamos Baroque Quartet Performs Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:31am
TGIF Concert Series News:
As part of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Concert Series, Los Alamos Baroque Quartet will perform J.S. Bach, Johann Quantz, and Georg Telemann at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe at 208 Grant Ave.
Members include:
  • Joseph Fasel, Baroque oboe and oboe d’amore, recorder
  • Charles McMillan, recorders
  • Kenneth Perlow, viola da gamba
  • Juanita Madland, harpsichord
Dr. Linda Raney founded the TGIF Concert Series in 2008 at Santa Fe's First Presbyterian Church.

NPS Awards Historic Preservation Grants To American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian Groups

on October 7, 2019 - 8:27am
Documenting Klukwan's Woolen Weaving Traditions -- An Oral History and Documenting Cultural Traditions Project Lani Hotch - Chilkat Indian Village. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Park Service Sept. 13 announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s native cultures. 
Congress appropriates funding for the Tribal Heritage Grant Program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of

Rotary: Steve Bublitz Talks Pumpkin World Record

on October 7, 2019 - 8:24am
Los Alamos Arts Council Vice President Steve Bublitz speaks at Rotary recently on plans to put Los Alamos in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most pumpkins carved at one time. Photo by Linda Hull
Steve Bublitz talks pumpkins at Rotary. Photo by Linda Hull
Los Alamos Arts Council Vice President Steve Bublitz recently spoke at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting, describing the plans and preparations to put Los Alamos in the Guinness Book of World Records for "the most pumpkins carved at one time".
As Bublitz explained, the current record holder is our New

LAPS Hosts Safety University For Families Oct. 9

on October 7, 2019 - 7:53am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is is hosting the first of a series of safety Information sessions for families of Los Alamos students.

LAPS invites parents for an informative night on school safety at Safety University for Families 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

School staff will host a discussion on the Safe School Plan, community communications and how families can support safety in the local schools. There will be a time for questions and answers. 

LAPS is committed to keeping its students safe and partnering with the community to improve

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on October 7, 2019 - 7:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 44. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops Create Jewel-like Effect

on October 7, 2019 - 7:33am

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops create a jewel-like effect on the seed head of an Apache plume plant Saturday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

County Library Board Meets Monday

on October 6, 2019 - 10:18pm

Scenes From GOP 2019 Constitutional Day Dinner

on October 6, 2019 - 3:16pm

The 2019 Republican Party of Los Alamos annual Constitution Day Dinner draws a capacity crowd Saturday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd and introduces guest speaker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Gavin Clarkson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Senatorial candidate Dr. Gavin Clarkson presents a talk entitled, ‘Mix the Mortar to Fix the Border’. He explains that he is running for the U.S.

LWV Election Forum Draws Capacity Crowd

on October 6, 2019 - 11:07am
Voters fill the UNM-LA Lecture Hall Thursday to learn more about their choices in the upcoming election. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus are the first two speakers Thursday at the LWV Election Forum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The League of Women Voters hosted a Candidate Forum Thursday evening at UNM-LA for those running for School Board in three districts (the White Rock districts are not on the ballot this year) and candidates

Celebration For Fuller Lodge Wreath Oct. 11

on October 6, 2019 - 11:01am

Historical Society Screens ‘The Burning Ground’ Oct. 8

on October 6, 2019 - 10:59am


A screening of “La Tierra Quemada” (The Burning Ground) will be presented Oct. 8 in Fuller Lodge as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s Lecture Series.

Cary Skidmore will present this 54-minute documentary video produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory to recount the circumstances of its most devastating explosives accident, Oct. 14, 1959.

Skidmore will conduct a brief question and answer period following the video.

Explosives operations at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s S-Site were at a feverish pace that undergirded the frenzy of Cold War nuclear

Council Proclaims Customer Service Week Oct. 7-11

on October 6, 2019 - 10:56am

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz presents a proclamation a on behalf of Council to, from left, Customer Care Service Representatives Rachel McGuire, Karen Salazar and Lisa Romero declaring Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week during its Tuesday meeting.

The highlight of the week will be a special event 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

New Mexico History Museum: ‘Working On The Railroad’ In Mezzanine Gallery In Santa Fe Oct. 18

on October 6, 2019 - 9:28am
Track laying preparation to drive last spike on Santa Fe Central Railway, 1903. Photo by C.G. Kaadt. Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive (NMHM/DCA), neg. no. 014193
Unidentified group of railroad workers, New Mexico, ca. 1900. Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive (NMHM/DCA), neg. no. 144580
NMHM News:
SANTA FE They came from all over, and through back-breaking manual labor, railroad workers transformed the United States and impacted millions of lives.
When the railroad came to New Mexico in 1879, it brought thousands of job opportunities

HOPE: Candlelight Vigil At Urban Park Pavilion Oct. 15

on October 6, 2019 - 8:57am

HOPE News:

The community is invited to join the HOPE Pregnancy Center 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, for a candlelight vigil at Urban Park Pavilion.

The event is in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

For more information, contact HOPE at 505.662.2300.


On The Job In Los Alamos: County Employees Paint Directions On Diamond Drive

on October 6, 2019 - 8:56am

On the job in Los Alamos are County employees painting directional arrow recently on Diamond Drive. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

100 Men Who Care At Sheriff's Posse Lodge Oct. 10

on October 6, 2019 - 8:54am

100 Men Who Care News:


100 Men Who Care - Los Alamos, a group of men dedicated to providing immediate and meaningful financial support to local organizations, will be holding its next quarterly event 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge.


Organized like a “Shark Tank” for nonprofits, the event is only 90 minutes long and in that time the group votes on one of three organizations to support based on short presentations by each. Each group member then writes a check for $100 directly to the winning organization.


K Of C Ladies Auxiliary Honors Nancy Kossar

on October 6, 2019 - 8:52am

Nancy Kossar, center, is honored Wednesday evening for her 40 years of volunteer service to the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Kossar spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post about why she has volunteered with this organization for so many years. ‘I began when we first arrived in Los Alamos … my husband was a member of the Knights of Columbus and we had children and we all were very involved as a family,’ Kossar said.

Introducing Freedom Church Los Alamos

on October 6, 2019 - 8:33am

Freedom Church Los Alamos meets 11 a.m. to noon Sundays in the Aspen Elementary Gymnasium on Villa Street. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Freedom Church Los Alamos Pastor Mike Brake delivers a message on a Sunday morning at Freedom Church Los Alamos. Courtesy/Freedom


By Pastor Mike Brake
Freedom Church Los Alamos

We're blown away with all that has transpired in our brief existence in Los Alamos! The fun and exciting times starting with a group of about 20 people meeting in a living room, and has quickly grown to 100+ in the last year and a half.

We know life is complicated.