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JJAB Meets At UNM-LA 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

on February 15, 2019 - 9:39am

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Room 230 of Building 2 at UNM-LA.

The meeting agenda is available at

The public is welcome to attend.


Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site April 5-6

on February 15, 2019 - 9:02am
A group visiting the Trinity Site. Courtesy/LAHS
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
Trinity Site where the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated July 16, 1945 is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 5-6 for the spring opening.
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one-night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.

UNM-LA Bystander Intervention Workshop March 1

on February 15, 2019 - 8:46am
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a free workshop, Bystander Intervention: Learn How to Safely Take Action, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Jess Clark, Education and Prevention Department manager at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center, will address bystander intervention and facilitate a series of role playing exercises.
The goal of Bystander Intervention workshops is to help participants develop bystander efficacy, or the confidence to get involved in a situation when someone needs help.

EMS Division Chief: The Importance Of Time...

on February 15, 2019 - 8:35am
EMS Division Chief
Los Alamos Frie Department

Each year more than a 790,000 Americans have a heart attack, of these nearly 15% will die as a result.

A heart attack is known clinically as a myocardial infarction (MI) and is the permanent damage to heart muscle. The prefix “my” means muscle, “cardial” refers to the heart and “infarction” is the death of tissue due to a lack of blood supply.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. Cells within the heart will become starved of oxygen and begin to die.

Fifty Local High School Students Advocate For Gun Control Legislation At Roundhouse In Santa Fe

on February 15, 2019 - 8:32am
Students make a statement Wednesday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo
Students gather Wednesday at the Roundhouse with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, front row, third from right. Courtesy photo
Remembering Parkland: With names of school shooting victims on their shirts and red roses in their hands, about 50 local high school students advocated for gun control legislation Wednesday at the Roundhouse, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
After staging a die-in, in which they lay in silence over

Daily Postcard: Bull Elk Grazing At Bandelier

on February 15, 2019 - 7:07am
Daily Postcard: Three bull elk with full racks of antlers graze Saturday at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Jim Cobble

NWS: Today’s High Near 47, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on February 15, 2019 - 6:54am

The National weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with a 30 percent chance of scattered rain and snow showers before 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 28 with a 20 percent chance of isolated snow showers after 11 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

Heart-Shaped Ice Sculpture Spotted On Trinity Drive

on February 14, 2019 - 6:18pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a heart-shaped ice sculpture was spotted today in the snow along Trinity Drive. Photo by Denise Obermeyer

Students Create Valentine Cards For Veterans

on February 14, 2019 - 5:52pm

Students from the Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers created Valentine cards for local troops serving our country as well as Valentine cards delivered this morning for local veterans at the VFW and the American Legion. Courtesy photo

Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra In Concert Sunday

on February 14, 2019 - 5:47pm


Join LACS/LASO at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium for a classical music concert lasting about an hour.

The concert will include two short pieces, “Ave Verum Corpus,” a lovely lament sung in Latin created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791, and “The Promise of Living,” from the opera The Tender Land, music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, which tells a story of farm life in the Midwest.

The third piece will be Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, composed in the early 1800s.

Can Anyone Stump PEEC’s Team Of Professional Astronomers In Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday?

on February 14, 2019 - 5:09pm

Try to stump PEEC’s professional astronomers at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 15 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Do you think you have what it takes to stump a panel of PEEC’s expert astronomers? Then come to the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium Friday, Feb. 15 for a “Stump the Astronomers” panel!


The fun starts at 7 p.m. Bring your most difficult astronomy-related questions and put the professionals to the test!


Peter Polko will be the M.C. for the evening.

Visiting Trinity Site Is One Of Kind Experience

on February 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

In 2012, Jack Aeby, foreground, returned to the McDonald Ranch House and ground zero to share memories of the morning when he photographed the Trinity Test. Courtesy photo

Felix D’Paula, a veteran of the Trinity Test, stands beside the only remnant left at ground zero, a scrap of footing from the tower that held 'the Gadget.' Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Looking across the vast expanse of desert, surrounded by far away mountains, the harsh serenity of the landscape at Trinity Site brings a sense of melancholy.

Mommy Night Out 2-5 p.m. Saturday

on February 14, 2019 - 4:39pm


Happy Valentine’s Day To LAPS Staff!

on February 14, 2019 - 10:58am

Members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Board pose with 800 Valentines cookies they handmade for members of the LAPS staff. The Foundation board wanted all LAPS staff, including those behind the scenes, to know that they are very much appreciated. Cookies were distributed this morning to all offices and school sites throughout the district. More about the LAPS Foundation at Courtesy photo
Card attached to the 800 Valentines cookies members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Board handmade for LAPS staff and distributed this morning to all offices

Don Taylor’s Photography Celebrates 35 Years!

on February 14, 2019 - 8:39am
Don Taylor of Don Taylor’s Photography during an interview Tuesday afternoon in his studio in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Don Taylor’s Photography is celebrating 35 years in business and owner Don Taylor is brimming with gratitude.

“The people in Los Alamos are very loyal to small businesses and I find that so rewarding,” Taylor told the Los Alamos Daily Post during an interview Tuesday at his studio in Central Park Square. “When I think of those 35 years – I am thankful.

Job Openings Announced At LANL Contractor SMSI

on February 14, 2019 - 8:38am
SMSI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) is pleased to announce the opportunity to work for a legacy contractor at Los Alamos National laboratory on a consistent, long term basis.
SMSI is a recognized expert across the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration complex in project management, engineering, and construction of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and infrastructure.
Bring your skills to a dynamic company doing what you like best, working in a field that protects the national interest.

Schmidt: Let Me Introduce Myself...

on February 14, 2019 - 8:32am
Los Alamos County Councilor

As the newest member of County Council, I want to introduce myself to those of you whom I haven’t yet met. 

I am excited to have the opportunity to represent the people of Los Alamos and serve as a public official.

I began my professional career in public affairs working for the International Affairs Division of the Niigata Prefecture, a region of Japan comparable in population to the state of New Mexico. I presently teach fourth grade at Barranca Mesa Elementary and previously taught eighth grade in my home state of Wisconsin.

In my daily

Partial Renovation At Fire Station 3 Nearly Complete

on February 14, 2019 - 8:31am
Fire Station 3 during recent renovations. Courtesy/LAC
Fire Station 3 during the renovation. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos Daily Post
A partial facility renovation project at Fire Station 3, located in White Rock, is nearly finished.
The project, which began in October, included several improvements, County Engineer Eric Martinez said. The roof was replaced over the station’s living areas, modifications to the station’s HVAC system were made, and an exterior wall and windows were added to the sleeping areas.

County Council Seeks Feedback On 2019 Priorities

on February 14, 2019 - 8:27am
Los Alamos County Council discussing its 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
The Los Alamos County Council is seeking community feedback about the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan unanimously adopted Feb. 12 at the Council meeting. Seven priorities have been identified as focus areas this year:
Increasing the amount and types of housing options. 
This includes a variety of housing options for all segments of the community, from affordable, entry level, and live-work housing to new options for those

On The Job In Los Alamos: Attorney Phil Dabney

on February 14, 2019 - 8:23am

On the job in Los Alamos is attorney Phil Dabney, owner of Philip J. Dabney, P.C., in his brand new office suite Wednesday at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite B-4. Dabney relocated his office suite in January and is now accepting new clients. To learn more, call 505.662.3911. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A.Clark/

Bird Walk To Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands Saturday

on February 14, 2019 - 7:47am
Song Sparro. Photo by Mouser Williams
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center this Saturday, Feb. 16 for a bird walk to the Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands.
This trip is part of PEEC’s new series of monthly birding outings and both experienced birders and those who are simply curious or just starting out are welcome. Participants should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Jeff and Cheryl Heikoop will lead Saturday’s walk. Participants will travel about four miles round-trip with no significant vertical elevation gain.

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 18

on February 14, 2019 - 7:43am

Daily Postcard: Small Iceberg Spotted In Ashley Pond

on February 14, 2019 - 7:40am

Daily Postcard: A small iceberg has formed in the center of Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 47, Tonight’s Low Around 34

on February 14, 2019 - 7:38am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers after 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 34 with a 90 percent chance of rain before 11 p.m., then rain and snow showers. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

LANL Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Selects RJ Martinez Community Leadership Network Fellow

on February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm

Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III. Courtesy/LANLF


ESPAÑOLA — LANL Foundation is proud to announce that Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III was selected by the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) as a fellow in Class Two of the WKKF Community Leadership Network. This 18-month fellowship program develops leaders from across the United States and sovereign tribes who can unite people to create transformational change toward a more equitable society.

From a pool of more than 800 national applicants, Martinez was selected as one of 17