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Bandelier March Activities For Year Of The Bird

on March 9, 2018 - 10:38am
White-throated swift. Courtesy/NPS


This is the third month of the worldwide Year of the Bird, and the staff at Bandelier chose white-throated swifts as the bird of the month.
So far the swifts haven't returned to Frijoles Canyon, but they could show up any day! One day the sky is quiet, and the next day there are suddenly small birds whizzing around, looking for insects. Besides the swifts, there will soon be violet-green swallows also animating the canyon skies.
The theme for March is pollinator and native plants.

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture: Thomas Romero On Sustaining Culture And Traditions Tuesday March 13

on March 9, 2018 - 9:48am

Thomas Romero

Los Alamos Historical Society News: 

Thomas Romero, executive director of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, will present “Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area: Sustaining Culture and Traditions” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at historic Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Romero will discuss the work of the Heritage Area, which covers the area of Taos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties. He will focus on the work of the organization over the last four years in creating sustaining partnerships with other cultural organizations.

Livy Snyder Of Los Alamos Awarded Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship In Venice, Italy

on March 9, 2018 - 9:13am
Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has received a Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship. Courtesy photo


Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has been awarded the highly competitive Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship in Venice, Italy for Fall 2018.

The Peggy Guggenheim Internship Program engages students in the daily operations of a museum by engaging with staff members, educating public visitors and participating in museum projects. The internship culminates in the participant delivering a seminar based on their research during their time at the museum.

Snyder grew up in Los Alamos and is

LANL: Small Business Supplier Forum March 12

on March 9, 2018 - 9:08am
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting a Supplier Forum March 12 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Small Business Program and representatives from LANL's procurement organization will present the following free information sessions:
  • Small Business Program overview;
  • Understanding Ariba e-Sourcing;
  • LANL's Basic Ordering Agreement process;
  • Construction Projects- the RFP process; and
  • Upcoming Business Opportunities.
Submit RSVP and inquiries to

Friends Of Bandelier Announces Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award 2018 Recipient John Hogan

on March 9, 2018 - 9:01am
John Hogan presents a fire ecology talk to students. Courtesy/The Friends of Bandelier
John Hogan demonstrates the best technique for coring a tree. Courtesy/The Friends of Bandelier
The Friends of Bandelier

The Friends of Bandelier have chosen John Hogan as the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award.

The award is given annually to someone who has contributed to the health and well-being of our landscape and community.

Community Invited To Fish Fry Dinner At IHM Tonight

on March 9, 2018 - 9:00am

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus invite the community to the annual Lenten Fish Fry tonight.

Dinner is served 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road.

Meals for adults are $10 and include two pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries.

Meals for children are $7 and include one piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries.

All meals include lemonade or iced tea and homemade desserts.

Chamisa Elementary School Student Kyler Young To Attend Southwest District Kiwanis International

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am
Chamisa sixth grader Kyler Young with his art teacher Renee Mitsunaga. Young will represent K-kids of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. Courtesy photo


Sixth grade student Kyler Young from Chamisa Elementary School has been selected to represent the K-kids Club of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. 

K-kids is a service club sponsored by the Kiwanis and led by elementary students, that is designed to teach the value of helping others by taking part in community service projects.

Young was nominated by his peers and art

Los Alamos Democrats Meet At UNM-LA Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

At this meeting, delegates will discuss their experiences at the State Pre-primary Convention.

Chamber Business Breakfast Features Talk On County’s New Proposed Sign Code Thursday March 15

on March 9, 2018 - 8:18am


The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 2, Room 230.

Los Alamos County Planning ManagerTamara Baer will present the County’s new proposed Sign Code, with a focus on how it may affect the business community.

Revisions to the County Sign Code were prompted by a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the requirement for content neutrality in the regulation of speech, including signage.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces New Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen

on March 8, 2018 - 10:33pm

UWNNM Chair Steve Boerigter introduces new Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen who addresses the crowd at this evening’s Annual Recognition Night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, left, with new Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen at this evening’s Recognition Night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

United Way of Northern New Mexico announced this evening that the organization has selected a new executive


Community Weighs In On Camp May Water Pipeline

on March 8, 2018 - 7:57am

Los Alamos resident Ed Birnbaum offers his thoughts on the Camp May Water Pipeline project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Will the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project offer aid to Pajarito Ski Area  and resources to help fight wildfires or is it just the first building block for condos and other major developments on the mountain?


During a public meeting hosted by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Thursday night at UNM-LA, citizens voiced their support, questions and skepticism about what

Attorney Elizabeth Allen Running For Municipal Judge

on March 8, 2018 - 7:52am
Elizabeth Allen at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday speaking about her decision to run for Municipal Court judge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos attorney Elizabeth K. Allen stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to discuss her decision to run for Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge.

“I started thinking about elective office in 2017 … it was a hard year in our country and at the same time a lot of inspiring things began to happen especially with the women’s movement,” Allen said.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Hosts LANL 75th Anniversary Merchandise Launch March 13

on March 8, 2018 - 7:49am

The Bradbury Science Museum Association will rollout the merchandise March 13 to commemorate the Los Alamos National Laboratory's 75th anniversary. Courtesy photo

BSMA News: 


The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

As always, all proceeds from merchandise sales benefit Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education initiatives in the region.

The BSMA is planning a 75th Anniversary merchandise rollout at 4-6 p.m.

LAPD Active Shooter Training Aims To Empower Participants

on March 8, 2018 - 7:45am

LAPD staff debriefing University of New Mexico-Los Alamos personnel Friday following Active Shooter Training on campus.are, from left, Sgt. Daniel Roberts, Evidence Technician Anthony Lucero, Cpl. Robert Stephens, Det. Joey Robinson, Cpl. James Keane and Cpl. Adele McKenzie. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD Community Liaison Team Sgt. Chris Ross answers questions during a recent Active Shooter Training. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

In thinking about the possibility of an active shooter/threat incident occurring in this

Farmers Market Opens For Business Today

on March 8, 2018 - 7:33am
Produce for sale at the Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Treats for sale at the Farmers Market. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon today at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market was started in 1970 and is a great place to buy local foods and other goods and to support local growers and producers. For more information contact Cindy at or 505.929.6579.

Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development

LAFD Invites Vendors To Participate In Wildfire Day

on March 8, 2018 - 7:21am

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with an Easter egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more. Wildfire Day is a community event geared towards educating the community on becoming a Fire Adapted Community.  

At 7 a.m.

Zia Credit Union Officials Meet With D.C. Lawmakers

on March 8, 2018 - 7:18am
Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday to talk about his trip last week to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Zia CU Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Zia CU Member at Large JC Garcia and President and CEO David Woodruff on their trip last week in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/ZCU
Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff together with his Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez and Member at

NMED Releases Draft 2018 Strategic Plan For Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Cleanup Project

on March 8, 2018 - 7:17am
NMED News:
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) releases its draft 2018 Strategic Plan for the Kirtland Air Force Base aviation fuel cleanup project for public comment.
The draft 2018 Strategic Plan, and Strategic Plans for 2015, 2016 and 2017, can be accessed from the NMED website here:
Written comments on the draft 2018 Strategic Plan will be accepted through April 6, 2018, and should be sent electronically to

Los Alamos High School Student Miriam Wallstrom Accepted Into United States Senate Youth Program

on March 8, 2018 - 7:13am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with LAHS student Miriam Wallstrom. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Wednesday evening in honoring Miriam Wallstrom of Los Alamos and Aaron Braddock of Carlsbad at a reception celebrating their acceptance into the prestigious United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Funded by The Hearst Foundation, the United States Senate Youth Program allows high school students to gain an in-depth understanding of the American political process, while strengthening their passion for a career in public

Sirphey Opening At Bandelier National Monument

on March 8, 2018 - 6:59am

Sirphey Owner Prashant Jain, left, and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott visit the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday to discuss the opening of Sirphey at Bandelier. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Sirphey News:

Imagine a summer night in Frijoles Canyon as you eat dinner with friends and family. The sounds of acoustic jazz fill the air, creating an enchanting scene as you sip wine from local vineyards. And you finish the evening with a moonlit walk with park guides.

Soon, there will be no need to imagine.

Governor Torpedoes LANL GRT Bill

on March 7, 2018 - 4:31pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos and the Northern New Mexico region took a significant hit today when Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed Senate Bill 17.

Dubbed the Lab Tax Stabilization Bill, SB17 was introduced by Senators Carlos R. Cisneros and Richard C. Martinez and Dist. 42 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Its purpose was to stabilize gross receipts tax revenues received from prime contractors at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

Garcia Richard spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon saying she was extremely

PEEC: Explore Swirls At Family Night March 13

on March 7, 2018 - 12:02pm
Enjoy activities about swirls in nature with Melissa Mackey at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Family Night. Photo from Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
PEEC News:
Tuesday, March 13, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This free program allows kids to enjoy an evening of exploring swirls in nature with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey 6-7 p.m. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.
Children will make marble race tracks to take home at the end of the evening.

LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

Daily Postcard: Delicate Sunrise

on March 7, 2018 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: Delicate sunrise Sunday over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF


A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.