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PEEC: Dickman Details Rattlesnake Encounter Tuesday

on June 15, 2019 - 9:28am
Join local author Kyle Dickman at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about his rattlesnake encounter. This presentation is open to the public and free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
In April of 2017, writer Kyle Dickman of Los Alamos went on a wildflower walk in Yosemite with his family, including his then 3-month-old son.
On that outing he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The next six hours were harrowing. After being extracted by helicopter from the canyon, he spent eight days in the hospital.
Join Dickman for a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m.

LAPS June 11, 2019 School Board Meeting Update

on June 15, 2019 - 9:06am
At the school board meeting Tuesday, School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, left, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for providing a space to host AP exams this year. Nan Holmes and Fr. John Daniel were on hand to receive this recognition. Courtesy/LAPS
Data Analyst Erin Middleton presents latest results of Climate Survey during school board meeting. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public School Board met for a regular session Tuesday evening in the School Boardroom.

Tacos At The Tub With Dist. 43 Rep. Chandler June 26

on June 15, 2019 - 8:51am

The community is invited to chat with Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square - get tickets here. Also, the Community is invited to attend an event 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Rep. Chandler is participating on a panel discussing the future of nuclear and nuclear waste.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 15, 2019 - 8:15am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with a 30 percent of scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after 4 p.m. and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Red Poppies On Barranca Road

on June 15, 2019 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: Red poppies bloom Friday along Barranca Road. Photo by Ken Hanson

Philo Shelton III Selected To Lead Los Alamos County Department Of Public Utilities Pending Council Approval

on June 14, 2019 - 7:48pm

Philo S. Shelton III 

Staff Report

Philo S. Shelton III has been selected to lead the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU). His name now goes before the Los Alamos County Council for final approval.

Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the DPU is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Shelton went to work for the County in June 2012 and is director

Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel Retires More Than 100 American Flags To Complete Eagle Project

on June 14, 2019 - 6:20pm
Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel and his team fold a flag in preparation for its disposal during a special Flag Retirement Ceremony at 10 a.m. today at Fire Station #2 on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A firefighter helps the scouts hoist a large flag onto the flames. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scout James Cassel, center, reads a poem honoring the flags to be retired as members of his team look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Boy Scout James Cassel

Cone Zone: Week Of June 17

on June 14, 2019 - 5:18pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Road Striping - Los Alamos & White Rock:

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping local roadways to replace faded markings for traffic safety. Crews are working east on Trinity and east on Canyon/Central to East Road at the edge of Los Alamos. Once they have completed striping in Los Alamos, they will move to White Rock. Work will continue until main roadways are finished; all work is expected to wrap up mid-July. Work is weather dependent.

Scenes From DNCU 65th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2019 - 8:37am

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Del Norte Credit Union Thursday evening at 1000 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and Councilor David Izraelevitz, holding three of the Financial Institution of the year awards DNCU has received including in 2019. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DNCU Vice President Anne Kain of Business Services and Development with the history of Del Norte Credit Union logos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from the 65th anniversary celebration of DNCU Thursday evening at the Los

Scenes From LAPD’s Safety Town 2019

on June 14, 2019 - 8:28am

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its annual Safety Town program this week at Mountain Elementary School. Monday, participants learned about animal control, water and outdoor safety. Tuesday the students learned about fire safety and 911. Wednesday, the program was about bus and pedestrian safety. Thursday was police day with gun safety, bicycle safety training, a robot exhibit and a visit by the State Police K-9 unit with Whistler, a dog who helps recover evidence by smell. Bicycle safety and obeying the traffic laws was taught on the bike course supervised by Cpl. James Kearne, Cpl.

Malicious Mischief Encountered In White Rock

on June 14, 2019 - 8:09am
Map depicting location of a tripwire placed 6 inches off the ground between a fence and a juniper tree. Courtesy/Jim Cobble
White Rock

As per property convenants in the La Senda neighborhood (in White Rock), a 10-ft right of way exists between various lots, initially for equestrian use but commonly used now for pedestrian foot traffic.

While walking on the seldom-used passage between 121 and 123 La Senda, among high weeds, I got sucker punched Thursday evening. It was unmitigated malicious mischief.

Some one had strung a tripwire -- a metal wire -- 6 inches off the

Grief Support Group Meets Thursdays July 11-Aug. 15

on June 14, 2019 - 7:46am

Poet David Mutschlecner At Mesa Library June 20

on June 14, 2019 - 7:24am
Poet David Mutschlecner
Poet David Mutschlecner will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s Authors Speak lecture series.
Mutschlecner has published six books of poetry, most recently Accord, from Otowi Crossing Press. Accord is a long poem in three parts that seeks union between idealist and realist positions; inner and outer realities are braided into one cord.
Mutschlecner's passion is theo-poetics, where poetry shines a vivifying light into philosophical-theology, bringing life to spiritual themes in a non-dogmatic

Champions Of Youth Ambitions Celebrates 5 Years

on June 14, 2019 - 7:17am
C’YA Board President Claire Swinhoe and Chad Lauritzen the Science Guy. Courtesy/C'YA
CYA News:
This week, Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) celebrates its 5th birthday, after becoming a local nonprofit organization in 2014.
As C’YA continues to highlight the good deeds of local community members and works to support youth, it reflects on the past and steps into the future by joining the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
“Today, when the country seems more polarized than ever, it is wonderful to have an organization that brings the community together and that values people of all

NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on June 14, 2019 - 6:57am
The National Weather Service forecasts today's high in Los Alamos near 83 and tonight's low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Southern Damselfly On Flower Petal

on June 14, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: A southern damselfly stands on a flower petal Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Marcela N. Walker

Take A Tour Of Stonehenge At Nature Center Friday

on June 13, 2019 - 5:13pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend to learn about Stonehenge and Sea Monsters. Akkana Peck and Dave North will lead a discussion on Stonehenge at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14. The nature center will show the full-dome film 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure' at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Take a tour of Stonehenge and some of its relatives this Friday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Dave North and Akkana Peck will discuss what Stonehenge and similar monuments can — and can’t — tell us about ancient astronomy. This talk begins at 6 p.m.

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on June 13, 2019 - 4:45pm

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda attends the Farmers Market this morning in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Rosie Zomara, left, and Helen Zomara sell their wares this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Billy Turney of Santa Fe serenades the crowd at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ricardo Sanchez of RZ Bees hosts a booth at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Fatima Quezada mans the booth for her mother Estella Alcantar this morning at the Farmers

Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

on June 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

LAPS Board Of Education Discusses Possible Renovation Of White Rock Schools

on June 13, 2019 - 7:25am

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus points to a poster describing how the Los Alamos Public Schools has kept its promises to the public in its use of past bond funding. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board discussed possible building projects for 2020 and beyond to be funded through a GO Bond election and state matching funds Tuesday at its Regular School Board Meeting.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus pointed out that time is relatively short, since the school district has decided to combine its

Johnson Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 13, 2019 - 7:21am
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road in the Jemez. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road in the Jemez. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Tristan Johnson, 6, is the top predictor at 6 seconds off his predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on American Springs Road in the Jemez.
Other accurate predictors were: Anna Teterovskaya with a 15 second differential, Ryan Smeltzer at 16 seconds off, Roxana Candia off by 18 seconds as well as the first

Festival Ballet Albuquerque & National Hispanic Cultural Center Present Sacred Journeys II Aug. 24-25

on June 13, 2019 - 7:15am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Festival Ballet Albuquerque in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultiral Center (NHCC) presents Sacred Journeys II Aug. 24-25.
In this show, classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in a reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music and spoken word.
Performances are 7 p.m., Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $14, $20, $29, $39 and $48, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 10 and younger and NHCC members.

PEEC: Watch ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ 7 P.M. Today

on June 13, 2019 - 7:14am
PEEC News:
Watch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Thursday, June 13 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
This event is the first of the nature center’s summer movie and beer night series “Suds & Shows.” Doors will open and beer and wine will be available from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. The movie will start in the planetarium at 7 p.m.
Bring a picnic dinner, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Final EA And Finding Of No Significant Impact For LANL Photovoltaic System Available Now To Public

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am
LANL News:
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential impacts of construction and operation of a 10 megawatts ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array and associated power transmission line.
Based on the analysis presented in the final EA NNSA is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).
NNSA requires a reliable, efficient, diversified, and sustainable electrical supply to support programs and