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New Hours For Customer Care Center Begin April 15

on April 10, 2019 - 9:44am
LAC News:
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announces new hours for the Customer Care Center. Beginning Monday, April 15, the Customer Care Center will open at 8 a.m. but will close at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
According to Deputy Utilities Manager Robert Westervelt, the Customer Care representatives will still work a full 8-hour day. By closing the windows and turning the phones off at 4 p.m., staff is afforded time without interruption to research and respond to requests made throughout the day, process payments and follow-up on outstanding issues. 
“We believe

Scene Of Spring Runoff In Water Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:38am

This year’s bounty of spring runoff has supercharged the original 1940’s townsite water supply at the head of Water Canyon, which has long since been abandoned. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Ramya Stevens Competes In American Ninja Warrior

on April 10, 2019 - 9:02am
Pastry Ninja Ramya Stevens is competing in the 11th season of American Ninja Warrior. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos resident Ramya Stevens is competing in the 11th season of American Ninja Warrior, a show in which contestants attempt obstacle courses of increasing difficulty.
Stevens will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., for an April 12 regional competition, from which the top finishers proceed to Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev. The season will be broadcast on TV this Summer.
Stevens, a 2018 LAHS graduate, was a gymnast for 14 years.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum April 17

on April 10, 2019 - 8:22am

Business Breakfast With Christine Chandler April 11

on April 10, 2019 - 7:56am

U.S. Rep. Luján: 2019 Congressional Art Competition

on April 10, 2019 - 7:55am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in young people.
The winning entry from New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. In honor of Earth Day, the theme of this year’s Art Competition is Mother Earth.
“I look forward

Public Hearing On Proposed Jim Billen Trail April 25

on April 10, 2019 - 7:50am
Map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail to denote the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos County is considering a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018.
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered six months or more after the

NWS: Today’s High Near 50, Tonight’s Low Around 30

on April 10, 2019 - 7:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 50 with a wind advisory through midnight and wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Also, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with temperatures falling to around 35 by 5 p.m. Tonight’s low around 30 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers before midnight and wind gusts as high as 45 mph. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Waves Of Color And Pattern In Clouds

on April 10, 2019 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: Waves of color and pattern spotted in the clouds early Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Los Alamos Council On Cancer Hosts Community Seminar April 18

on April 9, 2019 - 10:40am

Glenn J. Morgan Named President Of Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B)

on April 9, 2019 - 10:32am

New N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan

N3B News:

Glenn J. Morgan has been named president and program manager for Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B).

N3B manages the 10 year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up waste sites, and packaging and transporting waste off-site for permanent disposal.

As program manager, Morgan is responsible for the work of more than 600 N3B and subcontractor employees cleaning up legacy waste at Los

On The Job In Los Alamos: Century Bank Officials

on April 9, 2019 - 10:23am

On the job in Los Alamos are Century Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Karen Easton and Century Bank Regional President Gary Lutz during lunch Monday afternoon at the Blue Window Bistro. The bank officials discussed their new full-service branch opening in a few weeks in Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., #301, in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. To learn more about Century Bank, click here. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAHS: 2019 National Qualifiers For Speech & Debate

on April 9, 2019 - 9:18am

Hilltalkers 2019 National Qualifiers, from left, Emily Holmes, Nilesh Mulundan, Gopal Nadiga, Malea Joyce, Neha Sadasivan, Sonyia Williams, Coach Margo Batha, Antonio Dowdy and Sam Menefee. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team announces its 2019 qualifiers for the National Tournament in June in Dallas, Texas.

The Hilltalkers sent 13 speakers and debaters to compete March 21-23 at the New Mexico National Speech and Debate Association National Qualifying Tournament at Albuquerque Academy.

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

on April 9, 2019 - 8:26am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 165.2 (Alamo Drive North of Santa Fe) to mile marker 189.1 (Stanley Griego Bridge in Espanola).
The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.
Starting Monday, April 8 motorists can expect minor delays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the night.

NWS: Today’s High Near 73, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 9, 2019 - 8:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Fires conditions are flagged throughout the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday Afternoon Sky

on April 9, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday afternoon sky over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mass Board Resignation At Los Alamos Little Theatre

on April 8, 2019 - 4:39pm

Trouble has apparently erupted at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 1670 Nectar St. The PAC is a Los Alamos County facility managed and operated by the Los Alamos Little Theatre since 1973. The building was constructed in 1943 and served as the East Mess Hall during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/LALT


LALT News:


The Los Alamos Daily Post received the following letter in an email sent by former Board President John Cullinan for publication after 4 p.m. today. A response from LALT Board Secretary John Gustafson to the letter submitted to the Post by Cullinan is included below his

NMSBA Selects Pet Pangaea Of Los Alamos 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business Of The Year

on April 8, 2019 - 3:51pm

Pet Pangaea LLC owner Cyndi Wells


Pet Pangaea LLC of Los Alamos has been named the 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business of the Year by the New Mexico Small Business Administration.

“It is a great honor to be selected from among the many small businesses who were nominated in New Mexico,” Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells said.

She will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Ceremony May 8 in Albuquerque.

Wells holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Celebration Of Life For Ralph E. Chapman April 27

on April 8, 2019 - 2:46pm

Ralph E. Chapman with family members during a visit to Colorado. Courtesy photo


Friends and colleagues are invited to a Celebration of Life for Ralph E. Chapman. Ralph Ebener Chapman, 65, a resident of White Rock, New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday October 31, 2018.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 35 years Linda Deck, numerous other relatives and friends, and his beloved pets Lola, Lena and Ray.

Ralph had careers as a paleontologist and morphometrician at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and then in


Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Queen’s Court Competition Application Deadline 5 p.m. Wednesday

on April 8, 2019 - 10:53am


The annual Fair and Rodeo Queen’s Court competition is Saturday, April 13.

The Queen’s Competition is a long-standing Los Alamos County tradition which selects young ladies with an equestrian background and people skills to represent Los Alamos County all summer in promoting the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo locally and regionally.

Interested candidates must be a Los Alamos County resident, or attend the Los Alamos Public Schools, and must be between the ages of 10 and 25 by Sept. 1, 2019. 

Contestants can register for one of three categories:

  • Queen (Ages 17-25);

Eras Of Los Alamos History April 9

on April 8, 2019 - 10:28am

Perhaps no other building in Los Alamos epitimizes our history as much as Fuller Lodge, shown here in its early days. Heather McClenahan has been fortunate to have an office here and even co-authored a book about the Lodge and its log and stone companions on Bathtub Row. No one has loved this building more or worked harder to preserve it’s history. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan

A “Ziggy” cartoon last year depicted the rotund character sitting atop a stack of books saying, “The great thing about studying

Century Bank & BSMA Award STEM Education Grants

on April 8, 2019 - 7:25am

Century Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Karen Easton, right, recently presented a $500 check to Bradbury Science Museum Association President Ryn Herrmann and BSMA Past President Andy Trottier in support of STEM education grants for teachers in northern New Mexico. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA and Century Bank News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and Century Bank have awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education grants to 10 certified K-12 teachers in northern New Mexico.

The grants are $100 each and are intended to help teachers promote STEM learning

Highlands English Professor Poetry Wins Acclaim

on April 8, 2019 - 7:25am
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor’s poetry book has won critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly.
Tyler Mills’ poetry book “Hawk Parable” was published in March 2019 by the University of Akron Press after winning the prestigious 2017 Akron Poetry Prize.
“This book is about a family mystery, with my grandfather, a U.S. pilot during the World War II era, claiming to be involved in the mission to drop the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan,” Mills said.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Gears Up For Annual 8x10s

on April 8, 2019 - 7:22am

Alicia Gallegos and Alexandria L’Esperance rehearse the play, ‘Endless Questions’, written by Maryanne Mimi Adams. ‘Endless Questions’ is one of eight short plays that will be presented by Los Alamos Little Theatre May 3-18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Directed by Elisa Enriquez, ‘Endless Questions’ takes its structure from the endless barrage of sometimes mindless, sometimes life-probing questions to which every parent has been subjected by their children and that are a natural component to growth and existential understanding. For more information, visit

On The Job In Los Alamos: Nick Hudson At Candyman

on April 8, 2019 - 6:57am

On the Job in Los Alamos at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC Thursday is Nick Hudson and his faithful companion Wallace. The Candyman has been serving the Santa Fe music community for 49 years and opened a micro store October 2016 at 200 DP Road. The local store sells and repairs musical instruments and accessories and offers music lessons. For information, call 505.983.5906. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/