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Letter To The Editor: LAHS Swimming And Diving Teams Thank Community

on March 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
By LAHS Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Team
2018 District Swimming and Diving Champions

The Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Team would like to give a huge thank you to all the local businesses who supported the 2018 District Swimming and Diving Championship Meet that was hosted Feb. 2-3 in Los Alamos.

Through the generosity of these local restaurants and businesses we were able to host 11 New Mexico swimming and diving teams at this event and promote the hospitality of our great community. 

Please remember to support these wonderful local businesses as they support

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Participates In Nine Week FBI Citizens Academy In Albuquerque

on March 6, 2018 - 4:18pm

Maire O'Neill

​Staff Report

Los Alamos Daily Post Public Safety Reporter Maire O’Neill is participating in the 14th Annual Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albuquerque Division Citizens Academy.

The Citizens Academy is a nine-week program designed to promote a more informed community by educating community representatives including media about the mission, resources and jurisdiction of the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office in Albuquerque.

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders.

La Cueva Road Closed For Emergency Repairs

on March 6, 2018 - 2:39pm

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line. Courtesy/DPU


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has contracted with Paul Parker Construction to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line that crosses La Cueva Street just north of Barranca Road. 

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days at the section of road where excavation is underway. Local traffic will be rerouted on Cascabel Street to access La Cueva properties north of the closure.

Second Renewable Energy Festival Scheduled For Earth Day Weekend At Northern New Mexico College

on March 6, 2018 - 11:53am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA  After a hugely successful first run, the Renewable Energy Festival returns for a second year on Earth Day weekend, April 20-21, at Northern New Mexico College in Española.
The festival kicks off Friday, April 20, with music and dance performances that celebrate Northern New Mexico’s rich heritage of respect for the environment and sustainable practices.
Saturday, April 21 features educational seminars, hands-on demonstrations and activities on a wide variety of renewable energy topics for the entire family.

Los Alamos County Waste Trucks Presentation At LAPS School Board Meeting

on March 6, 2018 - 11:50am
Kylie Alvarez's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
Philippa Fung's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Students and families of Kylie Alvarez from Chamisa and Philippa Fung from Barranca (now a student at LAMS) gathered at the LAPS school board meeting to get a closer look at their designs on the new Los Alamos County waste trucks.
Superintendent Dr.

Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market March 8, April 12

on March 6, 2018 - 11:47am
Apple goods from Montoya's farm. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
Just a one more winter market after this week's market, which is 8 a.m. to noon. Thursday March 8 then April 12. Both are at the Fuller Lodge.
This month at market:
  • New vendor- Goat Cheese, Feta, Cheve, Goat Milk, Keifer
  • Montoya's - Apples, dried apples, Cider, Snowcones, Roasted Green Chile,
  • Jams & Jellies, Tortillas.
  • Rodriguez Farm- Chico's Chile, Pinto Beans, Bean mixes.
  • Ranch de Iris- Chile pods, Winter squash, Organic seeds, Starts
  • Eremita Campos- Jams, Jellies, syrups, weavings and beets.
  • Shure Bakery- Quiches, Rolls,

LAPS Breakfast Attendees Tour Smith Auditorium

on March 6, 2018 - 7:10am
Those attending the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Public Schools Breakfast donned hardhats for a sneak peak at renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. After some delays, the opening of the facility is near at hand, Coordinator of Bond and Construction Facilities Herb McClean told the group. LAPS is hoping contruction will be completed by the end of March, he said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS's Herb McClean lead the tour of renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

New Mexico Press Women Announces Speakers For 2018 Conference In Santa Fe

on March 6, 2018 - 7:06am
NMPW News:
New Mexico Press Women announces its program for its 2018 state conference, “Telling Truths Boldly: Harnessing the Narrative Drive,” April 27 and April 28 at the Lodge at Santa Fe.
The conference, geared toward writers and communicators from a variety of genres, will feature talks, panels and a memoir writing workshop.
New Mexico Press Women, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, is New Mexico’s largest inclusive media organization and is open to men and women. Conference registration is open through April 12 at

Valle Grande Chapter, National Society Daughters Of The American Revolution Meets Saturday

on March 6, 2018 - 7:04am
DAR News:
The Valle Grande Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, meet 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 10, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos.
The program is "For Veterans, a Path to Healing 'Moral Injury'." 
For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit the website at

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday Over White Rock

on March 6, 2018 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Regional Coalition Discusses Path Forward

on March 5, 2018 - 5:51pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler addresses the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board this morning in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post


Questions as to the legality of the agenda for Monday morning’s Regional Coalition of LANL  Communities board meeting in Espanola resulted in the board being unable to take any action on issues which have plagued Coalition in recent weeks.

One question raised by Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler, secretary of the Coalition board was if new items

County Community Services: Spring Into Adventure!

on March 5, 2018 - 4:50pm


“Get Out. Get Active” is the continuing theme for this collaborative program from the Los Alamos County Community Services Department, with a lot of fun things to see and do in the community during spring.

Check out the full booklet of information at Community members can pick up booklets at County facilities, including Mesa Public Library, White Rock Library, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center, Golf Course, and the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building lobby, as well as any of the local visitor centers and many of local businesses.

Keep up with the fun

This Week At Pajarito

on March 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area open. The Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.

Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

LAVNS Daffodil Sales Begin Thursday

on March 5, 2018 - 2:33pm

Central Park Square volunteers, from left, Caesar Perez, Antonio Medina and Raul Ramirez, prep daffodils for the annual sale to benefit Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice last year. Photo by Jennifer Bartram


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is having its  annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale. Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

The community may order a glass vase with three bunches (30 stems) of daffodils for $20, a glass vase with two bunch for $15 or a single

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

How Can We Reshape American Politics: No Labels Director Speaks March 12

on March 5, 2018 - 2:25pm
Francisco Figueroa/Courtesy photo
VLA News:
Voices of Los Alamos will host a special meeting with speaker Francisco Figueroa, No Labels NM State Director, who will discuss how we can reshape American politics.
The talk is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. March 12, at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The public is welcome to attend.
Founded in 2010, No Labels ( is a bi-partisan citizens’ movement that believes in creating a stabilizing force within Congress that brings our country together despite differences of ideologies.

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 9-15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:23pm
PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV schedule for March 9-15:
Friday, March 9, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 3-06-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – A History of Land Transfers on the Pajarito Plateau
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Speaker Discusses Concept Of Fake News

on March 5, 2018 - 8:59am
James McGrath Morris prepares to discuss ‘Journalism, Ethics and the War Over Fake News’ Feb. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
James McGrath Morris discusses journalism, ethics and fake news. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Audience members ask questions during the talk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Journalist, author and educator James McGrath Morris was the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting Monday,

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

Candlelight Vigil Honors Shooting Victims March 14

on March 5, 2018 - 8:11am



VOLA News:


Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church invite the community to a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.


The vigil includes the sharing of non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from local high school students and others. Those gathered will then walk around the pond with candles.


Join the event page on Facebook:


SFCC Celebrates International Women's Day March 8

on March 5, 2018 - 7:51am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College Celebrates International Women’s Day with a presentation by Tewa Women United.
Speaker Kathy Sanchez will discuss Indigenous Women’s Rights, history and culture in northern New Mexico 10-11 a.m., Thursday in the Boardroom, Room 223, at 6401 Richards Ave.
The event sponsored by SFCC’s Presidential Diversity Action Committee and Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission,
The celebration continues in Campus Center with speakers and music 11 a.m.

Events Planned At New Mexico Historic Sites

on March 5, 2018 - 7:39am
NMHS News:
SANTA FE ― New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring:
Saturday, March 24 ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Mexico Art Auction
  • Coronado Historic Site
All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288

On The Job In Los Alamos: Natalia Hernandez

on March 5, 2018 - 7:32am

On the job in Los Alamos is Natalia Hernandez Sunday at McDonald's where she has worked for six months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From Cowboy Breakfast Sunday

on March 5, 2018 - 6:58am

A warm fire greets diners Sunday morning at the monthly Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 Capt. Gerald Coriz, left, and crew members line up for breakfast Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets volunteering Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast, from left, Sam Bond, Alex Tuning, Colby Sapp and Trystan Osborn. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Volunteers serve breakfast