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Daily Postcard: Crescent Moon Over White Rock

on October 4, 2019 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: Crescent moon viewed Wednesday night from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

BSMA: Trinity Site Myths & Things You Might Not Know

on October 3, 2019 - 8:35pm

Jim Eckles leading a tour at the Trinity Site, will speak on the subject at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The basic events of Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945, have been told and retold in dozens upon dozens of books, articles and television features.

Jim Eckles also has written about Trinity Site but has the perspective of conducting innumerable tours of the site and meeting veterans of the test since 1977.  He will explain that the dunes at White Sands National Monument were NOT bleached by the atomic blast, that the soldiers at

Promises Made, Promises Kept: Middle School

on October 3, 2019 - 7:53pm
Los Alamos Middle School Square. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Middle School classroom. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS News:
In 2012, construction began on the Los Alamos Middle School to replace buildings that were over 40 years old. Work was completed in October 2013. This is another example of a promise made and kept. The vote this November will support improvements at the elementary schools in White Rock without increasing tax rates.
The original 100 and 500 wings, which housed classrooms, were replaced with a two-story building with 8 th grade classrooms on the upper level and 7 th grade

Art On Tap: Pastry Chef Chantielle Hanson Oct. 7

on October 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Borrow a Baker owner Chantielle Hanson

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Los Alamos Creative District invites the community to join in the kickoff of Arts and Culture month at 5:30 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 7 at projectY cowork in Central Park Square

This event will offer a sweet Halloween twist and feature owner and pastry chef Chantielle Hanson of Barrow a Baker.

Borrow a Baker is the brainchild of Hanson, a self-proclaimed Harry Potter lover with a passion for baking and decorating cakes.

“My first career was as a teacher, but once I discovered how hard it was to bake in Los Alamos

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Opens For Business

on October 3, 2019 - 6:35pm

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch, 751 Trinity Dr. in Smith's Marketplace shopping center, opened for business this morning. Pictured here are a few members of the branch staff, from left, Jeff Szabat, Thomas Martinez, Julia DePaz, Theresa Lucero, Tim Branch, Missy Smith, VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton, Shannon Lopez and David Sidebottom. The new facility features a Data Bar area where customers can sit and plug in their electronics and a Cash Bar area for customers who want to make a quick deposit or cash a check.

LAHS Teacher Stephanie Mitchell Finalist For Golden Apple Award Award For Excellence In Teaching

on October 3, 2019 - 6:31pm

LAHS Teacher Stephanie Mitchell

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School teacher Stephanie Mitchell is a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Mitchell has been teaching biology at Los Alamos High School for more than 13 years. She was recently named the Outstanding Biology Teacher for New Mexico by the National Association of Biology Teachers.  

A total of seven award recipients will be selected over the next several weeks. This year, 88 teachers were nominated from 26 different New Mexico communities.

The award includes induction into the Golden Apple Academy of Fellows, a

Hotel And Conference Center Move Closer To Fruition As Council Approves Amendments To Ordinance

on October 3, 2019 - 12:53pm
A group of citizens line up to share their thoughts on the proposed land grant to TNJLA during the Tuesday night Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, Los Alamos County Council approved to amend an ordinance to adopt an economic development project with TNJLA, LLC, pending a public hearing.

By amending the ordinance, TNJLA LLC is one step closer to receiving 2.6 acres of County-owned land at 20th Street, where the company plans to build an 86-room extended stay hotel as well as a

Spotlight On Claudia Reidys Of EB&T

on October 3, 2019 - 12:52pm

Mortgage Loan Officer Claudia Reidys in her office Wednesday at Enterprise Bank & Trust, 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Claudia Reidys is about to celebrate her 13th anniversary at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

During a recent interview in her office, Reidys spoke about what she likes best about her work.

“The interaction with the customers is my greatest joy,” Reidys said. “Many of my customers I have helped more than once over the years.

Los Alamos Daily Post Endorses LAPS Bond

on October 3, 2019 - 10:53am

Following careful consideration, the Los Alamos Daily Post is endorsing the Los Alamos Public Schools Bond.

Thanks to Los Alamos voters in a previous bond election, the LAPS School Board has been able to remodel Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary School. Major facility improvements are underway at both Barranca Mesa Elementary School and Mountain Elementary School.

Well maintained schools enhance the learning environment for students, provide a comfortable work environment for teachers and staff and aid in

On The Job In Los Alamos: At State Farm Agency

on October 3, 2019 - 8:58am
On the job in Los Alamos welcoming the community to stop by to meet the team at 1350 Central Ave. Suite 100, from left, Account Representative Roberta Madrid, State Farm Agent Loren Valdez, Account Representative Ada Kao and Account Representative Alex Orozco. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Loren Valdez was appointed as a State Farm Agent in April in Los Alamos and brings a unique understanding of insurance and financial services.
Prior to becoming a State Farm Agent, Valdez served as a business and consumer banker and loan originator with both local and

Introducing Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2019-20

on October 3, 2019 - 8:19am

Members of the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership Los Alamos during orientation Sept. 21 at Bandelier. Photo by Ben Stone/LLA

Leadership Los Alamos Board

The kick-off session for the newest Leadership Los Alamos Class took place Saturday, Sept. 21.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our region.

The Class of 2019-2020 will learn about both the inner and the outer workings of community organizations, Los Alamos

Lunch With A Leader: Shane Woolbright Oct. 15

on October 3, 2019 - 7:23am
LWV News:
The League of Women Voters monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Mesa Public Library.
This months speaker is Shane Woolbright. His talk will cover the dangers of global warming that few people have seen nor considered.
Before his talk, Woolbright will spend some time understanding our local utility and its generation resources and Los Alamos’ contributions to pollution and climate change.

100+ Women Who Care Meets At Cottonwood Nov. 7

on October 3, 2019 - 7:17am

Former San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James R. Mountain Addresses Participants At Leadership New Mexico

on October 3, 2019 - 7:11am

Former San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James R. Mountain, now publisher of the Valley Daily Post, was a featured speaker at the Leadership New Mexico government session Friday at UNM-LA. Photo by John McHale/

NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on October 3, 2019 - 6:48am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 50 with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts the chances of precipitation today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Quemazon

on October 3, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: View of the sunset looking toward Santa Fe Tuesday evening from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Athletic Directors Honored At Conference

on October 2, 2019 - 3:40pm

LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart and LAMS Athletic Director Daren Jones honored at NMAA/NMADA Conference. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools athletic directors attended the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) and the New Mexico Athletic Directors Association (NMADA) Fall Conference last weekend in Albuquerque and received three prestigious awards.

Los Alamos Middle School Athletic Director Daren Jones received NMADA’s award for the New Mexico Middle School Athletic Director of the Year;

Los Alamos High School received NMAA’s 2nd place award in Class 4A for the

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Opens Thursday

on October 2, 2019 - 3:33pm

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton standing in August in the area that will include a walk-up night drop and ATM machine with 24/7 access at the new Century Bank Branch Office. The office will open for business Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Century Bank completes its expansion into Los Alamos and will open for business the new branch at 751 Trinity Dr., at 10 a.m. Thursday. 

The new office has an urban, modern feeling and features Universal Bankers for personalized client needs. 

“With the addition of this new branch, we are proud to become part of the Los

Mary Snow Best Predictor In Final Pace Race Of 2019

on October 2, 2019 - 2:56pm
Participants group up Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR
Participants head out Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail for the final Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race of the 2019 Season. Courtesy/ACRR 
ACRR News:
Mary Snow was the top predictor at 2 seconds off her predicted time in the final Atomic CIty Road Runners final Pace Race of the 2019 season Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail.
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Beth Davenport with a 6 second differential;
  • Zach Medin recording a 7 second difference;

County: Sign Up For The People’s EcoChallenge

on October 2, 2019 - 2:46pm
When you hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a plastic island that is more than twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean, or see smog when you drive into bigger cities, or hear about glaciers melting in Alaska, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?
Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet? Even small, personal actions can make a big impact.
Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Los Alamos County

Ribbon Cutting For Bradbury Science Museum Association’s New Gadgets Shop Location Thursday

on October 2, 2019 - 2:36pm



The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of the Bradbury Science Museum Assocation’s Gadgets Muesum Shop with a ribbon cutting 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.


The new location is in the Defense Gallery inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave.


The new Gadgets Muesum Shop was made possible through the generous support of Kent and Roger Waterman, in memory of their parent’s Robert and Alice Waterman. The Watermans moved to Los Alamos in 1947 when Robert was hired by the Atomic Energy Commission as a security guard.

Ribbon Cutting For Los Alamos STEAM Lab Saturday

on October 2, 2019 - 2:19pm



The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of the Los Alamos STEAM Lab with a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.


The actual ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at 1615 Central Ave., next door to Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, above EXIT Realty.

The Los Alamos STEAM Lab is a community driven space serving Los Alamos. Its mission is to create a dynamic learning environment for children and their families. They strive to encourage deep dives in education and exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.


Ribbon cuttings are a

RCLC Issues Response To DOE-IG Report

on October 2, 2019 - 1:46pm

RCLC News:

SANTA FE – The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) issued the following response today to the Department of Energy Inspector General report:

The RCLC is pleased to see the Department of Energy Inspector General report issued and is working with the Department of Energy to provide them with the information they need to complete this process.

The RCLC looks forward to continuing to represent our local communities to the Washington leadership who control the lab.

There are benefits and challenges to hosting a DOE facility.