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Daily Postcard: Lazy Sunday At North Mesa Stables

on March 5, 2018 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: A pair of horses share a lazy Sunday afternoon munching on a pile of hay at North Mesa Stables. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lunch With A Leader Speaker Andrew Harnden Discusses County Council's Priority Goal For Housing

on March 4, 2018 - 12:59pm
County Housing & Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos County Housing and Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden spoke at the recent League of Women Voter’s monthly Lunch with a Leader event.
He clarified that the County Council's priority goal for housing is to support the development of affordable workforce housing, and another goal is to promote the creation of a variety of housing options for all segments of the Los Alamos Community.

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Delegates Elected At 2018 County Pre-Primary Convention

on March 4, 2018 - 12:47pm
Scene from the 2018 Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention Sunday, Feb. 25 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention. Courtesy photo
Democrats pack Fuller Lodge Feb. 25 for the 2018 Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention. Photo by James Robinson
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention

Los Alamos High School Junior Parent Night Monday

on March 4, 2018 - 11:38am

Colorful Clouds Form Over Los Alamos

on March 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Colorful clouds form over Los Alamos Tuesday looking west from East Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Switchgear Substation Arrives In Town

on March 4, 2018 - 10:17am

The scene of one of two semi-trucks hauling the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) Friday on N.M. 4. The oversize load turned onto the Truck Route, impacting traffic for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic and enter the area behind the Eco Station where they delivered the LASS on a prepared pad. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dancing Stars Gala: Elegant Evening Of Competitive Dancing To Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Research

on March 4, 2018 - 9:07am

The Annual Dancing Stars Gala returns to Albuquerque April 14. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE – The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Dancing Stars Gala will return to Albuquerque.

The Dancing Stars Gala is a competitive fundraiser, featuring local celebrities and community leaders who raise money for important Alzheimer’s research by learning how to dance over the course of months, fundraising, then competing against each other on the night of the Gala.

The event is hosted annually by the Alzheimer’s Association,

DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on March 4, 2018 - 7:32am


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order
II. Public Comment
III. Approval of minutes from 2/8/18 meeting
IV. Business 

a. Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Update on DWI Booth
b. Planning Council Membership Reappointment Updates V. Coordinator’s Report
c. County Council approved Resolution for FY19 Grant App on Feb. 13 
d. FY19 Grant App & Budget Submission

DNCU Sponsors Lego Competition

on March 4, 2018 - 7:29am
Courtesy photo
 DNCU News:
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is again the title sponsor for the LEGO® Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show March 10-11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
DNCU believes this event enhances the attendance of the annual Home Show with families of the participants—while filling the convention center with excitement from the participating children.  Visit for the competition sign up link. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  

Nature Center Talk: Jean Dewart On Pacific Crest Trail

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
Jean Dewart on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Jean Dewart will share her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, where she covered 235-miles in Oregon.
Regardless of all the difficulties in this endeavor, Jean spent six months training with multiple experimental loads in her backpack, pouring over route maps, and planning resupply positions. Not only will her presentation cover the stories of the trail, but Jean will also share how to prepare for such a hike.
Jean is a Los Alamos hiker,

La Vista Church Members Travel To Africa

on March 4, 2018 - 7:25am
Pictured here is the final Sunday of Pastor Raul Granillo’s trip at the Area 25 Church of the Nazarene in Lilongwe, Malawi. Granillo was invited to share the message for the worship service. Almost all services in Malawi are done in both English and in Chichewan. English is the official language but many of the people only speak Chichewan. The man to his right is Pastor Chrispine Mwantey. He is the associate pastor at the church and served as the Chichewan interpreter. Courtesy photo
Three members of the La Vista Church of the Nazarene traveled Feb.

Scenes From Ecumenical Lenten Thursdays

on March 4, 2018 - 7:21am

This week The Rev. Laurie Triplett from Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church preached and the United Church of Los Alamos choir performed for the Ecumenical Lenten Series. The series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8 with The Rev. Russ Sorenson of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church preaching and the White Rock United Methodist Church choir performing. Everyone is welcome to attend this event at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo

The Ecumenical Lenten series begins at 6 p.m. with soup and bread. Courtesy photo


“For Such a Time as This…”

North Mesa Soccer Field Parking Lot Improvements Underway

on March 4, 2018 - 6:50am


Los Alamos Public Works, Traffic and Streets crews in conjunction with Parks Staff have begun working on the North Mesa Soccer Field (Flint Field) Parking Lot.

The work has begun and is anticipated to be completed by the end of March weather permitting.

This work will incorporate a new entry, over lot drainage as well as pedestrian access improvements. Approved by Council for FY18 Budget these improvements also include irrigation upgrades, turf enhancement and safety needs.

During this improvement project there will be no vehicular access to the parking lot.

Thank you for

Daily Postcard: Full Moon Sets Over Pajarito Mountain

on March 4, 2018 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Full moon setting Friday over Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Marc Bailey

Save The Date For LAHS 40 Year Reunion

on March 3, 2018 - 8:46pm

Councilor Susan O’Leary Files Brief In IPRA Case

on March 3, 2018 - 2:27pm
Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary’s personal attorney, Kate Ferlic, has filed a brief in First Judicial District Court on her behalf, in a case filed against the Council and the County's Designated Custodian of Records Barb Ricci by former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner, under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The brief is an unopposed motion for in camera review and bench memo on standard of review.

Judge Greg Shaffer gave permission for Ferlic

Randall Ryti Announces Candidacy For County Council

on March 3, 2018 - 1:42pm
Randall Ryti has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council. Ryti shown here in front of the Los Alamos Nature Center served on the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board from 2002 to 2008 and as its president from 2005 to 2008. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

I moved to Los Alamos in 1992 to start a small business with three other scientists. After my wife Wendy arrived in 1993, our children attended middle school and high school. We stayed because Los Alamos has offered so many opportunities.

Almost within days of arriving in town I learned

Labor Management Relations Board Meets Tuesday

on March 3, 2018 - 1:24pm


Labor Management Relations Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


I.  Call to Order
II.  Public Comment
III. Approval of Minutes From Dec. 5, 2017 Meeting
IV. Reports A. Chair’s Report B. HR Manager’s Report  
V. Business Scheduling Conference  (Regarding PPC2018-00)
VI. Preview of Upcoming Agenda Items
VII. Adjournment

Individuals with a disability who are in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to

Sickly Coyote Survives Winter Appearing Healthier

on March 3, 2018 - 1:02pm

This coyote spotted today along the edge of Pueblo Canyon survived the mild winter and appears much healthier than in December when she was severely underweight and missing most of her fur. Chairman James Robinson of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation has been keeping an eye on her and under the right circumstances intends to entice her to eat a pill to cure her mange. He recently imbedded a pill in a chicken breast and said she was sniffing it and likely about to devour it when two ravens swooped down and snatched it away from her. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


County Council Calls Special Session To Address Allegations Of Improprieties Related To Regional Coalition Issues At 6 P.M. Monday

on March 3, 2018 - 11:58am

Los Alamos County Council members from left, Chair David Izraelevitz, Vice Chair Christine Chandler, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey, Susan O'Leary and Antonio Maggiore. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Council is holding a Special Session at 6 p.m. Monday for discussion and possible action relating to allegations of improperieties involving Regional Coalition of LANL Communities travel expenditures and related issues, including the Los Alamos County's role in reviewing and disclosing such issues.

This is the only item on the agenda for this Special Session.

NMTC 2018 Women In Technology Honors Prisca Tiasse Yoder And Caitlin Kontgis Of Los Alamos

on March 3, 2018 - 7:51am

Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC


New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) will recognize eight women in multiple tech industries at its 2018 Women in Technology Celebration March 8 at the Sandia Casino.

Two of the eight honorees are from Los Alamos:

  • Prisca Tiasse Yoder, Ph.D, owner of The Community Lab, LLC; and
  • Applied Scientist Caitlin Kontgis of Descartes Labs.

They join women being recognized at this annual event from the fields of aeronautics to biotechnology and information technology in large organizations to startups.

All of the honorees

Happy World Wildlife Day Los Alamos!

on March 3, 2018 - 7:09am

Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Chairman James Robinson with photos of Blue Beary, discovered weighing just 6 lbs., and with a severely broken arm. She was operated on and healed by wildlife rehabilitator Dr. Kathleen Ramsey and released back into the wild in late 2017. Courtesy photo
Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

We here in Los Alamos are so lucky to live in a town that has such a close connection to the amazing abundance of wildlife New Mexico has to offer

One of the greatest opportunities I have had is to be a champion and advocate for the

County Library Board Meets Monday

on March 3, 2018 - 7:09am
The Los Alamos County Library Board meets 5:30 p.m., Monday at the White Rock Branch Library.
The meeting is open to the public.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.

A. Review and approval of the minutes of Feb. 5, 2018

A. Chair's Report
B. Friends of Los Alamos County Library Liaison Report

A. Manager's Report

Council Approves Rezoning Oppenheimer Commercial Property Lots To Mix Use Residential And Office Space

on March 3, 2018 - 6:56am
Ryan Markey of Los Alamos Professional Investment Partnership speaks Tuesday night to Los Alamos County Council about the plan to transform lots at 555 and 557 Oppenheimer Dr. from office space to a mix of residential and office space. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
The commercial property at 555 and 557 Oppenheimer Drive is in the process of getting a whole new look.

Daily Postcard: Afternoon In Rendija Canyon

on March 3, 2018 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: Caves spotted Friday afternoon in Rendija Canyon. Photo by Scott Rygh