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Scenes From Active Shooter Training At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 10:12pm

UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil and Los Alamos High School Resource Officer Cpl. Adele McKenzie chat prior to active shooter training today at the college campus. An online active shooter course is required annually for faculty and staff and the campus has an active security and safety committee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie teaches Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald how to use a toy gun before he participated in an activity during today's active shooter training. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Officers

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Sees Bright Future For LANL

on March 2, 2018 - 6:03pm

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce speaks confidently about the future of LANL during an interview this afternoon with Publisher Carol A. Clark at the Los Alamos Daily Post World Headquarters in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce visited the Los Alamos Daily Post today and spoke about the importance of keeping plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“I am supportive of keeping pit production here and will fight for that,” Pearce said.

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Meyer

on March 2, 2018 - 12:13pm

Los Alamos Ski Team Competes At Crested Butte

on March 2, 2018 - 11:40am

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team coached by Lisa Kimura competes at Crested Butte in Prater Cup Qualifying Super G, GS and Slalom races. Speed racers Chris Schembri and Aidan Ortiz run against 140 of U14 boys in the Rocky Mountain Division. Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

Photo by RMOrtiz

ScienceFest 2018 Committee Seeking Festival Participants, Offering New 'Impact Training'

on March 2, 2018 - 11:35am
The ScienceFest 2018 Committee is currently seeking science and tech companies (with a fun demo or showcase of their work) to participate in Discovery Day (previously known as "Festival Day") from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
Award-winning Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day is full of interactive activities, tours and exhibits to engage people of all ages in science. Festival producer Los Alamos MainStreet is partnering with businesses and organizations to present the festival at Los Alamos’ Ashley Pond.

Active Shooter Training Underway At UNM-LA

on March 2, 2018 - 11:08am

UNM-LA News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training until 12:30 p.m. today in Building 2 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise.

The building will reopen at 12:30 p.m. today.


RoboRAVE And NNM Science Showdown Saturday

on March 2, 2018 - 10:46am

The community is invited to attend this event and support the youth throughout Northern New Mexico as they show off their talents and skills in the area of robotics. Courtesy image

Pinon Elementary Student Wins ACT Drawing Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 9:40am
Pinon Elementary School Student Josh Gratz, front row center, and his classmates show their appreciation to Atomic City Transit Tuesday morning. Gratz won the drawing contest Atomic City Transit held recently in recognition of its 10 year anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Pinon Elementary School Third Grader Josh Gratz’s artwork can be spotted around town.

Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser For Troop 222 March 17

on March 2, 2018 - 9:36am

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meeting Includes Founding Documents Review Monday

on March 2, 2018 - 9:07am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting to continue discussion of the executive director services and agreement and review of founding documents is 9-11 a.m. Monday at the Española Library in the Mayor's Conference Room at 313 N. Paseo de Onate in Española.

The meeting is open to the public, however, there will be no public comment.


  1. Call to Order – 9 a.m.
  2. Confirmation of Quorum 
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Continuation of Meeting, Founding Documents Review | 9:05-11 a.m.
    1. Continuation of meeting
      1. Discussion Regarding Limited Personnel Matter(s) – Review of ARC’s Provision of

Chamisa Elementary School Student Wins First Place In 2018 Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest

on March 2, 2018 - 8:53am

Chamisa Elementary School student Lia Rushton holds up her entry for the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest. Ruston won first place. Courtesy photo.


LAPS News:


Lia Rushton from Chamisa Elementary School placed  first in the elementary division of the 2018 Youth Art Month flag design contest.


The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month during March, which encourages support for quality school art programs. To promote Youth Art Month, the CFAE coordinates activities at the national level and the primary event is the State Flag Program.



United Church Hosts Silent, Live Auctions Sunday

on March 2, 2018 - 8:49am
Photo by Katherine Elton
UCLA News:
This Sunday, local adults and youth hope you will head over to the United Church of Los Alamos and join them, along with members the Unitarian Universalist Church, for a silent and live auction. The auctions are an attempt to raise funds for the teams to build homes during spring break.
This year the team will build two single homes and one double. The builds will be the new homes for three families ranging in size from three to 10 members. A silent auction is 2-3 p.m.

FOSCA Reaches Out To Underserved Companion Animals In New Mexico

on March 2, 2018 - 8:41am

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The central mission of Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) —reducing the population of homeless companion animals — is not limited to just Los Alamos. In fact, FOSCA provides support for a number of spay/neuter initiatives throughout New Mexico.

For example, FOSCA provides spay/neuter grants to nearby partner rescue organizations such as Felines and Friends and Dew Paws. It also supports two Pueblo Outreach programs that facilitate spay/neuter services in north central New Mexico Pueblos.


Learn About Down Syndrome

on March 2, 2018 - 8:40am

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CDC News:

What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy and how the baby’s body functions as it grows in the womb and after birth.

Typically, a baby is born with 23 pairs of chromosomes.

Max Gomez Returns To Fuller Lodge March 10

on March 2, 2018 - 8:20am
Max Gomez. Courtesy photo


New Mexico’s own Max Gomez will return to play a concert in Los Alamos in what is becoming an annual event for the singer-songwriter from Taos.

Gomez has won many fans on the Hill and has drawn a full house each of the last three years he has played here.

This year’s show is Saturday, March 10 at Fuller Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m., Gomez takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. and beer and wine will be available from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. Light meals also will be available.

The concert is being produced by Live In Los Alamos, a concert production company

The Family YMCA's Summer Y Camp & 2018-2019 After-School Programs Registration Drive Begins Monday

on March 2, 2018 - 8:01am

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA’s Summer Y Camp and 2018-2019 After School programs begins at 8 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Y at 1450 Iris St.

During the registration drive, March 5 through May 4, each program’s $25 registration fee is waived. Also, the Y is hosting an Early Bird Y Camp special, March 5-31, where $100 will be taken off the “All Summer” registration option.

Financial assistance applications are available for both programs and can be accessed at or at the Y’s front desk.

Full fee registration begins May 5. For more information contact the Y at

Daily Postcard: Full Moon Above Truchas Peak

on March 2, 2018 - 7:26am
Daily Postcard: A full moon rises Thursday night above Truchas Peak, which at 13,100' is the second highest peak in New Mexico behind Wheeler Peak at 13,159'. Truchas Peak is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains 26 miles northeast of Santa Fe. Source: Photo by Marc Bailey

New And Improved Open Enrollment For Los Alamos Public Schools Begins March 5

on March 1, 2018 - 5:42pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Open Enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted beginning 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 5.

The enrollment window will close at 5 p.m. Friday, May 4.

This year, LAPS has made the process easier by providing two options:

UNM-LA CEO Greets New UNM President

on March 1, 2018 - 5:35pm

The University of New Mexico hosted a welcoming event today for its new president Dr. Garnett Stoke, left. UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney spoke briefly with Stokes and commented afterward, ‘There was a lot of optimism at the event ... we all look forward to working with Dr. Stokes.’ Courtesy/UNM-LA

Council Passes Resolution To Support Pit Production

on March 1, 2018 - 5:24pm
The Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to support plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos County Council unanimously voiced support during its regular council meeting Tuesday night to keep plutonium pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The council passed a resolution, 7-0, to support local pit production.
“This is an important project for the lab ... and I am glad we are doing it,” Council Vice

Los Alamos Commerce And Development Corporation Selects Liz Martineau As New Creative District Curator

on March 1, 2018 - 5:13pm

New Creative District Curator Liz Martineau


The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today that Liz Martineau has joined the team as the Creative District Curator effective at the end of February.

Marineau has worked for the Los Alamos Public Schools, the Bradbury Science Museum and has either taught or volunteered at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, History Museum and Nature Center. Martineau serves on the board for Los Alamos Makers and is part of the community effort to open Polaris Charter School in Los Alamos.

Having lived in Los Alamos for more


UPDATE: Oversize Load Arriving Friday Afternoon!

on March 1, 2018 - 4:38pm


Delivery of the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) is delayed, according to officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

The large oversize load, arriving on two commercial semi-trucks will arrive in the early afternoon Friday, March 2, rather than in the morning as stated previously.

Traffic on East Jemez Road, also known as the Truck Route, will be impacted for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic to enter the area behind the Eco Station.

Flaggers on the Truck Route will be stationed and traffic control

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative Community Book Read Session 3

on March 1, 2018 - 10:46am

Fuller Lodge Workshop Series With Roberta Remy

on March 1, 2018 - 10:44am
This Spring, the Art Center has a long list of classes for students of all ages. Many of the instructors have become a household name within the art community. We’d like to introduce another fantastic artist and teacher, award-winning artist Roberta Remy, whose work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the US, Brazil and Europe.
Remy, who will be teaching an upcoming pastel course designed for adults and teens, attended Parsons School of Design, School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League of New York.

100 Days Of Winter Grand Prize Winner Announced

on March 1, 2018 - 10:43am

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department wrapped up their collaborative 100 Days of Winter program Feb. 26. 
Over 1,000 programming guides were distributed throughout Los Alamos County between November and February, encouraging residents and visitors to get out and active during the winter months. With just under 200 online participants, and over 260 entries for the Grand Prize, many shared photos of the wide variety of ways they were inspired to stay local and enjoy all the Los Alamos area has to offer.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner Danna