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Rinard Wins Embroiderer's Gold Thread Award

on October 29, 2012 - 6:19am

CAROLE RINARD. Courtesy photo

EGA News:

Santa Fe Enchantment, the 2012 national seminar of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will bring more than 600 needlework enthusiasts from across the country to Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. 

Participants will attend classes in all facets of needle arts. Members of the local Pajarito Chapter of EGA are excited to have the opportunity to study with noted teachers without having to travel a long distance.

While registration for the seminar is now closed, the public is invited to come to Buffalo Thunder during that week to


A Moment in Time: The Odyssey of the Segesser Hides

on October 29, 2012 - 6:18am

Segesser II, depicting a 1720s expedition to root out French raiders. Photo by Blair Clark, NM/DCA.


Historian Thomas E. Chávez speaks about and signs copies of his new book, A Moment in Time: The Odyssey of New Mexico's Segesser Hide Paintings (Rio Grande Books, 2012), an anthology that includes 14 articles by prominent scholars, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe.

The event is free with admission; Sundays free to New Mexico residents.

Contributors to A Moment in Time include Fray Angélico Chávez; Joe S.

Bishop's Lodge Buries Time Capsule

on October 28, 2012 - 9:23pm

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop's Lodge Road in Santa Fe, hosted a celebration Friday to commemorate its 95-year anniversary as a resort approaching in 2013. Bishop's Lodge Managing Director Richard Verruni presents opening remarks at the site where the time capsule will be buried. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

At Friday's ceremony, former Santa Fe Mayor Larry Delgado prepares to place his pocket knife in the time capsule that commemorated Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa's 95-year anniversary. Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Wurzburger added the book she is holding to the

Letter to the Editor: Furious at Icons on Ballots

on October 25, 2012 - 10:12am

By JJ Maier

I just returned home from voting early here in my home town of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

I was furious to discover that the ballot had “icons” in front of the presidential candidates – not their party icons, but icons selected by the New Mexico Secretary of State:

1. Obama had a distorted eagle

2. Romney had the American Flag

When I called our local County Clerk, they said the local government has no control over how the ballot looks or what is on it and that this ballot format is being used by all precincts throughout the state.

This seems way over the top in attempting

Letter to the Editor: Vote for PRC Reform

on October 23, 2012 - 9:33am
By Fred Nathan
Founder and Executive Director
Think New Mexico
Vote for PRC Reform - Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4

Toward the end of your ballot in this coming election is an opportunity to professionalize and streamline New Mexico’s dysfunctional Public Regulation Commission (PRC) by voting in favor of Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4.  

This matters because no local, state or federal government agency directly affects more New Mexicans on a daily basis than the PRC.

In addition to approving the prices New Mexicans pay for electricity, natural gas, water, and landline

Time Extended for Public Comment on Transportation to Bandelier

on October 23, 2012 - 6:31am



The National Park Service (NPS) at Bandelier National Monument is developing a Transportation Plan/ Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) to improve transportation conditions in Bandelier National Monument.


The public comment period has been extended, and will now close Tuesday, Nov. 6,


The NPS is in the scoping phase of the project and needs and encourages public input during this initial comment period.


These comments are crucial to defining the issues and concerns to be addressed.


The public will have a second opportunity to comment on the plan/EA after

Solar Glitter at New Mexico PBS Science Cafe

on October 23, 2012 - 6:02am

PBS News:

Come to the New Mexico PBS October Science Café from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium (Room 1041), on the UNM Main Campus, in Albuquerque for Solar Glitter.

The speaker is Jose L. Cruz-Campa from Sandia National Laboratories.

In the current Information Age, the triumphs of tiny are seen all around us: smaller transistors and microchips used in ever-shrinking laptops and cell phones.

Materials science has changed history and is shaping the future every day and is ushering in a new generation of materials.

Learn how Sandia National

Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist

on October 20, 2012 - 7:46am


Join poet Lisa Gill for readings from her book Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist, interspersed with portions of the film, Compassion Rising, an outgrowth of the 1968 meeting between the Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton.

The event, part of the programming series for the exhibits Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape, is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the History Museum Auditorium (located at 113 Lincoln Ave., in Santa Fe. Free with admission; Sundays free to New Mexico residents.

Gill received an NEA Fellowship and wrote

Public Invited to Hall Campaign Rally with Governor

on October 19, 2012 - 6:20am

ELECTION 2012 News:

Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Los Alamos Sunday afternoon to attend a Campaign Rally for Republican Rep. Jim Hall, candidate for House Dist. 43. 

Community members are invited to this event, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel and includes food, drinks and live music.

San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 Percent Complete

on October 18, 2012 - 8:44pm

SFNF News:

San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 percent Complete - 7,000 acres treated, 300 acres remain

Fire managers have completed ignitions on the San Juan prescribed burn for today, Thursday, Oct. 18.

Today, 5,750 acres were successfully treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Since yesterday, 7,000 acres have been treated.

Favorable conditions allowed fire managers to treat a greater area today and complete most of the burn, therefore limiting the number of days smoke will be in the air.

Tonight, firefighters will remain on-site monitoring the burn area.

Tomorrow, if conditions are


Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Notification

on October 18, 2012 - 9:28am

SFNF News:

Fire managers have successfully treated 1,250 acres of the 7,300 acres scheduled scheduled for up to five days on the San Juan prescribed burn.

Flames and fire are visible from Cat and San Juan Mesas at night and residents will see a “glowing mountain” ... this is expected so don’t be alarmed.

Ignitions have started again today on the San Juan prescribed burn and fire managers will continue using hand ignitions to create a blackline along the southeastern/western perimeter of the burn area.

Blacklining consists of pre-burning of woody material on the ground adjacent to


U.S. Attorney Names New Mexico District Election Officer

on October 18, 2012 - 9:09am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Wednesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathon M. Gerson will lead his office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

As the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico, AUSA Gerson is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring

Udall Celebrates Completion of NM Ports-to-Plains Corridor

on October 17, 2012 - 2:42pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall participates in the dedication ceremony of the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall helps cut the ribbon on the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
CLAYTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall praised cooperation and bipartisan efforts while speaking today at the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony.

Governor to Attend Jim Hall Campaign Rally Sunday

on October 15, 2012 - 5:35pm
ELECTION 2012 News:
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will travel to Los Alamos this weekend to attend the "Rally to Keep Jim Hall in the Roundhouse."
The community is invited to join the governor from 2-4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21 at the rally for Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.
Martinez is attending the event to support Hall’s election campaign for House District 43 - Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.
All residents of District 43 are invited to this political event to meet the governor, Representative Hall and other local and state officials.

Video: League of Women Voters Oct. 11 Forum: Dist. 43, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Candidates

on October 15, 2012 - 4:23pm

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef , left, looks on as Stephanie Garcia Richard and Jim Hall, candidates for NM House District 43, shake hands after their lively debate. Courtesy

Staff Report

The following is a video produced and made available to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Public Access Channel 8 (PAC 8.) 

The video is in Windows Media Video format (WMV.)  There are converters available for the quicktime player on Apple systems. 

This video was recorded at the Fellowship Hall of the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4, at 7 p.m. Oct.

Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants

on October 14, 2012 - 6:27am



Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.


Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos's power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.


Los Alamos' power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power.


Los Alamos has a

FBI Media Alert: Public's Help Sought in Man's Death

on October 13, 2012 - 4:04pm

FBI News:

Dale Johnson went missing for more than a week before his body was found in a mountainous area near Mescalero, N.M., on July 8, 2011.

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs still are investigating the 58-year-old Mescalero man's death, and are asking the public for help.

Johnson's body was found in a remote area directly north of the Feast or Ceremonial Grounds on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

No information about the condition of the body is being released at this time.

Johnson's relatives reported him missing on June 29, 2011.

Anyone with information about what Johnson was

Okhay Owingeh Pueblo Man Sentenced to Probation for Embezzling $25,900 from Cities of Gold Casino

on October 13, 2012 - 10:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning in Albuquerque federal court, Calvin R. Trujillo, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation for his conviction on a theft by an employee of a gaming establishment on Indian Land charge. Trujillo also was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution.

Trujillo pled guilty May 24 to criminal information charging him with theft by an employee of a gambling establishment on Indian Land, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In his plea agreement, Trujillo admitted that, between Nov. 10, 2010 and Dec.

Main Hill Road Work To Be Completed This Weekend

on October 13, 2012 - 10:10am



The New Mexico Department of Transportation will complete its pavement rehabilitation work on N.M. 502 this weekend.

The hill to Los Alamos, from mile marker 4 to mile marker 6, has been periodically closed since Oct. 2.

The road will be closed again today until approximately 2:00 p.m. while crews mill the centerline and finish striping work.

Weather permitting, the project will then be completed.

NMDOT advises all motorists to take the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route to Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when road work is in progress.



Pueblo Joins Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

on October 12, 2012 - 12:15pm

RCLC News:

...Ohkay Owingeh first Pueblo to officially join Regional Coalition

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced today that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition.

In joining the Coalition, the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the Board while maintaining their inherent powers of self-government and sovereign immunity.

“We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities," We look forward to participating and supporting this most

Bandelier Celebrates National Archeology Day

on October 12, 2012 - 9:01am


Bandelier National Monument invites the public to celebrate National Archeology Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

“This day is set aside to encourage exploration and discovery of the rich cultural resources in the monument,” Superintendent Jason Lott said.

Several events will be held in Bandelier for the public to enjoy.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., join the monument’s archeologist, Rory Gauthier, for a hike to explore Duchess Castle and the Conquistador.

Participants will visit the complex site known as Duchess Castle which contains pueblo

sites occupied for over two hundred years and

Vehicles Again Travel Main Hill Road

on October 11, 2012 - 9:36pm

Vehicles were allowed to drive on the Main Hill Road this afternoon as all that appears left to be done on the renovation project is to paint the center stripe. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

Traffic Advisory: I-25/St. Francis Drive Ramp Closures Set

on October 10, 2012 - 7:54am

NMDOT News::

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that the southbound I-25 off-ramp to northbound St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. 

Crews are closing the ramp to allow for the removal of an overhead sign structure. Southbound I-25 motorists headed to Santa Fe Thursday are advised to take the Old Pecos Trail exit.

In addition, the northbound I-25 off-ramp to northbound St. Francis Drive will be closed Thursday night and Friday night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. while bridge work is done.

Motorists are urged to


Cheese and Popcorn Recalls Issued

on October 7, 2012 - 8:18am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department issued press releases for recalls on two products sold in New Mexico.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn products were recalled including:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Almond Biscotti
  • American Cheese
  • Apple Crisp
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Black & White Drizzle
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Roasted Peanuts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Drizzle
  • Kettlecorn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Wasabi Reserve

The products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers and consumers through the Internet on or after Aug.

The 20/20 Campaign Recognizes Eight High Growth Companies in Northern New Mexico

on October 5, 2012 - 10:16pm

Eight companies were announced on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Spirit of Innovation event in Santa Fe as part of the 20/20 Campaign to celebrate small businesses in Northern New Mexico. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6 to 8 p.m. The 20/20 Campaign aims to recognize and support 20 high-growth companies by the year 2020 that are becoming major employers in Northern New Mexico. Together the companies in the 2012 class employ around 270 people and have combined revenues of over $59 million.

Collaborating partners will select a handful of businesses each year.