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LAFSE To Problem Solve With School Board Thursday

on October 23, 2016 - 6:50pm

Former teacher Mary Van Eeckhout expresses her frustration saying, 'When I taught we felt so supported ... I don't know what happened to the olden days but I want them back.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard spoke with the teachers and board at the Oct.11 LAPS Board Meeting saying, “I am here to commit my support to work with the board and Dr. Steinhaus on the ‘Leave Me Alone Bill’ to get us some exemptions like the charter schools” and thanked the board for their support of the local teachers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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DEA Kicks Off Red Ribbon Campaign Today

on October 23, 2016 - 11:22am

DEA News: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today kicks off its annual Red Ribbon Campaign, the nation’s largest drug prevention effort.

The National Red Ribbon Campaign began after drug traffickers in Mexico tortured and brutally murdered Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985. Officially, Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationally Oct. 23-31; however, communities and school districts nationwide hold events throughout the month.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is dedicated to helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena's memory and further the

Registration For YMCA's Youth Basketball Program Ends Oct. 27

on October 23, 2016 - 11:10am

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA's Youth Basketball program ends Oct. 27. The program is for girls and boys in grades 1-6 and starts Nov. 1.

It is a skills development program, which includes competitive games on Saturdays during the months of December and January. Players are placed on teams based on their local school and will practice twice a week. The teams are co-ed for 1st-2nd grade, but boys and girls will be on separate teams for 3rd-4th grades and 5th-6th grades, if desired.

Cost is $120 / $90 for Y Members.

Letter To The Editor: What Is The U.S. Doing In The Middle East?

on October 23, 2016 - 11:02am
Los Alamos

We are involved in various ways in the wars in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. In most we are fighting against the Islamic State* with a limited coalition. The US position is to demand that President Bashar Assad step down and we support rebel factions fighting for the same goal. The Russian position is to support Assad against all rebel groups; they also support the fight against the Islamic State.

Unfortunately for the Syrian civilians this means the slaughter and flight of refugees continues unabated.

Chamber Breakfast Features HD 43 Debate Oct. 25

on October 23, 2016 - 10:38am

Chamber News:

House District 43 Candidates Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) and Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover (R) will debate economic development issues facing the state.

Each candidate will make an opening statement, followed by timed responses to questions from the Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief opportunity for the audience to question the candidates at the end of the program.

Register on the Chamber Events Page so the Chamber will know how many people to expect and prepare a name tag with Chamber Notes $$$$ at

Letter To The Editor: Endorsement Of Anne Nobile For County Probate Judge

on October 23, 2016 - 10:26am
Los Alamos

I enthusiastically support Anne Nobile for County Probate Judge. I have known Anne for a number of years and worked with her on behalf of Los Alamos schools issues; e.g., support of Jody Benson for the School Board, which was a successful endeavor. Anne's credibility for serving this judicial position is reflected in her having been appointed Probate Judge by our bipartisan County Council. Having served as the County's probate judge, she knows the job – and will faithfully continue to do the job needed and expected by County citizens.

In addition to my

Report: New Mexico Among States Still Funding K-12 Below Pre-Recession Levels

on October 23, 2016 - 10:03am


ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico’s investment in K-12 education—which is crucial for communities to thrive and the state economy to offer broad opportunity—has declined dramatically in recent years. New Mexico cut its general school funding by nearly 14 percent between 2008 and 2014, according to a new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

Although spending has been increased in more recent years, the report shows that New Mexico’s per-pupil spending is still 7 percent lower in fiscal year 2017

IRS Offshore Voluntary Compliance Tops $10 Billion

on October 23, 2016 - 9:48am

IRS News:

More Than 100,000 Taxpayers Come Back Into Compliance

PHOENIX – As international compliance efforts pass several new milestones, the Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts that they should use existing paths to come into full compliance with their federal tax obligations.

Updated data shows 55,800 taxpayers have come into the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) to resolve their tax obligations, paying more than $9.9 billion in taxes, interest and penalties since 2009. In addition, another 48,000 taxpayers have made use of

Sangre de Cristo Chorale In Los Alamos Today!

on October 23, 2016 - 9:27am

Courtesy image


The Sangre de Cristo Chorale begins its 39th season this weekend and today is performing in Los Alamos with Earth Songs at the United Church of Los Alamos. This concert is an exploration of the human condition, both on a global and intimate level. 

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes. Photo by Steven Noreyko

Fern Hill, John Corigliano’s masterpiece, is at the heart of this concert.

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes –well known to local audiences – will help Director Andrew Schmidt and his 40-member ensemble heighten the work’s impact.

Employee Appreciation Luncheon Quorum Notice

on October 23, 2016 - 9:03am


Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Fuller Lodge.

While a quorum of the Council may be present, no Council action wIll be taken.


Local GOP Gets Out To Vote Early

on October 23, 2016 - 8:41am

Local Republicans gather Saturday to vote early at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard. From left, local GOP 2nd Vice Chairman James Robinson, County Council Candidate Jaret McDonald, GOP Treasurer Jane Gordon, GOP Ex officio member Kelly Benner, Past GOP Chairman Robert Gibson and Council Candidate Incumbent Steven Girrens. Courtesy photo

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Queen Of Katwe

on October 23, 2016 - 8:16am

APS Golf Invitational At Los Altos Golf Course Results

on October 23, 2016 - 7:23am
LAHS Boys' Golf Team. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos High School Boys' Golf Team played Thursday at the APS Golf Invitational at Los Altos Golf Course.

The LAHS Boys' Golf Team earned its first team state qualifying leg of the season. They will need two more by the end of the season (3 total) for the team to qualify for the state championship at Canyon Club in ABQ in May. 

Team Results:

  • 1. Manzano; 316
  • 2. Los Alamos; 318
  • 3. La Cueva; 319
  • 4. Cibola; 387
  • 5. Bosque; 402
  • 6. Albuquerque High; 404
  • 7. West Mesa; 421
  • 8. Del Norte; 431
  • 9. Highland; 433
  • 10. Atrisco; No Team Score

Status Hearing On AFTNM-ATF Lawsuit Monday

on October 23, 2016 - 7:01am

Scenes From LAHS Choir Pumpkin Patch

on October 23, 2016 - 6:41am
Just my size! A young shopper chooses a pumpkin Saturday at the LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch.
The Patch is at 1100 4th St., in the Canyon School parking lot where Trinity Drive, East Road and Central Avenue meet. The Patch is open 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAHS Choir members and supporters sell their wares Saturday at the Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pumpkins waiting for owners at the Pumpkin Patch.
Photo by Bonnie J.

Letter To The Editor: Faux Outrage Is Comical

on October 23, 2016 - 6:37am
Los Alamos

RE: Mr. Birnbaum’s letter dated Oct 21, 2016.

Given Mr. Birnbaum’s silence during the last election cycle when his preferred candidate’s campaign used lies and vicious personal attacks, his faux outrage over political mailings is comical, bordering on hypocrisy.

However, what really matters is who will represent us in the legislature.

I’m not referring to who gets elected, but rather who will represent us after getting elected.

I served with Sharon Stover for two terms on the Los Alamos County Council that were separated by six years.

Scenes From 2016 Fall Arts & Crafts Sale

on October 23, 2016 - 6:35am
A tin smith artist at work during Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair sponsored by Fuller Lodge Art Center at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Glowing glass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artistic outhouses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Shining silver. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tasty tacos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gorgeous gourds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Pastor Granillo: Caretakers

on October 23, 2016 - 6:28am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos


God placed Human in the garden to reflect his image into the new world he was making— that is, to be the means, present and visible, whereby his own care of the garden and the animals would become a reality. And if Human was going to do this, Human was going to have to keep in tune with God.” – N.T. Wright.

Mankind was created with two basic purposes. The first was to exist in the presence of God—that is, every person was created to be in a sanctified relationship with God. We were made to enjoy, worship, and love God for eternity.

Chief Sgambellone Releases 3rd Quarter Crime Stats

on October 22, 2016 - 4:20pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the third quarter of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

In And Around Town: Oct. 21

on October 22, 2016 - 2:57pm
SUNDAY Oct. 23
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque. Everyone is welcome to this family fun event to meet the alpacas, shop for handmade gift items - roving, yarn, apples, honey and lavender. For more information, call 505.490.0160.
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque.

Outdoor Patio Takes Shape At Beer Co-op

on October 22, 2016 - 11:10am

Construction on the new outdoor patio is taking shape at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, 163 Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers from Delgado Wrought Iron weld the railing Friday around the new outdoor patio at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comPhoto by Carol A. Clark/

Seasonal Hanging Flower Baskets Removed Friday

on October 22, 2016 - 11:00am

The hanging flower baskets were coming down for the season Friday afternoon along Knecht Street in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Casper And The Boys Hang Out In White Rock

on October 22, 2016 - 10:42am

Casper, center, and the boys are spotted hanging out Friday on Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Los Alamos McDonald’s Construction Underway

on October 22, 2016 - 10:32am

Construction is moving right along on the new McDonald's in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center area on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. The restaurant is now accepting applications. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

House Dist. 43 Candidate Sharon Stover Listens To Medical Professionals At Healthcare Reception

on October 22, 2016 - 10:27am

Dr. Paul Daly, House Dist. 43 candidate Sharon Stover and Dr. Michael Nichols. Courtesy photo


Sharon Stover, Republican candidate for House Dist. 43 State Representative, recently met with Los Alamos physicians representing various medical specialties. Dr. Paul Daly hosted the discussion. Topics included reimbursement, recruitment, immunizations and mental health resources.

Stover has been visiting with residents throughout District 43 to gather their ideas on ways to enhance the lives of New Mexicans.