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LANL's Dr. Steven P. Girrens Named ASME Fellow

on April 26, 2015 - 8:13pm

Via video during a special event Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Research Park, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich congratulates new ASME Fellow Dr. Steven P. Girrens, at left, and commends him for his achievements in the field of engineering. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Dr. Brad Meyer, Sharon Stover and Dr. Alan Bishop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
A hush fell over the room Thursday evening as word came that Dr. Steven P. Girrens had entered the elevator at the Los Alamos Research Park.

Santa Fe CIR: Talk On Mexico By Roderic Ai Camp

on April 26, 2015 - 5:04pm

Roderic Ai Camp

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a World Affairs Discussion Event at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

The topic is The Democratic Paradox in Mexico: Increasing Governability and Declining Trust in Democratic Institutions.

The speaker is Roderic Ai Camp, Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont Mckenna College and founding member of the Advisory Board, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Smithsonian Institution.

Professor Camp’s presentation will

Local Expert To Lead Monthly Wildflower Walks

on April 26, 2015 - 4:47pm

Wildflower expert Chick Keller, right, leads a wildflower walk for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric

Wildflowers along Quemazon trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller

PEEC News:

Starting this month, PEEC's Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will begin leading monthly Wildflower Walks.

These will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.

The Wildflower Walks will take place over the next

Letter To The Editor: Victims But No Victimizers

on April 26, 2015 - 2:32pm

Los Alamos

During the last few months, we have seen many protests over the death of suspects at the hands of police. The protesters claim the rights of the suspects were violated. Some claim the suspects were murdered by the police.

We have heard calls to the defense of the police, that they too are often victims, placed in situations of peril as they seek to carry out their mission of defending the peace, a mission bestowed upon them by we the people.

We have also heard that many police departments enforce the laws unequally, that minorities are unfairly targeted,


Smart Design With Suzette: A Kitchen Renovation ... Getting Started

on April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
A newly renovated kitchen. Courtesy/Suzette Fox
A white kitchen. Courtesy/Suzette Fox
Smart Design With Suzette
A Kitchen Renovation – Getting Started

The kitchen is my favorite room to design. Kitchens represent family, nourishment, friends and laughter. Kitchens are also the most challenging. Huge mistakes can be made. These mistakes have lasting implications as a result of decisions that were not thought through.

This article will be the first in a series on kitchen renovation.

Morning Snow Shower Comes To Los Alamos

on April 26, 2015 - 11:21am

Snow falls on the area this morning including these back yards near Urban Street. Photo by Chris Clark/

2015 Dog Jog Results

on April 26, 2015 - 11:16am
Ted Romero clocked the fastest time in Saturday's Dog Jog. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Times, Runners only, Dog Jog 2015

1. Ted Romero, 20:18
2. Kyle Butler-Moore, 21:12  (winner with dog)
3. Lyle Cunnigham, 23:06
4. Vikki Saga, 23:30 (female winner with dog)
5. David Telles, 26:27
6. Duncan Hammon, 26:50
7. Paul Richardson, 29:56
8. Dave Kolman, 29:59
9. James Clifford, 30:28
10. Nikki Cunningham, 31:26
11. Chris Fontes, 31:27
12. Jessica Mendez, 31:40
13. Jacob Mendez, 31:42
14. Bob Garnett, 32:12
15. Namrata Menoa, 32:17
16. Elisabeth Perry, 32:59
17. Sam Crooks, 34:16
18. Grafton

Zia Realty Group's Weekly Featured Homes & Properties: Today's Open Houses

on April 26, 2015 - 11:16am

See all of Zia's properties here.


79 Chiquita, White Rock NM 87544
$205,000.00 Open Sunday, April 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Realtor: Pearl White
Desc: 4 BD, 1.75 BA, 2 GA, 1605 Sq Ft., 0.27

1990 Manzanita Los Alamos NM 87544
$599,000.00 Info: Open Sunday, April 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Realtor: James Chrobocinski
Desc: 4 BD, 2 BA, 2 GA, 3630 Sq Ft., 0.37
943 Alamo, Los Alamos NM 87544
$229,500.00 Open Sunday April 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Realtor: Carrie Montoya-Pegg
Desc: 3 BD, 2 BA, 2 GA, 1839 Sq Ft. 0.16
1981 Camino Uva Los Alamos NM 87544
$299,000.00  Open Sunday, April 26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

New Nature Center Enhances Earth Day Activities

on April 26, 2015 - 10:31am

Children participate in an activity called 'Walks Like a Wolf' during PEEC's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the new Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Michele Altherr

Future birders in the observation room Saturday during Earth Day activities at the new Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Michele Altherr



Visit LAAOR's 28 Top Open Houses Today!

on April 26, 2015 - 10:12am


The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® is sponsoring Open House Sunday today with 28 homes participating throughout Los Alamos and White Rock, hosted by 10 local REALTORS®. 

The times and locations for these 28 open houses are published on the front page and in the Real Estate Section of the Los Alamos Daily Post. The list also is available on the LAAOR website at under the LAAOR Documents tab.

The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) was established in 1977. Originally it consisted of 16 REALTORS®. It has been as large as 100 members and today is 42

PEEC's Earth Day Celebration Scenes

on April 26, 2015 - 9:57am
PEEC's annual Earth Day event was held Saturday this year because the new Nature Center grand opening was held on Earth Day, April 22. During Saturday's event, Espanola Wildlife Center volunteer shows off a Mexican Spotted Owl who lives at the Wildlife Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Percussion on instruments made from recycled materials. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Earth Day crowd at Saturday's event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Electric car gets a double take from JJ Chrobocinski. Photo by Bonnie J.

Runners, Walkers And Waggers Enjoy Dog Jog 2015

on April 26, 2015 - 9:28am
Runners in the 2015 Dog Jog take off from the starting line Saturday at Rover Park in White Rock. The event benefits Friends of the Shelter. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walkers and their dogs on the move early in Saturday's Dog Jog. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Runners and their pups keep up a fast pace. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young Dog Jogger runs with his pooch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Dogs, walkers and a rider. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Taking a quick ride. Photo by Bonnie J.

Home Country By Slim Randles: To Gentle A Horse

on April 26, 2015 - 9:17am
Home Country

Steve, the tall cowboy of us philosophy types, was riding a young horse through town the other day to get him used to “boogers.”

To gentle a horse, he explained, you give them something to booger at, and then talk them out of it. You keep coming up with new boogers and calming the horse until screaming fire engines and jet exhaust are no problem at all.

He rode up to the Campbell house and saw Anita, Dud’s wife, shaking out a throw rug. The young horse began blowing nuclear snot all over the front yard and his eyes bugged out.

“Anita,” Steve said, “would you

'A Dose of Reality' Campaign Launched To Combat Teen Prescription Painkiller Abuse

on April 26, 2015 - 9:17am
HSD News:
SANTA FE  the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) announced Tuesday a new statewide prevention campaign to further combat prescription drug abuse.
Called A Dose of Reality, the campaign educates youth and their parents about the serious risks of addiction and overdose from prescription painkiller abuse.
Every day, almost 2,500 youth nationwide between the ages of 12 and 17 will abuse prescription drugs for the first time. In New Mexico, nearly one in 11 high school students report having abused prescription painkillers.

Pastor Granillo: Words Matter

on April 26, 2015 - 9:15am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Words Matter

My mother has washed my mouth out with soap on more than one occasion. Of course my parents came from a time when this was acceptable and they believed that what came out of your mouth mattered.

Today this practice is probably less common, and maybe even frowned upon, but I would argue that what comes out of your mouth still matters. What each one of us says or does makes a difference—whether good or bad.

In Mark 7:14-15 (NIV), Jesus told the crowd around Him, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.

Heinrich Introduces Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

on April 26, 2015 - 8:33am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D- N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced Thursday the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, a bill to make it easier for kids to connect with the outdoors and realize the many physical and mental health benefits associated with a more active, outdoor lifestyle.
Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc. in the House of Representatives.
"The Healthy Kids Outdoors Act would enrich the lives of our children, improve public health, and

Los Alamos School Board Approves 2015-16 Budget

on April 25, 2015 - 11:30pm

School board members and new Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, right, discuss the budget at Thursday's school board meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

After a long deliberation, the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Board of Education approved the budget for the 2015-2016 school year, during a special board meeting Thursday evening at Chamisa Elementary School.

The budget is $38.8 million, which is a $1.6 million increase over the current budget.

While the budget was approved, there were amendments.


Scenes From Los Alamos High School 2015 Prom

on April 25, 2015 - 11:29pm

Los Alamos High School seniors Sopahn Kellogg and Nick Torres are crowned King and Queen of the Prom this evening at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus

Isaac Dunwoody and Emily Hopkins are crowned Prince and Princess of the Prom. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus

Chaperones are ready to welcome prom goers this evening to Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Gene Schmidt

Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Tony Riker welcome the first limo to the prom this evening at Buffalo Thunder. Courtesy photo

Earth Day Festivities Celebrated At Nature Center Today

on April 25, 2015 - 10:47pm

Earth Day festivities were held at the new Los Alamos Nature Center today. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Los Alamos Nature Center hosts Earth Day event today. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Obituary: Frank S. Abeyta Oct. 14, 1920 – April 15, 2015

on April 25, 2015 - 10:00pm

FRANK S. ABEYTA Oct. 14, 1920 – April 15, 2015

Frank Abeyta “beat the odds” until April 15, 2015 when he died peacefully at the age of 94 in Albuquerque, NM.

Frank was born in Parkview, NM on October 14, 1920 to Jose Amado Abeyta and Josefita Gomez Abeyta. He was one of eight children that grew up in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

After serving in the US Army during WWII he moved to Los Alamos where he was a driver for Zia Company. He met the love of his life, Ida Trujillo and they married in 1949. Frank and Ida honeymooned in Mexico City, which was uncommon at the time.



Rare California Condor Spotted In Los Alamos Yard

on April 25, 2015 - 11:31am

Los Alamos resident Joe Fitzgibbon spotted a rare California condor in his backyard Friday on Arizona Avenue. The condor is shown here with a much smaller raven. Photo by Joe Fitzgibbon

This rare California condor spent 20 minutes Friday in Joe Fitzgibbon's backyard on Arizona Avenue. Photo by Joe Fitzgibbon


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Joe Fitzgibbon looked out his window at about 5 p.m., Friday and saw a California condor standing in his backyard looking back at him.

"He stayed for 20 minutes and I squeezed off 90 plus pictures before ravens chased him off,"


Check Out This Weekend's Massive Open House Event!

on April 25, 2015 - 11:27am


This is a great weekend to tour the top open houses in the area! There are 34 homes to visit Sunday throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe. Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

If you Build It They Will Come: First Friday Night At Beer Coop's Bathtub Row Brewing

on April 25, 2015 - 11:14am
Patrons packed Bathtub Brewing Friday night on its opening weekend. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bartender Cody Ulibarri draws a pint. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op has opened in Central Park Square. There will be an official grand opening in May.

Patrons may bring food into Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op and until the brewing equipment is fully up and running - a variety of New Mexico beers from other establishments will be served. House beers should start coming online in about three weeks.

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is open daily:

Letter To The Editor: Sierra Club Talking Points Being Debunked

on April 25, 2015 - 11:07am