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Hillary Clinton Makes History As First Woman Nominated By Major Party To Run For US President

on July 29, 2016 - 1:34pm

Hillary Clinton makes history Thursday as she accepts the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. TV Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky reacts to her mother's historic nomination while flanked by husband Marc Mezvinsky and father Bill Clinton at Thursday's national convention. TV Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Hillary Clinton made history Thursday evening during the national convention in Philadelphia as she accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The first woman to be chosen to run for the highest office in the

P&Z Comprehensive Plan Meeting Canceled For July 30

on July 29, 2016 - 12:45pm


The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 30 to discuss the Comprehensive Plan has been canceled due to a notification error.

A meeting to discuss the plan on Aug. 6 will proceed as scheduled. A second or possibly third meeting will be rescheduled in the future to discuss the draft land use maps and draft format of the Comprehensive Plan document.

The department thanks the community and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the July 30 meeting.

Daily Postcard: Hummers Party In The Rain

on July 29, 2016 - 12:24pm

Daily Postcard: A hover of hummingbirds is spotted partying on a Los Alamos fence during Wednesday's refreshing rain shower. Photo by Donna Reil

Chamber Of Commerce Golf Tournament Underway

on July 29, 2016 - 12:22pm

David Sutton of KRSN sinks one in the putting contest at the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament underway today at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The tournament benefits the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Loryn Herrmann

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on July 29, 2016 - 11:32am
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the 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 homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 1

on July 29, 2016 - 11:10am


The County has issued the lastest uppdate on road construction underway around the community. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Note: Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, please keep children away from construction areas, since they cannot always be seen by workers concentrating on their jobs. 

The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works Projects:

Canyon Rim Trail

  • Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail

Hilltopper Football Starts Monday!

on July 29, 2016 - 10:46am

Monday, Aug. 1, is the official start date for the Los Alamos High School Hilltopper football season. 

All interested athletes should report to Griffith Gymnasium at 8 a.m. with a completed physicals and registration on Info Snap. Players can register on Info Snap through the LAHS website. 

For more information, contact Head Coach Garett Williams at, 505.709.0164 or LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart.


Thieves Steal Crucial Wildland Firefighting Equipment

on July 29, 2016 - 10:42am

Bear Spotted On Canyon Road

on July 29, 2016 - 10:31am

Bear spotted near downtown at 900 Canyon Road. Photo by Anna Clark

A bear is spotted eating yellow plums. Photo by Anna Clark

A novel bear 'trail' on top of the fence line leading to and from the canyon. Photo by Anna Clark

Detecting Brain Waves With Atomic Vapor

on July 29, 2016 - 9:27am

A typical SQUID unit employed for magnetoencephalography. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

It’s really hard to hear what the brain is saying. Neural impulses -- currents of ions moving through channels between the brain’s 100 billion neurons at a potential of about 0.1 volt -- produce magnetic fields in the range of a trillionth of a tesla, about a 100 million times weaker than Earth’s magnetic field.

That electrical activity can be detected by electrodes placed on the scalp, or directly into the brain, that measure the difference in voltage between different points.

Summer Concert Features Blues At Rover Park Tonight

on July 29, 2016 - 8:53am
The Peterson Brothers play the blues at 7 p.m. today at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Clark/Stagelight Productions


Today's free Summer Concert features “The Peterson Brothers” at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they

Mars Rover’s Laser Can Now Target Rocks All By Itself

on July 29, 2016 - 8:45am
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some targets for the laser and telescopic camera of its ChemCam instrument. For example, on-board software analyzed the Navcam image at left, chose the target indicated with a yellow dot, and pointed ChemCam for laser shots and the image at right. Courtesy NASA

LANL News:

New software is enabling ChemCam, the laser spectrometer on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, to select rock targets autonomously—the first time autonomous target selection is available for an instrument of this kind on any robotic planetary mission.

Tales Of Our Times: Why A Larger Scope Is Scary

on July 29, 2016 - 8:36am
Tales of Our Times

New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Why a Larger Scope is Scary
New technology spreads people’s words and selected sound-bites ever faster, farther and more widely. Communication pathways broaden, yet the stories they carry grow more narrow. Thin stories keep a thin audience.
The goal today is not to reach more people, but to persuade doubly those who already agree with our views. Public arguments try to appeal to known believers—to inspirit the faithful.

Saint Job's Move To Trinity Drive

on July 29, 2016 - 8:17am
The dome assembly will be mounted next week on Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo
Interior view of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church opening soon at 1319 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo
By Fr. Theophan Mackey
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church

For over a year now, the people of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church have been anticipating a move.

Before this, for years, this congregation has worshipped and grown at the end of small cul-de-sac among the tall pines on Conoco Hill.

Voice Of Los Alamos Features Hargraves And Altherr

on July 29, 2016 - 8:00am

The Voice of Los Alamos radio show at noon today on 101.5 FM  features Los Alamos School Board Member Bill Hargraves with teacher Michele Altherr talking about the Odyssey High School Proposal, a national finalist in the XQ: The Super School Project Contest. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 29, 2016 - 7:57am


Senate Democrats Push Governor To Convene Emergency Special Session

on July 29, 2016 - 7:43am


SANTA FE – Senate Democrats have called on Gov. Susana Martinez to convene the New Mexico Legislature in an emergency special session to fix the quickly expanding budget deficit that has resulted from plummeting state revenues.

A new report last week revealed that the State spent between $150-$200 million more than it had budgeted in the fiscal year that just ended, and the year ahead looks even worse.

Obituary: Vito Peter Pizzuto Sept. 22, 1922 – July 15, 2016

on July 29, 2016 - 7:40am

VITO PETER PIZZUTO Sept. 22, 1922 – July 15, 2016

Vito Peter Pizzuto, 93, died July 15, 2016. Vito was born in Rockford, Illinois and was the only child of Sicilian immigrant parents. He worked many jobs while growing up to help support a poor family. His first full time job was as a tool and die maker for the Barber Colman Company. He then married his long time sweetheart, Helen Mitkusevitch, who was the greatest love of his life for over 71 years.

He was then drafted into the Army during WWII, was stationed in Okinawa where he rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant.


Navigating Central Avenue Improvements Phase 2

on July 28, 2016 - 4:50pm

Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos, left, and County Engineer Eric Martinez during a meeting Tuesday with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DPU Project Manager Clay Moseley, left, with Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos Wednesday afternoon at the project site at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A critical point in the Central Avenue Improvements Project Phase 2 lies underground.

In And Around Town: July 29

on July 28, 2016 - 4:49pm
FRIDAY July 29
2016 Los Alamos Sectional Bridge Tournament
The Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club (LADBC) hosts the 2016 Los Alamos Sectional Bridge Tournament, July 29-31, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC). Play starts at 2 p.m. Friday, July 29. In 2015, more than 100 bridge players attended the Sectional. A similar turnout is expected this year. The LADBC holds regular duplicate bridge and occasional team games four times a week, Monday at the White Rock Senior Center, and Tuesday through Thursday at BESC. More information about the club may be found at
Summer Concert

Safety Personnel Learn Mountain Bike Skills

on July 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross is teaching an International Police Mountain Bike Association course this week to public safety personnel. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Santa Fe Opera Brings Home A New ‘Capriccio’

on July 28, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ben Bliss (Flamand), Craig Verm (The Count), Amanda Majeski (The Countess) and members of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
1. Amanda Majeski (The Countess) in ‘Capriccio’ (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
Los Alamos Daily Post
High on the list of the world’s most creative accomplishments by an artist working late in life, Richard Strauss’s Capriccio was first produced in 1942, when Strauss was 78. Not seen in Santa Fe since 1992, a rousing new production of Capriccio was welcomed back this week  to the

LAPS Transportation Department Ready For School!

on July 28, 2016 - 4:33pm

LAPS bus. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Transportation Department is looking forward to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

All routes have a permanent driver ready to safely take students to and from school.

The mechanics have worked diligently throughout the summer inspecting the buses to ensure the safety of the students and community.

The community of Los Alamos also can help to ensure the safety of students by stopping their vehicle when the school bus lights are flashing red and the stop sign is extended.

Home Country: A Man Has A Perfect Right To Be A Little Strange

on July 28, 2016 - 3:54pm


We all know that someone will find Jenkins’s cabin. Someday. Oh, it’s up there in those hills somewhere. We all know that.

It’s become a friendly object of conjecture and speculation. No one living has seen it, as far as we know. Jenkins himself died quietly when he was on one of his infrequent trips to town for supplies. Funny guy, that Jenkins.

He worked in the city for years, mostly as a night watchman in a factory that made diapers. Didn’t really enjoy people much, and told us many times how nice it was to just be in the huge factory when it was quiet.

Then one day he

Heinrich Welcomes DOJ Request To Retrieve Stolen Acoma Pueblo Shield

on July 28, 2016 - 3:26pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a warrant to retrieve a stolen Pueblo of Acoma religious shield that's being held in France.
The shield was scheduled to be sold off by the EVE Auction House in Paris in May, but was cancelled after the Pueblo of Acoma, Senator Heinrich, and others worked to halt the sale.

"The Department of Justice's request to retrieve this sacred shield is welcome news, and I will work to ensure it's brought back to the Pueblo of Acoma where it belongs," Heinrich