Frequently asked questions
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YES! There are many ways you can contribute to the Los Alamos Daily Post.
You can write stories and take photographs of news worthy things you see going on such as sporting events, unusual activities or beautiful / interesting scenes and submit them for consideration. We love our community correspondents!
If your feeling darn guilty about getting all of this incredible content for free, then you can assuage that guilt by providing your contribution to the cause of good locally owned reporting.
You can contribute (not tax deductible) to the Los Alamos Daily Post by clicking on the following PayPal link:
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We are continuously adding new features to the Los Alamos Daily Post news site. You may notice changes from time to time. Don't be alarmed, it's normal. If you believe that something on the site is "broken," please let us know by going to the "Contact Us" menu item and sending us a note describing the problem. That would be a big help to us and we thank you in advance for taking the time to inform us of any problems you notice.
Our goal is to make the Los Alamos Daily Post the very best local news and information portal on the Internet!
We use Mozilla Firefox for our site development work. Because of this, Firefox will naturally provide a viewing experience closest to what our developers have intended. If you are using another browser and things appear "strange" please let us know by using our "Contact Us" menu selection.
We noticed recently that on Android phones, if you are using the Opera mobile browser, the rotating banner ads don't rotate ... you only see the first ad. Of course we are aware that you want to see all the ads. On Android phones, we know that the browser that came with the operating system renders the Los Alamos Daily Post in spectacular fashion.
The Los Alamos Daily Post doesn't have an events calendar per say, but does have a link at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar that takes readers to the Community Events Calendar, which is maintained by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber keeps track of a large variety of events going on in and around Los Alamos and allows groups to sign up to its calendar system to enter their own events (or you can have the Chamber's staff enter the event for you.) We suggest designating a group member to keep the Chamber’s calendar up to date.
You will see other calendars and schedule links in the same right-hand sidebar area on the Los Alamos Daily Post. Check them all out as it's a great way to discover what's going on.
We also publish "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview" usually on Thursdays, that advances local and regional activities and events for the upcoming weekend.
We are happy to run "stories" about your activities. Include a good photo (maximum width 1024 pixels) and a written description of what your group is up to. What we are looking for is more than a calendar listing. Instead it's about prose, personalities and images that tell an interesting story to our readers about your group, its people and your activity. We can't guarantee everything will be published, but we will do our very best, especially if your story is well written and interesting to the general audience.
We would like to thank the Chamber's staff for their hard work in maintaining their events calendar for the entire community. Thank you!
And a big Thank You to our community reporters and photographers who help make the Los Alamos Daily Post a great local and regional news portal. We are growing every day because of YOU!
The world of video for the Internet is in flux. The past standard method for displaying video on the Internet has been through an Adobe Flash plug-in. A new standard where no plug-in is required (video is display directly by browsers rather than using an external plug-in) is rapidly evolving. New standards in HTML5 specify how video is handled by browsers. You can read about HTML5 Video HERE.
Google's Youtube is the leader in the use of video on the Internet. We will keep an eye on Youtube and the standards as they develop. Currently, we still recommend that you install the Adobe Flash video player if you have trouble playing LADailyPost videos.
You can download Adobe Flash directly from Adobe.com HERE. (Note that you will be asked if you would like to include McAfee Security Scan Plus. Uncheck the check box if you do not want McAfee to be installed on your system.)
If you would like to join Youtube trail of the HTML5 video player you can do that HERE.