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Sheehey Joins March For Women In Santa Fe

on January 22, 2018 - 5:51am
Los Alamos County Councilor and candidate for House Dist. 43 Pete Sheehey, left, and Los Alamos poet David Mutschlecner show their support for women Sunday at the Women’s March in Santa Fe. Photo by Naishing Key

Cinema Cindy Reviews: The Shape Of Water

on January 22, 2018 - 5:39am
Los Alamos

In his new movie, “The Shape of Water”, director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) creates a fable that seamlessly moves among several genres. He has created a horror-movie-inspired monster, brought as a captive into the cold war austerity of a government laboratory; Russians spies provide film noir style intrigue; an escape caper is planned; fantasy, sci-fi, romance, movie nostalgia, and dry humor are mixed in. Yet, it all hangs together as a lovely piece of directorial art.

Nearly Half World’s Busiest Airports Now Smoke Free

on January 22, 2018 - 5:36am

CIC News:

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world’s busiest airports are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke. The other 27 busiest airports allow smoking in designated or ventilated indoor areas.

The report published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first assessment of smoke-free policies in the world’s airports. More than 2.7 billion passengers annually pass through the airports included in the study.

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents La Familias Barela y Salazar Opening Reception Feb. 8

on January 22, 2018 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents Las Familias Barela y Salazar: Traditions in Taos Woodcarving, a group exhibition of work by descendants and artistic heirs of notable Taos woodcarver Patrociño Barela.
Carlos Barela, brother Luis, his son Daniel, daughters Antonia and Jessica, Pat Barela Rael and husband Dan all carve and continue in the family tradition.
Also included are works from the family of Leo G. Salazar, another well-known Taos carver who knew and was inspired by Patrociño’s carvings.

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 22, 2018 - 5:27am

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm, snow is in the extended forecast and the mountain crews are ready to open more terrain with more snow.

Mountain News:

*Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.

For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):


Joel Martin Fails To Appear For Court Hearing

on January 22, 2018 - 5:25am
Los Alamos Daily Post


An outstanding warrant from First Judicial District Court is in effect for one of two men arrested by Los Alamos Police Department in August after they fled from Smith’s Marketplace in a pickup and attempted to run down an LAPD officer.


Joel Martin


Joel Martin, 30, of Albuquerque was arrested following the incident and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated fleeing a police officer, receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal damage

Daily Postcard: Colorful Clouds Over White Rock

on January 22, 2018 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Colorful clouds fill the sky Sunday evening over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Los Alamos Finally Draws A Little Snow

on January 21, 2018 - 2:36pm

The recent storm delivered a bit of snow to Los Alamos as spotted here this morning at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A little snow also was spotted this morning in front of the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Residents Join Santa Fe March

on January 21, 2018 - 2:25pm

Los Alamos residents participate in today's march from the state Capitol to a rally for women's rights at the Santa Fe Plaza. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos residents in today's rally for women's rights at the Santa Fe Plaza. Courtesy photo

Helen Milenski Announces Bid For County Council

on January 21, 2018 - 8:44am
Helen Milenski
Los Alamos Daily Post

Helen Milenski told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she has decided to run for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

“I’ve heard it said that the best person for the job of a politician is the one who doesn’t want it and I’ve had to have my arm twisted pretty hard to get me to do this,” Milenski said. “I get emails every week from people who have seen what I’ve done and ask me to run for County Council. I get stopped in the grocery store and while sitting at Subway with my family.

Los Alamos Residents Participate In March For Life

on January 21, 2018 - 8:41am

Los Alamos residents, from left, Maureen Connolly, Jo-Ellen Brown and Jeff Brown Friday in Washington, D.C. at the 45th annual March for Life event. Courtesy photo

Scene from the 45th annual March for Life event Friday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Scene from the 45th annual March for Life event Friday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Scene from the 45th annual March for Life event Friday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Scene from the 45th annual March for Life event Friday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Heinrich-Led Directed Energy Weapons Program Gains Support From Key Pentagon Nominee Michael Griffin

on January 21, 2018 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a commitment from Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering nominee Dr. Michael Griffin to implement and advance the directed energy weapons program.
The $100 million program was established by Heinrich and Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) under Section 215 of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and is focused on getting directed energy weapons like high-energy-lasers and high-powered-microwaves out of the

SFCC: Information Sessions On PRO-TEC Program

on January 21, 2018 - 7:14am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College in partnership with Santa Fe County and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board announces a series of free information sessions  Jan. 22, Jan. 24, Jan. 27 and Jan. 29 about the Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PRO-TEC) program, which begins Feb. 26 at the college.
PRO-TEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.

Fr. Glenn: The Prescience Of Rodney King

on January 21, 2018 - 7:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well … this weekend the government “shut down”—the perennial threat tactic when the two major parties can’t agree (Can’t agree?! Gee, what a surprise). The news thereafter becomes a blame game shouting match … accusations a’flyin’… and weariness for all of us on the receiving end of the news. It seems that whatever one party proposes, the other party feels duty-bound to oppose, lest the first party get the least particle of political benefit.

Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act

on January 21, 2018 - 7:10am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), on behalf of a broad coalition of 25 national Jewish organizations, sent a letter Thursday urging Congress to ensure that a clean Dream Act was included in the must-pass spending bill that Congress.
This latest action comes as part of a week of critical advocacy surrounding the Dream Act, in which JCPA is playing a leading role.

JCPA’s Tammy Gilden spoke at an historic Latino-Jewish press conference on Capitol Hill with 140 Dreamers, joined by organized the Rep.

SBDC Helps Secure More Than $1.5 Million In Financial Assistance For Area Businesses

on January 21, 2018 - 7:06am
SBDC Business Advisor Anne Lantrip and UNM-LA SBDC Director Joseph Montes assist small businesses from the northern New Mexico area. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos helped secure more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to several of its clients through conventional and alternative commercial lenders in recent months. These clients are seeking to expand and modernize their respective product lines.

SBDC Director at UNM-LA Joseph Montes explained that there is significant commercial activity throughout northern

High Flyers Win At Winter Invitational

on January 21, 2018 - 7:05am
High Flyers Gymnastics team group photo. Courtesy photo
The High Flyers Level 2 gymnastics team from Los Alamos won first place team last weekend at the Winter Invitational held at Eagle Ridge Gymnastics in Rio Rancho.
The 11 girls on the team, who range in age from 6 through 10, were competing in their second ever meet. In individual awards, Lauren Evenhus placed first all-around with a score of 36.025 and also took home first place medals on uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Cora Perkins placed second on uneven bars and balance beam, while Emily

Annual DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Opens

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has just opened the 2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program.
For the past eight consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped over 60 deserving local area students with a combined $64,000 in scholarship funds. This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to

Morocco: Beacon Of Hope For Christianity In Middle East

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
The Franciscan Church in Essaouira, Morocco was once a lively center of faith and community. Today, it is crumbling and not accessible to the public. Courtesy/High Atlas Foundation 
High Atlas Foundation
Throughout history, Christianity has played a central role in the Middle East and North Africa. Distinct sites from both the ancient and modern times demonstrate Christianity’s unique and vast place in the region. Tragically, Christianity’s cultural and contemporary position in the region is persistently under attack.  
According to the World Watchlist Report (2017), the

Obituary: Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018

on January 21, 2018 - 6:52am

SHERRY LYNN (TUTTLE) RENINGER July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018

Sherry Lynn (Tuttle) Reninger, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died peacefully in her sleep on January 11, 2018. She was 86 years old.

Sherry was born to Edmund and Blanche Tuttle in Cody, Wyoming on July 16, 1931. She grew up in Cody, going to school, spending time at her uncle’s ranch and working at the local soda counter with her twin sister Marian, making and serving malts and milkshakes.

After high school Sherry and Marian attended the University of Wyoming.


Daily Postcard: Rainbow Sunset Over Los Alamos

on January 21, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow sunset colors the sky Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS


As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

Read Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on January 20, 2018 - 7:33am

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well.

Letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


Global Kids Game Jam At Los Alamos Makers

on January 20, 2018 - 7:06am

Los Alamos Makers draws a crowd of all ages for its weekly community coding and Raspberry Pi club. Courtesy/Prisca Tiassé Yoder

Los Alamos Makers News:

The Global Kids Game Jam is coming to Los Alamos for the very first time! The Kids Game Jam is a free worldwide annual video game creation challenge among teams of children and teens.

The event is sponsored by the CoderDojo foundationan Ireland-based "global network of free informal clubs for young people aged 7-17 to learn how to code and create with technology". In order to help engage more children in coding activities, the CoderDojo

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Qualifier Results

on January 20, 2018 - 6:41am
Axel Niklasson of Los Alamos leads skiers from Durango, Crested Butte and Boulder Nordic Clubs in his group during freestyle mass start race. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
From left, Los Alamos skiers Mila Moseley, Axel Niklasson, Liv Niklasson, Quanah Moseley, Madalyn Baily and Samantha Baily. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
What a difference a year and more experience makes. That was evident for the kids on the Southwest Nordic Ski Club (SWNSC) team who traveled to the Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifier (JNQ), Jan.