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No June Meeting For Local Democratic Party

on June 13, 2016 - 9:40am
DPLA News:
There will be no monthly meeting of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County this evening.
The next meeting will be the opening of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Campaign Headquarters in Central Park Square in late July.

Daily Postcard: Sunset At Summer Concert

on June 13, 2016 - 9:10am

Daily Postcard: Sunset at the Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Patricia Dentler

NMED Cabinet Secretary Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on June 13, 2016 - 8:55am

New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn visits the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office on Central Avenue recently following a meeting at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn with his Communications Director Allison Majure during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office on Central Avenue. Majure is a Los Alamos resident and most recently worked for the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DOE’s Environmental Management Hosts Community Day For Legacy Cleanup Work AT LANL 3-5 p.m. Today

on June 13, 2016 - 8:32am





EM-LA News:

The Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office invites the public to meet with Solicitation officials to discuss the Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract. 

The Solicitation team is seeking public input for consideration for the final RFP.

The meeting is 3-5 p.m. today, June 13, in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 on third floor of Los Alamos at the Mesa Library, 2400 Central Ave.

RSVP by email to, or or call 505.665.5658. For more information on the

LAHS's Wilbur Wang Is Rotary Student Of The Year

on June 13, 2016 - 8:20am

Rotarian Vince Chiravalle recently introduced Student of the Year Wilbur Wang to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Wang was selected as one of nine students from the Class of 2017 for his exceptional GPA and particularly for his community service as a youth leader to Café Scientifique; as a tutor in math, sciences and German; and as a volunteer in church mission work. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Hilltalkers speech and debate team, the LAHS tennis team, and an award-winner in the DOE Science Bowl.

Mass-Shootings In U.S. Since January 2009

on June 13, 2016 - 8:00am

A first anniversary rememberance ceremony of the Fort Hood massacre. Courtesy/

HSNW News:

Between 2008 and 2013, the FBI used a narrow definition of mass shootings – limiting the designation “mass shootings” to incidents in which an individual (in a handful of cases, more than one individual) “kills four or more people in a single incident (not including the shooter), typically in a single location.”

In 2013, the FBI changed its definition, moving away from “mass shootings” to identifying an “active shooter” as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting

Pickling Class At Trinity On The Hill June 16

on June 13, 2016 - 7:49am

A jar of bread-and-butter pickles. Courtesy/wikipedia


The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Pickling Class 1-3:30 p.m., Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Four spaces remain open for this class but those interested in attending must register by Wednesday by calling the Extension Office at 505.662.2656.

Pet Of The Week: Mico The Dog

on June 13, 2016 - 7:37am
Mico the dog. Courtesy photo
FOS News:
Mico is a beautiful (but underweight) German shepherd mix that absolutely loves attention. He does well with other dogs, older children, and he even enjoys cat buddies! Mico also is housetrained and knows basic obedience commands.
This sweet guy would love to come home with you for walks, attention, and to help him put on a bit of weight and get to a healthier size for his breed! 
Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m., Sundays.
Mico the dog. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Football Club Finishes 3rd At Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament

on June 13, 2016 - 7:32am
Atomic City United in Denver. Front row from left, Dakota Duran, Ben Rees, Trystan Osburn, Malcolm Carr, Jesse Prime, Cade Cummins and Christopher Koh. Back row from left, Coach Wolfgang Runde, Danny Castano, Adam Listwan, Alex Bullock, Kaoru Shimada, Cid Rice, Christopher Blue and Coach Mike Prime. Photo by Tom Shimada

Coach Runde strategizes at halftime. Photo by Tom Shimada


The Los Alamos Football Club under-16 boys team Atomic City United finished 3rd in the gold bracket of the recent Kelvin Norman Memorial Soccer Tournament in Denver, Colorado.
Atomic City

Letter To The Editor: Response To ‘A Mountain Of Reasons To Abolish Office Of Sheriff’

on June 13, 2016 - 7:24am
By Sheriff Marco Lucero
Los Alamos County

As your Sheriff I have done my best to enhance public safety in our community. I was told when I first ran for office that politics is dirty business, and I replied, I’m not a politician; I’m a law enforcement officer. It is disappointing when members of our community wrongfully label you as a raving, power seeking and anti-government extremist. Boy, I surely didn’t expect that when I ran to be your Sheriff.

For those of you who know me and what I hold true to, you know that I have done my best to keep a calm professional demeanor.

Possible Quorum Notice For Solar Tree Dedication

on June 13, 2016 - 7:00am
A Possible Quorum Notice of County Council members has been issued for the 2 p.m., June 23 ribbon cutting and dedication of the Solar Tree in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.
The notice is available online here.

Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Heather Garcia

on June 12, 2016 - 8:01am

2015-16 Leadership Los Alamos program graduate Heather Garcia. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges

CBP Seizes 14 Rolls Of Contraband Bologna

on June 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Fourteen rolls of Mexican bologna found in vehicle. Courtesy/CBP


EL PASO -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Agriculture Specialists working at the El Paso, Texas area port of entry Thursday seized 14 rolls of Mexican bologna.

Bologna is a prohibited product because it is made from pork and has the potential for introducing foreign animal diseases to the U.S. pork industry.

The seizure was made at approximately 9 a.m.

Daily Postcard: Honey Island Swamp Band Plays Pond

on June 12, 2016 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: The Honey Island Swamp Band performing Friday Night At Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Letter To The Editor: Disappointed With Lack Of Respect

on June 12, 2016 - 7:47am
Los Alamos

Saturday afternoon as I was leaving my home on Rover Boulevard near Grand Canyon, I was surprised to see two police cars with lights on approaching. I quickly realized, however, that a hearse (also with lights flashing) was following the police, and that the three vehicles were leading a funeral procession.

I pulled over to the side of the road to show my respect for the deceased and the mourners.

As the procession continued to pass going the other direction, I glanced into my rearview mirror and was surprised to see two vehicles behind me, proceeding as if


Lap Dog Rescue Hosts Adoption Event June 18

on June 12, 2016 - 7:46am
Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico will hold its first ever adoption event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 18.
The event is at the Pooch Pantry Boutique and Bakery on 301 N. Guadalupe St., in Santa Fe.

Triatomics Splash n' Dash #1 Results

on June 12, 2016 - 7:44am
Happy finisher. Courtesy photo
Triatomics Splash n Dash series started Wednesday night. Clay Mosely turned in the overall best time of 27:01 on the long course. At total of 45 athletes participated including four youth. 
There will be three more Splash n Dashes this summer. The next one will be held June 22. Registration is from 6:20 to 6:50 at the back of the Aquatic center and the first swimmer starts at 7. The event is free and open to athletes of all abilities and ages. 
For more information about the Splash n Dash or the Triatomics club visit 

Letter To The Editor: Apparently Council Deems Sheriff To Be A Mere Puppet

on June 12, 2016 - 7:43am
Los Alamos

Los Alamos County Code 304.4: The Sheriff shall have those powers and duties assigned to sheriffs by state statutes, including the powers of a peace officer, but the Sheriff shall not duplicate or perform those duties in this Charter or by ordinance or resolution assigned or delegated to the County's Police Department.

Via "resolution assigned", Council deems that it "can" delegate any and, indeed, all of the sheriff's duties to the Police Department as it so chooses! Vise versa?

Leadership Los Alamos Elects New Officers

on June 12, 2016 - 7:41am

Newly elected Leadership Los Alamos Officers, from left, Chair-elect Brian D'Andrea, Secretary Katie Thwaits and Chair Terry B. Priestley. Debbie Reiss, not pictured, was re-elected to serve as treasurer. The new officers were elected at the organization's annual meeting held Thursday at the home of Sharon Stover in White Rock. Libby Carlsten, Devon Durrer and Jorge Maldanodo also were appointed to the Board of Directors during the meeting. Photo by Sharon Stover

Members of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos Board of Directors with Dawn and Art Brown, center. Photo by Sharon Stover


Pastor Raul Granillo: Questioning God

on June 12, 2016 - 6:24am
Los Alamos

Questioning God.

I doubt anyone has not had at least one moment when they have questioned God. After all, we are human, and this world is full of things and pains that we just don’t understand. It has been that way since the fall. That is probably why the Bible is full of instances when man questions God, or struggles with what God is doing (Ps. 10,44,74,77; Hab. 1:2; Jdg. 6:36-40). It should be emphasized that there is nothing Biblically wrong with asking hard questions and putting them to the test. In fact, Paul writes,

“Test everything.

Faith And Science Summer Series On 'What Makes Us Human?' June 15

on June 12, 2016 - 6:19am
The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum is holding a third summer series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?”, continuing on June 15 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m., and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m.
Our hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks will be aimed at a general audience. All are welcome. Follow our blog here

Scenes From ChamberFest 2016

on June 11, 2016 - 4:56pm

Kids have some soapy fun in the Party 2 Go’s bubble pit during today's ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

James Nesmith models the USS Los Alamos submarine cap distributed today during ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Dave and Tina Martinez of David Dogs sport festive aprons while serving lunch to a hungry crowd during ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A jeep is shown off during the 4X4 show at ChamberFest today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Eddie of the Nomads serenade the crowd at Chamberfest with

Scenes From Dodge Ball Challenge At ChamberFest

on June 11, 2016 - 3:27pm

Winners of the ChamberFest Dodge Ball Challenge Show Down at high noon today in downtown Los Alamos. From left, Steve Weingart of LAMC, David Jolly of Metzger's, Patrick Sullivan of LACDC, Bill Wadt lf LACDC Board, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Cindy Rooney of UNM-LA and Nancy Partridge of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo
House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard gets ready to play a friendly game of dodge ball during ChamberFest at high noon today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Rodger Waterman hurls a ball at the opposing team during today's

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Ashley Pond Park

on June 11, 2016 - 10:11am

Daily Poastcard: Evening begins to fall Friday on Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Rockhound Geology Outing: Shark’s Tooth Ridge

on June 11, 2016 - 10:05am

Join geologist Patrick Rowe June 18 to uncover shark teeth samples in Cabezon. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Shark teeth in New Mexico? On Saturday, June 18, local geologist Patrick Rowe will lead an outing to Cabezon in search of fossils. Participants can expect to find shark teeth from the Cretaceous Period.

The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 8 a.m. before carpooling to the site. If you live in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, you are welcome to meet us at the gas station just as you enter San Ysidro on US 550 at 9 a.m.