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Don't Let Animals Feast on Your Trash

on October 15, 2013 - 7:59am

Hungry bear helps himself to leftovers. Courtesy photo

Reminder: As winter approaches, hungry animals are looking for a meal. Don't let them find it in your garbage can.

Keep cans in the garage and put them out for collection on the morning of trash pickup to avoid creating a mess, either for yourself or for your neighbors when the wind blows.

Halloween Hijnx With Derby Dames Oct. 19

on October 15, 2013 - 7:55am


Mini-Sumo Robot Construction Class Oct. 24

on October 15, 2013 - 7:49am

LAR News:

Los Alamos Robotics will hold a mini-sumo robot construction workshop and class ending in a mini-sumo tournament.

The class is free as is the competition. The class is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24, and Nov. 7 at 4711 Quemazon in Los Alamos (This location may change, so be sure to contact Dave Jones at the email below to attend.) Be sure to purchase parts in time for the first class. The competition is Nov. 14.

There will be two competitions: one for “entry level” and one for “advanced.” The “advanced” competition is open to all mini-sumos – even if you don’t attend the class.



Dorothy Hoard Speaks About Homesteading on Pajarito Plateau

on October 15, 2013 - 7:43am
Archuleta homestead cabin. Photo by Terry Foxx

PEEC News:

Dorothy Hoard, local historian and author of several books on the homesteading era in northern New Mexico, will lead give a free presentation at PEEC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. There is no need for advance registration.

During the presentation, Hoard will help attendees envision what it was like for homesteaders who lived in this area in the 19th century.

In 1887, when the Chili Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad commenced, it opened up the land around us, which would eventually become Los Alamos, for settlement.


Food on the Hill: Blonde Zucchini Bread

on October 15, 2013 - 7:38am

This Week's Recipe:

Blonde Zucchini Bread
Photo by Sue York/

Ingredients (Makes Two Loaves)

  • 3 ¾ cups bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups of shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. In one bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a larger bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients about ¼ at a time until all incorporated.

Photo by Sue

Democrats Meet 7 p.m. Thursday at UNM-LA

on October 15, 2013 - 7:28am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos invites all Democrats to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at UNM-LA in building 2.

On the agenda is information about the debt ceiling, the sequester, the budget and how the government shutdown will affect Los Alamos. Also, a discussion of upcoming plans and events.

Farmers Market Celebrates Fall

on October 15, 2013 - 7:24am


Only three Los Alamos Farmer's Markets are left this season! Don't miss out on chilis, wreaths, squash and many other fall treats.

The market is 7 a.m. to around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. in downtown Los Alamos.

Watch Tuesday's School Board Meeting Live on

on October 14, 2013 - 4:55pm


Anyone unable to attend Tuesday's Special Board Meeting at 5 p.m. at the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School can watch it streamed live on the Los Alamos Daily Post.

There is much interest in the meeting called by Board President Jim Hall to formalize the guidance given to administration at the Oct. 8 Board Meeting. At that meeting, 29 teachers expressed to the board their concern with the new state-mandated teacher evaluation program.

At Tuesday's meeting, Hall is expected to present the following motion for discussion and possible action.


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 9, 2013

on October 14, 2013 - 12:16pm

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 29 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of battery by a household member on Yucca Street.


Oct. 3 at 12:04 a.m. / Police arrested Jarrod Romero, 33, of Santa Fe at Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Oct. 3 at 9:09 a.m.

How to Avoid Bird Strikes on Windows

on October 14, 2013 - 11:47am
A Los Alamos resident wrote the Los Alamos Daily Post the following: This is in response to your recent photo article regarding the 'bird temporarily stunned.' As you probably know, bird strikes on windows is a major cause of songbird mortality. Our problem was compounded by having large houseplants near the windows and bird feeders nearby. Here's how we solved it with inexpensive window markers. Courtesy photo

NBC News Interviews Los Alamos Businesses on Government Shutdown

on October 14, 2013 - 11:19am

NBC News Producers Dennis Funes and Dana Roecker visited Los Alamos Sunday to learn more about the impact of the government shutdown on small business. They met with Manager Dan Saxton of Metzger's Do-it-Best Hardware in White Rock and owner Cyndi Wells of Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos and also interviewed Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Manager Katy Korkos. The interview air dates will be scheduled soon on NBC. Photo by Katy Korkos

NBC News Producers Dennis Funes interviews Manager Dan Saxton of Metzger's Do-it-Best Hardware in White Rock Sunday about the impact

Power Outage on Bryce and Connie Saturday

on October 14, 2013 - 9:58am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage Saturday affecting 32 customers in the neighborhood near Bryce and Canyon in White Rock.

The outage began at approximately 10:49 a.m. and full power was restored by 12:05 p.m., by rerouting power. Permanent repairs are underway today.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Cancels October Meeting

on October 14, 2013 - 9:31am

RCLC News:


The October meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is cancelled.


The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Nov. 7 in the Council Chambers of the City of Española, 405 N. Paseo de Oñate.


For more information,  visit the Regional Coalition website at


About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:


The Regional Coalition is comprised of eight cities and counties surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to

Bird Temporarily Stunned on Walnut Street

on October 14, 2013 - 9:03am

This bird was temporarily stunned after flying into a window at a residence on Walnut Street Saturday. The bird remained motionless on the deck of the home for a few minutes of recuperation before flying away. Photo by Robert Beberniss

LALT's 8x10 Production: Eight 10-minute Plays In One Show

on October 14, 2013 - 8:42am

LALT News:

Come see the 8x10 Production at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. This increasingly popular format offers eight different 10-minute plays all in one show.

It provides an opportunity for local aspiring and established playwrights to share their creative efforts, a chance for new directors to get their feet wet, and the breakthrough moment for a new actor to get a moment in the spotlight.

Seven of the plays are locally written, six represent directorial debuts, and a number of actors new to the LALT stage will perform. This show represents community theatre at its finest:

  • Love Rules

Governor to Join Historic Signing of National Guard Agreement with Communities of Faith

on October 14, 2013 - 8:22am

Gov. Susana Martinez


ALBUQUERQUE - Gov. Susana Martinez will join with leaders of the New Mexico National Guard, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services to sign the historic Partners in Care agreement at 10 a.m. today, at the New Mexico National Guard Readiness Center, 600 Wyoming Blvd., in Albuquerque.

NMNG Adjutant General Andrew Salas, Archdiocese of Santa Fe representative The Very Reverend John Cannon, and DVS Cabinet Secretary Timothy Hale join for a historic PIC signing agreement ceremony presided over by Martinez.


Columbus Day Became Federal Holiday in 1937

on October 14, 2013 - 7:54am

Christopher Columbus

Staff Report

Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on Oct. 12, 1492.

It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years.

As historians have


Trees Reflect Fall at Camp May and Area

on October 14, 2013 - 7:26am

Golden Aspen trees at Camp May Sunday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

A tree reflects fall colors near Romero Cabin in downtown Los Alamos Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A bright yellow tree dominates a White Rock neighborhood Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos GOP Meets Oct. 17

on October 14, 2013 - 7:11am
GOP News:

The Republican Central Committee and other interested Republicans are invited to the Party's October meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Room 608 on the UNM-LA Campus.

Plans for future events will be discussed, planned and organized. All party workers are invited to share their ideas. Party principles and rules also will be discussed.

Breaking News: Los Alamos Firefighters Rescue Teen From 100-Foot Fall into White Rock Canyon

on October 13, 2013 - 10:13pm

High angle rescue experts from the Los Alamos Fire Department lift a 15-year-old Los Alamos girl up from a 100-foot fall into White Rock Canyon today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rescuers carry the girl to an awaiting ambulance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

A 15-year-old Los Alamos girl was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital with unknown injuries today after falling 100 feet into White Rock Canyon.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes did confirm that the girl was able to communicate with her rescuers.

"She fell in a difficult

Poll: Majority of Americans Would Vote to Replace Entire Congress

on October 13, 2013 - 12:21pm

Results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll show if given the chance, 60 percent of Americans would vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative. Read the full poll here (.pdf)  Courtesy photo

Lujan Grisham: Protect New Mexico’s National Labs

on October 13, 2013 - 11:51am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) spoke on the House floor Saturday night about the importance of New Mexico’s national laboratories and the need to pass a clean funding bill that will reopen the government, restore funding to the national labs and prevent lab employees from being furloughed.

Below is a transcript of her remarks and a link to the video.

Click HERE to watch the video.

“Thank you very much to my friend and colleague from California.


Education Funding 101: It’s Time to Address Education Funding

on October 13, 2013 - 11:50am
It’s Time to Address Education Funding
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

This school year, Los Alamos Public Schools received $33M from State ($25M) and Federal ($8M) governments but is operating at a budget of $36M. The gap between revenue and expense ($3M) was paid primarily from the Los Alamos Public Schools lease fund. 

Even though Los Alamos Public Schools spent about $3M over the State and Federal allotments, some Los Alamos families have been negatively impacted by a shortage of school funds.

Chimney Sweep Spotted in Eastern Area

on October 13, 2013 - 11:16am

A chimney sweep was spotted on a rooftop in the Eastern Area Saturday clearing away a buildup of ash and soot. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to create a draught and draw air over the hot coals or wood in the fire below, enabling continued combustion. During normal operation, a layer of creosote builds up on the inside of the chimney, restricting the flow. The creosote can also catch fire, setting the chimney and the home or building alight. The chimney must be swept to remove the soot to avoid potential disaster. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Bonnie J.