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Social Media: The End Of Social Graces?

on November 8, 2016 - 6:59am

Communication expert, professor and author Leslie Shore


Avoid the pitfalls of poor etiquette on social media with these five reminders from communication expert Professor Leslie Shore:

  • Don’t respond to a post or comment out of emotion - Take time to process what you have read or seen and allow yourself time to reflect on your thoughts before commenting out of anger or jealousy. You and your ‘friends’ will be grateful you did.
  • Remember who your ‘friends’ are - Before sharing your pregnancy, engagement, or other news on FB or twitter—think.

General Election 2016 Is Here: Polls Close At 7 p.m.

on November 8, 2016 - 6:47am



Today is the 2016 General Election and all registered voters in Los Alamos County who have not done so are encourged to get to the polls and vote.

The following Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., today:

  • Municipal Building, 1st Floor, Council Chambers (1000 Central Ave.)
  • White Rock Library – Multi-Purpose Room (10 Sherwood Blvd.)
  • Golf Course Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room (4290 Diamond Dr.)

SAMPLE BALLOT - White Rock  (Senate District 6 - Precincts 1-6)

SAMPLE BALLOT - Los Alamos (Senate District 5 - Precincts 7-17)

Statewide Sample Ballot

Daily Postcard: Sunflowers Shine In White Rock

on November 8, 2016 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: Sunflowers shine under the autumn and attract butterflies Sunday on N.M. 4 inWhite Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

'Manhattan Project National Historical Park' Nov. 15

on November 7, 2016 - 11:29pm
The Los Alamos Historical Society's November lecture features a panel on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, including the first Los Alamos appearance of the new MPNHP Superintendent Kris Kirby.
The “Manhattan Project National Historical Park” panelists include Kirby, Kirk Singer, Charlie Strickfaden and Ellen McGehee at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park was established in November 2015 to preserve portions of three World War II sites where the United States developed the

Letter To The Editor: We Urge Our Community To Reelect Stephanie Garcia Richard State Representative

on November 7, 2016 - 9:50pm

Signed by:
  • Susan Roach
  • Kyle and Mike Wheeler
  • Ken and Karyl Ann Armbruster
  • June Fabryka-Martin
  • Ellen Mills
  • Shelby and Tony Redondo

Well, we are finally here. The 2016 election is drawing to a close, and we as a group wish to share our conclusions with our fellow Los Alamos citizens regarding what we agree is the better choice to represent our community in the State legislature. We urge our community to reelect Stephanie Garcia Richard for State Representative.

We believe that Stephanie is the most qualified person for the challenging job of State Representative.

Senior Parent Night At LAHS Nov. 14

on November 7, 2016 - 7:57pm
LAHS News:
Current Los Alamos High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend Senior Parent Night beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 in the Speech Theater.
“Even though we just completed senior conferences, we want the opportunity to meet with students and parents who may still have questions about college applications, letters of recommendation, FERPA and Naviance,” explains Cindy Black, one the guidance counselors at the high school.
Other topics to be covered include scholarships, SAT and ACT, and writing essays for both college and scholarship applications.

LA Federated Republican Women Meet Thursday

on November 7, 2016 - 6:19pm


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its November meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer Place.

Community members are encouraged to attend.

For further information, call Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.

Letter To The Editor: Vote ‘For’ Question 1 To Eliminate Dangerous Confusion

on November 7, 2016 - 6:12pm
Los Alamos

John Horne’s recent letter cites various state statutes (laws) granting powers to county sheriffs. Unmentioned is the New Mexico Constitution, which is superior to those laws. Art. X, Sec 5C grants to Los Alamos County the power, through our County Charter, to establish our “form and organization … of government” and to “designate those officers which shall be elected.” The same section also allows us to designate “those officers and employees which shall perform the duties assigned by law to county officers.”

Under our current voter-approved Charter, Council

BPU To Hear Value Of Solar Study

on November 7, 2016 - 6:03pm


Utility Financial Solutions, LLC  (UFS) will present a study on the value of solar (VOS) and how to quantify the benefits that distributed solar generation creates for the Department of Public Utilities.

The presentation is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Board of Public Utilities’ meeting in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave. in Los Alamos. No Board action is planned.

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website, VOS “refers to methods used to determine the market value of distributed photovoltaic projects.” Looking at factors such as the

Letter To The Editor: The 1940’s Radio Hour --- A Great Veterans Day Weekend Activity

on November 7, 2016 - 5:48pm
Los Alamos

I was genuinely disturbed and disappointed by Bonnie Gordon’s review of the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of the 1940’s Radio Hour on November 5, 2016. I attended the same opening performance and it was a wonderful experience, enjoyed by every single person in the house with the obvious exception of Bonnie. I agree with Bonnie that she was not the ideal person to review the play and go further in saying she should have recused herself.

Yes, the characters were stereotypes but so what?

Drop In Prayer Room Every Monday

on November 7, 2016 - 3:37pm

Smoke Alarm May Have Saved Life In Local House Fire

on November 7, 2016 - 1:36pm

Los Alamos Firefighters battle the blaze at a home at 108 Sherwood Blvd. Wednesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Stephen Rinaldi/LAFDPhoto by Stephen Rinaldi/LAFD

Los Alamos Firefighters quickly contained the fire at 108 Sherwood Blvd. Wednesday morning and kept it from burning adjacent homes. Photo by Stephen Rinaldi/LAFD

The boarded up home Sunday at 108 Sherwood Blvd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
A blaring smoke alarm woke the male resident asleep Wednesday morning inside his home at 108 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

Letter To The Editor: Vote AGAINST Option 1 And Keep Your Sheriff

on November 7, 2016 - 1:34pm
Los Alamos County Undersheriff
Los Alamos County Charter Section 304.3:

Deputies of the Sheriff, police department, and peace officers. The council shall establishes as a Department of the county, a police department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the state and the ordinances of the county. The sheriff shall have those powers and duties assigned to the sheriff 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

Newspapers Endorse Dist. 43 House Candidates

on November 7, 2016 - 12:51pm

Bandelier Seeks Operator For Frijoles Canyon Eatery

on November 7, 2016 - 12:40pm

Location of proposed restaurant, historic Building 17 in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS


  • Offers Must Be Submitted by January 5, 2017

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the release of a prospectus for the award of a new concession contract to operate food and beverage service and limited retail in Bandelier National Monument.

The current concession contract for this service, held by Pajarito Plateau Trading Co., LLC, doing business as Bandelier Trading Company, will expire Dec.

CVNM Provides Update On Election Work

on November 7, 2016 - 11:13am

CVNM News:

At Conservation Voters New Mexico, getting involved in elections is an important part of our work. Our goal is to make sure that the conservation values of everyday New Mexicans are fully represented in the state capitol in order to ensure that our laws are effectively protecting our communities and environment. We work to elect candidates with strong conservation values to achieve this goal.

In the 2016 primary and general elections, CVNM engaged through its two PACs: CVNM Action Fund for endorsements and direct giving, and CVNM Verde Voters Fund for independent expenditures to

Five Los Alamos Scientists Receive 2016 Fellows Prize

on November 7, 2016 - 11:01am

Top from left, Jennifer Martinez, Jian-Xin Zhu and Christopher Stanek. Bottom from left, Marc Janoschek and Dana Dattelbaum. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • Researchers recognized for outstanding science research and leadership

Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been awarded the Laboratory’s prestigious Fellows Prize in the areas of science and engineering and leadership: Jennifer Martinez, Marc Janoschek, and Jian-Xin Zhu were awarded the Fellows Prize in science and engineering and Dana Dattelbaum and Christopher Stanek received the Fellows Prize in leadership.



FBI Seeks Woman Who Robbed Albuquerque Bank One Year Ago

on November 7, 2016 - 10:00am

FBI News:

Oct. 27, 2015, between approximately 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., an unknown female robbed the Bank of Albuquerque branch at 201 Wyoming Boulevard NE in Albuquerque.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are still looking for her.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 505.843.STOP.

Tips also can be submitted online at

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of this bank robber.

Information about this and other bank robbers wanted

SOS And AG To Provide Support To County Clerks At General Election Polling Locations Across State

on November 7, 2016 - 9:33am

Attorney General Hector Balderas


Today, New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter and Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Attorney General will assist the Secretary of State's Office in providing additional support to county clerks on Election Day, Nov. 8, to ensure proper conduct at polling locations around New Mexico.

New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter

State law provides that upon the request of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall assign investigators or lawyers to aid the Secretary of State on Election Day to maintain

Playing At Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 7, 2016 - 9:20am



PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center Panetarium will kick off the weekend at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 with an astronomy show by astrophysicist Galen Gisler that will investigate what is known about the origins of the universe.

Prehistoric sea creatures will come to life on the planetarium dome at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13, when fossil hunters reveal findings in remote locations and a prehistoric story unfolds.

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit or call 505.662.0460.

Reckless And Deadly Cougar Trapping Practices Underway Across New Mexico

on November 7, 2016 - 8:56am

Hikers should be on the alert and take care when walking dogs as cougar trapping got underway Nov. 1 in portions of Los Alamos County and across New Mexico. Courtesy/

APNM News:

  • Traps Put Endangered Species, Mother Cougars And Their Cubs At Risk

Animal Protection of New Mexico reports that more than a year after the New Mexico State Game Commission unanimously approved the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s (NMDGF) proposed Cougar Rule to allow widespread recreational cougar trapping for the first time in nearly five decades, individuals can now legally litter the state with

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Postpones November Meeting In Honor Of Veterans Day

on November 7, 2016 - 8:20am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is postponing its Nov. 11 board meeting until Dec. 9 in honor of Veterans Day.

Next Board Meeting:

  • Friday, Dec. 9, 9-11 a.m.
  • City of Santa Fe Council Chambers
  • 200 Lincoln Ave., 1st Floor
  • Santa Fe
Meeting Guest Speakers:
  • LANL's David Pisiri - Feynman Center of Innovation discussion on Technology Transfer
  • Los Alamos County's Linda Matteson - Updates on progress and future efforts for Manhattan Project National Historic Park

Nature And Politics Share The Scene

on November 7, 2016 - 7:30am

Bucks lounge on a lawn framing political signs for GOP candidates Sharon Stover running for House Dist. 43 and her husband Los Alamos County Councilor Steven Girrens running for reelection. Courtesy photo

Letter To The Editor: Vote To Keep Office Of Sheriff

on November 7, 2016 - 7:24am
Los Alamos

To the people of Los Alamos:

This community is about to make a very important decision to keep or abolish the office of our County Sheriff. Sheriff Lucero is a devoted, experienced Law Enforcement officer, parent and Christian. He has served this community with honor and integrity in spite of numerous attacks from those who fear that office.

Many of you are not aware that Sheriff Lucero went before the New Mexico State Legislature on behalf of this community and the entire state to propose a more rigid sentence for sex offenders, mostly emphasizing pedophiles.