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House Speaker Don Tripp To Give Remarks At Stover Campaign Kick-off Today

on May 10, 2016 - 8:53am

House Speaker Don Tripp


Sharon Stover, Republican candidate for New Mexico House Dist. 43, announced that House Speaker Don Tripp will give special remarks at her kick-off event this afternoon in Los Alamos.

“Speaker Don Tripp and I have worked together on juvenile justice issues for many years,” Stover said. “I am honored by his willingness to travel to Los Alamos from his home in Socorro to support my candidacy and help celebrate the start of my campaign.”

Dist. 43 candidate Sharon Stover

Tripp was elected in 1999 to represent House Dist.

Officials Break Ground On TA-3 Substation Replacement Project At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 10, 2016 - 8:13am
Officials break ground on the TA-3 Substation Replacement Project during a ceremony Wednesday at LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/
Bonita Rogozinsky, Federal Project Manager for NNSA Acquisition & Project Management delivers welcoming remarks at the groundbreaking for the new Substation at LANL. Photo by Chris Clark/
NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Kim Lebak. Photo by Chris Clark/
Staff Report

Officials broke ground Wednesday, May 4 on a Substation Replacement Project at TA-3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Scenes From Gathering Of Nations PowWow 2016

on May 10, 2016 - 7:52am
New Mexico is host to the world's largest PowWow. The 34th annual Gathering of Nations PowWow 2016 was well attended and a most spectacular event. Natives from more than 600 tribes and pueblos proudly represented their heritage with colorful costumes, traditions and dancing April 27-29 in ALbuquerque. Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Photo By Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation Taps John Grassham For Interim Executive Director

on May 10, 2016 - 7:17am
John Grassham
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History (NMMNH) Foundation board of directors has selected John Grassham to serve as the interim executive director of the NMMNH Foundation.
Grassham was previously the development director for the NMMNH Foundation. He succeeds Jotina Trussell who recently announced her retirement.
“John brings over 20 years of leadership and philanthropy/development experience, and we believe he will bring an even-keeled approach that will help guide the organization until a permanent replacement is identified in the coming months,”

Curbs Going In At New DNCU In White Rock

on May 9, 2016 - 10:10pm

Obituary: Bill Olson June 15, 1929 - May 5, 2016

on May 9, 2016 - 8:12pm
BILL OLSON June 15, 1929 - May 5, 2016
Bill Olson passed away at his home in Los Alamos May 5, 2016 at the age of 86.
He was born June 15, 1929 in Rock Island, Illinois to Willie and Irene Olson. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sisters and survived by his wife, Lyn, children and spouses, Holly and Robert Vigil, Eric and Mary Olson, James and Danielle Olson, and seven grandchildren. He was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and on the board of Self Help.
Bill graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, attended both the University of Southern

First National Santa Fe Wins Sonny Brown Business Of The Year Award From Rotary District 5520

on May 9, 2016 - 8:04pm
Michelle Coons, President of First National Santa Fe, center, accepts the Business of the Year award from Rotary District Awards Chair Prudy Abeln and District Governor Tom Walker. Courtesy photo
FNSF News:
SANTA FE  First National Santa Fe is the winner of the 2016 Sonny Brown Business of the Year Award from the Rotary District 5520.
First National Santa Fe was chosen as the winner out of multiple nominees from across New Mexico and Far West Texas in the large business category due to its dedication to the Santa Fe community, high quality banking services and commitment to its employees.

Central Avenue Road Work Underway Through May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 7:59pm
Asphalt warranty work is underway at the corner of Central Avenue and 20th Street and motorists can expect flagging operations through Wednesday from 20th Street to Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAC News:
Due to inclement weather the warranty work on Central Avenue has been rescheduled.
Starting today, May 9, the contractor will begin asphalt warranty work at the corner of Central Avenue and 20th Street. Motorists can expect flagging operations from 20th Street to Bathtub Row through Wednesday, May 11.
The County apologizes for the inconvenience.
Direct questions or

Evacuation Lifted For Residents At Caballo Peak Apartments Following Overnight Explosion

on May 9, 2016 - 5:30pm

Residents of Caballo Peak Apartments at 3100 Canyon Road were allowed to return home at 4:30 p.m. today after an explosion early this morning caused some of the buildings in the complex to be evacuated. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The force of this morning's explosion inside this apartment blew out two windows and the front door and sent shattered glass flying some 200 feet across Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Debris is strewn across the parking lot in front of Apartment 11 following this morning's explosion at the Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road.

Community Invited To Open House For Greg Fisher

on May 9, 2016 - 12:19pm

Greg Fisher


The family of Greg Fisher invites the community to attend an open house held in commemoration of Greg Fisher Tuesday, May 10 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge.

Community members are welcome to stop by anytime from 4:30-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, however, bring your own beverage (BYOB) is requested.

Tuesday’s memorial will be in lieu of any funeral service in Los Alamos, and instead of flowers, the family has requested donations in Greg Fisher’s name as follows:


Greg R. Fisher Memorial Account
Los Alamos National Bank
Account # 0184656601

Update On Investigation Of Today's Explosion At Caballo Peak Apartments On Canyon Road

on May 9, 2016 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos police, firefighters, the state fire marshal and AFT are investigating the early morning explosion at Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

The Los Alamos County Bomb Truck is on scene at Caballo Peak Apartments where an early morning explosion injured one man and caused the evacuation of the building. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

LAPD News:

At this time, the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department are continuing to work at the scene of the explosion that occurred early this morning at Caballo Peak

Class Of 2016 Senior Paint Night May 15

on May 9, 2016 - 12:01pm

Obituary: Margaret (Geringer) Davis Oct. 2, 1937 – March 8, 2016

on May 9, 2016 - 11:30am

MARGARET (MAGGIE) DAVIS Oct. 2, 1937 – March 8, 2016

“If we cannot share a little kindness in this life, what are we here for?”

Maggie (Geringer) Davis passed away peacefully in her Bozeman, MT home on March 8th, 2016 with her children at her side.

She was born in Wheatland, WY to Elizabeth and Henry Geringer on Oct. 2, 1937. Her siblings are Jeri, John, and Darlene. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Darlene Fabricius.

She received her Bachelor of Science and Certificate of Physical Therapy from the Univ.


Explosion Rocks Caballo Peak Apartments

on May 9, 2016 - 10:31am

An early morning explosion blew out the window of this unit at the Caballo Peak Apartments today at 3301 Canyon Road. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

The State Fire Marshal is on scene at the site of an explosion inside this unit early this morning at the Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road. AFT is expected to arrive within the hour. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/


Los Alamos Daily Post
An early morning explosion inside a unit at the Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road injured one man and forced the evacuation of the entire building.


Letter To The Editor: Chris Chandler's Education, Experience And Background Needed On Council

on May 9, 2016 - 10:12am
Los Alamos

Chris Chandler, Los Alamos County Council candidate, has worked for many years to move Los Alamos forward. Her analysis of legislative matters at the county and state have been invaluable to the legislature and county. For these reasons and many others, please join me in supporting Chris for Council.

Chris’s previous service on county council guided our community during some very difficult times. She however, remained a constant steady voice of reason. Her education, experience and background are needed on the council.

Bike And Gear Swap Saturday June 4

on May 9, 2016 - 10:10am

Bikes for all ages crowded the Co-op lawn at the 2015 Bike and Gear Swap. Courtesy photo

Bikes for all ages crowded the Co-op lawn at the 2015 Bike and Gear Swap


The 5th Annual Bike and Gear Swap, a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Tuff Riders, will take place at 170 Central Park Square, three doors down from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 4.

This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed, or garage.

LAFRW Hosts GOP Candidates Noon Thursday

on May 9, 2016 - 9:36am


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its May meeting at noon Thursday, May 12 in the Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer Place.

The community is invited to attend the event and meet the Republican candidate for County Clerk, Naomi Maestas as well as Republican candidates for County Council Patrick Brenner and Jaret McDonald.

For further information, contact Donna MacDonald 505.662.4001.

Chamber Hosts Business After Hours May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 9:04am

Lunch With A Leader: State League President Dr. Meredith Machen May 17

on May 9, 2016 - 9:02am

Dr. Meredith Machen




The League of Women Voter's community event, Lunch with a Leader, features State League President Dr. Meredith Machen, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Mesa Public Library.  


Dr. Machen graduated from Boston University with degrees in English and Sociology/Anthropology, and earned a PhD in English from UNM. Teaching while working on dissertations, she and her husband Stephen decided to stay in New Mexico and raise their daughter rather than pursue academic research and university teaching careers.



Robotics Presentation For 6th Graders May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 8:11am

LAMS News:

The Los Alamos Middle School Beta Hawks Robotics Team will describe their activities and plans for next school year during a presentation, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the gymnasium at Barranca Elementary School.

While everyone interested in viewing the LAMS robots are welcome, the presentation is ‘geared’ to answer 6th graders’ and their parents’ questions about the robotics program. The Beta Hawks will bring their robot, Epic, to demonstrate and are preparing their presentation to let 6th graders know what they need to know to be on a First Technical Challenge team.


Daily Postcard: Scene From Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

on May 9, 2016 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: White and blue booths at Ashley Pond Park Saturday for the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

XQ: The Super School Bus Visits Los Alamos Today

on May 9, 2016 - 7:35am

  • Community Event Features Interactive School Bus and XQ Project Applicants

Today the XQ: The Super School Bus will be in Los Alamos, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park - its fourth stop on a multi-city national bus tour.

For the first time, XQ: The Super School Project is providing communities the tools to source innovative ideas from the community and take a community based approach to rethink and redesign high school from the ground up.

Los Alamos Olions Clean Up At Popejoy Awards!

on May 8, 2016 - 11:28pm

Los Alamos High School Olion Devon Mccleskey wins Best Actor at this evening's Popejoy Awards in Albuquerque. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS drama teacher David Daniel dedicated his Best Director win to Rachel Saxton, the previous LAHS drama teacher. Best Actor winner Devon Mccleskey moves on to the Jimmy Awards (high school Tony's) on Broadway in New York. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

LAHS Drama teacher David Daniel wins Best Director at this evening's Popejoy Awards. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Josh Vigil and Lauren Partin win Directors Choice Choir. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Staff Report

The Los Alamos

LAHS Track & Field 2-5A District Championship Results

on May 8, 2016 - 9:56pm
6300:  From L to R, Chris Buntain, Kai Coblentz, and Connor Bailey lead the pack in the 1600 m. They took the first three places in this event, with Chris and Kai qualifying for State. Photo by Blake Wood
From left,  Maddy Foley, Sophia Galvez and Talia Dreicer make it look easy in the 1600 m. They took the first three places in this event, with all three qualifying by time for State. Photo by Blake Wood
Elijah Velasquez had a big day, winning both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and breaking the LAHS freshman record twice in the triple jump. He qualified for State in all three events. Photo

Just 10 Minutes A Week To Reimagine Education!

on May 8, 2016 - 8:05pm
By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
LAPS Superintendent
Join the conversation ... 10 Minutes A Week To Reimagine Education!

There will be a link to a video, podcast or article sent out each week for people to watch, share and talk about. Plus:

Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., a group of folks who have watched the video will host a conversation at a Coffee Klatch held in the Smith’s Starbucks and they hope you will join them to chat, listen, discuss, and share. Educators, parents, students, community members are all invited.

Our first meeting’s topic is personalized learning. 

Please watch this short