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Los Alamos Checks Out Solar Eclipse

on August 21, 2017 - 4:10pm

A group of people check out the solar eclipse this morning on the deck of the Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

Jessica Morgan models her special glasses at this morning's viewing of the solar eclipse from the deck of the Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

Andy Fox checks out the solar eclipse this morning from the sidewalk in front of his department store in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ronda Jones observes the solar eclipse from the parking lot in front of Shannon Corporation on Central Avenue.

View Of Solar Eclipse From Valle Grande

on August 21, 2017 - 4:01pm

View of the solar eclipse at 11:50 a.m. today from the Valle Grande where it was quite cloudy, but once in a while the sun would peek through, allowing a good view. Photo by Laurie Waters

Scenes Of Solar Eclipse Viewing At Nature Center

on August 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

People gathered this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center to view the solar eclipse. Photo by Chris Clark/

Scene of solar eclipse this morning from the Los Alamos Nature Center.  Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from solar eclipse viewing this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/

Scene from solar eclipse viewing this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/

PEEC staff project the telescope view of the eclipse onto a white board this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris

‘Big Foot BBQ & Blues Fest’ Jemez Springs Sept. 2

on August 21, 2017 - 3:13pm

Possible Big Foot sighting. Courtesy photo


JEMEZ SPRINGS—A new event in Jemez Springs is sure to stir up some enthusiasm over Labor Day weekend – the first ever Big Foot Barbecue and Blues Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.

Area resident Felix Nuñez originated the event. He has been fascinated with the idea of the elusive Bigfoot creature, following several unexplainable sounds he’s heard and documented in the Jemez Mountains over the years.

“Although I don’t want to hang my hat on Bigfoot’s existence, I think there’s been a lot of fascinating audio

ALERT: AG Balderas Warns New Mexicans About Fraudulent ‘Make-A-Wish’ Sweepstakes Scam

on August 21, 2017 - 10:13am

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert today regarding callers posing as officers of a “Consumer Protection Agency,” who have been telling New Mexicans they’ve won hundreds of thousands of dollars in a sweepstakes allegedly conducted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The supposed winners are told they must first pay money to cover taxes, insurance and/or courier fees in order to claim their “prize.” The scammers are asking New Mexicans to send or wire upwards of $3,500 in order to claim their fictitious “prize.”  


USS Santa Fe Returns From Deployment

on August 21, 2017 - 10:07am
PEARL HARBOR -- STS2 (SS) Robert C. Deboer proposes to his now fiance after the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) made its homecoming arrival at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing its latest deployment, Aug. 15. The submarine's ability to support a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance, has made Santa Fe's one of the most capable submarines in the world. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton
USNO News:

Los Alamos Historical Society’s Annual Gala – Go Back In Time For An Evening At The Ranch School Sept. 16

on August 21, 2017 - 9:57am

Brownmoor girls came from Santa Fe to dance with the young men at LARS. Courtesy/LAHS


A woman gazes across the room, transported in time.

She is wearing her evening gown, and he is in his old boy scout uniform! They are dressed in such attire to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Los Alamos Ranch School, reminiscent of the time when Brownmoor girls came from Santa Fe to dance with the young men at LARS. The bell atop Fuller Lodge rings out across the Historic District, rung by the winners of the night’s raffle.

Glowing Chupacabras Win 2017 Men’s Slow Pitch Softball A-league Regular Season Title For Third Year!

on August 21, 2017 - 9:10am

The Glowing Chupacabras, back row from left, Matt Lyons, Mike Harris, Bill Newell, Erik Swensen, Hunter Eaton, Lance Eaton, Brian Hollander and Nate Velasquez. Front row from left, Lane Saunders, David Fox, Matt Schmidt, James Miller, Travis Tenner, Head Coach Rob Steiner and James Rodriguez. Not pictured, Scott Wimer, Brian Bluhm, Jake Downs, Ken Hansel, Bret Lockhart and Joel Maassen. Courtesy photo


The Glowing Chupacabras, sponsored by Exit Realty of Los Alamos, win the 2017 Men’s slow pitch softball A-league regular season title for the third year in a row!


Concerned Citizens Launch Website Remembering Those Shot And Killed In New Mexico

on August 21, 2017 - 9:08am


Concerned citizens take on gun violence in New Mexico with a new website that highlights the lives of those shot and killed in New Mexico.

Yusef Lovato and Ron Schwartz have created a website that memorializes victims of gun violence in New Mexico. With the help of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Lovato and Schwartz have spent countless hours researching and collecting the stories of those senselessly killed by guns in New Mexico.

“This invaluable new website will create much needed awareness on the issue of gun violence in New Mexico.

Meow Wolf Sponsors 93rd Burning Of Zozobra Sept. 1

on August 21, 2017 - 8:26am
Collective Pays Tribute To Powerful Creative Spirit Of Santa Fe’s Own Original Burning Man. Courtesy photo
ART News:
SANTA FE  Popular Santa Fe-based arts collective Meow Wolf has announced a major sponsorship for this year's Burning Of Zozobra, the 93rd annual burn Friday, Sept. 1 of Labor Day Weekend. 
The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural extravaganza staged every year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic Fiestas de Santa Fe, which at over 300 years is the oldest continual public celebration in

Study: 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges

on August 21, 2017 - 7:56am
With back-to-school season upon us and several states, such as New York and Rhode Island, offering free community-college education starting this month, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the cheapest rates, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 700 community colleges across 14 key indicators of cost and quality.

Former Manager Of Mescalero Apache Tribe Owned Childcare Center Pleads Guilty To Theft Charge

on August 21, 2017 - 6:54am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The former manager of Team Members Childcare Center (TMCC), a childcare center owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe and operated at the Inn of the Mountain Gods (IMG) on behalf of its employees that require childcare pled guilty Aug. 14 in Federal Court in Las Cruces, to a theft of government money charge.
Gina McPherson, 49, of Capitan, was arrested May 1, 2017, and was charged by criminal complaint with theft of public money. According to the criminal complaint, McPherson committed the crime from Sept. 2011 through Jan.

TSC Partners With PSI To Align Metrics In Measuring Sustainability Issues In Potato Supply Chain

on August 21, 2017 - 6:48am
TSC News:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced its mutual membership and partnership with the Potato Sustainability Initiative (PSI) to align metrics in measuring sustainability issues in the potato supply chain.
TSC and PSI will work together to align sustainability metrics for over 500 potato growers and key retail partners. This partnership will also help streamline reporting by potato growers to retailers by working together to align metrics between PSI and TSC.

Udall Touts Kirtland’s Critical Mission & Cutting-Edge Technology In Meeting With Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

on August 21, 2017 - 6:47am
Udall and Pawlikowski agree that sequestration and threatened government shutdown would be dangerous for national security and service member morale. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE — Aug. 14, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall met with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center to discuss Kirtland Air Force Base’s critical national security mission, cutting-edge technology, and future plans for harnessing the base’s research and development capabilities to maintain the United States’ technological advantage.
As a

McQuiston: The ABCs Of Fire Extinguishers

on August 21, 2017 - 6:33am
The Jemez Agency
The ABCs Of Fire Extinguishers – What You Need To Know
It might seem hard to believe, but there are some people that feel fire extinguishers are not a valuable fire protection method.
The fact is, most people have limited knowledge of fire extinguishers and their intended use. A fire extinguisher can certainly be a lifesaver.
There are numerous factors to consider when selecting the proper fire extinguisher. Selection, location, servicing, and training are the key elements of utilizing fire extinguishers to their full capacity.

Navajo Man From Shiprock Gets 30 Months In Prison

on August 21, 2017 - 6:32am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Byron Harold Peshlakai, 26, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced in Federal Court in Santa Fe, to 30 months in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Peshlakai will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Peshlakai was arrested in October 2016 on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the indictment, Peshlakai killed the victim with his vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation Oct. 25, 2015.

LA Daily Post Updates Letter To The Editor Policies

on August 21, 2017 - 6:31am

LADP News:

Anonymous letters to the editor are streaming in to the Los Alamos Daily Post in record numbers. In an effort to be fair to all concerned, the Post is updating its policy.

Going forward, anonymous letters and letters written under pseudonyms will not be considered. Writers with compelling issues, but reluctant to disclose their name, are encouraged to contact us and we will consider investigating those issues and, if warranted, write a story.

Letters submitted to the Los Alamos Daily Post should preferably be 150 to 200 words. No attachments, please.

For verification purposes,


Daily Postcard: Fawns Graze In Pajarito Acres

on August 21, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. They were spotted once with their mother but usually are in a particular backyard by themselves. They have nice spots typical of fawns. They usually run or sometimes prance away fast when they spot the homeowners, so grabbing a photograph has been a challenge. Photo by Bob Reedy

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Bob Reedy

Hilltoppper Boys Soccer Shut Out St. Michaels

on August 20, 2017 - 3:18pm

Dark clouds hang over Sullivan field as the Boys Topper Team and St. Mike’s Horseman met Saturday aftermoon for their game ... but that did not slow ether team as they both came to play some serious soccer. Photo by John McHale/

Tristan Semelsberger heads the ball for a goal during a corner kick at the 19:53 mark. Photo by John McHale/

Adam Listwan herds the ball at near center field. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a physical and challenging match, the Los Alamos


DPU Notes Increase In Gas Leak Reports

on August 20, 2017 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

A spike in suspected gas leaks reported to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities and Los Alamos Fire Department last week was mostly related to leaking appliances, according to the County’s Deputy Utilities Manager Jack Richardson.

There was a total of six calls Aug. 17 alone but Richardson said his supervisors were not really surprised.

“As we head into fall weather, people are relighting furnaces and using more gas, so we get more calls than we typically do.

LAPS: Solar Eclipse Safety Reminder

on August 20, 2017 - 2:28pm

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Greetings from the Superintendent’s Desk!

Well … it looks like we may have clouds and maybe even rain during Monday’s Solar Eclipse. In any case, this spectacular event offers a rare teachable moment about science and safety.

In Los Alamos, the Partial Eclipse begins at about 10:22 a.m. when the Moon touches the Sun's edge. The Maximum Eclipse will be at about 11:46 a.m. when the Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.

Here are some safety reminders for students and staff on Monday: 

  • The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or

Figuerido And Warren Wow Crowd At Friday Concert

on August 20, 2017 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos Summer Concert organizer Russ Gordon checks out Kandice Favorite's groovy shoes during the Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park, which featured Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A group of concert goers enjoy the music Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs for the crowd Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Guitarist Diego Figuerido and Drummer Michael Warren jazz it up at Friday's concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Features New Stained Glass Art

on August 20, 2017 - 2:11pm

Nambe artist Spin Dunbar created the newest piece of stained glass art at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Photo by Audrey Derell​/Courtesy 



​Los Alamos Daily Post


The newly installed stained glass window by Nambe artist Spin Dunbar at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church emcompasses elements celebrated at the church: The Holy Trinity, Martin Luther's heart design and Song. 

Spin Dunbar

The end result shows contemporary images of The Holy Trinity symbol and the Holy Cross as well as a visualization of sound waves in the

Hilltopper Girls Soccer Rout Santa Fe

on August 20, 2017 - 8:55am

Alix Hailey battles for the ball near midfield in the first half of the contest. Photo by John McHale/

Senior Elsa Gram battles for control near the topper goal in the second period. Photo by John McHale/

Jennifer Paige brings the ball down the left side through traffic in the second period. Photo by John McHale/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

It didn’t take very long to see the balanced attack and athleticism of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Girls Soccer team (record: 1-0) in a 10-0 shutout of the Santa


Daily Postcard: Western Area Walk Turns Into Standoff

on August 20, 2017 - 6:42am
Daily Postcard: An afternoon walk with the family dog Saturday in Western Area turns into a game of ‘chicken’ ... the big buck blinked. Photo by Brint Perera