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Governor Launches 17-City Bus Tour In Los Alamos

on October 29, 2014 - 8:30pm

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez steps off the bus with the First Gentleman Chuck Franco this morning at Smith's Marketplace and greets Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the large crowd gathered at Smith's Marketplace this morning as the First Gentleman Chuck Franco looks on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez greets Los Alamos School Board member Jim Hall. The Governor appointed Hall to fill a vacancy in the legislature a couple of years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Special School Board Meeting Focuses On Superintendent Search

on October 29, 2014 - 4:57pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at the School Board Room at the Administration Building.

The meeting will focus on the search for a new superintendent.

The public is invited to attend.


Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham: Air Force Awards $7.4 Million Air Force Contract To Albuquerque Software Company

on October 29, 2014 - 9:40am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Stellar Science Will Support Directed Energy Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Air Force has awarded a $7.4 million contract to Albuquerque’s Stellar Science Ltd. Co. to support research and development into directed energy at Kirtland Air Force Base.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Kirtland is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which builds upon New Mexico’s strength in science and technology to conduct research to advance U.S. national security.

USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Headquarters

on October 29, 2014 - 9:26am

USDA State Director Terry Brunner visited the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters Friday to talk about potential projects and programs for Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

After meeting with Los Alamos County officials Friday, USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office to introduce himself and share information about his organization. 

Brunner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He oversees six field offices and the state office in Albuquerque.

Donald Kendall Celebrates 80th Birthday

on October 29, 2014 - 9:10am
Don and Frances Kendall on a recent trip to Ireland. Courtesy photo
Friends and family are gathering 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Oppenheimer Place in the Patio Room to celebrate Don Kendall’s 80th birthday
Don and his wife Frances Kendall moved to Los Alamos in 2007 from the California Bay Area to be closer to their son Greg and daughter-in-law Karen. Kendall had a 43-year career with Woolworth’s and was fondly known as the “candy man” at the iconic downtown San Francisco store with its infamous, international candy department. 
Don Kendall at an

LAHS Choir Students Perform Europe Concert Program At Special Dinner Nov. 10

on October 29, 2014 - 8:53am
A group of Los Alamos High School choir students are preparing to leave for Eastern Europe in late-November to perform in cathedrals and venues in several cities including Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Before they go, they would like to perform their Europe concert for you.
In addition to their Europe Performance Set, the LAHS Choir Program has invited several special guests to fill the evening with a wide variety of enchanting performances.

New Mexico Pianist Gavin Laur Is A Division Finalist In MTNA Senior Piano Competition

on October 29, 2014 - 6:38am

Gavin Laur

MTNA News:

Gavin Laur, a Santa Fe native, will travel to Santa Barbara, Calif. in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Piano Competition.

Laur, the son of Ruth and Paul Laur, earned this opportunity after winning the Senior Division of the M1NA Statewide Piano Competition. A Junior at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Laur has been studying piano for 10 years and is currently a student of Stein way Artist Jacquelyn Helin.

Laur has been awarded top placement in several competitions beginning in 2006 when he won

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman Presents ‘No Limitations’ At Library Gallery

on October 29, 2014 - 6:24am
A photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
Los Alamos County Library System

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is an award-winning photographer and artist who has prepared an extensive new body of work for her show in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery. The show, called “No Limitations,” will be displayed for the month of November. The Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.

Wallwork-Heineman has achieved prominence in the world of photography, having her won first place in New Mexico Magazine photography competition “Only in New Mexico” category in July, 2014,

This Week at the Reel Deal

on October 29, 2014 - 6:22am
Reel Deal Theater  

Reel Deal Tuesday’s are back! All movies, all day Tuesday, are only $6.50! Holidays, winter and summer break excluded.

This week we are opening Nightcrawler. We will hold Fury, John Wick, and Book of Life for another week. Alexander will end this Thursday. It’s funny and a great family film, try to get by and see it.

I understand the scary Halloween films are not that scary this year so we chose the creeper, Nightcrawler. It is a truly original, macabre, ominous film starring Jake Gyllenhal. It is receiving very good reviews.

Hilltoppers Hockey Schedule Announced

on October 29, 2014 - 6:16am


Beer Co-op Halloween Party Friday

on October 29, 2014 - 6:14am

Derby Dames Host New Skater Practice Nov. 7

on October 29, 2014 - 6:13am

Registration Opens For YMCA Youth Basketball

on October 29, 2014 - 6:11am

Council OKs Teen Center Final Design Concept And Public Restrooms For Ashley Pond

on October 28, 2014 - 9:58pm

Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust, right, with the architect from NCA Architects in Albuquerque briefed Council this evening on the Teen Center final design concept and Community Building upgrades project and requested a budget increase to install public restrooms for Ashley Pond Park. Screen Shot/LAC

Staff Report:

Council unanamously approved the Teen Center final design concept and Community Building upgrades and a budget revision of $200,000 to construct a public restroom addition to support Ashley Pond Park activities.


Council Approves Increase In Compensation For Elected Officials

on October 28, 2014 - 9:05pm
Councilor David Izraelevitz and five other councilors voted this evening to approve an increase in compensation for elected officials. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers voted against the measure saying it in no way was a reflection of the elected officials but rather a personal decision. As an appointed councilor, Izraelevitz is running for election Nov. 4 and this pay increase goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015 for all newly elected officials, which means if elected, he will benefit from the vote. Izraelevitz said he will donate his increase in pay to charity. Screen Shot/LAC
Staff Report:

BPU Transparency Concerns Raised During Public Comment At Council Meeting

on October 28, 2014 - 8:29pm

During public comment this evening in Council Chambers, Christine Chandler played a portion of a tape of a recent meeting of the Board of Public Utilities in which board members were discussing the possible purchase of a coal mine. Chandler encouraged the Council to find a way to have the BPU hold its meetings where they can be recorded and those recordings be placed in an easily accessible location for the public. ScreenShot/LAC

Mark Jones also spoke during public comment to the transparency issue related to the Department of Public Utilities and its board. ScreenShot/LAC

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Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestley Briefs Council

on October 28, 2014 - 7:45pm

Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestley briefed Council this evening on the activities of the Personnel Board. Council leadership has requested that each Board/Commission chair make a presentation to the Council once a year focused on what has been completed and what they are currently working on, and what challenges or opportunities they see coming up in the future. Priestley explained that the purpose of the Personnel Board is to serve in an appellate and advisory capacity in the administration of the County personnel program.

Aspen Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Nov. 17

on October 28, 2014 - 4:15pm


Aspen Elementary School will celebrate the completion of its newly built and renovated school by hosting an open house/ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 17.

The event is 4:30-6 p.m. with opening remarks beginning at 4:30 p.m. Aspen’s Tiger Choir will perform. Following the ribbon cutting, guests will take self-guided tours. Staff members will be available to answer guests’ questions. Cake will be served in the new Dining Hall near the end of the event.  

Aspen thanks the community for their support of the bond, which made construction a reality.

Sheriff Urges Parents: Check Sex Offender Registry Before Halloween

on October 28, 2014 - 4:06pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero


Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero today issued the following Halloween and Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips:

Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80 percent of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile? Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under 12, and 75 percent of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.

WIPP Continues To Restore Activities Underground

on October 28, 2014 - 3:46pm

WIPP News:

WIPP employees recently completed the 100th entry into the WIPP underground facility since the February events that temporarily shut down access.

Radiological control technicians continue to conduct “rollback” surveys and sampling necessary to re‐establish additional areas of the mine as radiological buffer areas. Preventive maintenance activities are underway on various pieces of heavy equipment so they can be safely returned to service.

Governor To Meet With Voters In Los Alamos

on October 28, 2014 - 3:11pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


Gov. Susana Martinez will stop in Los Alamos at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday to meet with voters as part of her 17-city bus tour across New Mexico.

The community is invited to attend the event on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr.

Monday's Hamburger Night Packs Bandelier Grill

on October 28, 2014 - 2:43pm

Members of the United Way Youth Team, with Bandelier Grill owner Brian Appell, center left, and Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, hosted Hamburger Night, their final fundraiser of the year Monday at Bandelier Grill in White Rock. The team sold more than 200 hamburgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy spotted a hippie loitering inside Bandelier Grill and ordered him to 'assume the position' until he realized he was roughing up LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt.

New Mexico Pianist Presley Gao Is A Division Finalist In MTNA Junior Piano Competition

on October 28, 2014 - 1:12pm

Presley Gao, a Los Alamos native, is a Division Finalist in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition. Courtesy/MTNA

MTNA News:

Presley Gao, a Los Alamos native, will travel to Santa Barbara, Calif., in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition.

Gao, the son of Jun Gao and Hongzhao Tian, earned this opportunity after winning the Junior Division of the MTNA Statewide Piano Competition.

LAMS Walk Run Club Issues Marathon Challenge

on October 28, 2014 - 12:28pm

LAMS Walk Run Club. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

The Los Alamos Middle School Walk Run Club invites all 7th and 8th grade students and staff to participate in the Marathon Challenge until the end of the school year.

It’s Easy:

  • Walk or run the LAMS track and document the number of laps on the sign-in sheet.

And / Or

  • Accumulate miles on your own, and submit to toward an end of year goal of 26.2 miles (105 laps around the track)

In May, the Walk Run Club will have an ice cream party to celebrate the Marathon Challenge accomplishment!