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Final Scenes From GOP National Convention

on July 25, 2016 - 8:54am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez surrounded by delegates during the state roll call at the GOP National Presidential Convention in Cleveland. See convention balloon drop here. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Delegate Lisa Shin of Los Alamos delivers a speech July 14 at the 2016 Republican Presidential Convention in Cleveland on behalf of Asians For Trump. Watch full speech here. Photo by Kelly Benner
New Mexico Delegate Lisa Shin of Los Alamos during a television interview with NBC News at the GOP convention. Photo by Kelly Benner
The New Mexico Delegation gathers for a photo at the GOP

Faith & Science Summer Series On ‘What Makes Us Human?’ Concludes July 27 At TOTH

on July 25, 2016 - 8:08am


The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum concludes its summer series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?” July 27 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Dinner is provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m.

The hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks are aimed at a general audience. All are welcome. Follow the Faith & Science Forum blog at:

Letter To The Editor: Students Benefit From Many Inspiring Teachers In Los Alamos

on July 25, 2016 - 7:48am
Los Alamos

Thanks for printing Jonathan Neal's very touching farewell letter in its entirety. And thanks to Jonathan for putting his thoughts to paper.

In the 2014-2015 school year, my Lunch Buddy, Isaiah Jones (the one in the picture with the goofy beard and stovepipe hat), was most fortunate to have Jonathan as his third grade teacher. It was clear to me from day one that Jonathan was an exceptional and inspiring teacher and that this was no ordinary third grade class. As I watched his students interact with him, their enthusiasm for learning was transparent.

He went to

Los Alamos Concert Association: 2016-17 Season

on July 24, 2016 - 3:21pm

Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet opens the LACA concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo


LACA presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai


Hailed as the greatest American violinist active today, Joshua Bell performs Feb. 3 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Chris Lee


LACA News:


A violin super star, a Grammy-winning guitar quartet, and a recipient of the piano world’s “genius grant” are just some of the pleasures in store during the upcoming season of the Los

Local Democrats Invited To Convention Watch Party

on July 24, 2016 - 3:19pm

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is hosting a Democratic National Convention watch party at 7 p.m., Monday at its campaign headquarters at 170 Central Park Square in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 


Calling all Los Alamos Democrats! The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is hosting a watch party on Monday night.

Join us for the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Scheduled speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Democratic Convention Watch Party
  • Monday, July 25 at 7

Pinon Park Pool Offers Half Price Memberships

on July 24, 2016 - 2:09pm

Pinon Park Pool in White Rock. Courtesy photo


Yikes, summer is half over and Pinon Park Pool in White Rock is offering a half-price sale for memberships until Sept. 5, 2016. The $200 assessment fee still applies.

Total Prices:

  • One adult: $425 - now $312.50;
  • Family of 2: $550 - now $375;
  • Family of 3: $650 - now $425; and
  • Family of 4+: $700 - now $450.

All memberships must include at least one person at least 18 years old.

Los Alamos Hosts Knights Of Columbus State Meeting

on July 24, 2016 - 1:35pm

Los Alamos hosts the statewide organizational meeting of members of the Knights of Columbus July 8-10 at IHM and the K of C Hall on DP Road. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members from across the state register in the IHM Hall July 8 for their organizational meeting. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members gather in the IHM Hall July 8 including Los Alamos officers: Grand Knight David Jolley, Deputy Grand Knight Martin Aguilera, Chancellor Chad Meyer, Recorder Joshua Sauppe, Financial Secretary Esteban Rougier, Advocate Bill Mairson, Treasurer Joe Gutierrez, Warden Paul

Computer Issues Intermittently Close Los Alamos MVD

on July 24, 2016 - 9:43am

The Motor Vehicle Department office at 997 Central Ave., in Los Alamos has intermittently closed during business hours over the last couple of weeks with a sign on the locked door stating 'Closed until further notice'. A call to the local office Friday resulted in an answering machine saying there would be an 18 minute wait on the line. The Los Alamos Daily Post placed a call for comment Friday afternoon to the MVD in Santa Fe in which an employee explained that the Los Alamos office has been experiencing computer problems but is now back in business. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Attorney General Balderas Participates In U. S. Army War College Commandant's National Security Program

on July 24, 2016 - 7:52am
Attorney General Balderas, left, and Lt. Col. Thomas Gonzales at the Carlisle Barracks. Courtesy photo
From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:
CARLISLE BARRACKS, PA  This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Lt. Col. Thomas Gonzales, the joint counter drug coordinator of the New Mexico National Guard, participated in the United States Army War College's 11th Annual Commandant's National Security program: "Strategic Leadership for Global Challenges to National Security." 
This intensive program ran from July 18-21 and brought together a wide variety of

Commission Accepts Taos Regional Water Plan

on July 24, 2016 - 7:51am
ISC News:
SANTA FE The Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) on Thursday accepted the Taos Regional Water Plan.
The presentation of the plan to the commission by regional Steering Committee representatives Taos County Commissioner Tom Blakenhorn and Taos County Chief Planner Nathan Sanchez, focused on the key water issues, key collaborative strategies and regional recommendations for consideration in the state water plan update.
Members of the regional Steering Committees worked together to identify projects, programs and policies of greatest interest and paths to implementation

Video Of New Mexico Roll Call At GOP Convention

on July 24, 2016 - 7:51am
Los Alamos
Ever since I was little kid, I have dreamt of going to a convention and being on the floor as a delegate.
As an alternate delegate, Lisa Shin has been very generous in sharing her delegate badge with me so I can be on the floor. I have been able to spend a huge amount of time on the floor and yet, have no responsibility for voting. For me, it's a dream come true. 
Regardless who the candidate is, to enjoy the convention process, and spend time with members of the New Mexico Delegation has been an experience come true.

Espanola Valley Humane Society Renovates Clinic

on July 24, 2016 - 7:35am
EVHS News:
ESPANOLA  The Espanola Valley Humane Society (EVHS) has announced the opening of its newly renovated clinic space.
The clinic features a dedicated lobby and space for client consultations, a renovated surgery suite and increased capacity for animal recovery after spay/neuter or other surgeries. In addition, cats and dogs now have separate recovery areas.
“We’ve been working on this new clinic space for months, and it’s wonderful to offer this new opportunity to better serve the community,” EVHS Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said.

Los Alamos History Museum Coloring Contest Winners

on July 24, 2016 - 7:21am
The Los Alamos History Museum is excited to congratulate the winners of the museum’s coloring contest: Kalylah H. (1st place), Lilja S. (2nd place), and Oceanah G. (3rd place).
The coloring contest was open to all ages during the month of June and artists as young as 4 and as old as 70 submitted their interpretations of a coloring page from Meet Bences Gonzales. The three winners will get a pizza party at Ashley Pond Park and a special guided tour of the Romero Cabin, which Bences Gonzales helped to build.
Honorable mentions are awarded to: Mickayll,

Chamber Golf Focuses On Fun & Fundraising July 29

on July 24, 2016 - 7:17am
This year's golf tournament features a breakfast buffet with Mimosas and Bloody Marys, a unique course with skills contests and fun competitions, and a delicious lunch afterward. Courtesy image
The annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico is scheduled for a 9 a.m., shotgun start, Friday, July 29, at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
This year, instead of a traditional Golf Tournament, the activity will focus more on raising funds for the United Way of Northern New Mexico and less on being a “golf tournament with some

Nuclear Watch New Mexico Seeks To Invalidate New Cleanup Order For LANL

on July 24, 2016 - 7:09am

DOE News:

Nuclear Watch New Mexico amended its complaint against the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC, which alleges 12 cleanup violations of the 2005 Consent Order issued by the New Mexico Environment Department for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The amendment is asking the federal court to invalidate the recently issued Consent Order because the Department did not hold a formal public hearing as required by federal and state hazardous waste laws and regulations.

The U.S.

Obituary: Luciano A. Torres July 21, 2016

on July 24, 2016 - 6:58am

LUCIANO A. TORRES July 21, 2016

Luciano A. Torres, 85, a resident of Española, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Luciano is survived by his children, Bart Torres, Julie Torres, Mario Torres and Derek Torres.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society. Private services will be held.

The family of Luciano A. Torres has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505.747.7477 -


NMHM Partners With Link TV To Screen ARTBOUND

on July 24, 2016 - 6:57am
NMHM News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND, which showcases the new documentary film "Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West."
The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest's key and most controversial figures, at 6 p.m. July 29, at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.

Pastor Granillo: The Meaning Of Life

on July 24, 2016 - 6:49am
Los Alamos

The Meaning of Life.

"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." Ecclesiastes 1:2 (NIV)

I have no doubt that everyone has had that moment when they have asked themselves, “Why do I bother?” 

Sometimes it’s in a semi-humorous situation, like asking not to be transferred for the 12th time, while trying to get the right Internet tech on the phone, only to find yourself disconnected or listening to the automated message you started with.

Daily Postcard: Evening Sky Colors Los Alamos

on July 24, 2016 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Friday's evening Sky Colors Downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMDOT Announces I-25 Lane Closures July 24-Aug. 1

on July 23, 2016 - 10:20pm


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues construction on the  I-25/NM14 (Cerrillos Road) Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) south of Santa Fe.

Motorists can expect various lane closures and delays on I-25 from mile marker 276.00 to mile marker 278.00.

Sunday July 24-28, starting at 7 a.m. the I-25 northbound lanes will be reduced to one lane. The I-25 northbound off ramp (Exit 278) to NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) will be CLOSED. Traffic will be detoured to Exit 276 (NM 599) Interchange to access NM14. Exit 278 will be REOPENED at 6 a.m.

Heinrich Secures Final Passage Of Measure To Enhance Security Of Non-Secure, Perimeter Areas At Airports

on July 23, 2016 - 5:14pm
WASHINGTON, D. C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of senators in securing final passage of a provision he introduced earlier this year to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security.
The provision was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension, which authorizes the agency and its programs through September 30, 2017 and passed the Senate by a vote of 89 to 4. The bill now goes to the President to be signed into law.
The provision expands the number of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams

Local GOP Hosts Summer Picnic Today

on July 23, 2016 - 2:48pm

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women hosted their annual summer picnic today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. with food, give-a-ways for the kids and a bouncy house. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 23, 2016 - 1:12pm

Southwestern Regional Tournament In Los Alamos!

on July 23, 2016 - 10:49am

Teams from Los Alamos, Deming, Louisiana, Texas East and Texas West pose for a group photo at Friday's opening ceremonies of the Southwest Regional Softball Tournament at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The County is getting major kudos for preparing the fields for the first ever regional tournament in Los Alamos. The teams are praising the condition of the  fields, beauty of the town and friendliness of the community ... so this just might become an annual event. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

Los Alamos County Little League President James Chrobocinski welcomes the crowd and

Local Therapists And Psychiatrists Host Open House

on July 23, 2016 - 9:49am

A group of psychiatrists and therapists have joined together in a suite of eight offices in downtown Los Alamos. The group hosted an open house Friday evening to celebrate their new endeavor. From left, Therapist Heather McCoulloch, LMFT; Dr. Brian Haigh, MD, child and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Deepa Nadiga, MD., adult psychiatry emphasis; Therapist Georgina Mesibov, LPCC, adult emphasis; Therapist Galen Sanchez, adolescent emphasis; Therapist Kris Raber, LSW, adult and couples emphasis; Clinical Psychologist Reva Heron, PhD., adult and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Julia L.