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One Episode And Historical Society Viewing Party Remains For WGN’s Manhattan

on October 17, 2014 - 7:58am

Project Y telephone booth. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has one episode in the season left.

The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to continue to thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. The Society looks forward to the season finale on Sunday. Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.


Wilderness Act And Bandelier Wilderness Anniversary; Crews Thanked For Help With Trails

on October 17, 2014 - 7:42am

Members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps on their way to do trail work. Courtesy/NPS

One of the newly replaced bridges at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS

Bandelier News:

For the past nearly three months, a crew from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) has been working on the trails at Bandelier National Monument, helping repair effects of the Las Conchas Fire and resulting flooding. 

The crew is one of several sponsored by the Taos-based RMYC.

Celebrate Safe Driving Continues! Vote Again Today

on October 17, 2014 - 7:19am

The Band Perry. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos is currently ranked #2 for votes in New Mexico to bring The Band Perry to town.

If the level of commitments continues - it is very likely Los Alamos will move into the top spots for the nation!

"Thank you all for your support, let's keep showing our teenagers how important safe driving is by taking just a minute to commit to safe driving ourselves (maybe even learn something new along the way). And let's bring The Band Perry to Los Alamos!" State Farm agent Abe Dispennette said.

Vote at:

Leadership Philosophy Discussed At PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter

on October 17, 2014 - 7:05am

Bob Mason leads a leadership philosophy discussion at Thursday's PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter luncheon at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Estevan Gonzales



Leadership philosophy was presented by Bob Mason at Fuller Lodge on Thursday during the monthly PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter lunch meeting. Vision, values and sound leadership qualities were a few of the many topics that were discussed.

Bob Mason has more than 35 years of leadership experience from small groups to large complex organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and is the author of Don't Worry, You Can Do This!


Los Alamos Subway Interior Decor Nears Completion

on October 17, 2014 - 6:35am

The interior decor at the new Los Alamos Subway near Central Avenue and 15th Street is close to completion Thursday night. The restaurant is scheduled to open 'very soon.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

In and Around Town: Oct.16

on October 16, 2014 - 5:31pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

Take Wing Week at PEEC Oct 13-19
New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
October Events at Bandelier National Monument

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Today

on October 16, 2014 - 3:09pm


Letter to the Editor: Here’s Some Stuff That Wasn’t 'Broke'

on October 16, 2014 - 1:04pm
Citizens For Good Government

Here’s some stuff that wasn’t “broke”:

  • Airport security before 9/11
  • BP procedures for supervising its contractors before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
  • Nuclear weapons security before a defector walked into our embassy with design information about the W-88.
  • Mississippi levees and floodwalls before Katrina.

Get the idea? The Utilities Charter Amendment #2 is preventive maintenance.

Please don’t let cynicism and a false narrative about the council stop you from voting for clearly necessary preventive maintenance.

The smart thing to do is to


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2014

on October 16, 2014 - 11:42am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Oct. 9 at 3:09 p.m. / Police arrested Darren Martinez, of Velarde in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo not available.

Oct. 12 at 5:17 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Arkansas Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Oct. 12 at 1:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that

Men Paint Rock Purple To Draw Attention To Domestic Violence Awareness Month

on October 16, 2014 - 11:16am
Los Alamos Police Officers were joined by John Hughes of Metzger's Best Buy in White Rock and Chamisa Guidance Councilor Michelangelo Loboto to paint the rock Wednesday in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone adds some finishing touches to the rock. The group wants to send the message that men as well as women oppose domestic violence.

Eight Council Candidates Speak At Kiwanis

on October 16, 2014 - 11:10am

Democratic candidates for council from left, Andrea Cunningham and Susan O'Leary, Public Education Commission candidate Karyl Ann Armbruster, and council candidates Michael Redondo and David Izraelevitz. Photo by Don Casperson

Republican candidates for council from left, Rick L. Reiss, Billy J. McKerley,  John L. Bliss and James T. Chrobocinski. Photo by Don Casperson


All eight of the General Election candidates seeking the four positions open on the County Council have spoken at Kiwanis recently.


Barranca's Lynne Higdon Named 2014 NM Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year!

on October 16, 2014 - 10:55am

Lynne Higdon holding her awards for New Mexico Elementary PE Teacher of the Year. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Lynne Higdon, the physical education teacher at Barranca Elementary School, was named the 2014 New Mexico Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made at the State PE Conference in Albuquerque.

Higdon demonstrates rope turning in Double Dutch. Courtesy/LAPS

Higdon has served as the PE teacher at Barranca for the past 10 years.

SGR: Advance NM Now PAC Caught Lying To Voters

on October 16, 2014 - 10:20am

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard


Statement from Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, "After a string of fraudulent mailers and yesterday's (Oct. 15) utterly false attack against a vote I didn't even make, Advance New Mexico Now PAC has clearly illustrated their disregard for the facts and the depths with which they will deceive to sway an election. The truth is that I voted against the bill cited in the mailer and Advance New Mexico PAC and my opponent have repeatedly distorted the facts instead of focusing on real solutions to solve New Mexico's problems.

"I am

County Posts New Open Forum Question Today

on October 16, 2014 - 9:59am


Los Alamos County has opened a new question on its Open Forum, asking residents to weigh in about a proposed change in the length of time required that must pass before Council could consider a request to name a County facility after a deceased person.

Current code requirements are six months after the person’s death, but the proposal would increase that time frame to five years. Comments will be collected on the forum until 4 p.m., Oct. 28, the date that the public hearing on the ordinance has been set for the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m.

Purple Pinkie Day Coming To Los Alamos!

on October 16, 2014 - 9:14am


 As world health officials struggle to respond to the Ebola epidemic, Pakistan has passed a grim milestone in its efforts to combat another major global health crisis: the fight against polio. 

Los Alamos Public Schools has generously agreed to support Rotary's effort to raise awareness and funds to counter polio. Hopefully, the community and its children will wish to participate and wear their "purple pinkie" as a badge of honor for saving the life of another child.

To support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is holding an awareness and

SFNF Pecos And Las Vegas Ranger Stations Change Operating Hours

on October 16, 2014 - 8:55am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Effective immediately, the Santa Fe National Forest’s Pecos and Las Vegas Ranger Stations have changed operating hours for selling Forest maps and Forest product permits (i.e., firewood, latillas, vigas, wildlings, and posts).

Although the ranger stations will remain open for business 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., the new hours for sales are 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 12:30-3 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 12:30-4 p.m. in Las Vegas. 

For more information, contact the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Stations at

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on October 16, 2014 - 8:28am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will hold its regular business meeting 9-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17 in the Los Alamos County Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., Suite 350.

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is comprised of eight cities, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).   Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to create one voice to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

Bring The Band Perry to Los Alamos - Vote Today

on October 16, 2014 - 8:12am

The Band Perry in a live performance. Courtesy photo


Don't forget to vote today and everyday through Oct. 24 and show our teenagers your support for safe driving and help them win awesome prizes!

Stay faithful and keep voting and put Los Alamos on the leaders board to bring The Band Perry to town. Vote at


House Dist. 43 Candidate Geoff Rodgers Speaks At Jemez Springs Community Meeting 7-8 p.m. Today

on October 16, 2014 - 8:00am

House Dist. 43 Rep. Geoff Rodgers


The public is invited to attend a "Meet the Candidate" event for Geoff Rodgers, Republican candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives, Dist. 43.

Rodgers is a longtime Los Alamos resident who currently serves as chair of the Los Alamos County Council.

Today's event is 7-8 p.m., in the Jemez Springs Conference Room of the Library.

Light refreshments will be served.


Robotics Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Oct. 23

on October 16, 2014 - 7:46am

League of Women Voters Education Meeting Oct. 22

on October 16, 2014 - 7:34am

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters' Los Alamos Education Study Committee has been researching the issue of communication between the Los Alamos School Board and citizens. 

The focus is on high district-wide concerns such as the budget and the strategic plan as well as the distribution of information. 

The public is invited to an open meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at UNM/LA, Building 2, Room 230 to learn how the study is progressing.

Kiwanis Donates $500 For Lunch Box Program At LAMS

on October 16, 2014 - 7:20am

Kiwanis President Steve Boerigter presents a $500 check to Erica Sullivan Oct. 7 to assist the Unitarian Church in its Lunch Box Program at Los Alamos Middle School. Sullivan said the church launched the program after learning that there was an 'extreme need' at LAMS for meals for children who came to school hungry. She told Kiwanis, 'Thank you so much. This makes a huge difference to those children.' Photo by Don Casperson

Bill Hudson Speaks At MOWW Oct. 21

on October 16, 2014 - 6:24am

Iwo Jima Veteran Bill Hudson

MOWW News:

Bill Hudson of Los Alamos is be guest speaker at the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars October General Meeting at the Hot Rocks Java Cafe.

The meeting is Oct. 21 in the Los Alamos Research Park 2nd floor conference room on West Jemez Road. The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Hudson will speak at about 7:15 p.m. of joining the US Marine Corp, and his experience in Iwo Jima and WWll. 

The Military Order of the World Wars dinner


Community Invited To Witness 20 People Become American Citizens At Fuller Lodge Saturday

on October 15, 2014 - 6:37pm

Twenty individuals from nine countries wll become Americans at Historic Fuller Lodge Saturday. Courtesy/LAC


In keeping with its outreach to the international community, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at Fuller Lodge. 

At the event:

  • U.S. Chief District Judge M. Christina Armijo will preside;
  • Boy Scout Troop 22, also known as the Ranch School Troop and the third oldest continuously registered troop in the nation, will post the colors;
  • opera singer Christina Martos Hilton will sing the

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Join Federal/Local Officials To Announce $8 Million To Improve Access To Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

on October 15, 2014 - 6:10pm

From left, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Sen. Tom Udall, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County Commissioner Art De La Cruz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Regional Director Dr. Benjamin Tuggle and Mountain View Neighborhood Association President Angela West at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE At the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham joined U.S.