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Obituary: Carolyn R. Bartos June 2, 1944 – Jan. 8, 2017

on January 18, 2017 - 2:29pm
June 2, 1944 Jan. 8, 2017
Carolyn R. Bartos, 72, a resident of White Rock since 1978 passed away January 8, 2017, from a brave and courageous fight with leukemia. Carolyn was born in Sewickley, Pa., on June 2, 1944 to Mary and Thomas Gayliardi Sr.
Carolyn worked as a pre-school teacher before ritiring. She enjoyed working in her garden and yard and her two dogs, Shila and KoKo.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 54 years Jacob Bartos III; sons Jacob (Julie) Bartos IV, Timothy Bartos, and Alan Bartos; mother Mary Gayliardi and siblings Thomas (Marie)

Deer Stretches To Reach Bird Feeder

on January 18, 2017 - 8:53am

A deer stretches tall to grab a snack from a bird feeder Tuesday at a home in Los Alamos. Photo by Lisa Rothrock

Fractal Show And Exploding Universe This Weekend At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

on January 18, 2017 - 8:33am
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium will kick off the weekend with a fascinating fractal show at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20.
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, the film Exploding Universe will take attendees on a voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe. 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.or g/planetarium or call 505.662.0460.

Trout Unlimited Applauds Expansion Of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

on January 18, 2017 - 8:30am
ASHLAND, Ore. — Trout Unlimited praised President Obama’s expansion of Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument, saying this action will better protect a population of native redband trout and one of the country’s most unique ecosystems.
Steve Kandell, Sportsmen’s Conservation Project director for Trout Unlimited, said, “We are very pleased this expansion has included more of the Jenny Creek watershed, which will help protect supplies of clean, cold water for this stream and its rare redband trout.

LAFRW Tour Los Alamos History Museum

on January 18, 2017 - 8:28am
LAFRW members gather Jan. 12 with Los Alamos History Museum Executive Director Heather McClenahan, back row center, for a tour of the newly renovated facility. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women held their first get together of the year Thursday, Jan. 12. They were fortunate to have a guided tour of the newly renovated Los Alamos History Museum by its Executive Director Heather McClenahan. 
It was an amazing tour and all members in attendance were thrilled with the renovated facilities and grateful for the opportunity to see them and learn

Business After Hours At Rose Chocolatier Jan. 26

on January 18, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: High Mountain Snow

on January 18, 2017 - 8:16am

Daily Postcard: High mountain snow viewed Tuesday from White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Gov. Martinez Sizes Up State Of New Mexico

on January 17, 2017 - 8:41pm

Gov. Susana Martinez delivers her State of the State Address at the opening of today's 2017 60-Day Legislative Session. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Starting the seventh year of her eight year term, New Mexico’s Republican Gov. Susana Martinez called for much the same medicine she has prescribed all along: lower taxes, fewer regulations, more schooling choices and accountability and better tools for the courts and law enforcement to fight drunk driving and crime.

“Let’s take another look at our tax system,” she said.

Speaker Egolf Announces New Committee Chairs

on January 17, 2017 - 8:10pm


SANTA FE – Today, on the first day of the 53rd Legislature, House Speaker Egolf announced committee chair appointments. Committee Chairs reside over committee hearings and assist the Speaker in moving bills through the legislative process. 

The Committee Chair positions are as follows:

House Education Committee

  • Chair Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos)
  • Vice Chair Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque)

House Appropriations & Finance Committee

  • Chair Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup)
  • Vice Chair George Dodge (D-Santa Rosa)

House Agriculture & Water Committee

  • Chair Bill Gomez

Rep. Brian Egolf Elected Speaker Of The House Of Representatives By Acclamation

on January 17, 2017 - 7:54pm

Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) being sworn in today after elected by acclamation as Speaker of the New Mexico House. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus

Lisa Ortiz-McCutcheon takes oath of office after elected as Chief Clerk of the House. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus

Wilfred Quintana takes oath of office today after being elected as House Sergeant-at-Arms. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus


  • Speaker Egolf’s Top Priorities are Jobs and the Economy

SANTA FE The New Mexico House of Representatives today elected, by acclamation, Rep.

Jan. 24 Council Work Session: Strategic Plan Update

on January 17, 2017 - 7:17pm


The Los Alamos County Council has set an agenda item for its upcoming Council work session Tuesday, Jan. 24 to discuss its Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the conference room inside Building 1 at Pajarito Cliffs Site.

The strategic plan was first adopted in 2011 and goals are reviewed and updated annually by the council to provide direction to the staff, who then develop Management Action Plans (MAPs) to achieve the goals.

The vision statement adopted by the Council six years ago is:

Los Alamos is a world-renowned community where discovery and innovation

Governor Addresses 2017 New Mexico Legislature

on January 17, 2017 - 2:21pm

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses today's opening of the 2017 60-Day Legislative Session underway at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. First Husband Chuck Franco is seated at the right of the Governor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, left, and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe is recognized on the House Floor today prior to Gov. Susana Martinez' State of the State Address during the opening of the 2017 Legislative Session. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


2017 Legislative Session Gets Underway

on January 17, 2017 - 12:58pm

Scene from the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives today as the 2017 60-Day Session of the Legislature gets underway at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

As the 2017 Legislative Session gets underway today at the State Capitol, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver swears in Dist. 47 Rep. Brian Egolf who was elected by acclamation as Speaker of the House by acclamation. The Democrat previously served as the Minority Leader in the House. Photo

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Install Officers

on January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

2017 RANM President Victoria Murphey, left, introduces newly installed LAAOR officers this morning at Cottonwood on the Greens from left, David Horpedahl (President), Carrie Montoya-Pegg (President Elect), Lance Eaton (Treasurer), Sarah Keane (Director) and Pearl White (RANM Director). Officers not shown are Trish Maes (Secretary), Chris Ortega (Director) and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp (Director). Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

From left, SFAR Liason Paco Arguello, RANM

Snowshoe Hike In Valles Caldera Saturday

on January 17, 2017 - 12:36pm
Participants from the December hike. Each hike ventures into a different part of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Would you like to explore the Jemez Mountains by snowshoe?
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer educational, family-friendly, hikes this winter.
The next hike is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, and will be led by a VALL ranger and a PEEC representative.

Letter To The Editor: New Internet Service

on January 17, 2017 - 12:34pm
Los Alamos
I write to recommend the AirFiber service introduced by LANET at the end of November last year.
In mid December we signed up for a premium plan that provides 100 megabits per second up and down and two static IP addresses. LANET owner Allan Saenz personally supervised the installation. My request for static IP addresses was not standard, but Allan responded promptly to my sequence of requests for help in getting it to work.

Here are some of capabilities we have now:
  • With the higher data rate, we can stream different movies to several rooms in our house

New Mexico True Certified Products At ABQ Sunport

on January 17, 2017 - 9:01am

Courtesy photo


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with Avila Retail to bring attention to products that are 100 percent made and manufactured in New Mexico.

These products, all members of the department’s New Mexico True Certified program (NMTC), are featured in three outlets at the Albuquerque International Sunport owned by Avila Retail - Greetings from New Mexico, Earth Spirit and the ABQ2GO kiosk.
The three-month campaign, running mid-January through mid-March, includes attractive and compelling window displays and kiosks encouraging shoppers to “Buy

Letter To The Editor: Education Mil Levies Merit Support

on January 17, 2017 - 8:50am
Los Alamos

Tax proposals deserve very critical scrutiny. A tax should be for a legitimate valuable public purpose and should truly be for that purpose. There should be reasonable expectation the funds will be used well. And there should be no other reasonable alternative to further burdening citizens. Few tax proposals meet all those criteria.

The present proposals for a continued mil levy (property tax) to support LA Public Schools reconstruction bonds and an increase for operations at UNM-LA are rare instances that do satisfy those standards.

This community is based on

PEEC Thanks Rotary For Generous Donation

on January 17, 2017 - 8:37am

Rotary Club President Rob Metcalf and PEEC Education Programs Director Siobhan Niklasson. Courtesy photo


PEEC Executive Director

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center would like to thank the Rotary Club of Los Alamos for their generous donation toward our Nature Play Area. PEEC is embarking on a major project to revamp and upgrade our nature play area for the littlest children, and the Rotary Club’s donation will get us started on this exciting venture. 

We hope to add a water play feature, a sensory play area, an obstacle course, an amphitheater area for

Explore Your Universe: Astrophysics For Everyone

on January 17, 2017 - 8:27am

The destructive bombardment of a planet. Courtesy image

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will again offer “Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone.” The class meets 2:35-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17 and running through May 9.


In this class, students will explore modern, unsolved research problems in astrophysics, guided by mentors who work as astrophysicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory spanning a wide range of expertise.

Morning Snow On North Mesa

on January 17, 2017 - 8:07am
Snow this morning on North Mesa. Photo by Teresa Resende
Snow this morning on North Mesa. Photo by Teresa Resende

Letter To The Editor: UNM-LA Mil Levy - An Investment Now And For The Future

on January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
By Dr. Sheila Schiferl
Los Alamos

We moved here in 1977, and I took FORTRAN at the UNM branch. Later, our college poetry class included the town library director, a dean of instruction, several lab scientists and tech writers, and some retired community members. It also included a few "traditional" teenage college students, each with a spark that the rest of us tried to help grow.

What an amazing idea. Here is a school that has been integrating itself into the community, and vice versa, for decades. In the late 1990’s, X-Division encouraged its scientists to teach classes at UNM-LA.

Daily Postcard: Clouds Stretch Across Sky

on January 17, 2017 - 7:22am

Daily Postcard: Clouds stretch across the sky recently over Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: Clouds above Smith's. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter To The Editor: One Los Alamos Launches Diversity Week Drawing Contest

on January 16, 2017 - 8:09pm


Dear LAPS Teachers and Students,

Jan. 10, 2017, the Los Alamos Council declared the week of Jan. 15-21 Diversity Week. This event was sponsored by One Los Alamos, a group of people interested in promoting thoughtful, civil dialogue around our diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and identities in order to champion shared values and interests that can strengthen our community.

To kick-off the first year of celebrating Diversity Week, One Los Alamos is launching a drawing contest for all Los Alamos students grades K-12. We are having three age categories (grades K-4, 5-8, and

Santa Fe National Forest Renews Ban On Extended Camping, Public Nudity And Underage Drinking

on January 16, 2017 - 10:17am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest has renewed an occupancy and use closure order that prohibits camping for more than 14 days, public nudity and underage drinking on all lands, roads and trails within forest boundaries. The order is in effect until Jan. 31, 2019, unless rescinded earlier. 
The occupancy and closure order, which is in compliance with Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, is intended to protect resources and provide for public health and safety.  
The order prohibits camping for more than 14 days, whether consecutive or not, within any 45-day