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'Our Favorite Quilts' Displayed at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Beginning May 2

on April 19, 2014 - 10:27am

The 2013 Donation Quilt, 'The Heart of Enchantment,' a purple and green bargello design. Courtesy/LAPQG

2013 Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LAPQG


Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display in the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, “Our Favorite Quilts,” at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery beginning with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Each year the Guild makes a donation quilt that is raffled off after the September Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church.

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward Shares Techniques April 22 Through May 27

on April 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Los Alamos Artist Heather Ward. Courtesy photo


Originally from Massachusetts, Heather Ward has lived in Los Alamos for more than 10 years. She strives to create highly realistic drawings of animals, both wild and domestic, and pushes her media to the limits to achieve the effects she wants. Preferring to work with dry media, her favorites are charcoal, graphite, pyrography and scratchboard.

Scratchboard is a subtractive medium, similar to carving, where material is removed to create the art.


Dinner Thursday Benefits LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry in Her Battle With Cancer

on April 19, 2014 - 9:35am

Joy Handsbery

Staff Report

A benefit dinner for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Christian Church on East Road.

Handsberry is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

The dinner includes pasta, salad, cookies and homemade dessert. There is no set fee, but donations are requested.

Take a Selfie at 'Bears' Movie to Help Wildlife

on April 19, 2014 - 9:28am

LEWF News:

Community members have an opportunity to help wildlife across the United States. Disney is donating $0.20 to the National Parks Foundation from every ticket sold for the movie "Bears" through April 25.

To encourage people to see the movie, the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation in Espanola is hosting a "selfie" contest for people who go to see "Bears." The winner of the contest will receive a personal print from Kathy Morrow.

Email the selfie through April 25 to or upload to

For more


2014 Primary Election Voting Machine Certification and Preparation April 23

on April 19, 2014 - 8:17am


Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee & Election Day Voting Machines will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the County Clerk Warehouse, 1000 Central Ave.

The Warehouse is on the west side of the Municipal Building, next to the loading dock area.

All candidates, party/organization representatives, media and public may attend.

JoAnna O'Neill of Los Alamos Young Guns Top Female Shooter at High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot

on April 19, 2014 - 7:36am
JoAnna O'Neill was the top female shooter and ranked in second place overall at the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Young Guns members from left, Shelby Chavez, Josh Smith, Sam Stringfield, David Smith, and Kes Luchini at a recent Sportsman's Club event. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Young Guns, a team of high school level shooters from Los Alamos, placed second in the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot, which had shooters from 12 high schools.

Team members' scores out of 50 shots were as follows: Josh Smith

Artwork Missing From Mesa Library Youth Gallery

on April 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Los Alamos Knights of Columbus Donates Easter Lilies

on April 18, 2014 - 3:59pm

Renee Romero receives an Easter Lily donation for Aspen Ridge Retirement Community & Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation today from Los Alamos Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Steve Ciddio. Photo by Pat Nakagawa



Power Failure Knocks Out Constant Contact Site

on April 18, 2014 - 3:36pm
Staff Report
Today's Los Alamos Daily Post headlines cannot be emailed to our subscribers because the Constant Contact site is currently unavailable.
They had a significant power failure and their fully redundant back-up system didn’t roll over appropriately.
The power has been restored and they say they are carefully restarting the product and that it may take up to a few more hours.
Today's headlines will be emailed out as soon as the Constant Contact system is up and running.

New Central Avenue Street Lights Installed

on April 18, 2014 - 2:46pm

New lights go up on Central Avenue Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report

Improvements to Central Avenue are underway including changes to street and pedestrian lighting, which was being installed Thursday near 20th Street.

Improvements also include mill and overlay of asphalt, upgrade all sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, possible changes to crosswalk locations, concrete pedestrian crossings and tree removal and replacement.

Central Avenue Improvements Project runs between 15th Street to Oppenheimer Drive.

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland

First Hummingbirds of Spring Spotted on Nickel Street Are Broad-Tailed Hummers

on April 18, 2014 - 1:29pm

Many bird experts from Los Alamos have contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to say that the first visitor of the year photographed on Nickel Street Wednesday evening is actually a Broad-Tailed Humming Bird rather than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird Bird. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Birds have a distinctive notched tail and make no noise when flying. A Broad-Tail is the only hummer that 'whistles' when in flight. Los Alamos is too far West for the Ruby-throated. Photo by Daniel Seitz

A Broad-Tailed Humming Bird swoops in for a sweet drink at a home on Nickel Street. Photo by Daniel Seitz

Cone Zone: Upcoming Road Construction For Week of April 21

on April 18, 2014 - 9:49am


The Cone Zone is back for the season and here is an overview of upcoming 2014 Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution in these areas as the construction work zones are established.

NM502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

Starting on approximately May 5, construction will begin on Trinity Drive between DP Road and Knecht Street.

OBITUARY: Sandra Diane Larson July 19, 1956–April 16, 2014

on April 18, 2014 - 9:42am

SANDRA DIANE LARSON July 19, 1956–April 16, 2014

Sandra Diane Larson, age 57, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was born in Los Alamos on July 19, 1956, to Bob & Mary Larson. She was their only child, and lived with them most of her life. 

Her mom died when she was 27 years old, and Sandra and her dad continued to live together and take care of each other for the next 19 years. They lost their home and all their possessions in the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, and Bob died the following summer.

Sandra had a unique and special outlook upon life.


Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser

on April 18, 2014 - 9:23am


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the first in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations.” LAPSF Director Joanna

Letter to the Editor: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs, Businesses Do

on April 18, 2014 - 9:08am
Candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43

It is not true that I want to remove all government regulations as Mr. Wiggins suggests (see April 16 letter here). I support common sense regulations that protect our citizens.

Government doesn’t create jobs. Businesses create jobs. We need solutions that will grow our private sector economy, not ones that will add to the size of government.

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes.


Local Nine-Year Old Places Well at Snowboard Nationals

on April 18, 2014 - 8:51am
Cade Van Etten competing at the USASA National Championships. Courtesy/USASA
Cade Van Etten takes a flying leap during the USASA National Snowboarding Championships. Courtesy/USASA

Local snowboarder Cade Van Etten, age 9, placed 16th out of 40 in his age group at the USASA National Championships April 8 in Copper Mountain, Colo. This is an amazing showing, since Cade competes in the 13 and under category. He is competing against kids up to four years older than he.

Van Etten would like to thank his Los Alamos supporters for their contributions and support.

Brown Bag Lecture April 23 Focuses on Jemez Mountains’ Ecology

on April 18, 2014 - 8:45am
Terry Foxx. By Jim Gautier
LANL News:


Terry Foxx, a master storyteller and former Laboratory employee, will discuss the ecology of the Jemez Mountains and the Pajarito Plateau noon to 1 p.m., April 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum as part of the museum’s Brown Bag lecture series.


Foxx will intertwine the evolution of her perspective about the natural world as a young girl, to working in a national laboratory, which was struggling with newly instituted environmental laws of the 1970s. Compliance with those laws required an evolution of perspective for project managers.


Foxx will share

Library Director Unveils White Rock Library Plans

on April 18, 2014 - 8:32am
Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos April 8, using architectural drawings to illustrate his description of conceptual plans for a new library in White Rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard.

Thomas, a member of Kiwanis, brought with him Veronica Encinias, the director of the current White Rock Branch Library.

Thomas has been in the county a little over a year, and he

Letter to the Editor: Anyone Who Signs the Front of a Paycheck Understands...

on April 18, 2014 - 8:19am
Los Alamos

I believe Mr. Wiggins missed Mr. Chiravelle’s point in his Letter to the Editor dated April 16 (see letter here). Anyone who signs the front of a paycheck understands the requirements governments place on businesses are burden and growing. 

I am a small business owner based in Los Alamos. As a small business owner I must file monthly, quarterly and annual reports and make payments to Los Alamos County, NM Taxation and Revenue for gross receipts, NM T&R for payroll taxes, NM Department of Labor, NM PRC, the US treasury, and Social Security.


Public Invited to LAPS Budget Discussion Wednesday

on April 18, 2014 - 8:04am

LAPS CFO John Wolfe. File photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invites the Los Alamos community to a discussion on the LAPS Fiscal Year 15 (FY15) budget at 5 p.m., April 23 in the Topper Theater at the Los Alamos High School. 

The discussion will address the FY15 NM Public Schools funding bill recently signed by the governor and requirements of the legislation to fund predetermined staff pay raise percentages, medical benefit premium increases, and retirement fund contribution increases; other known LAPS district cost increases not included in the legislation will be


14 Years in the Making, Nature Center Becomes a Reality: Public Invited to Groundbreaking April 22

on April 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Rendering of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The groundbreaking ceremony is 4 p.m., April 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has grown from humble beginnings, when a dozen citizens gathered around a dining room table to dream about ways to celebrate the natural world of Los Alamos.

PEEC’s inception took place on Earth Day in 2000 and since then, the people of Los Alamos have made PEEC a home for nature on the Pajarito Plateau.

Family YMCA Presents ‘Got Dance’ Variety Showcase

on April 18, 2014 - 7:25am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a “Got Dance” Variety Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road in Los Alamos.

The performance will feature classical ballet on point, Irish dance, contemporary dance, International Latin and American rhythm ballroom dance, modern belly dance, Indian folk dance, hip hop, Kathak, Bollywood and contemporary dance.

The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides more than 200 people each year with scholarships. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

Meet PEEC Volunteer Sue Watts

on April 18, 2014 - 7:20am
Sue Watts
PEEC Featured Volunteer

Sue Watts has spent a good part of her adult life working as a volunteer for organizations ranging from Girl Scouts of America to an urban community center in Birmingham, Ala., to Stephen Ministries.

In her work with the Girl Scouts, she helped girls and adults to develop their appreciation of nature, to look deeper and to see natural things that they might not otherwise see. In addition, she taught many leaders how to take troops camping and trekking on long trips.

When family brought her to Los Alamos, Sue was able to transfer her passion and experience

LAPS Prevention Office Works With MADD Against Underage Drinking

on April 18, 2014 - 7:00am

LAPS News:

This week, the Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Office hosted Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for some community education opportunities with more planned for next week.

Selena Hardy, a 2003 Los Alamos High School graduate and a program specialist for MADD-NM was on hand Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations for parents and hands on activities for youth.

Hardy shared her message about the program and trained school staff for an upcoming project to be done with local businesses. Ben Lewinger, the state executive director for MADD has been in the non-profit sector for 14

Kiwanis Derby Day Party Will Raise Funds to Fight Tetanus Worldwide

on April 18, 2014 - 6:55am
Guests enjoy the 2013 Kiwanis Kentucky Derby Party. Photo by Greg Kendall
This Kimber Wallwork-Heineman original print will be raffled at the Kentucky Derby Party.
Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos invites the community to the second annual Kentucky Derby Party 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill.

This event offers an opportunity help purchase a miracle.