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UNM-LA Hosts Summer Programs For Youth

on July 23, 2017 - 7:22am

Robotics underway at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

More robotics. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

This year, more than 125 students participated in the annual Summer Programs for Youth at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).

In the Adventures at the University program, students in grades 1-3 experienced a different field of exploration each day, including music, art, engineering, chemistry in the lab, and general chemistry.

Balderas And 18 AGs Call On Secretary DeVos To Maintain Protections For Survivors Of Campus Assaults

on July 23, 2017 - 7:21am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 18 Attorneys General sent a letter Wednesday to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing their concern over reports the Department of Education is preparing to roll back important protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses and urging her to keep these protections in place.
The Attorneys General also called on Secretary DeVos to work collaboratively with them to take action to end the scourge of sexual violence

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on July 23, 2017 - 7:18am

On the job at Trinity Urgent Care at 15th Street and Trinity Drive is Medical Assistant Jerrica Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

DOE Renews WIPP CSG Cooperative Agreement

on July 23, 2017 - 7:16am
DOE News:
CARLSBAD  The Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office renewed a cooperative agreement with the Council of State Governments (CSG) - Midwestern Region for oversight of transportation of transuranic waste through Midwestern states to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
The cooperative agreement is for five-years with an estimated cost of approximately $1.4 million.
Through the cooperative agreement DOE provides funding to the CSG- Midwestern Region to address issues of common concern among the Midwestern states to include transportation of radioactive TRU waste

LAHS Graduates Of 1987 Are Back In Class!

on July 23, 2017 - 7:09am

Graduates of the Class of 1987 are back in class during their reunion this weekend at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Former Los Alamos High School Principal Cheryl Pongratz acts as a tour guide for the Class of 87 during their reunion weekend. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Pastor Granillo: Perfect Love Part 1

on July 23, 2017 - 7:01am
La Vista Church
White Rock
Christian perfection is that love of God and our neighbor… –John Wesley
Growing up, I was always under the impression that being a Christian was for the sake of going to heaven rather than hell. This was, and still is, a sad simplification. This “Jesus, to get to heaven” mentality has caused many to miss out on the fullness of the gospel, and others to simply reject it. It may even keep many of us from obeying the will of God. Let me explain.
Jesus often spoke of the importance of the Holy Spirit. But the Counselor, the Holy

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Shines Over White Rock

on July 23, 2017 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: This morning's sunrise shines over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team Wins Game One At Regional Tournament!

on July 22, 2017 - 8:51pm

All smiles from Vidalia, La., as the Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team continues their winning ways at the 2017 Regional Softball Tournament. This morning the Los Alamos team played a little league team from Colorado and won 24-0 in five innings. Their next game is 8 p.m., Sunday against a team from Louisiana. With this win the Los Alamos team has made their way into bracket play, which begins Tuesday. This update is courtesy of Mike Maez, KRSN morning sports. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team wins game one, 24-0 in five

Los Alamos Tennis Club Annual Tournament Renamed To Honor Joel M. Williams

on July 22, 2017 - 9:47am

Joel M. Williams


The Los Alamos Tennis Club is hosting its annual tennis tournament with one change, the name. It is being renamed for the late Joel M. Williams, who was very instrumental in tennis in Los Alamos.

The dates are July 29 and 30. Entrants will get a very good free lunch Saturday, July 29at the Urban Park Pavilion.

The tournament director is Bob Tonelli with Tony Ballard as assistant tournament director.

For further information, send an email to

Tournament Entry Form:

JJAB Fundraiser Provides School Supplies For LAPS

on July 22, 2017 - 9:18am
JJAB News:
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is raising funds to provide school supplies for Los Alamos Public School students.
Although still in the heat of summer, it is time to prepare for the upcoming school year. JJAB is asking the community for financial donations to purchase supplies for students at Los Alamos elementary schools, middle school and high school.
JJAB Resource specialists and coordinators will be working with the school principals to request information relating to student needs.

Liam Cunningham Is LAFD Firefighter For A Day

on July 22, 2017 - 8:20am

Barranca Mesa Elementary School student Liam Cunningham finds out how heavy Capt. Manny Pacheco's hat really is during his visit Friday morning to Los Alamos Fire Station 2 on DP Road. Cunningham is the lucky winner of the Firefighter For A Day prize in a silent auction at the school during the PTO's Bobcat Bonanza last April. The Los Alamos Fire Department is ready to help other schools with similar fundraising and community awareness programs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Liam Cunningham poses for a photo with his fire crew after being a firefighter for the day Friday at Station

Relay For Life Sells Luminaria Bags At Smith's Sunday

on July 22, 2017 - 8:13am


Event coordinators for this year's Relay for Life Los Alamos are selling luminaria bags 1-4 p.m., Sunday at Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos.

Luminarias honor every life touched by cancer. They can be dedicated to a loved one lost, someone battling cancer or anyone who has overcome the disease. 

The luminarias will be decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they are dedicated to and placed around Ashley Pond during the upcoming Relay for Life Los Alamos event.

After dark, Relay participants share an emotional moment when each Luminaria is lit in

Scenes From Friday’s Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on July 22, 2017 - 8:12am

Scene from Fridays Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park featuring Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dancers and spectators take in the music. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Happy dancers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Little boy shows off his fancy dance moves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Little girl dances with daddy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taking a snack

SFCC: Architecture & Interior Design Open House

on July 22, 2017 - 7:50am



Santa Fe Community College Architecture and Interior Design will host an open house 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 1 in Room 607 at the college at 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.


Anyone interested in a career in Architecture and Interior Design is welcome to stop by for the open house to learn about two new certificates (Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design and Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design Software), as well as the new Associates in Applied Sciences in Architecture and Interior Design.


For more information, contact Program Head of Architecture and


Opera And Rainbows

on July 22, 2017 - 7:48am

A pre-opera shower and rainbow show delighted patrons Friday evening before the performance of Lucia de Lammermoor. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Walk To End Alzheimer's Comes To Santa Fe Aug. 26

on July 22, 2017 - 7:46am
AA News:
ALBUBQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce Santa Fe will host the Northern NM Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event for raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. All citizens and media in Santa Fe and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this colorful and touching event.
For more information contact Ashley Martinez, (505).266.4473

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pet Pangaea

on July 22, 2017 - 7:45am

On the job at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square are Valerie Fassbender, left, and Allison Collins. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

FBI: San Ildefonso Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Federal Officer

on July 22, 2017 - 7:42am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Jordan Roybal, 25, an enrolled member of the San Ildefonso Pueblo who resides in San Felipe Pueblo, pled guilty July 18 in federal court in Albuquerque to assaulting a federal officer.
Roybal was arrested March 3, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the criminal complaint, Roybal was arrested on tribal charges Nov.

USDA Rural Development State Office Relocating

on July 22, 2017 - 7:37am
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Eric Vigil has announced that the agency will be moving its State Office from 6200 Jefferson St. NE to One Sun Plaza Building, 100 Sun Avenue, NE, Suite 130, Albq., NM 87109.
The State Office move will take place between Monday July 31 and Aug. 4, 2017. During the move, the State Office will be open by appointment only by calling 505.761.4951. The office will re-open for business at its new location at 8 a.m., Monday Aug. 7.
Other USDA agencies eventually relocating to this new location include:
  • Farm

Pearce Votes To Advance Energy Infrastructure

on July 22, 2017 - 7:37am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed two key bills July 19 to modernize U.S. energy infrastructure.
“New Mexico is a national leader in resource production and a key player in the transportation of energy resources across the southern border. By simplifying regulations on energy infrastructure projects and putting sound provisions in place that promote efficiency and transparency, our communities will have greater opportunities for economic expansion,” U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce said.

Los Alamos Arts In Public Places Board Meets Thursday

on July 22, 2017 - 7:06am
​The Los ALamos County Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public.
Call To Order
  • 5:30 p.m.
Public Comment
  • This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
APP Board Business
  • 9730-17 Approval of Minutes from June 22, 2017 
Current Projects
  • Update on the Golf Course Hanging Glass Sculpture - Set date for dedication event Presenters: Libby Carlsten
  • 9732-17 WR Pottery

Daily Postcard: Morning Sky Glitters Over White Rock

on July 22, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The morning sky glitters over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Associate Director For Weapon Engineering And Experiments John Benner Accepts MSTS Deputy Site Manager Post

on July 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Staff Report

In a memo obtained today by the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan has announced the departure of Associate Director for Weapon Engineering and Experiments John Benner, who has accepted a position at the Nevada National Security Site.

Below is a copy of the memo:

To: LANL-All
From: Charles F. McMillan
Date: July 21, 2017

Subject: Personnel Change Related to Nevada National Security Site M&O Contract Award

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently awarded the Management and Operating contract at the Nevada

Mike Hearne With Shake Russell And Jimmy Stadler Play Summer Concert Series At Ashley Pond Tonight!

on July 21, 2017 - 6:08pm
Tonight’s Summer Concert Series features singers/songwriters Mike Hearne, pictured, Shake Russell and Jimmy Stadler at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Music Promoter

Tonight’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series features Taos/Austin singer/songwriter Mike Hearne, his Texas buddy singer/songwriter Shake Russell, and theirs, mine and Los Alamos’ good time buddy Taos singer/songwriter Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Hearne lives both in Texas and Taos.