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Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Awards

on October 20, 2016 - 2:21pm
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2017 awards.
The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.
High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2017.

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday

on October 20, 2016 - 10:01am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be hosting its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 at the following locations:

  • Smith’s parking lot: 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center: 115 State Route # 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

LAPD asks the public to refrain from bringing

Obituary: Max H. Baker Jan. 9, 1951 – Oct. 19, 2016

on October 20, 2016 - 9:19am

MAX H. BAKER Jan. 9, 1951 – Oct. 19, 2016

After a two-year battle with cancer, Max H. Baker passed from this mortal sphere on October 19, 2016 at his home in Farmington, Utah. He was 65 years old.

Born January 9, 1951, Max was welcomed to this earth by parents Ray S. and Nelda Baker of Teton, Idaho. He learned much about hard work and integrity from his parents as he helped to work the family farm.


Pterosaurs: Flight In Age Of Dinosaurs Lands At Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery

on October 20, 2016 - 9:07am
Cretaceous-Sea-Diorama. Courtesy photo
FCMD News:
For as long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, flying animals called pterosaurs ruled the skies.
They ranged from the size of a sparrow to that of a two-seater plane. Close relatives of dinosaurs, these extraordinary winged reptiles—the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight, and the only vertebrates to develop this ability besides birds and bats—are the focus of the intriguing exhibition opening at 10 a.m., Nov. 17.
The largest exhibition about these flying reptiles ever mounted in the United States, Pterosaurs

Girrens: What’s So Fun

on October 20, 2016 - 8:57am
GOP Candidate For Re-election

During the past months I’ve been asked, why are you running again Girrens? Haven’t you had enough? What’s so fun about being a Councilor anyway?

Believe me there have been several times when I asked myself the “what’s so fun” question, particularly while driving home to White Rock after a Council meeting around 10 p.m. on a cold, snowy winter night. 

I played back the tapes of Council events over the past three years and 9 months asking myself what was fun.

Special highlights rose to the top:

  • the Teen Center dedication;
  • agreement on

Dispennette: Merging Of My Backgrounds Needed For Probate Judge

on October 20, 2016 - 8:55am
GOP Candidate
Probate Judge

I am asking for your vote to be Los Alamos’ next Probate Judge because I believe who I am and my professional experience make me uniquely qualified for this position.

As an Army Chaplain I spent years helping families through some of the most intense moments many of us could imagine. With two combat tours myself to Iraq and Afghanistan, I became an expert in family crisis management as well as helping my soldiers deal with PTSD.

Main Street Alliance Applauds Treasury Department For Strong Rule To Curb Multinational Tax Avoidance

on October 20, 2016 - 8:53am
USDT News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Treasury has finalized a rule aimed at curbing earning stripping, an abusive practice that multinational companies use to avoid taxes. The Main Street Alliance applauds the Treasury Department for taking this critical step.
The rule aims to discourage inversions by making it more difficult for multinational companies to engage in earnings stripping--when companies load their U.S. subsidiaries with foreign debt, and impose artificially high fees and interest on the debt, to reduce their US tax burden.

McQuiston: What You Need To Know About Your Auto Liability Insurance

on October 20, 2016 - 8:52am
The Jemez Agency

If you drive a car, you likely have auto insurance. Your insurance policy provides coverage against the many exposures of owning a vehicle. One of the most important perils it covers is your liability associated with operating a vehicle.

If you are involved in an accident and are found to be liable (negligent) for the accident, you could be held responsible for any bodily injury or property damage resulting from the operation of the vehicle.

Let's take a look at your insurance policy.


Moving Arts Espanola Presents 'Noche de Musica'

on October 20, 2016 - 8:42am
MAE News:
OHKAY OWINGEH  At 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Moving Arts Española (MAE) will present Noche de Musica, a benefit fundraiser for arts education in the Española Valley.
Noche de Musica will feature world-class performances by Danza Azteca de Anahuac, Flamenco Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo, Soprano Rena Harms, just returned from her debut as Madame Butterfly at the English National Opera, and the Branden James Duo, 2013 Finalists in 'America's Got Talent.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at Moving Arts Española, expanding opportunities and support

McDonald: My Plans On Council

on October 20, 2016 - 8:16am
GOP Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I am a lifetime resident of Los Alamos. Both of my parents were employed with the Los Alamos schools for 29 years.

My dad, Jan McDonald, was Los Alamos High School band director and still continues to teach students privately.

My mother, Sheryl Parsons, was an elementary school teacher, who taught at each of the elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock. My wife, Jen, and I live in White Rock with our two rescue German Shepherds.

I am a proud member of Rotary and feel very strongly about giving back to the community.

Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas And Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House Oct. 22-23

on October 20, 2016 - 8:14am
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque.
Everyone is welcome to this family fun event to meet the alpacas, shop for handmade gift items - roving, yarn, apples, honey and lavender.
For more information, call 505.490.0160.

October In Bandelier―Shuttles End, Hours Change, Wilderness Day, And A New Artist In Residence

on October 20, 2016 - 7:53am
Bandelier October Artist in Residence Irene Owsley. Courtesy photo
NPS News:
As the leaves and seasons change, things at Bandelier National Monument are also moving from summer to fall. 
Sunday, Oct. 16, the Bandelier Visitor Center hours changed to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the last day for the Atomic City Transit shuttles was Tuesday, Oct. 18. From now until until the buses resume in late spring, visitors are welcome to drive in to the Bandelier Visitor Center parking lot throughout the day. Also, the White Rock Visitor Center hours are now 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until spring. 

IRS Offers Online Tax Forums

on October 20, 2016 - 7:42am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. 
The forums are three-day events that provide tax professionals with the most up-to-date information on federal and state tax issues; in 2016, they were held in five cities across the nation.
More than a dozen self-study seminars are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO). Self-study seminars provide information to participants through interactive videos, PowerPoint

Educators Gather For Economic Development Summit

on October 20, 2016 - 7:38am

From left, Gary Tripp, Strategic Planning and Engagement Officer for Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dr. Kathy Trujillo of New Mexico State University, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Dr. Joaquin Vila, Dean of Education for Northern New Mexico College. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Hundreds of community leaders from throughout northern New Mexico gathered Sept. 28 at the Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center to discuss strategies for growing the regional economy at the Fourth Annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) State of the Region conference.

The REDI initiative, which is a formal

Letter To The Editor: Abolishment Of Sheriff's Office

on October 20, 2016 - 7:32am
Los Alamos
For the past several weeks I have read in the Los Alamos Daily the volley of pro and cons regarding the Office of the Los Alamos County Sheriff, and if it should be abolished. For whatever it is worth, I wish to add my sentiments to this back and forth debate that seems to have lost its compass along the way.
I moved to Los Alamos Aug. 15, 1943 at the age of 6 and was the first male student in the Los Alamos School System to go from the first grade through the twelfth.
Along that journey I learned a great deal about Los Alamos, a community I deeply

Daily Postcard: Golden Cottonwoods On NM 502

on October 20, 2016 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: Golden cottonwoods line the roadway along NM 502 by the Rio Grande. Photo by Jeane Strub

County Attorney Finalists Share Interests In Job

on October 19, 2016 - 3:37pm
County Manager Harry Burgess, center, speaks with County Attorney finalists and guests at an Oct. 6 community reception at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post

The four finalists for the Los Alamos County Attorney position gathered at a community reception Oct. 6 in the Community Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

LAHS Students Sample Options At Today's Career Fair

on October 19, 2016 - 3:36pm

Members of the business community including the Los Alamos Daily Post participate in today's Career Fair at Los Alamos High school. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

Students check out career options today at the Career Fair at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

'La Llorona' Chautauqua Performance Thursday

on October 19, 2016 - 2:29pm

New Mexico Garden Clubs District II Executive Fall Board Meeting Thursday

on October 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
New Mexico Garden Clubs District II Executive Fall board meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at Smith's Marketplace in the upstairs meeting room.
Registration is 10-10:30 a.m. Call Laurie Hixson, Treasurer, for reservations. Visitors are welcome.

Play Reading At Los Alamos Little Theater Oct. 25

on October 19, 2016 - 2:26pm
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold an open play reading of Tom Stoppard’s classic comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Deadthis coming at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Performing Arts Center.
Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.
In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, the Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads the

Signs Of The Season

on October 19, 2016 - 2:25pm

In advance of the Nov. 8 General Election, political signs are being installed in yards and strategic high traffic locations around the County such as this stretch of Rover Boulvard near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Political signs also are being installed along Sherwood Boulvard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Political signs also are being installed along Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Mesa Potrero Prescribed Burn Planned On Coyote Ranger District

on October 19, 2016 - 2:16pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Mesa Potrero pile burn on the Coyote Ranger District this week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. 
Ignitions on the 470-acre fire, located 7 miles northwest of Coyote, could begin today, Oct. 19, and conclude Friday, Oct. 21. Crews expect to burn small blocks of 100 acres per day.
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

IRS Announces 2017 Tax Counseling For Elderly And Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants

on October 19, 2016 - 2:15pm
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded over $21.5 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.
This year, the IRS awarded grants to 25 TCE and 246 VITA applicants. The TCE grants cover one year and the VITA grants cover two years. The IRS received 330 applications requesting $54.6 million.
The TCE program, established in 1978, provides tax counseling and return preparation nationwide to people who are 60 or older.

PEEC: Youth Beginning Photography Class Oct. 22

on October 19, 2016 - 2:14pm
A female Black-throated Gray Warbler chooses an awkward perch. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Retired school teacher Mrs. Magelssen will teach a beginning photography class for 2nd and 3rd graders 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This beginning photography class will encourage children to discover the basics of composing good photographs through hands-on experience. Camera equipment will be provided.