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Scenes From 5-6 Grade Field Day At Sullivan Field

on May 22, 2016 - 11:21am

Fifth and 6th grade students from all five Los Alamos elementary schools participate in the annual Field Day Wednesday's at Sullivan Field. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Students play rock, paper, scissors at Wednesday's annual 5th and 6th Grade Field Day at Sullivan Field. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


By KayLinda Crawford
Los Alamos Daily Post

Parent volunteers, physical education teachers and students from Los Alamos elementary schools participated in the annual 5th and 6th Grade Field Day at Sullivan Field.

“Field Day is a time for the 5th and 6th graders

Pat Soran Sworn In To UNM-LA Advisory Board

on May 22, 2016 - 10:32am

Pat Soran is sworn in as a new member of the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board by Municipal Judge Alan Kirk at Monday's Advisory Board meeting. Soren is replacing former board member Michael DiRosa who had to vacate his seat due to a move. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk swears in Pat Soran to the UNM-LA Board at the Monday, May 16, Advisory Board meeting. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Harvey Yates Elected National Committeeman And National Delegates Elected At New Mexico GOP 2016 Quadrennial Convention

on May 22, 2016 - 10:11am

RPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – After months of planning, the Republican Party of New Mexico's 2016 Quadrennial Convention Saturday at Sandia Resort & Casino was a huge success. The use of an electronic voting system meant that voting was organized, easy and efficient and results were tabulated in record time. 

Harvey Yates elected National Committeeman. Courtesy Photo

“Our months of planning this important event paid off,,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Debbie Maestas.

Chamisa Hosts Reunion For Graduating Seniors

on May 22, 2016 - 9:44am

Michael Clegg with his Chamisa Elementary School 6th grade buddies, Sam Grothaus and Brian Peterson, on their graduation year. Clegg who graduates this week is seen with his kinderbuddy Brigham Conlin who graduates Wednesday from Chamisa. Chamisa is holding a reunion for graduating seniors of the class of 2016 who attended Chamisa. While 6th graders at Chamisa, students are given a kindergarten student as a buddy.

President Clinton To Campaign For Hillary In Española

on May 22, 2016 - 9:43am

Bill Clinton to stump Tuesday in Española. Courtesy/wikipedia


President Bill Clinton will campaign Tuesday for Hillary Clinton in New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary.

President Clinton will hold a public event in Española where he will discuss why Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to raise wages and break down all the barriers holding New Mexico families back.

Information on President Clinton’s Wednesday stop planned in Albuquerque will be forthcoming.

President Bill Clinton Española Event:

  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Plaza De Española, 706 East Bond

Letter To The Editor: It Takes A Village To Fill A Pantry

on May 22, 2016 - 9:02am
By LA Cares Board
Los Alamos

In a single day, the LA Cares shelves went from practically empty to almost full.

Saturday, May 14, the local members of the National Letter Carriers Association, assisted by Scouts from the Sangre de Cristo District,  held their semi-annual food drive. An estimated seven tons of food, set next to mailboxes all over town, and contributed by shoppers at both Smith's stores, was picked up, sorted and moved into storage.

The hard work of the Carriers, the Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venture crew members,  he use of the Knights of Columbus Hall for sorting, and the Zia


Scenes From Saturday's 19th Annual Kite Festival

on May 22, 2016 - 9:00am
Clear skies, blustery winds and warm temperatures brought kite enthusiasts of all ages to Overlook Park Saturday to partake in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s 19th annual Kite Festival, which runs through 5 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Cora Perkins holds on tight to her kite during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. The Kite Festival continued on Sunday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Joshua Matteson, along with his mom, Linda, decorate the kite he made during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s kite building workshop

Letter To The Editor: Beloved Betrayed - You Are Loved

on May 22, 2016 - 8:12am

By Los Alamos Citizen

In response to the letter in the Feb. 4 Los Alamos Daily Post, Beloved Betrayed, I should have written this letter way back in February when the original letter was published.

The only thing needed for evil to prevail is for good “men” to do nothing. I think someone famous said that.

Betrayed you were taught lies by our society in many ways that you are just a lump of cells accidently put together. You have been betrayed by society. You’re not animals without purpose. You are precious.


Daily Postcard: Cactus Beneath The Moon

on May 22, 2016 - 8:03am

Daily Postcard: A New Mexico Cholla (Walking Stick Cactus) seen Saturday night with a full moon in the background near Overlook Park. Photo by Leah Austin

Pastor Granillo: The Bride Of Christ

on May 22, 2016 - 7:33am
Los Alamos

The Bride of Christ.

The prophet Hosea had a unique situation; God commanded him to marry a woman who would be unfaithful to him. Hosea’s wife, Gomer, constantly left him in order to prostitute herself out to others; sometimes bearing their children. She showed no remorse for her actions, but Hosea persisted in trying to win her back.

In spite of humiliating circumstances, Hosea was faithful to his wife and tried to get her to be faithful to him as well. At one point, Hosea actually bought back his wife from another man that she has left him for.

Today, as

Bernie Sanders Brings Populist Message To Santa Fe

on May 21, 2016 - 12:55pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a packed crowd during his campaign rally Friday afternoon at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Rally goers react to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Friday during rally at SFCC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 3,000 New Mexicans felt the Bern Friday during a campaign rally at Santa Fe Community College.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took time before his speech in the SFCC Fitness Education Center to

Community Winds Presents 'The Planets' Tonight In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 12:54pm
Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will take the audience on an interplanetary adventure at tonight’s concert. The centerpiece of the concert is Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op 39 (1918).

The work is based on astrology, rather than astronomy.

A short book by Alan Leo called “What is a Horoscope?” suggested to Holst the possibilities for musically interpreting the influences of each planet.

Final Performance Of 'Steel Magnolias' Tonight

on May 21, 2016 - 12:52pm
From left, Truvy (Dianne Williams Wilburn), Annelle (Holly Robinson) and Clairee (Carolyn Conner) admire a baby picture. The final performance of LALT's 'Steel Magnolias' is 7:30 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the door or in advance  at CB FOX or from Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Larry Gibbons

Stucco Work Underway On New DNCU In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 11:47am

Workers apply stucco Thursday to the exterior of the new Del Norte Credit Union under construction on Rover Boulvard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The new Del Norte Credit Union is taking shape on the corner of Rover Boulvard and N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Memorial Day

on May 21, 2016 - 10:53am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, May 31.

There are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. Visitors are reminded that fireworks and explosives are prohibited on federal lands. Law enforcement officers, fire personnel and recreation staff will be patrolling over the Memorial Day weekend to ensure visitor safety.

Forest visitors are asked to follow campfire safety guidelines and adhere to the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.

HHS On New Mexico Health Insurance Rate Changes

on May 21, 2016 - 10:28am

HHS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jonathan Gold, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on New Mexico health insurance rate changes.

“Consumers in New Mexico will continue to have affordable coverage options in 2017. Last year, the average Marketplace premium among people with tax credits stayed the same at $127 per month, despite reports based on preliminary rate filings predicting increases of ‘51 percent’.

“People in New Mexico understand how the marketplace works, and they know that they can shop around and find coverage that fits

Brownie ‘The King Of Ashley Pond’ Photo Bombs Shot

on May 21, 2016 - 10:10am
Brownie ‘The King of Ashley Pond’ suddenly photo bombs a shot of the park this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall

Hike Water Canyon With Trail Expert Craig Martin

on May 21, 2016 - 9:54am

Spring in Water Canyon. Photo by Craig Martin

PEEC News:

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than to hike? Local trail expert Craig Martin is leading a hike 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4, up Water Canyon to the meadow, where hikers can enjoy running water, flowers, and interesting trail stories.

This free hike is great for kids with a bit of hiking experience. The hike is about two miles round trip with around 400 feet of elevation gain.

The Water Canyon hike is limited to 20 participants. To participate, register online at Afterward, meet Craig and other

Daily Postcard: Raven Fledgling Waits For Meal

on May 21, 2016 - 9:37am

Daily Postcard: A raven fledgling (one of four), patiently waits in a local tree for his midday meal. Photo by Marc Bailey

Scenes From NMSU Extension's Canning Class

on May 21, 2016 - 9:26am

Extension Home Economist Helen Idzorek teaches Friday's pressure canning workshop at Trinity on the Hill Church. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Participants in Friday's pressure canning workshop receive tips on canning green beans and tomatoes. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Scene from Friday's pressure canning workshop at TOTH. Courtesy photo

Tomatoes are canned during Friday's

What Could You Accomplish If Your Garage Doubled In Size?

on May 21, 2016 - 8:41am
Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Have you ever had to put a creative project on the back burner because you don’t have the space, or the tools?

Los Alamos Makers is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. The space and the equipment is available to use at an affordable rate. It’s like having your own workshop.

Monday May 23, they will open their doors 2-6 p.m.

Udall Advances Priorities Of NM Farmers And Ranchers, Rural Communities In Agriculture Funding Bill

on May 21, 2016 - 8:19am
WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee Friday in advancing an Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration funding bill that makes critical investments in agriculture and nutrition programs to support New Mexico families and rural communities.
The bill sets the Fiscal Year 2017 budgets for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. 
"Farming and ranching are part of our heritage and a key economic engine for New Mexico,

Kite Festival Underway Noon-5 p.m. Today & Sunday

on May 21, 2016 - 7:37am
Scene from a previous kite building workshop. File photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Kite Festival launches this weekend. The festival is a 19-year tradition, which showcases expert flyers who perform dizzy aerial acrobatic moves with sophisticatedly constructed kites as well as simple, hand-made paper kites piloted enthusiastically by young children.


A kite flyer gets creative during a previous kite building workshop. File photo
The festival welcomes and embraces anyone and everyone who enjoys this classic summertime activity.

Visitors To Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District Campgrounds Advised To Check For Potable Water

on May 21, 2016 - 7:11am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  As the outdoor recreation season gets underway on the Santa Fe National Forest, visitors to three campgrounds on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are advised to bring enough drinking water to meet their needs for their stay.
The Holy Ghost, E.V. Long and El Porvenir Campgrounds do not have potable water this year. Shallow wells at these campgrounds may receive surface water recharge from the nearby river and natural runoff, which is at risk of contamination from pathogens harmful to human health. 
“Public health and safety is a top forest priority,” Forest

Heinrich Meets With U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland, Urges Republicans To Do Their Job

on May 21, 2016 - 7:05am
Sen. Martin Heinrich meets Judge Garland. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday May 19, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
"Judge Garland and I had an extensive conversation, which shed light on his distinguished record and thoughtful judicial philosophy. I will continue to thoroughly consider his nomination for our highest court," Heinrich said.