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Mountaineers Meeting Features Alex Mueller On Skiing And Climbing Around The World

on January 13, 2017 - 7:14am
Alex Mueller making friends with a penguin. Courtesy photo


Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Alex Mueller.

In late 2014, Mueller had the luck of traveling to Antarctica to go ski mountaineering with a team of friends and a boatful of great people. It really was the trip of a lifetime, and is accessible to everybody. As his journey to this point started on a visit to France, he will be showing photos of skiing and climbing from Chamonix, Argentina and Antarctica.

Social time begins at  at 6:45

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Public Schools – Four Generations And Counting...

on January 13, 2017 - 7:11am

UNM-Los Alamos Spring Classes Begin Jan. 17

on January 13, 2017 - 7:10am
UNM-LA coordinates with SunPath on the Emergency Medical Technician, Personal Care Attendant, and Certified Nursing Assistant courses. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Spring classes at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) begin Tuesday, Jan. 17. Registration is open, and there is still available space in many classes.

Students can sign up for a variety of classes, including Spanish I, Digital Electronics I, Information Assurance and Security, Music Appreciation, Statistical Principles, Drawing, Engineering Statics, Earth History and Pilates.

“We are excited to launch the new

Los Alamos Youth Activity Center Gets Remodeled

on January 13, 2017 - 7:07am

Courtesy image


The Youth Activity Center (YAC) in Los Alamos, operated from the south side basement of the Community Building on 20th Street, is scheduled for remodeling starting mid-January.

Improvements include leveling the uneven floor and updating the nearly 30-year-old finishes.

After completion of improvements to the Los Alamos Teen Center, staff from the Los Alamos Family Council, operator of the YAC, requested improvements to the obsolete and deteriorated interior. With project savings from the Teen Center and others, this task became possible.

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Ben-Naim: Why I’m Running For School Board

on January 13, 2017 - 7:04am
Ellen Ben-Naim, school board candidate for the Pinon District. Courtesy photo

School Board Candidate, Pinon District

For the past 16 years, my family has benefited from our public schools and as a lifelong educator – I understand just how hard we must work in these tough financial times to keep our schools thriving.

We are fortunate to be represented by a teacher in the New Mexico State House, but it is time for our board to reflect our community’s commitment to education.

This December, I officially filed to run for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board in the Pinon

MLK Day Closures At State Museums & Historic Sites

on January 13, 2017 - 7:03am


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that all state historic sites will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 16.

Closures include:

  • Jemez Historic Site;
  • Fort Stanton Historic Site;
  • Fort Selden Historic Site;
  • Coronado Historic Site;
  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site;
  • Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner; and
  • Lincoln Historic Site.


About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and

Gentry Pushes House To Protect Transparency

on January 13, 2017 - 7:02am

Rep. Nate Gentry

House Republican Communications:

SANTA FE – Rep. Nate Gentry (R-Bernalillo) pre-filed legislation to ensure New Mexicans have immediate access to all legislation presented on the floor of the House of Representatives.

House Resolution 1 would change the rules of the New Mexico House of Representatives to require that all floor amendments and floor substitutes be made available on the Legislature’s website at the time of their introduction.

“The public has an essential right to see the bills and amendments that are being considered by their representatives,” Gentry said.

Happy Friday The 13th ... Facts About Unluckiest Day

on January 13, 2017 - 6:58am

Photo by W.J.Pilsak GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons


Today is Friday the 13th, the first of two such days in 2017. The other Friday the 13th this year is Oct. 13.

Friday the 13th is considered to be the unluckiest day in the Gregorian calendar. Here are 13 facts about this day of ill-repute:

1. It's Unclear Why it is Feared

Very little is known about the origins of the day's notoriety. Some historians believe that the superstitions surrounding it arose in the late 19th century.


Daily Postcard: Road Crews Plow NM 4

on January 13, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: Road crews are spotted over the weekend plowing N.M. 4. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

News Alert: Darryl Sugar Withdraws From Los Alamos School Board Race

on January 12, 2017 - 11:32pm

News Alert:

In an email sent this evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post, Darryl Sugar said he is withdrawing his candidacy from the Los Alamos School Board race citing time commitments.

Sugar’s Email:

Due to unexpected demands on my time that have come up I regret that I will be unable to devote the time needed to the school board and will need to withdraw from the upcoming school board election.

With warm regards, 

Darryl Sugar

¿Dónde Le Duele? Where Does It Hurt? Spanish For Medical Professionals Begins Wednesday Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 11:16pm

UNM-LA Instructor Patty Moore. Photo by Nancy Coombs


UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is offering the class Spanish for Medical Professionals I and II beginning Jan. 18.

Each one hour credit session will meet from 7-7:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, with Part I meeting Jan. 18-March 10, and Part II meeting March 20-May 12. This course will give health professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn medical Spanish in order to communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients more effectively.

Instructor Patty Moore has been teaching Spanish at UNM-LA since 1996.

Obituary: Ralph L. Phelps Jan. 8, 2017

on January 12, 2017 - 10:08pm

RALPH L. PHELPS Jan. 8, 2017

Ralph L. Phelps died on January 8, 2017, at age 71. He is survived by Linda H. Phelps, his wife of 44 years, and his children, Dr. Joshua Phelps of Ogden, Utah, and Jennifer Phelps of Boulder, Colorado.

Ralph was a nuclear engineer and spent his professional career in management and engineering for nuclear power plants in Connecticut, California and Nebraska. During this time he also served on numerous industry committees.

Even though originally from New York, Ralph was a bona fide New Mexican.


League Of Women Voters Hosts Forum For School Board And UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidates Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 8:53pm


White Rock residents will be electing new School Board members to make decisions for the Los Alamos Public Schools. The entire Los Alamos population will select the Advisory Board members who will contribute to making decisions about UNM-LA.

These important decisions on the direction of education in Los Alamos are up to the voters. To be informed, join the League of Women Voters at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.

Backcountry Film Festival Inspires Winter Adventurers To Seek Snow Less Traveled

on January 12, 2017 - 5:13pm

Stillshot from China, A Skier’s Journey, one of nine short films featured in this year’s Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Tickets go on sale today for the Backcountry Film Festival, made possible by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at the Reel Deal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 will be the only one in New Mexico.

The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling

Letter To The Editor: I Have Never Been So Disappointed In Los Alamos

on January 12, 2017 - 5:02pm
Los Alamos

I have never been so disappointed in Los Alamos as I am now. Dog Sees God is not a play about promoting bullying. This play brings insight into what high schoolers and even adults have to deal with when it comes to bullying.

It is a sad story of a boy who is coming to terms with who he is and how brutal high school can be.

As a cast member I am frustrated with mental health professionals in this town who are acting like we are “giving teenagers ideas”. The hard truth is that this type of bullying, drug use, rebellion, eating disorders, etc.

Pet Of The Week: Zoe The Dog

on January 12, 2017 - 4:43pm

Zoe the dog is in search of a kind home with adults or older children. Courtesy/LAC


Zoe is a sweet, petite, senior terrier mix who is ready to win your heart! She gets along well with cats, but she would do best as an only dog.
She needs to be an indoor dog, but crating stresses her out. For this reason, she would likely be best in a home with lots of human interaction and company.
She enjoys the company of adults and older children, but young children can be a bit too energetic for this older gal.
For more information about volunteering, adopting and donating

Valles Caldera Offers Special Night Of Extended Hours

on January 12, 2017 - 4:32pm

Cross-country skiing through History Grove at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/NPS

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is offering extended hours for winter recreation Saturday, Jan. 14. Normal operational hours, currently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be extended until 9:30 p.m. with the entrance gate closing at 10 p.m.

The Valle Grande Entrance Station and a contact station positioned among historic cabins will be open and available for warming.

In And Around Town: Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 3:50pm
In And Around Town News:
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to
School Board  and UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidate Forum
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos invites the community to attend its Candidate Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. at Piñon Elementary School, 90 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock.
Risk Factors For Suicidal

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 12, 2017 - 3:49pm

Memorial Service For Marvin Harlow Jan. 21

on January 12, 2017 - 3:31pm
A memorial service for Marvin Harlow will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Christian Church, 92 East Rd. Los Alamos.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Habitat for Humanity or a charity of choice. Marvin V. Harlow, Jr., passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 after a short illness. He was a longtime resident of White Rock, New Mexico. He was retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was a scientific staff member.

2017 County Council Leadership Shares Thoughts

on January 12, 2017 - 8:26am

The Los Alamos County Council elected its leadership for 2017 including re-election of Vice Chair Susan O'Leary and election of new Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council elected new leadership Tuesday evening in Council Chambers during its first meeting of the new year.

The Council unanimously elected David Izraelevitz as chair, and in a vote of 4-3, elected Susan O'Leary to remain as vice chair. Outgoing Chair Rick Reiss, Izraelevitz and Pete Sheehey cast their vote for Sheehey.  

Hall: UNM-LA Is A True Treasure In Our Community

on January 12, 2017 - 7:30am
UNM-LA Advisory Board

When the last time you paid 50 cents for a loaf of bread? For most of us, it was around 1980, the same year that our community voted for a 1 mil levy to launch our local college, UNM-LA. Today that same loaf of bread costs somewhere between $2-$5 depending on how fancy you get, but most people keep buying bread, because warm, fresh bread is nourishing of the body and fulfilling of our mind’s pleasure sensors.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 7:29am


Just One Thing To Do This Week: Reach Out

on January 12, 2017 - 7:28am
Los Alamos

As I continue my journey to improve overall well-being and the well-being of those around me, in the last few weeks I have committed to reducing the amount of sugar I consume to less than 24 grams and drinking two to three liters of water per day.

I did not have a problem meeting either goal as I was slayed by a nasty virus for a full week that left me unable to do much but lay on the couch watching PBS period dramas and sipping water all day.

As I started to feel better all I felt like eating was a bowl of cereal.

Scenes From Bandelier Falls Trail Hike

on January 12, 2017 - 7:27am

Scenes from a trail hike Sunday in Bandelier Falls. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scenes from a trail hike Sunday in Bandelier Falls. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scenes from a trail hike Sunday in Bandelier Falls. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scenes from a trail hike Sunday in Bandelier Falls. Photo by Robert Beberniss