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Chamisa Fourth Graders Celebrate New Mexicans

on May 20, 2016 - 7:51am
Chamisa fourth grader Alanna Fresquez chose Frank Chavez of Duke’s Car Club in Albuquerque as the subject of her Wax Museum portrayal. The fourth grade classes pick important New Mexicans to impersonate. They research the figures and tell visitor’s their story. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Rafael Matt-Jinks as Forrest Fenn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The third and fourth grade students at Chamisa Elementary presented the annual Wax Museum Wednesday.

The students dressed in costume and performed the part of their

Letter To The Editor: Thank You To Los Alamos And White Rock Community From Greg Fisher's Family

on May 19, 2016 - 11:10pm

The family of Greg Fisher will always be grateful to the friends, neighbors, colleagues, council members, teachers, counselors, and young people who made his life and his daughter’s joyful and productive in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Your response to his tragic early death has been heartwarming, comforting, and reassuring to us. We honor each of you who played a role in Greg’s life as the County’s Economic Vitality Administrator and in the daily lives of both Greg and Maya.

Thanks especially to those who grieved alongside us.

League Of Women Voters Honors Barbara Calef

on May 19, 2016 - 11:08pm

Longtime League President Barbara Calef is recognized and celebrated for her leadership and inspiration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Barbara Calef is stepping down from her role as president of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos after leading the organization for a total of 10 years.

Calef served as president beginning in 2002 through 2005 and again in 2010 through this spring. She is being recognized and celebrated for her leadership and inspiration. She explained why she is drawn to the organization.

“I feel that we are

Letter To The Editor: Voters ... Now Is Your Chance

on May 19, 2016 - 12:10pm
Los Alamos
I applaud Mr. Khal Spencer's letter to the editor concerning the four council members with their NO vote for an independent audit. As the old saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's a fire", and what I, like Mr. Spencer and others, would like to know is, "why the no vote?", do we have a fire deep within our county?
I know the money spent on the past law suits by us, the county, were paid for by our insurer(s), but we pay the insurance premiums, and at last reported our insurance premiums had not gone up due to these insurance settlements of millions of dollars.

Atomic City Transit Upcoming Schedule Changes

on May 19, 2016 - 11:57am

Atomic City Transit bus. File photo



Monday May 23, Atomic City Transit schedules will be adjusted in order to better provide connections with the Northern New Mexico Park and Ride buses. 

More specifically, the entire schedule will be rotated forward by 5 minutes, which will affect the timing at each bus stop. As an example, if you currently catch the bus at 7 a.m., you will catch the bus at 7:05 a.m. beginning Monday.

The new transit service plan, implemented Jan.

LAHS Intel ISEF Results

on May 19, 2016 - 11:33am

Los Alamos High School students Sophia Li (10th grade) and Jovan Zhang (12th grade) recently placed 4th with their team project in the Computational Biomedical and Bioinformatics Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 7-13 in Phoenix, Ariz. Zhang is a three-time Intel Finalist and winner. He and Li represented the State of New Mexico and competed against 1,760 students, in grades 9-12th, from 76 countries, regions and provinces across the globe for $5 million in prizes and awards.

McQuiston: About Bodily Injury Liability Protection

on May 19, 2016 - 11:17am
The Jemez Agency

Do I need to buy more than the minimum bodily injury liability protection?

Not if you’re a billionaire and aren’t concerned about forking over hundreds of thousands of dollars if you injure others in a car accident.

For the rest of us, the answer is almost always yes.

Bodily injury protection can be what stands between you and bankruptcy. By paying it, you can lean on your insurance company to cover you in case you get in a wreck that seriously injures one or more people NOT IN YOUR CAR.

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Krissi Wallis Summarizes Year At LAHS, New Mexico And U.S.

on May 19, 2016 - 10:07am

Rotary Youth Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany recently gave a presentation summarizing her school year at Los Alamos High School, her travel experiences in the United States, and the lasting friendships she has made.  Wallis returns to Germany in June. Her blazer displays the many trade pins she has collected during her exchange. Photo by Hal Davis

LAPS 2016 Summer Construction Projects

on May 19, 2016 - 10:05am
LAPS News:
All teachers and staff wish students an enjoyable and restful summer vacation. While they are enjoying their well-earned vacation, LAPS is planning a full slate of construction projects to make sure the schools and facilities are ready for fall.
Projects planned:
  • LAHS E-Wing HVAC Project- Install 5 rooftop units on lower E-wing that have had A/C need and heat issues in winter for over six years. (Using Bond funds);
  • LAHS Science Wing Roof Project- Insurance job related project. Installation of new 80 mil fully adhered TPO system from prior insurance roof coating failure;

DPU Announces Limited Staffing Monday And Tuesday

on May 19, 2016 - 9:57am


Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities report that crews overseeing the natural gas, water delivery, and sewer systems will be in mandatory safety related training Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24. 

Due to limited staffing levels, all incoming routine customer requests for these days will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 25.

Utilities Manager Tim Glasco stated that “We are committed to the safe and reliable operation of our facilities and place tremendous importance on proper employee training.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz To Dedicate NSTX-U At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

on May 19, 2016 - 9:51am

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will dedicate the upgraded National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U) at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The NSTX-U is the nation’s newest fusion energy experiment, a spherical tokamak that explores the creation of high-performance plasmas at temperatures hotter than the center of the sun. The event will include a tour of the NSTX-U facility and the dedication ceremony.

Secretary Moniz will deliver remarks at the dedication and will be joined by Sen. Cory Booker and Rep.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Chief Ben Stone Earns Degree; Receives Harvard Fellowship

on May 19, 2016 - 9:36am

LAFD EMS Chief Ben Stone travels to Cambridge in June to participate in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University. The caledar on the wall, put out by Air Medical, features Stone on one of the pages. Courtesy photo


UNM-Los Alamos

For the past decade, Los Alamos Division Fire Chief-EMS Ben Stone has educated UNM students in the EMS program all the while he was finishing his own formal education and climbing a career ladder.

Rotary Honors Kimberly Lopez As Student Of The Year

on May 19, 2016 - 8:35am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Los Alamos High School junior Kimberly Lopez as a Student of the Year based upon her academic achievements and her commitment to service. Particularly noteworthy is her work on the LAHS Student Council and with the New Mexico Association of Student Councils and the planning of its annual conference in Los Alamos earlier this year. Lopez also is an active member of DECA, which prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.

Daily Postcard: Tanagers Spotted In Birdbath On Zuni

on May 19, 2016 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: A pair of Tanagers spend time in a birdbath on Zuni in Los Alamos. Photo by Joel WIlliams 

NNMC Students Earn BBA In Project Management

on May 19, 2016 - 8:06am

On May 14, the College of Business Administration at Northern New Mexico College celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of students to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management. This new degree, the only one in the State of New Mexico, was recently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. From left, Erika Zabala, Amanda Martinez, Adela Chavez, Marcus Vigil, Assistant Professor John Buksa, and Lawrence Gutierrez (not pictured Suzanne Elliott). For more information on the BBA - Project Management degree, visit

Los Alamos County Comprehensive Plan Update Moves into Second Phase With Random Sample Survey

on May 18, 2016 - 8:48pm


The Los Alamos County Comprehensive Plan update is moving into Round Two of public participation events.

Contractor Architectural Research Consultants is sending out 3,000 random-sample surveys to addresses across the county. If you receive a survey, please fill it out either online (preferably) or by mailing back the completed paper survey, with pre-paid postage.

Responses must be submitted before June 4. This date has been extended from May 31 posted in the survey cover letter to give respondents a little additional time. Your input is very much appreciated!

Over the

Los Alamos Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect

on May 18, 2016 - 4:34pm
LAPD is seeking the identity of this man who is a suspect in a shoplifting case. Call 505.662.8222 with information. Courtesy/LAPD


The vehicle was driven by a suspect wanted in connection with a shoplifting case. Courtesy/LAPD

The Los Alamos Police Department Investugations Section is seeking the identity of a suspect in a shoplifting case.
The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect as seen in the surveillance footage above and the above vehicle, which was driven by the suspect.
LAPD is offering a reward

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 11 To May 17, 2016

on May 18, 2016 - 4:06pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


May 11 at 5:58 p.m. / Police arrested Angel Vigil, 24, of Medanales on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police arrested Vigil again at 9:31 a.m. May 12 and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police arrested her again at 4:43 p.m., May 12 on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

LAHS Track & Field State Championship Results

on May 18, 2016 - 3:36pm
'Topper Girls Head Coach Paul Anderson and his athletes show off their State Runner-Up trophy at the conclusion of the State Championship. The 'Toppers went into the competition seeded 43 points behind eventual winner Piedra Vista, but finished only 9 points back. Photo by Blake Wood
8th grader Jazmine Tuning placed 4th in the high jump with a leap of 5' 2". Photo by Blake Wood
Even the fencing appears to be urging Liam Johnson upward in the pole vault. Liam placed 4th with a vault of 13' 0". Photo by Blake Wood
A set of remarkable performances by the 'Topper

Government Contracting Basics Workshop May 24

on May 18, 2016 - 3:30pm

Barranca's 6th Graders Mentor Younger Students During MATH Is FUN

on May 18, 2016 - 3:27pm
Barranca Mesa Elementary students building square bubbles during Math is FUN. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
On May 13, Barranca's 6th grade students showed the Kindergarten through 5th grade students the fun in learning math.
Math is Fun gives the 6th grade students the opportunity to become a 'Teacher for a Day', apply their knowledge, and mentor younger students in this subject.
Students made fractals using paper, build square bubbles, created design with the pattern blocks, and competed in Measurement Olympics.
"We had more than 300 participants, including students, staff,

Sgambellone: The Pitfalls Of Social Media

on May 18, 2016 - 3:03pm
The Pitfalls of Social Media
By Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

During an emergency, many people rely on social media for information and updates on what is occurring. For the citizen, information in real time can be a blessing, particularly for individuals involved in or near an event, or their family members who are looking for any information on a loved one. But for Public Safety, the impact at a scene by errant social media posts is hard to predict, and therefore hard to plan and prepare for. 

In a general sense, what you see on social media should only be accepted as accurate with a

LAPD Hosts Special Olympics Torch Run Thursday

on May 18, 2016 - 2:48pm

Special Olympics athlete Sam Zimmerly runs with the torch during last year's event. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAPD News:

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department will be running the torch for Special Olympics Thursday, May 19.

Runners will begin at the police station at approximately 7:30 a.m. and motorists may see minor traffic delays as the torch moves west on Trinity Drive to the LANL “back gate” and on to Jemez Springs.



Local GOP Hosts Monthly Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday

on May 18, 2016 - 12:27pm
GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Wallace Hall, Building 5 at UNM-LA.


The Guest Speaker is Los Alamos County Senior Deputy Clerk Naomi Maestas. She will provide updated information regarding New Mexico Voting Information for 2016.


The Public is invited to hear Maestas. A short break will then precede the Central Committee business meeting. For further information, contact Chair Bill McKerley at 505.672.1067.

Obituary: Edward Romero Oct. 14, 1930 – May 14, 2016

on May 18, 2016 - 12:20pm

EDWARD ROMERO Oct. 14, 1930 – May 14, 2016

Edward Romero, 85, a former resident of Cuyamungue, and current resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. 

Edward was preceded in death by his wife Flora E. Romero; parents Jose Erineo and Ursinia Ortiz Romero; brothers Juan Gavino and Julian; sisters Ermelinda and Sally. 

Edward proudly served in the United States Army. He was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission, Zia Company, and the State of New Mexico. 

He is survived by his daughter Terrie and husband Ray; and sons Edward LeRoy, Ronald  and wife Rose, and Gerald