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Sierra Club Applauds New Methane Pollution Standard

on August 20, 2015 - 11:44am
The Obama Administration Tuesday introduced the first-ever proposed methane pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities, a landmark announcement that will blunt the projected growth of methane and smog-forming pollution produced by the industry in New Mexico.
The newly proposed standards will help to safeguard public health and put the United States closer to being on track to meet the Administration’s goal of reducing oil and gas methane pollution by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
“New Mexicans were shocked to hear about the country’s biggest methane plume

National Ignition Facility Fires 300th Laser Target Shot Of Fiscal Year 2015

on August 20, 2015 - 11:43am
NIF News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Last week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) fired its 300th laser target shot in fiscal year (FY) 2015, meeting the year’s goal more than six weeks early.
In comparison, the facility completed 191 target shots in FY 2014. Located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the NIF is the world’s most energetic laser.
Increasing the shot rate has been a top priority for the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program and in particular the NIF team at LLNL.

Tips On 'My Lists' Feature Of Library's New Catalog

on August 20, 2015 - 11:14am

Los Alamos County Library System News:

Welcome to a new installment in a series of posts outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog.

If you’d like a way to keep track of all the items you want to read, view, or listen to; or all you might want to give as holiday gifts, for example, try the My Lists feature of the new catalog. 

Creating a List:

  • Log in to the catalog
  • Go to My Lists (right next to My Account on the top right of the page)
  • Click on the notebook icon with the + sign
  • Write the list’s name in the box and click Create.

Adding items to a list:

  • Log in to the catalog

Remodeled WR Youth Activity Center Opens Monday

on August 20, 2015 - 10:55am

Newly remodeled White Rock Youth Activity Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


The newly remodeled White Rock Youth Activity Center next to the new White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard is opening Monday, Aug. 24.

The move from the center's temporary location at 139 Longview Dr. will occur Saturday, Aug. 22.

The newly remodeled center is open to kids in grades 3 through 8. Hours of operation are 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays. The White Rock Youth Activity Center telephone number is 505.672.1565.

4-H Information Meeting Sept. 30

on August 20, 2015 - 10:52am
NMSU News:
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service is holding a 4-H informational meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 30, at 1042 Oro Court. 
Los Alamos Team 4-H is:
  • 4-H offers hundreds of projects including, gardening, horses, interior design, sewing, arts and crafts, cooking, raising a seeing-eye puppy, sheep, rabbits, goats, fashion design, food preservation, dairy, beef, and many, many more!
  • 4-H has a long history of helping youth "learn by doing". 4H focuses on teaching new topics and developing life skills that include public speaking and record keeping.

Letter To The Editor: Thanks To All Who Helped With Hilltopper Softball Golf Tournament

on August 20, 2015 - 10:47am
Golfers are off to their respective holes for the shotgun start at the Hilltopper Softball Golf Tournament. Courtesy photo
James Keane (of the winning team) pitches the golf ball to a teammate. Courtesy photo

LAHS Softball

The Los Alamos High School softball team would like to thank everyone who made this year's golf tournament a great success. We were overwhelmed with the support that we received from businesses in our community and those surrounding it. We would also like to thank all the people that came and golfed in this year's tournament.

Family Seeks Help Locating Cat Missing Since Sunday

on August 20, 2015 - 10:11am

Wolfie the cat has gone missing. The tuxedo patterned domestic shorthair neutered male cat, 3, weighs 8 pounds and was last seen Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1310 Myrtle St. in the eastern area (residential area near the YMCA). Contact Jenni at 505.310.3589 with any information.

Community Input Sought As Development Of School Calendar For Next Three Years Is About To Begin

on August 20, 2015 - 9:55am

LAPS News:

It seems that this year's Aug. 13 back to school start date is earlier than ever.

However, over the last several years, Pam Miller has worked with the Los Alamos Public Schools Board to set the school calendar for the district. Miller explains that over the last six years, LAPS has started its new year early. One reason for the early start is so that Los Alamos High School can complete the first semester by the Winter Holiday.

"We always coordinate with the Lab’s calendar and holidays," Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said.

Development of the school calendar for the next three

Trinity Drive Westbound Lane Closed Aug. 20-21

on August 20, 2015 - 9:43am


Crews from Star Paving Construction will be pouring concrete beginning this morning at the corner of 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

The west-bound right lane of Trinity Drive will be closed from 17th Street to 20th Street beginning at 10 a.m. today through 5 p.m. Friday. Pedestrians may experience a sidewalk closure and detour. 

All work should be completed by Friday, Aug. 21, weather permitting.

Direct questions or concerns about the work to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to

The County thanks community members for their

Results Of Well Water ‘Walk-in’ Samples Sent To 570 Residents Concerned With Gold King Mine Spill Effects

on August 20, 2015 - 9:37am

NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn said

NMED News:

SANTA FE – Results of domestic well water testing are being mailed to approximately 570 concerned residents of San Juan County following the Aug. 5 EPA-caused Gold King Mine Spill.

“We mobilized about 25 environment department staff in the wake of the Gold King Mine Spill for a variety of purposes, and we still have many in the field. Many of these environment staff tested water on behalf of more than 500 domestic well owners who brought their ‘walk-in’ samples to the County Fair last week,” NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn said.

San Ildefonso Pueblo Tries To Reach Agreement With Santa Fe County Over Roads And Access

on August 20, 2015 - 9:11am
San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James Mountain earlier this month at his office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
SANTA FE San Ildefonso Pueblo leaders met this week with Santa Fe County officials in an attempt to finalize negotiations on a proposal put forth by the Pueblo to address access issues regarding County Road 84 running through its land.
Unfortunately, negotiations ended in an impasse when Santa Fe County officials stated they were unwilling to move forward on the County Road 84 proposal.
Pueblo leaders are extremely disappointed in

LANB Hires Stan Sluder As Chief Lending Officer

on August 20, 2015 - 8:53am

Stan Sluder

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) is pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Sluder as Chief Lending Officer effective immediately.

Sluder brings more than 20 years of financial industry expertise. His responsibilities include leading the commercial lending team and providing loan production oversight, as well as overseeing the company’s individual lenders and the overall efficiency of the lending process.

“Stan has a proven track record of effective leadership and combines a deep understanding of the banking industry’s regulatory environment with keen business

Kent Pegg: Progressive Overload Principle

on August 20, 2015 - 8:11am
Los Alamos

Most everyone would like to increase their level of health and fitness. By doing so we know we will have a better lifestyle, enjoy a more active life, and delay the aging process.

Whether you’re currently on an exercise program or not, you can benefit from a workout program that utilizes the progressive overload principle. The progressive overload principle states that to consistently increase your level of health and fitness you must increase the frequency, duration, or intensity of your workout sessions.

What you’re doing by increasing one of these things is

Hummingbird Spotted In Downtown Los Alamos

on August 20, 2015 - 8:03am
A hummingbird sips sweet water Tuesday from a dispenser in a yard near downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

ACCT Auditions For Disney Lion King Jr. Aug. 26

on August 20, 2015 - 7:59am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for its elementary school production of Disney Lion King Jr., a two-act musical play based on Disney's family favorite feature film, The Lion King and Julie Taymor's hit Broadway musical.

Auditions are in the Mountain Elementary School Gymnasium 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The auditions are open to all 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area.

ACCT also is looking for students interested in

Alex Kirk To Play Pro Basketball In Italy

on August 20, 2015 - 7:47am

Alex Kirk

Staff Report:

Los Alamos High graduate and former UNM Lobo Alex Kirk is heading overseas.

“I’m excited to announce that I will be playing for Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia in Pistoia, Italy,” Kirk said in an Instagram message to the Los Alamos Daily Post. “This is the third professional contract I have signed and I want to thank everyone who has helped and supported me.”

Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia is a professional team in Italy’s top league and Kirk said he believes his shot to play in the NBA is only going to get better.
Kirk signed his new contract Friday on the court at New


Chamber Breakfast Examines Employee Theft

on August 20, 2015 - 7:44am

  • One out of every 30 retail workers has been arrested for workplace theft

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Breakfast Aug. 25 at which Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris will discuss ways to prevent employee theft and fraud.

The Rosebud Café is catering the 7:30 a.m. breakfast at UNM-LA in Building 2, room 230.

Employee theft and fraud costs businesses more than $3.5 trillion worldwide.

New Mexico Consortium Hosts 7th Anniversary Party

on August 20, 2015 - 7:26am
The New Mexico Consortium hosts a party Tuesday evening at the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building to honor recently retired Director Katharine Chartrand, right, speaking with Michelle Hurd, and celebrate the Consortium’s seventh anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
New Director Steve Buelow speaks with Robert and Claire Sanders at Tuesday's event. ‘I am very excited to become director of the New Mexico Consortium. It’s a great organization that has much to contribute,’ Buelow said. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
New Director Steve Buelow speaks with Dist.

Thanks A Million Los Alamos!

on August 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team, Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, community members and visitors gathered Tuesday to celebrate the newspaper's achievement of more than 1 million page views per month. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper has surpassed 1 million page views per month.

The 7-day-a-week online publication has been delivering Los Alamos news at lightning speed since 2012 and its readership has grown throughout New Mexico, across the nation and around the world.

“We projected reaching 1 million page views per month by the end of summer and are

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 19, 2015 - 12:57pm
Reel Deal Theater  

I went and saw Ricki and the Flash last night. I’m sorry now I didn’t book it for another week. If you like Meryl Streep you will love this film. Among her other talents, that woman can sing! It ends this Thursday along with Fantastic Four, which is no loss.

This Friday we are opening Paper Towns and The Gift. The Man from UNCLE and Mission Impossible will hold for one more week. We will have an early opening of No Escape with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnon on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Movie poster for 'The Gift.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Gift: Simon

Letter To The Editor: Regarding Dogs Attacking Other Dogs

on August 19, 2015 - 12:53pm
Los Alamos
I'd like to give a counterpoint to Lisa Hampton's letter about irresponsible dog owners.
Long ago, in a different state and a different decade, my family's dog attacked a Jack Russel Terrier. There were puncture wounds, vet bills, angry shouting, incriminations. We paid the vet bills. But we couldn't bring ourselves to apologize. Here is the back story.

When she was a 4-month-old puppy, our dog Rosie was viciously pursued by a Jack Russel terrier who nearly killed her. With our help, Rosie managed to get away.


Los Alamos Elks Donate $2,000 To Local Worthy Causes

on August 19, 2015 - 12:30pm
Dawn Brown receives a check from Elks Lodge #2083 supporting Science Fair on behalf of Los Alamos Public Schools. From left, Alan Woodward, Bill Gregory and Ben Bouman of Los Alamos Elks #2083 present the check. Courtesy photo

ELKS News:

In March, the Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 applied for and received a grant from the Elks National Foundation in the amount of $2,000 to be used in support of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.

Through this grant the Elks were able to make a $1,000 donation to Los Alamos Public Schools in support of the Los Alamos Science Fair.

Obituary: Billy Mac Hogan Oct. 1, 1942 – Aug. 15, 2015

on August 19, 2015 - 12:07pm

BILLY MAC HOGAN Oct. 1, 1942 – Aug. 15, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Billy Mac Hogan announces his passing. Bill, 72, died on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Los Alamos, New Mexico after a short battle with glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor).

Bill was born October 1, 1942 in Montague County, Texas. Because of his father’s work, Bill moved to several different towns in Texas as a young boy. In 1950, Bill and his family moved to Lubbock, Texas.


LAPD Provides Tips For Parents To Help Ensure Children’s Safety To And From School

on August 19, 2015 - 11:27am

LAPD News:

Earlier this week three elementary students in Los Alamos were reported missing after school. All were located and united with their parents.

The Los Alamos Police Department is encouraging parents to ensure their children’s safety to and from school.

LAPD recommends that if their children are using the Atomic City Buses for school transportation, that the parents ride with their children on the bus for a couple of days to ensure the kids know where to get on and off the buses and which buses to transfer to. 

This is very important for new time riders to the Atomic City Bus

Rotary Funds Hearing Loop For Smith Auditorium

on August 19, 2015 - 10:53am
During Monday's assistive hearing system installation at Duane Smith Auditorium, from left, Auditorium Manager Ross Mason, Rotary Vice President Linda Hull, Gary Clark of GWC Looping and LAPS Rental Coordinator Kristy Vigil. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Duane Smith Auditorium Manager Ross Mason and LAPS Rental Coordinator Kristy Vigil. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Watch video here (one minute long), learn more here.
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has funded an audio loop (assistive hearing system) installed Monday and