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Obituary: David Nigel Mullen Feb. 19, 1963 – Oct. 10, 2017

on October 15, 2017 - 6:49am

DAVID NIGEL MULLEN Feb. 19, 1963 – Oct. 10, 2017

David Nigel Mullen had many passions that he pursued throughout his life, including his family and friends, the Fighting Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, history, hunting and shooting, and photography. 

David died unexpectedly on October 10, 2017 from a medical condition at his home at the age of 54. David is survived by his wife, Evelyn Mullen, his children, Tyler and Hannah, his mother Helen Elaine Worley, his adoptive father James Mullen, and his sisters Sian Mullen, Juliet Philpott, and Tammy Mullen. 

David was born in Nuneaton, England on


Daily Postcard: Hiking On Pajarito Trail

on October 15, 2017 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: Hiking Friday on Pajarito Trail, out of Rendija Canyon. Photo by Stephanie Nakhleh

LACDC Preparing For Halloweekend Oct. 27-28

on October 14, 2017 - 4:29pm

Halloweekend preparations are underway! LACDC Communications Director Ryn Herrmann, on the ladder, and MainStreet Event Coordinator KayLinda Crawford were busy Thursday morning preparing for Halloweekend, which is Oct. 27 and 28. Courtesy photo

MainStreet Event Coordinator KayLinda Crawford was busy Thursday morning preparing for Halloweekend, which is Oct. 27 and 28. Courtesy photo

FBI: Bearded Man In Black T-Shirt Robs Albq. Bank

on October 14, 2017 - 4:16pm

Suspect wanted for robbing bank this afternoon in Albuquerque. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

A man with a beard and wearing a black T-shirt robbed a bank this afternoon, Oct. 14 in northeast Albuquerque. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 6' tall, with a medium build. He had a short beard. He wore a black T-shirt, a dark baseball cap with an unknown logo, and dark pants. 

At approximately 12:47 p.m., the suspect entered US Bank at 3620 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE. He presented a demand note to a teller and also made verbal demands for money.

Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Help Address Crisis Of Missing And Murdered Native American Women

on October 14, 2017 - 4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined in introducing legislation led by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and cosponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native women and girls. 
Native women are murdered at ten times the national average, and 84 percent of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime. The bill, Savanna’s Act, is named in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was tragically killed in August. 
“All people,

Los Alamos School Board Passes Resolution To Not Disclose Immigration Status Of Students

on October 14, 2017 - 6:28am
School Board Secretary Ellen Ben-Naim moves for the adoption of a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board unanimously has passed a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. No records on immigration status are currently kept, in accordance with federal law.

In addition to the


Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on October 14, 2017 - 6:21am
A local mail delivery man enjoys a break to buy fresh produce at the Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy Photo
Beautiful produce at Thursday's Farmers Market. Courtesy photo
Local farmers display their goods. Courtesy photo
Matt Romero, left, gives service with a smile. Courtesy photo
This pair sells roasted chile. Courtesy photo

Persons Prosecuted For Commercial Exploitation Of Children Nearly Doubled Between 2004 And 2013

on October 14, 2017 - 6:18am
OJP News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual number of persons prosecuted for commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases filed in U.S. district court nearly doubled between 2004 and 2013, increasing from 1,405 to 2,776 cases, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced Thursday.
During the period, a CSEC crime was the most serious offense or lead charge for 37,105 suspects referred to U.S. attorneys for investigation.

Longest Yard Sale In New Mexico To Draw Bargain Shoppers And Leaf Peepers Oct. 21-22

on October 14, 2017 - 6:13am
JMTS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Jemez Mountain Trail Sale will draw more than 150 vendors and leaf peepers to the Jemez Valley 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 21-22 to sell and buy new and used items and enjoy priceless views of the changing fall colors along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway (N.M. 4).
The 14th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale – the longest yard sale in New Mexico – begins at San Ysidro near the intersection of N.M. 550 and N.M. 4 and continues 12 miles past Jemez Springs to La Cueva. The sale covers more than 30 miles.
Off N.M.

IRS Warns Of New E-Services Scam

on October 14, 2017 - 6:12am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The IRS recently warned all e-Services users to beware of a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement. The phishing scam seeks to steal passwords and data.
The scam email claims to be from “e-Services Registration” and uses “Important Update about Your e-Services Account” in the subject line.

Education Secretary Praises Local Schools, Fields Questions On Science Standards During Recent Visit

on October 14, 2017 - 6:11am
New Mexico Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski with Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos, left, and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at Tuesday's reception. Ruskowski was in town to celebrate the six A grades earned by Los Alamos Schools in PED evaluations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Straight A Express rolled into Los Alamos Tuesday.

New Mexico Delegation Announces New Funding To Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse Crisis In NM

on October 14, 2017 - 6:08am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,173,835 in grants to New Mexico for efforts to combat opioid and substance abuse in the state.
The grants include $580,247 for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to expand and improve identification of and support for individuals who survive drug overdoses; $298,594 for the city of Santa Fe to implement the Santa Fe Opioid Overdose Outreach

Birds Flock Around Birdfeeder On Camino Encantada

on October 14, 2017 - 6:05am

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Birds show their territorial side around a birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

EDD Announces New Regional Representatives

on October 14, 2017 - 6:04am
NMT News:
Susan (Susie) Russell was hired in September as a Regional Representative in southeastern New Mexico and based in Roswell.
She comes to the Economic Development Department after five years at the International Law Enforcement Training Academy (ILEA). Susie was a strong component of the original team at ILEA and worked with students from around the world.

Rotary: Bob Hull Speaks On Solar Storms

on October 14, 2017 - 6:03am
Bob Hull, principal engineer for Los Alamos Technical Associates and an Honorary Rotarian, spoke at Rotary Tuesday about space weather and continuity planning for geomagnetic solar storms. Hull is a graduate of Florida State and Stanford with degrees in geochemistry and environmental engineering, with major studies in oceanography, hydrology and geology. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Fatality Reported In U.S. 84/285 multivehicle Crash

on October 14, 2017 - 5:49am

Staff Report

A woman has died in the multivehicle crash Friday afternoon near Buffalo Thunder on U.S. 84/285. Several others involved in the collision were injured and transported to area hospitals, according to news reports.

The crash caused U.S. 84/285 to be shut down in both directions for hours and commuters from Los Alamos, Española and Santa Fe were directed onto frontage roads.

The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Special Visitor To Bathtub Row?

on October 14, 2017 - 5:24am

Daily Postcard: Must be a special visitor at Bathtub Row. Photo by John McHale/

Alert: Traffic Remains At Standstill In Pojoaque

on October 13, 2017 - 9:47pm

Staff Report

Los Alamos residents are reporting that traffic is at a standstill on U.S. 84/285 near Buffalo Thunder following a multiple vehicle accident late this afternoon.

One couple told the Los Alamos Daily Post that it took them 4 hours to travel from Los Alamos to Santa Fe.

A woman said it took her an extra 45 minutes to get from Los Alamos to Pojoaque at “rush hour” today after work, but traffic from her apartment looks like it is still backed up for miles almost 2.5 hours later. It is still bumper-to-bumper southbound on all side roads and the main highway through Pojoaque.

News Alert: Traffic Backing Up On US 84/285 Near Buffalo Thunder Due To Major Vehicle Accident

on October 13, 2017 - 5:41pm

Staff Report

Police report a serious multiple vehicle crash on U.S. 84/285 near Buffalo Thunder in Pojoaque.

Ten emergency response vehicles are at the scene. Traffic is being diverted to frontage Roads.

Police anticipate lane closures in both directions are likely for several hours.


Officials Paint Domestic Violence Awareness Rock

on October 13, 2017 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and others turn out this morning to paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. ‘You are a hero, because you are changing the world by saying no to abuse.’ –A domestic violence abuse victim. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus helps paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message this morning on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The White Rock rock shares the message that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Fall Vendor Blender At Crossroads Church Saturday

on October 13, 2017 - 5:04pm

Los Alamos County Library System Announces Winners Of ‘Design A Bookmark’ Competition

on October 13, 2017 - 4:24pm

Blayne Bingham's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Bingham won in the sixth grade category. Courtesy photo 

Ellery Rathburn's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Rathburn won honorable mention in the third grade category. Courtesy photo 


In May, the Los Alamos County Library System revived its Design a Bookmark competition for students.

“We were so excited to bring this program back after a few year hiatus,” said Head of Youth Services Angie Manfredi. “It’s a fun activity for the kids and the library gets some cool new bookmarks to hand out!”

The library

Hilltoppers Volleyball Loses To Capital Jaguars

on October 13, 2017 - 4:17pm

Sophia Salazar digs out a returned ball in the first set against the Lady Capital Jaguars Wednesday in Griffth Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers lost all their sets 22-25, 15-25 and 14-25. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos and Sophia Salazar block a returned ball at the net. Photo by John McHale/

The team celebrates a blocked spike during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas' spike kills a ball during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

In the third set, Coach Deedi Stokes gathers the team together for a pep talk.

Car Collides With LAPS Truck On Diamond Drive

on October 13, 2017 - 4:09pm

No injuries are reported this afternoon at the scene of an accident in which a vehicle exiting the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive collided with a Los Alamos Public Schools truck. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Registration Opens For 11th Elementary Mile Run

on October 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams are now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Elementary Mile Run, which is 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place between the girls and boy’s varsity cross country meets at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

“We started it just to provide a means for younger kids to see and participate in the great sport of cross country.