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LAHS Boys Soccer Preview

on August 15, 2017 - 3:37pm
Hilltopper Boys Soccer warms up before the first practice of the season. Photo by John McHale/
2016 leading goal scorer Arthur Steinkamp returns for his junior season. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Ron Blue 3rd Year
  • 8/19 St. Michael’s
  • 8/22 @Bosque
  • 8/25 Los Alamos High School Tournament
  • (Teams: Los Alamos, Aztec, Los Lunas, Roswell, Valencia, Goddard, Clovis, Piedra Vista)
  • 8/29 @ St. Pius X
  • 9/5 Taos
  • 9/7 Albuquerque Academy Tournament
  • 9/12 @ Farmington
  • 9/15 @ Piedra Vista
  • 9/16 @ Bloomfield
  • 9/21 @ Hope

Meow Wolf Releases New Film And Plans Grand Finale Weekend For Summer In The Multiverse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
New film and special weekend celebrates summer success. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has announced a grand finale weekend Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20 for their wildly popular Summer In The Multiverse program that features a cavalcade of more than 100 live performers at random in the House of Eternal Return.
The final weekend will include an amplified roster of aerialists, acrobats, musicians, magicians, storytellers, alien characters and more, along with DJ’s in the parking lot, free hands-on activities for kids in the David Loughridge Learning

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on August 15, 2017 - 3:23pm


The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.


2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the June 15, 2017 and July 20, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss 
How Jemez House Thrift Store Contributes to Sustainability in a Mighty Way Presenters: John

Hilltopper Volleyball Set For 2017

on August 15, 2017 - 3:21pm
The Hilltopper Volleyball team practices on the newly installed court at LAHS. Photo by RJ Montaño/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Diana Stokes
  • 8/26 @ Bloomfield
  • 8/29 @ St. Pius X
  • 9/1 Moriarty Tournament
  • 9/5 @ Pojoaque Valley
  • 9/7 St. Michael’s
  • 9/13 Santa Fe
  • 9/16 @ Rio Grande
  • 9/19 @ Moriarty
  • 9/22 Rio Rancho Tournament
  • 9/27 @ Del Norte
  • 9/30 Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/7 @ Española Valley
  • 10/11 @ Capital
  • 10/14 Del Norte
  • 10/18 @ Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/25 Española Valley
  • 10/28 @ Capital
  • 2016 Results: 12-11
Players To Watch: Sr Alize Garcia; Jr Elodie

NIST: ‘W’eird Signals: Listening In On The Eclipse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:12pm
Earth's ionosphere. Courtesy/NASA
NIST News:
Two years ago, I had never heard of the WWVB radio station. Today, it’s one of my favorites, but that’s not because it broadcasts a pleasant mix of Top 40 hits. (It doesn’t.) 
WWVB is a low-frequency station, operated by NIST, that provides precise time information to radio-controlled clocks across North America.

Hilltopper Football Ready To Run

on August 15, 2017 - 9:32am
Hilltopper runningbacks practice with Head Coach Garrett Williams. Photo by John McHale/
Hilltopper defense practice tackling drills. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
Coach: Garett Williams 3rd Year


  • Friday 8/25 @ Pojoaque Valley 7pm
  • Friday 9/1 vs Moriarty 7pm
  • Friday 9/8 @ Grants 7pm
  • Friday 9/15 @ Kirtland Central 7pm
  • Friday 9/22 vs Gallup 7pm
  • Friday 9/29 vs Santa Fe 7pm (HOMECOMING)
  • Friday 10/6 vs Del Norte 7pm
  • Saturday 10/14 @ Albuquerque Academy 12pm
  • Friday 10/27 vs Española Valley

Supernova Hunters: ‘Get Them Young’

on August 15, 2017 - 9:30am

Bright blue dot: Supernovae such as SN 2017cbv appear as "stars that weren't there before," which is why multiple images taken over time are necessary to reveal their true identity. SN 2017cbv lies in the outskirts of a spiral galaxy called NGC 5643 that lies about 55 million light-years away and has about the same diameter as the Milky Way (~100,000 light-years). Data are from the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Supernova Project and the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey. Courtesy/B.J. Fulton/Caltech)

UA News:


Heinrich: Fifth Anniversary Of DACA Implementation

on August 15, 2017 - 9:26am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement to mark the 5th anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants, known as DREAMers, who arrived in the United States as children to apply for temporary protection from deportation: 
“In the five years since its implementation, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has changed the lives of some of our brightest students and veterans who have come out of the shadows to earn an education,

FBI: New Mexico State Police Capture Albuquerque Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

on August 15, 2017 - 9:09am
FBI News:
The New Mexico State Police located Dennis Saavedra during a traffic stop in Española on August 12, 2017 and turned him over to the FBI. Saavedra is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Previous news release, issued Wednesday:
The FBI is looking for Dennis Anthony Saavedra, 34, of Albuquerque, who is wanted for bank robbery.
On Aug. 3, 2017, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, after Saavedra was charged with bank robbery.
Saavedra is

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Party To Go

on August 15, 2017 - 8:50am

On the job in Los Alamos are Leiana Purvis, left, and her mom VaLynn, owner of Party To Go, operating the bouncy houses during Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo events Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Fresh Start For Hilltopper Girls Soccer

on August 15, 2017 - 8:48am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Coach: Ann Cernicek 1st year
  • 8/19 Santa Fe
  • 8/22 @ Bosque
  • 8/26 @ Grants
  • 8/29 St. Pius X
  • 8/31 @ St. Michael’s
  • 9/5 Taos
  • 9/7 Albuquerque Academy Tournament
  • 9/15 @ Piedra Vista
  • 9/16 @ Bloomfield
  • 9/19 Hope Christian
  • 9/23 @ Sandia Prep
  • 9/30 Del Norte
  • 10/3 @ Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/7 @ Capital
  • 10/10 @ Del Norte
  • 10/13 Albuquerque Academy
  • 10/19 Capital

2016 Results: 16-6; Lost in semifinals of the NMAA State Tournament to St. Pius X (Albuquerque)

Players To Watch: Senior Captain Jacqueline Linn; Senior Captain Ashley Atencio,


Letter To The Editor: 'Operation Pamper' Thank You

on August 15, 2017 - 8:42am
Los Alamos
I would like to take this time to THANK the following businesses/ independent consultants in Los Alamos who donated to "Operation Pamper".
  • David Patterson of Dave's Sports Barbershop
  • Hilltop Spa
  • Top Nail
  • Mark Hamilton of HairZart
  • Lisa Hudston- Roden + Fields
  • Stephanie Krantz- Essential Oils/Yoga classes
  • Nickole Aguilar-Garcia- Posh
  • Attelia Hollander- Jamberry/Younique
  • Mindy Blandford- Scentsy
  • Float Los Alamos
  • KJM Automotive
  • Samantha D'Anna Photography
  • Sirphy
I am so excited to put the baskets together for the deserving individuals that were nominated. 
Below is a

AG Balderas Statement On Virginia Crisis

on August 15, 2017 - 8:13am
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response to the Virginia white supremacy crisis:
"The First Amendment should not be weaponized to terrorize Americans and our condolences are with the Commonwealth of Virginia," said Attorney General Hector Balderas. "New Mexicans stand united against hatred and bigotry."

Griggs: Taking The Train To Los Alamos

on August 15, 2017 - 8:11am

The train station in Lamy, only a few miles from Santa Fe. Board Amtrak’s Southwest Chief here. Westbound Train #3 goes to Los Angeles, and Eastbound #4 goes to Chicago. Photo by David Griggs/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Good news for train travelers: You can book a reservation through Amtrak to travel to and from Los Alamos and White Rock.


Heading for Chicago or Los Angeles? You can take Amtrak from either Los Alamos or White Rock. Calling them “Thruway Bus Connections”, Amtrak goes the extra mile and delivers you to many destinations that are not on the rail lines.



Judge Grants Final Approval To Settlement Barring San Juan County Jail From Honoring ICE Detainers

on August 15, 2017 - 8:03am
SUPU News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― Thursday, as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued his attempt to coerce local jurisdictions across the country, including Bernalillo County, into enforcing federal immigration law, U.S. District Court Judge William P. Johnson granted final approval to a class action settlement barring the San Juan County Detention Center from honoring ICE Immigration Detainers in the case of Susana Palacios-Valencia and Somos un Pueblo Unido v. San Juan County Board of Commissioners.

"The federal government cannot force local jails or municipalities into violating the

LAHS Announces Hall Of Fame Inductees

on August 15, 2017 - 7:34am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School has announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class to be inducted at the conclusion of Homecoming week.

Inductees will join in on the pep rally and Parade Friday, Sept. 29 and be introduced at halftime of the football game against the Santa Fe High School Demons. An induction banquet will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are available at the LAHS Athletics office for $25 each. This event is open to the public.

The 2017 LAHS Hall of Fame Class inductees are:

  • Larry Baca;
  • Amy Eilert-Lyman;
  • Jana

CIR Presents Michael S. Vigil, Former DEA Chief Of International Operations On Enforcing Border Aug. 24

on August 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Michael S. Vigil
CIR News:
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Santa Fe Council on International Relations will welcome former Drug Enforcement Administration Chief of International Operations and author, Michael S. Vigil, to share some of his outstanding stories working in Mexico and at the border.
The presentation will take place at Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
Michael S. Vigil was born and raised in northern New Mexico where he was nurtured in a bilingual culture.

See Distant Worlds At Nature Center Aug. 18-19

on August 15, 2017 - 7:20am
PEEC News:
The new film Distant Worlds – Alien Life, which premiered last month, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. 
There will not be a show Friday, Aug. 18, but the astronomy shows will return the following Friday with an eclipse update and night sky show by Dr. Galen Gisler at 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
Not only does Distant Worlds – Alien Life investigate the conditions required for life, beginning with the planets and moons in our Solar System, but it also ventures out to some of the newly-discovered and

Governor Announces Flagship Food Group Expanding, Creating Nearly 200 New Jobs

on August 15, 2017 - 6:59am
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Yesterday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Flagship Food Group will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs.
Flagship Foods originally expanded to New Mexico in 2014, citing the state’s enriched tax environment and improved business friendliness.
“Since day one, we’ve been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like

JJAB Raises $3K For LAPS Student School Supplies

on August 15, 2017 - 6:56am

JJAB News:

Thanks to the generosity of community businesses and individuals, the Los Alamos JJAB had a successful summer fundraiser; $3,000 was raised. The money will be used to support the Los Alamos Public Schools and students.

JJAB is now working with the five elementary, middle and high schools to identify student and school supply needs. Once determined, JJAB will purchase the supplies and deliver them directly to the schools.

JJAB would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their generous donations:

  • Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Project Lunchbox);
  • Zia Credit

Study: 2017’s Best & Worst Places To Retire

on August 15, 2017 - 6:42am
With retirement confidence declining in 2017 and nearly four in 10 American workers having little or no money saved for their golden years, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Retire.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 40 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities.

Brian Q. Gauck Is New LAHS NJROTC Leader

on August 15, 2017 - 2:26am

Retired U.S. Navy CDR Brian Q. Gauck is the new Senior Navy Science Instructor at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

CDR Brian Q. Gauck, left, and CPO Tim Graziani put the finishing touches on the NJROTC classrooms before the first day of classes at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Los Alamos High School NJROTC program has a new Senior Naval Science Instructor. He is retired CDR. Brian Q. Gauck who is relocating to Los Alamos from Colorado Springs.

A well-known

Los Alamos Gathers In Solidarity With Charlottesville

on August 15, 2017 - 2:12am

Candlelight vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim welcomes some 150 community members who gathered Monday evening in solidarity with Charlottesville, Va., where a woman was killed and others injured Saturday during a white supremacist rally. Voices of Los Alamos in conjunction with other local organizations hosted the peaceful gathering to take a stand against hatred and violence. The gathering was meant to show unity and resolve to stand up against white supremacy, racism, bigotry and any form of oppression. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim speaks to the

Obituary: Kathleen Ann Gibbons Feb. 6, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2017

on August 15, 2017 - 2:06am

KATHLEEN (KATHY) ANN GIBBONS Feb. 6, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2017

Kathy had a very big heart and was loved by many. All she wanted to do in her life was to help everyone she encountered; especially those in need. Wherever she went she made people happy, satisfied, and content. She had a very good work ethic and did everything with integrity. She loved working at Verizon and Smith’s Marketplace while she worked there.

Though we lost her very unexpectedly, we will always love her and hold her in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her Father, Virgil Scott, and her Sister, Sandra Embry.

She is


Daily Postcard: Rainbow Monday In White Rock

on August 15, 2017 - 1:54am

Daily Postcard: The view out the back door of a home in White Rock at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Photo by Steve Stringer