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Letter To The Editor: Garcia Richard Serves Us Well

on October 18, 2016 - 8:20am
Jemez Springs Area
Stephanie Garcia Richard places the needs of her constituents above party politics, and works to pass bipartisan laws that benefit everyone in the district. I am proud to support her for another term as District 43’s representative to the New Mexico State Legislature.
Among her accomplishments, just in the last two years, she has:
  • Sponsored the legislation that revived the Technology Research Collaborative to bring our State Universities and national research labs together to create opportunities to grow our high tech economy;
  • Traveled to Washington to

Taos County Historical Society Presents: The Past And History - Reflections On Their Differences Nov. 5

on October 18, 2016 - 8:07am
TCHS News:
The Taos County Historical Society will present a free, public lecture “The Past and History: Reflections on Their Differences” by Dr. Joyce Appleby at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Road. in Taos.
This lecture continues the Society's participation in the 2016 Taos Visionaries theme for the community's arts and cultural organizations.
The complex relationship of the American public with the country's professional historians has long fascinated Appleby.

Letter To The Editor: Confused About Sheriff?

on October 18, 2016 - 7:30am
Former Los Alamos County Councilor
Charter Review Committee Chair 1994-95

Here are the basics on the sheriff issue, Question 1 on the ballot.

Unique in New Mexico, Los Alamos is a combined city-county under a charter (analogous to a constitution) approved by voters.

In accord with our charter, we have a police department responsible for law enforcement. For historical reasons, we also have a sheriff who’s ONLY, repeat, ONLY current duty is to register sex offenders. Like all other traditional sheriff’s duties, that could also be transferred to the police department.

Daily Postcard: Hunter’s Moon Over Pajarito Mountain

on October 18, 2016 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A hunter’s moon hovers above Pajarito Mountain early Monday morning. At its closest point over the weekend, the supermoon was 222,365 miles from Earth — on average, it’s 238,855 miles away, according to National Geographic. This kicks off three straight months of supermoons with the next appearances scheduled for Nov. 14 and Dec. 14. The November moon is set to be a real show-stopper: According to NASA, it is ‘not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century.’ It won't be this close to Earth again until 2034. Source: NPR.

How The U.S. Failed In Excess Weapons Plutonium Disposition ... A Nuclear Sputnik Moment?

on October 17, 2016 - 10:48pm
Los Alamos

Putin’s withdrawal from the U.S./Russia agreement for each nation to destroy 34 tons of excess weapons plutonium, (W-Pu) enough for 17,000 nuclear weapons, is more the consequence of U.S. technical failure than the deterioration of an international relationship. Both nations agreed that the plutonium be either destroyed by fission or converted to a plutonium isotopic form that was not useful for weapons. Russia chose to build a fast-spectrum nuclear reactor in hopes of launching a new breeder technology. The U. S.

Tourism Secretary Shares Good News With Los Alamos

on October 17, 2016 - 10:45pm
N.M. Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham shares good news about the growth of tourism in Los Alamos and around the state Thursday during a gathering at Fuller Lodge. Tourism in the County grew 10.6 percent in 2015, one of the highest growth rates in the state. Tourists spent  $34.2 million in Los Alamos County last year, Latham said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the Los Alamos County Council, from left, Kristin Henderson, Steven Girrens, James Chrobocinski and Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary (Council Chair Rick Reiss not pictured but present),

Ark Yard Sale Saturday Oct. 22

on October 17, 2016 - 9:02pm


Letter To The Editor: Doing One's Job And Voting Should Never Be Considered A Conflict Of Interest

on October 17, 2016 - 8:29pm
Los Alamos

Sharon and Naomi are doing their jobs.

I must take exception to the last paragraph in Reid Priedhorsky’s letter of Oct. 13 (here) wherein he accused the county clerk and deputy county clerk of being unethical and in conflict of interest for doing the job they were elected to do and hired to do. 

Sharon Stover is the county clerk and along with her deputy, Naomi Maestas, they are responsible for the entire election process in Los Alamos County. 

Yes, they are candidates for other offices in this election but they still have to do their current job.

This Weekend In The Nature Center Planetarium

on October 17, 2016 - 3:37pm
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium will kick off the weekend with an astronomy show exploring the night sky at 7 p.m., Friday.
The film From Earth to the Universe is playing at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit or call (505).662.0460.

YMCA Honors Donors And Volunteers At Heritage Dinner

on October 17, 2016 - 3:36pm
The Los Alamos Family YMCA hosted its Heritage Dinner to honor donors and volunteers Oct. 12 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly welcomes the latest YMCA Supporting Partner, the Los Alamos Daily Post, at the Heritage Dinner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Police Department Conducts Wet Lab

on October 17, 2016 - 3:34pm
The Los Alamos Police Department recently conducted a 'wet lab.' Volunteers drank alcohol at the station and officers honed their skills in recognizing and testing suspects for DWI. Here, a volunteer walks a straight line as an officer checks his performance. A training officer looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Officers look for signs of intoxication in the wet lab with volunteer drinkers. Photo by Anthony Lucero/Los Alamos Police Dept.
A wet lab volunteer walks the line. Volunteers were ferried home by police officers after the event.

Pet Of The Week: Whiskey The Cat

on October 17, 2016 - 3:32pm
Whiskey the cat. Photo by Paulina Gwaltney Photography
FOS News:
Whiskey is one of five 6-month-old kitties we now have at the shelter.
Although new to staff, Whiskey seems like a darling cat with a nice disposition. We will post more as we get to know him better but come by and meet all our of feline residents.
We have a great variety so you’re likely to find a sweet cat to fit into your family.
For more information about adopting, volunteering and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit
Shelter hours

Cornerstone Investors Help Boost United Way Of Northern New Mexico's Thermometer

on October 17, 2016 - 2:54pm

​​United Way Cornerstone Companies and Regional Partners give the Community Action Fund Thermometer a boost to more than 3,800 residents in Northern New Mexico that will have access to programs in 2017.​ From left, UWNNM's Kristy Ortega, Paul Cook of Cray Inc., LANL CPO's Debbi Wersonick, Plateau Property Management's Jeanne Bridge, LANB's Liddie Martinez, New Mexico Bank & Trust's Pam Mayfield and Lesley Harelson, Plateau Property Management's Bruce Norman mnd Mike Lippiatt. Courtesy photo

 UWNNM News:

There is a cost of doing business in all industries, even the nonprofit industry.

Drop In Prayer Room Every Monday

on October 17, 2016 - 2:54pm

Letter To The Editor: Retroactive Demerits On Teachers?

on October 17, 2016 - 10:39am

Los Alamos

Dear LA Schools leadership and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard regarding Thursday's front page story in the Los Alamos Daily Post (here).

It has to be demoralizing enough to be a teacher working under PED, but today's story about teachers being penalized retroactively for a rule that never existed (and which should never have been implemented anyway) has to take the cake.

I was on the Board of Directors of the faculty union at the U of Hawaii back when I was a geology professor and such a move by a state agency would have resulted in an immediate
call to our

Girls Varsity Soccer Team Rules Final Home Game

on October 17, 2016 - 10:39am
Sienna Ahlers lines up for the shot in the second half of the team's final Oct. 8. Photo by Niccolo Snyder
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Girl Varsity Soccer team started off their last home game Oct. 8 with a bang.
Even before the game, the team bonded when the seniors were treated with a dedication ceremony as their jersey numbers were embedded into the field’s fence. The seniors had a reputation to unload in their farewell performance against the Santa Fe Capital Jaguars.
The Toppers came out roaring by making a goal in

Letter To The Editor: Keep Justice Judy

on October 17, 2016 - 10:02am
Former Representative, Dist. 43, 1971-1986
Los Alamos
I have known Judy Nakamura for over 30 years and have followed her career as a member of the judiciary.
I first met Judy as a member of the Young Republicans where Judy worked hard to encourage young talented people to run for public office. She was enthusiastic and tireless. She impressed me and we became fast friends. I remember she was encouraged to go to law school and she entered the UNM School of Law. After law school I did not hear much of her, but when she ran for office and won, I was proud of her.

Dist. 43 Candidate Sharon Stover Meets With Small Business Owners

on October 17, 2016 - 8:58am

Dist. 43 candidate Sharon Stover, center, meets with small business owners at a recent listening session, including from left, local businesswoman Emily McGay, and local businessman Roger Waterman. Courtesy photo


Sharon Stover, Republican candidate for House Dist. 43, recently met with representatives and owners from several Los Alamos small businesses. Roger Waterman and Emily McGay hosted the discussion in which topics included taxation, banking and business liability.

Stover has been visiting with residents throughout District 43 to gain their insight on the challenges

Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto Takes New Mexico To National Conversation Surrounding Public Safety

on October 17, 2016 - 8:19am

Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto at the White House Thursday to discuss 21st Century Policing. Courtesy photo

Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto discusing 21st Century Policing Thursday at the White House. Courtesy photo



Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto was at the White House Thursday, Oct. 13 to discuss 21st Century Policing, including community policing strategies, body camera standards and civilian oversight models.

Ivey-Soto was one of six people invited to the policy discussion at the White House, and was the only person from the southwest region of the United States.

"This is an incredible opportunity

Daily Postcard: Greater Roadrunner Visits White Rock

on October 17, 2016 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: This greater roadrunner is spotted Friday in the back yard of a home in White Rock. The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Although capable of limited flight, it spends most of its time on the ground and can run at speeds of up to 20 mph, according to wikipedia. Photo by Reva Heron

This greater roadrunner pays a visit to the back yard of a home Friday in White Rock. Photo by Reva Heron

Scenes From Saturday's Energy Efficiency Home Tour

on October 16, 2016 - 8:08pm
PEEC and Los Alamos County sponsored a tour of energy efficient homes Saturday. The home of Rosmarie and Paul Frederickson features 1.5 inches of insulation added under the stucco. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Frederickson home has a heat-collecting sunroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Frederickson garden produces much of the family's food. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Meyer home has solar panels and a xeric
(drought resistant perennials) garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Drought-tolerant cool-season fescue

Scenes From 2016 Los Alamos Art Studio Tour

on October 16, 2016 - 8:02pm
Local artist Jen Moss shows off her jewelry creations during Saturday's 2016 Los Alamos Art Studio Tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos artist Kathi Geoffrion Parker with one of her watercolors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
All three of these oil paintings displaying white flowers on dark backgrounds created by Kate O'Donnell sold early in this weekend's studio tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photography by local photographer Leslie Bucklin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
From left, UNM-Los Alamos art instructor

Lamphouse Sales Opening In White Rock Nov. 5

on October 16, 2016 - 2:32pm

Gary and Caroyle Kemp and their daughter Abby in front of their new business, Lamphouse Sales, opening Nov. 5 directly behind Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Shari Mills

Gary and Caroyle Kemp and their daughter Abby inside their new business, Lamphouse Sales, with several of the dining room tables and other items they will begin selling to the public Nov. 5 at 106C Longview Dr., in White Rock. Photo by Shari Mills

Staff Report

Lamphouse Sales is opening Nov. 5 at 106C Longview Dr., in White Rock. The new business offers the public a unique way of doing garage sales.

“We sell for you,”

Letter To The Editor: Chris Chandler’s Experience, Expertise, Excellent Track Record Deserves Our Vote

on October 16, 2016 - 1:52pm
Los Alamos

We are writing in support of Chris Chandler for County Council. The two of us have known and worked with Chris for many years, and we admire her dedication to the community and her willingness to work hard to improve its future. She has devoted countless hours to past service on the County Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the two Charter Review Committees, one in the 1990s and the other in the past 10 years. She served as our Probate Judge, only recently stepping down from that position to run for County Council.

Chris worked at

Santa Fe Area Sees Residual Smoke From Watershed Prescribed Burn

on October 16, 2016 - 1:32pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Smoke from the prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed last week is lingering over the city as higher-than-expected temperatures created an inversion that has slowed its dispersal.

Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest, in consultation with the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health, decided Friday morning to stop ignitions on the Watershed prescribed burn based on air quality and smoke impacts to Santa Fe.