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Topper Girls Golf Team Competes At New Mexico Class 5A State Championship

on May 12, 2016 - 4:05pm
From left, Coach Mike Lippiattt, Malorie Apgar, Emily Moulton, Faith Koh, Leah Mountain, Jennifer Necker and Assistant Coach Sarah Brewer. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School girl’s golf team completed a very successful season competing against seven other schools in the New Mexico Class 5A state championship.
The two day tournament was held on the Pinon Hills Golf Course in Farmington, NM. The course design posed a number of challenges the team typically did not encounter during the regular season, particularly the fast, multi-tiered greens.

Los Alamos Tourism Calling For Local Talent Casting Call For Television Advertisement

on May 12, 2016 - 4:02pm
Los Alamos County is seeking local talent for an upcoming advertising campaign. The commercial video will feature locals “doing” and “seeing” in and around Los Alamos and enjoying attractions.  

“This campaign is a New Mexico True showcase of what makes Los Alamos unique and fun to visit,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist for Los Alamos County Economic Development Division. “For that reason, we want locals to put their stamp on the commercial.

Marijuana Wax Lab Explodes Inside Local Apartment

on May 12, 2016 - 11:16am
The bathroom where the explosion occurred Monday in unit 11 at the Caballo Peak Apartments on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The living room in unit 11 following Monday's explosion at the Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A marijuana wax lab operation led to Monday’s massive explosion inside unit 11 at the Caballo Peak Apartments at 3100 Canyon Road.
Joseph Gonzales, 26, lived in the unit with his 7-year-old son, who was uninjured in the blast.

League Of Women Voters Candidate Forum Tonight

on May 12, 2016 - 11:13am


The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold a pre-primary candidate forum this evening, Thursday May 12, in the Lecture Hall at UNM/LA. 

The forum 7-9 p.m. Come at 6:30 for refreshments and to meet the candidates. We have invited the candidates for office in northern New Mexico who face opposition in the primary. 

They include Michael Lucero and Michael Romero, who are running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives District 3; Jennifer Lynne Padgett, Marco Peter Serna, and Maria E.

New Women's Shelter Receives Donation From 100-Plus Women Who Care

on May 12, 2016 - 10:27am

At a gathering last week on the lawn at Los Alamos Medical Center, 100-Plus Women Who Care donated $12,475 to JudyGails Place, a new local nonprofit organization that supports women who have escaped from a violent relationship. From left, Mary Beth Maassen, Marvel Harrison, Kristy Ortega, JudyGails Place President Joy Freymiller, Deb Shelton and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. JudyGails Place has trained advocates who work directly with families who have experienced intimate partner violence and have made an ongoing commitment to leave the environment.

Los Alamos Daily Post Print Edition Publishes Friday This Week

on May 12, 2016 - 10:21am

LADP News:

Due to a computer glitch, the Los Alamos Daily Post print edition will be published and delivered to local homes, businesses and newsstands this week on Friday.

The newspaper will return to its regular Thursday delivery schedule next week.


Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 4 To May 10, 2016

on May 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
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 4 at 5:21 p.m. / Police arrested Molly Fitzgerald, 43, of Los Alamos at 1051 11th St. and charged her with trespassing.
May 4 at 7:05 p.m. / Police responded to an unattended death. Foul play is not suspected.
May 5 at 4:11 p.m. / A 64-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on East Jemez Road.

Letter To The Editor: Brush And Weeds Aren't Only Things People Leave On Sidewalks

on May 11, 2016 - 6:34pm
Los Alamos

I appreciate the information about keeping sidewalks clear of brush and weeds. However; these aren't the only things people leave on sidewalks.
My dog and I walk every morning in the area around Urban Park and people leave the large trash bins, kids' basketball stands, and even cars protruding from their driveways on the sidewalk. It means that we have to walk into the street to get around. Sometimes it's on a curve and drivers can't see us until the last minute.
I'm not sure if there's an ordinance for these obstructions as well as the brush, etc.

Weed And Brush Pile Reminder: ‘Keep Sidewalks Clear’

on May 11, 2016 - 4:11pm

Brush pile. Courtesy photo


Chapter 18 of the County Code (the Nuisance Code) was recently updated to address property maintenance issues. Specifically, Sec. 18-42. parts (a), (b) and (d) address weeds and brush piles.

Please read the code excerpts below and survey your property to see if any of these issues exist. This time of year, it is especially important to trim vegetation away from sidewalks for pedestrians - our sidewalks receive heavy use during the warmer months, with many residents who enjoy walking about the community.

Africa Night Featuring: Timbuktu June 2

on May 11, 2016 - 4:02pm
CIR News:
Join the Council on International Relations for Africa Night at Lulu’s Chinese Cuisine, 3011 Cerrillos Road featuring the film, “Timbuktu” and presentations on Africa by three local experts Thursday, June 2.
The evening begins with a Happy Hour/Cash Bar at 5 p.m. followed by Asian buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. An introduction to the film and moderated discussion with Tom McDermott (former UN employee assigned to Africa), Martha Wallace and Adele La Brecque (former workers and Africa residents) begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the film: TIMBUKTU at 7 p.m.

County Reminds Pet Owners About Animal Control Ordinance With Return Of Warmer Weather

on May 11, 2016 - 3:51pm

Jack Russell Terrier running free. Courtesy photo


With warmer weather returning to Los Alamos, many screen doors and windows are open, residents are enjoying their yards or may be busy walking or hiking around the community.

Los Alamos County’s Animal Control division typically begins to see an uptick in complaints during the summer months about roaming animals or animals off leash, barking dogs and failure to clean up after pets.

Residents are asked to remember the following items contained in the County’s Animal Control Ordinance:

  • Animals that are off the owner’s premises

AFRL New Mexico Program Showcases Student Teamwork Through Robotics

on May 11, 2016 - 3:31pm
AFRL News:
ALBUQUERQUE  More than 100 middle school students representing 30 teams from six New Mexico schools and several home school families have earned a spot at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Robotics Challenge Expo.
The event is 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 at the AFRL La Luz Academy facility at Kirtland AFB.
The students have spent the last several months learning about computer programming and robotics. Students worked in teams to complete on-line assignments and quizzes to earn points in order to qualify for the culminating Expo event.

PEEC: Astronomy Planetarium Shows May 13 & 20

on May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Bright blue, newly-formed stars taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Courtesy/
PEEC News:
Do you want to learn more about the cosmos? Do you ever wonder how we know about distances in space or how stars are created or how elements are formed?
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is providing astronomy shows in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium at 7 p.m., Friday, May 13 and 20.
Each astronomy show will investigate a different aspect of the cosmos and allow participants to explore the universe with a local astronomer or astrophysicist as their guide.

New Youth Resource Advocates At LAHS And LAMS

on May 11, 2016 - 3:29pm
Youth Resource Advocates William High Eagle Sandoval, Elena Berliner and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo
JJAB News:
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) has hired two new Youth Resource Advocates (YRAs).
William High Eagle Sandoval and Elena Berliner, will join Santina Shije in serving teens who live in Los Alamos or attend school here. The YRAs provide wrap around case management and assistance to youth and their families in accessing comprehensive services in the community and at school.

IHM Opens Doors To Apartment Evacuees

on May 11, 2016 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Bev Simpson, right, speaks with Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Claire Ryan Monday afternoon at the temporary shelter set up inside Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The Catholic Church on Canyon Road opened its doors to residents forced to evacuate following an early morning explosion at Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Red Cross arrives at Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Monday to assist evacuees from the Caballo Peak Apartments. Photo by Carol A.

Police Hold Memorial Service At Justice Center Monday

on May 11, 2016 - 1:36pm

At the 2015 memorial, Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, right, and Los Alamos Police Officers stand at attention and salute in honor of law enforcement and corrections officers who have lost their lives in the service of others. Due to inclement weather, the ceremony took place in the lobby of the Justice Center rather than outside. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will conduct a memorial service at 9 a.m., Monday in front of the Justice Center to honor police officers who have lost their lives on and off duty.


Daily Postcard: Ashley Pond Turtle Spotted Sunbathing

on May 11, 2016 - 1:14pm

Daily Postcard: The turtle living at Ashley Pond is spotted today sunbathing on a rock. Photo by Greg Kendall

The turtle that lives at Ashley Pond is sunbathing today on the center rock. Photo by Greg Kendall

Peanuts Movie At White Rock Library Thursday

on May 11, 2016 - 12:45pm
Peanuts movie poster. Courtesy/WRBL
The White Rock Branch Library will host the Peanuts Movie at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in the multi-purpose room.
In the animated movie, Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
The Free Family Friendly Film series is pure entertainment for the younger set, and provides a comfortable environment for parents and kids alike.
Family movies are shown at the library each month

Chamisa Hosts Fourth Annual Glow Run Saturday

on May 11, 2016 - 12:20pm
Chamisa Elementary will be hosting their fourth annual Glow Run at 7 p.m., Saturday May 14.

Some changes have been made this year, including a lowering of the entry fee, water bottles for the first 100 entrants in lieu of t-shirts, and we will start the 5k runners before the 1 mile racers. The race will begin and end at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock, 301 Meadow Dr. The 5k will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Racers will follow the Meadow/Rover/Meadow Loop around White Rock. 

The one mile racers will take off shortly thereafter and will run down Meadow to the Overlook Park entrance,

Military Order Of World Wars Meets May 17

on May 11, 2016 - 12:06pm
MOWW News:
The Military Order of the World Wars meets Tuesday, May 17. This month’s speaker is Vernon V. Haywood Jr. His Topic: "Tuskegee Airmen", (A Personal Perspective).
The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Los Alamos Ranks 3rd For Biking In Smaller Cities

on May 11, 2016 - 12:03pm
SOE News:
The City of Los Alamos was just ranked third for biking in smaller sized cities in the US.

Survey results were pulled from the U.S. Census over a five-year period to provide us a glimpse into which cities' residents are taking an eco-friendly approach to their daily commutes., dug into this data and ranked which areas have the highest percentage of green-minded commuters in the U.S.

View the recognition here.

Letter To The Editor: Don't Take Photos On Lab Property

on May 11, 2016 - 11:59am
Los Alamos
After three months I am picking up this letter I wrote and didn't send so that I can warn others in Los Alamos about what can happen if you take a photo from the wrong place. I can't warn tourists who might get caught in this mistake, but I can tell locals.
I had a 7 o'clock meeting at the lab cafeteria. When I came out, the mountains were gorgeous. I got my camera out of the car and walked to the end of the parking lot to take a photograph.
A guy in a pickup stopped and yelled that I wasn't allowed to take pictures there, and I asked “not even of the mountains?” He

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Exceed $1.3 Billion In Energy Cost Savings, Share Hundreds Of Solutions To Help Spur Future Efficiency Efforts

on May 11, 2016 - 11:58am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro released Better Buildings Challenge partner results, announced three new focus areas in local communities, and highlighted overall signs of growth in the initiative’s reach and influence.
Since 2011, both the number of Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that now exceed the $1.3 billion mark and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions. 
There are now 310 Better

Laboratory Retiree Group Meets Saturday

on May 11, 2016 - 11:57am
LRG News:
Members of the Laboratory Retiree Group (LRG) will hold their Annual Meeting 4-7 p.m., this Saturday, May 14 at Hot Rocks Java Cafe, 4200 West Jemez Road.
Contact for more information.