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Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bill To Protect Scientists From Political Interference

on February 10, 2017 - 12:40pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 25 of their Senate colleagues in cosponsoring a bill that would protect government scientists and their capacity to share information with the public from political interference. The legislation comes in the wake of recent reports that President Trump’s transition team sought a list of all Department of Energy employees and national lab contractors who attended meetings on climate issues and Trump administration officials placed gag orders on employees at the Environmental Protection Agency.

White Rock Man Sentenced In District Court

on February 10, 2017 - 9:05am

First Judicial District Court Judge T. Glenn Ellington hears sentencing recommendations Monday for Anthony Lambson of White Rock from Assistant DA Kent Wahlquist, left, and Defense Attorney Tyr Loranger in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE --  A 21-year-old White Rock man was sentenced this week in the First Judicial District Court in Santa for trafficking of a controlled substance.

Los Alamos Research On Cancer’s Origins Key Part Of Huge Grant

on February 10, 2017 - 8:41am

Ludmil Alexandrov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, part of a team seeking to build a much deeper understanding of DNA damage – what causes it and how it leads to cancer. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • $25 million from Cancer Research UK funds Big Data analysis identifying mutational signatures of cancer​

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Ludmil Alexandrov has been announced as a member of one of the first four global research teams funded under Cancer Research UK’s “Grand Challenge,” which seeks to revolutionize the understanding of cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.


Shomaker: The Story Of My Violin

on February 10, 2017 - 8:25am
Violin painted by Dianna Shomaker. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Violins, and the music they make, have been in my genes since youth. I struggled with learning to play and make it sound beautiful. My fingers ached from practice and in the end I decided I was more of an appreciater than a performer. And that continues today.

I deeply appreciate the feelings and memories from violin music and performers I have heard in my lifetime.

Obituary: Helen M. Lederer Jan. 30, 2017

on February 10, 2017 - 8:22am

HELEN M. LEDERER Jan. 30, 2017

Helen M. Lederer, 91, passed into the Grace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday morning, January 30, 2017, at her home in Rio Rancho, NM, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and loved ones.

From the time Helen was a young girl in Marysville, Kansas, William and Lucy Corning instilled in her, and in her sisters and brother, that the truest riches in life are those we find in one another. She was raised in the Lutheran Church, and this foundation of Faith would shape the rest of life, both personally and professionally.

One night at a dance she


Livy Snyder Exhibit At Mesa Library Art Gallery

on February 10, 2017 - 7:47am

Former Los Alamos High School student Livy Snyder is displaying her artwork at Mesa Public Library through February. Courtesy photo

Artwork by Livy Snyder is on display through February at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery is featuring the work of Livy Onalee Snyder during the month of February in an exhibit entitled "Back to the Wall: Snapshots of the Evolving Aesthetic".

A former student of Los Alamos High School and New Mexico School for the Arts, Snyder is now a Denver-based artist and is working on a

FBI Searches For ‘Barrel Chested Bandit’

on February 10, 2017 - 7:17am


‘Barrel Chested Bandit’ Dec. 12, 2016. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

DALLAS, Texas The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a serial bank robber dubbed the “Barrel Chested Bandit,” who is believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies or attempted bank robberies across Texas, Arizona and New Mexico between Aug. 24, 2016 and Feb. 4, 2017.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual.

‘Barrel Chested Bandit’ Nov. 30, 2016 . Courtesy/FBI


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Daily Postcard: Bucks Linger On Lawn In Barranca

on February 10, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A pair of bucks linger on the lawn of a home Wednesday on Barranca. Photo by Anthony Pollington

Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 5!

on February 9, 2017 - 10:25pm
The Los Alamos Daily Post news team, seated from left, Bonnie Gordon, Kirsten Laskey, Hope Jaramillo, and standing, Chris Clark and Carol A. Clark. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark and her team are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the newspaper, and its recent designation as the Official Newspaper of Record for Los Alamos County.

“The Post turned 5 years old Feb. 7 and I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the people of this community,” Clark said.

Scenes From County Science & Engineering Fair

on February 9, 2017 - 10:15pm

LAHS 9th grader Lillian Petersen is awarded the CB FOX Overall Best of Show Award for her project on Climate Change during Saturday's County Science & Engineering Fair in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Derrick Key/

LAHS 9th graderJake Werner with his Tesla Coil. Photo by Derrick Key/

Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony Saturday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

K-5th grade Science and Engineering Fair projects fill the Dance and Drama classroom Saturday at Los Alamos High School

Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers Needed

on February 9, 2017 - 9:23pm
Annie Rasquin is executive director of the First District Court CASA program, which serves Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Carolyn Stewart has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in the Los Alamos are for nine years, a volunteer position that makes a huge difference in their lives and is extremely rewarding for her.
Stewart is one of 45 CASAs in the First Judicial District, which encompasses Los Alamos, Rio Arribe and Santa Fe Counties.

In And Around Town: Feb. 11

on February 9, 2017 - 9:14pm
Weekly Calendar:  
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to
TUESDAY, Feb. 21
Lunch with a Leader Meeting
Lunch with a Leader features Andrea Cunningham this month at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Mesa Public Library.
MOWW Meeting
This month the Military Order of the World Wars will ​feataure Col. Ted Spain USA (ret). The meeting will be held at the Los Alamos

LAPS Foundation Professional Book Groups

on February 9, 2017 - 9:10pm
Barranca teachers. Courtesy photo
Professional Book Groups for Los Alamos Public School teachers and instructional assistants are a rewarding and low-cost way for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to provide professional development.
Five groups formed in the early Fall and have been meeting regularly this school year to discuss their selections and application of the strategies they find
Reading Specialist Alisa Rolfe from Aspen School was funded to study, “Teaching Struggling Readers: How to Use Brain-based Research to Maximize Learning.”

Republican Lawmakers Meet With NM Environment Secretary Tongate On New Food Handling Regulations

on February 9, 2017 - 9:07pm
NMED News:
SANTA FE Republican members of the House and Senate met Wendesday with New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Butch Tongate to discuss the department’s new food handling regulations.
Lawmakers expressed concerns about the impact the regulations would have on community groups, businesses and nonprofit organizations in their districts.
The new regulations require anyone who handles food at a public function to have a food handler card. The requirement applies to any location where food is served, including movie theaters and community fundraisers.

World Futures: What Do We Need? STUFF - Product Distribution

on February 9, 2017 - 9:05pm

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

As an example consider bottled water. Not the fancy kind loaded with non-water molecules or perhaps carbon dioxide (CO2). Just plain water - H2O. At a local grocery price level “ordinary” bottled water can be purchased for $3 to $4 for 24 pints or half-liters (16 oz. or 500 cc. bottles). This equates to $699 to $932 per thousand gallons.

The local price for tap water, which is very drinkable, is about $4.20 per thousand gallons plus a fixed fee of $7.93 per month no matter how many gallons are consumed for a maximum cost of $12.13 per

Professional Skin Care Choices Now Offering Osmosis Cosmetics

on February 9, 2017 - 9:00pm
June English, owner of Professional Skin Care Choices with a poster advertising her new line of Osmosis cosmetics. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

June English of Professional Skin Care Choices is excited about adding Osmosis cosmetics to the skincare and beauty products she offers to her customers.

Founded by Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, Osmosis products are gluten and fragrance free, and safe for use by oncology patients. Dr. Johnson wanted to bring a holistic approach to the skin care and beauty industry, English said.

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 9, 2017 - 8:59pm
Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall (not pictured) ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Elections were held Tuesday for the Los Alamos School Board and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

A total of 1,432 votes were cast.

New Grief Recovery Support Group Starts March 1

on February 9, 2017 - 8:54pm

Anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one is invited to join GriefShare 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. Courtesy image


First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is proud to host the nationally acclaimed grief recovery and support group - GriefShare for our community. No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, we would love for you to be a part of our group. GriefShare will start meeting 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

GriefShare is a 13-week video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost

Don Taylor's Photography Celebrates 33 Years!

on February 9, 2017 - 5:05pm

Don Taylor's Photography has increased its staff, from left, Office Manager Syndi Schlindwein, Owner Don Taylor, employee Vincent Maestas and Photographer Sara Pacheco. Courtesy/Don Taylor's Photography



Los Alamos Daily Post


Don Taylor’s Photography has a lot to celebrate. The photography studio is celebrating 33 years in business and an increased staff.


The new employees include Sara Pacheco, photographer; Syndi Schlindwein, office manager; and office assistant Vincent Maestas.


One of the perks of being a long-time business is that second and third generations of


New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

Hawks Basketball Teams Host Final Home Game

on February 9, 2017 - 4:35pm

Tall Man Noah Bridgewater reaches for the ball in the fourth period. He finished the game with four points. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamo Middle School seventh and eighth grade Hawks played host to the Las Vegas Dons boys basketball team Tuesday afternoon at Brousseau Gym. The seventh grade game was all Hawks as they won 46-37. The eighth graders did not fair as well, dropping the game 32-36, in spite of a come back effort of 11 points in the fourth period.


UNM-LA SBDC Selects Los Alamos' Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders As Star Client Of The Year

on February 9, 2017 - 7:52am
From left, New Mexico SBDC State Director Russell Wyrick, UNM-LA SBDC Advisor Anne Lantrip, Gov. Susana Martinez and Ryan McNiff and his family at the Roundhouse after Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders, LLC was honored at the State Legislature. Courtesy photo

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Listen

on February 9, 2017 - 7:39am
Los Alamos

This Week: Listen

I hear my husband come through the front door.

“Hey ya!” I hear him shout cheerfully. “How ya’ been? Did you have a good day?” I can hear the smile in his voice.

I do not respond. This is because I know he is talking to our dogs. He is far more effusive when talking to our dogs than when talking to me. I have come to expect this, and accept this. I am guessing that when he enters the house, if I were to eagerly rush up to him while wiggling my butt with unbridled enthusiasm, he would probably speak to me with a little more exuberance.

Fancy Fiddles Auction Sample #2

on February 9, 2017 - 7:37am

This instrument and 45 others will be on offer at the Fancy Fiddles Auction beginning at 2 p.m., Feb. 18 in Fuller Lodge. Silent bidding is underway now at Village Arts Framing on DP Road. Proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools orchestra program. Click here for details. Courtesy photo

Friends Of The Shelter Hosts Pet Gift Basket Raffle

on February 9, 2017 - 6:44am
Friends of the Shelter is hosting a Pet Gift Basket Raffle. One basket is for a cat and the other for a dog. Pet Pangaea has donated a gift card for $100 for each basket and has tickets available for sale. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Proceeds from the raffle go to benefit local shelter pets. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Photo by Maire O'Neill/