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UNM-LA Awards Tenure To Irina Alvestad, Ph.D.

on September 4, 2015 - 2:21pm

UNM-LA News:

Being awarded tenure from a higher education institution means many things to the professors who achieve it, such as increased job security, a pay raise, and more flexibility to focus on different projects.

For recent tenure recipient Irina Alvestad, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico Los Alamos, it represents her commitment to the University and her students.

“It’s about recognition and to prove I’m committed to this institution and to the students,” she said.

2015 Summer Concert Series Wraps Up With Nomads And DK & The Affordables At Ashley Pond Tonight

on September 4, 2015 - 11:55am
Eddy Partridge of the Nomads, left and DK Warner of DK & the Affordables on stage with Russ Gordon, center. Courtesy photo
By RUSS GORDON, Promoter
Summer Concert Series

Eddy Partridge & the Nomads play at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. DK & the Affordables follow around 8:45 p.m. This free concert is the last show of the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

The Nomads from Los Alamos are one of the community's all-time favorite bands. They play popular music from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Los Alamos Judge Pat Casados Elected Secretary-Treasurer Of New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association

on September 4, 2015 - 10:50am

Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge Pat A. Casados


ALBUQUERQUE – The Magistrate Judges Association elected new officers last week during the annual Magistrate Judges Conference in Albuquerque.

Newly elected officers include:

  • President – Santa Fe County Magistrate Court Judge George Anaya Jr.;
  • Vice president – Valencia County Magistrate Judge John R. Chavez; and
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge Pat A. Casados.

The Magistrate Judges Association was established in 1970 as a nonprofit organization and its activities include advocating for legislation and court

Big Change Underway At Metzger's In Los Alamos!

on September 4, 2015 - 10:06am

A big change is underway at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, 1607 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. The familiar sign above the front doors that has welcomed shoppers to the family owned store for many years is coming down today. A brand new sign will be installed within the next few days. Photo by Chris Clark/

The old sign at Metzger’s in Los Alamos is coming down today and will be replaced by a new sign within the next few days.

Local Flora And Fauna Reflects Fall In The Air

on September 3, 2015 - 7:14pm

Flora and fauna reflecting fall colors is spotted today near Los Pueblos in Los Alamos. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

LAFD Hires Life And Safety Division Coordinator

on September 3, 2015 - 9:57am

Stephan Rinaldi, second from right, began his new job Monday as the Los Alamos Fire Department’s Life and Safety Division Coordinator. He gathered Wednesday in the training room at the LAFD Administration Office with Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland, right, Division Chief Ben Stone, EMS Training Coordinator Donna McHenry and others. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post 

The Los Alamos Fire Department has hired a new coordinator for its Life and Safety Division.

Stephan Rinaldi will work with Life and Safety Division Chief / Fire Marshal Jeff

In And Around Town: Sept. 3

on September 3, 2015 - 8:23am


The In and Around Town Calendar is updated daily and can be accessed via the button on the sidebar of the online edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It appears in the news feed of the Post each Thursday. The calendar also appears in the weekly print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. In order to have items included in the print edition, submit them by Monday of the week they should appear. Send calendar items to

Girl Scouts Recruitment Event
5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rover Park

Antique Cars Out For A Spin In White Rock

on September 3, 2015 - 6:41am

White Rock resident Vernon Kerr peers inside an antique car parked with several others Sunday afternoon in front of Banderlier Grill on Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chrome hood ornament and other details. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Etched glass adorns this side window. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Expert Speaks On Alzheimer's Sept. 17

on September 3, 2015 - 6:36am


Nicole (Nikki) Maphis will speak on “What is Alzheimer’s Disease? The Biology Behind the Epidemic” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Many people are familiar with the clinical changes of Alzheimer’s disease, such as progressive memory loss and difficulty with writing, reading, speaking, and performing daily tasks. What people don’t see is what is happening on the inside.  

This presentation will go through the perfect storm happening inside of the brain of those with Alzheimer’s disease in a way everyone can understand.

Five Minute Power Outage In White Rock 2 p.m. Today

on September 2, 2015 - 12:03pm


The Department of Public Utilities reminds residents that there is a 5-minute power outage planned at 2 p.m. today in White Rock.

Direct questions and concerns to the DPU 311 from a landline if in Los Alamos or 505.662.8333 from a cell phone.

Labor Day Citizen Science Project: Yard Day Bird Count

on September 2, 2015 - 11:55am

Spotted Towhee. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

On Labor Day, Dave Yeamans, a long-time enthusiast of the natural world, is opening his home for a citizen science project, Big Yard Day Bird Count.

To participate, register at for the Big Yard Day and stop by Dave Yeaman’s house anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. “Everybody learns something and has fun or my job is not complete,” says Yeamans, who also is a caring host.

Participants are encouraged to wear natural-colored clothing, move gently, and whisper to improve the chances of seeing a wide variety of birds.

Los Alamos Daily Post Print Edition Now Available

on September 2, 2015 - 11:46am


Staff Report

This week's print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post has just been published and is available at no charge for readers to pick up at the following locations:  

  • Los Alamos Co+op;
  • Los Alamos Visitor Center;
  • Smith's Marketplace;
  • Smith's White Rock;
  • White Rock Visitor Center;
  • White Rock Branch Library;
  • Mesa Public Library;
  • CB FOX;
  • Los Alamos Medical Center;
  • UNM-LA;
  • Zia Realty Group; and
  • Los Alamos Daily Post Headquarters.

The Los Alamos Daily Post print edition will soon be delivered weekly to every home and business throughout the County.

Williams And Marr Top Predictors In Weekly Pace Race

on September 2, 2015 - 10:20am

Members wait to take off in Tuesday's Pace Race. The run was a staggered start where the slower runners left first and each member waited to start according to their prediction. Courtesy/ACRR

Several runners make their way down the course. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Joan Williams and Duane Marr had the best predictions in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race, with delta times adjusted to 3 miles of 15 seconds.

The annual staggered-start pace-race/fun-run was held Tuesday on the White Rock bike path. The predictors with the slowest times started first from Piñon/Rocket Park.

Council Special Session: Discussion & Possible Action On Capital Improvement Projects Thursday Sept. 10

on September 2, 2015 - 10:02am

Los Alamos County Council from left, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, David Izraelevitz, Susan O'Leary, Kristin Henderson, Steven Girrens and Pete Sheehey. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Council is holding a Special Session: Discussion & Possible Action on Capital Improvement Projects at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

This will be an informal setting for the Council; however, the meeting will be streamed on the Internet, broadcast on PAC-8, and available for later viewing using Video-on-Demand on the Council’s

Blue Buses And RTD Chile Line Not Running Labor Day

on September 2, 2015 - 10:01am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” and the RTD Chile Line in Taos will not be in service Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regularly scheduled service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos; the Cities of Santa Fe and Española and the Towns of Taos and

Community Invited To Hear Panel Of Los Alamos Residents Who Witnessed WWII At Lecture Sept. 8

on September 2, 2015 - 8:20am


The Los Alamos Historical Society announces its 2015-2016 lecture series, “70 Years Since World War II.”

We are honored to have a panel of Los Alamos residents who witnessed World War II in quite different ways. Young Mary Zemach was hiking with her botanist father in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Mia McLeod was not yet a teenager in Holland when the Nazis occupied her country.

As an 18-year-old, Joe Bergstein survived the Bataan Death March and spent the next four years as a prisoner-of-war in the Philippines and Japan.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on September 2, 2015 - 7:54am

Internationally Acclaimed Alpha Program Begins At IHM

on September 2, 2015 - 6:57am

IHM News:

If you have ever wondered if there is more to life than this, how you can make the most of your life, about the existence of God, the afterlife, who is Jesus, or how we can have faith, the Alpha Course may be just what you are looking for.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, the course is 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. There is no charge for the course and no commitment.

“The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly

Pajarito Environmental Education Center Leads Efforts To Certify Los Alamos As A Community Wildlife Habitat

on September 1, 2015 - 6:38pm

PEEC Board members celebrating the certification of the nature center as a Wildlife Habitat, from left, Jeremy Campbell, Bob Walker, Jennifer Macke, Selvi Viswanathan, Esta Lee Albright, Michele Altherr, Nancy Arendt, Felicia Orth, Ann Shafer, Sue Watts, Mary Carol Williams, Becky Shankland, Talia Dreicer, Karla Sartor and Rebecca Oertel. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A team of Pajarito Environmental Education Center volunteers is working to make Los Alamos the first certified Community Wildlife Habitat in New Mexico.

To date, our community consists of 126 backyards, four common areas, and

Orientation Kicks Off Leadership Los Alamos 2016

on September 1, 2015 - 5:21pm
The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2016 gathered for orientation Saturday at Bandelier. Photo by Martha Katko
Team and confidence building activities are part of the annual orientation session for Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko
Participants gather at the Friday night orientation session at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Martha Katko
By NANCY COOMBS, co-chair
Leadership Los Alamos

The 2016 Leadership Los Alamos Class kicked off its orientation weekend Friday, Aug. 28.

The new class consists of 27 adults who live and/or work in Los Alamos, and are eager


Branding Consultant Atlas Reviews Public Input

on September 1, 2015 - 11:19am


As of Aug. 31, Los Alamos County branding consultant Atlas Advertising is in receipt of all public input on the short list of straplines developed by Atlas in coordination with the Branding Review Committee for Los Alamos County's brand.

Public input was submitted on-line via the County's Open Forum survey process, hard copy, e-mail and transcribed from phone conversations between July 31 through Aug. 28, 2015.

Atlas is synthesizing the data to determine the community's summary ranking of the five straplines.

Attorney General Balderas Searching For Relatives Of Former Attorneys General

on September 1, 2015 - 11:10am
DOJ News:
The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas is actively searching for relatives of past Attorneys General to be included in the unveiling of a photo gallery honoring AGs serving from 1846 to present.
The gallery housed in the Santa Fe OAG building is open to the public for tours during normal business hours.
Anyone who is related to a past AG or who knows relatives of past AGs is encouraged to contact the OAG Constituent Affairs Unit to provide contact information at
Classes of students wishing to tour the historical gallery may also contact the OAG here.

DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative Returns To Los Alamos

on September 1, 2015 - 10:31am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to announce that it will once again host three collection sites 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 as a part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back day initiative. 

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Police Department lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr. (please deposit prescription medications into the drop box)
  • Site 2: White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4, east side parking lot.
  • Site 3: Smith’s Marketplace at 751 Trinity Dr., south side parking lot near the patio.

If there is inclement weather, sites 2 and 3 will move inside the White Rock

LAPS Mental Health Design Team Launches Survey

on September 1, 2015 - 10:30am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools has created a Mental Health Design Team that has been charged with providing a report to the Board of Education by the end of November that includes a statement of preferred future for mental health programs in Los Alamos Public Schools, a brief situational assessment, a gap analysis and drafting a 3-5 year LAPS Mental Health Project Plan.

One of the first tasks is to gather community and stakeholder input. This survey will focus on the state of mental health awareness and support that we desire. 

Surveys are available is Spanish and English at