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Tsikimu Fire Victim Fund Closes At LANB Friday

on May 28, 2015 - 5:09pm


Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Tsikimu Fire Victim Fund at Los Alamos National Bank should do so by 5 p.m. Friday as the fund will close at that time.

The fund was set up to help the family of the home at 913 Cheyenne St., that burned down earlier this month.

County Launches ‘I Support Manhattan Project National Historical Park’ Campaign

on May 28, 2015 - 1:57pm


In conjunction with the upcoming field visit by representatives of the National Park Service and Department of Energy regarding the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the County is sponsoring an “I Support the Manhattan Project National Historical Park” campaign.

Community members supporting the Park are encouraged to add their name and address to a pre-printed postcard with the campaign message – the postcards will be gathered and then displayed on a large exhibit board for the public meeting June 2 at Fuller Lodge.

The pre-printed postcards are available to the

Car Wash Planned For Farnham Family

on May 28, 2015 - 1:56pm

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on May 28, 2015 - 1:09pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilor Rick Reiss speak with community members this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Council members take turns hosting the booth at the farmers market to answer questions and hear concerns from community members. Photo by Chris Clark/
County Councilor Rick Reiss speaks with community members at this morning's farmers market. Photo by Chris Clark/
Council Chair Kristin Henderson speaks with community members. Photo by Chris Clark/
Farmers Market grounds were full of folks

United Way Announces 2015 Community Action Funded Partners

on May 28, 2015 - 12:57pm

Members of the United Way Community Action Fund Grant Committee listen to Los Alamos Family YMCA CEO Linda Daly discuss programs the Y provides to the community and surrounding area, during the committee's annual week-long grant hearing meetings held earlier this month at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


More than $1 million was requested for 49 programs by 38 organizations in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.

United Way of Northern New Mexico’s Community Action Fund grant process concluded with the funding of $600,000 to 25 local nonprofits.


NDI Student Dancers Shine In Front Of 1,700 People

on May 28, 2015 - 11:38am

More than 500 student dancers and an audience of 1,700 people fill Española Valley High School Gymnasium Wednesday evening for the annual NDI End-of-Year performance. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Special guests participating in Wednesday's event include businessman Omar Sanchez, in blue t-shirt, who owns Time Out Pizzeria restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock. Sanchez also is a retired New Mexico State Police officer and Wednesday marked his 8th year participating in the event. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Staff Report

ESPAÑOLA – The National Dance Institute

Join Clan Tynker At Ashley Pond Park To Kick Off Summer Library Club June 1

on May 28, 2015 - 10:25am

The Summer Library Club kicks off with a special performance from circus troupe Clan Tynker at 6 p.m. Monday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

“Every Hero Has a Story” this summer at the Los Alamos County Library System!

As school lets out for summer, it’s the perfect time for children, teens, parents, and caregivers to come to the Los Alamos County Library System and get involved in all the fun of our Summer Library Club.

“One thing we’re really excited about is how we’ve revamped our summer programming,” says Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park: NPS & DOE Field Team Visits Los Alamos June 2-4

on May 28, 2015 - 10:15am


With the passage last December of legislation creating the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), a field team of representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Park Service (NPS) has scheduled a trip to Los Alamos June 2-4.

This three-day site visit will include tours of historic buildings, both in town and on DOE/LANL property, as well as high-profile public and stakeholder meetings. 

The community is invited and encouraged to attend an important event during the team's visit:

  • Public Meeting & Reception for the MPNHP Field Team
  • Including NPS &

April Showers Bring May Flowers In Bayo Canyon

on May 28, 2015 - 8:01am
Cactus flower blooms in Bayo Canyon. Photo by Kei Davis
Yellow flowers. Photo by Kei Davis
Yucca flower. Photo by Kei Davis
Red cactus flowers. Photo by Kei Davis
Cactus flowers. Photo by Kei Davis
Red flowers. Photo by Kei Davis
Red cactus flowers. Photo by Kei Davis


Yucca flowers. Photo by Kei Davis


LA Sportsmen's Club Hosts Junior Olympic Qualifier

on May 28, 2015 - 7:55am
Medal winners in the Junior Olympic Qualifier, from left, Garit Graham, Chris Bond, and Josh Smith. Courtesy photo
Young women competing in the JO Qualifier, from left, Kes Luchini, Lauren Williams, Savannah Williams, Shauna Moss and Jourdyn Rino. Courtesy photo
LASC News:
Young athletes from across New Mexico shot International Bunker Trap in the cold and rain Saturday, May 16 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club to qualify for the Junior National Olympic Shotgun Competition in Colorado Springs July 20-26.
Los Alamos participants were Kes Luchini, Josh Smith, David Smith, Chris

Local Rotary Club Selects Los Alamos Daily Post As Small Business of the Year

on May 28, 2015 - 7:44am

From left, Small Business Development Center Director Ted Lopez joins members of the Los Alamos Daily Post news team Kirsten Laskey, Carol A. Clark, Bonnie J. Gordon and KayLinda Crawford as they receive a $250 award for their Business of the Year recognition. Photo by Laura Loy

Staff Report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos honored the Los Alamos Dailky Post with its Sonny Brown Business of the Year Award during a meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building.

The award was established in 2005 to honor Past District Governor Sonny Brown for his many years of service to

Scenes From Guaje Pines Memorial Day Ceremony

on May 27, 2015 - 5:09pm
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Color Guard opens the annual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Tristan Goodwin plays the bag pipes. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Troy Matevia plays the horn. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Fr. Glenn Jones of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church recites the opening prayer. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Everyone lowers their head in prayer. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Vice Commander Art Brown Junior of VFW Post 8874 and the Master of Ceremonies

Pajarito Astronomers Host Dark Night June 13

on May 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
PA News:
The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. There will be a tour of the spring and summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 505.662.3252 for information.

Sculpture Maintenance Underway At Ashley Pond

on May 27, 2015 - 12:18pm

Sculpture maintenance worker Tim Waters wades into Ashley Pond today to work on the sculpture. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Contractor Joe Lindsey repairs and restores sculptures around the county and is out today applying a fresh coat of paint to the colt sculpture at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

UNM-LA Community Ed Classes For Adults Begin June 1

on May 27, 2015 - 11:09am


UNM-LA News:

Summer is finally starting to show itself and it’s not too late to get your mind and body in shape for the activities that lie ahead.

UNM-LA summer classes for adults begin June 1 and continue through July. Registration is now open.

UNM-LA offers Yoga for both beginner and intermediate levels. Yoga is the perfect way to build strength and flexibility, which will help you enjoy any summertime activity such as hiking or biking. Yoga will help you relax, too.

Planning on taking a trip to a Spanish speaking country soon?

Anne Hillerman Speaks At Mesa Library Thursday

on May 27, 2015 - 10:45am

Courtesy image

MPL News:

Author Anne Hillerman is the featured author at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak lecture. Hillerman is an accomplished journalist, food writer, writing workshop facilitator and teacher.

Recently, she has carried on the tradition of her late father Tony Hillerman by writing mysteries that feature the Four Corners area, Navajo tribal police, Navajo traditions and ways of life, and the beloved characters Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.

Her first novel in the series she adopted after her father’s death in 2008, Spider Woman’s


Threading Forever Exhibit At Mesa Public Library Features Internationally Renowned Artists June 5-27

on May 27, 2015 - 10:44am

‘Metamorphosis Series’ by Theresa DiMenno. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will be the site for some exceptional art work with international ties June 5 through June 27.

Three artists of the collaborative Threading Forever, and one additional special guest, will show works ranging from sculpture to digital art and photography.

Threading Forever has been brought together through the efforts of Jemez resident and sculptor Harriette Lawler.

Blood Drive At First Baptist Church Hall Today, Thursday And Friday

on May 27, 2015 - 10:14am
United Blood Services is performing a three day blood drive 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., today; 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Chris Clark/
Early birds making their donations. Photo by Chris Clark/
Overall shot of First Baptist Church Hall. Photo by Chris Clark/

Community Invited To Farewell Party For LAMS Principal Rex Kilburn At TOTH Today!

on May 27, 2015 - 10:10am

LAMS Principal Rex Kilburn delivers a goodie bag to head custodian Alfredo Tena in appreciation for his monumental effort to keep the school clean every day. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen



The community is invited to say farewell to Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn and his wife Dawn.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host the farewell event 3:30-6:30 p.m. today. LAMS staff is working to provide light appetizers for the three hour festivities and anyone who would like to bring a dish is welcome to share.

Kilburn accepted a position in

Roger Snodgrass Joins Los Alamos Daily Post

on May 27, 2015 - 9:25am

Roger Snodgrass

Staff Report

Esteemed science writer Roger Snodgrass has joined the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Snodgrass has a unique body of site-specific knowledge and experience related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 2001, he has made a specialty of researching, synthesizing and writing complex scientific, topical and historical newspaper stories about LANL for the general public and targeted readers.

“We are so pleased to have Roger join the Los Alamos Daily Post news team.

County Council Declares Friday As 'Poppy Day'

on May 27, 2015 - 7:52am

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey presents Marie Todd of the American Legion Auxiliary with a proclamation at Tuesday evening's meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Councilor Rick Reiss joins the other councilors in giving a donation to Marie Todd of the American Legion Auxiliary who distributes poppies Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Marie Todd of the American Legion Auxiliary distributes poppies to County Manager Harry Burgess and County Attorney Rebecca Ehler Tuesday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Finals Week Destress Fest For Grades 7-12 May 27

on May 26, 2015 - 4:40pm
LAYG News:
Los Alamos Middle School and High School students are invited to Destress Fest the Wednesday of Finals Week.
Los Alamos teens work hard in school and deserve some time to unwind during this stressful time of year. Research has shown that brief mental breaks improve performance on prolonged tasks, and what better mental break than Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Jousting and an Obstacle Course?!
This Hawaiian-themed bash also will include food, desserts (which is "stressed" spelled backwards), prizes and a photo booth.

Volunteer On The Winsor Trail On National Trails Day

on May 26, 2015 - 4:16pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Celebrate National Trails Day June 6 by helping the Santa Fe National Forest reroute a section of the popular Winsor Trail. 
Always the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day is the American Hiking Society’s annual event to encourage Americans to enjoy the outdoors by highlighting trails and activities in all 50 states. 
Organizers of the Winsor Trail project are looking for volunteers 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, June 6. The group will meet at the Norski Trailhead off Hyde Park Road at 9 a.m. and hike to the work area.
Volunteers should wear long

This Week At Farmers Market: May 28

on May 26, 2015 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos Farmer's Market. File photo
LAFM News:
The Los Alamos Farmer's Market is 7-11 a.m., Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.
This week at the market:
Peas, tomatoes, spinach, radishes, fresh garlic, onions, asparagus, salad greens, honey, pork, ungraded eggs, apple cider, breads, pies, tarts, pizzas, muffins,jams and jellies, sauces, plants, vegetable starts, hanging plants, native plants, flowers, kettle corn, sharpening service, gluten free breads and goodies, lavender body products, goat cheese spreads, cow hard cheeses, pecans (shelled or not,) baskets,

Metal Sculptures Installed In Central Park Square

on May 26, 2015 - 7:41am

Artist Richard Swenson, center, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg Wednesday afternoon stand near the newly installed dinosaur created by Swenson. The scrap metal sculpture is just past the first building on the right hand side when entering Central Park Square from Central Avenue onto Main Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scrap metal artist Richard Swenson Wednesday with the black and red dragon sculpture he created and placed in a planter area in central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist Richard Swenson with his scrap metal dog sculpture