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Los Alamos Concert Association: 2016-17 Season

on July 24, 2016 - 3:21pm

Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet opens the LACA concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo


LACA presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai


Hailed as the greatest American violinist active today, Joshua Bell performs Feb. 3 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Chris Lee


LACA News:


A violin super star, a Grammy-winning guitar quartet, and a recipient of the piano world’s “genius grant” are just some of the pleasures in store during the upcoming season of the Los

Local Democrats Invited To Convention Watch Party

on July 24, 2016 - 3:19pm

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is hosting a Democratic National Convention watch party at 7 p.m., Monday at its campaign headquarters at 170 Central Park Square in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 


Calling all Los Alamos Democrats! The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is hosting a watch party on Monday night.

Join us for the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Scheduled speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Democratic Convention Watch Party
  • Monday, July 25 at 7

Pinon Park Pool Offers Half Price Memberships

on July 24, 2016 - 2:09pm

Pinon Park Pool in White Rock. Courtesy photo


Yikes, summer is half over and Pinon Park Pool in White Rock is offering a half-price sale for memberships until Sept. 5, 2016. The $200 assessment fee still applies.

Total Prices:

  • One adult: $425 - now $312.50;
  • Family of 2: $550 - now $375;
  • Family of 3: $650 - now $425; and
  • Family of 4+: $700 - now $450.

All memberships must include at least one person at least 18 years old.

Los Alamos Hosts Knights Of Columbus State Meeting

on July 24, 2016 - 1:35pm

Los Alamos hosts the statewide organizational meeting of members of the Knights of Columbus July 8-10 at IHM and the K of C Hall on DP Road. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members from across the state register in the IHM Hall July 8 for their organizational meeting. Photo by Bob Brewer

Knights of Columbus members gather in the IHM Hall July 8 including Los Alamos officers: Grand Knight David Jolley, Deputy Grand Knight Martin Aguilera, Chancellor Chad Meyer, Recorder Joshua Sauppe, Financial Secretary Esteban Rougier, Advocate Bill Mairson, Treasurer Joe Gutierrez, Warden Paul

Computer Issues Intermittently Close Los Alamos MVD

on July 24, 2016 - 9:43am

The Motor Vehicle Department office at 997 Central Ave., in Los Alamos has intermittently closed during business hours over the last couple of weeks with a sign on the locked door stating 'Closed until further notice'. A call to the local office Friday resulted in an answering machine saying there would be an 18 minute wait on the line. The Los Alamos Daily Post placed a call for comment Friday afternoon to the MVD in Santa Fe in which an employee explained that the Los Alamos office has been experiencing computer problems but is now back in business. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Video Of New Mexico Roll Call At GOP Convention

on July 24, 2016 - 7:51am
Los Alamos
Ever since I was little kid, I have dreamt of going to a convention and being on the floor as a delegate.
As an alternate delegate, Lisa Shin has been very generous in sharing her delegate badge with me so I can be on the floor. I have been able to spend a huge amount of time on the floor and yet, have no responsibility for voting. For me, it's a dream come true. 
Regardless who the candidate is, to enjoy the convention process, and spend time with members of the New Mexico Delegation has been an experience come true.

Espanola Valley Humane Society Renovates Clinic

on July 24, 2016 - 7:35am
EVHS News:
ESPANOLA  The Espanola Valley Humane Society (EVHS) has announced the opening of its newly renovated clinic space.
The clinic features a dedicated lobby and space for client consultations, a renovated surgery suite and increased capacity for animal recovery after spay/neuter or other surgeries. In addition, cats and dogs now have separate recovery areas.
“We’ve been working on this new clinic space for months, and it’s wonderful to offer this new opportunity to better serve the community,” EVHS Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said.

Los Alamos History Museum Coloring Contest Winners

on July 24, 2016 - 7:21am
The Los Alamos History Museum is excited to congratulate the winners of the museum’s coloring contest: Kalylah H. (1st place), Lilja S. (2nd place), and Oceanah G. (3rd place).
The coloring contest was open to all ages during the month of June and artists as young as 4 and as old as 70 submitted their interpretations of a coloring page from Meet Bences Gonzales. The three winners will get a pizza party at Ashley Pond Park and a special guided tour of the Romero Cabin, which Bences Gonzales helped to build.
Honorable mentions are awarded to: Mickayll,

Chamber Golf Focuses On Fun & Fundraising July 29

on July 24, 2016 - 7:17am
This year's golf tournament features a breakfast buffet with Mimosas and Bloody Marys, a unique course with skills contests and fun competitions, and a delicious lunch afterward. Courtesy image
The annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament to benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico is scheduled for a 9 a.m., shotgun start, Friday, July 29, at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
This year, instead of a traditional Golf Tournament, the activity will focus more on raising funds for the United Way of Northern New Mexico and less on being a “golf tournament with some

Nuclear Watch New Mexico Seeks To Invalidate New Cleanup Order For LANL

on July 24, 2016 - 7:09am

DOE News:

Nuclear Watch New Mexico amended its complaint against the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC, which alleges 12 cleanup violations of the 2005 Consent Order issued by the New Mexico Environment Department for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The amendment is asking the federal court to invalidate the recently issued Consent Order because the Department did not hold a formal public hearing as required by federal and state hazardous waste laws and regulations.

The U.S.

NMHM Partners With Link TV To Screen ARTBOUND

on July 24, 2016 - 6:57am
NMHM News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND, which showcases the new documentary film "Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West."
The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest's key and most controversial figures, at 6 p.m. July 29, at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.

Daily Postcard: Evening Sky Colors Los Alamos

on July 24, 2016 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Friday's evening Sky Colors Downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Local GOP Hosts Summer Picnic Today

on July 23, 2016 - 2:48pm

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women hosted their annual summer picnic today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. with food, give-a-ways for the kids and a bouncy house. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Southwestern Regional Tournament In Los Alamos!

on July 23, 2016 - 10:49am

Teams from Los Alamos, Deming, Louisiana, Texas East and Texas West pose for a group photo at Friday's opening ceremonies of the Southwest Regional Softball Tournament at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The County is getting major kudos for preparing the fields for the first ever regional tournament in Los Alamos. The teams are praising the condition of the  fields, beauty of the town and friendliness of the community ... so this just might become an annual event. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

Los Alamos County Little League President James Chrobocinski welcomes the crowd and

Local Therapists And Psychiatrists Host Open House

on July 23, 2016 - 9:49am

A group of psychiatrists and therapists have joined together in a suite of eight offices in downtown Los Alamos. The group hosted an open house Friday evening to celebrate their new endeavor. From left, Therapist Heather McCoulloch, LMFT; Dr. Brian Haigh, MD, child and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Deepa Nadiga, MD., adult psychiatry emphasis; Therapist Georgina Mesibov, LPCC, adult emphasis; Therapist Galen Sanchez, adolescent emphasis; Therapist Kris Raber, LSW, adult and couples emphasis; Clinical Psychologist Reva Heron, PhD., adult and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Julia L.

Scenes From Ashley Pond Park Friday

on July 23, 2016 - 9:07am

A crowd fills Ashley Pond Park Friday for the summer concert. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Tossing the Frisbee Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene at Ashley Pond Park Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAMC Director of Support Services Marc Witkowski hosts the Los Alamos Medical Center booth Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene at Ashley Pond Park Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Trash Piles Up On Santa Fe National Forest

on July 23, 2016 - 7:52am
Trash left at dispersed camping site in Dalton Canyon last weekend. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Trash is an all-too-common sight on the Santa Fe National Forest. It’s everywhere – at developed recreation sites, at dispersed camping sites, in Wilderness, on trails and even in streams. 
It seems clear that the “Pack It In, Pack It Out” mantra isn’t getting the job done. The Santa Fe National Forest is asking visitors to take one more step and “Pack It Home” to throw away with the household trash. 
Estimates by Forest recreation staff indicate that the

Celebrate DNCU's New White Rock Branch July 29

on July 23, 2016 - 7:48am
DNCU News:
Del Norte Credit Union invites the community to celebrate its new, full-service White Rock Branch during the Grand Opening Party 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 29.
Help dedicate the new building, have a tour, enjoy popcorn and ice cream (while supplies last), play Baxter Toss with the kids and listen to music. The new building is at 40 Rover Blvd. at the corner of N.M. 4. in White Rock.

DPNM To Send Diverse Delegation To Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

on July 23, 2016 - 7:32am


The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) will send a diverse delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week, where 43 delegates will represent New Mexico.

The New Mexico delegation ranges in age from recent high school graduates to a 93-year-old World War II Veteran, members of the LGBT community and consists of a majority minority, which stands in stark contrast to the lack of diversity at the Republican National Convention last week.

“The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to have such a diverse delegation to represent our state at the

DWI Awareness & Prevention In Los Alamos County

on July 23, 2016 - 7:08am


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council is seeking the public's input related to DWI in the community.

Residents may have seen banners, posters and coasters from the DWI Planning Council as it steps up to take a more active role in the community. Given that, the DWI Planning Council wants to hear from residents about it should spend State of New Mexico grant funds in Los Alamos.

Would residents participate of the DWI Planning Council offered a designated driver type of incentive (wear a bracelet, get free non-alcoholic drinks at a local bar that evening)? What about a taxi

Daily Postcard: Duck Watching At Ashley Pond

on July 23, 2016 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: The ducks are a popular sight at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

McMillan: Workforce Turnover At Lab Bodes Well For Community

on July 22, 2016 - 6:01pm

Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, Kim Davis Lebak, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office manager and Douglas Hintze, DOE/EM Los Alamos Field Office manager, listen to a comment from an audience member during Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. Courtesy/LANL

Brittany Baker, center, of Los Alamos' Business Systems Solution Center, along with Alex Ortiz, left, of the Plasma Theory and Applications group and Sam Biggs of the Weapons Test Engineering group, all spoke at Tuesday's Regional Community Leaders update. All three are Northern New Mexico area students. Courtesy/LANL



County’s Citizen Survey Results Now Available

on July 22, 2016 - 5:24pm


The County’s bi-annual citizen survey results are now available for the public to review. The report can be downloaded from the County’s website

A printed copy also is available to review in the west vestibule of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., or at the reference desk of either public library.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s survey was Research & Polling, Inc. in Albuquerque. They randomly selected approximately 400 County residents to participate in a short phone survey.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on July 22, 2016 - 11:55am
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Cone Zone: Week Of July 25

on July 22, 2016 - 11:52am
For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at
Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
The public is welcome to attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings; please contact the Public Works Department at 662.8150 for meeting information. Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment.