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Chamisa Elementary Recognized As Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship

on October 21, 2016 - 6:15pm

Beverly Nelson is helping Chamisa first grade student Asiah Martinez learn the new Common Sense Education educational resources. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPD News:

Common Sense Education, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, recognized Beverly Nelson, the teacher-librarian at Chamisa Elementary, for her efforts to certify Chamisa as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Nelson.

Scenes From DNCU Business After Hours Event

on October 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
Del Norte Credit Union Chief Operating Officer Deb Salazar, Executive Vice President John Molenda and CEO Chuck Valenti welcome guests to the Business After Hours event Thursday evening at the DNCU Los Alamos Branch. Business After Hours is a monthly gathering of Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce members hosted by various businesses. Business After Hours provides an opportunity for local business people to network in a relaxed setting, while getting a chance to visit Los Alamos businesses. The Del Norte event featured fine food and beverages. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Entrepreneurial Gene Presentation At Project Y Tuesday

on October 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Entrepreneurs meet at project Y to share ideas. Courtesy photo


Do you have the entrepreneurial gene? This is the topic of a presentation and discussion at project Y 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday in Central Park Square.

Andy Andrews and Bob Nolen from LABi and Los Alamos World Futures Institute (LAWFI) will host a presentation and discussion about assessing your interests and discovering if you have the qualities to be a successful entrepreneur.

“You have a great idea for something that you know everyone needs,” Andrews said.

Family Felt Comforted By Community Following Mother's Tragic Accident At Bandelier

on October 21, 2016 - 12:55pm

Beverly J. Modlin

Staff Report:

The visitor who died Oct. 3 in Bandelier National Monument after being struck by a falling tree has been identified. Beverly J. Modlin, 81, of Wheeling, Ill., died in the tragic accident while on vacation with her children.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Hines and her children, Michael and Anne Hines; and her son, Robert C. Modlin and his children, Nicholas, David and Christopher Modlin. She was their loving mother and friend, grandmother of their children, and wife to their father who died 29 years ago.

Modlin taught hundreds of piano students


Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 24

on October 21, 2016 - 8:58am


Road Construction Update: Week of Oct. 24.

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 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

PEEC Daytrip Explores Nacimiento Mine Oct. 29

on October 21, 2016 - 7:06am

Exploring the tailings of Nacimiento Copper Mine is fun for all ages. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering a rare chance to visit the abandoned Nacimiento Copper Mine Oct. 29 near Cuba.

The trip, led by local geology expert Patrick Rowe, will be fun and hands-on for both adults and children. Participants will explore the area, with ample chances to find beautiful specimens such as petrified wood.

In addition to the petrified wood specimens, which are regularly covered with exquisite green malachite and blue azurite, trip

CCA Presents Farms, Films, Food

on October 21, 2016 - 6:44am

CCA News:

SANTA FE – The CCA, Farmers Market Institute and Street Food Institute celebrate the harvest with Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration.

The third edition of the community-oriented program “Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration” arrives Nov. 2 for food demos, community presentations, free films, gallery tours and low-cost meals provided by local vendors. The event is produced by the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, the Street Food Institute and the Center for Contemporary Arts.

The November event includes food demonstrations; meals prepared by local chefs including the

Bringing ‘Purple Pinkie Day’ To Local Schools Oct. 24

on October 21, 2016 - 5:42am
ROTARY CLub of Los Alamos

What is Purple Pinkie Day? It is an effort by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos to support Rotary International Foundations Polio Plus Program for the eradication of Polio worldwide.

For as little as 60 cents worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Therefore, in an effort to raise awareness and encourage participation, our local Rotary Club is asking for your support at a “Purple Pinkie” Day that is aimed at the students of our community. 

Why Purple Pinkie?

Los Alamos Makers Launches CoderDojo For Teens

on October 21, 2016 - 5:37am
From left, Prisca Tiassé, Akkana Peck, Neale Pickett and Caroline Boyle. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Makers is organizing a CoderDojo branch for teens. CoderDojo is a free global network of volunteer-led computer programming clubs.
At CoderDojo, teens are welcome to come and learn how to code, build websites, create apps and games, and learn programming languages in a social setting.
Starting Oct. 25, teens ages 13 and up, can participate 6-7 p.m., Tuesday nights at Los Alamos Makers, 3540 Orange St. Suite LV1 in Los Alamos.

Daily Postcard: Red Necked Sapsucker Recuperates

on October 21, 2016 - 5:26am

Daily Postcard: This Red Necked Sapsucker is recuperating after he flew into the window of a Los Alamos home Tuesday and broke a bone in his chest. He is being seen by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay at the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Libbi Lovejoy

Daily Postcard: This Red Necked Sapsucker recuperates following a collision with a window Tuesday in Los Alamos. The impact broke a bone in his chest. He is being seen by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay at the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Libbi Lovejoy

LANL MSC Consortium Honors Donors

on October 20, 2016 - 3:45pm

From left, LANL Deputy Director Rich Kacich, Executive Director Dave Lyons and MSC President Joseph Sanchez recognized MSC Grant Pool donors during the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, RDC Executive Director Val Alonzo, Executive Director Dave Lyons and CPO Director Kathy Keith at the 3rd annual Donor Dinner Oct. 7 at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

SANTA FE – The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium (MSC) and Los Alamos

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on October 20, 2016 - 3:30pm
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

RCLC Receives Informative Updates On Consent Order Agreement And Steps To Move Forward With GRT Issue

on October 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
RCLC News:
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held its monthly Board meeting Oct. 14, at the Taos Plaza Old County Courthouse in Taos.
From the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), NM Secretary of Environment, Bruce Tongate and Katie Roberts, Director of the Resource Protection Division reported on the updated Consent Order Agreement. This agreement between the NMED and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guides and governs the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
Roberts discussed how NMED has incorporated public

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Awards

on October 20, 2016 - 2:21pm
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2017 awards.
The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.
High school seniors enrolling in or undergraduates currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution in pursuit of a four-year degree may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Application deadline is Jan. 17, 2017.

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday

on October 20, 2016 - 10:01am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be hosting its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22 at the following locations:

  • Smith’s parking lot: 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center: 115 State Route # 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

LAPD asks the public to refrain from bringing

Moving Arts Espanola Presents 'Noche de Musica'

on October 20, 2016 - 8:42am
MAE News:
OHKAY OWINGEH  At 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Moving Arts Española (MAE) will present Noche de Musica, a benefit fundraiser for arts education in the Española Valley.
Noche de Musica will feature world-class performances by Danza Azteca de Anahuac, Flamenco Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo, Soprano Rena Harms, just returned from her debut as Madame Butterfly at the English National Opera, and the Branden James Duo, 2013 Finalists in 'America's Got Talent.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at Moving Arts Española, expanding opportunities and support

Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas And Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House Oct. 22-23

on October 20, 2016 - 8:14am
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque.
Everyone is welcome to this family fun event to meet the alpacas, shop for handmade gift items - roving, yarn, apples, honey and lavender.
For more information, call 505.490.0160.

October In Bandelier―Shuttles End, Hours Change, Wilderness Day, And A New Artist In Residence

on October 20, 2016 - 7:53am
Bandelier October Artist in Residence Irene Owsley. Courtesy photo
NPS News:
As the leaves and seasons change, things at Bandelier National Monument are also moving from summer to fall. 
Sunday, Oct. 16, the Bandelier Visitor Center hours changed to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the last day for the Atomic City Transit shuttles was Tuesday, Oct. 18. From now until until the buses resume in late spring, visitors are welcome to drive in to the Bandelier Visitor Center parking lot throughout the day. Also, the White Rock Visitor Center hours are now 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until spring. 

Daily Postcard: Golden Cottonwoods On NM 502

on October 20, 2016 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: Golden cottonwoods line the roadway along NM 502 by the Rio Grande. Photo by Jeane Strub

County Attorney Finalists Share Interests In Job

on October 19, 2016 - 3:37pm
County Manager Harry Burgess, center, speaks with County Attorney finalists and guests at an Oct. 6 community reception at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post

The four finalists for the Los Alamos County Attorney position gathered at a community reception Oct. 6 in the Community Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

LAHS Students Sample Options At Today's Career Fair

on October 19, 2016 - 3:36pm

Members of the business community including the Los Alamos Daily Post participate in today's Career Fair at Los Alamos High school. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

Students check out career options today at the Career Fair at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

'La Llorona' Chautauqua Performance Thursday

on October 19, 2016 - 2:29pm

New Mexico Garden Clubs District II Executive Fall Board Meeting Thursday

on October 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
New Mexico Garden Clubs District II Executive Fall board meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at Smith's Marketplace in the upstairs meeting room.
Registration is 10-10:30 a.m. Call Laurie Hixson, Treasurer, for reservations. Visitors are welcome.

Play Reading At Los Alamos Little Theater Oct. 25

on October 19, 2016 - 2:26pm
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold an open play reading of Tom Stoppard’s classic comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Deadthis coming at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Performing Arts Center.
Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.
In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, the Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads the

Signs Of The Season

on October 19, 2016 - 2:25pm

In advance of the Nov. 8 General Election, political signs are being installed in yards and strategic high traffic locations around the County such as this stretch of Rover Boulvard near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Political signs also are being installed along Sherwood Boulvard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Political signs also are being installed along Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/