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LANL's Sept. 18 Surplus Property Sale Cancelled

on September 16, 2014 - 5:42pm
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory has cancelled Thursday's (Sept. 18) scheduled surplus property sale.
Weather permitting, the next scheduled surplus property sale is scheduled for Oct. 16.

LAHS Homecoming Parade Information And Map

on September 16, 2014 - 4:20pm


LAHS News:

Los Alamos County is going to open up the nearly completed construction area on Central Avenue for Friday's Los Alamos High School Homeconing Parade and will  close this area shortly after the parade finishes.

This year’s Homecoming Parade theme is “Banish the Broncos.”


Begins at 1:30p.m. at  4th Street and Central Avenue at the Canyon School parking lot. The parade send-off will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. 


Walkers should be dropped off in the old Smith’s parking lot and walk to Canyon School on 4th Street.

Annual Homecoming Bonfire At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday

on September 16, 2014 - 3:42pm

Seen from the 2013 homecoming bonfire event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Seen from the 2013 homecoming bonfire event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

LAYL News:

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL) is proud to bring to the community the annual homecoming bonfire at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Sullivan Field parking lot.

Everyone is welcome to stop by, support the football team, and roast s'mores while enjoying a nice evening full of music and Topper spirit. The event won’t go past 9:30 p.m.

State Farm Gives $4,000 To Support Youth

on September 16, 2014 - 3:29pm

The Española YMCA Teen Center receiving a $4,000 regional State Farm Good Neighbor grant Sept. 3. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

  • Grant Supports Programs at Española Teen Center

The Española YMCA Teen Center received a $4,000 regional State Farm Good Neighbor grant Sept. 3 during a presentation at local State Farm agent Lou Santoro’s office.

Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval and Y Executive Director Linda Daly accepted the grant that will support tutoring, health education and life skills classes offered at the Espanola Teen Center.

“The timing is perfect,” Daly said.

Dramatic Rescue By Los Alamos Animal Control Officer

on September 16, 2014 - 11:03am
Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer went upside down in the bushes Sunday near Urban Park attempting to capture an injured raven. Photo by Merry McIntyre
Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer was not deterred in his quest to recue the injured bird. Photo by Merry McIntyre
Slightly worn out, Los Alamos Animal Control Ofc. Tom Beyer completed his mission - capturing the injured raven and handing it off  for transport to the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Merry McIntyre
Staff Report:
Los Alamos resident and animal advocate Merry McIntyre spotted an injured raven

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Presents ULLR Fest Sept. 20

on September 16, 2014 - 10:18am

PMSA News:
Nine New Mexico breweries will be attending UllrFest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
This is an opportunity to support your local community ski area and enjoy fine New Mexico craft beer. $10 includes logo pint and one fill.

Entertainment includes NM favorite The Jimmy

Join Rotary For Savory Six Course Meal Sept. 27

on September 16, 2014 - 8:53am

NJROTC Welcomes MSgt. Phil Carter To Program

on September 16, 2014 - 7:54am

LCDR Wes Shumaker traveled to Camp Perry, OH with three female precision air rifle marksmen who call themselves 'Commander's Angels.' From left, JoAnna O'Neill, Shumaker, Holly Hayes and Samantha Miller. Also competing were David Murphy and Sam Wolfe. Courtesy photo
MSgt. Phil Carter and Cadet Gianna Maggiore inspect Cadet Sarah Steinman's uniform last week at the unit.
Courtesy photo
By Cadet JoAnna O’Neill, Public Affairs Officer
LAHS Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

As Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps heads into its 31st year, Senior

Fall Plants At Farmers Market Thursday

on September 16, 2014 - 6:38am


LAFM News:

As the weather starts to cool down and crops and plants start to slow down, vendors at the Los Alamos Farmers Market will begin closing up shop for the season. This week is the final of the season for Joel Daeschel of Cedar Grove Nursery and the last chance to buy his plants this year.

The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday through the end of October in the Los Alamos Library parking lot.

Other products available at the market include: Pork / Honey/ Salad Greens/ Spinach/ Squashes/ Melons/ Pears/ Apples/ Peaches/ Cheeses/Cider Snow Cones/ Roasted

Los Alamos Walk To Prevent Suicide Sept. 20 At East Park

on September 15, 2014 - 11:35am

Community Invited To United Way Community Campaign Kickoff At Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on September 15, 2014 - 11:08am

COFC News:

The community is invited to a special Business After Hours event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as the United Way of Northern New Mexico kicks off this year’s Community Campaign.

Los Alamos National Bank, Blue Window Bistro and Craig Martin Experience have all joined in to to help celebrate this event. Pajarito Brewpub also will be there.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners Dedicate Orchard Area

on September 15, 2014 - 8:26am

The Los Alamos Master Gardeners Association recently dedicated a new orchard area within the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden. Terracing of the area at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue was an Eagle Scout project of Christopher Rose, Troop 22.  The area has been christened 'Martha’s Orchard' in honor of Master Gardener and orchardist extraordinaire Martha Davis, center front. The orchard will feature a number of varieties of fruits adapted to the Los Alamos county climate. Courtesy/LAC Extension Service

Los Alamos Master Gardeners. Courtesy/LAC Extension Service



Visit Raul Rodriguez Of S&J Farm At Thursday's Market

on September 15, 2014 - 7:33am

Raul Rodriguez of S&J Farm in El Guique



I recently visited Raul Rodriguez at his S&J Farm in El Guique just north of Espanola. After crossing the Chama River, his farm is about four miles to the turn off into the valley where El Guique sits among the trees that line the river basin.

S&J Farm is nestled in a community filled with small backyard gardens and farms. Cornfields are everywhere you look, along with all the rock formations that line this side of the river.

Raul and his wife live in a house that sits at the edge of the local irrigation ditch, just a

Santa Fe Pharmacist Charles Vandiver Discusses Drugs That Can Cause Hearing Loss

on September 15, 2014 - 6:28am


SANTA FE Could the prescription drugs you take to stay healthy and cure diseases hurt your hearing? Absolutely.

The September meeting of the Santa Fe Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will feature Charles Vandiver, R.Ph, PH.C. The local pharmacist will discuss ototoxic medications, drugs that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus or aggravate existing conditions. Participants are invited to bring lists of their medications for personal advice. 

The meeting is free and open to all. No reservations are required. The meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.


NMED Inspector Provides Food Handling Training For Los Alamos Restaurants At Time Out Pizzeria

on September 14, 2014 - 9:00pm

Co-owners Trisha and Omar Sanchez of the Time Out Pizzeria in White Rock and their new location in Los Alamos spoke with Northern New Mexico Environment Department Inspector Michael Bencomo to request a food service training session for their growing staff. Bencomo provided that training this afternoon in the Los Alamos Time Out Pizzeria meeting room, which also was opened to the owners and staff of other local restaurants including the Blue Window Bistro, Creole Nouvelle and Ruby K's as well as folks from mobile eateries around the area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

About 50 people

LDS White Rock Ward Welcomes New Bishopric

on September 14, 2014 - 6:10pm

New and former bishoprics of the White Rock Ward from left, second counselor David Gartz, Bishop Steven Harris, first counselor Terrill Lemke, former first counselor Robert Parker, former Bishop Steven Stokes and former second counselor Steve Painter. Courtesy photo

LDS News:

A new bishopric has been called to preside over the congregation of the White Rock Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A bishopric consists of a bishop and two counselors and is called to oversee the congregation of the membership of a ward and administer the temporal affairs and spiritual and

Meet Heather Ward Participating in 2014 Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour

on September 14, 2014 - 5:50pm

'Doe, A Deer' by wildlife and pet portrait artist Heather Ward. Courtesy photo
'Focus' by wildlife and pet portrait artist Heather Ward. Courtesy photo

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is Oct. 11-12 and the Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring a "Get to Know Your Artist" series leading up to the annual event.

Each of the 16 artists participating in the tour will be showcased prior to the beginning of the tour to allow our readers an opportunity to learn about them and their work.

Meet Los Alamos artist Heather Ward:

Nature is my inspiration.

Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Draws Unique Pieces

on September 14, 2014 - 1:49pm
Lynn Okimura of We Talk Chalk, a Los Angeles-based company specializing in chalk art that appears to be three-dimensional, sets up a piece at Ashley Pond during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Saturday morning at Ashley Pond. The majority of the piece was made prior to the event and is on canvas. The scene is made out of a combination of paint and chalk.Creating this image was a 'team effort,' Okimura explained. The image attempts to capture the essence of Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey
The finished product. Photo by Kirsten Laskey
Los Alamos Arts Council

Inspiration Flows At 'Artful Celebration: Municipal Building Art Open House'

on September 14, 2014 - 12:50pm

Petr Jandacek admires art work being proposed for the County Municipal Building's West Plaza at Thursday's 'Artful Celebration: Municipal Building Art Open House,' event, hosted by the Art in Public Places Board. The event included guided tours of art work on display throughout the interior of the Municipal Building and a meet the artists area where they discussed examples of their proposed work for the building's west plaza. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne visits with artists during the Thursday's 'Artful Celebration:Municipal

Community Invited To Visit GOP Election Headquarters

on September 14, 2014 - 12:01pm

GOP headquarters at 1362D-1 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women invite the public to visit the GOP headquarters at 1362D-1 Trinity Dr.

The headquarters is between Viola's Restaurant and the new Subway and open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Coffee and cookies will greet you as well as all you want to know about the 2014 Republican candidates. You can even register to vote.

Sample ballots will be available and forms to request absentee ballots. Need a yard sign?

Another Photo Of Bighorn Sheep In Los Alamos Meadow

on September 14, 2014 - 10:01am
Here is another photo of the bighorn sheep spotted Saturday evening near Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. This shot of the bighorn sheep, showing a tag on its right ear, was taken at 6:51 p.m. in a meadow off Canyon View Drive. There were about five vehicles parked near the meadow with occupants taking photos of the bighorn sheep. One occupant said the sheep did not seem bothered by the cars or people taking its picture. Photo by Tom Shankland

Citizens For Good Government Roll Out Website

on September 14, 2014 - 9:27am


John C. Hopkins, Chair of Citizens for Good Government and former Chair of the Los Alamos Charter Review Committee, today announced that CFGG has launched a website to provide citizens with important information about the two Los Alamos County Charter questions that are on this year’s general election ballot.  

Question 1 on the ballot relates to the structure of county government - it clarifies the role and authorities of the Council Chair; it also proposes to change the title of the County Administrator to County Manager to be consistent with all other counties in New

Tradition And Change In Córdova Is Theme Of New Exhibit At Historical Museum

on September 14, 2014 - 8:01am
'Tradition and Change in Córdova, New Mexico: The 1939 Photographs of Berlyn Brixner & The López Family of Wood Carvers' opened Friday at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Berlyn Brixner, a young photographer, captured the village of Córdova on film in 1939. He went on to join the Manhattan Project to invent and use the ultra high speed cameras that captured the explosion of the Trinity Test in 1945. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gloria López Córdova demonstrates her craft.

Lyrics And Libations Adds Festive Atmosphere At ScienceFest Saturday At Ashley Pond Park

on September 14, 2014 - 7:46am
Ron Dolin of Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock offers samples to a visitor to his booth at Ashley Pond Park on the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
DK and the Affordables entertain the ScienceFest crowd Saturday at the pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Monk's Ales staff offers samples to visitors to their booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Ryan Finn and his Biggish Band jazz up the stage Saturday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost

ScienceFest Mixes Learning With Fun

on September 14, 2014 - 7:27am
Young builders create sturctures in the Geodesic Dome Make-a-Thon Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Youngsters participate in an experiment at the Krazy Science booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Team Y High School Robotics group puts on a demonstration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
ScienceFest crowd fills Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Girl Scout Troop 116 offered face painting at ScienceFest. Photo by Bonnie J.