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Probate Judge Vacancy: Change In Process

on February 5, 2016 - 5:09pm


Upon further review of State statute, the Los Alamos County Attorney has determined the County should change the end date for the term that had been specified in earlier public notifications about the upcoming Probate Judge vacancy. 

The selected applicant who fills the vacancy left by current Probate Judge Christine Chandler will fill the position until Dec.

Los Alamos Student Wins New Mexico Doodle 4 Google Competition — Public Can Vote For National Finalists

on February 5, 2016 - 4:35pm

Capital Project Public Meetings Continue This Month

on February 5, 2016 - 3:54pm


Public meetings continue this month, as requested by the Council as part of their deliberations on narrowing a project list to fund possible future capital projects.

Based on Council direction on Dec. 8, 2015, the list of projects forms the basis for a new CIP, which could be funded either directly from CIP funds for design and construction, or, could be placed to a public vote no later than May 2017 and (if successful) paid for with a bond. To review the list of projects that were being discussed as of Dec. 8, download this one-page PDF document. 

In addition, the Council is

Dr. Richard Melzer Lectures On Security At Los Alamos During The Manhattan Project

on February 5, 2016 - 2:24pm


Dr. Richard Melzer will present a lecture on security at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.

He will discuss the theory of how security was supposed to work at that time, the reality of how bad security was during the war, and how at least three Soviet spies were able to exploit security weaknesses to steal the secret of the bomb, leading to the successful development of a Soviet atomic weapon by 1949.

Melzer is originally from Teddy Roosevelt's hometown of Oyster Bay, N.Y. He has lived in New Mexico since 1973.

Melzer earned his

2016 New Mexico Stout Invitational Feb. 20

on February 5, 2016 - 1:09pm

In And Around Town: Feb. 5

on February 5, 2016 - 12:23pm
The Los Alamos Big Band Dance Concert
The Los Alamos Big Band will host a free dance/concert to the community 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at Fuller Lodge to thank the community for its many years of support.
The event includes big band music of the 40's featuring many vocals and solos from the band members. While there is no cost, donations are welcome to pay for the event space. 
Community Benefit For Connie Salazar
The community is invited to attend a benefit Frito Pie Luncheon for

Innovative Internship Program Is Building Workforce Development In Los Alamos

on February 5, 2016 - 12:05pm
LANL News:
A Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Connections podcast episode that features Cindy Rooney, interim executive director of UNM-LA, and Carter Payne, assistant principal of Los Alamos High School, has just been released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Community Programs Office. 
The internship program—titled the Community Internship Collaboration—is built on a recent partnership between UNM-LA, Los Alamos High School and LANL Community Programs Office.

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Tour To Trinity Site

on February 5, 2016 - 12:03pm


Trinity Site, the location where on July 16, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated, is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 1 and 2 for the spring opening.

The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.  Departure from Trinity Site will be out of the northern Stallion Gate, with a lunch stop at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Bonuses include a visit to the young

Family Strengths Network Presents: Financial Peace University

on February 5, 2016 - 12:03pm
FSN News:
Discover the peace and freedom of taking charge of your finances. This 10-week class will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more!
Some class topics include relating to money, super saving, cash flow, buyer awareness, mortgages and real estate. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is a program created by Dave Ramsey to help people avoid financial stress. Family Strengths Network is a United Way Community Partner.
Dave and Terra Hite completed Financial Peace four years ago and were inspired to facilitate

'Ranger in Your Pocket: Los Alamos' Tour Launches

on February 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
AHF News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) and the Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) have launched an online “Ranger in Your Pocket” program on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.
As AHF President Cynthia Kelly explained, “We have collected over 500 oral histories of Manhattan Project participants. Now we are taking excerpts from these firsthand accounts to help visitors to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park appreciate what it meant to live and work on the project.”
The Los Alamos tour features fifteen audio/visual vignettes focusing on

LAMC Offers Free Monthly Physician Lunch Program At Senior Center

on February 5, 2016 - 11:59am

LAMC Staff Report

Los Alamos Medical Center has started a new community education program designed to help seniors improve and maintain their health and lifestyle.

The LAMC Physician Lunch Program is offered at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at noon on the second Friday of the month. The lunch program is free, courtesy of LAMC, and every month physicians will present on important health issues relevant to the senior population. Since February is Healthy Heart month, the first topic will be (drum roll…) heart health!

The presenter for February is Josiah Child, MD, Medical Director for the

Bandelier Begins Celebration Of Two Centennials

on February 5, 2016 - 11:55am
Back on Feb. 11, 1916, then-President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill authorizing the establishment of a beautiful but little-known park, rich in archeological sites and dramatic landscapes - Bandelier National Monument. Thursday is the 100th anniversary of that event, and the park is planning special events throughout the year to celebrate.
As Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said, "It is our honor and privilege to be stewards for Bandelier National Monument.

Customer Service Class With Laura Loy Feb. 23

on February 5, 2016 - 11:53am
In today’s competitive climate, you can’t afford to lose business due to poor customer service. Learn what it takes to provide and maintain quality customer service at a one-day class that is being offered through UNM-Los Alamos Community Education.
Providing Excellent Customer Service will be taught by Laura Loy, local businesswoman and UNM-LA instructor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Loy says, “Customer service is a phrase we use regularly, but how often do we think about what actually goes into providing excellent customer service?

Former Los Alamos High School Students Prepare For Graduation From U.S. Naval Academy

on February 5, 2016 - 10:40am

Jodi Cull-Host of Los Alamos at the Naval Academy. Courtesy photo

Jacob Brown of Los Alamos at the Naval Academy. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

After walking across the stage, receiving a diploma, moving a tassel and then tossing that mortarboard up in the air, people may wonder what comes next?

There are a multitude of paths high school graduates can take. Two recent Los Alamos High School graduates, Jodi Cull-Host and Jacob Brown, chose to travel east and attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Cull-Host and Brown graduated from Los Alamos High School in

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on February 5, 2016 - 10:06am
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

Daily Postcard: Main Hill Sunset

on February 5, 2016 - 10:05am

Overlooking Pueblo Canyon from Main Hill late Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ed McDaris

Wildlife Art Class At Nature Center Feb. 17

on February 5, 2016 - 10:04am
Raven by Lisa Coddington
PEEC News:
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering another way to connect with nature, through art. Lisa Coddington is teaching a wildlife drawing class from 10 a.m. to 2​ p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Participants will sketch animal specimens using different drawing techniques. Lisa will review foundational drawing skills and reinforce how to develop forms with light and shadow. She will also demonstrate a variety of techniques including graphite, charcoal, and watercolor washes.

Sunday's Cowboy Breakfast Canceled

on February 5, 2016 - 10:02am

‘A Very Important Dialogue’

on February 5, 2016 - 8:06am

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Please join us for “A Very Important Dialogue” ... an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

This event, which is open to the public, brings together experts in the field of cancer to discuss being diagnosed, living with, treating, supporting and surviving cancer.

The panelists include: Dr. Anna Voltura - Breast Oncology Surgeon, Dr.

BETRAYAL: Students Speak Out About Dating Abuse; Deception At LAHS

on February 4, 2016 - 1:52pm

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  • Students Speak Out About Dating Abuse; Deception At LAHS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Four local students have shared details of atrocious behavior they say is underway by a group of boys at Los Alamos High School.

They said the boys created an iCloud account at the beginning of the school year “that’s going on right now”. They post nude and semi nude photos of their girlfriends and classmates in the iCloud, which now contains explicit photos of more than 100 local girls. The boys have passwords for posting and viewing the photos.

The girls told the

XQ: The Super School Project

on February 4, 2016 - 12:31pm

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus sat down recently with some upcoming graduates to listen to their perspective on re-imagining high schools. From left, Steinhaus, Andrew Aboushousha, Alex Csanadi, Joe Singleton, DC Kim, Abbey Shmultz and Eric Burnside. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) district is participating in a national XQ Super School contest that challenges communities to re-imagine the whole high school experience.

LAPS submitted an initial entry in November, and since then, has followed up with a series of conversations and presentations to gain

Little League Season Planning Meeting Is Feb. 7

on February 4, 2016 - 12:15pm


The Los Alamos County Little League season kicks off soon and community members are invited to a planning meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 7 at Zia Realty on Central Avenue at 15th Street.

This season’s registration opens in mid February. Late registration ends Friday, March 27 and incurs a $10 late fee. Teams will be formed by the end of March/beginning of April with practices to begin soon thereafter. Opening Day is set for April 25 with the season running through June 13. 

The Los Alamos County Little League is a 100 percent volunteer organization and volunteers are urgently needed

Fat Tuesday Around The World

on February 4, 2016 - 11:39am

FUMC News:

The Ark Preschool will hold a fundraising event, Fat Tuesday Around the World, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 715 Diamond Dr., in Los Alamos.

A sit down, four-course meal consisting of Prime Rib & Salmon will be served. Vegetarian option for a delicious cheese based soup will also be offered. Donations are  greatly appreciated as this is a fundraising event. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. Public childcare is NOT provided for this event. Cash and checks are the only payment options available.    

IHM Alpha Class Begins Wednesday Feb. 17

on February 4, 2016 - 11:00am

Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church Announces Fundraiser Results

on February 4, 2016 - 10:32am