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New LANL Director Meets With Los Alamos Daily Post

on July 16, 2018 - 12:52pm

Incoming Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason visited the Los Alamos Daily Post at noon today and is pictured here with Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. Mason discussed many topics and said that the list of names of newly selected associate directors at the lab will be released later today. Check back at this afternoon for a full report on today's meeting with Mason as well as the list of the new ADs. Photo by John McHale/

Incoming Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, meeting with news staff at noon today at the Los Alamos Daily

OAG Special Agents Work With Doña Ana County Sheriffs To Put Convicted Violent Offender Behind Bars

on July 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
NMAG News:
DONA ANA COUNTY Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives say a wanted 49-year-old violent convicted sex offender is in custody – thanks to the observant eyes of a fellow law-enforcement officer.
The nationwide, no-bond extradition warrant was issued Tuesday for Samuel Anthony Herrod.

SFCC On Launch Of Paid Internship Program PILAS

on July 16, 2018 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces the launch of the PILAS Internship program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos), a workforce development project that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses to gain employable skills while earning an hourly wage and academic credit.
The interns, who will begin working in August, will receive pay through the college, not the business partners. The college is seeking businesses that would like to participate in the program.
Ya’el Chaikind, SFCC’s PILAS internship coordinator said, “Students often cite

Non-Profit Seeks Local Families To Host High School Exchange Students

on July 16, 2018 - 11:44am
Courtesy photo
ASSE News:
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan to name a few.
ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture - food, sports, shopping and more. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.

Director Nick Maniatis Applauds New Mexico Productions Nominated For 70th Emmy Awards

on July 16, 2018 - 11:43am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis announced that the 2018 Emmy Award Nominations were announced and New Mexico shot productions "Godless" and "Waco" received a total of 15 nominations for a variety of awards.
"Godless" received a total of 13 nominations including New Mexicans Jo Edna Bolden (Location Casting) and Geordie Sheffer, Megan Daum and Carmen Jones (Outstanding Hair Styling for a Limited Series).
"These nominations continue to validate New Mexico as a world class production center," Director Nick Maniatis said.

Local Youth Seek Items To Help Refugee Students

on July 16, 2018 - 11:41am

From left, Sarah and Madelyn Crotzer, sisters and co-founders of Youth Helping Refugee Youth, place a collection bin at 1950 Camino Durasnilla for donations of school-related items to benefit refugee students recently-resettled in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

YHRY News:

A local Youth Helping Refugee Youth drive is underway to help recently-resettled refugee youth in Albuquerque succeed when school begins in August. Through Aug. 6, donations of the following school-related items are being sought from local youth and anyone else in the community who is still young at heart:

  • Antiperspirant

Home Country: Yard Salin'

on July 16, 2018 - 11:40am
Home Country
The hassled, red-faced man cruising the neighborhood Saturday morning in the pickup truck is good ol’ Bert, of course. It’s a warm Saturday, which means only one thing in our part of the country – yard sales. That’s why the charming lady riding next to him, his wife, Maizie, was wearing a big grin.
“There’s one Bert,” she said. “On the right. Pull over and park.”
It took Maizie almost 20 minutes to work her way up the driveway. There were three boxes of paperback books to go through first, then a shelf full of various knobs.
“I’ll ask them what

BSMA Thanks Community; Leadership For Support

on July 16, 2018 - 8:08am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan stops by the BSMA booth to support STEM Education during the LANL Family Picnic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
LANL Director Terry Wallace and his wife Michelle Hall stop by the BSMA booth to support STEM education during Family Picnic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSMA News:
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) thanks community members and leaders for their support during the recent LANL Family Picnic.
The BSMA is the 501 (c) 3 non-profit arm of the Bradbury Science Museum created to provide STEM education outreach initiatives throughout northern

DOJ: Regulatory Steps To Address Opioid Epidemic

on July 16, 2018 - 8:02am
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice Wednesday announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to control the diversion of dangerous drugs in the midst of the national opioid crisis.
Announced in April by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the final rule sent for publication today in the Federal Register establishes that DEA will take into consideration the extent that a drug is diverted for abuse when it sets its annual opioid production limits.
If DEA believes that that a particular opioid or a particular company’s

'America’s Musical Journey' At DynaTheater

on July 16, 2018 - 8:00am
MFF News:
ALBUQUERQUE In MacGillivray Freeman Film’s America’s Musical Journey, chart-topping artist Aloe Blacc invites audiences to join him on a joyful, tune-filled, giant-screen tour of the nation’s most iconic music cities, diving into the special places and unique cultural diversity that gave birth to America’s celebrated musical heritage. In these cities every chord, every riff, every bang of a drum tells a story.
Reflecting the nation at every turn, these stories can be of survival or celebration, of love or heartache, of protest or coming together.

Rendija Canyon Cow Spotted Exploring Barranca Mesa

on July 16, 2018 - 7:36am

A cow thought to be from Rendija Canyon was spotted shortly after 5 a.m. today exploring the Tunyo Street neighborhood on Barranca Mesa. Nobody seems to know who owns the cow, which apparently escaped through fencing on Rendija Road. Other cows have been observed in the past few days in the Guaja Pines area. Photo by Erica Gorman

Court Of Appeals Upholds Suppression Of Evidence In Local Child Exploitation Case

on July 16, 2018 - 7:32am
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico has affirmed a May 18 decision by First Judicial District Judge T. Glenn Ellington to suppress evidence found on a computer belonging to Scott Mallory of White Rock.

Judge Ellington ruled that Mallory’s spousal privilege was violated and information on his computer and any statements made by Mallory to police were to be suppressed.

Mallory was arrested by Los Alamos police in January 2016 and charged with sexual exploitation of children under 18 years – visual media, after

Video Captures Bear Entering Pond On Barranca Mesa

on July 16, 2018 - 7:01am
A game cam photo of a bear taking a bath in a small pond on Barranca Mesa, recently featured in the Los Alamos Daily Post, was spotted again making itself at home in a neighbor's backyard pond. Photo and video by Glenn Cox 
Watch video of the bear entering the pond back legs first here 

Read Our Latest Letters: Click ‘Opinion’ Button

on July 16, 2018 - 6:59am

LADP News:

Click on the “Opinion” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor and Column submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters and columns are archived in that location as well. Letters and columns also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.

Daily Postcard: Bee Spotted On Hollyhock

on July 16, 2018 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: A bee is spotted collecting nectar from a hollyhock behind the Unitarian Church on N Sage in Los Alamos. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

Fr. John Book Signing At Saint Job of Pochaiv

on July 15, 2018 - 10:03pm

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

Many know Father John Hennies, also known as Ronald, from his years serving the community here in Los Alamos.

He was often seen in Starbucks or other venues around town, always offering a big smile and infectious laugh. Two years ago, he and his wife, Leona “Anna Lee”, moved back to South Dakota to retire and be closer to family there.

An Examined Life by Father John Hennies

Father John has since published a book of his poetry and prose entitled, An Examined Life. His writing is beautiful, poignant, and draws from his varied and vibrant life.

Father John will

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum: July 18 Talk ‘Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?’

on July 15, 2018 - 9:31pm

Nelson Hoffman presents a lecture during the 2017 Los Alamos Faith and Science series. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

Nelson Hoffman presents the next talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, July 18. The title of Hoffman’s talk is “Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

A growing group of researchers within evolutionary biology seeks to put new emphasis on a set of ideas that differ considerably from the gene-centric viewpoint of Neo-Darwinism.

Bandelier, Valles Caldera Lift Fire Restrictions Monday!

on July 15, 2018 - 9:10pm

NPS News:

Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions, including backcountry closures, at 8 a.m. Monday.

In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their normal activities within the two National Park Service units.

“Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” VCNP Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos said. “We ask that visitors continue to take appropriate precautions while enjoying our national parks and national forests.”

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pasta Paradiso

on July 15, 2018 - 8:43pm

On the job in Los Alamos is 2018 Los Alamos High School graduate Maria MacInnes at Pasta Paradiso Ristorante Italiamo at 1315 Trinity Dr. Pasta Paradiso specializes in authentic Italian food made from scratch and is known for its charbroiled steaks. Hours are 11.a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

FBI Arrests Johnny Black On Federal Charge

on July 15, 2018 - 8:38pm
FBI News:
The FBI has arrested Johnny Black on a federal warrant charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country.
Black, 32, had been sought after allegedly shooting at a New Mexico State Police Officer and a Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy in two separate incidents in June 2018.
Black is an enrolled member of the Noorvik Native Community Tribe of Alaska.
Santa Ana Police Officers apprehended Black near a retail store on the pueblo Wednesday.
FBI Special Agents took custody of Black a short time later.
“The FBI

MPNHP-Los Alamos Friends Group And National Park Service Sign Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

on July 15, 2018 - 10:37am

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos gathered Friday afternoon for a special signing ceremony with the National Park Service at the powerhouse (stone house) on Bathtub Row. Back row from left, Ranger Josh Nelson and Board members Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher; LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan; Vice President/County Councilor Rick Reiss; Treasurer Ron Wilkins; Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly; Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca and Karen Henderson.

RTD 255 Mountain Trail Resumes Service

on July 15, 2018 - 8:52am
RTD News:
The North Central Regional Transit District has announced that service for the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route resumed its regular schedule Saturday with the reopening of the Santa Fe National Forest and Hyde State Park.
The RTD “Blue Bus” 255 Mountain Trail provides service from points throughout downtown Santa Fe up Hyde Park Road through Hyde State Park and into the Santa Fe National Forest. Bus stops along the route provide access to trailheads and picnic areas, service concludes at Ski Santa Fe.
Note: RTD 255 Mountain Trail buses are equipped to accommodate only 10

Fawn Spotted Near Local Road Construction

on July 15, 2018 - 8:46am

This fawn was spotted Saturday near the road construction underway at the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Photo by Judy Chavez

Wiemann: Help Protect Vulnerable Family Members From Scam Artists

on July 15, 2018 - 8:46am
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decision-making abilities have declined, or who are lonely or recently widowed, you might need to help protect them against financial scams. What steps should you take?
First of all, try to gain a good sense of their overall financial activity. Look for red flags, such as a reluctance to discuss money matters, consistently unpaid bills, unexplained withdrawals, mysterious wire transfers or a sudden need to purchase large quantities of gift cards.