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Feria Flamenca: Celebrating 31 Years Of Festival Flamenco June 7

on May 23, 2018 - 8:46am
By Ambassador Edward Romero
Founder, Ambassador's Circle
National Institute of Flamenco
Thursday, June 7, I hope you will join me along with my fellow Ambassador's Circle Founders and the Institute's Board of Directors for Feria Flamenca, an Ambassador's Circle Fundraising Event.  
Join me in celebrating the legacy of flamenco in New Mexico and to help raise money to support the work of the National Institute of Flamenco.  
This year, the Institute has been granted a wonderful fundraising matching opportunity by two generous donors up to $450,000 over five years.

FBI: Man In Gray Suit Robs Albuquerque Bank

on May 23, 2018 - 8:44am
FBI News:
An armed man wearing a gray suit robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday, May 21, 2018.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5'8” tall, with dark brown hair, a thin mustache, and a skinny build. He wore a gray suit with pinstripes, a white dress shirt, black frame glasses with clear lenses, and black tennis shoes.
At approximately 4:33 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of America, 5600 Lomas Boulevard, NE, and passed a demand note and a bag to a teller. The suspect also lifted his jacket to reveal a pistol in a holster on his belt.

International Space Station Passes Over Los Alamos

on May 23, 2018 - 7:36am
A 15 second exposure of the International Space Station passing over Los Alamos just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Information about viewing the ISS can be found at Photo by Marc Bailey

AG Balderas Files Counterclaims And Answers in Texas v. New Mexico Water Lawsuit

on May 23, 2018 - 7:28am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General:

  • Balderas Now Executing His New Strategy After Last King Action Has Been Heard by the Supreme Court

LAS CRUCES – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he’s filed counterclaims and answers to Texas and the U.S. government in the Texas v. New Mexico water lawsuit making it clear that New Mexico’s traditionally underrepresented populations have been taken advantage of for decades by the parties.

Balderas, raised in rural New Mexico, understands that this case is about protecting working

Elkins Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 23, 2018 - 7:22am

ACRR News:

Paul Elkins was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners Club weekly Pace Race in Rendija Canyon with a 3 second error off his predicted time.

The Atomic City Road Runners Club is a family-oriented running and walking club that meets every Tuesday April through October for a pace race in which members predict their own time.

Anyone can choose to run or walk for one mile or three miles, and the slowest walker can be a winner if his or her finish time is closest to that predicted.

Other accurate predictors in Tuesday's race:

  • Clay Moseley with a 7 second differential;

Chick Keller Discusses Story Of Longitude Friday

on May 23, 2018 - 6:48am

Chick Keller will discuss the story behind how ships’ longitudes were first determined at sea at 7 p.m. Friday in the nature center planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Chick Keller to discover the fascinating story behind how the longitude of ships at sea was first determined. This planetarium show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

After several British ships crashed on reefs, a prize was offered for a method of determining longitude. This required extremely accurate clocks.

Lujan Grisham Releases Workforce Training And Development Policy

on May 23, 2018 - 6:30am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of Michelle Lujan Grisham:

  • Preparing New Mexicans for the high-paying jobs of the future


ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham has released her Workforce Training and Development Policy.


“As governor, my focus will be creating and building upon economic opportunities for New Mexico. That means fighting to create better-paying jobs, ensuring we keep the jobs we have, and making the investments necessary to remain competitive in our changing, global economy.

Los Alamos Hillstrummers Attend 2018 Ukefest

on May 23, 2018 - 6:25am

Sixteen members of the Los Alamos Hillstrummers Ukulele group attended the 2018 Las Cruces Ukefest last weekend, attending workshops and jam sessions conducted by nationally known instructors. Back row from left, Dan Gerth, Joeilla Forman, Sabin Shurter and Ruth Lier. Middle row from left, Irene Powell, Darlene Potter, Yvonne Trujillo, Diane Little, Elise Lee, Linnea Ohlsson, Gerry Ohlsson and Greg Rand. Front row from left, Doris Ford, Patricia Rathbone, Jeanette Mortensen and Chris Rand. Courtesy photo

Planning And Zoning Commission Meets Tonight

on May 23, 2018 - 6:20am
Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meets 5:30 p.m. today, May 23 in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.


Daily Postcard: Peculiar Clouds Over Los Alamos

on May 23, 2018 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: Peculiar clouds appear in the sky Monday above Los Alamos. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Speaks At Nature Center

on May 22, 2018 - 5:21pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues with local officials and community members gathered Sunday afternoon for a special meeting at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Valley Daily Post Publisher Eric Vazquez and his wife Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, who is running for State Land Commissioner, listen at a gathering Sunday at the nature center as U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

U.S. Rep.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Elects Officers

on May 22, 2018 - 4:06pm

Members of the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) gathered for a monthly meeting Monday evening at the Small Business Development Center in downtown Los Alamos. Standing from left, Gadgets Gift Shop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Shari Foley, newly elected BSMA Treasurer Pam Miller, newly elected BSMA President Ryn Hermann, newly elected BSMA Secretary Jennifer Cline and newly elected BSMA Vice President Robert Hull. Seated from left, Ed Fenimore, immediate past President Andre Trottier, Pam Sutton, immediate past Secretary KayLinda Crawfordimmediate past Treasurer Ann Parsons

House Dist. 43 Candidates Christine Chandler, Pete Sheehey And Lisa Shin Share Views At Kiwanis Club

on May 22, 2018 - 2:51pm

Candidates appearing recently at Kiwanis, from left, Lisa Shin, a Republican unopposed in the GOP Primary, and Peter T. Sheehey and Christine Chandler, both Democrats, who are running against each other in the Democratic Primary, all seeking the District 43 seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Photo by Don Casperson


Kiwanis CLub of Los Alamos

Three candidates for state representative in District 43 spoke recently at Kiwanis —Democrats Christine Chandler and Peter T. Sheehey and Republican Lisa Shin.

Sheehey and Chandler, both currently serving on the

LAAOR Helps Build Habitat For Humanity Home

on May 22, 2018 - 1:27pm

Members of the Los Alamos Association of Realtors (LAAOR) volunteer to construct a home May 8 for Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe. Photo by John McHale/

LAAOR volunteers help construct a home May 8 for Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe.

Hilltopper Tennis Team Fundraiser For 2019 Season

on May 22, 2018 - 12:54pm


Obituary: Minette May Swift July 11, 1938 – May 8, 2018

on May 22, 2018 - 12:48pm

MINETTE MAY SWIFT July 11, 1938 – May 8, 2018

Mrs. Minette May Swift of White Rock, New Mexico went to her Savior on May 8, 2018 at the age of 79.

Minette was born to Frances and William Martin on July 11, 1938 in St Louis, MO, the youngest of four children. Her father died after an illness in 1939. In 1948 she moved to Denver, CO with her family, including her adoptive father, Wilfred Barteau.

Minette attended Cathedral High School in Denver, where she met her husband Robert (Bob) Swift in 1953. Minette and Robert married at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver on


Los Alamos 3.5 Men’s 2018 USTA Adult 18 & Over League Finishes Season In First Place

on May 22, 2018 - 10:38am
Cihan Akcay of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA team prepares a sliced backhand return during a doubles match played May 19, 2018, at Urban Park. Cihan and his partner Chang Kim defeated an El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club team in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5). Photo by John Sarracino

Don Dry of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA team returns a forehand ground strokeduring a doubles match played May 19, 2018, at Urban Park.

Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Youth Shotgun Team Qualifies For National Junior Olympic Competition

on May 22, 2018 - 10:25am

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club youth shotgun team members, from left, Kevin Dors, Cade Pimentel, Alison Pimentel, Sam Bond and Derek Laintz have qualified for the National Junior Olympic Shotgun competition in June in Colorado Springs. The team traveled May 12 to the Whittington Center in Raton where they competed in the New Mexico Junior Olympic Qualifier, which is usually in Los Alamos but had to be moved to Raton due to Stage 2 fire restrictions in Los Alamos County. Team coaches are Mike O'Neill, Kathy Smith and Alan Bond. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Youth Activity Center Hosts Middle School Only Student Event Friday

on May 22, 2018 - 10:21am
This Friday, the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center will host a middle school only student event, as part of the Gordon’s Friday night concert series.
Seventh and eighth graders are welcome 6-9 p.m. into the Los Alamos Youth Center below the Teen Center at Ashley Pond Park. The free opportunity is open to current middle school students, whether or not they are members of the Activity Centers, operated by Los Alamos Family Council, with support from United Way of Northern New Mexico.
“This is an age group that is truly developing their independence,” Youth Activity Center

New Exhibits At Millicent Rogers Museum

on May 22, 2018 - 10:12am
From the On a National Scale: Mary B. Rogers and the New American Indian Art exhibit. Courtesy photo

From the Earthen Temples, The Life of Adobe Churches exhibit. Courtesy/MRM
From the Horse Cultures of the Southwest exhibit. Courtesy/MRM
MRM News:
New exhibits at the Millicent Rogers Museum:
On a National Scale: Mary B. Rogers and the New American Indian Art - This new exhibit tells the story of Mary B. Rogers, Millicent Roger's mother, and her advocacy for American Indian art. Shortly before Millicent Rogers' untimely death, Mary B.

Lujan Grisham’s Record On Fighting Opioid Epidemic

on May 22, 2018 - 10:00am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

ALBUQUERQUE During the KOAT debate, an opponent of U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s falsely claimed that she voted to take away the DEA’s authority to freeze narcotics shipments.
In fact, Lujan Grisham did not support S483, the bill in question. It was pushed through the U.S. House by Republicans under the suspension of the rules - meaning there was no opportunity to amend or vote on the bill. Lujan Grisham has cosponsored legislation (H.R. 4073) that would reverse the impact of this bill.

Ashley Shaw Of Los Alamos Transported From Tennessee To Face Meth Trafficking Charges

on May 22, 2018 - 9:27am
Ashley Shaw, 32, of Los Alamos is facing two charges in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of trafficking methamphetamine for allegedly selling .8 grams of the drug in October and .6 grams in January to confidential informants for the Los Alamos Police Department.

Court documents indicate that an affidavit for an arrest warrant was filed in March by Det. Ryan Wolking on the grounds that Shaw was a flight risk as Shaw had announced her intention to relocate to Tennessee and because the spreading of methamphetamine poses a danger in the community.

Judge Pat Casados extended that

ABC Program Supporting Education Completes Its 17th Year With Total Donations Over $1.2 Million

on May 22, 2018 - 9:21am
SBFN News:
DENVER, Colo. This month schools and students are receiving $99,760 in grants from the ABC Program that supports education in Sunflower Bank and First National 1870’s communities.
Since the start of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower Bank has given away more than $1,238,000 in support of education.
“It is exciting to bring the possibilities of the ABC Program to all our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities,” Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank said.

Freed And McClenahan Discuss Dr. Atomic At Rotary

on May 22, 2018 - 9:12am

In anticipation of the Dr. Atomic opera being performed this summer at the Santa Fe Opera, Los Alamos Living Treasure Art Freed and Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, recently told Rotarians about the June-September events commemorating the opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer. Freed has seen the opera 12 times, performed nationally and internationally by 11 different companies. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan discusses the June-September events commemorating Dr. Atomic, the opera about J.

Home Country: Catching Dry

on May 22, 2018 - 8:59am
Home Country
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.
The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a hitch. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and was temporarily in a wheelchair.