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LAPS Employee Spotlight: Caitlyn LeClaire

on March 21, 2018 - 3:15pm

Guys And Dolls Find The Odds In Their Favor

on March 21, 2018 - 2:48pm

Scene from LALO's production of 'Guys and Dolls'. Photo by Larry Gibbons


With new dates and a new venue, it’s “on with the show” for the Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) production of “Guys and Dolls.”

The Crossroads Bible Church hosts the actors, dancers, orchestra and New York setting of “Guys an Dolls” for four performances, Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24.

A year ago people involved in Los Alamos theater, as well as interested audience members, chose this show from a list that met the criteria: uplifting, family-friendly, and having a large cast,

Spring Break Visitation Soars At Bandelier

on March 21, 2018 - 2:12pm
Frijoles Canyon in 1917. Courtesy/NPS
Visitation is rising along with spring temperatures. During the months of March and April, Bandelier National Monument is a popular destination for spring break travelers. Why not arrive early, before 10 a.m. to avoid crowded parking lots?
A walk along the Main Loop Trail in the morning and a shorter wait for a climb up one of the ladders might be a bit more relaxing. If arriving after 3 p.m. is a better option, then your visit must conclude by sunset, at about 7 p.m.
The café in Frijoles Canyon, while not open yet, will

CIR Panel Talk On Energy’s Global Future March 29

on March 21, 2018 - 2:09pm

Gov. Bill Richardson

CIR News:
Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the O’Keeffe Room at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, to hear a panel of three experts discuss Energy’s Global Future.
Featured Panelists:
  • Gov. Bill Richardson
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman
  • PNM’s CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn 
  • Sen. Jeff Bingaman
We have some real heavyweights to discuss where we are collectively heading in energy – as a globe, a country, a state and a city.
We’ll feature Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen.

Scenes From LAHS Track & Field At Alamogordo Invite

on March 21, 2018 - 2:05pm

Duncan Fuenhe's teammates provide some encouragement to him in the 4x400 relay. Photo by Blake Wood

Elijah Velasquez handily wins his heat in the 800 m. Photo by Blake Wood

Wyatt Saeger throws the javelin. Photo by Blake Wood

Bailey Yost's winning and State Qualifying leap of 5'4". Photo by Blake Wood

Ben Shauer competed in five events. Here he makes a State Qualifying 42' 1-1/2" leap in the triple jump. Photo by Blake Wood

Arturo Rodriguez threw a State Qualifying 134' 9" in the discus. Photo by Blake Wood

Tia Hartzol long jumped a PR 16'1" to take second place. Photo by Blake Wood

Purgatory Celebrates Spring With New Festivities & More Fun On The Slopes

on March 21, 2018 - 2:04pm
DURANGO, Colo. Purgatory Resort has many great events, festivities and activities for all ages throughout the rest of March, with the biggest party of the season scheduled for Saturday, March 31 with pond skimming and a free Aerosmith tribute band concert.  
Purgatory is open daily through April 1 with lifts turning 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After April 1, Purgatory will be open weekends (Fridays through Sundays) as conditions allow. For more information on operations, visit the website,


Ski-Easter Celebration – March 24

Purgatory kicks off Easter week

Study Finds Los Alamos Among Best Places To Retire In New Mexico

on March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
A new study from SmartAsset ranked the 10 best places to retire in New Mexico. The study considers taxes (both income and sales), the number of doctors’ offices and opportunity for recreation and social life. According to the study, Los Alamos ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.
Check out the table below for more information on the places that ranked in New Mexico:
Doctors' Offices per 1,000 People
Recreation Centers per 1,000 People
Retirement Centers per 1,000 people
% of Seniors
Best Place to Retire Index
Taos, NM

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Relieve Small Banks And Credit Unions

on March 21, 2018 - 1:59pm
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1116, the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017, to reform mandates under Dodd-Frank and relieve small banks and other community financial institutions from burdensome compliance regulations.
This bill requires federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the institution’s profile and risk it presents to the stability of the financial system.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement:
“Due to regulations

Joe Granville On Running For Los Alamos Sheriff

on March 21, 2018 - 1:38pm
Los Alamos
My name is Joe Granville. I am running as the Democratic candidate for the office of Los Alamos County Sheriff. I am the owner of Home Improved USA a small business located here in Los Alamos.
My wife and I, and our 5-year- old son live, work and attend Daycare in this beautiful County. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of Little Forest Playschool and Los Alamos Family Council. My time on those boards has been a great opportunity to work with some very talented people whose sense of duty and service are truly inspiring.
I decided to run for

Anne Hillerman Headlines Second Annual New Mexico Writers Dinner April 25

on March 21, 2018 - 1:36pm
Anne Hillerman books. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — Anne Hillerman will be the keynote speaker at the second Annual New Mexico Writers Dinner scheduled for La Fonda Hotel on the evening of April 25.
Hillerman’s fourth novel, Cave of Bones, will be released on April 3. Hillerman will speak about her experiences carrying on the mystery series launched by her father, Tony Hillerman, and the more elevated role she gives to Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito.
The New Mexico Writers annual dinner, launched in 2017, is open to writers, editors, journalists,

Heinrich, Collins Urge DHS To Secure Elections Ahead Of 2018 Midterm Elections

on March 21, 2018 - 1:31pm
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, calling on the Department to step up its efforts to protect the United States from Russian interference in our elections.
In their letter, Senators Heinrich and Collins requested that the Department inform Congress about any additional authority or resources that it requires to ensure that state election agencies have the

NMSP Narcotics Operation Leads To Five Arrests In Rio Arriba And Taos Counties

on March 21, 2018 - 1:31pm
NMSP News:
In late 2017, the New Mexico State Police received several complaints of illegal narcotic activity occurring in the smaller communities of Rio Arriba and Taos Counties.
In January 2018, the New Mexico State Police launched an investigation into these complaints.
Through joint cooperation between the New Mexico State Police and the Region III Drug Task Force (which is comprised of the New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Agency, and is supported by The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas

NMMNHS Launches Da Vinci – The Genius In Me: Solutions For A Better Tomorrow Video Contest

on March 21, 2018 - 1:26pm
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education. 
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is hosting a video contest entitled, Da Vinci—The Genius in Me: Solutions for a Better Tomorrow for students in grades 4-12. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories (grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades

Secretary Zinke Announces More Than $1.1 Billion For Sportsmen & Conservation

on March 21, 2018 - 1:25pm
DOI News:
HORICON, WI  Tuesday U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts.
The Secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for $34,966,603 while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. State-by-state listings of the final Fiscal Year 2018 apportionments of Wildlife Restoration

Hilltopper Track And Field Gearing Up For Home Meet

on March 21, 2018 - 1:23pm
Avery Koski at the start of the 100 meter dash. She finished third. Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos Daily Post
ALAMOGORDO  The Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys’ Track and Field team continues to excel during the 2018 season. After taking second place at the Chile Quad Invite against Albuquerque Academy, St. Pius, and Sandia Prep, the ‘Toppers had a strong showing at the Rio Rancho Rust Buster taking fourth place overall against all 6A teams.
“From week one to week two, the distance crew really stepped up with some big performances in the 800 and 1600. The

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Preserve New Mexico’s Authority To Enforce Data Breach & Data Security Laws

on March 21, 2018 - 1:22pm
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas Monday joined a coalition of 31 states and the District of Columbia urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and state attorneys general of data breaches.
Attorney General Balderas is currently investigating the Equifax data breach and has previously settled with Nationwide and Target for their breaches impacting New Mexicans.

Hopkins: Christine Chandler Superbly Qualified For Dist. 43 House Seat

on March 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

Los Alamos

I urge all Democrats in District 43 to vote for Christine Chandler in the June 5 primary. She is superbly qualified through temperament, knowledge and experience.

I have known Christine almost from her first day at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in late 1986. At that time, I was a lab associate director responsible for the nuclear weapons program. Christine and I worked together on numerous issues and problems facing the lab.

She was always professional in the face of serious challenges.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 16 To March 18, 2018

on March 21, 2018 - 12:56pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.

CAMERON PAUL OTERO: March 16 at 8:45 p.m. / Police arrested Cameron Paul Otero, 27, of Farmington at 83 Chiquita on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.




GREGORY CAYTON: March 17 at 6:14 p.m. / Police arrested Gregory Clayton, 37, of Los Alamos on Beryl and charged him with aggravated battery.




TYLER JAMES SPARKS: March 17 at 11:04 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Looking East From Los Alamos

on March 21, 2018 - 12:50pm

Daily Postcard: Sunset looking east Sunday from Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

CAB Hears From EM Management And Contractor

on March 20, 2018 - 7:22am

Members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board listen to presentations at their March 14 meeting at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze and NMED Manager for LANL Permitting Neelam Dhawan chat following the March 14 CAB meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board members meeting March 14 in Los Alamos heard updates from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management Field Office

Air Force And NMED Host Public Information Meeting Thursday, Open House Saturday

on March 20, 2018 - 7:12am


KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will co-host a public information meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday at the African American Performing Arts Center, to provide an update about the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility leak cleanup activities.

Additionally, an open house will be held at the groundwater treatment system facility 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Community members are invited to participate in a poster session 5:30-6 p.m., March 22. The main meeting presentation runs 6-8 p.m,. and includes a project status update

Obituary: Harry Williams March 18, 2018

on March 20, 2018 - 6:59am

HARRY WILLIAMS March 18, 2018

Harry Williams, 97, of Los Alamos, NM, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018.

Harry worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 27 years as a maintenance engineer. He enjoyed fishing and restoring old cars.

He is survived by his loving wife Linda, step-daughters, Yvonne (Steve) McKelvey and Yolanda Frazier and his children Connie (Henry) Sanchez; Lee, Bud, and Renee Williams.

Harry lived a very full life and will be missed by all who knew him.


Daily Postcard: Scene At Bandelier National Monument

on March 20, 2018 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: A scene at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Prashant Jain

NM Delegation Calls On U.S. Navy To Designate Next Nuclear Sub ‘USS Los Alamos’ Upon 75th Anniversary

on March 19, 2018 - 6:29pm

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:


WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer in support of naming the Navy’s next Virginia class fast attack submarine the “USS Los Alamos” in recognition of the contributions the residents of Los Alamos have made to the United States Navy.

“The effort to honor the national laboratory responsible for the beginning of the nuclear age is a citizen-based initiative, and we hope their efforts

Scenes From 2018 Annual Family YMCA Red & Black & Green Ball Saturday Night - Part 1

on March 19, 2018 - 5:16pm

The Chairman's Round Table members are honored at the annual Red and Black (and Green) Ball Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder Resort, from left, TRK Management Co-owner Roger Waterman, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace, Espanola YMCA Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval accepting for Ross and Marlene Sanchez of Cross Connection, Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Ted Spain, Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Los Alamos National Bank President/CEO John Gulas.