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FBI Chaplains: Bringing Light To Darkest Hours

on March 6, 2018 - 7:19am
The FBI has deployed chaplains to crime scenes since 1991 to provide support to employees. An FBI special agent, left, speaks to two FBI chaplains at Ground Zero in New York in 2001. Courtesy/FEMA
FBI News:
FBI special agents and other Bureau professionals who respond to the bloody, chaotic scenes of mass casualties do so to help and to find answers: Who did it? How? Why?
And there are times when they can’t help but ask another question, one that does not have an easy answer.
“Sometimes the common question when facing such scenes is, ‘Why, God?’”, said Gary Morefield, pastor

Governor Signs Two Bills To Protect Sick And Vulnerable

on March 6, 2018 - 7:19am
SANTA FE  Feb. 28, two bills with bipartisan support from the House and Senate were signed by Governor Martinez and will now become law.
Senate Bill 11 will improve “step therapy” – the practice used by insurance companies to cut costs by requiring patients to try more affordable treatment options before more expensive ones. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson (D-Albuquerque), Sen. Gay G. Kernan (R-Hobbs), Sen. Elizabeth "Liz" Stefanics (D-Cerrillos), and Rep.

LAPS Breakfast Attendees Tour Smith Auditorium

on March 6, 2018 - 7:10am
Those attending the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Public Schools Breakfast donned hardhats for a sneak peak at renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. After some delays, the opening of the facility is near at hand, Coordinator of Bond and Construction Facilities Herb McClean told the group. LAPS is hoping contruction will be completed by the end of March, he said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS's Herb McClean lead the tour of renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

New Mexico Press Women Announces Speakers For 2018 Conference In Santa Fe

on March 6, 2018 - 7:06am
NMPW News:
New Mexico Press Women announces its program for its 2018 state conference, “Telling Truths Boldly: Harnessing the Narrative Drive,” April 27 and April 28 at the Lodge at Santa Fe.
The conference, geared toward writers and communicators from a variety of genres, will feature talks, panels and a memoir writing workshop.
New Mexico Press Women, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, is New Mexico’s largest inclusive media organization and is open to men and women. Conference registration is open through April 12 at

Valle Grande Chapter, National Society Daughters Of The American Revolution Meets Saturday

on March 6, 2018 - 7:04am
DAR News:
The Valle Grande Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, meet 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 10, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos.
The program is "For Veterans, a Path to Healing 'Moral Injury'." 
For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, visit the website at

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday Over White Rock

on March 6, 2018 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Regional Coalition Discusses Path Forward

on March 5, 2018 - 5:51pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler addresses the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board this morning in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post


Questions as to the legality of the agenda for Monday morning’s Regional Coalition of LANL  Communities board meeting in Espanola resulted in the board being unable to take any action on issues which have plagued Coalition in recent weeks.

One question raised by Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler, secretary of the Coalition board was if new items

‘Topper Baseball Season Gets Underway

on March 5, 2018 - 5:08pm

Head Coach Bryan Neal goes over the roster and batting order for the second game for the 'Toppers during the annual St. Pius High School Invitational Baseball Tournament this past weekend. Photo by John McHale/

Second baseman Tyler Neal had to go high to catch the throw and could not make the tag in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/

Third baseman Jacob Castille concentrates on the ball to make the catch but the ball arrived late. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post



Jesse Denver Hanes Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Conviction On Federal Firearms And Carjacking Charges Arising Out Of Shooting Of Hatch Police Officer

on March 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division and Chief James Gimler of the Hatch Police Department announced that Jesse Denver Hanes, who shot and killed Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez Aug. 12, 2016, was sentenced today to a lifetime of imprisonment for his conviction on federal firearms and carjacking charges arising out of his efforts to evade arrest following the shooting.  
Hanes was also ordered to pay a total of $38,553.02 in restitution to the victims of his crimes.

County Community Services: Spring Into Adventure!

on March 5, 2018 - 4:50pm


“Get Out. Get Active” is the continuing theme for this collaborative program from the Los Alamos County Community Services Department, with a lot of fun things to see and do in the community during spring.

Check out the full booklet of information at Community members can pick up booklets at County facilities, including Mesa Public Library, White Rock Library, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center, Golf Course, and the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building lobby, as well as any of the local visitor centers and many of local businesses.

Keep up with the fun

This Week At Pajarito

on March 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area open. The Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.

Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

LAVNS Daffodil Sales Begin Thursday

on March 5, 2018 - 2:33pm

Central Park Square volunteers, from left, Caesar Perez, Antonio Medina and Raul Ramirez, prep daffodils for the annual sale to benefit Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice last year. Photo by Jennifer Bartram


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is having its  annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale. Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

The community may order a glass vase with three bunches (30 stems) of daffodils for $20, a glass vase with two bunch for $15 or a single

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

Fire Officials Report Status Of Fire On Kirtland

on March 5, 2018 - 2:28pm
KAFB News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE  Officials have assessed the status of the brush fire burning in a remote area in the eastern training ranges.
Overnight winds turned in a favorable direction, helping to contain the fire. Firefighters were then able to address the fire from the west.
Current estimate is less than 200 acres.
Crews will be augmented today by the U.S. Forest Service, including helicopter support. A well water source is located near the fire’s main staging point.
The fire began just before 4 p.m. Sunday.
No injuries have been reported and no structures

How Can We Reshape American Politics: No Labels Director Speaks March 12

on March 5, 2018 - 2:25pm
Francisco Figueroa/Courtesy photo
VLA News:
Voices of Los Alamos will host a special meeting with speaker Francisco Figueroa, No Labels NM State Director, who will discuss how we can reshape American politics.
The talk is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. March 12, at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The public is welcome to attend.
Founded in 2010, No Labels ( is a bi-partisan citizens’ movement that believes in creating a stabilizing force within Congress that brings our country together despite differences of ideologies.

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 9-15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:23pm
PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV schedule for March 9-15:
Friday, March 9, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 3-06-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – A History of Land Transfers on the Pajarito Plateau
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Speaker Discusses Concept Of Fake News

on March 5, 2018 - 8:59am
James McGrath Morris prepares to discuss ‘Journalism, Ethics and the War Over Fake News’ Feb. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
James McGrath Morris discusses journalism, ethics and fake news. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Audience members ask questions during the talk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Journalist, author and educator James McGrath Morris was the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting Monday,

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

Heinrich, Flake, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill To Ban Bump Stock Devices

on March 5, 2018 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of bump stock devices and other mechanisms which allow semi-automatic firearms to materially increase their rate of fire and effectively operate as fully automatic weapons.
A bump stock was used by the shooter during the Oct. 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting which resulted in the deaths of 59 people, including the gunman.
“There's no possible defense for anyone owning bump stock devices or any other

Candlelight Vigil Honors Shooting Victims March 14

on March 5, 2018 - 8:11am



VOLA News:


Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church invite the community to a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.


The vigil includes the sharing of non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from local high school students and others. Those gathered will then walk around the pond with candles.


Join the event page on Facebook:


SFCC Celebrates International Women's Day March 8

on March 5, 2018 - 7:51am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College Celebrates International Women’s Day with a presentation by Tewa Women United.
Speaker Kathy Sanchez will discuss Indigenous Women’s Rights, history and culture in northern New Mexico 10-11 a.m., Thursday in the Boardroom, Room 223, at 6401 Richards Ave.
The event sponsored by SFCC’s Presidential Diversity Action Committee and Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission,
The celebration continues in Campus Center with speakers and music 11 a.m.

Labor Management Relations Board Meets Tuesday

on March 5, 2018 - 7:47am


Scenes From LAFD Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday In Bajo Canyon

on March 5, 2018 - 7:45am

Los Alamos Fire Department conducts Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning in Bajo Canyon. Here firefighters retrieve a hose following progressive hose lay, which is used by firefighters to advance systematically in a wildland fire situation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, second from left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, left, join in the classroom portion of Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning at LAFD Station 2 on DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel retrieve hoses following

Events Planned At New Mexico Historic Sites

on March 5, 2018 - 7:39am
NMHS News:
SANTA FE ― New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring:
Saturday, March 24 ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Mexico Art Auction
  • Coronado Historic Site
All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288