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JJAB Raises $3K For LAPS Student School Supplies

on August 15, 2017 - 6:56am

JJAB News:

Thanks to the generosity of community businesses and individuals, the Los Alamos JJAB had a successful summer fundraiser; $3,000 was raised. The money will be used to support the Los Alamos Public Schools and students.

JJAB is now working with the five elementary, middle and high schools to identify student and school supply needs. Once determined, JJAB will purchase the supplies and deliver them directly to the schools.

JJAB would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their generous donations:

  • Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Project Lunchbox);
  • Zia Credit

Study: 2017’s Best & Worst Places To Retire

on August 15, 2017 - 6:42am
With retirement confidence declining in 2017 and nearly four in 10 American workers having little or no money saved for their golden years, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Retire.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 40 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities.

Brian Q. Gauck Is New LAHS NJROTC Leader

on August 15, 2017 - 2:26am

Retired U.S. Navy CDR Brian Q. Gauck is the new Senior Navy Science Instructor at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

CDR Brian Q. Gauck, left, and CPO Tim Graziani put the finishing touches on the NJROTC classrooms before the first day of classes at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Los Alamos High School NJROTC program has a new Senior Naval Science Instructor. He is retired CDR. Brian Q. Gauck who is relocating to Los Alamos from Colorado Springs.

A well-known

Los Alamos Gathers In Solidarity With Charlottesville

on August 15, 2017 - 2:12am

Candlelight vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim welcomes some 150 community members who gathered Monday evening in solidarity with Charlottesville, Va., where a woman was killed and others injured Saturday during a white supremacist rally. Voices of Los Alamos in conjunction with other local organizations hosted the peaceful gathering to take a stand against hatred and violence. The gathering was meant to show unity and resolve to stand up against white supremacy, racism, bigotry and any form of oppression. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Vigil organizer Ellen Ben-Naim speaks to the

Obituary: Kathleen Ann Gibbons Feb. 6, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2017

on August 15, 2017 - 2:06am

KATHLEEN (KATHY) ANN GIBBONS Feb. 6, 1962 – Aug. 13, 2017

Kathy had a very big heart and was loved by many. All she wanted to do in her life was to help everyone she encountered; especially those in need. Wherever she went she made people happy, satisfied, and content. She had a very good work ethic and did everything with integrity. She loved working at Verizon and Smith’s Marketplace while she worked there.

Though we lost her very unexpectedly, we will always love her and hold her in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her Father, Virgil Scott, and her Sister, Sandra Embry.

She is


Daily Postcard: Rainbow Monday In White Rock

on August 15, 2017 - 1:54am

Daily Postcard: The view out the back door of a home in White Rock at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Photo by Steve Stringer

Open House On Cuba Ranger District Wednesday

on August 14, 2017 - 4:06pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Anyone who has ever wondered what natural resource specialists are working on in the Santa Fe National Forest, what tools archaeologists or firefighters use and has a fourth grader starting school this month can receive a free interagency recreation pass that’s good for an entire year for their family? 

Everyone is invited to the Cuba Ranger District’s Open House 1-3:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Come learn what is happening with forest plan revision, timber management, recreation, wildlife, archaeology, and much more on your national forest!

Community Playdate, Literacy Programs Aug. 29

on August 14, 2017 - 3:02pm


The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Family Resource Specialists and Mesa Public Library children’s librarians are hosting a community playdate for children ages newborn to 5-years-old.

This drop-in event 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Youth Services rooms at Mesa Public Library. The community playdate is being held to kick-off two early childhood literacy programs – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

In addition to offering the opportunity to sign up for the literacy programs, this event also features

Letter To The Editor: Response To Experience Rational Citizen

on August 14, 2017 - 2:49pm
Los Alamos
First of all, I don’t have a personal beef with the Sheriff. I don’t even doubt that he’s a swell guy. Most patronage politicians are. What I don’t like is his behavior of trying to expand his office at our expense and threatening people with lawsuits if he doesn’t get his way.
If you really want to resolve this issue, here’s how to do it. The first step is to find out what the law says. There is an easy (and FREE) way to do that.

Los Alamos Shows Strength At 2017 Western Zone Championship Swim Meet In Roseville, Calif.

on August 14, 2017 - 2:40pm

Ming Lo of Los Alamos shown doing breaststroke. Courtesy photo


Duncan Henderson of Los Alamos shown existing the pool after a final competition. Courtesy photo




Last week several Los Alamos athletes competed in the 2017 Western Zone Championship Swim Meet in Roseville, Calif. Andy Corliss, Duncan Henderson, Orion Henderson, Carson Hicks, Savannah Kimball, Ming Lo, Konstantine Nelson and Sophia Pieck were eight of the 57 swimmers representing the New Mexico Zone Team.

Letter To The Editor: It's The Law ... Period

on August 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos


The lawsuit can be easily legally avoided by abolishing the LAPD and transferring all the officers, duties and responsibilities to the LA Sheriff Dept. Maintaing the basic command structure. This is the ONLY LEGAL way to solve the issue AND make everyone happy as well as save $206,000 in salaries (except the police chief and deputy chief who will be out of a job and the county council who enjoy breaking the law). This would solve Mr. Chapmen's concerns as well as Mr. and Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. O'leary's.

To Mr./Ms.

LAPD: Let's Work Together To Make School Year Safe

on August 14, 2017 - 2:17pm

LAPD News:

With school starting this Thursday, Aug. 17, the Los Alamos Police Department will be stepping up its presence in designated school zones throughout the communty.

While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during school hours, parents of school children have a responsibility as well in keeping kids safe. Please pay attention to your speed and watch for children at cross walks.

Also be mindful of school busses loading and unloading children. Give yourself extra time if you are taking children to school and buckle everyone up.

Traffic is always

Obituary: Dorothy Mozell Minor Jan. 5, 1925 – Aug. 14, 2017

on August 14, 2017 - 2:08pm

DOROTHY MOZELL MINOR Jan. 5, 1925 – Aug. 14, 2017

Dorothy Mozell Minor passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 after a long illness. She was 92. Dorothy was born January 5, 1925 in Tyler, Texas and later moved to San Angelo. It was there she met Stanley Daily her first husband. They were married in 1942 and then moved to Nebraska, Stan’s home state. In 1951 Stan got a job with the Pro Force in Los Alamos. He later worked for the LASL as a metallurgist.

Stan preceded Dorothy in death July 20, 1968.

After Stan’s passing, Dorothy remained in Los Alamos, working at administration department


AG Seeks Potential Victims In Child Exploitation Case

on August 14, 2017 - 1:58pm

Anthony Groomas

From the Office Of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

TUCUMCARI – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that a 29-year-old man was arrested this morning in Tucumcari by special agents  from the Office of the Attorney General for multiple sex offenses in connection to the criminal sexual penetration and solicitation of several girls ranging from 14 to 17 years old.

Anthony Groomas was booked into the Quay County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash only bond this morning.

“Protecting New Mexico’s children from sexual predators is our highest priority and I am urging the

Obituary: Rose Elizabeth Butera June 9, 1923 – Aug. 7, 2017

on August 14, 2017 - 1:43pm

ROSE ELIZABETH BUTERA June 9, 1923 – Aug. 7, 2017

Rose Butera passed away on August 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Salvatore and Laura Mantione, her two husbands John Giannelli and Charles Butera, and her two sisters and their husbands Josephine and Archie “Pete” Roebuck and Annabel and Floyd “Bob” Schrader.

Rose was born and grew up in The Bronx, NY and later moved to Queens. She loved learning and teaching others what she had learned. Rose also loved crafting and was very active at the local Senior Center.


Scenes From First Baptist Church Of Los Alamos 70 Year Anniversary Celebration

on August 14, 2017 - 1:34pm

Brian Sedlacek fires up the grill during the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos's anniversary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. The church celebrated its 70th anniversary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Nate King, left, and Kreg Gauss enjoy the festivities at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos 70th anniversary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. Photo by Kirsten laskey/

Abe Dispennette, left, and Joe Wermer take part in the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos annviersary celebration Sunday at Urban Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Jackie

Obituary: Lonnie F. Duran Dec. 4, 2016

on August 14, 2017 - 1:21pm

LONNIE F. DURAN Dec. 4, 2016

Lonnie F. Duran, 56 of Dixon, went to his Everlasting Life on December 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Eliza Duran, and grandparents, Abelino and Nicanora Duran and Fidel and Delfina Martinez.

He first attended catholic school in Dixon, then in Los Alamos, and graduated from Espanola in 1978. Upon graduation he left to Kansas and joined Ironworkers Local 10, then returned to Albuquerque where he completed his apprenticeship with Local 495. Soon after he began his life with “Gin,” they had their son and was lucky enough to retire from KSL


Valles Caldera Celebrates Solar Eclipse: Free Entry

on August 14, 2017 - 11:47am

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera National Preserve will celebrate the Great American Eclipse with free entry. The duration of the partial eclipse is approximately 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with maximum viewing at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

If skies are clear, visitors can expect to experience a partial solar eclipse of around 75 percent obscuration. Near the Valle Grande Entrance Station, rangers and volunteers will give short talks about lore, history and science related to eclipses.

Candlelight Vigil At Ashley Pond 8 p.m. Today

on August 14, 2017 - 11:06am

Voices of Los Alamos in conjunction with other local organizations is hosting a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park and invites the community to attend in solidarity with Charlottesville.

Legislative Interim Committee Meetings Aug. 14-18

on August 14, 2017 - 10:48am

SANTA FE  The following legislative interim committees are meeting the week of Aug. 14-18.
9 a.m. Aug. 14, 2017  Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee of the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee, Law Offices of the Public Defender Training Room, 17th Floor, 505 Marquette NW, Ste. 120, Albuquerque.
Agenda items: Welcoming Remarks; Subcommittee Itinerary and Goals – Why Is Criminal Justice Reform Needed?

Automated Fingerprint Analysis Now Closer To Reality

on August 14, 2017 - 10:47am

Fingerprints left at a crime scene—so-called latent prints—are often partial, distorted and smudged. Courtesy/Chugh et al., Hancek/NIST

The first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the middle of the night and, when discovered by the homeowner, shot the man dead.

Letter To The Editor: Where To Find Duties Of Sheriff

on August 14, 2017 - 10:45am
Los Alamos

I am sure concerned citizens in Los Alamos are well aware of the growing concern regarding the position of the Sheriff. It is probably in the best interest of the people in the community to know where to find where the duties of the Sheriff are outlined. They are listed in Los Alamos County Code of Ordinances, Part I – Charter, Article III, Section 304.4: 

It also is in the best interest of the community to understand that it is not up to the Sheriff to

Heinrich Hosts Tribal Broadband Listening Session

on August 14, 2017 - 10:07am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich hosts a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with tribal representatives to discuss broadband connectivity in Indian Country. August 9, 2017. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) hosted a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with members of two Pueblo library consortiums representing the Pueblos of Cochiti, Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, San Felipe, and Santo Domingo to discuss legislation he plans to introduce to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country.
“Access to high-speed internet is

Home Country: What Kind Of Dog?

on August 14, 2017 - 10:01am
Home Country
“I took Duckworth to the dog show up in the city last weekend,” Dud said. The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank and philosophy counter just looked at him.
Doc put it gently. “Dud, was this so he could get some inspiration on looking good?”
Duckworth was a medium-sized dog that found Dud while Dud was walking and thinking about the novel he’s writing. No one answered the ad he put in the Valley Weekly Miracle, so he was named Duckworth, for some reason Dud seemed to want to keep to himself.

McQuiston: School Safety Saves Lives

on August 14, 2017 - 9:53am
The Jemez Agency
It’s back to school time and  I realized how important it is to use extra caution while driving now that school is in session.
This is the time of the year when we say goodbye to the leisurely summer traffic, and start sharing the road with hurried parents, new teen drivers, student pedestrians, and school buses. Not only do we want to send our kids off to school safely each day, but it is equally important that each of us make it to and from work safely.
Why not start this school year by sharing the following safety tips from the National