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Cinema Cindy Reviews: A Wrinkle In Time

on March 17, 2018 - 9:11am
Los Alamos

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a sweet and courageous film based on the tween novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Published in 1962, the book has been a favorite read. But never has it been imagined as quite so colorful and fantastical. The story has a great message—when faced with darkness in the world: Be the Light; Be a warrior.

This is the tale of an adventure taken by 11-year-old Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid (who was Emily in 12 Years a Slave). She, her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and their mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of the movie Belle) are still

Daily Postcard: Signs Of Spring Sprout In White Rock

on March 17, 2018 - 9:00am

Daily Postcard: Signs of spring spotted near LANB Friday morning in White Rock. Photo by by Carol A. Clark/

Governor Susana Martinez Announces DWI Superblitz Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

on March 16, 2018 - 2:34pm



  • Also Announces Decrease in DWI Fatalities

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016.

“If you drink and drive you’re putting every life you come across on the road in danger,” Martinez said. “Driving drunk is unacceptable and dangerous. It’s also 100 percent preventable.

Mystery Of Purple Lights In Sky Solved With Help From Citizen Scientists

on March 16, 2018 - 2:21pm
The aurora known as Steve seen over Lake Minnewanka in Alberta. Photo by Paulo Fedozzi
NMC News:
Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal.
Bourassa, an IT technician in Regina, Canada, trekked outside of his home on July 25, 2016, around midnight with his two younger children to show them a beautiful moving light display in the sky -- an aurora borealis. He often sky gazes until the early hours of the morning to photograph the aurora with his Nikon camera, but this was his first expedition with his children.

Obituary: Roberto (Bobby) Villarreal 1936 – 2018

on March 16, 2018 - 2:19pm


Bob Villarreal was a lover. He loved his God, his family, his church, his friends. He loved life.

He looked for any excuse to get outside, be it hunting, basketball coach, baseball, camping, fishing, backpacking, or river running. He played Bridge furiously, and read continuously. He taught the first wine-making class in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He organized bringing several tons of grapes into town and a day was spent crushing everyone's grapes with one small crusher.


Amateur Naturalist: A Stage Called Cerro Grande Peak

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
MAP A: The three sides of Cerro Grande peak.
Amateur Naturalist: A stage called Cerro Grande Peak
Cerro Grande is one of the peaks that form the perimeter of the Valles Caldera volcanic crater. Two factors make the Cerro Grande one of the more interesting peaks to visit. It has three flanks. The positioning of these flanks has resulted in different kinds of forest growing on them. The second factor is the change in elevation from its base to its summit. This additionally results in several kinds of plant communities.

Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers Win In Duke City

on March 16, 2018 - 2:01pm
Linnhtet Htoon (7) makes a pass to Cam McDonald (8) during Duke City soccer action. Courtesy photo
The Boys U11 Krypton Lasers won 3-1 against the Clovis White soccer team for their second win in as many matches in the Duke City Soccer League. 
The Lasers were under constant pressure in the first half, but good defense and saves by goalie Hayden Watkins kept the game scoreless.

Los Alamos County Council Meets March 20

on March 16, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
A. Briefing to Council by County Lobbyist Scott Scanland Providing an Overview of the 2018 Legislative Session. Presenters: Scott Scanland

Scenes From BSMA’s ‘Night With A Nerd’ ... Alan Carr

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes to the crowd gathered Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Bradbury Science Museum Association presents ‘Night with A Nerd’ during which LANL Historian Alan Carr recounts 75 Years of LANL history in 60 minutes Thursday evening at Project Y in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

on March 16, 2018 - 9:16am
NPS News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry.
The burn operations are planned for late March or April, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions, and should take one to three days to complete. The area is currently under a seasonal closure, so impacts to visitors will be minimal.
NPS officials hope to reintroduce fire into the meadow grasslands, which would result in a low to

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am



In And Around Town: March 19

on March 16, 2018 - 9:15am
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to​​​​​​​
MONDAY, March 19
LAGC Meeting
The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) will host its March meeting at the Crossroads Bible Church. During the 9:30 a.m. social, light refreshments will be served. After the 10 a.m. business meeting, there will be a workshop to make centerpieces for the 69th Annual New Mexico Garden Club, Inc. (NMGC, Inc.) State Convention that will be held this year April 4-6 at Buffalo

County Planning Manager Tamara Baer Discusses Sign Code At Chamber Business Breakfast

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Planning Manager Tamara Baer presents a talk Thursday morning on the County Sign Code at the Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Consumer Protection Week FACTS: Hundreds Of New Mexicans Helped & 'S' Is For Scams

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  During the last week, the Office of Attorney General has helped more than 300 different people with problems involving scams, consumer complaints against businesses, and constituent problems with government agencies.
March 9, the last day of Consumer Protection Week, consumer advocates saw scores of people who came to the Attorney General’s offices in person to seek free advice and help on housing problems, charities fraud, internet scams, and many other problems.
“We hope that events like Consumer Protection Week will

Corrina Hughes Wins Daily Postcard Contest

on March 16, 2018 - 9:08am
Los Alamos Arts Council President Chris Monteith, left, presents a $100 check to Corrina Hughes, the winner of the Los Alamos Daily Postcard quarterly photo contest made possible by a fund established by Robert and Ann Wells. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
This quarter's award winning photo by Corrina Hughes. Photo by Corrina Hughes
Los Alamos Daily Post
Local photographer Corrina Hughes’ pictures of natural landscapes often appear as Daily Postcards in the Los Alamos Daily Post website and her efforts in capturing the local

Los Alamos Track And Field Athletes ... Wow!

on March 16, 2018 - 8:48am
Assessment/School Improvement Coordinator
Bernalillo Public Schools

I’m sending this email in regards to your Track and Field Athletes for Los Alamos High School.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took my daughter to Chill Zone (yogurt place) in Bernalillo. As we were enjoying our Froyo many students from Los Alamos entered Chill Zone – they literally packed the place. Looks like they ate at Dions Pizza first and then went to Chill Zone for dessert.

Anyhow, I was very impressed with the behavior of all the students. They were very well behaved and respectful.

Daily Postcard: Snow Showers And Chilly Winds

on March 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds pummel the community for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon including Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Daily Postcard: Snow showers and chilly winds shown Thursday on Oakwood Loop in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Honors Victims Of Florida School Shooting

on March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

A crowd gathers Wednesday early evening at Ashley Pond Park to participate in a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Doulgas High School in Parkland, Fla. Non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from high school students were shared. Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos co-hosted the vigil. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 Rep.

LANL 75th Anniversary Logo Unveiled At Celebration Of Stem Education At Bradbury Science Museum

on March 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace unveils the new 75th Anniversary LANL logo at a Celebration of Stem Education Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New 75th Anniversary LANL logo unveiled Tuesday. 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the Laboratory’s vendor for official 75th Anniversary merchandise through a memorandum of understanding between the BSMA and the Laboratory.

Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
LACD News:
The Science On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays.
Start the week off with interesting conversations and libations at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square. Join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space.
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive.

Chamisa And Pinon Elementary Schools Travel Around The World In White Rock During Multicultural Fair

on March 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

Los Alamos High School students Shannon Pestovich, left, and Meghan Romero volunteer at one of the booths during the Chamisa Elementary and Pinon Elementary Schools' Around the World in White Rock Multicultural Fair Wednesday night at Pinon Elementary. Pestovich explained participants can pick up a 'passport' booklet and collect stickers from the different booths at the fair. Once the booklet is filled, participants can return it for a prize. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sixth grader Andres Iturregui and Sara Pocernik check out a booth about Puerta Rico during the Around the

Obituary: Larry C. Madsen March 11, 2018

on March 15, 2018 - 5:04pm

LARRY C. MADSEN March 11, 2018

Larry C. Madsen, 76, passed away on March 11, 2018 at his home in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Larry was born in rural Wakonda, South Dakota to Leon and Wanetta Madsen. Larry received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from SDSM&T and his doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University.

He was employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory over 30 years and later worked for the Washington Institute. Larry was extremely hard working, disciplined, and dedicated about all his endeavors.


Kristy A. Ortega Joins RE/MAX First As Newest Associate Broker

on March 15, 2018 - 11:37am
Kristy A. Ortega
RE/MAX News:
RE/MAX First has announced that Realtor® Kristy A. Ortega is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Ortega brings to the office more than 30 years of community knowledge in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.
“I’m excited to join RE/MAX, the most productive real estate network in the U.S., while bringing my sense of community to folks looking to make one of lives biggest decisions, buying or selling their home,” Ortega said.

Sheehey Discusses Candidacy For House Dist. 43

on March 15, 2018 - 11:31am

Pete Sheehey files his candidacy for District 43 State Representative Tuesday at the Secretary of States Office in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Councilor
Candidate House Dist. 43

Tuesday I filed my candidacy with nominating petitions signed by hundreds, to become a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.  I’ve knocked on doors and listened to citizens throughout this diverse District, from La Cienega and western Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, to Jemez Springs and Cuba in Sandoval County, to Gallina

Scenes From St. Baldrick's Fundraiser Wednesday

on March 15, 2018 - 11:08am

Convincing people to buy St. Baldrick's t-shirts at Wednesday evening's fundraiser for the Foundation at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op, from left, Sophia Jones, Olivia Ortega and Isabella Casias. ​St. Baldricks Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Volunteers cooking food at Wednesday evening’s fundraiser for St.