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Los Alamos Fundraiser Held For Rep. Ben Ray Luján

on March 18, 2019 - 10:25pm
Nearly 100 supporters of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján gathered this evening at a local residence for a fundraiser, including elected Democrats front row from left, New Mexico Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, Lujan, Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard and Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster. Back row from left, Los Alamos County Councilors David Izraelevitz and Randy Ryti. Courtesy photo

Authors Speak Features Walt Whitman Thursday

on March 18, 2019 - 6:13pm

Walt Whitman. Courtesy/The Whitman Archive

Library News:

Walt Whitman’s America is the topic for Thursday’s Authors Speak at Mesa Public Library.

Dr. Bruce Noll as Whitman. Courtesy/New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities

Whitman scholar Dr. Bruce Noll, an education professor at UNM, will present his Chautauqua performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Council for the Humanities and the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.


On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighter Mike McElyea

on March 18, 2019 - 6:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos is LAFD Firefighter Mike McElyea training the Los Alamos County Chaplain Corps and the LANL Behavior Health Response Team on the national program, Stop the Bleed, March 12 at Los Alamos County Fire Administration. McElyea explains it is the same as putting your oxygen mask on first before assisting others and trained how to self administer a tourniquet. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Firefighter Mike McElyea trains Los Alamos Dispatcher Cari Mace, Chaplain Lindsay Baca, Vanessa Martinez and Rev.

NMSP: Four Missing Endangered Runaway Juveniles Arrested For Armed Robbery In Guadalupe County

on March 18, 2019 - 6:10pm

NMSP News:

Guadalupe County – New Mexico State Police responded at about 5:09 p.m., Friday, March 15, to an armed robbery at the Milagro Gas Station off Interstate 40, near mile post 243, west of Santa Rosa.

The initial investigation determined two individuals armed with a firearm, later determined to be a BB gun, entered the gas station, robbed the business and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The individuals fled eastbound onto I-40 in a grey passenger car after the robbery.

At about 5:50 p.m., State Police officers located the suspect vehicle traveling east on I-40 near mile

NMDOT Prepares Trees For Relocation

on March 18, 2019 - 6:02pm

New Mexico Department of Transportation crews working in the area of the incoming roundabout, where N.M. 502, Trinity Drive and Central Avenue merge, removed trees today and prepared them for relocation. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

Obituary: Wallace ‘Wally’ Reid Weir Feb. 21, 1933 – March 14, 2019

on March 18, 2019 - 5:46pm

WALLACE “WALLY” REID WEIR Feb. 21, 1933 – March 14, 2019

Wallace “Wally” Reid Weir, age 86, of Los Alamos, NM, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2019.

Wally was born on February 21, 1933, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Reid William and Lois Weir. He married his wife of more than 60 years, Joyce Anne Campfield, on November 21, 1958, in Fontana, California.

When Wally was 15, he lied about his age and joined the Santa Fe Railroad. Starting out as part of the “Bridge and Building” crew, he worked his way up to Lineman.


Finance New Mexico: Following The Signs To Small Business Success

on March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

P&M Signs owner Phil Archuletta in front of his manufacturing facility in Mountainair. Courtesy/FNM
Finance New Mexico

You've seen the signs.

For nearly half a century, Phil Archuletta, the CEO of P&M Signs, has crafted signs for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He got his start in 1970 in Ojo Caliente before opening P&M Signs in Mountainair in 1991. He now employs a dozen people in the rural community in Central New Mexico.

If you’ve toured a national forest, Archuletta's signs likely guided your way.

Increase In Deer And Elk Presence On Local Streets

on March 18, 2019 - 11:24am

The presence of deer and elk is increasing on local streets especially around dusk. This young deer held up motorists for several minutes early Sunday evening on Rose Street before meandering over to nibble on a patch of grass. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


LACF: Funding Opportunities; Roundtable Reminder

on March 18, 2019 - 9:55am

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation announces two funding opportunities for local nonprofit organizations and details for the next Executive Directors Roundtable event.

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Seeks Funding Requests from Local Organizations

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has announced that its community funding request applications are now being accepted. This is the second year that the local service organization has offered funding opportunities in the fall and spring. Organizations in Los Alamos and around northern New Mexico may request up to $500 for a specific project.


Trump Spotted At Skiesta On Pajarito Mountain

on March 18, 2019 - 9:31am

President Donald Trump or his doppelgänger is spotted skiing in tandem Saturday during Skiesta 2019 hosted by the Los Alamos Ski Club on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Jim ODonnell

NMED Issues Notice Of Violation To San Juan Oil And Gas Producer For Air Quality Control Act Violations

on March 18, 2019 - 8:51am
NMED News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has issued a Notice of Violation to Hilcorp Energy Company for violations of the state’s Air Quality Control Act. NMED joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in putting Hilcorp on notice for these violations.
In February 2018, Hilcorp Energy Company violated both state and federal air quality laws by improperly controlling emissions from one of its wells in the San Juan Basin.

Scott And Ryti Host Community Town Hall Meetings

on March 18, 2019 - 8:29am
County Councilor Randall Ryti and Council Chair Sara Scott host a town hall meeting March 12 at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

What would the public like to see the Los Alamos County Council address? This question was posed during a town hall meeting March 12 at the Municipal Building and the answers ranged from vacant commercial space and housing to open space, recreation and social services.

Former County Councilor Morris Pongratz urged the new County Council to strive to create a

USDA Launches Start Simple With MyPlate Campaign

on March 18, 2019 - 8:26am
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. In a continuing effort to help Americans make healthy food choices, and in honor of National Nutrition Month®, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a new campaign to help simplify the nutrition information that surrounds us each day.
Start Simple with MyPlate is a new initiative to reduce confusion surrounding healthy eating and help people start with the basics.

Los Alamos Middle School MathCounts Team Ranks First In 2019 State Competition

on March 18, 2019 - 7:45am

Winning team members and coaches from left, Coach Do Vo, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Isaac Gao, Charles Cai, Alex Livescu, Sonja Ebey and Coach Jane Lataille. Courtesy photo

LAMS News:

The Los Alamos Middle School MathCounts team took first place in the 2019 MathCounts State competition Saturday at UNM in Albuquerque.

LAMS sent a team of four Mathletes to compete, as well as four additional Mathletes. The team members were Charles Cai, Sonja Ebey, Isaac Gao and Alex Livescu. The four additional competitors were Minhtet Htoon, Daniel Kim, Rebecca Li and Nicholas Witkowski.

In the individual

Los Alamos Limerick

on March 18, 2019 - 7:39am
Los Alamos
I thought Los Alamos should have its own limerick. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Next to a volcano I swear
you'll find our small city so fair.
Yes life on The Hill
is perfect until
lava catches us unaware!

RSF Urges Chinese Ambassador To Sweden Gui Congyou To Stop Harassing Media

on March 18, 2019 - 7:28am

Chinese ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou has embarked on a ‘truth’ crusade against the Sweden’s media since taking office in August 2017. Courtesy/RSF

RSF News:

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns repeated attacks by the Chinese embassy against Swedish journalists and insists that diplomatic missions have no say in the editorial content of media in their host country.

“But why is he so harsh?” This is a question that Swedish journalists keep asking in reference to Chinese ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou, who has embarked on a “truth” crusade against the country's media since taking

SFCC Hosts Fantastic Futures Career, Education And Training Resource Fair April 11

on March 18, 2019 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College hosts its annual career, education and training resource fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center on the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
This is largest annual hiring event each year in Santa Fe. Students, faculty and community members make important contacts with employers and are able to explore the various job and career opportunities in the Santa Fe area.
More than 50 employer and education representatives are participating from local, regional and national businesses related to health care,

NWS: Today’s High Near 52, Tonight’s Low Around 33

on March 18, 2019 - 7:22am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 33 with a slight chance of rain showers after 7 p.m., mixing with snow after 1 a.m. Courtesy/NWS


Daily Postcard: Snowy Sangre De Cristos

on March 18, 2019 - 7:16am
Daily Postcard: The snowy Sangre de Cristos viewed recently from the East Gate area of Los Alamos. Photo by Ken Hanson

Don't Forget Road Construction Begins Monday!

on March 17, 2019 - 10:52pm

The New Mexico Department of Transportation road work project is set to get underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The NMDOT road work project gets underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This Week At Pajarito: 18" Of New Snow Predicted

on March 17, 2019 - 10:27pm
Pajarito Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long at Skiesta 2019 Saturday. Courtesy photo
Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Saturday. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito received 11” of snow in this past week and Open Snow is forecasting 18" of new snow this week!

See the Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This is updated every morning at 6 a.m. Pajarito is open daily through March 24.See you on the mountain!

Mountain News:

Lift ticket prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18),

Family Offers Reward For Missing Labradoodle

on March 17, 2019 - 9:54pm
Winston the white labradoodle was last seen at 6 p.m. Saturday running toward the perimeter trail at the corner of 48th and Yucca. He has an orange leash and might be caught up in brush. The family is offering a $500 reward for his return. Call 1.888.466.3242.

Lunch With A Leader: Skolnik Presents ‘Fifty Countries Later – A Global Perspective On Healthcare In The US’

on March 17, 2019 - 9:54am

Richard Skolnik


The League of Women Voters’ monthly Lunch with a Leader event for the community is 11:45 a.m., March 19 at Mesa Public Library.

Featured speaker Richard Skolnik, who moved to Los Alamos a few years ago, will present “Fifty Countries Later – A Global Perspective on Healthcare in the US”.

During his presentation, Skolnik will address the fact that although the United States spends 50 percent more of its national income on health than any other country, its citizens are not living longer or healthier.

Skolnik has given scores of guest lectures and in 2011was the

United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale March 20

on March 17, 2019 - 9:31am

United Church News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos is holding a half-price sale 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road.

All clothing, shoes and books are included in the half-price sale.

The United Church Thrift Shop is operated by the Womens Christian Service Society (WCSS).

Donations are accepted of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books. No large appliances, furniture, books or VHS tapes can be accepted. Donations may be dropped off any time at the bins near the door at the lower level of Craig Hall.


Done Deal: 2019 New Mexico Legislature Adjourns

on March 17, 2019 - 9:09am
House Speaker Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, center, delivers final remarks as the 2019 Legislative session comes to a close at noon Saturday. Courtesy/SFNM
Lawmakers are packing it up and heading home following the close of the 2019 60-Day Legislative Session at noon Saturday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/SFNM
The 60-day legislative session ended Saturday with a down-to-the-wire agreement on a sweeping tax bill that will raise rates on e-cigarettes and new vehicles while nearly doubling an income tax credit for some families.
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