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Special Section 2019: The Start Of A New Journey

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm

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World Futures: Some Definitions Or Lack Thereof Part 2

on January 17, 2019 - 3:20pm
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
In the previous column, differences between capitalism and socialism were discussed, both viewed as formal economics. The perception of both is how to operate the state or nation and the balance between economic freedom, personal choice and economic growth or social freedom and reduced business fluctuations.

In 1776, Adam Smith viewed the world as various nation-states competing economically with one another. As a member of a nation-state, the better one’s country does, the better one’s personal existence is. But is that true?

Avalanche Buries Two People Near Taos Ski Valley’s Kachina Peak

on January 17, 2019 - 2:55pm

Parks And Rec Board Supports Wall At Hell’s Hole

on January 17, 2019 - 10:56am
Parks and Recreation Board discussed ways to make Hell's Hole safer. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tevor Matuszak, 19, died in July 2017 after falling outside of Hell’s Hole Cave near the Red Dot Trail in White Rock.

This not the first tragedy to occur at this location. In the past, another hiker fell fatally outside this small cave and a third suffered serious injuries while exploring at Hell’s Hole.

During the regular Parks and Recreation Board meeting Thursday, Jan.

New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf Issues Remainder Of Committees And Chair Appointments

on January 17, 2019 - 10:54am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) announced the remainder of Committees and Chair appointments.
These are a total of seventeen standing and procedural committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The committees are as follows:
House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
Honorable Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), Chair
Honorable Rep. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming), Vice Chair
Committee members – Rep. Anthony Allison (D-Fruitland), Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena (D-Mesilla), Rep. Raymundo “Ray” Lara (D-Chamberino), Rep.

LANB Announces Assistance For Furloughed Workers

on January 17, 2019 - 10:53am

Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) wants to help furloughed customers during the federal government shutdown. Although the impact on individuals should be temporary, borrowers affected by the shutdown may face difficulties making payments on debts such as mortgages, student loans, car loans, business loans or credit cards.

 In an effort to assist their communities, LANB will provide options for individuals directly impacted by the government shutdown, including a 60-day payment forbearance on all

Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Give Your Health A Jumpstart In 2019

on January 17, 2019 - 10:40am

Los Alamos Family Care

Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier.

While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards.

It can reduce our risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and it can help boost our energy, sharpen our memories and stabilize our mood, leading to a noticeable

Governor Outlines Priorities In State Of State Address

on January 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her first State of the State address to the joint session of the 54th Legislature Tuesday at the State Capitol. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is surrounded by a massive crowd Tuesday as she delivers her first State of the State address. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post


LANLF: STEAM Day At Roundhouse Today

on January 17, 2019 - 10:32am
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANLF) Foundation is convening a press conference this morning at the Roundhouse Rotunda, bringing together education leaders and advocates to speak in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education and workforce development in New Mexico.
Confirmed speakers are:
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Mexico Howie Morales,
  • Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley,
  • Senator Mimi Stewart,
  • NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard,
  • New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu,
  • Air

LAPS: Barranca Elementary Construction Update

on January 17, 2019 - 10:27am

Construction underway at Barranca Elementary School at 57 Loma Del Escolar. Courtesy/LAPS

Construction underway at Barranca School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Back in the fall, the construction site at Barranca Elementary School was filled with piles of dirt.

Since then, progress on the project at 57 Loma Del Escolar has been moving full steam ahead, with the addition of steel beams and concrete flooring. The end result will be a new two-story classroom building for first through sixth grades, as well as a cafeteria and administrative offices.

“We are very pleased with the progress so

‘Relationship Building’ On Menu For Legislators

on January 17, 2019 - 10:12am

Concho Resources really wants to get to know you. At least, if you’re on the Legislative Finance Committee.

The oil and gas company’s lobbyist reported spending $4,173 at the upscale Santa Fe restaurant La Casa Sena last month on “relationship building” with the influential committee.

Lobbyists had a deadline Tuesday night to report spending from the beginning of October to the end of December. This restaurant tab was the single biggest expense disclosed by any of the Capitol’s legion of professional wheelers and dealers.

The company's lobbyist,

Mule Deer Raid Bird Feeders In Los Alamos

on January 17, 2019 - 9:14am

Mule deer have been raiding bird feeders at a residence on Timber Ridge Road in Los Alamos during the recent snowstorms ... the small herd stops by for a snack every day and usually includes does, fawns and bucks. Photo by Annis Young I live on Timber Ridge Road in #2

This buck is part of the herd that has been raiding bird feeders lately at a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road. Photo by Annis Young

This buck heads toward a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road to snack on bird seed. Photo by Annis Young

Balderas Partners With Aztec Schools, Local Leaders To Bring Active Shooter Response Technology To AHS

on January 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office:

  • State-of-the-art technology will be used to respond and save lives in the event of an active shooter

AZTEC – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will unveil an active shooter response technology Wednesday, Jan. 23 that will be the first of its kind in the state.

The Rave Panic Button interoperable communications network will be unveiled and implemented at Aztec High School (AHS), the site of a tragic and deadly school shooting in December 2017.

Members of the community are invited to attend this

AGU: New Study Finds Evidence Of Changing Seasons, Rain On Titan’s North Pole

on January 17, 2019 - 8:26am
New research provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons, shown here. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere, according to the researchers. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Titan’s north pole as seen by the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. The orange box shows the ‘wet sidewalk’ region, what analyses suggests is evidence of changing seasons and rain on Titan’s north pole. The blue box shows the expanded region in the bottom panel.

AFT-NM On Governor’s State Of State Address

on January 17, 2019 - 8:24am
AFT News:
SANTA FE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico (AFT-NM) President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“Governor Lujan Grisham’s inaugural State of the State address was a welcome and much-needed change in tone and direction for our State’s public education system from early education to higher education.
“Educators across the state – urban and rural, beginning and veteran alike – are hopeful again for the future of our profession in New Mexico, and especially for the students and families we serve.

Governor Ends Fuss Over Morales Successor

on January 17, 2019 - 8:02am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales enters the House chambers Tuesday for the State of the State address during the first day of the 54th New Mexico legislative session. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Gabriel Ramos, a Silver City Democrat named by the governor to fill the Senate seat vacated by Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, poses Wednesday in the Senate chamber at the Capitol Wednesday. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican.
Getting elected governor of New Mexico by 14 percentage points doesn't mean you'll get everything you want in Silver

Open Book: Road Trip

on January 17, 2019 - 8:00am
Los Alamos

Although we have made the road trip from Los Alamos to St. Louis and back dozens of times, we still begin preparing for the two-day drive in advance, piling on the spare bed items we rarely use except on this trip: a GPS, a flashlight, an emergency kit, yerba mate gourd so we can sip the traditional South American energy drink. Then we head out East, retracing the steps of the Santa Fe Trail pioneers. Except that those pioneers didn’t have a garage whose door may, or may not, have been left open.

Toppers Win Big Over Academy

on January 17, 2019 - 7:59am

Sahib Khalsa leads the Toppers onto the hardwood Tuesday night in Griffith Gymnasium to face the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in a non-district matchup. These two teams are no strangers to one another and the contest is always a very competitive event. The Toppers came into this game in bad need of a victory and went away with a win 55-48. This win was the first home-court win in more than a year. The Toppers led the entire game even though the Chargers closed the gap a few times but the Toppers held on for the win. Photo by John McHale/

Gavin Compos, under the Topper basket

Health Security Act Being Introduced At Legislature Today To Ensure Coverage For All New Mexicans

on January 17, 2019 - 7:53am
Senators Carlos Cisneros, Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Bill Soules are set to introduce the Health Security Act today in the New Mexico State Senate.
The first phase of the Act will be a fiscal analysis to make certain that it is financially feasible.
According to Cisneros, vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, “Passage of the Health Security Act this year will initially result in a prudent fiscal analysis of the details of the plan. No other steps will be taken until we are certain that the finances will work and that it will be revenue neutral.”
Ortiz y Pino,

Daily Postcard: Snow Melt Resembles Dali Painting

on January 17, 2019 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: Snow melting off a glass-topped table Wednesday on the patio of a home in Los Alamos resembles a Salvador Dali painting. Photo by Pamela Prichard

NWS: Today's High Near 44 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 17, 2019 - 7:16am

The National Weather Service forecasts today's high near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight's low around 29 with a 60 percent chance snow showers likely, mainly after 11 p.m. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

Scenes From Chamber Grand Re-Opening Underway

on January 16, 2019 - 5:55pm

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Executive Director Patrick Sullivan addresses those gathered at the Grand Re-Opening celebration of the new Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation offices, including the Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet and Creative District underway until 7 p.m. today at 190 Central Park Square, inside the Small Business Center, behind the Post Office. The event is open to the business community. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann cuts the ribbon moments ago at new chamber offices at

McQuiston: Don’t Be Fooled By Latest Phishing Scams

on January 16, 2019 - 5:54pm

The Jemez Agency

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know.

If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that nearly 55 percent of all emails are scam and over 10 billion phone calls made in 2017 were a scam. A phishing scam is an attempt to fraudulently obtain someone’s personal information by pretending to be someone else in order to steal their money, identity, or gain access to their computer.

Vishing scams are phishing scams done over the phone.

Business Community Invited To LACDC's Grand Re-Opening Party Today!

on January 16, 2019 - 12:42pm

Clarice Rodriguez, left, and Connie Proulx prepare for the Grand Re-Opening celebration of the new Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation offices, including the Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet and Creative District. The business community is invited to attend the event  4-7 p.m. today at 190 Central Park Square, inside the Small Business Center, behind the Post Office. Courtesy photo

Staff is putting the finishing touches on the new Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation offices in preparation for its Grand Re-opening celebration 4-7 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 10, 2019

on January 16, 2019 - 11:46am

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 filed against them.


Jan. 10 at 10:15 a.m. /Police arrested Martin Ramos-Castillo, 38, of Chili, N.M. in Espanola on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

Editor's note: The Los Alamos Detention Center is undergoing water damage repairs so inmates have been transferred to facilities in the surrounding area. Inmates are scheduled to return Jan.