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Los Alamos Pride Festival Events Schedule

on June 13, 2019 - 6:09am

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on June 13, 2019 - 6:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Iris Blooming Along Cerro Grande Trail

on June 13, 2019 - 5:57am

Daily Postcard: Iris are blooming right now along the Cerro Grande Trail in Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Jeff Moore

Celebrate Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary At Chamber Business After Hours Thursday, June 13

on June 12, 2019 - 4:57pm




The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary at Chamber Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 1000 Trinity Dr.

Light refreshments and cake will be served.


Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit or contact Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807 or Ufemia Bernal Rios at 606.661.4816.


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private,

JJAB Meets At UNM-LA Wednesday, June 19

on June 12, 2019 - 4:32pm

JJAB News:

The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in Building 5 at UNM-LA.

The meeting agenda is available at

The public is welcome to attend.

Bingo Night: Friends+Fun+Prizes At IHM Hall Friday!

on June 12, 2019 - 4:25pm

State Engineer Reminds Well Owners Of Deadline For Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque Metering Order

on June 12, 2019 - 4:15pm

From the Office of the State Engineer:

SANTA FE -- State Engineer John R. D’Antonio Jr., P.E., Tuesday announced Tuesday a reminder of the Oct. 3, 2019, deadline to comply with the Metering Order for all well owners within the Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque (NPT) Basin Water Master District.

This order includes wells on the Nambé, Pojoaque, Tesuque and San Ildefonso Pueblos. The original order required totalizing flow meters to be installed and operational by Oct. 3, 2018, for every groundwater well within the NPT Water Master District.


Melissa Mackey Is New Library Youth Services Director

on June 12, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos County Library Youth Services Director Melissa Mackey stands by one of the displays in Mesa Public Library. Mackey officially stepped in the Youth Services Director position June 2. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Melissa Mackey started out as a part-time employee at the Los Alamos County Library; 16 years later she rose through the ranks to become the Youth Services Director.  

Mackey officially began her new position June 2 although she had served as the acting director since January.

New Mexico Press Association Hires Executive Director

on June 12, 2019 - 3:57pm

Sammy M. Lopez

NMPA News:

Sammy M. Lopez, a long time New Mexican media leader, has been appointed as executive director of the New Mexico Press Association.

“We are pleased to have retained the forward-looking services of this native New Mexican with a lifetime of experience in journalism and newspapers,” NMPA President Leota Brigida Harriman said. 

Lopez has served as a publisher for newspapers in Las Cruces, Farmington, Carlsbad, Ruidoso, Deming and Fort Sumner. All these newspapers are members of the New Mexico Press Association.

Lopez also served in executive capacities with World


Two Los Alamos High School Students Selected For 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 12, 2019 - 10:36am

Meghan Romero and Tianna McNiel-White, winners of the 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography,


The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation have announced that Tianna McNiel-White and Meghan Romero are the winners of the 2019 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a two or four-year degree at a college, university or technical-vocational program. It is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7 To June 11, 2019

on June 12, 2019 - 10:12am

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.

Aug. 28 at 7:16 a.m. / A 24-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her home on 39th Street.The estimated loss is unknown.


June 7 at 4:13 a.m. / Police arrested Brenden Brown, 29, of White Rock in Santa Fe on an outstanding arrest order.




June 7 at 10:13 p.m.

Los Alamos National Laboratory All-Woman Team Commands Rock-Zapping Laser On Mars

on June 12, 2019 - 9:53am

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team, from left, Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza and Cindy Little. Not pictured is Margie Root. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The laser that zaps rocks on Mars is commanded by a talented group of engineers and scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory—who also happen to all be women, a rarity in the engineering field.

“It’s unusual, simply because engineering still tends to be male-dominated,” said Nina Lanza, a planetary scientist on the team who has helped recruit some

Update: LAPD Main Dispatch Phone Working Again

on June 12, 2019 - 9:29am

Update: The main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 has remained stable and is back in use.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reports that the main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 is not working at the moment.

Citizens can use 505.662.8220 for non-emergency calls, he said.

The 911 lines have not been affected.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will report just as soon as notified that the main line is back up and working.


Rotary Club Hears About Delancey Street Mission

on June 12, 2019 - 9:15am

From left, Herman Laparovsky, Chris Briceno and Donald Rosenow, representatives from Delancey Street Foundation, spoke Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the work the non-profit does based from its 17-acre campus near Alcalde.  In addition to truck driving and moving, Delancey offers its residents vocational training in woodworking and furniture building, upholstery, catering and culinary arts, accounting, retail sales, wastewater management, livestock management, and landscaping.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 9:07am
LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr.
MOWW News:
The speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars June 18 dinner meeting is LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr. His broad background in global security should provide a very interesting and informative presentation on the future of warfare.
Note change in location: the meeting will be held in the dining room of American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr., behind Pasta Paradiso. Use the west side door to enter the dining room.
The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business

Eye To Eye With A Praire Dog In Valles Caldera

on June 12, 2019 - 8:40am
Los Alamos resident Anna Yarrow had a relaxed tête-à-tête with this praire dog Friday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Anna Yarrow

Udall, Lowenthal Call On President To Mobilize Federal Government To Deal With Plastic Pollution Crisis

on June 12, 2019 - 8:37am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D- Calif.) have called on President Trump to immediately mobilize the federal government to address the significant threat that mismanaged plastic waste poses to human health, public budgets, and to the sustainability of our waterways, oceans, and entire planet.
Pointing out the urgency of dealing with the crisis, the lawmakers write, “Approximately eight million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans annually, and this number is expected to double by 2030.”

AGU: China’s Bioluminescent Seas Glowing Brighter

on June 12, 2019 - 8:24am

Blue bioluminescence produced by red Noctiluca scintillans near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands. Researchers now have a way to study the sparkly organisms by satellite. Courtesy/Yu-Xian Yang, Lienchiang County Government, Taiwan


AGU News:


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists have, for the first time, used satellites to track the bioluminescent plankton responsible for producing “blue tears” in China’s coastal waters and found the sparkly creatures have become more abundant in recent years.


Red Noctiluca scintillans are single-celled organisms found in coastal waters all over the world.

Weekly Fishing Report: June 12

on June 12, 2019 - 8:17am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
This year is turning out to be one for the record books. Streamflows remain very high and are not likely to come down very much for some time.
On the Rio Grande in Colorado, streamflows are so heavy that Mineral County and Rio Grande County in Southern Colorado have closed the Rio Grande to ALL water sports due to the dangerous conditions.
All that water is headed downstream to New Mexico. It would not be surprising if heavy streamflows continue into July this year.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Owner Mike Luna Getting Creative At Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery

on June 12, 2019 - 8:02am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is owner Mike Luna of Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery, which specializes in high speed, high volume custom work with a machine that is definitely ‘not your mamma’s Bernina’. For more information, call 505.412.0488. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Police Shooting Involving SF County Sheriff’s Office

on June 12, 2019 - 7:52am
Melisco Gallegos
NMSP News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate a police shooting May 27 involving the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department (SFCSO)
SFCSO deputies responded to a domestic violence call at 32 Quail Run Dr., south of Santa Fe. As Deputy Frederick Trujillo arrived at the residence, he observed a male identified as Melisco Gallegos, 25, of Santa Fe yelling at deputies who were on scene prior to his arrival.
Deputy Trujillo attempted to make contact with Gallegos, who fled the residence in a station wagon.

Nakhleh: Exceptional Job By Parks & Recreation Dept.

on June 12, 2019 - 7:46am
From left, Aidan, his friend Wyatt and his friend Jon at Senior Appreciation Night 2019. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
I admit I was a little worried going into LAHS's graduation weekend: Not only did the Parks and Recreation Department have Big Head Todd and the Monsters coming into town for the Summer Concert Series, which was going to bring in a larger-than-average crowd, but the next day was Senior Appreciation Night.
It's a lot for one county department to be dealing with on a single weekend.

Science On Tap With Antonio Redondo June 17

on June 12, 2019 - 7:20am
LANL researcher Antonio Redondo
Creative District News:
The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conservation with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.
Many are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but most don’t give much thought to the science responsible for that crunchy candy shell.

PEEC: Meet Cowboys And Horses 6:30 P.M. Today

on June 12, 2019 - 7:19am
Learn about cowboys and their horses at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The Summer Family Evening at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center features a talk about cowboys and horses of Northern New Mexico.
Gene McCracken will be at this event with two horses and discuss what role horses play in a cowboy’s life. This is a great opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close and ask an expert any questions about horses.
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings in 2019, at

Canceled: Board Of Adjustment Meeting June 24

on June 12, 2019 - 7:17am
This is public notice that there are no applicants for the Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for Monday, June 24.
As such, there will not be a meeting.