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BLM: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument To Change Hours

on March 12, 2018 - 6:14am
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument on the Pajarito Plateau in north central New Mexico. Courtesy/BLM
BLM News:
ALBUQUERQUE — The Bureau of Land Management and the Pueblo de Cochiti have announced a change in hours for the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in an effort to better manage the resources of the monument, protect its fragile formations, and ease staffing shortages. 
Entry into the monument will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the monument closing to visitors at 5 p.m.
During the summer months, the monument experiences increased visitation.

Udall On Resignation Of US Ambassador To Mexico

on March 12, 2018 - 6:02am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, announced her resignation:
“With the resignation of Ambassador Jacobson, the State Department is losing an exceptional public servant whose expertise and determination have been critical to sustaining a strong relationship with Mexico, one of our most vital allies.

‘Secondary Cause Of Death' Opens At LALT March 16

on March 12, 2018 - 6:01am

Los Alamos

It’s been three long years since Los Alamos Little Theater treated audiences to Peter Gordon’s “Murdered to Death.”

Finally, thespians will stage the much anticipated sequel, “Secondary Cause of Death,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 16-31, and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the LALT Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Tickets at $14/$12 for students and seniors are available at CB FOX, online, and at the door 30 minutes prior to performances.

It’s 1939, and Colonel Charles Craddock has inherited Bagshot House, the setting for

U.S. Sen. Heinrich Questions Witnesses During Senate Intel Hearing On Security Clearance Reform

on March 12, 2018 - 5:54am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned witnesses during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence open hearing on the security clearance process for both government and industry alike.
Heinrich raised concerns about the rules governing interim Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearances, an issue that came to light following the departure of White House aide Rob Porter because of his record of domestic abuse against his former wives, and the downgrading of senior adviser Jared Kushner's

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets March 20

on March 12, 2018 - 5:29am
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting of the Military Order Of The World Wars is Tuesday, March 20 with speaker State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. She will be talking about what happen at the recently completed legislative session.
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Lays Out 2018 Priorities

on March 12, 2018 - 5:14am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján moved more than 1,500 Democrats statewide to action, rallying them Saturday during the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s Pre-Primary Convention to take back Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.

Luján focused on key issues for the Democratic Party such as veterans needs, healthcare, women’s rights and an economy that works for middle class families.  
He also highlighted the importance of the 2018 midterm elections. 

“2018 is a year of opportunity.

Daily Postcard: Snow Scene Sunday Night On Trinity

on March 12, 2018 - 5:00am

Daily Postcard: Snow fell on Los Alamos Sunday including this evening scene on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sunshine Week: Open Government Is Good Government

on March 11, 2018 - 10:01am
General Counsel
National Sunshine Week 2018 begins today and runs through March 17.

“The basic purpose of FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed.” ... United States Supreme Court in NLRB v. Robbins Tire Co., 437 U.S. 214, 242 (1978)

July 4, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the first Federal sunshine law in the U.S.

Udall, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Critical School Safety Legislation

on March 11, 2018 - 9:46am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, legislation that invests in early intervention and prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens — including providing key resources to strengthen school safety in Native communities. 
The STOP School Violence Act authorizes the Department of Justice to make grants to states and Tribal

Church Of Christ Host 6th Women's Mini-conference

on March 11, 2018 - 1:33am
Benevolence activity during the 2017 Women2Women Conference Courtesy photo

Worship News:

“Growing in God’s Goodness” is the theme of the sixth annual county-wide “Women2Women” mini-conference.

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, is 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Brunch will be served.

The church began sponsoring the county-wide

New Mexico Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention Results, Platform And Scenes

on March 11, 2018 - 1:24am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich who is running for reelection excoriates Republicans during his presentation at the Democratic Party of New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo by George Chandler

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan who is running for reelection does his mom, left, proud as he enunciates the theme of the convention: Take it Back’. Photo by George Chandler

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham who is running for governor starts her speech, a protestor interrupts and is removed by security, MLG reacts, resumes, calls for respect for opposing views.

St. Patrick's Day Dance Party: Celebrate With Jenny And The Mexicats At The National Hispanic Cultural Center

on March 11, 2018 - 1:23am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ― Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a night of fun with Jenny and the Mexicats at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 in the Grand Ball Room, Pete V. Domenici Education Center.
Tickets are $25, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at (505).724.4771, or at The event is presented in partnership with Pop FizzAMP Concerts, and Tricklock Company.
Jenny and the Mexicats have been described as a "revelation in true world music," as well as a band that "came together in an amazing way." Lead singer Jenny,

Liddie’s Traditional NM Dishes: Enchiladas Compuestas

on March 11, 2018 - 1:22am

Enchiladas Compuestas by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Daily Post is introducing today a new food column by Liddie Martinez who will share her traditional New Mexican dishes once a month with our readers.


Española Valley

I learned how to cook traditional New Mexican dishes at my Grandmother’s side. We raised a few animals, a small flock of chickens and a vegetable garden so, my methods are still Farm to Table, a new buzz phrase in the world of cuisine but a centuries’ old tradition in Northern New Mexico that is still alive and well.

LAPD Officer Deploys To Middle East

on March 11, 2018 - 1:22am

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Natalee Trujillo is deploying to the Middle East next month with the U.S. Army Reserves. A 2006 graduate of Los Alamos High School, she was last deployed in 2014 to Afghanistan. She has been a police officer for four years and plans to return to LAPD following a year of military leave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

State Auditor Begins Statewide Training Sessions To Stop Corruption And Waste Of Taxpayer Funds

on March 11, 2018 - 1:21am
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
SILVER CITY  State Auditor Wayne Johnson hit the road today in his efforts to stop corruption and waste in government spending.
He kicked off a statewide tour to train local officials and CPAs who partner with Johnson’s office to conduct audits of government entities. This annual training teaches new regulations and processes to spot waste, fraud and abuses of public money, like the $12,000 in personal credit card charges recently found in Silver City municipal government.
“These trainings are an important step in our work to stop

LANB Brings Students From El Camino Real Academy To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 11, 2018 - 1:20am
El Camino Real Academy 5th graders visit to the Bradbury Science Musuem thanks to a generous transportation grant from Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

An El Camino Real Academy 5th grader at the Bradbury Museum during a field trip sponsored by LANB. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM


BSMA News:
Twenty-five 5th graders from El Camino Real Academy enjoyed a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum, thanks to a grant provided by Los Alamos National Bank, that pays for the student’s and teacher’s transportation to the museum.
Liddie Martinez, LANB Market President

Fr. Glenn: Ever Ancient, Ever New

on March 11, 2018 - 1:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

(Saturday morning) “Aaugh! The internet is down!! Panic! PANIC!!!”

Such is our dependence on this modern mode of communication. What would it be like, I wonder, if the internet and phones went down for a long period. Perhaps like “Dawn of the Living Dead”, young people especially would wander zombie-ish … thumbs spontaneously twitching by long-acquired habit, desperate to text.

I couldn’t help but laugh recently when a priest friend of mine—a bit of a comic—after frantically searching for, and finally finding, his

LAPD Announces Annual Employee Awards

on March 11, 2018 - 1:15am

Los Alamos Police Department staff at their annual awards banquet, from left, Det. Matt Lyon, Det. Ryan Wolking, Sgt Daniel Roberts, Sgt. Chris Ross, Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez, Cpl. James Keane and Chief Dino Sgambellone. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenze who is the school resource officer for Los Alamos High School receives the Officer of the Year Award from Chief Dino Sgambellone. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Police Department has announced the names of those who received awards during its annual banquet honoring employees for their

LAPS: Community Budget Meeting March 19

on March 11, 2018 - 1:11am
LAPS News:
The next Los Alamos Public Schools Budget Meeting is 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the White Rock Branch Library.
Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.
The meeting will include a review of the budget development process and time for community members to ask questions, give ideas and suggest how funds would be best utilized.  
School Board Members will also be discussing the budget during the upcoming School Board Work Session March 29 at the Topper Freshman Academy, as well as during the

SGR Presents Legislative Wrap-up To Rotary Club

on March 11, 2018 - 1:07am

Dist. 43 State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard recently presented a legislative wrap-up at a Rotary Club meeting, describing this year's session at the Roundhouse. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Film Office: Amazon Studios Television Series 'Too Old To Die Young' To Shoot Episode In Albuquerque

on March 11, 2018 - 1:05am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Thursday that the Amazon Studios television series, "Too Old to Die Young," began principal photography of an episode March 6 in Albuquerque.
Production on the episode, which will utilize both first and second unit crews, will continue through March before returning to Los Angeles. 

The production will employ 75-100 New Mexico crew members, 20 cast/stunt New Mexico actors and approximately 240 New Mexico background talent, including stand-ins. 

"Too Old to Die Young" explores the criminal underbelly of Los

Belisama Irish Dance: Rhythm Of Fire March 17

on March 11, 2018 - 1:05am
Courtesy/Minesh Bacrania
ART News:
Belisama Irish Dance School invites the community to attend Rhythm of Fire 2018, this St. Patrick’s Day at 5 p.m., at the James A. Little Theater at the Santa Fe School for the Deaf in Santa Fe.
A fun, energetic evening of Irish dance and music, ranging from the traditional to more contemporary is great for the whole family. Maria Jones performs on fiddle with her original Irish and Scottish tunes.
Tickets are $15 for children/students/seniors and $20 for adults. Visit to purchase.
Belisama Irish Dance School has

Apple Hill String Quartet Residency In Los Alamos

on March 11, 2018 - 1:04am
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency March 22 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
LAAC News:
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency featuring a free master class 3:30-5 p.m. and a gala concert 7-8:30 p.m. March 22 in Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
Called “dashing and extraordinary” by Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts that present interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned