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County Website Temporarily Unavailable Overnight

on March 9, 2018 - 10:53am


Los Alamos County’s website,, will be temporarily unavailable starting at 9 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Saturday, March 10.

The third-party host, Civic Live, will be moving the website over to a new server as part of a maintenance upgrade.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 9, 2018 - 10:41am

FBI Seeks Help Locating Missing Navajo Nation Man

on March 9, 2018 - 10:40am
Roger Johnson
FBI News:
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person from Yah-ta-hey, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation.
Roger Johnson, 69, was last seen Feb. 26, 2018.
Shortly before his disappearance, Johnson is believed to have been in the company of an unidentified individual, whom the FBI would like to contact.
Roger Johnson
This unidentified person is not considered a suspect at this time.
The Isleta Police Department is assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Bandelier March Activities For Year Of The Bird

on March 9, 2018 - 10:38am
White-throated swift. Courtesy/NPS


This is the third month of the worldwide Year of the Bird, and the staff at Bandelier chose white-throated swifts as the bird of the month.
So far the swifts haven't returned to Frijoles Canyon, but they could show up any day! One day the sky is quiet, and the next day there are suddenly small birds whizzing around, looking for insects. Besides the swifts, there will soon be violet-green swallows also animating the canyon skies.
The theme for March is pollinator and native plants.

NEA-New Mexico: Election Recommendations For State Treasurer, Attorney General And Secretary Of State

on March 9, 2018 - 10:35am
NEA News:
NEA-New Mexico Announces Election Recommendations for State Treasurer, Attorney General and Secretary of State
National Education Association – New Mexico President Betty Patterson and our elected Education Political Action Committee (EdPAC) announced today our Recommendation to our members of the 2018 re-election campaigns of:
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State;
  • Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer; and
  • Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General.
 “Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Tim Eichenberg, and Hector Balderas are Recommended for their 2018

State Warns Salon Owners About Phony Inspectors

on March 9, 2018 - 10:33am
New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Regulation and Licensing Department is warning New Mexico salon owners to be on the lookout for imposters posing as state inspectors and asking for payment of hundreds of dollars to supposedly avoid closure.
Scam artists are calling local nail salons and demanding payment of as much as $1,200 while threatening the owners with court action and closure of their shop. The scam often includes fraudulent documents, including letters and settlement agreements that look real, and are copied from genuine state documents.

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture: Thomas Romero On Sustaining Culture And Traditions Tuesday March 13

on March 9, 2018 - 9:48am

Thomas Romero

Los Alamos Historical Society News: 

Thomas Romero, executive director of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, will present “Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area: Sustaining Culture and Traditions” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at historic Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Romero will discuss the work of the Heritage Area, which covers the area of Taos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties. He will focus on the work of the organization over the last four years in creating sustaining partnerships with other cultural organizations.

Livy Snyder Of Los Alamos Awarded Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship In Venice, Italy

on March 9, 2018 - 9:13am
Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has received a Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship. Courtesy photo


Livy Snyder of Los Alamos has been awarded the highly competitive Peggy Guggenheim Museum Internship in Venice, Italy for Fall 2018.

The Peggy Guggenheim Internship Program engages students in the daily operations of a museum by engaging with staff members, educating public visitors and participating in museum projects. The internship culminates in the participant delivering a seminar based on their research during their time at the museum.

Snyder grew up in Los Alamos and is

LANL: Small Business Supplier Forum March 12

on March 9, 2018 - 9:08am
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting a Supplier Forum March 12 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Small Business Program and representatives from LANL's procurement organization will present the following free information sessions:
  • Small Business Program overview;
  • Understanding Ariba e-Sourcing;
  • LANL's Basic Ordering Agreement process;
  • Construction Projects- the RFP process; and
  • Upcoming Business Opportunities.
Submit RSVP and inquiries to

Friends Of Bandelier Announces Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award 2018 Recipient John Hogan

on March 9, 2018 - 9:01am
John Hogan presents a fire ecology talk to students. Courtesy/The Friends of Bandelier
John Hogan demonstrates the best technique for coring a tree. Courtesy/The Friends of Bandelier
The Friends of Bandelier

The Friends of Bandelier have chosen John Hogan as the 2018 recipient of the Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award.

The award is given annually to someone who has contributed to the health and well-being of our landscape and community.

Community Invited To Fish Fry Dinner At IHM Tonight

on March 9, 2018 - 9:00am

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus invite the community to the annual Lenten Fish Fry tonight.

Dinner is served 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road.

Meals for adults are $10 and include two pieces of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries.

Meals for children are $7 and include one piece of fried cod, freshly made coleslaw and rice or French fries or a grilled cheese sandwich and French fries.

All meals include lemonade or iced tea and homemade desserts.

Chamisa Elementary School Student Kyler Young To Attend Southwest District Kiwanis International

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am
Chamisa sixth grader Kyler Young with his art teacher Renee Mitsunaga. Young will represent K-kids of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. Courtesy photo


Sixth grade student Kyler Young from Chamisa Elementary School has been selected to represent the K-kids Club of New Mexico at the Southwest District Kiwanis International. 

K-kids is a service club sponsored by the Kiwanis and led by elementary students, that is designed to teach the value of helping others by taking part in community service projects.

Young was nominated by his peers and art

Los Alamos Democrats Meet At UNM-LA Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

At this meeting, delegates will discuss their experiences at the State Pre-primary Convention.

Chamber Business Breakfast Features Talk On County’s New Proposed Sign Code Thursday March 15

on March 9, 2018 - 8:18am


The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 2, Room 230.

Los Alamos County Planning ManagerTamara Baer will present the County’s new proposed Sign Code, with a focus on how it may affect the business community.

Revisions to the County Sign Code were prompted by a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the requirement for content neutrality in the regulation of speech, including signage.

Los Alamos County Settles Sherman Dog Case

on March 9, 2018 - 8:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has reached a settlement agreement with Leslie Sherman in connection with an incident in March 2017 where a small dog was killed by Sherman’s dogs at an Acoma Lane residence in White Rock.

A petition to adjudicate the two dogs as dangerous was filed in September in First Judicial Court by Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.

Sherman was charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in April with two counts of keeping an animal known to be vicious and likely to attack human beings.

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunset Lights Sky

on March 9, 2018 - 8:00am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunset lights the sky recently over Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces New Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen

on March 8, 2018 - 10:33pm

UWNNM Chair Steve Boerigter introduces new Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen who addresses the crowd at this evening’s Annual Recognition Night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, left, with new Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen at this evening’s Recognition Night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

United Way of Northern New Mexico announced this evening that the organization has selected a new executive


Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned Today

on March 8, 2018 - 9:40am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a one-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed Thursday, March 8.
With thirty five percent of the 755-acre treatment area under snow pack, the areas adjacent to the snow pack are to be treated. 
The treatment area is approximately three miles east of the City of Santa Fe on the south end between Nichols and McClure Reservoirs.

Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Help Restore And Rebuild National Parks

on March 8, 2018 - 9:39am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to address the maintenance backlog at our national parks.
The National Park Restoration Act will help restore and rebuild roads, buildings, campgrounds, trails and water systems in New Mexico’s 15 national parks, improving facilities for the more than 1.7 million yearly visitors to the parks.
“From the ancient wonders in Chaco Culture National Historical

New Mexico Democrats Announce $16 Million Grant To Repair Southwest Chief Line

on March 8, 2018 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded New Mexico’s Colfax County a $16 million grant to replace segments of aging rail line on which Amtrak’s Southwest Chief operates.
The grant, which was awarded under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, will fund critical repair work in New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado.

Shin: Thanks To Our Governor For SB17 Veto!

on March 8, 2018 - 8:05am
Candidate for House District 43

A big thanks to our Governor for her veto of Senate Bill 17! Our Legislature should advocate for policies that bring more job creators to our state, not drive them away. Susana Martinez was right to veto this onerous and flawed tax policy on the #1 job creator in Northern New Mexico. 

Senate Bill 17 failed to meet the following Legislative Finance Committee tax policy principles:

1. Adequacy: Revenue should be adequate to fund needed government services. Our elected representatives lobbied vigorously for SB 17, not to secure funding for

Community Weighs In On Camp May Water Pipeline

on March 8, 2018 - 7:57am

Los Alamos resident Ed Birnbaum offers his thoughts on the Camp May Water Pipeline project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Will the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project offer aid to Pajarito Ski Area  and resources to help fight wildfires or is it just the first building block for condos and other major developments on the mountain?


During a public meeting hosted by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Thursday night at UNM-LA, citizens voiced their support, questions and skepticism about what

Michelle Lujan Grisham Statement On Planned Parenthood Action Fund Endorsement

on March 8, 2018 - 7:54am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
Following the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued this statement:

“Women across New Mexico trust Planned Parenthood to be both their healthcare provider and their advocate. I am honored that Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico has placed its trust in me to be our state’s next governor. I will always fight to make sure that deeply personal decisions about reproductive healthcare remain between a woman, her family, and her doctor.

Attorney Elizabeth Allen Running For Municipal Judge

on March 8, 2018 - 7:52am
Elizabeth Allen at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday speaking about her decision to run for Municipal Court judge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos attorney Elizabeth K. Allen stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to discuss her decision to run for Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge.

“I started thinking about elective office in 2017 … it was a hard year in our country and at the same time a lot of inspiring things began to happen especially with the women’s movement,” Allen said.

Pearce Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

on March 8, 2018 - 7:52am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce invites high school students from across New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for this years’ Congressional Art Competition.
Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the country have participated at the local level. 
The winning entry will be displayed on the grounds of the United States Capitol, hanging in the tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.