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Public Offers Support For Animal Shelter

on February 22, 2019 - 5:39pm
Many community members attend the Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee meeting Wednesday night to show support for the animal shelter. Courtesy photo
Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee members during Wednesday night's meeting. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee's (ASAC) meeting Wednesday night in the Municipal Building featured a full house with many people voicing their support for the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
There had been some concern voiced prior to the meeting that the shelter would close due to

DPU Fixing Billing Errors For Portion Of White Rock ... Mailing Corrected Bills Next Week

on February 22, 2019 - 5:20pm

Map of affected area. Courtesy/DPU

DPU News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities indicate that they discovered an error on some utility bills generated Feb. 14 in a portion of White Rock.

 Billing cycles 13 and 14 in the northeastern section of White Rock had an error in the calculation that converts natural gas consumption into therms. This resulted in higher reported use and the customer was overcharged. 

DPU is fixing the error and will mail corrected bills to those customers next week. 

According to Deputy Utilities Manager Robert Westervelt, the heat content

Chamisa Elementary School Teachers Collaborate On Artist In Residence Project Funded By LAPS Foundation

on February 22, 2019 - 4:18pm

Artist in residence Gasali Adeyemo poses with a group of 4th graders at Chamisa Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPSF

A student proudly displays her artistic creation. Courtesy/LAPSF



When educators are able to spread lessons across multiple disciplines, it can be a really effective means of teaching, not to mention a lot of fun for the students.

Last fall, Chamisa Elementary Librarian Beverly Nelson submitted a grant to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to help fund an artist in residence for the 2017-18 school year.

LANL: Housing Sought For Incoming Summer Students

on February 22, 2019 - 7:56am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Do you have a short-term rental available this summer?
As the summer student hiring campaign begins, the Laboratory expects a large number of summer students to be in need of temporary housing. If you have a short-term (3-6 months) rental available this summer, please submit a completed rental ad form to

LAHS Choir In Concert With University Of Denver’s Lamont Chorale At Smith Auditorium Saturday

on February 22, 2019 - 7:47am
LAPS News:
Come hear Los Alamos High School’s Schola Cantorum in concert with University of Denver’s Lamont Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
Schola Cantorum is LAHS’s premiere mixed ensemble, having won state competitions twice, first in 2015 and again in 2017.
Los Alamos is the last stop on the Lamont Chorale’s tour of New Mexico, and they have already performed with Santa Fe and Albuquerque high school choirs.
The concert is free to attend and open to the public.

With Community’s Help ... Los Alamos Can Become Hockeyville USA!

on February 22, 2019 - 7:36am

LAHA News:

Fans of Los Alamos can help the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) make our community the next Hockeyville USA.

The association is participating in a contest, sponsored by Kraft, to show the Los Alamos ice rink embodies the spirit of Kraft Hockeyville USA with a grand prize of $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game.

With help from the Los Alamos Historical Society, the hockey association has prepared an entry story for the contest about the long, compelling history of hockey in Los Alamos, which dates to the days of the Los Alamos Ranch

Century Bank Provides Lunch To County Employees

on February 22, 2019 - 7:11am

Century Bank provided lunch for County employees Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site, as their way of saying ‘thank you’ to crews for their tireless efforts in fighting this winter’s snow storms. The Century Bank team of employees who set up and provided lunch are from left, employees Consumer Lender Paula Pena, VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton and Universal Banker Claudia Martinez, along with employees not pictured, Crystal Atencio and Daniel Maes. Courtesy/Los Alamos County Public Works Dept.

NWS: Today’s High Near 36, Tonight’s Low Around 19

on February 22, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts a strong storm in Arizona that will transport deep layer moisture to western and north central New Mexico today, where moderate to heavy snow will fall. The heaviest snow will fall along the west slopes and higher peaks of the mountains. Today’s high near 36 in Los Alamos with a 90 percent chance of daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 19 with an 80 percent chance of new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS


NWS: 1-3 Inches Of Snow Tonight & 3-7 Inches Friday

on February 21, 2019 - 8:32pm

The National Weather Service forecasts a 70 percent chance of snow tonight with wind gusts as high as 35 mph and a total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Friday’s high near 36 with a 90 percent chance of snow and a total accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Chamber Business After Hours Tonight Canceled

on February 21, 2019 - 5:03pm


Due to the forecasted winter storm warning, tonight's Chamber Business After Hours at the Los Alamos Medical Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Direct questions to Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.

In And Around Town: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting
7 p.m. at the White Rock Public Library. The program is “Coming Soon to a Genealogical Problem Near You”, focusing on new resources and exciting new technology for family history research. The traditional no-host social dinner is  5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.
Talk On Race And Racism

Edith Boulevard Rescheduled At Nature Center Feb. 24

on February 21, 2019 - 4:40pm

Deb Bluestone, left, and Clara Byom are the Abuquerque duo Edith Boulevard performing Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

When two classically trained musicians who play a variety of instruments and have fallen in love with every kind of folk music came together, the result was Edith Boulevard. Edith Boulevard's January concert was cancelled because of bad weather. It's been rescheduled for Sunday Feb. 24. The eclectic folk/classical duo will perform on violin, viola, accordion, keyboard and clarinet

Los Alamos Hockey’s History Of Energetic Volunteers

on February 21, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos Ranch School students playing hockey on the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
Los Alamos Historical Society

Hockey has been part of Los Alamos for more than 100 years.

One of the most iconic historic pictures in the community’s history is of a match at the Los Alamos Ranch School, with the students at the prestigious all-boys prep school playing hockey on a pond—in shorts, which they wore year ‘round. The Los Alamos History Museum proudly displays a set of hockey shin guards from those active boys.

Los Alamos, of course, is most famous as

CDD Building Department Earns National Accreditation

on February 21, 2019 - 9:07am
Front row from left, Kellee Fernandez of IAS, left, holds up the IAS accreditation plaque along with the Community Development Department building staff, which includes Chief Building Official Michael Arellano and Lenora Maes. Back row from left, Building staff David Martinez, left, Adrienne Lovato, Larry Valdez, Michael Marquez, Department Director Paul Andrus and Joe Dudziak. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Community Development Department (CDD) achieved a major milestone.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 22

on February 21, 2019 - 9:02am


Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend Community Development Department and Public Works Department tours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at various County locations.

A quorum may be present; however no action will be taken.

Mysteries Of Los Alamos Explored In New Podcast

on February 21, 2019 - 8:55am
Courtesy image
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Something weird and creepy is going on in Los Alamos and it’s not mysteriously appearing potholes ... it’s Secret City Files Podcast.

Since its launch in October the podcast, produced by three young Los Alamos writers, has been creeping out listeners with tales featuring mysteries and secret lore from Los Alamos and northern New Mexico. The podcast is more than halfway through its first season. It broadcasts every two weeks. All the episodes can be downloaded, not just the current one.

Aria and Matt

Los Alamos Rotary Club Seeks Funding Requests From Local Organizations

on February 21, 2019 - 8:29am

Recipients of some of last fall’s funding from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy/RCLA


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.

Applications are due March 29 and can be found on the Rotary Club’s website at

All projects will be


LAFD: Learn To Save A Life During CPR/AED Training

on February 21, 2019 - 8:20am

LAFD News:

February is American Heart Health Month. Each year more than 790,000 Americans have a heart attack and nearly 15 percent will die as a result.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart.

Time is a critical component to surviving a cardiac event, with every moment that passes, the chances of survival diminish tremendously. Moments count during a cardiac event.

The amount of heart muscle damaged is directly proportionate to the amount of

Birds Spotted feeding, fighting And frolicking In Snow

on February 21, 2019 - 7:27am

Various birds including this Steller's Jay are spotted feeding, fighting and frolicking in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Juncos fighting in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Spotted Towee eating in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Evening Grosbeaks in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Scouts BSA Program Now Available In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2019 - 6:48am

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2 at a recent meeting. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

This  month, the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls from fifth grade through high school into a newly named program called Scouts BSA, which allows girls the opportunities boys have, including becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

The move comes a year after girls from first to fifth grade were allowed to join Cub Scouts.

The Scouts BSA program is now available in Los Alamos.

Daily Postcard: Mountains Viewed From Quemazon

on February 21, 2019 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: The mountains viewed Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NWS: Today’s High Near 35, Tonight’s Low Around 26

on February 21, 2019 - 5:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 35 with a 40 percent chance of precipitation and a new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tonight’s low around 26 with a 70 percent chance of snow likely and a new snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Utility Work On Arizona Set For 8 a.m. Thursday

on February 20, 2019 - 6:50pm


Due to inclement weather, utility work on Arizona Avenue that was scheduled for Tuesday will occur instead Thursday, Feb. 21.

Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona, just east of 45 Street to locate a water leak. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane Thursday at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation.

Motorists can expect some delays.

Repairs to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

View Of Valle Toledo From Rim Run

on February 20, 2019 - 5:58pm
A view of the Valle Toledo from Rim Run as the powder was light and fluffy today on the Pajarito Mountain and more snow is expected. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
A view of the Valle Toledo from Rim Run today on the Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Los Alamos Gets Insight On Directing Short Play

on February 20, 2019 - 5:26pm

Jacqueline Reid, center, gives instruction to actor Eric Bjorklund on the precise timing of movements she wants his character to execute. Courtesy photo

LALT News:

Jacqueline Reid, a founding member of Fusion theatre in Albuquerque, recently taught a class on directing the short play at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.
The class attracted participants from Santa Fe, Dixon, Albuquerque and Arizona, as well as local residents, totaling 22 participants in all.
The class was subsidized by the Los Alamos Little Theatre, which provides instruction and promotes interest in the