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Regional Coalition Meeting Canceled

on April 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

Council Approves Moratorium On Code Enforcement

on April 5, 2018 - 10:25am
Residents line up to voice their opinion on the code enforcement issue during the public comment period of Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A range of emotions was on display at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Yet despite the anger and frustration expressed, the meeting concluded with applause.

Attendees showed appreciation toward the Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution for a 60-day moratorium of the County’s code enforcement program.

Robinson: Happy Earth Month!

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
Los Alamos resident James Robinson is chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation and a candidate for Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo
Candidate For County Council

April marks the beginning of Earth Month and Los Alamos will celebrate our planet with events like the annual Earth Day Festival April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and Clean Up Los Alamos April 28.

These events are fantastic opportunities for Los Alamos to celebrate the amazing nature that we are privileged to have surrounding our community and learn how we can live symbiotically

UNM-LA Advisory Board: No Tuition Increases

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
UNM-LA Director of Business Operations Bob Harmon addresses the Advisory Board about the FY19 budget with Dean of Instruction Sharon Hurley seated to his left. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
Monday, April 2 the UNM-LA Advisory Board unanimously approved the FY19 budget, with a focus on maintaining and further developing services to the students and community without increasing tuition.
Bob Harmon, UNM-LA’s Director of Business Operations, presented the budget which he described as a relatively flat budget.

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Jacqueline Mirabal-Martinez

on April 5, 2018 - 9:48am

Matt Munoz Promoted To Captain At LAFD

on April 5, 2018 - 9:47am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver/Engineer/Paramedic Matt Munoz has been promoted to Captain. Munoz joined LAFD as a rookie in 2009 after obtaining his Bachelors in University Studies at the University of New Mexico. In 2013, he became a paramedic and in 2015 he was promoted to driver/engineer. Photo by Wesley Walker

Robert & Barbara Skaggs Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on April 5, 2018 - 9:32am

Dr. Robert and Barbara (Hurley) Skaggs were married April 7, 1958, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Las Cruces. They have shared life in many places and traveled to more than 30 countries together. Most of their working careers were spent at Los Alamos National Laboratory from which they both retired. They have five children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The couple now lives in Nambe.

NNSA: LANL Road Construction Contract Awarded

on April 5, 2018 - 9:30am

NNSA News:

Road improvements to several stretches of highways to and from Los Alamos National Laboratory will begin in about a month, following a $7 million contract award to Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc.

The road project is part of a $34.5 million settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

The Supplemental Environmental Projects agreement requires DOE to perform several safety and environmental improvements to support LANL operations.

“This has been a

Sara Scott Discusses Interest In Seat On Council

on April 5, 2018 - 9:25am
Sara Scott visited the Los Alamos Daily Post recently to discuss her reasons for entering the race for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Sara Scott is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council on the Democratic ticket and stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss her reasons for entering the race.

“Living in Los Alamos for close to 30 years – raising children, working at the Laboratory, and enjoying our recreational (hiking, skiing, mountain biking, golfing…), cultural, and

Lunch With A Leader: Dr. Kurt Steinhaus April 17

on April 5, 2018 - 9:22am
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
LWV News:
This month’s Lunch with a Leader, a community event put on by the League of Women Voters, will feature Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus of Los Alamos Public Schools. The lunch is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Mesa Public Library.
Steinhaus will discuss school funding and the effect it has on Los Alamos in particular.
Steinhaus was born in Los Alamos and has dedicated his career to education. His Bachelor’s degree is in music education.

Historical Society: Secret Letters

on April 5, 2018 - 9:12am
Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Historical Society
Do you remember the last time you received an important letter—a real letter written in ink on real paper?
In today’s world of texts, instant messages, and e-mails, it’s rare to get a genuine letter anymore. Yet historians are privileged to make discoveries with historic letters and
documents on a regular basis, and sometimes, something really special comes along.
A few months ago, one of the volunteers at the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives and Collections was going through a box donated over a decade

Hadassah Sponsors ‘Run For Her Life’ April 22

on April 5, 2018 - 9:11am


Join the 8th annual Run for Her Life, a fundraiser sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah for breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel.

The 5k/10k run/walk is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 22 at East Park on East Road (Hwy 502). Registration is open on Event Brite. For more information, visit the Los Alamos Hadassah Chapter Facebook page.

The first 70 participants will receive a 2018 “Run for her Life” T-shirt. Water and energy refreshments will be available.

One of the leaders in the fight against breast cancer is Dr.

Light In The Desert: Photographs From The Monastery Of Christ In The Desert Opening At Governor’s Gallery

on April 5, 2018 - 9:06am
Light in the Desert. Photo from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien
NMHM News:
SANTA FE  It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu shortly after it was founded.
Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.
An exhibition titled, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by photojournalist Tony O’Brien opens Friday, April 27 at

Council Proclaims April 8-14 Crime Victims Rights Week

on April 5, 2018 - 8:55am

During the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone accepts a proclamation from Councilor Antonio Maggiore on behalf of the Council designating the week of April 8-14 as ‘Crime Victims’ Rights Week’ in Los Alamos County. Chief Sgambellone thanked the Council for its recognition of victims of crime, not only in the Los Alamos community but around the nation. He said LAPD has increased its capacity to help victims in the community through its victims’ advocates. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Historical Society Lecture By Leslie Poling-Kempes

on April 5, 2018 - 8:13am


Los Alamos Historical Society’s 2017-2018 lecture series “100 Years on The Pajarito Plateau” presents popular Abiquiu-based author Poling-Kempes, speaking about her latest book, “Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and their Adventures in the American Southwest”.

The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

The book is the true story of remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world, including

Daily Postcard: October Promises Kept In April

on April 5, 2018 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: October bulb planting leads to bright yellow daffodils blooming in April at a residence on North Mesa. Photo by Linda Hull

Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Death Of MLK

on April 4, 2018 - 11:20pm

Martin Luther King Jr. stands behind President Lyndon Johnson as he signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Courtesy Cecil Stoughton/White House Press Office

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in 1963. Courtesy Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress

The civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965. Courtesy Peter Pettus/Library of Congress

Staff Report

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

King (Jan.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Patrick Sullivan At LACDC

on April 4, 2018 - 3:33pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Executive Director Patrick Sullivan at the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation at 190 Central Park Square. Sullivan worked for the LACDC for seven years, spent four years working elsewhere and returned to the LACDC 3.5 years ago as executive director. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Public Astronomy Dark Night April 14

on April 4, 2018 - 2:41pm
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding their first County-Sponsored Dark Night or 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.  
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Venus, as well as Jupiter and its moons will potentially be visible during the evening.
There will be a tour of the late-winter and spring constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Pasta Dinner Benefits Hilltopper Baseball Thursday

on April 4, 2018 - 8:53am

Mountain Centers Free Rock Climbing Trip April 14

on April 4, 2018 - 8:21am
AIR News:
Adventures in Recovery is going on a climbing adventure and wants to invite community members to join in.
AIR is a free open-enrollment program that focuses on maintenance in recovery through connecting with one's self, each other and nature, through adventure. This event is 100 percent free and all gear is provided. No previous Mountain Center experience is necessary.
Email Colleen at for more information, or visit

Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance April 15

on April 4, 2018 - 8:16am
Dance Alliance performs in November 2014. Courtesy photo
Join the fun with the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance for the sixth Fiesta de la Primavera 3 p.m., April 15 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. 
Each year in April the Alliance brings the “aire” of Spain to the historic Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge, filling it with the sounds, movements and rhythms of traditional and contemporary Flamenco music and dance. 
Imagine pomegranate trees in bloom and the sound of water running in magical fountains somewhere inside the Alhambra’s fortress walls as castanets roll, feet

PAC 8 Television Listings: April 6-12

on April 4, 2018 - 8:13am
PAC 8 TV schedule for April 6-12:
Friday, April 6, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 4-03-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast 
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos Heart Council – Fantastic Voyage Through Your Heart – New Ways to Treat Heart Disease
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, April 7, 2018 
  • Free Speech TV

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted On 40th Street

on April 4, 2018 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted recently with a small herd milling around 40th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Deer form a line to cross the road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAFD Invites Community To Promotional Ceremony

on April 3, 2018 - 4:55pm

LAFD News:

The community is invited to attend a Promotional Ceremony honoring three firefighters at the Los Alamos Fire Department:

  • Division Chief James Thwaits;
  • Fire Captain Matthew Munoz; and
  • Driver Engineer Samuel Meyersick.

The Promotional Ceremony is 10 a.m. Monday, April 9 in the Training Room at Fire Station 3, 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock.