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Daily Postcard: Moon Over Los Alamos

on April 11, 2018 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: The scene looking east recently from Kneht Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Foundation Gives Aspen Elementary School Educators Tools To Teach Empathy

on April 10, 2018 - 3:26pm

Aspen teacher Shelley Morey-Sloan poses in front of the ‘Empathy Tool Box for Teachers’. Courtesy/LAPSF



Shelley Morey-Sloan, a teacher at Aspen Elementary School, is well aware that students these days need not only learn the basic subjects like reading and math ... it is also crucial to their happiness for them to develop empathy, which is something that can be learned.

Last fall, Morey-Sloan applied for a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to build an “Empathy Tool Box for Teachers”. So far it has been a great success.

In her application to

Pajarito Chapter Of Embroiderers’ Guild Of ​America Meets April 14

on April 10, 2018 - 3:15pm
Pajarito Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America News:
Pajarito Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in the Gibson Fellowship Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos. 
This is a change from the traditional Monday time so that people who are busy during the week might attend. The program will be a ribbon embroidery project. Guests are always welcome.
Embroidery Opportunity
Embroidery is an ever-changing form of needle work.

Los Alamos Junior Wrestling Completes 2018 Season

on April 10, 2018 - 3:14pm
Los Alamos Junior Wrestling team title, city and state champions and finishers: Jack and Miles Simon, Cade Rich, Peyton Johnson, Nathan Duffield, Tyven Beaux, Gunner Moore, Blake Roberts, Andrew and Isaac Manzanares, Dylan McKee and Matt Brousseau and coaches Ken and Chandler. Not pictured is Bryce Dispenette. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Junior Wrestling team champions. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Junior Wrestling (LAJW) season has come to an end and has completed practices and all competitive events.
The team started with 20 wrestlers and 13 progressed to compete in

New Mexico Transit Association Elects Los Alamos Public Works Director Philo Shelton As New President

on April 10, 2018 - 1:22pm

Newly Elected NMTA President Philo Shelton

NMTA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) has announced that it has elected Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton as president of the New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) April 8 at its annual conference in Santa Fe. Shelton replaces Tony Mortillaro who remains on the board.

Four at large positions were up for election this year. Two new members were chosen and two others were re-elected.

  • NMTA’s 10-member board now includes:
  • Philo Shelton, president, holdover member, Los Alamos Public Works Director
  • Joe

Don Taylor’s Photography Grand Reopening Wednesday!

on April 10, 2018 - 10:21am



The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the Grand Reopening of Don Taylor’s Photography 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Chamber Business After Hours.

The new Don Taylor’s Photography studio is at 181 Central Park Square, next door to Origami Restaurant. Light refreshments will be served.

Taylor has been a professional photographer since 1978 and has attended many schools including the New England Institute of Professional Photography and the Winona Institute of Professional Photography, and is a graduate of the Hallmark

Land Commissioner Candidate SGR Opens Albuquerque Campaign Office

on April 10, 2018 - 10:11am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos takes her message statewide in her run to become the state's first woman Land Commissioner as she opens her newest campaign office Saturday at 6101 Candelaria NE in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

LAFD Honors Three At Promotion Ceremony

on April 10, 2018 - 9:41am

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel, from left, James Thwaites promoted to Safety Division Chief, Matt Munoz promoted to Captain and Sam Meyersick promoted to Driver/Engineer await the start of the promotion ceremony Monday at Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Kailey Thwaites pins a badge on her dad, Los Alamos Fire Department Safety Division Chief James Thwaites as her mom, Katie Thwaites and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald look on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Fire

A Lifelong Dream: Elizabeth J. Church To Speak At Historic Fuller Lodge

on April 10, 2018 - 9:27am

Author Elizabeth J. Church


For as long as she can remember Elizabeth J. Church has wanted to be a writer.

So it is a dream come true for her to be presenting her second novel “All the Beautiful Girls” to a Los Alamos audience at 7 p.m. April 26 at Fuller Lodge as part of the Los Alamos County Library System’s Authors Speak series.

After the talk, there will be a book signing.

Church, who grew up in Los Alamos, had a plan to begin the writer’s life immediately following college, but that was not to be.

American Western Artist, Adam Baker Makes Compelling Observation In Reference Photo

on April 10, 2018 - 9:26am
Adam Bakers Hermosa New Mexico painting
Original photo
Adam Baker/Courtesy photo
ART News:
Adam Baker did this painting based on an old photograph taken sometime between 1886 and 1900 of the town of Hermosa New Mexico. He first saw the photo when his daughter had been assigned a report for her New Mexico history class. As Baker studied the hodgepodge of characters in the photo, he knew he had to paint it, but what he discovered in the photo blew him away!
Baker’s daughter had chosen to do her report on Hermosa because of the main character in the photo.

LAPD Detention Center Sgt. Chris Romero Retires

on April 10, 2018 - 8:49am

Los Alamos Police Department Detention Center Sgt. Chris Romero, right, is congratulated on his retirement April 3 by Chief Dino Sgambellone. Romero has served with LAPD since 2002. His career in law enforcement began in 1995 when he joined the Department of Corrections. Chief Sgambellone presented Romero with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his service. Courtesy photo

Community Picnic & Fiber Arts At Los Luceros Sunday

on April 10, 2018 - 8:14am

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center, New Mexico Historic Sites and the Amigos de Los Luceros are partnering to host a community picnic and fiber arts activities at the Los Luceros Historic Site.

This event, which is the first in a series called Culture and Nature, is noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 and free and open to the public.

Community members are invited to meet at Los Luceros Historic Site, off State Route 68. Bring a lunch for the picnic, which begins at noon, followed at 1 p.m. with activities including weaving with natural materials and a sheep-shearing event.


Fundraiser Gala Spotlights Humanity Of Former Inmates & Importance Of Reintegration April 28

on April 10, 2018 - 7:22am
APH News:
ALBUQUERQUE — A Peaceful Habitation (APH) is hosting its annual gala fundraiser Saturday, April 28 to ultimately help formerly incarcerated women reintegrate into society. The gala is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott and includes raffle prizes, lunch and guest speakers including former Secretary of State Dianna Duran who plead guilty in 2015 for misusing state campaign funds.
Since 2007, APH has been helping a multitude of incarcerated and recently released women from New Mexico correctional facilities to transition back into society.

Full House Expected At 2018 Republican Candidate Meet & Greet At UNM-Los Alamos April 12

on April 10, 2018 - 6:53am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos and White Rock Public is invited to come get to know the 2018 Republican State and Local Candidates at a Meet & Greet Thursday, April 12, 6pm in Jeannette Wallace Hall, Building 5, UNM-LA. The event is being hosted by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and the Republican Party of Los Alamos.

Light refreshments will be served.

Confirmed candidates include: 

  • Mick Rich, U.S. Senate;
  • Steve McFall, Congressional District 3;
  • Steve Pearce, Governor representative Michael Horanburg;
  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, Lt. Governor;
  • JoHanna Cox, Secretary of State;
  • Wayne Johnson,

Daily Postcard: Trees Blossom On Rover

on April 10, 2018 - 6:53am

Daily Postcard: Small trees blossom Monday at a home on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Esteban Abeyta Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

on April 9, 2018 - 5:26pm

Esteban Abeyta. Courtesy/UNM

UNM News:

Los Alamos High School 2015 graduate Esteban Abeyta has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes distinguished students in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering.

Abeyta, a biochemistry major at the University of New Mexico, plans to get a Ph.D. and research pathogenic mechanisms that lead to diagnostic tools, vaccine development and the study of novel targets for drugs.

Abeyta said he is humbled and honored to be selected as a Goldwater Scholar.

“I could not be more thankful for the opportunities that this recognition

LA Council On Cancer Offers Seminar On Melanoma

on April 9, 2018 - 5:22pm

Los Alamos Council On Cancer News:

The American Cancer Society estimates that some 91,270 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018.

The rates of melanoma have been rising for the last 30 years and close to 10,000 people are expected to die of melanoma in this country this year.

While these statistics are alarming, melanoma, is less common than other types of skin cancer but it is more likely to spread. The good news is that melanoma can be found early when it is most likely to be cured.

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer is presenting a free community seminar on “New

Community Project For Pet Supply Collections April 13

on April 9, 2018 - 1:52pm
Courtesy image
Another student from the WEB Crew at Los Alamos Middle School, Elise Chavez, is working on a community project and hopes to get the community's support.
The eighth grader is hoping for mostly new items, although gently used are welcome. Donation items can be for dogs or cats and include; food, treats, hygiene items and toys.

Chavez, along with best buddy Brianna Fryer work together day in and day out as students, friends and now fundraisers.

“Brianna is always kind and I can trust her,” Chavez said.
Collections will go through Friday, April 13

PEEC: Spend Day Improving Cabra Loop Trail April 14

on April 9, 2018 - 1:23pm
Join a team of volunteers for a work day Saturday, April 14 on Cabra Loop Trail to clear over-hanging brush and improve drainage along the trail. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Celebrate Earth Day early by helping improve one of the local trails. Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe National Forest for a work day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14 on Cabra Loop Trail. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.
There will be trail maintenance jobs for all ages and U.S.

First National 1870 Hires Dolores F. Overton As Market President For Los Alamos And Santa Fe

on April 9, 2018 - 1:18pm
Dolores F. Overton
SANTA FE  First National 1870 is pleased to announce that Dolores F. Overton has joined its team in Santa Fe in the newly created role of Market President.
Overton is responsible for management and growth of the bank in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, with a focus on building and strengthening relationships with First National 1870’s customers and communities.
“It’s with immense excitement that we welcome Dolores Overton as the new Market President for Santa Fe and Los Alamos.

Matching Funds Exceeded For LACF’s Community Endowment For UNM-Los Alamos

on April 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
From left, Steve Boerigter, Rick Reiss, Rachel Kizielewicz, Cindy Rooney and Pat Soran. Courtesy photo
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Community Endowment for UNM-LA has surpassed the $5,000 in matching funds that were made available by the fund’s founding donors.
Pat Soran and Ann Hayes created the Community Endowment for UNM-LA last month and offered $5,000 in funds to match any donations made by other community members who contributed to the fund’s balance.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets April 17 With Speaker Dr. Robert J. Thomsen At Research Park

on April 9, 2018 - 12:47pm
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting is Tuesday April 17 with speaker Dr. Robert J. Thomsen, a retired dermatologist.
Dr. Thomsen has lived in Los Alamos since 1981. As a youth he was active in the Boys Scouts in Des Moines, Iowa. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He and Relf Price, along with Bill Erickson, are working on a book to be published in late summer about the history of Boy Scouting in Los Alamos from 1917 onward.
April 17 he will talk about the wartime conditions of Project Y and how the

23rd Annual Los Alamos Photographers' Show April 9 Through May 5 ... Opening 5:30 p.m. Today

on April 9, 2018 - 12:32pm
LAPC News:
The Los Alamos Photo Club is hosting its 23rd Annual Show April 9 through May 5 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.
The public is invited to the opening at 5:30 p.m. today as well as the April 17 Club walk-through. Both events will allow guests and participants to view submitted works and to interact informally with the photographers
The show is intended to give people who live and work in Los Alamos a chance to display their photos in a formal setting. Entries are not juried. However, prints on photographic paper are expected to be framed.

Los Alamos Cardiologist Anthony Sandoval Elected To New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame

on April 9, 2018 - 8:07am

Dr. Anthony Sandoval of  Los Alamos has been inducted into the 2017 New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Courtesy Photo

Dr. Anthony Sandoval of Los Alamos finishing a marathon in 1982 in Athens, Greece. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – In May of 1980, a 26-year-old medical student named Anthony Sandoval from Los Alamos set a U.S. Olympic Trials record with a 2:10:19 time in the marathon trial, earning his way on to the USA Olympic Team.

 “The ability to accomplish something this great in any individual athletic sport is statistically

Alexandra Berl Of Los Alamos Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

on April 9, 2018 - 7:56am

Alexandra Berl
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School 2014 graduate and University of California-Berkeley chemistry student Alexandra Berl has been offered a fellowship from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Some 2,000 awardees were selected following a national competition, which drew more than 12,000 applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.