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Caution: Roads Getting Slick In Los Alamos Area

on February 19, 2018 - 4:29pm

Caution: Roads are getting slick throughout Los Alamos due to today's rain and hail including this intersection at 4 p.m. today with the temperature at 32 degrees and dropping at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPS: ‘Just Stop!’ For Our School Buses

on February 13, 2018 - 11:11am

LAPS kicks off bus safety campaign Wednesday called, ‘Just Stop!’ Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will be kicking off its bus safety campaign Feb. 14 called, “Just Stop!” in order to encourage drivers in Los Alamos to be extra vigilant and stop when the stop arm is extended on school buses.

Over the course of the next few weeks, LAPS will be displaying signs and banners across the county to remind drivers to be careful.

Since the beginning of the school year, and even the start of the new semester, LAPS Director of Facilities and Transportation Keith Rosenbaum has

Hadassah: ‘Perspectives From A Visit To Cuba’ Feb. 19

on February 11, 2018 - 1:09am

A 1950’s car in Cuba. Photo by Martin Cooper
A tobacco farmer in Cuba. Photo by Martin Cooper
 
By LAURA LOY
Los Alamos

Cuba, a country closed to American tourism for many years, remains a mystery to many of us. Local photographer Martin Cooper will give an inside glimpse into this fascinating and mysterious country as he presents a slide show of his recent trip there.

The event, which is sponsored by Hadassah, is 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the White Rock Branch Library.

“This was an extraordinary opportunity to see a country that has been frozen in time since the communist takeover by

News Alert: Crash At 502 On-ramp ... Use Truck Route

on January 29, 2018 - 9:10am

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department has asked anyone traveling from White Rock to Los Alamos this morning to use the truck route due to an accident at the on-ramp at 502 and N.M. 4.

Police and fire personnel are on the scene. Traffic flow is continuing slowly up the Main Hill Road, however, LAPD strongly suggests using the truck route.

 

 

 

 

State Police: February Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols

on January 27, 2018 - 7:53am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February 2018.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving. 

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

  • Who: New

UPDATE: Date Change For Tour WWII Museum In New Orleans

on January 27, 2018 - 6:13am

TRAVEL News:

The dates to travel to the WWII Museum in New Orleans for Los Alamos area veterans and their friends have changed. The dates are now Monday, April 23 to Saturday, April 28. Reservatons for lodging are critical and will still be needed by Feb. 1 due to high seasonal demand.

The bus departs Los Alamos Saturday, April 21 and returns April 26. Reservatons for lodging are critical by Feb. 1 due to high seasonal demand.

The Museum is the main focus of this group and two days are planned for viewing the many displays.

Construction On N.M. 502 Shoulder Begins Tuesday

on January 18, 2018 - 3:04pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the north shoulder of N.M. 502, just west of Camino Entrada. 

Weather permitting, work may begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continue through the month of February. 

 Working 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, crews will be upgrading equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The project footprint is limited to the shoulder and should have minimal impacts on traffic. 

Daily Post Reporter Spots Humpback Whales

on January 18, 2018 - 6:57am

On the final day of her vacation Monday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey photographs a citizen science data collection activity she took part in at Dallmann Bay. The team collected samples of phytoplankton, which are the organisms that krill feed on. The study is looking at whether climate change has any effect on phytoplankton populations. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Three humpback whales are spotted Monday morning while in route to Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Annual 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on January 18, 2018 - 6:53am
Last year Demitrius Sisneros showed kindness to his classmate Kent Teshima. After days of vigorous walking in DC, Kent's legs were really hurting. They wanted no part of a wheelchair so his buddy Demitrius carried him all over DC for the next two days, including up and down the stairs of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials! Courtesy photo
 
LAMS News:
 
There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.

State Transportation Commission To Meet Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the NMDOT General Office Training Rooms 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504.  
 
The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. 
 
The agenda is available on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en/TC_Publications.html or by calling (505).827.5258.

Daily Post Reporter Spots Giant Elephant Seals

on January 14, 2018 - 6:14am

Giant elephant seals spotted Friday on Jenny Island in Antarctica by Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey who is vacationing in the area. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Giant elephant seals. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

NCRTD: Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule

on January 12, 2018 - 12:28pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) schedule and closures for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 15:

RTD “Blue Bus” and RTD Chile Line routes will not be in service with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, which will operate on its normal weekday schedule.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico

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Mountaineers: A Month In South Africa: Climbing, Cuisine, Culture, More Climbing And Critters Jan. 23

on January 12, 2018 - 8:10am
Sarah Gustafson of Los Alamos climbing at Waterfall Boven in South Africa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers
 
MOUNTAINEER News:
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers monthly program features a talk by Los Alamos residents Sarah and John Gustafson describing their trip to South Africa in August 2017, including climbing at Waterfall Boven, consorting with penguins, cruising for lions, contemplating South African culture, and consuming exquisite cuisine.

The meeting is Tuesday. Jan. 23 in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey Tours Neko Harbor In Antarctica

on January 12, 2018 - 7:08am
During her vacation Thursday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey takes a tour of Neko Harbor, an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay. Photo by Ray Laskey

Scene From Half Moon Bay In Shetland Islands

on January 10, 2018 - 2:34pm
Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey is visiting Half Moon Bay today in the Shetland Islands and checking out a rookery of chinstrap penguins during her vacation in Antarctica. Courtesy photo

Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department Trip To Greece

on January 9, 2018 - 8:31am
SFCC News:
 
Greece with a Difference! Sign Up for this Continuing Education Adventure. Have you always wanted to see the Acropolis? Learn about the oracle of Delphi? Spend a few days on a Greek island?
 
You can do these and lots more through a Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education trip. This budget-friendly tour May 5 through 19 includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner each day, entrance fees, all ground and ferry transportation and lodging.
 
Information Sessions
  • 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Room 408, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue
  • 5:30-7 p.m.,

Reservoir And Access Road Closed To Public Monday

on January 6, 2018 - 11:26am

Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/LANL

COUNTY News:

Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road, will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 through the summer of 2018.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding

Pajarito Acres/La Senda Shoulder Work Begins Jan. 8

on January 5, 2018 - 8:52am

COUNTY News:

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews will start work in La Senda and Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Crews will be repairing shoulders in the neighborhoods where asphalt on the side of the roadways has started to degrade and crumble. Crews will be adding fill to these damaged areas to support the roadway.

It is expected that work should last approximately two weeks.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution when driving near the construction zone.

Any questions can be directed to the Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets office at

Los Alamos Residents Tour Holy Land

on January 4, 2018 - 7:26am

Roger and Lilly Anaya of Los Alamos and parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church are on a trip to the Holy Land with 54 pilgrims from all over the country being led by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio. Courtesy photo

Roger Anaya of Los Alamos makes friends with a donkey shepherd while on his trip to the Holy Land. There are about 20 pilgrims from New Mexico including Roger and his wife Lilly Anaya and John and Connie Russell from Los Alamos. Former IHM Pastor John Carney is leading the New Mexico congregation.

County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on January 2, 2018 - 11:55am

Transportation Board To Meet Thursday, Jan. 4

on December 30, 2017 - 5:47am
COUNTY News:
 
The Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in Room No. 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. LIAISONS' REPORTS
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6. OLD BUSINESS
  • Approval of the Revised 2018 Transportation Board Meeting Schedule.
    • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board.
7. NEW BUSINESS
  • Approval of the FY19 Transportation Board Work Plan.
    • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board and Philo

New Year’s Buzz Bus Reservations Open Thursday

on December 27, 2017 - 9:43am

NMSP Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols In January

on December 27, 2017 - 9:41am
NMSP News:
 
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2018.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.
  • Who: New

Europe Coffee And Cocoa Sale At LANB Dec. 20-21

on December 19, 2017 - 1:02pm
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Love coffee? Looking for last minute meaningful gifts? Stop by LANB for a free cup of coffee as you finish your holiday errands Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and support amazing Los Alamos students and educational travel.

The Europe 2018 Holiday Coffee and Cocoa Sale is 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Thursday Dec. 21 in the lobby of LANB at 1200 Trinity Dr.
 
Coffee is $13 for a 10 oz. bag, whole bean or ground, freshly roasted in French Roast, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, and Decaf.

East Bound Trinity Drive Lane & Median Closure

on December 19, 2017 - 8:23am

COUNTY News:

Road construction and traffic diversion begins at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and continues through Dec. 26 while crews adjust manholes.

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division of Public Works will close the eastbound inside lane and median between 15th and 20th Street.

The closure will remain in place over the Holiday weekend to allow for concrete to set.

The County asks motorists to slow down and be mindful of workers in the traffic control zone.

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