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Sipapu Management Group Officially Begins Operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area!

on October 20, 2014 - 4:27pm

LASC News:
  • Ski Area Now Preparing for Thanksgiving Opening


The Los Alamos Ski Club announced today that the management group that operates Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially started operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.


Resort officials say they are now preparing for a full ski and snowboard season starting Thanksgiving Day.

“We are excited to take this next step for the future of Pajarito Mountain,” said Susan Brockway, president of the Los Alamos Ski Club Board of Directors.

Letter to the Editor: UFCW 1564 Members Vote This Week On Tentative Agreement With Smith's

on October 20, 2014 - 4:23pm
Los Alamos

Our Los Alamos citizens and their families should be aware that the hundreds of local folks employed at the ‘new’ Smith’s Grocery Store that recently opened on Trinity will shortly be voting on a ‘new’ union contract offer from Smith Foods.

Their old contract expired in July. Based on my talks with several longtime Smith’s food workers who have worked at Smith’s for 20, 30 or more years, we should be aware that even this new, ‘better’ contract offer keeps in place a system of employee classification that is grossly unfair and union-unfriendly.

In short,


View Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday At Bandelier

on October 20, 2014 - 3:51pm

Ranger Geoff Goins demonstrates how to safely look at the sun using a specially-equipped telescope, which he will use to show visitors the solar eclipse on Thursday. Courtesy/NPS


Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, Bandelier National Monument will host an opportunity to view one of the universe's very special events - a partial solar eclipse. 

For millenia, eclipses were thought to be bad omens, or creatures such as giant dragons taking bites from the sun.

Fly Los Alamos Adds Flights Around Thanksgiving Holiday To Meet Demand

on October 20, 2014 - 3:39pm

New Mexico Airlines. Courtesy photo


Expecting increased demand for flights before and after the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Los Alamos Airport announced today that two additional flights have been added to the New Mexico Airlines flight schedule for the time frame of Monday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Dec. 1 (no extra flights on Thanksgiving day Nov. 27).

Flight 101 will depart Albuquerque at 11:22 a.m.

Letter to the Editor: Message To School Board, School Administration And Entire Los Alamos Community

on October 20, 2014 - 3:34pm
Los Alamos

A message to the School Board, School Administration and the whole Los Alamos Community:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and other community members will present a talk on drug abuse within our community on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Duane Smith. I urge you to be present and listen and do something about this problem.

For those of you out there who think that Los Alamos doesn’t have a drug problem, especially in our youth, I urge you to open your eyes.

Yang: Conceptual Foundation For Understanding Power Differentials: Social Comparison And Dynamic Conservatism – Part II

on October 20, 2014 - 3:13pm
Los Alamos

Action, interaction, reaction, and inaction are all important factors to weigh in understanding the dynamics of interactions among individuals and groups. Characters and qualities of personality acquire meanings through all those (___) actions. 

When I first moved to this part of the world, I was more or less an unknown to others. Gradually, friends and colleagues built a store of descriptors of me, some probably are always true; others are couched in certain contexts, and a few I probably would never know about. In our social being, we often rely on others as our

Calvary Chapel Hosts 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch Saturday

on October 20, 2014 - 2:50pm

Scene from Calvary Chapel's 3rd annual pumpkin patch. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to attend Calvary Chapel’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Calvary Chapel, 580 North Mesa Road.

The event is free and offers fun for the whole family:

  • Hayrides, petting zoo, face-painting;
  • Live music, food, treats; and
  • Hot chocolate, pumpkins and more!

Report: NM’s Per-Pupil K-12 Funding Remains Much Lower

on October 20, 2014 - 2:38pm

NMVC News:

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico is still spending 8 percent less per pupil on K-12 education than before the recession.

That translates to $633 less being spent per student than funding levels in 2008, when adjusted for inflation. That’s according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a non-partisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

“A well-educated workforce fosters economic growth,” said Executive Director Veronica C. García of New Mexico Voices for Children, which works closely with CBPP.

OBITUARY: Roland Arthur Jalbert Oct. 19, 2014

on October 20, 2014 - 2:30pm


Roland Arthur Jalbert, 90, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully at home from a broken heart early Sunday morning following the death of his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth, who died October 9.

He is survived by their children and their spouses and grandchildren, Marc Jalbert, (Darby and Maddy) from Longmont Colorado; Louis and Dawn Jalbert (Elyse and Amanda) from Los Alamos; Marie-Louise Jalbert Hadden and Blaine Hadden from El Rito; and Christophe and Connie Jalbert (Connor) of Seattle, Washington.



LAHS Hosts Annual Invitational Cross Country Friday

on October 20, 2014 - 2:29pm


Los Alamos High School will host its annual Invitational Cross Country meet Friday, Oct. 24, at the Los Alamos Golf Course. 

The meet is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and end around 5:30 p.m. Participants and spectators will arrive as early as 1 p.m.

Be advised that traffic in the area will be heavy during this time. Parking for this event is not permitted on Diamond Drive. If attending the event, please follow signs for parking.


NMAA Selects Its First Monthly 'Compete With Class' Honoree

on October 20, 2014 - 1:01pm

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE—The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce that the Des Moines High School Volleyball team has been recognized as the Compete with Class award recipient for the month of September.

The team came together to raise $215 for a fellow volleyball player from Colorado who was diagnosed with Leukemia two weeks prior to their match. The girls baked several cakes and raised money to donate to the opposing student’s medical fund.

Sportsmanship is defined by the NMAA as the act of treating others in a respectful manner, taking personal accountability for ones


NMCD Secretary Gregg Marcantel Orders Statewide Lockdown

on October 20, 2014 - 12:47pm

NMCD News:

New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel has ordered a statewide lockdown of all 11 prison facilities as part of a periodic review to ensure safety and security.

During this time, officers and staff will review procedures, search and clear every housing unit, cell and inmate, and take account of the current condition of the facilities. Operations like this are vital to not only ensuring the safety of our staff and other inmates, but also promote the pro-social prison environments necessary for reducing recidivism.

Tuesday's Lunch with a Leader Features Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon

on October 20, 2014 - 11:24am
Bonnie J. Gordon
LWV News:

The League of Women Voters' monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, will feature Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon of the Los Alamos Daily Post at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday Oct. 21 at Mesa Public Library.

Gordon joined the Los Alamos Daily Post staff in January 2013 and primarily covers lifestyles, arts and education.


School Board Will Hold Work Session Thursday

on October 20, 2014 - 10:56am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Work Session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Los Alamos Middle School in the West Commons, Room 165.

The agenda includes

  • Summer School Report
  • Food Service RFP
  • Committee Reports
  • Employee Assistance Program status
  • Policy Review
  • Middle School Report



Letter to the Editor: Comcast Literally Out-Of-Touch With Local Customers

on October 20, 2014 - 10:55am

White Rock

I agree that Comcast is literally out-of-touch with its customers in Los Alamos/White Rock.

Using all the phone number accessible in the phone directory and on-line, I have not had successful contact with a real Comcast person. Best response has been a recording that says to come to the Santa Fe Comcast office during regular business hours. 

Recently I needed a replacement remote control. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to contact Comcast, I resorted to chasing-down a Comcast service van in my neighborhood and obtained one from the technician.


'Celebrate Safe Driving' Enters Final Week!

on October 20, 2014 - 10:45am

The Band Perry. Courtesy photo


Today marks the last week of State Farm’s promotion of safe driving. Please take a minute to support Los Alamos High School by pledging your support for safe driving and voting for our local high school to receive huge prizes from State Farm – ranging from $25,000 all the way to a free concert from The Band Perry. 

Thank you already for your support – as of our last update Los Alamos High School was ranked #2 in New Mexico.

Let’s stay faithful during this marathon of voting and push our students to the top seat in the country!

Vote Now:

Public Invited To Hear Talk On Drug Abuse Within Community At Smith Auditorium Wednesday

on October 20, 2014 - 10:25am

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and other community members will present a talk designed to raise awareness of drugs and drug abuse within the local community.

"I would like to see this presentation act as a catalyst for a more open discussion about drugs in Los Alamos County and what we can do as a community about it," Sgambellone said.

The presentation is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Duane Smith Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

White Rock Brownie Troop Visits Alpaca Ranch

on October 20, 2014 - 9:40am
Brownie Troop 10357 from White Rock visited Oct. 15 with the animals. Photos by Mickey Alden Wright
This curious Tique is about four months old. Photos by Mickey Alden Wright
Jemez Daily Post

Thompson Ridge is a Jemez Mountain community, and home to Aspen Ridge Alpacas owned by Mickey Wright and Evelyn Simons. On Oct. 15, Brownie Troop 10357 from White Rock visited with the animals at the ranch. Troop Leader Leeann Foster said the girls had a great time. They even helped herd the alpacas, using the popular human-chain method.

The public can visit with the alpacas


Letter to the Editor: We Actually Get To Vote FOR Someone And Not AGAINST The Other

on October 20, 2014 - 8:35am
White Rock

I have some thoughts about the upcoming election I wanted to share with my neighbors here in Los Alamos.

Specifically, I will talk about the race for New Mexico House District 43 between Stephanie Garcia Richard and Geoff Rodgers. I won’t tell you who to vote for, or even who I will vote for, because, as an old New Englander, I really don’t think it is any of your business.

However, I do have thoughts I would like to share.

I know both candidates. I have spoken multiple times with both candidates. I like both candidates. I respect both candidates.

DNCU Presents Art Of Filmmaker Lester Berman

on October 20, 2014 - 8:31am

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a partnership with Canyon Road Contemporary Art, bringing a new installation to the DNCU Cordova  branch.

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

The exhibit features works by Lester Berman, a contemporary, abstract artist whose exuberant works feature vivid colors and playful composition.

DNCU is pleased to showcase Berman’s works at the Cordova branch under the DNCU North Star Artist program, launched in

Letter to the Editor: Another White Rock Resident Thoroughly Disgusted With Comcast Service

on October 20, 2014 - 8:01am
White Rock

Mr. Kyrala and Ms. Mylet:

Thank you for your thoughtful and very accurate letter regarding Comcast in White Rock. I, too, am a White Rock resident who is thoroughly disgusted with the service that Comcast has exhibited in the last few months.

I am toying with a decision to go back to CenturyLink, not particularly because I like their service, but rather because their service in the past has at least been consistent.


Hail Spotted On The Campaign Trail Along N.M. 4

on October 20, 2014 - 7:31am

Hail was spotted on N.M. 4 Sunday afternoon near the Valles Caldera by Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard as she was traveling on the campaign trail around the area. Photo by Stephanie Garcia Richard

Dogs Doze In The Afternoon Sun

on October 20, 2014 - 7:30am

A pair of large dogs doze in the afternoon sun in the bed of a pickup parked Saturday in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Democrats Rally At Pond / March To Municipal Building For Early Voting

on October 19, 2014 - 6:04pm

Los Alamos County Democratic Party Chair Robyn Schultz, left, introduces candidates Paul Martinez for Municipal Judge, Christine Chandler for Probate Judge, David Izraelevitz for County Council, Mary Susan O'Leary for County Council, Marco Lucero for Sheriff, Stephanie Garcia Richard for House Dist. 43 and Karyl Ann Armbruster for Public Education Commission. The group attended Saturday's rally at Ashley Pond to kick off the start of early voting followed by a march to cast their ballots for the 2014 General Election at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Letter to the Editor: Charter Chapter V - Utilities - A Reality Check

on October 19, 2014 - 5:26pm
County Councilor

Several former members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) fear that the rewritten Charter Chapter V will result in Council imposing hidden taxes and wildly increased utility rates, transferring Utility revenues to the County general fund, overturning BPU membership for political reasons, and unilateral control of BPU operations.

The current Chapter was passed in 1968 to ensure that these things could not happen, and indeed they have not, as trumpeted by those opposing the rewritten Chapter.