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Rotary Youth Exchange Student Gives Presentation

on May 25, 2015 - 3:55pm
Markus Essl gives presentation about his year living in Los Alamos. Photo by Hal Davis
Rotary Youth Exchange student Markus Essl of Austria recently gave a presentation at Rotary about his high school year in Los Alamos as part of Rotary International's youth exchange program. 
He and Frederiek Gerretschen of The Netherlands were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and were hosted by local families on a three-month rotation. 
Rotary Exchange students Frederiek Gerretschen and Markus Essl. Photo by Lisa Harris

Essl and Gerretschen will return to their home


Letter To The Editor: Patriotic Speech One Of Best

on May 25, 2015 - 3:54pm
Los Alamos

The turn-out for today's VFW-Memorial Day event may have been a bit reduced due to the weather, which was unfortunate since the principal speaker, Col. Edmond Keith, USAF (ret.), gave one of the best patriotic speeches I have ever heard at thus annual event.

Keith averred that unlike every other country, America is more than simply a land or a people; rather America is an idea, a concept based on the highest aspirations of humanity.

NNSA Hosts International Nuclear Forensics Workshop

on May 25, 2015 - 3:52pm
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  During May 11-22, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program held a hands-on nuclear forensics course at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. The “International Training Course on Nuclear Forensics Methodologies,” was co-sponsored with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 
Twenty participants from eight countries focused on the application of nuclear forensics methods during the investigation of nuclear or other radioactive material found outside

Scenes From Friday Night Events

on May 25, 2015 - 3:50pm
'Espanola' by Sarah Maynard is part of the 'Eye Spy' Exhibition at Fuller Lodge Art Center. The exhibit opened Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Unfolding' by Patricia Scanlon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gallery visitors check out 'Eye Spy' at Friday's opening event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist creates a silhouette at Friday's opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
uthor and artist Elena Giorgi signs a book for Andy Fraser at an event featuring her work at Rose Chocolatier. Photo by Bonnie J.

Emergency Funding For Magistrate Courts Denied

on May 25, 2015 - 2:57pm



SANTA FE – Administrative Office of the Courts Director Artie Pepin expressed disappointment Friday that the state Board of Finance denied a request for emergency funding of $750,000 for magistrate court operations in the final weeks of the current budget year.


AOC sought the emergency funding because magistrate courts do not have enough money to cover operating expenses through June after the governor vetoed a $750,000 supplemental appropriation approved by the Legislature. Lawmakers approved the money to address underfunding partly caused by a loss of revenues from

MANA del Norte Seeks Scholarship Applicants

on May 25, 2015 - 2:23pm


MANA del Norte is seeking scholarship applicants.


The purpose of the MANA del Norte Scholarship is to assist Latinas from northern New Mexico in continuing and/or completing their post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based on strength of personal statement, academic ability, financial need and letters of recommendation.

MANA del Norte is a non-profit 501c3 organization serving as a voice and resource for Latinas in northern New Mexico and supporting programs and legislative initiatives that foster a better quality of life for all.

Application Eligibility 


McIntyre Discusses Ashley Pond Wetlands June 1

on May 25, 2015 - 1:55pm
Dick McIntyre
Summit Garden Club News:
A talk on the Ashley Pond Wetlands will be presented by Dick McIntyre, former parks division manager for Los Alamos County who lead the design team for the Ashley Pond renovations project. 
The public is invited to attend the program sponsored by the Summit Garden Club.  Attendees are asked to meet at the covered stage (Southeast side of the pond) at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 1.
Following the program, the Club will hold its business meeting.

AIA: Mark Von Hagen Lecture On Ukraine May 31

on May 25, 2015 - 1:46pm

Dr. Mark Von Hagen

AIA News:


ALBUQUERUQE – The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Mark Von Hagen titled “Ukraine between East and West: Linking the Past to the Present” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

There is no one in the country better able to explain Ukraine in terms of its current problems, as well as in terms of its troubled history than Von Hagen.


Letter To The Editor: Room For Rent Ad Draws Scam

on May 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
Los Alamos

Just thought you and your readers might want to know about an incident (scam) I recently dealt with. I had advertised a room for rent on Craigslist thinking that I could rent an extra bedroom out to a LANL summer intern. 

I immediately got a response from a young woman wanting to lease the room. Her name was Margaret and informed me that she would send a deposit and extra money that was to be paid to someone for delivering a car to Los Alamos for her. She was currently in Alaska and would be arriving in Los Alamos in June to attend graduate school.

On Friday,

Memorial Day At Santa Fe National Cemetery

on May 25, 2015 - 12:39pm

With every grave marked by an American flag and visits by many friends and loved ones, Santa Fe National Cemetery celebrated another Memorial Day this morning. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

According to a history included in this morning's Memorial Day ceremonies, the Santa Fe National Cemetery has grown from 1/3 acre at the close of the Civil War when it was established to bury the remains of Union soldiers who died within the territory of New Mexico. Today, the Santa Fe National Cemetery is comprised of approximately 78 developed acres with more than 50,000 burials.

Crew Hangs Flower Baskets Along Central Avenue

on May 25, 2015 - 12:25pm

Workers are busy May 15 hanging flower baskets on light poles along Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

National History Day Club Hosts Bake Sale Tuesday

on May 25, 2015 - 12:02pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School National History Day Club is hosting a bake sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Los Alamos National Bank.

NHD or National History Day is an educational club at the highschool designed to promote the study of history. Students create project based on a theme, this years theme was Leadership and Legacy, and then compete with the projects at regional, state, and national levels.

LAHS NHD students, Kaylen Pocaterra, Kim Pestovich, Daniel Wang, Miriam Wallstrom, Katie Delgado, Nate Delgado and Kathryn McClenahan all placed at the State Competition in


VIDEO: Heinrich, Udall's Northern NM Wilderness Bill Gains Momentum In Committee Hearing

on May 25, 2015 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  A bill introduced by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M. to establish two wilderness areas, the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness and Rio San Antonio Wilderness, within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos, received a positive hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.
In his opening statement, Heinrich, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said that the bill "helps further the community‘s vision for

Mike Johnson Selected As New LAMS Principal

on May 25, 2015 - 11:16am

Mike Johnson

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus announced this morning that Mike Johnson has been selected as the incoming principal of Los Alamos Middle School. 

Johnson comes with a wealth of experience including more than nine years of administration at the secondary level. His latest achievement is the establishment and implementation of the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy. This program is creating new and innovative opportunities for our students.  

Johnson said he is looking forward to his new leadership opportunity at LAMS.


Large Solar Power Dedication In Springer Tuesday

on May 25, 2015 - 10:47am

USDA News:
  • USDA Rural Development Funds Seven Acre Project

ALBUQUERQUE – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today that 3rd District Rep. Ben Ray Luján will join him and the management of the Springer Electric Cooperative to celebrate the completion of construction of a $14 million solar power project.

The event is 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Springer Electric Cooperative Sub-Station one mile north of exit 441 on the I-25 east frontage road.

Funding for the project, provided by USDA Rural Development, also includes the expansion and upgrade of 74 miles of electric line


Officials Share Memorial Day Tributes

on May 25, 2015 - 9:43am

Today marks Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. Courtesy photo


President Barack Obama:

This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan. 

On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our

New Options For Plutonium Pit Production At LANL

on May 24, 2015 - 12:49pm

Pit Production would continue at PF-4, according to new report by the Congressional Research Service. Courtesy/LANL


Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Would relocating Royal Crest help solve safety problem?

The Royal Crest trailer park may have a role to play in fulfilling a Congressional mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory to resume production of plutonium pits, the imploding, hollow cores that detonate thermonuclear weapons.

A report by the Congressional Research Service that became available this week proposes several options to solve manufacturing, safety and delivery

Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance At Guaje Pines Cemetery 11 A.M. Monday

on May 24, 2015 - 12:42pm



This year’s Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance is 11 a.m., Monday at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The event is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local organizations, and the general public is invited to attend. The local theme is “Where the Fallen Rest.”

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding To Support Health-Tech Expansion at Arrowhead Park

on May 24, 2015 - 12:07pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park.

The funding will help New Mexico State University expand activities at the multi-disciplinary Arrowhead Park to better support the creation of startup companies focused on improving health care for New Mexicans and diversify New Mexico’s economy. 

"Arrowhead Park is

Thrift Store Clearance Sale Wednesday

on May 24, 2015 - 11:56am


Shop on the Corner, the thrift store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, will hold a Spring Clearance Sale Wednesday, May 27. 

Customers may fill a thrift store shopping basket for $5. Clerks will also accept “best offers” for goods. The entire contents of the Shop, including children’s and adult’s clothing and accessories, shoes, books, housewares, crafts, games and toys, will be on sale. Included are a number of prom and formal dresses, men’s suits, coats, and the specially-priced clothing racks.

Hours are 8:45-11:45 a.m.

Los Alamos Community Blood Drive May 27-29

on May 24, 2015 - 11:47am
There will be a three day Los Alamos Community Blood Drive this week at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Dr. 
Blood Drive Days & Times:
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 1-7 p.m.
  • Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Complete your online health history the same day you donate by visiting on home page.
Volunteers for this event are provided by LAVA. The LAMC Hospital Auxiliary will provide egg salad made by Lorraine Thorn, ham or turkey sandwiches and chips.
Please give so others can live!

Cone Zone: Week Of May 25

on May 24, 2015 - 11:46am

County News:

Road Construction Update: Week of May 25

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot will remain closed for reconstruction, utility work and road reconstruction until

LANB Appoints Rodney Pittman As CAO

on May 24, 2015 - 11:23am

Rodney “Rod” Pittman

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank has announced the appointment of Rodney “Rod” Pittman as Chief Administrative Officer effective immediately.

In this role, Pittman will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that LANB has proper administrative and reporting procedures, communications, talent, and infrastructure in place to grow the organization and ensure outstanding operating efficiency.

“Rod has extensive financial management expertise that will be instrumental in maintaining and expanding LANB’s position as one of the largest community


Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on May 24, 2015 - 11:10am

This Week's Featured Home


1990 Manzanita $599,000.00
Listed by James Chrobocinski
More information on this home

Pastor Granillo: Holy Tongues

on May 24, 2015 - 11:09am
Los Alamos

It is ironic that in our world, while just about anyone can send information from one side of the planet to the other at the speed of light, we still so desperately lack in actual communication.

We may technically speak the same language, but we interpret things so differently that the intended message is often lost in translation. This is a tragedy that can be seen in every aspect of society; from our governments to our own households, even within the Church.

When we hear about “Pentecost” today, the reference is usually to the first Pentecost after