NMDOH Confirms First Measles Case In State

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that it has confirmed a case of measles in a one-year-old child from Sierra County. This is the first measles case in New Mexico since December 2014.
Measles is highly contagious and is easily transmitted person-to-person via droplets or through the air. Early symptoms of measles include: fever, red eyes, runny nose, and cough. Within a few days following the cough and runny nose, a rash will typically begin on the face and spread down the body. Measles is diagnosed by a combination of symptoms and


LAHS Spring Dance Show Wednesday May 22

Dancers performing in the LAHS Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium, front row from left, Emily Holmes, Andrea Simons, Roshan Prasad, Josh Archuleta and Annie Conlin and back row from left, JD Carson, Marian Raven, Olivia DeCroix and Gleb Dziuba. Sitting is Sasha Dolin and standing is Phillip Ionkov. Courtesy photo


LAMC Celebrates National Hospital Week 2019

As part of National Hospital Week, Los Alamos Medical Center held a celebration Friday that included a most beautiful and delicious cake competition. In addition to the cakes, there were sculptures created by various departments in the hospital and on display for staff to cast their vote for their favorite. The results of the contest were not available at press time. Photo by John McHale/

LAMC staff inspect the sculptures created by their co-workers prior to voting for their favorite. Photo by John McHale/

More sculptures on display before the voting begins.


New Mexico Unemployment Rate 5 Percent In April

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in April 2019, down from 5.1 percent in March 2019 and up from 4.9 percent in the previous year.
The national unemployment rate in April was 3.6 percent, down from 3.8 percent in March 2019 and 3.9 percent in April 2018.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 13,000 jobs, or 1.5 percent, between April 2018 and April 2019. All aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 13,800 jobs, or 2.1 percent. The public sector was down 800 jobs, or 0.4 percent. Growth was reported in


LAPS Honors Retirees And Outstanding Employees

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus welcomes teachers, staff and guests to the Los Alamos Public Schools 2019 Retirement Party and Employee Recognition Ceremony Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus with the 2019 Classified Employee of the Year nominees from left, Diana Bequette-Central Office,  Lea Ann Alison-Pinion, Gretchen Graves-Mountain, Robin Dinkel-Chamisa, Joyce Haven-Barranca and Jacqueline Salazar-Aspen. Nominees not pictured include Karyn Murphy-Central Office, Warapha Prime-Central Office,


NMDOH Probes Suspected Case Of Wound Botulism

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a case of apparent wound botulism.
A 30-year-old male resident of Santa Fe County is hospitalized with suspected wound botulism. This is the first case of wound botulism that NMDOH has been notified of this year.
The last in-state case of wound botulism occurred in 2018 in Doña Ana County. The suspected source of infection is contaminated black tar heroin.
Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Wound


Natasha Stojanovska Solo Piano Recital Friday


Sage Concert Series will hold its next event at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N. Sage St.

Natasha Stojanovska, solo pianist, will again present a concert, playing selections of Eastern European piano music seldom heard in the States.

Stojanovska’s first UCLA Concert was a huge success with an overflow audience.

The concert is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.


Scenes From 2019 White Rock Kite Festival

The skies over the weekend above Overlook Park in White Rock were filled with kites for the annual Kite Festival sponosred by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Arts Council has been sponsoring fun events in Los Alamos for the past 52 years. To learn more about the Arts Council, visit their open meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, at Fuller Lodge. There will be food, music and other fun stuff at the meeting. Photo by John McHale/

Melia Arbuckle is delighted to get her kite air born. Photo by John McHale/

A young attendee is running after the shadow of a very large kite. Photo


Fort Union Star Party May 25

FUNM News:
WATROUS The solitude, remoteness and arid landscape of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky.
After sunset, the sky over the high prairie gives way to the glow of celestial bodies unaffected by the artificial light of distant communities. Immerse yourself in the culture and science of a natural night sky as rangers guide you through the remains of the old fort, and help you to identify distant stars and galaxies with the naked eye and telescope.
The program, weather permitting, is 8:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25


FBC-LA Welcomes New Pastor David Taylor

First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. welcomes new Pastor David Taylor. Courtesy photo
Deacon Chairman

First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is delighted to welcome our new pastor David Taylor. David has moved to our community with his wife Laci and their 9-year-old twins Caleb and Kaitlyn.

David has eight years’ experience as a pastor and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

David is originally from Oklahoma and has since lived and served also in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.

The church will


NWS: Today’s High Near 55, Tonight’s Low Around 34

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with mostly cloudy skies, a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and breezy conditions with gusts up tp 35 mph. Tonight’s low around 34 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts the chances for precipitation and windy conditions today around the state. Courtesy/NWS


Los Alamos Historical Society Signs Elizabeth Martineau As New Executive Director Beginning June 6

Liz Martineau visits the History Museum for the first time since signing on as the future executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society. Photo by Sharon Snyder


Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Board of Directors wishes to announce that Elizabeth Martineau will become the new Executive Director of the Society beginning June 6.

Martineau says that a love of history drew her to the job, an interest she credits to her father, who she describes as “a history buff.” She is drawn to all parts of Los Alamos history, though the homestead


Mini-Lectures At Demo Garden Fair & Plant Sale June 8

The community is invited to hear mini-lectures at the Demo Garden Fair and Plant Sale 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday June 8 at the Demo Garden across Central Avenue from Mesa Public Library.
Learn more about gardening in Northern New Mexico. The Los Alamos Master Gardeners Association is presenting three mini-lectures and clinics:
  • Perennial Selections at 9 a.m.;
  • Insects and Disease at 10 a.m; and
  • Annual Color in the Flowerbeds at 11 a.m.
The lectures are by NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Marisa Thompson and Los Alamos County Extension Horticulture Agent


Community Invited To Congratulate LAHS Girls & Boys Golf Teams State Champions At Cottonwood Thursday!

The Los Alamos High School Girls And Boys Class 4A Golf Teams are the 2019 State Champions and the Los Alamos Golf Association is hosting a party to give the entire community an oppoetunity to congratulate the teams and celebrate their victories. The party is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by John McHale/ladailypostcom


Job Seekers And Unemployment Insurance Claimants Must Create New Account To Access Online Services

ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) began May 15 requiring individuals to set up a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
Whether an individual


Los Alamos Participates In New Mexico Fiber Crawl

Jodi Jurney stepped in for Valentina Devine at her North Mesa studio this year. The products available include hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knits and crochet garments. Published patterns are available as well as gift items such as crocheted flower pins. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1222 Big Rock Loop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Soft and snuggly yarn for sale at Valentina Devine’s studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Store Manager Mary Felman shows off special kits put together for the Fiber Crawl by Close Knit


Senate Intel Committee Passes 2020 Intelligence Authorization Act

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. This week, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to advance the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
This legislation, which unanimously passed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, authorizes funding for key intelligence priorities, including programs to address threats emanating from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, and enhances congressional oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Sen. Heinrich


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