Maggie Toulouse Oliver Ends Senate Campaign

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Campaign Office of Maggise Toulouse Oliver:


ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday announced late this afternoon that she is ending her campaign for U.S. Senate.

She released the following statement:

“I’m a fighter. I’ve fought to protect New Mexico’s elections system from foreign interference; I’ve taken on corruption in state government; and I’ve twice stood up to President Trump when he demanded New Mexicans’ personal voter information. I’m not afraid of a tough fight.

“That’s why I decided to run for the U.S.


Obituary: Tina Marie Shalek Oct. 18, 2019


Tina Marie Shalek, 59 of Los Alamos passed away on October 18, 2019.

She was born in Hinsdale, Illinois to Rosemarie and Peter Shalek. Tina graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1981. She moved into the Peach Street Group Home in 1984, a place that became a second home and family throughout her life.

Tina was involved in her community through the Special Olympics, the local ARC, the local animal shelter, Las Cumbres Community Services and the United Church of Los Alamos. She loved to ride the trolley and go out to eat. She worked at the Los Alamos Monitor and Sonic for


Obituary: Rosemarie Castelli Shalek Aug. 31, 2019


Rosemarie Castelli Shalek, 92 of Los Alamos passed away on August 31, 2019.

She was born in Mark, Illinois to Virgil and Enis Castelli, immigrants from Italy. Rosie graduated from Illinois State University with a master’s in counseling and received a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She worked as a guidance counselor in Lyons Township, Illinois and taught Business Education for many years and then Home Economics at Cumbres Jr. High School when they moved to Los Alamos.

Rosie was married to Peter Dean Shalek in 1957 and they were devoted to each other for 61


SOLD OUT … PEEC: Universe In Six Strings With Mohit Dubey Nov. 1

UPDATE: This event is sold out!
Classical guitarist and physicist Mohit Dubey. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Travel through the universe using music as a vehicle at 7 p.m., Friday in a one-of-a-kind planetarium show at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Classical guitarist and physicist Mohit Dubey will take listeners on a journey using full-dome visuals paired with classical guitar music in his new performance “The Universe in Six Strings”.
Dubey grew up in Los Alamos and recently completed his Masters degree in Spain. From original compositions inspired by the


Obituary: Darryl B. Smith Oct. 25, 2019

DARRYL B. SMITH Oct. 25, 2019

Darryl B. Smith, 83, a resident of Los Alamos since 1958, died Friday, October 25, 2019, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Brian and wife Sarah, of Portland, Oregon; a daughter Allyson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a sister, Catherine Scheel and husband Len, of White Rock, New Mexico.

Smith was born in Ryan, Iowa, and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and worked as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 37 years. For 29 of those years, he participated in nuclear materials safeguards


Khalsa Acupuncture Joyfully Returns To Los Alamos

Dr. Seva SSS Khalsa, DOM, L.Ac. and his wife Seva-Simran-Siri Kaur stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon to announce that Khalsa Acupuncture is reopening Friday at Gateway Medical Care, 118 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. Dr. Khalsa specializes in relieving pain and restoring movement by ‘treating the whole person’. Khalsa Acupuncture will be open Tuesdays and Fridays. For information, call 505.747.7944  or 310.738.0588 (phone and text) or email or Photo by Carol A. Clark/


LAHS Students Trick Or Treat For A Cause!

LAHS Student

 This Halloween, Los Alamos High School students are Trick or Treating for a cause!

We need help from our local community to make it a success. Instead of asking for candy, many Toppers will be asking for canned and non-perishable goods that will be donated to LA Cares. Participating high schoolers will simply ask for donations.

If your family would like to participate but will be out trick-or-treating with family or friends, please leave your donations by the front door with a note attached.

Toppers are excited to kick-off November as our Month of Giving by helping


Bradbury Science Museum Volunteer Information Session: 2020 STEM Education Docent Program Nov. 14

BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum (BSM) is partnering with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) to recruit volunteers for its 2020 STEM Education Docent program.

People with a passion for science or education, who enjoy working with school-aged children and adolescents and can pass a background check, may find the docent program a great fit.

Come to an information session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Main St. in Los Alamos.

Docents will get training to work with students in grades 4-12, learn science content and facilitation techniques


DNCU: Highlights ‘Melanie’s’ Courageous Survival Story

DNCU News:

  • DNCU is honored to share breast cancer survivor stories with its communities

 SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) reached out to its communities for inspirational accounts from Breast Cancer Survivors willing to share their stories and help spread awareness for the month of October.

DNCU said it is humbled to share “Melanie’s” journey, as she stands strong with the honest truth about the reality of battling and overcoming this disease:

Melanie, 53 years old, has been Breast Cancer free for 14 years.

Her journey began back in 2005. Due to her higher risk factors that included


Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos Brings Home Top Title At USABMX Lone Star Nationals In Houston

Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos, left, here with Cole Mcghahey racing out of Fort Worth Texas, wins USABMX National Title over the weekend in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo

Kyrina Deschamp at USABMX Nationals in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo


Kyrina Deschamp, 14, of Los Alamos takes home another USABMX National Title.

Deschamp attended the Lone Star Nationals over the weekend at the Rock Star Energy Bike Park in Houston, Texas. 

Deschamp qualified for the main event each of the three days she competed. Deschamp completed her first qualifying round with a second-place


Sen. Tom Udall & Rep. Alan Lowenthal Statement Ahead Of Beverage Companies Plastics Announcement


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative.

Udall and Lowenthal are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste crisis.

“The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe – who see with their own eyes the buildup of plastic in our oceans, rivers, and landscapes.


Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys Cross Country Team Finishes Second In Home Meet Friday

Sophomore Wakei Hettinga leads sophomore teammate Keith Bridge with a half mile to go. They finished in 7th and 10th places overall, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Rafael Sanchez mixes it up with Academy and Cleveland runners in the lead pack mid-way through the 5k race. Sanchez was the top Topper of the Day, placing 6th overall in a time of 16:40. Photo by Blake Wood


The Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team had their work cut out for them, competing against very strong teams from 4A rival Albuquerque Academy and 5A Sue Cleveland High School at Friday afternoon’s Home


State Police: Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols

NMSP News:
State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November.
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


Scenes From Hilltoppers Marching Band Performance

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Marching Band performing to the delight of fans in attendance of the football game played Friday night at Sullivan Field. The 100+ member band is under the direction of Zane Meek. Photo by John McHale/

Jackson Bell performs with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Elisa Ovaska performing with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Hilltoppers Marching Band performing Friday night at


SOS Releases Voter Turnout And Same Day Registration Numbers For Ongoing Regular Local Election

Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Monday provided an update on the number of New Mexico voters who have already cast their ballots for the regular local election currently happening throughout the state.
The update also includes a breakdown of the total number of voters who have utilized same day voter registration during this election, the first time voters in New Mexico were able to do so. The numbers can be found in a PDF attached to this release.
Sec. Toulouse Oliver will provide updated numbers throughout the


Red Cross: Turn Clocks Back, Test Smoke Alarms

ARC News:
Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, and the American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms when turning back their clocks.
As the fall season ushers in cold weather, it also increases the risk of deadly home fires. That’s because heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatalities from home fires—which, on average, takes seven lives every day in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms can double a person’s odds of survival.
“The Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe this winter,” said Jim Gilloon, regional


PEEC: Explore Geology & Volcanology Of Southwestern New Mexico Calderas Over Veteran’s Day Weekend

Join PEEC and Fraser and Cathy Goff for a three-day field trip to examine the geology and volcanology of southwestern New Mexico Nov. 9 in Truth or Consequences. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Explore the geology and volcanology of southwestern New Mexico over Veteran’s Day weekend with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Fraser and Cathy Goff.
This exciting three-day tour will take participants from Truth or Consequences to Silver City to the Gila Cliff Dwellings to Glenwood.
The trip begins Saturday, Nov. 9 and ends Monday, Nov. 11 and is perfect for anyone


FBI, Rio Rancho Police Search For Man Who Robbed Bank Then Fled Scene On Bicycle

FBI News:
The FBI and Rio Rancho Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a BBVA Compass Bank Oct. 24, 2019, and then fled on a bicycle.
The robbery occurred at approximately 9:24 a.m. at the branch at 1201 Rio Rancho Boulevard SE.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 50 to 60 years old, with a black and gray moustache and beard. He wore a light-colored baseball cap with a dark brim, sunglasses, a green windbreaker, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.
The suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who gave him an


Students Across Nation Including Los Alamos Middle School To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree Celebration In Washington, D.C.

Fifty six trees surround the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park each year. The trees are decorated with ornaments created by students in each state, territory and the District of Columbia. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. At 56 schools across the country, students are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of


Obituary: Beth MacArthur Boyer Oct. 17, 2019

Beth MacArthur Boyer passed away at home peacefully Oct. 17 at 99 years of age, attended by several family members.
Beth was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah and spent her youth in Salt Lake City, where she graduated in English at the University of Utah. Beth was an artist with language, precise in her choice of words and delightfully witty.
After marrying Utah native Keith Boyer she lived in Morristown, New Jersey; Watertown, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Los Alamos and finally Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In the course of this journey Beth


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