Scenes From Topper Boys And Girls Cross Country Teams At Rio Rancho Jamboree Meet

Kelly Wetteland, Norissa Valdez, Kamaya Ronning, Delaney Ulrich, Hailey McDowell, Emma Montoya and Sophie Chadwick. Courtesy/Kathy Hipwood

Beck Ellis, Ryan Aldaz, Keith Bridge, Rueben Goettee, Morgan Schaller, Eddie Gartz and Rowan Flores. Courtesy/Kathy Hipwood


The boys and girls cross country teams lived up to their pre-race #1 rankings at the Rio Rancho Jamboree Saturday, the premiere in-season cross country meet in the state, which included 54 teams from around the Land of Enchantment.

The Hilltoppers swept all divisions except the boys JV who finished just behind Read More

Volunteers, Staff Remove Discontinued Equipment From Bandelier’s Backcountry On Weekend Wilderness Cleanup

Volunteers and Bandelier staff packing discontinued project equipment out of the wilderness. Courtesy/NPS

Volunteer Ron Morgan from White Rock helps with the haul. Courtesy/NPS

Volunteers and Bandelier staff packing discontinued project equipment out of the wilderness. Courtesy/NPS


Volunteers and National Park Service employees helped celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) at Bandelier National Monument by removing equipment from Bandelier’s backcountry during the wilderness cleanup this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26.

Materials from eight Read More

Ordination Of Deacon Frank Lorenzo At Saint Job Oct. 1

At 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel of the UOC of USA will ordain Deacon Frank Lorenzo Lucero to the Holy Priesthood at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos. Deacon Lorenzo is serving regularly at Saint George Greek Orthodox Parish in Albuquerque. Courtesy/Father Theophan Read More

DEA Issues Public Safety Alert On Sharp Increase In Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl & Meth

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal drug networks in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate prescription pills, and are killing unsuspecting Americans at an unprecedented rate.

These counterfeit pills

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LA Mountain Bike Team Competes At Arizona Nordic Village

Esther Grow earns a 4th place finish at NICA in the Arizona Nordic Village. Courtesy/Paula Knepper

Esther Grow lines up with fellow female competitors for the second NICA race of the season. Courtesy/Paula Knepper

James Tyldesley jockeys for an advantageous position at the front of the pack early in the race. Courtesy/Paula Knepper

Los Alamos Mountain Bike Team

Esther Grow and James Tyldesley, juniors at Los Alamos High School, have been bitten by the mountain bike racing bug. There is no ointment to relieve this bite, only quality time training and competing scratch Read More

Topper Sports Schedule: Sept. 28 Through Oct. 2, 2021


The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Tuesday Sept. 28 through Saturday Oct. 2:

Sept. 28 Tuesday

  • Girls Soccer vs Socorro Home 4:30 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel
  • Volleyball vs Belen Home 6 p.m.  – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Sept. 30 Thursday

  • Girls Soccer vs Bosque Prep Away  4 p.m.

Oct. 1 Friday

  • Football vs Farmington Home 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Oct. 2 Saturday

  • Volleyball vs Albuquerque Academy Away 4:30 p.m.
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New Mexico Governor Strategizes With Las Cruces Business, Elected Leaders And Tours Fort Bliss Military Base

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visits with  local business leaders and elected officials Friday in Doña Ana County and the surrounding area. Courtesy photo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham meets with business leaders and elected officials Friday in Doña Ana County. Courtesy photo


LAS CRUCES — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited Doña Ana County and the surrounding area Friday, meeting with local business leaders and elected officials to acknowledge successes and discuss issues of concern for southern New Mexico and how the state administration can better meet the needs of their communities. Read More

Mobile Vaccination School Events Sept. 27-28


SANTA FE — Three Mobile Vaccination School Events are scheduled for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 2.

Anyone can get a COVID-19 vaccine at these events, although the focus is on eligible students. Those under age 18 need to provide a signed consent form, but parents do not have to be present for student vaccination.

Schools may request an on-site vaccination event through this Department of Health webform. Schools should have at least 25 eligible people, who can include family and community members. 

Today, Sept. 27:

  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Robert F. Kennedy Charter
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Gov. Lujan Grisham Appoints Benjamin Scott Cross Of Clovis To Judgeship Vacancy On Ninth Judicial District Court

Benjamin Scott Cross


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday the appointment of Benjamin Scott Cross of Clovis to fill a judgeship vacancy on the Ninth Judicial District Court.

Cross has worked as an attorney with the Ninth Judicial District Court since 2011. His work there has included overseeing the court’s mediation and self-represented litigant programs, as well as providing legal advice, performing legal research and drafting legal opinions.

Cross is a 1998 graduate of Clovis High School. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006 Read More

Scenes From Los Alamos 2021 Constitution Day Dinner

Chair Bill McKerley of the Republican Party of Los Alamos serves as Master of Ceremony and opens the 2021 Constitution Day Dinner Saturday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by John McHale/ 

Presentation of the Colors by Trail Life at the Constitution Day Dinner. Photo by John McHale/

2021 Constitution Day Dinner Featured Speaker Pastor Clarence Washington, the author of Hijacked, Vol.1-4, presents a talk on ‘The Truth Will Set You Free, Recovery from Social Injustice and Racial Disparity.’ Photo by John McHale/

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Rotary Club Hears About Fishing Opportunities In New Mexico From Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter George Morse

Los Alamos Daily Post sports reporter George Morse spoke about the diverse opportunities for fishing in New Mexico during a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Linda Hull

Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“The San Juan River … that’s the Number One spot for New Mexico’s best trout fishing,” shared George Morse, avid angler and the fishing reporter for the Los Alamos Daily Post, when he spoke Sept. 21 to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. “The second best place for trout is the Rio Grande Gorge from Taos north to the Colorado border. Rio Chama is a good place, too.” Read More

Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page. Read More

Los Alamos Rotary Club Inducts Member Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen, center, recently became the newest member of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. She was inducted by Membership Committee Chairman Tim Bullock, left, and is sponsored by Rotary Club President Oliver Morris. Allen is the Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge and a local businesswoman. Photo by Linda Hull Read More

Local Senior Centers Offering Free Drive Thru Flu Shots

On Tuesday, the Betty Ehart Senior Center will offer free drive thru flu shots noon to 2 p.m. in the upper lot. On Thursday, the White Rock Senior Center will do the same also noon to 2 p.m. in its main lot. NO appointment is needed, just bring your ID and insurance card. This is an opportunity for seniors over 50 and their care givers or family members. Courtesy photo Read More

Posts From The Road: In Search Of Fall Colors…

Golden Meadow: This view during a recent trip to western Colorado shows a meadow of golden grasses and bushes with a tiny stand of gold aspens shining in front of a hillside of green. Photo by Gary Warren/

Sheep: A bonus scene while driving through the West Elk Mountains in Colorado was to see a herd of sheep grazing in a meadow at the edge of the forest. We enjoyed watching as two dogs kept the herd gathered and moving as they grazed from the meadow into the pines and fir trees of the forest. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos

On a recent Read More

Fr. Glenn: You Don’t Waste Good

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Anyone a fan of the original NCIS has heard Special Agent Gibbs’ rule: “You don’t waste good.”

That simple phrase can be interpreted in several ways. In the immediate “Gibbsian” sense: If you’re good at something, don’t waste your gift. We teach kids this in guiding them toward courses of study, careers and vocations. For instance, If you’re good at math, look at something that requires math—science, accounting, etc. If you’re a good writer, maybe composition work of some sort is for you. If you find yourself gravitating toward the spiritual, maybe some sort of employ by your Read More

West’s Gallegos Scores 8 Touchdowns Vs. Hilltoppers

The Toppers spent most of the game trying to catch West Las Vegas Don’s Damian Gallegos who ran for 8 touchdowns and gained 330 yards rushing. Photo by John McHale/

Jeremiah Hartzol blocks Cameron Padilla’s extra point attempt following the Don’s second touchdown. Photo by John McHale/


Rolling up 330 yards is a pretty good night’s work for an offense.

Unfortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team’s defense, that total was rolled up by one individual on the other side of the ball in about 3 quarters.

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Los Alamos High School Senior Lillian Shevitz Named 2022 National Merit Commended Student

2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, LAHS senior Lillian Shevitz, with her Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Lillian Shevitz has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Principal Carter Payne presented Shevitz with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program.

“LAHS congratulates Lily on this accomplishment,” Principal Payne said. Read More

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