Obituary: Joanne Jean Mosher Meade Aug. 8, 1930 – Feb. 23, 2016 / Robert Eugene Meade May 11, 1930 – April 14, 2021

Joanne Jean Mosher Meade Aug. 8, 1930 – Feb. 23, 2016
Robert Eugene Meade May 11, 1930 – April 14, 2021

Joanne Mosher was born in Milton Michigan and grew up on a farm in South Bend, Indiana. She played viola in the South Bend Symphony, graduated from Mishawaka High School, and worked at a clothing boutique.

She realized she wanted more out of life than hanging out with friends, going to dances and having fun on the beach. She obtained her private pilot license at the age of eighteen and received a scholarship to The Art Institute of Chicago. After moving to Chicago to attend the Art Institute, she stayed

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Rotary Features Sgt. Major (ret.) Gavin McIlvenna Speaking On 100th Anniversary Of Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Sentinels from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) stand guard and conduct the changing of the guard , May 6, 2021 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Courtesy/Arlington National Cemetery

Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God” … so reads the inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

It was retired Army Sgt. Major Gavin McIlvenna, founder and 11th president of the Society

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Luján Highlights New Mexico’s National Laboratories In Meeting With Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the American Jobs Plan.

During the meeting, Senator Luján highlighted the need to drive investments for New Mexico’s National Laboratories and champion a Clean Energy Standard to address the climate crisis.

Sen. Luján secured key investments in the American Jobs Plan to upgrade research infrastructure at National Laboratories across the nation and establish an Energy Efficiency and Clean Electricity

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 Topper Wrestling Team Hosts Rio Rancho In Dual Meet 

Joe Archuleta pinned his opponent, Elijah Pineau in the 170-weight class. Photo by John McHale/

Senior Damian Gonzales won his match 4-1 against Ventura Velasquez in the 138-weight class. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Wrestling Team hosted the Rio Rancho Rams in a dual meet Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.

The team had a good showing, and the wrestlers did well in their weight classes, but the Toppers did not have wrestlers in all of the weight classes, which led to their loss to the Rams.

Seniors recognized before the match:

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 570 New Cases, Total 199,901 With 8 New Deaths And 185,033 Recovered

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials announced today 570 new COVID-19 cases in total for Saturday, May 8, Sunday, May 9 and Monday, May 10.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new case bringing the total to 525 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:

  • 157 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron

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AGU: New Study Pinpoints Source Of largest Recorded Mediterranean Earthquake In AD 365

This map shows the modeled wave heights of the tsunamis on the coasts in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which were triggered by the earthquake July 21, 365. Courtesy/Richard Ott

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The morning of 21 July, AD 365, the Eastern Mediterranean was shaken by an earthquake that is generally believed to be the strongest recorded earthquake in the Mediterranean.

It probably originated around Crete, Greece, and was followed by a tsunami that hit the Mediterranean coastlines causing many deaths. In Alexandria, tsunami devastation was so severe that the day of the event was commemorated

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Public Comment On Downtown Masterplans Until May 24


Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) and the Los Alamos County Community Development Department hosted an informational meeting May 6 to present the draft Downtown Master Plans for both Los Alamos and White Rock to the community.

Informed by the numerous public meetings to date, these plans contain a vision, goals and recommendations for each Downtown area.

DPS presented each Downtown vision and provided an overview of the major recommendations for each area, including proposed changes within the Phase 2 Development Code Update.

After the presentation, participants were then

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Car Goes Over Wall On Diamond, Driver Has Minor Injuries

Los Alamos police officers responded to the scene of an accident around 3 p.m. today in which a vehicle careened over a wall at Diamond Drive and 38th Street. LAPD told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the driver, a female in her late teens or early 20s, was the only occupant in the vehicle. She appeared to have had a medical episode that caused the accident, police said, adding that she was transported with minor injuries to Los Alamos Medical Center by LAFD’s EMS personnel. Photo by John McHale/

Scene of the accident today at 38th Street and Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/

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In And Around Town: May 10, 2021

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

Voices of Los Alamos:Talk on ‘Peace Engineering, a New Mindset’

Voices of Los Alamos (VOLA) meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 10 and hosts a talk on “Peace Engineering, a New Mindset”. Speakers at the meeting include Donna Koechner, program manager for Peace Engineering – ECHO, founding member of the Peace Engineering

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As COVID-19 Shut Off Moratoriums Expire, New Mexico PRC Issues Order Protecting Customers Waiting For Relief Funds

PRC News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) issued an order May 5 providing protection to customers who are waiting for an application for relief funds to process.

The order comes just as moratoriums on disconnections expired May 4, for small water, gas and rural electric cooperative utilities, allowing these utilities to begin serving disconnection notices to residential customers who were previously protected.

PRC considered emergency health conditions the highest priority and worked with utilities to ease concerns regarding disconnections. Payment plans

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Rosary And Funeral Mass For Jeanne Hurford At IHM May 22

Jeanne M. Hurford Sept. 11, 1942 – Nov. 7, 2020. Courtesy photo


A Rosary will be held for Jeanne M. Hurford at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

A Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary at 11 a.m., with interment at Guaje Pines Cemetery immediately afterward.

View obituary here.

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New Mexico Historic Preservation Division Seeks Survey Responses From Public To Help Plan 10-Year Roadmap

State Historic Preservation Officer and Director Jeff Pappas


SANTA FE — Historic preservation is vital for all New Mexicans. It protects our connection to the past and teaches us about our roots. It provides a sense of place and character for our communities.

It drives economic development and tourism, and it shapes our present and can be used to define the future in a way that is most beneficial for all New Mexicans.

May 10 through June 10, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (NMHPD), a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA), will conduct an online

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Obituary: Elizabeth Higgins Oct. 2, 1936 – April 8, 2021

ELIZABETH HIGGINS Oct. 2, 1936 – April 8, 2021

Elizabeth Ann Higgins went home to Jesus April 8, 2021, at the age of 84.

Elizabeth was born to Clarence and Grace Hamrick October 2, 1936, in Hilton, Oklahoma. As a child, Elizabeth enjoyed spending time with her pets including her pet squirrel.

Elizabeth met her husband, Jim Higgins in 1953 at Hobbs High School. They got married September 10, 1956, and went on to have three children: Nancy, Claire and Blaine. Elizabeth and Jim attended college at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM.

After graduation, the couple moved to Los Alamos, NM where

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How A Drunk Driver Inspired U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján To Back Research And Development Of Anti-DWI Technology

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Sen. Ben Ray Luján said he was about 20 years old when a pair of headlights altered the trajectory of his life.

It was 1992. Luján, D-N.M., recalls he was staying with his parents during a summer break from the University of New Mexico. He said he was about a half-mile from home, coming back from a basketball tournament in his Toyota Celica when he rounded a bend and was hit head-on by a drunk driver who had veered far into his lane.

He said he remembers opening his eyes after the collision, the smoky car, adrenaline pumping through his veins, the disconcerting

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Skolnik: Enhancing The Health Of Girls And Women Globally

Los Alamos

The good news is that the health of girls and women has improved in the last two decades. Young girls die at lower rates than earlier. They also die less often of pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and malaria. Women die less of pregnancy-related causes and malaria, among other things, and, until COVID, were living longer than ever before.

Yet, there remains a large unfinished agenda of needed improvements in the health of girls and women globally. Around 2.5 million under five girls still die every year, overwhelmingly of preventable causes, such as birth asphyxia, pneumonia,

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Colorful Birds Are Returning To Los Alamos

A Bullock’s Oriole perches on a birdfeeder recently at a residence in Eastern Area. Photo by Robert Hayward

A red faced Western Tanager soaks up sunshine recently in Eastern Area. Photo by Robert Hayward

A puffed up Wilson’s Warbler rests its wings recently on a branch in Eastern Area. Photo by Robert Hayward

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