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Expert Presents History of Chile in Southwest

on September 1, 2014 - 7:28am

Dr. Stephanie Walker in a chile field in southern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAHS


Chile peppers have a long and rich history in New Mexico, and actually were grown in this area hundreds of years before New Mexico’s statehood.

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist from New Mexico State University, will discuss the story of chile in the Southwest from its ancient origins to modern production.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will present “Chile – New Mexico's Hottest Harvest" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Fuller Lodge.

Walker earned her Bachelor of

AHF: A Secrecy Sieve

on August 31, 2014 - 11:29am



AHF News:


In 1944, General Leslie Groves commissioned a history of the Manhattan Project. The Department of Energy has just released the 36-volume, declassified history. There are many interesting stories in the texts, from the science to counterespionage programs. Science blog io9 did a story on the "Manhattan District History," focusing on the security leaks investigated during the project.


"Since September 1943, investigations were conducted of more than 1,500 'loose talk' or leakage of information cases and corrective action was taken in more than

Fox Perches in Tree on Barranca Mesa

on August 31, 2014 - 11:28am

This fox perched in a tree in the backyard of a home on Barranca Mesa, off of Tecolote Street. Photo by Robert Wingo

Photo by Robert Wingo

Crisis Underway At Cariños Charter School In Española

on August 31, 2014 - 11:26am

Fearing a lock out, teachers, staff and parents stage a sit in beginning Friday and running through the holiday weekend at Cariños Charter School in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Teachers and supporters at Cariños Charter School in Española are fighting to keep their doors open. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Fearing they will be locked out over the holiday weekend, teachers and staff at Cariños Charter School in Española have staged a sit in, taking shifts to ensure an around the clock presence inside the school.

The school was "red-tagged' Tuesday

Additional Resources Arriving For Pino Fire

on August 31, 2014 - 10:04am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Today and Monday, more firefighters and equipment will be arriving in Jemez Springs to strengthen the Type 3 Incident Management organization on the Pino Wildfire.

The lightning caused fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 141 acres. The fire is five miles south of N.M. 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. The wildfire is being managed for resource benefit.

Saturday, firefighters observed low intensity fire activity. Smoke from this fire is still not significant, but will steadily increase over the holiday weekend.

White Rock Library Construction Moving Along

on August 31, 2014 - 8:49am

Construction on the new White Rock Library is in full swing with the site now cleared, the overhead power-lines removed and foundation work underway. The new library is slated for completion in the spring. Courtesy/LAC

Workers Getting It Done Around Town

on August 31, 2014 - 8:34am

A worker generates some smoke on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Landscaping work continues at the corner of Knecht and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Firefighters test a hydrant at 7th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers dig a hole on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Harkey: Outrunning Modern Tigers

on August 31, 2014 - 8:21am
Body-Connection Coach & LMT
You've probably all heard of the fight-flight-freeze response, which the body and mind employ to survive stressful or life-threatening situations. That rush of adrenaline, which made it possible for our early ancestors to flee from saber tooth tigers or fight bands of marauders still shows up in our modern lives but what we do with it is much different.

The complex combination of chemicals released by a stress response inhibits digestion and immune response and increases blood pressure, respiration and blood to the limbs.

NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the copper and tin that produces bronze). Luted crucible casting is a

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Hundred Foot Journey'

on August 31, 2014 - 7:43am
Los Alamos

“The Hundred Foot Journey” is a sweet, visually pleasing film that will make you wish you could enjoy aromas and flavors in movies.

The story is about the Kadam family from Mumbai, India, coming to Europe to escape the political turmoil in which they lost their restaurant as well as the wife and mother of the family. The family consists of Papa, played by Om Puri (The Ghost and the Darkness; Charlie Wilson’s War), Hassan played by Manish Dayal (90210; The Good Wife), Mansur; Mahira,Mukthar and Aisha.

Movie poster for 'The Hundred Foot Journey.'

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Scientist To Hike Grand Canyon 'Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim' in 22 Hours for Veterans For Justice

on August 30, 2014 - 1:23pm

Pawel Listwan

NMLA News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Pawel Listwan has always liked a challenge – like leaving his home country of Poland at the age of 19, living, studying and exploring Australia for nearly 20 years and arriving in Los Alamos eight years ago where he settled with his wife Dorota Listwan and their three children.

In November 2012, together with his business partners, Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler and his wife Dorota, they opened the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, an American-style restaurant and pub.

Now Listwan has set his sights on a new challenge.

Crowd Packs Art Opening At Convento Gallery

on August 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Standing from left, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Jennifer Heineman and Ann Lumaghi and sitting from left, Sandy Nichols, Kit Keith and Jaye Buros are the artists who comprise Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley art show, which opened Friday at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information, call 505.500.7126 or or Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Board  Chair Gabriela Silva, bookkeeper Jennifer Heineman and

Thank You Tourney Hole Sponsors!

on August 30, 2014 - 10:53am

Pino Fire Management Activity Increases

on August 30, 2014 - 10:43am

SFNF News:

Firefighting operations on the Pino Fire are gradually intensifying to take advantage of predicted favorable weather. It is expected that conditions on Tuesday, Sept. 2 will be optimal for aerial and hand ignitions to direct fire to holding and control features. Management of the wildfire is under the direction of a Type 3 Incident Management organization.

The lightning caused fire, on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District, is now estimated at 132 acres. The fire is located five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs.

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Sept. 1

on August 30, 2014 - 10:37am


Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 1:

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

Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

Chip seal operations continue on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. All the chips have been applied and the final sealant will be applied in mid to late September.

Manny Martinez Live At Santa Fe Plaza

on August 30, 2014 - 10:29am


CIR Lecture: Disarming Syria's Chemical Weapons

on August 30, 2014 - 9:23am

Cheryl Rofer

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a world affairs lecture by Cheryl Rofer on disarming Syria’s chemical weapons Thursday, Sept. 4.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be served followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. The cost for CIR members is $15 and $20 for non-members; qualifying students may attend for free.

Rofer is CEO and founder of Nuclear Diner ( and contributes posts and discussion to that site.

Explosive Interest In WGN's 'Manhattan'

on August 30, 2014 - 9:19am

Scene from WGN's television show 'Manhattan.' Courtesy/wgnamerica

AHF News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The WGN America television show “Manhattan” has galvanized the interest of millions of viewers. Shown on Sunday nights, national audiences are riveted by the dramatic tension between rival groups of scientists and the omnipresent security police in Los Alamos in 1943.

“Manhattan” follows the scientists as they confront the challenges of making a workable atomic bomb while dealing with an intrusive military force, intense rivalries, and strained marital relations where couples can no longer

Herbal Wisdom: Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am
Herbal Wisdom
Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season

The start of the school year reminds us that cold and flu season is not too far away. There are many ways that medicinal herbs and foods and lifestyle choices can help to boost immune function. Your daily habits, including the foods you eat and your exercise and sleep routines, have a significant effect on your immune strength. Even if your lifestyle choices are exemplary, environmental toxins, chronic or extreme stress, and the wear and tear of aging can all weaken immunity.

The immune system includes the thymus

See Planes Meet Pilots At 'The Science of Flight' Sept. 13

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am


“The Science of Flight” set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13 is an opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with several cool airplanes and their pilots.

Home-built planes and a beautifully restored classic will be featured, along with educational displays and informal pilot talks about aerodynamics too – explore “how planes work” with engaging, hands-on demonstrations and airplane models.

“The Science of Flight” is sponsored by Los Alamos County Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and volunteer pilots.

During the event,

OBITUARY: John William Stanhope Oct. 2, 1919–Aug. 26, 2014

on August 30, 2014 - 7:55am

JOHN WILLIAM STANHOPE Oct. 2, 1919–Aug. 26, 2014

John William Stanhope passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014, after a brief illness, he was 94 year old. He was born in Cedar, Kansas to John and Elise Stanhope, on October 2, 1919.

John met the love of his life, Natalie in 1939 and were married on December 24, 1942. They were married for 70 ½ years until she passed away on July 12, 2012.

John was a Pearl Harbor Survivor during WWII, and was a Chief Machinist Mate on the U.S.S. Tennessee Battleship. He served in the Navy for 6 years and then moved to Ellsworth, Kansas.