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Flight Night At UnQuarked Tomorrow

on April 28, 2016 - 4:47pm
Anasazi Fields Winery and Secret City Kitchen are teaming up once again to bring you Flight Night starting at 5 p.m., Friday, April 29 at UnQuarked, The Wine Room.
Jeremy Varela from Secret City is preparing food sample trays: roasted maple paprika spiced nut medley, brie with balsamic reduction, blackened chicken with a chipotle cream smear, and cayenne salted dark chocolate bark. Jim Fish, winemaker from Anasazi Fields, will lead you thru a pairing of their wines with these dishes.
Cost is $12 per person. Reservations not necessary but quantities are limited.

Letter To The Editor: Is National Wildlife Federation Right Agency For Los Alamos?

on April 28, 2016 - 4:46pm
Los Alamos

On April 23, our county was recognized as New Mexico’s first “Community Wildlife Habitat.” A representative from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) was on hand to present the certificate to county officials. 

Some disturbing details emerge upon closer inspection of the NWF. This is an agency that appears to have wildlife in its best interest, unfortunately, they promote trapping of wildlife. Los Alamos passed an ordinance in 2014 banning the use of steel-jaw traps and


Aspen Elementary; Los Alamos Middle School Students Take First In 26th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

on April 28, 2016 - 4:04pm

Aspen Supercomputers from left, Max Corliss (7th), Ming Lo (5th), Andy Corliss (6th) and Phillip Ionkov (6th). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Andy Corliss, Phillip Ionkov, Ming Lo of Aspen Elementary, and Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle School won first place for their project, “Solving the Rubic’s Cube 2.0,” Tuesday, April 26 at the 26th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The "Aspen Supercomputers" created a three-dimensional simulation of a Rubik’s cube, a national favorite brain-bending puzzle, as well as an implementation of a cube-solving algorithm.

Governor Appoints Lynn Gallagher Cabinet Secretary For Department Of Health

on April 28, 2016 - 3:46pm

Lynn Gallagher

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced her appointment of Lynn Gallagher as Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH).

Gallagher has served as Deputy Secretary of DOH since 2013. Prior to that, she served as the General Counsel for the Aging and Long-Term Services Department. Gallagher’s appointment follows the passing of Secretary Retta Ward in March.

“Much like Retta Ward before her, Lynn is a dedicated public servant who demonstrates strong leadership and dedication to improving the health of New Mexicans,” Martinez said.

Letter To The Editor: To The Person Vandalizing PEEC’s Hiking Posts

on April 28, 2016 - 10:49am
Los Alamos
To the person who is vandalizing PEEC’s hiking posts:

I have four sons who are thoroughly enjoying PEEC’s new hiking program “Passport to the Pajarito Plateau”. They have always loved nature and being in the outdoors, and they are very excited about the new program. They are so excited about it that we are making time to do some fun hikes when we might not otherwise have squeezed it into our busy schedule.

We were, in fact, planning to do the Acid Canyon hike the day after I read about that particular post being removed.


County Launches Telephone Survey Friday

on April 28, 2016 - 10:37am


During the next few weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving a phone call asking for their feedback on County government.

The County has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with County services and programs. Whenever possible, the County uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s phone survey is Research &

NMED Hosts Open House On LANL Consent Order In Council Chambers 5-7 p.m. Today

on April 28, 2016 - 9:58am

NMED News:

NMED Proposes Changes to Consent Order, which Governs Legacy Clean-Up at LANL

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau will host an Open House in Los Alamos to present an overview of their proposed changes to the Draft Consent Order governing legacy clean-up at Los Alamos National Laboratory and to hear citizen and stakeholder input, address concerns, and answer questions.

The Open House is 5-7 p.m., today in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

On March 1, 2005, NMED and the U.S.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners Prepare For June Fair

on April 28, 2016 - 9:32am

Los Alamos Master Gardeners are working on the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden to have it ready for its June 11 Garden Fair. The workers are preparing an area for a new penstemon garden and an extended butterfly garden. Gardeners from left, Shari Foley, Denise George, Pallas Papin, Pam Rogers, Kimberli Tanner and Carlos Valdez. Courtesy photo

Hilltopper Girls Golf Team Finishes Stellar Season

on April 28, 2016 - 8:45am

Malorie Apgar playing out of the bunker on 18. Photo by Carl Necker

Team members celebrating their District title: Faith Koh, Malorie Apgar, Emily Moulton, Jennifer Necker and Leah Mountain. Photo by Carl Necker


Los Alamos

The Los Alamos High School girls golf team closed out their regular season Tuesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course with a team score of 388. That team score was their fourth qualifying score of the season.

The team played again Wednesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course for the District 2 5A championship.


State Police Launch Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In May

on April 28, 2016 - 8:24am
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of May 2016.
Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Los Alamos National Day Of Prayer May 5

on April 28, 2016 - 8:22am
Courtesy photo
NDOP News:
The public is invited to Los Alamos National Day of Prayer. Praise music will begin at 11:30-11:50 a.m., by Centerpeace (Filer family) followed by Prayer time 11:50 a.m., to 12:50 p.m., May 5 at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr.
For further information, call the Bonner family at 505.672.3864.

Understanding The Syrian Tragedy: Causes And Dynamics Of The Uprising May 1

on April 28, 2016 - 8:20am
Dr. Bassam Haddad, George Mason University
CFIS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  It’s been nearly five years since Syrian rebels took up arms against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and today more than 250,000 people are dead and millions more have fled the country as a result of the bloody conflict.
Dr. Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason, will attempt to put the ongoing Syrian war in perspective for a New Mexico audience during a lecture at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium.

Lujan Grisham Introduces Legislation To Provide Stable Funding For Food Banks

on April 28, 2016 - 8:15am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced legislation to ensure stable and increased federal funding for emergency food banks that distribute food to communities throughout the state.
Lujan Grisham drew attention to the need for the funding last month at a food distribution site at Pajarito Mesa. 

As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Lujan Grisham voted for the 2014 Farm Bill that dedicated money for food purchases, along with $100 million a year for food banks to distribute food to communities.

New Awards For Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

on April 28, 2016 - 8:13am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Building on the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy has awarded more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy.
The awards include 57 undergraduate scholarships and 33 graduate-level fellowships for students at American colleges and universities.
“Nuclear energy currently makes up 60 percent of the United States’ non-carbon emitting energy portfolio,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.

Udall Welcomes Signing Of Historic International Agreement To Fight Climate Change

on April 28, 2016 - 8:11am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees, released the following statement on the signing of a historic agreement reached by the United States and almost 200 other countries to fight climbing temperatures and rising sea levels by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Udall was among a group of 10 senators who attended the United Nations climate talks in Paris last December, where international negotiators reached the deal.

Martinez Announces Expansion Of Child Care Services

on April 28, 2016 - 8:10am
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced that hundreds more low-income families will now have access to child care services through CYFD at an affordable cost. Martinez announced that the Child Care Assistance Program, which serves nearly 18,000 families, will expand its eligibility requirements through the end of May.
Now, New Mexico families earning as much as 200 percent of the federal poverty line – an increase from the previous 150 percent – may apply for the child care assistance program.

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery Presents Arts And Design Student Exhibition May 5

on April 28, 2016 - 8:09am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE –– Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by students of the Arts & Design program at Santa Fe Community College.
The exhibition opens with a reception from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, May 5. Selections from coursework in Architectural Design, Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion Design, Fine Woodworking, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Santero Carving and Sculpture are featured. More than 120 pieces of student work are on display in the Visual Arts Gallery. 
Awards for the Arts and Design student show are generously

Pajarito Mountain Finishes Season With More Days On Slopes And Increased Skier Visits!

on April 27, 2016 - 3:54pm

Scenes From QNM Summit With Speaker Jim Collins

on April 27, 2016 - 2:22pm

Many Los Alamos residents joined some 2,000 people at the 2016 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit to hear internationally renowned leadership speaker Jim Collins April 12 at Isleta Resort. From left, UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cindy Rooney, UNM-LA instructor Laura Loy, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega and LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus who is a new member of the QNM Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos National Bank is a major sponsor of the QNM Summit. LANB officials from left, Rod Pittman, Jillian Bartley, Cathe McClard, Anne Kain and CEO John Gulas.

Books For Babies Project Exceeds Expectations

on April 27, 2016 - 12:43pm
Barranca Elementary School students gather with hospital staff this morning at Los Alamos Medical Center to celebrate the student's success in raising $622 for their ‘Books for Babies’ Service Project. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAMC Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart congratulates students this morning on the success of their service project. Photo by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

Barranca Mesa Elementary School 1st through 4th grade students set a goal of $500 for their “Books for Babies” Service Project.

Pig & Fig Café’s Food & Wine Pairing Benefit Los Alamos Special Olympics May 12

on April 27, 2016 - 11:56am
Pig + Fig Café — the northern New Mexico eatery that’s gaining notoriety for its gourmet comfort food — will host ‘A Very “Special” Wine Dinner’ benefiting Los Alamos Special Olympics at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at its 35 Rover Blvd. location in White Rock.
The six-course dinner features rare and highly sought-after wines paired with new American delicacies such as Hudson Valley foie gras, ratatouille stuffed squash blossoms and candied Berkshire pork belly.

UNM-LA Hosts Free Jazz Concert Friday

on April 27, 2016 - 11:54am
Lenny Tischler stands in front of a mural on the UNM-LA campus. Tischler is an adjunct lecturer at the college. He also teaches jazz in Santa Fe. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
Lenny Tischler will perform “Freedom Work: Folk Forms and Variations” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Student Center (Building 2) at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
The public is invited to attend this free performance, which serves as the culmination of UNM-LA’s “April is for the Arts” celebration.
“Freedom Work” evolved from a single piece to a 5-part suite over the course of two decades.

GOP Statement On Cruz, Kasich Efforts In New Mexico

on April 27, 2016 - 11:51am
RPNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement Monday on the news that Sen. Ted Cruz would cease campaigning in New Mexico and let Gov. John Kasich compete here on his own: 

"The New Mexico Primary is going to be very important this year, and when every delegate matters, we certainly understand that campaigns will have to decide strategically where to compete, and they have every right to do so," RPNM spokesman Tucker Keene said.

Letter To The Editor: LAPD Is An Important Community Partner And We Thank Them

on April 27, 2016 - 10:54am
Executive Director
Pajarito Environmental Education Center

I would like to thank the Los Alamos Police Department on behalf on the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for the assistance they have been giving us in tracking down the vandal who has attempted to stop participation in our Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program.

PEEC designed this program as a fun way to get kids and adults outside, enjoying our many beautiful trails.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 20 To April 26, 2016

on April 27, 2016 - 10:40am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 20 at 7:05 p.m. / A 60-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone used her credit card on Diamond Drive without permission. The estimated loss is less than $300.

April 21 at 10 a.m. / Police charged a 14-year-old Espanola boy with the unlawful possession of switchblades at 2101 Hawk Dr., and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.


April 21 at