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Udall Welcomes Historic Agreement To Re-open U.S. And Cuba Embassies

on July 1, 2015 - 8:46am


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the agreement between the United States and Cuba to re-open embassies in Washington and Havana: 

“Re-opening embassies in Washington and Havana is a historic step toward normalizing relations and finally building a 21st century relationship with Cuba. In my visits with Cuban entrepreneurs, artists and others, it's clear to me that the Cuban people are eager to engage with the world.

Letter To The Editor: Fed Up With Inaction, Landowners File Suit To Resolve Nasty Road Dispute

on July 1, 2015 - 8:29am
By Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land, Water and Rights, Inc.

Northern New Mexicans Protecting Land, Water and Rights, Inc.(NNMPLWR), filed a lawsuit Monday, June 29, in federal district court naming Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Raymond Fry, Superintendent of the Northern Pueblos Agency of the BIA as plaintiffs in a suit alleging that federal government has illegally clouded title to private property within the exterior bounds of the San Ildefonso Pueblo

Unitarian Officials Break Ground On New Church

on July 1, 2015 - 8:04am
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos officials break ground Tuesday at 1738 N. Sage St. where their new church will be constructed. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Members from the congregation and community turn out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Unitarian Church on Sage Street. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Staff Report
The old Unitarian Church at 1738 N. Sage St. has been demolished and a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday on that site to kickoff construction of a brand new church building.
The new building, designed by

Home Country By Slim Randles: An American Thing

on July 1, 2015 - 7:28am

Home Country


We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. Great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summer-weight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, and the local kids leading dogs and cats – some rather reluctantly – on leashes.

For some of us, the Fourth of July parade is a chance to see just how much the local kids have grown over the past year. For others, it’s a chance to see something that is really ours.


Joan Williams Best Predictor In Tuesday's Pace Race

on July 1, 2015 - 7:16am

Atomic City Road Runners begin Tuesday's pace race with the one milers going one way and the three milers going the other. Courtesy/ACRR
Tuesday's Pace Race one milers head up the hill. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:

It was a hot and dry evening, but 52 runners turned out for Tuesday’s Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race.

Joan Williams was the best predictor in Tuesday’s Pace Race, only 9 secs off adjusted, on the figure 8 course in Bayo and Rendija Canyons. 

There was a tie in the 1 mile race with Erik Leonard and Jason Pieck, who was 18 seconds off.

This Week At Farmers Market July 2

on July 1, 2015 - 6:40am
LAFM News:
Look at what's at the Farmers Market this week:
Lamb, shrimp, ungraded eggs, honey, honey sticks, vegetable juices, cider snow cones, dried apples, beets, carrots, turnips, shishitos, onions, garlic, squashes, radishes, peas - snap and english, salad greens, heads of lettuce, fennel, dill, potatoes, mulberries, strawberries, cherries, jams, vinegars, sauces, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, lettuce mixes, asian greens, green onions, leeks, dried sage sticks, sage, pizzas, decorations, cut flowers, plants, herbs, vegetable starts, hanging pots, native new mexico plants, squash blossoms,

UNM-Los Alamos Student Services Moves To More Central Location On Campus

on June 30, 2015 - 5:19pm

The UNM-Los Alamos campus. Courtesy/UNM-LA


UNM-LA News:

Changes are afoot at UNM-Los Alamos, and they’re all for the convenience of the students. As of Monday, July 6, UNM-LA Student Services and Business Services will trade office locations: Student Services was previously located in the lower level of Building 2 and will now be in Building 1. Business Services will be in the lower level of Building 2.

“The move will place enrollment and service departments right in the center of campus and in closer proximity to one another,” said UNM-LA Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil.


Lawmakers Discuss Jobs And Economic Growth At Today's Los Alamos Chamber Business Breakfast

on June 30, 2015 - 4:49pm
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and Sen. Mary Kay Papen discuss increasing employment in New Mexico during this morning's Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Chamber Breakfast attendees this morning at UNM-LA as Sen. Mary Kay Papen and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discuss the New Mexico Jobs Council. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico State Sen. Mary Kay Papen and State Rep.

Obituary: Amberly Rose Dye June 27, 2015

on June 30, 2015 - 4:36pm

AMBERLY ROSE DYE June 27, 2015

Amberly Rose Dye, 20, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2015. Everyone who knew her will miss her beauty, smile and generosity of spirit.

Amberly is survived by her mother Denise Ewy (Gary), her father David N. Dye (Dawn), her fiancé Dustin Nelson, her brothers Weston and Dustin Dye, her grandparents Joyce and Jim Ross, and Janis and Neal Dye, several aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to personally mention.

Cremation has taken place by Rivera Family Funerals of Santa Fe. A memorial to follow will be announced at a later date.


‘Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art’ At Mesa Public Library Art Gallery During July

on June 30, 2015 - 4:23pm

Sneak Preview: The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library will be filled with artists’ books and all of their fascinating variations, throughout July.  Reception with the artists is 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 3. Photo by Katy Korkos



The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art” Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31.

All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings

Chargers Attend 2015 GCST Summer Invitational

on June 30, 2015 - 4:04pm
Charger swimmers getting ready for morning practice with swimmers from Florida and Illinois. Courtesy photo
Charger Aquatics swim team returned this past week from Ft. Myers, Fla., which was their 3rd annual summer training trip to the Sunshine state.
The kids worked out for a week with Gulf Coast Swim Team and Bloomington-Normal YMCA Waves swimmers before competing in the 2015 GCST Summer Invitational meet at Florida Gulf Coast University. With only nine Charger swimmers competing against 19 other teams (430 swimmers) at this event, the team placed well at 10th.

Dead Trees Are Future Benches For Beer Co-op

on June 30, 2015 - 3:43pm

The management at Ponderosa Pines Apartments at 3000 Trinity Dr., is having two dead Ponderosa trees cut down today and is donating them to Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square to transform into benches for their patrons. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2015 Centers Events Around Manhattan Project Theme July 15-19

on June 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

Courtesy photo



Visitors will have a chance to unlock the mysteries behind the former secret city of Los Alamos July 15-19 during the eighth annual Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Los Alamos ScienceFest, the town’s signature annual event, is themed “the Secret City Unlocked” in recognition of the recent designation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and popularity of the WGN hit TV series “Manhattan."

Most events during ScienceFest will be centered around the town’s once enigmatic history of the Manhattan Project and includes five days of family friendly events

United Church of Los Alamos Back In Business

on June 30, 2015 - 2:50pm
The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road. File photo
United Church of Los Alamos

The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road is back in business again as doors opened after a series of renovations.

While a formal open house is slated for the month of August, summer time often finds families with a little more free time on their hands and perhaps looking for something new. Technically the church isn’t back in business, but back in the main sanctuary after holding services for quite some time in their Christian Education building as progress

Aquatomics Honored To Host Nogar Memorial Meet

on June 30, 2015 - 2:21pm
Young swimmers on the block. 'Take your mark!' Photo by Doug Wedman
LAA News:
To the many volunteers, too numerous to name, who helped make the Nick Nogar Memorial Open long course swim meet a great success this past weekend, the Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) say, "Thank you!"
It is always an honor for the team to host this meet every summer, dedicated to Nick Nogar, who's passion for swimming at all levels and life-long enthusiasm for the sport, we wish to instill in each and every swimmer. The Los Alamos Aquatomics hosted 13 swim teams from throughout New Mexico with 176 swimmers.

Faith & Science: A Finely Tuned Universe July 1

on June 30, 2015 - 2:19pm
This week's faith and science topic is "A Finely Tuned Universe: its beginnings and dynamics", presented by Glenn Magelssen.
Scientific evidence suggests that the universe is very old, roughly 13.7 billion years and that it started with a “Big Bang”. Furthermore the physical laws are fine tuned in such a way that galaxies and stars can form allowing nuclear reactions to produce the energy that sustains the “starlight” we see.
The sun is an example of a star that releases energy in a way that allows life on Earth.

Water Used For Hydraulic Fracturing Varies Widely

on June 30, 2015 - 2:18pm
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage detailed in a new study accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
The research found that water volumes for hydraulic fracturing averaged within watersheds across the United States range from as little as roughly 9,800 liters (2,600 gallons) to as much as 37 million liters (9.7 million gallons) per well.

Mr. Pierotti And The Anniversary

on June 30, 2015 - 11:53am

Stainless steel cream and sugar set 7-year-old Kim Smith purchased at Pierotti's Flower and Gift Shop. Courtesy photo


Redwood City, Calif.
(Formerly of Los Alamos)

I had forgotten the anniversary. As I lay in bed the night before, I heard my parents wish each other a “Happy Anniversary” from the other room, and my heart dropped.

Even at 7 years old, weren't you supposed to do something for the people who mostly just made your life work?

Plans In Final Stages For July 4th Extravaganza

on June 30, 2015 - 11:45am

About 15 people worked for three and a half hours June 27, 'squibbing' hundreds of shells for the Kiwanis Fourth of July Fireworks. Squibbing involves the insertion of electronic fuses into shells. Kiwanis jokingly calls this 'a sewing circle with explosives'. From left, Charmian Schaller, Ann Hayes, Roger Stutz, Dennis Gill, John Arrowsmith and seated on the ground in front, Rick Reiss and OpalLee Gill. Photo by Sharon Stover


Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

It takes a lot of work to get ready for the Kiwanis Fourth of July festivities in Overlook Park, but the end is in

Governor Helps Break Ground At Cerrillos And I-25

on June 30, 2015 - 11:22am

Diverging Diamond overview. Screen Shot/NMDOT


SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez joined local, state, and federal officials Monday to break ground on the state’s first Diverging Diamond, the first of its kind in New Mexico, at Cerrillos Road and Interstate 25 in Santa Fe.
The interchange is designed to improve safety and traffic flow.  
“This new state-of-the-art interchange is yet another example of what we can accomplish when we commit significant state infrastructure investments, and leverage them with federal dollars,” Martinez said.

Brainpower & Brownbags 2015 Lunch Lectures

on June 30, 2015 - 11:07am
Lee Marvin, James Coburn, Katy Jurado and Sam Peckinpah laugh it up at the 1981 Santa Fe Film Festival. Photo by Mario Villafuerte. Palace of the Governors photo archives, Santa Fe New Mexican Collection, HP.2014.14.355
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — From the making of a classic Western flick to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, and Southwestern cuisine, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning.
Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each

Unitarian Church Groundbreaking 6:30 p.m. Today

on June 30, 2015 - 10:54am
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is celebrating the groundbreaking of its new building project at 6:30 pm. today at the new building site, 1738 North Sage St.

Rev. John Cullinan will lead a short ceremony and all are welcomed to attend. Attendees are asked to wear closed shoes and carpool if possible, as limited parking will be available in the Mason's lot next door. All ages are welcome, but parents are advised to keep children close on the active construction site.

The congregation has been actively working toward building a new building since 2008. Architects Mullen|Heller

Los Alamos Students Graduate Harvey Mudd College

on June 30, 2015 - 10:13am

Martin Loncaric




CLAREMONT, Calif. — Two Los Alamos students graduated May 17 from Harvey Mudd College. 


Martin Loncaric received a bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics, graduating with distinction and departmental honors in mathematics. He attended Los Alamos High School.


Alexander Kent Kendrick received a bachelor of science degree in physics, graduating with distinction. He attended Los Alamos High School.


Alexander Kent Kendrick   


About Harvey Mudd College 


Harvey Mudd College is the premier liberal arts college


Macaw Skeletons Signal Hierarchy At Chaco

on June 30, 2015 - 9:46am

This skull of a scarlet macaw (Ara macao) was excavated from Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico by researchers from the American Museum of Natural History in 1897. Courtesy/@AMNH/D.Finnin



New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political hierarchies may have emerged in the American Southwest earlier than previously thought.

Researchers determined that the macaws, whose brilliant red and blue feathers are highly prized in Pueblo culture, were persistently traded hundreds of miles north from Mesoamerica starting in

Judges Select Youth Olympic Games Medal Design

on June 30, 2015 - 9:42am

The winning medal design for the Youth Olympic Games/Lillehammer 2016, titled 'To the TOP' by Burzo Ciprian of Romania. Courtesy/meltwaterpress


“To the TOP” by 20-year-old Burzo Ciprian from Romania was chosen out of more than 300 entries from 65 nations as the medal design for the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016.

Burzo’s winning design was chosen by a panel of judges comprising Olympians, young ambassadors and young reporters.

“For me was one of the best feelings I've ever had after I was announced as the winner.