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How the Hen House Turns—The Unthinkable: Running Free

on November 23, 2014 - 9:52am
How the Hen House Turns
The Unthinkable: Running Free
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Skates, our blond border collie, was missing. I must have gone downstairs and called, then whistled. No Skates. I walked down the front stairs, up the driveway to the backyard and called and whistled again. Still no Skates.

What is remarkable, now that I think of it, is that I felt no angst, just a little irritation: “Oh dear. Skates and Sammy are probably off somewhere on campus.”

Those were our graduate school years 1959-1963 in Madison, Wisc.

Solo Traveler: What The French Do Best

on November 23, 2014 - 9:45am
Andouillette sausage in mustard sauce with potatoes au gratin, carrot puree, and salad at Restaurant Les Paves de St. Jean in Old Lyon. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Joyce Nickols of Los Alamos in a self-cleaning restroom in Lyon, France. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Solo Traveler
What the French Do Best

The Michelin guide in France is known for its unfettered judgment of the best restaurants and chefs.

There are a maximum of three stars awarded to any given restaurant. When a chef loses a star, it is said to be as traumatic as the breakup of a marriage.

Reviewers who work

Grand Opening Of Unquarked The Wine Room Dec. 20!

on November 22, 2014 - 12:08pm

Operations Manager Veronica Black-Stepp is busy Thursday afternoon preparing for the Dec. 20 grand opening of Unquarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The flooring has been installed, tables and chairs are in and artwork fills the walls at the new wine room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The community-wide grand opening for Unquarked The Wine Bar in downtown Los Alamos is set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

County Seeks Additional Public Feedback Before Dec. 4 Transportation Board Meeting

on November 22, 2014 - 9:40am

Atomic City Transit. Courtesy/LAC


The last time a Transit Study was conducted was just prior to Atomic City Transit starting operations, approximately seven years ago.

The County contracted with LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. (LSC), to develop a Comprehensive Transit Study / Updated Five-Year Transit Plan (Transit Plan). This contract was executed in February of 2014. Atomic City Transit is funded primarily with Federal Grant funds.

Blue Buses Not In Service Thanksgiving Or Day After

on November 21, 2014 - 10:36am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27as well as Friday, Nov. 28in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Monday, Dec. 1.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the

Weck's Restaurant Postpones Los Alamos Location

on November 20, 2014 - 5:38pm
Weck's Restaurant at 2000 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rumors swirling around town for weeks of a new eatery opening on the hill have come to a temporary end.

Weck's has decided to postpone opening a restaurant in Los Alamos for at least six months.

Weck's Santa Fe owner and licensee Michael Dennis explained during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post that he had come very close to finalizing negotiations to open a restaurant at Smith's Marketplace.

"We really like Los Alamos and think it is a great place to open one of our

John Payne Describes Climbing Mt. Denaili At Mountaineers Meeting Tonight

on November 19, 2014 - 3:35pm
Denali, the highest peak in North America. Courtesy photo
Climbers assend Mt. Denali. Courtesy photo
LA Mountaineers

Denali, aka Mt. McKinley, is the highest peak in North America. More than 20,000 feet tall, with temperatures framed by its proximity to the Arctic Circle, winds that can top 10 miles per hour, and an unforgiving landscape of glaciers and crevasses, Denali, of course, is a siren song to adventurers and mountaineers.

At the November meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Josh Payne will provide a first-hand account of his 22 days on the mountain as he