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Power Interrupted At UNM-LA And Denver Steels

on July 28, 2014 - 10:08am


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials report that a power outage affecting about 100 customers in the Denver Steels neighborhood and portions of the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos began about 6:45 a.m. today.

Power was restored at UNM-LA by 7:30 a.m. and by 8 a.m. to the Denver Steels neighborhood.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Lucy'

on July 28, 2014 - 9:56am
Los Alamos

“Lucy,” by writer/director Luc Besson, is a contemporary era (rather than futuristic) Sci-Fi flick, immersed in the dark underworld of international drug running.

If you are sensitive to scenes involving blood, torture, execution by gun, or weirdly morphing ooze, don’t bother with this one. The film is rated “R” for strong violence, disturbing images and sexuality. I thought this was a very smart film. I liked it.

First off, the concept of the film is intriguing: what would happen if a human suddenly were able to increase the percentage of her brain to

Lightning Creates Quite A Show Over Los Alamos

on July 28, 2014 - 9:10am

Lightning last night created quite a show. These strikes were shot from a house on Nickel Street ... the lights are from Canyon Road. Photo by Daniel Seitz


NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Los Alamos County and the Jemez Mountains through late tonight as well as a weather outlook through Sunday, Aug. 3.


Yang: Organizations Rely On EVERYONE ... Managers Included

on July 28, 2014 - 8:43am
Organizations Rely On EVERYONE ... Managers Included
Los Alamos

Do you feel a larger purpose for, and transcendent meaning in, your work?  Do you manage to focus on your work at least 20 percent of the time during the day? Do you get recharged by inspiration every so often, as opposed to surviving on caffeine? Do you regard your manager to be supportive and caring? Do you experience trust at work? These are the key questions to gauge how happy/unhappy people in the workforce feel about their work (click here).

Positive answers would mean a happier workforce, which in turn

Kiwanis Scholarships Awarded to Lee & Pittman

on July 28, 2014 - 8:42am

From left, Judy Lee, Emily Pittman, Carissa Pittman (Emily’s mom) and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at noon at Trinity on the Hill Church and is open to everyone. Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects. For more information, visit Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented scholarships to Judy Lee and Emily Pittman at a recent Tuesday Kiwanis meeting.

Lee was recognized for her community service to RSVP at the Betty Ehart

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Ropes in Family Fun Aug. 8-10

on July 28, 2014 - 8:40am

Los Alamos National Bank won first place in the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade for best capturing the essence of the '100 Years of Homesteading' theme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


With the new school season around the corner, the County of Los Alamos is giving families an excuse to enjoy one last summer weekend trip with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 8-10.

“This family-oriented County Fair and Rodeo gives families something fun to do before the start of another school year and the end of summer,” said Suzette Fox, executive director,

Letter to the Editor: Reckless Driving?

on July 27, 2014 - 11:24pm
Los Alamos

I'm disappointed that some people in the community have not learned a lesson about poor behavior behind the wheel, given that one Los Alamos resident is dead and a motorist is facing criminal charges from an accident that occurred earlier this month.

I say this because a driver in a large Dodge 4x4 decided to pass me this evening (July 27) near the Totavi gas station on the way to Main Hill. I was driving about 50 miles per hour, which I assumed to be reasonable. I would estimate his speed to have been double.


Crowd Joins Los Alamos Historical Society At Time Out Pizzeria For Premiere of 'Manhattan'

on July 27, 2014 - 3:08pm

The private dining room at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue is filling up with community members prepared to watch the premiere of Manhattan this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The main dining area also is filling up for the big event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society reminds the crowd that the producers have said repeatedly of this series, 'This is fiction.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Tonight starts the television series premiere of “Manhattan” on WGN

LANL Employees’ Scholarship Winners Announced

on July 27, 2014 - 12:54pm

Los Alamos students picked up thousands of dollars in scholarship awards from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund Thursday at a reception at the LANL Foundation offices in Española. From left, Daniel Ahrens, $4,000 Bronze award, Amanda Mercer, $10,000 Sen. Pete Domenici award; Colin Hemez, $4,000 Bronze award; George Barnum, $4,000 Bronze award, Mohit Dubey, $4,000 Bronze award; Maria McTeigue, $4,000 Bronze award; and Alexandr Wang, $20,000 Gold award. All are Los Alamos High School graduates except Dubey, who is a graduate of New Mexico School for the Arts.

Chikungunya Virus Reaches United States

on July 27, 2014 - 12:37pm

Countries and territories where chikungunya cases have been reported. Courtesy/CDC

Chikungunya virus disease cases reported by state or territory – United States, 2014 (as of July 22, 2014). Courtesy/CDC

CDC News:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been closely following reports of the mosquito-borne chikungunya (chik-un-GUHN-ya) virus, which is transmitted to people by mosquitoes.

The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash.

In late 2013, the chikungunya

Udall, Heinrich, Pearce to Host DOE Secretary in Carlsbad Regarding Recovery at WIPP

on July 27, 2014 - 12:04pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce have announced that U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will visit Carlsbad Aug. 12 for a discussion about the ongoing recovery at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
Last month, the lawmakers invited Moniz to visit to get an update on cleanup efforts and to talk with workers and local officials about WIPP’s importance to the community and to our national defense, as the only deep geologic repository for Cold War transuranic waste.

Los Alamos Hosts 2014 NM Master Gardner Conference

on July 27, 2014 - 11:16am

NMMG News:

The New Mexico Master Gardner (NMMG) organization held its annual conference July 24-26 in Los Alamos.

Participants attended a variety of gardening workshops and toured downtown Los Alamos including stops at the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Smart Grid House.

The Bradbury Science Museum has some 40 interactive exhibits on display that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project and highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology.

At the Los Alamos Historical Museum,

Lujan Grisham Says No Session Break Without VA Reform

on July 27, 2014 - 10:49am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M. and 115 other members of Congress called on House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to not let either the House or Senate go out of session until it passes vital legislation to boost veterans’ access to health care.

In a letter to both leaders, Lujan Grisham and others said that the House and Senate must agree to and pass the Veterans’ Access to Care Act, which would allow many veterans to receive some healthcare from non-VA facilities.

Cosmic Cowboy Great Ray Wylie Hubbard Puts Crowd Up Against The Wall Friday Night At Ashley Pond

on July 27, 2014 - 10:07am
Cosmic Cowboy Great Ray Wylie Hubbard reaches out to the crowd. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Bill Hearne opened for Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Pond Friday night. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Dk Warner, left, and concert producer Russ Gordon share a moment. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Bedecked trees light up the night under which vendors offer products and services Friday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Tiny dancers. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Lucas Hubbard backs up his dad Ray Wylie Hubbard on guitar, bass and

Classical Music World: Answering Classical Concert Questions

on July 27, 2014 - 9:42am

LACA Artistic Director



A few of weeks ago I tried to define and then slap down three reasons why people don’t come to classical music concerts. My message was that you don’t have to know anything about classical music to enjoy it, you don’t have to dress up and you don’t have to clean out your bank account to attend.


Some of you may take my advice and come to one of the Los Alamos Concert Association’s offerings. And, if you have never been to a classical concert, you may find yourself feeling like you are in a foreign land where the music is great but you don’t

Calling All Former Los Alamos County Queen's Court Royalty

on July 27, 2014 - 9:24am


Letter to the Editor: Did I Miss Something?

on July 27, 2014 - 9:22am
Olympia, Wash.

Since moving to Olympia, Wash., I have been keeping up with the LA news through the Los Alamos Daily Post. Thank you!

However, I must have missed something. Why is there downtown construction going on? Wasn't there just major work done on the roads/sidewalks on Central just 3-4 (?) years ago to put the cut outs and walkways to slow traffic?

If my recollection is correct, what a waste of money to tear it up and redo. 

Please correct me if I am wrong.


Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of July 28

on July 27, 2014 - 9:09am


Upcoming Road Construction Update:

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.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

Between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and 20th Street.

During the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic.

OBITUARY: Krystal Rae Finney Vernon May 20, 1982 – July 21, 2014

on July 27, 2014 - 9:08am

KRYSTAL RAE FINNEY VERNON May 20, 1982 – July 21, 2014

Krystal Rae Finney (Kryssie Vernon) of Los Alamos (formerly of Roswell, NM) passed away in her sleep July 21, 2014.

Born May 20, 1982 in Lawton, Okla., she is survived by her husband Mark Vernon; her mother and father, Leandra and Herb Finney; brother, Andrew Finney; sister, Adair Buck; niece Ashlee Marie Buck, brother in-law Roger Buck; grandparents, Clif and Billie Mann; aunt and uncle, Gae and Sonny Mann, and niece Sunny Leanne Mann; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joyce and Carl Vernon, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and


Major Gift of Paintings By Taos Pueblo Artists Gifted To Millicent Rogers Museum

on July 27, 2014 - 8:30am

'Fall at Taos Puebloby Juan Mirabal. Gift of Brad and Fran Taylor. Photo Courtesy of Robert L. Parsons Fine Art

‘Crossing the Riverby Albert Looking Elk Martinez. Gift of Brad and Fran Taylor. Photo Courtesy of Robert L. Parsons Fine Art


MRM News:


The Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos has received the gift of 42 paintings by Taos Pueblo artists Albert Lujan, Albert Looking Elk Martinez and Juan Mirabal. Brad and Fran Taylor of Madison, Wisc. donated the collection to the museum.


"We are thrilled beyond belief by the major gift of this significant collection of works by


Widespread Heavy Rain, Increasing Flash Flood Threat This Week

on July 27, 2014 - 8:04am


NWS News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reports today that widespread heavy thunderstorm rains are expected this week, with an especially active pattern developing during the Tuesday through Thursday period.

Heavy rain will lead to at least localized flooding, with a very high flash flood threat for area burn scars. At least two "backdoor" cold fronts will enhance shower and thunderstorm development this week.

Thunderstorm coverage is expected to ramp up today, and then steadily each day as the week progresses.

Belen Airport Gets Nearly $4 Million For New Runway

on July 27, 2014 - 7:45am


Nearly $4 million to build a new runway at the Alexander Municipal Airport in Belen will finally be available now that Belen Airport officials have received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA authorization was the last step needed before the bidding process for construction could begin.

According to Belen’s airport manager, Robert Uecker, the proposal to build a new runway was prompted for safety reasons.

“When the wind blows in from the west, the current runway becomes almost impossible to use,” he said.


LAMC Hosts Special Reception For Dr. Patrick Dawson

on July 26, 2014 - 2:31pm
LAMC OB/GYN physicians Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout and Dr. Patrick Dawson pose with the statue of mother and child unveiled during Thursday's special reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center welcomed Dr. Patrick Dawson to the staff of Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center (NNMWHC) during a reception Thursday at the Hospital.

Dawson joined the staff in June. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Los Alamos Democrats Launch Headquarters & Kick Off Campaign Season With Friday Events

on July 26, 2014 - 2:31pm

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevits, center standing, introduced Attorney General Gary King, with mic, who is running for governor of New Mexico as well as other candidates gathered Friday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Campaign Kick-off event. Free Barbecue was served, hosted by Izaelevitz's County Council Campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico's Attorney General/gubernatorial candidate Gary King with Lt. Gov. candidate Deb Haaland address the crowd gathered on the lawn at Fuller Lodge Friday.

Photo by Carol A.


Letter to the Editor: Remember White Rock Smith's

on July 26, 2014 - 11:57am
Los Alamos

With all the letters to the editor about the new Smith's Marketplace, I am surprised that no one has written in support of the White Rock Smith's.  

It would be a huge loss to White Rock if we didn't have that store. And I fear that we won't have it if we don't support it. Yes, it is smaller and less glitzy than the Marketplace, but it has served the majority of our grocery needs for a long time.

It is nice to have the Marketplace to fill the gaps that the smaller Smith's can't, but please, White Rock, give your Smith's the first chance to provide for your needs.