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Dive-In Movie At Aquatic Center 7-9 P.M. Today

on April 17, 2015 - 8:05am

New Bus Stop Area At Trinity And Oppenheimer Drive

on April 17, 2015 - 7:51am

Workers prepare a new bus stop area Wednesday aftternoon at Trinity and Oppenheimer Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DOE Hosting Los Alamos Town Hall At Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2015 - 7:36am

DOE News:

The Department of Energy will host a Town Hall meeting in Los Alamos Thursday, April 23, to discuss the Accident Investigation Board findings from the Feb. 14, 2014, drum breach at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Members of the AIB will be on-hand to present the findings and answer questions.

The Los Alamos meeting is the second of two public meetings following the AIB’s release of its Phase II Report on the WIPP event. The report is available at 

The Los Alamos meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., April 23 at Fuller Lodge,

Kiwanis Club Hosts Kentucky Derby Party May 2

on April 17, 2015 - 7:30am



The Kentucky Derby is almost here!

Grab your hat and enjoy the Big Race while helping to Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos welcomes you to join in the fun 3:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at the annual Kentucky Derby Party. This year the new Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos Golf Course will host the event to include a Derby-inspired buffet, mint juleps, cocktails, a Derby hat contest, kids activities, large screen viewing, and 50/50 betting on the big race!

All proceeds from the event will benefit Project


Council Corner: Part 2 – Highlights Of The Budget

on April 17, 2015 - 7:29am
By Vice Councilor David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos County Council
Part 2. What is a Budget? (Part 2 of a 2-part series)

In my previous column, I gave a brief overview of the budget process. Today, I will focus on a few highlights in the Fiscal Year (FY) 16 budget proposal to be presented by staff. As I mentioned in the last column, this budget proposal should ideally reflect the initial Council budget guidance discussed early in the budget process, as well as staff input regarding their operational needs.

It’s no surprise to anyone living in Los Alamos that spending has been down at Los

LAHS Navy JROTC Are State Drill Champions

on April 17, 2015 - 7:28am

The Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC won their first state drill championship. The teams took first place trophies in unarmed regulation, unarmed inspection, armed regulation, armed inspection, male fitness, female fitness and male color guard. Second place in precision air rifle and female color guard and third place in armed and unarmed exhibition drill. Many of the cadets participating in the drill competition also earned individual medals as well. Courtesy photo  

The Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC won their first state drill championship. LAHS Navy JROTC Senior Naval Science

Breidenbach Replaces McQuinn As NWP President And Project Manager At WIPP

on April 17, 2015 - 7:26am

Philip Breidenbach

NWP News:

CARLSBAD – Philip Breidenbach, a nuclear expert with more than 30 years of experience in Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear and high-hazard operations, will replace Bob McQuinn as president and project manager of Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operating contractor at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

“Bob has done a tremendous job leading the recovery effort at WIPP since he arrived in March 2014,” said James Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nuclear and Environment for AECOM’s Management Services Group.

Los Alamos Police Release 2015 1st Quarter Crime Stats

on April 16, 2015 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2015, which were compiled by the Records Division of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Authors Speak Series Features Stan Crawford April 23

on April 16, 2015 - 11:16pm

Author Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, The Canyon, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

New Mexico author and local favorite Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, The Canyon, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. His talk is part of the ongoing Authors Speak series, held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Crawford, a Dixon resident, has spent a lot of time in Los Alamos, teaching writing at UNM-LA, selling garlic at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market, and


Annual Spring Vendor Blendor Sunday

on April 16, 2015 - 11:15pm


New Gospel Principles Class Begins Sunday April 19

on April 16, 2015 - 11:14pm

Salt Lake Temple. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons


A new "Gospel Principles" class will begin Sunday, April 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos.

Are you curious about the Mormon faith? Do you have questions about what Mormons believe? Or are you wishing to return to church activity but it's been a while? Want to take it slowly and start with a gospel refresher?

This free course will provide basic gospel instruction in a comfortable small-group setting where questions and discussion are welcome. Interested community members are

Aspen Elementary Spring Fling 4:30-7 P.M. Friday

on April 16, 2015 - 10:59pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center Issues Call For Eye Spy Entries

on April 16, 2015 - 10:24pm

For more information, click here, stop by 2132 Central Ave., or call 505.662.1635.

Los Alamos Daily Post Visits Mrs. Hendricks' Third Grade Class At Aspen Elementary School

on April 16, 2015 - 2:10pm
Third graders in Mrs. Hendricks' class at Aspen Elementary School learned about journalism from the staff of the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Luján Addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day

on April 16, 2015 - 11:46am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“More than 70 years ago, millions of Jews were persecuted, imprisoned, and millions more were murdered because of their faith, heritage, and identity. To this very day, the terrible atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis shock the conscience of humanity.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 9 To April 15, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 11:42am

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 9 at 4:31 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted on Central Avenue.


April 9 at 4:45 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan Barnes, 37, of Los Alamos at 20th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with assault and again April 10 at 11:40 a.m. at 11 Rover Blvd., and charged him with assault on a peace officer.






In And Around Town: April 16

on April 16, 2015 - 11:33am
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published each Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
THURSDAY, April 16
Science on Tap-Solar Cells
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Aditya Mohite and Wanyi Nie of the Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group discuss their work on perfecting a crystal production technique to improve perovskite crystal production for solar cells in a Science on Tap conversation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked the Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Update On New Downtown Picnic Area

on April 16, 2015 - 10:18am

County crews work on a beautification project on the stretch of property adjacent to the Municipal Building parking lot along Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


A beautification project is underway on the stretch of property adjacent to the Municipal Building parking lot along Central Avenue.

Los Alamos County Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton said the area will be populated with native grasses, 11 hybrid Cottonwood trees, several picnic tables and benches and a winding path.

Waffle Breakfast Saturday At Masonic Lodge

on April 16, 2015 - 10:08am


The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Boosters Club will host a waffle breakfast fundraiser 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Masonic Lodge at 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under six, and are available from any NJROTC cadet or at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 505.662.0980.

VIDEO: Heinrich Advocates Tech Transfer Legislation, ‎Labs’ Role In Monitoring Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 16, 2015 - 10:04am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. advocated for legislation he sponsored to encourage technology transfer and highlighted the national laboratories' role in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran's Nuclear Program.

At the hearing with leadership from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Senator Heinrich highlighted the Microlab Technology Commercialization Act, a bill he introduced with

YMCA Talent Show Registration Closes Monday

on April 16, 2015 - 9:57am

Dancer Victoria participates in 2014 dance competition. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes Monday, April 20.

Registration of talent is free, but the Show, starting at 6:30 pm, April 24 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.

Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday, April 20, and may do so in person at the Y,


Council Corner: Part 1. What Is A Budget?

on April 16, 2015 - 9:55am
By Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos County Council

Part 1. What is a Budget? (Part 1 of a 2- part series)

On April 20, the County Council will begin their dialogue and discussions about the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 16 budget. My fellow councilor Susan O’ Leary is spearheading a discussion on additional ways to communicate with the public. With this theme in mind, I would like to use this first column to “set the stage” for these upcoming budget hearings by giving our citizens some background about the budget process and responsibilities.

It takes several months to develop

LAHS Athlete Forrest White Signs Letter Of Intent

on April 16, 2015 - 9:41am

Surrounded by his parents Timothy and Janet White and coaches Kathy and Rob Hipwood during a ceremony Wednesday, Los Alamos High School Cross Country athlete Forrest White signs a letter of intent to attend Union University. Founded in 1823, Union University is in Jackson, Tenn. and has a student body of more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 44 states and 33 countries. Union was ranked number 12 among regional universities in the South in the 2015 college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos High School Cross Country

Supercomputing Challenge Draws Over 200 Students

on April 16, 2015 - 8:52am

LANL News:
  • Student teams thriughout New Mexico showcase year-long research projects April 21-22

More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will be at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 20-21 for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“One of the goals of the year-long competition is to teach student teams how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real-world problems,” said David Kratzer of the Laboratory’s High Performance Computer Systems group, LANL’s coordinator of the Supercomputing Challenge.

Obituary: Jesse Jr. Lytten June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 8:49am

JESSE JR. LYTTEN June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

Jesse Jr. Lytten, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 10th 2015 with his beloved wife Shirley Lytten by his side. He had his daughters, Donna Jean Young and Suzanne Waterbury there as well. Several of his immediate family members were waiting. Jesse was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Jesse met Shirley Anne Benson in Washington, D.C. while he was serving in the United States Navy.