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Faith & Science Forum Begins June 3

on May 29, 2015 - 7:55am



The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum announces its second summer discussion series. The LAFSF will use the book Origins by Deborah and Loren Haarsma as a starting point for our discussions – the origin of the universe, of life, and of humanity.

Members of the forum will lead the discussions each week in June and July. In August, the Haarsmas will visit and give three keynote lectures and have a chance to meet with members of the community.

Exercise Now For Your Best Summer Ever

on May 29, 2015 - 7:54am
Los Alamos

Winter is over. Spring break has come and gone. That means summer is just around the corner.

In the next few weeks the days will get longer and warmer and that means we’ll be wearing more shorts, tank tops and swimsuits. Many of you may have gained a few pounds over the winter, and if you’re going to look the way you want this summer, now is the time to get your body in shape.

The first thing you’re going to need to do to change your body for the summer is to begin exercising more.

Chamber Offers Free Coupons At Friday Concerts

on May 29, 2015 - 7:49am


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is introducing a limited print run coupon page that is only available at the Chamber Tent at the Gordon’s Los Alamos County 2015 Summer Concerts Series.

The Friday Night Specials are discounts at local Chamber Member businesses and are only good the Saturday through Thursday following the concert each week. Only 50 of the Friday Night Special coupon pages will be printed each week. They will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

The first Friday Night Special coupon page will be available at the May 29 Gordon’s Summer Concert by


Bathtub Row Brewing Grand Opening Weekend!

on May 29, 2015 - 7:48am


DOE Announces 23 New Projects

on May 29, 2015 - 7:46am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $60 million in funding for 23 groundbreaking new projects aimed at creating highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power.
The projects are funded through ARPA-E’s two newest programs, Advanced Research In Dry cooling (ARID) and Accelerating Low-cost Plasma Heating and Assembly (ALPHA), which both seek to develop low-cost technology solutions.

MANA del Norte Offers Post-Secondary Scholarship

on May 29, 2015 - 7:43am
MANA News:
The purpose of the MANA del Norte Scholarship is to assist Latinas from northern New Mexico in continuing and/or completing their post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based on strength of personal statement, academic ability, financial need and letters of recommendation.

Application Eligibility

Deadline: July 15, 2015: Applicant must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled, by the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year, in an accredited college or university in New Mexico.
If an applicant has been accepted to an accredited college or university outside New Mexico,

In And Around Town: May 29

on May 29, 2015 - 7:35am
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
FRIDAY, May 29
Summer Concert Series: Band of Heathans
Alternative music from Austin. 7 p.m. Ashley Pond
Bathtub Row Brewing Grand Opening
Grand opening festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday, May 29, and continue that evening with music, food and new beer releases. Celebration activities will continue 3-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

Greyhound Pets Of America Will Hold Meet And Greet At Pet Pangaea During Chamberfest

on May 29, 2015 - 7:33am

A Greyhound. Courtesy photo

GPA News:

Greyhound Pets of America-New Mexico Connection will hold a meet and greet 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 13 in front of Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square during Chamberfest.

Stop by, meet the Greyhounds and learn about these wonderful dogs, pick up an informational flyer about the organization, check out the hand made collars and talk with owners. Greyhound Pets of America is a nonprofit organization that greatly accepts donations.

"Many thanks to Pet Pangaea for hosting our event," organizer Michele Smithour said.


How The Hen House Turns: Raising Finch (1)

on May 29, 2015 - 7:27am
How the Hen House Turns
Raising Finch (1)

Our adventure with wild Cassin’s finch began one morning before playing tennis at the Barranca Mesa courts.

When I first saw the baby birds, I thought they were pinon pine cones. Then they moved, and I thought a cat had left some injured mice beneath the pinion tree. 

Finally, up close, the wiggling brown things turned out to be tiny, naked birds struggling for security in a sea of short pine needles. There were three of them. They looked very bedraggled and weak.

I found a stick and gently pushed them together

Dream Visitation Development Workshop At Ardantane

on May 29, 2015 - 7:20am
APLC News:
Ardantane Pagan Learning Center is offering a class of interest to the wider community in June on the Ardantane Campus near Jemez Springs.

This class deals with the near universal experience of dream visitation, in which people receive visits and information from deceased loved ones and others in their dreams. This is the most common way that people are visited from the afterlife and other dimensions.

Spend two days learning about this phenomenon, what it might mean in a person's life and how to interpret the messages they have recieved.
The Spirits in Our Dreams:
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Tsikimu Fire Victim Fund Closes At LANB Friday

on May 28, 2015 - 5:09pm


Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Tsikimu Fire Victim Fund at Los Alamos National Bank should do so by 5 p.m. Friday as the fund will close at that time.

The fund was set up to help the family of the home at 913 Cheyenne St., that burned down earlier this month.

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Awards $422,500 To College Bound Students

on May 28, 2015 - 4:30pm
Gold Scholarship winner Chloe Keilers of Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LANL Foundation
Gold Scholar Alexander Ortiz of Santa Fe High School. Courtesy/LANL Foundation
Gold Scholarship winner Charlotte Flory of Questa High School. Courtesy/LANL Foundation
Los Alamos Daily Post

Seventy-eight New Mexico students received $422,500 in scholarships from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund during a special event May 20 at the Study Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Chloe Keilers of Los Alamos High School, Alexander Ortiz of Santa Fe High School and

Snodgrass: Science Embroiled In Controversy And Doubt ... Is National Security At Risk?

on May 28, 2015 - 4:28pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Matthew Hughes’ 21st century science fiction/fantasy novels about Henghis Hapthorn are set in the far future, but the plots are laced with insightful allegorical connotations that are very much a reflection of the present day.  

Hapthorn, a planet-hopping private eye called a “discriminator,” makes his living solving problems for the wealthy aristocracy of Old Earth.

However, the real McGuffin for the series, as Hollywood calls the plot-enabling device in a movie, has to do with a fundamental transformation, which seems to be shifting reality in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 21 To May 27, 2015

on May 28, 2015 - 4:28pm

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.

May 21 at 10:18 a.m. / An 18-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of criminal sexual contact on Trinity Drive.

May 21 at 5:57 p.m. / A 44-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his vehicle parked on N.M. 4. The estimated loss is unknown.


May 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Community Bids Farewell To Rex And Dawn Kilburn

on May 28, 2015 - 4:27pm
The community bid farewell to Dawn and Rex Kilburn at a party Wednesday at Trinity on the Hill. Rex taught fifth and sixth grade at Pinon Elementary School, then became assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School where he later became prinicipal for the last six years. Dawn is the registrar of the Los Alamos Pre-School Program. Rex is pictured here with Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez. The two are looking over a book of memories presented to Kilburn at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Three generations of Kilburns at the party Wednesday.

Letter To The Editor: LLA Board Expresses Gratitude

on May 28, 2015 - 2:29pm
By Debbie Huling and Jason Lott
LLA Board Co-Presidents

On behalf of the Leadership Los Alamos Board, we want to acknowledge the unwavering support of staff from the Community Programs Office provided in hosting Dr. Lowell Catlett.

We were honored and fortunate to have someone of Dr. Catlett’s caliber visit Los Alamos, as he is well known as a futurist both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Catlett was the keynote speaker to the 2015 Graduates of Leadership Los Alamos, and during his presentation he stated what an amazing community we live in.


NNSA Conducts Experiment To Improve U.S. Ability To Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions

on May 28, 2015 - 2:28pm

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, a National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) led-team successfully conducted the fourth in a series of experiments designed to improve our ability to detect underground nuclear explosions.

The Source Physics Experiment (SPE-4 Prime) is a fundamental step forward in the U.S. effort to improve arms control verification, and will eventually be used to assure compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Anne Harrington, noted that “The seismic Source Physics

County Launches ‘I Support Manhattan Project National Historical Park’ Campaign

on May 28, 2015 - 1:57pm


In conjunction with the upcoming field visit by representatives of the National Park Service and Department of Energy regarding the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the County is sponsoring an “I Support the Manhattan Project National Historical Park” campaign.

Community members supporting the Park are encouraged to add their name and address to a pre-printed postcard with the campaign message – the postcards will be gathered and then displayed on a large exhibit board for the public meeting June 2 at Fuller Lodge.

The pre-printed postcards are available to the

Car Wash Planned For Farnham Family

on May 28, 2015 - 1:56pm

Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Everything!

on May 28, 2015 - 1:41pm
Piñon PTO Appreciation Week Chair

THANK YOU to the hardworking and talented Piñon Elementary teachers, office staff (principal, secretary and clerk), instructional assistants, nurses, custodial/maintenance personnel, counselors and physical/occupational therapists for another wonderful school year!

THANK YOU to all of the wonderful Piñon Elementary parents for generously donating time, items, and/or delicious food to make the Piñon PTO’s Appreciation Breakfasts and Luncheon honoring our fabulous staff a smashing success!

THANK YOU to CB FOX's Pajarito Greenhouse in

Los Alamos High School Standout Jared Mang Named Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year!

on May 28, 2015 - 1:27pm

Jared Mang

CHICAGO — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Jared Mang of Los Alamos High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year.

Mang is the first Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Los Alamos High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Mang as New

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on May 28, 2015 - 1:09pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilor Rick Reiss speak with community members this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Council members take turns hosting the booth at the farmers market to answer questions and hear concerns from community members. Photo by Chris Clark/
County Councilor Rick Reiss speaks with community members at this morning's farmers market. Photo by Chris Clark/
Council Chair Kristin Henderson speaks with community members. Photo by Chris Clark/
Farmers Market grounds were full of folks

United Way Announces 2015 Community Action Funded Partners

on May 28, 2015 - 12:57pm

Members of the United Way Community Action Fund Grant Committee listen to Los Alamos Family YMCA CEO Linda Daly discuss programs the Y provides to the community and surrounding area, during the committee's annual week-long grant hearing meetings held earlier this month at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


More than $1 million was requested for 49 programs by 38 organizations in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.

United Way of Northern New Mexico’s Community Action Fund grant process concluded with the funding of $600,000 to 25 local nonprofits.


LAPD's Special Olympics Torch Run Underway

on May 28, 2015 - 12:40pm

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department, family members and Special Olympics athletes gather near the police station this morning for the annual torch run to Jemez Springs. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Athletes Shaylene Stephens and Sam Zimmerly carrying the torch run with Cdr. Oliver Morris this morning on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAPD News:

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department joined Los Alamos Special Olympics athletes this morning in running the torch from LAPD to Jemez Springs to help raise awareness and support for Special Olympics.

NDI Student Dancers Shine In Front Of 1,700 People

on May 28, 2015 - 11:38am

More than 500 student dancers and an audience of 1,700 people fill Española Valley High School Gymnasium Wednesday evening for the annual NDI End-of-Year performance. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Special guests participating in Wednesday's event include businessman Omar Sanchez, in blue t-shirt, who owns Time Out Pizzeria restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock. Sanchez also is a retired New Mexico State Police officer and Wednesday marked his 8th year participating in the event. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Staff Report

ESPAÑOLA – The National Dance Institute