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Quorum Notice For DNCU Grand Opening Friday

on July 26, 2016 - 8:49am

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Del Norte Credit Union branch at 2 p.m., Friday at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. A quorum of councilors may be present at this event, however, no council action will be taken. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Tuesdays At The Pond: Canciones Españolas Tonight

on July 26, 2016 - 8:27am


Tuesdays at the Pond tonight features "Canciones Españolas - with Christina Martos, Carlos Archuleta, Andre Garcia-Nuthman and Franz Vote". The repertoire for this program is classical Spanish Art Song and Zarzuela, featuring music from Spain and various Latin-American countries.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy “Canciones Espanolas”. Tuesdays at the Pond brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening through Aug. 9.

The Los Alamos

Democrats Brace For More Email Leaks

on July 26, 2016 - 8:18am


Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, said Sunday that Friday’s release by WikiLeaks of Democratic National Committee (DNC) internal emails was the work of Russian government hackers. The leak, Mook said, was part of an effort by President Vladimir Putin and people in his circle to weaken Clinton and increase the chances of a Donald Trump victory in November.

Trump has made many favorable, even admiring, comments about Putin and his leadership style, and Trump’s proposals would make U.S. foreign policy more accommodating to Russian interests in Europe, the

NMED Issues 'Boil Water Advisory' For Yah-Ta-Hey Water & Sanitation District Water System

on July 26, 2016 - 7:45am
NMED News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued a “boil water advisory” for the Yah-Ta-Hey Water & Sanitation District Water System.
NMED issued the advisory after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system. NMED required Yah-Ta-Hey Water & Sanitation District Water System to notify water system consumers of this finding. 
Yah-Ta-Hey Water & Sanitation District Water System is a community public water system that serves approximately 438 people and is

Daily Postcard: Good Morning Los Alamos!

on July 26, 2016 - 7:17am

Daily Postcard: Colorful sunrise greets Pajarito Acres this morning. Photo by Jaret McDonald

The Lensic’s National Theatre Live In HD Series Includes Four Encores And Two New NT Live Broadcasts

on July 26, 2016 - 6:54am
LPAC News:
SANTA FE — The Lensic’s National Theatre Live season, broadcast in HD as part of its Lensic Presents programming, continues at 7 p.m., July 27, with a special encore presentation of with One Man Two Guvnors, featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, host of the “The Late Late Show.”
Tickets for all broadcasts may be purchased online at, by calling 505.988.1234, or by visiting the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
The Lensic’s National Theatre Live series is generously sponsored by Century Bank.
NT Live

NNMRAC Extends Deadline For SRS Funding Proposals

on July 26, 2016 - 6:48am
USDA News:
SANTA FE  The Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (NNMRAC) has extended the deadline for proposals for projects under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act until Aug. 15, 2016.
Eligible projects must enhance forest ecosystems and restore and improve land health and water quality on the Cibola, Santa Fe, and Carson National Forests and adjacent lands in Taos, Sandoval, Mora, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Torrance, McKinley and Cibola Counties. 
The NNMRAC has up to $473,000 to allocate to projects through the congressional

Idea Helps Photographer Get Better Online Reviews

on July 26, 2016 - 6:42am
Los Alamos
When Paulina Gwaltney attended my group coaching session on case studies and testimonials, she had a problem that might sound familiar: Her customers weren’t saying enough.
Paulina focuses on taking portraits that are meant to be hung up on the wall and displayed like a work of art. When browsing through the work that she has done for others, you can see how her subjects are beaming for the camera. You can see that she has a wonderful talent for capturing the essence of a person. Making them feel at ease and comfortable in their own skin.
Yet, when

Scenes From 2016 LAESF Scholarship Event

on July 25, 2016 - 10:55pm
The 2016 LAESF scholars from Los Alamos County at the recent award reception, from left, EliseAnne Koskelo, Helen Milenski, Nicholas Kolesko, Cody Aikin, Nikola Draganic, Devon McCleskey, Katherine Wang, Deanna Gutierrez Madeline Lockhart, Cade Mallett, Madison Foley, John Rees and Connor Bailey. Courtesy photo
From left, Tony Fox, LANL Foundation Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Scholarships; Steven Girrens, LAESF Campaign Champion; Sharon Stover, Los Alamos County Clerk; James Owen, LANL Foundation Board Member and Bill Wadt, LANL Foundation Board Member and Immediate

Udall’s Measure To Solidify Drone Testing Hub At NMSU Signed Into Law

on July 25, 2016 - 10:44pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s measure to solidify Southern New Mexico’s position as a leading testing center for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly referred to as “drones”) was signed into law as part of the bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
New Mexico State University’s UAS Flight Test Center was the FAA’s original UAS test center; it served as a model for six sites across the country that were authorized by Congress in 2012. Udall’s language adds NMSU, creating a group of test ranges that can equally compete for federal projects —

Amazing Opportunity For Española Teen Center’s 'Team Intergalactic'

on July 25, 2016 - 2:54pm
Members of Española YMCA Teen Center’s “Team Intergalactic” were extremely fortunate to be able to spend an afternoon with Dr. Roger Wiens, the ChemCam/SuperCam Principal Investigator of the Mars Rover, at the Bradbury Museum in Los Alamos. Dr. Wiens educated the group on the design and function of the Mars Rover, to include internal and external working parts. The teens enjoyed their time and wealth of information shared by Dr. Wiens. The team would like to thank Dr. Wiens for his time and Janelle Vigil-Maestas from the LANL Program office for coordinating this special opportunity.

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser Aug. 6

on July 25, 2016 - 2:53pm

LaGrange Little League Junior Girls Softball Team Competes In Los Alamos

on July 25, 2016 - 2:42pm

LaGrange, Texas Little League Junior Girls team are competing this week in the Southwestern Region Junior Softball Tournament. Pictured starting with the coaches from left, Coach Jeff Dyer, Manager Greg Trlicek and Coach Wess Blackwell. The girls standing from left, Blayne Bippert, Erica Otto, Gracie Dyer, Connor Menefee, Alyson Trlicek, Becca Heinrich, Mikaylee Supak, Alyssa Otto and Sayla Surman. The girls sitting from left, Alaney Roe and Natalie Blackwell. Courtesy photo

Part-Time Teaching Opportunities Available At UNM-LA

on July 25, 2016 - 2:37pm
UNM-Los Alamos is interested in expanding their pool of qualified and talented instructors. Several job postings are currently available in specific areas, as listed below.
Each posting provides specific education and background requirements. 
  • Business: Personal Income Tax, Introductory Economics, Introductory Accounting (posting 0835207); Emergency Medical Services: EMS field and clinical (posting 0834605);
  • Computer Science: Introductory Computer Science and possibly other CS classes (posting 0835201);
  • Math: Math and Statistics (posting 0835076);
  • Robotics: Programmable

Talk On Cruises For Every Style Thursday

on July 25, 2016 - 2:08pm

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The "Los Alamos & Santa Fe People Who Love Travel" Meetup Group is meeting Thursday, July 28 for a presentation about the many styles of cruising. 

The presenter is Tom Wyant, cruise expert and owner of Enchanted Trek Travel in White Rock.  He will present a slide show to provide examples of the many different styles of cruising, the differing travel experiences that they offer, and some of the many possible destinations.

This month's presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Lightning Strike Over Los Alamos

on July 25, 2016 - 10:22am

Daily Postcard: An I-pad shot of a lightning strike taken Sunday from Camp May. Photo by Christine Sorensen

Odyssey High School Is Finalist In XQ: The Super School Project Contest

on July 25, 2016 - 9:54am
The XQ Superschool Team from left, Ken Holmes, David Daniel, Michele Alterr, radical media NYC representative, Bill Hargraves, Marvel Harrison, Kurt Steinhaus and radical media NYC representatives. Courtesy photo
By XQ Superschool Team

It is with great excitement that we share, the Los Alamos Team creating “Odyssey High School” in the XQ competition is ine step close to realizing the vision of expanding the possibilities of education for our students.

The team just received notice that we are in the top 50 finalists out of more than 1,400 teams, from the XQ Institute in Oakland,

State Crisis And Access Line Helping More New Mexicans Connect With Needed Services And Support

on July 25, 2016 - 9:33am

HSD News:
SANTA FE — New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary Brent Earnest announced that the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is helping more New Mexicans find the help, services, and support they need for mental health crises such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and others.
NMACL fielded 2,952 calls last month alone, 16,000 in the first six months of this year, and more than 21,000 calls in 2015.
“The hotline helps connect our most vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors with the help they need,” Governor Susana Martinez said.

Troop 22 Eagle Court Of Honor Tuesday At Fuller Lodge

on July 25, 2016 - 9:32am
An Eagle Court of Honor is a special thing. A double Eagle Court of Honor is a really special thing. An Eagle Court of Honor for *5* Scouts is something you just don't see very often.
Tuesday, July 26, Troop 22 is holding an Eagle Court of Honor for Michael Keeler, Jacob Thompson, Richard Thompson, Jake Torrez and Neil Wilkerson.
Former Scoutmaster Dane Spearing will be the Master of Ceremonies, and former Scoutmaster Roland Hagan will deliver the Eagle Charge. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., at Fuller Lodge. There will be a reception afterward.

New Viruses: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly July 29

on July 25, 2016 - 9:30am

AIA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Terry McNearney, M.D. titled “New Viruses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 3 p.m., Friday, July 29, at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center (1634 University Blvd NE).
Dr. McNearney served on the faculties of Washington University School of Medicine and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, specializing in rheumatology and retrovirology. A long-time research focus of her lab has been how viruses evolve and adapt.

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday At Overlook

on July 25, 2016 - 9:28am
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 8:15 p.m. (sunset,) Saturday, July 30 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune may all be visible. There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

LAMC's Employee Picnic Honors First Responders

on July 25, 2016 - 9:26am

Thanks LAFD, Thanks LAPD and Thanks Classic Air Medical! Los Alamos Medical Center hosted an employee and community picnic Saturday to honor local first responders. The event was packed with family-friendly activities including a bouncy house, water slide, suds pool and the ever popular dunk tank from Party to Go. There also was a photo booth, obstacle course, face painting and animal balloons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, standing at right, chats with firefighters at Saturday's picnic hosted by LAMC to honor first responders. Photo by Carol A.

SFCIR: Reserve Space For India Of Contrasts Tour 2017

on July 25, 2016 - 9:24am
THe Santa Fe Center for International Relations (SFCIR) invites the community to learn more about fascinating India, by joining Martha and Ray Wallace on their tour of India in February 2017.  
To view an outline of the India of Cnotrasts: Desert Rajasthan and Tropical Kerala itinerary, click here.
To learn more about the itinerary and cost for the trip, email Martha and Ray at or phone: 505.986.8434.

To reserve your space for this unique travel adventure, send your $500 deposit per traveler to India Adventures LLC, One Morning Glory Circle,

Final Scenes From GOP National Convention

on July 25, 2016 - 8:54am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez surrounded by delegates during the state roll call at the GOP National Presidential Convention in Cleveland. See convention balloon drop here. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Delegate Lisa Shin of Los Alamos delivers a speech July 14 at the 2016 Republican Presidential Convention in Cleveland on behalf of Asians For Trump. Watch full speech here. Photo by Kelly Benner
New Mexico Delegate Lisa Shin of Los Alamos during a television interview with NBC News at the GOP convention. Photo by Kelly Benner
The New Mexico Delegation gathers for a photo at the GOP

Faith & Science Summer Series On ‘What Makes Us Human?’ Concludes July 27 At TOTH

on July 25, 2016 - 8:08am


The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum concludes its summer series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?” July 27 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Dinner is provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m.

The hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks are aimed at a general audience. All are welcome. Follow the Faith & Science Forum blog at: