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Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
 
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Sept. 1

on August 30, 2014 - 10:37am

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 1:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

Chip seal operations continue on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. All the chips have been applied and the final sealant will be applied in mid to late September.

Manny Martinez Live At Santa Fe Plaza

on August 30, 2014 - 10:29am

Courtesy/SBDC

CIR Lecture: Disarming Syria's Chemical Weapons

on August 30, 2014 - 9:23am

Cheryl Rofer

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a world affairs lecture by Cheryl Rofer on disarming Syria’s chemical weapons Thursday, Sept. 4.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be served followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. The cost for CIR members is $15 and $20 for non-members; qualifying students may attend for free.

Rofer is CEO and founder of Nuclear Diner (http://nucleardiner.com) and contributes posts and discussion to that site.

Explosive Interest In WGN's 'Manhattan'

on August 30, 2014 - 9:19am

Scene from WGN's television show 'Manhattan.' Courtesy/wgnamerica

AHF News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The WGN America television show “Manhattan” has galvanized the interest of millions of viewers. Shown on Sunday nights, national audiences are riveted by the dramatic tension between rival groups of scientists and the omnipresent security police in Los Alamos in 1943.

“Manhattan” follows the scientists as they confront the challenges of making a workable atomic bomb while dealing with an intrusive military force, intense rivalries, and strained marital relations where couples can no longer

Herbal Wisdom: Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am
Herbal Wisdom
Boost Your Immunity For The Change Of Season
By KRISTI BEGUIN

The start of the school year reminds us that cold and flu season is not too far away. There are many ways that medicinal herbs and foods and lifestyle choices can help to boost immune function. Your daily habits, including the foods you eat and your exercise and sleep routines, have a significant effect on your immune strength. Even if your lifestyle choices are exemplary, environmental toxins, chronic or extreme stress, and the wear and tear of aging can all weaken immunity.

The immune system includes the thymus

See Planes Meet Pilots At 'The Science of Flight' Sept. 13

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am

COUNTY News:

“The Science of Flight” set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13 is an opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with several cool airplanes and their pilots.

Home-built planes and a beautifully restored classic will be featured, along with educational displays and informal pilot talks about aerodynamics too – explore “how planes work” with engaging, hands-on demonstrations and airplane models.

“The Science of Flight” is sponsored by Los Alamos County Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and volunteer pilots.

During the event,

OBITUARY: John William Stanhope Oct. 2, 1919–Aug. 26, 2014

on August 30, 2014 - 7:55am

JOHN WILLIAM STANHOPE Oct. 2, 1919–Aug. 26, 2014

John William Stanhope passed away peacefully on August 26, 2014, after a brief illness, he was 94 year old. He was born in Cedar, Kansas to John and Elise Stanhope, on October 2, 1919.

John met the love of his life, Natalie in 1939 and were married on December 24, 1942. They were married for 70 ½ years until she passed away on July 12, 2012.

John was a Pearl Harbor Survivor during WWII, and was a Chief Machinist Mate on the U.S.S. Tennessee Battleship. He served in the Navy for 6 years and then moved to Ellsworth, Kansas.

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Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll's Work Displayed At Smithsonian Beginning Sept. 3

on August 29, 2014 - 12:37pm
Phillip Noll's photograph of Mt Sneffels goes on display at the Smithsonian Sept. 3. Courtesy/Phillip Noll
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

So far this year, 4.9 million people have walked through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While this massive number has viewed flora and fauna from all over the world, starting in September, the crowds will see Los Alamos represented on the museum’s walls.

Phillip Noll during a photo shoot. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll of Raven Images earned honorable mention in the Wilderness50 photography contest.

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Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

COUNTY News:

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer

Solo Traveler: Habits

on August 29, 2014 - 12:17pm
Solo Traveler: Habits
By SHERRY HARDAGE

We all have valuable habits, like brushing and flossing our teeth, or putting things back where they belong after using them.

Habits are quite valuable while traveling, too, though it’s easy to forget all habits when you’re outside of a comfortable routine. 

I experienced a couple of disorganized trips before discovering that I needed to come up with some habits, practice them so they would actually BE habits, and then use them all the time at home as well as on the road. Life got a lot easier when there was a system in place.

I used to take

Scenes Around Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 29, 2014 - 12:03pm

This praying mantis, named for its prominent front legs that are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer, came in for his close up during a recent photo shoot in White Rock. Photo by Leah Austin

Here the praying mantis shows off his profile features. Photo by Leah Austin

Clouds hover low looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

A view from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Photo by Leah Austin

Los Alamos County's Allison Majure Elected Vice Chair Of Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board

on August 29, 2014 - 11:37am

Allison Majure. CourtesyNNMCAB

NNMCAB News:

The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) held elections at its July 30 board meeting at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Los Alamos resident Allison Majure was elected to serve as vice chair. Majure works in communications at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. She has served on the NNMCAB since March 8, 2012.

Doug Sayre served as vice chair over the past fiscal year was elected at the July 30 meeting to serve as chair for Fiscal Year 2015. He is a native resident of Santa Fe and has served on the NNMCAB since

Learn Flag Football Skills At Family YMCA

on August 29, 2014 - 10:37am

Pet of the Week: Beau the Bulldog Mix

on August 29, 2014 - 10:23am
Beau the bulldog mix. Courtesy/FOS
 
SHELTER News:

Beau is a terrific, friendly, social and all around great dog recently surrendered to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. 

He is young, about two years old and loves to take walks and hang with people. Beau is a tan (almost gold) and white bulldog mix. He seems eager to please and should be very trainable. 

Beau is big and strong, so is likely to be a bit too much dog for a family with small children.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos 

RTD's Blue Buses Not in Service Labor Day

on August 29, 2014 - 10:16am

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos;

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Drones Are All The Buzz

on August 29, 2014 - 9:28am

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Drones Are All The Buzz

“Drone” has assorted meanings that fit the range of human industry. To honey farmers, a drone is a male honeybee, which is stingless and makes no honey.

In military news, a drone is an unmanned aircraft steered by itself or by remote control that packs detectors and deadly weapons. Some say the name recalls the plane’s bee-like shape.

Bagpipes get their commanding voice from the loud one-note pipes called drones.

Today’s topic is the variety of tasks that flying drones are doing.

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Los Alamos Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Melanie Pickering To Imaging Department

on August 29, 2014 - 9:27am

Dr. Melanie Pickering

LAMC News:

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Pickering, D.O. has joined their practice. 

She will be located primarily at the Los Alamos Medical Center Imaging Department. Dr. Pickering is an accomplished physician specializing in general diagnostic radiology, and she recently completed a womens’ imaging fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Originally from New Mexico, she grew up in Albuquerque and Tularosa. 

Dr.

Community and Historical Society Discuss Fifth Episode of WGN’s Manhattan

on August 29, 2014 - 9:18am

Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s Manhattan continues with another dramatic episode and great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the fifth episode. 

Manhattan presents a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Below are some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media.

Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

More Than $20K Raised For Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund

on August 29, 2014 - 9:17am

AAUW News:

The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced that in June, it surpassed its $20,000 goal for the Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund.

This fund was established in memory of long-time branch member Jean Nereson, who died two years ago. The fund is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and will provide $1,000 each year for four years to each elementary school library in the district for new printed resources. 

Nereson is fondly remembered for teaching 52 years in the Los Alamos elementary schools and her enthusiastic

South By Southwest Plays Summer Concert at Ski Hill Tonight

on August 29, 2014 - 8:57am
Photo of Michael Hearne. Courtesy/michaelhearne.com.
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Producer

Tonight, the Summer Concert will be at Pajarito Ski Area and features South By Southwest’s Michael Hearne, Zeke Severenson and special guest Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m.  and is free of charge. It’s paid for by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The sponsors and other information are listed at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com.

In the 25 years that we’ve produced this Series, South By Southwest has played 20 shows. Why?

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FBI Offers $2,000 Reward in Albq. Hate Crime Case

on August 29, 2014 - 8:36am

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for attacking and robbing an Albuquerque woman while yelling obscenities about Muslims.

The FBI, which is working closely with the Albuquerque Police Department on this case, is investigating this incident as a hate crime.

On June 5, 2014, an unknown masked man forced his way into the victim’s home in Albuquerque. The victim said the suspect punched her in the head and stomach while yelling obscenities about Muslims.

Registration for Limited ScienceFest Events Open Now, Space Going Fast

on August 29, 2014 - 8:27am

MainStreet News:

Registration is now open and space is going fast for limited capacity events happening during Los Alamos ScienceFest, Sept. 5-13.

The festival has more than 70 events happening throughout the week. The majority of the events are free and open to the public.

Events that have limited capacity and require registration include:

Eco Tours: Los Alamos County Eco Station and Landfill Solar Array

Monday Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at the Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road 

Tours of New Mexico’s firsts:

  • Los Alamos’ solar powered, green built

Author Paulette Frankl Shares Memories of Marcel Marceau With Rotarians

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
Paulette Frankl discusses her new book about her relationship with Marcel Marceau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Paulette Frankl has done it all. She was a self-described “hippie farmer,” a photojournalist, a courtroom sketch artist, a magician, a mime and an author. Her latest literary work is a memoir titled, “Marcel and Me,” which details another interesting aspect of Frankl’s life; her relationship with Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, which spanned 36 years.

Paulette Frankl recalls her relationship with Marcel Marceau.

Gattiker Top Predictor In Aquatic Center Trail Pace Race

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
ACRR News:
 
Katie Gattiker was the best predictor at 5 seconds off her prediction in the Atomic City Road Runners Club's weekly pace race held on the “Jim Billen” Trail in Pueblo Canyon behind the Aquatic Center with an accompanying light rain. 
 
Jessica Baumgaertel was next with a 48 second differential followed by Jackie Marr with at 92 seconds off as well as the first female on the 1 mile paved course at 14:06. Four-year-old Diego Leonard had a 93 second difference and also was the overall winner on the 1 mile paved course with a time of 12:29.
 
Nikol Strother was the fastest

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