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ANMPAS Opening Reception Dec. 5

on November 24, 2015 - 7:32am

Los Alamos Fire Department Honors Firefighters At Promotion; Retirement Ceremonies

on November 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes welcomes and thanks the public for their attendence at Friday's promotional and retirement ceremonies at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Chris Clark/
From left, Bert Quintana, Jeff Saiz, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. Quintana was promoted to Driver Engineer and Saiz to Fire Captain during Friday's special ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/
Cheif Justin Grider introduces Quintana and Saiz and talks a little bit about their history. Photo by Chris Clark/
Marissa Saiz pins

SDSS J103842.59+484917.7: Where Alice In Wonderland Meets Albert Einstein

on November 23, 2015 - 10:11pm

This group of galaxies has been nicknamed the 'Cheshire Cat' because of its resemblance to a smiling feline. Some of the cat-like features are actually distant galaxies whose light has been stretched and bent by the large amounts of mass contained in foreground galaxies. This is an effect called 'gravitational lensing,' predicted by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity that is celebrating its 100th anniversary. X-rays from Chandra show that the two 'eye' galaxies and the smaller galaxies associated with them are slamming into one another in a giant galactic collision.Credit/X-ray:

Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Wrestling Takes First Place For Third Straight Week

on November 23, 2015 - 9:51pm
LAMS Hawks Wrestling Team champions gather for a photo with their coaches after taking 1st place at the Los Alamos tournament over the weekend. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks took first place for the third straight tournament.

The Hawks placed first at their own Los Alamos Tournament this past weekend.

First Place Medal Winners:

  • Antonio Vigil,
  • Devin Atencio,
  • Damien Gonzales,
  • Gloria Ramos,
  • Aiden Johnson, and
  • JD Cardon.

Second Place Medal Winners:

  • Izzy Maestas, and
  • Xavier Massara.

Third Place Medal Winner:

  • Dimitri Bullock, and
  • James Rodriquez.



Eco Conscious Creations Exhibited At 2015 Recycle Fashion Show

on November 23, 2015 - 10:46am

From left, 1st place winner in Child Category, Tortilla Chips by Mary Lou; 1st place winner in Youth/Teen Category, Queen of the Cards by Kalen Melton and 1st place winner in Adult Category Lace Up Green Chile Burlap Dress by Brenda Fleming and Modeled by Heidi Sheppard. Courtesy/LAC

Recycle Fashion Show Contestants. Courtesy/LAC


In Celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division staff hosted a Recycle Fashion Show Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

The Recycle Fashion Show is an artistic expression of eco-conscious creations and is a fun event

PEEC Provides Free Guided Hikes Black Friday

on November 23, 2015 - 10:30am

Tent Rocks in Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Craig Martin

PEEC News:

PEEC Provides Free Guided Hikes on Black Friday

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering two guided hikes Friday, Nov. 27, to facilitate outdoor enjoyment.

Inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign, PEEC recruited two members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers to lead hikes, one easy and one difficult, on local trails for Black Friday. Each hike is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is encouraged.

Ron Morgan will lead a hike on Bayo Bench Trail, which is perfect for those who want an easy,

BPU OKs Plan To Address Future Energy Report

on November 23, 2015 - 9:36am


The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved at its Nov. 18 board meeting a plan to address recommendations contained in the July 7, 2015 Future Electrical Energy Resources Report (FEER Report) .

In July, the Board voted to accept receipt of the report prepared by the Future Energy Resources Committee (FER Committee), a citizen ad-hoc committee charged with providing the BPU and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recommendations to realize a long-term goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. Discussion and acceptance of the report’s contents were reserved for a


Letter From LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

on November 23, 2015 - 9:20am

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Letter from Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus:

Dear Los Alamos Public Schools Students, Parents, and Community Members,

As I reflect on the many things for which I am thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share a message of gratitude for the wonderful people who make up Los Alamos Public Schools. 

I am thankful for our students who turn Los Alamos schools into vibrant and diverse centers of learning and discovery – you give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.

Sunday's 2015 CROP Walk / Turkey Trot Results

on November 23, 2015 - 9:02am

Registration gets underway in the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium Sunday for the annual CROP Walk/Turkey Trot. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

2015 CROP Walk/Turkey Trot logo contest winner Ryan Worley thanks crowd for coming. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/



Sunday's annual CROP Walk/Turkey Trot run/walk on North Mesa consisted of two available distances of 2.5 miles and 1.7 miles.
Approximately 190 runners/walkers participated. The following are the top 27 runners on the 2.5 mile course and their respective times:
1. Valerio Pinchetti 

Elks Serve Annual Thanksgiving Meal Thursday

on November 23, 2015 - 8:23am

Roast turkey. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Triatomics Club Announces 2015 Christmas Lights Runs

on November 23, 2015 - 7:41am


The Los Alamos Triatomics Club announces the 2015 Christmas Lights Runs. Come find out how fun it is to run at night with a group of your peers. 

We will run through various Los Alamos neighborhoods to check out their outdoor lights. The routes are mostly on quiet residential streets to avoid the noise and smell of traffic. Non club members are welcome to run with us.

Runs are scheduled for every Monday and Wednesday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas or until there are ice patches on the streets. Monday nights will be a bit shorter and flatter~3 miles.

NCRTD Thanksgiving Schedule; RTD Mountain Trail Route To Ski Santa Fe Transitions To Winter Schedule

on November 22, 2015 - 11:26am


The RTD “Blue Bus” including the RTD Chile Line in Taos, will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The RTD Mountain Trail will be in operation.

The Mountain Trail route will transition to its Winter Schedule Thanksgiving Day in celebration of the opening of Ski Santa Fe. The service will operate on its Weekend/ Holiday schedule throughout the four-day weekend, Nov. 26-29. For more information, visit

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service

43k Sign Petition Asking J.C. Penney To Stay Closed During Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2015 - 11:17am


J.C. Penney plans to open its doors at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, a day activists say should be reserved for relaxation.

"Thanksgiving is one of the few days per year when we are all given an opportunity to pause our busy lives and enjoy the company of our family and friends. Unfortunately, this opportunity will not be extended to J.C. Penney employees,” petition author Chris Wolverton told Care2. “Last year, despite stores opening early on Thanksgiving, sales dropped 11 percent.

Letter To The Editor: Why Can't We Just Take Them Out? Consider The Costs

on November 22, 2015 - 10:49am

Los Alamos

Stephanie Nakheleh (letter) makes some good points about the limits of military intervention and quite accurately points out the time and effort it would take to suppress an ideological movement by brute force.

Neither the U.S. nor the USSR was able to “pacify” Afghanistan, for example, in spite of decades of blood and treasure devoted to that effort. But while it is not possible to easily eradicate an ideology, it may be possible to destroy it if one declares total war. But one has to ask if the cure would be worse than the disease.

The way that Nazism and


YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Extended To Noon Monday

on November 22, 2015 - 10:38am

Letter To The Editor: Understanding World Religions Outside Scope Of Our Experiences

on November 22, 2015 - 10:27am
By Rev. John Cullinan
Los Alamos

Political Cartoon By Petr Jandáček

on November 22, 2015 - 10:02am

By Petr Jandáček/Los Alamos

Pinon And Mountain Elementary Schools Join Forces To Ease Cold For Needy

on November 22, 2015 - 9:49am

Pinon and Mountain elementary school students join together to collect more than 200 blankets for the needy. Courtesy photo


Two Los Alamos elementary schools worked together to help ease the cold for those in need.

Students from Pinon Elementary School worked with Mountain students to help others. Courtesy photo

The students from Pinon and Mountain elementary schools joined forces to collect more than 200 blankets to donate to area shelters.

Each school held a blanket drive this month in honor of former Los Alamos student Tyler Van Anne who began the blanket drive

Beyer: Bats, Skunks Carry Rabies

on November 22, 2015 - 8:46am
Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently. Photo by Don Casperson
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently, explaining rabies, a potentially infectious disease that can be transmitted to human beings through the bite of a sick animal.

Even after years of research, rabies is almost 100 percent fatal in human beings once the virus gets to the brain. The location of the transmitting bite is important.

Letter To The Editor: Why Can't We Just Take Them Out?

on November 22, 2015 - 8:35am
Los Alamos

The other day CNN's Jim Acosta spoke for millions of Americans when he demanded of the President, "Why can't we just take out those bastards?" On the face of it, this seems like a fair question. We have the world's largest military, many times over, and allies who will back us. Why can't we just ... get rid of them?

It's worth taking a minute to remember Afghanistan and Iraq.


Fractal Show At The Planetarium Friday

on November 22, 2015 - 8:08am
Fractals. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Enjoy an evening out and journey into the never-ending world of fractals in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.27. This show incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.

This spectacular show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are only $10 for adults and $8 for children. This fractals show will run on the fourth Friday of each month, and is suitable for audiences ages 4 and up.

For more information

Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on November 22, 2015 - 8:06am

Today's Featured Home

1610 South Sage
Los Alamos, NM 87544



Masonic Breakfast Draws Record Breaking 250 Diners; Proceeds Benefit LAHS Swim Team

on November 22, 2015 - 8:01am

Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 hosted a community breakfast Saturday morning to benefit the Los Alamos High School Swim Team. Numerous swimmers worked alongside the Lodge brethren to cook and serve a record number (more than 250) waffle breakfasts to a hungry public! For more information on Pajarito Lodge or Freemasonry, contact Jake Turin at

Pastor Granillo: A Holy Nation…

on November 22, 2015 - 7:38am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Being a holy nation simply means being the people of God who seek a mature relationship with Him. The lack of holiness is why many people find that their relationship with God is as volatile as the typical marriage in America today.

‘A Celebration Of Women’ Performed Dec. 12-13

on November 22, 2015 - 7:02am


Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico's ‘A Celebration Of Women’ - music written by women, for women's voices concert will see the highly skilled 11 voice ensemble collaborate with Santa Fe based poet, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Valerie Martinez in two performances.

The first is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the historic San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe (401 Old Santa Fe Trail) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in the glorious acoustical setting of the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque (318 Silver Ave. SW).

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico is conducted by Founding and Artistic Director Dr.