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Bicyclist Cited for Hitting Car Near Metzger's

on May 23, 2012 - 10:33am

An adult male riding his bike about 8 a.m. today drove into a 2009 Nissan sedan at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Orange Street.

Los Alamos Police Officer Christopher Ross said that the bicyclist and the driver of the Nissan were heading south on Diamond Drive when the driver of the Nissan turned into Metzger's and was hit by the bicyclist.

The bicyclist was cited for failure to yield, Ross said.

"It was a very low impact, low speed collison," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

Bilingual Montessori Students Given 'Undeniable Advantage'

on May 23, 2012 - 10:09am


By Kirsten Laskey

The Bilingual Montessori School is on a roll. Since opening its doors in 2008, enrollment has escalated, the location has changed and expanded and Owner Odalys González Fernández has earned a Success Client Award from the Small Business Development Center in 2008

Just what are the secrets behind the school’s success?

“We are known for having a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and nurturing environment," Fernández said. "What we give parents foremost is peace of mind. We work with parent's needs, wants, fears and desires. We operate very professionally.

Bechtel and LANL Make Woman Engineer Magazine's Top 50 Employers List

on May 23, 2012 - 8:48am


FREDERICK, MD (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) Bechtel has been named a top employer by the readers of Woman Engineer magazine, earning a spot on the magazine's 2012 list of Top 50 Employers.

The list is based on the magazine's annual survey that asks readers which companies they would most prefer to work for, or believe are progressive in hiring woman engineers.

In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both of which are managed by Bechtel partnerships, were named on the list of Top Government Employers.

"Bechtel works on

When the Wind Blew the Kites Flew

on May 23, 2012 - 8:27am

The wind was spotty during the Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park but when the wind blew, the kites sure flew. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

This colorful butterfly kite was a crowd pleasing delight. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

Debi Garcia of Albuquerque performs triage on the family's kite. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

When the wind didn't blow it was time for a picnic for the Allen Madsen family of White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

Up big fellow, up! Oh for even a small breeze... Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

OBITUARY: James "Danny" Doss

on May 22, 2012 - 4:21pm

JAMES "DANNY" DOSS 1939May 17, 2012

James “Danny” Doss, 73, of Los Alamos passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012 with his family at his side, and is now in Paradise in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Danny Doss was a long time resident of Los Alamos, retiring in 1999 from a career as an electrical engineer with the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked on a variety of projects, including particle accelerators and biomedical technology used in cancer therapy.

Many others knew Danny Doss as the author of 17 “Charlie Moon Mysteries,” the first of which


Mountain's Green Team Are State Champs!

on May 22, 2012 - 3:58pm

The Green Team at Mountain Elementary School won the Aluminum Can Roundup State Competition. Photo by Karen Henderson


Schools across America recycled more than 4.5 million aluminum beverage cans in the second year of a national recycling competition sponsored by the U.S. can industry nearly doubling last year's effort.

The Great American Can Roundup raised $100,591 for school activities and local charities across the country.

More than 790 schools from all 50 states participated in the second annual contest, which runs each year from Nov.

New Mexico Rotarians Honor Local Heroes

on May 22, 2012 - 3:39pm

Former Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker, left, and Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy were honored as "Heroes of the Year" by the New Mexico Rotarians at the District 5520 Annual Banquet held Friday at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tucker and Torpy received special medals and honorary Rotary pins at the event recognizing their outstanding leadership during last summer's Las Conchas Fire in protecting homes and keeping the community safe. Photo by Linda King

County Seeks Los Pueblos Residents' Feedback

on May 22, 2012 - 3:14pm


Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County’s Parks Division is seeking feedback from Los Pueblos residents about possible uses for a parcel of land commonly referred to as Los Pueblos Park.

The parcel is included in the adopted Parks Master Plan, which envisioned limited, low-impact improvements be made to the parcel.

Several neighbors indicated during Master Plan meetings that they desired little or no improvements be made to the parcel.

Recently, a group of citizens has requested that the County install a new dog park at this location.

The Parks Division is interested in


Fire Recovery is a Spectacular Site

on May 22, 2012 - 1:48pm

Fire recovery is abundantly evident from these lush and vibrant photos shot in and around Las Conchas and Cerro Grande over the weekend. Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills 





Bandelier Closure for Bridge Installation is Thursday

on May 22, 2012 - 12:09pm


Superintendent Jason Lott of Bandelier National Monument, just announced that the main Visitor Center area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed Thursday, May 24, for installation of a temporary bridge across Frijoles Creek.

This closure had originally been expected to occur today or tomorrow.

“The bridge is being brought from Michigan, and we now expect it to be ready to install on Thursday, May 24,” Lott said.

Los Alamos Daily Post Providing Complete Election Night Coverage

on May 22, 2012 - 12:01pm
The Justice Center lobby will remain open 7-9 p.m., during the June 5 Primary Election for the public to gather and watch as the Los Alamos County Clerk posts election results.
For those community members unable to attend, the Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be out in force providing complete election night coverage live from the Justice Center.
Find up to the minute election results, photos and candidate interviews on video, which will be broadcast throughout the evening on

NNSA Training Attracts 27 Countries

on May 22, 2012 - 11:15am

NNSA News:

Members from the NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations and the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) continue to conduct consequence management training around the globe. Most recently the RSL and NNSA team conducted training for the international community with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Courtesy/NNSA


Early Voting Underway Throughout County

on May 22, 2012 - 11:10am

Residents turned out this morning at the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue for early voting, which continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for the June 5 Primary Election. Photo by Greg

Preview Sample Ballots:

Republican - All Precincts (1-17): 

Democrat - Senator District 5 (Precincts 7-17):

Democrat - Senator District 6 (Precincts 1-6):


Local Door to Door Campaining in Full Swing

on May 22, 2012 - 10:25am

Los Alamos High School graduate Patty Plank Maki with her husband Butch campaigned around Los Alamos Saturday for their son, Danny Maki, who is running for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. and worked with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan both in Washington and when the congressman chaired the PRC. Residents are seeing more and more candidates coming to their door as the June 5 Primary Election draws near. Courtesy photo

Animal Advocates Gather at Coffee Booth

on May 22, 2012 - 10:11am

Representatives from the Animal Protection of New Mexico organization made a presentation at the Coffee Booth Saturday to a group of people interested in protecting and caring for animals. Board President Anne Coller, right, with Los Alamos animal advocate Amy Storey. Anne explained that because of the recent announcement by the National Institutes of Health to accept the results of an independent report requested by Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the use of chimpanzees in research will stop.

Chamisa Students Host Leadership Assembly

on May 22, 2012 - 9:47am

Chamisa Elementary School Student Leader Robyn Hollis passes out bracelets to students and adults gathered in Chamisa's Gymnasium for a leadership rally Monday spotlighting awareness that all students have amazing potential. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

By Karyl Ann Armbruster

Living Skills teacher Jennifer Keiltyka at Chamisa was given a grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to eradicate the "R" word.
With the help of the 6th grade leadership group composed of Sean Collins, Priyanka Velappan, Jenny Paige, Colin Hehlen, Youssef Amin and Robyn Hollis, the group

'Naked' Draws Big Opening Night Crowd

on May 22, 2012 - 7:40am
Hal Davis explains his art to scientist Bill Wadt, left, and Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director for the Los Alamos Concert Association, during the Friday night opening reception of "Naked" at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Davis has a one-man show in the Portal Gallery of his photgraphs taken during his world travels. Photo by TK Thompson/
Artist Jim Gautier and Art Center Director Ken Nebel discuss the merits of a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/
Patty Kokesh makes a sale for the gallery at Friday's opening reception. Photo by TK

State's Chief Medical Officer Abruptly Resigns

on May 21, 2012 - 8:27am

By Carol A. Clark

The Los Alamos Daily Post contacted Erin J. Bouquin, MD of Los Alamos after learning that she suddenly resigned her new position as Chief Medical Officer of the New Mexico Department of Health under what appear to be curious circumstances.

Bouquin worked for Cabinet Secretary Catherine Torres who last Monday asked her to do an interview with KOAT Channel 7 for a story on teens engaging in unprotected sex, she said.

Bouquin taped the interview Wednesday morning in Albuquerque.

“It was about sexually transmitted diseases being on the rise among teens in New Mexico,”


Councilors Greet Senator on Campaign Trail

on May 21, 2012 - 8:12am

Los Alamos Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, welcome Sen. Richard Martinez during his campaign stop this morning at the Coffee Booth. Martinez is seeking re-election in District 5, which includes Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties.The Democrat also met with members of the public at the restaurant. Photo by H. Kris Fronzak

Senate Candidate Discusses Passion for Protecting Natural Resources, Education

on May 21, 2012 - 8:11am
Column by Alfredo Montoya

Thank you very much to the people of Los Alamos, and the very energetic League of Women Voters for the opportunity to participate in your voter forum laast Thursday.

Many excellent questions were raised, especially about the environment and the quality of our regional groundwater. Water is a passion of mine.

I thank the Los Alamos Daily Post for allowing me to continue the discussion at its online newspaper site.

I initially decided to run for State Senate because, as a five-term commissioner of Rio Arriba County, I grew frustrated by the incumbent's


Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 10 to May 16, 2012

on May 21, 2012 - 8:10am

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 10 at 12:33 p.m., / Police were called to Smith's Food & Drug Centers, 31 Sherwood Blvd., on a report that someone shoplifted from the store. The estimated loss is less than $100.

May 10 at 4:40 p.m., / Police received a report of a 28-year-old Los Alamos woman who said that she was battered by a household member in the 800 block of 9th Street. The matter is under investigation.

May 10

'EVERYTHING Matters' Talk is Thursday at The Hive

on May 21, 2012 - 8:05am



James Glover will present at talk at 6:30 p.m. at The Hive in White Rock.

Glover is the founding partner of The Idea Group and is a branding, marketing and media expert.

Over the past 10 years, Glover has worked with many New Mexico clients to develop strategic plans and branding initiatives. He recently launched “Once a Day Marketing,” his daily video blog featured on to provide knowledge, strategy and inspiration for companies to market every day.

When it comes to branding, everything matters.

In today’s competitive world, a brand matters even more as


DOE Honors Local Scientists

on May 21, 2012 - 8:03am

LANL News:

Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the Lab's Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.

The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program.

The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their

Authors Speak Series Presents Dr. Levine Thursday

on May 21, 2012 - 8:01am


Mesa Public Library's Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine, PhD, Director of the New Mexico History Museum at 7 p.m., Thursday May 24 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Coummunity members and their out of town guests are welcome to attend and hear Levine speak about an intriguing episode in colonial New Mexico’s history, "In Her Own Voice: Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche Takes on the Spanish Inquisition."

Among the many events lived in New Mexico’s Palace of the Governors, the administration of Governor Bernardo López de Mendizábal captures a time when

SFI: Seminar About Why Sex Ratios Vary

on May 21, 2012 - 8:01am

SFI News:

John Martin will present the talk, Sex Ratios at Birth Vary with Maternal Residence, Age, Parity and Their Interactions, at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday May 23 in the medium conference room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Martin is a Visiting Research Associate, School of Advanced Research; Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University.

Abstract: The ratio of male to female births [(m/f) x 100] is reported to vary from 100 or less among national populations in southern Africa to 105-6 among national populations in Europe, Asia, and in the United States.