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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 13

on September 5, 2012 - 8:25am

Editor's note: This is part 13 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the chimpanzee as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Lena Vinogradova.



United Way Campaign Kick-off is Sept. 12 at LANB

on September 5, 2012 - 8:24am


The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) invites you to the 2013 Campaign kick-off.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr.

The Blue Window Bistro is sponsoring this year’s event by providing hors d'oeuvres. The 2013 Campaign co-chairs are Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendant Dr. Gene Schmidt and his wife Wendy.

UWNNM is a grant making organization dedicated to engaging human and financial resources to help meet the needs of our communities.

The campaign kick-off marks the beginning of


White Rock Visitor Center Grand Opening is Sept. 28

on September 5, 2012 - 8:24am

Los Alamos County will host a grand opening celebration at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the site of the newly constructed White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. The event is open to the public and also commemorates the completion of road work along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

OBITUARY: BOB NUNZ 1939-Sept. 2, 2012

on September 5, 2012 - 7:27am

Robert A. Nunz, 73, of White Rock, N.M., passed away peacefully Sept. 2 after a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Bob was born in New York City March 5, 1939 to Sylvester and Elizabeth Nunz. He is the younger brother of Gregory Nunz, formerly of White Rock, now of Las Vegas, Nev.
Bob was employed as a Probation Officer for the City of New York serving in both Family and Criminal Courts and was promoted to supervisor and then to branch chief for the Borough of the Bronx.
He married Mary Carpenter in 1972. Upon their retirement in 1995, they relocated to White Rock.

Local Democratic Headquarters is Officially Open

on September 4, 2012 - 10:51am

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, introduces former council candidate Ken Johnson, left, to his replacement Michael Redondo, who as a hobby, is an extra in movies requiring him to wear his hair and beard long. Johnson resigned from the race last month because he is likely moving out of town. The introduction of Johnson and Redondo was made Sunday as the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County officially opened its new headquarters in downtown Los Alamos with a grand opening celebration.

Running Technique, Posture and Pain

on September 4, 2012 - 9:14am

Column by Jessica Kisiel

There are no sports beyond our body's capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain.

Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation for being hard on or even bad for the body.

It is often the first sport we are advised not to do if we have any lower extremity pain. If running were the problem then everyone who runs should hurt as a result of participating, right?

The fact is, some people suffer while others are pain free. Why?

The difference lies in the physical body that

FSN Announces Programs for this Semester

on September 4, 2012 - 9:11am

FSN News:

Family Strengths Network is a private, non-profit organization serving families since 1989 through its Family Resource Center within the Pueblo Complex at 1900 Diamond Dr. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday with scheduled evening class times available.

This semester, FSN is offering a variety of programs:

"Prevent Suicide: Provide A.I.D."

Date: Monday, Sept. 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Teen Center

Instructor: Elisa Enriquez, MSW, LISW

Cost: Free

Registration: Appreciated, but not required: Online at

Are you worried about someone

Food on the Hill: Apricot Chicken

on September 4, 2012 - 8:20am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe...
Apricot Chicken
4 large chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups of cup up apricots
1 package dry onion soup mix
2 cups of Russian Salad dressing (not creamy)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
6 cups of cooked rice
Photo by Sue York/
Slice chicken breasts crosswise about 1/2 inch thick. Heat the oil and butter in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken breast in batches as to not crowd the pan.
Photo by Sue York/
You just need to sear the outside of the chicken, about 2

Special Poetry Gathering: Film Performance of Beowulf

on September 4, 2012 - 8:19am

J. R. Skelton's illustration in the children's book ''Stories of Beowulf'' (H. E. Marshall). Published in New York in 1908 by E. P. Dutton & Company


September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library is pleased to show a film performance of Beowulf, the heroic, epic poem dated from between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon with modern English subtitles featuring Benjamin Bagby.

This special event is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday


Cupcakes Coming Soon to Ruby K's Menu

on September 4, 2012 - 8:18am

From left, Ruby K's owner Ruby Alexander with bakers Katherine Johnson and Beth Bowman. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café has been a part of Beth Bowman’s routine for the past seven years. Every Wednesday, after working out with friends, they all go to Ruby K’s for bagels.

She has recently joined the staff as a baker.

Bowman, along with Katherine Johnson (another Ruby K’s employee), is test baking to come up with a new line of cupcakes. 

Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

They initially plan to introduce several basic flavors.

“The flavors will evolve,”

What’s at Thursday's Farmers Market...

on September 4, 2012 - 8:06am

This week Matt Romero will sell bushel’s of Green Chile ... medium hot only. Courtesy/LAFM


Los Alamos Farmers Market is set for 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at Central Avenue and Bathtub Row.

What’s at market:
Zuchunni, beets, celery, onions, tomatoes of every variety and color, cucumbers, garlic, kale, potatoes, bell peppers, fennel, pumpkins, Pabalnos, Big Jim chiles, Joe parker chiles, alcalde improved, Yellow hots, Jalapenos, green onions, Salad mixes, heads of butter lettuces, carrots of every color, Shishitos peppers,

LAYL Seeks Dirty Cars for Fundraiser

on September 4, 2012 - 8:05am

LAYL News:

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL) members will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the parking lot at Los Alamos National Bank.

Money raised from the event will be used on volunteer projects such as the annual Adopt A Family. Last year's car wash raised about $350 dollars.

LAYL was founded in 2005. It is a program that helps students in grades 9-12 gain leadership skills that are useful later in life.

Each year, students are placed in groups with adult leaders.


Jazz on Tap for Fest at Central Park Square

on September 4, 2012 - 8:05am

PAC 8 and Otowi Station Host Amy Goodman Oct. 11

on September 4, 2012 - 8:04am

PAC 8 News:


During this 2012 election season, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan are on a national speaking tour to mark the 16th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and to launch their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.


PAC 8 will host Goodman and Moynihan in a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge.


Cost of the event is $15, which includes lunch (sandwich supplied by the Los Alamos Co-Op.) Otowi Station Bookstore will host a book signing of The


'The Descendants' Screens Sept. 6 at Mesa Public Library

on September 4, 2012 - 8:02am

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Review by Kelly Dolejsi

"The Descendants," screening Thursday at Mesa Public Library, is the kind of film that smart people wish would win awards.

It's not sensationalistic or gratuitous. It's not one easy laugh after another, one car chase after another, one famous person after another saying dumb, obvious things with their multi-million-dollar voices.

And in fact, the film did win an Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four others: Best Achievement in Directing (Alexander Payne), Best Achievement

GOP Opens Local Headquarters Tuesday

on September 3, 2012 - 8:41pm
GOP News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos County announces that its new headquarters will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The local GOP headquarters is at 1362 D-1 Trinity Dr., which is north of Viola's Restaurant.
Voter registration will be available at the headquarters as well as material and information on Republican candidates.

Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

on September 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. "These 22 years came in the blink of an eye," Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero's important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo by Carol A.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 2012

on September 3, 2012 - 8:38am

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.

Aug. 23 at 10:34 a.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported the fraudulent use of his credit card by false representation in the 2000 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.


Aug. 23 at 9:04 p.m. / Police arrested Mark Henins, 46, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Aug. 24 at 2:40 p.m.


Residents Wrap Downtown Trees in Teal Ribbon

on September 3, 2012 - 8:38am

In memory of Cheri Host, Kathy Aikin and Emmy Hopson, community members gathered Saturday to tie teal ribbons around trees in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

 September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Saturday's event was held to raise awareness and not lose any more women in the community to the disease. For more information, visit Courtesy photo 

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Win-Win, Win-Lose, Which One Would You Choose?

on September 3, 2012 - 8:37am

Column by Elena Yang

In today’s space, I’d like to go a bit deeper on competition, a sub-heading from the previous summary of The Knowing-Doing Gap. 

This is a concept most Americans embrace without question; it is so taken for granted in this society that most may even consider it as part of human nature. 

But there are many other cultures that emphasize cooperation much more (and therefore feel cooperation is natural), enough so that the notion that competition is part of human nature is suspect. 

Perhaps a more pertinent framework is to understand when and where to promote


Ishwari Sollohub Opens Los Alamos Office

on September 3, 2012 - 8:36am
Staff report
Santa Fe counselor and psychotherapist Ishwari Sollohub, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), announces the Sept. 7 opening of her Los Alamos office at 127 Eastgate Dr., Suite 206.
Sollohub currently has openings for new clients, with office hours on Fridays, by appointment.
She works with adults and couples facing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, addictive behavior and relationship issues.
Sollohub states on her website, “If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life challenges or stuck with emotional or mental pain, counseling can

Community Invited to Public Tree Planting Event

on September 3, 2012 - 8:30am


PEEC News:

At 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 there will be a public tree planting day on Pajarito Mountain to reforest the burned areas.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center received a grant from REI, Inc. to support the reforestation project on the burned areas of Pajarito Mountain.

Nearly 2,000 tree seedlings (Englemann spruce, Douglas fir, limber pine and corkbark fir) have been ordered, mostly through the New Mexico State Forestry Division’s conservation seedling program. 

Firefighting backpack pumps were also purchased with grant funds to water the seedlings.

Udall Recruits New Mexico Applicants for Internships

on September 3, 2012 - 8:17am
  • Positions Available in New Mexico and Washington Offices

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for fall internships in his Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.

To apply online or download an application, visit Udall’s website at

The deadline to apply for positions is flexible, but students interested in fall internships are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 7.

“While working in one of my offices, students will get

Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board Meets Wednesday

on September 3, 2012 - 8:16am

The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board meets 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Curtis Room in Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.


Call to Order / Roll Call / Introduction of guests

Public Comment – topics not on the agenda

Approval of Minutes: Aug. 1

Items for discussion and possible action:
Signage for historic area – Greg Fisher
Ashley Pond briefing and update – Dick McIntyre

Historic Homestead Tour closeout
Historic Sculptures Master Plan related activities
Post Office NHR Listing
Planning for lecture on tax benefits of historic preservation

Working Group


Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 12

on September 3, 2012 - 8:07am

Editor's note: This is part 12 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the rhesus monkey as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Nate Stephens.