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2012 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Friday at Overlook Park

on May 13, 2012 - 9:40am

The 2012 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series begins at 7 p.m, Friday May 18 at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Sponsorships are still needed. Checks can be sent to Gordons’ Concerts at 109 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

All shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Summer Concert Schedule:

  • May 18 Overlook Park: Tiho Dimitrov Band Rock - DK & The Affordables Roots Rock the Los Alamos Kite Fest, see
  • May 25 Ashley Pond: The Red Elvises LA’s favorite band! Russian rokenroll KRSN AM1490 Night
  • June 1 Venue TBA: Laurie Lewis Fabulous

Players Compete in Chamber's Charity Tournament

on May 13, 2012 - 8:44am
The gross first place foursome was that of Raichert, Binger, Rodriguez and Quartieri in this year's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held Friday at Black Mesa. Proceeds from the event go to support United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Katy Korkos
Golf scores indicate some skilled players participated in Friday's charitable tournament. Photo by Katy Korkos
Second place in the tournament went to the team of Bouman, Fox, Howze and Montoya. Photo by Katy Korkos
Linda Deck won a prize for "closest to the pin" on hole number 8 and E.

The Time is Now - The Place is Downtown!

on May 13, 2012 - 7:12am


Please attend County Council meetings on May 15 & May 16 as they make funding decisions.

Find out more at

The Time Is Now and the Place Is Downtown!

We agree:

Lewis & Margaret Agnew
Esta Lee Albright
Sharon Allen
Michele & Michael Altherr
Raffi Andonian
Pamela Archer
Nancy & Paul Arendt
Sylvan Argo
Karyl Ann Armbruster
Helen & Jim Baran
Ellen Ben-Naim
Jody Benson
Shane Black
Rainer & Ilse Bleck
Margaret & Pat Blewett
Jim, Linda & Grace Boncella
Melanie Boncella
Beth Bowman
Meghan Brown
David & Patricia Broxton
Chris & Margie Bruell

Unfunded Phase II CIP Survey Results

on May 13, 2012 - 7:12am

During the last week, the Los Alamos Daily Post has conducted its first poll. Readers were asked to "Rank the following unfunded Phase II CIP projects in the order in which they preferred to see them completed (or choose "Do not Proceed" for projects they did not want to see funded by Los Alamos County.)

The Los Alamos Daily Post received 152 valid votes.

Following are the results in the order that Los Alamos Daily Post readers would like to see the projects completed:

  1. Nature Center / White Rock Civic Center (Tie)
  2. Nature Center / White Rock Civic Center (Tie)
  3. Ashley Pond Improvements
  4. Teen

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill to Open in Mari-Mac!

on May 12, 2012 - 10:06pm

Exterior rendering of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill opening later this year in the former Blockbuster space in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy/PB&G
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Jemez Mountains are the inspiration for a new restaurant coming to the Mari-Mac Shopping Center that is designed to blend the rustic and rugged outdoors with a clean modern edge.

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Catherine Mockler have partnered with Pawel and Dorota Listwan, all local entrepreneurs, to establish the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in the former Blockbuster space at 614 Trinity Dr.

“In a town


Los Alamos Daily Post Launches History Nut Series

on May 12, 2012 - 8:52am

The Los Alamos Daily Post is launching a continuing series of columns concerning Pajarito Plateau history written by Dorothy Hoard, Judy Machen, Heather McClenahan, Janie O’Rourke, Georgia Strickfaden and Sharon Snyder - collectively known as the "History Nuts."

To be labeled a “nut” is not generally a compliment, but these six local historians take pride in being affectionately called nuts because in this case the term carries respect for their research and publishing efforts related to Los Alamos.

The group came together informally in 2003 to meet and share research.

Wildflower Neophytes Walk with Chick Keller

on May 12, 2012 - 8:15am

Chick Keller expounds on the inter-relationships between plants and insects during the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's (PEEC) Wildflower Walk Thursday evening. Sixteen neophytes learned how to identify wildflowers now blooming in Los Alamos. The group met at PEEC on Orange Street for an introductory lecture and received a handout of species to watch for during their walk. PEEC's monthly Wildflower Walks continue through September. Specific dates for the walks and to learn what's blooming around town now, visit Photo by TK Thompson/


County Administrator Harry Burgess Announces Further Re-organization News

on May 11, 2012 - 5:37pm

New Deputy County Administrator Steve Lynne, left, will be in charge of the newly established Community and Economic Development Department and will also have oversight of the Administrative Services Department. New Deputy County Administrator Brian Bosshardt will oversee Community Services, Public Works and Human Resources as well as the Los Alamos Airport and Environmental Services/Sustainability Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


County Administrator Harry Burgess announced additional re-organization plans to employees this week – primarily related to


UNM-LA holds 31st Annual Graduation Convocation

on May 11, 2012 - 5:03pm

UNM-Los Alamos graduates recite the Pledge of Allegiance during Thursday's 31st annual graduation convocation at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie Gordon

UNM-Los Alamos celebrated its 31st annual Graduation Convocation on May 10, 2012. Five students received bachelor’s degrees, 39 received associate degrees, 5 received academic certificates and 8 students received General Educational Development Diplomas.

Convocation Speaker Dr. Chaouki T. Abdallah is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico.


Dick Knows Trails

on May 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

Los Alamos County Parks Division Manager, Dick McIntyre and Open Space Specialist, Craig Martin, review trail building plans and schedules. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

Dick McIntyre has been involved in the creation of several impressive community trail systems. On the wall in McIntyre's office are a host of photos displaying trails he has had a hand in creating. His latest project, the Canyon Rim Trail, is only partially completed, with the first of three major segments in use.

In August of 2010, the first segment of the Canyon Rim opened to the public.

OBITUARY: Edna E. Marx

on May 11, 2012 - 1:07pm

Edna E. Marx Aug. 9, 1920 May 8, 2012

On May 8, 2012, Edna E. Marx passed away at the age of 91 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Edna was born August 9, 1920 in Arena, Wisconsin, as the only child of Oran McIntosh and Charlotte Porter. She attended East Side High School and at 16 she met her future husband Joseph E. Marx. At 22, they married and that same year welcomed their first daughter, Charlotte Anne. Over the next four years they welcomed two more daughters, Mary Anne and Barbara Anne.

Don Davis is 2012 Teacher of the Year!

on May 11, 2012 - 11:51am

Donald Davis of Los Alamos High School is Los Alamos Public Schools 2012 Teacher of the Year. Davis was honored at a ceremony at Fuller Lodge Thursday evening. He has taught in the district for five years as Teacher/Robotics and Engineering Design. Davis will go on to compete for New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year include from left, Lorri McInroy, Alyssa Romero and Amy Vierra and unable to attend were Jennifer Schmiere, Cheryl Smith Ecke and Michelle Young. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Young Life Golf Tournament Helps Teens Go to Camp

on May 11, 2012 - 10:33am

By Carol A. Clark

Young Life Los Alamos is hosting its second annual golf tournament May19 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

It’s a Four Man Scramble Format golf tournament in which participants can create their own 4-some or be placed on a team.

All monies raised will go to benefit kids going to camp this summer.

This charitable event includes dinner, a raffle and prizes for the cost of $85 per golfer.

“It costs about $500 to send a teenager to summer camp for a week,” said Young Life Area Director Ryan Gilbert.

CONE ZONE: Update for Week of May 14

on May 11, 2012 - 10:15am


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

NM4 Improvements Project

Traffic continues to be on the south side of NM4 between Rover Blvd and Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road. Speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Expect modifications to the work zone as the contractor progresses from intersection to intersection. Please drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles.

Other Resources:

Construction updates are posted at


Nature Center Would Enhance Community

on May 11, 2012 - 9:18am
Letter to the Editor:
I feel that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center has proven the value to the community and the acceptance of the community for a nature center.

The current location at the Little Valley/UNM-LA building on Orange Street has served a useful purpose in demonstrating these values to the community.
It has acted as a nursery for environmental ideas, outdoor student classes, relevant daytime and evening lectures, adult programs of every description, support for local groups with similar focus, and collection/cataloguing of our native flora and fauna.

Hilltopper Sports Update

on May 11, 2012 - 8:41am

Hilltopper Softball vs Los Lunas, loss, 0-9; vs Del Norte, loss 1-5 - The Hilltoppers have been eliminated from the State Championships.

Track & Field, Boys and Girls are District Champions!

Hilltopper Softball vs St. Pius X, win, 5-4

Hilltopper Baseball vs Miyamura, 1st game, loss, 0-4, 2nd game loss, 1-5

Hilltopper Tennis, Girls are District champions!


Aimée Ringle's Bowl of Stones Tour

on May 10, 2012 - 9:21pm

Aimée Ringle is performing at 7 p.m., Saturday May 12 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Kelly Hall.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Aimée grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

She is a singer/songwriter, doing a tour to promote her first album.

Unique Opportunity to View Bradner Film

on May 10, 2012 - 9:07pm


The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Chapter 229 announces a dinner meeting on May 15 with a presentation of the "Bradner Film."

This is a unique opportunity to observe notable Los Alamos citizens as they lived in the community during the wartime days of Project Y.

RSVP required by Friday, May 11 to Ltc. Gregg Giesler AUS Retired, Chapter Commander at 662-5574 or email or Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson USAF Retired, Chapter Adjutant, 662-9544 or email



Espanola YMCA Teen Center

on May 10, 2012 - 8:45pm


The Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC) hosted the second annual Born-2-Cruise Model car & Custom Bicycle Show Saturday, April 14.

This event was a great success and was flooded with more than 200 visitors and more than 50 participants.

Low-rider enthusiasts from all around the community and outward attended and showed off their custom creativity.

Courtesy Photo


"The Espanola youth were given a chance to shine and that is what we (EYTC) are all about," EYTC Program Co-Director Dion Gabriel said.

CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meeting Canceled

on May 10, 2012 - 8:15pm


Because members of the CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee plan to attend the May 15 and 16 special Council meetings regarding funding and prioritization of capital projects, they have canceled their regular monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. in Council Chambers on Thursday, May 17.


Take the Survey

on May 10, 2012 - 5:30pm

Editor's Note: The survey is now closed. The results will be available shortly.

During meeting's on Tuesday May 15 and Wednesday May 16, the Los Alamos County Council will discuss which proposed Phase II Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) will be funded and allowed to move forward and which will not.

In the following survey, the Los Alamos Daily Post is asking readers to rank the order in which they would like to see the unfunded Phase II CIP projects completed.

The option, "Do not proceed" is provided for projects the reader does not want to see funded by Los Alamos County.

Results of


Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 10, 2012

on May 10, 2012 - 4:11pm


The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 23 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid

Family Fun Day Rocks Mountain Gym

on May 10, 2012 - 9:45am
Don Pollock, the Hillstompers cymbal player, watches as Mountain Elementary School Principal Gerry Washburn recognizes teachers and staff during Wednesday's "Family Fun Day." Photo by TK Thompson/

The white line running horizontally through the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium is a paper chain comprised of 3-inch links made by students. Each link represents five "green slips" a student accumulates from doing good deeds. The chain stretches two-and-a-half times the length of the gym. There have been a whole lot of good deeds happening at Mountain Elementary School.

Scenes From Cinco de Mayo Concert

on May 10, 2012 - 9:25am
The Los Alamos Community Winds wrap up their Cinco de Mayo concert Saturday night at the Crossroads Bible Church in which they were joined by the Los Ninos de Santa Fe dance troupe. The concert subtitle was "Celebrating a century of the music and dance of Mexico and New Mexico." One of the songs performed "Over the Waves" was written by Mexican composer Juventino Rosas in 1888. Photo by TK Thompson/
Flutist Austin Keyser of Los Alamos was awarded a $1,000 music scholarship by Bryan Fearey of the Los Alamos Community Winds. Photo by TK Thompson/