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NMDT SPRING RECITAL “The Sky’s the Limit”

on May 8, 2012 - 6:46pm


New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents it’s eighth annual spring recital, “The Sky’s the Limit,” this weekend. “Spring recitals are a chance for each student to shine and perform for their families and friends,” said Baker-Dillingham. “We usually have a theme for our recitals, but this year I wanted to give the faculty free reign in choosing a theme for each of their classes; hence, the sky was the limit.”

This year 209 of the 225 students enrolled at NMDT will perform in dances choreographed by NMDT faculty members

United Skates Celebrates 50 Years

on May 8, 2012 - 6:36pm

By Don Casperson

LAHS Senior Appreciation Night. Photo by Don Casperson

FUMC News:

The First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (adjacent to Sullivan Field) has hosted the Friday night skate program called "United Skates" for nearly 50 years now.  With many thanks to church historian Alice Carter, we know that the very first United Skates sessions took place Friday, May 11, 1962, not long after the construction of Fellowship Hall was completed. 

Legend has it that the church took over the skate program from the YMCA at that time, and inherited all of the old four-wheel roller

Kiwanis Democratic Candidates Debate [Audio]

on May 8, 2012 - 4:18pm

Candidates at right of table, Nathan Hjelm, Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson and Kristin Henderson listen to a question from Kiwanis member and Teen Center Program Director, Michelangelo Lobato (far left).

Pre-Primary forum at the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos New Mexico recorded May 8, 2012. Los Alamos Council Candidates Kristin Henderson, Ken Johnson and Pete Sheehey. Los Alamos County Clerk Candidate Nathan Hjelm. (22 Min.) Kiwanis will host Republican local candidates at their meeting next Tuesday (May 15th).



on May 8, 2012 - 10:44am

Column by Bonnie J. Gordon

Although I’ve always been a fairly girly girl, I try not to let it stand in the way of enjoying those things usually associated with guys. 

I don’t watch sports or play video games, but I have been known to play poker, drink single malt scotch and hang out at the track.

I’ve never felt more like a member of the boys’ club than when I’m smoking a cigar. I stumbled into the pleasures of a good cigar when I set out to buy a gift for a cigar-smoking friend.

This friend lets me hang out on his boat, drink lots of beer and act really silly a few times a year, which


P&Z Hearing on Bandelier Shuttle Facility is Wednesday

on May 8, 2012 - 10:20am

P&Z News:

A Planning and Zoning Commission hearing is set for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday May 9 in the Training Room at Pajarito Cliffs Building 1, 101 Camino Entrada, on a request for approval of a site plan for a shuttle service facility for Bandelier National Monument with mobile vendor spots to be located at 40 and 50 Rover Blvd. near the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard.

The meeting is open to the public.


Thayers Travel to Africa

on May 8, 2012 - 8:08am

Longtime Los Alamos residents Nina and Gary Thayer pose outside their accomodations while traveling in Africa last year. The couple spent Oct. 22 to Nov. 7 on their Serengiti Safari to Tanzania and presented photographs and a talk about their adventures to the Rotary Club last Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo from the Thayer Collection

Rotarian Nina Thayer shares details of the couple's trip last fall to Tanzania wth the Los Alamos Rotary Club as her husband Gary Thayer operates a computerized slide show of the adventure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police Out Score Firefighters Saturday

on May 7, 2012 - 11:19pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster hits a triple against Los Alamos Fire Department "pitcher" Jerry Adair during a softball competition at Overlook Park Saturday, that went down to the wire, before the police team prevailed 26-25 following nine hard fought innings. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

"Catcher" Connie Salazar of the Los Alamos Police Department throws a ball back to the pitcher while "Umpire" Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider contemplates whether it was a ball or a strike. Fire Chief Troy Hughes is at first base. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

Spectators Riley and Spenser Foster

Firefighters Promoted During Special Ceremony

on May 7, 2012 - 10:08pm

During a special ceremony Monday at Fire Administration on East Road, three firefighters were promoted. From left, Battalion Chief Paul Grano will supervise the C Shift, Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna will oversee training and exercises related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Newly promoted Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Trehern is a second generation firefighter. He worked in LANL's Fire Protection Division for 13 years and has been with LAFD for 22 years. He will be in charge of operations and will supervise all three fire shifts at LAFD.

Chamber FAN Club Features DALA Dancers

on May 7, 2012 - 8:19pm

Dancers perform during the Chamber of Commerce FAN Club at Dance Arts Los Alamos Wednesday evening in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce monthly after hours Food & Networking (FAN Club) event showcased the world-class training underway for students enrolled at Dance Arts Los Alamos.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting dance in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico by providing safe, professional instruction and quality performances.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is now in its 20th year and

Flower Baskets Hang Along Central Avenue

on May 7, 2012 - 8:07pm

County workers draped downtown Los Alamos in colorful cascading flower baskets Monday ... a sure sign that spring is in full swing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Flower baskets in the back of this truck will soon hang along Central Avenue for the season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pedestrian Sidewalk Detour in Place Downtown

on May 7, 2012 - 7:45pm

Shoppers have easy access to all downtown businesses despite a temporary pedestrian detour on Central Avenue along the UPEX side of the street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A Ditch Witch works along the sidewalk further down Central Avenue near 15th Street Monday.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Canyon Bar Breaks from the Norm

on May 7, 2012 - 7:18pm

Canyon Bar and Grill in Central Park Square has been painted a dark charcoal color and stands out from all the other tan colored businesses in the area. The Canyon Bar also intends to install a new sign soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Iris Street Offsite Work Winding Down

on May 7, 2012 - 7:09pm

The offsite work on Iris Street from the Municipal Building Complex Project is on-going and is anticipated to be completed in mid to late May. County officials explain that this schedule has slipped some compared to last month’s projections due to unforeseen complications with existing utility infrastructure located beneath Iris Street. Curb and gutter has been installed along the south side of Iris Street and work on drive pads is anticipated to start within the next two weeks.

Memorial Celebration of Dr. George Cowan’s Life is May 20

on May 7, 2012 - 12:32pm

A memorial celebration of Dr. George Cowan’s life and achievements will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Lumpkins Ballroom of the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday, May 20. 

Dr. Cowan, 92, renowned scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist passed away at his home on April 20.  

Dr. Cowan, a Massachusetts native, participated in the Manhattan Project and had been a scientist and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1949. 

Dr. Cowan served on numerous boards in his lifetime and was appointed to the White House Science Council during the Reagan administration. 

SAR Conference Featured High-Angle Rescues

on May 7, 2012 - 11:59am

Edit: May 9th, 8 a.m. - three additional photos added.

SAR News:

New Mexico Search and Rescue volunteers practice high and low angle rescues during Saturday's portion of last weekend's three-day conference at Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) hosted its annual training event - ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event for search and rescue volunteers last weekend at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque.

More than 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 27 to May 2, 2012

on May 7, 2012 - 11:03am

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

April 27 at 10:23 a.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 400 block of Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $250.

April 27 at 11:39 a.m. / Police received the report of a forgery in the 1000 block of Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is unknown.

April 27 at 2 p.m.

Pill Drive Collects Record 276 Tons

on May 7, 2012 - 10:58am
DEA News:
The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
On April 28, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster reported that local detectives received 8.5 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at the Drug Take Back booth set up at the Los Alamos

Test for Facebook Image

on May 7, 2012 - 9:52am

A test????  Hmmm

LASO, LANS Earn NNSA Quarterly Awards

on May 7, 2012 - 9:11am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Programs today announced the recipients of the Defense Programs’ Employee of the Quarter Awards.

“The Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter Awards highlight the talent and expertise of the men and women from throughout the national nuclear security enterprise who promote our nuclear security agenda,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs.

Chamber Golf Tournament to Benefit United Way

on May 7, 2012 - 1:59am

On Friday, May 11, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico (serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties).

The tournament will be a “shot gun start” at 1pm at the beautiful Black Mesa Golf Course. Black Mesa is ranked 4 nationally and are pleased to be able to invite the public.

You need not be a Chamber of Commerce member to play.

United Way’s mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve in Northern New Mexico.United Way reports that 22

Lunch with a Leader Set for Thursday

on May 7, 2012 - 1:46am

The League of Women Voter's monthly Lunch with a Leader is set for 11:45 a.m., Thursday May 10 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Orange Street.

Carol A. Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post is the featured leader. Clark has covered local news in Los Alamos for nearly a decade.

She also produces and hosts the science program, Behind the White Coat, which airs on PAC 8 and UCTV and has hosted the radio program, Safety and Security Matters broadcast on KRSN AM 1490 since 2003. Clark studied journalism with a specialization in print media at UCLA.

Hasbrouck Wins Bandelier Photo Contest

on May 7, 2012 - 12:50am

Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas won first place in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art competition. His winning photo was among 96 entries submitted by 33 photographers and artists from across the United States and exhibited at Fuller Lodge recently. Hasbrouck, a retired electrical engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, won an annual park pass, a copy of the award-winning movie Sky Island, narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday and he and his family also will receive a personal tour of Bandelier National Monument guided by Park Superintendent Jason Lott.

Welders Work on Muni Complex

on May 7, 2012 - 12:23am

Welders were busy working along the top steel beams of the County Municipal Complex construction site last week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Tulips Bloom at the Best Western

on May 6, 2012 - 11:43pm

Colorful tulips fill a flowerbed at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bold Knights and Ladies Fair Celebrate the Middle Ages in Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 12:58pm

Fighters in armor at North Mesa Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

By Bonnie Gordon

On April 28, 2012, the banner of the Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) was raised for the first time when local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for a day of fighting, feasting, music and dance in the style of the Middle Ages.

It was the Shire’s first official event.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It isn’t just about research far from it.

Members of SCA live the part at their