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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 15

on November 15, 2013 - 10:19am

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Friday, Nov. 15

Los Alamos Little Theater presents “8x10: The Fourth Dimension,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays Nov. 15 and 22.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and available at CB FOX and at the door. LALT is at 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Be Moved Performance by New Mexico Dance Theater 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at Duane Smith Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 16

Waffle Breakfast to benefit American Cancer Society 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 16 at Masonic Lodge (Canyon & 15th)

What Turkeys Eat for Thanksgiving 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at PEEC
Leslie Dendy will


School Board Swaps ACS for Honeywell on Aspen Construction Project

on November 15, 2013 - 10:15am

Dave Wharram of Gerald Martin at Thursday's Special School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J Gordon/

STAFF Report

Dave Wharram of Gerald Martin, who serves as the owner representative for LAPS construction projects at Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary reported on those projects Thursday at a Special School Board Meeting dealing with construction issues.

In a 4-1 vote (Matt Williams voted nay), the Board approved hiring Honeywell as the Controls Contractor on the Aspen Project, rather than retaining ACS, the contractor hired by Jaynes Construction for the project.


Innovators Invited to Register for Information Day Event

on November 15, 2013 - 9:09am

NMC News:

The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, partnering with High Desert Discovery District (HD3), is holding two events for innovators. 

The first event is Information Day, which is an information briefing 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. This pre-Discovery Day event will give innovators a chance to learn more from HD3 CEO, board members and advisors.

Those innovators who like what they hear and want to learn more are invited to the second event, Discovery Day, which will give them the chance to present their ideas and discoveries to a highly

Holiday Superblitz Begins This Weekend

on November 15, 2013 - 8:39am


SANTA FE – Buckle up, watch your speed and don’t drink and drive. The State of New Mexico’s Holiday Superblitz gets underway today.

During this time, law enforcement agencies from across the state, including local, state and tribal, will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, seatbelt enforcement, speeding enforcement and looking for other traffic safety violations. 

This crackdown coincides with the holidays, since drunk driving crashes increase significantly during this time of the year. 

“Let’s make this holiday season a time where law

Philippine People Thank Americans

on November 15, 2013 - 8:16am

This is one of thousands of postcards being sent by people in the Philippines after the devastating earthquake and typhoon. Courtesy image

LANL Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 15, 2013 - 8:05am

Fitness Column: Body Mass Index-Helpful or Useless?

on November 15, 2013 - 7:49am
Fitness Column
Body Mass Index: Helpful or Useless

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a commonly used tool to estimate the amount of fat on a person’s body. For decades the term has been used by health professionals and trainers when assessing an individual’s fitness level. A person’s BMI depends on two things: their height and their weight.

Is the measurement an accurate evaluation of someone’s health? Often, it is not.

Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team Holds Recruitment Night

on November 15, 2013 - 7:44am
Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team. Courtesy photo

PMFT News:

The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team will have a Recruitment/Registration Night at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Pajarito Mountain Lodge. Learn more about the team and sign up if you’re ready.

The group will watch the team movie from last season, so everyone can see what the team is all about. The team will then answer any questions. If you decide you want to join the team, there will be an opportunity to go over the Team Handbook, sign all of the necessary forms, and pay this year's tuition. The price went down this year.

Meteor Strike on NM-PBS Science Café

on November 15, 2013 - 7:37am

NOVA 'Meteor Strike.' Courtesy/PBS

NM-PBS News:

ALBUQUERQUE - On the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere, exploded, and fell to the ground across a wide swatch near the Ural Mountains in Russia.

According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908—another impact in Siberia that left few eyewitnesses or clues.

The meteor strike is the subject of the NM-PBS November Science Café taking place 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov.

Olions Present One-acts at the Blackbox

on November 15, 2013 - 7:22am
Mateo Cardiel and Megan Pimentel rehearse for the Olions one-act plays, which begin Friday at the LAHS Blackbox Theater. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club will present four one-act plays in the LAHS Black Box Theater at 7 p.m., Nov. 16, 17 and 23, with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 17 and 23.

Olions sponsor Rachel Saxton will direct "This Property is Condemned," written by Tennessee Williams. The three remaining plays are student written and directed.

GOP State Chairman to Visit Los Alamos

on November 15, 2013 - 7:17am

GOP State Chairman John Billingsley

GOP News:

State Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM) John Billingsley will be in Los Alamos to speak to all Republicans, Independent and conservative voters.

He will be the guest speaker at the party’s Central Committee meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Jeanette Wallace Room on the UNM-Los Alamos Campus.

Billingsley is known as a fine, articulate speaker as well as a spirited, effective leader.


How the Hen House Turns: Awareness and Sympathy

on November 15, 2013 - 7:10am
Toffee the hen had a brush with death recently - luckily, the story has a happy ending. Courtesy photo
How the Hen House Turns: Awareness and Sympathy
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

They crowded around the stock tank as I lifted Toffee out, a patch of feathers missing from her neck. All of them were there ─ turkey; Lucy and Bobbi, the geese; DeeDee and Scooter, the dogs; the fours ducks; and the two remaining chickens.

They had gathered in response to my cries of protest.

15th Street Striping Work Underway

on November 15, 2013 - 7:01am


County traffic crews are finishing up striping operations on Canyon Road between 9th Street and 15th Street.

Striping on 15th Street began Thursday, Nov. 14. Work will include County crews laying out the striping design, followed by roadway paint application. During this work, motorists will see a slow moving striping machine followed by shadow vehicles.

Note that the purpose of the shadow vehicles is to allow enough time for the fresh paint to dry before traffic is allowed on the new paint. Please do not cut in front of the shadow vehicles.

Goliath the Dog Needs a Home

on November 15, 2013 - 6:57am


Former LANL Security Chief Jack Killeen Launches Retirement With 2,700 Mile Adventure

on November 14, 2013 - 3:10pm

Jack Killeen arrives at the Mexican Border south of Palomas, N.M., following a nine week, 2,700 mile mountain bike journey from the Canadian Border. Photo by Sonja Killeen

Attracted to the salt, this deer ate Jack Killeen's glove, the inside of his bike helmet and one of the white arm guards he wore to protect against the sun. Photo by Jack Killeen


Los Alamos Daily Post

It was 3 a.m. and the sound of a large animal outside his tent brought former Los Alamos National Laboratory Security Division Leader Jack Killeen to his feet.

Breaking News: Los Alamos Police Crack Computer Crimes Case!

on November 14, 2013 - 2:23pm

Breaking News: 

Over the past few weeks, Los Alamos police detectives have been working on a computer crimes case involving more than $50,000 that was illegally transferred from a victim at Los Alamos National Bank. Detectives have already made two arrests associated with this case.


Police charged Fernando Rodriguez Jr., 31 of Los Alamos with five counts of 3rd degree felony, Computer Access with intent to defraud or embezzle and one count of 2nd degree felony Computer Access with intent to defraud or embezzle

Rodriguez is being held without bond in the Los Alamos

Where Were You When Kennedy Was Killed?

on November 14, 2013 - 11:56am

President John F. Kennedy lying in state. Photo by Abbie Rowe/KPL

John F. Kennedy. Courtesy/KPL

LAPD News:

Where were you when President John F. Kennedy was assasinated?

Nov. 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. The next day, as his car drove slowly past cheering crowds in Dallas, shots rang out. Kennedy was seriously wounded and died a short time later.

President Kennedy's death caused enormous sadness and grief among Americans. Most people still remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.

With the 50th


Brace Yourself ... Pajarito Brewpub Unveils Winter Menu!

on November 14, 2013 - 10:35am
The Pajarito Brewpub & Grill's winter menu features new entrées, soup and desserts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pajarito Brewpub Executive Chef David Tripp and Pastry Chef Laura Hamilton with their new creations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Winter’s upon us and it’s time for comfort food. The new dishes on the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill's winter menu will make you very comfortable indeed. The Los Alamos Daily Post was invited to sample the new selections Wednesday so we tucked in for some culinary treats designed to

Residents Collect Shoebox Gifts

on November 14, 2013 - 10:29am

WRBC News:

Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts.

Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Los Alamos residents are helping send shoe box gifts to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.

From Los Alamos, the shoebox gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever

20-Year Partnership Converts 20,000 Russian Nuclear Warheads into Fuel for U.S. Electricity

on November 14, 2013 - 9:29am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the final shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) derived from Russian weapons-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) under the 1993 U.S.-Russia HEU Purchase Agreement, commonly known as the Megatons to Megawatts Program. Under this Agreement, Russia downblended 500 metric tons of HEU, equivalent to 20,000 nuclear wearheads, into LEU.

The resulting LEU has been delivered to the United States, fabricated into nuclear fuel, and used in nuclear power plants to generate nearly ten

Scientists Nearing Forecasts of Long-Lived Wildfires

on November 14, 2013 - 9:17am

Wildfires can be seen in much different detail, depending which satellite instrument is used to observe them. The image at left, produced from data generated by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite, uses 1-kilometer pixels to approximate a fire burning in Brazil from March 26 to 30, 2013. The image at right, produced with data from the new VIIRS instrument, shows the same fire in far greater detail with 375-meter pixels. Images by Wilfrid Schroeder/University of Maryland

AGU News:

Washington, D.C.

50 Year Fruitcake Tradition Continues

on November 14, 2013 - 8:50am

OES News:

For more than 50 years, Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star, has sold Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes in Los Alamos.

This year the chapter will continue that tradition by selling fruitcakes, as well as apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 22, in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby, 1200 Trinity Dr.

Future sale dates are 2-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20.

Contact Judy Goldie, 505.662.3797, or Nina Laird,


Highlights From Nov. 12 School Board Meeting

on November 14, 2013 - 8:41am
Staff members from Los Alamos High School pose with the plaque and certificate that will be displayed at the high school announcing the Los Alamos School District's acheivement of the highest level of accreditation by AdvancED. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos High School Student Body President Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta, right, and Vice President Justin Dunn, second from right, and a contingent of LAHS students presented a proposal to change the dress code at LAHS. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A number of issues were


Volunteers Needed for Red Dot Trail Maintenance Day Nov. 16

on November 14, 2013 - 8:22am
Matt McKinley posted signs around White Rock and the big red dot points the way to the trail work. Photo by Craig Martin

The trail in the lower half of this scene was raked with a McLeod; the trail is difficult to find in the unworked section in the upper half. Photo by Craig Martin

Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist

When I last hiked down the Red Dot Trail a few months ago I thought to myself, “Man this is rough; I really must be getting old.”

That’s true enough, but the trail could use a little loving care, too.

Reading Workshop for Families Will 'Raise the Roof' at Piñon

on November 14, 2013 - 7:50am
Piñon Elementary School teachers get ready to 'Riase the Roof' at a family engagement workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 for parents of children in kindergarten through third grade. This workshop will provide parents with at-home tools to support their children’s reading achievement. Readers Raise the Roof! workshops will be led by teachers dressed as construction workers to engage the audience. Courtesy/Julie Bulthuis