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Los Alamos Physicist Wins 2016 Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances In Measurement Science

on October 15, 2015 - 2:18pm

LANL physicist Albert Migliori, having led the development of a powerful tool for important measurements in condensed matter physics including superconductivity, is being given the Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances in Measurement Science, the top instrumentation prize of the American Physical Society. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Honors to Albert Migliori, developer of resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist Albert Migliori, having led the development of a powerful tool for important measurements in condensed matter physics including superconductivity, is

This Week At The Reel Deal

on October 15, 2015 - 1:23pm
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Bridge of Spies and Goosebumps. The Martian and Pan will hold another week. Everest, The Intern, and Hotel Transylvania 2 will end Thursday.  

Don’t miss our showing of Meru at 7 p.m. today. This is a fundraising event for our favorite nature center, PEEC. Tickets are now on sale at the Reel Deal Theater; $12.

Movie poster for 'Bridge of Spies.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Bridge of Spies: This film is going to be great-especially in this town. We were not sure we were going to get it until last week-I’m ecstatic we did.

Posse Lodge Making Upgrades To Kitchen

on October 15, 2015 - 11:19am

The Los Alamos Posse Lodge. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Posse Lodge will be making some significant upgrades to its kitchen in December and January.

The kitchen upgrade is required by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in order for the Posse Lodge to remain an approved Food Establishment and continue holding monthly Cowboy Breakfasts for the community. As a result, the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge will be closing for almost 2 months between Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 29, 2016.

The only monthly Cowboy Breakfast to be canceled will be Jan. 3. The breakfasts Dec.


NMED Improvement Board Hosts Public Hearing

on October 15, 2015 - 10:48am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m., Dec. 18 in Room 322 at the State Capitol Building, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the matter of EIB 15-01(R), proposed amendments to 20.2.77 NMAC (New Source Performance Standards), 20.2.78 NMAC (Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) and 20.2.82 NMAC (Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Source Categories of Hazardous Air Pollutants).

The New Mexico Environment Department is petitioning the EIB to amend these rules by

Fabulous Fall Family Fun Night Oct. 28

on October 15, 2015 - 10:37am

Governor Announcing Plans To Bring High-Speed Internet To Every Classroom

on October 15, 2015 - 10:28am

Gov. Susana Martinez


BERNALILLO — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will announce plans to bring high-speed Internet access to every school in New Mexico.

Currently, more than 30 percent of New Mexico’s schools do not have access to high-speed Internet.

Details of the Governor's plan will be revealed later today.

Letter To The Editor: Dangerous Dog Spotted In Starbuck's Parking Lot

on October 15, 2015 - 10:14am
Los Alamos Resident
Name withheld by request

Wednesday I turned into the Starbucks parking lot and the first thing I see is very obviously this very dangerous and massive dog that has been described several times now.

Obvious I say because I had to stop for it in the very busy parking lot and it was standing right in front of my car and big enough that I couldn't drive over it if I needed to!

It was wearing a solid metal cage muzzle and was being "controlled" by a slight blond women who couldn't have weighed more than that dog and only had a regular type leash on it and try as she

David Smith Memorial Ambidextrous Trap Challenge Honors Former Instructor

on October 15, 2015 - 10:00am

Competitors in Sunday's David Smith Memorial Ambidextrous Trap Challenge at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club following the event. Photo by Maire O'Neill

Young Guns coaches with the Smith family. Back row from left, Alan Bond, Abe Chavez, David Smith and Mike O'Neill. Front row, Jessica Fisher (New Mexico Game & Fish), Kathy Smith and Josh Smith. Photo by Maire O'Neill

By MAIRE O'Neill

Thirty shooters of all ages competed in the David Smith Memorial Ambidextrous Trap Challenge Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club (LASC).

The event raised $1,270 for the Smith family.

W80-4: Sandia California Works On Nuclear Weapon Life Extension Program

on October 15, 2015 - 9:38am

The W80-4 mechanical team at Sandia National Laboratories reviews the results of thermal analysis. From the top center, counterclockwise, are Ryan Johnson, Bryn Miyahara, Alvin Leung and Matt H. Jones. Photo by Randy Wong


ALBUQUERQUE — Sandia National Laboratories is doing what it hasn’t done in decades: extending the life of a nuclear warhead at the same time the U.S. Air Force develops a replacement cruise missile that will carry the weapon.

The goal of the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) is refurbishing the W80 warhead with replacement components for aging

Luján Signs Discharge Petition To Force Vote On Job-Creating Export-Import Bank

on October 15, 2015 - 8:46am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District joined in an effort to force a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. 
Luján signed a discharge petition that would require an up or down vote on legislation to reauthorize the bank once a majority of the House, 218 members, sign on to the petition. 
The bank’s charter expired at the end of June after House Republican leaders refused to allow a vote on reauthorization. After 80 years of supporting U.S.

Two Museums, Two Parties, One Night Of Fun Oct. 30

on October 15, 2015 - 8:41am
Big Swing Theory performs Oct. 30 in the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMMA
NMMA News:
SANTA FE — Grab the kids, don a costume and head to the Santa Fe Plaza for a progressive Halloween party 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum.
There will be music, treasure hunts, ghost stories, tarot cards and more. And it’s all free, with full access to all of our exhibitions.
The details:
The Museum of Art invites you to celebrate the Fall of Modernism with Halloween Modernist-style.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 7 To Oct. 12, 2015

on October 14, 2015 - 6:54pm

LAPD News:

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.

Oct. 7 at 8:49 a.m. / A 23-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his residence on Futura Drive.

Oct. 7 at 8:49 a.m. / Police arrested Christopher Davis, 23, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction. Police booking photo is not available.


Oct. 7 at 8:33 p.m.

Obituary: Madeline Anne Donohoe Sept. 3, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2015

on October 14, 2015 - 6:50pm

MADELINE ANNE DONOHOE Sept. 3, 1961 – Oct. 10, 2015

Madeline Anne Donohoe, 54, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2015.

Anne was born on September 3, 1961 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Peter and Lynn Reynolds. While attending North Carolina State University she met her future husband, Robert, and they were married on April 11, 1984. They moved with their young son Sean to Los Alamos in 1988, where Robert took a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Their second son Patrick was born shortly thereafter

Anne worked several years at the YMCA before joining LANL


David Horpedahl Elected President Of LAAOR

on October 14, 2015 - 2:56pm

Newly elected LAAOR President David Horpedahl


The Los Alamos Association of Realtors® (LAAOR) held its annual meeting, election and affiliates gathering this morning at the Holiday Inn Express. 

The members of the association voted for officers and board members for 2016, listened to a presentation from the Family Strengths Network, and were able to interact with affiliates of the association. 

The affiliates that attended the meeting were Title Guaranty, Los Alamos Gym, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Gateway Mortgage, First Mortgage, Zia Credit Union, P & L Housekeeping, BT Real

Panel Discussion On Women In Science Thursday

on October 14, 2015 - 2:27pm


Are women in science achieving their goals in careers and research today? Attend the panel discussion at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 15, at Mesa Public Library and hear what three women who work in science and engineering have to say about the topic.

The program is held in conjunction with Ada Lovelace Day celebrations at the Los Alamos County Library System. Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer because of her work with Charles Babbage on an analytical machine.

The three panelists for Thursday’s discussion are Sandy Frost, Nicole Lloyd-Ronning and Teri

Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn Thursday

on October 14, 2015 - 1:56pm

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – The Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn project Thursday, Oct. 15. 

The prescribed burn will be within a 380-acre unit on the Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of N.M. 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. Because of the location and elevation, smoke from the burn may be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area. The burn operations should be completed in 1-2 days and are not expected to necessitate road closures.

The pretreatment of the forest substantially reduced the amount of fuel

Udall Highlights Push To Expand Tech Transfer At DOE Labs, Build NM’s Economy

on October 14, 2015 - 1:05pm

U.S. Senator Tom Udall


  • Udall seeks input from roundtable on tech transfer legislation 

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall hosted U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and DOE Acting Director of the Office of Technology Transitions Jetta Wong at Sandia National Laboratories for a roundtable discussion about improving technology transfer and creating jobs.

Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) officials joined several local businesses that were created based on technology developed at the labs to discuss ways to

Registration Still Open For Parenting University

on October 14, 2015 - 12:51pm

Parenting University: Tool Up For Parenting is the third parenting workshop put on by JJAB and UNM-LA. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

There are still seats available for Parenting University: Tool Up For Parenting, the free workshop put on by the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB).

The workshop is designed for parents and caregivers who are looking to equip themselves with the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy, well-balanced children.

The workshop is 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Letter To The Editor: Reader IDs Dangerous Dog

on October 14, 2015 - 12:37pm
Los Alamos Resident
Name Withheld By Request
I just read one of your readers account of his dangerous encounter with a vicious dog on pipeline road. I had a similar encounter with that same dog and his owner about a month ago while walking a friends dog we were watching for them while they were out of town.
I too am a dog lover and this was without a doubt the scariest encounter with a dog I've ever had. Fortunately the dog stopped a few feet from us as we stood our ground and the owner grabbed the leash that had been ripped out of his had once his dog spotted us. 
I know where

Trick-or-Treat On MainStreet Is Oct. 30

on October 14, 2015 - 12:26pm

Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet Pet Costume Parade marches down Central at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Courtesy photo

MainStreet News:

Get those costumes ready! Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet in downtown Los Alamos 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Last year more than 4,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters.

A performance by Dance Arts Los Alamos begins at 4:30 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by High Flyers Gymnastics.

Los Alamos GOP Meets Thursday At UNM-LA

on October 14, 2015 - 11:55am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at UNM-LA, Bldg 2, Lecture Hall, Room 230.

For further information, contact Chair Bill McKerley at 505.672.1067. 

Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS 1-4 p.m. Saturday

on October 14, 2015 - 10:50am
Scene from 2014 Los Alamos Ski Swap. Courtesy/LASRC
Scene from 2014 Los Alamos Ski Swap. Courtesy/LASRC
Fall is approaching and the time to get ready for the upcoming ski season is upon us. The annual Los Alamos Ski Swap, hosted by the Los Alamos Ski Racing Club is Saturday, Oct. 17.
The ski swap is a decades-long tradition of Los Alamos. It’s unclear exactly what year the first swap was held, but many an “experienced” skier will tell you it’s been going on for at least 30 years.

Elks Launch Random Acts Of Kindness Crusade; Sponsor LAPD/YACs Ice Cream Social Today

on October 14, 2015 - 10:14am

ELKS News:

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge is on a Random Acts of Kindness crusade for the Youth Activity Centers (YAC) in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Elks members met with YAC Director Paul Martinez and he mentioned that the kids could benefit from regular interaction with the local police force to impact the kids in a positive way.

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge is facilitating this engagement by scheduling ice cream socials between LAPD and the two YACs.

Pianist Gabriella Herczeg Performs At Fuller Lodge

on October 14, 2015 - 9:59am
A crowd gathered Sunday at Fuller Lodge to listen to pianist Gabriella Herczeg perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. Herczeg will perform this program again for a recital as part of her master’s degree program at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Herczeg received her bachelors’ degree from UNM and is a 2007 graduate of Los Alamos High School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
LAHS graduate student Gabriella Herczeg performing Sunday at Fuller Lodge said 'it’s really nice' to come back and perform in her hometown. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos

Bridge Bites: Too Easy

on October 14, 2015 - 9:26am