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Join a 'Great Conversation' at LAPS Foundation Fundraiser: Part Three

on April 29, 2014 - 7:34am


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the third in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations,” LAPSF Director Joanna

Colorado Groups Tour Los Alamos

on April 29, 2014 - 7:33am

Members of the Pillar Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Women's Educational Society of Colorado College visited  Los Alamos Monday. Seen here dining at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill in the early evening with lecturer Henry Hertzman of Colorado Springs, center, the group is on an eight day bus tour through New Mexico. The Pillar Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering enrichment through lifelong learning. There is no age requirement for the life enriching educational opportunities available to its members.

Food on the Hill: Harissa Bean Dip

on April 29, 2014 - 7:08am
This Week's Recipe: Harissa Bean Dip
15 oz. cannellini beans, drained
¼ cup of very finely chopped onions
2-3 cloves of pressed garlic cloves
1 can of Harissa chili blend (can be found at Whole Foods)
Mix together in a small food processer
Photo by Sue York/
Photo by Sue York/
Chill and eat with chips, veggies, pita bread or crackers
Harissa Bean Dip
Photo by Sue York/ 

Los Alamos Nonprofits Participate in Give Grande NM May 6

on April 29, 2014 - 7:03am


The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is organizing Give Grande NM, a day of giving dedicated to supporting local causes. Give Grande NM is one of many giving days happening May 6 as part of the national Give Local America event.

May 6, donors will be able to donate directly to nonprofits working in their communities by visiting A number of Los Alamos nonprofits are participating in the event.

“Together with communities across the country, we’re inviting everyone in Los Alamos to come together on a single day to designate gifts to organizations

Support Group For Those Dealing With Someone Suffering Mental Health Issues

on April 29, 2014 - 6:57am


There is a support group for family members or anyone living or dealing with someone who has mental health issues.

Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Mesa Public Library in meeting room 1. All are welcome.


OBITUARY: Glenedith Plumley Jan. 8, 1928–April 27, 2014

on April 29, 2014 - 6:54am

GLENEDITH PLUMLEY Jan. 8, 1928–April 27, 2014

Glenedith Plumley passed away April 27, 2014 after a long illness. She was born to David and Erma Fluty Jan. 8, 1928 in Cassie, W.Va. She grew up in Fluty Lick, Ky. and married Bert Plumley of Beckley W.Va. Oct. 16, 1953.

They made their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1960. Through the years, they enjoyed many adventures traveling, camping, fishing and hunting. She had a special fondness for rocks, plants and birds and she could identify almost all of them by sight. She was a self taught seamstress and enjoyed sewing from scratch.


Council Adopts $191 Million FY2015 Budget

on April 28, 2014 - 10:59pm

Los Alamos County Council voted 5-2 this evening to adopt a $191,378,802 million FY2015 budget. The budget includes several modifications including $250,000 added to economic development for broadband connection for businesses, a 1 percent increase for County salaries, and a 15 percent pay raise as allowed by the state for all elected officials. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Councilor David Izraelevitz voted against the proposed budget saying they do not want a salaty raise for Council members. From left, Councilors Fran Berting, Steve Girrens and David Izraelevitz, Council Chair Geoff

Del Norte Credit Union Recognized by Quality New Mexico

on April 28, 2014 - 1:58pm

DNCU News:

  • Achieves Roadrunner Recognition for Third Consecutive Year

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce that it has been once again recognized by Quality New Mexico and its New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards program for progress towards performance excellence—Level 3 Roadrunner recognition. 

This accolade is based on DNCU’s success in enhancing the member experience and improving products, services, internal processes and organization.

“We have adopted the Baldrige Criteria framework through Quality New

Reader Input Sought for Series: 'School on the Hill'

on April 28, 2014 - 10:42am
School on the Hill: Los Alamos High School. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

On April 11, the Los Alamos Daily Post published a press release announcing that Los Alamos High School had been named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2014 by The Washington Post. LAHS received a ranking of 705 out of 2,050 schools.

The Los Alamos Daily Post reports on other awards and achievements garnered by Los Alamos Public Schools. For example, it was announced Saturday that out of 19,411 public high schools, U.S.


Lt. Governor Meeting Residents in Los Alamos Thursday

on April 28, 2014 - 10:33am

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez


Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will visit Los Alamos to meet with local leaders and citizens 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., as part of his ongoing “Mobile Office Day” Initiative.

Sanchez will be available to personally meet with constituents and his staff will be prepared to provide assistance with all issues related to state government. No appointment necessary.

Meet Los Alamos High School Staff Members

on April 28, 2014 - 9:28am

Staff members at Los Alamos High School gather for a group photo. Principal Sandy Warnock, red blazer, is retiring in June. Photo by John McHale

LAHS Students Jump for Joy!

on April 28, 2014 - 9:15am
Jumpers bounced around the clock on the lawn of Los Alamos High School from 7:30 a.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday in a jump-o-thon to raise funds and support for LAHS teacher Joy Handsberry as she undergoes chemotherapy. Courtesy photo
Jumpers inside the bouncy house at the Jump for Joy Jump-o-thon. Courtesy photo
A campfire burns near the bouncy house to keep participants warm during the 24-hour Jump for Joy Jump-o-thon Friday night. Courtesy photo
Jump-o-thon participants pose outside the bouncy house. There's still time to contribute to the fundraising efforts.

Pet of the Week: Rocky the Terrier Mix

on April 28, 2014 - 9:11am

Rocky the Terrier mix arrived at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter in a disheveled condition. Courtesy/FOS


Rocky, a recently surrendered Terrier mix remains a little nervous, but is slowly warming up to the shelter environment.

He has been groomed by Diana Norwood of "Yours Truly Diana's," and looks like a brand new dog. He has his summer cut and is ready for fun in the sun with a brand new family.

Rocky has been enjoying the company of some of the shelter dogs, particularly Wriggs, and he would probably enjoy a canine friend to hang out with while his humans are away.


Say Goodbye to Extension Home Economist Paula Roybal Sánchez at Open House Wednesday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:49am


The community is invited to an open house event for Extension Home Economist Paula Roybal Sánchez who is retiring after many years with the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service.

The open house is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Cooperative Extension Service office in the Community Building on 20th Street near Central Avenue.


Yang: The Never-Ending Nature-Nurture Debate

on April 28, 2014 - 8:39am
The Never-Ending Nature-Nurture Debate

Mr. Anders Ericsson and his colleagues would like to convince us that so-called “innate talent” is highly overrated … if it exists at all. They are convinced by their own research (and others’) that ultimately, it is long-term and highly committed effort, at least 10,000 hours or 10 years, that propel certain people to the top echelon of experts and elite performers in all fields.  

After reading two articles by Ericsson and several colleagues, one published in Psychological Review (PR) (link below) and the other in Harvard Business

Things With Wings Opening Reception @ Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:15am

Spring Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge Lawn Saturday

on April 28, 2014 - 8:08am

Weather Didn't Dampen Saturday's Celebration of Earth Day in Jemez Springs

on April 28, 2014 - 7:57am
Shoppers check out the offerings at the Earth Day Celebration in Jemez Springs Saturday. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
Youngsters enjoy Earth Day activities. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski
Growers had a large presence, some presenting exotic methods of nurturing plants, like these producers of hydroponically grown vegetables. Here, customers have an opportunity to pick vegetables straight from their soil-less source, with a guarantee of freshness. Photo by Ryszard Wasilewski


Earth Day celebrations took place on the Plaza in Jemez Springs Saturday, despite


Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade Sells T-Shirts to Fund New Equipment

on April 28, 2014 - 7:47am

Purchase a snazzy t-shirts to help out the Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade. Courtesy/LAAFB


The Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade is selling fire engine red t-shirts with the group’s logo to raise funds for new equipment.

LAAFB has seven members available, at various levels, to participate in search and rescue activities that include ground pounding, 4X4 search and medical response. The group includes a trained ICS section chief.

The LAAFB medical personnel cover local athletic events including football games, foot and bike races, horse shows and rodeos.

Deer Herd Spotted Resting Along Canyon Road

on April 28, 2014 - 7:41am

These deer are part of a herd of 10 seen lounging near the Jewish Center on Canyon Road Sunday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos Wine Bar Opening in Central Park Square!

on April 27, 2014 - 11:36am

The movers and shakers behind the soon-to-be 'comfortable yet classy' wine tasting room at 145 Central Park Square during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday in the Small Busines Center. From left, Vivác Winery owner Michele Padberg, award-winning winemaker Tony Fox, Black Smuggler Winery owner Tony Black with his nephew, contactor David Barkley, Vivác Winery owner Jesse Padberg and Anasazi Fields Winery owner Jim Fish. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Three New Mexico wineries are joining together to open a tasting

Morning Signs of Last Night's Storm

on April 27, 2014 - 11:31am

Snow lingers in the back yard of a home in the Eastern Area this morning from Saturday's storm. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost

Los Alamos Tennis Club Team Defeats El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club Team

on April 27, 2014 - 11:21am
Joel Williams of the Los Alamos Tennis Club team volleys a winning shot during a match against a doubles team of Sherman/Stewartt of the El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club. Sherman and Stewartt defeated the LATC team of Williams and Chris Lee 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 in a match played at El Gancho Saturday, April 19. Photo by John Sarracino.
Bob Nolen of the Los Alamos Tennis Club lofts a backhand lob against the doubles team of Fowleer/Harrington during a match played Saturday, April 19, at the El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club. Nolen and his partner Tom Kelly defeated Fowler/Harrington in

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Part 3 When White Rock was a Lake

on April 27, 2014 - 10:48am

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Part 3 When White Rock was a Lake


Much of the Pajarito Plateau had been created as a result of two major events that occurred 1.2 and 1.6 million years ago. Volcanic eruptions at these times emptied a lava chamber of an estimated 145 cubic miles of material and created the Valles Caldera.

Part of this material was thrown skyward, eventually to be blown on the eastern side of the Sierra de los Valles mountains. Other material also flowed eastward over these mountains. The resulting layers of lighter or denser lava created the Pajarito Plateau.


Aspen Elementary School Construction Scenes

on April 27, 2014 - 10:25am

The latest construction scenes at Aspen Elementary School. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss