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Special School Board Meeting Thursday

on October 8, 2013 - 7:38am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the District Office, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

The agenda items for the Special School Board Meeting will be for the Board to receive construction updates on Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary School and take action as needed.


Food on the Hill: French Onion Soup

on October 8, 2013 - 7:37am

This Week's Recipe:

French Onion Soup
Photo by Sue York/


  • 6 medium size onions, sliced (rings Preferred)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cups White Wine
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 7 Cups beef broth(I prefer 5 cans of Campbell’s consommé plus one box of Swanson’s beef broth –NO SALT)
  • 7 Slices Rustic Bread slices or cubes
  • 7 Slices Mozzarella Cheese
  • 7 slices Provolone Cheese
  • Good Parmesan cheese, grated


Melt butter in a large soup pot, add onions and sauté. When just golden on edges, cover with lid and cook on medium low for about 10 minutes until onions are limp.


Four More Farmer's Markets This Season

on October 8, 2013 - 7:34am


There are four more Farmer's Markets this season. Markets are held 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

Chilis are roasting, winter veggies such as squash, pumpkins and kale, as well as the last of the summer peppers and tomatoes will be available, and much more!

The New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association is holding a series of Facebook contests now through mid-October to promote farmers' markets. Winners will receive $15 or $30 to spend at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market this season.


Ski Swap Needs Volunteers

on October 8, 2013 - 7:32am


The Los Alamos Ski Swap will take place 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 19.

Volunteers are needed. Contact Rob Aikin at to help out.

Volunteers get to shop early. Friday night is set-up and vendor check-in. Saturday morning, locals bring gear for sale.


Quality New Mexico Holds Leadership Workshop

on October 8, 2013 - 7:29am

QNM News:

Quality New Mexico will conduct a workshop on “Leadership Tools for Leaders, Managers, and Supervisors” 8:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 17 at Los Alamos National Bank in Los Alamos.

Leader, Manager, and Supervisor positions are critical to the success of a business. They are the front line people – training them to understand their role and how they fit in the big picture is critical to overall success of the business and their own performance.

Key leadership tools include:

  • A clear understanding of these roles and responsibilities
  • The critical elements of a sustainable operation
  • A system

How the Hen House Turns: The Hose of Winter

on October 8, 2013 - 7:25am
How the Hen House Turns: The Hose of Winter
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Looks like we’ll have this week off. No more threats of a deep freeze. However, Halloween is coming soon, and that means anything goes, including three feet of snow. That was years ago, so maybe now all we have to worry our birds about is Arctic air, especially if the temperature drops below 14 F. If water dribbles down the hose, even a little bit, you're hosed.

I have a long hose.

OBITUARY: Wilbur Brown July 6, 1932–Sept. 17, 2013

on October 8, 2013 - 7:23am

WILBUR BROWN July 6, 1932–Sept. 17, 2013

Wilbur Knight Brown of Durango died from pneumonia Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. He was 81.

Dr. Brown was born July 6, 1932 in Oakland, Calif., to Herbert and Donna Brown. He grew up in Piedmont, Calif., and graduated from Piedmont High School.  

Known to family and friends as Bill, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering. While at Berkeley, Bill was involved in the NROTC program and subsequently served in the U.S.


Bridge Over Diamond Drive at Dusk

on October 8, 2013 - 7:22am

The bridge over Diamond Drive near Los Alamos High School at dusk. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Hilltopper Girls and Boys Golf Teams at Grants/Piedra Vista Fall Golf Invitational

on October 7, 2013 - 8:20pm

Topper golfer Malorie Apgar teeing off on hole #11 at Coyote del Malpais Golf Course in Grants during today's first round of the Grants/Piedra Vista Fall Golf Invitational. Photo by Mike Lippiatt


The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper girls and boys golf teams are competing in the Grants/Piedra Vista Fall Golf Invitational today and tomorrow at Coyote del Malpais Golf Course in Grants.

Monday Results:


· 1st Kirtland Central.

· 2nd LAHS.

· 3rd Cleveland.


·1st Dominique Galloway - Cleveland

·2nd Sara Green - Bosque

·3rd Emma Haines - LAHS.


PRObE Provides Access to Large Scale Supercomputers

on October 7, 2013 - 11:41am

Computer & Information Systems Manager Andree Jacobson of the New Mexico Consortium discussed the PROBE project during Tuesday's taping of 'Behind the White Coat' at the PAC 8 Studio in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos High School student interns assist in assembling, testing and installing hundreds of computers at the PROBE Center in the Los Alamos Research Park. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post
For the sixth year in a row, Los Alamos National Bank has sponsored the award-winning "Behind the White Coat" science series,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 2, 2013

on October 7, 2013 - 10:14am

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.

Sept. 21 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Yucca Street.


Sept. 26 at 9:21 a.m. / Police arrested Irene Quintana, 49, of Chamita on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Sept. 27 at 2:05 a.m.

5K Run/Walk For 1st. Lt. Micah Anderson

on October 7, 2013 - 9:22am


10th Annual 26-Mile Trail Sale Oct. 19-20

on October 7, 2013 - 9:05am

Drive up and see the fall colors while shopping for treasures up and down the Jemez Valley. Yard sale spots will also form at local businesses and larger, group locations along N.M. 4. Courtesy photo


The Jemez Valley at the peak of the fall colors is the beautiful backdrop for the 10th annual 26-Mile Trail Sale set for Oct. 19-20.

The event is a yard sale shopper’s dream that meanders along N.M. 4 from San Ysidro to Sierra Los Pinos. Sellers will be set up multi-vendor locations in business parking lots along N.M. 4 as well as individual yard sales.

Scenes From Balloon Fiesta 2013

on October 7, 2013 - 8:44am

The 42nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kick off Saturday with more than 500 hot air balloons representing 20 countries. The fiesta runs through Oct. 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park. The hot air balloon competitive flying starts today with pilots competing to win cash prizes. Competitive flying will continue throughout the week, taking a break on Wednesday for the Flight of the Nations. The Flight of the Nations will honor the 20 countries participating in the 42nd event, as each flies their nation’s flag from their balloon.

Homecoming Court Spotted Riding Horses

on October 7, 2013 - 8:12am

The Los Alamos High School Homecoming Court were spotted on small rocking horses in Smiths parking lot Friday afternoon. The wooden horses are created by Taos artist Juan Rivera and will be on sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 2 at the Fuller Lodge Art Show. Rivera, who has a singing voice likened to Frank Sinatra, will perform Christmas songs during the show. Photo by Sandra J. Quintana

Hawks Cross Country Teams Sweep Meet!

on October 7, 2013 - 7:51am

LAMS 8th grade girls Hawks cross country team. Photo by Jim Stein

LAMS 7th grade boys Hawks cross country team. Photo by Jim Stein

LAMS 7th grade girls Hawks cross country team. Photo by Christie Kelly


The Los Alamos Middle School's Hawks cross country teams swept the Santa Fe Indian School meet Wednesday, Oct. 2!

The athletes won 1st place as a team in all four races including 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 8th grade girls and 8th grade boys.

Additionally, Paulina Burnside won 1st place individually in the 7th grade girls race and Jevon Montoya won 1st place


Yang: Diffuse…A Little Self-Reflection

on October 7, 2013 - 7:21am
Diffuse…a little self-reflection

Recently, a store manager made a mistake on my order. Though important, my order was not time sensitive. I happened to be in the store to inquire about my order, and he discovered the mistake. It was an oversight, but with little consequence, so I shrugged it off. However, the manager apologized profusely, was embarrassed, and truly felt bad.  

I probably would feel the same way if I were in his shoes. I kept reassuring him that it was no big deal, and his follow-up action was quite adequate. Could I have responded differently?

Underground Work on 15th Street Completed

on October 7, 2013 - 7:05am

The underground work on 15th Street between Central Avenue and Iris Street is now complete and  the trenches are covered over. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Toppers Lose 28-13 to Academy and the Single Wing

on October 6, 2013 - 9:02am

Xavier Dennison carries the ball for a gain against Albuquerque Academy Friday night. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Quarterback Brice Van Etten tries to evade a tackle during first quarter play against Albuquerque Academy. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Los Alamos Daily Post


On Friday evening, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers lost their Homecoming to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 28-13 at Sullivan Field.


LA started with a win of the toss and chose to receive the ball.


Expert on Ancient Intoxicants Speaks Tuesday

on October 6, 2013 - 7:56am
Dr. Patrick McGovern, director of the Biomolecular Archeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, analyses a sample. Courtesy photo


Alcohol has a bad reputation. Often, it gets painted as the villain that causes reckless and destructive behavior.

Dr. Patrick McGovern, director of the Biomolecular Archeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, will unveil alcohol’s long past and its impacts on human culture during the upcoming Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.


Winds Map 'Uncharted Territory' Saturday

on October 6, 2013 - 7:53am

The Los Alamos Community Winds get ready for the second half of their concert 'Uncharted Territory,' Saturday. A highlight of the concert was the world premier of  ' ...and they named it Trinity,' a new work for concert band by Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vives. The piece received a standing ovation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Local Resident Collecting Hand-knits for Black Forest Fire Victims

on October 6, 2013 - 7:45am

Staff Report

Tina Derr of Los Alamos is coordinating a service project to collect hand-made hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for the fire survivors in the Black Forest region destroyed by fire this summer. The Black Forest is in the northern part of Colorado Springs, a part of El Paso County.

“I am hoping people will either sew, knit or crochet enough for each person to get one item but if miracles happen, maybe more,” Derr said.

Derr lost her own home in the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000.

An exact number of homes destroyed or partial loss has still not been nailed down because many were


GOP Women Raise Funds Through Garage Sale

on October 6, 2013 - 7:43am

Members of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held a garage sale on Barranca Mesa Saturday to raise money for the nonprofit organization. From left, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech, Donna MacDonald, Mary Brooks and Terry Marzili. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community Celebrates LAVN's 40th Birthday

on October 6, 2013 - 7:28am
A large crowd helped celebrate the 40th birthday of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses at a barbeque on the grounds of their facility on Canyon Road Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Hot dogs and hamburgers were on the menu at the 40th Birthday Party of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/