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Udall Issues Statement on Renewable Energy

on December 7, 2013 - 8:56am

Sen. Tom Udall


ALBUQUERQUE - Thursday, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., welcomed the president's "Presidential Memorandum," challenging federal agencies to nearly triple their renewable energy consumption to 20 percent by 2020.

Udall, who has led the effort to set a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), requiring utilities to generate 25 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025, issued the following statement:

"The United States should lead the world in clean energy jobs, innovation and in efforts to fight global warming.

Special School Board Meeting and Executive Session Thursday

on December 7, 2013 - 8:51am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Los Alamos Middle School, Room 149.

The agenda items are: approval of agenda, presentations, recommendations and information for the Board including a Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) construction update and LAMS Modification Change Requests.

There will be a motion  to go into a closed Executive Session for a meeting with the School District’s attorney pertaining to pending or threatened litigation in which the School District is or may become a participant, according to NMSA 1978,


Los Alamos Police Help Maryland Detectives Apprehend Man on Felony Warrant

on December 6, 2013 - 11:40pm

Gregory Montoya

LAPD News:

Gregory Montoya, 48, was arrested Friday afternoon by Los Alamos police assisting detectives from Montgomery County, Md., on a felony warrant. 

Montoya will be held in the Los Alamos County Jail while extradition procedures are carried out.

Grief Support Available Throughout Weekend

on December 6, 2013 - 3:25pm


Troy Palmer, M.A., will be at the Los Alamos Teen Center 4-8 p.m. Saturday to speak with youth and parents grieving the loss of Tyler Van Anne.

The Los Alamos Teen Center is in the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.

Grief counselor Aimee Schnedler will be available noon to 3 p.m., Sunday in her office in the Small Business Center at 190 Central Park Square to speak with teens and adults. 

Anyone wishing to talk to someone about their grief by telephone may call:

  • Troy Palmer at 505.690-7889;
  • Aimee Schnedler at

OBITUARY: Alice Brigham Waterman July 14, 1919–Dec. 4, 2013

on December 6, 2013 - 12:23pm

ALICE BRIGHAM WATERMAN July 14, 1919–Dec. 4, 2013

Alice Brigham Waterman, age 94, passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, December 4, with family by her side. She had just spent a joyous Thanksgiving holiday with children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even a great-great granddaughter. She had struggled for eight months with declining health after breaking an ankle and being diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma.

Alice was born on July 14, 1919 in Niagara Falls, Canada. She was the oldest of two girls born to Royal Brigham and his wife Helen Knapp Brigham.


Two Car Accident Thursday on Sherwood at N.M 4

on December 6, 2013 - 12:12pm

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries at 5:41 p.m. Thursday on Sherwood Boulevard near N.M 4 in White Rock. Citations are pending investigation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Winter Campaign: Keep Sidewalks Clear

on December 6, 2013 - 11:16am

Remove snow and ice from sidewalks. Courtesy photo


During the winter months, the County would like to remind residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.

When possible, and depend­ing upon available resources, County crews will conduct sidewalk-clearing operations by removing snow first from the adopted “safe routes to school” and then move to other selected sidewalks. The County does not clear every sidewalk due to limited resources. 

Letter to the Editor: Tyler Van Anne: some thoughts

on December 6, 2013 - 10:56am
Tyler Van Anne: some thoughts
Los Alamos

Wednesday was just one of those days. You know, the kind that happen and you wonder, "Why?!" or "WTF?" It started out as sort of a bummer. I woke up late, had part of a cup of coffee, which is terrible, because I always need a whole cup or more. Then I went to work without breakfast, so I had a combination of chex-mix, and salted nuts, which got me through till lunch. But the work was piled high, so I worked through lunch, left a little late and raced home for an appointment. It was then that I found out the bad news.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 6

on December 6, 2013 - 10:56am

2012 Winterfest Light Parade. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Sponsored by

Friday, Dec. 6

Affordable Art Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church, 1967 18th St.
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Los Alamos County’s North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Posse Shack and Stables

First Friday Pagan Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Pyramid Café in Los Alamos.
Anyone interested in


Sangre de Cristo Chorale Performs Dec. 7-8

on December 6, 2013 - 10:55am

As part of its 36th season, members of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will perform in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr., with a second performance Sunday, Dec. 8 in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Garden Club Wreath Sale Today!

on December 6, 2013 - 10:40am

Select a holiday wreath this morning in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Courtesy photo

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club is holding a Fresh Wreath Sale until noon - or sold out - today in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby.

The fresh Wreaths cost $15 or $18 with a bow. Proceeds go to provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior interested in environmental pursuits.

The professionally grown and arranged wreaths are going fast so don't dilly dally - get over to LANB early before they are all gone.


Pet of the Week: Sheila the Dog

on December 6, 2013 - 9:53am

Sheila the dog. Photo by Don Taylor's Photography


Pet of the Week: Sheila is a friendly two-and-a-half-year-old tan spayed female that is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training, and loves to play and go for hikes.  

She behaves nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship and would prefer to be an only dog. Cats are okay. Her favorite activity would be a TV marathon next to her favorite person. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her foster Mom at 505.433.8617.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179

LANL: Neutron Stars’ X-ray Superbursts Mystify, Inspire Los Alamos Scientists

on December 6, 2013 - 8:56am

Neutron star. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New neutrino cooling theory changes understanding of stars’ surface

Massive X-ray superbursts near the surface of neutron stars are providing a unique window into the operation of fundamental forces of nature under extreme conditions.

“Scientists are intrigued by what exactly powers these massive explosions, and understanding this would yield important insights about the fundamental forces in nature, especially on the astronomical/cosmological scale,” said Peter Moller of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Division.

A neutron star is created

See DALA's 'The Nutcracker' Again for the Very First Time!

on December 6, 2013 - 8:20am
Clara and the Nutcracker (Jenna Weatherbie and Cody Maggiore) share a dance. Photo by Paulo T. Photography
Rebecca Brug, minion taking a leap. Photo by Paulo T. Photography

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is excited and proud to present its 16th production of The Nutcracker as part of Los Alamos’ Winterfest Weekend. The ballet opened Thursday. Further performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Tickets are being sold in advance at CB FOX in Los Alamos and Smith’s Food and Drug Centers in

Pain Free Athlete: Posture Alignment on Aerobic Machines

on December 6, 2013 - 8:12am
Pain Free Athlete

Posture Alignment on Aerobic Machines

When exercising on an aerobic machine (elliptical, treadmill, bike, stair stepper, etc.) our intent is to condition our cardiovascular system. We are concerned with our heart rate, breathing and fatigue. It is all about our heart and lungs. Seldom do we consider the biomechanics needed to reach our workout intensity. Consequently, people are hunching over the machines, leaning forward and getting hurt.

Six posture related injuries from aerobic machines:

1. Ligaments are permanently stretched
Common in the pelvic

New Support Group for Mental Illness

on December 6, 2013 - 8:09am


A support group is being put together for anyone living with or dealing with an adult with mental illness. 

The group support each other through difficult times and be there to lend an ear and be a friend. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Starbucks.

For information, call 505.695.9325.


Historical Museum Hosts History Happy Hour

on December 6, 2013 - 8:08am


Family Fun at Zia Realty Group's New Offices Saturday

on December 6, 2013 - 8:05am


Candy canes for the kids and a free drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Blue Window are part of the fun scheduled 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Zia Realty Group's new offices at the corner of 15th Street and Central Avenue.

Kids also will have the opportunity to sign up for a chance to win a train set during the family fun event going on as part of the Christmas Light Parade on Central Avenue.

Everyone is welcome to stop by, warm up, eat candy canes and have a chance to win a meal or toy train.

Uniquely Crafted Gifts For Sale Saturday

on December 6, 2013 - 8:02am

LALT Auditions Open for 'Kindertransport'

on December 6, 2013 - 8:01am

Courtesy LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for Diane Samuels’ drama Kindertransport at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Callbacks by invitation will take place Thursday, Dec. 19. The cast consists of five women and one man.

Rolls to be cast:

  • EVELYN: English, middle-class woman. In her fifties.
  • FAITH: English, Evelyn’s only child. In her early twenties.
  • EVA: Evelyn’s younger self. She starts the play at age 9 and finishes at 17. German Jewish, becoming increasingly English.
  • HELGA: German Jewish

Veterans Get 1.5 Percent Cost-of-Living Increase

on December 6, 2013 - 7:56am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) announced that veterans, their families and survivors who receive disability compensation and pension benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

“New Mexico’s veterans, their families and their survivors have sacrificed a great deal in service to our country, and they deserve the added financial stability that next year’s cost-of-living increase will provide,”

Letter to the Editor: Let's Quit Using Plastic Bags

on December 6, 2013 - 7:53am
Los Alamos

I joined a group named the Female Brainpower Initiative (FBI) that meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Our goal is to bring women together to brain-storm ideas of improvements we would like to see. The issues can be person or world changing.

I had just watched a documentary on TV called "Bag it" by Jeb Berrier. Jeb has made a pledge to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. I took this idea to the group and after brainstorming; we came up with many ways to address this. 


Lawrence Garcia Teaches Fighting Skills at Homeland Security Training

on December 6, 2013 - 7:49am
Lawrence Garcia, right, and Mauri Pierce demonstrating knife techniques at US Army Camp Atterburey. Courtesy photo  

Staff Report

Local Mix Martial Artist and Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) Full Instructor Lawrence Garcia recently attended an invitation only Military, Law Enforcement, Contractor (MALC) training by a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at U.S. Army Camp Atterbury in Indiana.  

He assisted in instructing the Edge Weapon and Hand to Hand Combat Program portion of this specialized training course.

Celebrate the Bradbury's 50th Birthday

on December 6, 2013 - 7:45am

GOP Women Host Holiday Luncheon

on December 6, 2013 - 7:43am


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a Christmas Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the home of Lawry and Alice Mann. 

All registered Republican women are invited, and guests are welcome. Please bring a dish to share. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. 

For further information about the luncheon, contact Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001. For information on the LAFRW "Adopt-A-Family" for Christmas project, call Kathy Walters at 505.662.5266 or 505.423.0132.