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Los Alamos Senior Olympic Game Results

on March 21, 2015 - 5:32pm
At the start line for the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games 5K and 10K race today in White Rock, from left, Jackie Marr, Duane Marr, Inez Ross, Ted Williams, Laura McClellan, Ted Romero, Richard and Darla Thompson. Courtesy photo
Laura McClellan is the first woman across the 10K finish line. Courtesy photo
Ted Romero finishes first in the 5K race. Courtesy photo
Duane Marr finishes the 5K first in his age group. Courtesy photo


After the first week of competiton, eight athletes qualified in the 5K and/or 10K Road Race.

Two qualified in Basketball Freethrow and 3-Point shot


Signs Of Spring Are Sprouting All Over White Rock

on March 21, 2015 - 4:17pm

Signs of spring are in the air today including this pilot taking advantage of the warm weather to fly his remote control airplane at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Softball games are underway today at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Buses transported softball players from Farmington, Los Lunas and Carlsbad to games today at Overlook Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A variety of colorful flowers line the walkway at this home on Bandelier Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Getting The Wrinkles Out: June English Celebrates 10 Years In Business

on March 21, 2015 - 11:35am
June English in the office of Professional Skin Care Choices. English is celebrating 10 years in business. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The new spring makeup products from Jane Iredale are in stock at Professional Skin Care Choices. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

June English of Professional Skin Care Choices has been providing skin care services in Los Alamos for 10 years.

“It’s been challenging, but I’ve learned a lot over 10 years,” English said.

Trained as a medical aesthetician, English was confident of her


SFCIR: Dr. Nakhleh To Speak On ISIS And The Aftermath Of The Arab Spring - Threats And Challenges

on March 21, 2015 - 11:13am

Dr. Emile Nakhleh


The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a World Affairs Discussion Event "ISIS and the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Threats and Challenges" by speaker Emile Nakhleh at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

The event is hosted at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, in the Forum, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., and the cost is $15 for CIR members; $20 for non-members and guests, and qualified students with appropriate I.D. are welcome to attend this event for free.


NM REIA Enters PNM Rate Case To Protect ‘Rooftop’ Customer Sited Solar Projects And Jobs It Creates

on March 21, 2015 - 9:59am

REIA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Renewable Energy Industries Association – New Mexico (REIA) has filed with the Public Regulation Commission to intervene in the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) rate case, in which the utility seeks to raise electricity rates approximately 12 percent. 

REIA’s interest in the case is PNM’s request for approval to add a monthly interconnection fee (access fee) to the bills of owners of rooftop solar systems and to eliminate those customers’ ability to carry forward excess generation on their bills, or “bank” that energy for use in winter months.

Applications Open For Annual RYLA Camp

on March 21, 2015 - 9:38am


Aspiring young leaders are encouraged to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a week-long camp in July in the Manzano Mountains.

RYLA is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed for New Mexico students by Rotary District 5520, which includes the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. The camp encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an award for their past and present leadership and service activities.

These young people attend an

Cinema Cindy: 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

on March 21, 2015 - 9:33am
Los Alamos

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” is an equally entertaining sequel to the first film of the same enterprise. Like the “First Exotic Marigold Hotel” which gained much acclaim in 2011, “The Second” features Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and a few other British character actors, all of whom have chosen to retire in this hotel in Jaipur, India. Their relationships with one another and their adventures in India create the vignettes in this ensemble film.

But the story holding all the vignettes together is the impending wedding of Sonny (Dev

Igor & Red Elvises Play Posse Lodge Tonight

on March 21, 2015 - 9:23am


Igor & the Red Elvises play the Posse Lodge at 7:30 p.m. today at a fundraiser for the 2015 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

Tickets are $20 per person. There will be no food or drinks served so it's recommended that people eat before at concert sponsors Manhattan Project Bar & Grill, Pajarito Ski Hill or Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Also, refreshments can be purchased at Smith’s Marketplace and brought to the Posse Lodge.

Igor & the Red Elvises is a brand new Red Elvises band now staring Igor with an all-woman band.


Rio Grande Trail Bill Goes To Governor's Desk

on March 21, 2015 - 8:43am

Rep. Jeff Steinborn


  • Legislation creates a commission to develop the Rio Grande Trail

SANTA FE – House Bill 563, “Rio Grande Trail Commission” sponsored by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces has passed in the Senate.

The bill now goes to the Governor for approval. Governor Martinez has already expressed support for creation of the Trail, stating in a news release that it would be a historic achievement for New Mexico.

HB 563 would create the Rio Grande Trail Commission to study and recommend the best paths for a new Rio Grande Trail.

SFI Colloquium: From Fourier To Forensics

on March 21, 2015 - 8:19am
Michael B. Weissman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
SFI News:
Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents 'From Fourier To Forensics' with Michael B. Weissman, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Noyce Conference Room in Santa Fe.
Abstract: Although the statistical and systematic problems of public opinion polls are fairly widely recognized, we tend to assume that published polling results reflect some sort of actual poll.
In 2009, a prominent blog suggested that the pollster Strategic Vision might be fabricating data, based in part on surprising deviations from uniformity of the

Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team Pizza Party Tonight

on March 21, 2015 - 8:17am

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Season Starts Today

on March 21, 2015 - 8:05am


LAYLAX (Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse) would like to let everyone know that its 2015 season starts today.

The team's first high school games of the year are 10 a.m. vs Sandia/Highlands and 2 p.m. vs Rio Rancho at Rio Rancho High School.



Gov. Susana Martinez Acts On Legislation

on March 20, 2015 - 8:51pm


SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez signed the Vaccine Purchasing Act.

Senate Bill 121, sponsored by Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Las Cruces and Sen. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque, shores up funding for a statewide program that provides critical vaccines for children against life-threatening diseases. New Mexico is one of only nine states that purchase all recommended vaccines for children.

This legislation will ensure that New Mexico continues to be a leader in vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases.

The governor also acted on the following legislation:

  • Signed Senate

WIPP Center Stage At Waste Management Conference

on March 20, 2015 - 8:46pm

James Knox with the Arizona Department of Public Service performs a mock Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) level VI inspection of a WIPP truck and transuranic waste shipping containers during this week’s Waste Management Conference in Phoenix. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

WIPP took center stage at this week’s Waste Management Symposia 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., where more than 200 participants attended a three-hour panel discussion titled “Lessons Learned and Return to Operations Following 2014 Operational Incidents.”

The panel focused on the WIPP fire and radiological release incidents

Senate Breaks Impasse On Immigrants’ Drivers Licenses

on March 20, 2015 - 8:32pm

  • Strongly Bipartisan Compromise Bill Passes Senate On 35-5 Vote

SANTA Fe – With the broad support of both Democrats and Republican members, the New Mexico Senate today passed compromise legislation that successfully resolves the complex issue of undocumented immigrants drivers’ licenses and state compliance with the federal REAL ID law.

The compromise was hammered out by two of the Senate’s most respected leaders, Republican Floor Leader Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Chaves, Curry, and Finance Committee Chairman, Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Luna.

This Week At Pajarito: Closing Weekend

on March 20, 2015 - 7:03pm


After one of the best ski and snowboard season in years, barring substantial snowfall, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will end winter operations after Sunday, March 22.

We invite all of our guests - especially our New Mexico Power Pass holders - to visit our sister resorts, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl, which are all scheduled to remain open into April. 


  • Ticket office, rental shop and restaurant will be open at 8 a.m.
  • Mountain will be open from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch.
Mountain News:

LANL Foundation ISEC Staff And Students Demonstrate Inquiry Science Kits At Roundhouse

on March 20, 2015 - 6:40pm

LANL Foundation Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC) staff and student scientists demonstrated inquiry science kits to visitors at the Santa Fe Capitol Roundhouse this week. Young scientist Jakob Warniment assists New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera with a microscope from the Microworlds science kit. Standing in back from left, ISEC Director of Professional Development and Evaluation Gwen Warniment, LANL Foundation CEO Jenny Parks and ISEC Program Director Dorothy Sanchez. Courtesy photo


Project Manager Details 20th Street Improvements

on March 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

The 20th Street Improvement Project is expected to begin in July. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Improvements to 20th Street between Central Avenue and Trinity Drive are expected to begin in early July and conclude in late summer.

Los Alamos County Engineering Project Manager Bryan Aragon told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that the project includes new 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the street, improved ADA ramps, two crosswalks, planter boxes and new street lights to match those installed recently on Central Avenue.


LANL: HAWC Observatory To Study Universe's Most Energetic Phenomena

on March 20, 2015 - 12:53pm

The HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory, 13,500 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mexico’s Volcán Sierra Negra. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Inaugural ceremony marks completion of powerful system to detect gamma rays and cosmic rays

Supernovae, neutron star collisions and active galactic nuclei are among the most energetic phenomena in the known universe. These violent explosions produce high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays, which can easily travel large distances—making it possible to see objects and events far outside our own galaxy.

Construction is now complete on the newest tool available to

Los Alamos Police Receiving Higher Volume Of Reports Of Fraudulent Charges To Credit Cards

on March 20, 2015 - 12:42pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has been receiving a higher volume of reports of fraudulent charges to credit card purchases from citizens and visitors to the community and the LAPD Investigations Division has been looking into the matter. 

“We understand there has been a lot of ‘online’ communication amongst local victims who have had their credit cards used fraudulently in other states,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said. “We would like these victim’s to come to the Los Alamos Police Department and ask to speak to a detective.”

There has not been one instance reported to LAPD of a

LAPD Places Drug Collection Box In Lobby

on March 20, 2015 - 11:16am

Citizens may now dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medication in this drug collection box in the front lobby of the Los Alamos Police Station at 2500 Trinity Dr. The box is under 24-hour surveillance. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department obtained a free drug collection box from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and has placed it in the LAPD front lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr. 

Last September was the ninth and final Drug Enforcement Agency’s drug take back initiative where citizens could turn in their unused and unwanted

Los Alamos Police Arrest Suspected Pot Grower

on March 20, 2015 - 10:42am

Los Alamos police confiscated these marijuana plants Wednesday in the Denver Steels neighborhood. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

On the evening of Wednesday, March 18, the Los Alamos Police Department’s Patrol Shift led by Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias executed a search warrant in the Denver Steels neighborhood.

Roy Moore

The patrol shift investigated the illegal growing of marijuana plants without an official license from the New Mexico Department of Health.

OBITUARY: Edward Gene Carlson March 11, 2015

on March 20, 2015 - 10:05am


Edward Gene Carlson, 87, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, died March 11, 2015. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, where he lived most of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He later worked in Tacoma as a motion picture projectionist and a TV cameraman.

Ed loved the mountains of Washington State and spent much of his free time hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Selma Carlson of Tacoma, Washington; his brother, Roy Carlson of Boston, Massachusetts; and by his


Bill To Significantly Boost New Mexico Businesses Passes Senate Floor

on March 20, 2015 - 9:57am

Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla

SANTA FE – Senate Bill 69 (SB 69), also known as the Resident Business Set-Aside Act, has passed the Senate floor. SB 69 is designed to build the local economy and create more jobs for New Mexicans by proposing that 33 percent of certain state contracts go to resident businesses.

Bill sponsor, Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla, D-Bernalillo, said he is delighted about the support the bill has received in the Legislature and from the public.

“This week, the Senate passed a bill that is important to our state.

LANL: Frontiers In Science Talks Explore New Strategies For Diagnosing Challenging Diseases

on March 20, 2015 - 9:51am

LANL researcher Harshini Mukundan discusses the re-emergence of tuberculosis in a series of threeupcoming  lectures. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • First talk is Tuesday, March 24 in Los Alamos

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Harshini Mukundan discusses the re-emergence of tuberculosis in a series of three lectures called “The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis.”

The talks, which focus on how effective diagnosis can prevent its spread and save lives, take place in Los Alamos, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

“Human evolution and persistent diseases have existed side-by-side,”