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Asteroids And Cosmic Origins At Planetarium

on June 5, 2017 - 2:07pm
PEEC News:
What are the chances that an asteroid will hit Earth? Friday, June 9, Dr. Galen Gisler will prelude the new film Incoming! with a discussion about the cosmic risks associated with asteroids. This special show takes place at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
Incoming!, a film that traces the paths of comets and asteroids, will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. The film takes a close-up look at interstellar collisions that have impacted Earth—as well as those still pending!
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be

Letter To The Editor: Do We Want Or Need A Bicycle Flow Trail (Part 2)

on June 5, 2017 - 2:04pm
Los Alamos
In early May, I wrote a letter to the Los Alamos Daily Post notifying the public of a plan to build a bicycle flow trail in one of our canyons (probably Bayo Canyon) and the reasons I thought it is a bad idea. If you didn't see this letter, it can be read here.
There was no response from the public to this letter, possibly because it was published during the furor over the Rec Bond issue. It is also possible that some readers thought the flow trail was part of the Rec Bond. It was not, and is a separate initiative funded by the County Council.

Fiesta At Chimayo Museum Sunday, June 11

on June 5, 2017 - 1:16pm
Celebrate culture, community, and SUMMER! Enjoy live acoustic Northern New Mexico roots music from 1-4 p.m., with Lone Piñon -- plus children's activities, a senior citizens' arts and crafts show, free snacks, and museum tours.
The Chimayó Museum is located behind Ortega’s Weaving Shop off Santa Fe County Road 98 (Juan Medina Road), near the intersection with Highway 76. Presented by Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association, chimayomuseum.com505.351.0945.
We reached out to a group of seniors from our local senior center -- most of whom didn't even know there

Voices Of Los Alamos At Unitarian Church Thursday

on June 5, 2017 - 11:47am

Ashley Sanderson of Emerge New Mexico 




The local group Voices of Los Alamos invites everyone to its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage St., to listen to a presentation by Executive Director Ashley Sanderson of Emerge New Mexico.


Emerge New Mexico is a Santa Fe-based organization that trains Democratic women to run for office. Sanderson will give a brief overview of the program and share tips about the process of getting elected.


According to its website (, "Emerge breaks down barriers and

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Begins June 6 With The Bus Tapes At 7 p.m. At Ashley Pond Park

on June 5, 2017 - 10:51am

Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo


The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Two time New Mexico Music Award winners, husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner, bring together a range of talented musicians for fun and interactive shows, taking audiences by the hand and leading them

LANL: Girls In STEM Aims To Boost Interest In Science Careers

on June 5, 2017 - 10:42am

Girls from a Northern New Mexico school look on as Amanda Madden, of LANL’s Space Science & Applications group, demonstrates how to build a spectrometer. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • LANL Foundation-funded summer series kicks off today at Abiquiu Elementary

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Elizabeth Coronado and Kelsey Neal, with support from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, recently launched a project called Girls in STEM, which aims to improve girls’ attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“Our hope is that as attitudes improve, girls will be more

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 5

on June 5, 2017 - 10:34am

South Korean Yekwan Sunwoo impressed with a beautiful performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in the Cliburn semi-final round. Courtesy photo

Canadian Tony Yike Yang, 18, is the youngest Cliburn competitor. Courtesy photo

Italian competitor Leonardo Pierdomenico acknowledges a standing ovation after his performance with the Fort Worth Symphony under the direction of Nicholas McGehan. Courtesy photo
LACA Artistic Director

The audience during the Cliburn Competition has been admirably silent.

New Mexico Supreme Court Issues New Procedural Rules Governing Pretrial Detention And Release

on June 5, 2017 - 10:32am


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court has issued comprehensive procedural rules governing pretrial detention and release in all criminal cases.

The rules are the result of more than two years of study and recommendations by the Court's Ad Hoc Pretrial Release Committee, chaired by former University of New Mexico Law School ean Leo Romero, and consisting of a broad range of interests, including judges, legislators, prosecutors, defense attorneys, detention officials, and commercial bail industry representatives, as well as input from other local and national sources.

Obituary: Patricia (Trisha) Ann (Hicks) Livingston Dec. 22, 1948 – June 2, 2017

on June 5, 2017 - 9:57am


Patricia (Trisha) Ann (Hicks) Livingston, 68, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Las Vegas, NM on December 22, 1948 to Johnnie and Gloria (Roberts) Hicks. She moved to Los Alamos, NM in 1951 and remained there until 1979 when she moved to Midland, TX.

Trisha was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Gloria Hicks, and sister-in-law Lynda Hicks.


George And Joan Bjarke Honored By Scholarship Granted To Three LAHS Students

on June 5, 2017 - 8:58am

From left, Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, Liam Johnson, Jaime Justice and Gary Bjarke (not pictured, April Lopez). Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography



A scholarship honoring long time Los Alamos residents George and Joan Bjarke was awarded May 30 to graduating Los Alamos High School seniors Liam Johnson, Jaime Justice and April Lopez. In his or her application, each student demonstrated good citizenship and the ability to successfully complete his or her selected degree or program.

George and Joan Bjarke moved to Los Alamos in 1954 and raised six

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Backs Clean Energy Act To Streamline Tax Credits

on June 5, 2017 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, cosponsored legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that will measurably reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector.
The Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well as performance-based tax incentives for energy-efficient

Scenes From 2017 LAHS Graduation Day

on June 5, 2017 - 8:39am

Miroslav Betts celebrates with his parents Becca and Stephen Betts after the graduation ceremony Saturday at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

Kristine and David Coblentz with their son Kai Coblentz following his graduation Saturday at LAHS. Courtesy photo

Jessica Hall, left, and Jennifer Lee look happy to be graduates! Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Danekah Olguin shows off her diploma. Courtesy photo

Ellie Hayward stands proud with her high school diploma. Courtesy photo

Drake Terrill and Jono Coons chilling after the graduation ceremony Saturday at LAHS. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith’s Marketplace

on June 5, 2017 - 8:34am

On the job in Los Alamos: Cashier Sarah Serna at Smith’s Marketplace greets customers with a smile and cheerful attitude. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Lensic Invites Patrons To Bring Drinks To Seats

on June 5, 2017 - 8:29am


SANTA FE—The Lensic Performing Arts Center now welcomes patrons to bring drinks to their seats during Lensic Presents performances.

“We’re pleased to offer this new option for those who want to enjoy a drink—whether that’s tea, a soft drink or an alcoholic drink—while enjoying a show,” Executive Director Joel Aalberts said. “No more feeling rushed to finish a beverage before show time or during intermission.”


Until now, drinks were permitted only in the Lensic’s lobby area.

Rotary Distinguished Student Of Service: Radhika Iyer

on June 5, 2017 - 8:28am

Rotary Distinguished Student of Service Radhika Iyer, second from right, is joined by, from left, LAHS teacher Kathleen Boerigter and parents Rashia and Srinivas Iyer. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg



Los Alamos High School junior Radhika Iyer was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Iyer is the daughter of Rashia and Srinivas Iyer.

Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.

Smart Design With Suzette: Remodeling A Living Room – Storage, Design And Who To Hire

on June 5, 2017 - 8:08am
Cozy living room. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

Here we are in the fourth and final article of remodeling a living room.

We‘ve discussed determining your needs; identifying your style; budgets; floor plans and layout; lighting, flooring and architectural details. Now we will conclude with storage, design and who to hire.

Storage and Organization

Depending on the age of your house and its layout, you may or may not have storage in the living room.

If you do find yourself with a closet here, count your lucky stars.

World Futures: SOCIETY – Integrity: It’s Now In Transformation, How Do We Maintain It?

on June 5, 2017 - 8:03am

World Futures: What Do We Need?
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Integrity is a property or state of being and can refer to both people and things. In respect to people, it describes a quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. When referring to things it describes a state of wholeness, correctness and unity.

While it is worthwhile to explore the intricacies and subtleties of integrity in detail, a more pointed, though general, consideration should be given to the changing environment of Earth and humanity.

As the clock of change moves forward at an ever

Daily Postcard: Skunk Spotted Near Rose Street

on June 5, 2017 - 7:37am

Daily Postcard: A fluffy looking skunk is spotted Sunday in the barbeque area next to the ravine behind Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Scot Rygh

Scenes From Special Olympics Golf Tourney

on June 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

Donnie Torres, left, registers players for the Special Olympics Golf Tournament with Art Montoya and Addy Montoya. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Art Brown, left, and James Merhege swap stories before Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Getting everyone set up for Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament were, from left, Jenny Gonzales, Gabe Rau, Karen Rau and Jamie Sweers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Jim Evans is loaded up and ready to go Friday morning at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 4

on June 4, 2017 - 1:47pm

Bass Performance Hall Dome: Cliburn competitors’ view of the Bass Performance Hall when they take the stage. Courtesy photo

Bass Performance Hall exterior: Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. Courtesy photo


Musical Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

The Cliburn Competition is blessed with a beautiful venue, the Bass Performance Hall. We had a chance to see the hall from the competitor’s point of view during a tour Saturday morning. 

Built in 1998, the hall is modeled along classic European opera house lines, a somewhat unusual design decision given

Scenes From LAHS Graduation Celebration

on June 4, 2017 - 12:38pm

About 200 Los Alamos High School students and staff gathered Wednesday, May 31 to celebrate graduation. Courtesy photo

Scene from the May 31 LAHS graduation celebration. Courtesy photo

Scene from the May 31 LAHS graduation celebration. Courtesy photo

Scene from the May 31 LAHS graduation celebration. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Heinrich's Visit To Los Alamos

on June 4, 2017 - 11:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich speaks at the May 27 gathering at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitor Center on 20th Street to discuss the project, tour the  Los Alamos History Museum and Hans Bethe House, and visit with veterans organizations incuding the American Legion Post 90, VFW Post 8874 and the USS Los Alamos Committee at the American Legion to recognize the contributions of the Los Alamos community to the nation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A $10,000 donation is presented to the Los Alamos Historical Society from the NPS, from left, Los Alamos Historical

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum 2017 Summer Series Presents Talk By Gerry Wood Wednesday, June 7

on June 4, 2017 - 10:40am

Nels Hoffman speaking at the May 31 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF News:

This summer the non-denominational Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) is presenting a series of talks by local speakers. The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”.

Gerry Wood is next in line to speak and he will address “The Science of Hope” at the Wednesday, June 7 forum. Wood had a 35-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory after obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wednesday's forum includes a light

Former Cop Robert Bustamante Ordained A Priest

on June 4, 2017 - 8:39am

Former police officer and Marine Robert Bustamante, who spent the summer of 2016 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Alamos, was ordained a priest Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Archbishop John C. Wester blesses Dcn. Robert Bustamante duirng the Ordination Mass Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rev. Glenn Jones of IHM, center, blesses Robert Bustamante as did all the priests present at the Mass of Ordination Saturday at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Metzger’s Celebrates 70th Birthday!

on June 4, 2017 - 7:53am
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware celebrated its 70th birthday with a celebration Saturday at the White Rock store on N.M. 4. General Manager David Jolly and third generation owner Greg Metzger show off the birthday cake. Metzger's grandfather opened the first Metzger's store in Los Alamos in 1947. Greg bought the business from his father in 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
White Rock Metzger’s employees, from left, Terri Chavez, Katie Simon and White Rock Manager Charlie Hofhine celebrate Metzger’s 70th birthday Saturday at the store. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/