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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 21 To Aug. 26, 2015

on August 27, 2015 - 3:14pm

LAPD News:

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.

Aug. 21 at 8:39 a.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Rover Boulevard. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.


Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. / Police arrested Fernando Trujillo, 23, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Aug. 21 at 9:46 p.m.

Luján Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

on August 27, 2015 - 2:00pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
SANTA FE  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement Wednesday highlighting Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing a woman’s right to vote.
“Today we celebrate a monumental day for equality and justice in our nation’s history. Ninety-five years ago, thanks to the tireless work of a group of dedicated advocates, the 19th Amendment was adopted, ensuring the right to vote for America’s women.

Letter To The Editor: Where Discoveries Are Made Is Most Ideal

on August 27, 2015 - 1:58pm
Los Alamos
The only "brand" I can accept for my home town is the one the community voted for ages ago, "Where Discoveries Are Made."
Having been in marketing in various forms for years, this is the only one with unlimited opportunities for "selling" the community/region to visitors who've never been lucky enough to come here.
The others are pedantic and too big a stretch.
I wholeheatedly agree with Chris Weaver! This seems a great way to throw away some money on something that is a total waste.
To those who don't like "Where Discoveries Are Made," ask them how long they have been

San Ildefonso Pueblo Responds To Santa Fe County Commission Vote

on August 27, 2015 - 1:56pm
SANTA FE  San Ildefonso Pueblo officials are both disappointed and frustrated by Tuesday's (Aug. 25) action by the Santa Fe County Commission to tie negotiations over road disputes on Pueblo land to the Aamodt water settlement.
“For two years, we have been working in good-faith to find a fair resolution to both of these with Santa Fe County. It is disheartening that after all we’ve put into this, including hours of face-to-face meetings, they chose to blindside us by suddenly tying the two together,” Gov. James Mountain said.

About Calvary Chapel's 'This Means War' Event

on August 27, 2015 - 1:54pm
Youth enjoying music preformed by fellow campers. Photo by Todd Haines
CCLA News:
For more than 25 years, Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos has put on a youth event that is called “This Means War”.  
It began as an overnight activity but has more recently become a camp that spans four days. The premise is simple; there is a spiritual battle around us and we prepare young people to recognize and respond to it. 
With the use of activities, multimedia, and solid biblical teaching, we equip the camper to win the battle for the mind (biblical worldview), the battle for the heart, (loving the things of

Letter To The Editor: Amazed At How Wonderful People In Los Alamos Can Be

on August 27, 2015 - 1:47pm

Los Alamos

I'm amazed at how wonderful people in Los Alamos can be.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, my two really small beige colored dogs escaped. Of course they headed straight to Canyon Road.

As I was turning east at the corner of 15th and Canyon, a kind gentleman in a large white delivery van saw my dilemma and stopped his van to block westbound traffic. As I turned onto Canyon someone in a small red car stopped to block eastbound traffic. I was able to maneuver my car so I could lure my dogs to me.

It may seem like a small thing, but to me it was a wonderful help.


Nature Center's Fourth Friday Fractal Show Cancelled

on August 27, 2015 - 11:01am
PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center's Fourth Friday Fractal show scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28 has been cancelled.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will start monthly fractal shows beginning Sept. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center's Planetarium.

LAMS Students & Staff Invited To Join Walk Run Club

on August 27, 2015 - 10:27am

LAMS runners and walkers are invited to hit the track before school. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle Schhol sudents and staff are invitted to bring their friends and come out to the LAMS track 7:30-7:50 a.m. before school and walk or run the track.

It is a fun activity guaranteed to improve your mood and fitness level. The LAMS Walk Run Program kicks off Sept. 2. The program is provided by a Los Alamos Heart Council Grant.

For more information, contact Mrs. Watson at

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 27, 2015 - 10:10am
Reel Deal Theater  

If you want to see an intense thriller with great acting by Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnon, check out No Escape.

The reviews are mixed, it depends where you look but reviewers who immersed themselves in this film for pure entertainment and action loved it. Those worried about political correctness-not so much. It is big screen entertainment plain and simple.

I’ve been trying to open Love and Mercy for a while now and we finally got it for a one-week run. This film is a portrait of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

Buffalo Thunder's Red Sage Unveils New Menus, Chef De Cuisine And Partnership With Tewa Farms

on August 27, 2015 - 10:08am

From left, Buffalo Thunder Food and Beverage Director Dan Daugherty, Pojoaque Pueblo Agriculture Department Director Frances Quintana, Buffalo Thunder Sales and Marketing Director Christine Windle and Chef Thomas Hartwell at a special unveiling Wednesday evening of the new menu at Red Sage. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Chef De Cuisine Edgar Morales greets guests at Wednesday's special event in the Red Sage at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


SANTA FE – Red Sage, the fine dining new American Steakhouse

Asphalt Resurfacing Activities Underway In White Rock

on August 27, 2015 - 9:27am

Asphalt resurfacing has began on White Rock streets including Page Loop, Meadow Lane (Overlook Road to Grand Canyon), Todd Loop, Glenview Drive, Glenview Court, Kris Court, Kimberly Lane (Rover Boulevard south to cul-de-sac), Valle Del Sol, Kendall Drive, Paul Place, Jeffery Place, Page Court, Pruitt Avenue and Hamlin Court. Door hangers will be distributed to residents living on the affected streets at least 48 hours in advance. The anticipated duration for this resurfacing project is three weeks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Page Loop in White Rock has been resurfaced. Photo by

Free Chile Roasting Underway At Smith's

on August 27, 2015 - 9:16am

Smith's employee Melvin Whiteman boxes up freshly roasted chile Wednesday afternoon at the White Rock store on Sherwood Boulevard. Free roasting continues daily at Smith's. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Melvin Whiteman works the chile roaster Wedensday afternoon at the White Rock Smith's on Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Obituary: Stephen ‘Greg’ Gravener May 3, 1971–Aug. 20, 2015

on August 27, 2015 - 8:57am

STEPHEN ‘GREG’ GRAVENER May 3, 1971 – Aug. 20, 2015

Stephen “Greg” Gravener, born May 3, 1971, in Riverside, California passed away at his home in El Rito, New Mexico on August 20, 2015, at the age of 44.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sue Gravener, and grandparents Clarence and Betty Gravener, and Lloyd and Maudie Prescott.

Greg moved to Kingman, Arizona with his family in 1980, and graduated from Kingman High School in 1989. He attended Idaho State University, and served his country in the United States Navy.

Greg was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Bandelier Builds Rustic Bus Shelter In White Rock

on August 27, 2015 - 8:57am

The rustic bus shelter adjacent to the White Rock Visitors Center on N.M. 4 is nearly complete. The shelter is funded by Bandelier and designed for people taking the Atomic City shuttle to the national monument. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The design of the rustic shelter complements the rustic style of structures at Bandelier. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Wednesday's Drywall Mud Spill Clogs Commuter Traffic

on August 26, 2015 - 11:00pm

Traffic began backing up on N.M. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday between Rover Boulevard and the Truck Route following an unsecured load that spilled 15 5-gallon buckets of drywall mud onto N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Traffic also began backing up around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Truck Route following the drywall mud mishap on N.M. 502. State police located the elusive truck driver in Espanola and cited him for driving with an unsecured load. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

N.M. 502 Has Reopened

on August 26, 2015 - 6:28pm

NEWS Alert:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that N.M. 502 has reopened at the site of this afternoon’s paint spill.

It turns out that what was thought to be white paint was actually drywall mud.

The driver left the scene and was located in Espanola. He was cited for driving with an unsecured load and may receive other charges.

Morris advises drivers to use extreme caution as the roadway is very slick, and if it rains, it will become more so.

News Alert: Paint Spill Near Totavi Snarls Traffic Flow!

on August 26, 2015 - 3:49pm

News Alert:

Approximately 50-75 gallons of white paint spilled from a vehicle traveling eastbound on N.M. 502 leaving Los Alamos. 

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said that the spill occurred at the blind spot before Totavi near the twin tanks. Traffic is being routed into the slow lane.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation just arrived on scene to begin cleanup operations, which may further impede traffic flow.

Police are urging motorists to slow down and exercise extreme caution while traveling through this area.

Katherine’s Restaurant In White Rock Sells At Auction

on August 26, 2015 - 3:36pm
Katherine’s Restaurant at 121 Longview Dr. sold today at auction. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Staff Report

The Los Alamos Housing Partnership, Inc. successfully bid today on Katherine’s Restaurant on Longview Drive in White Rock Village.

The auction occurred at noon today on the steps of the Los Alamos Justice Center. It drew two bidders for the property, which has been vacant for several years. Los Alamos National Bank bid $50,875 and LAHP bid $51,000. The most recent appraisal on Katherine's Restaurant set the value at $115,000.

LAHP Board Member James Chrobocinski purchased

Heinrich Celebrates National Park Service Anniversary

on August 26, 2015 - 2:53pm

Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Martin Heinrich, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, released the following statement on the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service Aug. 25.

"Our national parks not only celebrate some of the most beautiful natural places in our country, they are also part of the fabric of our democracy.

Los Alamos Concert Association's Ann McLaughlin Presents Upcoming Season Details At Rotary

on August 26, 2015 - 2:47pm

Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, speaking Tuesday at the Los Alamos Rotary Club about the association's upcoming season of '70 Years of World Class Artists.' Photo by Doug Wilson

New LANL Foundation CEO Unveils Plans For Future

on August 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

Jenny Parks

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Executive Director Jenny Parks Interviewed On New LANL Community Connections Podcast

A Community Connections podcast episode that features the new CEO of the LANL Foundation, Jenny Parks, has just been released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Programs Office.

Parks discusses her diverse professional background and the Foundation’s plans for the future with Carole Rutten, deputy director of community programs at LANL.

Community Health Profile Survey Ends Aug. 28

on August 26, 2015 - 2:28pm


The Los Alamos Community Health Profile Survey ends Aug. 28.

Community members are encouraged to participate in the short survey in order for the Health Council to identify emerging needs. The link is

This survey will benefit most by reaching a wide range of people, in order to assist in identifying the emerging needs of the local community.  

The Los Alamos Community Health Council is a group of service providers and interested parties who support the development and implementation of health services for Los Alamos County residents and

Sate Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints In September

on August 26, 2015 - 2:24pm

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September.

“Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities,” a police spokesman said. “This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Hilltopper Baseball Golf Fundraiser Sept. 26

on August 26, 2015 - 2:22pm

Extension Service Holds Food Drying Class

on August 26, 2015 - 2:21pm