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Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll's Work Displayed At Smithsonian Beginning Sept. 3

on August 29, 2014 - 12:37pm
Phillip Noll's photograph of Mt Sneffels goes on display at the Smithsonian Sept. 3. Courtesy/Phillip Noll
Los Alamos Daily Post

So far this year, 4.9 million people have walked through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While this massive number has viewed flora and fauna from all over the world, starting in September, the crowds will see Los Alamos represented on the museum’s walls.

Phillip Noll during a photo shoot. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Photographer Phillip Noll of Raven Images earned honorable mention in the Wilderness50 photography contest.


Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm


The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer

Solo Traveler: Habits

on August 29, 2014 - 12:17pm
Solo Traveler: Habits

We all have valuable habits, like brushing and flossing our teeth, or putting things back where they belong after using them.

Habits are quite valuable while traveling, too, though it’s easy to forget all habits when you’re outside of a comfortable routine. 

I experienced a couple of disorganized trips before discovering that I needed to come up with some habits, practice them so they would actually BE habits, and then use them all the time at home as well as on the road. Life got a lot easier when there was a system in place.

I used to take

Scenes Around Los Alamos And White Rock

on August 29, 2014 - 12:03pm

This praying mantis, named for its prominent front legs that are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer, came in for his close up during a recent photo shoot in White Rock. Photo by Leah Austin

Here the praying mantis shows off his profile features. Photo by Leah Austin

Clouds hover low looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking east from the Anderson Overlook area in Los Alamos. Photo by Leah Austin

A view from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Photo by Leah Austin

Los Alamos County's Allison Majure Elected Vice Chair Of Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board

on August 29, 2014 - 11:37am

Allison Majure. CourtesyNNMCAB


The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) held elections at its July 30 board meeting at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

Los Alamos resident Allison Majure was elected to serve as vice chair. Majure works in communications at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. She has served on the NNMCAB since March 8, 2012.

Doug Sayre served as vice chair over the past fiscal year was elected at the July 30 meeting to serve as chair for Fiscal Year 2015. He is a native resident of Santa Fe and has served on the NNMCAB since

Learn Flag Football Skills At Family YMCA

on August 29, 2014 - 10:37am

Pet of the Week: Beau the Bulldog Mix

on August 29, 2014 - 10:23am
Beau the bulldog mix. Courtesy/FOS

Beau is a terrific, friendly, social and all around great dog recently surrendered to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. 

He is young, about two years old and loves to take walks and hang with people. Beau is a tan (almost gold) and white bulldog mix. He seems eager to please and should be very trainable. 

Beau is big and strong, so is likely to be a bit too much dog for a family with small children.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos 

RTD's Blue Buses Not in Service Labor Day

on August 29, 2014 - 10:16am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos;

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Drones Are All The Buzz

on August 29, 2014 - 9:28am

New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Drones Are All The Buzz

“Drone” has assorted meanings that fit the range of human industry. To honey farmers, a drone is a male honeybee, which is stingless and makes no honey.

In military news, a drone is an unmanned aircraft steered by itself or by remote control that packs detectors and deadly weapons. Some say the name recalls the plane’s bee-like shape.

Bagpipes get their commanding voice from the loud one-note pipes called drones.

Today’s topic is the variety of tasks that flying drones are doing.


Los Alamos Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Melanie Pickering To Imaging Department

on August 29, 2014 - 9:27am

Dr. Melanie Pickering

LAMC News:

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Pickering, D.O. has joined their practice. 

She will be located primarily at the Los Alamos Medical Center Imaging Department. Dr. Pickering is an accomplished physician specializing in general diagnostic radiology, and she recently completed a womens’ imaging fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Originally from New Mexico, she grew up in Albuquerque and Tularosa. 


Community and Historical Society Discuss Fifth Episode of WGN’s Manhattan

on August 29, 2014 - 9:18am

Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s Manhattan continues with another dramatic episode and great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the fifth episode. 

Manhattan presents a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Below are some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media.

Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

More Than $20K Raised For Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund

on August 29, 2014 - 9:17am

AAUW News:

The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced that in June, it surpassed its $20,000 goal for the Jean Nereson Book Memorial Fund.

This fund was established in memory of long-time branch member Jean Nereson, who died two years ago. The fund is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and will provide $1,000 each year for four years to each elementary school library in the district for new printed resources. 

Nereson is fondly remembered for teaching 52 years in the Los Alamos elementary schools and her enthusiastic

South By Southwest Plays Summer Concert at Ski Hill Tonight

on August 29, 2014 - 8:57am
Photo of Michael Hearne. Courtesy/
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Producer

Tonight, the Summer Concert will be at Pajarito Ski Area and features South By Southwest’s Michael Hearne, Zeke Severenson and special guest Jimmy Stadler. The show starts at 7 p.m.  and is free of charge. It’s paid for by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The sponsors and other information are listed at

In the 25 years that we’ve produced this Series, South By Southwest has played 20 shows. Why?


FBI Offers $2,000 Reward in Albq. Hate Crime Case

on August 29, 2014 - 8:36am

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for attacking and robbing an Albuquerque woman while yelling obscenities about Muslims.

The FBI, which is working closely with the Albuquerque Police Department on this case, is investigating this incident as a hate crime.

On June 5, 2014, an unknown masked man forced his way into the victim’s home in Albuquerque. The victim said the suspect punched her in the head and stomach while yelling obscenities about Muslims.

Registration for Limited ScienceFest Events Open Now, Space Going Fast

on August 29, 2014 - 8:27am

MainStreet News:

Registration is now open and space is going fast for limited capacity events happening during Los Alamos ScienceFest, Sept. 5-13.

The festival has more than 70 events happening throughout the week. The majority of the events are free and open to the public.

Events that have limited capacity and require registration include:

Eco Tours: Los Alamos County Eco Station and Landfill Solar Array

Monday Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at the Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road 

Tours of New Mexico’s firsts:

  • Los Alamos’ solar powered, green built

Author Paulette Frankl Shares Memories of Marcel Marceau With Rotarians

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
Paulette Frankl discusses her new book about her relationship with Marcel Marceau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Paulette Frankl has done it all. She was a self-described “hippie farmer,” a photojournalist, a courtroom sketch artist, a magician, a mime and an author. Her latest literary work is a memoir titled, “Marcel and Me,” which details another interesting aspect of Frankl’s life; her relationship with Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, which spanned 36 years.

Paulette Frankl recalls her relationship with Marcel Marceau.

Gattiker Top Predictor In Aquatic Center Trail Pace Race

on August 29, 2014 - 7:51am
ACRR News:
Katie Gattiker was the best predictor at 5 seconds off her prediction in the Atomic City Road Runners Club's weekly pace race held on the “Jim Billen” Trail in Pueblo Canyon behind the Aquatic Center with an accompanying light rain. 
Jessica Baumgaertel was next with a 48 second differential followed by Jackie Marr with at 92 seconds off as well as the first female on the 1 mile paved course at 14:06. Four-year-old Diego Leonard had a 93 second difference and also was the overall winner on the 1 mile paved course with a time of 12:29.
Nikol Strother was the fastest

Nominations Open For MADD Heroes

on August 29, 2014 - 7:32am

MADD News:

Saturday, Nov. 8, MADD New Mexico, the state’s largest and most active nonprofit dedicated to ending DWI, is holding its annual Honoring Heroes brunch.

This event takes place every year to recognize outstanding law enforcement officers, first responders, judges and regular citizens, who demonstrate a remarkable commitment to MADD’s mission – to end drunk driving, to support the victims of this crime, and to prevent underage drinking.

The event is open to the community, with proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction reinvested into MADD’s victim advocacy and underage

Free Bridge Lessons At Pinon and LAMS

on August 29, 2014 - 6:41am
Cliff Rudy, left, and Bob Walker play bridge with Pinon Elementary students Cory Liechty, left, and a friend. Courtesy/LADBC


Volunteers from the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club are offering free bridge lessons, starting the first week of September, to students at Los Alamos Middle School and to students in grades 3-6 at Pinon Elementary School. 

Lessons will be offered at the Middle School during lunch hours on Tuesdays. Lessons will be offered at Pinon as part of the Before School program on Thursday mornings and during lunch hours on Fridays.

LANB President Steve W. Wells to Retire

on August 28, 2014 - 7:22pm

LANB President Steve W. Wells

LANB News:

Steve W. Wells notified the chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”) and Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity”) Aug. 21 of his intent to retire as president and chief administrative officer of LANB and secretary of Trinity effective Dec. 31.

Wells serves as president and chief administrative officer for LANB and as secretary of Trinity, as well as a director on the boards of both Trinity and LANB.


Los Alamos School Officials Take Bucket Challenge

on August 28, 2014 - 7:21pm

Taking the ALS ice bucket challenge after school today, from left, Los Alamos High School Teacher Joanne Ploeger, Principal Debbie Belew-Nyquist, Athletics director Ann Stewart, Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn. Members of the LAHS student council did the pouring. Photo by Salvador Zapien/


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 21 to Aug. 27, 2014

on August 28, 2014 - 7:20pm

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 12:23 p.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Christopher Davis, 22, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and issued a summons to appear in court. Police booking photo unavailable.

Aug. 21 at 6:52 p.m. / A 55-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone tampered with her vehicle on Connie Avenue.

Helene Suydam Celebrates 95th Birthday

on August 28, 2014 - 5:52pm

John Ruminer, board member of the Los Alamos Historical Society, presents a maquette (statuette) of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer to Helene Suydam for her 95th birthday this week. Mrs. Suydam lives in Oppenheimer's wartime house on Bathtub Row and has donated the cottage, in a life trust, to the Historical Society. Courtesy/LAHS.

Smith's Marketplace Hosts After Hours Reception

on August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm
Smith's Marketplace hosted members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and guests at an 'After Hours' reception Wednesday with gourmet fare and wine parings served on the canyon rim patio. Barbara Montano, one of Smith's wine experts, poured for the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kathryn Fulton, left, associate community specialist for Smith's Marketplace, poses on the Smith's deck with Los Alamos Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, center, and three of four Smith's Marketplace assistant managers, from left, David Lopez, Steve Jones and Serena Haslam.

C-130 Airplane Finally Arrives In Los Alamos!

on August 28, 2014 - 5:15pm
The demilitarized C-130 airplane from Kirtland Air Force Base finally arrived at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard at 4:30 p.m. today after being delayed since Wednesday trying to obtain permission to pass through Santa Fe. The plane is surplus from Kirtland AFB and has been given to Los Alamos National Laboratory for emergency response training at Technical Area 49. The fuselage of the plane will be used for emergency response training purposes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photo by Bonnie