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Krohn Top Predictor In Lower Water Canyon Pace Race

on August 20, 2014 - 7:34am
Participants in Tuesday's Pace Race on the Lower Water Canyon Trail. Courtesy/ACRR
Rounding a curve in Tuesday's Pace Race on the Lower Water Canyon Trail. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Burton Krohn was the top predictor in the weekly pace race held on the Lower Water Canyon Trail off N.M. 4. He was 48 seconds off his predicted time.
Other accurate predictors were Mark Bjorklund with a 50 second differential, Steve Shook at 53 seconds off and Roxana Candia recording a 66 second difference.
The fastest runners on the 1 mile course was Heather Hughes at 11:52. Bob Weeks was the

UPDATE: Los Alamos Man Dies In Single Car Crash

on August 19, 2014 - 6:51pm

UPDATE: Los Alamos National Bank President Steve Wells told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago that Trent Johnson had worked at LANB for 14 years.

"He was a wonderful person ... liked by everyone ... he was part of the fabric that makes LANB what it is - it's the people like him - and he will be sorely missed," Wells said. "Our sympathies go out to Trent's wife and two sons."

Wells said that the Trent Johnson Memorial Fund has been set up at LANB and community members may donate to that fund to help the family.

LAPD News:

At about 10:46 p.m., Monday, officers with the Los Alamos

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Orders $102K Bond For Steven C. Porter With Strict Conditions

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44pm

During an arraignment this morning, Magistrate Judge Pat Casados explains to defendant Steven C. Porter each of the 20 charges he is facing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Steven C. Porter

With 20 drug-related counts filed against him, Steven C. Porter faced Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados this morning during his arraignment at the Justice Center.

Casados read each charge out loud, detailed what each charge meant and asked porter if he understood each charge and the possible sentence and fine.

PMI Signs Contract With LANL

on August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

Eric Quintana, general manager and co-owner of Performance Maintenance Inc., signs a contract to provide janitorial equipment and supplies to the Laboratory while Lorraine E. Dominguez, seated right, of Purchasing (ASM-PUR) witnesses, during a contract signing ceremony at LANL. Standing left to right are LANL Small Business Program Manager Chris Fresquez, Nick Perry of ASM-PUR, and Daven Quintana and Geraldine Talachy, both of PMI.  The contract is for one year with option years not to exceed five years. Courtesy/LANL

Letter to the Editor: Spikers' Letter On Judge Parker Foretells Murky Future

on August 19, 2014 - 4:49pm
Los Alamos
A recent letter written by Dean and Linda Spiker forebodingly states, “With every ungodly law that has been instituted there have been consequences from heaven that have come upon our nation.” At first, I was hesitant to agree with this prediction of American misery. I refused to believe.
Until I woke from my afternoon nap.
My eyes opened, and immediately I noticed my hair was very dirty. I had washed it just this morning, and it degraded into a jellyfish-like mass in less than seven hours! I thought to myself that I must have taken my shower in a dream.

Drone Video Captures TA-21 Water Tower Demolition

on August 19, 2014 - 3:29pm

Click here to watch the video of Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-21 water tower demolition captured from a drone operated by Joe Martz Monday afternoon. Courtesy/Joe Martz

LANL: Using Supercomputers to Forecast Wildfire Behavior

on August 19, 2014 - 3:25pm

PrintScreen/LANL Video

LANL News:


Thanks to prolonged drought and a changing climate, the frequency and intensity of catastrophic wildfires are increasing every year, not only in the West, but across the country and the world.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center there are currently 28 large wildfires burning across the country covering 568,582 acres.

Letter to the Editor: Shocked at Judge Parker's Decision to Remove Mural

on August 19, 2014 - 3:05pm
Aztec, N.M.
Regarding: Court decision concerning the 10 Commandments in Bloomfield, New Mexico.
Honorable Judge Parker:
After reading the decision that you returned concerning the 10 Commandments monument in Bloomfield, N.M., I was shocked.
There were several reasons that I was shocked. One being that since you were appointed by Pres. Ronald Reagan I thought you were a more conservative judge who would have known the history of the United States. The other concern was that the 10 Commandments mural was on the wall in the District Court itself.

Community Invited to Attend Forum Analyzing Proposed DPU Charter Change Aug. 21

on August 19, 2014 - 2:37pm

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 in the UNM-LA Wallace Hall, Room 505.

The program will be a forum on the proposed charter change to restructure the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities. Advocates both for and against will present their cases and respond to questions.

Community members are encouraged to attend as this forum will be a great opportunity to learn about this important community issue voters will be deciding in November. 

A regular business meeting will follow.

Public’s Help Sought After Human Remains Identified on Navajo Indian Reservation

on August 19, 2014 - 2:30pm

Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr.

FBI News:

Skeletal remains found on the Navajo Indian Reservation more than two years ago have been identified as those of a Farmington man, and authorities are asking for the public’s help to determine how he died.

DNA analysis performed by the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., determined the remains were those of Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr., who was 25 when he was last seen by a family member in Farmington in April 2012.

Jesse Jacob Estrada, Jr.

A human skull and other bone fragments were found near the Nenahnezad Chapter House in Nenahnezad, N.M., May 26, 2012.

Los Alamos Co+op Market Sets New Bar For Daily Sales And Discounts

on August 19, 2014 - 2:20pm

Matt the Co+op produce manager kept the chile's roasting during last weekend's community event. Courtesy/LACM

Kids frolicked in the bouncy house loaned for the event by Little Forest Playschool. Courtesy/LACM

Michelangelo Lobato, left, of Syzygy and his band members entertained the corwd last weekend at the Co+op. Courtesy/LACM

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market set a new bar last weekend for daily sales and discounts available to shoppers.

The Co+op attributes its success to its innovation, team work and community support, which started several years ago before the Co+op became a

Pino Fire Grows To 30 Acres - Being Managed For Resource Benefit

on August 19, 2014 - 1:37pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The lightning caused Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District south of Forest Road 270BC and six miles east of Jemez Springs, continues to be managed for resource benefit.

Firefighting personnel yesterday reported very little precipitation, which resulted in more fire activity increasing the size to 30 acres. Personnel continued scouting the area and collecting fuels moisture data samples to help in planning.

Weather patterns for the next few days may include more precipitation over the fire area as partly cloudy skies with scattered showers

Bronach Celtic Blues in Concert at Ashley Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on August 19, 2014 - 10:12am


Bronach Celtic Blues will take the stage at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 19, for a one hour concert featuring modern twists on traditional jigs, reels and airs. 

Bronach Celtic Blues is a trio based in Los Alamos. The group includes Jonathan Dowell on electric mountain dulcimer, Tessa Dowell on bodhran (Irish drum) and pennywhistle and David Sarnowski on guitar.

This show is part of the summer “Tuesdays at the Pond” concert series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District.

The group’s next concert will be at the Labor Day Festival in Jemez Springs at 1 p.m.

LANL Foundation Hosts Annual First Born® Conference Featuring Dr. Bruce Perry Sept. 23

on August 19, 2014 - 10:06am

Dr. Bruce Perry


How do we foster brain development and create safe and healthy environments for children to thrive?

Dr. Bruce Perry, a nationally known psychiatrist who has served as a consultant in the Columbine school shootings and other traumatic events, will present on “The Power of Early Childhood” at the annual First Born® Conference 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort at Santa Ana Pueblo.

Perry is Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg

Emergency Exercise Planned At LANL Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 9:52am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise Thursday, Aug. 21.

It is only an exercise. The Lab routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency. 

During the exercise, LANL employees and the public may see emergency response vehicles with their lights running in the area of Technical Area 3. “Exercise in Progress” signs will be placed in affected areas.

Gov. Announcing New Mexico Certified Chile Program

on August 19, 2014 - 9:18am

New Mexico red and green chile. Courtesy Justin Bannister/NMSU


BERNALILLO Gov. Susana Martinez will join leaders of the New Mexico Chile Association today in Bernalillo to announce a new certification program, New Mexico Certified Chile, designed to further cement the status of New Mexico Chile on par with other nationally-renowned state and regional products.

NMDOT Seeks Comment On STIP

on August 19, 2014 - 8:51am


SANTA FE - The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 5th amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The program will serve as a four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program. The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).

The NMDOT has posted the 2014-2017 STIP amendment on the Internet asking for public comment until Sept.

Aquatic Center CLOSED Through Mid-November

on August 19, 2014 - 8:33am


The Aquatic Center is closed through mid-November for the HVAC upgrades project.

While the Aquatics Center is closed, services at the Aquatics Center to the public have been relocated to the Ice Rink and the Municipal Building.


Municipal Building Suite 150

  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. The public can obtain park reservations, camping permits, aquatics center passes, recreation program/event registration, temporary vending permits. Phone 505.662.8170.

Ice Rink

  • Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk Sept. 20

on August 19, 2014 - 8:24am

Public Invited To Robotics Night At Bradbury Friday

on August 19, 2014 - 8:04am

 Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team robot.  Courtesy/LANL

BSM News:

  • Robots Take Center Stage At Bradbury Science Museum Friday

Employees and the public can see and drive a variety of different robots at "Robotics Night" set for 5 to 8 p.m., this Friday (Aug. 22) at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Robots from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team, the FIRST Robotics Clubs (high school and middle-school students) UNM-Los Alamos, First LEGO League and other local robotics enthusiasts are scheduled to be at the museum.

Activities take place inside the downtown

Los Alamos School Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 7:52am

Image of a commemorative plaque to be installed at Aspen Elementary Schools. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in the School Board Room at the Administration Offices, 2075 Trinity Dr.

Architectural Research Services will present a preliminary report of its 5-Year Facilities Master Plan of Los Alamos Public Schools.


Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 7:24am

Shoppers selecting fresh fruit at the Aug. 7 Farmers Market. Photo by Chris Clark/

Indoor and outdoor plants for sale at the Farmers Market again this week. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAFM News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market sets up every Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at the corner of Bath Tub Row and Central Avenue.

This week, look for fresh melons, grapes, peaches, apples, plums, pears, blackberries, honey and honey sticks.

Pajarito Mountain Throws Welcome To Neighborhood Party Saturday

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44am

Food on the Hill: Country Chicken Tart

on August 19, 2014 - 6:19am
This Week's Recipe: Country Chicken Tart
Photo by Sue York/
1 pkg of puff pastry (frozen)
16 oz. of good chicken stock
3 ½ cups of cooked chicken, cut into chunks (I use the rotisserie chicken for this dish)
4 tablespoons of butter, melted
4 tablespoons of flour
2 teaspoons of dried thyme
one can of whole potatoes, cut into chunks
¾ cup of pearl onions, cut in half
¾ cup of sliced mushrooms (I used morel, but any will work)
½ cup frozen peas
salt and pepper
1 egg, mixed well
Defrost the puff pastry according to the

Los Alamos Police Charge Steven C. Porter With Multiple Drug Related Counts

on August 18, 2014 - 7:21pm

Steven C. Porter


Los Alamos police have charged Steven C. Porter of White Rock with more than a dozen criminal counts including possession of a controlled substance, trafficking of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance.

Porter, 46, is a Pajarito Acres homeowner who was handcuffed and removed from the annual meeting of the Pajarito Acres Home Owners Association Sunday evening at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4.

PAHOA President Eldon Linnebur told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene Sunday evening that more than 100 people representing