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LAMS Morning Walk-Run Club Seeks Members

on August 28, 2014 - 6:45am

SFI Seminar: 'The Secret Life of Active Colloids'

on August 28, 2014 - 6:42am

Gabriel Redner

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the Collins Conference Room, 1399 Hyde Park Road. Gabriel Redner, Brandeis University, will speak on "The Secret Life of Active Colloids.”


Active systems are composed of self-propelled units which interact to produce a wide range of complex behaviors. In this talk I will describe a minimalist active system comprised of self-propelled spheres immersed in a fluid and confined to two dimensions, interacting through hard-core repulsion alone.

New Los Alamos Business Provides Indoor Play Space For Kids

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10pm

Kids try out the Los Alamos Atomic Play climbing wall. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Nik Seet, founder of the Los Alamos Venture Accelerator, playes bocks with kids. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Next time your kids are bouncing off the walls, take them to the new indoor play area coming to town.

Barbara Kaldi, entrepreneur, mother of two, and part time student, wanted to start a business where kids could enjoy unstructured high-energy playtime.

Parents in Los Alamos were clearly interested in her business idea: she asked for input from online forums like Keep it Local Los


Police Inventory Lists 66 Firearms At Steve Porter's Pajarito Acres Home

on August 27, 2014 - 6:28pm

This SKS Russian 7.62 with bayonet is among 66 firearms police recently inventoried and confiscated from Steven C. Porter's residence in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Los Alamos Police arrested Steven C. Porter Monday and charged him with escape from a community custody program, a felony, for tampering with his court ordered electronic monitoring device.

He is being held in jail without bond and scheduled to go back before Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados at 8:30 a.m., Thursday at the Justice Center.

Porter, 46, was initially arrested Sunday, Aug.

Municipal Court Closing Sept. 1-5

on August 27, 2014 - 5:30pm


The Los Alamos County Municipal Court will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day and Sept. 2-5 for Court Staff Training.  

Direct questions to 505.662.8025.


School Board Discusses Superintendent Candidates In Special Closed Meeting Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 3:32pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building, Conference Room A.

The agenda items for the Special Meeting include a motion to go into a closed Executive Session to discuss prospective candidates for the position of superintendent and their qualifications, per Section 10-15-1-(H)(2) as allowed in the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978.

After the Executive Session, the meeting will adjourn.


NWF Certifies Wildlife Habitat at Los Alamos Co+op

on August 27, 2014 - 3:26pm

Sign proclaiming the garden at the Los Alamos Co+op Market an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. Courtesy/ LACM

CO+OP News:

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) has recognized that the Los Alamos Co+op Market has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.

NWF celebrates the effort to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.

 “Providing a home for wildlife in our communities –

Free Flight Giveaway During ScienceFest Events

on August 27, 2014 - 3:16pm

New Mexico Airlines plane. Courtesy/NMA


During upcoming ScienceFest events in September, Los Alamos County Airport (LAM) will promote the new commercial air service being offered between Los Alamos and Albuquerque by giving away two free round-trip flights on New Mexico Airlines, the company under contract to the County that provides commercial airline service between LAM and Albuquerque's Sunport (ABQ).

LAM will sponsor three booths:

  • RocketDay 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sept. 6 at Overlook Park;
  • Science of Flight 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at the airport; and
  • ExpoDay 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Yellowstone Supereruption Would Send Ash Across North America

on August 27, 2014 - 10:34am
An aerial flight over Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin in 2004 shows Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser Crater, which drain into the nearby Firehole River. Courtesy/USGS
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters would be deposited as far away as New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, according to a new study.
An improved computer model developed by the study’s authors finds that the hypothetical, large eruption would create a

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Week Workshops Announced

on August 27, 2014 - 10:15am


Council Issues Los Alamos ScienceFest Proclamation

on August 27, 2014 - 10:11am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts a proclamation from Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson. Photo by Kelly Stewart


The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation at its meeting Tuesday evening declaring Sept. 5-13 as Los Alamos ScienceFest Week.


WHEREAS: In 2007, the County Council voiced their desire to establish a unique, annual event that would set Los Alamos apart from any other place in the nation, with a long-range goal of bringing tourists and visitors here, as well as providing a wonderful venue for local friends, families


Los Alamos' Amy Storey (Trixie ConQueso) Appears on TV Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 9:42am
Amy Storey of Los Alamos performing this summer in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 'WonderGround' variety show. 
Courtesy/SherylAnn Garrett
Amy Storey, center, with her backup dancers 'The Cheesy Delights' Piper Wohlbier and Marcie Long. Courtesy photo

Amy Storey of Los Alamos will appear as Trixie ConQueso at 7 a.m., Thursday on The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens.

Storey is promoting the 'Fierce Women Party' set for Labor Day, Sept. 2 at the Tractor Brewing Company on 4th Street in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

No Trash Pickup Monday

on August 27, 2014 - 8:53am


There will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Click here for the entire holiday waste collection schedule.


LANL: MagRay Scanning Technology Could Enhance Airport Security, Benefit Passengers

on August 27, 2014 - 8:49am

LANL News:

For most people, the upcoming Labor Day holiday marks the end of summer travel season.

But for those already thinking about the headaches involved in air travel for fall and winter vacations, take heart! Thanks to a piece of technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, one element of the onerous airport security screening process may soon be a thing of the past.

Los Alamos scientists have advanced a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology that may provide a breakthrough for screening liquids at airport security.

Nicholas Parra-Vasquez Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

on August 27, 2014 - 8:21am

Nicholas Parra-Vasquez of Los Alamos accepts the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge Tuesday, stating he will donate $20 to ALS and challenging friends to do the same. Ted Williams pours the ice water following the Tuesday night pace race at the trailhead of the 'Jim Billen' trail by the Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Photo by Mark Bjorklund

Alert: Traffic Impact Expected As C-130 Airplane Travels by Flatbed to LANL Today

on August 27, 2014 - 8:08am

LANL News:

  • Traffic to be impacted during transport

Los Alamos National Laboratory will receive a C-130 airplane from Kirtland Air Force Base today and motorists traveling along the expected route from Albuquerque to Los Alamos should be aware that this transportation could cause traffic delays and adjust their schedules, or take an alternate route.

The plane, which is surplus from Kirtland Air Force Base, has been demilitarized and will be located at the Laboratory’s emergency response training area at Technical Area 49. The fuselage of the plane will be used for emergency response training

This Week at the Reel Deal

on August 27, 2014 - 7:39am
Reel Deal Theater    

This week we are opening The Hundred Foot Journey and A Most Wanted Man (Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s last film.)

Sin City, The Giver, and Guardians of the Galaxy will hold for another week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will end this Thursday. Despite poor reviews, I saw Sin City and liked it. It is indeed an artistic work of cinematography and definitely worth a look.

Thanks to all of you who waited patiently for The Hundred Foot Journey, and A Most Wanted Man. Hope we have a good turn-out so we can continue to get this type of genre at the

New Mexico Artist Greg Reiche Begins Sculpture Design Process for New Nature Center

on August 27, 2014 - 7:32am
Flor del Llano, a public art piece designed by Greg Reiche for the city of Longmont, Colo. Courtes/

PEEC News:

Last week, the Arts in Public Places Committee and members of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) met with artist Greg Reiche to formally kick off the design process for the sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The group toured the construction site where the new facility is well under construction, giving the artist a chance to better understand PEEC, its mission, and the role the new center will play in the


Celebration of Life for Gilbert Butler Sept. 20

on August 27, 2014 - 7:25am
Gilbert Butler and his wife Jeanne. Courtesy photo

The memorial service for the celebration of Gilbert (Gil) Butler's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Gil passed away Aug. 9 after several months of battling complications from the removal and treatment of a brain tumor.


Community Bible Study Begins Day Class Focusing on 'Return to Jerusalem' Aug. 28

on August 27, 2014 - 7:16am

CBS News:

The Los Alamos day class of Community Bible Study will begin its 2014-15 class at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

This year's study, "Return to Jerusalem" focuses on the return of Israel from Babylonian exile, and will specifically cover the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

This is the Los Alamos day class's 22nd year of meeting. There are 61 women and 20 children registered, representing more than 16 local churches.

The day class meets 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Christian Church, 92 East Road in Los Alamos.

CBS is an international, non-denominational

¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Celebration of World Music & Culture Marks 10 Years of International Music

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10am



¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, the Southwest’s biggest world music and culture party, will again descend on the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) along the banks of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.  

¡Globalquerque! Is celebrating 10 years of successfully mixing the most eclectic lineups of world-class acts from across the planet - from the traditional to the cutting-edge - the legendary to up-and-coming new discoveries! ¡Globalquerque! will bring the world to Albuquerque Sept. 19 and 20.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars.


How the Hen House Turns: The Human Factor (Part Two)

on August 27, 2014 - 7:02am
How the Hen House Turns
The Human Factor (Part Two)
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Perhaps you’ve seen the PBS special that reported the study of tameness done in Russia.

For several decades, foxes held in captivity were bred selectively. Those friendly to humans were mated and produced pups so consistently friendly they are now let out for adoption. The “friendly” gene package included variation in physical appearance and fur color. Like dogs, those foxes may eventually develop hugely different “breeds.”

If snarling, aggressive foxes are bred together, the result is

New Mexico Electric Car Challenge Nov. 22

on August 27, 2014 - 6:58am

Sheriff's Office Identifies Main Hill Road Accident Victims

on August 26, 2014 - 4:11pm
Emergency responders at the scene of Monday's single-vehicle crash in the canyon below Anderson Overlook. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office has identified the male and female seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals Monday after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

The driver of the maroon colored 2004 Nissan Sentra is Zachery Sanchez, 30, of Los Alamos and the passenger is Andrea Harvier, 31, of Espanola.

"We're still investigating the cause of the accident," said Major Ken

Los Alamos Fire Admininstration Offices Closed Aug. 27-29

on August 26, 2014 - 3:43pm

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department Administrative offices at 999 Central Ave., Suite 200 will be closed Wednesday Aug. 27 through Friday Aug. 29.

All Administrative staff will be participating in a process of Internal Stakeholders meetings during this time, as the department is working on a process of improving daily quality of services by establishing a new Community Driven Strategic Plan.

Telephones will be routed to 311 Customer Care during working hours. Messages will be checked regularly and returned promptly. The community's patience and understanding is appreciated.