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Meet School Board Candidate Andrea Cunningham

on January 20, 2015 - 7:39am


Los Alamos School Board Dist. 4


Hello, my name is Andrea Cunningham. My husband and I moved to Los Alamos 22 years ago from the University of Michigan and have raised our three daughters, now 21, 19 and 16 here. I was a stay at home mom for several years and became active in volunteering, both in the schools and community.


I am a nurse and have worked in a variety of positions, including at LANL. I now manage the Los Alamos Public Health office.

Flip Flops Emerge With Warmer Weather

on January 20, 2015 - 7:38am

Retired Los Alamos County Emergency Coordinator Phil Taylor was spotted sporting flip flops in the snow on Bryce Street during Monday's warm afternoon weather. Local Australian Shepherd Sophie Korkos was out for a walk and stopped for a brief visit with Taylor. Photo by Katy Korkos

Harrison Takes Reins Of LAHS Natural Helpers

on January 20, 2015 - 7:12am
Natural Helpers hold a 'bucket challenge' to fill buckets with reasons to be grateful at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Gina Gonzales


Michelle Harrison is one of the many new faces at Los Alamos High School this year. Harrison works as the freshmen counselor and also has added the title of Natural Helpers coordinator to her business card.

“As a first year counselor, I have a lot to learn, but I am thankful to be here and appreciate the support and encouragement I have received from Los Alamos High School staff and students,” Harrison said.

Harrison has hit the


PEEC Amateur Naturalist: A Cup Of Tea, Ponderosa Trees And Forest Fires

on January 20, 2015 - 7:07am
PEEC Amateur Naturalist:
A Cup of Tea, Ponderosa Trees and Forest Fires

Winter is settling in and I am enjoying a cup of warm tea. My mind tends to explore ideas far afield in these circumstances. The cup is filled about four inches deep with tea when a thought comes to me. Those four inches would make all the difference if I were a ponderosa tree. Now, what is the connection between a cup of tea and pine trees? Is it not apparent?

Since it is a pleasant winter day with sunshine, let us make a trip to see what is going on. Specifically, let us go to Burnt Mesa along N.M.

VFW Collects 'Valentines For Vets' Donations

on January 20, 2015 - 6:53am

VFW News:

The Los Alamos VFW Post 8874 is collecting monetary and tangible donations for the Valentines for Vets event, Feb. 8 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque

To contribute, contact Margaret Garcia at 505.662.4453 for the list of items needed, or deliver donations to the VFW, 1793 Deacon St., in Los Alamos. All donations must be received by Feb. 6.

The VFW greatly appreciates all contributions.


Mrs. Beadsley’s Jewel Box: An Introduction To Vintage

on January 20, 2015 - 6:49am
Debra Lowensteil at Mrs. Beadsely Vintage Jewelry, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite G. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
Mrs. Beadsley Vintage Jewelry

I am Debra Lowenstein, the owner of Mrs. Beadsley Vintage Jewelry. I am new to Los Alamos, having moved here three years ago. Nine months ago I moved my shop up the hill from Santa Fe where I was in business for approximately eight years. This is the first of a monthly series of columns I will be writing on various aspects of vintage jewelry.

Since I now live in a town that, in general, appreciates the gift of knowledge, I hope

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meets Jan. 26

on January 20, 2015 - 6:48am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos.

An agenda will released at least 72 hours before the meeting.


SFI Seminar: Exploring Flow Networks

on January 20, 2015 - 6:29am
Jiang Zang
Beijing Normal University

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents "Exploring Flow Networks", presented by Jiang Zang of Beijing Normal University at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12 in the SFI Collins Conference Room, 1499 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

Abstract. Many complex systems are open — they exchange matter, energy, and information with environment. Flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system.

Energetic food webs, global trade networks, input-output network, and

SFCC Lights Up With Solar Power

on January 20, 2015 - 6:26am
Solar carport at Santa Fe Community College’s new Higher Education Center. Photo by Nao Sadewic

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) is a leader in what is now a nationwide trend that finds schools turning to solar energy to cut overhead costs to make more funds available for student education.

The college was among the first campuses in the nation to adopt a sustainability plan and now has approximately 1.7 megawatts of solar powering two campuses. Positive Energy Solar cut the ribbon Jan.


NMMNHS: ‘Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution’

on January 20, 2015 - 6:22am

Courtesy/National Geographic

Courtesy/National Geographic


Beginning Jan. 24, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) invites the public to take a journey to New Guinea and the exotic world of birds-of-paradise with “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition.

Highlighting the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes, the exhibit features the extravagant plumage, crazy courtship dances and bizarre behaviors of the extraordinary birds.

Former Los Alamos Musician James Carothers Signs Worldwide Booking Agreement

on January 19, 2015 - 8:57am

James Carothers. Courtesy/


NASHVILLE – Country newcomer James Carothers, formerly of Los Alamos, has signed an exclusive worldwide booking agreement with Nashville-based Third Coast Talent.

The deal comes just prior to Carothers' performance from the DRX Artist Showcase stage at 3rd and Lindsley, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Hosted by singer/songwriter and SiriusXM "Prime Country" personality Deborah Allen, the event will stream live HERE; Facebook fans can learn more at FB Events

Carothers honed his chops on the Southwest touring circuit and lived in Los

Heinrich Applauds President's Actions To Expand Paid Sick And Family Leave For Workers

on January 19, 2015 - 8:23am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., released the following statement Wednesday after President Obama announced a plan to expand paid sick and family leave for working families.

In New Mexico, there are an estimated 270,000 workers currently without paid sick leave.

"The fact that we are the only developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave is unacceptable. We shouldn't force working moms and dads to choose between a paycheck and caring for a newborn.

Summer Of Color On Santa Fe's Museum Hill

on January 19, 2015 - 8:16am

Monarch Butterfly Alights on Child's Hand. Photo by Charles Mann

Monarch Butterfly on Cosmos. Photo by Sonny Tucker



SANTA FE Santa Fe appears to be awash in gradations of adobe brown yet it is a city of rich colors found nowhere else – as seen by the generations of artists who've made this city their home. And color in its many shades and hues comes to the fore this summer when some of the city's leading cultural institutions located on Museum Hill coordinate a series of exhibitions and events.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the participating


Luján On Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

on January 19, 2015 - 7:25am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1964. Courtesy/wikipedia




SANTA FE – Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:


Today we honor a man whose message of equality and nonviolence propelled a movement that changed our nation, and whose message we must continue to heed. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of a Beloved Community - a community that is founded on love, respect, and hope; a community that rejects darkness and discrimination, hate and racism, poverty and hunger.


Scenes From Great Blessing Of Water At Ashley Pond

on January 19, 2015 - 6:36am
Rev. Theophan Mackey of the Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos submerges a cross in the water three times Sunday at Ashley Pond to call down new blessings during the great blessings of water celebration. Courtesy photo
Rev. Theophan Mackey and members of the Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church gather for the Great Blessing of Water Sunday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo

At noon Sunday, the people of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church gathered at noon Sunday at Ashley Pond for the Great Blessing of Water.


Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Installs New Members

on January 19, 2015 - 6:34am

Rotarian Nancy Cerutti, right, inducts new members Anne and Bob Macek, left, proposed by Myrna and Tom McDonald, during Tuesday's lunch meeting at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Myrna and Tom McDonald, right, present a framed membership certificate to new members Anne and Bob Macek. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Martin Luther King, Jr. Had A Dream

on January 19, 2015 - 6:33am

A quarter million people gathered Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. to support civil rights. Courtesy/


Today is the federal holiday marking  the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, Jan. 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.

Scenes From North Bayo Bench Trail

on January 19, 2015 - 5:45am

A view of the prescribed burn underway, taken Sunday from the North Bayo Bench Trail. The North Bayo Bench Trail is a historic road ending at a viewpoint overlooking the orange-walled Bayo Canyon. The prescribed burn is scheduled to end sometime today. Photo by Robert Beberniss

A view of the prescribed burn underway, taken Sunday from the North Bayo Bench Trail. To find the trailhead for North Bayo Bench , from 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, head west (toward the Jemez Mountains) on Central.

Registration Opens For Los Alamos Senior Olympics Games Feb. 1

on January 19, 2015 - 5:42am


The registration period is Feb. 1-28 for the Los Alamos Senior Olympics Games, which take place March 13 through April 13 in town.

Participants should be 50 years old or older to qualify. Local participants can qualify for the State Senior Olympics Games, which are June 3-6 in Roswell .

The Los Alamos Family YMCA will have registration forms available beginning Feb. 1. The fee is $ 20. T-shirts will be available.

For more information call, 505.662.3526.


Saturday Morning Taiji & Qigong Classes Begin Jan. 24

on January 19, 2015 - 4:45am


Trail Of Turbulence Follows New Mexico Airlines

on January 18, 2015 - 2:18pm

New Mexico Airlines CEO Greg Kahlstorf 


Los Alamos Daily Post

In an email to his customer service manager Wednesday, New Mexico Airlines CEO Greg Kahlstorf calls Los Alamos a "s---hole". 

"I have no interest in discussing Los Alamos with the press. I'm trying to end service to that s---hole effective tomorrow, and they can make their own assumptions about why," Kahlstorf stated in the email to Cheryl Leong, which he copied to NMA President Gabriel Kimbrell as well as Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess.

In another email obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post through a

Community Is The Hope For Passage Of Proposed County Open Space Plan

on January 18, 2015 - 12:31pm
Craig Martin explains proposed County Open Space Plan to a large crowd gathered Wednesday at PEEC. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Open Space Specialist Craig Martin fields questions during Wednesday's talk at PEEC. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

For 15 years, an open space management plan for Los Alamos County has been under development. Even though the plan is now finished, the work is not over.

To encourage County Council to approve the open space management plan, the community’s support for the plan needs to be exhibited.

LANB's Anne Kain Among 'Women of Influence'

on January 18, 2015 - 12:23pm

Anne Kain


Los Alamos Daily Post  
Out of a highly competitive pool of more than 450 nominees, Los Alamos National Bank's Anne Kain has been chosen as one of 30 honorees in the 2015 Women of Influence.

Albuquerque Business First asked the public to nominate women who are leaders, innovators, mentors and role models.

Pet of the Week: Ellie The Cat

on January 18, 2015 - 12:12pm

Ellie the cat. Courtesy/FOS


Ellie is a 3-year-old female calico tabby. The best word to describe her is ‘dainty’ – she is cute, petite and very loveable.

She is one of the current cat room greeters, and she does well with adults, gentle children and most other cats. No dogs, please! Friends of the Shelter is getting this little girl's dental work up to date, and then she’ll be all set and ready to go to to good home.

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

WIPP Hosts Stakeholder Workshop

on January 18, 2015 - 11:57am

Nuclear Waste Partnership Deputy Recovery Manger Tammy Reynolds answers a question during Wednesday’s workshop. Courtesy/WIPP

From left, New Mexico State Representatives Cathrynn Brown and Jim Townsend, CBFO Manager Joe Franco and State Sen. Carroll Leavell take the first trip on the waste hoist following its return to full operations. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

DOE's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) hosted a stakeholder workshop Wednesday to discuss details of the WIPP Recovery Plan Project Management Baseline.

The baseline was conditionally approved by CBFO in late December, and the meeting