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LAHS Girls Golf Team Weathers Storm

on October 6, 2015 - 9:27am

From left, Jennifer Necker, Elizabeth Lockhart, Emily Moulton, Leah Mountain, Coach Jordan Pollard, Sophia Sivils and Maia Menefee. Courtesy photo

Jennifer Necker putting during a brief period of sunshine on Monday. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos High School Girls Golf team successfully weathered the storm in Grants Monday to finish in first place with a team qualifying “leg” for the state tournament in May. 

This is the team’s second of three legs needed to qualify for the state tournament. 

The team traveled to Grants Sunday with hopes of completing a practice round at


Senator Moores and Rep. Steinborn Join APV And SWEC In Calling For Ban On Killing Contests

on October 6, 2015 - 8:42am

APV News:
  • New Mexico should end repulsive killing contests that celebrate killing for killing’s sake ... next coyote killing-contest is Oct. 9-11

LAS CRUCES - Animal Protection Voters (APV) and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) renew calls for a statewide ban on the cruel and dangerous practice of animal-killing contests.

Contests began last month and will continue throughout the fall of 2015 and into winter of 2016. The next killing contest, which promotes and rewards indiscriminate killing of native wildlife, is set for the weekend of Oct.

LANL's Dee Magnoni New President Elect Of Special Libraries Association

on October 6, 2015 - 8:19am

LANL Research Library Director Dee Magnoni 

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Research Library (SRO-RL) Director Dee Magnoni is the new president elect of the Special Libraries Association beginning in January 2016.

She will serve one year as president-elect, followed by a year as president (2017) and a year as past president. Additionally, Magnoni will serve a three-year-term on the association's Board of Directors.

Magnoni became Los Alamos' Research Library director in January 2014. Magnoni is a Fellow of the Special Library Association, where she has served in several

Visit Bandelier Free During ‘Senior Skip Day’ In National Parks Oct. 8

on October 6, 2015 - 8:10am

New arrivals enter the Bandelier Visitor Center. Courtesy/NPS Photo



Usually “Senior Skip Day” is a day when high school seniors play hooky. This Thursday, Oct. 8, it will be an opportunity for senior citizens 62 and over, nationwide, to visit National Park units for free.
By inviting senior citizens out to the National Park System, “Senior Skip Day” is being promoted by health-care company Humana, for improving the health of the communities they serve.
“National parks are great resources offering a range of healthy experiences for people of all ages, and they

Kajita And McDonald Receive Nobel Prize In Physics

on October 6, 2015 - 7:31am


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass” to:

Takaaki Kajita, Super-Kamiokande Collaboration University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and





Arthur B. McDonald, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Metamorphosis in the particle world

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 recognises Takaaki Kajita in Japan and Arthur B.

2015 Saint Bernard Club of America National Specialty Show Crowns 'Big Winners' In Santa Fe

on October 6, 2015 - 6:52am
Best of Breed Winner Blissful's Armani took home the big prize at Saturday's Saint Bernard Club of America National Specialty Show in Santa Fe. Owner Tricia Kenworthy Gingerich is on the right. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Judy and Roger Goldie of Los Alamos (in hats) are long-time St. Bernard fanciers. They've owned two St. Bernards, have been members of the St. Bernard Club of America since 1995 and enjoy seeing the breed on display. They are pictured with Blissful's Armani, Best of Breed winner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Winners of the brace

Rio Arriba Bioregional Council Oct. 16

on October 6, 2015 - 6:50am

Living Well Los Alamos: Pumpkins & Winter Squash

on October 6, 2015 - 6:48am
Living Well Los Alamos
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Halloween is just around the corner which means we will soon be seeing jack-o-lanterns staring at us from porches and sidewalks.
But pumpkins have many other uses besides scaring trick-or-treaters. Pumpkin are actually winter squash, all of which originated in the Americas. Evidence of pumpkin-type seeds has been found in Mexico dating between 7000 and 5500 BC.
There are many varieties of winter squash including Hubbard, butternut, acorn, spaghetti and pumpkins among others.
Many winter squashes are excellent

Aquatomics Compete In 8th Annual Honeyville Invitational Sept. 26 & 27

on October 5, 2015 - 10:19pm
Aquatomics swimmer smiles for the camera in Durango. Photo by Camilla Lopez
By Linda Corliss
Head Coach
First off, congratulations to our First Meet swimmers Sofia Lopez and Aihnoa Briano-Medina.
They both did really well and placed in the top 8 in their age groups in at least one event. Congratulations also to Natalie Crawford, who participated in her second meet, and swam really well.
Congratulations to Wayne Williams who had best times in every event he swam! Eight for 8 is hard to do!

White Rock Power Is Restored

on October 5, 2015 - 2:39pm
UPDATE - The DPU has announced that power has been restored to White Rock, with the exception of the Fire Station, Metzgers, and the Hampton Inn.
Power is expected to be restored at 4:30 p.m. to these three facilities.
The cause of the outage was determined to be a switch near White Rock Fire Station #3 on N.M. 4.
The DPU earlier announced that power went out at 1:20 p.m., and effected some 800 customers east of Rover blvd., which expanded to the entire community.

Power Outage Underway In White Rock

on October 5, 2015 - 1:47pm
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has reported that power to some 800 customers went out at 1:20 p.m. in White Rock.
The effected area is east of Rover blvd. Crews are on their way to determine the cause of the outage.
Check back for updates. 

Screenwriter Drew Goddard And 'The Martian' Wow Los Alamos At Sunday's Hometown Opening

on October 5, 2015 - 12:28pm

Drew Goddard signs the poster for 'The Martian' in the lobby of the Real Deal Theater Sunday night in Los Alamos. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos fans packed two theaters at the Reel Deal Sunday night to see the new film, “The Martian,” and hear from its screenwriter, Los Alamos home-town boy Drew Goddard.

The movie has had the biggest opening in October yet seen for a film in the United States.

Many family members and friends were among the audience and Goddard laughed as they shouted out memories of his youth in Los Alamos and he responded with stories

Two Great Art Events Oct. 16-18: Part 8

on October 5, 2015 - 11:35am
Signature decorated base of a bowl by Jarrett West. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair.

The 2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. There will be an artists' reception 5-6 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Udall, Heinrich Welcome $5.7 Million To Build Veterans Cemetery At Fort Stanton

on October 5, 2015 - 11:27am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced that they have secured $5,741,388 to cover the full cost of construction for a veterans cemetery near Fort Stanton.
Currently, the state has only two veterans cemeteries — located in Santa Fe and at Fort Bayard — and many veterans and their families have to travel a great distance to honor loved ones. 
The new cemetery at Fort Stanton will serve more than 7,500 veterans and their families. Ground breaking for the project is expected this coming Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
“More than 170,000 veterans call

Ojo Caliente Do-It Yourself Solar Air Heating Collector Workshop Oct. 10

on October 5, 2015 - 11:22am

Yang: Work Is Part Of Life...

on October 5, 2015 - 11:11am
Los Alamos

Work Is Part of Life: It’s about merging them, not balancing them on a zero-sum scale

Most of us wear the “professional suit” when we are at work; letting our hair down is for when we are at home and/or play. That means that at work, we put certain constraints on who we are, how we behave, what we say and how we choose our words.  

There is logic to such bounded approach to work, but when we feel as if we have to suppress part of our personality at work, then all manners of illness may be manifested.

Josh’s Story: Finding Purpose Though Challenging Situation

on October 5, 2015 - 10:42am

Joshua Trujillo, left, with a client. Photo by Tina Larkin/Taos News


He knew he had to get out of his deadly lifestyle; but how? All Josh Trujillo knew growing up was that drugs and alcohol were things to turn to when life got challenging.

When Josh decided to quite this lifestyle he started by limiting his drug use to just marijuana and drinking alcohol but this wasn’t having the outcome he was hoping for. He started attending 12 step meetings and found out about a place called Inside Out Recovery - a United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Partner.


Mary Martucci, Ph.D., Named UNM-LA Science Department Chair

on October 5, 2015 - 10:16am

Newly named UNM-LA Science Department Chair Mary Martucci, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Mary B. Martucci, Ph.D., who has served as an adjunct chemistry professor at UNM-LA since the 2013 summer semester, was recently named Science Department Chair.

With a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Martucci brings a wealth of knowledge to the position.


LANL EM Support Contract Goes To Sigma Science

on October 5, 2015 - 10:08am

DOE News:

CINCINNATI  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Sigma Science Inc. (SSI) of Los Alamos.

SSI is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Program Participant. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 million with a five year ordering period. Firm-fixed-price and time-and-material task orders may be issued from the basic contract.

SSI has 18 years of experience providing nuclear safety, operations, maintenance, engineering, environmental management, project management and

Lecture On Past, Present And Potential Future Of America’s Red Rock Wilderness Oct. 6

on October 5, 2015 - 9:43am

Cedar Mesa Ruins 2. Photo by James Kay

PEEC News:

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the US are found in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah, yet, most of this magnificent region lies unprotected.

Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will show stunning images of Utah’s red rocks Tuesday, Oct. 6, as she tells the story of a citizens’ campaign to protect this area, an important resource for outdoor recreation and history. This lecture is 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Nobel Prize In Medicine Announced Today

on October 5, 2015 - 8:34am

Youyou Tu searched ancient literature on herbal medicine in her quest to develop novel malaria therapies. The plant Artemisia annua turned out to be an interesting candidate, and Tu developed a purification procedure, which rendered the active agent, Artemisinin, a drug that is remarkably effective against Malaria. Courtesy/


The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with one half jointly to

  • William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against

Letter To The Editor: Pancake Breakfast Supports Lunch Program For Local High School Students

on October 5, 2015 - 8:21am

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Nearly every Friday during the school year, 200 to 300 Los Alamos High School students take the short walk from the high school to the Trinity on the Hill church to have lunch together. 

Lunch is provided by a small group of volunteers who prepare and serve the food. On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Family Council are partnering on a pancake breakfast to help support this community building activity.

Please join us between 7 and 11 a.m.

Scenes From 2015 'Taste The Sky' Dinner

on October 5, 2015 - 8:08am

From left, Violet Starr, Jeremy Varela, Onnolee Englert Erickson, Claire Ticknor, Ruby Selvage and Tristen Roach serving dinner on the tarmac during the 2015 'Taste the Sky' fundraising event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Way Campaign Chair Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Hughes with UWNNM Youth Team Co-chairs Ally Edelmann and Emily Hopkins. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

United Way of Northern New Mexico Youth Team Co-chairs Ally Edelmann and Emily Hopkins and event producer Akane Dunn led the team in hosting the annual


Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia Leads Hike In Prescribed Burn Site Behind Nature Center Oct. 6

on October 4, 2015 - 9:13pm

Smoke plume from the prescribed burn Sept. 28, one hour after initial ignition. Courtesy/PEEC

Smoke rising up from the forest a few hours after the prescribe burn started. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Was the recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia will answer these questions and more Tuesday, Oct. 6 during a guided hike into the burned area.

The hike will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned.

Don't Miss LALO's Monster Production of 'Young Frankenstein'

on October 4, 2015 - 12:47pm
Frederick Frankenstein (John Cullinan), standing, meets his assistant Igor (Patrick Webb) for the first time. Photo by Larry Gibbons.
Frau Blucher (Suzy Koehn), right, welcomes Frederick (John Cullinan) to the castle, as Inga (Joy Reynolds) and Igor (Patrick Webb) look on. Photo by Larry Gibbons.
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Light Opera’s “Young Frankenstein” opened Friday to gales of laughter and a standing ovation.

The 1974 classic film, directed by Mel Brooks and co-written by Brooks and Gene Wilder, who also played the title character, was turned