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Los Alamos Symphony Holiday Concert Dec. 4

on November 20, 2015 - 8:57am

Teatro Paraguas Presents Festive Bilingual Evening

on November 20, 2015 - 8:16am

Theater News:

Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas III for eight performances beginning Dec. 11. 

This production is the third annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.

TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed an ensemble of musicians and actors ranging in age from 7 to 70. The evening will begin with a traditional Mexican version of Las Posadas, arranged by Thelma Arquello and Mario Reynolds, followed by traditional and contemporary Christmas carols in Spanish and English.

Gear Up For Sunday's Annual Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot

on November 20, 2015 - 8:08am
Runners participate in the 2014 Turkey Trot. File photo


More than 100 runners and walkers will begin a symbolic circuit on North Mesa, from the middle school to the stables and back, with the motto, “We walk because they walk” at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Millions of people around the world do not have water or food resources close at hand and must walk, sometimes miles a day, to bring nourishment to their families. They walk, so we walk in solidarity with them.

The 2015 CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is held each year to remember those who struggle to feed themselves or to find

County Reminds Motorists Of Winter Safety Tips

on November 20, 2015 - 7:54am


Winter weather is here, and the County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible.

Motorists are encour­aged to equip their vehi­cles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a con­tainer of sand and a shovel in their vehicle. Barrels of sand for public use are placed at locations that historically become icy and slick during storms, including:

  • San Ildefonso South at both ends of the guardrail;
  • North Mesa Road east of the roundabout;
  • Near the end of 37th Street off of Diamond

Letter To The Editor: Response To Insensitive Comments About Turkish People

on November 20, 2015 - 7:09am
Los Alamos

I’m writing in response to Gerald's (Antos) letter about refugees where he takes the liberty to meander off the main topic and make insensitive comments about Turkish people.

In his letter, he draws from his personal experience to more or less insinuate that Turks are religious fanatics looking for handouts, and act irrationally when they don’t get what they want. This is very unfortunate since the topic was about the plight of refugees and not Turkish people.

The last time I checked, there were refugees looking to settle in Turkey, and not the other way


Los Alamos Technology Gains National Backing

on November 19, 2015 - 1:16pm

Descartes Labs artificial intelligence can race through mountains of data and read a landscape in seconds. An early emphasis for this technology is in evaluating and predicting agricultural output, like these irrigated fields near Roswell. Courtesy/2015 NASA/LANDSAT


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos pixels and Los Alamos dots were both riding high this week.

Descartes Labs, Inc., a one-year-old company specializing in satellite imagery recognition and analysis, announced Tuesday that it had raised $5 million in a venture capital round, thanks to a group of investors

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation's 'A Taste Of Knowledge' Event Is Canceled

on November 19, 2015 - 1:12pm


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation's A TASTE OF KNOWLEDGE Beer and Wine Tasting Event scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Fuller Lodge has been canceled.

Public Survey On UNM-LA Bachelor And Graduate Programs Ends Friday

on November 19, 2015 - 12:47pm

The public is encouraged to give feedback as to what types of bachelor and graduate programs it would like to see at UNM-LA. Courtesy/BigStock

UNM-LA News:

A survey seeking input on the interest in upper division and graduate programs in Los Alamos closes Friday.

This survey, prepared by students in the MBA program at the University of New Mexico-Anderson School of Management, has already been completed by approximately 100 individuals. The data collected in the survey will help determine which types of academic programs and delivery methods might best meet local community needs.

If you

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Discusses Consent Order Negotiations With NMED And EM-LA

on November 19, 2015 - 12:24pm

RCLC News:

HERNANDEZ -- The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) hosted representatives from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the Los Alamos Environmental Management Field Office (EM-LA) to discuss the Consent Order agreement guiding the regulatory environment for cleanup of legacy nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn gave an overview of the current consent order and expected changes to the upcoming version to be signed, and EM-LA Manager Doug Hintze presented the new campaign approach that will be utilized to clean up

Classical Music World: The Power Of Fame

on November 19, 2015 - 12:16pm
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

I’m frequently asked how much the Los Alamos Concert Association pays the artists we present. That information is confidential when it comes to the fees charged by specific artists, but I can talk about this in more general terms. 

We pay our artists anywhere from several thousand dollars for a single performance to tens of thousands. In addition to the basic fee, we frequently offer to take care of ground transport and lodging expenses once artists arrive in New Mexico. 

Artists, by the way, always pay for airfare from

Luján Calls For Action On Immigration Reform

on November 19, 2015 - 12:02pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke today at a press conference with House Democratic leaders calling for action on comprehensive immigration reform. 
Below are Luján’s remarks as prepared:
“I join my colleagues in expressing my thoughts and prayers to the people of France. As we gather this morning to have a conversation on comprehensive immigration reform in the United States, we have to make sure that we work together.

Letter To The Editor: Response To ‘Keep Them All Out’

on November 19, 2015 - 12:01pm
Los Alamos

How ironic that the letter “I Say Keep Them All Out” was published just a week before Thanksgiving day, the holiday that the refugee Pilgrims fleeing religious persecution are said to have celebrated after surviving their first year in the New World, with the help of Native Americans.

I am sure the subsequent land grabs and violence against the “Natives” by descendants of the “Refugees” makes some natives feel like it should have been “Misgiving day.”

Nevertheless, the new world survived and became a great nation that welcomed many others to peace and


‘Strange Trio’ Re-dedication Ceremony Dec. 2

on November 19, 2015 - 11:50am

‘Strange Trio’ being installed Oct. 13 at Overlook Park. A public Re-dedication Ceremony is set for Dec. 2 at the corner of Meadow Lane and Overlook Road in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

A cloud is captured by ‘Strange Trio’ in this photo taken from an unusual angle when the sculpture was installed at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson


The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting event for “Strange Trio,” the colossal steel sculpture relocated Oct. 13 to the entrance of Overlook Park in White Rock.  

The re-dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

Hey What’s That ‘Hitch In My Giddy Up’

on November 19, 2015 - 11:18am
Los Alamos

This week, let’s talk about strain/counter strain syndrome, its often painful, insidious side effects and what you can do about it.

Normally the human body maintains a homeostatic balance in its numerous complex muscle systems. Muscles are designed to do a job and return to their normal relaxed position. There is a complicated system that allows muscles to do their jobs. All muscles have an antagonist that dampens the desired movement. 

A good example of this is in the forearm. The muscles on the bottom of the arm are flexors and the top extensors.

BRIDGE BITES: The Power of Tens

on November 19, 2015 - 10:38am

BRIDGE BITES: The Power of Tens

By Brian Gunnell from The American Contract Bridge League


♠ A97

♥ K976

♦ A874

♣ A6


♠ J43

♥ J3

♦ KQ62

♣ J873



West            East



♠ Q852

♥ 8542

♦ J3

♣ KQ2


♠ KT6


♦ T95

♣ T954


 None Vulnerable

 North East South West   

 1NT Pass??

 Put yourself in the South chair. Your partner opens a 15-17 1NT and you have to decide whether to invite game, or   whether to bid 3NT all by yourself.

 The usual benchmark for going to game unaided is “a good 9 or better”. One thing that makes South’s 9-count not so good is the square shape (3-3-3-4),

Today's The Day That Quitters Win...

on November 19, 2015 - 9:26am



Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco.

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Every November, we set aside the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking.

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.

Udall, Heinrich Applaud Decision To Begin Nonstop Flight Service Between Roswell And Phoenix

on November 19, 2015 - 9:16am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich applauded the decision by American Airlines to begin daily, nonstop commercial flight service between Roswell International Air Center (RIAC) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Flights are set to begin in March of 2016.

"Flights between Roswell and Phoenix will help make travel to and from Southeastern New Mexico more convenient, opening up business opportunities in the entire region that can create jobs and boost the economy," Udall said.

LAAC's Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday At LAMS

on November 19, 2015 - 9:10am
2014 Arts and Crafts Fair at LAMS. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
2014 Arts and Crafts Fair at LAMS. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) annual tradition continues with the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at Los Alamos Middle School.

The arts council has hosted this event for 48 years. Almost 100 artists will participate in the fair. Shoppers can purchase everything from jewelry, paintings and photography to metal, wood and pottery.

Although it is an event with a

LARC Luminaria Walk And Buffet Dec. 16

on November 19, 2015 - 8:40am

Senate Panel Advances Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act

on November 19, 2015 - 8:29am


The bipartisan package of bills would prioritize recreation on federal lands and reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance S.556, “The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015,” which would protect and enhance public access for hunting, fishing, and target-shooting on federal lands.

The legislative package would require federal land managers to consider how management plans affect opportunities to engage in hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting and that the Bureau of Land

LAHA: Try Hockey For Free Saturday Nov. 21

on November 19, 2015 - 7:59am


Los Alamos Hockey Association with Los Alamos County will hold Try Hockey for Free 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

This is a chance for youth of all ages to try hockey on for size.

LAHA volunteer coaches will be available to assist on-ice activities. USA Hockey sanction number 16NMSS05.


Letter To The Editor: I Say Keep Them All Out!

on November 19, 2015 - 7:47am
Los Alamos

In response to Steven Storms letter, yes it is true that we should accept refugees, yes it is what makes this country as great as it is and yet I have a problem will all your do-gooder thinking!

I spent 13 months stationed in Turkey and got to know the locals very well and though there weren’t any ISIS or Al-Qaida terrorists there they were all very Islamic.


DOE Awards $42.4 Million Contract To Portage, Inc.

on November 19, 2015 - 7:09am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Portage, Inc., the incumbent contractor, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, has been awarded a $42.4 million contract to provide technical support services to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in all program areas.
The contract includes a three-year base period of performance with one two-year option period. This contract includes the option to issue both Time-and-Materials (T&M) and Fixed-Price task orders.
Services to be provided by the contractor include:
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Quality Assurance Auditing and

White Rock Senior Center Offers Wood Carving Class

on November 19, 2015 - 7:04am
WRSC News:
The White Rock Senior Center is offering Wood Carving Instruction for Beginners - concentrating on the whittler starting Dec. 7.
There are three levels of wood carving. If the product would sell for less than $25, that is a whittler. If the product would sell for $25 to $100, that is a carver. If the product would sell for more than $100, that is a sculptor.
The current wood carvers group, primarily John Tubb and Fred Minshall, are proposing a series of workshops on how to get started in carving wood.

SFCC Free Winter Choral Concert Dec. 5

on November 19, 2015 - 6:55am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe Community College Chorus teams up with the SFCC Chamber Singers to perform a Winter Choral Concert of seasonal music at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. 
The concert is free, open to the public, and takes place in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The program features the performances of chorus and chamber students who have participated in choral classes and rehearsals during the past semester. Musical pieces include the rarely performed Hanacpachap cussicuinin, an anonymous hymn to the Virgin Mary in the Quechuan language but in a largely