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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Presents ULLR Fest Sept. 20

on September 16, 2014 - 10:18am

PMSA News:
Nine New Mexico breweries will be attending UllrFest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
This is an opportunity to support your local community ski area and enjoy fine New Mexico craft beer. $10 includes logo pint and one fill.

Entertainment includes NM favorite The Jimmy

Road Work Moves West Along Central - Oppenheimer Is Closed

on September 16, 2014 - 10:07am

Oppenheimer Drive is closed this morning as the Central Avenue Improvements Project construction work moves along to the west. Starting today, Oppenheimer Drive between Trinity Drive and Central Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions. Vehicles and pedestrians will be detoured to 20th Street. Motorists should use alternate business parking including parking lots along Deacon, 15th Street, 20th Street and Nectar. Oppenheimer will remain closed through Oct. 31. Photo by Chris Clark/

Work continues along Central Avenue near the Reel Deal Movie Theater. Photo by Chris

Food on the Hill: Fried Halibut

on September 16, 2014 - 9:01am
This Week's Recipe: Fried Halibut
Photo by Sue York/


1 to 1½ pounds of halibut, Skin off
canola oil for frying
one egg white, beaten
½ cup beer
1/3cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/8 cup cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
Clean your fish fillets so that most of the dark meat (gray) is trimmed off. Take out any pin bones. Rinse the fish and pat it dray with paper towels. Cut the fish into smaller pieces, about 4 “x 1 “ thick. Mix together the ingredients with a whisk.
Photo by Sue

Join Rotary For Savory Six Course Meal Sept. 27

on September 16, 2014 - 8:53am

Letter to the Editor: Political Parties Agree Not To Politicize LAHS Homecoming Parade

on September 16, 2014 - 8:02am
By Robyn Schultz, Chair
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County, and
Robert Gibson, Chair
Republican Party of Los Alamos County

The Los Alamos Homecoming Parade is coming up. In order not to politicize a beloved community tradition, our local parties have decided not to participate. We have also asked our candidates not to have entries (as candidates) in the parade.

You’ll see plenty of our local candidates talking to people during the parade and some will probably participate in their other roles as active community members.

While our two political parties don’t always agree on issues,

NJROTC Welcomes MSgt. Phil Carter To Program

on September 16, 2014 - 7:54am

LCDR Wes Shumaker traveled to Camp Perry, OH with three female precision air rifle marksmen who call themselves 'Commander's Angels.' From left, JoAnna O'Neill, Shumaker, Holly Hayes and Samantha Miller. Also competing were David Murphy and Sam Wolfe. Courtesy photo
MSgt. Phil Carter and Cadet Gianna Maggiore inspect Cadet Sarah Steinman's uniform last week at the unit.
Courtesy photo
By Cadet JoAnna O’Neill, Public Affairs Officer
LAHS Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps

As Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps heads into its 31st year, Senior

OBITUARY: Jack B. Tucker Aug. 21, 2014

on September 16, 2014 - 7:21am

JACK B. TUCKER Aug. 21, 2014

Jack B. Tucker, 82, longtime resident of Los Alamos and Espanola passed away at home on August 21, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Emma Sue Tucker. He is survived by Gwen, his loving wife of 55 years; his children Tad Tucker, Tim and Audra Tucker, Tammy Tucker and Lisa Woodrow, and Tracy and Rick Conner. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chloe, Tristan, Milo, Josh, Justin, Jayde, and Jorda. He is also survived by sister and brothers’ in-law, nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Jack’s early years were spent in Kentucky.


Heinrich Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 16, 2014 - 7:05am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, released the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15:

"This month, we celebrate the achievements and immeasurable contributions that Hispanic-Americans make every day to shape and enrich our nation. From serving in our Armed Forces, to starting businesses that strengthen our economy, to fighting for civil rights, the Hispanic community helps build a stronger, more resilient America.

Letter to the Editor: Constitution Has Served Country 227 Years

on September 16, 2014 - 7:04am
By MARY WILHOIT, president
Los Alamos Federated Republican Women
This week, our nation commemorates Constitution Day – Wednesday, Sept. 17. I wonder how many of us even know that?
I didn’t until it was pointed out to me several months ago. And until I researched it, I didn’t know much about it. I wonder how many schools are aware that there is a law for them to observe Constitution Day? 
“…with the help of support from Senator Robert Byrd, the "Constitution Day" amendment to the Omnibus Spending Bill passed.

Fall Plants At Farmers Market Thursday

on September 16, 2014 - 6:38am


LAFM News:

As the weather starts to cool down and crops and plants start to slow down, vendors at the Los Alamos Farmers Market will begin closing up shop for the season. This week is the final of the season for Joel Daeschel of Cedar Grove Nursery and the last chance to buy his plants this year.

The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday through the end of October in the Los Alamos Library parking lot.

Other products available at the market include: Pork / Honey/ Salad Greens/ Spinach/ Squashes/ Melons/ Pears/ Apples/ Peaches/ Cheeses/Cider Snow Cones/ Roasted

Udall Votes For Equal Pay For Women

on September 15, 2014 - 11:46pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • Disappointed that Republicans again chose to filibuster Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall expressed his disappointment that Republicans again blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.

Although the bill received support from a majority in the Senate, 52-40, it failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to overcome the Republican filibuster. Today's vote was the second time this year that Republicans have filibustered equal pay for equal work.

Udall issued the

Lawsuit Against LANL And Former Emergency Operations Manager Tony Stanford Is Settled

on September 15, 2014 - 11:30pm
Anthony 'Tony' Stanford
Los Alamos Daily Post

Attorney John Day told the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening that the suit he filed in First District Court last December on behalf of Erika and William Gorman against Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Anthony "Tony" R. Stanford has been settled.

"We've reached an agreement and dropped the lawsuit," Day said. "The parties agreed not to discuss the terms of the settlement but I can tell you that the Gormans are extremely happy and very satisfied that it's over."

A LANL spokesperson stated

Los Alamos Walk To Prevent Suicide Sept. 20 At East Park

on September 15, 2014 - 11:35am

Bench Warrant Sweep Collects More Than $140,000 In Child Support

on September 15, 2014 - 11:31am

Gov. Susana Martinez


SANTA FE — For the third year in a row, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the success of New Mexico’s annual child support bench warrant round up, which collected more than $140,000 in unpaid child support.

“Parents have a responsibility to contribute to the upbringing of their children,” Martinez said. “This annual round up continues to show real results for kids and families in improving their economic stability. New Mexico remains committed to providing as many tools as possible to help parents support their children emotionally and financially.”


Pain Free Athlete: Gravity and Back Pain

on September 15, 2014 - 11:11am
Pain Free Athlete
Gravity and Back Pain


Gravity: it’s a constant, unrelenting force pushing down on your body all day long. If you are not vertically aligned against this continuous pressure, not only will you fail to build your bones (Prevent Osteoporosis with Aligned Posture),but you may also suffer back pain.

As I’ve said before, if you are not in vertical alignment, the constant pull of gravity will be sent through your soft tissue instead of through your bones.

Community Invited To United Way Community Campaign Kickoff At Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on September 15, 2014 - 11:08am

COFC News:

The community is invited to a special Business After Hours event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as the United Way of Northern New Mexico kicks off this year’s Community Campaign.

Los Alamos National Bank, Blue Window Bistro and Craig Martin Experience have all joined in to to help celebrate this event. Pajarito Brewpub also will be there.

Heinrich Marks 20 Years Of AmeriCorps

on September 15, 2014 - 10:32am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., is the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate and a member of the National Service Congressional Caucus.

Heinrich is a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. He released the following statement commemorating the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, Sept. 12, 2o14:

"For 20 years, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billon hours of service to strengthen communities across the country, solve problems, and expand economic and educational

LAVA Advises Local Business Owner How To Create Sales Funnel

on September 15, 2014 - 9:46am

Kelley Baer, owner of Pajarito Lactation. Courtesy photo

LAVA News:

As part of the website launch for LACDC’s Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (, LAVA founder Nicholas Seet and Mandy Marksteiner (marketing consultant) met with local entrepreneurs to find out what obstacles they face, and offer support and ideas on how to bring their businesses to the next level.

Last week Seet and Marksteiner met with Kelley Baer, owner of Pajarito Lactation, to discuss how to overcome a problem that many solo professionals face: being in a feast or famine cycle.


Los Alamos County 2nd Most Affordable Wedding Destination Across America

on September 15, 2014 - 9:11am


Getting married is not only one of life’s most exciting experiences, with an average cost of more than $25,000, it’s also one of the most expensive. According to a new NerdWallet study, residents of Los Alamos County may be better off – they live in the second most affordable place to have a wedding in the nation.



Everyone knows weddings are expensive, but they don’t have to be.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners Dedicate Orchard Area

on September 15, 2014 - 8:26am

The Los Alamos Master Gardeners Association recently dedicated a new orchard area within the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden. Terracing of the area at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue was an Eagle Scout project of Christopher Rose, Troop 22.  The area has been christened 'Martha’s Orchard' in honor of Master Gardener and orchardist extraordinaire Martha Davis, center front. The orchard will feature a number of varieties of fruits adapted to the Los Alamos county climate. Courtesy/LAC Extension Service

Los Alamos Master Gardeners. Courtesy/LAC Extension Service



LANL: Collaboration Drives Achievement In Protein Structure Research

on September 15, 2014 - 8:10am

Thomas Terwilliger. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Computational analysis key to structural understanding of molecular machine that targets viral DNA

When this week’s print issue of the journal Science comes out, a collective cheer will go up from New Mexico, Montana and even the Netherlands, thanks to the type of collaborative effort that is more and more the norm in these connected times.

Yes, the research was brilliant, and if we’re lucky, it will produce innovations in biology, medicine, biotechnology and agriculture.

Hawk Cross Country Boys Claim Top Four Spots At ATC Invite For Team Win, Girls Place Third

on September 15, 2014 - 8:05am
Hawk Cross Country Boys Team claimed the top four spots Saturday at the ATC Invite. Photo by Blake Wood
Hawks Girls Cross Country Team placed a strong 3rd place finish at Saturday's ATC Invite. Photo by Blake Wood

In a race of more than 130 athletes at the ATC Everybody Invite Saturday, the Los Alamos Middle School boys cross country team claimed the top four spots individually, leading to a commanding team win.  

Jevon Montoya was the individual boys winner, followed by Shawn Williams (2nd), Duncan Fuehne (3rd) and Elijah Velasquez (4th).

The Los Alamos Middle School

Visit Raul Rodriguez Of S&J Farm At Thursday's Market

on September 15, 2014 - 7:33am

Raul Rodriguez of S&J Farm in El Guique



I recently visited Raul Rodriguez at his S&J Farm in El Guique just north of Espanola. After crossing the Chama River, his farm is about four miles to the turn off into the valley where El Guique sits among the trees that line the river basin.

S&J Farm is nestled in a community filled with small backyard gardens and farms. Cornfields are everywhere you look, along with all the rock formations that line this side of the river.

Raul and his wife live in a house that sits at the edge of the local irrigation ditch, just a

Santa Fe Pharmacist Charles Vandiver Discusses Drugs That Can Cause Hearing Loss

on September 15, 2014 - 6:28am


SANTA FE Could the prescription drugs you take to stay healthy and cure diseases hurt your hearing? Absolutely.

The September meeting of the Santa Fe Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will feature Charles Vandiver, R.Ph, PH.C. The local pharmacist will discuss ototoxic medications, drugs that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus or aggravate existing conditions. Participants are invited to bring lists of their medications for personal advice. 

The meeting is free and open to all. No reservations are required. The meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.