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Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday @ Ashley Pond

on April 14, 2014 - 12:42pm


Meet New LAHS Principal 4:30-6 p.m. Today

on April 14, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host a meet and greet 4:30-6 p.m. today with incoming Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist for students and parents in the lobby of the high school.

Dr. Belew-Nyquist, who officially begins her duties July 1, will be in Los Alamos through Wednesday. She will meet with staff and students several times during these days and with the Board of Education Tuesday evening. 

Dr. Belew-Nyquist of Silverdale, Wash., was selected for the principal position following an extensive national search.


NMSARC Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference

on April 14, 2014 - 11:46am



The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) is hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers April 25-27 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque.

More than 100 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma are attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.

The three-day conference also has vendors, featuring the latest in search and rescue gear, communications equipment and performance clothing, a silent auction

Craig Martin Experience Plays Blue Window Saturday

on April 14, 2014 - 11:11am
Craig Martin Experience takes to the hills. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

CME News:

Jazz returns to the Blue Window Bistro at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19 when Los Alamos’ Craig Martin Experience (CME) starts the place jumping.

After a couple laid-back shows in March, the band is preparing a set of hard bop and fusion tunes from jazz’s most popular years in the 1960s.

“Hard bop classics have fast tempos, Latin rhythms, or irresistible grooves,” band leader Craig Martin said.


Solo Traveler: Mexico’s Native Music

on April 14, 2014 - 11:07am
The gazebo in San Cristóbal de las Casas where marimba concerts take place almost every night. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Solo Traveler: Mexico’s Native Music

The marimba was supposedly invented in Chiapas and the city of Chiapa de Corzo is the Marimba Capital of the World. It hosts a school for musicians and a workshop where traditional marimba construction is taught.

It is the music of Chiapas. Over the years there have been many compositions composed specifically for the instrument, though any lively piece of music can be played on it.

Free Paper Shredding at RE/MAX Saturday!

on April 14, 2014 - 10:58am


Shiny Quantum Dots Brighten Future of Solar Cells

on April 14, 2014 - 8:26am

Quantum dot LSC devices under ultraviolet illumination. Courtesy/LANL

This schematic shows how the quantum dots are embedded in the plastic matrix and capture sunlight to improve solar panel efficiency. Courtesy/LANL

NNSA News:

  • Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy.

United Church of Los Alamos Moves into Phase 2 of Facility Revitalization

on April 14, 2014 - 8:06am
The Building Committee of The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road, is hosting an informational Open House today, Monday, April 14, regarding the outside accessibility upgrades about to begin at its 67-year location.  
The Open House is 5:30-7 p.m., and especially for nearby neighbors, but the greater community also is invited to see the drawings and chat with the architect and contractor as well as members of the United Church Building Committee.
Work will begin soon to enlarge drop-off parking, enhance traffic flow around the multi-building facility,

Beer Co-op Hosts Five Course Dinner

on April 14, 2014 - 7:50am

Yang: Those Little Annoying Things In Our Daily Life Can Add Up

on April 14, 2014 - 7:48am
Those Little Annoying Things In Our Daily Life Can Add Up

For instance, if the phone computerized recording tells me, “Remember, you must first dial ‘1’,” why couldn’t a program have been written that just inserts the “1” automatically? Or, when I key in my library ID number, with spaces as it appears on my card, I get, “please do not use space.” Then, why do you issue the card with the spaces (or, why not program to accommodate or ignore the “spaces”)? I am computer illiterate, so I am sure I miss nuances about programming.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

on April 14, 2014 - 7:46am


'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie poster. Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is entertaining for those of us who, due to familial or marital commitments, must accompany someone we love to movies in the comic book/superhero genre.

After sitting through all the "pow, boom, splat" as we call it at our house, one does come out of the film taking the advice of SHIELD Director Nick Fury, "Trust no one.” If you take this kind of movie too seriously, the world will feel much less safe as you leave the theater.

In this installment,

Lost Los Alamos Juvenile Hiker Found Safe Near Red Dot Trail in White Rock This Afternoon

on April 13, 2014 - 6:03pm

Los Alamos Fire Department Rescue vehicles line up near the Red Dot Trailhead this afternoon in search of a young hiker who became lost. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

A 15-year old Los Alamos girl reported lost earlier this afternoon in White Rock Canyon off the Red Dot Trail has been located through the coordinated search and rescue efforts and quick response of Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments.

The girl, whose identity has not been released, sustained a minor injury that is not life-threatening.

Local Movie Extra Recounts Positive Experience

on April 13, 2014 - 10:30am
Jennifer McDonald of White Rock dressed for her role in "Outlaw Prophet." Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

White Rock resident Jennifer McDonald was cast last week in the movie "Outlaw Prophet" as one of the wives of Warren Jeffs, the leader of a Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist sect.

She filmed Tuesday and Wednesday on a set at Ghost Ranch. Speculation had surrounded the movie as it was being shot earlier this month in a Pajarito Acres home.

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Benefit Saturday Night

on April 13, 2014 - 10:19am
Jimmy Stadler rocked the Posse Lodge with his band Saturday night in a benefit concert for the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Couples take to the floor at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the Sheriff's Posse keep a watchful eye on the festivities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Jimmy Stadler Band, bass player David Toland, drummer Craig Neil and lead singer Jimmy Stadler on guitar and keyboard, played everything from George Strait to the Stones Saturday night. Photo by Bonnie J.

AT Tax Time Don’t Forget How Corporate Income Tax Breaks Impact Your Tax Bill

on April 13, 2014 - 10:11am
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst
New Mexico Voices for Children

In mid-April, as we prepare our income tax returns, it’s likely we equate the amount of tax we owe with how much money we make and how many deductions we can take.

In truth, what we pay in all taxes, including income taxes, is dependent on many other variables, such as how much—or how little—profitable corporations are paying.

Corporate America is very good at lowering its income tax bills.

View Rare Glimpse of Antarctica Through National Geographic Lens 7 p.m. Thursday at PEEC

on April 13, 2014 - 9:58am

Stephen Becker of Los Alamos stands in front of the National Geographic Explorer. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

It was the trip of a lifetime. Last November, Los Alamos local Stephen Becker embarked on the National Geographic Explorer ship to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and Antarctica. 

During this voyage, National Geographic photographers produced a 50-minute video showing some of the trip highlights. Becker will show the video, and talk about the trip in a program at 7 a.m. at PEEC Thursday, April 17. Join Becker and PEEC for a rare glimpse of this remote region.

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NNSA’s Nevada Field Office Transfers ACAVs to FBI

on April 13, 2014 - 9:43am

NNSA's Nevada Field Office recently transferred two Advanced Concept Armored Vehicles to the local FBI office in Nevada. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

  • Transfer provides cost avoidance of $474,000

LAS VEGAS – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nevada Field Office recently transferred two Advanced Concept Armored Vehicles (ACAVs) to The Department of Justice’s local FBI office in Nevada.

The transfer created $474,000 in savings to the government as the NFO security force no longer had a mission need for the specialized and expensive tactical vehicles.

Luján to Highlight Importance of STEM Education

on April 13, 2014 - 9:29am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District will highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education during a number of stops across northern New Mexico this week on a STEM Tour. 

Luján will meet with students, educators and other stakeholders to discuss the need to encourage students to pursue an education in STEM at a young age and the opportunities available in STEM fields.

County Extension Office Pruning Workshop April 19

on April 13, 2014 - 9:27am


Los Alamos County is holding a pruning workshop at 10 a.m., April 19 in the Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge.

County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez will lead the workshop.

Everyone is invited to attend and there is no charge for the event. Bring along pruning clippers and gloves, if available.

It's a good idea to wear a long sleeve shirt or jacket ... thorns can be hard on the skin.

Nature Center Groundbreaking Ceremony 4 p.m. April 22

on April 13, 2014 - 9:17am

Conceptual design of the Nature Center to be built on Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEEC


The Los Alamos County Council will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the project site, 2600 Canyon Road, north of the Aquatic Center.

The public is invited to attend this event, which will be jointly hosted with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). PEEC has been selected as the contractor who will operate the Nature Center and provide programs to the public.

The Nature Center is planned to be approximately 6,000 square feet and

Chiravalle: New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

on April 13, 2014 - 8:54am

New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

Candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43

I hear the owners of businesses of New Mexico District 43 echoing the same message, “I am a small business person who is over taxed and over regulated.”

Small businesses are the innovation centers of our communities and the engines of our economy. However, Democratic leadership in our state legislature has not produced the results needed to move New Mexico businesses forward.

Politicians do not create jobs they often create obstacles.

Jemez Springs Earth Day Celebration April 25-27

on April 13, 2014 - 8:45am

Creole Nouvelle Opens For Dinner Thursday

on April 13, 2014 - 8:14am

Owner Ester Lucchini, right, of Creole Nouvelle with Donna Johnson announce that the restaurant will begin serving dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chamisa School Street Resurfaced Saturday

on April 13, 2014 - 8:08am

The drive through area in front of Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock is resurfaced Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Forsythia - A Sure Sign of Spring

on April 13, 2014 - 7:46am

Nothing lights up the spring landscape like forsythia spotted Saturday in the yard of a home on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost