Skip directly to content

FIRST Robotics Los Alamos Open House Thursday

on November 12, 2014 - 12:21pm

Review: On My Own, New Autobiography By Dimas Chávez Beginning In Los Alamos

on November 12, 2014 - 12:02pm
Dimas Chavez
On My Own
Los Alamos

Editor's note: This is a book review by Joyce Joslin Wolff who went to school with Dimas Chávez from 1944 through their graduation from Los Alamos High School in 1955. They shared teachers and experiences those many years.

It was 1943. A 6-year-old Dimas Chávez and his family from Torreon, New Mexico wound their way up the front hill road to make their home in Los Alamos. As the Manhattan Project was top secret they had little idea what living on the isolated Pajarito Plateau would be like. 

On My Own, a new autobiography

Recruitment Firm Visiting Los Alamos To Gather Community Input For LAPS Superintendent Search

on November 12, 2014 - 11:09am
Stanley Paz of Ray and Associates Tucson office spoke to the Los Alamos School Board via Skype at Monday's Special Meeting. Paz will be one of the firm's representatives in Los Alamos next week to gather community input for the firm's efforts to locate the best possible candidates for LAPS superintendent. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and Vice President Kevin Honnell discuss the scheduling of Community Townhall meetings with Ray and Associates representatives.

Con Alma Awards Grants In 17 Counties, Two Tribal Communities

on November 12, 2014 - 11:01am


SANTA FE - Con Alma Health Foundation announced today it is awarding $475,000 in grants to nonprofits that work toward sustainable changes that improve New Mexicans' health.

The state's only private foundation dedicated solely to health is providing four $50,000 multi-year grants and more than a dozen small grants to communities across New Mexico. The grants include $150,000 to 14 nonprofits that serve people in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between Con Alma and the Hospital Auxiliary for the Los Alamos Medical Center, called the

Taos Man Charged With Trafficking Controlled Substance

on November 12, 2014 - 10:23am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police officers were sent to assist New Mexico State Probation and Parole officers Nov. 7 at a residence on Camino De Albino in Taos County.

State Police were informed that the officers where conducting a home visit at Daniel Herrera Jr.’s residence. During the visit, the officers and New Mexico State Police officers found items consistent with the trafficking of suspected cocaine and heroin; including scales, records, drug sale ledgers, cell phones, U.S. currency, a digital recorder and various other Items. 

Daniel Herrera Jr., 41, was arrested on the

LAMS Students Thank Those Who Served In U.S. Military

on November 12, 2014 - 10:08am
Handmade cards from Los Alamos Middle School students were delivered to the Elk’s Lodge, the VFW, the American Legion, Aspen Ridge and Sombrillo on Veterans Day for a special thank you to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Holiday Season Begins With NMDT-PC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

on November 12, 2014 - 10:04am
Indiana Warrior as Clara in 'The Nutcracker.' Photo by Rebecca Cai


New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”

This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which the Nutcracker and she meet many interesting characters.

Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include: Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King,

Report: Half Of NM Families With Young Children Are Low Income

on November 12, 2014 - 9:57am

NMVC News:
  • Casey report recommends connecting families with early education services

ALBUQUERQUE—More than half of New Mexico families with children under age eight are low-income. A new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the challenges faced by the 10 million families nationwide who are just trying to make ends meet. The report looks at two-generation solutions, meaning they address the needs of both the young children and their working parents.

“The early years in a child’s life are so critical to shaping that child’s future,” said Veronica C.


Contra Dance Has Come To Los Alamos!

on November 12, 2014 - 9:37am

Contra Dancing. Courtesy photo

Contra Dancing. Courtesy photo

LARC News:

The community is invited to participate in a Contra Dance event Monday, Nov. 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos.

A lesson will be given at 7 p.m., followed by dancing 7:30-10 p.m. The caller is Katherine Bueler and music is by the "Bo y Yo" Band. No partner is required and beginners are welcome.

This event is sponsored by LARC Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation and Aspen Ridge. An $8 donation per person is requested, which goes to benefit Friends of the Senior Center.

What is

State Of LGBT Equality In Five New Mexico Cities

on November 12, 2014 - 8:49am

Municipal Equality Index. Courtesy/HRC

HRC News:

  • Many municipalities extend vital protections to their LGBT citizens and employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including five in New Mexico.

The 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy, shows that cities across the country, including New Mexico, continue

Letter to the Editor: DPU Fixed Service Fee Proposal Misguided

on November 12, 2014 - 8:31am
Los Alamos

We are one of the 36 households or businesses in Los Alamos that have purchased solar panels to generate electricity. Recently, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has put out information suggesting that electricity generated by the County’s solar panel owners provides miniscule benefits to the community while unfairly burdening other customers. One Board of Public Utilities member was quoted in the Monitor as saying that being carbon neutral is not in the best interest of the ratepayers.

We disagree completely with this statement.

100 Supercomputers Later, Los Alamos High-Performance Computing Still Supports National Security Mission

on November 12, 2014 - 8:17am

LANL News:
  • Lab’s supercomputing capability core to proud legacy, bold future

From the 1952 MANIAC to Bonanza deployed just this month, Los Alamos National Laboratory has deployed 100 supercomputers in the last 60 years – a showcase of high-performance computing history.

“The computing capability in our data centers in any given year dwarfs what was there 10 years before,” said Randal Rheinheimer of the High Performance Computing division, “and Los Alamos has been on that curve for 60 years.”

The Los Alamos computers deployed along the way include the MANIAC II, which started its nearly

This Week at the Reel Deal

on November 12, 2014 - 7:24am
Reel Deal Theater  

Reel Deal Tuesday’s are back! All movies, all day Tuesday, are only $6.50! Holidays, winter and summer break excluded.

This Friday we are opening St. Vincent and Laggies. We will hold Big Hero 6 and Interstellar for another week.

Book of Life and Nightcrawler will end this Thursday.

We tried to get a print of Dumb and Dumber To but we didn’t make the cut. If it turns out to be a good film we’ll try and get it for a one-week run in the near future.

Movie poster for 'St. Vincent.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

St. Vincent:  Maggie (McCarthy), a

Atomic Tumblers Open Gymnastics Season In Taos

on November 12, 2014 - 7:21am


Four teams competed Saturday, Oct. 11 in the New Mexico season opener for USA Gymnastics. High Altitude Athletics of Taos played host to Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, and Gold Cup of Albuquerque. Ninety - two gymnasts competed in the day’s activities.

Xcel Platinum Results:

Ashley Bustos, of Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers had the highest score of the day with a 36.75. Ashley competed in the Xcel Platinum division, the highest division in the meet.

Small Business Saturday Profile: SPAesthetics

on November 12, 2014 - 7:20am

Tana of SPA

esthetics holds a Small Business Saturday sign for her business. Courtesy photo


SPAesthetics is a state of the art skin care medispa right here in Los Alamos. SPAesthetics specializes in advanced skin care treatments that focus on:

  • Complete Skin Rejuvenation utilizing hydra-dermabrasion technology and the HydraFacial™ treatment
  • Collagen Resurfacing using radio heat waves and the Pellevé treatment
  • Treatments of Hyper Pigmentation utilizing infrared light therapy
  • Advanced Medical grade peels targeting specific skin needs
  • Adult and Teen Acne Treatments and in-home

How the Hen House Turns: A Mothering Instinct During WWII

on November 12, 2014 - 7:19am
How the Hen House Turns
A Mothering Instinct During WWII
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

In the spring of 1943 we moved seven miles, from San Leandro. Calif., to an apricot orchard on Madeiros Avenue. It lay on 40 acres of rolling hills just outside the city limits of Hayward.

Those were the days when my mirror was telling me that 6-year-olds have big ears that stick out in front of braids that are never long enough.

Los Alamos Subway Scheduled For Nov. 25 Opening

on November 12, 2014 - 6:54am

Los Alamos Subway owner Larry Singh told the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday that he intends to open his new restaurant near 15th Street and Central Avenue Nov. 25. 'We're down to cleaning and putting everything in order and we will open in two weeks,' Singh said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The parking lot in front of the new Subway is being resurfaced. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Subway owner Larry Singh, left, helps paint over the beige trim on his new restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team Recruitment/Registration Night Dec. 4

on November 12, 2014 - 6:50am

Courtesy photo


The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team is hosting a Recruitment/Registration Night at 7 p.m., Dec. 4 at 2087 47th St. for anyone interested in joining the team. 

The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team is a traveling competitive ski and snowboard team in which boys and girls of all ages compete in Rail Jams, Slopestyle Contests and Slalom/Giant Slalom/Boardercross/Skiercross Races.

 To learn more, visit

Los Alamos Ski Club Informational Meeting Wednesday

on November 11, 2014 - 8:59pm

Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Courtesy photo

LASC News:

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Ski Club Board of Directors and other members (2013-2014 and current), and interested parties for an informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.

A social will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Items to be discussed:

  • State of Pajarito Mountain Operations
  • Transition Update and Timeline
  • Water Update
  • Financial and Pass Sales Information
  • Subcommittee Formation on Future Club and LASC History
  • State of Ski Patrol
  • Transition of Marketing
  • Future of

Police Release More Details On Monday's Fatal Crash

on November 11, 2014 - 1:19pm

The 22-year-old driver of this 18-wheeler died after the truck left the roadway on N.M. 4 Monday and rolled over several times. Courtesy photo

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the driver and only occupant of the 18-wheeler involved in Monday's fatal crash on N.M. 4 is Garrick Frank, 22, of Fort Wingate, N.M.

Frank was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. It has been determined during the course of the investigation that his 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

LAPD Commander Preston Ballew explained in a news

Sustained Winds Postpone Valles Caldera Prescribed Burn

on November 11, 2014 - 1:14pm

VCNP News:

Today’s prescribed burn scheduled for the Valle Grande on the Valles Caldera National Preserve has been postponed.

Sustained winds prevented the late morning scheduled ignition and are not expected to dissipate in time to complete the project today. Therefore, the prescribed burn is postponed and will be rescheduled for a date later in the season when conditions permit.


Sofia Enriquez Wins CROP Walk Logo Contest

on November 11, 2014 - 12:54pm
Sofia Enriquez with her winning logo design. Courtesy photo


Sofia Enriquez has won the logo contest for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot. Her design will adorn scores of new t-shirts to be worn by all who walk or run the course Nov. 23.

The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos for many years. Each year a contest is held inviting all Los Alamos fourth through sixth graders to submit designs for the walk/run t-shirt.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Nu 2 U Consignment & Gifts

on November 11, 2014 - 12:49pm

The sign at Nu2U with a Small Business Saturday flyer. Courtesy photo


Nu 2 U is a gift and consignment shop in Los Alamos. The Nu 2 U vendor team of local entrepreneurs strives to provide shoppers with opportunities to purchase quality items at reasonable prices.

Nu 2 U Consignments is a division of Atomic City Designs, LLC, devoted to offering affordable, quality items to the northern New Mexico community through a team of forward-thinking entrepreneurs. It is a Christian-owned business that offers a wide variety of quality goods coupled to affordable photographic services.


Valles Caldera Chief Scientist Speaks On Las Conchas Fire Effects

on November 11, 2014 - 12:38pm


In a talk geared to general audiences, Chief Scientist at the Valles Caldera Preserve Dr. Robert Parmenter, will describe the impacts of the Las Conchas Fire of 2011 on birds, big game, small mammals, plants, insects, fish, water quality and more.

The Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (September-November and February-April) on topics ranging from wildlife to conservation issues to outdoors enjoyment, in New Mexico and worldwide.

The November meeting is 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at


Governor Appoints Brigadier General Jack Fox Cabinet Secretary Of NM Department Of Veterans Services

on November 11, 2014 - 12:37pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Susana Martinez announced today that New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Cabinet Secretary Tim Hale will leave his post. Hale has served as DVS cabinet secretary since 2011 and is leaving after nearly four years of service to New Mexico veterans.

Martinez has appointed retired Brigadier General Jack Fox to succeed Hale as DVS cabinet secretary. Fox brings a long and distinguished military career to the department.

“Secretary Hale has served New Mexico’s veterans well,” Martinez said.