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Jemez Mountain 26-Mile Trail Sale Oct. 17-18

on September 30, 2015 - 7:35am
Last year's Jemez Mountain Trail Sale. Courtesy/

JEMEZ SPRINGS—The longest yard sale in New Mexico – the 12th annual “Jemez Mountain Trail Sale” Oct. 17 and 18 – will give bargain shoppers and antique lovers a chance to find new and used treasures while enjoying the priceless view of the fall colors, at its peak, along a scenic 26-mile stretch of the Jemez Mountain Trail.

Though the actual 163-mile Jemez Mountain Trail extends from the town of Bernalillo to Bandelier National Park, the 26-mile Jemez Mountain Trail Sale begins at the village of San


NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows On Present Day Mars

on September 30, 2015 - 7:32am
NASA News:
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present day Mars.

Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons.

Chicken On The Loose In White Rock

on September 30, 2015 - 7:14am

This chicken was spotted recently pecking its way across the front lawn of a home on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Concordia Santa Fe's Wind Orchestra Presents 'At The Museum' Oct. 25

on September 30, 2015 - 6:59am
Concordia Santa Fe's Wind Orchestra presents "At the Museum," a program featuring the latest wind arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 
The 40-member ensemble will present this exciting new adaptation of the landmark work, along with Norman Dello Joio's similarly-themed piece, Scenes from "The Louvre," under the direction of guest conductor Steven Davis of the University of Missouri  Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted at the door. Program starts at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at St.

Moniz On Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

on September 30, 2015 - 6:52am
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Secretary Of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement on the occasion of the 2015 conference on facilitating entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty:
"In 1992, the United States government voluntarily implemented a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing—a policy that has been observed ever since, by four presidential administrations, both Democrat and Republican. 
"Four years later, the United States was the first country to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when it

Talks Target Redrock Canyon Country Issue

on September 30, 2015 - 6:39am
Monument Arch. Photo by James Kay
PEEC News:
The redrock canyon country of southern Utah is one of most stunningly beautiful landscapes on this planet, containing spectacular geologic formations, amazing cliff dwellings and rock art of ancient peoples, and world class hiking, climbing, rafting and biking. Yet most of this magnificent region lies unprotected. And this year, the future of Utah's redrock hangs in the balance.

The Utah delegation is poised to introduce public lands legislation for the entire eastern half of Utah, which may diminish, rather than increase, protection for

Two Great Art Events Oct. 16-18: Part 5

on September 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
Magician by Gordon McDonough. 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. 16. Samples of all artists' work will be on display throughout the weekend in the Pajarito Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

Marmot On The Move In Los Alamos

on September 29, 2015 - 4:13pm

Marguerite McClay of Los Alamos captured a Yellow Bellied Marmot on her Critter Cam that was strolling around her yard. PEEC reports that this is the first sighting of the animal in the Jemez region in something like 50 years. The species lives in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, but had not been in the Jemez Mountains in many years. Another marmot was spotted in the Valle Caldera in recent weeks. Photo by Marguerite McClay

Staff Report

Marmots are large squirrels in the genus Marmota, of which there are 15 species.

FBI Seeks Woman With Colorful Backpack Who Attempted To Rob Albuquerque Bank

on September 29, 2015 - 4:02pm
FBI News:
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a woman with a colorful backpack who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo bank inside a Smith’s grocery store in northeast Albuquerque Saturday, Sept. 26.
The suspect is described as an African-American woman in her early 20s, approximately 5’5” to 5’6” tall, with a thin build and long dark hair with blonde highlights. She wore a long-sleeve olive green T-shirt, blue jeans, a camouflage boonie hat, and carried a backpack with letters of the alphabet and yellow, orange, blue and black squares on it.
Witnesses said the

NNSA Partnership Successfully Removes All Remaining HEU From Uzbekistan

on September 29, 2015 - 3:50pm
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, DC  Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the successful return of the final 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the IIN-3M “Foton” research reactor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Russia.
This is the eighth shipment of HEU from Uzbekistan since 2004 and marks the removal of all HEU from the country.
Since the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return program began in 2002, DOE/NNSA has collaborated with the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Federal Center

This Week At Farmers Market Oct. 1

on September 29, 2015 - 3:49pm
LAFM News:
Look and see what's at Farmers Market this week:
Chiles, peppers, egg plant, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, carrots, ungraded eggs, cheeses, apples, grapes, honey, honey sticks, weavings, pickled cucumbers and beets, jams, vinegars, pork, beef, garlic, onions, sharpening service, kettle corn, plants, cut flowers, kohl robi, green beans, potatoes, corn, apple cider, cider snowcones, coffee, breakfast rolls, tarts, breads, tortillas, sprouts, pea and mung bean, sage decorations, goat milk soap, soaps, lavender body products, pies, fruit breads, herb breads, sauces, chard, beets,

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In October

on September 29, 2015 - 3:47pm
STATE News: 

New Mexico State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of October.

These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising.

These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into friends and families.

Letter To The Editor: Donations Pour In Following Theft At Los Alamos Historical Museum

on September 29, 2015 - 9:45am
Executive Director
Los Alamos Historical Society

By now many of your readers may know that a theft occurred at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Friday, Sept. 25.

The good news is no one was hurt and no objects were taken from the museum. However, we did have a beautifully crafted, wooden donation box—made by one of our volunteers—which was torn apart, and the cash donations inside were stolen.

The theft received a significant amount of attention on social media over the weekend, and the response from the community, both far and near, has been tremendous.


8th Annual 2015 "505" Basketball Elite Skills Clinic & 5th Annual Top 100 Showcase

on September 29, 2015 - 9:44am
The 8th Annual 2015 "505" Basketball Elite Skills Clinics & New Mexico Top 100 Showcase is Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18 in Albuquerque.
There are two Basketball Elite Skills Clinics this year. You can attend both clinics by paying for both clinics or just attend one clinic. David Nurse, NBA and World Basketball skills/shooting trainer will be there. 
Camp includes: the ultimate college basketball practice experience! Developing high level shooting, awards, dynamic scoring, play-making, elite offensive skills and everything it takes to take your game to the next level! 

Obituary: Bert Thomas Tiano, Sr. Aug. 26, 1916 – Sept. 12, 2015

on September 29, 2015 - 8:56am

BERT THOMAS TIANO, SR. Aug. 26, 1916 – Sept. 12, 2015

On September 12, 2015, Bert Tiano passed away peacefully after a vibrant 99-year life. 

Bert was born on August 26, 1916, in Berwind, Colorado. He was the seventh of nine children born to Antonio Tiano and Elisa Della Valle. All through his life he was extremely close to his siblings. He was preceded in death by Joe, Rose, Mary, Tom, John, Beth, and Joyce; his sister, Virginia Flores, lives in California.

Bert moved to Santa Fe as a child, and completed high school there, although he spent much of his spare time at the pool hall where


Chamisa Elementary School Summer Reading Raffle Winners Claim Their Prizes

on September 29, 2015 - 8:40am
Winners of the Chamisa Elementary Summer Reading Raffle pose with their prizes. Every year, the Masons from Pajarito Lodge #66 help Chamisa students celebrate their summer reading by donating two e-readers and two bicycles for the annual raffle. For every 100 minutes that students read over the summer, they receive a raffle ticket.

Hill Stompers At Smith's Marketplace Sunday

on September 29, 2015 - 8:11am
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers at the band's 15th birthday party. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


The Los Alamos Hill Stompers will be performing on the patio at Smith's Marketplace at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The community is invited to enjoy a sneak preview of the special show that the group will play at Honk Fest in Boston over Columbus Day weekend.

"Several members of the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, our mother band in Atlanta, will join us in Boston," band member Kandace Favorite said. "We have added some of their tunes to our repertoire.

How The Hen House Turns: Nesting

on September 29, 2015 - 8:08am
How the Hen House Turns

David Attenborough has hosted a special on PBS called “Animal Dwellings”, which reminds us that we are not alone in needing shelter or knowing how to construct it.

Beavers do a fine job of building dams and water lodges that contain a vented family room, a mud room, and a moat to protect it all.

But it is the birds that practice a wide variety of specialized architectural skills.

Director Pat MacDonald Is Creative Genius Behind ‘Young Frankenstein’

on September 29, 2015 - 8:05am
Patrick MacDonald roller skates blindfolded in 'The Drowsy Chaperone'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Thanks to the creative genius of Patrick MacDonald as director and choreographer, the local community will enjoy the musical comedy “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein” over the next two weekends.

Gretchen Amstutz adds her talent and expertise as musical director.

McDonald has acted, sung, directed and choreographed in many productions since moving to Los Alamos more than 10 years ago.

Gabriel Baca On Many Opportunities At UNM-LA

on September 29, 2015 - 7:58am
Gabriel Baca speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at a recent meeting. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Gabriel C. Baca—University of New Mexico-Los Alamos program manager for Adult Basic Education, Community Education, and Customized Training—visited Kiwanis recently to provide a summary of the many opportunities that UNM-LA offers to prospective students.

Baca, who joined UNM-LA last December, is a relative newcomer, and he lives in Chamita, just north of Española. However, he has a special reason to feel an affinity to Los Alamos.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Intern’

on September 29, 2015 - 7:55am

“The Intern” stars two of our better contemporary actors, Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, as a retired businessman and the successful founder of an online start up.

The send up is that De Niro’s 70-year-old character, Ben Whittaker, needing something more to do with his life, applies and gets accepted for a “senior intern” program at (Hathaway’s much younger character) Jules Ostin’s company.

Movie poster for 'The Intern." Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

The tag line for the film, “Experience never gets old,” is descriptive of the plot.

Laugh And Cry At 'Nebraska'

on September 29, 2015 - 7:50am
Movie poster for 'Nebraska.' Courtesy photo




Would you look at a senile, drunk, limping old man any differently if you found out he was a millionaire?


In “Nebraska” (2013, rated R), screening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library, Woody (Bruce Dern) believes he has won a million dollars. His wife Kate (June Squibb) and adult children know it’s a scam, but his son David (Will Forte) agrees to drive him some 850 miles to pick up the check.


The greatness of this film isn’t its plot, which is pretty straight-forward.

Teatro Paraguas Presents ‘Yemaya’s Belly’

on September 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A scene from 'Yemaya's Belly,' opening Oct. 8 at Teatro Paraguas. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe's Teatro Paraguas presents Yemaya’s Belly, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, opening Oct. 8 for a three week run under the direction of Alix Hudson.

Yemaya’s Belly, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is the story of a boy, Jesus, (played by Kana Gaines), and his relation to his family, manhood and the ocean.

LAHS XC At Albuquerque Academy Meet Results

on September 28, 2015 - 11:53pm

Plenty of elbows are thrown at the start of the Boys JV race for the LAHS Cross Country team Friday at the Albuquerque Academy Meet. On the front line for the 'Toppers are Brandon Bao and Kai Coblentz. Photo by Blake Wood

Maddy Foley and Sophia Galvez toe the line in the Girls Varsity race. Galvez and Foley went 1-2 overall to anchor a 2nd place finish by the Girls Varsity team against very strong competition. Photo by Blake Wood

The Boys Varsity team give a cheer before their race. Photo by Blake Wood

From left, Katie Delgado, Pippa Chadwick, and Ashlyn Baker sprint for the finish in the