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Letter to the Editor: Thanks For Help After I Ditched My Motorcycle Involuntarily

on October 12, 2014 - 1:17pm

Los Alamos

On Monday, Oct. 6, I ended up ditching my motorcycle involuntarily, due to a flat tire. I wish to thank several motorists; in particular, two gentlemen, who stopped and stayed until the emergency personal had arrived.

Fortunately for me, my injuries could have been much worse; I never lost consciousness, and my cell phone even worked, despite being drug through the dirt. So, I was able to call for assistance; however, the two men stopped, got my bike up, and made sure I wasn't more seriously hurt.

In the confusion of LAPD, LAFD arriving, even though I did ask their


SFI: 'Confidence Sharing: An Economic Strategy For Efficient Information Flows In Animal Groups'

on October 12, 2014 - 1:16pm

Amos Korman

SFI News

The Santa Fe Institute will host a seminar, “Confidence Sharing: An Economic Strategy for Efficient Information Flows in Animal Groups" by Amos Korman (CNRS) at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Collins Conference Room at SFI, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe. The SFI host is Michael Lachmann.

Abstract.  Social animals may share information to obtain a more complete and accurate picture of their surroundings.

Letter to the Editor: With Dog Ownership, Comes Responsibility

on October 12, 2014 - 1:02pm
Los Alamos

Its unfortunate when citizens have to petition the government for a redress of grievances as simple as asking a neighbor to control their dog, but civilization in Los Alamos seems to have come to that.

In our case, we have few problems with incessant barking, but I have, on occasion, walked to the street to get the morning paper and barely avoided a “soft landing” on something left on the sidewalk by a neighbor walking his or her dog.

It should go without saying that good citizenship means cleaning up after your dog when it drops a reminder of its presence in


Dr. Donald J. Dudziak Honored With Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award

on October 12, 2014 - 12:46pm

American Nuclear Society honors Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Emeritus Dr. Donald J. Dudziak. Courtesy photo

ANS News:

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. – For his 50 years of service, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) has awarded Dr. Donald J. Dudziak the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes Dr. Dudziak’s half-century of contributions to research, development, education and mentoring related to radiation shielding and protection.

“Outstanding professionals such as Dr.

Letter to the Editor: DPU/BPU Consistently Honest

on October 12, 2014 - 12:13pm
Los Alamos

In the 42 years that I have lived in Los Alamos County, the only department and body that have always been consistently above board, open and honest with the citizens of Los Alamos are the Utilities Department and the Utilities Board. 

That's a lot more than I can say for any of the County Councils or their spokesmen.



Central Avenue Improvements Project Set For Completion By Oct. 31

on October 12, 2014 - 11:52am

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/


The contractor anticipates reaching substantial completion of the Central Avenue Improvements Project on or before Oct. 31.

The project area is on Central Avenue from 15th Street to Oppenheimer and Oppenheimer from Trinity north to the library driveway, ending at the entrance to the west parking lot. Improvements include mill and overlay of asphalt, upgrade all sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, one additional crosswalk, concrete pedestrian crossings, tree removal and replacement, changes to planters, and

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Oct. 13

on October 12, 2014 - 11:51am


Road Construction Update: Oct. 13

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: The below information is based on schedule information provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 2:

46th /47th Streets off Sandia is scheduled to be paved Monday and Tuesday, followed by manhole/valve adjustments in the roadway.

Letter to the Editor: The Utilities Issue

on October 12, 2014 - 10:39am
Los Alamos

With all the viewpoints pro and con regarding the utilities issue, it appears to me that John Arrowsmith, in his Oct. 9 letter to the Los Alamos Daily Post, zeroes in on the basic issue concerning the proposed change to Article 5 of the County charter: how much autonomy should the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) have. Right now it is a semi-independent entity. The proposed change to the charter could adversely affect its operation. Other former heads of the DPU concur.



Board of Adjustment Hears Structure Waiver Request Monday

on October 12, 2014 - 10:29am

BOA News:

Monday Oct. 13, the Los Alamos County Board of Adjustment (BOA) will meet in Council Chambers to hear a case involving a waiver for an accessory structure.

The subject property is at 121 Verde Ridge in the La Vista subdivision, R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) zone. County staff recommends approval with one condition, of a request for approval of a 16-foot high accessory structure, to be placed at the rear of the property. The Development Code permits an accessory structure up to 12-feet high in an R-1-10 zone.

The condo was built in 1972 and the current owners purchased the

Locals Raise Glass At Pajarito Brewpub's Oktoberfest

on October 12, 2014 - 9:54am
Oktoberfest partier raises her stein at Saturday's second annual event at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pajarito Brewpub staff show their enthusiasm at Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Brewpub owners and staff welcome guests to Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Oktoberfest crowd celebrates at tables set up in the parking lot Saturday outside the Pajarito Brewpub. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
An unusual visitor attends Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LuzMarina Serrano Presents 'Super Allies: How to Support LGBTQ Youth' At JJAB Meeting Oct. 15

on October 12, 2014 - 9:38am

LuzMarina Serrano

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. 

LuzMarina Serrano, the New Mexico Gay Straight Alliance Network Program Coordinator, will give a presentation about Super Allies: How to Support LGBTQ Youth. 

The public is welcome to attend.


Letter to the Editor: I Can Shut My Eyes To Weeds But Can't Shut My Ears To Barking Dogs

on October 12, 2014 - 9:19am

By New Los Alamos Resident

I am happy to see the barking dog issue come into the news.

I recently moved to Los Alamos and have a wonderful new home in a wonderful neighborhood, but I am surrounded by barking dogs, which are a constant frustration. The owners of these dogs are rude, thoughtless and unmannered. I have no objection to a dog barking a few times at what it perceives as a threat, but then the barking should be stopped by the owner. The message has been passed up the chain of command and the dog has done his duty. That doesn't usually happen.

The dogs around me bark for no reason


LALT Crew Builds Set For 'And Then There Were None'

on October 12, 2014 - 8:57am

Los Alamos actor Larrry Gibbons paints a door frame during construction for the set of  'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie. The play, directed by Dennis Powell and produced by Kate Ramsey, runs 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings Oct. 31 to Nov. 22 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $14, general admission; $12 students/seniors from CB FOX, at the door starting 30 minutes prior to showtime, or at Brown Paper Tickets. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The set crew is hard at work on 'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie. Photo by

Letter to the Editor: Live Square-Rootedly!

on October 12, 2014 - 7:58am
Los Alamos

Live Exponentially!

What a wonderful slogan! It could be improved with an explicit exponential value! Say 1/2. Then we could say Live Square-Rootedly!

Thanks to the councilors for this marvelous brand for our town!


Program: When Hearing Aids Don't Do The Job - A Cochlear Implant May Be The Answer

on October 12, 2014 - 7:49am

SANTA FE - Are your hearing aids failing you? Have you considered a cochlear implant?

The October meeting of the Santa Fe Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) will feature a representative from a major cochlear implant manufacturer who will discuss the procedure, the results you can expect and how Medicare and most health plans cover the costs. Following the presentation, HLAA members with cochlear implants will share their experiences and take questions.

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


Unitarian Church Presents Brother Sun In Concert Oct. 14

on October 12, 2014 - 7:36am

Brother Sun performs live at the Unitarian Church at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Courtesy/UCLA

UCLA News:

National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round.

The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.


Letter to the Editor: Comments Not Targeted At Responsible Dog Owners

on October 12, 2014 - 7:18am

By Two Los Alamos Families

As a follow-up to our original editorial letter (“Please address … nuisance barking”), we would like to respond to the letter writers who have taken issue with our complaints and to further clarify our intent.

We are not dog haters. We have been responsible dog owners in the past, will likely be so again in the future, and have many neighbors and friends who are also responsible dog owners. We appreciate them and their dogs. Our letter was not targeted at responsible dog owners or dogs that engage in normal barking behavior.


Council OKs Manhattan Project Restaurant Liquor License

on October 11, 2014 - 6:20pm

Victor Medina, left, whose parents own the Manhattan Project Restaurant at 1789 Central Ave., speaks with County Administrator Harry Burgess following Friday's noon Council meeting. Council members approved a new liquor license for the restaurant 6-0. Councilor Steven Girrens was absent. Medina explained that he wanted to drive the signed paperwork to the state office in Santa Fe that afternoon and he and Burgess headed upstairs to get it done.

New Maps For Today's LA Artists Studio Tour

on October 11, 2014 - 6:18pm

Map by Joel Williams

Map by Joel Williams

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is underway and local artists are welcoming community members to their studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Learn more about the Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour here.

The Los Alamos Daily Post has published a "Get to Know Your Artist" series featuring 16 artists participating in the annual event.

Click on the links below to read about each of the artists:

Read about previously published artist Joanne Kozuchowski here.

Read about previously published artist Patrick Soran here.

Build Scarecrow For Annual Contest

on October 11, 2014 - 5:36pm

Pumpkins Will Glow At Fuller Lodge Oct. 25

on October 11, 2014 - 5:33pm

Letter to the Editor: Los Alamos Is Place Of Big Ideas With Talent To Pull Them Off

on October 11, 2014 - 5:02pm
Los Alamos

This is a letter in support of the recent post by Andy Andrews and the people from LABi. Although I’m not a member of LABi and I don’t speak for them or any other Los Alamos business, I strongly support the type of economic development that they are trying to promote. 

We are a one horse town and the fact that we do not have a diversified economy is the biggest long-term danger that this community faces. Fortunately, there are some things that we can do about it both individually and collectively.

Socorro Woodworker Olaf Heintz Captures Integrity Of Nature In A Turn Of Wood

on October 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
An example of the wood art of Olaf Heintz. Courtesy/FLAC
Fuller Lodge Art Center

Socorro woodworker Olaf Heintz will bring his work to Los Alamos for the first time at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Fall Arts & Crafts Fair next weekend.

Heintz's wife specializes in textiles and together they formed their business "Wood-n-Fibers," specializing in original design woodwork and weaving. Heintz, who exhibits at Socorro County Arts’ Alamo Mercantile and Gallery, is excited to share his work with the Los Alamos community.

Heintz applies his skill to the creation of original pieces and

Letter to the Editor: Support Library GO Bond Issue B

on October 11, 2014 - 4:33pm
Los Alamos

About seven bazillion ads and letters later, I’m hoping this is short enough (and absolutely important enough) to encourage Los Alamos County residents to support Library GO Bond Issue B on Nov. 4.

In this year’s annual library report, dependence on our library system was confirmed:

  • 16,718 registered users
  • 26,170 reference questions
  • 314,612 library visits (87% of county residents are users)
  • 21,191 program attendees
  • 26,898 public internet computers users

Any long-time resident knows our circulation is roughly 3x the national average.