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Los Alamos Scientist Wins American Chemical Society Award

on August 11, 2014 - 5:06pm

Jaqueline Kiplinger

LANL News:

  • Jaqueline Kiplinger to receive F. Albert Cotton Award

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Jaqueline L. Kiplinger has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund.

“To be nominated and selected for the Cotton Award by my American Chemical Society colleagues is such an extraordinary honor,” Kiplinger said.

Los Alamos Concert Association Announces 2014-15 Season!

on August 11, 2014 - 11:36am

Red Priest. Courtesy/LACA

Salzburg Marionette Theater with pianist Orion Weiss. Courtesy/LACA

LACA news:

The Los Alamos Concert Association announces its 69th season, which will feature the added attraction of a newly refurbished venue. 

The first phase of a multi-year upgrade of the Duane Smith Auditorium on the campus of Los Alamos High School was completed in July.  New seating, carpeting, paint and improved hall lighting will greet concert-goers at the first concert in September.

Brown Bag Lecture at Bradbury Science Museum Examines Laboratory’s Wildlife Monitoring Aug. 13

on August 11, 2014 - 11:34am

Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/BSM

LANL News:

Maria Musgrave, Emily Phillips and Audrey Smith, all of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Environmental Stewardship group (ENV-ES), will discuss the important role wildlife monitoring plays in maintaining a healthy and well-rounded ecosystem.

The talk is noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 13 at the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Los Alamos.

The Avian Nestbox Network (ANN) and the Wetland Wildlife Camera Project both evaluate the effects of Laboratory operations and other possible environmental stressors on wildlife. Wetlands support a unique

Performing Arts Organization Needs Community's Help

on August 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Broadway on the Hill cast members. Courtesy/LALO

LALO News:

The show Manhattan has been broadcast on WGN America for three weeks now. Manhattan portrays life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

If anyone caught the second episode, there was a scene where townspeople attended a play-one of many activities used for entertainment during wartime. There were actually performing arts groups during that time, and one of them was Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO).

LALO was founded in 1943 by Los Alamos theatre aficionados.

NCRTD Logs Record Ridership In FY 2014

on August 11, 2014 - 10:22am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), known as the RTD, has posted an 8.7 percent increase in ridership in its fiscal year (FY) 2014, which ran July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, setting a record number of riders for the year.

Ridership for all NCRTD operated routes totaled 209,750 in FY2014 over a total of 193,027 in FY2013. NCRTD provides service on 20 fixed routes throughout North Central New Mexico and two demand response (para-transit) routes.

An analysis of all NCRTD funded routes for FY2014 shows a 7.8 percent increase in ridership with 498,096 in FY2014 over

Illustrated Lecture in Taos: ‘From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails Across New Mexico’

on August 11, 2014 - 9:47am


TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture “From Josiah Gregg to Edward Abbey – Book Trails across New Mexico” by Dr. David Farmer at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

This illustrated lecture is structured like a journey, with books, through the history and culture of New Mexico. The talk includes some background on the writers and also includes passages from writings by Josiah Gregg, Susan Magoffin, Leslie Silko,

M. Scott Momaday, Peggy Pond Church and others.


Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos Announce Daughter's Engagement

on August 11, 2014 - 9:23am

Courtesy/Vivian Sachs Photography


Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos announce the engagement of their daughter, Royceleen Loqa Holmes to Sergiu Nedevschi, son of Sergiu and Anca Nedevschi of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The bride, also the daughter of the late Kathlyn Qilapupui of Banganoi, Solomon Islands, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is employed as Marketing Coordinator for Tarana Wireless in Berkeley, Calif.

The groom also graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Tarana Wireless.

Little Forest Fall Fiesta Sept. 6

on August 11, 2014 - 9:10am

LFP News:

Little Forest Playschool' annual Fall Fiesta and Silent Auction is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6. The Fall Fiesta is one of three events held each year to raise funds for Little Forest, which has been part of the Los Alamos community for more than 60 years.

The Fall Fiesta is held on the two-acre playground area at Little Forest Playschool, 3880 Villa St.

Fall Fiesta festivities include a carnival with activities, animals, games, music and food.

Hundreds of children bring their parents, and while the kids play, parents browse the silent auction, bidding on items donated by

Scenes From Sunday's Rodeo At Brewer Arena

on August 11, 2014 - 8:52am

Scenes from Sunday's 2014 Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Photo by Jenn Bartram
Photo by Jenn Bartram
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FDA Authorizes Use of Unapproved Ebola Virus Test

on August 11, 2014 - 8:24am

2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Courtesy/CDC

HSNW News:

As Ebola continues to spread throughout West Africa, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of an unapproved Ebola virus test developed by the Department of Defense for use in individuals, including U.S. military personnel and responders, who may be at risk of infection because of their work with individuals who might have the virus.

“Specifically, the test is intended for use in individuals with signs and symptoms of infection with Ebola Zaire virus, who are at

This Week At Los Alamos Farmer's Market

on August 11, 2014 - 7:54am


LAFM News:

Los Alamos Farmers Market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot in downtown Los Alamos.

Bring a friend who hasn’t been to market and get 25 tickets for the contest.

This week at market:

Come out and enjoy the beauty of this year’s crops, and foods. Goat Cheese spreads, Cows Cheeses and Butter, Honey and Honey sticks. Pork, Beef and Lamb, Jerky, Shelled pecans, Jims Sharpening service. Breads, scones, muffins, cookies, pies, tea breads, fruit breads, gluten free breads.

More Scenes From Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 11, 2014 - 7:32am

Jessica Erkkila, left, and Savannah Brown at Fuller Lodge Art Center's 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kate McKeough of Sundreams, left, chats with Karen West. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Nick Teran of O'Hara's Jams and Jellies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
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Yang: Here We Go Again … From Time & Motion Studies To Surveillance

on August 11, 2014 - 6:49am
Los Alamos

When Frederick Taylor did his “scientific method” studies of time and motion in the late 19th century, he intended to bring about higher productivity and economic efficiency. 

An unexpected outcome of these studies was giving workers interval breaks and better pay as incentives. Taylor himself cared less about the workers’ welfare than about how to streamline production.

Eighty-two Artists Participate in Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2014 - 12:42pm
The 2014 Fuller Lodge Art Center's annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Click here to view a photo slideshow of the 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Construction on Central Avenue may have caused a few tweaks such as where vendors could load and unload their artwork but it did not dampen the festivities at the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

Marketing Director

Ice Cream Social Features Lizzie the Alzheimer's Fighting Lizard

on August 10, 2014 - 12:18pm
Lizzie the Lizard outside the Ice Cream Social Saturday at the Betty Ehart Center. Lizzie is the Alzheimer Association's mascot for fighting the disease. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Super scoopers fill bowls with ice cream. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Lizzie chats with a young friend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Aug. 11

on August 10, 2014 - 11:32am


Road Construction Update: Week of Aug. 11:

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.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and the Post Office driveway. Access to the Post Office will be maintained. Vehicles will be detoured to Deacon Street and the Main Street driveway into Central Park Square is also closed.

Russian Immigrant Band Everfound Performs in White Rock Sept. 6

on August 10, 2014 - 10:53am
Courtesy poster
Los Alamos

Everfound will perform in concert free at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4.

A year ago, before starting my freshman year at Los Alamos High School, my dad took me to a Christian music festival in Seattle, Wash. There we saw a band made up of four Russian immigrant brothers whose family escaped religious persecution. I’ve spent the last year helping my dad bring the band Everfound here to Los Alamos and they will be kicking off their first national headlining tour with us. 

A Russian immigrant band here in our formerly

Scenes From Saturday's Rodeo

on August 10, 2014 - 9:44am

It was a family affair at the mutton busting event during Saturday's rodeo in Brewer Arena at the North Mesa Rodeo Grounds in Los Alamos. Mutton busting is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronco riding, in which young children ride or race sheep. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Rodeo fun. Photo by Jenn Bartram

She held on. Photo by Jenn Bartram

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Los Alamos Nature Center Hosts Construction Tour

on August 10, 2014 - 8:15am
The walls are rising at the new Los Alamos Nature Center. The 6,000 s.f. structure is located on Canyon Road. Bonnie J. Gordon/

The walls of the planetarium measure 30 feet. An additional 10 feet is added by the dome. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Project Leader Steve Huebner of Los Alamos County explains the scope of the Nature Center project to a group touring the new facility Friday. Bonnie J. Gordon/

The new Nature Center will have beautiful views on three sides.

OBITUARY: Edra L. Childers Jan. 10, 1924 – Aug. 8, 2014

on August 10, 2014 - 7:50am

EDRA L. CHILDERS Jan. 10, 1924 – Aug. 8, 2014

A funeral service will be held for Edra L. Childers, 90, of Roswell at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. He passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Edra was born January 10, 1924 to A.N. Childers and Ruby B. McNeil in Rencona, NM. He was a very kindhearted and giving person, retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1982 and moved to Roswell.

He is survived by a brother, Johnny Childers, a sister, Bonnie French and several nieces and nephews.


2014 Fair & Rodeo Parade Celebrates Los Alamos

on August 9, 2014 - 6:58pm
First place winners in today's Fair & Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue are the Hillstompers. The parade theme was 'Celebrate Los Alamos.' Morrie Pongratz announced the parade and the 34 entries were judged by Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Los Alamos Daily Post publisher Carol A. Clark and Monitor publisher Ben Carlson. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tied for second place are World War II veterans. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tying for second place, James Chrobocinski and his wife Jacquie in their two purpose parade entry.

LANL Hosts Annual Employee Picnic at Overlook Park

on August 9, 2014 - 5:56pm

LANL Director Charlie McMillan introduces 2013 Rodeo Queen Rachel Larson and welcomes employees and their familes to today's annual picnic at Overlook Park where everyone was treated to a day of games including a geek competition and a climbing wall, food, music and a car show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus calls out the names of several prize winners. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL's Communications/Government Affairs Director Lisa Rosendorf, right, and Debbi Wersonick of LANL's Community Programs Office under