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Breidenbach Replaces McQuinn As NWP President And Project Manager At WIPP

on April 17, 2015 - 7:26am

Philip Breidenbach

NWP News:

CARLSBAD – Philip Breidenbach, a nuclear expert with more than 30 years of experience in Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear and high-hazard operations, will replace Bob McQuinn as president and project manager of Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operating contractor at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

“Bob has done a tremendous job leading the recovery effort at WIPP since he arrived in March 2014,” said James Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nuclear and Environment for AECOM’s Management Services Group.

Los Alamos Police Release 2015 1st Quarter Crime Stats

on April 16, 2015 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2015, which were compiled by the Records Division of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Authors Speak Series Features Stan Crawford April 23

on April 16, 2015 - 11:16pm

Author Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, The Canyon, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

New Mexico author and local favorite Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, The Canyon, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. His talk is part of the ongoing Authors Speak series, held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Crawford, a Dixon resident, has spent a lot of time in Los Alamos, teaching writing at UNM-LA, selling garlic at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market, and


Annual Spring Vendor Blendor Sunday

on April 16, 2015 - 11:15pm


New Gospel Principles Class Begins Sunday April 19

on April 16, 2015 - 11:14pm

Salt Lake Temple. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons


A new "Gospel Principles" class will begin Sunday, April 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos.

Are you curious about the Mormon faith? Do you have questions about what Mormons believe? Or are you wishing to return to church activity but it's been a while? Want to take it slowly and start with a gospel refresher?

This free course will provide basic gospel instruction in a comfortable small-group setting where questions and discussion are welcome. Interested community members are

Aspen Elementary Spring Fling 4:30-7 P.M. Friday

on April 16, 2015 - 10:59pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center Issues Call For Eye Spy Entries

on April 16, 2015 - 10:24pm

For more information, click here, stop by 2132 Central Ave., or call 505.662.1635.

Los Alamos Daily Post Visits Mrs. Hendricks' Third Grade Class At Aspen Elementary School

on April 16, 2015 - 2:10pm
Third graders in Mrs. Hendricks' class at Aspen Elementary School learned about journalism from the staff of the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Luján Addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day

on April 16, 2015 - 11:46am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“More than 70 years ago, millions of Jews were persecuted, imprisoned, and millions more were murdered because of their faith, heritage, and identity. To this very day, the terrible atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis shock the conscience of humanity.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 9 To April 15, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 11:42am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 9 at 4:31 p.m. / A 53-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted on Central Avenue.


April 9 at 4:45 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan Barnes, 37, of Los Alamos at 20th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with assault and again April 10 at 11:40 a.m. at 11 Rover Blvd., and charged him with assault on a peace officer.






Update On New Downtown Picnic Area

on April 16, 2015 - 10:18am

County crews work on a beautification project on the stretch of property adjacent to the Municipal Building parking lot along Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


A beautification project is underway on the stretch of property adjacent to the Municipal Building parking lot along Central Avenue.

Los Alamos County Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton said the area will be populated with native grasses, 11 hybrid Cottonwood trees, several picnic tables and benches and a winding path.

Waffle Breakfast Saturday At Masonic Lodge

on April 16, 2015 - 10:08am


The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Boosters Club will host a waffle breakfast fundraiser 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Masonic Lodge at 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under six, and are available from any NJROTC cadet or at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 505.662.0980.

VIDEO: Heinrich Advocates Tech Transfer Legislation, ‎Labs’ Role In Monitoring Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 16, 2015 - 10:04am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. advocated for legislation he sponsored to encourage technology transfer and highlighted the national laboratories' role in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran's Nuclear Program.

At the hearing with leadership from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Senator Heinrich highlighted the Microlab Technology Commercialization Act, a bill he introduced with

YMCA Talent Show Registration Closes Monday

on April 16, 2015 - 9:57am

Dancer Victoria participates in 2014 dance competition. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes Monday, April 20.

Registration of talent is free, but the Show, starting at 6:30 pm, April 24 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.

Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday, April 20, and may do so in person at the Y,


Council Corner: Part 1. What Is A Budget?

on April 16, 2015 - 9:55am
By Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos County Council

Part 1. What is a Budget? (Part 1 of a 2- part series)

On April 20, the County Council will begin their dialogue and discussions about the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 16 budget. My fellow councilor Susan O’ Leary is spearheading a discussion on additional ways to communicate with the public. With this theme in mind, I would like to use this first column to “set the stage” for these upcoming budget hearings by giving our citizens some background about the budget process and responsibilities.

It takes several months to develop

LAHS Athlete Forrest White Signs Letter Of Intent

on April 16, 2015 - 9:41am

Surrounded by his parents Timothy and Janet White and coaches Kathy and Rob Hipwood during a ceremony Wednesday, Los Alamos High School Cross Country athlete Forrest White signs a letter of intent to attend Union University. Founded in 1823, Union University is in Jackson, Tenn. and has a student body of more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 44 states and 33 countries. Union was ranked number 12 among regional universities in the South in the 2015 college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos High School Cross Country

Supercomputing Challenge Draws Over 200 Students

on April 16, 2015 - 8:52am

LANL News:
  • Student teams thriughout New Mexico showcase year-long research projects April 21-22

More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will be at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 20-21 for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“One of the goals of the year-long competition is to teach student teams how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real-world problems,” said David Kratzer of the Laboratory’s High Performance Computer Systems group, LANL’s coordinator of the Supercomputing Challenge.

Obituary: Jesse Jr. Lytten June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 8:49am

JESSE JR. LYTTEN June 23, 1929 – April 10, 2015

Jesse Jr. Lytten, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Friday April 10th 2015 with his beloved wife Shirley Lytten by his side. He had his daughters, Donna Jean Young and Suzanne Waterbury there as well. Several of his immediate family members were waiting. Jesse was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Jesse met Shirley Anne Benson in Washington, D.C. while he was serving in the United States Navy.


District Pinewood Derby At TOTH Saturday

on April 16, 2015 - 8:10am


The Great Southwest Council, BSA hosts the annual District Pinewood Derby 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Trinity on the Hill Church - Kelly Hall.

All registered Cub Scouts; Tiger through Webelos should bring their best car, $5 and the rest of the family because they can race, too. Paid entries will compete for prizes in style and speed. Siblings and adults will race for fun and bragging rights.

Cookies, lemonade and fun will be provided by the Northern New Mexico District Racing Team.

Parents are needed to help judge cars and run the race.

For more information,


Obituary: Lona Perkins Cappis Nov. 11, 1941 – April 4, 2015

on April 16, 2015 - 8:09am

LONA PERKINS CAPPIS Nov. 11, 1941 April 4, 2015

DALLAS - At 6:17 p.m., on Saturday, April 4, 2015, Lona Perkins Cappis, age 73, quietly passed away at Kindred Hospital in Dallas, Texas after long bout with respiratory illness. Her immediate family were there to comfort her. Lona was a long-time resident of Los Alamos with many ties to the people and the town.

Born on November 11, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, to Ivan and Lona Brown Perkins, Lona's life of adventure took her all around the country and the globe.


SFI Presents: 'Rugged Landscapes And Timescale Distributions In Complex Systems'

on April 16, 2015 - 7:28am
Dan Stein (New York University; SFI Science Board Co-Chair)
SFI News:
Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents "Rugged Landscapes and Timescale Distributions in Complex Systems" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 20 at the Collins Conference Room.
Complex systems are generally characterized by a high degree of metastability. In such cases it is often useful to characterize their dynamical behavior as a random walk on a "rugged landscape."
There are many approaches toward studying this generic problem, and it remains a common theme in the mathematical analysis of the evolution of complex

Letter To The Editor: Don’t Let Your Legacy Be Defined By The Trash You Leave Behind

on April 16, 2015 - 6:52am
Los Alamos
Did you know that over 1 trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year? And that the U.S alone uses 100 billion plastic bags annually?

Single-use plastic bags never fully biodegrade, the bags break down from the heat and sunlight into smaller pieces that end up in the soil and waterways. Living in a landlocked state, we do not have to worry too much about our trash becoming marine pollution, but for many coastal cities their trash becomes part of an array of trash gyres throughout the oceans. In some areas, plastic debris out number plankton six-fold and

New Mexico Museum Of Art Presents 'Fire Season'

on April 16, 2015 - 6:48am
NMMA News:
SANTA FE — Fire Season is the fourth and final group exhibition in the Focus on Photography series, a year-long examination of the influential and ever-changing medium of photography.
The exhibition opens at 5.30 p.m. Friday, May 1 with a free public reception and runs through July 26.
This group show of 15 photographs includes work by Jane Fulton Alt, Patricia Galagan, Philip Metcalf, Larry Schwarm and Greg Mac Gregor, that explores the dynamic element of fire, from controlled burns and active wildfires, to their aftermath of devastation and renewal.
The show

Los Alamos Co+op Market's Annual Meeting April 26

on April 15, 2015 - 5:25pm
Current and past board members join General Manager Steve Watts in proudly declaring what they love about the Co+op. From left, Cecile Hemez, Tracy McFarland, Karen Kendall, Megan Green, Nancy Savoia, Merry McIntyre and Steve Watts. Courtesy photo  

The Co+op Board adopted the Canyon Rim Trail across from the Co+op. Join the Board and member-owners on the morning of May 2 as part of Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Front row, Co+op Board Vice President Cecile Hemez.

International Accreditation Assessment Process Underway At Los Alamos Fire Department

on April 15, 2015 - 5:06pm

An International Accreditation Assessment Team is in town this week to assess the Los Alamos Fire Department for International Accreditation status. LAFD first earned International Accreditation in 1997 under Fire Chief Doug MacDonald and most recently in 2010. The assessment team sat down today with the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss the process. Team members from left, Russell Knick, Barry Shughart, Gerald Kay and Team Leader Gary Aleshire. Read the full story in Thursday's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/