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Los Alamos Co+op Unveils New Plans

on August 18, 2016 - 10:25am
Co+op General Manager Tim Morrison and Board Treasurer Karen Kendall discuss new plans for the store during a presentation Tuesday at the League of Women Voters 'Lunch with a Leader' at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
League of Women Voters and guests listen to a presentation Tuesday on the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
  • Membership Is Not Required To Shop At Co+op

New plans for the Los Alamos Cooperative Market were unveiled during a recent presentation at the League of Women

Infinity Wellness Opens In Los Alamos

on August 18, 2016 - 10:21am
Dr. Carmen Solano at her new office Tuesday afternoon at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Carmen Solano is the healthcare provider at Infinity Wellness, a new premier healthcare center at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8, that delivers functional medicine to Los Alamos and surrounding communities. 

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the practice with a ribbon cutting event at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Infinity Wellness, directly behind Trinity Urgent Care. 


Scenes This Morning As Classes Begin At LAHS

on August 18, 2016 - 9:43am
Students arrive by bus this morning to begin classes at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Chris Clark/
Scene from Los Alamos High School this morning as students begin the 2016-17 school year. Photo by Chris Clark/
Scene from Los Alamos High School this morning as students begin the 2016-17 school year. Photo by Chris Clark/
Scene from Los Alamos High School this morning as students begin the 2016-17 school year. Photo by Chris Clark/
Scene from Los Alamos High School this morning as students begin the 2016-17 school

Heinrich To Host Summit On Energy Storage Strategies For Industry And National Security

on August 18, 2016 - 9:35am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host the 2016 Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security in Albuquerque.

The event is Tuesday, Aug. 23 and will bring together industry leaders, scientists, and grid and national security experts, and feature panel discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S.

The Elephant In The Room: Filling Justice Scalia’s Shoes

on August 18, 2016 - 9:19am
The Elephant in the Room
By The Los Alamos GOP

Should a teacher be forced to pay union dues to fund the campaign of a political candidate she does not support?

Can a state pass a law prohibiting the carrying of firearms in public, effectively making the Second Amendment null and void in that state?

Should a pharmacist be forced to sell abortion drugs despite his religious objections?

These are just a few of the issues that will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the months ahead. Their decisions will touch the lives—and rights—of every American citizen for generations to come.


NNSA Receives Excellence Award For Radiological Security Enhancements

on August 18, 2016 - 9:17am

NNSA Deputy Administrator Anne Harrington - Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

HONOLULU – At an official event this week, the City and County of Honolulu presented the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with the Homeland Security Award for DOE/NNSA’s Office of Radiological Security’s (ORS) efforts to enhance the security of radioactive materials in the State of Hawaii.

The award recognizes DOE/NNSA and Hawaii’s partnership to improve radiological material security across Hawaii in order to prevent the materials from falling into the hands of

McQuiston: As kids Head Back To School, Let’s Keep Them Safe

on August 18, 2016 - 9:01am
The Jemez Agency

The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football here in Los Alamos.

But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses. Remember to watch for bikes, too!

Here are some tips for both parents and kids to make sure everyone stays safe:

Use caution on the roads

  • There are going to be a lot more kids on the sidewalks and streets when school starts, so take it slow and always be aware of your

Daily Postcard: Rainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows

on August 18, 2016 - 9:00am

Daily Postcard: Rainbows appear in the sky Wednesday evening above Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Gregory Belyeu

Rainbows Wednesday evening above Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Gregory Belyeu

Rainbows Wednesday evening above Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Gregory Belyeu

Letter To The Editor: In Defense Of Hillary

on August 18, 2016 - 8:44am
Los Alamos

Hillary’s negative approval ratings are caused by the misinformation supplied incessantly by the GOP, the media. They are not caused by her actions.

My defense of Hillary Clinton:

  • Hillary’s early life.
  • Born Hillary Diane Rodham Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago, the oldest of three children.
  • Her parents were the owner of a drapery-fabric business and a homemaker, a middle-class family with conservative values.
  • She described herself as a Tom-boy, fond of bike riding, softball, skating, and the Cubs.
  • In high school she served on the student council and became

SFI Community Lecture: Surprises At Intersection Of Human Emotion And Wearable Tech Aug. 30

on August 18, 2016 - 8:41am
SFI News:
SANTA FE  How will our future computers, robots, and smartphones get the emotional intelligence they need to be truly useful?
This talk highlights the adventures behind some of the world's first technologies that recognize human emotion. Rosalind W. Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and a pioneer in the field of human-computer interaction.

Seating for SFI's community lectures is limited and ticket reservations are required. Reserve your free tickets through the Lensic Box Office online or call

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 10 – Aug. 16, 2016

on August 17, 2016 - 9:10pm

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.

Aug. 10 at 11:25 a.m. / A 55-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Aster Street. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.


Aug. 10 at 7:59 p.m. / Police arrested Addis Furh, 27, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.






Aug. 11 at 6:02 a.m.

Rainbow Peeks Through Clouds In White Rock

on August 17, 2016 - 8:22pm

A rainbow peeks through clouds today above the Rover Park area of White Rock. Photo by Aden Stanek

Rainbows Shine Over Downtown Los Alamos

on August 17, 2016 - 6:59pm

A couple of rainbows brighten the stormy sky this evening over downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DOE Announces Spirit Of Concern For Whistleblowers

on August 17, 2016 - 6:14pm
Department of Energy. Courtesy/DOE
Los Alamos Daily Post

Department of Energy employees and contractor employees may get a little more help in the future to combat whistleblower retaliation by their employers.

Steven Croley

DOE general counsel Steven Croley announced in a DOE blog Aug. 4 that he was taking two new steps to improve the situation.

First, he has sent an “Acquisition Letter” to senior procurement executives of DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration intended to make clear “if and when the Department will reimburse legal costs in

Portion Of Rover Boulevard Closed For Movie Shoot

on August 17, 2016 - 5:30pm

The area along the intersection of Rover Boulevard and Glenview in White Rock is closed now and through the night while production people film scenes for the 'Granite Mountain' movie. Courtesy photo

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: What Are Feathers Used For?

on August 17, 2016 - 5:18pm
 Picture 1: Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Photo by Joseph Pescatore 
PEEC Amateur Naturalist: What are Feathers Used for?
By Robert Dryja
Summer now is at its peak and so is the population of hummingbirds. Some of us may be refilling our hummingbird feeders twice a day and have up to eight hummingbirds arriving at the same time to feed. Hummingbirds are observant and learn where to go for a meal at any time of day. They also may loose their shyness, circling within inches of a person who is refilling a feeder. Some will even land on a person’s hand for a sip of sugar water.
This is

LAMC’s New CEO Embraces Community

on August 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
LAMC CFO Steve Winegeart, right, welcomes new LAMC CEO John Whiteside. Courtesy photo


It has been a busy week at Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC). Former CEO Feliciano Jiron was spirited away to manage another LifePoint Health hospital in Arizona and John Whiteside, a veteran healthcare administrator stepped up to manage LAMC and assume the role of interim CEO.

Whiteside most recently served as COO of a two-hospital system in Louisiana that also is part of the LifePoint Health system.

Stover Meets With Local High-tech Business Community

on August 17, 2016 - 4:40pm

Sharon Stover, Republican candidate for House Dist. 43 State Representative recently met with members of the Los Alamos high-tech business community to listen to their suggestions on supporting high-tech businesses and start-up ventures in New Mexico. Brian D’Andrea, right, hosted the discussion. The meeting is part of a series of issue-centered discussions Stover is having with district residents to hear their views on the challenges facing New Mexico as well as potential solutions to these challenges.

Community Internship Collaboration Launches 2nd Year

on August 17, 2016 - 3:47pm

Spring CIC interns with their mentors at the final presentations and program graduation in May at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo


Last year a group of local organizations, backed by an investment from Los Alamos National Security, LLC, launched the Community Internship Collaboration (CIC). The goals were to provide meaningful work experiences for students, provide local businesses an intern with a fresh perspective, and to help develop the workforce for our community.

The first year concluded successfully last spring, and the partners have determined the program will continue again

Los Alamos Masonic Cornerstone Laying Sunday

on August 17, 2016 - 3:29pm


The community of Los Alamos is invited to witness a Masonic Cornerstone Laying for the new Unitarian Universalist Church Building at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, Dennis Anderson, will preside at the ceremony. It is with pleasure that the local Los Alamos Masonic Lodge will join our Grand Master while he performs this ceremony.

Many cornerstones in public buildings across the U.S. and the world have been laid by Freemasons.

Science On Tap: The Neutrino Yesterday and Today

on August 17, 2016 - 2:03pm


Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. This month Keith Rielage will talk about neutrinos. Science On Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.

Rielage is a neutrino physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory's Neutron Science & Technology group, and will share a brief tale of the discovery and study of the neutrino.

UNM-LA Community Education Offers Classes In Chinese, Interior Design And More

on August 17, 2016 - 1:38pm
UNM-LA News:
The Community Education Department at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has announces its fall schedule.
Perennial favorites such as yoga, digital photography, Spanish, retirement planning and online legal studies are still in the lineup, while classes in modern astrophysics, conversational Chinese, green design and mindfulness make an appearance for the first time.
Community Education Program Manager Gabe Baca expressed his excitement about the start of the upcoming semester saying, “We are delighted to be able to offer some great new classes, including one devoted to

Scenes From 2016 Los Alamos County Rodeo

on August 17, 2016 - 1:28pm
Bull riding Sunday during the 2016 Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
The end of successful chute doggin' Sunday at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Not quite out of the gate. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Calf scramble - kids get ribbon off calf's tail Sunday at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram  
Roping Sunday at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram 
Mr. Weismans farwell prayer Sunday at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram 
Cowgirl bull ride Sunday at Brewer Arema. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Team roping Sunday at Brewer

A Mountaineer’s Story: Temples, Tigers, & Tak-Taks

on August 17, 2016 - 10:47am
Join Melissa Bartlett Aug. 23 as she reveals her unique experiences in Thailand. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Los Alamos Mountaineers host a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 23 by adventurer Melissa Bartlett detail her month-long trek through Thailand.
The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings and Bartlett's talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
In 2015, Bartlett hopped on a bus in Southeast Asia.

AG Obtains Restraining Order To Protect Homeowners

on August 17, 2016 - 10:40am
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that the Office of the Attorney General obtained a temporary restraining order and injunction against a New Mexico attorney, Joshua R. Simms, and a group of non-attorneys who operate a mortgage assistance relief business which operates under the name "Praedium Preservation."
The Attorney General alleged that Praedium Preservation took advantage of and profited from consumers in financial distress who are trying to avoid a foreclosure on their homes. "Praedium Preservation" is headed by Mukthiar S.