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Los Alamos High School Named to 2014 America’s Most Challenging High Schools List

on April 11, 2014 - 11:57am
Principal Sandy Warnock holds a posting that highlights LAHS as one of the America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School (LAHS) has been named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2014 by the Washington Post.

LAHS is one of only four high schools in New Mexico to make the list, receiving a ranking of 705 of the 2,050 schools. LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock praised students and staff Thursday for this notable accomplishment.

“The Los Alamos community should feel very proud that our high school was named to the Washington Post list of


Check Out This Week's Top Open Houses!

on April 11, 2014 - 11:50am


This weekend's weather predictions are fantastic, making it a great time to tour the top open houses in the area.

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos and White Rock, Jemez Springs and the Espanola Valley.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes.

Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on your smart phone or ipad from the road!


Udall Bill to Curb False Advertising Claims on Protective Sports Gear Clears Commerce Committee

on April 11, 2014 - 11:48am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that the Youth Sports Concussions Act (S. 1014), a bill he introduced with Commerce Committee Chairman John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV, D-W.V., cleared a major hurdle when it passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The legislation would help protect youth athletes from the dangers of concussions by curbing false advertising claims made by sports equipment manufacturers to increase protective sports gear sales. Action on S.

LANL Historian to Speak at MOWW Meeting on Lab's 1970-92 Cold War Period Involvement

on April 11, 2014 - 11:43am
LANL Historian Alan Carr. File photo/
MOWW News:
Historian Alan Carr of Los Alamos National Laboratory, will present a talk on LANL involvement in the 1970-92 period of the cold war as guest speaker for the April 15 dinner meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars at the Los Alamos County Research Park.

The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Carr's presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m.

Local Artists Present Spring Gift Boutique April 19

on April 11, 2014 - 11:22am

Professor Doug Dunston of NM Tech to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Banquet Honoring LAHS Scholars

on April 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Dr. Doug Dunston is the featured speaker at the April 27 Phi Beta Kappa Banquet. Courtesy/PBK

By JOYCE ANN GUZIK, president
Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Board

On Sunday evening, April 27, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 58th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States and has about 255 members in Los Alamos County (1.5 percent of the county’s population). 

The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa members and their guests, will be held at Fuller Lodge in

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Invites Community to Two-Day Open House and Birthday Party

on April 11, 2014 - 10:26am

Mitch. Courtesy/KSAS

Mitch is an older dog who was part of a hoarding case in Edgewood. He was brought to Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, just outside of Santa Fe, which offers eldercare and hospice to older companion animals; dogs, horses and poultry. Mitch is blind and finally feels safe in his new home.

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary is hosting its annual Spring Open House and Collective Birthday Party for all the animals at the sanctuary.

The event is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11. Each day offers free workshops in successful Wellness Care, healthy

Morning Power Outage Affects Meadow Lane/Todd Loop Area

on April 11, 2014 - 9:40am


An underground line failure caused a power outage at 2:14 a.m., today in the Meadow Lane/Todd Loop area in White Rock, affecting approximately 75 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers.

Power was restored by 5 a.m. to the majority of those customers and by 6:40 a.m. to all affected customers.

“The line serving this neighborhood has already been prioritized for replacement during this coming fiscal year due to its age and historical performance,” said DPU’s Project Engineer for Electric Distribution Steve Marez.

NanoDays Underway at Bradbury Science Museum

on April 11, 2014 - 9:16am
Bradbury Science Museum educator Gordon McDonough leads a demonstration of liquid metal during NanoDays Wednesday evening at the museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Aspiring scientists take part in a hands-on demonstration of surface tension Wednesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Staff Report

The Bradbury Science Museum is celebrating NanoDays 2014 through April 13. At NanoDays, a range of exciting programs is underway that demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.

Miniature Enthusiasts Club Forming

on April 11, 2014 - 8:13am

A 1:12th scale pirate's treasure chest miniature. Courtesy photo

CLUB News:

A new club for those interested in miniatures is forming in Los Alamos. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced miniaturist, a crafter looking for a new creative outlet, or just interested in learning more about this fun hobby, you are invited to join the group at 7 p.m. April 24 for the first meeting. 

Minis can be used to tell a story, mark a special occasion, recreate a memorable moment in history, or represent a fantasy world of your own creation.

Fairy gardens are a popular theme in miniatures today, and

Pet of the Week: Kiki the Pit Mix

on April 11, 2014 - 8:06am

Kiki needs a home. Courtesy/FOS


Kiki is a young, dark gray (blue) pit mix, medium-sized female dog estimated to be about 1.5 years old. She is a lovely, sweet dog that is somewhat intimidated by the shelter environment and may take a little time to relax around visitors.

If approached gently and slowly, she warms right up to people and loves to be petted. She is calm and caring, good with other dogs and cats, and is available for immediate adoption. 

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets - see the Petfinder

LAHS Science and Engineering Fair Winners Awarded Coveted Spots on State Delegation

on April 11, 2014 - 7:41am

LAHS Science and Engineering Fair winners from left, William Sidley-Parker, Jovan Zhang, Coleman Kendrick, Sven Januar and Esteban Abeyta. Not pictured, Ashvini Vaidya. Photo by Brian Kendrick

LAHS News:

Two Los Alamos High School science and engineering fair exhibits were chosen from among the best of the best at the 62nd annual New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair last weekend at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Coleman Kendrick and team Jovan Zhang, William Sidley-Parker and Sven Jandura were awarded coveted spots on the New Mexico state delegation.


IRS Aggressively Goes After Tax Crooks

on April 11, 2014 - 7:38am

IRS News:

IRS Criminal Investigation Enforcement Actions Underway Across the Nation

PHOENIXAs the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Thursday it has started more than 200 new investigations this filing season into identity theft and refund fraud schemes.

IRS Criminal Investigation has started 295 new identity theft investigations since January, pushing the number of active cases to more than 1,800.

The coast-to-coast effort by Criminal Investigation is underway as part of a larger effort at the IRS to combat identity theft and refund fraud by

Local Pastor is Guest Speaker on Talk Radio Show

on April 11, 2014 - 7:11am


Issues, Etc. talk radio is airing a Holy Week Special Series. Pastor Brian Kachelmeier of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Los Alamos is one of the guests on the show and will talk about the topic "The Passion of the Christ According to Isaiah." 

Holy Week Topics:

  • "The Upper Room" - Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary
  • "The Garden of Gethsemane" - Pr. Peter Bender of Concordia Catechetical Academy
  • "The Trials of Jesus" - Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colo.
  • "The Passion of Christ According to Isaiah" - Pr.

Rep. Lujan Grisham Urges APD to Accept All DOJ Recommendations

on April 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Albuquerque Police Department.

“The Albuquerque community has waited a long time – too long – for someone to acknowledge and take decisive action against the violence we’re all witnessing. The DOJ has confirmed longstanding allegations that the department has used excessive force and violated civil rights.

“After being briefed by the DOJ, I am confident that we are headed toward a

Democrats Meet April 17 at UNM-Los Alamos

on April 10, 2014 - 9:30pm
DPLA News:
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The group will discuss the upcoming JFK Dinner, listen to state candidates and talk about election plans.  
All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Utilities Board Taps Tim Glasco to Lead Los Alamos DPU

on April 10, 2014 - 9:16pm

Tim Glasco

Board of Public Utilities Vice Chair Chris Ortega announced today that the Board selected Tim Glasco to lead the Department of Public Utilities, as Utilities Manager. 

The Board’s selection will go to Los Alamos County Council April 29 for approval. If approved, Glasco will replace Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith who plans to retire from the Department in July. 

Approximately 25 applications from around the country were received for the Utilities Manager position. Applications were screened by the Board, the Council Liaison and County Administrator Harry Burgess.

This group


Walkup Aquatic Center Busy 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday

on April 10, 2014 - 1:44pm

The Walkup Aquatic Center will be very busy with kids Friday. Courtesy/LAC


The Walkup Aquatic Center will host 275 4th and 5th grade recreation swimmers 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 11. The pool will be extremely busy during that time period.

Both the obstacle course and the diving boards will be open.

Kids will pack the pool 9:30-11:30 a.m., Friday at the Walkup Aquatic Center. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 3 To April 9, 2014

on April 10, 2014 - 12:13pm

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 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jonathon Klebesadel, 22, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged him with possession of marijuana.




April 3 at 10:30 a.m. / Police arrested Jordan Miller, 19, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., and charged her with possession of marijuana.

April 4 at 7:48 a.m.

Uli's Cottontails Hosts Spring Fashion Show

on April 10, 2014 - 11:23am
Uli of Uli's Cottontails, right, hosted a fashion show in March at 800 Trinity Dr., to show off her spring line. Uli's has stores at 800 Trinity Dr., Suite G in Los Alamos and 208 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe. For information, call 505.662.4558. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Models show off the latest spring fashions at Uli's Cottontails. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A.

Zia Award Honors Three Outstanding Children’s Book Authors

on April 10, 2014 - 11:21am

NMPW News:

Four outstanding New Mexico women writers will be honored for their children’s books on Saturday, April 26, at noon at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces as part of the New Mexico Press Women’s annual conference.

 The 2014 Zia Book Award finalists for the Picture Book category are (in alphabetical order) Kitten Caboodle, written by Paige Grant and illustrated by Lisa Williams, and Tia’s Tamales, written by Ana Baca and illustrated by Noël Chilton. The finalists in the Youth category are (in alphabetical order) Children of Time: Evolution and the Human Story by Anne Weaver and


TOTH: Connect with the World

on April 10, 2014 - 11:19am

Connect with the World


Connect your own life with those around you. What could be more meaningful than to spend time with family and friends instead of gluing your eyes and mind on a phone or iPad?

Connect with us with Praise and Worship Sunday evening. Laurie Triplett will be talking about how many people wonder how a loving God could require that Jesus' blood be shed to make up for our sins.

Co+op TerraCycle Program Supports Local Nonprofits

on April 10, 2014 - 10:45am

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market’s TerraCycle program raised $405 over the last year for local nonprofits including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Friends of the Shelter.

PEEC received $135 and the Friends of the Shelter received $270. 

Each year the Co+op invites customers, staff and volunteers to vote for recipients of the TerraCycle funds. The Co+op’s TerraCycle program is made possible by Co+op volunteers.

TerraCycle, a company seeking to eliminate the idea of waste, turns items previously considered trash into desirable products including park benches

LAHS Annual Spring Invite Tees Off Monday

on April 10, 2014 - 10:21am


Los Alamos High School Golf's annual Spring Invite is set with a 9 a.m. shotgun Monday, April 14.

Coach Mike Lippiatt said there is a pretty light field this year.

"We had a bunch of teams signed up over one month ago but now this week a lot of the coaches are emailing me, telling me they forgot next week was their schools spring break ... so they’re dropping out," he said. "I’m pretty sure some spring breaks changed this year because we’ve had our spring invite on the same Monday for the past four years and we’ve never had this conflict."

There will still be seven to nine


Check Out New Issue of National Security Science Magazine

on April 10, 2014 - 10:10am


LANL News:

The new issue of National Security Science magazine is available on the Los Alamos National Laboratory website here.
National Security Science magazine showcases the breadth and depth of the Laboratory's scientific and technical work to policy makers, the general public, academia, and scientific and technical experts.
In this issue:
  • Are we in the Second Nuclear Age? Is it really more dangerous than the Cold War?
  • Los Alamos nuclear-weapons designers speak frankly about the challenges they face in the Stockpile Stewardship Program: risk aversion, bureaucracy, too few