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Controlled Car Race at Overlook This Weekend

on July 12, 2014 - 9:24am



The Northern New Mexico Radio Controlled Car Club (NNRCCC) is holding a regional race, Border Wars, with racers from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado this weekend. 

Racing begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. Qualifying rounds are today Saturday with finals Sunday, at the Overlook Park Race Track in White Rock. The public is invited to watch the races.

NNRCCC started in Los Alamos in 1985 and has been racing at the Overlook Park Track  since 1987.


TOTH Vacation Bible School July 14-18

on July 12, 2014 - 9:13am

Courtesy/Ellen McBee

TOTH News:

Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 14-18 at Trinity on the Hill Church.

This year's theme is Weird Animals. Children age 3 through the beginning of sixth grade are invited to attend. Trinity on the Hill is at 3900 Trinity Dr.

To register, visit or call the church at 505.662.5107.

Pet of the Week: Sweebo the Cat

on July 12, 2014 - 8:53am

Sweebo the Cat. Courtesy/FOS


Sweebo is a friendly, active orange tabby who needs to be kept indoors, perhaps with access to an outdoor cat enclosure. Sweebo gets along with most other cats, is quite confident, and enjoys interacting with people.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit

All adoptable pets are

BBBS Charity Golf Tournament July 26

on July 12, 2014 - 8:44am


BBBS News:

The Los Alamos Golf Course is hosting the “Drive For Matches” Golf Tournament, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.

The event is 11 a.m. to  6 p.m., with tee-off at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 26. This event will help BBBS support existing matches and goes toward matching more local children with caring adult mentors.

The cost is $100 per individual or $400 for a team of four. The price also includes greens fees, driving range access and range balls, golf-cart, 18 holes of golf, dinner and awards.

Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center Welcomes Dr. Patrick Dawson to Staff in Los Alamos

on July 11, 2014 - 3:47pm

Patrick Dawson, MD

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center is pleased to announce Patrick Dawson, MD, has joined the medical staff of the Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center.

Dr. Dawson is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has a special interest in general and high risk obstetrics, non-surgical options when available, and minimally invasive options when surgery is needed.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Dawson,” said Feliciano Jiron, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO.

Smith's Opens First Marketplace Store in New Mexico in Los Alamos July 16

on July 11, 2014 - 12:24pm

  • Company Unveils First In-Store Murray’s Cheese Shop Offering 175 Types of Cheeses 

Smith’s Food & Drug is opening its multi-department store format, Smith’s Marketplace, on the Trinity Site in Los Alamos July 16.

It is the first Smith’s Marketplace store to be built in New Mexico and will replace the existing Smith’s combination food and drug store in the Merrimac Shopping Center on Central Avenue. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will begin at 7:45 a.m., July 16.

More than 200,000 items throughout the 110,600-square-foot store will surprise and delight customers at every turn.

Fencing Replacement at Two County Parks Underway

on July 11, 2014 - 12:07pm


Users of Barranca Mesa and Rover Parks will see construction activity over the next week as County contractors work to replace aging fencing around each park area.

Work will take place during the week and is already underway this morning at Rover Park with a planned completion date of Wednesday, July 16. Work begins on the fencing around Barranca Mesa Park either Monday or Tuesday, July 14 or 15 and should conclude by Friday, July 1).

During construction of the new fence, there may be portions of the park or playgrounds that are intermittently closed to use by the public for

Los Alamos Devices Capture ‘Oscars of Invention’ Awards

on July 11, 2014 - 11:48am

Acoustic Wavenumber Spectroscopy (AWS) developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory generates images of hidden structural properties and/or defects. The spectrometer is a revolutionary laser-based, nondestructive inspection system, working 30 times faster than the leading competitor. The breakthrough technology won a prestigious R&D 100 Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Safire oil-well measurement and AWS laser-based spectrometer for materials inspection capture R&D Magazine’s 'R&D 100s'

R&D Magazine today announced the winners of its annual “R&D 100” competition, and two technologies from Los

Expect to Rock Hard Tonight With Eric McFadden!

on July 11, 2014 - 11:38am
Eric McFAdden on stage. Courtesy/
Summer Concert Series Producer

At 7 p.m. tonight at Ashley Pond, we’re going to be rocking. Not some mindless pop or even some great folk rock. No country Friday or country rock. Not even 50s or 60s rock.

The root of this music is the harder rock of the 70s, the punk and metal of the 80s and the grunge of Seattle’s 9’s. Playing tonight is the awe inspiring, raging rocker and guitar virtuoso Eric McFadden, with drummer Scott Beguin and bassExpectist Walden Cox. 

McFadden’s main gig these days is playing lead guitar and

Bandelier Events Calendar Update Through Aug. 24

on July 11, 2014 - 11:33am
Bandelier Events Calendar Update through Aug. 24:


11        Frijoles Canyon Nightwalk
            9 p.m. Silent walk among the Ancestral Pueblo dwellings. Fee, reservations required 505.672.3861 x 517
12        Evening Ranger Talk – Juniper Campground Amphitheater
            8:45 p.m. Topic tonight: “Wild About Bandelier.” Free. Campers and non-campers welcome.
12, 13  Cultural Demonstrator – Back porch, Visitor Center
            10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This weekend: Josephine Toya, Jemez Pueblo, pottery
18        Frijoles Canyon Nightwalk
            9 p.m.

Triatomics Splash n Dash #2 Results Announced

on July 11, 2014 - 10:46am

A swimmer cuts through the water at a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy photo


Results for this summer's second Triatomics Splash n Dash are in and listed below. The next Splash n Dash is set for July 23. Registration opens at 6:20 p.m., instructions at 6:50 p.m. and the first swimmer is off at 7 p.m. sharp.

Participation is free but limited to the first 75 athletes.

There will be an award at Splash n Dash #4 for anybody who participates in three or more of the Splash n Dashes this summer.

Triatomics Splash n Dash #2 Results:

Long Course:

Number Name Swim 400 Yd Run


Kiwanis Club Presents Scholarship to Lauren TenCate

on July 11, 2014 - 10:22am

From left, Acting Kiwanis President Lisa Wismer, Lauren and her mom Deborah Summa. Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Lauren TenCate with a scholarship this past Tuesday. Lauren was recognized for her participation in community activities such as the Cafe Scientifique Youth Leadership Team, UNM-LA Kids College, Empty Bowls, and the Bradbury Science Museum High Tech Halloween.

At LAHS, she also participated in the first robotics team, German Club and Natural Helpers. Lauren will be attending MIT and studying Mechanical Engineering.

Kiwanis was

Healing Hands: Healing Touch

on July 11, 2014 - 10:19am
Healing Hands: Healing Touch
Los Alamos

Massage Therapy is effective because touch itself can be therapeutic. The literature from studies on touch repeatedly shows how important it is for us all to receive careful touch.

A most useful tool in the pursuit of healing touch is the ability for the therapist to be fully focused on the receiver; this is known as being present. The healing touch can be therapeutic because it gives the body a chance to heal itself.

The clinical results have shown that people experience less pain, reduced stress, and better quality sleep with


Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Los Alamos Baseball-Softball July 16

on July 11, 2014 - 10:18am

JJAB Meeting Rescheduled to Aug. 20

on July 11, 2014 - 9:39am

JJAB News:

The July 16 meeting of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has been cancelled because of summer travel.

The next meeting will be 6 p.m., Aug. 20, in the conference room at Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1.

The public is welcome to attend.


ACI Calls Out State for Paying Outside Company to Create 'New Mexico True' Campaign

on July 11, 2014 - 9:31am
ACI News:
The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) led a panel of business leaders and experts who testified July 8 on issues with New Mexico's procurement procedures.
Concerns were raised that major opportunities are being lost for local businesses when the state government spends tax dollars outside New Mexico.
Dr. Beverlee McClure, ACI’s President and CEO, explained that the presentation was intended to empower the committee to take action on a key issue that is costing New Mexico jobs.
“When the state government spends money in New Mexico, that money

Cherokee Nation Hosts Community Meetings

on July 11, 2014 - 9:21am


Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and tribal officials travel to the Albuquerque and Denver areas this month to host community meetings and offer tribal citizenship photo I.D. cards to Cherokee citizens living there.

The Cherokee Nation hosts a community meeting Saturday in New Mexico. Tribal officials will host another community meeting with Cherokee citizens in the Denver area Saturday, July 19.

With 1,825 Cherokee Nation citizens living in New Mexico and 3,470 living in Colorado, it’s important to meet with at-large Cherokee citizens about tribal

Glass Fusing Class to Benefit Self Help, Inc.

on July 11, 2014 - 9:11am

Courtesy photo


Indulge your creative side while raising funds for Self Help, Inc.

Gather a couple of your friends and register for the First Glass Fusing Class, noon to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26. Learn art glass techniques, relax, create and donate to Self Help, Inc., all at the same time.

Based on the number of participants registered for this class, Bullseye Glass will donate up to $800 to Self Help, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1969 and dedicated to assisting people in need.

The First Glass Fusing Class is a great introduction to the fundamental

July 22 County Council Work Session Cancelled

on July 11, 2014 - 9:02am

The Los Alamos County Council Work Session scheduled for July 22 in White Rock has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The Council will meet next Tuesday, July 15, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 


State Receiving $500,000 Through LWCF

on July 11, 2014 - 9:02am


U.S. Senators Tom Udall D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., have announced more than $500,000 in funding for the state of New Mexico through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The designated resources will help fund outdoor recreation and conservation projects as part of a $43 million investment in all 50 states, the territories and the District of Columbia.

"New Mexico is blessed with precious lands that are a part of our culture and way of life," Luján said.

OBITUARY: David W. Steinhaus July 29, 1919 – July 9, 2014

on July 11, 2014 - 8:43am

DAVID W. STEINHAUS July 29, 1919 – July 9, 2014

David W. Steinhaus, 94, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014. David was born in Neillsville, Wis., July 29, 1919.

His service in the army began in 1945. David's military decorations included a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon. He was married to his loving wife, Jean, on January 1, 1949, in Hancock, Md. David earned a PhD in Physics at Johns Hopkins University in 1952.

Dave's career included working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a


Flamingos Celebrate White Rock Home

on July 11, 2014 - 8:38am
Flamingos flocked 452 Cheryl St., to celebrate the transformation of the home by Susie and Scott Robertson. Courtesy photo

Less than a year ago, Susie and Scott Robertson bought a derelict, bank-owned property at 452 Cheryl. Since then, they have transformed the house, inside and out!

Today, they awoke to a flock of happy flamingos adorning their new landscaping.

"This house was unbelievable when we purchased it,"  Susie said. "We bought it pretty much sight unseen to be near our children. After we purchased it, we questioned our thinking!"

Thanks to their hard work,


'New Mexico True' Proves Powerful Tourism Tool

on July 11, 2014 - 8:32am


Gov. Susana Martinez lauded members of the tourism industry for the role they have played in delivering a second straight year of record-breaking tourism growth by putting their support and money behind community-specific “New Mexico True” messages.

“It is gratifying to see so many New Mexico communities working together to create a unified message about our wonderful state,” Martinez said.

NNSA, Cray Partner on Supercomputer 'Trinity'

on July 11, 2014 - 8:19am

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Cray, Inc., have entered into a contract agreement for a next generation supercomputer, called Trinity, to advance the mission for the Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Managed by NNSA, Trinity is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) between Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories as part of the NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.

SFI Seminar: Werner-Washburne to Discuss Mentoring for Life

on July 11, 2014 - 7:59am

Margaret Werner-Washburn

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m., today, July 11, by Margaret Werner-Washburn, University of New Mexico, speaking on the topic, “Mentoring for Life: Getting from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” in the Collins Conference Room at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

The host for the evening will be Ginger Richardson.

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center in Santa Fe. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity.