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Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Ullr Fest Oct. 3

on September 26, 2015 - 7:17am

RPLA/LAFRW Host Constitution Day Dinner

on September 25, 2015 - 11:30pm

Chairman Bill McKerley of the Republican Party of Los Alamos welcomes state and local dignitaries and guests to last Saturday's annual Constitution Day Dinner at the Golf Course Community Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

At the head table from  left, Jacqueline Chrobocinski, County Councilor James Chrobocinski, Jennifer McKerley, RPLA Chair Bill McKerley, Rep. Saira Blair, James Robinson, Mary Wilhoit and Dennis Wilhoit. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rep. Saira Blair of the West Virginia House is the youngest elected legislator in the nation. Photo by Carol A.

More Scenes From Metzger's Gas Tank Removal

on September 25, 2015 - 3:01pm

The tanks are coming out of the ground today at Metzer's in White Rock as the company is exiting the gasoline business. Photo by David Jolly

Photo by David Jolly

Photo by David Jolly

Photo by David Jolly

Light Opera Presents 'Young Frankenstein'

on September 25, 2015 - 2:47pm
Cast of 'Young Frankenstein.' Photo by Larry Gibbons
Sets by Holly Haas under construction. Photo by Larry Gibbons


The Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein”, a ‘monster’ of a show directed and choreographed by Patrick MacDonald and musically directed by Gretchen Amstutz.

Everything about the show is monstrous- the ambitious set, the cast of millions (50), and 100 costumes! The impressive set was designed and created by Holly Haas, set designer. Dave Olivas, master carpenter, built the set with the help of many dedicated volunteers.

PEEC Holds Fishing Clinic Oct. 3

on September 25, 2015 - 2:25pm
Fishing lesson in progress. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is providing a fishing clinic for youth and families at Fenton Lake 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

For those who want to learn how to fish, improve their skills, or want to know more about our local aquatic ecosystems, this is an excellent opportunity.

This fishing adventure includes lessons on knot tying, casting, fish biology, macro-invertebrates, fish prints, baits, and lures.

Trimec And Round Up Spraying At Overlook Park And White Rock Area Parks And Fields

on September 25, 2015 - 2:25pm


The Los Alamos County Parks Division will apply Round-Up Herbicide and/or Trimec Broad Leaf Herbicide during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2.

Areas to be treated:

  •  All Overlook Park and White Rock area parks and fields

Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier Today

on September 25, 2015 - 2:19pm
Picture in beads by Ann Greene. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The new show at Rose Chocolatier opens with Ann Greene, weaving pictures with beads. 

"We are very excited to display her unique bean work," owner Marguerite McClay said. " Ann's delicate designs with beads is up now."

Tonight's artist reception is 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be on hand for your added enjoyment.

"Don't forget to include the Fuller Lodge Art Center on your Friday night gallery tour," McClay said.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Offered

on September 25, 2015 - 2:17pm


September is Suicide Prevention Month. An appropriate way to show your support of suicide prevention and improve your knowledge about mental health is to sign up for a Mental Health First Aid Class.

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, along with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church are hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course in Los Alamos Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The class is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and

LAPD Patrol Units Have New Look

on September 25, 2015 - 2:15pm

Los Alamos Police Department Fleet Manager Cpl. David Boe said the department is in the process of giving the patrol units an updated look. Every few years the department goes through this process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Jemez Springs Library Acquires Hillerman Books

on September 25, 2015 - 2:08pm

'Sacred Clowns' is one of the Tony Hillerman novels recently donated to the Jemez Springs Public Library by Anne Hillerman. Courtesy photo


September is officially National Library Card Sign Up Month and what better way to celebrate than to comply with author Anne Hillerman’s request for everyone to read more. That was her only request for our library to accept her very generous and moving donation of her father’s books to the tiny library.

The Hillerman family has a bit of history with Jemez Springs.

Nominations Sought For New Living Treasures

on September 25, 2015 - 2:04pm


Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos? Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30. A nine-member board will choose three new Treasures, who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2016.

Nominees must be current residents of Los Alamos County. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information:

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
  • How many years has the nominee been

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Chronic Bias Is Hardwired

on September 25, 2015 - 1:54pm
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Chronic Bias Is Hardwired

In partisan issues, which are most issues, the mind judges “our side” and “their side” in wholly different ways.

At last, hard data confirm the stubborn trait. Physical science can now see the biased brain doing its dark deeds. We watch it simply sidetrack anything that helps an opposing view.

A study at Emory University shows how the biased brain physically throws away annoying evidence. This revelation may help or not.


30th Annual Heart Council Health Fair Highlights Family And Kids Health

on September 25, 2015 - 1:42pm
Classic Air Medical Helicopter soars in the sky with Los Alamos National Laboratory in the background. The helicopter will be on display at this year's Health Fair. Photo by Leslie Bucklin


The Los Alamos Heart Council 2015 Health Fair is8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Los Alamos High School Gymnaium. 

As in past years, there will be free flu shots available (for those 18 years and older), courtesy of Los Alamos Medical Center and discounted blood tests.

Scenes From Single Car Accident On Central

on September 25, 2015 - 1:21pm

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe at the scene of a single car accident Thursday afternoon on Central Avenue across from Mesa Public Library. The driver is an older man who hit a parked car. He was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center for a check up. Traffic citations, if any, are pending. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD Cpl. David Boe, left, at the scene of Thursday's single car accident on Central Avenue across from Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A tow truck crew arrives Thursday afternoon to transport the damaged car away. Photo by Carol A.

Tanks Removed As Metzger's Exits Gas Business

on September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm

Gasoline tank removel is underway at Metzger's Do it Best at 128 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss


White Rock Metzger's Store Manager Dan Sexton said the last gasoline tank has just been removed from the ground at 128 N.M. 4.

Metzger Stores LLC owner Greg Metzger announced earlier this month the company is exiting the gasoline business. 

The change is resulting in the closure of Metzger’s Mobil and Metzger’s auto repair shop at 1399 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos and the discontinuance of gasoline sales at Metzger’s White Rock location.


CEDD's Anne Laurent Is Moving To Park City

on September 25, 2015 - 11:56am

Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Community and Economic Development Department Director Anne Laurent has accepted a position in Park City, Utah.

“My last day (with the County) is two weeks from today,” Laurent told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning. “I’m sad but at the same time excited.”

She will conduct similar work in her role as Community Development Director in Park City.

2010 LAHS Graduate Ariana Mancino Displays Work In 'Absinthe Minded' At Fuller Lodge Art Center

on September 25, 2015 - 11:45am

'Let it Rain.' By Ariana Mancino

ART News:

Ariana Mancino, a 2010 Los Alamos High School graduate, is one of the artists displaying work in the 'Absinthe Minded' show, which runs through Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Mancino will be at the opening reception 5-7 p.m. today at the Art Center, 2132 Central Ave.

Ariana Mancino

About Ariana Mancino:

Art has always been a huge part of my life. I can remember, back to a very young age, seeing my dad painting and drawing and me saying, "I wish I could do that." So, I did.

I use art as a defense against anxiety and depression because I

Bethlehem Lutheran Collection Drive Aids Community

on September 25, 2015 - 11:44am
Pastor Nicole' Ferry and the congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran collected a variety of items to assist with Assets Month and a variety of youth food needs in the community. Food and change collection continues through Sept. 30. For information, call 505.695.9139 or for a pick up. The project is sponsored by the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA). Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 25, 2015 - 10:51am
Real Deal Theater

This Friday we are opening Everest, Hotel Transylvania 2, and The Intern. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials will hold for another week. Jurassic World, Phoenix, and Far from the Madding Crowd will end Thursday.

The Martian opens at the Reel Deal next Friday on Oct. 2. This film is getting 90 plus favorable reviews and took the Toronto Film Festival by storm. I think we’ll see it competing for an Oscar this season. The film is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel The Martian, which was adapted into a screenplay by Drew Goddard, who grew up in Los Alamos and is the

Students Meet Councilors And Learn History During Tour Of Los Alamos Farmers Market

on September 25, 2015 - 10:47am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilor James Chrobocinski greet Mountain Elementary School 3rd graders who were on a field trip to Thursday's Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Matt Romero of Romero Farms demonstrates chile roasting to the 3rd graders during Thursday's field trip. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Mountain 3rd graders play a quick game of chess at the farmers market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Third graders at Thursday's Farmers Market Field Trip appreciating local fruits and vegetables.

Two Great Art Events Weekend Of Oct. 16-18

on September 25, 2015 - 10:03am
'Flower Shirt Eagle Man' is by Victor Vigil, one of the artists who will take part in the Fuller Lodge Art Center's 'Gateway to the Holidays' Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtesy photo 

ART News:

Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post will feature artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair, beginning today.

The 2015 Studio Tour will be held 10 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

In And Around Town: Sept. 25

on September 25, 2015 - 9:11am


The In and Around Town community calendar is updated daily and accessible via the button on the sidebar of the online edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It appears in the news feed of the Post each Thursday and weekly in the print edition. In order to have items included in the print edition, submit them by Monday of the week they should appear. Send calendar items to

TUESDAY Sept. 29
Santa Fe Council on International Relations and Congregation Beit Tikva present a lecture and book signing with Robert L.

Live Webcast Of Total Lunar Eclipse Sunday

on September 25, 2015 - 8:16am

Events for the total lunar eclipse Sept. 27-28. This version is labeled for Eastern Daylight Time. Due to the Moon's slightly off-center path through Earth's umbra, the southern half of its disk should look slightly brighter during totality than the northern half. Sky & Telescope illustration


Sky & Telescope
  • A total lunar eclipse occurs in prime time for U.S. skywatchers Sunday night, Sept. 27. Sky & Telescope is providing a high-definition webcast of the entire event.

Kelly Beatty. Photo by Craig Michael Utter/S&T

Sunday evening, skygazers throughout the Americas will

UCLA Physicists Determine Three-dimensional Positions Of Individual Atoms For First Time

on September 25, 2015 - 7:28am

The scientists were able to plot the exact coordinates of nine layers of atoms with a precision of 19 trillionths of a meter. Image by Mary Scott and Jianwei (John) Miao/UCLA


  • Finding will help scientists better understand the structural properties of materials

Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be.


Jianwei (John) Miao. By Reed Hutchinson/UCLA

Now, scientists at UCLA have used a powerful microscope to image the three-dimensional positions of individual

Anonymous Donor Gifts Young Boy A Flight Over Los Alamos On The Classic Air Medical Helicopter

on September 24, 2015 - 8:25pm
Jesse Miller, 5, gets a preflight orientation from Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers Wednesday afternoon at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
KOB Eyewitness News 4 films Jesse Miller, 5, Wednesday on the heli-pad at LAMC. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Jesse was about to take off on a helicopter ride over Los Alamos with his mom Mariah Miller and Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Five-year-old Jesse Miller of Los Alamos is in remission from leukemia, and