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A Bomb in Plain Sight

on April 5, 2012 - 10:05am

Thomas C. Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force under presidents Ford and Carter, and co-author with Danny Reed of The Nuclear Express, returns to Los Alamos to sign his first novel,The Tehran Triangle.

Thomas C. Reed

The author will be at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m., Wednesday April 11 to sign and share refreshments and conversation with readers.

While taking a trip through New Mexico three years ago, Reed noticed the Santa Fe railroad ran past the first nuclear test site, Trinity.

“How logical, I thought, for the Iranians to simply build another Hiroshima-type A-bomb in El

TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

on April 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re

LAPS Fourth Graders Choose LA County Species

on April 5, 2012 - 12:05am

PEEC News:

Woodhouse's Toad has been nominated by some fourth graders to be the Los Alamos County amphibian. This one lives at PEEC.  Photo by Jennifer Macke

The Los Alamos Public Schools elementary librarians and fourth graders, with help from PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) have been working on a project to research and choose their favorite species for Los Alamos County.

Librarians Beverly Baker, Marilyn Branton, Julie Goen, and Jeffrey Lloyd have guided their fourth grade students in small groups in researching local mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and birds.

LA Summer Concert Series - Not Quite Complete

on April 4, 2012 - 10:04pm

Editor's Note: The official "Los Alamos Concert Series" schedule (presented by the County of Los Alamos and coordinated / managed by Russ Gordon) is not available on-line as of April 9th. When it becomes available we will link to the official concert series website. The official concert site is found at: Below you will find the currently available series information....


Russ Gordon and crew are still finalizing sponsors & venues for some of this summer’s series.

This is the 23rd year for this extremely popular concert series.

From Gordon's

Deer Gather Near Truck Route

on April 4, 2012 - 9:17pm

This herd of mule deer gathered along side the truck route by the former landfill at about 5 p.m. today as commuters from los Alamos National Laboratory drove by. Photo by TK Thompson/

‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

on April 4, 2012 - 7:06am

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in

Gallery of Snow Photos from April Storm

on April 3, 2012 - 2:18pm

The "Touch the Sky" sculpture at Ashley Pond is pleading with the heavens to stop the white stuff. Photo by TK Thompson/