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Rotary: Louisa Belian Is Student Of The Year

on May 2, 2016 - 3:30pm
Rotarian Becky Ehlers, left, recently presented LAHS junior Louisa Belian with a Rotary Club Student of the Year Award. Belian was recognized for her academic achievements and specifically for her community service as a dance instructor for young children, a math tutor, a member of Natural Helpers, and as an active participant in student government for eight years. She has been elected to serve as the president of the 2016-17 senior class. Ehlers and Belian are pictured with LAHS science teacher Rachel Cowan and with Belian’s mother, Shonna Belian. Photo by Rob Metcalf

Bjorklund Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 2, 2016 - 3:24pm
Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Mark Bjorklund was the top predictor in the weekly pace race held in the Western Area with a 18 second differential. Other accurate predictors were: Burton Krohn at 27 seconds off, and Allison Chan and Georgia Pedicini tying at 34 seconds.
On the 1 mile course Billy Strother was the first finisher at 9:47 and his sister Savanna Strother was the top female recording a 10:09. Ryan Smeltzer had 25:54 for top finisher in the 3 mile race and Roxana Candia was the first female with a time of 27:56.
Next week’s race will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Pinon Park

National Rally For Deaf Rights May 4

on May 2, 2016 - 12:24pm
DGM News:
National Rally for Deaf Rights is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 4, at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, hosted by Deaf Grassroots Movement-New Mexico.
At the same time at all state capitols across the United States, the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind people will gather to rally for civil rights for Deaf, Hard of
Hearing and DeafBlind people.

Scenes From Sunday's Reception For Secretary Of State Candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver

on May 2, 2016 - 12:07pm

Democratic Secretary Of State Candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver addresses the crowd at Sunday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democratic Secretary Of State Candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos residents hosted a reception for Democratic Secretary of State candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver at the home of Rick Bolton and Kathy Gursky. 

Toulouse Oliver served nine years as Bernalillo County Clerk and Sunday shared her plans to bring reform, transparency and accountability to

'Democracy Now!' Host Amy Goodman Breaks Silence

on May 2, 2016 - 11:40am
PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left, with 'Democracy Now!' co-host and author Amy Goodman. Goodman and co-author Denis Moynihan signed copies of their new book April 26 during a PAC 8 fundraiser. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
Amy Goodman speaks to a capacity crowd April 26 at UNM-LA. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
Los Alamos Dialy Post

In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in

LAHS Senior Eric Burnside Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

on May 2, 2016 - 11:15am

Eric Burnside, a senior at Los Alamos High School and member of Troop 222, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. This accomplishment represents several years of hard work, fun, adventure and community service. During the process of satisfying the requirements for the Eagle rank, Burnside led a group of volunteers in building a trail near the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. He was able to draw from past experience in building trails with the Youth Conservation Corps.

Y Camp, Afterschool Registration Drive Ends May 8

on May 2, 2016 - 10:55am
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA’s registration drive, where the $25 registration fee is waived, for Y Camp, iCare Camp and 2016-2017 Afterschool care closes Sunday, May 8.
Parents may continue to sign up for the programs after that date, but will only have through that day for the per/child registration fee to be waived. Y Summer Camp is offering additional discounts to those registering by this date.
The Y’s “Best Summer Ever” Camp will be based at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, as will LAPS’s summer school.

'Solving The Rubik's Cube 2.0' Includes 3D Simulation

on May 2, 2016 - 10:39am
Some of the finalist teams pose with a finalist team banner. The two boys at left in front row are Nicholas Brown, left, and Christopher Leap, of Portales High School. They finished second place. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Andy Corliss, Phillip Ionkov and Ming Lo of Aspen Elementary, and Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle School won first place in the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge for their project, “Solving the Rubik’s Cube 2.0,” Tuesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Carlos Valdez Leads Rose Pruning Workshop May 7

on May 2, 2016 - 9:18am


Carlos Valdez from the Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Services Department will conduct a workshop about the care and pruning of roses at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 in the Memorial Rose Garden behind Fuller Lodge.

Valdez will demonstrate pruning techniques and answer questions about growing roses in the local environment.

Attendees are encouraged to wear long sleeves and bring pruning shears and gloves. Get hands-on experience helping the Los Alamos Garden Club prune the roses in the Memorial Rose Garden.

The Los Alamos Garden Club is sponsoring this free workshop.

LAYL Teens Spend Day With Elementary Students

on May 2, 2016 - 8:58am
A youngster tries out sitting behind the wheel of a Los Alamos Police Department vehicle. Photo by Rita Brake
Teens lead games on the lawn at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Rita Brake

LAYL News:

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL) teens spent Saturday with elementary students at Los Alamos High School.

Student leaders took turns leading the group in activities, including making paper airplanes, relay races, charades and planting sunflowers. Los Alamos police and firefighters came out during the lunch hour to meet the kids.

Exchange Student Feels Impact Of Earthquake

on May 2, 2016 - 8:49am
The family of Carlos Lopez, center, a foreign exchange student from Portoviejo, Ecuador, is struggling in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake that hit Ecuador April 16. In response, members of Lopez’s host family, Nicole and David Murphy, have established a GoFundMe account to help support the Lopez family. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Devastation in Ecuador caused by the recent 7.8 earthquake. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

News of Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake April 16 caused Carlos Lopez, 18, an exchange student from Portoviejo in Ecuador’s Manbi

Daily Postcard: Snowcapped Mountains

on May 2, 2016 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: Looking west from Los Alamos Golf Course Sunday to snowcapped mountains. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Bids Farewell To Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider

on May 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

At Friday's official farewell event in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider who retired last month, receives a custom hand-made ax from Firefighter and Honor Guard Commander William Nackers. From left, Battalion Chief Steve Dewald, Battalion Chief Joseph Candaleria, Firefighter Honor Guard Commander William Nackers, Retired Deputy Chief Justin Grider, Acting Deputy Chief Paul Grano and Battalion Chief Wendy Servey. Photo by Cori Grider

Retired Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, center, with Fire Chief Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Highes.

Friends Gather For High Tea At Pig And Fig

on May 1, 2016 - 11:39am

Dr. Merry McIntrye, left, of Los Alamos gathered several friends together for a high tea Friday afternoon at Pig and Fig on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. From left, McIntrye, Carrie Classon, Valarie Prestwood, Kathy Yancy, Peggy Goldman, Joan Contarino, Pig and Fig owner Laura Hamilton, Laura Gonzales, Kathy Gibbs, Kathy Gifford, Kay Newnam and Bonnie Gordon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

High Tea faire at Fig and Pig Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA Hosts Phi Theta Kappa Awards Luncheon

on May 1, 2016 - 9:55am
The Group from left, Phi Theta Kappa Vice President Jemima Spill, Dr. Mickey Marsee, Grace Willerton, Dr. Sharon Hurley-Johns, Dr. Mary Martucci, Alex Zubelewicz, Elizabeth A. Rademacher and Phi Theta Kappa President Craig One Feather. Photo by Nancy Coombs
UNM-LA News:
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at UNM-Los Alamos held an appreciation luncheon for faculty and staff Wednesday.
More than a dozen faculty and staff members were presented with LoboPaws Awards for exceptional service in promoting student success and therefore making a positive difference in a student’s life.

Democrats Pitch In To Clean Up Los Alamos

on May 1, 2016 - 8:48am

Los Alamos Democrats pitched in Satirday for the annual 'Clean Up Los Alamos Day' in an effort to beautify the community. From left, Amy Storey, Cecelia Frank, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Chris Chandler, Robyn Schultz, Shelby Redondo, and Michael Redondo. Photo by Brad Storey


Members of the Democtratic Party of Los Alamos joined with other organizations and individuals to participate in Saturday's 13th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day.

Groups and neighborhoods pitched in to help beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season.

Rotarians Beautify Garden At Mesa Public Library

on May 1, 2016 - 8:10am
Los Alamos Rotarians Vincent Chiravalle, left, and Chuck Tallman gather with fellow Rotarians Saturday morning to prune, water, weed and spread mulch at the Rotary Garden in front of Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos adopted the garden as one of its community beautification projects and has maintained it for more than 10 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Marcus Roth, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as well as the Rotary Club in his hometown, Darmstadt, in Germany.

Los Alamos Kiwanians Clean Up Entrance Park

on May 1, 2016 - 8:02am
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos clean up crew picked up trash Saturday at Entrance Park as part of Saturday's community-wide 'Clean Up Los Alamos Day'. Crew members, from left, Steve Boerigter, Jack Gehre, Robert Cunningham, Kathy Hirons, Linda Daly, Morrie Pongratz, Pat Soran and Chuck Koosian. Photo by Don Casperson

Scenes Along Bridges Loop Trail Saturday

on May 1, 2016 - 7:46am

A view of the bridge Saturday from Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Canyon on Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Looking over Acid Canyon. Photo by Leah Austin

Elk spotted on N.M. 4 on the way to Bridges Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Gnarly monsters stick close to the ground on Acid Canyon Loop Trail. Photo by Leah Austin

Rep. Garcia Richard Hosts Town Hall At Mesa Library

on April 30, 2016 - 12:30pm

During her Town Hall meeting today at Mesa Public Library, House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discusses House Memorial 3, which she sponsored to name a submarine the USS Los Alamos. The Memorial passed with unanimous support in the 2016 legislative session. Courtesy photo

House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discusses highlights from the 2016 legislative session during her Town Hall meeting today at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

Taiji In The Park Starts First Week Of May

on April 30, 2016 - 11:42am


Free Taiji and Qigong practices begin next week at the Pavilion at Ashley Pond Park:

  • Thursdays 10-11 a.m., beginning May 5;
  • Saturdays 10-11 a.m. beginning May 7; and
  • Mondays 7-8 p.m. beginning May 9.

The program is for adults and children age 8 and up and no previous experience necessary.

Follow along, beginning with a walk around the pond to pick up trash, followed by simple stretching and the Taiji Qigong 18 Form routine. Go over the Yang-style 24 Form Taiji sequence twice, with limited instructions.

Instructor KokHeong McNaughton has been practicing and teaching different

Interment And Memorial Service For Jeanne Houtz

on April 30, 2016 - 11:13am


The final interment for Jeanne Houtz, who passed away on September 25, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM.

Her remains will be interred with her husband, Harry E. Houtz, who passed away in 1999. Friends of Jeanne are invited to attend this service.

Jeanne Carpenter Houtz, 93, died quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Chandler, AZ.

She was married to Harry Edward Houtz, Jr.


LANL Puts Out Big ‘Help Wanted’ Notice

on April 30, 2016 - 10:12am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan at Tuesday's Community Leaders Update in Santa Fe talks about reshaping the workforce of the future. Courtesy photo

NNSA Field Office Manager Kim Davis Lebak touts the virtues of a steady budget. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

An aging workforce and natural attrition, more than budget growth, are pushing Los Alamos National Laboratory toward a hiring spree. The lab will be looking for scientists and engineers as always, but also for business services professionals, support staff, as well as craft and technical employees.

“Taken together,

Del Norte Credit Union Announces 2016 DNCU Scholarship Winners

on April 30, 2016 - 8:11am

DNCU News:
  • Seven New Mexico students win $1,000 for higher education

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co‐op, has announced the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2016. The seven winners will receive $1,000 each toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2016. 

DNCU Scholarship winners for 2016:

  • Nicholas Koskelo – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos;
  • Shania Martinez – Española Valley High School, Española;
  • Victoria Lovato – Mesa Visa High School, Ojo Caliente;
  • Kyana Montoya – Pojoaque Valley High School,

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents 'Radiant Spring' Concert May 7-8

on April 30, 2016 - 7:31am
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Photo by Richard Huelster
SDCC News:
Capping its first year with music director Andrew Schmidt, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its spring concert, “Radiant Spring,” over Mother’s Day weekend.
The 38-year-old chorale will perform at 7 p.m., May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, in Los Alamos, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, in Santa Fe.
The concert’s pieces will celebrate light, love and passion.