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The Pain Free Athlete: Reduce Joint Inflammation with Good Nutrition

on October 11, 2013 - 8:25am
The Pain Free Athlete

Reduce Joint Inflammation with Good Nutrition

Inflammation is one of the main causes of joint pain. When your body is threatened the immune system and vascular system activate, creating an inflammatory response. Blood plasma and white blood cells are mobilized to the site of the injury.

This causes swelling, redness and heat. Unfortunately, many of us live which chronic inflammation which over time becomes destructive to the body. The cells in the inflamed tissues become altered.

These cellular changes can contribute to conditions such as

UNM-LA Artistic Pumpkin Carving Class Perfect for Entire Family

on October 11, 2013 - 8:20am

Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a class in artistic pumpkin carving taught by expert pumpkin carver Lori Dauelsberg. The class meets 6-8 p.m. for two consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 17-24, in room 614 on the UNM-LA campus.

“Pumpkin carving has become a much more sophisticated undertaking,” says Eva Artschwager, Director of Community Education. “The simple Jack-O-Lanterns that you may remember from childhood have been replaced by elaborate silhouettes of faces, spiders, and complex scenes. It’s really amazing.”

When it comes to pumpkin

Zia Credit Union Helping Members in Time of Need

on October 11, 2013 - 8:19am

ZCU News:

The following loan terms will be made available for any member who is furloughed or misses a paycheck with direct payroll deposit to Zia Credit Union from the federal government or a contractor of the government (e.g., LANL or LANS), and is affected by the government shutdown.  

  • Unsecured loan up to two (2) times net payroll deposit to Zia Credit Union* - Up to a maximum of $5,000
  • 4.99% Annual Percentage Rate
  • Repayment term up to 18 months
  • First payment not due until 60 days after funding

* Direct deposit must have been previously set-up and coming to Zia Credit Union

In addition,

NJROTC Holds Brisket Dinner

on October 11, 2013 - 7:59am


The LAHS Naval Junior ROTC unit will hold a Brisket Dinner 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Posse Lodge.

The donations for the meal will benefit Los Alamos High School graduate Lt. Micah Anderson. Anderson was injured in Afghanistan and continues to recover. 

All donations will be made through Los Alamos National Bank into an account set up to benefit Anderson and his family.


Last White Rock Artist Market of Year Saturday

on October 11, 2013 - 7:49am


Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation will host the last White Rock Artist Market of the season 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the White Rock Visitors Center, 115 N.M. 4.

The market features artists from Los Alamos and White Rock selling handmade items. Stop by and support the market and the local artists.


TOTH Generations Service Offers New Series Sunday

on October 10, 2013 - 11:12pm
Welcoming All to the Generations Community
By Maryann Blackhart

Columbus Day weekend and nothing to do? Come join us at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Generations Service at 6:07 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 13, in Kelly Hall; a free dinner is provided at 5:15 p.m., before the service.

We are starting a new series this Sunday with Seminarian Laurie Triplett answering questions such as “Who is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit? Many of us have asked ourselves Who is God? God, our Creator, made us each a little different, making us all unique.

Breaking News: Los Alamos National Bank Launches Program to Provide Relief for Furloughed Federal Employees

on October 10, 2013 - 1:41pm

LANB President Steve Wells

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) is rolling out a program to provide relief for furloughed Federal Employees called “LANB S.T.R.O.N.G., which stands for “Short Term Relief Options (while) No Government.

“Our community and customers have always counted on LANB to be there for them. The unfortunate situation many may find themselves in due to government furloughs is a time when LANB can again help,” LANB President Steve Wells said.

LANB S.T.R.O.N.G. contains four main relief options for furloughed Federal Employees:

  • Payment Deferrals on Consumer Loans

Kiwanis Hears Latest on Smith's Marketplace

on October 10, 2013 - 10:46am
Elizabeth Maestas and John Roberts of Smith's with posters of Smith's Marketplace scheduled to open in May. The posters can be seen in the front of Smiths at 535 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Roberts, general manager of Los Alamos Smith’s Food & Drug Centers and Elizabeth Maestas, the store’s human resources director, were the guests of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos Tuesday.

Roberts gave a presentation to the group, gathered at Trinity on the Hill, about the new Smith’s Marketplace under construction on Trinity


The Hive Will Close Doors Oct. 31

on October 10, 2013 - 10:28am
Dave Jones is surrounded Wednesday afternoon by furniture and equipment on sale at the Hive, scheduled to close down Oct. 31. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Despite a valiant two-year effort, the end of the line looms near for the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. The Hive is scheduled to close down Oct. 31.

"We are now in the process of closing the Hive facility and disposing of the furniture and equipment," Dave Jones told the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday.

Jones has served as steward of the Hive since its inception.


Thomas M. Lilly Joins LANB as Chief Credit Officer

on October 10, 2013 - 10:20am

Thomas M. Lilly

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) announces the hiring of Thomas (Tom) M. Lilly as Chief Credit Officer.

Lilly brings to LANB more than 25 years of community banking financial management experience overseeing credit administration, underwriting, loan operations and collections for several Mid-Western regional banks.

“Tom is a great addition to LANB,” President Steve Wells said. "He brings valued expertise to the credit quality function of the organization and will make us a better bank.”

Lilly will oversee all credit administration of LANB and will lead the


High Tea on the Hill Oct. 20

on October 10, 2013 - 10:03am


Tea sets are gathered and it's time for tea. High Tea on the Hill is here! The United Way Youth Team invites the community to "Tea Time" at High Tea on the Hill in the Los Alamos High School lobby 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20

Hot Rock Java Cafe will be serving up some scrumptious sandwiches and scones. An assortment of desserts will be provided by Ruby K's, CB FOX, and sugar cookies from Creative Inspirations by Peggy. A minimum $15 donation is requested.

High Tea on the Hill is a great way to invest both in the United Way Community Action Fund and the youth of Los Alamos.


Topper Girls and Boys Golf Results at Grants/Piedra Vista Fall Invitational

on October 10, 2013 - 9:41am

From left, Emily Johnson, Jennifer Necker, Bri Sanderson, Mal Apgar, Emma Haines and Assistant Coach Brent Collom. Photo by Mike Lippiatt


Los Alamos High School girls and boys golf teams were awarded five individual state qualifying legs and two team state qualifying legs at the Grants/Piedra Vista Fall Golf Invitational Oct. 7-8 at Coyote del Malpais Golf Course in Grants.

All in all, it was a very successful trip for both teams. A lot was accomplished and a lot was learned. Both teams started the season in a bit of a funk.


Special Meeting Targets Teacher Concerns

on October 10, 2013 - 8:29am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday at the District Office, 2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

The agenda items for the meeting include the board taking action on concerns raised by teachers regarding state and district initiatives and programs, request district administration to present a plan in response to teachers' concerns, and to direct administration to draft a letter to the State Department of Education.


Significant Wind Impacts Today; Northern Mountain Snow

on October 10, 2013 - 8:24am


NWS News:

The National Weather Service anticipates another vigorous early season cold front to usher in strong wind, cooler temperatures and northern mountain snow. The main impact period is mid-morning to mid-evening today. Wind impacts are expected areawide with accumulating snow limited to the highest terrain of north-central and northwest New Mexico and generally above 9,500 feet.

Key Impacts:

  • Windy to very windy conditions to expand across the area Thursday
  • Potentially damaging wind gusts (up to 60 mph) possible higher terrain and areas to the lee of the central mountain

Halloween Spirit Comes to White Rock

on October 10, 2013 - 8:22am

Halloween spirit is popping up in yards across White Rock such as this home with a grave yard theme on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A pile of perky pumpkins greet visitors to this White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ghosts hover above pumpkin heads depicting a pirate, a caballero and a tourist. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

With Halloween just 21 days away, homes throughout White Rock displayed holiday spirit Wednesday. 

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition.

Family Fun at Holy Cross All-Saints Eve Festival

on October 10, 2013 - 8:20am

Holy Cross Catholic School Gymnasium is on Holy Cross Street off N.M. 76 in Espanola.


No RTD Bus Service Columbus Day

on October 10, 2013 - 8:16am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service on Monday Oct.14, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume on Tuesday, Oct.15.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and

JJAB Will Discuss Teen Center

on October 10, 2013 - 8:14am

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.16 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

Sylvan Argo will give  an update on the Teen Center. The public is welcome to attend.


Comments Sought on State Rail Plan

on October 10, 2013 - 8:11am


SANTA FE – The public is invited to provide final comment on the New Mexico State Rail Plan that will serve as a five year plan for the railroad program.

The Rail Plan, which is a federal requirement, sets forth state policy regarding passenger and freight rail transportation. It identifies current and future passenger and freight rail facilities, services, needs, issues and opportunities.


FBI Seeks Public's Help Locating Santa Fe Bank Robber

on October 10, 2013 - 8:07am

FBI News:

A man with a handgun robbed Del Norte Credit Union, 510 N. Guadalupe St., in Santa Fe Wednsday.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 5'8" tall, with a medium build. He wore a red hoodie that was turned inside out, black pants and white shoes. The suspect also wore a mask and gloves.

Witnesses said the man walked into the bank at approximately 10:35 a.m. and showed a handgun. He demanded money.

A teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense,

DWI Planning Committee Meets Oct. 17

on October 9, 2013 - 10:57pm


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in a conference room at the Los Alamos Police Station.

The mmeting is opwn to the public.

NNSA Directs Labs to Begin Preparing for Possible Closure

on October 9, 2013 - 5:04pm

Director Charlie McMillan

LANL News:

In an email to employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory today, Director Charlie McMillan explained that because of the ongoing lapse in federal appropriations, the NNSA has directed all labs and sites to start preparing for the orderly closure of all operations except for those required to maintain minimum safety.

Without a resolution to the budget impasse, Los Alamos will complete the transition to closure as of the end of business on Friday, Oct. 18, McMillan said in his email message.

LANL will continue to conserve available funding through

Barn Burns Down at North Mesa Stables Overnight

on October 9, 2013 - 11:06am
Lisa and Garth Reader's barn at the North Mesa Stables as it burned late Tuesday night. Photo by Dee McCoy
The aftermath of the barn that burned down overnight at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A large barn burned to the ground Tuesday night at the North Mesa Stables. The blaze killed one of five horses housed at the barn owned by longtime Los Alamos residents Lisa and Garth Reader. 

"We've had Sparky (Sparkling Moonshine) for nearly 20 years," Lisa Reader told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.

Frustration With Teacher Evaluation System Boils Over

on October 9, 2013 - 10:40am
Educators listen to fellow teachers express their frustrations at Tuesday's School Board Meeting. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
LAHS U.S. History Teacher Jonathon Lathrop speaks about how over-regulation and paperwork are driving teachers from the district. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 50 Los Alamos teachers and their supporters, many wearing red to signify their support for Los Alamos teachers, attended the Oct.


N.M. Delegation Working to Protect Federal and Lab Workers Hurt by Shutdown

on October 9, 2013 - 8:39am
  • Urges DOE to compensate national lab employees for back pay if furloughed because of shutdown

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham are working to ensure that federal workers in New Mexico are not financially hurt in the long-term by the federal government shutdown.

New Mexico is home to roughly 27,000 federal workers, and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employ an additional 18,000 New Mexicans.

All four lawmakers are strong supporters of the Federal