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Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s

on October 15, 2012 - 8:04am

Los Alamos High School students Charlie Herman and Haley Henson. Photo by Sopahn Kellogg


By Sopahn Kellogg
Los Alamos Daily Post Intern

The Olions have decades of history at Los Alamos High. This fall the thespian club is presenting a play, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s and it is happening this coming weekend.

Tickets are $9 each and the show will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of the new LAHS building.

Interviewing some of the cast members I asked them a

Ruby K's Cupcake Decorating Fest Helps Nonprofit

on October 14, 2012 - 11:53am
Children concentrated intensely on their decorating technique at Ruby K's first Cupcake Decorating Fest Saturday. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
RUBY K's News:
Ruby K's first Cupcake Decorating Fest drew a crowd Saturday as parents and children gathered around a table outside the restaurant at 20th and Central Avenue to decorate cupcakes with vibrant frosting and an entire tableful of colorful candies.

The event raised $105 for Family Strengths Network (FSN). Ruby K's hopes to raise even more money for FSN during its Scary Cupcake Decorating Contest during Halloweekend Oct. 27.

FSN is a

Day Journeys to the Middle of Nowhere: An Adventure in Corrales

on October 14, 2012 - 7:55am

Travel Column by Kirsten Laskey

To say this place is centered in nowhere may be a bit of a stretch. It actually nips at the heels of one of those major sprawling communities that are located everywhere.

Still, when my parents and I drove into Corrales via Bernalillo recently, we were certain we had arrived but not entirely sure where.

Corrales and Bernalillo may tread on each others’ toes but driving down a road lined with trees that create a dappled pattern of sunlight and seeing horses roaming through pastures in the small town of Corrales, it is hard to believe that minutes away is a

Letter to the Editor: Vote 'Yes' on Charter Ballot Questions

on October 14, 2012 - 6:39am
By Kevin Holsapple
Los Alamos

Amongst the various elective office contests and ballot questions on the slate for November's election are four local Charter ballot questions deserving of your attention and affirmation.
They deal with making improvements to the County Charter provisions dealing with citizen initiatives, referendums, recalls, and future Charter revisions.
A group formed by the County Council called the Charter Review Committee (CRC) performed a comprehensive review of the County Charter over the past few years, held a whole bunch of public meetings to collect ideas and

Café Scientifique Looks at Ethical Hacking Oct.18

on October 14, 2012 - 6:38am
Local teens are invited to attend Café Scientifique NM set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA in the Building 4 Computer Lab.
Neale Pickett of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present the talk, "Ethical Hacking and Codebreaking: A Hands-on Tutorial and Contest."

In early 2009, Iran's uranium enrichment program—widely believed to be aimed at developing a nuclear weapon—was set back at least two years and billions of dollars by a computer virus from the United States.  

The New Zealand-based Megaupload site has millions of dollars of equipment and

CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 15

on October 14, 2012 - 6:35am


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1:

Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon remains closed.

Roadway prep work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.

Paving from the middle of the Myrtle Green to 9th Street should occur the week of Oct. 22.


U.S., Russia Partner to Complete Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center, Reaffirm Commitment

on October 14, 2012 - 6:28am

NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs. It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense (RF MOD) announced Friday the commissioning of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center (KRTC) near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The KRTC will provide training for personnel who maintain or operate security systems at RF MOD nuclear

Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants

on October 14, 2012 - 6:27am



Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.


Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos's power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.


Los Alamos' power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power.


Los Alamos has a

County Line: Apply for Creative District Advisory Committee

on October 14, 2012 - 6:21am


Editor's Note: Due to the rain and hailstorm after lunch Friday, the groundbreaking for the new Multi Purpose Covered Arena had to be cancelled. Staff will be working with the project sponsors to see if it can be rescheduled in the near future. Watch for updates next week.

Council Work Session Tuesday

They'll be meeting in White Rock Fire Station #3 at 7 p.m. - what's on the agenda? The "Master Career Plan" for the Police Department is likely to garner the most discussion. Download the full agenda here:

Satch Cowan Trail


Column: Hope isn't Enough

on October 14, 2012 - 6:15am
By Allen E. Weh
New Mexico Businessman and former Candidate for Governor

Webster’s definition of hope is “to cherish a desire with expectation of fulfillment,” but hope is not a plan.

Regrettably, this country’s foreign policy has been largely based on hope during the past three plus years, and it shows.

People can desire this, and hope for that, but without good policies these things can never be fulfilled, and the recent violence in the Middle East reinforces this indisputable truth.

The brutal murder of our Ambassador and three other Americans in Libya by radical Islamists, along

Pet of the Week: Houdini

on October 14, 2012 - 5:58am

Houdini. Courtesy photo


Houdini is Pet of the Week. Houdini is not a magician, but an adorable black and white spaniel/BC mix.

He recently got a bath and is ready to show off his black and white coat. He is affectionate and sweet with both dogs and people, and would love to accompany his new person everywhere.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets. Others are currently off-campus in foster homes. 

Visitor Guides: Friday afternoons 4-6 p.m., volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential


Sunday Talk at Bradbury Describes Manhattan Project Contributions of Jewish Scientists at LANL

on October 13, 2012 - 8:10pm
Hans Bethe
Talk Sunday at Bradbury Science Museum
Jewish scientists played a key role in Los Alamos' Manhattan Project effort to develop the first atomic bombs.
The role of these research luminaries in LANL's Theoretical Division, such as Hans Bethe, Victor Weisskopf, Richard Feynman and John von Neumann among others are explored in a talk Sunday at the Bradbury Science Museum.
When: 3 p.m., Oct. 14
Where: Bradbury Science Museum, 15th Street and Central Avenue.
The talk, "Jews in Theory: A Snapshot of Theoretical Division at Los Alamos in 1945" by Jack Shlachter, LANL's

FBI Media Alert: Public's Help Sought in Man's Death

on October 13, 2012 - 4:04pm

FBI News:

Dale Johnson went missing for more than a week before his body was found in a mountainous area near Mescalero, N.M., on July 8, 2011.

The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs still are investigating the 58-year-old Mescalero man's death, and are asking the public for help.

Johnson's body was found in a remote area directly north of the Feast or Ceremonial Grounds on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

No information about the condition of the body is being released at this time.

Johnson's relatives reported him missing on June 29, 2011.

Anyone with information about what Johnson was

New Deadline and Expanded Criteria for Creative District Advisory Committee Applicants

on October 13, 2012 - 3:50pm


Los Alamos County announced Friday that the deadline to receive letters of interest from applicants interested in being appointed to the new advisory committee being formed to assist the County and Council in the implementation of the Los Alamos Creative District will have until 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 (to match the day with date previously announced.)

In addition, the criterion requiring prospective members to “live in either Los Alamos or White Rock” has been expanded to include those who “live or work in Los Alamos County.”


Letter to the Editor: Charter Amendments Clarify and Unify the Process

on October 13, 2012 - 2:15pm
By Kyle Wheeler
Los Alamos

The charter amendments on the ballot group the various processes for initiative, referendum, recall, and future charter amendments into more sensible groupings within the charter, so if you want to start a petition to recall an elected official or start some other petition, and these amendments pass, the process for how you do it will be spelled out more clearly within the charter.

The amendments clarify and unify the process. Even Rob Pelak agreed at a recent League of Women Voters Forum that the way the Charter Review Committee grouped the items makes sense.

Men's Lobo Howl Dunk Contest

on October 13, 2012 - 2:02pm

Nick Banyard over Cory Alford for dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Testing the rim. Photo by Alan Kirk

Devon Williams on way to Dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Banyard for Dunk. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jamal Fenton up and under Tony Snell. Photo by Alan Kirk

Pancake Thomas throwing one down. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick take twoooo. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alek Kirk meets Lobo Luey at midcourt. Photo by Alan Kirk




Storm Runoff in Tesuque Rio near Pojoaque Friday Evening

on October 13, 2012 - 12:38pm

Storm runoff in Tesuque Rio near Pojoaque Friday evening. Photo by Alan Kirk

Photo by Alan Kirk



Column: Closing Corporate Tax Loophole is Win for New Mexico Businesses

on October 13, 2012 - 11:32am
Column by State Sen. Peter Wirth
District 25-Santa Fe

Developing a vibrant, diverse private sector economy is critical to getting New Mexicans back to work. 

While our national labs and large, multi-state corporations are important to our economy, 98 percent of New Mexico businesses are small or medium sized with less than 100 employees. 

To create jobs, policy makers must focus on our local businesses and give them the tools they need to grow and compete. 

Key to the success of any small business is a fair tax code that lets it compete with the multi-state competitors down the street.

Beer Pairing at Los Alamos Co-op

on October 13, 2012 - 11:18am

Community members turn out for Thursday's Beer Dinner at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market at 95 Entrada Dr. Courtesy/LACM

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market began bringing local brewers to Los Alamos with their first Beer Dinner in October of last year.

The Co-op’s third Beer Dinner was held last Thursday and featured Second Street Brewery. The food focused on local and organic ingredients, which are all available at the Co-op.


The menu was designed and prepared by the Second Street Brewmaster, Rod Tweet, and the Second Street head chef, Jason Gleichman.


Okhay Owingeh Pueblo Man Sentenced to Probation for Embezzling $25,900 from Cities of Gold Casino

on October 13, 2012 - 10:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning in Albuquerque federal court, Calvin R. Trujillo, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation for his conviction on a theft by an employee of a gaming establishment on Indian Land charge. Trujillo also was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution.

Trujillo pled guilty May 24 to criminal information charging him with theft by an employee of a gambling establishment on Indian Land, under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In his plea agreement, Trujillo admitted that, between Nov. 10, 2010 and Dec.

Main Hill Road Work To Be Completed This Weekend

on October 13, 2012 - 10:10am



The New Mexico Department of Transportation will complete its pavement rehabilitation work on N.M. 502 this weekend.

The hill to Los Alamos, from mile marker 4 to mile marker 6, has been periodically closed since Oct. 2.

The road will be closed again today until approximately 2:00 p.m. while crews mill the centerline and finish striping work.

Weather permitting, the project will then be completed.

NMDOT advises all motorists to take the N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route to Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when road work is in progress.



Awesome Rummage Sale in Espanola Today

on October 13, 2012 - 9:56am
Fund Raising Event for European Travel Club

High school students from the European Travel Club at Pojoaque Valley High are putting together what promises to be an amazing rummage sale this mornng in Espanola.

This is one of many fund raising events planned to raise money for an educational trip to Europe. Enriching their studies and broadening their understanding of other people and cultures, the students will visit England, France and Germany this summer.

Beginning at 8 a.m.


Today's Ruby K's Cupcake Event Benefits FSN

on October 13, 2012 - 9:40am

Gloria Marksteiner. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

RUBY K's News:

Today from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Ruby K's Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave., Suite 2 is hosting a cupcake decorating fest to celebrate their new line of cupcakes.

Children will receive a free cupcake to decorate with colorful frosting, sprinkles and other sweet decorations.

The event is free, but Ruby K’s will collect donations to benefit Family Strengths Network in Los Alamos.

Family Strengths Network is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through their

Los Alamos Elks Present Checks to Childrens' Charities

on October 13, 2012 - 9:22am

From left, Los Alamos Elks Secretary Eppie Trujillo and Exalted Ruler Lisa Harris present a $3,500 check to Bob Biggers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation during a special event at the Elks Lodge Thursday evening. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083, 1601 Trinity Dr., Thursday evening presented $8,000 in checks from proceeds raised at their annual Elks Golf Tournament for Charity event held June 22.

"All of the monies given go to children in Northern New Mexico," Elks Exalted Ruler Lisa Harris told the Los Alamos Daily Post. 

The Elks


Annual Health Fair Set For Saturday, Oct. 27

on October 13, 2012 - 8:43am

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS members at last year's Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair. Courtesy photo

LAHC News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair is set for 8 am to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Los Alamos High School gymnasium.

Admission is free. This Health Fair has been occurring annually at various venues for 27 years.

The Health Fair began in Fuller Lodge and now fills the gym with  more than 60 booths representing vendors from Los Alamos, Espanola and Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

There is something for everyone.