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Which Norris and Lois Bradbury Sculpture Should Be Placed at New Municipal Building?

on March 8, 2013 - 8:06am

See all three sculpture proposal options below:


The Art in Public Places Advisory Board has posted a new question on the County’s “Open Forum” webpage: Which Norris and Lois Bradbury sculpture should be recommended to the County Council for fabrication and installation at the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building?

The Board is seeking public comment on proposals received for this next set of historical sculptures.

Local Firefighters Shave Heads to Fight Childhood Cancer

on March 8, 2013 - 6:35am

St. Baldrick's head-shaving events have raised more than $11 million so far in 2013. Courtesy photo

Staff report

The Los Alamos Fire Department is hosting a head-shaving event to benefit childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The head-shaving event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at White Rock Fire Station 3 on N.M. 4.

Fifteen firefighters including Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider have signed up to be shaved.

Los Alamos Firefighter and Team LAFD Treasurer James Thwaits told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he has not been cutting his hair in

LANL 70th Anniversary Lecture @ Bradbury Science Museum March 13

on March 8, 2013 - 6:28am

Relay for Life Kickoff Breakfast is Saturday

on March 8, 2013 - 6:09am

ACS News:

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Los Alamos will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at Masonic Lodge (corner of 15th and Sage in Los Alamos) for a kickoff breakfast.

Relay For Life is the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement. Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Relay brings together friends, families, businesses,


Letter to the Editor: VFW Post 8874 Thanks 'Valentines for Vets' Participants

on March 8, 2013 - 6:05am
By ROGER ANAYA, Post Commander
John D. Gamble Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874
Los Alamos

Members of the VFW Post 8874 and the Ladies Auxiliary, the Military Order of the Cooties and their Auxiliary, the Patriot Guard Riders, Paws and Stripes, the Blue Star Moms, the American Women Riders, and Santa Fe Harley Davidson visited the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital Feb. 17. 

As part of the Valentines for Vets program, we distributed many amenities to our hospitalized veterans in the spinal cord injury ward. 

This could not have been possible without the generous contributions of many in


Empty Nesters Group to Learn Estate Planning

on March 8, 2013 - 5:58am

FSN News:

A new group, “Empty Nesters and Friends,” will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the second Monday of each month through June at Family Strengths Network (FSN.)

This is an opportunity to enjoy speakers and socialize. Empty Nester wannabes are welcome, too.

There is no charge for this event, although donations are accepted. The even coordinator is Devorah Gavron.

The March 11 program will be “Estate Planning: Meeting your Needs and Wishes.” Attorney Shay Burns Kendricks will talk about taking care of yourself and taking care of your possessions.

There will be plenty of time for questions and

Historic District Guide Training Starts Today

on March 8, 2013 - 5:55am
Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy photo.


Mandatory walking tour guide training will take place at 11 a.m. to noon today, Friday March 8.

Volunteer guides should gather promptly at 11 a.m. in the Nambe Room of Fuller Lodge, and will walk the tour route in the Historic District.

March 11 will be the kick-off date for these 1-hour long guided walks, which are being offered Monday through Saturday.

Tickets for these docent-guided tours are $10 for adults and will be on sale each day at the Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row (next to Fuller Lodge), and can be obtained just


Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women Meets March 14

on March 8, 2013 - 5:52am
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., March 14, at UNM-LA, Building 2, Room 203.
The guest speaker will be Frances Fernandes who is president of the Santa Fe Federated Republican Women.
Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the LAFRW charity.
All Replubicans are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

Los Alamos Fire Department 'Rescues' Trash in Canyon

on March 7, 2013 - 12:27pm
Seizing a training opportunity, the Los Alamos County Fire Department trained cadets to repel over the edge of White Rock Canyon at Overlook Park Wednesday to collect trash dumped into the canyon illegally. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos Fire cadets prepare climbing gear to repel into White Rock Canyon Wednesday. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

While on a recent trek around White Rock, Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess spotted a large amount of trash and debris dumped illegally into White Rock Canyon.

Burgess is an

LANL's 70th Anniversary Lecture Focuses on Early Days of Sandia National Laboratories

on March 7, 2013 - 11:01am

The Hermes II flash X-ray accelerator was built in 1968 to support testing of materials and components. Courtesy/SNL

LANL News:

Sandia National Laboratories historian Rebecca Ullrich discusses Sandia’s transition from a Los Alamos division to an independent organization during a talk at 5:30 p.m., March 13 at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos. The talk is part of the Laboratory’s 70th anniversary lecture series.

Sandia Labs’ origins are in Los Alamos’ Z Division, the engineering assembly and test support functions of the Manhattan Project.

At the end of World War II, Z Division

Announcing the Start of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open

on March 7, 2013 - 10:37am


The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open has officially begun. Welcome to week one: Constantly varied ... high intensity ... functional movement - CrossFit.

Current clients of CrossFit and Mesa Elite Fitness are invited to attend the local competition, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at CrossFit Los Alamos, 278-A DP Road.

Note: The public is welcome to come out and observe this intense and exciting competition.

The first event is a 17-minute workout. It's burpees and increasing load snatches.


LAVNS Daffodils Available Throughout Los Alamos

on March 7, 2013 - 10:33am

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services will be selling daffodils at Los Alamos National Bank, 1200 Trinity Dr., Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row and Smith's Food and Drug Centers at 535 Central Ave., in Los Alamos and on Longview Drive White Rock today, March 7 and Friday, March 8. The daffodils also are available at “Daffodil Central,” 183 Central Park Square. The flowers sell for $5 per bunch, $10 with small vase and $15 with a large vase as shown in the photo. All pre-ordered deliveries will take place Saturday, March 9. Courtesy photo

Community Invited to Grand Opening for Multi-Purpose Covered Arena

on March 7, 2013 - 10:23am


The construction of the new Multi-Purpose Covered Arena near the North Mesa Stables is now complete.

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council as they host a Grand Opening event for the new arena at 4 p.m., March 22 at Brewer Arena, 750 North Mesa Road.

A project website has been established to provide updates about this project at and click on “Projects.” The website will be updated whenever new information becomes available.  

The public may e-mail questions or comments to

The Los Alamos Pony Club submitted a Capital

Los Alamos Ranks High at Regional Science Fair

on March 7, 2013 - 10:03am

Los Alamos students at the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Students from Los Alamos competed and ranked well at the 2013 Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M.

2013 Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair:



Underground Cable Short Caused Tuesday Power Outage

on March 7, 2013 - 9:21am

DPU News:

An underground cable termination caused Tuesday afternoon’s power outage that lasted nearly two hours and affected a portion of North Mesa.

Reported at 2:05 p.m., approximately one third of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers were without power on San Ildefonso Road beginning at and including the Del Norte/Del Sol neighborhoods and continuing east out to Big Rock Loop. DPU’s electric line crew repaired the cable and restored electricity by 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: March 6

on March 7, 2013 - 9:00am

This week's preview sponsored by

Vegetable ABCs 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at PEEC
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.” This talk is free and open to the public. PEEC is at 3540 Orange St. behind the High School.

The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games Open at CrossFit 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at CrossFit Los Alamos (278-A DP Road)
Welcome to week one: Constantly varied ... high intensity ... functional movement - CrossFit. The public is invited to attend the local competition.


LAPSF Awards Microscopes to Aspen Teacher Through 'Great Ideas Grant' Program

on March 7, 2013 - 8:45am

Aspen Elementary School 5th grade students work with microscopes, from left, Hannah Mullen, Victor Popa-Simil, teacher Stacy Martens, Isabel Montoya and Aedin Miller. Courtesy/LAPSF


As part of its "Great Ideas Grant" program, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded a grant for microscopes to Aspen Elementary School teacher Stacy Martens.

In her grant application last fall, Martens wrote, “The purpose of this grant is to allow 5th grade students at Aspen Elementary the opportunity to study cells in science.


LAPD Seeks Citizen Volunteers

on March 7, 2013 - 8:09am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is looking for citizens for a variety of tasks, as they seek to expand a successful existing volunteers program into new police administration areas.

The goal of the department is to call upon citizen volunteers to help with daily non-emergency response tasks in order to allow police officers more time in the field concentrating on police enforcement and pro-active community outreach programs or services.

LAPD is seeking volunteers to assist in three areas:

  • Fingerprinting services;
  • Data entry; and
  • Food preparation in the detention

Hilltalkers Host Yankee Candle Fundraiser

on March 7, 2013 - 7:50am

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Speech and Debate team is hosting a fundraiser.

The team is selling Yankee Candles to raise money for the Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team.

The fundraiser finishes Friday, March 8. For more information and to purchase candles, contact Mrs. Batha at

Movie Review: 'Quartet' Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

on March 7, 2013 - 7:35am
Movie poster for 'The Quartet.' Courtesy
'Quartet' Proves Growing Old is Not for Sissies

Time can be a real enemy to a person. It will rob people of their health, mental faculties and loved ones.

But what “The Quartet” also proves is that time can be a friend. It can provide opportunity for second chances and new discoveries.

The film reveals it is never too late to live life fully.

The plot of “The Quartet” is pretty simple. A group of friends living in a retirement home for musicians prepare for an upcoming concert that celebrates Verdi’s birthday.  


Letter to the Editor: White Rock Needs a Pub

on March 7, 2013 - 7:30am
Jon Hicks
White Rock

In White Rock we can get booze at three different places: Smith's, the gas stations and Bandelier Grill with a meal.

I wonder if White Rock is the only community in New Mexico that doesn't support a local bar?

We need some where that we can have a beer (not a six pack) and quiet conversation without four largescreen tv screens blaring the latest game at maximum volume.

I wonder if there are any hopes?


LAJC Hosts 2013 Community Seder March 26

on March 7, 2013 - 7:28am

Jacob Sigeti of White Rock at a seder during Passover in 2012. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAJC News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center proudly presents the 2013 Community Seder at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

The community is invited to join the LAJC celebrate the second night of Passover with a great story, great food, socializing and Afikomen prizes for young children.

Rabbi Jack Shlachter will lead the Seder. The Community Seder will be catered by Walter Burke Catering of Santa Fe.


Ø  Openers: Crudités with Lemon Hummus, Gefilte Fish

Los Alamos Soccer Collection Drive Underway

on March 7, 2013 - 7:27am

A young soccer player in Uganda. Courtesy/Blanca E. Jones

Staff report

Every year children outgrow their soccer clothes and shoes and now there is a local opportunity to donate those items to children in Uganda.

The "Soccer for Uganda" drive is underway in Los Alamos and White Rock to collect used soccer clothes and shoes along with used soccer balls, cleats, shin guards, soccer socks and jerseys.   

      Los Alamos Drop-off: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

      White Rock Drop-off: 6:30 a.m.

LAVNS Massive Daffodil Shipment has Arrived

on March 7, 2013 - 6:52am
Debby Weber unloads a shipment of daffodils Wednesday to begin assembling orders for delivery for the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services annual sale. LAVNS received 2,500 bunches of daffodils, which will be delivered through Saturday. Photo by TK Thompson/

LAPS Board Meets Tuesday, March 12

on March 7, 2013 - 6:44am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold its Regularl School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theatre.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted at the District Office the Thursday before the meeting.

If special accommodations are required, notifiy the secretary to the superintendent 72 hours before the meeting at 663-2230.