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Health Physics Instrumentation Committee Meeting Oct. 7-9

on October 3, 2013 - 11:53am

HPIC News:

The 2013 HPIC meeting will be the largest assemblage of radiation detection and measurement experts in New Mexico in recent years.

The 2013 annual Health Physics Instrumentation Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday Oct. 7, 8, and 9 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus (Building 6, Room: 631, Dance Studio) in Los Alamos, NM.

UNM-LA is located in the town of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and University Drive. We have meeting space for 150+ people. Audio/visual and WiFi plus wired internet will be supplied in the meeting space.

There is no registration fee for the


Guatemala City Rotarian Speaks to Local Club

on October 3, 2013 - 10:30am

Los Alamos Rotary Club President James Nesmith received a club banner from Oscar Batres of the Nordeste Rotary Club of Guatemala City at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Oscar and his wife Johanna Batres are visiting the area this week. Oscar has for 17 years been a key link in the collaboration between the New Mexico Rotary Coalition (which includes Los Alamos) and the Guatemala City Rotary Clubs and the Uspantan Municipal Government, enabling the completion of drinking water projects, which the coalition has undertaken every year for many years.

Meet PEEC's Featured Volunteer: Michele Altherr

on October 3, 2013 - 7:55am

PEEC volunteer Michele Altherr. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Michele Altherr of Los Alamos had no idea how PEEC would change her life when she attended a meeting at Fuller Lodge in the fall of 1999, calling for anyone interested in having a nature center in Los Alamos.

Altherr recalled that there was a good turn out at the meeting and much interest when there was a call for volunteers. Altherr herself felt compelled to become involved because she cares about children's futures and feels that kids can't grow to care about something to which they feel no connection.

Community Invited to Public Art Dedication

on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am


The community is invited to attend the dedication at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 of the new public art at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road.

A quorum of Art in Public Places board members may be present at the dedication, however, no action will be taken.

Five Planets Visible On Dark Night

on October 3, 2013 - 6:56am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Oct. 5 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. 

The planets Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the autumn and autumn constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.


LAVN Bringing Hospice Vision to Reality

on October 2, 2013 - 10:30am
Los Alamos Visiting Nurses Founder and Executive Director Sarah Rochester on the proposed site of Sanctuary at Canyon's Edge, the new hospice facility the organization will soon build. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Architectural rendering by Doug Cook of the new hospice facility as envisioned by Los Alamos Visitng Nurses. Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Los Alamos Visiting Nurses (LAVN) Executive Director Sarah Rochester founded the non-profit organization with Edie Anderson in 1973, the two nurses were the only employees and their office


Hilltopper Football Coaches; Players to Reminisce 1972 Season

on October 2, 2013 - 8:37am

Hilltopper Football ... The Season of 1972


What a special season this was; in many ways unprecedented compared to seasons before and after.


The team was not loaded with players of exceptional talent but with players highly motivated and believing that giving 100 percent effort would result in success—success ultimately defined by an undefeated 10-win regular season and the District 1AAAA championship.


People interested in revisiting this season or wanting to learn more about it will have that opportunity 3-5 p.m., Oct.