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Letter To The Editor: Support Of Many Made 2016 Health Fair A Great Success!

on September 26, 2016 - 5:37pm
Los Alamos Heart Council

The 31th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair, held at Griffith Gymnasium on Saturday, Sept. 24 was another great success! 

We had over 2,500 attendees. There were more than 70 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations from Los Alamos and surrounding communities. A total of approximately 800 flu shots were given and hundreds of blood draws were administered, as well as many other health screenings.

With all the activities for kids and families, hundreds of parents and children came to the Fair this

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

on September 26, 2016 - 5:15pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS), of Lenoir City, Tennessee.
BGS is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over four years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.
The contractor will provide support services to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) headquarters in

Heinrich To Attend White House Tribal Nations Conference, Builds Support For Safeguard Tribal Objects Of Patrimony Act

on September 26, 2016 - 5:13pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will attend the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC.
Heinrich will meet with tribal leaders and government officials to discuss issues of critical importance to Indian Country, including the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill he introduced to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony. 
This will be the eighth Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama to

IRS And Security Summit Partners Warn Of Fake Tax Bill Emails

on September 26, 2016 - 5:13pm
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
The IRS has received numerous reports around the country of scammers sending a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax year 2015. Generally, the scam involves an email that includes the fake CP2000 as an attachment. The issue has been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for investigation.
The CP2000 is

State Auditor Tim Keller Identifies Millions In Uncollected Revenue

on September 26, 2016 - 5:12pm
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller released a special audit of premium taxes collected by the state of New Mexico.
New Mexico’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance (OSI) is responsible for accurate and timely collection of premium taxes from insurance providers that do business in the state. A sample of one-quarter of the total premium tax collected from 2010 to 2015 revealed that the state may have been underpaid at least $193 million just for those transactions. The total amount due to the state for all transactions is likely to be more.
“Given New Mexico’s

NCRTD ADA Bus Stop Enhancement Project To Begin Sept. 27 In Española

on September 26, 2016 - 5:12pm
The North Central Regional Transit District, operator of the RTD Blue Bus, begins an ADA bus stop enhancement project on Tuesday, September 27.
The Project will result in intermittent lane closures on NM Highway 68/Riverside Dr. in Española along a 3-mile stretch beginning at La Joya St. north to El Llano Rd. The Project will last approximately 45 days with construction occurring Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 
For additional project information, please contact the NCRTD, Jim Nagle, at (505).629.4707 or by email at
The North

Managed Fires On SFNF Meet Objectives

on September 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed operations on both the 329-acre 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District and the 700-acre Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District. 
Both the 138 and Cuerno Fires were lightning-caused and presented opportunities to capitalize on natural ignitions to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape.
Objectives for both fires included:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including ponderosa pine litter, dried grasses, and dead and down timber
  • providing

Kick For The Cure Thursday

on September 26, 2016 - 5:10pm

Two Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Members Recognized For First Airplane Solo

on September 26, 2016 - 10:39am
Lt. Col. Roland Dewing, Cadet 2nd Lt. JD Downing, and Capt. Jane Lingenfelter. Courtesy/CAP
CAP News:
Monday, Sept. 19, Cadet 2nd Lt. JD Downing was presented with a certificate by Lt. Col. Roland Dewing in recognition of his first solo powered flight June 23, at the Civil Air Patrol Nation Flight Academy in Shawnee, Okla.
He was also presented a scarf by Capt. Jane Lingenfelter.

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In October

on September 26, 2016 - 10:37am
STATEWIDE  State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of October 2016.
We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
People are choosing to not drink and drive.

AAUW Holds Voter Registration At UNM-LA In Honor Of National Voter Registration Day Tuesday

on September 26, 2016 - 9:41am

AAUW News:

AAUW Los Alamos will hold a voter registration event at UNM-Los Alamos Tuesday in honor of National Voter Registration Day.

Voter registration for US citizens residing in New Mexico is 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Building 6 on the UNM-LA campus. Those registering need to be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day, Nov. 8. 

A social security number is necessary to complete the registration. Changes of name and address for those already registered also will be handled. 

AAUW Los Alamos also has scheduled a followup voter registration event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2016 Tour De Los Alamos Race Results

on September 26, 2016 - 9:15am


The 44th Annual Tour de Los Alamos took place Sunday in Los Alamos.

The course is 27 miles per loop with about 2,000 feet of climbing per loop.

For more information, visit

2016 Tour de Los Alamos Results:

   44nd Annual Tour de Los Alamos  
Licensed Men, Pro/1/2/322.09 MPH  
145:25.0220Fortunato FerraraRA Racing Apparel/Trek Racing 
204:01.0218Christopher AbbottGS MIMMO  
Licensed Men, Cat. 4 19.74 MPH  
144:09.0201Eric CollinsZiaVelo Cycling  
244:13.0203Steven MorleyDahlicious Racing  
309:56.0204Marcos SernaEchelon Racing New Mexico 

Tour De Los Alamos - In Loving Memory Of Dr. Peter J. Lindberg

on September 26, 2016 - 8:37am

David A. Mann, rides a tandem bicycle solo in remembrance of recently deceased Dr. Peter J. Lindberg in Sunday's Tour De Los Alamos. Photo by Zjael Builta

David A. Mann wears a photo on his back of recently deceased Dr. Peter J. Lindberg as he rides a tandem bicycle solo in remembrance his longtime friend in Sunday's Tour De Los Alamos. Photo by Zjael Builta


By Zjael Builta
Los Alamos
At the Tour De Los Alamos on Sunday, Sep. 25, David A. Mann, age 75, road the tour for yet another year. He is not only the oldest, but he is now the longest running participant.

Secretary Moniz Announces Removal Of All Highly Enriched Uranium From Poland

on September 26, 2016 - 8:17am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

NNSA Helps Poland Become 31st Country Plus Taiwan to Be HEU-free 

VIENNA – At the 60th IAEA General Conference, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), in cooperation with Poland, the Russian Federation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has successfully repatriated 61 kilograms of Russian-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the Maria Research Reactor in Otwock-Swierk, Poland.

The shipment removes the last known HEU from Poland,

Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey Shows Good News For Los Alamos And Areas For Continued Work

on September 26, 2016 - 8:09am

LAPS News:

The YRRS results for grades 9-12 have been released. Middle school data from the New Mexico Department of Health is expected next week. The report shows good news for Los Alamos and specific areas for continued work.

Community members are invited to attend the NM-YRRS Roadshow Presentation 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers. Attendees are invited to register at

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle

White Cane Awareness Week Oct. 15-22

on September 26, 2016 - 8:08am
Los Alamos

What does a white cane mean to the ordinary citizen of Los Alamos? Mostly the answer is, “I don’t know.”

A white cane is a device used by a class of handicapped citizens in order to move about in a sighted world. Not all blind people are totally blind. Many have limited vision such as those who have glaucoma, pigmentosa or macular degeneration. The cane signifies that the person is blind though some persons out of vanity refuse to be identified by using a cane.

The most common cane is a six to seven foot long wand that one uses to sweep in front of themselves to

Daily Postcard: Autumn Spirit At Granny's House

on September 26, 2016 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: Granny's house on 46th Street is decorated for the fall season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From GOP Constitution Day Dinner 2016

on September 25, 2016 - 6:13pm

Rep. Nora Espinoza delivers the keynote speech at Saturday's Constitution Day Dinner. She is the Republican candidate in the Secretary of State race. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd to the annual Constitution Day Dinner Saturday at the Church of Christ on Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Constitution Day Dinner attendees who served in the military are asked to stand and are applauded for their service by members of the Republican Party at Saturday's special event. Photo by Carol A.

GOP Honors 2016 Constitution Day Essay Winners

on September 25, 2016 - 4:20pm

From left, LAFRW President Bethany Tierney, Secretary of State candidate/ Dist. 59 Rep. Nora Espinoza, essay contest winners Julie Nolan, Brooklyn Scott, Anna Clark and Jack Ammermand and District Attorney candidate Yvonne Chicoine. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest and invited the winners to recite their essay at Saturday's Constitution Day Dinner, hosted by the Republican Party of Los Alamos at the Los Alamos Church of Christ at 2323 Diamond Dr.

The local FRW organization sponsors

Dr. Tom Csanadi And Wife Dr. Marvel Harrison Bid Farewell To Los Alamos At Saturday Event

on September 25, 2016 - 10:36am

Dr. Tom Csanadi and his wife Dr. Marvel Harrison bid a sad farewell to their many friends at a special gathering Saturday at their Los Alamos home. The couple closed their practices last week and are moving Friday to California's Central Coast. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Dr. Tom Csanadi and his wife Dr. Marvel Harrison bid a sad farewell to their many friends at a special gathering Saturday at their Los Alamos home.

The couple closed their practices last week and are moving Friday to California's Central Coast.


2016 Los Alamos Health Fair Draws Thousands

on September 25, 2016 - 9:00am
Seventy businesses and organizations participate in the Los Alamos Heart Council's 2016 Los Alamos County Health Fair Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium. Major sponsors include Los Alamos Medical Center and New Mexico Bank & Trust. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Health Fair bustled with activity 8 a.m. to noon Saturday with thousands of visitors in attendance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A Minion welcomes people to the Los Alamos Children's Dentistry booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staffers stand ready to register people for blood tests.

Scenes From Saturday's Taste The Sky Fundraiser

on September 25, 2016 - 8:49am
United Way Youth Team members bring orders to the cook at the Taste The Sky Dinner, a fundraiser for United Way Saturday at the Los Alamos County Airport. Team members served as waiters at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Taste The Sky guests dine on the tarmac at Saturday's Tase the Sky event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney at Saturday's Taste the Sky event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos High School students raise money for projects. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

FSN Gets Its Ducks In A Row Saturday

on September 25, 2016 - 8:44am
Rubber duckie races were the highlight of the second annual Lucky Ducky Carnival Saturday at Family Strengths Network. The fundraiser drew an enthusiastic bunch, who raced their ducks for prizes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
She's got rythmn! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A youngster shows off a newly discovered worm at the registration table, where ducks were available for purchase. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
They're off! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A new look. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
New friends

Scenes From Saturday's Piecemakers Quilt Market

on September 25, 2016 - 8:41am
Members of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild sell raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt made by the Guild this year. The quilt is a traditional log cabin pattern with modern colors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Many kinds of needlecraft were available for sale at the Market. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A beautiful quilt offered for sale at Saturday's Quilt Market. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors browse a display of quilted wall hangings. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Jewish themed linens. Photo by Bonnie J.

Home Efficiency Expo Shares Ideas Saturday

on September 25, 2016 - 8:39am
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities' James Alarid and Angelica Gurule show off energy saving goodies at their booth at the Home Efficiency Expo Saturday at UNM-Los Alamos. DPU sponsored the event, which showcased ways to be more energy efficient at home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A representative from SunPower talks with a visitor about solar power. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A vender shares information at the Expo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/