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Los Alamos County Concludes Emergency Exercise

on August 26, 2016 - 4:53pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County's portion of today's multi-agency emergency exercise has concluded.

Ribbon Cut On Pasta Paradiso - Full Italian Dinner Menu Starting Tonight!

on August 26, 2016 - 4:32pm

Pasta Paradiso owners Renee and Dennis Lee, center, with their staff and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, cut the red ribbon this afternoon to officially mark the grand opening of their restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr. Beginning at 5 p.m. today, the restaurant is offiering a full menu of Italian dinner selections. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

Democratic Party's County Central Committee To Appoint Council Candidate Replacement Sunday

on August 26, 2016 - 3:46pm

DPLA News:

The County Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will meet  at 7p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 170 Central Park Square.

The purpose of this meeting is to appoint a replacement on the ballot for Kristin Henderson who has withdrawn her candidacy for Los Alamos County Council.

If you are a registered Democrat in Los Alamos County and are interested in running for this opening, please contact Robyn Schultz at 505.661.8260 before 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

LAPS ACT Assessment Scores At A Glance

on August 26, 2016 - 3:39pm

Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

In 2016, 204 graduating LAPS students took the ACT test. The average composite score was 24.4, with average scores of 24.1 in English, 23.3 in mathematics, 25.2 in reading, and 24.4 in science.  The highest possible score is 36.

The average scores in Los Alamos were higher than the average scores across the state. In New Mexico 13,435 students took the test and received an average composite score of 19.9, with an average score of 18.9 in English, 19.5 in Mathematics, 20.5 in reading, and 20.1 in science.

The ACT test is designed to measure

LAUNCH Los Alamos Info Night Tonight: Funding For Young Entrepreneurs To Start A Business

on August 26, 2016 - 3:31pm

LACDC News:

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 19 who has a great business idea is invited to attend a unique event this evening: Community ‘Info Night’ at projectY, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 150 Central Park Square.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is providing a fantastic opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque. The LAUNCH LA Program provides youth the opportunity to experience the rewards of starting and running a business.

Today's Emergency Exercise At LAMC Has Concluded

on August 26, 2016 - 3:16pm

Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy Photo

LAMC News:

The multi-agency Emergency Exercise today at Los Alamos Medical Center has concluded.

All hospital activities have returned to normal procedures.

We appreciate the assistance and understanding of our patients and visitors during the event.

Los Alamos Clients Get Fit At TopNotch Pilates

on August 26, 2016 - 1:29pm
TopNotch Pilates owner Sabrina Svard, right, works with a client. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sabrina  Svard opened her Los Alamos facility, TopNotch Pilates, in April 2016 and tripled its size  June 1. The studio now occupies a spacious suite on the second floor at 127 East Gate Dr.

Svard also teaches Pilates in Santa Fe and has taught in Los Alamos prior to opening TopNotch.

“My clients in Los Alamos urged me to open a studio here,” Svard said.

Prior to moving to Santa Fe three years ago, Svard owned a studio in New England.

Henderson Exits Los Alamos County Council Race

on August 26, 2016 - 11:56am
By KRISTIN HENDERSON
County Councilor

I am writing for two reasons. 

First, to say thank you to my fellow citizens. It has been an honor to serve on the Los Alamos County Council for the last four years, to help make decisions that affect our day-to-day lives and our long-term plans, and to represent Los Alamos around the state and, occasionally, the nation.

Second, to let the community know that I have decided not to run for re-election in November.

There is some wisdom, I think, in a four-year term, and this is a good time in my life, with my family and my work, to take a step back

NNSA Awards Nevada National Security Site Management & Operating Contract To NVS3T

on August 26, 2016 - 11:55am

NNSA News:

Contract Award Provides Best Value to the Government and Workforce Stability for a Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today it has awarded Nevada Site Science Support and Technologies Corporation, LLC (NVS3T) with the management and operating contract for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) near Las Vegas, NV.

NVS3T is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Integrated Technology, LLC. Fluor Federal Services, Inc. and Longenecker and Associates, Inc. will support NVS3T in the performance of this contract.

NNSA

Tales Of Our Times: A 500-Year Flood Apportions Risk

on August 26, 2016 - 11:50am
Tales of Our Times 
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
A 500-Year Flood Apportions Risk
 
Good sense keeps working best when we notice it least. A case in point is the 500-year flood. The term seems to tell the last time and the next time such a bad flood will hit. In reality, the term is a beautiful tool that describes and manages flood risk.
 
The special term works in major ways to measure and divide the risk of flooding among government, citizens and the free market. Dividing up risk is a central reason societies organize.
 
Technically, a 500-year flood is the

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 29

on August 26, 2016 - 11:41am

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update: Week of Aug. 29

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

The public is welcome to attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings; please contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting information.

Public Works

Alert: Multi-agency Emergency Exercise At LAMC Today

on August 26, 2016 - 8:45am

ALERT:

This is a reminder there is a multi-agency Emergency Exercise today at Los Alamos Medical Center.

If you see a lot of activity, such as emergency vehicles and the like, it is because of the Emergency Exercise.

LAMC is working with LANL, Los Alamos County, and emergency responders as part of our work to be wholly prepared in case of a true crisis.

Should there be demand for real patient care that requires ED staff attention, the exercise at LAMC will be suspended to care for patients. 

Decorating A Kid’s Bedroom

on August 26, 2016 - 8:34am
Beautiful nursery. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

I love to write about interior design, but often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that providing their children with a wonderful living space in which they can thrive, learn and play is of paramount importance.

For a child, a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It is a place to do schoolwork, listen to music, play games, sprawl on the floor, rough-house, read, build models, daydream, visit with friends and keep innumerable possessions.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

on August 26, 2016 - 8:33am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb 
Los Alamos
 
“Florence Foster Jenkins” is a BBC/Pathé Pictures release starring Meryl Streep as the 20th century heiress and performer who only thought she could sing. Her mostly true story is both funny and sad, but beautifully presented in this film. Lavish costumes and sets reflect the Victorian era in which Florence grew up—she was born in 1868—as a counterpoint to 1944, the year the story takes place.
 
By 1944 Florence Foster Jenkins was 76 and had been a New York socialite all her adult life.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on August 26, 2016 - 8:31am
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

David Luning Performs At Pond Tonight

on August 26, 2016 - 8:30am
David Luning. Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

Gritty, soulful singer/songwriter David Luning is a lively storyteller whose music, earnest songwriting and rich, captivating voice would have you believe you’re listening to a hardened veteran of Nashville.

Luning is performing as part of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. The concert is free.

His debut album “Just Drop On By” was met with high critical praise and garnered Luning numerous film and TV placements with most recently, a featured placement of his song “ Whiskey Bottle” in NBC’s series “Grimm”.

Adobe Rose Theatre Presents ‘Lobby Hero’

on August 26, 2016 - 8:22am

THEATRE News:

The Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe will present ‘Lobby Hero’ by Kenneth Lonergan and directed by Staci Robbins Sept. 8-25.

Lobby Hero - nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, tells the story of Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the Navy.

But the lobby proves to be no sanctuary from the world, as Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, a tightly wound young man called upon to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an overzealous and

LAHS Varsity Girls Soccer Skins Bosque Prep Bobcats

on August 25, 2016 - 8:05pm
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Voice of the Hilltoppers
 
The Los Alamos High School varsity soccer teams kicked off their home seasons Tuesday taking on the Bosque Prep Bobcats.
 
The girls' game was held up for about 40 minutes because of lightning in the region. Once the whistle blew it did not take long for the Toppers dynamic duo of Sienna Ahlers and Abby Schmalz to score the first goal, Ahlers scored in the 4th minute off an assist from Schmalz.

Defender Valerie Li scored in the 17th minute with a bending shot from about 25 yards out. The score remained 2-0 at halftime.

Los Alamos Police Requests Public’s Assistance To Identify Two Female Suspects In Shoplifting Case

on August 25, 2016 - 4:38pm

Do you know who this woman is? Call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Video screen shot/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a shoplifting case. 

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following two female suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.  

Anyone with information can call L.A.

Blue Sky Pilates Transitions To New Owners

on August 25, 2016 - 4:37pm
Alex Ignacio, left, and Leci Langille, right, have purchased Blue Sky Pilates from Mary Lutes, center. Lutes will continue to be involved with the business as an instructor. Courtesy photo
 

BUSINESS News:

Mary Lutes, founder of Blue Sky Pilates, is excited to announce that ownership of the studio has transferred to “two amazing, energetic highly motivated individuals, Lecie Langille and Alex Ignacio, both from Santa Fe.”  

The transition of ownership began Aug. 15, 2016, and will be completed by the end of the month.
 
Lutes decided to sell the studio due to medical issues.

“I am giving

Wider Temperature Tolerance Is Based On Ion-pair-coordinated Polymers

on August 25, 2016 - 4:35pm
Researchers Yu Seung Kim,left, and Kwan-Soo Lee. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:

A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough with the potential to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost fuel cells for automotive and stationary applications.

A Los Alamos National Laboratory team, in collaboration with Yoong-Kee Choe at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and Cy Fujimoto of Sandia National

Yang: On ‘Doubt’…This Time, Doubt Was Addressed With Evidence

on August 25, 2016 - 4:34pm

By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

The second crime story of the “Anatomy of Doubt” of This American Life took place in Colorado in 2011, two years after the crime against Marie of Lynwood, a suburb of Seattle (see previous article).  

In Colorado, there was a series of three rapes, which took place in three locations in close proximity.  The lead detectives of at least two of the three cases were female and a crime analyst providing one piece of key (in retrospect) information was also a female.  

I highlight the female part because I think it’s relevant in rape cases.

Y Membership September Special

on August 25, 2016 - 3:25pm

YMCA News:

In support of healthy lifestyles, The Family YMCA is offering a “Pay The Day” discount on the joining fee this September.

New members or former members who reactivate can pay a join fee equal to the day they join. For example, for someone joining Sept. 3, a $3 join fee along with the pro-rated cost for the month is charged. The Y’s normal joining fee is $50.

The Y also offers financial assistance to anyone who cannot afford to pay the monthly membership fee. Financial aid “scholarship” applications are available online at www.lyamc.org or at the Y, 1450 Iris St.

About The

Central Park Square Owner Buys Downtown Building ... Blue Window Bistro Moving In

on August 25, 2016 - 11:33am
Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg and Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster in front of the building he just bought and where she is going to move her popular restaurant in the next few months at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg has purchased the building at 1789 Central Ave., which houses Star Bucks, Ruby K’s Bagel Café, Southwest Office Solutions, Hilltop Spa and the recently closed High Elevation Restaurant space.

“I just couldn’t stand to see the building

Robert Josh Archuleta Named Head Coach Of LAHS Girls Basketball Program

on August 25, 2016 - 11:33am

LAHS SPORTS News:

The Athletic Department has announced that Robert Josh Archuleta has been named Head Coach of the Girls Basketball Program.

Coach Archuleta coached at all levels at Mesa Vista from 2009-2015. He currently works for the Protective Force Training Department as the Senior Instructor. He has worked for the Protective Force for more than 15 years.

Coach Archuleta takes over for Nestor Trujillo who resigned in July following two seasons at the helm of the LAHS girls basketball program.

Coach Archuleta stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to fulfill the commitment as Head

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