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How to Make Those New Years Resolutions STICK!

on January 22, 2013 - 8:35am
How to Make Those New Years Resolutions STICK!
By Kelly McLoughlin

It's my favorite time of year again, the beginning! Out with the old and in with the new!

I have a little ritual I do every January. I make a vision board of all the things I want to attract to myself in the upcoming year.

I gather pictures and affirmations from old magazines and paste them onto a piece of poster board.


The Marketing and Business of Dinosaurs...

on January 22, 2013 - 8:34am

Dinosaur fossil. Courtesy

LAEN News:

Do you have a dinosaur you want to sell? Or maybe you want to establish a Jurassic park using that speck of DNA you found in a piece of amber?

Or maybe you are searching for a research grant in order to make blueprints of a paleontological marvel? Or maybe you are just curious about how the community of dinosaur hunters gets its money?

Find out with a fascinating presentation by Ralph E. Chapman at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

In his 2012 book


Cowboy Breakfast Set For Sunday Feb. 3

on January 22, 2013 - 8:33am

Food on the Hill: Jager-Sahne Schitznel

on January 22, 2013 - 8:10am

This week's recipe:

Jager-Sahne Schitznel

Photo by Sue York/


1 pound of pork tenderloin, sliced on a diagonal
2 eggs, beaten  2 cup bread crumbs
2/3 cup oil
4 strips of bacon (diced)
1/2 onion -chopped fine
1/2 carrot- chopped fine
2/3 cup pearl onions
1 teaspoon worcestshire sauce
12-16 oz of fresh mushrooms ( i use a mix of what I can find), sliced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 cup dry red wine
1 tablespoon veal stock concentrate(can get it from whole foods)
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 bay leaf
3/4 cup of cream                  
salt and


on January 22, 2013 - 8:07am

TCC News:

SING OUT! The Taos Community Chorus, with Conductor Tina Sandoval, invites you to join us in singing this season in an exciting program of SPIRITUALS, arranged by Moses Hogan, William L. Dawson, Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, and many other outstanding arrangers and composers.

These stirring choral arrangements will move your soul!

Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 6:30-9 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte.

The chorus rehearses every Monday evening at this same time. Concert performances are May 4, 5, 11 and 12.

For more information

OBITUARY: Martin Gursky March 19, 1927–Jan. 17, 2013

on January 22, 2013 - 8:06am

MARTIN L. GURSKY March 19, 1927 Jan. 17, 2013 

Martin Gursky passed away Jan. 17, 2013 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, two months short of his 86th birthday.

Martin was the moral, intellectual, economic and political compass of a close, loving and devoted family. His wit, wisdom and thoughtful counsel will be missed by family, friends and acquaintances alike. At his side since graduate school, has been his devoted and accomplished wife, Judith Cassidy Gursky.

Martin was born in New York City, New York on March 19, 1927 to Russian immigrant parents Mayer Gursky and Sonia Balen Gursky, who

Today Marks Nation's 57th Presidential Inauguration

on January 21, 2013 - 10:37am

In a ceremony today marking the start of his second term, President Obama addressed the nation about acting together to move America forward. Upcoming activities throughout today include at 2:35 p.m. ET (estimated), the Inaugural Parade, Pennsylvania Ave., and at 7 p.m. ET (estimated), the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball ... available at: Courtesy/

Nation Remembers Civil Rights Leader

on January 21, 2013 - 10:18am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/

Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C.'s, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of this memorial that King delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. King's many speeches and nonviolent actions are credited with being instrumental in shaping the nation's outlook on equality. Courtesy/

Staff Report



Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2013

on January 21, 2013 - 10:02am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Jan. 10 at 4:17 a.m. / Police received a report from Los Alamos National Bank of criminal damage to property in the 2000 block of Trinity Dr. the estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Jan. 10 at 5:11 p.m. / Police received a report from a 20-year-old Los Alamos man that he was the victim of fraud in the 4900 block of N. Sol. The estimated loss is less than $100.

Jan. 11 at 8:08 a.m.

Column: Part II - Parallel Process of Intergroup Dynamics

on January 21, 2013 - 9:26am

Parallel Process of Intergroup Dynamics: How Men’s Covert Conflicts Got Expressed in Overt Conflicts Between Women – Part II, Intervention and Outcomes

By Elena Yang

The principle of parallel process can be applied to intervention. A small group of representatives chosen from the larger system can grapple with pertinent issues, unpack the layering of conflicts, understand their emotions and the sources, and imperatively, reflect back their lessons to the larger system.  

In this case of “Fixing the Women,” Smith and his colleagues created a “microcosm group” to identify issues, learn to

Rick Nebel Discusses DC Transformer Project Jan. 24

on January 21, 2013 - 9:25am
The Hive, 134 N.M. 4, is hosting it's weekly brown-bag lunch gathering starting at about 11:30 a.m. V, Jan. 24.
At noon Thursday, Rick Nebel will provide a presentation on his development of a DC transformer.

About 100 years ago, there was a dispute between Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla about whether the United States would run on alternating current (AC) power or direct current (DC) power.


Tesla ended up winning that battle solely on the basis that it is easy to move the voltages and currents up and down with AC power using transformers.


Community Invited to Local AARP Meetings

on January 21, 2013 - 9:24am

AARP News:

Local AARP Chapter 492 is holding two meetings Tuesday, Jan. 22:

  • noon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center; and 
  • 2:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.

State Director Gene Varela will speak at both meetings about chapter activities.

The community is invited to attend and to contribute their ideas on activities ... all are welcome.



Perch Paperie Officially Opens for Business!

on January 20, 2013 - 9:34am

Owner Gloria Brehm cut the red ribbon on her new new business, Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock Saturday as Felicia and Pam Naugle, left, and Adam Brehm, Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and George Brehm holding son Luke grasp the ribbon. The event was packed with family fun including a bouncy house, face painting and balloon animals and included snacks and a raffle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A crowd filled the Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., Saturday during the store's grand opening hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol

Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas

on January 20, 2013 - 9:33am

At left, the ruins of Tyuonyi Village at Bandelier National Monument and Beach Day at Dry Tortugas. Photos Courtesy of the National Park Service


Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas
By Kirsten Laskey

In a perfect example of coincidence, Glenn Simpson, acting administrative officer at Bandelier National Monument, is preparing to leave the park’s canyons and mesas for the islands and coral reefs of Dry Tortugas, a National Park in the Florida Keys.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clark, an employee at Dry Tortugas, traveled to Bandelier National Monument for a temporary

Warmer Weather Floods Local Car Wash

on January 20, 2013 - 8:29am

The recent Los Alamos 'heat wave' brought out a flood of drivers Saturday to the car wash on Knecht Street to spray away the grime built up on their vehicles during frigid temperatures earlier in the month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Boys and Girls Invited to Participate in Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 20, 2013 - 7:48am

K OF C News:

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 from at Los Alamos High School's Griffith Gymnasium.

Registration will be held onsite beginning at 12:30 p.m. and it's free of charge.

Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

'Meetup' With Others to Experience Interesting Events

on January 20, 2013 - 7:19am

Meetup group members enjoy a tasting event Saturday at Don Quixote Winery & Distillery in White Rock. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Staff Report

The Chamber of Commerce is providing an online service to community members who are looking to meet other people and experience a variety of events with others.

The service is built on the popular social network, “” and more than 40 people have signed up so far. The web address for the group is

There is a bit of expense involved to set up a Meetup group, so the Chamber is sponsoring the group to

Letter to the Editor: Name Building for Values

on January 20, 2013 - 7:07am
By John Bartlit
Los Alamos

 I offer a different idea for naming the new municipal building.
The idea is to use the opportunity to honor and publicize a precious concept of governance and citizenship rather than for any individual in the process.

I suggest the name “Los Alamos Community Town Hall.”
“Community” emphasizes that Los Alamos is uniquely a county-town, yet is one community.
“Municipal Building” and “Town Hall” are historical synonyms. “Town Hall” is a fresh, yet old and powerful concept of democracy.

“Town Hall” brings to mind the historic American values of

¡COLORES! Returns to New Mexico PBS

on January 20, 2013 - 7:03am

NM PBS News:

¡COLORES! returns to New Mexico PBS as a weekly local and national art series beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 on CH. 5.1.

The popular art series presents stories devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Descriptions of the first eight episodes are listed below with air dates:

Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• One of New

Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America to Sponsor 'Gentle Zephyr' Class

on January 20, 2013 - 6:37am


Local embroiderers have a unique opportunity to learn Romanian Point Lace and Surface Embroidery from guest teacher Sylvia Murariu at a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

The class, Gentle Zephyr, is sponsored by the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America and is open to non-members.

It will be held in the classroom of the Fuller Lodge Art Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Registration with a deposit for $70 must be received by Feb. 15.

The cost of the two-day session will be less than $90; the exact amount depends on expenses and number of

Kiwanis: Katherine Gauntt to Speak on Horse Rescue

on January 20, 2013 - 6:19am


Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m., each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

Katherine Gauntt


Jan. 22 - Katherine Gauntt of the Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc., in Edgewood, will speak on the ranch's program of horse rescue.

Jan. 29 - Committee Meetings.

Feb. 5 - Kiwanian Pat Soran will speak on Project Eliminate, a joint project of Kiwanis International and UNICEF that is aimed at wiping out maternal and neonatal


Art in Public Places Board Meets Jan. 24

on January 20, 2013 - 6:16am

‘Industrial Machine’ created by artist Robert Davis is on display at the Los Alamos Eco-Station on East Jemez Road.


The Art in Public Places Board is set to meet 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3.



II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to 4 minutes each.)


  • A. Approval of Minutes from Dec. 12, 2012
  • B.

President's Inaugural Festivities Kick Off With National Day of Service

on January 19, 2013 - 10:47am

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room. Courtesy/


Inaugural festivities for the President of the United States begin today, Jan 19 with a National Day of Service.

Americans from all across the country - including President Obama and his family - will join together to participate in service projects in their communities.

President Obama's first term ends at noon Jan. 20, at which point, the President and Vice President will be sworn-in for a second term in a small ceremony at the White House.

It's a longstanding tradition,


Mail In Ballot Do's and Don'ts...

on January 19, 2013 - 10:21am


The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office reports as of Friday, Jan. 18, that 4,000 ballots have been received for the Special School Bond Election. 

On Jan. 8, the Clerk’s Office mailed out 13,826 ballots.

The Clerk’s Office would like to remind registrants of several do’s and don’ts:

  • Do sign the outer envelope. If there is no signature on the outer envelope, the ballot cannot be counted.
  • Don’t have someone sign your ballot on your behalf. If you cannot sign the outer envelope, an ‘X’ is acceptable as your signature.

Bartlett Shares Color and Design Secrets

on January 19, 2013 - 9:52am
'The Three Amigos' by Los Alamos Artist Melissa Bartlett. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Bartlett Shares Color and Design Secrets 
By Mandy Marksteiner
Do you ever wonder what makes a painting interesting enough to buy? There’s always something about the piece that is especially attractive, whether it is the way the images are balanced or the way the color of the sky contrasts with the color of the rocks.
How do they do that?
Starting next week, Melissa Bartlett answers that question during her class at the Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery.