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County Personnel Board Meets Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 6:51am


The Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.


III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda; please limit your comments to 4 minutes.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from July 25, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.9802-17 Presenters: Leslie Geyer

Daily Postcard: Flowers In Bloom In Los Alamos

on August 17, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Flowers in bloom around Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Redondo And Stauber Visit Popular Los Alamos History Museum Exhibit Creator Isao Hashimoto

on August 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo, left, and Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber with Japanese digital artist Isao Hashimoto during their recent visit to Japan on behalf of the Los Alamos/Japan Project. Hashimoto’s time lapse animation of the world’s nuclear explosions is a popular yet sobering Cold War exhibit in the Hans Bethe House in Los Alamos. Flashing lights on a world map indicate the locations of explosions that have occurred while differing sounds reveal the countries that conducted the tests.

LAPSA Presents Local Student With New Mini-Bike

on August 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

LAPSA Vice President/Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, and LAPSA President Jeff Dare present fundraising project winner Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike Tuesday outside the Los Alamos Police Department. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Public Safety Association Vice President and Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and LAPSA President Jeff Dare of LANL Emergency Response presented Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike. Chalkley is the winner of the LAPSA fundraising project and purchased his winning ticket following the Rodeo Parade Saturday.

Quorum Notice: Los Alamos School Board Members May Attend Barranca Design Parent Meeting Thursday

on August 16, 2017 - 4:26pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Barranca Design Parent Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School Library at 57 Loma del Escolar.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.

Robotics Night Returns To Bradbury Science Museum!

on August 16, 2017 - 4:11pm

BSMA News:

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association  (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico Los Alamos.

Ann Ollila, who works on the Mars Rover, also will be on hand to show a

A Mountaineer’s Story: Big Wall Climbing

on August 16, 2017 - 2:50pm

Join adventurer Forest Altherr for a rockin’ presentation about his climbing experiences in Yosemite. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Community members and especially stone monkeys are invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22 to hear from adventurer Forest Altherr about his rock climbing experiences in Yosemite.

The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings.

Altherr has been exploring the cracks, crevaces and faces of Yosemite's largest granite slabs

County: Tourism Strategic Plan Meeting Sept. 6

on August 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

​COUNTY News: 


Los Alamos County is hosting a public meeting regarding the Tourism Strategic Plan. The meeting is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center on the upper level of Building 2. 

The presentation will begin at 6:10 p.m. with the community's input provided via keypad polling devices, which will offer instant results. An online survey will be provided following the meeting for those who are unable to attend. 

The community's insight is being sought to deepen the understanding of community values regarding tourism. The meeting will: 

  • ​Educate the public about

Science On Tap: What’s Shocking About Lightning

on August 16, 2017 - 2:18pm

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Attend Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square to learn the shocking truth about lightning.

Lightning strikes the earth more than one billion times each year, causing thousands of fatalities worldwide, and costs nearly a $1 billion in damages in the U.S. alone.

When strong updrafts cause layers of positive and negative charge to develop in the atmosphere, lightning discharges occur to restore the balance of the Earth’s electrical state.

David Kratzer Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 16, 2017 - 7:49am

David Kratzer is the best predictor the weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

David Kratzer is the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday in Quemazon recording 4 seconds off his predicted time.

Other accurate predictors include:
  • Kris Tuggle with a 25 second difference;
  • Heather Hughes at 30 seconds off;
  • Tamara Jurado with a 46 second differential; and
  • Tad Hughes at 79 seconds off.
Leyton Stuhan, 11, was the first finisher in the 1 mile run at 10:49 and Mariela Saenz was the best female with a time of 11:49.
On the 3 mile course,

‘Designing The Future’ 2017-2018 Public Lecture Series

on August 16, 2017 - 7:22am
SAR News:
SANTA FE  The School for Advanced Research (SAR) announces its Public Lecture Series, titled Designing the Future.
The events, free for SAR members and $10 for nonmembers unless otherwise noted, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theatre on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.
The Public Lecture Series kicks off SAR’s exciting initiative, the Creative Thought Forum.

Helping LANL Workers Access Free Medical Care

on August 16, 2017 - 6:44am
PCM News:
Working at a facility like Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories brings a lot of benefits and career satisfaction.
These facilities support our regional economy and provide fulfilling career opportunities that would not be available in our region without them. Tens of thousands of northern New Mexicans benefit from these facilities every day.
Yet, these jobs are not without risk.

Limited Spots Available For Free ABQid-led Lean Startup Bootcamp Oct. 3

on August 16, 2017 - 6:43am
projecty cowork News:
Open Office Hours with New Mexico Economic Development Department's Ryan Eustice are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
The Northern New Mexico community can meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department during these open office hours.
Eustice is available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at projectY cowork.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Fills Sky From White Rock

on August 16, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise seen along Estante Way in White Rock. Photo by James Gourdoux

Secretary Of State Dismisses Brenner Complaint Against Los Alamos Future PAC

on August 15, 2017 - 7:23pm


New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced today that her office has dismissed a complaint filed in May by Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner against the Los Alamos Future PAC.

The Secretary of State letter:

New Mexico Attorney General Opinion:

LAHS Homecoming Parade Sept. 29

on August 15, 2017 - 4:33pm

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.

Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. at Central Avenue and 4th Street (Canyon Complex).  The parade route will travel west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road.

These roads and other access roads will be closed during the parade.

Artist Reception & Book Signing Aug. 16-17

on August 15, 2017 - 3:44pm

Bandelier Hosts Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show Aug. 18-20

on August 15, 2017 - 3:39pm
Navajo rugs on display at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. Courtesy/Hubbell Trading Post
NPS News:
From Friday, Aug.18, through Sunday, Aug. 20, Bandelier National Monument will be hosting the Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show.
It will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the park Visitor Center. Authentic Navajo rugs will be available for sale in a wide array of designs and prices, straight from the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona. Hubbell's trader, Edison Eskeets, will present rug talks at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Meow Wolf Releases New Film And Plans Grand Finale Weekend For Summer In The Multiverse

on August 15, 2017 - 3:27pm
New film and special weekend celebrates summer success. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has announced a grand finale weekend Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20 for their wildly popular Summer In The Multiverse program that features a cavalcade of more than 100 live performers at random in the House of Eternal Return.
The final weekend will include an amplified roster of aerialists, acrobats, musicians, magicians, storytellers, alien characters and more, along with DJ’s in the parking lot, free hands-on activities for kids in the David Loughridge Learning

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on August 15, 2017 - 3:23pm


The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.


2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the June 15, 2017 and July 20, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss 
How Jemez House Thrift Store Contributes to Sustainability in a Mighty Way Presenters: John

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Party To Go

on August 15, 2017 - 8:50am

On the job in Los Alamos are Leiana Purvis, left, and her mom VaLynn, owner of Party To Go, operating the bouncy houses during Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo events Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Griggs: Taking The Train To Los Alamos

on August 15, 2017 - 8:11am

The train station in Lamy, only a few miles from Santa Fe. Board Amtrak’s Southwest Chief here. Westbound Train #3 goes to Los Angeles, and Eastbound #4 goes to Chicago. Photo by David Griggs/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Good news for train travelers: You can book a reservation through Amtrak to travel to and from Los Alamos and White Rock.


Heading for Chicago or Los Angeles? You can take Amtrak from either Los Alamos or White Rock. Calling them “Thruway Bus Connections”, Amtrak goes the extra mile and delivers you to many destinations that are not on the rail lines.



LAHS Announces Hall Of Fame Inductees

on August 15, 2017 - 7:34am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School has announced the 2017 Hall of Fame class to be inducted at the conclusion of Homecoming week.

Inductees will join in on the pep rally and Parade Friday, Sept. 29 and be introduced at halftime of the football game against the Santa Fe High School Demons. An induction banquet will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are available at the LAHS Athletics office for $25 each. This event is open to the public.

The 2017 LAHS Hall of Fame Class inductees are:

  • Larry Baca;
  • Amy Eilert-Lyman;
  • Jana

CIR Presents Michael S. Vigil, Former DEA Chief Of International Operations On Enforcing Border Aug. 24

on August 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Michael S. Vigil
CIR News:
At 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, Santa Fe Council on International Relations will welcome former Drug Enforcement Administration Chief of International Operations and author, Michael S. Vigil, to share some of his outstanding stories working in Mexico and at the border.
The presentation will take place at Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
Michael S. Vigil was born and raised in northern New Mexico where he was nurtured in a bilingual culture.

See Distant Worlds At Nature Center Aug. 18-19

on August 15, 2017 - 7:20am
PEEC News:
The new film Distant Worlds – Alien Life, which premiered last month, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. 
There will not be a show Friday, Aug. 18, but the astronomy shows will return the following Friday with an eclipse update and night sky show by Dr. Galen Gisler at 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
Not only does Distant Worlds – Alien Life investigate the conditions required for life, beginning with the planets and moons in our Solar System, but it also ventures out to some of the newly-discovered and