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School Board Green Lights Landscaping, Parking Lot Installation at LAMS

on September 17, 2013 - 7:48am
From left, Los Alamos School Board President Jim Hall, Vice President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and Secretary Matt Williams say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Friday's Special School Board Meeting. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board held a Special Meeting Friday, Sept. 13 to discuss school construction projects.

Board President Jim Hall, Vice President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and Secretary Matt Williams were in attendance at the meeting held in the newly constructed Los Alamos Middle School. This marked the first official use of the facility. 

The School Board


Food on the Hill: Green Chile Chicken Lasagna

on September 17, 2013 - 7:38am
This Week's Recipe:
Green Chile Chicken Lasagne
Photo by Sue York/
1 pound chicken
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
Olive oil
12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
12 oz. ruff chopped roasted green chile
10 oz. Manchego Cheese, grated
16 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
8 oz. Kraft Grated 4 cheese Mexican blend
3 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of butter
½ cup cream
½ cup milk
Vegetable non-stick spray


Fry chicken pieces in a little olive oil on medium heat.

Solo Traveler: Themed Travel - Fountains

on September 17, 2013 - 7:38am
Solo Traveler: Themed Travel - Fountains

When on a long trip, I’ve discovered that I don’t get terribly excited about visiting a place until I actually put feet on the ground. Then the smells, sounds, the struggle to understand and be understood, all conspire to light a fire in my heart and make me want to explore.

I read about the Trevi Fountain in Rome and wanted to see it, but I wasn’t savvy enough at the time to use my iPad’s map functions nor had I discovered the iPad’s GPS. Plus, I went to Rome with two other women who had their own agendas about what to see.


PEEC Talk: Birds, People, Places and Cultures of Columbia and Bolivia

on September 17, 2013 - 7:20am
Biologists Vanessa Sandoval of Bolivia and Jaime Garizábal of Colombia pose with a feathered friend. The two will give a presentation at PEEC Sept. 25. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Biologists Vanessa Sandoval of Bolivia and Jaime Garizábal of Colombia have spent the summer thousands of miles from home, banding birds as part of the Park Flight program at Bandelier.

The pair will give a presentation about the birds, people, places and cultures of their respective countries at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Orange Street.

Garizábalis a


Fun in Leaps and Bounds at Dog Obedience Classes

on September 17, 2013 - 7:17am
Kayleen Lederman and Owen doing an agility course. Courtesy photo.


Do you have a couple of youngsters in the house with energy to burn? Is one of them a dog? If so, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club has a couple of great classes to engage them both.

For kids just starting out with dog training, the “Parent Free” class is a great choice. As the name suggests, this is a kids-only class that teaches responsible dog ownership, basic manners (for the dogs), dog handling and other fun activities.

For youngsters with more experience, there is a new “Introduction to Agility” class,

Registration for Flag Football Now Open

on September 17, 2013 - 7:13am

Raise Some Dough for Los Alamos Walk to End Alzheimer's

on September 17, 2013 - 7:12am


Military and Veterans' Appreciation Day at State Fair to Honor Korean War Veterans

on September 17, 2013 - 7:08am


The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services, the New Mexico Department of Military Affairs and the New Mexico State Fair are teaming up to honor New Mexico’s military veterans and active-duty personnel on Sept. 18 for Military and Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the State Fair.

Admission is free for all veterans who show their New Mexico Veterans-Designation Driver’s License, a VA Medical Center ID card, a copy of their DD-214, or other official proof showing veteran or retiree status—and for all active-duty military personnel either in uniform or showing their DoD/military ID


Skandera Details State's Educational Direction During Talk at Los Alamos Community Dinner

on September 16, 2013 - 2:45pm

New Mexico Secretary of Education-Designate Hanna Skandera lists her five strategic levers of change for the state's K-12 grades and outlines her vision for improving education across the state. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Local Republicans and other community members and civic leaders listen to Secretary Skandera speak about the importance of elevating education in New Mexico from the lower end of national lists. Photo by Salvador Zapien/


Hanna Skandera. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
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In his introduction of New

White Rock Visitor Center Earns Special Recognition From AIA New Mexico

on September 16, 2013 - 11:26am

White Rock Visitor Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

AIA News:

AIA New Mexico Recognizes 2013 Achievements in Architecture

The White Rock Visitor Center,  earned Special Recognition from AIA New Mexico ( American Institute of Architects ) during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 14 in Las Cruces.

During the event, AIA New Mexico recognized its 2013 architectural design and honor awards recipients at its biennial state convention at the Las Cruces Convention Center.


Bear Cub Separated from Trapped Mother Still at Large

on September 16, 2013 - 11:00am
Panchita and her cub Penelope in happier days. Photo by Elly Edelmann
Penelope attempts to reach her mother who is inside the bear trap in the driveway of Elly and Paul Edelmannn's home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Elly Edelmann

Staff Report

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10, a large bear reported to be about three years old entered a home on El Nido on Barranca Mesa in Los Alamos.

The home sits on the edge of a canyon near the east end of Barranca Road.

“The bears are the second and third generations of at least three generations living directly below our house in Barranca Canyon,”

Sixty-Nine Years Later ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Back on LALT Stage With LANL Director Playing the Corpse

on September 16, 2013 - 9:53am
Martha (Jeanne Adkins) left, Teddy (Larry Gibbons) and Abby (Jody Shepard) hatch a scheme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mortimer (Don Monteith) stuggles as Jonathon (Pete Sanford) left, and Dr. Einstein (Brad Lounsbury) share a drink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

 The cast takes a bow from left, Elaine (Crystal Miller), Abby (Jody Shepard), Martha (Jeanne Adkins), Mortimer (Don Monteith) and LANL Director Charlie McMillan who plays the corpse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 

Los Alamos Daily Post

Arsenic and Old Lace

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 4–Sept. 11, 2013

on September 16, 2013 - 9:50am

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.

Sept. 4 at 1:46 p.m. / A 39-year-old Espanola man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $500.


Sept. 4 at 9:33 p.m. / Police arrested Susan Reass, 35, of Los Alamos on Tecolote Street and charged her with DWI and driving with an open container of alcohol.


From Free Bike Helmets to Flu Shots - It's All Happening at the Health Fair

on September 16, 2013 - 9:48am
2012 Health Fair visitor gets a flu shot. Courtesy photo

LAHC News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair began in 1985 as an idea at a Heart Council meeting proposed by Dr. Carolyn Linnebur and Mahavir Jain.

This first health fair was held at Fuller Lodge. Over the years, it grew to include the Community Building and then moved to Griffith Gym at Los Alamos High School where it is to this day.

The widely attended Health Fair goals are to provide education and information to the general public about the health resources and services available in the community and surrounding areas,


Letter to the Editor: Appalled at Mother/Baby Bear Separation

on September 16, 2013 - 9:26am
Los Alamos

I was appalled to have read about the events surrounding the capture and separation of these bears. 

Euthanizing? Is this our way of getting rid of a situation that we created? Global warming, burn down their environment, take away their food source, and, when they come to our doorstep because they smell food, we kill them!

De ja vu all over again. We did the same thing to the indigenous peoples of the Americas and proclaimed self righteousness.

Shame on us!


Entire Rio Grande Basin Remains Focus For Potential Flooding

on September 16, 2013 - 8:52am


NWS News:

National Weather Service: The Rio Grande basin, from northern New Mexico to Brownsville remains the focus of concern for potential flooding this week due to three distinct events ongoing in the region:

  • The ongoing rainfall over New Mexico;
  • Heavy rainfall leading to reservoir releases in the Rio Conchos basin in northern Mexico; and
  • Potential impacts from Hurricane Ingrid in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
  • In New Mexico, widespread heavy rainfall has ended.

Yang: Balancing Between Power And Empathy

on September 16, 2013 - 8:39am

Balancing Between Power And Empathy

It turns out that people lose their empathy once they assume a position of power. (Who’d thought?!) This isn’t just based on hunch, or some social/psychological research findings. A recently published neuroscience study demonstrates such a link in one’s brain ( It’s hard to quarrel with physical evidence.

By and large, I seem to be critical of managers; they bear more responsibilities, and therefore need to be judged on higher standards.

Los Alamos Senior Olympians Compete at National Senior Games in Cleveland

on September 16, 2013 - 8:23am

Senior Olympians from left, Susan Krohn, Jackie Marr and Inez Ross. Courtesy photo


Three local athletes recently competed at the National Senior Games in Cleveland, Ohio.

Susan Krohn and Jackie Marr participated in the swimming events for women in the 70-74 age division and Inez Ross in the 5K Road Race for women in the 80-84 age division.


Inez Ross:

  • 5K Road Race = 4th at 50:12:2 (just 7 seconds behind 3rd place)

Susan Krohn (swimming with a casted broken arm):

  • 100 yard back: 26th at 3:49:86
  • 50 yard brst: 20th at 1:54:29
  • 50 yard free: no time given (5th in her

Calling for Actors: Nana’s Naughty Knickers

on September 16, 2013 - 8:07am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre Auditions for “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Sept. 16 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St.

Performance dates are Dec. 31, 2013/Jan. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2014.

Are you ready to laugh and have fun as you entertain our audiences? Join us for this humorous production. We know you will have a great time working on it.

The Characters for this play are as follows:

  • SYLVIA CHARLES – In her early 80s, living like she’s in her early 20s.

LA Walks Fall Start-up Meeting Set For Sept. 25

on September 16, 2013 - 7:52am


LA Walks will hold a Fall Start-up meeting and invites public attendance. The meeting is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in (upstairs) meeting room 1 Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Mesa Public Library.

LA Walks is a citizens’ group whose mission is to support pedestrian safety, accessibility, convenience, and comfort throughout Los Alamos. We are interested in new members and our focus is to start the current fall season by setting new project goals for our walkability advocacy group.

Come and join the group discussion Sept. 25.


Fusion Multisport Opening in Downtown Los Alamos!

on September 15, 2013 - 12:46pm

New business owners Brad and Rose Nyenhuis anticipate opening Fusion Multisport in late October or early November in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
She's a runner. He's a cyclist. They both love downhill skiing. Together Rose and Brad Nyenhuis own Fusion Multisport set to open in late October or early November in downtown Los Alamos.
The 2,200-square-foot store at 106 Central Park Square, facing Central Avenue, will specialize in products and services for:
  • Runners - free computerized gait analysis, full line

Einstein Dipped in Dunk Tank

on September 15, 2013 - 10:38am

Seen here preparing to be dipped in the dunk tank, Albert Einstein (AKA Chamber Manager Katy Korkos), was spotted making the rounds at Saturday's Next Big Idea Festival in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Einstein spent time palling around with the Beave from this year's major event sponsor Beaver Toyota. Courtesy photo

Not one to dilly dally when there's work to be done, Einstein pitched in and assisted Carolyn Mangeng and, not pictured Heather McClenahan and Kelly Stewart, at the event information booth during Saturday's Next Big Idea Festival. Einstein commended MainStreet Director