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Hear High Explosives Science @ the Bradbury

on September 13, 2013 - 8:51am

Prescribed Burns Taking Place This Fall

on September 13, 2013 - 8:46am

USFS News:

Fall provides good prescribed burning conditions—warm days, cool nights and good ventilation for smoke. 

Fire managers on the Española Ranger District plan to use this time to treat 260 acres of hazardous fuels in the Borrego Mesa area, approximately two miles east of Cordova and three miles south of Truchas. They will look for suitable conditions beginning Sept. 8-Oct. 4 to conduct prescribed burning activities.

Prior to actual ignition, fire managers will be considering many factors including:  fuel moisture levels, weather forecasts current and projected, fire personnel


NM K-12 Funding Cuts Among Deepest in Nation

on September 13, 2013 - 8:41am

NMVC News:

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico ranks fifth worst in the nation in how deep it has cut spending on K-12 education on a per-student, inflation-adjusted basis since the start of the recession. These cuts deepened the recession, slowed the recovery, and will make New Mexico less prosperous in the future.

 A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows that New Mexico cut $874 per student in inflation-adjusted spending between fiscal years 2008 and 2014. Only four states made larger cuts.

Pegasus Staff Seeks Vendors & Items for Swap Meet

on September 13, 2013 - 8:17am

LAHS News:

Pegasus, Los Alamos High School's art and literary magazine, has slated its fifth annual swap meet for Saturday, Sept. 21 in the LAHS parking lot along Diamond Drive.

Spaces cost $20 and vendors keep any money they make.

Donations of items for sale by the Pegasus students are being accepted for the event and may be dropped off at the LAHS Main Office through Friday, Sept. 20 or at 7:45 a.m. on sale day. Crafters are also welcome to participate. Vendors must supply their own tables and shade. 

Payment may be made at the LAHS Bookkeeper's Office or by mail to 1300 Diamond Dr.,

Local Bus Available to College Fair at UNM

on September 13, 2013 - 8:13am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School is offering bus service Sept. 29 to the RMACAC College Fair at the University of New Mexico’s “The Pit” Arena.  

The bus leaves LAHS at 10 a.m. and returns at approximately 5 p.m. at a cost of $15 per rider. A minimum of 20 students are needed or the bus will be cancelled. Interested students should register by Sept. 25 with Connie Goettee in the Career Resource Center.

The annual RMACAC (Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling) College Fair attracts more than 100 colleges and universities from all over the country.

Students planning


LDS Church Hosts Preparedness Fair Sept. 21

on September 13, 2013 - 8:08am

LDS News:

The Santa Fe Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes three wards in Los Alamos County (Los Alamos, Pajarito and White Rock Wards) is sponsoring a Preparedness Fair, titled "Oil in Your Lamp."

The Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the White Rock Building of the LDS Church, 366 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Preparedness Fair will include demonstrations, information booths and displays. The Los Alamos Fire Department will be present with a fire engine and LAFD employees demonstrating first

Mobile Adoption at Next Big Idea

on September 13, 2013 - 8:02am


United Skates Rolls Out 52nd Year!

on September 13, 2013 - 7:57am

United Skates meets Friday evenings during the school year. The first session at 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. is for third graders and younger. The second session is 7-9 p.m. for fourth graders and older. Courtesy photo

The skate program started in 1962 and takes place in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church adjacent to Sullivan Field. Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo


NMED Issues Recall Notice for Chobani Greek Yogurt

on September 12, 2013 - 12:06pm

NMED News:


DATE: Sept. 12, 2013


PRODUCTS: Chobani Greek Yogurt with “Best By” date codes between Sept 11-13 and Oct 07-13 (see list of products and UPC codes below)
RECALLED BY: Chobani, Inc
DISTRIBUTION: Distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and delivered to consumers through retail and club stores

REASON: The product containers displayed bloating and swelling, and there have been unconfirmed reports of illness associated with the product.

Help With The Hard Stuff: Managing Student Loans Part 2

on September 12, 2013 - 11:50am

Help With The Hard Stuff: Managing Student Loans

Part 2 (of 5) What are the Kinds of Loans Students (and their Co-Signers) Can Get?

By Gini Nelson, JD, MA

I referred in my last column to “the new normal” – how much more difficult life is coming to be for many because of the massive changes to the global and our own economy, and more but I think calling it “the new reality” is more accurate.

Pinon Students Clown Around With Legendary Lou Pierotti

on September 12, 2013 - 10:51am
Softball legend Lou Pierotti tells Pinon students about Pierotti's Clowns while his friend and neighbor Los Alamos Middle School Librarian Lisa Whitacre looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

In 1953, Lou Pierotti of Los Alamos formed Pierotti’s Clowns, the only five-man fast-pitch softball team in the nation.  

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Pierotti, now in his 90s, shared the story of the Clowns with fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock and answered their questions about the team.


Hilltopper Varsity Volleyball Beats St. Mikes 3-1

on September 12, 2013 - 10:40am
Los Alamos High School Varsity players prepare before Wednesday's game against St. Michaels. Hilltoppers won 3-1. Photo by Alan Kirk
Kiana Zerr delivers serve. Photo by Alan Kirk
Topper Defense ready for return. Photo by Alan Kirk
Sierra Foley rises up for kill shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Letter to the Editor: The Next Big Idea and Yom Kippur

on September 12, 2013 - 9:59am
Los Alamos

After reading Stauber, Spencer and Santiago, (letters published in Los Alamos Daily Post) I would hope that those who believe in the God or no-god of their choice, would all learn that the best of all teachings is RESPECT.

Sensitivity to or respect of the beliefs of others does not imply acquiescence to their beliefs, whether they are in an ancient or modern version of “wisdom.”

I agree whole-heartedly with Stauber and Spencer that were the date conflicting with a Christian holiday, it would have been changed long ago without question.

I am saddened by the crass


Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

on September 12, 2013 - 9:50am

LANL News:

Surprise LANL Guest to Make Cameo Appearance in 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

  • Follows footsteps of Oppenheimer, other Lab scientists

An as-yet-undisclosed Los Alamos National Laboratory official will “revive” the 69-year-old tradition of playing a corpse on stage this weekend in the Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

The Laboratory’s first director, Robert Oppenheimer, played the corpse in the Little Theater’s production of the same play in 1944. Other scientists filled in on occasion.

The appearances are scheduled for this Friday (the 13th!) and

Heavy Rain Potential Persists into Weekend

on September 12, 2013 - 9:18am
NWS News:
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has provided an updated outlook regarding the possibility of additional heavy rain and increasing thunderstorm-related impacts Thursday into Saturday.
The break across central and western areas will be short-lived. It is now looking very likely that areas of the central and eastern New Mexico could see event total rainfall amounts in the 6 to 10 inch range with isolated higher amounts.

Overview: Record-setting rainfall that impacted much of central New Mexico late Tuesday shifted into eastern New Mexico very early

Bradbury Science Museum Launches Explosives Exhibit Sept. 18

on September 12, 2013 - 8:56am

A typical explosives experiment fired in front of the PHERMEX bunker produces a brilliant fireball long after the hydrodynamics measurements have been recorded. PHERMEX was the location for more than 1,000 hydrotests and was the premier radiographic test facility during the Cold War. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

For more than 70 years, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been a frontrunner in explosives research, development and applications.

LAMC Direct Access Testing Lab Hosts FAN Club

on September 12, 2013 - 8:35am
Local business people gathered Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce FAN Club event hosted by Los Alamos Medical Center's Direct Access Testing Laboratory at 168 Central Park Square. The Lab offers a variety of tests, drug screening services and requires no doctor's orders or appointment. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. For more information, call (505) 662-0442.

John von Neuman's Daughter Speaks at SFI

on September 12, 2013 - 8:24am

Marina von Neumann Whitman

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents The Martian’s Daughter: A Memoir, a talk by Marina von Neumann Whitman, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe. The event is free and open to the public.

One of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed "the Martians" by their colleagues, John von Neumann is often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein.

John von Neumann was a key figure in the Manhattan Project; the

Board Approves Master's Degree Program for Teachers

on September 12, 2013 - 8:21am
Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn, left, and Superintendent Gene Schmidt asked the School Board Tuesday night to grant approval of a plan to create a master's degree program for Los Alamos teachers. Although the program will require initial funding, the increase in State funding received by the district for having teachers with higher levels of education will offset much of the cost in the future, Schmidt explained. In a 4-0 vote, the Board granted approval of the program.

Solo Traveler: Socialized Medicine

on September 12, 2013 - 8:10am
Solo Traveler: Socialized Medicine

An issue that every traveler must eventually contend with is medical care. Inevitably travelers get colds, bellyaches, injured, or worse. So if you’re in another country, far from home, what do you do?

Most American medical insurance companies will cover you in foreign lands with the caveat that you pay for the medical services and they’ll reimburse you. Travel medical insurance is available for a reasonable fee per year, or a not quite so reasonable fee per trip.

FCC Will Address Rural Dropped Calls

on September 12, 2013 - 8:05am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., welcomed news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take steps to prevent telecommunications operators from dropping calls from rural customers.

During a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Udall, who chairs the subcommittee, secured the promise from FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn that FCC regulators will ensure providers will no longer discriminate against calls coming from rural areas.

“I am very pleased that the FCC will take action,” Udall said.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week Events Continue

on September 12, 2013 - 7:41am


PLAN Test for Sophomores Set for Oct. 26

on September 12, 2013 - 7:40am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will administer the PLAN test 7:45-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

The PLAN test is offered by the ACT Company, and is designed specifically for sophomores. 

Unlike the PSAT, the PLAN test is optional and is only offered to sophomores. In addition to measuring English, math, reading and science reasoning in a format similar to that of the ACT, the PLAN provides additional assessment of study skills, educational needs and career choices. 

Space for this test is limited, so interested sophomores are encouraged to register quickly.

The cost of the PLAN is $20


NM Democratic Party Holds Jobs Forum

on September 12, 2013 - 7:34am

NMDP News:

Chairman Sam Bregman has announced that the New Mexico Democratic Party will host a Jobs Forum 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall, 4921 Alexander Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

A wide range of representatives will address the jobs crisis in New Mexico, including New Mexico House Speaker Ken Martinez and New Mexico State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez. 

Others addressing the forum include representatives from the Green Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico State University, Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the New

No Hive Brown Bag This Week

on September 12, 2013 - 7:30am
HIVE News:
Due to scheduling issues and preparation for this weekend's Next Big Idea, the Hive will not hold its usual Brown Bag Lunch today.
Visit the Hive booth (LA Robotics) at the Next Big Idea event Saturday in downtown Los Alamos.