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Bring on the Clowns: ‘Trickster’ Exhibit Opening Tonight

on August 16, 2013 - 12:44pm

Tricksters cavort in the new show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

'Madame Belle Reveals All' by Los Alamos artist Wendy Dunn and her father, Frank Miller of Spring Lake, Mich. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Tricksters come in all shapes and sizes and exist in every culture. A trickster is a prankster, a wise fool, a crafty schemer and often the butt of his own joke.

A trickster disrupts the social norms and sets the world spinning in a new direction.

The latest show at Fuller Lodge Art Center


Letter to the Editor: Did Anyone in Los Alamos Hear a Meteor Aug. 11?

on August 16, 2013 - 12:43pm
By John Eklund
Los Alamos

Sunday evening, Aug. 11, I was watching the night sky for signs of the annual Perseid meteor shower on the roof of my Barranca Mesa home.
At about 11:05 p.m., the largest yellow fireball of the night thus far streaked in from directly above from NE to SW, leaving behind a golden tail across the sky. I was astonished to hear a load deep ripping, roaring sound within a fraction of a second of seeing the light.
Judging from the 5-second per mile rule of thumb for calculating the distance of lightning strikes, the meteor could not have been more than 1/4 mile

News Hours at Los Alamos County Animal Shelter

on August 16, 2013 - 11:05am


Beginning Aug. 19, the new hours at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter will be:

  • Noon to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The shelter phone number is 505.662.8179. Call Police Dispatch with non-emergency questions regarding the shelter at 505.662.8222 when the shelter is not open.


‘Friday Night at the Museum’ Returns with Robotics Night Aug. 23

on August 16, 2013 - 10:28am


LANL News:

Employees and the public can see and drive a variety of different robots at Robotics Night 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Robots from the Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team, the FIRST Robotics Leagues, UNM, Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Police Department and other local enthusiasts will be at the museum.

Demonstrations will include the Laboratory’s robots each weighing in at more than 500 pounds and the Los Alamos Police Department’s Bomb Squad robot.

Modern Cataract Surgery: A Photo Essay

on August 16, 2013 - 8:16am


Leland Lehman underwent cataract surgery at Eye Associates of Northern New Meixo recently. These days, cataract surgery is a  two-hour "out-patient" surgery with only 10 or 15 minutes of actual operation being performed. This is a photo essay of Lehman's surgery. Lehman said not only was the operation "way cool,"  the best part is now he can see again!


Surgeon Dr. Kristin Reidy prepares for the operation. Courtesy photo
Leland Lehman in pre-op as the medical professionals prepare him for surgery.
Courtesy photo
The anaesthesiologist gets ready to administer the

Rosary for Zenas Jerry Boone 7 p.m. Monday

on August 16, 2013 - 8:12am

Zenas Jerry Boone, age 94 passed away peacefully Aug. 13, 2013 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

A rosary will be recited on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at Guaje Pines Cemetery. 



Seeking 1964 Championship Basketball Team Members from Los Alamos

on August 16, 2013 - 8:04am


The New Mexico Activities Association is seeking 1964 Championship Basketball Team members from Los Alamos for a 50-year reunion recognition event.

The New Mexico Activities Association is looking for the members of the 1964 Los Alamos State Basketball team to honor them with a 50-year reunion banquet and recognition on the Pit floor during the NMAA State Basketball Championship in March 2014. 

Any information that can help contact them regarding the reunion would be appreciated.

Contact: Mindy Ioane, New Mexico Activities Association, Graphic Designer/Special Events


YCC Completes Full Mile of Trail Reconstruction

on August 16, 2013 - 7:41am
Filling the gully with rocks. Courtesy photo
Bringing in fill material. Courtesy photo

YCC News:

The Los Alamos Youth Conservation Corps crew had its last week in Los Alamos Canyon the week of Aug. 8, completing a full mile of reconstructed trail from the newly restored Reservoir.

There is only 0.4 miles left before reaching the old Knapp Trail that goes up and out of the canyon. This will be the project for YCC 2014.

Miles Standish from the Forest Service came out the last day and cleared the big fallen trees off the trail with the chainsaw, while the crews continued to progress up

Solo Traveler: Why Wait?

on August 16, 2013 - 7:38am
Solo Traveler: Why Wait?

Why wait to retire before you start traveling? Why not retire now? Why not travel now and figure out a different way to make money?

I had the advantage of working for a big company that, in a cost-saving move, kicked me out before I planned to retire. Hiring someone very young with no experience was a sound financial decision for them.  

But let’s back up. I wasn’t “kicked out.” I was given a very powerful disincentive to stay in my job.

If I would retire by their deadline, I could keep my health insurance.

Youth Soccer League Registration is Open

on August 16, 2013 - 7:33am
Girls of the LAYSL at practice. Courtesy photo


Registration for both the recreational and tournament teams are open for the Los Alamos Youth Soccer League until Aug. 19. Register online at . 

The league has three types of play for all abilities and interests. The recreational league is for anyone who wants to give soccer a try.  Recreational players have two days of practice and one game per week during the season. 

There will be one day of “academy” style training. This is a practice session of different stations all focusing on specific skills.


How the Hen House Turns: Six Weeks on Dog Trails

on August 16, 2013 - 7:27am

How the Hen House Turns: Six Weeks on Dog Trails
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

This is the story of DeeDee’s surgery. She was adopted with Scooter at age three months, spayed at three months before her bones capped off.

Without the hormones, bones don’t mature and harden properly, so they are subject to injury with normal activity. I recognize that there are too many unwanted pregnancies in the canine world, but we adoptive dog-lovers can be responsible and have the spaying done after they have grown up, so it doesn't commit a dog to a lifetime of unfinished bones.

When DeeDee

Full Honors Mark Funeral for Los Alamos Police Cpl. Alfred Roybal

on August 15, 2013 - 6:19pm

Law enforcement vehicles form a long procession to escort Cpl. Alfred Roybal's body from the church to the cemetary today in Santa Cruz. Los Alamos Fire Department officials and firefighters honored Roybal by raising the American flag on a tall ladder at the entrance to the cemetary. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Officers on motorcycles lead the procession into Holy Cross Cemetary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Family, friends and colleagues filled La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada Church today for the full honors

YMCA Selects Sylvan Argo for Teen Center Director

on August 15, 2013 - 4:08pm

Sylvan Argo. Courtesy photo


By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Family YMCA has hired Sylvan Argo as its new director for the Los Alamos Teen Center.

Argo will fill the position left vacant by former director Michelangelo Lobato who has accepted a counseling position at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Lobato served on the four-panel committee that reviewed 20 applicants before selecting Argo.

"I am ecstatic and very excited that Argo is getting the job," Lobato told the Los Alamos Daily Post today.


Micah Jay Andersen Awarded Purple Heart

on August 15, 2013 - 8:55am

LAHS graduate First Lt. Micah Jay Andersen receives the Purple Heart. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

First Lieutenant Micah Jay Andersen received the Purple Heart Aug. 13 from 4-star General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General U.S. Army Forces Command.

The Los Alamos High School graduate was serving as an Armor Officer in Afghanistan June 1 and suffered severe combat injuries when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a combined dismounted patrol.

The Purple Heart award ceremony was attended by members of his family including his father Skip Andersen who works at

LAPS Coaches Attend 'Excellence' Training

on August 15, 2013 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Public Schools coaches attend coaches training presented by Rod Olson from Coaches of Excellence Aug. 4 at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

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UNM-LA Community Education Classes Will Explore Language, Culture and Literature

on August 15, 2013 - 8:37am

UNM-LA Community Education Classes Will Explore Language, Culture and Literature

By Eva Artschwager

This fall, UNM-Los Alamos Community Education is offering two new classes that have a lot in common. Although one is a language class in Basic Portuguese and the other a literature class in the Latin American Short Story, both use language as a starting point for a deeper exploration of culture and history.

The Basic Portuguese class, taught by Cynthia Bell-Santos, introduces students to the elements of the Portuguese language and discusses language as a tool for exploring Brazilian culture.


Einstein's Great Fear

on August 15, 2013 - 8:23am

Submitted by William T. Sellers

Congressional Delegation Urges Increased Oversite of New Mexico's Behavioral Health Crisis

on August 15, 2013 - 8:13am


New Mexico's Congressional Delegation sent the following letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health & Human Services regarding the state's behavioral health crisis:

Dear Secretary Sebelius,

As you are aware, the State of New Mexico is in the process of investigating allegations of fraud against 15 behavioral health providers that offer Medicaid services and has suspended payments to those organizations. We want to thank you for your ongoing involvement to protect the integrity of the process and the needs of beneficiaries.

Singer-Songwriter Lisa Morales Plays the Pond Friday

on August 15, 2013 - 7:33am

Lisa Morales on the cover of her album, 'Beautiful Mistake.' Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Ashley Pond with the wonderful singer-songwriter and rocker, Lisa Morales and her new band. Morales sings rock and blues, honkytonk and, by request, some of her traditional Mexican-Arizona music.

Morales has played here a number of times with her sister Roberta and their band, Sisters Morales. They have presented some of the best concerts the Series has had in its 24 years.

Nearly 100 Retired LAPS Employees Attend Breakfast

on August 15, 2013 - 7:28am

At the annual Not Back to School Breakfast Wednesday for retired LAPS employees, the group renewed old friendships and shared exciting adventures and plans for the future. The event began years ago with just three people and has grown to close to 100. It is always held on the day the students go back to school ... and the retirees do not! Trinity on the Hill graciously allowed the retirees to use their facilities. Courtesy Photo

Live Music Under the Stars at Opera on the Rocks

on August 15, 2013 - 7:00am

Opera on the Rocks in 2012 at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/LAOG

LAOG News:

Enjoy an exciting night of opera at Bandelier National Monument during the second annual Opera on the Rocks event, Saturday Sept. 21.

Opera Alta will perform Amahl and the Night Visitors at 6:15 p.m. at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This opera was originally created by the composer Gian Carlo Menotti for NBC making it the first opera written entirely for television. The event is an opportunity for those not familiar with opera, as well as for opera enthusiasts to enjoy listening in a special venue.   

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Talk Next JJAB Meeting

on August 15, 2013 - 6:44am

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

Karen Doyle of LADBT will give a presentation about Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the services that LADBT is now offering in Los Alamos.

The public is welcome to attend.

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Mentors

on August 15, 2013 - 6:31am

BBBS News:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Alamos County serves Los Alamos Public School children at all five elementary schools and is in need of “Bigs” to become Lunch Buddies for the 2013-14 school year.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact. In Northern New Mexico, where only half of the children graduate from high school, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a valuable opportunity to the children of Northern New Mexico.

Kiwanis Club Presents Scholarship to Marlie Apperson

on August 15, 2013 - 6:29am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Marlie Apperson with a scholarship recently. Apperson will be attending the University of New Mexico and will study public health. From left, Jason Apperson (dad), Meghan Keresey (mom), Marlie Apperson and Don Casperson, Kiwanis President. Apperson was selected because of her participation with varsity cheerleading, Salvation Army fundraising, track and field, and financial support of herself. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at noon at Trinity on the Hill Church in Kelly Hall.

Mushroom Grows on Walnut Street

on August 15, 2013 - 6:28am

This mushroom was discovered growing in a lawn on Walnut Street. Photo by Bob Beberniss