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Hive Networking Lunch at WR Visitors Center Today

on August 15, 2013 - 6:25am

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its brown-bag networking starting at about 11:30 (late is never a problem) today at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The group will continue the discussion of possible business ideas as well as networking.

As always, The Hive welcomes presentations on projects from anyone. Stop by and update the group or call Dave Jones at 606-660-6992 to schedule a presentation.


Pastor Does Not Believe Vandalism Religiously Motivated

on August 14, 2013 - 2:50pm
White Rock United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pastor Gary Seelau

Daycare staff arriving to work Monday at White Rock United Methodist Church discovered vandals had defaced the church with graffiti of a graphic and satanic nature.

Pastor Gary Seelau told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he does not believe for a minute that the vandalism to his church was religiously motivated.

"I think it is misguided individuals and I believe it has more to do with boredom ... I don't think it is a cult," Seelau said.

DoD Shuts Down Burn Pits at Camp Leatherneck

on August 14, 2013 - 11:38am

Burn pit in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo


  • Senators applaud measure, say more work still needs to be done

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has ceased burn pit operations at one of two camp sites supporting Operating Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Its closure follows Udall and Corker’s recent call for immediate action to halt the use of open-air burn pits after findings by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) that found the burn pits were utilized without

Gas Leak at Timber Ridge and Trinity Repaired

on August 14, 2013 - 11:06am

DPU News:

A natural gas leak at Timber Ridge and Trinity Drive was repaired Tuesday. The report was made at approximately 3 p.m. to the Department of Public Utilities Gas, Water and Sewer (GWS) division.

Crews were on site in minutes and by 3:45 p.m. had the breach isolated. The repair was completed by approximately 6:15 p.m. with no interruption of natural gas service to area residents.

“Our GWS division trains regularly on safety protocols, and Dept. of Transportation compliance issues, so that all staff are fully capable of handling this type of situation,” said Timothy Glasco, DPU’s

Los Alamos Man Discovers 9-inch Mushroom in Yard

on August 14, 2013 - 10:28am

Chuck Tallman discovered the quintessential toadstool - Amanita muscaria - growing in his yard on La Cueva in Los Alamos. Commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, Amanita muscaria is a poisonous fungus. Tallman said the largest Amanita muscaria growing in his yard measures 9-inches across, adding that the Amanita muscaria is known for its hallucinogenic properties. Photo by Chuck Tallman

Photo by Chuck Tallman

LAPD Seeks Donations for Cpl. Roybal Family

on August 14, 2013 - 8:45am

Cpl. Alfred Robal


The Los Alamos Police Department is collecting donations for the family of LAPD Corporal Alfred Roybal, who passed away unexpectedly last week while on a camping trip with his family in northern New Mexico.

Donations are being requested to help the family collect funds urgently needed to cover funeral expenses this week. LAPD has set up an account at Los Alamos National Bank; individuals can ask to contribute to the Corporal Alfred Roybal Memorial Fund.

“Corporal Roybal served our community for 11 years,” said LAPD Officer Jeremy Duran, who is leading

Rice is Tops in Prediction at Weekly Pace Race

on August 14, 2013 - 8:37am
Members of the Atomic City Road Runners Club navigate rough terrain at the weekly pace race held on the Water Canyon Trail. Photo by Joan Williams 
ACRR News:
Bill Rice was the top predictor at the weekly pace race held on the Water Canyon Trail in the White Rock area. 
He was 20 seconds off his estimated time. Other accurate predictors were Tom Sandford with a 29 second differential and Jackie Marr was 63 seconds off and was also the fastest finisher on the 1 mile course at 18:37.
Duane Marr was the best male finisher on the 1 mile course with a time of 18:44. On the 2 mile course Matt

Perch Paperie Going Out of Business Sale

on August 14, 2013 - 8:20am

Staff Report

The Perch Paperie is closing its doors Aug. 31 at 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported the store ... I will still offer custom classes and scrapbooking events from time to time. It was fun while it lasted but it is time to move on," owner Gloria Brehm said. 

Brehm is holding a "Going out of business" sale noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


UPDATE: Chuchu the Lost Dog Has Been Found!

on August 14, 2013 - 8:00am

Update: Chuchu the lost dog has been found and reunited with his family!


Chuchu the dog is lost. He was adopted from the Animal Shelter early last week and escaped from his adopter’s home near Urban Park.

He hasn’t been found after thorough searches of the neighborhood and could possibly be trying to find his way back to his former home on North Mesa.

Chuchu is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, medium-sized with a short brown coat. He is probably frightened and not likely to seek safety with humans, but hopefully, hunger and thirst could help him make an exception of that.


The Dogs Claim Summer League Championship!

on August 14, 2013 - 7:36am

Dog Members: Front row from left, Cedric Patterson, Josh Esquibel, Scotty Alexander, Jevon Montoya, DeAndre Lawrence and Daniel Gallegos. Back row from left, Alejandro Quintana, Jordan Valdez, Coach Mel Montoya, Michael Naranjo, Coach Scott Alexander, Austin Martinez, Brandon Bustos, Cameron Martinez, Coach Mark Lopez. Courtesy photo


The Dogs are an AAU Basketball Team comprised of players from Los Alamos Middle School, McCurdy Charter School, Carlos F. Vigil Middle School, Cleveland Middle School and Sombrillo Elementary. 

The Dogs basketball members and staff were

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club Gun Show Aug. 24-25

on August 14, 2013 - 7:34am

Get your real estate questions answered at Ruby K’s Community Hour

on August 14, 2013 - 7:32am

James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Have you ever wanted to ask questions about buying or selling a home, but weren’t nearly ready to hire a Realtor? Get the information you need without a sales pitch, at Ruby K’s Community Hour.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group, will lead a first-time homebuyers information session and Q&A at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.

Realtors Karen Hawkins and Cindy Hollabaugh also will present information about the

LAHS Marksmen Train With Champions

on August 14, 2013 - 7:28am
LAHS NJROTC precision rifle team members pictured with Olympian Lone Wiggers are from left, David Murphy, Tessa Snyder,  JoAnna O’Neill, Noah Marriott  and Samuel Wolfe. Courtesy photo
LAHS Marksmen Train With Champions
By JoAnna O'Neill
Five member of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC precision rifle team traveled to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this month to participate in a summer training camp sponsored  by the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
David Murphy and Samuel Wolfe participated in the three-position camp and were joined by Noah Marriott, Tessa Snyder, and JoAnna

Postwar Conflicts, Bradbury’s Legacy to be Discussed at Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 21

on August 14, 2013 - 7:26am

LANL News:


Concluding his two-part lecture series about Norris Bradbury, Los Alamos National Laboratory historian Alan Carr will discuss the leadership of the Lab during the Cold War and the unique legacy that Bradbury left in Los Alamos during a “brown bag” lecture Aug. 21 at the Bradbury Science Museum. 


The talk is at noon and employees and the public and welcome to bring their lunch.


“The Life, the Times, and the Laboratory of Norris E.

Council Recognizes Teens Completing Boys and Girls State

on August 14, 2013 - 7:23am

New Mexico Boys State and Girls State participants from left, Rachel Barthell, Estaban Summers, Jeremy Goette and Daniel Ahrens were recognized by the County Council Tuesday evening including Councilor Kristin Henderson at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Janali Gustafson Recieves Kiwanis Scholarship

on August 14, 2013 - 7:19am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Janali Gustafson with a scholarship recently. Janali will be attending Quest University in Canada and will study exercise science and psychology.

Cancer SUPPORT Group for Caregivers

on August 14, 2013 - 7:17am

Cancer SUPPORT Group for Caregivers
By Paula Roybal Sánchez
President of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer

Are you a caregiver of someone who has been newly diagnosed with cancer? Or do you care for someone who is battling cancer or has beaten the disease? 

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer offers Cancer Support for Caregivers. This free informational discussion group for caregivers of cancer patients and survivors is held the third Monday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Cancer Corner at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

The next session is scheduled for Monday, Aug.


'CommUnity' University UNM-LA Campus Sept. 7

on August 14, 2013 - 7:15am


Council Presents Proclamation Declaring 'Year of Asset Building'

on August 13, 2013 - 9:03pm

Bernadette Lauritzen receives a proclamation on behalf of the Council from Councilor Steven Girrens declaring the Los Alamos Public Schools 2013-2014 school year the 'Year of Asset Building.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Appoints Christine Chandler for Probate Judge

on August 13, 2013 - 8:08pm

Christine Chandler is appointed Los Alamos County Probate Judge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Attorney Christine Chandler is Los Alamos County's new probate judge.

The Los Alamos County Council selected Chandler this evening from a field of six candidates to fill a vacancy left by Ellen Hong who resigned in June. The vacancy runs through Dec. 31.

Chandler rose to the top of a field of "highly qualified candidates" including Sharon Marinuzzi and Timothy Langworthy who made the finals this evening as well as Yvonne Deshayes, Charles Knoop and Philip Dabney.

In her

Council Narrows Field to Three for Probate Judge

on August 13, 2013 - 8:02pm

Council has narrowed the candidates for Probate Judge to three from a field of six this evening in Council Chambers and is interviewing the finalists from left, Sharon Marinuzzi, Timothy Langworthy and Christine Chandler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Probate judge candidates field questions from Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL's 1663 Magazine Now Available

on August 13, 2013 - 5:16pm

LANL news:

The New Issue of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 1663 Magazine is Now Available

In this issue:

  • Early detection and diagnosis for biothreats, whether natural or human-made
  • Energy storage technology for keeping solar- and wind-derived power on tap
  • Monitoring the structural health of high-end infrastructure with remote sensors
  • Nuclear fission power source to enable more science on future spacecraft...
  • and more

Click here to get your science and technology fix from Los Alamos!

Camp May Is Open

on August 13, 2013 - 4:08pm

The new amphitheater at Camp May features a concrete stage and aluminum bench seating. Courtesy/LAC


Camp May is open to the public following renovations to picnic areas, camp sites and a new amphitheater.

The new amphitheater features a concrete stage with aluminum bench seating. Improvements to picnic and camping areas included the installation of 21 new picnic tables and 17 new fire rings on new concrete slabs, along with bear-proof trash containers.

There are four picnic/day use areas and 14 campsites that can be reserved at the Aquatic Center.

LANL Scholarship Drive Sets Record

on August 13, 2013 - 3:13pm

LANL news:

This year’s Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund broke past fundraising records, raising a total of $563,827.

Of that, 601 LANL employees, visiting scientists and friends of the Lab contributed $313,000. Los Alamos National Security, LLC. provided a $250,000 match.

Nan Sauer, Associate Director for Chemistry, Life and Earth Science at the Lab and chair of the campaign, said this exceeded the Scholarship Advisory Committees’ goal of $300,000 from employees. Laboratory employees contributed $273,300 to the campaign last year.

Scholarship awards went to 73

UPDATE: Rocky the Dog Lost Near Golf Course Has Been Found!

on August 13, 2013 - 8:54am
Update: Rocky the lost dog has been found and his owners notified.
Rocky, a brown and white healer went missing about 11 p.m. Saturday in the area of 37th Street near the Los Alamos Golf Course.

Rocky has one ear that stands up and he is old and very friendly. He lives in Albuquerque and was visiting a Los Alamos family when he was mistakenly let outside. 

Anyone with information about Rocky is asked to call 505.280.8877 or 505.250.8943.