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Black Carbon Much Larger Cause of Climate Change Than Previously Assessed

on January 15, 2013 - 9:22am

Cutting back on emissions from diesel engines could slow global warming immediately, according to a new study. Courtesy/EPA

Schematic overview of the primary black carbon emission sources and the processes that control the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Courtesy/ AGU

AGU News:

WASHINGTON—Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this pollutant’s climate impact..


UNM-LA and Los Alamos Daily Post to Co-Host College Board Forum

on January 15, 2013 - 8:57am

Staff Report

UNM-Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Daily Post will co-host a "UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidates Forum" on the college campus later this month.

The public is invited to attend the forum, which will feature Position 1 incumbent Ron Dolin and challenger Michelle Hall in the only position contested among the three seats coming up in this year's race.

The forum will take place 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 30 in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM-LA.

Below, candidates share brief details of why they decided to either seek reelection or run for the first time to serve on the UNM-LA Advisory

Los Alamos Daily Post Hits 2,000 LIKES!

on January 15, 2013 - 8:09am

Contest Winner Brenda Kelley. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LADP News:

At 6:25 a.m., Monday Jan. 14 – after just 10 months in operation – the Los Alamos Daily Post achieved another major milestone: 2,000 "Likes" on its Facebook page.

Congratulations to "Guess the Time" contest winner Brenda Kelley who guessed the Post would hit 2,000 Likes at 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 14, coming closest and winning a T shirt.

Kelley works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Food on the Hill: Oven Roasted Dungeness Crabs

on January 15, 2013 - 6:44am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Oven Roasted Dungeness Crabs
Photo by Sue York/
4 Precooked Dungeness Crabs
4 heads of garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons of red chili pepper flakes
4 tablespoons of dried thyme
2 tablespoons of old bay seasoning
4 bay leaves
2 fresh lemons ( to be served sliced with crab on the plate)
Photo by Sue York/
Put all of the spices and oil and garlic in a tall pot and simmer on the stove top for 4 minutes, cool this mixture to room temperature.

Letter to the Editor: Simply Call it the Municipal Building

on January 15, 2013 - 6:43am
By Trey Frazier
Los Alamos

I too agree. Let's just name it the Municipal Building. Simple, fast, cheap.

History has proven that sooner than later a statue will have to be purchased and installed to commentate who ever the building is named after at taxpayer expense so people who never knew or cared about will know what they looked like.

Emerge New Mexico Women Sworn in to State House

on January 15, 2013 - 6:42am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

ENM News:

Monday, Jan. 14, Stephanie Garcia Richard, Emily Kane, Georgene Louis, Patricia Roybal Caballero and Elizabeth Thomson begin their tenures as New Mexico State Representatives.

All five have participated in Emerge New Mexico, the premier training program for Democratic women.

“All of these women are inspiring and true leaders,” said Ambrosia Ortiz y Prentice, Executive Director of Emerge New Mexico. “Their dedication to public service and willingness to work hard to attain these positions are commendable.”


NIST Patent Could Give 'Lab on a Chip' Technology Long Shelf Life

on January 15, 2013 - 6:38am

A recent NIST patent shows that nanopores, which may one day help doctors perform quick analysis of blood samples, are not harmed by the polymerization process that could help nanopores operate in biochips. Polymerization hardens and stabilizes the membrane surrounding the nanopores, both of which are beneficial effects. Courtesy Robertson/NIST

NIST News:

Having blood drawn and analyzed to diagnose disease is a process that can take a few days, but what if your doctor could perform this analysis in moments, right before your eyes?

That’s the promise of “lab on a chip” technology, and

No Response for County Charter Committee

on January 15, 2013 - 6:38am


The deadline to apply for the five member committee to study utilities-related sections of the County Charter is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 and so far no one has submitted a letter of interest.

The Committee will include one member of Council, one member of the Department of Public Utilities’ Board, and three citizens who meet any one of the following qualifications:

  • A member of the community with Management experience;
  • A member of the community with Accounting experience; and
  • A member of the community “at large.”

Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment to the

White Rock Little League 2013 Registration Opens

on January 15, 2013 - 6:36am
White Rock Little League. Courtesy photo
WRLL News:
The White Rock Little League 2013 Registration is now open.

Who: All interested boys and girls between the ages of 4 to 18 as of April 30, 2013 for baseball and Dec. 31, 2012 for softball.

Where: Time Out Pizza, 118 N.M. 4

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 16-17 and 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 22-23. 

To Register Online or for more information visit:

'Bicycle Dreams' Documentary Premieres Jan. 24

on January 15, 2013 - 6:36am

RAAM News:

Bicycle Dreams, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), will premiere in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico’s Rodey Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

The screening is presented as a benefit by the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico. Bike NM will host a second screening the following Thursday, Jan. 31 at The Screen in Santa Fe.

Guest speaker at the event will be Lisa Dougherty of Los Alamos, who will be competing in her first RAAM this summer.

The film, which has won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world, “is an

Suspect Sought in Robbery of Bank of Albuquerque Branch

on January 15, 2013 - 6:35am


UPDATE: Anastacio Amador, 39, of Albuquerque, was arrested Monday, Jan. 14 in connection with the robbery of the Bank of Albuquerque at 3301 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Amador is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Tuesday. FBI special agents, with the assistance of Albuquerque Police officers, apprehended Amador during a traffic stop.

FBI News:

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of Albuquerque branch at 3301 Coors Blvd. NW in Albuquerque Saturday, Jan. 12.

The suspect is

Jazz Night at the Blue Window Jan. 26

on January 15, 2013 - 6:34am

BWB News:

The next Jazz Night at the Blue Window is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave.

The restaurant will welcomes back the Tom Rheam Trio featuring Tom Rheam on piano and trumpet, Dick Hogle on drums and vocals and David Moir on bass.

Rheam has played on the road with Ray Charles, played backup to Frank Sinatra on recordings, toured with the Glenn Miller Band and many other well-known professional singers and musicians.

Hogle has worked in the Catskills in New York state as a show drummer, played on cruise ships and toured with the Jimmy

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Suspends Operations

on January 14, 2013 - 9:05pm

PMSA News:

At 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area suspended operations until additional snowfall is received.

Once adequate snowfall arrives, the Ski Area will reopen as soon as possible.

The Business Office will be closed today and tomorrow, Jan. 15.

LAHS Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Resigns

on January 14, 2013 - 7:21pm

LAHS News:

Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Tarah Logan, resigned her position at Los Alamos High School effective today, Jan. 14, for family reasons. 

Logan had been coaching the girl's team at the high school since June 2008.

The interim girl’s varsity basketball coach, taking over immediately will be Ann Stewart. 

Coach Stewart, a graduate of Los Alamos High School, has been a head girls basketball coach at Bloomfield High School from 2004-07. 

She was the middle school girls basketball coach for Los Alamos Middle School in 1994-95 and has been an assistant girls’ basketball


Caution: Winter Weather Making Travel Dicey

on January 14, 2013 - 3:28pm

Snow was blowing in downtown Los Alamos about four hours ago. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe - A winter storm moving across New Mexico is causing dicey travel conditions for parts of the state.  

Snow has hit the Albuquerque metro area as well as much of northeast New Mexico, causing slick roads. 

Due to the low temperatures, the snow is not melting. The National Weather Service is predicting the conditions will worsen between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Santa Rosa and down through Vaughn within the next few hours.

The New Mexico Department Of Transportation is

Kirk Named Co-Mountain West Player of the Week!

on January 14, 2013 - 3:14pm

Lobos basketball star Alex Kirk, #53, of Los Alamos earned his second MW Player of the Week honor in the last three weeks. Courtesy photo


Colorado Springs, Colo. - For the second time in the last three weeks, Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has earned a Mountain West honor, being named Co-Player of the Week after leading UNM to a pair of home wins in its first 2-0 conference start in 11 years Sunday.

Kirk shared the award with Jamaal Franklin of San Diego State. It's Kirk's second time being honored this year, and it's the second in the last three weeks.

Kirk was honored two weeks ago


Bandelier Staff Leave Early Due to Snow

on January 14, 2013 - 3:01pm
Courtesy photo
Bandelier National Monument authorized an early-release for all non-essential staff at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 14.
The Monument has been experiencing light to moderate snowfall all day, with some accumulation on the roads.
At 1:30 p.m., the conditions on N.M. 4 were still acceptable for safe driving, but snowfall is continuing to intensify.
Although the Visitor Center will close early, the Monument will remain open with no fees being collected to allow visitors to continue to access and enjoy the park in the snow.
Visitors are advised to

UNM-LA Dedicates Jeannette O. Wallace Hall

on January 14, 2013 - 9:52am

UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page, left, applauds as Terry Wallace and his sister Janice Wallace Parra cut the ribbon on the wall plaque at the front of Jeanette O. Wallace Hall. Wallace's wife, Michele Hall, left, and niece Caitlin Parra, and off camera Sheryl (Wallace) Crabtree and her daughter Nicole Crabtree look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Terry Wallace speaks to the crowd gathered to honor his mother, Rep. Jeannette Wallace, featured on the film behind him, during the dedication of Jeannette O. Wallace Hall Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Bonnie

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, 2013

on January 14, 2013 - 8:52am

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.

Jan. 3 at 8:36 a.m. / A 63-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property in the 100 block of Mariposa Court. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 3 at 12:20 p.m. / CB FOX Department Store in the 1700 block of Central Avenue reported that someone paid for merchandise with bad checks. The matter is under investigation.


Jan. 4 at 3:05 a.m.

Column: 'Fix the Women!'

on January 14, 2013 - 8:05am

Parallel Process of Intergroup Dynamics: How Men’s Covert Conflicts Got Expressed in Overt Conflicts Between Women – Part I, The Case
Column by Elena Yang

The columns for today and for next week will be lengthy, and they need to be read in tandem. 

“Parallel process” is a complicated concept, like just all issues concerning group processes. 

I apologize in advance for the occasional jargon and the convoluted depiction – part of the nature of group processes. As always, I welcome your feedback. 

Now for today’s entry.

“Fix the women,” a request/demand by the director of the Buildings

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network Announces Upcoming Opportunities

on January 14, 2013 - 8:04am

LAEN News:

Specifically for women entrepreneurs ... New Mexico Angels Women’s Entrepreneurial Education Workshop Series
"Time to Grow! How to Prep for Angel Funding" presented by NMA and WESST – Santa Fe

You’ve established your company and validated your ideas, now it’s time to grow! You need funding, a management team and the right business model to meet your goals. During this workshop you’ll learn from our industry experts about how to ensure your company stands out in the marketplace and how to define your strategic advantages. With that comes having the right business model.


Letter to the Editor: Call Municipal Building What it is!

on January 14, 2013 - 8:04am
By Christine Weaver
Los Alamos

I definitely agree with Ms. (Diana) Stepan. Why does Los Alamos feel they need to name every building after someone?
If that person didn't personally finance the building just call it what it is!
Sooner or later the "honoree" is long forgotten thus Civic Auditorium, Aquatic Center, Municipal Building, etc., all make plenty of sense.

Local Democrats Meet Thursday at UNM-LA

on January 14, 2013 - 8:00am


State Democratic Party President Javier Gonzales is scheduled to speak at the next Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meeting set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

Gonzales will talk about past elections as well as the future for the Democratic Party.

The NEW meeting place for the Party is room 203 at UNM-LA Building 2, which is the building that faces Diamond Drive, toward the left side of the stairs.

All Democrats are invited to attend.


Local GOP Meets Thursday at Hilltop House

on January 14, 2013 - 7:59am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Acoma Room at the Hilltop House Hotel.