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Los Alamos Urologist Pavel Mourachov Arrested

on May 22, 2013 - 9:26pm

Los Alamos Urologist Pavel V. Mourachov

Staff Report

Following an investigation, Los Alamos police obtained an arrest warrant and have charged Los Alamos Urologist Pavel V. Mourachov with two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, extreme cruelty to animals and harassment.

According to police documents obtained this evening by the Los Alamos Daily Post, Mourachov, 41, was arrested at approximately 2:15 p.m. today in the parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road.

The criminal complaint indicates that Mourachov assaulted or struck at


Police Charge Local Man With Aggravated Assault, Harassment and Extreme Cruelty to Animals

on May 22, 2013 - 7:09pm

Pavel V. Mourachov. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Local police issued a news release a short while ago detailing this afternoon's arrest of 41-year-old Los Alamos Urologist Pavel V. Mourachov:

“On May 22, 2013 at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers of the Los Alamos Police Department affected the arrest of Pavel V. Mourachov in the south parking lot of the Los Alamos Medical Center at 3917 West Road.

"Mourachov was arrested on two separate warrants for charges of two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, extreme cruelty to animals and harassment.”



Scenes From Today's Wind Event at Barranca

on May 22, 2013 - 5:26pm

Students, staff and teachers are evacuated from Barranca Mesa Elementary School as damage to the school is assessed after a freak wind storm today. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

A teacher's car suffers damage from the wind storm that hit Barranca Mesa Elementary this afternoon. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Barranca Mesa Elementary School Principal Pam Miller, center, informs firefighters that the main school buildings have been cleared. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Los Alamos firefighters begin a walk of the campus to assess damage after today's freak wind

Classes Canceled Thursday and Friday at Barranca

on May 22, 2013 - 3:56pm

Today's strong wind bent this light pole and traffic sign in the parking lot at Barranca School. Photo by Janine Morales/YMCA

LAPS News:

Superintendent Gene Schmidt has officially announced that classes are canceled both Thursday and Friday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School due to damage caused by this afternoon's severe wind.

Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly has announced that the Y After School Program at Barranca is canceled Thursday and Friday as well.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish photos taken at the scene of the wind damage later today.


LAPS Superintendent: Huge Amount of Wind Energy Peeled Roof Off Barranca Gymnasium

on May 22, 2013 - 3:08pm

An incredibly strong 'wind event' peeled the roof off the gymnasium at Barranca Mesa Elementary School a short while ago today. Photo by Ryn Hermmann


Los Alamos Daily Post
LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, speaking atop the roof area at Barranca Mesa Elementary School just moments ago, confirmed to the Los Alamos Daily Post that no one was hurt despite massive damage from wind at the school today.
"This was a wind event that peeled off the gymnasium roof and laid it over on top of the library and playground of the preschool area," Schmidt said.

Breaking News: No Injuries as Wind Damages Barranca Elementary Roof

on May 22, 2013 - 2:06pm


Early reports indicate that severe wind damaged a portion of the roof in the 200 wing at Barranca Mesa Elementary School a short time ago.

There have been no injuries reported. Emergency responders are on scene as is Superintendent Gene Schmidt.

The Family YMCA After School Program has been canceled for today.

Check back for more details and photos from this developing story.

Roof damaged from wind today at Barranca Mesa Elementary School - no injuries reported. Courtesy/Gene Schmidt

A window was shattered on this car in the parking lot at Barranca Mesa Elementary

The Healing Hands of Gregory Barthell

on May 22, 2013 - 1:51pm
Gregory Barthell of Sunrise Theraputics offers a unique combination of polarity therapy and theraputic massage. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Gregory Barthell has done massage for many years. When he retired from the Los Alamos County Parks Department, he decided to make it a career.

Barthell graduated from The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in 2012, with diplomas in both therapeutic massage and polarity therapy.


Los Alamos High School Surrounds Beloved Teacher Marilyn Fabry In Her Favorite Shades of Orange

on May 22, 2013 - 1:51pm

Students, faculty and staff surprised Los Alamos High School teacher Marilyn Fabry Monday with a massive gathering featuring her favorite color orange. Fabry is 'crushing' her cancer and everyone got together for a rally in the commons area to show their support for the beloved teacher. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School teacher Marilyn Fabry is overcome with emotion Monday at the outpouring of love and support for her as she battles cancer. Courtesy photo

During a surprise rally Monday, Los Alamos High School teacher Marilyn Fabry is surrounded by enthusiastic supporters waving her

'Bomb' Author Speaks Thursday at Mesa Library

on May 22, 2013 - 1:43pm
Steve Sheinkin, author of 'Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon' is Thursday's Authors Speak featured guest. Courtesy photo


A 20-something spy, an incredible scientific discovery, and a race that spanned three continents – these are just some of the pieces of the story behind the atomic bomb.

Steve Sheinkin captures this amazing tale in his young adult book, “Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.”

The book reveals the details of a German chemist who discovered a uranium atom could split in two when


The Red Elvises Bring the Party to Los Alamos

on May 22, 2013 - 1:34pm

The Red Elvises during their 2012 World Tour. Courtesy photo


Igor and the Red Elvises, “your favorite band,” will perform in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Ashley Pond.

You don’t get this “favorite bandthing? I had a hard time with it when they told me they were my favorite band, after hearing only one song. That was about eight years ago. “You’re not my favorite band!,” I said. The Rolling Stones, the White Stripes and any band with Ray Wylie Hubbard or Delbert McClinton or Levon Helm in it were my favorites at that time.


Los Alamos Beer Cooperative Passes 100 Member Mark

on May 22, 2013 - 1:25pm

Photo Courtesy/LABC

LABC News:

  • With 118 new members, the Los Alamos Beer Co-op is on its way to realizing its goal: locally crafted beer in the Atomic City.

This month the Los Alamos Beer Cooperative (LABC) signed its 100th member, passing an important milestone in the campaign to bring craft beer to the Los Alamos community.

As of mid-May, just two months shy of the organization’s first anniversary, the LABC is 118 members strong, and ready to kick off a summer season of fundraising and fun — all in the name of bringing great local beer to the Atomic City.

Governed by the cooperative


LAHS Honors Four Special Moms for Years of Service

on May 22, 2013 - 12:41pm

Topper Parent Organization outgoing officers honored at LAHS Wednesday by Principal Sandy Warnock, far right. From left, Janine Tulenko, Gloria Dunning, Laura Bohn and Diane Harte. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School today expressed appreciation to four Topper Parent Organization (TPO) mothers for their years of volunteering at Los Alamos Public Schools.

LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock presented certificates of appreciation and bouquets of flowers to Janine Tulenko, Gloria Dunning, Laura Bohn and Diane Harte, all of whom have volunteered at their children's schools since elementary

Chamisa Book Fair to Benefit Oklahoma Victims

on May 22, 2013 - 11:35am


Today is the last day of Chamisa Elementary School's Buy One Get One (BOGO) free Book Fair.

Chamisa is keeping the book fair open until 3 p.m. today for community members who wish to stop by and purchase books to help Moore, Okla., which was hit by a devastating tornado that leveled two elementary schools.

Chamisa does not make any money from this book fair and has two staff members with family in Oklahoma who have volunteered to take the books to Moore.

Chamisa also will be collecting school supplies until the end of the school year for Moore.

Local Swim Team Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

on May 22, 2013 - 10:53am


Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos swim team is setting up a donation collection table 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 22 in front of Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, 535 Central Ave., in Los Alamos to help with the relief efforts for injured and displaced pets affected by the devastating tornados in Moore, Okla. this week. 

All contributions will be given to the New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better, which is partnering with Bernalillo County Animal Services, Good Shepherd Animal Clinic and many local retailers – including Los Alamos’ Pet Pangea. 

A collection drop box will be available

Bradbury Science Museum Partnering in National Blue Star Museums Program

on May 22, 2013 - 10:28am

LANL News:
  • Free admission for active duty military, their family members

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is again partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

“In this the 70th anniversary year celebration of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Bradbury Science Museum is once again excited and proud to be part of the 1,800 museums throughout the United

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Presents Annual Update to Los Alamos County Council

on May 22, 2013 - 10:14am

At the podium, Executive Director DeAnza Valencia Sapien of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities with Deputy Director Yasine Armstrong, right, and Program Assistant Caitlin Terry make an annual presentation to the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Executive Director DeAnza Valencia Sapien made an annual presentation to the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening.

Sapien explained that The Regional Coalition is comprised of eight cities, counties and pueblos surrounding Los Alamos


Council OKs Trinity Site Ground Lease Amendment

on May 22, 2013 - 8:37am

Council approves an amendment to the Trinity Site Real Estate Ground Lease and Development Agreement Tuesday evening with Kroger. Councilors from left, Fran Berting, Steve Girrens, Vice Chair David Izraelevitz, Chair Geoff Rodgers, Kristin Henderson, Pete Sheehey and Rick Reiss. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council approved 7-0 Tuesday evening an amendment to the Trinity Site Real Estate Ground Lease and Development Agreement Topvalco, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger and authorized County Administrator Harry Burgess to execute the

Council Approves Ashley Pond Renovations

on May 22, 2013 - 7:10am

Council voted 7-0 Tuesday evening to move forward with the Ashley Pond Renovation and Improvement Project. The project is set to get underway in June. Workers are scheduled to install a new liner beneath the pond by July 26, a waterfall by Aug. 9, sidewalks, wetland planters and water treatment by Sept. 13, a permanent concert stage by Sept. 20, refill the water in the pond by Sept. 27 and substantially complete the project by Oct. 18. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved a contract with RMCI, Inc., in the amount of $1,749,450,


Council Presents Proclamations and Recognitions

on May 21, 2013 - 8:49pm

Vernon Kerr speaks to Council about the importance of Scouting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilor Kristin Henderson congratulates the Girl Scouts' Atomic Flying Pickles and presents them with a proclamation honoring the group for their recent win in the FIRST LEGO Competition. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilor Kristin Henderson congratulates the Girl Scouts' Atomic Flying Pickles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

During this evening's County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Executive Director Kristy Ortega of the United Way of

Learn About Sound Yoga Tonight

on May 21, 2013 - 4:03pm

Andy Zadrozny's Resonant Body Sount Vibration Yoga Studio. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Andy Zadrozny will present a talk with demonstrations of the techniques of Resonant Body Sound Vibration Yoga at 7 p.m. tonight, at Mullein Leaf Massage, 3500 Trinity, Ste. A-5 in Los Alamos.

Everyone will have a chance to experience the Resonant Body Platform. Attendees will also have the chance to win a free sound yoga healing session or a free hot stone massage.

For more information about Resonant Body Sound Yoga visit


Los Alamos LDS Congregation Splits In Two

on May 21, 2013 - 9:49am

Former Los Alamos Ward bishopric with new Los Alamos and Pajarito Ward bishoprics, from left, Matt Nelson, Los Alamos Ward Second Counselor; Guy Baker, Los Alamos Ward Bishop; Roger Cardon, Los Alamos Ward First Counselor; Michael Davis, former Los Alamos Ward First Counselor; Ian Alexander, former Los Alamos Ward Bishop; Bob Judd, former Los Alamos Ward Second Counselor and new Pajarito Ward First Counselor; Josh Miller, Pajarito Ward Bishop; Roy Epperson, Pajarito Ward Second Counselor. Courtesy photo

LDS News:

The local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints saw

Internationally Acclaimed Author Anchee Min Shares Life With Los Alamos Audience

on May 21, 2013 - 9:47am

Author Anchee Min speaks at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday about her life and struggles as an immigrant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Rotary Club President-Elect Jim Nesmith introduces his longtime friend Anchee Min. His daughter Laura Nesmith looks on at left Sunday at the Reel Deal Theater. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Local community members gathered at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday night to hear internationally bestselling author Anchee Min speak about her courageous life in China and America.

In 1994, Min made her literary debut with Red

Remaining North and Barranca Mesa Residents Asked to Join Smart Meter Study

on May 21, 2013 - 9:46am

Melissa Gullickson, with Marketwave helping DPU with smart meter study recruitments, painted the White Rock rock to promote the 100 Seasonal Smart Meter Study. Courtesy/DPU


  • Final push to recruit the majority of households - representatives will be going door-to-door and visiting highly trafficked areas

Recruitment for the Mesa Smart Meter Study has been extended in an effort to ensure most residents of North and Barranca Mesa participate in the important research effort, reported officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU). 

Project collaborators are


Solo Traveler: Why Go Alone?

on May 21, 2013 - 9:16am
Solo Traveler
Why Go Alone?

The disadvantages of traveling alone are all too obvious. Nobody knows exactly where you are, who you’re with, or what you are doing.

Without a companion, it can be terribly lonely, especially while traveling in countries with different languages. It can be downright scary if a country has a bad reputation for violence or mistreatment of women. So you rarely hear about the advantages of solo travel.

When traveling with someone, we tend to speak our own language. We share experiences and observations with our companion.

No Trash or Recycling Collection Monday

on May 21, 2013 - 9:03am


In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection Monday, May 27.

If this is your normal pickup day, please put roll carts out by 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 for collection.