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Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Programs

on April 26, 2013 - 7:12am


Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street near the intersection of 15th and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts, or weather. Visitors are welcome. Visit for more information.

  • May 7-State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will speak on the 2013 Legislative Session.
  • May 14-Julie Habiger, communications and public relations administrator for Los Alamos County, will speak on the opening of the new Municipal Building and the relocation of many

Last Day to Complete Branding Survey Today

on April 26, 2013 - 7:05am


Los Alamos County encourages individuals who live and/or work in the County to complete the community branding survey, by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, at which time the survey will be closed.

The survey, issued April 9, was designed by the County’s branding consultant North Star Destination Strategies to gather input from commuters, scientists and post-docs, as well as individuals with no connection to the Lab who live and/or work in the County.

Zadrozny Demonstrates Sound Yoga at Mullein Leaf Massage

on April 26, 2013 - 7:02am
The sound yoga studio of Andy Zadrozny. The 'Resonant Body Platform,' allows a person to perform the sound yoga technique on another person's body. Courtesy photo


Like many mothers, when I was pregnant I enjoyed placing headphones against my belly, amazed to feel the baby respond to the sounds.

But I've wondered, what do unborn babies actually hear?

According to Alfred Tomatis, the famous French neurologist, the first sense organs to develop in a human embryo are the ears and the first sensation a baby in utero experiences, is its body resonating with the vibrations


Roller Derby Wrangle Sunday

on April 26, 2013 - 7:00am


Quality New Mexico Accepting Award Applications

on April 26, 2013 - 6:59am

QNM News:

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2013 NM Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:

  • Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence

  • Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence

  • Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results

Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by May 10. The form is available at The application is due July 12.

The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, modeled after the Malcolm

Renegade Mountain Band Plays Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on April 26, 2013 - 6:56am

Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Put on your cowboy boots Saturday night when the Renegade Mountain Band comes to Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.

The music starts at 8 p.m. Be sure to show up early, because a full house is expected.

The Renegade Mountain Band (RMB) is a New Mexico country band that specializes in outlaw country, modern dance classics, and original country rock.

RMB is best known for their excellent representations of classic country artists and for their up-tempo interpretations of dance classics.

It's Elemental: 'Period Table' Exhibit Opens Friday

on April 25, 2013 - 1:10pm

'Pesistant Elements-Fire' by Brittan Donharl. Courtesy photo
'Enjoy your Elements' by Jody Shepard. Courtesy photo


It's Elemental... Feeling out of your Element? The Fuller Lodge Art Center has an element for everyone in the new exhibit “Periodic Table” beginning Friday April 26 and open through early June. 

'Sterling Double Collar with CZ Pendants' by Diana Kirkpatrick. Courtesy Photo

Dozens of artists from across New Mexico have taken on, and interpreted the Periodic Table in an entire spectrum of reflections, and the result is a truly eclectic collection.  

Dozens of


Six DPU Linemen Hang From Pole

on April 25, 2013 - 12:48pm

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shares this photo taken a few years ago when Pajarito Cliffs was under construction. These are members of the DPU's Electric Distribution Team who keep the lights on, and hustle out there around the community to restore power when there's an outage. Courtesy/DPU

Los Alamos Firefighters Cook For Auction Winners

on April 25, 2013 - 12:43pm

Members of the Los Alamos Daily Post news team join Los Alamos Firefighters at Station 3 in White Rock for a lasagna dinner Wednesday. The news team from left, Bonnie Gordon, Greg Kendall, Karen Kendall and Kirsten Laskey together with Zia Realty Group owner James Chrobocinski and his family Jacqueline and JJ, successfully bid on the dinner during the Rotary Club's Crab Fest fundraiser in February. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

JJ Chrobocinski, 6. chats with AFF Local 3279 Vice President Danny Archuleta. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

JJ Chrobocinski, 6, with his mom

Hilltopper Softball Defeats Santa Fe 9-5

on April 25, 2013 - 11:20am

Danci Smith beats tag on slide into 2nd base. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kristin Christensen slides back to 1st base. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kiana Zerr collides with 1st baseman as ball falls to ground. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kristin Chistiansen approaches home plate after home run to waiting teammates. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jordon Hammock makes pitch to batter. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk stretches for catch at 1st base. Photo by Alan Kirk

Seniors being recognized before game. Photo by Alan Kirk

Seniors Cristina Perez, Erin Kirk, Danci Smith, Kristin Christensen, Meryl Delano, and Micaela Christensen

LANL: Seventy Three New Mexico Students Receive Scholarships

on April 25, 2013 - 11:09am

Gold Scholarship Winners Kevin Gao, Danielle Harrier and Micaela Lucero. Courtesy/LANL


Seventy-three students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of this year’s scholarships through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

Funding for the scholarships comes from $411,500 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

Los Alamos High School senior Kevin Gao, Micaela Lucero of St.

Brotherly Love: Classic Car Raffle Aids Brain Cancer Victim

on April 25, 2013 - 10:50am
Abe Gonzales, left, hugs his brother Gilbert who is suffering from brain cancer. Courtesy photo
This 'like new' classic 1967 Olds 442 will be raffled off to assist with the medical expenses of Gilbert Gonzales. See the car and buy a ticket at Smiths Gas Station on Trinity Drive Friday, May 3. Courtesy photo

Staff report

When his brother, Gilbert Gonzales, was diagnosed with brain cancer, Art Gonzales was devastated.

“I want to help in any way I can,” he said, adding that his classic 1967 Olds 442 provided a way to assist with medical expenses.


Solo Traveler: When Atheists Pray

on April 25, 2013 - 10:44am
Solo Traveler
When Atheists Pray

A combi in Mexico is a van, usually a Toyota, with bench seats installed along each wall, behind the driver's seat, and across the back. Packed solid, they can hold 20 or more people.

Combi drivers have a reputation for crazy fast driving, passing other cars on blind curves, sliding over the yellow line into oncoming traffic. Yet, miraculously, you almost never hear of a combi flying off a cliff and killing everyone. The drivers are just careful enough.

But every once in a while a driver is so bad you know your time on earth

Olions Present 'Little Women' This Weekend

on April 25, 2013 - 10:19am
The Los Alamos High School Olians Club will present a musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 'Little Women' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Courtesy photo

NNSA Hosts Nordic Countries in Technical Exchange Meeting

on April 25, 2013 - 9:10am

The technical exchange at the Remote Sensing Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nev. consisted of sharing information regarding techniques, processes, systems, capabilities and data analysis for aerial measuring. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

LAS VEGAS – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Emergency Operations last week hosted a Nordic Aerial Measuring System (AMS) Technical Exchange at its Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) in Las Vegas, Nev.

The technical exchange consisted of sharing information regarding techniques, processes, systems, capabilities and data analysis for

Cindy Rooney, Alexandra Hehlen and Alan and Alex Kirk Join Great Conversations!

on April 25, 2013 - 9:01am


This is the final opportunity to register for Great Conversations an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and takes place 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Los Alamos High School. 

Cindy Rooney: Higher Education; Looking into the Future

Associate Dean and Chair of Business at UNM-Los Alamos, Dr. Cynthia Rooney, will discuss the outlook for higher education.

LAHS Needs Community's Help Now

on April 25, 2013 - 8:47am

LAHS News:

Votes needed now ... Los Alamos High School is closing in on a special $2,500 prize but needs a last ditch effort from the community to win.

"All help is needed as we are still in second place," said LAHS Athletic/Activities Director Vicki T. Nelms.

The U.S. Bank Rally4Rewards program is nearing its end ... voting closes in three days. LAHS is one of three finalists in its respective classification.

It’s time to “Rally the Troops” and sprint to the finish line to give LAHS the best opportunity to win the special $2,500 prize.


Help With The Hard Stuff: 'Contain if Necessary'

on April 25, 2013 - 8:26am

Part 6 (of 10)“Contain if Necessary”

My last column continued William Uri’s “third-sider” roles lawyers can play that might help you with the hard stuff, focusing on the “resolve” roles of Mediator, Arbiter, Equalizer, and Healer.

This week I want to talk about Uri’s “contain” roles of Witness, Referee, and Peacekeeper, and also a hybrid activity I believe exists especially within the context of what can be called “Divorce Wars”: equalization and containment.

I agree with Uri that “unresolved conflict escalates because no one is paying

'Expedition Caving Basics' Talk/Video April 30

on April 25, 2013 - 8:13am


PEEC News:

The public is invited to attend "Expedition Caving Basics" at 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Mesa Public Library.

Caver Beth Cortright of the Pajarito Environmental Education center will provide details, pictures, and video of a typical caving expedition where a small team of highly-trained cavers spend about one week underground.

During this time, the group lives and works together inside the cave. Based out of a camp, teams travel to predetermined areas in the cave every day to map it within a few degrees of error.

The end goal can be related to geology,

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Holds Town Hall Meeting

on April 25, 2013 - 7:54am

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard addresses the crowd gathered for her town hall meeting at Betty Ehart Center Friday. Courtesy photo

Staff report

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard held a town hall meeting Friday afternoon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

More than 30 people attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Los Alamos chapter of the AARP.

Garcia Richard gave a presentation on the 2013 legislative session outcomes.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard discusses outcomes of the 2013 legislative session. Courtesy photo


SFI Seminar: A Physicist Looks at Cancer, Tumor Location, and the Tumor Environment

on April 25, 2013 - 7:50am

Clare Yu

SFI Seminar

Monday, April 29 • 12:15 p.m. • Collins Conference Room, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe

A Physicist Looks at Cancer, Tumor Location, and the Tumor Environment

Clare Yu, University of California, Irvine

Abstract: I will discuss what physics can bring to cancer biology, and the types of questions that physicists can ask such as "Why does a tumor grow where it does?" and "How does the microenvironment of a tumor affect its growth?"

Cancer cells do not act alone.

Money IQ: The 5 C’s of Mortgage Banking

on April 24, 2013 - 11:02am
Money IQ

The 5 C’s of Mortgage Banking

The five most important items when evaluating a mortgage loan application are described below: Characteristics, Capacity, Cash to Close, Character (credit) and Collateral.

Explaining the 5C’s in an understandable method is the most important tool to ensure a great customer experience.  


In mortgage lending characteristics are described as follows. It is the intent on every loan application to be able to describe the following.

1. What type of product is the customer applying for and knowing all of the

Submit Ideas to Community Trail Plan OPEN Forum

on April 24, 2013 - 10:57am

Community Trail Plan OPEN Forum

What improvements to trails and signage should Los Alamos County make to enhance the County Trail Network?

The Parks Division seeks comments on a draft Community Trail Plan.

The plan evaluates the current conditions and layout of the network, and makes recommendations for specific projects to improve not only individual trails but also the organization of the entire network.

Share your opinion right now online!

Forward this email to encourage your contacts to join in Los Alamos County's online Open Forum.


Photographer David Noble Shares His Story Thursday

on April 24, 2013 - 10:28am
Photographer David Noble. Courtesy photo


Have you ever looked at a piece of art or read a book and wondered what were the circumstances leading to its genesis?

In his newest book, “In the Places of the Spirits,” photographer and author David Noble gives readers the inside scoop on his art.

He also will share his story during the Authors Speak lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The creation of his newest book is no short story. It actually spans 30 years.

Noble said he became interested in photographing the Southwest in the 1970s.


NMHSCA Announces 2013 Hall of Honor Inductees

on April 24, 2013 - 10:13am


The New Mexico High School Coaches Association Announces 2013 Hall of Honor inductees

Robert “Bobby” Rodriguez of Santa Fe, George Frederick of Carlsbad and Jack Cisco of Hatch will all be in inducted into the NMHSCA Hall of Honor at the Bobby Gibbs Awards Luncheon Wednesday, July 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque.

The Coaches Hall of Honor is an award for outstanding service as a coach to the student-athletes of New Mexico and for outstanding service to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.