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High Wind Warning

on January 11, 2013 - 7:43am



Pet of the Week: Gracie the Cocker Spaniel

on January 11, 2013 - 6:54am

Gracie. Courtesy/LACAS


Gracie is a senior female cocker spaniel who was rescued off the street and brought back to health by a good neighbor.

Los Alamos County and Friends of the Shelter have completed Gracie's health treatments. She would be a good companion for a quiet family.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets and others are living off-campus in foster homes.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website:, for information about volunteering, adopting and donating.

Also check out the

Burst Pipes Most Common in Mountain Towns

on January 11, 2013 - 6:43am

New Mexico is bracing for colder temperatures during the next few days with the possibility that many areas of the state will experience temperatures in the below the 20 degree mark- during the night time hours. Many areas of the state face a hard freeze.

When the outside temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, water pipes in homes with little or no insulation are likely to freeze and break.

Messy and expensive water losses from burst frozen pipes are more common in mountain towns but all residents have the potential to be caught off guard by a sudden drop in

Personnel Board Meets 11:30 a.m. Monday

on January 11, 2013 - 6:14am


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Jan. 10

on January 10, 2013 - 8:08pm

This week's preview sponsored

Jazz trio "Paradox" will be playing at the Coffee House Cafe, 723 Central Ave., 6-8 p.m., Jan. 11
Paradox performs on piano, guitar, and saxophone, performs acoustic jazz standards and classic tunes

Los Alamos Little Theater Presents: Frost/Nixon Written by Peter Morgan
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4-19 and 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 13

Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club Training Classes, Monday, Jan. 7 to Jan. 18 at 246 East Road
Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience

Cindy Eaton to Chair Relay For Life

on January 10, 2013 - 12:51pm

Cindy Eaton. Courtesy photo

ACS News:

The American Cancer Society has selected Cindy Eaton to serve as Event Chair for the 2013 Relay For Life® of Los Alamos.

Eaton was selected because of her past experience on the Relay committee. She was the event chair a couple of years ago, and has a great working knowledge of the event. 

“Cindy brings leadership and organizational skills with a passion to fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is truly blessed to have Cindy come back on board as Event Chair,” said Gloria Martinez, Event Manager for the Relay For Life of Los Alamos. 



Ashley Pond Park Has Wider Sidewalk

on January 10, 2013 - 12:35pm

Workers poured cement around a portion of the new sidewalk at Ashley Pond Park making it ADA compliant. Courtesy photo

President Signs Katie Sepich Bill Into Law

on January 10, 2013 - 12:29pm
President Barack Obama. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall reported that today President Barack Obama signed the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 into law.
Katie's Law will expand DNA collection efforts from serious criminal offenders in order to save lives, solve crimes and prevent future tragedies from occurring at the hands of repeat offenders.
The bill was named for a New Mexico State University graduate student who was brutally raped and murdered in 2003.
Because New Mexico did not collect DNA from felony arrestees at

LWVLA and AAUW Host Annual Legislative Preview

on January 10, 2013 - 11:22am

Annual legislative preview in Fuller Lodge Wednesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Some 50 people turned out for the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women's annual legislative preview in Fuller Lodge Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Los Alamos legislators including Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez shared their views on the upcoming session.

Also, Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico and Marcela Diaz of Somos Un Pueblo Unido addressed issues of health care and immigrant concerns.

LANL 6 Found Guilty on Two of Three Counts

on January 10, 2013 - 8:07am

The self-named LANL 6 protesters outside the Los Alamos Justice Center Wednesday include Janet Greenwald, Catherine Euler, Pamela Gilchrist, Cathie Sullivan, Benjamin 'Summer' Abbott and Barbara Grothus. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

Six defendants sat in the front of Judge Alan Kirk’s Municipal Courtroom at the Los Alamos Justice Center Wednesday morning with their defense lawyer, Santa Fe Attorney Jeffery Haas.

The defendants were on trial for charges of trespass, refusing to obey an officer and obstructing movement as a result of their actions during an

Sig Hecker to Talk on Los Alamos and Kazakhstan

on January 10, 2013 - 7:59am
Sig Hecker
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, PhD, is an Austrian-Polish-American nuclear scientist and metallurgist who served as director of Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 until 1997.

On Jan. 19, Hecker will present a public talk titled, “One of the Greatest Nuclear Stories Never Told - Los Alamos and Kazakhstan.”

Hecker works at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
He explains that in 1992, the Russians pulled out of their former huge nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, now in the newly independent Republic of Kazakhstan.
Los Alamos

Rotary Prepares for 4th Annual Crabfest

on January 10, 2013 - 7:37am

Rotarian/Auctioneer Mike Lippiatt


Rotarian Mike Lippiatt demonstrates hidden skills as an auctioneer during Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl on Central Avenue.

Lippiatt incited a bidding frenzy over a New Mexico Magazine Calendar, escalating the final bid tendered by Rotarian James Chrobocinski of Zia Realty Group to $26.

The calendar is loaded with southwest photographs, which match the decor of Chrobocinski's new offices on Trinity Drive.  

Lippiatt will team up with Rotarian/longtime auctioneer Jill Cook to conduct a live auction extravaganza for the


Community Invited to UNM-LA Dedication of Jeannette O. Wallace Lecture Hall Sunday

on January 10, 2013 - 6:31am


UNM-LA News:

The community is invited to pay tribute to the memory of longtime Legislator Jeannette O. Wallace from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 in room 505 (Building 5) at UNM-Los Alamos.

In honor of her long service to the Los Alamos community and tireless commitment to education, the faculty and staff of UNM-Los Alamos are privileged to dedicate UNM-LA’s newest lecture hall in her name. The dedication will take place at 1 p.m.

The long time community leader died from illness in April 2011. She was serving her 11th term as a New Mexico State Representative, which she had

Former Bernalillo County Corrections Officer Sentenced for Civil Rights Violations

on January 10, 2013 - 6:25am

FBI News:

WASHINGTON—Demetrio Juan Gonzales, 40, a former corrections officer at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Albuquerque was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for violating the civil rights of an individual in his custody when he struck and choked the victim in the shower room/dress-out area of MDC. Gonzales pleaded guilty in October 2012.

According to court documents, during the early morning hours of December 21, 2011, Gonzales was assigned to the Receiving-Discharge-Transfer (RDT)

New Mexico in Focus Features Udall, Martinez

on January 10, 2013 - 6:22am

Host/Commentator Gene Grant

NMiF News:

With a new Congress assembling in Washington, D.C. and the upcoming legislative session in Santa Fe, this week NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS talks to key leaders.

• U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., just four years into his first term, is now the senior senator from New Mexico. NMiF producer Matt Grubs speaks with Udall about the fiscal cliff’s real cost to middle class taxpayers and the battle the senator is leading to reform the filibuster in the Senate.

• New Mexico Gov.

Aquatic Center Open Boating for Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts

on January 10, 2013 - 6:01am

Kiwanis Announces Upcoming Speakers

on January 10, 2013 - 5:54am


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

Upcoming Programs

Jan. 15 ... Becky Wechsler Oertel, daughter of the late Jay Wechsler, will speak on the long-term effects of fire in the forest.

Jan. 22 ... Katherine Gauntt of the Walkin N Circles Ranch in Edgewood, will speak on the ranch's program of horse rescue.

Jan. 29 ... Committee Meetings.

Feb. 5 ... Kiwanian Pat Soran will speak on Project Eliminate, a joint project of Kiwanis International and UNICEF that is aimed at wiping out


Fuller Lodge Art Show: 'Show Some Class'

on January 10, 2013 - 5:39am



Celebrate Adult Learners - This display of student work includes work from any students who have participated in art classes at Fuller Lodge Art Center over the past year or work from individuals in art groups that meet at the Art Center or Village Arts. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
Call for Artists: We Who Are Clay - Working in clay is a tradition in many cultures, and New Mexico has had a long standing relationship with the medium.

Money IQ: ‘Save Yourself' and 'Define Your Own Future’…

on January 9, 2013 - 11:20am
Money IQ
By Tammy M. Thorn

"Save Yourself" and "Define Your Own Future"…

"The Mayan’s were wrong on the end of the world, it was just the end of their calendar" and "Congress and the President have additional issues to address regarding the government’s fiscal stability and looming debt ceiling issue."

Since uncertainty is a fact, some things are certain, "Define your Own Future" ... contribute to an Individual Retirement Account.

Most of us save for retirement as a participant in our Employer’s Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP), such as a 401(k) Plan or 403(b) Plan.

In addition to that

Los Alamos Daily Post Nears 2,000 FB Likes

on January 9, 2013 - 11:17am

Staff Report

Becky Hardy of Los Alamos won the Los Alamos Daily Post "1,000 Likes" Facebook contest last fall.

Hardy, shown here with her new T-shirt, successfully guessed that the Los Alamos Daily Post would hit "1,000 Likes" on its Facebook page at 2 p.m., Oct. 11, which was the day and time of her marriage in 1980.

A new contest is now underway with just 29 Facebook "Likes" to go to reach 2,000.

Guesses as to when the Los Alamos Daily Post will reach that milestone can be entered at




Local Scientist Competing in 3,000-Mile Race

on January 9, 2013 - 9:54am

Lisa Dougherty participating last November in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in Coachella Valley, Calif., finished 2nd among the women, one 16-mile loop behind six-time Race Across AMerica (RAAM) winner Seana Hogan. Courtesy photo

By Carol A. Clark

Local athlete Lisa Dougherty is a Ph.D. materials scientist, Project Management Professional and Certified Quality Engineer working full-time as an engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL.)

In November, she qualified to participate in the 3,000 mile non-stop Race Across AMerica - RAAM. She will start in Oceanside, Calif.,

Spaghetti For Everyone 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday!

on January 9, 2013 - 9:52am


The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos High School Swim Team's Annual Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner.

The dinner is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Tickets are $5 a person - children 8 & under are $3/plate. The dinner includes spaghetti (both a meat sauce and a non-meat sauce will be available), salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any high school swimmer or at the door.


YMCA Offering Endurance Training for Cyclists

on January 9, 2013 - 9:39am


Are you looking for some training guidance for an upcoming cycling event or do you just want to work on your own cycling endurance?   

The Family YMCA is offering an Endurance Training for Cyclists Class. Each class will have a 2-hour riding component and a 1/2 hour of core conditioning. 

In addition, the following topics will be discussed: 

  • Proper bike fit;
  • Clothing and equipment;
  • Nutrition and hydration,
  • Aches and pains-preventing them and what to do if you have them;
  • Weekly training recommendations; and
  • How to design your own training plan.

Classes begin Jan.

PEEC: Learn About Conservation Canines Jan. 17

on January 9, 2013 - 9:13am

PEEC News:

The community is invited to PEEC to hear a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 about restoration work in the Jemez Mountains.

Anne Bradley, Forest Conservation Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will give the talk about the Conservancy’s current projects in the area, which include the Conservation Canines.

The Nature Conservancy has recently partnered with several organizations to provide information about climate change and tools to aid in forest conservation and restoration. 

One of the most interesting collaborations is the study of the rare and

'Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band' Kicks Off Saturday with The Nomads

on January 9, 2013 - 8:57am


The exciting new "Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band" event kicks off Saturday with local favorite The Nomads.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home!