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Los Alamos Gearing Up for Relay For Life

on August 7, 2013 - 8:03am


Young Guns Shooting Program Holds Raffles

on August 7, 2013 - 8:01am
Young Guns practice at the Los Alamos Sportsman's Club in Rendija Canyon. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Sportsman's Club Young Guns, the club's youth shooting development program, is holding two raffles to raise funds for their activities.

Young Guns was established three years ago by Mike O'Neill and Rex Crooks, and currently has 28 active male and female members, ages eight to 18. More than a dozen coaches work with the young shooters at their practices.

The Young Guns have won state level competitions for the last two years in trap, skeet, five-stand, and international

Game Warden Shares Bear Stories Aug. 20 at PEEC

on August 7, 2013 - 7:54am

Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

“Everyone has a bear story or at least has heard a bear story,” said Manny Overby, an instructor at the Advanced Training Bureau of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. “Often times these stories are of a brief sighting in the forest or perhaps a camping trip encounter. More and more these stories consist of bears in our neighborhoods, our backyards or digging through our trash.”

Overby will share his stories of handling hundreds of bears in New Mexico and speak about what to do if encountered by a bear in a presentation at 7 p.m., Aug.

Letter to the Editor: UNM-LA a Great Resource for Seniors

on August 7, 2013 - 7:42am
UNM-LA a Great Resource for Seniors
By Colleen Hanlon
Los Alamos

I am a believer in the value of education. I am going to support the upcoming UNM-Los Alamos mil-levy, and I have been encouraging the people I meet to join me in this effort.

Why do I support the mil-levy increase for UNM-LA, and how have I benefited directly from UNM-LA?

About six years ago I registered (at the $5 Senior Rate) to audit a class in Native American Film Studies. I was a little timid about who my classmates would be, and how they would feel about an almost 70 year old in their class.

Well, it was a memorable

Public Invited to Tour Little Forest Greenhouses

on August 7, 2013 - 7:35am


Los Alamos High School Volleyball Gears Up

on August 7, 2013 - 7:30am

LAHS News:

Volleyball Open Gym will be held 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Griffith Gym during the week.

Tryout paperwork may be submitted 5:15–5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7.

 Los Alamos High School Girls’ Volleyball Program tryouts for the Fall 2013 Season will be 5-8 p.m., Aug. 12 in Griffith Gym.

Tryouts are open to any girl entering grades 9-12 and parents are welcome to stay and watch. All necessary paperwork will be required prior to participation and may be turned in during open gym Aug. 7 or on the first day of tryouts Aug. 12. 

For more information, contact Head Coach Robin Reynolds at (505)


Reconciliation Ceremony Marks Anniversary of Hiroshima

on August 6, 2013 - 6:35pm

Los Alamos students participate in today's Peace Ceremony at Fuller Lodge Art Center marking the anniversary of Hiroshima. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Students were asked to turn out and look at the adults as part of today's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Students joined adults at a reconciliation ceremony and reception at Fuller Lodge Art Center commemorating today's anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan.

The Peace’s New Century Project is a collaboration between Betsie Miller-Kusz of the Jemez Valley and Masaru

Update To Accident on Main Hill Road

on August 6, 2013 - 3:50pm

Photo by Katy Korkos

UPDATE: This morning's accident near East Gate on the Main Hill Road took about 25 minutes to clear. Minor injuries were reported but no one was transported to the hospital. Citations are pending further investigation.


An accident with minor injuries has brought traffic to a standstill on the Main Hill Road this morning.

Check back for more details as they become available.

DPU CRC Seeks Public Feedback Aug. 12

on August 6, 2013 - 3:01pm


At its next meeting Monday, Aug. 12, the Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee will present an overview of its findings regarding possible charter language changes or other recommendations to the public and then open the floor to public comment.

The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the new Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.


Shelter Holding Mobile Adoption at County Fair

on August 6, 2013 - 2:24pm


Adopt a dog or cat at the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter Mobile Adoption 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 near the Community Building at Ashley Pond.

Brighten your life and theirs! 

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Adoption as part of the County Fair. Stop by the tent to see some terrific dogs who are really hoping to find a home. 

There will also be posters of adoptable feline friends on display. If you fall in love with their photo, they would love to meet you in person at the shelter.

Funnel Cloud Spotted Over Los Alamos Monday

on August 6, 2013 - 9:45am
This funnel cloud was about twice as long when first spotted but started retracting before the photo could be taken from West Jemez Road across from the entrance to Technical Area 16 Monday evening. Photo by Karl Maness

Local Firefighters Train in High Angle Rescue

on August 6, 2013 - 9:30am

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Firefighters with the Los Alamos Fire Department spent several hours Monday training with experts from a private Arizona company in advanced high angle rescue.

The training was conducted in White Rock Canyon. High angle rescue operations involve unique hazards and require special training and equipment to be able to perform them safely. Rope rescue operations are frequently defined in terms of the type and steepness of the terrain they are to be performed in.

The steeper the ground, the more

NNSA Conducts International Radiological Response Training in Vienna

on August 6, 2013 - 9:08am
NNSA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Incident and Emergency Center (IEC), last week conducted an International Radiological Assistance Program Training for Emergency Response Advanced (I-RAPTER A) training course at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
The I-RAPTER A course provided incident commanders and second line responders training to address significant detailed response measures associated with a response to a nuclear and/or radiological incident or event.

Letter to the Editor: We Are Using Too Many Pencils

on August 6, 2013 - 9:03am
We Are Using Too Many Pencils
Third grader at Aspen Elementary School

How many pencils do we use in each school and how many pencils do we need? 

On this year’s school supply list, third graders were asked to bring 48 pencils. Is that too much? I think so! 

I think we could each use just two pencils and sharpen them when they get dull. I wonder, how many trees can be saved if each student would bring only two pencils to school rather than 48.

You can make about 300,000 pencils out of one tree.

Food on the Hill: Steamed Mahi Mahi with Coriander-Sage Butter

on August 6, 2013 - 8:53am
This week's recipe:
Steamed Mahi Mahi with Coriander-Sage Butter


Photo by Sue York/


Steamed Mahi Mahi with Coriander-Sage Butter
Parchment paper
3 filets of Mahi Mahi
2 lemons sliced thin
1 hand full of vegetables per filet (I used green and yellow sunshine squash, yellow pepper, green onion, small carrots- you can use any veggie you like)
Any fish seasoning
Salt and pepper

Butter (make ahead of time)

1 stick non-salted butter
1 1/2 Tablespoon coriander seeds
2 tablespoon dry white wine
1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
4 large

Standing Water and Mud Disrupt Work on 15th Street

on August 6, 2013 - 8:09am

Monday's heavy rain made a muddy mess at the 15th Street road construction site in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Crew cleans up mud and standing water Monday at 15th Street road constuction site. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scribble Works Reviews: 'Pacific Rim'

on August 6, 2013 - 8:04am

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri
Scribble Works Reviews

Pacific Rim: The Best Game of the Year

Guillermo del Toro, famous for his critically acclaimed contributions to Mexican cinema (Pan’s Labyrinth) and infamous for down and dirty action like Hellboy and Blade II, returns to the action arena with Pacific Rim, which we award an Alpha.

The story follows the pilots of giant war machines as they battle to overcome an alien threat from beneath the Pacific Ocean. Make no mistake, watching Pacific Rim will not change the way you think.

YMCA Engages Children During Critical Hours

on August 6, 2013 - 8:00am
Kids and staff give the thumbs up to YMCA after-school program. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

During the school year, 15.1 million U.S. children are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization.

These findings are based on their “After 3 p.m. Survey.” Specifically, the results show that in New Mexico 22 percent of K-12 youth are left alone giving them the responsibility of caring for themselves.

After-school programs allow parents to ensure that their child’s well-being is monitored, said Janine Morales, Los Alamos


Column: Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

on August 6, 2013 - 7:50am

Fitness Column
Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system.

Myelin, a lipoprotein that provides a protective cover for the nerves, is destroyed, leading to a disruption of nerve function. This disruption causes numerous symptoms including muscle weakness, tingling or numbness, stiffness, awkward movements, loss of coordination, poor balance, and affected gait.

Cowboy Dinner and Dance Saturday

on August 6, 2013 - 7:47am

Aquatomics Swimmers Win State Titles

on August 6, 2013 - 7:45am
Aquatomics swimmers. Courtesy photo


With Head Coach John Murphy at the helm, Los Alamos Aquatomics swimmers brought home several State Championship titles from both the 11 & Over Long Course State Championships July 25-28 in Las Cruces and the 10 & Under State Championships July 20-21 in Farmington.

Alex Jaegers with his award. Courtesy photo

Alex Jaegers earned three State Titles, with first place finishes in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 400 Free events. Jaegers also earned the Second Place High Point Award for boys 13-14 for his overall meet performance.

Alana Goodwin's


Indian Cultural Night Focuses on Krishna

on August 6, 2013 - 7:34am

Column: Vitamin C and the Skin

on August 6, 2013 - 12:32am
Skincare Column
Vitamin C and the Skin

Topical vitamin C is effective in preventing skin damage and treating compromised skin.

The antioxidant is essential for healthy skin, but is not produced by the human body. For this reason, skin care regimens must be supplemented with topical vitamin C products. However, just because a product label lists vitamin C as an ingredient doesn’t mean it contains it in a bio-available form.

In fact, L-ascorbic acid is the only form of vitamin C that’s effectively assimilated into the body topically and orally.

Massive Rainshower Forms River in White Rock

on August 5, 2013 - 10:20pm

Rain pouring down during today's severe storm formed a river in White Rock now dubbed the 'Rio del Buey.' Photo by Katy Korkos

Photo by Katy Korkos

White Rock's Fierce Rainstorm Topples Tall Tree

on August 5, 2013 - 10:06pm
Amid flash flood warnings from the weather service throughout the day, this evening's fierce rainstorm toppled a large Spruce tree growing at a residence on Garver Lane in White Rock. Photo by Greg Hanson