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White Rock's Artist & Artisans Market Set for Sunday

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Los Alamos Creative District will host its second outdoor Artist & Artisans Market 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 in the outdoor space at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Stop by to help support the efforts of local artists Jennifer Moss, Therese Lynston, Debra Steinman and several others. 

This is a start-up market and there is room for more artists and artisans. Call Melanie at 505-661-4807, for more information.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a New Mexico Arts and Cultural District.

 

Police Track Down Suspected Paint Vandal

on August 25, 2012 - 11:14am

A worker removes paint after police on Friday tracked down a teenage boy suspected of throwing a paint balloon against the back wall of the Los Alamos Motor Vehicle Division Office, 997 Central Ave. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Fresh paint is splattered in a parking stall near the vehicle believed to be used by the suspected vandal. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

A police cruiser blocks the car allegedly used by the suspected vandal. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Two bottles of paint and a skate board were visible inside the car allegedly used by the suspect.
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Officials Break Ground on Golf Course Community Building

on August 25, 2012 - 10:58am

Breaking ground at a ceremony Friday morning for the new Golf Course Community Building at the Los Alamos County Golf Course are from left, contractor Cameron Cheney, project architect Ross Small, County Council Vice Chair Geoff Rodgers, citizen Jason Rodgers, project sponsor Dennis McCloskey, Councilor Fran Berting, Councilor David Izraelevitz, former Councilor Mike Wheeler, golf pro Donnie Torres, golf champion Evie Griggs and Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  

A crowd gathers at the golf course Friday for the groundbreaking

'The Scale of Justice' Dedication Held Thursday

on August 25, 2012 - 10:57am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday's dedication of Williams' "The Scale of Justice" sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the "The Scale of Justice" dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area who attended Thursday's ceremony.
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OBITUARY: JOSEPHINE WILLERTON June 7, 1921-Aug. 17, 2012

on August 25, 2012 - 10:56am

Josephine Willerton, 91, of Los Alamos, N.M. (long-time Borger, Texas resident), died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. She was recently a resident at Aspen Ridge Lodge.

Josephine Louise Hill was born June 7, 1921, in Cherryvale, KS, to Harold and Grace Hill. She met her future husband, W. R. “Mike” Willerton while attending Ponca City Junior College in Ponca City, Okla.

They married June 1, 1942, the day of her graduation from Oklahoma A&M College. While her husband served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, she worked in a lab for Continental Oil, developing airplane fuels.

Fuller Lodge Art Center: Susannah Smith Travels in Egypt

on August 25, 2012 - 9:04am

Susannah Smith poses next to her favorite piece in the show underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center titled "Look up! Temple at Dendera."  Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com 

Staff report

Fuller Lodge Art Center describes the themes of its show "Tri, Tri and Tri Again" this way:

  • There are three primary colors and three states of matter.
  • Space has three dimensions and we divide time into the past, present and future.
  • For stools and cycles, three represents stability. What will you do with threes?

Susannah Smith's photos from her travels in Egypt are on display in the Art Center's portal

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W.O.L.F. Comes to PEEC

on August 24, 2012 - 11:55pm

Photo by Elke Duerr

PEEC News:

Elke Duerr of the Web of Life Foundation comes to PEEC for an interactive presentation about wolves in the southwest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

This presentation will be suitable for all ages, and will include hands-on activities and documentary film footage. The talk is free and open to the public.

Duerr will provide facts about wolves in New Mexico, and hands-on experiences from her “Wolf Trunk.”

The audience will be able to see wolf tracks and fur, and learn about how researchers radio collar a wolf to track its movements.

Participants will be

Candia Has a Perfect Prediction

on August 24, 2012 - 11:20pm
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB News:
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Roxana Candia was perfect in her prediction/finish of 23.30 and was also the fastest female on the 3 mile course, which was held in the La Senda area of White Rock.
 
Ted Romero was the top male runner in the 3 mile race at 19:47 and had an excellent prediction of 8 seconds off.
 
Other noted predictors were: Matt Fair at 9 seconds off; Steve Shook with a 12 second differential; Katie Gattiker at 26 seconds off; and Tom Sandford recording a 33 second delta.
 
On the 1 mile course Sue Kinkead was the top female finisher at 10:28 and

Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich Campaigns in Los Alamos

on August 24, 2012 - 2:51pm

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich meets with a consortium of major Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontractors at UNM- Los Alamos Thursday. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich lunches on a green chile cheeseburger at Chile Works in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Local Democrat Kyle Wheeler chats with U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market Thursday. Photo by Robyn McCool Schultz

Ruby K's Hosts FAN44 Networking Event

on August 24, 2012 - 2:42pm

From left, Executive Director Heather McClenahan of the Los Alamos Historical Society, Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill of the Department of Public Utilities and board member Bill Wadt of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation enjoy lunch and conversation at Ruby K's today as part of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN44 business networking event. For more information or to sign up for FAN44, contact Katy Korkos at 661-4816 or fan44@losalamos.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Is It Really Cheating If You Don't Get Caught?

on August 24, 2012 - 11:17am

Column: On the Mesa Facing North by Greg Kendall

Today, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel in his fight to clear his name in the ongoing Tour De France doping scandals.  Armstrong issued a statement that has been published in an earlier Los Alamos Daily Post story (see link below.)

In his statement, Armstrong discusses how "enough is enough" after dealing with claims that he cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning his seven Tours since 1999.

As I read through his statement, I kept looking for one sentence from Armstrong, "I never used performance enhancing drugs to help me win."

Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday to Submit Letters of Interest for Vacancy on Los Alamos County Council

on August 24, 2012 - 10:18am

COUNTY News:

So far two letters of interest have been submitted to the County Administrator's Office with regard to the open vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received in the County Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The County Administrator's Office is at 133 Central Park Square.

To qualify for consideration, an applicant must be a resident and registered voter of Los Alamos County and not be employed by the County.

The letter of interest should explain the person's background, experience

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Will the Metric System Make a Comeback?

on August 24, 2012 - 10:18am

One of eight proposed logos under consideration by Linda Anderman. Courtesy

METRIC SYSTEM News:

Los Alamos resident Linda Anderman has an ambitious plan: to produce an independent documentary about what happened to the metric system in the United States.

"As a product of the 1950s, I was taught that the metric system was an eventuality, but as a child, it didn't really occur to me that it never came to pass," Anderman said.

A discussion with a colleague near the end of last year prompted her to do some research about what had happened in the intervening years.  

"As a writer, I'm

USADA May Strip Armstrong of Tour De France Titles

on August 24, 2012 - 9:48am

Lance Armstrong. Courtesy/LAFP

Staff report

Lance Armstrong is finally throwing in the towel and doing so could cost him his seven Tour de France titles as soon today.

Armstrong has chosen not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

That was the final option available to him in his bitter fight with USADA. His decision sets the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.

USADA's Chief Executive Travis Tygart announced that Armstrong would lose the titles as soon

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OBITUARY: CAROL ANN HANSON Jan. 4, 1943-Aug. 7, 2012

on August 24, 2012 - 8:46am

Carol Ann Hanson. Courtesy/Hanson Family

Carol Ann Hanson passed away unexpectedly Aug. 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 69.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Julia and John Koenig, the first of four children.

Carol attended California State College at Northridge and UCLA, where she graduated with a degree in teaching English as a second language.

She was awarded a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she met her husband David Hanson while working in the Physics Department.

They were married in Cove,

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County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

on August 24, 2012 - 7:11am

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy." Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works in other media.

ChemCam Laser First Analyses Yield Beautiful Results

on August 24, 2012 - 7:09am

This photo mosaic shows the scour mark, dubbed Goulburn, left by the thrusters on the sky crane that helped lower NASA's Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. It is located 16 to 20 feet (5 to 6 meters) to the left of the rover's landing position. The sky crane appears to have uncovered an outcrop of loosely consolidated rocks during the rover's landing. The mosaic consists of six images from the remote micro-imager (RMI) on the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, shown around an image from the Mast Camera for context.

Hannemann Music Celebrates Five Years in Business

on August 24, 2012 - 7:01am

 

Richard Hannemann. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

This September, Hannemann Music celebrates its 5th anniversary, carrying on the long tradition of home-based music stores in Los Alamos.

Owner Richard Hannemann is a professional musician who plays the guitar, mandolin and clarinet.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1969 and gained his core musical knowledge through the Los Alamos Public Schools music program.

“I have a great deal of respect for the music program," Hannemann said.

Case Study: How Standards Can Make U.S. More Secure

on August 24, 2012 - 7:00am

NIST News:

Courtesy/NIST

By Erik Puskar

Before 9/11, most radiation detectors were designed for use in laboratories. After 9/11, the new Office of Homeland Security, which became the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), needed to plan for the possibility that terrorists would try to smuggle "dirty bomb" components into the country.

Consequently the first responder community needs radiation detectors that are accurate, reliable, rugged, and easy to use.

DHS needed to develop and deploy rugged detector equipment that non-specialists and first responders could use easily to scan massive

Luján Announces $600,000 in Drug-Free Communities Grants

on August 23, 2012 - 3:20pm

US REPRESENTATIVE BEN RAY LUJAN News

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that five organizations in Northern New Mexico are receiving more than $600,000 through grants from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. 

The DFC program, which is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is designed to support community coalitions as they mobilize individuals and organizations to reduce youth substance abuse. 

Coalitions are composed of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, health care

Public Scoping Underway for Bandelier Transportation Plan

on August 23, 2012 - 1:43pm

Bandelier NP News:

The National Park Service has initiated the process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions at Bandelier National Monument.

Over three decades, a number of studies and workshops have documented transportation and congestion management challenges at Bandelier National Monument, including traffic congestion at the park entrance and a lack of adequate parking in Frijoles Canyon.

Recent fires and flooding have reduced available parking in Frijoles Canyon, creating more challenges to transportation at the park.

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The Charter Review Committee ... How it All Got Started

on August 23, 2012 - 12:17pm
Column by Mike Wismer
County Councilor

With the election on the horizon, most are aware of the fact that there will be four questions on the ballot that relate to potential changes to the Charter for the County of Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Specifically, the questions for consideration for the November 2012 election deal with the provisions for Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 

I believe it would be helpful to provide a little background on why the Charter Review Committee was formed and outline exactly what the Council tasked the Committee to do. 

In 2009, amid an environment where a variety of

United Church Undergoing $2.4 Million Renovation

on August 23, 2012 - 11:41am

A tall crane is on the job for the major renovation project underway at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Photo by David Elton

UNITED CHURCH News:

The United Church of Los Alamos is under construction. The $2.4 million renovation project includes most of the campus, including the Christian Education Building, Sanctuary, Thrift Shop and parking lots at 2525 Canyon Road. 

An elevator and atrium are being installed in the Christian Education Building.

The church had a successful fund raising campaign earlier this year that has allowed it to proceed with this major project.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

on August 23, 2012 - 11:28am

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required
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Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott

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