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Governor's Chief of Staff Addresses LANL Consortium

on April 20, 2013 - 8:18am
From left, Chief of Staff Keith Gardner, Consortium President Floyd Archuleta, Consortium Secretary/Treasurer Liddie Martinez, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Rep. Carl Trujillo and Robert Hollen. Courtesy Photo
RDC News
Wednesday April 17, Keith Gardner, Chief of Staff to Gov. Susana Martinez addressed the Consortium of Major LANL Subcontractors, an organization made up of LANL’s 33 largest subcontractors.

PEEC Earth Day Series: Co-op Market Adds Recycling Opportunities

on April 20, 2013 - 8:14am

Terracycle bins at the Los Alamos Co-op were painted by Marshall Jansen. Courtesy Photo

Co-op Market Adds Recycling Opportunities

For those in the community who hate throwing away cottage cheese and other plastic tubs and chip bags, the Co-op has good news.

Here's a brief summary of the expanded world of recycling; further details are available on a slip of paper at the Co-op - just ask at the register.

Terracycle bins (two outside the store): all dairy tubs, with their lids; hummus containers; energy bar wrappers; chip bags; cereal box liners; Bear Naked packaging.

Glass recycling:


The Cone Zone: Week of April 22

on April 20, 2013 - 8:06am


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2

On Monday, RMCI Inc. will begin trenching on Canyon Road between 9th Street and 15th Street. Motorists can expect flagging operations with minor delays during the day and two-way traffic in the evenings and weekends when work is not occurring.

Starting on Monday, Rim Road will be completely closed at Canyon to allow for the construction of a manhole.


Los Alamos Nukes Rugby Hosts Volcano Vista Today!

on April 20, 2013 - 8:05am
Los Alamos Rugby team in action. Courtesy Photo
Los Alamos Nukes Rugby (high school boys) are hosting Volcano Vista from Albuquerque 11 a.m. today (Saturday, April 20) at Sullivan Field.
Los Alamos Rookie Rugby is playing 9-11 a.m. on the next field. This is touch rugby for 5-13 year olds.
U-15 boys will play Sevens (a high paced quick version of rugby that has seven people on a side and seven minute halves) at 11 a.m. at Sullivan field. 
For anyone is interested in the game of rugby, this is a great opportunity to watch the action live. 

Karen Wray Fine Art Introduces New Artists at Opening Reception

on April 20, 2013 - 7:54am
Guests browse and mingle at the 'Living Things' opening reception Friday evening at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery on 15th Street near Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Owner and artist Karen Wray, center, talks with visitors and artists at Friday's 'Living Things' opening reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Business People Attend FAN 44

on April 20, 2013 - 7:47am
Chamber of Commerce members attend Fan 44 lunch meetings twice a month at restaurants throughout Los Alamos and White Rock as a way to meet and network with other members. One FAN 44 group met at de Colores Restaurant Friday. From left, Seva Khalsa, (Khalsa Acupuncture) Galey Bland, (Rodan and Fields) and de Colores owner Joan Duran. Tom Wyant (Enchanted Trek) had just stepped away from the table. Photo by Katy Korkos/Chamber

LA Piecemakers Quilt Trunk Show April 23

on April 20, 2013 - 7:36am


The Art Study Group of the LA Piecemakers will be doing a trunk show of quilts the members have made at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the United Church. 

The group of about 10 quilters has been together for a number of years.

After taking a class together, they decided to form a group to continue to learn about art quilts. 

They meet on the second Sunday of each month at the White Rock library. They have worked together on a group art quilt challenge-Hot Flash that was shown at the Knoxville AQS show. 

They will also show some of their Farmer’s Market quilts,


Pet of the Week: Heath the Shepherd Mix

on April 20, 2013 - 7:33am


Heath is a 3-year-old male shepherd mix who is a very mellow gentleman.

He is a sweet boy with a beautiful chocolate coat with apricot markings.

Heath would be a fine family member with adults, gentle children and most other dogs.

He has very good leash manners and the volunteers love walking him. 

Heath is one of the Santa Fe Shelter pets transferred here to help with overcrowding.

Heath and other adoptable pets are available at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website at for information


Police Capture Surviving Suspect in Boston Marathon Bombings

on April 19, 2013 - 9:01pm

Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. Courtesy/FBI

Staff report

Police captured the 19-year-old suspected Boston Marathon bomber after a day-long manhunt that shut down the city of Boston and several suburbs and left one police officer dead.

Residents flooded into the streets cheered following the arrest of the Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev to celebrate the end to five days horrendous days since the bombs wounded more than 175 people and killed three.

Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in an overnight police chase and shootout.

Reports indicate that Tsarnaev was found

PEEC Earth Day Series: White Rock Community Garden Gets Underway

on April 19, 2013 - 8:00pm

Preliminary design for the White Rock Community Garden. Courtesy/PEEC

White Rock Community Garden Gets Underway

Amid the howling winds that constitute a sign of spring in Los Alamos, a White Rock Community Garden is making progress toward reality.

The original site for the garden has been overtaken by the new public library that will be built in the next few years. But the garden has a new location - on N.M. 4 between Time Out Pizza and the arroyo.  It's right across from the new Visitors’ Center parking lot, a much better site.

This one has everything we need, plus great

PEEC Earth Day Series: Pajarito Plateau Field Science Is Happening Right Outside Your Door!

on April 19, 2013 - 5:51pm
Mountain students doing field studies at Fenton Lake. Photo by Angelique Harshman
Pajarito Plateau Field Science Is Happening Right Outside Your Door!
By ANGELIQUE HARSHMAN, PEEC Education Programs Director

It’s that time of year again--time to get outside and explore the world of nature out our back door. Last fall, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) completed its Pajarito Plateau Field Science (PPFS) curriculum (funded by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the Albert I.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: April 19

on April 19, 2013 - 2:45pm

This week's preview sponsored by

Los Alamos Lacrosse is Hosting 1st Home Game of 2013 Season 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Dara Jones Field in White Rock
Come out and cheer as they face Santa Fe Prep

“Living Things” Exhibit Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery. Meet and see the work of artist, Becky Steritz. Celebrating with work that features plants and animals and everything coming back to life. Join us for a reception where you can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments and music.

Coro de Camara Concert - The American Sound 7-9 p.m.


LANL: Advancing the Art of Tuberculosis Detection

on April 19, 2013 - 2:42pm

LANL researcher Harshini Mukundan is exploring new ways to detect and diagnose tuberculosis. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New approach to finding a TB biomarker could provide earlier diagnosis

New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows promise for stemming the advance of tuberculosis (TB) by revealing how the bacterium interacts with its human hosts and thus providing a new pathway for early detection in patients.

A recent publication from the Los Alamos Biosensor Team describes the association of a key tuberculosis virulence factor, lipoarabinomannan (LAM) with human high-density

Local GOP Elects New Officers

on April 19, 2013 - 2:41pm

Newly elected Chairman Robert Gibson of the Los Alamos County Republican Party. Courtesy photo

New GOP Officers elected Thursday include from left, Lawry Mann - 2nd Vice Chair, Marion Pack - Secretary, Norma
Tech - Treasurer, Robert Gibson - Chairman and Bill McKerley - 1st Vice Chair. Courtesy photo

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos elected its 2013-2014 officers during its County Convention held Thursday evening at UNM-LA.

Robert Gibson was elected Chairman, Bill McCurley is 1st Vice Chair, Lawry Mann was elected 2nd Vice Chair, Marion Pack is the new Secretary and Norma

How The Hen House Turns: Happy Birthday DeeDee and Scooter - A Cautionary Tale

on April 19, 2013 - 2:32pm

How The Hen House Turns: Happy Birthday DeeDee and Scooter - A Cautionary Tale

By Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

DeeDee and Scooter are 13 years old this month. It’s hard to believe how fast those years have gone—years in which my granddaughters became fine young women, and the dogs grew creaky with arthritis.

Canine genes are so wonderfully creative, you’d think they would program dogs to live longer.

They produce all sizes, all kinds of faces, and many color combinations of various types of fur.

The dogs’ tameness gene package, inherited from wolves, has been found in foxes to be just as


Heinrich Seeks DOE Assurance for LANL Cleanup Funds

on April 19, 2013 - 12:58pm


The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing yesterday to consider the president's proposed budget for the Department of Energy for fiscal year 2014.

During that hearing, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., sought assurance from DOE’s Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Poneman that waste cleanup efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory would receive sufficient funding this year.

This is part of Heinrich’s ongoing effort to ensure all priority cleanup efforts at LANL stay on schedule.

On April 3, Senators Heinrich and Tom Udall

One Boston Marathon Suspect Dead, Brother on the Run

on April 19, 2013 - 12:50pm

Boston is on lockdown as Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, died overnight and his brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge is thought to be on the run in Watertown, Mass. Courtesy/FBI

Staff report

A search is underway for the second Boston Marathon suspect, following the fatal shooting of a MIT campus police officer Thursday night.

The suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombing were brothers from the Russian Caucasus who moved to Kazakhstan before coming to the United States several years ago, according to multiple news sources.

The dead brother is

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Visits LANL

on April 19, 2013 - 7:42am
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Rep. Carl Trujillo visit Los Alamos National Laboratory Monday. Courtesy photo
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Rep. Carl Trujillo chat with scientists during a visit Los Alamos National Laboratory Monday. Courtesy photo

Police DWI Checkpoints Underway

on April 19, 2013 - 7:28am

LAPD News:

Throughout the month of April and May, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints.

Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on the roadways and at checkpoints in the County of Los Alamos.



LAPS Releases Open Letter to the Community

on April 19, 2013 - 6:43am

LAPS News:

On April 17, 2013, the Los Alamos School Board formed a budget committee consisting of LAPS school staff, members from the community, School Board members, and representatives from the County government and LANL.

The committee was charged with the responsibility of building a proposed 2013-14 operational budget for the school district that will be presented at an upcoming public community meeting. 

In late May, the budget will go to the School Board for approval prior to submission to the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Building next year’s budget will present a


Firefighters Host Cub Scout Recruiting Events

on April 19, 2013 - 6:34am

BSA News:

The Boy Scouts of America is holding its annual Fire-Up for Scouting Cub Scout recruiting event at fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock next week at these locations:

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday,  April 23 at Station #3 in White Rock (129 N.M. 4.)
  • 6:30-8 p.m.Thursday, April 25 at Station #4 in Los Alamos (4401 Diamond Dr. across from the Golf Course.)

Boys who will graduate from K through 4th grades (5-10 years old) can register for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp.

Fire station firefighters will give the boys and family members tours of


School Board Announces Special Meeting

on April 19, 2013 - 6:28am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a Special School Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Pinon Elementary School.

Prior to the meeting, the School Board will meet in Executive Session to discuss litigation. The agenda for the Special School Board Meeting  includes the following:

  • Approval of Azazo Recycling Lease at L Wing
  • Adopt Math Curriculum for grades K-12

The Board has scheduled a Work Session for 6 p.m. following the Special School Board Meeting. The agenda will include:

  • Transportation Funding Update including potential budge timpact for 2013/2014

FBI Releases Photos of Two Men at Boston Marathon

on April 18, 2013 - 3:54pm


FBI News:

The FBI has released photos of two individuals of interest related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack.

Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate.

To Provide Tips in the Investigation:

If you have visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, submit them on

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Western States Sheriffs’ Association Nominates Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero For Sheriff of the Year

on April 18, 2013 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero

NMSA News:

ALBUQUERQUEThe New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association commends Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero for nomination of Sheriff of the Year from Western States Sheriffs’ Association.

Sheriff Lucero was nominated for Sheriff of the Year by his peers at the Western States Sheriffs’ Association at the annual spring conference in Las Vegas, Nev. in March.

"I am humbled by this honor," Lucero said. "I feel there are many more deserving sheriffs."

Western States Sheriffs’ Association is comprised from Sheriffs from 16 states.