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Veterans to Work on Movie and TV Productions

on August 3, 2013 - 8:43am

Gov. Susana Martinez


ALBUQUERQUE - Gov. Susana Martinez announced the formation of a pilot program to put military veterans to work on movie and TV productions in New Mexico.

The veterans movie production pilot program is a multi-state agency partnership, which aims to increase the hiring and training of military veterans for productions by movie studios and television production companies in New Mexico.

Martinez announced the new program, “Operation: Soundstage,” Aug.


UNM-LA Special Election Town Hall Wednesday

on August 3, 2013 - 8:34am

UNM-LA News:

The staff and faculty of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), invite the community to attend a Town Hall meeting 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the White Rock Baptist Church sanctuary, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The Town Hall meeting will give the community an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming special election being put before the voters Sept. 17.

The meeting will start with a brief presentation by UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Cynthia Rooney, highlighting the reasons why passage of the mil levy is critical to UNM-LA.

A Town Hall question and answer

Letter to the Editor: Brief Response to 'Weak Correlation Between CO2 and Temperature ...'

on August 3, 2013 - 8:28am
By Stephen Price and Charles Keller
Los Alamos
We have responded briefly to the writer’s comments, which are in quotes, and written additional comments of our own. We are happy to provide scientific journal citations to support any of our statements made below.

“A weak short-term correlation between CO2 and temperature proves nothing about causation. Proponents of the notion that increases in the air's CO2 content lead to global warming point to the past century's weak correlation between atmospheric CO2 concentration and global air temperature as proof of their contention.”

Actually they

Revised Completion for Ashley Pond is November

on August 3, 2013 - 8:26am
The waterfall stairs and landing have been formed and concrete will soon be poured at Ashley Pond. Photo by Leland Lehman/
The new pond liner has been installed at Ashey Pond. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Work continues on improvements to Ashley Pond Park.

The area around Ashley Pond has been fine graded and the pond liner (30 mil geomembrane) has been installed. The contractor is completing the shotcrete process and placement of cobble stone over the pond liner around the perimeter of the pond.

The waterfall stairs and landing have been formed


Archerd Eli Youngblood April 25, 1926–July 31, 2013

on August 3, 2013 - 8:17am

ARCHERD ELI YOUNGBLOOD April 25, 1926–July 31, 2013

Archerd Eli Youngblood, 87, a resident of Los Alamos and formerly of Palmer Township and Hellertown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. Archerd was born April 25, 1926, in Evansville, Ind., and was the son of the late Leland Masters Youngblood and Nina Archerd.

On Sept. 10, 2009, Archerd and his late wife Atea Greco Youngblood celebrated 60 years of marriage. After his wife passed away, he moved to Los Alamos where he met his second wife, Marjorie Orth, whom he married Sept.


Gulfstream G550 Jets Land at Los Alamos Airport

on August 2, 2013 - 11:45pm

These two Gulfstream G550 jets were spotted parked at Los Alamos County Airport most of the day Friday and taking off around 5:15 p.m. Both planes are registered to Chevron USA. Photo by Jeff Humpton

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Jeff Humpton

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/



Iris Sale and Auction Saturday

on August 2, 2013 - 10:28pm

SFIS News:

The Santa Fe Iris Society will hold its annual Iris Sale 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the DeVargas Mall (N. Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta) in Santa Fe (inside between the movie theater and the fountain.)

At 10:30 a.m., there will be an Iris Auction with newer irises (introduced in 2011.) All the irises are grown by the members of the Santa Fe Iris Society so they do well in Northern New Mexico.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Aug. 2

on August 2, 2013 - 7:24am

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Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents Guy Forsyth 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union

Summer Art Camp Showcase Reception 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Fuller Lodge Art Center
A celebration of the art work created during the Best Six Weeks of Summer Art Camp 2013.

Plein Air with Monika Kaden  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Acrylic PLAIN AIR Workshop   We don’t need to be somewhere far away or exotic, we’re having everything in walking distance in front of us: the very unique Los Alamos landscape.


Laboratory Retiree Group Meets Tuesday

on August 2, 2013 - 7:14am

LRG News:

The Laboratory Retiree Group’s first Tuesday monthly get together is at a new time and place.

The group will meet 8-10 a.m. at the Coffee Booth across from Smith’s in Mari Mac Plaza.

The Laboratory Retiree Group is a 501 (c)(4) organization of LANL retirees. For more information, click here.

Governor Issues State of Emergency Due to Storms and Flooding

on August 2, 2013 - 6:58am

Gov. Susana Martinez


SANTA FE - Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order declaring an emergency throughout New Mexico due to the severe storms and flooding across the state in July. 

Executive Order 2013-029 was signed by the Governor July 30 and the state of emergency will continue until the day the Governor’s authorized representative determines the end of the emergency period.

The Governor has directed the Department of Finance and Administration to make available emergency financial resources in an amount not to exceed $500,000 to the Department of Homeland

Solo Traveler: Guides

on August 2, 2013 - 6:54am
Solo Traveler: Guides

In most areas of the world, tour companies provide both a good driver and a tour guide for each busload of passengers.

While most of the drivers are excellent, the tour guides can be great, mediocre or just plain charlatans.

I went on a tour in 1985 from Delhi to the Taj Mahal. The guide was a young lady who spoke heavily accented English, very fast. I had read several books to get an idea what we would be seeing and knew a lot about the history of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

Hive Holds Second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition

on August 2, 2013 - 6:46am

Victor Popa-Simil, left, with 'Little Jimmy' takes on Allan Saenz with 'El Matador' last month at the Hive's first Mini-Sumo Robot Competition.  Photo by Leland Lehman/

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Contest rules are available at Robots may be purchased or built by the contestant. The Competition is open to all mini-sumos that meet the size and weight limits.

“We had seven entries in our first competition and hope to have even more for

Child Support Amnesty/Bench Warrant Program Announced

on August 2, 2013 - 6:40am

Gov. Susana Martinez


SANTA FEGov. Susana Martinez has proclaimed August 2013 Child Support Awareness Month to salute all New Mexico parents who support their children and to encourage all New Mexicans to work together to foster a better understanding of the importance of fulfilling financial responsibilities to New Mexico children.

“New Mexico’s children deserve to have the support of both parents, emotionally and financially,” Martinez said.


Peace's New Century Project Opens in Two Locations

on August 2, 2013 - 6:29am
Image from Peace's New Century Project by Masaru Tanaka and Betsie Miler-Kusz. Courtesy photo

FLAC News:

The Peace’s New Century Project will be exhibited in two locations during early August.

At Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, the exhibit is Aug. 5-10, with a reconciliation ceremony and reception Aug. 6. The ceremony is 4 p.m. followed by a 5-7 p.m. reception. At the Jemez Fine Art Gallery, 17346 N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs, the exhibit is Aug. 2-8, with a 1-4 p.m. reception Aug. 4.

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


How the Hen House Turns: Strolling Coyote, Poncho and Raccoons

on August 2, 2013 - 6:17am
How the Hen House Turns
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

Strolling Coyote, Poncho and Raccoons

The coyotes are back in Walnut Canyon, far off somewhere. Or it could be Pueblo Canyon that reverberates with their cascading chorus of high yips at 3-5 a.m. every day this week.

Their concert reminds me of the days in the '70s when a singular coyote haunted our neighborhood with his tortured sopranino yodeling

One day Strolling Coyote came by, the one who sang as if being strangled, who also made a habit of moving along the back fence, setting all the neighborhood dogs to barking

Firefighters Douse Blaze Near TA-54

on August 1, 2013 - 4:38pm

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that a fire broke out a short time ago in the area near TA-54 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

"We're checking on the cause, which may have been a squirrel because it broke out near the powerlines," Grider said. "The fire is completely out now."

Grider described the fire as burning an area about 5 feet wide by 60 feet long.

TA-54 was not affected.


Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos Sentenced in Abuse of Infant Son Case

on August 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
Tyrell Abney in June 2012 at court in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

District Court Judge Sheri A. Raphaelson sentenced Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos to a three year sentence with three years suspended and three years supervised probation Wednesday during a plea hearing at the Justice Center in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos police detectives charged then 18-year-old Abney in May 2012 with child abuse in the first degree against his infant son.

Abney relinquished all parental rights to his son, Riley Bernard Abney, now 17 months old,

LANL Announces Express Licensing Program

on August 1, 2013 - 12:11pm

The following sequence shows the formation of nanoFOAM technology developed at LANL. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Streamlined procedure speeds business access to new technology

With the launch of a new "Express Licensing” program, access to innovative technology invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has gotten easier.

The new licensing alternative was announced today by David Pesiri, director of LANL’s Technology Transfer Division.

“The Express License program offers an additional licensing reso= urce for local entrepreneurs as well as national collaborators,” Pesiri said.

Reward Offered for Information on Truck Vandalism

on August 1, 2013 - 8:10am

James Chrobocinski of Zia Realty Group is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for damaging his truck with graffiti while parked on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Contact Chrobocinski at or the Los Alamos Police Department at 505-662-8222. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Guy Forsyth Plays Summer Concert Friday

on August 1, 2013 - 7:51am

Guy Forsyth


One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show.

This cat and his band are terrific. They play 7-10 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge for you, your family and friends, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union* LA Schools Credit Union* Zia Credit Union Night.

Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail”. It is a message for us and his new born daughter.

Udall: Time to Reform ‘Broken’ Chemical Safety Law

on August 1, 2013 - 7:33am

  • Senate should build on bipartisan agreement and pass law to protect Americans from dangerous chemicals


WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udal, D-N.M., urged his colleagues to work together to pass major bipartisan legislation to protect Americans from toxic chemicals.


Udall, who chairs the EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, has been leading a bipartisan effort with Senator David Vitter (R-La.) to update and replace the federal government's much-criticized

Is Bandelier the 8th Wonder of the World?

on August 1, 2013 - 7:25am

VirtualTourist News:

Voting is now open at VirtualTourist for the favorite 8th wonder of the World and Bandelier National Monument is on the list of possiblities.

Voting is open June 3 through Sept. 30. Vote here.

Los Alamos Tennis Club Tournament Results

on August 1, 2013 - 7:11am

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Tennis Club held its annual tournament last weekend and at least 40 players participated in the event.

The results of the event are as follows:

  • John Park beat Bob Tonelli 6-1, 6-1 in the men's A singles final. Park is a prior champion from a few years ago.
  • Gilbert Ratliff and John Charles won over students Forrest White and George Margevicius in the A men's doubles final 6-4, 6-3.
  • In the B doubles, sisters Gillian and Sidra Hsieh Ratliff edged Joel Williams and Gordon Medford 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
  • Jeena Kim beat Debi Croney in the women's singles final 6-2, 6-1. Kim also

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Weak Correlation Between CO2 and Temperature' ...

on August 1, 2013 - 6:53am
Response to “Weak Correlation Between CO2 and Temperature Proves Nothing About Causation” by J.G. Beery from Los Alamos.
By Liviu Popa-Simil

I have to disagree in part with the author, because it presents just a part of the problem.

The CO2 and all the green house effects are based on the relationship between transmission absorption coefficients of the gases in the day light spectrum (light coming from sun) and night spectrum (light emitted by the Earth, mainly in IR), and has a logarithmic variation with partial pressure (concentration) of a gas or composite particles.

The good news observed by


Construction Continues on 15th Street Project

on August 1, 2013 - 6:26am
Construction on 15th Street continues between Oakwood and Myrtle. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Workers talk over the next step in 15th Street construction project. Photo by Leland Lehman/