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Santa Fe Woman Cited In Totavi Rollover

on July 29, 2013 - 11:28am

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that Theresa Ferraro, 54, of Santa Fe was charged with careless driving in Sunday's single car rollover at Totavi. Ferraro struck a center barrier. She hurt her wrist, according to the Sheriff's Office, and was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 17–JuLy 24, 2013

on July 29, 2013 - 11:18am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.



July 17 at 10:47 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Deschamp, 29, of Los Alamos on Questa and charged him with DUI.

July 18 at 11:36 a.m. / A 42-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was assaulted and the victim of attempted battery on Sherwood Boulevard.

July 18 at 11:36 a.m.

Governor Attends LANL's 70th Anniversary Family Day

on July 29, 2013 - 10:52am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan introduces New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez who spoke at Saturday's 70th anniversary celebration for Lab employees, families, alumni and retirees. The event included a picnic, family activities and visits to Lab facilities. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Dignitaries at Saturday's event included Rep. Stephanie Garci Richard, center, and Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, second from right. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/


LANL's Tree Mortality Research Area Part of Saturday Tours

on July 29, 2013 - 10:27am

The 70th anniversary celebration held Saturday for Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, families, alumni and retirees included tours of the Laboratory's tree mortality research area. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/


LANL Family Day Included Tour of Bio Fuel Lab

on July 29, 2013 - 10:21am

A tour of the new biofuel laboratory was part of Saturday's 70th anniversary celebration for Los Alamos National Laboratory employees, families, alumni and retirees. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe' Stars 24 Local Youth Aug. 2-3

on July 29, 2013 - 10:05am

Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy and Cameron Haag, 10, as Tumnus. Photo by Tara Key

Filippo Delzanno, 10, as Edmund; Elise Chavez, 9, as Lucy; Lidia Appell, 10, as Susan and Ryan Rushton, 9, as Peter. Photo by Cindy Richard


"The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe stars 24 local youth who have been rehearsing for the stage play this summer at White Rock Baptist Church.

The production is an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," and the actors range from 6 to 18 years old. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Saturday. Aug.

Eagle Scout Project Removes Radio Tower at Bandelier National Monument

on July 29, 2013 - 9:31am

Scouts disassembling radio tower for recycling. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
On a recent Saturday morning, members of Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 22 removed a radio tower on the mesa top along N.M. 4 near the Bandelier National Monument entrance.
Due to improvements in the Bandelier radio system, the antenna had become obsolete, and was one more 21st-century object that no longer had to clutter up the scenery.

Yang: Targeted Learning, Meandering Learning...

on July 29, 2013 - 9:06am
Targeted Learning, Meandering Learning: Exploitation vs. Exploring Learning In Organizational Context

Exploration learning is associated with experiment, discovery, play, risk ... and long-term perspective. 

Exploitation learning is associated with refinement, efficiency, production, execution…and short-term perspective. An organization that fails to properly balance the allocation of resources between these two will eventually face some crises.

Letter to the Editor: Universal Car Seats and Pediatric Vision Plans

on July 29, 2013 - 9:04am

Universal Car Seats and Pediatric Vision Plans
By Lisa Shin
Los Alamos Optometrist

Imagine there is new law in the land. Everyone has to purchase an infant car seat. Already have one? Don't have kids? Don't have a car? Can't afford it? Sorry, you can't opt out of this one. The intent of the law was to provide a car seat for those who couldn't afford it. Law advocates feared that a child might get missed, if car seats were made optional.

There was a “collective gasp” at the possibility of parents having the choice to “opt-out” of this life-saving device.


Single Car Rollover In Totavi Sends Person to LAMC

on July 28, 2013 - 10:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Department crews responded to a single car rollover at about 4 p.m. today heading eastbound at Totavi. One person was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center. Details of this traffic accident including the cause of the rollover are unknown at this time. Check back for more details as they become available. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Bradbury Science Museum Set Aglow With New Exhibits

on July 28, 2013 - 12:14pm

Alan Bishop, principal associate director for science, technology and engineering at LANL, introduces two new exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum during Friday's grand opening event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey



Friday night may have featured overcast skies and rain showers but the gloomy weather did not dampen the atmosphere at the Bradbury Science Museum, which was set aglow by two new, innovative exhibits.

The displays touch on hot topics in the science world: alternative energy and nanotechnology.

Education is at Heart of Community’s Identity ... UNM-Los Alamos is Our College

on July 28, 2013 - 11:47am
At last year's candidate's forum, Michelle Hall discussed her desire to help steer UNM-LA through challenging times. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Education is at Heart of Community’s Identity ... UNM-Los Alamos is Our College
"I have not met more dedicated faculty and staff at any University than UNM-Los Alamos." -Michelle Hall
Los Alamos Daily Post

Michelle Hall recalled one thing that really impressed her about Los Alamos when she moved here in 2003 - the community's commitment to providing the highest quality education.

"The other thing that

Kiwanis Presents Scholarship to Tanner Vaughn

on July 28, 2013 - 11:30am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Tanner Vaughn with a scholarship recently. Tanner will be attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins Computer and Social Science. From left, Vaughn's father Randy Vaughn, Tanner Vaughn and Kiwanis President Don Casperson. Tanner was selected because of his active volunteer work through the National Honor Society, Los Alamos Heart Council Board, the YMCA and as a cancer survivor helped children and their siblings at Camp Wapiyapi in Colorado. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at noon at Trinity of the HIll Church in Kelly Hall.

Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA

on July 28, 2013 - 11:21am


Los Alamos MainStreet and LACDC's Business Assistance Services sent out an extensive survey a couple of months ago to assess people's shopping habits and preferences.

At the monthly Chamber Business Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Katie Stavert, business advisor, will give a brief overview of the survey.

The meeting is at UNM-LA, Jeannette Wallace Hall (room 505, building 5) and will look at the survey results with a disccusion on how those are relevant to local businesses.

Free to Chamber members and those affiliated with Chamber members.


Udall: We Need a Functioning FEC to Reform our Campaign Finance System

on July 28, 2013 - 11:09am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. called for a functioning Federal Election Commission (FEC) to enforce federal campaign finance laws.

His remarks came during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration to consider President Obama's nominees to serve on the FEC.

"As you know, I am a strong supporter of reforming our campaign finance system. I believe one important step is to have a functioning FEC, where all six seats are filled with commissioners in terms that haven’t expired.

Friday's Record Storm Event - Thoughts, Historical Wind Data

on July 28, 2013 - 10:41am

Courtesy photo
By Kerry Jones, NOAA

ALBUQUERQUE - I was at the office during Friday's severe wind/flash flood event working the aviation/fire weather desk and it was arguably the most surreal moment of my career not related to wildfire.

Given the number of large outdoor events that were underway, it's truly remarkable that there were no fatalities.

Cone Zone: Week of July 28

on July 28, 2013 - 10:27am


Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a 4-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection.

Frijoles Canyon Expected to Re-Open After Flood Event

on July 27, 2013 - 11:34am

Bandelier's Entrance Road is covered in mud. Photo by Luke Gommermann/NPS

Mud and debris flow into parking lot. Photo by Luke Gommermann/NPS

BNM News:

Around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, July 25, law enforcement rangers began receiving warnings that heavy rains would soon cause flooding in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument. 

“Staff drove down into the canyon to make sure protection was in place including closing a gate that protects Bandelier’s Visitor Center from high water, “Chief Ranger Tom Betts said. 

By 12:30 a.m., staff observed water flowing into the canyon at a height

Los Alamos Resident Awarded 2013 Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship

on July 27, 2013 - 10:55am

Los Alamos resident Meghan Montoya awarded HSCI internship. Courtesy photo


HSCI News:

HSCI, Cambridge, MA – Meghan Montoya, a Los Alamos, New Mexico resident, and a junior at the College of William and Mary, is one of 44 undergraduate students accepted into the 2013 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which provides participants with a challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory.

She was connected to the HSCI through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.

Montoya is spending 10 weeks, from

Limited Access to Fuller Lodge Begins Aug. 1

on July 27, 2013 - 10:38am

A portable construction office is installed near Fuller Lodge during the upgrades project underway. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost com


The main portion of Fuller Lodge will be closed to the general public Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 to allow for extensive work to occur in, under and above the Pajarito Room. 

The North Wing (Historical Society) and South Wing (Art Center and classes) and the first floor of the West Wing will remain open.

Entry will be allowed into the main lobby of Fuller Lodge and the North Wing.


Governor Celebrates LANL's 70th Anniversary Today

on July 27, 2013 - 10:23am

Gov. Susana Martinez


LANL News:


Gov. Susana Martinez will help celebrate Los Alamos National Laboratory’s 70th Anniversary with lab employees, their families and retirees. 


Tours will be offered to more than a dozen of the laboratory’s unique facilities and a picnic event will feature several musical groups.


What: Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory 


Who: Gov. Susana Martinez, LANL employees, families, retirees


Where: Los Alamos High School, Football Field, 1300 Diamond Dr.


When: Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.


Hygea Health Bite: 6 Tips to a Sexy Healthy Body

on July 27, 2013 - 9:53am
Hygea Health Bite: 6 Tips to a Sexy Healthy Body
By Lisa C. Bakosi, CHC

Our relationship with food is easily the most intimate one we have. Sound crazy? Think about it, the food you ingest becomes your body parts – making up our blood, brain, lungs, and every other part of us.

Providing your body with the building blocks it needs means that you’re going to feel FABULOUS – looking FANTASTIC is also a welcomed side effect. Nothing is sexier than a healthy body and here are six tips to get you started.

Eat Your Colors – We have to thank Mother Nature for color-coding our nutrients for us.

Community Attends New Exhibits at Bradbury Science Museum Friday Night

on July 27, 2013 - 9:27am

A crowd turns out for the Friday night grand opening of the Nanotechnology and Algae Biofuels exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Katy Korkos