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County Recreation Department Promotes Youth Tennis

on September 3, 2013 - 7:53am

OBITUARY: Marilyn Quadracci Fabry June 13, 1953–August 31, 2013

on September 3, 2013 - 7:33am

MARILYN QUADRACCI FABRY June 13, 1953–August 31, 2013

Marilyn Quadracci Fabry, 60, a resident of Los Alamos, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2013 following a battle with cancer. She was born on June 13, 1953 to Art and Laura Quadracci in McAlester, Okla. She was an only child – God bless them.

She grew up in McAlester, OK and attended Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She taught in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico; the longest in New Mexico at Los Alamos High School for close to 20 years.

She was


OBITUARY: Dr. Charles Fremont Huff July 21, 1939–Aug. 30, 2013

on September 3, 2013 - 7:13am

DR. CHARLES FREMONT HUFF July 21, 1939Aug. 30, 2013

Dr. Charles Fremont Huff passed away in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Friday, August 30, 2013 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.

Charles (always known as “Charley”) was born July 21, 1939 in Alice, Texas to John Arleigh and Nellmarie Huff and spent most of his childhood in Boerne.

He met the love of his life, Mary Katherine Vogt, when he was 9 years old, and they celebrated 53 years of marriage on August 27, 2013.

Charley got his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and his PhD from Oklahoma


LAHS Baseball/Softball Teams Thank Sponsors

on September 3, 2013 - 7:03am


Food on the Hill: Cuban Sandwiches

on September 3, 2013 - 6:53am

This Week's Recipe:

Cuban Sandwiches

Photo by Sue York/


4 Ciabatta buns, sliced horizontally
8 slices of baby Swiss cheese
Long sliced refrigerated dill pickles
½ pound sliced ham
1 pound of roast pork, shredded (I get mine in the prepared dinner section of the meat department - Get the no sauce flavor. Don’t use the moisture in the pack, dry off the meat)
Country mustard


Mix together the mustard and mayo in 50/50 portions.

Live Music under the Stars at Opera on the Rocks

on September 3, 2013 - 6:48am

Opera on the Rocks 2012. Courtesy/BNM


Enjoy an exciting night of opera at Bandelier National Monument during the second annual Opera on the Rocks event at 6: 15 p.m.. Saturday, Sept. 21. Opera Alta will perform Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater.

This opera was originally created by composer Gian Menotti for NBC, making it the first opera written entirely for television. The event is an opportunity for those not familiar with opera, as well as for opera enthusiasts, to enjoy listening in a special venue.

Hosts of the event include the Los

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 22–Aug. 28, 2013

on September 2, 2013 - 7:34am

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.



Aug. 22 at 11:34 a.m. / Police arrested Alissa Wallington, 21, of Santa Cruz at the police station on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Aug. 22 at 11:45 a.m. / Police arrested Urias Valdez, 42, of Velarde at the police station on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Photo unavailable from police.

Aug. 23 at 1:29 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Concern Over Large Trucks on Main Hill Road

on September 2, 2013 - 7:33am
Los Alamos

I would like to voice my concerns over the use of the Main Hill Road by large construction trucks. 

Part of my exasperation comes from the delays these trucks are creating by using the road and traveling at 20 miles per hour. I don’t travel the road that much so my concerns center around the safety impacts.

I remember an incident that occurred 24-26 years ago when a large truck jackknifed on the Main Hill, killing a young man who left behind a wife and two small children.

Los Alamos Pilot Takes Belgium Exchange Student on Flight

on September 2, 2013 - 7:31am

Los Alamos Rotarian Gary Derosier of First National Bank of Santa Fe pilots his own plane and Aug. 28 took Belgium exchange student Thomas Routiaux on a flight around the area. Photo by Lisa Harris

Gary Derosier, left, and Thomas Routiaux prepare to board the plane for their morning flight. Photo by Lisa Harris

Staff Report

When Belgium exchange student Thomas Routiaux spoke to the Los Alamos Rotary Club recently, a member asked him "what can we do for you?" Routiaux asked members to take him with them to gain new experiences.

"How would you like to take a plane ride," said Rotarian Gary

Labor Day Celebrates the American Worker

on September 2, 2013 - 7:29am

1987 AFGE Local 648 march in a 1987 Labor Day parade in Chicago, Ill. Courtesy/USDOL

Staff Report

The last major holiday of summer, Labor Day celebrates the American worker.

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

The Knights of Labor, a labor union of tailors in Philadelphia, held


SFI Seminar: Noise-Induced Phenomena in One-Dimensional Maps

on September 2, 2013 - 7:22am

SFI News:

The next SFI Seminar is set for 12:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, in the Collins Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road.

Yuzuru Sato of Hokkaido University, Japan will present the seminar: Noise-Induced Phenomena in One-Dimensional Maps.

Abstract: Noise-induced phenomena arise out of interaction between deterministic dynamics and stochastic noise. Stochastic resonance, noise-induced synchronization, and noise-induced chaos are typical examples in statistical and nonlinear physics.

Pet of the Week: Darcie the Long-haired Tortoiseshell

on September 2, 2013 - 7:20am


Darcie, the long-haired tortoiseshell has really come out of her shell. She was surrendered with a few other feline friends when their owner moved to assisted living.

For a while Darcie hid under the kennels, but has finally decided that the carpeted cat tower isn’t so bad, as long as she gets the spot on top where she can keep an eye on everyone else.

Darcie retires a bit when approached, but quickly warms up when petted softly. Sometimes she’ll even roll over and show off her back feet – one is black and one is white. Darcie is declawed and must be an indoor cat.

All adoptable

Experienced Volunteer Ground Personnel Invited to Join Search for Firefighter in Jemez

on September 1, 2013 - 11:47pm

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police is heading up a Search and Rescue (SAR) effort in the Santa Fe Nat’l Forest near Jemez Springs to locate a firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing Friday while conducting size up for a new start in the forest. 

Volunteer SAR is proceeding, and experienced volunteer ground personnel are invited to join in this effort. 

Directions to the ICP are:

  • Head west on Rt. 4
  • Turn right onto 126
  • Turn left onto NF-376
  • Turn left onto NF-604
  • Turn right onto School House Mesa/604
  • Turn left onto Cebollita Springs NF-606 Look for a big clearing with emergency vehicles

Los Alamos Baseball Legend Bun Ryan Honored at Rockies Game for WWII Service

on September 1, 2013 - 10:45pm
Los Alamos baseball legend Bun Ryan, left, with Wally McCorkle is featured on the big screen at the Sept. 1 Rockies introduction. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos baseball legend Bun Ryan was honored at the Sept. 1 Rockies introduction for his military service.
It was a great day for everyone with Ryan having about 25 folks from his immediate family as well as other friends at the event.
This is what they read over the PA system:
"Bernard L. Ryan, known as Bun to his friends and family, was born and raised in Leadville, Colo.

Big Impact Expected From Former Los Alamos Hilltopper Andy Thoma

on September 1, 2013 - 10:22am
Former Los Alamos Hilltopper Andy Thoma, center, is the most experienced of the junior class. Courtesy/

The junior class features several talented players who have not seen as much of the field as their level of play would indicate.


Los Alamos Tops 'Best Place to Live in America' List

on September 1, 2013 - 9:45am
'Guardian Mesas' east of Los Alamos. Courtesy/Zuma Press file
By G. Scott Thomas
American City Business Journals, Inc.
(2004 article)

Don Taylor wasn't satisfied with life in Rhode Island. So he decided to search for something better beyond his state's borders — maybe way out West.

His quest ended in Los Alamos.

"The pace in New England is kind of stressful. It's almost claustrophobic," says Taylor, a photographer who moved to Los Alamos 20 years ago. "But here, it's different. It's relaxed. We've got wide open spaces, and the people are laid back."

Taylor's praise is reinforced by

NM Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera to Speak at Los Alamos Community Dinner

on September 1, 2013 - 9:10am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party is sponsoring a community dinner emphasizing public education in New Mexico.

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera is the guest speaker for the event set for 6 p.m., Sept. 11 in the large conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.

Skandera has served as a senior policy advisor and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education. During former President George W.

Letter to the Editor: Concern Over Suspicious Activity

on September 1, 2013 - 8:36am

Los Alamos

I am hoping I make it through the week. If I don't, here's what may have happened.

Last weekend, the people upstairs installed a small fan that blows air into my bathroom through my bathroom fan vent. I could hear their motor humming when I used my bathroom.

The air would make me cough and made my chest congested. I was concerned, so I took action by blocking my vent with a plastic bag and taping that vent closed with packing tape.

Today (Aug. 31, 3013) at 12:30 p.m. (MST), I heard people enter upstairs and their footsteps cross over above my bathroom.


Sustainability Tip: Green Your Labor Day

on September 1, 2013 - 8:00am

Sustainability Tip:

Green Your Labor Day

This Labor Day lets enjoy the outdoors and help preserve the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Northern New Mexico.

If planning a Labor Day party, help reduce waste by using reusable plates, cups and cutlery. Also, remember to make it convenient for your family and friends to recycle their bottles/cans after enjoying an ice cold libation. If attending a party, do your part by recycling and consider alternative transportation to get to the fiesta, whether it be carpooling or bicycling.

Sustainability Tip provided by the Los Alamos County

Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 3

on September 1, 2013 - 7:27am

Non-County Projects of Significance:

Smith’s Marketplace: Contractor Utility Work on Trinity between Knecht and DP Road:

The south eastbound lane on Trinity Drive will be closed between Knecht and DP Road starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. Expect congestion and plan for delays, especially during the evening commute. Alternate routes are recommended. This work will continue through November 2013.

Smith’s Marketplace: Truck Traffic on N.M. 502 and Trinity Drive Near MariMac

Construction continues at the Marketplace work site south of MariMac Plaza through opening day in May 2014, which means

Solo Traveler: Themed Travel - Art

on September 1, 2013 - 7:23am
Palau Güell, looking up into the atrium. Photo by Sherry Hardage
La Familia Sagrada seen from Park Güell. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Solo Traveler: Themed Travel - Art

Themed travel was something I found myself doing without being aware of it. It appears, in retrospect, that my trip to Spain was all about tracking down modern art.

Seven of Antoni Gaudí’s projects are now World Heritage sites. It’s hard to be in Barcelona for one hour without running across his name, seeing something inspired by him or viewing a building that he designed.

I spent two weeks

OBITUARY: Robert Dale (Bob) Patton Aug. 27, 1930–Aug. 29, 2013

on September 1, 2013 - 7:09am

Aug. 27, 1930
Aug. 29, 2013
Surrounded by family and loved ones, Bob passed from this life Aug. 29, 2013 at Legacy Assisted Living & Memory Care, Denison, Texas, after suffering a fall while camping.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Angela Myers and husband Jerry of Amarillo, Texas, and Tamela Wingfield and husband Keenan of Caddo, Okla., grandsons Jonathan Myers and his wife Kathryn of Portland, Ore., Brandon Wingfield and his wife Marla of Caddo, Okla., and Dusty Wingfield and his wife Hanna of Russellville, Ark., and three great-granddaughters Macy, Katie and

OBITUARY: Russell Hugh Hand May 30, 1924–Aug. 27, 2013

on September 1, 2013 - 6:59am
RUSSELL HUGH HAND May 30, 1924Aug. 27, 2013
Russell Hugh Hand was born May 30, 1924 and died on Aug. 27, 2013 at the age of 89 due to a traffic accident.
He grew up in Deer Park, Texas and was the third born of six brothers. After receiving a college football scholarship, he joined the Navy and was stationed in the Philippines. When he returned from WWII he began working for the Shell Oil Company and also was a devoted volunteer firefighter for over 25 years.
In June of 1949, Russell married the love of his life, Faye. They would be married for 64 years.

Los Alamos National Bank Marks 24 Years Sponsoring Summer Concert Series

on August 31, 2013 - 11:29am

Los Alamos National Bank President Steve Wells, right, with concert promoter Russ Gordon, welcomes the crowd to the 24th annual Summer Concert sponsored by the bank Friday night in the LANB parking lot. LANB was recognized for being a sponsor for all 24 years of the Concert Series’ existence. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, third from left, with his wife Janet joined concert goers Friday evening to hear DK & the Affordables perform at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DK & the Affordables perform Friday night at Los

Join These Community Members in Supporting UNM-LA

on August 31, 2013 - 10:47am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-LA special election ballots were delivered this week to registered voters. As a mail-in election, there will not be a polling location and every voter must return their ballot to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. We encourage you to carefully consider the question and exercise your vote.

The following community members invite you to join them in supporting UNM-LA by voting yes!

Marv & Rosemary Alme

Karyl Ann Armbruster

John Arrowsmith

Ellen Ben-Naim

Fran Berting

Alan Bishop

Judy Bjarke-McKenzie

Steve & Kathy Boerigter

Nona Bowman

Art Brown

Harry Burgess