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Visit Comfort Keepers Open House 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday

on May 6, 2013 - 4:52pm


The community is invited to stop by the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, 109 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 for an Open House, Food and Networking event, and Ribbon Cutting hosted by Comfort Keepers.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services, which enable independent living at home.

Comfort Keepers is providing food, live music and interesting services - this event is free and open to the public so stop by on the way home from work.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 25–May 1, 2013

on May 6, 2013 - 4:41pm

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.

April 25 at 7:44 a.m. / A 47-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 900 block of Canyon Road. The estimated loss is under $500. The matter is under investigation.

April 25 at 1:48 p.m. / A 22-year-old Tempe man reported that he was the victim of criminal sexual penetration in the 900 block of Capulin Road. The matter is under investigation.

April 25 at

May 14 Lecture: 'Cold War Recollections: A Livermore Underground Testing Perspective'

on May 6, 2013 - 3:16pm

LAHS News:

The annual meeting of the Los Alamos Historical Society is 6 p.m. May 14 in Fuller Lodge and begins with the “Experience Auction” fundraiser, pizza and ice cream party, followed by a business meeting at 6:45 p.m. and lecture at 7:30 p.m. by Robert Kuckuck, “Cold War Recollections: A Livermore Underground Testing Perspective.”

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck will discuss his experiences as a Cold Warrior and the nuclear testing work carried out by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the 1970s and 80s.  

About the Lecturer (from the LANL

OBITUARY: Jeanette 'Sissy' Terry Oct. 6, 1928–April 30, 2013

on May 6, 2013 - 2:49pm

JEANETTE "SISSY" TERRY Oct. 6, 1928April 30, 2013

Jeanette “Sissy” Terry peacefully passed away April 30, 2013 at home in the loving arms of her husband of 63 years, B.U. Terry, Jr. 

Jeanette was the mother of Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and a frequent visitor to Los Alamos.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Ropesville, Texas. Jeanette was a long-time educator, having taught school in Hobbs, Porter, San Jon, Tucumcari and Eagle Nest, New Mexico. 

She had an entrepreneurial spirit about her, branching out to open her own Real Estate company in Angel Fire, New Mexico.


Find Out About Retail in Los Alamos 7 p.m. Today!

on May 6, 2013 - 2:37pm
Ken Nebel of Village Arts. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos retailers invite the public to find out more about retail in Los Alamos and the people behind the brick and mortar businesses in town.
Ken Nebel of Village Arts is hosting a discussion panel 7-8 p.m., today, May 6, to speak about both the satisfying and sapping parts of owning and operating a retail business in Los Alamos.
The panel will be meeting upstairs in the Mesa Public Library meeting rooms, and anyone interested in retail in Los Alamos is welcome to attend.

Yang: You See Banana, I See Potassium ... Part I

on May 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
You See Banana, I See Potassium: Whose reality is more real? Part I

Banana is my least favorite fruit – I prefer juicy ones – but I eat it for the potassium kick, especially important during ski season. 

Of course, I don’t “see” potassium, but that’s what the yellow stick signifies to me. In truth, I much prefer Michael Pullen’s notion of eating “food,” - from his In Defense Of Food: An eater’s manifesto not “protein,” “omega-3,” or “potassium” for that matter. 

But I use this comparison to make a point about how our respective “realities” do not always nor necessarily

Spring Water Flows in Rio Grande

on May 6, 2013 - 1:06pm

View of the Rio Grande from White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos

Community Winds, Singers Shine in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

on May 6, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Community Winds, Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos High School Choirs and soloists perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Dr. Ted Vives. Photo by Glen Wurden


Freude! Joy! A large audience experienced a joyful interlude Sunday afternoon, May 5, with the performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Playing the work in its entirety was The Los Alamos Community Winds, under the baton of Dr. Ted Vives.

Joining the Winds for the fourth, or choral, movement were the Los Alamos Choral Society and the

LADOC's paRENT Free Club Graduates 13

on May 6, 2013 - 12:14pm

From left, Annie Conklin, Dara Armstrong, Dana Urbatch, Nicole Pino, Natalie Stafford and Angela Davydenko (not pictured Annika Nye, Ashley Nye, Audrey Nye and Sruthi Garimella.) Courtesy/LADOC

From left, Charlie Young and Astro, Kalem Smith and Bantu, and Caleb Nolen and Pepper. Courtesy/LADOC


This spring Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering a special class called the paRENT Free Club or "RENT" free club for children.

Children attend this class with their dogs and without their parents.

Support Barranca School and Teachers on Bobcat Pizza Day!

on May 6, 2013 - 10:38am

PTO News:

Barranca Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding a Bobcat Pizza Day Wednesday, May 15 through Papa Murphy's Pizza.

On that day only, Papa Murphy's will donate $1 for each pizza ordered to the Barranca Elementary PTO.

The PTO uses these and other fundraising events to support the teachers and the school.

The PTO gives each teacher a stipend at the beginning of every school year, which allows them to purchase extra supplies for their classooms without having to spend their own money on those supplies.

The PTO also helps to pay for teacher training, field trips,

Arson Awareness Week: Residential Arson

on May 6, 2013 - 10:21am

LAFD News:

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has designated Reducing Residential Arson as the theme for the 2013 Arson Awareness Week, running May 5-11.

USFA is working with federal and private sector partners to arm residents and property managers with tools to reduce the likelihood and effects of arson (PDF, 3 Mb.)

“According to the USFA's National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) during 2008-2010, an estimated 16,800 intentionally set fires in residential buildings occurred annually in the United States.

Letter to the Editor: Clean Up Los Alamos Day Great Success

on May 6, 2013 - 9:04am

Los Alamos County

The 10th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day held Saturday April 27 drew more than 500 participants who helped beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season. 

Los Alamos County Environmental Services would first like to thank the other event sponsors that make this wonderful community event possible: Los Alamos National

Bank, Los Alamos County Community Wildfire Protection, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe.

This year we had around 500 participants.

Los Alamos Community Winds, LA Choral Society, LAHS Choirs Collaboration Garners Standing Ovation

on May 6, 2013 - 8:50am

Los Alamos Community Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vives presents this year's 'Music-Filled Life' scholarship to Los Alamos High School Senior Emily Silks. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is committed to making the performance of music an integral part of their life once they leave school. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guest soloists Andreas Tischhauser and Loren Jacobson perform. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The sound created by musicians and singers performing together was incredibly rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Sydoriak and Kendall Kick Off 'Literary Locals' Series

on May 6, 2013 - 8:47am

Memoirists Stephanie Sydoriak, center, and Karen Boutilier Kendall, right, kicked off the new, quarterly series 'Literary Locals,' in the rotunda at Mesa Public Library Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Memoirist Stephanie Sydoriak remembers her childhood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Memoirist Karen Boutilier Kendall answers questions from the audience about her book, 'Berkeley to Beijing: The journey of a young activist.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Sunday launched a new, quarterly series "Literary Locals," in the rotunda at Mesa Public


Letter to the Editor: Wholehearted Support for Aspen Principal

on May 6, 2013 - 7:53am
Los Alamos

I would like to express my wholehearted support for Kathryn Vandenkieboom, Aspen principal.

I know Kathryn to be a kind, compassionate and supportive woman of integrity. The students of Aspen are always her first priority.

Though the demands of her position require much of her, her door is always open and she is always available. She is the ultimate professional.

Kathryn exudes a calm and confidence as a leader. She does not make decisions lightly, but rather is very thoughtful and conscientious.

Nearly 100 Artists Participate in Saturday's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge

on May 6, 2013 - 7:35am

Nearly 100 artists displayed their work at the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Craft Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. The fair has been a tradition in Los Alamos for nearly 50 years. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Artist Lorrie Wilms bundles up with Frodo against a cool breeze during Saturday's Spring Arts and Craft Fair at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Artist Lange Burnetts's wind chimes move gently in the breeze at Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost

Pluto, left, and Lulu discuss their next purchase.

Solo Traveler: Lost in Translation

on May 6, 2013 - 7:32am
Solo Traveler
Lost in Translation

On my first day in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, I went to Ürgüp to buy some hiking boots.

It was well after lunchtime when I found a nice restaurant with an outdoor patio. I ordered grilled chicken on salad that came, in the usual Turkish fashion, with a basket of delicious fluffy white bread.

The restaurant had a powerful Wi-Fi signal, and since I was the only person with a device, it was screaming fast. Sometimes I’m glad I splurged on an iPad, but at other times I have been disappointed in it.

Congregation Sends Beloved Pastor Colin Kelly to Ireland

on May 5, 2013 - 12:22pm

Pastor Colin Kelly of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos has retired after 27 years. He and his wife Sue Ellen found out during their retirement party Saturday evening at the church that the congregation is sending them on a trip to Ireland as a way to thank them for their dedicated service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members and guests filled Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive Saturday evening to 'launch into a new adventure' Pastor Colin Kelly and his wife Sue Ellen.

Kiwanis Kentucky Derby Party Raises $1,200 for Project Eliminate

on May 5, 2013 - 11:28am

The local Kiwanis Club hosted a Kentucky Derby party Saturday at the Dixie Girl in downtown Los Alamos. Everyone was glued to giant tv screens at the restaurant during the 139th Run for the Roses. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Kiwanians and guests celebrate Saturday at the Dixie Girl as Orb wins the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Greg Kendall/

As tension mounts during Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard grabs her husband Eric Vasquez. Proceeds from the event benefit 'Project Eliminate,' a Kiwanis International-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

on May 5, 2013 - 9:43am


Today is Cinco de Mayo—the fifth of May—which commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867.)

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

History of Cinco de Mayo: Battle of Puebla

In 1861 the

'Stones in His Pockets' Takes Playful Look at Modern Ireland

on May 5, 2013 - 9:04am
In one of the many quick character changes,  film crew members Simon (Christina Martos) and Aisling, (John Cullinan) demonstrate the amount of enthusiasm they want their listless Irish extras to show. In this play, girls will be boys and boys will be girls at the drop of a cap. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The latest production of Los Alamos Little theatre is the much acclaimed “Stones in His Pockets” by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones.

The setting is a rural town in Ireland, where a Hollywood film crew is shooting a high budget film that seems to

Art Center Seeks Entries for ‘Wallflowers’

on May 5, 2013 - 9:03am

ACFL News:

The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is seeking entries for its next show, “Wallflowers.”

The Center staff urges artists to be creative in their approach to this topic. Perhaps the term reminds you of nature, or of a shy person or some combination of those.

Maybe it inspires you to create an abstract piece. All media are welcome and the Center would love to receive a huge varied bouquet of ideas.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 10. The show will open Friday, June 14, with a reception June 28 in conjunction with the New Mexico Garden Club District II Flower Show.


AGU: New Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall

on May 5, 2013 - 8:56am

Model simulations spanning 140 years show that warming from carbon dioxide will change the frequency at which regions around the planet receive no rain (brown), moderate rain (tan), and very heavy rain (blue.) The occurrence of no rain and heavy rain will increase, while moderate rainfall will decrease. Courtesy/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought, according to a new modeling study.

CONE ZONE: Week of May 6

on May 5, 2013 - 8:54am

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.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2
Canyon Road is closed with a “rolling” closure between Rim Road and 15th Street; the closure shifts closer to 15th Street as work on the sewer line progresses. Residential access in the immediate closure area will be provided; all others should seek alternate routes.

Canyon Road

NIST Demonstrates Transfer of Ultraprecise Time Signals over a Wireless Optical Channel

on May 5, 2013 - 8:49am

NIST researchers transferred ultraprecise time signals over the air between a laboratory on NIST's campus in Boulder, Color., and nearby Kohler Mesa. Signals were sent in both directions, reflected off a mirror on the mesa, and returned to the lab, a total distrance of approximately two kilometers. The two-way technique overcomes timing distortions on the signals from turbulence in the atmosphere, and shows how next-generation atomic clocks at different locations could be linked wirelessly to improve distribution of time and frequency information and other applications.