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UNM Lobos Beat Fresno State 72-45!

on January 14, 2013 - 7:56am

Cameron Bairstow (#41) with basket. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School graduate Alex Kirk (#53) with hook shot for score. Photo by Alan Kirk

Clevland Thomas (#1) with layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

Tony Snell (#21) with layup through contact. Photo by Alan Kirk

Tony Snell with blocked shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Girls Lose to St. Pius 50-32

on January 13, 2013 - 7:26pm

Anna Scott prevents drive. Photo by Alan Kirk

Anna Scott slowing down ball transition. Photo by Alan Kirk 

Alison Crane driving to basket. Photo by Alan Kirk

Team Defense results in Blocked shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

LAHS Finishes 2nd at Wrestling Invitational

on January 13, 2013 - 10:06am



On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Los Alamos High School wrestling team finished in second place behind 5A Eldorado at the Academy High School Wrestling Invitational.


Teams participating in Saturday's invitational included Albuquerque Academy High, Albuquerque High, Bernalillo, Eldorado, Grants, La Cueva, LAHS, Rio Grande and West Mesa.


Placing in their weight classes were:

  • Cory Geyer 1st;
  • Brian Geyer 1st;
  • Arnoldo Ortiz 1st in his second overtime match;
  • Chandler Lauritzen 2nd;
  • Lane Saunders 2nd;
  • Peter Brewer 4th; and
  • Diego Madrid 4th.


Brian Geyer was named Most


Letter to the Editor: Name Municipal Building 'Citizens' Municipal Building'

on January 13, 2013 - 8:52am
By Diana Stepan
Los Alamos

In my opinion, the new Municipal Building should be named the "Citizens' Municipal Building," since the citizens paid for it and the citizens are the ones who are supposed to be served by the employees who work at the Municipal Building.

If that is not acceptable, please simply name it the "Los Alamos Municipal Building."

There is no one I can think of that deserves the honor except for the citizens of Los Alamos County.

NM PBS Presenting Live Coverage of State of State Address/2013 Legislative Session

on January 13, 2013 - 7:35am

PBS News:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, New Mexico PBS, Ch. 5.1 will present live coverage of the 2013 Legislative session, beginning with the opening gavel.

This will include LIVE broadcast coverage on Channel 5.1 *and* live-streaming online at and election of the Speaker of the House and Gov. Susana Martinez's "State of the State" address, followed by a live panel discussion with analysis from the New Mexico PBS studios.

Coverage will begin at noon, with an introduction by Gene Grant, host of NM PBS’s weekly public affairs series NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS.

Regular programming will resume


Poet Laureate of Santa Fe Kicks Off Mesa Public Library’s 2013 Authors Speak Series

on January 13, 2013 - 7:24am

Jon Davis


Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Jon Davis: Poet Laureate of Santa Fe at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Join Davis to kick off the beginning of  the new line up of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series with a poetry reading.

The following is from

Jon Davis is the author of three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry, Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron Press, 1995), for which he was honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, and

County Line Highlights Need for Committee Members

on January 13, 2013 - 7:22am

Creative District Advisory Committee Meets Monday

This newly formed committee will meet at 2 p.m. in the Aquatic Center Training Room. If you're curious to find out more about the Creative District Plan - attend the meeting. Visit:

County Council Meeting Tuesday

The County Council will hold its first work session of the year at 7 p.m. in White Rock Fire Station #3. What's on the agenda?

OBITUARY: Peter Russell Forman Aug. 26, 1934–Dec. 30, 2012

on January 13, 2013 - 7:17am

PETER RUSSELL FORMAN Aug. 26, 1934–Dec. 30, 2012

Peter Russell Forman, 78, died at home in Los Alamos, New Mexico Dec. 30, 2012 due to complications of cancer.

Peter began his life Aug. 26, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario Canada, as the third child of James and Jane Forman.

For his Dad's health, the family relocated to Glendora in Southern California in 1948.

As a teenager he worked chilly winter nights for his father and others in lemon groves smudging to prevent frost damage, and summers he loaded crates of lemons at the packing house, thus learning that he never again wanted to be a farmer!


Letter to the Editor: Let's Walk the Walk and Vote Yes for School Bond

on January 12, 2013 - 12:32pm
By Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Representative, Dist. 43

In the next few weeks we in Los Alamos have a choice; vote to keep our schools as they are or vote to make them better.

As the mother of two daughters attending Los Alamos Public Schools, it will come as no surprise that I am voting for the school bond.

But there are many reasons for all of us in White Rock and Los Alamos to vote in favor of this bond.

Los Alamos is known around New Mexico as having the highest quality schools for educating our children.

Michelle Hall Garners Top Geophysical Education Award

on January 12, 2013 - 9:17am

Michelle Hall of Los Alamos with Michael McFadden, President of the American Geophysical Union at an awards ceremony last month in San Francisco at which Hall was honored. Courtesy photo


By Carol A. Clark

Michelle Hall of Los Alamos received the 2012 American Geophysical Union Excellence in Geophysical Education Award during a special honors ceremony Dec. 5 in San Francisco.

Hall is a geophysicist and science educator who is married to Terry Wallace, Principal Associate Director of Global Security at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Hall was recognized and honored by the AGU for her

Los Alamos High School Hosts High Tea Sunday

on January 12, 2013 - 9:16am

John Wolfe, LAPS Chief Financial Officer, practices pouring tea for June Gladney, right, and Regina Mertz in anticipation of the Los Alamos High School open house 'High Tea' from 2-4 p.m. Sundary, Jan. 13. The open house features a variety of teas, coffee and cocoa and plenty of cookies to tempt the appetities of tour participants. High school students will lead the tours of the school. Musical groups, including an Aspen Elementary School youth choir will be on hand to perform.

Prolonged Frigid Blast Blankets Los Alamos

on January 12, 2013 - 8:07am


NOAA News:

A potent cold front that surged across New Mexico Friday with strong gusty winds and areas of light snow will usher in a prolonged blast of well below normal temperatures through early next week.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) explains that a large upper level trough of low pressure taking shape over the western United States will remain nearly stationary over the region through early next week.

Temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal through at least Wednesday.

While no record breaking low temperatures are expected, this

School Bond Ballot is in the Mail

on January 12, 2013 - 8:05am

Los Alamos School Board President Kevin Honnell checks his bond ballot one more time before putting it in the mail. The school district is asking the community for vote on a $20 million bond that would fund the rebuilding necessary at Aspen Elementary School and provide much needed funding for upgrades to utilities and maintenance to other schools in the district. To ensure that your vote counts, ballots must be returned by Jan. 29. If the bond is approved, the State of New Mexico will provide an additional $5.4 million in matching funds for the construction of Aspen Elementary School.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Jan. 18

on January 12, 2013 - 8:02am

RCLC members from top row left, Commissioner Mayfield, Brian Bosshardt, Harry Burgess, Mayor David Coss, Seth Kirshenberg, John Heaton. Bottom row from left, Sharon Stover, Commissioner Chavez, Mayor Alice Lucero. Courtesy photo

RCLC News:


Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Business Meeting is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Ohkay Casino Conference Center, Suite C/D, Highway 68 - two miles North of Espanola in the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.





Welcome & Introductions

Mayor Lucero



Confirmation of Quorum

Mayor Lucero



Approval of Agenda

Mayor Lucero



LAPS Receives Top Audit Rating

on January 12, 2013 - 7:44am

School Board President Kevin Honnell


LAPS Receives Top Audit Rating
By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education received a bit of good news during its regular meeting Tuesday – the recent audit gave the district an unqualified opinion, which is the best rating that could be received.

Vice President Dawn Venhaus

“The audit went very well this year,” said J.J. Griego of Griego Professional Services, which performed the audit.

He added there were no new findings. “That’s an incredible feat.”

Board Secretary Melanie McKinley

Still, Board President Kevin Honnell


Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Jan. 17

on January 12, 2013 - 7:18am


The regular meeting of the Environmental Sustainability Board is set for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Community Building Training Room, 20th Street and Central Avenue.

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Public Comment

II. Approval of Minutes

III. Committee/Subcommittee Reports

1. Chair Report

a. New Board Member Training Complete

b. January B&C Luncheon and Municipal Building Tour

2. Liaison Reports

(1). Utility Board – Don Machen, Christine Chavez

(2). Planning and Zoning – Deb Gill, Cliff Han

(3). Transportation – Skip Dunn, Reid Priedhorsky

(4). Parks and

Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meets Jan. 15

on January 12, 2013 - 7:13am


Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meets 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 60 Entrada Dr.


I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS All 1:00 p.m. (10 min.)
A. Call to Order/Introductions
B. Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy
C. Approval of Today’s Agenda
D. Public Comment
E. Approval of Minutes
II. PRESENTATION/Q&A 1:10 p.m. (30 min.)
County Trails Network Plan
Craig Martin, Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist
A. White Rock Visitor Center Interpretation Signage/Display Costs All


Letter to the Editor: 'Max Baker Municipal Building' Gets My Vote!

on January 11, 2013 - 1:15pm
By JJ Maier
Los Alamos

I am hoping the committee will consider the concept of naming the new Municipal Building after (former County Administrator) Max Baker instead of Jeannette Wallace.

Max had so much more to do with our County’s administration if one reviews his record – during some of our roughest times – and he frequently was serving us as an “interim administrator.”

He gave us so much and asked so little in return.

Jeannette served the district of which we were always a part, but had little to do with the administration and running of internal LAC affairs.

I am delighted that UNM-LA

Governor Introduces Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

on January 11, 2013 - 12:37pm


SANTA FE–Under the backdrop of federal economic uncertainty, Gov. Susana Martinez has introduced a state budget that she says invests in reforming education, helping small businesses grow, and making New Mexico’s economy more competitive.

Martinez announced her Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal Thursday, saying it continues her commitment to responsible budgeting – particularly during such uncertain economic times at the national level.

The governor’s budget calls for significant investments in education reform, health care for those in need, and economic development efforts to


County Seeks Naming Committee Members

on January 11, 2013 - 11:52am


Citizens interested in being on the “Naming Committee to Consider A Request to Name the New Municipal Building after State Representative Jeannette O. Wallace” are asked to submit one-page letters of interest to County Administrator Harry Burgess by noon Friday, Jan. 18.

The County Administrator will appoint this committee consisting of at least two citizens and one representative of the business community.

Applicants should send their letter to and must state that they are able to be an impartial member of the Committee, as required by County Code,

NNSA Holds Radiation Emergency Consequence Management Training in Israel

on January 11, 2013 - 9:49am

Soreq Nuclear Research Center is an applied R&D Institute affiliated to the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. Courtesy/

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week conducted a training course on Consequence Management (I-CM) in Israel.

The training was held in the Soreq Nuclear Research Center and was attended by 25 Israeli participants.

“The training is part of an ongoing bilateral cooperation between NNSA and Israel,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph Krol.

County Undergoing IT Maintenance Saturday

on January 11, 2013 - 9:38am


Los Alamos County’s Information Technology Division will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and continuing as late as midnight.

There will be service interruptions to the County’s webpage, e-mail and telephones during this time frame, including the possibility of e-mail interruption for County cell phones capable of receiving email.


Bataan Survivors' Stories Entered Into Library of Congress

on January 11, 2013 - 9:27am
ALBUQUERQUEIn partnership with the office of Sen. Tom Udall and The Oasis Veterans History Project in New Mexico, New Mexico PBS has been asked to submit the unedited footage of interviews conducted for the television program BATAAN: A 70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION, for inclusion into the permanent collection at the Library of Congress.
As a companion to the documentary TRAGEDY OF BATAAN, New Mexico PBS produced the program BATAAN: A 70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION, with survivors of the surrender of Bataan.
New Mexico PBS recorded 1 1/2 hours of interviews

Los Alamos Living Treasure Fran Rogers Turns 91

on January 11, 2013 - 9:09am

Fran Rogers celebrated her 91st birthday Thursday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Longtime Los Alamos resident Fran Rogers celebrated her 91st birthday, Thursday Jan. 10, at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill surrounded by family and live-in caregivers.

Rogers was born in Minnehaha County, S.D. in 1922. She moved to Los Alamos in 1947 with her husband Warren Haas.

Rogers worked as the chief telephone operator for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and held many positions with AEC and DOE through the years.

Her husband was killed in


Utilities Board Meets Jan. 16

on January 11, 2013 - 9:08am