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Canadian Hockey Team Beats Los Alamos 6-1

on January 4, 2013 - 9:11am

St. Thomas Aquinas from Ontario, Canada beat the Los Alamos Varsity Hockey team 6 to 1 Thursday at the Los Alamos Ice Rink. Photo by Greg Kendall/

A crowd of locals and several Canadians braved the cold Thursday to cheer on their favorite hockey team. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Photo by Greg Kendall/

The remainder of Topper team play is in Taos, Jan. 4-6.

  • Friday: 7 p.m. Los Alamos vs La Cueva
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. Cibola vs Los Alamos
  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Coronado vs Los Alamos



Senators Introduce Rules Resolution to Restore Senate Debate and Accountability

on January 4, 2013 - 8:55am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced on Thursday a resolution to enact meaningful Senate rules reforms that would end filibuster abuse and restore debate to the chamber.
In accordance with Article 1, section 5 of the Constitution, a majority of senators have the power to adopt or amend the operating rules of the chamber at the beginning of a new Congress, a procedure known as the Constitutional Option.
Earlier on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the Senate will remain in the first


on January 4, 2013 - 8:54am
By B. Zerker
Weapons specialist & Constitutionalist
Los Alamos


“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before," ... is what Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel said in an interview regarding the economy with The Wall Street Journal.

Now it looks as if OUR* government seems to be following that same advice as it pertains to every matter that comes along except for our failing economy! In particular, I now speak of the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy.

Soon, OUR Senate, will consider a


NMDOT Distict Five Honors Outstanding Employees

on January 4, 2013 - 7:59am

2012 Supervisor of the Year Kenny Gallegos has been directly involved in Los Alamos projects. Courtesy/NMDOT


  • NMDOT District Five Employees Honored

SANTA FE—NMDOT District Five has selected and honored the following employees for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the fourth quarter of 2012:

  • Rick Fernandez, Civil Engineer Technician-Advanced, Chama Project Office, has been named “Employee of the Fourth Quarter.”
  • Annette Trujillo, Assistant Supervisor, Pojoaque Project Office, has been named “Supervisor of the Fourth Quarter.”
  • Mallery Martinez, Bernadette

Renowned Pianist Jeremy Denk Performs Locally Jan. 12

on January 4, 2013 - 7:57am

Pianist Jeremy Denk

LACA News:

New Mexico native Jeremy Denk will be the featured artist as the Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season Jan. 12. 

Pianist Jeremy Denk has steadily built a reputation as an unusual and compelling artist, with a broad and thought-provoking repertoire.

He has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and London.

He regularly gives recitals in New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, and around the

Winter Art Classes Begin Jan. 20

on January 4, 2013 - 7:50am


Registration is underway for the 2013 Winter Art Classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio.

Community members are invited to join in the fun by participating in one of the classes, all of which will be held at the Gallery's new location, 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125.

"Creative Color and Dynamic Design," is a new evening class taught by award-winning local artist Melissa Bartlett.

Bartlett will teach participants how color theory and design are essential elements of painting. Class starts Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m. and runs six weeks.

The Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and

Hilltopper Girls Beat West Las Vegas 48-39

on January 3, 2013 - 10:02am

Erin Kirk passes to Marrissa Larribus for score. Photo by Alan Kirk

Anna Scott and Amber Logan team up for steal. Photo by Alan Kirk

Haley Each shoots jump shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Keanna Zerr shoots over defender. Photo by Alan Kirk

Exploring the Rugged Gorges and Secret Slots of the Grand Canyon

on January 3, 2013 - 7:29am

The Los Alamos Mountaineers’ January meeting will feature adventures into the secret places of the Grand Canyon, like the narrow slot of Muav Canyon. Courtesy/LAM


Grand Canyon National Park is big, but not that big. It is almost exactly the size of Santa Fe County, and, with 5 million visitors per year, draws five times the crowds.

Many places in the southwestern desert are far more remote. How can there be places in the Park that are hardly visited from one year to the next?

There are indeed such places, remote slot tributaries protected from casual visit by sheer

Letter to the Editor: Research Reveals More Names For LAHS Memorial Garden Plaques

on January 3, 2013 - 7:11am
By Linda Hull, president 2012-13
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos

As many in the community know, the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden was dedicated Dec. 20 in honor of students who lost their lives while enrolled at the high school. 

A temporary visual display of plaques was posted on the flagstone centerpiece located in the middle of the garden, around which leaders of the school district, community and the high school gathered to make brief remarks.  

Permanent plaques have been ordered to replace the temporary ones and will be professionally installed when weather permits.



LAMC Laboratory Receives CAP Accreditation

on January 3, 2013 - 6:40am

Feliciaño A. Jiron

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

LAMC CEO Feliciaño A. Jiron was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.

The LAMC Laboratory is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more

School Bond Election Forum Set For Jan. 7

on January 3, 2013 - 6:39am


The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold a forum on the school bond election from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

The speakers will include LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and School Board Member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie.

The community is invited to attend the forum to hear details of the plans for the bond and to ask questions.

Anyone unable to attend the forum can find information about the bond at or by calling the Los Alamos Public Schools district office at 663- 2230.

SFI Colloquium: Reconstructing the Wiring Diagrams of Earth's Biogeochemical Cycles

on January 3, 2013 - 6:39am


Dr. Paul G. Falkowsk

SFI News:

The next SFI Colloquium features Paul G. Falkowski (Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Rutgers University) speaking on "Reconstructing the Wiring Diagrams of Earth's Biogeochemical Cycles."

Falkowski's talk is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road. 

Abstract: Life is far from thermodynamic equilibrium.

Mmmmmmm ... Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday!

on January 3, 2013 - 6:38am

Korea Increases Support of NNSA's Anti-Nuclear Smuggling Efforts

on January 3, 2013 - 6:38am

DOE and Korean officials sign a memorandum of understanding in 2010. Courtesy/NNSA News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Republic of Korea announced Wednesday that the Republic of Korea renewed its partnership to combat nuclear smuggling with a $300,000 contribution to support NNSA’s ongoing nonproliferation work in Azerbaijan.

The funding, provided by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and facilitated by the U.S.

Hazardous Fuels Treatment in Forest Begins Jan. 8

on January 3, 2013 - 6:37am

SNFN News:

The Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management plans a 20-acre hazardous fuels treatment on the Forest for January and February.

Santa Fe Watershed, Espanola Ranger District:

  • Approximately 20 acres of piles are to be treated at any point in time in the Santa Fe Watershed from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through the end of February, if conditions are favorable;
  • The pile burn location is approximately six miles east of Santa Fe, one mile east of McClure Reservoir;
  • The pile burn is expected to take place while snow is on the ground, which will help keep smoke levels low;
  • Smoke from the burning

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Jan. 2

on January 2, 2013 - 8:18pm

This week's preview sponsored by

Ribbon Cutting for Abe Dispennette State Farm Insurance 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B

Los Alamos Community Blood Drive 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 3, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4
At First Baptist Church Hall, Diamond Drive. Sign up and save a life! Call United Blood Services at 236-1467

Pajarito Ski Mountain opens Friday, Jan. 4  

Los Alamos Little Theater Presents: Frost/Nixon Written by Peter Morgan
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4-19 and 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 13

Community Asset Awards Ceremony from


Chocolate Lab Found Wandering Near LANL Checkpoint

on January 2, 2013 - 6:38pm


A friendly chocolate Lab was found Dec. 23 wandering near the Los Alamos National Laboratory checkpoint on West Jemez Road.

The dog was transported to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter where it remains while a search for the owners is underway.

Anyone with information that may unite the dog and its owners is urged to call the animal shelter at 662-8179.

"It seems like someone should be looking for this fabulous dog."


Money IQ: Home Computer Security

on January 2, 2013 - 11:25am
Money IQ
By Michael Carson

Home Computer Security

Businesses have been taking computer security seriously for a long time; home users have not been. The reasons are generally two-fold: cost and expertise.

A typical home user may have the anti-virus program that came with the computer but then not realize that this was a subscription service that ended the first year and has had no real protection since.

The good news is that there are free alternatives out there for the home user that don’t require a technical expert to install and configure.

After Monday's Storm Over Buckman Mesa

on January 2, 2013 - 11:25am

An early morning snowstorm begins to clear Monday over Buckman Mesa at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

LWVLA's 2013 Legislative Preview Set for Jan. 9

on January 2, 2013 - 11:07am

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard


The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women will hold a legislative preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Fuller Lodge.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. for this event in which the public is invited to participate.

Sen. Carlos Cisneros

New Mexico legislators including Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez have all agreed to attend and share their views on the upcoming session.

Also, Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico and Marcela Diaz of Somos Un

Local Trial Set For Anti-Nuclear Protestors

on January 2, 2013 - 11:02am

LANL 6 protestors Cathie Sullivan, Wind Euler, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pam Gilchrist. Photo by Greg Kendall/


Staff Report


Trial is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 for six protestors arrested during last year's Hiroshima Day demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


The trial will be heard by Judge Alan Kirk in Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

Police arrested the six protestors Aug.

Udall Statement on Senate Fiscal Cliff Vote

on January 2, 2013 - 10:31am
Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following statement after the Senate voted 89-8 on a measure to avert the fiscal cliff:
"I remain disillusioned with the short-term nature of the deal that came through the Senate last night, but ultimately felt we had to pass it. We managed to make progress on middle-class tax cuts, wind energy tax incentives and unemployment insurance, but squandered an opportunity to implement a long-term vision to deal with the debt and deficit.
"Instead, the bill we passed kicked the can down a very

LADOC Dog Training Registration Starts Jan. 7

on January 2, 2013 - 10:17am

Competitive Obedience is among the classes offered this session at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club as featured here with Star Mathis and Jude. Courtesy/Star Mathis


Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin Jan. 7.

Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Conformation, Competitive Obedience and the paRENT Free Club and will begin the week of Jan. 28.

Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website: (


LANL Employee to Share Amazing Workplace Discoveries

on January 2, 2013 - 10:06am

Dr. Jack Shlachter

By Kirsten Laskey

Work sometimes gets a bad rep. It is easy to consider a job a necessity but not something that is entirely embraced.

Sometimes to truly appreciate an occupation you need to do what Theoretical Division Deputy Division leader Jack Shlachter did and do some digging. You may just luck out, as Shlachter did, and discover some amazing insights about your workplace.

Shlachter is a Ph.D. physicist as well as an ordained rabbi. He has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 33 years.

LAHS's Christensen Signs Letter of Intent Thursday

on January 2, 2013 - 10:02am


Los Alamos High School senior Micaela Christensen will be signing a letter of intent to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Ind.

The signing will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road in Los Alamos.

The local athlete has been the starting catcher for LAHS since 2009, her 8th grade year. She has a career batting average of .427, 16 HRs and 105 RBIs.