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Public Invited to Posse Lodge Dance

on November 7, 2012 - 2:12pm

The proceeds from this event benefit the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse.

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Election Results

on November 7, 2012 - 8:01am

The voters have spoken and their new Los Alamos County Councilors are Democrats Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey, center, and Republican Steve Girrens. The newly elected councilors will be sworn in at a ceremony next month to officially take office Jan. 1. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team at the Justice Center election night from left, Photographer Sal Zapien, Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall, Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon, Publisher Carol A. Clark and Election Results Analyst Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover.

Staff report


Updated Prelminary Results

on November 6, 2012 - 9:05pm

From left, Bonnie J. Gordon and JoAnn Johnson review the latest poll numbers as Katy Korkos speaks with County Councilor Rick Reiss in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Below, preliminary results reflect all early voting, absentee, Trinity on the Hill and Community Center ballots. Results from ballots cast at the White Rock Fire Station have not yet come in.

Stephanie Richard  4,339
James Hall  4,804
Peter Sheehey  4,277
Michael Redando  3,197
Kristin Henderson  4,403
Marc Clay  4,055
Vincent Chiravalle  3,961

Preliminary Results - Early, Absentee & Community Center

on November 6, 2012 - 8:42pm

Early Voting, Absentee & Community Center Election Day (machine #1)

Campaigns review voting results at Justice Center on Election Night. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Stephanie Richard  3,559
James Hall  3,712
Peter Sheehey  3,503
Michael Redando  2,659
Kristin Henderson  3,575
Marc Clay  3,140
Vincent Chiravalle  3,082
Steven Girrens  3,313
Nathan Hjelm  2,729
Sharon Stover  4,217
For  3,793
Against  2,877
For  3,492
Against  3,118
For  3,905
Against  2,616
For  4,154
Against  2,368

Early Voting Prelminary Results

on November 6, 2012 - 7:57pm

Early Voting Preliminary Results (White Rock, Community Building & County Clerk)

Stephanie Richard  2,987
James Hall  3,063
Peter Sheehey  2,977
Michael Redando  2,232
Kristin Henderson  3,022
Marc Clay  2,603
Vincent Chiravalle  2,548
Steven Girrens  2,738
Nathan Hjelm  2,281
Sharon Stover  3,507
For  3,145
Against  2,456
For  2,917
Against  2,631
For  3,248
Against  2,228
For  3,449
Against  2,031
Martin Heinrich  2,963
Heather Wilson  3,092
Jon Ross Barrie     111
Ben Ray Lujan  3,509

Los Alamos Daily Post News Team Broadcasting Live NOW

on November 6, 2012 - 5:39pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post News Team is broadcasting live from the Justice Center Lobby. We are expecting voting results by voting location to start coming in after 7 p.m.

We will have live interviews with candidates and election results updates.

Click below for live stream:



Election Day is Here! Access at 7 p.m. for Live Coverage

on November 6, 2012 - 5:06pm


Election day is here and when the polls close at 7 p.m. today, the Los Alamos Daily Post news team will begin video streaming all of the ensuing election night excitement live from the Los Alamos Justice Center on

Watch candidate interviews and see up-to-the-minute election results throughout the evening on

The Los Alamos Daily Post also will publish continuing election results for all local, regional, statewide and national races to Facebook and Twitter throughout the evening.

Voting locations: Los Alamos County's three Vote


Local Voter Lines Have Been Steady All Day

on November 6, 2012 - 2:48pm

Voting has been steady but not crowded at the Trinity on the Hill voting location near Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive so far today, according to a poll worker. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Voters wait in line today at the Community Building at 20th Street near Cenral Avenue. Democratic Election Clerk Jennifer Lathrop told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the process has been going smoothly and there has been a steady line of voters spilling out the door since this morning. Poll Judge George Chandler estimates that about 800 people have voted as of 2:30 p.m. today at the Community

OBITUARY: THOMAS ILG Sept. 9, 1958 – Nov. 2, 2012

on November 6, 2012 - 9:24am


Thomas Ilg of Los Alamos, N.M., passed away unexpectedly Friday Nov. 2, 2012. He died while perusing his passion of photographing the ruins of the Jemez Mountains.

He was born Sept. 30, 1958 in Suffern, N.Y. He was graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. in 1980 with an engineering degree.

He lived in the town of White Rock, with his wife Wendy, the love of his life for 17 years.

Tom was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years where he worked as a mechanical engineer.

He was an avid and accomplished photographer; he loved hiking,

Swankiest Event of Season Coming to Los Alamos!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:57am

Bronze statue by David Pearson. Courtesy photo


Get ready for the swankiest event of the season! The Speakeasy Soiree, benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico, takes place from 5:30-10 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Come on over and Charleston the night away during the 1920s themed night of dining and dancing at the Dixie Girl restaurant in Los Alamos. 

The Speakeasy Soiree is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s efforts in the

Nov. 8 Transportation Board Meeting Canceled

on November 6, 2012 - 8:45am


The Los Alamos County Transportation Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday Nov. 8, has been canceled.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be 5:30 p.m., Dec. 6 in the Public Works Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite A2.

The meeting is open to the public.


The CoffeeHouse Cafe' Spices Up Menu

on November 6, 2012 - 8:35am

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe', 723 Central Ave. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy photo

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe' are known for three things; “Exceptional People, Outstanding Coffee and Tremendous Conversation.”

So, if election night will have you up until the wee hours of the morning, stop on by for a freshly brewed cup and a scone.

Owner, Brian Booth knows his crew is ready to stimulate your mouth and your mind as staff members fuse passion and craftsmanship, in starting your day off just right.

“We have some good reliable

Community Broadband Network Survey Underway

on November 6, 2012 - 8:16am



Through Saturday Nov. 10, Los Alamos County will be surveying residents regarding their option of the Community Broadband Network; a “last-mile” fiber network that will provide open and advanced broadband communications access to all Los Alamos County citizens, businesses and institutions.

As part of this survey, the County is interested in conducting market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences regarding methods of financing the CBN project and willingness to pay for the various costs to install and


Letter to the Editor: Otowi Station, This Town Will Miss You!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:06am
By Colleen Olinger
Former Owner of Otowi Station Bookstore

Otowi Station Bookstore and Science Museum Shop closed its doors a few days ago having served Los Alamos/White Rock residents and visitors for almost 20 years.

Before that, its parent store, Ojo de Dios Bookstore, served our community many more years.

Bart and I purchased Ojo de Dios in 1990 from Harold Burnett and expanded it to our brand new Otowi Station site in 1993.

We owned Otowi until late 2005, when Peggy Durbin and Michele Vochosky took over - encountering a very rough business climate.

The store is enveloped in

Food on the Hill: Scallop Coquille

on November 6, 2012 - 8:05am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Scallop Coquille
Photo by Sue York/
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Scallops
  • Total 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • salt/ pepper
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
Photo by Sue York/

Sauté shallot in 2 tablespoons butter, until soft.

Photo by Sue York/

Add scallops, bay leaf, thyme, wine and poach for 3 minutes.

Free Workshop: 'How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes'

on November 6, 2012 - 8:04am

LAEN News:

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network will host a free workshop on "How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes" at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.



Betsy Bailey, certified Dale Carnegie trainer in presentations, will present the workshop on how to increase listening levels and motivate others to action.


Baily's presentation is made available by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network (LAEN) and is open to the public on a first come basis. And it's free.


In a survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal with 200 large


Los Alamos County Proclaims November 'Mental Health Awareness Month'

on November 6, 2012 - 8:02am

Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer, right, presents a Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation to Executive Director Joy Beery of the Los Alamos Family Council and Director Larry Martinez of the North Central Region of Presbyterian Medical Services on Oct. 30. Photo by David Griggs


Mental Health Awareness Month Raises Awareness of Trauma and Impact on Children, Families, Communities

  • Healing the Invisible Wounds

On Oct. 30, Los Alamos County proclaimed the month of November as Mental Health Awareness Month. 

As such, the Los Alamos County Health Care Program is


Quidditch Comes to New Mexico This Weekend

on November 6, 2012 - 8:01am


Special to the Las Alamos Daily Post

Quidditch (the game in the Harry Potter books) comes to New Mexico this weekend.

The West by Southwest Showcase will feature a number of university and mercenary (club) teams in a regional competition sponsored by the IQA, the International Quidditch Association.

Caroline Wurden from Los Alamos will be in New Mexico to be a referee for the games. She is a member of Cal Quidditch (Berkeley) and a former co-captain.

More recently, Wurden has served as a referee.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Offers 'Tax Free' Shopping Day

on November 5, 2012 - 9:47pm


  • Celebrate our Freedom to Vote

Come by the Art Center after you vote for a Tax Free Shopping Day

To help you take a break from thinking about the government (after you vote), the Art Center

is offering a "tax free" shopping day. We'll even serve sparkling cider! On Tuesday Nov. 6,

we will cover the tax on any purchases you make here. Say "I voted!" and we'll even offer

you a sticker:


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2012

on November 5, 2012 - 12:49pm

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.

Oct. 25 at 1:47 p.m. / A business in the 100 block of Meadow Lane reported that it was the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $250.


Oct. 25 at 6:02 p.m. / Police arrested Eric Mahler, 30, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant in the 1100 block of Sioux Street.





Oct. 26 at 11:22 a.m.


November Lecture: Brief History of Wendover Airfield

on November 5, 2012 - 10:22am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Historical Society is pleased to offer its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”

The November lecture is a brief history of the Wendover Airfield in Utah by James Petersen

James Petersen’s talk on Historic Wendover Airfield will touch on the origin of Wendover, Utah, and then focus on the period from the inception of the Army Air Force base to the end of World War II.

The history of the B-17 and B-24 bomber training as well as the contribution of Wendover to the Manhattan project will be discussed.

The presentation will include original photographs from

Letter to the Editor: Vaccines - My Body My Choice

on November 5, 2012 - 9:46am
By Tara Mara
Los Alamos

Respectfully, I must take issue with the tone of Dr. Tom’s Letter to the Editor regarding the group of parents who met with their representative to discuss infringement of personal liberties.

The CDCs Recommended Vaccine Schedule is exactly that, a recommendation and I personally take their opinion into consideration before I make decisions about MY CHILD’s health.

The issue here that Dr. Tom fails to acknowledge is that this is not a vaccine issue but a parental rights issue.

No one is questioning the legitimacy of the vaccination program en mass or their

Rotarians Enhance LAHS Memorial Garden

on November 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Los Alamos Rotarians Eric Ferm and Chuck Tallman wield a two-man augur Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden. The men prepared the soil for the Saturday work party of Rotary Club members who planted flower bulbs in the garden. The Rotary Club holds weekly meetings at noon Tuesday's at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. This week's speaker is Jackie LaNew who will talk about the Accelerate Program at UNM-LA. To reserve a spot, call Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950. Photo by Gil Butler

Letter to the Editor: Concern Over Parental Rights, Not Vaccine Program

on November 5, 2012 - 9:04am
By Vivian Westfall
Los Alamos

This is in response to the letter to the editor by Dr. Tom Csanadi, "Vaccines-Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation."

There are several of us who were concerned over the recent changes to the vaccine exemption forms through the Department of Health (DOH.)

The concern was not that exemptions must be filed if one does not follow the vaccine schedule rigidly, but rather a concern that there is specific religious information being gathered and some parents were being turned down.

The challenge we parents find ourselves in is not one of