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Hoop-House Raising Celebrates Community Garden Funded by State Farm

on October 24, 2012 - 11:15am

From left, Pat Santoro, local State Farm Agent Lou Santoro, the State Farm Good Neigh Bear and local State Farm Office Manager Marcella Martinez hold a check for $96,250 to present to the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in support of an educational and outreach community garden in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

A small “barn-raising” was held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, in conjunction with a national State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant award presentation.

Youth and adult volunteers were invited to

Udall, Rockefeller Welcome National Academies' Study on Concussions in Youth Sports

on October 24, 2012 - 11:14am
Sen. Tom Udall speaks at a Senate Commerce Hearing on sports concussions and safety equipment marketing with Alexis Ball, a former UNM soccer player who testified about how sports concussions have impacted her life. Courtesy photo
Today U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.V. commended the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies for creating a committee to study sports-related concussions in youth.
"I appreciate the decision by the Institute of Medicine to move forward with our request," Udall said.

Los Alamos Daily Post Candidate Facebook Poll Results Are In

on October 24, 2012 - 11:14am


During the last week, the Los Alamos Daily Post conducted a non-scientific poll on Facebook. 

Readers were asked to cast their vote for one State Representative candidate for House District 43 and - because three seats are available - to vote their first, second and third choices for Los Alamos County Council.

The poll was open Oct. 16 through Oct. 23 and readers were informed that their name would appear on Facebook when they cast their vote. 

Readers who visited the poll totaled 597.

HD 43 Race Results:

Stephanie Garcia Richard: 46 votes
James Hall: 36 votes

Dig Pink Tonight as LAHS vs. Santa Fe

on October 24, 2012 - 8:43am


Los Alamos High School volleyball is playing Santa Fe High School tonight, Oct. 24.

The team is asking fans to dress in pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The game starts at 4 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasuim on the LAHS campus at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.


Challenge: Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days

on October 24, 2012 - 8:13am

Courtesy photo


National Novel Writing Month Kicks Off Nov. 1
'Everyone has it in Them to Write a Novel'

November has Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, blustery weather, and the change back to Standard Time - the perfect time to give thanks, contemplate life, curl up somewhere cozy, eat too much ... and write a novel.

November is also National Novel Writing Month and Los Alamos County Libraries are ready to support those with the steely resolve to write the required 50,000 words in 30 days.

On Nov.

Don't Be Afraid; Be Amazed at Bradbury High-Tech Halloween

on October 24, 2012 - 8:12am

Donivan Porterfield of LANL’s Chemistry Division makes and breaks flowers at the Cryogenics demonstration. Courtesy/BSM




The 19th annual High-Tech Halloween Friday Oct. 26 at the Bradbury Science Museum combines the wonders of science and engineering in a "spooktacular" setting.


Come to the museum between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and learn many things pertaining to Mars, with three feature presentations on robotics, cryogenics and physics.


Learn what the Los Alamos National Laboratory-built ChemCam is discovering on its exploration of the Mars surface.



Meet Derby Dames at Pajarito Brewpub Oct. 27

on October 24, 2012 - 8:12am

Council Hears More Discussion on Proposed Charter Changes

on October 23, 2012 - 8:17pm

County Contract Attorney Charles 'Chay' Rennick speaks on behalf of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) on the continued discussions of the recommendations from the CRC on Charter Article 5 regarding the ability to remove a utilities board member at will. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Contract Attorney Charles 'Chay' Rennick continues speaking on behalf of the Charter Review Committee (CRC), which has recommended a provision that allows removal of a utilities board member or manager at will.

Council Unanimously Approves Liquor License for Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue

on October 23, 2012 - 7:28pm

Dixie Girl owner Denise Lane's expression says it all - Los Alamos County Council gave unanimous approval this evening to the transfer of location for an on premise consumption liquor license submitted by Bliss on Tap, Inc. d/b/a Trinity Beverage Company. Lane's son, Jake Smith, sits next to his mother. Council candidate Pete Sheehey and resident Rose Stephens are seated in the audience behind Lane and Smith at tonight's Council meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Parks Crews to Work at Pond Wednesday and Thursday

on October 23, 2012 - 4:03pm


Wednesday, Oct. 24, Los Alamos County Parks Crews will be at Ashley Pond Park, stripping sod in front of the new dumpster walls on the north end of the Community Building.  

They will be transplanting some grasses and landscaping plants for a screen on the pond side of the dumpster walls.

Work should be completed by Thursday afternoon.


Marcia Kaplan to Speak on Crowdfunding

on October 23, 2012 - 10:17am

LAEN News:

Marcia Kaplan will present Crowdfunding starting at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 25 to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network at The Hive, 134 N.M., 4 in White Rock. The public is welcome.

Crowdfunding is an innovative new method of raising funds for one time creative projects, non-profits, social causes, and businesses.

Currently most campaigns are donation-based. If you or your organization wants to raise money for your project, cause, or business, you should attend this presentation to learn more about the crowdfunding opportunity.

Also, in April, as part of the JOBS Act


Meet Councilors at Saturday's Health Fair

on October 23, 2012 - 9:42am


Several of the Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Health Fair this Saturday, Oct. 27 at Griffith Gymnasium.

The Councilors look forward to visiting with citizens about current projects, issues and other topics.

Look for the Councilors in the Library’s booth at the gym.



Letter to the Editor: Vote for PRC Reform

on October 23, 2012 - 9:33am
By Fred Nathan
Founder and Executive Director
Think New Mexico
Vote for PRC Reform - Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4

Toward the end of your ballot in this coming election is an opportunity to professionalize and streamline New Mexico’s dysfunctional Public Regulation Commission (PRC) by voting in favor of Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4.  

This matters because no local, state or federal government agency directly affects more New Mexicans on a daily basis than the PRC.

In addition to approving the prices New Mexicans pay for electricity, natural gas, water, and landline

Navajo Nation Announces Support for Heather Wilson

on October 23, 2012 - 9:00am

Johnny Naize, speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE — The Navajo Nation, the largest American-Indian reservation in the state, announced its support for Heather Wilson, citing her platform to create jobs and protect New Mexico's energy industry.

"Mrs. Wilson, you have clearly voiced your stance in support of the jobs and economic revenues that the coal industry represents to our region," said Johnny Naize, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. "Like you we believe in caring for our environment and our people with a balanced approach.


Rep. Debbie Rodella Hosts Campaign Meet and Greet for Stephanie Garcia Richard

on October 23, 2012 - 7:06am

Rep. Debbie Rodella, the former representative for Cuba and Gallina area before redistricting, hosted a Meet and Greet with Gene and Peggy McCracken of Gallina for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, at El Bruno's restaurant in Cuba over the weekend. Rodella addressed the crowd and told them she was encouraged by Garcia Richard's commitment to level the playing field for small businesses and the need to close tax breaks for out of state corporations.

Time Extended for Public Comment on Transportation to Bandelier

on October 23, 2012 - 6:31am



The National Park Service (NPS) at Bandelier National Monument is developing a Transportation Plan/ Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) to improve transportation conditions in Bandelier National Monument.


The public comment period has been extended, and will now close Tuesday, Nov. 6,


The NPS is in the scoping phase of the project and needs and encourages public input during this initial comment period.


These comments are crucial to defining the issues and concerns to be addressed.


The public will have a second opportunity to comment on the plan/EA after

Food on the Hill: Wine Poached Stuffed Pears

on October 23, 2012 - 6:30am
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Wine Poached Stuffed Pears
Photo by Sue York/
4 pears, all about the same size and stands well. They need to be ripe, but still firm
1 cup white sugar
2 cups sweet red wine
2 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup of well chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar
Photo by Sue York/
Cut off the cap of each pear. Using a round core cutter and a 1/4 teaspoon measure spoon and a thin sharp knife remove the core of each pear very carefully. Do not cut the pear all the way through the bottom. Very

Local Woman Shares Some Difficult Times

on October 23, 2012 - 6:27am
Kay Dreamtrader of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Woman Who Suffered Emotional Distress Hopes to Inspire Others
By Carol A. Clark
Kay Dreamtrader is a medical assistant at Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic in Los Alamos.
She went through some very difficult periods in her life in the last few years and decided to share her experiences with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the hopes that she might help others.
"I went thru a very sudden and devastating break up of a nine-year relationship in the fall of 2009," Dreamtrader said.

LAHS Olions Put On Entertaining, Fast-Paced Show

on October 23, 2012 - 6:22am

LAHS Olions from left, Daniel Hill kneeling, Dimitry Bronszi, Mirelle Naud and Haley Henson in "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" at Topper Theater. Courtesy photo

Review By Maire O'neill

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club opened their season this weekend with a "whodunit" called "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop.

Directed by Rachel Peck, the show is a funny thriller with one twist coming after another. You have a German maid, an Irish tenor, an uncover cop and no one is really what they seem.

This is the first full production the Olions have put on in the

Join Dorothy Hoard for Hike Across Beanfield Mesa

on October 23, 2012 - 6:20am

Beanfield Bend. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Join PEEC at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 for a hike across historic Beanfield Mesa. Living Treasure, author and local historian Dorothy Hoard will lead participants around the mesa top, past historic locations and to spectacular viewpoints.

Prior to 1943, two old roads were built to access a farm high atop Beanfield Mesa. Located across Rendija Canyon north of Barranca Mesa, the mesa featured a substantial line cabin (unfortunately lost in the 2000 Cerro Grande fire.)

Those farmers tended crops on Beanflield Mesa, but the history of the mesa also


LAHS Golfers Continue Play at Bosque HS Invitational

on October 23, 2012 - 6:15am

Jennifer Necker, 8th grader on the LAHS girls golf team, tees off at #1 at Albuquerque Country Club Monday. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School boys golf team takes 4th place with a 385. Raul Roybal shot 78 and earned his 2nd individual qualifying leg towards state.

The girls golf team only had 3 plays today so there was no team score and no individual qualifiers.


'Pitch Perfect' – A Perfect Melody of Laughter and Fun

on October 23, 2012 - 6:15am

Photo Courtesy/Universal Pictures

Movie Review by Kirsten Laskey

This is a great time of year to go to the cinema. After a period of lackluster listings on the marquees, we are now in the season when all the exciting and heavily anticipated movies begin to put a shine on the theaters’ signs.

Take for instance the Reel Deal Theater’s listings – they are showing “Argo” and “The Master” – two very poignant and dramatic pieces that plow deep in their examination of human nature and the word.

Despite these movies’ dramatic flair, I didn’t see either film.

Kristin Henderson to Address Charter Amendments Thursday at The Hive

on October 23, 2012 - 6:13am
LAEN News:
Kristin Henderson, candidate for County Council will speak to members of the Los Alamos Entreprenuers Network (LAEN) on the proposed County Charter amendments.
Henderson will speak during LAEN's weekly brown-bag networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
There will be time for Q&A following Henderson's talk and the public is invited to attend.

Fall Gathering Conference Features Dr. Doug Weiss

on October 23, 2012 - 6:13am

Dr. Doug Weiss. Courtesy Photo

FBC News:

The First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is hosting a Fall Gathering Conference on Oct. 27 and 28 focusing on "Building Stronger Marriage, Parenting, & Family - Relationships." 

Dr. Doug Weiss is the guest speaker at the conference. First Baptist Church is at 2200 Diamond Dr.

Weiss is a licensed psychologist and the executive director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He has appeared as an expert on many national TV shows including Dr. Phil, Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America and the 700 Club.

Weiss has authored more

Pete Sheehey Knocks on Doors in White Rock

on October 23, 2012 - 6:04am

Los Alamos County Council candidate Pete Sheehey was spotted attaching a campaign sign to a chain linked fence at the corner of Rover Boulevard and Bryce Street. Sheehey spent time Sunday knocking on doors and discussing the issues with home owners in the White Rock neighborhood and getting permission to post his signs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/