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Football Game Canceled

on October 29, 2012 - 8:29pm

LAHS News:

The C team football game for today has been canceled.

Capital does not have enough players to play.


‘Deadliest Day’ for Child Pedestrian Fatalities

on October 29, 2012 - 7:10pm



Two Decades of Data Reveal Risks Beyond the Candy

Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day.

State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, teamed up with research expert, Bert Sperling of Sperling’s BestPlaces, to better understand the risk kids face as they take to the streets in search of treats.

Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age

Letter to the Editor: Attack Ads

on October 29, 2012 - 8:21am
By Khalil J Spencer
Los Alamos

If Citizens United is not overturned or modified, the County is going to have to send us larger recycling and garbage bins at election season to handle the third-party PAC attack ads in our mailboxes.
Not to mention, most of us will unplug our phones. Come to think of it, much of this literature smells too badly to be put in our recycling bins.
Perhaps, therefore, the solution to Citizens United is these PACs need to be taxed heavily to support our solid waste disposal systems.

In local races, we have to see each other on the street the next morning.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 18 to Oct. 24, 2012

on October 29, 2012 - 6:28am

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. 18 at 1:04 a.m. / A 31-year-old Fort Hancock, Texas man reported that he was battered in the 2400 block of Trinity Drive.


Oct. 18 at 1:16 a.m. / Police arrested Herman Nanez, 46, of Amarillo, Texas in the 2400 block of Trinity Drive and charged him with battery and for an outstanding warrant.

Oct. 18 at 1:23 p.m.


Column: Management of Power - The Slytherins Have Won

on October 29, 2012 - 6:27am

Column By Elena Yang

Management of Power: the Slytherins have won

In the last entry, I noted that those who craved extreme power seemed to be one dimensional in their evilness and their use of power was inevitably unidirectional. 

This doesn’t happen very often in real life – thank goodness – and probably even less likely in organizations, one hopes. 

However, in modern organizations, most managers with a lot of power rather resemble those described for the Slytherin House members in Harry Potter books; by that I mean most managers, especially at the top levels, make their way

Bingaman and Udall Endorse Stephanie Garcia Richard

on October 29, 2012 - 6:24am


ELECTION 2012 News:

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall were in full support this weekend as they both announced endorsements of Stephanie Garcia Richard for House District 43.

“You have a lot of great candidates before you this election, but none more committed to the residents of HD43 than my friend, and your Democratic House candidate, Stephanie Garcia Richard,” Bingaman said in a news release. “I know Stephanie, I know she will work hard to provide tax relief to working families, bring jobs back to the district, and improve education.”

Bingaman had just


Letter to the Editor: Rotary Expresses Gratitude

on October 29, 2012 - 6:20am
By Linda Hull, president
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank the community for its generous support of our recent flower bulbs fund-raiser to support our annual end-of-year financial awards to Los Alamos High School seniors. 

Through the hard work of a dedicated Club committee and the interest of our many customers, we also collected numerous donations of bulbs purchased for the new LAHS Memorial Garden, which is being designed and built through collaborations among our Rotary Club, Los Alamos Public Schools, Oasis Landscape, and Los Alamos


Rinard Wins Embroiderer's Gold Thread Award

on October 29, 2012 - 6:19am

CAROLE RINARD. Courtesy photo

EGA News:

Santa Fe Enchantment, the 2012 national seminar of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, will bring more than 600 needlework enthusiasts from across the country to Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque from Oct. 28 through Nov. 2. 

Participants will attend classes in all facets of needle arts. Members of the local Pajarito Chapter of EGA are excited to have the opportunity to study with noted teachers without having to travel a long distance.

While registration for the seminar is now closed, the public is invited to come to Buffalo Thunder during that week to


A Moment in Time: The Odyssey of the Segesser Hides

on October 29, 2012 - 6:18am

Segesser II, depicting a 1720s expedition to root out French raiders. Photo by Blair Clark, NM/DCA.


Historian Thomas E. Chávez speaks about and signs copies of his new book, A Moment in Time: The Odyssey of New Mexico's Segesser Hide Paintings (Rio Grande Books, 2012), an anthology that includes 14 articles by prominent scholars, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in Santa Fe.

The event is free with admission; Sundays free to New Mexico residents.

Contributors to A Moment in Time include Fray Angélico Chávez; Joe S.

Letter to the Editor: What Are We Voting On Anyway?

on October 29, 2012 - 6:16am
By Joel M. Williams
Los Alamos

One would gather that the voters are voting on a bunch of amendments to the charter so that the revision is final and ratified by us.

Apparently, NOT SO. We have just gotten a new administrator whose input would be valuable, but there seems to be an effort to drive the CRC's revision through with all haste.

So, why are we now in the throes of MORE amendments by the council while we are voting?

Sounds like the CRC and the council are piecemealing it to us and certainly do NOT have a firm grasp on the total situation/package.

Superintendent Unveils Draft Strategic Plan

on October 28, 2012 - 11:55pm

County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne provides an update to school board members on the Trinity Site project. He explained since the Kroger Company received the lease for the development from the North American Development Group, they have been very active in the project. The Kroger Company has met to do pre-planning and has begun geo-tech and survey work. The next big step, Lynne said, is to submit a site plan for approval: "So they are plowing straight ahead."  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

“The future of Los Alamos is very bright,” Los Alamos Public

American Legion Post 90 to Host 2012 Veterans Day Ceremony

on October 28, 2012 - 11:15pm


This year's Veterans Day community celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr.

All Veterans, their families and friends, as well as the general public are invited to attend. The local theme is “Honoring the Vietnam Veteran.”

More than 3 million men and women served in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.

Veterans Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the 23 million living Veterans who have honorably served their country in both wartime and peacetime. 

There are currently 1.4

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Hoodoos for Halloween?

on October 28, 2012 - 11:00pm
PEEC Amateur Naturalist

Column by Robert Dryja

How many of us remember when we had to evacuate Los Alamos due to the Cerro Grande forest fire? 

Many drove down the forest road through Rendija Canyon that passes by the Sportsmen’s Club as part of evacuating Los Alamos and remember this part of the evacuation very well.

But how many of us recall the tall, silent hoodoo rock formations that stood beside the road as we drove by? 

About six of these sentinels stand near the road, one of them almost 20 feet tall.


Governor Rallies For Heather Wilson Saturday

on October 28, 2012 - 9:58pm

Rio Arriba Republican Party Chair Geraldine Sanchez introduces U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson, Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. House District 3 candidate Jeff Byrd during a rally in the Convento at the plaza in Espanola Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson speaks to the crowd inside the Convento in Espanola Saturday. The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico's largest newspaper, endorsed Heather Wilson today, Oct.

Governor Knocks on Los Alamos Doors for Jim Hall

on October 28, 2012 - 9:47pm

Gov. Susana Martinez joined Republican Rep. Jim Hall as he knocked on doors in Los Alamos neighborhoods Saturday including Tiffany Court. Hall is campaigning for HD43 and he and the governor spoke to residents about local issues and asked for their vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Gov. Susana Martinez and Rep. Jim Hall speak with residents in Los Alamos neighborhoods Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

County Council Chair Sharon Stover, center, met up with other supporters in the Los Alamos National Bank parking lot on Trinity Drive Saturday who fanned out in

Bishop's Lodge Buries Time Capsule

on October 28, 2012 - 9:23pm

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop's Lodge Road in Santa Fe, hosted a celebration Friday to commemorate its 95-year anniversary as a resort approaching in 2013. Bishop's Lodge Managing Director Richard Verruni presents opening remarks at the site where the time capsule will be buried. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

At Friday's ceremony, former Santa Fe Mayor Larry Delgado prepares to place his pocket knife in the time capsule that commemorated Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa's 95-year anniversary. Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Wurzburger added the book she is holding to the

Pete Domenici Endorses Jim Hall for HD-43

on October 28, 2012 - 11:23am


ELECTION 2012 News:

Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., came out this morning to endorse State Rep. Jim Hall for House District 43.

“Like me, Jim Hall has fought daily to protect Los Alamos National Labs. He has fought for LANL as a community member, a city councilor and now as a state representative. I’m proud to endorse Jim Hall for state representative,” Domenici said in a news release.


Hall thanked Domenici for his support of the labs and of his campaign saying, “We all owe Sen. Domenici a debt of gratitude for all he has done for our labs.


Hilltopper Volleyball Wins 3-1 at Espanola to Secure District Title

on October 28, 2012 - 10:43am
Claire Stewart and Allyssa Tedder block at net. Photo by Alan Kirk
Brianna Montano with kill. Photo by Alan Kirk
Danielle Ortiz and Allyssa Tedder work on return pass. Photo by Alan Kirk
Samantha Fenner hits kill shot from middle. Photo by Alan Kirk

Letter to the Editor: Don’t Let 'C.A.V.E. People' Torpedo Future

on October 28, 2012 - 9:47am
By William T. Sellers
Los Alamos

Sometimes one simply has to step outside the immediate “box” of one’s perspective to see the bigger picture of what’s really at stake.  

In his seminal work, Civilisation, the great British historian Kenneth Clark details the vignette of a decaying ancient city perched high above a river valley for protection, one that had long outlived its earlier dynamism, and now was suddenly confronted with the immediate danger of a barbarian horde camped out in the valley below.  

As the indolent citizenry pondered their impending fate with some trepidation, the

Local Vehicle Rolls Off Cliff

on October 28, 2012 - 9:27am

An unoccupied Toyota Sequoia rolled off a cliff from the driveway of a home on Solana in Los Alamos at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. No one was injured by the incident. It took the driver of a wrecker about two hours to position the vehicle for removal. "Amazingly, the car was driven away from the scene," a witness told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Nina Thayer

Photo by Nina Thayer