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N.M. 4 Semi Crash - Care Flight Landing

on September 18, 2012 - 4:46pm

Video from today's N.M. 4 semi-trailer crash showing Care Flight landing at the back gate of LANL.  This video was taken with a hand-held cell phone camera by Greg Kendall/

UPDATE: Police Re-open N.M. 4 to Jemez Mountains

on September 18, 2012 - 4:36pm

Photo: Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster

The Los Alamos Daily Post received official word that N.M. 4 into the Jemez Mountains from Los Alamos has re-opened to traffic in both directions following a crash earlier today. 

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster released a statement saying that at approximately 11:15 a.m. today, a White 1998 International Flatbed truck was heading eastbound on N.M. 4 near milepost 49 when it exited the roadway and fell approximately 200 feet before coming to rest in the forest.

"The vehicle was being driven by 51-year-old Francisco Maes of Willard, N.M.


LANL Taps Mousseau for Associate Director of Environmental Programs

on September 18, 2012 - 2:39pm

Jeffrey Mousseau has been named the new associate director for Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL


Mousseau Will Oversee Transuranic Waste Disposal and Environmental Cleanup Projects

Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced that Jeffrey Mousseau has been hired as the new associate director for Environmental Programs.

Mousseau currently works as a senior project manager for the Laboratory’s transuranic waste disposal program.

In his new position, he will oversee this program as well as other key environmental cleanup and monitoring

BREAKING NEWS: N.M. 4 to Jemez Mountain Closed Following Rollover

on September 18, 2012 - 2:17pm

Tire tracks and a broken guard rail mark where a semi-truck left the roadway on N.M. 4, the road down from the Jemez Mountains to Los Alamos and Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff report

New Mexico State Road 4 is currently closed due to a paint truck that went off the "second hair pin" turn at mile marker 49 out of Los Alamos a short while ago today. The driver was care-flighted to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

His truck left the highway and landed 200-300 yards down a steep rugged cliff into Bandelier National Monument property. 



International Dignitaries Tour NEDO Smart House

on September 18, 2012 - 1:46pm

Dignitaries from Japan join officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County, Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in Monday's NEDO Smart House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Photo by Greg Kendall/

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Los Alamos County Council Chair Stover, NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa and other dignitaries tour the NEDO Smart House Monday. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Local, state, national and international officials tour the NEDO Smart House including this garage area.

Food on the Hill: Honey Almond Brittle

on September 18, 2012 - 12:53pm
"Food on the Hill" by Sue York
This week's recipe:
Honey Almond Brittle
Photo by Sue York/
2 Cups of brown sugar (you can use white sugar if you wish, it will just be lighter)
¾ cup honey
¾ cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 ½ cups slivered toasted almonds (crumbled)
***Be careful cooking candy on the stove- it can be like molten lava if you spill it.***
Place slivered almonds on a baking tray and toast then in the oven at 350 degrees until golden in color. Watch them very carefully, they can burn quick. Cool and crumble by

Chamber's FAN44 Members Gather at Blue Window

on September 18, 2012 - 12:46pm

Gathering at Friday's FAN44 networking event at the Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave., from left, Georgia Strickfaden of Atomic City Tours By Buffalo Tours, Kim Lazarus of B-Fit Chiropractic, Sandra West of Los Alamos Cooperative Market, Michelle Tange of The Education Plan and Connie Proulx of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce's FAN44 stands for Food and Networking for four, and is based upon a rotation of interested Chamber members who meet every other Friday for lunch. Sixteen restaurants are involved and nearly 80 Chamber members.

Rep. Jim Hall Lectures at UNM-Los Alamos

on September 18, 2012 - 11:17am


UNM-LA guest lecturer Dist. 43 House Rep. Jim Hall presented to County Councilor Mike WIsmer's American Politics Class Monday night, an overview of the 2012 Legislative Session focusing on basic state finances, the legislative budget process and outcomes and a lecture describing the recent redistricting process. See presentations at Photo by Mandy Marksteiner 

Rep. Ben Ray Luján Visits Local Democratic Party

on September 18, 2012 - 6:27am

By Greg Kendall

Gathering Saturday at the Democratic Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square, from left, New Mexico House Dist. 43 Democratic candidate Stephanie Richard, Los Alamos County Council candidates Michael Redondo and Pete Sheehey, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Co-chairs Robyn Schultz and Mike Wheeler. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall


On Saturday, after attending the Next Big Idea Festival in downtown Los Alamos, Rep.


Campaign Manager Stands in for Byrd

on September 18, 2012 - 6:26am

Byrd Campaign Manager Rey Herrera. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

By Greg Kendall

GOP Dist. 3 Congressional candidate Jefferson Byrd was unable to attend Saturday's grand opening celebration of the Republican Party of Los Alamos Headquarters, 1362 D-1 Trinity Dr.

Standing in for Byrd, his Campaign Manager Rey Herrera spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post about his candidate's hopes for beating Democratic incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Luján.

Herrera said that the big issues are easily seen in comparing Congressional Districts 2 and 3.

"We don’t have to go very far to see Congressional


LAHS Fall Golf Invitational Draws 16 Schools

on September 17, 2012 - 11:49pm

Aislinn McDonald putting for a birdie on hole 9 for the Los Alamos High School girls team. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

The Los Alamos High School Fall Golf Invitational included 115 golfers from 16 different schools.

The LAHS girls golf team earned its first state qualifying leg of the 2012/2013 season. Three qualifying legs are required to get to state. It's a good position to be with 11 tournaments to compete in between now and next April, said Coach Mike Lippiatt, adding that the team only needs two more qualifiers.


Local Teen Whitewater Kayaker Wins the Colorado River Gore Canyon Race

on September 17, 2012 - 11:26pm

Jessie Bohn, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was the youngest competitor and had the fastest time in the women's kayak division in the Gore Canyon Race held on Aug. 18, 2012.

Jessie also had the fastest women's time down the course and was awarded "Queen of Gore Race 2012".

Courtesy Photo

The Gore Canyon Race is held every August on the the Class IV-V Section of Gore Canyon on the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado.

The down river race is for kayaks, rafts and any other river craft that can make it through the canyon's rapids.


Geological Society Meets Tuesday, Sept. 18

on September 17, 2012 - 11:19pm


The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
The featured speaker will be Greg Conklin, MS Optira Inc. His talk is entitled, "LIDAR (Light Ranging and Detection) Techniques and Use". LIDAR is a commercial technique that utilizes phase based lasers to collect measurements of points on the surface of a physical object. These points can be projected into 3D space and used to make 3D meshes and solids. Mr.

First of Six LANL Protesters Set to Face Judge

on September 17, 2012 - 2:15pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory protesters from left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist following their release from the Los Alamos County Detention Center Aug. 6 after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. Photo by Greg Kendall/
Editor's Note Sept. 17: Due to a scheduling conflict, the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been set yet.  
Staff report
The first of six protesters arrested Aug. 6 during an anti-nuke demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory is

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 2012

on September 17, 2012 - 6:50am

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.

Sept. 6 at 10:45 a.m. / A juvenile from Santa Fe reported being the victim of battery at Los Alamos High School and a Los Alamos juvenile was charged with aggravated battery and referred to the juvenile probation officer while a Santa Fe juvenile was charged with public affray and referred to the juvenile probation officer.


Sept. 6 at 1:08 p.m.


Children Have Laser-Sharp Perception: We Should Learn From Them Sometimes, if Not all the Time.

on September 17, 2012 - 6:49am

Column by Elena Yang

When Maurice Sendak passed away last spring, I had some thoughts about learning from children.

I learned from Sendak’s interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air,, why he stopped offering autographs and visiting classrooms: because he ended up frightening children and making them miserable. 

How so?


LACDC's Holsapple Reflects on Next Big Idea Festival

on September 17, 2012 - 6:45am

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, center, visits the Los Alamos Visualization Associates dome at the conclusion of Saturday's Next Big Idea Festival. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff report

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post at the conclusion of the Next Big Idea Festival Saturday. 

Holsapple reflected on the day's events:

“To me, this is just an excellent demonstration of the idea of the creative district.

Washington Post Columnist Claims Los Alamos in Disrepair

on September 17, 2012 - 6:15am
Column by Greg Kendall

In the Washington Post's National Security section is a two-part report, "Aging U.S. nuclear arsenal slated for costly and long-delayed modernization," published on Saturday, Sept. 15.




A frontal view of four B-61 nuclear free-fall bombs on a bomb cart. Courtesy/DoD

Dana Priest writes:

"... parts of Los Alamos are in serious disrepair. Inside one critical building, pipes carrying dangerous wastewater are duct-taped together at the joints to plug leaks; plastic bags have been wrapped around the tape to trap seepage.

The building,

White Rock Visitor Center Opens Sept. 28

on September 17, 2012 - 6:13am
Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The new White Rock Visitor Center Complex at 115 N.M. 4 is scheduled to open its doors during a grand opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28.
The 3,281 square foot Visitor Center, located along New Mexico Highway 4 (N.M. 4), the gateway to Bandelier National Monument, will serve as a tourist center and local transit hub to and from Bandelier and the Los Alamos townsite.

Concurrent with the building of the White Rock Visitor Center, Los Alamos County Public Works Department also reconstructed the section of N.M.

IHM Concert: 'Music of Faith, Grace & Love' on Sept. 30

on September 17, 2012 - 6:12am

IHMC News:

"Music of Faith, Grace & Love" is the theme of an upcoming concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

The public is invoted to attend this musical program, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and will feature classical, sacred and contemporary Christian music.

Performances will spotlight the talents of various vocalists, chamber choirs, pianists, guitarists, violinists and the Black Mesa Brass Quintet.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to benefit the Cathy LeClaire Memorial Organ fund.

Immaculate Heart of