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Craig Martin Experience Plays The Blue Window Aug. 4

on July 27, 2012 - 9:32am

BLUE WINDOW News:

Members of The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

The Blue Window Bistro is celebrating its second year of business under the ownership of Melissa Paternoster with a Jazz Night featuring The Craig Martin Experience Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

The Craig Martin Experience, led by Craig Martin, includes Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Mandy Markensteiner on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, Rob Heineman on bass, John Frary on drums and Craig Martin on tenor

Kiwanis Presents Scholarship to Erin Burr

on July 27, 2012 - 7:22am

KIWANIS News:

Kiwanis awarded an educational scholarship to Los Alamos High School graduate Erin Burr Tuesday. From left, Thomas Burr, Lynn Finnegan, Burr, and Kiwanis Second Vice President Karen Kendall. Burr will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins this fall to study dance and health with a focus on exercise science. She participated in Dance Arts Los Alamos from the age of 3 and has performed in several local Nutcracker performances. Burr also served on the United Way Youth Team and Los Alamos Youth Leadership. Photo by Sharon Stover
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Kinkead and Kluegel Tie for Best Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on July 27, 2012 - 1:13am
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Six pace race participants tied for three top delta times in this week's race held on American Springs Road in the Jemez Mountains.
 
Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel tied for best prediction at 24 seconds off their predicted time. 
 
Dara McKinney and Christie Kelly each had a 28 second differential and Katie Gattiker and Bob Edgar both came in at 33 seconds off.
 
Daniel Romero was the fastest male finisher on the one mile course at 6:24. 
 
Holly Trellue was the top female with a time of 12:39.
 
On the three mile course, Orion

LANL Fuel Cell Research and Partnership with Chevron - Tour

on July 26, 2012 - 2:02pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fuel Cell Research Scientist, Tommy Rockward, displays a fuel cell's catalyzing membrane to community members. Photo Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

 

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part report on LANL's Regional Community Leaders' Breakfast meeting and tours. Part one can be viewed by clicking HERE.

By Greg Kendall

Energy security for the United States is a rapidly growing mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Bridge Club Hosts 3-Day Sectional Tournament

on July 26, 2012 - 1:36pm

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By Michelle Rudy
Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club

The Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club is hosting the "Atomic City Sectional"  tournament at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Friday through Sunday.

Up to 100 visitors will be in town, some staying two to three nights and looking for a good meal.

If you want to play, sessions start at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27.

A partner is helpful, but not necessary. Visitors welcome.

For more information, see the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club tournament webpage document by clicking HERE (pdf format.)

Coalition Requests Support for LANL Funding From DOE and New Mexico's Congressional Delegation

on July 26, 2012 - 10:34am

COUNTY News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition), along with representatives from Gov. Susana Martinez’s Office, the Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Chambers of Commerce, and other New Mexico business leaders visited Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the importance of funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the impact of funding cuts on New Mexico’s economy and employment rate.

The group met with members of the New Mexico delegation and U.S.

Former Spy to Appear on Sunday's Report From Santa Fe

on July 26, 2012 - 10:29am

Former CIA Operations Officer Valerie Plame, left, with "Report From Santa Fe" host Lorene Mills. Courtesy photo

This week: Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA Operations Officer will be interviewed on “REPORT FROM SANTA FE” on Ch. 5 at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 29. 

Plame Wilson is the author of “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.” She is highly trained in the field of nuclear proliferation and openly continues this work as a leader In “Global Zero” - an international movement to eliminate the global nuclear threat.

On Sunday's program, the former spy is scheduled to

Learn about the History & Launch of the Los Alamos Daily Post

on July 26, 2012 - 10:28am

Carol A. Clark, publisher. Photo by Karen Kendall

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network presents Carol A. Clark, publisher speaking at 6:30 p.m. today, July 26 at The Hive in White Rock (Next to Metzgers.)

Clark will talk about the history and launch of her online newspaper, the Los Alamos Daily Post.

She will demonstrate the online newspaper features and take questions from the audience about the quick success of this new information resource for the community. The public is welcome.

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Los Alamos-Operated Mobile Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facility Used for Understanding Earth’s Climate System

on July 26, 2012 - 10:14am

This observatory is part of an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, and includes dozens of sophisticated instruments that take continuous ground-based measurements of clouds, aerosols, and other atmospheric properties. | Photo courtesy of the ARM Climate Research Facility. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Energy today announced that scientists are beginning an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts designed to improve model  simulations of  the Earth’s climate system.

Sign Swap Underway at Hilltop House Hotel

on July 26, 2012 - 10:04am

The new sign for the Hilltop House Hotel arrived Wednesday but the rainstorm halted progress on its installation until today. The hotel's Best Western sign has been covered beneath a tarp since the hotel rebranded itself as the Hilltop House Hotel and Conference Center last month. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

The Best Western sign comes down to make way for the new Hilltop House Hotel sign today. Photo by Leland S. Lehman 

Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Photo by Leland S. Lehman

 

 

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Going to Great Lengths for that Special View

on July 26, 2012 - 9:35am

A man is spotted watching Wednesday's sunset from a daring vantage point on the Overlook Promontory hanging above the Rio Grande. Buckman Mesa is visible in the background. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Turf Goes Down 'Behind the Fence' at LAMS

on July 26, 2012 - 8:58am

This photo taken "behind the fence" at the Los Alamos Middle School shows the school's turf project is now in full swing. About three-fourths of the turf is down on the field and work is starting on the running track. The project is on schedule for completion before the start of school Aug. 15. Courtesy/LAPS
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Measurement Could Advance Speed Innovation in Solar Devices

on July 26, 2012 - 8:46am

Sections of the new NIST measurement system's LED plate are shown. A water-coolant system on the back (a) keeps the operating temperature constant. Collectively, the different-colored LEDs (b) generate light in wavelengths covering much of the solar spectrum. LEDs in the second row from the bottom emit most of their radiation in the near infrared region and appear very faint to the human eye. Light from the last row of LEDs is completely invisible. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Mud Puddle Reflects Sunset

on July 26, 2012 - 8:45am

A mud puddle reflects the spectacular sky that followed Wednesday's rainstorm in the Pajarito Acres area of White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos
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Udall Votes to Cut New Mexico Taxes

on July 26, 2012 - 8:37am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. voted Wednesday to extend tax cuts for more than 98 percent of New Mexico middle-class families. The Middle Class Tax Relief Bill, S. 3412, passed the Senate by a vote of 51-48.
 
"The average New Mexico family of four makes less than $45,000 a year and extending tax cuts for them is critical," Udall said. "The bill we passed today would benefit 98 percent of New Mexico families and businesses to help keep our economy moving forward."
 
The Senate-passed package continues tax cuts for 97 percent of small businesses and 98 percent families nationwide.
 
It
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Rain Washes Out 15th Street Today

on July 25, 2012 - 6:27pm

COUNTY News:

The road construction activities on 15th Street between Trinity and Central Avenue were flooded with this afternoon's rain event, making the roadway impassable.

This section of 15th Street has been closed until conditions improve. RMCI will be working diligently to reopen this road as soon as possible.

Motorists are urged to use 20th Street or Knecht Street as alternative routes. Those wishing to access businesses in this section of 15th Street are asked to park off Deacon Street and are reminded to use area crosswalks.

For additional information, please contact the Public

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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: July 26, 2012

on July 25, 2012 - 4:45pm

Editor's Note: Updates at bottom 7/27/12 3pm.

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com. 

Joe Hayes: New Mexico's Centennial Storyteller
7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Fuller Lodge

While Joe Hayes, an official Centennial author, doesn't have a specific centennial program, he will tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico's diverse cultures.

Golf Course Springs a Leak

on July 25, 2012 - 4:26pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County staff announced today that there is a water leak in a pressurized irrigation line at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

The irrigation line, which serves the Golf Course south of Diamond Drive has been shut off and water trucks are being used to water the greens, tee boxes and fairways until irrigation service can be restored.

County staff will be running a camera through the irrigation line in an attempt to isolate the leak location and damage.

Once the extent of damage is assessed, the appropriate repairs will be made.

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WHITE ROCK’S ART & ARTISANS MARKET: Call for Patrons

on July 25, 2012 - 4:18pm

The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market this Sunday, July 29. 

The location will be an outdoor space held at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public who attend. 

The Hive is also close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument. 

We will be featuring several local artists. Michael Martinez who creates Native Jewelry, Jennifer Moss who makes handmade ethnic jewelry, Gadiel Ramirez who specializes in homemade chili and corn decorations along with produce. 

Come

New Beginnings Church Fire Still a Mystery

on July 25, 2012 - 3:38pm

LAFD News:

As of Tuesday, July 24, the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the July 4 fire, which destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church, 112 East Road.

At the present time, the fire is still classified as "under investigation" and information is still being gathered and processed.

The process of fire investigation is complex and takes time and resources to come to a conclusion of what took place before and

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LANL Hosts Regional Community Leaders' Breakfast

on July 25, 2012 - 3:30pm

From left, Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan, Lori Heimdahl Gibson and Mellis Schmidt mingle at the Regional Community Leaders' Breakfast Tuesday at LANL. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

By Greg Kendall

Tuesday morning, the Los Alamos National Laboratory held a Regional Community Leaders' Breakfast at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

LANL community breakfast events are held periodically. The focus of this event was LANL's partnerships with industry and governments.

Terry Wallace, Principal LANL Associate Director, Global Security, described

Council and DPU Wrestle with Rising Sewer Costs

on July 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

Los Alamos County Council members held a joint work session with the Department of Public Utilities Board, County officials and DPU officials to discuss sewer conditions and rate issues Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, right, addresses the need to replace the aging infrastructure of the local sewer system as DPU Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt listens.
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Bobby Keys & The Attitudes Perform Friday at LANB

on July 25, 2012 - 2:26pm

By Russ Gordon

Keith Richards says in his autobiography, “Life” that Bobby Keys is “My closest pal. A soul of rock ‘n roll, a solid man, and also a depraved maniac.” I hope that interests you because Bobby is playing the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes this Friday, July 27 at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7PM.

Bobby is best known as the “6th” man of the Rolling Stones. He says “I’m not a member of the Stones but a well-paid assistant.” He is the sax player with the best known solos in the world.

Dixie Girl Opens for Dinner this Thursday!

on July 25, 2012 - 1:50pm

Denise Lane. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Owner Denise Lane of the Dixie Girl on Central Avenue announced that her restaurant will begin serving dinner 5-9 p.m., three days a week beginning Thursday, July 26.

The Dixie Girl will serve dinner 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and continue to serve lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Lane explained that alcoholic beverages will not be served at the restaurant because she must wait 100 days for her liquor license to become effective, which is the end of August.

At that time she will open the

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