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Inez Ross Book Signing at Ruby K’s Oct. 18

on October 8, 2012 - 7:09am

Local author Inez Ross will sign her latest book, "Blaize Castle" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


By Mandy Marksteiner

With her red feathery hat and short curly hair, longtime Los Alamos resident Inez Ross is easy to recognize. And so are her popular romance novels.

The local author will have a book signing to promote her latest novel, Blaize Castle, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave., Suite 2.

Attendees will be able to buy a signed copy of Blaize Castle and meet the author.

Ross is a


New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más

on October 8, 2012 - 7:08am

Courtesy MIFA


An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know and consume it today is set to open Dec. 9 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más.

New World Cuisine explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many of the tastiest dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico.

High resolution media images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

The mixing of peoples and foods—the fusion of cultures and traditions referred to as


Masonic Waffle Event Aids Habitat for Humanity

on October 8, 2012 - 7:08am


The community is invited to attend the Masonic Waffle Breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos Masonic Lodge at 15th Street and Canyon Road.

The charity breakfast costs $7; $3 for children age 6 and under, with the proceeds going to benefit the Habitat for Humanity - Espanola Valley and Los Alamos Building Kindness Home Repair Program

A truck will be parked at the event to accept donations of items for the Habitat Thrift Store as well as new and used building supplies for the Habitat ReStore.


Smith's Gas Station Construction Nears Completion

on October 8, 2012 - 7:07am

Construction of the new Smith's Gas Station on Trinity Drive at Knecht Street is nearing completion. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

The cigarette racks at the new Smith's Gas Station are stocked. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/

Stock Up for Winter at Thursday's Farmers Market

on October 8, 2012 - 7:06am

LAFM News:

The weather is turning colder and there are a limited number of market days left for this season.

Stock up for the winter at the Los Alamos Farmers Market  running 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

FInd plenty of Roasted Green Chile / Peppers / Carrots / Red Chile / Sage and Corn Decorations / Salad Greens / Squash / Garlic / Onions / Beets / Chard / Broccoli / Potatoes of every color / Winter Squashes / Salad Greens / Tomatoes / Jams / Cucumbers / Cider / Lamb / Goat Cheeses / Cow’s Milk and Butter / Breads / Pizzas / Sticky Buns /

County Line Highlights Special Council Meeting on Charter

on October 7, 2012 - 7:37pm


Monday, Oct. 8 is the observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos Public Schools are closed; however, Los Alamos County offices are open for business and all services are in operation.

No Council Meeting Next Week

They'll take a week off and be back for their monthly Work Session at
7 p.m., Oct. 16 at White Rock Fire Station #3. Watch next week's newsletter for more details about what's coming up on their agenda.

Special Council Meeting in Two Weeks About Charter Items

The Council announced they'll meet
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.


Letter to the Editor: Issues or Emotions - PAC Activities Pollute the Political Process

on October 7, 2012 - 4:07pm
Letter to the Editor by Rep. Jim Hall-R
Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties

Voters need to know about an issue raised in a recent Letter to the Editor in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Political Action Committees (PACs) are conducting phone surveys and sending out mailers—and may do other campaign activities in the future. 

These activities are independent of candidates, usually emotion-laden, and often misleading.  

PAC activities are neither sponsored by, nor coordinated with, any candidate or candidate committee. By law, fundraising and spending by candidates must be transparent.

El Rigobertos Opens in Central Park Square

on October 7, 2012 - 3:52pm

El Rigobertos Mexican Restaurant opened Saturday in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Hut in Central Park Square. The restaurant is a branch of El Rigobertos Mexican Food, 810 N Paseo De Onate in Espanola. Courtesy photo

'Rover 1 Doggy Daycare' Opens on DP Road

on October 7, 2012 - 1:33pm

Owner Trish Lind cut the ribbon Friday for her new business "Rover 1 Doggy Daycare" at 212 DP Road. Lind is shown with friends, relatives, supporters and representatives of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center. She will care for smaller dogs daily, providing a true daycare experience for the dogs, with play time, quiet time, snacks and exercise. Photo by Cindy Capelli

Toppers Beat Academy 29-25

on October 7, 2012 - 1:31pm

Arnaldo Ortiz carries the ball. File Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Los Alamos Hilltoppers beat Albuquerque Academy 29 to 25 Saturday at Academy. Senior Arnaldo Ortiz scored two touchdowns and rushed for a season high of 219 yards. 

Hilltopper Volleyball Loses at Santa Fe 3-1

on October 7, 2012 - 12:13pm

Morgan Schake returns serve. Photo by Alan Kirk

Danielle Ortiz returns serve. Photo by Alan Kirk

Front line blocking ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

Front line with block. Photo by Alan Kirk

Reservations Open for Oct. 27 Halloween Carnival

on October 7, 2012 - 11:35am

Courtesy Photo


Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division Oct. 27 for the pirate themed Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center.

This family event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes pirate themed carnival games, jumping into the pool and finding a pumpkin to decorate, and watching pirate movies.

The cost for the event is $ 7 per person. Sign up today at the Aquatic Center as the event is limited to 150 participants.
For further information, contact the Recreation Division at (505) 662-8173, visit the website

Cheese and Popcorn Recalls Issued

on October 7, 2012 - 8:18am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department issued press releases for recalls on two products sold in New Mexico.

Dale and Thomas Popcorn products were recalled including:

  • Aged White Cheddar
  • Almond Biscotti
  • American Cheese
  • Apple Crisp
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Black & White Drizzle
  • Caramel
  • Caramel Roasted Peanuts
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Cinnamon Sugar Drizzle
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Drizzle
  • Kettlecorn
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Wasabi Reserve

The products were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers and consumers through the Internet on or after Aug.

Explore White Rock Artists & Artisans Market Today

on October 6, 2012 - 9:30pm

NMA&CD News:

The White Rock Artists & Artisans Market is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 7 in the outdoor space of The Hive at 134 N.M. 4. 

The Market features local artists selling jewelry, Native American pottery and photography, along with many items for the upcoming holidays. 

Stop by, have a look and support the community's local artists and artisans.

Registration Still Open for Fall Adult Volleyball League

on October 6, 2012 - 9:20pm
The Family YMCA is still taking registrations for the Fall Adult Volleyball League. Games are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 18 at the YMCA at Iris and 15th streets
This is a casual four on four co-ed league for ages 16 and up. Price per player is $20 or $15 for Y members. Get some friends together and come down to the Y to play some volleyball matches.
For more information, call The Family YMCA at 662-3100.

SFI Seminar: Fault-Tolerant Memory and Computation in the Presence of Adversarial Noise

on October 6, 2012 - 10:09am

SFI News:

Aram Harrow of the University of Washington will present Fault-Tolerant Memory and Computation in the Presence of Adversarial Noise at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract: Theoretical and practical work on fault-tolerant computation has shown that it is possible to compute reliably in the presence of a sufficiently small constant rate of random noise.

In this work, we consider for the first time the case of adversarial noise; i.e.

Biological Resource Management Program Oct. 10

on October 5, 2012 - 11:10pm


Come to PEEC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 to hear about the Biological Resource Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chuck Hathcock will talk about the Lab’s compliance with environmental laws and the plan to protect sensitive species found on Lab property.

The biological resource management teams at LANL assess the status of a variety of organisms on LANL property, including some with threatened or endangered statuses.  The team then reports back about how to best manage the biological resources involved.


First Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Underway

on October 5, 2012 - 10:59pm


The Los Alamos Medical Center will be hosting their ”First Annual Teddy Bear Clinic” on the morning of Oct. 12, 2012.  Approximately 350 kindergartners, their teachers and parent chaperones will have the opportunity to tour most areas of the hospital in order to learn about our hospital it’s departments all while gaining a comfort level within a hospital setting.

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in Rehearsal

on October 5, 2012 - 10:16pm

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra rehearses for Friday's concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The 20/20 Campaign Recognizes Eight High Growth Companies in Northern New Mexico

on October 5, 2012 - 10:16pm

Eight companies were announced on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Spirit of Innovation event in Santa Fe as part of the 20/20 Campaign to celebrate small businesses in Northern New Mexico. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6 to 8 p.m. The 20/20 Campaign aims to recognize and support 20 high-growth companies by the year 2020 that are becoming major employers in Northern New Mexico. Together the companies in the 2012 class employ around 270 people and have combined revenues of over $59 million.

Collaborating partners will select a handful of businesses each year.

The Trouble with 'Trouble with the Curve'...

on October 5, 2012 - 10:05pm
Trouble with the Curve
Movie Review by Dr. Seva SSS Khalsa, DOM, L.Ac.

Have you ever thrown out a puzzle onto your kitchen table and picked up a few pieces that kindalooked like they’d fit?

You know the predictable pieces like a romance (Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams), a curmudgeon of an old man (Clint), a star egotistical high school baseball player, a loving standup friend to Clint (John Goodman), an evil computer baseball executive who wants to put Clint out to pasture all surrounding our beloved game of baseball.

Now don’t get me wrong; I love baseball, Amy Adams is cute, Clint is

LAHS Choir Lends Helping Hand

on October 5, 2012 - 9:14pm

Los Alamos High School choir members from left, Ethan Clements, Sopahn Kellogg, Isaac Wiens, Devon McCleskey and Haley Henson. Courtesy photo


By Sopahn Kellogg
Los Alamos Daily Post Student Intern

Members of Los Alamos High School Choir lend a helping hand to their new director Jason Rutledge.

Rutledge is hoping to save a few dollars on utilities this winter by heating his house using a wood burning stove.

“Between moving expenses, paying back student loans, the cost of rent and other living expenses, making ends meet is a challenge,” Rutledge said.

The wood and use of the pick up

White Rock Fall Festival Oct. 13

on October 5, 2012 - 8:10pm


CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 7

on October 5, 2012 - 7:47pm
NMDOT Mill & Overlay on NM502 Continues
NM502 (Main Hill) to Los Alamos will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, and weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the NMDOT completes milling and paving operations.
If necessary, work will continue on Saturday, Oct. 13 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Work is occurring from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to De Colores and the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the townsite.

Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week: Aria

on October 5, 2012 - 7:36pm


Courtesy Photo

Aria is a friendly long-haired spayed female. Beautiful white and tabby markings. Craves human attention but also loves playtime! She would love to have a playmate in her new home.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website:, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating.