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County Council Welcomes Russians from Sarov

on June 13, 2012 - 8:59am

During Tuesday evening's County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage and Councilor Fran Berting, at right, welcome and present gifts to the Russian delegation visiting Los Alamos this week from the Sister City of Sarov. Nora Arbuckle of the Sister Cities Initiative, left of Selvage, translated for the group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Watching closed-circuit TV from an adjacent conference room, the Russian delegates discussed County Council action occuring Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

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What's in it for You? Attend LAEN's Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Find Out

on June 13, 2012 - 8:27am

LAEN News:

LAEN membership elected its first board last March. From left, Vice President Richard Sayre, President Andy Andrews and Secretary Bill Sellers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Are you an Entrepreneur in Los Alamos who is interested in networking with other local entrepreneurs?

Are you interested in educational opportunities?

LAEN provides a forum for local entrepreneurs to network, socialize and learn.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend

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Los Alamos Students Land in London!

on June 13, 2012 - 7:30am

Los Alamos students prepare to ride the tube during their tour of Europe this week. The London Underground is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. The tube has 63 stations, which are step-free from street to platform. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students near St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students and teachers near the platform made famous by the
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New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators

on June 13, 2012 - 7:09am

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer could be used to simulate complex, high-energy collisions of subatomic particles.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks For Your Support

on June 13, 2012 - 6:59am
I would like to thank everyone in Los Alamos who took the time to meet with me over the past few weeks.

I truly enjoyed getting to know my neighbors on the hill, and will continue to work with you to address issues of mutual concern as a Rio Arriba County Commissioner.

I anticipate many opportunities to strengthen regional collaboration towards clean water, economic development, educational opportunities, health care and other issues we all care about over the next few years.

Thank you once again for your support and kindness to me, and to my supporters.
 
Alfredo Montoya
Senate

Call for Exhibitors for White Rock's Art & Artisans Market

on June 12, 2012 - 9:27pm

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/ vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134, N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle which begins in June – all visitors going to Bandelier will be

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Council Recognizes KRSN Owners for State Award

on June 12, 2012 - 9:26pm

KRSN Owners David and Gillian Sutton are recognized by the County Council at this evening's meeting in Council Chambers for winning the 2012 Broadcasters of the Year award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
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Russian Delegates Take in Los Alamos Life

on June 12, 2012 - 9:18pm

Russian delegates from the Los Alamos Sister City of Sarov wait for tonight’s County Council meeting to begin in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Photo by Salvador Zapien

 

 

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Take Dad to See the Birds

on June 12, 2012 - 9:13pm

PEEC News:

On Father’s Day, Sunday June 17, PEEC will be offering a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock. 

This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. 

The yards will be open for visitors 1-5 p.m. This is a self-guided tour, and no registration is required.

The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. 

A map and directions are available at PEEC’s website, www.PajaritoEEC.org, and participants may visit the yards in

Los Alamos Friday Night Out? Lend Us Your Ears! Drop by to Hear Locals Reading Poetry in June!

on June 12, 2012 - 9:05pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

As part of the Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library is hosting a series of poetry readings each Friday night in June featuring local poets.

On June 15, Mike Katko and David Schiferl will read their work. Katko will read new work as well as poems from his recently published book, Skies and Other Poems.

David Schiferl will read his recent work. Along with others featured in the Friday poetry readings, Schiferl has participated in Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings facilitated by Jane Lin who also teaches poetry at UNM LA.

On June 22, the

Colorado Peak and Bear Springs Fires are History!

on June 12, 2012 - 8:50pm

SFNF News:

Below you will find an evening fire update for the Colorado Peak and Bear Springs fires:

Colorado Peak: 246 acres,100 percent contained. The Colorado Peak fire is located on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe NF; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport

Bear Springs: 622 acres, 95 percent contained. No change. The Bear Springs fire is located on the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe NF; 6 miles NE of Ponderosa and 6 miles SE of Jemez Springs.

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Council Zips Through Charter Review Items

on June 12, 2012 - 8:07pm

Kyle Wheeler served on the Charter Review Committee and is here in Council Chambers this evening along with John Hopkins who served as CRC chair to present recommendations on items in the Charter. Council appointed nine citizens to the Charter Review Committee in November 2009. The eight that served (four citizens left the Committee and Council appointed three to back fill the positions) include Chris Chandler, Harry Ettinger, Richard Dunn, Ralph Phelps, John Hopkins, Morrie Pongratz, Larry Warner and Kyle Wheeler, The Chairman was John Hopkins. Vice Chairman was Larry Warner.
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Council Votes For No Change to Sheriff's Office

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49pm

After listening to comments and recommendations from members of the Charter Review Committee, which studied the issue at length, Councilors voted 5-2 to retain present language in the Charter stating that the duties of the Los Alamos Sheriff do not include law enforcement. During the discussion period, Councilor Fran Berting suggested doing away with the Office altogether since Los Alamos County does not have unincorporated land in which a sheriff's department normally operates.
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Waterman's Wild Ride Off Main Hill Road

on June 12, 2012 - 7:01pm

Roger Waterman's Starchief lies wrecked at the bottom of the cliff below what is today known as Anderson Overlook. Photo courtesy Roger Waterman (See more photos below)

The date was Dec. 30, 1968. Roger Waterman was driving his good friend, Mike Benziger, down the main hill road, heading to Benziger’s home in Santa Fe, after both had been playing basketball in Los Alamos. 

Waterman was driving his large and powerful 1959 Pontiac Starchief. He had driven the Starchief 25 times on cross-county trips to and from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where he was a senior classman.

A powerful

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Public Invited to 2012 Opera Season Preview

on June 12, 2012 - 1:35pm

SFO News:

Well known soloist Alicia Solomon of Los Alamos will present highlights of the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season at 7 p.m., Thursday June 14 at Mesa Public Library.

The 2012 season runs June 29 - Aug. 25 and will feature five new productions, including three new to the Santa Fe Opera's repertoire.

The season opens with Tosca, featuring the American debut of renowned soprano Amanda Echalaz.

Bizet's stunning opera The Pearl Fishers will be performed for the first time in Santa Fe.

The season also features the world premiere of the new critical edition of Rossini's Maometto II with

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Diving into the Recycling Stream

on June 12, 2012 - 1:02pm

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki dumping residential recycling roll carts by hand in the Western Area recently. Courtesy/LAC

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

As the Environmental Services Specialist I spend a fair deal of my time working on recycling program planning and education and outreach. 

What I do not get the opportunity to do very often is get my hands dirty and see the recycling stream up close and personal. 

That opportunity presented itself recently when we were down two collection vehicles and needed additional staffing to get the recyclables

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Helicopter Hovering Overhead is Taking Aerial Surveys of Townsite

on June 12, 2012 - 11:01am

In response to concerned calls coming in today to the Los Alamos Daily Post about possible fires in Los Alamos, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that there are no fires burning anywhere in Los Alamos County. The helicopter heard flying overhead is taking aerial photos of the townsite and will continue to do so for the next day or two. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches New Food Section: 'Food on the Hill'

on June 12, 2012 - 10:34am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

Hi Los Alamos,

My name is Sue York and I am going to be writing the new food section, “Food on the Hill” of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

My hope for the section is to share recipes and photos on how to make them. 

I will also have restaurant reviews and local menus posted, and maybe even some local food travel.

Just a short history on myself. I am NOT a professional chef, everything I have learned about cooking and food has been learned over years of work in the kitchen. 

I have owned two bed and breakfasts, won many food contests, and been published in

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Something Funny from the Intertubes

on June 12, 2012 - 8:53am

Galaxy of Passion - A Star Wars Telenovela

Fuselier Provides Introduction to Afghan Culture

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, right, and friend Blake Batten arrive at the Lashkar Airport last month. The parking lot behind them is the baggage claim area ... if it’s raining, someone may pitch a tent. Photo by Ayub Kharoti

By Dr. Bob Fuselier

Afghanistan is home to numerous ethnic groups. Up until the last few years, many were locked in long-standing conflicts with each other.

While underlying tensions still exist, the peace that is now more of a way of life than a dream of yesterday provides a framework through which Afghans can coexist.

Today the streets of Kabul reflect the spectrum

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Los Alamos Geological Society Meets at 6 p.m. June 19

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49am

In the facinating world of geology, one never knows what lurks under the next rock or just inside an abandoned silver mine. Geologist Javier Garcia-Guinea put his head inside an opening of an old silver mine in Almeria, Andalusia, Spain in June 2000 and found a gigantic geode, covered with large crystals of gypsum of exceptional transparency. The chamber measured eight meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.7 high. Courtesy/unique-almeria.com

The Los Alamos Geological Society meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday June 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.

 

This meeting will be a potluck and silent auction

Los Alamos Day at NM History Museum Saturday

on June 12, 2012 - 7:29am

On Saturday afternoon, June 16, the New Mexico History Museum and its Los Compadres del Palacio support group will host a visit to the Museum for all Los Alamos County residents.  

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., with an informal reception at the Museum.

At  2:15 p.m., Los Alamos visitors are invited to participate in a tour of the St. Johns Bible exhibition led by Tom Leech, head of the Palace Press.

They can also visit other exhibits in the Museum, including those in the Palace of the Governors. Museum admission will be free 1-5 p.m. for Los Alamos visitors.

During the afternoon

Police Fans Will Love Friday's Summer Concert

on June 12, 2012 - 7:21am

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on www.policeexperience.com or on youtube and you’ll agree

Community Winds in Semi-Finals for American Prize

on June 11, 2012 - 11:41pm

The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as one of two semi-finalists for the 2012 American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert band Performance - Community Division.

"This is a tremendous honor and one which would not have been possible if it weren't for your dedication and musicianship and that of many former members over the past 12 years," Director Ted Vives said.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by

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Fire and Water: The Las Conchas Fire

on June 11, 2012 - 11:03pm

Column by State Representative Jim Hall

On June 4 and 5, I attended a conference “Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Las Conchas Fire,” sponsored by New Mexico’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR--http://nmepscor.org/). 

NM EPSCoR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and this year their focus was to research the impacts of climate change on Northern New Mexico water resources.

The Las Conchas Fire broadened their focus to the environmental impacts of wildfire--with water and water quality as an important subtext. 

The Whitewater-Baldy Complex

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