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OBITUARY: Janet Lucille Fowler

on April 30, 2012 - 4:04pm


June 3, 1919 – April 26, 2012

Janet Lucille Brown Fowler was born on June 3, 1919, in Bucyrus, Ohio, the daughter of Neva and Carl Brown. She graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1937 and moved to Cleveland, where she completed Nurse's Training at St. Luke's Hospital, received her RN degree, and then worked there as a nurse.

She met Max Fowler in Cleveland and they were married in 1942. Six months later Max joined the U.S. Navy and the newlyweds moved to Annapolis, Maryland.

DPU Replacing 13 Power Poles in White Rock in May - Brief Power Interruptions Expected

on April 30, 2012 - 3:50pm

Electric upgrades associated with REDI‐Net, the Regional Economic Development Initiative's Broadband "Middle Mile" network, may cause brief power interruptions as 13 power poles are replaced in White Rock during May.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will oversee the pole replacement project in early May, along a pole corridor extending from Sherwood Boulevard to Overlook Park, and from N.M. 4 to Piñon Elementary School.

The work will be conducted by electrical contractor SECO, Inc.

The REDINet pole replacements occurring in White Rock next month will require brief


NNSA Recognizes LANL for Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

on April 30, 2012 - 2:58pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated Los Alamos National Laboratory and other national laboratories and sites for achievements in environmental stewardship, awarding a total of 24 Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards for innovative initiatives across the enterprise.

The P2 Awards recognize performance in integrating environmental stewardship practices that helps to reduce risk, protect natural resources and enhance site operations.

“I applaud the work done at NNSA’s sites in finding creative ways to reduce the environmental impact of our

Students Earn $1,000 for LAHS Science Department

on April 30, 2012 - 2:39pm

Washington D.C. – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and ensuring educational opportunities are available to students across the nation, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that Lexington High School from Lexington, Mass., and Hopkins Junior High School from Fremont, Calif. won the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl today at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos High School ranked among the top 16 high schools at the event.

Nearly 14,000 students have competed in


Fuller Lodge Sidewalk Renovation Completed

on April 30, 2012 - 2:12pm

The sidewalk at Fuller Lodge has been completely redone and can now be walked on by the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New cement steps complete the sidewalk renovation project. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Volunteers Stabilized Perimeter Trail Saturday

on April 30, 2012 - 1:11pm


Volunteers gather in Cañon de Valle on Saturday to begin trail rehabilitation work in the Las Conchas fire burned area. Photo by Craig Martin

Volunteers hike to the work site on the Perimeter Trail. Photo by Craig Martin

Volunteers stabilized the Perimeter Trail on the steep slope coming out of Cañon de Valle. Photo by Craig Martin

Volunteers work on a short reroute of the Perimeter Trail build to prevent further erosion of the mesa top. Photo by Craig Martin



Community Water Tank Rehab Reason for Minor Water Issues

on April 30, 2012 - 11:46am


DPU News:

Residents around downtown Los Alamos may be experiencing minor affects from the drainage, lead abatement, repair and repainting underway on the community water tank above 47th Street and Trinity Drive.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities explained in an announcement in late March that following drainage of this tank, which serves the southern portion of the downtown area, the “twin” tank located a few hundred feet northward would be put into service for the downtown area between and around Oppenheimer Street, 9th Street and Central Avenue southward past Trinity Drive.


Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Update

on April 30, 2012 - 10:55am
SFNF News:
Fire managers have started prescribed burning this morning within the Gallina Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) project area:
Gallina WUI Prescribed Burn, Coyote Ranger District
  • The project area is located 1mile south of the community of Gallina off of State Highway 96 within the Coyote Ranger District.
  • Fifty to 100 acres will be treated over a two day period.
  • Smoke released from the burn may be visible from the communities of Gallina, Lindrith, Regina and Llaves.
  • The Santa Fe National Forest realizes that smoke from prescribed fire can be a nuisance to some

"Chungking Express" Screening at Mesa Public Library

on April 29, 2012 - 10:18pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

On Thursday, the library will screen writer/director Kar Wei Wong's "Chungking Express," a nineties movie that feels like a nineties movie. Having "come of age" in the nineties, I mean that as a compliment. I like flannel shirts mixed with impressionistic psychotic love. And, it turns out - no offense to my Seattle-born (go figure) Anglo husband - I sometimes like Chinese men.

This is a great movie, but to be honest, it took me a long time to realize it. I was well into the film before I started to understand and care about its very messed up characters.

In some

Los Alamos High School Advances to "Sweet 16" in the National Science Bowl

on April 29, 2012 - 10:11pm

A team of students from Los Alamos High School is competing this week in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl (NSB) in Washington, D.C. and has advanced to the "sweet sixteen" from an original field of 69 high school teams from across the country.

Members of the Los Alamos High School team, Los Alamos, NM concentrate on the answer to a question at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington DC on April 29, 2012. Photograph by Dennis Brack, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science/Courtesy
The National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition

Features of the Los Alamos Daily Post

on April 29, 2012 - 11:52am

The Los Alamos Daily Post has a few features that you may not have noticed yet. Duke Daly enjoys reading the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Linda Daly.

On the menu bar above, you will find menu options for Weather and Comics.

The Weather menu option has been there from the beginning.


War on Women

on April 29, 2012 - 8:27am

My wife and I joined the "War on Women" rally and march on Saturday in Santa Fe.  With the Republican party shifting far to the right on women's issues, we felt that it is high time to join the fight against this growing trend.

We have watched with disbelief as top GOP candidates advocated for outlawing contraception on moral and religious grounds. We always believed that America had a clear seperation between church and state.

Pajarito Greenhouse is Blooming in Pajarito Acres

on April 28, 2012 - 10:48pm

That familiar face behind the plants and flowers is longtime business leader Dave Fox preparing for the opening of his Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/

Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 3,600 square feet of display area at the greenhouse is stocked to the brim with flor and fauna and ready for business.

Kathy Anderson checking out a plant. Photo by TK Thompson/

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants


DOE Launches National Science Bowl Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Model Car Race

on April 28, 2012 - 10:30pm
Middle School Regional Champions From Around the Country to Compete
Beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 44 middle school teams from across the nation will race against one another in the Lithium-Ion Battery-Powered Model Car Challenge as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl Competition.
The middle school teams designed and built their model cars from everyday household materials and brought them to D.C. to compete.
The teams will be judged on two criteria – time trials and car design.
The three middle school teams with the fastest cars and the

LAPS Party for Retiring Teachers & Staff is May 10

on April 28, 2012 - 9:37pm

LAPS News:

Nineteen teachers and staff will be honored for their years of service to Los Alamos Public Schools at a retirement ceremony next month.

The 2011-2012 LAPS retirees goodbye party is set for 4-6 p.m., Thursday May 10 at Fuller Lodge.

Those retiring include Luis Aguilar, Michael Baxter, Anell Crews, Ann Daley, Shirley Graziano, Margaret Guthrie, Loretta Hupke, Jose Martinez, Lynette McLean, Suzanne Melton, Kay Nease, Dana Salmond, Phillip Sena, Kathryn Thomas, Diane Toups, Fernando Trujillo, Judith Uhrich, Amy Vierra and Jane M. Ziehmn.



Police Win Money for Special Olympics during Benefit Basketball Game

on April 28, 2012 - 5:30pm

Los Alamos Police were up 37-29 at half time in today's exhibition basketball game against Espanola Police but the final score ended at Espanola Police 71, Los Alamos Police 65. The game was played in the gymnasium at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and raised $288 for Special Olympics. "It was a great game that raised money to benefit a very worthy cause ... we had a good crowd and everyone had a good time so it was a very successful event," said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, adding that next year's game will be played in Los Alamos. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy 

Local Police Up 37-29 Against Espanola Police at Half Time in Benefit Basketball Game

on April 28, 2012 - 3:14pm

 Los Alamos Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera, #9, during half time in the benefit basketball game between Los Alamos Police and Espanola Police taking place now at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola. Check a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy 

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar, at right, during half time in today's benefit game. LAPD has designated the Special Olympics as the recipient of proceeds raised from this game. Check a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy

 Los Alamos Police Det.

Hanford Bus Shuttles Congressional Folks

on April 28, 2012 - 2:47pm

A vintage Hanford bus, as well as being on display at a local museum, is used to ferry visiting congressional folks during visits. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

County Concludes Brush and Bulk Item Collection in Townsite

on April 28, 2012 - 2:08pm


Los Alamos County has concluded its Brush and Bulk Item collection service for the Los Alamos townsite.

Disposal of any material remaining at the curb in the townsite is the responsibility of the home owner.

This weekend, (April 28-29) there is free disposal at the County Eco Station in order to help residents beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season.

Also, a special pickup can be arranged at a charge of $65 per hour by calling 662-8163.

White Rock collection service has begun, but is running more than a week behind schedule due to the high volume of


Jr. Hilltopper Basketball Academy Summer Camps Announced

on April 28, 2012 - 1:33pm

McKenna Places in Top 3 in Bandelier Photo Contest

on April 28, 2012 - 10:33am

Photographer Arin McKenna with her award winning photo received an annual park pass and a Bandelier movie for her second place win in the Bandelier photo contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Local County Reporter Arin McKenna came in second among 33 photographers and artists from across the United States who submitted 96 entries in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.

During an unveiling event of the winning entries at Fuller Lodge Friday night, McKenna, who writes and photographs for the Monitor, won an annual park pass along with a copy of the award-winning

Muni Complex Crane Shines Above Construction Site

on April 28, 2012 - 9:24am

A tall crane lined with white lights towers above the Municipal Complex construction site along Central Avenue Thursday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/

Language Access Specialist Certificate Program Earns Creative Award for U.S. Copyright

on April 28, 2012 - 9:10am

From left, Lisa Kuuttila President and CEO of STC.UNM; Paula Couselo, Director of NMCLA; Dr. Cedric Page, Executive Director of UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie Gordon

PaulCouselo, director of the New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA) was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Award for U.S. Copyright from the University of New Mexico, for the innovative Language Access Specialist Certificate Program.

The award was presented to Couselo at the 2012 Annual Creative Awards Reception hosted by STC.UNM Wednesday April 25.

The mission of STC is to support UNM and its


Hilltopper Softball Team Drops Two Games to #2 Piedra Vista 3-9, 16-6

on April 28, 2012 - 8:54am
Ari Larkin gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk
Rachel Anaya hits a single. Photo by Alan Kirk
Danci Smith makes play at Short. Photo by Alan Kirk
Ari Larkin makes a catch at left field fence. Photo by Alan Kirk
Emily Lucero gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk
Los Alamos seniors recognized, from left, Alyssa Van Anne, Rachel Anaya, Aimee Gutierrez, Emily Lucero, Ari Larkin and Monica Teter. Photo by Alan Kirk.
Piedra Vista seniors recognized. Photo by Alan Kirk

Manhattan National Park Conference Serves Atomic Pretzels

on April 28, 2012 - 8:13am

Members of the Energy Community Committee, including several people from Los Alamos, attending a Manhattan National Park conference in Richland, Wash., this week toured the B Reactor in Handford and were treated to an "atomic pretzel." Photo by Kevin Holsapple