IHM Holds Friday Fish Fries

IHM News:

It is Fish Fry time again at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.

The dinners are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceeds will benefit Nuestros Pequenos Orphanage in Honduras and other charities.

Adult plates are $10 and have two pieces of cod, with coleslaw and rice or french fries, plus a drink and dessert.

Children may have one piece of fish or a grilled cheese sandwich with all the rest for $7 a plate.

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Pinon PTO Hosts Fun Run/Walk


Pinon Elementary School PTO will host St. Patrick’s Day-themed Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Pinon Elementary School.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Pinon Elementary School website at

Early registration forms and fees are due March 1. Adults (18 and up) are $10 and $5 for youth. Late registration (after March 1) is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

Sign up by the early registration deadline to guarantee a t-shirt. The community is invited.

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Register for Spring Lacrosse Tuesday


It’s not too late to register to play lacrosse in Los Alamos this spring.

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse (LAYLAX) is conducting registration for the Spring 2013 season, which runs from the first week of March through the end of May.

The program is open to boys and girls aged 9 through high school seniors.

LAYLAX is holding a walk-in registration session, which will also be combined with a gear rental session 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 26 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Training Room.


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‘Land, Water, People, Time’ Feb. 21 at Reel Deal

PEEC News:

Explore the culture and history of Northern New Mexico with an award-winning documentary film, “Land, Water, People, Time.”

The showing is sponsored by PEEC and sheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Reel Deal Theater. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The movie was filmed across 10,000 square miles by New Meixo filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeannette Gomez and Daniel Valerio.

It tells truly authentic stories that explore some of the modern challenges and tragedies of cultural and environmental losses, as well as hope, for preservation

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Bill Introduced to Empower School Districts to Reform Failing Charter Schools

Rep. Nate Cote


SANTA FE – Rep. Nate Cote (D-Doña Ana, Otero-53), has introduced House Bill 453, which will empower school boards to establish corrective action for district charter schools with unsatisfactory audit findings.

HD 453 establishes a process for school districts to make recommendations for reform of charter schools following special or annual audits.

If following a second audit it is determined that the failings of the charter school have not been corrected, school districts would have the ability to transfer charters to the state.

Currently school districts

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Pile Burning at Bandelier Today

 Bandelier News:

Weather permitting, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument is planning a pile burn to be done today. The pile of wood debris is located in the park gravelyard, a fenced, cleared area near the park entrance along NM Hwy 4.  
The burn is planned to begin about 9 a.m. and be finished by the end of the day. Although there will be only a relatively small amount of smoke, it may be visible from a wide area since the gravelyard is located on the top of the mesa.
Information about other park events and ongoing activities is available by visiting the Bandelier National

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Los Alamos Sheriff Addresses Gun Debate

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero in his downtown office Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

During an interview Wednesday in his downtown office, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero participated in a Q&A with the Los Alamos Daily Post on gun issues plaguing the state and the nation:


Los Alamos Daily Post: President Obama has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to regulate firearms across the country. New Mexico House Bill 114 would have prohibited the enforcement of any new federal firearm

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Help With The Hard Stuff: Legal Process is All about Negotiation

Help With The Hard Stuff

Part 1 (of 10)Legal Process is All about Negotiation


“Legal process” is different from “law.” Law is comprised of the compromises that have been negotiated or otherwise made into enforceable rules.

Legal process is what you are “in” if you are in a dispute with someone over what the rules are or how they are applied – it’s the enforcement part of “enforceable rules.”

Let’s assume that consulting with a lawyer is involvement in “legal process” even if the lawyer does not end up representing you in a formal legal action.

You are already a problem

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Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge

Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge
By Linda Hull, President 2012-13
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for Rotary’s fourth Annual Crab Fest, and you are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road. 

Proceeds from the event will help the Rotary Club purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for Fuller Lodge.

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn dinner, our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is served family-style with coleslaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverages. (There

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Quantum Cryptography Put to Work for Electric Grid Security

The miniature transmitter communicates with a trusted authority to generate random cryptographic keys to encode and decode information. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Recently, a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.

The demonstration was performed in the electric grid test bed that is part of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) that was set up under

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More Than 100 People Attend Chamisa Party

Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock celebrated its 45th anniversary with two events Wednesday. The Naval JROTC unit sent an all alumni Color Guard to start off the evening potluck dinner including Kyle Partin, John Gibson, Analicia Ronquillo and Victoria Hypes. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Current Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith greets former Principal Kate Thomas who arrived for the celebration. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

More than 100 party goers attended the evening events at Chamisa Wednesday. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Former Chamisa Principal Cindy Montoya and Cookie Halsted, along with

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DK and the Affordables Rock Ski Hill Saturday

DK and the Affordables. Courtesy/DKA


The next Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band event will noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb 16 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be from Marble Brewery and the band will be DK and the Affordables from Jemez Springs.

The Affordables jumping, jiving roots music is sure to get you moving.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.

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Scientist Will Discuss Naval Nuclear Terrorism

HIVE News:

Scientist Liviu Popa-Simil will present a talk on “Naval Nuclear Terrorism – Non-Conventional Nuclear Devices – Their Early Detection and Suppression” at a Brown Bag Lunch event today, Feb. 14 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation starts at noon.

This is a subject of interest for homeland security and non-proliferation, bringing focus to the possibility of obtaining nuclear materials, types of non-conventional explosive devices, nuclear improvised explosive devices (IED), and the

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Local Businesswomen Join Nicholas Seet for Roundtable Talk


By Mandy Marksteiner

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to start a successful business?

Six local female business owners will share their stories, advice and secrets 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21 at a roundtable discussion at Family Strengths Network. Babysitting will be provided.

Nicholas Seet, who will teach Introduction to Entrepreneurship at UNM-LA during the spring semester, will moderate the talk.

The panel of business owners includes Ruby Alexander, owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café; Lorraine Hartway, a CPA owner of a growing practice; Michelle Harkey, owner

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Los Alamos Students Perform at Roundhouse

Three sisters who attend Los Alamos Public Schools performed Feb. 12 during Hispanic Cultural Day at a Joint Session on the House floor at the Roundhouse. Pictured here with State Auditor Hector Balderas are from left, Alexandria “Lexie”Quintana (LAHS), Anjelika “Jeli” Garcia (LAMS) and Anika Garcia (Aspen Elementary.) The girls dance with Baile Ilusion Folklorico of Pojoaque. They are the daughters of Aspen PE coach Adam Garcia and his wife Marcy.

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Udall Hosts NM’s MVD Express at Senate Meeting on Job Creation

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. meets with Janice Lucero, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MVD Express. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Mexico small business leader Janice Lucero of Albuquerque was the guest of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall at a Capitol Hill discussion on best practices creating jobs and strengthening America’s economy.

Lucero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MVD Express, a public-private partnership with the State of New Mexico that provides high-quality, efficient motor vehicle services throughout 11 locations in the state.


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Registration for Senior Olympics Now Open

YMCA News:

Registration for the local Senior Olympics is open at The Family YMCA until Feb 28.

Participants must be a resident of Los Alamos County and 50 years of age or older by Dec. 31, 2013.

Local games are March 12 to April 12. The regisitration fee is $20 and payable to The Family YMCA.

Stop by the YMCA on Iris Street and 15th Street for a registration form and complete list of events and schedule.

Contact Ann ReVelle at 662-3256 or for more details. 

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Relay For Life Committee to Meet Feb. 20

RFL News:

Relay For Life of Los Alamos will hold their monthly committee meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr. 

Individuals interested in helping and or participating are invited to attend. Refreshment will be served. 

The committee would like to thank Felicia Duran, general manager and the Comfort Inn for donating the meeting space.

For information, email

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Valentine’s Day Farmers Market Today at Fuller Lodge

Farmer’s Market News:

A Valentine’s Day Farmer’s Market will take place 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

Vendors include:

  • Ranchline: Lamb – Contact Todd to order beef at 866-402-2836 or
  • Joy Robertshaw: Yak meat and knitting yarn – Contact her at 575-776-5165 or
  • Cindy Stone: Salves, ointments and creams
  • Dave Vargo: Pizzas, cookies, breads, coffee cakes sticky buns and more
  • Ed &Michael: Goat cheese spreads and cow’s milk butter and cheese.
  • Kelly Graham from Lavender Acres: Body

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