Scholarship Honors Memory of Jennifer Marie Fleming

A one time award of $1,000 is being offered by the Jennifer Marie Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund to a graduating senior of LAHS Class of 2012. This scholarship is in memory of Jennifer Marie Fleming, a student at Los Alamos High School from 1985-87. Her enthusiasm for life, her concern for other people, and her desire to promote a drug and alcohol free environment for students are the inspiration for this award. Jennifer was killed by a drunk driver on  New Year’s Eve 1987 when she had helped plan and produce an alcohol free event for LAHS students. A declared major is not required but the applicant Read More

Film Review: The Snapper

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?

Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?

In “The Snapper,” a sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American megahit “Knocked Up” in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love but rather from booze, 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

Her co-workers, friends, parents  — everyone Read More

Touching Our Health & Our Senses: Los Alamos’ Newest Living Treasures

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Janet “TJ” Taub

On Sunday, April 15, 2012, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor, and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos (LTLA).  The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will commence at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  The public is warmly invited to attend.

This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill.  Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged Read More

Important Rituals Highlight One of the Jewish Religion’s Most Sacred Holidays

White Rock resident Jacob Sigeti reads from the Haggadah, containing the story of the Exodus from Egypt during a Seder meal at his home Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday marked the beginning of one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover, which commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt. Jews observe this weeklong event with a number of important rituals, including traditional Passover meals known as Seders, the removal of leavened products from their home, Read More

Muni Building Crane Back in Action Friday

County News:

An ongoing ballet between man and machine. Photo by TK Thompson/

These ironworkers are placing floor girders on the second floor of the new Municipal Building. Photo by TK Thompson/

There is still a lot of earthwork to be done on this site. The grey concrete slab in the middle of the image will be the next to have structural steel placed on it. Photo by TK Thompson/ Read More

Chamber Business Breakfast to Focus on Broadband Thursday

Chamber News:

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos.

The breakfast meeting will focus on the plan to bring community-wide broadband to Los Alamos.

Broadband planners John Jones and Estevan Gonzales will visit with business owners at the event to both show them the plan and also to get input on business needs for the new infrastructure.

The breakfast is free to all businesspeople, Chamber members and prospective Chamber members.


  • 8-9 a.m. presentation and Q & A session
  • 9-10 a.m. focus groups – small group discussion
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Crowd Gathers for ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Opening Reception

Fuller Lodge Art Center News:

Local poet Jane Lin with daughter Sevanna. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Community members turned out to see Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” Friday night.

Patrons gather around Fran Stovall’s work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Jeff Paisner, left, and County Council candidate Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Maggie Brown, Barrie Brown and Kris Palek. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

David Mutschlecner. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Annual Chimayó Easter Pilgrimage is Underway

A mother walks with her son along the highway to Chimayó Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pilgrims making their way to El Santuario de Chimayó were seen Thursday and Friday along the highway to the tiny shrine in Chimayó. They walk from short distances to 100 miles or more during Holy Week leading up the Easter Sunday.

Some carry wooden crosses. According to the Santuario de Chimayó website, tens of thousands of worshipers pass through the doors of the little chapel, built almost 200 years ago on a site that is sacred to many Pueblo Indians and descendants of Spanish settlers.

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Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt Starts 10 a.m. Sharp Saturday

Previous Los Alamos Elk’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Courtesy/Elk’s

The Los Alamos Elk’s will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday April 7 at Ashley Pond.

This is a free event for the entire family.

Kids 12 and under can dash for the many, many eggs that will be hidden all around.

Bring your basket.

A special visit from the Easter Bunny and Elroy the Elk will also take place.

For more information, please contact Richard Sisneros or Lisa Harris at 662-5611.




Elroy the Elk visited with children at the Elk’s Read More

PNM Seeks Lower Emissions Limits For San Juan Generating Station

San Juan Generating Station News:

Albuquerque: PNM today requested changes to the New Mexico air permit for San Juan Generating Station to allow for the installation of new visibility controls at the plant in the next several years.

“We are prepared to move forward on installing new environmental controls that will meet federal visibility requirements and further reduce the plant’s emissions. Our strong preference is to do this in the most cost-effective way so that the cost to PNM customers and our state’s economy is kept as low as possible,” said Pat Vincent-Collawn, chairman, president Read More

Local Doctor Arrested on Multiple Charges

Pavel Mourachov

By Carol A. Clark

Police arrested Dr. Pavel V. Mourachov of Los Alamos Wednesday evening and charged him with assault on a peace officer, DWI and resisting/evading/obstructing officers during his arrest.

A call from a family member came into police dispatch at 7:35 p.m. reporting that Mourachov, 40, may be suicidal.

The dispatch operator advised Corporal Adam R. Jung and Ofc. Robert Stephens that Mourachov, a urologist at Los Alamos Medical Center, had made statements that he was suicidal and was willing to commit “suicide by cop.”

Dispatch also advised the responding officers Read More

County Attorney Search Narrows to Three Applicants

By Carol A. Clark

Three candidates have made the short list out of a pool of 16 applicants for the Los Alamos County Attorney position.

Rebecca Whismer Ehler of Alamogordo, Harry Sinclair Connelly of Las Cruces and internal candidate Charles Brian James are scheduled for interviews April 13 in Los Alamos.

James graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law and has 32 years of legal experience. He has served as acting county attorney for about a year.

“It seems like a logical progression and would also provide continuity for the County what with a new county administrator and the many projects Read More

Tonight’s T-Board Meeting is Cancelled

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

County News:

Tonight’s Transportation Board meeting has been cancelled.

The Board will hold its next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 3, at the Los Alamos County Public Works Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite A2.

The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the seven-member board is to obtain public input and make recommendations to the County Council regarding transportation policies related to all users of the transportation system (pedestrian, bicycles, motor vehicles, transit, and aircraft) to ensure that equal consideration is given Read More

A Bomb in Plain Sight

Thomas C. Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force under presidents Ford and Carter, and co-author with Danny Reed of The Nuclear Express, returns to Los Alamos to sign his first novel,The Tehran Triangle.

Thomas C. Reed

The author will be at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m., Wednesday April 11 to sign and share refreshments and conversation with readers.

While taking a trip through New Mexico three years ago, Reed noticed the Santa Fe railroad ran past the first nuclear test site, Trinity.

“How logical, I thought, for the Iranians to simply build another Hiroshima-type A-bomb in El Paso, ship Read More

TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re trained to suppress Read More

Last Week’s Top Book Picks @ Otowi Station

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 27-April 2:
  1. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  2. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  3. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  6. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Property, Valerie Martin
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. Mockingjay, Suzanne CollinsTop Book Picks
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Public Invited to Chapter 16 Q&A Session

County News:

Residents and business owners in Los Alamos and White Rock are encouraged to attend an informal Q&A session with Acting Community Development Director Steve Brugger at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 in Council Chambers at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

The Q&A session is regarding proposed changes to Chapter 16 of the County Code.

Chapter 16 is more commonly known as the County’s Development Code.

Suggested changes include implementation of a Special Plan District.

Other changes are being proposed to clarify the planning review and permitting process.

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