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Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich Campaigns in Los Alamos

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich meets with a consortium of major Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontractors at UNM- Los Alamos Thursday. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich lunches on a green chile cheeseburger at Chile Works in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Local Democrat Kyle Wheeler chats with U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market Thursday. Photo by Robyn McCool Schultz Read More

Ruby K’s Hosts FAN44 Networking Event

From left, Executive Director Heather McClenahan of the Los Alamos Historical Society, Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill of the Department of Public Utilities and board member Bill Wadt of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation enjoy lunch and conversation at Ruby K’s today as part of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN44 business networking event. For more information or to sign up for FAN44, contact Katy Korkos at 661-4816 or fan44@losalamos.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Is It Really Cheating If You Don’t Get Caught?

Column: On the Mesa Facing North by Greg Kendall

Today, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel in his fight to clear his name in the ongoing Tour De France doping scandals.  Armstrong issued a statement that has been published in an earlier Los Alamos Daily Post story (see link below.)

In his statement, Armstrong discusses how “enough is enough” after dealing with claims that he cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning his seven Tours since 1999.

As I read through his statement, I kept looking for one sentence from Armstrong, “I never used performance enhancing drugs Read More

Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday to Submit Letters of Interest for Vacancy on Los Alamos County Council

COUNTY News:

So far two letters of interest have been submitted to the County Administrator’s Office with regard to the open vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received in the County Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The County Administrator’s Office is at 133 Central Park Square.

To qualify for consideration, an applicant must be a resident and registered voter of Los Alamos County and not be employed by the County.

The letter of interest should explain the person’s background, Read More

Will the Metric System Make a Comeback?

One of eight proposed logos under consideration by Linda Anderman. Courtesy

METRIC SYSTEM News:

Los Alamos resident Linda Anderman has an ambitious plan: to produce an independent documentary about what happened to the metric system in the United States.

“As a product of the 1950s, I was taught that the metric system was an eventuality, but as a child, it didn’t really occur to me that it never came to pass,” Anderman said.

A discussion with a colleague near the end of last year prompted her to do some research about what had happened in the intervening years.  

“As Read More

USADA May Strip Armstrong of Tour De France Titles

Lance Armstrong. Courtesy/LAFP

Staff report

Lance Armstrong is finally throwing in the towel and doing so could cost him his seven Tour de France titles as soon today.

Armstrong has chosen not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

That was the final option available to him in his bitter fight with USADA. His decision sets the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.

USADA’s Chief Executive Travis Tygart announced that Armstrong would lose the titles as soon as today Read More

OBITUARY: CAROL ANN HANSON Jan. 4, 1943-Aug. 7, 2012

Carol Ann Hanson. Courtesy/Hanson Family

Carol Ann Hanson passed away unexpectedly Aug. 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 69.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Julia and John Koenig, the first of four children.

Carol attended California State College at Northridge and UCLA, where she graduated with a degree in teaching English as a second language.

She was awarded a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where she met her husband David Hanson while working in the Physics Department.

They were married in Cove, Read More

County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy.” Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works Read More

ChemCam Laser First Analyses Yield Beautiful Results

This photo mosaic shows the scour mark, dubbed Goulburn, left by the thrusters on the sky crane that helped lower NASA’s Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. It is located 16 to 20 feet (5 to 6 meters) to the left of the rover’s landing position. The sky crane appears to have uncovered an outcrop of loosely consolidated rocks during the rover’s landing. The mosaic consists of six images from the remote micro-imager (RMI) on the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, shown around an image from the Mast Camera for context. Each RMI image has a field of view of 4 to 5 inches (10 to Read More

Hannemann Music Celebrates Five Years in Business

 

Richard Hannemann. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

This September, Hannemann Music celebrates its 5th anniversary, carrying on the long tradition of home-based music stores in Los Alamos.

Owner Richard Hannemann is a professional musician who plays the guitar, mandolin and clarinet.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1969 and gained his core musical knowledge through the Los Alamos Public Schools music program.

“I have a great deal of respect for the music program,” Hannemann said. “One of the biggest reasons to have a music store in town is to Read More

Case Study: How Standards Can Make U.S. More Secure

NIST News:

Courtesy/NIST

By Erik Puskar

Before 9/11, most radiation detectors were designed for use in laboratories. After 9/11, the new Office of Homeland Security, which became the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), needed to plan for the possibility that terrorists would try to smuggle “dirty bomb” components into the country.

Consequently the first responder community needs radiation detectors that are accurate, reliable, rugged, and easy to use.

DHS needed to develop and deploy rugged detector equipment that non-specialists and first responders could use easily Read More

Luján Announces $600,000 in Drug-Free Communities Grants

US REPRESENTATIVE BEN RAY LUJAN News

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that five organizations in Northern New Mexico are receiving more than $600,000 through grants from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. 

The DFC program, which is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, is designed to support community coalitions as they mobilize individuals and organizations to reduce youth substance abuse. 

Coalitions are composed of community leaders, parents, youth, teachers, religious and fraternal organizations, Read More

Public Scoping Underway for Bandelier Transportation Plan

Bandelier NP News:

The National Park Service has initiated the process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions at Bandelier National Monument.

Over three decades, a number of studies and workshops have documented transportation and congestion management challenges at Bandelier National Monument, including traffic congestion at the park entrance and a lack of adequate parking in Frijoles Canyon.

Recent fires and flooding have reduced available parking in Frijoles Canyon, creating more challenges to transportation at the Read More

The Charter Review Committee … How it All Got Started

Column by Mike Wismer
County Councilor

With the election on the horizon, most are aware of the fact that there will be four questions on the ballot that relate to potential changes to the Charter for the County of Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Specifically, the questions for consideration for the November 2012 election deal with the provisions for Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 

I believe it would be helpful to provide a little background on why the Charter Review Committee was formed and outline exactly what the Council tasked the Committee to do. 

In 2009, amid an environment

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United Church Undergoing $2.4 Million Renovation

A tall crane is on the job for the major renovation project underway at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Photo by David Elton

UNITED CHURCH News:

The United Church of Los Alamos is under construction. The $2.4 million renovation project includes most of the campus, including the Christian Education Building, Sanctuary, Thrift Shop and parking lots at 2525 Canyon Road. 

An elevator and atrium are being installed in the Christian Education Building.

The church had a successful fund raising campaign earlier this year that has allowed it to proceed with this major project. Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

This week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required
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Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott
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Jane Johnson Guides Students Toward Class

Photo: Jane Johnson

By Mandy Marksteiner

Jane Johnson assists Los Alamos High School Administration with truancy intervention.

“There are a number of reasons that students have unexcused absences,” Johnson said. “Some students, in the beginning, think they can get by with ditching and no one will notice or care, or they just don’t feel like going to class that day. Some students will ditch a class when they have a test coming up that they don’t feel prepared to take. They sometimes skip one class and use that time to prepare for the next class. It really becomes a serious issue when they have missed Read More

New County Signs Reflect Recycling Program

The signs on Los Alamos County trash trucks have been updated to promote the upcoming glass drop-off recycling program expected to start in mid to late September. The program will accept glass bottles and jars of all colors, and the drop-off will be at the Eco Station. Remember glass cannot be placed in residential blue curbside recycling roll carts. Courtesy/LAC

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Potential Weather Impacts to Area Through Friday

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque has issued an update on an upper level disturbance that will be impacting northern and central New Mexico through Friday.

Overview:
An unseasonal upper level disturbance is currently tracking eastward through Arizona. This disturbance will advance into western and central New Mexico this afternoon and into the evening.

By Friday this weather system will track toward the northeast corner of New Mexico before exiting.

Abundant atmospheric moisture is in place ahead of this feature, and scattered to numerous thunderstorms Read More

Gov. Martinez Speaks Tuesday at GOP Convention

GOP News:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the theme for the 2012 Republican National Convention will be “We Built It.”

Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Dates: Aug. 27-30

Official Convention Website: 2012 GOP Convention

 

Press release on the convention from the 2012 GOP Convention:

History will be made in Tampa August 27-30, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories gather together to nominate their candidate for president of the United States at the Read More

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