Mule Deer Fawns in Need of Fresh Tree Branches

The Wildlife Center near Espanola is in need of fresh branches to feed its Mule Deer Fawns undergoing rehabilitation. Anyone willing to trim a few branches from their fruit trees to donate to these fawns is encouraged to call the Wildlife Center at 505-753-9505. Founded in 1986, the Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. Courtesy photo
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High Holidays 2012 at Los Alamos Jewish Center

LAJC News:
Rabbi Melissa Klein. Courtesy photo
By Bonnie J. Gordon
The Los Alamos Jewish Center community eagerly anticipates welcoming a special guest rabbi for this year’s High Holiday season, Rabbi Melissa Klein.
Rabbi Klein will not only officiate religious services, but will also lead community events that weave together traditional high holiday values with the theme, “Generation to Generation.”
Longtime Los Alamos rabbi, Rabbi Jack Shlachter, was honored with an invitation to lead services at a synagogue in Vienna, Austria.
His acceptance
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Appreciative Inquiry: Examples at Individual Level

Column by Elena Yang

We can use Appreciative Inquiry principles for personal encounters.

A group leader’s administrative assistant is a young and competent woman.

But between her various personal needs, grandparents’ and parents’ illnesses, young children’s school delays and days-home, husband’s inability to support, and the organization’s constant demands of this training and that new requirement, she was not reliably at her desk answering phone calls, which made frustrated others trying to collaborate with the group. 

Should the group leader reprimand her? Lecture her? Tell Read More

Don’t Miss Tonight’s Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture

Alex Filippenko brings cosmic photos, music, passion and a host of T-shirts to his popular Introduction to General Astronomy class. Photos by Steve McConnell/UC Berkeley

Tonight is the Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium. The lecture, by Alex Fillippenko from UC Berkeley is on “Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe.”

The Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture is open to the public at no charge.

The  J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee is dedicated to honoring the memory of Oppenheimer and his significant contributions to Los Alamos, Read More

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2012

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Aug. 9 at 9:43 a.m. / Police arrested Robert Montoya, 29, of Carlsbad in the 1200 block of Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, no proof of insurance, no vehicle registration.

Aug. 9 at 2:49 p.m. / A business in the 100 block of Quicksilver reported being the victim Read More

Join Council for Golf Course Building Groundbreaking




The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking of the new Golf Course Community Building.

Refreshments will be served. Read More

Physiocartography, Author’s Speak & New Databases at Mesa Public Library


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Bill Gilbert’s Physiocartography exhibit opens Tuesday, Aug. 21  at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.

Gilbert, Lannan Chair of Land Arts of the American West program at UNM, will show his multimedia works created by walking predetermined grids, using a GPS, and recording his journey.

The exhibit consists of digital prints, photographs, and audio/video. Open during regular library hours. Reception and panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 15, part of the Next Big Idea festival and ISEA2012 events.

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Becker and Bradley Speak Tuesday at Geological Society Meeting


The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
The featured speakers are Dr Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Bradley. Their talk is entitled, “A travelogue of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.”

The September field trip will be to Shark’s Tooth Ridge between San Ysidro and Cuba.

To participate in this trip, meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Sullivan Field.

Plan on bringing a camera, sunscreen, extra clothing, water, lunch and snacks.

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Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Agenda for Aug. 21

Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Agenda
1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chamber Conference Room
109 Central Park Square  

I.       ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS                                                           Read More

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results:

Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Elite Men

1. Chip Cooper, 33:06, 6:34, 18:35, 59:47;

2. Jimmy Archer, 33:07, 6:17, 19:03, 1:00:25;

3. Scott Archer, 34:08, 7:13, 19:27, 1:02:25;

4. Steve Morley, 35:25, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

5. Mark Wald-Hopkins, 35:27, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

6. Tim Gallegos, 42:43, 9:42, 26:09, 1:21:17.

Elite Women

1. Liz Miller, 38:42, 7:19, 21:27, 1:09:30;

2. Amy Regan, 37:40, 8:03, 21:49, 1:10:05;

3. Kim Katko, 39:34, 7:10, 22:29, 1:11:23;

4. Sanna Sevanto, 40:11, 10:22, 22:39, 1:15.54;

5. Jeri Sullivan, 42:24, 8:28, Read More

Performing Arts Center Presents ‘Parted Waters’ Sunday Aug. 26

Argos MacCallum performing the character of “Reynaldo” in Parted Waters. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Little Theatre and Teatro Paraguas of Santa Fe are teaming up to produce a New Mexico Statehood Centennial Event in Los Alamos.
Parted Waters by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, will be produced at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
The performance will be directed by Fran Martone, who starred in the Los Alamos production of Time Enough and directed Galileo’s Footsteps and Manhattan
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Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Offered Sunday Aug. 18 at PEEC


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The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is sponsoring a talk on rainwater harvesting at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEECP from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

The talk is free and open to the public, with advance registration requested at 

Walk-ins are also welcome. The DPU will provide a free water conservation kit for each participant.

Is your garden thirsty for days, and then overwhelmed by a short cloudburst? Rainwater harvesting can help you store water on those overwhelming Read More

Road Closure Sunday for 19th Annual Kids Triathlon


The Los Alamos Recreation Division will be holding the 19th annual Kids Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 19.

The following road closure will be in effect: Canyon Road will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15th Street to Central Avenue.

Canyon Road will reopen at 3 p.m. from 15th Street to Central Avenue.


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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning


UPDATE 9:33 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. for Los Alamos. Avoid flood areas.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has extended the Flash Flood Warning for:

  • Northwestern Los Alamos County in north central New Mexico
  • Extreme southeastern Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico
  • Northeastern Sandoval County in north central New Mexico
  • Northwestern Santa Fe County in north central New Mexico

At 8:56  p.m. emergency management officials reported an eight foot surge of water at the Junction of Read More

Tree Trimming to Prevent Power Outages Starts Monday

Preventing power outages and unsafe fire hazards by trimming trees too close to power lines is a safety and reliability priority for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

The DPU has engaged Allied Tree Service to trim around the overhead power lines in White Rock and Los Alamos starting Monday.

The tree trimming project is anticipated to last two to three months with work beginning at the Ski Hill, then moving to White Rock, then the Los Alamos townsite.

The tree trimming is necessary to prevent trees from coming into contact with power lines and touching un‐insulated wires, which Read More

School Board Work Session Scheduled for Aug. 23


The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a work session for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

The agenda items include an update on Title IX, a presentation on Human Resources and a report on test results data by each school site.

The meeting is open to the public.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police Corner Fleeing Motorist Suspected of Hitting Bicyclist

Bicyclist Cindy Lawton was knocked over by a hit and run motorist this morning on N.M. 4. Lawton’s husband Jon Bernard, center, was riding behind her and was not hit. The couple’s friend, Scott Wilburn, was driving by and stopped to help. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police captured a motorist suspected of knocking over a woman riding her bicycle and then fleeing the scene at about 9:45 a.m. today on N.M. 4.

Suspect Kyle Smith and a passenger are stopped by police on West Jemez Road following a hit and run accident involving a bicyclist. Photo by Read More

CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of Aug. 20


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1
Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.

The work zone on Canyon Road will be extended to between NM502 to just south of Nugget. This section is closed to through traffic; however, residential Read More

JJAB Seeks Part-Time Coordinator


Non-profit seeks part-time coordinator. Duties include financial management, board coordination and administration support.

Excellent communication skills required, experience with social services preferred. Submit cover letter and resume to JJAB P.O. Box 4716, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

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