San Juan Prescribed Burn Begins Today

SFNF News:

Beginning today, Wednesday Oct. 17, if conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin the 7,300 acre San Juan prescribed burn, located 3-5 miles northeast of Jemez Springs

Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day. Prescribed burning is the managed application of fire to wildland fuels (woody material) under specified conditions, within predetermined boundaries in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels, provide community protection, and restore forest health.

The burn area is located three to five miles northeast of the Jemez Springs and four Read More

Art Show Opening at Los Alamos Co-op Market

CO-OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the opening of a photography exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

The show, dubbed “Camino de Paz y Cooperación,” is a collaborative effort between the Co-op and local photographer Minesh Bacrania and depicts the close connection between Camino de Paz, the Montessori-based school and farm located in Santa Cruz, N.M. and the Los Alamos Co-op.

Bacrania was contracted to deliver in a photo-journalistic style the story of how the 7th-9th graders at the school produce food and other products. The exhibit depicts Read More

Researchers Examine Use of Cosmic-Ray Radiography on Damaged Reactor Cores

Los Alamos National Laboratory Muon Radiography team members stand in front of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex during a visit to evaluate whether Los Alamos’ Scattering Method for cosmic-ray radiography could be used to image the location of nuclear materials within the reactor buildings. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Tiny Travelers from Deep Space Could Assist in Healing Fukushima’s Nuclear Scar

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory have devised a method to use cosmic rays to gather detailed information from inside the damaged cores of the Fukushima Daiichi Read More

Tour the World With the Los Alamos Community Winds Saturday


By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds will open their concert season with “A World of Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at White Rock Baptist Church.

“This is a typical Winds concert in that we are performing a variety of music,” Winds Artistic Director Ted Vives said. “We started looking at people’s suggestions for music and I saw that there was a wide variety of locations around the world represented. The theme grew out of that realization.”

The concert theme is particularly appropriate because this performance by the Los Alamos Community Winds is part of the 11th Annual Read More

OBITUARY: EDULIA ‘EDDIE’ BRIDGE Sept. 24, 1922–Oct. 15, 2012

EDULIA ‘EDDIE’ BRIDGE Sept. 24, 1922Oct. 15, 2012

Maria Edulia (Bustos) Bridge died peacefully Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos.

She was known to her family and friends as “Eddie” and to her grandchildren as “Honey.”

Eddie was born in Polvaderas, N.M. Sept. 24, 1922 to Pedro and Rufina (Lucero) Bustos.

She graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1940. During the early war years she worked at the Boeing aircraft factory in Seattle, Wash.

She returned to New Mexico and worked at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for several years Read More

Police Officials Brief Council on Department’s Master Career Plan

Acting Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster has filled a vacancy left when Kevin Purtymun retired last month. As part of the department’s restructuring, Foster’s previous position of captain has been eliminated. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Acting Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster briefed County Council this evening regarding a Master Career Plan for the Los Alamos Police Department.

“The Master Career Plan provides a road map for our employees to follow that will allow them to progress through a pay system while increasing Read More

Personnel Board Chair Presents Annual Briefing to Council

Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestly makes the required annual presentation to County Council focused on what his board has been completed, what is currently being worked on and what challenges or opportunities may be coming up in the future. Council leadership has requested that the chair of each Board/Commission make a similar presentation to Council once each year. County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel listens at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Council Recognizes Los Alamos Community Winds for National Accomplishment

Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, on behalf of the Council, recognizes the Los Alamos Community Winds for their recent second place award in the American Prize Competition, accepted by flutist Carolynn Scherer during this evening’s County Council meeting at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Community Winds flutist Carolynn Scherer and saxophonist Jonah Katz listen as Council recognizes the organization for their recent second place award in the American Prize Competition during this evening’s meeting at Fire Read More

State Farm Awards $96,250 Grant to Local JJAB


The National State Farm Youth Advisory Board awarded a $96,250 grant to the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in support of an educational and outreach community garden.

JJAB has contracted with The Family YMCA to deliver the grant’s education and food-assistance objectives throughout the next year.

A small “barn-raising” is set for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr., in conjunction with the State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant award presentation.

Youth and adult volunteers are welcome to assist with the construction Read More

Martha Katko’s Photo Makes National Geographic’s Editor’s Choice List

Los Alamos resident Martha Katko shot her photograph entered in this year’s National Geographic Photography contest while visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. “Walking near the waterfront in Vancouver, I was struck by the beautiful reflection of the nearby buildings in the glass of the Convention Center.” Photo by Martha Katko

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Public Invited to View ‘Pink Skies’ at 6:30 p.m. Today!

LANL News:

“Pink Skies,” an inspirational documentary about the empowerment of women – overcoming obstacles as athletes and as human beings, is coming to Los Alamos National Laboratory for employees to view this afternoon.

Community members may view the film at 6:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorium at no charge.

The film follows Ruth, a breast cancer survivor as she hopes to join an incredible team of nearly 200 women from 31 countries to create a World Record all Women’s Skydiving Formation.

The team also has a goal to raise nearly $1 million for breast cancer research Read More

Los Alamos PRObE Center Allows Computer Scientists to Test Super-Computing and Big Data Systems Software Scale

World’s First Large Scale High Performance Super-Computing Systems Research Facility Opening at New Mexico Consortium

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

LANL / NMC News:

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have partnered to create the PRObE Center (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment), a one-of-a-kind computer systems research center located at the Los Alamos Research Park.

A grand opening celebration is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

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LAHS Marching Band Color Guard Awarded Outstanding Auxiliary

Los Alamos High School Marching Band Color Guard received the award for Outstanding Auxiliary at the Valencia Classic last weekend.
Back row from left, Coach Kim Kissane, Rebecca Flavin, Gabby Conley-Lopez, Annie Romero, Kyanna Martinez, Kim Pestovich and Coach Edwin Parker. Front row from left, Angelique Castillo and Amanda Milligan. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School Marching Band Color Guard earned the Outstanding Auxiliary Award Saturday at the Second Annual Valencia Classic in Los Lunas. Band director Zane Meek said Monday that the award is a testament to the “number Read More

Oppenheimer Place Residents Host Candidate Chats

From left, hostess Frances Kendall, Ann Wells, Moderator Bob Wells and Mary Ella Buckland at Oppenheimer Place during Saturday’s candidates chat. Photo by Don Kendall/

Staff Report

In an effort to ensure that all residents at Oppenheimer Place, known as the “senior condos” have every opportunity to be informed voters, they organized and hosted two “chat with the candidates” events.

Frances Kendall and Bob Wells hosted a tea and cookies event Saturday in which residents chatted with County Council candidates and Dist. 43 House candidate Read More

Food on the Hill: Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

This week’s recipe:

Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh lobster meat (or imitation)
  • (you can also use turkey, shrimp, crab or chicken)
  • 1/2 cup dry wine
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup Jarlsberg cheese, grated
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt & pepper
Photo by Sue York/
Lightly coat potatoes in olive oil and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Cool potatoes until they can be handled. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out
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Hilltopper Volleyball beats Capital Saturday 3-0

Savannah Romero sets Samantha Fenner. Photo by Alan Kirk

Rhese Beevers sets teammate. Photo by Alan Kirk

Allyssa Tedder returns serve. Photo by Alan Kirk

Claire Stewart makes kill at net. Photo by Alan Kirk Read More

Hailstones Hammer Central Avenue Flower Baskets

Los Alamos County Parks crews began Monday removing the hanging baskets along Central Avenue because the flowers in the baskets were severely damaged in Friday’s hailstorm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Read More

LANL Training: How to Use Electronic Public Reading Room


LANL News:

The public is invited to participate in a trainingon how to use the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Electronic Public Reading Room.

The training is set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 with two one-hour sessions to choose from including 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, WestJemez Road at Casa Grande.

Foreign nationals are allowed at the morning training only.

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), are holding the training on the contents and use of LANL’s Electronic Public Reading Room (EPRR.) Read More

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