Governor to Attend Jim Hall Campaign Rally Sunday

ELECTION 2012 News:
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will travel to Los Alamos this weekend to attend the “Rally to Keep Jim Hall in the Roundhouse.”
The community is invited to join the governor from 2-4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21 at the rally for Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.
Martinez is attending the event to support Hall’s election campaign for House District 43 – Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.
All residents of District 43 are invited to this political event to meet the governor, Representative Hall and other local and
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LAHS Girls Golf Team Qualifies for State Championship!

Los Alamos High School golfer Faith Koh watches her tee shot on #10 at Santa Fe Country Club today. The Topper boys and girls golf teams are playing in the Hobbs Fall Invitational being co-hosted with Santa Fe High School today. The LAHS Girls Golf Team took First Place with a 386 today. The girls also earned their third qualifying leg, which puts them in the State Championship next May! The boys took third with a 360 and did not earn any state qualifying legs. Photo by Mike Lippiatt Read More

Video: League of Women Voters Oct. 11 Forum: Dist. 43, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Candidates

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef , left, looks on as Stephanie Garcia Richard and Jim Hall, candidates for NM House District 43, shake hands after their lively debate. Courtesy

Staff Report

The following is a video produced and made available to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Public Access Channel 8 (PAC 8.) 

The video is in Windows Media Video format (WMV.)  There are converters available for the quicktime player on Apple systems. 

This video was recorded at the Fellowship Hall of the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4, at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. It is approximately Read More

Letter to the Editor: Proposed Charter Changes Achieve Goal

By Ralph L. Phelps
Former County Councilor

When I was selected to join the Charter Review Committee, I approached the task very cautiously and conservatively because any changes that might be recommended required a very thorough vetting process to ensure the right decisions were made to our community’s fundamental law.

My fellow committee members were equally dedicated, and we had many open and transparent discussions at public meetings that explored the issues from all aspects, bringing out researched facts and practical examples of what needed to be changed.

In the end, our report to council Read More

Community Invited to ‘Satch Cowan Trail’ Dedication



Residents are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the new “Satch Cowan Trail” at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area.

The new trail — with construction led by the County’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, local trails volunteers, and fifth-grade students from Mountain Elementary School — parallels portions of the existing Quemazon trail near the canyon edge.

Prior to improvements, the trail had already been in existence and hiked for years as a “social trail.”

Now, the Satch Cowan Read More

Friday’s Hailstorm Wreaks Havoc on Local Home

The home of Dawn and James Cline at 1164 Cheyenne St. is battered by Friday’s Hailstorm. Photo by James Cline

Staff Report

“Our house got trashed,” said Dawn Cline of Friday’s intense hailstorm.

Cline and her husband James Cline own Aspen Copies & Office Supplies, 1907 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. She told the Los Alamos Daily Post that their home was hit the hardest in the neighborhood and sustained the most damage.

“We lost our full front siding and siding on the side of our trailer, all of the shutters and all of the front windows … the front Read More

Letter to the Editor: The Ballot Questions

Councilor Mike Wismer
By Mike Wismer & David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos County Councilors

As part of the ballot for the November election, Los Alamos voters are being presented with proposed changes to the Initiative, Referendum and Recall provisions of the Charter, and the process for future Charter amendments. 

We fully agree with the notion that changes to the Charter should only be made after thoughtful and deliberate consideration. 

The Charter Review Committee provided that analysis after months of open and respectful dialogue. 

We support the proposed Read More

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2012

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.

Oct. 4 at 6:38 a.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was to victim of extortion by someone attempting to expose her. The matter is under investigation.


Oct. 4 at 2:47 p.m. / Police arrested Peggy Myers, 59, of Los Alamos at 15th Street and Central Avenue and charged her with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. / A 70-year-old Los Alamos woman reported Read More

Letter to the Editor: We Deserve Better – Vote NO on Charter Amendments

By Robert Pelak

I recently participated in a League of Women Voters forum to express my opposition to the four proposed amendments to the Los Alamos County Charter that are on this year’s election ballot.

The Los Alamos Daily Post recently published a letter from Kyle Wheeler stating that, at that forum, I said that “the way the Charter Review Committee grouped the items makes sense.” I am writing this letter to explain that the above statement is
an exaggeration of my comments. I do not support the way these amendments have been grouped and I oppose the tremendous toughening
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Experience Pasión de Tango at LALT Thursday

Alp Findikoglu and Paula Couselo-Findikoglu tango. Courtesy photo

By Bonnie Gordon

Thrill to one of the most fascinating and sensual dance styles in the world when Pasión de Tango comes to Los Alamos Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 18.

Pasión de Tango will showcase Santa Fe tango performers and instructors Alp Findikoglu and Paula Couselo-Findikoglu and the Bailo Tango Dance Group as well as the music of the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Argentina.

The show is produced by Graciela Cainelli. The music and dance will intertwine to show tango’s complexity, depth, elegance and sensuality. Read More

Column: The Hogwarts School of Management – Part II

Column by Elena Yang

I continue on the course of Hogwarts’ teaching on power. I highly recommend that you read the passages substituting fictitious names with real names in your work environment. To what extent do the descriptions parallel your experience?

Part II

III. Then, there is the purely bully power.

Bully power is embodied in Draco Malfoy and his cronies. Of course, one could argue that Voldemort was a bully too; after all, a bully strikes fear in the victim. 

However, Voldemort was extremely skillful and intelligent in applying his skills to manipulate, to strike, to conquer.  Read More

NNSA Holds Radiation Emergency Training in Denmark

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Participants from five countries took part in a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) International Training Course on Consequence Management (I-CM) last week in Denmark.

The training was hosted by the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

“The training was part of NNSA’s broader effort to build and enhance nuclear emergency management systems worldwide,” said NNSA Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Joseph Krol. “The international course provided commonly accepted methods in addition to lessons learned by NNSA responders in Read More

Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s

Los Alamos High School students Charlie Herman and Haley Henson. Photo by Sopahn Kellogg


By Sopahn Kellogg
Los Alamos Daily Post Intern

The Olions have decades of history at Los Alamos High. This fall the thespian club is presenting a play, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s and it is happening this coming weekend.

Tickets are $9 each and the show will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of the new LAHS building.

Interviewing some of the cast members I asked them a little about the musical Read More

Ruby K’s Cupcake Decorating Fest Helps Nonprofit

Children concentrated intensely on their decorating technique at Ruby K’s first Cupcake Decorating Fest Saturday. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
RUBY K’s News:
Ruby K’s first Cupcake Decorating Fest drew a crowd Saturday as parents and children gathered around a table outside the restaurant at 20th and Central Avenue to decorate cupcakes with vibrant frosting and an entire tableful of colorful candies.

The event raised $105 for Family Strengths Network (FSN). Ruby K’s hopes to raise even more money for FSN during its Scary Cupcake Decorating Contest

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Day Journeys to the Middle of Nowhere: An Adventure in Corrales

Travel Column by Kirsten Laskey

To say this place is centered in nowhere may be a bit of a stretch. It actually nips at the heels of one of those major sprawling communities that are located everywhere.

Still, when my parents and I drove into Corrales via Bernalillo recently, we were certain we had arrived but not entirely sure where.

Corrales and Bernalillo may tread on each others’ toes but driving down a road lined with trees that create a dappled pattern of sunlight and seeing horses roaming through pastures in the small town of Corrales, it is hard to believe that minutes away is a huge collection Read More

Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘Yes’ on Charter Ballot Questions

By Kevin Holsapple
Los Alamos

Amongst the various elective office contests and ballot questions on the slate for November’s election are four local Charter ballot questions deserving of your attention and affirmation.

They deal with making improvements to the County Charter provisions dealing with citizen initiatives, referendums, recalls, and future Charter revisions.
A group formed by the County Council called the Charter Review Committee (CRC) performed a comprehensive review of the County Charter over the past few years, held a whole bunch of public meetings
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Café Scientifique Looks at Ethical Hacking Oct.18

Local teens are invited to attend Café Scientifique NM set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA in the Building 4 Computer Lab.
Neale Pickett of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present the talk, “Ethical Hacking and Codebreaking: A Hands-on Tutorial and Contest.”
In early 2009, Iran’s uranium enrichment program—widely believed to be aimed at developing a nuclear weapon—was set back at least two years and billions of dollars by a computer virus from the United States.  

The New Zealand-based Megaupload site has millions Read More

CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 15


Public Works Projects:

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

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1:

Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon remains closed.

Roadway prep 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.

Paving from the middle of the Myrtle Green to 9th Street should occur the week of Oct. 22.

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U.S., Russia Partner to Complete Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center, Reaffirm Commitment

NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs. It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense (RF MOD) announced Friday the commissioning of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Training Center (KRTC) near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The KRTC will provide training for personnel who maintain or operate security systems Read More

Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants



Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.


Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos’s power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.


Los Alamos’ power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power. Read More

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