Los Alamos Daily Post Launches New Food Section: ‘Food on the Hill’

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

Hi Los Alamos,

My name is Sue York and I am going to be writing the new food section, “Food on the Hill” of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

My hope for the section is to share recipes and photos on how to make them. 

I will also have restaurant reviews and local menus posted, and maybe even some local food travel.

Just a short history on myself. I am NOT a professional chef, everything I have learned about cooking and food has been learned over years of work in the kitchen. 

I have owned two bed and breakfasts, won many food contests, and been published in three Read More

Fuselier Provides Introduction to Afghan Culture

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, right, and friend Blake Batten arrive at the Lashkar Airport last month. The parking lot behind them is the baggage claim area … if it’s raining, someone may pitch a tent. Photo by Ayub Kharoti

By Dr. Bob Fuselier

Afghanistan is home to numerous ethnic groups. Up until the last few years, many were locked in long-standing conflicts with each other.

While underlying tensions still exist, the peace that is now more of a way of life than a dream of yesterday provides a framework through which Afghans can coexist.

Today the streets of Kabul reflect the spectrum of ethnicity Read More

Los Alamos Geological Society Meets at 6 p.m. June 19

In the facinating world of geology, one never knows what lurks under the next rock or just inside an abandoned silver mine. Geologist Javier Garcia-Guinea put his head inside an opening of an old silver mine in Almeria, Andalusia, Spain in June 2000 and found a gigantic geode, covered with large crystals of gypsum of exceptional transparency. The chamber measured eight meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.7 high. Courtesy/

The Los Alamos Geological Society meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday June 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.


This meeting will be a potluck and silent Read More

Los Alamos Day at NM History Museum Saturday

On Saturday afternoon, June 16, the New Mexico History Museum and its Los Compadres del Palacio support group will host a visit to the Museum for all Los Alamos County residents.  

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., with an informal reception at the Museum.

At  2:15 p.m., Los Alamos visitors are invited to participate in a tour of the St. Johns Bible exhibition led by Tom Leech, head of the Palace Press.

They can also visit other exhibits in the Museum, including those in the Palace of the Governors. Museum admission will be free 1-5 p.m. for Los Alamos visitors.

During the afternoon there Read More

Police Fans Will Love Friday’s Summer Concert

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on or on youtube and you’ll agree with Miles Read More

Community Winds in Semi-Finals for American Prize

The Los Alamos Community Winds has been selected as one of two semi-finalists for the 2012 American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert band Performance – Community Division.

“This is a tremendous honor and one which would not have been possible if it weren’t for your dedication and musicianship and that of many former members over the past 12 years,” Director Ted Vives said.

The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded Read More

Fire and Water: The Las Conchas Fire

Column by State Representative Jim Hall

On June 4 and 5, I attended a conference “Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Las Conchas Fire,” sponsored by New Mexico’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR– 

NM EPSCoR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and this year their focus was to research the impacts of climate change on Northern New Mexico water resources.

The Las Conchas Fire broadened their focus to the environmental impacts of wildfire–with water and water quality as an important subtext. 

The Read More

Fire Restrictions Tighten Tuesday

Santa Fe – Due to increasing fire danger and resources fully engaged on multiple wildfires, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin today announced additional restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and open-fires would be extended to cover all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands throughout the State of New Mexico.

The restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m., Tuesday June 12.

“Recent high temperatures and low humidity levels have dried out forest and wildland vegetation significantly throughout the Read More

Local Students Board Plane this Morning for Europe

Eleven newly graduated seniors from Los Alamos gathered at the Sunport in Albuquerque this morning to fly to Europe on an educational trip with local teacher Lynn Ovaska. Courtesy photo

Students including Michelle Boerigter, Anna Grothaus, Katherine Joseph, Kayla Suazo, Erin Burr, Hannah Breshears, Megan Kelley, Anna Carroll, Taylor Mason, Chris Calhoun and Nick Padilla line up in the Sunport prepared to board the plane for their educational tour of Europe, which runs through June 22. Courtesy photo

Students Anna Carroll, Megan Kelley and Taylor Mason from Los Alamos prepare to board their Read More

Small Businesses Providing Services to LANL Receive National Awards from DOE

LANL News:

Demolition of the former administration building at TA-3 conducted by ARSEC Environmental LLC. Courtesy/LANL

Three businesses that provide services to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) received Department of Energy small business awards for fiscal year 2011 and will be recognized by DOE at a ceremony June 27 in Washington, D.C.

  • Eberline Services of Santa Fe received DOE’s Small Business of the Year award. Eberline conducted environmental drilling services at LANL. The work in 2011 was completed without recordable injuries or lost work time because of accidents. The company
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Public Invited to Draft Airport Master Plan Open House

Los Alamos County Airport runway in 2008. Photo by Sean Slemmons
The public is invited to drop by an informal open house regarding the draft Airport Master Plan from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday June 20, in Council Chambers at 475 20th St.
Delta Airport Consultants is the County’s contractor for this project and will be on hand to answer questions during the open house.
The draft Master Plan is available to review prior to the open house on the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.usunder the “Projects/Airport Master Plan” link.
The webpage provides ways for residents to comment,
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Bradbury Invites Public to Share Personal Fire Stories

Courtesy/Bradbury Science Museum

Interactive exhibit opens June 13

Beginning Wednesday June 13, the public is invited to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Bradbury Science Museum to take part in “Living With Wildfire: Share Your Stories.”

The museum will host an opening reception from 3:30-6 p.m. for the general public.

Nearly one year ago, the Las Conchas Fire burned in forest areas surrounding LANL and forced a one-week closure.

The wildfire spared the Laboratory but it affected thousands of residents in Northern New Mexico.

The exhibit provides an opportunity for people to share Read More

Celebrity Models and Vocalists Entertain Sold Out Crowd during Opera Guild Fashion Show at Blue Window Bistro Sunday

Anna Caspersen, left, her celebrity model husband Roland Caspersen and Opera Guild President Mary Cummings at The Blue Window Bistro during Sunday’s musical fashion show. Julia Fair, Alicia Solomon and Jess Cullinan performed at the elegant event at which 11 local celebrities modeled fashions by Uli’s. The Blue Window Bistro partnered with the Los Alamos Opera Guild and the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera on this event, providing savory hor d’oeuvres, desserts and a variety of wines. Proceeds from the sold out event benefit the Opera Guilds. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Read More

‘Julie’s Helpers’ Hosts Scholarship Event with Navajo Frybread and Tacos at Ashley Pond Friday

By Carol A. Clark

The community is invited to enjoy authentic Navajo frybread and Navajo tacos at the second annual Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Navajo Taco Sale.

The event is set for 5-9 p.m., Friday June 15 at Ashley Pond in conjunction with the Gordon’s Summer Concert and kickoff of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Navajo partners will prepare the Navajo frybread and Navajo tacos for the event. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.


Before her passing from a brain tumor in December of 2009, Julie Meadows and Read More

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 29 to June 6, 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.




May 29 at 5:21 p.m. / Police charged Kevin Herring, 34, of Los Alamos with shoplifting at Smith’s Food & Drug Centers on Central Avenue and issued him a summons to appear in court. The estimated loss is less than $100. 





May 31 at 9:27 a.m. / Police arrested Javier Ramos, 22, of Santa Fe on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Read More

Jin Park Hosts Concert for Charity at 6:30 p.m. Friday

Jin Park performs Friday evening at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Photo by Don Taylor

By Carol A. Clark

Jin Park will perform in his senior recital at 6:30 p.m., Friday June 15 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. 

The well-known local musician is hoping many people will turn out for this very special event.

“Music has been such an influence in my life. Before leaving for school in the fall, I wanted to share what music has come to mean to me after all these years,” Park said. “To me, music is a chance to share a bit of joy with others, be it through Read More

Little Bear Fire Consumes Nearly 35,000 Acres


The Little Bear Fire sparked by lightning June 4 near Ruidoso in the Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest remains o percent contained.

The massive blaze has burned some 34,651 acres of mixed conifer and ponderosa pine and destroyed about 35 structures as of this morning.

There are currently eight Type 1 and Type 2 crews comprised of 429 firefighters battling this inferno with 47 fire engines, seven water tenders, five dozers and two Type 1 helicopters.

Road Closures:

  • N.M. 532 (Ski Run Road) at mile marker 3, east and west;
  • N.M. 48 from mile marker 8 to mile marker
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Los Alamos Elks Lodge Invites Community to Special Flag Day Event at 6 p.m. Thursday

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge is hosting a Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Elks Lodge on Trinity Drive next to Sonic. The event includes a talk on the history of the American flag, a flag folding demonstration and instruction on the proper way to dispose of a flag, with a flag burning ceremony to follow. The Los Alamos Elks Lodge will provide free hot dogs, chips and cookies to those who attend the event. For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.

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