Letter to the Editor: Vote for PRC Reform

By Fred Nathan
Founder and Executive Director
Think New Mexico
Vote for PRC Reform – Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4

Toward the end of your ballot in this coming election is an opportunity to professionalize and streamline New Mexico’s dysfunctional Public Regulation Commission (PRC) by voting in favor of Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4.  

This matters because no local, state or federal government agency directly affects more New Mexicans on a daily basis than the PRC.

In addition to approving the prices New Mexicans pay for electricity, natural gas, water, and Read More

Navajo Nation Announces Support for Heather Wilson

Johnny Naize, speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE — The Navajo Nation, the largest American-Indian reservation in the state, announced its support for Heather Wilson, citing her platform to create jobs and protect New Mexico’s energy industry.

“Mrs. Wilson, you have clearly voiced your stance in support of the jobs and economic revenues that the coal industry represents to our region,” said Johnny Naize, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. “Like you we believe in caring for our environment and our people with Read More

Rep. Debbie Rodella Hosts Campaign Meet and Greet for Stephanie Garcia Richard

Rep. Debbie Rodella, the former representative for Cuba and Gallina area before redistricting, hosted a Meet and Greet with Gene and Peggy McCracken of Gallina for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, at El Bruno’s restaurant in Cuba over the weekend. Rodella addressed the crowd and told them she was encouraged by Garcia Richard’s commitment to level the playing field for small businesses and the need to close tax breaks for out of state corporations. A campaign worker at the event said, “Rodella highlighted integrity, enthusiasm, knowledge and Read More

Time Extended for Public Comment on Transportation to Bandelier



The National Park Service (NPS) at Bandelier National Monument is developing a Transportation Plan/ Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) to improve transportation conditions in Bandelier National Monument.


The public comment period has been extended, and will now close Tuesday, Nov. 6,


The NPS is in the scoping phase of the project and needs and encourages public input during this initial comment period.


These comments are crucial to defining the issues and concerns to be addressed.


The public will have a second opportunity to comment Read More

Food on the Hill: Wine Poached Stuffed Pears

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
Wine Poached Stuffed Pears
Photo by Sue York/
4 pears, all about the same size and stands well. They need to be ripe, but still firm
1 cup white sugar
2 cups sweet red wine
2 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup of well chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar
Photo by Sue York/
Cut off the cap of each pear. Using a round core cutter and a 1/4 teaspoon measure spoon and a thin sharp knife remove the core of each pear very carefully. Do not cut the pear all the way through
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Local Woman Shares Some Difficult Times

Kay Dreamtrader of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Woman Who Suffered Emotional Distress Hopes to Inspire Others
By Carol A. Clark
Kay Dreamtrader is a medical assistant at Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic in Los Alamos.
She went through some very difficult periods in her life in the last few years and decided to share her experiences with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the hopes that she might help others.
“I went thru a very sudden and devastating break up of a nine-year relationship in the fall of 2009,” Dreamtrader said. “I
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Join Dorothy Hoard for Hike Across Beanfield Mesa

Beanfield Bend. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Join PEEC at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 for a hike across historic Beanfield Mesa. Living Treasure, author and local historian Dorothy Hoard will lead participants around the mesa top, past historic locations and to spectacular viewpoints.

Prior to 1943, two old roads were built to access a farm high atop Beanfield Mesa. Located across Rendija Canyon north of Barranca Mesa, the mesa featured a substantial line cabin (unfortunately lost in the 2000 Cerro Grande fire.)

Those farmers tended crops on Beanflield Mesa, but the history of the mesa also includes Read More

LAHS Golfers Continue Play at Bosque HS Invitational

Jennifer Necker, 8th grader on the LAHS girls golf team, tees off at #1 at Albuquerque Country Club Monday. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School boys golf team takes 4th place with a 385. Raul Roybal shot 78 and earned his 2nd individual qualifying leg towards state.

The girls golf team only had 3 plays today so there was no team score and no individual qualifiers. Read More

‘Pitch Perfect’ – A Perfect Melody of Laughter and Fun

Photo Courtesy/Universal Pictures

Movie Review by Kirsten Laskey

This is a great time of year to go to the cinema. After a period of lackluster listings on the marquees, we are now in the season when all the exciting and heavily anticipated movies begin to put a shine on the theaters’ signs.

Take for instance the Reel Deal Theater’s listings – they are showing “Argo” and “The Master” – two very poignant and dramatic pieces that plow deep in their examination of human nature and the word.

Despite these movies’ dramatic flair, I didn’t see either film. Instead, I picked the lightest, fluffiest movie Read More

Kristin Henderson to Address Charter Amendments Thursday at The Hive

LAEN News:
Kristin Henderson, candidate for County Council will speak to members of the Los Alamos Entreprenuers Network (LAEN) on the proposed County Charter amendments.
Henderson will speak during LAEN’s weekly brown-bag networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
There will be time for Q&A following Henderson’s talk and the public is invited to attend.
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Fall Gathering Conference Features Dr. Doug Weiss

Dr. Doug Weiss. Courtesy Photo

FBC News:

The First Baptist Church of Los Alamos is hosting a Fall Gathering Conference on Oct. 27 and 28 focusing on “Building Stronger Marriage, Parenting, & Family – Relationships.” 

Dr. Doug Weiss is the guest speaker at the conference. First Baptist Church is at 2200 Diamond Dr.

Weiss is a licensed psychologist and the executive director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

He has appeared as an expert on many national TV shows including Dr. Phil, Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America and the 700 Club.

Weiss Read More

Pete Sheehey Knocks on Doors in White Rock

Los Alamos County Council candidate Pete Sheehey was spotted attaching a campaign sign to a chain linked fence at the corner of Rover Boulevard and Bryce Street. Sheehey spent time Sunday knocking on doors and discussing the issues with home owners in the White Rock neighborhood and getting permission to post his signs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Read More

Pumpkin Splash & Halloween Carnival Oct. 27


Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division on Oct. 27 for the pirate themed Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This fun family event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes pirate themed carnival games, jumping into the pool and finding your pumpkin, decorating your pumpkin and watching pirate movies.

The cost for the event is $ 7 per person. Sign up today at the Aquatic Center as the event is limited to 150 participants.

For further information, contact the Recreation Division, at (505) 662-8173, visit the website at, or Read More

Deborah Jin Receives ‘For Women in Science’ Award

Deborah Jin. Courtesy/University of Colorado Boulder


Deborah Jin, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who works at JILA, has been selected as the North American recipient for the 2013 For Women in Science Awards.

JILA is a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder.

The award is given annually by the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO as part of an international program recognizing women in science and supporting scientific vocations.

Five women scientists are recognized each year, one for each of five regions of the world. Since Read More

Solar Glitter at New Mexico PBS Science Cafe

PBS News:

Come to the New Mexico PBS October Science Café from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium (Room 1041), on the UNM Main Campus, in Albuquerque for Solar Glitter.

The speaker is Jose L. Cruz-Campa from Sandia National Laboratories.

In the current Information Age, the triumphs of tiny are seen all around us: smaller transistors and microchips used in ever-shrinking laptops and cell phones.

Materials science has changed history and is shaping the future every day and is ushering in a new generation of materials.

Learn how Sandia National Laboratories Read More

World Polio Day: Rotary Club of Los Alamos Works to End Polio Across the Globe

EVANSTON, ILL. – In honor of World Polio Day, which is widely recognized on Oct. 24, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos will soon be accepting member and community donations as part of Rotary’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease polio.
On World Polio Day, Rotary International also will launch the “World’s Biggest Commercial,” an innovative, interactive campaign at that gives everyone a chance to join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet and other world figures and celebrities already participating
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A Day Filled With Young Eagles and Smiles

One Young Eagle waving at another just before the machine guns start blazing. Courtesy photo

By Will Fox

One of the things I enjoy most as an EAA member is being able to participate in the Young Eagles program.

Recently, we were were asked by the airport manager at Lindrith (Population: 109), in the mountains of northern New Mexico, if we could fly some kids as part of the Young Eagles program.

We said sure and started to figure out how we were going to do it. You see, the Lindrith airstrip, which is just about on the Continental Divide, is at an elevation of 7200′ MSL and is only 3300′ x75′. Read More

Crowd Turns Out for Satch Cowan Trail Dedication

A crowd gathers for this morning’s Satch Cowan Trail Dedication and Ribbon Cutting event at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Fifth-grade students from Mountain Elementary School participated in today’s dedication as they had been involved along with local trails volunteers led by the County’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin on the construction of the trail. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Everyone gathered for a group photo at this morning’s dedication of the Satch Cowan Read More

Governor Mingles with Locals at Sunday Rally

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks with Fr. John F. Carney, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Los Alamos and Rep. Jim Hall at the Hilltop House Hotel Sunday during a campaign rally to return Hall to the Roundhouse. Republican Hall is running against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard for House Dist. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Martinez, left, with Martha Hawkins and her husband Terry Hawkins during Sunday’s rally. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Optometrist Lisa Shin speaks with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Seva Khalsa Read More

Candidates Go On Record Regarding Charter Changes

Staff Report:

The six candidates running for one of three seats on the Los Alamos County Council weighed in on where they stand on the hotly contested proposed changes to the Los Alamos County Charter. The four questions on the Nov. 6, General Election ballot propose changing the County’s Charter for Initiative, Referendum, Recall and Charter Amendment Process. Below are the candidates’ responses to the proposed changes followed by links to the language of the four proposed amendments:


“I have friends and supporters who have strong feelings both for and Read More

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