Lobo Howl Women’s Basketball Puts on Show

Lobo women perform dance routine for fans. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo women players wave to crowd after drills. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo women run shooting drill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Lobo Lucy and Lobo Luey go out to meet crowd. Photo by Alan Kirk

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San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 Percent Complete

SFNF News:

San Juan Prescribed Burn 95 percent Complete – 7,000 acres treated, 300 acres remain

Fire managers have completed ignitions on the San Juan prescribed burn for today, Thursday, Oct. 18.

Today, 5,750 acres were successfully treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Since yesterday, 7,000 acres have been treated.

Favorable conditions allowed fire managers to treat a greater area today and complete most of the burn, therefore limiting the number of days smoke will be in the air.

Tonight, firefighters will remain on-site monitoring the burn area.

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BREAKING NEWS: Emergency Century Link Work on Trinity and Diamond



The eastbound curb lane of Trinity Drive in the vicinity of the Mountain Village apartments – east of 35th Street – is closed to allow Century Link to perform emergency line repairs.

This closure will impact the evening traffic commute and motorists are urged to either use the Truck Route or be prepared for delays on Trinity Drive.

Due to the nature of the emergency, crews may also need to work on Diamond Drive north of the Diamond/Trinity intersection during the evening commute.

Motorists are advised to expect Read More

Community Invited to Dedicate Labyrinth Oct. 27

Photo: Pastor Bruce Kuenzel


Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos announces the dedication of its Labyrinth and invites the public to help in consecrating this new sacred space for use by all members of the Los Alamos Community.

The dedication ceremony is 2-4 p.m., Oct. 27 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

“We are very excited to have this meditation path as a spiritual resource for the entire community and hope that it will be widely used by many people, no matter what their faith or spiritual foundations,” Kate Thomas Read More

Shop Til You Drop at Art Center’s Fall Fair Saturday

Photo: Jewelry by Liberty Blueskyes 

By Nancy Coombs

On Saturday, you can tiptoe into your holiday shopping without feeling guilty when you find more items to keep for yourself than to give as gifts.

The 35th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair presented by the Fuller Lodge Art Center offers a “Gateway to the Holidays” shopping experience with a spectacular showcase of talented artists and craftspeople.

This year, Fuller Lodge Art Center is holding its Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

The event features more than 60 artists Read More

Jefferson Byrd to Hold Townhall Oct. 24 in Los Alamos

GOP News:

District 3 Republican Congressional Candidate Jefferson Byrd will hold a Townhall in Los Alamos next week.

The community is invited to join Byrd at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Los Alamos GOP Headquarters, 1362 Trinity Dr, Suite D1.

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Assessor’s Office Takes Tour of Muni Building

Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson, second from left, and her staff toured the Municipal Building on Central Avenue Monday. From left, Curtis Valencia, Johnson, Betty Martinez, Joaquin Valdez, Marty Martinez and Lucas Fresquez. Courtesy photo   Read More

LANL’s Contributions to Curiosity Power Source Wins DOE Secretary Award

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, second from left, with the Los Alamos National Laboratory MMRTG Team. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
  • Secretary of Energy‘s Achievement Award Recognizes Work to Power Mars Rover
A small team of Los Alamos National Laboratory employees received the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award for their contributions on the thermoelectric generator that provides electrical power and heat to the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover.
Photo: The award recognizes LANL’s contribution to Mars rover power source.
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Letter to the Editor: Proposed Charter Changes Rectify Shortcomings

By Ken Milder
Former County Councilor

When changes to our County Charter are proposed, I usually look at such proposals with a somewhat jaundiced eye.

Our Charter, after all, has served us well, with only minor changes, for nearly 45 years.

This is true for the most part. But, after so many years we start to see what works and what does not.

For many years the initiative, referendum, and recall provisions of the Charter have lacked clarity and, at times, inhibited the community’s effort to proceed with needed improvements.

The proposed changes rectify those shortcomings.

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Fundraiser Benefits UNM-LA Scholarship Students

Artists Paul and Melissa Torres share their experiences as students at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The sold-out UNM-Los Alamos Scholarship Fundraiser held Oct. 12 in the UNM-LA Student Center, raised more than $10,000 for student scholarships.

The event included a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer Jody Shepard. More than 150 pieces were auctioned to benefit UNM-LA scholarship students.

“These funds will help support our neediest students,” said event organizer Patricia Boyer, director of Student Services at UNM-LA.

“We have many students who qualify Read More

High-Value Muscle Cars on the Auction Block


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals Service will sell more than 50 high-value muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles and jet skis via a live auction at 10 a.m. Thursday at Apple Auctioneering Co., 14851 NW 27th Ave., Opa-Locka, Fla.

The vehicles were seized and forfeited to the federal government as part of a pill mill takedown in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in 2011.

Proceeds generated from the auction will be deposited into the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund, which is used to compensate victims, supplement law enforcement programs and support community programs. Read More

SFI Seminar: Mathematics in the 21st Century – Shall They Be Different?

SFI News:

Pierre Cartier of Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques will present the talk, “Mathematics in the 21st Century: Shall They Be Different?” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Medium Conference Room of the Santa Fe Institute. 

Abstract: I shall first review the heritage of the “short 20th century” in mathematics. A major success in the first half of this century was the appearance of the encyclopedic textbook by Bourbaki, putting in action the Hilbert’s programme.

I shall explain how it changed deeply our global perception of mathematics. Read More

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Notification

SFNF News:

Fire managers have successfully treated 1,250 acres of the 7,300 acres scheduled scheduled for up to five days on the San Juan prescribed burn.

Flames and fire are visible from Cat and San Juan Mesas at night and residents will see a “glowing mountain” … this is expected so don’t be alarmed.

Ignitions have started again today on the San Juan prescribed burn and fire managers will continue using hand ignitions to create a blackline along the southeastern/western perimeter of the burn area.

Blacklining consists of pre-burning of woody material on the ground adjacent to control Read More

U.S. Attorney Names New Mexico District Election Officer

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Wednesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathon M. Gerson will lead his office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.

As the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico, AUSA Gerson is responsible for overseeing the district’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring Read More

Special Program at Reel Deal Welcomes Kids Under 5

Staff Report

The national movement calling for baby-friendly theaters has reached Los Alamos.

“Driving Force” – a local group formed for foreign spouses by Jim Nesmith, Julie Ranger and Veronica Magnelind has initiated a special program called “Babes in Arm” in collaboration with the Real Deal Theater, 2552 Central Ave.

In the theater at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, the lights will be up, sound for the movie will be down and mothers or fathers and their children under 5 years of age will be enthusiastically welcomed.

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Column: Link Between Back Pain and Spinal Posture

By Jessica Kisiel M.S.

Several painful back conditions – stenosis, disc bulge or herniation, spondylolisthesis and sciatica – are due to improper spinal alignment.

Proper Spinal Alignment

Consisting of 33 bones called vertebrae the spine preforms a delicate balancing act. The top eight vertebrae create the cervical spine, the next 12, the thoracic spine, and the lower 5, the lumbar spine.

At the base of the spine are the sacrum and coccyx, which are segments of fused vertebrae. 

The spine has three main curves. A forward or aching curve in the cervical and lumbar spine and a backward or Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Oct. 18

Courtesy Photo

This week’s preview is sponsored by


Pasion de Tango at Los Alamos Little Theatre
7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 18
Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s
8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Oct. 20.
All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of new LAHS building.
Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road

Rotary Flower Bulb Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Crossroads Bible Church

SKI SWAP  1-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20
The sale
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Council Candidates Address Education at UNM-LA Forum

From left, student government representative Santana Garcia-Chang serving as moderator, Republican Marc Clay, Republican Steven Girrens, Democrat Kristin Henderson, Democrat Michael Redondo and Democrat Pete Sheehey. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Education was the topic of a forum for Los Alamos County Council Candidates sponsored by the UNM-LA Student Government Association Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Candidates Marc Clay, Steven Girrens, Kristin Henderson, Michael Redondo and Peter Sheehey attended the forum. Candidate Vincent Chiravalle was unable to attend. 

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Udall Celebrates Completion of NM Ports-to-Plains Corridor

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall participates in the dedication ceremony of the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall helps cut the ribbon on the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor in Clayton today. Courtesy photo
CLAYTONU.S. Sen. Tom Udall praised cooperation and bipartisan efforts while speaking today at the U.S. 64/87 Highway, Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor ribbon cutting ceremony. The event marked the completion of improvements to the highway, which runs from Clayton to Raton
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