Bridge Club Hosts 3-Day Sectional Tournament

Courtesy photo

By Michelle Rudy
Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club

The Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club is hosting the “Atomic City Sectional”  tournament at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Friday through Sunday.

Up to 100 visitors will be in town, some staying two to three nights and looking for a good meal.

If you want to play, sessions start at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27.

A partner is helpful, but not necessary. Visitors welcome.

For more information, see the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club tournament webpage document by clicking HERE (pdf format.) Read More

Coalition Requests Support for LANL Funding From DOE and New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition), along with representatives from Gov. Susana Martinez’s Office, the Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Chambers of Commerce, and other New Mexico business leaders visited Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the importance of funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the impact of funding cuts on New Mexico’s economy and employment rate.

The group met with members of the New Mexico delegation and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials to express support for lab funding, Read More

Former Spy to Appear on Sunday’s Report From Santa Fe

Former CIA Operations Officer Valerie Plame, left, with “Report From Santa Fe” host Lorene Mills. Courtesy photo

This week: Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA Operations Officer will be interviewed on “REPORT FROM SANTA FE” on Ch. 5 at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 29. 

Plame Wilson is the author of “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.” She is highly trained in the field of nuclear proliferation and openly continues this work as a leader In “Global Zero” – an international movement to eliminate the global nuclear threat.

On Sunday’s program, the former Read More

Learn about the History & Launch of the Los Alamos Daily Post

Carol A. Clark, publisher. Photo by Karen Kendall

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network presents Carol A. Clark, publisher speaking at 6:30 p.m. today, July 26 at The Hive in White Rock (Next to Metzgers.)

Clark will talk about the history and launch of her online newspaper, the Los Alamos Daily Post.

She will demonstrate the online newspaper features and take questions from the audience about the quick success of this new information resource for the community. The public is welcome. Read More

Los Alamos-Operated Mobile Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Facility Used for Understanding Earth’s Climate System

This observatory is part of an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, and includes dozens of sophisticated instruments that take continuous ground-based measurements of clouds, aerosols, and other atmospheric properties. | Photo courtesy of the ARM Climate Research Facility. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Energy today announced that scientists are beginning an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts designed to improve model  simulations of  the Earth’s Read More

Sign Swap Underway at Hilltop House Hotel

The new sign for the Hilltop House Hotel arrived Wednesday but the rainstorm halted progress on its installation until today. The hotel’s Best Western sign has been covered beneath a tarp since the hotel rebranded itself as the Hilltop House Hotel and Conference Center last month. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

The Best Western sign comes down to make way for the new Hilltop House Hotel sign today. Photo by Leland S. Lehman 

Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Photo by Leland S. Lehman


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Going to Great Lengths for that Special View

A man is spotted watching Wednesday’s sunset from a daring vantage point on the Overlook Promontory hanging above the Rio Grande. Buckman Mesa is visible in the background. Photo by TK Thompson/ Read More

Turf Goes Down ‘Behind the Fence’ at LAMS

This photo taken “behind the fence” at the Los Alamos Middle School shows the school’s turf project is now in full swing. About three-fourths of the turf is down on the field and work is starting on the running track. The project is on schedule for completion before the start of school Aug. 15. Courtesy/LAPS Read More

Measurement Could Advance Speed Innovation in Solar Devices

Sections of the new NIST measurement system’s LED plate are shown. A water-coolant system on the back (a) keeps the operating temperature constant. Collectively, the different-colored LEDs (b) generate light in wavelengths covering much of the solar spectrum. LEDs in the second row from the bottom emit most of their radiation in the near infrared region and appear very faint to the human eye. Light from the last row of LEDs is completely invisible. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Mud Puddle Reflects Sunset

A mud puddle reflects the spectacular sky that followed Wednesday’s rainstorm in the Pajarito Acres area of White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

Udall Votes to Cut New Mexico Taxes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. voted Wednesday to extend tax cuts for more than 98 percent of New Mexico middle-class families. The Middle Class Tax Relief Bill, S. 3412, passed the Senate by a vote of 51-48.
“The average New Mexico family of four makes less than $45,000 a year and extending tax cuts for them is critical,” Udall said. “The bill we passed today would benefit 98 percent of New Mexico families and businesses to help keep our economy moving forward.”
The Senate-passed package continues tax cuts for 97 percent of small businesses and
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Rain Washes Out 15th Street Today


The road construction activities on 15th Street between Trinity and Central Avenue were flooded with this afternoon’s rain event, making the roadway impassable.

This section of 15th Street has been closed until conditions improve. RMCI will be working diligently to reopen this road as soon as possible.

Motorists are urged to use 20th Street or Knecht Street as alternative routes. Those wishing to access businesses in this section of 15th Street are asked to park off Deacon Street and are reminded to use area crosswalks.

For additional information, please contact Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: July 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: Updates at bottom 7/27/12 3pm.

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by 

Joe Hayes: New Mexico’s Centennial Storyteller
7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Fuller Lodge

While Joe Hayes, an official Centennial author, doesn’t have a specific centennial program, he will tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico’s diverse cultures. He has been traveling the state with his stories for more than 30 0f Read More

Golf Course Springs a Leak


Los Alamos County staff announced today that there is a water leak in a pressurized irrigation line at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

The irrigation line, which serves the Golf Course south of Diamond Drive has been shut off and water trucks are being used to water the greens, tee boxes and fairways until irrigation service can be restored.

County staff will be running a camera through the irrigation line in an attempt to isolate the leak location and damage.

Once the extent of damage is assessed, the appropriate repairs will be made. If the leak cannot be accessed from either shoulder, Read More


The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market this Sunday, July 29. 

The location will be an outdoor space held at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public who attend. 

The Hive is also close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument. 

We will be featuring several local artists. Michael Martinez who creates Native Jewelry, Jennifer Moss who makes handmade ethnic jewelry, Gadiel Ramirez who specializes in homemade chili and corn decorations along with produce.  Read More

New Beginnings Church Fire Still a Mystery

LAFD News:

As of Tuesday, July 24, the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the July 4 fire, which destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church, 112 East Road.

At the present time, the fire is still classified as “under investigation” and information is still being gathered and processed.

The process of fire investigation is complex and takes time and resources to come to a conclusion of what took place before and Read More

LANL Hosts Regional Community Leaders’ Breakfast

From left, Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan, Lori Heimdahl Gibson and Mellis Schmidt mingle at the Regional Community Leaders’ Breakfast Tuesday at LANL. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

Tuesday morning, the Los Alamos National Laboratory held a Regional Community Leaders’ Breakfast at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

LANL community breakfast events are held periodically. The focus of this event was LANL’s partnerships with industry and governments.

Terry Wallace, Principal LANL Associate Read More

Council and DPU Wrestle with Rising Sewer Costs

Los Alamos County Council members held a joint work session with the Department of Public Utilities Board, County officials and DPU officials to discuss sewer conditions and rate issues Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, right, addresses the need to replace the aging infrastructure of the local sewer system as DPU Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt listens. In 2011, the County Council approved a 10 percent rate increase and Arrowsmith said at the Read More

Bobby Keys & The Attitudes Perform Friday at LANB

By Russ Gordon

Keith Richards says in his autobiography, “Life” that Bobby Keys is “My closest pal. A soul of rock ‘n roll, a solid man, and also a depraved maniac.” I hope that interests you because Bobby is playing the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes this Friday, July 27 at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7PM.

Bobby is best known as the “6th” man of the Rolling Stones. He says “I’m not a member of the Stones but a well-paid assistant.” He is the sax player with the best known solos in the world. He played on “Honky Tonk Women”, “Sticky Read More

Dixie Girl Opens for Dinner this Thursday!

Denise Lane. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Owner Denise Lane of the Dixie Girl on Central Avenue announced that her restaurant will begin serving dinner 5-9 p.m., three days a week beginning Thursday, July 26.

The Dixie Girl will serve dinner 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and continue to serve lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Lane explained that alcoholic beverages will not be served at the restaurant because she must wait 100 days for her liquor license to become effective, which is the end of August.

At that time she will open the restaurant Read More

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