Democratic Council Candidates to Discuss Los Alamos’ Economy: Diversity, Jobs and Future

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos invites the community to hear a discussion among the three Democratic candidates running for Los Alamos County Council.

The discussion will take place from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Democratic Party Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square.

Candidates Kristin Henderson, Michael Redondo and Pete Sheehey will discuss the topic of Los Alamos’ economy: diversity, jobs and the future.

The Democratic Party Headquarters entrance faces the large parking lot that borders Nectar Street and 15th Street. Read More

Heather Wilson Coming to LAMC to Discuss Heathcare Reform

GOP News:

Republican U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson is set to meet with medical professionals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Los Alamos Medical Center. 

The topic to be discussed at the meeting is concern over healthcare reform.

Individuals working in the medical field are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to the public.

RSVP to Dr. Lisa Shin at 695-9622 or JoAnn Johnson at 662-7981. Read More

Initiative, Referendum and Recall Ballot Questions – A Path to Good Governance

By John C. Hopkins, Charter Review Committee Chair
By Chris Chandler, I&R Subcommittee Chair

The Charter Review Committee (CRC) spent more than two years studying the Los Alamos County Charter. 

After numerous public meetings and considerable debate, the CRC’s and Los Alamos County Council’s proposals relating to initiative, referendum and recall are now being presented to the voters on the fall ballot.  

The CRC approached its study of initiative and referendum (I&R) beginning with the tenet that representative democracy Read More

How Do You Motivate People? By structuring the organizational environment!

Column by Elena Yang

The first point that resonated with me in Dan Pink’s TED presentation on motivation,, is that there is a gap between science findings and business practices. 

This is the same point made in Pfeffer & Sutton’s book on “Evidence-Based Management,” which I will review in the future, as well as Ghoshal’s critical assessment of business schools in his essay on “Bad Management Theories,” which was the focus on my first post.

So, the notion isn’t new, but it still hasn’t caught the full attention of the public, and definitely Read More

Archuleta Responds to Hate Mail

Editor’s note: New Mexico businessman Phil Archuleta reports that he has been receiving hate mail since speaking at the Republican National Convention last month. Here is his response to a letter from a small business owner:

By Phil Archuleta

I’m writing regarding your letter dated Aug. 31, 2012.

First of all, I appreciate the fact that you took the time to write to me, communicating your disappointment about my comments in my speech given during Tuesday night at the convention.

You stated that stories about people who genuinely make it on their own without the backing of government are Read More

White Rock Artists Paint From Anderson Overlook

White Rock artists Petr and Louise Jandacek set up their easels at Anderson Overlook on the Front Hill Road Friday to record another magnificent New Mexico evening. Photo by TK Thompson/

Louise Jandacek works on the painting she started last winter as evidenced by the snow on the Sange de Christo peaks on her canvas. Photo by TK Thompson/
Petr Jandacek lays on more paint. He says he is primarily a sculptor and his wife Louise is the painter in the family. Photo by TK Thompson/
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The Y Encourages Families to Address Healthy Living During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The Family YMCA offers healthy eating and physical activity tips to help residents live healthier. Courtesy/FYMCA


September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Family YMCA — a leader in youth development and healthy living — wants to help families understand the risks of childhood obesity and how to incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives.

Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades. Nationally, one in three children is obese or overweight, and in New Mexico 32.7 percent of children are affected by this Read More

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 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.

Aug. 31 at 1:34 p.m. / A 42-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of larceny in the 600 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is less than $20,000. The matter is under investigation.


Sept. 1 at 5:50 a.m. / Police arrested Gerald Heck, 34, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and Urban Street and charged him with DWI, speeding, driving on a suspended or revoked license Read More

Breaking News: 27 Los Alamos Firefighters Fall Sick Saturday Night Following Roast Pork Dinner

Los Alamos Elks Lodge. File photo

By Carol A. Clark

The New Mexico Environment Department is investigating the source of an intestinal sickness that struck 27 Los Alamos Firefighters Saturday night.

The firefighters fell ill after eating a roast pork dinner provided to them by the Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 at 1601 Trinity Dr.

“The Elks invited firefighters and police officers as a way to thank us for the work we did during the Las Conchas Fire,” Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said in an interview today with the Los Alamos Daily Post. “The Elks were a tremendous supporter of Read More

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Opening This Fall!

Restaurateur Patrick Mockler-Wood stands in the center of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Thursday, which is set to open later this fall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

The highly anticipated opening date of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill is drawing near. Partner Patrick Mockler-Wood invited the Los Alamos Daily Post on Thursday to tour progress at the new eatery at 614 Trinity Dr.

“We are opening later this fall and are very excited to have the community finally get to come in and enjoy this restaurant,” Mockler Wood said.

The Jemez Mountains are the Read More

Nona Bowman Hosts Event for Hall

About 25 people attended a campaign meeting hosted by former Los Alamos County Councilor Nona Bowman for Rep. Jim Hall Thursday night at her home. Hall, a Republican running for the District 43 House seat gave a short presentation on current issues in New Mexico state government, answered questions and spent time with individual voters over refreshments. Photo by Christina Sierk
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Planting Bulbs this Fall Helps Students Next Spring

From left, Rotarians Alison Walters, Chris Sierk and Linda Hull sell flower bulbs for a Club fundraiser Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. The Club will sell bulbs again from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in front of CB FOX on Central Avenue and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 27 and 28 and Oct. 5 at LANB. Flower bulb selections include mixed crocus, grape hyacinths, daffodils, red tulips and pink tulips. Proceeds benefit year-end Los Alamos High School student awards. Photo by Gil Butler Read More

Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is Sept. 15


LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host the third Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Sept. 15, “where the sidewalk ends … and your imagination begins.

The event is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.

Join the LAAC for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. 

Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by Read More

Local Glass Recycling Returns Sept. 29


Starting Sept. 29, residents will once again be able to recycle glass in Los Alamos County through the new drop-off program. 

Yellow dumpsters will be placed at the two recycling convenience centers; Sullivan field across from Los Alamos High School and Overlook Park in White Rock for the collection of glass bottles and jars of all colors. 

Glass bottles and jars will also be accepted at the Los Alamos County Eco Station. 

In order to ensure a successful program, please adhere to these glass recycling requirements:

  • The program is limited to glass bottles

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County Line Highlights Fall Hours for Shuttle



County Council Meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers)

What’s on the agenda? It may be a fairly short meeting, with two public hearings on the schedule: one for a liquor license for the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill, and one for designating a lead agency for efforts related to the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. The only business item relates to adoption of property tax rates for calendar year 2012.

Download the agenda here:

Grand Re-Opening of the Little Theater 11:30 a.m. Friday Read More

CONE ZONE: Week of Sept.10


Public Works Projects:

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

Pavement Preservation – Fog Sealing Continues in Quemazon and Western Area

Fog sealing operations will continue in Quemazon on Monday finishing with fog sealing the full length of Quemazon Road. Crews will then move to Western Area: Ridgeway, 47th Street – Trinity to Ridgeway, 49th, and the upper Trinity/Sandia loop.

Flyers will be distributed 48 hours in advance of construction beginning in the Read More

Democracy or Plutocracy?

WeArePeopleHere! News:

Democracy or Plutocracy?

The public is invited to attend a 30 minute power point presentation “Reviving Democracy,” created by the grassroots group in Santa Fe, WeArePeopleHere!.

It sets the stage for a conversation about the disastrous effects of wealth inequality on American politics, Congress, the legislation and local democracy.

How can the American people reverse the effects of government by and for the very wealthy? How can they best continue to care about the common good?

Join the conversation and be a part of coalition-building around the state. Read More

Nearly 200 People Flock to Book Fair

Los Alamos residents Earl and Linda Hoffman leave with their purchase Saturday from the Book Fair at Fuller Lodge sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Museum and its publishing arm, Bathtub Row Press. More than 20 book publishers and authors from throughout the state participated in the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan and Board President Ron Wilkins welcomed nearly 200 community members to Saturday’s Book Fair at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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