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LAHS Graduate Cameron Art Launching ‘Vowl’ On Kickstarter

Cameron Art of Los Alamos with an early prototype of his board game Vowl, which he is launching Monday, Aug. 3 on Kickstarter. Courtesy photo

The board game Vowl, designed by LAHS graduate Cameron Art, is launching Monday, Aug. 3 on Kickstarter. Courtesy photo

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Cameron Art of Los Alamos created a board game that is launching Monday, Aug. 3 on Kickstarter.

The 2018 Los Alamos High School graduate owns Cameron Art Games. His board game “Vowl” is a fast-paced word game in which players race against both time and each other to recognize


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Innovations In Archaeology, Family Mornings And More

NMDCA News:

SANTA FE — Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three outstanding programs:

Make sure to check out the final episode of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Center for New Mexico Archaeology online lecture series “Innovation in Archaeology” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 29. Dr. Lewis Borck of the University of Missouri will discuss how archaeologists and historians create


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DK & The Affordables Perform In Los Alamos Summer Virtual Concert Series Friday Night

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos Summer Virtual Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present DK & The Affordables performing at 6 p.m. this Friday on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook page.

DK & The Affordables kick out a jiving, jumping variety of roots music that is intended to get you moving on your feet. Gyrating, swinging bodies topped by smiling faces have accompanied many an Affordables show. Couple all of that with twangy guitar, a ripping rhythm section, greasy hair, and some pointy boots and you’ve got yourself a hootenanny of a good


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Changes To Traffic Pattern On NM 502 In Los Alamos

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation would like the traveling public to be aware of changes to the current traffic pattern in the construction zone on N.M. 502 in Los Alamos.

Effective Monday Aug. 3, 2020, N.M. 502 will be partially reopened to through traffic. There will be one lane open in each direction from Tewa Loop to DP Road.

Access to local streets from Tewa Loop to Arroyo Lane will still be provided.

Access to Central Avenue and 4th Street from N.M. 502 will be closed for construction of the roundabout.

This closure is expected to last 8 weeks. Central Avenue and 4th Street


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NNSA Issues Floodplain Statement Of Findings For Proposed Intersection Upgrade

NNSA News:

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office (DOE/NNSA) has issued a Floodplain Statement of Findings for the New Mexico State Road 4 and East Jemez Road Intersection at Los Alamos National Laboratory Santa Fe County, New Mexico (Statement of Findings) based on the June 2020 Floodplain Assessment and public comments.

DOE/NNSA is proposing to modify and upgrade the intersection of New Mexico State Road 4 (NM 4) and East Jemez Road (Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve safety and increase the capacity and


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PAC 8 Television Schedule July 31 Through Aug. 6

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Television schedule for July 31 through Aug. 6:

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 07-28-20
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. — LAHS Graduation 2020 
  • 12 a.m. — Free Speech TV

Saturday, August 1, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, August 2, 2020

6 a.m. — FSTV

5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word

5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom

6 p.m. — Drawing Men to Christ

7 p.m. — United Church

8 p.m. — La Verdad Internacional

8:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Karen


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UNM-Los Alamos, An Attractive Opportunity

Katie Herrmann will attend UNM-LA this fall as a full-time student, with plans to transfer to UNM-Albuquerque in the future for the 3-2 MBA program through Anderson School of Management. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

UNM-LA News:

Katie Herrmann, Los Alamos High School Class of 2020, had planned to attend The University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque this fall, beginning a 3-2 MBA program through Anderson School of Management.

Due to the ever-changing distancing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Herrmann decided to begin her university studies locally at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).


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State Applies For Federal Restaurant Assistance To Help New Mexico Eateries Increase Revenue During Pandemic

Human Services Secretary David Scrase

STATE News:

SANTA FE –The New Mexico Human Services Department has applied for federal approval to implement the Restaurant Meals Plan (RMP) as a means of continuing state assistance to businesses that have been impacted by the economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Restaurant Meals Plan is an addition to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would grant New Mexico families and individuals who qualify for SNAP greater access to meals by allowing them to purchase prepared meals from participating New Mexico restaurants.


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Project To Enhance Pedestrian And ADA Accessibility Along Trinity From Oppenheimer To 39th Postponed To Aug. 12

COUNTY News:

The project to enhance pedestrian and ADA accessibility along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street is postponed to Aug. 12, due to unforeseen circumstances.

GM Emulsions is now scheduled to begin the project Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Direct questions or comments to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email  LACPW@lacnm.us.


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Warning: Scammers Impersonating DEA Employees

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims.

The schemers call the victims, spoofing DEA phone numbers in order to appear legitimate, and threaten arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment for supposed violations of federal drug laws or involvement in drug-trafficking activities unless victims pay a “fine” over the phone, via wire transfer or through a gift card.

The reported scam tactics continually


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Los Alamos County Fire Marshal Ends Level II Restrictions

LAFD Fire Marshal Wendy Servey

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Fire Department Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is lifting all Level II Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective immediately.

Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division after reviewing recent rainfall events, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and current or predicted weather patterns.

“We are fortunate that Los Alamos has enjoyed some significant storms in the past week, bringing much-needed rainfall to our area,” Servey said.

Monsoonal flow has begun bringing more


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Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott On DOE/NNSA’s Response To Land Conveyance Request In White Rock

Council Chair Sara Scott

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott has released the following statement regarding DOE/NNSA’s response to the County’s request for land transfers in White Rock:  

In December 2019 a formal request was made for an additional land transfer from the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration to Los Alamos County. 

As many residents know, the DOE has previously granted tracts of land to the County, and these transfers have and will continue to provide opportunities for advancing community objectives. The County currently


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Daily Postcard: Beautiful But Toxic Flowers On Pajarito

Daily Postcard: A bug is spotted on the petal of white lily-like flowers (Zigadenus Elegans) Monday on Pajarito Mountain. Nicknamed ‘mountain deathcamas’ due to its highly toxic nature. All fresh parts of deathcamas (leaves, bulbs, flowers) are poisonous. Dried parts (seeds and capsules) are even more potent. Ingestion by humans can cause severe illness and occasionally death, even for adults. Source: www.fs.fed.us. Photo by Gretchen Mills


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NPS Pueblo Parks Group Lifting Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

NPS News:

Los Alamos, Watrous, Pecos, Jemez Springs – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 29.

“Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” said Valles Caldera National Preserve Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos. “We ask that visitors continue to take appropriate precautions while enjoying our national parks and national forests.”

Several criteria are used to


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LANL: Simulating Quantum ‘Time Travel’ Disproves Butterfly Effect In Quantum Realm

In research by a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alice prepares her qubit and applies the information scrambling unitary U to this and many other qubits altogether. Bob measures her qubit in any basis, flipping the qubit to the state not known to Alice. Alice still can reconstruct her information via a single decoding unitary U†. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Evolving quantum processes backwards on a quantum computer to damage information in the simulated past causes little change when returned to the ‘present’

Using a quantum computer to simulate time travel, researchers have demonstrated


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Home Renewal Program Accepts Applications Until Aug. 31 

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) is still interested in receiving additional applications for consideration for funding under Cycle 5 of the Home Renewal Program.

The application process opened July 1. Residents who income qualify and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements to their homes are encouraged to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments unless the home is sold or vacated.  

Only four applications have been received to date, and the


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