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Bueck, Richie, Lockhart Lead Way for Atomic Tumblers

on February 21, 2013 - 6:33am

Liz Lockhart earns an 8.775 on vault. Photo by Kristin Lockhart

LASG News:

Lilly Bueck, Addison Richie and Elizabeth Lockhart were the top scorers in their divisions for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers at the Precision Gymnastics Meet Jan.26-27 in Albuquerque.

Lilly Bueck earns a bronze on beam (8.8). Photo by Loui Janecky

Bueck was the top all-around scorer (36.175) for the second meet in a row in the Level 5 Division for the Atomic Tumblers.

Cub Scout Pack 326 Tours Los Alamos Daily Post

on February 20, 2013 - 2:52pm

Cub Scout Pack 326, Dens 2 and 7 visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon. Front row from left, Ian Swavely,7; Jay Riggs, 6; Christopher Teague, 4; (future Cub Scout) Second Row from left, Jack Williams, 8; John Teague, 9; Ty Swavely, 9; Josh Chung, 8; Tommy Oldham, 8; Charlie Young, 8; Ryan Riggs, 9; Reuben Goettee, 8; and Den Leaders Kwhan Chung and Deanna Teague. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2013 - 11:22am

This week's preview sponsored by

Land, Water, People, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Reel Deal Theater
Join PEEC for another cinematic adventure at the Reel Deal Theater!  Explore the culture and history of Northern New Mexico with an award-winning documentary film. Land Water People Time was filmed across ten thousand square miles by NM filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeannette Gomez, and Daniel Valerio.


Hail Pummels White Rock

on February 20, 2013 - 10:38am

Hail the size of small marbles pounded White Rock for about 10 minutes beginning about 10:15 a.m. today, nearly covering the artificial turf at a home in Pinon Trails near Bryce Avenue and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

January Home Sales Off and Running

on February 20, 2013 - 10:23am

RANM News:

There were 970 home sales reported to the REALTORS® Association of New Mexico (RANM) for January 2013.

This is more than 19 percent more sales than January 2012 and nearly 24 percent more than the number of sales reported in January 2011.

Only four counties reported a drop in the number of sales for January 2013 compared to January 2012.

“What a great way to start 2013,” RANM President Cathy Colvin said. “Inventories are still low in many markets, but the pent-up demand for homes is creating activity in markets around the state.”

According to RANM CEO M.

Astronomer Speaks on Eclipse Experiences

on February 20, 2013 - 7:56am
Photos of the Nov. 14, 2012 eclipse taken from onboard a ship on the Coral Sea. Photos by Steve Becker

PEEC News:

Local astronomer Stephen Becker will share his eclipse experiences through photos and video, with a special focus on the total solar eclipse of November 2012 at a talk from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 3540 Orange St. in Los Alamos.


Los Alamos Photographers' Show Opens March 4

on February 20, 2013 - 7:50am
Poster for the 2013 Los Alamos Photographers' Show. The LAPS 2013 opens March 4 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy


The 2013 Los Alamos Photographers’ Show (LAPS) opens Monday, March 4. LAPS is an annual event sponsored by the Los Alamos Photography Club and exhibited in the Mesa Public Library Gallery.

The show will open with a reception at 5:30 p.m. March 4 in the library’s Upstairs Rotunda. The public is invited to meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments and “finger-food” provided by the participants and exhibit sponsors.

From Special Forces Chaplain to Los Alamos State Farm Agent ... Abe Dispennette Shares His Story

on February 19, 2013 - 9:00am

As a Special Forces chaplain, Los Alamos State Farm agent Abe Dispennette, third from left, leads a team of doctors, nurses and staff in prayer in a hospital in Afghanistan before a large group of U.S. casualties arrive. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Before moving to Los Alamos in June, new State Farm Agent Abe Dispennette served as a U.S. Army chaplain with the 101st in service to Afghanistan and 1-77 Heavy Infantry to Iraq, serving in the Special Forces between the two.

Abe Dispennette

"I was one of the last boots in the sand in Iraq and then a month later

Bobcat Sighted in Barranca Mesa Neighborhood

on February 19, 2013 - 8:37am

Karen Hawkins photographed this bobcat last week sauntering across the front yard of her home a block away from Barranca Elementary School ... whose mascot just happens to be a bobcat. "The bobcat seemed calm and not too afraid when I saw him, although I did stay behind the window just in case," she said. Photo by Karen Hawkins




Visit 'Home Country' with Writer Slim Randles

on February 19, 2013 - 6:53am
Western writer Slim Randles will be in town Feb. 28  for 'Authors' Speak' at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo


You never know where a career path will take you. Sometimes a career will move you upward, other times it brings you to a dead end.

For Slim Randles, following a career in journalism and writing has allowed him to zigzag all over the place. It’s been a topsy-turvy path to be sure, but one loaded with adventure, humor and a wealth of great stories.

Randles will share his adventures in writing during the next talk in the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m.,

Climate Change Presentation at Hive Thursday

on February 19, 2013 - 6:27am

HIVE News:

Scientist Dr. Liviu Popa-Simil will give a presentation on the ramifications of climate change titled “The Challenges of the Future – A Fork in the Road” based on his book of the same name.

The talk is part of the Hive Brown-bag Lunch Series that starts at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Dr. Popa-Simil’s presentation will begin at noon. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 

This is not a “doom and gloom” scenario and is based on data derived from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which Popa-Simil

Local Democrats Meet Feb. 21 at UNM-LA

on February 18, 2013 - 9:30am

LADP News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at UNM-LA, Building 2, Room 203.

They will be discussing plans for possible ward boundary changes and some other rule changes.

All Democrats are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Catalyst Conditioning Offers EVHS Benefit Bootcamp

on February 18, 2013 - 8:20am
Minka the small cat needs your help.
EVHS News:
A graduate of the Espanola Valley Humane Society (Class of 2011) Minka wants to help her alma mater.
In conjunction with Catalyst Conditioning, you, too can help out the shelter and get fit at the same time.
Sean Leffler is offering a one hour, all levels, bootcamp Saturday Feb. 23 and all he asks is that participants bring something from the list to help out the shelter.
And if you can shop local, Cyndi Wells at Pet Pangea in Central Park Square also has a copy of the list, so pop over there during your lunch hour and grab

AAUW Screens Film on Rape in the Military

on February 18, 2013 - 8:17am

AAUW News:

See “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation into what Newsweek has called "the most underreported crime in America": the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  

The film will be shown in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Bldg. 5) at UNM-LA by the Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.)

The screening is a fundraiser for AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF.) Admission is $10 adults and $5 students. All proceeds will be donated to LAF.

AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with sexual assault by

Boy Scout Museum Society Meets Feb. 26

on February 18, 2013 - 8:08am


There will be a meeting of the Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church, 1967 18th St.

The agenda has a short report on the Raton Scout Museum and discussion and appointment of planning, membership and finance committees.

All Cub Masters, Scoutmasters and Explorer Advisors are urged to attend, as well as committee members and all interested citizens.

At the previous meeting the following officers were elected:

  • Vernon Kerr, President
  • Leonard Scheel, Vice-president
  • Kennth Thomas, Secretary
  • Robert

How is an 8 Year Old Adjusting to World Travel?

on February 17, 2013 - 3:09pm

Sydney Frazier at the Eiffel Tower in Paris recently. She is the granddaughter of Los Alamos resident Teralene Foxx and is traveling the world with her parents for the next two years. Photo by Jason Frazier


Los Alamos

In October, my youngest daughter Kerri, her husband Jason Frazier, and 8-year-old daughter Sydney began their long planned adventure of traveling around the world (see "Traveling the World" Los Alamos Daily Post, Nov. 29, 2012.)

One of the main questions they were asked before leaving “What about your daughter?” Of course they were taking her with them

Pet of the Week: Mayson the Visla Mix

on February 17, 2013 - 7:28am
Mayson. Courtesy/FOS
Mayson is a handsome, young, Visla mix with a sleek red coat with white markings.
He is confident, social, energetic and food focused, interested in other dogs, friendly, needs exercise and loves the dog park.
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets. Others are off-campus in foster homes.
Visit the Friends of the Shelter website:, for information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
Also check out the Petfinder page for photos and to learn more about

Community Broadband Network Meetings Feb. 20

on February 17, 2013 - 7:03am

Los Alamos County residents are invited to attend a meeting regarding recommended design of the Community Broadband Network by Los Alamos County.

An update on this last-mile, open-access, fiber optic network project as well as the finance mechanisms proposed by the business plan will be discussed.

Two sessions will be held including one for business and another for residential:

Business Community Meeting

  • Feb. 20
  • 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Fuller Lodge

Residential Community Meeting

  • Feb. 20
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Fuller Lodge

In addition, the CBN project is scheduled to provide a presentation to County Council

Cure Cabin Fever at Jemez Springs Fire & Ice Festival

on February 16, 2013 - 9:03am

Festival-goers sample the wares at the 2012 Jemez Springs Fire & Ice Festival. Courtesy/JSFIF

Staff Report

Enjoy old fashioned, rip roaring, winter-time fun for the whole family Saturday, Feb. 23 at the annual Fire & Ice Festival at the Jemez Springs Civic Park in Jemez Springs.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m.

Enjoy watching a professional Chain Saw Carving contest and exhibition with amazing hand-carved sculptures that’ll be auctioned off 3:15  p.m. during the festivities.

The theme of the carvings will be “Otherworldly Beings,” which gives the carvers the opportunity to choose among

LAHS's Alexandra Berl Recognized for Volunteerism

on February 15, 2013 - 9:07am

LAHS Junior Alexandra Berl. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Alexandra Berl of Los Alamos has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from The 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  

A state-level Certificate of Excellence signifies that Berl was among the top 10 percent of all applicants from New Mexico in this year’s program. She is a junior at Los Alamos High School.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Crowd Gathers for FAN Club at RE/MAX-Stewart Title

on February 15, 2013 - 7:47am

A large crowd gathered for a Chamber of Commerce FAN Club and open house at the new shared offices of RE/MAX of Los Alamos and Stewart Title Company at 116 Central Avenue in Central Park Square. Photo by Katy Korkos

RE/MAX owner Kendra Henning, seated second from left, with agents in the lobby of their new offices in Central Park Square Wednesday. Photo by Katy Korkos

At the end of Wednesday's FAN Club open house, Stewart Title team members rest on each other after a long and busy day.

Kiwanis Club Announces Meeting Schedule

on February 15, 2013 - 7:39am

Kiwanis News:

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street, near 15th and Canyon.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

Visit the club online at

A list of upcoming programs follows:

  • Feb. 19-Los Alamos County Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, a member of Kiwanis, will update the club on the solar project at the landfill. In addition, Kiwanis Division 3 Lieutenant Governor Traci McAdams of Taos will be visiting and will speak briefly.
  • Feb. 26

IHM Holds Friday Fish Fries

on February 15, 2013 - 6:56am

IHM News:

It is Fish Fry time again at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent.

The dinners are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceeds will benefit Nuestros Pequenos Orphanage in Honduras and other charities.

Adult plates are $10 and have two pieces of cod, with coleslaw and rice or french fries, plus a drink and dessert.

Children may have one piece of fish or a grilled cheese sandwich with all the rest for $7 a plate.

Pinon PTO Hosts Fun Run/Walk

on February 15, 2013 - 6:52am


Pinon Elementary School PTO will host St. Patrick's Day-themed Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Pinon Elementary School.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Pinon Elementary School website at

Early registration forms and fees are due March 1. Adults (18 and up) are $10 and $5 for youth. Late registration (after March 1) is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.

Sign up by the early registration deadline to guarantee a t-shirt. The community is invited.

'Land, Water, People, Time' Feb. 21 at Reel Deal

on February 15, 2013 - 6:44am

PEEC News:

Explore the culture and history of Northern New Mexico with an award-winning documentary film, "Land, Water, People, Time."

The showing is sponsored by PEEC and sheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Reel Deal Theater. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The movie was filmed across 10,000 square miles by New Meixo filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeannette Gomez and Daniel Valerio.

It tells truly authentic stories that explore some of the modern challenges and tragedies of cultural and environmental losses, as well as hope, for preservation of cultures and