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New Library Manager Speaks at Feb. 14 'Lunch with a Leader'

on February 7, 2013 - 9:59am

LWV News:

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites the community to Lunch with a Leader from 11:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

This month, the guest will be Steven Thomas, the new Mesa Public Library manager. He will not have to go far to deliver his talk, since the event is upstairs in Mesa Library. 

Thomas grew up in Arkansas. He graduated with a BA in History from the University of Arkansas. While attending the University of Tennessee, he earned his MLS in Library and Information Science at the University of Tennessee, where he also met his wife Lisa.

Thomas’ career has

Deer Pay Visit to Walnut Street

on February 7, 2013 - 9:49am

A curious deer wandered around a home on Walnut Street recently. Photo by Robert Beberniss

This sturdy looking deer appears to have weathered the winter quite well. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Lecture Details LANL's Collaboration on Italy's Great Cupola

on February 7, 2013 - 9:42am
Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. Courtesy photo


Learn about the construction of Brunelleschi's great dome for Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy and how collaborations with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory may help to save it.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Carlo Blasi, Eva Coisson and Federica Ottoni, from the University of Parma, Italy.

The speakers are Italian scientists and historians of Renaissance architecture. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Fuller Lodge.

The speakers will tell the story of how

LAHS Blood Drive Breaks Donor Record

on February 7, 2013 - 9:33am
Los Alamos High School students donate blood at LAHS hosted drive. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School recently hosted its second blood drive of the school year.

During the Tuesday Jan. 29 event, 55 donors successfully donated 59 units of blood.

This is the highest number of successful donors in the history of blood drives at LAHS.

These donations are enough to help up to 177 patients.

Students who attend schools that host two blood drives a year are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship through United Blood Services.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Feb. 7

on February 7, 2013 - 9:27am

This week's preview sponsored by

2013 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain Feb. 8 -10
For details and full itinerary, click

Enjoy an entire day of local music at the third annual UNM-LA Music Marathon. The Marathon is 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.10 in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will benefit UNM-Los Alamos student scholarships. The day will include everything from Renaissance music for viols to modern jazz with the Craig Martin


Learn a New Method of Gardening at The Hive Thursday

on February 6, 2013 - 5:24pm


Wes Myers will present his idea for the "Urban Micro-Farm System," a modular, expandable approach to vertical gardening at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the brown-bag lunch at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Myers is a LANL retiree. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. 

The urban micro-farm system offers the potential to grow quantities of many types of vegetables, herbs and other plants inside a footprint less than one-quarter to one-half of that required for a conventional row-based garden. 

This could allow city and suburban dwellers to grow food on

LANB Icon Bill Enloe Retires

on February 6, 2013 - 10:48am

Bill Enloe

By Carol A. Clark

The Los Alamos Daily Post has learned that effective Friday, Feb. 1, Chief Executive Officer Bill Enloe retired from Los Alamos National Bank.

Enloe is a beloved figure in Los Alamos and White Rock. His strong support of community organizations and events has touched the lives of thousands of people over the past four decades.

LANB President Steve Wells worked with Enloe for nearly three decades. He shared his sentiments about Enloe’s retirement with the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday.

“I have worked with Bill for 28 years at LANB and have a great

Public Invited to 'Co-opROCKS!' Feb. 16

on February 6, 2013 - 9:31am

LACM News: 

The Los Alamos Co-op Market, La Montanita Co-op and Warehouse 21 present Co-opROCKS! 11 a.m. to 9  p.m. Saturday Feb. 16. at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Co-opROCKS! is a music and art based annual event that brings cooperative values to light through community involvement, cooperative partnerships and creating opportunities for education while promoting local talent.

Attendance for teens and adults is free. For more information and event schedules, visit the Co-opROCKS! Facebook page

This year, Co-opROCKS! presents local DJs,

Battle Veteran Presents Iwo Jima Film and Talk

on February 6, 2013 - 9:08am

Courtesy photo

Library News:

A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veterans, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19 at Mesa Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Rooms.

Battle veteran Bill Hudson will show a video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.

On this 68 anniversary of the American forces’ landing on Iwo Jima, this showing will commemorate that historic battle and all those who fought and those who were lost.

This video has not been aired  publicly on television in the United States.

Hudson went back to Iwo

Genealogical Association Meets Feb. 14

on February 6, 2013 - 8:46am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in room 3 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

Joanie Langholf from Albuquerque will present a program on using to research family history.

The public is invited.


Municipal Building Construction Update

on February 6, 2013 - 7:49am

Recent interior shot of  the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Courtesy/LAC


Construction on the Los Alamos County Municipal Building project on Central Avenue is rolling right along as employees prepare for the big move into the new facility over the weeks ahead.

Offsite Work:

At the corner of Iris Stree and 9th Street, construction of angled parking has been completed. At the corner of 9th Street and Central Avenue, construction of handicapped walk ramps and revisions to the drainage elevations have been completed.

Onsite Work:

  • Concrete work near the west building

Bonnie Gordon Joins Los Alamos Daily Post

on February 5, 2013 - 10:54am

Bonnie J. Gordon has joined the Los Alamos Daily Post as lifestyles editor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff report

Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Los Alamos Daily Post is growing in readership and revenues every day and is pleased to announce an important addition to its news team.

Longtime Los Alamos resident Bonnie J. Gordon has joined the online newspaper as lifestyles editor.

"Bonnie is well known and respected throughout the local artistic community," Publisher Carol A. Clark said.

Lecture Examines Seven LANL Explosive Fatalities

on February 5, 2013 - 8:36am

Cary Skidmore. Courtesy photo

By Kirsten Laskey

In 1954, seven workers in Los Alamos lost their lives as a result of three high explosive accidents.

It is not a well-known event. In fact, at the time, even the workers’ families were not given a lot of information.

Times have changed, however, and Cary Skidmore, a group leader for the Explosives Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is sharing the story with the public.

Skidmore will present “The Seven LANL Explosives Fatalities: Technical and Human Perspective,” as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series.


Take a Peek at Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ This Week

on February 5, 2013 - 8:35am

Grace Kelly and James Stewart in 'Rear Window.' Courtesy photo

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

We never know what’s really happening behind closed doors, or even wide open windows.

But that’s never stopped us humans from drawing our own conclusions about other people’s lives, in which we are sometimes much more interested than our own.

The 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rear Window” is not only a “who dunnit?” but a “did anyone do it?” And even the “it” is ambiguous. Was there a murder? Or did a lady take a train? Is a man a killer, or simply in sales?

Los Alamos Daily Post Awarded 2013 Small Business of the Year

on February 4, 2013 - 3:11pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, center, with members of the Los Alamos Daily Post news team Friday, from left, Reporter Kirsten Laskey, Publisher Carol A. Clark, Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) has selected the Los Alamos Daily Post online newspaper as its Small Business of the Year for 2013.

“We are pleased to announce that the Los Alamos Daily Post will be recognized as our 2013 Success Client," LACDC Executive Director Kevin Holsapple said. "Carol A.

Los Alamos Historical Society Archives Closed for Move

on February 4, 2013 - 10:36am

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society Archives are closed in preparation for a move, tentatively scheduled for April.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum will remain open during its regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

The archives are closed in order to more than 1,800 linear feet of documents and photographs along with more than 20,000 items from Fuller Lodge and the Community Building to the new, purpose-built facility that is part of the new Municipal Building.

The Historical Society is asking that donors hold

The Laboratory at 70: A Proud History, Leaning Forward to Shape the Future

on February 4, 2013 - 10:14am
LANL Director's Column
By Charlie McMillan

Seventy years ago on the Pajarito Plateau, the U.S. Army and the University of California joined together to undertake perhaps the most influential effort of the 20th century: the Manhattan Project.

The Project accomplished what it set out to do and gave birth to transformational technologies not only in national security, but in many areas which affect our daily lives. For example, in 1948, work began on the MANIAC computer, one of the first electronic, digital computers.

New Eatery Offers Creole, Cajun and Down Home Food

on February 4, 2013 - 10:07am

Creole Nouvelle co-owner Esther Lucchini inside her new restaurant at 1793 Deacon St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

After working in Los Alamos for LANL contractor Canberra Industries for several years, Peter Lucchini suggested to his wife Esther that the town could benefit from a different type of restaurant.

"Peter loves creole food and had a good friend who was a chef in the Louisiana/Mississippi area who was willing to move out here," Esther Lucchini said.

Los Alamos County Clerk Settles Into Office

on February 4, 2013 - 8:58am

Newly elected Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover has settled into her office at 2451 Central Ave. The Clerk’s Office is responsible for recording and filing public documents, issuing marriage licenses, liquor licenses and business licenses, registering voters, administering elections, maintaining official documents for the County Council, such as Ordinances, Resolutions and Council Minutes, and serves as Clerk to the Probate Court. The County Clerk's Office also records deeds, mortgages, leases and other real estate documents.

LANB Hosts School Bond Celebration

on February 4, 2013 - 7:40am

Aspen Elementary School Principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom spoke at a gathering at Los Alamos National Bank Friday afternoon celebrating the recent school bond passage and thanked everyone for their support. A portion of the $20 million bond will provide a much needed construction overhaul of the aging Aspen Elementary School building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilor Steve Girrens spoke of the importance of the school bond and thanked everyone for their efforts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Superintendent Gene Schmidt, right, expressed his appreciation to

This Week's Chamber Events

on February 4, 2013 - 7:39am


There are plenty of opportunities to get together through the Chamber this week:

  • Wednesaday, Feb. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., the annual FAN (Food And Nextworking) Club hosted by Gillian Sutton of KRSN and Empty Bowla, at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, 109 Central Park Square. Homemade chili and posole will be served and hand-painted bowls to benefit Self Help, Inc. will be available for purchase.
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30-9 a.m., Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-Los Alamos, presented by the Safety and Security Division at the Los Alamos National Laboaratory.

Los Alamos Students Perform Well in Sonata Contest

on February 4, 2013 - 7:10am

Some of the Los Alamos students who were winners at the Sonata Contest and their teachers. Front row from left, Jennifer Wang,  was the winner of the Level VII Division; Sruthi Garimella, won Second in the Level VI Division; and  Sonyia Williams won first place in the Level VI Division. Back row from left, teachers Madeline Williamson and Ronald Grinage.


The Santa Fe Music Teachers Association held their annual statewide Sonata Contest Saturday, Feb. 2.

Los Alamos residents did very well in the competition,

Prize winners from Los Alamos were as follows:

Level II:  Lenny

Los Alamos Police Chief Ties Knot

on February 3, 2013 - 3:26pm

It was clearly a joyous occasion Saturday, Feb. 2, as Municipal Judge Alan Kirk performed the marriage ceremony of Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Gina Coluzzi, joined here by her children Angela, Nicholas and Christopher at their White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Family and close friends gathered at the casual outdoor wedding of Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy to Gina Coluzzi who works in finance at Los Alamos County. The 'Paradise West' wedding theme held at the family's White Rock residence included palm trees and pink flamingos. Photo by Carol A.

Artists Meet Patrons at Friday's Opening Reception

on February 3, 2013 - 1:42pm

Artists greeted patrons and showed off their work during Friday's opening night reception of 'Behind the Scenes' at Fuller Lodge Art Center including Schoschi Friedel whose work is on display in the Portal Gallery. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Artist Eileen G. Gorman with her clay sculpure and behind the scenes photos portraying her creative process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff report

Many artists were on hand to talk about their work at Friday's opening reception of “Behind the Scenes” at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show, which runs through March 9, spans

County Line for Week of Feb. 4

on February 3, 2013 - 11:12am


Final Public Hearing - Naming of Municipal Bldg after Wallace

The first hearing was held Thursday evening in Los Alamos. Another hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in White Rock at the Town Hall - the naming committee will take action after hearing comments and make a recommendation to Council for or against naming the building after State Representative Jeannette Wallace. Can't attend? E-mail your comment today to Read more here: