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LAHS NJROTC Wins First Place Team Award

on February 26, 2013 - 3:40pm

LAHS NJROTC shooters who competed in the Western Navy Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, last weekend were front row from left, John Gibson and Tessa Snyder. Back row from left Nikita Beloousov, Sam Wolfe, Brandon Frank and Noah Marriott. Courtesy photo


Members of Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC shooting team traveled to Salt Lake City last weekend to compete in the Western Navy Championships.

The precision team of Tessa Snyder, Brandon Frank, Noah Marriott and John Gibson beat out the team from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas for the first place team award.


Historical Society to Offer Public Walking Tours

on February 26, 2013 - 2:49pm



The Los Alamos Historical Society will be offering to the public daily walking tours of the historic district.

Start time will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, and continue Monday through Saturday for a four-week trial.

As a fundraiser for the Museum, the cost is $10/person, with family pricing TBD. We are looking for volunteers to take a regular slot for our first four-week trial
run, which is intended to catch the Spring Break crowd.

High school and college students are also encouraged to consider volunteering as tour guides.

The first mandatory training

Free Workshop Targets Salary Negotiations for Women

on February 26, 2013 - 6:25am

Workshop Facilitator Shelley Rossbach. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), UNM-Los Alamos Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and UNM-LA Student Government will provide a "$tart $mart" salary negotiation workshop 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1. in the Student Center Lecture Hall, Bldg. 2.

To register for the workshop, email Ivette Jimenez at Registration is not required, but workshop materials will not be available unless participants register. The workshop is free.

The workshop is intended to prepare women to negotiate their salaries

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches 'Council, Boards & Commissions' Calendar

on February 25, 2013 - 10:48am


The Los Alamos Daily Post announces the launch of its "Council, Boards & Commissions" Calendar.

The new calendar provides a listing of upcoming council, board and commission meetings with links to corresponding websites, agendas, videos and minutes.

Readers may access the new calendar through a button on the bottom right side of the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To view the new Council Boards & Commissions Calendar click HERE.


Frisbee Shooting Robot Bagged and Ready to Ship

on February 24, 2013 - 7:00am
Members of the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics Team 4153 from left, Jacob Marks, Ariel Koh, Steve Anton, Simon Redmond and George Barnum conduct the final assembly Feb. 19 of this year's robot, which throws frisbees at targets and climbs pipe pyramids. It's a lot more complicated than last year's bot that shot basketballs and balanced on treadles. This year's robot had to be completed by midnight, Feb. 19 and locked into a plastic bag with locker ties. The team will compete in Lubbock, Texas the end of February and then on to Salt Lake City in March. Photo by TK Thompson/

Art Opening Marks Proud Moment for Pinon Students

on February 23, 2013 - 10:02am

The bubbly flowed as young artists soaked in the excitement of their first art opening Friday evening at Village Arts at 216 DP Road. Hors d'oeuvre trays filled with grapes, crackers and cheese coupled with glasses of sparkling cider served by owner Ken Nebel enhanced the magical atmosphere for Pinon Elementary School students who mingled among community members, sharing the inspirations for their work. Nebel donated framing supplies to the students and taught them about artist agreements and spent time showing them his own illustrations.

School Board Members Take Oath of Office

on February 22, 2013 - 11:42am
School Board President Kevin Honnel, right, stands with school board members David Foster and Judy Bjarke-Mckenzie to pledge to obey the School Board Code of Conduct at the New Mexico School Boards Association conference this morning, Feb. 22.  The oath of office and Code of Conduct was administered by retired State Supreme Court Judge Patricio Serna. Courtesy/LAPS

Actor/Poet David Mills Performs as Langston Hughes

on February 22, 2013 - 11:33am

David Mills performs as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series at UNM-Los Alamos  will present award-winning poet David Mill at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 in the Building 2 Lecture Hall at UNM-LA.

Mills will perform an excerpt from his show, “Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes.” The reading is free and open to the public.

Mills also will be visiting Instructor Zandree Stidham's English classes the same day as the performance.

Actor and writerDavid Mills’ one-person dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’s poems and short stories journeys

'The Little Mermaid, Jr.' Begins at 7:30 p.m. Today

on February 22, 2013 - 11:29am
The Little Mermaid, Jr., stage production presented by the Atomic City Children's Theater begins this weekend at 7:30 p.m. today with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi

Pinon Students to Exhibit at Village Arts

on February 21, 2013 - 6:17am

Students from Pinon Elementary School will exhibit their work at Village Arts. The show opens Feb. 22 and continues through mid-March. Courtesy photo


There will be a very special opening at Village Arts (216 DP Road) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Students from Pinon Elementary School have worked together in a GATE/Art collaboration to create a show called, “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

Students created acrylic paintings. They then wrote a story about their painting.

They Did It Again ... LAHS Students Head to DOE National Science Bowl!

on February 20, 2013 - 8:12am

Los Alamos High School regional winners, from left, Willie Zhao, Aaron Bao, Kevin Gao, Alex Swart, Alex Wang and their coach Kathy Boerigter. Courtesy/SNL


  • Los Alamos High School Students Headed to DOE National Science Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE – Students from Los Alamos High School will represent New Mexico at the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in April.

The team took first place Saturday, Feb. 16, at the New Mexico Regional High School Competition after besting 28 teams representing 14 New Mexican high schools.

Students answered questions related to astronomy,

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.


UNM-LA Offers Wine Tasting Class

on February 20, 2013 - 7:53am
UNM-LA News:

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but you can continue the sentiment by enrolling yourself and your sweetheart in a wine tasting class. 

Sign up for three Saturdays of tasting with wine expert and European licensed sommelier Liz Berdugo. Learn what makes a wine good, what your palette enjoys most, and how to order the proper wine for any occasion or meal.

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will offer “Introduction to Wine Tasting and Collecting” (CE: L1241 | CRN: 30198). The class meets 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday Feb.

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

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

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

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

LAHS Students Are Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

on February 15, 2013 - 8:25am
LAHS student candidates for 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program: front row from left, Laura Wendleberger and Jessica Bohn and back row from left, Kevin Gao, Aaron Bao, Simon Redman and Johnny Jacobs. Courtesy/LAHS
LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School is honored to announce six students have been selected as candidates for the 2013 United States Presidential Scholars Program.  

Students selected include Aaron Bao, Jessica Bohn, Kevin Gao, Johnny Jacobs, Simon Redman and Laura Wendelberger. All students will be invited to submit applications for consideration as semi finalists,


School Board Holds Feb. 21 Executive Session

on February 15, 2013 - 7:46am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled an Executive Session at 4:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

The purpose of the session is to discuss Superintendent Gene Schmidt's performance evaluation and contract per 10-15-1-H(2) of the "Open Meetings Act - limited personnel matter."

The meeting is closed to the public.


Local Teachers Win Grant for Multicultural Fair

on February 15, 2013 - 7:04am


Los Alamos teachers Julie Bulthuis, left, and Renee Mitsunaga received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation for a Multicultural Fair. Courtesy Photo

LAPS News:

Julie Bulthuis, ELL (English language learners) teacher at Chamisa and Pinon Elementary Schools, and Renee Mitsunaga, art teacher at Chamisa Elementary, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation for a Multicultural Fair.

Bulthuis and Mitsunaga hope this year’s fair titled, “Around the World in White Rock: Multicultural Fair/Customs and Cultural Celebrations in Our


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.

Los Alamos Boy Scouts tour Wastewater Treatment Plant

on February 14, 2013 - 12:13pm

Los Alamos Boy Scout Pack 27 toured the local Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday, Feb. 13. Courtesy/DPU







More Than 100 People Attend Chamisa Party

on February 14, 2013 - 10:43am
Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock celebrated its 45th anniversary with two events Wednesday. The Naval JROTC unit sent an all alumni Color Guard to start off the evening potluck dinner including Kyle Partin, John Gibson, Analicia Ronquillo and Victoria Hypes. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Current Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith greets former Principal Kate Thomas who arrived for the celebration. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

More than 100 party goers attended the evening events at Chamisa Wednesday. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
Former Chamisa Principal Cindy Montoya and Cookie Halsted, along with Dr.

Local Businesswomen Join Nicholas Seet for Roundtable Talk

on February 14, 2013 - 7:17am


By Mandy Marksteiner

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to start a successful business?

Six local female business owners will share their stories, advice and secrets 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21 at a roundtable discussion at Family Strengths Network. Babysitting will be provided.

Nicholas Seet, who will teach Introduction to Entrepreneurship at UNM-LA during the spring semester, will moderate the talk.

The panel of business owners includes Ruby Alexander, owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café; Lorraine Hartway, a CPA owner of a growing practice; Michelle Harkey, owner

Los Alamos Students Perform at Roundhouse

on February 14, 2013 - 7:09am

Three sisters who attend Los Alamos Public Schools performed Feb. 12 during Hispanic Cultural Day at a Joint Session on the House floor at the Roundhouse. Pictured here with State Auditor Hector Balderas are from left, Alexandria "Lexie"Quintana (LAHS), Anjelika "Jeli" Garcia (LAMS) and Anika Garcia (Aspen Elementary.) The girls dance with Baile Ilusion Folklorico of Pojoaque. They are the daughters of Aspen PE coach Adam Garcia and his wife Marcy.