Nerds Gather For Talk On Nuclear Deterrence

A few of the nerds gathered Thursday evening at projectY cowork in Central Park Square for the Bradbury Science Museum Association’s ‘Night With a Nerd’ featuring a presentation by retired LANL scientist Phil Goldstone on nuclear deterrence and the complex issues surrounding it. Courtesy photo


DPU To Request Multi-Year Increases To Water And Sewer Rates At Public Hearing Oct. 16

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will ask its board (the Board of Public Utilities) for multi-year increases to water and sewer rates at an Oct. 16 public hearing.

Prior to the hearing, DPU officials invite Los Alamos citizens to the September BPU meeting for preliminary discussions with board members; view a documentary on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure; and then attend a public meeting in either White Rock or the townsite.

“These complex infrastructure systems are essential to the economic prosperity and public health of our community,” Utilities


More Homes Taking Shape At Mirador Subdivision

Daily Postcard: More homes are taking shape at Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The development covers 48 acres and will offer 161 homes. Photo by JJ Mortensen


DPU Re-Activates Budget Billing In Los Alamos

DPU News:

Department of Public Utilities (DPU) officials announce that Los Alamos County utility customers can now sign up for Budget Billing.

Budget Billing was suspended in May 2018, so the County could transition to a new utility billing software and then accumulate 12 months of consumption data. The program is now activated again.

Budget Billing is a program that establishes an equal monthly utility payment, creating budgetary control for customers. The only requirements to join are that “the account balance is current, and the customer has lived in the same place for at


Council Proclaims Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’

DAR Valle Grande Chapter Regent Megan Farrell accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey during the Tuesday night regular council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 15-21 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County during its Tuesday night regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: September 17, 2019, marks the two hundred


Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

A companion


Council Proclaims Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’

Los Alamos Family YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, third from right, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, second from right, during the Tuesday night council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’ in Los Alamos County. Joining Marsden were a number of YMCA representatives including Executive Director Rob Wilkinson, second from left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 13-22 “Welcoming Week” in Los Alamos County,


First United Methodist Church Animal Blessing Oct. 6

First United Methodist Church Of Los Alamos News:

Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos will have an Animal Blessing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The community is invited to bring animals, large and small, to have them blessed by Pastor John.

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos is at 715 Diamond Dr.


Daily Postcard: Harvest Moon Viewed From White Rock

Daily Postcard: A rare sighting of the Harvest Moon viewed at about 1:48 a.m. today from White Rock. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, which this year is Sept. 23. It’s different from other full moons because it rises at roughly the same time for several nights running, giving more light. According to Farmers’ Almanac contributing astronomer Joe Rao, this combination is typically a once-in-a-20-year occurrence, but unfortunately, you’ll have to wait even longer than usual for your next chance to see it in the U.S. Rao said the


UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers

University of California President Janet Napolitano announces this morning at a community event at Buffalo Thunder Resort Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers. Photo by John McHale/
Triad’s Community Commitment Program awarded $599,600 to the LANL Foundation during a presentation this morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by John McHale/
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Two grants from Los Alamos National Security operator Triad National Security, LLC, will benefit


U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety…


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving


Plans For Gas Station Property Not Yet Announced

ZRG Investments pulled a commercial demolition permit in August for the gas station at the corner of Diamond Drive and Sandia, across the street from Los Alamos High School. The plan for the property has not yet been made public but check back at for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Fuselier: The Seeking Emotional System

Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

In an earlier essay, I touched on the choice that we share with all animals: either to go forward towards resources that sustain us or to draw away from that which can cause us harm. The emotional system that controls our forward motion has been labeled the Seeking emotional system by the noted neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp. While it’s needed for life, this emotional system can lead us into a lot of trouble.

Such is the way


Local Playwrights’ Work To Be Presented During Theatre Walk In Santa Fe Saturday

The cast of ‘Red Licorice’ rehearse the play, which will be performed during Theatre Walk Saturday in Santa Fe. Photo by John Gustafson


Los Alamos will be well represented Saturday during the Theatre Walk Santa Fe 2019, an afternoon of live theater at the Rufina Arts District, Santa Fe.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe offers 11 venues and 22 companies presenting short plays.  For a $5 ticket, patrons can wander among the various venues to take in a variety of performances. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

The play “Red Licorice”, written by local playwright, John Gustafson,


Descendant Of ‘Almost Royalty’ Pays Visit To Los Alamos To Find The Past

Barbara Bohr connects with thoughts of her great grandfather Niels Bohr as she stands on Sawyer’s Hill where he once skied during the Manhattan Project. Photo by Liz Martineau

Retired LANL Scientist Steve Greene, standing, speaks of Niels Bohr’s ‘profound effect on quantum mechanics’ and refers to him as ‘a big name in the history of 20th century science.’ Photo by Liz Martineau

Los Alamos Historical Society

In mid August, the Historical Society was contacted by a young woman who wanted to visit Los Alamos to see where her ancestors had been during the Manhattan Project. She would


Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


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New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers


Letter To The Editor: Sancre Productions Delivered Great Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

By Ramiro A. Pereyra III (Trey)
Los Alamos

Thank you to Sancre for a job well done!

The summer concert series has always been a long time favorite of my family, friends and of course myself. It was a time that the community could come together and enjoy some good food, family fun, and music!

When this year’s summer concert bid winners were announced, I like many others was wondering how our beloved concerts would change. I must say though, it was an exciting change!

I fell in love with the ideas that Sancre had along with all the wonderful artists they were bringing to our little town. Many of my friends


Crack Seal Project In White Rock Begins Monday


  • Crack Seal Project in White Rock on Rover Boulevard, Grand Canyon Drive and Bryce Avenue starts 8:30 a,m. Monday

GM Emulsion will start crack sealing Monday, Sept. 16 beginning on Rover Boulevard at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive. They will continue down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue, starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane.

Crews will work 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Sept. 30. 

The contractor will set up a flagging operation allowing traffic to flow. The


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