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LA Summer Concert Series - Not Quite Complete

on April 4, 2012 - 10:04pm

Editor's Note: The official "Los Alamos Concert Series" schedule (presented by the County of Los Alamos and coordinated / managed by Russ Gordon) is not available on-line as of April 9th. When it becomes available we will link to the official concert series website. The official concert site is found at: Below you will find the currently available series information....


Russ Gordon and crew are still finalizing sponsors & venues for some of this summer’s series.

This is the 23rd year for this extremely popular concert series.

From Gordon's

Hilltopper Softball Downs Capital 16-0 in Five Innings

on April 4, 2012 - 9:34pm

Danci Smith gets batting. Photo by Alan Kirk

Emilee Jones pitches shutout win. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alyssa Mojica crosses home plate after homerun hit. Photo by Alan Kirk

Topper fans enjoy nice weather at softball game in White Rock. Photo by Alan Kirk

Deer Gather Near Truck Route

on April 4, 2012 - 9:17pm

This herd of mule deer gathered along side the truck route by the former landfill at about 5 p.m. today as commuters from los Alamos National Laboratory drove by. Photo by TK Thompson/

County Administrator Works to Fill Acting Positions

on April 4, 2012 - 8:21am

County Administrator Harry Burgess stands in his downtown office near photographs taken by his grandfather. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

The process to fill acting positions at the director level throughout the County is well underway.

County Administrator Harry Burgess described the hring process during an interview at his office Thursday.

“I decided to advertise these positions and that did not reflect on the individuals currently holding the positions. I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to apply … there may be hidden talent,” Burgess said.


LAHS JROTC Navy Team Places 4th at Championships

on April 4, 2012 - 7:56am

The Los Alamos Precision Rifle team comprised of Los Alamos High School studentscompeted in the All-Service JROTC Championships March 24-25 in Anniston, Ala. This championship brought together the top five teams representing the Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force teams from the entire country. As current Navy champion team, the Los Alamos Navy JROTC Team, from left, John Gibson, Tessa Snyder, Jodi Cull-Host and Cory Aslin. They continued as the top Navy team and finished fourth overall in the competition.

Three School Board Meetings Scheduled Next Week

on April 4, 2012 - 7:29am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for 11 a.m. Monday, April 9 at 2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V to hear a presentation by Dr. Peter Goldschmidt from the Public Education Department on the A-F school grading system.

The Los Alamos School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

The Los Alamos School Board also is meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Coffee Booth to review board policies.

These meetings are open to the public.


College Advisory Board to Review GO Bond

on April 4, 2012 - 7:25am

UNM-LA News:

UNM- Los Alamos Advisory Board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m., April 9 in the college lecture hall.

The board is scheduled to discuss the General Obligation (GO) Bond Election for November as well as UNM-LA student housing.

Presentations are scheduled for Paul Terp and Myron Koop on the ETEBA Scholarship.

The board will recognize the Robotics Team #4153 “Project-Y” for its recent competition in Utah.

Staff presentations include the UNM-LA Budget for FY13.

This meeting is open to the public.


An Opportunity for a Great Conversation

on April 4, 2012 - 7:14am

Dear Editor,

How long has it been since you shared a great conversation over savory hors d’oeuvres and luscious deserts? 

How often do you have the chance to talk informally to some of our community’s most knowledgeable and creative people? 

On April 22 you can join us in supporting the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation in their “Great Conversations” fundraiser.

My wife, Emily, and I have participated in the past and find it a most enjoyable and rewarding way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon while donating to an organization that does so much to enhance our students’ learning


‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

on April 4, 2012 - 7:06am

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in

County Notice of Possible Council Quorum

on April 3, 2012 - 3:20pm

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend interviews of candiates for county attorney from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13 in Council Chambers.

A quorum may be present, however no council action will be taken.


Gallery of Snow Photos from April Storm

on April 3, 2012 - 2:18pm

The "Touch the Sky" sculpture at Ashley Pond is pleading with the heavens to stop the white stuff. Photo by TK Thompson/


LAAC's Brown Bag Series Presents 'Petra and the Jay' Wednesday

on April 3, 2012 - 1:44pm

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting for its April 4 Brown Bag Series, “Petra and the Jay” excerpts from the original sci-fi musical book and lyrics by Cary Neeper, music by Alice B. Kellogg, directed by Alicia Solomon.

Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.

The full opera will be presented April 13 and 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.


#2 – Person to Person (Petra, Darrok & Alice)
Rose Click, Dale Arnink, Sheila Schiferl

#4 – We’re Here to Celebrate
(Darrok & Alice, Lillan & Ellmar, Geriton, Human

Los Alamos County Tops State Health Rankings

on April 3, 2012 - 1:10pm

Los Alamos County tops the list in county health rankings for New Mexico, according to the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.

The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources.

New Mexico counties ranked one to 10:

  • Los Alamos
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • Dona Ana
  • Lincoln
  • Union
  • Roosevelt
  • Otero
  • Bernalillo
  • Curry


White Rock Loses Power During Monday's Storm - Power Now Restored to Remaining Customers on Piedra Loop

on April 3, 2012 - 11:18am

Power lines from a toppled power pole lay across the fence of a home near Piedra Loop and Piedra Drive Monday night. County crews and Los Alamos police used their vehicles as shields to protect motorists from driving into the downed wires, which were strewn across the roadway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Heavy snow accumulation on power lines during Monday evening’s storm caused a three-phase power pole to go down near the intersection of Piedra Drive and Piedra Loop in White Rock. Power was lost at 8:40 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Taking on Espanola Police

on April 3, 2012 - 10:37am

The public is invited to attend a battle between officers of the Los Alamos Police Department and officers of the Espanola Police Department.

This highly competitive, action-packed basketball game begins at 2 p.m. April 28 at Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo De Onate in Espanola.

Tickets are $3 per adult and $2 per child under 12 with all proceeds split between LAPD and EPD for the charity of their choice.

Environmental Scientist Chick Keller Speaks Today at Kiwanis Luncheon

on April 3, 2012 - 10:00am


Chick Keller

April 3-Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project.

April 10-Los Alamos Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega will speak on what she learned at the recent Kiwanis Southwest District Midwinter Conference in Las Cruces.

As part of her talk, Ortega will present detailed information on the Kiwanis International campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a huge killer in poor countries.

April 17- Gloria Maestas from the Los


Power Pole Collapses Near Piedra Loop

on April 3, 2012 - 12:11am

A Los Alamos Police vehicle and a County truck shelter wires strewn across the road from a power pole that toppled over near Piedra Loop and Piedra Drive during the snowstorm Monday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Public Urged to Attend 'Wildfire 2012' Event

on April 2, 2012 - 9:32pm

Los Alamos firefighters train at the New Mexico Fire Academy in Socorro. Photo by Louisa Martinez/LAFD

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 14 in the Council Chambers and adjacent Training Room (inside the Community Building at 475 20th St.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies.

There will be a joint presentation on the Las Conchas 2011 Wildfire, including a possible panel discussion with representatives from the following

Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

on March 30, 2012 - 7:42pm

By Terry Foxx

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson will make a special visit to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

This surprise appearance is in fact by Ann Beyke, who will be taking on Carson’s persona in a performance known as a Chautauqua. 

What’s so special about Carson’s view of the world?

Anyone who enjoyed a recent magical snowstorm that quickly dissolved into spring weather knows the charm of hearing the birds sing as new life emerges from fallow flowerbeds.

Can you image a spring without singing birds? Rachel Carson could.

Community Flocks to LAMC's 60th Birthday Bash

on March 29, 2012 - 8:07am

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron cuts the red ribbon in honor of  the medical facility's 60th anniversary Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated 60 years of service to the community with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Six decades of photographs depicting employees as well as facility renovations filled the lobby, which was decorated with balloons and tables topped with food, drinks and a big birthday cake. 

CEO Feliciano Jiron with his wife and children, LAMC trustees,