LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
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Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children. Malnutrition is a clinical


Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For LAVNS

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team at their new home at 109 Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The new location is 109 Central Park Square, between to UPEX and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service moved to its new location the weekend of Aug. 10 and opened for business Aug. 12. They are ecstatic to be more accessible and more centrally located


Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive Sept. 21


HOAMCO has teamed up with the Santa Fe Food Depot to take part in the 8th annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive, the largest annual food drive benefiting The Food Depot.

The Food Depot distributes 430,000 meals each month through its more than 145 partner agencies (food pantries, youth/senior centers and shelters) across nine Northern New Mexican counties. Last year, more than 100 neighborhoods, schools and businesses participated in the drive, which resulted in more than 200,000 meals raised–a 55 percent increase over the prior year.

The hope is to surpass that record this


Los Alamos Arts Council Looking To Make History

A scene from the 2018 Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Mairen Hoch/


Los Alamos Arts Council is striving to make world history.

At 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, the local arts organization will invite 1,300 citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously.”

To ensure that it meets the goal of 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously, the arts council strongly recommends that participants be at least 10 years old. All participants must carve their own pumpkin


Obituary: Michael Paul Dugan Sept. 27, 1948 – Sept. 8, 2019

MICHAEL PAUL DUGAN Sept. 27, 1948 – Sept. 8, 2019

Michael Paul Dugan was born on September 27, 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the second of what would become seven children of Paul and Colette Dugan.

The family eventually moved to Los Alamos and Mike became known as the one who could fix anything. He took great pleasure in helping family and friends with challenging fix-it projects, always with creative solutions.

Mike joined the U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school and served in Guam during the Vietnam Era.

Upon his return, he married Mary Waldschmidt. Mike and Mary settled in Los Alamos


Library Gallery Features Three-Woman Show

Gloria Sharp’s Sky and the Mesa. Courtesy/MPL

Mary Miller’s work titled, Canale. Courtesy/MPL

Karen Trythall’s Habitats in Folds and Shadows. Courtesy/MPL


The newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library is a three-woman show titled “Three Unique Talents.”

The show kicked off with a reception Saturday and will continue to run through Sept. 28 in the library’s upstairs gallery. The artists participating in the show are Gloria Sharp, Mary Miller and Karen Trythall.

Sharp does work with batik. She explained in an artist statement, “It is a pleasure to explain my lifelong


Serna Releases Position Statement On Climate Change

Marco Serna

From the Marco Serna for Congress Campaign:

Española – Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has made public his position paper on Climate Change.

While highlighting that climate change was very real and a threat to our survival, he rejects the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of his opponents in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

“I join with the National AFL-CIO in opposing the Green New Deal. If the 10-year plan was implemented, it would have a devastating effect on New Mexico’s economy and the state budget,” Serna said. “It has the potential


LALT Presents ‘Tick, Tick…BOOM!’

The cast of ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’ opening Friday at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.

The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying


Obituary: Roger Minot Clough May 1, 1932 – Sept. 8, 2019

ROGER MINOT CLOUGH May 1, 1932 Sept. 8, 2019

Roger Minot Clough, age 87 of Los Alamos, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Roger was born May 1, 1932 in Meriden, Connecticut to Raymond and Katherine Helen (Malay) Clough. He graduated from Hicks Memorial School in Tolland, CT in 1950. 

He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Norfolk VA. (1950-1954), worked for Pratt & Whitney Corp. in Connecticut after release from the Navy in 1954, and then spent a few years as a house painter both New Mexico and then Maine. 

After a down-turn in the economy, he attended the University of Maine


‘For The Animals’ Fundraiser At Smith’s Saturday

Pug is counting on community support at the fundraiser Saturday in front of Smith’s Marketplace. Courtesy photo


For the Animals, a local nonprofit organization, will hold a fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday in front of Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos.

The fundraiser will sell gently used, low-cost dog jackets, cat carriers and miscellaneous pet supplies. The sale will continue until items sell out.

All proceeds go to the care of the animals at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Los Alamos resident Jib Bennett established For the Animals in May. Its


Shop On The Corner To Donate More Than $1,000 For Hurricane Relief Thanks To Community Support


Workers at the thrift Store, Shop on the Corner, located inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, thank the community for its support during Wednesday’s sale.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.

“Our grateful thanks for all of you who helped us reach an all-time financial success today (Wednesday). We are able to give more than $1,000 for hurricane relief,” said Shop on the Corner staff.


Obituary: Lorraine Montoya Sept. 7, 1948 – Sept. 9, 2019

LORRAINE MONTOYA Sept. 7, 1948 – Sept. 9, 2019

Our beloved mother, Lorraine Montoya, 71, of Abiquiu, NM, passed away following a short illness on Monday, September 9, 2019 with her family by her side.

She was born to the late Napoleon and Josefita Martinez on September 7, 1948, in Abiquiu.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her sister Teodorita Garcia, her late husband Jose Ortega, and brother-in-law Gilbert Vigil.

She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Hernando Montoya and her 4 children: Jose Ortega, Joyce Ortega-Tapia (John Tapia), Vangie Trujillo (Donald) and Josephine Ortega (David


Daily Postcard: Squirrel Eats Apricots In Tree

Daily Postcard: A squirrel munches apricots Tuesday in a tree on 48th Street. It pulled off the apricots, taking a bite from each one before they hit the ground. The squirrel then headed down to eat some of the apricots on the ground. Photo by Donna Reil


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 29 To Sept. 9, 2019

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Aug. 29 at 10:18 p.m. / Police arrested Justin Dalton, 18, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and Oppenheimer and charged him with failure to stop or yield at an intersection and DUI.





Sept. 6 at 5:42 p.m. / Police arrested Johnathan Joseph Abeyta, 35, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with driving on a suspended or


Proposed Hotel/Conference Center At 20th And Trinity: Webpage Goes Live Today



The County has opened a new webpage on its Economic Development Projects page at featuring information about the proposed hotel and conference center south of Trinity Drive at 20th Street.

The page contains information for the public to review about the proposed project, which was the topic of a public hearing for Ordinance 695 at the Aug. 27 Council meeting.

Here is the link for the page, which has links to documents available and referenced during the Council meeting as well as other background studies:


LAPS Thankful For Smith Auditorium Endowment

The new acoustic shell taken during rehearsal for the Orion Weiss, left, and Shai Wosner performance Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Peter LaDelfe/LACA Board Member

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) have announced that the Endowment for Duane Smith Auditorium (DSA) has had a successful first year and is now actively paying out.

These proceeds are used to fund the preservation needs of this valuable resource that serves not only LAPS, but the entire community. 

According to LACF Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz the


McQuiston: Does Your College Student Know What To Do If They Are Involved In A Car Accident?

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Does your college student know what to do if they are involved in a car accident?

Going away to college is a big deal, and it comes with a lot more responsibility. One of them is being a responsible driver. What if they are in an accident or accused of hitting someone else’s car? Do they know what to do?

Here are a few tips that may be helpful:

  • Stay calm and don’t assume responsibility. If the police are called, they will make the determination. If in a parking lot and the police aren’t called, the insurance company will make the determination, if possible.
  • Gather your


Science On Tap: Earthquake Forecasting Sept. 16

Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Trugman. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News: 

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.

This “On Tap” features a conversation with Daniel Trugman, a Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

In the United States, earthquakes are the most frequent natural disaster. While the U.S. experiences hundreds of thousands of earthquakes annually,


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