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CIR: Former US Ambassador To Ukraine Delivers Final Fall Lecture Thursday Nov. 6

on October 31, 2014 - 10:05am

John E. Herbst

CIF News:

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine John E. Herbst will deliver our fourth and final Fall lecture on the crisis in that beleaguered country at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

The venue is The Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. A full house is anticipated for this presentation, so interested parties should reserve their tickets as soon as possible. They may do so on line at or by calling 505.982.4931. Tickets are priced at $15 for members and $20 for non-members and guests. Full-time students 25 and under are admitted free with proper ID.

Los Alamos Senior Class Photos Dating Back To 1950's To Be Electronically Stored For Easy Access

on October 31, 2014 - 10:03am
Senior class photos dating back to the 1950s being moved into storage at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School senior class photos dating back to the 1950s that used to hang on the walls of old A-wing have been moved into storage at the high school. 

Eventually these photos will be stored electronically by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, to allow past graduates to view them in an electronic format/kiosk on campus.


Los Alamos Co-Op Brewery Seeks 300 Member-Owners In Order To Open

on October 31, 2014 - 9:39am

LABC News:

Los Alamos will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen.

Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer and cider.


Agatha Christie’s 'And Then There Were None' Opens At Los Alamos Little Theatre Tonight

on October 31, 2014 - 9:34am
Tami Martinson (Emily Brent) admires the wooden soldiers on the fireplace mantel. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Little Theatre
“Ten little soldier boys going out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.”
(Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None).  

One by one, until they are all gone: this is the story of 10 people who find themselves trapped on an island in late 1930s off the coast of Devon.

Why I Want To Be Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge

on October 31, 2014 - 9:23am
Los Alamos

Hello, my name is Paul A. Martinez and I am the Democratic candidate for Los Alamos County Municipal Court judge.

I am a New Mexico native, bilingual in English and Spanish and a United States Navy veteran. I have a Master's Degree with majors in political science and sociology and have completed graduate course work in public administration.

I have been a resident of Los Alamos since 1981 and hold Los Alamos dear to my heart. My four kids were raised here and my grandkids are being raised here.

N.M. Faith Coalition For Immigration Justice Director Speaks At IHM Hall Thursday

on October 31, 2014 - 9:03am

Members of the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigration Justice traveled Oct. 22 to Artesia to visit the family detention center where more than 500 women and children immigrants are being detained. Courtesy photo


More than 500 women and children are being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Artesia Family Residential Center in Artesia.

These immigrants are primarily from Central American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, having fled from violence in their countries and invariably endured many traumatic experiences before

CROP Walk/Turkey Trot To Combat Hunger Nov. 23

on October 31, 2014 - 8:57am


The Annual CROP Walk/Turkey Trot will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Los Alamos Middle School.

Sign up will begin at 1 p.m., the event begins at 2 p.m. and participants have the choice of walking or running a 2.5 or 1.7 mile course.

Everyone is eligible to win turkeys and pumpkin pies per a random drawing. Food will be available. T-shirts will be available to those who donate to the CROP Charity.

For more information, call 505.672.1639.

Volunteers Are Needed To Provide Free Tax Help

on October 31, 2014 - 8:49am

IRS News:

Last year, in New Mexico more than 600 New Mexico residents gave back to their communities as volunteers that provided free tax services by preparing more than 42,700 Federal and state of New Mexico individual income tax returns through the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs.

“The IRS and its partners are looking for volunteers that are interested in taking a little time to learn about taxes and then helping others by preparing federal and state income tax returns for free,” IRS spokesperson Julia Lara said.

Letter to the Editor: Marco Lucero For Sheriff

on October 31, 2014 - 8:43am
Los Alamos

This is an unsolicited endorsement for the re-election of Marco Lucero as sheriff of Los Alamos County.

I have personally witnessed Sheriff Lucero's commitment to reassuring citizens of Los Alamos of their safety at a public event, when concerns (warranted or not) arose. He did so freely, without even a direct request for a supplemental security presence, on his own initiative, and without any recompense. At the time, the LAPD, although they also contributed, could not provide the same level of a reassuring physical security presence.

In my opinion, this

Oppie And Groves Share Halloween Spirit

on October 31, 2014 - 7:25am

Oppenheimer and Groves were spotted getting into the Halloween spirit Thursday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Greg Kendall

Wald-Hopkins: Natural Wellness Solutions For Sinusitis - Yoga And Essential Oils

on October 31, 2014 - 7:19am
Natural Wellness Solutions For Sinusitis: Yoga and Essential Oils
By Patricia (Trish) Wald-Hopkins MSc, DABT, LMT, RMP
Holistic Wellness Practitioner

Sinusitis is common this time of year when the air gets colder and drier. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the lining of your sinus cavities caused by allergies, a virus or bacterial infection.

There is acute, subchronic and chronic sinusitis. Anybody can get sinusitis especially those prone to allergies or with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms may include:

  • Facial pain/pressure
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Nasal discharge
  • Loss of smell
  • Cough/congestion

Pain Free Athlete: Pain Aids Healing

on October 31, 2014 - 7:16am
Pain Free Athlete: Pain Aids Healing

“Pain is part of the body's defense system, producing a reflexive retraction from the painful stimulus, and tendencies to protect the affected body part while it heals, and avoid that harmful situation in the future.”

This is the evolutionary and behavioral role of pain as described on Yet this is not generally how we think of pain. Our view of body pain is more in line with the definition: “A distressing sensation in a particular part of the body.”

What is pain?
Combining the above, pain is a protective

In and Around Town: Oct. 31

on October 31, 2014 - 7:14am

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published in the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center Satuardays in November
October Events at Bandelier National Monument
Wallwork-Heineman's Exhibit "No Limitations"

McKerley: Why I'm Running For County Council

on October 31, 2014 - 7:14am

Why I'm Running For County Council

I’m Bill McKerley, and I’m a candidate for the County Council. My wife and I have been extremely fortunate to live and rear our children in this great community. I retired from the Lab after 34 years, serving as group leader and program manager. I am a US Army veteran and served in Korea during the Vietnam War era.

Since moving here in 1978, we have attended the Los Alamos Church of Christ. I have been active in youth programs through our congregation and in the community.

Pajarito Astronomers Host Year's Final Dark Night Nov. 15

on October 31, 2014 - 6:57am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold its final 2014 County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 5 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Nov. 15 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Mars, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the fall and winter constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

New Business 'Launch Endurance' Targets Triathlon Training

on October 30, 2014 - 1:38pm

Los Alamos triathlete Cyndi Wells coming out of the swim portion of this year's Ironman in Boulder, Colo. Courtesy photo


Have you ever cheered on a friend or family member as they complete a triathlon and wondered whether you could ever do it?

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned athlete, one of the most exciting things about training and competing in triathlon is finding ways to beat your own best time, working hard and getting better. 

Los Alamos triathlete Cyndi Wells riding in this year's Ironman in Boulder, Colo. Courtesy photo

Cyndi Wells is a

Milder: Why I’m Running For Assessor

on October 30, 2014 - 12:52pm
Why I’m Running For Assessor

People often ask me why I am running for county assessor. This is an easy question to answer: I get great personal satisfaction from public service. I am, for example, completing my second term on the board of Los Alamos Retirement Community, the non-profit organization that owns and operates Sombrillo Nursing Home and Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Community. LARC is an $8.5 million per year operation and I’ve had the pleasure of being its president for three of the six years I’ve served on the board.

Due to term limits, the current assessor, JoAnn

Leadership Class Completes Community Programs Session

on October 30, 2014 - 12:45pm

Leadership Los Alamos participants listens to a panel discussion Oct. 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

Leadership Los Alamos participants visit the Bandelier table during the Oct. 17 'non-profit' fair at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Another scene from the LLA 'non-profit' fair. Courtesy photo

Executive Director Heather McClenahan, right, of the Los Alamos Historical Society speaks with members of the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos class. Courtesy photo

LLA News:

  • Session included assisting the Senior Center, the Library and Historical Society

The Leadership Los Alamos Class

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, 2014

on October 30, 2014 - 11:35am

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.

Oct. 23 at 8:31 a.m. / A 19-year-old Albuquerque woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Trinity Drive.


Oct. 23 at 9:10 a.m. / Police arrested Tashina Bustos, 26, of Chimayo and charged her with battery on a household member at 535 Trinity Dr.

Oct. 23 at 3:53 p.m.

Jonathon Gerson Appointed To Oversee Handling Of Election Fraud And Voting Rights Complaints In New Mexico

on October 30, 2014 - 10:24am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Jonathon M. Gerson will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 4 general elections.

AUSA Gerson has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the District of New Mexico and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.

“Every citizen must be

Results From Friday's Elementary Mile Los Alamos Cross Country Invitational

on October 30, 2014 - 10:06am
Results from Friday's Elementary Mile Los Alamos Cross Country Invitational:

New Mexico Delegation Welcomes President's Disaster Declaration For September Floods

on October 30, 2014 - 9:45am

  • Lawmakers had requested expedited action to help state recover from storm damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the state of New Mexico for the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 15 and Sept. 26. 

The disaster declaration provides the counties of Colfax, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Sierra with access to Federal Emergency

Letter to the Editor: Election Years Always Make Me Feel Good

on October 30, 2014 - 9:34am
Los Alamos

I’m always happy during an election year. The LADailyPost, for example, has been a continuous stream of encouraging, positive descriptions of how our Congressional representatives have been productive for New Mexico. In fact, since Oct. 13 of last year, there have been (about) 108 citations of Tom Udall, 96 for Martin Heinrich, 41 for Ben Ray Lujan, 16 for Michelle Lujan Grisham, and nine or so for Steve Pierce. In every picture, the smiles are broad and the eyes are beaming.

Why start counting with Oct.

Manhattan Project Bar & Grill Is Back!

on October 30, 2014 - 8:46am
The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Manhattan Project Bar & Grill

The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill is back to full capacity and we would like to thank the community for their support during the summer and issue a very special thanks to our Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for her help in expediting our restaurant liquor license.

We have many new exciting events coming to the restaurant and invite the community to join us and participate in all of the fun.

Beginning next week, we