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Santa Fe Business Incubator Nets Big Boost from Los Alamos Lab

on April 15, 2014 - 9:49am

Modern flow cytometers were invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory and can be used to count and sort individual cells from a stream of liquid. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • BioScience Lab receives funding for cell-sorting machine

Los Alamos National Laboratory is providing funding to the Santa Fe Business Incubator BioScience Laboratory for the purchase of a commercial flow cytometer—a technology originally developed at Los Alamos and then later successfully commercialized by a Santa Fe company. The SFBI BioScience Lab is holding its open house today.

“The commercialization of flow cytometry

Santuario de Chimayó Pilgrimage Joint Information Center Issues Annual Safety Alert For Walkers

on April 15, 2014 - 9:11am

Pilgrims gather on Good Friday in 2013 at the El Santuario de Chimayó. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

EMO News:

SANTA FE – The annual journey to El Santuario de Chimayó is underway. Dozens of walkers have already begun their trek to the church. The Santuario de Chimayó Pilgrimage Joint Information Center would like to remind pedestrians and motorists to be safe as they make their way along the route. 

The public safety for this event is a joint coordinated effort between the Emergency Management Offices (EMO)  in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties.

Apple Blossoms Photographed in Pajarito Acres

on April 15, 2014 - 7:56am

Apple Blossoms at sunrise in the yard of a home on Potrillo Drive in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

LAHS Sophomore Parent Night April 21

on April 15, 2014 - 7:55am

LAHS News:

Parents of current Los Alamos High School sophomores are invited to attend Sophomore Parent Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 in the Speech Theater.

Sophomore Parent Night gives parents an opportunity to learn what the counselors are doing in the classroom with the sophomores in the month of April, as well providing a review of this information for the students,” said Cindy Black, a guidance counselors at the high school. “The presentation focuses on what students and parents need to be doing at this stage to get ready for life after high school.


'A Second Chance' at Reel Deal Saturday Benefits High Flyers Gymnastics

on April 15, 2014 - 7:49am


HFG News:

Sometimes in life we all wish for “A Second Chance.” That is the premise behind an inspirational family gymnastics film showing Saturday, April 19 at Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos.

Sponsored by High Flyers Gymnastics (HFG) as a fundraising event, the movie focuses on a group of school-age gymnasts and their quest to compete for spots on the Australian national gymnastics team.

Tickets for the one-time showing are $10 (child/adult) and on sale now at CB FOX, Uli’s Cottontail, Reel Deal Theater and High Flyers Gymnastics.

Pegg: Crank Up Your Metabolism

on April 15, 2014 - 7:41am
Crank Up Your Metabolism

One of the key factors to weight loss and weight management is your metabolism. If you are want to lose weight and keep the weight off, one important thing to do is to rev up your metabolism.

Metabolism is a term that refers to how your body transforms the calories in the food you eat into energy. The food is broken down into sugars and amino acids that the body then has available for use as energy. The energy is then either used or it is stored as muscle or fat.

One very important key to keeping your metabolism high is to have a large amount of lean

Residents Asked to Sign Petition To Ban Trapping

on April 15, 2014 - 7:41am

TFNM News:

Trap Free New Mexico (TFNM) is asking residents to sign a petition here to ban animal trapping in New Mexico. 

TFNM is a coalition of citizens, conservation organizations and animal welfare groups who oppose the cruel, damaging and dangerous practice of trapping in New Mexico. Under-regulated and outdated, traps put citizens, pets and non-target species at risk, including the endangered Mexican gray wolf.

"We seek to ban traps in New Mexico for the sake of public safety and New Mexico's native wildlife," TFNM said.

Food on the Hill: Loco Moco

on April 15, 2014 - 7:40am

This Week's Recipe: Loco Moco

This is considered Hawaiian comfort food.

Photo by Sue York/


1 cup of cooked rice
cooked hamburger patty (I like to smoke it on the grill)
Slice of cheddar cheese
3/4 cup of brown gravy, heated
1 or 2 poached eggs


Poach eggs in simmering water with a tablespoon of vinegar.

Photo by Sue York/
You can also use an egg poacher, usually use an egg poacher, you end up losing less of the egg white that way.
Photo by Sue York/
Layer this in a bowl, rice, hamburger,

New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair

on April 15, 2014 - 7:39am


Los Aamos sent 27 6-12th graders to the 62nd New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro April 4-5.

New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is bound by the rules governing that organization. The fair also is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA). NMSEF is a non-profit program hosted by New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (New Mexico Tech).

Financial support for the Fair comes from New Mexico Tech, the State of New Mexico,

Monday Night's 'Blood Moon' Casts Rosy Glow

on April 15, 2014 - 7:39am

The 'Blood Moon' photographed Monday night from White Rock. A 'Blood Moon,' occurs during a full lunar eclipse that  renders the moon a reddish color. It was visible overnight in the skies above North America. Photo by Glen Wurden


Tax Day Celebration at Local Businesses!

on April 14, 2014 - 9:55pm


Come celebrate Tax Day with your favorite local businesses, and we'll pay your gross receipts taxes for you!

Tuesday, April 15, we're waving goodbye to all the stacks of paper and constant headaches at least for a little while, and saying a great big "Thank You" to all of our customers who give us a reason to pay taxes in the first place!

Stop by:
  •   The Fuller Lodge Art Center;
  •   Pet Pangaea;
  •   Village Arts; and
  •   Warm Hearts Yarn.

... and make sure you wish us all a "Happy Tax Day" at the check out counter before the merchandise has been rung up!

Community Honors Living Treasures of Los Alamos

on April 14, 2014 - 4:54pm

The granddaughter of new Living Treasure Teralene Foxx speaks of her love and admiration for her grandmother at Sunday's Living Treasures event at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The newest Los Alamos Living Treasures from left, John N. Stewart, Teralene Foxx and Gene F. Mortensen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Community members, friends and family fill the Betty Ehart Senior Center Sunday afternoon for the 2014 Living Treasures of Los Alamos ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Rebecca Hammon From Los Alamos Running Boston Marathon to Raise Funds for Her Hospital

on April 14, 2014 - 3:37pm
Rebecca Hammon and her dad, Duncan Hammon, at the Los Alamos Dog Jog last summer in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Rebecca Hammon, left, and a Team Eye and Ear teammate posed with Bill, the Heartbreak Hill Gorilla, during a 20-mile training run.Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rebecca Hammon grew up in Los Alamos watching her dad, Duncan Hammon, run marathons. As a bored kid, she swore she’d never be a runner. That changed in the summer of 2012 when Hammon took up running as a way to get some exercise.

LAHS Graduate Sydney Sivils Earns UNM’s Clauve Award

on April 14, 2014 - 3:24pm

LAHS graduate Sydney Sivils receives recipients of UNM’s Clauve Award. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos High School 2010 graduate Sydney Sivils was one of six recipients of UNM’s Clauve Award for outstanding seniors, presented April 4. The Clauve Award honors Lena C. Clauve, the university’s first dean of women.

The award is given for outstanding achievements in the areas of leadership, academics and campus involvement. To qualify, students must be nominated by staff or faculty who have witnessed the dedication of exceptional students. 

Sivils will graduate with honors in May


'Why I Am Pro Life' Essay Opens For Local Students

on April 14, 2014 - 3:07pm


Los Alamos Right to Life Committee, LARTLC, announces an essay contest for Los Alamos students in the Middle School and High School.

The essay title is “Why I Am Pro Life.” By submitting the essay, the contestant and parent agree to allow LARTLC to reprint the essay and that the essay is original, but not copyrighted. Essays will be more than 600 words and will be read and judged on originality, content and accuracy.

Each contestant will receive a certificate of participation and $200 will be awarded for the winning essay for grades 9-12, and $100 will be awarded for the


RTD Adds Buses to Accommodate Chimayo Pilgrams on Good Friday, April 18

on April 14, 2014 - 2:42pm


The North Central Regional Transit District is adding additional buses along its Española to Chimayo route to accommodate people making the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18.

Two ADA accessible buses will run on a continuous loop 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., throughout the day (the first bus begins at 8 a.m. and the second at 8:30 a.m.) departing from the RTD stop on the north side of the Big Rock Phillips 66 Station in front of the Santa Claran Hotel. 

The route will traverse N.M. 76 with multiple stops in each direction along the way.

Annual Easter Eggstavaganza 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday @ Los Alamos Golf Course

on April 14, 2014 - 2:32pm


Letter to the Editor: Miracles Have Been Documented In This Enchanted Land

on April 14, 2014 - 2:16pm
LANL Major Subcontractor Consortium

In these times of partisan politics and declining budgets it is rare to see our elected leadership come together and stand united on any issue; in fact, it is unheard of. But this is New Mexico and miracles have been documented before in this Enchanted Land.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard facilitated this miracle by successfully sponsoring House Memorial #79 calling for collaboration and coordination on a state-wide level to support, maintain and increase local business procurement by federal institutions.

Most people


See 'BEARS' and Help Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

on April 14, 2014 - 1:26pm


Letter to the Editor: I Commend Those Who Have Worked on Charter Review

on April 14, 2014 - 1:17pm
Los Alamos

I want to commend those who have worked on the Charter Review after reading it. Since I'll not be able to attend the meeting, I want to say a few words of reflection.

I spent 12 years of my life with others on the efforts to establish, what became the FL/HDABoard, which advises the County Council about historical preservation in specific ways usually. I have made blunders in my life, but in those years gave an ethical service, and we who served set groundwork for a love of Los Alamos in all of its historic and present day periods.

In the Charter Review there is a


Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday @ Ashley Pond

on April 14, 2014 - 12:42pm


Meet New LAHS Principal 4:30-6 p.m. Today

on April 14, 2014 - 12:34pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host a meet and greet 4:30-6 p.m. today with incoming Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist for students and parents in the lobby of the high school.

Dr. Belew-Nyquist, who officially begins her duties July 1, will be in Los Alamos through Wednesday. She will meet with staff and students several times during these days and with the Board of Education Tuesday evening. 

Dr. Belew-Nyquist of Silverdale, Wash., was selected for the principal position following an extensive national search.


NMSARC Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference

on April 14, 2014 - 11:46am



The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) is hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers April 25-27 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque.

More than 100 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma are attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.

The three-day conference also has vendors, featuring the latest in search and rescue gear, communications equipment and performance clothing, a silent auction

Craig Martin Experience Plays Blue Window Saturday

on April 14, 2014 - 11:11am
Craig Martin Experience takes to the hills. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

CME News:

Jazz returns to the Blue Window Bistro at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19 when Los Alamos’ Craig Martin Experience (CME) starts the place jumping.

After a couple laid-back shows in March, the band is preparing a set of hard bop and fusion tunes from jazz’s most popular years in the 1960s.

“Hard bop classics have fast tempos, Latin rhythms, or irresistible grooves,” band leader Craig Martin said.


Solo Traveler: Mexico’s Native Music

on April 14, 2014 - 11:07am
The gazebo in San Cristóbal de las Casas where marimba concerts take place almost every night. Photo by Sherry Hardage
Solo Traveler: Mexico’s Native Music

The marimba was supposedly invented in Chiapas and the city of Chiapa de Corzo is the Marimba Capital of the World. It hosts a school for musicians and a workshop where traditional marimba construction is taught.

It is the music of Chiapas. Over the years there have been many compositions composed specifically for the instrument, though any lively piece of music can be played on it.