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SFI: 'But Why Do Smaller Dogs Live Longer...?'

on November 30, 2015 - 11:35am
Chen Hou, Missouri University
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) holds seminar "But Why Do Smaller Dogs Live Longer? A Universal Theory To Answer The Question Dr. Geoffrey West Could Not Answer" at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 2 at Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe.
Abstract: The relationship between energy expenditure and longevity has been a central theme in aging studies.
Rate of living theory and oxidative stress theory suggest that longevity is negatively correlated with mass-specific metabolic rate, which is usually positively correlated with animals’ body size.
However, empirical

Attorney General Warns New Mexicans About 'Making Home Affordable' Program

on November 30, 2015 - 11:34am
ALBUQUERQUE  Last week, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert to warn New Mexicans about a dangerous new scam preying on New Mexicans who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
“Do not pay Ocwen mortgage payments by Moneygram in response to 'Making Home Affordable' offer letters or calls,” Balderas said. “This is a scam and if you receive one of these letters or calls please contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General at 505.222.9100.”
Details about the scam:
  • The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division learned that New

Help PEEC Enrich Lives On #GivingTuesday

on November 30, 2015 - 11:23am

PEEC News:

There is a day for giving thanks. There are two for getting deals. Now, there is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is set side for charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It is a great time to practice generosity and be part of a new global tradition.

Individuals make a difference. Donations enrich lives.

Udall, Heinrich Welcome Passage Of New Law To Foster Innovation, Increase Competitiveness Of U.S. Space Industry

on November 30, 2015 - 11:13am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich praised passage of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act to modernize commercial space regulations and encourage competitiveness in the industry.

Udall and Heinrich are longtime champions of modernizing U.S. policies governing commercial spaceflight. The bill, which President Obama signed last week, provides an essential legal framework that will enable New Mexico’s commercial spaceflight industry to grow in the years ahead. 

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

The new law will extend

LAPS Needs Students To Ride Bus Tuesday

on November 30, 2015 - 11:06am

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus encourages students to ride the school bus Tuesday, Dec. 1 and help Los Alamos Public Schools with transportation funding. Eligible riders are Los Alamos County residents -- grades K-6: 1 mile from school; grades 7-9: 1.5 miles from school; grades 10-12: 2 miles from school. Courtesy/LAPS

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 18 To Nov. 23

on November 30, 2015 - 10:47am

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.


Nov. 18 at 2:58 p.m. / Police arrested David Wyman, 23, of Los Alamos at 1301 Central Ave., and charged him with unlawful use of license; driving when privilege to so has been suspended or revokes.




Nov. 18 at 7:36 p.m. / Police arrested Eric Smith, 62, of Santa Fe at 2373 Trinity Dr., and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs.

IBEW President On Push To Abolish Cadillac Tax

on November 30, 2015 - 9:57am
IBEW News:
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement regarding bipartisan efforts to repeal the Cadillac Tax:
“I applaud the more than 300 members of Congress from both parties who added their names to legislation that would repeal the so-called Cadillac Tax, which is burdening employers and employees alike with increased health care costs.
“This tax unfairly punishes companies that did the right thing by offering comprehensive health plans, while squeezing the budgets of working families, many of whom agreed to

Shakespeare At Palace Of Governors Feb. 5-28

on November 30, 2015 - 9:54am
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — Where would we be without the printing press? We certainly wouldn’t have Shakespeare, or the thousands of editions of his plays produced over the last four centuries.
Not a bad run for one of the most mysterious playwrights in history.
Feb. 5-28, the Palace Press at the New Mexico History Museum presents a special exhibition in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art’s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.
In The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page, award-winning Palace Press printers Tom Leech and James Bourland will mount

More Than 500 Travelers To U.S. Flagged Daily For National Security Concerns

on November 30, 2015 - 9:46am

Travelers driving north Saturday on I-10 past Las Cruces are routed through this security checkpoint. The checkpoint is set up year round. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

HSNW News:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data show that every day, hundreds of travelers going through airports, seaports and land border crossings are flagged for “suspected national security concerns.”

The Boston Herald reports that in 2014, the average daily number of those flagged for national security concerns was 548. CBP officials would not say how many of those flagged were discovered, upon

Prescribed Burns On Santa Fe National's Forest Jemez And Cuba Ranger Districts During December

on November 30, 2015 - 9:42am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct three pile burns on the Jemez and Cuba Ranger Districts sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. 
That window is dependent on the amount of snowfall on the ground as well as other favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, and may be extended into 2016.  
Once ignitions begin, they are expected to last two to three days.
The planned prescribed burns will treat:
  • 486 acres in Joaquin Canyon eight miles west of Jemez Springs;
  • 35 acres on Thompson Ridge nine miles

Breakfast With Santa 7-11 a.m. Saturday

on November 30, 2015 - 9:38am


Enjoy a morning of fun at the annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, with a large contribution from Del Norte Credit Union.

The free breakfast is 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.

Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

Snow Scene In The Jemez

on November 30, 2015 - 9:18am

Snow builds up to about 1.5 inches wide on branches of brush growing Sunday near N.M. 4 on the way into the Jemez. Photo by Laurie Waters

Cowboy Breakfast Helps Special Olympics Dec. 6

on November 30, 2015 - 9:08am

Yang: Introversion Is Not Taught In Business Schools

on November 30, 2015 - 8:48am
Los Alamos

In fact, introversion is deliberately marginalized at business schools. One Harvard Business School (HBS) professor once said, “If a student talks often and forcefully, then he’s a player; if he doesn’t, he’s on the margin.” 

At HBS, the culture is all about pursuing the extrovert dream: being forthright, being vocal, being a team player (or at least seen as such until seizing the opportunity to dominate the team), being outgoing, and acting confidently at all costs, or at least, seemingly so. 

Extroverts thrive in such an environment.

NORAD Celebrates 60 Years Tracking Santa

on November 30, 2015 - 8:35am

Santa Claus spotted Dec. 24, 2014 in the sky over New York. Courtesy/NORAD


PETERSON AFB, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey.

The NORAD Tracks Santa website,, launching Tuesday, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps also are available in the Windows, Apple

NSA’s Bulk Metadata Collection Program Ends

on November 30, 2015 - 7:05am

HSNW News:

The NSA on Sunday ended its controversial surveillance program, initiated by the George W. Bush administration in 2006, which collected the metadata of all communications in the United States.

The creation of the bulk collection program was the result of criticism by the 9/11 Commission, and many security experts, who argued that the information about the nineteen 9/11 terrorists was available, but that law enforcement and intelligence agencies lacked structure and procedure, which would have allowed them to “connect the dots.”

The collected data were then stored so that if law

‘Winterfest’ Three-Day Event Dec. 4-6

on November 29, 2015 - 1:44pm

Scene from Winterfest 2014. Courtesy photo


A magical family event, the annual “Winterfest” will bring the sights, sounds and experiences of the Christmas season alive with a three-day holiday celebration Dec. 4-6.

Anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to conduct an orchestra will get a chance to try their hand at the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Crossroads Bible Church.


Two Christmas Tree Lots Open For Business

on November 29, 2015 - 1:20pm

The annual Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lot is now open while supplies last at the corner of 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Alire's New Mexico Trees at Trinity Dr. and DP Rd. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers look over the tree inventory  available at the Delancey Street lot Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

Alire's New Mexico Trees is open for the holiday season at the corner of  Trinity Drive and DP Road. Photo by Chris Clark/

Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2015

on November 29, 2015 - 1:06pm

Shoppers take to the streets to seek out those perfect gifts in downtown Los Alamos during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers of all ages search for just the right gifts at CB FOX on Small Business Saturday. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers coming and going at Fusion Multisport during Saturday's event on Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/


Nov. 28 marked “Small Business Saturday” in Los Alamos County and the community turned out to show its support for small businesses and merchants by shopping locally.


How The Hen House Turns: Animal Oxymorans (1)

on November 29, 2015 - 12:16pm

How the Hen House Turns
Animal Oxymorans (1)

We humans like to oversimplify things. So it is with animals. Too often we think of them as domestic or not, pets or not, dangerous or not, when in fact they are a little bit of this and a lot of that and a smidgen of something else—just like the rest of us.

Take rats, for instance. It’s not fun to find a  rat in one’s backyard, only to be told that they live in the sidewalk ivy bed. I’ll agree, but it doesn’t mean that all rats are nasty. They have been living in or near human habitats for thousands of years.

Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on November 29, 2015 - 12:15pm

Today's Featured Home

Los Alamos, NM 87544

$245,000 (Right of 1st Refusal)


Frosty Landscape At Pajarito Mountain

on November 29, 2015 - 9:41am

A frosty landscape is revealed at the east end of Pajarito Mountain after Saturday's fog lifts. Photo by Marc Bailey

Learn About Longest-Running Citizen Science Project In The World 7 p.m. Tuesday At Nature Center

on November 29, 2015 - 9:33am

Mouser Williams. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

PEEC News:

Local wildlife photographer, birder and occasional electrical engineer Mouser Williams will give a presentation at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 about the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count program.

The talk will cover the historical origins of the bird count, how it has grown in the last 116 years, and how scientists take advantage of such a rich database of bird population data. The Christmas Bird Count is coming to Los Alamos for the first time since 1953, and Dr.

Children’s Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. To Noon Saturday

on November 29, 2015 - 9:20am

Young shoppers at the 2014 Children’s Christmas Bazaar. Courtesy photo

A young shopper at the checkout table at the 2014 Children’s Christmas Bazaar. Courtesy photo


TOTH News:

Can you imagine the look on a child’s face as they emerge from shopping at the Children’s Christmas Bazaar? Their anticipation and excitement of giving their gifts is extraordinary! 

Join us 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Dec. 5 at Trinity on the Hill Church. This event is for children in kindergarten to 6th grade.

Check Out Annual Window Display At Village Arts

on November 29, 2015 - 8:56am

Check out this year's holiday window display designed by Yours Truly Diana at Village Arts, 216 DP Road. Village Arts carries the area's largest variety of art supplies and provides custom framing. Courtesy photo