Today's News

  • Funsten to speak about deep space

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow and physicist Herb Funsten will explore the edge of the solar system and anticipate its future as it moves through our galactic neighborhood in a series of three Frontiers in Science lectures beginning Wednesday in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School.
    The talks, “Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System,” will focus on the heliosphere — the region of space under the Sun’s influence — that extends far beyond Pluto and forms a protective cocoon that shields us from cosmic radiation.
    “In this talk, we will travel to the edge of the solar system, peer into the structure and dynamics of the outer heliosphere as it interacts with the interstellar medium, and anticipate the future of the solar system as it moves through our galactic neighborhood,” said Funsten, of Los Alamos’ Intelligence and Space Research Division.
    Funsten will make two other appearances as well, those scheduled for Aug. 11 at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque and Aug. 14. at the James A. Little Theater, on the campus of the New Mexico School for Deaf, in Santa Fe.
    All Frontiers in Science talks begin at 7 p.m.

  • Art Center shows student work

    There will be a Summer Art Camp Showcase at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Wednesday.
    This year’s art campers at the Art Center will have their work displayed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The campers varied in age from 4-16.
    This summer, there were seven weeks of art camp for youth.
    There is no charge for admission to the showcase. For more information, call 662-1635, or email info@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

  • Heavy Lifting

    Ryan McNiff picks up a tractor tire during a workout at Fire Station No. 6. Firefighters perform many different exercises during their routines to keep in shape.

  • LANL projects named as award finalists

    A group of Los Alamos National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine.
    The Los Alamos finalists include LARS: Lab-scale Asynchronous Radiographic System, PipeLIBS: A Self-Contained Elemental Analysis Tool for the Oil Industry, MDHIM: Multidimensional Hashed Indexed Middleware and SHMTools: Structural Health Monitoring Software for Aerospace, Civil, and Mechanical Infrastructure.
    “The ingenuity of Los Alamos scientists and engineers is remarkable, and it is exciting to have their potential for impact recognized in this way,” said Carol Burns, the deputy principal associate director of the Science, Technology and Engineering directorate, in a press release announcing the selections. “These finalists show the depth of scientific and technical capabilities that the laboratory offers, with the potential to provide game-changing solutions.”
    The winners will be announced at the R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference Nov. 12-13, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Here is a look at the projects:


  • Convicted stalker accused again

    Paul Kubler, 61, a Los Alamos man who was convicted of stalking an ex-girlfriend in January was arrested last week for allegedly threatening her over the phone.
    Since Kubler no longer had her personal phone numbers, Kubler called her where she worked.
    In order to make sure she came to the phone, Kubler allegedly identified himself to the employee that picked up the phone as someone “with the district attorney’s office” who was looking for (Kubler’s ex-girlfriend).
    The employee handed the phone to the ex-girlfriend. When the ex-girlfriend answered, Kubler allegedly identified himself as Kent Wahlquist, the assistant district attorney who prosecuted Kubler for stalking her back in January.
    “Paul identified himself as Kent (Assistant District Attorney Wahlquist) and told her that Paul Kubler had filed charges against her and that she and her sister had warrants for their arrests,” read a statement by a police officer in the court documents.
    The ex-girlfriend however recognized Kubler’s voice and told Kubler she was going to tell her sister.
    “No, no, you can’t do that,” Kubler said before the ex-girlfriend handed the phone back to the other employee.

  • Police Beat 7-31-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 23
    8:10 a.m. — Steven Kowalczyk, 53, of Abiquiu was arrested for possessing false evidence for title/aegis on Rover Boulevard.

    4:05 p.m. — Police reported that a 13-year-old girl was the victim of child abuse on Trinity Drive.

    9:24 p.m. –– A 49-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was the victim of a burglary from a dwelling on 33rd Street.

    July 25
    1:23 a.m. — Andrea Rivera, 28, of Los Alamos was arrested for aggravated battery against a household member in the 3000 block of Canyon Road.

    6:48 p.m. — A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was the victim of fraud (more than $250, less than $2500) at 47th Street.

    11:17 p.m. — Darryl Hayes, 53, of Albuquerque was arrested for identity theft at the intersection of 39th Street and Orange Street. On July 27, he was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction.

  • Cone Zone 8-1-15

    For more information about the projects listed below, email lacpw at lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.
    The information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
    20th Street/Fuller Lodge Improvements:
    Star Paving will continue construction on 20th Street and the Fuller Lodge parking lot improvement projects.
    Star Paving will be closing the southbound lane and begin demolition of curb and gutter, asphalt and sidewalks on the west side of 20th Street. Pedestrians will need to use the east side of the street.
    The northbound lane will remain open for business access. Motorists may experience flagging operations and some delays.
    The secondary Fuller Lodge parking lot has been demolished. The contactor will begin installing electrical conduit for lighting and new curb and gutter.
    The lot will remain closed except for Thursday morning during the Los Alamos Farmers Market, at which time it will be made accessible for parking.
     Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Services such as mail delivery, emergency services, trash and recycling collection are scheduled to be maintained.

  • 2015 County Fair Schedule

    Thursday, Aug. 6
    Exhibits check-in
    Mesa Public Library,
    2-6 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 7
    Pool Tournament
    Betty Ehart Senior Center, 8 a.m.

    Fair Exhibits
    Mesa Public Library, Handicapped viewing, 4-5 p.m.;
    General public viewing, 5-8 p.m.

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series
    The Derailers
    Ashley Pond,
    7-10 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 8
    Festival and Fair
    Ashley Pond, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Arts and crafts fair
    Fuller Lodge,
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    County Fair parade
    Central Avenue,
    10 a.m.

    Fair Exhibits
    Mesa Public Library,
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    4-H Livestock Exhibit
    Mesa Public Library parking lot,
    10 a.m.-noon

    Brewer Arena,
    2-5 p.m.

    Cowboy Dinner and Dance
    Posse Lodge,
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 9

    Brewer Arena, 1-3 p.m.

  • Plenty for the Cowpokes

    The Los Alamos County Fair was practically designed for cowboys.
    A big part of the fair this year, as it is every year, is the Los Alamos Rodeo. The rodeo is spread over two days, Saturday and Sunday, at Brewer Arena, located behind the county’s horse stables on North Mesa.
    The rodeo is part of the Bad Bull Series and is operated by the Wiseman Rodeo Company, which provides the livestock used.
    The Los Alamos Rodeo is an open event, meaning anyone wishing to can participate. There are several different events to choose from and different divisions from novice on up.
    There are fees charged per event. Fees are cash only. Those wishing to participate should call this week to pre-register and all pre-registered participants will get complimentary entry to the rodeo.
    Saturday’s rodeo starts at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s events start at 1 p.m.
    Following Saturday’s rodeo, there will be a Cowboy Dinner and Dance at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge. The dinner and dance is presented by the county’s sheriff’s department.
    The Posse Lodge is located at 650 North Mesa Road. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.
    Price for participation is $15 for the dinner and $10 for the dance, with couples and combos discounted.
    The Rifters country band will play at the dance, which will go from 7-10 p.m.

  • County Rodeo Fees

    For registration information, call 575-374-9833.

    Mutton Bustin’ (6 and under), $10

    Barrels, 8 and under, $10

    Rescue Race, $10

    Jr. Steer Riding (14 and under) $30

    Chute Doggin’, $40
    Girls Breakaway Roping, $40

    Ribbon Roping, $40

    Novice Bull Riding, $60

    Calf Roping, $60

    Open Barrels, $60 

    Bronc Riding, $75

    Bull Riding, $75

    Draw Pot Team Roping, $50 each

    Open Team Roping, $80/team