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Discussion: Los Alamos

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Apr 2, 2019 10:17 PM # 
Hey Orienteers!

I have been given a summer research position at the Los Alamos national lab in New Mexico. I've been told that the housing market in Los Alamos is very tight these days for students coming in for just the summer months.

If you live near Los Alamos, or have friends that do, and would be willing to have me stay with you from June to mid August then please shoot me a message ( I am willing to pay a modest amount of rent in exchange for a place to stay.
Apr 2, 2019 10:20 PM # 
There used to be an orienteering couple that lived there but I suspect they're not there any longer, as that was years ago. Sorry, I don't know of anyone there.
Apr 2, 2019 10:24 PM # 
Peggy is probably thinking of Dick & Judy Opsahl -- and they moved from Los Alamos to California several years ago. There's another orienteer in the area -- Una Smith, "".
Apr 2, 2019 10:25 PM # 
Yes, the Opsahls. Their house, and several others, were destroyed by a fire.
Apr 3, 2019 12:15 AM # 
I have some friends who work at LANL, and live in Santa Fe, let me reach out to them and see what might be available.
Apr 3, 2019 12:19 AM # 
Sanna Sevanto, who was a CSU member for a while and raced at the World Ski-O Masters last year, is at LANL. I will see if I can find her contact info.
Apr 4, 2019 2:02 PM # 
And he maps well and is a good setter - if that is an additional incentive. Oh, a good cook, too :)
Apr 4, 2019 2:26 PM # 
And worst-case scenario: the Los Alamos area is honey-combed with abandoned caves carved by early indians. I would think an enterprising orienteer could find a comfortable cave, furnish it with the basics, and camp out for the summer!
Apr 5, 2019 8:20 PM # 
I found Sanna's contact info here: Sanna Sevanto, (505) 664-0232,

I have some early 2000s NMO maps from Los Alamos & Santa Fe; let me know if you'd like me to scan them for you.
Apr 8, 2019 5:01 PM # 
Another person who was active in the area was Jerry body. He did some maps for the local club. Not sure if he is still active and in the area.
Apr 8, 2019 8:35 PM # 
@Mapman: Jerry Boyd?
Apr 11, 2019 3:09 PM # 
Cedarcreek Thanks for correcting my typo

Yes, I meant Jerry Boyd.

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