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More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Pastor Granillo: Protecting The Truth

on April 23, 2017 - 7:44am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church of the Nazarene

Los Alamos
 
If you’re lying, you’re lying. –John Maxwell
 
I vaguely remember being awakened by a noise as a small child. It was near Christmas time, so I immediately assumed that I had heard Santa in our house. Although I was partially excited about this possibility, I was more afraid than anything, so I tucked myself tightly under the blankets and went back to sleep. The next morning, I wanted to tell my mom about the exciting news.
 
I decided that the story might need some embellishment to convince her it was true, so I

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way Above Los Alamos

on April 23, 2017 - 7:39am

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way spotted in the sky above Los Alamos early Saturday morning looking SE. The glow from Albuquerque can be seen at the bottom right. Photo by Marc Bailey

Earth Day Statement From The Nature Conservancy

on April 23, 2017 - 12:54am
By Justin Adams
Global Managing Director, Lands
 
We’re absolutely thrilled to see so much public support out on the streets for science and scientists. My field of environmental science has probably never been more important as today - and yet it has never felt more insecure. It is environmental science that tells us that natural climate solutions – planting trees and using less fertilizer, for example - are as important as solar panels and electric cars in the fight against climate change. 

The Earth Day Network’s mission to plant a tree for every person by 2020 is a good example and could

Los Alamos County Little League Season 2017 Begins!

on April 22, 2017 - 5:46pm
Los Alamos County Little League President James Chrobocinski welcomes the crowd to the opening of the 2017 season this morning at the North Mesa Ball Fields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Little League players names 'drawn out of a hat' win

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

Scenes From March For Science - Santa Fe Today

on April 22, 2017 - 3:26pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan with PEC Board Member Karyl Ann Armbuster at today's March For Science in downtown Santa Fe. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall ad Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales also spoke at today's event and a letter sent by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich was read to the crowd. Courtesy photo

Thousands of people participate in today's March for Science in Santa Fe. There are many booths on science with topics such as Chaco Canyon with the danger of fracking and science in the schools, experiments, solar and some hands on science for kids and adults set up all around the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo

Bandelier: It's Time To Get Outdoors!

on April 22, 2017 - 10:54am

Bandelier National Monument: It’s the weekend and time to get outdoors! ‘The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.’ –Ralph Waldo Emerson. Courtesy/ NPS

Metal Sculptures Installed In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 10:42am

Artist Richard Swenson, left, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg check placement of the new Zia and Roadrunner sculpture near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cesar Perez and Johnson Olivas put the finishing touches on the Howling Coyote sculpture installed in front of Ruby K’s on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local scrap metal artist Richard Swenson with his newly installed Howling Coyote sculpture at 20th and Central. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post 

NMMNHS Features Owls In Land of Enchantment

on April 22, 2017 - 8:45am

One of the owl chicks looks nervously out of the nest. Photo by Dennis Dusenbery

NMMNHS News:

Revered and feared in folklore, owls are found throughout New Mexico. From open desert to mountain forest, these powerful hunters have evolved extraordinary senses to pinpoint their prey.

For a limited engagement, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) reveals this world in the Owls in the Land of Enchantment exhibition April 15 through Sept. 25.

A male Great Horned Owl looks casually at the photographer. Photo by Dennis Dusenbery

Images featured in Owls in the Land of

Los Alamos Upsets Academy 7-4

on April 22, 2017 - 7:19am

Antonio Gonzales hits a double in the ninth inning to bring in Jacob Rutten and Travis Gonzales, which made the score 7-4 in favor of the 'Toppers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

James Neal tagbs out a Charger runner at second base. Luis Bojorques moves in to back him up. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hunter Swavely lays down a perfect bunt in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Vincent Marciano beat the tag into second base in the seventh inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers needed a win to keep their

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Letter To The Editor: It's The Right Thing To Do – Vote Yes For Rec Bond

on April 22, 2017 - 6:59am
By ENRIQUE POSADA, DDS, FICOI, AF-AAID
Los Alamos
 
I have had the honor of serving the Los Alamos community as a dental health care provider for the last 18 years. I have witnessed time and time again how our community comes together to solve the challenges which affect our small town. Another opportunity has presented itself for us to improve the quality of life for our community and we should be generous, selfless, and forward-thinking in our response.
 
I hope that we can work past the "I won't use those facilities, so I'm not going to support a tax increase" attitudes and think of what

Chamisa Elementary 6th Graders Enriched Through Artist In Residence Experience

on April 22, 2017 - 6:24am

Cecile Lipworth brings an inspiring discussion to 6th grade students at Chamisa about celebrating courage and resilience through Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s stories on cloth. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Stephanie Riggs introduces the Arpilleras from Peru to the students. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Students receive advice on the next steps in the project. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa sixth graders their show completed artwork. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

By RENEE MITSUNAGA
Chamisa Art Teacher

Cecile Lipworth, a guest speaker from an arts educational nonprofit organization called Art and

LAHS Softball Loses To Moriarty In Non-district Game

on April 22, 2017 - 6:01am

Lauren Harris slides safely into third in the fourth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

First baseman Claire Bluhm catches the ball in time to tag out a Pinto player in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Savana Luster was the leadoff pitcher but the Pintos figured out her pitching style and Reyna Lucero was called in to finish the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORT News:

The 'Topper softball team dropped a non-district game to the Moriarty Pintos Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The Pintos are a 4A school and losing to a 4A school

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Wiemann: Be An Environmentally Friendly Investor

on April 22, 2017 - 5:59am

Information provided by
Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment. As a citizen of this planet, you may want to take part in Earth Day activities. And as an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the environmental movement.

Here are a few ideas to consider:

“Recycle” proven strategies. Over the past few decades, we have discovered ways of bringing new life to objects we would have previously thrown away.

'Basic Genealogy Checklist' Talk April 30

on April 22, 2017 - 5:56am
LAGA News:
 
As part of the Genealogy Lecture Series at Santa Fe Main Library, Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts will talk about their new book, The Basic Genealogy Checklist. They will talk about all the tools and resources available to anyone exploring their family genealogy.
 
The book explains everything from libraries, cemeteries, census forms, family bibles, enlistment forms, and newspapers, to Ancestry.com and the Mormon Church. Henrietta Christmas has a special expertise in Hispanic genealogy and is the current President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

RCCA: Important Organization Meeting May 3

on April 22, 2017 - 5:50am

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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Save Up For New Stuff

on April 22, 2017 - 5:07am
By DAVID F. JONES
Los Alamos

Is this the example we want to set for our children?

Would we guide our children to save up enough money to purchase a bike and the necessary safety equipment and then tack on a skateboard with borrowed money instead of saving up for the board? Even better, by making the bike and skateboard available to other kids, applying democracy, and adding a few more sops to gain the support of the majority of the school body, you can force your fellow students to pay for the loan. Wow, what a deal - right? What kid wouldn’t go for it?

Daily Postcard: Sun Glows Over Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 5:01am

Daily Postcard: The glow from the sun rising over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Donna Smith Featured Soloist At LASO Spring Concert

on April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Donna Smith is the featured soloist on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F at the LASO Spring Concert. Courtesy photo
 
Musical Director David Chavez conducts a recent rehersal of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for the Spring Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra  (LASO) will feature Donna Smith playing George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F for its Spring Concert 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at Crossroads Bible Church. LASO will be under the direction of David Chavez, musical director.

Apply To Serve On New Tourism Plan Committee

on April 21, 2017 - 5:53pm

COUNTY News:

The County Council affirmed their commitment Tuesday evening to give their full support and immediate attention to a 2017 focus area for community goals – build the local tourism economy – with their acceptance of a contract with Design Workshop to create a new Tourism Strategic Plan. They are looking for representatives from Los Alamos or White Rock who are interested in serving on a steering committee.

The Tourism Master Plan/Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee will serve as an advisory body to the County Council and County planners for the tourism

Ahead Of March For Science, Udall Urges President To Fill Key Science Posts Throughout Administration

on April 21, 2017 - 5:47pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in advance of the March for Science, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, joined a group of senators in urging President Trump to appoint well-qualified experts for critical science posts at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and throughout the federal government.

Nearly 100 days into his presidency, President Trump still has not appointed a science advisor, director for the White House OSTP, or a chief technology officer.

SFNF: Spring Runoff Creates Crossing Hazards

on April 21, 2017 - 5:41pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Add warmer than usual temperatures to a good snowpack, and the result is an early start to the spring runoff in rivers and streams that run through the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 

Recreation specialists on the SFNF report that streams in the Pecos Wilderness and popular destinations like the Rio Nambe, Rio en Medio and Rio Frijoles are flowing high and fast. Conditions are similar across the forest.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution around fast-flowing mountain waters, which can be dangerously deceptive.

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White Rock Softball Classic April 29-30

on April 21, 2017 - 5:24pm

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