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Aspen Fire Burning Northeast of Santa Fe

on August 11, 2012 - 12:06am

SFNF News:

The Aspen Fire is burning on the Espanola Ranger District half a mile south of the Medio Trail, northeast of Santa Fe.

The Aspen Fire is half an acre and putting up smoke visible to residents of Santa Fe.

One crew is on scene.

Aspen Fire, Espanola Ranger District:

  • Fire Name: Aspen Fire
  • Time/Date Reported: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Location: Approximately half a mile south of Medio Trail
  • Legal Description: 18N, 10E, Section 11
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
  • Size: 1/2 acre
  • Containment: 0 percent
  • Resources Committed: One crew on scene
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El Rigobertos Opening Soon in Central Park Square

on August 10, 2012 - 1:55pm

El Rigobertos Restaurant is opening in the next few weeks in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Hut in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers renovating the interior space in Central Park Square to make way for El Rigobertos Mexican Food Restaurant said Thursday that owner Gladys Loya of El Rigobertos Mexican Food, 810 N Paseo De Onate in Espanola, intends to open her Los Alamos restaurant sometime in September. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Conscious Aging: How Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?

on August 10, 2012 - 1:50pm

 

Column by Ann Shafer

Those of you who have retired recently or those who anticipate a retirement are faced with the same question — how will you spend the rest of your life? 

When you retire, you will probably find yourself even busier than you were at work. But there is one major question — is all that activity you now have actually meaningful to you?

If not, perhaps you need to do some serious thinking about what the activities are that mean a lot to you, or what are your passions.  

To find your passions, first think about what really motivates you. 

If your life were a book,

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Kiwanis Presents Prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship Award to Michelle Boerigter

on August 10, 2012 - 1:47pm

KIWANIS News:

Tuesday, Aug. 7, Kiwanis awarded Michelle Boerigter the prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship award. Wallace was a longtime Kiwanian and former New Mexico State Representative for District 43. Michelle will be attending Hope College in Holland, MI and will study Bio Chemistry and Religion/Theology. From left, Key Club members Morrie Pongratz, Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega and Don Casperson; Terry Wallace, son of Jeannette Wallace; Michelle Boerigter; and parents Cathy and Steve Boerigter. Photo by Sharon Stover

 

Heather Wilson to March in Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday

on August 10, 2012 - 1:46pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson will be in Los Alamos Saturday to march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade.

Following the parade, Wilson will meet with members of the local business community over lunch at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

After lunch, Wilson will travel to White Rock to tour The Hive at 134 N.M. 4.

While at The Hive, Wilson also will meet with members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network to discuss their work as well as the local business climate.

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Canyon Bar in Central Park Square Celebrates 15 Years

on August 10, 2012 - 1:16pm

Canyon Bar in Central Park Square is celebrating 15 years in business this week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Rotary Club Breaks Ground for LAHS Memorial Garden

on August 10, 2012 - 12:58pm

From left, Dave Foster, Sandy Warnock, Dawn Venhaus, Travis Richins, Linda Hull, Kevin Honnell, Skip King, Eric Ferm and Robyn Ladino. Courtesy/LAPS

From left, Eric Ferm, Tony Ladino, Robyn Ladino, Candy Haskins and Rick Haskins. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

“These trees and this Memorial Garden allow future generations of students to reflect, relax and remember,” said School Board President Kevin Honnell at the official ground breaking ceremony of the new memorial garden planned for Los Alamos High School.

Families and friends of students who died while in high school attended the ceremony

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Rainbow Colors Sky Above Anderson Overlook

on August 10, 2012 - 12:38pm

A large rainbow colored the sky above Anderson Overlook Tuesday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi

Rainbow above Anderson Overlook. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi
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Appeals Hearing Held Today for Former County Supply Manager Terminated in June

on August 10, 2012 - 11:51am

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Former Los Alamos County Supply Manager Charles Pacheco, foreground, waits for his appeals hearing to begin this morning before the Los Alamos County Personnel Board in Council Chambers inside the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Pacheco is appealing his termination in June surrounding criminal charges he is facing related to alleged credit card fraud. Pacheco's brother Tim sits next to him reviewing documents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hearing Officer Tony Ortiz speaks with Employee Services Manager Valerie Park prior to the start of this morning's

County Issues Spectator Directions for Rodeo at Brewer Arena

on August 10, 2012 - 11:01am

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COUNTY News:

Be advised that spectators attending the Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena this weekend will be directed to the Spectator Entrance off of San Ildefonso Road through the South Gate to the Rodeo grounds.

The Recreation Division’s goal is to limit traffic through the North Mesa Stables for the safety of the North Mesa Stable Lot users and their animals.

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County Assembles Fair Booths at Ashley Pond Park

on August 10, 2012 - 10:55am

Pipes, fittings and white canvas tent tops fill the grassy area at Ashley Pond this morning as workers prepare to assemble booths for community organizations registered to participate in Saturday's Festival and Fair as part of this weekend's annual Fair & Rodeo event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker drops a pile of rope at each booth to secure the tent tops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fire and Police Host Final 'Movie in the Park' Event

on August 10, 2012 - 7:41am

A little girl holds the hand of a large firefighter during Wednesday's final Movie in the Park event. The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments sponsored the final Movie in the Park with the Los Alamos County Recreation Department Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog,” began at sundown. Prior to the movie, police and firefighters hosted fun activities for children including relay races, a chance to check out a police car and a fire engine from the inside out, and more.

Paleontologist Ralph Chapman Virtualizes Dinosaurs

on August 10, 2012 - 7:27am

Entrepreneurs John Battles, left, and Chuck Mansfield join audience members gathered Thursday evening at The Hive in White Rock to listen to Paleontologist Ralph Chapman present a talk about virtualizing dinosaurs. Chapman is an owner/partner of New Mexico Virtualization, a Los Alamos-based company that specializes in the 3-D scanning of objects, especially for museums and educational institutions. The company’s latest project was for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and included the scanning of the whole skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton sometimes referred to as SUE.

'Lunch With A Leader' Features Police Chief Wayne Torpy

on August 10, 2012 - 7:26am

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy was Thursday's featured speaker at the League of Women Voters monthly "Lunch with a Leader" at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

League of Women Voters members Betty Ann Gunther, left, and Rosmarie Fredrickson speak with Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy following his talk Thursday at PEEC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

Mi Casita Restaurant Closing Down Friday

on August 9, 2012 - 10:40pm

Owner Oscar Duran told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that he will close down his restaurant, Mi Casita, in the VFW building on Trinity Drive at 2 p.m. Friday after serving the final lunch. "We gave it a good run but our business dried up in the spring after the Lab began laying off its contractors ... they were our main business," he said. Duran opened Mi Casita 2.5 years ago and said that initially his customers packed the restaurant and spilled over into another room in the building.
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Tools for School Ready for Delivery

on August 9, 2012 - 10:31pm

The Unitarian Church youth group that helped unload the truck with the Tools for School supplies: Back row: George Hrbek, Bobby Hrbek, Ryan Van Cleave and Grayson Venhaus. Middle row: Kai Coblentz, Devon Cantua, Rowan Cantua and Theodore Petersen. Front row: Michelle Alexander, Elannah Venhaus, De Anna Hoyle (Youth Director), Amaya Coblentz and Caleb Schultz (not pictured Sophia Galvez.) Courtesy photo

SELF HELP INC. News:

Self Help Inc. has been the sponsor of Tools for School for 15 years and once again another successful program has been completed.

With money from United Way, other

Heron Lake Paddle Festival is Aug. 10-12

on August 9, 2012 - 10:14pm

Editor's Note: This story was first published on July 29, 2012

Near the Heron Lake Paddle Festival Center at the launching site with a beach campground.in background. Courtesy photo
 

The Heron Lake Paddle Festival is set for Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via U.S. highways 64 and 84 and N.M. 95.

This three day event includes canoe and kayak clinics, demos and races among other activities such as a used gear sale.

The Paddle Festival site is in the Ridge Rock area of Heron Lake State Park - just west of the dam.

Heron Lake is a no-wake lake

LANL Protesters Plead 'Not Guilty' and Hunger Strike Continues

on August 9, 2012 - 9:59pm

Anti-nuclear peace activist, Barbara Grothus of Albuquerque, left, files a "not guilty" plea with Court Administrator Lisa Zuhn of the Los Alamos County Municipal Court. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

Not Guilty

Los Alamos County Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk presided over this morning's arraignment of six demonstrators arrested Monday for blocking traffic during a protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Protesters Janet Greenwald, Barbara Grothus, Pam Gilchrist, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Catherine Euler and Cathie Sullivan each entered a written plea of "not

Summer Art Camp Ensures Artistry Never Stops

on August 9, 2012 - 9:57pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center calls its Summer Art Camp "The Best Six Weeks of Summer" for children from Los Alamos, surrounding communities and even foreign countries. Courtesy photo

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

This summer 80 to 100 students age 4 through 6 grade filled the classrooms at Fuller Lodge Art Center on Central Avenue each week, while teens met for classes at Village Arts on DP Road.

Whether painting, drawing, sculpting, dying yarn and knitting or creating things from recycled materials, these young artists were exploring their creativity with enthusiasm and laughter.

To

Rotary Club Speaker Schedule for August

on August 9, 2012 - 9:33pm

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets 11:45 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Avenue.  Guests are always welcome to attend!

Aug 14  Emily Chan, daughter of Rotary member Tony Chan, will present a program about her recent travels in “My 11-Country Tour.”  Emily has not only traveled extensively abroad, but has also taught overseas.

Aug 21  Dave Melton, pilot of the hot-air balloon, Purple Haze, will tell us about the adventures and eand escapades of being aloft in a balloon.                                                             

Aug 28  Dr.

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Leonard is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on August 9, 2012 - 9:02pm

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ATOMIC ROAD RUNNERS News:

Erik Leonard was the fastest for the 1-mile predict-your-time pace race in 8:14 and was only one second off his prediction.

A total of 41 people did the weekly Tuesday pace races, which were held on paved roads in Pajarito Acres under cloudy skies.

For the one mile course, the fastest female runner was Michelle Jones (9:39). The best female predictors were Inez Ross (10 s off her prediction), Darby Kellum and D J Kliesen (both 13 s). Zach Leonard did the 1 mile run in 8:16, and Morgan Jones did 10:47.

For the 2.8 mile course, the fastest

NNSA Conducts 100th WMD Counterterrorism Exercise

on August 9, 2012 - 4:33pm

NNSA News:

  • NNSA, FBI Conclude Radiological Security Exercise at University of Cincinnati

WMDs. Courtesy photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NNSA’s Offices of Counterterrorism Policy and Cooperation and Global Threat Reduction and the FBI today announced the completion of the Bearcat Thunder counterterrorism table-top exercise at the University of Cincinnati (UC), the 100th exercise of its kind.

The exercise is part of NNSA’s Silent Thunder table-top series, which is aimed at giving federal, state and local officials, first responders and law enforcement critical, hands-on experience in responding to

Auditions Begin Aug. 19 for "The Woman in Black"

on August 9, 2012 - 4:11pm

LOS ALAMOS LITTLE THEATER News:

Auditions for The Woman in Black play are 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19 and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for overnight check out.

The Woman in Black play, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, takes place in a Victorian theater where a man named Kipps has hired an Actor to help him tell a life-changing, true ghost story to family and friends.

Auditioning for one man aged 25 to 35 and one man aged 40 to 65. Also, auditioning for two women who have a 

Bingaman to Address LANL Employees Monday

on August 9, 2012 - 4:05pm
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman will be in Los Alamos Monday, Aug. 13 and will address Los Alamos National Laboratory employees.
 
Bingaman will talk about the economy, the federal deficit and what Congress can do to address these issues, among other things.
 
Bingaman will also attend a reception hosted by the Los Alamos Historical Society at the Los Alamos Historical Museum to talk about a bill he has introduced to designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as National Historical Parks.
 
Bingaman's schedule Monday, Aug. 13:
  •   10 a.m.

BREAKING NEWS: Injured Hiker Rescued

on August 9, 2012 - 3:31pm

Los Alamos firefighters, assisted by Los Alamos police officers, located and rescued an adult male with injuries who had fallen near the area at the bottom the Main Hill Road near the wastewater treatment plant a few minutes ago. Battalion Chief Paul Grano explained at the scene that the man had what initially appears to be minor injuries, adding that LAFD transported the man to Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Battalion Chief Paul Grano, white shirt, debriefs firefighters following their successful rescue of an injured man near the
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