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PEEC's Saturn-Day Star Adventure May 25

on May 8, 2013 - 7:38am

Saturn as visualized from its satellite Mimas. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is launching a new night sky program, inspired by an idea from student board member Amanda Mercer.

The first presentation is a Saturn-Day Program about the planet famous for its size and rings.

The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Join other families and sky-gazers, old and young, to hear a brief introduction about Saturn from astronomer Chick Keller’s perspective.

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Los Alamos Detectives Capture Suspected Burglar

on May 7, 2013 - 8:37pm
Editor's Note: Video added to report.

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris, right, and Det. Daniel Roberts spoke on video to the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon about the investigation that has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Los Alamos man suspected of committing a rash of burglaries in the Los Alamos area. See Wednesday's edition of ladailypost.com for the full story and identification of the suspect in custody. See exclusive video interview below. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

As part of their investigation and arrest of a local burglary suspect, Los Alamos Police

Rangers, Los Alamos Firefighters Aid Visitor at Bandelier

on May 7, 2013 - 3:44pm
BNM News:
 
Mid-morning today, May 7, a visitor reported to a park volunteer that another visitor had collapsed along Bandelier's Main Loop Trail. Park rangers and the Los Alamos Fire Department responded, and found him conscious and alert.
 
They transported him to the Los Alamos Medical Center. At that time, the cause of his collapse had not been determined .The man and his wife were visiting from Florida.
 

LASO’s Spring Concert Embraces Romantic Period

on May 7, 2013 - 10:37am
Principal cellist Jim Knudson practices for the upcoming concert. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
 
Conductor Don Gerheart, right, discusses the music with French Horn player Jim Beinke. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music from the Romantic Period at its Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Crossroads Bible Church.

On the program are “Procession of the Nobles” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Caucasian Sketches Suite No.

Kids Invited for Cave Exploration Fun at PEEC

on May 7, 2013 - 10:35am

PEEC’s Nature Playtime kids tried out caving equipment recently. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC will hold an afternoon of activities about cave exploration Wednesday, May 22.

Children and their parents are invited to drop in any time between 1-4 p.m. to join the fun in this free event. 

PEEC and the Mesa Public Library are hosting the Underground of Enchantment exhibit about Lechuguilla Cave. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Alamos County Library, this exhibit features 3-D photographs of the cave (at Mesa Public Library) and four short 3-D films that take the viewer underground to

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Non Life Threatening Crash on Truck Route Monday

on May 7, 2013 - 10:31am
Non life threatening injuries were sustained by a driver during a two vehicle crash at the bottom of the truck route near N.M. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


One of two vehicles involved in Monday's crash on the truck route. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


One of the two cars involved in Monday's crash. Damage can be seen in the back bumper area. The driver of this car was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center with non life threating injuries. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge Construction Office Installed

on May 7, 2013 - 10:22am
A portable construction office has been installed in front of Fuller Lodge Art Center in preparation for the scheduled Fuller Lodge upgrades project. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost com

 

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Sobriety Check Point Monday Near Airport

on May 7, 2013 - 10:19am
Los Alamos Police and New Mexico State Police conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Monday evening near Los Alamos County Airport. The checkpoint was setup prior to the evening commute hours. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
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Spring Food Drive Saturday

on May 7, 2013 - 10:14am

Staff Report

The annual Los Alamos Letter Carrier and Boy Scouts Spring Food Drive is Saturday, May 11.  

This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, and LA Cares with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the US Postal Service, the Knights of Columbus, Smith's Food & Drug Stores, and many individual volunteers.

The drive supports those in need in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties through regular distributions by LA Cares in Los Alamos and the San Martin de

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TOTH's Father Colin Kelly Retires After 27 Years

on May 7, 2013 - 10:09am
TOTH's Susan Sprake presents the Kellys with a trip to Ireland on behalf of the congregation. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Father Colin P. Kelly's 27-year tenure as Rector of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos has come to an end.
 
His congregation gathered at the church Saturday to roast the beloved Pastor and his wife Sue Ellen Kelly and to "launch them into a new adventure."
 
"It's been a great ride ... 27 years ... it's been a beautiful life," Pastor Kelly said as he looked out over his congregation Saturday

Nathan Lang Receives Los Alamos Garden Club Scholarship

on May 7, 2013 - 8:07am

Scholarship winner Nathan Lang. Courtesy photo

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club Scholarship has awarded a $500 scholarship, in memory of Erla Mae Larson, to Nathan Lang of Los Alamos.

Lang will attend UNM in the fall and plans to major in Biology or Biomedicine.

He has been on the cross country team for four years, has been a down hill skier at Pajarito Mountain for six years and since 2012, has worked on computers for the New Mexico Consortium building.

He said that a brief experience helping the homeless in Denver opened his eyes to the number of “needy around us."

Lang is the

Letter to the Editor: Thank You For Dog Jog Support

on May 7, 2013 - 7:41am
By Wendee Brunish and Pattie Baucom
Co-chairs, Los Alamos Dog Jog 2013

Sunshine and clear skies greeted all of the runners and walkers and their eager dogs for the 16 Annual Dog Jog April 27, 2013.

This year’s Dog Jog, organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the Mountain Canine Corps (MC2) search and rescue team raised more than $10,000 for Friends of the Shelter. 

Friends of the Shelter (FOS) is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to abandoned animals and to pets and their owners in northern New Mexico.

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OBITUARY: BILLIE CRABB Jan. 10, 1931 - May 3, 2013

on May 7, 2013 - 7:25am

BILLIE CRABB Jan. 10, 1931 - May 3, 2013 

Billie Crabb passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 3, 2013.

Billie had been a resident of Los Alamos for 66 years. She moved from Mineral Wells, Texas to Los Alamos to be with her father who at the time was working building the city.

She met her husband Billy Crabb and they were married in June of 1951. They were very active in church activities and were founding members of the White Rock Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school until her illness made that difficult.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband Billy. Mrs.

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Food on the Hill: Paradise Pancakes

on May 7, 2013 - 7:07am

This week's Recipe:
Paradise Pancakes
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon shortening (Crisco)
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 ½ cups flour
1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
enough milk (around 2 cups)
1 can pineapple rings (drained)
2 bananas
¾ cup of coconut

Full batch makes about 10-11

Directions:
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
If you have a chance to dry the pineapple overnight in the fridge, it would be best. If not, just pat them as dry as you can with paper towels.
 
Photo by Sue

Pajarito Astronomers Hosts Dark Night May 11

on May 7, 2013 - 6:48am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 8 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, May 11 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

A crescent moon will be visible, as will the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. There will be a tour of the winter and spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.

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Visit Comfort Keepers Open House 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday

on May 6, 2013 - 4:52pm

CHAMBER News:

The community is invited to stop by the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center, 109 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 for an Open House, Food and Networking event, and Ribbon Cutting hosted by Comfort Keepers.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services, which enable independent living at home.

Comfort Keepers is providing food, live music and interesting services - this event is free and open to the public so stop by on the way home from work.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 25–May 1, 2013

on May 6, 2013 - 4:41pm

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.

April 25 at 7:44 a.m. / A 47-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 900 block of Canyon Road. The estimated loss is under $500. The matter is under investigation.

April 25 at 1:48 p.m. / A 22-year-old Tempe man reported that he was the victim of criminal sexual penetration in the 900 block of Capulin Road. The matter is under investigation.

April 25 at

May 14 Lecture: 'Cold War Recollections: A Livermore Underground Testing Perspective'

on May 6, 2013 - 3:16pm

LAHS News:

The annual meeting of the Los Alamos Historical Society is 6 p.m. May 14 in Fuller Lodge and begins with the “Experience Auction” fundraiser, pizza and ice cream party, followed by a business meeting at 6:45 p.m. and lecture at 7:30 p.m. by Robert Kuckuck, “Cold War Recollections: A Livermore Underground Testing Perspective.”

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck will discuss his experiences as a Cold Warrior and the nuclear testing work carried out by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the 1970s and 80s.  

About the Lecturer (from the LANL

OBITUARY: Jeanette 'Sissy' Terry Oct. 6, 1928–April 30, 2013

on May 6, 2013 - 2:49pm

JEANETTE "SISSY" TERRY Oct. 6, 1928April 30, 2013

Jeanette “Sissy” Terry peacefully passed away April 30, 2013 at home in the loving arms of her husband of 63 years, B.U. Terry, Jr. 

Jeanette was the mother of Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and a frequent visitor to Los Alamos.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Ropesville, Texas. Jeanette was a long-time educator, having taught school in Hobbs, Porter, San Jon, Tucumcari and Eagle Nest, New Mexico. 

She had an entrepreneurial spirit about her, branching out to open her own Real Estate company in Angel Fire, New Mexico.

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Find Out About Retail in Los Alamos 7 p.m. Today!

on May 6, 2013 - 2:37pm
Ken Nebel of Village Arts. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:
 
Los Alamos retailers invite the public to find out more about retail in Los Alamos and the people behind the brick and mortar businesses in town.
 
Ken Nebel of Village Arts is hosting a discussion panel 7-8 p.m., today, May 6, to speak about both the satisfying and sapping parts of owning and operating a retail business in Los Alamos.
 
The panel will be meeting upstairs in the Mesa Public Library meeting rooms, and anyone interested in retail in Los Alamos is welcome to attend.

Yang: You See Banana, I See Potassium ... Part I

on May 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
You See Banana, I See Potassium: Whose reality is more real? Part I
By ELENA YANG

Banana is my least favorite fruit – I prefer juicy ones – but I eat it for the potassium kick, especially important during ski season. 

Of course, I don’t “see” potassium, but that’s what the yellow stick signifies to me. In truth, I much prefer Michael Pullen’s notion of eating “food,” - from his In Defense Of Food: An eater’s manifesto not “protein,” “omega-3,” or “potassium” for that matter. 

But I use this comparison to make a point about how our respective “realities” do not always nor necessarily

Spring Water Flows in Rio Grande

on May 6, 2013 - 1:06pm

View of the Rio Grande from White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos
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Community Winds, Singers Shine in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

on May 6, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Community Winds, Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos High School Choirs and soloists perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Dr. Ted Vives. Photo by Glen Wurden

Review by NANCY WURDEN

Freude! Joy! A large audience experienced a joyful interlude Sunday afternoon, May 5, with the performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Playing the work in its entirety was The Los Alamos Community Winds, under the baton of Dr. Ted Vives.

Joining the Winds for the fourth, or choral, movement were the Los Alamos Choral Society and the

LADOC's paRENT Free Club Graduates 13

on May 6, 2013 - 12:14pm

From left, Annie Conklin, Dara Armstrong, Dana Urbatch, Nicole Pino, Natalie Stafford and Angela Davydenko (not pictured Annika Nye, Ashley Nye, Audrey Nye and Sruthi Garimella.) Courtesy/LADOC

From left, Charlie Young and Astro, Kalem Smith and Bantu, and Caleb Nolen and Pepper. Courtesy/LADOC

LADOC News:

This spring Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering a special class called the paRENT Free Club or "RENT" free club for children.

Children attend this class with their dogs and without their parents.

Support Barranca School and Teachers on Bobcat Pizza Day!

on May 6, 2013 - 10:38am

PTO News:

Barranca Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding a Bobcat Pizza Day Wednesday, May 15 through Papa Murphy's Pizza.

On that day only, Papa Murphy's will donate $1 for each pizza ordered to the Barranca Elementary PTO.

The PTO uses these and other fundraising events to support the teachers and the school.

The PTO gives each teacher a stipend at the beginning of every school year, which allows them to purchase extra supplies for their classooms without having to spend their own money on those supplies.

The PTO also helps to pay for teacher training, field trips,

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