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Enriching the Picture of the Immigrant Experience

on April 24, 2012 - 10:27pm

Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore.

In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her. “The only research I did was to look through my father’s thin scrapbook which held some newspaper articles concerning him or the Ukrainian community in Boston.

County Council Tables Amending LAPS Leases

on April 24, 2012 - 10:04pm

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle proposed an ordinance amending and restating both the Master Ground Lease Agreement and the Airport Basin Lease Agreement between the County and Los Alamos Public Schools. If approved, the changes would result in some $200,000 annually to the schools. Council voted 6-1 to table the measure until the Trinity Site Project is solidified. Chiravalle voted against tabling the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

School Board member Melanie McKinley spoke in support of an ordinance to amend the lease agreements between the County and LAPS. Photo by Carol A.
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Council Unanamously Passes Creative District Plan

on April 24, 2012 - 9:28pm

Associate Director Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Maintenance and Infrastructure Planning spoke in support of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan. Council appoved the plan 6-0 and asked the Creative District Committee to work with the County Administrator and staff and to return to Council with a detailed path forward in 90 days. Sharon Stover was absent and arrived shortley after the vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local resident Eric Fairfield spoke against the Creative District Plan saying the details are unclear and that he thinks that it will cost the
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Bilingual Montessori School Demonstrates Earth Day Spirit

on April 24, 2012 - 8:39pm

Students, staff and parents from the Bilingual Montessori School, 115 Longview Dr., in White Rock picked up trash for Earth Day. (Student names intentionally withheld) Courtesy Photo

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Creative District Plan Adoption is Under Discussion

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16pm

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Stewart of the County's Economic Development Department and County Senior Planner Martha Perkins presented information about the  Los Alamos Creative District, which was designated in the downtown area in 2009. The designation brings Los Alamos into a statewide network of six cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program.
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NNSA/DOE Deputy Director Juan Griego of LASO Discusses Rendija Canyon Property

on April 24, 2012 - 7:38pm

Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego addressed the Los Alamos County Council this evening ragarding the Departments of Energy's 885 acres of land in Rendija Canyon slated to be conveyed to Los Alamos County within  a year's time. Griego explained that a portion of the property is leased to the Los Alamos Sportsman's Club. Much of the area in that area dubbed "the Poorman's Shooting Range," has been littered by tresspassers and the area has been used for illegal shooting practice.
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Crowd Packs Party for PEEC Benefitting Nature Programs

on April 24, 2012 - 5:35pm

Applause rang out for Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board President Becky Shankland, left, and Board Vice-president and Earth Day Chair Teralene Foxx during the PEEC Party to Benefit Nature Programs held Sunday evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The annual "Party for PEEC" benefit dinner supports the Nature Center at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Board President Becky Shankland and Patron Dave Schiferl chat with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Claek.ladailypost.com

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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

on April 24, 2012 - 5:06pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

"This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year's event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications," Sgt. Det.

LAMS Student Wins Second Place in Supercomputing Challenge

on April 24, 2012 - 4:53pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos Middle School student Cole Kendrick took second place for his project, “Computer Simulation of Dark Matter Effects on Galaxy Collisions.”

Kendrick received a check for $500. He also received the $100 Crowd Favorite Award chosen by teachers and students and the Best Presentation Award.

Kendrick took the top prize in last year’s Supercomputing Challenge for his computer program to model the rotation of a galaxy including dark matter.

Jordan Medlock of Albuquerque’s Manzano High School took the top prize in the 22nd New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge for his computer

Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

on April 24, 2012 - 4:25pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)


Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 

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LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents 'RAGS'

on April 24, 2012 - 10:37am
LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical "RAGS"opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It's a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg Henderson and Bruce Letellier and

Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

on April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker's presentation, "Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You" is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a

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Athletes Cross Finish Line as Senior Olympic Games Continue

on April 24, 2012 - 9:05am

SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES Update:

Los Alamos athlete Mary Billen competes in a 10K run during the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games, which included a 5K and 10K Road Race and 5K Racewalk. The competition took place on the White Rock Loop Saturday, April 21. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athlete Ted Williams competes in the 10K run during last Saturday's Senior Olympics Games. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos athlete Roy Cope competes in the 5K run during last Saturday's Senior Olympics Games. Courtesy Photo

Official Results:

Women:

Mary Billen (70-74) 5 K= 39:08 10 K= 1:28:52

Inez Ross (80-84) 5 K:

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Gear Up for Hershey's Track & Field and Pickleball

on April 24, 2012 - 9:02am

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program
from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now ... No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to

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Earth Day Activities Clean Up Countryside

on April 24, 2012 - 8:51am

Evelyn Simons works with volunteers during Saturday's Earth Day event in the Jemez celebrated with participants picking up trash along N.M. 4. Each party of people or person signed up for a mile and collected bags of recyclable debris and trash. A strong turnout of volunteers filled bags with trash from the countryside that comprised more than six truckloads. Courtesy Photo

Volunteers begin to sign in for duty in the Jemez. Courtesy Photo

Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock joins the volunteer effort in honor of Earth Day. Courtesy photo

Rep.
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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16am

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

Painters Restripe Canyon Road and Central Avenue

on April 24, 2012 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

Along with the many residents busy sprucing up their yards throughout the community this spring, Los Alamos County crews are out in force doing the same. This crew applied fresh paint to the traffic lane stripes along Canyon Road and Central Avenue Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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LAHS Students Introduce Officials at Rededication Ceremony

on April 24, 2012 - 7:26am

Erin Kirk introduces Los Alamos School Board President  Dr. Kevin Honnell at Monday's rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marlie Apperson introduces a speaker at the event. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jodi-Cull Host introduces military representatives at the ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Baker introduces Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Scenes From Tonight's Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Ceremony of Griffith Gymnasium

on April 23, 2012 - 8:39pm

LAPS News:

Officials cut the ribbon during this evening's rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Alan Kirk

The Los Alamos High School Color Guard. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Vicki Nelms addresses the audience during the rededication ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Military representatives light candles during the ceremony. From left, representing the Coast Guard: Capt. David Swingle, U.S. Navy (no CG servicemen available,) Air Force: Major Robert W. Hull, Navy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger Brewer, Marine Corps: Sgt.
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School Board Business Targets Bus Loop and Budget

on April 23, 2012 - 8:01pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School for a work session immediately following a special school board meeting.

The agendas include an update from the LAHS Bus Loop Committee and discussion on the LAPS 2012-13 budget.

The meetings are open to the public.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 12 to April 18, 2012

on April 23, 2012 - 6:51pm

The following information was 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 12 at 9:46 a.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that it was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of Mesita Del Buy. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

 

 

 

CHRIS QUINTANA

April 12 at 8:07 p.m. / police arrested Chris Quintana, 42, of Los Alamos on Ridgeway Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.

April 15 at 10:53 a.m.

Property Tax Bills Due May 10

on April 23, 2012 - 5:56pm

COUNTY News:

The second-half installment of the 2011 Property Tax Bills became due Tuesday, April 10 and will be considered delinquent after Thursday, May 10. 

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on May 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The 311 Customer Care Center is located at 150 Central Park Square and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Payments also can be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

 

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Pajarito Enviromental Education Center - Earth Day Video

on April 23, 2012 - 4:54pm

Video footage from PEEC's Earth Day 2012 Celebration. By Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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