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No Dog Should Be Alone During Golden Years

on August 21, 2012 - 7:01am

Nanny, 9, is an orphan living at the shelter. Photo by Don Taylor

Staff report

Nanny is a 9-year-old hound mix looking for someone with whom to share her golden years. 
 
She is brown and white with black-rimmed eyes brimming with sad wisdom.

Nanny resides at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter where she exhibits polite indoor manners.

She enjoys rawhide chews and belly rubs, children and friendly dogs and cats.

Most of all Nanny seems to crave someone who will take her home and give her a family again.

Call Mary at 920-8203 for more information.

Longtime Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor

NMDOT Sponsors Statewide Child Safety Seat Clinic

on August 21, 2012 - 7:00am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is pleased to sponsor a statewide child safety seat clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25.

The clinics will take place in four cities and six different locations as part of the “100 Days and Nights of Summer” campaign that was kicked off late last month. 

The clinics are held on a first-come, first-served basis and the service is free and open to the public.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14. Whether they’re taking short trips or long vacations, we want New

Community of Atheists Host Discussion Wednesday

on August 21, 2012 - 6:59am

LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News:

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library.

This month's topic is: Mormonism, Morality and Mitt. How benign are Mormon beliefs? How would a Mormon in the White House affect you? 

Please direct questions to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com. All are welcome.

N.M. 599 Bridge Work Starts Aug. 20

on August 20, 2012 - 11:41pm

NMDOT is alerting motorists to bridge work starting on N.M. 599 on the northwest side of Santa Fe.  

The project, which involves grinding, overlay, and joint replacement work, starts Monday, Aug. 20 and will be completed in two to three weeks, weather permitting.

The N.M. 599 bridges being worked on are over Via Abajo at mile marker 7.4, Camino La Tierra at mile marker 10.1, and Avenida Rincon at mile marker 13.9.

The work is being performed by two NMDOT contractors, Meridian and Villalobos Construction Company.

There will be lane closures in both directions on N.M. 599 between 8 a.m.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore: Aug. 12-18

on August 20, 2012 - 11:21pm
 
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of Aug. 12-18:
  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Mason, a New Mexico Hero, Caroline Mason*
  3. The Greater Journey, David McCullough
  4. Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, Simon Winchester
  5. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  6. Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution, Iain McCalman
  7. The Manhattan Project, Dan Elish
  8. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  9. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  10. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
*local or regional author
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Diabetes Support Group Organizing

on August 20, 2012 - 11:04pm

LOS ALAMOS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE News:

By Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home Economist

Come be a part of a Support Group for people affected by Diabetes. The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service is organizing and sponsoring a free Diabetes Support Group. 

Mary Beugelsdijk, a certified diabetes educator, and Paula Roybal Sánchez, the Extension Home Economist will provide leadership to the group. 

Meetings are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m., the second Monday of the month beginning Sep. 10 in the training room in the Los Alamos Community Building. The support group is free.

The

Planned Steam Plant Outage Underway at LANL

on August 20, 2012 - 5:30pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory's Utilities and Institutional Facilities Division began a planned steam outage for maintenance at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

The planned steam outage is scheduled to conclude at 7 p.m., Aug. 25.

The centralized steam distribution system must be shut down for required maintenance of equipment, including replacing and upgrading key components of the Laboratory’s utility system.

During the outage, there will be no heating and no process steam available in building systems served by the Steam Plant.

All buildings within the TA-3 and TA-43 area will be affected

BREAKING NEWS: Gas Leak Sparks Middle School Evacuation / Causes 2-Hour Delay Tuesday for LAMS Only!

on August 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Students and staff are evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor punctured a gas line. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

By Greg Kendall

Students and staff were evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor operating a backhoe nicked a gas line.

"The call about the gas leak came in at 1:17 p.m. and LAFD and LAPD were on scene within four minutes," said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. "The contractor did shut off the gas prior to our arrival. Everybody was evacuated from the school in a safe and secure manner per protocol."

The gas

FDA Recalls Romaine Lettuce Sold in New Mexico

on August 20, 2012 - 4:27pm

Tanimura & Antle voluntarily recalls single lot of Romaine Lettuce because of possible health risk. Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Lettuce Already Pulled From New Mexico Stores But Consumers Should Check Labels At Home


Santa Fe – The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is alerting residents to a nationwide recall that was issued Sunday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involving Romaine Lettuce that was shipped to New Mexico

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Mountain Students Create 15 Newspapers Through Project-Based Learning

on August 20, 2012 - 11:44am

Members of the Mountain Elementary School newspaper project include front row from left, Martin Naud, Ethan Aulwes, Junseo Kim and Eben Bold. Second row from left, Lucas Manzanares, Tristan Semelsberger, Emily Krepps, Sarah Russell and Marja Graham. Third row from left, Noah Sanchez, Henry Williams, John Mamula, teacher Michele Altherr, Nate Stephens, Riana Foley and not pictured is Lena Vinogradova. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Last spring, gifted students in teacher Michele Altherr's sixth grade class at Mountain Elementary School participated in a very

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Mule Deer Fawns in Need of Fresh Tree Branches

on August 20, 2012 - 11:43am
The Wildlife Center near Espanola is in need of fresh branches to feed its Mule Deer Fawns undergoing rehabilitation. Anyone willing to trim a few branches from their fruit trees to donate to these fawns is encouraged to call the Wildlife Center at 505-753-9505. Founded in 1986, the Wildlife Center works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. Courtesy photo
 
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High Holidays 2012 at Los Alamos Jewish Center

on August 20, 2012 - 11:40am
LAJC News:
 
Rabbi Melissa Klein. Courtesy photo
 
By Bonnie J. Gordon
 
The Los Alamos Jewish Center community eagerly anticipates welcoming a special guest rabbi for this year’s High Holiday season, Rabbi Melissa Klein.
 
Rabbi Klein will not only officiate religious services, but will also lead community events that weave together traditional high holiday values with the theme, “Generation to Generation.”
 
Longtime Los Alamos rabbi, Rabbi Jack Shlachter, was honored with an invitation to lead services at a synagogue in Vienna, Austria.
 
His acceptance of this prestigious

Appreciative Inquiry: Examples at Individual Level

on August 20, 2012 - 11:16am

Column by Elena Yang

We can use Appreciative Inquiry principles for personal encounters.

A group leader’s administrative assistant is a young and competent woman.

But between her various personal needs, grandparents’ and parents’ illnesses, young children’s school delays and days-home, husband’s inability to support, and the organization’s constant demands of this training and that new requirement, she was not reliably at her desk answering phone calls, which made frustrated others trying to collaborate with the group. 

Should the group leader reprimand her? Lecture her?

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Don't Miss Tonight's Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture

on August 20, 2012 - 9:25am

Alex Filippenko brings cosmic photos, music, passion and a host of T-shirts to his popular Introduction to General Astronomy class. Photos by Steve McConnell/UC Berkeley

Tonight is the Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium. The lecture, by Alex Fillippenko from UC Berkeley is on "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe."

The Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture is open to the public at no charge.

The  J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee is dedicated to honoring the memory of Oppenheimer and his significant contributions to Los Alamos, the nation and the world. 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2012

on August 20, 2012 - 9:21am

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.

 

ROBERT MONTOYA

Aug. 9 at 9:43 a.m. / Police arrested Robert Montoya, 29, of Carlsbad in the 1200 block of Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license, no proof of insurance, no vehicle registration.

Aug. 9 at 2:49 p.m.

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Join Council for Golf Course Building Groundbreaking

on August 20, 2012 - 2:15am

Courtesy/LAC

 

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking of the new Golf Course Community Building.

Refreshments will be served.

Physiocartography, Author's Speak & New Databases at Mesa Public Library

on August 20, 2012 - 2:11am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

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Bill Gilbert’s Physiocartography exhibit opens Tuesday, Aug. 21  at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.

Gilbert, Lannan Chair of Land Arts of the American West program at UNM, will show his multimedia works created by walking predetermined grids, using a GPS, and recording his journey.

The exhibit consists of digital prints, photographs, and audio/video. Open during regular library hours. Reception and panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 15, part of the Next Big Idea festival and ISEA2012 events.

Authors Speak Series presents Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Becker and Bradley Speak Tuesday at Geological Society Meeting

on August 20, 2012 - 2:10am

LOS ALAMOS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY News:

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
 
The featured speakers are Dr Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Bradley. Their talk is entitled, "A travelogue of New Zealand’s North and South Islands."

The September field trip will be to Shark’s Tooth Ridge between San Ysidro and Cuba.

To participate in this trip, meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Sullivan Field.

Plan on bringing a camera, sunscreen, extra clothing, water, lunch and snacks.

Contact Paul Bradley at

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results

on August 19, 2012 - 9:57am

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results:

Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Elite Men

1. Chip Cooper, 33:06, 6:34, 18:35, 59:47;

2. Jimmy Archer, 33:07, 6:17, 19:03, 1:00:25;

3. Scott Archer, 34:08, 7:13, 19:27, 1:02:25;

4. Steve Morley, 35:25, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

5. Mark Wald-Hopkins, 35:27, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

6. Tim Gallegos, 42:43, 9:42, 26:09, 1:21:17.

Elite Women

1. Liz Miller, 38:42, 7:19, 21:27, 1:09:30;

2. Amy Regan, 37:40, 8:03, 21:49, 1:10:05;

3. Kim Katko, 39:34, 7:10, 22:29, 1:11:23;

4. Sanna Sevanto, 40:11, 10:22, 22:39, 1:15.54;

5. Jeri Sullivan, 42:24,

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Interesting Clouds Seen Swirling Above Los Alamos

on August 19, 2012 - 9:40am

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

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Performing Arts Center Presents 'Parted Waters' Sunday Aug. 26

on August 19, 2012 - 8:37am
Argos MacCallum performing the character of "Reynaldo" in Parted Waters. Courtesy photo
 
PERFORMING ART CENTER News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre and Teatro Paraguas of Santa Fe are teaming up to produce a New Mexico Statehood Centennial Event in Los Alamos.
 
Parted Waters by local playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, will be produced at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.
 
The performance will be directed by Fran Martone, who starred in the Los Alamos production of Time Enough and directed Galileo's Footsteps and Manhattan Glass at the 2011 Atomic

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Offered Sunday Aug. 18 at PEEC

on August 18, 2012 - 10:47pm

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES & PEEC News:

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The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is sponsoring a talk on rainwater harvesting at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEECP from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

The talk is free and open to the public, with advance registration requested at www.PajaritoEEC.org. 

Walk-ins are also welcome. The DPU will provide a free water conservation kit for each participant.

Is your garden thirsty for days, and then overwhelmed by a short cloudburst?

Road Closure Sunday for 19th Annual Kids Triathlon

on August 18, 2012 - 10:22pm

LOS ALAMOS RECREATION DIVISION News:

The Los Alamos Recreation Division will be holding the 19th annual Kids Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 19.

The following road closure will be in effect: Canyon Road will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15th Street to Central Avenue.

Canyon Road will reopen at 3 p.m. from 15th Street to Central Avenue.


 

 

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