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Honoring Living Treasures Of Los Alamos April 23

on April 20, 2017 - 8:31am
Living Treasure Joan Smith Brown. Photo by Jim Gautier
 
By COLLEEN OLINGER
 
Living Treasures of Los Alamos will honor Joan Smith Brown, Charles “Chick” Keller and J. Arthur Freed at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Crossroads Church, 97 East Road.
 
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.
 
Joan Smith Brown
2017 Los Alamos Treasure
 
The good deeds Joan Smith Brown showers on neighbors, community, and family could fill the lives of several women.
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Drone Operator Launches Local Business

on April 20, 2017 - 8:23am
Co-owner Michael Grimler of Desert Wind Aeronautical (DWA), a professional drone services company in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

How many people wake up one morning and decide to get into the drone business? Michael and Kathleen Grimler of Los Alamos did just that last year when they started Desert Wind Aeronautical (DWA), a professional drone services company. Kathleen handles the business development side of things and has a background in marketing. Michael believes the business will be a perfect way to keep him busy when he retires.

Drones,

Monday Personnel Board Meeting Canceled

on April 20, 2017 - 8:22am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Personnel Board meeting scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Monday in Room 110 of the Municipal Building is canceled.  
 
For more information, click here.

Many Mothers Welcomes Arrival Of Baby Box Program

on April 20, 2017 - 8:19am
Infant sleeping in a Baby Box. Courtesy photo
 
Baby Box filled with supplies. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
SANTA FE  Many Mothers is excited to announce the arrival of the Baby Box Program, an initiative that aims to reduce rates of neonatal and infant mortality through distribution of Baby Boxes, safe sleep education, and in-home support.
 
Originally developed in Finland in the 1930s, Baby Boxes have since gained popularity in many U.S. communities.

Chit-Chat's 6th Birthday Magic Show & Potluck April 29

on April 20, 2017 - 8:05am

FSN News:


The community is invited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) with a magic show, cake and potluck, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Family Strengths Network (FSN), 3450 Orange St. Bring a dish to share and a picnic blanket to sit on to watch the show featuring magician New Mexico Shadowhandz.

 

Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) is a program of FSN that engages parents and caregivers and their young children.

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Local Expert Leads Monthly Wildflower Walk April 24

on April 20, 2017 - 8:04am
Kinnikinnick in bloom along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chick Keller
 
PEEC News:
 
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead the first monthly Wildflower Walk of the season. These outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos.
 
Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
 
The Wildflower Walks are one Monday a month for the

National Grant To New Mexico’s Homewise Will Provide $10,500 In Down Payment Assistance To 300 Residents

on April 20, 2017 - 8:03am
NMH News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc. has received a multi-million dollar grant to provide $10,500 mortgage down payment assistance to 300 low- to moderate-income homeowners throughout Los Alamos, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Valencia, Torrance, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel and Taos counties.
                            
Homewise received the Project Reinvest: Homeownership grant through a competitive, nationwide process and will begin administering the grants this month.
 
Project Reinvest: Homeownership grantees were selected from eligible Community

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs At Besalt Springs

on April 20, 2017 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: Petroglyphs at Besalt Springs. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Rally For Science In Santa Fe ... But Not Los Alamos

on April 19, 2017 - 9:30pm
By JODY BENSON
Los Alamos

Los Alamos isn’t hosting a Rally or a March for Science. Santa Fe is, though. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Earth Day, at the Roundhouse. Get out there with your dedication and brilliance. Remember, there is no planet B, and scientists can prove it. 

The organizers of the March state: “The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter.

Emily Cox Shines In Gymnastics Championship

on April 19, 2017 - 8:53pm
Emily Cox. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Emily Cox, a 7th grader at Los Alamos Middle School that attends Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe was selected to compete in the Regional Championship that includes the best gymnast from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
 
The event was April 15 in Albuquerque.
 
Cox's performance amazed the audience and judges alike as she scored a 9.375 on Floor, 9.4 on Vault, 9.4 on Bars and a 9.375 on Beam. Her 37.55 all around placed her in a three way tie for 4th place!
 
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Luján Introduces Series Of Bills To Help States Improve Behavioral Health Systems; Address Inequities

on April 19, 2017 - 8:52pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) has introduced a series of three bills that will help states to address health care inequities, improve services for patients seeking behavioral health treatment and deal with critical shortages in the behavioral health care workforce.
 
The New Mexico lawmaker noted that today, due to lack of services, those who battle mental health and substance abuse issues often cycle between emergency rooms, jails, and homeless shelters.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 12-17, 2017

on April 19, 2017 - 6:25pm

LAPD News:

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 against them.

JASON LARRANAGA


April 12/Jason Larranaga, 20, of Las Cruces, was arrested for criminal damage to property.

 

 


STEPHANIE L. GARCIA


April 13/Stephanie L. Garcia, 31, of Los Alamos, was arrested for shoplifting.

 

 

COLEMAN SMITH


April 14/Coleman Smith, 60, of Pueblo, Colo., was arrested on a Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

DANIEL SIMON


April 15/Daniel Simon, 27, of Los

Teen Center Hosts Power Of You(th) Friday

on April 19, 2017 - 4:25pm
Youth singing songs at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy photo
 
TEEN CENTER News:
 
Los Alamos Teen Center hosts the Power of You(th) 4:30-5:15 p.m. Friday, April 21. 
 
The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers presentation is sponsored nationally by State Farm with information for youth on "The 411 on teen drinking."
 
All high school aged students are welcome.
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Letter To The Editor: Office Of The Sheriff

on April 19, 2017 - 4:25pm
By KHALIL SPENCER
Los Alamos
 
Regardless of what any of us thinks about keeping the sheriff's office, the public decided the question of whether to have a sheriff.
 
Now is the time to carefully define the scope of duties so that this office does more than throw out the first calf at the annual rodeo but on the other hand, doesn't waste effort duplicating police duties.
 
Plus, any duty that involves the potential for violence or public interactions that could put the County at risk for a lawsuit requires personnel training that the county will have to pay to obtain.
 
If as

Gessing: Governor Was Right To Wield Veto Pen

on April 19, 2017 - 3:22pm
By PAUL J. GESSING
Rio Grande Foundation
 
There has been a lot of criticism of Gov. Martinez in the wake of her use of the veto pen in the wake of the 2017 legislative session. Tough economic times are not fun and New Mexico (unlike most other states in the union) remains in the midst of tough times.
 
Democrats in the Legislature recently spoke out saying “enough is enough” referring to budget cuts and there have been increasing calls for the Legislature to override certain vetoes.
 
On can argue the merits or demerits of many of the dozens of vetoes, but the big ones on the budget

FBI: Taos Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Carjacking

on April 19, 2017 - 3:15pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Richard Howieson, 56, of Costilla pled guilty in court in Albuquerque to a federal carjacking charge.
 
The plea agreement recommends that Howieson be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of 12 to 36 months followed by a period of supervised release to be determined by the court.
 
Howieson was arrested Oct. 11, 2016, on a three-count indictment charging him with carjacking, carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment was superseded Feb.

Pajarito Chapter Embroiderers’ Guild Of America Celebrates 40 Years

on April 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

COMMUNITY News:
 
Forty years of promoting and encouraging embroidery is a significant milestone and the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will celebrate the occasion Monday, May with a tea at 6 p.m. in Gibson Hall at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
 
Current and former members as well as anyone interested in needlework are invited to come and enjoy good food and conversation. Call Carole at 505.662.4604 or Marilyn at 505.672.9404 to RSVP or for more information.
 
The founding members of the local chapter, a group of six who met weekly to have lunch and stitch, called

Culture & Collaboration: Los Alamos Japan Project Friday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:59pm
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Japan Project is an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki.
 
Founded by Museum Director Judith Stauber, the project is building a bridge of understanding between Los Alamos History Museum, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
 
The global histories of the United States and Japan are inexorably linked, but the cultures reveal a separateness.

Family Strengths Network Family Photo Day April 26

on April 19, 2017 - 2:57pm

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Thirteen Artists Perform At Spring Musicale Sunday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:55pm
Musicale performers from a Feb. 23 event. Courtesy of UNM-LA
 
UNMLA News:
 
A significant part of the UNM-LA Campus mission is its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service. The campus made a major commitment to that goal in 2016 through its ongoing support of the Sunday Musicale series of concerts presented by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, the UNM-LA Campus will host the final spring piano recital, featuring 13 young pianists between the ages of 8 and 16. The recital is FREE and open to the public, being held in the campus

White Rock Library Hosts ‘Paws For Reading’

on April 19, 2017 - 1:33pm

Biggs is a good listener. Courtesy photo

Library News:

The White Rock Branch Library hosts a new program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, called “Paws for Reading,” where kids can practice their reading out loud with a dog as the audience.  

Super-cute dog Briggs and his handler De Ann Painter are registered with Therapy Dogs International (TDI), which explains on its website: “The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.”

TDI provides guidelines and evaluators to make sure that the dogs

Legislature Honors UNM-LA Student Kaylen Pocaterra

on April 19, 2017 - 12:24pm

From left, UNM-LA Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Rademacher, UNM-LA student honoree Kaylen Pocaterra, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney at the New Mexico Legislature. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News: 

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) student Kaylen Pocaterra was recognized Feb. 27 by the New Mexico Legislature as a member of the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Community College Academic Team. Along with 34 other team members, Pocaterra was applauded for her academic achievements and outstanding academic success.

The students were introduced to both the

Dr. Zee Fundraiser Underway At LANB

on April 19, 2017 - 12:18pm

Elena Mesibov, owner of Mesibov Elite Cleaning Service, is selling roses until 1 p.m. today in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Proceeds from the sales will go toward the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. The concert is 5-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Letter To The Editor: Let's Bring Our Small Town Into The 21st Century ... Vote Yes On Rec Bond

on April 19, 2017 - 12:11pm
By LYNNE CLARKSON
Los Alamos
 
As a facilities coordinator for the AAU basketball teams (GO, LA SLAM!) and a member of the Hilltopper Basketball Association (HBA), I can confirm that facilities for sports and recreational activities in Los Alamos are scarce.
 
Organizations such as youth basketball, soccer, volleyball, adult basketball, roller derby (youth and adult), pickleball, fencing, and martial arts are all competing (i.e. "fighting")over limited space.
 
Los Alamos is an active town, with diverse and varied interest. We have been limited by lack of facilities for far too long.

LAHS Boys Golf Spring Invitational 2017 Results

on April 19, 2017 - 11:56am
LAHS golfers at Spring Invite 2017. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
LAHS hosted the annual LAHS Spring Golf Invitational Monday, April 17, at Los Alamos Golf Course.
 
Eleven teams were represented in the tournament. Los Alamos earned its 4th team qualifying leg of the season shooting its lowest round of the year, 305.
 
The team's next event is the District 2-5A Championship Monday, May 1 at Black Mesa Golf Course in Espanola. Team also will compete May 8-9 in the State Championship at the Canyon Club in ABQ.
 
Team Results:
 
1) Hope Christian, 304* Won in a one-hole team
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