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White Rock Children’s Parade Adds New Dimension

on June 19, 2017 - 8:29am

Kick off the 4th of July with the White Rock Children's Parade and Carnival. A flag ceremony and parade begin at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon. Everyone is invited to the parade followed by a free carnival games and treats on the back lawn of the church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The annual White Rock Children’s Parade and July 4th celebration will be held again this year at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

A new dimension is being added this year as a tribute to military personnel, past and present.

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Letter To The Editor: Chamber Thanks Community

on June 19, 2017 - 7:55am
By NANCY PARTRIDGE
Los Alamos Chamber Director

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make Chamberfest a successful event.

The crews from the Public Works Department worked tirelessly to get the power on to the circuits for our food vendors and band, Central Park Square provided the venue for the majority of the event, Los Alamos Police Department provided security at the event, and our sponsors – LANB, Gateway Mortgage, LA Doghouse and the Los Alamos Daily Post – without whom we could not have put on the event.

It was a special treat to be joined by

Famine To Feast Volunteers Aid Cajete Fire Effort

on June 19, 2017 - 7:54am

Fire Chief Lee Taylor shakes hands with Famine to Feast co-founder Jaret McDonald and thanks all the volunteers for their efforts to collect supplies for the firefighters working the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Anyone interested in helping with the effort should call Los Alamos Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222. Courtesy photo

Famine to Feast volunteers deliver supply for the firefighters working the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Anyone interested in helping with the effort should call the Los Alamos Police Dispatch Center at 505.662.8222. Courtesy photo

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Notice Of Possible Quorum: County Council Tuesday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:33am

Summer Road Rage Risk Reduction Check-List

on June 19, 2017 - 7:31am

Photo by Nabeel Syed

 

By STEVE KARDIAN, Instructor
Certified FBI Defensive Tactics
 
If you drive on our nation’s roadways on a regular basis, your chances of being involved in a road rage incident are very high.
 
Road rage can be triggered through a gesture, such as being flipped off, by being cut off or through tailgating. It can lead to serious physical injury and even death. Most of the minor events go unreported.
 
There is something about being behind the wheel of a car that can prompt rage or aggression in even the mildest mannered people.

Regional Coalition Discusses LANL's Small Business Program Support And Waste Classifications Overview

on June 19, 2017 - 7:21am
RCLC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) hosted its regular Board Meeting June 9 in the Española Council Chambers.
 
The meeting focused its discussion on the efforts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Small Business Program Office and how it supports local contractors to do business with LANL and other federal programs.

Distinguished Theologian To Speak At Fuller Lodge In Los Alamos Thursday And Friday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:16am
Professor Haught stands in front of Darwin. Courtesy photo
 
LAFSF News:
 
“Why is there something rather than nothing?” This question is posed by two scientists in this month’s issue of Physics Today.
 
This question also intrigues the members of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (http://www.lafsf.org/) and they have invited noted theologian, Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University, to Los Alamos to help answer it.
 
Professor Haught will be in Los Alamos to speak at 7 p.m., June 22 and June 23, at Fuller Lodge.

2017’s Best States For Summer Road Trips

on June 19, 2017 - 7:12am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to help folks find savings along the way: 2017's Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips and Best Gas Credit Cards.
 
WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.

 
 
Best States for Summer Road Trips

 

 
Worst

Daily Postcard: White Rock Honors Fire Cadets

on June 19, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The rock in White Rock pays tribute Sunday to the Los Alamos Fire Department's 27th academy graduating class of cadets. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cajete Fire Evening Update: 424 Personnel ... 1,400 Acres Burned ... 80 Percent Contained

on June 19, 2017 - 1:08am

Cajete Fire smoke plume Friday in the Jemez. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

SFNF News:

The El Cajete Fire has burned 1,400 acres since igniting Thursday morning in the Jemez. There are now 424 personnel battling the blaze, which this evening is 80 percent contained.

Location:

  • The Cajete Fire is burning in the Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of N.M. 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Reopens Monday

on June 19, 2017 - 12:43am

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Following the emergency closure prompted by the Cajete Fire, Valles Caldera National Preserve will resume its normal hours of operation and visitor services 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 19.

All summer activities will be available to visitors, including the 35 daily backcountry vehicle permits issued on a first come, first served basis. In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their projects and business within the preserve.

However, all access to the Banco Bonito area of the preserve will remain closed until further notice.

Letter To The Editor: Huge KUDOS To Firefighters

on June 18, 2017 - 11:10pm
By DIMAS M. CHAVEZ
Former resident of Los Alamos

Once AGAIN, huge KUDOS to the firefighters involved with the Cajete Fire in the Jemez for its containment, and all their hard work in preserving as much as possible of the lovely area of the Jemez.

 

More Campfires Left Abandoned In Forest ... Meanwhile Cajete Fire Bill In Four Days Reaches $1.4 Million

on June 18, 2017 - 10:58pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As more than 300 people continued to battle the 1,400-acre Cajete Fire that sparked last Thursday from an abandoned campfire, the already-overloaded fire team on the Santa Fe National Forest was forced to respond to more abandoned campfires today.

As of 2 p.m., at least three had been reported to the dispatch center.

With record high temperatures, no moisture and possible lightning strikes in the forecast, Northern New Mexico is a tinderbox.

Cajete Fire Morning Update: 1,367 Acres Burned, 65 Percent Contained ... N.M. 4 Reopens At Noon Today

on June 18, 2017 - 11:55am

Image from a Goes-16 satellite shows smoke Saturday from large fires active in New Mexico and Arizona. The El Cajete Fire in the Jemez has burned 1,367 acres since igniting Thursday and is now 65 percent contained. Courtesy/Wildfire Today NASA

SFNF News:

The El Cajete Fire has now burned 1,367 acres since it erupted Thursday morning in the Jemez. Today fire crews are patrolling and monitoring the established containment line along the northern perimeter of the fire, while additional crews construct and improve the line on the southern perimeter.

A team of firefighters will repel today

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 18, 2017 - 11:48am

On the job in Los Alamos at the Reel Deal Theater, from left, Brian Trujillo, Kayti Herring, Dylan Irish and Connor Temple, and in front, everybody's favorite person at the Reel Deal, Clara Lucido! Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

More Scenes From Los Alamos Rally For Healthcare

on June 18, 2017 - 11:01am

Dr. Tyler Taylor of Los Alamos spoke at the rally for healthcare Saturday at LAMC about common myths about healthcare that are used to confuse the debate. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos residents rally for healthcare Saturday near LAMC. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Saturday, New Mexicans rallied at 20 simultaneous events throughout the state to voice their concern over changes to the healthcare system that the “American Health Care Act “(aka Trumpcare) would bring if it becomes law.

Medical professionals and local elected officials spoke at the rally in Los Alamos near Los Alamos Medical

Scenes From Ordination Of Laurie Ann Triplett As An Episcopal Priest At Trinity On The Hill June 10

on June 18, 2017 - 10:33am

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono, D. D. Ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande ordains Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest during a special ceremony June 10 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono ordains Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett kneeling during her ordination June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the June 10 ordination

Leadership Los Alamos Accepting Registrations Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 18, 2017 - 9:31am

KayLinda Crawford is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

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Letter To The Editor: Wayfinder Meeting Takeaway

on June 18, 2017 - 8:14am
By BRADY BURKE
Los Alamos

Here are my take aways from the June 15 Los Alamos County Wayfinder presentation.

Attendance at the 95 percent design phase - two Project people (County rep and Merje consultant), one County Councilor (David Izraelevitz) as a citizen, one stakeholder and two citizens, me and another woman.

Wayfinder: Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people (and animals) orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place, according to  Wikipedia. According to the project folks, the idea was floated around earlier in the year.

State Auditor Report On Out-of-State Spending

on June 18, 2017 - 7:51am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – State Auditor Tim Keller has released a report on state and local governmental food contracting. The report was released at a panel discussion hosted by the South Valley Economic Development Center and co-presented by Three Sisters Kitchen, a culinary incubator.

The report from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) finds that the food industry has a high proportion of out-of-state contracting compared to other industries.

Fr. Glenn: A Fiery Fathers’ Day

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Dang … another fire. At the time of this writing, the El Cajete Fire is still going strong; hopefully it will be under control by the time you read this. As you know, one of the greatest tragedies of most wildfires is that they are so often caused simply by persons careless in watching and/or dousing campfires.

Perhaps it is because people in our modern culture have so little experience with open fires in general that keeps such things happening so frequently—the unintended consequences of neglect.

Rev. Duncan Lanum Undertakes 2,000 Mile Joy Ride

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, heading out on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
SANTA FE Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, Rector at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, headed out June 12 on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Joy Rose Lanum and raise funds for Many Mothers.
 
Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based organization that is the 21st century version of an extended family.

Obituary: Harry Rheiner William Egdorf March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

on June 18, 2017 - 7:44am

HARRY RHEINER WILLIAM EGDORF March 24, 1919 – June 7, 2017

Harry Rheiner William Egdorf, 98, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Sombrillo Nursing facility in Los Alamos.

Harry was born on March 24, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He had an early love for Chemistry beginning with Laboratory work in the Cook County Hospital Blood Bank in Chicago. During World War II Harry served in the US Army as a surgical technician. After the war, he married Jean Wilson, also of Chicago and raised a family moving to Colorado in 1955 and Nebraska in 1956.

Upon retirement

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Rio Chama Equine Expo Aug. 29

on June 18, 2017 - 7:37am

ABIQUIU – All things horse will be the order of the day at the second annual Rio Chama Equine Expo, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Rio Arriba Rural Events Center in Abiquiu.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County is hosting the day’s event.

“The expo is a great way for people to network and learn better horsemanship skills,” said Donald Martinez, NMSU Rio Arriba County agricultural agent. “Last year we had 50 people participate; this year we are expecting it to double.

Librarian Of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith Poet Laureate Consultant In Poetry For 2017-2018

on June 18, 2017 - 7:27am
Tracy K. Smith
 
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS  News:
 
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the appointment of Tracy K. Smith as the Library’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2017-2018.
 
Smith will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season in September with a reading of her work at the Coolidge Auditorium. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a professor at Princeton University, succeeds Juan Felipe Herrera as Poet Laureate.
 
“It gives me great pleasure to appoint Tracy K. Smith, a poet of searching,” Hayden said.
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