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BLM Seeks Comments On Analysis Of Southeastern New Mexico Oil And Gas Lease Parcels For September Sale

on April 25, 2017 - 2:54pm
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking input on the analysis of 60 parcels in southeastern New Mexico for the September 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcels are located in Eddy, Chaves, Quay, Curry, Lea, and Roosevelt counties.
 
The draft environmental assessment (EA) analyzes a range of alternatives for the sale and is available for review online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and- minerals/oil-and- gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/new-mexico. Comments will be accepted through May 12, 2017.
 
Public comments are an important

Coyote Ranger District Prescribed Burns Postponed

on April 25, 2017 - 2:52pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest have postponed the previously announced Mesa Poleo and Gallina Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) prescribed burns that were tentatively scheduled for this week due to forecasted weather, including high winds and precipitation.
 
Fire managers closely monitor conditions before, during and after prescribed burns. If conditions change and are no longer optimal for prescribed burning, plans are cancelled or postponed.

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Jessica Erkkila, Lauren Partin and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Presents Top Achievement Awards At 2017 Gala Event

on April 25, 2017 - 12:31pm
2017 Financial Institution of the Year: Del Norte Credit Union. LACDC Board President David Jolly presents the Financial Institution of the Year Award to Del Norte Credit Union's Lilliemae Ortiz, Anne Kain and Matt Waldschmidt. Mrs. New Mexico Rose Evans is at right. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
 
2017 Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year: Los Alamos National Bank. LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents the Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year award to Los Alamos National Bank Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
 
LACDC Executive Director Patrick

Bathtub Row Press Releases 'Pajarito Acres: A Bootstrap Volunteer Land Development'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:41am

BATHTUB ROW PRESS News:

 

The first families moved into the Pajarito Acres development in Los Alamos in 1965, but their quest for those homes had begun three years earlier when a group of volunteers formed the Pajarito Acres Development Corporation. Their goal was to make possible privately owned, acreage homes as an alternative to the government housing managed by the Atomic Energy Commission.  

The project attracted “an eclectic herd of roughly 150 iconoclasts.

Free Presentation Of 'Basics of Alzheimer’s'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:40am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Los Alamos, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held Monday, May 22, from 1-2 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior center, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos NM, 87544. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
 
For more information or to register, contact David Davis 

Valley Celebrates National Poetry Month

on April 25, 2017 - 8:17am
COMMUNITY News:
 
An event celebrating National Poetry Month called Habla Espanola! A Celebration of Spoken Word & the Language of Place is 7-8:30 p.m. April 29, at the Espanola's MainStreet Theatre (nonprofit organization). The event includes poetry, music and refreshments with a $5 suggested donation.
 
This event  features local Valley poets, including former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Dr.

Sixty Plein Air Artists Draw Beauty Of Jemez Springs

on April 25, 2017 - 6:59am
Maryann McGraw paints a Valles Caldera plein air. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:

Sixty artists will be plein air painting April 28–May 4 throughout the Jemez Valley.

Those works will then be exhibited at Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery commencing with an artists reception 1-3 p.m., May 6. Paintings from the “Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) Spring Paint-Out and Show” will be exhibited at the gallery through May 24 and will be available for sale.

The art of plein air painting is making a comeback and the village of Jemez Springs is excited to host the event.

“Jemez Springs provides

Mainstreet Auditions For 'Acting May Be Murder'

on April 24, 2017 - 4:58pm

MAINSTREET THEATRE News:

Espanola's Mainstreet Theater is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of "Acting May Be Murder." Auditions are 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 500 Paseo de Onate in Espanola.

"Acting May Be Murder" is a mystery/comedy that spoofs Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. The play is a "who dunnit" backstage comedy that will keep the audience guessing. The cast will be made up of six men and eight women from late teen to adult.The performances are 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9 and 10. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee June 4 and 11.

If dates and times for auditions

Bandelier Trading Company Continues Tradition

on April 24, 2017 - 8:44am
Co-owner Dominic Mayo of Bandelier Trading Company. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Bandelier Trading Company. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

When Dominic Mayo and his wife, Emily, took over Bandelier Trading Company in the heart of Bandelier National Monument, they were following in the footsteps of two of Emily’s uncles who operated the business for 20 out of the last 30 years.

Mayo said as a family, they have always had a passion for quality Native American products.

Taos Students Visit Museum Thanks To BSMA

on April 24, 2017 - 7:46am

BSM Educator Liz Martineau shows students the flash light they will use to make shadows during an activity. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

BSM Educator Gordon McDonough explains the Human Battery exhibit to Taos second graders during their recent field trip. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

Taos second graders use a tool to create short and long shadows. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

​BSMA News:

Approximately 50 Taos second-graders were able to visit the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday in downtown Los Alamos, thanks to the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA).

“Thank you!

Daily Postcard: Golfers Swing Into Spring

on April 24, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Golfers swinging in the spring season last week at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Earth Day Activities Include Local Solar Array Tours

on April 23, 2017 - 4:38pm

Power Scheduler and Energy Manager for Los Alamos County Jordan Garcia, far left, led a tour of the County's solar array Saturday morning. The tour was part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center's Earth Day festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A tour of the County's solar array Saturday morning as part of Earth Day activities shows rows of solar panels constructed in 2011. It was explained during the tour that there is one 400 kilowatt panel, five that emit 100 kilowatts, and 10 that that emit 10 kilowatts. In total, the array generates one megawatt.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Kennidy Ortiz At LANB

on April 23, 2017 - 8:24am

On the job in Los Alamos: Teller Kennidy Ortiz greets customers with a smile Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Mexico Mission Service Talk At United Church Today

on April 23, 2017 - 8:21am
Mission campers prepare to head out for day one building homes during spring break in Puerto Penasco. Photo by Keith Lewis

COMMUNITY News:

Participants in the Mexico Mission Trip taken during spring break will share their experiences by leading the worship service at 9:30 a.m. today at the United Church.

The team of roughly 50 members from the community, the Unitarian Universalist Church and the United Church of Los Alamos, spent a week building three homes for the less fortunate, changing lives forever and leaving three families with a gift that they need not repay.

One family consists

Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow April 28-29

on April 23, 2017 - 8:07am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Southern Slam, from Jemez Pueblo, has been announced as an invited drum group at the 34th annual Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people.
 
The Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world celebrating their culture and traditions through traditional Native American dance, music, arts, crafts, and cuisine.
 
The powwow is

WIPP’s Mine Rescue Team Wins Competition

on April 23, 2017 - 8:05am
Members of the WIPP Red Team prepare to begin the field portion of the mine rescue competition recently in Carlsbad.  Courtesy/WIPP
 
WIPP News:
 
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mine rescue teams (Red and Blue) recently competed in the Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Association Competition in Carlsbad.
 
The WIPP Red Team came away with top honors, being named the Overall Contest Champion and taking first in the field competition, and WIPP Blue Team members (Heath Fowler and Nico Dominguez) won the team technician category.
 
“We have, arguably, the two best mine rescue teams

More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way Above Los Alamos

on April 23, 2017 - 7:39am

Daily Postcard: The Milky Way spotted in the sky above Los Alamos early Saturday morning looking SE. The glow from Albuquerque can be seen at the bottom right. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos County Little League Season 2017 Begins!

on April 22, 2017 - 5:46pm
Los Alamos County Little League President James Chrobocinski welcomes the crowd to the opening of the 2017 season this morning at the North Mesa Ball Fields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Los Alamos County Little League season 2017 opening ceremony underway this morning at the North Mesa Ballfields. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Little League players names 'drawn out of a hat' win

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

Scenes From March For Science - Santa Fe Today

on April 22, 2017 - 3:26pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan with PEC Board Member Karyl Ann Armbuster at today's March For Science in downtown Santa Fe. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall ad Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales also spoke at today's event and a letter sent by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich was read to the crowd. Courtesy photo

Thousands of people participate in today's March for Science in Santa Fe. There are many booths on science with topics such as Chaco Canyon with the danger of fracking and science in the schools, experiments, solar and some hands on science for kids and adults set up all around the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo

Metal Sculptures Installed In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 10:42am

Artist Richard Swenson, left, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg check placement of the new Zia and Roadrunner sculpture near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cesar Perez and Johnson Olivas put the finishing touches on the Howling Coyote sculpture installed in front of Ruby K’s on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local scrap metal artist Richard Swenson with his newly installed Howling Coyote sculpture at 20th and Central. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Letter To The Editor: It's The Right Thing To Do – Vote Yes For Rec Bond

on April 22, 2017 - 6:59am
By ENRIQUE POSADA, DDS, FICOI, AF-AAID
Los Alamos
 
I have had the honor of serving the Los Alamos community as a dental health care provider for the last 18 years. I have witnessed time and time again how our community comes together to solve the challenges which affect our small town. Another opportunity has presented itself for us to improve the quality of life for our community and we should be generous, selfless, and forward-thinking in our response.
 
I hope that we can work past the "I won't use those facilities, so I'm not going to support a tax increase" attitudes and think of what

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